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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By rongawer
Talking Glad to help!

Glad to help!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By rongawer
https://aviationoiloutlet.com has free shipping...

https://aviationoiloutlet.com has free shipping over $75, which is essentially a case. I believe they're actually owned by PSC, but either way, they ship quickly to me and I've had great service over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By rongawer
I've done this to protect the connectors while...

I've done this to protect the connectors while routing the cable into the airframe. My guess is that's what going on here. Noting the written numbers from your photo, there is possibly some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,158
Posted By rongawer
Congratulations!

Looks great Kyle. Also looks like you still have a bit of work left going on the panel. Gotta love the post-first flight punch list. Good job man.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By rongawer
Aithre EX 3.0

I have the same handheld CO unit from Amazon and used it for several years. It's a nice, low cost option.

However, for my RV-10, the unit I've installed is an Aithre EX 3.0...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,513
Posted By rongawer
I do safety wire the plug through the filter...

I do safety wire the plug through the filter housing to the filter base, same piece of wire...easy.

I do it out of habit, although I've never actually had an oil filter come loose on anything I've...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,513
Posted By rongawer
The main intent of it is to minimize oil mess...

The main intent of it is to minimize oil mess during changes. It does this by providing a vent port, or vacuum breaker, if installed with the port facing upward, or a drain port with the port facing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,513
Posted By rongawer
Here's my new S10 housing with an oil vent (the...

Here's my new S10 housing with an oil vent (the reusable version of poking a nail in the filter). Beautiful craftsmanship.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,991
Posted By rongawer
I agree with sending you're case in for OH even...

I agree with sending you're case in for OH even with low hours and good appearance; DIVCO will boil the case out and inspect all of your passages and clearances, along with performing any service...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By rongawer
I agree with Bob and would proceed with...

I agree with Bob and would proceed with disassembling and buying replacements for the damaged parts. Depending on how much of a whack the drop was, I'd suspect that in addition to skin, you might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,513
Posted By rongawer
I've had the Challenger filters (the PMA'd laser...

I've had the Challenger filters (the PMA'd laser etched version of the K&P Engineering filters) for many years. While they do have some tooling marks from many, many uses, the "nuts" are still in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,991
Posted By rongawer
Looks like you're having fun and on the way to a...

Looks like you're having fun and on the way to a rebuild!

BTW, the gear shafts have lock plates in lieu of safety wire, which is Lycoming PN 71646, alternate part AEL71646 (i.e. less expensive)....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,513
Posted By rongawer
Yes, the C4 housing has the 1" nut on the end. It...

Yes, the C4 housing has the 1" nut on the end. It is the same in volume as the C3 housing. The direct answer to your question is that you can replace a 48110 with a S15, along with the 3/4-16 Thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,368
Posted By rongawer
I completely agree Ross.

I completely agree Ross.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,513
Posted By rongawer
Scott, the C4 housing is not on their website....

Scott, the C4 housing is not on their website. I'm made other posts to explain this, however, you can just call them to buy it or just get the S15 and drill the C3 housing flanges as an option....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,991
Posted By rongawer
You could do that, however aircraft paint...

You could do that, however aircraft paint stripper will do a great job with little effort. Might take a couple coats if the cylinders have been heavily painted, but works well with a pressure washer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,223
Posted By rongawer
I understand your sentiment, but I wouldn't say...

I understand your sentiment, but I wouldn't say no one likes bumps or crosswinds. Maybe I'm just an outlier, but I just passed my 48th year of flying and still commute daily through the "bumps" at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,223
Posted By rongawer
I suspect that some of your anxiety about the...

I suspect that some of your anxiety about the bumps (and likely turbulence in general) comes from the unknown, such as "will this thing hold together?". If so, maybe seeing the affect the bumps have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,053
Posted By rongawer
Looks like new engine gunk from assembly, such as...

Looks like new engine gunk from assembly, such as excess sealant that has come free and some minor corrosion products that are result of storage. I'd change the oil at another 25 hours and expect to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,997
Posted By rongawer
Truck it

Here's how I get MOGAS to the airport. Ironically, the current 100LL price at my home airport is actually less than 91 octane pump gas nearby. And fuel price is my driver for hauling fuel. Prior to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By rongawer
Stall will always, always, occur at the same...

Stall will always, always, occur at the same angle of attack for a given wing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By rongawer
AOA

Stall speed will be higher clean than dirty, but that is a function of the extra lift the flaps provide. However the angle between wing chord line and relative wind at stall is constant and is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,991
Posted By rongawer
I encourage you to read SB 240W; it's a good...

I encourage you to read SB 240W; it's a good resource for what should be replaced at repair or overhaul. Elaboration below.



True, Lycoming crankcases have studs and nuts that "hold" the cylinder...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By rongawer
It may not be "acceptable", as in the approved...

It may not be "acceptable", as in the approved method that I provided earlier, however it is definitely a good solution. You might be surprised to find that diode isolation circuits are used in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,991
Posted By rongawer
I completely agree. I purchased a B&C LX60 for my...

I completely agree. I purchased a B&C LX60 for my main and their BC410-H for my gear driven backup. Two batteries and two alternators to keep that "heart" beating.

Separately, I have a brand new set...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,991
Posted By rongawer
I've built my own engine several times, and I...

I've built my own engine several times, and I applaud your venture in this. Aside from all the mystery and fear surrounding "aircraft engines", a Lycoming 540 is essentially an expensive, high...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By rongawer
Technically, my current engine is a Whammadyne...

Technically, my current engine is a Whammadyne 540....so I can neither confirm nor deny that I've used Motul 300V in my Lycoming. :cool:

The short answer is that it works well if you're running...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By rongawer
I too have used Blackstone Labs for many years...

I too have used Blackstone Labs for many years and appreciate their personal analysis of the oil sample, which goes above simply providing the data.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By rongawer
While that does work for sequencing, having the...

While that does work for sequencing, having the function of Go Around allows you to immediately activate the mode and have the AP pitch for go around, generally at Vy, which can be done at any time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,033
Posted By rongawer
Diode Isolation Circuit

Yes there is. The best option is a double pole - single throw momentary button which allows you to have both the GTN and AP receive a discrete signal simultaneously. I haven't installed Dynon...
Forum: Reviews 05-05-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,690
Posted By rongawer
That's interesting. I've been buying oil from...

That's interesting. I've been buying oil from them for years and have never had a glitch. I placed an order for 2 cases of Philips Victory 20w50 on April 14th, got a shipping notice on 4/15 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By rongawer
Material thickness and type is listed in Section...

Material thickness and type is listed in Section 4 of the KAI for each part.
Forum: Tools 05-03-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,494
Posted By rongawer
Hey Moderator...

This one should be in Tools.

Done!
Forum: Tools 05-03-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By rongawer
Torque Wrenches ad nauseam...

Here's a good thread on the same topic.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=202904&highlight=torque
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,513
Posted By rongawer
K&P owns both websites, usaoilflters is simply...

K&P owns both websites, usaoilflters is simply their online store.

The C4 housing does exist - it's the same part without the PMA laser etching they make for Challenger. I bought one last year and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,513
Posted By rongawer
I'm sad to learn of K&P's owner passing; I talked...

I'm sad to learn of K&P's owner passing; I talked with him a few times over the years and appreciate his innovation. However, I did just order an S40 filter for my motorcycle and it came within a few...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By rongawer
Sorry guys, I corrected my link. Apparently the...

Sorry guys, I corrected my link. Apparently the Amazon link has gong wonky. Stahlbus does indeed have one...I've bought a few of them. The correct drain is an NPT 1/2-14 with PN...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By rongawer
It appears to be a loaded up valve (carbon and...

It appears to be a loaded up valve (carbon and lead combustion byproducts). As others have mentioned, brutally lean the engine on the ground - to the point that it stumbles in ground idle, and then...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By rongawer
Appears to be a standard 1/2" toggle. A good...

Appears to be a standard 1/2" toggle. A good replacement is a Honeywell 2TL1-10, which can be wired to provide the ON-ON-ON function shown. Available from Stein, DigiKey, and I'm sure many others....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,257
Posted By rongawer
According to my log book, about 17.5% of the...

According to my log book, about 17.5% of the time. There's nothing like being well equipped and proficient on that equipment.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By rongawer
Stahlbus

I recommend the Stahlbus quick drain. It has a quick 1/4 turn insert, which is easier IMO than the "shove a hose on and then push and turn" method. But the real benefit is a cap with an o-ring to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 18,257
Posted By rongawer
I use a Whelen Vertex as well. I had one on my...

I use a Whelen Vertex as well. I had one on my previous RV on the VS like you have it, but on my 10, I put it below the tail. I found that it's very bright and creates a large red circle on the...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-03-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,861
Posted By rongawer
Agree! It looks like you both had a wonderful...

Agree!

It looks like you both had a wonderful time. Keep that going!

I can think of a couple hundred thousand things that will help keep that grin in place ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By rongawer
I don't understand your comment Walt. If a...

I don't understand your comment Walt. If a component will be regularly removed, you would want to use this due to low break-away torque, which would imply easier removal; Loctite lists this as 1.25...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By rongawer
I use Loctite 567 for all pipe threads. It has...

I use Loctite 567 for all pipe threads. It has the added benefit of being resistant to alcohol (ethanol), which will soften Permatex #2 and liquify Fuel Lube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,274
Posted By rongawer
EAA Falcon

I go through EAA Insurance, which is essentially Falcon (but that way I'm providing a little support to the home team as well). I was pleasantly surprised with no change in policy renewal this year.
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By rongawer
The F-1017 ribs under the rear seats do not taper...

The F-1017 ribs under the rear seats do not taper aft, so you could use those for alignment. If you're mounting under the rear seats, the F-1005A bulkhead is a good reference to square from.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,400
Posted By rongawer
There's a lot of thoughts, opinions - and a lot...

There's a lot of thoughts, opinions - and a lot of myth - on this topic, however I'd point to the fact that Lycoming changed to, and has continued to build for decades now, large journal, wide deck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,446
Posted By rongawer
N762G

The G is for Gawer. The 762 is a homage to the tool the Marines issued to me back in the Carter era.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,400
Posted By rongawer
If by GAMI's you mean fuel injectors, SDS's...

If by GAMI's you mean fuel injectors, SDS's electronic fuel injectors go way beyond the ability of a fixed orifice injector. And You can trim fuel to a single injector, or as you implied with "a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,400
Posted By rongawer
The main journal on a small journal crankshaft is...

The main journal on a small journal crankshaft is 2.3745" compared to a large main journal crankshaft at 2.6245", for a difference of 0.25" on the main journals; a significant difference, but not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By rongawer
Good advice from Larry. I'll add that if you...

Good advice from Larry. I'll add that if you can't see the band, just use an ohm meter. With continuity, your ground lead is connected to the ground end of the diode (cathode). My old Navy-taught...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,151
Posted By rongawer
I must admit that I didn't give it much thought...

I must admit that I didn't give it much thought for what was about $30 when I bought the new pedal and chucked the old one. I figured that after who knows how many thousands of rivets, the valve had...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,151
Posted By rongawer
I've had a Numatx for quite some time and almost...

I've had a Numatx for quite some time and almost done with the second airplane using it. I did have the same issue with air venting in the released position and found that a little tool oil in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,992
Posted By rongawer
That's a fair statement, and I appreciate your...

That's a fair statement, and I appreciate your advocating for the community at large.

A great way to advocate is providing additional knowledge - and knowledge is power. In this case, the power to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,767
Posted By rongawer
Yeah, I remember that period, and the venture...

Yeah, I remember that period, and the venture into using synthetic aviation oil. I believe Shell had some as well.

If I recall correctly, it was removed from the market mostly a result of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By rongawer
Another fine article from Dan. I'll give a plug...

Another fine article from Dan. I'll give a plug for the Earl's EZ-Beader, which I bought one off Amazon and used for creating my six drain tubes...pretty easy and worked well for this small job.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By rongawer
Very cool Martin! I like it.

Very cool Martin! I like it.
Forum: Painting your RV 03-22-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By rongawer
No worries

A little paint and/or primer won't affect the ability of a nut plate to work. If nothing else, it's adds a little preservative to the threads and enhances their locking force. ;)

Seriously, I...
Forum: Tools 03-22-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By rongawer
Lower cost option

I use this one, a 3M 64900. It's the more economically priced wheel, and as near as I can tell does the same job; on some fractional level, it's a slightly rougher burr. I got about the same life as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,767
Posted By rongawer
Nice. Seeing that we're heading off the...

Nice. Seeing that we're heading off the reservation on this, I'd prefer to run a full synthetic, such as Motul 300V for improved lubricity for air cooled cylinders and a longer service life. Maybe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,807
Posted By rongawer
ahh, good catch, thanks. Ok, even more incentive...

ahh, good catch, thanks. Ok, even more incentive to just de-rivet the leading edge skin. While banging it out would be a short term repair, if it's not affecting flight control, bending it back out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
Posted By rongawer
Which bulkhead do you have your GMU mounted on?

Which bulkhead do you have your GMU mounted on?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,992
Posted By rongawer
While I appreciate the humor in that, and have...

While I appreciate the humor in that, and have long held that I'm doing my part to keep the average down... as you've provided, detonation can occur in an operating certified engine - very quickly....
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