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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,068
Posted By carguy614
Carb jets

Actual drilling of the jet is not the recommended procedure. Use jet reamer for the job, inserting from front to exit. Use shank of wire size drill bit at small end, exit, to measure size. They are...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-29-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,644
Posted By carguy614
Andair caps

I highly recommend the Andair retrofit caps. IMHO, it was the best upgrade I ever did to my 9A. My 9 has them from the start. Uses the Usher flanges. I also have an extra pair of brand new ones that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,060
Posted By carguy614
Val.

I used the eariler version of Val's unit, I think it was INS 422? It was rock solid, but hard to use. I upgraded to the 429. Very nice piece of gear, MUCH better display, and it served as my "ace in...
Forum: Tools 07-23-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,444
Posted By carguy614
Sioux stuff

Definately worth the extra few bucks. I am a pro auto mechanic, and machinist by trade, and use several Sioux drills that have had more use than you can imagine. When I built my first airplane, I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,621
Posted By carguy614
Niner

I gotta say, you guys have shared some good advice with our potential 9A flier, and I have little to add.
I sold my 9A last year, and building a 9 this time. I bought a 172 to fly in the meantime....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-09-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 56,150
Posted By carguy614
5050 and KICK dimmer

Great input from all on the LED lighting subject. I can remember when IP lighting was a big investment when all that was available was the certified stuff! I built my 9A with a led strip from Stein,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,392
Posted By carguy614
Hoses

I have the exact same setup with an O-320 planned for my -9 installation. I don't have my exhaust yet. Although I have no idea what hose length you need, I have a suggestion on how to determine hose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,200
Posted By carguy614
Rivet gun

Looks like you'll glean lots of favorites from our group when it comes to rivet guns.
I have used several in my time, but find the Sioux 2X to be my favorite. If you can get a deal on one, don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,542
Posted By carguy614
round reflector choices

Xavier,

When you ordered your PAR 36 reflectors from duckworks, did you use the spot or flood version?? I take that you are using the D1S ballast in your application.

Thanks,
Chris
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-28-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,291
Posted By carguy614
Good idea!!

Thanks for posting that tidbit!!

Regards,
Chris
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,183
Posted By carguy614
Lyco rebuild

I will qualify first by saying that I am a professional auto mechanic and machinist by trade, so things might look a little different from where I stand. That being said, as rebuilds go, Lycoming...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,157
Posted By carguy614
I vote for FI

Today, I mean TODAY...When you look at the real price difference of AFP fuel injection and a carb installation, you will see that the gap has narrowed quite a bit. A NEW carb is nearly 2 grand now!!...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-24-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,900
Posted By carguy614
Heavy wing issue

Pay close attention to the wingtip alignment on the 9.The length of the wing provides significant moment, and it doesn't take much to cause it to roll. Make sure you ballast the passenger seat as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,576
Posted By carguy614
tosten grips

I also used the Tosten grips in the same configuration that you desire. I found them to be very comfortable, and well made. Used the trigger for PTT, and the auxilliary button to engage/disengage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,372
Posted By carguy614
Fuel caps

I gotta tell you.. I've done the same 1/16 drill stock pin replacement after having to fly home with a duct taped fuel cap. Lots of trouble with the caps leaking, and hard to adjust properly to allow...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2010, 04:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,905
Posted By carguy614
Xponder

Will the Dynon transponders interface with the D-100 gear, and if not, are there plans to interface it with the legacy equipment in the near future??

Thanks,
Chris
Forum: Southeast 11-03-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,515
Posted By carguy614
Pierre...

You will love a visit to Wilmington, my home town for a few years. As you know, I live 45 miles south in Ocean Isle Beach, but still use Wilmington as my "go to town destination.
Just a few...
Forum: Southeast 11-02-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,515
Posted By carguy614
Pierre...

You will love a visit to Wilmington, my home town for a few years. As you know, I live 45 miles south in Ocean Isle Beach, but still use Wilmington as my "go to town destination.
Just a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,734
Posted By carguy614
Loctite

Just a little piece of info I have on that issue. Jaguar cars uses a lot of AN hardware on their older vehicles, including nylock nuts on some of their brake attachment bracket points. They caution...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,592
Posted By carguy614
Yep...

The 9 does wag it's tail in rough air, if that is what you are referring to. I keep my feet on the pedals. Using the AP in rough air seems to reduce it some, but I am not exactly sure why.....Guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,686
Posted By carguy614
Headset ramblings...

Please understand, I wasn't trying to discount the use of over the ear ANR headsets in my first post, I think they are really great, and the noise cancelling technology that they use is quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,686
Posted By carguy614
in the ear headset

Yep..they are expensive.
Not sure about the Halo, and their compatability with a custom mold, but it would seem easy to do, as the Halo just pipes the sound to your ear canal from a hearing aid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,686
Posted By carguy614
Just a suggestion...

All of the top of the line ANR headsets are really great. It's a very competitive market. Before you buy an over the ear headset, just give an in the ear set a try. I have had some great headsets,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,894
Posted By carguy614
fitting leaks

I think most are referring to leaks at the pipe fitting joints. They are hard to seal against brake fluid leaks. I used regular thin red loctite applied sparingly to the fitting threads, avoiding the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-14-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,702
Posted By carguy614
Desser Monster...

Absolutely the best tire for a 2 place RV, IMHO. Plan to enlarge your wheel pant openings. My set is wearing very very well.

Regards,
Chris
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-13-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,496
Posted By carguy614
Asi speeds

Mine too. My aircraft uses a Vans ASI as backup to my Dynon D120. I have 2 pitot tubes. One is the standard vans tube plumbed to the Back up ASI, and the other is the Dynon AOA, plumbed to the D120....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By carguy614
Cover weight.

Alton,
Mine weighs 6 lbs 10 oz. in the carry bag. Mine is a Bruces cover from Vans, and is absolute top shelf quality, with a perfect fit on my 9A.

Regards,
Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By carguy614
Oil separator.

I found I needed a bit of reinforcement on my can, as some vibration is transmitted via the connection hose. I used an .032" plate, and secured it through the firewall with 08 nutplates. As far as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 45,091
Posted By carguy614
9A VS 7A

Tom,
Use the search engine on this site to view several discussions concerning the merits of each model. It has been bantered about a lot. Truth be told,
you can't really go wrong with either design,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,525
Posted By carguy614
Innodyn

A real shame the Innodyn project was lost. It was a fascinating project, and gave builders some real hope of someday having an affordable light turbine available if they so wished. It was enormously...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-30-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,377
Posted By carguy614
Painting tips.

I have a few tips I have learned over the years painting cars, and 2 airplanes.
Please take them for what they are worth.

I feel that aerospace coatings are overpriced and overhyped, (although...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By carguy614
Good idea

I like the spacer idea. Thats a definate on my next set of wings.
Thanks for the tip
Regards,
Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By carguy614
Jack points.

I have a set of the plastic jack points, and I use them to plug the tie down holes when flying. They seem to bend over when used as a jack point, and it makes me a bit uneasy. If that thing were to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,624
Posted By carguy614
ECI cylinders, Auto plugs, and Pmag question.

Hello group,
I am using ECI experimental tapered barrel cylinders on my O-320 engine rebuild. They are equipped with auto plug (14mm) plug holes, and I will use Pmags for ignition. I am curious as to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By carguy614
manifold pressure

I have actually seen this issue once before. In that case, the transducer was mounted lower than the port fitting on the cylinder (no.3) causing fuel to pool in the line. Is your transducer and line...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-05-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,914
Posted By carguy614
Emag

Thanks Bill,
This very subject has been on my mind for the past few days.
Apparently, you have ESPN.

Thanks for posting.
And BTW, how is your RV9 rebuild coming along??

Regards, Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By carguy614
dynon issue

If you have a slider canopy, and you mounted the compass module suspended in the tail cone, the canopy frame in the open position will throw the compass off big time.
What you need to do is calibrate...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-29-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By carguy614
BNC

Jennifer,
If you could post a pic or email me one at carguy614@atmc.net, I will try to help. Just finished fitting new antennas on my 9A during the annual.

Regards,
Chris
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,861
Posted By carguy614
VOR antenna

BP...
Have you considered an Archer style in the wingtip??

Properly installed and grounded, they are very effective, and it really is working well in my aircraft. (The Wingtip comms, not so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By carguy614
WOW!!!

Dynon support beat me to the punch!!

Regards,
Chris
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By carguy614
Dynon

Unless there has been a change that I am not aware of, you will need an update
link for each piece. A while back, if you had a 100 and a 120 bussed up, these ports were interconnected with a null...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-18-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,454
Posted By carguy614
TBI

I also am interested, and am considering using one on a 320 with a Superior horizontal sump.
Anyone else done that yet, or will I be "the guy"....

Regards, Chris
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By carguy614
Transition training

I must agree with Pierre to the letter. I was one of his transition students, and he trained me in his (very smooth) RV-6A. The 6 is a much more responsive airplane and I feel it was a definite...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,750
Posted By carguy614
Dynon horizon

I had a similar intermittent issue with my D100 early on. The horizon would **** to the right on departure about 20 degrees, and then level off in a couple of minutes. Sent it to Dynon, and they...
Forum: COMM 08-13-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,324
Posted By carguy614
Halo mike and A210

Thought I would chime in.
Got my Halo's upgraded to the new mikes, and there is a significant change in sensitivity. The new mikes are louder, and more sensitive. In other words, They will break the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,543
Posted By carguy614
common question....

As most auto mechanics will tell you, there is no cause for alarm when you see the brown deposits on the plug porcelain just above the hex on auto plugs. Questioning an AC Delco engineer about the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,832
Posted By carguy614
LE tape

Yes Ken, I used a solution mix of water, a drop or 2 of liquid soap, and isopropol alcohol, as suggested by 3M. That works pretty good, and it is easy to work the bubbles out. The challenge is to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-19-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,527
Posted By carguy614
Thanks Mark..

Looks like a really awesome tool. I will check it out at OSH.
BTW.. When I said expensive, I meant it as a compliment. I am a machinist and auto mechanic by trade, I am well aware of the engineering...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,832
Posted By carguy614
leading edge tape

I Installed 4 inch wide clear 3M LE tape on my RV9A. My thoughts were the same as yours, protecting the LE from bug spatter and erosion. Never again!!
It is harder to remove the bugs from the tape...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,527
Posted By carguy614
Very Cool....

Looks expensive!
Do you have a website set up yet?

Regards,
Chris
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 07-16-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,089
Posted By carguy614
Word is...

The brake systems they sell are awesome as well. the Hot Bike guys love their products.
I have always felt that the brakes on my RV were just barely adequate. I sure would like to hear from some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,331
Posted By carguy614
Beat it!!

Jim,
They told me I would most likely not survive my bout with melanoma 10 years ago. I decided I would not let cancer take my life.
I won't lie. It was a tough ordeal.
Here today cancer free, and in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,629
Posted By carguy614
Awesome

Welcome to the skies!!

Regards,
Chris
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By carguy614
Rodents....

About once a week I see the damage done to cars from infestations of rodents. They love vinyl wire insulation. I am a full time auto mechanic in a resort (beach) area, and a lot of my customers leave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,155
Posted By carguy614
Yep...

slows "em down.
Seems like almost everything that looks fast and slick slows down a 2 place RV. The wing root fairings tried so far are an example.
Van has done a terrific job with our airplanes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,578
Posted By carguy614
Bars

As many others have noted, a tungsten bar is by far the best choice. Very compact and easy to position, especially inside the wings. Mine is a rectangle and has square ends. I have not found a need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By carguy614
here it is!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/LYCOMING-SPIN-OIL-FILTER-ADAPTER-/290440853205?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDoma

Regards,
Chris
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,751
Posted By carguy614
O-320 and auto fuel.

I too am wondering if this will be an issue in out NEAR future, and did some investigation into the usability of auto fuels. My Superior 160 HP engine is OK for 93 octane unleaded auto gas. The 150...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,537
Posted By carguy614
Halo's

Absolutely love them, and I cannot ever see myself going back to an over the head style headset. I have 2 sets. I keep a pair of DC passives for passengers and young eagles. Takes a little practice...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,314
Posted By carguy614
baffles

Bill,
I'll confuse you a bit.
On my Superior O-320, I opted for a threaded SS rod. I actually used hinge pin, and threaded it 4-40. I was able to bend angles in it to clear the inter cylinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,091
Posted By carguy614
tank position

I did the same as other posters, but when I was all done I set the tank on the baffle end to cure. Gravity helped the sealer "lap over'' the skin to baffle interface, and when I inspected the tank...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By carguy614
Accessory cover

Got a look at a new style cover, and it appears that it is the same cover with the baffle removed and the small lip that centers the baffle milled off. The rivet holes are not drilled either. I have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By carguy614
O320 camshaft change, cover interference.

Hello all,
Overhaul on an O320 E2A. Installing a new cam with an integral gear. The accy. case cover oil vent baffle will not interface with the cam gear if you switch from the early cam with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,800
Posted By carguy614
Paul...

How about FLIR for the 3????

Chris
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