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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,640
Posted By pa38112
Any externally used pro-seal (the fillet around...

Any externally used pro-seal (the fillet around the patch and the material ontop of the rivet heads) should be tob-coated with CS 3600. Pro-seal will turn to gooe after repeated exposure to fuel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,467
Posted By pa38112
What type of CHT do you have - the probe type, or...

What type of CHT do you have - the probe type, or the one that slips in under the plug?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,449
Posted By pa38112
This is true at any altitude. When you are LOP,...

This is true at any altitude. When you are LOP, fuel flow is power. Just make sure all cylinders have peeked and you can ignore MAP and RPM. HP = 14.9 X Fuel Flow.
Forum: Safety 10-31-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By pa38112
The caps have o-rings in two places: The big one...

The caps have o-rings in two places: The big one you see around the perimeter, and a small one on the stem for the lever. Replace them both and adjust the cap compression to be sure it seals. Keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By pa38112
I never claimed they are better, was just...

I never claimed they are better, was just supplying the OP with my solution. However, since you asked I have thought about it and determined they are better for a few reasons:

1. Bonding is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,150
Posted By pa38112
When I bought my plane the wingtips were riveted...

When I bought my plane the wingtips were riveted on. I bonded these 6-32 screw mounts. I run a 1/4" pinstripe tape down the edge of the joint between the wing and the wing tip. It covers the screw...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By pa38112
Tires do not have a pre-determined life. Change...

Tires do not have a pre-determined life. Change them based on condition. If they are worn or exhibiting signs of drying out, change them. If they look OK then keep flying. :) Sounds like you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Posted By pa38112
What is your goal - Estate planning, or Legal...

What is your goal - Estate planning, or Legal protection? For legal protection, a revocable trust will do little (no) good. A trust must be irrevocable to be untouchable. For estate planning a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By pa38112
The last two suggestions both sound like good...

The last two suggestions both sound like good suggestions to me.

Is the problematic p-mag the same one that had to be sent back twice?

Are you sure the mag did not rotate slightly on the accessory...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By pa38112
It looks like you are using lacing cord instead...

It looks like you are using lacing cord instead of wire ties? - Bravo !! It is much better. If you just tie the two bundles together where they cross you are done. No chafing plate needed. Lacing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,875
Posted By pa38112
+1 - Everything he said.

+1 - Everything he said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,541
Posted By pa38112
my $0.02: Tailwheels require an endorsement and...

my $0.02: Tailwheels require an endorsement and cost more to insure for a reason. From an engineering standpoint, they are an inferior design. Why would you go that route in a RV? You loose some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,147
Posted By pa38112
I have a slightly different perspective: with...

I have a slightly different perspective:
with 10,000 planes flying to Oshkosh and many of them squishing into the same corridors, the chance of an engine out in the short mid point over the lake...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By pa38112
Some people install two gaskets back to back -...

Some people install two gaskets back to back - seals better. I would not pull a jug for this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,097
Posted By pa38112
When My kids graduated High School my graduation...

When My kids graduated High School my graduation present to them was a rock-climbing trip up in New Hampshire. I told them they could take my RV. They loaded it up with gear and disappeared for a...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By pa38112
I built a RV7 Empennage at the Synergy Air 1 week...

I built a RV7 Empennage at the Synergy Air 1 week class. They told me that each of the quick-build sections takes about the same amount of time as the slow build Empennage. That is with their help,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By pa38112
What is up with all of the restricted air space

Is there a country-wide war game exercise going on or something? There are Danger zones lining both coasts, and what looks like hundreds of TRF and warning areas dotting the entire country. What is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,258
Posted By pa38112
Belts and hoses should be replaced every 8 years,...

Belts and hoses should be replaced every 8 years, and you will never have a failure. I would much rather do that than have a spare belt that could come loose and get wrapped around something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By pa38112
I have not had any failures (2004). My opinion...

I have not had any failures (2004). My opinion is that they are very nice units, and those who think they are junk do not understand how they work and are wired. I thought it was the stupidest...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-27-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By pa38112
Put some flux on the wire and the terminal. Let...

Put some flux on the wire and the terminal. Let the tip heat up fully, so that it melts the solder almost the second it touches it. Then get a small drop of solder on the tip and touch the melted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,909
Posted By pa38112
A Sheetmetal hole cutter is worth the investment....

A Sheetmetal hole cutter is worth the investment. I cut all of my holes in two tanks in a matter of minutes. There is almost no risk of screwing up like there is with a fly cutter or a hole...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-21-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By pa38112
How far off is ATC seeing you. Are you sure that...

How far off is ATC seeing you. Are you sure that it is not your altimeter that is incorrect? My understanding is that if you are getting a good ADS-b performance report that your Transponder is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,734
Posted By pa38112
1.) - You will gain tolerance with more time 2.)...

1.) - You will gain tolerance with more time
2.) - You will climb higher for actual flying than you do for training
3.) - Slowing helps.
4.) - If 1,2, and 3 don't help, consider getting a 6 or 7...
Forum: Autopilots 05-18-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By pa38112
The difficulty depends on your skill-set. I did...

The difficulty depends on your skill-set. I did not find it difficult, but it will take some time.

TrueTrack is the best bang for the buck, and is an awesome autopilot. But it really depends on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By pa38112
How do you manage fuel with a shared plane

My buddy and I just went in together on a plane. We keep it at an airport with no fuel. Anyone have experiance or suggestions for managing the fuel? I was thinking we each keep 2 fuel cans that we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,943
Posted By pa38112
You say it failed an in-flight mag test - are you...

You say it failed an in-flight mag test - are you saying that you ran on one mag for an extended period, and that is when you noticed the hiccups? What altitude and RPM's were you running?
which mag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,169
Posted By pa38112
That is after the center of mass has gotten...

That is after the center of mass has gotten outside of the wheel base and the grond-loop has begun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,169
Posted By pa38112
Any pireps on the Beringer anti-groundloop tailwheel?

I have been looking at the Beringer anti-groundloop tailwheel, but can not find any information from someone who has tried it. The theroy of operation seems very sound: if the tailwheel cant...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,059
Posted By pa38112
B-2 Cure = 72 hr B-1 Cure = 40 hr B- 1/2 Cure =...

B-2 Cure = 72 hr
B-1 Cure = 40 hr
B- 1/2 Cure = 30 hr
B-1/4 Cure = 16 hr
Forum: APRS Tracking 04-06-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By pa38112
I remember reading complaints about planes on...

I remember reading complaints about planes on some of the APRS sites because they cause interference with the other users. Once I had ADS-b it didnít feel the need to congest the airwaves. It was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,285
Posted By pa38112
If the work area is not finished then spend some...

If the work area is not finished then spend some time soundproofing it - including the ceiling. Mineral wool (not fiberglass) insulation and a layer of 5/8Ē drywall will go a long way. If there are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,398
Posted By pa38112
I have an Annke camera system. 8 cameras and a...

I have an Annke camera system. 8 cameras and a 1TB hard drive was like $300 on Amazon. I have a phone app that can alert me and I can view live real time, or alert events on my phone. You would need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,016
Posted By pa38112
I made an over-simplified comment to make my...

I made an over-simplified comment to make my point. Why would you assume that I have no knowledge about the subject? My point is that you can apply the same discipline to flying and landing a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,016
Posted By pa38112
Most of the responsis here based on the belief...

Most of the responsis here based on the belief that a tail wheel ratting is good because it makes you a better pilot. I dont necessarly agree with that. A centered ball is a centered ball in either...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,509
Posted By pa38112
Each of the additives and oils mentioned has a...

Each of the additives and oils mentioned has a different purpose. The Phillips Victory oil is an excellent oil that will limit the wear in your engine. However; engines donít wear out when run with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,004
Posted By pa38112
You RV can fly slow no problem, but your Lycoming...

You RV can fly slow no problem, but your Lycoming is another issue. Assuming you will be burining 100LL, flying that slow for extended periods you will be accumulating lead build-up in the engine....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,368
Posted By pa38112
The crimp in your last post looks fine to me. The...

The crimp in your last post looks fine to me. The $450 tool will not improve upon it. You have very defined crimp marks, and it is far enough from the end of the socket to not have deformed the edge....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,899
Posted By pa38112
Lowering the nose tire will also raise the tail....

Lowering the nose tire will also raise the tail. Have you checked what pressure the mechanic inflated it to? I would be very surprised if the nose gear is bent.
Either way - you are playing with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,123
Posted By pa38112
O-360-A1A, If I fill to 8 it will drop to 7...

O-360-A1A, If I fill to 8 it will drop to 7 within a hour. After that it seems to hold 7 and slowly burn down to 6 over about 15 hours. At 6 I fill it back to 7
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By pa38112
Personally, I would time your mags to TDC and...

Personally, I would time your mags to TDC and then set the maximum advance you want with the engine Bridge. I belive the P-Mag curve in non-linnier, so I would want it operating based on the actual...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By pa38112
How Identify #1 Cylinder?

I have Bendix 500514-1 mags with the wiring harness removed. The harness can be rotated to any position. There is no label that I can see identifying which lead is #1. Is there a way to identify on...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-20-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By pa38112
I was excited, until I realized you were talking...

I was excited, until I realized you were talking about a different Flying W - It turns out there are 7 of them. I was thinking New Jersey (N14).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,336
Posted By pa38112
I have 2 heat muffs in series, both stuffed with...

I have 2 heat muffs in series, both stuffed with steel wool - it is OK, but never gets truly warm. The canopy is sealed, the rear baffle is sealed, no boots on the control rods.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By pa38112
If I recall correctly, my caps just have the...

If I recall correctly, my caps just have the nyloc nut on the bottom. Put on the new O-rings and tighten them a little at a time until the cap wont turn in the fuel neck when the locking tab is down....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By pa38112
Why do you have to cut the flanges? On my...

Why do you have to cut the flanges? On my O-360-A1A I just removed the intake pipes and slipped the old ring off of the free end and slipped the new one on. Is the IO intake a manifold?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-23-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,867
Posted By pa38112
I have done it twice... He is not removing the...

I have done it twice... He is not removing the sump; just dropping it low enough to pull out the old gasket and insert a new one.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-22-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,867
Posted By pa38112
Dropping the sump is pretty easy. Getting it out...

Dropping the sump is pretty easy. Getting it out is a bit harder, but you don't need to.
Drain the oil and let the plane sit for about two weeks so all of the oil drips down into the pan. If you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,419
Posted By pa38112
Have you grounded the plane for this? At a...

Have you grounded the plane for this? At a minimum I would replace the existing bolt right now, but it would be a really good idea to correct this before further flight.
Forum: Propellers 10-15-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,704
Posted By pa38112
If you research this more you will find out the...

If you research this more you will find out the the orientation for Hand Propping is NOT the best orientation for vibration minimization. A Whirlwind is very light, so it is not a big deal. Props...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,573
Posted By pa38112
The problem with them is that most people to not...

The problem with them is that most people to not understand them. It took me quite a while to figure out. Once I did, I like it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By pa38112
When running LOP, the FF is the power setting....

When running LOP, the FF is the power setting. You can ignore MP. On my O-360-A1A I run set my RMP about 2,400 and then pull the mixture out until I get below 75%. I then play with the throttle...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,806
Posted By pa38112
The US government owns the GPS system. They can...

The US government owns the GPS system. They can do with it what they want. There are at least 5 other countries with satellite based navigation systems, but the US has authority to jam those signals...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,450
Posted By pa38112
You won't beat a Whirlwind: ...

You won't beat a Whirlwind: https://whirlwindpropellers.com/aircraft/product/ga200l-2-blade-propeller-for-lycoming-o-320-io-360/
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By pa38112
New Jersey: Pick up behind #3 and two muffs in...

New Jersey: Pick up behind #3 and two muffs in series with stainless steel wool stuffed in them. It's OK, but my wife would like more hot air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,349
Posted By pa38112
It has been years since I did the practice kit. I...

It has been years since I did the practice kit. I misunderstood what the jig was for. I recall having to lay-out the rivet spacing on the training edge, but my memory is poor. Since you said it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,349
Posted By pa38112
So I guess there is no need to teach math since...

So I guess there is no need to teach math since we now have calculators?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,349
Posted By pa38112
That is a nice jig, but I will say, one of the...

That is a nice jig, but I will say, one of the purposes of the practice kits is to teach you how to use the tools and techniques needed to build a plane. The idea here is to learn to do lay-outs and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By pa38112
I just don't worry about it. I think the bigger...

I just don't worry about it. I think the bigger issue is running them when they are over 200F. There is no way you are going to stop them from hitting 200F after shut down.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,051
Posted By pa38112
ATC altitude question

The altitude we see on our altimeters is corrected for atmospheric pressure prior to takeoff. The encoder that transmits our altitude to ATC is not. Is the encoder set to standard conditions and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By pa38112
Tail wheel training cart

Years ago I saw an article on building a cart that was towed behind a vehicle to teach tail wheel rudder control. It was a tail wheel wooden cart with rear steering controlled by a 2" x 4" that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,267
Posted By pa38112
In automotive you would learn to paint, but you...

In automotive you would learn to paint, but you would spend 90% of your time prepping, and automotive prep is not the same as GA prep. I would get a job at a GA paint shop, do that for a while - see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By pa38112
I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is...

I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is just a little slow. It works better then acetone, but I do use acetone to clean after the old sealant is removed, because the MEK substitute leaves...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,062
Posted By pa38112
I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...

I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,840
Posted By pa38112
I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the...

I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the nosewheel stopped it from flipping over.
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