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Forum: RV-7/7A 12-12-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By blueflyer
Tony Bingelis

I believe the Tony Bingelis books suggest putting stainless steel scrubbing pad in the heat muff to generate more heat.
Forum: Florida (South) 12-03-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,346
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up I enjoy reading these. Thanks for sharing.

I enjoy reading these. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By blueflyer
lift?

I'm curious how does the plane get lifted to be put on casters or up onto a ramp? Is the ramp secured to the floor in any way?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,228
Posted By blueflyer
very nice!

Did you scratch build the scissor/jackscrew assembly and threaded rod, or did you salvage these items from something else? I ask because i want to copy!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,811
Posted By blueflyer
Washers?

Where can I buy the engine mount washers as called out DWG46A? I am installing an 0-360, but the engine mount washers Aircraft Spruce sells only go up to the 0-320. The washers are described as...
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By blueflyer
I agree, KIER has the most things to see if your...

I agree, KIER has the most things to see if your looking for a little tourist distraction on your trip.
Forum: Southeast 10-14-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By blueflyer
2L0 is your typical quiet GA airport. One runway...

2L0 is your typical quiet GA airport. One runway and one FBO. The FBO is a good one. The mechanic shop at 2L0 is top notch. The people there will treat you right. I cant recall if they have a...
Forum: Safety 10-06-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By blueflyer
Lightbulb and it has a tinted visor...

and it has a tinted visor installed.....

https://www.ilmotor.com/products/ilm-883v-half-face-motorcycle-helmet
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By blueflyer
Here is one example

https://www.expaircraft.com/PDFgallery.htm

Scroll down to "Van's RV Aircraft Sample Condition Inspection Checklist" and download the checklist.
Forum: Reviews 09-22-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By blueflyer
He also built/sold engines. I bought an engine...

He also built/sold engines. I bought an engine from him back in about 2010. I called about getting another engine about a year ago, and if I recall correctly, Dick Waters had passed away.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By blueflyer
Aircraft Spruce!

I just checked aircraft spruce for the ring gear, and this is one of the answered questions:


Q: What is the diameter of this 72566 Lycoming ring gear?

ID approx 11-3/8". OD approx 12-1/2".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By blueflyer
Diameter of ring/flywheel

Great tip Don, thanks. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Also, does anyone have the diameter of the ring/flywheel? I forgot I'll need that as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up much appreciated!

much appreciated!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By blueflyer
Lycoming Flywheel Thickness?

Does anyone have a Lycoming flywheel so they can measure the thickness of the flywheel where the bolts pass through it?

I am trying to get my spinner/cowl gap correct, so I need to build everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,085
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up do it!

I did it 12 years ago and Im sick I didn't jump into the experimental world sooner! I have saved lots of money and become a much more knowledgeable airplane owner because of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,261
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up wow, thats a lot of flying in 2 weeks. Sounds...

wow, thats a lot of flying in 2 weeks. Sounds fun! That would be a bucket list type thing for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up perfect, thank you!

perfect, thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By blueflyer
OSH 2021 General Aviation Parking

I have been looking at the grounds map on the EAA website, but I cant find the general aviation parking (GAP) location. Can anyone provide some clarity? Below is the link to the EAA map. I cant...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By blueflyer
Sensenich cutout

Sensenich emailed me the spinner cutout for the 72FM series prop. Its attached here. Hopefully it is to scale when you download it :confused:

11207
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-01-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By blueflyer
Spinner Template for a Sensenich 72FM?

Anyone have a Sensenich spinner cutout template for a 72FM propeller they could PM or email to me? I can't seem to find one on the net, nor a VAF search.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,642
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, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,463
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By blueflyer
bag source?

Any info in where one would source an appropriate bag?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
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, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By blueflyer
Thank you Mel.

Thank you Mel.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By blueflyer
I love it!

I love it!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-12-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
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, 04:37 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 115,300
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, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
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, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,127
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
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, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up perfect. Thanks to both.

perfect. Thanks to both.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
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, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,109
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, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,109
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,109
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, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,109
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, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,109
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, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,805
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, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,574
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, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,259
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,490
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, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,271
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, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,271
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,728
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,861
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,743
Posted By blueflyer
Thumbs up Nice!

Nice, cheap and simple. Great tip.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,355
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,317
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,708
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
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, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128
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, 05:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,349
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,348
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...
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