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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By 00Dan
Yes, this engine is a narrow deck. Most A and B...

Yes, this engine is a narrow deck. Most A and B model O-320s are narrow decks. Some wide deck examples exist but they are rare.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By 00Dan
Price reduced.

Price reduced.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-25-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By 00Dan
Iíll include a starter with the sale. Post has...

Iíll include a starter with the sale. Post has been updated to reflect.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By 00Dan
PM sent on the starter.

PM sent on the starter.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By 00Dan
I checked both flywheels today and turns out...

I checked both flywheels today and turns out theyíre both the old 7-1/2Ē belt drive, so my auto alternator concerns are moot. In the immediate sense that makes my decision about if I want to re-use...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By 00Dan
Starters and flywheels

In the course of my engine swap, I was planning to re-use my old Prestolite boat anchor so as not to screw with the ballast setup I have going. However, I discovered that it and my old flywheel are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Posted By 00Dan
Gonna piggyback on this thread as I too have a...

Gonna piggyback on this thread as I too have a fuel pump to install, only my engine is off the plane right now. How exactly is that pin supposed to be oriented? Does it just need to be on top of the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-15-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By 00Dan
Added the logbook PDF to the original post.

Added the logbook PDF to the original post.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By 00Dan
Lycoming O-320-A3A

Selling my O-320-A3A off my RV-4. Removed for an upgrade. Running strong and not burning oil when pulled. 1971.8 hours SMOH. 150 HP with 7:1 pistons. Conical mounts. Bendix mags w/ harness, plugs,...
Forum: RV-3 11-14-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,814
Posted By 00Dan
First question on all these posts: are the leg...

First question on all these posts: are the leg and wheel fairings installed?
Forum: RV-4 11-12-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,852
Posted By 00Dan
I use my 11Ē pro on my left knee with an elastic...

I use my 11Ē pro on my left knee with an elastic generic knee board strap in my -4.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,793
Posted By 00Dan
Pull the breaker?

Pull the breaker?
Forum: RV-4 11-10-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,183
Posted By 00Dan
If you have the opportunity to pull the engine...

If you have the opportunity to pull the engine mount off (which if you need to replace the weldments you will), firewall cracks can just be stop drilled and sealed with an appropriate firewall...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By 00Dan
Hose and fitting identification

I borrowed a mandrel set and took apart some hoses today to try and figure out what was on there. The -4 hoses appear to be Aeroquip 491 fittings, the -6 816 w/ 516 collar. From the Spruce listings...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By 00Dan
Building P-leads

Iíll be converting from Bendix to Slicks and will need new P-leads. Does anyone know what size ring terminals Iíll need for the magneto end? My searches have come up empty. Is the case stud people...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By 00Dan
FWF hose replacement - aviation fittings on Summit hose?

Since Iíll be swapping engines soon I plan to replace my FWF hoses (save for a couple Teflon hoses I bought from Tom last year). To save money I was looking at reusing the fittings. So, as the title...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By 00Dan
Official answer from the mothership is to build a...

Official answer from the mothership is to build a new aileron. The nose skin (A-402) is no longer offered as a blank for non-prepunched kits, and as such they recommend just building a new...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By 00Dan
I have an email in to the Mothership with this...

I have an email in to the Mothership with this question. I agree on the surface it looks possible to bend it back and just stop drill any cracks (if there are any).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By 00Dan
Thatís an option I had considered. Would putting...

Thatís an option I had considered. Would putting together a pre-punched aileron kit be faster or about the same as playing with match drilling blind holes on a blank nose skin?

Another factor with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By 00Dan
Aileron hangar rash

I was working on my aileron brackets today and unfortunately damaged the nose fairing on one corner of the aileron.

I assume it’s not just cosmetic despite being outside the main airfoil portion....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By 00Dan
Vanís sells Lord J-6230-1 as conical mount...

Vanís sells Lord J-6230-1 as conical mount bushings for $198 a corner.
https://store.vansaircraft.com/conical-engine-vibration-isolator-ea-con-vibration-iso.html

Conversely, the OEM (either...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By 00Dan
Attached is a photo of my current alternator...

Attached is a photo of my current alternator mount. Iíve been looking through the parts catalogs and given the boss mount that wide deck engines have compared to my current case mount, I havenít seen...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By 00Dan
Starter considerations

Another factor I am considering that I havenít found an answer for through searching: I have an old heavy prestolite starter. I have read that 10:1 pistons can be tough on starters. Will my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By 00Dan
Engine swap considerations - Narrow deck to wide deck

I recently reached an agreement to purchase a motor to replace my rather long in the tooth narrow deck 320 that's on my RV-4. The new motor is a wide deck A model, so still a conical mount. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By 00Dan
Have you checked for flap asymmetry on the ground?

Have you checked for flap asymmetry on the ground?
Forum: RV-3 06-01-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,999
Posted By 00Dan
Have you checked all the rod ends to ensure it...

Have you checked all the rod ends to ensure it isnít control system friction?
Forum: RV-4 03-31-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By 00Dan
Do you have an EGT gauge? If yes, what does your...

Do you have an EGT gauge? If yes, what does your EGT do when the boost pump is turned on?

If it falls, that would point towards the mechanical fuel pump. If it doesnít change, keep looking elsewhere.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 635
Posted By 00Dan
As said above, if you send a list of equipment to...

As said above, if you send a list of equipment to support they can help you with the codes. But really the ICAO equipment codes are not as complicated as they seem at face value.

What matters is...
Forum: Autopilots 03-12-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By 00Dan
Could they? Sure. Will they? Boeing’s lawyers...

Could they? Sure.

Will they? Boeing’s lawyers say “absolutely not.” Even if the liability wasn’t the hang up, the market is limited to experimental only, and their user base is much broader than...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-12-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,405
Posted By 00Dan
For climb, I expect any engine that isnít a...

For climb, I expect any engine that isnít a traditional air cooled piston will outclimb most Lycoming powered RVs just by the nature of not being temperature limited. Maintaining L/Dmax AOA will be...
Forum: Autopilots 03-12-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By 00Dan
No. ForeFlight is not capable of outputting any...

No. ForeFlight is not capable of outputting any NMEA or RS232 messages necessary to drive an autopilot, fuel computer, etc.

Dedicated portables from Garmin/iFly/etc can, if you require that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By 00Dan
Oil analysis is for trend monitoring as the...

Oil analysis is for trend monitoring as the baseline will be unique for each engine. A single analysis is useless.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,575
Posted By 00Dan
Too expensive.

Too expensive.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-14-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,575
Posted By 00Dan
Beyond a few proof of concept designs, I suspect...

Beyond a few proof of concept designs, I suspect the way electric power plants will come to aviation in general will be hybrid designs. A diesel electric power plant burning jet-A seems very feasible.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,575
Posted By 00Dan
People talk about all the technological benefits...

People talk about all the technological benefits of a ďmodernĒ engine. I think all that talk is a distraction. What we really want is an engine that works for aircraft (regardless of the technology)...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-02-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By 00Dan
The fix is simple since you have records. It...

The fix is simple since you have records. It involves adjusting the K-factor in your avionics settings.

Multiply the number of gallons used per the G3X with your current K-factor, then divide that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By 00Dan
I decowled today and checked all the connections....

I decowled today and checked all the connections. The belt and wires were visually intact. The alternator is a Motorola 8AL2095K, that goes to some sort of unknown box that is just labeled “Short...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,384
Posted By 00Dan
Engine data is always worth a look at. The CS...

Engine data is always worth a look at. The CS prop can hide symptoms that the engine isn't making power (whereas with a fixed pitch prop you'd clearly see the reduction in RPM if something was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By 00Dan
Alternator slow to come online

BLUF: Automotive alternator was slow to come online at idle RPMs, but rock solid once it was up. I later discovered it may be directly tied to a minimum crank RPM. My previous experience with this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By 00Dan
Do you thin the pro seal any to make it draw in...

Do you thin the pro seal any to make it draw in easier? Or are you using that other less viscous variant meant for gaskets?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By 00Dan
My plane is configure this way. The builder...

My plane is configure this way. The builder fashioned a heat box which the oil cooler is mounted on, and there is a cable actuated door which is normally closed over a hole in the firewall shelf,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By 00Dan
Since you have the tank off already, Iíd drain it...

Since you have the tank off already, Iíd drain it and do a soapy water test with the tank lightly pressurized.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,596
Posted By 00Dan
You can sign off on everything EXCEPT the annual...

You can sign off on everything EXCEPT the annual condition inspection.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By 00Dan
Bendix Mag 500 hour IRAN - DIY or send out?

As the title says. I have two Bendix mags (S4LN-20/21) that are right at 500 hours. Is the inspection something thatís reasonable to DIY?

Alternatively, are the Bendix mags more suitable for running...
Forum: GPS 12-18-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,007
Posted By 00Dan
The core feature sets are the same for all the...

The core feature sets are the same for all the units. The biggest difference will be interface, but thatís largely personal preference.

The biggest reason I know of people choosing to spend a...
Forum: RV-4 12-16-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
Based on these measurements, my impression is...

Based on these measurements, my impression is that the entire right aileron assembly needs to translate down approximately 8 mm, which would open the gap to 10mm; the left aileron needs to move down...
Forum: RV-4 12-16-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
Left wing

On the left wing, picture 1 again shows the aileron clamped to the wing. The inboard side was flush to the straight edge in this configuration, as shown in picture 2. The outboard side was parallel...
Forum: RV-4 12-16-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
Right wing

The next two posts will show my current measurements and methodology. For all measurements the elevator was locked neutral as shown in picture 1. Picture 2 shows the aileron clamped in place for the...
Forum: RV-4 12-14-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
This is the step Iím on. Iíve previously verified...

This is the step Iím on. Iíve previously verified the flaps are all the way up (the extended skin contacts the fuselage) and any twist is not visually evident. With the elevator clamped neutral the...
Forum: RV-4 12-14-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
I placed a large straight edge on the wing and...

I placed a large straight edge on the wing and held it at the rear spar. The results were substantially different between the two ailerons and unfortunately Iím still a bit confused on what Iím...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,482
Posted By 00Dan
My red cube is installed similar to how you...

My red cube is installed similar to how you propose, except I have the hose from the fuel pump dropping down to a 90-degree fitting into the cube, then a 90-degree fitting out of the cube to go...
Forum: RV-4 12-12-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
I worked my trailing edges as near to nominal as...

I worked my trailing edges as near to nominal as I could get them and then went and flew with the aileron trim springs disconnected. The plane exhibited a clear right wing heaviness with a moderate...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,068
Posted By 00Dan
I found a stainless T-bolt clamp that should...

I found a stainless T-bolt clamp that should prove heartier than the clamp that broke. The pipe is now held in place well but Iím still concerned over clearance with the bottom of the mount. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,068
Posted By 00Dan
I assumed it was a generic clamp; it sounds like...

I assumed it was a generic clamp; it sounds like Iíll need to seek out something more robust as a replacement.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-05-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,068
Posted By 00Dan
Issues with exhaust, hangers, and engine mount interference.

BLUF: I need help identifying the band clamp used on my exhaust, and also finding a solution for interference between the end of one exhaust pipe and my engine mount.

I previously had an issue with...
Forum: RV-4 12-02-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
I found this old post from Scott McDaniels, I’m...

I found this old post from Scott McDaniels, I’m posting it here for anyone who else who looks at this thread.



https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=18617&highlight=aileron+pushrods
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
To restate so I can verify my understanding, the...

To restate so I can verify my understanding, the measurement for consistency will then be the gap between the bottom of the straight edge (essentially extending the top wing skin down) with the top...
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,330
Posted By 00Dan
Aileron rigging questions

I measured my ailerons the other day and wanted to double check that Iím measuring the right places before I go ahead and look to adjust the mounting brackets.

I have pictures below of one side,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,882
Posted By 00Dan
This is a curious topic. Has testing been...

This is a curious topic. Has testing been published anywhere regarding advance levels on high compression engines? Iím sure an engine hot rodder has done it but I havenít seen it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-19-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,374
Posted By 00Dan
Read this thread:...

Read this thread: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=196593

The website goes into more details but the short version is the FlyONSPEED system is much more robust than any of the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-19-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,238
Posted By 00Dan
Tucson/Texan style stadium seating may not be the...

Tucson/Texan style stadium seating may not be the best for speed but it would be fantastic for use as a high performance and aerobatic trainer - something that the -8 currently falls short in due to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-18-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,374
Posted By 00Dan
https://www.flyonspeed.org/

https://www.flyonspeed.org/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,466
Posted By 00Dan
Ah fiberglass wheel pants, bane of my existence....

Ah fiberglass wheel pants, bane of my existence.

I am still fighting to get a good alignment on these and the yaw chasing is almost to the point that I am ready to completely disassemble the pants,...
Forum: Propellers 11-09-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,338
Posted By 00Dan
Donít the current Vanís cowls also require an...

Donít the current Vanís cowls also require an extension? I know my old fixed pitched Vanís cowl on my -4 requires a 4Ē extension, and I think the CS cowl required a 2.25Ē extension.
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