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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lt Dan
Very interesting. Does anyone have a picture of...

Very interesting. Does anyone have a picture of these removable pins?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By Lt Dan
Bruceís Custom Covers

When I ordered my canopy cover and cowl plugs from Bruceís Custom Covers, I asked if they could make me a plug for my NACA scoop and they said absolutely no problem. The price was very reasonable and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-05-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By Lt Dan
Odysseys Hate Tenders

Unless you leave the plane sitting for months at a time, I recommend you DO NOT USE a battery tender for a PC680. I try to fly once a week to once every other week and found that my generic battery...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lt Dan
Great info, indeed! I recently had the same...

Great info, indeed!

I recently had the same question as Mickey. Glad I found this thread. I just wanted to update the article/information links above which seem to have stopped working. I believe...
Forum: RV-4 04-25-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By Lt Dan
Iíve noticed a similar issue recently. Where does...

Iíve noticed a similar issue recently. Where does one find the part numbers, etc for the parts you mentioned?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,860
Posted By Lt Dan
Iím interested to know if one of these would fit...

Iím interested to know if one of these would fit in the baggage compartment of an RV-8. Looks highly doubtful since it is considerably narrower. Anyone venture to take a guess?

Sorry I know this is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-17-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Do you have a picture you could possibly share?...

Do you have a picture you could possibly share? It sounds interesting but I'm having trouble visualizing your setup.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-17-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
This site is a gold mine! Thanks for...

This site is a gold mine! Thanks for sharing!



Perfect. Exactly what I needed to know. Thank you!



Thanks for the info!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-14-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
A little off the original topic here, but very...

A little off the original topic here, but very useful and applicable information. While we're on the subject... I'm not a builder. One day I will be, but in the meantime, I plan to learn everything I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-14-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Yes. They tell you to make sure you use adel...

Yes. They tell you to make sure you use adel clamps on the P Mag.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-12-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Excellent ideas. Thanks Dan and Jim for the very...

Excellent ideas. Thanks Dan and Jim for the very detailed posts! I really appreciate it!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-11-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Developments!

We have some developments...

Yesterday I went to go fly and the engine ran extremely rough on the ground. So much so that I turned around and returned to parking. The only time Iíve ever done that...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Lt Dan
With both the 4 and the 8 Iíve owned, the wheel...

With both the 4 and the 8 Iíve owned, the wheel pants were torn up and hunks of fiberglass were ripped out of the bottom from flying in and out of grass strips. In both cases it was before I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By Lt Dan
Can you share what damage was done?

Can you share what damage was done?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Lt Dan
Just got done running some tests. I found it to...

Just got done running some tests. I found it to be 0.0 to 0.1 GPH at both 2500 and 2300. Iíll try to run some more tests at additional power settings and RPMs.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Lt Dan
Question for the Engineers: Why Leaner of Peak at Higher RPM?

In all that I have read on LOP operations, I have never found an answer as to why the onset of roughness seems to occur later (deeper LOP) when you are running at a higher RPM for any given power...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Lt Dan
What did the CHT do?

What did the CHT do?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By Lt Dan
Good to know. And brilliant idea with the Q-tip....

Good to know. And brilliant idea with the Q-tip. I wanted to clean mine but was concerned about allowing debris to fall into the cylinder. A Q-tip should do the trick nicely!

Did you get a chance to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By Lt Dan
Absolutely agreed. I plan to do it very soon....

Absolutely agreed. I plan to do it very soon. Where do you get the O-rings, etc that are necessary? What torque specs do you use and where can I find them?

Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By Lt Dan
Thank you all for the very helpful...

Thank you all for the very helpful responses!

Iíll see if I can get the A at the bottom +/- one hex face by torquing between 40 and 60 in.lbs. If not, I probably wonít worry about it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By Lt Dan
Intake Leak or No?

Got up close and personal with my engine today. Found a crack in the gasket between the fuel servo and the oil pan. Engine is an 04 Lycoming IO-360-M1B stock with Precision Airmotive fuel system....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By Lt Dan
Fuel Injector Cleaning Help

I just got through my first cleaning of my fuel injectors per Lycoming SI 1275C.

I need some clarification regarding the reassembly and installation of the cleaned nozzles. The Lycoming service...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,079
Posted By Lt Dan
Classic Case of Morning Sickness

Iím pretty sure your description is a classic case of ďmorning sickness.Ē I would focus my investigation towards the possibility of a stuck exhaust valve.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-06-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
You're right but the "black box" Stan is...

You're right but the "black box" Stan is referring to is the MUX-8. I don't think I have one of those. Without one of those, the data from the UBG is unobtainable/lost/unusable... (?)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,079
Posted By Lt Dan
Do you have an EGT readout on all four cylinders?...

Do you have an EGT readout on all four cylinders? If so, you can conduct Mike Busch's induction leak test in flight.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-06-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Still wondering if anyone else has conducted an...

Still wondering if anyone else has conducted an induction leak test with whom I can compare data.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-06-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
That is what I thought, too. However, there's no...

That is what I thought, too. However, there's no "Record" Light on the panel, nor is there a Data Recorder Control Switch ("Burst/On/Download") located anywhere on or behind the panel. I even went so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By Lt Dan
Yes. Thats how I check between samples for...

Yes. Thats how I check between samples for previous data, or in this case while Iím anxiously waiting to hear back from them. But they do usually email you when a sample is analyzed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,197
Posted By Lt Dan
Iím definitely not an expert but I have yet to...

Iím definitely not an expert but I have yet to find an answer as to why anyone in a light GA airplane has an autopilot control head on the panel with a G3X. My RV-4 had a G3X with a Garmin two axis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By Lt Dan
Oil Found after Phone Call

Sure enough, after I called them (second phone call) they called me back yesterday and found it. About two months late. They blamed FedEx but this is the second time this has happened to me, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By Lt Dan
Anyone Elseís Oil Analysis Lost in the Mail?

Unfortunately, itís been about two months now and my last oil analysis with Avlab has still not been received.

Anyone else experience such a problem lately?

Iíve been somewhat satisfied with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-31-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
More Data

I was able to run two test profiles today in hopes of gathering more data. I have to gather it all manually, as I have an EI UBG-16 but no recording capability. Long story short, I believe it points...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 66,217
Posted By Lt Dan
Clarification from Odyssey

Thanks for the inputs. I just got clarification directly from Odyssey:

Those above who state to run the battery down to any kind of open circuit voltage are mistaken. Verbatim from Odyssey: “There’s...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 66,217
Posted By Lt Dan
I understand the procedure, but where the...

I understand the procedure, but where the confusion comes in, as quoted, is that Mike S stated to run the battery down to an open circuit voltage of about 10V, while flyingriki stated a that it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 66,217
Posted By Lt Dan
Can anyone clarify the exact specifics of this...

Can anyone clarify the exact specifics of this procedure? Do you run the battery down to a LOADED voltage of about 10 or an UNLOADED / OCV voltage of about 10? There's a big difference here. I've...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Thanks Paul. You guys have all been great. I'm...

Thanks Paul. You guys have all been great.

I'm thinking in terms of what could possibly cause a periodic and almost rhythmic hiccup. Are there moving parts inside the flow divider? I did some...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,890
Posted By Lt Dan
Solved

I got in touch with Electronics International today. Somewhat disappointed, though it is a fairly simple answer and simple fix:

By providing my serial number, they were able to look up and inform me...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Good question regarding the engine data. This...

Good question regarding the engine data. This airplane has Electronics International engine gauges. I’m not a fan at all. The EGT/CHT is provided by the UBG-16. I found a serial port under the panel...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Thanks for the advice. Before I re-timed them...

Thanks for the advice. Before I re-timed them about two weeks ago, I actually found that they were set to about where you described. 1/2 to 1 tooth less advance. Same results.

Impressive GAMI...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Yes, I did. As specíd in the installation manual....

Yes, I did. As specíd in the installation manual. 0į TDC. Timing curve A, jumper installed.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Update - Not the Harness

UPDATE:

Unfortunately, the problem persists! The ignition harness was not the problem. I believe it was contributing to the roughness, however the roughness remains with the harness fixed.

I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,552
Posted By Lt Dan
Helps to have a friend with a good...

Helps to have a friend with a good camera!

https://i.imgur.com/ZYXrSLL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,555
Posted By Lt Dan
All The Time

Both my 4 was and my 8 is equipped for IFR and I use that capability frequently. I am a professional pilot so I am very comfortable doing so. I understand that others may not be.

I very much agree...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Here's an additional update - after seeing those...

Here's an additional update - after seeing those broken clips, I started pulling terminal boots off. Here are some photos of the three that I pulled. Looks like every one of my terminals is bearing a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-03-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
All great advice here. I appreciate it. I just...

All great advice here. I appreciate it.

I just got done setting the timing. It was good, (maybe 3į past TDC) but now it’s perfect. Of note, I used the “crimp and pinch the tube” method (as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,709
Posted By Lt Dan
Lean of Peak Problems with Dual P-Mags

This is the second of two issues I'm having with my P-Mags on my RV-8 with a Lycoming IO-360-M1B. I've been running dual P-Mags ever since I bought the airplane about 150 hours ago. The other issues...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,890
Posted By Lt Dan
EI R-1 Tach Problems with P-Mags

Resurrecting this old thread in hopes that someone can help me diagnose tach issues I am having with my RV-8 running dual P-Mags on an IO-360-M1B.

The tachometer reads 0000 until you run the engine...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,770
Posted By Lt Dan
Anti-seize

Are guys putting anti-seize on BOTH the spark plug threads AND the external threads of the adapters? I have dual P-Mags and I agree, the manual leaves it up to interpretation here.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-15-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Lt Dan
I appreciate the good data! Since the P Mag...

I appreciate the good data!

Since the P Mag installation manual strongly recommends changing any automotive plug after 100 hours, I will go with the standard copper plugs this time. Maybe next...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-14-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Lt Dan
Experience w/Copper vs Iridium Plugs?

I've done a fair bit of searching and pouring through the forum looking for this data but does anyone have actual anecdotal evidence from running standard automotive plugs and then switching to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,830
Posted By Lt Dan
Iím also wondering if anyone has experience with...

Iím also wondering if anyone has experience with this, as Iím looking to install a Garmin heated pitot in my already flying RV-8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,227
Posted By Lt Dan
That was true for me with my 4. Glad I got her...

That was true for me with my 4. Glad I got her back in the right hands. The builder and I still keep in touch from time to time.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,328
Posted By Lt Dan
Nice routine but some of that just sounds so hard...

Nice routine but some of that just sounds so hard on the engine. Is that you Ron? Is that an AEIO- engine? Obviously has inverted fuel and oil and I would assume and aerobatic prop?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 980
Posted By Lt Dan
RV-8 ForeFlight Performance Profile

Does anyone have a detailed performance profile they are using in ForeFlight for an RV-8? Interested to compare numbers. Mine’s an IO-360-M1B three bladed MTV-12 constant speed but interested in...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-16-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Lt Dan
SLC Area RVs?

New to the SLC/Ogden, UT area & just wanted to see if there are any fellow RVers around. I heard there are a bunch up the mountain at Morgan County Airport but haven?t seen them yet or met anyone....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,449
Posted By Lt Dan
Not to hijack this thread, but can you please...

Not to hijack this thread, but can you please expand upon this pitot-static calibration? I am familiar with the method (flying triangles, squares, etc and averaging GS to get TAS and reverse 'ICE-T'...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-09-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By Lt Dan
Seeking Hangar In Tucson

Hi Folks!

I'm in the Air Force and just moved from Texas to Tucson. I called around and the hangar situation around here is akin to $200 a month for a three-sided open faced hangar at KTUS. :mad: ...
Forum: RV-4 06-25-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,367
Posted By Lt Dan
Hi Arlie, I'm about a 2.0 away. KCWC

Hi Arlie,

I'm about a 2.0 away. KCWC
Forum: RV-4 06-24-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,367
Posted By Lt Dan
After some pondering and careful consideration, I...

After some pondering and careful consideration, I think I have a a plan. I ran into a gentleman at the Denton Air Show this weekend who had a marvelously built RV-4 with a really nice canopy that fit...
Forum: RV-4 06-22-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,691
Posted By Lt Dan
John had it pefectly correct. I was able to get...

John had it pefectly correct. I was able to get all that done quite uneventfully because that pin was lodged in place with gunk. Before I put it all together, since I was getting metal shavings out...
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,979
Posted By Lt Dan
Any idea of the weight difference? Just curious,...

Any idea of the weight difference? Just curious, as I'd imagine there was a significant weight reduction.
Forum: RV-4 06-18-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,367
Posted By Lt Dan
Thanks for the advice. I know that welding with...

Thanks for the advice. I know that welding with the canopy 'in-situ' is going to be next to impossible. So is it a viable alternative method to fabricate a new bulkhead and rivet the whole thing onto...
Forum: RV-4 06-16-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,367
Posted By Lt Dan
Apparently nobody really likes building the...

Apparently nobody really likes building the canopy...
Forum: RV-4 06-14-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,416
Posted By Lt Dan
Chris, You're probably already familiar, but in...

Chris,

You're probably already familiar, but in case you haven't come across Axel's fastback RV-4 thread, it's a great resource....
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