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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Not quite the specific answer but would give you...

Not quite the specific answer but would give you a good idea.
TT Digiflight II control head draws max 0.5 amps & each a/p servo can draw up to 1 amp
ADI Pilot head also 0.5amps
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Don’t know how accurate the ‘Windy’ app is, I was...

Don’t know how accurate the ‘Windy’ app is,
I was checking the wind charts when Ian’s eye was making landfall in Florida, Windy was reporting 70 - 80knots surface winds and at 1000ft Windy was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Not as popular these days (for whatever reason),...

Not as popular these days (for whatever reason), you might consider using a Sensenich aluminum prop up front instead to preserve some extra weight up front.
As you are starting with less HP, supposed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-28-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Take it to a auto repair shop. $5. Done

Take it to a auto repair shop. $5. Done
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Sometimes there is some side play between the...

Sometimes there is some side play between the rollers & the channel. Just shim them up as best as you can to stabilize things while you are glassing the skirt panels. Easy to do if your windshield...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The wingtip shape is pretty much locked in unless...

The wingtip shape is pretty much locked in unless you also remove or loosen off the W916 & W931 wing tip ribs too.

I'd remove the nutplate strips, flox in the old screw holes, & loosen at least one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Note-check that you have the vertical space under...

Note-check that you have the vertical space under the filter housing for a spacer collar. Some lower cowls are tight fit down there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Ralph Inkster
prkaye I scored a Champion 48110-1 for myself...

prkaye

I scored a Champion 48110-1 for myself from a friend recently
& as it happens just received a Tempest 48110-2 off B/O from ACS Canada yesterday.
You can have it for my costs plus shipping if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,088
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Sounds like those old Teflon additives they (used...

Sounds like those old Teflon additives they (used to?) sell in the automotive aftermarket.
I used to know a Used Car Sales Manager that loved this stuff, he would dump a can of the stuff into old...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Check Vans instructions for the FAB air filter...

Check Vans instructions for the FAB air filter installation, it calls for notching the filter element & applying sealant - for carbureted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I would think thread locker would be ok if the...

I would think thread locker would be ok if the rod end bearing was in it's final adjusted position.

Nylocks would be problematic as the nut would have to be installed backwards (upside down?). Ever...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,935
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I hate 'Bitchin Betty' ---- when my buddy is...

I hate 'Bitchin Betty'
---- when my buddy is flying along in AP mode & his EFIS is for ever screaming for him to 'trim up' 'trim down' 'trim left' 'trim right'. He has electric trim but doesn't have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By Ralph Inkster
If the rear inner surface of the flywheel pulley...

If the rear inner surface of the flywheel pulley is wet, than it’s most likely the front crank seal.
If there are wet oil streaks on the front face of the flywheel, it is the prop flange o-ring...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Yes, there are trade offs in going with a...

Yes, there are trade offs in going with a quadrant vs stock cable controls.

Per the quadrant example pictured in post#4:

I honestly can't remember how I was able to squeeze under that panel to do...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-20-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,713
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I would speculate that the splice plates got...

I would speculate that the splice plates got mixed up. The match drilled steel splice plates will only fit in their specific matched location. If a top plate was placed in a misaligned bottom...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,713
Posted By Ralph Inkster
That is by far the worst 'booboo' I have ever...

That is by far the worst 'booboo' I have ever seen!

Turn towards the exit - do not walk - RUN!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Ralph Inkster
This is the kit I was thinking of. Just screw a...

This is the kit I was thinking of.
Just screw a couple 90 fittings into the static ports, drill the side skins & glue the static ports in place & come back to the plumbing later.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Might be more convenient to install the ADAHRS...

Might be more convenient to install the ADAHRS bracket now but can be easily done later. I personally wouldnít worry about it till much later.
What I would do though is purchase the Pitot Static AOA...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Not for the kits themselves as they aren't over...

Not for the kits themselves as they aren't over $100k.
I don't know what might be in store for you when it comes time to register your plane and TC possibly relays that on to Revenue Canada & maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By Ralph Inkster
If the intent was to bid on this hulk for...

If the intent was to bid on this hulk for finishing parts, I would rather purchase known good or new parts instead. A build project is already big & involved enough, without having to sort thru a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,840
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Neat solution. Looking at the label on the boost...

Neat solution.
Looking at the label on the boost unit - 12v 1000 amp - I was wondering if the wire run from the connector to the battery (about 3 ft) gets warm during use?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The firewall is not the place to chintz out. ...

The firewall is not the place to chintz out. Follow the advice offered above & go slow.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Ralph Inkster
This is a common problem. Search "oil cooler...

This is a common problem. Search "oil cooler brace" & you will see loads of posts with multitudes of ways to fix.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,548
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Maybe a "VANS" or "VAF" decal?

Maybe a "VANS" or "VAF" decal?
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Ralph Inkster
One other thing I just thought of. Can the...

One other thing I just thought of.
Can the brake mounting bracket be bolted to the spindle backwards ( I seem to remember the Cleveland bracket was tapered a bit where it slides on to the spindle)?...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Ralph Inkster
It appears Matco slider pins might be spaced a...

It appears Matco slider pins might be spaced a bit wider than Cleveland calipers (pictured), so maybe a bit of grinding (hatched area pictured) might be required to clear the wheel pant...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I assume you rotated the alternator prior to...

I assume you rotated the alternator prior to installation to insure it rotated easily?
Have you checked that the alternator doesn't hit or rub against anything else causing it to hang up or create...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Also appears to have the stock nose wheel...

Also appears to have the stock nose wheel 11x400x5 tire on it, not a 500x5
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Not easy!

You might look at a RV10 fork (which would need modifying as well) but you would get an idea whatís required for greater fork depth. Unsure if the 500x5 width used in this fork would be wide enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,626
Posted By Ralph Inkster
This is what I found best solution for me. I...

This is what I found best solution for me. I also use the hunk of hose to remove the cap & 4" valve extension to fill the tire.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I assume you did steps to rule out carb ice? If...

I assume you did steps to rule out carb ice?
If so, with no shown improvement, I'd go for an overhauled unit.
I'd also look at the other usual items like plugs, mag timing (or overhaul if close to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Too early to worry about. Fly it thru break-in,...

Too early to worry about. Fly it thru break-in, than install fairings & evaluate later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Questions for Brian- You mention second hand...

Questions for Brian-

You mention second hand wings.. were they previously flown (& presumably the capacitance tank senders previously worked properly)?
Are these new Dynon adapters?
In your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I normally run EGT & CHT wiring spaced about 1/4"...

I normally run EGT & CHT wiring spaced about 1/4" away from the B Lead with tie wraps. No issues to report.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Something wrong there. I have calibrated this...

Something wrong there. I have calibrated this set up many times and have been able to get accurate readings the full range down to empty.
Is it at all possible the sense wire was only connected to...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Modifying the nose fork to fit the bigger tire...

Modifying the nose fork to fit the bigger tire would be the big challenge.
Wheel pants are easy to deal with in comparison.
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Maybe ask your local avionics tech what is a...

Maybe ask your local avionics tech what is a suppression circuit in a TSO'd transponder situation iis & would it be needed in an experimental.
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Ralph Inkster
As long as its secured & can't come tumbling...

As long as its secured & can't come tumbling down, no prob!
I did similar & stored them in the crate. Was a great place to also store long metal pieces.
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Ralph Inkster
My Exp TailbeaconX also has a white wire. I plan...

My Exp TailbeaconX also has a white wire. I plan to ignore it per the Exp manual as it is listed in the Certified manual as optional. So grounding or not is your choice.

excerpt from TailbeaconX...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,768
Posted By Ralph Inkster
More info needed What engine / prop do you have...

More info needed
What engine / prop do you have now?
What performance factors with the current engine do you not like?
What performance return do you want?
What budget are you willing to pay for...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Another option - Spruce does have Newton duplex...

Another option - Spruce does have Newton duplex valve in stock.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Awkward process but I've had best success as...

Awkward process but I've had best success as follows;

Bottom Cowl first
- place the vert hinge pins on top of the engine- easy to reach.
- (I'm right handed, so) right hand under cowl just in front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I would second Larry's concerns regarding...

I would second Larry's concerns regarding hindering air flow.

But if you are set in your desire to do a crossover, I would approach Vetterman or similar supplier about fabricating a 90deg shroud. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-07-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,798
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Would sadly look forward to that YouTube! Be...

Would sadly look forward to that YouTube! Be sure to announce it!
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,735
Posted By Ralph Inkster
No, No. My new quest is 'the art of turning...

No, No. My new quest is 'the art of turning business away, learning to say no.'
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,735
Posted By Ralph Inkster
My misunderstanding, I assumed you intended to...

My misunderstanding, I assumed you intended to swap out the skins for longer ones, add a couple ribs and longer rear baffle, this would be my path to get on building (and have done on my current 6...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,735
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Un-tempered 2024-t0 is used in some hydroform...

Un-tempered 2024-t0 is used in some hydroform production runs & would need tempering after. You can hydroform simple shapes with tempered 2024-t3 but use techniques like notching the flange & fluting...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,735
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I'm suprised that in this long thread - nobody...

I'm suprised that in this long thread - nobody has suggested to just fabricate a couple ribs & get on with it.
Copy the shape from ribs you already have to melamine boards, cut & route the edges,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,361
Posted By Ralph Inkster
HA! you seriously think this won't lead to the...

HA! you seriously think this won't lead to the endless debate??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I prefer Left seat but made myself competent in...

I prefer Left seat but made myself competent in Left, Right, or Center depending what plane Iím in at the moment & who Iím giving a ride too.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Ralph Inkster
If I remember correctly the mounting holes are...

If I remember correctly the mounting holes are tapered. If the wrong screw is used (wrong taper, AN screws are 100 deg, hardware store screws are not), this might be causing the failure. As another...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,384
Posted By Ralph Inkster
That's a great compromise!

That's a great compromise!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,384
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The cost of ego & bragging rights. 360 angle...

The cost of ego & bragging rights.
360 angle valve (200hp) over 360 parallel valve (180hp) add $8300*
390 angle valve (215hp) over 360 angle valve (200hp) add $4100*
total additional cost 390...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-03-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Sorry no extras - these are for projects. The...

Sorry no extras - these are for projects. The vinyl one literally took me about a half hour to whip up (& I'm very happy with the result). I just wanted to illustrate what could be done.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-03-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I assume you have the factory brass valve. I...

I assume you have the factory brass valve.

I recall an aftermarket plate being available resembling a compass rose but haven't seen them in a long long time.

Pictured are 2 examples of plate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Look at the VANS supplied lower rudder fairing...

Look at the VANS supplied lower rudder fairing which has a lamp flange formed in it. Check the VANS build manual for any instruction to modify the counter weight with or without a lamp. If they had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Ralph Inkster
What are you planning to do with the nose wheel?...

What are you planning to do with the nose wheel? The fork will not allow you to up size that tire - with taller 380 tires on the mains, your plane will definitely have a more nose down attitude
The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Scott Hersha "I assume the goal is reduced...

Scott Hersha
"I assume the goal is reduced parasitic drag..."

Nothing so noble - I had a smooth cowl laying around & decided to make it work. I like it not being like everybody else's RV...

As for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,044
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Vic would be the best guy anywhere to offer...

Vic would be the best guy anywhere to offer thoughtful advice!

Sorry the OP has to go thru this ordeal.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Rules of thumb - If screw driver slots gets worn...

Rules of thumb -
If screw driver slots gets worn - change it
If screw gets hard to turn out (threads galling) - change it
Stainless Steel screws wear out quicker than cad plated ones
these quantities...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Homebrew snorkel for a 360 with SDS vertical...

Homebrew snorkel for a 360 with SDS vertical throttle body to fit in a stock smooth lower cowl.
You would have to do some cowl modifications (bulge it) to get this arrangement to fit under a carb or...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-30-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,552
Posted By Ralph Inkster
would'a - should'a - could'a After modifying...

would'a - should'a - could'a

After modifying fuel system (adding fuel flow) it would be wise to do a fuel flow test?
sender could be jammed, line could be collapsed, or in this case the totally...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-29-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Can't see them illustrated in the pdf RV-6/A...

Can't see them illustrated in the pdf RV-6/A plans as not all sheets are represented on these. Try to find a complete paper plan set that you can have a look at.

I do see them on the RV7/A pdf...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,436
Posted By Ralph Inkster
3 flute countersink bit with pilot nipple. Back...

3 flute countersink bit with pilot nipple. Back up the plexi with a piece of wood drilled with a pilot hole. Go light & slow as mentioned before & this job will be done in 3 minutes (quicker than it...
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