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Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,401
Posted By David Bell
I questioned the alternator/starter shop brush...

I questioned the alternator/starter shop brush replacement in my mind since the second time I direct jumped the starter with a a 14 volt charged PC680 I experienced the same slow crank over the first...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,401
Posted By David Bell
Ok.. have a magnaflite starter which was serviced...

Ok.. have a magnaflite starter which was serviced by an alternator/starter company 100 hours ago. He put four new brushes, two were shot, was only getting half the starter capacity. It worked...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,401
Posted By David Bell
An O-360 with a constant speed prop demands good...

An O-360 with a constant speed prop demands good cranking amps.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,401
Posted By David Bell
‘Not to bash’… many post around the PC680, Earthx...

‘Not to bash’… many post around the PC680, Earthx solved there problems. As said, mine works fine in cross country flights, obviously not a ground issue.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,401
Posted By David Bell
Thanks Ralph.. 2’ wire not an issue at all.

Thanks Ralph.. 2’ wire not an issue at all.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,401
Posted By David Bell
Odyssey PC680 Solution

The slow cranking PC680.. many have been there. I reached out to the Marketing Director of Odyssey explaining the frustrations I have been through with their battery. He had a new one shipped to my...
Forum: The RV Grin 08-28-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By David Bell
So nice to see you sticking with the project! A...

So nice to see you sticking with the project! A long one but so worth it. Go enjoy! Congratulations
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,340
Posted By David Bell
Rocket Steering

I also recently had the rod end bearing sheer off in the same location. No big deal, ordered and installed a new one. It performed fine for 710 hours. Looking forward to another 700!
Forum: GPS 10-05-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By David Bell
+1 ShortTronics

I had the same wonderful experience with Chris! He apparently knows the Garmin GNC250XL…still a great Nav/Com! Same here, have two working units.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By David Bell
What a pleasant surprise. I just received my...

What a pleasant surprise. I just received my order. Aeroleds LED Position, Anti-Collision and Sun Tail fixtures are an impeccable piece of work. Fine machine work and led layout quality. I?m very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By David Bell
RV-7 Replacing Nav/Strobes

I must replace failing Aeroflash Nav/Strobe
073-0530G-12 fixtures which are mounted on my RV-7 battwing. I?m finding several on the market to choose from. Has anyone replaced what I have described....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-12-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,825
Posted By David Bell
Andy and April: Happy to hear y?all had a nice...

Andy and April: Happy to hear y?all had a nice experience in Cajun country! Very nice write up and pictures. My wife Lisa is a gardener also. No doubt seeing plants in your 7 will give her ideas....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By David Bell
Erratic Tach Solved

Rob worked through some testing with me. All pointed to the Hall effect sending unit. AFS sent me a new one, and all works perfectly! Thank you Rob and Tricia.
The sending unit was a year old. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,257
Posted By David Bell
I encountered the same slow crank with my...

I encountered the same slow crank with my magnaflite starter. My problem ended up being with the starter brushes. There are four on the magnaflite and two were worn out. The starter tech said I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 682
Posted By David Bell
Continental Prime Cylinders

I?m planning on a total new top end on my Superior XP O-360 that has millennium cylinders on it. After experiencing the typical high CHT?s, the results of such have forced me to make the move and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-21-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,010
Posted By David Bell
John, DI?s website (discajunrestaurant.com) makes...

John, DI?s website (discajunrestaurant.com) makes no mention of landing permission. I?ve been going to there for several years.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-20-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,010
Posted By David Bell
Hey Jeff.. Keep it light on the nose. I?ve seen...

Hey Jeff..
Keep it light on the nose. I?ve seen other A models there. Info on ForeFlight identifier LA52. The only time we experience potential problems is after rain.
Tomorrow should perfect. Hope...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,010
Posted By David Bell
Moved up to this Thursday 3/21 @ 11:45am.

Moved up to this Thursday 3/21 @ 11:45am.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-20-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,010
Posted By David Bell
Louisiana DI?s Restaurant

This Friday 03/22/19.. 12:00 noon lunch gathering..
See discajunrestaurant.com
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By David Bell
Still have erratic tach. I did perform an in...

Still have erratic tach. I did perform an in flight mag test and the tach functions perfectly on the right mag. The sensor is mounted on the left mag. Anyone have a suggestion?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By David Bell
Thanks to all of you for tuning in with great...

Thanks to all of you for tuning in with great support. I will follow your suggestions and report back with the solution... you guys are appreciated very much!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By David Bell
I?m experiencing erratic tach reading on the...

I?m experiencing erratic tach reading on the AF-2500 also. I replaced the sending unit and still have the erratic readings. The mags, plugs, plug wire harness and mag switch have 137 hours on them....
Forum: ADS-B 06-11-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,705
Posted By David Bell
Shipped my uat via FedEx for tech support to...

Shipped my uat via FedEx for tech support to figure out why it repeatedly failed baro alt. It made it to Memphis and no sign since. UAvionix shipped a new one to me. I installed, tested and all...
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,705
Posted By David Bell
Stand by... uAvionix requested I send the echo...

Stand by... uAvionix requested I send the echo unit back for further testing.
Forum: ADS-B 05-24-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,705
Posted By David Bell
ADS-B Echo UAT Microair T2000sfl

Do you have a Microair T2000sfl x?pndr with UAvionix echo UAT for ADS-B wi-fi to an iPad using Foreflight? If so, did you get a Performance Report without errors?
I?m presently on a mission ?trial &...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By David Bell
The culprit...Ray Allen Relay. Tapped on and...

The culprit...Ray Allen Relay. Tapped on and began working! Thanks for tuning in.
Spoke with Gary of Ray Allen... (Rel-1) now replaced with (Rel-2) for that very reason, intermittent with age. Not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By David Bell
Electric Trim ?up? Quit Working - Help

Trying to learn, diagnose, and fix. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Intermittent ?trim up? on either stick, now won?t trim up at all. Trim down not a problem, hear a click sound when trimming...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-10-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,243
Posted By David Bell
Sounds like a very nice outing Dave. Cars and...

Sounds like a very nice outing Dave. Cars and aircraft with great people at an awesome field. Lisa and I were there this past May... liked it so much we'll be there Monday 9/11 for a couple of...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-31-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,827
Posted By David Bell
I periodically view pictures of the runway...

I periodically view pictures of the runway construction taking place at 52F. I'm amazed at how many hangars I see on this field.
How many aircraft are based here?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By David Bell
Aircraft Spruce part no. 08-06133

Aircraft Spruce part no. 08-06133
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,527
Posted By David Bell
txairprop.com. R&D Propellers, an authorized...

txairprop.com. R&D Propellers, an authorized overhaul shop in Pearland, Tx
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,931
Posted By David Bell
Smile Koger Sunshade 7-Slider

July in south Louisiana...Installed the Koger Sunshade yesterday...made a flight 9:00-10:30am today. A hot humid sunny morning in south Louisiana. This would have been a miserable flight by 10:30am...
Forum: Reviews 07-05-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,251
Posted By David Bell
Correct me if I'm wrong. Looking at these photos,...

Correct me if I'm wrong. Looking at these photos, this jack pad installation would work best while the aircraft is in the build phase. Without the jack pad in hand, it appears modifications to wheel...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,219
Posted By David Bell
Check your PM.

Check your PM.
Forum: ADS-B 06-13-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,020
Posted By David Bell
ADS-B TRIG TT22 & TN70

I'm trying to learn compatibility of avionics... like most of us, were attempting to comply by 2020 (minimizing cost). I have learned that MicroAir will not support ADS-B, meaning my T2000SFL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,967
Posted By David Bell
Great stick on landing Chris...considering first...

Great stick on landing Chris...considering first flight.
Congratulations! Happy for you.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,771
Posted By David Bell
Awesome...happy for you Jeff.

Awesome...happy for you Jeff.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-11-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 276,814
Posted By David Bell
My dad, Alexander (AB) Bell was a C-47 pilot who...

My dad, Alexander (AB) Bell was a C-47 pilot who flew the Hump. I was always fascinated by the stories he would share of his experiences flying the Himalayas. After his passing, his inspiration lead...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,830
Posted By David Bell
Tandem/Centerline fight is quite nice for the...

Tandem/Centerline fight is quite nice for the pilot. Having experienced both, my wife and I enjoy the side by side. If I could have both worlds, believe me, the tandem four was fantastic. Cross...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,529
Posted By David Bell
John, Where did you have your engraving done on...

John,
Where did you have your engraving done on your control stick?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,257
Posted By David Bell
After experiencing what appeared to be a very...

After experiencing what appeared to be a very weak battery, I found the battery ground strap attach point to the airframe to be extremely loose. I torqued the bolt down and the slow, weak cranking...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-09-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,616
Posted By David Bell
Bulverde 1T8

Looks like we may be making occasional trips to San Antonio. Family will be moving there and nothing better than flying the 7 to visit. Bulverde appears to be the closest to the Canyon Springs area,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,920
Posted By David Bell
Smile James Clark

James Clark...

AT&T::.congrats on Sourh Carolina! In the 10 years of my RV interest you are the first of common employment/RV world....smart man, moved on, lol. James, I invested 35+ with BS/ATT,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 125,882
Posted By David Bell
RV-7, 362 hours no cracks.

RV-7, 362 hours no cracks.
Forum: Texas (South) 04-28-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,650
Posted By David Bell
KSKX Taos, New Mexico. Stay at El Monte...

KSKX Taos, New Mexico. Stay at El Monte Sagrado...a really cool concept for a hotel. Be sure and walk all there grounds. You won't be disappointed. Also within walking distance of of the town square...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,366
Posted By David Bell
Awesome Ax... Happy for you. Quite an...

Awesome Ax... Happy for you. Quite an achievement. We flew the four for seven and a half fantastic years... wife, Lisa aft, carefully stated, smiled with support! The now seven...well, that's between...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 123,134
Posted By David Bell
Check List

DR...
Could this be added on the front webpage left side for "check list creators" to share on all models?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,641
Posted By David Bell
Merlin.... Your interest in RV's will be...

Merlin....
Your interest in RV's will be gratifying. The fantastic 4, what a pleasure...excellent introductory choice! Sounds like you are on tract...few squawks, personal touch here and there...the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,187
Posted By David Bell
Hartzell C2YR-1BF/F7496-2 Service

New to constant speed props. Can someone enlighten me on the maintenance of such prop... how many hours between sending off to a certified prop shop for overhaul?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By David Bell
mu-metal, aircraft spruce.

mu-metal, aircraft spruce.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By David Bell
Compass

Wrap it in Nickle
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,926
Posted By David Bell
Danny Nickel wrapped around a wet compass with...

Danny
Nickel wrapped around a wet compass with electrical tape worked on a Cherokee I once owned. You must use a brass screw driver to calibrate it on the compass rose.
Forum: RV-4 04-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,926
Posted By David Bell
Dan, Try...

Dan,
Try http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/magneticcompassshield.php?clickkey=1813003[/url]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,613
Posted By David Bell
This solved my problem several years...

This solved my problem several years ago.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/magneticcompassshield.php?clickkey=1813003
Forum: Propellers 02-08-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,740
Posted By David Bell
Craig's Three blade NLE 67x70 on the RV-4/160hp...

Craig's Three blade NLE 67x70 on the RV-4/160hp is the perfect match...if you want such a set up. I'm very pleased with this combination having tried a 67x72.
Static 2200 WOT 2800 at sea level. Well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 90,979
Posted By David Bell
Yep...steam and an IPmini w/foreflight hard to...

Yep...steam and an IPmini w/foreflight hard to beat.
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,541
Posted By David Bell
Don't exceed the length of your old belt. An...

Don't exceed the length of your old belt. An increased length may put your alternator in conflict with your lower cowling.
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,636
Posted By David Bell
Wow. Glad no one was hurt. Sorry this happened....

Wow. Glad no one was hurt. Sorry this happened. I'm sure you will get good recommendations on repairs posted here on VAF. Pictures will help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,410
Posted By David Bell
Marvel Schebler MA-4-5 Fuel Line Fitting

What fitting do I need on the carburetor to establish a fuel line to a "Red Cube"? Pictures and where to purchase fittings and lines would be very helpful. Helping Ben Bell complete RV-8. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By David Bell
Catto 3-blade

Dan..
Results from my second 3-blade (mfg in August 2014)
Average at 3000'. Yet to test at 8000'.
I'm at sealevel South Louisiana
WOT
2800rpm/168kts
2700rpm/160kts
2600rpm/150kts
2500rpm/145kts
This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By David Bell
Catto 3-blade mount

Dan,
Not mounting related...what are the specs on your prop? I'm on my second 3-blade to meet my expectations.
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,091
Posted By David Bell
Big Move

Nice AX!! Congratulations! Ya, I bet you were stressed... Looks nice!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-18-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,502
Posted By David Bell
Hey Doug.. Running a Bernie Warnke 'almost...

Hey Doug..
Running a Bernie Warnke 'almost constant speed prop' there?
Thanks for sharing your experience. Nice pictures!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,655
Posted By David Bell
Talking Unfiltered air/ carb intake?

Flying RV-4 built in 1990 with unfiltered intake. 1600 hours on O-320 D3G. Still going strong. Seems to be proven to me.
Extra-300, quite expensive aircraft ingest unfiltered air. It's setup with a...
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