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Forum: RV-14 Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By Walt
The above only true with stepper motor style AP,...

The above only true with stepper motor style AP, the Garmin does not do that.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By Walt
I'm with Paul on this one, and I'm especially not...

I'm with Paul on this one, and I'm especially not fond of the trim system in the 14, be careful that the springs don't wear into the aileron torque tube.
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,955
Posted By Walt
Unless the roll pins got bent from over torquing...

Unless the roll pins got bent from over torquing I can’t see how that could be, the roll pins are one piece and go all the thru ‘assuming’ WW does it like everyone else which I think they do.
PS;...
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,955
Posted By Walt
The roll pin, which is what you go through is one...

The roll pin, which is what you go through is one piece, are you calling the hole in the roll pin the core?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-21-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Walt
Adjust the idle mixture first, very unlikely the...

Adjust the idle mixture first, very unlikely the main jet needs changing.
Small adjustments do a lot, no more than 1/2 turn at most on the rod.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Walt
Easiest, pick up some new mags on VAF and an...

Easiest, pick up some new mags on VAF and an AFP150 or Bendix injection system.
Removed one of those from a friends RV9/Mattituck engine, he never could get it to run right.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By Walt
Sorry to say but that sucker is trashed :eek:

Sorry to say but that sucker is trashed :eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Walt
Wire wound starters like the B/C or NL draw about...

Wire wound starters like the B/C or NL draw about half the current of a PM starter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Walt
Lock washers missing? Also need to be careful on...

Lock washers missing?
Also need to be careful on CB's that the screw is not too long, Klixon uses a very short screw.
Forum: Propellers 09-19-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,955
Posted By Walt
Put me in that “believe it or not” camp, waste of...

Put me in that “believe it or not” camp, waste of time IMO. Put a torque wrench on them at CI if you’re worried about it.
I’ve seen sheared bolts that would visually appear fine, until you put a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Walt
As Steve said, there is nothing new to the 73,...

As Steve said, there is nothing new to the 73, the connext is GTN-GDU470 via 232.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Walt
I've done a couple of these upgrades, it...

I've done a couple of these upgrades, it generally does take adding a 232 line from the GTN to the GDU470 to get the Connext connection as that usually was not installed. However, if you were smart...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Walt
Or it’s designed to be on an avionics buss...

Or it’s designed to be on an avionics buss :eek:

FWIW; below is from the Garmin STC install manual (I have this bad habit of trying to comply with manufacturers installation instructions even if not...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Walt
Many items these days don't have on/off switches,...

Many items these days don't have on/off switches, pulling breakers, if you have them, is the only option to turn off or reboot an item.
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Walt
I've had the B&C OV crowbar trip when the starter...

I've had the B&C OV crowbar trip when the starter contactor was de-energized with no flyback diode, the resulting spike was enough to trip it so obviously that spike is on the buss.
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Walt
Carl, you have how many switches/contactors in...

Carl, you have how many switches/contactors in your dual buss/dual battery system?

My personal opinion is there is no reason not to have an avionics buss/busses, I like having control of loads and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,367,361
Posted By Walt
Talking Dang that’s a nice panel :D Thanks Jack!

Dang that’s a nice panel :D
Thanks Jack!
Forum: Texas (North) 09-12-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Walt
If you get here Thursday I could put you in the...

If you get here Thursday I could put you in the hanger for a few days, will be heading to petit Jean Fri-sun.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By Walt
Sad to hear, and one reason I prefer small...

Sad to hear, and one reason I prefer small 'custom' builders. It seems every large Co. prefers to hire less qualified folks so they can pay lower wages. I think they miss the big picture (or just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,229
Posted By Walt
Fuel Filter didn't catch any of this??

Fuel Filter didn't catch any of this??
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Walt
Just replaced my ‘9’ rudder with an ‘8’ rudder....

Just replaced my ‘9’ rudder with an ‘8’ rudder. Shoot me an email if you’re interested.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,179
Posted By Walt
The flywheel holes are an approved location for...

The flywheel holes are an approved location for Lycoming.
BTW this thread is like 3 yrs old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Walt
I've had the Van's capacitive senders in since...

I've had the Van's capacitive senders in since the beginning with the EI FL-2C, which they used to sell a converter for, which apparently in no longer available.
I've since upgrade the FL2 to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Walt
Probably not, but it's not considered good...

Probably not, but it's not considered good practice to bundle sensor leads with high current or high voltage wires.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-07-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Walt
A high quality 2X will easily drive 1/8 rivets.

A high quality 2X will easily drive 1/8 rivets.
Forum: COMM 09-07-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Walt
<10ma, so almost anything will do.

<10ma, so almost anything will do.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,256
Posted By Walt
Why do folks keep saying Dynon updates are free...

Why do folks keep saying Dynon updates are free (true for VFR only), if you compare apples to apples though they are not 'Free'.
Dynon Charts/procedures/airport diagrams are $119yr (Feb 2022)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,256
Posted By Walt
Not exactly true, discussed many times so won't...

Not exactly true, discussed many times so won't bother to repeat:

https://vansairforce.net/community/archive/index.php/t-192956.html
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By Walt
Lots of better ones out there, EI, UMA, RC...

Lots of better ones out there, EI, UMA, RC Allen.
Personally I like knowing what the current output is.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By Walt
RV7: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L8XRKkH/...

RV7:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L8XRKkH/0/X2/i-L8XRKkH-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-scjFBSn/0/X2/i-scjFBSn-X2.jpg
Forum: Safety 09-04-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,455
Posted By Walt
Handles just fine, I did tend to use too much...

Handles just fine, I did tend to use too much rudder pressure at first, so less pressure required to offset yaw. Kinda like Mark said earlier, power steering.



The 8 rudder was originally provided...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,455
Posted By Walt
Yes, to the best of my knowledge.

Yes, to the best of my knowledge.
Forum: Safety 09-03-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,455
Posted By Walt
As promised, original 7/8 rudder installed. If...

As promised, original 7/8 rudder installed.
If nothing else I do think the smaller size looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,108
Posted By Walt
Original RV8 rudder installed:eek: GloCustom did...

Original RV8 rudder installed:eek:
GloCustom did a great job matching and painting.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc-stuff/i-TrZNx8D/0/4479c74d/X2/2022090319075883--1131765071990880778-IMG_1905-X2.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,013
Posted By Walt
http://www.continental.aero/titan/experimental-kit...

http://www.continental.aero/titan/experimental-kit-engines.aspx?utm_source=vansairforce.net&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=titan&utm_content=150x120px

About 44k last I heard but suggest you contact JB...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,008
Posted By Walt
Is Van’s punching holes mechanically still or...

Is Van’s punching holes mechanically still or using a laser?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,013
Posted By Walt
Titan (Continental) IO-370, parallel valve, 205...

Titan (Continental) IO-370, parallel valve, 205 HP W/3 blade MT :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Walt
Last time the unit was overhauled? I usually...

Last time the unit was overhauled?
I usually treat carb servicing on a calendar time, 12 yrs or TBO, whichever comes first.
Forum: Propellers 09-02-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Walt
Not exclusive to 91, happened in the 121 world...

Not exclusive to 91, happened in the 121 world also.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,281
Posted By Walt
Typo, I meant 816-6D and 816-4-4D (not 814), that...

Typo, I meant 816-6D and 816-4-4D (not 814), that would give you a 1/4 in and 3/8 out of the cube, both standard fittings used in the cube.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,281
Posted By Walt
Actually, much easier than that, other than...

Actually, much easier than that, other than finding a cap laying around an AN816-6D in one end of the cube and an AN816-4-4D in the other end is all, just 2 fittings needed, the -4 restricted fitting...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,281
Posted By Walt
Not what I said so please don't put words in my...

Not what I said so please don't put words in my mouth, but trust me, if Boeing/Douglas didn't make it near impossible to screw things up there would be many more errors then there are today. They've...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,281
Posted By Walt
That's not the point, from my perspective the...

That's not the point, from my perspective the mechanic was setup to fail with a non-standard part installed that looked like every other AN fitting he's seen. Somehow, he was supposed to know that...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,281
Posted By Walt
I think this is a rather short-sighted approach...

I think this is a rather short-sighted approach to a potential gotchya. With that attitude every plane crash is obviously because of a stupid pilot.



The major plane makers figured out a long time...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,281
Posted By Walt
Not sure I agree with this, quite a few accidents...

Not sure I agree with this, quite a few accidents on record that were likely due to carb/vapor lock issues, there is definitely enough fuel in the bowl for a quick run up and get you off the ground,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-30-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Walt
SRV02A is/was the Beringer PN, ACS has some new...

SRV02A is/was the Beringer PN, ACS has some new PN’s I haven’t seen before so not sure, and I don’t think they come with tire’s anymore.
Nothing against Allen but I have a few modded wheels from him...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-30-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,281
Posted By Walt
Very unfortunate, probably some young A&P who has...

Very unfortunate, probably some young A&P who has never worked on an RV and there was no way for him to know that was a special fitting.
Perhaps fittings like that should be identified somehow as...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-30-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,281
Posted By Walt
They used the restricted fitting which normally...

They used the restricted fitting which normally is for fuel pressure as the main output to the carb, major oops !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Walt
Totally agree with this, no leaks/seeps in 18...

Totally agree with this, no leaks/seeps in 18 yrs. They will cost you a bit more than a standard nut plate though.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By Walt
Agree with Scott, intermittent field can easily...

Agree with Scott, intermittent field can easily cause a spike on the bus and trip the OV circuit. The 60a alt connector would be high on the suspect list. (I prefer the connector on the 40a unit,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By Walt
Almost sounds like an OV sense or loose field...

Almost sounds like an OV sense or loose field connection which can trigger an OV trip.
Try pulling the bus sense wire off pin 3 and jump it to pin 6. (This will eliminate a few items at least)
Forum: Tools 08-26-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Walt
Depends on the gun, my Cleco 2X can handle-4’s...

Depends on the gun, my Cleco 2X can handle-4’s easily and I much prefer it over the 3X for the -3’s.
This would be my top choice...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By Walt
I would never mount a IFR GPS antenna under the...

I would never mount a IFR GPS antenna under the cowl, extremely harsh environment for such a critical item. GPS antennas are ‘active’ units with built in amplifiers, like all electronics , they don’t...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By Walt
I prefer the Midi fuses personally,...

I prefer the Midi fuses personally, modern/smaller version of the ANL.
These are also available with multiple fuses in a single case.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/714lTVAX23L._AC_SX679_.jpg
Forum: Propellers 08-25-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,744
Posted By Walt
If you flipped it 180 based on static balance...

If you flipped it 180 based on static balance weight location then the blade won’t align with #1 crank pin?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Walt
RV7 elevators are folded, not riveted, the...

RV7 elevators are folded, not riveted, the question was about joining the stiffeners as recommended, not the TE.
Forum: Autopilots 08-23-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Walt
I use outer hole for pitch and middle hole for...

I use outer hole for pitch and middle hole for roll, that gives the most throw angle for each one without hitting the stops.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-23-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Walt
When it does come out everyone will be too scared...

When it does come out everyone will be too scared to install it :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Walt
Pro seal to the rescue..., might as well get used...

Pro seal to the rescue..., might as well get used to it now.
RTV-3145 is also a great product if you don't want to mess with proseal
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By Walt
I've seen these do the job on leaking fasteners;...

I've seen these do the job on leaking fasteners; Grainger is one source.
https://static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/61JX54_AS01?hei=1072&wid=1072
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By Walt
Looks like it... PN shown, prob autozone or...

Looks like it... PN shown, prob autozone or Orielly has one.
You can have this one if you come get it.
(It's a POS, that's why it is getting replaced with B&C along with a new panel)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By Walt
Same setup, no issues. Do yourself a favor and...

Same setup, no issues. Do yourself a favor and leave a little extra room between the cowl/spinner.
Forum: Safety 08-20-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,455
Posted By Walt
Thanks Mark, almost done, just gotta finish the...

Thanks Mark, almost done, just gotta finish the installation of the vertical cap then test flight and over to paint shop.
Been meaning to do this for years, seeing all the broken rudders at Osh gave...
Forum: Safety 08-19-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 30,455
Posted By Walt
For those who may not have read the following...

For those who may not have read the following about why the RV7 rudder was changed, here's the scoop from the 'Man'.
Personally, I've decided to go back to the 'original' smaller...
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