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Forum: RV-14 03-20-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By rhill
C.G. issues

50 + pounds of dead weight is not the answer. A longer extended Motor mount might be. Move the whole power plant & Prop 2 to 6" forward, it would require modifying the mount or having a custom mount...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By rhill
Humidity, uncoated steel

Humidity is the concern & uncoated steel on the lifters &cam. Bed&Bath has clothing bags that vacuum seal, the art supply sells dissident. I live 3 miles from the Atlantic, so I keep my shop at >35%...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By rhill
I don't know of any new chrome cylinders. Channel...

I don't know of any new chrome cylinders. Channel chrome is a process to restore used cylinders to serviceable dimensions. Once done the base is painted Orange or the fins on top by the plug holes...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-11-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By rhill
A little bit of fiberglass work and a new...

A little bit of fiberglass work and a new carburetor, be done with it. You have to have trust in your bird, you can't get out and walk. IMHO
RHill
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-10-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By rhill
Ellison Throttle body injection

I'm sorry to hear you are having issues. I may be wrong here but is this a Throttle body injection system, or some kind of weird bottle thing? There is plenty of information on the web.looks like...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-14-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By rhill
SR adaptors

I can use these. PM sent
RHill
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By rhill
MA4-5

I just wanted to point out.There may be other issues going on. Porous Float comes to mind. Health of the mags/plugs another. OP has soot on plugs. Nice 50 rpm rise on shut down. Lack of power....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By rhill
MA4-5

There are three carbs for this engine & configuration your 10-4164-1 is known to run rich. I'm told the 10-3878 works better in the RV. If I may ask. How is your Float? Mo gas is very corrosive to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,102
Posted By rhill
Lycoming

Sky Ranch Engine manual is by far the best at explaining the in's and outs.
Lycoming overhaul Manual plus the table of limits.
an up to date parts Manual is a must.
A complete list of AD's,Sb's
ebay...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,038
Posted By rhill
Tom, Words fail me, I'm very sorry for your...

Tom, Words fail me, I'm very sorry for your loss. One day we all fly west and will meet again!
RHill
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,489
Posted By rhill
What do we really want from an engine?

For me #1 is Reliability, #2 is Longevity will this motor go 2000 hours + ? Cost of service and installation? We use a 70 year old design that has been perfected by Lycoming for its intended purpose,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,242
Posted By rhill
Thank you Bill, I did see that and updated the...

Thank you Bill, I did see that and updated the other post.
RHill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,242
Posted By rhill
Swapping 7a to a 7 what goes what stays

Are the 7a main gear legs the same as the tail wheel main gear legs? Now that the new mount & nose gear are out. I'm converting to tail wheel.Less weight,less hassle, no steps,etc. Anyone with a 7 or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,547
Posted By rhill
Thats life & Facts don't care about my feelings

I understand, I've held off finishing my 7a due to an unhappy wife and the noodle nose gear. I'll bite the bullet and upgrade. $3K is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of the finished ship....
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,547
Posted By rhill
Exclamation How Much?????

I'm having trouble with the math $3,000.00 to up grade and I'll be on my own to sell the orphaned mount + Leg. If that's not bad enough Vans has set the resale price to $720 as this is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,548
Posted By rhill
There were a mutatude of issues not just one.

Correct form landing,is a must in these light,high performance planes.I wish conditions were always ideal but they are not. There are real problems with the classic gear. The bound up wheel bearings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,548
Posted By rhill
Classic Mount & Leg resale value?

Classic sounds so much better then OLD mount. A returned mount & leg gets you a $700 credit,this kind of sets the price for the rest of us unfortunately.Vans list is $1200 for the mount and $267.50...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,656
Posted By rhill
Back Rivet with an extended off set ATS...

Back Rivet with an extended off set ATS 2470-12D,lots of masking tape so you don't mark things up.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By rhill
7a Questions

I'll try to help,So IMHO

1. The plans are much improved over the years from the start in 2001.They tend to be all inclusive at the beginning, Tail,Wing and trail off as your experience grows.Whats...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,973
Posted By rhill
CS to FP and back again

Best of both worlds. Check to make sure the rear cover plate is the pressure relief style,install the front plug. You should be good to go FP. When you have an extra $10K you can add a CS prop.:)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,973
Posted By rhill
CS to FP and back again

Post a picture of what you have. If you have the adapter and the steel line in place, your good to go. The S.S. Line is expensive. Its a little added weight in trade for the easy conversion to CS...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,020
Posted By rhill
I have some old DVDs that were very instructional...

I have some old DVDs that were very instructional that I can send you for shipping,sadly on DVD. Join the local EAA chapter plenty of help available.
RHill
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,020
Posted By rhill
Videos

Do you still have a DVD player?
RHill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,568
Posted By rhill
sleep test

Given you are an open water swimmer,forgive me for asking is your neck size > = 7" ?, I don't know of anyone who was prescribed a sleep test who passed it.It's designed to justify prescribing sleep...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,451
Posted By rhill
Red face Reselling a RV

Just noticed a price change went into effect today for the 7a QB,A new kit & optioned out at your door $41K. After a recent move I toyed with selling my 7a kit.I placed an ad on Barnstormers. That's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By rhill
Not fill form corrosion

Well its not fill form corrosion.It forms as white powder and then dust as the metal deteriorates. Where was the kit stored? How old is the kit?Most likely oil residue from shipping.Photos help if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By rhill
7 panel

39 1/2" x 10 1/2" add 1" for the 90 degree bottom lip

RHill
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 22,696
Posted By rhill
Years ago, I would buy new ND self exciting...

Years ago, I would buy new ND self exciting alternators on ebay for well less then $100 made in Taiwan. The plan was to use a Mercedes OV regulator module for the Avionics circuit to cover a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 46,058
Posted By rhill
Not to hijack a thread but... Has any work been...

Not to hijack a thread but... Has any work been done with a 7a tip,0-360,Catto prop,light weight with the extended (2") 0-320 mount to better configure the envelope for the light end of the build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,938
Posted By rhill
Lots of exposed steel inside a Lycoming engine,if...

Lots of exposed steel inside a Lycoming engine,if it has sat in a humid environment,it may have developed rust in the cylinder bores & camshaft.
The best way to check is to remove a cylinder and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,398
Posted By rhill
No other kit plane gives the builder the...

No other kit plane gives the builder the Performance to Value ratio of Vans aircraft. That was true in the beginning as it is today. The suitability of aluminum far exceeds the structural life of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2016, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,928
Posted By rhill
RV 7 qb

PM sent.......................:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,651
Posted By rhill
The proper size Snap-on screw driver might work.I...

The proper size Snap-on screw driver might work.I would pull the unit off the plane for overhaul myself.IMHO
RHill
Forum: Safety 04-10-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,237
Posted By rhill
Scott, I think you nailed it. They call it...

Scott, I think you nailed it. They call it Methyl,Ethel,Death for a reason.May not be a bad time to check in with GP and a little blood work.IMHO
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,901
Posted By rhill
Where's your sense of adventure,wile musing about...

Where's your sense of adventure,wile musing about a friends blue mountain melt down in low broken at 2,000 have your glass go black screen,then display "System Unavailable, Fly Straight & level" a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,543
Posted By rhill
Well..... It's a early wide deck with fixed...

Well..... It's a early wide deck with fixed through studs,cam wear and cam failure can happen at about 50/50 mix if all things being equal. Send everything out for inspection&tagging. I suspect these...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-25-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 121,773
Posted By rhill
Polymagnets......Game changer??? ...

Polymagnets......Game changer??? http://www.polymagnet.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,421
Posted By rhill
Buy a QB kit someone has to part with,still...

Buy a QB kit someone has to part with,still plenty of building to do.Or by the way QB wings not only have the tanks built you get all the control surfaces done also. Then you can SB the fuse well...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,892
Posted By rhill
Not to add confusion to the matter. All these...

Not to add confusion to the matter. All these parts are stone ground.When you send lifters in,there are thrown in a pile.When time permits,they are cleaned,inspected and there faces reground,then put...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,892
Posted By rhill
Many an RV project ran into issues buying a...

Many an RV project ran into issues buying a "rebuilt engine" for a few thousand less from an air boat shop. Two quintessential expressions come from the rebuilding industry. 1) Paint it black and...
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,892
Posted By rhill
Cam's&Tappet's

Yes, I agree......and No,there is more to the story.Failure rates are about 50/50 between new and proven,don't forget tappets will need to be tagged or replaced also.Have you sent your parts in for...
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,530
Posted By rhill
Kit value

Well....... As far as the Judge is concerned,its a pile of sheet metal and a dream(small stack of photos of your scrap pile). Yes the price is listed on the web site and as a man with a dream you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,288
Posted By rhill
Well........The seller may disagree. Outside of...

Well........The seller may disagree. Outside of manufacture run in time.The engine was never run(The OP didn't elaborate on if it had been hung or was sitting in a box.I suspect the ECI cylinders...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,288
Posted By rhill
If I may ask what is core value of a brand new...

If I may ask what is core value of a brand new engine? These were $25K plus when new 9 years ago and have proven to be good engines with ONE caveat
The ECI cylinders they were built with.Something...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,674
Posted By rhill
Great Question,130 to 140 extra pounds on the...

Great Question,130 to 140 extra pounds on the front.What other mods are required, Landing gear?SJ cowl?With batteries getting lighter some of the old tricks may not apply?
R.Hill
0-360/Catto3B
Forum: Tools 02-11-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,215
Posted By rhill
Snap-On Tools

As a young apprentice the Snap-on Truck would come once a week,I couldn't wait to get on that truck and be with the Chrome Goodies it carried.It was the same feeling I had as a child after school...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,953
Posted By rhill
wing tips

Bone head composites makes a carbon cap that also gives you the clip wing advantage.I'm more inclined to think in the other direction like extending the tips with Horner drop tips, I've seen them on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,421
Posted By rhill
Time to add Prop and spinner booties. What are...

Time to add Prop and spinner booties. What are you useing for leading edge tape
seems to be holding up well.
RHill
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-24-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,953
Posted By rhill
Bat Tips

The real difference is the lighting recess is much larger on the new tips to accommodate taxi lights if your not a fan of cutting holes in your leading edges. Early fiberglass from Vans on occasion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2016, 04:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,870
Posted By rhill
Search term

Try searching " Fuel Jug" on Summit. Sometimes its all where you look.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,089
Posted By rhill
Fuel Vents in a nose gear flip over

Fuel vents and how to prevent fuel leaking in the event of an off field landing are a concern to nose wheel RVs,bad enough to be hanging from the shoulder straps,the last thing I need is leaking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By rhill
No one to my knowledge has ever brought it up. I...

No one to my knowledge has ever brought it up. I collect vintage Italian bikes (pre1983) and have seen some nasty rust on some left out in the weather.I brush the tubes with PB buster anti-corrosion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,356
Posted By rhill
Gaps

Technology gaps, This might be one area that not much has changed over time.
Much like Lycomings, If it works why change it much?... 1/4" titanium plate sounds more like a A-10 then an RV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,356
Posted By rhill
"It is housed within a stainless-steel shell that...

"It is housed within a stainless-steel shell that contains titanium or aluminum and a high-temperature insulation of dry silica material." So the Black Box is designed to withstand an impact of 3,400...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,396
Posted By rhill
"From these clues the decision was to ream #4...

"From these clues the decision was to ream #4 exhaust valve guide. After removing that valve spring we found the valve to be free moving ? not at all stuck. On further inspection we found the valve,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,287
Posted By rhill
Numbers please

Hi, Can you post your numbers and what tap port you are getting your readings from please?
RHill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,838
Posted By rhill
Glad to hear your home.Nothing like sleeping in...

Glad to hear your home.Nothing like sleeping in your own bed and no, nobody sleep's in a hospital very well.Get better Tom.
RHill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,500
Posted By rhill
Give Vince a call and see what he says,N540VF is...

Give Vince a call and see what he says,N540VF is a modified 8 and doesn't have the nose gear to contend with,neither did Chads 7. Two and a half years later I'm still looking for a new unwanted 12"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,500
Posted By rhill
Even at 2" you gain some movement but still not...

Even at 2" you gain some movement but still not enough compensation to load 100 pounds behind the spar with low fuel. I just found this clip of the last time Bret filled up with ethyl!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,500
Posted By rhill
Engine mount spacer

True enough.If I may ask which mount do you have the 10" or 12"?How much extra space did you have on the back side of your cowl?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,500
Posted By rhill
When I told Vans what I wanted to do,I got shot...

When I told Vans what I wanted to do,I got shot down I needed the 0-360 cowl but wanted the 0-320 mount 10" vs 12" for the same reason I have a Catto 3B this creates a rear bias CG and less baggage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,500
Posted By rhill
It's another angle on the problem of light prop...

It's another angle on the problem of light prop and CG in the 7A.Keep in mind your moving the nose strut socket away from the firewall also.The 12" mount gains 2" over the 10" mount wile keeping the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,838
Posted By rhill
Sometimes I don't know whats worse The disease or...

Sometimes I don't know whats worse The disease or the cure.Best wishes for a speedy recovery Tom,I'll keep you in my paryes.
RHill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,753
Posted By rhill
Stryofoam is your friend!

Styrofoam and cheap moving blankets from HF and lots of cardboard.
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