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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By 00Dan
I simply cut a finger of spare .032 aluminum...

I simply cut a finger of spare .032 aluminum (approximately 4x3/4Ē) and riveted it in place along the gear leg centerline of the leg fairing. I cut out the area where the fiberglass finger would be....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By 00Dan
I have and am still working through step one....

I have and am still working through step one. Step two is addressed by my existing rudder trim. Thatís why Iím trying to determine which wing qualifies as the heavy wing, to try and narrow down my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By 00Dan
Yes. I have a rudder trim tab attached to a...

Yes. I have a rudder trim tab attached to a servo; I adjust it to keep the ball centered feet on the floor before testing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By 00Dan
Valve lift specifications

Iím interested in checking my valve train to see if itís opening sufficiently for the engine to make rated power. I really donít want to pull a cylinder at this time and Iíve previously read about...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By 00Dan
A heavy wing conundrum

My RV-4 has a heavy wing. The problem is, I’m not sure which it is. In level flight, the ailerons deflect themselves slightly, with the right deflected up and the left down. If I release the stick,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-27-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,710
Posted By 00Dan
Theoretically you may gain a little power back by...

Theoretically you may gain a little power back by eliminating a source of accessory loss. I wonder if anyone has ever measured that on a dynoÖ
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By 00Dan
Excellent point. I had considered that if I split...

Excellent point. I had considered that if I split the case I could preemptively replace the cam and lifters anyway, but admittedly I am not well versed on how corrosion will affect the other...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By 00Dan
The engine had a full teardown in 2017 with...

The engine had a full teardown in 2017 with reassembly in 2018. I think itís reasonable to consider that the start point for the clock rather than 2009. Not to say the 2 years since removed is good...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By 00Dan
Thatís how Iím approaching it at this point, at...

Thatís how Iím approaching it at this point, at least pending further information.



Sent you an email.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By 00Dan
That was helpful. My top level interpretation...

That was helpful. My top level interpretation after skimming that tells me that the big question on this engine will be did the prop actually hit. If not, it sounds like I would primarily be looking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By 00Dan
What's involved with a DIY IRAN?

BLUF: What am I getting myself into tackling an IRAN on a salvage motor?

I touched on this in my thread on planning for engine work but I feel this deserves its own thread. I'm looking very closely...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By 00Dan
A follow up question after doing some testing:...

A follow up question after doing some testing: would a misalignment or excessive tire gap be responsible for a significant speed loss? My cruise speed has dropped 5-6 knots with the pressure recovery...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By 00Dan
So he’s saying no prop strike occurred thus the...

So he’s saying no prop strike occurred thus the AD was not applicable? The verbiage used by whoever wrote the log entry is very strange if that’s the case, particularly the words “after prop strike.”
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 00Dan
Is there any equivalent for old Pipers? My...

Is there any equivalent for old Pipers? My conical engine mount unfortunately rules out any Lycoming model off a Cessna. My quick search on this points me towards most of the old A and B model 320s...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,077
Posted By 00Dan
What did you find in the filter pleats? Oil...

What did you find in the filter pleats? Oil analysis is complementary to actually cutting the filter and shouldnít be used in isolation.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 00Dan
I spoke to a salvage operator who has a narrow...

I spoke to a salvage operator who has a narrow deck 320 that was overhauled in 2009, IRANíd in 2018 after sitting, then finally removed in 2019 after a forced landing. They claim no prop strike, but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 00Dan
I like this option from a logistical standpoint...

I like this option from a logistical standpoint as the next best thing to swapping. I am a bit concerned about how many runs are on the current crank and case, though. Despite not having the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 00Dan
A consideration I had in favor of option 3...

A consideration I had in favor of option 3 (swapping engines) is down time. Global supply chains are pretty fouled up at the moment and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. This combined...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 00Dan
I performed this SB earlier this year and the...

I performed this SB earlier this year and the crank bore was clean, so at least that part of the crank is okay.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 00Dan
This does make me think of a potential variation...

This does make me think of a potential variation to option 3: buy a core and overhaul it while my current engine is still flying, then swap the two. This would certainly minimize downtime but cost...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 00Dan
Prior planning for engine work

I am sorely tempted to pull the jugs on my O-320-A3A and replace my 7.0:1 pistons with 8.5:1, along with the heavy wrist pins of course. My research and prior posts here have made me comfortable with...
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,126
Posted By 00Dan
If you search my posts youíll see Iíve inquired...

If you search my posts youíll see Iíve inquired about that exact topic. My hang up is only that my motor has 1900 hours on the bottom and was last overhauled in 1978. I just gotta get to where I can...
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,126
Posted By 00Dan
Finally got my fairings done and did some initial...

Finally got my fairings done and did some initial testing. It was hot today so at 7250í PA (about 8800í DA) I trued at 181 MPH (157 kts) at 2600 RPM (I couldnít spin it any faster). This was at just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By 00Dan
In general, the thermocouples should be...

In general, the thermocouples should be compatible with both systems IF both systems use the same type (type J or type K). Some vendors mix and match, with EGT and CHT being different. To further...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By 00Dan
Some wheel pants questions

Iíve been working on PR wheel pants for my -4 and have a couple questions.

Is there a tolerance for the alignment? Even with following the instructions for building up the bracket attach area both...
Forum: RV-4 08-27-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 276,319
Posted By 00Dan
It’s something I’ve considered as a stop-gap...

It’s something I’ve considered as a stop-gap until I’m ready to tackle the panel as a full project. Cutting out the top row of 3” instruments gives room for two G5s or two GRT Minis side-by-side....
Forum: RV-4 08-27-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 276,319
Posted By 00Dan
Hereís the panel on the -4 I bought last year....

Hereís the panel on the -4 I bought last year. The late 80ís vintage definitely shows. I added the JPI and the empty tray used to be a Narco Comm that had the tuning gear break. Iíve been...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By 00Dan
Thatís pretty nasty looking. Itís good to have...

Thatís pretty nasty looking. Itís good to have the picture reference, I clearly got the two types mixed up on my initial post.

You mentioned that treatment after removing the corrosion was a...
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By 00Dan
Itís my understanding that most parts use the...

Itís my understanding that most parts use the standard torque for the bolt size and loading (shear or tension).
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By 00Dan
Good information. Iím working with an A&P on this...

Good information. Iím working with an A&P on this since Iím not the builder. I had read on here that many people check the spar bolt torques every year which prompted my question.
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By 00Dan
Checking torques at CI

When checking bolt torques during a condition inspection, do you check all or just certain critical points?

On the spar for example, do you check all the little bolts along the length or just the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By 00Dan
A tangential question relating to treatment:...

A tangential question relating to treatment: since Iím tackling just small spots on the underside of the wing (i.e. not seen), does anyone have experience with rattle can touch ups? The original...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,818
Posted By 00Dan
For the 10-3678-32 model MA4SPA they make a...

For the 10-3678-32 model MA4SPA they make a different nozzle PN (47-862) that I found helps. They made it for Carbon Cubs running Titan engines but it worked well on my 320. My average GAMI spread...
Forum: COMM 08-20-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By 00Dan
Precipitation static? Does your plane have...

Precipitation static? Does your plane have static wicks?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By 00Dan
My plane originally had the bent tube style...

My plane originally had the bent tube style pitot. When I removed it and installed a normal AN style pitot mast, I found my OAT sensor dropped right in that hole. Itís given me no issues with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By 00Dan
Well thatís quite the range of options, from...

Well thatís quite the range of options, from replace the part to it should clean up. After reading the responses here I believe I may have misidentified filiform as intergranular.

Iíll gather the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By 00Dan
Hereís an example picture in case I misidentified.

Hereís an example picture in case I misidentified.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By 00Dan
Removing corrosion

I detected some intergranular corrosion on some of the rivets and along the seam on the underside of my flaps recently. A hangar neighbor has a rivet blaster he bought to address a similar situation...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,968
Posted By 00Dan
John Deakinís articles mentioned something...

John Deakinís articles mentioned something similar - I think he used 9000í PA as the point for NA engines that if you wanted to lean for best power (approximately 80* ROP) you canít hurt anything...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By 00Dan
To my knowledge no one has yet figured out how to...

To my knowledge no one has yet figured out how to externally seal a fuel tank that lasts long term. Luckily for you this area will be easy to access. Since the RV-4 doesnít have Z brackets go ahead...
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By 00Dan
I had a similar issue, and it ended up that the...

I had a similar issue, and it ended up that the primary culprit was one of my exhaust pipes vibrating it’s way into physical contact with part of my engine mount. It was only about 10 hours worth...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,320
Posted By 00Dan
With a 50 foot wide runway if he’s not on the...

With a 50 foot wide runway if he’s not on the pavement I fail to see where the conflict occurs. You stay on the runway and he stays on the grass; seems pretty straightforward to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By 00Dan
That seems pretty hot given the relatively low...

That seems pretty hot given the relatively low ambient temperatures you quote.

I use 200 degrees for my oil temperature alarm, the hottest Iíve seen so far is about 190 on a 95 degree day.
Forum: Safety 07-09-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,874
Posted By 00Dan
I am, see post #4 of this thread.

I am, see post #4 of this thread.
Forum: RV-4 07-05-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By 00Dan
That sounds like a great solution! On a...

That sounds like a great solution!

On a different matter, Iíve been thinking hard about that longeron since Vanís is closed today and wonít see my email until tomorrow. In general terms, if a...
Forum: RV-4 07-05-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By 00Dan
That all makes sense. I suspect Iíll take the...

That all makes sense. I suspect Iíll take the current paint off before fill for weight and adhesion. The RTV trimming is not what I had envisioned (I was thinking of somehow patching the gap);...
Forum: RV-4 07-04-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By 00Dan
So basically using micro in place of bondo on...

So basically using micro in place of bondo on what is ultimately a shallow dent. That makes sense. Iíve not used epoxy on aluminum before, is using a scotchbrite pad to remove the existing paint and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By 00Dan
You didnít specify if you have a wide or narrow...

You didnít specify if you have a wide or narrow deck engine. If wide, as Duff said, send it. If narrow deck, hereís my thread from May asking a similar question....
Forum: RV-4 07-04-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By 00Dan
Some structural restoration/repair questions

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans, and happy Sunday to everyone else. Iíve been brainstorming about a couple items on my -4 and wanted to solicit some input. Pictures are attached and in...
Forum: Safety 06-30-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,874
Posted By 00Dan
Energy is always an interesting topic that is...

Energy is always an interesting topic that is probably not taught well to most private pilots; instead, focus is spent on airspeed and pitch attitude, both of which are acceptable analogues for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,758
Posted By 00Dan
Does the EGT indicate a plug not firing? If not,...

Does the EGT indicate a plug not firing?

If not, is the engine running smooth despite the large RPM drop?
Forum: Propellers 06-25-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By 00Dan
The old balance weights are almost certainly...

The old balance weights are almost certainly throwing it out of balance. Remove those and go fly first to establish a baseline.
Forum: RV-4 06-24-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By 00Dan
That would make sense, but Iím not as smart (or...

That would make sense, but Iím not as smart (or skilled) as you!

I was able to get the old U-403s off finally by putting a MAP gas torch to it and turn using a tie rod fork in the rivet gun to knock...
Forum: RV-4 06-24-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By 00Dan
Iíve passed the point of no return on attempting...

Iíve passed the point of no return on attempting to reuse the old brackets; the flange started to deform while the sleeve stayed put. For the reasons you stated, grinding it off is a last resort. The...
Forum: RV-4 06-23-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By 00Dan
Follow up question: I got the new parts in and...

Follow up question: I got the new parts in and the old flanges are positively seized on. Both Kroil and attacking it with a torch had no effect. Any suggestions for removal? I donít need to reuse...
Forum: Propellers 06-20-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By 00Dan
Nail polish would certainly be the easiest...

Nail polish would certainly be the easiest solution. The majority of the time this prop will be a wall hanger but it is my spare and of course, if on the airplane the bolt holes will not be directly...
Forum: Propellers 06-18-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By 00Dan
Sealing bolt holes on a wood prop

I recently bored the bolt holes on my old spare Great American prop so I could use my 7/16Ē extension (the prop was previously 3/8Ē). What should I use to seal the inside of the bolt holes? Iíve...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,366
Posted By 00Dan
The oil may not get up to temperature, so any...

The oil may not get up to temperature, so any water content still remains, meaning corrosive byproducts just get splashed up on the internals again. In addition to that, you have a plane running on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,366
Posted By 00Dan
Unfortunately reality dictates youíre more likely...

Unfortunately reality dictates youíre more likely to find a plane that had 300 hours put on it in the first few years and then little if any activity. One thing that Iíve have personally seen at the...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By 00Dan
In that case seems I have some parts to order....

In that case seems I have some parts to order. The builder of my plane drilled the original flange on the opposite side, I imagine Iíll be able to play with the axle spacers to make it all work.
Forum: RV-4 06-16-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By 00Dan
Brake Flange Bolt Pattern

I ran into a snag fitting my new wheel pants today. When I went to install the U-810 fairing bracket I discovered the bolt pattern on the 80’s vintage U-403 brake flange are different. I’ve attached...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By 00Dan
I don’t have a picture right now but the hole in...

I don’t have a picture right now but the hole in question already has a partially set rivet in it, per the plans. To clarify, I’m wondering if just using resin or flox to fill the rest of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-14-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By 00Dan
I got some answers from the Mothership on items...

I got some answers from the Mothership on items two and three today, for anyone reading this thread in the future.

The hinge is riveted in place and then the trailing edge is trimmed. The plans for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By 00Dan
Gear leg fairing questions.

Iím retrofitting the fiberglass leg fairings on my -4 and have some questions about the plans. Section 10 along with drawing C3 for those following at home; I believe this part is the same for all...
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