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Forum: Tools 04-08-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,839
Posted By dlloyd3
Wysong & Miles is still making shears in...

Wysong & Miles is still making shears in Greensboro. They might be able to provide some information. Phone (336) 621-3960.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-06-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,375
Posted By dlloyd3
Last year I put a new battery in my SIM equipped...

Last year I put a new battery in my SIM equipped airplane. Old out, new installed about an hour later. Nothing reset, nothing needed attention, started same as before (the starter did spin with...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-27-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,975
Posted By dlloyd3
Merry Christmas

Real, live Christmas Cards!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By dlloyd3
GI-275

I have read this report a few times since I have two GI-275s installed in my Mooney. What I have, is not what the report claims is in the incident aircraft. The difference being the options and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,771
Posted By dlloyd3
I used a HF hole saw. First in a drill press, I...

I used a HF hole saw. First in a drill press, I used the hole saw to cut a 5" hole in a piece of 1/2" plywood that fit snugly between the tank skins. The plywood kept the hole saw solidly in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,445
Posted By dlloyd3
Yes, there is a 20 year old AD involving the W31...

Yes, there is a 20 year old AD involving the W31 series in certified aircraft. I sold my Bonanza right before the AD came out. Had 8000 hours on it and in all that time, only one breaker failed. ...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-13-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 33,417
Posted By dlloyd3
RV Grin

3rd picture. Now That is an RV grin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,413
Posted By dlloyd3
I have a KX165 when keyed on several frequencies...

I have a KX165 when keyed on several frequencies would cause my 375 to loose the GPS. Notch filter fortunately cured that. Could an older comm radio be the problem?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By dlloyd3
That must be an Oregon wing gust, not a New...

That must be an Oregon wing gust, not a New Mexico wind gust. Seriously, after seeing mine slam down unexpectedly, never left mine open again unless I was getting in or out.
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,536
Posted By dlloyd3
I had several connection problems with my Dynon...

I had several connection problems with my Dynon probes. The indications would jump around toward high temps or x out. One replacement probe consistently indicated 200 degrees or so low. Replaced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,336
Posted By dlloyd3
Download the Garmin user guide and it describes...

Download the Garmin user guide and it describes all the self testing the 175 does in the background. It will give alerts and even cancel approaches if anything is amiss. Lot of stuff going on in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,585
Posted By dlloyd3
But not too late for the spinner hat.

But not too late for the spinner hat.
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,588
Posted By dlloyd3
With the 3M double sided tape, WalMart has both...

With the 3M double sided tape, WalMart has both the removable and permanent tape. The permanent is what you want.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,220
Posted By dlloyd3
When I built my 7, the plans showed measuring the...

When I built my 7, the plans showed measuring the twist with plumb bobs, etc. Mine were within the width of the plumb bob string--couldn't tell whether or not there was any twist. Then I noticed...
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By dlloyd3
It drains the very small space between the 2...

It drains the very small space between the 2 diaphragms. If either the gasoline side diaphragm or the oil side diaphragm leaks, you will get either gasoline or oil dripping from the drain. Pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 26,592
Posted By dlloyd3
A buddy, Ten, last name Fore.

A buddy, Ten, last name Fore.
Forum: Safety 01-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,452
Posted By dlloyd3
I read that all this was after sitting 2 years? ...

I read that all this was after sitting 2 years? If so, the Dynon backup battery is discharged. During the start your main battery voltage drops to the point the Skyview reboots. Go into the Skyview...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,872
Posted By dlloyd3
Several years ago we took our 15 pound mixed...

Several years ago we took our 15 pound mixed terrier with us to New Mexico in the RV7. After he calmed down and went to sleep on Penny's lap, all was good. Every now and then he would rouse, stretch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,878
Posted By dlloyd3
He was probably the one that hid the tow bar.

He was probably the one that hid the tow bar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,982
Posted By dlloyd3
My copy stops at page 90. New puppy ate them....

My copy stops at page 90. New puppy ate them. And a shoe. And a leash, collar, harness, cat, food bowl, several socks, button from my shirt, part of a rose bush, 4 ink pens, a newspaper and several...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,605
Posted By dlloyd3
In a year and a half, there will be new products...

In a year and a half, there will be new products and old will go away. I had the Skyview Classic and it was great but go with the HDX as Dynon will continue to improve that product until they...
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,354
Posted By dlloyd3
No way to simply grip the blades with your hands...

No way to simply grip the blades with your hands and give it a twist. Nope. Make a couple blade paddles, pad to avoid scratching your new paint. It will be pretty stiff, best done with a helper. ...
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,354
Posted By dlloyd3
Sounds as though the coarse pitch stop in the...

Sounds as though the coarse pitch stop in the propeller is set improperly for the RV's speed range. To check, go to cruise speed and set 2600 RPM. In climb, does it remain at 2600? If so, the prop...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,455
Posted By dlloyd3
Three years ago I had just replaced the solenoid...

Three years ago I had just replaced the solenoid on a 2 or 3 year old Skytec so I knew how it was done. Two years later, the NAPA replacement was sticking again. Or maybe it was just plain old dead....
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-13-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By dlloyd3
Jake is correct. The only oil that will fix that...

Jake is correct. The only oil that will fix that is squeezed out of a big stack of loonies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,949
Posted By dlloyd3
According to the FAA, there were 12,728 reported...

According to the FAA, there were 12,728 reported bird strikes by civil aircraft in 2016. This is up from 1,758 in 1990. Over a 27 year study, the FAA shows a 724% increase in bird strikes. That?s...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,545
Posted By dlloyd3
I have experienced a trim run problem on a...

I have experienced a trim run problem on a Bonanza. Within a couple seconds I recognized what was happening. I took another second to reach across and pull the breaker, the only breaker I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By dlloyd3
I used it only a couple times 5 years ago. It...

I used it only a couple times 5 years ago. It was kind of clunky. Much easier to look at MapQuest before leaving home.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By dlloyd3
Claude, you need to be on the phone with Dynon...

Claude, you need to be on the phone with Dynon tech support. They will want you to download some files and send them. Since you have been flying this system for a year, it is unlikely to be a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By dlloyd3
Do yourself a favor and upgrade to the Kavlico. ...

Do yourself a favor and upgrade to the Kavlico. Just one more wire and get stable performance for a long, long time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,297
Posted By dlloyd3
Some electric fuel pumps are not self priming. ...

Some electric fuel pumps are not self priming. Airflow Performance warns of this in their instructions. Mechanical engine driven pumps do a pretty good job of self priming, hence you friends...
Forum: COMM 05-08-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,608
Posted By dlloyd3
No sidetone when transmitting indicates a problem...

No sidetone when transmitting indicates a problem inside the airplane, not an iced over antenna. No sidetone, no voice transmit but controller heard the carrier, could be loose wire or failing radio....
Forum: COMM 04-25-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By dlloyd3
From my dim memory, the install manual shows a...

From my dim memory, the install manual shows a setting of 0-255 for various volumes. Either 0 or 255 the volume will be controlled by the knob. In between, volume will be fixed at that setting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,943
Posted By dlloyd3
Why are you guys even discussing this? Water...

Why are you guys even discussing this? Water will not leak as easily as air. Follow Van's directions and test with air, a little pressure and some soapy water. I have seen tanks that leaked. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,820
Posted By dlloyd3
Years ago I experience similar winds, request,...

Years ago I experience similar winds, request, clearance and bent rings at ROW. Except it was in a Mooney.
Forum: RV-4 03-19-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By dlloyd3
Did getting rid of some of the sag bring the...

Did getting rid of some of the sag bring the engine, baffles or exhaust into contact with any part of the airframe?
Forum: COMM 02-22-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,614
Posted By dlloyd3
The Trigg remote radio has a 6W output. This is...

The Trigg remote radio has a 6W output. This is the radio Dynon uses for their comm and PS Engineering uses with their PAR200 (# ?) audio panel/com. Haven't heard any complaints about weak output...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,332
Posted By dlloyd3
Greg. Cowling off to cowling on, inspection has...

Greg.
Cowling off to cowling on, inspection has taken me 21-22 hours. This includes the routine oil and filter change, oil strainer, fuel filter, fuel strainer, air filter, wheel bearings, etc.
I've...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By dlloyd3
Have only a dozen or so rivets remaining to...

Have only a dozen or so rivets remaining to drill. Yes, have to be very careful not to ruin anything. Yes, it may be more simple to build a new HS.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By dlloyd3
E. V. has me taken care of. Thanks.

E. V. has me taken care of. Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By dlloyd3
Or a drug joke?

Or a drug joke?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By dlloyd3
268 Views. No one?

268 Views. No one?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By dlloyd3
Have crack, need tools

Inspection yesterday revealed a crack on the horizontal stab spar just like pictured in Van's SB 14-01-31. Except less spread and harder to see. I have already ordered the kit to do the repair. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 34,199
Posted By dlloyd3
I didn't read real close and ended up with two...

I didn't read real close and ended up with two sets for 33.50. Got spares for net time.
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,247
Posted By dlloyd3
Leaving the door open may or may not increase the...

Leaving the door open may or may not increase the strut life. Just bought 2 struts for about $15 including shipping. Oops, when I opened the box found I bought two sets. Four struts, $15! Shut...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,843
Posted By dlloyd3
Seemed like the HF cheapies are sensitive to...

Seemed like the HF cheapies are sensitive to battery voltage and would give wacko indications when weak. Keep a fresh battery in them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By dlloyd3
The EGT probe will get some deposits on it making...

The EGT probe will get some deposits on it making it tight in the hole. Wiggle and pull. More wiggle, more pull. It'll come out.
Chance is the probe itself is not defective but the crimped...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,550
Posted By dlloyd3
Wink A relocation of an airworthiness certificate set...

A relocation of an airworthiness certificate set an inspectors pants on fire?
That's funny..I don't care who ya' are!

Unless you were the inspector.
Forum: COMM 01-04-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,450
Posted By dlloyd3
Still have the Van's cheapo foil in the right...

Still have the Van's cheapo foil in the right wing. SL30 still picks up VOR signals good to 80 or so miles (always use GPS so don't pay attention). Still picks up LOC and GS too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By dlloyd3
Yes, just follow the wiring instructions for the...

Yes, just follow the wiring instructions for the regulator.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,832
Posted By dlloyd3
I would expect the 14 to have the same gentle...

I would expect the 14 to have the same gentle characteristics and good manners like other Van's taildraggers. My very first ride in a 7 ended in a greaser of a landing followed by five more. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By dlloyd3
Jim, I use an Interav alternator, have all their...

Jim, I use an Interav alternator, have all their instructions and pretty much understand how they intend their stuff to work. The regulated post is connected to the alternator output via a 70 ohm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,505
Posted By dlloyd3
Item Amps Day Day App Night Night...

Item Amps Day Day App Night Night App
Skyview 2 2 2 2 2
Skyview 2 2 2 2 2
SV Battery 1.5
SV Battery 1.5
AP Servos 2.66 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
GMA 240 1 1 1 ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-16-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,105
Posted By dlloyd3
Could be battery was discharged during...

Could be battery was discharged during maintenance and the amps to charge will drop off in a few minutes. How long did you see the 30A?
Could be a battery problem. A dead cell will cause a high amp...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,223
Posted By dlloyd3
Pull out the brushes, go by your local automotive...

Pull out the brushes, go by your local automotive alternator/starter repair and tell 'em you need some brushes for your airboat. They will fix you right up for just a few dollars.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By dlloyd3
I've wondered about the same thing. Wonder if we...

I've wondered about the same thing. Wonder if we will incur a sales tax event in NC?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 24,020
Posted By dlloyd3
I've seen the fuel pressure twitch giving time to...

I've seen the fuel pressure twitch giving time to switch tanks. I have also experienced in the same plane the engine quitting suddenly with no warning. Every time, just switched tanks and 5-7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By dlloyd3
Several complaints on the MooneySpace forum about...

Several complaints on the MooneySpace forum about the new pumps and higher pressures. Might not make any real difference for our fuel injection systems, we are not constrained by certification and...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,920
Posted By dlloyd3
Similar thing happened to me after an alternator...

Similar thing happened to me after an alternator failure on a low IFR day while flying my Bonanza. Meant to cycle the alt switch and got the master at the same time. NY Center sounded tense when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By dlloyd3
Thanks. Easy to miss. From the release...

Thanks. Easy to miss. From the release notes:

New: New more descriptive percent horsepower ?%HP? widget.
Improved: Engine monitoring widget display pointers (?needles?) and textual labels are now...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By dlloyd3
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool has 'em. Both 1 and...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool has 'em. Both 1 and 2".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By dlloyd3
A lot is going on with those downloads. With the...

A lot is going on with those downloads. With the first display, software is loaded for itself and other installed components. Everything including the servos need to be powered for the updates. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-21-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,036
Posted By dlloyd3
PA38112 brings up a good point about mogas. For...

PA38112 brings up a good point about mogas. For most it will be a pain. Parking lot to my plane is only a hundred yards or so. Two three gallon cans is the limit. More gas or more distance or more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,036
Posted By dlloyd3
Ross at SDS would certainly be willing to give...

Ross at SDS would certainly be willing to give you advice on your hope to run mogas using that system. Please post what you find.
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