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Forum: Electrical Systems 02-11-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,700
Posted By rvsxer
Speaking only of magneto ignition: If your EFIS...

Speaking only of magneto ignition: If your EFIS (or electric tach) senses RPM via a P-lead connection, you need to wire both mags. If the instrument can't have both p-lead inputs at the same time a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By rvsxer
I had one other issue with 12.1 but (to me) it's...

I had one other issue with 12.1 but (to me) it's minor. You can load a frequency into a VHF com or nav from the airport info on the WPT page. Mine quit doing it with 12.1 and I back-loaded 12.0 to...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,334
Posted By rvsxer
I've had 2 Robbins heat muffs on my -6 since day...

I've had 2 Robbins heat muffs on my -6 since day one (2000). I had trouble getting them to clamp the pipe tightly until I oversized the tie rod holes slightly. That allows the end cap halves to move...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By rvsxer
Sliding canopy replacement

I have to install a new canopy due to a crack (large). My skirts are all metal, and the plex is riveted and screwed on, as was the custom 22 years ago. My question: New skirts from scratch or try to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,996
Posted By rvsxer
After 20 years and 1800 hours my main canopy...

After 20 years and 1800 hours my main canopy cracked across the top. Temp was -10F or so and it happened a half hour after takeoff in smooth air. I'd flown in those temps 15-20 times with no ill...
Forum: Midwest 02-04-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By rvsxer
The website is mnwing.org

The website is mnwing.org
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,847
Posted By rvsxer
I used the NAS dome platenuts and prosealed...

I used the NAS dome platenuts and prosealed around them inside the tank. There was no interference problem with the fuel pickup screen on mine. A friend of mine told me to clean the sender and tank...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By rvsxer
I would never do that. If the cable fails there...

I would never do that. If the cable fails there will be a sudden tab deflection that will cause a big pitch change and possibly excessive g-loading until you are able to compensate for it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By rvsxer
Read this, says it all:...

Read this, says it all: http://www.sensenich.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Installation_Instructions_General_Metal_Instructions_1261679488.pdf

Don't use oil. It'll just make a mess and it won't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By rvsxer
Okay, chapter and verse. As designed, the Van's...

Okay, chapter and verse. As designed, the Van's manual trim system has free play that cannot be mitigated. There is ample (but only anecdotal) evidence the system has not contributed to elevator...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By rvsxer
I had exactly the same problem on my RV-6 when I...

I had exactly the same problem on my RV-6 when I installed a Hartzell prop to replace a Sensenich. I just shimmed my mount away from the firewall with AN-970 washers and used longer bolts. Mine was...
Forum: Midwest 01-03-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By rvsxer
I went up, too, about 3 or so. Temp inversion and...

I went up, too, about 3 or so. Temp inversion and lots of wind above the haze layer. Smooth though.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-29-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By rvsxer
I just force-loaded version 12.0 and the SL-30...

I just force-loaded version 12.0 and the SL-30 channelization issue is fixed, so it looks like it's a bug in 12.1. My GTX-23 failed when v12.0 was loaded so I went back to 12.1 and got it back, and...
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,105
Posted By rvsxer
Sounds like it if you aren't building one. If you...

Sounds like it if you aren't building one. If you look at a nice -7 with all the same equipment and finish quality as a -14, and an IO-360 instead of the bigger engine, all you are getting for that...
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,788
Posted By rvsxer
Transponder test sets don't validate the GPS....

Transponder test sets don't validate the GPS. There is no need for the biennial transponder cert to test ADS-B because you are monitored every time you fly. If you are not in compliance you will get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By rvsxer
I don't want to be accused of "piling on" but......

I don't want to be accused of "piling on" but... My G3X non-touch won't channelize my SL-30 after v12.1. Worked fine before.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By rvsxer
G3X non-touch v12.1 bug?

I just updated my G3X non-touch firmware to v12.1 and it won't channelize my SL-30 nav-com any more. Checked the serial link configuration and it is still as before. Is anyone else having the problem?
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-09-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By rvsxer
The sensors for the G3X systems are different for...

The sensors for the G3X systems are different for the Bendix and Slick, but I think it is the vent plug threads that are different, and maybe the physical dimension for the correct proximity to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,998
Posted By rvsxer
If you use a broker such as SkySmith, and that...

If you use a broker such as SkySmith, and that broker is your agent of record, you are probably wasting your time shopping elsewhere. As I understand it, each quote needs to be reviewed by a human...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,472
Posted By rvsxer
If you have a stock Lycoming oil filter adapter...

If you have a stock Lycoming oil filter adapter you can install the bypass spring and plunger for summer operation without removing the Vernatherm. This causes all the oil to flow through the cooler...
Forum: Tools 11-19-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,961
Posted By rvsxer
Just take a Dremel or pneumatic grinder with a...

Just take a Dremel or pneumatic grinder with a small cutoff wheel or a burr bit and "wipe" the head with it until the locking ring pops off or is gone. Drive the mandrel out with a small pin punch...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,930
Posted By rvsxer
Agreed. After relining hundreds of sets over the...

Agreed. After relining hundreds of sets over the years and finding aftermarket pads cracked I always use Cleveland pads.
Forum: COMM 10-30-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By rvsxer
We occasionally installed the AP-60 in customer...

We occasionally installed the AP-60 in customer panels at SteinAir if we ran out of audio feeds on an audio panel. Worked fine.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-10-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By rvsxer
As I understand it, the Ellison has no venturi so...

As I understand it, the Ellison has no venturi so there is little or no temperature drop in the inlet, so by nature it is unlikely to have "carb ice".
Forum: ADS-B 06-26-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,376
Posted By rvsxer
A Garmin GPS-20A. My primary nav GPS is the...

A Garmin GPS-20A. My primary nav GPS is the built-in G3X non-WAAS.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,839
Posted By rvsxer
We also get them from Spruce...

We also get them from Spruce...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,839
Posted By rvsxer
The pipeline patrol company I work for uses the...

The pipeline patrol company I work for uses the Real base gaskets and their O-ring for the cap. We hand tighten them and safety wire them both directions so over-tightening the cap won't cause the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By rvsxer
If you have Slick or Bendix mags and a mag...

If you have Slick or Bendix mags and a mag vent-hole sensor installed, one will do because the rotating magnet is still being sensed with the mag grounded off. If you use the p-leads (as with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,625
Posted By rvsxer
At SteinAir we wire all 3 jacks together at each...

At SteinAir we wire all 3 jacks together at each station if the customer wants both types, and the only extra wire is the power lead for the ANR headsets.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-03-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,541
Posted By rvsxer
When my RV-6 still had the Sensenich 72FM prop,...

When my RV-6 still had the Sensenich 72FM prop, pitched at 85", O-360 180 hp, I could get 179 kts TAS at 8,000' DA. The IAS has been calibrated and reads about 2 kts high at that speed so let's say...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By rvsxer
SteinAir stocks a range of the Honeywell TL...

SteinAir stocks a range of the Honeywell TL switches, standard and locking toggle.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 64,040
Posted By rvsxer
About 8 years ago I switched from the Van's 35a...

About 8 years ago I switched from the Van's 35a alternator to a Nippondenso, the one for a 70's Honda. I wired around the built-in regulator and retained my B&C external regulator. I had 2 failures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,692
Posted By rvsxer
Using a carb heat control cable with a...

Using a carb heat control cable with a push-button lock will allow you to preload the door in the closed position and stop most of the vibration. It also allows for partial carb heat when trying to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,592
Posted By rvsxer
Every exhaust leak I've seen showed as a white or...

Every exhaust leak I've seen showed as a white or light tan coating. If it's black you are too rich at idle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By rvsxer
Be wary of NOS strobe flash tubes. They have a...

Be wary of NOS strobe flash tubes. They have a shelf life and they actually go bad just from age. Also, when you remove the shroud from the light assy (as in your photo above), don't let the lenses...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,110
Posted By rvsxer
The pipeline patrol company at our airport runs...

The pipeline patrol company at our airport runs their O-320's 4,000 hours. No problems at overhaul. They do oil analysis, and all the accessories get changed on a time schedule. I looked at one the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,401
Posted By rvsxer
There have been complaints about wheeled vehicles...

There have been complaints about wheeled vehicles from scooters to courtesy cars on the convention grounds for years. Several years ago EAA started restricting where these vehicles could go during...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By rvsxer
Once you establish the rotation of the mag from...

Once you establish the rotation of the mag from the placard, with the mag off the engine, partially insert the timing pin in the correct hole. Now comes the fun part: Turn the mag until the pin...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,998
Posted By rvsxer
I put spacers between the mount and firewall when...

I put spacers between the mount and firewall when I converted from a Sensenich FP to a Hartzell. Worked fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,217
Posted By rvsxer
That should be 2000 and 2250 RPM. I have those...

That should be 2000 and 2250 RPM. I have those blades and 180 HP.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By rvsxer
Hylomar. I am told it was originally developed...

Hylomar. I am told it was originally developed for Rolls Royce. Stays soft, stays put, and lacquer thinner will remove it, so little or no gasket scraping.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By rvsxer
B&C Specialty sells a case-mount kit. I used one...

B&C Specialty sells a case-mount kit. I used one and I also have a Nippon Denso alternator. You might have to modify the spacers to line up the pulleys.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-04-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,565
Posted By rvsxer
Donaven, You must have gotten there after I left....

Donaven,
You must have gotten there after I left. It sure was a lot of fun. Thanks to all the hard working people who plowed the runway back into shape after the previous day's snowfall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By rvsxer
I switched to a Hartzell a couple of years ago on...

I switched to a Hartzell a couple of years ago on my RV-6 and I used the cable location shown on the firewall penetrations drawing from Van's. I have a Hartzell governor and it worked perfect. I used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,709
Posted By rvsxer
Paul Rosales arranged a special parking area for...

Paul Rosales arranged a special parking area for the RV-6 30th a few years ago. I got a spot there and it was great. Do it if you get a chance.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,433
Posted By rvsxer
Wiki got you again. I can hear the gloating...

Wiki got you again. I can hear the gloating...
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,468
Posted By rvsxer
I just connected my GDL-39 to a Delta Pop 978 mhz...

I just connected my GDL-39 to a Delta Pop 978 mhz blade but a 1090 or 978 (slightly longer) "spike" will work fine. Not sure about the 660 sending GPS to the GDL-39.
Forum: Tools 01-25-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,187
Posted By rvsxer
I like to lend tools to locals, especially if...

I like to lend tools to locals, especially if it's something I have that they will use once or twice and it's expensive. I have a Parker Roto-flare tool I've lent out dozens of times. As a tech...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,591
Posted By rvsxer
Here at SteinAir, the combination we see most...

Here at SteinAir, the combination we see most often is a Master switch for the primary battery and primary alternator, usually the aforementioned locking toggle, which we stock at SteinAir. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,708
Posted By rvsxer
Thanks Marshall, for all those years turning out...

Thanks Marshall, for all those years turning out tools that were a cut above most others. Enjoy your retirement, where "every day is Saturday"!
Forum: Reviews 01-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By rvsxer
The cookies are great every year at Oshkosh, so...

The cookies are great every year at Oshkosh, so the headset should be, too.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,288
Posted By rvsxer
I ran a Scotchbrite pad through repeatedly to...

I ran a Scotchbrite pad through repeatedly to scuff it, then ran a cloth soaked with lacquer thinner, then naptha through like cleaning a rifle barrel. Sloshed with Dupont Variprime primer and let...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By rvsxer
Ah, that brings back memories. We used it on...

Ah, that brings back memories. We used it on everything at Northwest Airlines. Tough as nails and easy to mix and apply.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By rvsxer
The upper limit of your 430 location may be...

The upper limit of your 430 location may be dictated by the structure behind the panel. Any long-tray radio such as a Garmin 430 or 650 will interfere with the lower mount for the windshield center...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,166
Posted By rvsxer
At SteinAir, we usually plan 30-35 circuit...

At SteinAir, we usually plan 30-35 circuit breakers for a normal 2-display Garmin or Dynon panel. Some people put fewer on the panel and add an auxiliary fuse or CB panel for less important loads.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 179,636
Posted By rvsxer
A few evenings ago, normal...

A few evenings ago, normal cruise:
https://photos.smugmug.com/RV-Stuff/i-pDL7Wnm/0/7c9d2097/L/20181216_200016-L.jpg
Many years ago I was flying freight in a Piper Lance at 11,000' near LaCrosse, WI...
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,458
Posted By rvsxer
If you have an E-AB aircraft and can install the...

If you have an E-AB aircraft and can install the equipment yourself, you could wait a while, but don't expect the cost to go down. If you have a certificated (Standard Category) aircraft, I would...
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,352
Posted By rvsxer
I got one of those letters from the FAA. I have a...

I got one of those letters from the FAA. I have a G3X non-touch and a GTX-23ES transponder. I will eventually be installing a GPS-20A. I spoke with the FAA and the idea is, if you broadcast ADS-B it...
Forum: Reviews 11-09-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 970
Posted By rvsxer
I agree. I bought a used one and needed a little...

I agree. I bought a used one and needed a little help switching the service. Great customer support.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By rvsxer
We have 'em at SteinAir...

We have 'em at SteinAir here:
https://www.steinair.com/product/switch-guard-stainless-steel/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By rvsxer
That hole is fine. The oil transfer tube looks...

That hole is fine. The oil transfer tube looks good so you are good to go.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By rvsxer
Filipe, Don't drill it, the drilling debris is...

Filipe,

Don't drill it, the drilling debris is too hard to remove completely. Take a long, sharp-pointed punch and put a hole in it. You can then use a slide-hammer with a threaded end to pull it...
Forum: Midwest 10-01-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,076
Posted By rvsxer
My wife and I flew to Cable, WI for the...

My wife and I flew to Cable, WI for the breakfast, then to Bowstring for lunch. Great flight, great food. Breakfast at Brainerd would have been a little warmer, though...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,211
Posted By rvsxer
As far as the prop goes, I would order the engine...

As far as the prop goes, I would order the engine set up for a CS propeller, with the governor drive and oil transfer line installed. Order a hollow crankshaft set up for a fixed-pitch prop. The...
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