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Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,452
Posted By Gonzo24
ideas

Hi Mark,

If you go the scoop route I would strongly suggest that you follow Dan H's experience and roll your own air box with large perpendicular to the airflow filter. I am using the Rod Bower ram...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,258
Posted By Gonzo24
good ideas

Thanks for the feedback. I will try the blue tape and keep relieving smaller areas around the nose bowl of the cowl to miss the spinner when the cowl is tilted down and forward.

I can see the issue...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,258
Posted By Gonzo24
Removing bottom cowl without scratching leg fairings or worse?

Getting ready to get the -7 painted and still have not mastered removing, installing the bottom cowl without scratching up the leg fairings or spinner area with the bottom cowl?

I have the janekom...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,908
Posted By Gonzo24
good info

Thanks for the feedback Brian. Much appreciated!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,908
Posted By Gonzo24
mount for 796

Hello Brian. What mount did you use for your 796 set up? Do you have it wired into the avionics harness to share flight plans, etc? Thanks. Jeff
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,661
Posted By Gonzo24
Pic of the fix

Stainless spherical washers from McMaster Carr installed. Easy fix. Thanks for the tip on where to find them. Had to go from a -7 bolt up to -11 for grip and thread margin in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,661
Posted By Gonzo24
Walt - thanks for the reference. did not know...

Walt - thanks for the reference. did not know that they were called ball socket and seat washers also. I read the Chap 7 section and it makes sense. good to see it is a "sanctioned" fix.

gtmule -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,661
Posted By Gonzo24
self leveling or spherical washer use acceptable practice?

has anyone used self leveling or spherical washers on bolt applications that are not perpendicular on your RV? If so, do you have a good source for these? google brings up several options but I...
Forum: Primers 03-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,038
Posted By Gonzo24
alodine pen?

have you considered using an alodine pen for ease of application? I dont think the pen needs a water rinse after. Stein air has them on the website store under chemicals...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 346,061
Posted By Gonzo24
Question New HS405 ribs being shipped now to replace old HS-405?

Just got my SB kit and I ordered a set of HS-405 root ribs to replace my old ones (long story). The ribs that came are part # HS00005 and look different than the old. The rib flange has 3 serrations...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-02-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,243
Posted By Gonzo24
One wing incidence

Gil,

Yes you can do one wing at a time but it is a bit more difficult. You have to contend with out of balance fuse, etc for one wing. It is easier to drop plumb lines on both wings and check...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 346,061
Posted By Gonzo24
My intention is not to rag on Van's. I think...

My intention is not to rag on Van's. I think they are doing a good job with this SB business. Just curious if anyone else has been placed in the holding pattern trying to order parts? The hang up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,650
Posted By Gonzo24
Mike, Please tell me that you did not claim that...

Mike, Please tell me that you did not claim that you built 51% of that airframe during your inspection :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 346,061
Posted By Gonzo24
Tried to order replacement HS parts and got a surprise

I called Van's and spoke with Bruce on the Parts order line. Said I wanted to order all HS parts and SB kit except the rear spar components (I intend to re-use my rear spar in the new assembly as I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 50,324
Posted By Gonzo24
Here's a good set up for Ignition testing that...

Here's a good set up for Ignition testing that Robert Paisely did for EFII

http://www.flyefii.com/ignition/ignition_comparison.htm
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-26-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By Gonzo24
Robert, thanks for the explanation. Hope OSH is...

Robert,

thanks for the explanation. Hope OSH is good to you!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-25-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,804
Posted By Gonzo24
New EFII comparsion data of popular EI's in use

:confused:I happened across this post on Robert Paisley's EFII site a few weeks ago. I appreciate his thorough explanation and comparisons. looks like a good unbiased test. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By Gonzo24
Thumbs up update

Jason - I tried your suggestion (a very good suggestion indeed). However, back drilling the Z bracket in the outboard area is a blind proposition with all of the skins on. My angle drill is a bit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By Gonzo24
Good call... I'll check your method tonight. ...

Good call... I'll check your method tonight. thanks for the description.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By Gonzo24
drilling outboard tank Z brackets AFTER leading edge is riveted on

I'm building replacement tanks for my 7. The outboard leading edge assembly and all wing skins are riveted on. Has anyone else come up with a method to drill the outboard Z brackets to the baffle...
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By Gonzo24
Way to go Tom!

Get going on that tail kit... Like my old wrestling coach used to say - "you gotta wanna get yer nose bloody... Get in there boy!"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,698
Posted By Gonzo24
Good real # comparison of EIs on EFII website

I have a dual LSE plasma II system on my -7 and had a single plasma II with slick on my 7a. I would be very tempted to go with EFII if doing it again though after seeing Robert Paisley's recent test...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By Gonzo24
may have a fix

JDanno.. check your pm's ... may have a fix. thanks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-23-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By Gonzo24
Bellissimo!

Luke,

Ah, the picture of your beautiful 8 over the scenic mountains of Italy... a splendid way to start the day here in the USA Midwest. Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,298
Posted By Gonzo24
make test dimple check plates - quick & easy

Bert,

A great help during your build for all C/Sing that you will do is to have small test dimple cards made up to keep with your tools. I have several approx 1"X2" pieces of .020, .025, .032...
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,286
Posted By Gonzo24
Thumbs up Great customer service from Tom at TS Flightlines!

I recently made a hose order for my -7 with Tom at TS Flightlines. Very fast turn around, even emailed me to answer questions over the weekend, and the finished product was EXACTLY to the dimensions...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 156,948
Posted By Gonzo24
agreed

Well said Mike....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 156,948
Posted By Gonzo24
St. Lucia - an aside..

Hey Rosie. My wife and I just left St. Lucia on Saturday after as we were celebrating our 20th anniversary there. We took a helicopter transfer from that very airport to the larger commercial one on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,203
Posted By Gonzo24
Nice!

Very nice display Rob. What options do you have for ADS-B in/out with your system?

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,203
Posted By Gonzo24
Thanks

Thanks for the info
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,203
Posted By Gonzo24
Advanced Flight Systems specials at S&F?

Anyone know in advance if AFS / ATS is offering any new products or specials at S&F this year?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,745
Posted By Gonzo24
Thanks for the input

Deek - Glad to have you on the forum. I surf several glass builder's sites from time to time and always learn a ton about different ways to solve similar problems. Good input on the LSE system from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,745
Posted By Gonzo24
oops

Phil - just saw you are using Hall effect... my bad. more coffee is needed on this end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,745
Posted By Gonzo24
timing LSE

Phil - I assume you are using a crank triggered LSE system.. It's not really a big deal when you measure it against every other step on the plane building journey. When you start your plane the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 761,045
Posted By Gonzo24
nice 8!

Something very sinister and cool looking about that all gray 8! BTW Nice rack on the angel ... definitely will fly better with the tail art in proper proportion. Dan - Smoking rivets? there won't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,152
Posted By Gonzo24
Dan - very clean custom rig you have there. How...

Dan - very clean custom rig you have there. How do you keep the air box from beating the sides of the scoop during the infamous lycoming dog shake on start and shut down?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-22-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,701
Posted By Gonzo24
Bravo!

I humbly bow to your firewall and plumbing prowess! I learned a good deal from those two pics. thanks for posting.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-22-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,701
Posted By Gonzo24
fuel flow on the EFII set up?

I was checking out the EFII system on the website. pretty cool.

How do you accurately measure fuel flow with the constant fuel return to the tanks? Do you need a transducer on the main feed and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,658
Posted By Gonzo24
Nylock nut

using #6 stainless screw with nylock nut here. You can always sand the washer on one side to cheat the room if needed. Don't forget to secure the case shield ground to one of your mounting...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-04-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,726
Posted By Gonzo24
He will be missed...

Bob, thanks for posting this. I can still see Tom smiling at MERFI. One of the good guys and a pleasure to be around. He and his son came to visit my 1st project at a time when I could have easily...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By Gonzo24
my view is it would not help sealing

Mark,

If I am not mistaken (not looking at the prints) the countersink rivet line you are referring to is not really a sealing area. The rear baffle to tank skin proseal fillet that you will apply...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,943
Posted By Gonzo24
Talking Wise words to heed, embrace, ponder, meditate on during build

Bill, You nailed it! Wise words indeed and I laughed when I read your post.

"Well, I went off plans, and that has led to more changes then I expected..."

That should be a T shirt logo for sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,723
Posted By Gonzo24
kerosene

Hi Doug,

I used clear kerosene. usually sold at the box stores in the paint area in 1 gal cans. worked great.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,302
Posted By Gonzo24
It's always the magic word...

Gil,

That's The rascal I was looking for. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,302
Posted By Gonzo24
Source for high quality 90 degree fast on terminals?

Looking for a good source for high quality 90 degree, 1/4" fast on crimp wire terminals. I can only seem to locate straight amp terminals in my searches.

Thanks,
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,199
Posted By Gonzo24
back to intake scoop to prop clearance question

I am fabbing my intake scoop for an AFP FM200 servo mounted on a cold air sump with a Bowers ram air can. The intake scoop is attached to a short SJ cowl and the scoop will be modular so I can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,068
Posted By Gonzo24
good info

Gary, Doc: thanks for taking the time to respond. I like the idea of checking the leads on the mount during preflight. I think I will give that a shot first go round.

Gary - if you get a sec, I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,068
Posted By Gonzo24
LSE coil placement

currently planning my coil placement for dual lightspeeds and was curious what the field recommendation is for these options:

-on top of engine case.
-on engine mount with adel clamps
-on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,785
Posted By Gonzo24
Scott - get plugged into this group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OhioValleyRVators/

Hi Scott. Saw you are close to Cinci. My advice to you is to join this group. RV gods galore belong to said mystical tribe....

Seriously though,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-04-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,516
Posted By Gonzo24
ground strap

Bob, actually no I didn't think of that. Thanks for bringing it up. I was assuming that the braided grd strap would be tolerant of the engine to airframe vibration difference. However, that link...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-04-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,516
Posted By Gonzo24
Dual LSI

I'm setting up a dual LSI in my -7 now. Single PC-680 batt, SD-8 back up alt. Not using smaller back up batt as shown in LSI manuals because of the use of SD-8. Both LSI power inputs run to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 852
Posted By Gonzo24
Question remote transponder close to LSE boxes ok?

I'm installing a remote GTX-32 transponder under the forward skin of my tip up 7 on the backside of the left vert rib. this area is between the subpanel and firewall. The Xponder is within a few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,085
Posted By Gonzo24
fiberglass strip and screws

Bart... I'm fighting the same fight on a -7 with SJ cowl and IO-375 right now. Was the consensus of your talk with Van's and others that 1/4" is enough clearance at the rockers? I have maybe 3/8"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By Gonzo24
good feedback

thanks for the info guys
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By Gonzo24
haven't measured yet

Engine is still in preserved state. don't want to rotate the prop and wipe the preservative oil at this stage. There has to be a happy medium given the valve lift on these engines... the search...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By Gonzo24
Low profile rocker covers?

I am trying to minimize rocker cover to cowl contact on my set up on #1 and #2 cylinder.

Is there such a beast as low profile rocker covers? My ECI covers (IO-375) are square on the top edge and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By Gonzo24
Bob - thanks for the info. sorry to hear that Rod...

Bob - thanks for the info. sorry to hear that Rod is having health issues. i certainly hope that this will be behind him soon. I'll give him a call after the weekend to check in.

I checked your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By Gonzo24
wing roots

Wardo. I have one in each wing root attached to the side fuse with 2 adel clamps each on my -7 project. like keeping the fuel out of the cockpit when servicing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By Gonzo24
Bowers ram air filter dimensions

anyone have a drawing of the outside dimensions of the bowers ram air set up for a 360 - 375 engine with AFP FM200 fuel servo? are adapters needed to fit it to a FM200 servo?

emailed Rod but would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,604
Posted By Gonzo24
other holes later...

just think of all the RV's flying with additional holes in the end ribs for things like, magnetometer mounts, landing light HID or strobe power packs, grounding screw holes for local grounds, adel...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,867
Posted By Gonzo24
had same deal on my engine

Bob,

I have a IO-375 single groove flywheel and a 40A B&C alt. the alt pulley groove sat proud to the flywheel groove by about 1/4". A quick trip to the mill with the Alt. to mill down the bolt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,854
Posted By Gonzo24
don't sweat it... easy fix

Hi Robert,

I broke my -7 tip up frame almost exactly in the same place doing initial fit ups. took it to an area weld shop that does nice TIG work. $20 bucks later. it was fixed.

just make sure...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-14-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,456
Posted By Gonzo24
perfect

You guys hit it right on the head! Personally I was thinking that if I don't alumiprep, alodine and epoxy prime the pins before I crimp then they may fall off as I am doing an overhead break at a non...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-13-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,456
Posted By Gonzo24
great feedback

guys, this is a very good example of posting a question and getting excellent, specific feedback by folks that have been there..done that. thanks for your time to post your results. now we just need...
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