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Forum: RV-10 10-01-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By rongawer
There are several good threads on this...

There are several good threads on this comparison. Here’s one I provided a lumen comparison.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=208277&highlight=Ziptip

On paper, the Ziptips have...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By rongawer
I can't speak to Van's tips, but I have the...

I can't speak to Van's tips, but I have the ZipTips Premiere v3 with winglets and like them. I'm not sure of the value the winglet ads, but at the very least they are super bright and look cool....
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By rongawer
They've definitely come along way with lithium...

They've definitely come along way with lithium based battery construction. Also price per kW is on track for about 16% reduction per year over the last 10 years from an industrial perspective. How...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By rongawer
Bill, I'm interested in what you intend to do...

Bill, I'm interested in what you intend to do with information I provide - it comes across as a question from a lawyer for cross-examination rather than a quest for information. You can find most of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By rongawer
EarthX Failure modes

I've had a few EarthX batteries; I have replaced two of them at about the 8 year point. The indicator for me on one was that I starting to get a fault (5s on/5s off) that came in with voltage above...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By rongawer
Exactly. Well said Greg.

Exactly. Well said Greg.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By rongawer
See your quote below. I read your words...

See your quote below.



I read your words literally. You've stated that a 100Ah battery will only provide ~6% of its capacity. You also state that a 18Ah battery will only give 10-11 amps for an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By rongawer
Larry, for the record, I did call not you crazy...

Larry, for the record, I did call not you crazy and I'm sorry you took it that way. This isn't personal - it's not even subjective; it's engineering and data provided by quality manufacturers based...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By rongawer
What?! Larry...I don't want to derail this fine...

What?! Larry...I don't want to derail this fine discussion on A/C, so I've posted a response to this in the Electrical Forum (https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1635610&postcount=1)....
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By rongawer
Battery Capacity and Testing

I was reading a post in the RV-10 section (https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1635581&postcount=23) and need to provide some correction to that post.

I've been dealing with large,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By rongawer
I have the following RS-232 connections from my...

I have the following RS-232 connections from my GNX 375:
Port 1: ELT - AVIATION OUT1
Port 2: PFD - MAPMX
Port 3: PFD - CONNEXT 57600 (Weather and Traffic)
Port 4: MFD - CONNEXT 57600 (Weather and...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,704
Posted By rongawer
Lower OAT at altitude with the "fan" on

I agree with Bob. And I do have a nice car, but it stays on the ground 100% of the time (that we know of ;) )

I evaluated A/C thoroughly for my -10, which included cost comparison of available...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,610
Posted By rongawer
Here's what I use

I too quit using stem caps a long time ago. Just make sure you valve stems are well seated and clear.

I recommend the straight tube approach for checking/adding air. I bought a Milton straight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,784
Posted By rongawer
No, the K&P mesh filter has a constant filtration...

No, the K&P mesh filter has a constant filtration at 35 microns, which compares favorably to the average paper element that runs form 40-90 microns.

The 25 hour criteria was based on the original...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By rongawer
Nice update!

I still have version 10 on my Mac, so probably time to upgrade!

Have you used it? I'm curious on the comparison of flight characteristics from anyone who's used and flown and RV-10.
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By rongawer
No I do not have a GAD 27, I have a VP-X Pro. My...

No I do not have a GAD 27, I have a VP-X Pro. My whole point about this is that if you want wig-wag to be speed dependent, then using the GAD 27 or VP-X and connecting Taxi(Recognition) lights to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,298
Posted By rongawer
George Braly first interview with new STC and AOPA

Good interview - very informative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn4IU87CEMo
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By rongawer
Here’s what I...

Here’s what I did:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1583434&postcount=8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By rongawer
Say no to RTV…

Use 3M VHB tape. Works very well at keeping the TE with no clean up or paint adhering issues. Just lay in the tape on one half, put the skins together, rivet…done.

For reference, is also the...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,714
Posted By rongawer
BINGO! You are the manufacturer of the aircraft....

BINGO!

You are the manufacturer of the aircraft. You get to live with...or die with, the changes you make.

Just be smart about your experiment and don't blame Van's if it doesn't go well.
Forum: RV-10 08-09-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By rongawer
Mine is 62.5” having a SkyDynamics cold air sump,...

Mine is 62.5” having a SkyDynamics cold air sump, which is different than the 57” or so one that Vans offers for the OEM engine setup.

If you’re just curious, these are good numbers to have, but I...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,559
Posted By rongawer
If you’re doing a CAI for the -10, you will want...

If you’re doing a CAI for the -10, you will want to consider a Showplanes cowl for clearance, and if doing that, their intake plenum with filters works very well.
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,831
Posted By rongawer
I have owned a few sets of AeroLED's over the...

I have owned a few sets of AeroLED's over the years and will say they are high quality fixtures. I also have a set of ZipTips v3 for my -10 and also consider them to be high quality as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
Sorry for the confusion Dave - that's a typo on...

Sorry for the confusion Dave - that's a typo on my part. I corrected my original post - thanks for catching that.

C10 is the housing you want.

The FE15 filter element has a 3/4-16 thread and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,254
Posted By rongawer
Carson states in his paper on page 2 that his...

Carson states in his paper on page 2 that his study focused on the L/D ratio (and ultimately L/Dmax), which is derived from the airflow over the airframe, which is indicated airspeed and results in...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,902
Posted By rongawer
I grounded my batteries locally at the airframe....

I grounded my batteries locally at the airframe. Noting that the only time you'll see the largest current from the battery is during engine starts, it shouldn't be a source for electromagnetic noise...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,254
Posted By rongawer
Good post Dan. The only comment I have is that...

Good post Dan.

The only comment I have is that if you're finding the speed closer to 30%, instead of Carson's 31.6%, it could be related to calibration of equipment along with the variance of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,254
Posted By rongawer
Bob, it appears you are talking about the...

Bob, it appears you are talking about the definition of best glide speeds for distance versus time, but it's not clear to me what you're actually saying is incorrect, which may be due to my post...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,254
Posted By rongawer
I feel like I'm having deja vu all over...

I feel like I'm having deja vu all over again...as in the topic has come up numerous times over the years with the same responses... I guess that's good we're still talking about it and learning as a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,254
Posted By rongawer
Not magic, just pure science, which is laid out...

Not magic, just pure science, which is laid out in the several documents already provided. Good math formulas, basis, development and summation. NAR and Associates website is an excellent source of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,254
Posted By rongawer
Kyle, now THAT'S a good question. The answer is...

Kyle, now THAT'S a good question. The answer is B.H. Carson's mathematical curves (a considerable amount of good math) show that 32% above Vbg was most efficient rate of return, in the form of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By rongawer
Unfortunately, AMP doesn't make a Series 2, Size...

Unfortunately, AMP doesn't make a Series 2, Size 11, 9 female socket bulkhead connector, but you can easily remove the pins from your existing connector with a D-Sub pin extractor and then replace...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
Mounted horizontally, it should still offer a...

Mounted horizontally, it should still offer a vent path to any oil held in the filter and allow it to fully drain. Unlike a vertical installation, you might get some drips, but at least they'll be at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
The o-ring is 3/8" ID and 1/16" width....

The o-ring is 3/8" ID and 1/16" width. MS28775-012 is the right PN.

The controlled drain is definitely nice; little to none oil drips.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By rongawer
Talking Glad to help!

Glad to help!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By rongawer
https://aviationoiloutlet.com has free shipping...

https://aviationoiloutlet.com has free shipping over $75, which is essentially a case. I believe they're actually owned by PSC, but either way, they ship quickly to me and I've had great service over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By rongawer
I've done this to protect the connectors while...

I've done this to protect the connectors while routing the cable into the airframe. My guess is that's what going on here. Noting the written numbers from your photo, there is possibly some...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,224
Posted By rongawer
Congratulations!

Looks great Kyle. Also looks like you still have a bit of work left going on the panel. Gotta love the post-first flight punch list. Good job man.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By rongawer
Aithre EX 3.0

I have the same handheld CO unit from Amazon and used it for several years. It's a nice, low cost option.

However, for my RV-10, the unit I've installed is an Aithre EX 3.0...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
I do safety wire the plug through the filter...

I do safety wire the plug through the filter housing to the filter base, same piece of wire...easy.

I do it out of habit, although I've never actually had an oil filter come loose on anything I've...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
The main intent of it is to minimize oil mess...

The main intent of it is to minimize oil mess during changes. It does this by providing a vent port, or vacuum breaker, if installed with the port facing upward, or a drain port with the port facing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
Here's my new C10 housing with an oil vent (the...

Here's my new C10 housing with an oil vent (the reusable version of poking a nail in the filter). Beautiful craftsmanship.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,173
Posted By rongawer
I agree with sending you're case in for OH even...

I agree with sending you're case in for OH even with low hours and good appearance; DIVCO will boil the case out and inspect all of your passages and clearances, along with performing any service...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By rongawer
I agree with Bob and would proceed with...

I agree with Bob and would proceed with disassembling and buying replacements for the damaged parts. Depending on how much of a whack the drop was, I'd suspect that in addition to skin, you might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
I've had the Challenger filters (the PMA'd laser...

I've had the Challenger filters (the PMA'd laser etched version of the K&P Engineering filters) for many years. While they do have some tooling marks from many, many uses, the "nuts" are still in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,173
Posted By rongawer
Looks like you're having fun and on the way to a...

Looks like you're having fun and on the way to a rebuild!

BTW, the gear shafts have lock plates in lieu of safety wire, which is Lycoming PN 71646, alternate part AEL71646 (i.e. less expensive)....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
Yes, the C4 housing has the 1" nut on the end. It...

Yes, the C4 housing has the 1" nut on the end. It is the same in volume as the C3 housing. The direct answer to your question is that you can replace a 48110 with a S15, along with the 3/4-16 Thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,052
Posted By rongawer
I completely agree Ross.

I completely agree Ross.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,307
Posted By rongawer
Scott, the C4 housing is not on their website....

Scott, the C4 housing is not on their website. I'm made other posts to explain this, however, you can just call them to buy it or just get the S15 and drill the C3 housing flanges as an option....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,173
Posted By rongawer
You could do that, however aircraft paint...

You could do that, however aircraft paint stripper will do a great job with little effort. Might take a couple coats if the cylinders have been heavily painted, but works well with a pressure washer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,312
Posted By rongawer
I understand your sentiment, but I wouldn't say...

I understand your sentiment, but I wouldn't say no one likes bumps or crosswinds. Maybe I'm just an outlier, but I just passed my 48th year of flying and still commute daily through the "bumps" at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,312
Posted By rongawer
I suspect that some of your anxiety about the...

I suspect that some of your anxiety about the bumps (and likely turbulence in general) comes from the unknown, such as "will this thing hold together?". If so, maybe seeing the affect the bumps have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,987
Posted By rongawer
Looks like new engine gunk from assembly, such as...

Looks like new engine gunk from assembly, such as excess sealant that has come free and some minor corrosion products that are result of storage. I'd change the oil at another 25 hours and expect to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 31,401
Posted By rongawer
Truck it

Here's how I get MOGAS to the airport. Ironically, the current 100LL price at my home airport is actually less than 91 octane pump gas nearby. And fuel price is my driver for hauling fuel. Prior to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By rongawer
Stall will always, always, occur at the same...

Stall will always, always, occur at the same angle of attack for a given wing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By rongawer
AOA

Stall speed will be higher clean than dirty, but that is a function of the extra lift the flaps provide. However the angle between wing chord line and relative wind at stall is constant and is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,173
Posted By rongawer
I encourage you to read SB 240W; it's a good...

I encourage you to read SB 240W; it's a good resource for what should be replaced at repair or overhaul. Elaboration below.



True, Lycoming crankcases have studs and nuts that "hold" the cylinder...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By rongawer
It may not be "acceptable", as in the approved...

It may not be "acceptable", as in the approved method that I provided earlier, however it is definitely a good solution. You might be surprised to find that diode isolation circuits are used in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,173
Posted By rongawer
I completely agree. I purchased a B&C LX60 for my...

I completely agree. I purchased a B&C LX60 for my main and their BC410-H for my gear driven backup. Two batteries and two alternators to keep that "heart" beating.

Separately, I have a brand new set...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,173
Posted By rongawer
I've built my own engine several times, and I...

I've built my own engine several times, and I applaud your venture in this. Aside from all the mystery and fear surrounding "aircraft engines", a Lycoming 540 is essentially an expensive, high...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By rongawer
Technically, my current engine is a Whammadyne...

Technically, my current engine is a Whammadyne 540....so I can neither confirm nor deny that I've used Motul 300V in my Lycoming. :cool:

The short answer is that it works well if you're running...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By rongawer
I too have used Blackstone Labs for many years...

I too have used Blackstone Labs for many years and appreciate their personal analysis of the oil sample, which goes above simply providing the data.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By rongawer
While that does work for sequencing, having the...

While that does work for sequencing, having the function of Go Around allows you to immediately activate the mode and have the AP pitch for go around, generally at Vy, which can be done at any time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,510
Posted By rongawer
Diode Isolation Circuit

Yes there is. The best option is a double pole - single throw momentary button which allows you to have both the GTN and AP receive a discrete signal simultaneously. I haven't installed Dynon...
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