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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-06-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,954
Posted By lawrence
everthing must go

hello ken: pm to you.
lawrence
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By lawrence
tire balance

24 psi. thank you for reply.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By lawrence
tire balance

my rv has severe main gear shake on take off and landing. gear legs are tight in their sockets.

which tire balancer are others using, bubble balancer or motorcycle tire balancer?


thank you for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-20-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By lawrence
talcum powder for tire tubes

talcum powder is not available locally. any substitutes work? like corn starch?
i can order tire talc online,but would like to install new tube today.
thank you for any replys. lawrence
Forum: ADS-B 06-08-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,307
Posted By lawrence
adsb out and transponder

i do not operate in transponder required airspace.

however,my plane is ifr equiped and has current ifr certification.and current transponder check.

can i file an ifr flight plan from one class...
Forum: RV-3 06-03-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By lawrence
lord mounts 1978 rv-3 engine mount

Major Change? regards my 1978 rv-3 ,serial # 623. i need to replace my isolator mounts for the lycoming o-320 e2d engine.

barry mounts for later rv-3 are too large.

i have purchased a set of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,211
Posted By lawrence
off topic

scott: email sent to you via vaf.
Forum: RV-3 05-03-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By lawrence
early rv-3 isolator mounts

thanks fin: wiill try Wag Aero monday.
it seems the barry mounts vans and acs sell for the rv-3,4,6,7 are all the same.and they do fit "some" rv-3's.
vans words "rv-3 and rv-4 barry isolator mounts...
Forum: RV-3 05-01-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By lawrence
rv-3 engine isolator mounts

i need new or good used isolator mounts for my early rv-3.
o-320-e2d, dynafocal mount. completerv-3 kit sold new by vans 1978.
barry isolator mounts sold by vans for rv-3 wrong size.
barry isolator...
Forum: Propellers 04-13-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,132
Posted By lawrence
hi hunter. pm to you

hi hunter. pm to you
Forum: Propellers 04-09-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,132
Posted By lawrence
whirlwind 151h

my 151h shakes airframe excessively,especially on takeoff.
Whirlwind Aviation response "we no longer support the 151h".
limited parts available"we probably can not repair for you".
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,482
Posted By lawrence
Rob in post #52 is correct. the name and address...

Rob in post #52 is correct. the name and address of my daughter should not be public knowledge if someone has the n number of her aircraft.
make the faa aircraft registry private.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-29-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,432
Posted By lawrence
engine mount gusset

what is the tack welded washer for?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,275
Posted By lawrence
tire pressure

24 psi in the nose. 28 in the mains. worked for me 23 years on my rv-6a.
however, i seldom used gravel or dirt runways.
Forum: Rocket 07-26-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,057
Posted By lawrence
insurance

thumbs up to falcon insurance.
not so good at skysmith.
and Gallagher insurance a definate thumb down,a flight review with a certified CFI every 6 months if you are over 80 yo? and highest rates...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By lawrence
Regional Tailwheel Recommendation Sought

i agree with Paul in previous post: one of the old r-vator newsletters: "dual in a citabria till you are comfortable and then go fly your tailwheel RV"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,920
Posted By lawrence
blackstone

like jessie said: "I always put the black box inside a padded envelope or box and mail it that way. I try to send 2 at a time when possible.
__________________
Jesse Saint (Saint Aviation, Inc. - VAF...
Forum: Safety 01-24-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,705
Posted By lawrence
malware ??

one of the links in this thread. or a link to a link in this thread, locked up my computer. had to enter safe mode and run a repair program to get working again.

4:45 pm 24jan 2017
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 62,531
Posted By lawrence
vans alternator

30 amp vans alternator from early 90's.
Bearings were getting noisy at 23 years and 630 tach hours.
External regulator did fail at this time. Replaced both with similar.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,013
Posted By lawrence
rv-6a landing incident

runway overrun, april 2016. az,usa. not me. hit a ditch after exiting the runway. no injuries.

http://s2.photobucket.com/user/n6446r/media/rv-6a%20%203_zpsp360si4c.jpg.html?o=0
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-07-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By lawrence
jpi fuel pressure sensor

hello jon: that is exact part # i have except i have 4 wires and a shield. yes, i have been looking at sensors on amazon and ebay. and will get more info from jpi. thank you very much for info and...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-05-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By lawrence
JPI fuel pressure sensor

anyone have an idea? other then jpi sugestion to replace the monitor with a newer model. and then i can use the new jpi fuel pressure sensor.(original sensor is not available) total cost of...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-24-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By lawrence
jpi fuel pressure sensor

need to replace the fuel pressure sensor for my jpi edm-900 engine monitor.

jpi part # 3016-17 (4 wire)

does anyone know of a replacement sensor for the the jpi sensor ?

thanks for any and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,623
Posted By lawrence
tas

andy:good on you. i like your above method.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By lawrence
lycoming O-320

a lycoming o-320-e2a is for sale and is supposed to have the 8.5 to 1 compression ratio pistons.

but the engine records are not clear on which pistons were used at last overhaul.

my question is:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,715
Posted By lawrence
slc aviators oxygen tank loaner

also, my tank has expired hydro test date. looks like not a realistic way to use it on this flight.

anyone in the salt lake city area have a loaner tank? or for sale?

i have everything except...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,715
Posted By lawrence
aviators oxygen

i plan to use the oxygen bottle i carry in my rv in another aircraft. however that aircraft is several states away.

does anyone know if the airlines allow an empty aluminum aviators oxygen bottle...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-18-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,310
Posted By lawrence
tire pressure

i used 25 psi ,all 3 tires for years. i now use 35 psi.
35 works better on turf runways. and seems to have less leakdown at 35psi.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,675
Posted By lawrence
what is this

i replaced the new voltage regulator with a new adjustable external voltage regulator. (transpo f540xhd)
holds voltage steady at 14.55 volts,out of the box. no adjustment needed.

thanks for all...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,675
Posted By lawrence
what is this

thanks to all who replied. i will determine what is causing the over voltage and post here at that time.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,675
Posted By lawrence
what is it

hello dale: thanks for reply.

about the diode: 1/2 of the banded end says 53
small 66 under the 53

the other half of the banded end says 120
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,675
Posted By lawrence
what is it

my original problem was an overvoltage of 16 volts on the engine monitor.

i found alternator bearings very noisy. and this diode separated,nonfunctioing.

rebuilt alternator is ordered. and if i can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,675
Posted By lawrence
what is it

thank you for reply. the diode fell apart into about 3-4 pieces .

could not determine which end was connected ti the "b" terminal.

the other end is connected to an unmarked terminal adjacent ....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,675
Posted By lawrence
what is this ?

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/n6446r/n7032m%20alternator%202015%20las%20014_zpsujw3ecyp.jpg

my old alternator had this device between 2 terminals on the backside.

any one know what it is? or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,566
Posted By lawrence
stainless eye bolt

http://www.mcmaster.com/#eyebolts/=ss9kzt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,036
Posted By lawrence
grand canyon flying

my experience gcn was poor service and high priced fuel. as i wanted to stay overnight,had to pay in advance before my aircraft was refueled. also,1.5 hour wait for the fuel truck.
i believe the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By lawrence
old & new fork

this was posted on this site several yeas ago. originator unknown. maybe will help you.


http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/n6446r/oldnewnoseforkjpg_zps2027cfcd.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,704
Posted By lawrence
Dies at high idle- help

intake leak makes mixture too lean. carb heat enriches mixture. engine then runs better.

check for intake leak.

good luck.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,546
Posted By lawrence
Can a kit-built RV-12 still be a S-LSA

hello jim: did you get a clear answer?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,161
Posted By lawrence
Removing a recalcitrant fuel drain

i have had success using an air or electric impact wrench.and a 6 point socket. and (important), a back-up wrench as previously suggested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,300
Posted By lawrence
review nexus 7 & garmin pilot

paul: thanks for the review.always looking for best value for the buck.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-07-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,831
Posted By lawrence
fuel selector valve

thanks to all for the tips. i decided to reuse my old valve body,and it's brass spool,after polishing the spool and using fuel lub.
reason:
the new homebuilders valve from ACS would...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-04-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,831
Posted By lawrence
fuel selector valve

hi gasman:thank you for your reply. the original weatherhead valve is becoming very,very hard to turn. i suspect the valve seat is galled badly.
i like the idea of new.(the handle may be damaged or...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-04-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,831
Posted By lawrence
fuel selector valve

i plan to replace my,kit supplied, fuel selector valve on my early rv-6a.

i plan to install same valve to minimize time down.

anyone done this job recently? if yes,how many gallons of fuel can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,460
Posted By lawrence
engine compression

many lycoming o-320 engines reach 20 years in service or even 30 to 40 years in service before they reach 2000 hours since new.(and need a major overhaul)

i have never understood lycomings ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,184
Posted By lawrence
ground handling at osh

if you fly in on saturday or sunday before Airventure starts:

have a plan b.

you may have to do your own ground navigation.

just my experience,yours may vary.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,362
Posted By lawrence
rv-6a fuel caps

hello matt: some older rv's used a different fuel cap then newer rv's.

are both your caps the same?

i purchased a new cap for my rv years ago ,from van's,and never could get it to seal. i went...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,930
Posted By lawrence
rv-6a value

$ 35K for an average 1996 rv-6a seems very low. the insurance companys are not reflecting this decrease in value.
i know some cessna drivers have been forced to decrease the hull value (because of...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,317
Posted By lawrence
prop extension bolts

hello Steve:if i recall correctly,early rv cowls were longer ,requiring a 4 inch extension.
as previously suggested,talk to sabre (or is it saber) for more information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By lawrence
battery life

hello mel: what model and/or ah rating on your power sonic battery?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 133,755
Posted By lawrence
tail wheel chain slack

hi paul: i believe van's install instructions are; 1" slack in the stock tailwheel chains.this may be for cross wind landings? my tailwheel experience is not in rv's. i prefer some slack in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 551,759
Posted By lawrence
from kals waiting for sunrise

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/n6446r/blancapeak2009.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,372
Posted By lawrence
vans vents

[QUOTE=jsharkey;356183]There are instructions with the plastic vents to cast some RTV around the edge of the butterfly and form a gasket seal.

Has anyone ever gone to the trouble of doing that and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By lawrence
mag switch problem?

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/ignitionswitchkit.php my rv starts much better after installing this switch kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,322
Posted By lawrence
a models on non-hard surface

"The now arguably large number of similar incidents undermines confidence." does anyone know how many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,667
Posted By lawrence
amateur built?

i am considering a rv project,maybe 75% done. builder passed on.left no build records or photos or receipts. can this project be completed and get an amateur built experimental airworthiness...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By lawrence
51% rule

thank you for the search tip Kahuna. interesting reading. my question is about licenseing and the airworthiness certificate. the project i am looking at has 3 previous builders,none kept a build log...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By lawrence
51% rule

many aircraft kits change ownership several times before completion.what records does the owner who completes the plane need to licence and get the airworthiness certificate as an experimental...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,255
Posted By lawrence
fuel prices

http://www.gasbuddy.com/
Forum: COMM 01-15-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,390
Posted By lawrence
voice recorder

anyone using a voice recorder wired to their com radio and intercom? if yes,how useful is this device? how often do you use it? would you install again? i plan to replace my intercom and the voice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,097
Posted By lawrence
continental engine in rv

vans has a rv-10 with a continental engine. specs at www.vansaircraft.com looks like a good performer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By lawrence
Old Gear and New Fork Weight Savings

would this amount of weight savings require an update of the aircrafts "weight and balance information" ? any answers are appreciated....lawrence...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,032
Posted By lawrence
aircraft log book entries

if the item i am working on is attached to the airframe ,entry goes in the airframe logbook? how about something that is attached to both airframe and engine?? is there a rule of thumb as to which...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,144
Posted By lawrence
differential compression testers.

thanks gill. i appreciate the information. ...lawrence....
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