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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By William Slaughter
I have a set of these I can offer you. PM me if...

I have a set of these I can offer you. PM me if you're interested
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,459
Posted By William Slaughter
I bought mine from flyefii. Much nicer than the...

I bought mine from flyefii. Much nicer than the ones that came with the p-mags. No experience with the SDS adapters, but I'm confident that they would be top notch as well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,353
Posted By William Slaughter
My oil filter faces to the rear. No problems.

My oil filter faces to the rear. No problems.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-23-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,277
Posted By William Slaughter
Re: the 800 RPM number

Have you tested the rpm needed on your plane? I need at least 1000 RPM on mine.
Forum: Autopilots 07-26-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,117
Posted By William Slaughter
Mid Continent

I did get through to the TruTrak guy at Mid Continent about my autopilot, and while he was very pleasant to deal with, it still boiled down to "buy a new one".
Forum: Autopilots 07-22-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,117
Posted By William Slaughter
Sadly, this is just what I expected once the...

Sadly, this is just what I expected once the acquisition was announced last year. RIP Trutrak.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,359
Posted By William Slaughter
Burnish the threads

It's the rough surface finish left by the phosphate coating. Run a hardened capscrew lubed with boelube in and out of the nutplate before installation. This smooths up the thread surface without...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By William Slaughter
Also consider cutting off the back couple of...

Also consider cutting off the back couple of inches of the aft canopy tip. That made all the difference in the world on my installation. The fiberglass skirt will cover it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By William Slaughter
This is definitely a "some assembly required"...

This is definitely a "some assembly required" project, but no additional stuff needs to be purchased. Once you cut the plastic case open, you can compare the existing install and the new cell pack to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 522,218
Posted By William Slaughter
Sold! PM sent.

Sold! PM sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 522,218
Posted By William Slaughter
How about a version of this with the mounting...

How about a version of this with the mounting flanges on the sides in order to minimize installed height? I would definitely be in the market for one of those.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By William Slaughter
Got it. I have the gauge and the transducer. PM...

Got it. I have the gauge and the transducer. PM me your address and I will take it in to get a price on postage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By William Slaughter
I may have one. I'll check when I'm at the hangar...

I may have one. I'll check when I'm at the hangar later today. Yours for the cost of shipping if I have it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,539
Posted By William Slaughter
How is the line attached to the engine at the aft...

How is the line attached to the engine at the aft end?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,539
Posted By William Slaughter
Venting overboard - little help please

I'd still like to see pictures of a viable method of venting the sniffle valve overboard. I have the same exhaust system as Dan, and every method I've considered as been proven to fail on his...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,539
Posted By William Slaughter
I too would like to hear about the exit. I have a...

I too would like to hear about the exit. I have a sniffle valve, but have been operating without it because I couldn't see a reasonable way to route the drain overboard. I have the same 4:1 exhaust...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,045
Posted By William Slaughter
I believe that the Super Decathlon is the best...

I believe that the Super Decathlon is the best non-RV trainer when actual RV training is unavailable. The symmetrical wing makes it handle much more like an RV in the low speed and landing regime...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-02-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,078
Posted By William Slaughter
I have a 10:1 compression engine and initially...

I have a 10:1 compression engine and initially went with the BR9ES heat range plugs, but suffered from numerous instances of lead bridging shorting the plug. Switched to the BR8 heat range based on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,542
Posted By William Slaughter
Fuel Lube Solvent

Toluene and some extra characters
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By William Slaughter
36 psi or so with the boost pump on

36 psi or so with the boost pump on
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By William Slaughter
Fuel pressure

IO-360M with Silver Hawk traditional injection.
We're at 31 hours in phase 1, going well so far, but I've become a little concerned about the fuel pressure being delivered by my mechanical fuel pump....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,860
Posted By William Slaughter
Well, after "resting" for a couple of hours, it...

Well, after "resting" for a couple of hours, it came right on. Thanks for the quick reply; seems all good now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,860
Posted By William Slaughter
Hi Steve, downloaded the update package, plugged...

Hi Steve, downloaded the update package, plugged the 696 into the computer and ran the update. Got the "Update successful" message, but now the 696 will not turn back on. Argh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,860
Posted By William Slaughter
Update available for my 696?

Update available for my 696?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By William Slaughter
BatteriesAmerica.com has a cell pack...

BatteriesAmerica.com has a cell pack pre-configured for this. Just search garmin 696 on their site. Just bought one last month, good service and delivery
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,664
Posted By William Slaughter
Hole in the firewall relieved right up to the...

Hole in the firewall relieved right up to the bottom of the skin with a file. Lube the pin and cram it in. There is enough cumulative deflection for it to go in. I made a small SS cover plate for the...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-02-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By William Slaughter
I too had a great experience working with the...

I too had a great experience working with the UTMB Aerospace folks. They really know the system inside & out, and offer plenty of counseling prior to the actual exam, so you really know what to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,026
Posted By William Slaughter
Paul, as I mentioned in my original post, this...

Paul, as I mentioned in my original post, this installation, unlike most, requires that both cables must be attached before the hold-down can be installed.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,026
Posted By William Slaughter
EarthX battery pirep

I purchased an EarthX ETX900 for my rear battery RV-8 for the substantial weight savings and increased electrical capacity over the Odessey 680 I'd previously selected. Since the ETX900s terminals...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,458
Posted By William Slaughter
I fitted such a flat wrap windscreen to my RV-8...

I fitted such a flat wrap windscreen to my RV-8 without need to modify the baggage door. You just fit it to intersect the fuselage short of the baggage door.
Bought mine from Airplane Plastics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By William Slaughter
I bought mine from Team Rocket.

I bought mine from Team Rocket.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,342
Posted By William Slaughter
AWI 4 into 1 (with a turned down tip, of course)

AWI 4 into 1 (with a turned down tip, of course)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By William Slaughter
Just did a bunch of nutplates with NAS 1097s last...

Just did a bunch of nutplates with NAS 1097s last weekend. It's really my default process now. Set up the countersink tool and away you go. The little dimple on top will smash down flat when...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-19-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,500
Posted By William Slaughter
Burnish, don't tap

Get hardened socket head capscrews of the appropriate size. Lube liberally with Boelube, then using your electric screwdriver, run them into and back out of the nutplate which is held in non-marring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,265
Posted By William Slaughter
This has been pretty much the norm for me. When...

This has been pretty much the norm for me. When the coating comes off, I just sand it back to where it has actually adhered, then prime. I then paint to match, or leave it for the paint shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,896
Posted By William Slaughter
I have. I got mine from Airplane Plastics, the...

I have. I got mine from Airplane Plastics, the Van's OEM supplier, who can sell it direct since it is not a stock Van's part. Mine goes up close to the stock baggage door, so it is not as radical as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-18-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,329
Posted By William Slaughter
Hi Nigel, As a result of this testing, how do you...

Hi Nigel,
As a result of this testing, how do you have your pmags set for normal operations? My engine is a virtual clone of yours, and I will need a starting point when we begin test flying later...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-13-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,137
Posted By William Slaughter
Take a look at Magnecor. They will sell loose...

Take a look at Magnecor. They will sell loose material, but will also build up custom wire sets to your spec. Very high quality stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,718
Posted By William Slaughter
+1 for Harbor Island - Where we spent most of our...

+1 for Harbor Island - Where we spent most of our Honeymoon!
Forum: Texas (South) 01-22-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Posted By William Slaughter
Real fine, it's yours. It sure made it a lot less...

Real fine, it's yours. It sure made it a lot less scary when I cut my real canopy, having proven my technique in practice. I'm in the process of moving the shop to the hangar, and will be out there...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-19-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Posted By William Slaughter
I got it from Van's OEM supplier, Airplane...

I got it from Van's OEM supplier, Airplane Plastics.

Both!
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,815
Posted By William Slaughter
Canopy practice ?

If anyone in the Houston area wants to practice their canopy cutting, drilling, or pop riveting, I have a section of damaged RV-8 canopy that is just the ticket. Available at no cost for pickup at...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-16-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,103
Posted By William Slaughter
Miss seeing you guys, but I've got to stay home...

Miss seeing you guys, but I've got to stay home and work on the plane if I'm ever going to get to fly up there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,375
Posted By William Slaughter
Scale

I'm with Dan on this one. I use the pumps to fill plastic dispenser bottles from the beauty supply store, and use those to dispense into the cup sitting on my West Systems electronic scale for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By William Slaughter
Mine came with a heat muff. Not flying yet so I...

Mine came with a heat muff. Not flying yet so I cannot comment on performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By William Slaughter
I too found the supplied leads to be well made,...

I too found the supplied leads to be well made, but I will likely go with Magnecor if I ever need replacements. They can make the leads exactly as you wish, and are of extremely high quality.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,790
Posted By William Slaughter
I used the locally sourced stick-on bases with...

I used the locally sourced stick-on bases with the stick-on tape peeled off. Cleaned (alcohol), scuffed with 36 grit sandpaper and cleaned again. Same treatment to the application spot, then applied...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,761
Posted By William Slaughter
Get well soon, Tom!

Get well soon, Tom!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,537
Posted By William Slaughter
Another approach - burnishing

Get some socket head cap screws of the desired size at Ace Hardware (they are very hard), and an appropriately sized hex bit that can be mounted in your electric screwdriver or drill. Clamp the...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-18-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,422
Posted By William Slaughter
Once again I need to stay home and work. Baggage...

Once again I need to stay home and work. Baggage door in progress and going pretty well all in all. Have fun!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,664
Posted By William Slaughter
Baggage Door Hinge Pin

Feeling pretty dumb right now, since at least 1,324 people have already figured this out, but:

How do you get the hinge pin in (and out), since at least part of the bore of the hinge eyelets is...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,504
Posted By William Slaughter
Absolutely, just bring a big old bag of money....

Absolutely, just bring a big old bag of money. Last I heard, a hop in the F-4 was $12,500.
Forum: Texas (South) 08-14-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,504
Posted By William Slaughter
I now have hangar DF at Ellington. Unfortunately...

I now have hangar DF at Ellington. Unfortunately not much in the way of food choices, but I am right across the way from the Collings Foundations jets, so that's pretty fun.
Forum: Texas (South) 08-14-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,504
Posted By William Slaughter
That's the plan!

That's the plan!
Forum: Texas (South) 08-13-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,504
Posted By William Slaughter
Not trying to ignore you guys, but my current...

Not trying to ignore you guys, but my current schedule doesn't allow much building during the week, so I've got to really stay at it on Saturdays and Sundays. Firewall forward should be finished by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,380
Posted By William Slaughter
A whole bunch of nothing. The administrator says...

A whole bunch of nothing. The administrator says "It's complicated". Sigh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By William Slaughter
AWI

Everything fit nicely, no complaints. Not flying yet
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,574
Posted By William Slaughter
EFII

The EFII adapters I recently bought are considerably nicer than those I previously had. $62 for four.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,652
Posted By William Slaughter
I had to send my "u" brackets back to Grove to be...

I had to send my "u" brackets back to Grove to be milled down a bit, as I ended up with no gap at all. They turned them around quickly and at no charge.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,846
Posted By William Slaughter
Cutting off the "tail" of the canopy worked...

Cutting off the "tail" of the canopy worked wonders on mine. The conical shape formed by the very back of the canopy adds a lot of rigidity. As soon as I cut it off, the canopy readily flexed in to...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-30-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,781
Posted By William Slaughter
I had to cut off a couple of inches of the tail...

I had to cut off a couple of inches of the tail end of the canopy, which dramatically improved the flexibility of the remaining aft portion. Use the skirt to get an idea of how much you can trim.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By William Slaughter
DB 25 for me

Lightweight and inexpensive. It it's good enough for my EFIS, I think it'll be fine for this.
Forum: Texas (South) 05-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,181
Posted By William Slaughter
Ya'll have fun. I need to stay home and work on...

Ya'll have fun. I need to stay home and work on the cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,934
Posted By William Slaughter
Near Ellington

Can't take you for a spin, but can show you an 8 in progress in Clear Lake. :) PM me if you'd like to come over and check in out.

William
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