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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By kiwipete
John Just looking at a spare switch from my...

John

Just looking at a spare switch from my EXPBUS it made by

C&K (5) series CA

This is one of the white switches used for lights fuel pump etc.
So without checking Iím guessing the master switch...
Forum: RV-10 10-21-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,137
Posted By kiwipete
If itís only held by Velcro - see if anything is...

If itís only held by Velcro - see if anything is written on the reverse side of the board.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By kiwipete
On my engine it was no. 2 cylinder 350 hours from...

On my engine it was no. 2 cylinder 350 hours from new normally runs around 330 cht never above 400 superior IO360 180hp
Shell multi grade 1 quart every 8-10 hours.
Valve only stuck momentarily once,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By kiwipete
Phil It is possible to Calibrate the D180 in the...

Phil

It is possible to Calibrate the D180 in the settings. Check the manual for instructions. So if it’s slightly out that might be an option.
I’m not sure if dynon still service them but I’ve sent...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By kiwipete
Prop combination

Sorry I canít help on the thunderbolt question as Iím using the standard D4A5.
I know thereís a Rv-10 at Turweston at the moment that was imported from the USA that has the showplanes cowl but canít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2022, 02:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By kiwipete
Roy The prop shop I first used was at an...

Roy

The prop shop I first used was at an airfield. So I dropped the plane in and when I picked it up they had elongated the holes to refit the front plate. When I asked them about it they said it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By kiwipete
Tim When my engine came back from the test runs,...

Tim

When my engine came back from the test runs, the 6350 mag had been fitted on the left. So apart from not being able to use the slick start it should make no difference.

Regards

Peter
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By kiwipete
Micheal It looks like the simple solution is to...

Micheal

It looks like the simple solution is to use a new piece of metal to remake the cab-702E and then trim to the correct size.
I always keep scrap bits for this sort of purpose.

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By kiwipete
Andrew Loads of information on the UK Rv...

Andrew

Loads of information on the UK Rv squadron group regarding crack repairs and modifications.

https://groups.io/g/RVSqn

Most UK Rv-6 / 7’s have been repaired or modified as we fly off more...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,474
Posted By kiwipete
Opposite sides not recommended

When I was designing my electrical layout for the -10 I looked at a return earth cable. If you are going to do it run it with the +ve cable. If you run it up the opposite side of the fuselage you...
Forum: International 07-10-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By kiwipete
https://www.solentsky.org/exhibitions I went...

https://www.solentsky.org/exhibitions

I went about 20 years ago. Interesting stuff on the SUPERMARINE S.6A - 1929 SCHNEIDER TROPHY aircraft
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-29-2022, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By kiwipete
Adding to what’s been already noted. I wonder if...

Adding to what’s been already noted.
I wonder if this was a quick build kit and the builder has put the top skins on missing every 3rd rivet. As looking at the photos of inside the tailcone it looks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By kiwipete
27502 Dan Iíve shifted a few sets of wings....

27502

Dan

Iíve shifted a few sets of wings. Normally I place them on carpet on the leading edge then strap them so they wonít move vertically

Good luck with your move.

Peter
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2022, 02:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,362
Posted By kiwipete
Ken Glad to see that you only had a burnt wire,...

Ken

Glad to see that you only had a burnt wire, it could have turned out much worse.

Quick question- did you have a circuit breaker or inline ANL fuse on the B lead,For this exact scenario? If so...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,001
Posted By kiwipete
Sorry the only photos I could find show the duct...

Sorry the only photos I could find show the duct I made for the rear no.5 cylinder (actually I think this photo is from another builder who’s idea I copied) and on the other photo you can just see...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,001
Posted By kiwipete
More even cooling

My reason for making a duct on the front of no.2 is to try to even out the cooling. As the bottom of the cylinder on the front doesnít get any air and yet has quite large cooling fins. So my duct...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,014
Posted By kiwipete
I had a similar experience testing an Rv-10. As...

I had a similar experience testing an Rv-10. As we approached VNE I felt a change in yaw. It now needed rudder to keep straight in the cruise whereas before it didnít. We did a quick touch and go and...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,001
Posted By kiwipete
Why NO. 2

One observation Iíve made over the years is that itís nearly always no.2 cylinder that has exhaust valve sticking problems. Mine did it around 350 hours.
For my Rv-10 Iíve made a duct to direct air...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-08-2022, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By kiwipete
Philip I used these. Designed for moving cars...

Philip

I used these. Designed for moving cars around. They moved out over the cobbles fine.

Regards

Peter

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/awd1-automotive-wheel-dolly-pair/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,754
Posted By kiwipete
Get well soon Tom. Itís always been such a...

Get well soon Tom.
Itís always been such a pleasure to deal with Tom very helpful and knowledgeable.
KR Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By kiwipete
Chris I feel your pain the prospect of shipping...

Chris

I feel your pain the prospect of shipping a new spar to Aus. I can see a few options.
If you’ve got more kits to come, put it aside and ship a new spar with later kits.
Or check with vans and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By kiwipete
Chalkie Good to hear you got it sorted and...

Chalkie

Good to hear you got it sorted and thanks for posting the solution.

Regards

Peter
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2022, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By kiwipete
Chalkie The installation manual...

Chalkie

The installation manual

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pdf/11-00430tech.pdf

Hope this helps.

In the past I found mine played up when it got damp when the aircraft was left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,830
Posted By kiwipete
From my understanding it will draw off both.

From my understanding it will draw off both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,830
Posted By kiwipete
Having chatted to Andy of andair he explained one...

Having chatted to Andy of andair he explained one of the features of his valves is that if you stop 1/2 way between selected tanks it wonít shut the fuel off.

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By kiwipete
Paul Iíll have to look how I installed mine 15...

Paul

Iíll have to look how I installed mine 15 years ago but mine sits under one lip and a couple of removable plates. Once the plates are removed it comes out the top.
2 minute job.

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 44,007
Posted By kiwipete
Mutt...

Mutt muffs

https://www.safeandsoundpets.com/index.html
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By kiwipete
https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=23903&stc=1&d=1648290874

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=23904&stc=1&d=1648290896

Keith

I got a pair...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,286
Posted By kiwipete
Stainless steel heater boxes

Matt

For safety it’s a wise idea to fit stainless steel heater boxes. Otherwise in the event of a fire you’ll have two two inch holes in your firewall within seconds as the aluminium boxes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,462
Posted By kiwipete
Hans I completely drained my odyssey battery...

Hans

I completely drained my odyssey battery once. Had to put another battery momentarily in parallel to get the charger to work. Well that odyssey went on for another 13 years before I replaced it....
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By kiwipete
Bill I think the ones at spruce are what used to...

Bill

I think the ones at spruce are what used to be plane innovation.
Well worth the investment as if the unthinkable ever happened the aluminium ones would melt within seconds.

Regards

Peter
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By kiwipete
Check flap speed settings

On a Rv-10 that I test flew the flaps worked perfectly on the ground. Retracted ok after takeoff but wouldnít deploy in the air.
Problem tuned out to be a setting on the g3x relating to airspeed and...
Forum: Interiors 02-01-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By kiwipete
Keith I had two hides given to me. It was just...

Keith

I had two hides given to me. It was just enough for the seats on my -10. Plus stick covers. The back of the rear seats werenít finished in leather.

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By kiwipete
EI probes

Paul

Save yourself the continuing pain of replacing Dynon probes and buy EI ones. Will be far more reliable and cheaper in the long run.

Regards

Peter.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,158
Posted By kiwipete
https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=21097&stc=1&d=1642440962

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=21098&stc=1&d=1642441173

Itís a tight fit but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2022, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,247
Posted By kiwipete
Check the basics

Jeff

Check simple things like that the left mag wire is indeed going to the left mag. There have been cases where the wires have been switched and the impulse mag is switched off during start.
Check...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,521
Posted By kiwipete
Tim Using a 90 degree fitting onto something...

Tim

Using a 90 degree fitting onto something thatís unsupported with a hose thatís unsupported is just asking for a loose fitting and leak. Using a tie rap onto the ground wire is not ideal either....
Forum: Propellers 12-11-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By kiwipete
David When the prop shop who overhauled my prop...

David

When the prop shop who overhauled my prop refitted the spinner they slotted the 4 holes in the centre of the plate where it attaches to the prop dome, to allow for the difference. If the holes...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-11-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,457
Posted By kiwipete
Chris Looks really smart. Lovely panel. Hope all...

Chris

Looks really smart. Lovely panel. Hope all goes well for phase 1.

Enjoy the grin.

Peter
Forum: Propellers 12-11-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,319
Posted By kiwipete
Bob The new grease maybe expensive but if it...

Bob

The new grease maybe expensive but if it stops the corrosion on the bearing races itíll be far cheaper when it comes to overhaul. Hereís hoping.

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2021, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,829
Posted By kiwipete
George I have a Doug bell fork and rocket link...

George

I have a Doug bell fork and rocket link which are both great additions however if I was to start again I think Iíd pay the extra and go for a JDair TAILWHEEL ASSEMBLY WITH TAIL LINK FOR...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,035
Posted By kiwipete
Tim Convention is to use a circuit breaker or...

Tim

Convention is to use a circuit breaker or ANL fuse on the alternator output lead. Itís a heavy wire that needs protection in the event of a short circuit.
On my aircraft Iíve used ANL fuses as I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,035
Posted By kiwipete
Fuse of circuit breaker

Tim

A quick question is there a fuse or circuit breaker on the alternator lead?

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,558
Posted By kiwipete
Grease

Andy

Was there any grease on these legs? As if theyíre dry and there is movement then the leg and socket will grind. Does vans recommend putting grease on the leg?

Regards

Peter
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By kiwipete
Rob Mine was wired 15 years ago. So after a...

Rob


Mine was wired 15 years ago. So after a quick check of the manual + from memory what I did on my -7 was to use a separate master relay and I wired the alternator via a ANL fuse firewall forward...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,416
Posted By kiwipete
Ron For the 6 or so rvís Iíve test flown they...

Ron

For the 6 or so rvís Iíve test flown they have all had the pants on.
My take on it is that running at 75% Yes Iíll go faster but that = more cooling and on a new engine the more cooling the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-20-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By kiwipete
Scott I agree solid. Rivets would be best,...

Scott

I agree solid. Rivets would be best, however as the new owner wasnít the builder they might not have the equipment for solid rivets and the quick and easy solution would be to pull a couple...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-20-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By kiwipete
The two holes in the flange/spar should have...

The two holes in the flange/spar should have LP4-3 pulled rivets - very easy to put in with a hand rivet puller.
The hole in the rib itself is a tooling hole and left open.
I would disconnect the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By kiwipete
Brandon Looking at my -7 flap plans and guessing...

Brandon

Looking at my -7 flap plans and guessing the -6 should be similar the end rib has. 3 rivets. According to my plans a LP4-3 is acceptable

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By kiwipete
Check the push rod spacers

Brandon

Just looking at the photo it looks like the aileron push rod might be binding against the bracket. It should have a spacer (small washer) between the bracket and the bearing to allow for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,344
Posted By kiwipete
K Themocouple

David

If you check out the earlier post from Mathew at electronics international he answers this question
ďOur probes can be used on any manufacturers engine temperature equipment utilizing K...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,344
Posted By kiwipete
Not absolute values

John

If the distance between the probes varies a bit it doesnít really matter as itís not absolute values weíre after but looking for when each cylinder peaks.
So if one reads 1500 and another 1480...
Forum: COMM 11-12-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By kiwipete
Intercom option

Mike

I think I would wire it into the intercom aux input. That way if com 1 fails you havenít knocked out com 2.
You could then setup a switch arrangement for the mic or simply have a separate...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,789
Posted By kiwipete
Talk to vans

Mike

As always I think your first stop should be to consult vans.

Certainly not per plans however it might not be a total loss. But very difficult to tell until you remove the tank if it can be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By kiwipete
James Check your input settings. Looking at the...

James


Check your input settings.
Looking at the 225 pilots guide there is in section 3.4.2 AUX Audio a setup procedure which allows options such as muting when a radio transmission is received...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-06-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,373
Posted By kiwipete
Dave Do you have the egt readings when the...

Dave

Do you have the egt readings when the cylinder was going over 400? And can you plot the cht’s and egt’s though this time period?

It would be interesting to see if this cylinder has gone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,195
Posted By kiwipete
Rv-7 Superior IO-360 180hp Hartzell CS 1050

Rv-7
Superior IO-360 180hp
Hartzell CS
1050
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By kiwipete
Larry Iíd be interested in a couple of sets if...

Larry

Iíd be interested in a couple of sets if you do make some.

Thanks

Peter
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,860
Posted By kiwipete
Steve Throw the aluminium spacers away and...

Steve

Throw the aluminium spacers away and replace with steel. Even a stack of washers will do a far better job of holding the fairings.
As I’m flying off grass I was forever tightening these until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,039
Posted By kiwipete
I know you shouldnít pour fuel onto the ground...

I know you shouldnít pour fuel onto the ground but:

If you donít have a fuel sampler, draining fuel onto concrete you will easily see the difference between fuel and water. Fuel will spread and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-25-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By kiwipete
New FAB plate

Michael

Vans have recently changed the plate that attaches the FAB to fuel servo for a new design that has an offset.
You can either order the plate from vans or use the revised drawings to cut one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,282
Posted By kiwipete
Mike Iíve read about where people have used a...

Mike

Iíve read about where people have used a clear piece of hose to check for bubbles. My guess is theyíve made a a fitting onto a clear hose. Absolutely for ground running only and best to record...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,282
Posted By kiwipete
Bubbles in fuel?

Mike

Is fuel pressure and flow steady when this occurs or are they fluctuating. There are many instances where people have changed the location of the fuel flow meter (red cube or other) out of the...
Forum: Safety 10-19-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,530
Posted By kiwipete
Vic Thanks for your timely reminders and the...

Vic

Thanks for your timely reminders and the effort youíve been making with the YouTube videos to improve awareness of maintenance issues.
My mags were removed yesterday after 500 hours so waiting...
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