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Forum: Midwest 09-04-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By kaa
The situation isn't great, and if you project...

The situation isn't great, and if you project your completion to be a couple of years from now, I'd get on a wait list yesterday.

I'd love to get a space at KBJC or near, but the waitlist there is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-04-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By kaa
Not sure about a -6, but on my -7 I moved the...

Not sure about a -6, but on my -7 I moved the screens as far down as they would go, which cleared the supports. I mounted a bunch of switches above the screens, and so far I like how it turned out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By kaa
Like others said, you should find out what's...

Like others said, you should find out what's happening with the engine ground, but if you want more reliable oil temperature sensing, you could install a two-wire sensor as specified in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By kaa
Yeah, I should've said "preparing for a condition...

Yeah, I should've said "preparing for a condition inspection".
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By kaa
Thanks everyone, appreciate the suggestions! I...

Thanks everyone, appreciate the suggestions!

I got a response from the factory and they said stop drilling and monitoring it is fine. I'll probably do that and assemble a new flap some time...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-22-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By kaa
Yeah. I'm trying to decide between 1 and 3....

Yeah. I'm trying to decide between 1 and 3. Unfortunately I have to remove the flap spar to get access to that area, and at that point it'd be easier to just replace the rib.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By kaa
Crack in a flap rib

Hi All,

I was doing a condition inspection on my RV-7 and found that the second-most inboard rib has a crack in it (see photos). There was a corresponding crack in the skin that was previously...
Forum: Midwest 06-11-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By kaa
A&P recommendations for a condition inspection (Denver area)

Hi all,

It's that time of year again for me, and having recently moved to CO, I'm looking for an A&P or shop recommendations to do a condition inspection. Owner-assisted is preferred, but I'm...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By kaa
Not a lawyer, but is says this at the...

Not a lawyer, but is says this at the bottom:


Which to me basically means if you own an airplane, you still can't hire an instructor to be with you in the airplane and teach you unless you have a...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By kaa
Wow, this is wild. So if I want to hire an...

Wow, this is wild. So if I want to hire an instructor to shoot some approaches in my airplane, I need to get a LODA now? Doesn't sound like it'll advance flight safety at all.
Forum: Tools 05-20-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,761
Posted By kaa
I got a similar one from AS:...

I got a similar one from AS: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/crimptool12-03719.php?clickkey=7268. It needed a small modification to properly fit some of the lugs, but overall worked...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By kaa
Looks like you're getting less of a raise when...

Looks like you're getting less of a raise when running on the right magneto, but only in cylinders 1&3. Not sure how to interpret this but since 2&4 look ok, timing should not be a problem.
Forum: Flight Testing 05-14-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By kaa
I have Garmin and it can be programmed so that it...

I have Garmin and it can be programmed so that it only goes to say 10 degrees and doesn't go past that, that's what I meant.

Although if any electrical system decides to get stuck and lower flaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By kaa
I have a test kit, if it's the one with a led and...

I have a test kit, if it's the one with a led and a resistor. I'm in Boulder though. I could mail it to you.
Forum: Flight Testing 05-14-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By kaa
By the way since Mel is in the topic, if someone...

By the way since Mel is in the topic, if someone decided to do this (I don't recommend), how would it play with FAA rules?
Forum: Flight Testing 05-14-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By kaa
I'd probably want a more positive means of...

I'd probably want a more positive means of securing the disconnected flap than just speed tape. Could also reprogram the stops on the remaining flap so that it can't deploy past a certain angle...
Forum: Flight Testing 05-13-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By kaa
Cool! This is not a floating flap situation, but...

Cool! This is not a floating flap situation, but a fully asymmetric deployment, right?

Results seem a bit counterintuitive though, I thought RV flaps don't really increase lift past the first...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By kaa
I didn't have good luck with permatex #2 for some...

I didn't have good luck with permatex #2 for some reason. Maybe I didn't tighten the fittings enough (but it was as far as they'd go without a cheater bar or something), but a bunch of them started...
Forum: Flight Testing 05-11-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By kaa
Is there a reason to believe that even a decent...

Is there a reason to believe that even a decent degree of flap asymmetry would exhaust the roll authority? These are not exactly high lift flaps, unlike the Twin Otter someone mentioned above...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By kaa
What kind of forces are there on the pedals?...

What kind of forces are there on the pedals? 10-32 stainless bolt will support well over 1000 pounds in shear I think.

Also, this looks like a fully threaded 1 1/4" grade 8 10-32 bolt:...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By kaa
McMaster has some slightly longer ones (1" and 1...

McMaster has some slightly longer ones (1" and 1 1/4). Out of curiosity what's wrong with stainless?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,692
Posted By kaa
I put mine between the central stack and the PFD....

I put mine between the central stack and the PFD. My logic was that I'll most likely really need it if PFD fails in instrument conditions and in that case I want G5 as close to the GPS as possible....
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-24-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,011
Posted By kaa
Interesting, could you elaborate your thinking...

Interesting, could you elaborate your thinking about sailplane? Is it the fact that high-density batteries don't tolerate being damaged or shorted or is there something more subtle to this?
Forum: Midwest 02-09-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By kaa
Thanks everyone for suggestions, much appreciated.

Thanks everyone for suggestions, much appreciated.
Forum: Midwest 02-08-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By kaa
Instructor recommendations for BFR (North Denver/Boulder area)

Hi all,

I was wondering if someone could recommend an instructor to do a BFR with in my RV7. Thanks!
Forum: Safety 12-27-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,017
Posted By kaa
May be useful to figure out why this is happening...

May be useful to figure out why this is happening first though. The shunt itself cannot fail this way (unless you have a hall effect current sensor), so there is something wrong in the wiring or EIS.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-26-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By kaa
P-MAG with EI commander weird advance problem on startup

Hi All,

I've been running a dual P-MAG setup for a few years on my Lycoming O-360 and it has developed a peculiar problem lately. Normally when I start the engine both ignitions show the advance of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By kaa
Thanks everyone for great suggestions, as...

Thanks everyone for great suggestions, as always!

Yeah, I looked at it closer and the builder installed 5/16-24 tie downs, probably tapped into an over-sized hole, so no surprise that they stripped...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By kaa
Stripped tie-down thread in W-731

Hi all,

I was attaching a fuel pump grounding cable to the tie-down eye bolt a few days ago and found out that the thread in the tie-down bar is stripped. Not sure how it happened, maybe the bolt...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,320
Posted By kaa
SteinAir does great work, but be sure to know...

SteinAir does great work, but be sure to know where exactly you want to put your boxes and how long the runs between them should be. I gave them some approximate numbers (bad planning on my part),...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,707
Posted By kaa
When I did my panel I grouped the switches by the...

When I did my panel I grouped the switches by the phase of flight, and I like it quite a bit. So I basically only put switches that are used in flight over the engine controls. I don't have a good...
Forum: Safety 11-22-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By kaa
Yeah, I think it has never been torqued. I don't...

Yeah, I think it has never been torqued. I don't really see another explanation for why the torque strip is aligned. Plus, it's difficult to explain how it can loosen to the point of finger-tight,...
Forum: Safety 11-22-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By kaa
Check those fittings

Not sure if there is anything new to the story, but I just wanted to share.

I've always steered away from doing work on the fuel system of my plane (I didn't build it). However with the panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,194
Posted By kaa
If it's anything like front range airports (BJC...

If it's anything like front range airports (BJC and around), then I expect the space to be hard to come by. I'm currently looking and only found a group hangar at the BDU. I also saw a temporary...
Forum: Midwest 10-22-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By kaa
Thanks, Ken! Sent you a PM.

Thanks, Ken! Sent you a PM.
Forum: Midwest 10-22-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By kaa
Hangars north of Denver? (KLMO)

Hi all,

I'm firming up my plans to move the Denver area (Longmont) by the end of the year, and am currently looking for a hangar for my RV-7. I got on a few wait lists, but they are pretty long....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By kaa
Oh, I see. I'll try that.

Oh, I see. I'll try that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By kaa
I guess #1 is more complicated than just a spike....

I guess #1 is more complicated than just a spike. I highlighted areas that I'm confused about. At least #2 definitely increases there?


I have a carb unfortunately.


They all increase together, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,363
Posted By kaa
EGT spike on throttle reduction

Hi all,

I know what you're thinking - induction leak. This was the consensus in my previous thread about high CHTs (which I think I can get under control). The problem is that I cannot find any...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
Finally some good news, I think. I sealed the...

Finally some good news, I think. I sealed the baffles as much as I could using high speed tape and RTV, but it didn't do much, I was still seeing 425F in a climb on a 90 degree day. What helped was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
FWIW, I only saw 1-2 GPH increase on takeoff. Not...

FWIW, I only saw 1-2 GPH increase on takeoff. Not sure if my old carb was modified or what.

Haven't looked at my intake leak situation more yet (I was away in the last to weeks, and now it's too...
Forum: California 08-13-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,790
Posted By kaa
Hangar around Placerville

Hi everyone,

With all that's happening with remote work, I'm seriously considering moving from the Bay Area somewhere closer to Sierras, and I've been looking at the hangar situation around...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
Well, I installed the no-leak kit from Ross, and...

Well, I installed the no-leak kit from Ross, and nothing changed. The graphs looks exactly the same with #2 showing a big rise on throttle reduction. I guess it's something else then?

Could it be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
Could you explain why? Don't #1 and #2 show the...

Could you explain why? Don't #1 and #2 show the same amount of EGT increase?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
Thanks, I just ordered a kit from Ross. Hopefully...

Thanks, I just ordered a kit from Ross. Hopefully it fixes things.

I have an EICommander, and it shows that advance increases as MP is reduced, as expected.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-26-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
Thanks everyone for the help, much appreciated. I...

Thanks everyone for the help, much appreciated. I tried to plug some holes behind cyl #3 and #4 (around the dipstick and symmetrically on the other side) and it may have helped a bit, but not much....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
Thanks! Yeah, I'm starting to think that the...

Thanks!

Yeah, I'm starting to think that the whole induction leak theory isn't that great. I'll do proper cruise checks.

Walt, are you saying that EI is 40 degrees lower steady state or that it's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
I installed an overhauled 10-4164-1 carb, and...

I installed an overhauled 10-4164-1 carb, and nothing much changed. The fuel flow went from 15 to 17.5, so that's nice, but the CHTs didn't seem to drop much (just consistent with a cooler day). I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,649
Posted By kaa
It sounds like either a push button failed short...

It sounds like either a push button failed short and energized the valve, or the valve itself failed. If it's the push button, I'd replace it with something more robust (I use a Honeywell 1TL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,706
Posted By kaa
If you don't hear from them, it doesn't mean that...

If you don't hear from them, it doesn't mean that you don't owe the tax, the responsibility is on you to pay it either way. I didn't realize that this tax was a thing, and last year I was hit with 4...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By kaa
Sounds similar to an issue I'm having over here:...

Sounds similar to an issue I'm having over here: https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=184389. Basically these cylinders are running lean when you throttle down, so an intake leak...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
I repaired a few small problems in the baffles,...

I repaired a few small problems in the baffles, and it took ~10 degrees off the max CHT in climb to pattern. Still the maximum is at 440, which is too high for comfort. Today's flight:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
Thanks everyone for suggestions, appreciate...

Thanks everyone for suggestions, appreciate it.

I'm pretty sure the thermocouple type is set up correctly. Before the engine start all temperature sensors read ambient, as expected.

Here is some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
Thanks. I'll try replacing the carb to oil pan...

Thanks. I'll try replacing the carb to oil pan gasket then.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
All holes in cylinders are plugged. MP doesn't...

All holes in cylinders are plugged. MP doesn't seem to be leaking (the indications are normal). What would be a good way to test it?

I also see a bit of oil potentially coming out from between the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,169
Posted By kaa
High CHTs

Hi all,

I finally finished my panel upgrade to G3XT and started flying (yay!). Unfortunately, I'm seeing very high CHTs after takeoff, especially on cylinder 4 - by the pattern altitude it reaches...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By kaa
Perfect, thank you both!

Perfect, thank you both!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-05-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By kaa
G3X fuel quantity calibration - is it possible to swap left and right tanks?

Long story short, I didn't check that I routed the fuel sender wires correctly, so left and right indications are swapped now. I already calibrated them, so I'm wondering if

it is possible to just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By kaa
Found this:...

Found this: https://mooneyspace.com/topic/17652-prop-governor-small-oil-leak-question/?tab=comments#comment-475451. It has a service instruction inside. At least it doesn't seem to be too complicated...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 749
Posted By kaa
McCauley governor oil leak / does anyone have a manual?

Hi all,

I just noticed an oil leak on my governor around something that I think is an adjustment screw (see picture). The governor is McCauley DC290D1. I couldn't find any manuals online, would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By kaa
How is it wired? To the mag or an electic mag...

How is it wired? To the mag or an electic mag (which model btw)? This is what the manual says:
Forum: California 06-17-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By kaa
Scales rental in the Bay Area

Hi all,

Is there anywhere/anyone I could rent scales from in the Bay Area (I'm at KPAO)? I'm finishing up my panel upgrade and would like to weigh the airplane. The backup plan is to go to one of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By kaa
The rivet idea worked pretty well. I got a 3/16...

The rivet idea worked pretty well. I got a 3/16 stainless steel rivet from McMaster and cut the flared bit off. It fits pretty well, so I hope it'll seal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,733
Posted By kaa
Yes, but where does the length come into play? I...

Yes, but where does the length come into play? I don't understand the physics of the situation. Plus, if a splice connector like OLC-2 is used, then no dissimilar metal joint is ever formed, so it...
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