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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,864
Posted By 444TX
I have had and still have airplane...

I have had and still have airplane partnerships.

My first was a 50/50 with my neighbor on his V35 Bonanza. He would think about selling every time the stock market went dow, so we waited and bought...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-26-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By 444TX
Angry Without detailed circuit architecture it is...

Without detailed circuit architecture it is impossible to offer real help. There are just too many variables.

I believe you have a high resistance connection somewhere. Likely where your busses,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By 444TX
Blache We need some info before being able to...

Blache

We need some info before being able to help.

-Engine time in this aircraft? Is this something new? Is the engine being broken in?
-CHT on all other cylinders?
-Power settings, airspeed,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,171
Posted By 444TX
There is an RV8 pilot on here that flies hard IFR...

There is an RV8 pilot on here that flies hard IFR with vacuum gyros, 430, CDI and no auto pilot. Iím always impressed.

It can be done. I can do without the autopilot when practicing and have done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,802
Posted By 444TX
Vic, Thanks for your kindness in offering the...

Vic,

Thanks for your kindness in offering the additional "chapter on jamb nuts" information to a $126.58 book, up for sale less than two weeks.

Please send the additional information, I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,802
Posted By 444TX
Vic I ordered your print book on the 18th, after...

Vic

I ordered your print book on the 18th, after an August 10th introduction. Now I find out, on this thread, that there is an addition chapter on "jamb nuts" that needs to be requested by print...
Forum: Oregon 08-21-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,009
Posted By 444TX
Be sure and tour the Spruce Goose and pay the...

Be sure and tour the Spruce Goose and pay the extra to sit in the pilots seat. The perspective is worth every penny.

We were up there in the RV several years ago while it was 100+ degrees in...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-19-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,912
Posted By 444TX
Will the next post be about the rattlesnakes at...

Will the next post be about the rattlesnakes at Moose Creek?

Both times camping there we happened upon rattlers while hiking. Not ferocious, but will definitely get your attention.


George
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,043
Posted By 444TX
Drawings

Does anyone have a set of drawings they can provide or provide a link to.

GM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By 444TX
I have Paul's pedals on my 8 and would highly...

I have Paul's pedals on my 8 and would highly recommend them

They took awhile to receive, even three years ago, but worth the wait if they show up.

GM
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,610
Posted By 444TX
For engine break in I would recommend climbing to...

For engine break in I would recommend climbing to where you reach 25 inches, full throttle, manifold pressure (5000 to 5500 feet), then pull RPM back to 2500-2600 (watch if any RPM prop restrictions)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-24-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By 444TX
Impressed that you were able to smartly...

Impressed that you were able to smartly troubleshoot the problem in the field. Many would have been struck. Impressive job.

What is the boiling point of the fuel you are using. How is it effected by...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,555
Posted By 444TX
I had rudder rod ends frozen on my 8. The ball...

I had rudder rod ends frozen on my 8. The ball was frozen in the heim and the bolt frozen in the ball. Had to saw the ends in half to get the rudder off the plane and grind off the head and nut to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By 444TX
When found can we have a copy? GM

When found can we have a copy?

GM
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-19-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By 444TX
Check for proper belt breakaway torque, at the...

Check for proper belt breakaway torque, at the pulley, for proper belt tension. The new belt spec is 11-13 ft/lb and the used belt spec is 7-9 ft/lb. Also, closely look at the belt for wear that...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,464
Posted By 444TX
Let me be more clear. I do not start my aircraft,...

Let me be more clear. I do not start my aircraft, even for a ground run with the cowl off and tail strapped down, without my lap and shoulder belts on. Ever. I do not need the FAR's to know better....
Forum: Safety 09-30-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,464
Posted By 444TX
That sure sounds scary. Have heard stories of...

That sure sounds scary. Have heard stories of WW11 trainees almost falling out of Stearmans; may have happened.

I do not even taxi without lap and shoulder belts on.

GM
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-22-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,804
Posted By 444TX
Steve, You say the 355 can receive and display...

Steve,

You say the 355 can receive and display the data, but can it control the remote transponder functions?

George Meketa
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,524
Posted By 444TX
Glen, It would be interesting to know what the...

Glen,

It would be interesting to know what the indicated voltage was when the overvoltage was alarming. Also what is your overvoltage point in the warning settings.

Now the big question. Did the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,852
Posted By 444TX
Subject change. I have a later model wide deck...

Subject change.

I have a later model wide deck case which was factory machined as a narrow deck. For a few years Lycoming furnished replacement wide deck castings for older engines that were...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,058
Posted By 444TX
My reply was about a backup fuel system that is...

My reply was about a backup fuel system that is used by Anders if the EFI goes down in his plane. While a simple system, it is not so simple to design and use.

I still strongly believe that if you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,058
Posted By 444TX
This backup system is not new or innovative....

This backup system is not new or innovative. Similar systems were installed on Cessna 185s used for missionary work. I had read about it years ago, but recently have not been able to find any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,058
Posted By 444TX
We have a new problem that must be worked out and...

We have a new problem that must be worked out and solved. The new system to be designed and perfected, as well as possible, is the "Engine Bus".

Many here desiring to install electronic fuel...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-14-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By 444TX
A 20 gauge wire, 4 feet long, can handle 10 amps...

A 20 gauge wire, 4 feet long, can handle 10 amps continuous current, in free air. So, the wires from the flap motor are fine at the 10 amp protection devise rating.

An 18 gauge wire, 7 feet long,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,426
Posted By 444TX
It would be interesting to know where the...

It would be interesting to know where the different canopies are cracking. Rivets, screws, Sikaflex, other etc. We know of the cracks from screw/rivet holes, but is there a trend with the area of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,563
Posted By 444TX
If the vertical is on your OK. If not, be sure...

If the vertical is on your OK. If not, be sure and install bolts through the rear bulkhead and tail spring weldment. You will likely bend the rear bulkhead when being shipped if left unsecured.

GM
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,248
Posted By 444TX
Buy a can of Zip Chem Aero-Lube D-4261NS from Sky...

Buy a can of Zip Chem Aero-Lube D-4261NS from Sky Geek. It meets MIL-PRF-7870C which is used and recommended by several major aircraft manufacturers for general lubrication. One can will last for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,348
Posted By 444TX
I see no problem lightly back chasing the plug...

I see no problem lightly back chasing the plug threads. You have control with the amount of engagement and it is not a tap. Use common sense and keep it lubed. If no luck then move on.

I have a 14mm...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,402
Posted By 444TX
I have seen the Hitachi IR alternators not shut...

I have seen the Hitachi IR alternators not shut off once excited. They only shut off by opening the "B" lead or shutting off the engine. A must check item.

GM
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-30-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,452
Posted By 444TX
In the past cube type relays often had NC...

In the past cube type relays often had NC de-ratings printed on the body. Not much anymore, but I do have a Potter Brumfield (T9AP5D52-12) panel mounted relay in front of me with a 10 amp NC / 20 amp...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-30-2018, 01:21 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,452
Posted By 444TX
Ross and group I work on cars from near new to...

Ross and group

I work on cars from near new to very old age, just out of warranty to worn out. We have replaced relays with as little as 40,000 miles and I personally have cars with 400,000 miles...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,452
Posted By 444TX
My auto background is longer than I want to...

My auto background is longer than I want to admit. I have managed a shop for 30 years and have owned my shop for 20 (I?m 53). Management is wearing all the hats, including working on the floor doing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 43,452
Posted By 444TX
I have been following this thread since the...

I have been following this thread since the beginning and was waiting for the obvious to filter out, but new ideas keep coming and a few older ones will not die. It is amazing how the thread has kept...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,509
Posted By 444TX
Dan I realize this may not fully answer your...

Dan

I realize this may not fully answer your question. There can be no standard line size with all the system variables in play.

Good info in case of a future search on fuel system design....
Forum: Autopilots 05-02-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By 444TX
The Sorcerer can be finicky on RNAV approaches....

The Sorcerer can be finicky on RNAV approaches. If flying in GPSS mode hit the GPSS button again after the last level-off and a couple of miles outside the FAF. Use the GPSS button like an Approach...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,518
Posted By 444TX
Rob Send me a private message with your email...

Rob

Send me a private message with your email and I will send a wire sizing graph that has additional lines for wires in a bundle, free air and max 2 minute load.

Thanks for reposting your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,518
Posted By 444TX
Lightbulb I will attempt to explain 2. When designing an...

I will attempt to explain

2. When designing an electrical system one normally uses manufacturer supplied specs to provide the necessary data required to make informed choices. In choosing the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,518
Posted By 444TX
Nice diagram and load charts. I have been...

Nice diagram and load charts.

I have been watching your system design progress and most of the problems I had seen have been addressed. I have a few ideas, not that they must be followed.

1. SD-8...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-30-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By 444TX
The plane had dual P-Mags and kept running while...

The plane had dual P-Mags and kept running while in the air, despite a nasty high voltage event. Does this mean they should be trusted? Not by me.

The thread I mentioned was shut down after my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-29-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,726
Posted By 444TX
There was a major overvoltage event, with P-Mags,...

There was a major overvoltage event, with P-Mags, thread here in the past. The P-mag electronics were dead, but the mags kept running.

George Meketa
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,951
Posted By 444TX
The Rans trim wheel drives a single push/pull...

The Rans trim wheel drives a single push/pull cable, not pulleys and cable. Again, think it is worth a closer look.

George Meketa
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,135
Posted By 444TX
While I do not have as much different RV time as...

While I do not have as much different RV time as Paul, I have flown more than a few and agree to look at the aileron shape. My 8 has firm aileron stick forces with flat control surfaces. Several...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-04-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,951
Posted By 444TX
Rans aircraft builds a nice manual trim wheel...

Rans aircraft builds a nice manual trim wheel that could be easily adapted to an RV. Have had this in mind for more than 15 years.

Search: Rans S6 trim wheel.

Would call them directly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,167
Posted By 444TX
RV8. Proseal and screws. 15 years, 1500 hours,...

RV8. Proseal and screws. 15 years, 1500 hours, -20 F. to 110 F. NO CRACKS
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,050
Posted By 444TX
Here we...

Here we...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,050
Posted By 444TX
Dan H Are you are speculating, maybe correctly,...

Dan H

Are you are speculating, maybe correctly, but still speculating on the internal disconnect? What testing has been done to prove this? There is a failure mode here that the manufacturers...
Forum: Safety 10-13-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,050
Posted By 444TX
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I do not agree. Maybe the battery went open first, for some as of yet unknown reason, then the non-high...
Forum: Safety 10-13-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,050
Posted By 444TX
Here we go again. I have been tempted to open a...

Here we go again.

I have been tempted to open a new thread with a discussion concerning the great risks builders are taking with their lack of failure resistant design. The verbal beatings that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By 444TX
I have the Lycon 0-ring mod on my case and would...

I have the Lycon 0-ring mod on my case and would do it again.

Have seen many case leaks on Lycomings, especially 200 horse and modified performance engines. The more horse power the higher chance...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,513
Posted By 444TX
Grounds are one of the most overlooked items when...

Grounds are one of the most overlooked items when troubleshooting any electrical problem, with most mechanics having no idea how to properly test the circuit using the voltage drop method.

We had...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-15-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,271
Posted By 444TX
I have 2500+ taildragger hours and in the RV8...

I have 2500+ taildragger hours and in the RV8 feel very comfortable (watchfull but routine) with up to 15 direct crosswind. I will fly 15-20 gusting up to 25 routinely, but feel it should be handled...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-07-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,831
Posted By 444TX
Carl or Dan, Can one please put up link of...

Carl or Dan,

Can one please put up link of Carl's diagram. I have a collection and am always looking at different ways of doing things. Am sure others would also be interested.

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 35,697
Posted By 444TX
Nice work with lots of planning. There may be a...

Nice work with lots of planning. There may be a few gotchas though.

1. BATTERY BUS (SWITCHED). If you are forced to shut of the master in flight you have no power to the bus and lose fuel pump and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,091
Posted By 444TX
1. Board sets dues at November board meeting....

1. Board sets dues at November board meeting. Notice sent out to members before December 1.
2.NO
3.-No limit on home lots
-max 10% dues increase on hangar lots without 2/3 hangar vote
-special...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2017, 12:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,420
Posted By 444TX
I was going to write a long post, but have...

I was going to write a long post, but have decided not to. There are so many problems with this failure scenario and the resulting chain of events that I could use ten pages and get flamed for a...
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,506
Posted By 444TX
This ADSB is good stuff. We have a Garmin 345,...

This ADSB is good stuff.

We have a Garmin 345, 650, 530, 510, foreflight combo in our Bonanza. Made a 100+NM lunch trip yesterday and on both legs had crossing traffic at our altitude (6500/7500). ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,512
Posted By 444TX
Christian I have an 8 30 minutes driving time...

Christian

I have an 8 30 minutes driving time from San Antonio and will be home on the 31st and 1st. Can meet up if you want and fly if the weather is agreeable. Can possibly set up sitting in a...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,154
Posted By 444TX
Another story, from personal experience. Several...

Another story, from personal experience.

Several years ago I tying to isolate an intermittent performance problem on my 8. After a flight with the engine very warm I pulled the prop thru to feel the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,165
Posted By 444TX
Is the inner door skin installed? If it is remove...

Is the inner door skin installed? If it is remove it.

Install and adjust the latch hardware to pull the door tight when latched.

Crawl inside with the baggage floor and pedals removed and pop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 33,039
Posted By 444TX
Steering

I have used the stock chains, rocket link and the tail lynx over the past 14 years.

The stock chains work well and are inexpensive. The attach clips are the weak link and can be troublesome. They...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,727
Posted By 444TX
There are many ways to land an RV8 with different...

There are many ways to land an RV8 with different techniques needed for different conditions. Short field, soft field, crosswind, IFR approach, night time, etc. are not flown the same. With 1500+ RV8...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-15-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,749
Posted By 444TX
I have a set of low time Lazar mags off an Angle...

I have a set of low time Lazar mags off an Angle valve IO360 for sale if interested. Control box was bad.

George Meketa
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,914
Posted By 444TX
That is probably where they hung the part to coat...

That is probably where they hung the part to coat it.

Deburr, clean, treat, prime and touch up as needed.
George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,261
Posted By 444TX
Impressive, an engineer and an english major....

Impressive, an engineer and an english major.

Sorry for wasting everyones time.

George Meketa
Rv8, Flying
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