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Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By rjcthree
Iím with Steve...

I went Sensenich fixed and it was a great match for my airplane and 160hp Lycoming. The way I built my airplane made me a little nose heavy though, everything forward of the panel, and an -A too. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,191
Posted By rjcthree
Relieving stresses?

If, and itís a big if, there are significant residual stresses from mounting and latching, is there a way to bring the canopy up to temp for a while to stress relieve it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By rjcthree
Ground block same as master panel panel power

I ran 6ga to my circuit breaker block, so I used the same to take the ground block back to the same bolt the battery ground is tied to, through the firewall. In reality 8ga would have been fine for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By rjcthree
Um...

Did anyone else just flinch a bit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By rjcthree
:)

And a BRGT NA too!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By rjcthree
Rustoleum

I used mAchine grey rustoleum on my engine and baffle parts that weren’t alclad. Paint is wearing fine. Prep is everything.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By rjcthree
Rivnuts

Not wanting to cut into my FG, I put two rivnuts in and safety wired the the bolts holding the supplemental weight to balance. I misread the plans and cut too much off the trim motor side (made it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-09-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By rjcthree
You will make changes...

Plan for easy to service, because you will make changes over time. BR Rick
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By rjcthree
An extra turn or two out on the hinge?

Why not just put an extra turn or two on the hinge rod ends, as long as they stays in limits? Check with the mothership of course...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,066
Posted By rjcthree
Master + starter?

In a Cessna/Piper, will you get the starter to engage on the ACS key switch with the master off?
Forum: Painting your RV 02-11-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,948
Posted By rjcthree
Paint before final assy

I shot white in my garage, part by part, some parts in stages - I did the fuse in three sections. I did some metallic grey in larger accents over that. Vinyl over that for more color. I alodined...
Forum: Propellers 02-11-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,943
Posted By rjcthree
4.5 pin

Everything is at the hanger, but it only took one layer of tape to get me to where I ended up. I trimmed for no overlap. It only needs to be on a rather narrow place on the longest part of the pin....
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,943
Posted By rjcthree
9A/160HP 320

I settled on 4.5 for my GA on the 9A. Pin 4 climbed, but I could easily blow through 2700rpm at 8000íDA. Now with a wrap of Ďhardí tape around the #4 pin (hence pin 4.5), I hit 2700rpm at full rich...
Forum: Propellers 02-05-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By rjcthree
Why?

I made the change from the Sensenich fixed as recommended, I went to the sensenich ground adjustable. I did it primarily (90%) to get weight off the nose. The other 10% is look, to be honest....
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By rjcthree
Pulley

Mark, no I haven’t thought about modifying the pulley. Your comment brings another idea though, maybe I should look at swapping pulleys. No tools here at the apartment though. TBD...

Update/Edit:...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-03-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By rjcthree
Taking measurements

So as I try to understand the fit issues, I have to separate two topics. The first is the H2AD. The second is the differences between the B&C and PP dimensionally. On the first, the H2 is just its...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By rjcthree
4130 fab shop for an alt bracket

As I look at the reality of having to have an alternator bracket fabricated, I realized that between COVID and retirements, I no longer have resources or access to get that done easily. Iím going to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By rjcthree
Better picture.

This may help clarify. B&C on the left, lyc 07A21516 on the right. Forward is up, at least for the lyc bracket.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By rjcthree
I spoke with B&C today

I spoke with TJ today at B&C, and none of the brackets they have have the case bolt spacing I need for the H2AD. Normal case bolt spacing is about 1.16Ēoc, the 07A21516 lyc bracket for the H2 that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By rjcthree
Alternator bracket /alternator help - H2AD + B&C

I started with the PP to B&C conversion on my H2AD today. It didn’t go well. The mounting bracket used with the PP is 07a21516 and with a thin washer aligned the PP well. The B&C bracket provided...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By rjcthree
Shut down

Understand that when you shut down and the vac of the running engine disappears, you will see some fuel out of the throat of the carb, maybe a couple of teaspoons. This is normal. Itís the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By rjcthree
Ellison

Iím flying behind a Ellison, overhauled by the gentleman out west. He was optimistic, but he had other aviation related businesses and his turn time was long. I donít know what I will do when it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By rjcthree
Punch and hammer

I cut some angled wood supports close to the hub, and that part took the most time. 3/8 punch, 5 lb hammer, not a lot of swing, and < 2 minutes later the spinner backplate was free of the prop and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By rjcthree
HF engine stands

Iíve seen quite a few nice ones out of Home Depot alum angle and the cheapest harbor freight engine stands you can find.
Forum: Tools 01-16-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By rjcthree
I usedmine quite a bit

I use mine quite a bit, the Wiss straight, left, right, another brand of bypass, and an ancient straight smooth pair. I donít have a band saw. Short of a small drill press, Iím exclusively hand...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-15-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By rjcthree
:)

I second that. Iíve been flying a CPi2 for a year now on an H2, and itís been great. Great support, although Iíve not needed any past my initial install.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-15-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks....

My overspray is deep into the area of the (tip up) glareshield , so I donít have a lot of room to work, which is why I asked about claybar. It and my hands can work ok.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-15-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By rjcthree
Canopy overspray

The ultimate painting error....overspray on the canopy. Mine is even more shameful, it’s on the inside and low towards the glare shield. Is it safe to use new clean claybar to try to remove it? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,391
Posted By rjcthree
Happy to get off the planet for a bit

I hadnít been off the planet since 11/28. I was happy just to get a tour of the neighborhood. I also redid a Vy climb test, nothing quite like -1500íDA at 800íMSL. Zoom!
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,675
Posted By rjcthree
Size PP vs B&C?

Can someone who has done the conversion PP to B&C confirm it fits or does not add additional risk for cowl contact? The websites are not helpful. Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,828
Posted By rjcthree
Two questions on topic

Iím not sure how, with a properly functioning vernatherm, oil temps would be that low? Can the block really be that cool? Second question, it it real, or is it possible the oil temp sensor itself is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,778
Posted By rjcthree
500fpm + one minute of slow down.

I had the same issue going from 172s and Warriors to my 9a. I use 500fpm for the difference between cruise and pattern altitude, convert that to minutes, and add a minute or two for slowing down and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks

Thatís what I needed thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By rjcthree
QB fuse with windshield bow

Either my search-fu is not up to the task or no one has asked this exact question. For context, weíre looking at new to us houses.

I can get wings up and down basement stairs pretty easily. What...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,594
Posted By rjcthree
30 hours in on the Dynon probes one died

I replaced all four with KS probes after one of my new ( but five year old) 30 hours in service Dynon-supplied EGT probes died. KS parts were just noticeably better finished.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,470
Posted By rjcthree
Relief valve?

What was the max pressure you had seen to date (confirming oil pressure relief valve function).

Way back I had a pair of defective filters ( I pitched the rest of the six pack deal I bought them...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By rjcthree
Grease plate alternate

And if you donít know the poor racers (As in most SM racers) grease plate trick...a clean heavy duty garbage bag folded over a couple time on a smooth surface is very camber / toe / suspension...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,394
Posted By rjcthree
Recreate a relief

Iíd recreate a significant bend relief, going at least 0.03Ē deeper than the visible crack. Youíll never see it later. 1/8 bit or better. Nice clean edges, please! Just a stop drill at this stage...
Forum: Reviews 12-22-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,675
Posted By rjcthree
Mitigation

I’ll admit to being swayed by this conversation, especially since I installed an electrically dependent (but with battery backup) ignition (replacing the D3000) last condition inspection. Now I’m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By rjcthree
Cs8

I went for 4-way for trim, either top button is an AP disconnect, trigger is PTT, small lower goes to low speed on the trim controller. I just found full speed on my trim controller to be too fast to...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,000
Posted By rjcthree
My cut

I paid a six pack to machine this into the handle.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,337
Posted By rjcthree
End of flight smell

It might be worthwhile to put a wrench on all of them. I had a similar trend appear at about 75 hours out of nowhere. I would only get a smell at the end of flight taxi, less than 10g/side. Nothing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,926
Posted By rjcthree
I feel bad....

Us dual mag folks probably should have seen this one. We let the impulse release before working the prop Backwards to check timing...glad you solved it. I admit to having the same issue...and can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,144
Posted By rjcthree
ROI of a hone and rering

Iím not sure the expense of a tear down, hone and rering is cost effective at that consumption level if no other issues are caused by it, or if itís not pointing to other issues. That level of oil...
Forum: Propellers 11-08-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By rjcthree
Propeller balancing in the Cleveland area

Can any one refer me to a prop banking service in the Cleveland-Toledo-Columbus area? Plan B is Hartzell in Piqua. Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,315
Posted By rjcthree
Oil filter media knife

What do the pros use for an oil filer media cutter? Iíve tried a couple of different methods but nothing stands out. So far the best for me has been the extendable snap off blade fate tempter kind...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,275
Posted By rjcthree
Quick pin?

I have an an3 I’m going to change over to a quick release solution for my right stick. Based on the spring clips being acceptable, and that it already has a through hole, I was going to use a quick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By rjcthree
Use your altimeter

Dial your altimeter to zero feet of altitude. Whatís read in the window for baro should match with the MAP reading from the EMS (non-draft hanger, engine not running). The delta is your calibration...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,857
Posted By rjcthree
Still trying to understand shimmy

My 9A has a certain shimmy on the mains above 20kts, which continues to just below 15kts as I decelerate during taxi to the run up pad. The taxiway I operate on has some undulations that probably...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,495
Posted By rjcthree
Good helper or solo?

If you have a good reliable helper, youíre in good shape when riveting. I went QB for the fuse because I didnít, and could not see a way to rivet the canoe solo. Wings I did build 99% solo. Iím...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-27-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,814
Posted By rjcthree
Iím with DeltaFox...

I hit 2700rpm at 165 kt true at 8000DA at WOT. I have a few more RPM with leaning. I usually cruise between 2420 and 2450 RPM, seeing 147-150kt true. I consider my current setup a little biased...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,962
Posted By rjcthree
Interesting

I have found the same -reading 15-23 psi with engine off but only from time to time....the running pressure, previously verified wit a mech gauge, hasnít moved. I have the new Kav sensors on hand.....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-25-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,610
Posted By rjcthree
Service loop

I’m with Ralph....I have about 12” of extra harness on my CPI2, and while I do have correct crimper, doing it upside down with the fuel selector in between my two herniated discs had me placing a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,572
Posted By rjcthree
Clarification....

So when I said my D180 asks for nose down trim when engaging, I meant when eng aging from an already stable trimmed condition. I engage the AP a lot when having to navigate, Iím admittedly a little...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,572
Posted By rjcthree
Maybe...

My D180 with two axis asks for nose down trim at every engagement of the AP, and coming out of AP results in a pitch down thatís worth about 5-8kt in IAS. Honestly I havenít done any work to figure...
Forum: Reviews 09-20-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By rjcthree
Sure

Except the earthX box flange is a little on the material conservative side and will require one sided plate nuts....been there, done that. Itís not a one hour job, for sure. The earthX does spin the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-06-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,255
Posted By rjcthree
Install of strobes and more bulb in wingtip

I did the strobes and more install yesterday. It went fine. It requires a little modification to fit. I used PN HAFC, $18 shipped. Brightness is on par with the Whelen, although I had no way of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,399
Posted By rjcthree
RV-9

Is that anything like the RV-9 whistle?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,255
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks

I went with the strobes and more, Iím hoping to not lose the weekend.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,255
Posted By rjcthree
Grrr

So I’m going to try to fit one of these replacements in my Whelen housing. One strobe dead tonight on preflight. Mfg date March of 2004, I bought them waaaaay in advance....or optimism. Only 136...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-27-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,771
Posted By rjcthree
As soon as I can get out there...

I will pull the info from the plane for the local DAR I used, Matt Tomashek (I may not have the spelling correct). Knowledgeable, prompt, thorough, if Gary Baker is out there, he may be able to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,513
Posted By rjcthree
145kt-150kt true

I plan for 145kt, but usually get average of 148kt true burning close to 7.5 gph (as I get better at leaning and managing the CPI2, 7.0 gph is my new norm) LOP down low (<8000í da) turning...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 684
Posted By rjcthree
Oil pressure preference

Since day one, Iíve seen oil pressure of 65-72 or so psi at anything above 900 rpm warm on my engine. I got there with a new spring during overhaul and the same number of washers pre-OH. The spec for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,518
Posted By rjcthree
Do you need it?

Are you trying to solve a known issue? With baffling being almost free to fix, have you looked at improvements there first?
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