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Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By PCHunt
I like the crotch strap. In flight, it keeps the...

I like the crotch strap. In flight, it keeps the lap strap low on my hips, and prevents it from riding up.
And in the event of a "sudden stop" it prevents "submarining", where you slide under your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By PCHunt
Is there an echo in here? :p

Is there an echo in here? :p
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By PCHunt
Highly recommended: The intake O-ring mod kit...

Highly recommended: The intake O-ring mod kit from SDS. No Mo Leaks! :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-27-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By PCHunt
Vans sells a kit to retrofit a crotch strap in...

Vans sells a kit to retrofit a crotch strap in their webstore.

5th pt. installation kit, RV-7/7A, RV-9/9A both seats CROTCH STRAP KIT $36.00

It will work in an RV-6/6A with some TLC.

Cheers!
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,001
Posted By PCHunt
That tailwheel needs way more ground clearance! :D

That tailwheel needs way more ground clearance! :D
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,715
Posted By PCHunt
Seems to me that decision is up to the...

Seems to me that decision is up to the designer!

;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By PCHunt
I find it very helpful to stand on a short ladder...

I find it very helpful to stand on a short ladder or footstool to make it easier to put my arm into the oil filler door.

YMMV
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,059
Posted By PCHunt
IMHO, it would be extremely rare and unlikely...

IMHO, it would be extremely rare and unlikely that a valve would stick on two cylinders at exactly the same time.

If that happened, time to get a Lotto ticket!
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By PCHunt
If you do a search on VAF, you will find...

If you do a search on VAF, you will find voluminous amounts of posts on Static ports.

Many have had trouble calibrating their static system with after-market kits, almost no issues with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,913
Posted By PCHunt
LODA request SENT

I requested the following:

I am writing to request a LODA as a CFI to be able to conduct flight instruction in an owner's EAB aircraft.

I am also writing to request a LODA as an aircraft owner to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By PCHunt
I had "static" noise in my headset only when...

I had "static" noise in my headset only when receiving a weak transmission. The weak transmission was enough to break the squelch on the VHF receiver, which allowed the "Static" to enter the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 01:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,120
Posted By PCHunt
I still think you should do what OKAV8R...

I still think you should do what OKAV8R suggested. Swap all plugs from top to bottom, check again. If the issue stays with the same mag, then it's not the plugs. Even new plugs can be bad.

Next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By PCHunt
Aren't you supposed to keep the other guy in...

Aren't you supposed to keep the other guy in front of you when you are dogfighting?
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Sorry, couldn't resist! ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,775
Posted By PCHunt
I'm sure someone much more knowledgeable than I...

I'm sure someone much more knowledgeable than I am will come along and set things straight, but here are my thoughts:

If something is vibrating (shaking) it has to start at zero, accelerate to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By PCHunt
Sounds correct to me...... What's your issue?

Sounds correct to me......

What's your issue?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,488
Posted By PCHunt
Do you have the full EFII system with Electronic...

Do you have the full EFII system with Electronic Fuel Injection and Electronic Spark?

If you have both, it would be helpful to try to determine if the problem is fuel or ignition. I was wondering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
Final Update! :D The issues has been fixed!...

Final Update! :D

The issues has been fixed!

For bjdecker: Great Idea, thanks! I tested the center conducter on 4 leads on the bad mag, and 3 leads were at about 2 ohms, and steady. The 4th lead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
When you say that the center GRD terminal is...

When you say that the center GRD terminal is attached to ground all the time, do you mean that there is an external wire from the GRD terminal to airframe ground? Or is the GRD terminal grounded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
Hi Bill, I respectfully disagree about grounding...

Hi Bill, I respectfully disagree about grounding the P-Lead shield at both ends. Everything I can read on the issue, including Mr. Nuckolls, says that the shield should be grounded only on one end,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By PCHunt
From what I was able to find on the web, the...

From what I was able to find on the web, the Deltran BTL24A480CW battery is only 8 Amp Hours. If true, it might crank the engine well, but it wouldn't last very long after an alternator failure.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By PCHunt
OP's question was: "Any one using aerovoltz...

OP's question was: "Any one using aerovoltz batteries?" :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
Update

Updating progress:

For Bill.Peyton, the noise got noticeably worse with the P-lead disconnected at the mag. :confused:

For bjdecker: Great Idea, thanks! I tested the center conducter on 4 leads...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
Bought two today, I'll follow up in a day or...

Bought two today, I'll follow up in a day or so.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
I assume you aren't talking about the capacitor...

I assume you aren't talking about the capacitor that is part of the mag.....? Could you be more specific on which capacitor to buy, and where to install it?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
I think I did, but will do again to make sure. ...

I think I did, but will do again to make sure. This time I'll write it down! :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
Thanks for the suggestions. Next step will be to...

Thanks for the suggestions. Next step will be to disconnect the P-lead and go flying. Awaiting good wx.

No Champion plugs, all are Tempest REM-37BY. All tested below 2K ohms. Leads tested 3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,121
Posted By PCHunt
Ignition noise in headset

If I receive a weak transmission, I can hear ignition noise in my headset, which makes it difficult to copy the incoming transmission.

I have discovered that the noise disappears if I switch the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By PCHunt
If you start out with a FP prop, make sure the...

If you start out with a FP prop, make sure the engine can be later changed over to a C/S prop, because I predict you will want one. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,205
Posted By PCHunt
Hi Mike, Your short comment is a little too...

Hi Mike,
Your short comment is a little too cryptic for me. How does an aerobatic crowd and stabbing with ironmongery fit into the picture? What exactly happened?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,277
Posted By PCHunt
Thanks for the update. High idle is not a big...

Thanks for the update. High idle is not a big deal if you have a CS prop, which idles at flat pitch.
But it's a different story if you have a fixed pitch prop. A high idle causes excess thrust at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,277
Posted By PCHunt
What is your engine/prop configuration? Assume...

What is your engine/prop configuration? Assume carbureted from the comments? Fixed or CS prop?

Your idle sounds high to me. And if your Idle RPM starts changing as soon as you move the mixture...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-22-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,053
Posted By PCHunt
Valve spring

I seem to remember an article from "wayback" that described a mod to the valve to make it easier to turn.

The mod involved removing the core and the spring, and then cutting the spring to make it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By PCHunt
Is your engine fuel injected? If so, it sounds...

Is your engine fuel injected? If so, it sounds like it could be a partially clogged injector.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-19-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By PCHunt
Sorry, but I can't resist any longer: It's a...

Sorry, but I can't resist any longer:

It's a Condition inspection. Not "Conditional"

Sorry for being "anal". :o
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,288
Posted By PCHunt
Well, using Camguard makes me feel...

Well, using Camguard makes me feel good.............. so, using your criteria, I will keep using it! :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By PCHunt
Filling an engine with oil would be done BEFORE...

Filling an engine with oil would be done BEFORE you store the engine for a long period. No benefit in filling it if you intend to operate it in the near future.
Forum: Flight Testing 05-10-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,298
Posted By PCHunt
If one wanted to flight test split flap...

If one wanted to flight test split flap controllability, it could be done very gradually by fixing one flap up and disconnecting it from the linkage, then little-by-little put the one good flap down....
Forum: Safety 05-09-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,556
Posted By PCHunt
Don't try that on a high-voltage electrical fire!...

Don't try that on a high-voltage electrical fire! :eek:
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,882
Posted By PCHunt
Did you notice a strong shimmy at all? That...

Did you notice a strong shimmy at all? That damage looks as if it could be caused by strong shimmy.

Shimmy has several causes, including improper tire pressure, wheel bearing issues, and improper...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,174
Posted By PCHunt
Thanks for the nice explanation, Michel! Learn...

Thanks for the nice explanation, Michel!

Learn something new every day. :)
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,174
Posted By PCHunt
I'm curious why folks are installing a Tailbeacon...

I'm curious why folks are installing a Tailbeacon on a wing, when uAvionix sells a wing-tip version of the same thing??

There's gotta be a reason.........................
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By PCHunt
Just to reiterate: There is a modified version...

Just to reiterate: There is a modified version of the "Almost a 14" mod for tip-ups. It's not as easy as the mod for the slider, but it can be done.

Search on VAF, and contact AntiSplat aero. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-25-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,718
Posted By PCHunt
Opening the beer can, and popping the popcorn!!...

Opening the beer can, and popping the popcorn!! :D:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By PCHunt
Even easier than chamfering the large washer is...

Even easier than chamfering the large washer is to buy a few shims that are made for the purpose:

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Stainless-Steel-Shim-Washer-p/1106.htm

Great website, great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,386
Posted By PCHunt
Can a court, or a judge, or a panel of judges,...

Can a court, or a judge, or a panel of judges, re-define a regulation?

I thought courts decided if an action complied with a law or regulation, rather than re-define one.

Or, they could declare it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,041
Posted By PCHunt
From...

From Vans:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/how-to-diagnose-and-fix-a-heavy-wing/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By PCHunt
That is not correct. The engine controls should...

That is not correct. The engine controls should hit their stops at the engine. That's the only way to ensure you get full travel of throttle, mixture, and carb heat. If you adjust it so that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By PCHunt
How does it work...... can't picture it....

How does it work...... can't picture it. :confused:
Forum: Safety 04-15-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,237
Posted By PCHunt
OK, Not Fair! ;) Gotta hear the REST of the...

OK, Not Fair! ;) Gotta hear the REST of the story!!

Looks like a bolt that has been in a fork end for a long time, and has nearly worn through. Such as a rudder cable? Or a turnbuckle end?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,421
Posted By PCHunt
Staking a valve is much easier than lapping one. ...

Staking a valve is much easier than lapping one. Might be worth a try.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,421
Posted By PCHunt
I would "Stake" the valve, and run it for a...

I would "Stake" the valve, and run it for a while, then do a compression leak-down test. The valve doesn't look all that bad.

I believe that Lycoming has instructions on how to Stake a valve. It's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,499
Posted By PCHunt
You'll likely have to modify the wheel pants and...

You'll likely have to modify the wheel pants and the gear leg fairings, as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,233
Posted By PCHunt
Sent you a PM. :)

Sent you a PM. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,233
Posted By PCHunt
Apologies, but I just can't resist. :rolleyes: ...

Apologies, but I just can't resist. :rolleyes: Should be "you're" in trouble.

Sometimes I just can't help myself..........
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-01-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,762
Posted By PCHunt
The perfect question!

The perfect question!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By PCHunt
It's a RIGGING pin, not a control lock. :cool:

It's a RIGGING pin, not a control lock. :cool:
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,023
Posted By PCHunt
"The heatshrink is 1/4” flattened. It will shrink...

"The heatshrink is 1/4” flattened. It will shrink onto 22awg wire. I use the 3/16”’size for 26 awg twisted shielded pair and larger, the 1/4” is too small for that."

Umm, isn't 3/16" smaller than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By PCHunt
I have a T-6, and I have a "Tug" that fits under...

I have a T-6, and I have a "Tug" that fits under the tailwheel. It is MUCH easier to maneuver the plane around.

With a tug from the front, you almost need two people to hook up the tow bar to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By PCHunt
Just guessing here. If your RPM gage is...

Just guessing here. If your RPM gage is electrically/electronically driven, I would suspect that it is sensing one of the mags.

When you say "checking the Right Mag" do you mean running on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By PCHunt
If you want a quicker turnaround at Blackstone,...

If you want a quicker turnaround at Blackstone, send your sample in via FedEx or UPS, with accelerated delivery. Blackstone treats them as urgent, and puts them ahead in the que.

Of course you have...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,442
Posted By PCHunt
Would you be able to post a photo, or a link to a...

Would you be able to post a photo, or a link to a photo of your trim tab?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By PCHunt
His email addy is listed in the OP: rwarre at...

His email addy is listed in the OP:

rwarre at plainstel dot com

Cheers!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By PCHunt
You are correct. The outer "ring" should be...

You are correct. The outer "ring" should be press-fit in the bracket, and only the center part of the bearing should move.

You'll need to replace those bearings, and make sure the outer edges don't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By PCHunt
Looking at the forward bolt on the link coming...

Looking at the forward bolt on the link coming from the servo, it appears that there are quite a few threads showing. Just need to make sure that the nut isn't "bottomed out" on the bolt shoulder.
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