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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
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: 562
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: 736
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: 1,023
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: 375
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: 471
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: 1,046
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: 1,823
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: 1,825
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: 652
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: 652
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: 369
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: 1,220
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: 765
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: 2,027
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: 1,291
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: 972
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: 990
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: 888
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: 635
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: 2,288
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: 1,497
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: 778
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: 845
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: 1,521
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: 409
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: 1,341
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: 3,327
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: 1,225
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: 1,064
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: 1,570
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: 1,275
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: 336
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: 868
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: 1,258
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: 498
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: 1,378
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: 2,043
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: 562
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: 569
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: 5,498
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: 3,584
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: 2,124
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: 466
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: 3,381
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: 777
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: 630
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: 630
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: 770
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: 579
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: 1,979
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: 952
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: 1,082
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: 1,875
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: 515
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: 3,318
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: 2,098
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.
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,102
Posted By Raymo
I tried using one and didn't like it due to the...

I tried using one and didn't like it due to the amount of pressure required to compress the ring. If not compresses, it will pound the skin.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,047
Posted By Raymo
My plenum fit quite well. Certainly not perfect...

My plenum fit quite well. Certainly not perfect but required only minor modification to work. (circa 2016).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Raymo
Not an answer to your question but the Lycoming...

Not an answer to your question but the Lycoming Service Instruction No. 1241 covers pre-oiling the engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,753
Posted By Raymo
My engine was built in 2014 and has a solid crank...

My engine was built in 2014 and has a solid crank (O-360-A4M). I haven't been to the airport to check the SN. Anyone know if solid crank shafts are affected?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,029
Posted By Raymo
Your operating limitations, which must be in the...

Your operating limitations, which must be in the aircraft during operation, have the base-line W&B information, along with the following statement. It is up to the PIC to ensure the plane is within...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-16-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Raymo
I found no difference between the two. Bill R....

I found no difference between the two. Bill R. recommended to use the standard BR8ES and replace every 100 hrs.
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,349
Posted By Raymo
There is a good article in the July 2019 Sport...

There is a good article in the July 2019 Sport Aviation magazine (yes, I'm a little behind in my reading) called Electrified by the owner/builder of an electric Kit Fox. The engine is from an...
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