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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Walt
I used a thin SS piece contoured to fit the cowl...

I used a thin SS piece contoured to fit the cowl which hides the pin and has the added benefit of tying the upper and lower together to prevent stress on the hinges.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Walt
An example From the Cirrus SR22 flight manual,...

An example From the Cirrus SR22 flight manual, certainly one of the most modern GA aircraft around.

Avionics Power Switch
A rocker switch, labeled AVIONICS, controls electrical power from the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By Walt
Another good reason for an avionics master is to...

Another good reason for an avionics master is to reduce battery load during start. Why have an additional 10 amp load sucking valuable energy from the battery when you crank the starter. Do you start...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,807
Posted By Walt
You might learn some new words if you're around...

You might learn some new words if you're around when I have an aircraft come in with all these "fancy" fasteners.
Pretty sure most mechanics (folks that do this for a living) feel the same way.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-01-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Walt
Looking for a 3 blade Catto prop box, DFW area

I have a Catto 3 blade prop off an RV7 that needs to go in for repair (Nickle LE crack) and looking for a box to ship it in.
Thanks,
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By Walt
Wingtip generally works good but you still have...

Wingtip generally works good but you still have lights/hardware and aileron counterweight to contend with.[ CAN bus should be twisted/shielded pair separate from power wires.]
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Walt
Pretty sure I learned that from you, my G3X sensi...

Pretty sure I learned that from you, my G3X sensi :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Walt
I always install a GA26X on the PFD and G5, cheap...

I always install a GA26X on the PFD and G5, cheap insurance to ensure a GPS signal is always available.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,807
Posted By Walt
Hmmm...That pretty much negates the vibration...

Hmmm...That pretty much negates the vibration resistant (locking) feature of the nutplate.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-30-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Walt
Shoot me an email, I know someone that may be...

Shoot me an email, I know someone that may be interested
Walt
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,807
Posted By Walt
You have a PN handy?

You have a PN handy?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-29-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,807
Posted By Walt
Stainless is soft, I only use when needed for...

Stainless is soft, I only use when needed for cosmetic reasons
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Walt
The above only true with stepper motor style AP,...

The above only true with stepper motor style AP, the Garmin does not do that.
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,828
Posted By Walt
I'm with Paul on this one, and I'm especially not...

I'm with Paul on this one, and I'm especially not fond of the trim system in the 14, be careful that the springs don't wear into the aileron torque tube.
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,539
Posted By Walt
Unless the roll pins got bent from over torquing...

Unless the roll pins got bent from over torquing I can’t see how that could be, the roll pins are one piece and go all the thru ‘assuming’ WW does it like everyone else which I think they do.
PS;...
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,539
Posted By Walt
The roll pin, which is what you go through is one...

The roll pin, which is what you go through is one piece, are you calling the hole in the roll pin the core?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-21-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Walt
Adjust the idle mixture first, very unlikely the...

Adjust the idle mixture first, very unlikely the main jet needs changing.
Small adjustments do a lot, no more than 1/2 turn at most on the rod.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Walt
Easiest, pick up some new mags on VAF and an...

Easiest, pick up some new mags on VAF and an AFP150 or Bendix injection system.
Removed one of those from a friends RV9/Mattituck engine, he never could get it to run right.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,648
Posted By Walt
Sorry to say but that sucker is trashed :eek:

Sorry to say but that sucker is trashed :eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Walt
Wire wound starters like the B/C or NL draw about...

Wire wound starters like the B/C or NL draw about half the current of a PM starter.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Walt
Lock washers missing? Also need to be careful on...

Lock washers missing?
Also need to be careful on CB's that the screw is not too long, Klixon uses a very short screw.
Forum: Propellers 09-19-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,539
Posted By Walt
Put me in that “believe it or not” camp, waste of...

Put me in that “believe it or not” camp, waste of time IMO. Put a torque wrench on them at CI if you’re worried about it.
I’ve seen sheared bolts that would visually appear fine, until you put a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Walt
As Steve said, there is nothing new to the 73,...

As Steve said, there is nothing new to the 73, the connext is GTN-GDU470 via 232.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Walt
I've done a couple of these upgrades, it...

I've done a couple of these upgrades, it generally does take adding a 232 line from the GTN to the GDU470 to get the Connext connection as that usually was not installed. However, if you were smart...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By Walt
Or it’s designed to be on an avionics buss...

Or it’s designed to be on an avionics buss :eek:

FWIW; below is from the Garmin STC install manual (I have this bad habit of trying to comply with manufacturers installation instructions even if not...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By Walt
Many items these days don't have on/off switches,...

Many items these days don't have on/off switches, pulling breakers, if you have them, is the only option to turn off or reboot an item.
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By Walt
I've had the B&C OV crowbar trip when the starter...

I've had the B&C OV crowbar trip when the starter contactor was de-energized with no flyback diode, the resulting spike was enough to trip it so obviously that spike is on the buss.
Forum: GPS 09-13-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By Walt
Carl, you have how many switches/contactors in...

Carl, you have how many switches/contactors in your dual buss/dual battery system?

My personal opinion is there is no reason not to have an avionics buss/busses, I like having control of loads and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 1,369,810
Posted By Walt
Talking Dang that’s a nice panel :D Thanks Jack!

Dang that’s a nice panel :D
Thanks Jack!
Forum: Texas (North) 09-12-2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Walt
If you get here Thursday I could put you in the...

If you get here Thursday I could put you in the hanger for a few days, will be heading to petit Jean Fri-sun.
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Walt
Sad to hear, and one reason I prefer small...

Sad to hear, and one reason I prefer small 'custom' builders. It seems every large Co. prefers to hire less qualified folks so they can pay lower wages. I think they miss the big picture (or just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By Walt
Fuel Filter didn't catch any of this??

Fuel Filter didn't catch any of this??
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Walt
Just replaced my ‘9’ rudder with an ‘8’ rudder....

Just replaced my ‘9’ rudder with an ‘8’ rudder. Shoot me an email if you’re interested.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,311
Posted By Walt
The flywheel holes are an approved location for...

The flywheel holes are an approved location for Lycoming.
BTW this thread is like 3 yrs old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 887
Posted By Walt
I've had the Van's capacitive senders in since...

I've had the Van's capacitive senders in since the beginning with the EI FL-2C, which they used to sell a converter for, which apparently in no longer available.
I've since upgrade the FL2 to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Walt
Probably not, but it's not considered good...

Probably not, but it's not considered good practice to bundle sensor leads with high current or high voltage wires.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-07-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Walt
A high quality 2X will easily drive 1/8 rivets.

A high quality 2X will easily drive 1/8 rivets.
Forum: COMM 09-07-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Walt
<10ma, so almost anything will do.

<10ma, so almost anything will do.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By Walt
Why do folks keep saying Dynon updates are free...

Why do folks keep saying Dynon updates are free (true for VFR only), if you compare apples to apples though they are not 'Free'.
Dynon Charts/procedures/airport diagrams are $119yr (Feb 2022)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-06-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,316
Posted By Walt
Not exactly true, discussed many times so won't...

Not exactly true, discussed many times so won't bother to repeat:

https://vansairforce.net/community/archive/index.php/t-192956.html
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Walt
Lots of better ones out there, EI, UMA, RC...

Lots of better ones out there, EI, UMA, RC Allen.
Personally I like knowing what the current output is.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By Walt
RV7: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L8XRKkH/...

RV7:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-L8XRKkH/0/X2/i-L8XRKkH-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-scjFBSn/0/X2/i-scjFBSn-X2.jpg
Forum: Safety 09-04-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,010
Posted By Walt
Handles just fine, I did tend to use too much...

Handles just fine, I did tend to use too much rudder pressure at first, so less pressure required to offset yaw. Kinda like Mark said earlier, power steering.



The 8 rudder was originally provided...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,010
Posted By Walt
Yes, to the best of my knowledge.

Yes, to the best of my knowledge.
Forum: Safety 09-03-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,010
Posted By Walt
As promised, original 7/8 rudder installed. If...

As promised, original 7/8 rudder installed.
If nothing else I do think the smaller size looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,199
Posted By Walt
Original RV8 rudder installed:eek: GloCustom did...

Original RV8 rudder installed:eek:
GloCustom did a great job matching and painting.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc-stuff/i-TrZNx8D/0/4479c74d/X2/2022090319075883--1131765071990880778-IMG_1905-X2.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,178
Posted By Walt
http://www.continental.aero/titan/experimental-kit...

http://www.continental.aero/titan/experimental-kit-engines.aspx?utm_source=vansairforce.net&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=titan&utm_content=150x120px

About 44k last I heard but suggest you contact JB...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,102
Posted By Walt
Is Van’s punching holes mechanically still or...

Is Van’s punching holes mechanically still or using a laser?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,178
Posted By Walt
Titan (Continental) IO-370, parallel valve, 205...

Titan (Continental) IO-370, parallel valve, 205 HP W/3 blade MT :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Walt
Last time the unit was overhauled? I usually...

Last time the unit was overhauled?
I usually treat carb servicing on a calendar time, 12 yrs or TBO, whichever comes first.
Forum: Propellers 09-02-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Walt
Not exclusive to 91, happened in the 121 world...

Not exclusive to 91, happened in the 121 world also.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,452
Posted By Walt
Typo, I meant 816-6D and 816-4-4D (not 814), that...

Typo, I meant 816-6D and 816-4-4D (not 814), that would give you a 1/4 in and 3/8 out of the cube, both standard fittings used in the cube.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,452
Posted By Walt
Actually, much easier than that, other than...

Actually, much easier than that, other than finding a cap laying around an AN816-6D in one end of the cube and an AN816-4-4D in the other end is all, just 2 fittings needed, the -4 restricted fitting...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,452
Posted By Walt
Not what I said so please don't put words in my...

Not what I said so please don't put words in my mouth, but trust me, if Boeing/Douglas didn't make it near impossible to screw things up there would be many more errors then there are today. They've...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,452
Posted By Walt
That's not the point, from my perspective the...

That's not the point, from my perspective the mechanic was setup to fail with a non-standard part installed that looked like every other AN fitting he's seen. Somehow, he was supposed to know that...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,452
Posted By Walt
I think this is a rather short-sighted approach...

I think this is a rather short-sighted approach to a potential gotchya. With that attitude every plane crash is obviously because of a stupid pilot.



The major plane makers figured out a long time...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,452
Posted By Walt
Not sure I agree with this, quite a few accidents...

Not sure I agree with this, quite a few accidents on record that were likely due to carb/vapor lock issues, there is definitely enough fuel in the bowl for a quick run up and get you off the ground,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-30-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 784
Posted By Walt
SRV02A is/was the Beringer PN, ACS has some new...

SRV02A is/was the Beringer PN, ACS has some new PN’s I haven’t seen before so not sure, and I don’t think they come with tire’s anymore.
Nothing against Allen but I have a few modded wheels from him...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-30-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,452
Posted By Walt
Very unfortunate, probably some young A&P who has...

Very unfortunate, probably some young A&P who has never worked on an RV and there was no way for him to know that was a special fitting.
Perhaps fittings like that should be identified somehow as...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-30-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,452
Posted By Walt
They used the restricted fitting which normally...

They used the restricted fitting which normally is for fuel pressure as the main output to the carb, major oops !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Walt
Totally agree with this, no leaks/seeps in 18...

Totally agree with this, no leaks/seeps in 18 yrs. They will cost you a bit more than a standard nut plate though.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By Walt
Agree with Scott, intermittent field can easily...

Agree with Scott, intermittent field can easily cause a spike on the bus and trip the OV circuit. The 60a alt connector would be high on the suspect list. (I prefer the connector on the 40a unit,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By Walt
Almost sounds like an OV sense or loose field...

Almost sounds like an OV sense or loose field connection which can trigger an OV trip.
Try pulling the bus sense wire off pin 3 and jump it to pin 6. (This will eliminate a few items at least)
Forum: Tools 08-26-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Walt
Depends on the gun, my Cleco 2X can handle-4’s...

Depends on the gun, my Cleco 2X can handle-4’s easily and I much prefer it over the 3X for the -3’s.
This would be my top choice...
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