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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By avrojockey
I've used both RAM and Pivot mounts at work...big...

I've used both RAM and Pivot mounts at work...big fan of Pivot cases and mounts as the lower profile gets iPas closer to instrument panel.

https://pivotcase.com/...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,669
Posted By avrojockey
+1 for Krytox I rebuilt my fuel caps about 18...

+1 for Krytox

I rebuilt my fuel caps about 18 months ago and haven't re-lubed them since, and they still work like new.

Like everyone else says it's probably from EZTurn/Fuel Lube. It gets gummy...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By avrojockey
Interested in getting a take on the variation in...

Interested in getting a take on the variation in #4 EGT also, considering the other cylinders shared a very similar pattern
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By avrojockey
Yea...sorry...I meant adding the 9a to his 6a and...

Yea...sorry...I meant adding the 9a to his 6a and 7a searches
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By avrojockey
+1 on Larry's technique, works every time! The...

+1 on Larry's technique, works every time!

The only variations I have...

I bring the throttle to idle to act as a choke and then bring it up to 1000 rpm right away after it starts. Though it fires...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By avrojockey
Also, the boost pump shouldn't flood a carb...if...

Also, the boost pump shouldn't flood a carb...if so, there's something wrong with the carb.

EDIT: Chris beat me to it!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By avrojockey
Could be mag, you can remove and check with spark...

Could be mag, you can remove and check with spark tester. The spark will jump a significant gap (1/4" to as much as 1") on good mag spinning the impulse coupling by hand. Check the impulse mag, as...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-24-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By avrojockey
The 9 may be slightly more sensitive in pitch but...

The 9 may be slightly more sensitive in pitch but if there's a difference I can't remember it, they're so similar.

They feel and fly the same in turbulence. The ride is similar in turbulence...must...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-24-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By avrojockey
Slim Pickens out there...may consider the 9A...

Slim Pickens out there...may consider the 9A unless you need to go upside-down
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-22-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,671
Posted By avrojockey
I think they're very similar. It was the first RV...

I think they're very similar. It was the first RV I flew because a flight school nearby had one, and when I bought my -9A there was no surprises. Both easy to fly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-19-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,029
Posted By avrojockey
That's pretty slick...I especially like the old...

That's pretty slick...I especially like the old door with the bottle cap on the cam-locs! I can see you being asked how long it took to build...answer: "Two beers"
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,548
Posted By avrojockey
+1 I just went through this process...

+1

I just went through this process here...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191165

I got a small UV flashlight from Batteries Plus and it worked great...most oils glow like a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,029
Posted By avrojockey
Since Bill is sending me soric, I decided to redo...

Since Bill is sending me soric, I decided to redo the door because I didn't like the fit of the original.


Used the original door as a mold (I guess the pros call them "tools") with some wax paper
...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,029
Posted By avrojockey
For the soric can you do a wet layup or should I...

For the soric can you do a wet layup or should I vacuum bag it? I you thing I need to bag it...what common materials could use for the process instead of purchasing peel ply and breather...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,029
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks for all the ideas lads! I'm going to try...

Thanks for all the ideas lads! I'm going to try the Soric strips Bill is sending. I love this community!

I really liked the idea of corrugations with straws or cotton rope...gave me the idea of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,753
Posted By avrojockey
Just to confuse you more....over square...

Just to confuse you more....over square operations...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1fmNFWNHD4
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,029
Posted By avrojockey
I'm guessing flox be stiffer/stronger? Should I...

I'm guessing flox be stiffer/stronger? Should I use it? I have both...and silica. Of course, if using flox I might as well just layer up glass...the balloons would be lighter
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,029
Posted By avrojockey
Oil Door Stiffening?

Builder had good intent with his clean design but the oil door wasn't good so I installed a hidden hinge and camloc. However the door flexes enough that around 140 KIAS the door pops open because the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By avrojockey
Just wanted to post an update...did SI1290 and...

Just wanted to post an update...did SI1290 and after 4 flights, with temps up to normal, everything is bone dry! Hopefully the tighter interference fit and rigidity keeps things aligned and leak free...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,690
Posted By avrojockey
I doubt Van's or anyone else would place a number...

I doubt Van's or anyone else would place a number on this given variations in builds and flying conditions that contribute to fatigue life, but my guess is it's a long time...like Douglas quality...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By avrojockey
Now it make sense...those altimeter vibrators. If...

Now it make sense...those altimeter vibrators. If the needle sticks it prevents the meat lump sitting in the seat from tapping on the glass and breaking the seal.

BTW those vibrators in standby...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By avrojockey
It went in...just harder than I thought it would....

It went in...just harder than I thought it would. Could be all in my head though...I was striking with my right hand (I'm left handed), I was more concerned about control because of proximity to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By avrojockey
How Tight Should Thru Bolts Be?

The interference fit...not torque.

I have a leaking thru stud and decided to try SI 1290. It is very explicit that the interference fit between the stud and for should be .000 to .0035, any less and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By avrojockey
Oshkosh Lycoming Engine School

I want to take the course...I live in Appleton so I thought I would wait and save the lodging expense.

I talked to Penn College that runs the course and they didn't know about specific registration...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By avrojockey
I got a Harbor Freight hand pump with all the...

I got a Harbor Freight hand pump with all the various fitting sizes...

https://www.harborfreight.com/dual-vacuumpressure-hand-pump-kit-56803.html
...
Forum: Tools 03-02-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By avrojockey
Do this...cheap, fast, less...

Do this...cheap, fast, less interference...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=163846
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,298
Posted By avrojockey
I watched BuildFlyGo's recent vids on his Mexico...

I watched BuildFlyGo's recent vids on his Mexico trip and all the paperwork is enough for me to avoid that nonsense. When I was at NJA we carried a lot of "tip" money going to Mexico to grease the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,354
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Dan! I would have never considered...

Thanks Dan! I would have never considered engine-line-pump movement causing fitting to come loose. Funny how there's safety wire on oil filters which are not prone to this but not a b-nut for a fuel...
Forum: Tools 02-28-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By avrojockey
The one I just bought has it's own 5" 720p...

The one I just bought has it's own 5" 720p screen. It will also record to the including 32GB micro sd and hook up to your Mac via usb to see the videos in 1080, but the screen on the unit is a very...
Forum: Tools 02-27-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By avrojockey
Yep that's the one I got! The I bought the...

Yep that's the one I got! The I bought the Vividia VA-400 recommended by Mike Busch and I thought it was lacking too.

Here's some shots I took today...

https://youtu.be/2QR6PdMuLjA

To be honest, I...
Forum: Tools 02-27-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By avrojockey
This is the one I have but it's this years model...

This is the one I have but it's this years model hat came out in Dec. I think the only difference is the screen on the unit is 720p, both record in 1080p though
Forum: Tools 02-24-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By avrojockey
Yes...in fact it does a much better job than the...

Yes...in fact it does a much better job than the Vividia VA-400, even though it doesn't have the articulating head.

The semi-rigid design let's you fold it back on itself before inserting into plug...
Forum: Tools 02-22-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By avrojockey
Sample video from borescope...much better...

Sample video from borescope...much better resolution than most.

https://youtu.be/eVq7OChixjA
Forum: Tools 02-22-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,891
Posted By avrojockey
Borescope Recommendation

There's no shortage of cheap borescopes on Amazon - several recommended here, and by notable A&Ps.

On the recommendations of a few I bought a Vividia VA400. Unfortunately, I've had nothing but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By avrojockey
Fantastic vid...how and in what orientation did...

Fantastic vid...how and in what orientation did you have the Go Pro Max...Iím real interested in getting one. The 360 stitching on the video is great
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By avrojockey
Cleaned my exhaust... I have a custom stainless...

Cleaned my exhaust...

I have a custom stainless exhaust thats a crossover that eventually leads into one 2.5" pipe that exits cowling. With the oxidation, it was pretty unsightly because you can see...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By avrojockey
The little square facet pumps should be pretty...

The little square facet pumps should be pretty reliable...more than the mechanical one. They're solid state, and the only moving part is the piston...see...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Bob...no stamp on bolt. The measurements I...

Thanks Bob...no stamp on bolt. The measurements I took pointed to a normal interference fit so it makes sense it's a normal thru bolt. Just wanted to check.

FYI...cam and tappets still looking good....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By avrojockey
Diameter of Normal Thru Stud?

Anyone know the diameter of a normal sized Lycoming 76220 thru stud or have one around they can mic?

There seems to be a previous attempt to repair my thru stud leak and I want to know if I have an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,866
Posted By avrojockey
If you don't want to spend $ on smoke machine -...

If you don't want to spend $ on smoke machine - Ductape shop vac hose from vac output to the cowling intake...open throttle...spritz intake tube joints with slightly soapy water...any leaks will...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By avrojockey
Looks like a combo of black and red RTV, commonly...

Looks like a combo of black and red RTV, commonly used to fill gaps in the cutout.

That chunk accidentally going through my induction system gives me nightmares, so I switched to the KN E-3322. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,938
Posted By avrojockey
Really miss the Tail Dragger...been about 7 years...

Really miss the Tail Dragger...been about 7 years since I was in MEV.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By avrojockey
I read the manual...300 in-lb temp case torque...

I read the manual...300 in-lb temp case torque and measure ID of bearing. It also appears the .0038 is well within limits
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By avrojockey
One other thing thats worth noting. The rebuild...

One other thing thats worth noting. The rebuild log shows that main had the most clearance with the crank installed...not sure how this is measured except with math using the bearing thickness, but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By avrojockey
It appears that SI1290 you can go to a .001-.002...

It appears that SI1290 you can go to a .001-.002 oversized bolt without reaming if the bore is clean...because that Lycoming reamer is $1300 :eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Bill...yes I confirmed its the oil that is...

Thanks Bill...yes I confirmed its the oil that is UV reflective (Phillips XC). Shines plain as day on the dipstick and the little drops on the floor from my breather. It's pretty cool...even when you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By avrojockey
Lycoming SI 1290 for Thru Bolt Leak

If you see my other post, Divco thinks I have middle main fretting (common) that will likely need rework. Thinking about doing Lycoming SI 1290, reaming and oversizing the thru bolt. Anyone have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,389
Posted By avrojockey
Talked to Divco...they seem to think that if it's...

Talked to Divco...they seem to think that if it's leaking that much then the middle main is fretted.

They indicated that a crack will weep and then stain because a crack can go on in that area for a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,389
Posted By avrojockey
It is definitely coming from the thru stud at the...

It is definitely coming from the thru stud at the 1-1:30 position on the #2 cylinder. I cleaned everything up again until you could eat of it and inspected all around with a mirror...definitely the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By avrojockey
Doesn't a punch just wedge the plug in tighter?

Doesn't a punch just wedge the plug in tighter?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By avrojockey
I think Blackstone is the best. I like the fact...

I think Blackstone is the best. I like the fact there's an actual person that break things down for ya.

Months seem like a long time. I live a little closer to them than you, but it usually only...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By avrojockey
Depending on your current install and intended...

Depending on your current install and intended operation (IFR/VFR)...many of the Garmin GPS navigators have built in AHRS information to send to Garmin Pilot or ForeFlight. For IFR, I use this as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By avrojockey
Harvey Watt I have term with no exceptions other...

Harvey Watt

I have term with no exceptions other than suicide in the first 2 years. RV flying, aerial firefighting, airline pilot...didn't matter. Though, most I can get is 1.5M and it required a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By avrojockey
3/4" SCAT Duct Flange?

I need a couple 3/4" aluminum flanges for scat blast tubing...smallest ACS has is 1". Anyone know source?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,676
Posted By avrojockey
It came down to loads...the load during...

It came down to loads...the load during transmission was going to put me into a 6aH unit even without the GTX, and the transponder I can always shut off once I get the handheld spun up to talk. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,676
Posted By avrojockey
I have the 3ah TCW IBBS, in an IFR panel I fly...

I have the 3ah TCW IBBS, in an IFR panel I fly IFR regularly. This is what I have...

1. GDU 370
2. GDU 375
3. #1 GSU 25
4. GEA 24
5. GPS 175
6. GMC 307 (no AP servos but to control FD, draws only...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-21-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By avrojockey
Flightline has...

Flightline has them...

https://www.flightlineinteriors.com/accessories
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By avrojockey
Like Don said...do it. I had the same question...

Like Don said...do it.

I had the same question of applicably about a year ago. I reality it doesn't matter unless you find pitting out of limits...then there's debate on legality. As far as the EAA...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,389
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Larry...starting to understand now how oil...

Thanks Larry...starting to understand now how oil can be migrating that way. On further review of record, the case was not sent out but locally cleaned, inspected dimensionally (I have all those...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,389
Posted By avrojockey
About 1300 on a field overhaul that was thorough...

About 1300 on a field overhaul that was thorough and extensively documented. almost 700 since topped with new ECI jugs....engine is running very good with clean oil so I would hate to jump to any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,291
Posted By avrojockey
There are great books available on glassing and...

There are great books available on glassing and repairs...if you're on a budge there are plans for the still Long Ez floating around on the internet to download...very good general construction...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-16-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By avrojockey
Thanks Dan! I figured that was it but couldn't...

Thanks Dan! I figured that was it but couldn't find any info!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By avrojockey
Where is My Filter Bypass?

Standard CH48110 filter is called out in the parts catalog for the -E2D, but my engine has been equipped with a CH48103 (or equivalent) because it has a CH48212 converter stud installed.

It appears...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,191
Posted By avrojockey
Your technique is not wrong but it leaves little...

Your technique is not wrong but it leaves little room for operational and environmental variation...lets us break down your technique before you start tearing your engine apart looking for a problem...
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