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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By PCHunt
Is there a stand-alone oil pressure gage, or is...

Is there a stand-alone oil pressure gage, or is the oil pressure indicated on an EFIS? If on a stand-alone gage, what drives the warning light?

If pressure is indicated on an EFIS, is the low...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By PCHunt
Oxymoron

The words "Tools" and "Organization" just don't belong in the same phrase, or sentence!

Classic example of an Oxymoron! :D

At least in MY hangar, anyways............:o
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By PCHunt
Still unanswered

Still unanswered is Toolbuilder's question:

Is the warning light "driven" by the indicator, or is it a separate source of truth?

The answer will vastly help in troubleshooting. If they are...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-12-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,682
Posted By PCHunt
RV-9 kit

PM sent, thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By PCHunt
Old fashioned Pipe cleaner. One time use.

Old fashioned Pipe cleaner. One time use.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By PCHunt
It depends what you want to record. If you are...

It depends what you want to record.

If you are trying to log Time In Service, that definition is: "for maintenance time records, aircraft log records, and similar purposes, the elapsed time from the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,939
Posted By PCHunt
:p:p:p Lovin' it!

:p:p:p Lovin' it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,017
Posted By PCHunt
Is your throttle a push-pull knob on the panel,...

Is your throttle a push-pull knob on the panel, or a throttle quadrant?

In either case, if the throttle friction is OFF, you should expect the throttle to move easily, and perhaps move aft during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,017
Posted By PCHunt
I've had success fixing a throttle friction that...

I've had success fixing a throttle friction that was weak even when the friction knob was screwed in hard, by wrapping the nylon bit that squeezes on the throttle cable with several wraps of PTFE...
Forum: GPS 10-07-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By PCHunt
"Everything is relative"....... Einstein ...

"Everything is relative"....... Einstein :rolleyes:

Airspeed: Except for takeoff and landing, I am primarily interested in ground speed. Especially when I'm going from A to B. So I look at the...
Forum: GPS 10-06-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By PCHunt
If you read the article on the link posted by...

If you read the article on the link posted by bill.hutchison just now, you won't even try to compare GPS altitude with pressure altitude. They are totally different beasts.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
Posted By PCHunt
No fair! You guys have been practicing!...

No fair! You guys have been practicing! :D

Fantastic video and scenery.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,951
Posted By PCHunt
This is a fairly good summary of the issues...

This is a fairly good summary of the issues surrounding scattering of ashes from and aircraft.

https://www.ajourneywithwings.com/how-to-scatter-ashes-from-an-airplane/

YMMV, as always.
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By PCHunt
I absolutely LOVE my pneumatic cleco tool. But...

I absolutely LOVE my pneumatic cleco tool.

But then I've got arthritis to deal with!

As always, YMMV.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-30-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,426
Posted By PCHunt
Caution: Thread Drift! :o If I replace one of...

Caution: Thread Drift! :o

If I replace one of my two magnetos (Bendix) with an electronic ignition, which mag (L or R) would I get rid of? And why.....

Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By PCHunt
Looks like they labeled it upside down! :rolleyes:

Looks like they labeled it upside down! :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By PCHunt
Wow! That's the quickest response I've ever...

Wow! That's the quickest response I've ever gotten on any forum! :)

I guess my response would be: "It will work well, ...... until it doesn't.:rolleyes:

I would prefer something a bit more robust,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By PCHunt
I must be missing something......... It appears...

I must be missing something......... It appears to me that you are depending on friction to hold the rudder. If a strong enough gust came along, wouldn't the rudder swing and release the "Koozie",...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By PCHunt
Crosswind landing technique

Tires are cheap.

Runway excursions are not.

Steve, your proposed landing technique is, in my opinion, a disaster waiting to happen. It goes against all the training I've ever received, or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By PCHunt
For my Dos Centavos, bleeding from the bottom up...

For my Dos Centavos, bleeding from the bottom up is very simple, and has worked every time for me.

Just make sure that all the brake pedals are fully retracted, and have an overflow hose from the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,097
Posted By PCHunt
At a bare minimum, stop drill the crack properly....

At a bare minimum, stop drill the crack properly. Clean off some paint, and find the end of the crack.

You'll probably want to buy or build a new one in the long run.

I wouldn't consider welding...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By PCHunt
You might want to investigate the insurance...

You might want to investigate the insurance issues.......
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By PCHunt
Check your private messages........

Check your private messages........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By PCHunt
O-390, or IO-390? (Suspect IO) A bit more...

O-390, or IO-390? (Suspect IO)
A bit more detail of your engine and installation might be helpful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,712
Posted By PCHunt
If keying the transmitter drops the voltage that...

If keying the transmitter drops the voltage that much, I would suspect a bad connection somewhere in the power feed to your radio, or the power circuit ground. Seems to me that otherwise it would...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,556
Posted By PCHunt
I'm not 100% certain, but I don't think Surefly...

I'm not 100% certain, but I don't think Surefly has an internal power supply. (Could be wrong....)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,263
Posted By PCHunt
Obvious question, sorry........ Did the noise...

Obvious question, sorry........ Did the noise start just after all new coax was installed?
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By PCHunt
I've seen posts where builders have moved the OAT...

I've seen posts where builders have moved the OAT probe out of the exhaust stream because they were getting erroneous readings. Something to consider.....
Forum: GPS 09-04-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By PCHunt
The tech support at Adventure Pilot for iFly GPS...

The tech support at Adventure Pilot for iFly GPS units is superb. Might give them a try:

https://www.iflygps.com/Support/Get-Help

Love my iFly GPS ! :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By PCHunt
I hope you pulled ALL plugs and cleaned, gapped,...

I hope you pulled ALL plugs and cleaned, gapped, checked for resistance, etc. With one plug that bad, all others would be suspect.

Check this AOPA article out: ...
Forum: California 09-03-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By PCHunt
Those routes are for VFR without flight...

Those routes are for VFR without flight following. If you are receiving flight following, you can go anywhere you want to, if you get clearance. Sometimes you will want clearance through parts of...
Forum: California 09-03-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By PCHunt
Nothing wrong with flying over the Class B...

Nothing wrong with flying over the Class B airspace, but if you are comfortable with flight following, it's very easy to fly through/under LAX Class B. The controllers are really good.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
Posted By PCHunt
+1 for what Dennis said. Normal. Having said...

+1 for what Dennis said. Normal.

Having said that, it wouldn't hurt to inspect the brakes to make sure everything is OK.
Forum: California 09-03-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,399
Posted By PCHunt
The only concern at MYF might be weather. ...

The only concern at MYF might be weather. Occasionally, there are low clouds close to the ocean, and the weather at Gillespie (SEE) or Ramona (RNM) can be better.

This is less likely this time of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,435
Posted By PCHunt
Where did you get the idea that Full Throttle...

Where did you get the idea that Full Throttle recommended a new mag?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By PCHunt
Coleman Fuel is essentially "White Gas", with a...

Coleman Fuel is essentially "White Gas", with a couple of anti-corrosion additives. Not alcohol.

Easy to Google it!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By PCHunt
(Snip) ".....In the defined 500 hour inspection...

(Snip) ".....In the defined 500 hour inspection process magnetos are stripped down and inspected and then certain wear parts are replaced like bearings, and points and condenser. Rotors and...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,879
Posted By PCHunt
Looking at the photos again, it looks to me as if...

Looking at the photos again, it looks to me as if he was landing parallel to the shore line, without respect to the waves. Those are relatively small wind waves, and not swells.

It does appear that...
Forum: Safety 08-28-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,879
Posted By PCHunt
From the photos, the prop appeared to be stopped....

From the photos, the prop appeared to be stopped. That doesn't say anything about the reason for the failure, just an observation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By PCHunt
Here is a Rapco cross reference list. Your...

Here is a Rapco cross reference list.

Your Cleveland P/N is not showing on the Rapco list.

https://www.rapcoinc.com/pdf/Brake%20Cross%20Reference%20Web.pdf
Forum: RV-15 08-26-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,714
Posted By PCHunt
Looks a bit draggy.....:rolleyes:

Looks a bit draggy.....:rolleyes:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,535
Posted By PCHunt
Larry, thanks for a really clear explanation! ...

Larry, thanks for a really clear explanation! Great Post.

Gotta love this forum!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,752
Posted By PCHunt
George, you may have used the wrong word. You...

George, you may have used the wrong word. You don't need to do 51% of the work, you just have to do 51% of the operations.

Quite a difference, in fact. The "Two weeks to taxi" programs couldn't...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By PCHunt
In spite of some occasional "transgressions" and...

In spite of some occasional "transgressions" and the odd bit of misinformation, this web site forum is still the very best aviation forum, period!

I have learned more from this forum that from all...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By PCHunt
I like the crotch strap. In flight, it keeps the...

I like the crotch strap. In flight, it keeps the lap strap low on my hips, and prevents it from riding up.
And in the event of a "sudden stop" it prevents "submarining", where you slide under your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,615
Posted By PCHunt
Is there an echo in here? :p

Is there an echo in here? :p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,615
Posted By PCHunt
Highly recommended: The intake O-ring mod kit...

Highly recommended: The intake O-ring mod kit from SDS. No Mo Leaks! :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-27-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By PCHunt
Vans sells a kit to retrofit a crotch strap in...

Vans sells a kit to retrofit a crotch strap in their webstore.

5th pt. installation kit, RV-7/7A, RV-9/9A both seats CROTCH STRAP KIT $36.00

It will work in an RV-6/6A with some TLC.

Cheers!
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,714
Posted By PCHunt
That tailwheel needs way more ground clearance! :D

That tailwheel needs way more ground clearance! :D
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,295
Posted By PCHunt
Seems to me that decision is up to the...

Seems to me that decision is up to the designer!

;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By PCHunt
I find it very helpful to stand on a short ladder...

I find it very helpful to stand on a short ladder or footstool to make it easier to put my arm into the oil filler door.

YMMV
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,411
Posted By PCHunt
IMHO, it would be extremely rare and unlikely...

IMHO, it would be extremely rare and unlikely that a valve would stick on two cylinders at exactly the same time.

If that happened, time to get a Lotto ticket!
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By PCHunt
If you do a search on VAF, you will find...

If you do a search on VAF, you will find voluminous amounts of posts on Static ports.

Many have had trouble calibrating their static system with after-market kits, almost no issues with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 20,011
Posted By PCHunt
LODA request SENT

I requested the following:

I am writing to request a LODA as a CFI to be able to conduct flight instruction in an owner's EAB aircraft.

I am also writing to request a LODA as an aircraft owner to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By PCHunt
I had "static" noise in my headset only when...

I had "static" noise in my headset only when receiving a weak transmission. The weak transmission was enough to break the squelch on the VHF receiver, which allowed the "Static" to enter the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,535
Posted By PCHunt
I still think you should do what OKAV8R...

I still think you should do what OKAV8R suggested. Swap all plugs from top to bottom, check again. If the issue stays with the same mag, then it's not the plugs. Even new plugs can be bad.

Next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By PCHunt
Aren't you supposed to keep the other guy in...

Aren't you supposed to keep the other guy in front of you when you are dogfighting?
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Sorry, couldn't resist! ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,845
Posted By PCHunt
I'm sure someone much more knowledgeable than I...

I'm sure someone much more knowledgeable than I am will come along and set things straight, but here are my thoughts:

If something is vibrating (shaking) it has to start at zero, accelerate to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,685
Posted By PCHunt
Sounds correct to me...... What's your issue?

Sounds correct to me......

What's your issue?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,378
Posted By PCHunt
Do you have the full EFII system with Electronic...

Do you have the full EFII system with Electronic Fuel Injection and Electronic Spark?

If you have both, it would be helpful to try to determine if the problem is fuel or ignition. I was wondering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,176
Posted By PCHunt
Final Update! :D The issues has been fixed!...

Final Update! :D

The issues has been fixed!

For bjdecker: Great Idea, thanks! I tested the center conducter on 4 leads on the bad mag, and 3 leads were at about 2 ohms, and steady. The 4th lead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,176
Posted By PCHunt
When you say that the center GRD terminal is...

When you say that the center GRD terminal is attached to ground all the time, do you mean that there is an external wire from the GRD terminal to airframe ground? Or is the GRD terminal grounded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,176
Posted By PCHunt
Hi Bill, I respectfully disagree about grounding...

Hi Bill, I respectfully disagree about grounding the P-Lead shield at both ends. Everything I can read on the issue, including Mr. Nuckolls, says that the shield should be grounded only on one end,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By PCHunt
From what I was able to find on the web, the...

From what I was able to find on the web, the Deltran BTL24A480CW battery is only 8 Amp Hours. If true, it might crank the engine well, but it wouldn't last very long after an alternator failure.

I...
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