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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By rapid_ascent
Klein Tools makes a slotted screw holder...

Klein Tools makes a slotted screw holder screwdriver. This seems to work well to get the screws started.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,685
Posted By rapid_ascent
I've used the Click Bond adhesive in the past but...

I've used the Click Bond adhesive in the past but the last time I tried to find it it wasn't available. It also has a pretty short shelf life. I used 5 minute epoxy and that seems to work fine. It's...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think it depends on how you want to have your...

I think it depends on how you want to have your paint look when you are done. Some people paint parts and then rivet them on with the rivets showing. They want that look. I didn't want to see any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By rapid_ascent
Here is the applicable...

Here is the applicable table:

https://aviationmiscmanuals.tpub.com/TM-1-1500-204-23-2/css/TM-1-1500-204-23-2_54.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By rapid_ascent
I don't think an AN818 and an AN924 are good to...

I don't think an AN818 and an AN924 are good to compare. One is just a threaded connection the other is creating a seal with a flare. MS33515 has the appropriate torque for the AN924. I just used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By rapid_ascent
Terry, I'm not sure about your AN numbers. They...

Terry,

I'm not sure about your AN numbers. They seem wrong. I think you mean AN924-6J for the bulkhead nut. I actually have this same configuration for my fuel line passing through the firewall. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By rapid_ascent
In my case the resistance I have starts way...

In my case the resistance I have starts way before getting near the wheel pants bracket. Something is definitely different than when I initially put them together. I may have flipped the brake...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well I spoke with Matco this morning. They...

Well I spoke with Matco this morning. They suggested that the proper sequence is to install the caliper onto the mounting plate and confirm that it slide freely before installing the wheel. So I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok, I said that wrong. U-810 is mounted to the...

Ok, I said that wrong. U-810 is mounted to the flange on the axle and the brake mounting plate. I believe this is assembled correctly. I've attached a pic of before I installed the wheel onto the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By rapid_ascent
Matco Caliper Install Concerns

After replacing my caliper o-rings I moved onto the next step of mounting the wheels and brakes onto the main gear legs. I installed U-810 onto the wheels and then the wheels onto the gear legs. Then...
Forum: Primers 09-12-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yes it seems about right. It doesn't need to be...

Yes it seems about right. It doesn't need to be perfect for primer application.

One thing to watch out for is some areas are easier than others to scuff with the Scotch-brite. So you can see that...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By rapid_ascent
Those cubes are automotive relays. Get the part...

Those cubes are automotive relays. Get the part number off of them and then do a search to get the pinout. Digi-Key.com and Mouser.com are good sites for electronics parts so you can check there too....
Forum: Tools 09-09-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,459
Posted By rapid_ascent
Matt, Your organization has me feeling very...

Matt,

Your organization has me feeling very disorganized. I had to go out and order some socket organizers. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok somehow in the context of the initial posting...

Ok somehow in the context of the initial posting I was thinking it had something to do with lighting.

Do others have other approaches to lighting the baggage area? To me it seems like the lighting...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By rapid_ascent
Terry, Could you clarify "almost a 14 mod" for...

Terry,

Could you clarify "almost a 14 mod" for those that are not aware of the details. I still need to figure something out for my baggage area lighting.
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,983
Posted By rapid_ascent
With regard to the floor riser... I built some...

With regard to the floor riser...

I built some filler pieces for my aft section out of 1" foam insulation from HD aviation with a piece of plywood cut for the top. I just used them so I could lay...
Forum: Tools 09-07-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,459
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ed, Your story exactly why I just go to Amazon...

Ed,

Your story exactly why I just go to Amazon in the first place. I have done exactly what you did many times before so now I don't even try. In the time it took me to respond to your post I could...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a couple of swivel head riveting tools....

I have a couple of swivel head riveting tools. They allow you to get the handle in a position where you can squeeze it in hard to reach areas. I've also had to grind the nose down to get access. If...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-02-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,437
Posted By rapid_ascent
One additional tidbit of information. The GCR-30P...

One additional tidbit of information. The GCR-30P installation instructions do mention the AN816-4-4D as one of the possible fittings for the red cube. This could potentially let someone who is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By rapid_ascent
I just went to FEDEX (Kinkos) yesterday to copy a...

I just went to FEDEX (Kinkos) yesterday to copy a couple of drawing pages which have templates that need to be cut out. It was $5/page. I would think the price for printing is the same since its the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By rapid_ascent
You can use an exacto knife to get rid of most of...

You can use an exacto knife to get rid of most of the torque seal and then I use lacquer thinner to clean up any of the remaining.
Forum: Primers 09-02-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By rapid_ascent
Patrick, I originally started with Eko-Prime and...

Patrick, I originally started with Eko-Prime and I didn't really like it so I moved on to Akzo which is much more durable. However, I still use their etching process. I don't have any pictures but I...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,437
Posted By rapid_ascent
One thing that might be relevant is that the Fuel...

One thing that might be relevant is that the Fuel Pressure Sensor is an option which is not included in the G3X Lycoming Sensor kit.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-31-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok so from what Dave said then the converter...

Ok so from what Dave said then the converter module (IMC?) which you removed from your old gauge outputs a frequency versus a voltage. So it seems correct that you were able to get it working when...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By rapid_ascent
Terry, it sounds like we have similar, but not...

Terry, it sounds like we have similar, but not exactly the same configurations. My plan is to go through the opening in the motor mount with the 4" scat tubing, not over it. I figured out that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By rapid_ascent
Terry, Maybe you could explain more why you are...

Terry,

Maybe you could explain more why you are considering this direction. I'm having a hard time understanding why you would want to do this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By rapid_ascent
I had a similar situation to yours where I just...

I had a similar situation to yours where I just couldn't get enough flying time at my local flight school to finish off my license. I had started long ago and I too had to retake the written. I...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-30-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,437
Posted By rapid_ascent
That's really a sad situation. Its a very basic...

That's really a sad situation. Its a very basic fuel setup to mess it up so badly. It's a shame to lose a plane and have serious injuries for something like this.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-30-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think your problem is you need a converter...

I think your problem is you need a converter module to convert from Capacitance to voltage. I believe your old fuel gauge was designed to work with the Capacitive fuel sensor so within that gauge was...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By rapid_ascent
Reflex, The 6" rule is just a rule of thumb. 7"...

Reflex,

The 6" rule is just a rule of thumb. 7" is not significantly different or 8" for that matter. It is an area that is unprotected and should be minimized is all. Bus bars can be covered with...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thanks for the suggestion Vic. It's never easy is...

Thanks for the suggestion Vic. It's never easy is it?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By rapid_ascent
Several folks have posted here on VAF showing...

Several folks have posted here on VAF showing their install so I'm sure it can work. Tom has always been very helpful in my dealings with him so I'm sure he can help you get things sorted out.

I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,422
Posted By rapid_ascent
For those of you like me who have never...

For those of you like me who have never disassembled a Matco caliper and were wondering what it looks like on the inside there really isn't much to it. The cylinder is very basic too with a small...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By rapid_ascent
Fred, It really doesn't matter. The current...

Fred,

It really doesn't matter. The current flows through both so the order doesn't matter. You could say that technically the shunt isn't protected by the fuse in my arrangement whereas in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,422
Posted By rapid_ascent
I received my o-rings from the O-Ring Store so...

I received my o-rings from the O-Ring Store so today I'm planning on doing the o-ring swap today and I'll try to get off of this side track that I somehow took. It looks easy enough. I did a test to...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By rapid_ascent
I went with the MIDI fuses that Walt suggested....

I went with the MIDI fuses that Walt suggested. The holders are quite a bit smaller than the ANL fuses. I don't think there is much you can do about the size of the shunts. My configuration is more...
Forum: COMM 08-26-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By rapid_ascent
I would just add an audio panel if you have room....

I would just add an audio panel if you have room. You can find a used one for not too much money. Look on ebay or they pop up on here from time to time.

I know some people listen to 2 radios at the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,422
Posted By rapid_ascent
Carlos, Thanks for that link. That may be the...

Carlos,

Thanks for that link. That may be the most reasonable compromise and low cost too.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,422
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well now that I've ordered the o-rings from the...

Well now that I've ordered the o-rings from the Service Letter for my Matco brakes it appears that those are the wrong O-rings.

I then went into a rabbit hole searching for the V1038, Viton low temp...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By rapid_ascent
If that is the case then I think the Service...

If that is the case then I think the Service Letter could use some work to be more clear. It appears to show the replacement O-ring part numbers (from Vans) independent of the brake MFG since it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thanks folks. BTW, Vans seems to have a pretty...

Thanks folks.

BTW, Vans seems to have a pretty good price on the ROYCO 782 at $16/quart.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By rapid_ascent
Gary, Ok sounds simple enough. 1. Blow out the...

Gary,

Ok sounds simple enough.

1. Blow out the brake cylinder noting cylinder orientation.
2. Remove the o-ring with a brass o-ring pick.
3. Replace o-ring.
4. Lube cylinder, o-ring and cylinder...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By rapid_ascent
I looked for instructions on how to replace the...

I looked for instructions on how to replace the oring on the Matco brakes, but I couldn't find one. Could someone point me to the correct information? Thx
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,367
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok I can see Iím not helping here. One last...

Ok I can see Iím not helping here. One last thought though. Both PMAGs wee sent in for repair. Weíre they returned with the same software version as they had previously?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,367
Posted By rapid_ascent
Walt, thanks for the comment. Iím aware of the...

Walt,

thanks for the comment. Iím aware of the care that is needed for the timing with high compression.

Bruce,

I know youíve been flying for a while so it would seem that your switch...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,367
Posted By rapid_ascent
Bruce, Iím curious what your PMAG power switch...

Bruce, Iím curious what your PMAG power switch configuration is referring back to Mickeys question. Iíve been thinking about my plan to have normally on switches which would be momentarily turned off...
Forum: Tools 07-21-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a setup like you are looking for that I...

I have a setup like you are looking for that I purchased from Cleaveland Tools. I donít think they sell it any longer. If you do a search for Boeing Quick Change Drill you will find several places...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By rapid_ascent
I wouldn't suggest it for a first time builder....

I wouldn't suggest it for a first time builder. As others have stated the empennage is a good place to start since the parts are generally less expensive to replace and the construction is relatively...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-05-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ryan, I have a heavy duty crimper you can...

Ryan,

I have a heavy duty crimper you can borrow. I think it makes pretty nice crimps for the larger wires.
Forum: Tools 06-29-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,402
Posted By rapid_ascent
I wanted to add a slight, ever so slight detour...

I wanted to add a slight, ever so slight detour on this thread. I once I had break-in into my garage where a lot of my tools were stolen. All of the tools that were in my rolling toolbox were taken....
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,394
Posted By rapid_ascent
For the Garmin G3x system with a GAD27 you can...

For the Garmin G3x system with a GAD27 you can have two sets of flap switch inputs. I have a panel switch just to the left of the throttle as many others. I also have a flap switch on the pilot...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-23-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By rapid_ascent
Panel Wiring Service Loops

I've been working on my wiring lately and I'm almost to the point of hooking up one side of my modular panel. On my copilot side I have a GDU450 and a couple of rows of circuit breakers. I routed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By rapid_ascent
Maybe it was just used to allow marking of the...

Maybe it was just used to allow marking of the wires. A little strange but when the only tool you have is a hammer...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By rapid_ascent
Just to add a couple of comments to previous...

Just to add a couple of comments to previous items for clarification. The regulator uses the sense wire to sense the bus voltage. That could lead you to believe that the problem could only be with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By rapid_ascent
While the idea of having the wire all neatly...

While the idea of having the wire all neatly organized on some sort of rack is a nice idea I'm not sure for me, the way I'm doing the wiring, that would work that well. In lots of instances I put the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By rapid_ascent
Garmin GAD27 Power On - No G3X

I've been wiring up my GAD27 but I haven't gotten to the G3X's yet. Is it possible to power on the GAD27 to check the input switch operation or is a G3x required before this test can be performed?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,618
Posted By rapid_ascent
I'd agree with Mark. If there is a bad connection...

I'd agree with Mark. If there is a bad connection the voltage regulator will sense a lower voltage. Then it will try to correct and raise the voltage, but if the connection is not good it won't be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,816
Posted By rapid_ascent
I tried to find one that had 7s for RV 7(A) and I...

I tried to find one that had 7s for RV 7(A) and I tacked on my initials on the end, RT. I ended up with 177RT. The only thing I would say is its not as easy to as some other suffixes. Just a Tango at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have a power supply sitting on a shelf of my...

I have a power supply sitting on a shelf of my hangar if you are interested. What type do you have now?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By rapid_ascent
Most Weller irons have tips that are available in...

Most Weller irons have tips that are available in different temperatures. You may be able to find a lower temp tip that will work for you. I find the flattened (shovel) tips work the best. You should...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By rapid_ascent
It seems you have a few different things going...

It seems you have a few different things going on. Are you sure you have the CAN bus terminated correctly? At a minimum it looks like your GEA24 and the GAD29 are having trouble communicating, but it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By rapid_ascent
Look on the Vans site there are some listed RV-12...

Look on the Vans site there are some listed RV-12 training folks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By rapid_ascent
Its probably the Otto. The Infinity grip is...

Its probably the Otto. The Infinity grip is different. I would guess 20 years ago they may not have been engraving the bottom. Lot's of designs evolve over time.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,388
Posted By rapid_ascent
I made my spacing 2.6". What I did was to take a...

I made my spacing 2.6". What I did was to take a piece of scrap and drill the holes on the spacing I was thinking about and then give it a try. I have a fixed pitch prop so I only have the two...
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