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Forum: RV-9/9A 06-30-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,597
Posted By ppakotze
Cowl retaining pin alternative solution

Here is an alternative solution, we added this about 100hrs in on our RV7 as the cowl pins would also migrate during flight.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,638
Posted By ppakotze
Fuel fluctuations

Our IO-360 showed fuel fluctuations all over the place. It was the VDO resistive fuel sender that was failing. We replaced it with the latest Kavlico/Dynon fuel sender as our EFIS could accept...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 73
CHT
Views: 15,514
Posted By ppakotze
Instant CHT cure

Hello

20hrs into flight testing IO-360 A1B 200Hp.

Amongst other niggles had high oil temp and high CHT. Discovered EFIS setup issue when I dipped CHT thermocouple into a kettle *while* it was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,393
Posted By ppakotze
Add a ground wire

That is a single wire sender. You need to add a ground wire between the engine block and younger sensing device when installed on the engine. When testing in the oil bath you need a temporary ground...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,695
Posted By ppakotze
Thanks for the heads-up Bob. I was trying to get...

Thanks for the heads-up Bob. I was trying to get the antenna further away from the cockpit due to the EFIS screen radiating interference. From experience with antennas on small metal structures...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,695
Posted By ppakotze
I installed a commercial whip antenna on the last...

I installed a commercial whip antenna on the last wing rib. Bent slightly backwards to fit in under the fibreglass wingtip. Trimmed whip to length using antenna anlyzer and achieved great match. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,013
Posted By ppakotze
It's **** tight even with the right Cowl!

It's **** tight even with the right Cowl!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By ppakotze
Ok not many responses. Some background, it is a...

Ok not many responses. Some background, it is a io-360-a1b6 will be a CS prop estimate at 67lbs. Not a lot of space under that cowl.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By ppakotze
Trim baffle top to upper cowl with or without propeller mounted?

Title says it all?

Cowl halves was fitted by someone else. Fitted baffles without prop or starter ringgear. Now that I am at the point of trimming the top of baffles with the paper clip method. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,902
Posted By ppakotze
Hallo Jan Had to do something similar on the...

Hallo Jan

Had to do something similar on the flap actuator block. Maizey's plastics, poly-ethylene. What tools do you have to machine? I tried to redrill with drill press but the finish was not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,333
Posted By ppakotze
Flipping mixture control cable bracket

Hello

Plans call for the mixture cable bracket to be installed like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,880
Posted By ppakotze
How to fix the insert

Is there a trick to make these inserts stay put while working on them?
Some loctite or high temp RTV just to hold them while you fit the baffles and bolts?
Once the AN3 bolt is in that will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,213
Posted By ppakotze
Hello Old thread slightly different question...

Hello

Old thread slightly different question from my side. No matter where you drill the hole for wiring. You will be going through 2 skins in one. How do you deburr where you have drilled when...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,021
Posted By ppakotze
Pitch angle of 7 taildragger on the ground

Installed the MGL AHRS. Was wondering what pitch angle should one expect to read on the ground with the 7 on its wheels? Curious to know what pitch angle you get once the tail lifts off the ground...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,046
Posted By ppakotze
Thanks for the feedback and opinions. My main...

Thanks for the feedback and opinions.

My main concern is not the RDAC itself, but the use of a doubler on the front of the firewall. Any special precautions because it is more exposed? Any issues...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,046
Posted By ppakotze
Firewall doubler on engine side of firewall

First post here goes:

Are there any special considerations when mounting a firewall doubler on the engine side of the firewall?

I want to make one large doubler for the MGL RDAC which will also be...
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