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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By bjdecker
The dimples all look really good, but a couple of...

The dimples all look really good, but a couple of rivet heads looked like they could catch a fingernail, hence my suggestion.
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,578
Posted By bjdecker
...I don't think this is gonna happen....

...I don't think this is gonna happen....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 564,122
Posted By bjdecker
Naked...and not afraid...

Before paint at EVOKE
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By bjdecker
Nice work Jason. After dimpling, use the one...

Nice work Jason.

After dimpling, use the one hole de-burr tool and give the dimple one or two turns -- compare how the rivet sits.

Keep it up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By bjdecker
...TLAR...

RV-7 with Constant Speed Prop and Angle valve IO-360...

I leave everything forward** until I reach cruise altitude, I then reduce RPM as desired, then adjust mixture for LOP -60° (e.g. if peak EGT...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-13-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By bjdecker
...How are you going to rivet the (front) spar?

...How are you going to rivet the (front) spar?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By bjdecker
This is just me, but I found the toggle switches...

This is just me, but I found the toggle switches to be more prone to inadvertent operation due to their profile. I suppose you can buy the U shaped guards or similar, but that requires more real...
Forum: COMM 05-12-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By bjdecker
Cool! Very glad to see you on the forums! The...

Cool! Very glad to see you on the forums!

The Archer antenna, and similar design from the Aerolectric Connection, is a Gamma-match Yagi (the driven element is DC isolated from array, but couples...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-12-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,404
Posted By bjdecker
Check fit...

You might find that the upper left corner of the G3X interferes with the glare shield structure.

Consider extending the lower edge of the panel by an inch or so, and rivet on a piece of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By bjdecker
Check your trim indicator wiring (wh/bl, wh/gr,...

Check your trim indicator wiring (wh/bl, wh/gr, wh/or wires)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By bjdecker
I have a different engine in my -7 (IO-360-A1B6),...

I have a different engine in my -7 (IO-360-A1B6), but the same propellor. It seems to "like" 2500 RPM for higher power and airspeeds.

I've also found that 2100RPM is smooth and quiet, albeit much...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-10-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By bjdecker
I don't understand.

I don't understand.
Forum: COMM 05-10-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By bjdecker
True dat(!)

True dat(!)
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,509
Posted By bjdecker
F-7115A FUEL PUMP BRACKET...

F-7115A FUEL PUMP BRACKET $21.75
F-7115B-L FUEL PUMP SIDE COVER ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By bjdecker
See Carl's comment -- (not about...

See Carl's comment -- (not about belt/suspenders); where's the (-) terminal on your battery connected?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By bjdecker
Yes, provided that 100% of the 2GA wire lug is in...

Yes, provided that 100% of the 2GA wire lug is in contact with the firewall, or that metal strap...

See green circle...Can you drill out this rivet and put an AN4 or AN5 bolt in there?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By bjdecker
Tell us a bit more about the control architecture...

Tell us a bit more about the control architecture -- e.g. VPX or G3X/GAD27 driving the flap motor? Does the flap motor make noise then stop? Is there an indication of overload (blown CB, flashing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-10-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By bjdecker
Thanks for the factoid... The OP has an RV-6A,...

Thanks for the factoid...

The OP has an RV-6A, and I *think* he was referring to the 4 AN365-428A nuts that hold the U-403-PC to the U-810-L/R.

Scott was referring to the 3 bushings that stand-off...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-10-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,096
Posted By bjdecker
Scott, Thanks for the heads up; just to confirm...

Scott,

Thanks for the heads up; just to confirm we're all thinking about the same thing, I've attached a screen-grab of the plans -- you're referring to U-408, correct??

Thanks tons!

B
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,804
Posted By bjdecker
25° for 8.5:1 Lyc.s, 20° for 8.7:1...And Yes, and...

25° for 8.5:1 Lyc.s, 20° for 8.7:1...And Yes, and Yes.

My engine is an IO-360-A1B6 (200HP, 20BTDC, Angle Valve). I initially installed Dual Lightspeed Engineering Plasma III with timing ring...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,104
Posted By bjdecker
Yup, that's one of them...

Yup, that's one of them...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By bjdecker
"Condition Lever" and you can make Turbine...

"Condition Lever"

and you can make Turbine sounds ...

"tick tick tick tick tick, whooooooooooosh."

:)
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,223
Posted By bjdecker
In [omniscient/omnipotent/omnipresent being] we...

In [omniscient/omnipotent/omnipresent being] we trust...all others bring data.
Forum: COMM 05-10-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,027
Posted By bjdecker
+1 On the Archer wingtip. One small thing to...

+1 On the Archer wingtip.

One small thing to note however, If you fly an ILS/LOC approach using the GTN -> autopilot, your aircraft will be offset left or right of the radio course centerline,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-10-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,114
Posted By bjdecker
On an aluminum aircraft? Likely nothing at all...

On an aluminum aircraft? Likely nothing at all -- perhaps a slight disturbance to the compass &/or magnetometer as the magnetic flux density changes during the stroke...

Again, on an aluminum...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By bjdecker
details...

We should include a bit more detail around parameters affecting GSU 25 installation and serviceability -- the type of aircraft, panel/canopy configuration, instead of broad generalizations wrapped...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By bjdecker
Hmmm... What kind of problems?

Hmmm...

What kind of problems?
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,349
Posted By bjdecker
I'm not saying this is your problem...but; A...

I'm not saying this is your problem...but;

A friend of mine building a -14A recently installed his IO-390 and propellor governor and he asked me to look at it.

I noticed that he inadvertently left...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 757
Posted By bjdecker
As big as you can fit into your...

As big as you can fit into your garage...

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/ingersoll-rand-80-gallon-5-hp-reciprocating-air-compressor


^^^ This ^^^
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,376
Posted By bjdecker
There's a lot of information missing from the...

There's a lot of information missing from the OP's description of events.

However, as others have said, accurately, [applying full power by smoothly pushing the throttle forward] *without* a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By bjdecker
That's a good question, personally I never tried...

That's a good question, personally I never tried it on the G3X; I've just used the OBS setting on the GTN 650xi since that is the navigation "source" for the autopilot (in my setup..)

Will have to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 890
Posted By bjdecker
Location...Location...Location

Not to be contrarian -- oh who am I kidding...

I put mine on the back of the GDU 460; Vibration survey passed at all engine RPM from 1000 to 2700, go figure.

Easy access too..

Sort of like telling...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-07-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By bjdecker
Hmmm...

Attached pic.

Maybe replace the 4 AN960 washers with a single 1/4" (.275") spacer that has a nice "cup" machined into the outside face...

What am I missing here?
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By bjdecker
Looks like the ES-00184 is installed between the...

Looks like the ES-00184 is installed between the strobe power wire (Yellow) and gnd (airframe)

Attached schematic (OP-55)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By bjdecker
....and

Also check the screen at the FI servo inlet...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,018
Posted By bjdecker
I can't wait to try it out. Airplane is down for...

I can't wait to try it out. Airplane is down for painting for a while...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By bjdecker
Cardan in Red Bluff,...

Cardan in Red Bluff, CA

https://www.cardanaircraftpainting.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By bjdecker
My setup...

Dual G3X Touch 10" screens (PFD & MFD) and GTN 650xi.
With this setup, I have all the flight planning, fuel planning, navigation data, weather, traffic, etc. that I can possibly digest...

I did...
Forum: COMM 05-04-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By bjdecker
Another option...

Take a look at the GMA 245. It doesn't have a marker beacon receiver, but has nice audio controls, 3D processing, etc. and it integrates nicely with the G3X via CANBUS and gives you Audio panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By bjdecker
Too big how? Too long or too wide, or both?

Too big how? Too long or too wide, or both?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By bjdecker
Wire it the Van's way. This option keeps the...

Wire it the Van's way. This option keeps the starter from being "hung" after the engine is started. Why? The current from the "I" terminal is used to energize the starter solenoid instead of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By bjdecker
TE CPC Series 2...Uses D20 (D-sub) Pins &...

TE CPC Series 2...Uses D20 (D-sub) Pins & Sockets.

https://www.mouser.com/pdfdocs/CPC-Catalog.pdf
Forum: Fiberglass 05-04-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,868
Posted By bjdecker
You'll be fine with a SW8406R fed by a 3" to 4"...

You'll be fine with a SW8406R fed by a 3" to 4" duct.

The M1B doesn't have piston oil squirts so it doesn't put a ton of heat into the oil like the A1B6 does.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By bjdecker
Correct; three sections/pieces.

Correct; three sections/pieces.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-04-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By bjdecker
Stiffeners...

See attached...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,475
Posted By bjdecker
Larry, The hose placement in DWG 46A is for an...

Larry,

The hose placement in DWG 46A is for an O-320/360 engine and not the IO-360-B (or M) that you have. OP-32 is for the IO-360-A1B6 which is closer to the -B (or M).

What you had at 150° or...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-03-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By bjdecker
Which model #?

Which model #?
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By bjdecker
Ooops...

I'll admit a mistake...

The antenna location in the tail of the RV-14 in F-01479 is for a UAT device (978MHz).

If you are planning on a Garmin GTX 330ES, 23ES, 345(D), 45R, GNX 375, etc. or similar...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-02-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By bjdecker
The aural part of the alerts are configurable --...

The aural part of the alerts are configurable -- RED+Alert, YELLOW+Alert. You can set this to whatever value you like.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-02-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By bjdecker
I think you meant GMC here, and that's also not...

I think you meant GMC here, and that's also not entirely correct.

I have a Dual G3X Touch with the older GMC 307 AP controller head. The TOGA is wired to a GP input on GEA24 & GTN 650Xi (DPST...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By bjdecker
Do you mean Antenna? If so, yes, on the belly...

Do you mean Antenna? If so, yes, on the belly toward the aft end of the aircraft.

Have a look at the Delta Pop Ultra Low Drag version...it's quite...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By bjdecker
:) no...Just a list of possibilities. I am...

:) no...Just a list of possibilities.

I am boring, just PTT, AP DISC/CWS, TRIMS...
Forum: California 05-01-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By bjdecker
Try the Buffalo or Bison burgers...

Try the Buffalo or Bison burgers...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By bjdecker
I drilled a 3/8" hole about 2" above the bottom...

I drilled a 3/8" hole about 2" above the bottom of the stick, installed a grommet, then routed the wires out the hole to an adel clamp creating a service loop of sorts that doesn't drag, flop around,...
Forum: Propellers 05-01-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By bjdecker
Spinners and such...

Just an FYI.

If you have CS prop that uses the Van's Spinner (S-601) and Rear Bulkhead (S-602-1) and were thinking about upgrading to the Hartzell G2YR/N7605W-2X with the D-4798-P Spinner -- here's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 517
Posted By bjdecker
Garmin Manual

For all the reasons stated previously, this will happen at various RPM and other variables.

Garmin calls out the use of a snubber or restrictor.

Garmin G3X Installation manual - here; ...
Forum: California 05-01-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By bjdecker
https://catalinaconservancy.org/index.php?s=visit&...

https://catalinaconservancy.org/index.php?s=visit&p=wildland_express_service
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By bjdecker
PTT IDENT AP DISC/CWS COMM SWAP TRIM UP TRIM...

PTT
IDENT
AP DISC/CWS
COMM SWAP
TRIM UP
TRIM DN
TRIM LEFT
TRIM RIGHT
TOGA
FLAP UP
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-30-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By bjdecker
Did you look at VDO's...

Did you look at VDO's website?

https://www.vdo-gauges.com/sensors/pressure-sensors-switches/pressure-sensor.html
Forum: Fiberglass 04-30-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,868
Posted By bjdecker
What engine are you planning on?

What engine are you planning on?
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,055
Posted By bjdecker
+1... Or something like this --...

+1...
Or something like this -- https://www.chiefaircraft.com/ft-c6.html
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,710
Posted By bjdecker
Remember to set SCE to AUX...

Remember to set SCE to AUX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By bjdecker
My Moon(ies) had a 100 of them it seemed, and...

My Moon(ies) had a 100 of them it seemed, and they were always falling out.

That's why I went with stainless steel #8-32 screws...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-30-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,404
Posted By bjdecker
Buy one of these, you won't regret...

Buy one of these, you won't regret it...

https://www.cleavelandtool.com/products/one-piece-rivet-gauge?_pos=1&_sid=8d4bd5541&_ss=r
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