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Forum: RV-14 03-07-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By Tom023
I use this as a backup and a B&C for primary. ...

I use this as a backup and a B&C for primary. No issues at 260 hours.

https://bandc.com/product/bc410-h-alternator-20-40-amps-homebuilt/#regulator-controller
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By Tom023
Starter solenoid removal

Iím trying to install a new stater solenoid on a Lycoming LS starter that came on my IO-390. Seems like a simple job but after disconnecting the three wires and removing the two mounting screws the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tom023
Use a separate, empty SD card each for G3X and...

Use a separate, empty SD card each for G3X and GTN. Download the updates to each card. Then one at a time, insert into the MFD and power on…updates from there. Then do PFD, then the GTN using the...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tom023
Four years ago I was at OSH and in your position...

Four years ago I was at OSH and in your position and just checked the boxes for Thunderbolt after meeting Jeff Schans (Thunderbolt Manager), one Emag after speaking with Brad (two were not offered at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Tom023
In order to make a "tic mark" I used -3 to +3 so...

In order to make a "tic mark" I used -3 to +3 so it didn't come out too thick.
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By Tom023
Most of the seat cushions I've seen tend to be...

Most of the seat cushions I've seen tend to be about 4" thick in the rear and 2" in the front...otherwise a wedge shape. I'm 6'4" and had my seat cushion made 2" in the rear with memory foam. This...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By Tom023
Thanks Walt. My B&C alternator didnít come with...

Thanks Walt. My B&C alternator didnít come with the strap so I was going to make one.
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,686
Posted By Tom023
After adjusting the trim speeds as suggested I...

After adjusting the trim speeds as suggested I had much improved performance but not ďrock solidĒ down the GP as Garmin said I should. Well, I want to start flying IFR again so I took it to Walt for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,862
Posted By Tom023
Walt, I solved it and sent you an email. The...

Walt,

I solved it and sent you an email. The update pushes the Navigation Features down to a third page leaving room for two more buttons on page two. This lead me to think it was missing and...
Forum: Midwest 09-27-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for all the replies….I didn’t think about...

Thanks for all the replies….I didn’t think about Gary or other points north. The MERTA train from Schaumburg sealed it pretty much for me. I didn’t know about those trains and I have a ride from...
Forum: Midwest 09-27-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Tom023
Chicago area

Planning a trip to Chicago and will be staying approximately in the Wrigleyville area. Can someone recommend a GA friendly airport? Iím thinking Schaumburg but also saw Executive but looks like it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,216
Posted By Tom023
Finally got an in flight picture.

Finally got an in flight picture.
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,033
Posted By Tom023
The only items I have installed under the forward...

The only items I have installed under the forward skin are the CO detector, the Stein power module with relay, grounding block and the two voltage regulators for the B&C alternators in the "glove...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,134
Posted By Tom023
Or buy one of these. I used it to round out one...

Or buy one of these. I used it to round out one of my pipes that was dented in shipment. Works great....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,862
Posted By Tom023
Justin, Just to confirm the Smart Glide requires...

Justin,

Just to confirm the Smart Glide requires the Xi GTN series? On Older GTN 750/650 the feature is not active with the software installation.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-03-2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By Tom023
If you don’t already know (I learned the hard way...

If you don’t already know (I learned the hard way on my boat trailer), be careful how you use the dielectric grease as it is not conductive (i.e., don’t apply to pins or sockets, just connector body...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,622
Posted By Tom023
Is the p-mag gasket the same as the Slick magneto...

Is the p-mag gasket the same as the Slick magneto one?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,294
Posted By Tom023
Salís Aircraft Cylinders in Prosper, TX gets...

Salís Aircraft Cylinders in Prosper, TX gets good VAF reviews.
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,047
Posted By Tom023
I used two paper clips and a 9 volt battery to...

I used two paper clips and a 9 volt battery to center mine.

BTW, now is the time to remove that micro molex connector and use something else. After several intermittent problems I cut it out and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By Tom023
For some reason I wound up with two of them. I...

For some reason I wound up with two of them. I think one from Vans in the FWF kit and the other from Stein in the Lycoming sensor kit. Anyway I had a failure at 70 hours. EI was very helpful and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,397
Posted By Tom023
Yes, I received an automated reply right after...

Yes, I received an automated reply right after submitting. My LODA was emailed from Houston FSDO on 7th day.
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By Tom023
Seem to be normal to better than. From the...

Seem to be normal to better than. From the IO-390 Reference Manual

ď G. Oil Temperature: The maximum permissible oil temperature is 235įF (118įC). For maximum engine life, the desired oil...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,554
Posted By Tom023
The ones from Summit will not take an AN3 bolt...

The ones from Summit will not take an AN3 bolt without being drilled out. There is not much material left after doing so because of the hollow back side. They work but you need to be careful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,425
Posted By Tom023
Lemos, How about a pic of your new plane.

Lemos,

How about a pic of your new plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,425
Posted By Tom023
I will sell you my newly painted -14A, full G3X...

I will sell you my newly painted -14A, full G3X equipped, several upgrades, with 177 hours on the Thunderbolt for $250k and you keep the $50k savings in place of the loan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By Tom023
Iím one who started using the substructure and...

Iím one who started using the substructure and fuel tank dies but stopped using the substructure dies early in my build mainly because I couldnít remember to grab them when dimpling. The parts did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By Tom023
KDWH

Congratulations on your upcoming build. I built my -14A at KDWH (Hooks) and have my “shop” still set up. You are welcome anytime to stop by and get an explanation on the variety of tools I used and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-28-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,291
Posted By Tom023
I used Tite-Seal on all my non-high heat...

I used Tite-Seal on all my non-high heat applications and have had no issues in two years. For brake lines and engine fittingsI used Permatex High Heat thread sealant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By Tom023
I have a non-impulse mag on left and pmag on...

I have a non-impulse mag on left and pmag on right. Obviously I start on the pmag and don’t have the option to hand prop by choice. I know I would never hand prop my plane. So, I installed a pigtail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,383
Posted By Tom023
Repairs weekend

Weather kept me on the ground this week so completed Saturday the following:
- replaced faulty EGTprobe
- replaced Sky Tec starter under warranty
- installed Aircraft Specialty twin wing root fuel...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,652
Posted By Tom023
Yes. Replaced with D-sub pins with heat shrink...

Yes. Replaced with D-sub pins with heat shrink over them...not something I anticipate having to remove often or I would have used some sort of connector.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-14-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 646,865
Posted By Tom023
Bug free for a change.

Bug free for a change.
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,686
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for posting this as Iíve struggled with an...

Thanks for posting this as Iíve struggled with an overly aggressive A/P in pitch while flying an approach as well. I was trying to troubleshoot with the Garmin experts but kinda stopped after not...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,287
Posted By Tom023
I’m installing the Airflow Performance pump this...

I’m installing the Airflow Performance pump this week. I’ve installed the wing root filters from Aircraft Specialty and they have a mount kit for the AFP pump so it’s a drop in solution. They also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By Tom023
Claude, I switched probes with #1 and the...

Claude,

I switched probes with #1 and the problem followed the probe, so easy fix. Alcor has a 5-year warranty on grounded probes so hopefully itís a no cost replacement.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By Tom023
Fluctuating EGT on one cylinder

Lycoming IO-390 with AFP fuel injection.

Yesterday I noticed the #3 EGT started to fluctuate quickly while the others remained stable. The fluctuation range is RPM dependent: at around 1000 rpm it...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,726
Posted By Tom023
Ya know, I saw that when I posted the pics. To...

Ya know, I saw that when I posted the pics. To be honest I have no idea why it’s in the middle hole other than I missed it in the plans; and when in neutral the center hole seemed straight. I’m...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,726
Posted By Tom023
I was able to install in roll but could only use...

I was able to install in roll but could only use two of four mounting screws. The internal stops are hit well before an over center position but I installed anyway. The mounting bracket for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,285
Posted By Tom023
PM sent. Off topic.

PM sent. Off topic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,317
Posted By Tom023
Brought it home from paint.

Brought it home from paint.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,370
Posted By Tom023
Thanks for the info, the description does fit the...

Thanks for the info, the description does fit the Vans ones. Yes Vans is out of both. ACS version on the way...thanks for the fast response.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,370
Posted By Tom023
RV-14A Wing Walk anti-slip

My -14A is nearing paint completion and Vans is out of the basic and -14 wing walks until April 23rd. If anyone has a set they donít need before that date and are willing to let go and resupplied on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,694
Posted By Tom023
Yes, languages continually evolve. In the case of...

Yes, languages continually evolve. In the case of nut plates that ship has sailed.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By Tom023
Not off base...I have the same switch and never...

Not off base...I have the same switch and never could remember to turn it on so I had to type out update instructions just to remember this one step.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,367
Posted By Tom023
Took it to the paint shop!

Took it to the paint shop!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,329
Posted By Tom023
I just sanded off the grey gel coat in the areas...

I just sanded off the grey gel coat in the areas of the holes and the spinner becomes translucent making it quite easy to drill. Makes no difference once painted.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,149
Posted By Tom023
Same here except I use Garmin Pilot. I use the...

Same here except I use Garmin Pilot. I use the GTN 100% for VFR and IFR navigation. That way when the workload is high Iím proficient as I can be. The only thing I wish the G3X would show is the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Tom023
If it’s a B&C pad mounted alternator they...

If it’s a B&C pad mounted alternator they recommend hylomar or a gasket sealer specified in the instructions.
Forum: Texas (North) 01-30-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Tom023
Thanks! I will give that one a try on Monday.

Thanks! I will give that one a try on Monday.
Forum: Texas (North) 01-30-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Tom023
Compass Rose East of Dallas

Iím looking for an airport just east of Dallas with a compass rose. I used to have one marked but have lost it. Thanks
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By Tom023
Mine came with Denso IKH27ís.

Mine came with Denso IKH27ís.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,847
Posted By Tom023
Chris, How many hours per quart are you getting...

Chris,

How many hours per quart are you getting keeping it at 6? Iím on my first normal oil fill and just a tad over 6 quarts so I wonít add any.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,847
Posted By Tom023
Same story here, 4-5 hours per quart on Aeroshell...

Same story here, 4-5 hours per quart on Aeroshell 100 mineral oil until about 80 hours running low and very hard. I was concerned at 50 hours and told to continue running mineral to 100. At about 80...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,308
Posted By Tom023
Congratulations. Iím a few hangars over in...

Congratulations. Iím a few hangars over in G10...160 hours on mine but still unpainted. Supposed to go to the shop next month. Stop over.

Tom
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,472
Posted By Tom023
Looks similar to mine, maybe a bit more excessive...

Looks similar to mine, maybe a bit more excessive . I haven’t thought of a cause or cure so will be watching with interest. There is a similar thread from a few months ago and one plausible...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tom023
You need to find one with the rudder pedals full...

You need to find one with the rudder pedals full forward and sit in it without a bottom seat cushion, seat back resting directly on the rear cross support and headset on in order to to gauge...
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,689
Posted By Tom023
Check to see if the powder coat is causing the...

Check to see if the powder coat is causing the binding and remove it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,204
Posted By Tom023
I chased down a few leaks on my new engine and in...

I chased down a few leaks on my new engine and in doing so discovered Aeroshell mineral oil has dye in it that glows under a black light. If you are using This oil, it may be useful to get a cheap...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,509
Posted By Tom023
Actually you will want to attach the wings...

Actually you will want to attach the wings without the flaps, ailerons and tips installed. Reduces weight, provides handholds and lessens the chance for damage.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-01-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By Tom023
For VFR flight plans my G3X and GTN cross fill...

For VFR flight plans my G3X and GTN cross fill both directions. For IFR procedures (approaches, arrivals, departures, etc.) they must be input, changed or deleted from the GTN only. These procedures...
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,051
Posted By Tom023
Yes I did but used Vaseline on the threads. Used...

Yes I did but used Vaseline on the threads. Used enough Proseal to form a little pocket on the screw and covered the nutplates. No leaks.
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,066
Posted By Tom023
I called Vans specifically on this bolt during my...

I called Vans specifically on this bolt during my build and was told to fully torque it and all castle nuts to specification, in most cases. There is a old thread about torque ranges and the...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,653
Posted By Tom023
I used a flush Cherry Max in the forward most...

I used a flush Cherry Max in the forward most hole. I believe I used the same size as used on the forward end of the lower brace...CR3212-4-5. This is the part where AN426 4-7s and Cr3212-4-5s are...
Forum: Southeast 10-21-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By Tom023
Thanks Jim!

Thanks Jim!
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