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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By BillL
To your life question, yes, rotators extend the...

To your life question, yes, rotators extend the life of exhaust valves. In general, exhaust valves pushed to the temperature limits (at the face) are the result of many design and operational...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By BillL
Nutplates are a superior and durable alternative.

My first thought too. I tested some genuine rivnut parts (~ok) and HF, (junk) and the nut plates - -the nut plate way outperformed the others. There are flush set 3/32 pull rivets from Hanson that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By BillL
Shout out for Pegasus

I needed a Facet pump, (formerly Bendix, the soda can, not the cube) and found them as one of the few dealers and having reasonable prices. I am a couple of hundred miles away from their Wisconsin...
Forum: Primers 12-04-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By BillL
Yep reducer/thinner appropriate to the paint...

Yep reducer/thinner appropriate to the paint helps with viscosity, pressure will give better atomization. I spray cardboard as a test, adjust volume, pattern, and pressure with a regulator on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By BillL
Paul, I had to do this on my 7 as I wanted to add...

Paul, I had to do this on my 7 as I wanted to add the AOA Garmin late in the build just before inspection. The most difficult part as you see is the line back too the panel. Routing on the near...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By BillL
I know of 2, but was told that if they operate...

I know of 2, but was told that if they operate outside their home FSDO area, there should be a conversation with them (FSDO) about that. There is an FAA DAR search but not very helpful.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-29-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By BillL
The RV world has amazing people!!!

Man, a buyer could not do better than that!! $25 part with $70 credit. Nicely designed too. LRU style.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By BillL
Nice Vendor Find!!

Nice Vendor Find!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By BillL
I get my fasteners from Aircraft Spruce. They get...

I get my fasteners from Aircraft Spruce. They get cheaper with volume, so keep changing the QTY until the price drops. There are MS screws in stainless too, if that is what you want. Ask for 1st...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,732
Posted By BillL
Key Event - thanks for sharing

Advanced timing can not only give high CHT, but very high piston temps causing skirt scuffing. That aluminum transfer to the walls will stick rings and yield a lot of blow-by. High probability that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,072
Posted By BillL
Agree - not fuel related. It is Ignition.

+1 ignition off at 1:18:52. RPM, FF and Pressure dropped in concert as a result. All other symptoms are generated from this point, including dripping fuel.

Now the question is why the ignition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,904
Posted By BillL
I'd suggest you go ahead and block the entire...

I'd suggest you go ahead and block the entire front of the oil cooler as an experiment. It will simulate the shutter on the front w/RTV sealing. Then you can have data on your system to decide if it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,942
Posted By BillL
That is what I noticed too, and if you are...

That is what I noticed too, and if you are routing static or pitot then it is more important. I made templates and laid them over each other, selected the locations based on other stuff - -yes a late...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,385
Posted By BillL
I remember looking into this a couple of years...

I remember looking into this a couple of years ago. I found a site that had all the information and apparently it (IIRC) was ok for the ACK brand originally, but ACK had to change their language to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By BillL
I am no help at all . . .

No, but have looked at the alternator world and Denso has stopped producing new and remain of this model (210-0637).

Although WAI makes pretty good (what does that mean anyway?) parts for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,526
Posted By BillL
Designed to release by cam only?

Paul, it is my (limited) understanding that this should only release when the pin is actuated by the cam. In that case, I had the same release issue on my new Vans unit and surmised that it requires...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-24-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,406
Posted By BillL
The name Ted Saylor has been ringing in my head....

The name Ted Saylor has been ringing in my head. I sold him a plenum a while back and found his correspondence today. A fine gentleman, sent a nice note with his order. I never heard about the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,300
Posted By BillL
The double solenoid for starting was an issue...

The double solenoid for starting was an issue found back in the RVAviator days and Vans posted it in a newsletter. If it applied then, it applies now. A historian can quote date.

The explanation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,904
Posted By BillL
Good idea, I have no issues down to -10F or so...

Good idea, I have no issues down to -10F or so maybe below that, I just don't remember. Mine will stay on the vernatherm and 180F at those temps. My friend had his shutter on the back and had to tape...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,904
Posted By BillL
Did you say firewall side?

It would be easier just to install the shutter on the cold side of the oil cooler and not the hot side. Much more effective on the air inlet side of the HX and should completely solve your oil temp...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By BillL
You have just begun to think, so not too much...

You have just begun to think, so not too much yet.

Since the interface is a racetrack shape, the flat sides would be an issue for wetsuit material. On my James cowl, the gap from the inlet-ring to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,328
Posted By BillL
Internal engine corrosion is whole other galaxy....

Internal engine corrosion is whole other galaxy.

Cold oil can allow scuffing and usually to either sitting (lack of initial lube) or low oil flow. Rev the engine to 1000 rpm max for good oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By BillL
This is the one I found .. . apparently the...

This is the one I found .. . apparently the compressor is not smaller, but the test bed engine must be larger. It appears to be using the drive mechanism in vacuum drive adapter. The vee-band clamp...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By BillL
Elegant mechanism! Well done. I made a crude...

Elegant mechanism! Well done.

I made a crude Rube Goldberg holder for (-7) my floor jack but it is not easily adjusted vertically. I need a better method.

Question, so, you pivot the cowl about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,559
Posted By BillL
That is a tiny compressor, is it driven off of...

That is a tiny compressor, is it driven off of the accessory drive? I looked up the name and he got a prize for the design. Any way we could get some pictures of the components installed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,592
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up Greg - -congrats to the entire Team! a Welcome...

Greg - -congrats to the entire Team! a Welcome improvement. Keep the evolution going!:D

The search tool given ".040" renders all raw parts of .040 for your building needs. Thumbs up !!

Saved parts...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillL
You are on the way to becoming an engine...

You are on the way to becoming an engine whisperer. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,382
Posted By BillL
If you want it NOW . . . .

I did not want to wait for an order and only needed the -3 washer size, so I made one of these tools with scrap .032 sheet. Drilled the large hole with a step drill, filed the inside for a 3 point...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-18-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By BillL
Bob, while I would agree that the reporting is...

Bob, while I would agree that the reporting is less than complete I would not completely call it anecdotal. When I had the engineering design control for components and began to hear about failures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,799
Posted By BillL
Decisions decisions.

There is a temporal displacement between those estimates. I would say if about half, then the "average" 7 was built in a less expensive time. I watched my costs escalate during build of my -7. Today,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,544
Posted By BillL
The option to use as permanent . . .

I guess Ned was listening and added these to the kits when I first posted about them. I said Viton as the first ones I used were some other material and broke in service. I have 200 hrs and consider...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,544
Posted By BillL
And a couple more things - get 200 Viton o-rings...

And a couple more things - get 200 Viton o-rings to secure the sockets into the cowl, I have not used the retainers, only o-rings. And put screws in place of the Skybolts on either side of the exit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillL
Just measure the length to be sure they are the...

Just measure the length to be sure they are the same. If not, then pay attention to the dry lash (depleted lifter).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By BillL
This is the key, Larry, leaving combustion...

This is the key, Larry, leaving combustion products in the crankcase. I wonder what the pH of the water condensed in the engine is in presence of sulfur oxides? We still have sulfur in the fuel but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By BillL
This is the key, Larry, leaving combustion...

This is the key, Larry, leaving combustion products in the crankcase. I wonder what the pH of the water condensed in the engine is in presence of sulfur oxides? We still have sulfur in 100LL but not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By BillL
Well said, and proven. Just like the Wright...

Well said, and proven. Just like the Wright brothers did it. You will be surprised at what you learn.

Edit BTW - I have one each of the fuse blocks above. Blue Sea has served me well, as has the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,066
Posted By BillL
I changed from zip ties to lacing tape . . .

Steve, you can use what works for you, but I found that lacing tape is lighter, tighter, higher temperature , and fits in tight areas better than zip ties. I did use zips some places, but where it...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,590
Posted By BillL
Yep, like others a nice large one with drawers...

Yep, like others a nice large one with drawers that have a fastening method for building then a dedicated one for maintenance later. Do keep the humidity low on the tools at the airport or lots of...
Forum: Primers 11-12-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By BillL
I did not see any air filtration in your list. A...

I did not see any air filtration in your list. A 30 gal tank will cause more cycling and heat build up. There is a greater chance of moisture condensing out in the line/hose when that happens. 30 is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By BillL
Commitlift.com (http://www.commitlift.com) And...

Commitlift.com (http://www.commitlift.com) And while there read his presentation on Apple USB programming.

If you are not using Apple - ignore this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,845
Posted By BillL
Not only scams- but no way to correct errors in listing.

I wanted a ShopVac high efficiency filter. They are out of business.Only Amazon ad had the right part number, incorrect dimensions, and a correct photo. The customer comments (2 yrs old) had it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,823
Posted By BillL
Please - - - -!!! don't use any universal...

Please - - - -!!! don't use any universal comments.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By BillL
Dropped wrench?

This component begs for an autopsy. Hope you could measure resistances on bench and grind off the cap.

Weird/odd failure.
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,813
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up Thanks . . . .

Thanks for this. Although the radio thing is not an excuse, I would care even if it was not pursued.

I have NORDO's at my field and mutes too. ADSB helps, but it is not required for our area.

Let...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,455
Posted By BillL
Your main difference in the 715 and 715-1 is the...

Your main difference in the 715 and 715-1 is the light notch. I had your tips on my early -7 kit and modified the notch to the later dimensions (715-1) so landing lights would fit in the notch. Tip...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,791
Posted By BillL
You guys know there is a jrs14855 member here and...

You guys know there is a jrs14855 member here and has been for a long time and legitimate. It looked fishy as soon as that email was shown.

There is some harvesting being done.
Forum: Propellers 11-10-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By BillL
Exclamation Check your sources - - James recommended...

Check your sources - - James recommended 2.25"

If you understand the stresses, what do bearings have to do with it?

Aerobatic cranks have the same bearings, just a thicker flange.

You had better...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,813
Posted By BillL
Heed the little voice . . . .

Thanks for the reminder Dan. I have seen things that remind me to look for incoming traffic before entering the active too.

Once at Marianna FL, I stopped for fuel, dead flat area, small building...
Forum: Propellers 11-09-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By BillL
You should define what specifications are wanted...

You should define what specifications are wanted for an extension. The cranks are the real issue. Are you building a 9?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,385
Posted By BillL
Here is a...

Here is a link

https://www.bifold.com/options_rubber.php

It says 1/16" EPDM rubber, appropriate length. Width sided for your door.

Have you just looked for rubber sheet suppliers?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,185
Posted By BillL
Wheel capture design does need improvement.

I sent Vince some pictures of my tilting shoe design in case he is interested.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By BillL
Put a manual gauge on the line and confirm it is...

Put a manual gauge on the line and confirm it is really 39 psi then decide which branch of the diagnostic tree you follow.

2 cents - - typically if the G3X has a 15 psi range sensor selected then...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By BillL
I don't think so Dan, at best purge equals...

I don't think so Dan, at best purge equals ambient humidity then it can easily drop below dew point depending on weather and geographic location, but it is way better than remaining...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,571
Posted By BillL
Thanks for the data Don this is very helpful. I...

Thanks for the data Don this is very helpful. I was assuming saturation and condensation pretty soon after shutdown as the engine cooled. That is why I started the high flow purge. I use a check...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By BillL
+1 .

+1 .
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,691
Posted By BillL
I was surprised as well. :eek: Good idea, I am...

I was surprised as well. :eek:

Good idea, I am considering an in-the-bottle humidity test. Dry the air, then add a 20" tube of 5/8" ID and a humidity meter inside. I'll have to think about the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-06-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,224
Posted By BillL
Thanks for the update Randy!! Good to know the...

Thanks for the update Randy!! Good to know the gaps are sensitive, more than I would have thought.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By BillL
Photos please

Can you guys show a couple of photos showing the design and construction?

Edit: Thanks for the photos!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,638
Posted By BillL
+1 . BTW - I found reusing mag gaskets...

+1 .

BTW - I found reusing mag gaskets (after removal) cause leaks for me. YMMV. I hate oil leaks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,185
Posted By BillL
+1 with my off plan tailmate BTW - I had to...

+1 with my off plan tailmate

BTW - I had to extend the lift from the frame to accommodate the long rudder of my -7. The standard is too short.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By BillL
ROTFL Yes, hand flew (kinda), but there was...

ROTFL

Yes, hand flew (kinda), but there was wandering involved as I was trying to figure out what had just happened. Apparently after shearing - it began to move with its internal torque but had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By BillL
Check the caps, replace o-rings. Lube with Krytox...

Check the caps, replace o-rings. Lube with Krytox only. You can always put a small vinyl tube on the vent and blow (by mouth only) with soapy water on caps to test for leakage.

If you want to know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,868
Posted By BillL
HAHAHA me too, I had some Champion plugs in there...

HAHAHA me too, I had some Champion plugs in there at $34.XX and was investigating tempest, 2 days later the Champs were $39.XX. Tempest won that one.:D

I would hate to know that Safari ordered for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,977
Posted By BillL
Yeah But . . .

All you listed have managed power supplies and low C rates. Sticking a LiFePO into a system for deep discharge and a charging system designed for a PbA is not the same no matter how funny it sounds....
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