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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By WingnutWick
O-320H2AD Engine perfomance interpretation help

Looking for help to interpret some engine performance data on a friend's O-320H2AD to determine if the motor is under performing or the prop is pitched more towards a cruise prop. It is a Catto prop...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-07-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,581
Posted By WingnutWick
Glad it worked well! Out of curiosity, what made...

Glad it worked well! Out of curiosity, what made you go with SureFly vice PMags?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By WingnutWick
Yes, you're not wrong....I'm just an idiot. The...

Yes, you're not wrong....I'm just an idiot. The local mechanic led me to think that there was a bulb type screen and cognitive bias took place without realizing there was a screen in there. Some of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By WingnutWick
Line replaced

All will be happy to know that I replaced the line today with a beautiful flex line. All problems resolved. Thanks for the input.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By WingnutWick
Bill, Missed the link. Yep thatís me. I made...

Bill,

Missed the link. Yep thatís me. I made that video a couple years ago. Due for a new one. Here are a couple others of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By WingnutWick
Good question: not my plane and I donít know the...

Good question: not my plane and I donít know the full history there.
Stupid question: Does it matter?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,374
Posted By WingnutWick
Do you have the part # that replaces 108-1s?

Do you have the part # that replaces 108-1s?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,374
Posted By WingnutWick
They all seemed to be backordered so I got it...

They all seemed to be backordered so I got it from Spruce (which on checkout was much cheaper than listed). No idea when it will ship. Might try the K&P one for the 10 see if I notice any differences.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,374
Posted By WingnutWick
That's the one! Just ordered a CP48108C (also...

That's the one! Just ordered a CP48108C (also backordered haha). Certainly looking forward to not having to cut the filters open anymore or be subject to these supply issues!

Thanks all!
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-06-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By WingnutWick
Mistype there - I meant the EI FL-2. Looks like...

Mistype there - I meant the EI FL-2. Looks like they only recommend two actually from their old manual though having a hard time finding them on Spruce. Will keep looking. Wasn't sure what was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,374
Posted By WingnutWick
Reusable oil filter

With the inability to get CH 48108-1 oil filters anywhere I remember seeing something about re-usable oil filters. I searched the forms but can't find it. Looking to see what experience people have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks for all the feedback folks. Looked at the...

Thanks for all the feedback folks. Looked at the flare and fitting and they look decent, though the flare has a slight imperfection in the edge which may be the cause. Tom - I still have some lines...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By WingnutWick
Bill, There are a few videos out there, but...

Bill,

There are a few videos out there, but most likely yes! Guessing the ATAC one?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By WingnutWick
Certainly not - hence the post! Just quarrying...

Certainly not - hence the post! Just quarrying the audience if it was a fix as soon as possible or practical scenario. That's why I come here - to learn and for sanity checks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks all.

Got a little heated eh. Thanks for all the input. For the record this is not my airplane and I am guessing that this is a recent development. The way the line sits it is subject to the possibility of...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-01-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By WingnutWick
Fuel qty sender for UBG-16

Anyone know what fuel sender is used on the EI FL-2? I contacted the company and they said it is no longer supported and that I need to send it in to get upgraded to fit with new senders. I am sure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By WingnutWick
Leaking brake fitting

All, have a brake fitting that is leaking slowly but enough to put drips down overnight. I've tightened this as much as I dare, the only other option is to cut off the tip and re-do the flare...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By WingnutWick
Fuel level sender wire broken.

Been asked to fix a fuel sender wire coming from the tank that has a broken ring terminal connector. (see photo). I figured I could probably just rotate the flathead fitting there to unscrew it and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,280
Posted By WingnutWick
Bent fuel line, cause for concern?

Hello,

Noticed the right side fuel line in the cockpit was a bit crimped coming out of its fitting. Wondering if this is a cause for concern/needing to be fixed? 9sorry for the poor photo)

Thanks...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,581
Posted By WingnutWick
When you do this, is there no worry about the...

When you do this, is there no worry about the crush washer that comes on these? I was thinking that once you pull it off you technically should replace it because the washer has been flattened?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-06-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By WingnutWick
Our 6A has the battery in between the pedals but...

Our 6A has the battery in between the pedals but it's an off brand AGM battery. Hadn't heard about the venting before. Is this needed with all batteries or just Earth-X?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By WingnutWick
I was thinking of doing this as well. Curious how...

I was thinking of doing this as well. Curious how you end up doing it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-03-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks Freebird, I might be interested in those...

Thanks Freebird, I might be interested in those extra side panels. My quadrant is throttle and mixture only but I'm guessing the sides are identical.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks all, It seems odd to me that the way the...

Thanks all,

It seems odd to me that the way the throttle is with the mounting holes/bracket would have such a large angel requirement on the cables without the modifications mentioned. Will go with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-01-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By WingnutWick
I’m looking for center quadrant. Though looks...

I’m looking for center quadrant. Though looks like you have a beautiful setup going there! Who did the panel for you?
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-01-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By WingnutWick
Quadrant?

Anyone have a throttle quadrant vice vernier cables on their 6? If so, any pics of how it is mounted would be appreciated!
Thank you.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By WingnutWick
Beautiful Bill! I certainly need one for my H2AD...

Beautiful Bill! I certainly need one for my H2AD - currently using a cut and bent standard one - not pretty.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By WingnutWick
Throttle quadrant/cable mounting issues

Hello all,
Replacing the push-pull vernier cables on the 6A with a quadrant (per the lady's request) and I am running into a little issue with the clevis arms "bottoming out" on the control arms....
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By WingnutWick
Strobe "arrhythmia"

Recently noticed the 6A's strobes to be a bit inconsistent. They will operate sporadically with pauses (some long, some short) between operation. Provided this isn't a loose wire situation - I'm...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By WingnutWick
Wing / Gear bolt torque checks on annuals

Hello all,

I've been using the annual checklist Walt put out here (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=123045) and I am trying to make sure I am checking things properly when it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By WingnutWick
Know the model number by chance? I'm guessing...

Know the model number by chance? I'm guessing it's probably this: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/acsgascolator.php
Is your screen a small circular one at the very top or is it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By WingnutWick
Gascolator / sump screen?

Hi all - I couldn't find a part number on this guy but wondering if anyone recognizes it and whether or not it is supposed to have a screen inside it? Mine does not.

Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By WingnutWick
I too just got a borescope and was at first...

I too just got a borescope and was at first surprised to see that build up as it looked just like yours. Thankfully the exhaust valves look good! Pretty sure this is normal. I invested in an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By WingnutWick
Wheel balancer

Looking for suggestions on a good wheel balancer that works well for the RVs.
Thanks!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,399
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks Paul, this is helpful and the route I am...

Thanks Paul, this is helpful and the route I am likely going to go. What rivet solution would you use for the ones you can't buck rivet? Again, I imagine solid rivets can be used on at least half...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,399
Posted By WingnutWick
I haven't had any luck with any paintless dent...

I haven't had any luck with any paintless dent guys thinking they could repair that given the creases in the metal. I will continue to ask around though.

Vans recommends rebuilding the entire...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-31-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,399
Posted By WingnutWick
Bird Strike Repair

Hello!

I recently suffered a bird strike on the left wing of the 10 and I am looking into the best (least painful/most effective/efficient) way to go about this repair. I have an airframe guy who...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By WingnutWick
All, thanks for the input. I guess my question...

All, thanks for the input. I guess my question would be: pound it out or just go ahead and replace the skin? From those with experience in such matters. Ribs looks like they are fine. From what I'm...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,053
Posted By WingnutWick
The fun never ends - BIRD STRIKE :(

Today's adventure involved the ol' lady flying our new 10 into a flock of large birds and taking one on the wing, outboard of the fuel tank. No change in flight characteristics on the RTB and not a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 35,471
Posted By WingnutWick
High CHTs and Canopy Cracks

Having an 8 and many friends who do as well, I believe that high CHT's and canopy cracks are just one of the few drawbacks to owning these beautiful flying machines. After having nearly 8 years and...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By WingnutWick
I adjusted the hard stop on the governor by...

I adjusted the hard stop on the governor by setting 2700 in flight then landing and adjusting the hard stop to where the prop lever was at, which has worked in flight. The prop will correct within a...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By WingnutWick
RPM overspeed on takeoff

Hello,

New to the C/S world for the most part with our new RV-10. Initially I had to adjust the governor as I couldn't get 2700 in flight. That worked well and at full forward it is right at 2700....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
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Views: 3,888
Posted By WingnutWick
A lot of great points, and good on you for coming...

A lot of great points, and good on you for coming here to ask! In regards to tools one can use to determine if you will be flying through icing conditions is Foreflight's Icing overlay which allows...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,820
Posted By WingnutWick
I use the GoPro 360 Max for almost all of my...

I use the GoPro 360 Max for almost all of my shots, great for aviation as you can adjust where it looks after the fact. I actually use a Fat Gecko suction mount with safety tethers in case it fails...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,820
Posted By WingnutWick
Took forever to make - inspired by the late,...

Took forever to make - inspired by the late, great Tomcat AKA "Big Fighter" ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-18-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By WingnutWick
Part number ID help

Anyone know the part number for the block that the canopy pin slides into on a RV-6A. The plans I see online show a tip up canopy and I can't seem to find the sliding canopy plans on there.

Thanks!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,820
Posted By WingnutWick
Alpine, WY

Alpine, WY
Forum: California 12-10-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By WingnutWick
Jaron, I've got a good buddy (F-18 bubba) out...

Jaron,

I've got a good buddy (F-18 bubba) out at Oceanside with an RV-8 and he's got a friend out there with a 6 who built his there. Probably a good contact if you're interested DM me....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-03-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By WingnutWick
🤣 Damnit! Finish that 8 and come back west bro!

🤣 Damnit! Finish that 8 and come back west bro!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By WingnutWick
I think so too, though the EMAG solution would...

I think so too, though the EMAG solution would allow for dual EI without the need for a backup battery
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By WingnutWick
Now I do..haha. I had seen some talk about...

Now I do..haha. I had seen some talk about someone creating a adaption and I was wondering if anything had come out over the last couple of years. Thanks again for the info. I may go the 1200 route....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By WingnutWick
H2AD mag conversion?

Hello all!

The ladyís 6A sporting an H2AD with the infamous dual-mag (aka death mag) is up for annual and the mag is needing inspection/overhaul. Only one side of the mag is used for ignition while...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By WingnutWick
Scott, You mean the normal way?

Scott,

You mean the normal way?
Forum: California 11-22-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,163
Posted By WingnutWick
Come this time next year Iíll have my A&P.

Come this time next year Iíll have my A&P.
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By WingnutWick
Ok, looks like I'll be trying the tapered pin...

Ok, looks like I'll be trying the tapered pin method, starting the taper at where the bend begins. The six pins on this cowling definitely make me appreciate the quick releases that my 8 and 6 use....
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By WingnutWick
Ralph, trying to visualize this. Do you happen to...

Ralph, trying to visualize this. Do you happen to have a pic?
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By WingnutWick
Cowling vibration - oversized piano hinge.

Hello,

So I have been trying to isolate some rather annoying vibration on the new 10 that can be heard during taxi and in flight at certain power settings. I believe I have isolated it to the top...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By WingnutWick
Do you use anything on these threads to ensure a...

Do you use anything on these threads to ensure a good seal?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By WingnutWick
All beautiful and elegant solutions! I am going...

All beautiful and elegant solutions! I am going to start with the AN4 to 1/8th fitting as that is the easiest at the moment to get back in the air and probably have TS make me something a little more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By WingnutWick
Perfect!

Perfect! Going to go with the -4 fitting with 1/8th female port....exactly what I was looking for. I think this is the path of least resistance.

Thanks all!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,971
Posted By WingnutWick
"T" off MAP from NPT bulkhead fitting suggestions?

Installing the new P-Mags onto the IO-540 and I need to pipe them both to MAP. My current MAP setup has a 1/4 bulkhead fitting that I am wondering if anyone knows of an adaptor that would work...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By WingnutWick
Odyssey Battery - PC-680 woes

So I've had the RV-8 for 7 years and think I am on my 5th Odyssey PC680 now. From my experience it seems that as the central valley summer heat transitions towards winter, almost without fail the...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By WingnutWick
Accessing wing wires to cockpit

Hello!

Installing ADSB this weekend (Echo UAT) and I am putting it on a wing inspection panel and I have to run the wires into the cockpit. I've got them to the fuselage port but am having a hard...
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