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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,023
Posted By Tommy123
Man, the thought of reclocking constant speed...

Man, the thought of reclocking constant speed prop several times to get it in the best position makes my fingers hurt.
I bought dual SDS ignition with flywheel triggers, can’t comment on how well it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By Tommy123
I had same problem years ago, plugs were removed...

I had same problem years ago, plugs were removed during case overhaul, were not installed. I got the accessory case off the plane in a Mooney e model. Can be done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Tommy123
Reference

Considering how basic a question this is I would advise you to study Standard Practices references. If the plans show a rivet that is different from standard practices, follow the plans, it was done...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-01-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 45,859
Posted By Tommy123
What is obvious from these comments is that the...

What is obvious from these comments is that the internet experts haven’t bothered to look at the Surefly timing schedule. It is dependent on RPM AND MP. It would take extreme conditions for it to get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,450
Posted By Tommy123
When reaming a close tolerance hole a drill...

When reaming a close tolerance hole a drill bushing should be used for all stages. Step reaming is also a good idea especially with hardened steel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,093
Posted By Tommy123
The morale of this story is airline pilots are...

The morale of this story is airline pilots are not very good at stick and rudder. No offense but it?s true. Managing a B-777 is not the same as hand flying a airplane.
I have a neighbor that drives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,180
Posted By Tommy123
My name is not chief, I find that offensive and...

My name is not chief, I find that offensive and racist. I suggested doing nothing just stated a fact.
Operating a aircraft in a reckless manner as this 150 owner is apparently doing is also a...
Forum: COMM 02-22-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,991
Posted By Tommy123
If there was more attention paid to the quality...

If there was more attention paid to the quality of antenna, coax and connector and their installation 10 w is plenty. It gets old hearing some blockhead with a stuck mic or their passenger that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 250,648
Posted By Tommy123
Primarily cargo door mods, challengers, 737.

Primarily cargo door mods, challengers, 737.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-16-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By Tommy123
A battery is not structure.

A battery is not structure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 250,648
Posted By Tommy123
Ever work for AEI?

Ever work for AEI?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 250,648
Posted By Tommy123
Impressive simulator, they?ve come a long way.

Impressive simulator, they?ve come a long way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 250,648
Posted By Tommy123
Sitting on my arse and getting suckered into...

Sitting on my arse and getting suckered into showing guys that hold A&P and IAs how to service a strut on a piper like I did today. Retired and apparently free maintenance to my airport ?friends?.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By Tommy123
You building a shelf at home or a airplane? Use...

You building a shelf at home or a airplane? Use aircraft grade aluminum.
Forum: ADS-B 02-13-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 43,175
Posted By Tommy123
Anyway, you do something stupid enough to get...

Anyway, you do something stupid enough to get their attention going anonymous isn?t going to prevent them from finding you.
Forum: ADS-B 02-13-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 43,175
Posted By Tommy123
Paranoid

This makes as much sense as people that cover a car license plate they?re selling, meanwhile thousands of people and license plate readers see them all day.
Who cares where you go unless you?re...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,864
Posted By Tommy123
Not all rockets go into space and they all do...

Not all rockets go into space and they all do pass through the lower altitudes to get higher. Might be a good idea to listen to atis or check notams for a launch schedule, could get a unpleasant...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,328
Posted By Tommy123
Acceptable practice is no more than two washers....

Acceptable practice is no more than two washers. Use a shorter bolt. A lot of fastener call outs in the plans are off, every plane is different. Use the bolt size that fits correctly don't just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,180
Posted By Tommy123
I was at a small airport behind a piper who was...

I was at a small airport behind a piper who was sitting on the hold short line for 5 minutes. Not on the radio. I had to shut down and pound on his door. He was talking on the phone. Oblivious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,180
Posted By Tommy123
It's a pain when you go to fly your C-150 and the...

It's a pain when you go to fly your C-150 and the tires are flat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,180
Posted By Tommy123
I would not have walked away. There is something...

I would not have walked away. There is something about banana owners, been cut off in the pattern more than once by them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By Tommy123
Level

Can't eyeball it. Level airplane to specs by vans then check the wing angles. If it is that out of wack I would suspect some wallowed out wing mount holes and run away.
Forum: Propellers 01-29-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,132
Posted By Tommy123
Instead she'll be in the car honking the horn....

Instead she'll be in the car honking the horn. Unless you live on a air park.
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By Tommy123
Call, he probably gets a million emails, your...

Call, he probably gets a million emails, your might have gone to spam.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,999
Posted By Tommy123
What?

[QUOTE=N941WR;1320716]As they say in (auto) racing, an engine runs its best just before it blows up.

Good luck![/QUO

You just make that up?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,377
Posted By Tommy123
It may make sense to use a repairman's...

It may make sense to use a repairman's certificate to sign off your 8 if you sell it to a idiot that does something stupid and the estate goes after you. Maybe it will protect your A&P, maybe not,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,016
Posted By Tommy123
Not me but theoretically if the engine in a...

Not me but theoretically if the engine in a experimental that is certified and maintained by a A&P and annuals signed by a IA I would think it would still be a certified engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By Tommy123
Miami FSDO is something. When last renewing my IA...

Miami FSDO is something. When last renewing my IA and not getting it by March I called and was told I had to come in to get it. Si I dragged my but 100 miles to the fsdo and they guy just typed it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,919
Posted By Tommy123
Blue sea

I concur with the Blue Sea one, designed for a harsh environment, many boats also have noise sensitive devices. I also have a cigarette type too. With a ifly, a handheld com and a old battery eating...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By Tommy123
Cool Thanks Walt for saying what I was biting my...

Thanks Walt for saying what I was biting my tongue for. I personally dislike HB for political reasons but if all you're really going to do is check continuity and voltages a cheap one is fine, maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,377
Posted By Tommy123
I understand now, you're a professional pilot....

I understand now, you're a professional pilot. Not a jab, no malice intended, just general animosity that exists between line maintenance airline guys and the pilots we have to deal with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,377
Posted By Tommy123
Why

If you're one of those people that like collecting certificates go ahead. The feds will definitely appreciate the pointless paperwork and may start questioning your sanity and start looking into if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By Tommy123
Buy new rotors. They won't even turn them on cars...

Buy new rotors. They won't even turn them on cars anymore. Consider how much energy those relatively small rotors have to absorb if you decide to abort a takeoff at high speed. This is not a item to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By Tommy123
The "officials" at the airport will expect to...

The "officials" at the airport will expect to have their palms greased. Don't carry anything over a $10 bill in your wallet. The amount expected depends on rank. Keep the majority off your cash...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,573
Posted By Tommy123
AMU

Every time I see someone use this "AMU" it makes me cringe. Commonly used on the Mooney forum that is full of internet experts. As someone that worked airline maintenance for forty years the last...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,141
Posted By Tommy123
Yeah, I'll tell that to the guy that tried...

Yeah, I'll tell that to the guy that tried beating the jumpers down in his C-206 in and broke his engine. What does being a twin have to do with it? I doubt one engine out conditions last for...
Forum: Tools 01-24-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By Tommy123
How about a hole saw?

How about a hole saw?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By Tommy123
Superseded numbers or may be oversized part...

Superseded numbers or may be oversized part numbers.
Forum: Tools 01-18-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,061
Posted By Tommy123
The reason to use close tolerance bolts is just...

The reason to use close tolerance bolts is just that, the pecs are going to be tighter. Don't assume a 5/16 AN bolt is going to be exactly 5/16. I would mic the bolt and see what size it is exactly...
Forum: Tools 01-17-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,061
Posted By Tommy123
Yup

And a drill bushing. I worked the X47B prototype, all titanium all hi looks. We had to sell every hole to inspection. With a hi look the hole needs to be dead nuts straight and within a couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,597
Posted By Tommy123
Never trust someone else's computer or your own,...

Never trust someone else's computer or your own, back it up onto a stand alone drive.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tommy123
Vans

If you buy a kit you can buy a new engine from vans, they have really good prices on engines.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tommy123
Of course

I had a Mooney E model that I rebuilt the engine with new cylinders and crank. Everything went through a shop that needed it. New Hartzell similar. When I went to sell it I got ridiculous offers that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,806
Posted By Tommy123
Strip

Strip that bad powder coat job off and use rattle can Porsche-15. Did that with my Mooney nose gear.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,896
Posted By Tommy123
I was trying to decide between a GTR-225 and a...

I was trying to decide between a GTR-225 and a Trig TY96A, this and the fact that garmin have decided to make all the GX gps units boat anchors has finalized my decision. Trig.
I remember my father...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By Tommy123
Doubt registrations are considered essential or...

Doubt registrations are considered essential or that unpaid workers are very motivated to speed your paperwork on its way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 31,079
Posted By Tommy123
AOG

It drives me nuts with the comments that start with "I don't know anything about it but here's my advice". That and the JB Weld and other absolutely insane repairs. You have to realize many of these...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By Tommy123
On the flange.

On the flange.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By Tommy123
I can't understand why vans uses fractions when...

I can't understand why vans uses fractions when industry standard is thousands of a inch. It's not like the scales are rare.
I worked at falcon jet for a few weeks, **** millimeters!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,488
Posted By Tommy123
Nice thing about aluminum planes is it's fairly...

Nice thing about aluminum planes is it's fairly easy to tell the build quality if you know what you're looking at. A glass airplane easily hides nasty things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By Tommy123
You could send it straight to Marvel for a...

You could send it straight to Marvel for a overhaul. Tell them the engine it's on and about the jet size. I was happy with their service.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-16-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By Tommy123
Lycoming manuals available on line for free if...

Lycoming manuals available on line for free if you want to download a copy, nice to have in any case.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,147
Posted By Tommy123
Mine has superior cylinders, they work just fine....

Mine has superior cylinders, they work just fine. Everything seems to be outsourced these days. Surprised to see a Kawasaki Industries actuator in a B-757 though.
Forum: Safety 12-16-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By Tommy123
Never saw one on a airliner, they typically don't...

Never saw one on a airliner, they typically don't loosen. That example was probably never tightened correctly. The torque is specified in 43:13, and by manufacturer, I forget exactly but something...
Forum: Safety 12-16-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By Tommy123
Then you get the glove caught up in the drill...

Then you get the glove caught up in the drill bit. See how long you wear those gloves when dealing with -3 rivets.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,488
Posted By Tommy123
Thing about sale price is they can put any number...

Thing about sale price is they can put any number out there they want, reasonable or not. Doesn't mean it will ever be sold at that price.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,464
Posted By Tommy123
True, after shooting thousands of rivets at work...

True, after shooting thousands of rivets at work I prefer to shoot them. My pneumatic squeezer won't do a -6.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By Tommy123
I have a friend that runs his 172 full rich all...

I have a friend that runs his 172 full rich all the time because a CFI told him to decades ago. Because CFI thinks it so doesn't make it true.
Check the regs on applying for a MEL, you're not flying...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-15-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,464
Posted By Tommy123
If you can get a squeezer in there you can set it...

If you can get a squeezer in there you can set it with a gun. Where you installing a -6 rivet? A bolt would work too.
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Tommy123
I have had many cars and airplanes with the...

I have had many cars and airplanes with the battery far from the starter, everyone jumps on the cable but it's not the problem. Check all connections. The wire is sized to avoid significant voltage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,829
Posted By Tommy123
Buy a C-130 and have it follow you everywhere...

Buy a C-130 and have it follow you everywhere like the Blue Angels. You really want to fly with a jump started battery? What if you run electronic ignition, a bad alternator and battery will really...
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,647
Posted By Tommy123
B nuts is one item I used torque seal. Not really...

B nuts is one item I used torque seal. Not really a seal but a easy way to see if it has loosened.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By Tommy123
I've never seen a MEL outside of part 121...

I've never seen a MEL outside of part 121 operations.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,252
Posted By Tommy123
Being from the part 121 world when building my 7...

Being from the part 121 world when building my 7 those big head rivets looked clunky to me. Oh well, I'm a firm believer in doing what a much more qualified person than me engineered. Substitutions...
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