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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By Kent Ashton
How is your sensor wired? Often spurious...

How is your sensor wired? Often spurious indications are caused by a ground loop. The sensor and gauge are grounded at points of sightly different ground potential. You might try wiring both to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-18-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Kent Ashton
Pic 1 is a Grose Jet valve out of an Ellison 4-5...

Pic 1 is a Grose Jet valve out of an Ellison 4-5 from this page http://www.miravim.org/4RE/EllisonDisassembly/ the page has some dimensions. Pic 2 is a Mikuni P.N. 1103 (and Tillotson 903?) that...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Kent Ashton
Hmmm. Not saying you're wrong about this reset...

Hmmm. Not saying you're wrong about this reset thing but it's not something I've encountered and I've been messing with them for a while. Yeah, Klaus is rather close-hold with his information but I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Kent Ashton
It is your non-impulse mag that is causing the...

It is your non-impulse mag that is causing the kickback. Reconfigure your switches so you can start on the Plasma. The Plasma reliably fires at TDC during start so there is little possibility for a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-17-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Kent Ashton
Great info. I have been an Ellison user for...

Great info. I have been an Ellison user for years and tried to find more info about them. Some of the parts are Tillotson parts, as you probably know, but the Grose Jet is new to me. I see that a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-17-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Kent Ashton
I don't see any ball check valves in the pics or...

I don't see any ball check valves in the pics or diagram here.
http://www.miravim.org/4RE/EllisonDisassembly/

Andair sells a line of small checkvalves. That...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By Kent Ashton
tire marks using a small template

tire marks using a small template
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,087
Posted By Kent Ashton
This information is totally incorrect if the...

This information is totally incorrect if the airport has taken federal funding in the past 20 years. The Assurances demand equal access to airport facilities and the FAA has a policy demanding...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Kent Ashton
Yeah, I would say you're over-proped! The...

Yeah, I would say you're over-proped! The standard way I check a prop is to climb to 8000-8500' MSL. At that altitude the engine can only develop 75% power max and Lycoming says you cannot hurt an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Kent Ashton
Mild steel will do fine for that. I have made...

Mild steel will do fine for that. I have made them from two pieces of mild steel 1/4" thick angle welded together. It was easier than trying to bend a thick piece of steel and get the geometry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,087
Posted By Kent Ashton
A federally-assisted airport cannot evict persons...

A federally-assisted airport cannot evict persons for any reason they want. For one thing "any reason" often becomes "no reason". The airport managment simple doesn't like you. I just brought this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Kent Ashton
Ellison is out of business but a chap at...

Ellison is out of business but a chap at nvaero.com bought the rights. Not sure of his current status because the link on his website is broken ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,087
Posted By Kent Ashton
I had the Memphis FSDO get involved in the same...

I had the Memphis FSDO get involved in the same sort of complaint recently, i.e. airport will not allow construction in a hangar. Originally, this airport said "No construction in hangars". The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,187
Posted By Kent Ashton
On an experimental, you can call the overhaul...

On an experimental, you can call the overhaul whatever you want (and people do). IMO the best thing is to describe your problem in the engine log book and say what you did to about it. Let a buyer...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-18-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By Kent Ashton
Could you have the mini-sensor mounted too far...

Could you have the mini-sensor mounted too far from the magnets or off center? I would remove the flywheel, take the plugs out and lay them on top of the engine and with the ignition on, swipe any...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-31-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,925
Posted By Kent Ashton
You can use $2 auto plugs, for example, Autolite...

You can use $2 auto plugs, for example, Autolite 386 or Bosch M8ACO, or Denso plugs with inserts, and throw them away every year or two. No muss, no fuss, no $25-buck plugs that have to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,925
Posted By Kent Ashton
Website is still up ...

Website is still up http://www.g3ignition.com/magmod.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,964
Posted By Kent Ashton
That should work. I also have an air-mattress...

That should work. I also have an air-mattress pump. When I come back from flying, I blow the moisture out of the engine with the pump through the oil filler. You will see vapor coming out of the...
Forum: Propellers 10-29-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,881
Posted By Kent Ashton
Your prop tips are still pretty wide. I had a...

Your prop tips are still pretty wide. I had a Performance Prop giving me about the same RPM you discussed. I drew a line along the leading edge and cut down the tips thinner, worked the wood to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Kent Ashton
It appears to be this one. If you get one from a...

It appears to be this one. If you get one from a junkyard you can cut off the connector and graft it on. ...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-12-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,502
Posted By Kent Ashton
1. I have never known my Ellisons (2 airplanes)...

1. I have never known my Ellisons (2 airplanes) to cause engine stutter at WOT. I find on takeoff I have to retard the throttle slightly to get max RPM, though.
2. An Ellison can be leaned far...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-12-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,747
Posted By Kent Ashton
A chap at NVaero took over the Ellison servicing....

A chap at NVaero took over the Ellison servicing. Not sure he is still active. The link to EllisonFluidSystems is dead but you might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,901
Posted By Kent Ashton
Yup, I flew the other day (Lyc O-360) and the oil...

Yup, I flew the other day (Lyc O-360) and the oil pressure was about 10-12 psi higher than I usually see. After landing I tapped on the housing for the regulator ball. Next flight it was back to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,533
Posted By Kent Ashton
I doubt any buyer will care much if your engine...

I doubt any buyer will care much if your engine was kept "certified". True, if it was maintained and signed off by an IA for every maintenance inspection and procedure (other than ones permitted for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,506
Posted By Kent Ashton
You can check a CHT sensor by putting it in a tin...

You can check a CHT sensor by putting it in a tin can with a candy thermometer and enough engine oil to cover them. Heat with a propane torch or heat gun and compare the EIS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By Kent Ashton
Any round mechanical gauge with a reasonable...

Any round mechanical gauge with a reasonable pressure range will work and you only need a few fittings and a short hose from Spruce to put one together.

However, check the grounding of your oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,792
Posted By Kent Ashton
At only 13 hours, perhaps you are seeing some oil...

At only 13 hours, perhaps you are seeing some oil or carbon fouled plugs.

At 8000' you can run wide-open-throttle and lean to any setting without harming the engine. (because it can only make 75%...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,906
Posted By Kent Ashton
Klaus had a problem with some of his Plasma II...

Klaus had a problem with some of his Plasma II boxes. A transistor was not well-mounted, one of the leads would crack and would cause a miss. I agree he should fix them without charge but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By Kent Ashton
Lycoming? Sounds pretty normal except 180F is...

Lycoming? Sounds pretty normal except 180F is recommended after warmup to burn off moisture. Some sort of block-off or door is usually needed to keep it there. 115 psi is the max recommended for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By Kent Ashton
With 76/80 and 10 hrs/qt, as well as the...

With 76/80 and 10 hrs/qt, as well as the possibility of upsetting bearings during cylinder work (read Mike Busch!), I think I would live with them a bit longer.

No expert here but your hone job...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By Kent Ashton
I honed some cylinders at home one time. It...

I honed some cylinders at home one time. It seemed to work but it was a messy job. I did not remove the valves. See posts #40 and 41...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-15-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By Kent Ashton
I can often find old information like this on the...

I can often find old information like this on the Wayback Machine. Worth a look

https://archive.org/web/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By Kent Ashton
Here ya...

Here ya go:

https://www.flyefii.com/products/ignition-systems/

There used to be a picture. If you search for older versions of this website on the internet archive/wayback machine, you can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By Kent Ashton
The O-320-H2AD I had, had an oil port. When I...

The O-320-H2AD I had, had an oil port. When I removed the mag for an EI, I made a plug from a rather thick-walled aluminum tube that replaced the magneto shaft, blocked off the port, and was held in...
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,732
Posted By Kent Ashton
Not sure what your wiring is but that Uavionics...

Not sure what your wiring is but that Uavionics "MUX" business is not very clear in the manual. If your Garmin 327 receives encoder information through a 10-wire gray code connection, it cannot...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By Kent Ashton
Check for a bad ground on the FP sender or...

Check for a bad ground on the FP sender or perhaps you have done some rewiring that has caused a ground loop. Those circuits employ tiny currents. A slight change in ground potential between the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-18-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,049
Posted By Kent Ashton
This site was also pretty good. ...

This site was also pretty good. http://www.meyette.us/SuperiorTextPics.htm

I recommend it a lot. Thanks Brian!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,049
Posted By Kent Ashton
This Superior manual was pretty...

This Superior manual was pretty good
http://rvplane.com/pdf/XP360_OverhaulManual.pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By Kent Ashton
Yeah, I have thought the same about engine-mount...

Yeah, I have thought the same about engine-mount tubes. :-)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,556
Posted By Kent Ashton
A bracket would be hard to bend up from one piece...

A bracket would be hard to bend up from one piece of flat stock and get the dimensions right. I have made them from two pieces of 1/4" mild steel angle. Drill them for the long mount bolt then cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,331
Posted By Kent Ashton
I blame the lack of hangars at federally-assisted...

I blame the lack of hangars at federally-assisted public airports on the FAA. These airports have FAA-approved Airport Master Plans that sometimes show dozens of lots identified for hangars but if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kent Ashton
Yeah, mine too but put the throttle wide open and...

Yeah, mine too but put the throttle wide open and it will! :-)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-04-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kent Ashton
I have an O-360 pusher with an Ellison. It has a...

I have an O-360 pusher with an Ellison. It has a different response from the carbs I have had before in that there is very little roughness at the extremely lean condition. The engine just slows...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-22-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By Kent Ashton
Simple two wire CHT bayonets can be made from a...

Simple two wire CHT bayonets can be made from a hardware store 3/8-24 flare fitting, type-J wire from Omega and a small spring. Wire goes through the fitting and spring. Coil it up into a ball and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,851
Posted By Kent Ashton
If you changed any of the ground wiring for the...

If you changed any of the ground wiring for the new sensors you might be seeing the effect of ground loops. They show up when there is any difference in ground potential between the sensor and the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-10-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By Kent Ashton
I had miss caused by a bad coil. It was...

I had miss caused by a bad coil. It was corrosion from water getting into the coil tower. Separately, I also had a miss in a Plasma III. Turns out Klaus had a chip or chips that were not well...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-23-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,762
Posted By Kent Ashton
Not sure what triggers you have on the Lightspeed...

Not sure what triggers you have on the Lightspeed but a good check is to remove the plugs, lay them on the top of the engine and pass a screwdriver or magnet, depending on trigger type, over the...
Forum: Safety 09-02-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,746
Posted By Kent Ashton
It's been said "Get to the ground in control and...

It's been said "Get to the ground in control and don't hit anything heavier than your airplane and you will probably survive the accident." You can't do much better than a Vans airplane for that. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,464
Posted By Kent Ashton
You might put silica gel in a 1 liter pop bottle...

You might put silica gel in a 1 liter pop bottle and attached via hose it to the breather port. That will keep the cam and lifters dry. Then use some covers over the carb and exhaust ports and use...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,024
Posted By Kent Ashton
I have honed my own cylinders that had light rust...

I have honed my own cylinders that had light rust and become polished and lost the hone pattern but they were not nearly as bad as what you've...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,841
Posted By Kent Ashton
Some of the fuel pressure problems here may be...

Some of the fuel pressure problems here may be due to ground loops--sender and gauge grounded at different points, small current induced in the loop that interferes with the tiny sender values. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,756
Posted By Kent Ashton
Not a mag. I like EIs and I had some used...

Not a mag. I like EIs and I had some used Lightspeed EIs so that's what I used but at that time (and still?), Lightspeed did not make a bolt-on crank trigger setup for the H2AD so some fabrication...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,756
Posted By Kent Ashton
The T mod is usually shown by a "-76T" on the...

The T mod is usually shown by a "-76T" on the data plate.

My philosophy is that you probably won't get lifter spalling if you don't get corrosion on the cam and lifters. You won't get corrosion if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,958
Posted By Kent Ashton
Is your Lightspeed the one with the small box...

Is your Lightspeed the one with the small box and the MSD ignition? That preceded the Plasma they and are still in use. I've used his original one, his Plasma and his Plasma III. Can't say i can...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-13-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,136
Posted By Kent Ashton
When you think you're ready for primer, spray a...

When you think you're ready for primer, spray a very thin mist-coat of rattle-can black sandable primer and sand it all off. It will show all the defects, pits, and pinholes.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-10-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,382
Posted By Kent Ashton
The idle adjustment (section 3-4 in the manual)...

The idle adjustment (section 3-4 in the manual) has very little to do with inflight mixture adjustment. You need to get the idle adjustment right because if it's too lean, the engine can die on you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,814
Posted By Kent Ashton
Yep. I have had a problem with rusty...

Yep. I have had a problem with rusty cylinders/cams so I always blow the moisture out of the engine for a minute or so with an air-mattress pump. On a winter day it will blow visible moisture out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 34,257
Posted By Kent Ashton
I have never had any problem with FSDO inspectors...

I have never had any problem with FSDO inspectors with three airplanes but it was me, I would ask for a one-on-one meeting with the FSDO manager and explain it as you said here.

Sometimes these...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,596
Posted By Kent Ashton
Did you park into the same headwind? Was the...

Did you park into the same headwind? Was the humidity the same? These will all affect your static.

In-flight testing is a better check.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,616
Posted By Kent Ashton
http://nickugolini.com/Website/CaseSplitter/case_s...

http://nickugolini.com/Website/CaseSplitter/case_splitter.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,267
Posted By Kent Ashton
New FAA policy on use of hangars

In a very surprising reversal of proposed policy, the FAA issued a new policy that working in aircraft hangars and homebuilding in hangars at federally-assisted airports ARE aeronautical activities...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,710
Posted By Kent Ashton
I don't know the answer but these units are...

I don't know the answer but these units are pretty easy to open up and inspect. In fact, Klaus' manual says


If you do a little searching here, you will read that folks have had a problem in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-08-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,049
Posted By Kent Ashton
When I have had misses with these, it was either...

When I have had misses with these, it was either improperly set-up trigger spacing, or corrosion (from water) in one of the coil output terminals. Once I had a coil go bad and in the P-III, a defect...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,298
Posted By Kent Ashton
I saw this idea in the bike forums and it seems...

I saw this idea in the bike forums and it seems to be pretty sensitive: It uses two loops of vinyl tube. The loops are about 6-8" across. One loop of tube merely holds one BB that always moves to...
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