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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-24-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By dpansier
My understanding is Gulfstream, which has a large...

My understanding is Gulfstream, which has a large facility in Appleton WI, was instrumental in having this clause added to the law.
Prior to this change, Gulfstream had to add on 5.5% sales tax on...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-23-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By dpansier
From the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue but I would...

From the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue but I would confirm at the phone number below.

(b) Section 77.54(5) (a) 2, Stats., provides an exemption for sales of aircraft to persons who are not residents of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By dpansier
Could this be the photo?

Could this be the photo?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-18-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By dpansier
Sold to Keith, I will PM my info

Sold to Keith, I will PM my info
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-18-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By dpansier
Tempest AA48110-2 Oil Filters

2ea Tempest AA48110-2 Oil Filters, surplus to my needs.
Sealed in factory wrappings.
$55. and I will provide shipping in USA.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By dpansier
Replacing an exhaust stud may not be the best...

Replacing an exhaust stud may not be the best application for this method but extended length Allen socket screws are widely used in the industrial machine industry and have performed well for years....
Forum: COMM 04-29-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By dpansier
I agree, depending on where the mike / phone...

I agree, depending on where the mike / phone jacks are mounted, someone unfamiliar with aircraft can bump or kick the mike / phone plugs causing the jack to make contact with the panel.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By dpansier
A simple method to accomplish your goal is to use...

A simple method to accomplish your goal is to use a reed switch.
Wrap several turns of the wire going to the device around the reed switch body, as the current flows it will produce a magnetic field...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,628
Posted By dpansier
Regardless of the Nav antenna selection, internal...

Regardless of the Nav antenna selection, internal or external, I suggest recording an antenna reception polar plot.
This exercise will identify weak reception directions and can be accomplished by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,420
Posted By dpansier
Your friend is correct, I purchased one and bench...

Your friend is correct, I purchased one and bench tested it, breaks the squelch and totally wipes out my VHF receiver within 8 feet.

Strobe is very bright, just needs a bit of RFI suppression.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By dpansier
A Lexan guard attached to the bottom of the...

A Lexan guard attached to the bottom of the battery box with Aluminum angle and nut plates can provide protection, form the guard to cover both contractors and exposed connections.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,926
Posted By dpansier
This depicts what Bill is referencing with the...

This depicts what Bill is referencing with the syringe.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By dpansier
I changed my leaking tank drain last week with a...

I changed my leaking tank drain last week with a full tank.
Applied sealant to a new spare drain valve, sealed the tank vent with duck tape and quickly replaced the valve.
Lost about 1 - 2 oz of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,573
Posted By dpansier
Many Manufacturers have a guide on how to...

Many Manufacturers have a guide on how to identify the genuine and the counterfeit, for example, Denso provides this spark plug...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-14-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,305
Posted By dpansier
Search counterfeit coaxial cable, the number of...

Search counterfeit coaxial cable, the number of hits that come up indicates this is a wide spread problem.
I suggest buying RG-400 from a reputable dealer such as Stein.
Use good construction...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By dpansier
Looks like they do the wiring in a rough area

Looks like they do the wiring in a rough area
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,209
Posted By dpansier
You may find a photo the aircraft you are looking...

You may find a photo the aircraft you are looking for by using the Internet Archive WayBack Machine.
It has Vanís website captures from 1999 to the present including the accessory catalog.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By dpansier
That gear box was used on riding lawnmowers back...

That gear box was used on riding lawnmowers back in the 60ís and 70ís, spent many hours looking down at one as I was growing up.:)
If I recall correctly, the gear box did not have a port for oil,...
Forum: RV-4 03-02-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By dpansier
I have used a Ram iPad mount for years and it...

I have used a Ram iPad mount for years and it worked well, what I did not like is the protective case must be removed from the iPad each time it was placed in the mount.
When the new iPad mini 6th...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,847
Posted By dpansier
Very nice video Herman, love the scenery. Was...

Very nice video Herman, love the scenery.

Was that Whiskey or Brandy? :D
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By dpansier
Aircraft Spruce Part# 11-17916 is the Xcruze 100...

Aircraft Spruce Part# 11-17916 is the Xcruze 100 Autopilot Computer - 2" Round, @ $956.00 (search the part number and it will come up)

If you are interested, I have one that I'm not going to use,...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,402
Posted By dpansier
I recall a post on VAF from someone involved with...

I recall a post on VAF from someone involved with the satellite testing reporting they can receive adequate mode S signals from the lower mounted antennas but I can not locate it at this time. (Was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,989
Posted By dpansier
Interesting read on...

Interesting read on N6644

https://planecrashmap.com/plane/ok/N6644/
Forum: COMM 02-10-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 822
Posted By dpansier
The disadvantage of the Mini-Circuits device or...

The disadvantage of the Mini-Circuits device or similar devices is the 3dB+ signal loss thru the device. Anytime a large heat sink is mounted on a passive device is a dead give away that something is...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By dpansier
From the PMag installation manual, "install the...

From the PMag installation manual, "install the adapters with the supplied gasket on the spark plugs finger tight, then insert the combined assembly (plug with adapter) in the engine and tighten to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By dpansier
I have used Dowel Pins in custom size, low speed...

I have used Dowel Pins in custom size, low speed applications, McMaster has a wide selection.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,595
Posted By dpansier
The strakes came factory installed on the Cessna...

The strakes came factory installed on the Cessna T303, would not take much effort to reproduce a set by tracing a paper template.
Bend a 90 on a piece of Aluminum and stretch the small edge to form...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-09-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,849
Posted By dpansier
If you are to the point of desperation, suggest...

If you are to the point of desperation, suggest checking the marine industry.
Simular shunts are used in fishing boats and should be available locally in Vancouver.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,313
Posted By dpansier
Photo of AFP divider

Photo of AFP divider
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,391
Posted By dpansier
PSM-6, carried one for uncle Sam and it worked...

PSM-6, carried one for uncle Sam and it worked flawlessly.:)
Forum: Safety 11-22-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By dpansier
Hereís a low cost starting point: Pick up an old...

Hereís a low cost starting point:
Pick up an old 35mm slide projector, color one half of the 35mm slide Red and leave the other half clear.
Prop the projector up at 3 to 4 degrees shining out on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,620
Posted By dpansier
When I flew 135 several years ago we would carry...

When I flew 135 several years ago we would carry a pump up garden sprayer with deice fluid, a gallon would go a long way and it was effective.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,997
Posted By dpansier
I paid 125 for a 2nd class several months ago.

I paid 125 for a 2nd class several months ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,927
Posted By dpansier
Very clever Heinrich, nice clean...

Very clever Heinrich, nice clean installation.

Interesting, I can see some real advantages for variable swashplate compressors, for example, soft starting a RV (Camping) type air conditioner.The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By dpansier
Double nut or cut a screwdriver slot in the end...

Double nut or cut a screwdriver slot in the end with a Dremel tool, both work well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,951
Posted By dpansier
By request I collected the data on a purge only,...

By request I collected the data on a purge only, shown on the left side of the chart, the purge was about 8 minutes while I wiped down the plane after flight.

The right side of the chart depicts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,211
Posted By dpansier
I understand K & P Engineering is the manufacture...

I understand K & P Engineering is the manufacture of the Challenger Oil Filter, K & P has no mention of changing the filter element and states the quad ring (Seal Gasket) can be used for several...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,951
Posted By dpansier
I returned from a flight today and purged for 8...

I returned from a flight today and purged for 8 minutes with no dry air flow, will the purge alone provide a benefit? Field conditions at the time of the purge was Temp 56, Dew Point 45, Humidity...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,951
Posted By dpansier
I have been running the low RH air for 4 hours...

I have been running the low RH air for 4 hours after the purge to minimize the moisture, it may be overkill but after reading this SAE technical paper I though I would continue till I capture...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,951
Posted By dpansier
Thanks for the comments, I plan to continue...

Thanks for the comments, I plan to continue collecting data and will add to this thread in the future.

Jeff requested data on the humidity level without introducing dry air but I see John has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,951
Posted By dpansier
Engine Dryer Data Collection

My home constructed open loop engine dryer has been in use for over 1 year and I assume it provides a benefit but without the data, Iím just guessing.

The purpose of the test is to determine the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,707
Posted By dpansier
From the "Way Back Machine"

From the "Way Back Machine"
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 748
Posted By dpansier
Backup Battery

With the recent discussion about backup batteries, here's an out of the box thought, I have a number of Milwaukee M12 battery tools and continue to be amazed at the battery standby life. Some of the...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,280
Posted By dpansier
The apparatus behind the jack pads is a lathe...

The apparatus behind the jack pads is a lathe headstock spindle support, this is mounted to a lathe spindle, opposite the lathe chuck. An example of use would be re-chambering a rifle barrel. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,814
Posted By dpansier
My first attempt at a cowl bump fabricated from...

My first attempt at a cowl bump fabricated from Aluminum. Iím sure improvements can be made and will consider it a work in progress.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,543
Posted By dpansier
I used this method from the start, credit to Mike...

I used this method from the start, credit to Mike Bullock RV7 builder.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,828
Posted By dpansier
Yes I agree this is the holding current, I could...

Yes I agree this is the holding current, I could haul out the O Scope with the current probe and get the peak but it is not worth the hassle. <G>
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,828
Posted By dpansier
Contactor current draw

The starter contactor draws 3.5 Amps and the Battery contactor 720 milliamps, both measured on my aircraft.
Forum: COMM 10-07-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,659
Posted By dpansier
It is likely intermodulation caused by two or...

It is likely intermodulation caused by two or more radio signals, shows up at the sum and difference of the mixing frequencies. Difficult to track down and not much can be done about it as the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,814
Posted By dpansier
Steve, What would you consider to be a optimum...

Steve, What would you consider to be a optimum radius in this firewall application?
Thanks
Forum: Painting your RV 10-03-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,674
Posted By dpansier
Grex was exhibiting this year at Oshkosh so I...

Grex was exhibiting this year at Oshkosh so I stopped by on Monday to take a look at the airbrush they were offering, spent about 20 minutes talking with the rep and demoíd the MF.TS Micro Spray Gun...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By dpansier
I source the cabin heater air in front of #1 with...

I source the cabin heater air in front of #1 with a 1.5Ē dia tube.
Two muffs in series, flown down to 0 F OAT with adequate cabin temps.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-25-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,307
Posted By dpansier
Field Current

Data point from my early model Plane Power 60 amp alternator,

Resting field current is 2.21 amps @ 12.6 volts, nearly 28 watts and it does get warm to the touch after 20 minutes or so.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By dpansier
Appears to be a Weldon pump, Iíve seen them on...

Appears to be a Weldon pump, Iíve seen them on Twin Cessna and Beechcraft, not sure about the suitability but they are $$$.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,921
Posted By dpansier
Have you completed your testing with another base...

Have you completed your testing with another base station or aircraft? Could be a problem with your base station.
Forum: COMM 09-03-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By dpansier
It would be interesting to locate the RFI source,...

It would be interesting to locate the RFI source, does the hangar have multiple breakers on the electrical panel? If so, turn them off one by one to narrow down the area.
Use the handheld radio as a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By dpansier
McMaster-Carr has the replacement hinge pin, P/N...

McMaster-Carr has the replacement hinge pin, P/N 98381A422.
.062Ē dia x .750Ē long, 4140 Alloy Steel Pin

I tried .062 dia SS welding rod but it is not as tough as a 4140 dowel pin.
Forum: COMM 08-22-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,471
Posted By dpansier
Test the radio connected to a 12 volt car...

Test the radio connected to a 12 volt car battery, if the radio performs well, the power supply is undersized.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,364
Posted By dpansier
A solar powered marine ventilator along with a 90...

A solar powered marine ventilator along with a 90 degree elbow fab'd to fit the front cowl inlet would speed up the cool down. They move 700 to 900 cu. ft./ hour of air so a typical engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,613
Posted By dpansier
I used the email provided in the EAA article with...

I used the email provided in the EAA article with the requested info, copy below.

"Under the new LODA system, applicants can send an email to 9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov with their name, address, email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,613
Posted By dpansier
I emailed the LODA request Thursday evening and...

I emailed the LODA request Thursday evening and received the completed LODA back today from the Milwaukee FSDO, I expected it to be several months before I would see the official LODA, thanks to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 23,045
Posted By dpansier
The Body Shops that fix the new Ford pickups are...

The Body Shops that fix the new Ford pickups are very good with Aluminum and may have some ideas.
Forum: Autopilots 04-10-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By dpansier
Thanks Andrew, I will check items you mentioned.

Thanks Andrew, I will check items you mentioned.
Forum: Autopilots 04-09-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By dpansier
Trutrak autopilot problem

My Trutrak autopilot roll servo has gone into the stick shaker mode, I didnít know this was an option.

Anyone have any ideas on what would cause this?
Video of the servo here: ...
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