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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,115
Posted By emsvitil
Can it be ground out and down, Built back up...

Can it be ground out and down,

Built back up with some welding.

Then machined to correct spec?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,663
Posted By emsvitil
Are there any automotive or other (tractor, boat,...

Are there any automotive or other (tractor, boat, motorcycle....) oil filters that can be used?
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By emsvitil
What's the biggest tire you can stuff into the...

What's the biggest tire you can stuff into the RV10 wheelpants?
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By emsvitil
This would happen with high or low wing.... How...

This would happen with high or low wing....

How do props handle weed-whacking?

Aluminum vs carbon fiber?
Forum: California 04-03-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By emsvitil
Haven't ate their for a long time, but it's fun...

Haven't ate their for a long time, but it's fun landing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By emsvitil
Does it have anti-copying features in it or...

Does it have anti-copying features in it or something?

What's to prevent you from making a high-quality scan on you computer and printing on appropriate paper?
Forum: RV-3 04-01-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By emsvitil
Would any of these fit somewhere...

Would any of these fit somewhere inside?


https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/smokesystem05-11537.php?clickkey=564245

They look like the smoke oil the tanks from the kits without the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By emsvitil
Short discussion...

Short discussion here:

https://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum/showthread.php?7857-Fuel-for-the-0-290D2
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By emsvitil
I can think of 2 possibilities. 1 It has/had a...

I can think of 2 possibilities.

1 It has/had a higher compression ratio, so needs less advance for 100LL
2 It was for 80 octane fuel and thus the lower advance
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By emsvitil
Are you trying to pull the wire out after...

Are you trying to pull the wire out after inserting the extractor, or push it in once you've inserted the extractor?


I've always found they come out easier if you push them in first (use a paper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,986
Posted By emsvitil
Giveaways should also come with some cash, so you...

Giveaways should also come with some cash, so you can use the cash to pay the taxes..............
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-27-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,596
Posted By emsvitil
Is the X in XV for eXtreme ?

Is the X in XV for eXtreme ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,986
Posted By emsvitil
I don't think he can get taxed until ownership is...

I don't think he can get taxed until ownership is officially transfered.

Maybe they're trying to come up with a way to minimize taxes...............
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,596
Posted By emsvitil
Rather than say the RV-6 is outdated, say it's...

Rather than say the RV-6 is outdated, say it's been superceded by the 7


:D
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,596
Posted By emsvitil
The Bearhawk 5 is a bit wider the the 4-place...

The Bearhawk 5 is a bit wider the the 4-place Bearhawk.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,596
Posted By emsvitil
Sounds like the new Bearhawk 5..............

Sounds like the new Bearhawk 5..............
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,036
Posted By emsvitil
What's F1?

What's F1?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By emsvitil
It's only kosher for landings at Gimli.

It's only kosher for landings at Gimli.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By emsvitil
You're correct about the switch noise. But a...

You're correct about the switch noise.

But a dropping resistor doesn't cut it high power leds. Voltage has a too much a range to figure out the correct resistor.

You need a current regulator...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,196
Posted By emsvitil
I don't see the original pictures (or any...

I don't see the original pictures (or any indication that there is a picture) with the chrome or the new edge browser. They show up in firefox.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,196
Posted By emsvitil
What photos below? :confused:

What photos below?

:confused:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,763
Posted By emsvitil
Like this.... :cool: Is the whole structure...

Like this.... :cool:

Is the whole structure fiberglass, or do you have an underlying metal ring?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By emsvitil
Try cranking with the ignitions off before...

Try cranking with the ignitions off before priming.


Then try to start normally.


My thought is something is sticking inside the ignitions on the first attempt.

Cranking first might unstick...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,036
Posted By emsvitil
So I guess the 4-row is out of the...

So I guess the 4-row is out of the question...........


On a 2-row, are the master connecting rods on opposite sides?

What about the masters on a 4-row?
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,036
Posted By emsvitil
When are they going to have a Verner 18S? :D

When are they going to have a Verner 18S?


:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,463
Posted By emsvitil
Interesting wing tips... :cool:

Interesting wing tips...

:cool:
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,036
Posted By emsvitil
Is the 158 HP @ 2400 a continuous rating? Can...

Is the 158 HP @ 2400 a continuous rating?

Can you go to a higher rpm for more HP? Maybe a 5 minute rating......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By emsvitil
Separate wing and aileron wingtips....

Other than not having to worry about wingtip to aileron alignment, what advantages (and disadvantages) would there be to have the wingtip split into two parts?

A wingtip on the wing, then a mini...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By emsvitil
Take them off and bring them with you. You can...

Take them off and bring them with you.

You can then decide to put them back on or leave them off after knowing the true condition of the strip
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By emsvitil
Or split the difference at 9 to 1 ;)

Or split the difference at 9 to 1


;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By emsvitil
Maybe it's like the air force X is...

Maybe it's like the air force

X is experimental
Y is prototype
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By emsvitil
Forgot this: :p

Forgot this:

:p
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By emsvitil
I thought K&N filters were...

I thought K&N filters were free-flow........

Shouldn't a blast just flow right thru it ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By emsvitil
Flaperon Linkage

This is a curiosity question.

I'm trying to visualize how the flaperon mixer / linkage works.


So I'm looking for a visual diagram of the system.



thanks
Forum: Propellers 03-02-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,086
Posted By emsvitil
Correct me if I'm wrong. The 2 blade up sticks...

Correct me if I'm wrong.

The 2 blade up sticks out from the spinner, and the 3 blade hubs stay inside.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,822
Posted By emsvitil
Usually (probably based on the state) you can...

Usually (probably based on the state) you can prorate the property tax based on percentage of time based in the state.
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By emsvitil
That wasn't very long. :(

That wasn't very long.

:(
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,086
Posted By emsvitil
Wait, I thought ALL angle-valve engines were...

Wait, I thought ALL angle-valve engines were counter-weighted...


:confused:
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By emsvitil
Do you install the 14A step or a shorter step?

Do you install the 14A step or a shorter step?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,822
Posted By emsvitil
County of your residence or the plane's...

County of your residence or the plane's residence?

In CA, it's were the plane resides. Don't know about other states
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By emsvitil
As anybody ever used the Mazda rotary engine...

As anybody ever used the Mazda rotary engine plugs?

BR8EQ

More like a plane plug.


https://frsport.com/images/detailed_images/459061_BR8EQ14@2x.jpg
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By emsvitil
Can you rotate the FM200 90 or 180 degrees and...

Can you rotate the FM200 90 or 180 degrees and have the starter fit above it?

(I'm thinking the starter hits the top of the FM200)


My other thought is a wedge adapter between the FM200 and the...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By emsvitil
Have a picture of the interference?

Have a picture of the interference?
Forum: Tools 02-16-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By emsvitil
Some light...

Some light reading:

https://www.parker.com/Literature/Hiross%20Zander%20Division/PDF%20Files/Brochures/WPCDOAAC-00-EN.pdf


:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By emsvitil
Taildragger towing from the front

What's the advantage of towing a taildragger from the front?

Tow from the rear up to a certain size?

Like this:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6725444893_f7b1f1ff85_z.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,457
Posted By emsvitil
I thought you could substitute blinker fluid for...

I thought you could substitute blinker fluid for ILS fluid.

:cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By emsvitil
I'm going to get one of...

I'm going to get one of these:

https://www.technoversions.com/MeterMatch.html

https://www.technoversions.com/documents/MeterMatchInstructionManualRevF.pdf

when I replace the fuel tank and sender...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By emsvitil
The existing paint is going to be well bonded to...

The existing paint is going to be well bonded to the engine and parts.

Rather than stripping and repainting, you could just rattle-can some things with an automotive engine paint to give it a...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-12-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By emsvitil
Post a picture of the engine so we can all see...

Post a picture of the engine so we can all see how ugly it is.....

:eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,896
Posted By emsvitil
Permanent magnet alternators will either have a...

Permanent magnet alternators will either have a shunt type VR or PWM VR.

The shunt type WILL dump the excess amps as heat.
Forum: Northeast 02-10-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By emsvitil
What's the weight limit?

What's the weight limit?
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,813
Posted By emsvitil
How much of the leading edge of the wing is...

How much of the leading edge of the wing is structural vs just being there...

Outer (rivets) vs inner (bolted on tanks).

There has to be a difference between being riveted on vs bolted on.
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,813
Posted By emsvitil
I see the ER tanks for more fuel options and...

I see the ER tanks for more fuel options and going to places without fuel than for long non-stop flights.
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,813
Posted By emsvitil
Has anybody ever thought of using the same basic...

Has anybody ever thought of using the same basic tank building technique as the main wing tanks for AUX tanks?

Bend some sheet aluminum, rivets and proseal.

Make a hex-tube instead of a round tube...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By emsvitil
Just wondering what has more...

Just wondering what has more drag.........

Exposed linkage or a fairing with no tail section...


:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By emsvitil
I wonder what the results would be on a 4-1 if...

I wonder what the results would be on a 4-1 if you use a 'merge' collector that they have now.............


:)
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 02-07-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By emsvitil
It's fun dropping into HHR after exiting the...

It's fun dropping into HHR after exiting the corridor southbound.


:D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,220
Posted By emsvitil
Measure the resistance of the thermistor at...

Measure the resistance of the thermistor at various temperatures and you can probably figure it out.

Or post results, and somebody here can figure it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,484
Posted By emsvitil
KeithB, Leave the seat on it. That way you can...

KeithB,

Leave the seat on it.

That way you can be the ballast............
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-02-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,051
Posted By emsvitil
Sounds like a motorcycle alternator. Is the...

Sounds like a motorcycle alternator.

Is the regulator a shunt type or PWM type ?
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By emsvitil
What's the ideal trim tab size? A large trim tab...

What's the ideal trim tab size?

A large trim tab would be heavier, but wouldn't move much for the desired effect for less overall drag.

A small trim tab would be lighter, but would have to move...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,386
Posted By emsvitil
The forum needs a LIKE button :)

The forum needs a

LIKE

button



:)
Forum: Painting your RV 01-21-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,700
Posted By emsvitil
I think it would heat things up. It's so black...

I think it would heat things up.

It's so black because it's absorbing the energy of the light, and not letting any escape.................
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,943
Posted By emsvitil
I would think the little wedges of the washer...

I would think the little wedges of the washer would eventually screw up the flat matting surfaces.............
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