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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Toobuilder
Big box stores, all the typical industrial supply...

Big box stores, all the typical industrial supply houses (grainger, MSC, uline, mc master Carr).
Forum: Propellers 09-15-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By Toobuilder
Right. In theory, "perfect" setting of the low...

Right. In theory, "perfect" setting of the low pitch stop will allow YOUR engine to turn 2700 RPM static at SL, standard conditions. ANY forward motion/relative wind would see the governor pull the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,392
Posted By Toobuilder
Geeeez... You're right. How did I miss that? ...

Geeeez... You're right. How did I miss that?

This old age thing really sucks!



NGK B8ES... I know some are getting away with it, but I was punished immediately with misfiring, crazy EGT's and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,392
Posted By Toobuilder
I read every one of these 14 vs 18 mm plug...

I read every one of these 14 vs 18 mm plug threads and I've yet to find reference to an 18mm plug with a resistor. Does one exist?

I was bitten pretty hard when NGK non resistor plugs scrambled the...
Forum: California 09-05-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,013
Posted By Toobuilder
Harris Ranch doesn't even require that you fly in...

Harris Ranch doesn't even require that you fly in for the discount - just ask at checkout and show your license. I think even an AOPA card will do it.

I'm taking my boss there next Saturday. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,924
Posted By Toobuilder
Im using 1/8 OD (yes, same as fuel injector...

Im using 1/8 OD (yes, same as fuel injector lines) for brakes on the Rocket. This uses the cone compression fittings to seal and so far has been flawless. Ill bet a 90 degree compression fitting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By Toobuilder
Now that you have been provided pictures of the...

Now that you have been provided pictures of the viscosity valve location, have you been able to determine if your engine has those provisions? If it does have those provisions, do you intend to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By Toobuilder
Throw a viscosity valve in there and see what...

Throw a viscosity valve in there and see what happens. Just leave the vernatherm installed.

Since my change, I cant get the oil warm enough. I used to cruise at 220, now I have a hard time...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,012
Posted By Toobuilder
https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=2107&d=1599436397

If you are starting over, let me offer the above as a "simple" alternative.

Plenum top is .016 aluminum sheet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-20-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,012
Posted By Toobuilder
For the inlets shown above, I have switched to...

For the inlets shown above, I have switched to flat wrap card stock as an in place mold. The geometry for a "circle to square adapter" is quite simple (many aircraft fuselages are based on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-18-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Toobuilder
Many long and detailed threads on this exact...

Many long and detailed threads on this exact subject. A quick search will provide hours of entertainment.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,723
Posted By Toobuilder
The isolators on the 540 are pretty easy to do,...

The isolators on the 540 are pretty easy to do, and assuming you can get to the hardware, should not need to disconnect anything. Do the top or bottom in pairs using a hoist or jack to support the...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,471
Posted By Toobuilder
Funny, I know several very successful RV drivers...

Funny, I know several very successful RV drivers who have tweaked and eeked to maximum efficiency and performance who simply dont post anything anymore. The nearly universal reason: because they are...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By Toobuilder
Just about every nylock nut I see in my shop...

Just about every nylock nut I see in my shop automatically goes in the trash whether new or not. I use the MS21042's on almost everything.
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By Toobuilder
I "want" the 15 to be a faster, easier to build...

I "want" the 15 to be a faster, easier to build Rocket...

But thats irrelevant. The 15 is whatever it is.
Forum: Rocket 08-10-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,072
Posted By Toobuilder
Yes. There's a long wing, big fuel Rocket that...

Yes. There's a long wing, big fuel Rocket that terrorizes the Idaho backcountry and embarrasses plenty of Husky drivers with the -10 wheelpants and big tires installed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By Toobuilder
Lots and lots of RV-8 cross country in painted...

Lots and lots of RV-8 cross country in painted footwells. When 2 up, my wifes feet go there. When solo, water bottles and other "stuff". Never even considered carpet or anything else. In the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Toobuilder
You could also register it as a "Davis Special"...

You could also register it as a "Davis Special" SN #001 if you want. Might help you with the tax man down the road. I sure wish my Rocket was like this... Would help in taxes AND insurance. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By Toobuilder
How "vintage" is your Mooney? (Former 1958 M-20A...

How "vintage" is your Mooney? (Former 1958 M-20A woodwing owner)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Toobuilder
The other option is to fly liability only until...

The other option is to fly liability only until you build "acceptable" TW competency. Generally, a liablity policy is fairly insensitive to endorsements and time. My first airplane was a squirelly,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Toobuilder
Technically, if you have no tailwheel time today,...

Technically, if you have no tailwheel time today, your insurance company is going to assume that you are not qualified to fly a tailwheel airplane. You will be considered (and understandably so) a...
Forum: Propellers 08-04-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,436
Posted By Toobuilder
Be very careful with something metallic like a...

Be very careful with something metallic like a screwdriver. The crank has some pretty tight damage limits in this area. a nonmetallic scraper and solvent is your best bet.
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,622
Posted By Toobuilder
Flew a back to back with my Rocket and a buddy's...

Flew a back to back with my Rocket and a buddy's F-1 looking for this exact comparison. My 2 blade BA made more thrust at 2700 than his 3 blade MT. At approximately the same weight, I accelerated...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,825
Posted By Toobuilder
I did the same modification using the same...

I did the same modification using the same Kitplanes article and I have a few thoughts

First, the graphic which shows the solder nub you need to attach to is wrong. The red circle is indicating the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,639
Posted By Toobuilder
Couple of thoughts on the fiberglass repair. ...

Couple of thoughts on the fiberglass repair. Yes, its going to take a bit of grinding to create bevel around the hole to scarf in new glass. This is NOT hard. I'd clean up the inside of the cowl...
Forum: Reviews 07-09-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By Toobuilder
I ordered some random parts to fix my smashed...

I ordered some random parts to fix my smashed elevator and also fuel tank parts about a week ago and had them on my door in 5 days. Ordered some more stuff 2 days ago - we'll see how fast they show...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By Toobuilder
Slick. Thanks for posting this. Its now filed...

Slick. Thanks for posting this. Its now filed away in my brain for use in the future.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-03-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By Toobuilder
Not sure what is meant by "traced" the fuel...

Not sure what is meant by "traced" the fuel components... Did you simply verify they were installed correctly or did you crack them open and note fuel flow?

But to foot stomp Larry's suggestion,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Toobuilder
I bought an "RV-7" cowl from a -7 builder some...

I bought an "RV-7" cowl from a -7 builder some years ago and it was in fact a RV-6 part number delivered with his -7 kit. I'll dig it out of the loft if you dont get a quicker response. But unless...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Toobuilder
I tried various silicone options for some time...

I tried various silicone options for some time and the "correct" torque is the hardest thing to achieve and maintain. It depends on the durometer of the material, and frankly, most of it is so soft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,810
Posted By Toobuilder
53 years old, PPSEL, 1200 TT, 1000 TW, 400 in...

53 years old, PPSEL, 1200 TT, 1000 TW, 400 in Type, Rocket, Liability only, $606.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-08-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By Toobuilder
Indeed. I could not find a used plunger from any...

Indeed. I could not find a used plunger from any of my junk sources so popped for brand new from Spruce. But the spring.... No way was I going to spend $40 bucks on a 50 cent spring... That one I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-08-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By Toobuilder
Please see post #6. Plunger is about $25 from...

Please see post #6. Plunger is about $25 from Spruce; spring is insane ($40). I have the dimensions of the Lycoming spring if you want to shop at the local hardware store for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By Toobuilder
I think that if you want to eliminate the...

I think that if you want to eliminate the vernatherm operation and/or seat condition as a variable, the easy thing to do is drop in a viscosity valve and spring and go fly. If you have the factory...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,801
Posted By Toobuilder
Installed the viscosity valve (no ball valve yet)...

Installed the viscosity valve (no ball valve yet) and did a good hot weather workout in formation with another Rocket today. Despite me having cooling jets for the pistons (big heat load on the oil)...
Forum: GPS 06-03-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Toobuilder
GTN 650 in my Rocket and I fly in rough air a...

GTN 650 in my Rocket and I fly in rough air a bunch. Have not figured out an effective way to deal with it yet except to wait for the bumps to stop so I can plug in the command. The knobs are still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,556
Posted By Toobuilder
Hand propped every airplane I've owned (except...

Hand propped every airplane I've owned (except the L-39). My Taylorcraft is no electric, so hand prop 100% of the time since 1940.
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,981
Posted By Toobuilder
The trick is to bring the mixture in BEFORE the...

The trick is to bring the mixture in BEFORE the engine dies. There is a natural cycle where the engine fires and is snorting and rough (indicative of super fat, flooded mixture), followed by a clean...
Forum: RV-4 05-23-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 368,359
Posted By Toobuilder
Not speaking for Axel here, but I had to do a...

Not speaking for Axel here, but I had to do a similar thing to clear an errant rocker cover on my Rocket. I cut a hole for clearance and just did a flat wrap of manilla folder stock to provide a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,110
Posted By Toobuilder
I do Vans slip ons or Crow racing shoes for my...

I do Vans slip ons or Crow racing shoes for my flying.
Forum: Propellers 05-10-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,856
Posted By Toobuilder
If you are in forward motion and the prop remains...

If you are in forward motion and the prop remains at 2700, it's still "working". The governor starts throwing oil at the prop within about 20 knots on TO roll and keeps throwing more pitch as the...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,545
Posted By Toobuilder
We are talking about use of maximum power on a go...

We are talking about use of maximum power on a go around to get away from the earth as quickly as possible. How did that get linked to "yanking or jamming" a control?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-09-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,604
Posted By Toobuilder
There is no requirement to add anthing to the...

There is no requirement to add anthing to the panel with SDS. Dont want/need to look at the programmer? Fine, hide it under the panel somewhere. Its about the size of a pack of cigarettes and...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,545
Posted By Toobuilder
I think that is EXACTLY what some people in this...

I think that is EXACTLY what some people in this thread are advocating.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-09-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,604
Posted By Toobuilder
Funny that it took 14 post to actually attempt to...

Funny that it took 14 post to actually attempt to define the "mission" the OP was trying to enhance. Post #17 seems to indicate "reliability" is the focus, so my vote would be SDS CPI - no moving...
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,856
Posted By Toobuilder
Had a buddy with a newly purchased RV-8 and...

Had a buddy with a newly purchased RV-8 and Whirlwind have this happen on his way home after purchase... I told him to do an aborted takeoff to see if the prop goes into range on the roll (RPM sag...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,545
Posted By Toobuilder
JMHO, but a "go around" is by definition an...

JMHO, but a "go around" is by definition an abnormal condition - trained as a borderline emergency procedure. Yes, most are routine, but if one is to "train like you fly and fly like you train",...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,011
Posted By Toobuilder
When I had dual Pmags I simply turned the...

When I had dual Pmags I simply turned the standard key to "start". No sense in making a Shuttle launch out of simply starting an airplane.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-20-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Toobuilder
Did a flight of 2 Rockets to SEZ this last...

Did a flight of 2 Rockets to SEZ this last Christmas and it was a nasty, windy day. Short final saw me (lead) needing a good long blast of full throttle to arrest the sink. Called a warning to #2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By Toobuilder
Ive been flying out of the pit of h€ll for 25...

Ive been flying out of the pit of h€ll for 25 years now - almost exclusively with Bendix FI. I can probably count on one hand the times I could not get it to start on the first try. Just last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,466
Posted By Toobuilder
Started and abandoned projects, glass avionics...

Started and abandoned projects, glass avionics that are 2 or 3 generations old and well cared for "core" engines are the key to an inexpensive RV build. That keeps the thread within the realm of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Toobuilder
I think my $35 Amazon heater pad is Kats, but at...

I think my $35 Amazon heater pad is Kats, but at any rate its adhesive backed and works great. I have them on all my airplanes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Toobuilder
Sounds like a bad float or crud in the...

Sounds like a bad float or crud in the needle/seat in the carb. Pull the FAB and run the pump again. If you see fuel dripping out of the carb, then thats likely it.
Forum: California 04-03-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Toobuilder
Not California anymore, but really good food is...

Not California anymore, but really good food is the airport resturaunt at Sedona (SEZ). REALLY good food - by any standard. And like Harris Ranch, theres a nice hotel within walking distance of the...
Forum: California 04-02-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Toobuilder
The cool thing about Harris Ranch is that it is a...

The cool thing about Harris Ranch is that it is a resort (and a nice one at that), and you can make an overnight out of it.

SZP is also a great destination (not sure of the status of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Toobuilder
10 times the price of the Aviation Products unit...

10 times the price of the Aviation Products unit and saves less than half a pound... Im all for weight savings, but WOW!
Forum: California 04-02-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Toobuilder
Harris Ranch (308)

Harris Ranch (308)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By Toobuilder
Is this a PIREP or just a link redirect? Have...

Is this a PIREP or just a link redirect? Have you seen this product in person?

(Help me find a reason to click the link)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By Toobuilder
Ive used Lord, Barry and VIP on many airplanes...

Ive used Lord, Barry and VIP on many airplanes over the years and Im sticking with VIP.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,169
Posted By Toobuilder
My introduction to MMO was as a result of a Sport...

My introduction to MMO was as a result of a Sport Aviation article about someone buying a surplus Bearcat from long term storage and flying it home. First leg consumed a horrific amount of oil, so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,544
Posted By Toobuilder
LyCon turned my 540 around in 3 months -...

LyCon turned my 540 around in 3 months - including the porting and case O ring mod. And more than half of that time was simply waiting for it to make its way to the head of the line. Once wrenches...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By Toobuilder
I have a locking tailwheel on the Rocket and I've...

I have a locking tailwheel on the Rocket and I've flown it plenty of times unlocked. No issues except for taxi with a strong crosswind can be annoying. The RV-8 tailwheel unlocks on landing so...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,340
Posted By Toobuilder
Its an MT governor so German torque is...

Its an MT governor so German torque is appropriate

"German torque" = goodentight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,751
Posted By Toobuilder
Yes, I did have to run a power wire to the...

Yes, I did have to run a power wire to the flashlight head to turn it on. It took some fabrication, but nowhere near $950 worth.
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