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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,085
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 Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
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 Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,445
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 Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
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 Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
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 Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,085
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 Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
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: 412
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: 589
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: 767
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: 1,053
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: 377
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: 477
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: 1,052
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: 1,842
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: 1,850
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: 666
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: 666
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: 1
Views: 374
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: 1,267
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: 773
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: 2,064
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: 1,298
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: 983
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: 999
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: 901
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: 639
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: 2,298
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: 1,510
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: 796
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: 864
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: 1,535
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: 411
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: 1,353
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: 3,354
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: 1,236
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: 1,074
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: 1,607
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: 1,278
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: 339
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: 872
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: 1,266
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: 499
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.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,387
Posted By Raymo
After having to remove the bottom rudder fairing...

After having to remove the bottom rudder fairing on my -7 twice to troubleshoot the tail nav/strobe, I installed #6 plates and SS screws (had them on hand). Have since had it off twice to finally fix...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,058
Posted By Raymo
Yet another echo of the above two responses....

Yet another echo of the above two responses. There is a LOT to learn. The A&P license allows you to get your foot in the door and do that. If you can start part time while keeping a full time job (as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Raymo
Keep in mind most of the switches on the Infinity...

Keep in mind most of the switches on the Infinity are using a ground to tell a relay to do something. A single ground, which can be local, is fine for that purpose. You don't need to run the big blue...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Raymo
Probably in the middle of the fuel arm and...

Probably in the middle of the fuel arm and pilot/co-pilot arm, if a ballpark figure gets you close enough.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-15-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,540
Posted By Raymo
Lots of people have both connected to the starter...

Lots of people have both connected to the starter switch. Both mags and P/E-Mags stop firing if grounded. The difference is that the P-Mag doesn't send the spark to ground like the regular mag, it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,615
Posted By Raymo
I used a 12 position fuse/ground block behind the...

I used a 12 position fuse/ground block behind the panel and a hand full of CBs for things I wanted more control over (AP, Flaps, etc.). Saved a lot of space and $$.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,132
Posted By Raymo
+1 for Carl's recommendation. I purchased all 3...

+1 for Carl's recommendation. I purchased all 3 Novus polishers, based on another thread (and Carl's recommendation). Worked great on the wing tip and in-wing landing light plexi.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Raymo
The nose gear leg flexes during landing and taxi,...

The nose gear leg flexes during landing and taxi, requiring some amount of gap between the gear fairing and intersection fairing. Sounds like you didn't have sufficient gap.

The fairings are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,394
Posted By Raymo
Answer: It depends. Some DPEs require you to...

Answer: It depends.

Some DPEs require you to perform a non-GPS approach. If you are already IFR rated, it is only needed as a backup if/when GPS signals are not available (e.g. military jamming).

I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Raymo
32 for roll and 42 for pitch. No slippage in 4...

32 for roll and 42 for pitch. No slippage in 4 yrs.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Raymo
I have the Vans tubing, which is lighter than...

I have the Vans tubing, which is lighter than PVC, and had no issues running wires. You can always push something like 12g wire down through, which I've done many times, then pull whatever you need....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Raymo
Run plastic conduit down the wing from end to end...

Run plastic conduit down the wing from end to end and try your best to align it with a large snap bushing through the fuselage aft of the aileron tube hole. Vans sells the conduit, I think.

Run...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Raymo
What Terry said. Also, non-ferrous hardware....

What Terry said. Also, non-ferrous hardware. Brass screws recommended or a high quality stainless. If you test a stainless screw with a magnet, don't use it for the install.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By Raymo
I used the flap grip option, which requires a...

I used the flap grip option, which requires a relay to control them. The other buttons are:

Trim hat
Black: AP disconnect (mom)
Green: Radio flip/flop (mom) [wouldn't bother again]
Red trigger: PTT...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,997
Posted By Raymo
4g Tefzel on mine for the past 4 years and no...

4g Tefzel on mine for the past 4 years and no issues with starting. Also swapped the PC680 for EarthX for much better starter speed and improved hot starts. Same for battery/FW ground to engine. If...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By Raymo
The OP on the Dynon forum thread posted today...

The OP on the Dynon forum thread posted today that they think they found a bug related to dual screen...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By Raymo
I just completed a Works install in an already...

I just completed a Works install in an already flying RV-7. Took a LOT of time but was able to re-use existing wires from the Whelen Nav/Strobe and landing light installation. Aiming the landing/taxi...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,894
Posted By Raymo
AV-30 compared to the GRT Mini-X? Seems the...

AV-30 compared to the GRT Mini-X? Seems the Mini-X, which has an optional OAT and mag compass, might be a better value.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Raymo
CFR 91.207 is the guide on inspections and...

CFR 91.207 is the guide on inspections and battery replacements. You should have an entry in your aircraft logbook stating compliance/testing at each condition inspection. As Larry stated, that ELT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,344
Posted By Raymo
If you are building, just build with the new Vans...

If you are building, just build with the new Vans landing gear option now available for the 7A and 9A (designed like the 10/14A). It is heavier and more expensive but far stronger than the old nose...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Raymo
Exactly what I did and it looks and works great....

Exactly what I did and it looks and works great. Also painted my Dynon 2020 antenna flat black.
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