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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Nozzle Orientation

These instructions came with my Airflow Performance FI system (uses Lycoming IO nozzles):
"Torque the nozzle body to 40 to 60 inch pounds. If the nozzle will be installed in any position other than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,436
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Has anyone tried Just Aviation Permatex by itself...

Has anyone tried Just Aviation Permatex by itself (no gasket)?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,929
Posted By Andrew Anunson
COM

Not arguing against your lineup at all... just curious as to why you want to have a transponder in an emergency instead of your COM. I am currently installing my IBBS and need to make some decisions...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,857
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Does your Whirlwind prop have an aluminum hub? ...

Does your Whirlwind prop have an aluminum hub? If so, the Nordlock washers could work very well.

I don't think Nordlock washers would work at all with a one piece wood or composite prop since the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-23-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,330
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Pilots can run a Lycoming LOP (lean of peak) for...

Pilots can run a Lycoming LOP (lean of peak) for high efficiency and clean running. That isn't an option with the UL Power engines since the FADEC controls the mixture. So far, Lycoming engines run...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-19-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Andrew Anunson
I would not paint it... it already looks good and...

I would not paint it... it already looks good and it is protected from the elements. It will take more time, more paint, and more weight to paint it. Also, if you paint it and then decide to add...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-19-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,575
Posted By Andrew Anunson
One Magneto, One EI

I have heard that running one magneto, one EI is hard on the mag because the EI runs with advanced timing and the mag does not. Is there any truth to this?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,308
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Is it OK to have that 100 amp shunt between the...

Is it OK to have that 100 amp shunt between the battery and the starter? What happens to the shunt when your starter pulls 200 to 300 cranking amps?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,568
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Is your quote for just liability (how much?) or...

Is your quote for just liability (how much?) or does that include hull coverage?
Forum: RV-3 06-03-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Andrew Anunson
The Lord mounts are supposed to be alot smaller...

The Lord mounts are supposed to be alot smaller than the engine mount cups. It isn’t supposed to be a close fit. You will cause an unsafe condition by adding your proposed sleeves.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-22-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Searched "Cut & Buff" and got no hits. Could you...

Searched "Cut & Buff" and got no hits. Could you help locate this thread?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By Andrew Anunson
This is likely...

Replace plain magneto with e-mag + $1,200.00--->
This means you get the engine with an e-mag in one magneto spot and an impulse magneto in the other magneto spot.


Install one e-mag and remove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Andrew Anunson
I have two friends that installed Lord gel mounts...

I have two friends that installed Lord gel mounts and the gel leaked out in less than 5 years. Also, its my understanding that the gel makes no difference in flight... the gel dampens engine...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-13-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,621
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Solution

As a fellow engineer, I will ask you a serious question:
What problem are you trying to solve?

Also... Engine Wish List
Cost: $100 per hp
Longevity: 30yrs or 3000 hours with only oil, filter, spark...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,664
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Spend time with your wife and your kids. Go on...

Spend time with your wife and your kids. Go on vacations, go to school events, go out to eat, go on picnics.... take her on dates and stay up late with her. Do ALL the stuff you are going to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,366
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Eagle's Nest Website

You have created a wonderful program. Will there be any updates to the website?
Forum: Fiberglass 07-29-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,561
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Exotherm

The reason West 105 is often recommended against is that it will exotherm quickly. After mixing the eopxy with the hardener, you must pour it out of the mixing cup within a few minutes or else it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,235
Posted By Andrew Anunson
I drove in... yes it was too big, too crowded. I...

I drove in... yes it was too big, too crowded. I saw hundreds (if not a thousand) aircraft parked and camping way down in Fond Du Lac (saw them from the interstate) on Monday and Wednesday. I wish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,017
Posted By Andrew Anunson
1/4 turn

I've had my cowling on and off what seems like 100 times during the build and engine installation..... SO GLAD I went with 1/4 turn fasteners.

I too, do not use the retaining rings... but instead...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,162
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Options

While the RV kits are undoubtedly the best kit plane available, they are also one of the most expensive experimental options.

Where is that Long-EZ your Dad used to fly? Is it available for...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Andrew Anunson
1/4" thick filler can lead to visible cracks due...

1/4" thick filler can lead to visible cracks due to the shrinking of the cured epoxy, and it is heavy. For a contour correction that thick, consider adding foam, sanding the foam to the profile that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,203
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Gear

Request for your next product...

Landing Gear Controller (has lidar and airspeed inputs... gear extends when at flying speed and less than xxx feet agl, retracts at flying speed and above xxx agl).
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,131
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Solder Sleeves

The solder sleeves shown in the video you linked look like the import (immitation) solder sleeves. Have you tried using the airworthy (military spec) solder sleeves made by Raychem or Sumitomo (and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,435
Posted By Andrew Anunson
water

Don't use water to test your fuel system unless you can get all of the water removed fairly quickly. Water supports life.... stuff will grow in your fuel lines, filters, valves, and any inaccessible...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-26-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,448
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Those fuel filters look small.... though I admit...

Those fuel filters look small.... though I admit sometimes looks can be deceiving. What is the filter area (sq. inches) of them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Shunt

Between + battery terminal and master solenoid.
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,408
Posted By Andrew Anunson
RV-14 360 degree view

The 360 degree view doesn't seem to work anymore....

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-14a-360/\

Wonder if it will be brought back... its a great tool!
Forum: COMM 02-14-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Andrew Anunson
thanks!

Its great to know that the G3X system works so well with both a panel mount and a remote com.

My final excuses to get a panel mount are they look good and the ability to change frequency if the...
Forum: COMM 02-14-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Andrew Anunson
G3X COMM

To those of you that have a G3X touch and a panel mount COMM (with remote capability), do you typically use the touch screen (GDU) or the COMM controls for radio functions?

I guess its worth the...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,526
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Adapters

Since its in the cabin, not the engine compartment, can you use adapters for workshop dust collection systems or for shop vac hoses?

Carefully check dimensions of the hoses you plan to use as well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,370
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Hello Dan, Did you ever do this specific...

Hello Dan,
Did you ever do this specific experiment? I have a -6 SS bulkhead fitting through the firewall with aluminum fuel line (and nut) on the cool side of the firewall.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,174
Posted By Andrew Anunson
You are CORRECT airguy, most companies go out of...

You are CORRECT airguy, most companies go out of business... specifically why its important to have a good source for spare parts.

The repair parts for Precision/Bendix/Avstar are available from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,174
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Parts

Its may not be a big deal, but consider parts availability and overhaul cost.
Overhaul servo every 12 yrs
Overhaul Flow Divider 8 yrs

Where can you get parts for Airflow Performance (other than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,576
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Support

I can't get new factory parts for our '91 VW, but I can get new factory parts for my '75 BMW motorcycle. I don't know why BMW still supports 50 year old motorcycles... but they do. VW could do the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By Andrew Anunson
I think it depends on your compression ratio.......

I think it depends on your compression ratio.... less than 8.7:1 and we use 25 BTDC, 8.7:1 or higher and we use 20 BTDC.
The XP-360 is available with 8.5:1 standard and options for 7.2:1 and 9:1...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-20-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Thanks!

Thank you very much! I will be ordering from AP tomorrow... I had looked and looked but missed it.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-20-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Flow Divider Nipples

Are there 45 deg. fittings available for the flow divider (spider) outlets? If so, does anyone know the part number / source?
Should be the same for Airflow Performance, Bendix, Avstar, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,830
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Oohhh...

These explanations cover the how and the why. I really do appreciate it! Thanks for taking time to better understand the G3X system.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,830
Posted By Andrew Anunson
G3X Power On / Off

How do you turn a G3X on and off?
Forum: COMM 01-17-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,104
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Intercom

Ooohhh... I want one of these!!!
1.) Can the pilot and copilot both hear and speak during phone calls?
2.) Does the GTR200B disconnect or prohibit calls by itself at any time?
3.) Can we hear the COM...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-03-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,426
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Composite aircraft parts are painted light colors...

Composite aircraft parts are painted light colors so that the core material (most often foam) does not exceed temperature limitations (in addition to fiberglass and epoxy getting to hot). The foam...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,104
Posted By Andrew Anunson
What is this instruction? Thanks!

What is this instruction?

Thanks!
Forum: Safety 12-12-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,773
Posted By Andrew Anunson
The way I read it, it can cover ANY 4200, 4300,...

The way I read it, it can cover ANY 4200, 4300, or 4700 series magneto... because it also covers K3822 distributor block replacement kits and K3008 distributor gear assemblies dated September 26,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,884
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Ten Year

Precision Airmotive recommends overhaul of their FI servo 10 years (or 2600 hours whichever comes first) after first put in to service. You could consider having their FI Servo and flow divider...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,139
Posted By Andrew Anunson
No, its not loud.... and its a low pitch sound. ...

No, its not loud.... and its a low pitch sound. Nothing at all like a noisy oil-less compressor.
Any of the 220V oil type compressors will be awesome. The 220V is just as important as the tank...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,139
Posted By Andrew Anunson
#1 - The air compressor you listed requires 220V....

#1 - The air compressor you listed requires 220V. Do you have 220 available in your workshop? Any 220V compressor should be fine, while many 110V compressors will not. Get the oil type if you can...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By Andrew Anunson
AP Panels

I realize that looks aren't everything... but the Garmin G3X AP controls LOOK so much nicer than the Skyview offering. Is that Skyview AP control easy to use?
Also, shouldn't the Dynon Up/Down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Andrew Anunson
James Wheel Pants

I have a new set of Sam James RV-10 wheel pants. In the largest x-section of the wheel pant, at the tire location, the dimensions are...

14" tall
10" wide

The overall length is 44" long. Go to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-22-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,582
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Nope... I did not, but the current "Sky Nav"...

Nope... I did not, but the current "Sky Nav" version is intended to provide more complete strobe coverage than the previous version (the Ultra). A friend if mine likes his Ultra version of these.
Forum: COMM 09-21-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,035
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Peltor

Please let us all know how the Peltor headset works out... I have used Peltors in my workshop for 20 years and have always wondered how their aviation headsets are.

I am also VERY interested in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-07-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,896
Posted By Andrew Anunson
I can't answer your questions, but I am getting...

I can't answer your questions, but I am getting the same uneasy feeling while currently shopping for avionics. Specifically, it appears that Dynon and Garmin both require their own brand of ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,274
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Do the PWM speed control options create a noisy...

Do the PWM speed control options create a noisy system?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,274
Posted By Andrew Anunson
For more of a "homebuilt style" option, do an...

For more of a "homebuilt style" option, do an internet search for "40A DC Motor Speed Control Reversible PWM-12V" and you can install one of these to control the speed of your trim motor without...
Forum: Safety 09-04-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,155
Posted By Andrew Anunson
There have been at least 9 RV crashes and 4 RV...

There have been at least 9 RV crashes and 4 RV fatalities associated with canopies opening in flight.... so it should be a worthwhile discussion.
Not caused by, necessarily... but associated with. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,138
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Just a few years ago their was major concern...

Just a few years ago their was major concern (worry) we were about to run out of ALL petroleum (Peak Oil). Don't worry about 100LL.... worry about choosing a reliable engine with reliable systems......
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,534
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Yeah... can you call Vans about their mistake in...

Yeah... can you call Vans about their mistake in your kit so that they make the change?
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,097
Posted By Andrew Anunson
This is an awesome set! For anyone planning to...

This is an awesome set!

For anyone planning to try to get their fuel hoses that look like these hoses but from a discount source, please realize that its not easy to find fuel hoses with conductive...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-09-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,561
Posted By Andrew Anunson
How much was the shipping? West Marine sells...

How much was the shipping? West Marine sells resin for $85 and hardener for $45, but offers free shipping.
Forum: COMM 07-18-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Andrew Anunson
OK I see.... good to know that intercom features...

OK I see.... good to know that intercom features only work with the actual intercom that we are plugged in to.

The GMA 245 intercom appears to be a good solution for the higher end IFR panels that...
Forum: COMM 07-17-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Andrew Anunson
OK, good to know... Thanks. Many people really...

OK, good to know... Thanks.

Many people really like the internal intercom of the GTR 200 due to the excellent sound quality and included features. If we hook the GTR 200 up to an external 4 place...
Forum: COMM 07-17-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Andrew Anunson
GTR 200 Four Place

Is there a way to install the Garmin GTR 200 COM and use the internal intercom for four headsets?
Forum: Southeast 07-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,524
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Like you said... there is little general aviation...

Like you said... there is little general aviation activity in this region. I am based close to you in Wise, VA, and although we have an EAA chapter here, nobody in our chapter has built or is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,535
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Is your vent line built so that it holds fuel...

Is your vent line built so that it holds fuel inside it while on the ground and/or in flight?

The vent line should drain itself when your aircraft is parked... right? Either drain to the ground or...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-13-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By Andrew Anunson
Any assembly lube or loctite used anywhere?

Any assembly lube or loctite used anywhere?
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