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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By agent4573
Not that I agree with doing this, but you guys...

Not that I agree with doing this, but you guys keep mentioning the dispersant and additives. OP clearly said mineral oil, and both Phillips and aeroshell claim non-dispersant and aeroshell explicitly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By agent4573
Can you point me to more info on this statement?...

Can you point me to more info on this statement? Links to articles or other backgrounds? I want to do some UL94 testing on a 9:1 IO375 and need a reliable knock sensor in order to pull it off.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-11-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By agent4573
I have a set of aircraft scales at KPAO. They...

I have a set of aircraft scales at KPAO. They haven't been sent in for calibration in a while, but they work just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
I will get the "standard setup" made up so I have...

I will get the "standard setup" made up so I have comparable numbers. The plane goes to paint on Friday though, so all this will likely have to wait until ~August. I expect to get it back from paint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
About 10 degrees on cht between 50 and 100 ROP. I...

About 10 degrees on cht between 50 and 100 ROP. I choose 50 because it's worst case. I planning on running LOP, but that doesn't help me on 100 degree high DA takeoffs, I still need an efficient...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
It's mounted between 2 reflective and insulated...

It's mounted between 2 reflective and insulated mounts to limit the amount of radiative and conductive heat it's receiving. Not sure if the pic shows it well, but it's fairly well protected. After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
The timing light shows the timing is right on on...

The timing light shows the timing is right on on the ground. it got windy this afternoon, but we'll go do another flight tomorrow and start retarding the timing a degree at a time like you said, to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
All data today taken at 6500 indicated, 30.10 alt...

All data today taken at 6500 indicated, 30.10 alt setting. Difference between cockpit and static port is 0.2" water. Plenum and cowl pressure readings are referenced to cockpit. Mixture was set to 50...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-27-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,132
Posted By agent4573
Now that's an option that needs to be advertised...

Now that's an option that needs to be advertised on the website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By agent4573
I feel like planes are similar to houses when it...

I feel like planes are similar to houses when it comes to pricing, its worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Both commodities have almost doubled in price in the last 5 years. The only way to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-27-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By agent4573
Just to cover all the possibilities, it's likely...

Just to cover all the possibilities, it's likely ok to use the battery charger as a power supply if you are running a Lithium based battery (LifePo4 falling into this category). Optimate advertises...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-27-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By agent4573
This is why you're not getting the plane back...

This is why you're not getting the plane back from the panel upgrade on time? Rough. If you don't wan to wait, see if he'll cut the panel for these switches but install an insert to wire up standard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
One of the tests for this weekend is to seal the...

One of the tests for this weekend is to seal the edges of the plenum with tape and see if the numbers change significantly. It doesn't show any leaks on the grounds, but yeah, in flight it might be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
Did round 3 on baffle sealing today. Used my yet...

Did round 3 on baffle sealing today. Used my yet to be installed led strip lights to fill the plenum. Found a few small pinholes around the inter cylinder baffles, and a large gap on the #4 taper fin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
I made mine removable since everyone suggested...

I made mine removable since everyone suggested they would need mods. Once I pull the plenum it's 3 screws per side and they come in and out. I'll pull them just to see the affect, but it won't be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
I was looking at sealing the spinner gap. I have...

I was looking at sealing the spinner gap. I have a 2.5" prop extension so it gives me an easy surface to seal to. I may look into that more. Any chance I can get a copy of that excel sheet you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-25-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By agent4573
19 quarts Phillips type M mineral oil

Ordered an extra case by accident, but my motor has broken in and I've swapped to the standard XC20-50. Prefer pickup at KPAO, but will ship if you cover actual costs. Make offer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
I'll take some pictures tonight. I downloaded the...

I'll take some pictures tonight. I downloaded the ECI taper fin baffle template and made my own set that sits pretty well. I RTV'd the edges so even where there is a little gap between the fin and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
Upper port is flush mounted to the outside of the...

Upper port is flush mounted to the outside of the baffle where a 1/4" screw normally goes. In theory, since it's flush mounted to a wall, it should be picking up (nearly) static pressure only. Lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
The ignition displays it's programmed advance,...

The ignition displays it's programmed advance, but it's only truly firing at that angle if the magnet position is set correctly. There's a jig for installing the pickup magnets, but since it was done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,925
Posted By agent4573
High lower cowl pressure... Baffle leaks or not enough exit area?

Tidying up the final adjustments after phase 1 and still running into some higher temps than I would like. We've gotten the cht's below 400 in cruise but it's only on mild days (75 on the ground,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,431
Posted By agent4573
We finished our phase 1 hours and brought it back...

We finished our phase 1 hours and brought it back to its long-term hanger. We're in a congested area, so we had to take it about an hour away for our phase 1 test area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By agent4573
From their FAQ page: Question: What is the...

From their FAQ page:
Question: What is the difference between a FS20-3 and a FS20-4?
Answer: There is no difference to the valves except that the FS20x4 has a detent in the middle position for BOTH,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-25-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By agent4573
Just to close this out, after getting all the...

Just to close this out, after getting all the info from Barry and Ross, I headed to the airport and started to troubleshoot. It was an easy fix, as I had the signal wire in pin 22 instead of pin 23....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-20-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By agent4573
The rpm signal has been rock solid since the...

The rpm signal has been rock solid since the beginning. The fuel flow and rpm wires are routed directly next to each other in the bundle from the SDS to the GEA24, if both were affected I would...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-19-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By agent4573
SDS fuel flow pull up resistor

Has anyone added a pull up resistor to get their SDS fuel flow output to work with a Garmin GEA24? I've reached out to Garmin to help size it, and after 3 emails they're still asking me who makes my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,524
Posted By agent4573
Fuel pumps used to be a huge problem from amazon....

Fuel pumps used to be a huge problem from amazon. You search for a Bosch 044 pump and there's dozens of people selling them. Since they're all "sold and shipped from amazon" it means they're all in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-16-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,103
Posted By agent4573
It flies..........

It flies..........
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
To fully close this out, we did an engine run...

To fully close this out, we did an engine run today after getting the governor back from APS. Prop cycles as it should. I ran it up to 1800 and it only took about 2 seconds with the lever pulled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By agent4573
Just because I'm not a fan of being dismissed...

Just because I'm not a fan of being dismissed with a hand waive, the F15 can exceed basic fighter design gross weight (the equivalent of max aerobatic weight) with centerline tanks and fuselage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By agent4573
NzG (weight times g) is how most modern military...

NzG (weight times g) is how most modern military fighters determine max g over their weight range. 9g aircraft up to the equivalent of "max aerobatic gross weight" , then a linear decrease in max g...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-02-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By agent4573
Pic attached from the test fitting. You install...

Pic attached from the test fitting. You install counter-sunk nutplates on the inboard flange of the tank and wing skins, then dimple the fairings and use counter-sunk #8 screws.

EDIT: I may have...
Forum: Propellers 03-02-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
APS found that the governor was missing a...

APS found that the governor was missing a "speeder spring", so it was sitting in full course pitch all the time, regardless of position of the control arm. It's on its way back to me now, I'll update...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By agent4573
I'm going to install mine this weekend and can...

I'm going to install mine this weekend and can take pictures. What are you trying to see?
Forum: Propellers 02-28-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
It's interesting because APS has said that...

It's interesting because APS has said that hitting the low speed stop is not required on the governor. You reach minimum controllable RPM prior to hitting the low speed stop, and he sounded surprised...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,083
Posted By agent4573
We financed most of our construction with a loan...

We financed most of our construction with a loan from lightstream.com. They do a lot of RV/aircraft/personal type loans. I don't know a bunch about them, but they approved us quickly and we didn't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By agent4573
Did you cut the required notch out of the front...

Did you cut the required notch out of the front of the center block to make room for the floor? I could see that causing it to wedge in there if you didn't make the relief cut.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By agent4573
The only block with adjustable clamp force is the...

The only block with adjustable clamp force is the center one. If you torque it to the book value it crushes the washers into the plastic and clamps down on the tube. Try removing the top half of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By agent4573
Parallel valve and CS prop. Most people I know...

Parallel valve and CS prop. Most people I know with a ground adjustable prop never adjust it. They found a happy compromise position and that's where it stays 99% of it's life. I would save the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,525
Posted By agent4573
My local airport near san Francisco is currently...

My local airport near san Francisco is currently at 1.91 CAD/liter (5.70 USD/gallon). Gas prices suck.
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
I have. The correct ports are open. Just did a...

I have. The correct ports are open. Just did a flow check and got 2 quarts a minute while just turning the motor over with the starter. I assume with the motor running and actually making more than...
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
I'm confused by this plate. I have a governor...

I'm confused by this plate. I have a governor drive adapter, but the adapter doesn't have this plate between it and the accessory case. The governor drive adapter just has a normal gasket between it...
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
Aerosport is saying it passed the pressure check...

Aerosport is saying it passed the pressure check at that port before it left the factory. We pressurized the oil system to around 30psi and a ton of oil came out of that port. I'm going to make the...
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
Already verified the plugs are correct. Front...

Already verified the plugs are correct. Front plug is not installed, rear plug is solid. Pressurizing the governor discharge line with air gives the proper leak down rate, and if air pressure in the...
Forum: Propellers 02-19-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
Put a pressure gauge on to see what was making it...

Put a pressure gauge on to see what was making it to the prop. Zero. Nothing. Not a single PSI is getting into the prop oil line coming out of the governor. Did a bench check and it seems like the...
Forum: Propellers 02-19-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
We put a pressure gauge on the exit of the prop...

We put a pressure gauge on the exit of the prop governor. It reads zero psi at all rpm and pitch settings. It's not even letting engine oil pressure pass through it. We have confirmed that oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,017
Posted By agent4573
The compressor air hose up through the fins does...

The compressor air hose up through the fins does a good job and just moving things around so you can see them and retrieve with the magnet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,238
Posted By agent4573
Pre and post filters are pretty standard for...

Pre and post filters are pretty standard for electric pumps in my automotive/offroading experience. The prefilter protects the pump from gunk in your fuel. The post filter protects the engine if the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By agent4573
I would suggest getting the belt in hand before...

I would suggest getting the belt in hand before installing the brackets. I followed vans plans for the sub belt mounts, but Hooker has recently changed the bushing in thier harnesses. Not only did...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
Still waiting to hear back from whirlwind for any...

Still waiting to hear back from whirlwind for any prop troubleshooting steps, but I'll grab some helpers and see if we can twist the blades manually.

APS confirmed the setup on the governor was...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
Confirmed the correct rear plug was installed and...

Confirmed the correct rear plug was installed and the front plug was removed. Reinstalled the prop. Pulled the governor. The oil flow path has me a little confused so I'm waiting to hear back from...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2022, 12:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
The guy from APS seemed convinced that it should...

The guy from APS seemed convinced that it should cycle well below 2000 rpm. He also told me that being able to hit both the high and low speed stops on the governor was completely incorrect and that...
Forum: Propellers 02-14-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
I'm not sure. Per the prop manual: "To ensure...

I'm not sure. Per the prop manual:
"To ensure proper first run-up of your new Whirl Wind 300 Series propeller system, refer to your engine’s operation manual for the proper run-up power setting. At...
Forum: Propellers 02-14-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
I haven't confirmed with Aerosport yet, but this...

I haven't confirmed with Aerosport yet, but this seems like the most likely cause. I'll be pulling the prop back off tonight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,336
Posted By agent4573
First engine...

First engine run!

https://youtu.be/fl8B9mzReRM

A few bugs to work out, but it sounds good.
Forum: Propellers 02-13-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
External line. I'll pull it off tomorrow and blow...

External line. I'll pull it off tomorrow and blow it out.



I'll verify with Aerosport. They knew a CS prop was going on, so I assumed they ran it in with a CS prop. Nothing in any paperwork said I...
Forum: Propellers 02-13-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
I'll be sure to ask about that tomorrow on the...

I'll be sure to ask about that tomorrow on the phone calls. Whirlwind recommends the Jihostroj governor for this prop, and from what I can tell, the PCU5000 and the Jihostroj are clones of each...
Forum: Propellers 02-13-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,043
Posted By agent4573
Prop won't cycle, where to start troubleshooting?

Mods, feel free to move this to the right section, wasn't sure where to put it.

New Titan IO-370 from Aerosport Power (2 hours of engine run-in before it left the factory). New Whirlwind 300 CS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By agent4573
They only charged me for the extra shipping....

They only charged me for the extra shipping. You're not paying for the same part twice, just the shipping and handling associated with the boxes they have to ship.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,714
Posted By agent4573
Use a saw blade or abrasive cut off wheel to cut...

Use a saw blade or abrasive cut off wheel to cut the tube and stop using, what I assume is a wheel type tubing cutter. I was getting the same rough edges using the same flaring tool. The tube was...
Forum: Job Board 02-08-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,404
Posted By agent4573
Taken from a Cal-fire posting for a pilot: Air...

Taken from a Cal-fire posting for a pilot:
Air Tactical Pilot – minimum PILOT-IN-COMMAND experience:
PIC Flight Hours
Airplane:1800
Airplane-Multi-Engine:800
Mountain (typical terrain):200
Instrument...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,437
Posted By agent4573
More hearsay. I've had multiple auto and airplane...

More hearsay. I've had multiple auto and airplane mechanics tell me I was wrong for cutting them flush. Not sure where it came from or why. Just a thought, the tail on these might be deliberate from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,437
Posted By agent4573
I thought the recommendation was to leave 3 teeth...

I thought the recommendation was to leave 3 teeth showing on the cuts. I didn't think you were supposed to cut them flush.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By agent4573
Funny that those two directly contradict each...

Funny that those two directly contradict each other even though they're both the experts.

Russell says "If we operate the engine at too low of a power setting, to seat the rings, we will not harm...
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