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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 848
Posted By Raymo
Only one jig is needed, and they very much speed...

Only one jig is needed, and they very much speed up the process of drilling for the plate nut/nut plate. I built with only the #6 and drilled up the center hole to size for larger screws.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-10-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Raymo
I have a brand new A610 sitting on the shelf I...

I have a brand new A610 sitting on the shelf I bought by accident a couple weeks ago. Make me a fair offer.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By Raymo
+1 for what Larry (lr172) said. Lose the dam. If...

+1 for what Larry (lr172) said. Lose the dam. If temp is still high, increase climb to 115-120 KIAS.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-06-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Raymo
+1 for the new stainless option. The cad plated...

+1 for the new stainless option. The cad plated ones will look like doo-doo in a couple years. I ordered two last month, both were back-ordered. One came in a couple weeks after and still waiting for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Raymo
I have no indicator but would put one in if...

I have no indicator but would put one in if building again. Mine is essentially wired like the Skytech drawing but I have a brass bar between the Master and Starter relays with a #8 wire coming off...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By Raymo
That's the first thing I did after picking up a...

That's the first thing I did after picking up a used kit. You'll need a 90° pneumatic drill to get to some of the rivets inside. I watched a YouTube video on how to do it afterward and they removed a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-27-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Raymo
Also a conduit fan. I used a cotton ball tied to...

Also a conduit fan. I used a cotton ball tied to a string and vacuum cleaner to pull it through, then pull wires with another string for future. I've also used a long piece of metal rod to pull wires...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-26-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By Raymo
Based on a friend's recent search and purchase of...

Based on a friend's recent search and purchase of a -6A, I think your price is about right, depending on build quality and other typical factors. Don't be surprised if you have a lot of interest at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-26-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Raymo
What Carl said. Dual screens will have a primary...

What Carl said. Dual screens will have a primary and backup assigned. If the primary goes offline, the backup becomes primary.

From the Intercom manual:
The audio outputs from all SkyView displays...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,237
Posted By Raymo
If it were easy, it would already be done. Trying...

If it were easy, it would already be done. Trying to force the lead out with the use of invalid/bogus information won't help get it done sooner. :rolleyes: My vehicles need washed on a regular basis...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-21-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Raymo
Robby, I'm not sure what you mean by "double...

Robby,

I'm not sure what you mean by "double size" but I have a panel punch for 2 1/4" and 3 1/8" holes.

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Forum: Fiberglass 04-21-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Raymo
Start by thinning some epoxy resin with Acetone...

Start by thinning some epoxy resin with Acetone and filling the pin holes. Then paint with two part epoxy primer. Once dry, apply heat shielding to protect the cowl from exhaust heat.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Raymo
My AFP pump and filter are mounted on rubber...

My AFP pump and filter are mounted on rubber baffle material to absorb vibrations.
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Raymo
By "Vans strobe", to you mean the AeroLED...

By "Vans strobe", to you mean the AeroLED Nav/Strobe SunTail? If so, you'll just power it directly from the individual nav and strobe switches. The wingtip FlyLED nav lights can also be powered...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,824
Posted By Raymo
Vans allows the next size bolt up but a close...

Vans allows the next size bolt up but a close tolerance bolt was all I needed to tighten things up. I asked about drilling another hole; to paraphrase, they said: nope
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Raymo
You can use the 42 in your -9. I have them in my...

You can use the 42 in your -9. I have them in my -7A and they've been fine for nearly 350 hours. Give Dynon a call and confirm, though.
Forum: ADS-B 04-15-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Raymo
No need for a "performance test" like the one for...

No need for a "performance test" like the one for getting the rebate. As long as you are in radar range, the PAPR should be available via the request site mentioned above.
Forum: ADS-B 04-14-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Raymo
What odens_14 said. The FAA recommends you run a...

What odens_14 said. The FAA recommends you run a report on a regular basis to ensure you remain in compliance.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Raymo
It cannot. The FlyLED tail light/strobe doesn't...

It cannot. The FlyLED tail light/strobe doesn't have separate wires for the nav/strobe functionality. It provides 30% power for NAV and 100% bursts for strobe. As the instructions state, do not hook...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-14-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Raymo
Likely to ensure there is shank plenty to spare....

Likely to ensure there is shank plenty to spare. You don't want the threaded portion to handle any shear load.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By Raymo
Another option: see my video of a vertical sump...

Another option: see my video of a vertical sump converted to horizontal intake via a 90° elbow. Not sure if it would work with a shorter lower cowl. Don, at AFP, has the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-13-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,599
Posted By Raymo
Bob Nuckolls and the Aero-Electric wiring guide...

Bob Nuckolls and the Aero-Electric wiring guide disagree.

"CONNECTORS and CONNECTIONS: As the various
wires wend their ways about your airplane, they have to start
and stop somewhere and somehow....
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,988
Posted By Raymo
I see my fair share of poor workmanship, as well,...

I see my fair share of poor workmanship, as well, but wouldn't say the RV world is worse than the type certified.

That said, one RV-8 I did a CI on last year had 3 out of 4 jam nuts on the elevator...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,377
Posted By Raymo
I did the 24/24 fwd and aft of the firewall. Lots...

I did the 24/24 fwd and aft of the firewall. Lots of tabs available inside but I also doubled up on several. Nothing connected to the fwd tabs but they are there if needed for future.

Off topic: My...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-12-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Raymo
Many opt for P-Mags (114 model) because they...

Many opt for P-Mags (114 model) because they generate their own power above ~800 RPM. Sounds like a great option for other systems that require power to operate 100% of the time.
Forum: Reviews 04-12-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By Raymo
Engine Bridge P-Mag controller

I purchased one of these last year when they first came out and had a lower intro price. Finally installed last week and flew once. It's great to see the information from each P-Mag and be able to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-12-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,599
Posted By Raymo
A female D-Sub pin could be smashed flat, if it...

A female D-Sub pin could be smashed flat, if it works better. Either that or solder the wire ends prior to insertion.
Forum: Autopilots 04-12-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Raymo
As @vlittle said, no CAN bus in the Dynon system....

As @vlittle said, no CAN bus in the Dynon system. Feel free to use existing wires.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By Raymo
As you were thinking, first to peak is the...

As you were thinking, first to peak is the leanest; last to peak is richest. It is important to lean very slowly and smoothly to get consistent numbers. You should also consider doing the check at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Raymo
The least expensive option at the moment for GPS...

The least expensive option at the moment for GPS is the Garmin GPS-175. Remember, the databases are part of what makes it legal for IFR, not just the GPS part. TSO compliance is costly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Raymo
Slick recommends IRAN on their mags every 500...

Slick recommends IRAN on their mags every 500 hrs. Consider swapping the impulse mag for an electronic ignition and having the other OH'd. The boost pump should not flood the engine; something else...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Raymo
My 7A is just under 1100 lbs but not yet painted...

My 7A is just under 1100 lbs but not yet painted or IFR equipped. I imagine range of empty weight is also related to equipage.

The new nose gear is far more robust but also requires the Lycoming...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Raymo
It can be repaired. Mine went out with around 300...

It can be repaired. Mine went out with around 300 hours. Replaced with new under warranty but I opted to go with a B&C instead and sold the new one they sent me.
Forum: Tools 03-01-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Raymo
Keep in mind that the standard plug hole contains...

Keep in mind that the standard plug hole contains a heli-coil. I attempted using the ATS chaser without luck and had to replace the heli-coil.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By Raymo
This is a new addition to the plans since I built...

This is a new addition to the plans since I built in 2015-2017 that I will be incorporating prior to paint. My cowls is very difficult to remove (3 blade Catto).

I also purchased some neoprene knee...
Forum: GPS 02-23-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By Raymo
Check the Dynon forum for help on the...

Check the Dynon forum for help on the connectivity and settings.
Forum: Tools 02-23-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,108
Posted By Raymo
HD?

Most don't (and shouldn't) consider a max resolution of 640x480 anywhere near HD.

I have the same scope (second one) and you have to be very gentle with the articulating head. It takes decent...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Raymo
Thanks for the link. Definitely a probe...

Thanks for the link. Definitely a probe connection issue, as mentioned above. GAMI spread is pretty good with #2 trending leaner.

Time: 00:14:28-00:14:54
EGT2 peaked at 12.2
EGT3 peaked at 12
EGT1...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Raymo
Sounds like #3 is running too lean. Can you...

Sounds like #3 is running too lean. Can you upload the data to Savvy and share a link?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-23-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By Raymo
I think the Lycoming EIS is a rebranded SureFly.

I think the Lycoming EIS is a rebranded SureFly.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By Raymo
All the combos Button 1: Hold to shut down or...

All the combos

Button 1: Hold to shut down or hold to turn on Skyview
Buttons 1,2,5: Press all together to reboot Skyview
Buttons 2,7: Press together for Screenshot
Buttons 7,8: Hold to enter setup...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-19-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Raymo
I'm with Bill Rippucci on spark plugs. Just use...

I'm with Bill Rippucci on spark plugs. Just use the BR8ES and replace them every 100 hours/annual. You'll find that reinstalling a plug in the adapter (if you have adapters) is very difficult after...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,428
Posted By Raymo
If you go with one or two P-Mags later on, the...

If you go with one or two P-Mags later on, the same switch(es) will work. The work on the same concept; grounding the p-lead or grounding a certain wire on the P-Mag to tell it not to fire the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,411
Posted By Raymo
The screen must also be cleaned, which is the...

The screen must also be cleaned, which is the only reason I clean mine. The inside is always pristine but the outside gets dirty. Less air through the screen means reduced FF.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By Raymo
This link will take you to a PDF for Lycoming...

This link will take you to a PDF for Lycoming engines...
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Raymo
Dynon recommends Avidyne, which is what I will be...

Dynon recommends Avidyne, which is what I will be installing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Raymo
I use Don George in Orlando, FL for all my engine...

I use Don George in Orlando, FL for all my engine work but there is likely someone closer to you.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Raymo
Also check that your mag timing is not advanced...

Also check that your mag timing is not advanced vs MFG spec.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,427
Posted By Raymo
My hangar mate installed the 22 in his MX2 for...

My hangar mate installed the 22 in his MX2 for aerobatics. Apparently the 11 is not designed for that purpose (his words).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By Raymo
My hangar neighbor has a forward facing sump with...

My hangar neighbor has a forward facing sump with the drain on the left front of the sump, which required pulling the cowling. I cut a small door in the lower cowl under the sump drain with a hinge...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Raymo
Garmin recommends the location specified by...

Garmin recommends the location specified by others for RVs. Type certified planes (e.g. Piper), they want it in a wing due to all the ferrous metal in the fuselage.
Forum: GPS 02-12-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Raymo
You'll also need the Garmin ARINC 429 box for...

You'll also need the Garmin ARINC 429 box for communication between the 175/355/375 and other components. Not sure of AP compatibility but it should also work. When you purchase the 175, it will come...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By Raymo
Be sure to get an EarthX approved charger and...

Be sure to get an EarthX approved charger and you'll be quite happy with the weight savings. You could have stepped down to the 680 or 680C and been just as happy with the cranking power.

If mounted...
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Raymo
Share the link to the flights and you'll get much...

Share the link to the flights and you'll get much better feedback. I agree with @lr172 to look / test for an induction leak but cleaning the injectors on those two would also be in order. If neither...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By Raymo
The Peterson STCs (one airframe, one engine) I...

The Peterson STCs (one airframe, one engine) I applied to my Cherokee 140 (O-320-E2D) stated the primary concern with MoGas is vapor lock, which could be dealt with by turning on the boost pump.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,679
Posted By Raymo
Mine is mounted in the same location as the OP's...

Mine is mounted in the same location as the OP's photo and working well for 4+ years. Thanks to Tom (aka Hozer) for excellent lines and installation advise.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,363
Posted By Raymo
+1 for Blackstone -1 for USPS

+1 for Blackstone
-1 for USPS
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By Raymo
There is no need to run Iridium plugs. Most are...

There is no need to run Iridium plugs. Most are using NGK BR8ES (3XXX) and changing them every 100 hrs / annual for about $2.50 ea.

Another reason for replacing every 100 hrs / annual is that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,940
Posted By Raymo
+1 for installing on a cover. Yes, a doubler will...

+1 for installing on a cover. Yes, a doubler will be needed to stiffen the plate. The method for installing in the photo above is more robust, assuming you are still building the wings.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By Raymo
I've read on this forum that the O-320 uses a...

I've read on this forum that the O-320 uses a longer engine mount for CG purposes due to the lighter engine.
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-25-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Raymo
Shielded 22g Tefzel is fine (MIL-C-27500) for the...

Shielded 22g Tefzel is fine (MIL-C-27500) for the HSDB. Yes, follow the Garmin spec and ground both ends of the shield (same for CAN bus).
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Raymo
Mine is mounted on the OB inspection panel....

Mine is mounted on the OB inspection panel. Figured if I messed up, I could just replace the panel.
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,398
Posted By Raymo
70% is apparently not be enough power to move it...

70% is apparently not be enough power to move it in flight. My Dynon pitch trim control is set to 50% and works well above 100 KIAS to slow the trim movement.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Raymo
Try adding some Permatex #2 on both sides of the...

Try adding some Permatex #2 on both sides of the gasket but first make sure the cover plate isn't warped.
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