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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By cajunwings
Ring Flush

Iíll be doing this at the next oil change on my Pacer with Lyc O-320-A motor. It has 850 smoh and uses 1 qt/4-5 hrs. Chrome cylinders, good compression, runs great. Thanks guys for posting your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,657
Posted By cajunwings
Antenna

My IFR 9 will use the Archer wingtip nav antenna. If the OP or anyone wants to go with the traditional cat whiskers I have a new RAMI AV-532 for sale. Installed but never flown. 1/2 of new price...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By cajunwings
Flake

Is it metal or carbon? Put it on something hard like a back rivet plate or bucking bar, tap with a small hammer and see if it crumbles. If it does I would presume itís carbon and I would fly 10-20...
Forum: Interiors 03-28-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 22,150
Posted By cajunwings
Holes in titanium

I used Fibrefrax covered with .005Ē Ti foil. I must have used a softer grade than you did. After some experimentation I found that a sharp 3/32 bit would easily drill a clean hole and it could be...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By cajunwings
Measurement

I get 2 & 1/8” from the aft side of the rear spinner bulkhead to the forward face of the flywheel on a Hartzell HCC2YK hub. Since dimensions can vary a bit I would suggest you make the spinner gap...
Forum: Safety 03-23-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,296
Posted By cajunwings
Not hard to get to the plug and safety wire on...

Not hard to get to the plug and safety wire on the RVs. Some planes (lycoming Mooneyís) are very difficult.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Safety 03-21-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,296
Posted By cajunwings
Suction Screen

This was a turbocharged engine and I would speculate that those engines make more carbon than normally aspirated. Have never found many particles or chunks in the suction screen on engines that the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 963,622
Posted By cajunwings
Panel in Progress

Dual G3x, G5, GTN 650, GMA245, GTX45R, GTR200. Harness built by SteinAir.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,352
Posted By cajunwings
Congratulations on your Huge accomplishment Doug....

Congratulations on your Huge accomplishment Doug. I spent 20 years flying the Gís itís a incredible machine.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-15-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By cajunwings
Electrical

I would check every connection between the battery and the main Buss including grounds. Have seen weird behavior caused by loose or intermittent connections more than once. Agree that a negative...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,174
Posted By cajunwings
Oil cooler

Red RTV seals the inlet duct to the cooler. Saran Wrap is a must. After it cured I trimmed off the excess with a razor knife. Another consideration was the hot air coming from the heater valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By cajunwings
Pax transport

FBOs will usually do shuttle service to & from the terminal and sometimes local hotels. You could call ahead and ask. Driver is usually one of the line guys. I tip at least $5 for each trip....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,174
Posted By cajunwings
FW mounted oil cooler

RV9 with the small cooler, but there appears to be room for the bigger one. Cooler mounts on 3/4Ē angles riveted to the firewall and the structural angles on the aft side. Cooler is angled so exit...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,047
Posted By cajunwings
Oil Screen

The old guys used to say that if your engine began to make big chunks of metal the screen would protect the oil pump from being destroyed immediately and it might run long enough to get to a airport....
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By cajunwings
Paint shop is still running. 3 hangars now. ...

Paint shop is still running. 3 hangars now.

Don B
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By cajunwings
Paint

You might consider getting all your paint at the same time. Have your supplier mix the whole batch then divide into quart cans and you can use them as needed. When the time comes mix in the other...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-21-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,489
Posted By cajunwings
Lines or hoses should be able to flow oil in...

Lines or hoses should be able to flow oil in either direction. The reference may be to the oil flow entering the cooler. If 1 cooler fitting is lower than the other that is usually the IN port. ...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,661
Posted By cajunwings
CO detector

Walt: Do you have a preferred unit that you install? I will install one and hope that a different “certified” model isn’t required later by the gov.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-17-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By cajunwings
RV9/9A control stick travel

Hey 9/9A flyers. Working on trimming my control sticks to accommodate Tosten grips. My wings are not on so no stops to limit travel. I need to know how far does the stick travel left and right...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-24-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,093
Posted By cajunwings
Oil leaks

The suggestions so far have been reasonable. If you want to get tough with it and have a really good chance of success consider taking the engine off the mount. This route may be the least painful...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,442
Posted By cajunwings
Avionics upgrade

Have you talked to SteinAir? They are building my harness now.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,120
Posted By cajunwings
Fuel Hose Size

For comparison, Piper Saratoga with 300 Hp IO-540 has -4 size lines from Servo to Fuel Flow Sensor to Flow Divider.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,003
Posted By cajunwings
Firewall Insulation

Did mind similar to what been described in this thread. Frax & Titanium foil trimmed around engine mount so mount sits directly on the firewall. Lighter components were used to clamp the Frax &...
Forum: Propellers 12-11-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By cajunwings
Spinner alignment

A VAF search should yield lots of info as this is a common occurrence. Several ways to deal with this. A new bulkhead is one way. If the holes are close you could slot the bulkhead holes a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,392
Posted By cajunwings
Plans holder

My shop has a standard insulated garage door. I fabbed up a holder frame out of 1x1’s and some 1/4” plywood. It just hangs on 2 hinge pins that go through the door hinges. I can easily take it off...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By cajunwings
Nut plate jig

Intalled a lot of nut plates in the past without the jig. Finally got one and realize I should have got on board in the beginning. Recover some of the cost by selling when your build is done. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-17-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By cajunwings
ElectroAir

On my RV9 slider the coil pack is right of center. Installed nutplates in the flange of the right rib for the outboard bolts and a doubler plate with nutplates riveted to the firewall for the inner...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By cajunwings
Lifter socket

It's probably fine considering the range that the hydraulic lifter can accommodate, however to be sure and safe (which is what we do in this world) the dry tappet clearence needs to be checked. Not...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-16-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,323
Posted By cajunwings
Sorry for you and your families loss Doug. Don...

Sorry for you and your families loss Doug.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By cajunwings
Panel Dock

I have a new Air Gizmos panel dock that I donít need. Fits the 496.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-27-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By cajunwings
SureFly Tach Signal

Recently did my first SureFly install on a RV7 with IO-360. The SureFly replaced the left side Slick impulse mag. This plane has Dynon glass. After much experimentation with various resistor combos...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,225
Posted By cajunwings
PFD location

Also consider how you might configure your screens and if that will push the info you want away from center. I wanted to have the artificial horizon part of the PFD directly centered in front of...
Forum: Safety 10-19-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,023
Posted By cajunwings
Slick 500 SB

Maybe to build in some added safety a prudent owner might have a look inside the mag/mags every 300 hrs??? The quality of the parts doesn’t seem to be what it used to be.

Don Broussard
RV9...
Forum: Southeast 10-15-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,270
Posted By cajunwings
La overnight

If you not planning on sightseeing and just need a place to sleep consider Jennings La (3R7) about 60 miles S of Pineville. There is a taxiway and ramp for the hotels on the East side of field and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-03-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 119,545
Posted By cajunwings
Panel

John. Sent you a PM. Thanks. Don B
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By cajunwings
Panel blanks

Emailed the CAD file from Vans to a local water jet cutting shop. They have cut out some test blanks from thin plywood. Not expensive and allows me to make changes while working on the final layout....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By cajunwings
Flywheel thickness

Mine is the same at .250. My dummy engine and actual engine were slightly different in length when comparing the cowl to spinner gap. I would fit the cowl with a little more spinner gap than you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-21-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By cajunwings
Control Surface Balance

Yes, before flying check and rebalance whenever anything is done that might change the weight. Paint certainly can do it since there is a lot more area aft of the hinge line.

Don Broussard A&P,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,375
Posted By cajunwings
Sealing Insp Panels

You could always follow the Vans instructions.

A thin bead of non hardening Permatex would work.

A permanent no leak way: Fab and install a .025Ē spacer ring that goes between the deck skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,064
Posted By cajunwings
Templates?

Who sells templates??

Don B
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By cajunwings
Inject Flox-epoxy

Wheel fairing glass is thin and the fit to the brackets doesnít match exactly. I added 2 layers of 9oz glass reinforcement (about 6Ē diameter) on the inside of the pants at the attach points. I put...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,289
Posted By cajunwings
Nutplate install.

In rare circumstances Iíll use a dimpled nutplate on structure or skin with dimpled holes, but otherwise itís all NAS1097ís. 7 turns with a hand cranked countersink with about 1 lb of pressure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By cajunwings
Log Entry

Prop book if you have one. If not you could start one and the prop then lives it’s own life separate from the engine & airframe. If you would rather not do that then Airframe book. Wouldn’t hurt...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,594
Posted By cajunwings
Oil pressure

I always start with a mechanical gauge plumbed into the existing oil pressure line between the engine and the sending unit. Those results will dictate your next move. Agree with the others that oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By cajunwings
Washers

SkyBolt structural washers?

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,533
Posted By cajunwings
Tank Crud

Might be worth the trouble to remove the quick drains and drain a couple gallons from each tank into a clean bucket. The little squirt you get when sumping is good, but the much higher flow with the...
Forum: RV-4 05-24-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 395,733
Posted By cajunwings
Cowl

Life is Asymetric. Good job!

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By cajunwings
Prop surging

What engine? Rear mounted governor?

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By cajunwings
Taper Pin

I would install the new one with some anti-seize. Don B
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,084
Posted By cajunwings
Solo cowl install

I have used this with the prop and all baffling installed and it works. The seat is a Harbor Freight item and has the gas shock/height adjustment. Will put together a more permanent rig when I get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,395
Posted By cajunwings
Leaking brakes

A brake failure on a steer-by-brake plane can range from a problem to a catastrophe depending on when/where it happens. A number of planes have taxied into others or went off somewhere unintended...
Forum: California 04-12-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By cajunwings
Painting

Just a note of Caution about overspray. A couple weeks ago a close friend got his brand new Legend MOAC SuperCub oversprayed by the next door T-hangar neighbor who was doing some touch up work. ...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,588
Posted By cajunwings
Taper pin

On the 6A there was enough room. On the 9A I used the end of a wooden broom handle to form a small rounded dent/depression in the stainless firewall at the nut location. The material is pretty soft...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,588
Posted By cajunwings
Both times I left the mount in place on the...

Both times I left the mount in place on the firewall and reamed from the top down. It took a lot of inward pressure on the reamer to get it to cut. If you wanted to ream from the bottom up I think...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-05-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,588
Posted By cajunwings
Nose gear taper pin

Done this on a 6A & 9A. Donít see how it could be done without removing the engine. Might be possible to do this job on a long day with some good help and no snags. Both times I left the prop &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,550
Posted By cajunwings
No Brake

A inop brake is best discovered before landing. If your plane is of the steer-by-brake variety itís especially important. Iíve practiced and taught for years to check the brakes as part of the...
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,699
Posted By cajunwings
Baffle Paint

Painted mine with same PPG hardened enamel that Iím using on the panel & interior



Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: RV-4 03-06-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By cajunwings
380ís

Any of you have to shim the brake disc away from the new 380 tire?

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Fiberglass 03-03-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,405
Posted By cajunwings
Oil cooler duct

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Fiberglass 02-27-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,948
Posted By cajunwings
Epoxy scale

The $9 digital gram scale from Harbor Freight has worked well for me. It stays in a quart size thin Ziploc. I use plastic squirt bottles to hold resin & hardener and unwaxed paper cups in 2 sizes....
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 343,424
Posted By cajunwings
Big Congrats

Congratulations Jeremy. Be as methodical flying as you have been during your build.

Don Broussard
RV9 Rebuild in Progress
57 Pacer
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-16-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,408
Posted By cajunwings
Injection lines

Was the IA at a busy shop for years and occasionally found cracks in the solder joint where the SS line goes into the end fitting. Usually it would be a hairline crack and the line would get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,989
Posted By cajunwings
Congratulations Doug

Big Congrats on your successful Type Rating in the Phenom. Itís a huge undertaking and accomplishment. My first one took all of the brain cells and energy I could muster. Onward & upward.

Don...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,818
Posted By cajunwings
Panel boxes mock up

I really feel like Garmin or someone could market and sell plastic dummy boxes for mock up and panel planning. In the meantime pink foam board from Loweís glued together to make blocks then cut to...
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