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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By RVDan
This is one of those tradeoff situations. A box...

This is one of those tradeoff situations. A box that has a high likelyhood of surviving the shipping is heavier and therefore will cost more to make and ship.

Ask the prop maanufacturer how they...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By RVDan
or Mouser.com. Whoever has them cheaper. The...

or Mouser.com. Whoever has them cheaper. The manufacturer is Tyco.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,739
Posted By RVDan
Just limit the number of connections to one...

Just limit the number of connections to one ground point but keep the ground points in close proximity. For example the forest of tabs does just that. The block is bolted to the airframe which if...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,739
Posted By RVDan
Daisy chaining using solder splices is the...

Daisy chaining using solder splices is the industry standard and works well for shields. For power grounds or signal grounds, if you combine grounds to a single point, beware of what system failures...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By RVDan
And post #2 is the winner.

And post #2 is the winner.
Forum: ADS-B 04-15-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By RVDan
IIRC, there was a 430W software update necessary...

IIRC, there was a 430W software update necessary for the current ADSB requirements. If you 430W is old it may need this.
Forum: COMM 04-10-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By RVDan
My first inclination is to recommend getting the...

My first inclination is to recommend getting the metal fillings in your teeth replaced with resin ones to see if the problem goes away🤣.

This isnít a belated April fools is it?

Well your problem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By RVDan
The executor of the estate signs as the executor...

The executor of the estate signs as the executor and provides evidence that they are the legitimate executor. That typically comes from the Registrar of Wills, for the estate, depending on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By RVDan
They must be formatted as FAT32, which typically,...

They must be formatted as FAT32, which typically, but not always the default. Under 32 Gb works best. I have 16 Gb sticks that I have been using for years and unless exporting lots of data, they...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By RVDan
I cut a light weight bath towel to fit and use...

I cut a light weight bath towel to fit and use that. it is easily cut to go around the stick, and throw in the back when done.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-05-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,086
Posted By RVDan
Great overview and details. Iíve been to Furnace...

Great overview and details. Iíve been to Furnace Creek by car and thought the runway looked rough.
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,630
Posted By RVDan
Certainly can see the possibility that the ground...

Certainly can see the possibility that the ground system isnít properly reconciling the minor difference between your ATCRBS reply, and UAT output position.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-01-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By RVDan
Those are the Frey jigs. Not made for over 20...

Those are the Frey jigs. Not made for over 20 years, but there may be a set out there somewhere.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By RVDan
If you are doing hard IFR, Iíd vote for VHF...

If you are doing hard IFR, Iíd vote for VHF secondary. While the GPS system is robust, the military plays games. Sometime about now the east coast has a 125nm radius GPS affected zone around some...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 195,677
Posted By RVDan
Vlad, You find the darnedest places to land.

Vlad,
You find the darnedest places to land.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-29-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By RVDan
When I was dealing with my alignment issue, I was...

When I was dealing with my alignment issue, I was made aware by Vans that -6ís went through 3 phases of gear legs in the kits. The first gear legs and mounts were shipped without holes drilled and it...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-28-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By RVDan
The plans did include a gear alignment procedure...

The plans did include a gear alignment procedure with the airplane right side up. That part is not hard, but drilling the hole is problematic. I bought my current RV-6 built, and quickly noticed the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,617
Posted By RVDan
Deutsch has nickel plated machined pins for power...

Deutsch has nickel plated machined pins for power applications.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,617
Posted By RVDan
The sealed connectors tend to minimize the...

The sealed connectors tend to minimize the captured air and with gold plated machined pins the little moisture that might be present is not an issue.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By RVDan
I can attest to that. Was experimenting trying...

I can attest to that. Was experimenting trying to solve a vib issue and lost a tire in landing when it slipped on the rim. The tire was still good but it went flat with a leak at the stem junction.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,617
Posted By RVDan
I have found the Deutsch DTM series connectors,...

I have found the Deutsch DTM series connectors, which can use the machined pins used in circular mil connectors, to be a good option where there are a couple of wires to connect. They are available...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By RVDan
Dynons HDX installation manual would be a good...

Dynons HDX installation manual would be a good place to start. It starts with the basics and progresses into the details. It can be downloaded from their web site support pages.

I would think...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By RVDan
Replacing the mechanical pump with electrical...

Replacing the mechanical pump with electrical would only be advisable if you have an independent emergency electrical bus and battery, to power one of the pumps. Else, you would have a common mode...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By RVDan
Here is the way I have done many. It is really a...

Here is the way I have done many. It is really a cinch if you get some dry ice and have an oven available, or even a heat gun. To remove, heat the wheel which will expand the wheel and the race...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By RVDan
From Katheryns report. No one hurt. Just bruised...

From Katheryns report. No one hurt. Just bruised ego. http://http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/02/vans-rv-6-n642lt-incident-occurred.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By RVDan
Basically, the rivet will get harder with some...

Basically, the rivet will get harder with some time, so while not as critical (different alloy), you would want to finish if off in a relatively short period of time.
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,635
Posted By RVDan
I donít know how to post a link to a thread, but...

I donít know how to post a link to a thread, but search in the forum for ďlean red boxĒ, and you will find several threads on it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By RVDan
The real problem is that when you started tapping...

The real problem is that when you started tapping steel to aluminum, you stretch the aluminum sheet where you hit it. You also work harden the sheet in the area you are hitting. That causes the oil...
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,635
Posted By RVDan
I have an O360 converted to FI with the Airflow...

I have an O360 converted to FI with the Airflow Performance system. Hartzell CS prop (wide blade). Electronic ignition. For economy cruise I use 2280RPM 23.5Ē and LOP -30 or so. Depending on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By RVDan
Are those terminals PIDG type or equivalent? ...

Are those terminals PIDG type or equivalent? They have an internal metal sleeve with a taper into the main hole for the wire, and have a proven crimp strength. The ones that do not have a metal...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,924
Posted By RVDan
What about reliability? Would you want 3 others...

What about reliability? Would you want 3 others onboard with a powerplant and propeller drive of unknown durability?
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,924
Posted By RVDan
I have to wonder what the OP end goal is other...

I have to wonder what the OP end goal is other than ditching avgas. To date, it has been demonstrated that the air cooled gas engine provides the best weight to HP ratio ( except for turbines) which...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-01-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,190
Posted By RVDan
Curious, why no one uses NAS 1473 series sealed...

Curious, why no one uses NAS 1473 series sealed nutplates instead of open nutplates. I did and when combined with a simple gasket around the flange of the access panel and the sender, no leaks in 23...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,867
Posted By RVDan
It doesnít make sense to me that inner tubes cost...

It doesnít make sense to me that inner tubes cost as much as the tires.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,033
Posted By RVDan
Sherwin Williams Polane T is designed to be...

Sherwin Williams Polane T is designed to be spatter painted. It is a urethane paint. The technique is to apply a normally thinned coat for color coverage, followed immediately by an unthinned coat...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By RVDan
There are companies who sell the converter you...

There are companies who sell the converter you need (I am assuming 429 to 407). Shadin Avionics and Skylight Avionics are 2. Be prepared for cost in the range of $2k plus though. Maybe something...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,022
Posted By RVDan
Same here. Two conditions that the tail tie-down...

Same here. Two conditions that the tail tie-down ring doesnít do well with. First is a tie-down that pulls aft on the ring, which I run into frequently since the RV is so short, and second was a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By RVDan
Definitely donít want to be running 50 wt. single...

Definitely donít want to be running 50 wt. single vis oil at those OATs. 20 wt 50 is multi vis and is ok. I suggest you familiarize yourself with your Lyc operatorís manual for more details on both...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-01-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By RVDan
I donít see the application described but in...

I donít see the application described but in general rivets are stressed in shear. The MS27039 series is a structural screw. The length should be chosen to ensure that the unthreaded portion of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By RVDan
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-22-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,942
Posted By RVDan
I also have an RV-6A with an IO 360 and constant...

I also have an RV-6A with an IO 360 and constant speed prop (hartzell) and think these numbers should get you pretty close for your airplane.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,448
Posted By RVDan
Static system testing in non-pressurized...

Static system testing in non-pressurized airplanes is a delta P of 1,000 ft. Not much.

Pitot testing it left to the aircraft manufacturer, but usually something like a delta P of 100 kts for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By RVDan
Iím not familiar with the exact RV8...

Iím not familiar with the exact RV8 configuration, but typically you can remove the 2 bolts that hold the caliper pads on and pull the caliper off without removing the wheel or disk. That would be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By RVDan
The mai gear leg bolts on a -6A are in the...

The mai gear leg bolts on a -6A are in the weldment just forward of the wing spars, under your knee as you sit in the seat. Single bolt through the gear leg. Hard to miss.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,241
Posted By RVDan
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,257
Posted By RVDan
With respect to the OP, the disorientation at IPT...

With respect to the OP, the disorientation at IPT is somewhat concerning to me. I fly in and out of IPT on occasion. There is a mountain 1500 ft above the airport on the south side by only 1.5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,386
Posted By RVDan
My current wife and I fit Cat 2. Great situation...

My current wife and I fit Cat 2. Great situation and she is very supportive and will help if asked. She even wants to see me get my flying fix. Says it improves my attitude.

However, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,871
Posted By RVDan
I think it will help if you have the folders and...

I think it will help if you have the folders and files sorted alphabetically and not by date, which is pretty useless for this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By RVDan
5052-O will work harden from vibration or bending...

5052-O will work harden from vibration or bending multiple times. Typically aluminum lines shouldnít be used anywhere where it can be flexed enough through vibration or other movement to work...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,424
Posted By RVDan
When the fuel leaves the servo it is under low...

When the fuel leaves the servo it is under low pressure and when you look at the boiling temp for Avgas, you can see it coild boil creating vapor in the line. The flow divider will normally hold a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,424
Posted By RVDan
I might suggest that you are getting some...

I might suggest that you are getting some generation of fuel vapor in the line between the servo and the flow divider. I had this happen several years ago on a FI RV-6. It will only happen when the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-22-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By RVDan
Exactly, replace the mount and the nose gear leg...

Exactly, replace the mount and the nose gear leg together. I did this because I had damage to my engine mount (crack) and needed the nose leg upgrade. Unless you buy an undrilled nose gear leg and...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-21-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 194,423
Posted By RVDan
I have a lab vacuum pump which will pull to 1 X...

I have a lab vacuum pump which will pull to 1 X 10E-004 Torr or very near a complete vacuum. I have been making molds from pink insulation foam and pulling full vacuum without a noticeable change in...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-17-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,987
Posted By RVDan
Great spreadsheet. When I do carbon fiber I just...

Great spreadsheet. When I do carbon fiber I just use the same mass of resin as the cloth I lay up and that works pretty well to get the cloth fully wetted. So I cut the bids then weigh them and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,156
Posted By RVDan
There are 2 main external heat sources for the...

There are 2 main external heat sources for the alternator. The air coming through the cylinders which is heated therefore conducting heat to the alternator and the radiated heat from the exhaust...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,259
Posted By RVDan
I just redid my seat cushions from the typical...

I just redid my seat cushions from the typical seat cushion and various boosters and looked at this problem with respect to seat comfort. I decided to make a seat cushion to fit with the floor...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,156
Posted By RVDan
Thats the one I was thinking of.

Thats the one I was thinking of.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-16-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,261
Posted By RVDan
If you have a mechanical tach they can easily be...

If you have a mechanical tach they can easily be 25 to 50 RPM out. Sensenich wants to be sure to have your tach calibrated as the 2600RPM limit is real for safety as others have mentioned.
I used to...
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,588
Posted By RVDan
Carbide burrs are great for steel. After looking...

Carbide burrs are great for steel. After looking at the SB your 1/4Ē burr is a little small in diameter but should work fine for the majority of the hog out. Be careful because it will generate a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,156
Posted By RVDan
I canít put my finger on it but someone did a...

I canít put my finger on it but someone did a teardown comparison of the two 60A alternators. IIRC, the conclusion was that the B&C was a modified genuine DENSO and the PP unit was an aftermarket...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,449
Posted By RVDan
I use a Dewalt extendable blade knife with good...

I use a Dewalt extendable blade knife with good success. It has heavier blades than the disposable extendable knives. Found at big box stores.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,798
Posted By RVDan
I have no do in the fight so to speak, I was just...

I have no do in the fight so to speak, I was just concerned that if the FAA took issue it could be problematic for some.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,798
Posted By RVDan
The full regulatory path with detailed citations...

The full regulatory path with detailed citations will take me a couple of days. I work with these rules every day. The short version is that a TSO article is certified under part 21 subpart O and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,439
Posted By RVDan
Double thumbs up Walt. I have refused to use...

Double thumbs up Walt. I have refused to use these on any projects for years.
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