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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By Bill.Peyton
If this is a Lycoming built engine, you can send...

If this is a Lycoming built engine, you can send the material to them for analysis at no charge. Here is the Lycoming service instruction regarding metal in the oil.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Oly, a wire from pin 11 of the discrete connector...

Oly, a wire from pin 11 of the discrete connector on the GTN to a push button switch will accomplish what you want
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-24-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By Bill.Peyton
FS: Avidyne IFD440 GPS Navigator

I am selling my 9 month old IFD440 Avidyne GPS Navigator!

Prior to upgrading my panel to the three screen G3X touch system, I upgraded my GNS430W with a new IFD440 GPS. My non- touch system...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By Bill.Peyton
It is actually better to wait on the installation...

It is actually better to wait on the installation until the window is in. Less chance of damaging the leather.
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Bob, I am running the red electroair resistance...

Bob,
I am running the red electroair resistance ignition harness on the upper spark plugs. They are spiral wound and help with the ignition interference. I had originally installed the provided...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I have used both pilot and foreflight. I like...

I have used both pilot and foreflight. I like the runway notification that foreflight offers, but other than that I can't think of a reason to spend $80 more. I have both the Avidyne 440 and 3-G3X...
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I see you have not put layers of fg cloth and...

I see you have not put layers of fg cloth and completed the bonding and installation of the wind screen. I found that once you add a layer of cloth across window bond and then add micro to...
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Is your G3X at the latest s/w level?

Is your G3X at the latest s/w level?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I had to replace a cylinder at 800 hours on a...

I had to replace a cylinder at 800 hours on a factory new engine. I had something get stuck under an exhaust valve, which overheated the valve and seat. At the time, I was able to obtain a new...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Consider making a hinged mount for the tray and...

Consider making a hinged mount for the tray and using it as is, mounting it reversed. It would be rare that you would be removing the box
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,681
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I always burnish the flare with scotch brite...

I always burnish the flare with scotch brite after I am done, and clean up the edges as required with the scotch brite. Havenít had a leak yet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,681
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Are you lubing the tool before you flare?

Are you lubing the tool before you flare?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I ran across this file a few years back. It is a...

I ran across this file a few years back. It is a pull test of various 470 and 426 rivet joints.
21684
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Do not insert any more 90-degree fittings than...

Do not insert any more 90-degree fittings than necessary. I have 0 (no) 90 degree fittings between my tank and fuel selector valve. I have one straight coupling under the seat pan. It's easy to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By Bill.Peyton
There is a GPSS steering on/off software switch...

There is a GPSS steering on/off software switch in the configuration mode. You ma6 check to see that it is turned on
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Yes, wx and audio are separate...

Yes, wx and audio are separate subscriptions.

https://www.siriusxm.com/aviation/packages

Lowest cost package for each are $30 for wx and $12 for audio
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I have had xmwx for over 12 years in two...

I have had xmwx for over 12 years in two different aircraft. The FIS-b WX is ok but does not provide sufficient resolution for how I use my aircraft. I just started using the audio portion of the...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Here is a data point on the Sika. I used...

Here is a data point on the Sika.

I used Sikaflex on all windows. I created 2 test coupons for each window to save and to test after application. When the test coupons were subjected to a pull...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I just went through this process last week and it...

I just went through this process last week and it calibrated fine. Are you actually stalling the aircraft or are you approaching a stall? I would try again without actually stalling the aircraft. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bill.Peyton
From a flying perspective, I am still getting...

From a flying perspective, I am still getting used to the quadrant in its new position. The actual installation was straight forward. The cables specified were all the correct length. The hardest...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 609,507
Posted By Bill.Peyton
RV10 Panel Upgrade

After 1300 hours and almost 10 years, I finally decided it was time to move this panel into the future. Below are the "as built" photo and the newly upgraded photo. With the exception of the power...
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Rich, Check out this...

Rich, Check out this link.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/andairfuelcap.php?clickkey=3850
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,854
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Geoff has dxf files of the panel inserts for some...

Geoff has dxf files of the panel inserts for some of his panels on their website
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I had a bad mag and spoke with this person who...

I had a bad mag and spoke with this person who had me ship it back and sent me a new one. Try contacting him by email or phone.

Thomas Justice
Engineering Manager Ė Piston and Power Products
...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I was able to get ACS to provide me with the...

I was able to get ACS to provide me with the ignition switch and 3 door locks all three keyed the same. Admittedly these locks will only prevent entry from the curious.
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Mine is installed on a -10. So the batteries are...

Mine is installed on a -10. So the batteries are in the rear. Also, the the 540 uses the larger Seperator.
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Here you go Mike

Here you go Mike
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Do you have the g3x configured for the proper...

Do you have the g3x configured for the proper sender?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I purchased a fine wire gapping tool from ACS....

I purchased a fine wire gapping tool from ACS. Just be gentle when you regap

CHAMPION CT-457 FINE WIRE GAP SETTING TOOL
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,838
Posted By Bill.Peyton
IO540 kit untrimmed

IO540 kit untrimmed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Panel upgrade to G3x Touch

So I finally decided to upgrade my non touch G3X Panel to a touch system. The current panel has served me well for 9 years and it's time for a new project. I am going to be installing 3 displays...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Larry The cap sitting in the photo next to the...

Larry The cap sitting in the photo next to the destroyed cap, has 1000 hours on it. It's the same mag P/N and was removed from service to install this new one, which I purchased from someone who...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I just looked at my installation and see that you...

I just looked at my installation and see that you are correct, in that the slick start module derives itís power from the starter terminal on the start solenoid. So that is not the issue. Bob, I...
Forum: RV-10 09-30-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By Bill.Peyton
If you don't have the plans yet, you should get...

If you don't have the plans yet, you should get them. Also, to keep from scratching the panel you should put a line of masking tape along the top for when you slide it up.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Slick Magneto major failure

In the process of my annual I noticed the timing of my left and only magneto had drifted 5+ degrees. This magneto was purchased from a VAF'r and had been removed from a new engine with only a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,056
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Fahrenheit gives you almost doubleó1.8xóthe...

Fahrenheit gives you almost doubleó1.8xóthe precision of Celsius without having to delve into decimals, which are not displayed.
Forum: RV-10 09-21-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,638
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Here are some photos. This attachment method will...

Here are some photos. This attachment method will result in almost full travel and very good resolution as a result.
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,655
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I too have a dual battery, dual alternator...

I too have a dual battery, dual alternator system. My main bus and battery is a PC625 and my Aux is a PC680. My system is independent and designed when starting to use the Aux Bus to power up all...
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,817
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Have you tried 50psi in the tires? I have a...

Have you tried 50psi in the tires? I have a slight shimmy at that same speed, but itís the main gear, not the nose gear.
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,029
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I did as you suggested to tweak the numbers. I...

I did as you suggested to tweak the numbers. I used a potentiometer in lieu of the sending unit. It sure would be nice to have the ability to edit the file.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bill.Peyton
So I did speak with Kevin at Vans builder...

So I did speak with Kevin at Vans builder support.



In his words, extremely rare to see cracking. If flown off off hard surface, probably never happen.



He did not have the number of...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,582
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I would now suspect the doors and the rear...

I would now suspect the doors and the rear windows. Carl has a very good suggestion a good description. I would definitely layup at least 2 layers bid and fill in the gap with micro. If you...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Good idea. Iíll give them a call, or...

Good idea. Iíll give them a call, or alternatively, they could respond to this thread and post the data:)
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I can’t see how to do that. I also thought of...

I can’t see how to do that. I also thought of that this morning.



Moderator: If you want to close the poll and thread and repost the survey with the additional option
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Poll - RV10 landing gear weldment cracks SL00033

I am curious how prevalent cracking of the landing gear mounts exists in the fleet. I have entered 1 on behalf of the Vans company aircraft called out in the service letter
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Randy, how large is the dam on #2? Initially I...

Randy, how large is the dam on #2? Initially I cut down the front dams, but ended up replacing them back and around 2/3's the original size. It helped with the rear cylinders slightly. When you...
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,069
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I really donít think itís a single ignition wire...

I really donít think itís a single ignition wire or plug. If one plug stopped firing, the EGT would rise, not fall. Both plugs would have to misfire to see a fall in EGT like you are seeing. Did...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,069
Posted By Bill.Peyton
It looks like that cylinder is suffering from...

It looks like that cylinder is suffering from lack of fuel. If it were one plug the EGT would go high. I would open up the flow divider and see if you have some debris, also clean injector...
Forum: RV-10 07-23-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,069
Posted By Bill.Peyton
To add to what Larry recommends. When you do the...

To add to what Larry recommends. When you do the mag check do it quickly to capture the issue. If you have a dead plug, when you do the mag check, the bad plug/cylinder will show up as a cold...
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,069
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I use a .4995 ream very carefully

I use a .4995 ream very carefully
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I have had a similar issue with v12.2 software,...

I have had a similar issue with v12.2 software, only itís with the SL30. It locks up after 20 minutes of flight and only in flight. I turned off the serial port to the sl30 and problem disappears....
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Looks very nice Carl. What are the four smaller...

Looks very nice Carl. What are the four smaller relays for?
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,295
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I ended up using the front left air source and...

I ended up using the front left air source and split it with a Y adapter and run that to both heat muffs and to both stainless valves. I blocked off the opening behind # 5 cylinder. I had way too...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,641
Posted By Bill.Peyton
So reverted back to 12.0 and SL30 failures are...

So reverted back to 12.0 and SL30 failures are gone. Working with Garmin to determine issue.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,641
Posted By Bill.Peyton
So I decided to disable the RS232 port that...

So I decided to disable the RS232 port that communicates with the SL30. I flew for an hour without failure. Sounds like a software bug or possibly an incompatibility with the SL30 software version....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-25-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,641
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Well I decided to try out this new software and...

Well I decided to try out this new software and see if it is any less buggy than the 12.1 release. After installing 12.2, I am now getting a "COM Failure" and "DSP failure" on my SL30. After...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,043
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bill.Peyton
The fact that the noise increases when the p lead...

The fact that the noise increases when the p lead is totally disconnected is could be an indication of an engine grounding issue.



BTW, the p lead should be a shielded wire. The shield should be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Don't get distracted by trying to mask an issue. ...

Don't get distracted by trying to mask an issue. If one mag does not exhibit this issue and the other does, and it did not do this before, then it is probably something with the mag and associated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,186
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Disconnect the p lead from the magneto that is...

Disconnect the p lead from the magneto that is generating the noise to determine if it is an issue with the p lead shield. Try grounding both sides of the p lead shield. and see if there is any...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,614
Posted By Bill.Peyton
As I recall, problem number 2 should go away when...

As I recall, problem number 2 should go away when you get the entire aircraft together and adjust all the linkages to obtain the correct travel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bill.Peyton
There used to be a guy that had a business...

There used to be a guy that had a business shipping RV's to Europe. He was located in north Florida somewhere. Someone may jump in and remember who he is.

Edit: All it took was a little searching...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,965
Posted By Bill.Peyton
I also have the stock Vans belts and am happy...

I also have the stock Vans belts and am happy with them. I also removed the crotch strap attach points.
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,706
Posted By Bill.Peyton
Here are my numbers accumulated over 1000+ hours...

Here are my numbers accumulated over 1000+ hours downloaded from my G3X. All LOP set for best speed not best MPG. And yes, my pitot static is within 1kt. 90% of my flying is cross country with...
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