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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,943
Posted By Randy
I installed 24 of the 4' LED shop lights from...

I installed 24 of the 4' LED shop lights from Costco. The brand is FEIT. I went with these because the price is great and I had experience with them in previous hangar. My hangar is 60 X 40 feet and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-18-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By Randy
If you have the older style coolant tank it has...

If you have the older style coolant tank it has thin sheet metal around the radiator cap and it can easily bend, allowing the cap to loose seal. I lost coolant at altitude one time and had to make a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,028
Posted By Randy
Got my basic med exam completed by a local AME in...

Got my basic med exam completed by a local AME in my area. I called around trying to find someone that had done at least a few basic med exams. I was #4 for this guy. At first he was concerned about...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-14-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,315
Posted By Randy
https://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Motorsports-3729-H...

https://www.amazon.com/Innovate-Motorsports-3729-Heat-Sink-Extender/dp/B000CO9MFI

In my Subaru days I used the bung extender from Innovative Technologies and noticed a definite increase in O2 sensor...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-13-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,315
Posted By Randy
Ross, For those with split exhaust systems, as...

Ross,

For those with split exhaust systems, as in no crossover, do you still plan to use a single sensor, and assume the other side is running the same mixture?

Or, is there a way to incorporate...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-04-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,853
Posted By Randy
Hat off to you for hanging it out there and doing...

Hat off to you for hanging it out there and doing a great job of it.

After 4 Sube installs I gave it up for a Lyc clone but seeing your effort makes me wish for some more of that turbo...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,384
Posted By Randy
Dan, Thanks for that information regarding...

Dan,

Thanks for that information regarding running two electric fuel pumps at the same time. I and I suspect many others was not aware of the potential for the limited flow causing overheating of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,717
Posted By Randy
We have a relatively new manager and board of...

We have a relatively new manager and board of directors for the airport in Sedona. At long last we have a manager that knows how to run a small airport, at least it is looking that way. Lately,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,384
Posted By Randy
I've been going though many electrical schemes...

I've been going though many electrical schemes also as I am about to convert back to an electrically dependant airplane, after having same for several years of Subaru experimentation. This time it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,384
Posted By Randy
A PC680 fits perfectly between the ribs under the...

A PC680 fits perfectly between the ribs under the baggage area floor on an RV7/9. In Subaru days I had one on each side back there. I still have Whelen flasher power supply back there. Now...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,384
Posted By Randy
I posed a similar question to Robert at EFII...

I posed a similar question to Robert at EFII regarding use of mixed chemistry and the Bus Manager. He told me it was fine to have for instance a PC680 as primary and an EarthX as secondary. They are...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By Randy
EI Commander Timing Divergence Alarm

I recently had several Alarms on my dual Pmag setup using the EI Commander. I talked to Brad at Pmag about the problem and also Bill at EI Commander. As a result of those conversations I chose to...
Forum: California 10-06-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,304
Posted By Randy
I will plan to throw in the tent and some goodies...

I will plan to throw in the tent and some goodies and show up this year. I have had my tent setup in the hangar for awhile planning to get out in it somewhere. See you folks there.

Randall Crothers
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-01-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 70,233
Posted By Randy
I used an Innovate Motorsports "Bung Extender"...

I used an Innovate Motorsports "Bung Extender" and noticed increase O2 sensor life on 100LL. Not sure if it was from slightly cooler running or that it is backed out of the direct exhaust flow but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,213
Posted By Randy
if you are going to splice, you may want to learn...

if you are going to splice, you may want to learn about these great butt splices. They provide a great connection and strain relief and when completed are not much larger than the wire itself. They...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2016, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By Randy
Darrell, I say "you are on the right track" in...

Darrell,

I say "you are on the right track" in finding other builders, meeting up with them and picking their brains, getting their recommendations, checking out their shops etc. If you get to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,127
Posted By Randy
The fuel pressure regulator should have a...

The fuel pressure regulator should have a provision for allowing any air to escape through a bypass. The bypass can be external or internal but it must have a fixed size bypass orifice that allows...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,722
Posted By Randy
MY IO-375 from Aerosport has ECI jugs and I think...

MY IO-375 from Aerosport has ECI jugs and I think the most telling difference between these and other brand cylinders is the fact that the fins taper down from mid jug to the bottom, forming a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-13-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 150,933
Posted By Randy
Vlad, Thanks for all the reports. I have a...

Vlad, Thanks for all the reports. I have a similar extreme aerial tourism trip on my bucket list now, and you are to blame:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By Randy
After studying the engine data more, I believe it...

After studying the engine data more, I believe it must actually be a fuel vapor problem. Even though it is down stream of the mechanical pump, my red cube is not far from a muffler. The cube is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-07-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By Randy
Fuel Pressure Mystery

RV7A with I-O375 Aerosport with Silverhawk Injection.
About 150 hrs on the engine. Running 100LL all the time at this time.

I have posted about this before but thought I should do it again since the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,330
Posted By Randy
I am guessing that it helps hold the pieces in...

I am guessing that it helps hold the pieces in alignment so the rivet sits straight and centered thus making it much easier to set the rivet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,441
Posted By Randy
Thanks for the report. I have a very similar...

Thanks for the report. I have a very similar situation, seeing that it can get considerably better. I need to give Don a call and get er done...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,142
Posted By Randy
You might check with the Glasair folks. They...

You might check with the Glasair folks. They offer a retrofit option for the Glastar Sportsman at around $37,000... Could be some information that can transfer.

Interesting read in one of the recent...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,068
Posted By Randy
I think this kind of thing is great exercise of...

I think this kind of thing is great exercise of piloting skills. It makes you make adjustments to the way you control the airplane based on what it is telling you. Gets you out of the old habits. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-30-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,175
Posted By Randy
I have been using stratus II in my 7A for several...

I have been using stratus II in my 7A for several flights and so far am not impressed with it's performance. I had hoped to keep it down low mid floor area and use the remote antennae, but that only...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-29-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By Randy
Nigel, I flew my 7A home to Sedona and back over...

Nigel,

I flew my 7A home to Sedona and back over the weekend, about 4.5 hours each way from Redding, so I had ample time to experiment with the technique you mentioned, noting EGT at take off power...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-22-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By Randy
Nigel, thanks for posting your Savvy Analysis...

Nigel, thanks for posting your Savvy Analysis chart from your test flight. Although your flight profile was very different than mine it is still useful for some comparison. Your chart has some...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-15-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By Randy
FasGlass, thanks for another data point. It is...

FasGlass, thanks for another data point. It is nice to know I am not the only one having this experience. I won't adjust the timing again without first verifying for sure that it is where I think it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-15-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By Randy
Thanks for the info Nigel. I usually stop at...

Thanks for the info Nigel. I usually stop at Tehachapi for fuel on the way home to Sedona from my work in Northern CA. ,unless the weather is good to cross the Sierra's up near reno and stay up high...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-15-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By Randy
Thank you all for the good advice and good data...

Thank you all for the good advice and good data to compare with.

I will definitely double check the timing again and see what I find. It has been awhile since I looked there.

Randall
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-15-2016, 03:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By Randy
Thank you all for the good advice and good data...

Thank you all for the good advice and good data to compare with.

I will definitely double check the timing again and see what I find. It has been awhile since I looked there.

Randall
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,431
Posted By Randy
Timing vs CHTs with PMAGs

First off, this is relating to my RV7A, with IO-375 low compression Aerosport engine with dual Pmags. I also run the EI Commander that lets me see and change the timing etc. I do like the setup I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,851
Posted By Randy
I have an RV7A with same IO-375 engine from...

I have an RV7A with same IO-375 engine from Aerosport, mine has normal or low compression, nice new paint, clean looking airplane.

I also do not achieve Van's performance numbers and have been...
Forum: Autopilots 02-17-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,721
Posted By Randy
I can feel the little twitches in the stick, and...

I can feel the little twitches in the stick, and see them at the elevator in flight in smooth air. At first I thought I had something loose to allow the elevator to jitter like I was seeing then...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-05-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,282
Posted By Randy
Fuel Smell with mixture change?

Regarding IO-375 with Silverhawk Fuel injection, on RV7A, now with a little over 100 hrs since new.

I finally have to ask this question. I have been chasing after the cause of a fuel smell I get in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-04-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 33,039
Posted By Randy
P mag blast tube improvement

An idea I had when installing my 2 Pmags was to make an enclosure around the finned area of the Pmag to help make the air blast more effective. It seems like a poor application of cooling blast air...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,598
Posted By Randy
Can you post a photo of the attachment to the...

Can you post a photo of the attachment to the motor mount area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,041
Posted By Randy
I did a similar purchase with a Lake Amphibian...

I did a similar purchase with a Lake Amphibian one time. Concern about rust on the cam was alleviated via inspection of the cam...

We pulled the cylinder closest to the breather outlet as we figured...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,598
Posted By Randy
This design has the potential to make the A model...

This design has the potential to make the A model RV much more popular. I would feel much more comfortable landing on grass or dirt strips with the A model with the larger wheel and tire plus the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,444
Posted By Randy
Heat it up with heater or wait for a warmer...

Heat it up with heater or wait for a warmer day.

Check out the video on EAA regarding repair of cracks in plexiglass. They recommend stop drilling, of course, with a plexiglass drill. On mine, I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,076
Posted By Randy
I have had intermittent fuel low fuel pressure...

I have had intermittent fuel low fuel pressure problems also. In the process of chasing this down I have replaced all my fuel lines etc, eliminating many restrictive fittings and elevation changes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 36,226
Posted By Randy
Fred, I have had intermittent low fuel pressure...

Fred,

I have had intermittent low fuel pressure warnings haunting me for months. In the process of chasing it down I have replaced all of my fuel system components, eliminating many restrictive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,566
Posted By Randy
7A, Slider, IO-375, Pmags, 195HP, WW RV200

7A, Slider, IO-375, Pmags, 195HP, WW RV200
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,766
Posted By Randy
Something that really helps with this fairing...

Something that really helps with this fairing installation and many other situations where you need to line up holes is to purchase several round pointed awls or what ever they are called. Basically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,819
Posted By Randy
Being artistically challenged, I had dropped my...

Being artistically challenged, I had dropped my RV7A off at the paint shop with a few photos of a paint scheme I liked and was going to leave it for the painter to modify etc. Then I listened to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,015
Posted By Randy
When I asked about improvements to the manual,...

When I asked about improvements to the manual, back when I was building, the reason I was given that improvements had not been made was that the original manual was written during the build of a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,616
Posted By Randy
FWIW, I had the exact same kind of corrosion...

FWIW, I had the exact same kind of corrosion worms form on both leading edges of my wings while it was parked in a hangar, ready to fly, and I was gone for about 6 months, (Seattle area). I hit them...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,339
Posted By Randy
Costa, I feel your pain brother! I measured and...

Costa,

I feel your pain brother!

I measured and checked all the items related to high oil and CHTs and still had the problem. In the end I went against all the advice I had gotten and installed a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,537
Posted By Randy
I purchased the erasers but ended up using...

I purchased the erasers but ended up using careful application of heat with a heat gun. The result was great as nearly all of the residue came off with the tape. I just needed to wipe the flaps down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,896
Posted By Randy
The coils allow some fuel to be "stored" rather...

The coils allow some fuel to be "stored" rather than pour out on the ground when the fuel and air in the tank heat up and push fuel out.

I experimented with 3 coils of 3/8" tubing vented out the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-04-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,800
Posted By Randy
David, You may have a problem with your oxygen...

David,

You may have a problem with your oxygen sensor getting either too hot or fouled with lead. If the tip of the oxygen sensor is exposed to the direct flow of exhaust with 100LL running, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,272
Posted By Randy
2nd oil cooler sure helps!

To recap, my setup is IO-375, low compression, RV7A, EZ cool cowl flaps, vernatherm removed and oil plunger installed. I have checked all the normal things to check to trouble shoot high oil temps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,163
Posted By Randy
Dan, You probably right about something whacked...

Dan,

You probably right about something whacked in my install and adding the second cooler is kind of extreme. Most of the experts I talk to tell me not to do this, it should not be needed etc.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,163
Posted By Randy
If you have oil squirters on your IO-375, be...

If you have oil squirters on your IO-375, be prepared for oil temps as much as 20F higher than an engine without them.

I have IO375, low compression, oil squirters, RV10 cooler mount and use 4" scat...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,865
Posted By Randy
Bubble Head, I am referring to the aluminum...

Bubble Head,

I am referring to the aluminum wraps on the fins on the heads, held to the fins with threaded rod or safety wire.

I keep getting different figures for how much gap their should be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,865
Posted By Randy
I had a long conversation with an ECI...

I had a long conversation with an ECI representative yesterday and his recommendation for the gaps was 1-1/2" for the cylinder wraps and 2" at the cylinder heads.

And, they should all be the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,270
Posted By Randy
Set up your Pmags to provide no spark advance by...

Set up your Pmags to provide no spark advance by plugging off the MAP reference hoses and make sure you are running on the A curve.

A short ground run with advance will do no harm, but for break in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,865
Posted By Randy
I am using Van's stock RV7A cowl without the...

I am using Van's stock RV7A cowl without the snorkel so air intake is shared with cooling air intake.

I did address the cooling air to the back side of Cyl.3, but not the front side of Cyl. 2. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,865
Posted By Randy
Cylinder Head Baffle Wrap Gap

Data: RV7A with Aerosport IO-375 and low compression, oil squirters installed. Oil and CHTs will run up over 220F and 400F if I let them but I do not, via running lean of peak. I cannot run at best...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-22-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,723
Posted By Randy
I was told that before Boelube was developed the...

I was told that before Boelube was developed the only other lubricant that had the same properties was the fluid from the brains of a certain kind of whale.

That property being that the lube goes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,416
Posted By Randy
Fasglas, Thanks for posting that data. It makes...

Fasglas,

Thanks for posting that data. It makes me very curious to learn more about just what is going on with my oil temperatures before putting a second, or possibly a different oil cooler in my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,416
Posted By Randy
I guess I need to ask the question why you would...

I guess I need to ask the question why you would not put an 8432 in series. OK it has about 15 PSI pressure drop and I would be adding to that by 3 or 4 PSI, (I am not sure on this.) But what does...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,416
Posted By Randy
Dan, The spring that I have is what came from...

Dan,
The spring that I have is what came from Aerosport, I will learn the color when I pull it out to put in the new one. I believe Don at Aerosport said he was sending me a white spring. He wants me...
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