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Forum: RV-4 04-13-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By AX-O
You will be pushing forward on landing to keep on...

You will be pushing forward on landing to keep on glide slope at the correct speed. landing at a faster speed helps the situation as does a wheel landing.

I tell folks often that flying an RV-4...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-12-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By AX-O
We cancelled the formation clinic this apr due to...

We cancelled the formation clinic this apr due to the virus. My plan is to try and run it in Oct if things start to turn for the better. What airport are you based out of? May be able to get you...
Forum: RV-4 04-08-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Time to make the plenum. I used left over bi and...

Time to make the plenum. I used left over bi and uni directional carbon fiber from the Formula 1 race plane. In some places I have 3 layers and in some places 4. I purposely put arcs and sharp bends...
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
I spent a long time trying to get the intake...

I spent a long time trying to get the intake diffusers to line up right with the inlet rings. I laid a couple of layers of carbon fiber on the baffles to have a good contour of the surfaces. That...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By AX-O
During GUMPS checks, I always press the brakes...

During GUMPS checks, I always press the brakes while saying "undercarriage".

Just as important, is doing the same before engine start. I pressed my brakes during Phase 1 testing (plane had about...
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
After sanding down the foam it was time to make...

After sanding down the foam it was time to make it a smooth as possible. I used fast dry wall putty and sanded it down once it was dry. once that was done, I used one of my favorite trick of using...
Forum: RV-4 03-24-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
This was one of the scariest thing I have done to...

This was one of the scariest thing I have done to my plane. I had nightmares of foam stuck to my engine.

I decided to tape a heavy trash bag to the engine baffles and make a few dams around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By AX-O
I am alway amazed at how some folks are able to...

I am alway amazed at how some folks are able to string words together so elegantly. I dont have that skill.
Forum: RV-4 03-22-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Not perfect out of the plug but super light and...

Not perfect out of the plug but super light and strong. Parts looked way nicer once cleaned and trimmed to fit. Pretty pictures later, for now raw parts will have to...
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Lets vacuum these things up. Used left over...

Lets vacuum these things up. Used left over carbon fiber from my Formula 1 race...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Yes. Did not go that way. Parts are already made....

Yes. Did not go that way. Parts are already made. I am just catching the thread up on the progress from the past year 🤦🏽*♂️

There is minimal space between the diffusers and cowl ring. Will post a...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Dan Addressed this already. In my case I have...

Dan Addressed this already. In my case I have used standard West Systems epoxy vice high temp. The first few times it gets hot and cools down it smells strong and chemical-like. Parts are also not...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Are you referring to foam/resin mold and torch or...

Are you referring to foam/resin mold and torch or the finished part?
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Made new inlet diffusers plugs out of foam. ...

Made new inlet diffusers plugs out of foam. Carved them to fit the baffles and cowl. Once done, I used quick-dry wall putty to fill out and smooth the surface. Also covered the mold with a few...
Forum: RV-4 03-16-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
More baffle experimenting. I wanted to help the...

More baffle experimenting. I wanted to help the air intake diffuser to calmly expand the flow. I made damns at the base of the cylinder heads to help with the geometry. In the pics below I was...
Forum: RV-4 03-16-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Next it was time for the baffles. I used the...

Next it was time for the baffles. I used the Van's baffles and modified them as required for fit. Also made a mod to the #2 and 4 cylinder baffle to allow air to flow past over the blockage on the...
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
The above picture has openings to cool the base...

The above picture has openings to cool the base of the cylinders and mine does too. You should try an experiment and report back.
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Wrapping the fins is nothing new. It is there to...

Wrapping the fins is nothing new. It is there to force the air through the fins and minimize spillage (wasted efficiency). Just like having a nice O-ring between parts to seal. If done right and...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By AX-O
Works fine for me. Try this one. If it does not...

Works fine for me. Try this one. If it does not work PM me. I dont want to derail the OPs post....
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
Time to start wrapping the cylinders. Mark the...

Time to start wrapping the cylinders. Mark the shape of your piece on the plastic, put RTV on one plastic sheet, put the fiberglass on top, put another sheet of plastic on top, squeegee it evenly,...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 348,022
Posted By AX-O
It's been a long time since I have posted...

It's been a long time since I have posted progress with the plane. In true Dilemma fashion, is not done.

I sold my 340 and decided to build a 360 so I could learn the inner workings of an engine...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By AX-O
Click on the links in my signature below. One...

Click on the links in my signature below. One takes you to my build log on VAF and the other to the rest of my pics in Google. There is a section for wheel pants under "landing Gear".
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By AX-O
Dan, will give you the accurate info soon. I am...

Dan, will give you the accurate info soon. I am trying your method of large inlets. Same diameter rings sam james uses on the RV-10. I went from 24.8 in^2 total to approx 48 in ^2.

Yes 100 deg ROP...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By AX-O
That is very kind. Thank you.

That is very kind. Thank you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By AX-O
Where have you been?! conversation for a...

Where have you been?! conversation for a different forum.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By AX-O
It is not. That would be cool tho. that does...

It is not. That would be cool tho.

that does fit pretty well. Sucks when the cowl has to come off. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By AX-O
Still tuning and breaking in. The new inlets and...

Still tuning and breaking in. The new inlets and diffusers are not fully completed. I also had to upsize the inlet rings. This plane has basically a new complete FWF set up.

The new intake i...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By AX-O
The sky was on fire last night

Took Dilemma out yesterday. Parked the airplane and went to grab the towbar. Looked back at the plane and had one of those OMG moments.

Keep pounding rivets, running wires, sanding fiberglass and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,694
Posted By AX-O
Chase duties this weekend for a first flight on...

Chase duties this weekend for a first flight on Justin Inman's Cassutt.

Photo by Brian Reitz.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,884
Posted By AX-O
Here are some pics. 1st pic - that is all dirt...

Here are some pics.
1st pic - that is all dirt behind me.
Last pic - not at dead cow but the dust when you take off is about the same as this.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,884
Posted By AX-O
I went in 2019 (2020 did not happen). There was...

I went in 2019 (2020 did not happen). There was a 12 Million dollar Pilatus jet that landed there. I don't think they did anything special.

The wind storm was rough. You need to take goggles...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By AX-O
You win..........

You win..........
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By AX-O
I am not even close to putting power on the...

I am not even close to putting power on the screens. Just trying to figure out if that is something i can do or have to send it out.

That is like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By AX-O
I read this already and was not able to find the...

I read this already and was not able to find the specific answer. This only talks about setting the RPM points or turning things off. Not rolling the numbers back to zero.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By AX-O
Can I reset the HOBBS/TACH on Garmin G3X?

I just purchased a set of non-touch GDU 370/375. I am trying to figure out if I can send the units in somewhere and have the HOBBS/Tach reset to zero. I can't find the answer anywhere. Thanks.
Forum: Propellers 02-08-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By AX-O
I have done a lot of testing with these props....

I have done a lot of testing with these props. 2650 static is way too high. 2250-2350 is about where they should hang out depending on the prop requirements.

2650 on the ground is more like 3000 in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By AX-O
Buy the one from Don at Airflow Performance. They...

Buy the one from Don at Airflow Performance. They are a very nice company to work with and, the valve is cheap and works well. It is a simple AN fitting with a metal ball and pin.

I had the same...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-13-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,002
Posted By AX-O
It was closed completely during the holidays. I...

It was closed completely during the holidays. I drove by last weekend and not a single plane was there. Usually see 2 or 3 airplanes there. Call before coming out.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By AX-O
Thank you all. Very useful gouge.

Thank you all. Very useful gouge.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By AX-O
Anyone installed the echo UAT/GRT GPS with a G3X?

I am working on another project and have a question regarding G3X and the echo UAT/GRT GPS.

I am very familiar with the GRT stuff but I came across a good deal on a set of G3Xs. One legacy GDU 370...
Forum: California 01-09-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By AX-O
West Coast Formation Clinic (WCFC 2021) in Apr has been postponed indefinitely.

All,
due to the current virus situation, the West Coast Formation Clinic (WCFC) for 2021 has been postponed indefinitely. The management team will re-evaluate the situation later on and determine...
Forum: California 01-09-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By AX-O
Annual Ice Cream Social at Inyokern, CA has been cancelled

All,
Due to the current situation with the virus, my wife and I will not be doing the Ice Cream social in March this year. We will re-evaluate later on. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,685
Posted By AX-O
The question for the poll is Do you use the IFR...

The question for the poll is Do you use the IFR capability of your RV? Simple, yes or no. If the person responding has a personal experience that is applicable, it is great to hear that so we can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,685
Posted By AX-O
Can you please stop with this non-sense? This is...

Can you please stop with this non-sense? This is not the reason i started this poll. If you want to talk about yourself and own experiences that is a different situation than generalizing all of us. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,685
Posted By AX-O
The poll was started a long time ago however,...

The poll was started a long time ago however, runs continuously still today. The data are what they are.

I am the OP. It was just a simple question regarding if folk use the IFR capability in their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,929
Posted By AX-O
Thank you everyone.

Thank you everyone.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,929
Posted By AX-O
Anyone out there using the AV-30 instrument?

Looking for feedback from folks using the AV-30 uavionics instrument. I have an old school electric turn/bank coordinator that is acting up and was thinking about replacing it with this....
Forum: RV-4 12-20-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By AX-O
Look at my signature for links.

Look at my signature for links.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By AX-O
Custom Length Crow Enterprizes seat belt set up

All,
I made a video showing how I came up with seatbelts for an Experimental PA-12. It is the same process I followed for the seatbelts installed in Dilemma. That ensured a good fit in my RV. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By AX-O
They no longer carry it.:(

They no longer carry it.:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By AX-O
Will give them a call. Thank you.

Will give them a call. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By AX-O
Looking to rent or borrow resurfacing grinder for cylinder

All,
I ran into an issue on my non RV aircraft. The exhaust port has eroded and can no longer seal between the gasket and the exhaust. I found tan powder on my spark plug and did a bubble check to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By AX-O
Did the same.

Did the same.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-30-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By AX-O
I made different ones for my Sam James wheel...

I made different ones for my Sam James wheel pants.



Items on the way.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By AX-O
Roger. Roger, second in line.

Roger.

Roger, second in line.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By AX-O
do they look like this? If so, these are new and...

do they look like this? If so, these are new and for sale. $30 plus...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-24-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,585
Posted By AX-O
You were operating in a MOA. And in the vicinity...

You were operating in a MOA. And in the vicinity of a training route. Would you rather that airspace be Restricted and that way non of us can fly in there?

You are 50% of the see and avoid. If you...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-14-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By AX-O
Some advice form a "local". if you are going to...

Some advice form a "local". if you are going to go, don't go with only one plane. Life is ok as long as things don't break. As soon as you have an issue, life sucks pretty quickly. It is normal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,229
Posted By AX-O
I have one that i no longer need. Bought it from...

I have one that i no longer need. Bought it from Saber. Also have bolts and it is set up for a catto prop if you have one. Send me a Pm if interested. All of it was used for a few hours.

Needed for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,350
Posted By AX-O
[QUOTE=RV8JD;1431073]I think you are getting...

[QUOTE=RV8JD;1431073]I think you are getting caught by the same thing Martin ("goatflieg") was in another thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=182503). Remove the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,350
Posted By AX-O
Getting back to this project. Tim did a great...

Getting back to this project. Tim did a great job machining this part. There a few things I would do different on this part if I were to do it again. Those are a thinner flange, lightening holes...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-02-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By AX-O
Thank you for the feedback. Will pass it along.

Thank you for the feedback. Will pass it along.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-01-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,089
Posted By AX-O
My buds worked hard on this. it is great to see...

My buds worked hard on this. it is great to see this out, may be helping folks think of something else for a few seconds.

Nice job...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By AX-O
I have been using this between my carbon fiber...

I have been using this between my carbon fiber plenum and the aluminum baffles. so far it is working well.

https://www.mcmaster.com/85925K205
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