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Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By swisseagle
Support from Garmin got silent ...

Dear Kyle

I'm nearly in the same boat ... but my plane is 5 years old. since the latest software update, it does not accept the Jeppesen charts anymore.

Garmin is giving a poor support again. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2021, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By swisseagle
Been there, done that ... until my builder...

Been there, done that ... until my builder supporter pointed his finger onto.

I measured then the resistance, increased the square size of the wire and made an additional one, so that the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-24-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By swisseagle
Hello Niko I recommend the builder I support, to...

Hello Niko

I recommend the builder I support, to buy one or two ribs more, place them in the center of the aileron, only riveted to the spar is already enough. It prevents bulging the skin, by...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,813
Posted By swisseagle
Also think about the 300 series from...

Also think about the 300 series from WhirlWind.

https://www.whirlwindaviation.com/props/300series.asp

But be careful about CG .. prop is very light!
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,965
Posted By swisseagle
I would say, as you mentioned too, supply and...

I would say, as you mentioned too, supply and demand.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By swisseagle
Not absolutely needed to rivet this stringer. It...

Not absolutely needed to rivet this stringer. It would be better yes, no question. But if you glue it on with scotch weld or pro seal or even 3M VHB tape ... this would already dampen/reduce/stop the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,690
Posted By swisseagle
USPS is quite slow since Covid and other things...

USPS is quite slow since Covid and other things happened in the US.

The oil sample from Europe to BlackStone takes 3-5 weeks.

Parts from the US to Europe takes up to 15 weeks!

Keep on waiting ...
Forum: Safety 01-27-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,620
Posted By swisseagle
Iaw, have a look at this...

Iaw, have a look at this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbFMogBNUa0

This is how Vans is working!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By swisseagle
Quick built or standard built?

Normally you get blister on QB kits, because in the past they where not following the industrial standards, covering each seam at least 1/2" into the material.
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By swisseagle
Thank you for all the information! I'll know...

Thank you for all the information!

I'll know that McFarlane is better, but these are way more expensive. Also the look then would be different for the prop only. Cant afford to change all three.
On...
Forum: Propellers 01-11-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By swisseagle
Interesting ... who does the cable for ACS? ACS...

Interesting ... who does the cable for ACS? ACS is also supplying cables made to be used in Van's aircraft's.
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By swisseagle
Stroke of VANS prop cable?

Hello

Trying to get the parts order together for the FP to CS upgrade. Now I need a longer prop cable (due to 320 engine mount which is 2" longer.

ACS have the A-1760 VANS RV CUSTOM CONTROL CABLE...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,268
Posted By swisseagle
[QUOTE=Toobuilder;1492468]Full throttle Full...

[QUOTE=Toobuilder;1492468]Full throttle
Full rich
Prime as required
Retard throttle and crack open
Crank

Second that!

Prime as required means:
- Summer: 2-3s
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-09-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,691
Posted By swisseagle
Hello Kirk We run many P-Mags here in our local...

Hello Kirk

We run many P-Mags here in our local RV-Group, many in dual PMag setup.

Mostly the problems arise when not followed the standards of the manufacturer, means:
- Go with spark plugs NBK...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By swisseagle
HAA!!! Mahlon was quicker!!! Talk to your engine...

HAA!!! Mahlon was quicker!!!

Talk to your engine builder and ask him!

I ordered a few years ago an IO-320, build for CS, but made for Fix Pitch.
How after 4 years of flying, I change to CS. The...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,162
Posted By swisseagle
The RV-8 mentioned in one answer, flying with an...

The RV-8 mentioned in one answer, flying with an UL engine:
- Needed an additional engine mount, the one from the engine supplier was not strong enough.
- It flew
- Had an unexpected engine...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,206
Posted By swisseagle
No ......

No ... https://cr-photos.com/2020/07/27/vans-rv-fotoflug/

but it is a good: see and avoid color!:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By swisseagle
Heat helps, but do not overdo it. Apply heat with...

Heat helps, but do not overdo it. Apply heat with a heat-gun to the aluminum around the stud. Not more heat as the engine case has after a flight. Then put on the removing tool and apply pressure in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By swisseagle
Fuel Lube is a lube for O-Rings and gaskets. It...

Fuel Lube is a lube for O-Rings and gaskets. It will be tight for a while, but then start to leak.

Use one of these Loctites: 565/567/577
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,314
Posted By swisseagle
Go under EVERY fitting with your finger or a...

Go under EVERY fitting with your finger or a clean white paper/cotton towel. You will find somewhere green/blue residue ... then follow that. I had the same ... but went flying twice, until I looked...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,392
Posted By swisseagle
Go under EVERY fitting with your finger or a...

Go under EVERY fitting with your finger or a clean white paper/cotton towel. You will find somewhere green/blue residue ... then follow that. I had the same ... but went flying twice, until I looked...
Forum: Propellers 11-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By swisseagle
Try this:...

Try this:
https://m.whirlwindaviation.com/pdf/Jihostroj%20Governor%20Drawing.pdf
Or this:
http://www.propellergovernor.com/ This is Jihostroj itself.

Or contact them about what you need.
Forum: Safety 11-12-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,624
Posted By swisseagle
Don't trust only onto the safety wire! It will...

Don't trust only onto the safety wire! It will brake also after many fore/back movements. Maybe you recognize it at an annual ... maybe not.

Two things that help:
- Use Loctite on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,250
Posted By swisseagle
Have a look here ... but carefull an old thread,...

Have a look here ... but carefull an old thread, started in 2006 but still actual.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=10187&highlight=blister

"The sealant let fuel vapor and some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,250
Posted By swisseagle
2 things ...that can be better ...

Hello

I have seen many QB's and I build my SB RV-7A.

Three things that can be better on the QB's:
- Fuel tank sealant application, the rivet heads are not covered, leads to tank blisters. The last...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,298
Posted By swisseagle
Check the bulkhead at the station of the rear...

Check the bulkhead at the station of the rear spar. There most builders must reduce the height of the spar carry thru a bit in height. make a shallow, big radius. This was discussed here also and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,945
Posted By swisseagle
Ledlenser P7 is what I use for inspections or...

Ledlenser P7 is what I use for inspections or work inside the plane. Yes it consumes battey, but change it once a year is fine for me. Very narrow spot or even flood, adjustable via the lense.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By swisseagle
In the end, me and a few buddy's just removed the...

In the end, me and a few buddy's just removed the "air-dam" completely!
Then it got better.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,757
Posted By swisseagle
Just bend away the corner of the U-shaped...

Just bend away the corner of the U-shaped reinforcement. I have seen that this have done many other builders.
Forum: Safety 09-07-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,101
Posted By swisseagle
In Switzerland, we must place a sticker in the...

In Switzerland, we must place a sticker in the cockpit with the text:

Vne: 200KIAS, minus 2kt per 1000ft altitude

This as a "rule of thumb" to prevent such bad cases.

For those with an EFIS that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-07-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 244,466
Posted By swisseagle
Dear Jereme ... just a word of caution: I did...

Dear Jereme ... just a word of caution:

I did no see a GND cable, but a lot of plastic cans and hoses!

Would not be the first one that burn down before it fly!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-28-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By swisseagle
For a IO320/360 the injector hole is from 0.022"...

For a IO320/360 the injector hole is from 0.022" up to 0.028" (depends on setup).
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By swisseagle
Check that really good! The arm for the BRS is...

Check that really good! The arm for the BRS is quit long!

BRS just made an installation ... and did not calculated the shift in W&B.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
Posted By swisseagle
Go for the 320 engine mount, this will bring your...

Go for the 320 engine mount, this will bring your engine 2" more forward and helps some.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,669
Posted By swisseagle
and using Loctite ...

I just can second this that Dan wrote.

Also the star-washer is not in a good position to keep the screws from unwinding (not enough torque/pressure). A drop of Loctite 243 or better 248 (the "stick...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-18-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,818
Posted By swisseagle
Mickey, is your FF calibrated? Are the numbers...

Mickey, is your FF calibrated?

Are the numbers of burned fuel correlate with the amount you need to top off the fuel tank?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By swisseagle
And from time to time, grease via the grease...

And from time to time, grease via the grease nipple at the front of the fork!

As a "buyer" you are now the owner of the plane. Do something good, buy the plans/manual from Vans, even if the plane...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-11-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By swisseagle
Go to Airflow Performance ...

Hi

Look for Airflow Performance, they have them in the online shop.

Also it is important that you make that "GAMI" spread test ... just because the EGT of one cylinder is high is not unusual, it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Posted By swisseagle
It is releasing the pressure in the system ... so...

It is releasing the pressure in the system ... so that it is working properly from beginning, by the coming start attempt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 522,206
Posted By swisseagle
Why not bowed like the tire?

Hy Steve

Why do you not make it "bowed" like the tire?

In the 2nd picture of post 1430, only the center is contacting the tire.
A bow that represent the "mid" use range of a tire, so that it fit...
Forum: Propellers 07-02-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,699
Posted By swisseagle
W&B with a light prop

I know that Vans say this ... also not to mount too much into the panel.

But if you do so, then you end up with a really tail heavy plane!
I do not understand this ... because Vans recommend it...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By swisseagle
I have this on my RV-7A. At the beginning it is...

I have this on my RV-7A. At the beginning it is ok, after about an hour it starts to annoying you.

My buddy has the same, he tested it like this:
He sit into the plane, someone was from outside...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-21-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,122
Posted By swisseagle
Vans lists the Gross weight like this: RV-6: ...

Vans lists the Gross weight like this:
RV-6: 1600lbs
RV-6A: 1650lbs

There are nearly no nose heavy RV ... so be very careful to "just upgrade" and go beyond Kit suppliers specs! All you ad in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By swisseagle
The O-Ring sometimes swell a tiny bit, so after...

The O-Ring sometimes swell a tiny bit, so after you took it of (for greasing it), you will have a hard time to put it back. The chance of cutting the O-Ring during the re-assembly, is high. Had is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,960
Posted By swisseagle
Hey Dan ... Why not giving us some more...

Hey Dan ... Why not giving us some more information about?

Is it "self made" or a unit that you bought and mounted?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-14-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By swisseagle
Sketch of gear situation

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jqRAoXy21b5z9fiO2cDwRBYMuSFhX4gcCe1ZL7jjyWthJ2x63JIi9mmwq3gbDxJFFo9CVx9gJ6vB1D23j8rO1O1du6z3VBvN7uHTpvuLGB2fNmDqc_EVMAuCuEjIG6LmvT-QRvTJ_aXUNhc-TMz-7u9j6R-YZ6cRFdWVTP...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-11-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By swisseagle
- The gears are from Lycoming - Nobody drop the...

- The gears are from Lycoming
- Nobody drop the P-Mags, one was installed @ Lycoming (new Lyco thru Vans), the 2nd was directly shipped from Brad @ EMag-Air to my buddy.
- Measuring:
- From the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-10-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By swisseagle
P-Mag on IO-390 ... Position of gear ...

Hello

Asking this for my buddy, RV-14 build, IO-390 installation, dual P-Mag.

During the removal of the Magneto and installation of the P-Mag, the distance from the flange to the gear is different...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-24-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,530
Posted By swisseagle
Oil door with spring does...

Oil door with spring does help!

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Oil-Door-Hidden-Hinge/productinfo/RVHH1/#.XbFGSegzaUk

On all stops, I open the oil door. So due to thermal effect, the hot air is...
Forum: Reviews 10-21-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,783
Posted By swisseagle
Hmmm Is it really smart to do anodizing parts by...

Hmmm Is it really smart to do anodizing parts by yourself?

Think about all the waste fluids ... ant the environment you live ... and hopefully also your children and they're children ...

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,463
Posted By swisseagle
Re-posted images ...

Somehow my pictures where not visible ... re-posted them, hopefully now they are visible for others too?

Was reading Doug's description: how to implement pictures, hope its done now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,463
Posted By swisseagle
What a week ... noting can top this!

Hello!

What a week! A BIG thank you to Tobi, Luca and Franz, Cristo and Shifty! All well organized, very focused, straight forward. 2 to 4 flights a day, a total of 22 flights and a total of 17:35...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,679
Posted By swisseagle
Only effective till Vy ...

Hello RV-7A, IO-320, a good 10+ deg. cooler. It is only effective during climb out. On speeds higher than Vy (93kt in my case) there is nearly no effect and cylinder cools better due to airspeed. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By swisseagle
Try to contact him, somehow he is involved in...

Try to contact him, somehow he is involved in RV's on Iceland. He knows the person with the RV-4 with the tiger-look:
Sverrir Gunnlaugsson

I'll send you the mail address per private message!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By swisseagle
Linking the pictures does not work ......

Linking the pictures does not work ......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By swisseagle
Hello Those two pictures are on Vans Aircraft...

Hello

Those two pictures are on Vans Aircraft homepage! These planes are locared on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-16-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By swisseagle
Hmmm ... better use "search-function" next time....

Hmmm ... better use "search-function" next time. There is also some information, but not exactly as I questioned...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-16-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By swisseagle
Spark Plug Adapter ... which one to use?

Hello

Yesterday during 100h maintenance on a buddy's RV-7A/IO-320/2x P-Mag, two of the spark plug adapter seized, when I removed the plugs out of them.

One we could rescue, one needs replacement....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,522
Posted By swisseagle
There is a version of this "upgrade" for those...

There is a version of this "upgrade" for those with cleveland brakes too. But you have to make the spacer plates yourself.

I got the parts, but not yet done. will go for it this winter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By swisseagle
Try another browser or other computer. Sometimes...

Try another browser or other computer. Sometimes they kick you out again and again. Otherwise call them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By swisseagle
I had a lot o micro cracks after dimpling, when...

I had a lot o micro cracks after dimpling, when using reamers!

Looks like there is a bit of heat generated and this changes the characteristic of the material.

The cracks are visible after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,255
Posted By swisseagle
Sika will not adhere without primer! If Sika ist...

Sika will not adhere without primer!

If Sika ist glued on with primer, it wont let go ...

Epoxy has nearly no adhesion on acrylic ... if you scuff very rough, you get some, but still poor. If you...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-29-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By swisseagle
I'm now at work, no access to the documents....

I'm now at work, no access to the documents. Airflow Performance has there a lower value. Will when at home.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-28-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By swisseagle
Check the torque! The B-Nut at the injector and...

Check the torque!

The B-Nut at the injector and at the divider has a very low torque! It is so low, that it is hard to believe, that they are tight. But so far, no issues at all!
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