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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,001
Posted By CFI1513840
Problem Resolved (hopefully)

Thanks everyone. I appreciate all of the inputs. Taking the lead from some of the suggestions, I found that the spark plug wires were not seated properly on the Electronic Ignition Coil terminals....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,001
Posted By CFI1513840
In-flight Mag Check, etc.

I agree, it definitely looks like a spark issue. I'm reluctant to do an in-flight mag check at full power, which is where this problem always occurs. It seems pretty clear that one plug is not firing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,001
Posted By CFI1513840
Correlation with RPM

Further testing yesterday after the plug swap. I leveled off at about 2000' for a couple of minutes, then continued the climb. When I advanced the RPM to 2700, EGT4 immediately began to rise. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,001
Posted By CFI1513840
When I reinstalled the plugs I swapped cylinders...

When I reinstalled the plugs I swapped cylinders 3 & 4. It will be interesting to see what happens when I fly it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,001
Posted By CFI1513840
EGT 4 Anomaly

I should mention that I'm running one mag and one LSE EI. Also that I changed out the probe on EGT 4 last year. In that case there were obvious indications that the probe or wiring was bad as the EGT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,001
Posted By CFI1513840
Correlation with CHT

The reason that Savvy suggested ignition/spark plug problems was the slight depression of the CHT relative to the other cylinders during the event. The EGT would rise with a burned exhaust valve, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,001
Posted By CFI1513840
EGT Bump during climb

https://www.savvyanalysis.com/flight/1336878/1a412e71-9a52-44b8-ad4e-e80cf2eb56e5

On a few occasions during initial climb I experienced an increase in EGT 4 of about 60 degrees over a period of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,469
Posted By CFI1513840
Stainless Steel

I had the same problem, used stainless steel cables and see no effects on ADAHRS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,979
Posted By CFI1513840
Good Point

Bill,

Excel might be a better way to do this. If you already have a template with formulas, etc., is that something you could provide to the community?

The replay would be an awesome capability. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,979
Posted By CFI1513840
Link to Source

I posted the Python script on Google Drive. Here it is for anyone who wants it.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9NSj9M3IzSLUHhxYW85dkJPSTQ/view?usp=sharing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,979
Posted By CFI1513840
Skyview Log File Display Tool

The tool requires the installation of Python 2.7, which is available free for most any platform. I use it with Windows 7. The tool allows you to see what your engine is doing and any developing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
3J1
Views: 1,711
Posted By CFI1513840
Thanks

Thanks everyone for your responses. It sounds promising! I'm just starting my condition inspection. When I'm back in the air I plan on heading down your way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
3J1
Views: 1,711
Posted By CFI1513840
Thanks Ray. I would also be interested in...

Thanks Ray. I would also be interested in possibly sharing hangar space until a T-hangar is available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
3J1
Views: 1,711
Posted By CFI1513840
I think "Spring" was mentioned. I'm moving to St....

I think "Spring" was mentioned. I'm moving to St. Helena Island next July. I'm on the waiting list at KARW, but that doesn't look too promising for the next few years at least, based on the number of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
3J1
Views: 1,711
Posted By CFI1513840
3J1

I'm relocating to Beaufort County next year and would like to base my RV-7 at the Ridgeland airport 3J1. During a recent visit to the airport, I was advised that a new runway and T-hangar...
Forum: ADS-B 06-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,806
Posted By CFI1513840
Dynon SkyView Transponder Update for ADS-B

This posting applies if you have a Dynon SkyView Transponder being supplied with ADS-B GPS position data from a GNS430/W.

I recently recieved a PM from a gentleman at the FAA advising that my ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,884
Posted By CFI1513840
I get 16.9 GPH on takeoff at 2670 RPM with...

I get 16.9 GPH on takeoff at 2670 RPM with Mattituck TMX IO360 Precision FI, 9:1 pistons, horizontal induction.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 661
Posted By CFI1513840
T-Hangars Available near Augusta, GA

I keep my RV-7 at Thomson-Mcduffie airport (KHQU), which is about 30 miles west of Augusta. I was informed by the airport manager yesterday that there are three T-hangars currently available for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By CFI1513840
Thanks for all the good advice

I really appreciate all of the inputs. I definitely have my marching orders and I'll be sure to check with Don at AFP before I make any moves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By CFI1513840
No LOP but it looks pretty good

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2UZbe3Ksl20/UnLH1e1f9WI/AAAAAAAADok/u7zzlev3L1U/w953-h715-no/IMG_1514.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By CFI1513840
.2 would be very nice

It just occurred to me that I wouldn't have to worry about any other factors such as compression ratio if my spread was in the order of .1 to .2 as you suggested. I guess I was leaning on the .5 GAMI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By CFI1513840
Great GAMI Spread

Jim, Your GAMI spead of .1 gph is near-perfect mixture distribution and I agree compression is not an issue for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By CFI1513840
Engine Details

Tad,

It's a TMX-IO360 with 9:1 pistons. Superior hoizontal induction. Precision (Bendix) FI. LSE EI fires the top set of automotive plugs, Slick Mag fires the bottom set of fine-wire aviation plugs....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By CFI1513840
Question: Compression versus LOP

So far I have not been able to run LOP due to what I consider to be unacceptable engine roughness at LOP mixture settings. I typically see anywhere from .5 to.7 GPH GAMI spread when leaning. I was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 768,063
Posted By CFI1513840
N92LT Just back from the paint shop

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2kAGmYxcPjs/UfMHxn0UN1I/AAAAAAAADmk/z97TaidFb0U/w958-h719-no/IMG_0503.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By CFI1513840
My fingers arn't quite as strong as they were 55...

My fingers arn't quite as strong as they were 55 years ago when I started flying and I could levitate at will, but the "palms up" technique still works well for me. It also helps to be 5' 8" and 165...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,175
Posted By CFI1513840
Supplier of Life Hammer

Here's one supplier. The bracket comes with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,574
Posted By CFI1513840
It's all relative

Nice looking 180!

Geezerhood is more an attitude than a number. You can be one at any age. I even know a few 40-something geezers :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,175
Posted By CFI1513840
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P-u1g_Ns6-k/Txr...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P-u1g_Ns6-k/TxrQgMfdJRI/AAAAAAAADC0/7I2XniD1YmU/s912/IMG_1580.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,175
Posted By CFI1513840
I wasn't thinking of opening the canopy, but in...

I wasn't thinking of opening the canopy, but in the amount of clearance provided by the roll bar to allow self-extrication. I assume in either case the canopy would have to be broken (if it's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,175
Posted By CFI1513840
Tip-up or Slider

Intuition tells me that an inverted slider might be easier to get out of. Anyone know what this one was?
Forum: Southeast 06-10-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By CFI1513840
Hangar Found

Good news! I found a hangar just down the road at Thomson-McDuffie County airport KHQU. We're really looking forward to our move to Georgia. It also gets us closer to our property at Eagle Neck,...
Forum: Southeast 06-10-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By CFI1513840
Future Flight Plan

Thanks for all the inputs. I now have places to go: 61GA 2J3 32GA FFC CUB, from DNL and return, 02:31 394.2 NM :-)

Pierre, I will look you up after we get to Augusta and keep 2J3 in mind if a closer...
Forum: Southeast 06-09-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By CFI1513840
Thanks for the heads-up

We'll definitely be there. Looking forward to seeing the air show.
Forum: Southeast 06-09-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By CFI1513840
Any RV'ers in the Augusta, GA area

My wife and I will be moving to Augusta in about three months and wondered if there were any other RV'ers in the area. We're on the waiting list for a hangar at KDNL. If anyone has any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,246
Posted By CFI1513840
Wheel Pant

Larry, glad to hear you landed ok. I have often wondered if landing with a flat tire would cause any damage to the fairing, so your experience was of interest to me. Can you tell me how much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By CFI1513840
SteinAir

http://www.steinair.com/storedetail.cfm?productid=556
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By CFI1513840
Another DMW RV'er

Watch out for P40 between Gettysburg and points south. It frequently expands to 10 NM radius to 18000'. The best way to get the current status of P40 is a standard briefing at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By CFI1513840
Free Cradle

This is free to anyone who wants it (the cradle not the airplane). It's contoured and padded to accept the full weight of the airplane with engine installed. Full castering wheels for getting around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By CFI1513840
Highly Recommended

I did my transition training with Kent back in June. He was arriving from a flight (his other job) about the same time I showed up at KATL, so I caught a ride with him back to GA04, and within...
Forum: Propellers 10-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,975
Posted By CFI1513840
DGAC

Fernando,

This is a good thread. I'm still in Phase 1 and have to admit that I haven't recorded my exact takeoff RPM yet, except to say it's somewhere between 2650 and 2700. It will be on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 22,317
Posted By CFI1513840
A theme often repeated

Q: When are you going to be finished?
A: Thursday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By CFI1513840
I have two 2 1/4" Nulite's that I didn't use,...

I have two 2 1/4" Nulite's that I didn't use, opting for post lighting instead. If anyone is interested in these, please let me know. First come, first served.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,921
Posted By CFI1513840
Here's Van's part number: IE SPDT PRES-15...

Here's Van's part number: IE SPDT PRES-15 SW

Mine came with a wiring diagram on how to hook up the warning light. Serves three purposes: enables hour meter (if installed), low pressure warning,...
Forum: International 10-10-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,300
Posted By CFI1513840
Thanks

Patrick, Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By CFI1513840
I'll check the "A"

Thanks for the replies. I can worry about something else now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,254
Posted By CFI1513840
Leaky Fuel Injector

Just after shutting down, I noticed a occasional "sizzliing" sound coming from the vicinity of Cylinder #2, lot a drop of water on a hot griddle. I removed the top cowl and inspected the fuel line...
Forum: International 09-17-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,300
Posted By CFI1513840
Any RV builders in Northern France

We are planning a trip to northern France next year and wondered if there are any fellow RV builders there who could provide some advice on places to stay, things to see, etc. Of particular interest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,055
Posted By CFI1513840
...and right on the centerline too!

...and right on the centerline too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,719
Posted By CFI1513840
LP Aero Plastics Instructions

These instructions are provided by LP Aero Plastics. They will tell you everything you need to know.

http://www.lpaero.com/CAREINS.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,762
Posted By CFI1513840
Stein, I'm not real happy with the ADAHRS...

Stein, I'm not real happy with the ADAHRS plumbing either. One of the problems was having to connect the two units in parallel using the bulky connectors you see in the picture. If I had it to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,762
Posted By CFI1513840
Shelf in aft fuselage

This worked for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,925
Posted By CFI1513840
Thanks, it was awesome!

Thanks, it was awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,925
Posted By CFI1513840
CHT's 1 & 2 are hot with air dams

I had almost the same problem today in reverse. This was my first flight and with the stock Van's air dams in place, I was getting about 423 degrees on Cylinder 2 and close to that on Cylinder 1 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By CFI1513840
Issue Resolved

I talked to Don at AFP and he gave me instructions on how to test the system. Instead of disconnecting the input fuel line at the throttle body, he had me disconnect the inlet line at the flow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By CFI1513840
Sent message to AFP

Noah,

Thanks for your input. I have the relief valve plumbed back to the fuel selector output tee according to the installation instructions. I can't imagine how the pressure could reach 60 PSI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,518
Posted By CFI1513840
Fuel Pressure Question

I have an AFP high pressure boost pump with a TMXIO-360. I just performed a fuel flow and pressure test of the boost pump. With the fuel line disconnected at the throttle body and routed into a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,213
Posted By CFI1513840
Skybolt Instructions for retainer removal

http://www.skybolt.com/Instructions%20R4G%20Removal.pdf
Forum: Reviews 04-10-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,216
Posted By CFI1513840
Nothing but good things about Bonaco

These people are superb. My RV-7 brake lines arrived without the required right-angle fittings. One quick phone call and a new set are on the way at no charge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,176
Posted By CFI1513840
It's a google thing

This one should work, also edited it in the original post.

https://picasaweb.google.com/102933065774625077789/RV7MiniDreamlinerFactoryRollOut?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJPSpPHxzvybiwE&feat=directlink
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,176
Posted By CFI1513840
RV-7 Mini Dreamliner Factory Rollout

After more than seven years, the RV-7 finally sees the light of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,003
Posted By CFI1513840
I guess this would help

http://www.hmcelectronics.com/product/Metcal/930-MSG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,003
Posted By CFI1513840
Disposable Cartridges

This worked good for me.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Cl_gCyV9q5c/T1Io3rYIKGI/AAAAAAAADHc/nTjdtLiz3Kc/s720/P1010020.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By CFI1513840
Think of it like eating an elephant

...one bite at a time.
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