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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By bjdecker
Ryan, The answer is somewhere between “enough”...

Ryan,

The answer is somewhere between “enough” and “not much.”. When closed, the latch tangs should engage with the canopy latch “finger” roller bearings and have enough force to hold them in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By bjdecker
AN470's

The color of those rivets looks a little silverish...got me thinking that they *may* be the wrong kind; AN470A's or Monel types instead of AN470AD's

Just a thought
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,913
Posted By bjdecker
As Sam said, 78 and 210PIC is going to be the...

As Sam said, 78 and 210PIC is going to be the issue. Also, FAA records for you don't match reality -- You might want to get that cleaned up; unless you are in the Witness Protection Program...or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,913
Posted By bjdecker
Some additional information please...

Can you share some of the details of the policy & coverage beyond the cost? What were the coverage limits? Open pilot clause? Also the particular broker/underwriter would be good to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,948
Posted By bjdecker
Glamour shots...

As it was a bit too hot to fly, my darling sweet wife instead decided to take some pictures of the airplane...
Forum: Primers 05-12-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By bjdecker
Link to MSDS --...

Link to MSDS -- https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-jifykode7m/product_images/uploaded_images/msds/SGP144481.pdf

...

Chromium Zinc Oxide forms the passivation layer; two Chrome 3's (Cr+3) and Zinc...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By bjdecker
I wonder if the original SB might shed some light...

I wonder if the original SB might shed some light on this -- there is a figure 6 in there, but....

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/sb14-01-31.pdf
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By bjdecker
Brilliant! 100° angle is the key for getting all...

Brilliant! 100° angle is the key for getting all the aviation grade stuff (tinnerman, AN507/MS24693, etc. ) to fit well & proper.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By bjdecker
Odd…

I have a GTN 650xi, G3X Touch, wired into the GMA 245.

I do NOT hear competing alerts — The GTN xi issues the “Vertical Track” notification, and the G3X issues “500” and “Minimums”. Maybe it’s the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By bjdecker
Of oil coolers...

Stewart Warner/Meggit-Troy/Southwind Model #8406R should be adequate to the task. Especially if fed by a 3" or larger duct with a well shaped diffuser to manage the airflow transition from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By bjdecker
Use one of the squeezer yokes as the bucking...

Use one of the squeezer yokes as the bucking bar...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-27-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,576
Posted By bjdecker
I didn't realize your aircraft was equipped for...

I didn't realize your aircraft was equipped for CAS/COIN missions... :)
Forum: Fiberglass 04-26-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,576
Posted By bjdecker
Nice technique Larry...

Nice technique Larry...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By bjdecker
I made a hole big enough for a Heyco SB250-2 snap...

I made a hole big enough for a Heyco SB250-2 snap bushing about half way between the top of the tail spring mount forward flange and the bottom of the cutout in the F-711 assy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,694
Posted By bjdecker
I'm using the S-15 with 3/4-16x3/4-16 nipple as a...

I'm using the S-15 with 3/4-16x3/4-16 nipple as a replacement for the CH48110-1.

I drilled three #60 holes on the aft most rib at 120° locations for safety wire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,958
Posted By bjdecker
Paul, Congratulations -- from the looks of...

Paul,

Congratulations -- from the looks of Flightaware data you've got a speedy airplane on your hands :)

Check the front outboard and inside corners of the rings @ top & bottom cowl for any gaps...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,932
Posted By bjdecker
I've often wondered that the slight mismatch in...

I've often wondered that the slight mismatch in angles between the HS-710/HS-714 and the HS-702 web is partly what led to the cracking at the relief cuts in the HS-702 web.

Follow the prior...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By bjdecker
Quotes...

"I wish I didn't have all this space in the baggage compartment."

- No RV-7 driver, ever...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By bjdecker
My MSD 8.5mm wires measure 50 Ohms/Foot (3 foot...

My MSD 8.5mm wires measure 50 Ohms/Foot (3 foot wire is ~150 Ohms).

By any chance were you inadvertently measuring the spark plug resistance also?

In any case, plug wires are not serviceable --...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By bjdecker
Mystery Rivet...

Updated picture...

Top is the Mystery Rivet.
Bottom, closest to the scale, is the MSP-42.

Note the difference in the head shapes -- both are domed. Also the mystery rivet has rings along the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By bjdecker
Great idea, and the first thing I did. These do...

Great idea, and the first thing I did. These do not appear in any of the revisions of Chapter 5 that I have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By bjdecker
It's not a flush head -- it is domed.

It's not a flush head -- it is domed.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By bjdecker
Rivet Ident...

Good morning,

I am sorting through a pile of blind rivets (it's not a good story....OCD is an illness) and I cannot figure out what these are (see pic.). It sort of looks like an MSP-42, but with a...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,233
Posted By bjdecker
Say what?!...

I'm trying to get my head around ^^ ^^ this description, the pictures showing the "gouges"...

it sounds like you are describing kick back, which, to be sure, is a bad thing. The gouges are most...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By bjdecker
Van's has been using the the W371PLP-4-2 (the "T"...

Van's has been using the the W371PLP-4-2 (the "T" version) in kits for a while now...

I've not encountered any issues using MIL-H-5606 or MIL-PRF-83282 fluids. However, DOT-3 might be an issue...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By bjdecker
Parker Catalog

https://ph.parker.com/us/en/composite-push-to-connect-fittings/w368plp-4-2
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By bjdecker
Y-version

A little more digging in the Parker catalog and I came up with a “Y” fitting — I’ve used it on several builds now, and it makes the lo-pressure brake line routing even “better”
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,233
Posted By bjdecker
https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHST421?impressio...

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/ECHST421?impressionRank=1

It's commonly used in the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-14-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By bjdecker
Iphone - Mac - Picture hassle...

When attaching pictures to messages on the forum, you need to first open the picture on your desktop, rotate it 360° (even though it appears to be oriented correctly) and then save it. Then you can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By bjdecker
The bushing is used to adapt to the...

The bushing is used to adapt to the AMSAFE/TUF-TOW seatbelts that Van's offers -- SBH-nnn.
Forum: GPS 04-04-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By bjdecker
see...

see http://www.rvplane.com/?categoryid=10000&dayid=1456
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By bjdecker
1/8” is more than enough. The “trick” is to...

1/8” is more than enough. The “trick” is to ensure the canopy front skin and the cowling skin are at the same height; lay a straight edge across the gap in several places. I needed a shim of .056”...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,785
Posted By bjdecker
something is bent somewhere…

Those dimples were caused by the rudder skin smacking into the elevator corner. I don’t there’s much doubt there.

Having just built a 7/9 rudder (similar to 14), that structure is fresh in my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By bjdecker
In the FWIW category, I just ran across a failed...

In the FWIW category, I just ran across a failed split master/alt switch. Alt field was intermittent; pressing on the operator would bring the field back online…
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By bjdecker
They (HET/Plane Power) do not include the rubber...

They (HET/Plane Power) do not include the rubber environmental seals/vibration isolators in the 3 pin connector kit - I don’t understand why. However, having been a victim of this previously, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By bjdecker
Check the integrity of the field wire at the 3...

Check the integrity of the field wire at the 3 pin connector on the back of the Alternator.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By bjdecker
Sealant

Use Locktite 565 on the threads.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,247
Posted By bjdecker
Have you looked at K&P engineering's filter? ...

Have you looked at K&P engineering's filter? Pretty slick.

https://kandpengineering.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,392
Posted By bjdecker
Smile I've often been accused of having a terrible...

I've often been accused of having a terrible rattle in the rear; usually it's something that I've eaten the night before...beans, broccoli, etc.

(Huge Smile)

In all seriousness -- is the "rattle"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By bjdecker
You're lucky -- the BAF-8 kit does NOT include...

You're lucky -- the BAF-8 kit does NOT include the 1" hole - so you need to locate that first :(

Along the lines of what Mikey said -- the grommet will slide over the flared end and B-nut with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By bjdecker
I made a little stand off and used a couple of...

I made a little stand off and used a couple of Adel clamps to keep the lines from rubbing against the firewall/stiffener.
Forum: Rocket 03-22-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By bjdecker
IIRC the engine centerline/thrustline is offset...

IIRC the engine centerline/thrustline is offset from the longitudinal axis by 4°

F1 Boss could be a resource here...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-21-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,709
Posted By bjdecker
Are those temp risers in front of #1 and #2...

Are those temp risers in front of #1 and #2 swapped on purpose?

Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By bjdecker
It should be printed on the side of the gas...

It should be printed on the side of the gas spring cylinder -- number is in Newtons (100N, 150N and so on...).

Orr & Orr is a good source for these.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By bjdecker
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/NAS...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/NAS1351C.php?clickkey=9120

NAS1352C06-8 is what you're looking for...I think...
Forum: ADS-B 03-20-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By bjdecker
About $1500 :) The GTX 345R supports grey code...

About $1500 :)

The GTX 345R supports grey code input from an encoding altimeter, some discrete inputs, temperature probe, etc. ... and it's certified.

If you're going with a remote unit, I'd...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-20-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By bjdecker
My bad - yes it is a 1/4” . OTOH, a 3/32” hole...

My bad - yes it is a 1/4” .

OTOH, a 3/32” hole adjacent to-and-within 2D of another 3/32” hole in material that’s .063” thick x 3/4” wide, isn’t going to affect yield strength of the angle material.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-20-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By bjdecker
You could drill out the existing rivet and used...

You could drill out the existing rivet and used that hole for the plate nut #10 bolt hole. See the battery box bracket above as an example. Just have to make the bus bar that runs between the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By bjdecker
Equivalent part from the RV-14, F-01473A is made...

Equivalent part from the RV-14, F-01473A is made from .025"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By bjdecker
Go to the Van's Webstore and search for ES PC680...

Go to the Van's Webstore and search for ES PC680 INSTALL KIT. Link for convenience: https://store.vansaircraft.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ES+PC680+INSTALL+KIT

This will include the steel battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,457
Posted By bjdecker
Ordered... Thank you for your service and have a...

Ordered...

Thank you for your service and have a "brrrrrrrrrrt" day

:)
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By bjdecker
+1 for the Delta Pop Ultra Low Drag...

+1 for the Delta Pop Ultra Low Drag antenna...

Max cable length for RG-400 at 1090MHz is < 9ft (assuming published losses at that frequency, connectors, etc.)
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,639
Posted By bjdecker
Following that logic and building upon it --...

Following that logic and building upon it -- shorten and relocate the "B" lead from the alternator and run it over to the input of the starter solenoid (on the starter)...

The mind -- it reels...
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By bjdecker
As others have alluded -- certain WX products...

As others have alluded -- certain WX products (Lightning, Cloud Tops, etc.) are available with more recent firmware updates *AND* may not be available via RS-232 (Connext), will require Bluetooth...
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,285
Posted By bjdecker
Old Habits...

I learned to fly in a well equipped C-172 (and later C-182, C-172RG, C-210, PA28, etc.) which had, among other things, dual King KX-155s. Over that summer I learned to keep one COMM on the active...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By bjdecker
GT-50 They seem to be pretty particular about...

GT-50

They seem to be pretty particular about grounding the black wire coming from the GT-50; Is it possible that this connection has worked its way loose, failed, oxidized some how?

Failing that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By bjdecker
Tighten it until all/most of the slop is gone...

Tighten it until all/most of the slop is gone *AND* the assembly still pivots easily.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,029
Posted By bjdecker
The "I" terminal is also used to energize the...

The "I" terminal is also used to energize the starter [solenoid] on the PM style starters. This architecture avoids the "hung starter" syndrome sometimes caused by back EMF from the starter motor.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By bjdecker
Did you look at the website? ...

Did you look at the website? https://fairings-etc.com/wing-root-fairings
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,484
Posted By bjdecker
I left CA in 1996, before the tax everything that...

I left CA in 1996, before the tax everything that flies, floats, or...laws passed.

San Diego County assessors # for Boats and Airplanes is (858) 505-6200. ​

Call them...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By bjdecker
Dress the ends of the flap torque tube...

Dress the ends of the flap torque tube (WD-613-EF) with fine file and Emery cloth, and then apply a thin layer of lithium grease (the white stuff). Insert each end into the bearing block (F-661-EF)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-23-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By bjdecker
PM Sent...

PM Sent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By bjdecker
You can fabricate a simple wire jumper kit using...

You can fabricate a simple wire jumper kit using Mate-N-Lok connectors. https://www.te.com/usa-en/product-1-480305-0.html

Red connects to the "Strobe" switch, White-Clear becomes the "Sync" wire...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,198
Posted By bjdecker
More Noise...

Thanks for this Carl, good thing to add to the CI checklist.

Ambient temperature definitely has an effect on the sound -- today's test run and flight @ 75°F didn't result in the usual loud...
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