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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By danny
Hi, I've seen and had the same problem. The...

Hi, I've seen and had the same problem. The solution was oversized studs. I cant remember the sizes but want to say .003", .007" bigger. Anyway it's a direction to look.
good luck
danny
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,275
Posted By danny
Smile I split a length of rubber hose. Slips over the...

I split a length of rubber hose. Slips over the rod part and is easy to pop on or off. One for each side.
Yeah, it's cheap but so am I.
danny
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By danny
A quick fix for the o-ring leaking is while...

A quick fix for the o-ring leaking is while lightly pulling down on the plunger turn it several times in both directions. Sometimes that removes or dissolves whatever is under the o-ring. If it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By danny
Awesome...just what I needed. I have the exp...

Awesome...just what I needed. I have the exp version so that's the only install manual I was looking in. Figure 7-10 didn't have the colors for the C307PS probe, at least not that I could find....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By danny
oat probe wiring question

Hey RV folks
I'm installing a gad 13 and can't figure out the wiring for the probe. There's two wires coming from the probe...a white and blue /white wire. The gad diagram is labeled "in/out" and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 856,693
Posted By danny
Awesome job Buddy. Can't wait for a pirep

Awesome job Buddy. Can't wait for a pirep
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-14-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By danny
Mixing mags

I have an impulse coupling on the left and a Pmag on the right. The Pmag is timed one tooth after tdc, retarded, and hasn't been an issue.
It was when I originally had it set at tdc and it kicked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By danny
Same thing on my Garmin 660 danny

Same thing on my Garmin 660
danny
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By danny
I "thirds" recommend T S Flightlines. I have a...

I "thirds" recommend T S Flightlines. I have a nice flexible that makes the transition from the valve to wing root.
danny
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
"huge sigh"

Just an FYI, I spoke with SAP and they are supposed to send a "kit" with seals, gaskets and bearings to Premier Aircraft Engines to assemble my motor. I supplied a new crankshaft. SAP also mentioned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,803
Posted By danny
I pulled my motor and plan on taking it and a...

I pulled my motor and plan on taking it and a brand new crankshaft down to Premier this Tuesday. I'll be sitting on my hands for the next few months.
danny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By danny
thanks

Did you get gaskets, bearings, etc from Superior? Did they fix your used crank? I know what they told me but also know what they've told others. Hoping for action. Can you tell I'm a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By danny
Technically I'm removing the crankshaft

It's just that the rest of the motor is connected to it. I'm bringing it to Premier in Troutdale to install a new crankshaft. Superior said they would give what Aircraft Specialties would charge to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By danny
Quick check

I had the same problem on my right tank. I pulled the wire at the sending unit...one screw...and attached one end of a jumper wire to ground and the other to the detached wire. The gauge went to full...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-30-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By danny
Spectacular!

Breathtaking views. Thanks for sharing.
danny
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-25-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,871
Posted By danny
Log entry

I'm surprised by the number of people who don't note these in their log books. It's a permanent record that follows the plane and logging them can prevent duplicate work. Any plane I inspect will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,386
Posted By danny
Doesn't sound like you've called Van's about...

Doesn't sound like you've called Van's about this. Might be worth a try.
danny
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By danny
ADSB out

Another option might be the echoUAT by avionics. Fairly simple install and reasonably inexpensive.
danny
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
add 10 grand to my engine cost

I spoke to SAP and also a local engine shop. They have spoken to each other and my engine will come off Jan or Feb and go to the engine shop. They are supposed to be getting all the gaskets, seals...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-07-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By danny
Bending wiring

If you do a Google search you will find what you're looking for
Just search "bendix ignition switch wiring diagram".
danny
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-05-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,872
Posted By danny
Nice job!

Congratulations on the "completion"...are they ever done?
Love you interior. Your colors are same as mine but the light and dark colors are swapped.
enjoy!
danny
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,532
Posted By danny
I know how to slip.......

Thanks for all the great lessons and advice but what I was hoping for was to hear other experiences. I originally said full right rudder...I do this if I can (and wind permitting) to keep the pitot...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-21-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,532
Posted By danny
Slipping a 9

So I was high on final, full flaps. I decided to slip and went full right rudder and whatever aileron to stay lined up on the centerline. My problem is it didn't make an appreciable difference in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,005
Posted By danny
small victories adding up...

I didn't do anything as cool as giving a future aviator their first ride but I did convince my ez pilot to play nice with my Garmin 660. That was worth an hour flight in beautiful fall weather.
danny
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-17-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,851
Posted By danny
Prayers on the way.

You got it.
danny
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,643
Posted By danny
Words to build by

Is there no end to the depth and volume of creative wisdom shared on this forum? If there is, I haven't seen it.
I love this place!
danny
Morning coffee in hand
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,209
Posted By danny
How many?

I've found the perfect number is 15 more than what you have.
danny
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By danny
on the baffle behind #3 cyl

Hi, I have a James cowl and plenum. I get air from the rear baffle behind #3 cylinder. Easy to plumb down to the heat muff mounted on the right side exhaust. I haven't given it a hard test yet since...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,832
Posted By danny
Cool heavy wing no more

Just to bring closure to the original post.... I ended up putting a small trim tab on the right aileron and it flies the way it was intended. There's still a misalignment between the left wing tip...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
Angry absolutely getting the shaft

My engine has about 32 hrs on it. I've now paid for (in cash) a brand new engine, over $5k for a new crank and it will cost another $5k to install the new crank with needed seals and gaskets. This...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,663
Posted By danny
Don't throw money at it yet!

Before you start buying parts maybe you know someone with a cleaner/tester who would clean, gap and test. If it's good you've taken the plug out of the equation.
That is a huge gap. Maybe that's...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-29-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 720
Posted By danny
pmag adventure

So there I was, doing my normal run-up and forgot to turn the ignition switch to "BOTH". The climb seemed a bit off and had me scanning gauges but all was normal. I climbed to about 5k' and while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By danny
Sounds like the most solid plan so far. Ribeye at...

Sounds like the most solid plan so far. Ribeye at the local Outback.
Actually I do plan on getting more hours in before making any changes but food for thought is good too. Just feels "different"...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,117
Posted By danny
plenum alignment

Hi Dave. I can tell you what worked for me. I let the alignment of the inlet rings dictate the height of the plenum. Using Van's baffle kit cut down after the height was established it all seems to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By danny
Still thinking

I'm still thinking about it. I've got 24 hrs on my -9 so I'm not completely familiar with it. I was hoping to get a variety of opinions and you guys never disappoint.
Thanks
danny
Forum: The RV Grin 08-14-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,542
Posted By danny
Congrats

It was posts of first flights that helped keep me going.
Good on ya!
danny
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By danny
better handling at lower speeds

I'm looking for more precise/sharper handling at lower speeds like during pattern work.
Steve, why do you want to get rid of them? Pain to wash? Maybe they just don't work for your desired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,042
Posted By danny
Any Vortex Generators here?

This last weekend I helped install vg's on a Stinson 108. It was really easy but gave me the itch to spend some of my hard earned money.
Just wondering if anyone has installed vg's on their RV. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,251
Posted By danny
is there a specific flap overspeed inspection?

Well there I was....doing touch and goes and totally fixating on different elevator trim settings for take off. The third take off felt way different than the others and I was probably 100-110...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
SAP loyalty?

Don't know about the rest of you but SAP will have a very difficult time getting me or any of my customers to do business with them in the future.
I've already purchased a new crankshaft and will do...
Forum: The RV Grin 06-19-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,288
Posted By danny
RV9 in Albany

I worked at Aurora a lifetime ago and made short trips to Albany and Cottage Grove just for fun. Wasn't there a fast food place at the south end?
Anyway, thanks for the offer. I'm sure she would try...
Forum: The RV Grin 06-18-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,288
Posted By danny
RV9 flight for my daughter?

Hi folks.
I'm hoping I can get my daughter a ride in an RV9. She lives in rural Salem on the east side of I-5. I live in Puyallup and only have about 12 hrs on my plane which, when I'm ready to hang...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By danny
FYI: drain holes needed!

Washed my plane for the first time ever today....15 years of build dust and fingerprints. Anyway, I discovered that I need to drill some drain holes in the wingtip light lenses.
It won't hold...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,258
Posted By danny
access to tip-up bolts

If you're painted this may seem like a bad idea but I installed the access panel kit from vans and now I can easily get to the bolts on the canopy hinges and most every thing else on the back side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,666
Posted By danny
Weekend RV?

I flew another hour off of my 40. Only 32.7 left to go!
danny
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 846
Posted By danny
I thought those gaps were taken care of...

Took my 7th flight this morning and immediately noticed a 1/4" gap opening up along the sides of my tip-up canopy. Landed and closed the side latches.....oops. As soon as I was in the air again the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,832
Posted By danny
aileron is high on one end

Well I finally took some measurements and found the l/h aileron outboard end is about 3/32" higher than the inboard end. Is this enough to make the left wing heavy? Tanks are full so next flight is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,832
Posted By danny
heavy wing....

I removed the wingtips and aligned the ailerons with the tooling holes and lined up the flaps with the ailerons. The right flap wasn't totally snugged up to the belly and the left aileron is maybe...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,117
Posted By danny
Well done!

Beautiful bird, congratulations! I know you had great flying weather...I flew a first flight Sunday morning.
A tip of the glass to you, Scott.
danny
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,832
Posted By danny
Time to check my rigging.

Thanks for the suggestions. VAF people never disappoint.
I put a very temporary tab on the right aileron and still have lots
of other stuff to checkout. It's only flown three times.
Next week looks...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,832
Posted By danny
I have the infamous heavy wing

sigh....seems my left wing is pretty heavy. I haven't checked rig, aileron hinges, etc but I don't know if I should do much more than a taped on tab for know. I don't have gear leg fairings or wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By danny
Taxes!!!!

I'm going thru the process now. I spoke with Kenneth Hare from Washington dor and he gave me instructions for filing. I'm getting all my receipts and invoices together that didn't have sales tax...
Forum: Northwest 04-11-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,582
Posted By danny
local DAR

Charlie Cotton inspected my 9 earlier this year. He's based at Tacoma Narrows. He did a fine job inspecting and making sure I understood my operating limitations.
He's also very helpful during your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,026
Posted By danny
Nicely done.

That looks really cool....I'm jealous.
danny
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-30-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,398
Posted By danny
Just an FYI, I've been in there a few times and...

Just an FYI, I've been in there a few times and I'm betting he was over some pretty tall trees giving him very little squiggle room. Unfortunately it is a challenging strip and the locals have lots...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
No rebuild for me!

And that's why I don't really want a rebuilt crank. I'll install a new one in my motor. The weight I lose from giving out all that extra money should translate into speed.
And just for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
Superior silence is deafening!

The silence from Superior is really making me anxious. From what I have heard the response is more driven by $$$ than customer support. I started looking for a replacement to buy since a rebuilt...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
Personally, I'm not taking any steps fwd on this...

Personally, I'm not taking any steps fwd on this thing until I see something in writing. I have less than 4 hrs of ground operations on a new motor and haven't heard a thing from Superior. Just seems...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-12-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,759
Posted By danny
Nice job

Great video. Being a fair weather pilot, it was actually educational for me. Looking fwd to return trip.
btw, nice plane.
danny
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,169
Posted By danny
more pictures?

OK, I'm a softy for pups. How about a picture of Suri and her new sibling once they get to know each other a bit?
Had to ask...
danny
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-18-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,751
Posted By danny
Wow!

Gorgeous. I'm anxious to see the whole plane.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
Unhappy I'm not going to have my plane inspected because...

I'm not going to have my plane inspected because I read it as being applicable to a product...SAP crankshaft...but not our planes. I will be sitting on my hands to keep from doing anything until SAP...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
AMOC coming?

I'm still crying in my beer.....ok, rum and eggnog but still....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 102,188
Posted By danny
Unhappy I feel your pain

I have about 3.3 hrs ground time on my new paperweight. Ready for an AWC inspection. Think I'll get the inspection and then see what SAP is planning on doing. In the mean time consumption of adult...
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