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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By rjcthree
Engine or sensor ground

It’s not clear if you’re the builder or not. It is clear that current loads impact your oil temp sensor readings, which suggests the sensor, which is typically grounded through engine, is not well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,167
Posted By rjcthree
Reduced timing?

Ross, early in the thread (post #6) you mention mid-CR engines running mogas with reduced high MAP timing. As my engine, like many others, approaches 9:1 CR (Iíve got a stock longblock O-320H2 at...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-11-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By rjcthree
Hull of boat idea but with water?

Not sure which tips you have or if they have any holes cut, but if you tip them up like a hull, then fill with very hot/ boiling water? Would that be enough temp and constant gentle pressure to get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By rjcthree
EarthX wonít fit in the 680 Vans boxÖ.

You can make the earthx fit in the Vans 680 box with spacers, but itís not pretty. The box from earthx is nice, except the nut plate edge distance of the design is close and the stainless (at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,714
Posted By rjcthree
Took my nephew on his first non-commercial flight

I took my nephew on his first private flight. He’s in CAP at 14 soon to be 15, hoping to go to Colorado Springs. Great kid. I was lazy, I made him fly about 2/3 of the flight. He was better than I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,018
Posted By rjcthree
Knock off plugs

From personal awareness (wasn’t me but a friends car we were prepping) you have to have a genuine baseline to compare it to. From there it’s easy, at least the ones we had were obvious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,110
Posted By rjcthree
Yup, I stand corrected

My bad, brain fart. I shouldnít try to comment on three hours of sleep, or look at it as a thumbnail. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,110
Posted By rjcthree
Completes the circuit, not grounding both ends

The diagram allows the grounding of the p lead back to the engine, what I believe to be the correct circuit path. Technically itís NOT grounded at both ends, there is no tie to the airframe ground...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By rjcthree
Frequency of cracking

I have the steps on my -9a, has there been a study of the frequency of cracking? While Iím crack free at the moment, has anybody done a preventative modification?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By rjcthree
Huh

So that’s what Houghton looks like without snow. I had responsibility (ran) winter test for our company at KRC for seven years….loved it, honestly. Something otherworldly about sliding a bobtail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,063
Posted By rjcthree
Chemical guys dry wash :(

I have been using chemical guys dry wash (pink stuff) as a wipe down for a couple weeks. Today was the first truly hot day in NEOH. I found the chemical guys dry wash staining the paint pink on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By rjcthree
How are you riveting them?

I found if I wasnít VERY stable with those, folding was a problem. My final technique was well jigged pushrod in my c-frame and my 3x gun with the pressure up 10-20 psi from normal. That first hit or...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-02-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By rjcthree
3/4 oz is what I used.

3/4 oz is what I used as a final for buildups. I used it back in RC days, and on my cowl and canopy intersection. It used to be called scrim cloth. There is also 3/4 oz chopped mat that some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,995
Posted By rjcthree
Practice at altitude?

It seems exploring and practicing high DA TO and leaning can be explored and practiced at altitude. I realize itís not purely static, but slow it down to Vs1 plus a few (or even more than a few...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By rjcthree
128 rivets

I needed help with 128 rivets in my -9A. Most were in the bottom wing skins, more left than right due to less confidence and finger strength in my left hand. I have slow build wings and a quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,518
Posted By rjcthree
True to the mission...

You have to be true to your mission. Or buy them both. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,167
Posted By rjcthree
Chalk up another one.

I cut a cross country flight short today when indicated oil temp would not get above 150F, it was not fluctuating. The engine is normally rock solid at 170F oil temp. It wasn’t like this yesterday. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By rjcthree
Vy + 10 kt

Yes, I normally climb at Vy transitioning to Vy + 10 kt at about 500í agl, depending on my mood and how TO trim was set at that moment ;). I have play nice with spam locally and Pax seem to prefer...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-05-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By rjcthree
Glue?

I used an industrial equivalent to shoe goo to glue the assembly area together prior to drilling. Clamped, let it set, then drilled after cure, cleckoing to the table as I went. No chatter or weird...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By rjcthree
But what about #2?

RV-9A. O-320, FP. I would like to stay below CHT 400F on extended climbs, but #2 is my challenge. I have the dam cut down to about 1” and bent a smidge forward to even cruise CHT which is good, and...
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By rjcthree
Bolts in ring gear for balance

I had my prop balanced by Tiffin Aire this weekend and they prefer to install weights in the flywheel holes. Be careful about starter clearance. Remember, the crank has some intentionally play fore...
Forum: Reviews 04-23-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By rjcthree
Thumbs up Tiffin Aire prop balance

I have been wanting to get my Sensenich GA balanced. I flew today from KLPR to 16G where Tiffin Aire is based. I had an appointment, arrived on time, and they took me immediately. The as-installed...
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By rjcthree
Iím with Steve...

I went Sensenich fixed and it was a great match for my airplane and 160hp Lycoming. The way I built my airplane made me a little nose heavy though, everything forward of the panel, and an -A too. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,699
Posted By rjcthree
Relieving stresses?

If, and itís a big if, there are significant residual stresses from mounting and latching, is there a way to bring the canopy up to temp for a while to stress relieve it?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By rjcthree
Ground block same as master panel panel power

I ran 6ga to my circuit breaker block, so I used the same to take the ground block back to the same bolt the battery ground is tied to, through the firewall. In reality 8ga would have been fine for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By rjcthree
Um...

Did anyone else just flinch a bit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By rjcthree
:)

And a BRGT NA too!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By rjcthree
Rustoleum

I used mAchine grey rustoleum on my engine and baffle parts that weren’t alclad. Paint is wearing fine. Prep is everything.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By rjcthree
Rivnuts

Not wanting to cut into my FG, I put two rivnuts in and safety wired the the bolts holding the supplemental weight to balance. I misread the plans and cut too much off the trim motor side (made it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-09-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By rjcthree
You will make changes...

Plan for easy to service, because you will make changes over time. BR Rick
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By rjcthree
An extra turn or two out on the hinge?

Why not just put an extra turn or two on the hinge rod ends, as long as they stays in limits? Check with the mothership of course...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,056
Posted By rjcthree
Master + starter?

In a Cessna/Piper, will you get the starter to engage on the ACS key switch with the master off?
Forum: Painting your RV 02-11-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,771
Posted By rjcthree
Paint before final assy

I shot white in my garage, part by part, some parts in stages - I did the fuse in three sections. I did some metallic grey in larger accents over that. Vinyl over that for more color. I alodined...
Forum: Propellers 02-11-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,013
Posted By rjcthree
4.5 pin

Everything is at the hanger, but it only took one layer of tape to get me to where I ended up. I trimmed for no overlap. It only needs to be on a rather narrow place on the longest part of the pin....
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,013
Posted By rjcthree
9A/160HP 320

I settled on 4.5 for my GA on the 9A. Pin 4 climbed, but I could easily blow through 2700rpm at 8000íDA. Now with a wrap of Ďhardí tape around the #4 pin (hence pin 4.5), I hit 2700rpm at full rich...
Forum: Propellers 02-05-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,110
Posted By rjcthree
Why?

I made the change from the Sensenich fixed as recommended, I went to the sensenich ground adjustable. I did it primarily (90%) to get weight off the nose. The other 10% is look, to be honest....
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By rjcthree
Pulley

Mark, no I haven’t thought about modifying the pulley. Your comment brings another idea though, maybe I should look at swapping pulleys. No tools here at the apartment though. TBD...

Update/Edit:...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-03-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By rjcthree
Taking measurements

So as I try to understand the fit issues, I have to separate two topics. The first is the H2AD. The second is the differences between the B&C and PP dimensionally. On the first, the H2 is just its...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By rjcthree
4130 fab shop for an alt bracket

As I look at the reality of having to have an alternator bracket fabricated, I realized that between COVID and retirements, I no longer have resources or access to get that done easily. Iím going to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By rjcthree
Better picture.

This may help clarify. B&C on the left, lyc 07A21516 on the right. Forward is up, at least for the lyc bracket.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By rjcthree
I spoke with B&C today

I spoke with TJ today at B&C, and none of the brackets they have have the case bolt spacing I need for the H2AD. Normal case bolt spacing is about 1.16Ēoc, the 07A21516 lyc bracket for the H2 that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By rjcthree
Alternator bracket /alternator help - H2AD + B&C

I started with the PP to B&C conversion on my H2AD today. It didn’t go well. The mounting bracket used with the PP is 07a21516 and with a thin washer aligned the PP well. The B&C bracket provided...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By rjcthree
Shut down

Understand that when you shut down and the vac of the running engine disappears, you will see some fuel out of the throat of the carb, maybe a couple of teaspoons. This is normal. Itís the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By rjcthree
Ellison

Iím flying behind a Ellison, overhauled by the gentleman out west. He was optimistic, but he had other aviation related businesses and his turn time was long. I donít know what I will do when it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By rjcthree
Punch and hammer

I cut some angled wood supports close to the hub, and that part took the most time. 3/8 punch, 5 lb hammer, not a lot of swing, and < 2 minutes later the spinner backplate was free of the prop and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By rjcthree
HF engine stands

Iíve seen quite a few nice ones out of Home Depot alum angle and the cheapest harbor freight engine stands you can find.
Forum: Tools 01-16-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By rjcthree
I usedmine quite a bit

I use mine quite a bit, the Wiss straight, left, right, another brand of bypass, and an ancient straight smooth pair. I donít have a band saw. Short of a small drill press, Iím exclusively hand...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-15-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,227
Posted By rjcthree
:)

I second that. Iíve been flying a CPi2 for a year now on an H2, and itís been great. Great support, although Iíve not needed any past my initial install.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-15-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks....

My overspray is deep into the area of the (tip up) glareshield , so I donít have a lot of room to work, which is why I asked about claybar. It and my hands can work ok.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-15-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By rjcthree
Canopy overspray

The ultimate painting error....overspray on the canopy. Mine is even more shameful, it’s on the inside and low towards the glare shield. Is it safe to use new clean claybar to try to remove it? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,251
Posted By rjcthree
Happy to get off the planet for a bit

I hadnít been off the planet since 11/28. I was happy just to get a tour of the neighborhood. I also redid a Vy climb test, nothing quite like -1500íDA at 800íMSL. Zoom!
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,186
Posted By rjcthree
Size PP vs B&C?

Can someone who has done the conversion PP to B&C confirm it fits or does not add additional risk for cowl contact? The websites are not helpful. Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,569
Posted By rjcthree
Two questions on topic

Iím not sure how, with a properly functioning vernatherm, oil temps would be that low? Can the block really be that cool? Second question, it it real, or is it possible the oil temp sensor itself is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,889
Posted By rjcthree
500fpm + one minute of slow down.

I had the same issue going from 172s and Warriors to my 9a. I use 500fpm for the difference between cruise and pattern altitude, convert that to minutes, and add a minute or two for slowing down and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks

Thatís what I needed thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By rjcthree
QB fuse with windshield bow

Either my search-fu is not up to the task or no one has asked this exact question. For context, weíre looking at new to us houses.

I can get wings up and down basement stairs pretty easily. What...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,972
Posted By rjcthree
30 hours in on the Dynon probes one died

I replaced all four with KS probes after one of my new ( but five year old) 30 hours in service Dynon-supplied EGT probes died. KS parts were just noticeably better finished.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,351
Posted By rjcthree
Relief valve?

What was the max pressure you had seen to date (confirming oil pressure relief valve function).

Way back I had a pair of defective filters ( I pitched the rest of the six pack deal I bought them...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,276
Posted By rjcthree
Grease plate alternate

And if you donít know the poor racers (As in most SM racers) grease plate trick...a clean heavy duty garbage bag folded over a couple time on a smooth surface is very camber / toe / suspension...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,820
Posted By rjcthree
Recreate a relief

Iíd recreate a significant bend relief, going at least 0.03Ē deeper than the visible crack. Youíll never see it later. 1/8 bit or better. Nice clean edges, please! Just a stop drill at this stage...
Forum: Reviews 12-22-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,186
Posted By rjcthree
Mitigation

I’ll admit to being swayed by this conversation, especially since I installed an electrically dependent (but with battery backup) ignition (replacing the D3000) last condition inspection. Now I’m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,475
Posted By rjcthree
Cs8

I went for 4-way for trim, either top button is an AP disconnect, trigger is PTT, small lower goes to low speed on the trim controller. I just found full speed on my trim controller to be too fast to...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,168
Posted By rjcthree
My cut

I paid a six pack to machine this into the handle.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,915
Posted By rjcthree
End of flight smell

It might be worthwhile to put a wrench on all of them. I had a similar trend appear at about 75 hours out of nowhere. I would only get a smell at the end of flight taxi, less than 10g/side. Nothing...
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