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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-25-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 164,256
Posted By MrNomad
Really feel your pain

If you still have any paint left, consider squirting some spare panels with the same material and use those panels for experiments. Blending completed paint is not easy so better to prove your skills...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,786
Posted By MrNomad
BRAKE LEAK

Replace the O-ring, inspect the cylinder bore for defects, rust, pitting, replace as required. Some people use crocus cloth to clean the inside surface and then wash it out with fresh fluid. Make...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 21,049
Posted By MrNomad
Ignition wire ohms test - Impedance

Performing the second 500 hour inspection on my Slick Mags. Concerning the ignition wires, what should the resistance/impedance be?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,841
Posted By MrNomad
dwell angle

Aren't you referring to dwell angle (internal timing or e-gap)? On a Slick Mag with new points, what should the dwell angle be? After 500 hours, what would you expect the dwell angle to be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,786
Posted By MrNomad
Smile leaking master cylinder

During preflight, I noted the brake pedals were low on my 9A. Checked the master and it was empty. Removed the calipers and inspected the pads for wear and fluid. Wear was within tolerance but no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By MrNomad
Thx Mel

I recommended the builder balance the prop after all of this is done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By MrNomad
Help with prop flange to prop

I am helping a friend install his rebuilt O-320 donated from a 172. The prop flange on his rebuilt O-320 has 1/2" bushings for the prop bolts. His propeller has 7/16" holes and bolts. I noticed that...
Forum: California 05-07-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By MrNomad
Thanks.

Sent PM to Plummit.
Forum: California 05-07-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By MrNomad
Where can I park an RV9A @ KLGB?

Anyone have any suggestions where to park an RV9A @ Long Beach?

Thanks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 69,002
Posted By MrNomad
Thx for the info

I added your experience to the engine section of my database. When I add oil, the funnel is conspicuously cleaned.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,524
Posted By MrNomad
Excellent video

I flew from Tucson to Durango only once in the 9 but the memories of that terrain will remain with me forever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,524
Posted By MrNomad
Two weeks of Yuk ended

Beautiful day over S. AZ today so up, up and away went this old man. Dodged some clouds at 5200' but it was otherwise absolutely perfect. The plane serves no logical purpose whatsoever but I just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-20-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By MrNomad
Results!

After careful disassembly of the flap motor according to Van's procedure, I found a considerable amount of grease on the armature, brushes and commutator. The brushes were in good condition and I so...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,601
Posted By MrNomad
Vans procedure on Motion motors

Does the Flaky Motor procedure on Vans website apply to Pittman motors as well as Motion?

Just heard from Vans. "The procedure applies to all flap actuators, Pittman manufactured the motor used on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-09-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By MrNomad
Motor did not move

I believe the motor moved very little during the flight which suggests the brushes may be worn or contaminated. During today's ground inspection, I did NOT simulate a load (I should have). Given that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-09-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By MrNomad
VANS FPS intermittent problem

I've enjoyed the Vans FPS flap positioning system on my 9A for 13 years and it worked fine until this past week. During my December conditional inspection, the system went up and down properly,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,173
Posted By MrNomad
Good decision

Very often, when one door closes, another door opens. I was flying an old 150 when an engineer friend who built model airplanes said: "I found this RV kit in Tenn. Why don't YOU (meaning me) buy it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,872
Posted By MrNomad
Excellent thread - warmup & high EGT on cold days

This thread answered multiple questions and corrected misstatements provided by my flight instructor. The EGT issue at low altitude fields on cold days went away. My Marvel Schebler equipped 9A...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,018
Posted By MrNomad
Permatex 80019 spec

Found these instructions on the Permatex website for 80019.

"When used as a gasket dressing, spread product with a spatula to a uniform film on one side of gasket and then position it on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,134
Posted By MrNomad
More cleaning

I trust you cleaned out the deposits/buildup between the electrode and the two grounds. Sometimes it's difficult to see the buildup. I created a wire tool/brush just for this purpose & made it part...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 191,806
Posted By MrNomad
Nice work!

These are wonderful airplanes. Enjoy!
Forum: ADS-B 06-20-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,442
Posted By MrNomad
Wiring the echo

SCR said: One other install note is that I went back and wired the echo power supply from the GTX327 switched output so that turning off the transponder also turns off the ADSB.

That's an...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-18-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 164,256
Posted By MrNomad
Serious drips and sags

Fortunately, they r under the wings. Take the photo to your local paint supply shop and check if there are any newer methods than those I've suggested here and elsewhere which include a very sharp...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,745
Posted By MrNomad
Sender fixed it

Today I flew with the replacement VDO OIL PRESS SENDER. Under the same conditions the oil pressure dropped from 93 to 82.

Looks like the diaphragm in the old sender was failing.

Thanks folks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,745
Posted By MrNomad
Thanks

Crush washer and sender on order. Sender will be replaced first, engine run till hot. That should tell the tale.

If necessary, I will inspect, but NOT adjust the regulator & report back with any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,745
Posted By MrNomad
Sensor

I like the idea of replacing the sensor. Makes perfect sense. I also like the idea of inspecting the regulator without adjusting it. Can they accumulate dirt? If you know the crush washer size,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-30-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,745
Posted By MrNomad
O-360 high oil pressure question

I have 800 hours on my RV9A with a Superior O-360 engine. The engine was new when built, Exxon Elite oil & Champion filter changed every 50 hours, all oil test results are good, oil temps are 165...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 164,256
Posted By MrNomad
Buffing 101

I've done a lot of car painting followed by buffing both basecoat/clear and single stage. I strongly suggest you practice on something you don't care about even if you have to paint some scrap with...
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,442
Posted By MrNomad
Got ADSB working using sniffing

My 9A setup is Dynon D100, AVARE, Samsung Tablet, AP74, GTX327, echoUAT, SkyFYX-EXT and CMAX bluetooth to serial for the AP74.

On Jan 19,2020, I finally got good PAPR results. Here are my notes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,356
Posted By MrNomad
Stiffener is the culprit

Yes, the cracks run right along the stiffener. My plan is to sand the paint off while the wingtip remains attached to the wing (taking appropriate precautions to protect the paint on the wing). I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 191,806
Posted By MrNomad
Mounting a removable tablet in my 9A panel

I finally replaced my Lowrance with a Samsung tablet for ADSB In and Out using echoUAT, Avare, Garmin GTX 327, CMAX serial to Bluetooth, sniffing, wifi, Dynon 100, 180 & AP74.

I preferred a method...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,356
Posted By MrNomad
Wing tips have cracks in the paint

After 12 years and 800 hours, it's time to refresh the paint on my RV9A wingtips. Please look at the photos and offer suggestions. I am quite good at paint and glass so looking for ideas from those...
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,442
Posted By MrNomad
D100, GTX 327, ECHO and SKY-FYX ETX is my combo

I am 90% done with this installation. It's that last 10% which seems to take forever. uAvionix didn't include my mux cable despite the request. While I wait for its arrival I'd appreciate some...
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 26,442
Posted By MrNomad
D100, GTX 327, ECHO and SKY-FYX ETX is my combo

I am 90% done with this installation. It's that last 10% which seems to take forever. uAvionix didn't include my mux cable despite the request. While I wait for its arrival I'd appreciate some...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-25-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,967
Posted By MrNomad
Congratulations & Happy Birthday

Love my RV9A slider.

Love the wife of 51 years who has been so helpful. This year we did a compression test / leak down test together for our anniversary!

Recommend you start somewhere other than...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,034
Posted By MrNomad
after pro-seal, how long before adding av gas?

Fixing a leaky fuel sender. Once I apply the pro-seal and assemble, how long do I wait before adding fuel to the tank?
Forum: Safety 11-02-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,332
Posted By MrNomad
thx for the replies

Very helpful.
Forum: Safety 10-31-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,332
Posted By MrNomad
Understanding part of an NTSB accident report

A friend of mine was killed in a Cessna 152 two years ago. NTSB WPR18FA035 report is out and I am vexed by the following paragraph. I realize this is not an RV issue but I am trying to understand...
Forum: COMM 08-10-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By MrNomad
Need help with Lightspeed headset issue

I am looking for ideas why my Lightspeed Sierra headset squeals when I first turn it on and then gets quieter 10 minutes later. The squeal never goes away completely, but it does get lower. I know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,843
Posted By MrNomad
wing walks came off in flight

I installed one of the replacement wing walks that flew off in flight.

Between Goo Gone, Prep-Sol & a credit card, all of the old adhesive was removed w/o damaging the paint. After removal, per...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,843
Posted By MrNomad
Thumbs up I have a plan - thx everyone

1. Goo Gone works even better than Prep-Sol to remove adhesive residue.

2. 3M Primer 94 really makes adhesive-backed products adhere. You wipe it on, let it dry, then apply whatever it is you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,843
Posted By MrNomad
Thumbs up Notes from Ray Allen's website

Bob:

Looking at Ray Allen's website on wing walk installation it says to clean the surface with a wax and grease remover. Prep Sol is a wax and grease remover. Next, clean the surface with alcohol,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,843
Posted By MrNomad
acrylic cleaner aka Prep Sol

The wing walk separation fault may be mine. Before I paint cars or airplanes, I always use a product known as Prep Sol, 3M Prep Solvent-70, to clean the surface.

To remove the old glue, I work with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,843
Posted By MrNomad
wing walks came off in flight

For the second time in two years, the wing walk I bot from Flyboy came off in flight. I followed the installation directions EXACTLY both times.

Have people been more successful with one vendor's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By MrNomad
intake hoses and gasket replacement

I am about to change my intake hoses on my o-360. Did u use any special sealing compound at the gaskets?

Barry
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,259
Posted By MrNomad
Tire was two years old

Tire was two years old. Considering that I have no way of knowing how many times this particular unit was retreaded, that will be the last retread I buy. The delta between new and old is simply not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-05-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,259
Posted By MrNomad
Front tire shredding

Two weeks ago I got a flat on the nose wheel of my 9A. I always have a new tube in stock so remedy was fast. However, when I removed the front tire from the rim, I noticed the inner carcass was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,101
Posted By MrNomad
Spruce told me of this product for ADSB out using my GTX327

I asked Spruce: I have a GTX327 in an RV9A. Is there an add on device that connects to the back of my GTX327 and will provide ADSB Out?

Spruce replied: "There is unfortunately no unit that plugs...
Forum: ADS-B 05-23-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,577
Posted By MrNomad
Thumbs up Got the Stratux, AVARE, BT to serial & AVARE I/O working today

My goal is to replace my aged Lowrance GPS with one device (tablet) that can drive my Dynon AP74 autopilot and provide ADSB In traffic for my RV9A.
I used my Android phone for these experiments...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,100
Posted By MrNomad
Question on brake parts

After 600 hours, looks like it's time to replace the original rotors that came with my RV9A 10 years ago. Spruce sells these parts.

O-RINGS AN6227B-23 MS28775-218...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,119
Posted By MrNomad
It's the field, it's the field!!

Flying home from Coolidge AZ I got a low current warning. Given that there was no smoke and the engine was happy, I decided to fly to my destination which was 20 min away. I switched EFIS & EMS & GPS...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,962
Posted By MrNomad
What's the difference between a 14684 and 14824?

What's the difference between a 14684 and 14824?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,746
Posted By MrNomad
Thx folks.

I am 100% certain it was not a nose wheel first landing. I am certain that the runway at that field is in terrible condition. My plan is to remove & clean the belleville washers, reset breakout to 26...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,746
Posted By MrNomad
Question RV-9A nosegear question

Landing in a stiff crosswind at approx 64kts, when I allowed the front wheel to settle onto the runway it felt kind of strange (oscillated) so I immediately lifted the wheel (pulled back on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,430
Posted By MrNomad
Question Why two holes in the leather cover over the mic?

I am also trying to quiet the engine noise that radiates into the mic when I PTT. I already adjusted sidetone and that helped. Cutting a finger off a pair of leather gloves is a good idea but why...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,406
Posted By MrNomad
Smile Rudder lock that works for my RV-9A

It’s been two months since I built my rudder lock and it’s held up under the most extraordinary winds so I thought I would post it.
Here are some photos of the completed unit.
...
Forum: COMM 04-11-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,122
Posted By MrNomad
Smile Lightspeed Sierra & cockpit noise - radio = SL30

I recently bought a new Lightspeed Sierra and since then the engine noise from my O-360 seems to have increased. Lightspeed suggested mic trim but that didn't help. After 3 months, I started to hear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,658
Posted By MrNomad
Joe, my ZAON has not arrived

Joe:

On Jan 8, you said it will ship tomorrow. As of this message, Jan 21, the ZAON I sent you in November has not arrived. If you have a tracking number please send it.

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,658
Posted By MrNomad
ZAON - sent it to you in Nov 2015

Joe:

I shipped my defective ZAON to you in Nov 2015. You replied that you found the problem and planned to fly it/test it. Can you please tell me the status and when u will ship it back to me?

I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-20-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,527
Posted By MrNomad
Talcum powder differences

Any talcum powder during tire/tube repair is better than NO talcum powder but the powder I bought from Desser is very different than the powder we sprinkle into our sneakers.

Reg talcum powder is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,658
Posted By MrNomad
Joe, status of my ZAON

Hi Joe. I shipped my ZAON to you 2 weeks ago. Have you received it?

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,658
Posted By MrNomad
Smile Joe, wanna look at a ZAON MRX?

My ZAON MRX no longer displays messages properly. Whereas the LED display used to offer information concerning nearby airplanes, now the LED display is gibberish.

I re-seated the ribbon cable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By MrNomad
Question ZAON MRX is broken!

My ZAON MRX no longer displays messages properly. Whereas the LED display used to offer information concerning nearby airplanes, now the LED display is gibberish.

I re-seated the ribbon cable...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,092
Posted By MrNomad
Smile Home built tool to set Slick mags

Sorry for the time lapse, but here is a photo of a tool we welded to help us set SLICK points. Using a borrowed Slick tool, we lined this up and welded it.

We replaced the points and condensor in...
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