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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,083
Posted By BoydBirchler
"IO-540" is injected.

"IO-540" is injected.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By BoydBirchler
I did that change on my wife's Decathlon; it was...

I did that change on my wife's Decathlon; it was not a "slide in replacement".
That caught me by surprise" I had to change trays and re-pin the plugs, so it took me a few more hours. Thankfully; for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By BoydBirchler
It has been my experience that the charging...

It has been my experience that the charging cables become intermittent at times. Some times on my Ipad/ Iphone, when it fails to charge, I can turn the connector 180 degrees, slide it back in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,872
Posted By BoydBirchler
Local industrial hose fabricators, located in...

Local industrial hose fabricators, located in most every area, call aviation 37 degree fittings; 75 degree. Prices and quality of the product are good.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By BoydBirchler
We had an issue with the trim servo on my wife's...

We had an issue with the trim servo on my wife's plane. After many instances and hours of searching, it turned out to be a defective/intermittent micro switch in the stick's trim switch.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,053
Posted By BoydBirchler
My bet is trash in the injector partially...

My bet is trash in the injector partially plugging it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By BoydBirchler
There are a few who put a single impulse mag on...

There are a few who put a single impulse mag on the engine's drive and a crank triggered EI behind the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,475
Posted By BoydBirchler
RV7 180HP/IO-360 CS Hartzell Full glass/IFR Full...

RV7
180HP/IO-360
CS Hartzell
Full glass/IFR
Full paint
light interior
1131#
Forum: GPS 10-24-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By BoydBirchler
I had something similar happen on my G430W. It...

I had something similar happen on my G430W. It ended up being the dimmer circuit was intermittent and not always putting out a high enough voltage for the display to be properly illuminated.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,222
Posted By BoydBirchler
Bob, You are wrong! The runs are not "ground...

Bob,
You are wrong! The runs are not "ground tracks" they should be headings: 90 or 120 degrees apart. This difference lets the ground track drift with the air mass, effectively canceling out the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 10-21-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By BoydBirchler
Seems I remember Vlad has passed 3000 hours...

Seems I remember Vlad has passed 3000 hours...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-16-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,755
Posted By BoydBirchler
Replaced my one Electroair with a P-mag....

Replaced my one Electroair with a P-mag. (Discovered why my Electroair was intermittent, when I did the $2k exchange).

Engine runs smooth and starts easily. I run LOP 95% of my time at cruise, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By BoydBirchler
I would wipe it down with acetone and brush a...

I would wipe it down with acetone and brush a coat of epoxy on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,222
Posted By BoydBirchler
Adjust the indicated airspeed for temperature and...

Adjust the indicated airspeed for temperature and altitude to determine "true airspeed": you may very well find it is indicating closer to what it should than you would first think.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By BoydBirchler
MMO? I would suggest using 2 cycle oil: it is...

MMO? I would suggest using 2 cycle oil: it is specifically made to mix with fuel and designed to burn cleanly in the combustion chamber. I works in my golf cart at 250 to 1 mix ratio.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By BoydBirchler
I have 2 EXP-buss boards remoted. One board for...

I have 2 EXP-buss boards remoted. One board for the avionics and one for the rest of the electrical system. Works as intended and costs 1/5th of what a Vertical Power system costs.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By BoydBirchler
I purposely set my engine at 23 degrees. No...

I purposely set my engine at 23 degrees. No noticeable loss of power, but CHT's run much cooler and it's easier to run LOP mixtures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,629
Posted By BoydBirchler
I've seen at least 3 tip up trailing edges...

I've seen at least 3 tip up trailing edges repaired by overlaying with fiberglass. It looks good, fits perfectly and stiffens the canopy against lateral movement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,554
Posted By BoydBirchler
Wife has 1700+ hrs all conventional gear, I have...

Wife has 1700+ hrs all conventional gear, I have 6600+, 2600 Conventional gear. RV7 $112K hull $1400/year (next year I'm increasing hull to $135K).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,596
Posted By BoydBirchler
I think you are seeing the difference between...

I think you are seeing the difference between brass and steel rivets.
The last ones I got with new linings were steel, thankfully I had also ordered brass rivets.

Brass is much more malleable than...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By BoydBirchler
Jeff Rose / Electroair Pickup

Had a problem with my EI dropping out (shutting completely off). I found oil in the MTH (mag timing housing). Disassembled MTH and thought the double lip seal was installed backwards. Reading the...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By BoydBirchler
I can truly say, that with 22 owned planes and...

I can truly say, that with 22 owned planes and over 49 years of experience: I have yet to observe any corrosion problems on bolts or machine screws caused by the use of metal locking nuts.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-11-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By BoydBirchler
Wife and I did it in our RV7 3 years ago as part...

Wife and I did it in our RV7 3 years ago as part of our 10,700 Nautical mile flight of the USA lower 48 perimeter flight.

It was my leg to fly. we started at the north and finished at Lady Liberty....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-06-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,603
Posted By BoydBirchler
RF Noise Electroair gone!

Recently removed my L14-U Nippondenso 18mm plugs and installed reducers and NGK BR8ES "SOLID" top, pn 3961, 14mm plugs.

I had RF noise, i.e. noise in the radios and intercom with REM37BY's and RF...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,308
Posted By BoydBirchler
Had similar RF noise on a Rotax Powered Rans S7...

Had similar RF noise on a Rotax Powered Rans S7 my wife used to have. I went to O'riley's auto parts and they special ordered 10 NGK resistor sparkplug boots (exactly the same as the boots on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By BoydBirchler
I would shim them. I have had to shim nearly...

I would shim them. I have had to shim nearly every new set I have put on in order to get the cowl to match the spinner. I have seen no down side to doing so, and would do the same with your fresh...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-18-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,188
Posted By BoydBirchler
I have a few friends that have taildragger RV9s,...

I have a few friends that have taildragger RV9s, they love 'em.
I've never seen an taildragger RV upside down, but I have seen 4 "A" model RV's inverted on the runway. That's reason enough to go...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,341
Posted By BoydBirchler
I have round access covers and a friend has...

I have round access covers and a friend has rectangular. Mine do not leak, nor do his. A seal was made by taking red gasket silicone cement and making a continued "S" line all the way around the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By BoydBirchler
Pull the brass fuel filter that is in the fuel...

Pull the brass fuel filter that is in the fuel servo and clean it into a coffee filter. If there is no contamination in the filter, that would imply the contamination was in the hose between the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By BoydBirchler
My vote is the problem is most likely fuel...

My vote is the problem is most likely fuel delivery. The flow divider needs a minimum pressure to open, but should shut down all 4 cylinders in a short period of time, if that pressure is not met (...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By BoydBirchler
We (wife is a pilot) own a Decathlon and a RV7....

We (wife is a pilot) own a Decathlon and a RV7. The RV7 lands a few knots faster than the Decathlon. Wife and I both agree the RV is better in a crosswind. The RV is no more difficult to keep...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-09-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,676
Posted By BoydBirchler
Well, It's July 2021: no sign of this...

Well, It's July 2021: no sign of this engine....must of been hype.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By BoydBirchler
Have owned over 20 airplanes over nearly 50...

Have owned over 20 airplanes over nearly 50 years,8000+ hours experience, and have never had to replace a fuel pump!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,698
Posted By BoydBirchler
That's a standard VDO sender that Mitchell...

That's a standard VDO sender that Mitchell re-labels. The VDO part number info is on the "NUT" sides. It should be available at any good parts house for around $35.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,083
Posted By BoydBirchler
You can go to your local welding shop and...

You can go to your local welding shop and purchase dry ice; Dry ice is substantially colder than your freezer (-109F). I have used it replacing valve guides in a flat head water cooled engine on one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,231
Posted By BoydBirchler
Induction leak is not likely. An induction leak...

Induction leak is not likely. An induction leak would leak the most at partial throttle (like while at idle, because that is when the differential between manifold pressure and ambient pressure is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,495
Posted By BoydBirchler
Dial the crank, pull the pan, take a look and...

Dial the crank, pull the pan, take a look and take pictures of the cam and lifters. Sell it as a core for rebuild. Ought to be worth $3 to $5K. Prior log books are not important if you are using it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,137
Posted By BoydBirchler
I used "black steel" no corrosion rotors on my...

I used "black steel" no corrosion rotors on my Mooney and got over 500 hours on a set of pads.

https://www.apsbrakes.com/blacksteel-brakes
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-01-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,284
Posted By BoydBirchler
Still 6 or 8 knots slow, after replumbing all...

Still 6 or 8 knots slow, after replumbing all static and pitot lines and drawing a vacuum on all lines to assure "NO LEAKS". Using Vans screw on static ports.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By BoydBirchler
Wife and I were returning to Indianapolis after...

Wife and I were returning to Indianapolis after the Reno Air Races and stopped at Wendover. Coming from the west, because of terrain, you need to quickly lose 5000 feet to land.

I called on 122.8...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,876
Posted By BoydBirchler
Had a 912 on a Rans S7 that we ran 700+ hours....

Had a 912 on a Rans S7 that we ran 700+ hours. When we had rough running it nearly always was cured by replacing the sparkplug resistor boot. To replace you un-screw the boot off of the ignition wire...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,284
Posted By BoydBirchler
My RV7 seems to be off about 5 kts slow. It was...

My RV7 seems to be off about 5 kts slow. It was off about 15kts slow until I replumbed the static system.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By BoydBirchler
Intake tubes are different for the forward facing...

Intake tubes are different for the forward facing sump. Lycoming sells the parallel valve engine with forward facing sump, so I'm sure appropriate intake tubes are available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By BoydBirchler
Instead of MM Oil in the fuel, why not run a...

Instead of MM Oil in the fuel, why not run a quality 2 cycle oil, that is made to be run through the cylinder lubricating it, and is designed to burn in such a way as to not foul plugs.??? MM Oil is...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By BoydBirchler
I have often seen extended tubes and dip sticks...

I have often seen extended tubes and dip sticks on various planes while doing inspections. Call J&J Airparts in Watumka,Al, they may be able to help.
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By BoydBirchler
The wife an I have owned 17 taildraggers and 5...

The wife an I have owned 17 taildraggers and 5 other planes with nose gears. Many thousands of hours, never removed the wheel pants for grass or snow up to 5".
Forum: RV-4 03-03-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,605
Posted By BoydBirchler
Mike Bush's assumption is that you are using...

Mike Bush's assumption is that you are using leaded fuel, not an issue for me since I use a non-leaded 93 octane fuel.

As an aside I have freed quite a few sticking valves, by dropping the valve...
Forum: RV-4 03-02-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,605
Posted By BoydBirchler
RV7 with IO-360/180HP. I take off full throttle...

RV7 with IO-360/180HP. I take off full throttle and 2700. When I get all obstacles cleared, I reduce RPM to 2500, leaving the throttle full in ( if this hurts the engine, everyone with a fixed prop...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,520
Posted By BoydBirchler
I've had many Lycoming cylinders off over the...

I've had many Lycoming cylinders off over the years and I do not recall ever seeing these thrust buttons. Probably a good idea, as I have seen a few rocker shafts wear a hole through the side of the...
Forum: Reviews 03-01-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,255
Posted By BoydBirchler
I had the 2 leading edge , " Duck Works" mounted...

I had the 2 leading edge , " Duck Works" mounted landing lights with the one 50 watt halogen bulb. They were nearly worthless. I swear, I could not tell if the landing lights were off or on until I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By BoydBirchler
Warm it up with a heat gun (low setting) and then...

Warm it up with a heat gun (low setting) and then chill it with dry ice.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-27-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By BoydBirchler
I have sent several Mooney boost pumps (I'm and...

I have sent several Mooney boost pumps (I'm and IA) to Aeromotors to have rebuilt. The charge has always been $350. They have stc'd differrent more modern materials that should last longer. The pump...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 182,017
Posted By BoydBirchler
Anyone else notice they are using internal...

Anyone else notice they are using internal wrenching nuts on the cylinder hold down nuts? Is the Thunder Bolt IO-390 a narrow deck engine?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By BoydBirchler
I have an Anti-splat oil separator, It does not...

I have an Anti-splat oil separator, It does not seem to make any difference in oil level that I'm able to maintain or in oil consumption.

That may be because my oil consumption is not a factor of...
Forum: RV-4 02-17-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,154
Posted By BoydBirchler
Could it be that during cruise the ram air into...

Could it be that during cruise the ram air into the Fab air box is at a higher pressure than the air flowing through the heat muff? Which would mean the air in the heat muff would actually flow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,066
Posted By BoydBirchler
As far as raising the bubble, I know of an RV6...

As far as raising the bubble, I know of an RV6 with a lowered bubble that fly's fine. I have seen a few experimentals with raised canopy's: I assume they few fine; because that's how they got to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-09-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,195
Posted By BoydBirchler
A little thought on induction leaks. Any leak in...

A little thought on induction leaks. Any leak in the induction manifold is going to be greatest when the differential between ambient (ambient is the air outside of the engine) and manifold pressure...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,765
Posted By BoydBirchler
Why not use plastic/nylon adell clamps? 6 to 20...

Why not use plastic/nylon adell clamps? 6 to 20 cents each.

https://www.allensfasteners.com/detail.asp?Product_ID=52005
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 281,424
Posted By BoydBirchler
In my RV7 I mounted 2 EXP-Buss circuit boards...

In my RV7 I mounted 2 EXP-Buss circuit boards (removed from 2 EXP-Buss's that had switches and all) and mounted just the boards, exactly in the same location as your fuse blocks.

If one of my solid...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 214,661
Posted By BoydBirchler
I see several panels without a magnetic compass....

I see several panels without a magnetic compass. Is an unpowered magnetic compass no longer required?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,992
Posted By BoydBirchler
Do you have a heated pitot? Do you have an...

Do you have a heated pitot? Do you have an alternate static? (Steinair has some nice choices)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-11-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,582
Posted By BoydBirchler
They are both nearly the same design. AFP has a...

They are both nearly the same design. AFP has a few minor differences that may make it slightly better. So in my mind if cost is similar, I would go with AFP.
If there is a large additional cost,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By BoydBirchler
A RV6 or 7 with the wings on, while setting on...

A RV6 or 7 with the wings on, while setting on the jack points, the tail goes negative when the plane is level (the jack points/ tie downs are well behind the main gear). We just did a weight and...
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By BoydBirchler
I rewired most of my RV7 and had to drill out the...

I rewired most of my RV7 and had to drill out the baggage floor rivets for access. Looking to the future: I used nut plates to put the floor back in; just incase I or the next owner needs to remove...
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