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Forum: Safety 02-03-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,402
Posted By walkman
The problem with this approach is the build up of...

The problem with this approach is the build up of CO2.

The lack of oxygen is not what gives us that choking, or gasping sensation, its the build up of CO2.

A paper bag over the head will cause CO2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-02-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
Its not a warranty issue. A warranty claim would...

Its not a warranty issue. A warranty claim would be if the part originally delivered met spec but later there was an issue.

this is about a part that never met the specification.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
I at least am going to take action

I at least am going to take action
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
Which of course is neither here nor there...

Which of course is neither here nor there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
Late reply but, again you are conflating...

Late reply but, again you are conflating specification with certification. The cranks had exactly the same specification regardless of whether or not they were installed in a certified...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By walkman
Interesting. I wonder what the legal loopholes...

Interesting. I wonder what the legal loopholes and restrictions are on EAB in Thailand.

I'm probably looking at moving to APAC region in the next few years. Work probably wants me in Singapore,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,385
Posted By walkman
be...

be careful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OrGhs2TQDM
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
I disagree with your definition of "meeting...

I disagree with your definition of "meeting spec". You are conflating certification with specification. Very different. The specification relates to dimensions, surface hardness, ductility and so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,674
Posted By walkman
Proper knots reduce the strength of the line up...

Proper knots reduce the strength of the line up to 70%, grannies even more.

Splice the line to retain 90% percent of the strength.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
Jimmy put mine together. Didn't have any...

Jimmy put mine together. Didn't have any ameliorating affect to the AD.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
Rgarding your point 1, I don't think so. The FAA...

Rgarding your point 1, I don't think so. The FAA is the final arbiter on whether a part met spec or not, and they have definitively spoken. That is simply not in question. Its not even a warranty...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
So that's the extent that Superior is willing to...

So that's the extent that Superior is willing to "support" us? Utterly worthless IMHO.

This is not a case of "warranty" issues where something was in spec but failed or wore out early, this is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,356
Posted By walkman
Perhaps the pastor has been touched by His noodly...

Perhaps the pastor has been touched by His noodly appendage :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,163
Posted By walkman
Another option, and one I'd be inclined to take,...

Another option, and one I'd be inclined to take, is just to keep flying anyway.

If you truly think its not an issue, you have to make your own risk tolerance decision with respect to carrying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,495
Posted By walkman
I used the dry transfer method on the last but...

I used the dry transfer method on the last but one panel I did.

Surface prepped the aluminium panel with a light sanding, wiped with acetone, used a couple coats of primer surfacer with a light...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,140
Posted By walkman
In order to get reliable oil pressure I grounded...

In order to get reliable oil pressure I grounded the case of my sender. I found it was not enough to simply clamp a bare wire to the case, it needed to be soldered.

I used a grinder wheel on a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,800
Posted By walkman
My question is why? 30+ years ago back when I...

My question is why?

30+ years ago back when I bought my first few airplanes (AA5, AA5-A) I ran around with two 20+ gal RV HDPE water tanks in my car and used them to xfer car gas. I was broke, had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By walkman
True, but the sale price of an item is based more...

True, but the sale price of an item is based more on the value to the seller than the buyer, or for smart sellers the perceived value to the buyer.

Cost, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,432
Posted By walkman
Interesting choice. My thought was running full...

Interesting choice. My thought was running full EFI, both auto-style injectors on a rail and ignition. With dual sensors for everything I could have one run the top plugs and one run the bottom...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,432
Posted By walkman
Sometimes I want to go fast as I can, e.g. fun,...

Sometimes I want to go fast as I can, e.g. fun, outrun some weather etc, or am doing formation and/or acro at lower than max power but lots of power changes and don't want any hesitation or issues. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,177
Posted By walkman
My approach is a bit simpler. If I wake up and I...

My approach is a bit simpler.

If I wake up and I don't recognize anything I just don't touch the controls, it'll all be over soon.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,059
Posted By walkman
Seriously? lol Well, I think I can find a...

Seriously? lol

Well, I think I can find a screwdriver :D

Thinking about that, I wonder it its something to do with air bubbles in the line.

Many years ago, well out to sea heading for some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,432
Posted By walkman
SWEEEET! After doing an extensive Porsche 930...

SWEEEET!

After doing an extensive Porsche 930 mod over the last 3 years (its now SCARY fast definitely a Widow Maker) and having learned a TON, I've been thinking about doing a dual-Microsquirt...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,432
Posted By walkman
Problem there is if you don't start on first...

Problem there is if you don't start on first crank the sensor could now be hot and get a thermal shock when you do start the engine.

Oil pressure comes up momentarily after starting but shouldn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,059
Posted By walkman
Its crept up about 10 or so PSI since it was new....

Its crept up about 10 or so PSI since it was new. Maybe 12 psi. I remember after I got done with my break in seeing 78, now its regularly hitting 90 and I've adjusted it out further.

I did solder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,059
Posted By walkman
As I mentioned, the oil pressure adjustment is...

As I mentioned, the oil pressure adjustment is cranked out pretty much to the end of its travel. I have all the maintenance books and know how to adjust it.

Its still high.

The sensor might be an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,432
Posted By walkman
Hey David The way I have mine wired in the...

Hey David

The way I have mine wired in the Porsche 930 you saw this weekend with the Microsquirt is to have the ECU fuel pump trigger provide ground for the coil of a relay, which powers on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,059
Posted By walkman
Superior XP-360 with HIGH oil pressure

I'm looking for ideas as to why the oil pressure on my engine is HIGH.

XP-360, about 500 hours. Runs perfectly, low oil consumption, all compression 78 or better (cold!). It does sling some oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
Does anyone have any updates on this? I've been...

Does anyone have any updates on this?

I've been flying my airplane as normal during this, which means lots of formation, some acro, and a few multi-hour cross countries here and there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By walkman
I gave up on automotive alternators. I ended up...

I gave up on automotive alternators. I ended up replacing one a year. I put in a plane power unit.

I've got two brand new fresh automotive ones on the shelf if anyone wants.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By walkman
On my RV-6 with the dual mag I fabricated a...

On my RV-6 with the dual mag I fabricated a mounting bracket that spanned two of the crossmembers on the engine mount.

On my RV-8 I mount the coil on a plate where the mag would normally mount.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,868
Posted By walkman
I turn on ALT/MASTER, EBUSS, E-IGN, MAG, Fuel...

I turn on ALT/MASTER, EBUSS, E-IGN, MAG, Fuel Pump (as necessary). The switches are in that order furthest to nearest.

My MAG is OFF-ON-MOM so to start I simply push the MAG switch to the right...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,868
Posted By walkman
Hasn't been a problem in almost 8 years. Perhaps...

Hasn't been a problem in almost 8 years.

Perhaps I'm more careful.

Its part of my shutdown procedure, and I always eyeball the switches after exiting the aircraft.

Its easy to tell anyway, as my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,827
Posted By walkman
the Protek EFII is an SDS system. I've used it...

the Protek EFII is an SDS system. I've used it on two RV's over the last 7 or so years. Pleased with it.

Since then I've modified an old 911 turbo and am using a microsquirt and have learned a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,868
Posted By walkman
I simply check the battery buss works correctly...

I simply check the battery buss works correctly by engaging the ebuss before engaging the master/alt prior to start, then leave the ebuss enabled all the time. I don't see any need to turn the ebuss...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-11-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 97,294
Posted By walkman
I use a qidi tech 1, essentially a dual extruder...

I use a qidi tech 1, essentially a dual extruder makerbot II clone. I've upgraded to a borosilicate glass bed and all metal extruders (around $100 total) its really nice. I produce some replacement...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
So has this actually turned into an AD now? Or...

So has this actually turned into an AD now? Or is it still in the NPRM stage?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
Posted By walkman
Years ago after many problems of this type I...

Years ago after many problems of this type I replaced all those crappy spade terminals with Weatherpack (https://www.amazon.com/Delphi-Packard-Weatherpack-Terminal-16-14/dp/B004DVM7RG) connectors....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,036
Posted By walkman
That stuff is horrible. Use a heavy copper based...

That stuff is horrible. Use a heavy copper based anti-seize instead!

Switched over 20 years ago, never a problem, never a difficult plug.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By walkman
Robert (protek post above) makes a really nice...

Robert (protek post above) makes a really nice plug with a captive O ring for this that bolts in place of the mag and can be used to mount your ignition coil. I had one on my -6, really nice.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,853
Posted By walkman
I have had them flushed and ultrasonically...

I have had them flushed and ultrasonically cleaned. Proper flushing alternates direction and as described is at least 24h
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
There's no AD at the moment, and you're flying an...

There's no AD at the moment, and you're flying an experimental anyway. There's nothing keeping you on the ground except your own suspicions.

If I wasn't down for maintenance I'd do at least local...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
This is part of the problem. From memory at...

This is part of the problem. From memory at least one of the reports indicated a possible prior prop strike.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
I agree with all your statements except I...

I agree with all your statements except I consider that they broke in different place to indicate that there were likely different reasons, or at least in my mind reduces the likelihood of a weak...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 99,538
Posted By walkman
I just got off the phone will Bill Ross myself. ...

I just got off the phone will Bill Ross myself. He indicated to me that the three metallurgical results he has

1) do not indicate that "white layer" or any other material problem caused the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By walkman
I have a switch to flip between either device. ...

I have a switch to flip between either device. When I designed the panel the intent was to have full IFR capability to complete the flight even if I lost the HXr. A/P is a go/no go thing for IFR...
Forum: ADS-B 02-09-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By walkman
right, I'll skip that then no I read somewhere...

right, I'll skip that then

no I read somewhere about a mechanism to compensate error in gps altitude with barometric altitude, but clearly its a non-issue, so skip that too



so the HXr doesn't...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By walkman
Precisely I have the Skyradar D2 which for...

Precisely



I have the Skyradar D2 which for years has been giving me Wx and ADSB traffic, but as I understand it there is also TIS-B traffic and some altitude compensation :confused:



ok that all...
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,257
Posted By walkman
Wiring Recommends: GTN650+GRT HXr+ARINC+Trig TT-31

I need some recommends on wiring and configuration wrt ADSB.

I have GRT HXr, GRT ARINC adapter, GTN 650, and a now a Trig TT-31 (replacing KT-76C), and ACK-350 grey code blind encoder.

When I built...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,348
Posted By walkman
I concur. I've owned and maintained my own...

I concur. I've owned and maintained my own airplanes for 31 years now and never done more than one good stop from a moderately high taxi speed and done. Taxiing up and down the runway at close to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,011
Posted By walkman
Don't get an A

As Ripper recently said

..."I told my wife I was a nosewheel pilot....she said we'd both see other men"...

lol

Seriously, 5-8 hrs of transition is fine and believe me, there's no limitation on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,954
Posted By walkman
The spade connectors they all seem to come with...

The spade connectors they all seem to come with suck. I replaced all mine with WeatherPack/Delphi automotive connectors. Works great.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By walkman
Christen docs are ok. I found good info on an...

Christen docs are ok. I found good info on an acro forum just by googling exactly your query terms
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 637
Posted By walkman
O ring for inverted system sump plug

Anyone know offhand what the MS number or other reference is for the O ring for the sump plug for an inverted system?

Cheers
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 25,620
Posted By walkman
I've gone through three of those alternators in 2...

I've gone through three of those alternators in 2 years. I have two fresh spares on the shelf. The symptoms of two failures were exactly how your describe.

I put in a Plane Power internally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,973
Posted By walkman
Gee, sounds like real estate agents

Gee, sounds like real estate agents
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,456
Posted By walkman
Not too bad. Lots of baking soda and water, had...

Not too bad. Lots of baking soda and water, had to use a screwdriver to break up some in the tray, most of the rest just scrubbed in baking soda/water over and over until no bubbling, them lots of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,487
Posted By walkman
Its amazing what you find sometimes. The first...

Its amazing what you find sometimes. The first time I rolled my -8 I was hit in the head with a large nut (there's a thread on here just like yours) which unnerved me.

A few months ago removed the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,456
Posted By walkman
Failed battery

Just a quick note to anyone with a PC680.

I installed one in my -8 a couple of months ago. A couple weeks ago I removed the cowl and saw LOADS of corrosion spilling out of the battery box.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,398
Posted By walkman
I had slightly different symptoms, but its easy...

I had slightly different symptoms, but its easy to do, so check you just don't have something hung up on the ball or seat of the oil pressure valve.

Pull it out, clean it, put it back in. You'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,672
Posted By walkman
Swap Porsches

Keep the -8

Get a cheaper and better track car.
:eek:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12196944/2015-04-30%2012.19.56.jpg
Forum: Formation Flying 06-10-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,953
Posted By walkman
Thank you

Falcon

Many heartfelt thanks from me as well. Formation flying was the reason I purchased an RV in the first place, and without your efforts I wouldn't have met the fine gentlemen (ahem :cool:)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By walkman
other possible reasons

Two other possible reasons I have experienced lately

1) Air bubble in the oil pressure line from engine to sensor. Esp if that line or the sensor have been removed lately or if its a new engine. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,369
Posted By walkman
My rates on my -6 were no where near this, with...

My rates on my -6 were no where near this, with 60k hull value I think it was $1,100 2.5 years ago

I had 1,800pic 15 in the prior 8 years and about 25 tw including about 8 in type
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