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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Yes, this is sold

Yes, this is sold
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,997
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Glenn, I have a Thunderbolt IO390 on a 14 built...

Glenn,

I have a Thunderbolt IO390 on a 14 built to plans without tunnel flap. After fixing my sticking, I switched from phillips 20/50 to W100 plus and am trying 25 hour oil changes. I don’t see...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,997
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Go to the first post in this thread. There is...

Go to the first post in this thread. There is also a pic of what the data looks like in post 21.

I will post a screen shot later of the specific instance mentioned in the first post.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Might be sold. Standby

Might be sold. Standby
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-05-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Dynon D3 for sale

Dynon D3 purchased late 2021 available - lists $879. Will accept a reasonable offer and will ship.

Comes with all accessories but not the original packaging.
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,997
Posted By RV6-KPTW
KeithB, Interesting that it is happening again...

KeithB,

Interesting that it is happening again on Cyl#2. My issue as well.

Did you find carbon on the previous issue?

What are your CHTs on that Cyl? Oil Type and change interval?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By RV6-KPTW
RLL, The strap duplicator made drilling the...

RLL,

The strap duplicator made drilling the fairings easy with the nutplates installed. Don’t see how they can help if the nutplates are not installed but it is early and my coffee loading is not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Larry makes a good point. Just looking at...

Larry makes a good point. Just looking at failures might not help. I know that Lycoming wants us to do SB388 with some frequency. Do people actually do this on a schedule?

I had valve sticky...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,915
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Very interesting. Did you make the ram air...

Very interesting.

Did you make the ram air appliance?

I assume there is a control for switching back and forth, yes?

Did you make any other adjustments - injectors, timing, exhaust etc to...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,915
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Hi Marty, Can you share some photos of your Ram...

Hi Marty,

Can you share some photos of your Ram vs filtered setup? I looked at your builder log but was not able to find details.

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,657
Posted By RV6-KPTW
+1 to what Alex said.

+1 to what Alex said.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Look at Day One. This app allowed me to take...

Look at Day One. This app allowed me to take photos and dictate text. At the end of each year (5 of them), I used the Day One service to produce a bound hardcover book of entries.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,392
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Avemco has never responded to any of my requests...

Avemco has never responded to any of my requests for a quote but… they have always sent me a hat. It’s not a bad hat.
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,915
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I am also running one emag & one conventional....

I am also running one emag & one conventional. Emag is set to A curve and timed at 6ish degrees past TDC.
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,915
Posted By RV6-KPTW
167 true for the same 2400 WOT LOP profile. ...

167 true for the same 2400 WOT LOP profile. Further, I note that my CHTs are similar to the posters. #2 cylinder is hottest by 20 degrees or so, and 3 and 4 are the coolest. Weird.

Warning: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Funny story (to me…)

I was stressing about the repairman’s certificate process and concerned about documenting my activities in the build. I assembled a bankers box of back up material including binders of printed out...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,094
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Jetmart: I started observing a little vibration...

Jetmart: I started observing a little vibration on first startup lasting 30 to 60 seconds. It did not happen on all first starts. Engine ran fine once warm. Engine shaking was the initial alert and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,094
Posted By RV6-KPTW
170 hours on a IO390. Just reamed #2 exhaust...

170 hours on a IO390. Just reamed #2 exhaust valve guide after experiencing morning sickness. Looks like the same stuff found on reamer and cleaned off the valve stem.
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By RV6-KPTW
My tosten stick barely hits the panel as it gets...

My tosten stick barely hits the panel as it gets to full stick forward. The elevator has hit the stops just before. Thought about doing something about it but not sure what it would achieve.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,888
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I have the opposite issue - the front is hotter...

I have the opposite issue - the front is hotter than the back. I have removed the dams which has made a difference. #2 CHT is 20 to 40 degrees hotter than others. #1 is fine, close enough. Has...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By RV6-KPTW
You need a handful of alignment pins to get the...

You need a handful of alignment pins to get the rivet row aligned.

See this: https://www.mcmaster.com/pins/hole-alignment-pins-6/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By RV6-KPTW
1 to 2 flats, not 1 to 2 rotations, yes?

1 to 2 flats, not 1 to 2 rotations, yes?
Forum: RV-14 06-17-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,997
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Agreed - I don’t see floss remaining in the valve...

Agreed - I don’t see floss remaining in the valve guide. Could be one could tie it on then drop it in to the cylinder to ream.

I tried the tool mentioned by BillL for a while but finally gave up....
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,997
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Getting the valve back in….

Indeed. This is the method I used. Two additional elements: the magnet was used to pull the valve stem thru the top sparkplug hole to clean the shaft, and I could not pull the valve thru the quide...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,632
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Pmag life

I pulled my pmag and note some play. Reading the service material led me to call Brad at EMAGAIR to see if he could quantitate “excessive” play. Makes it sound like some play is acceptable.

Now...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 06:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,997
Posted By RV6-KPTW
A couple of responses

Bsquared - the attached screen shot from my last flight looks like yours. I do not recollect seeing this EGT sag after warmup until this flight. EGT2 typically falls off for 30 seconds or so after...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By RV6-KPTW
+1 on moving. This is easy

+1 on moving. This is easy
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,997
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Still have not tested yet…

I found play in my pMag and am awaiting a discussion on what “excessive” means from EMagair before testing.

I can confirm that the VGR-LC4 reamer is correct - it is .5” with a .4995 pilot section. I...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,997
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Sticky valve on a Thunderbolt IO390

Hi all,

I have been dealing with a EGT sag on #2 with a little engine vibration just after startup for a couple of months. Never had an issue beyond a minute or so while first starting the engine...
Forum: RV-14 05-24-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,582
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Mark was my source

Mark supplied my cupholder.

Thank you Mark!
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,582
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Cup holder!

Good spot for a cup holder…
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Would a strap duplicator help in the drilling...

Would a strap duplicator help in the drilling phase?

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/strapDuplicator.php
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Measurements for RV14

I use one of these (at least I think it is this one…): https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/fuelhawkuniv16.php

I only need to aproximate the amount of fuel. I notched this with 5 gal...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By RV6-KPTW
You may want to change the starter to a 149NL.

You may want to change the starter to a 149NL.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Depends on use. I ran a skyview panel without...

Depends on use. I ran a skyview panel without knobs and other add on buttons for about 10 years. I found it was fine for VFR but should be improved for IFR.

I have the autopilot and knob panel now...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,729
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Having flown both small and large HDX, I would...

Having flown both small and large HDX, I would only install the larger one. Size does matter….
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-17-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By RV6-KPTW
The Dynon ADHRS slides into the mount. See plans...

The Dynon ADHRS slides into the mount. See plans 20-3, figure 3.

This might help - the ADHRS slides under the two Retainers marked A, and then is captured inside the clip marked B.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,924
Posted By RV6-KPTW
"ANGLE ANGLE PUSH" does not seem very helpful on...

"ANGLE ANGLE PUSH" does not seem very helpful on short final. Pretty sure i would have turned that off quickly. I do like the increasing frequency beeps as one slows.

Thanks for the chuckle.
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,924
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I have the same system as MacCool. While I did...

I have the same system as MacCool. While I did configure the display to show AOA, I rely on the aural, not usually having the attention on short final to look at the display.
Forum: RV-14 04-13-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I installed those nutplates when it was easy and...

I installed those nutplates when it was easy and then used a strap duplicator to drill the fairing.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/strapDuplicator.php
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,063
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I have a 14 with the thunderbolt engine/ AFM 150....

I have a 14 with the thunderbolt engine/ AFM 150. I had heard issues with the LS starter and asked Lycoming to change to the 149NL while ordering which they did, no charge.

To accommodate this...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,063
Posted By RV6-KPTW
+1 on the 149NL

+1 on the 149NL
Forum: Safety 04-06-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,368
Posted By RV6-KPTW
What is installed system?

It would be helpful if the OP would describe the installed system. We could be more focused in our responses.
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Hartzell’s recomendation is to do a dynamic...

Hartzell’s recomendation is to do a dynamic balance. Makes sense, resolves the issue nicely, and restores my confidence in the prop.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-10-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I had the worst luck with Andair - two pump...

I had the worst luck with Andair - two pump failures (very premature…) during the early days of Covid. Took forever to resolve - shipping to England, etc…

The 2nd failure was pretty much out of the...
Forum: Propellers 03-08-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Maintaining a hartzell cs prop

Hi,

Its condition inspection time and I greased my prop hub per the manual and am wondering how critical is balancing the grease load? I ran out midway side 2 and the grease gun had a hiccup...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I have 190 hours on this engine and have recently...

I have 190 hours on this engine and have recently observed that it stays at 6 quarts seemingly forever. I just changed oil/filter and was going to chart how long I can remain at 7 quarts. I think...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,020
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Two words for your friend: “Wheel Landings”. I...

Two words for your friend: “Wheel Landings”.

I think taildraggers handle better on the ground. We can do doughnuts. Sometimes that is a problem if not intentional.

Never mind the cool...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,086
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Consider changing your forward CG weights from 0...

Consider changing your forward CG weights from 0 to something realistic like the minimum pilot / minimum fuel weight. This change will expand the view of the CG graph.

I set mine to 1400lbs as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,237
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I do fly a 14…

And I do not use flaps on departure. Early on, I evaluated this for my local conditions (really thick air at 20’ MSL) and did not note a need. If you were in thinner air, might be a good idea.
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,185
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Things I did not think of – staging purchases for the longest warranty period after f

Or, rather, things I thought of but shrugged off....

I don’t think the normal duration of building optimizes for this condition. Consider purchasing any electrical component as late as possible to...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Here is a list of hardware I want to have in...

Here is a list of hardware I want to have in stock for condition inspections. Stuff always gets lost or buggered.

Hardware List
· AN507 632R6 96
· AN507C632R4 10
· ...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I looked at the forward and aft CG limits lower...

I looked at the forward and aft CG limits lower number and scratched my head - where did that number (1209) come from? Just adjusted it to 1400 lbs which covers all low weight scenarios and adjusts...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Here is the setup for my RV14.

Here is the setup for my RV14.
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Dan, I am using Parts, Install, and Ops Ref...

Dan,

I am using Parts, Install, and Ops Ref manual for the A series. I recollect speaking with Lycoming who stated that the 119 version was an A3B6.

I’ll confirm this and report back here.
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I usually see 30-31 psi fuel pressure and 19 gph...

I usually see 30-31 psi fuel pressure and 19 gph on takeoff at sea level.

The fuel pressure is in normal range.

The lycoming Operation manual Fuel Flow versus Power graph indicates that at 210...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By RV6-KPTW
That course sounds like overkill but fun. It...

That course sounds like overkill but fun. It would certainly fill the holes in knowledge. Thanks for the pointer.
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By RV6-KPTW
In Sebastian - X26. Can pretty much meet you any...

In Sebastian - X26. Can pretty much meet you any time.
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Don - thanks. For the pmag spark plug pointer. I...

Don - thanks. For the pmag spark plug pointer. I must have read that 5 times and never saw.
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Hoping to finish the POH!

It is deepest winter and I am hopful that I can finally finish my POH and Condition Inspection list. I am looking to confirm data I have and hope to find pointers to source data / information. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I am a subscriber - I’ll give that whirl. What...

I am a subscriber - I’ll give that whirl. What is cracking me up about the various internet / utube offerings is that I have yet to see one that covers a complete topic and all use different values...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By RV6-KPTW
I have also seen it happen on shutdown if mixture...

I have also seen it happen on shutdown if mixture control is not correctly adjusted to be not quite lean enough to do a full shut down.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By RV6-KPTW
Thanks all. I looked at Vic’s utubes and some of...

Thanks all. I looked at Vic’s utubes and some of the areas I am interested in are covered. I’ll go look at Mike’s. I just moved to this field recently and don’t have the network nor is there an...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By RV6-KPTW
You should be able to work the material in the...

You should be able to work the material in the fitting stage till it is a good fit. Just takes a bit. I found that the fitting stage often took more time (and patience) than the actual assembly...
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