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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By N427EF
What if

What if this theory holds "fuel"

Maybe ssturges can provide us with a few more details,pls.
We assume you are not the builder, your profile list says "newby"
If number 1. was actually what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By N427EF
Knowing what was left in the tanks, I assume you...

Knowing what was left in the tanks, I assume you had some idea of how much fuel was left you also know how many gallons you filled plus you verified visually that they overflowed according to your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By N427EF
First, I don't know why you run 37 PSI on an...

First, I don't know why you run 37 PSI on an IO-320 ?
That alone does not explain the loss of fuel and I am curious as to what the cause may be.
Since your tanks where overfilled, it is possible that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,994
Posted By N427EF
I would not...

According to your post, you had vapor lock issues with 100LL.

It takes very little to adapt a fuel system to deal with mogas but one of the most important parts of adapting your fuel system to burn...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By N427EF
Switzerland, a nice place to visit

It is a beautiful place to "leave" and I left that country more than 40 years ago when I was 18 in pursuit of a flying career.
Flying in Switzerland is an endeavor for the financially privileged, it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By N427EF
Agree AFP

Agree, AFP is the way to go.
Purpose built by or for AFP and easily serviceable.
It also has a relatively large screen area and if you were to accumulate debris
it would certainly take a lot to stuff...
Forum: RV-10 05-14-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By N427EF
I remember having these issues to resolve and I...

I remember having these issues to resolve and I too wanted full travel as per Vans specs.
The trouble is that each change on one side is affecting a change elsewhere.
For example, if you cut too much...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By N427EF
You'll find out

You'll have to stay with it to find out.

Impressive looking valves after 2500hrs and good compression.
Lots if info abound on the forum on mogas E10 and nice to see a report and pics at 2500hrs.
I...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-08-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,561
Posted By N427EF
turn around

Reaching Half Moon Bay can be a challenge, especially during summer when fog sits off shore and can roll in anytime.
The same is true for the shoreline around San Francisco and the Golden Gate...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By N427EF
good advice

Don is a very nice guy to work with.
He will probably want you to wait until you have 25hrs or so before you do anything with your injectors.
There is a procedure to follow for injector balancing and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,739
Posted By N427EF
very useful tool

That tool could double up to measure how many ounces of beer are left in your bottle?? :cool:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By N427EF
overcomplicating things

Desert Rat raised a valid issue in pointing out the "going overboard" tendency.

First let's be clear, you are dealing with an RV where you as the pilot can visually see and hear things in the...
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,983
Posted By N427EF
static film

I do the same as Bill Payton, electrostatic film from the local automotive supply store.
It has been a while since my last purchase but I am certain it was less than ten dollars to cover the top...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,739
Posted By N427EF
Dihedral??

Reading all the posts on "accurately" measuring your fuel quantity makes me wonder how a stick is helpful when the fuel level is below the outside bottom corner of the tank?
When parked perfectly...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By N427EF
Hopefully someone will respond to your actual...

Hopefully someone will respond to your actual question on LP Aero Windows before this thread goes sideways.
Having been involved with all things RV for more than 20 years, this is the first time I...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By N427EF
Know nothing about LP Windows but

Keeping the doors "floating" during ground operation is certainly what I do
and temps around here often exceed 100F during summer.

"Close and lock doors" plus "check door closed light" are on my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By N427EF
A rag around your wrist is a good idea and I have...

A rag around your wrist is a good idea and I have done this more than once with fuel in the tank.
I use my fuel spill kit "bucket with sand" under the drain and accept the fact that I will loose a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By N427EF
cold

Agreed, doesn't make much difference.
Just use the same procedure each time you do it, hot or cold.
Cold is much less trouble to deal with. When doing my annual, I have the cowl off, along with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-20-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By N427EF
Don't skip the nut plate!

There is no harm in positioning that nut plate horizontally by drilling 2 new holes for a nut plate of your choosing.
A veteran builder once told me, "never miss an opportunity to install a nut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By N427EF
Fire detection?

I installed mine on the fire wall as an early warning fire detection system.
First monitor your average temperatures with your new probe on the lower end of the firewall and then set your upper temp...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By N427EF
McMaster seal

Like everyone else said, wait with final fitting until all other parts are installed.
Including rear window, door window and closing/locking hardware.
Installing the McMaster seal will make an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By N427EF
How exactly do you properly anneal copper...

How exactly do you properly anneal copper gaskets?
Do they need to be shock cooled or air cooled after heating?
Red hot or not quite? I have 10 years worth of used gaskets and I will be running out...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,554
Posted By N427EF
Glad you found it

Why.... was my first thought when I saw your post but I didn't want to mess up your thread and drift off to some pro and con argument on kill switches.
Now that you are on to a solution I am sure...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By N427EF
Use the attachment feature in the "reply to...

Use the attachment feature in the "reply to thread" window to add your photo.
Click on it, select a photo from your files, upload "wait" and hit the preview button. It will show up in your post.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By N427EF
We all wish it was that simple

Maybe you can provide a few more details, what kind of battery? how old is it?
Leaving the master on will drain your battery, the master relay consumes enough power to drain a battery until it is...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By N427EF
No straps

I taxi with the door ajar most of the time. I often have a passenger hold the door slightly ajar as well. Passengers love to be helpful and involved, at least mine do.
I always close and lock the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-15-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,273
Posted By N427EF
you may be on to something

A diesel powered generator to charge your battery... as long as there is room for a pilot its a start.;)
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,767
Posted By N427EF
RPMs?

In my experience it will run a bit faster on the same fuel flow at 2300 rpms.
I generally set for just under 170ts and a touch under 11gph LOP.
My 10 is happiest and fastest between 9000 and 11,000...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-09-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,273
Posted By N427EF
Perfectly happy

After watching that very well done video I am perfectly happy with my IO-540!
1: Acceptable weight to power ratio.
2: Low fuel burn (got to use the red knob to make it low)
3: Tolerance to various...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By N427EF
Vans Tires backordered

Vans does not seem to have 5x tires in stock for some time.
I needed a nose wheel tire for the 10 and ordered from ACS.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,016
Posted By N427EF
Question for Walt?

Now that the OP's question has been answered, perhaps a bit of thread drift will be tolerated.
How many times in your long career have you found anything of consequence in that oil screen?
Thousands...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By N427EF
Adel Clamps

There are many options for baggage tie downs.
You may construct your RV-10 to hold 100# of baggage and unless you are hauling sandbags or anvils, your baggage will consist of cooler box, luggage,...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By N427EF
Hello potential RV-10 builder

I am surprised that you have not yet received several offers on your request??
Most of us are very eager to share our enthusiasm for Rvs.
I have no doubt you'll get a ride in a 10 sooner or...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,622
Posted By N427EF
Good to have

I agree with most that it is a good idea to have one of these installed in your airplane, something better than the paper dot.
An integrated panel unit may be best but this one below appears to serve...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,435
Posted By N427EF
Seat and pedals

For best results you might consider a combination of both. A bit of seat cushion and backrest padding as well as a short rudder extension.
Too much seat cushion and you end up rubbing your knees on...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-16-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,399
Posted By N427EF
Nothing wrong with E10

The silent majority of us use mogas E10, nothing wrong with it.
But this is a diesel/engine thread so I'll double down on the apparent lack of any pros such an engine/fuel combination would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By N427EF
See my tagline

Looks good to me after 10 years
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 26,017
Posted By N427EF
simplicity at its best

Lightweight, cheap, and functional to move my RV-10 in and out of the hangar.
No programming or configuring or futzing with software. Toggle fore and aft and a rocker switch to activate the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,455
Posted By N427EF
I feel your pain Brandon

Good advice so far!
Tho older I get the better I used to be.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,257
Posted By N427EF
Question to Pierre??

Are you asking for experiences with or without ethanol??
Ethanol free 91 octane is relatively rare in most parts of the country where as 91E10 is available everywhere. Both work in the experience of...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By N427EF
Lots of room

Bridge a couple of angles from the panel to the first bulkhead and mount your accessories under it or on it. As many have done, you can go the extra step and make it a hinged drop down panel for even...
Forum: Safety 01-01-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By N427EF
FWIW: Mine is mounted upside down under the...

FWIW:
Mine is mounted upside down under the second bay, easily accessible especially if you pull one of the Dynon screens out of the way. Lots of room and options with today's remote components.
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By N427EF
For those still building their 10's Do not be...

For those still building their 10's
Do not be tempted to install ANYTHING in that forward bay.
It is NOT accessible, no way no how unless you build an access panel on top.
Nothing wrong with...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By N427EF
look it up

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-10/
39" Seat forward
40.5" Seat all the way to the rear
Looks like you'll fit right into a 10 with room to spare.
Forum: RV-10 12-25-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,956
Posted By N427EF
Not exactly, it is installed with both springs in...

Not exactly, it is installed with both springs in light tension and the 6" ensure that your pushrod does not bottom out on the trim spring and hinder aileron movement.
FWIW, the spring biased trim...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,730
Posted By N427EF
I agree

I am not proposing a "drop in" replacement, just a solution for most of us who operate 8:5 to 1 Lycs. You really don't need 100 octane to operate that engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,730
Posted By N427EF
Pure Ethanol has a higher octane number than...

Pure Ethanol has a higher octane number than gasoline (100 Octane)
Ethanol is an effective octane booster and engine cleaner, available and currently the accepted standard to achieve octane levels...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,942
Posted By N427EF
Don't quit

I can very well understand all your reasons for wanting to "throw in the towel" and blaming Vans is not going to make the situation any better.
As a business operator, I can assure you that in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,412
Posted By N427EF
What exactly needs to be "configured" to make the...

What exactly needs to be "configured" to make the 8:75 to 1 angle vale be happy with 94UL?


Reduced vapor pressure in 93 or 91 octane mogas is obvious but what exactly did you (experience) as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,412
Posted By N427EF
91E10

Carl,
Bringing up mogas isn't popular on this forum and hardly anybody mentions it anymore.
91E10 doesn't solve everybody's fuel problems but 8:5 to 1 compression ratios certainly run very happily on...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,716
Posted By N427EF
unbelievable

Unbelievable how many pilots don't know the rules on right of way.
In the interest of safety most of us simply yield to the "bullies" or the oblivious.

On a recent trip to Hollister Ca. I entered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,608
Posted By N427EF
2 copilots

My son Michael who recently acquired his private ticket and my 1 year old Bernidoodle. Both RV-10 rated.
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,514
Posted By N427EF
Ball Park

I think a well equipped VFR RV-10 can easily come in between 160K and 200K.
IFR equipped, as much more as you think you need to spend on avionics.
That said, your assessment of the 10 is grossly...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,868
Posted By N427EF
wait

Try to keep your excitement in check and don't start the engine yet.
I won't comment on what your hardware store bolts will do or not do when you start your engine but my concern is unnecessary...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,878
Posted By N427EF
"Don't rent to friends or relatives" as we say in...

"Don't rent to friends or relatives" as we say in the rental business.
A good friend will pay you more than you asked for because he knows you are selling too low.
Seriously, I think PaulvS is is in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By N427EF
TCW Technologies

https://www.tcwtech.com/product/safety-trim-intelligent-servo-controller/?v=7516fd43adaa

This was my answer to the frequent reports of stuck trim motors.
It comes with a few additional features...
Forum: Primers 11-07-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,548
Posted By N427EF
LP3

I am sure it has been mentioned somewhere in the annals of VAF primer wars.
On my first build RV-8, I sprayed the inside of the wing with LP3. Its great for places that don't get touched. It dries...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,564
Posted By N427EF
Does anybody do this?

Maybe at your home base but what if you are away from home?

As to engine operations if you ingest water:
Water in the tank is not the same problem as ingesting water (rain) into the carburetor.
In...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,619
Posted By N427EF
It can be a bit "cagey"

Yes, that is exactly what I mean.
In fact, the countersink cage can give you a very false sense of security when it comes to precision countersinking.
The only way I know of getting precise...
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By N427EF
Tailwheel brake lines

There is a modification you don't see everyday!:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,271
Posted By N427EF
Pre load

Everyone runs into the same issue with these rivets and given the fact that these are early in the process and quite difficult to access with some bucking bars it is not surprising to see these posts...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By N427EF
Use a more scientific approach rather than...

Use a more scientific approach rather than "playing " with restrictor sizes.
Closing your GAMI spread requires an approach where you analyze fuel flow for all cylinders.
Also, Bob is right in...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By N427EF
2 in the back

Like Ron pointed out, a better option would have been 2 batteries in the stock location behind the baggage compartment. Besides the benefit of having a few extra pounds as far aft is the obvious...
Forum: RV-10 09-29-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,763
Posted By N427EF
Another option

Here is another home brewed tug.
Works very well and the best part is you don't need to bend over to grab the front wheel axle. All is controlled from a standing position following the tug.
If you...
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