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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By jcarne
Unless Avidyne has changed recently I turn up...

Unless Avidyne has changed recently I turn up around $1800 unless glass needs fixin. Around $1300 for a GTN and $1800 for a GNS. Fín ridiculous for some repairs (probably most). Cost of entry and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By jcarne
Do you have an autopilot? The latest 2-3 versions...

Do you have an autopilot? The latest 2-3 versions of 16 have been VERY problematic, mostly with autopilot. Well documented issues on the Dynon forum.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By jcarne
Yep. Get used to reading those Ops Lims, there...

Yep. Get used to reading those Ops Lims, there is a lot of info you will need packed into them.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,099
Posted By jcarne
I have been using nickel based anti-seize with...

I have been using nickel based anti-seize with good results. Engine oil alone didn't do anything for me, removing those plugs was not fun. Have thought about seeing how copper works though as that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By jcarne
Looks very similar to last years procedure....

Looks very similar to last years procedure. Sweet!!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By jcarne
Go with what is on the chart/recommended, it...

Go with what is on the chart/recommended, it works well. SV32 with standard arm. An SV42 would be very very pointless in a -7 in my opinion.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,947
Posted By jcarne
What Ron said. On some Lycoming engines they are...

What Ron said. On some Lycoming engines they are now showing safety wire in the parts manual instead of the lockplates. I have always wondered why Lycoming got away from the lockplates in favor of...
Forum: GPS 05-22-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By jcarne
Anyone know of a way this could come to fruition...

Anyone know of a way this could come to fruition on a checkride? In other words, how could I prove that it's not required in EAB.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,776
Posted By jcarne
Mac this is almost identical to my setup. Works...

Mac this is almost identical to my setup. Works awesome doesn't it! I may need to take mine off sometime in the next year and clean it up a bit though, it is starting to get a bit tight, probably...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,833
Posted By jcarne
I may be in the minority here but I kind of...

I may be in the minority here but I kind of appreciated it at times. It forced me to learn the differences between hardware. That being said, I did not appreciate it when I was trying to get stuff...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By jcarne
So are these joints intended to move freely while...

So are these joints intended to move freely while engine running? I have never really understood their purpose except to aim the pipe where you want?

I mouse milk mine a lot but they have been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By jcarne
Blackstone here too. Although I'm getting super...

Blackstone here too. Although I'm getting super annoyed with the prepaid shipping. It generally takes so long that I usually just pay for priority. Might just be my location.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By jcarne
Anyone care to elaborate on the purpose of the...

Anyone care to elaborate on the purpose of the ball joints other than to point the exhaust exit where you want it? Mine were quite stiff from the get go. I still lube them up with mouse milk every...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-07-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 240,132
Posted By jcarne
Looking good bro, keep cranking!

Looking good bro, keep cranking!
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By jcarne
+1 For Archer, works great. I also diplex mine...

+1 For Archer, works great. I also diplex mine to pick up glideslope. Also works great from initial testing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By jcarne
This one has me stumped too. :cool:

This one has me stumped too. :cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the replies guys. I already ordered...

Thanks for the replies guys. I already ordered some B1/2 and new sender. I can handle a couple days of not flying. Will be doing the repair when it warms up, just need to get an order into Van's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the replies guys. A couple of days I...

Thanks for the replies guys. A couple of days I can live with. I'll order up some B1/2 and mix it a little hot. The bad sender really doesn't bother me at all but I'm going to finish my instrument...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By jcarne
I have a flop tube in that tank so the sender is...

I have a flop tube in that tank so the sender is in the second bay on the rear baffle. Couldn't have been the right tank with a bad sender... lol
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By jcarne
Anyone have recommendations for fast-ish fuel tank repairs?

Hello gents. I did some searching on VAF but didn't find anything. Anyone have a procedure for a relatively fast fuel tank repair? I have to replace the piece of garbage fuel float on my left tank...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By jcarne
Ya just to be clear though the first picture is...

Ya just to be clear though the first picture is my valve, not the second one in the thread.

I do run LOP or at peak pretty much exclusively and lean aggressively on the ground. The deposit layer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By jcarne
It can be done fairly easy without it but I...

It can be done fairly easy without it but I REALLY can't image life without the knob module. That thing gets touched more than anything else on my panel.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,462
Posted By jcarne
Good work Larry. Luckily alternate air door is...

Good work Larry. Luckily alternate air door is pretty dang easy to install.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the replies guys, I'm just trying to...

Thanks for the replies guys, I'm just trying to learn as much as I can when using the borescope and it seems the only way to really do that is ask people with more experience than myself. Just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By jcarne
Question Sulfur deposits on exhaust valve?

Soooo... having a borescope is a gift and a curse at the same time.

Would this yellowish-greenish area on the valve be sulfur deposits? It shows up on #3 and 4 but not 1 or 2. Also only shows up...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-18-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By jcarne
I flew in last year for the first time (twice)...

I flew in last year for the first time (twice) here is my take.

P.S. Here (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=203532) is my trip write-up if it helps you get the feel for it. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By jcarne
My IO-360-M1B really seems to like 5.5 qts as its...

My IO-360-M1B really seems to like 5.5 qts as its happy spot.

Carl you beat me to it about the M1B. I hear that 2 qts min as a blanket statement and there are a lot of people here running the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By jcarne
Yep that's not out of line at all. I usually add...

Yep that's not out of line at all. I usually add about 1.5 qts for a 25 hour period. I know some people that are less and some that are more. I like my oil temps around 180-185 too.

Where do you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By jcarne
There is also a short round section of aluminum...

There is also a short round section of aluminum (4-5" long) inside the scat tube at the front baffle to prevent the scat from rattling around and hitting the exhaust. Second picture shows heat...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-17-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 637
Views: 422,216
Posted By jcarne
Congrats on the milestone Dave!

Congrats on the milestone Dave!
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,902
Posted By jcarne
Is it not common practice with the -14 to drill a...

Is it not common practice with the -14 to drill a hole in the rudder stop and rudder horn and put a bent pin in the two locking them together? Surprised no one mentioned it here yet.

Also, I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-09-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jcarne
The proseal and the cover plate will seal them.

The proseal and the cover plate will seal them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By jcarne
Here is my setup. Hope it helps.

Here is my setup. Hope it helps.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the explanation. Very different...

Thanks for the explanation. Very different indeed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By jcarne
Anyone have a picture? I'm just curious what...

Anyone have a picture? I'm just curious what this bracket looks like as I don't think it is on the -7.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By jcarne
I fair amount of items require a signature so I'm...

I fair amount of items require a signature so I'm not sure how that would work on an electronic document. As you mentioned, any shop doing any work will most likely issue a sticker as well which...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By jcarne
You are correct, use the AW date that is on your...

You are correct, use the AW date that is on your operating limitations. You also have until the 1st of the following month to sign off. (aka you have the whole month of whenever it was signed off)
Forum: Flight Testing 04-04-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,020
Posted By jcarne
Not really. However, you might find that most if...

Not really. However, you might find that most if not all of the break-in was done at the factory. I found mine was pretty much fully broken in from the factory as my CHTs never changed or oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By jcarne
Thanks for the help guys. Back to stocking up on...

Thanks for the help guys. Back to stocking up on scotchbrite and aluminum oxide turners clothe. Guess Iíll do my next one like I did the first. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By jcarne
Ya I think you might be right. Hadnít thought of...

Ya I think you might be right. Hadnít thought of that. Worth a thought anyways. Lol

Just dreaming of a faster way. Nothing worth it is ever easy though. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By jcarne
Not sure I follow the car story. Bead blasting...

Not sure I follow the car story.

Bead blasting is a fairly common prep stage in many industries. Just wonder if anyone has tried it before. If one could get the setting right for prepping for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-03-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 343,648
Posted By jcarne
Haha ya after itís finished I donít know what Iím...

Haha ya after itís finished I donít know what Iím going to do with myself. Hahaha oh ya I already told the wife Iím building a -10 next. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By jcarne
Ya Iím assuming this is something that a guy...

Ya Iím assuming this is something that a guy would have to get blast media and air pressure correct. The benefits if done right would be huge though which is why I ask if anyone has done it. I donít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By jcarne
Anyone ever tried bead blasting for deburring ?

Just curious if anyone has found bead blasting to work for deburring smaller parts like ribs (the nooks)? If it works it would come with the added benefit of primer prep at the same time without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,403
Posted By jcarne
Was sick last weekend so I finally made it up for...

Was sick last weekend so I finally made it up for some fuel and a nice sunset flight.

Also started the learning process of how to polish. Not too shabby
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 343,648
Posted By jcarne
Okay, couldn't help myself, more play time! ...

Okay, couldn't help myself, more play time!

This is 5 passes F7, 2 C, and 2 S. I don't think the second pass of C or S did anything extra though. I've got a few imperfections in it but I was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 343,648
Posted By jcarne
Hahaha ya I probably shouldn't advertise that I...

Hahaha ya I probably shouldn't advertise that I enjoy it. Although maybe I'm still in the honey moon phase.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-02-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 343,648
Posted By jcarne
Just a bit of experimentation today. This was my...

Just a bit of experimentation today. This was my first attempt at polishing and only spent about 45 minutes trying to figure it all out.

I think it came out pretty good for a first attempt. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-01-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By jcarne
Bevan how old is your wrap? Still looking good...

Bevan how old is your wrap? Still looking good or showing some age?
Forum: Painting your RV 03-31-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By jcarne
I am getting geared up to wrap here in the next...

I am getting geared up to wrap here in the next couple months and from what I have found:

1. If I wrap the bottom of my wings I will tape the sheet up with the help of someone and then you can pull...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 343,648
Posted By jcarne
Very nice! Ya I have heard just about anything...

Very nice!

Ya I have heard just about anything will crack with enough sun exposure. Luckily the ole gal is kept in a hangar so I'm betting I won't have to redo it for many years. If it doesn't...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-30-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 343,648
Posted By jcarne
Might even be able to meet you half way! Ya...

Might even be able to meet you half way!



Ya I'm going to try and keep this fairly updated on the process because there really isn't much out there on vinyl wrapping planes or the threads that are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-29-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 343,648
Posted By jcarne
And you all thought I was done! :D Just doing...

And you all thought I was done! :D

Just doing some test pieces of 3M 2080 to see how easy it is to conform. Very impressed so far. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,751
Posted By jcarne
At least until they see your insurance bill...

At least until they see your insurance bill laying on the counter... hahaha :D
Forum: Safety 03-23-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,299
Posted By jcarne
Paul that video series is awesome man, couldn't...

Paul that video series is awesome man, couldn't wait for the first one to come out. Love watching stuff like that.
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By jcarne
Sorry I wasn't clear, yes L pattern, yes start at...

Sorry I wasn't clear, yes L pattern, yes start at rear spar first. I am just saying bend the skin the other way (pic 2 post 4) and reach through lightning holes/ above the exposed rib to get to the...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By jcarne
Bend the other way

If memory serves I bent the skins out of the way the other direction from what the picture shows in post 2; one bay at a time. If I remember correctly Van's says work in an L pattern, not from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By jcarne
Guys here is a bushing hack for you. Put the...

Guys here is a bushing hack for you. Put the rubber grommet on a small long socket. Line that socket up with the next size and push it onto the slightly bigger socket. Keep repeating until you are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-20-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,816
Posted By jcarne
Heck ya Ryan, exciting times!

Heck ya Ryan, exciting times!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By jcarne
Ya I am sure hoping that Spruce doesn't do what I...

Ya I am sure hoping that Spruce doesn't do what I have seen in the past, just keep pushing the date back. I too am waiting on some.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-17-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 241,786
Posted By jcarne
Vlad that looks like one epic place to land! So...

Vlad that looks like one epic place to land! So epid that my RV will not be visiting. :D

Awesome pictures man
Forum: Reviews 03-16-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By jcarne
I did the nose wheel mod from day one and it has...

I did the nose wheel mod from day one and it has been rock solid with never a shimmy. I personally feel that the drastically reduced rolling resistance on the nose gear is worth the mod.

I have...
Forum: Reviews 03-16-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By jcarne
No, they machine the wheel bearing races and put...

No, they machine the wheel bearing races and put radial bearing in place. Very nice mod, I did it to my nose wheel. You don't have to do any maintenance to the bearing other than monitor them. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,285
Posted By jcarne
Oh ya, watch the YouTube video where he tours his...

Oh ya, watch the YouTube video where he tours his "hangar". It has literally everything a guy would want in there. No expense is ever spared. Despite that, I agree; he is a legend of a builder. ...
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