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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-04-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By maniago
Maybe I have to go back thru the circuitry logic...

Maybe I have to go back thru the circuitry logic since its been a number of years since I built that part, but my first thought was if the Surefly comes of A Batt direct and that battery goes flat,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-04-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By maniago
Surefly with Z14 (dual batt, dual alt)

Ive gone thru most of the Surefly threads here and didnt specifically see any discussion on wiring an impulse Surefly + standard mag right side with the Z14 architecture to keep the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By maniago
FWIW, I happen to currently be doing fuel system...

FWIW, I happen to currently be doing fuel system checks on my Mustang2. For my IO-360 engine, I'm running the Andair Px375 boost pump, fed by the Aerolab internal/external gascolator that has a 50um...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-19-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,991
Posted By maniago
Thanks Gil. I have literally years of experience...

Thanks Gil. I have literally years of experience with Akzo as a primer, just not as the base for a top coat. I love the stuff. And Ive had to remove my fair share of it as well, in some cases...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-18-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,991
Posted By maniago
Reviving an old thread, as search didnt reveal an...

Reviving an old thread, as search didnt reveal an answer...

Question: As a follow on to Gils answer above, what top coat paint is compatible with Akzo as the primer base? I dont want to strip the...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-16-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By maniago
Not familiar with Nuvite? What polishing system...

Not familiar with Nuvite? What polishing system do you use for aircraft skins?
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-16-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By maniago
No joy on removing the clouds with lacquer. Has...

No joy on removing the clouds with lacquer.

Has anyone tried Alumiprep33 acid wash?
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-14-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By maniago
Ive hit it with acetone to no avail. Its not my...

Ive hit it with acetone to no avail. Its not my impression that its a residual oils issue, but I'll give it a shot cause I'm low on solutions. Maybe the slower evap rate of the toluene in it will...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-14-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By maniago
You maybe right, I may be overkilling it. I have...

You maybe right, I may be overkilling it. I have a boat load of fluorescent lights over head, and I can read the "Sears" on the door openner...thru the clouds.

However, I was just looking at the...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-14-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By maniago
The **** Undercast

So I'm heavily into polishing for the first time. But I'm stuck trying to get the undercase (or clouds) out of the finish. You can only see them when viewed directly from directly above.

Here's my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-28-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,733
Posted By maniago
1097s are for oversized holes, in your case a AD4...

1097s are for oversized holes, in your case a AD4 shank with a AD3 head. Buy them longer than you need and cut to length.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,756
Posted By maniago
NO thats not what he said. The purpose is to...

NO thats not what he said. The purpose is to catch your falling O2 level and get on oxygen, lung clearing etc before your are beyond that kind of help and the only solution for you is intubation or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,756
Posted By maniago
Any update on your stock on these? Thanks

Any update on your stock on these?

Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,525
Posted By maniago
I'm in the middle of polishing my plane, and...

I'm in the middle of polishing my plane, and pulling off the protective plastic thats been on the metal for the last 6 yrs at least. With some of the metal which was stored in FL, Ive got filiform...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,203
Posted By maniago
Stat-o-seal

Good job Otis! Awesome for blind access.

FWIW, I used a Stat-o-seal, $5; tho I had access to fish the inside nut thru the tank neck, and get a rachet wrench with extension on to the nut to hold it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,488
Posted By maniago
Ok fair enough. I'll step back from the...

Ok fair enough. I'll step back from the conversation and listen while you guys help the OP out with detailed explanations so we all can learn instead of just throwing stones at me for trying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,488
Posted By maniago
Ah yup, youre right. Theyre separated - I was...

Ah yup, youre right. Theyre separated - I was thinking of a transmission I'm working on and flipped my thought gears. My bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,488
Posted By maniago
Ah yes. Build a few motors amigo.

Ah yes. Build a few motors amigo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,488
Posted By maniago
What Charlie said^^^. The cup on the lifter...

What Charlie said^^^.

The cup on the lifter body is what moves and takes up the lash gap when the lifter is pumped up with oil pressure (usually needs some 25 or more psi to come up) - and there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,488
Posted By maniago
This is pretty good Otis. Kinda wished youd...

This is pretty good Otis. Kinda wished youd crunched your photos first, but its good. Not sure I quite get where you plumbed the pressure oil back into the system such that it doesnt push the oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,722
Posted By maniago
Spruce has the same as well for a buck or so more...

Spruce has the same as well for a buck or so more if youre already buying something from them....(thinking shipping...)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,229
Posted By maniago
Sounds good to me. Thanks for explaining your...

Sounds good to me. Thanks for explaining your rationale. As I sit here thinking about this connection (metal to plastic) and what youve said, it strikes me that I might just go and see if a simple...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-21-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By maniago
I put sharpie on Akzo all the time and it comes...

I put sharpie on Akzo all the time and it comes off no problem with acetone. I also use the same on bare metal. But on painted parts, I've actually had good luck just rubbing my finger (alot) on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,229
Posted By maniago
errrr......and why not a 3/16" to 1/4" brass...

errrr......and why not a 3/16" to 1/4" brass compression fitting instead? 5 for $10.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0AYGP6/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A2EZI3G0CWMAWQ&psc=1

Then to Lowes...
Forum: Safety 08-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By maniago
In the case of either an exhaust or a carb fire,...

In the case of either an exhaust or a carb fire, I cant think of any reason why you would want to stop cranking. It does make sense to me that if you know you have a carb fire, to shut your fuel...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 45,208
Posted By maniago
Quitting

When you get ready to quit, as yourself two qus: 1) is there something else Id rather be doing with my long term time? 2) Will my future self regret what my current self decides?

When you get your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By maniago
Sounds like an experiment worth testing. I would...

Sounds like an experiment worth testing. I would doubt youd see any temp reduction, but then again, someones already been here and thought about it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,576
Posted By maniago
Exactly. To the OP, this is the question you...

Exactly. To the OP, this is the question you need to answer first, or more importantly have your alternator mfg answer.....

And on a different front, can you prop your motor if your battery is dead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,685
Posted By maniago
Pretty sure my multigrain bread has a...

Pretty sure my multigrain bread has a date.......;)
Forum: Safety 08-09-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,511
Posted By maniago
Wow! That is awesome. I had no idea such a...

Wow! That is awesome. I had no idea such a course was out there. Wife and I just came back from the Karamat Extended Summer course in Edmonton as a way to start to school ourselves in bush survival...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By maniago
Your LEDs have a DC-DC current limiter -...

Your LEDs have a DC-DC current limiter - basically a switching power regulator, and is your EMI source. Not all LEDs use this chip. Run the power and gnd lines as a twisted pair all the way back to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,582
Posted By maniago
I dont know anything about your soft start...

I dont know anything about your soft start system, but from an purely electrical stand point, I'd check the voltage you are seeing at the module when on ABuss. Sounds like with all the starts you...
Forum: Primers 08-02-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,816
Posted By maniago
Akzo here and I use syringes as well. Good note...

Akzo here and I use syringes as well. Good note on not using medical ones. Garden variety are cheap on amazon, and I use the rubber plunger ones until they get hard to plunge, then get another one...
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,717
Posted By maniago
From my experience, double flares are only for...

From my experience, double flares are only for steel tubing and are at 45degs, and until recent years (past 30 or so) were only found on european vehicles. I cant say for sure, but I'd suspect that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,504
Posted By maniago
So what I'm hearing is, its ok if 1) noone sees...

So what I'm hearing is, its ok if 1) noone sees you doing it 2) you dont crash.

With phone cameras everywhere, probably would never get past 1)......
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,331
Posted By maniago
Agree 100%......way way past that decision point....

Agree 100%......way way past that decision point. I'm guessing electric conversions will come sooner than one of these on my front end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,504
Posted By maniago
I just came back from Alberta on a bushliving...

I just came back from Alberta on a bushliving course. Theres really no airstrips out there but alot of arrow straight dirt Range Roads. I'd like to go back and take the plane....can I land on a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,331
Posted By maniago
Ok so hang on a sec. Delete everything firewall...

Ok so hang on a sec. Delete everything firewall forward from the RV7 kit - mounts, cowl, prop, electrics, fuel system....with a new motor and new prop, all this stuff gotta be pushing 50K at least...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-17-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By maniago
Now thats an excellent idea. Something like this...

Now thats an excellent idea. Something like this would probably fit your bill

...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By maniago
Probably not a problem, but its a bit high for my...

Probably not a problem, but its a bit high for my liking. Theres always a voltage pot inside, so if it were me, I'd open it up and turn it down to 14.4 if you have something with rechargable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,699
Posted By maniago
Rarely if ever is the instrument panel relied on...

Rarely if ever is the instrument panel relied on as a load bearing piece, because you punch so many holes in it - its just an item to mount things in.

We dont know what youre building or what your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,727
Posted By maniago
I just finished this stage and tho I'm not an RV,...

I just finished this stage and tho I'm not an RV, the Mustang2 is basically an RV6 in size and we do basically the same operations in this area.

FWIW, I used 2 tubes on the canopy AND 2 for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,497
Posted By maniago
I dont have time to mess with a website, so I...

I dont have time to mess with a website, so I just use the blog template in MS Word (it asks you to publish it, but I dont) - its basically just a word document with wider margins so the pics go in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,356
Posted By maniago
Looks beautiful. But.....you know Red Cubes are...

Looks beautiful. But.....you know Red Cubes are notorious for being susceptible to vibration and heat......but it wont cause any fuel issues if it fails, so give it a try!

I'd also agree with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By maniago
Yup thats interesting to me as well. Thanks for...

Yup thats interesting to me as well. Thanks for the info.

I'm within a few mos of starting the DAR process and I suspect I wont be ready to complete it till after the 1 Jan date. I'm not in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By maniago
I have Akzo flat green on my glareshield. Just...

I have Akzo flat green on my glareshield. Just finished the windscreen to glareshield transition and targa stip and going to paint that Akzo as well as its similar to the green used on some of the...
Forum: Rocket 06-30-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,331
Posted By maniago
Just curious....are insurance cos picky about...

Just curious....are insurance cos picky about theft claims wrt locks vs no locks? Seems like a Catch22 in the making.....Not flying yet, so havent asked this qu of my co....
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,118
Posted By maniago
Not sure if that was meant in response to my...

Not sure if that was meant in response to my comment, tho to clarify my spare switches are in the parts bin not the plane.

That said, carry whatever you think you need as a spare....spare oil,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-28-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,118
Posted By maniago
This is a fun hangar discussion, but to the OP,...

This is a fun hangar discussion, but to the OP, dont worry about it. Buy another switch and move on. Nothing is fool proof; sh!t happens. Take apart the old one and see what the deal is. ...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,558
Posted By maniago
Ok I dont get it. Why arent you calling the...

Ok I dont get it. Why arent you calling the Hartzell tech line to ask these questions?
Forum: ADS-B 06-23-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 84,001
Posted By maniago
Shoot me an email on the PM and I'll e it back. ...

Shoot me an email on the PM and I'll e it back. Its only about 8megs.
Forum: COMM 06-21-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,092
Posted By maniago
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/ted...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/tednotch.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvt3o0a374gIVi0sNCh1r-QXfEAQYAiABEgKRIvD_BwE

Not cheap......but if you need it, you need it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,021
Posted By maniago
Wink Cherry picker is a regional thing. I wrenched in...

Cherry picker is a regional thing. I wrenched in the midwest when I was young. It was a cherry picker there. East coast however, its an (engine) crane, or hoist..... now pass me a soda...or uh.......
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-20-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,171
Posted By maniago
Are the pins with Deutsch connectors crimped with...

Are the pins with Deutsch connectors crimped with the same tool as for Dsub pins?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-19-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,171
Posted By maniago
WRT to amps, not really an issue, just run more...

WRT to amps, not really an issue, just run more than one wire to separate pins and voila! More amps. Heavier, yeah I suppose if youre really counting calories, but a bigger connector would also be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-18-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,171
Posted By maniago
The outer shell of the Dsub connectors is what...

The outer shell of the Dsub connectors is what "keys" the pins to reach their location, so additional pins do nothing to ensure a connection on an adjacent pin. Ergo, no, dont fill them.

But it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,538
Posted By maniago
For sure, engine first. So much to do once you...

For sure, engine first. So much to do once you get the engine that the avionics can wait a really long time. Your avionics decisions could change quite a bit depending on money, availability, tech...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,252
Posted By maniago
I deep into Sika'ing my canopy, windshield,...

I deep into Sika'ing my canopy, windshield, fairings, targa strip etc right now.

Sure seems pretty odd that its bonded to the AL but not the plexi. I cant imagine a builder priming etc one side and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By maniago
Though I havent actually pumped fuel with it yet,...

Though I havent actually pumped fuel with it yet, I electrically tested mine for half a second when I first wired it up - at least 2yrs from purchase. It did Nothing! WTFO I thought. I took it out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By maniago
I put 1/16" Fiberfrax on the firewall covered...

I put 1/16" Fiberfrax on the firewall covered with stainless steel foil, seamed with Al tape; and the same 1/16" on my exhaust tunnel covered with .012 Titanium sheet seemed with Firebarrier 2000. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,649
Posted By maniago
Whats this now? What are socker cylinders? ...

Whats this now? What are socker cylinders? Where can I read more about this...and is there similar for the 360 line? Not getting any google hits on socker cylinders....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By maniago
So I'm in the middle of this, but getting close...

So I'm in the middle of this, but getting close to first flight. I got my engine about 3 yrs ago, pickled with the proper preservation oil, but was a used engine so nothing on the cylinder walls...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,101
Posted By maniago
Amazed

I got a padded envelope from AU today also. Got no indications I was getting a front plate tho I had asked for one many times. Guess Allan is indeed back on the job.

Now if I could only get Jim...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,227
Posted By maniago
Rental house is different than a condo set up,...

Rental house is different than a condo set up, tho people still build planes (cars and boats) in those places too and have compressors. You can do a a lot with a 120v compressor and dont really need...
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