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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The reflector housing not exactly the same shape...

The reflector housing not exactly the same shape in both lamps? Frankly, I wouldn't worry about it.
I'd point both down a bit for better illumination of the runway during short final. The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,293
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Good point Mike. You must have seen this issue...

Good point Mike. You must have seen this issue (too) many times to prompt you to post it to this forum!




It should be noted to not make the TE bend any tighter than the radius measurements above....
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Try placing some wedges under your cushions to...

Try placing some wedges under your cushions to adjust your seat position. A simple cushion fix might do the trick.
Forum: Canada 11-22-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Canpass covered a number of rolls. The portions...

Canpass covered a number of rolls.

The portions of 'Canpass' that are used for private flyers & GA commercial pre-arrival notification and airport clearing look like they will continue to operate as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Individual snap bushings for each cable going...

Individual snap bushings for each cable going thru bulkheads, & lots of Adel clamps.
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ralph Inkster
stabilizing vibrating cowl

Sorry, a drawing will have to do. The plane is 20 miles from here.
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I had similar vibration at the top center cowl on...

I had similar vibration at the top center cowl on my latest 6A where I used a similar pin locking plate. I riveted a tab to the bottom of the center plate which hooked under the firewall flange. This...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I prefer using the AD-41H pop rivets on those...

I prefer using the AD-41H pop rivets on those repair cover plates, they are quick, easy, & seal more predictably than screws. & they are super simple to drill out if you have to go back into the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,808
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Thinking of racing - there is also potential for...

Thinking of racing - there is also potential for going smaller. Maybe Vans should look at a mid winged replacement for the Cassutt. Get more budget oriented folks involved in the shifting Reno...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I think Yves gave an excellent response...

I think Yves gave an excellent response (including documented results) to the original posters question.

But the question begs asking "What is CRUISE speed?" when applying it to a fixed pitch prop. ...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-19-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,287
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Q: What would be the effects on regular Slick...

Q: What would be the effects on regular Slick mags if subjected to sustained or regular operation at these heights?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Depends a bit if your engine is Dynafocal or...

Depends a bit if your engine is Dynafocal or Conical mounted. Also depends on the original engine installed angle. Also depends on the original cowl installation.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Ralph Inkster
confused

Do you need a Right or Left aileron??

I do have a Right one available if that's what you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Ralph Inkster
FAB 320 rough housing measurements: Width ...

FAB 320
rough housing measurements:
Width 8"
Length about 15"
Depth about 3 1/4"
Center of carb throat to front edge of snorkel about 10"
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Seems half of Canadian planes don't meet the mark...

Seems half of Canadian planes don't meet the mark sizing either...

I have never heard of an N numbered aircraft having a problem, ever, over their markings.

Come up & enjoy your time in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Try pt# U-403-PC brake mount flange. This is the...

Try pt# U-403-PC brake mount flange. This is the part that mounts with bolts through the spindle. Common to RV4/6/7/9 (as depicted in latest plan sets)
I don't think you need the caliper mounting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,570
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I'm not a svelt as I used to be, I take a cell...

I'm not a svelt as I used to be, I take a cell phone in with me in case I get stuck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Per section 15 in the manual- Max up 30 deg. Max...

Per section 15 in the manual- Max up 30 deg. Max down 25 deg.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I agree with Colin I shudder to imagine what...

I agree with Colin
I shudder to imagine what lurks in less visible areas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Some sort of control stop? Have your buddy...

Some sort of control stop?
Have your buddy operate all the controls (prop, throttle, carb heat, cowl flap, etc.) for anything that could over rotate.
Otherwise, have never seen anything like it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I guess it has to be less than $30 & with mine...

I guess it has to be less than $30 & with mine the bare wire harness is included!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Also use split popsicle stick. I top up to 2/3 -...

Also use split popsicle stick. I top up to 2/3 - 3/4 level so no possibility of mess on firewall.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I dimple the nutplates. I think the mounting...

I dimple the nutplates. I think the mounting screws/bolts are more secure that way.

Some folks donít.
Forum: Primers 11-07-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Yes. Inspector will ask what method of corrosion...

Yes. Inspector will ask what method of corrosion protection was employed...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Ralph Inkster
If you do decide to switch over to one of the EI...

If you do decide to switch over to one of the EI choices, be sure to remove the mag drive gear & block off the oil passage in the removed gear pilot shaft.
SDS supplies a cover plate with shaft in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Ralph Inkster
AirGizmo

$30 plus postage. PM me if interested
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-06-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Did you check if the baffling under that cylinder...

Did you check if the baffling under that cylinder broke loose?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Here https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/adapt/

Here
https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/adapt/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Tip- Get a bunch of ZipLock sandwich bags,...

Tip-
Get a bunch of ZipLock sandwich bags, transfer the bagged parts to these clear plastic bags, label them & hang them up on a board where you can quickly scan them all for the part you are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Ralph Inkster
You could store & mix sealant at room temp, than...

You could store & mix sealant at room temp, than do the work outside. Wouldn't be hard to put together a plywood enclosure (or similar) over the tank for over night heated by a small electric space...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Yes, I am too cheap to buy another C Frame &...

Yes, I am too cheap to buy another C Frame & handle those few dimples differently.
Drill a 1/4 hole in the table, put the male dimple die in it, position the skin & carefully free hand the female...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Determine which kit parts are widest & require...

Determine which kit parts are widest & require dimpling. If they are less than 40" wide, the 20" C Frame will do. If you got a skin that is wider than that, time to buy or borrow a wider tool for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By Ralph Inkster
From the pics, looks like you have a bit more...

From the pics, looks like you have a bit more camber in the Left wheel than the other, but generally pretty good wear for 400hrs usage. Maybe if most of your flying is solo, that might be a small...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By Ralph Inkster
That would be a good solution to increase the...

That would be a good solution to increase the angle during your test.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Another possible spot where they could be...

Another possible spot where they could be used
Drawing 45, cross section R-R. Spacer shim between cowling vertical hinge & stainless firewall to build up thickness to match cowl thickness to...
Forum: Canada 10-29-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Guess that's one way around the issue. But is a...

Guess that's one way around the issue.
But is a severe operational limitation to a plane like an RV.
Forum: Canada 10-27-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Some years ago Kitplanes mentioned this produce. ...

Some years ago Kitplanes mentioned this produce. Kind of expensive for a single owner to have, but if a group (Chapter or club) of owners purchased one, could be an economical solution for the every...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Hi Claude If you decide to go back to Odyssey,...

Hi Claude
If you decide to go back to Odyssey, check out this source.
I used them last month & was impressed. Good (Canadian) price and even after shipping, was cheaper than anything I could find...
Forum: Primers 10-26-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Poll: Rust-Oleum
Views: 904
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I use RustOleum for most interior priming duties...

I use RustOleum for most interior priming duties except for inner cockpit areas. For those cockpit surfaces I use a good quality 2part polyurethane primer & paint system. Usual surface prep before...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By Ralph Inkster
pipe thread most likely

pipe thread most likely
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Pretty tough if there are no markings on the cam...

Pretty tough if there are no markings on the cam gear.
What I would do,
For #1 cyl, rotate the cam to a position just beyond intake valve closing into the flat spot just before exhaust valve...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Ah, no forward bulkhead, better stock up on rr...

Ah, no forward bulkhead, better stock up on rr bulkheads & set up a frequent inspection schedule.

As for bulkhead materials, I just checked my assorted collection...
- S-605 SEN forward bulkhead...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,843
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Not to mention cooking your battery... As for...

Not to mention cooking your battery...

As for Skyview zero volts/amps, sounds like something is not wired right.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Refer to drawing 27A, top left corner. There is...

Refer to drawing 27A, top left corner. There is shim F-711E & angle F-712D that can be trimmed to control elevator Up & Down stops.

I have seen (& fixed) a couple planes where the F-711E wasn't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I take a piece of cardboard & trace frame bow...

I take a piece of cardboard & trace frame bow shape, mark where the latch tube is on it. Cut the cardboard to shape & lay it in the plexi. Very important- use duct tape to bring the plexi sides...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Ralph Inkster
How Iíve done them. I match the plexi curve to...

How Iíve done them. I match the plexi curve to the frame bow. This determines where the hole goes. But Iím old school & prefer to rivet the plexi to the bow. Reason for this is I want the two shapes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,580
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Larry, you need the engine to do the baffles,...

Larry, you need the engine to do the baffles, also to accurately do the cowl you need the engine & prop & than to finish off the baffles. So why not park the cowl for now & concentrate on all the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Also, looks like the strap that ties the starter...

Also, looks like the strap that ties the starter to the alternator bracket to stabilize side loads is missing in this installation.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Lycoming Operators Manual states: for O360...

Lycoming Operators Manual states:
for O360 engines with Carburetors
Max 8psi, Desired 3psi, Minimum 0.5psi.

I have seen planes with warnings set to flash at 2psi because their VDO senders were not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,580
Posted By Ralph Inkster
PM sent with my ph# if you would like to talk...

PM sent with my ph#
if you would like to talk through trimming the pink beast.
Forum: Propellers 10-13-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Your prop manufacturers instructions would be...

Your prop manufacturers instructions would be your first source for this.

It may or may not conflict with Lycoming SI 1098G. Caution- when reading this Lycoming document, note that they are not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I saw one installation where a collar was mounted...

I saw one installation where a collar was mounted under the FAB mounting plate, forming a velocity stack sort of affair inside the filter area & and act as a reinforcement for the FAB mounting plate....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I just received a Retro Kit for the 9A rebuild...

I just received a Retro Kit for the 9A rebuild project. It originally had the long engine mount fitted, so, with the retro mount being standard length (distance from the firewall), I am anticipating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,322
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Tail beacon solution for TailbeaconX install

Great thread.
Gave me a solution for installing a TailbeaconX which comes with nav light only, I'd be loosing my rear strobe. But now I see a cheap solution!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,496
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Screech! Thread Drift! Fuel flow tests (fuel...

Screech! Thread Drift!

Fuel flow tests (fuel line disconnected at the injector manifold) on my current plane was measured about 38gph flow rate. This was on the ground with fuel circuit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I too bought a plane off salvage auction. Again...

I too bought a plane off salvage auction. Again Bidder Beware.
Plane was advertised as being 'Ferriable'. Good thing we brought a trailer. Initial external inspection showed bumps & bruises, ok,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,496
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Builders choice. You can use 1 filter between...

Builders choice.

You can use 1 filter between the valve & pumps if you desire.

Or put one between each tank and the fuel valve - again your choice. Advantage for two is that if you do run into a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The 6A has a small fraction of an inch more...

The 6A has a small fraction of an inch more ground clearance than the 7A, actually. They both have the same mount & nose gear leg, but the 6A with it's shorter main gear legs has a slight more nose...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,928
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Technique's the key. Try to concentrate on...

Technique's the key.

Try to concentrate on having the gun transmit it's force directly through the gun, perpendicular to the rivet head. The geometry of the rivet gun pistol grip tends to work...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,496
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Addition of an inline fuel shutoff like what...

Addition of an inline fuel shutoff like what Flightlines offers in their kits would have made cleaning the filter much easier, but this installation was done over 10 years ago, well before they came...
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By Ralph Inkster
"Your words were: "best to refer to Nav Canada",...

"Your words were: "best to refer to Nav Canada", suggesting NavCanada is the primary source."

So? There seems to still be a great amount of confusion amongst some Canadian owners as to the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Wow! What a passionate response… to what I didn’t...

Wow! What a passionate response… to what I didn’t say…
I did not say Nav Can regulates Canadian airspace. I did suggest Nav Can might be a good source for what might be ADS-B OUT requirements.
I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,098
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Mark Did you see the pictures of that rudder? ...

Mark
Did you see the pictures of that rudder? Thick filler (bondo?) along stiffener rivet lines & under formed or short rivets along trailing edge wedge?
More than a few factors caused that...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-06-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 47,375
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Power delay relay on Ballinger AFR

Update report on my O2 sensor - I originally installed a delay relay so the Ballinger AFR gauge would power up 15 seconds after engine start, the idea being to prolong the life of the O2 sensor.
Sad...
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