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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By DanH
We're a very public-minded group!

We're a very public-minded group!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By DanH
Well, there are always a few guys who, strictly...

Well, there are always a few guys who, strictly in the interests of public service, volunteer to clear away the pesky foam when we first tap the kegs. Gotta get rid of it somehow, and no one wishes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By DanH
Four weeks! Only four more weeks! Twenty eight...

Four weeks! Only four more weeks! Twenty eight days, 9 hours and 30 minutes!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By DanH
Probably the gaps between the crankcase and the...

Probably the gaps between the crankcase and the inter-cylinder baffle plate.

The hidden gap so often missed is between the rear baffle wall and the base of the rear cylinders. There's a little tab...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By DanH
What Larry describes is seen below, on my 390. ...

What Larry describes is seen below, on my 390. The goal is to seal so air escape out the side edges of the aluminum wraps. It must stay between fins all the way to the exit.

Be sure to run a tiny...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By DanH
Permatex Ultra Black is available at auto parts...

Permatex Ultra Black is available at auto parts stores everywhere. Loctite 598 is the same product. Looks good, tough, highly adhesive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By DanH
When my daughter was little, all my shop time was...

When my daughter was little, all my shop time was 9 to midnight.

Now Ms Patti puts me to bed at 9 and I have no idea what she does after that...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By DanH
Favorite Johnson Creek shot. .

Favorite Johnson Creek shot.
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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-22-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By DanH
Left Friday morning, didn't make Idaho until...

Left Friday morning, didn't make Idaho until Tuesday afternoon. Had fun along the way.

Probably 8.5 direct.

When I decided to go home, it was evening in Los Angeles. I was at my own table for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-22-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By DanH
Yes. Photo is Garden Valley Rwy 28, looking...

Yes. Photo is Garden Valley Rwy 28, looking downhill as for departure. Even the patchy places are pretty smooth. The landing zone at the far end is irrigated.

Smiley Creek was ok in the middle,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-22-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,886
Posted By DanH
Teal, do you have a form of inflight manual...

Teal, do you have a form of inflight manual mixture control? How about individual EGT?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-22-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By DanH
Just there week before last, and yeah, we got run...

Just there week before last, and yeah, we got run out early due to forecast incoming weather.

I know we all love Johnson Creek (I did), but I'll highly recommend Garden Valley...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By DanH
Well, it's easy to fix. Yep, it's possible to...

Well, it's easy to fix.

Yep, it's possible to get acceptable cooling even with a bunch of huge leaks. Look at nearly every old GA bird...giant gaps at the front for alternator belts, flap seals...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,886
Posted By DanH
Time out.... Let's return to Teal's Yamaha...

Time out....

Let's return to Teal's Yamaha conversion.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,886
Posted By DanH
Nobody joking here Teal. The RV-7 and the RV-9...

Nobody joking here Teal. The RV-7 and the RV-9 share the same vertical stabilizer and rudder. Our community has already suffered some fatalities due to apparent flutter during known overspeed...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,886
Posted By DanH
Your latest gearbox...

Your latest gearbox Teal?

https://www.skytraxusa.com/

https://www.skytraxusa.com/new-page-1
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 874,735
Posted By DanH
76.88 is probably an empty CG. With 40 gallons...

76.88 is probably an empty CG. With 40 gallons and 180 lbs in the front seat, he will be at 79.14. Good to go.
Forum: Rocket 06-16-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,056
Posted By DanH
Yeah. If I've neglected to say it, Mark is a...

Yeah. If I've neglected to say it, Mark is a class act.

True story. Many moons ago I thought I wanted a Rocket. Called Mark. No kits available, but if I gave him a large deposit he would see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By DanH
2022 Oshkosh RV Social

https://www.danhorton.net/Misc/Beer%20Fairy%20With%20Trumpets.jpg

2022 Oshkosh RV Social

Monday July 25th

1366 WEST WAUKAU AVENUE


Starts When The Airshow Ends (actually, earlier this year, see...
Forum: California 06-13-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By DanH
Thank you everyone, very much. As you might...

Thank you everyone, very much. As you might guess, I'm now in Petaluma with Warren, and we're gonna have a fun day.
More later!
Forum: California 06-12-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By DanH
Any thoughts on Gross, KDVO, at Novato? I'm told...

Any thoughts on Gross, KDVO, at Novato? I'm told Enterprise is nearby.
Forum: California 06-12-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By DanH
Golden Gate

I'm on the west coast with the -8, and tomorrow I would like to visit the Golden Gate bridge. My grandfather was one the New York bridgemen who came west to build it.

So, local advice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,110
Posted By DanH
Two bubbas doing an annual on an airplane named...

Two bubbas doing an annual on an airplane named Tsam.
.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,748
Posted By DanH
Nope. Wrong. The Social is Monday evening, same...

Nope. Wrong.

The Social is Monday evening, same place as the last nine (see the first post in this thread), and there sure as heck ain't no fancy personalized email invitations.

There is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,711
Posted By DanH
Leadville. Bucket list, check.

Leadville. Bucket list, check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 2,816
Posted By DanH
Smile Add weight to the list. I could see the effect...

Add weight to the list.

I could see the effect of density yesterday heading west, Alabama to Colorado. Temperatures aloft rose with elevation, and it slowed a little.

No dyno correction chart...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 2,816
Posted By DanH
I don't, not seriously. Is there a particular...

I don't, not seriously. Is there a particular variable of interest?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 2,816
Posted By DanH
Mine is base and three coats of clear, some of...

Mine is base and three coats of clear, some of which was sanded off, so the rings seem to be filled. Even where not, it's hard to see a bit of white wax on white pearl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 2,816
Posted By DanH
Wax

Here in the south we have pollen season every spring. Every surface, including inside a hangar, tends to collect a layer of green dust. It's long been my habit, correct or not, to quit cleaning the...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-02-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By DanH
K36 also being a primer-surfacer, basically an...

K36 also being a primer-surfacer, basically an upline choice from PPG.

Here's one set of samples from an old peel test in my shop, Evercoat Rage Gold vs West 105 and microballoons on identically...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,233
Posted By DanH
Weight aside, I note many of the installations...

Weight aside, I note many of the installations with an engine driven compressor and a stock cowl have a large hole in the Vans front baffling, for the belt. That's a large loss of deltaP, thus...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By DanH
The illustrated second battery system for IGN#2...

The illustrated second battery system for IGN#2 was in fact added to an already flying airplane when it was converted from Slicks.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-01-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By DanH
Totally different products and purposes. Rage is...

Totally different products and purposes.

Rage is a very popular polyester based body filler for used cars. It is wiped on as a thixotropic solid, most commonly to fill a dent.

PPG JP202 is a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By DanH
What Larry said. G-flex, Hysol, any good...

What Larry said. G-flex, Hysol, any good structural adhesive. Proseal is actually kinda weak in comparison. Roughen the inside of the aluminum skin and remove the gel coat from the tip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,794
Posted By DanH
Yes, make a stop and tank up prior to the arrival...

Yes, make a stop and tank up prior to the arrival procedure. You don't need low fuel mental pressure if stuck in a hold, and on the ground you'll have better things to do.

Reminder to all...Rwy 27...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By DanH
Even better, don't power an ignition via the main...

Even better, don't power an ignition via the main bus. Wire it battery direct.



Agree. Power draw is very small, as Mike illustrates. The EDIS-based system on my 4-cyl only pulls 1.08 amp at...
Forum: RV-4 05-29-2022, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,574
Posted By DanH
Lube for the fuel valve spindle, and fuel cap...

Lube for the fuel valve spindle, and fuel cap o-rings:

Krytox GPL-205

https://www.amazon.com/Chemours-D124.../dp/B073Y4557Y
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By DanH
Most folks choose based on personal preference...

Most folks choose based on personal preference for style, which is fine.

On the practical side, I've seen no measurements which suggest the alternates offer better cooling or speed performance. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,205
Posted By DanH
As it happens, just last week I spoke to a...

As it happens, just last week I spoke to a Lycoming contact regarding the no-graphite prohibition in SI 1042AH. Can't share details (management likes everything vetted via official channels), but I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,205
Posted By DanH
Expensive too. Ever tried to check a weasel's...

Expensive too. Ever tried to check a weasel's virginity?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,205
Posted By DanH
Tell it to Mickey, not me. I like weasel grease...

Tell it to Mickey, not me. I like weasel grease on my IKH27's ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,639
Posted By DanH
That ain't right. What Paul said.

That ain't right.

What Paul said.
Forum: RV-10 05-26-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By DanH
No bypass in an engine driven diaphragm...

No bypass in an engine driven diaphragm pump.



In general, Bendix style systems specify pressure between 20 and 50 psig, and will operate from 15 to 80.

Here's a little song I wrote
You might...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,639
Posted By DanH
I'm sure you realize some see the "issue" as a...

I'm sure you realize some see the "issue" as a desirable last chance stall warning. Mine exhibits a nice shudder about Vs plus 1. Me like.

(Warning, incoming WAG) Addressing the before vs after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,205
Posted By DanH
It's a good point Mickey. As usual, there can be...

It's a good point Mickey. As usual, there can be conflicting information. This from the OP's Lightspeed manual:

• Install adaptors in cylinder head using the supplied copper washer. Torque to 35...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,205
Posted By DanH
Use a copper-based anti-seize. See Lycoming...

Use a copper-based anti-seize. See Lycoming Service Instruction 1042AH.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By DanH
Excuse me...GV or MX, different device...

Excuse me...GV or MX, different device configurations.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By DanH
Tell us noobs about dual coil contactors. How do...

Tell us noobs about dual coil contactors. How do they work? One to move and one to hold?

Don't see an "MA", but Walt's "S" is listed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By DanH
Technically, you don't even need the fuselage. ...

Technically, you don't even need the fuselage. The photo is an -8 gear, easy to jig. A -7 would require jigging the motor mount, but it would be just as easy, primarily two uprights clamped to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By DanH
Ya'll think about where you countersink...

Ya'll think about where you countersink glass/epoxy. Flush screws are beautiful in the right place, but the holes wear poorly if vibrated or loaded in shear, a matter of bearing strength. Long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By DanH
Very cool! Congratulations. You earned it.

Very cool!

Congratulations. You earned it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,364
Posted By DanH
Yep. I was finishing my -8 when the markets were...

Yep.

I was finishing my -8 when the markets were tanked circa 2008~2010. If I had taken that $100K and bought in, I'd have an extra $500K today, but lost a million worth of friends.



Ha! See...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-20-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,252
Posted By DanH
Not familiar. Looks like some kind of plastic...

Not familiar. Looks like some kind of plastic foam. Bad bet.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,252
Posted By DanH
See post #8.

See post #8.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,051
Posted By DanH
What Sam said. Take it up with JB, and report...

What Sam said. Take it up with JB, and report back.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,252
Posted By DanH
Absolutely. That said, building in a fire...

Absolutely.

That said, building in a fire transfer mechanism can easily result in loss of control well before a shutdown is effective. Again consider the Dallman accident. The survivor reported...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,252
Posted By DanH
If it's a gray fiber, chances are it is...

If it's a gray fiber, chances are it is Thermozite Plus, made from "Eco-fi™ polyester fiber...specifically, 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. It was sold by a popular RV upholstery vendor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By DanH
Both sets of photos show the failed rivets...

Both sets of photos show the failed rivets closest to the prop bolt mount points.

Might want to check torque on the 0.375" prop bolts. They seem to settle in and lose preload after some run...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,252
Posted By DanH
Bare stainless is safest. No paint, no glue, and...

Bare stainless is safest. No paint, no glue, and darn sure no rubber.

Temperature on the cabin side varies with thickness and type of insulation on the forward side, exposure time, and of course...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,252
Posted By DanH
I'm telling you no bueno, for sure. And remove...

I'm telling you no bueno, for sure. And remove the glue too. No paint either.

The firewall standard is 2000F over a 5" x 5" area. So imagine a 25 sq in patch glowing like the broiler element in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,252
Posted By DanH
Brian, the black soundproofing foam may be fine...

Brian, the black soundproofing foam may be fine on a cabin side ("meets FAR 25.853a Appendix F, Pt1"), but I sure hope you're not placing closed cell nitrile foam in contact with a firewall.

FAR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By DanH
Look back to NACA papers in the golden age of...

Look back to NACA papers in the golden age of aircraft piston engine development, and you'll find this nugget...cooling demand is proportional to mass flow.

Since the engine is a fixed displacement...
Forum: RV-4 05-15-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By DanH
First make sure there is no mechanical contact...

First make sure there is no mechanical contact anywhere which could transfer engine vibration to the airframe. For example, if one of the baffle walls is too tall and contacts the cowl, it can...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-15-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By DanH
Right. If the boost pump will reliably prime and...

Right. If the boost pump will reliably prime and make pressure (which is typically measured downstream of the engine driven pump), you're good.

Ya know, one of the advantages of answering questions...
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