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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,568
Posted By VA Maule
The venting

Onewinglo hit the nail on the head about the venting not being directly to the static atmosphere. There for less then a full tank on a cool damp dewey morning won't condensate moisture into the auto...
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,774
Posted By VA Maule
No one needs to KNOW this type of information...

No one needs to KNOW this type of information other the FAA ,ATC, and whoever I choose to tell. There's absolutely no necessary or legitimate reason for the general public to know where my aircraft...
Forum: COMM 03-10-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By VA Maule
Couple of years (4-5 maybe more you how time gets...

Couple of years (4-5 maybe more you how time gets away) ago at Oshkosh at the ATS tool sales booth they had some of what I would call small profile cigarette lighter double USB charges. Bought 2 of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By VA Maule
Outside in the spring time

Don't forget cowl plugs nesting birds seem to compete with each other to see which one can fill up the cowling first. They'll fill up bottom too through the exit air ramp but most of it will simply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By VA Maule
RV-9 Pre buy Inspection

Is there anybody in the area of Eldon model air Park H79 in central Missouri ? A friend of mine has found a 9a he's interested in and has asked me to inquire with VAF to find an experienced builder...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,061
Posted By VA Maule
Best performance enhancement item ever to be...

Best performance enhancement item ever to be installed in any single engine aircraft.............. "Install less pilot ":eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,317
Posted By VA Maule
Take a look at bestboatwire.com they offer all of...

Take a look at bestboatwire.com they offer all of the styles of terminals but instead of the regular double crimp strain relief , they offer a version with color coded shrink wrap . One really...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By VA Maule
I've never heard of a Lycoming camshaft or tappet...

I've never heard of a Lycoming camshaft or tappet wearing prematurely do to inadequate lubrication, provided the engine is operated regularly long enough to boil out condensation from the oil by...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,160
Posted By VA Maule
Looking at Scott's 3rd picture shows " made in...

Looking at Scott's 3rd picture shows " made in China " are any of these super light weight batteries made in the USA?
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By VA Maule
Break the edge that will be exposed/seen in the...

Break the edge that will be exposed/seen in the finished product. The breaking of the edges is so when riveted the seem stays tight, without the slightest breaking of the edge the top skin will curl...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,209
Posted By VA Maule
Is there any reason not to remount the unit to...

Is there any reason not to remount the unit to the far right or left of the bracket as close to the longeron as possible. The high frequency vibration that is throughout the rest of the airframe...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By VA Maule
Yep that instruction to trim got me too about 18...

Yep that instruction to trim got me too about 18 months ago. You'd think Vans would correct this type of erroneous information. In the scope of things it wouldn't take much effort to edit it to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,569
Posted By VA Maule
That steninertractor bracket @ $35 sure does look...

That steninertractor bracket @ $35 sure does look promising and would probably work very well as old tractors and Lycoming are of the same technology vintage

On a separate note how's the grass...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By VA Maule
The little smaller divots on the teeth look like...

The little smaller divots on the teeth look like the starter got re-engaged after the engine was running for just a moment, or not fully retracting quickly enough and perhaps some slack or lag in...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-23-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,202
Posted By VA Maule
I'd give it a try for a night. if there was a...

I'd give it a try for a night. if there was a convenient way to get supplies and provisions without having to bring them in the airplane it would be a real plus + since ground transportation is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,858
Posted By VA Maule
Any chance that the valve springs could be the...

Any chance that the valve springs could be the wrong ones with too stiff of a spring rate ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,438
Posted By VA Maule
I'll second the call upon your congressional...

I'll second the call upon your congressional representatives. Many of them have staffers that primarily just work with those of us who get trampled by bureaucrats and mired down and tied up with RED...
Forum: Northeast 10-28-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,697
Posted By VA Maule
Here's one I flew over back in 2013

Here's one I flew over back in 2013
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-11-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By VA Maule
The link you posted from 2014 is most likely...

The link you posted from 2014 is most likely speaking of the old style 2 piece unit that had a separate pressure diaphragm that was per my understanding very finicky. The current units are one piece...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-11-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,690
Posted By VA Maule
Rotec

rotecaerosport.com will get you where you want to be
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-10-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,855
Posted By VA Maule
Rotec

You could try a Rotec TBI they're an advertiser here on VAF .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By VA Maule
Horse stall rubber mats would work well for floor...

Horse stall rubber mats would work well for floor surface. There about 4'x6' and around 5/8"-3/4" thick and heavy enough to stay in place
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,040
Posted By VA Maule
Snow melt

Have no experience with the northern locations , but in the mid-Atlantic states we can get some significant snow events followed by a cold snap ( relative to what we're used to) . The absolute best...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-01-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By VA Maule
One option

Drill out the rivets , bend the brackets enough to correct the alinement, reassemble. Use clecos to hold it together until you get it tweaked just right .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,852
Posted By VA Maule
Help us believe. If there are no pictures it...

Help us believe. If there are no pictures it doesn't exist
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,990
Posted By VA Maule
Cap

The distributor cap that Steve Smith is referring to is not the external metal cap that the leads are fixed into. The cap that maybe suspect is internal to the mag case , it has receiver holes for...
Forum: RV-10 07-15-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,888
Posted By VA Maule
Mystery oil

What are your cylinder leak down tests running? If one or more having low readings that you can hear the air escaping via the oil filler/dipstick tube or crankcase vent tube would account for higher...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,111
Posted By VA Maule
Depressing isn't it

The sorry part of all of this is it seems like we're all being held hostage by fear of being targeted by the ambulance chasers. Well that shouldn't be such a surprise when they can sue without any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,209
Posted By VA Maule
You could use 8-32 Allen socket set screws ....

You could use 8-32 Allen socket set screws . Thread them through the nut plate backwards to the appropriate hight to use their point as the transfer punch
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By VA Maule
NAPA sells it, Road tractors & large dump trucks...

NAPA sells it, Road tractors & large dump trucks routinely us it for defroster ducting .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By VA Maule
Any shop that makes hydraulic hoses usually have...

Any shop that makes hydraulic hoses usually have quite a selection of what they call JIC fittings exactly the same thing as steel AN's
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,970
Posted By VA Maule
Quite a perplexing problem your having. Seems...

Quite a perplexing problem your having. Seems you've addressed every field addressable option and sometimes a field repair is not possible, and the suspect component has to be sent back to the...
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,896
Posted By VA Maule
Tip speed

Double posted
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,896
Posted By VA Maule
Tip speed

Some excellent information on tip speeds &% of mach along with maximum efficiency projections, can be found on "pponk.com" thence from there select "props" and type in your RPM & prop length into the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By VA Maule
I'll suggest not to use a "cheap" extractor. You...

I'll suggest not to use a "cheap" extractor. You may use it dozens of times with great success but when it snaps off just flush or slightly below the surface you'll wish you spent 4 or 5 times that...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By VA Maule
GT Propeller

Brain Kelley ( flyboy Kelley on here) put one on his RV-8 for the electric constant speed to work with the Rotec 9 cylinder radial . A search of his build should get you some info about it.
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,712
Posted By VA Maule
Bob thanks for taking the time to answer, but the...

Bob thanks for taking the time to answer, but the antinnia I'am inquiring about is the transponder and ADSB out in the same unit so it's not going to be possible to not have have them too close to...
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,712
Posted By VA Maule
Wing tip mount

Has anyone mounted their little stubby ADSB antinnia inside the wing tip with successful results?
The antinnia I have is a RAMI AV-11, it will definitely fit just curious if anyone has had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,491
Posted By VA Maule
Do you know anyone that might lone you an...

Do you know anyone that might lone you an infrared thermometer gun ? ( maybe buy one at the aviation department of the local auto parts store there not very expensive) With that you can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,573
Posted By VA Maule
Not supposed to use

Just curious I understand we want to be as safe as reasonably possible (considering that we're taking to the skies in a contraption that we built ourselves) , but what about all the engines that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,941
Posted By VA Maule
But what about folks like me who truly are on the...

But what about folks like me who truly are on the incompetent & inadequate side of the digital divide, when I successfully get VAF up on the iPad I think I've made a major accomplishment and to make...
Forum: GPS 11-09-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By VA Maule
No good spots

The idea of clocking between 10 to 11 as far aft as possible is the better option other than the issue of working in the very narrow tail cone. I'll have to do a test fit of myself to see if it would...
Forum: GPS 11-08-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By VA Maule
406 ELT

Working on the installation of an Artex 345 ELT. The instructions are not very helpful regarding antenna installation " Select a suitable location where the antenna can be installed vertically "&"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,626
Posted By VA Maule
Looking at your picture with the truck tracks it...

Looking at your picture with the truck tracks it looks ready to use now ( but I'm flying a Maule :D ) there's not a piece of land that flat within a hundred miles or more from my place . Being a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,626
Posted By VA Maule
Looking at your picture with the truck tracks...

Looking at your picture with the truck tracks looks ready to use now ( but I'm flying a Maule :D ) there's not a piece of land that flat within a hundred miles or more from my place . Being a mostly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By VA Maule
Thread in the attachment screw it's bottoming out...

Thread in the attachment screw it's bottoming out on safety lock pull up pin
Forum: Propellers 10-09-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,997
Posted By VA Maule
PROPELLERS The First, and Final Explanation by...

PROPELLERS The First, and Final Explanation by Jack Norris . It's difficult reading the way he wrote it but the math is great. He mentions WirlWind and their RV 200 prop several times. WirlWind is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-26-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,380
Posted By VA Maule
[QUOTE=Sue;1376137]At 300 HP, minimum 6 cylinders...

[QUOTE=Sue;1376137]At 300 HP, minimum 6 cylinders ( for prop pulse, torsion, longevity etc)

Radials will always be an odd number per bank, 5-7-9
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-25-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,380
Posted By VA Maule
Best wishes for a successful outcome, and really...

Best wishes for a successful outcome, and really looking forward to seeing your prototype when the time comes.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-24-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,380
Posted By VA Maule
Radials

Very interesting the potential for 3 radial RV-8's Brian Kellie's , mine, and yours
Do you have any pictures of your prototype? How does yours compare to the Rotec 3600?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By VA Maule
Dead center

A good size milling machine makes a really accurate way to hold it exactly true if you have access to one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,669
Posted By VA Maule
GPS owner & operator

Let's not forget that the GPS system we so enjoy is owed & operated by the U.S Military (Air Force) and thankfully they let us play with their "cool toy" most of the time but on occasion sometimes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By VA Maule
Tube is done! But a little filing will clean up...

Tube is done! But a little filing will clean up the scars on the wheel quite adequately. If you want to get fancy dab in some JB Weld as filler.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,378
Posted By VA Maule
Transfer punch is probably the best choice if you...

Transfer punch is probably the best choice if you have room / access to use it. You can make special use transfer punch out of an 6-32 or 8-32 ( or whatever size) allen head set screw installed into...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By VA Maule
Mine did what you're describing and the finished...

Mine did what you're describing and the finished product turned out just fine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By VA Maule
Put a rivet in it, and keep getting on with the...

Put a rivet in it, and keep getting on with the program
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-18-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 195,430
Posted By VA Maule
Helicopter

Helicopter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,397
Posted By VA Maule
Gotta picture of that RV-15?

Gotta picture of that RV-15?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,763
Posted By VA Maule
It's not tight yet pipe threads are a somewhat...

It's not tight yet pipe threads are a somewhat interference fit tighten it another turn and 3/4.
Forum: Rocket 06-05-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,587
Posted By VA Maule
Proseal????? Nah just joking Try Sikaflex 1A...

Proseal????? Nah just joking

Try Sikaflex 1A polyurethane, considerably tuffer then silicone
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,651
Posted By VA Maule
A great day

Weather couldn't have been any better for our Chapter 1202 Young Eagles rally today @ KFVX Farmvile Va. We're not a very large chapter and certainly not young enough anymore either. We flew 37...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By VA Maule
1+ for trading with Wilkerson not only are they...

1+ for trading with Wilkerson not only are they local to me, their recaps last and last also wear very evenly . Best value I'ave found for tiers.

Interesting tidbit I got from Bill Wilkerson several...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-24-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 250,663
Posted By VA Maule
XXL

That might be the winner, RV4/8 stretched & stressed to use an IO540 ( maybe even a turboprop ) with a VNE greater than 250K. Maybe a 3 seater flown from the middle position fore & aft potions could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,634
Posted By VA Maule
Zen

While relaxing and planning the next aspect of the build. Your wife comes out to the hanger and thoroughly interrupt your moment of Zen meditation and planning And simply accuses you of being asleep...
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