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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,032
Posted By TimO
Tim, I don't think I'd jump right to pulling the...

Tim,
I don't think I'd jump right to pulling the cylinder, yet that may indeed be the path you end up on either way. I don't think honing is step 1 either.

I would say that step 1 is to get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By TimO
I took my future son-in-law for his first RV-14...

I took my future son-in-law for his first RV-14 ride last week. We have an RV-14 an and RV-10. He's 6' 9" tall.

He does fit in the RV-10 ok. I can say though that it would be completely...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,373
Posted By TimO
Reminds me of an old friend of mine...Dan, who...

Reminds me of an old friend of mine...Dan, who wanted badly to get his RV-10 done and flying. He did. But that was where the story got interesting, and came to a quick end. He was a 100 hour...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,460
Posted By TimO
I second Bob Turners comment about transition...

I second Bob Turners comment about transition training. Insurance companies should think real hard about what they really want out of newly insured homebuilts. Do they want actual safety, or the...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By TimO
That's what I'd suggest too. I didn't use any...

That's what I'd suggest too. I didn't use any conduit, and keep the wires forward.

Also, I doubt you'll find a workable way to use conduit between the aft tail and the rudder.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-03-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By TimO
I had similar issues with B&C that they were...

I had similar issues with B&C that they were going to fix for me but it's been over a year now with no fix.

I had an IO-540 narrow deck and a new IO-390, and had plane power 70A and 60A...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By TimO
I've had both on my -10 and didn't find any...

I've had both on my -10 and didn't find any significant difference. When switching the baffles from one to the other, the only thing I think that I ran into is a slight difference in the position of...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By TimO
That's why the racing plugs are better. If...

That's why the racing plugs are better. If they're iridium, they really don't wear on that electrode, so you get consistent gap for the life of the plug. The TT series I mentioned previously has...
Forum: RV-14 01-23-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By TimO
You could also check out the Denso TT series...

You could also check out the Denso TT series plugs. They have iridium on both the center and ground electrode, and should really last a long log time. Those could be 500 hour plugs if you treated...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By TimO
Super, it worked today, thanks Greg. I got to...

Super, it worked today, thanks Greg.

I got to take a peek this week with a camera as I had the seats out. No cracks that I could see on mine. Without a camera, it's nearly impossible to get to 2...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By TimO
This form link in the .pdf isn't active from the...

This form link in the .pdf isn't active from the looks of it. Are you still looking for feedback on these cracks?
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,913
Posted By TimO
Those look like the aero classic tires, correct? ...

Those look like the aero classic tires, correct? You'll get better treadwear out of some of the other brands of tires, and although you're correct that your wear is a far heavier on that one tire...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,130
Posted By TimO
That first reply was spot on. Supply vs demand. ...

That first reply was spot on. Supply vs demand. The -14 will probably always command more money than a 7/9 will, because most -14's will come with IO-390's and newer equipment. But there is just a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By TimO
Interesting. I have a gut feeling that the...

Interesting. I have a gut feeling that the leakage isn't correct. With the amount of airflow through at least the top of the cowl, I wouldn't expect the plugs to get much leakage that would even...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By TimO
Are you using the normal red boots that come with...

Are you using the normal red boots that come with Lightspeed? The darkening reminds me of the blackening that happens when you get black rubber hot. Many things that I have seen that use black...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-15-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,349
Posted By TimO
I think the environmental heating and cooling of...

I think the environmental heating and cooling of batteries in an airplane would be very challenging. First, you have hot summer days where your wings would literally bake them, worse than the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,003
Posted By TimO
I'd agree with the post above this one....

I'd agree with the post above this one.

Previously, I always left the heat on all winter. What I absolutely didn't want to do is turn it on and then not fly. So if it was on, I left it on until I...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By TimO
Sure, I'll try to get pics if I can remember. ...

Sure, I'll try to get pics if I can remember. I'm not sure when I'll get it done but hopefully in November.
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By TimO
Ah yes, I see it on the one posted today on their...

Ah yes, I see it on the one posted today on their plans updates site. So has it been there a while, or was that just posted with this revision on 11/6/2020? I'd never seen it before and ran across...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,189
Posted By TimO
Vertical Stab anti-seize

I just posted a thread on the RV-10 forum about a weird difference in plans between the RV-10 and RV-14. I hadn't noticed when I built, if the original plans called for anti-seize when attaching...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By TimO
RV-10 vs RV-14 Vertical Stab - SB related work

I wasn't sure how to word the subject of this post, given the situation we're in today with the new Service Bulletin for rudder hinge bracket repair. But, I wanted to post this now, because I may...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By TimO
I'd second that on good service. When I...

I'd second that on good service. When I installed my system a month ago on the new IO-540, it was easy to do, but while routing wires I pulled too hard on the thermostat wire and broke the pin off. ...
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By TimO
I have the Reiff on both the IO-540 and IO-390. ...

I have the Reiff on both the IO-540 and IO-390. It works great, and is a simple install. I had Tanis on a certified plane before, but that fit into the CHT probe holes, which forced me to use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By TimO
I don't know that you really need to add any sort...

I don't know that you really need to add any sort of floor covering once you're all repaired. Here's what I did in 2 hangars:

1 hangar had severe pitting like you describe, under the whole front...
Forum: Tools 09-21-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,912
Posted By TimO
I had some local guys tell me they used Philips...

I had some local guys tell me they used Philips P2R bits rather than the standard #2 and they hold much better. I don't know that the tip itself should really be all that much different, but the...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-17-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,295
Posted By TimO
Was there OSH week. They had the water off then...

Was there OSH week. They had the water off then too. :)

Great place to do a camp stop if you're flying x/c. We watched the comet from the ramp there. Nice people, easy access to rental cars, and...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,901
Posted By TimO
All upgraded

The pump came back today. 6 total days round trip, including the weekend, and that was sent out Tuesday after Labor Day weekend.

They said that they were aware of shaft and rotor wear, after...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,901
Posted By TimO
Well for sure. But my post does say that you get...

Well for sure. But my post does say that you get the complete functional upgrade to the #7 (which is all new parts internally with the different material), and that they DO NOT do the wire pigtail or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-12-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,048
Posted By TimO
I've had lightspeed on my IO-540 for 14 years,...

I've had lightspeed on my IO-540 for 14 years, and on my IO-390 for 4 now. I wouldn't be without it. I do tend to agree with the comments about not knowing how long vendors will be around, so I...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,901
Posted By TimO
I sent my Andair pump back to them on...

I sent my Andair pump back to them on Tuesday...to arrive Friday. When I emailed them they checked the S/N and sent me a pdf on an upgrade offer that they apparently have had for a while. It's for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,771
Posted By TimO
Hey Vic, I finished reading your book! Great...

Hey Vic, I finished reading your book! Great job! Of course, now I'm a little itchy to go re-inspect my planes. ;) I've seen some things wear that I didn't expect to, over the years, and even...
Forum: Propellers 09-07-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,742
Posted By TimO
To be clear, yes, you’re correct, but limiting...

To be clear, yes, you’re correct, but limiting pitch also
Limits the ultimate RPM that you can make. So by changing the blade angle of finest pitch you’re also changing max static RPM.
Forum: Propellers 09-07-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,742
Posted By TimO
Sorry about that. Here's a better...

Sorry about that. Here's a better run-down.

Previously I had a P-860-3 governors on my old IO-540. The new IO-540 required a P-860-5. My old governor limited my prop to 2700 rpm. But, that was...
Forum: Propellers 09-07-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,742
Posted By TimO
I finished the adjustment on mine yesterday. My...

I finished the adjustment on mine yesterday. My governor was previously set to run about 2740rpm, out of the box. The prop RPM on the ground was about 2700 rpm static, but on takeoff I could see...
Forum: Propellers 09-05-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,742
Posted By TimO
I helped a friend go through this on his IO-540...

I helped a friend go through this on his IO-540 this week. I don't remember how many turns he had to take it, but I think it was more than 2. My advice is maybe contrary to what others may feel,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,810
Posted By TimO
I love that place. Glacier is beautiful! Was...

I love that place. Glacier is beautiful!

Was Ryan field closed for fire danger when you were there, or what was the reason? Made me wonder how you got out...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,016
Posted By TimO
For me I find it a deal breaker. I have my 2nd...

For me I find it a deal breaker. I have my 2nd EI waiting for me to install it, and then I'll have dual E.I. I installed my standby alternator last fall for 3 reasons. 1 being that I got...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-21-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By TimO
Very cool! The plane is looking good with the...

Very cool! The plane is looking good with the backdrop of Johnson Creek!
Hope you have a great time there!
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,901
Posted By TimO
I'll be very interested to see what you come up...

I'll be very interested to see what you come up with for mounting. Clearly this is something that can't just be left as-is, with my version 2 pump. I'll be trying to be careful to use the pump...
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,901
Posted By TimO
Fill me in more on the pump version information...

Fill me in more on the pump version information if you have any. On the top of my pump it says:

Part no: PX375-TC#2
SerialNo: 31849

So is this saying that I'm a revision 2 pump and someone...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,901
Posted By TimO
Same here

I've had the same issue a handful of times. Plane sits a few days, go to prime and get no pressure or flow and a definite different sound. You can tell it's just not primed. If it gets primed, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,409
Posted By TimO
I've had a Tow Buddy, a mini max, and now a Best...

I've had a Tow Buddy, a mini max, and now a Best Tugs Alpha 3.
All of them do the job, but with various differences.

One word of warning though: Don't go and test drive a Best Tugs Alpha. If you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,644
Posted By TimO
Just feedback now that I'm running a Lightspeed...

Just feedback now that I'm running a Lightspeed (right) and SureFly (Left) on a new IO-540. I run fixed timing on the surefly. It's a brand new engine so I'm having to do break in, so it's very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,272
Posted By TimO
I'm not sure why there isn't a choice C. I don't...

I'm not sure why there isn't a choice C. I don't really think A and B cover it all that well. I agree with the commenters about muscle memory and keeping procedures. I also want what's best for my...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,893
Posted By TimO
If possible, move the OAT probe outboard of all...

If possible, move the OAT probe outboard of all of the prop blast. Getting it out in free air, under the wing, will keep it more accurate. A good place is next to a wing inspection panel on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,501
Posted By TimO
Steve, I am not sure if you could replace them...

Steve,
I am not sure if you could replace them without removing the alternator or not. I would think that with all the right tools, maybe. That said, I think that since you'd already have the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,501
Posted By TimO
True, that would be an option as well.

True, that would be an option as well.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,501
Posted By TimO
It's been answered once above, but I'll answer it...

It's been answered once above, but I'll answer it again.

The ACS regulator part is indeed the same as original, modified with a wire for the OV protection and comes with brushes. It's a good idea...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,934
Posted By TimO
Buldoc Aviation, if you're near the KMSP area.

Buldoc Aviation, if you're near the KMSP area.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,014
Posted By TimO
That looks pretty sweet, Dennis! Congrats!

That looks pretty sweet, Dennis!
Congrats!
Forum: Job Board 08-01-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,046
Posted By TimO
Network Engineer displaced by COVID

After 18 years as a Network Engineer at a multi-state hospital system, COVID came and 50% of all IT staff got furloughed. I've got more time than that with Linux/Unix variants of many types,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,843
Posted By TimO
Snopercod, Do they demand liability for in-flight...

Snopercod,
Do they demand liability for in-flight also? I'm thinking if it's because you're in their hangar, maybe a not-in flight, or just in-motion on the ground policy may be acceptable?

People...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,644
Posted By TimO
Sort of replying to my own post above. A friend...

Sort of replying to my own post above. A friend who already installed his Surefly did some testing for me today with an oscilloscope. From the Surefly FAQ, the tach signal is "60VDC pulse with 10Vdc...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,644
Posted By TimO
I would be interested if anyone has the actual...

I would be interested if anyone has the actual details on what is needed to actually integrate the surefly tach, from a signal perspective. I know they sell the tach board that has various tach...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,687
Posted By TimO
Time flew by too quick and I ended up just...

Time flew by too quick and I ended up just replacing my PC680. First flight was
June 2016, but the battery was dated 3/2015. It was over 5 years old when replaced last week. Never had a bit of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,532
Posted By TimO
Tshort has the answer. I know for sure there are...

Tshort has the answer. I know for sure there are at least 2 sizes, because my IO-540 and IO-390 are not the same. I used rubber stoppers and needed to buy 2 different sizes. Same with the breather...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,796
Posted By TimO
This was sort of suggested above, but, you will...

This was sort of suggested above, but, you will run into many frustrations and if you follow the rules for hardware, occasionally you will also find some listed hardware may not fit perfectly for...
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By TimO
I had one that went through the tunnel but...

I had one that went through the tunnel but switched it for one that just exits the very aft of the lower cowl a few months ago.

I didn't do anything with the tunnel. The engine cools very well. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,370
Posted By TimO
A friend of mine sent me video a week or so ago. ...

A friend of mine sent me video a week or so ago. You could see at shutdown that the fuel pressure rose up to 50psi and then stopped reading beyond that. So I'm sure it all just depends on what...
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,771
Posted By TimO
I don't have a pic of mine installed but it's...

I don't have a pic of mine installed but it's sort of T or Y shaped. A single stem and a slotted wider part of the bracket at the top. It looks similar to the ones that plug into the round harness...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,771
Posted By TimO
You're making too much out of it. The Y bracket...

You're making too much out of it.
The Y bracket is the normal bracket and works just fine. It's got a single mounting hole. You just pick the appropriate hole to mount it in that gives the seat...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,380
Posted By TimO
Lots of good replies so far. My opinion is,...

Lots of good replies so far. My opinion is, about a month if you do most everything you can at home.

My advice on hangars is, if you are going to buy one, buy one a.s.a.p., at least in most...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,370
Posted By TimO
I have an ancient EFIS that uses the Grand Rapids...

I have an ancient EFIS that uses the Grand Rapids EIS 4000/6000 as my engine monitor. They sell a couple different fuel pressure sensors, one of which is a higher pressure one that was highly...
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,370
Posted By TimO
While I don't have that particular sensor,...

While I don't have that particular sensor, myself, to piggyback on Lenny's comment, I have the Avistar on my IO-390 and I do know that it holds in fuel pressure with the mixture at idle cut-off. I...
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