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Forum: Tools 03-02-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By avrojockey
Do this...cheap, fast, less...

Do this...cheap, fast, less interference...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=163846
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,675
Posted By avrojockey
I watched BuildFlyGo's recent vids on his Mexico...

I watched BuildFlyGo's recent vids on his Mexico trip and all the paperwork is enough for me to avoid that nonsense. When I was at NJA we carried a lot of "tip" money going to Mexico to grease the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Dan! I would have never considered...

Thanks Dan! I would have never considered engine-line-pump movement causing fitting to come loose. Funny how there's safety wire on oil filters which are not prone to this but not a b-nut for a fuel...
Forum: Tools 02-28-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By avrojockey
The one I just bought has it's own 5" 720p...

The one I just bought has it's own 5" 720p screen. It will also record to the including 32GB micro sd and hook up to your Mac via usb to see the videos in 1080, but the screen on the unit is a very...
Forum: Tools 02-27-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By avrojockey
Yep that's the one I got! The I bought the...

Yep that's the one I got! The I bought the Vividia VA-400 recommended by Mike Busch and I thought it was lacking too.

Here's some shots I took today...

https://youtu.be/2QR6PdMuLjA

To be honest, I...
Forum: Tools 02-27-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By avrojockey
This is the one I have but it's this years model...

This is the one I have but it's this years model hat came out in Dec. I think the only difference is the screen on the unit is 720p, both record in 1080p though
Forum: Tools 02-24-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By avrojockey
Yes...in fact it does a much better job than the...

Yes...in fact it does a much better job than the Vividia VA-400, even though it doesn't have the articulating head.

The semi-rigid design let's you fold it back on itself before inserting into plug...
Forum: Tools 02-22-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By avrojockey
Sample video from borescope...much better...

Sample video from borescope...much better resolution than most.

https://youtu.be/eVq7OChixjA
Forum: Tools 02-22-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,454
Posted By avrojockey
Borescope Recommendation

There's no shortage of cheap borescopes on Amazon - several recommended here, and by notable A&Ps.

On the recommendations of a few I bought a Vividia VA400. Unfortunately, I've had nothing but...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-21-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By avrojockey
Looks exactly like my CP-214, but with a longeron...

Looks exactly like my CP-214, but with a longeron yoke.

Not sure if the leather piston seals can be replaced if it was ever oiled, but for $200 I would take the chance
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By avrojockey
Fantastic vid...how and in what orientation did...

Fantastic vid...how and in what orientation did you have the Go Pro Max...Iím real interested in getting one. The 360 stitching on the video is great
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-20-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By avrojockey
WTB: 3" Yoke for CP Squeezer

Anyone have a spare 3" yoke lying around they want to sell? PM me

For a standard size Chicago Pneumatic "C" squeezer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,412
Posted By avrojockey
Cleaned my exhaust... I have a custom stainless...

Cleaned my exhaust...

I have a custom stainless exhaust thats a crossover that eventually leads into one 2.5" pipe that exits cowling. With the oxidation, it was pretty unsightly because you can see...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By avrojockey
The little square facet pumps should be pretty...

The little square facet pumps should be pretty reliable...more than the mechanical one. They're solid state, and the only moving part is the piston...see...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By avrojockey
Whats your mission? Unless there's need to do...

Whats your mission? Unless there's need to do aerobatics, then out the -9 on search list also.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-09-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By avrojockey
I wish my hanger was 52F right now...in...

I wish my hanger was 52F right now...in temperature!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Bob...no stamp on bolt. The measurements I...

Thanks Bob...no stamp on bolt. The measurements I took pointed to a normal interference fit so it makes sense it's a normal thru bolt. Just wanted to check.

FYI...cam and tappets still looking good....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By avrojockey
Diameter of Normal Thru Stud?

Anyone know the diameter of a normal sized Lycoming 76220 thru stud or have one around they can mic?

There seems to be a previous attempt to repair my thru stud leak and I want to know if I have an...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,004
Posted By avrojockey
If you split and give Rob the Hartwells I'l take...

If you split and give Rob the Hartwells I'l take the Camlocs in 34...text sent
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,451
Posted By avrojockey
If you don't want to spend $ on smoke machine -...

If you don't want to spend $ on smoke machine - Ductape shop vac hose from vac output to the cowling intake...open throttle...spritz intake tube joints with slightly soapy water...any leaks will...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By avrojockey
Looks like a combo of black and red RTV, commonly...

Looks like a combo of black and red RTV, commonly used to fill gaps in the cutout.

That chunk accidentally going through my induction system gives me nightmares, so I switched to the KN E-3322. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,374
Posted By avrojockey
Really miss the Tail Dragger...been about 7 years...

Really miss the Tail Dragger...been about 7 years since I was in MEV.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By avrojockey
I read the manual...300 in-lb temp case torque...

I read the manual...300 in-lb temp case torque and measure ID of bearing. It also appears the .0038 is well within limits
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By avrojockey
One other thing thats worth noting. The rebuild...

One other thing thats worth noting. The rebuild log shows that main had the most clearance with the crank installed...not sure how this is measured except with math using the bearing thickness, but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By avrojockey
It appears that SI1290 you can go to a .001-.002...

It appears that SI1290 you can go to a .001-.002 oversized bolt without reaming if the bore is clean...because that Lycoming reamer is $1300 :eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Bill...yes I confirmed its the oil that is...

Thanks Bill...yes I confirmed its the oil that is UV reflective (Phillips XC). Shines plain as day on the dipstick and the little drops on the floor from my breather. It's pretty cool...even when you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By avrojockey
Lycoming SI 1290 for Thru Bolt Leak

If you see my other post, Divco thinks I have middle main fretting (common) that will likely need rework. Thinking about doing Lycoming SI 1290, reaming and oversizing the thru bolt. Anyone have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By avrojockey
Talked to Divco...they seem to think that if it's...

Talked to Divco...they seem to think that if it's leaking that much then the middle main is fretted.

They indicated that a crack will weep and then stain because a crack can go on in that area for a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By avrojockey
It is definitely coming from the thru stud at the...

It is definitely coming from the thru stud at the 1-1:30 position on the #2 cylinder. I cleaned everything up again until you could eat of it and inspected all around with a mirror...definitely the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By avrojockey
Doesn't a punch just wedge the plug in tighter?

Doesn't a punch just wedge the plug in tighter?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By avrojockey
I think Blackstone is the best. I like the fact...

I think Blackstone is the best. I like the fact there's an actual person that break things down for ya.

Months seem like a long time. I live a little closer to them than you, but it usually only...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By avrojockey
Depending on your current install and intended...

Depending on your current install and intended operation (IFR/VFR)...many of the Garmin GPS navigators have built in AHRS information to send to Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight. For IFR, I use this as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By avrojockey
Harvey Watt I have term with no exceptions other...

Harvey Watt

I have term with no exceptions other than suicide in the first 2 years. RV flying, aerial firefighting, airline pilot...didn't matter. Though, most I can get is 1.5M and it required a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By avrojockey
3/4" SCAT Duct Flange?

I need a couple 3/4" aluminum flanges for scat blast tubing...smallest ACS has is 1". Anyone know source?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,929
Posted By avrojockey
It came down to loads...the load during...

It came down to loads...the load during transmission was going to put me into a 6aH unit even without the GTX, and the transponder I can always shut off once I get the handheld spun up to talk. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,929
Posted By avrojockey
I have the 3ah TCW IBBS, in an IFR panel I fly...

I have the 3ah TCW IBBS, in an IFR panel I fly IFR regularly. This is what I have...

1. GDU 370
2. GDU 375
3. #1 GSU 25
4. GEA 24
5. GPS 175
6. GMC 307 (no AP servos but to control FD, draws only...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-21-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By avrojockey
Flightline has...

Flightline has them...

https://www.flightlineinteriors.com/accessories
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By avrojockey
Like Don said...do it. I had the same question...

Like Don said...do it.

I had the same question of applicably about a year ago. I reality it doesn't matter unless you find pitting out of limits...then there's debate on legality. As far as the EAA...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Larry...starting to understand now how oil...

Thanks Larry...starting to understand now how oil can be migrating that way. On further review of record, the case was not sent out but locally cleaned, inspected dimensionally (I have all those...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By avrojockey
About 1300 on a field overhaul that was thorough...

About 1300 on a field overhaul that was thorough and extensively documented. almost 700 since topped with new ECI jugs....engine is running very good with clean oil so I would hate to jump to any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By avrojockey
There are great books available on glassing and...

There are great books available on glassing and repairs...if you're on a budge there are plans for the still Long Ez floating around on the internet to download...very good general construction...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-16-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Dan! I figured that was it but couldn't...

Thanks Dan! I figured that was it but couldn't find any info!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By avrojockey
Where is My Filter Bypass?

Standard CH48110 filter is called out in the parts catalog for the -E2D, but my engine has been equipped with a CH48103 (or equivalent) because it has a CH48212 converter stud installed.

It appears...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By avrojockey
Your technique is not wrong but it leaves little...

Your technique is not wrong but it leaves little room for operational and environmental variation...lets us break down your technique before you start tearing your engine apart looking for a problem...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By avrojockey
#2, through stud and it's not coming from...

#2, through stud and it's not coming from anything but the threads so I don't think it the cylinder base o-ring. I understand the through stud leak can only be permanently fixed at overhaul. I'm not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By avrojockey
From Batteries Plus...it's smaller than the...

From Batteries Plus...it's smaller than the picture implies, so it can get into tight places. Worked great!

https://www.batteriesplus.com/productdetails/fla10020
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By avrojockey
This is basically a zero-throttle start technique...

This is basically a zero-throttle start technique and it works every time!

After learning to start large radials on the primer - understanding the nuances of fuel to air ratio - how it's not fuel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By avrojockey
Tracking Down Oil leak - Looking Like a Stud

Pun intended...things were getting too oily so I decided to hunt it down. Here's what I did...


I washed down my O320-E2D really well with Aviation Simple Green and low pressure warm water to get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By avrojockey
Knowing this would have saved me hours in my leak...

Knowing this would have saved me hours in my leak fix.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By avrojockey
The three-pack of Duracells that Costco sells has...

The three-pack of Duracells that Costco sells has a red led lamp in addition to spot and flood. I wear this at night. It's nice to have the red lamp for flying and the white light for pre/post flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By avrojockey
I think you'll find you may not need all the...

I think you'll find you may not need all the function of a light designed for variability of airline cockpit that needs to meet the desires of 100s of pilots, but this is similar to the 737 removable...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By avrojockey
Bob... Last couple pages of this doc list the...

Bob...

Last couple pages of this doc list the products for stripping and paint. Stripping product is specific to magnesium.

https://www.parker.com/literature/WBtech.PDF
...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By avrojockey
Definitely magnesium...finally found the part no...

Definitely magnesium...finally found the part no (40-78B) and tested some exposed metal with white vinegar.

Still some debate on drying after stripping. It appears you can air dry if ambient...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By avrojockey
Repairing Magnesium Wheels

Cleveland/Parker manual gives the paint and stripper to be used, but no process information.

First - the recommended wheel assembly from Cleveland is a magnesium wheel. I would like to get a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,980
Posted By avrojockey
Those are good compressions...taken hot or cold....

Those are good compressions...taken hot or cold. if they're cold then you may get better reading if the engine is warmed up in the pattern a bit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-30-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By avrojockey
Looks like I need to replace the tire. They're...

Looks like I need to replace the tire. They're retreaded Goodyear FS II, and Goodyear says any time there's zero pressure and tire is moved under load it must be sent in for inspection. Doesn't seem...
Forum: Safety 12-29-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,228
Posted By avrojockey
Agreed, I wouldn't use the NOCO to "maintain" the...

Agreed, I wouldn't use the NOCO to "maintain" the battery as there's no need for a healthy one. I recommended this model specifically because it has regulated DC power supply setting which outputs...
Forum: Safety 12-29-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,228
Posted By avrojockey
Fully agree with everyone about knowing your...

Fully agree with everyone about knowing your electrical system intimately and having the redundancy if flying IFR. However, your aircraft seemed to be designed with redundancy to handle your...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By avrojockey
I would ground the shield to the backshell using...

I would ground the shield to the backshell using pigtails and solder splices. If there are molex connectors then use the connector to continue the shield circuit if there's a spare spot, or jump it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By avrojockey
So I was concerned with the sidewall scuffing but...

So I was concerned with the sidewall scuffing but according to AC20-97B tire should be changed when the sidewall damage penetrates the outermost structural ply. This is not the condition in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By avrojockey
I'm in KATW, unheated t-hangar, oil-sump...

I'm in KATW, unheated t-hangar, oil-sump preheater only. I was concerned as you were.

No primer...not needed. Waste of space, and adds risk (air/fuel leaks).

Crank...then pump 2x just like your 172...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,198
Posted By avrojockey
Most relief tubes I've seen have a Venturi at the...

Most relief tubes I've seen have a Venturi at the exit to facilitate the suck. Also long runs of tubing would certainly be harder to maintain
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 21,263
Posted By avrojockey
I'm aware this is an old thread but it surprises...

I'm aware this is an old thread but it surprises me so many people are not comfortable flying a properly equipped and maintained RV IFR. I'll take my RV in low weather over driving in similar any day...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By avrojockey
What does the install manual for ELT require?...

What does the install manual for ELT require? Shielded 20-22 gauge is only $1 a foot from ACS. Then you remove any doubt that make linger and bug you for years.
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