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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I was pretty sure the crank and bearing size are...

I was pretty sure the crank and bearing size are ok - it is the case I'm worried about. There is a plug on the outside where the fitting would go, but this kind of made me concerned that there is an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
O-320-E2A pictures

Here are four pictures from my O-320-E2A core. I'd like the ability to someday go to CS. Would this be a "hollow" crankshaft? It has tubes in it, and a rear plug. I've attached pictures from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,022
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Dan - that is exactly what I was looking...

Thanks Dan - that is exactly what I was looking for. I read (and learned from) your thread about the dual pass coolers. That's why I was looking for the curves.

Its really funny how people...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,022
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
reviving an ancient thread - hoping to find some...

reviving an ancient thread - hoping to find some current info.

I'm looking for an oil cooler and cannot find the OEM data for the SW cooler. I've found many references to SW compatible coolers, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,766
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I have the Reiff standard system on my Beech...

I have the Reiff standard system on my Beech (sump pad plus cylinder bands). With a heavy blanket on the cowl top, stuffed into the air inlets, the entire FWF area gets comfy warm to the touch. Oil...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I think that is a powerful statement. I am going...

I think that is a powerful statement. I am going to buy the Beringer nosewheel before I fly. I have a Grove now but I don't like or trust the tubes, at all.
Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,853
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
The picture in the SB looks to me like the safety...

The picture in the SB looks to me like the safety wire loops around the shaft of the bolt, not thru a hole in the head of the bolt. Do I have that wrong? I think a drilled head bolt would be better...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-25-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,877
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
If you replace the rotors, be sure to deflate the...

If you replace the rotors, be sure to deflate the tire before loosening the bolts. Itís a split rim and it will get ugly if you donít. Also note if you open the hydraulic system to change the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-02-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,788
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Well, I'm in trouble then! I hope not! But...

Well, I'm in trouble then!


I hope not! But never getting it done will cost me over 100!


WOW - that looks fantastic! Book ordered! Thanks so much! I had bought an old video but it didn't help...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-01-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,788
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks to all, great suggestions. I want to...

Thanks to all, great suggestions. I want to make the snout removable for several reasons:
1 - I have an idea I might be able to make a better / less leaky connection between thee snout and the...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-01-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,788
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Randall - will that work? Or will the soft foam...

Randall - will that work? Or will the soft foam inside the fiberglass still squish? Maybe I could use soft rivets? I like the idea though... scraping out and filling in holes for all those...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-31-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,788
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Ralph - do you think the cowl would hold a...

Thanks Ralph - do you think the cowl would hold a nutplate in that area? Or would you recommend a layup on the back side. It seems very thick / stiff there....
Forum: Fiberglass 08-31-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,788
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
what is this honeycomb transition area?

This is a picture from inside my pepto pink cowl, with a bright LED light outside. It is looking through the bottom of the cowl, where the air scoop merges into flat cowl bottom.

On the left of...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-08-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,018
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Dan - I thought about changing up the FAB,...

Thanks Dan - I thought about changing up the FAB, but I was worried about the "wet dog shake" causing the side of the servo to hit the side of the cowl as shown in my picture. Its almost zero...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-07-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,018
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
a bit more explanation

Thanks for the helpful replies, especially Ralph's detailed tome which I will study.

My situation is RV-9A, with an O-320 engine (vertical induction) and O-320 cowl. I decided to go to a RSA-type...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-07-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,018
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Looking for pics or build logs with removable scoop

Iím going to have to install the 360 scoop on my 320 pink cowl. Iíve searched but have been unable to find any pictures of the process or finished result. If anyone has any, can they post them...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-02-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,514
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Looking for advice on installing FAB-6-SCOOP-360

Reviving my old thread because today is the day I found out that my O-320 cowl will not work with my O-320-E2A sump, the Vans FAB, and my fuel injection servo.


There are two problems. The first...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,582
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I?m confused how the crankshaft pipe plug could...

I?m confused how the crankshaft pipe plug could be the problem. In a fixed pitch plane, that plug is removed which opens the front chamber of the crank to the crankcase
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,137
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
what does pivot/shift mean?

From the SL page 2:

I'm having trouble visualizing what exactly this means - can anyone explain it?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,706
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
should I even have "joggles"?

I'm finally trying to fit my RV-9A cowl using the excellent techniques in this thread, but have a noob question. There are much talk of "joggles" which I take to mean a flange on the inside of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,135
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I've often wondered EXACTLY what this statement...

I've often wondered EXACTLY what this statement means.

The engine doesn't magically change its part number. It is still associated by that number to a TCDS.

Why couldn't the "experimental"...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,476
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Do you think this will impact all aircraft types,...

Do you think this will impact all aircraft types, or just homebuilts? For the past many years, I usually fly in for a day and park at VAP, which I don't think ever saturates.

If I only have a 1 of...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-21-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,865
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
LOL Sorry Dan. This is a great example of why...

LOL Sorry Dan. This is a great example of why I'm a better engineer than writer. I was referring to the inaccuracy of my understanding of fluid dynamics, not any inaccuracy in your drawings or...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-21-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,865
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Dan. I was trying to lay out the screw...

Thanks Dan. I was trying to lay out the screw pattern on the inner side of the inlets and noticed the difference. Your pics really help, they way you draw them is very intuitive. Its probably not...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-20-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,865
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks to all of you for your help. It is funny...

Thanks to all of you for your help. It is funny how I get stuck so badly on simple things.

After a small amount of trimming of the bottom cowl at the outboard corners, and about 3 hours of sanding...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-14-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,865
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
about to make first cowling cut - seems extreme?

I'm finally going to start work on this cowl from 2010. The first step is apparently to get the front and back to mate and form a 13" circle. The manual provides some high level guidance -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 51,088
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/deskt...

https://global.adsbexchange.com/VirtualRadar/desktop.html

But remember, if you are following the NOTAM, only ADS-B equpped aircraft should have their transponders on... so this map is missing a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 51,088
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Parking is full already??

The EAA parking status page says:
The General Aviation Parking Area is now closed to all aircraft types.

But there are still tons of aircraft inbound... hard to believe they are all going to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,294
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Cowl plans revision - did the cowls change?

I have a pink cowl shipped in 2010. I recently got a updated version of the preview plans on USB.

I notice that R2 of DWG 45 (in 2008) deleted Section A-A, and the trimming notes, shown in red...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thank you so much! I was planning on doing the...

Thank you so much! I was planning on doing the fasteners on both the firewall and cowl split. I got distracted from my project for way too long and sometimes get stuck on the simplest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,135
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Build log showing detailed cowl fitting with quarter turn fasteners

I'm trying to restart my project that has been dormant for 6+ years. I need to start fitting the cowl. I'm pretty bad with fiberglass and would really benefit from seeing how this is done. All...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 09-23-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,864
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
An inoperative VOR should be NOTAM'd out. You...

An inoperative VOR should be NOTAM'd out. You can check NOTAMs many ways before flight. The Foreflight briefing has an enroute navaid section which should show it. If you are old school, you can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,742
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Ask ACK for a static suppressor. It goes behind...

Ask ACK for a static suppressor. It goes behind the antenna. They game me one for free for my Beech.....I think there is a problem with sensitivity to static electricity. It took just a minute to...
Forum: Propellers 08-21-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,062
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Can anyone post their 9A experience with the...

Can anyone post their 9A experience with the Sensenich ground adjustable composite prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,017
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
FYI - there is a 20% discount for pilots on the...

FYI - there is a 20% discount for pilots on the Sensorcon models. I just received mine (same unit as shown in post 2) for $95 shipped. There is a thread on BT that lists the discount code, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
how to start cowl fitting?

I'm looking for advice here. I want to start fitting my 9A cowl. I am going to use milspec fasteners.

My plan is to hang the core engine (case, crank only) so I can position the cowl correctly. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,208
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks to Jesse my crank and case are test fit...

Thanks to Jesse my crank and case are test fit together. It came out good enough so I can go hang it for cowl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,152
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
It's very simple to explain characteristic...

It's very simple to explain characteristic impedance and VSWR (or S11)... you just need to use a smith chart - which is the most awesome tool, ever...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,208
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Jesse! PM on the way and I'll pay...

Thanks Jesse! PM on the way and I'll pay shipping!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,208
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks guys - I wish there was an engine shop...

Thanks guys - I wish there was an engine shop around here to get the old bearings. Since my crank is 0.003 under, I would love to have used full size bearings to increase clearance. My plan is to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Thanks Mahlon, I understand now. To get any of...

Thanks Mahlon, I understand now. To get any of the 6 studs out would require them to be unthreaded from the case. A job best left to Divco. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,208
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Main Bearing Part Number??

I want to assemble my engine core so I can work on the cowl. My plan was to use the old/trash bearings to hold up the overhauled crankshaft. The nose bearings seem OK but the middle and rear...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Mahlon (and all) thanks SO much for the...

Mahlon (and all) thanks SO much for the help!

The rear studs certainly look screwed in to the right case half. This is what it looks like from the...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-12-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,205
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I love PNP: http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/ What...

I love PNP: http://www.pilotsnpaws.org/

What did you do to the RV for canine comfort / safety? Big bog bed in the baggage area? Did you attach a leash / harness to anything?

Great pics!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
need help understanding case through bolts

This is a picture of the case of my O-320-E2A. It was originally carb'd 150 HP and I want to build it for 160 HP with fuel injection. I plan to send the case to Divco - and was thinking of having...
Forum: Southeast 08-16-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,152
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
RV life in Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill?

Do any locals have the lowdown on RV / flying in the Research Technology Park area? Where to base a plane, what hangars cost, are they available, etc? Can I fly all year with weather, etc? Thanks...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,409
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForum...

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,567
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I can't wait to install that! I like that it is...

I can't wait to install that! I like that it is Mk. III - much classier than v3.0!
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,522
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I bet it depends a lot on the installation. The...

I bet it depends a lot on the installation. The POH for my 200 HP IO-360 Beech Super has the pump on for start, and "as needed" the rest of the time. Of course the cowling is the exact opposite of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,083
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
This happened in my Beech. It was an exhaust...

This happened in my Beech. It was an exhaust leak - the hot gasses were heating up the cylinder. Worth a quick check.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,828
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I just wanted to close out the thread. Following...

I just wanted to close out the thread.

Following the advice above I think I have successfully restored Vlad's old PC680. This was the procedure I used:

1) Connect a voltmeter and auto headlight...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Loctite 567 - use it on tapered threads only -...

Loctite 567 - use it on tapered threads only - not on the flare side of the fittings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,410
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Where can I buy this antenna?

Where can I buy this antenna?
Forum: COMM 07-15-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,602
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
are nutplates worth it for antennae?

I'm ready to attach antennae to the fuselage. GPS on top, COMs & others on bottom.

I was wondering if it is worth it to use nutplates for the bottom mounted COM antennae? I don't want to go...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,227
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Congrats! I remember the excitement of starting!...

Congrats! I remember the excitement of starting! Building is SO much fun I know you'll have a great time.

BTW - I love your country - I wish I could go back, especially in the highlands.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-10-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,828
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I've been trying that procedure, but I don't have...

I've been trying that procedure, but I don't have the "Ultimzer" charger. I'll go a few more cycles and see if there is an improvement. Thanks for helping!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-10-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,828
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
has anyone restored a PC680 battery?

I have Vlad's old (2 years?) battery that I am using for testing in my 9A project.

It appears to have very low capacity. It ran my plane for like 15 minutes.

I brought it home, charged it up,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
It was either the 26' (see link below) truck. I...

It was either the 26' (see link below) truck. I only wanted the 22' but there were none available. The width is the key dimension and it is the same. It is a diesel truck, so prepare for about...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,525
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I moved my 9A from CID to ABQ. Easy. Get the...

I moved my 9A from CID to ABQ. Easy. Get the proper Penske truck (the rear door is just barely wide enough to squish the main gear thru), build a pair of long wooden ramps. Put the wings in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,552
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Wow Pete looks awesome. Did they hone the bore? ...

Wow Pete looks awesome. Did they hone the bore? Do you have to use mineral oil again?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,345
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
My drawing C4 shows AN970 washers for the metal...

My drawing C4 shows AN970 washers for the metal prop. No note about trimming them that I can see. They look round in the drawing. The drawing says it applies to "ALL RV's"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 37,406
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
where has the job aid gone?

I was looking at this old thread and wanted to find the FAA Job Aid which is apparently a PDF that creates operation limits.

It is no longer at the links in the thread, and I've been bumbling about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 28,567
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
I have a 9A and might want one of those. What...

I have a 9A and might want one of those. What does the magnetic reed switch do?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By IowaRV9Dreamer
Allan - can you post a link or part number? ...

Allan - can you post a link or part number? Thanks!
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