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Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,525
Posted By erich weaver
What about those shiny elliptical wear marks on...

What about those shiny elliptical wear marks on what I think are the magnets?
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,285
Posted By erich weaver
My quick eBay-Amazon search indicates the tool...

My quick eBay-Amazon search indicates the tool alone is going for almost $600. The used ones available were $3-400 and are missing the nose piece.
Yowza.

Update: dmc website indicates a new .032...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By erich weaver
Yup, agree completely

Yup, agree completely
Forum: Propellers 09-18-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,285
Posted By erich weaver
Love my WW prop, but boy do I hate safety wiring...

Love my WW prop, but boy do I hate safety wiring the prop bolts.

I asked WW if I could use Nordlock washers as an alternative but they do not recommend it for the 200RV prop. Not sure what the...
Forum: California 09-14-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By erich weaver
Try Mike Fountain 8 zero 5 four 5 zero 8756

Try Mike Fountain

8 zero 5 four 5 zero 8756
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,422
Posted By erich weaver
[QUOTE=scsmith;1633759]When I change my oil, the...

[QUOTE=scsmith;1633759]When I change my oil, the first thing I do is take a small punch and make a vent hole in the top of the filter housing. By the time the sump is drained, the filter is too. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,422
Posted By erich weaver
No. I donít know why anyone would make the...

No. I donít know why anyone would make the switch if that were the case.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,422
Posted By erich weaver
yes it will

yes it will
Forum: Fiberglass 09-03-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By erich weaver
Looking good. I never found the need to dilute...

Looking good.
I never found the need to dilute micro, it seems to spread and sand plenty easy to me, but to each his own. I do suggest a trip to your local auto body supply, as they generally...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,706
Posted By erich weaver
Wow, talk about thread drift....

Wow, talk about thread drift....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,706
Posted By erich weaver
So the airport will at some point just make the...

So the airport will at some point just make the switch and every non-experimental piston engine plane without the STC will just be out of luck until they purchase the STC? I guess that’s the only...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,706
Posted By erich weaver
This is huge. Really should start a new thread...

This is huge. Really should start a new thread for this news.

I’m trying to visualize how the acceptance and transition to this fuel will occur. No STC purchase necessary for experimental but for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,376
Posted By erich weaver
I have no idea what a Super Path is but I had hip...

I have no idea what a Super Path is but I had hip replacement surgery about 5 years ago and the first two weeks after surgery were pretty miserable although I was improving every day. You are going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 38,900
Posted By erich weaver
If you were following the story you would know...

If you were following the story you would know that the due diligence was completed a long time ago. This is nothing but FAA stalling. Take the time to watch the admittedly lengthy video of George...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 38,900
Posted By erich weaver
Not likely when there is no mandate to remove...

Not likely when there is no mandate to remove lead and there is no incentive for the big players in the petroleum industry to do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By erich weaver
If you were to add in the uAvionix/GRT Safefly...

If you were to add in the uAvionix/GRT Safefly adsb with GPS you get additional ports which can be quite handy with the Sport
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-13-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,293
Posted By erich weaver
Wow, wow, wow. That is just amazing. Best RV...

Wow, wow, wow. That is just amazing. Best RV flying footage ever! What a trip you had.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,762
Posted By erich weaver
The PCSC is listed as 3 x 4 inches while the S15...

The PCSC is listed as 3 x 4 inches while the S15 is listed as 2.9x 3.4

Iím assuming the greater length of the PCSC is due to the removal nut on the top
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,762
Posted By erich weaver
I noticed the wording specified in the cleaning...

I noticed the wording specified in the cleaning instructions is identical to that for the S15 that I received. Sure looking like this is an equivalent product.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By erich weaver
Cool! Thanks for the tour!

Cool! Thanks for the tour!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By erich weaver
I used the clear paint protection film but I...

I used the clear paint protection film but I think I like this idea better
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,762
Posted By erich weaver
Just received and installed the S15 unit from ECS...

Just received and installed the S15 unit from ECS Tuning - $159 and free shipping. Dead simple installation and seems to be working as advertised although it will be a few months before I go through...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,728
Posted By erich weaver
I agree with Ravenstar. The limitations seem to...

I agree with Ravenstar. The limitations seem to be written with the intent to confuse. I expect better from the Agency
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By erich weaver
Im guessing that as the hole opens up it is...

Im guessing that as the hole opens up it is becoming bigger than the pilot tip of your countersink bit. Put a wood backing plate with a correctly sized hole for the pilot tip under the panel so that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-06-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By erich weaver
Canít remember ever hearing about this happening...

Canít remember ever hearing about this happening before
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,268
Posted By erich weaver
I agree with above post. This mod is just not...

I agree with above post. This mod is just not worth it. Wing tips very rarely come off and when they do itís a very quick job with power screwdriver.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By erich weaver
Your alternator will charge your battery during...

Your alternator will charge your battery during normal use. There is no reason to use a battery tender unless you are going long periods of time between flights (months), you have powered some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By erich weaver
Camguard is an alternative to the Lycoming...

Camguard is an alternative to the Lycoming anti-scuff secret sauce but I donít believe either of those has all the goodies that a standard aircraft oil would have. You want ashless dispersants in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By erich weaver
I follow emag specs. A quick web search...

I follow emag specs. A quick web search indicates that both Champion and NGK say proper torque for a 14 mm plug in an aluminum head is 18-22 ft lbs
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,211
Posted By erich weaver
Iím having a hard time believing that there is...

Iím having a hard time believing that there is some noticeable amount of play in the bearing that would ever be acceptable for continued use. If it can be rattled back and forth itís time to send it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,068
Posted By erich weaver
Got a new copilot 26925

Got a new copilot

26925
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-09-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,918
Posted By erich weaver
That looks like it should be sent in and fixed up...

That looks like it should be sent in and fixed up to me, but hey, why not provide the link to the video to Brad at Emag and let him judge?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,524
Posted By erich weaver
Huh? For real? I donít get this. How the heck...

Huh? For real? I donít get this. How the heck is this used?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2022, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,625
Posted By erich weaver
That elbow looks like it would be relatively...

That elbow looks like it would be relatively rigid, especially if it has flow smoothing vanes inside. With the cooler mounted to the firewall seems like it would self destruct in short order due to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,882
Posted By erich weaver
Builders preference for this. I made all power...

Builders preference for this. I made all power wires red, all ground wires black, all data/signal wires white. Further more specific identification indicating where the wire originates and where it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,934
Posted By erich weaver
Right. The term ďmineral oilĒ is often...

Right. The term ďmineral oilĒ is often incorrectly used to mean oil without ADs, but in correct usage it just identifies the oil as being petroleum based as opposed to synthetic based. Also, not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By erich weaver
Tape over the top of caps

Tape over the top of caps
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,190
Posted By erich weaver
So is it the high cost or it’s just not available...

So is it the high cost or it’s just not available at all? If high cost, how much were you quoted? Are you ok telling us how old you are? Hard to put this in perspective without knowing the details.
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,059
Posted By erich weaver
I have a -7A and have never noticed any in-flight...

I have a -7A and have never noticed any in-flight deformation, although I did notice how flexible the top of the wing tips were and was a little concerned. Turns out, there was some basis for my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-09-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By erich weaver
Nicely done. Eastern Sierra are well worth...

Nicely done. Eastern Sierra are well worth seeing on any trip out west. Check out Alabama Hills right outside Lone Pine by car or bike next time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By erich weaver
If the screws originated from an aviation supply...

If the screws originated from an aviation supply place, they will be 100 degree countersinks. Practice using your micro stop countersink on some scrap until you get the depth setting dialed in
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By erich weaver
How good a friend is he? My situation might be...

How good a friend is he?

My situation might be unusual, but my buddy and I just went with the honor system. We put gas in when we started feeling guilty or the plane was running low and didn’t...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-24-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,544
Posted By erich weaver
I had a similar issue recently. Unlikely to be...

I had a similar issue recently. Unlikely to be related to a failing mag, per the folks at emagair. First, make sure you are getting the RPM signal from one of the pmags. Should be just one, not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,316
Posted By erich weaver
I donít get what the need is. The tank floats...

I donít get what the need is. The tank floats and fuel totalizer provide independent redundancy. Also I know that right when the fuel is on the verge of not being visible anymore from the fill...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By erich weaver
Heat of compression? That makes sense for a gas,...

Heat of compression? That makes sense for a gas, but not a liquid. Plenty of heat coming from the combustion cycle though.

30 psi is considered on the low side for oil pressure, and there is an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By erich weaver
Doesnít need checking. You are good to go😏

Doesnít need checking. You are good to go😏
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,527
Posted By erich weaver
Good job. Let us know if it worked out.

Good job. Let us know if it worked out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,527
Posted By erich weaver
OMG, use the manometer, its very simple! You...

OMG, use the manometer, its very simple! You dont want your tank skins sucking in! Alternatively, try the syringe technique from the outside so you never need any vacuum.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By erich weaver
Tough to judge without a picture, but holes...

Tough to judge without a picture, but holes punched in rudders from the wind banging it into the horizxontal stabilizer can usually be fixed with a modest effort. Your call.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,527
Posted By erich weaver
The Harbor Freight pump or home vacuum will both...

The Harbor Freight pump or home vacuum will both work fine, just make sure to not over-do it on the suction. That can be accomplished with an adjustable leakage path of some sort as previously...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 39,583
Posted By erich weaver
A woman was pitching an active noise cancelling...

A woman was pitching an active noise cancelling headpiece for dogs on Shark Tank last night. Her angle was to protect your dogs ears from loud booms during fireworks etc rather than airplane...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By erich weaver
Iím gonna be the dissenting voice here I guess. ...

Iím gonna be the dissenting voice here I guess. OP already has the Garmin Glo so why pay more money for a built in GPS unless you also really want data when out of Wi-Fi range but still in cellular...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,531
Posted By erich weaver
Found it- here ya...

Found it- here ya go

http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/big_term.pdf
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,531
Posted By erich weaver
My memory is a little vague on this, but I seem...

My memory is a little vague on this, but I seem to recall Nuckolls suggesting some solder on these larger electrical joints, which is different than the crimp only suggestion for the smaller wires. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By erich weaver
Ditto on that. To be clear, battery exits to the...

Ditto on that. To be clear, battery exits to the front instead of top.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By erich weaver
I personally donít feel quite so negative on this...

I personally donít feel quite so negative on this as the other posters. Sure, the stuff might be junk, but itís not a given. If time is not a huge issue, I would be tempted to buy a small quantity...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By erich weaver
Crimp correctly and be done. The build is long...

Crimp correctly and be done. The build is long enough without adding unnecessary time consuming steps.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,425
Posted By erich weaver
What kind of fuel injection system? Seems like...

What kind of fuel injection system? Seems like mixture adjustments are needed there
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,573
Posted By erich weaver
Very nice, thanks! Can you share a photo of your...

Very nice, thanks! Can you share a photo of your camera mount?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By erich weaver
Concentric ring pattern visible in your photos is...

Concentric ring pattern visible in your photos is completely normal.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By erich weaver
Liking that idea. Nice. Thinking out loud here,...

Liking that idea. Nice.

Thinking out loud here, but wondering if mounting engine to support frame as shown here and then later attaching it all to the plane might have some advantages over standard...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,562
Posted By erich weaver
Not on all the Whirlwind props. I hate safety...

Not on all the Whirlwind props. I hate safety wiring my 200RV prop so checked with WW about using Nordlocks instead. They did not recommend them. Not sure of the reasoning.
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,492
Posted By erich weaver
Ditto for the WW RV200 on my IO-360

Ditto for the WW RV200 on my IO-360
Forum: Painting your RV 02-12-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,725
Posted By erich weaver
Because he spent $1,000 for his 😏

Because he spent $1,000 for his 😏
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