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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By BillL
This is what I absolutely despise about the (a...

This is what I absolutely despise about the (a negative) influence of the certified and legal system here - the reason: we want to change the grease.

Why - is there a problem? Does it last longer?...
Forum: International Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By BillL
Clever solution to a constrained situation, and...

Clever solution to a constrained situation, and applicable for an expansion of one. Two story hangars with elevators? Too much capital?

I am feeling kind lucky. But here in the US it seems economics...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By BillL
Keep at ICO until running.

For my M1B, it floods it more and won't start.

If it is hot and I stop at the pumps.

To start , remain at ICO, boost maybe but start at ICO and then open the mixture. it is a multi handed...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By BillL
Definitely use that referenced die made of HSS -...

Definitely use that referenced die made of HSS - (high speed steel). Get a couple of 6-32 and 8-32 taps in them too. They are sharper and will cut with less torque reducing the likelihood of breaking...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,446
Posted By BillL
Did you weld the nipple to your exhaust? What...

Did you weld the nipple to your exhaust? What filler rod did you use?

I have been sitting on doing this for a couple of years, with other more pressing projects. The oil on new paint is more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By BillL
You can narrow down. The pump/filter assembly has...

You can narrow down. The pump/filter assembly has a lot of potential points. One friend had a pump leak and one in the filter housing. 30-15 overnight is a medium leak. We shorten the range of pieces...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,585
Posted By BillL
I highly recommend testing the complete fuel...

I highly recommend testing the complete fuel system with air pressure. 30 psi is plenty to find leaks. The system volume is so low that the pressure will fall pretty fast. Beware of where you add the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By BillL
My first stall dropped the left wing, then Mike...

My first stall dropped the left wing, then Mike Seager had made me keep the ball in the center, then holding the stick back at stall, it dropped straight ahead recovered then stalled again. You just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By BillL
The slipping and rotation of the inner race...

The slipping and rotation of the inner race and/or the spacer used as an inner contact for the seal happens on my Cleveland. I have been aware of taper roller bearing installations and know of one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By BillL
Surprised no one used a valve. I wanted to...

Surprised no one used a valve. I wanted to calibrate both tanks with the same fuel so metered out from one and poured into the other. A nipple and valve with some hose facilitated that.

I chased a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By BillL
Is it possible . . .

Having just packed my wheels in the last 4 days, I wonder if the cavity of air between the bearings is pressurizing when it gets hot for the first time, and the bearings were freshly packed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,925
Posted By BillL
You may want to look up the codes and bearing...

You may want to look up the codes and bearing identification in the timken application manual. They have tricky indicators for some features, not just numbers.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By BillL
That grease looks black, do you have Cleveland...

That grease looks black, do you have Cleveland wheels?

OK - I don't know what you have specifically for bearings and seals, but the Clevelands use a felt or rubber seal and red Mobil SHC-100...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,925
Posted By BillL
How much oil on wheel felts???

I serviced my wheel bearings for my first time (150 hrs) on my 7 and had lubricated the felts with Mobil SHC-100 as instructed. We know that grease is simply oil mixed with soap and the surface of...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By BillL
Interesting . . . the PIA ATC guys had a...

Interesting . . . the PIA ATC guys had a meet/greet with 3MY (just under the KPIA airspace) EAA chapter this past Saturday morning. There were 30 pilots/people there. The reason they called for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,373
Posted By BillL
Just an FYI

I recommended this to my 10-Friend and it has much better resolution, but he was not totally happy with the lack of ability to point it where he wanted to see. I have the teslong borescope for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By BillL
Put it in your pocket?

Put it in your pocket?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By BillL
Yes! The fill port is closed off by the plunger...

Yes! The fill port is closed off by the plunger in the first small amount of travel.

If the master plunger does not return you will have serious issues, be sure it returns after each application...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,546
Posted By BillL
The Lycoming is considered a heavy duty engine....

The Lycoming is considered a heavy duty engine. Somewhere in the history is a plot of particles in the crankcase vs hours. These typically begin the increase after oil change then stablize. Particle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By BillL
The look pretty consistent, Tom. That #1 appears...

The look pretty consistent, Tom. That #1 appears to have some oil on the seat that wicked into the surface deposits.
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By BillL
Diagnostic journey . . .

Calibration OK means the page has values so careful what conclusion is drawn based on that fact. Recommend ploting the resistance of those "calibration" values on the good and bad tank to see for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By BillL
Ya had me going . . . . :-)

It is funny isn't it. It is a 1" NPT, with 11.5 threads per inch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,084
Posted By BillL
Easy to find, just google AOPA RV10...

Easy to find, just google AOPA RV10 (https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/january/24/aopa-sweepstakes-rv-10-goes-to-avid-pilot) - -the guy is a 787 Dreamliner pilot. He can likely afford...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By BillL
It appears these still expand the o-ring between...

It appears these still expand the o-ring between two conical surfaces within the neck to secure them. Please clarify. If so, then Krytox will ensure they don't stick, ever.

Now the obvious . . . ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By BillL
If you go AeroLED's get a quote from Vans - last...

If you go AeroLED's get a quote from Vans - last time I checked they had the most volume and the best prices I could find.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,177
Posted By BillL
A cracked canopy would give me a headache. I am...

A cracked canopy would give me a headache.

I am surprised having seen posts for cracks in the same area for 10 yrs that no self-respecting analyst has done an FEA to determine precisely why it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,923
Posted By BillL
While you are waiting on the answer from someone...

While you are waiting on the answer from someone with a lot if endorsements . . . cranks can have many vendors involved depending on the process.

Material supply - some foundry that makes the raw...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,163,250
Posted By BillL
Sweet looking panel!!! Where is your TOGA button?

Sweet looking panel!!! Where is your TOGA button?
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-31-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,073
Posted By BillL
This has been my experience with the G3X and...

This has been my experience with the G3X and GxPilot AP. Thanks for making this clear.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By BillL
Yes, octane boost is the primary purpose, but the...

Yes, octane boost is the primary purpose, but the dry lubrication is a side effect. The valve faces and seats were once softer and when lead was removed from auto fuel, the valves had reduced life...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By BillL
Unless the electronic is 2x or 1/2x off, yes...

Unless the electronic is 2x or 1/2x off, yes trust the electronic. It's not a voting machine.

Edit: I should add that a cable should make no difference with a mechanical tach. Many have a permanent...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-29-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By BillL
Steve, wouldn't the carbon part be much stiffer...

Steve, wouldn't the carbon part be much stiffer with the core? That is what I was thinking. The tall 7 has been seen in pieces (5 incidents). It is innocent until proven guilty (of course), but it...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-28-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By BillL
Carbon rudder for RV??

I have spent too much time trying to research a comparison between my tall 7 rudder and a carbon fiber design. The objective would be the same area, dimensions, lower weight, higher strength, and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By BillL
I plotted from 110/120/140/160 KTAS against GPS -...

I plotted from 110/120/140/160 KTAS against GPS - multiple triangles and although it wandered a little with speed, was 1.4 kts low relative to GPS.

Vans rivet port, late 7 plan location.

It is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-27-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By BillL
Try cyanoacrylate

Slit on the table with a sharp razor in a straight line, then after installation in the desired location, you can glue it with super glue. Clean with isopropyl alcohol to be sure it is clean.

In...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,585
Posted By BillL
2nd Annual (18 months) - Krytox still slippery

OK, so another update. 3/2021 I have not touched the caps until now, my second annual since first using Krytox 205 on my fuel caps. Although they still were still slippery and worked well, the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By BillL
Here (https://usherprecision.com/contact/) is the...

Here (https://usherprecision.com/contact/) is the contact page for Usher.

They can certainly tell you if it is a dimensional difference or design difference that the new o-rings won't fit.

You...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By BillL
I certainly have no data for this configuration,...

I certainly have no data for this configuration, but every component will resonate at some frequency. That strap changes both the starter and the alternator. The PP alternator has the strap and it...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-27-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By BillL
Has the static system passed a leak test? Can...

Has the static system passed a leak test?

Can you post a picture if the port, and is it in the standard location for your RV8?

Are the two ports plumbed with a loop over the top?

Has the airplane...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,050
Posted By BillL
Just a data point, but I did find DanH and Walt's...

Just a data point, but I did find DanH and Walt's advice helpful, it has not changed in years.

Not that "I" need to reinforce Walts comment, but I will. I use 45-47 on my 7 and it will hold a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,889
Posted By BillL
Address the unknowns. Go into the unknown . . .s...

Address the unknowns. Go into the unknown . . .s . . l . . o . . w . . l . .y. As an old test pilot said.

Weather - not good for engine start - don't go - don't get so fully investing in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,071
Posted By BillL
Hey, Ron, I have a box of these washers and never...

Hey, Ron, I have a box of these washers and never discovered the perfect use for them, but- just this week (first 'annual' since paint) got some paint turn-out with my screws (@#$%^&). Will these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By BillL
Check your pump specifications.

You will be ok if your pump can eat 99 micron particles. The 70 number is to protect the pump and specified by them. Your 20 would be good with plenty of capacity.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,010
Posted By BillL
I don't "hate" the (thousands of sizes) molex...

I don't "hate" the (thousands of sizes) molex connectors. They do stay together and crimp well, but the open to the air, corrosion is my concern. I say concern, because I used them where...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,369
Posted By BillL
Thanks for posting, there are several catch...

Thanks for posting, there are several catch ideas, this seems new to me. I use the bag and it works well, a bit of a miss to collect the filter, but it keeps the engine dry.

I will try this next....
Forum: ADS-B 03-24-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,467
Posted By BillL
And based on a recent experience, I certainly...

And based on a recent experience, I certainly don't use SIRI!!!

GTX23ES originally was able to be turned off. With the tides changing for anonymity, will Garmin update the GTX23ES to allow us to be...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-24-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By BillL
My hole finder was a trouble light inside the...

My hole finder was a trouble light inside the cavity. It takes a few moves of the light source to get all the holes illuminated.

BTW - that faring is made in a mold, so thee outside is perfect, the...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,481
Posted By BillL
Epoxy or polyester?

Are the 10 canopy shell and doors epoxy or polyester resin? If polyester is it made with wax or without? Either way would require good surface prep to reach the cured resin.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By BillL
My James Cowl required a compound curve, and few...

My James Cowl required a compound curve, and few minutes with an english wheel (.063 2024) did the trick, but it would have been better that the cowl & wheel were in the same place for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,010
Posted By BillL
Ditto !

Ditto !
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 347,273
Posted By BillL
Thumbs up And - - the angle valve has intake induced swirl...

And - - the angle valve has intake induced swirl that yields faster combustion burn needing less spark advance and lower heat rejection. The higher fin density is far superior to the parallel valve....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By BillL
It makes pretty good sense for a brass musical...

It makes pretty good sense for a brass musical instrument where the yield strength of the material is low and quite thin for the powerful magnets to work.

I would have my doubts of the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-17-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By BillL
Like stated, just release the AP (G3X), then you...

Like stated, just release the AP (G3X), then you can fly the 360 by hand or enter a bank and engage PIT/ALT mode with the disconnect (CWS) button. I think 3 seconds will be required.

The 650...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By BillL
You might think that, but I made 2 "beams" with...

You might think that, but I made 2 "beams" with 3mm Soric sandwich with where the single layer of reinforcement on each side met on the ends, and cut off the edge exposing the core around the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,970
Posted By BillL
Click on my VAF name and send me an email with...

Click on my VAF name and send me an email with your address. I will send a strip of Soric. It is not that wide, but strength is not reduced with a seam anyway - I have tested that. It will be plenty...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By BillL
I will have to think about the specific issue (...

I will have to think about the specific issue ( how the discrete is set, value the good/bad voltage of the alternator provides etc:how it works), but . . . voltage is the parameter that can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By BillL
I am not an expert on the theory but you want to...

I am not an expert on the theory but you want to balance each one separately. And, BTW - the blue wrap is about the same area density of paint, so if you balance with that on, then you should be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,771
Posted By BillL
Red Flag !!

Yikes, this happened near me, they pumped all the ground fuel into a contaminated fuel truck then back into the new ground tanks. Lots of opportunities for contamination. Sometimes, they assume and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,771
Posted By BillL
Once I was the secretary/maintenance "volunteer"...

Once I was the secretary/maintenance "volunteer" for 3 busy club planes, all cessna. One had a gritty feeling in the drain. Skipping ahead, we got a small cup of sand and small gravel from that tank....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By BillL
The Deutch crimper is a Daniels too, but the...

The Deutch crimper is a Daniels too, but the larger version and has the same crimping anvils as I remember. I made some positioners for my afm8 and used solder as crimping blanks since (as you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,544
Posted By BillL
Can you post a picture of the bearing on the slip...

Can you post a picture of the bearing on the slip ring end of the rotor? This could be critical to your ability to complete the rebuild. This end bearing is a whole new subject in itself.

I tested...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,923
Posted By BillL
Yea, something is not right . . .

Yep - some dimensional issue. Worth checking the case bores as the wear areas are not all circumferential. Be sure to run a micrometer down the new cranks to ensure the bearing journals are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,544
Posted By BillL
Don't jump to a conclusion about the looks of an...

Don't jump to a conclusion about the looks of an alternator. ND tailors alternators specifically to meet OEM requirements. Note the SRE housing has a boss dedicated to the mount. The PP60A does not....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By BillL
Power Supplies

These guys have great products - used by amateur radio, Hams. I have the 25 amp, and it is dead silent, radio-wise. I use a 50A Anderson connector...
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