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Forum: Northwest 05-21-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By DNeufeld
Brakes

Check PM again if you still need parts
Forum: Northwest 05-20-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By DNeufeld
check your PM

check your PM
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-30-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,149
Posted By DNeufeld
Some people need to lighten up and not be so...

Some people need to lighten up and not be so sensitive!! The NTSB comment was hilarious:=))
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-26-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By DNeufeld
I just had the same problem with my VM1000 and...

I just had the same problem with my VM1000 and Slick mag. The sensor is glued into the vent plug. I was surprised it stayed in as long as it did the way it's made. I glued it back in place with a...
Forum: Propellers 09-26-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By DNeufeld
Golden State Propeller did a nice job on my...

Golden State Propeller did a nice job on my brothers Hartzell. Good honest small shop.
San Luis Obispo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,133
Posted By DNeufeld
I didn't build my 6 but it has two cables all the...

I didn't build my 6 but it has two cables all the way to the servo arm. Works good! Very glad he did it! Quadrant on the left, push pull throttle "only" in the middle. It moves feely enough to need...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-10-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By DNeufeld
If it sticks only at idle and you can't find any...

If it sticks only at idle and you can't find any external binding, you might want to check and see if the throttle plate itself is binding in the throat of the carb. If the throttle plate wasn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,269
Posted By DNeufeld
At your 4200 ft elevation you'll want to be...

At your 4200 ft elevation you'll want to be careful not to go too lean or it may not idle at sea level.

Ticking sound. Might be worth checking for an exhaust leak especially at the exhaust port...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,516
Posted By DNeufeld
It's a plane. They're allowed to squeak;)

It's a plane. They're allowed to squeak;)
Forum: RV-4 04-04-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By DNeufeld
To pinpoint the location of the noise you might...

To pinpoint the location of the noise you might try using a stethoscope. Remove the bulb and solid wire end and replace it with a couple feet of rubber hose and the end with stiff straight open...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,696
Posted By DNeufeld
The starter solenoid, master, and the complete...

The starter solenoid, master, and the complete starter circuit can quickly be eliminated by a starter circuit voltage drop test. If the drop test passes during a slow crank event, it is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,870
Posted By DNeufeld
Have you tried cutting deep as possible on the...

Have you tried cutting deep as possible on the face of the panel then cut the rest of the way from the back? I have cut thicker than 1/8" this way by hand. It also will help to reshape the cutter. If...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
MGL
Views: 4,994
Posted By DNeufeld
Here's just an average guy's opinion between two...

Here's just an average guy's opinion between two highly experienced guys. I have the Challenger lite temporarily installed in an RV6 later to be installed in an M14p powered Moose. I didn't think...
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,819
Posted By DNeufeld
Contact...

Contact suport
https://uavionix.com/support/echouat/
They'll send an e-mail back with more info once you register. This is the way I found it, or really, it was sent to me. There may be an easier...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,819
Posted By DNeufeld
Below is right from the horse's mouth... Uavionix...

Below is right from the horse's mouth... Uavionix web site.

Adjusting the threshold value on the echoUAT can improve the performance of the transponder monitor. uAvionix does not recommend changing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By DNeufeld
That's just the beginning!

That's just the beginning!
Forum: Rocket 09-09-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By DNeufeld
The Harmon Rocket tilt canopy is no problem in...

The Harmon Rocket tilt canopy is no problem in the front for 6 3" average proportion. The rear seat I can wear a headset but it is fairly close. No problem at all with Halo headset or similar.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,041
Posted By DNeufeld
If staking doesn't work... As Bill wrote in his...

If staking doesn't work...
As Bill wrote in his response, the lapping compound must be cleaned off thoroughly. Valve lap compound left in the intake port or on the seat can and will destroy the...
Forum: Propellers 12-11-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By DNeufeld
Thanks for the help. I'll give the heat gun a try!

Thanks for the help. I'll give the heat gun a try!
Forum: Propellers 12-09-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By DNeufeld
Removing prop tape

It's probably somewhere in the forum but a quick search didn't pull it up for me. So what's the easiest way to remove prop tape from an aluminum prop without damaging the paint? Heat gun? Pinstripe...
Forum: California 11-30-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By DNeufeld
Jeff Landen at High Desert Avionics. Lancaster...

Jeff Landen at High Desert Avionics. Lancaster KWJF. Good guy!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,400
Posted By DNeufeld
Ditto that!

Ditto that!
Forum: COMM 09-20-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,541
Posted By DNeufeld
Have you considered Halo or Clarity Aloft ear...

Have you considered Halo or Clarity Aloft ear plug headsets? I had Lightspeed ANR's and the Halo's and Clarity aloft seem as quiet as the lightspeed. I also thought the earplugs would bother me but...
Forum: Autopilots 09-12-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By DNeufeld
Navaid control head

Anybody have a good Navaid control head they want to sell?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-01-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,945
Posted By DNeufeld
Thanks, Caleb. Enjoyed the pics...!!

Thanks, Caleb. Enjoyed the pics...!!
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,419
Posted By DNeufeld
You're right. MP was wrong in the post. It's like...

You're right. MP was wrong in the post. It's like you say, about 22" and 2400 RPM.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-09-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By DNeufeld
Aero Sport Power in Kamloops BC will overhaul,...

Aero Sport Power in Kamloops BC will overhaul, 500 hour... on the Lazar mags. Did mine a year ago and were quick and fair priced!
Tel 1 250 376-2955
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,308
Posted By DNeufeld
Is there a ballpark price to add NAV to the V16?

Is there a ballpark price to add NAV to the V16?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,220
Posted By DNeufeld
Scanned the posts don't think I saw Digi-Key?...

Scanned the posts don't think I saw Digi-Key? They'd probably have it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By DNeufeld
You might try Tygon fuel...

You might try Tygon fuel tubing.http://www.chiefaircraft.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=fuel+tubing Chief Aircraft stocks it for their model stuff. Very flexible hangs on to the barb well and doesn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,070
Posted By DNeufeld
Some of this talk about electric planes made me...

Some of this talk about electric planes made me nauseous. Just pushing or pulling a throttle, excuse me, motor speed controller... Ick! The engine balancing act is half the fun and half the character...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,926
Posted By DNeufeld
I have 2 pairs of Sierra's. Very comfortable and...

I have 2 pairs of Sierra's. Very comfortable and quiet. Only drawback as mentioned earlier is they are on the big side. Don't really notice with them on. I'd buy them again. Bluetooth works good. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By DNeufeld
For me it's hit and miss with the Drill Doctor...

For me it's hit and miss with the Drill Doctor for the small #40 bits. I always test drill and re-sharpen if it's oversize.

It does seem chintzy but it works OK. Worth the money IMO.
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,766
Posted By DNeufeld
OK then. How about... :eek: How many ways are...

OK then. How about... :eek: How many ways are there to plug a hole?

I've seen it. It's one of my favorites :D

Sorry CAVU
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-01-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,868
Posted By DNeufeld
I bought my RV6 built so I can't take credit for...

I bought my RV6 built so I can't take credit for a well sealed cockpit which accounts for a much of the comfort. The builder had two heat muffs on mine. It was too much even in the North Idaho...
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,766
Posted By DNeufeld
Actually the optimum doubler would be a section...

Actually the optimum doubler would be a section of .120 wall tubing cut from a tube with od 1/4" larger than od of socket.[/QUOTE]

OK then. How about slipping a snug fitting .120 solid tube piece...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,462
Posted By DNeufeld
I wanted a 4 seat too but didn't see it coming...

I wanted a 4 seat too but didn't see it coming from Van's back in 1999.
I've been building the M14p powered Moose since the beginning of time...99. Most of it is flush solid riveted where I could get...
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,766
Posted By DNeufeld
Bushing vs. flat doubler

I am not a certified welder so I didn't see that coming. I get it. The problem I see with a plate is there will be a unsupported area between the plate and the gear leg the thickness of the tube....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,462
Posted By DNeufeld
That would be the Murphy Yukon. Don't know that...

That would be the Murphy Yukon. Don't know that the Yukon is built for the 540, but I know of a 540 powered Yukon. The owner seems to like it!
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,766
Posted By DNeufeld
If the bolt is a decent fit through the gear leg,...

If the bolt is a decent fit through the gear leg, how about spot facing the motor mount where it's peened, make a bushing out of 4130 and tack the bushing to the motor mount with the bolt in and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,963
Posted By DNeufeld
Leave a 60w trouble light on in the closed...

Leave a 60w trouble light on in the closed cockpit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-11-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,485
Posted By DNeufeld
Yep, me too. The higher the secondary voltage,...

Yep, me too.
The higher the secondary voltage, coil, plugs and plug wires, the higher the primary voltage, points, condenser, coil. High voltage is always looking for an easier path to ground. Also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,746
Posted By DNeufeld
Look at the schematic. All the sender wires go...

Look at the schematic. All the sender wires go through the sender to ground. Just jump the sender wire to ground, engine first. If the gauge doesn't move go to ground on the airframe. If the gauge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,746
Posted By DNeufeld
If power and ground are good and polarity is...

If power and ground are good and polarity is correct, jump one of the sender wires to ground. Try oil pressure if it's easy to get to. It should peg that gauge. It won't hurt the gauge it's how they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,281
Posted By DNeufeld
As many high windows as possible to let the...

As many high windows as possible to let the natural light in. Especially on the north side so sunlight doesn't fry stuff. Tinted windows on the hanger doors.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,463
Posted By DNeufeld
If I'm fairly close in downwind probably 45 deg...

If I'm fairly close in downwind probably 45 deg looking down at the runway abeam the numbers and pull the power all the way at that point it's a steep descent working the flaps in base and final to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,463
Posted By DNeufeld
IO360 CS Abeam the numbers 87kts half...

IO360 CS
Abeam the numbers 87kts half flaps.
85kts turning base.
Slowing to 80 base to final turn.
On final full flaps 70kts.
Carry a little power for wheel landing.
3 point just throttle back more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,167
Posted By DNeufeld
Lightbulb First off, Matt is quick to answer any questions...

First off, Matt is quick to answer any questions in my experience. Good guy!

The MGL installation is easy in my opinion. I temporarily have the Challenger in my RV6 until I have time to install the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By DNeufeld
Nope not yet

Nope not yet
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,786
Posted By DNeufeld
At first I hated the thing! The more I use it the...

At first I hated the thing! The more I use it the more I like it. Looks like Fasglas should show Matt the screens he made. Nice! I'd like those myself especially when I get the engine monitor going...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,786
Posted By DNeufeld
I have the Challenger Lite temporarily installed...

I have the Challenger Lite temporarily installed in my RV6. I like it now that I have learned the menus. The touch works good! The pressure sensitivity is adjustable. Works well in rough air. Later I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,535
Posted By DNeufeld
Right the cork are cheap and I have had very good...

Right the cork are cheap and I have had very good results with cork. Possibly your covers weren't quite straight or they were over tightened? My engines seldom leak anywhere. Even 0-300's. Just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,535
Posted By DNeufeld
I know this answer won't be popular, get rid of...

I know this answer won't be popular, get rid of the silicone gaskets and use cork with contact cement. Use the gaskets that come with the cylinders. They know what works. Do not use silicone sealer...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,718
Posted By DNeufeld
Yes, this is normal maintenance to remove sludge...

Yes, this is normal maintenance to remove sludge from the crank. It's in the Hartzell manual.

By the way, a "motor" is not internal or external combustion. That is called an engine!:D
Motor... a...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,283
Posted By DNeufeld
Just my opinion, and many years of wrenching, I...

Just my opinion, and many years of wrenching, I would think the screws were not properly torqued to begin with. The gasket compressed in time and got the whole loosening thing going. The gasket frets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,743
Posted By DNeufeld
Many people here run high compression pistons....

Many people here run high compression pistons. I'd be cautious running oversquare if so equipped.

Another thing to consider FP verses CS is FP props are usually lighter which would reduce the load...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,743
Posted By DNeufeld
RV6 IO-360 CS Might not be text book but it works...

RV6 IO-360 CS Might not be text book but it works good for me.
Down wind I like be at 2300 rpm 90+ knots, throttle back before the perch, or just after abeam the no's. Start the flaps down turning...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,676
Posted By DNeufeld
If it is a poor connection it can be easily...

If it is a poor connection it can be easily pinpointed by voltage drop test. Example would be put the voltmeter leads positive batt to positive starter. Crank engine. Voltage drop should not be more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 37,888
Posted By DNeufeld
Landing gear, crankshafts... could be built not...

Landing gear, crankshafts... could be built not to fail under almost any circumstances but I doubt you could get it off the ground at less than 90kts and climb it'd like a 1968 150hp Cardinal...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,891
Posted By DNeufeld
Joe says the vibration is like holding a small...

Joe says the vibration is like holding a small electric sander. An engine miss at 2300 rpm is a low frequency. Half crank speed or 19hz. Sounds similar to a problem I had in my RV6 that could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By DNeufeld
Aerosport Power was quick and honest when I had...

Aerosport Power was quick and honest when I had my Slick Lazar mags rebuilt in Kamloops Canada. Highly recommend them! I always support US businesses but these people are exceptional!
Forum: Propellers 08-09-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,043
Posted By DNeufeld
So you are saying having done it you got nothing...

So you are saying having done it you got nothing out of it? How about some help? I am thinking about the same change on my RV6 IO360 standard Hartzell to Blended airfoil.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,418
Posted By DNeufeld
If this is how you treat yours, you're not...

If this is how you treat yours, you're not allowed to touch this jerks plane!:D And get off my lawn!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,418
Posted By DNeufeld
Airshows. My brother caught some clown climbing...

Airshows. My brother caught some clown climbing up his Rocket by stepping and pivoting his foot on the wheel pant heading for the wing. Unbelievable! Had my RV6 at a small airshow and had to stand...
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