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Forum: Job Board Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By bjdecker
PM Sent.....

PM Sent.....
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By bjdecker
You'll need to open up the tank; there are some...

You'll need to open up the tank; there are some parts (anti-hang up bracket, trap door, etc.) that are different...

Have you reviewed the plans yet? DWG 16A shows this.
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By bjdecker
It voids the warranty :)

It voids the warranty :)
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By bjdecker
It's too big, it's difficult to route,...

It's too big, it's difficult to route, termination on the center conductor tends to break unless done perfectly, and then it will break... :)

RG-400 is intended to be terminated with...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By bjdecker
Where, What, When, How?

A 60A indication is perfectly normal on a system with a LiFePO battery (e.g. Earthx ETX-680, -900) right after starting -- the battery will suck down every bit of 60+ AMPS while it's charging...
A...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By bjdecker
Make something!

While not a slider, my canopy ended up *very snug* (partly due to the deviation from plans), so I added handles that were a little larger than plans and on each side at the rear and to the center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By bjdecker
Out of curiosity, how close to the exhaust valve...

Out of curiosity, how close to the exhaust valve are the probes installed? Are they all the same distance?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By bjdecker
Mounting and Wiring LSE Coils

I am big fan of the Lightspeed Plasma III system. This is the third aircraft I've installed these on, and flown 1000+ hours without issue (...jinx...:))

However, there are certain parts of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,453
Posted By bjdecker
Craig, I like this solution; Well done. B

Craig,

I like this solution; Well done.

B
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By bjdecker
Angry Yes. :mad: I am going to change this out and go...

Yes. :mad:

I am going to change this out and go with a TE/AMP CPC Series 2, 8 pin connector.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-14-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By bjdecker
The dimples all look really good, but a couple of...

The dimples all look really good, but a couple of rivet heads looked like they could catch a fingernail, hence my suggestion.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,785
Posted By bjdecker
...I don't think this is gonna happen....

...I don't think this is gonna happen....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-14-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 565,985
Posted By bjdecker
Naked...and not afraid...

Before paint at EVOKE
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-14-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By bjdecker
Nice work Jason. After dimpling, use the one...

Nice work Jason.

After dimpling, use the one hole de-burr tool and give the dimple one or two turns -- compare how the rivet sits.

Keep it up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By bjdecker
...TLAR...

RV-7 with Constant Speed Prop and Angle valve IO-360...

I leave everything forward** until I reach cruise altitude, I then reduce RPM as desired, then adjust mixture for LOP -60° (e.g. if peak EGT...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-13-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By bjdecker
...How are you going to rivet the (front) spar?

...How are you going to rivet the (front) spar?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By bjdecker
This is just me, but I found the toggle switches...

This is just me, but I found the toggle switches to be more prone to inadvertent operation due to their profile. I suppose you can buy the U shaped guards or similar, but that requires more real...
Forum: COMM 05-12-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By bjdecker
Cool! Very glad to see you on the forums! The...

Cool! Very glad to see you on the forums!

The Archer antenna, and similar design from the Aerolectric Connection, is a Gamma-match Yagi (the driven element is DC isolated from array, but couples...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-12-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,516
Posted By bjdecker
Check fit...

You might find that the upper left corner of the G3X interferes with the glare shield structure.

Consider extending the lower edge of the panel by an inch or so, and rivet on a piece of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By bjdecker
Check your trim indicator wiring (wh/bl, wh/gr,...

Check your trim indicator wiring (wh/bl, wh/gr, wh/or wires)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By bjdecker
I have a different engine in my -7 (IO-360-A1B6),...

I have a different engine in my -7 (IO-360-A1B6), but the same propellor. It seems to "like" 2500 RPM for higher power and airspeeds.

I've also found that 2100RPM is smooth and quiet, albeit much...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-10-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By bjdecker
I don't understand.

I don't understand.
Forum: COMM 05-10-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By bjdecker
True dat(!)

True dat(!)
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,536
Posted By bjdecker
F-7115A FUEL PUMP BRACKET...

F-7115A FUEL PUMP BRACKET $21.75
F-7115B-L FUEL PUMP SIDE COVER ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,199
Posted By bjdecker
See Carl's comment -- (not about...

See Carl's comment -- (not about belt/suspenders); where's the (-) terminal on your battery connected?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,199
Posted By bjdecker
Yes, provided that 100% of the 2GA wire lug is in...

Yes, provided that 100% of the 2GA wire lug is in contact with the firewall, or that metal strap...

See green circle...Can you drill out this rivet and put an AN4 or AN5 bolt in there?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By bjdecker
Tell us a bit more about the control architecture...

Tell us a bit more about the control architecture -- e.g. VPX or G3X/GAD27 driving the flap motor? Does the flap motor make noise then stop? Is there an indication of overload (blown CB, flashing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-10-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By bjdecker
Thanks for the factoid... The OP has an RV-6A,...

Thanks for the factoid...

The OP has an RV-6A, and I *think* he was referring to the 4 AN365-428A nuts that hold the U-403-PC to the U-810-L/R.

Scott was referring to the 3 bushings that stand-off...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-10-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By bjdecker
Scott, Thanks for the heads up; just to confirm...

Scott,

Thanks for the heads up; just to confirm we're all thinking about the same thing, I've attached a screen-grab of the plans -- you're referring to U-408, correct??

Thanks tons!

B
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,886
Posted By bjdecker
25° for 8.5:1 Lyc.s, 20° for 8.7:1...And Yes, and...

25° for 8.5:1 Lyc.s, 20° for 8.7:1...And Yes, and Yes.

My engine is an IO-360-A1B6 (200HP, 20BTDC, Angle Valve). I initially installed Dual Lightspeed Engineering Plasma III with timing ring...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,199
Posted By bjdecker
Yup, that's one of them...

Yup, that's one of them...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By bjdecker
"Condition Lever" and you can make Turbine...

"Condition Lever"

and you can make Turbine sounds ...

"tick tick tick tick tick, whooooooooooosh."

:)
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,423
Posted By bjdecker
In [omniscient/omnipotent/omnipresent being] we...

In [omniscient/omnipotent/omnipresent being] we trust...all others bring data.
Forum: COMM 05-10-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By bjdecker
+1 On the Archer wingtip. One small thing to...

+1 On the Archer wingtip.

One small thing to note however, If you fly an ILS/LOC approach using the GTN -> autopilot, your aircraft will be offset left or right of the radio course centerline,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-10-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,162
Posted By bjdecker
On an aluminum aircraft? Likely nothing at all...

On an aluminum aircraft? Likely nothing at all -- perhaps a slight disturbance to the compass &/or magnetometer as the magnetic flux density changes during the stroke...

Again, on an aluminum...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By bjdecker
details...

We should include a bit more detail around parameters affecting GSU 25 installation and serviceability -- the type of aircraft, panel/canopy configuration, instead of broad generalizations wrapped...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By bjdecker
Hmmm... What kind of problems?

Hmmm...

What kind of problems?
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,676
Posted By bjdecker
I'm not saying this is your problem...but; A...

I'm not saying this is your problem...but;

A friend of mine building a -14A recently installed his IO-390 and propellor governor and he asked me to look at it.

I noticed that he inadvertently left...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 806
Posted By bjdecker
As big as you can fit into your...

As big as you can fit into your garage...

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/ingersoll-rand-80-gallon-5-hp-reciprocating-air-compressor


^^^ This ^^^
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,477
Posted By bjdecker
There's a lot of information missing from the...

There's a lot of information missing from the OP's description of events.

However, as others have said, accurately, [applying full power by smoothly pushing the throttle forward] *without* a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By bjdecker
That's a good question, personally I never tried...

That's a good question, personally I never tried it on the G3X; I've just used the OBS setting on the GTN 650xi since that is the navigation "source" for the autopilot (in my setup..)

Will have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By bjdecker
Location...Location...Location

Not to be contrarian -- oh who am I kidding...

I put mine on the back of the GDU 460; Vibration survey passed at all engine RPM from 1000 to 2700, go figure.

Easy access too..

Sort of like telling...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By bjdecker
Hmmm...

Attached pic.

Maybe replace the 4 AN960 washers with a single 1/4" (.275") spacer that has a nice "cup" machined into the outside face...

What am I missing here?
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By bjdecker
Looks like the ES-00184 is installed between the...

Looks like the ES-00184 is installed between the strobe power wire (Yellow) and gnd (airframe)

Attached schematic (OP-55)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By bjdecker
....and

Also check the screen at the FI servo inlet...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,320
Posted By bjdecker
I can't wait to try it out. Airplane is down for...

I can't wait to try it out. Airplane is down for painting for a while...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By bjdecker
Cardan in Red Bluff,...

Cardan in Red Bluff, CA

https://www.cardanaircraftpainting.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By bjdecker
My setup...

Dual G3X Touch 10" screens (PFD & MFD) and GTN 650xi.
With this setup, I have all the flight planning, fuel planning, navigation data, weather, traffic, etc. that I can possibly digest...

I did...
Forum: COMM 05-04-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By bjdecker
Another option...

Take a look at the GMA 245. It doesn't have a marker beacon receiver, but has nice audio controls, 3D processing, etc. and it integrates nicely with the G3X via CANBUS and gives you Audio panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By bjdecker
Too big how? Too long or too wide, or both?

Too big how? Too long or too wide, or both?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By bjdecker
Wire it the Van's way. This option keeps the...

Wire it the Van's way. This option keeps the starter from being "hung" after the engine is started. Why? The current from the "I" terminal is used to energize the starter solenoid instead of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By bjdecker
TE CPC Series 2...Uses D20 (D-sub) Pins &...

TE CPC Series 2...Uses D20 (D-sub) Pins & Sockets.

https://www.mouser.com/pdfdocs/CPC-Catalog.pdf
Forum: Fiberglass 05-04-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,963
Posted By bjdecker
You'll be fine with a SW8406R fed by a 3" to 4"...

You'll be fine with a SW8406R fed by a 3" to 4" duct.

The M1B doesn't have piston oil squirts so it doesn't put a ton of heat into the oil like the A1B6 does.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By bjdecker
Correct; three sections/pieces.

Correct; three sections/pieces.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By bjdecker
Stiffeners...

See attached...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,547
Posted By bjdecker
Larry, The hose placement in DWG 46A is for an...

Larry,

The hose placement in DWG 46A is for an O-320/360 engine and not the IO-360-B (or M) that you have. OP-32 is for the IO-360-A1B6 which is closer to the -B (or M).

What you had at 150° or...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By bjdecker
Which model #?

Which model #?
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By bjdecker
Ooops...

I'll admit a mistake...

The antenna location in the tail of the RV-14 in F-01479 is for a UAT device (978MHz).

If you are planning on a Garmin GTX 330ES, 23ES, 345(D), 45R, GNX 375, etc. or similar...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-02-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By bjdecker
The aural part of the alerts are configurable --...

The aural part of the alerts are configurable -- RED+Alert, YELLOW+Alert. You can set this to whatever value you like.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-02-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By bjdecker
I think you meant GMC here, and that's also not...

I think you meant GMC here, and that's also not entirely correct.

I have a Dual G3X Touch with the older GMC 307 AP controller head. The TOGA is wired to a GP input on GEA24 & GTN 650Xi (DPST...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By bjdecker
Do you mean Antenna? If so, yes, on the belly...

Do you mean Antenna? If so, yes, on the belly toward the aft end of the aircraft.

Have a look at the Delta Pop Ultra Low Drag version...it's quite...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By bjdecker
:) no...Just a list of possibilities. I am...

:) no...Just a list of possibilities.

I am boring, just PTT, AP DISC/CWS, TRIMS...
Forum: California 05-01-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By bjdecker
Try the Buffalo or Bison burgers...

Try the Buffalo or Bison burgers...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By bjdecker
I drilled a 3/8" hole about 2" above the bottom...

I drilled a 3/8" hole about 2" above the bottom of the stick, installed a grommet, then routed the wires out the hole to an adel clamp creating a service loop of sorts that doesn't drag, flop around,...
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