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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-29-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,344
Posted By Michael Burbidge
BatteryMinder

I have a BatteryMinder (Model 2012-AGM) charger and the documentation says "Patented full-time high frequency pulse desulfation (NOT high voltage) prevents battery..."

The p-mag documentation says,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-29-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,344
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Which battery charger

Thanks. What brand and model of battery charger did the damage?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-29-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,344
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Failure Mode

What was the failure mode of the p-mag after the battery charger incident?
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By Michael Burbidge
FL-1007-(L/R) Flap hinge brackets

I received 6 each of the FL-1007-R and FL-1007-L flap hinge brackets. From all I can tell from the plans I only need 4 each.

It looks like the 10 has 3 brackets per flap, while the 14 only has two...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Savvy URL

Here's the URL: https://apps.savvyaviation.com/flights/5171302/0f04b70c-9317-4787-9982-fc36f5ffae5a

I did a lean sweep, just didn't post it. It starts at 25:00. I need some practice doing that test....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Jerry when you had your coil issue, did it show...

Jerry when you had your coil issue, did it show up in the LOP Mag Check?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
One other note

At the beginning of my test flight I still noted the rough engine at high power and decreasing CHT on #4.

The tests took me about an hour to conduct. At the end of the flight I descended to 1500 MSL...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Induction Leak Test

And here is my induction leak test. Something is going on with #4 in this test.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
LOP Mag Check

Here's my LOP Mag Check, first left, which is my p-mag, then right which is my slick.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-19-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
About 1350 SMOH on the engine.

About 1350 SMOH on the engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-19-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
My understanding is that an induction leak would...

My understanding is that an induction leak would cause EGT to rise. Both EGT and CHT were falling at full power.

I'll do those inflight tests today.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-19-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
I don't have a primer line. I'm thinking spark...

I don't have a primer line.

I'm thinking spark plug also. Today I'll get the aviation plug tested and just replace the auto plug.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Rough Engine at High Power

Today as I was climbing out my engine seemed to be running rough. It wasn't dramatic, but enough that it got my attention. I was at about 1000 AGL, and still full power when I noticed it. It didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks

That’s a great tip. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Mute question

I was just looking at the 14 flap instructions and it looks like you construct it in a cradle like the horizontal stabilizer. So I guess my question is not as important for the 14.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Of course the 9 kit is prepunched also. I...

Of course the 9 kit is prepunched also. I wouldn’t think there is much difference between undersized and final sized in this regard.

At some point during the assembly of the 9 flap you’re instructed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Is my table flat?

When I built my 9, I discovered during phase 1 testing that one of my flaps had a twist in it that gave me a heavy wing. I ended up buying a built one from Vans, which solved my problem.

I assume...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Flying to South Valley Regional (U42)

I'm flying into South Valley Regional (U42) in the Salt Lake area this coming weekend. I'll be staying for a few days.

I'm renting a car through Avis, but finding out the number and name of the FBO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Great class

The class was great. I attended the April session also. I really liked the perspective that Levi brings to Avionics as a result of being an experienced Pilot. Many tidbits, advice and opinions on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-29-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,588
Posted By Michael Burbidge
My problem with this thread is that choosing to...

My problem with this thread is that choosing to make a structurally acceptable repair over replacement implies a compromise in build quality, or ‘bashing it out’. The only time I would use language...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Michael Burbidge
No Eastside Chapter

By the way, unfortunately there's no eastside chapter of EAA anymore. I believe there is one up in Snohomish and perhaps one down south sound.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Sammamish

I'm in Sammamish. Currently building an RV-14A. Flying an RV-9A out of Paine Field that I built several years back.

Send me a PM. I'm happy to give you a tour.

Michael-
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,537
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Hoping to do the same someday. My grandson is...

Hoping to do the same someday. My grandson is currently 3. A few more years.

Michael-
Forum: RV-4 04-24-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Terry Burch

I also recommend Terry. He's helped me a bunch with my RV and did the first flight. Great guy!

Michael-
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,714
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Wiring: Never do this

When I built my RV9 it was my first experience working on airplanes. At the time I had no idea what kinds of things made maintenance easy vs. hard.

One thing I had no clue about is how hard it would...
Forum: COMM 04-02-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Thanks for sharing your experience with the...

Thanks for sharing your experience with the install. That is encouraging.

Ben. Your last name is spelled like everyone wants to spell my last name, only mine doesn't have the 'r', so it's...
Forum: COMM 04-02-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Michael Burbidge
SL40 died, repair or GTR 200

My Garmin SL40 Comm Radio died. I can send it in for repair, which according to the avionics shop will be about $850 or I could get the new model, GTR 200.

The GTR 200 is attractive for a few...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Starter/Alternator Link

When do you need a link between the starter and alternator? Here's my setup.

B&C Alternator Boss Mount
B&C Starter

9735
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Protecting leg fairings

At the bottom of the main gear, the leg fairings are very tight, and can eat into the gear. What do you do to protect the gear from the fiberglass fairings. I have used electrical tape successfully....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,472
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Alodine

Looks good.

I don't know what good it does to Alodine the outside skin, before it gets scuffed up for painting. It's Alclad, so it's pretty resistant to corrosion to begin with.

I'd spend my effort...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,453
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Maybe it's just the photo, but the holes in...

Maybe it's just the photo, but the holes in general do not look very crisply dimpled. The immediately surrounding skin should lay very flat.

How are you dimpling these? I assume with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,535
Posted By Michael Burbidge
My 9 whistles at about the same speed. Annoying,...

My 9 whistles at about the same speed. Annoying, but I’ve not been able to pinpoint the source.
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,836
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Why isn't it a good place for the Garmin ADAHRS,...

Why isn't it a good place for the Garmin ADAHRS, or the GMU-11? Is the only reason because of the CAN bus length, or are there other reasons.

Michael-
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,482
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Stall Warning Switch

I'm just installing my stall warning switch, before installing the leading edge. It's not easy getting installed even with full access. I can't imagine removing it and re-installing through the...
Forum: Safety 01-23-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,871
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Gascolator screw size

What size are the screws on the blue Gascolators from Vans? Are they 8s?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Red face Flying Hippos!

A lot of you probably fly multiple aircraft types. As for me, I haven't flown anything but my RV-9A for the last 5 years (360 hours). I also haven't flown a lot of types before that. I trained in a...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,836
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Wing kit wiring harness

The wing kit came with wiring harness. I'm going with Garmin GX3 system. It came with 4 basic harnesses. Two for lighting, one for each wing (WH-00011) One for the roll servo (WH-00013) and one for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,472
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Tape and Stability

Sometimes small practice parts are actually more difficult to rivet without making mistakes like I see you making. The reason being is you do not have other parts of the structure to help provide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,737
Posted By Michael Burbidge
#2

My wife is in category two. I think mainly because she is terrified of flight in general. She has learned to tolerate a commercial flight, though it has to be a 737 or bigger. “Young inexperienced...
Forum: Primers 11-30-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,694
Posted By Michael Burbidge
EkoPrime

Another +1 for Stewart systems EkoPrme. The only drawback is that it leaves a yellow dust in every nook and cranny in the garage.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 830
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Orientation of W-1027A

W-1027A is the fore most wing walk doubler skin. It is almost symmetrical fore/aft. But the wholes in the top and bottom of the skin have 1/16 more edge distance than the other. I cannot see any...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,381
Posted By Michael Burbidge
W-1013A

My RV-14 wing kit only came with 2 W-1013A Aileron Bracket Spacers. The plans call for 4.

After emailing Vans, I think I just discovered why. SB 16-28-03 shipped with my wing kit. My understanding,...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,055
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Transition training 9 to 14

I did transition training with Mike Seager before flying my 9A. I’m currently building a 14A. Would you suggest transition training in a 14A? I’ll have about 500 hours in my 9A when I’m ready to fly...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,117
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Page 16-02

I finally found where the top flanges are dimpled. Page 16-02. And yes there it says to dimple all top wing ribs except those under the wing walk doublers (W-1027A and W-1027B).

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,117
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Dimpling wing rib flanges

On page 14-02 of the wing instructions it says:

"Step 3: ...Dimple all holes (except those called out in Figure 5) in the lower flanges of all wing ribs and flap hinge ribs. This includes the single...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,513
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Countersinking wing spar

On page 10-03 Step 3 instructs to countersink 7 specific #40 holes in top and bottom flange. Then step 7 instructs to countersink remaining skin and rib attach holes.

Two questions:

1) Why was step...
Forum: Tools 10-03-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,505
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Feathering

More sensitive feathering would be very useful, particularly when you have to put the shank that moves against the manufactured head, as is the case with installing the tank attach nutplates on the...
Forum: Tools 10-03-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,505
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Pneumatic Squeezer Trigger

I bought my Pneumatic Squeezer from Cleveland Tools at the beginning of my first build.

The trigger has always be more like an on/off switch than a controllable trigger. It is very sensitive and is...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,869
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Pictures

By the way I did not mean to disparage Vans Aircraft or imply poor quality. It was more of a note to self. I've often thought to myself as I'm filing out punch marks on the edge of parts, that my...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,869
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Machine marks–wing spar

I found it interesting that the machine marks on the doubler part of the wing spar were not removed before assembling the spar. Of course I have no way of removing those or otherwise deburring the...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Michael Burbidge
The general guideline is to put the manufactured...

The general guideline is to put the manufactured head on the thinner material. Not always possible, but when it is, that is the way to go. If you put the shop head on the thinner material, sometimes...
Forum: Northwest 09-05-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Sammamish

Hi Hermann,

I live in Sammamish. I built and fly an RV-9A out of Paine Field. I’m also building another. A 14A. Happy to show you my airplane and build.

Send me a private message if you’re...
Forum: Northwest 08-26-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By Michael Burbidge
RV-9A

I’m an RV-9A pilot based at Paine Field.
Forum: Tools 08-02-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,123
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Can't pull CCR-264SS-3-2

I have three manual rivet pullers. None of them will grab the mandrel of a CCR-264SS-3-2 pop rivet. One of my pullers is sold by Cleavland so at least that one is a quality tool.

Does anyone have...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,905
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Van's supplied static line and quick diconnects

Is there any reason why I can't use a quick disconnect such as https://www.steinair.com/product/fitting-t-14/ with the static line tubing supplied by Van's?

Michael
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,270
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Yup. My question was about the other piece, not...

Yup. My question was about the other piece, not the rudder stops.
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,270
Posted By Michael Burbidge
To save weight

Is the notch out of F-01411D to save weight or for clearance from some part above?

It is a pain to cut out. I've already messed up one part. Ordering another.
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,816
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Nice tool

Hi Darin,

That tool looks great. I already put a slight break, aft of the dimples using my hand seamer. I think it will work out fine.

Michael-
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,816
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Break trailing edge of elevator skins

Somehow I missed the step instructing to put a slight break in the trailing edge of the elevator skin. I've already dimpled. Here are my options:

1) Rivet the trailing edge without the slight...
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,292
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Flight following

I suppose if I went on a flight with flight following, they would notice if my transponder dropped off.

Michael-
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,292
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Stratus

Cool. I have a Stratus. I didn't know about that feature.

Thanks,
Michael-
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,292
Posted By Michael Burbidge
ADS-B Performance Report Failure

I had a Garmin GDL-82 installed in my RV-9A in January. On the first couple of flights I pulled an ADS-B Performance Report and everything looked good.

This week I tried to pull a report on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,964
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Your plane

Bruce,

I think you just wanted an excuse to show us your airplane. And why not, it is a beauty!

Michael-
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-26-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,468
Posted By Michael Burbidge
Washington

The state of Washington has a similar program. There's about 110 participating public use airports. Each airport has a stamp. The state printed books that look something like a passport book. You...
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