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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
Talked to Dynon today. They think its something...

Talked to Dynon today. They think its something inside the D120. Gonna send it in.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
That's good info. Thanks.

That's good info. Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2022, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
I dont think the D120 is as robust as the...

I dont think the D120 is as robust as the Skyview, but I did verify there is continuity between the two ends of the shunt. The shunt visually looks normal we well.

That does bring up a good idea. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
Yes, I should have more specifically said the...

Yes, I should have more specifically said the auto parts ammeter will be tied into the two large lugs on the shunt, not the small wires where the D120 gets it's reading.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
I'm planning on tying in the ammeter gauge in at...

I'm planning on tying in the ammeter gauge in at the shunt
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
Since my test didn't reveal an issue with the...

Since my test didn't reveal an issue with the currently installed wiring from the amp shunt to the D120, i'll buy an ammeter gauge from the auto store to see what it reads. If its reads correctly, I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
Voltage reads 14.1 throughout the flights. If I...

Voltage reads 14.1 throughout the flights. If I turn the alternator off during flight, voltage starts to drop as expected. Amps read 0 the entire time.

Mine is wired to show the amp draw being...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
Yep, the fuses are in and checked. I even...

Yep, the fuses are in and checked. I even swapped them out for new ones, but no change, still reading 0 amps.

I would have thought if it was trouble in the wiring between the amp shunt and the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 958
Posted By blueflyer
Amps=0

Plane has been flying for several years, No problems. Last flight, on my Dynon D120, I noticed the Amps was 0. Voltage rock steady. So I replaced my voltage regulator. Went flying, and Amps still...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,303
Posted By blueflyer
You don't see that kind of deal very often. Good...

You don't see that kind of deal very often. Good for you!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By blueflyer
good tip. was unaware of that as well.

good tip. was unaware of that as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up that's what I figured, but I appreciate the...

that's what I figured, but I appreciate the confirmation
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By blueflyer
Can Oil Screen Fall Out of Plug?

My oil screen seems to slip into and out of the plug fairly easily. Can the oil screen fall out of the plug once its all inserted back into the sump?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By blueflyer
maybe a pin problem at the connector?

maybe a pin problem at the connector?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By blueflyer
PM for the compass

PM for the compass
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By blueflyer
What are the negative effects of the ski jump?

What are the negative effects of the ski jump?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By blueflyer
I think that's a good tool but unfortunately, its...

I think that's a good tool but unfortunately, its not the same tool I'm looking for.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By blueflyer
Yes, I'm sure I could live without this tool, but...

Yes, I'm sure I could live without this tool, but it is a tool that I don't have in my tool box, so therefore I need it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By blueflyer
Camloc Retaining Ring Installation Tool

I can't find this tool anywhere on the Internet. Does anyone know where I can buy one? They sell it to install the retaining ring on the camloc 4002 series fasteners. The tool is called a 4002T02...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By blueflyer
that does make more sense, although those numbers...

that does make more sense, although those numbers I used are straight off the K&N website. Guess I will not try and reinvent the wheel here and stick with what Vans calls out. I appreciate the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By blueflyer
K&N FAQ's

Still looking for CFM chart for the filters. I found this on K&N's site. :

HOW DO I FIND/CALCULATE THE PROPER FILTER SIZE FOR MY CUSTOM APPLICATION?

SHAPE

When fitting a conventional round...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By blueflyer
Does The Air Filter Diameter Matter?

Does the diameter of the air filter matter? For an 0-320 Vans calls for the K&N E-3260 that has an inside diameter of 5 inches. For the 0-360, Vans calls for the K&N E-3450 which has an inside...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By blueflyer
Paul, I would be interested in how to use excel...

Paul, I would be interested in how to use excel as you describe.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By blueflyer
My anecdotal experience: I have an O-360, fixed...

My anecdotal experience: I have an O-360, fixed pitch, MA-4-5 carb. I would get intermittent high fuel pressure readings on the ground sometimes. I would get also get erratic readings in the air...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,041
Posted By blueflyer
B&C

Maybe from B&C?

https://bandc.com/product-category/electrical-supplies/contactors/
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By blueflyer
Shane's in Shreveport

Fly into KDTN and get a courtesy car. Go to Shane's on Youree Drive. It's about a 10-15 min drive from the airport.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By blueflyer
Uh oh, a quote, that's not good. But, it's a...

Uh oh, a quote, that's not good. But, it's a start. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By blueflyer
yes, this one is a stumper. I have found a...

yes, this one is a stumper. I have found a reference for Aeroloc 4R51-1, but I cant find photos/descriptions to make sure they are actually the same as what I have in the photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By blueflyer
Can You Identify these Camlocks?

I cant find these anywhere. They must be an old version. Anyone recognize these or know where to get more? I checked ebay already, no joy. The say what looks like "Camloc 4R51-1"

22002 22003...
Forum: Tools 02-07-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By blueflyer
Just for clarity, I ran the dynavibe 3 times....

Just for clarity, I ran the dynavibe 3 times.
First was .93,
then .67
then .38. I'm sorry i created confusion.

Please ignore my post saying .7.....

I appreciate the tips so far. Since I...
Forum: Tools 02-07-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By blueflyer
0.93 is correct. Sorry for the confusion.

0.93 is correct. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Tools 02-07-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By blueflyer
Dynavibe results

Initial run was 0.93 IPS at 294 (I used 300)
So I added 22grams at 90 degree and 150 degree holes

Next run was .67 IPS at 323 (I used 330)
So I added 16 grams at the 120 degree and 180 degree...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By blueflyer
10-4161-1 part number. It's an MA4-5 carb

10-4161-1 part number. It's an MA4-5 carb
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By blueflyer
Just to close out this thread, I just bought a...

Just to close out this thread, I just bought a new carburetor from Marvel and installed it. When I go full throttle and full rich, I lose about 100 rpm (but no roughness like with the old carb). ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By blueflyer
Thats what I was thinking as well. Its been...

Thats what I was thinking as well. Its been 10-12 years since its last overhaul, so its about time anyway.
Forum: Tools 01-30-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By blueflyer
Got it. Thank you.

Got it. Thank you.
Forum: Tools 01-30-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By blueflyer
sorry for my ignorance, but which one is correct?...

sorry for my ignorance, but which one is correct? Do I install 33 grams or 67 grams?
Forum: Tools 01-29-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By blueflyer
Help with Using Dynavibe

I test ran my Lycoming 180 hp engine with my new dynavibe hooked up. It read .7 IPS at 300.
Will someone check my math here please:

weight=((180/10)+30))*IPS
weight=48*.7
weight=33.6 grams

Since I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By blueflyer
Airport MSL is 200 feet. OAT was about 50*F

Airport MSL is 200 feet. OAT was about 50*F
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By blueflyer
Ground Run Question

I did a full power/full rich ground run on my 0-360/fixed pitch. Its been a long time since I did this, so someone tell me whats the problem here (or not one):

when I went to full throttle and full...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-12-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,148
Posted By blueflyer
Tony Bingelis

I believe the Tony Bingelis books suggest putting stainless steel scrubbing pad in the heat muff to generate more heat.
Forum: Florida (South) 12-03-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,249
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up I enjoy reading these. Thanks for sharing.

I enjoy reading these. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,111
Posted By blueflyer
lift?

I'm curious how does the plane get lifted to be put on casters or up onto a ramp? Is the ramp secured to the floor in any way?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,005
Posted By blueflyer
very nice!

Did you scratch build the scissor/jackscrew assembly and threaded rod, or did you salvage these items from something else? I ask because i want to copy!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,112
Posted By blueflyer
Washers?

Where can I buy the engine mount washers as called out DWG46A? I am installing an 0-360, but the engine mount washers Aircraft Spruce sells only go up to the 0-320. The washers are described as...
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By blueflyer
I agree, KIER has the most things to see if your...

I agree, KIER has the most things to see if your looking for a little tourist distraction on your trip.
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,255
Posted By blueflyer
2L0 is your typical quiet GA airport. One runway...

2L0 is your typical quiet GA airport. One runway and one FBO. The FBO is a good one. The mechanic shop at 2L0 is top notch. The people there will treat you right. I cant recall if they have a...
Forum: Safety 10-06-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,584
Posted By blueflyer
Lightbulb and it has a tinted visor...

and it has a tinted visor installed.....

https://www.ilmotor.com/products/ilm-883v-half-face-motorcycle-helmet
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 867
Posted By blueflyer
Here is one example

https://www.expaircraft.com/PDFgallery.htm

Scroll down to "Van's RV Aircraft Sample Condition Inspection Checklist" and download the checklist.
Forum: Reviews 09-22-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,476
Posted By blueflyer
He also built/sold engines. I bought an engine...

He also built/sold engines. I bought an engine from him back in about 2010. I called about getting another engine about a year ago, and if I recall correctly, Dick Waters had passed away.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By blueflyer
Aircraft Spruce!

I just checked aircraft spruce for the ring gear, and this is one of the answered questions:


Q: What is the diameter of this 72566 Lycoming ring gear?

ID approx 11-3/8". OD approx 12-1/2".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By blueflyer
Diameter of ring/flywheel

Great tip Don, thanks. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Also, does anyone have the diameter of the ring/flywheel? I forgot I'll need that as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up much appreciated!

much appreciated!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By blueflyer
Lycoming Flywheel Thickness?

Does anyone have a Lycoming flywheel so they can measure the thickness of the flywheel where the bolts pass through it?

I am trying to get my spinner/cowl gap correct, so I need to build everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,198
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up do it!

I did it 12 years ago and Im sick I didn't jump into the experimental world sooner! I have saved lots of money and become a much more knowledgeable airplane owner because of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up wow, thats a lot of flying in 2 weeks. Sounds...

wow, thats a lot of flying in 2 weeks. Sounds fun! That would be a bucket list type thing for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up perfect, thank you!

perfect, thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By blueflyer
OSH 2021 General Aviation Parking

I have been looking at the grounds map on the EAA website, but I cant find the general aviation parking (GAP) location. Can anyone provide some clarity? Below is the link to the EAA map. I cant...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By blueflyer
Sensenich cutout

Sensenich emailed me the spinner cutout for the 72FM series prop. Its attached here. Hopefully it is to scale when you download it :confused:

11207
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By blueflyer
Spinner Template for a Sensenich 72FM?

Anyone have a Sensenich spinner cutout template for a 72FM propeller they could PM or email to me? I can't seem to find one on the net, nor a VAF search.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,753
Posted By blueflyer
UV flashlight

I found that a UV flashlight from harbor freight ($8) will make the fresh leaky oil glow green. Nothing added to the oil to make it glow. I was surprised how well it shows the fresh leaky oil....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,692
Posted By blueflyer
Its that retractable gear that make it look so...

Its that retractable gear that make it look so fast! Great shot.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By blueflyer
bag source?

Any info in where one would source an appropriate bag?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By blueflyer
Yep, mine too. But mine actually settles in at...

Yep, mine too. But mine actually settles in at just below 6....more like 5.75 on the dipstick.
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