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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-15-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By pa38112
Mine was easy. I have a Sam Jams cowl, so...

Mine was easy. I have a Sam Jams cowl, so vertical space is tight in the air box. I made a template for the base plate out of cardboard. I cut the honeycomb a bit over-size and bonded it to the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By pa38112
I'm surprised they sold these - the grid is too...

I'm surprised they sold these - the grid is too large. The idea behind it is to introduce air into the carburetor with laminar flow. To achieve that, the height needs to be 3X the opening. My grid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By pa38112
Tail wheel training cart

Years ago I saw an article on building a cart that was towed behind a vehicle to teach tail wheel rudder control. It was a tail wheel wooden cart with rear steering controlled by a 2" x 4" that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By pa38112
In automotive you would learn to paint, but you...

In automotive you would learn to paint, but you would spend 90% of your time prepping, and automotive prep is not the same as GA prep. I would get a job at a GA paint shop, do that for a while - see...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By pa38112
I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is...

I have found that the MEK substitute works, it is just a little slow. It works better then acetone, but I do use acetone to clean after the old sealant is removed, because the MEK substitute leaves...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By pa38112
I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...

I thought I was supposed to land on the red dot...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,340
Posted By pa38112
I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the...

I'm thinking the water is not very deep so the nosewheel stopped it from flipping over.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By pa38112
Let's see: they rebuilt the mag, and that did not...

Let's see: they rebuilt the mag, and that did not fix it; they found some bad wires, and that did not fix it. Then they sent e-mag for rebuilt because they don't know what else it could be? There are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By pa38112
Personally, I think there is a market for custom...

Personally, I think there is a market for custom weighted props. If you want to add 8 pounds to your nose, just order a composite Whirlwind prop with 8 pounds of steal, (or lead, or whatever) molded...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-24-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By pa38112
Are you asking about safety, or reliability? My...

Are you asking about safety, or reliability? My personal experience is that magnetos are not reliable. I have had varying degrees of failures on at least 4 occasions; however, they are safe because...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,307
Posted By pa38112
Excellent to know that this can be done! I have...

Excellent to know that this can be done! I have thought of dropping the oil pan, but there does not seem to be a way to access from there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,139
Posted By pa38112
You mush have never been in one of these rodeos. ...

You mush have never been in one of these rodeos. Insurance will only tell you how much they will give you. It is on the owner to find a shop to work on an experimental, negotiate the cost, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By pa38112
Try a dab of Jet-A or Kerosene on the tool...

Try a dab of Jet-A or Kerosene on the tool mandrel. If they still crack then I would say you have some bad rivets.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By pa38112
I don't know what the current break-in...

I don't know what the current break-in recommendations are (5-10 Hrs of hard running ?), but as soon as the cylinders are broken in I would be running LOP. After you have the rings seated what would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-09-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By pa38112
I did the same when re-sealing my fuel tanks. I...

I did the same when re-sealing my fuel tanks. I just shortened the caulk gun, and used it with the proseal mini tubes. did not make a piston.
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By pa38112
I have a sensenich FP on my 6A with an O-360. My...

I have a sensenich FP on my 6A with an O-360. My son has a Whirlwind GA on his 6A with an O-320. He out-performs me in every phase of flight except climb rate.
When he had a Sensenich the planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By pa38112
The engine takes me 4-5 hours. The air frame...

The engine takes me 4-5 hours. The air frame takes maybe 6-7. Repacking the wheel bearings takes the longest, followed by removing the spar cover and rear bulkheads for inspections. There is nothing...
Forum: Propellers 08-07-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By pa38112
Are you looking at their ground Adjustable or...

Are you looking at their ground Adjustable or their CS prop?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By pa38112
The electric fuel pump can cause erratic...

The electric fuel pump can cause erratic readings. Was that shut off?
Remember, the red cube measures fuel flow to the carb, not the fuel flow that the engine is consuming. If you have a sticking...
Forum: Job Board 08-06-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By pa38112
I am not building anything right now, but I have...

I am not building anything right now, but I have a couple of Vans wing practice kits if you want to come pound some rivets and see how the process works. I also have a complete RV7 Empennage you can...
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By pa38112
This is not a direct answer, but I have a RV6A...

This is not a direct answer, but I have a RV6A with a O-360 and FP Sensenich. My son has a RV6A with a O-320. His use to have a FP Sensenich. The two planes performed almost identical except I could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,318
Posted By pa38112
It depends on why it is a salvage engine. There...

It depends on why it is a salvage engine. There could be a nice plane with a nice low time engine and the line guy backs the fuel truck into wing a fuselage.
I would buy that salvage engine any day....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By pa38112
Pro-Seal gets soft when exposed to fuel and air...

Pro-Seal gets soft when exposed to fuel and air cycles. This does not happen in the tank because there is enough vapor pressure to prevent it; however, external Pro-Seal that is exposed to fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By pa38112
FSDO regions

Interesting: I have a RV in New Jersey, and one in California. My NJ LODA came from the Philadelphia FSDO, the CA LODA came from the South Florida FSDO...
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,148
Posted By pa38112
Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. ...

Wherever you can see if there has been rotation. I have seen examples of the torque seal breaking off of the threads without breaking the torque seal. This allows the clump of torque seal to spin...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,120
Posted By pa38112
He is not going to hear the radio over the mower....

He is not going to hear the radio over the mower. He is focused on mowing, not looking for you. Buzz him and give him time to move.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By pa38112
Call TS Flight Lines. They sell a really nice...

Call TS Flight Lines. They sell a really nice kit for this...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-16-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By pa38112
+1 for MGL. I put an EMS-2 ($455 plus sensors)...

+1 for MGL. I put an EMS-2 ($455 plus sensors) in my son's RV6. I am happy with it. Another option would be to buy a used UBG-16. I have one in my 6A and am happy with that too.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-13-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By pa38112
e-mail sent. Let me know if you need more...

e-mail sent. Let me know if you need more information.
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-13-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By pa38112
send me your e-mail address and I will send you...

send me your e-mail address and I will send you one...
Forum: ADS-B 07-12-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By pa38112
Altitude Reporting

I have a Garmin 345 with the integrated altitude encoder. I set it up and calibrated it per the manual, but every time I talk to ATC they see me as 900' off. Does anyone have a set-up procedure for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By pa38112
Formation of 6 - near LA

Whoever was flying in a formation of RV's over 70 outside of LA - Thank you !
I am visiting from New Jersey. About 7:00pm I was on 70 heading into Walnut when a formation of six RV's flew overhead....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By pa38112
I would run a separate (temp) P-lead and see if...

I would run a separate (temp) P-lead and see if the problem persists. if not, you have a wiring or switch issue.
Is this a new problem? Have you confirmed the timing?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By pa38112
Aaaa, I thought he was saying it is bypassing the...

Aaaa, I thought he was saying it is bypassing the filter box. If there is no ram air inlet below the cylinders then yes you are loosing performance (maybe), but no, there is no harm being done. This...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By pa38112
Your engine is ingesting unfiltered air. That is...

Your engine is ingesting unfiltered air. That is not the best situation.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-24-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By pa38112
Paul, thanks for the report - I'll go a few more...

Paul, thanks for the report - I'll go a few more years before worrying about it.
I assume in 10 years you have had your P-mags upgraded at least once, but any longevity/preventative maintenance ...
Forum: Tools 06-23-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,345
Posted By pa38112
I bought a Milbar for a mechanic at work. Just...

I bought a Milbar for a mechanic at work. Just yesterday I needed to use them and was a thinking how I much prefer the one I got from ACS.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By pa38112
P-mag rubber hose

I am thinking the rubber vacuum hose that comes with P-mags should be replaced every three years. Does anyone have a source for this hose, or an alternative?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-23-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By pa38112
The #1 Golf Course in the country is right next...

The #1 Golf Course in the country is right next to 19N. The question is: what is your handicap?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,067
Posted By pa38112
I should have updated this tread... They got...

I should have updated this tread... They got back to me on FB and are shipping my tanks shortly. That seems to be the best way to communicate with them...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By pa38112
prop log.. If the prop were to be replaced, the...

prop log.. If the prop were to be replaced, the weights would come off too. There is no wrong answer, but I think most people would look in the prop log for this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,403
Posted By pa38112
My wife is not a fan of flying. We are in a 6,...

My wife is not a fan of flying. We are in a 6, not an 8, but we routinely do 6 hours in two 3 hour legs with a lunch or dinner stop. We have done several 8 hours in 4 hour legs. Once we did 14 hours...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,067
Posted By pa38112
Latest on Hotel Whisky

Does anyone know the latest on Hotel Whisky Aviation? I know they changed hands and then had some quality problems they were trying to work through. Now there seems to be silence. I ordered and paid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,027
Posted By pa38112
I found it extremely helpful to build my...

I found it extremely helpful to build my empennage at Synergy. The basic class taught be the basics. I would have struggled building the empennage with just the basic class. Once the empennage was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By pa38112
What you are seeing is fairly normal. Having said...

What you are seeing is fairly normal. Having said that, if it gets in an injector it will likely plug it. The filters seem to be doing their thing. Keep an eye on them, and keep flying.
Forum: Northeast 05-26-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,804
Posted By pa38112
Skip Martha's Vineyard. Instead go to either...

Skip Martha's Vineyard. Instead go to either Nantucket or Block Island. Tangier is interesting, but after an hour and a half you will have seen the whole thing and be ready to leave.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By pa38112
Why replace auto plugs

I run spark plugs in my car for 60,000 with no issues. Why is it that everyone recommends replacing auto plugs every year? The only answer I have heard is "They are cheap", and that does not tell me...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-20-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,218
Posted By pa38112
RV6A - I took the valve apart and fuel shot up...

RV6A - I took the valve apart and fuel shot up hitting me in the eyes. I plugged the valve with one hand and rebuilt the stem (new o-rings) one-handed with the other hand, all while blind and with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By pa38112
I have the same set-up. The way the pump works...

I have the same set-up. The way the pump works creates pulses in the fuel flow. The fuel surges forward, and then slightly retracts when the pressure decreases. This gives an artificially high fuel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,272
Posted By pa38112
Save yourself a ton of money and installation...

Save yourself a ton of money and installation time/complexity. An EZ heat pad will warm the oil and engine. They are about $150, don't take up any space, and work fantastic. I have had them on 5...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,524
Posted By pa38112
Properly installed, two P-mags is by far the best...

Properly installed, two P-mags is by far the best option. Why mix technologies - the chance of both failing is almost un-heard of.
Forum: California 04-30-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By pa38112
Tiedowns are available and reasonable. Hangers...

Tiedowns are available and reasonable. Hangers are hard to come by. My son (Hunter) has his RV tied down and has been on the hanger waiting list for over a year. With the weather their, being...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By pa38112
Please post updates on this same thread if they...

Please post updates on this same thread if they ever do start leaking there. It would be a good data point.
Cutting the holes in the baffle is not very difficult, so do not be afraid of doing it in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By pa38112
I put one on my 0-360-A1A to try to improve my...

I put one on my 0-360-A1A to try to improve my fuel/air distribution. It did not really make any improvement. I would not spend the money again.
Forum: Reviews 04-12-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By pa38112
Just be very careful. If you are looking at the...

Just be very careful. If you are looking at the data in-flight and hit the wrong button your p-mags will fault. I did this once by mistake and it really got my attention! I forget how I cleared it.
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,643
Posted By pa38112
Mel, Is there any greater emergency at the moment...

Mel, Is there any greater emergency at the moment then a fire in the cockpit? Why not use your extinguisher and then deal with the 50 seconds of cloud? I feel the fire is the greater of the two risks.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-09-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By pa38112
+1 on Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor and Arcadia National...

+1 on Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor and Arcadia National park are basically one in the same. You stay in the same place and see both. 3-4 days there and you will have seen what you need to see.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By pa38112
What you are seeing is "normal", but it would...

What you are seeing is "normal", but it would imply two things: 1.) you need a differntt grease - Try Red Line Tacky. 2.) you are packing too much grease into the cavity.
Forum: Autopilots 04-03-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By pa38112
What has failed? My radio display started failing...

What has failed? My radio display started failing and I hade the same issues with finding a fair repair or replacement price. With nothing to loose I took it apart and cleaned the connections and put...
Forum: California 04-03-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By pa38112
http://www.fly2lunch.com/ This web site is very...

http://www.fly2lunch.com/

This web site is very helpful
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,773
Posted By pa38112
Not true ! If there is an issue that turns into...

Not true ! If there is an issue that turns into litigation, the aircraft owner will be pulled into it especially if there are assts that could be obtained. Having a company that owns the plane...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-01-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By pa38112
I had a Honda VFR with a "Front Machine Gun"...

I had a Honda VFR with a "Front Machine Gun" switch. Once I took it to the shop for a new tire and the service ticket came back reading "Front Machine gun inoperable"
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-28-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By pa38112
The sender is very difficult to remove with just...

The sender is very difficult to remove with just pro-seal; however, that seems to be the best seal. To make mine easier to remove I ground a chamfer around the bottom side of the fuel sender mounting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,545
Posted By pa38112
Flew in the Presidential TFR to get fuel for a...

Flew in the Presidential TFR to get fuel for a Easter trip next weekend.
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