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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By terrye
Rough engine - any ideas?

Pull some plugs and inspect. My guess is the carb is running too rich.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By terrye
Engine Preservation After Installing

Shell makes an Aeroshell 2XN preservation oil that you can spray into your cylinders and crankcase in addition to dessicant plugs. Small quantities difficult to find but I bought a gallon from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By terrye
Drill for 1/4

Have you read the Instruction Manual? 1/4 is an Imperial measurement of 1/4 inch. Drills are fractional, typically 1/64" increments through 1" (for our purposes), numbered, or lettered. Number or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-20-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By terrye
Solid or Pop Rivets - 9A Elevator Spar

All solid rivets. I made myself a 'bucking bar' of 3/4" x 2" steel x 66" long with a custom shaped end with polished faces bolted on. This fit through the opening in the elevator. Taped the bar with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-22-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 166,549
Posted By terrye
RV-9A Panel

Thanks to Aerotronics for building this panel for me. I did a 3D CAD assembly model in Solidworks, sent them the files and they did the rest. I'm still wrestling with the wiring and cabling through...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,724
Posted By terrye
(N2O) Nitrous Oxide and Lycomings

I enjoyed watching most of the weekend on YouTube and was particularly impressed by the Sport Class. Steve, can you explain how most race planes, and especially the Sport Class, are flying well...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By terrye
Fuel line flairing tool

Ridgid 41162 37 degree
https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/precision-non-ratcheting-flare-tool

Also Ridgid bending tools
Forum: RV-15 08-21-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,857
Posted By terrye
What class of bushcraft do you think they are working on?

I just finished watching a presentation by the designer of the Helio Courier as I was interested in the wide speed ratio of 5.16 of that aircraft. He makes the point that you can spot most STOL...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 20,134
Posted By terrye
Individual Circuit Breakers vs Electronic Circuit Breaker System

Is it possible to buy an individual electronic circuit breaker (for 14V or 28V aircraft systems) instead of an individual mechanical circuit breaker?
The problems I have with VPX type systems are:
1....
Forum: RV-15 08-19-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,857
Posted By terrye
What class of bushcraft do you think they are working on?

One figure of merit for 'bushplanes' is their speed ratio from stall speed to maximum speed. All of Vans aircraft have a wider than usual speed range and of course have STOL performance although not...
Forum: RV-15 08-12-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,857
Posted By terrye
What class of bushcraft do you think they are working on?

Anyone remember the Super Cyclone 180/185 experimental clone?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St-Just_Super-Cyclone
http://www3.sympatico.ca/st-justaviation/

Seven sold in 15 years. Just because the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-08-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,829
Posted By terrye
ROTARY TWINPACK

I think you could argue that it is a "single" engine if you used one power lever connected to each throttle on each rotor. Somewhat similar to a Rotax 9XX, two carbs/butterflies connected to one...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-06-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,829
Posted By terrye
ROTARY TWINPACK

Interesting concept! I think your two biggest challenges will be to keep total weight (two gearboxes, two propellers, coolant radiators) and total cost at or below that of an equivalent Lycoming.

I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By terrye
New Old kit RV 4: interior priming

LOTS of opinions about priming...or not. Have a look around the website and/or do a search (top ribbon). Most of the opinions about not primering cite the 50-75 year old Cessnas/Pipers that were...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,811
Posted By terrye
GAP 26 plumbing connections

Clever! I assume your pitot head is mounted outboard of the bay where the aileron bellcrank is located?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,712
Posted By terrye
Dazed and Confused in OSH

Three completely different airplanes in terms of finished cost, speed, payload. Lots of info here and on Vans website regarding cost of the RVs. Keep in mind that ANY "improvement" you make to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By terrye
VFR Panel Upgrade - Budget Build

I'm building with a Garmin GTX 45 remote XPDR (also interfaced with GTN 650). This has ADSB in and out in both frequencies so I get weather etc. As far as I can tell, NavCanada has not announced a...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,323
Posted By terrye
Poll - Pull or Pound?

I'm building a -9A and vote for solid rivets on the RV-15/16. In the overall scheme of building an aircraft, I don't think the pulled rivets give a noticeable time saving. Pulled rivets, whether dome...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 836
Posted By terrye
JetFlex WR help

I had poor results with an el-cheepo HVLP gun. I read the tech docs for Jetflex WR and bought a very expensive ($500) Devilbiss Techna gun with the recommended tip and got much better results. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,915
Posted By terrye
Well I join the reorder groupů.

The Cleaveland jig although it holds the AEX at the right angle to keep the countersink perpendicular to the AEX surface, does NOT center the countersink pilot (thru hole way too big). So any play in...
Forum: COMM 07-07-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By terrye
Wing Tip Internal Antenna

Marker beacon antenna comes to mind.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-03-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,760
Posted By terrye
New New Zealand RV7 build.

Congratulations on your new build! You may want to study the Vans instructions, the part about FP vs CS props, in some detail before you finalize that decision. Lots of good advice in there. When I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By terrye
Classic Aero with leather (synthetic leather was...

Classic Aero with leather (synthetic leather was too thin). BTW, firm seat cushions are better for long range comfort than "mushy".
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,407
Posted By terrye
Hartzell prop safety wire

I found a price on the .040 DMC Safe-T-Cable tool (DMC website) of US$450 compared to the deluxe Milbar safety wire pliers on ACS of US$78. Are there less expensive Safe-T-Cable tools that "aren't...
Forum: Safety 06-11-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By terrye
Miserable Quality Loves Company - Part 2 Safety Margins

Thanks for posting the temperature limits from the TSO documents. I re-read Garmin's GA 35/36/37 Antenna Installation Instructions 190-00848-00 and 1.3.4 Environmental Specifications does list these...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,100
Posted By terrye
Miserable Quality Loves Company - Part 2 Safety Margins

Interesting approach thinking about safety margins. I'm still building and one of the considerations is where to put the GPS antennae. I'm trying to decide whether to put one or two under the...
Forum: Tools 06-02-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By terrye
What tube bender did you use?

I tried several of the cheaper/combo tools. By far the best tube benders for 1/4" (brake) and 3/8" (fuel) are the Ridgid 400 series instrument tube benders. Fairly pricey, but as usual with tools,...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,282
Posted By terrye
Rusty pilot + transition to RV

I have X-Plane 10 and bought a few extra planes from Caranado to practice with. The PC-12 flies at or over RV speeds and has a partial glass panel (horizon and HSI, with the rest of a six pack) plus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By terrye
access rings and covers?

Cover itself measures 7-1/16" x 7-1/16". They're intended for use on the forward top fuselage skin just behind the firewall on the 7/9, 10, and 14.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By terrye
Knockout punch for fiberglass?

Fiberglass composite fibers are actually glass, which means very hard. Consider this when selecting tools to work on fiberglass. In the case of the hole punch, it probably wouldn't cut a clean hole...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,328
Posted By terrye
An RV-15 & RV-16??

The RV-10 was a big leap into the unknown for Vans. It may be the first really successful 4 place kit airplane. The RV-10 spawned the RV-14, same airfoil, shorter wingspan, 2 place version. The RV-10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By terrye
Using TurboCAD to import Aeroelectric diagrams?

Haven't used Turbocad, but Autocad and Draftsight allow you to create a "block". Use "define block" or "make block". This allows you to select the line segments that are used for a symbol and save it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By terrye
RVs cleared for Unlimited aerobatics!

Wow! The "RV Series" in the IAC list includes the RV-9(A), RV-10, RV-12. Think I'll load up my RV-10 with full fuel, and 3 passengers and enter the next Unlimited aerobatic ;). Or maybe this offer...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,782
Posted By terrye
Slider behind panel access ...

I think you are referring to removable panels just aft of the firewall but forward of the windshield. After many builders "rolled their own" Vans finally came out with a kit that includes the cutout...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,514
Posted By terrye
OK Dan, I'll bite :D. It's not either of Liston's...

OK Dan, I'll bite :D. It's not either of Liston's books "Aircraft Engine Design" or "Powerplants for Aircraft". So what's the title and the author?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By terrye
The first of many, many avionics questions

Have a look in the Garmin GTX 45R Installation Manual Section 3.7. It lists the specific approved brand and model XPDR antennas, and the specifications it must meet if using an antenna not on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,126
Posted By terrye
How to get started? Do I smell bad?

+1 for Aerotronics. Avionics is a journey. I started out asking them "what's the best EFIS?" And I got an education that continues to this day although my panel is now built. Not too soon to start...
Forum: Primers 03-16-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By terrye
Priming inside pushrods and torque tubes

Didn't prime, I used Chemetall Ardrox AV-8 anti corrosion preservative. Spray some in, let drain to bottom, invert and let it drain out. Leaves an anti corrosion film on the inside. I did this after...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By terrye
Garmin GMU-11 or GMU-22?

I went with the GMU-11. I'm pretty sure the -22 came out well before the -11 which may be why some people went with it. The -22 is bigger, heavier and more expensive. I think the -11 uses MEMS...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,892
Posted By terrye
Tool suppliers in Canada?

Most of my air tools, pistol drill, 90* drill, 2x and 3x rivet guns, cutoff tool, came from a local industrial supplier carrying Atlas Copco tools. My pneumatic squeezer came from a local industrial...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-11-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,384
Posted By terrye
NASA sponsored GAP Engine

I remember this program, and remain very disappointed in the outcome. I did a quick search, here's the official...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By terrye
GMU-11

From the Garmin G3X and Touch Installation Manual Page B-2
"The typical GMU magnetometer mounting location in RV-7/9 aircraft is in the aft fuselage on the aft deck (F-714) just ahead of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,865
Posted By terrye
Snow skis in an RV?

The two piece baggage bulkhead is structural. The aircraft should not be flown with either half removed. Just sayin'...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-03-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,777
Posted By terrye
How to read engineering drawings

My high school instructor had a very intuitive teaching aid. It was a three panel frame with screen within the frame. Each panel was square. Flattened out, it formed an 'L' shape, with a hinge where...
Forum: Tools 02-25-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By terrye
Newbie... Question about tool kits

Well, you don't NEED a lathe and mill, but they sure come in handy! I bought my small mill during the build specifically to make a custom firewall mounted fuel filter bracket, but I continued to use...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By terrye
Stick length?

My panel is built and about 1-1/2" deeper than stock, but still doing wiring, so I'm not quite at the point of mounting my Infinity stick grips. I tried to lay out the stick geometry (fore and aft...
Forum: Canada 02-17-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By terrye
Primer-What are Canadian builders using for Primers?

PPG Super Koropon
http://www.ppgaerospace.com/Products/Coatings-Removers-Cleaners/Military/Primers/Super-Koropon%C2%AE-515-700-Fluid-Resistant-Interior-Pr.aspx

Both companies I bought from years ago...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By terrye
GMU 11 mounting

Don't have pictures, but I mounted mine on the aft deck just in front of the vertical and horizontal stabilizer. It's mounted transversely with the mounting flange up against the aft bulkhead....
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,009
Posted By terrye
Jet-A Powerplant

I think you should check the performance figures at gross weight for the Lycoming powered RV-10. More than most 4 place airplanes, I think it has a superb combination and your worries about hot/high...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,904
Posted By terrye
Cork, rubber or just proseal tank gaskets??

I used NAS 1473 on my tanks. Typical engineer, always trying to improve "good enough". As usual, the law of unintended consequences kicked in. Been a while since I built my tanks, but I seem to...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By terrye
Matte paint

Higher aerodynamic drag! Research top speeds of WWII fighters with matte finish vs gloss or polished finish. It's significant. Also Reno racers. Personal taste, but BTW I hate the look. Every time I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-29-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By terrye
Through the firewall?

I've had best luck drilling holes in the firewall with Hougen rotacut tools. Back up with a piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By terrye
Alternative fuel pumps

Recommend you stick with Andair, Airflow, or Weldon high pressure fuel pumps.
https://www.weldonpumps.com/weldon-fuel-pumps
Forum: Safety 01-25-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,701
Posted By terrye
Vne and Vno

I've noticed that the Reno racers, particularly the sport class with turbocharged engines, nitrous oxide injection, etc. regularly exceed the published Vne speeds for their particular airframes...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,806
Posted By terrye
EV-6A: A Thought Experiment

Does anyone remember the CAFE/NASA Green Flight Challenge of 2011? It was won by the Pipestral Taurus G4. All electric, 4 passenger. As a comparison, the fuel weight of my RV is 32 gal x 6 lb/gal =...
Forum: Tools 01-23-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By terrye
How are dimpling dies made?

This would be a question for Mike Lauritson at Cleaveland Aircraft Tool.
Forum: Southeast 01-22-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By terrye
Inconel welder

The most common exhaust material is 321 stainless steel. Inconel is used for much higher temps.
Forum: Tools 01-16-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By terrye
Smooth blade tin snips?

You won't need them very much during the build, but you should have both. I'm very happy with my Malco "Andy" MC12 straight snips. Aluminum handles with steel blades, very light. Also happy with my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,988
Posted By terrye
Thoughts on RV9A Panel

I see you have a slider canopy. Recommend you carefully check clearance between your center stack radios and the center longitudinal rib between the firewall and the panel. This rib is structural to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,730
Posted By terrye
Snap-Soc

I mentioned Snap-Soc Rivet Set Caps in my previous post (for AN470 universal head rivets only). Here's a link. I found these much better than any kind of tape over the rivet set or the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,730
Posted By terrye
analysis paralysis

1. Practice on the practice kit(s) not real parts. You can make some test pieces of "scrap" aluminum, drill some holes and fill them with rivets.
2. All parts or subassemblies should be secured prior...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,274
Posted By terrye
14 guage power run ... what connector?

Not sure I understand. Does the connector have to be removable from the wire or do you just need a type of connector that is not bulky?

If the latter, how about a bullet/barrel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By terrye
Panel Changes

No, the panel is not "structural" in that the airplane flight loads are not carried through/by it. I categorize aircraft structure as "primary" and "secondary", and I would say the panel is a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-06-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By terrye
Doubler/Backing Plate Questions... when are they needed?

The AC43.13 publication usually includes both the -1B and -2A Advisory Circulars. Most people don't get around to reading the back part of the book, the -2A part. The -2A refers to the "Aircraft...
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