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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-21-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,195
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
If you have the usual rotary ignition switch,...

If you have the usual rotary ignition switch, there is a jumper 'defeat' to block one of the magnetos during start. With dual impulses, it MAY not be present.
LOOK AT Emag's installation instructions...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Torque value - look at the Lycoming overhaul...

Torque value - look at the Lycoming overhaul manual, or Superior's torque table -- unless Van's calls for something different.
'Snug' don't cut it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
You're getting there! If these are the...

You're getting there! If these are the veryfirstever, good on you.
Hard to be certain without side- angle view, but it looks like your dimples may be a little deeper than you want. The idea is the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,984
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
I have a set - new, run 2 hrs - just took off my...

I have a set - new, run 2 hrs - just took off my IO-320 for silicone replacements. Sending PM for contact.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Only way to be sure is to count the teeth on the...

Only way to be sure is to count the teeth on the ring gear... Unless it was AT THE FACTORY, I wouldn't trust just using the parts catalogue. Too many variants of these engines, and there's no...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
The 'switch' you're seeing is the power relay,...

The 'switch' you're seeing is the power relay, not the solenoid. The solenoid is integral to that starter. If you have a starter relay in your bird [I'd be surprised if you didn't], should be a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,641
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Double down on cajunwings [#10] above.I've...

Double down on cajunwings [#10] above.I've noticed that the teflon lines also 'take a set'. While not as susceptible to internal cracking/ deterioration, the stressing of moving/ manipulating them...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-31-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,471
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
I believe you're on the right track - but look at...

I believe you're on the right track - but look at the wiring exit at the bottom of your stick first..... and track to the first tie-down of the bundle.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-31-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,058
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
1/2" to 1" diameters try this [or similar -...

1/2" to 1" diameters try this [or similar - several competitors]: Performance Heat Sheath Aluminized Sleeving for Ultimate Heat Shield Protection Barrier 3/4" x 72" (6ft) -- Amazon. Also: Summit,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
50 yrs wrenching, I'm still dealing with this. I...

50 yrs wrenching, I'm still dealing with this. I currently have every AN fitting there is - EXCEPT the one I need today, and $1ks of hardware inventory. At least once a week, I'm asking around the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,143
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
An alternative [particularly for the second 'get...

An alternative [particularly for the second 'get home' belt]:
https://www.usabearingsandbelts.com/m7/A30K--a30k-4lk320-kevlar-vbelt.html
A little work to match your Gates part #, or measure length. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
You've probably self- diagnosed the issue.... ...

You've probably self- diagnosed the issue.... Best option is to get some hand-on from a local who has done the deed, or a tech counselor, or an A&P [tho last doesn't mean they've actually worked on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Lycoming makes a fixture/ tool specifically to...

Lycoming makes a fixture/ tool specifically to meet this challenge - prop vs. governor. The fixture is essentially a plate with appropriate holes and fittings for oil passage/ blocking, and can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
shot in the dark - if you have Garmin radios,...

shot in the dark - if you have Garmin radios, look at the sidetone levels. Have seen examples where settings for headset 'A' make hash&slash with headset 'B'. Ditto with the squelch settings.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,981
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
NOT normal. And not enough data to diagnose from...

NOT normal. And not enough data to diagnose from afar.
Simplistically, gas/recip engine needs 3 things to keep running: air, fuel, spark. Which one is being interrupted? Probably not air -- but that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,229
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
+1

What PC said. Simple joint but takes practice.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-23-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 79,700
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
The early O-540A's in the 250 Comanche had 7/16"...

The early O-540A's in the 250 Comanche had 7/16" valve stems -- later models [and the fix] was to replace with 1/2" heads, which has long been standard. The issue was heat transfer - the smaller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,728
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Excellent product. Not a 1 to 1 replacement for...

Excellent product. Not a 1 to 1 replacement for either adels or standard zip ties, but can be a substitute where adel is too heavy/ large/ inaccessible, or zip would be no-no.
Amazing how many times...
Forum: Propellers 01-19-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,431
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
First saw this tech applied to GA in the 1980s,...

First saw this tech applied to GA in the 1980s, when it was current- value twice as expensive as today. Was good value then, better value now. Focuses on a single rpm, but will help across entire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
teaching trick

I've stolen from others:
Get an Aircraft Spruce print catalogue to keep on the shelf with your AC43.13 -- has pics of many/ most typical hardware. Easiest method to parse the leftover bags of...
Forum: Propellers 01-15-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,712
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
to dekagram

From the pic, your diagnosis is correct - a leaking seal. Depending on your flight sched, and $$/ comptroller issues, fly it or IRAN it [NOT "overhaul"]. It will get worse, but primary issue at this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
to OP's question

prior posts = conventional wisdom for lighter colors, but: To your actual question, consider that headliners are a pain to clean often, and dust will show on black more than tan. Also look at old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,929
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
2 kids in back of 250 Comanche, dog between them...

2 kids in back of 250 Comanche, dog between them [strapped in]. 1 kid calls Ralph, other asleep -- dog only interested in 'who gets the big chunks?'
Different dog, we're following my mother home from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,943
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
to OP: reason

The felt seals were specified to avoid wear on the axles.
I've seen wheels with poor/ no maintenance [where the felts were allowed to harden with grease/dirt, forming a "nice" cutting edge]. And...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Flash - good on you. My point was that it...

Flash -
good on you. My point was that it requires some thinking... not to discourage:
I have a Ly-Con IO-320EXP going into my Falco; flowed, 10:1 ceramics, PMag; turned 206hp at 2760rpm in the test...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Ly-Con has ceramic- coated pistons available in...

Ly-Con has ceramic- coated pistons available in the 10:1 ratio - and others, no doubt... You'll want to do the whole assemblies from the same sourcing, to address the wrist pin strengths, etc.
A...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,269
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
I suspect you are on the right track; you could...

I suspect you are on the right track; you could try checking internal resistance in the old plugs. Next likely culprit here is the harness == either a deteriorating wire, or distributor cap/ contact.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,269
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
`Experience suggests new plugs are gapped...

`Experience suggests new plugs are gapped correctly for [I]something [I] - but rarely for the airplane on which i am installing them....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Yes. One of the first deficiencies i look for --...

Yes.
One of the first deficiencies i look for -- and find too often.
It doesn't need to [and shouldn't, IMHO] be the typical 5,862 page attorney/ marketing mess you get with a new Cessna TTx /...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
also try...

also try here:

https://interavia-aircraft-engine-parts.myshopify.com/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,023
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
+1 on Paul's approach -- learned to use the...

+1 on Paul's approach -- learned to use the bottom of an oil bottle as the funnel shortly after they stopped selling it in cans...
oops, did I just say how old i are?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,689
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
lateral vs tandem

Both of our kids were airborne before age 2 - strictly backseat pax. I wasn't comfortable taking them solo pilot until age 4/5... but they had both been around and in airplanes by then, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,346
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
AND you get the benefit of actual seals at the...

AND you get the benefit of actual seals at the intake, replacing those ^&*(% paper failures... which is what the kit is about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
concur w/ DanH - best viable remedy/ most likely...

concur w/ DanH - best viable remedy/ most likely cause.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
concur

worst placement of 'insulation' is around the exhaust -- it will shorten life [constant temperature swings means precipitation of moisture, retention of heat, etc.], makes visual inspection...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
correct clamp

is oetiker stepless, in stainless. available in US through Grainger, amazon - but check source from the latter, and do not select the '2-ear' variety. You will need the oetiker pliers for install/...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
guessing

those compression check numbers were at 5 hrs??? if so, one low could indicate rings not yet seated - or a lot of other [more bad-type] things.
Get a new check - with BORESCOPE pics. Compression...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,893
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
concur

With Steve and Bevan:
A. The unit I used is about the same size as Steve's - getting any smaller for a rebuildable unit with low flow restriction appears to be unobtanium -as is any unit with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,941
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
not for Osh

but experience says that a full rainfly on a dome tent [little crossflow] will generate condensation and frost inside the tent in the cold. 6" of snow, -10F, and nowhere dry for 10 miles is not a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,941
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
not conflicting, just confusing

FIRST, you set the e-gap [which is what Slick calls 'internal timing']. A lot easier to define if I could show you one...
SECOND, after inserting a lock pin to keep the armature from rotating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Hangar space is pretty tight here. PM sent.

Hangar space is pretty tight here.
PM sent.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,289
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
same thing

Blueflyer -
to address your question, you're seeing two names for the same function. Which one you'd use depends what your original set-up is/ what you're replacing.
HOWEVER, other poster has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,331
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
i promised myself not to do this but

PLEASE go read 43.13. The nut plate method described does not transfer the loads, resulting in local stresses in the skin - which in your case is a STRUCTURAL MEMBER. The bonding method MAY be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
yeah - seriously DON'T do that. Start over. Not...

yeah - seriously DON'T do that. Start over. Not just a heat issue, but also vibration fail mode with soldering there. Probably somebody not knowing what materials/ fittings to use with the NyLo......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
ditto. could require anything from...

ditto. could require anything from timing-to-engine check, to complete overhaul.
If I were asked to do a conditional, with no logbooks, the first step would be to re-create the logs as best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Ditto on IO-320. Had to lengthen the electrical...

Ditto on IO-320. Had to lengthen the electrical cable; I believe there is a kit with a small extender available out there, to make that easier.
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,089
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Ditto Barry: Which unit? Sounds like you have two...

Ditto Barry: Which unit?
Sounds like you have two altitude encoder signals - one from HXr and another from [or through] the UAvionics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,897
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Charlie - sent you an email off line. Others: hp...

Charlie - sent you an email off line.

Others: hp for hp, Falco slightly faster [given equal build quality/ finish]; as an AMT i would agree that the complexity is an issue... Newest designs prove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,897
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Talking no - find a Falco. You won't suffer for speed......

no - find a Falco. You won't suffer for speed... or handling.
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Short answer: I know of no such empirical...

Short answer: I know of no such empirical data.
Longer: A. I have used two programs to identify 'best match' between existing propeller choices and airframe; there are more. This is not a simple...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-12-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
to keep from going crazy

START with the internal/ E-gap timing before you re-time to the engine.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,114
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
+1 Ken

Saw a repetitive failure like this some yrs back - owner kept replacing an avionics relay switch with incorrect unit. Would work long enough to get him off the ground....
With low voltage, check your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
oh dear

Find a different shop. NO ADSB or other avionic unit is going to list an Experimental Amateur Built aircraft as 'an approved type'.
The whole point of the SkyBeacon is to simplify the install where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,618
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
'lag'

Different engine models require/ are designed for different timing of the ignition spark. Generally, they fall into two categories [for purposes of magneto ignition systems]: 20 degrees past...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,783
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
+1 Bill

What he said. If you read the P-Mag manuals, they explain why they recommend against aircraft plugs with their units...
So think of it this way: you're doing exactly what you would have done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,369
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
A. A friend loaned me his to look over... this...

A. A friend loaned me his to look over... this thing is exhaustive [maybe exhausting??]. Definitely covers all the bases, in one place -- clearly intended for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,389
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
what wirejock said, to fix. remember you are...

what wirejock said, to fix.
remember you are RELIEVING potential edges - not polishing it out [don't take the alclad any more than can be helped].
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 527,943
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Look at McFarlane. They make this in 2...

Look at McFarlane. They make this in 2 sizes:
https://www.mcfarlaneaviation.com/products/product/6ADH/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,521
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Attend the Colo Pilot's Assn seminar and flight...

Attend the Colo Pilot's Assn seminar and flight training. PERIOD.
There is no better, except 200+ hrs' personal instruction from a master mountain terrain pilot -- including flying search patterns...
Forum: ADS-B 12-11-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Check the calibration of the altitude encoder....

Check the calibration of the altitude encoder. Sounds like it could be off more than spec.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,502
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Colorado taxes

The Colorado Pilots' Association was successful, many years ago, in getting the property/ licensing tax removed for all based aircraft. CPA is one of the best resources for GenAv in the State.
You...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
sorry OP

re-read your post - you're already blocking the oil cooler. Later posts tell it right - try a SMALL plate to partially block inlet air, a la Cessna. Outlet flow is better engineering, but inlet is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,138
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
Benchmark

Meant to include it - sorry:
Go to the Mac App Store, look for 'Seqouia Benchmark'. Long-term development by Alfred Scott, who was Sequoia Aircraft - Falcos, don'tchuno....
But if you generate the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,632
Posted By Red Mtn flyer
particulate/ condensate scavenging is the issue...

particulate/ condensate scavenging is the issue with 'cold' CHTs, leading to associated wear/ fouling/ etc. Running richer would only exacerbate those issues. While 375F is "ideal" [ok, guys, pick...
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