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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-08-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,731
Posted By airtractor8
This RV builder has some very detailed info and...

This RV builder has some very detailed info and pics on the inner workings of both Plane Power and B&C alternators. https://www.myrv10.com/N104CD/maintenance/20191213_Fall_Winter_Projects/index.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By airtractor8
No. I had a scrap of .050 lying around so I used...

No. I had a scrap of .050 lying around so I used that. The original was as supplied from Vans way back when. Perhaps .032?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By airtractor8
Airfilter for early style 0320 FAB

I recently changed out my 0320 powered 6's airfilter. Mine is the early type FAB with the lower alclad airfilter retaining plate and the 5 long AN3 retaining bolts. The standard filter from Vans is a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,701
Posted By airtractor8
There was an article in "14 years of the RVator"...

There was an article in "14 years of the RVator" on notching the skin and bending it and the bulkhead out to improve the fit up between everything. That's how I did it on my 6 there. It was easy and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-13-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,517
Posted By airtractor8
Hah?? What are you smokin? The OP is in...

Hah?? What are you smokin? The OP is in Oregon,USA a very long way from Serpentine, Western Australia.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,224
Posted By airtractor8
This (similar) alternator and internal regulator...

This (similar) alternator and internal regulator system was used in small 4 cylinder cars in the 80's (Suzuki Samurai & others). I dont know of any car owners that turned the alternator on AFTER...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,179
Posted By airtractor8
This subject has been covered before many times ....

This subject has been covered before many times . If you do a search there is a whole wealth of info available.

Having said that, these guys have an overvoltage module for use with internal or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,576
Posted By airtractor8
I am running NGK BR9EIX # 3089 solid tips on my...

I am running NGK BR9EIX # 3089 solid tips on my 0320 H2AD with SDS CPI ignition on one side. It is standard with 9:1 CR. No problems noted. It never fouls them and they look good upon removal so the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By airtractor8
Yes it is. The impulse spring breaks or the...

Yes it is. The impulse spring breaks or the flyweights on the coupling can get caught on the stop pins and break or the riveted type flyweight attachment fails and everything falls into the accessory...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-28-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By airtractor8
You have what you ordered. Here is the break...

You have what you ordered. Here is the break down:

3/32" Rivet = CC40-#40
1/8"Rivet = CC30-#30
#12 Pilot = CC12-#12
#8 Screw = CC8-#19
#6 Screw = CC6-#28

The # size refers to the number drill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By airtractor8
There shouldn't be any oil in that area to leak...

There shouldn't be any oil in that area to leak past the gasket. The oil seal on the drive shaft must be leaking and that is not good for the alternator drive coupling. It is a shear coupling and is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,665
Posted By airtractor8
Hi Kevin It's now been three years on your...

Hi Kevin

It's now been three years on your Fullriver battery. Any updates? How is it performing for you? I am due a new battery very soon and the FT230 looks like a good option.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By airtractor8
Years ago Dan posted a pic of a jig and procedure...

Years ago Dan posted a pic of a jig and procedure for doing this . Here it is but photobucket no longer works unfortunately :( http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=210140&postcount=1 ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By airtractor8
It doesn't have a gasket there. There is a small...

It doesn't have a gasket there. There is a small oil seal in there that has failed and is now leaking oil out past the tach drive shaft. If you don't replace it soon the tachometer will slowly fill...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,022
Posted By airtractor8
As soon as it is installed in an experimental...

As soon as it is installed in an experimental aircraft it is not a "certified" engine anymore. Better off spending the $750 on fuel to punch holes in the sky. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By airtractor8
Here is a link to a pic of the 0360 drive...

Here is a link to a pic of the 0360 drive coupling on their website. The H2AD version is 1.00" dia. https://www.flyefii.com/media/Dualmag-gear-snout.gif
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By airtractor8
Yep, it could be that. No, its not used in any...

Yep, it could be that.



No, its not used in any other engine as far as I know.

Here is a pic of the mag gear used in the 0360A3B6D Dual mag...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By airtractor8
I have often wondered the same thing having also...

I have often wondered the same thing having also read the numerous threads that mention the oil pressure feed to this area. One thing I did notice is that all the threads that mention it are...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,812
Posted By airtractor8
Yep,that's why I chose it. It's not as heavy...

Yep,that's why I chose it.
It's not as heavy as the D2000 it replaced! Don't forget a 1200 series is half the physical size of a D2000/3000 and you have also removed the heavy impulse...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 52,993
Posted By airtractor8
Years ago, George Orndorff made a series of VHS...

Years ago, George Orndorff made a series of VHS videos on RV6 construction. In one of those videos he too made the mistake of fitting the NACA vents to low. From memory I think he shortened the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By airtractor8
The search function is your friend. Myself and...

The search function is your friend. Myself and others have had the same problem. Mine is an RV 6 though. This is what I did to fix...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By airtractor8
There is an easy way to check the internal timing...

There is an easy way to check the internal timing on a 1200 series
Set the Mag up to have the red line in the middle of the window. Remove the other plastic plug on the bottom of the Mag. In there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By airtractor8
I am not Block but here is a couple of pics of...

I am not Block but here is a couple of pics of how I did the 'bumps"on my early RV6 cowl for the H2AD. My cowl needed bumps on both sides. One side for the fuel pump and the other for the prop...
Forum: Safety 02-22-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,713
Posted By airtractor8
Lithium-ion batteries important safety message

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/occurrence-briefs/2018/aviation/ab-2018-124/
Forum: RV-4 02-09-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,162
Posted By airtractor8
Yes, I built an early RV6 kit and we had to do...

Yes, I built an early RV6 kit and we had to do that.

A 3/4" hole will be more than enough. Molten lead flows just like water and you will have heaps of time to do what you need to before it...
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By airtractor8
http://www.sensenich.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/0...

http://www.sensenich.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Installation_Instructions_General_Metal_Instructions_1261679488.pdf

If you warm the prop hub with a heat gun a little or leave it outside in the...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,565
Posted By airtractor8
Are you guys for real sugar coating this? Pic 5...

Are you guys for real sugar coating this?

Pic 5 clearly shows a crack in the skin at the 270 degree position from the hole unless I'm mistaken?
If you look hard enough it is also visible in pic 1 &...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By airtractor8
It may be just me but that throttle cable setup...

It may be just me but that throttle cable setup is giving me the shivers just looking at it :eek:
I would not use that type of cable on the throttle. I have seen that type bowden choke cable style...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By airtractor8
You cannot use a pmag on a H2AD engine. The drive...

You cannot use a pmag on a H2AD engine. The drive dimensions and arrangement do not match up with the drive gear in the engine. As Rocketbob suggested your only option is full dual electronic...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-29-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
All done for you Dan. Thanks for drawing it for...

All done for you Dan. Thanks for drawing it for us. :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-29-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
Hi Scott Yes I still have Dan's trigger wheel...

Hi Scott

Yes I still have Dan's trigger wheel files. I sent you a PM. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By airtractor8
That's how I always do it. Two hits and it will...

That's how I always do it. Two hits and it will come right out
You are unlikely to drive it further in. It sits in a small landing machined into the crankshaft.
It's not a good practise to hit two...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-10-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,415
Posted By airtractor8
Delco Remy 14158 should do the trick ...

Delco Remy 14158 should do the trick http://www.delcoremy.com/product/product-details/14158

Or try Denso 2100244 http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=870513&cc=1167713&jsn=609
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By airtractor8
Changing the seals would be a very good idea. It...

Changing the seals would be a very good idea. It is easy to do outside of the fuselage and they are cheap.
My own RV6 build took ten years and I had all sorts of trouble trying to bleed the brakes...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 18,969
Posted By airtractor8
I did the same thing. Here is a pic of the...

I did the same thing. Here is a pic of the "Imperial" valve that came in my 1993 kit. It has a slightly different handle to the others shown in this thread and doesn't have the little pointer as...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-11-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 64,448
Posted By airtractor8
"Vans" 35amp alternator from the late 90's &...

"Vans" 35amp alternator from the late 90's & Motorola M5-150A external regulator. Blast tube installed. No failures in 400hrs.

160HP RV6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,489
Posted By airtractor8
He is talking about an adjustable wrench or...

He is talking about an adjustable wrench or adjustable spanner or shifter spanner :) Google is your friend.

We called them Crescent's when we were kids but that term seems to be lost now. I think...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-02-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
Replacement module pins

I may have found a few sources for new module pins.
I think this is their name and part number: Ford Wedgelock Terminals E7EB-14487-AA .060" Female Diameter Pin. Available on ebay here ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
This from the OP in regards tolerances. It...

This from the OP in regards tolerances.



It doesn't seem like the reluctor to pickup clearance will be a problem. Yes the mounting surface has been machined by Lycoming.

I spoke with a machinist...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-01-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
Thanks guys. Great information. I'm thinking at...

Thanks guys. Great information.

I'm thinking at this point I will probably just get an 8 cylinder plug new from your side of the pond (half the price of UK) and cut the keys of it as Kirk...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-31-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
I had an inside ring for the large pulley made...

I had an inside ring for the large pulley made yesterday at the local Water Jet shop.
It was easy with Dan's Cad drawing :D I did have them increase the OD to 8"to allow enough meat on the edge for...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-25-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
You are a true Gentleman Dan. Thanks :) I would...

You are a true Gentleman Dan. Thanks :) I would love to have a copy of the file for it.
I will send you a PM with my email address
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-25-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
Here are some bolt hole dimensions for mounting...

Here are some bolt hole dimensions for mounting an inside wheel to the larger pulley that I lifted from the Lightspeed site :)
4&6 cylinder bolt orientation in relation to the missing tooth would be...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-24-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
I may have made a mistake there with the...

I may have made a mistake there with the diameters but it makes little difference.
I think the guy that took the picture was trying to illustrate the diameter of the pulley only not the ring gear so...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-24-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
What is the OD of the belt pulley and the ID of...

What is the OD of the belt pulley and the ID of the steel ring gear anyway?


I don't have a flywheel assembly lying around but found this on the net. Looks like 9-3/4 OD for the pulley & 10-1/4 ID...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-23-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
Maybe for those with the more common larger...

Maybe for those with the more common larger alternator pulley a ring similar to this set up from Lightspeed could be fitted to the inside of the flywheel after having the required teeth cut in it?...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-23-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 119,773
Posted By airtractor8
Please be sure to protect the wiring harness on...

Please be sure to protect the wiring harness on flywheel triggered systems. Alternator belt failures can and do happen. This terrible accident would seem to be a direct result of that. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,458
Posted By airtractor8
Regarding your solid wire mixture cable setup. If...

Regarding your solid wire mixture cable setup. If you didn't want to mess with it you could always fit a safety return spring to the control arm. That way if the cable brakes the mixture will go to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By airtractor8
Tach drive seal

Does anyone know an easy way to remove the LW-14260 oil seal from the tach drive shaft with the engine still mounted in the plane? Is there a special tool I can make or buy to make the job easier...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,634
Posted By airtractor8
Yes, I had the brakes lock solid one night on...

Yes, I had the brakes lock solid one night on landing after a night spraying sortie in an early 502 Airtractor. The early models had the park brake on/off valve on the lower subpanel that worked the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,376
Posted By airtractor8
My -6 was a 93' kit with the same white cowl. To...

My -6 was a 93' kit with the same white cowl. To start with I followed the plans and fitted the closed loop hing in that position. Well you guessed it,that lasted all of 30hrs and broke into little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,116
Posted By airtractor8
That may be very hard for him to do. He flys a 6...

That may be very hard for him to do. He flys a 6 cylinder Lycoming. There aint no Pmag for that! :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-04-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 17,023
Posted By airtractor8
Hello Andy I made some enquiries with a Mag shop...

Hello Andy

I made some enquiries with a Mag shop in Iowa a year or so ago about doing exactly what you have in mind to my H2AD. I asked the same questions as you. Turns out he has done a few...
Forum: Safety 10-01-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 31,740
Posted By airtractor8
Is the fuel tank in question set up for...

Is the fuel tank in question set up for aerobatics? If so maybe the "flop" tube has had some sort of failure?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,257
Posted By airtractor8
I have the same carb and setup. It is just a...

I have the same carb and setup. It is just a standard AN6 1/4 NPT fitting as you suggest. Nothing special at all. Sounds like the female thread on the carb fitting is damaged or out of round maybe?....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,009
Posted By airtractor8
mmmm, read post #22 :D

mmmm, read post #22 :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,009
Posted By airtractor8
Sounds like the timing is out on the mags to me....

Sounds like the timing is out on the mags to me. . Check that your mag to engine timing is correct."bangs" and smoke could be the mag firing the fuel/air charge on the exhaust stroke . Did you check...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,225
Posted By airtractor8
+1. My thoughts exactly.

+1. My thoughts exactly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By airtractor8
Do you have the standard Vans fuel valve fitted?...

Do you have the standard Vans fuel valve fitted? If so look around the shaft gland seal for a leak. You should see die from the avgas present if its leaking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By airtractor8
Don't feel all alone Brian. I live on the other...

Don't feel all alone Brian.
I live on the other side of the World to you and it is exactly the same for me.
We can only get wireless 3G or sometimes 4G despite living only 20kms out from a major...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,611
Posted By airtractor8
Use the plane to get to the plane

I too use my 6 for Biz travel. Our spray base is 4.5 hrs drive or 1.2 in the RV from my home.:eek:
Its a no brainer to have breakfast with the wife and kids at a respectable hour and head of for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,309
Posted By airtractor8
That's what I did as well :)

That's what I did as well :)
Forum: RV-4 12-27-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,819
Posted By airtractor8
Gee, where to start? If I was you I would sprint...

Gee, where to start? If I was you I would sprint away from it not run!!
I have never seen workmanship this bad and in so many places. Makes you wonder what the main wing spar looks like:eek: The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,199
Posted By airtractor8
Just because the plugs only have 3hrs on them...

Just because the plugs only have 3hrs on them doesn't mean one of them is not bad. Did one get dropped when installing? You may have just got a dud.
It also could be a bad plug lead. Just touching...
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