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Forum: Tools 08-11-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,562
Posted By dpansier
A tall guy reviews the Aero Creeper, simply...

A tall guy reviews the Aero Creeper, simply slides the back support up a bit to accommodate his height.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5BoFX5ISzg&t=20s
Forum: Tools 08-10-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,562
Posted By dpansier
Saw this creeper on VAF several years ago, saved...

Saw this creeper on VAF several years ago, saved it to my "like to build someday fileĒ but would replace the jack with a 12 volt linear actuator and power it with a M12 Milwaukee battery pack.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,637
Posted By dpansier
I went back and reviewed my Savvy data to compare...

I went back and reviewed my Savvy data to compare the oil pressure build time with the Tempest Filter and the K&P Filter, temperature and downtime between engine runs were similar.
The K&P that I...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,501
Posted By dpansier
Many years have passed since I did cantilever...

Many years have passed since I did cantilever beam calculations but by moving the support from one end of the rudder to the center point would decrease the deflection by 1/2 or more at the end...
Forum: RV-15 07-21-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,517
Posted By dpansier
Appears they are in the stealth mode

Appears they are in the stealth mode
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-19-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By dpansier
Aircraft Spruce has the Aurora Bearings, link...

Aircraft Spruce has the Aurora Bearings, link here...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By dpansier
For me it always sticks to bare skin.:eek:

For me it always sticks to bare skin.:eek:
Forum: COMM 07-14-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By dpansier
Have you added any USB power devices?

Have you added any USB power devices?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-11-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By dpansier
Based on the system working well with the AFS...

Based on the system working well with the AFS 3400 before the GX3 change, it may be possible the Red Cube wire is introducing some EMI into the EIS module causing the erratic indication. Can you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,637
Posted By dpansier
The two examples shown will not work as they are...

The two examples shown will not work as they are NPT threads, the filter requires a 3/4-16 straight thread nipple.
Forum: Tools 06-29-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By dpansier
Two videos on the Mittler Ultimate Box and Pan...

Two videos on the Mittler Ultimate Box and Pan Brake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIbeIBLrI1c&t=8s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfMM2F5s-h0&t=6s
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,004
Posted By dpansier
Looks like a good spot for a pull rivet.

Looks like a good spot for a pull rivet.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-22-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By dpansier
Depending on the severity, a thread file can...

Depending on the severity, a thread file can clean up damaged threads.
Example here: https://www.mcmaster.com/2616A11/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,465
Posted By dpansier
Down load the Boat Watch App showing the ship...

Down load the Boat Watch App showing the ship traffic on Lake Michigan, many boats on the lake but most are near the shore.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,081
Posted By dpansier
What skill level is required to get more than one...

What skill level is required to get more than one flight from the RV7 model?:)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By dpansier
Could this be the photo?

Could this be the photo?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,228
Posted By dpansier
Replacing an exhaust stud may not be the best...

Replacing an exhaust stud may not be the best application for this method but extended length Allen socket screws are widely used in the industrial machine industry and have performed well for years....
Forum: COMM 04-29-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By dpansier
I agree, depending on where the mike / phone...

I agree, depending on where the mike / phone jacks are mounted, someone unfamiliar with aircraft can bump or kick the mike / phone plugs causing the jack to make contact with the panel.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By dpansier
A simple method to accomplish your goal is to use...

A simple method to accomplish your goal is to use a reed switch.
Wrap several turns of the wire going to the device around the reed switch body, as the current flows it will produce a magnetic field...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,244
Posted By dpansier
Regardless of the Nav antenna selection, internal...

Regardless of the Nav antenna selection, internal or external, I suggest recording an antenna reception polar plot.
This exercise will identify weak reception directions and can be accomplished by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,712
Posted By dpansier
Your friend is correct, I purchased one and bench...

Your friend is correct, I purchased one and bench tested it, breaks the squelch and totally wipes out my VHF receiver within 8 feet.

Strobe is very bright, just needs a bit of RFI suppression.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By dpansier
A Lexan guard attached to the bottom of the...

A Lexan guard attached to the bottom of the battery box with Aluminum angle and nut plates can provide protection, form the guard to cover both contractors and exposed connections.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,368
Posted By dpansier
This depicts what Bill is referencing with the...

This depicts what Bill is referencing with the syringe.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By dpansier
I changed my leaking tank drain last week with a...

I changed my leaking tank drain last week with a full tank.
Applied sealant to a new spare drain valve, sealed the tank vent with duck tape and quickly replaced the valve.
Lost about 1 - 2 oz of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,193
Posted By dpansier
Many Manufacturers have a guide on how to...

Many Manufacturers have a guide on how to identify the genuine and the counterfeit, for example, Denso provides this spark plug...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By dpansier
Search counterfeit coaxial cable, the number of...

Search counterfeit coaxial cable, the number of hits that come up indicates this is a wide spread problem.
I suggest buying RG-400 from a reputable dealer such as Stein.
Use good construction...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,652
Posted By dpansier
Looks like they do the wiring in a rough area

Looks like they do the wiring in a rough area
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,456
Posted By dpansier
You may find a photo the aircraft you are looking...

You may find a photo the aircraft you are looking for by using the Internet Archive WayBack Machine.
It has Vanís website captures from 1999 to the present including the accessory catalog.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By dpansier
That gear box was used on riding lawnmowers back...

That gear box was used on riding lawnmowers back in the 60ís and 70ís, spent many hours looking down at one as I was growing up.:)
If I recall correctly, the gear box did not have a port for oil,...
Forum: RV-4 03-02-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By dpansier
I have used a Ram iPad mount for years and it...

I have used a Ram iPad mount for years and it worked well, what I did not like is the protective case must be removed from the iPad each time it was placed in the mount.
When the new iPad mini 6th...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,086
Posted By dpansier
Very nice video Herman, love the scenery. Was...

Very nice video Herman, love the scenery.

Was that Whiskey or Brandy? :D
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By dpansier
Aircraft Spruce Part# 11-17916 is the Xcruze 100...

Aircraft Spruce Part# 11-17916 is the Xcruze 100 Autopilot Computer - 2" Round, @ $956.00 (search the part number and it will come up)

If you are interested, I have one that I'm not going to use,...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,234
Posted By dpansier
I recall a post on VAF from someone involved with...

I recall a post on VAF from someone involved with the satellite testing reporting they can receive adequate mode S signals from the lower mounted antennas but I can not locate it at this time. (Was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,689
Posted By dpansier
Interesting read on...

Interesting read on N6644

https://planecrashmap.com/plane/ok/N6644/
Forum: COMM 02-10-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By dpansier
The disadvantage of the Mini-Circuits device or...

The disadvantage of the Mini-Circuits device or similar devices is the 3dB+ signal loss thru the device. Anytime a large heat sink is mounted on a passive device is a dead give away that something is...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,052
Posted By dpansier
From the PMag installation manual, "install the...

From the PMag installation manual, "install the adapters with the supplied gasket on the spark plugs finger tight, then insert the combined assembly (plug with adapter) in the engine and tighten to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By dpansier
I have used Dowel Pins in custom size, low speed...

I have used Dowel Pins in custom size, low speed applications, McMaster has a wide selection.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,862
Posted By dpansier
The strakes came factory installed on the Cessna...

The strakes came factory installed on the Cessna T303, would not take much effort to reproduce a set by tracing a paper template.
Bend a 90 on a piece of Aluminum and stretch the small edge to form...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,305
Posted By dpansier
If you are to the point of desperation, suggest...

If you are to the point of desperation, suggest checking the marine industry.
Simular shunts are used in fishing boats and should be available locally in Vancouver.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,936
Posted By dpansier
Photo of AFP divider

Photo of AFP divider
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,745
Posted By dpansier
PSM-6, carried one for uncle Sam and it worked...

PSM-6, carried one for uncle Sam and it worked flawlessly.:)
Forum: Safety 11-22-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,107
Posted By dpansier
Hereís a low cost starting point: Pick up an old...

Hereís a low cost starting point:
Pick up an old 35mm slide projector, color one half of the 35mm slide Red and leave the other half clear.
Prop the projector up at 3 to 4 degrees shining out on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,873
Posted By dpansier
When I flew 135 several years ago we would carry...

When I flew 135 several years ago we would carry a pump up garden sprayer with deice fluid, a gallon would go a long way and it was effective.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,112
Posted By dpansier
I paid 125 for a 2nd class several months ago.

I paid 125 for a 2nd class several months ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,290
Posted By dpansier
Very clever Heinrich, nice clean...

Very clever Heinrich, nice clean installation.

Interesting, I can see some real advantages for variable swashplate compressors, for example, soft starting a RV (Camping) type air conditioner.The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By dpansier
Double nut or cut a screwdriver slot in the end...

Double nut or cut a screwdriver slot in the end with a Dremel tool, both work well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By dpansier
By request I collected the data on a purge only,...

By request I collected the data on a purge only, shown on the left side of the chart, the purge was about 8 minutes while I wiped down the plane after flight.

The right side of the chart depicts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 21,544
Posted By dpansier
I understand K & P Engineering is the manufacture...

I understand K & P Engineering is the manufacture of the Challenger Oil Filter, K & P has no mention of changing the filter element and states the quad ring (Seal Gasket) can be used for several...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By dpansier
I returned from a flight today and purged for 8...

I returned from a flight today and purged for 8 minutes with no dry air flow, will the purge alone provide a benefit? Field conditions at the time of the purge was Temp 56, Dew Point 45, Humidity...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By dpansier
I have been running the low RH air for 4 hours...

I have been running the low RH air for 4 hours after the purge to minimize the moisture, it may be overkill but after reading this SAE technical paper I though I would continue till I capture...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By dpansier
Thanks for the comments, I plan to continue...

Thanks for the comments, I plan to continue collecting data and will add to this thread in the future.

Jeff requested data on the humidity level without introducing dry air but I see John has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By dpansier
Engine Dryer Data Collection

My home constructed open loop engine dryer has been in use for over 1 year and I assume it provides a benefit but without the data, Iím just guessing.

The purpose of the test is to determine the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,658
Posted By dpansier
From the "Way Back Machine"

From the "Way Back Machine"
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By dpansier
Backup Battery

With the recent discussion about backup batteries, here's an out of the box thought, I have a number of Milwaukee M12 battery tools and continue to be amazed at the battery standby life. Some of the...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,567
Posted By dpansier
The apparatus behind the jack pads is a lathe...

The apparatus behind the jack pads is a lathe headstock spindle support, this is mounted to a lathe spindle, opposite the lathe chuck. An example of use would be re-chambering a rifle barrel. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,743
Posted By dpansier
My first attempt at a cowl bump fabricated from...

My first attempt at a cowl bump fabricated from Aluminum. Iím sure improvements can be made and will consider it a work in progress.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,425
Posted By dpansier
I used this method from the start, credit to Mike...

I used this method from the start, credit to Mike Bullock RV7 builder.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,440
Posted By dpansier
Yes I agree this is the holding current, I could...

Yes I agree this is the holding current, I could haul out the O Scope with the current probe and get the peak but it is not worth the hassle. <G>
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,440
Posted By dpansier
Contactor current draw

The starter contactor draws 3.5 Amps and the Battery contactor 720 milliamps, both measured on my aircraft.
Forum: COMM 10-07-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By dpansier
It is likely intermodulation caused by two or...

It is likely intermodulation caused by two or more radio signals, shows up at the sum and difference of the mixing frequencies. Difficult to track down and not much can be done about it as the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,743
Posted By dpansier
Steve, What would you consider to be a optimum...

Steve, What would you consider to be a optimum radius in this firewall application?
Thanks
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,874
Posted By dpansier
Grex was exhibiting this year at Oshkosh so I...

Grex was exhibiting this year at Oshkosh so I stopped by on Monday to take a look at the airbrush they were offering, spent about 20 minutes talking with the rep and demoíd the MF.TS Micro Spray Gun...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By dpansier
I source the cabin heater air in front of #1 with...

I source the cabin heater air in front of #1 with a 1.5Ē dia tube.
Two muffs in series, flown down to 0 F OAT with adequate cabin temps.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,814
Posted By dpansier
Field Current

Data point from my early model Plane Power 60 amp alternator,

Resting field current is 2.21 amps @ 12.6 volts, nearly 28 watts and it does get warm to the touch after 20 minutes or so.
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