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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By erich weaver
Itís the grey one, a Floscan I think. Iíll try...

Itís the grey one, a Floscan I think.
Iíll try disconnecting the hose at the purge valve and pumping some fuel through while monitoring the displayed flow rate and the measured output as you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By erich weaver
GRT Fuel Totalizer

Greetings

My rubber lined fuel lines were older so I just started replacing them with the Teflon ones, starting with the firewall forward section of my -7A that is equipped with an IO-360B1B. Upon...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By erich weaver
Hey Mike Iím not getting anything relevant from...

Hey Mike
Iím not getting anything relevant from that link. It is my understanding that the sole purpose of lead in leaded gas is as an anti-knock agent and that the valve lubrication thing is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By erich weaver
What regs are you referring to? Erich

What regs are you referring to?

Erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By erich weaver
Ditto for me Erich

Ditto for me

Erich
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,382
Posted By erich weaver
The rubber seal also looks awfully tight to me...

The rubber seal also looks awfully tight to me given that it has to absorb shaking at engine startup. Wondering if thatís really necessary. Why not have a rubber seal that is well sealed against...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By erich weaver
Iím not Tom, but based on other recent posts from...

Iím not Tom, but based on other recent posts from him, he recommends 8-10 years for rubber lined hose. Teflon hoses have no lifetime limit.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,014
Posted By erich weaver
Great pic Joe. We are so lucky we get to do this...

Great pic Joe. We are so lucky we get to do this stuff. Beyond the wildest dreams of folks only a few hundred years ago.

Erich
Forum: Safety 01-23-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,845
Posted By erich weaver
Nice tool. Better be at $560 plus the cost of...

Nice tool. Better be at $560 plus the cost of the cables.

If someone is willing to safety wire my whirlwind prop for $20 Iím all ears. Apparently they would be willing to work for less than...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,845
Posted By erich weaver
Thread drift. See post #1. Let me know when...

Thread drift. See post #1. Let me know when there is a YouTube video of someone safety wiring a WW 200RV prop in 10 minutes.

Erich
Forum: Safety 01-22-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,845
Posted By erich weaver
I sent Whirlwind an email this morning asking for...

I sent Whirlwind an email this morning asking for their input on the use of Nordlocks with their props. Jay Williams at Whirwind got back to me saying they do not recommend it. No further...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,845
Posted By erich weaver
The whirlwind prop also uses pinned nuts on...

The whirlwind prop also uses pinned nuts on studs, so the same concern regarding the degree of engagement would apply if Nordlocks were added. A call in to Whirlwind may be in my future.

Erich
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,845
Posted By erich weaver
To clear this up a bit, I believe the response...

To clear this up a bit, I believe the response above is referring to post #2 in the following thread:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191378&highlight=Safety+wire
where Scott from...
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,845
Posted By erich weaver
Ha! Guess you donít have a Whirlwind 200RV...

Ha! Guess you donít have a Whirlwind 200RV prop!

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Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,845
Posted By erich weaver
Nordlock vs Safety Wire

Safety wiring my Whirlwind 200RV prop is a pain and I dread it. Is there any reason why Nordlock washers couldn’t be substituted? The promotional YouTube videos indicate they perform as good or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,620
Posted By erich weaver
Have a ground observer closely watch and capture...

Have a ground observer closely watch and capture video of your next landing. Seems likely you have a shimmy problem, pretty common. Check the sidewalls of your nose wheel tire closely to make sure...
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-08-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,026
Posted By erich weaver
Yes, I have the Echo GRT combo. Thanks, I will...

Yes, I have the Echo GRT combo. Thanks, I will contact you David. Sorry for the thread drift.

Erich
Forum: APRS Tracking 12-07-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,026
Posted By erich weaver
I have ADSB-in/out, received a clean FAA...

I have ADSB-in/out, received a clean FAA performance report report on it after installation a few years back, and it continues to provide good traffic reports to my GRT EFIS. I fly out of Santa...
Forum: Tools 12-02-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By erich weaver
Not a must-have by any means. For the few times...

Not a must-have by any means. For the few times I needed a drilled bolt that didnít come in the kit I just purchased them from ACS. I Would rather spend the money on fuel.

Erich
Forum: Safety 11-24-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By erich weaver
Uhhh... #2 and #3 in the spec quoted above are...

Uhhh... #2 and #3 in the spec quoted above are inconsistent with each other.

Erich
Forum: Propellers 11-23-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By erich weaver
Try Jim...

Try Jim Fackler

http://www.jfdynamics.com/biocontact.htm

Erich
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-30-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By erich weaver
Wow. How is it possible that I had not...

Wow. How is it possible that I had not previously seen or heard of such a beautiful place? Thanks for sharing that.

Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,219
Posted By erich weaver
What he said!

What he said!
Forum: Safety 10-29-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,449
Posted By erich weaver
Because sometimes a taller person is in the plane.

Because sometimes a taller person is in the plane.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,615
Posted By erich weaver
yes, by all means, buy extra pads. You will use...

yes, by all means, buy extra pads. You will use them sooner or later.

MIL 5606 brake fluid is more commonly found in my experience and is fine, although the ROYCO stuff has a little better...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,229
Posted By erich weaver
https://youtu.be/ibX8xJYxsSA ďAll About OilĒ...

https://youtu.be/ibX8xJYxsSA

ďAll About OilĒ webinar
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,813
Posted By erich weaver
Phillips 2XN? Donít see that listed as an...

Phillips 2XN?

Donít see that listed as an aviation oil product in the Phillips website. Some kind of funky Canadian oil ?
Forum: Fiberglass 10-03-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,227
Posted By erich weaver
This how-to helped me get...

This how-to helped me get started

http://www.meyette.us/Fiberglass.pdf

Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By erich weaver
I had similar symptoms about a year ago. Talked...

I had similar symptoms about a year ago. Talked to GRT where I had gotten my oil pressure sensor gauge; had to laugh when they suggested tapping on the sensor with a screwdriver. Laughed even...
Forum: California 09-18-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By erich weaver
Santa Paula as an interesting mix of aircraft and...

Santa Paula as an interesting mix of aircraft and personalities along with cheap fuel. Iím at Santa Ynez, with great local scenery, food, and wineries.

Erich
Forum: RV-4 09-15-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By erich weaver
There are extensive write ups about this on this...

There are extensive write ups about this on this forum. Fireproofing and insulation is best used on the engine side of the firewall. The insulation will need to be covered with stainless steel foil...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,731
Posted By erich weaver
Just to fill in the blanks here, ACS price for a...

Just to fill in the blanks here, ACS price for a Michelin Airstop 5.00-5 tUbe is $119.50
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,341
Posted By erich weaver
In addition to what has been said above, the seat...

In addition to what has been said above, the seat can be adjusted as well.
Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,709
Posted By erich weaver
Just changed my oil today and had a similar but...

Just changed my oil today and had a similar but not quite so bad experience. Had to put a 3 foot cheater bar on my ratchet to budge the Tempest oil filter that was installed to specs- no lube and...
Forum: Oregon 08-21-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,012
Posted By erich weaver
Crater Lake!

Crater Lake!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-20-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,927
Posted By erich weaver
I knew this was gonna come up. I had the same...

I knew this was gonna come up. I had the same thought, but when itís night, and you find it in your camp, might be a bit hard to get to sleep that night.Not sure Iím on board with burning the body...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,255
Posted By erich weaver
Mike Buschís webinar indicates that laboratory...

Mike Buschís webinar indicates that laboratory analysis of valve guide deposits indicate it is composed of lead, carbon, bromine and oxygen. Have any of the posters above had a lab analysis done that...
Forum: COMM 08-16-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By erich weaver
Found the culprit this morning. The copilot side...

Found the culprit this morning. The copilot side stick has a single control on it, a PTT button. The cap containing that button fits over the top of the stick. I had failed to lock the cap in place...
Forum: COMM 08-14-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By erich weaver
Stuck mic and dead intercom

Towards the end of a 2 hour local flight in my -7A today a spontaneous stuck mic condition suddenly occurred. Weird, as I hadnít even pushed the mic button since takeoff and departing the airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,239
Posted By erich weaver
yes, minimizes accidental use as step. Erich

yes, minimizes accidental use as step.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 518,699
Posted By erich weaver
For whatever its worth, I dont agree with this...

For whatever its worth, I dont agree with this characterization. Right or wrong, they are also claiming that Steve is manufacturing replicas of their product for financial gain. Who knows whether or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,196
Posted By erich weaver
Seems odd that the hot start instructions do not...

Seems odd that the hot start instructions do not indicate to run the boost pump with the purge line open just before starting to eliminate hot fuel and vapor. Isnt that what the purge line is for,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By erich weaver
I don’t think it’s actually bottoming out as...

I don’t think it’s actually bottoming out as originally described based on where the spinner is positioned in the first photo. It’s a tight fit over the top of the cap and will only slide over it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 91,755
Posted By erich weaver
Way cool. Thanks! Erich

Way cool. Thanks!

Erich
Forum: Propellers 07-01-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,621
Posted By erich weaver
Cost yes, weight not necessarily. I am a bit on...

Cost yes, weight not necessarily. I am a bit on the tail heavy side of the CG envelope with my constant speed Whirlwind (composite) prop.

Erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By erich weaver
I use rubber grommets. Can?t get much less...

I use rubber grommets. Can?t get much less expensive than that. I think I?ve replaced them once in the last 10 years

Erich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,802
Posted By erich weaver
Haha, so true!

Haha, so true!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,707
Posted By erich weaver
Often folks add one or more resistors to slow...

Often folks add one or more resistors to slow down the swervo travel rate so that trim is not overly sensitive. Is your failure just on teh ground with the master on, or when your engine and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-11-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,248
Posted By erich weaver
Or order four 1-gallon containers for a slight...

Or order four 1-gallon containers for a slight further savings at about $4/Qt
Not too bad. Gotta check shipping

Erich
Forum: COMM 05-08-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,917
Posted By erich weaver
Another possibility to check: do you have any...

Another possibility to check: do you have any wires connected to the EFIS on one end and unconnected on the other end? Maybe for something you might possibly want to connect in the future? Such...
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,053
Posted By erich weaver
I’m not leok, but guessing that because if he...

I’m not leok, but guessing that because if he didn’t the density altitude would be low, manifold pressure would be quite high and the detonation margin would be slim or nonexistent.

Erich
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,283
Posted By erich weaver
just to muddy the waters a bit, the Desser...

just to muddy the waters a bit, the Desser version of the Airstops are working well for me. No problems and holding air quite nicely.

Erich
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By erich weaver
Cant help you with your serial numbers, but I...

Cant help you with your serial numbers, but I have 675 hours on my ECI Group A cylinders and have had no problems. Everyone has their own level of comfort but my seat of the pants analysis from the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By erich weaver
I have one or two on my Vetterman system but not...

I have one or two on my Vetterman system but not 12? and don?t think you would really need one that long. Are you using the sticky foil from Vans on the inside of your cowl? Works well.

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,809
Posted By erich weaver
I?m not Patrick but the first post at the link...

I?m not Patrick but the first post at the link below and the blog referenced in it should help you

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=175242&highlight=Google+earth

Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,294
Posted By erich weaver
I knew a guy that got distracted during preflight...

I knew a guy that got distracted during preflight and ended up taxiiing to the runup area with the tow bar still on the nose wheel. Lesson learned. If the tow bar is on the plane, at least one hand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 22,965
Posted By erich weaver
Have an acquaintance who got the call sign...

Have an acquaintance who got the call sign ?Stroker?. Gonna leave the story behind it to your imagination, but you can likely guess something pretty close. Enough said.

Erich
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,741
Posted By erich weaver
Pretty standard practice erich

Pretty standard practice

erich
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-09-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,406
Posted By erich weaver
For a 149 tooth ring gear, that?s 360/149 = 2.4...

For a 149 tooth ring gear, that?s 360/149 = 2.4 degrees/tooth, so retarding by 3 teeth means 3*2.4 = 7.2 degrees. Might be a bit more than necessary. I do 1.5 teeth or 3.6 degrees.

Erich
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By erich weaver
While we are on the subject, is there a correct...

While we are on the subject, is there a correct way to install the crush washer? Which way does the seam face?
Thanks
Erich
Forum: Safety 02-25-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By erich weaver
Great post.Wow, that sucks, but lucky it wasn?t a...

Great post.Wow, that sucks, but lucky it wasn?t a lot worse. I hate exposed hot wires, busses etc for this reason. Seems like every time I pull a battery I manage to do a short against the firewall...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By erich weaver
Give Van?s or Spruce a call and get a contact...

Give Van?s or Spruce a call and get a contact number for the manufacturer. I?ll bet they will fix you up in exchange for some good PR.
Good luck
Erich
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By erich weaver
Superior Settles XP-400 Lawsuit

Link to the article on Avweb

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/superior-settles-one-xp-400-lawsuit/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,582
Posted By erich weaver
Push on the cowl? Kinda tough given the...

Push on the cowl? Kinda tough given the orientation of its surfaces relative to the direction the push needed to move the plane. Also, the cowl doesn?t seem well enough supported structurally to be...
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