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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-17-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,961
Posted By Ralph Inkster
PM sent. Hopefully this time it works

PM sent. Hopefully this time it works
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-16-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,961
Posted By Ralph Inkster
panel components for sale

PM sent for a friend
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-16-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Ralph Inkster
On my second plane, I fabricated the pedal side...

On my second plane, I fabricated the pedal side plates with slightly longer arms (where m/CYL lower mount bolt attaches) so the pedal neutral position would have about 5 degrees more forward tilt...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Larry, you need the engine to do the baffles,...

Larry, you need the engine to do the baffles, also to accurately do the cowl you need the engine & prop & than to finish off the baffles. So why not park the cowl for now & concentrate on all the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Also, looks like the strap that ties the starter...

Also, looks like the strap that ties the starter to the alternator bracket to stabilize side loads is missing in this installation.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Lycoming Operators Manual states: for O360...

Lycoming Operators Manual states:
for O360 engines with Carburetors
Max 8psi, Desired 3psi, Minimum 0.5psi.

I have seen planes with warnings set to flash at 2psi because their VDO senders were not...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-14-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Trying again...

Trying again...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-14-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Rotec

Sorry, forgot pic.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-14-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Ralph Inkster
possible replacement

Don't know if it is a direct replacement, but I have a Rotec unit. New, never installed - $600us plus shipping.
PM me if you are interested.

Cheers
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Hi Mike Just realized who you were. Those 7...

Hi Mike

Just realized who you were. Those 7 empennage pieces I picked up from you some years ago are now making lots of miles on a 6A.

Cheers
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-13-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Ralph Inkster
3x gun

Hi Ron
I have a 3x gun I have surplus, thought I was buying a 2x... new, never wacked...
Looks same as 12-02035 sold by Aircraft Spruce. $200cdn

I imagine Mike would like to sell as much possible as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,264
Posted By Ralph Inkster
PM sent with my ph# if you would like to talk...

PM sent with my ph#
if you would like to talk through trimming the pink beast.
Forum: Propellers 10-13-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Your prop manufacturers instructions would be...

Your prop manufacturers instructions would be your first source for this.

It may or may not conflict with Lycoming SI 1098G. Caution- when reading this Lycoming document, note that they are not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I saw one installation where a collar was mounted...

I saw one installation where a collar was mounted under the FAB mounting plate, forming a velocity stack sort of affair inside the filter area & and act as a reinforcement for the FAB mounting plate....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I just received a Retro Kit for the 9A rebuild...

I just received a Retro Kit for the 9A rebuild project. It originally had the long engine mount fitted, so, with the retro mount being standard length (distance from the firewall), I am anticipating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,040
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Tail beacon solution for TailbeaconX install

Great thread.
Gave me a solution for installing a TailbeaconX which comes with nav light only, I'd be loosing my rear strobe. But now I see a cheap solution!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,512
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Screech! Thread Drift! Fuel flow tests (fuel...

Screech! Thread Drift!

Fuel flow tests (fuel line disconnected at the injector manifold) on my current plane was measured about 38gph flow rate. This was on the ground with fuel circuit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I too bought a plane off salvage auction. Again...

I too bought a plane off salvage auction. Again Bidder Beware.
Plane was advertised as being 'Ferriable'. Good thing we brought a trailer. Initial external inspection showed bumps & bruises, ok,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,512
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Builders choice. You can use 1 filter between...

Builders choice.

You can use 1 filter between the valve & pumps if you desire.

Or put one between each tank and the fuel valve - again your choice. Advantage for two is that if you do run into a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The 6A has a small fraction of an inch more...

The 6A has a small fraction of an inch more ground clearance than the 7A, actually. They both have the same mount & nose gear leg, but the 6A with it's shorter main gear legs has a slight more nose...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,099
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Technique's the key. Try to concentrate on...

Technique's the key.

Try to concentrate on having the gun transmit it's force directly through the gun, perpendicular to the rivet head. The geometry of the rivet gun pistol grip tends to work...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-08-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,512
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Addition of an inline fuel shutoff like what...

Addition of an inline fuel shutoff like what Flightlines offers in their kits would have made cleaning the filter much easier, but this installation was done over 10 years ago, well before they came...
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Ralph Inkster
"Your words were: "best to refer to Nav Canada",...

"Your words were: "best to refer to Nav Canada", suggesting NavCanada is the primary source."

So? There seems to still be a great amount of confusion amongst some Canadian owners as to the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Wow! What a passionate response… to what I didn’t...

Wow! What a passionate response… to what I didn’t say…
I did not say Nav Can regulates Canadian airspace. I did suggest Nav Can might be a good source for what might be ADS-B OUT requirements.
I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,687
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Mark Did you see the pictures of that rudder? ...

Mark
Did you see the pictures of that rudder? Thick filler (bondo?) along stiffener rivet lines & under formed or short rivets along trailing edge wedge?
More than a few factors caused that...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-06-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 45,873
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Power delay relay on Ballinger AFR

Update report on my O2 sensor - I originally installed a delay relay so the Ballinger AFR gauge would power up 15 seconds after engine start, the idea being to prolong the life of the O2 sensor.
Sad...
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Do you have a G3X system or GPS like 796, 760,...

Do you have a G3X system or GPS like 796, 760, 660, or some other Garmin models? The GDL-39 is used to receive ADS-B IN weather & traffic information to a Garmin screen (like models listed above)...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-05-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By Ralph Inkster
You have trial fit the cowl & scoop in reference...

You have trial fit the cowl & scoop in reference to the carb & where the FAB air cleaner will be? Don't guess positioning it or you might have clearance issues later.
-Cleko or solidly tape a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ralph Inkster
3' x 3' .024 aluminum with blue wrap on it =...

3' x 3' .024 aluminum with blue wrap on it = about 2 lbs on my scale.
stock glass intersection fairing with paint = 1 lb
Horiz, vert, rudder & elevator fairings = about 2 lb (old gel coated type...
Forum: Tools 10-04-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Bought this 30 years ago from a small furniture...

Bought this 30 years ago from a small furniture factory that was closing, came with a large bundle of bandsaw blades that I still use. Thickest I've cut with this is 1.5" 7075 aluminum, slow going...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Is the ball centered when you are doing the test?

Is the ball centered when you are doing the test?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Bill, if there were a single bolt mounting the...

Bill, if there were a single bolt mounting the vertical forward spar, than all strength to keep the vertical stab in place would have to come from the rear spar attachment to the rear most fuselage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Many years ago I saw the vert spar attach on a...

Many years ago I saw the vert spar attach on a Cherokee. I think it was only one bolt too. To ad to that, the ‘spar’ was made up by folding the 2 vert side skins over each other… to that the front...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,082
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Weight off doesn’t matter. You want to be...

Weight off doesn’t matter. You want to be concerned about wheel alignment when the plane is sitting on the ground. Changing tire model will not help your condition.
Looking at your picture, I’d...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,629
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I would take an old school approach to repairing...

I would take an old school approach to repairing this.

Unsure if the thumb drive would would give the detail to fabricate a new skin (may be a blend of 6 & 7 structures to give reference, as thumb...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-30-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By Ralph Inkster
“PilotJohnS So how do you start….” Aux or Boost...

“PilotJohnS
So how do you start….”

Aux or Boost pump. Similar to what you’d find on a mechanical FI system. Carb engines too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Both state they are 3/4” 16 threads. Wonder if...

Both state they are 3/4” 16 threads. Wonder if there was a packaging or labelling error on that batch (oh dear, certified mfgrs would never screw up like that!… ha!)
I have some 109 & 103 filters on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Many (including me) would suggest consider doing...

Many (including me) would suggest consider doing it yourself. It is not a very difficult task (if I can manage it & get complements, so could you).
As an alternate, maybe approach a shop that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Great detail! Greater story!! Would think bird...

Great detail! Greater story!!

Would think bird remnants would clear faster, but maybe it was just a particularly sticky mess.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Aerosport Power engines come on good old fashion...

Aerosport Power engines come on good old fashion pallet & plywood box cover. Also too wide for the engine lift. I just jack one side with some 2x4s to lift over the extended lift legs, hook on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ralph Inkster
So Tempest is best choice for Canadian winters +...

So Tempest is best choice for Canadian winters + cheaper = winner both ways?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,596
Posted By Ralph Inkster
1. Champion 48108-1 is interchangeable...

1. Champion 48108-1 is interchangeable for48108-2. These part#s spun onto the nipple which is on the engine. If you need a filter with nipple attached, possibly try 48110-1 or -2, refer to a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-29-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I guess you could do that…. If addressing an...

I guess you could do that…. If addressing an issue that doesn’t exist in thousands of other installations.
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Buy some extra if you think you’ll need them. You...

Buy some extra if you think you’ll need them. You will thank yourself the one time you need them all.
But what you really need is a second Cleko plier set! Amazing how you can never find it when...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By Ralph Inkster
My tables are on industrial lockable castors so...

My tables are on industrial lockable castors so they get moved where they are needed, when needed. I’ve dismantled them when not needed. Bigger is better, mine are usually 4x8’ but I have a hangar to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Yes, keep the delivery cost separate, plan for...

Yes, keep the delivery cost separate, plan for potential weather delays along the way & have a last great adventure in your 9A!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-28-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By Ralph Inkster
You could use a bit of Thread Locker on the Allen...

You could use a bit of Thread Locker on the Allen screws, they shouldn’t move.

The bolts don’t have a great deal of thread engagement in the thru nut & varies in washer stack thickness with each...
Forum: Interiors 09-27-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ralph Inkster
It looks like a SR22 seat are on a frame & rail...

It looks like a SR22 seat are on a frame & rail system of some sort. You would have to do a lot of adaptation to get the cushions to work in a RV7. Would probably be easier to start fabricating...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Smile Yes they will

Yes they will
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Normal. Keep on building...

Normal. Keep on building...
Forum: Safety 09-26-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Ralph Inkster
-Instead of flight planning 4 hour legs, they are...

-Instead of flight planning 4 hour legs, they are now 2.5, max 3 hour legs.
-I try to avoid head first under panel work like the plague.
-Setting tie downs are no longer a quick & easy task.
-I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Have never done the tool box, so just...

Have never done the tool box, so just speculation. I would think they want the hinge loop facing outside of the box, & easiest way to measure hinge material is when it is open & flat on the table. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Ralph Inkster
RV-9 Rt Tank Skin - FREE

I received a T-901-R tank skin in error, Vans suggest I pass it on to someone that needs it.
Can be yours for cost of freight! PM me if interested.

Edit- I think it will have to be someone local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I personally have never had to replace a stock...

I personally have never had to replace a stock Vans control cable, nor have I replaced any on the 50+ RVs I've worked on while I was in business.
Only complaint I have with the stock A-740 type ones...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,727
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Talk to Ross on that. Kind of like feeding a...

Talk to Ross on that.
Kind of like feeding a Comm with a 6G wire?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Basically there are 2 ways to treat the sealing...

Basically there are 2 ways to treat the sealing over or around the ramps.

The 6A has the baffle walls sealing around the outside of each ramp, the walls extend up to the cowl & seal underneath the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,727
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The 2 power wires have different draws, therefore...

The 2 power wires have different draws, therefore they should be protected with separate fuses/breakers rated for each circuit. Do not tie the 2 feed wires together & try to protect a 20g wire with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,282
Posted By Ralph Inkster
3 examples which 2 are dogs (that will be groomed soon)

The top cowl is off my current 6A. Note the smudge marks where the baffle contacts the fiberglass. The black puffies are where air is leaking, not many, these areas could use a bit of silicone...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The rockets I’ve tinkered on had the 3/8 feed...

The rockets I’ve tinkered on had the 3/8 feed line run back along the tank to a spot to penetrate the skin aft of that bulkhead, than straight across to the fuel valve- one piece. Also note where the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-20-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Greg, I'll take that too! PM sent

Greg, I'll take that too!
PM sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Ralph Inkster
This is pic of O320 oil pan. Dipstick inserts...

This is pic of O320 oil pan. Dipstick inserts between #1 and #3 intake runners pretty close to the center plenum.
Hose with any kind of ridge or knob on the end might get stuck in there.
There is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Google "lycoming 533c" for an inspection check...

Google "lycoming 533c" for an inspection check list, this will give you an idea of what IRAN means.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-20-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Sending PM.

Sending PM.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,938
Posted By Ralph Inkster
For anybody that has one of these engines &...

For anybody that has one of these engines & want's to glue it on their RV project - Have at it! I'd love to see the results of a well thought out & executed installation.

I would think a stretched...
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