VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: vic syracuse
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,011
Posted By vic syracuse
I agree on not using molex connectors in...

I agree on not using molex connectors in aircraft. Most of the intermittent electrical problems I've seen can usually be traced back to molex connectors. Most of them are only good for 5 amps, and we...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-14-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By vic syracuse
PM 1000II

Anyone have a PS-engineering 1000II they aren't using?

Thanks.

Vic
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By vic syracuse
So you mentioned the heater vent. Try it with the...

So you mentioned the heater vent. Try it with the fresh air vents. That's when a leak for sure will show a decrease on the altimeter.

But with the 400' leak you mentioned, you do have a leak. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By vic syracuse
Continental choices are a good option for the...

Continental choices are a good option for the Lycomings as well. We've installed a few of them lately. The rings come pre-gapped, and they break in super fast.

We've bee getting them from Air Power...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By vic syracuse
The D4A5's were originally sent with impulse...

The D4A5's were originally sent with impulse mags. There has been some concern that there are possibly harmonics on that engine that could cause the impulse mag to disintegrate and cause serious...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,954
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, as stated, this was most likely caused from...

Yes, as stated, this was most likely caused from an earlier backfire. We see a few of these very year. Somehow it gets missed on the preflight. I seriously doubt it could happen in flight without a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-02-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By vic syracuse
They are the new coils provided by Klaus. Vic

They are the new coils provided by Klaus.

Vic
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-01-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By vic syracuse
I've got over 100 hours on the new, larger coils,...

I've got over 100 hours on the new, larger coils, now and they seem to be working well. Yes, the form factor is different, but making a new bracket isn't that hard. They are larger, and hopefully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By vic syracuse
I've never seen these come loose. I don't think...

I've never seen these come loose. I don't think there is a need for a lockwasher.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,747
Posted By vic syracuse
I am not an engineer, and I didn't stay at a...

I am not an engineer, and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night, but I do get to see a lot of the RV-10's during the course of my work. I'm just not comfortable with the whole outboard leading...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,747
Posted By vic syracuse
Scott, I donít think you are being misinterpreted...

Scott, I donít think you are being misinterpreted in a bad way. The problem with the written word is that inflection and intent get missed.

As with anything in aviation, there are risks and merits....
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,747
Posted By vic syracuse
We stopped installing them because of the poor...

We stopped installing them because of the poor workmanship. I really wish they would get their act together because they do work well.

Scott, I hear you on the moment of inertia and it is correct....
Forum: Reviews 02-01-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By vic syracuse
Sorry to hear that. I will get EAA to follow...

Sorry to hear that. I will get EAA to follow up.

Vic
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,480
Posted By vic syracuse
Depends on the prop. Not so with the MT. Been...

Depends on the prop. Not so with the MT. Been running the ETX 1200 for years in the 10, and have installed many in other RV-10's.

Vic
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By vic syracuse
Did you check to see that the 430 has the...

Did you check to see that the 430 has the vertical labels enabled?

Vic
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,810
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, all the time. Works much better. Haven't...

Yes, all the time. Works much better. Haven't seen any come loose.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By vic syracuse
David, thought we discussed this. No need to go...

David, thought we discussed this. No need to go through the AWC. Just mail 8130-6 to FFA OKC for a records update.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,251
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, that is correct. Vic

Yes, that is correct.
Vic
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,810
Posted By vic syracuse
We have been seeing the use of nordlocks on...

We have been seeing the use of nordlocks on props, brake calipers, etc for quite a while now, and have been using them ourselves on brake calipers regularly. Saves time and seems to be very...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By vic syracuse
I have always used the Goodyear Flight Custom...

I have always used the Goodyear Flight Custom II's or Michelin Aviators. We install them on our customer's airplanes as well. Pilots are reporting that they are getting at least double the number of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By vic syracuse
"there are a lot of great presenters planned...

"there are a lot of great presenters planned during the week - some guys that you don’t get to see very often"---Paul Dye


Yep. Should be a wonderful week covering almost every facet of HB aviation....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,313
Posted By vic syracuse
Homebuilder's week

Here are the links to a couple of my presentations during the EAA Homebuilder's Week, January 26-30. One will be on Buying a Used Homebuilt, and one will be on Condition Inspections.

The one on...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-09-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,380
Posted By vic syracuse
Most likely you have a blocked hose to the...

Most likely you have a blocked hose to the sensor. They tend to fill with fuel and oil, especially if they are not routed "UP" after leaving the cylinder.
disconnect the hose at the cylinder and to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By vic syracuse
The last few times I ordered them from Spruce...

The last few times I ordered them from Spruce they came with switches that were not momentary, so it required a changeout of most of them.

Vic
Forum: COMM 12-19-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,588
Posted By vic syracuse
I have the Avidyne in my RV-10 with the antenna...

I have the Avidyne in my RV-10 with the antenna underneath the tail on the bottom of the fuselage, and have never had any problems with blanking. As mentioned, check your splitter, as well as the...
Forum: Reviews 12-19-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,654
Posted By vic syracuse
With over 4000 hours behind B&C alternators on my...

With over 4000 hours behind B&C alternators on my own airplanes, I've only ever had a failure of one of the older-style regulators (LR3B). IT was no big deal as we just activated the standby B&C and...
Forum: RV Threads: The Best Of The Best (copies) 12-15-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,722
Posted By vic syracuse
Thatís way cool, Mel!! Vic

Thatís way cool, Mel!!

Vic
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,247
Posted By vic syracuse
Sorry, not here to point out any person or shops....

Sorry, not here to point out any person or shops. I share findings so all of you have examples of where to look when inspecting or building your airplane, just like in my books. In reality, we all...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,247
Posted By vic syracuse
Please don't do this

I'm trying to contain myself as I write this. We have an RV-10 in the shop that is having heading issues, along with some intermittents. Configuration is a G3X (non-touch).

Removing the PFD show's a...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,430
Posted By vic syracuse
As someone mentioned, the stock brakes are...

As someone mentioned, the stock brakes are adequate until you really need them. We don't plan for those scenarios---they just happen. The stock brakes do fade with aggressive braking. I had that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,956
Posted By vic syracuse
We use all of them, depending upon application...

We use all of them, depending upon application and stock. The APS do seem to last longer.

Vic
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,850
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes, the avionics relay is a failure point and we...

Yes, the avionics relay is a failure point and we have seen a few of those. Most were workmanship issues.
I don't like using the automotive "headlamp" relay for the avionics. I've always used another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By vic syracuse
OK. sorry I even jumped in on this one. First, I...

OK. sorry I even jumped in on this one. First, I never try to hide anything. If the seller is there they are aware of the findings. They just don't get the printed report. They haven't paid for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By vic syracuse
I always do that when both parties are present....

I always do that when both parties are present. :)
It's not fair to the buyer when they are not present and there is a large list of findings and a high probability that they are going to walk away....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By vic syracuse
As everyone mentioned, lean extremely...

As everyone mentioned, lean extremely aggressively on the ground ALWAYS. Then run up to 1200 RPM's for about 30 seconds prior to shutdown.

Decalin in the fuel will help with fouling as well.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,842
Posted By vic syracuse
Hmmm. Beware DAR's??? Anyone doing a...

Hmmm. Beware DAR's???

Anyone doing a pre-purchase examination should feel obligated to inform the purchaser of all findings. Then the next phase is usually a discussion with the purchaser to help...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,118
Posted By vic syracuse
I've seen many RV's done this way, including my...

I've seen many RV's done this way, including my own RV-6. I wouldn't have a problem with it as long as the edge distance is ok on the holes. It looks OK from the pictures.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,144
Posted By vic syracuse
I don't know that there is anything in the regs...

I don't know that there is anything in the regs that says you CAN'T add another set of 3" numbers, perhaps right under the AOPA logo on the vertical stabilizer, so that could work.

I do know...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,993
Posted By vic syracuse
I would find it hard to believe that you have a...

I would find it hard to believe that you have a sticking valve without some other indications, like roughness or missing. Any of those symptoms?

Do try some Marvel mystery oil in the oil and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By vic syracuse
I would not recommend purchasing one without a...

I would not recommend purchasing one without a prebuy. At least get the book and read it and give it to your inspector.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,144
Posted By vic syracuse
I had the same reaction when I saw it. As a DAR I...

I had the same reaction when I saw it. As a DAR I could not pass it.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,196
Posted By vic syracuse
If you have a multi-cylinder EGT gauge you can...

If you have a multi-cylinder EGT gauge you can quickly check for an induction leak. The EGT's will RISE when the throttle is pulled to idle, rather than go lower. Very easy to check everytime you are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,436
Posted By vic syracuse
It really matters on the airspace you will be...

It really matters on the airspace you will be flying in. If a transponder is not required, then you can make your first flight where you are located. However, do NOT operate the transponder in flight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,303
Posted By vic syracuse
I ALWAYS check both ignitions in flight on every...

I ALWAYS check both ignitions in flight on every aircraft I fly, especially if it is not mine. Under high power settings, ignition problems will manifest themselves in ways that won't show up on a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,500
Posted By vic syracuse
It's just not ideal. Yes, you can duct some...

It's just not ideal. Yes, you can duct some cooling air to it, but it will heat up after shut down, and take some time to cool after a startup, like after a fuel stop. Heat is the enemy of electronic...
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,498
Posted By vic syracuse
So, for those of you placing your probes along...

So, for those of you placing your probes along the fuselage, you will have a higher temp from the engine heat. Your TAS will read higher, too. :)

Vic
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-11-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,500
Posted By vic syracuse
Your comment regarding not having to penetrate...

Your comment regarding not having to penetrate the firewall for another wire tells me you may have your regulator on the engine side of the firewall. It is not recommended to be there, so be sure to...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,979
Posted By vic syracuse
Another one of my pet peeves--- unlabeled...

Another one of my pet peeves--- unlabeled switches!!!

Vic
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,931
Posted By vic syracuse
I think you are not going to get any better. The...

I think you are not going to get any better. The temps match what I have seen across multiple 14's with IO-390's.

Vic
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,931
Posted By vic syracuse
Just to add some more data points to this thread,...

Just to add some more data points to this thread, I have flown multiple RV-14's that have been built to stock, including the factory airplane, which I flew for about a year and a half. I just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,208
Posted By vic syracuse
I actually recommend leaving the electric boost...

I actually recommend leaving the electric boost pump on until top of climb, whether it's 1000' or 15K'. The fuel pump in our tightly-cowled RV's sits down low where all of the heat is exiting the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-22-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,890
Posted By vic syracuse
Sorry to hear that. Yes, it seems way too many...

Sorry to hear that. Yes, it seems way too many lately. Even though one anytime is one too many.

Vic
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,646
Posted By vic syracuse
2 hours away from 2000 hours on my current...

2 hours away from 2000 hours on my current RV-10.

Vic
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,787
Posted By vic syracuse
Continuity is good, but depending upon what...

Continuity is good, but depending upon what transponder you have, there could be a 1.2k ohm resistor between the gps and the transponder. It is required for the Dynon transponders.

Vic
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-18-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By vic syracuse
That pigtail wire needs a resistor and led on it...

That pigtail wire needs a resistor and led on it in order to blink. Also, check polarity.

Vic
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,787
Posted By vic syracuse
There's another potential problem. Your EFIS may...

There's another potential problem. Your EFIS may have been using the RS-232 data line for the EFIS, and someone tapped into that line for the uavionics. But now the RS-232 is configured for ADSB+...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,801
Posted By vic syracuse
Do NOT change the mag timing to 30 as you will...

Do NOT change the mag timing to 30 as you will definitely overheat the engine, and perhaps cause some damage. The majority of electronic ignitions are timed at O DBTDC, and that is what makes the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,801
Posted By vic syracuse
Yes. We have seen engines come with the timing...

Yes. We have seen engines come with the timing set wrong.

Vic
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,927
Posted By vic syracuse
My first airplane, an RV-4, was destroyed,...

My first airplane, an RV-4, was destroyed, killing the owner and his friend, following a low-level botched aileron row, after having owned the airplane for 20 years! It can happen. The RVís are very...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,725
Posted By vic syracuse
I am not a believer in full power prior to brake...

I am not a believer in full power prior to brake release, except under dire circumstances. Airflow over the rudder is really important for directional control. Some airplanes donít even have enough...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By vic syracuse
Again, that can depend upon the spring, as well...

Again, that can depend upon the spring, as well as using a thick or thin washer. Thick washers usually are good for 3-6 psi.

Vic
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By vic syracuse
There can be different springs used in them, so...

There can be different springs used in them, so the number of turns will yield different results. I have found the average to be about 3-4 psi per turn.

Vic
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-12-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By vic syracuse
I have found the lightspeeds to be reliable, but...

I have found the lightspeeds to be reliable, but as with any system on our aircraft, they need inspection and TLC at regular intervals.

Dan mentioned the wires. I've always replaced those at 5 yrs...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-11-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,057
Posted By vic syracuse
I have found the lightspeeds to be reliable, but...

I have found the lightspeeds to be reliable, but as with any system on our aircraft, they need inspection and TLC at regular intervals.

Dan mentioned the wires. I've always replaced those at 5 yrs...
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:09 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.