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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By agent4573
Mine takes a 9/16" open ended wrench. If you...

Mine takes a 9/16" open ended wrench. If you don't keep a set at the hanger, be sure to bring both sizes. Also, with the appropriate sealant, there doesn't need to be a crazy amount of torque on that...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By agent4573
My old instructor runs...

My old instructor runs https://www.tailwheeladventures.com/ now. Based in Orlando.
Forum: Propellers 11-21-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,389
Posted By agent4573
You're not the only one that isn't happy with...

You're not the only one that isn't happy with their customer service this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,461
Posted By agent4573
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006O4HTK/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006O4HTK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G3OEZGM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I forget...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By agent4573
I remember somewhere in the 43.13 where it calls...

I remember somewhere in the 43.13 where it calls out different edge requirements of standard and CS rivets, but I can't seem to find it now. Anyway, here's what I did find, and it does seem to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-14-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By agent4573
I haven't followed the rotary world in a long...

I haven't followed the rotary world in a long time, but did Mazda ever fix the issues that were causing the RX8 motors to blow up with like 30k on them? My friend had one when it first came out and...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-14-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By agent4573
I really like this series on youtube, they go...

I really like this series on youtube, they go step by step by step from carving the foam to having a full ready to go mold. It is a company generated how-to series, so they push their products over...
Forum: California 11-11-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By agent4573
You'd be hard pressed to find anyone willing to...

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone willing to dry lease an RV, since it's illegal to do so. PM sent about a flight though.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By agent4573
Initially the gap between the #2 exhaust tube and...

Initially the gap between the #2 exhaust tube and the sam james cowl was <3/8". That's the wife's finger in the picture showing how close it was. We could have added a small blister to the cowl, but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By agent4573
Got my 370 cross-over exhaust from vetterman. Let...

Got my 370 cross-over exhaust from vetterman. Let him know if you're running a james cowl, he has to tweak it a little bit to clear.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By agent4573
I have the showplanes mount on my rv7. Next...

I have the showplanes mount on my rv7. Next annual I'm removing the showplanes mount and putting the cooler on the firewall. The seal is very difficult to get sealed tight. Our oil temp runs fine in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,347
Posted By agent4573
Congrats on all the progress. I'm amazed you...

Congrats on all the progress. I'm amazed you booked a checkride 3 weeks out. DPE's in my area are booking for Feb/Mar already, but might be able to "squeeze me in" in january...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By agent4573
Articles about the chute say it weights 30 lbs....

Articles about the chute say it weights 30 lbs. (https://www.wisconsinaviation.com/files/pdf/talewinds28_2.pdf) I think that is just the parachute, it doesn't include the rockets, line cutters, etc....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By agent4573
I've got the stock valve that came with rv7 kit....

I've got the stock valve that came with rv7 kit. Never installed.

https://store.vansaircraft.com/parker-fp-4-fuel-valve-fuel-valve.html

Let me know if the others fall through and we can work...
Forum: California 11-06-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By agent4573
Sent you a pm

Sent you a pm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By agent4573
https://store.vansaircraft.com/io-360-engine-baffl...

https://store.vansaircraft.com/io-360-engine-baffle-kit-baf-8-io360.html

I stand corrected on my previous post (seems to happen more and more now).

The O-360/IO-360/IO-375 parallel valve motors...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By agent4573
The 375 is the same externally as a 360 parallel...

The 375 is the same externally as a 360 parallel valve and should use the BAF-360 kit as a starting point. If you bought the taper fin cylinders, you'll have to make your own cylinder baffles though....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By agent4573
I always thought this was an interesting video....

I always thought this was an interesting video. I'm going to pull a number out of thin air and say that it might not apply to 50% of the RVs out there. Any plane built with a fixed windscreen...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-02-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By agent4573
If that falls through, PM me. I have one in a box...

If that falls through, PM me. I have one in a box that I never installed.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-02-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,100
Posted By agent4573
Gorgeous plane. We just finished one with similar...

Gorgeous plane. We just finished one with similar specs and while talking to the wife, we figured if we had to sell it, the list price would be right around 200k in the current market. Glad to see we...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,471
Posted By agent4573
I could reach mine to do the clocking and other...

I could reach mine to do the clocking and other adjustments with it installed, but I gave up and removed it to get the safety-wire back in. Also, since you're dealing with fine adjustments and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By agent4573
A false sense of confidence, and Cirrus not being...

A false sense of confidence, and Cirrus not being forthcoming about WHY they put a parachute on the plane. The marketing department did a tremendous job of making up for engineering shortfalls....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,471
Posted By agent4573
The PCU5000 is basically this exact same...

The PCU5000 is basically this exact same governor, and when I went to reclock mine, the first thought I had was that if I just take the arm off and move it to the new position, I wouldn't have to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By agent4573
I can understand and support the idea of flying...

I can understand and support the idea of flying with a parachute if you're doing a lot of mountainous flying at night and don't trust your plane to be reliable, but I hate the BRS and Cirrus because...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By agent4573
This picture is the best I have showing the...

This picture is the best I have showing the "final" trimming for the bottom fairing. Notice mine is about 1" shorter than yours on the front side. There's a little more info on the tail fiberglass in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By agent4573
How did you determine "trim to fit"? The fairing...

How did you determine "trim to fit"? The fairing is designed for the A model and has a lot of extra material on it that has to be removed for the tail dragger to clear the spring. Post a pic of what...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-25-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,968
Posted By agent4573
From the Harmon Rocket FAQ page: "The Vne for a...

From the Harmon Rocket FAQ page: "The Vne for a properly constructed F1 is 275mph(240kph) and the F4 should abide by Van's Vne numbers for the relevant wing/tail combination."

275mph converts to 239...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,499
Posted By agent4573
The base 360 fuel map works pretty well for the...

The base 360 fuel map works pretty well for the 375, at least on the SDS system. There's some fine tuning to do for sure, but overall it runs well out of the box. The volumetric efficiency is close...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By agent4573
1/8th NPT to either a -3AN or -4AN. Its hard to...

1/8th NPT to either a -3AN or -4AN. Its hard to tell based on a wooden ruler, but I would lean towards the -3AN. The -3AN will have a thread diameter of 0.375" and the -4AN will have a thread...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-19-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,247
Posted By agent4573
I believe you are correct on the filter sizes....

I believe you are correct on the filter sizes. The 175 is the pre-filter since it operates under suction instead of pressure. Ross from SDS recommended 40 micron for both pre and post filters. My...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-18-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,247
Posted By agent4573
Bought everything straight from SDS....

Bought everything straight from SDS. TSflightlines even has a kit for the required fuel lines in this setup.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-18-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,247
Posted By agent4573
If your not dead set on running individual tank...

If your not dead set on running individual tank filters, you can do a pre/post pump filter setup like this and cover it up using the standard fuel injection pump cover from Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,746
Posted By agent4573
Doing an oil change this weekend. I'll take a...

Doing an oil change this weekend. I'll take a bunch of pics. For the most part the piccolo tubes fit, but the forward 2-3 inches of them gets crushed by the plenum where it turns downward and starts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By agent4573
Yes, but the chance of you getting it that hot on...

Yes, but the chance of you getting it that hot on the deburring wheel is smallish. You'll burn yourself ~150-200F. Removing the temper from aluminum (annealing it) requires ~775F. You can mark the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,746
Posted By agent4573
We attempted to make the "standard setup" for...

We attempted to make the "standard setup" for measuring the plenum pressures, and it looks like it just isn't going to happen. There isn't enough space between the plenum and cylinders to fit the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,582
Posted By agent4573
What instrumentation did you end up using to...

What instrumentation did you end up using to monitor detonation? I've heard it's hard to find a knock sensor that works well on these motors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By agent4573
Interesting. I only found this app because it was...

Interesting. I only found this app because it was a free download in the Google app store. Sorry you had to go through the whole Amazon thing for it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By agent4573
"USB endoscope camera for Samsung, Redmi, Sony,...

"USB endoscope camera for Samsung, Redmi, Sony, Huawei"

Took me a few tries to find an app that worked as well. Using it on a Pixel 2XL Android 11.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-06-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By agent4573
Thanks Ross. I'll bump up the "sub idle" mixture...

Thanks Ross. I'll bump up the "sub idle" mixture a little bit and see what happens.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-05-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By agent4573
We normally do most of the descent in a lean of...

We normally do most of the descent in a lean of peak setting with the mixture knob, so I'll try it again with the knob back to vertical on the SDS and see if the popping goes away. While slightly...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-05-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By agent4573
SDS EGT question

Full EM5 system on an IO375. During low power or idle descents 3 of the 4 egts will drop below 700ish degrees. Cylinder 4 stays up around 1150-1200. All 4 egts read within 50 degrees at cruise and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By agent4573
Not quite winds aloft, but an impressive METAR.

Not quite winds aloft, but an impressive METAR.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By agent4573
We used Lightstream last year for our...

We used Lightstream last year for our construction loan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By agent4573
I don't think mine is the usher. The usher looks...

I don't think mine is the usher. The usher looks metal, mine is grey plastic with a skinnier popup lever in the middle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By agent4573
Stock replacement fuel cap part number

Anyone know the part number that comes with the quick build rv7 kit? I think it's the T-00007A, but there's a bold disclaimer that they don't fit standard flanges, and it only lists them as being...
Forum: Tools 09-18-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By agent4573
I've got a pair laying around as well if anyone...

I've got a pair laying around as well if anyone needs some.
Forum: Propellers 09-18-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By agent4573
Thats probably even easier. Thanks!

Thats probably even easier. Thanks!
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By agent4573
Emailed them weeks ago. Called every day last...

Emailed them weeks ago. Called every day last week, the shop guys are always too busy to talk.

I'll get some black dye for the epoxy and try to fill it in. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By agent4573
Fixing nick in carbon fiber prop

Hoping for some guidance on how to fix a nick in a composite whirlwind 300 prop. It's on the trailing edge of one of the blades and was found during the most recent 50 hour inspection. It's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By agent4573
Alex has a 6 and a 10, not sure either will count...

Alex has a 6 and a 10, not sure either will count towards 14 hours, but double-check with your insurance
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By agent4573
The GSU73 pinout diagram has an asterisk next to...

The GSU73 pinout diagram has an asterisk next to all 4 of the discrete inputs, mentioning that they're active low. Are these pins able to be configured for active high? Since they're default active...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 34,910
Posted By agent4573
Resurrecting this one. My motor runs continuously...

Resurrecting this one. My motor runs continuously in the up position. What setting has to change to use the 0 position or flap velocity to turn off power to the flaps?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By agent4573
They should be the same. Spruce is selling the...

They should be the same. Spruce is selling the updated, Garmin recommended part but hasn't updated the part number on the website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By agent4573
We used lightstream for our construction loan...

We used lightstream for our construction loan last year. Not sure if we used an unsecured personal loan or put the kit up as collateral, but they gave us a lot of money that funded the purchase of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By agent4573
https://www.showplanes.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=p...

https://www.showplanes.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=TC-12
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By agent4573
That's doesn't seem too far off if you don't have...

That's doesn't seem too far off if you don't have any fairings installed. The wheel pants and fairings should be good for around 10 knots, and 145 indicated at 3000 ft is equivalent to 170 true at 9k.
Forum: Reviews 08-28-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By agent4573
Ross has been great for all of my random...

Ross has been great for all of my random questions about the system. Highly recommend.
Forum: COMM 08-27-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By agent4573
Our antennas are belly mounted as well. We get...

Our antennas are belly mounted as well. We get cross talk if both radios are tuned within about 2 Mhz. So if radio one is transmitted on 121.0, as long as radio 2 is tuned above 123.0 its good to go....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By agent4573
I've got 2 antennas on a shelf on my 7, one for...

I've got 2 antennas on a shelf on my 7, one for the G3x the other for the GNX375. Has worked fine for the first 100 hours. They're about an inch apart from each other, and about 3 inches forward of...
Forum: California 08-22-2022, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By agent4573
This is the crux of the post. If you know any...

This is the crux of the post. If you know any please let me know who they are. I've asked everyone I know and came up empty.
Forum: California 08-22-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By agent4573
Need CFI to checkout my CFI - RV7

The wife and I have a CFI we've been working with for the last few years and now that the plane is done, we would like to continue training and do our BFRs in the RV7. Since our CFI doesn't have any...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-19-2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By agent4573
It's included in the basic weight, never leaves.

It's included in the basic weight, never leaves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,365
Posted By agent4573
My answers: Pd = 3.78 psi. Ptotal can't be...

My answers: Pd = 3.78 psi. Ptotal can't be defined because you didn't give an altitude or temp. Assuming sea level on a standard day, that would make P static = 14.7 psi and P total equal to 18.5...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-19-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,248
Posted By agent4573
I don't see this happening often, since the SDS...

I don't see this happening often, since the SDS limits the chances of you pooling a large amount of fuel in the intake unlike the carbs and mechanical injection. The wife is getting ready to do some...
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