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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-21-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By RVDan
Try Monkworz they advertise here. ...

Try Monkworz they advertise here. https://monkworkz.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By RVDan
Depending on the plastic, a primer may be...

Depending on the plastic, a primer may be required.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By RVDan
A nice robust solution with good ability to heat...

A nice robust solution with good ability to heat sink.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,497
Posted By RVDan
When doing wet layup for non-structural parts the...

When doing wet layup for non-structural parts the number of layers will depend on the cloth weight. The goal is to keep the resin to cloth ratio as to a minimum without having a dry layup. What...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By RVDan
Or you could do that😃

Or you could do that😃
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-12-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By RVDan
I think that this arrangement would be a ďfor...

I think that this arrangement would be a ďfor hireĒ activity under part 135. This type of activity is under close scrutiny by the FAA and your offer is now public. Suggest you only split the gas...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By RVDan
That calculates best L/d provides the best...

That calculates best L/d provides the best distance covered with minimum power. I think, min sink rate is really what is needed, but it must be taken with zero prop drag. That is not simple.

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By RVDan
Schroth 5 point with rotary buckle. A couple of...

Schroth 5 point with rotary buckle. A couple of important points about the Schroth aircraft harness buckle. It is designed with a 30 degree pre-rotation before the pins begin to retract to prevent...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By RVDan
Early aircraft engines used auto, or more...

Early aircraft engines used auto, or more correctly tractor spark plugs. At that time there wasnít a good boot or wire material and often the wire terminal was exposed to the weather. Also, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By RVDan
+1 on drilling debris. The cleanliness issue...

+1 on drilling debris.

The cleanliness issue would extend to the oil cooler and lines, if not adequately protected during airplane construction. It is also possible that the contamination got...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-13-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By RVDan
Itís the exchange rate Swiss Franc with the USD. ...

Itís the exchange rate Swiss Franc with the USD. 40 years ago the exchange rate was 2.1 SFC to a dollar. Now itís almost on par. The Euro in Germany is much better.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By RVDan
Because Cleveland is owner by Parker and Parker...

Because Cleveland is owner by Parker and Parker takes additional contribution to overhead and profit. Cleveland wheels and brakes got crazy expensive once Parker got involved.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By RVDan
Plus one. I had a similar problem only once. ...

Plus one. I had a similar problem only once. Sent logs and ultimately Dynon had me send and they changed the HD.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By RVDan
If you get the number off of the bearing, they...

If you get the number off of the bearing, they can be had at a local bearing supply house for a fraction of the cost. I donít have the numbers but have done that in the past. If they are damaged...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,084
Posted By RVDan
The interior part looks like a shock mount. The...

The interior part looks like a shock mount. The exterior is a ball end with the ball through stud screwed into the shock mount. Probably for mounting something, as others suggested, very possibly an...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,809
Posted By RVDan
A bit late to the discussion, but I once had this...

A bit late to the discussion, but I once had this happen. I had taxied to the runway and there was traffic waiting to takeoff on a taxiway that entered the runway from the opposite side.

Me: NXXXX...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By RVDan
No, I wired the system myself, no diplexer, only...

No, I wired the system myself, no diplexer, only a single coax directly to the SL30 nav input. But yes an open diplexer would do that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By RVDan
Bob, thanks for your response, which is pretty...

Bob, thanks for your response, which is pretty much where I am.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By RVDan
SL30 glideslope problem

I have a SL30 displayed on Skyview with a Bob Archer wingtip nav antenna and RG142 antenna cable. I can tune VORís from beyond the published service volumes, localizers from 40+ miles out and get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,436
Posted By RVDan
One also has to consider landing loads at the...

One also has to consider landing loads at the increased weight, particularly, reserve landing loads addressed by drop tests that represent hard landings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,046
Posted By RVDan
Assuming the carpet is removable, remove the...

Assuming the carpet is removable, remove the carpet for cleaning. For synthetic carpet, I would use naptha first, then follow up with a good grease cutting soap and water. The naptha will get out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By RVDan
I fly in the same area. This was a pop up TFR...

I fly in the same area. This was a pop up TFR with only a couple of hours notice. The TFR was later cancelled before it went into effect. POTUS plans to get hoem for a day got changed and he...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By RVDan
Some of the temp probes use a temperature sensing...

Some of the temp probes use a temperature sensing chip that varies current with temp. This device would not be compatible with systems using the much less accurate thermistorís. In either case you...
Forum: Safety 01-28-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,709
Posted By RVDan
I took the FAA-CAMI sponsored training at Andrews...

I took the FAA-CAMI sponsored training at Andrews AFB in Maryland. They ran us through classroom training and labs for several physiology subjects, including vertigo, hypoxia and night vision. A...
Forum: Reviews 01-25-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By RVDan
Dynon Support

I just wanted to provide a shoutout for Dynon. One of my Classic Skyview displays that is about 10 years in service went back to Dynon due to a Error 11 warning message that happened just once. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By RVDan
When it is cold enough that you want heat, the...

When it is cold enough that you want heat, the engine oil temps are low enough that the vernatherm is not diverting much oil to the cooler and you are blocking off airflow to the cooler to get oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,770
Posted By RVDan
It is important to note that this is a part 91...

It is important to note that this is a part 91 requirement not part 43 and therefore 43.1 does not relieve one from the 91.417 requirements. Unless there is something else exempting EAB from record...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By RVDan
I have Skyview classic with SL30 and no problems...

I have Skyview classic with SL30 and no problems with localizer display when the SL30 is tuned to a localizer frequency and was selected on the display as the HSI source.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,173
Posted By RVDan
Zooming in on the photo, it looks like some...

Zooming in on the photo, it looks like some filiform corrosion around the screws and at some spots on the skin. Might check that out.

The rivets definitely make one wonder what else is done...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By RVDan
If the skin is flat where you are mounting the...

If the skin is flat where you are mounting the antenna, you can leave the pad out. If you leave the rubber pad out, you should filet seal the antenna to skin joint to prevent water entry which will...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-26-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By RVDan
6061-T6 has lower allowables then 2024-T3 in...

6061-T6 has lower allowables then 2024-T3 in general so the substitution would be questionable.
The easy way to duplicate the hole pattern, would be to carefully hammer the dimples on the 6061 sheet...
Forum: Propellers 12-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,585
Posted By RVDan
The NYCO 3058 grease is a synthetic and must not...

The NYCO 3058 grease is a synthetic and must not be mixed with Aeroshell 5 or 6. Synthetics and petroleum based greases do not commingle. The petroleum grease can actually create a barrier to the...
Forum: COMM 11-07-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,549
Posted By RVDan
In my early teens (late 60ís), I built an RC...

In my early teens (late 60ís), I built an RC radio and receiver from a kit. When it didnít work as expected, I ended up building a signal strength meter from a schematic that was either the same ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,888
Posted By RVDan
Marking or otherwise identifying wires is good...

Marking or otherwise identifying wires is good practice that makes troubleshooting systems or future modifications like avionics upgrades much simpler then having to trace wiring from pin to pin. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,276
Posted By RVDan
Iím in the PPG camp. True they are qualified to...

Iím in the PPG camp. True they are qualified to the same Mil, but the Mil doesnít address Avgas. I think the PPG PRC 1422 is better with avgas. No real data to support this other than experience.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,547
Posted By RVDan
Thisis the opposite case, but it is the source of...

Thisis the opposite case, but it is the source of my mistrust of oil analysis, in the short run.

One time, I was starting an annual inspection, took the oil sample, sent it out and proceeded to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,427
Posted By RVDan
From a reliability standpoint, there are 2 things...

From a reliability standpoint, there are 2 things to consider, peak temperatures, and the duration the devices are exposed to those temps. While the unit may survive short term operations at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,636
Posted By RVDan
The main purpose of this test is to determine if...

The main purpose of this test is to determine if the insulator is defective, cracked or has a damaged/ contaminated surface, any of which will result in arcing down the insulator to the plug housing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,401
Posted By RVDan
Comparison of RV-10 to Sling TSI

This link is a you tube video from an RVer comparing a number of 4 place airplane, including the Sling and the RV-10.

https://youtu.be/cZceReIw6xQ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,831
Posted By RVDan
Fixed pitch cruise prop like the Sensenich is...

Fixed pitch cruise prop like the Sensenich is most always over square.
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By RVDan
There is an RV 10 build going on at the Frederick...

There is an RV 10 build going on at the Frederick EAA chapter. PM me for contact info.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,886
Posted By RVDan
I did a retrofit for the crotch strap. Made my...

I did a retrofit for the crotch strap. Made my own parts. You will need to either modify the existing cushions or replace them with one with the slot for the strap. I had old cushions when I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,473
Posted By RVDan
One thing to note. If you get ANY hydraulic...

One thing to note. If you get ANY hydraulic fluid on the disc and you don't clean with solvent thoroughly, or if you get fluid on the brake pads, they will also make noise like this. How long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,043
Posted By RVDan
Post number 2 has the answer. Anytime that you...

Post number 2 has the answer. Anytime that you countersink to a near knife edge hole or beyond, the pilot canít keep the bit centered. You need a guide, and the backup piece will do that if you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By RVDan
Usually something like this happens because the...

Usually something like this happens because the tension arm bolt is not tightened and the alternator moves, or the bracket cracks allowing the alternator to move. If the installation is correct...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By RVDan
No that means the baro data is missing or invalid...

No that means the baro data is missing or invalid 25% of the transmissions. Invalid means corrupted data, not static error.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,250
Posted By RVDan
I am wondering if the 4 year timeframe for a more...

I am wondering if the 4 year timeframe for a more permanent fix is so they can amend the Part 91 rules to allow you to receive instruction in your own airplane and so on. It would be the right...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,263
Posted By RVDan
There is some very good general information in...

There is some very good general information in the Tony Bingelis books. Google search his name and you will find ďFirewall ForwardĒ and ďEnginesĒ which may help. They are a little old, but the...
Forum: Propellers 07-07-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,713
Posted By RVDan
The restriction is listed on the propeller type...

The restriction is listed on the propeller type certificate and in the Hartzell Propeller manual, which you should have. It is not really just advice. If you stay inside of the RPM range, the prop...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,018
Posted By RVDan
I found a pair online at Allied Electric.

I found a pair online at Allied Electric.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By RVDan
There is typically not enough thickness to turn...

There is typically not enough thickness to turn small aircraft brake discs. If you have Cleveland brakes the data can be found here: https://www.parker.com/literature/WBtech.PDF
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,430
Posted By RVDan
When the screw or bolt that screws into the...

When the screw or bolt that screws into the nutplate is tightened, the clamp up will try to pull the nutplate to the skin it is mounted to. The body of the nutplate must sit flush on the inside of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-20-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,513
Posted By RVDan
I have an Electroair system which is pretty good...

I have an Electroair system which is pretty good and cost effective. I did have a problem with the MAP sensor that drove the need to replace it. They supported me with a loaner for troubleshooting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By RVDan
The 2000 to 2250 range is typically for certain...

The 2000 to 2250 range is typically for certain Hartzell CS props due to a harmonic. As mentioned, to make sure your Sensenich has the same limitations, look at the TCDS, but I doubt it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By RVDan
As stated in post #2, this is a known issue if...

As stated in post #2, this is a known issue if the static system test function is not used.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,077
Posted By RVDan
As someone else asked, what was the oil temp? ...

As someone else asked, what was the oil temp? The RVís with a 360 in them donít like slow flying and maneuvering at low airspeeds when it is warm to hot outside. The oil temp gets hot, oil pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,998
Posted By RVDan
I could use a pair. $150 for the pair would be...

I could use a pair. $150 for the pair would be palatable, but I realize the mold cost etc. might drive higher costs. Perhaps, you could get Vans to sign up for a qty buy so they can support their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,302
Posted By RVDan
It is not uncommon to weigh an aircraft full...

It is not uncommon to weigh an aircraft full fuel, if you have a good fuel capacity for the tanks. I doubt that fuel density or qty errors would make up your weight gain.

Do you have a good...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,689
Posted By RVDan
Russ will repair them and install the gusset at a...

Russ will repair them and install the gusset at a low cost. The 2 way shipping was more than the repair cost though.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By RVDan
Normal failure mode. The coupling will typically...

Normal failure mode. The coupling will typically show it is nearing failure when visually inspected during the condition inspections.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-01-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,250
Posted By RVDan
In looking at this from a system safety...

In looking at this from a system safety standpoint, what I donít like is that there are single point failures that will take out all of the important functions of the display. The single line from...
Forum: GPS 05-31-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By RVDan
Same question I was about to ask. There are no...

Same question I was about to ask. There are no Approved Flight Manual requirements for amateur built special airworthiness aircraft that I am aware of.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,872
Posted By RVDan
One time I had that philosophy, but then there...

One time I had that philosophy, but then there was a number of airports had their designations changed. 😟. Finding airports in the database became hard forcing me to update.
Forum: Midwest 05-29-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,346
Posted By RVDan
Many of the good spots have been mentioned, but...

Many of the good spots have been mentioned, but you must stop just east of Rapid City at Wall, SD (6V4). Wall Drug, is a tacky tourist stop that is across the street from the airport. Blocks and...
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