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Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By rzbill
I replaced my PFD H1 WX with a Horizon EX. I did...

I replaced my PFD H1 WX with a Horizon EX. I did not have ARINC on that box. It is on my second WS. The hookup was plug and play plus a backup and restore to get my settings into the new EX.

I...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By rzbill
We purchased a Silhouette Cameo 4 for general...

We purchased a Silhouette Cameo 4 for general hobby work plus future Aircraft vinyl. I see no reason for it to not be able to do the planned artwork for the plane. The only limit is the 12" width...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-11-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By rzbill
I'm curious. My YIO-360-M1B came with a Precision...

I'm curious.
My YIO-360-M1B came with a Precision Airmotive RSA-5 clone.
Are they really not available through Lycoming any more?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By rzbill
I use these anywhere that pushing on a Philips...

I use these anywhere that pushing on a Philips bit would be a pita. Such as the seat pans (especially the edges) and all the baggage bulkheads on a side by side. Various other places but mostly...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,175
Posted By rzbill
Descent to destination is one of the flight...

Descent to destination is one of the flight regimes that I really like with a CS prop since high power can be used. If you are ahead of the airplane via one of the mental math tricks already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,160
Posted By rzbill
And you can get red head lamps too. I use one...

And you can get red head lamps too.

I use one for both night flying and astronomy.
Forum: Tools 12-11-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By rzbill
Desert Rat +10 You don't need a lot of...

Desert Rat +10

You don't need a lot of storage.

Early in my build I used a scrap of wood to make a drill guide to hang on the wall above my bench. I drilled angled blind holes to stick the bits...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By rzbill
EGT sensors fail. It's a fact of life. Keep at...

EGT sensors fail. It's a fact of life. Keep at least one in your stock of maintenance spares.

At one time, GRT was selling regular and long life probes. Now only one kind (the long life). I had...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-01-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By rzbill
Sorry but this made me chuckle. The Runway Café...

Sorry but this made me chuckle. The Runway Café at GMU is a very common destination. I don't know all the restaurants (especially south of GMU) but here's my list including what others have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By rzbill
I have seen the results of a fuel fed engine...

I have seen the results of a fuel fed engine compartment fire on an RV (not mine).

Do not be concerned with aluminum firewall rivets.
The heat of the fire will follow the normal airflow pattern to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-24-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By rzbill
The AN4-27 should not move. It is designed to be...

The AN4-27 should not move. It is designed to be a tight clamp on the 610 "clevis" and the brass bushing. The bushing should not rotate on the bolt. The stick should be just barely shorter than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By rzbill
Its fun to use the RVs speed range for something...

Its fun to use the RVs speed range for something useful.
My home base KAVL is towered and they have gotten used to me topping the eastern ridge and high speed descending the 3K ft towards the field...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By rzbill
The EX replacement for my old WS unit came...

The EX replacement for my old WS unit came standard with internal GPS. it was not an option I had to select.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By rzbill
Thanks for that, Gents. I did not know those...

Thanks for that, Gents.
I did not know those squeezer sets existed. I see ATS and Geek carry them.

While I don't mind hammer setting with the common brake tool, my Tatco is pouting in the corner....
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,842
Posted By rzbill
There is something else going on with the OPs...

There is something else going on with the OPs situation.
The chart provided, compared to the flight data gives 128hp not 99.9% of 160.

The problem is not the chart.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By rzbill
There are a number of posts here about taper...

There are a number of posts here about taper reaming so a search might be useful to you.

The main gear trunnions are larger than the nose gear. The reamer is long enough to do both diameters but...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-03-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By rzbill
I guess this thread means that being a Signature...

I guess this thread means that being a Signature Customer at Asheville KAVL does rate for something even though I try not to think about the hanger rent :eek:. Fortunately I have always had a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By rzbill
If you find a friend with a milling machine, you...

If you find a friend with a milling machine, you may be able to save that latch by machining about 1/64" off the bottom surface of the latch. It will have the effect of sharpening the rounded corner...
Forum: Southeast 10-25-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By rzbill
+1 for Sailvi`s information.

+1 for Sailvi`s information.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,208
Posted By rzbill
Whale Oil, folks. High tech goes full circle......

Whale Oil, folks. High tech goes full circle... :)

Look up Cetyl Alcohol (the stuff on the label)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetyl_alcohol

And we thought Lycomings were antiquated.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By rzbill
OMG, :eek: you are giving me nightmares about...

OMG, :eek: you are giving me nightmares about my Heat and Mass Transfer class from 40 years ago. Forced convection ain't simple. Do us a favor and just fly, look at the gages over your years...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By rzbill
Hi Claude, I just wanted to say that my post was...

Hi Claude,
I just wanted to say that my post was really to the OP and not in response to yours although it looks like that. :)

We were typing at the same time and you beat me to the button.

Fly on!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By rzbill
It is my opinion that assigning many colors to...

It is my opinion that assigning many colors to detailed functions can create more visual confusion rather than less. Be careful of this.
Switch location and labeling goes a long way and does not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By rzbill
During construction, I measured mine at 180...

During construction, I measured mine at 180 picofarad while empty. Did not measure while full many months later but the article I was reading indicated a 2x change from air to fuel.

I was building...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By rzbill
One on the bottom and one on the top.

One on the bottom and one on the top.
Forum: COMM 09-13-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By rzbill
I got one from Stein a couple of years ago. I...

I got one from Stein a couple of years ago.

I was thrilled to get it so no I did not mind the price.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,324
Posted By rzbill
I think it must depend on CG position. My bird...

I think it must depend on CG position. My bird tends forward CG and as a result it uses more trim throw for the speed range than you describe from your experience.
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,231
Posted By rzbill
Mine is verry similar to Toobuilders. The only...

Mine is verry similar to Toobuilders. The only difference is custom sewing by the boss to make a web strap ring that fits around the A500 tail light assembly. So it is a one piece strap with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,759
Posted By rzbill
The beer can example is completely relevant. You...

The beer can example is completely relevant. You are being confused by thinking that since the baggage hoop is similar to the other open bulkheads further back in the tail that it is enough by...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,379
Posted By rzbill
The rocker contact point is not centered on the...

The rocker contact point is not centered on the valve stem by design.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,347
Posted By rzbill
A counterpoint is needed I think. New star...

A counterpoint is needed I think. New star washers and torqued to spec.
Have not lost one or had one loosen in 850 hrs. Oil cooler on #4 as some have noted.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By rzbill
I have not had this specific issue but have fixed...

I have not had this specific issue but have fixed similar elsewhere.
The distance from trailing edge to rivet line varies incorrectly. You can try to fix by forcing it flat and drilling for...
Forum: Southeast 08-15-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By rzbill
I stop at KHKY Hickory every Friday for self...

I stop at KHKY Hickory every Friday for self serve on my way home to KAVL. $3.95 yesterday. Rwy 24 is the standard unless the wind is really far off. As the previous post indicated, it is frequently...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,962
Posted By rzbill
If you take the nose wheel fork off the gear, pay...

If you take the nose wheel fork off the gear, pay attention to abnormal wear in the 2 bronze bearing surfaces and do something about...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By rzbill
This alternate and very lightweight method is...

This alternate and very lightweight method is still working at 860 hrs as of today.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1319278&postcount=10
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By rzbill
Ray, Yes the 430 needs a hole in the subpanel....

Ray,
Yes the 430 needs a hole in the subpanel. Can't say about the other.

For lightness, consider using the native subpanel metal to form integral stiffening angles.
Drill holes in the corners of...
Forum: Interiors 08-03-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By rzbill
Choice may depend on how you intend to attach the...

Choice may depend on how you intend to attach the panels to the fuselage aluminum or arm rests etc. My wife used fusible interfacing to stiffen the fabric panels. We attached panels with adhesive...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,151
Posted By rzbill
Yes, if you want beginning volumes. There are...

Yes, if you want beginning volumes.
There are many ways to do the algebra.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,151
Posted By rzbill
Yes, that's what it boils down to. I was trying...

Yes, that's what it boils down to. I was trying to avoid simply saying "CR-1" but rather show a path from root principle.

CR = (Displacement+clearance volume)/clearance volume.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,151
Posted By rzbill
Not really, but it is implied. It is true if...

Not really, but it is implied. It is true if comparing flat topped pistons or piston with identical top shape. Not true if comparing piston tops of different shape. I left the comparison at volume...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,151
Posted By rzbill
I am going to assume the OPs question is actually...

I am going to assume the OPs question is actually different than stated. Swept volumes have already been answered. It is possible to calculate the starting and ending volumes with the CR and the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-30-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,729
Posted By rzbill
I used a standard aviation "push to test" light...

I used a standard aviation "push to test" light assembly and replaced the T1-3/4 (330) incandescent bulb with an LED version. Wired the supply through the panel dimmer circuit running off a pot /...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,588
Posted By rzbill
EFIS yes. EIS is not multiple power input...

EFIS yes. EIS is not multiple power input unless GRT has changed it since I built. My voltage display does not lead one to believe there is a diode drop before the voltage sensing in the EIS.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,909
Posted By rzbill
Aw Bill, they promote diversity in exhaust flow.

Aw Bill, they promote diversity in exhaust flow.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,995
Posted By rzbill
With all the 1st flight hyperventilating of the...

With all the 1st flight hyperventilating of the pilot, there was no chance to overheat the engine. :eek:

But seriously, new engine, taxi test, brake break in, high speed taxi test, 30 min 1st...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By rzbill
A 2-1/4" horizon will fit nicely above a...

A 2-1/4" horizon will fit nicely above a rectangular EFIS in the gap between the EFIS and the top curve of the panel. With good planning, a 3-1/8 will fit too but it needs to be closer to the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,781
Posted By rzbill
This reminds me of a cartoon in Sport Aviation...

This reminds me of a cartoon in Sport Aviation from years ago that showed an R-985 mounted in a BD5. I think that was about optimum. :)
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By rzbill
Which IAS would you choose to match 200kt...

Which IAS would you choose to match 200kt TAS?

The one at sea level or 5K ft, 10k ft or some other altitude since IAS goes down with alt

If you wanted to be totally sure, you could choose the...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By rzbill
Careful with the Horror Fright caliper selection....

Careful with the Horror Fright caliper selection. At least one of the models only measures to +/- 0.010" which is a useless piece of **** instead of a unit that properly measures to 0.001".
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By rzbill
Added link to my earlier post. This entry is to...

Added link to my earlier post. This entry is to bump thread to the top.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By rzbill
If you search for Dan Hortons post here about...

If you search for Dan Hortons post here about cowl work, you will see there is a couple of days of work that can be done prior to engine arrival.

The work is basically matching the two halves by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By rzbill
It's definitely not Type III if that is what you...

It's definitely not Type III if that is what you are wondering.

You can't get the pretty colors with type III (always dark gray, black, dark green) plus there is no need for the high surface...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,843
Posted By rzbill
Better machine shop that has a #3 B&S taper ream...

Better machine shop that has a #3 B&S taper ream of its own perhaps?

Alternatively, the link below goes to Walt's post with a drawing I made to give to a machine shop for EDM wire cutting the taper....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,928
Posted By rzbill
8" completely satisfactory for me as elect flight...

8" completely satisfactory for me as elect flight bag. But I do have 2 EFIS screens in the panel that aid the awareness thing. Flight use is map enroute as backup that is rarely referenced even...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,928
Posted By rzbill
Well... It's nice to know others are having good...

Well... It's nice to know others are having good luck with the S2. It reinforces the choice.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,928
Posted By rzbill
+ many for Avare. I started using it at its...

+ many for Avare. I started using it at its inception. Have it on a Samsung 8" S2 which is the second tablet so you can imagine it's been a while. Early on, the software was changing FAST and it...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-13-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By rzbill
And don't forget, the gas is really cheap too. ...

And don't forget, the gas is really cheap too. :eek::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 29,826
Posted By rzbill
This post is to emphasize an aspect of motor...

This post is to emphasize an aspect of motor cleaning that has been mentioned but possibly has receded from notice vs the grease issue.

After 800 ish hrs, my flap motor stopped a couple of times. ...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-01-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By rzbill
Fair enough. I see the reason for inquiring....

Fair enough. I see the reason for inquiring. Thanks.
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-01-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By rzbill
Why would you expect GRTs electronic pressure...

Why would you expect GRTs electronic pressure differential sensor to be less accurate than other measurement means such as a mechanical ASI? Yes there could be error at low speed but as noted that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By rzbill
There is no high usage of floating #6 nutplates...

There is no high usage of floating #6 nutplates in a standard build. Even if there was, they would be in the kit. You may use some in the panel since #6 is common in that area. Since that area is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,027
Posted By rzbill
BILL, John (snopercod) bought you lunch at GMU...

BILL,
John (snopercod) bought you lunch at GMU recently didn't he.... :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By rzbill
There are bulkhead hole positions specified on...

There are bulkhead hole positions specified on the plans for manual trim cable going through the tunnel. Use them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By rzbill
Looks like I will again be the contrarian and say...

Looks like I will again be the contrarian and say they were not hard to install in the right place, I still use them and have no intention to stop. You do need the truckers valve extension when...
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