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Forum: RV-3 08-01-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Southern Pete
There are other (possibly better) options! Have...

There are other (possibly better) options!
Have you considered what used to be called the "Deluxe" fuel caps?
Aluminium rather than plastic, look for ACS part Part# 05-22934.
Order the -RV type which...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Southern Pete
Stick something around 90kt, measure your descent...

Stick something around 90kt, measure your descent rate and figure the glide angle - I would guess around 9:1. Weight does impact the speed but not that much (heavier = faster). When you need these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By Southern Pete
My company maintains several aircraft with...

My company maintains several aircraft with Beringer brakes. While they work they are great. The pads are not nearly as readily available as Cleveland, nor are the discs. The discs also take much...
Forum: GPS 07-26-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Southern Pete
The TRX1500 has 3 outputs, I have one to an air...

The TRX1500 has 3 outputs, I have one to an air connect (SD on a tablet) and another to a FLARM View. Should be possible to do what you describe.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-22-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Southern Pete
I ended up installing one of these...

I ended up installing one of these http://www.fdatasystems.com/t-30-tachometer beside the VM.
Reggie is the man who knows but I don't have his contact details.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Southern Pete
Carry out a compression test using a direct...

Carry out a compression test using a direct reading gauge, rather than differential?
E model regular C/R is 7:1, so should be in the region of 85 psi ( 6 atmospheres increase)
D model C/R is 8.5:1 so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,679
Posted By Southern Pete
Do you know for sure the fuel pressure...

Do you know for sure the fuel pressure indications are accurate?
What is the min pressure required by the engine (from the book)?
You could always change the limits displayed on the EFIS.
I tend to...
Forum: COMM 07-04-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By Southern Pete
In the UK Trig is not so expensive. The TY91 is...

In the UK Trig is not so expensive. The TY91 is an excellent radio, I have had >150nm range from 9000ft. I have installed cheaper radios (KRT2) and lived to regret it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By Southern Pete
Need to figure out why you want one, rather than...

Need to figure out why you want one, rather than just coz Cirrus fit them ...

What is maximum deployment speed, is that faster than normal cruise?

What problem are you mitigating by installing the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,216
Posted By Southern Pete
And buy a proper tube bender, such as Link to...

And buy a proper tube bender, such as
Link to ACS tube bender (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/gtcompoundtubing.php)
Not suggesting buying tools from ACS, just easy to link to ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Southern Pete
Not really enough data to provide an estimate....

Not really enough data to provide an estimate. Need to know the letters after the O-320-. It cannot easily be installed on a certified aircraft - will need re-certifying, the cost of that depends on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,735
Posted By Southern Pete
Completely agree, the plans show far too many...

Completely agree, the plans show far too many screws attaching the fairing. A few around the leading edge and a couple at the back are all that are really needed. Perhaps two or three on each HS if...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-15-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By Southern Pete
Yes, but... be careful. Heavy use of a scraper...

Yes, but... be careful. Heavy use of a scraper will drag fibres out of the surface of the cloth and lead to bunches at the edges. I prefer a steel scraper. Resin ratio is not at all critical on a...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-14-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By Southern Pete
Coarse sandpaper yes, but vacuuming is better...

Coarse sandpaper yes, but vacuuming is better preparation than solvent wiping...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-14-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By Southern Pete
For something like canopy skirts, when you don't...

For something like canopy skirts, when you don't have much experience with wet lay-ups, applying dry fabric to the aircraft one layer at a time and wetting out with a brush is probably the easiest...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-14-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By Southern Pete
I've used Flourosilicone hoses for the first part...

I've used Flourosilicone hoses for the first part of the breather for many years. They have to be swapped out after a few years, perhaps 5 or 8.
The most well known company over here is called Samco,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,338
Posted By Southern Pete
Do you have canted balls? There is no reason for...

Do you have canted balls?
There is no reason for the oil pressure to drop during a stall turn, the oil system must transition to the inverted feed (top rear of crankcase) in the up vertical and to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-30-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By Southern Pete
I would use only glass on the inside of the pants...

I would use only glass on the inside of the pants as it will be clamped to aluminium and carbon will set up an electrolytic cell - carbon won't increase the strength to any degree. For the fairing,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,233
Posted By Southern Pete
What's your paint scheme? Are there any span wise...

What's your paint scheme? Are there any span wise stripes with significant paint edges in the first 25% of chord that may be tripping the flow?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Southern Pete
I have just removed one - would you like it?

I have just removed one - would you like it?
Forum: Primers 05-24-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,495
Posted By Southern Pete
You should qualify that statement, I agree...

You should qualify that statement, I agree Acetone is an aggressive solvent. It is an eye irritant, should not be ingested and may cause drowsiness or dizziness (in my experience needs large...
Forum: Autopilots 05-20-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Southern Pete
I would also suggest Garmin. Their controller is...

I would also suggest Garmin. Their controller is by far the best in terms of the interface to make the aircraft do what you want and their control algorithms are very good. I had a Trutrak (now BK I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Southern Pete
Sad to say that the gasket provided with the fuel...

Sad to say that the gasket provided with the fuel senders is not fuel proof, so throw it away. There is a Van's SB about it.
Proseal must be used to achieve an adequate seal. Don't tighten down on...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,353
Posted By Southern Pete
The basic checks are, 1. Do you have the Van's...

The basic checks are,

1. Do you have the Van's static ports? If no then your static reference will account for most of the error. It is the outside shape that is critical, doesn't matter how you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Southern Pete
Ryton, an "engineering" plastic. Couldn't cope...

Ryton, an "engineering" plastic. Couldn't cope with the expansion forces involved in a back-fire. Carbon should be much better able to withstand those forces as the fibres carry the loads, but there...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-13-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Southern Pete
This is my experience from a few years ago, No...

This is my experience from a few years ago,
No spaces anywhere and long waiting lists.
Eventually I signed up for a patio hangar at KGPM as it was the only option.
Immediately I had paid the first...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Southern Pete
Does the ammeter give any useful information...

Does the ammeter give any useful information (when it was working)? If your voltage is steady the alternator/voltage regulator/etc is working just fine. If amps = 0 it must be a gauging fault. But do...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-04-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Southern Pete
Snorkel to FM200

I have an angle valve motor with an FM200 injector and am fitting a snorkel. I recall someone was making an adapter that attached to the FM200 and gave a square interface that simulated the RSA-5...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,134
Posted By Southern Pete
The benefit of a cold air sump is in the much...

The benefit of a cold air sump is in the much improved air path to the cylinders rather than the temperature of the intake air.
Forum: Fiberglass 04-27-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,282
Posted By Southern Pete
Or cut the part in to 2 semi-circular parts,...

Or cut the part in to 2 semi-circular parts, smooth out the internal profile and glass back together. Good thinking to use sections of stiff foam.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Southern Pete
Measure each of your lines and contact Tom at TS...

Measure each of your lines and contact Tom at TS Flightlines.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Southern Pete
In my experience the %power algorithms give an...

In my experience the %power algorithms give an indication of power produced and are never completely accurate. Have you tried tuning the data table?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,329
Posted By Southern Pete
Many thousands of owners would not agree that a...

Many thousands of owners would not agree that a baffle mounted cooler is "bad"... Every choice you make will have knock-on implications
Forum: GPS 04-04-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Southern Pete
A chap brought a DA40 with 2 x GNS430 into the...

A chap brought a DA40 with 2 x GNS430 into the place I work. Both 430s didn't function. Lots of shoulder shrugging as to what had happened. Actually he tried to replace both batteries himself and had...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,216
Posted By Southern Pete
Sometimes the only real solution is to cut and...

Sometimes the only real solution is to cut and re-weld ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,200
Posted By Southern Pete
Bypass VPX for P-mag power and use a switchable...

Bypass VPX for P-mag power and use a switchable breaker
Use straight on-off switch for mag switch
Ground to engine rather than firewall
Remove the jumper with a new engine

Pete
Forum: Primers 03-03-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Southern Pete
Choose your priming system based on the time...

Choose your priming system based on the time taken - it is very easy to spend waaaaay too long. Alodine internally is rather OTT (in my view) for a recreational aircraft that will be primed and live...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-02-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By Southern Pete
What you've built looks great but the bolts will...

What you've built looks great but the bolts will transmit the vibration into the red cube. The rubber may offer some damping but the cube will still see some engine vibration. What's wrong with using...
Forum: Primers 02-28-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,847
Posted By Southern Pete
Paint mixing proportions are not at all critical,...

Paint mixing proportions are not at all critical, for reasonable size mixes use the cups with quantities up the side, 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, etc. Or use a small ladle or a shot glass (more clean up), or...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,823
Posted By Southern Pete
I found my recently overhauled O-320 was running...

I found my recently overhauled O-320 was running lean with the standard carb. Ended up drilling out the main jet to increase the fuel flow, plenty of threads here on this topic. Was still getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,960
Posted By Southern Pete
RV-6 200hp c/s prop, don't use flaps for...

RV-6 200hp c/s prop, don't use flaps for take-off, mainly close to sea level.
RV-6A 160hp f/p prop, flaps only used for grass take-offs, ditto.
As the flap speed is relatively low and the climb speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By Southern Pete
Extras use a second pump to load the oil, heavy...

Extras use a second pump to load the oil, heavy and expensive but if smoke is used a lot then probably worthwhile. How about Jiffy Tite connectors on the pump and tank/supply hose. Swap the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Southern Pete
Are you sure the 507 will interface meaningfully...

Are you sure the 507 will interface meaningfully with a TruTrak AP? Can you do anything other than select the heading (or track) to follow via the GPS(S) input? I would check what the 507 will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,879
Posted By Southern Pete
Sounds like there is a problem with the carb,...

Sounds like there is a problem with the carb, should be able to run the Facet continually without any impact on how the engine runs.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By Southern Pete
Dave, Does it run the same on both mags? If yes...

Dave,

Does it run the same on both mags? If yes then your problem is probably fuel related. Have you called AFP? Have you checked all the filters in the system, including the entry filter to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By Southern Pete
It is possible to remove and add the scoop. It is...

It is possible to remove and add the scoop. It is also possible to add and remove the horizontal induction sump to an engine - the "Superior" sump is probably better than the Lycoming version....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By Southern Pete
You have a really good job on the installation,...

You have a really good job on the installation, but there are a couple of cons you have have not identified,

- Restricted aileron control throw. Not much you can do about it, your leg will be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Southern Pete
I've just bought some Can bus cable direct from...

I've just bought some Can bus cable direct from Gigaflight - easy to deal with.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,900
Posted By Southern Pete
You will need a can, some talcum powder,...

You will need a can, some talcum powder, de-natured alcohol (methylated spirit) and a 1" paint brush.
Mix a little powder and alcohol into a slurry.
Paint the slurry onto the tank over the rivet...
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,320
Posted By Southern Pete
Great care is needed with this subject - I've...

Great care is needed with this subject - I've done a bunch, most supplied by builder that I've looked at are inaccurate!

The bottom line is that the real world consumption is usually way less than...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,256
Posted By Southern Pete
If a new ground wire will solve the problem then...

If a new ground wire will solve the problem then happy days.
The level of difficulty in replacing the sender unit depends very much on how the tank was built. I've done 3 in the last couple of years....
Forum: Fiberglass 01-06-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
Posted By Southern Pete
For spreading microballoon mix, heat a bendy...

For spreading microballoon mix, heat a bendy steel palette knife with a heat gun - makes spreading it much easier. Experiment to get the right amount of heat.

For those who don't do the Queen's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By Southern Pete
Justin, Where can details of the logging...

Justin,

Where can details of the logging capability to SD card be found?

Peter
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Southern Pete
I understand where you are coming from!! I have...

I understand where you are coming from!! I have some experience with trying to fit new panels to ExpBus II systems, my conclusion is they do not age gracefully and are best replaced. Go with fuses...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-08-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By Southern Pete
David, Its all about the preparation, rough up...

David,

Its all about the preparation, rough up everything that might see resin with 60 grit sand paper. Buy West epoxy from East Coast Fibreglass and some 200g/m^2 glass cloth (2x2 twill is best)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Southern Pete
You have to buy from AFS...

You have to buy from AFS...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,621
Posted By Southern Pete
This sounds like something to try for a little...

This sounds like something to try for a little less drag!
Does it need to be stainless, after all the stainless firewall is still in place?
Pete
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-07-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By Southern Pete
I think the question you are asking is, how does...

I think the question you are asking is, how does altitude affect the speed of the flame front in the cylinder, I don't know the answer! The other variable is mixture setting - assuming you are...
Forum: ADS-B 09-02-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By Southern Pete
You should connect the encoder to the static...

You should connect the encoder to the static system.
The aim is to get your altimeter and encoder to read the same.
"Cockpit static" can be significantly different from "real static", draughts are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Southern Pete
Download the manual from their website - the...

Download the manual from their website - the operation & installation manual.
Usually E-124 https://www.mt-propeller.com/en/entw/serv_op.htm
It describes what repairs are allowable. Assess your prop...
Forum: COMM 09-01-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By Southern Pete
Steve, I had a 4201 that somehow degraded its...

Steve,
I had a 4201 that somehow degraded its output amplifier so it was only sending out around 1/4W - not much good! It was worse on some frequencies than others. Took a while to figure out what...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 251,235
Posted By Southern Pete
I would avoid toggle switches right ahead of...

I would avoid toggle switches right ahead of either seat - they will catch on the leg of your pants when climbing in!
You may like to consider a Trig TY91 radio instead of the top com, it can be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By Southern Pete
monkworkz

Anyone know anything about Monkworkz?
I'm considering changing my alternator and this would be just right for me. It almost seems too good to be true!
I'd be interested to hear if anyone has any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,525
Posted By Southern Pete
These...

These https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/7221.htm are available from Flyboys, but are not that straight forward to fit to the Hoerner tips, when I have finished I will post some pictures...
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