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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 04:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,550
Posted By PCHunt
OK, Not Fair! ;) Gotta hear the REST of the...

OK, Not Fair! ;) Gotta hear the REST of the story!!

Looks like a bolt that has been in a fork end for a long time, and has nearly worn through. Such as a rudder cable? Or a turnbuckle end?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,771
Posted By PCHunt
Staking a valve is much easier than lapping one. ...

Staking a valve is much easier than lapping one. Might be worth a try.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,771
Posted By PCHunt
I would "Stake" the valve, and run it for a...

I would "Stake" the valve, and run it for a while, then do a compression leak-down test. The valve doesn't look all that bad.

I believe that Lycoming has instructions on how to Stake a valve. It's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By PCHunt
You'll likely have to modify the wheel pants and...

You'll likely have to modify the wheel pants and the gear leg fairings, as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,184
Posted By PCHunt
Sent you a PM. :)

Sent you a PM. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,184
Posted By PCHunt
Apologies, but I just can't resist. :rolleyes: ...

Apologies, but I just can't resist. :rolleyes: Should be "you're" in trouble.

Sometimes I just can't help myself..........
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-01-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,635
Posted By PCHunt
The perfect question!

The perfect question!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By PCHunt
It's a RIGGING pin, not a control lock. :cool:

It's a RIGGING pin, not a control lock. :cool:
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,212
Posted By PCHunt
"The heatshrink is 1/4” flattened. It will shrink...

"The heatshrink is 1/4” flattened. It will shrink onto 22awg wire. I use the 3/16”’size for 26 awg twisted shielded pair and larger, the 1/4” is too small for that."

Umm, isn't 3/16" smaller than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By PCHunt
I have a T-6, and I have a "Tug" that fits under...

I have a T-6, and I have a "Tug" that fits under the tailwheel. It is MUCH easier to maneuver the plane around.

With a tug from the front, you almost need two people to hook up the tow bar to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By PCHunt
Just guessing here. If your RPM gage is...

Just guessing here. If your RPM gage is electrically/electronically driven, I would suspect that it is sensing one of the mags.

When you say "checking the Right Mag" do you mean running on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By PCHunt
If you want a quicker turnaround at Blackstone,...

If you want a quicker turnaround at Blackstone, send your sample in via FedEx or UPS, with accelerated delivery. Blackstone treats them as urgent, and puts them ahead in the que.

Of course you have...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,783
Posted By PCHunt
Would you be able to post a photo, or a link to a...

Would you be able to post a photo, or a link to a photo of your trim tab?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By PCHunt
His email addy is listed in the OP: rwarre at...

His email addy is listed in the OP:

rwarre at plainstel dot com

Cheers!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By PCHunt
You are correct. The outer "ring" should be...

You are correct. The outer "ring" should be press-fit in the bracket, and only the center part of the bearing should move.

You'll need to replace those bearings, and make sure the outer edges don't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By PCHunt
Looking at the forward bolt on the link coming...

Looking at the forward bolt on the link coming from the servo, it appears that there are quite a few threads showing. Just need to make sure that the nut isn't "bottomed out" on the bolt shoulder.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,585
Posted By PCHunt
I've had quite the opposite experience. When my...

I've had quite the opposite experience. When my RV-6A Tip-up canopy popped open, I just kept flying the plane. Never tried to close the canopy. The plane flew almost normally, with a slight,...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-16-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By PCHunt
But how would you taxi to the ramp? :rolleyes:

But how would you taxi to the ramp? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,670
Posted By PCHunt
That's probably why the Chevy NOVA didn't sell...

That's probably why the Chevy NOVA didn't sell all that well in Spanish speaking countries! :p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By PCHunt
NOW You're Talkin'! :p Love my CS prop!

NOW You're Talkin'! :p

Love my CS prop!
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-07-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,870
Posted By PCHunt
Any chance you could post a photo?

Any chance you could post a photo?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,987
Posted By PCHunt
Well, I'm no expert, but when pressures or temps...

Well, I'm no expert, but when pressures or temps change that suddenly and seem to spike a lot, my first suspicion is electrical. Either the connections, including the ground connections, or the...
Forum: Safety 12-26-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,953
Posted By PCHunt
I hope you don't mind if I slightly edit your...

I hope you don't mind if I slightly edit your good idea:

If the battery will not crank the engine I FULLY charge the battery before takeoff.

Then I make certain that the alternator is really...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By PCHunt
It would be nice, and helpful, if the OP would...

It would be nice, and helpful, if the OP would respond to the members trying to help.
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By PCHunt
While Scrubby Bubbles certainly works, years ago...

While Scrubby Bubbles certainly works, years ago we were told that it was not compatible with aluminum. Stopped using it, because we couldn't be sure it wasn't getting down in the seams and lap...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-03-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By PCHunt
Restrictor?

Sounds to me more like having a restrictor fitting in the line somewhere, perhaps inadvertently.

Sometimes restrictor fittings are installed to reduce needle "quiver" on MP.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,709
Posted By PCHunt
Or, you can call it a "feature", and press on, as...

Or, you can call it a "feature", and press on, as I did.

Now, if it DIDN"T shake briefly, I'd wonder what's gone wrong! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679
Posted By PCHunt
Without a more detailed description, it sounds...

Without a more detailed description, it sounds normal to me.

Not clear on why you think something's wrong?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By PCHunt
Try to go sit in both of them. And, FWIW, you...

Try to go sit in both of them.

And, FWIW, you can stagger the seat backs in all the SBS RV's by putting one seatback full aft, and the other one full forward. There is about 4" difference at the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,934
Posted By PCHunt
One thing that you could try as a troubleshooting...

One thing that you could try as a troubleshooting technique, is to take one P-Lead off so that the associated mag is always "hot". This mag can not be turned off with the switch. I would choose the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,934
Posted By PCHunt
Have you done all these checks and...

Have you done all these checks and troubleshooting yourself?

Sometimes it's good to get a second set of eyes on the problem.
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-24-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,367
Posted By PCHunt
Some wise wag once said: "There ain't no free...

Some wise wag once said:

"There ain't no free lunch..." ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By PCHunt
Pilot drill, say #40. Then step drill. Put some...

Pilot drill, say #40. Then step drill. Put some tape on the step drill to prevent inadvertently going up to the next "step".

Works a Treat!
Forum: COMM 11-15-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By PCHunt
Most microphones are "one sided", i.e. designed...

Most microphones are "one sided", i.e. designed to have only one side against your lips. Make sure yours is correctly oriented.
Also, the microphone must be just barely touching your lips when you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-08-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By PCHunt
Or, alternatively, just buy new rivets. Rivets...

Or, alternatively, just buy new rivets. Rivets are cheap. Too much time and effort for me, but as you say, a good education!
Forum: Safety 11-08-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,608
Posted By PCHunt
And, a small number of critical parts get...

And, a small number of critical parts get replaced automatically during a prop-strike teardown (aka: bulk strip)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,323
Posted By PCHunt
That looks like a good tool for an EAA chapter,...

That looks like a good tool for an EAA chapter, or a group of guys at an airport to go together on. Pass it around, charge $10 per use. Buy beer with the money!:p
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,713
Posted By PCHunt
:D:p:p Gotta love it!

:D:p:p Gotta love it!
Forum: Florida (South) 11-03-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By PCHunt
Have you looked into perhaps flying into Marathon...

Have you looked into perhaps flying into Marathon (MTH) and renting a car? It's about an hour drive from Marathon to Key West.

Link: https://www.airnav.com/airport/KMTH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,939
Posted By PCHunt
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but here's...

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but here's how I remember it:

Time In Service (TIS) for maintenance that is related to hours, (i.e. a 100-hour inspection) is calculated or recorded as time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,401
Posted By PCHunt
Another (major) factor: What size person are...

Another (major) factor: What size person are you? If average or smaller, either will work well. If on the large size, IMHO you would be happier with the -14A.
Also, the -14 series is easier to get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,031
Posted By PCHunt
After having an airborne exhaust valve failure...

After having an airborne exhaust valve failure due to a sticking valve on my old O-360A1A, here are my recommendations:

At 850 hours you are overdue for a "wobble check" (SB 388 C, if memory...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,026
Posted By PCHunt
RocketBob, I was going to send you an email, but...

RocketBob, I was going to send you an email, but I can't find your email address anywhere.

Pete

hunter (dot) navy (at) gmail DOT com
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-21-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By PCHunt
Before you change an impulse coupling, I think...

Before you change an impulse coupling, I think you should make sure that the wiring on the back of the mag switch is correct. Emag/Pmag will have the correct wiring in their directions.

On most...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-13-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,237
Posted By PCHunt
Awesome Smoke, as well! :cool:

Awesome Smoke, as well! :cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By PCHunt
Your original post says that you are setting cyl...

Your original post says that you are setting cyl #1 at TDC, then moving the prop a bit. The point that subsequent posters have gently made, is that you need to set the cyl at 25 degrees BTC in order...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,363
Posted By PCHunt
FAB not installed

I chased a bad idle and a rough running O-320 carb engine, and found that running it without the FAB and filter installed caused most of the issues. As soon as I installed the FAB and filter, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,806
Posted By PCHunt
<SNIP> the broker doesn't want to use escrow,...

<SNIP> the broker doesn't want to use escrow, which I'm completely not comfortable with - he thinks I should just wire HIM the money...the whole thing is beginning to make me scratch my head....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,095
Posted By PCHunt
What does 150 knots mean? 150 KIAS, KTAS, KTGS? ...

What does 150 knots mean? 150 KIAS, KTAS, KTGS? Has the pitot-static system in the plane been calibrated?

Also, what does "at altitude" mean? Pressure altitude, Density altitude, 7,500' MSL, or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,709
Posted By PCHunt
Next time it happens, just touch the brakes and...

Next time it happens, just touch the brakes and see if it stops.
If it does, one or both of the MLG tires might be out of balance. If it continues, it is likely the nose wheel.

If the vibration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,853
Posted By PCHunt
Aussie Dave beat me to it! I was gonna say get...

Aussie Dave beat me to it!

I was gonna say get some insulated, battery-powered heated boots! You can buy a lot of batteries for what it would cost to heat the entire hangar floor!

Maybe...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,402
Posted By PCHunt
Cheapest option: Get a really good recording of...

Cheapest option: Get a really good recording of the sound you want to emulate. Then buy a Monster sound system, and install it in your RV.

Play the recording for every fly-by! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,517
Posted By PCHunt
Any idea why the images sometimes get rotated 90...

Any idea why the images sometimes get rotated 90 degrees?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,916
Posted By PCHunt
In the service letter, the drawing shows 5...

In the service letter, the drawing shows 5 equally spaced rivets.
Forum: Autopilots 08-24-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,688
Posted By PCHunt
I'm thinking that shortly after you install and...

I'm thinking that shortly after you install and use a single axis autopilot, you will be kicking yourself for not installing both servos while you have the airplane apart............

JOMO, and worth...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,776
Posted By PCHunt
This popped up when I clicked on your link: "NOT...

This popped up when I clicked on your link:

"NOT FOUND
Sorry, but the page you were trying to view does not exist."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,281
Posted By PCHunt
:p:p:p Suggest you start a new thread, and see...

:p:p:p

Suggest you start a new thread, and see if you can exceed 60 replies!!

LMAO!
Forum: ADS-B 08-09-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,770
Posted By PCHunt
The installation instructions for my uAvionix...

The installation instructions for my uAvionix "Echo UAT" state:

"Avoid mounting the antenna within 1 meter of an existing transponder, ADF sense antenna or any COMM antenna and 2 meters from the DME...
Forum: ADS-B 08-08-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,770
Posted By PCHunt
Not trying to be "cute", but that info was found...

Not trying to be "cute", but that info was found in the installation instructions for my uAvionics ADSB fitment. Could that info be buried somewhere in the instructions?
Forum: Texas (North) 08-06-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,517
Posted By PCHunt
As briefly mentioned earlier, do NOT use flakes...

As briefly mentioned earlier, do NOT use flakes in any floor covering. It sure looks pretty until you drop any small object. Anything small disappears into the flake mix, and you'll wish you had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,693
Posted By PCHunt
Hoping someone else can chime in with an actual...

Hoping someone else can chime in with an actual measurement, as I am not able to access my plane to get an actual measurement for you. I'd hate for you to continue with just my "guesstimate" here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,693
Posted By PCHunt
I have the Grove master cylinders, and love them!...

I have the Grove master cylinders, and love them! Once you get fluid in the system, and make sure there is no air in the system, the brake pedals don't move very far at all when you apply the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,797
Posted By PCHunt
"Calibration" is trivially easy. Level the plane...

"Calibration" is trivially easy. Level the plane side to side, check with a quality builders level laid across the plane on the top of the canopy sill, canopy open of course. Jack/support...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,477
Posted By PCHunt
The performance and efficiency improvement of two...

The performance and efficiency improvement of two P-mags over just one is small. I like the idea of having two separate ignition systems.

YMMV
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