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Forum: COMM 08-09-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By Raymo
Installed the Delta-Pop red-tip COM antenna on my...

Installed the Delta-Pop red-tip COM antenna on my -7A in 2016. Highly recommend.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By Raymo
It depends on the cowling you are using, I...

It depends on the cowling you are using, I suspect. I just measured the cowl where it meets the lower firewall. Same for sides and top. I plan to replace my lower hinges with CamLoc fasteners to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By Raymo
If you have one P-Mag running top and the other...

If you have one P-Mag running top and the other running bottom plugs, the one running the bottom plugs will have a higher RPM drop during the mag check.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-23-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,356
Posted By Raymo
Not the ones he's having issues with. They have...

Not the ones he's having issues with. They have to go in slowly to allow the nut to be screwed on a few threads at a time. They then have to be torqued from the bolt head with run-on torque added.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,024
Posted By Raymo
I've been using these for a few years on my -7A...

I've been using these for a few years on my -7A nose gear with no issues.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/11-400-5.php
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Posted By Raymo
Steinair has some very good videos on many wiring...

Steinair has some very good videos on many wiring topics.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By Raymo
Also consider replacing the spec'd AN bolt with a...

Also consider replacing the spec'd AN bolt with a close tolerance NAS bolt. I had some shimmy during roll-out after landing at certain speeds and the close tolerance bolt fixed it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Raymo
Also check that timing is not too advanced,...

Also check that timing is not too advanced, especially if running P-Mags. I've seen several angle valve engines using the jumper method and not timed at 6 after TDC.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,588
Posted By Raymo
Also consider the possibility that one plug was...

Also consider the possibility that one plug was temporarily fouled, which would result in higher EGT (but likely slightly lower CHT, over time). Another possibility is a temporarily restricted...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By Raymo
The blocks are cut to allow for movement. Torque...

The blocks are cut to allow for movement. Torque to the typical spec + run-on torque.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,801
Posted By Raymo
Vividia quietly updated the VA-400 scope to a...

Vividia quietly updated the VA-400 scope to a higher resolution - and also updated the price accordingly.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By Raymo
The Red-Cube should be getting 12-14v. Maybe the...

The Red-Cube should be getting 12-14v. Maybe the 8 you measured is the issue?
Forum: Tools 06-01-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Raymo
I have one similar to the link below but shorter....

I have one similar to the link below but shorter. I could not find a link to the one I bought. Can't say I've found the laser of use...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By Raymo
I'll grab my settings tomorrow while flying but...

I'll grab my settings tomorrow while flying but have tweaked settings a number of times in different scenarios (smooth/bumpy/drafts) and am very happy with its performance. As noted previously, roll...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,311
Posted By Raymo
The most common I've seen are made from 1/16"...

The most common I've seen are made from 1/16" aluminum angle that is trimmed to be more aerodynamic.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,968
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: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-06-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
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: 1,226
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: 638
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: 25
Views: 4,692
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: 801
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: Electrical Systems 04-26-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
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: Fiberglass 04-21-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
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: 427
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: 943
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: 3,255
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: ADS-B 04-15-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
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: 1,166
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: 533
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: 1,092
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: 620
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: 11,214
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: 9,044
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: 6,271
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: 404
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: 869
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: 11,214
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: 511
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: 768
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: 1,066
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: 1,272
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: 1,468
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: 594
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: 839
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: 1,424
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: 2,670
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: 3,085
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: 1,156
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: 1,156
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: 1,077
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: 2,074
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: 1,272
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: 3,314
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: 1,844
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: 1,333
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: 1,545
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: 1,233
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: 903
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: 2,837
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: 2,029
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: 1,283
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: 1,346
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: 2,127
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: 599
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...
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