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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By mlw450802
The fount of knowledge on this forum is...

The fount of knowledge on this forum is incredible and comforting when I have concerns.

I really appreciate everyone's willingness to help at all times.
Thanks to everyone.

-Mike
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By mlw450802
Thanks Kyle. I assume there are a range of cases...

Thanks Kyle.
I assume there are a range of cases that might fit. I'll try to find a list of interchangeable units.

-Mike
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By mlw450802
Add Mechanical Fuel Pump to O320-D2J

I have an O320-D2J (no mechanical fuel pump) and I have an O320-E2D accessory case I would like to fit to the D2J.

Other than the obvious gaskets and new fuel pump, are there other internals that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,347
Posted By mlw450802
I am there. Any tricks to get the second tube in...

I am there. Any tricks to get the second tube in without pinching?
It seems that with air or without air, the tube ID is always between the wheel halves. I seem to not have nearly enough fingers to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,081
Posted By mlw450802
did catto change web address?

I'm finally nearing completion of my plane and I decided to go online to order my prop and got indication that cattoprops.com had expired and was available for purchase. Anyone with inside knowledge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,999
Posted By mlw450802
Check allowable overrange

You should check to make sure you haven't overranged your 5 bar sensor to the extent that the sensing element is permanently deformed.

-mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,329
Posted By mlw450802
they are big, but...

It's way distorted due to the map's being a mercator projection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,686
Posted By mlw450802
Loved the spray hood!

:DGreat Job Richard!
I really liked the clever spray painting hood!
-mike
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-12-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,072
Posted By mlw450802
Jconard, It would seem this should go both ways....

Jconard,
It would seem this should go both ways. Are you an injured party?
What skin of yours is in Jan's game? I apologize if I have missed the posts where you have been directly involved with these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2007, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By mlw450802
OK, I'm going to beat the poor old horse one more...

OK,
I'm going to beat the poor old horse one more time.

If the part that evaporates is 4.2 pounds (the Volatile Organic Compounds) and the part that stays behind (the solids) weighs 37.5% of the...
Forum: Web Site Development 09-04-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,567
Posted By mlw450802
Brockster, Under user CP, Edit...

Brockster,
Under user CP,
Edit options,
Miscellaneous options. In the drop down box choose: "Enhanced interface Full WYSIWYG Editing"

The extra icons should then show up.

-Mike
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-29-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By mlw450802
Yup. Definitely not poka-yoke. -mike

Yup.
Definitely not poka-yoke.
-mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By mlw450802
Good pictures. Thanks!

Good pictures. Thanks!
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-25-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,186
Posted By mlw450802
me too

I've often wondered that myself. I suppose that the loss of two cylinder heads and the gain of a crankshaft has worked in their favor.

It seem like it would be a wash at best.

-mike

(august...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,794
Posted By mlw450802
Maybe different Tom Moore?

We may have another "Doug Reeves" type coincidence here.
It's possible this is not the same 7A or Tom Moore or maybe he swapped out the H6 for the 360.
I recognized the name from when I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,794
Posted By mlw450802
eggenfellner subaru

I see that #21 (Tom Moore) turned in a fairly respectable 215 mph average in his RV7A. I believe he still has the eggenfellner H-6 power plant.


Race # Aircraft Tail Number Pilot Start Finish...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-23-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,613
Posted By mlw450802
VAF Member Pierre Smith's signature line quote is...

VAF Member Pierre Smith's signature line quote is probably the truest of any you'll find on this subject.

"It's never skill or craftsmanship that completes airplanes, it's the will to do...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,144
Posted By mlw450802
Just take your trusty dremel and a cutoff wheel...

Just take your trusty dremel and a cutoff wheel and lop off the entire bolt. You wouldn't want to re-use either part
-mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,203
Posted By mlw450802
Even if you don't have a window....

I did something very similar to this but just whacked a hole in the garage wall and stuck in a small window unit. Works great!
Not at home, so no pictures but you get the idea. Plus you are not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By mlw450802
This is perhaps too late for you but I think the...

This is perhaps too late for you but I think the left and right wing skins are mirrors of each other.
If you dimpled one the wrong way and haven't dimpled the other, just reverse which wing you put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,268
Posted By mlw450802
Check this out: http://www.alibre.com/products/ ...

Check this out:
http://www.alibre.com/products/

-mike
Forum: Safety 06-12-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,388
Posted By mlw450802
Lightbulb It is getting a little toasty

I think some of the misunderstanding may be due to a confusion of the center of lift and the center of gravity.

If the center of lift is forward of the CG, then the aircraft will pitch up and the...
Forum: Safety 06-12-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,388
Posted By mlw450802
C'mon guys. Think weight and balance. We move the...

C'mon guys. Think weight and balance. We move the CG (balance point) of the aircraft all over the place when we load it. If the CG is moved forward, more weight will be on the nose wheel. If is is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,750
Posted By mlw450802
The accelerometers know which way is "down"....

The accelerometers know which way is "down".
When you are standing on the earth, that is an easy calculation. Unfortunately in an aircraft, in well coordinated flight, "down" is always where your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By mlw450802
Darrell, I sent you a PM. -mike

Darrell,
I sent you a PM.
-mike
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By mlw450802
Thanks Kyle, That's good news! As I said, I need...

Thanks Kyle, That's good news!
As I said, I need to purchase one of the overhaul manuals and then start shopping for the appropriate accessory case and parts.

-mike
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By mlw450802
The engine has fewer than 50 hrs on a fresh...

The engine has fewer than 50 hrs on a fresh overhaul and I am reluctant to tear it down. I need to get an overhaul manual to see what level of disassembly is required to get the accessory case off to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By mlw450802
O-320 D2J fuel pump question

I have an O320 D2J (no engine driven fuel pump provision) and was wondering if an adapter is available to use the vacuum pump drive pad for a mechanical fuel pump?
I don't plan on any vacuum driven...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,989
Posted By mlw450802
Everybody hates to have those buck-ugly rivets!:D...

Everybody hates to have those buck-ugly rivets!:D
-mike
Forum: Autopilots 05-29-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By mlw450802
I may be out to lunch here and if so, I am sure...

I may be out to lunch here and if so, I am sure it will be corrected but I believe the servos are the same. The vs version autopilots have 'vertical steering' capabilities.
Mike
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,435
Posted By mlw450802
You are right. Also, hardened 4130 will range...

You are right. Also, hardened 4130 will range from 130 to 170 ksi tensile strength. I know it is not the intention of the fabricator to harden up the tubing but the welding process may create...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,205
Posted By mlw450802
If there's a poll, I'm voting with Dan! -mike

If there's a poll, I'm voting with Dan!

-mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,402
Posted By mlw450802
Use RTV?

Having had years of experience with buzzy, hi revving motor cycles, all sorts of screws would eventually loosen and fall out if not caught soon enough. I discovered that if you were proactive and...
Forum: Propellers 05-10-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By mlw450802
Tonny, 6dB(A) is really quite a lot. There is...

Tonny,
6dB(A) is really quite a lot. There is approximately a doubling of sound energy for each 3 dB change. So, 6 dB reduction is about one quarter the unmuffled sound energy.

-mike
Forum: GPS 05-10-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By mlw450802
something new on the near horizon?

I'm wondering if there might be something new from Lowrance by oshkosh time? I noticed sportys dropped the 2000c offering the last few times I looked at their site.

-mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By mlw450802
AMEN, Brother!

AMEN, Brother!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2007, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,673
Posted By mlw450802
Costco Article

This sort of falls into the category of the New Science by Al Gore.
The media falls for it hook line and sinker and, before you know it, it becomes "fact".
It reminds me of many appropriate sayings I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-21-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,096
Posted By mlw450802
This gave me an idea. Phase change heat transfer...

This gave me an idea. Phase change heat transfer is very efficient but boiling water in the cooling jacket causes some problems with varying cooling rates at different locations within the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,809
Posted By mlw450802
It's not a pressure vessel and probably shouldn't...

It's not a pressure vessel and probably shouldn't have arbitrary factors of 'safety' added to the leak test pressure.

-mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,809
Posted By mlw450802
1)I used EZ-Turn lube on the cap o-ring to seal...

1)I used EZ-Turn lube on the cap o-ring to seal that leak.
2) 5 ft of water column is about 2.5 psi and that seems a bit high to me and would definitely cause a bit of bulging.

-mike
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By mlw450802
same here on my 9a -mike

same here on my 9a
-mike
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-05-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,649
Posted By mlw450802
Not quite true. The data they have published on...

Not quite true. The data they have published on their website seems very reasonable with a lowest BSFC of 0.4 lbs/hp/hr.

This number is easily achieved in today's automobiles and is probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,967
Posted By mlw450802
here's some info: CO EXPOSURE LIMITS - Carbon...

here's some info:
CO EXPOSURE LIMITS - Carbon monoxide exposure limits PEL and TLV set by OSHA and NIOSH

To prevent these effects, OSHA has established a PEL of 50 ppm for an 8-hr exposure,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-26-2007, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,749
Posted By mlw450802
This is not an ideal solution but it may reduce...

This is not an ideal solution but it may reduce the # of holes to adjust. Try clecoing the outer skins from the outermost rivet holes first. I.e., hang the outer skins from the outboard end towards...
Forum: Propellers 03-25-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By mlw450802
Magnaflux is a Brand as well as a method. They...

Magnaflux is a Brand as well as a method. They make dye penetrants as well as the magnetic particle inspection materials. Perhaps he meant the prop was dye penetrant checked but was with the...
Forum: Tools 03-21-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,594
Posted By mlw450802
HD here as well

I buy mine at Home Depot and I have had great success with the coleman fuel for prepping fuel tanks also.
-mike
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By mlw450802
Rick, The balloons on my tanks stayed inflated...

Rick,
The balloons on my tanks stayed inflated for ~4 months (before I installed them on the wings). I think they only lost pressure by diffusion through the balloon wall since I couldn't really...
Forum: Safety 03-16-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,732
Posted By mlw450802
Try Fuel Lube or EZ Turn on the shaft. Also, be...

Try Fuel Lube or EZ Turn on the shaft.
Also, be careful when adjusting the o-ring fit. The large washer is threaded and must be turned to squeeze the o-ring. The nut is used to lock the assembly. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By mlw450802
optimum restrictor size?

I noticed that the wick's restrictor referenced in the first post is 0.040" dia.
If that size is good, wouldn't 0.020" be better?

I realize that at some small size the restriction is too much and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2007, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By mlw450802
Check McMaster Carr. 2822T14. It's a stainless...

Check McMaster Carr. 2822T14. It's a stainless 1/8" Male-Female restrictor. I think you have to specify the orifice size.
-mike

oh yeah, I think it was around $12.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Posted By mlw450802
While Van's does have orientation arrows on the...

While Van's does have orientation arrows on the crates, I know that the ABF freight people don't pay a lot of attention to them. None of my packages from them have arrived with the up arrows...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-09-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By mlw450802
Slow ATS Gun ????

I have a 3X ATS rivet gun and it has an excellent teasing control action (maybe was just lucky).

Its only real problem is that it doesn't rivet fast enough (or I'd be done by now)! :D


-mike
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,882
Posted By mlw450802
Gary, I don't think this is true for a plain DC...

Gary,
I don't think this is true for a plain DC coil. I think that it is possible for an AC coil that depends on the drawn up armature to increase the reactance of the circuit to have a larger...
Forum: Safety 03-06-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,240
Posted By mlw450802
How about this for a guess? Breathing through...

How about this for a guess?
Breathing through your nose increases the humidity level of the air in your lungs and the gas transport process across the lung wall works better at higher moisture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,008
Posted By mlw450802
Another option?

I am not at this point so this suggestion may be just so much hogwash but, wouldn't a properly sized spacer placed between the two mushrooms allow tightening the fork bolt to it's full rated torque...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,748
Posted By mlw450802
Thanks Peter, Maybe I can hold onto the delrin...

Thanks Peter,
Maybe I can hold onto the delrin more easily than the 1x1 angle stock. I hope I don't need that stuff for anything else... (right).

-mike
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,748
Posted By mlw450802
A-914 Aileron control stop

The plans call for this part to be made from AA6 125 1x1 angle stock. Can any of you who remember this part give me a clue as to how long the raw stock is? I have lots of long angle but the two...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-06-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,262
Posted By mlw450802
I don't believe there is a beam angle requirement...

I don't believe there is a beam angle requirement for landing lights, just for the nav lights.

could be wrong.

-mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By mlw450802
Have you not seen this site of...

Have you not seen this site of Dan's?
http://www.rvproject.com/wab/

-mike
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-01-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,263
Posted By mlw450802
I don't believe that absolute accuracy is...

I don't believe that absolute accuracy is important to the function they provide as long as they each read closely to one another in the same temperature field. The thermoelectric effect is a metal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,663
Posted By mlw450802
I'm thinking he was referring to the...

I'm thinking he was referring to the supercharger.
-mike
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2007, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,498
Posted By mlw450802
Exclamation I DID NOT DO THIS!

The title to the post is a caveat to make sure that everyone understands that what I am suggesting as a solution to the "problem" is not something that I have previously tried:

If you have not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-30-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By mlw450802
I believe it's Portuguese but it's still better...

I believe it's Portuguese but it's still better than mine as well. :o
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-26-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By mlw450802
Wow! That would be depressing to be so close and...

Wow! That would be depressing to be so close and have it yanked away from you. Great recovery progress, though. Kudos!

I worry about hangar (garage) fire also. Can you give us a clue as to how the...
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