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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By FORANE
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000093988184.html...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000093988184.html?spm=a2g0s.12269583.0.0.3f0b7f83J6xzHF

I chose the one I linked above on the basis of features:
articulating head
good price
Uses my phone as a...
Forum: Autopilots 05-20-2022, 03:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,129
Posted By FORANE
Good luck. Depending on your current...

Good luck. Depending on your current performance, this may not significantly improve the issue. Our 9a had the 2 static ports behind the baggage area on the side of the fuselage. I have tried...
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,129
Posted By FORANE
The default settings would almost immediately...

The default settings would almost immediately result in a crash when used in my Lancair.





Yes, this is correct, never did in either aircraft. I used the pro pilot altitude hold in cruise only. ...
Forum: Autopilots 05-19-2022, 06:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,129
Posted By FORANE
Sure would be great if the fix was so simple. I...

Sure would be great if the fix was so simple. I don't think it is though. I installed a trio pro pilot in our RV 9a and the lancair. We have experienced stability trouble as described in both...
Forum: COMM 05-06-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By FORANE
VHF RFI detector

Question for the group...

Is there a more sophisticated quantitative method to track down RFI instead of a qualitative hunt hoping to notice a causal factor?

I know usb chargers frequently cause...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-02-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,737
Posted By FORANE
ECI assembly date 3/2015. It's Axel's old motor.

ECI assembly date 3/2015. It's Axel's old motor.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,737
Posted By FORANE
Krea Not sure if you remember coming to East TN...

Krea

Not sure if you remember coming to East TN to look at our 9A a few years ago when we were selling it. I should have kept it...

I also have a Titan in our Lancair. It's a x-340. Interesting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,733
Posted By FORANE
I just had 4 Titan x-340 cylinders overhauled by...

I just had 4 Titan x-340 cylinders overhauled by Gibson aviation. Turnaround took about 8 weeks but they look good.
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,073
Posted By FORANE
3 degrees doesn't seem like much reflex. In the...

3 degrees doesn't seem like much reflex. In the Lancair community, 7 degrees reflex is the typical negative flap setting in cruise. I can say negative 7 degrees in my lancair definitely is faster...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By FORANE
https://www.sitka.com/porky/porky.htm

https://www.sitka.com/porky/porky.htm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By FORANE
Usher UD-3 fuel caps The bottom plate is threaded...

Usher UD-3 fuel caps
The bottom plate is threaded and is used to set o-ring tension.
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,459
Posted By FORANE
Rudder pedal extenders

Rudder pedal extenders
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By FORANE
I bought a premade harness. I suppose one could...

I bought a premade harness. I suppose one could reverse engineer a repair for broken / damaged lead even if you did not make the original. The harness is nice. We've been using the 3961 plugs at...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-07-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,207
Posted By FORANE
scammer reporting

After agreeing to purchase a gtn 650 in the classifieds, I received the following pm from a different vaf member username gravity with 0 post count. Is there a standard means of reporting...
Forum: Propellers 12-06-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By FORANE
And does GT propellers make blades compatible...

And does GT propellers make blades compatible with a MT hub?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By FORANE
I believe you run 2 of these valves in lieu of a...

I believe you run 2 of these valves in lieu of a whistle slot. Perhaps that is a better setup. I don't know. I am mostly interested in preventing blowout of nose seal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By FORANE
My cylinders are currently removed for overhaul...

My cylinders are currently removed for overhaul due to a broken ring.

My oil temps had been running higher than normal all summer. I presumed it was due to warm weather operations. Looks more likely...
Forum: GPS 11-25-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,245
Posted By FORANE
It never shutdown or displayed an overtemp...

It never shutdown or displayed an overtemp warning. My 430 install included an avionics blast tube from a naca scoop for cabin ventilation. That was continued to be used with the 440.

The...
Forum: GPS 11-25-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,245
Posted By FORANE
Things didn't go so smoothly when I installed a...

Things didn't go so smoothly when I installed a 440 in place of a 430w. The 430w had great satellite lock, the 440 kept loosing satellite lock. Same tray, same gps antenna, the 430 held position,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By FORANE
I have had a G5 fail in flight. My D3 has never...

I have had a G5 fail in flight. My D3 has never failed and it will keep working in the event of pitot and static blockage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,629
Posted By FORANE
I'm not cheap enough to use pledge in it's place,...

I'm not cheap enough to use pledge in it's place, but cheap enough to have tried it after reading reviews.
Forum: COMM 09-08-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,045
Posted By FORANE
Uh, so no audio means no squeal (in addition to...

Uh, so no audio means no squeal (in addition to no audio of any sort)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By FORANE
MT is in Germany of course. Perhaps contact them...

MT is in Germany of course. Perhaps contact them directly with pictures and request guidance?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By FORANE
I've used chapstick. Is fuel lube the...

I've used chapstick. Is fuel lube the manufacturers recommend lubricant?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By FORANE
The problem I've encountered with multiple of...

The problem I've encountered with multiple of these caps is the bottom corner of the latch gets rounded off resulting in gradual incremental failure of the overcenter mechanism. The latch then fails...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,573
Posted By FORANE
I too just contacted them. They told me to...

I too just contacted them. They told me to contact ACS. ACS said they don't sell the parts, just the o-rings or entire cap. I contacted usher again and they agreed to sell me the posts but I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By FORANE
Yes. I'm thinking the latch becomes rounded...

Yes.
I'm thinking the latch becomes rounded resulting in gradual failure of the overcenter mechanism. All of mine have had the same failure mode.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By FORANE
Usher UD-3 fuel cap overcenter loose again

The Usher UD-3 fuel cap overcenter mechanism seems to be a failure mode for these fuel caps. I have replaced 3 of them and now have a 4th that has a weak overcenter. Anyone have any suggestions for...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,862
Posted By FORANE
Having the extra fuel onboard makes a huge...

Having the extra fuel onboard makes a huge difference. I wish I could carry more. When we had our 9A I didn't have extra fuel and was always afraid to run a tank to empty (or even close to it). ...
Forum: Safety 06-15-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,345
Posted By FORANE
Electric props are controllable.

Electric props are controllable.
Forum: ADS-B 06-04-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,759
Posted By FORANE
I had a Stratux that worked for a while then...

I had a Stratux that worked for a while then failed. Troubleshooted it, got it working again for a while...finally bought a Dynon. The Dynon has been more reliable for me. YMMV
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-05-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,617
Posted By FORANE
What if the man has 4 watches? What if one of the...

What if the man has 4 watches?
What if one of the altimeters is strictly backup and intentionally not connected to the static system in order to serve as a backup for frozen static altimeter...
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-05-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,617
Posted By FORANE
multiple altimeters in the plane, do all require certification?

When there are multiple altimeters in the panel, is each and every one required to be certified when doing the biennial static check for IFR operations?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By FORANE
air exhaust check valve for air/oil separator discharge

I have an antisplat aero Crankcase vacuum kit:
https://antisplataero.com/products/crankcase-vacuum-kit-complete

Thinking about replacing the check valve. Can anyone tell me the thread size and tube...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,114
Posted By FORANE
They are 14mm plugs. They do not require an...

They are 14mm plugs. They do not require an adapter on my Titan which came from the factory tapped for 14 mm spark plugs.

Installed a G3I harness with Slick mags:
https://www.g3ignition.com/

The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 609
Posted By FORANE
Dynon DRX

I have a Dynon DRX in the plane that sends ads-b traffic to a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 running Avare. The GPS location drops out from time to time resulting in a black screen on Avare. I suspect the...
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By FORANE
Are you sure it is the Trio and not the Altrak? ...

Are you sure it is the Trio and not the Altrak? Is it this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,124
Posted By FORANE
Pull the prop through by hand and you will feel...

Pull the prop through by hand and you will feel no compression where #2 would normally have resistance. Compression test on #2 likely would read zero or close. Perhaps a stuck valve? Cylinder...
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By FORANE
I use the Trio Pro Pilot in separate axis all the...

I use the Trio Pro Pilot in separate axis all the time. Frequently turning off alt servo to change alt while letting the roll servo keep me level and on course in imc.
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By FORANE
Adhesion wasn't a problem for me except at the...

Adhesion wasn't a problem for me except at the curved prop tip which the tape couldn't be bent without folding into a crease upon itself. The problem I experienced was the tape would erode in one...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,765
Posted By FORANE
The obvious possibility is incomplete purge of...

The obvious possibility is incomplete purge of air bubbles - aka bleeding.
Not sure of compatibility issues between fluids.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-12-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,644
Posted By FORANE
Not that Steve, but I'm a Steve too... Zip ties...

Not that Steve, but I'm a Steve too...
Zip ties on motor mounts is a no no. There have been cases of wear leading to mount failure. Use an adel clamp.
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,801
Posted By FORANE
So what's it cost ballpark to eradicate the...

So what's it cost ballpark to eradicate the rodents?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-01-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By FORANE
Sierra nevada brewing is directly behind KAVL. ...

Sierra nevada brewing is directly behind KAVL. They spent something like 175 million building the facility, it's quite nice though I suspect may not be fully open due to covid restrictions around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,835
Posted By FORANE
yes and yes, at least for mine... Although, there...

yes and yes, at least for mine...
Although, there are multiple facet pump models available.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,273
Posted By FORANE
I just installed a Titan x340 and noticed high...

I just installed a Titan x340 and noticed high oil pressure. Mine has been running 93-97 psi or so. Figured I would run it for a while, possibly try a thinner oil as I have straight 50w in it now.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By FORANE
In the case of washers, how many psi per washer?

In the case of washers, how many psi per washer?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By FORANE
One more data point, I just asked this question...

One more data point, I just asked this question to my local a&p ia yesterday. He said one full turn was about 10 psi.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,963
Posted By FORANE
I've been doing it that way for years. A...

I've been doing it that way for years. A "whistle slot" cut into the hose leading to the valve may help in the event the valve gets blocked. Checking the valve occasionally to ensure it doesn't get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,989
Posted By FORANE
Your state may interpret that transfer as a sale...

Your state may interpret that transfer as a sale with sales tax due, mine does.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,661
Posted By FORANE
As a new Titan x-340 owner I too would like to...

As a new Titan x-340 owner I too would like to know this for future reference.


So o-320 cylinders wouldn't fit?

Can anyone confirm this?
Forum: Southeast 08-15-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,771
Posted By FORANE
We're based at 0a9 Elizabethton just Northwest of...

We're based at 0a9 Elizabethton just Northwest of Foothills Regional. Have stopped in there a few times for weather diversion. It's a nice airport//runway/fbo. Wind can get rough when its blowing...
Forum: Southeast 08-11-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,730
Posted By FORANE
I have a crossover 4 into 2 on my lancair that...

I have a crossover 4 into 2 on my lancair that repeatedly cracked at the flange of #4. After welding it a couple times we ended up with the additional strength added as seen in the pic. 1st pic I...
Forum: Propellers 08-10-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,686
Posted By FORANE
2nd vote for Tiffin. Thats who I go to today for...

2nd vote for Tiffin. Thats who I go to today for MT service, parts.
Forum: Propellers 08-10-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,686
Posted By FORANE
I have a MT overhauled by mt usa deland and...

I have a MT overhauled by mt usa deland and experienced paint peeling off in sheets shortly after. Ended up taking it to an auto body shop for strip and repaint. I would opt for an IRAN, and would...
Forum: COMM 07-05-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,296
Posted By FORANE
I have a whip in the vertical stab. It isn't...

I have a whip in the vertical stab. It isn't great either; believe that is due at least in part to insufficient ground plane. At one point it suffered poor transmit range and turned out to be due...
Forum: COMM 07-05-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,296
Posted By FORANE
I have an Archer nav and com antenna in my...

I have an Archer nav and com antenna in my Lancair. The nav antenna works well. The com antenna is in the fuselage bonded to the inside behind the baggage area. As a result I see shadowing in the...
Forum: Autopilots 06-02-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,129
Posted By FORANE
I too have a GRT HX in the plane. Didn't wire...

I too have a GRT HX in the plane. Didn't wire the Trio through it as I never use its flight plan functions. Apart from the ARINC source and functionality, do the GRT gain settings improve...
Forum: Autopilots 06-02-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,129
Posted By FORANE
Yes, I know my gain settings, but my installs...

Yes, I know my gain settings, but my installs were not in a -10 and likely would not assist in any way.
Guessing you are following this install manual for adjusting the...
Forum: Autopilots 06-02-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,129
Posted By FORANE
I have installed 3 Trio Pro Pilots. The Pro...

I have installed 3 Trio Pro Pilots. The Pro Pilot is a good autopilot with key capabilities lacking in other autopilots, and the guys in California are very helpful. I don't understand why in this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,740
Posted By FORANE
Ah, yes, you are correct.

Ah, yes, you are correct.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,740
Posted By FORANE
He's probably referring to not having to hit the...

He's probably referring to not having to hit the OBS button to switch from GPS to ILS on the CDI.
Forum: Safety 05-19-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,509
Posted By FORANE
That's the quality of the 9 we had. It was a...

That's the quality of the 9 we had. It was a handful in gusty windshear type conditions. I had a similar experience with ours. We were halfway out of control; I was moving the stick what seemed...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By FORANE
After repeated cracks in BN-3 aluminum spinners...

After repeated cracks in BN-3 aluminum spinners and even a chunk of spinner departing the aircraft in flight, I converted to composite. No problems since.
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