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Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,518
Posted By aerhed
Make it pop up in the tunnel. No access plates...

Make it pop up in the tunnel. No access plates needed, no exhaust interference.
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,012
Posted By aerhed
Your first run should be just a couple minutes. ...

Your first run should be just a couple minutes. Then shut down and do a thorough thorough leak check. Then run it longer. That's how you avoid a possible humongous oil cleanup.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,576
Posted By aerhed
Ron has it. You probably need to pull the gear...

Ron has it. You probably need to pull the gear out and rei-ndex one tooth. If you have this problem on the 4 cylinders where the gear is attached to the mag, you pull the gear and give it a 180. ...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,648
Posted By aerhed
Another reason to use the 300 series Ray Allen...

Another reason to use the 300 series Ray Allen grips.
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,361
Posted By aerhed
It helps to have a proper mindset. Don't build...

It helps to have a proper mindset. Don't build your airframe around your avionics. Build an airframe that can pretty much stand on it's own and add avionics ON TOP of everything. It's just a trick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By aerhed
Pull the carb. Use tires and ratchet straps. ...

Pull the carb. Use tires and ratchet straps. Drive like you stole it.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,740
Posted By aerhed
If you place your terminals overhead approx in...

If you place your terminals overhead approx in line with the. Rear doorpost, you can run the V aft and they fit with just the last couple inches curving down a bit. I embed a pair of nuts in the...
Forum: RV-10 12-07-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,740
Posted By aerhed
Bill, I have used copper strip VOR antenna...

Bill, I have used copper strip VOR antenna glasses to the inner cabin surface twice now. Reception is perfect, you can run the cable through the windshield brace and hide the terminals under the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,206
Posted By aerhed
I don't wrap. I like Clint's work and wouldn't...

I don't wrap. I like Clint's work and wouldn't dream of covering it. As for inspections, I guess you could just give a wrapped pipe some "inspectiness".
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By aerhed
I'd be looking at the stick assembly for ends of...

I'd be looking at the stick assembly for ends of pushrods catching on weldments since it's happening with the stick cranked over. May have to leave more threads near a weldment end and less at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,950
Posted By aerhed
Armature? Amateur.

Armature? Amateur.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,417
Posted By aerhed
Square ford type unit. Available at any auto...

Square ford type unit. Available at any auto store in America for about $20. Lots cheaper than a motel and fedex when it quits in podunk.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,916
Posted By aerhed
I've noticed that little zoom on the 10 on grass....

I've noticed that little zoom on the 10 on grass. It's the relatively small tires versus weight, I think. Not as bad as a 210.
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,553
Posted By aerhed
My current rv10 will climb full throttle, 90kts...

My current rv10 will climb full throttle, 90kts all day and never hit 400. Bone stock cowl, baffles, louvers. Gear slot extended maybe 2 1/2 inches. They should all do this. If one can't, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,121
Posted By aerhed
I've had best success by starting empty. Set...

I've had best success by starting empty. Set your tank size on the EFIS for whatever the six tops out at with the float (17g?). Then add fuel by the gallon using a milk jug. Stop at each...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-11-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,149
Posted By aerhed
I flew over for the memorial today. Over half...

I flew over for the memorial today. Over half the town was there. School was closed. They took care of him, it's a tight community.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,068
Posted By aerhed
One pro I can see is that you'll never burn the...

One pro I can see is that you'll never burn the tips off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,409
Posted By aerhed
If you start now, your ten y.o. will be eleven by...

If you start now, your ten y.o. will be eleven by the time you pick up a rivet gun. Finishing high school about the same time as the airplane. If you didn't spend the college money on avionics,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,098
Posted By aerhed
Okay, I guess NOW they can have Bob's medical...

Okay, I guess NOW they can have Bob's medical certificate.
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,239
Posted By aerhed
You can get quite a bit of wiring in the...

You can get quite a bit of wiring in the windshield brace if you finesse the openings a little. Mostly small wire for this stuff. My last one had 2 gps, 1 RG400, overhead lights, and rear ICS jacks...
Forum: RV-10 10-18-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,239
Posted By aerhed
You do get a lot of light from the EFIS panels. ...

You do get a lot of light from the EFIS panels. The black swivel eyeballs work okay too. Suggest one bright interior light also (no dimmer), for baggage rummaging and finding dropped stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By aerhed
Mark, check your PM's. I'm in a proseal mood.

Mark, check your PM's. I'm in a proseal mood.
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By aerhed
Cutouts don't match. Disregard them and use the...

Cutouts don't match. Disregard them and use the contours.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-18-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,101
Posted By aerhed
The two small nuts? Or the bigger corner ones? ...

The two small nuts? Or the bigger corner ones? Step one is check torque on all 8 nuts. If only a couple are untorqued, somebody messed up their torque sequence. If all/most are loose, you got a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,925
Posted By aerhed
That looks like a Superior airparts hose. So...

That looks like a Superior airparts hose. So does what little of the part number I can see.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,584
Posted By aerhed
CG? You're already weight forward with the angle...

CG? You're already weight forward with the angle valve.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,182
Posted By aerhed
Dave, just make sure you goop the bearings and...

Dave, just make sure you goop the bearings and journals really good and make sure you don't trap any grit when you test assemble. Just use a few perimeter bolts to hold it together.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,578
Posted By aerhed
Yah. If the front ones don't have a big 3/4 nut...

Yah. If the front ones don't have a big 3/4 nut & maybe spacer that means they are threaded. If the case gets surfaced & line bored they pull those automatically. They can inspect all your studs...
Forum: Safety 09-08-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,335
Posted By aerhed
This is a great thread. I never knew smoking...

This is a great thread. I never knew smoking made you fly bad though. I consider it to be conditioning. I live fairly high and am as well acclimated as I'm going to get. I fly around the low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,111
Posted By aerhed
Add US Industrial to that tool list. Their...

Add US Industrial to that tool list. Their cutting tools have always been sharp and accurate. They also have cool stuff like $40k hot dimplers if you just want to be crazy.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,547
Posted By aerhed
Fowling is for the birds.

Fowling is for the birds.
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,765
Posted By aerhed
Truth is, you don't want any insulation in the...

Truth is, you don't want any insulation in the front few inches of floor near the firewall. That's a good thing because its a bear to completely remove the front floors. You can unrivet the rear...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By aerhed
If you haven't riveted the back line, you can do...

If you haven't riveted the back line, you can do it solo as long as the windows aren't in yet. The skin behind the cabin top can also be done solo as long as you don't rivet yourself into a corner...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By aerhed
If you look at the flat spot you will see that...

If you look at the flat spot you will see that the back window flange itself is consistent, but the surrounding material goes shallow there where the doorpost starts to curve. I would fill that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,547
Posted By aerhed
Is it soot, lead, or oil fouling? What color? ...

Is it soot, lead, or oil fouling? What color? Wet or furry? Leadballs? Expiring minds want to know.
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,274
Posted By aerhed
The U engine has heavy heads and long reach spark...

The U engine has heavy heads and long reach spark plugs.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,044
Posted By aerhed
I wasn't happy with the magnets because of the...

I wasn't happy with the magnets because of the fussy setup. This time I have SPST momentary switches for each pin. They feed into the EFIS individually and give a big screen warning, audio if you'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,756
Posted By aerhed
Air must flow through the muff to prevent that...

Air must flow through the muff to prevent that section of exhaust from overheating and failing prematurely. I have seen many bulged/cracked exhausts underneath heat muffs. We call these "ball park...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By aerhed
I know that if you have two equal lights, one in...

I know that if you have two equal lights, one in the tip and one in the root, the inboard light will seem better.
Forum: Safety 08-17-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 76,128
Posted By aerhed
Well, at least they were primed.

Well, at least they were primed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,256
Posted By aerhed
155KTAS, LOP yields around 8.7gph at around 9k DA...

155KTAS, LOP yields around 8.7gph at around 9k DA and 2500 rpm WOT Hartzell BA, 260hp engine. If I remember right.
Forum: Propellers 08-10-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,429
Posted By aerhed
JonJay. This is a 540. Front mount gov. No...

JonJay. This is a 540. Front mount gov. No adapter, no hose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By aerhed
Excepting micro mixes. They just putty on. I...

Excepting micro mixes. They just putty on. I haven't found a better micro mix than West105 and balloons. Dries white, hard, and sands clean. 5minute is ok for plugs and quickie bonds, but it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By aerhed
Hmm. That was follow the leader I think. ...

Hmm. That was follow the leader I think. Bendix/lyc calls it "manifold valve" and TCM call it "flow divider". Did I get it right now?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By aerhed
Terminolgy: flow divider, overflow vent.

Terminolgy: flow divider, overflow vent.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,975
Posted By aerhed
Yes some do. You can tie them togethert, only...

Yes some do. You can tie them togethert, only downside is you can't tell from outside which is the leaker. Big deal, you need to pull cowl and look anyway. Make sure it is really a vent port and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,771
Posted By aerhed
Cheapest solution is to stay West of the rockies...

Cheapest solution is to stay West of the rockies and East of the coastal States. That there region is known as the Great Dehumidifier Basin.
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,429
Posted By aerhed
Did the screen on the gasket have any metal on...

Did the screen on the gasket have any metal on it? Kinda vlooks like the flyweight arms carved their way through the body. Might want to pull your oil filter too.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,813
Posted By aerhed
Hmmm. I know cropdusters that use pledge by the...

Hmmm. I know cropdusters that use pledge by the case. A can per day. What's your problem with it?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,813
Posted By aerhed
ElCheapo furniture polish. Definitely not...

ElCheapo furniture polish. Definitely not windex. Also, my homo sapiens digits leave scratches.
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,200
Posted By aerhed
Kurt, that wasn't at YOU. It was at the...

Kurt, that wasn't at YOU. It was at the manufacturers. You got lied to. There are other choices than lyclone, just not for most people. For me, reliability/predictability is so high on the list...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By aerhed
I had Hookers in the last one and Crows in this...

I had Hookers in the last one and Crows in this one. I like the Crows better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,388
Posted By aerhed
A lexan canopy would look like you car headlights...

A lexan canopy would look like you car headlights within a few years. Yuck. The optics wouldn't be as good as plexi either.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-05-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,385
Posted By aerhed
Fascinating captain. I like.

Fascinating captain. I like.
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,200
Posted By aerhed
Can I laugh now?

Can I laugh now?
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,572
Posted By aerhed
I bought special 9/32 baby wrench from the...

I bought special 9/32 baby wrench from the snap-on dude to carry in my pocket. Any time a Citation came into my hangar the first thing I'd do is pull all the wicks and bag em and hang em. I've seen...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,572
Posted By aerhed
After replacing thousands and thousands of...

After replacing thousands and thousands of dollars worth of wicks on certified airplanes and repairing damaged/corroded structures under the wicks, and replacing clothing that snagged on them...I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,803
Posted By aerhed
That may be true, but some of it may be case...

That may be true, but some of it may be case weight. My Emmy has a Powersonic 25ah in it that cranks like a mutha and it's almost 4 years old now. My ten has a 35ah UBC that cranks and holds charge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,021
Posted By aerhed
The Airtex carpeting is great stuff. Pricey per...

The Airtex carpeting is great stuff. Pricey per yard, but I've looked and looked and never found it elsewhere.
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,698
Posted By aerhed
That's a scary amount of freeplay. Fix it.

That's a scary amount of freeplay. Fix it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,863
Posted By aerhed
Steel cylinders?

Steel cylinders?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,863
Posted By aerhed
The hone is what I was thinking of. You didn't...

The hone is what I was thinking of. You didn't mention it in your first post. What kind of hone are you going to use?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,495
Posted By aerhed
Thge brown stain around black adels is normal. ...

Thge brown stain around black adels is normal. It's what they do. Even sitting around without running.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,863
Posted By aerhed
Is your intention to just put new rings and pin...

Is your intention to just put new rings and pin plugs in and put it back together? If so, you're just wasting time and parts.
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