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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By lr172
check your PMs

check your PMs
Forum: RV-10 Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By lr172
I did everything that I could at home. With the...

I did everything that I could at home. With the 6A, i did final assembly on the ramp in August. Worked out fine. The 10 was ready in November, so had no choice but to rent a hanger.
Forum: RV-14 Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,660
Posted By lr172
When you go from 2 plugs firing to one plug...

When you go from 2 plugs firing to one plug firing, it lowers the effective timing advance (i.e. retarded) and your EGTs will go up (in the range of 150-200 though this varies a lot based upon the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By lr172
Should be no need for a good seal IF the gasket...

Should be no need for a good seal IF the gasket is holding. It is very possible that the gasket is good and oil is weeping past the threads on the stud. The hole for the studs are through drilled...
Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By lr172
There are many potential places for a short to...

There are many potential places for a short to occur inside the transponder. Could also be a failure inside the VPX.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 08:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By lr172
I believe that GPS can be used in lieu of DME,...

I believe that GPS can be used in lieu of DME, just like it can be used for outer markers and VORs. Obviously that doesn't apply in an outage, but didn't think that was the intent of the question.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By lr172
I will give my guess. First, there is no way...

I will give my guess. First, there is no way IMHO that ILS will ever go away at any B or C airport due to the commercial traffic and the fear of the media circus that would ensue after an airliner...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By lr172
In my experience, they lose little fluid over...

In my experience, they lose little fluid over time, but others have different experience. I only fill to 1/2 to avoid spillage. I tend to look at the clear tubes in the cockpit before each flight...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By lr172
I have a main squeeze and it is very nice. Never...

I have a main squeeze and it is very nice. Never used any other version, so can't compare. First plane was done entirely with a 4X gun, so these are not considered required equipment.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By lr172
Need to better examine the Lyc oil system. The...

Need to better examine the Lyc oil system. The vernatherm, when closed, does not fully eliminate oil flowing through the cooler just most of it. The old spring system, when used with a ball valve...
Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By lr172
I fitted up the wings on the driveway and got all...

I fitted up the wings on the driveway and got all of the cover panels done. Only took a couple of days. Can't remember if I did the fuel lines then or at the airport. Just a quick rigging of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By lr172
I don't disagree with Greg's opinion on this and...

I don't disagree with Greg's opinion on this and have similar capabilities. However, from my limited experience, I have found that many runways with ILS capability typically have the matching RNAV...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By lr172
mine does the same. Just assumed he isn't seeing...

mine does the same. Just assumed he isn't seeing temps above 60 this time of year.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,045
Posted By lr172
You may be right and hopefully correct. All the...

You may be right and hopefully correct. All the coked oil that I have seen is jet black, like coal, and cannot be confused with dark brown and exposure to air or bright light doesn't change it's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,045
Posted By lr172
We'll have to agree to disagree, as in my case...

We'll have to agree to disagree, as in my case with glazed cylinders on my freshly overhauled engine, I got a VERY LARGE quantity of those coked oil chunks in the screen in just 10 hours of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By lr172
while a leaking intake will make a mess of things...

while a leaking intake will make a mess of things at partial throttle and worse at idle, it should have very little impact on mixtures at WOT with an FI system. Total fuel flow will be down a bit,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By lr172
No rods, but have 8 rod bolts NIB if interested.

No rods, but have 8 rod bolts NIB if interested.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,045
Posted By lr172
Have no idea what those sheets are. but know they...

Have no idea what those sheets are. but know they are not coked oil Reminds me of peanut brittle without the peanuts, though probably not a good idea to taste it:-). also pretty confident that the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By lr172
no. as low as the EIS will go.

no. as low as the EIS will go.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-05-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By lr172
The exhaust gasket needs a lot of crush force to...

The exhaust gasket needs a lot of crush force to seal. The 1/4" steel flange on the exh can handle this, but the thin aluminum intake flange cannot. Suggest you stick with recommended gaskets. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,045
Posted By lr172
Yes that is normal. Usually will see a few in...

Yes that is normal. Usually will see a few in the filter, but not many. While coke is hard and brittle, it is not strong (you can crush it into dust between your fingers) and cannot survive the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,045
Posted By lr172
The particles in your pics match what I saw. Jet...

The particles in your pics match what I saw. Jet black in color, squarish shaped, jagged edge particles about a 1/16" in size and very hard and brittle - will change to dust (dry) or oil like liquid...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,170
Posted By lr172
Up until a month ago, Garmin was charging even...

Up until a month ago, Garmin was charging even for the data they got for free. I am thinking their business model DOES NOT support giving away stuff that is not free. The fact the someone else does...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By lr172
check engine config settings. If I recall...

check engine config settings. If I recall correctly, each alarm can be individually set up as different alarm notification (warning or caution) as well as with or without an audible alarm.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By lr172
If you are going through a quart in 5 hours and...

If you are going through a quart in 5 hours and all of it is going out of the breather, I would not expect ANY separator to catch it all and also would expect quite a bit of oil coating the belly. ...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,660
Posted By lr172
This kind of points to a fuel/mixture issue,...

This kind of points to a fuel/mixture issue, though could be ignition. rough running due to a sticking valve cannot be resolved with ignition or mixture changes. Not enough detail here to give...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By lr172
Next time move your feet to various places on the...

Next time move your feet to various places on the floor while observing. On my 6, I find different vibration and sound patterns based upon where my feet are placed. Drumming of the bottom skin is a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,045
Posted By lr172
IMHO, oil and additives like camgaurd will NOT...

IMHO, oil and additives like camgaurd will NOT cause this type of debris on their own. I remain convinced that these are chunks of coke (burned/oxidized oil that is mostly carbon and why it is so...
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,151
Posted By lr172
It is just a plain old stud with the only...

It is just a plain old stud with the only difference being that one side uses a slightly larger pitch diameter to make it an interference fit. Just go buy regular 1/4" studs for $.50 and use red loc...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-03-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,145
Posted By lr172
I think the real, unstated answer is "... because...

I think the real, unstated answer is "... because we can get away with it."
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By lr172
a true optimist ;-) Definitely something we...

a true optimist ;-) Definitely something we should want in a NASA Flight director!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By lr172
section 35 is for touch. It would appear this is...

section 35 is for touch. It would appear this is not available on the non touch.:(
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By lr172
Thanks for this!! I asked on this forum a year...

Thanks for this!! I asked on this forum a year or two ago and G3xpert said that it wouldn't compare to the G5. Hopefully this is available on my non touch setup.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-02-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By lr172
From my research, it is the speeder spring that...

From my research, it is the speeder spring that is the big issue and not oil pressure. Once the engine RPM gets below a certain level (around 1600-1800 on a Hartzel S series) there is not enough...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By lr172
It wouldn't. However, given that there are no EI...

It wouldn't. However, given that there are no EI offerings that only offer fixed timing, Hartzell has to assume that EI is synonymous with advance levels other than book values. Most people buy EI...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By lr172
Blow by does not leave oilly plugs. Blow by by...

Blow by does not leave oilly plugs. Blow by by definition is a ring or ring/wall interface issue that allows compressed gasses past the rings into the crankcase. These gasses pressurizes the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By lr172
Oil leaves in 3 possible ways: leaks, blown out...

Oil leaves in 3 possible ways: leaks, blown out the breather as mist or burned off the cyl walls during combustion.

If the separator is doing it's job, losing 1 qt in 5 hours is probably not due to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,129
Posted By lr172
I used to fly a lot in the winter and the 2nd...

I used to fly a lot in the winter and the 2nd muff makes a big difference. I also attacked the side of the fuse at the spar attach area with foam and RTV, as well as boots for the push tubes. That...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By lr172
agree completely and wasn't suggesting that...

agree completely and wasn't suggesting that redundant 25's is a bad idea, just that a 25 and a G5 is better than two 25's. The automatic detection of differing AHARS data is a very powerfull feature...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By lr172
This my approach also. The G5 will provide...

This my approach also. The G5 will provide ADAHRS data to the G3x if the 25 fails, as long as you have a switch to turn off the 25, so it acts as a 2nd 25.. Not a believer in that Y2K bug stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,129
Posted By lr172
My heat does not blow anywhere near as hard as...

My heat does not blow anywhere near as hard as the vents. I believe this is due to the MANY restrictions in that system. You can look for flaws, but it is not designed to blow a lot of air. When...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-01-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By lr172
We can agree to disagree on that. If your...

We can agree to disagree on that. If your hypothesis is correct, why does it take 150 - 200 amps (1800-2400 watts) to get one of these engines spinning at 200 RPM? In my experience, idle vs WOT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,129
Posted By lr172
I struggle to see how that is the issue. Do you...

I struggle to see how that is the issue. Do you get a nice and strong blast of air from the eyeball vents? The pressure of the air coming in via the heat circuit should be at a similar pressure and...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-01-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By lr172
put packing tape on the seam area of the aft half...

put packing tape on the seam area of the aft half and then reassemble. Apply micro or polyester filler (i.e. rage) around the seam area on the fwd half. Then attack with block and sandpaper until...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-30-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,523
Posted By lr172
I am sure there is a small benefit, but MOST of...

I am sure there is a small benefit, but MOST of the resistance is from the compression stroke and not the vacuum from a closed throttle on the intake stoke. Many diesels let you lock the valves open...
Forum: ADS-B 11-30-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By lr172
I believe ADSB data includes both GPS altitude...

I believe ADSB data includes both GPS altitude and baro altitude. I know foreflight reports GPS altitude for me and for traffic and think that each app can choose which altitude to show on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,170
Posted By lr172
Thanks! +++++

Thanks! +++++
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,170
Posted By lr172
Looking for a little guidance on terminology...

Looking for a little guidance on terminology here. Want to use this new free version. I am assuming that I still get the nice pretty color map on the MFD but want to be sure that this free DB still...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By lr172
In the auto world, they do NOT separate high...

In the auto world, they do NOT separate high current and low current wires (starter feed is an exception and sometimes that Alt feed, but still plenty of 30 and 40 amp circuit wires bundled into the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,963
Posted By lr172
Great news. I am in that years old DB camp, as I...

Great news. I am in that years old DB camp, as I use Foreflight for charts and the 430W for nav. Just don't want to spend $$ on another DB. Will this free DB include obstacle data in addition to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,076
Posted By lr172
My favorite power source! Best part is that Walt...

My favorite power source! Best part is that Walt can''t call it junk :-) Though I also feel as he does about the PP alt's.

Larry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By lr172
While detonation is more likely at max torque,...

While detonation is more likely at max torque, there is MUCH more to detonation than just torque. Load and torque do not necessarily go hand in hand, as torque is just an output measurement. In my...
Forum: Primers 11-28-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By lr172
We need to find what the OP means by primer. ...

We need to find what the OP means by primer. High build 2K primer is very different than epoxy primer, etc. A 1.7 or 1.8 tip is great for high build or other surfacing products, but will create...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-28-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,298
Posted By lr172
Another reason to be very careful about where you...

Another reason to be very careful about where you get your advice and guidance. I run 35* of advance at idle on my 320 to improve idle performance. At 1000 it is back to 23, but find that it helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,076
Posted By lr172
There are ground sink connections for both master...

There are ground sink connections for both master warning and master caution. Run 12V to an led (12V style, not stock LEDs) or incandescent lamp and then to these pins and you will have annunciation...
Forum: RV-3 11-27-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,895
Posted By lr172
glad it is going in the right direction. ...

glad it is going in the right direction. However, I am struggling to see how you picked up 30 knots by REMOVING the fairings. Not an Aero engineer, but wonder how that is possible without those...
Forum: Primers 11-27-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By lr172
No stress in hardened / tempered aluminum or...

No stress in hardened / tempered aluminum or un-hardened 6061-O for that matter; Not dealing with cast iron or welded steel here. I would NOT use bead blasting. Simple maroon pad (320-400 grit). ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By lr172
I use the -4 ORB tap on the RSA to feed a block...

I use the -4 ORB tap on the RSA to feed a block that has both a transducer and a -4 return line to the tank. The return line has a valve to open and close the circuit. I use this to purge hot fuel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By lr172
Sounds right. Full rich is not full flow. The...

Sounds right. Full rich is not full flow. The servo uses airflow as the primary means to meter fuel. With the boost pump on, I would NOT expect pressures below 25 when full rich without the engine...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By lr172
thats what i did. I also used flox to insure a...

thats what i did. I also used flox to insure a snug fit.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By lr172
There is a larger copper bar in that starter to...

There is a larger copper bar in that starter to feed the windings and mine cracked with very similar symptoms. Cranked but very sluggish. Never checked voltage drop.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,579
Posted By lr172
Possibly you don't live in a cold climate. Your...

Possibly you don't live in a cold climate. Your point about cranking is very valid and needs to be heeded by all without exception. However, there is simply no way you are going to get a lycoming...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By lr172
Given my thoughts and what I just read above, I...

Given my thoughts and what I just read above, I don't think you want me to tell you that. Send it to ASI and see what they can do for you.
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,957
Posted By lr172
Pretty sure vans thinks that if you get shimmy,...

Pretty sure vans thinks that if you get shimmy, you should make and install wooden leg dampers. They went so far as to include the drawings and instructions for making and installing them in my 6A...
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