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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-10-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By Gisnar
Here we go again on the Pmag timing curves. Some...

Here we go again on the Pmag timing curves. Some observations on my io320 E2D. Less advanced curve- slightly higher EGT and slightly Lower CHT. Can not tell any difference in performance. On the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,344
Posted By Gisnar
Kevin, Very, very glad you did not get airborne!...

Kevin,
Very, very glad you did not get airborne!
Recently lost a tire on landing and with full brake on the opposite side plus some crosswind help was able to keep it on the runway. Had to be towed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,265
Posted By Gisnar
Agree with Paul. My $30 from Amazon correlates...

Agree with Paul. My $30 from Amazon correlates very well with $5000 hospital model. If it is off one ore two percent not a problem in 90-98% range. If you get into below 80% where the saturation...
Forum: Oregon 08-29-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,541
Posted By Gisnar
Two folks in a C172 crashed, burned and passes in...

Two folks in a C172 crashed, burned and passes in the last few days there. Do not know the details.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-27-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By Gisnar
From the manufacturer: Bring the engine up to...

From the manufacturer:

Bring the engine up to operating temperature.
Put the mixture control to the FULL RICH position. Advance the throttle to wide open.
Observe the RPM and EGT. These parameters...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-27-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,971
Posted By Gisnar
What is your rpm rise when engine warm, idle when...

What is your rpm rise when engine warm, idle when you you lean to stop? It should be 10-50 rpm rise. If greater shorten the linkage until it is. It is a real pain to get it correct. Also when you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By Gisnar
Yes put in log. Airframe

Yes put in log. Airframe
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 18,579
Posted By Gisnar
Reference is Lycoming Service Bulletin 480F,...

Reference is
Lycoming Service Bulletin 480F, 5/25/2107, oil servicing, metallic solid identification after oil servicing and associated corrective action.
Good luck!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,413
Posted By Gisnar
I flew out of this airport for a year when I was...

I flew out of this airport for a year when I was at Duke. Dan Boone (now passed) ran the FBO. He was one of the best pilots and mechanics I have ever met. When he would preflight an aircraft everyone...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By Gisnar
Tip from some racer friends: 1. Use a small...

Tip from some racer friends: 1. Use a small amount of dielectric grease, keeps out the moisture. 2.use a zip tie on the boot, keeps it from coming off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,542
Posted By Gisnar
Put on my Longeze, 8% decrease in stall, no...

Put on my Longeze, 8% decrease in stall, no change top end. Would do again, easy to install
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,644
Posted By Gisnar
Looks kind of like the EAA Hanger near by! Nice...

Looks kind of like the EAA Hanger near by! Nice job on the build so far. Another thing to try is set up a tripod with a digital camera. Take two picture, one with the cowling on, on off.
Overlay the...
Forum: GPS 01-20-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By Gisnar
I used thin copper foil from a local hobby store,...

I used thin copper foil from a local hobby store, with high temperature contact adhesive. Worked fine on my composite structure for a ground plane. Make sure you clean the surface real well first.
Forum: COMM 01-01-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,485
Posted By Gisnar
The advice from my ENT doc was get the best noise...

The advice from my ENT doc was get the best noise protection you can find, cheaper than hearing aids! I have used the A20 for about five years. I also wear ear plugs at the same time with slight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,765
Posted By Gisnar
Suggest you give Rob Grove a call and ask.

Suggest you give Rob Grove a call and ask.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,124
Posted By Gisnar
Duct tape,spot elt,butane lighter,knife and space...

Duct tape,spot elt,butane lighter,knife and space blanket . Tape wrapped around lighter. Fits in chest pocket of flight suit.
Will do all I need to do or can do. If need more stuff than that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,906
Posted By Gisnar
Back to bearing cleaning: WD 40 works...

Back to bearing cleaning:
WD 40 works well.
Really like Hoppe #9, like the smell also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,959
Posted By Gisnar
What do you consider a low oxygen saturation? ...

What do you consider a low oxygen saturation? Remember the o2 saturation curve is S shaped. Rapid drop off of oxygen transport occurs at a saturation in the low 80s, not that I am suggesting or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,869
Posted By Gisnar
For those of you that have access to used (or...

For those of you that have access to used (or new) surgical clamps, a kocher and or a needle driver also work well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By Gisnar
I patch bike tires all the time. Some of my bike...

I patch bike tires all the time. Some of my bike tires have three or more patches without problems. You almost always know when you get a bad patch as it is curled on the edge. The way I do it is...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-15-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,590
Posted By Gisnar
I am not an expert, please enlighten me! 6061 is...

I am not an expert, please enlighten me!
6061 is highly weldable, for example using tungsten inert gas welding (TIG) or metal inert gas welding (MIG). Typically, after welding, the properties near...
Forum: Tools 03-07-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,571
Posted By Gisnar
One short term solution for when you have...

One short term solution for when you have buggered the head is to use a little bit of valve grinding compound on the tip of the screwdriver. Not a solution to top quality screwdrivers. But, at least...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-25-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,590
Posted By Gisnar
Be very careful of welding 6061 on any stressed...

Be very careful of welding 6061 on any stressed part. The welding operation will put the aluminum in the dead soft condition. Most of us do not have facilities to artificially harden.
Forum: Safety 02-20-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,823
Posted By Gisnar
Yup, looking out over Eagle Valley (Carson City)...

Yup, looking out over Eagle Valley (Carson City) and am getting really tired of the weather and not flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,266
Posted By Gisnar
Took the automotive upholstery course at the...

Took the automotive upholstery course at the local community college. Had a good time and have now sewn two cars and an aircraft.
Not hard and much cheaper as most of the cost is labor. You can mail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,052
Posted By Gisnar
Spoke with local ear nose throat doctor before I...

Spoke with local ear nose throat doctor before I got an A20....
His comment was buy the best sound protection there is that you will also use!
How much do hearing aids cost and they become permanent.
Forum: Primers 01-30-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,806
Posted By Gisnar
How does zinc phosphate primer (available in...

How does zinc phosphate primer (available in rattle can) compare to zinc chromate? Is it at least less toxic?
Forum: Safety 12-13-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,629
Posted By Gisnar
Pulse oximiter on sale at Fry.com for under $15. ...

Pulse oximiter on sale at Fry.com for under $15. I have no financial connection to Frys.
Forum: Safety 12-10-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,629
Posted By Gisnar
Trust but verify! Pulse oximeters are a useful...

Trust but verify! Pulse oximeters are a useful check. If you are a lowlander or fly at night use O2 at a lower altitude than 12000 ft. Same goes for if you smoke (rather than fume) have a cold, or...
Forum: Safety 11-25-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,452
Posted By Gisnar
Being paranoid about fire and having worked in a...

Being paranoid about fire and having worked in a burn unit... I always wear a military surplus nomex flight suit. Purchased mine and also one for my copilot for under $100 at a military surplus store...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,500
Posted By Gisnar
I have a full sized road bike that breaks in...

I have a full sized road bike that breaks in half....down to the size of the wheels.
Been very happy with S&S couplers with the advantages of having a full size bike when I get to my destination as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By Gisnar
Have it in my panel .Main connector in back exits...

Have it in my panel .Main connector in back exits to right rear. Mine needed an external gps puck that exits left rear. Not real convenient to turn on and off. Hardwired mine to ship power and Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,244
Posted By Gisnar
Just because no one has stated it yet.... You...

Just because no one has stated it yet....
You need to ventilate your cockpit or not fly until this is resolved. Your CO alarm it telling you something important. CO can kill you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By Gisnar
I have had very good relations with the inspector...

I have had very good relations with the inspector at my local FSDO (Reno). I would just call and ask what they recommend. Recently changed my prop to a Catto climb prop. I called, thay wanted me to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,722
Posted By Gisnar
I often can get "new surplus" aviation fitting...

I often can get "new surplus" aviation fitting from some of the on line suppliers, B&B is one. Usually half the price of ACS. Not the price of Summit but a lot cheaper and Aircraft quality. I do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,732
Posted By Gisnar
Blew nose tire on landing. Tire and tube...

Blew nose tire on landing. Tire and tube shredded! Sunday morning!
I carry a tube but that was not enough.
Even worse, two months latter, aluminium wheel developed a circumferential crack. Found that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By Gisnar
Rumor mill is that KMEV has several hangers that...

Rumor mill is that KMEV has several hangers that have doors not working. May be worth pushing the management to get them fixed!
Forum: Safety 07-04-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,629
Posted By Gisnar
Actually, if you really, really want to know you...

Actually, if you really, really want to know you are getting enough oxygen use a pulse oximeter!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,166
Posted By Gisnar
My wife and I both use Bose A20. In general I...

My wife and I both use Bose A20. In general I wear ear plug as well as the headset.
In considering what to buy I asked my friendly Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor. His comment was buy the best protection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,013
Posted By Gisnar
I was given 100nm radius, no class B or C...

I was given 100nm radius, no class B or C airports. Check with your local FSDO person. The person I dealt with in the Reno NV office was great to deal with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,666
Posted By Gisnar
Another vote for Tite Seal....

Another vote for Tite Seal. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/titesealit.php?clickkey=23262
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,687
Posted By Gisnar
Would a rivnut work?

Would a rivnut work?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,961
Posted By Gisnar
I would get this sealed befor another...

I would get this sealed befor another flight!
Think Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This could really ruin your day.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,292
Posted By Gisnar
Another thing that works: Bicycle shops have a...

Another thing that works:
Bicycle shops have a small sleeve that fits over bike cables and then gets crimped on. Nice looking end, easy no heating.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,287
Posted By Gisnar
Been very happy with my capacitive senders, tied...

Been very happy with my capacitive senders, tied to a Dynonavionics sky view.
Sort of a pain to calibrate at two gallon increments, but performs well. I needed to fabricate my own al backing plates....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 37,161
Posted By Gisnar
You may not like this, but...... According to...

You may not like this, but......


According to the E-04 instructions:

DO NOT REMOVE SEALANT FROM BATTERY PACK SCREWS, OR DISASSEMBLE BATTERY PACK .TSO-C142a PROHIBITS OPENING OR REPLACING CELLS. IF...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,302
Posted By Gisnar
I think click bond studs are fantastic (and not...

I think click bond studs are fantastic (and not just because I live in Carson City).
I agree with all the above about roughing the surface and cleanliness. I have found one more thing that helps. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,510
Posted By Gisnar
I converted my 0-320 to fuel injection. I was...

I converted my 0-320 to fuel injection. I was required to go back into phase one for 10 hours by local FSDO. When asked why they were very reasonable and produced the data. They had had several major...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,516
Posted By Gisnar
Yes! Back-up all your logs. Being an old f*** I...

Yes! Back-up all your logs. Being an old f*** I like paper back up in my safety deposit box.
Not to throw gasoline on the fire but, electronic storage of any kind has been problematic. First, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By Gisnar
Grease for Engine Primer Assy

What grease to folks recommend for my engine primer assy. It is starting to get a little sticky. Sure it has to fuel resistant.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,834
Posted By Gisnar
I also run dual Pmags on an IO320. And yes I have...

I also run dual Pmags on an IO320. And yes I have had this happen.
My cure is to use a dab of dielectric grease followed by a zip tie about the rubber boot.
Keeps out moisture out as well as keeps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,368
Posted By Gisnar
If you have not yet found a tail wheel instructor...

If you have not yet found a tail wheel instructor in the area, I recommend Matt Brill out of Stead. I took my tail wheel endorsement with him and now my wife is using him to learn to fly in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,578
Posted By Gisnar
Had a flat on my nose wheel. Landing Not a...

Had a flat on my nose wheel. Landing Not a problem but taxi was "difficult"
The real problem was about a month later when doing a preflight, front wheel did not look right. Put my foot on it and it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,213
Posted By Gisnar
Waddington effect is very interesting and give...

Waddington effect is very interesting and give food for thought on what and when to inspect and replace.
In a nutshell, there is a failure rate for every new part that may initially be worse than the...
Forum: Safety 11-23-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,787
Posted By Gisnar
Although I am not suggesting this is the problem...

Although I am not suggesting this is the problem in your case, there is an area North of Naval Air Station Fallon (KNFL) where I almost always lose GPS lock. It is just west of a MOA and Prohibited...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,140
Posted By Gisnar
Pocket Carbon Monoxide Detector

Just alerted to this interesting product. http://www.detectcarbonmonoxide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Pocket-CO-Model-300-r2.8.pdf
It sounds like a great product however it does not seem to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,790
Posted By Gisnar
Interesting spray head. Do you have a name or...

Interesting spray head. Do you have a name or manufacturer?
Could be very useful for applying corosionX or similar.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By Gisnar
Can I spend some time in your office? Please!

Can I spend some time in your office? Please!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,480
Posted By Gisnar
When I wired my shop: 110 outlet every four...

When I wired my shop:
110 outlet every four feet
220 outlet every six feet
220 60 amp for tig welder
220 dedicated for air compressor
Several banks of eight foot lights, switches at front and rear...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,538
Posted By Gisnar
Had the GPS in the main unit go bad in mine....

Had the GPS in the main unit go bad in mine. Shipped back to Dynon, they found nothing wrong but it still did not work. Friend with similar sky view allowed my to try his unit in my install and it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,895
Posted By Gisnar
I have had the auto style ends at the spark plug...

I have had the auto style ends at the spark plug side back off about a quarter of an inch.
Solved the problem with a little dielectric grease and a zip tie around the rubber boot.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,431
Posted By Gisnar
Under ten hours on the plug. Assume just...

Under ten hours on the plug. Assume just defective.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,431
Posted By Gisnar
spark plug failure

Running NGK BR8EIX plugs on my IO-320, two p-mags. Run up pre flight, L mag test, bad miss, number two cylinder EGT drops to 700 degrees.
Darn!
Taxi back, pull the cowlings and see nothing wrong....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,794
Posted By Gisnar
a good checklist!

a good checklist!
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