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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-11-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By blueflyer
good info

Yep, that is helpful, it helps me gauge the waiting time. I am hoping Byron moves a little quicker. I'll get on the list over at Livermore as well.

Maybe I will run across a private owner who is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-11-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By blueflyer
Hangar Space at Byron Field (C83) or Buchanan (KCCR)

If anyone has hangar space at Byron Field (C83) or Buchanan (KCCR), please let me know. Also, if anyone has any guidance/insight on finding hangar space at these airports, I would be all ears!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,611
Posted By blueflyer
UV flashlight

I found that a UV flashlight from harbor freight ($8) will make the fresh leaky oil glow green. Nothing added to the oil to make it glow. I was surprised how well it shows the fresh leaky oil....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,564
Posted By blueflyer
Its that retractable gear that make it look so...

Its that retractable gear that make it look so fast! Great shot.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By blueflyer
bag source?

Any info in where one would source an appropriate bag?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By blueflyer
Yep, mine too. But mine actually settles in at...

Yep, mine too. But mine actually settles in at just below 6....more like 5.75 on the dipstick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By blueflyer
All ATP

If you do an Internet search for "accelerated instrument training" I think you would get some results that might fit your request.

Like maybe a program like All...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By blueflyer
That is a good point, and a very big negative for...

That is a good point, and a very big negative for sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By blueflyer
Element Fire Extinguisher

This looks very interesting as an alternative fire extinguisher. I do not see anything specifically regarding its effect on aluminum. Anyone have thoughts about this product for our...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By blueflyer
Thank you Mel.

Thank you Mel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By blueflyer
New Project-Can I install a 121.5 ELT?

Can I install a 121.5 ELT in a new EAB project, or am I required to install a 406 ELT?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By blueflyer
I love it!

I love it!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-12-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By blueflyer
Repair kit part number

Very timely post. I just saw my 10-30 master cylinders are leaking where the piston pin exits the top of the master cylinder. What was the repair kit part number you purchased?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 106,796
Posted By blueflyer
I just renewed an N number reservation this...

I just renewed an N number reservation this morning on the FAA website. Paid via credit card.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By blueflyer
All good info. My post was an effort to...

All good info. My post was an effort to understand the difference between the "stainless steel" and "steel" fittings offered by spruce and why I would choose one of those over the other. It sounds...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By blueflyer
Steel or Stainless Steel Fittings?

Aircraft Spruce offers both a (black) steel fitting, and stainless steel fitting. What is the difference in them and where would you use one over the other?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By blueflyer
Table V does say "Stud Min Driving Torque" now...

Table V does say "Stud Min Driving Torque" now that I went back and looked again. Thanks for the prodding. :o
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By blueflyer
1.25 ft-lbs

wow, according to table V on the second to last page, it says 1.25 foot pounds. much lower than I would have expected.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up perfect. Thanks to both.

perfect. Thanks to both.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By blueflyer
Case Bolt Torque Value?

What is the torque value for the bolts that connect the two halves of the engine (not through bolts)?
Forum: Southeast 11-22-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By blueflyer
KNEW

I fly into New Orleans Lakefront (KNEW) when I go into New Orleans. Never had a problem. I don't go often, and usually just day trips, but as I recall, they don't charge me a tie down fee if I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By blueflyer
It was a local shop to me. Lesson learned I...

It was a local shop to me. Lesson learned I guess. Next time I'll ship them to one of the well known magneto businesses for inspection.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By blueflyer
Finished!

I got my mags timed finally. As I said above, this is my first time doing this, so I have no idea if what I'm about to describe below had any impact on the timing, or I just somehow got them timed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By blueflyer
2nd try

All good points, thank you all. I am headed back out to the airport now to try again today with your suggestions in mind.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By blueflyer
Mag voodoo

Yes, left mag has the impulse coupling. I'm sure I did do that, but honestly I did so many rotations/mag bumps today, I cant recall it all.

This is my first time trying to install mags, so I guess...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By blueflyer
Magneto Timing Help

I am trying to put my mags back on after a 500 our inspection on a Lycoming 0-360. My mags say left rotation and 25*. When I test run, the right mag is not working properly. Here was my install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,007
Posted By blueflyer
I use Tach for everything, and Hobbs for my pilot...

I use Tach for everything, and Hobbs for my pilot logbook.
Forum: COMM 10-27-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up That's good stuff Bob, thank you. Exactly what I...

That's good stuff Bob, thank you. Exactly what I needed help understanding.
Forum: COMM 10-27-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By blueflyer
Bob Archer comm antenna work in an RV?

will a bob archer comm antenna work in our aluminum RVs? If so, where is the best mounting location?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,178
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up i have a starter button on the top of my infinity...

i have a starter button on the top of my infinity stick grip and i am very happy with it. Hitting it after start has never been a concern of mine.
Forum: Autopilots 09-18-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By blueflyer
compass calibration?

If I recall correctly, the AP in heading mode will tend to wander if your compass calibration isn't spot on. I think if you posted this question on the Dynon forum, you would get an answer from a...
Forum: Tools 09-10-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,599
Posted By blueflyer
You have just made my offset useable again, thank...

You have just made my offset useable again, thank you! I swore it off because of the wander. I never could hold consistent pressure to stop the wander because it never fails, the rivet is in a spot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By blueflyer
Batteries + Bulbs Store

I get mine at my local Batteries+Bulbs store. Not sure how you can check the dates with online orders.
Forum: Southeast 08-20-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,312
Posted By blueflyer
I know a few. PM me your phone number so we can...

I know a few. PM me your phone number so we can talk and I'll get you connected.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By blueflyer
Answer from Andair

Here is the response and diagram I received from Andair:

Hello,
No, donít remove the safety wire unless you are going to replace the O-ring.
The O-ring goes onto the plunger, attached is a drawing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By blueflyer
Andair Fuel Valve (DV125) question

I received my Andair fuel valve (DV125), and there is safety wire on the top end of the drain valve (the end that screws up inside the gascolator bowl). Are you supposed to remove that safety wire? ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By blueflyer
I just bought an Andair gascolator and was...

I just bought an Andair gascolator and was wondering the same thing. It seems like I would rather use the red stuff for this application, but I bought the green off Amazon.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,133
Posted By blueflyer
I think flyboys sell a drill jig as well.

I think flyboys sell a drill jig as well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-21-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,067
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up Nice!

Nice, cheap and simple. Great tip.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,441
Posted By blueflyer
You can buy these flexible hose clamp pliers at...

You can buy these flexible hose clamp pliers at autozone, etc. I bought a pair yesterday for a tough to reach hose clamp on my truck. It worked OK on this large diameter hose clamp, but I bet it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,340
Posted By blueflyer
I could not agree more. Makes the job so easy.

I could not agree more. Makes the job so easy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,585
Posted By blueflyer
Very nice, thats an awesome color blue!

Very nice, thats an awesome color blue!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By blueflyer
Yes, I was inquiring about the actual fuse panel....

Yes, I was inquiring about the actual fuse panel. I cant find it with the name or part # listed above either. Maybe they don't sell it individually. It seems like such a good, clean, low cost,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By blueflyer
Part Number for the RV-12 Fuse Holder

I have searched the Van's online catalog for the fuse holder that I see installed in the panel of the RV-12, but I can't locate it. What is the part number?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,793
Posted By blueflyer
50R Lockhart, TX

My first solo I still recall when I turned to look at the runway abeam the numbers, I said to myself, "I can't believe I'm really flying by myself!" I still remember how thrilling it was.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,656
Posted By blueflyer
My daughter looked at this photo and said, "Oh...

My daughter looked at this photo and said, "Oh wow, a clear airplane." :D I took a moment to look closer and I get it now. Different perspectives...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,619
Posted By blueflyer
GP4 for me

The GP-4 is the best looking Experimental in my eyes:

http://halie.com/oC6.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By blueflyer
Aviation Forecast Discussions

I use the NOAA Aviation website for 80% of my weather planning. I find that there is a lot of good information that you sometimes don't realize is there. I was listening to a weather webinar where...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-18-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,035
Posted By blueflyer
Wow, that must have been great. I have flown the...

Wow, that must have been great. I have flown the corridor and it was a bee hive when I went through. Good for you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By blueflyer
riding mower

I use my riding lawn mower.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,367
Posted By blueflyer
There is a Goodyear seat heater that is a cig...

There is a Goodyear seat heater that is a cig lighter connection (6 amps) and has a high and low setting. They are about $40. I bought one on impulse last month.
Forum: Rocket 01-16-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,018
Posted By blueflyer
wow....what a great job of getting that airplane...

wow....what a great job of getting that airplane back on the ground.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By blueflyer
That's a good lead Bob, thanks. I called Stein...

That's a good lead Bob, thanks. I called Stein today who confirmed I can use the standard BNC .068 crimp on the TNC pin. But, if I screw up this second pin, I'll be buying those.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By blueflyer
I bit the bullet and paid $20 for a new connector...

I bit the bullet and paid $20 for a new connector so I could get the proper pin. Can anyone tell me the dimensions of the crimper to be used on the pin? It appears that some people use the pin...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By blueflyer
TNC pin vs a BNC pin question

Are a TNC connector pin and a BNC connector pin the same dimensions? I broke a TNC pin and don't have another. They only ship one pin with each connector.....

I have several BNC connectors/pins...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,909
Posted By blueflyer
I'm not sure to be honest. I'll have to check.

I'm not sure to be honest. I'll have to check.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,909
Posted By blueflyer
I flew 2.5 hours with mine today. My 430W and my...

I flew 2.5 hours with mine today. My 430W and my IFLY 740 matched the whole flight. My ipad running wingx read 4 degrees different the whole way.

But it is a success in that the heading isn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,909
Posted By blueflyer
Thank you for the update. I haven't had a chance...

Thank you for the update. I haven't had a chance to fly with the latest version yet so I was curious.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,909
Posted By blueflyer
Version Number?

what is the version number of the updated version?
Forum: Reviews 12-10-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up PH Aviation

I just wanted to take a minute and let everyone know that Pat Hatch over at PH Aviation is a wonderful company. I especially like their 25 pin DSUB relay board. Pat went above and beyond while...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-05-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By blueflyer
Thank you for that info. Looks like 12 volts...

Thank you for that info. Looks like 12 volts "in" is way too much for this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,909
Posted By blueflyer
Mine is showing crazy heading changes too. I'm...

Mine is showing crazy heading changes too. I'm glad this was posted because I was beginning to think I had a GPS antenna spewing signals.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By blueflyer
Well, I'll be! That looks like the ticket. ...

Well, I'll be! That looks like the ticket. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,117
Posted By blueflyer
Did you use the Dremel tool shown in the video to...

Did you use the Dremel tool shown in the video to cut the spinner in the sharp "U" area of the spinner (where the front of the prop nests into the spinner)?
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