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Forum: Tools Yesterday, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Posted By BillL
Indeed - -...

Indeed - - https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1153600&postcount=3

I don't know why they specifically recommend diamond dust coated unless it is for drilling fiberglass - and it is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By BillL
Dye is better but . . .

395 nanometer works for oil. See photo on link.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1494472&postcount=6
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-22-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,135
Posted By BillL
Finished part is beautiful!!

Luke, I have seen the post/thread with the final product, but thought to post here as it is a design question.

You said more symmetrical, but I could not find where/how the Vans pant was altered?...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By BillL
Sweet Looking Airplane!!

And a data point on the 1/2 raven. I put one on my RV7 IO360M1B and still get a slight amount of oil on the belly with no aero. I am sure it is coming from the vent tube.

Aero performed during PH I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-22-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By BillL
Thanks for posting Scott, I was hoping you would...

Thanks for posting Scott, I was hoping you would share some insight here . . .

Spinning nose wheel . . . the owner and I were just discussing the possibility as you posted. It would certainly fit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-21-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By BillL
RV7A Nose Gear Resonance - Anyone??

I was just following a friends 7A this weekend and the nose gear was vibrating fore and aft as a unit. It apparently does that continuously at that airspeed. It was at at cruise ~140KTAS 6500 ft,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,713
Posted By BillL
Is not acceptable because it creates a gap...

Is not acceptable because it creates a gap between the plate and the skin. The whole thing has to distort to handle the loads of the fastener. Bad.



This is the way to do it - with NAS1097 rivets....
Forum: Midwest 06-19-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By BillL
12833 Arrival Team at work.

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Arrival Team at work.
Forum: Midwest 06-19-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By BillL
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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By BillL
Andy, I'll comment via obvious theory . . . ...

Andy, I'll comment via obvious theory . . . lubrication ( how much oil actually gets to the valve stem), valve guide materials, then EGT would be the major parameters affecting wear and sticking....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By BillL
Make a break out harness to plug inline with the...

Make a break out harness to plug inline with the offending injector. Take the wires and hook to an oscilloscope and look at the injector power pulse. It should be a square wave with varying on time....
Forum: Midwest 06-17-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By BillL
Thanks for the heads-up on this, it is a short...

Thanks for the heads-up on this, it is a short hop from me and will see if I can get there!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By BillL
I was thinking maybe a bad current driver, but...

I was thinking maybe a bad current driver, but don't know if they are shared, and/or why it would shut off at 20.83 hz. Maybe if they injection pulse is timed, then each injector would have its own...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By BillL
I would blame it on software and a bad map, or a...

I would blame it on software and a bad map, or a weird injector.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By BillL
Are both pedals hard when pressed down equally?...

Are both pedals hard when pressed down equally? Assuming they are, then there is no air in the right line. I would not call them "self purging".

If it is not hydraulic, then the pads/piston could be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,615
Posted By BillL
Keep on keeping on and do the wobble test when indicated.

Hi Dan, Honestly it seems like Lyc says the lead in the oil is the main culprit and Mike says it comes from exhaust gas. Likely some from both, as we know oil gets down there.

The valve/guide/head...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By BillL
Same as mentioned. I made a drawing and a scaled...

Same as mentioned. I made a drawing and a scaled airplane cut out to see if I could get it out the door. Prepared accordingly for internal swing clearance and it worked well.
Note that the doors had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,412
Posted By BillL
Educate me please . . .

My airport manager has been going through this same thing with no cause yet found on a Citibria. But - it has Bendix mags. And an external center core capacitor. They are $$$$$. BTW it has shields...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By BillL
Poor quality nuts?

The threads looked off and this was my first thought too, but based on AN3 diameter of .189 then scaling that against the threads 32 pitch should yield 6 threads for the that diameter and it does. 24...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-13-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By BillL
I found your helmet...

I found your helmet (http://www.salimbeti.com/aviation/helmets3.htm), about 2/3 the way down.

Or ctl-F and search Sluggo.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-13-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By BillL
The notes usually go on to say "after 48 hrs...

The notes usually go on to say "after 48 hrs scuffing and reapplication is necessary . . . "

scuffing -not removal. If one scuffs, etches, alodine, then applies the passivating corrosion...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-13-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By BillL
Laser level?

I hung mine on the bench with a couple of threads and set up a laser level using the vertical to ensure it hit the TE and the LE in the center. It worked for both at the same time in the right...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By BillL
Make a go-no go wedge gauge.

I tried to make them perfect- - - - lesson learned is perfect is what fits not what my interpretation of the instructions say.

So - make a wedge the same angle as the internal rudder/elevator cavity...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By BillL
I had looked and tried several seals, but due to...

I had looked and tried several seals, but due to the design and available space between surfaces, the teflon teardrop seal from Vans has been my best fit. It has a good seal for the pressure and a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By BillL
Flat spotting?

My 7 got a rare shimmy after sitting for a cold period. And recently got an odd vibration from my Michelin auto tires. Although I am thoroughly familiar with the phenomenon with cars, it was never a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By BillL
Get a handful of mag gaskets. I tried to adjust...

Get a handful of mag gaskets. I tried to adjust and remount a mag and it leaked, they both did. The gasket seems intolerant of reuse.

I like the superior brand (pink) gasket material better than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By BillL
I had the same issue and when checking dimensions...

I had the same issue and when checking dimensions it was not the fiberglass flatness as my issue, I made a small aluminum plate with an appropriate thickness and it solved the problem. While there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,728
Posted By BillL
The lens provided is the same shape and adequate...

The lens provided is the same shape and adequate size for either. I had the old lens and enlarged my notch, no problem with fitting. You would just have more material left if applying to the small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,728
Posted By BillL
Jerry, I don't need those lenses as I have a 7,...

Jerry, I don't need those lenses as I have a 7, but the double lens for 7-8 and the 10's are around $60 from Vans.

It would seem that a mold for making vinyl lens would take about $200 on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By BillL
I made 4 pieces. Still a PITA to get installed...

I made 4 pieces. Still a PITA to get installed correctly. Be practical. Also align your holes with a spacer to simulate the thickness of the plexiglass or they won't line up. Also mark/etch the side...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,129
Posted By BillL
Well, in forum form the topic has wandered. I...

Well, in forum form the topic has wandered. I investigated insulating materials and in discussion with some vendors from work, got samples. They were heavy. In discussion with that engineer, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,385
Posted By BillL
In this case couldn't a full power climb doing a...

In this case couldn't a full power climb doing a mag check conform the hypothesis? It would not take but a few seconds and the data recorder would capture it.

Our airport manager found a plug wire...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By BillL
Interesting information, but linking solely to...

Interesting information, but linking solely to the CHT is a bit of a handwaving stretch. Valve temps are mostly a function of the exhaust gas temperatures. There was a detailed research project on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By BillL
Standard Procedure.

Glad the process went well Rick. But - -positioning the valve inside the cylinder is part of the best-in-class process. The process is to have a hook made for the valve to hold the heavy end so when...
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By BillL
Yes, for mine - sitting on 3 pieces of 2X4's to...

Yes, for mine - sitting on 3 pieces of 2X4's to allow forks under. Dunno if they included that with your dimensions. ??
Forum: Safety 06-04-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,287
Posted By BillL
This is certainly not the best reporting of the...

This is certainly not the best reporting of the turn back. But they were probably limited by print space or reading time. It is not just about altitude and skill.

EAA Webinar ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By BillL
Vans Aircraft? S-603, CS S-605,FP ??

Vans Aircraft? S-603, CS S-605,FP ??
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By BillL
More is expected.

Clearly - - the mark-1's have been inspecting internal engine parts for 50 yrs and this just falls short of desired. Still quite useful, and the articulation is really needed, but since low cost CMOS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By BillL
For $90 it might be worth transplanting the...

For $90 it might be worth transplanting the camera to the 180deg head of the (my) VA400.

My Teslong borescope for .22 cal bores has excellent resolution.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,947
Posted By BillL
Removing freedom to fail is removing freedom to...

Removing freedom to fail is removing freedom to succeed at the same time. RV related, I will defend this concept as creating opportunities for those with the drive and skills to build an airplane...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By BillL
The best band aid of external application of...

The best band aid of external application of sealant (any kind) was posted here many moons ago. That was where a guy took a syringe and cut the tip off, then used it to seal around the rivet...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By BillL
Larry, it would not have to be a plugged nozzle,...

Larry, it would not have to be a plugged nozzle, but could be a distorted spray pattern at the low pressures. I might just clean it and see.

If not, IIRC, you have stated previously that you found...
Forum: Safety 06-01-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By BillL
Are you using a solenoid or mechanical valve? I...

Are you using a solenoid or mechanical valve? I use the Blue accumulator and have no valve, tee'd to the oil cooler. What spare pressure input did you use to read the value, that is a good idea....
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By BillL
This is what I did too. To use the tear drop...

This is what I did too.

To use the tear drop seal, the gap needs to be even and precise around 3/4 of the frame to the fuse - - good luck. I did test that seal and it will hold against pressure to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,682
Posted By BillL
This sounds like a lot for intersection fairings,...

This sounds like a lot for intersection fairings, can you elaborate?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By BillL
Just another example . . .

I got roped into being the Secy for a flying club. The drain on one of the 182's was crunchy. I seemed like a small thing, but an experienced (very) pilot stopped by my desk and told me a story, I...
Forum: Rocket 05-30-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By BillL
Too used a tapered and polished standard diameter...

Too used a tapered and polished standard diameter bolt for fit up. This was satisfactory for alignment. It was rechecked with final torqued fasteners installed and did not change.

For the final...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,218
Posted By BillL
RV-6-7-9 step Solution - NOT 10!

That should not be attempted - further, it would not be a permanent fix.

Contact or look up Russ McCutcheon on VAF - he operates the welding facility for these steps and has a rework for failed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,781
Posted By BillL
That is the most odd shaped crack I have ever...

That is the most odd shaped crack I have ever seen. I can not fathom in my solid mechanics brain how a crack propagated that way. Did you treat the leading edge after the crack was found? It appears...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-28-2021, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By BillL
Like Vlad says better to have friends than...

Like Vlad says better to have friends than rubles.

I looked at your link - clearly you are enjoying the build journey! I did too :D

Clever indeed - I saw a video of riveting the HS spar on a D3...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-28-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,955
Posted By BillL
This is the first (only) photos I have seen of...

This is the first (only) photos I have seen of this interior. I thought the rods were fork and blade, but alas, not so. Also note there is no (little) provision for compression retention of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By BillL
My G3X g-meter pops up when the G loads around 2,...

My G3X g-meter pops up when the G loads around 2, there are triangles indicating max/min actuals. Manuals are good for this.

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Forum: Primers 05-26-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,487
Posted By BillL
Methylene chloride...

Methylene chloride...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 1,274,283
Posted By BillL
First Flight !!!

Congrats on the first flight and getting that prop thing corrected.

BTW you might find that the governor and composite prop will not regulate to lower rpms at full throttle and high speeds. There...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By BillL
Nicely done TOM! This comment from the article...

Nicely done TOM!

This comment from the article above is interesting . . . and 20 yrs old.

"The old knowledge and “corporate memory” died, the marketing folks took over at Lycoming and...
Forum: Propellers 05-26-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By BillL
Tim, just confirm, this is from the original Vans...

Tim, just confirm, this is from the original Vans wheel pants to the Vans new PR pants?

I am interested in your results as I have James pants on my -7 and am considering fitting Vans PR pants to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By BillL
Larry, are you asking just to generate some...

Larry, are you asking just to generate some drama?:D

As far a cause and effect, on the inner workings of the engine, you are probably not ever going to be able to discern the effects due to fuel as...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-26-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By BillL
-7 IO360, CS prop. I find the stability better at...

-7 IO360, CS prop. I find the stability better at 100kts (or more), but have recently tried a touch of flap and it seems that 1/2 -1 sec of flap allows 90kts with less wallowing. YMMV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By BillL
Peoria, Il 3MY, Mt Hawley airport, one approach,...

Peoria, Il 3MY, Mt Hawley airport, one approach, walking to hotel (https://www.hotelplanner.com/Hotels/284331/Reservations-Americinn-by-Wyndham-Peoria-Peoria-9106-North-Lindbergh-Dr-61615#HotelName),...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,493
Posted By BillL
What DA range is an idle setting good for?

Do what Scott says.

But there may be more consideration for your climate. My YIO360M1B first flight was in Jan (18) so it was cold. Only 15F but cold. Power application was like an old 2-stroke...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,381
Posted By BillL
Your description of vapor was good. If the...

Your description of vapor was good. If the mechanical pump provided no pressure then you might imagine vapor back down the line. In this case, you might tick the electric pump (ICO) to get some...
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By BillL
I have and recommend Reiff System (on my M1B). I...

I have and recommend Reiff System (on my M1B). I have the full system and activate it via a GSM switch. Tannis now sells the u-phone-it. If my area had WiFi it would be easier.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,781
Posted By BillL
Locked Servo. Missed on preflight.

I'll tell you what I missed on preflight - free controls. My roll servo got water in it and froze up in the OSH rain flood a couple of years ago. I was at 100 ft before I realized there was limited...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-21-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By BillL
Thanks for confirmation, Walt. This is very...

Thanks for confirmation, Walt. This is very important to know.
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