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Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,486
Posted By Toobuilder
Please elaborate. Who are you talking about and...

Please elaborate. Who are you talking about and what are you trying to say?
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Toobuilder
Data point: my Dynon pitot is mounted to the...

Data point: my Dynon pitot is mounted to the inspection plate on my Rocket and sees 235 KIAS (and more) on a regular basis. Same airfoil as a -6, same pitot, MUCH faster. No issues.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-24-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,486
Posted By Toobuilder
So in this instance, I can see why the benefits...

So in this instance, I can see why the benefits of EFI do not outweigh the liabilities for you. My primary reason for switching to EFI does not even register on your radar, for example. We have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By Toobuilder
If you ever make it to Mojave,I can put you in a...

If you ever make it to Mojave,I can put you in a 200 HP -8 and a Rocket back to back.

Fair warning though, that will pretty much kill your desire for an -8.
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Toobuilder
Fair enough. But if you plug the values into a...

Fair enough. But if you plug the values into a calculator as read (left to right) you get the number - which is what the OP asked.

Just trying to show the sequence within the limits of typing on a...
Forum: Propellers 02-21-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,099
Posted By Toobuilder
Yep. The prop on my Rocket went flat at cruise...

Yep. The prop on my Rocket went flat at cruise speed due to a failed governor. RPM went to 3800+ and only came down when the airspeed bled off. The transient torsional resonance could be felt and...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Toobuilder
Could you be more specific?

Could you be more specific?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Toobuilder
150 watt stick on pad heater from Amazon is $30...

150 watt stick on pad heater from Amazon is $30 bucks. Does not get much lighter, easier or safer than that.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-20-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,486
Posted By Toobuilder
...and this is THE issue here. What exactly is...

...and this is THE issue here. What exactly is the OP trying to get out of the system? "better" performance is a very broad term, and this happens to be one area where the vendors of the two...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By Toobuilder
The Percentage number is referencing Mean...

The Percentage number is referencing Mean Aerodynamic Chord. With a hershey bar wing this is dead simple - its simply the measurement of the distance from LE to TE: 56 inches. The LE is 0% chord;...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By Toobuilder
I added a simple sliding shutter after that...

I added a simple sliding shutter after that picture was taken.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-16-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,269
Posted By Toobuilder
Yep. I've broken one in flight as well. Called...

Yep. I've broken one in flight as well. Called Don and replaced all the lines on both my airplanes after that.
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By Toobuilder
Yes. The inlet ducts are rigid and fixed to the...

Yes. The inlet ducts are rigid and fixed to the engine.
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By Toobuilder
A plenum does not need to be complicated. I used...

A plenum does not need to be complicated.

I used the "stock" baffle sides as a basis for my plenum and simply added a flat wrap "lid" made of .016 2024. As mentioned, held in place by piano hinge...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,396
Posted By Toobuilder
How are the cowling hinges being affected by the...

How are the cowling hinges being affected by the pressure within the cowling? There are 10's of thousands of airplanes with piano hinges holding the cowl together.

Heck, I have a plennum and the...
Forum: Rocket 02-10-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Toobuilder
Solid rod runing through the bulkheads and a...

Solid rod runing through the bulkheads and a lever on mine. Thinking about changing to a ball on the end of a rod to save some weight and simplify things. Throttle in back is emergency use only -...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Toobuilder
The big box stores also have various sizes of...

The big box stores also have various sizes of polytube and connectors. I bought all my stuff from MSC, including the slick Parker pushlock, quick release fittings that makes tube connections a no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Toobuilder
I usually make my own for my airplanes. Anything...

I usually make my own for my airplanes. Anything from a simple piece of angle iron with a piece of tube welded to one leg, to a more sophisticated cradle weldment. The Rocket has the later, with an...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-06-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By Toobuilder
Ralph - I'd very much like the 02 to work but to...

Ralph - I'd very much like the 02 to work but to date the best I can get is a reading at idle - as soon as I advance the throttle to TO power the display either shows a fault, or zeros. I have the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-05-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By Toobuilder
I have never been able to get my 02 sensor to...

I have never been able to get my 02 sensor to work properly (a recent conversation with Dave Anders has shed some light, however), so I've only modified the map (using EGT) to incorporate the LOP cut...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-31-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By Toobuilder
No experience with the -2, but a buddy had an...

No experience with the -2, but a buddy had an intermittent flickering fault light on one of his legacy CPI units and it turned out to be a faulty toggle switch... Nothing wrong with the ignition at...
Forum: Tools 01-23-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By Toobuilder
With a lathe.

With a lathe.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By Toobuilder
Will a G5 talk to a HS34?

I have a D180, D10A and HS34 in my panel and I miss the capability of vertical guidance with the legacy Dynon AP. My plan is to creep toward a Garmin G5 based AP, but in the near term I'd like to...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-15-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By Toobuilder
Claybar has worked for me.

Claybar has worked for me.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,582
Posted By Toobuilder
Checking the fault LED takes about 30 seconds...

Checking the fault LED takes about 30 seconds after you remove the upper cowl. This will tell you if the magnet is out of position or there is a gross timing error.

Retiming the unit takes about 5...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,582
Posted By Toobuilder
Urban- you are still not giving anyone anything...

Urban- you are still not giving anyone anything to go on.

DID YOU INSPECT THE FAULT LIGHT? What was the result?
DID YOU VERIFY TIMING? What was the result?

the 113 series is not the latest model,...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By Toobuilder
Remove muffs, scat tubes and valves; replace with...

Remove muffs, scat tubes and valves; replace with a length of wire and a power jack to plug your heated vest and insoles into. I'm just up the road from you and it works fine for me and my wife.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-10-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,582
Posted By Toobuilder
So it runs terrible compared to the Slick, and...

So it runs terrible compared to the Slick, and actually gains RPM when you turn the Pmag off at run-up?

Sounds like a significantly mis timed Pmag. The EGT difference between it and the Slick will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-09-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,582
Posted By Toobuilder
Can you be more specific about the "...worked...

Can you be more specific about the "...worked fine until it didn't..." part?

What is the failure mode you are seeing?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-09-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By Toobuilder
Still yet to be determined, but the blown gaskets...

Still yet to be determined, but the blown gaskets started with the installation of the new engine 45 hours ago. This engine does have a much higher oil pressure in cruise than the old engine, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,948
Posted By Toobuilder
Full throttle Full rich Prime as required Retard...

Full throttle
Full rich
Prime as required
Retard throttle and crack open
Crank


Only variable you need is prime time - seems every boost pump combo is different. The RV-8 is no more than 1 second;...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By Toobuilder
Hard to tell exatly what the OD of the machined...

Hard to tell exatly what the OD of the machined surface on the housing is, but eyeballing it seems to show it is somewhat larger than the O ring. Assuming the seal surface is concentric with the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By Toobuilder
If the direct pressure gauge does not show any...

If the direct pressure gauge does not show any issues with the engine side, then it would be very simple to rig up a hydrostatic test using a remote hand pump. I use a porta power hand pump to test...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By Toobuilder
Sounds like a lot of investigation but you still...

Sounds like a lot of investigation but you still do not have the single, most critical information - oil pressure at start. It will take 5 minutes to temp install a length of hose and a mechanical...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,416
Posted By Toobuilder
Saw that same photo on another thread and was...

Saw that same photo on another thread and was going to correct it but didn't...

THAT thread showed the oil pressure relief valve. It's on the right side of the engine case and is nothing but a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-02-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Toobuilder
Me too. Right behind the pitot tube - also on...

Me too. Right behind the pitot tube - also on the inspection plate.

Why drill into the wing skin when theres a removable plate just inches away?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By Toobuilder
The double gasket is certainly possible, but its...

The double gasket is certainly possible, but its been my experience that the NAPA filters have a very robust gasket retention scheme. The groove that the gasket rides in is very tight, and the base...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,732
Posted By Toobuilder
My Rocket makes 336 on the dyno and its not...

My Rocket makes 336 on the dyno and its not nearly enough - so yes, 360 at altitude sounds reasonable to me. Id like to flight plan for 250 KTAS loaded, with 5 hours legal fuel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,732
Posted By Toobuilder
Ok, since we are doing yet another RV-x thread...

Ok, since we are doing yet another RV-x thread -

Needs to be an updated Rocket. 2 passenger, tandem, tapered wing for high altitude performance, good baggage capacity, extreme seating comfort, lots...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,645
Posted By Toobuilder
The gel sack is not used in ALL Lord mounts, nor...

The gel sack is not used in ALL Lord mounts, nor is it even used in all applications of the same engine. In some cases, Lord specifies mix and matching their off the shelf products to meet customer...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By Toobuilder
I spoke with X55 yesterday and I can fill in a...

I spoke with X55 yesterday and I can fill in a couple blanks while we wait for him to respond.

Due to his EFIS configuration and brownout on start, he does not know the oil pressure during cranking...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-31-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,036
Posted By Toobuilder
Since the use of non resistor plugs use has come...

Since the use of non resistor plugs use has come up, I'm once again compelled to provide the first hand account that this should be undertaken only with extreme caution. This is not a "noise" issue...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-30-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,645
Posted By Toobuilder
I'm running VIP mounts on the Rocket. Nice and...

I'm running VIP mounts on the Rocket. Nice and stiff - no sag (yet), inexpensive and plenty smooth in flight. Big improvement over the Lord units that were on the airplane when purchased.
Forum: Propellers 12-24-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,434
Posted By Toobuilder
Theres a few things going on with this thread,...

Theres a few things going on with this thread, and I actually have recent, personal experience with some of it.

First off - propeller "cruise performance"... Better define what that is because some...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Toobuilder
The OP has a marketing component and a technical...

The OP has a marketing component and a technical component. The marketing part seems to be "is it better to dump the magneto on the market now, or consume residual utility before spending $400 on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By Toobuilder
I use a Delco high pressure EFI fuel filter, it's...

I use a Delco high pressure EFI fuel filter, it's mounted vertically on the accessory case of the engine, and I throw it away at every condition inspection. No issues with heat, water, vapor lock or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,214
Posted By Toobuilder
Though the impulse coupler is an old school...

Though the impulse coupler is an old school solution to a problem that was solved with electronics more than 50 years ago and remains a mechanical nightmare, I thought that this self disassembling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,214
Posted By Toobuilder
If you can "feel" the resistance of the impulse...

If you can "feel" the resistance of the impulse coupler at the prop at all, and it is indeed the impulse coupler, then you have a big problem.

Also, spinning the engine with the starter is much more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,182
Posted By Toobuilder
Thanks for the reminder. Many of us have been in...

Thanks for the reminder. Many of us have been in aerospace for decades and learned long ago these seemingly "obvious" lessons. Its apparent that with the success of Van's kits and the constant...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,918
Posted By Toobuilder
45 degrees on either side of neutral works fine...

45 degrees on either side of neutral works fine for a linear actuation like a cable. Same as the throttle butterfly.
Forum: Autopilots 12-06-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By Toobuilder
This is little more than adding 2 servos - a few...

This is little more than adding 2 servos - a few hours of work that has been done many, many times before. Whatever the work up front, it will be quickly forgotten time after time in use. NOT hard,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,918
Posted By Toobuilder
Actually, the addition of the Vernatherm is the...

Actually, the addition of the Vernatherm is the "alteration" of the oil system as designed. Reverting back to the viscosity valve has proven by many to be a more effective means of delivering the...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,718
Posted By Toobuilder
Do you trim all back pressure out at touchdown or...

Do you trim all back pressure out at touchdown or do you carry some back pressure in the flare? In the RV and Rocket I carry about 10 pounds of nose up pressure in the flare. As soon as a wheel...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-29-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By Toobuilder
Just a data point, but my SDS system is set to 49...

Just a data point, but my SDS system is set to 49 and does not move more than a few PSI regardless of fuel type (100 LL or regular unleaded), OAT or power setting. SDS fuel module, Borla regulator. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,193
Posted By Toobuilder
Yep. The insulation from the raw braid fixes the...

Yep. The insulation from the raw braid fixes the accute issue, but the chronic problem of electrical wires in contact with flamable liquid hoses remains.

When I first got the RV-8, the BATTERY...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,236
Posted By Toobuilder
About 50 hours running time and no issues with...

About 50 hours running time and no issues with the "non lobe" gear in place so far.
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,718
Posted By Toobuilder
Wheel landing, 3 point, or tail low wheel...

Wheel landing, 3 point, or tail low wheel landing?

What is your speed over the fence?

What is the weight/CG in a typical landing?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,193
Posted By Toobuilder
Braided hose and wiring do not belong together -...

Braided hose and wiring do not belong together - the hose is extremely abraisive and will eat through the wiring insulation in no time. If its a high power wire on a flamable liquid hose, expect a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Toobuilder
The flanges can also be pressed straight without...

The flanges can also be pressed straight without too much trouble. Then sanded flat. All that said, theres no real requirement for the recessed area to contact the flange perfectly flat. The seal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By Toobuilder
A few random thoughts: The intake tube flange...

A few random thoughts:

The intake tube flange needs to be slightly proud of the retainer to seal...

A warped retainer can be brought back straight with a piece of crocus cloth/sandpaper on a flat...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By Toobuilder
Depends on how the map is set up. Some ignition...

Depends on how the map is set up. Some ignition maps top out the RPM advance relatively early - like 2000 RPM. The rest of the tuning is handled by load (MP). In this case, a slight reduction in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,273
Posted By Toobuilder
Threaded drill bits with a long extension gives...

Threaded drill bits with a long extension gives you a good visual on angles. Drill 90% through the head and use a spring center punch to pop the shank out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,744
Posted By Toobuilder
Small world Tom, but I fly with Coach a bunch and...

Small world Tom, but I fly with Coach a bunch and it's his F1 that I bounce my numbers off. I can out climb him, and "almost" hang with him at max RPM, but he walks away at 2300. At 2300, he has to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,744
Posted By Toobuilder
Nasty - In the EFIS shot at 214, my RPM was 2670...

Nasty -

In the EFIS shot at 214, my RPM was 2670 (knob full forward), and 23 GPH (leaned to best power).

Propellers make a big difference. I have the Hartzel BA 2 blade because research indicates...
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