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Forum: Electrical Systems 02-25-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By mattsmith
Color switch caps

Is there a standard to what color we use for the toggle switch color coding? I am asking about the vinyl caps you can slip over a toggle switch.

Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,496
Posted By mattsmith
Someone a lot more qualified will come along...

Someone a lot more qualified will come along shortly but I know they are going to ask if you have all the fairings and wheel pants on. Any other details you can provide?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-30-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By mattsmith
Dynon back up battery

Does anyone have a alternative for the Dynon SV-BAT 320? $180 for a backup battery seems like a lot of money fore such a small battery.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,891
Posted By mattsmith
air fuel ratio

why shouldn't I put a A/F ratio gauge in my plane? . I have used them in the past to tune car carburators and thought it worked great, no guessing. It seems it would be very beneficial in an airplane...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-16-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,824
Posted By mattsmith
So after flying a little this summer I am happy...

So after flying a little this summer I am happy to report, straight and level in cruise I see 193 oil temps. This is well within Lycoming numbers, I do see higher temps climbing at more than 250fpm....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,142
Posted By mattsmith
Jesse, I had the same exact thing hapen with...

Jesse, I had the same exact thing hapen with about 10 hours, except when I contacted E-mags I could not get the left mag to malfunction to see if I had the yellow LED.
The problem has not reappeared...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,824
Posted By mattsmith
So if my numbers are in line with an io 360 when...

So if my numbers are in line with an io 360 when the outside temp is 55, what can I expect when it is 100 degrees?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,824
Posted By mattsmith
Tad I have never ran LOP, would that lower my oil...

Tad I have never ran LOP, would that lower my oil temps that much?

Kyle I have a 2 pass oil cooler so both the connections are on the bottom.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,824
Posted By mattsmith
Bill I have E-mags on the A curve. Timing is per...

Bill I have E-mags on the A curve. Timing is per manufacture.

what are others seeing for temps wit OAT or around 55 F
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,824
Posted By mattsmith
Bill, what oil temps do you see in cruse, what is...

Bill, what oil temps do you see in cruse, what is the OAT, what cooler do you have? I will drag some of the builders from the airport around to double check my baffles.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,824
Posted By mattsmith
Bill, what oil temps do you see in cruse, what is...

Bill, what oil temps do you see in cruse, what is the OAT, what cooler do you have? I will drag some of the builders from the airport around to double check my baffles.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,824
Posted By mattsmith
Forgot to mention when I get back to the hanger...

Forgot to mention when I get back to the hanger and de-cowl the oil cooler is to hot to leave my hand on so I don't think it is plugged, it is also has 51 Hrs. since new.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 18,824
Posted By mattsmith
IO360 High Oil Temps

I am having a problem with my oil temps. The baffles are tight and I don't think I am loosing cooling air thru them ( CHT seem to confirm) but my oil temps are still at 195 degree F on a 53 degree F...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By mattsmith
Skyview back up battery

When I planned my skyview panel, I did not want a back up battery because I am VFR and did not think I needed the redundancey. I Started flying my 8A a month ago and don't like how I lose the screens...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,368
Posted By mattsmith
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http://i45.tinypic.com/2ev6quv.jpg

And the standoff.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,368
Posted By mattsmith
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try this again
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,368
Posted By mattsmith
Got the cooler mounted, it is a tight fit. The...

Got the cooler mounted, it is a tight fit. The edge of the cooler is about a 1/4" from the engine mount, should this be enough???

I used the left over channel from the canopy slider track as a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,368
Posted By mattsmith
Thanks again for all the help with this, after...

Thanks again for all the help with this, after taking Neal?s suggestion on the Aero classics cooler I spook with Mark Oldman at Pacific coolers, his suggestion was a classic Aero 8 row 2 pass cooler....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,368
Posted By mattsmith
Thanks For all the replies. Something I didn?t...

Thanks For all the replies. Something I didn?t mention in my original post is when I ordered my fire wall forward kit I didn?t know any better about the cooling issues so I have the Niagara 20002A in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,368
Posted By mattsmith
IO360 oil cooler

OK, finally got baffling under control and now want to hang the oil cooler and after reading other posts I am concerned the seven row cooler that came with the firewall forward is not enough. What I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-01-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,235
Posted By mattsmith
battery fuse

I am finishing the electrical and wiring on my 8A (finally) and have a concern about the #2 cable running from the battery to the starter solenoid being unprotected. I chose the rear mounting...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-23-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,579
Posted By mattsmith
Sounds like a short, try taking a ohm meter from...

Sounds like a short, try taking a ohm meter from the load side (light side) of the switch to ground, if no resistance start looking for a short. Make sure the power is off or you will be asking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,535
Posted By mattsmith
dimmer switch wiring diagram

I ordered a dimmer switch for my cabin lights a while ago, there was a guy on the forms making a kit and selling them and wouldn?t you know it I lost the wiring diagram. The kit came with a rotary...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,390
Posted By mattsmith
I don?t know why I am responding to this but,,...

I don?t know why I am responding to this but,, the truth is it doesn?t matter what you sign if something bad happens any attorney above public defender will use that hold harmless agreement for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,183
Posted By mattsmith
Thanks Mike and Brian, My mission will be day...

Thanks Mike and Brian,

My mission will be day and night VFR with not very much night so I wanted a simple panel with redundancy. So two coms two GPS and Two screens should keep me out of trouble...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,183
Posted By mattsmith
Gerry, I installed two Dynon 7" screens in my 8A....

Gerry,
I installed two Dynon 7" screens in my 8A. Looks great but I am not flying yet.
What I did was when I ordered the screens from Stein I had them check on their panel planer, the response I got...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,871
Posted By mattsmith
Thanks for the replies. Will get them on the next...

Thanks for the replies. Will get them on the next order.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,871
Posted By mattsmith
Dynon Crush Washer

Not sure if this should go here or in the glass panel side, but I need a crush washer for the oil temp sender for a Lycoming IO 360 A1A. I am putting a Dynon 5/8-18 UNF oil temp sensor in and cannot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By mattsmith
Thanks for the reply Vern. what is NMEA and is it...

Thanks for the reply Vern. what is NMEA and is it bad, worse or harder to use?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By mattsmith
Dynon questions

OK so I have a three day weekend and want to work on the wiring for my two Dynon panels and have questions, but dynes is closed today so I turn to you guys. The question is I have two SV 700 screens...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,744
Posted By mattsmith
I was afraid you guys would say water. it...

I was afraid you guys would say water. it probably ids the simple solution just a pain.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,744
Posted By mattsmith
How to wash the plane without water

Long story short due to a growing family the wife said we need a new house so we got another house and it doesn?t have a 50'X22' garage perfect for building a RV8 like the last one, so I rented a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By mattsmith
Mike, I hung the engine and then started fitting...

Mike,
I hung the engine and then started fitting the cowl, got the cowl to fit the way I wanted it and then drilled the hinges and Cleco the whole thing together to make sure it was good before I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,889
Posted By mattsmith
I should have asked sooner, I like the idea of...

I should have asked sooner, I like the idea of one switch doing both functions but I have already cut the panel and had it powder coated so to go back and use one switch I would have to make a plate...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-26-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,889
Posted By mattsmith
Question about the P-mags

Working on the labeling for the panel and have a question for the P-mags. I am going with two P-mags and have four toggle switches grouped together, upper two for power to the mags lower two for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-23-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,080
Posted By mattsmith
Mike, I have a IO-360 with forward facing bendix...

Mike,
I have a IO-360 with forward facing bendix injection and used the stock holes and seem to work fine (not flying yet) with the control cables Vans supplied in the firewall forward kit. I know...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,561
Posted By mattsmith
I thank it depends on how tall you are. If you...

I thank it depends on how tall you are. If you are 5'6" and have a bad back probably not for a while, if you are 6'4" and have a good back sooner. I am 6"4' and have a decent back and put it on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,122
Posted By mattsmith
I was hoping there would be only one fuel pump...

I was hoping there would be only one fuel pump for the io360 I have but there seems to be a few options and I was hoping someone here could help me make sure I get the right one. Tempest shows a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,920
Posted By mattsmith
torque

Just out of curiosity does anyone know how much torque a IO 360 angle valve has?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,122
Posted By mattsmith
After researching some more and Mahlon...

After researching some more and Mahlon description I found it is the wrong fuel pump. Thanks for all the help.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,365
Posted By mattsmith
Control cables

I am having a fun time with control cables and have a question about the travel of the quadrant, I have the CT 83F DELUXE - 3 quadrant and I can?t get the travel of the mixture, throttle or the prop...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,122
Posted By mattsmith
Tom, thanks for the reply, but a 90 will not...

Tom, thanks for the reply, but a 90 will not help. The angle the picture was taken doesn?t show how tight it really is. The other problem is the fuel line from the pump to servo won?t make it around...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,122
Posted By mattsmith
Engine driven fuel pump

I have spent the last two hours trying to use the VAF search and Google to find the answers to this question with no results except frustration. I have a IO 360 with a A/C engine driven fuel pump...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 974,096
Posted By mattsmith
Mike, the panel looks great. I have been...

Mike, the panel looks great. I have been following you kit log and glade to see the lights on.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By mattsmith
Thanks for the help. I will see about getting a...

Thanks for the help. I will see about getting a wider flange for the bottom.

The electrical tap is sealing the clear tube coming from the homebrew dehydrator.
Thanks again for the help.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By mattsmith
Cowl Half hinges

I am fitting the two cowl halves together, the directions say to let the hinge ride up in the back, can someone explain what this means. I've added a picture of what I have with letting the hinge...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,387
Posted By mattsmith
To test servos and lights I just used a 9 volt...

To test servos and lights I just used a 9 volt battery, wont last long and of course this will only work for the small stuff.
Forum: Fiberglass 02-20-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,025
Posted By mattsmith
Thanks for all the replies; I think I at least...

Thanks for all the replies; I think I at least have a starting point. Greg Arehart
stopped by and straitened me out, thinks Greg. One question I forgot to ask everyone is do I need to do anything to...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-18-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,025
Posted By mattsmith
confession

I think it is time for a confession, I know absolutely nothing about fiber glass, and I mean nothing besides it makes you itch. I have started fitting my cowl and when that is done I will start on...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-17-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,051
Posted By mattsmith
Rick, do you have part numbers for the latches? I...

Rick, do you have part numbers for the latches? I now it was a while ago but thought I would try. Thanks Matt.
Forum: Fiberglass 02-17-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,051
Posted By mattsmith
Rick, what you did in the link you sent is...

Rick, what you did in the link you sent is exactly what I want to do with my oil door. The reason I don?t want to mark the oil door and cut it at that line is the door would have nothing tosit on. ...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-16-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,051
Posted By mattsmith
scribe lines

O.K. started fitting the cowl and reading the manual it refers to scribe lines on the lower cowl and the oil door on the upper cowl, these scribe lines do not exist. The question is for the oil door...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,350
Posted By mattsmith
Hendrik, thanks that is exactly the info I was...

Hendrik, thanks that is exactly the info I was looking for.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,350
Posted By mattsmith
cowl mock-up

So I got to work on the plane all day today and have the wiring about as far as I can go until I do some panting. I want to start working on the cowl next but don?t have the prop yet, all I know is I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By mattsmith
I made the big cut two months ago and like Ben...

I made the big cut two months ago and like Ben said it makes a big deference in how the canopy fits. After I got the canopy to fit descent from front to back I made the cut and the whole thing went...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,879
Posted By mattsmith
Voltage regulating transistor

Hey,
Another electrical question, can I use a voltage regulating transistor to slow down the trim motor speed on the Ray Allen servos? I have the Infinity Aerospace relay panel, and don?t want to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,459
Posted By mattsmith
Thanks Noah, that looks exactly like what I want...

Thanks Noah,
that looks exactly like what I want to do. Does the press fit work or should I have a machinist cut threads on the inside of the bushing and use it to hold the toggle switch instead of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,459
Posted By mattsmith
Noah, I would like to see a picture of your...

Noah,
I would like to see a picture of your switch guard, it sounds like a perfect answer to my problem. Thanks
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,459
Posted By mattsmith
Flap Switch protection

Hello all,
I have my Infinity grip all most installed and am worrying about the flaps. I have sat in the plane a few times and made airplane sounds and have a concern about the flap switch on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,916
Posted By mattsmith
Actually I cut the access panel and have it all...

Actually I cut the access panel and have it all clecoed in the plane. Waiting for a few rivets that I don?t have to complete the mod. I will post another pic when done. I didn?t think I needed to do...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By mattsmith
Conduit bender

Don?t laugh but has anyone ever tried to bend there stick with a conduit bender like the electricians use? Tried a search but come up empty, seems like it would be quick and easy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,525
Posted By mattsmith
Plastic brake lines

Hi,
I am installing the rudder pedals in the 8A permanently and don't like the way the break lines coming from the reservoir to the master cylinder are routed. It seems the ice maker lines could get...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,148
Posted By mattsmith
Project box

After thinking about it a little more and from the responses from you guys, i found a thing called a project box for about $8.00. For $8 bucks I figure it is cheap peace of mind and the board fits in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,148
Posted By mattsmith
Mounting Infinity Aerospace trim board

Happy New Year to everyone, I am taking advantage of the day off to work on the 8, and in doing so came up with a question. I am using the Infinity Aerospace trim board, the one with six relays and...
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