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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By calpilot
On some installations, there is a short link...

On some installations, there is a short link between that tab and the engine case, gives the starter s bit more stabilization. Some, it is omitted. Doesn't seem to make a lot of difference as long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By calpilot
OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THE PERSONAL...

OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THE PERSONAL INSULT OF PINCHING A FINGER BETWEEN TWO PIECES OF METAL OR SLIPPED WITH A SCREWDRIVER DURING ASSEMBLY! (I KEEP A DECNT QUANTITY OF VARIOUS BAND AIDS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,907
Posted By calpilot
Here is the contact information: LYCOMING...

Here is the contact information:

LYCOMING ENGINES
652 Oliver Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

United States and Canada
1-800-258-3279 or 1-570-323-6181

Product Support Hotline
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-14-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By calpilot
The fuel flow transducers are different colors...

The fuel flow transducers are different colors depending if it is a gravity feed system or not, and/or a carbureted or fuel injected system. Give the manufacture a shout and make sure you install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By calpilot
This is a good topic! As a DAR, I am required to...

This is a good topic! As a DAR, I am required to determine "major portion" for fabrication and assembly, usually per photos, build logs, and the "51%" checklist.
In most cases, rebuilding Type...
Forum: Propellers 02-13-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,480
Posted By calpilot
Some props, perhaps this one, have a smaller...

Some props, perhaps this one, have a smaller piston, therefore require a higher pressure governor. Most governors can be modified for increased pressure by adding washers under the relief spring...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By calpilot
I use a 2" length of Neoprene hose with a 1/8...

I use a 2" length of Neoprene hose with a 1/8 pipe plug on the bottom,
No more seep! I just pull it off, and open the drain for the oil change.
DAR Gary
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,907
Posted By calpilot
I have had similar issues, I have overnighted...

I have had similar issues, I have overnighted them to Lycoming, and they got back to me the following day. In my case, found some conical brass in the suction screen, turned out to be part of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-13-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By calpilot
Yes, put a "T" into the MAP sending unit, and...

Yes, put a "T" into the MAP sending unit, and might need another T to split between the two p mags.
DAR Gary
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By calpilot
Try the readings with the electric pump on. ...

Try the readings with the electric pump on. Then see if there are changes with the pump off. Fuel flow can vary by three usual things:

1. engine pump issue
2. partial blockage, often at the...
Forum: Job Board 02-07-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,572
Posted By calpilot
Pilots Wanted summer fire season in Oregon and Washington

Looking for pilots for the summer fire season in Oregon and Washington.
We use the Cessna's for fire detection, the Commanders for "Air Tactical" or "Air Attack" over major forest fire...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By calpilot
MOST CARBURETORS AND FUEL INJECTION HAVE AN...

MOST CARBURETORS AND FUEL INJECTION HAVE AN ENRICHMENT IN THE LAST 1/8 OF THROTTLE TRAVEL. TAKING OFF WITH LESS THAN FULL THROTTLE MAY CAUSE A LEAN CONDITION, AND WITH MODIFIED ENGINES, THE...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,915
Posted By calpilot
I would travel there to help, but I cannot...

I would travel there to help, but I cannot believe there is not a DAR closer that can save you a bunch of $$$?? Give me a call if I can be of assistance. I might be able to check around the area...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By calpilot
iF YOU GROUND THE SHIELD AT THE MAG AND THE...

iF YOU GROUND THE SHIELD AT THE MAG AND THE SWITCH, YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF RADIO NOISE!!! Trust me on this... Ground the shield only at the Mag, not the switch. A rule of thumb... ground the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,351
Posted By calpilot
Just a thought... cold day? Engine producing...

Just a thought... cold day? Engine producing more power? Possible flirting with detonation. I have seen this from foreign matter glowing under load in the cylinder; slightly longer spark plug...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-01-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,994
Posted By calpilot
Very nice installation! However... you might...

Very nice installation! However... you might want to push in the throttle and/or mixture in during boarding to keep a PAX from draping his/her pant leg over one or the other and bending it, really...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,915
Posted By calpilot
I charge $395 piston; $450 Trubine; $155hr for...

I charge $395 piston; $450 Trubine; $155hr for flight travel in my aircraft; or $.59 per mile and $35 per hour surface travel plus lodging if necessary. Mostly Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By calpilot
I go anywhere in the country for pre buy or to...

I go anywhere in the country for pre buy or to issue certificates of airworthiness. Been to Canada many times for pre buys, but Covid poses restrictions. Let me know if I can be of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By calpilot
SLSA.... contact VANS! convert to ELSA, more...

SLSA.... contact VANS! convert to ELSA, more options!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By calpilot
Sometimes installers use a regular phone cable...

Sometimes installers use a regular phone cable instead of the supplied cable. A standard phone cable does not have "rolled pairs", the ACK does. If the pairs are not "rolled", it can trigger an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By calpilot
Thing needed to be aware of.... AOA is a great...

Thing needed to be aware of.... AOA is a great tool for efficient flight..That said, do not rely on it to determine how close one is to critical angle of attack!!!!
In a "hi "g" bank, both wings are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,071
Posted By calpilot
Sounds about correct to me!!! DAR Gary I have a...

Sounds about correct to me!!!

DAR Gary

I have a "Super" RV-7, lots of mods, and see an honest 165 knots at 9500 feet, about 6-9 more than a more stock unit.
Remember..... We all want to go with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By calpilot
I put an electric servo on the cabin heat door,...

I put an electric servo on the cabin heat door, with indicator. Some have gotten a bit more fancy and added a thermistor to be able to select the heat, it works well, but there is a caveat.... If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By calpilot
The parts are from a US manufacture, therefore,...

The parts are from a US manufacture, therefore, it is "U. S. Goods returned" status, no duty required.

It is not an aircraft, only parts.

You might need a bill of sale from Vans Aircraft to prve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By calpilot
My advice.... stay with a Stewart Warner clone...

My advice.... stay with a Stewart Warner clone available from Pacific Oil Cooler, you will write one check, and never worry again about Oil temps! The SW is about 30% more efficient than most of the...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,359
Posted By calpilot
Worst case scenario, the holes are spaced far...

Worst case scenario, the holes are spaced far enough apart, when doubt, you can use AN-5 rivet, no worries!

DAR Gary
Forum: Propellers 01-15-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,435
Posted By calpilot
meant Aeroshell 22 is not compatible with 5 or 6;...

meant Aeroshell 22 is not compatible with 5 or 6; 22 is synthetic, installed in all new hartzell props, 5 and 6 are not, will not lubricate properly when mixed with 22, there are other mill spec...
Forum: Propellers 01-15-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,435
Posted By calpilot
Aeroshell is NOT!!!!!! compatible with 6 0r...

Aeroshell is NOT!!!!!! compatible with 6 0r 5!!!!

DAR Gary
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By calpilot
SOUNDS LIKE A CAN BUSS ISSUE.... Is / was there...

SOUNDS LIKE A CAN BUSS ISSUE.... Is / was there a terminator on the servo D-sub?
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By calpilot
Filling in the butt ribs on control surfaces will...

Filling in the butt ribs on control surfaces will reduce some drag, however be cautioned that there must be a drain hole for water to exit, or there could be corrosion and or imbalance.

DAR Gary
Forum: Propellers 01-07-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,435
Posted By calpilot
ok, this is important!!!! I spent most of the day...

ok, this is important!!!!
I spent most of the day doing research on propeller lubricants. HARTZELL and other suppliers cannot get Aeroshell #5 and #6, the only lubricants they authorize in most of...
Forum: Propellers 01-07-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,435
Posted By calpilot
Shell #5 and #6 can be used interchangeably;...

Shell #5 and #6 can be used interchangeably; However Hartzell has a SB prohibiting the use of #22 unless it is a newer hub that came from the factory with #22; otherwise, if the hub is totally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,641
Posted By calpilot
Quit whining! Invest in a space heater!...

Quit whining! Invest in a space heater! (.....sorry about that...)
I know, I often inspect EAB aircraft in freezing cold hangars, my 71 year old fingers don't write as well in those temps as they...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,356
Posted By calpilot
VFR - maybe, IFR, no! contact me directly and I...

VFR - maybe, IFR, no! contact me directly and I can discuss what I have observed in the field. Then make your own decision.
G.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By calpilot
Yes I am familiar. Most engine failures are not...

Yes I am familiar. Most engine failures are not mechanical, most fuel related, and the majority still have oil pressure to the propeller at failure.
I teach single and multi engine 135 pilots for...
Forum: RV-3 12-31-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By calpilot
3's and 4's are more twitchy than 7's and 8's. ...

3's and 4's are more twitchy than 7's and 8's. Especially with a steering link instead of chains.
That being said, My second RV-7 had a very bad shimmy that I tried everything to fix. The right...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By calpilot
RV-7 "Best Glide" numbers

I just installed software 9.0 in my G3X screens. My bird is a rather low drag unit, with Hartzell Trailblazer CS prop, winglets, butt rib fillets, and fairings over anything that sticks down. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-28-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,184
Posted By calpilot
Get a copy of FAA AC43.13-2A has everything you...

Get a copy of FAA AC43.13-2A has everything you will need to know how to "do it correctly".
DAR Gary
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-28-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,404
Posted By calpilot
Many things can lead to the alternator putting...

Many things can lead to the alternator putting out low voltage and amperage, as well as battery voltage low. Here is a troubleshooting guide. Often, it is a bad diode in the alternator causing...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By calpilot
I used to hear a funny noise coming from the...

I used to hear a funny noise coming from the right side of the Boeing, then I realized it was the co pilot!
Grin....

G.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By calpilot
That is the older style RAC (Ray Allen) Servo...

That is the older style RAC (Ray Allen) Servo trim indicator. There is a newer style color indicator, same wiring.

DAR Gary
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,935
Posted By calpilot
I don't know what you are using, but I have a...

I don't know what you are using, but I have a Garmin stack, often have to fly approaches to minimums, flying the LPV is like being on rails, if I didn't disconnect the auto pilot, the mains would...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By calpilot
DO YOU HAVE A CAN TERMINATOR AT THE ENDOF THE...

DO YOU HAVE A CAN TERMINATOR AT THE ENDOF THE ROLL SERVO LEG?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,289
Posted By calpilot
For those with Garmin G3X, there is a new...

For those with Garmin G3X, there is a new software update which will paint the glide area capability, based on the best glide entered by the operator, and terrain around the aircraft terrain. (Wind...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,289
Posted By calpilot
You are correct, darn dyslexia! Thanks for...

You are correct, darn dyslexia!
Thanks for catching that,
Gary
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-23-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,242
Posted By calpilot
A problem area is were the accessory gasket...

A problem area is were the accessory gasket (vertical) meets the sump gasket (horizontal). The Accessory gasket is a bit long, and it is up to the installer to make the cut. Often it is a bit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,289
Posted By calpilot
Best glide is like engine out VY , (feet per...

Best glide is like engine out VY , (feet per MILE!) (92 KIAS in my aircraft, windmilling, prop coarse pitch).
Minimum sink airspeed is like engine out VX (Feet per Minute) is (77 KIAS - same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,667
Posted By calpilot
got it! I used windows 11, and downloaded 6.72...

got it! I used windows 11, and downloaded 6.72 for the GTN, no isues!
Regards,

DAR Gary
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,667
Posted By calpilot
Do I just update my G3X PFD and MFD, or do I use...

Do I just update my G3X PFD and MFD, or do I use this software to update my GTN 650 as well?
DAR Gary
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-20-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,824
Posted By calpilot
There may be be a slight hint of oil from the...

There may be be a slight hint of oil from the exhaust on start up if it is pointed aft other than downward a bit, this is because after shut down, some slight amount of oil can seep past the guides...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,640
Posted By calpilot
Don't feel bad! This is just part of the...

Don't feel bad! This is just part of the experimental experience. I am a DAR, quite experienced, and when building my second RV-7, found that I did not match the roll bar radius closely enough,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,804
Posted By calpilot
I have assisted clients on this a few times. The...

I have assisted clients on this a few times. The certificate belongs to the FAA, not the builder. The owner can apply for registration, as long as it matches the original builders make, model and...
Forum: Propellers 12-11-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,546
Posted By calpilot
Hartzell says both Aeroshell 5 and 6 are...

Hartzell says both Aeroshell 5 and 6 are compatible, no problem mixing them. However, one of them, can't remember which one, is being phased out, and replaced with a full synthetic, I think it is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-09-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,056
Posted By calpilot
I would recommend the following: 1. call Brad at...

I would recommend the following:
1. call Brad at Pmag
also, if all else is well, the Pmag will give a 9 degree advance with the jumper in, which occurs at about 21.5" MAP. If the CHT's are all good,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,338
Posted By calpilot
If the old Pink C of A (8130-7) is lost or...

If the old Pink C of A (8130-7) is lost or mutilated, they can request a replacement through the AWC portal.

DAR Gary
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,068
Posted By calpilot
Many Hartzell props require Aeroshell 5 or 6...

Many Hartzell props require Aeroshell 5 or 6 ONLY; no mixing with other lubricants, don't know why. some are discontinued in foreign countries due to back ordering. Hartzell has an alternative #22,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,338
Posted By calpilot
YES, BUT SEE MY REPLY...The 8130-7 Certificate...

YES, BUT SEE MY REPLY...The 8130-7 Certificate and the Operating Limitations are generated by the AWC portal, but the DAR must print them and affix the required serial number and initials to them. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By calpilot
Many of the programming entries default to a "go...

Many of the programming entries default to a "go around" flap position, and retracts in two operations. Depending on the performance of the aircraft, going from full flap to zero can cause the belly...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 12-07-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By calpilot
I have had both. I really like my slider with...

I have had both. I really like my slider with the canopy (super tracks) extension!!! I drowned some avionics with the tip up, plus opening into a tail wind is a recipe for replacement!

DAR Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,338
Posted By calpilot
The DAR is required under the order to place the...

The DAR is required under the order to place the serial number of the aircraft on the lower right corner of the operating limitations, and initial beside the serial number on the second page, and all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,507
Posted By calpilot
Usually, if the oil is black early, it is caused...

Usually, if the oil is black early, it is caused by running too rich, a really bad thing for the engine, as it leads to build up on valves (poor valve to seat cooling and sticking valves); piston...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-06-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,787
Posted By calpilot
I use a stainless steel scouring pad, rip it...

I use a stainless steel scouring pad, rip it apart and stuff it into the heat muff, works great!

DAR Gary
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,233
Posted By calpilot
That is "MSAQ" or "meso cirris all...

That is "MSAQ" or "meso cirris all quadrants".
DAR Gary
(Ex-Con.....tinental pilot).
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-23-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By calpilot
missing

Thanks for the input. Brad at P-Mag has been a fountain of information, and once I understood exactly how the P Mag operated, I know how to troubleshoot for the issue. I experimented with plug...
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