VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 500
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: paul330
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,223
Posted By paul330
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=143064
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,527
Posted By paul330
Sounds like they are doing what Aerosport Power...

Sounds like they are doing what Aerosport Power have been doing to their engines for years ...............
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-11-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,505
Posted By paul330
Wow! - That's great - only 7 years late .......

Wow! - That's great - only 7 years late .......
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By paul330
Yes. I used a piece of trailing edge section...

Yes. I used a piece of trailing edge section fixed on with double-sided carpet tape. Left side (giving right rudder) about 8" long
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By paul330
Yes, the thrust line is offset but you still need...

Yes, the thrust line is offset but you still need a "squeeze" of rudder with power changes.

My feeling is that a rudder trim isn't necessary and is an unnecessary complication. I just have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,661
Posted By paul330
My feeling is that it doesn't matter whether your...

My feeling is that it doesn't matter whether your aircraft glides 1.3nm/1000 or 1.5 - provided you know and train that way and know the correct techniques for judging and adjusting the glide profile....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,707
Posted By paul330
If you want to be able to crank the engine: L1...

If you want to be able to crank the engine:

L1 Common - Ground
L1 Up ON - Not Connected
L1 Down ON - L Mag P-Lead

L2 Common - Not Connected
L2 Up ON - Not Connected
L2 Down ON - Not Connected
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By paul330
Possibly, but I doubt it. Even in UK, aircraft...

Possibly, but I doubt it. Even in UK, aircraft fuel is normally quoted in litres or usg ......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By paul330
Except I have already bought the new pump and...

Except I have already bought the new pump and filter @ $800+ ......
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By paul330
Excellent! Just have to find the pressure relief...

Excellent! Just have to find the pressure relief screw ..... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By paul330
When I built my -10 I used 4 standard plastic saw...

When I built my -10 I used 4 standard plastic saw horses and laid the spar across them. I then shimmed everything level/square to ensure I didn't induce any twist. Everything came out true.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By paul330
What was your pressure @ 32gph? Surely not 36psi...

What was your pressure @ 32gph? Surely not 36psi .....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,823
Posted By paul330
Andair Boost Pump

On my next annual, I plan to replace the old VANS stock fuel pump and filter with the Andair unit on my IO540. This is for ease of access and servicing.

I have already purchased the PX375 since my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,387
Posted By paul330
There have been some serious SBs issued for the...

There have been some serious SBs issued for the -12. My AP friend who works on all the RV types says he really doesn't like working on the -12. I'm not saying it's a bad aeroplane but it wouldn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,387
Posted By paul330
Methinks you need to do a bit more research into...

Methinks you need to do a bit more research into what the Bearhawk can do. It is a true 4-seater with at least the same payload as a -10. Granted, it's slower - maybe 120-130 kts cruise

As for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,387
Posted By paul330
Might be heresy here, but if that is your mission...

Might be heresy here, but if that is your mission seriously consider a Bearhawk Bravo. That's my latest build and it is one awesome aeroplane.

I personally wouldn't build a -12. It is probably the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By paul330
Sorry to hear that - I have a MTV 12 which is...

Sorry to hear that - I have a MTV 12 which is super-smooth .....

IIRC, the boss has 6 lugs, 2 of which are more/less recessed. I think you therefore have the opportunity to rotate the prop through...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,693
Posted By paul330
I had some oil-canning on a couple of bays on my...

I had some oil-canning on a couple of bays on my -10. It bothered me too. Now I couldn't even tell you which bays they were ........

Trust me, you'll have enough REAL problems to fix without...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By paul330
Stiffeners or ribs do tend to lift slightly due...

Stiffeners or ribs do tend to lift slightly due to the pressure of setting the rivets. Not anything to worry about IMHO.

However, I would say your rivets seem to be a bit overset. Having said...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By paul330
You are right Bob - I got my negatives and...

You are right Bob - I got my negatives and positives mixed up ......
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By paul330
Sorry Carl but you can't have "excessive"...

Sorry Carl but you can't have "excessive" downward force if the aircraft is in trim. The force is not produced by the elevator alone. The elevator merely changes the effective camber of the...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By paul330
You need an extra connection for the power as the...

You need an extra connection for the power as the lines in the standard D-Sub connection aren't sufficient to run the servo. I used a simple spade connector and local earth.
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By paul330
It seems to me that the HS must produce a given...

It seems to me that the HS must produce a given amount of downward force to keep the aircraft in balance. This will vary depending on the C of G. So, you can rig the HS so that the elevators are in...
Forum: GPS 09-08-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By paul330
This is the answer. Had exactly the same...

This is the answer. Had exactly the same indications when I fired up my panel. Once I configured Serial 5 correctly, all was well.

You should also make sure you have updated to the latest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,659
Posted By paul330
Most of the space program in the 60s was done on...

Most of the space program in the 60s was done on slide rules ......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,659
Posted By paul330
This is like the argument I hear all the time...

This is like the argument I hear all the time that Boeings are built "stronger" than Airbuses. It's total BS. No designer builds an aeroplane (especially a commercial one) any stronger than it need...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,692
Posted By paul330
The tool works fine once you get the hang of it. ...

The tool works fine once you get the hang of it. First, you only need the smallest amount of pressure on the wheels. Secondly, don't let it slip off the edge. Simples .......
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-09-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,125
Posted By paul330
If you get a GNS430 or 650, then you can connect...

If you get a GNS430 or 650, then you can connect the ELT serial (assuming it's for GPS position) to that and free up one on the Dynon for the ARINC429 module .....

You might want to consider a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By paul330
That was it. Guess pressure/temperature had...

That was it. Guess pressure/temperature had changed so there was a negative pressure in the pitot tube or something. Anyway, all is well ......
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By paul330
The red plugs are out. I have the pitot and...

The red plugs are out. I have the pitot and static tubes connected but the other ends are taped up. I guess it's possible that the "blockage" is causing the airspeed issue and that in turn is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By paul330
Garmin G5 Fault

I am installing a G5 as a stand alone standby instrument. Eventually, I will have a magnetometer attached via the CAN buss but at the moment I have just attached power and fired it up.

I get the...
Forum: Propellers 06-19-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,942
Posted By paul330
I'm not sure that's correct. The fine pitch stop...

I'm not sure that's correct. The fine pitch stop should be set around 2600-2650 static RPM. As the aircraft accelerates, the governer should kick in and start to coarsen the blades to limit the RPM...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By paul330
See the latest Dynon SB. I suspect this may be...

See the latest Dynon SB. I suspect this may be the issue ........
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By paul330
Difficult to tell form the photos, but it looks...

Difficult to tell form the photos, but it looks more like a scuff than a crack to me.

This area is going to be under the fairing lay-up so if you are really worried, I guess you could stop drill...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By paul330
The only downside is that that the MK319 is...

The only downside is that that the MK319 is something like 30c a pop - no pun intended. On the other hand, if you are looking at $150-200k .......
Forum: RV-10 05-15-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By paul330
I'll go the other way - was very simple and quick...

I'll go the other way - was very simple and quick to use the MK319BS.

In general, I found that I used more blind rivets as the build continued. There are some places where trying to set a solid...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,006
Posted By paul330
I don't think you are going to get 900nm out of...

I don't think you are going to get 900nm out of either of these aircraft unless you fit extra tanks. I've just done 630nm flight LOP, 10.0 usg/hr, 158kts TAS with a slight tailwind. Just under 4...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By paul330
My EarthX shows about 14.3v when charging ......

My EarthX shows about 14.3v when charging ......
Forum: COMM 03-13-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By paul330
Understand that, thanks. Now back to the crimper...

Understand that, thanks.

Now back to the crimper ................... :D:D
Forum: COMM 03-13-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By paul330
Thanks. I had that. I just couldn't make out the...

Thanks. I had that. I just couldn't make out the wires vs the rings ........

I think I have it sorted. I found that the third ring is, in fact, attached to a green wire (must have been going mad...
Forum: COMM 03-12-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By paul330
Music Input

I have a Guardian iPad mini mount which I am trying to connect with my PS PAR200A intercom. The wiring diagrams are kept on-line at Guardian's site. The power side of thing is fine, but there is...
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,930
Posted By paul330
Absolutely. I have the stock set up and haven't...

Absolutely.

I have the stock set up and haven't fitted the centre latch (not required under our airworthiness rules). I have wired the door sensors into my Skyview.

I ALWAYS do my pre-TO checks...
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,464
Posted By paul330
Assuming the prop is properly designed and...

Assuming the prop is properly designed and optimized for the aircraft.....

I believe the theory is that less blades are optimal because each blade has more time to clear the turbulent air from the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2019, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By paul330
I changed the Concorde for an EarthX 1200 on my...

I changed the Concorde for an EarthX 1200 on my RV-10. Just had to add a piece of angle to shorten the battery box. Also, you need to run a cable for a warning light or to your EFIS. The -900, of...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,333
Posted By paul330
As far as I am aware, the VANS exhaust is from...

As far as I am aware, the VANS exhaust is from Vetterman.

I'd definitely consider some sort of upgrade path for the brakes.

Pmag? Still not in manufacture but may be by the time you get that far -...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By paul330
"Float" and "Accuracy" are not normally words...

"Float" and "Accuracy" are not normally words that collide in the same sentence......

IMHO, by far the best way to know how much fuel you have on board is to know what you started with and how fast...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,464
Posted By paul330
No offence taken Bob ........ I didn't get a...

No offence taken Bob ........

I didn't get a chance to check out the prop on the faster -10. Could be he had some fancy Scimitar, blended etc etc. As I said, I would love to borrow a 2-blade and...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,464
Posted By paul330
...... and there we have it. Won't stop the...

...... and there we have it. Won't stop the myths though. Perhaps there should be a new section in "The Never Ending Debate" section ;)
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,464
Posted By paul330
A little harsh, I think ...... It was a...

A little harsh, I think ......

It was a reasonably sized sample so I think the comparison has merit. Again, apart from the one aircraft, not only were we within a knot or 2 of each other, we were...
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,464
Posted By paul330
Absolutely correct. Couple of knots at most. ...

Absolutely correct. Couple of knots at most. Verified by racing my 3-blade MT against 2-blade Hartzells at last year's Race for Rhinos. At one stage I spent the best part of an hour 100m or so...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-16-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,799
Posted By paul330
Couldn't disagree more...... Whilst the VSI must...

Couldn't disagree more......

Whilst the VSI must come in your scan, the key to good IF is to set attitudes. Having done that, check your performance instruments to see the effect and then correct. ...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,560
Posted By paul330
Looking at Amazon, there are plenty of examples. ...

Looking at Amazon, there are plenty of examples. However, I am wondering exactly how they work.

The valve is normally pressured closed so there would be no pressure to read at the cap. It seems to...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By paul330
Er, no....... It may take marginally longer to...

Er, no.......

It may take marginally longer to spin up but "take power from the engine" - no.

Electric CS is meant for use where no hydraulics are available (such as an auto conversion). The first...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By paul330
Thanks Scott The idea was to re-rig the ailerons...

Thanks Scott

The idea was to re-rig the ailerons only up by 1 degree. The thinking was that this would effectively slightly reduce the AoA and lift at the outer wing thus reducing the tip losses....
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By paul330
Sealed everything I can in the cowl. CHTs run at...

Sealed everything I can in the cowl. CHTs run at just around 400F during racing so I don't want to reduce cooling any more. This is meant to be fun and I don't want to compromise the life of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By paul330
Thanks Michael. That's just the sort of info I...

Thanks Michael.

That's just the sort of info I need. I find that surprising but scratch one idea. Saves me all the time and effort taking the cowls off, making the adjustments, testing it...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By paul330
Thanks Michael. Actually, the base is at 3000'...

Thanks Michael.

Actually, the base is at 3000' and we don't really climb much. Last year, I didn't get above about 1500' agl catching tailwinds on the down-wind legs. (you can probably add about...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By paul330
Thanks guys. Without wishing to sound ungrateful...

Thanks guys. Without wishing to sound ungrateful for the comments, I?ve learnt all this stuff over the last couple of years. I?m looking for some sort of guidance as to whether my less obvious ideas...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By paul330
On the other hand, if one were to remove the...

On the other hand, if one were to remove the extra aerials, amend the equipment list, collar CBs and label the COMM "ILS/VOR Inop" before submitting the entry...... Hmmmmm......

Not entirely in the...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By paul330
Removal of equipment and taping not allowed under...

Removal of equipment and taping not allowed under the rules.

Yes, of course, winds are taken into account. Worked that out as a break even of about 5kts per 1000'. Some seriously low flying last...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By paul330
Air Racing

For the last 2 years I have taken part in Race for Rhinos in Botswana. Great fun but I want to move myself up the results table this year. It?s not Reno - it?s a handicapped navigation exercise over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,554
Posted By paul330
A couple of layers of Duck tape on the face of...

A couple of layers of Duck tape on the face of the yoke would not go amiss.......
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By paul330
When I skinned my wings, I set the spar up on 4...

When I skinned my wings, I set the spar up on 4 saw horses and shimmed it until everything was level. When I finally fitted the wings and clecoed the rear spar hole, I measured the @#$% out of them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,145
Posted By paul330
Also, make sure you have a good connection on the...

Also, make sure you have a good connection on the battery. The terminals can bend slightly giving a flaky connection. Ensure you have 3v across the terminals.
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:32 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.