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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By avrojockey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHKZYoIPxts&t=532s...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHKZYoIPxts&t=532s

At about 9:00 video explains what's happening.

If you don't have an adjustable ram you need to have a few different set sizes and washers for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-19-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks for the offer but other horn is already...

Thanks for the offer but other horn is already installed. I'll put in an order with Van's...I need another part anyway.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By avrojockey
Thought about that. The the aircraft is still...

Thought about that. The the aircraft is still flyable, so doing the complete build then swapping it out.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By avrojockey
Rudder Horn Bushing

New rudder horns ship with a bushing pressed in for cables.

I'm rebuilding my rudder (wind damage) and got an older kit that doesn't have the bushing. Any recommendations on what to use? Techniques...
Forum: Tools 07-04-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By avrojockey
I did the same thing redoing gear root fairings....

I did the same thing redoing gear root fairings. I bought rivnuts from ACS but got the installer from Harbor Freight. Worked good. I prefer quality tools and normally avoid Hazard Frought, but I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-03-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By avrojockey
PM coming for the Tosten CS-8

PM coming for the Tosten CS-8
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-27-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,852
Posted By avrojockey
Definitely...similar hull value the RV-9A will be...

Definitely...similar hull value the RV-9A will be 1/2-1/3 the insurance of the Mooney, because of historical gear issues.

I was quoted $2300 for a Mooney, $1200 for V-tail Bonanza, and $900 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By avrojockey
I may need to double those numbers for the US:D

I may need to double those numbers for the US:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By avrojockey
Operationally thats what's done using my...

Operationally thats what's done using my EFB...this is simple check in the W&B record that lets one know if what was removed/installed as a part of the permanent aircraft equipment doesn't wildly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By avrojockey
Forward and Aft CG Check in W&B Record

I have a forward and aft CG check in my W&B spreadsheet to give a basic limit check. The values are dependent on a standard passenger weight of 170. FAA raised the summer standard to 190# for 121...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-07-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,369
Posted By avrojockey
Richard and blaplante are correct...I had...

Richard and blaplante are correct...I had non-standard ports and there was almost a 10Kt error. 3-4 leg NTPS will reveal any error.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,458
Posted By avrojockey
Did you change the offending plug yet? I...

Did you change the offending plug yet?

I recently had a crack in the ceramic on the lead side of the plug that was shorting out the dancing pixies. Ohm check on plug doesn't reveal this because most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,260
Posted By avrojockey
Sorry...the lunacy I was referencing the IFR...

Sorry...the lunacy I was referencing the IFR prohibition, especially given the framework you build in. That and carbon emissions offsetting for an airliner when ATC makes you do an NDB on a clear day...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,260
Posted By avrojockey
For all the trouble the FAA is...I'm surely...

For all the trouble the FAA is...I'm surely blessed to not have to deal with this this lunacy.

I really do feel for you lads...even with thousands of hours of EU flying experience, I can't imagine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,709
Posted By avrojockey
Dont crash

Dont crash
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By avrojockey
Ceramic Crack in Plug shielding barrel

What would cause this in Champion (mass electrodes), other than dropping them?

Noticed EGT #2 running higher than usual in cruise, LOP. Did mag check and #2 went cold or intermittent. Plug fired...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,183
Posted By avrojockey
Performed overhaul last fall just as Dan did...

Performed overhaul last fall just as Dan did here...replaced o-rings and used Krytox. Valve is smooth as butter now and detents are more defined.

Added benefit...found last installer used teflon...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,219
Posted By avrojockey
+1 Blackstone I like theres actual people...

+1 Blackstone

I like theres actual people reading the analysis for you and providing their interpretation, and you may call and ask those same people questions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By avrojockey
MEM wives had something similar for FedEx

MEM wives had something similar for FedEx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By avrojockey
Man I hated revisions...my old binders couldn't...

Man I hated revisions...my old binders couldn't be thrown fast enough. Though the old leather may have looked good turned into something
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Ice
Views: 3,873
Posted By avrojockey
Rubber Suits & Lukewarm Soup Recommend by a...

Rubber Suits & Lukewarm Soup

Recommend by a close friend who had the author as an instructor at UPS. He actually used the salt spray technique successfully in one of his near-death experiences
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Ice
Views: 3,873
Posted By avrojockey
Currently reading a book about ferry pilot...

Currently reading a book about ferry pilot adventures. One technique used when ferrying, when loaded up with ice, was to fly so close the water the salt spray from waves would wash over and deice...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,181
Posted By avrojockey
You are correct to be afraid. Unless your friend...

You are correct to be afraid. Unless your friend is has experience rebuilding Lycomings and can reference a specific Lycoming Service Instruction (SI). Then do not modify the rods. My guess is that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,016
Posted By avrojockey
Winning the internet that day! :D

Winning the internet that day! :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By avrojockey
+1 Just tryin out the Wilkerson retreads now but...

+1 Just tryin out the Wilkerson retreads now but the new GoodYear FSII have been holding up well about 120 hrs and 60-70 landings all hard surface, aren't even close to being flipped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,510
Posted By avrojockey
In an A model, a little weight on the tail to...

In an A model, a little weight on the tail to hold it down will give you 15 degrees nose up...certainly plenty for test requirements.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By avrojockey
I would presume it's application temperature to...

I would presume it's application temperature to prevent it from flowing and creeping down the threads to short the plug
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,378
Posted By avrojockey
Were's Vlad's map to put us all to shame?

Were's Vlad's map to put us all to shame?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By avrojockey
I would think you're good to go as long as the...

I would think you're good to go as long as the case is purged after the last flight while still warm
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,004
Posted By avrojockey
Makes total sense this the expected behavior. Im...

Makes total sense this the expected behavior. Im glad to here the 47X is improved. Its not distracting enough warrant an upgrade but if I have GDU go out then I most certainly will.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-26-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By avrojockey
Hardware for Separating FWF Items but Allowing Motion

Does anyone know of any hardware combination that will allow two items to be separated but allow them to move independently? I want to separate a moving fuel hose from the motor mount where there's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By avrojockey
Had to divert Christmas Eve due to RVR of 1300...

Had to divert Christmas Eve due to RVR of 1300 and dropping. Picked up airplane Christmas Day and started oil change.

I'm going to try out the "Experimental" version of the Challenger Oil filters....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,004
Posted By avrojockey
Sorry guys...I'm doing a poor job of explaining...

Sorry guys...I'm doing a poor job of explaining the issue. There is no problem with the guidance the G3X/GPS175 is giving my on the approach. It is dead on..fantastic! The pilot, far from perfect,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,004
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks! Stein to the rescue

Thanks! Stein to the rescue
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,004
Posted By avrojockey
These are all hand flow, I don't seem to have the...

These are all hand flow, I don't seem to have the Vertical Speed Gain and Vertical Accel Gain dial in enough to trust it during approach. It likes to chase the GS when coupled. I'm all ears if anyone...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,004
Posted By avrojockey
Synthetic Vision on IFR Approach

Anyone else not care for the synthetic vision will shooting approaches to minimums?

When it's smooth it works great with the FPV on the runway, but if there's the slightest turbulence and associated...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Ha! Thanks Dan! While doing all this I was...

Ha! Thanks Dan!

While doing all this I was thinking about adding a ground from starter direct to battery with #2 welding cableI would assume this would provide some redundancy with better...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks JoeI liked your install but Im carbed so...

Thanks JoeI liked your install but Im carbed so I would need some longer hose runs. I was considering going straight into carb with a bracket to support the red cube but instructions poo poo that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By avrojockey
Not sure if this a common problem but ran into an...

Not sure if this a common problem but ran into an issue upgrading to 12.3 today.

Support was awesome, as usual, and knew exactly the problem. After the update the attitude would blank out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Dan...what's a floatation test? I'm pretty...

Dan...what's a floatation test? I'm pretty electrically ignorant. Is this to test the floating ground, like a voltage drop across somewhere testing the engine ground?

Edit: If I failed to see the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,999
Posted By avrojockey
Follow Paul's instructions...

Follow Paul's instructions here:

https://www.kitplanes.com/leaking-lycs/

I went through this entire process...my engine was as bad or worse than yours and this is where I found the leaks...


...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
So on further review...according to AC43.13 you...

So on further review...according to AC43.13 you can secure fuel lines to electrical...I just need to make sure there's 1/2" spacing in my arrangement



A couple other things working in my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Tom...I'll find another way to keep the...

Thanks Tom...I'll find another way to keep the hose from laying on engine mount. AC43.13 mentions not securing fuel lines to wires, but it reads like as to support the hose or wire. It also mentions...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Here's my semi-final install for your...

Here's my semi-final install for your critique.

Couple things about this install...

I'm trying to use my original pump to carb hose
Orientation and position is optimized to account for engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,222
Posted By avrojockey
I put these in my garage...they're fantastic....

I put these in my garage...they're fantastic. About $30...

https://www.feit.com/product/12000-lumen-foldable-panel-5000k-garage-light/

They make various lumens...up to 20000 I believe, and they're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By avrojockey
Someone is gonna have a great Christmas.

Someone is gonna have a great Christmas.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-17-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 985,420
Posted By avrojockey
Yea...I don't get all the screens. It takes...

Yea...I don't get all the screens. It takes forever to load chart updates, I couldn't imagine having to do that for more than two screens.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks for all the info lads. Tom...once I...

Thanks for all the info lads.

Tom...once I figure this out I'll be placing another order through Steve (he's a little closer so I can pick up).

Quick question for you though...

You list minimum...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-17-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Peter...that's what I'm most worried...

Thanks Peter...that's what I'm most worried about.

Adel clamps to replace the cable ties after routing is finalized.

It is possible to use straight fittings but I was attempting to reuse one of my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,378
Posted By avrojockey
I'll have to place an order when I figure out my...

I'll have to place an order when I figure out my fuel hose length...kinda sucks I spend $150 at ACS on the steel. Kinda pricey for something that shouldn't be used
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Carl...is there any other reason not to use the...

Carl...is there any other reason not to use the 90?

The latest version of the instructions (Revision F) (https://www.iflyei.com/wp-content/uploads/FT-60-Info-Rev-F.pdf) do not state any fitting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Update: I have temporarily installed. I used...

Update:

I have temporarily installed. I used some 3/8 auto hose laying around for mock-up…old hose I had was too hard to assemble fittings. Another hose order to Tom/Steve when I figure the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,378
Posted By avrojockey
Black Oxide Steel Fuel Fittings

Thought this was worth it's own thread because I can't find an answer to this...

I planned on swapping out -6 and smaller aluminum fittings FWF for steel but there was mention in my red cube thread...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
I understand the issue with aluminum hose end,...

I understand the issue with aluminum hose end, but isn't it recommend to have steel fittings FWF? I have stainless hose from Tom and Steve.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Carl...this is what is confusing...my...

Thanks Carl...this is what is confusing...my instructions don't say this, and several threads seem to indicate that they fixed the vibration reliability issue.

Is yours free-floating now, in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
After reading all the threads I believe the...

After reading all the threads I believe the fitting restrictions are for floscan units. Current guidance from EI has no restriction on fittings for the cube...they have tested the the current...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,924
Posted By avrojockey
Red Cube Install Recommendation

So...I've read nearly all FT-60 "red cube" threads. I want to get some opinions on my proposed install. I'm going to knock this out Wednesday as it suppose to hit 60 in WI...in December! :D

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,264
Posted By avrojockey
Like the one in nearly everyones...

Like the one in nearly everyones pocket?
https://docs-assets.developer.apple.com/published/9cba7a007f/1d2c9918-e125-43bd-9709-c5e4ea624346.png
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-12-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,586
Posted By avrojockey
:eek: Makes me think AOA built into Garmin tube...

:eek:

Makes me think AOA built into Garmin tube is not the greatest idea
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,264
Posted By avrojockey
After getting my airworthiness I would make it a...

After getting my airworthiness I would make it a point to inform him it has been subsequently removed...what a jackwagon. These are the people that have kept the certified GA fleet in the dark ages...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks lads...I read the manual again after I...

Thanks lads...I read the manual again after I posted. I forgot that it doesn't ask for model number just Make and rated HP
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By avrojockey
Power charts for 8.5:1 O320-E2D?

Question?

I have an -E2D topped with ECI jugs and 8.5:1 pistons. What power charts do I use, or more specifically, what engine setting to I use for G3X to display % power?

I would assume one would...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,229
Posted By avrojockey
I'll add that many of the Aeroshell grease...

I'll add that many of the Aeroshell grease products are still on backorder from ACS. Though Amazon has it for twice the price
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,258
Posted By avrojockey
I would cut the existing line a splice with...

I would cut the existing line a splice with something flexible. Mine is spliced. Like Bob said...you just need to make sure there enough metal run from the new mast to dissipate any heat conducted...
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