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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,931
Posted By bret
I put the Baja Design XL racer LEDs on my Ducati...

I put the Baja Design XL racer LEDs on my Ducati for the work commute through the sierras and deer avoidance, they turn the night into day. warning, that 399.95 price is not the price for a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By bret
For how critical this piece is, I would start...

For how critical this piece is, I would start over, I made a mistake on this piece also. Are you doing the SB? easy at this stage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,193
Posted By bret
A flying airplane or one to work on. :D

A flying airplane or one to work on. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By bret
Forgot one important note......empty out weed...

Forgot one important note......empty out weed killer fluid first and clean out very good, then add brake fluid of choice. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By bret
Pressure bleeding from the caliper up to the...

Pressure bleeding from the caliper up to the reservoir worked best for me, use an old weed sprayer and make modified connections to the caliper bleeder screw, rig an over flow hose at the reservoir...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,152
Posted By bret
I bought an IO 360 A1A and CS prop out of a...

I bought an IO 360 A1A and CS prop out of a Mooney, went all electric, EFII. No problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,919
Posted By bret
Great vid and idea, Nice to meet you our host,...

Great vid and idea, Nice to meet you our host, what a great story! Thank you for this site!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By bret
Wow! so sorry to hear this, hopefully someone...

Wow! so sorry to hear this, hopefully someone near you can help, the tail fasteners are easy but the wings are going to be the challenge, drain all the fuel, support the wings with saw horses and...
Forum: Safety 05-06-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,969
Posted By bret
I too would love to see a YouTube vid of this. :D

I too would love to see a YouTube vid of this. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By bret
If you do go the link route, just mark the wire...

If you do go the link route, just mark the wire run well as to where this fusible like is, theses become non apparent if they are burnt when troubleshooting a problem. I am using 3 ANL fuses, ALT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By bret
This is a very critical fastener install, I would...

This is a very critical fastener install, I would not trial fit the CT bolts for fear of galling, if all the hardware bolts go in Ok during the rear spar fit and alignment you should be ok, when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,886
Posted By bret
If a CB pops, it is because the plane is trying...

If a CB pops, it is because the plane is trying to set its self on fire, why would you try and relight this fire by resetting a CB? All blade fuses in my build on a full electric engine with back up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,971
Posted By bret
One thought, compression is good, is oil...

One thought, compression is good, is oil consumption reasonable? I say run it, on the other side, those cylinders should not look like that with 140 hours. Have you done an oil analysis? that will...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-25-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,779
Posted By bret
This is how I did mine.

This is how I did mine.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-23-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,842
Posted By bret
I am not an engineer, but I did this mod during...

I am not an engineer, but I did this mod during the build and I think it is much stronger than the original seat back rest that it replaces. I can stand on this SS support. I am happy with the way it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,421
Posted By bret
Another way if not rolling up on the scales as...

Another way if not rolling up on the scales as mentioned above, use heavy duty plastic trash bags, leave folded up multi layers and place on the scales, the tires will slide on the plastic releasing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,057
Posted By bret
As long as it is not the California blend. Ca...

As long as it is not the California blend. Ca took all the fun aggressive stuff out of these products. if it says not for sale in CA, you may do better just buying orange juice to clean anything....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,524
Posted By bret
I spent all my money building an airplane...

I spent all my money building an airplane :rolleyes:...my 31 year old DC still work fine, if and maybe when they break I'll upgrade?
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,527
Posted By bret
Will Sika Flex not work here?

Will Sika Flex not work here?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,603
Posted By bret
Are the wings on or off?

Are the wings on or off?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,174
Posted By bret
Saw your vid, welcome to the party!

Saw your vid, welcome to the party!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,116
Posted By bret
The cam is not splash lubricated, more of a...

The cam is not splash lubricated, more of a connecting rod bearing oil leak that is thrown from the space between the crankshaft and connecting rod bearing, this is usually around .002"-.0015" so,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,730
Posted By bret
Yip, I did that, but caught it before the skin...

Yip, I did that, but caught it before the skin went on, still a pain to remove those angles....
Forum: Safety 04-02-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,045
Posted By bret
You can get the auto plug that does not have the...

You can get the auto plug that does not have the screw on cap, The Taylor plug wires that came with my EFII set up is so tight on the plug, it does not require the clip on the wire to hold it on, the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-01-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,421
Posted By bret
Trying to digest your main goal here, one of your...

Trying to digest your main goal here, one of your statements about having 800 CCA for starting with two batteries, if you are using the Earth X 900, you will not need two of them, one of them will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,421
Posted By bret
My backup battery is simple and no relays, just...

My backup battery is simple and no relays, just the 30A rated switch to tie into the three seprate fuse block busses, pump 1, ECM 1, Coil 1 on one fuse block, pump 2, ECM 2 Coil 2 on the other fuse...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,071
Posted By bret
I was going to say something intelligent until...

I was going to say something intelligent until the lightning statement...?.Yip, that will change your plans in a hurry :eek: All electric here, separate buss for each ECM, coil, and pump, one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By bret
I'll add that the EFII fuel pressure regulator...

I'll add that the EFII fuel pressure regulator also utilizes manifold pressure to adjust pressure slighly with their regulator.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-25-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,523
Posted By bret
My fuel pumps live on the engine side of the...

My fuel pumps live on the engine side of the firewall with heat shields. No high pressure fuel inside the cabin for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By bret
I barrowed this...

I barrowed this one.

http://rv7-a.com/n447rv_documents.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,427
Posted By bret
Try this one imgur.com

Try this one imgur.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,028
Posted By bret
Return fuel at first bay no problem, hot starts...

Return fuel at first bay no problem, hot starts no problem. 650 RPM idle no problem.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By bret
https://i.imgur.com/8QfPMYg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8QfPMYg.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By bret
https://i.imgur.com/B9cCUbk.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/B9cCUbk.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,973
Posted By bret
DA gets real high in summer in the Reno area, if...

DA gets real high in summer in the Reno area, if climbing over the Sierras I would want 200+ HP and CS :)??.for safety reasons...?.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,702
Posted By bret
This could start another argument...well I think...

This could start another argument...well I think there is one on here already but my start is on the infinity grip with a relay. love it, no problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By bret
Those are nice to have to see that one fastener,...

Those are nice to have to see that one fastener, but what about the other three that are on the two push pull elevator tubes? on preflight I grab both elevators and lift on one and push on the other...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-22-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,453
Posted By bret
Don't know much about it but, here ya...

Don't know much about it but, here ya go..
https://www.skycombatace.com/locations/lake-tahoe-nevada/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,332
Posted By bret
Jesse let me barrow a classic touch to set up all...

Jesse let me barrow a classic touch to set up all my parameters while I was waiting for my HDX to show up, I can tell you this, the screen on the HDX and the touch screen characteristics are night...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By bret
I can 2nd that on the match set question, QB...

I can 2nd that on the match set question, QB wings from another builder, a center section from another kit, and a factory SB fuse kit matched up fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,968
Posted By bret
Or the Anti Splat stock front wheel bearing mod.

Or the Anti Splat stock front wheel bearing mod.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,712
Posted By bret
Thank You for your expertise, built an entire...

Thank You for your expertise, built an entire plane by hand with your hand operated rivet squeezer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,841
Posted By bret
We use these on our Sno-Cat track tension lock...

We use these on our Sno-Cat track tension lock nuts, 1" dia. extremely difficult to loosen. Yes, they work!
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,201
Posted By bret
Just incase you didn't see this one, accidental...

Just incase you didn't see this one, accidental prop start.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypb6fEgLNpY
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,574
Posted By bret
The Baja Design XL pro has a 25% dimming feature.

The Baja Design XL pro has a 25% dimming feature.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,300
Posted By bret
Be carful how you do this. The photocopying of...

Be carful how you do this.

The photocopying of U.S. Government identification cards is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code Part I, Chapter 33, Section 701 and punishable by fine and imprisonment.
Forum: Safety 12-25-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,675
Posted By bret
Here is another...

Here is another one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLmzy8ZPgtc&index=2&list=PLkFIouUggQKWeuhojpKHEXi3tvra9i6LV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,902
Posted By bret
Very Nice!

Very Nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,232
Posted By bret
Those are what I used, no aluminum for me on the...

Those are what I used, no aluminum for me on the FW.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,487
Posted By bret
I have seen this in marine engines, high moisture...

I have seen this in marine engines, high moisture content in oil along with acid build up, leaving contaminated oil in for a long time with engine stored.
Forum: Propellers 11-03-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,421
Posted By bret
What a great offer, I lived in Ramona 20 years...

What a great offer, I lived in Ramona 20 years ago, if I ever get down that way I'll come call on you. Thanks for your service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,747
Posted By bret
Not to question the validity of testing a newly...

Not to question the validity of testing a newly installed AP system, but, how does the FAA know that it did not come with AP when the first AW was applied for? I don't remember any documentation...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-15-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,569
Posted By bret
I did not know Jon but enjoyed his video of him...

I did not know Jon but enjoyed his video of him and his daughter, precious memories. Godspeed my friend.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,077
Posted By bret
I did the same here. easy simple reliable.

I did the same here. easy simple reliable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By bret
Theses are the grade 9 that I...

Theses are the grade 9 that I used.

https://www.specialty-fasteners.com/Grade-9-Hex-Head-Bolts-F911-s/379.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,649
Posted By bret
Water cooled heads remove heat more efficiently...

Water cooled heads remove heat more efficiently and less prone to hot spots, cylinder head combustion chamber design, smaller piston diameter, ECT.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,120
Posted By bret
I installed an engine and the prop off a Mooney...

I installed an engine and the prop off a Mooney with all the log books, and received a 25 Hr phase 1 program.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,876
Posted By bret
Great write up! on my bucket list, thanks for...

Great write up! on my bucket list, thanks for sharing great pics!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,936
Posted By bret
Water! fire extinguisher, canopy-survival ax,...

Water! fire extinguisher, canopy-survival ax, leather gloves, safety glasses. cold weather gear if venturing out in the Sierras
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By bret
+ 1 Bruce's cover!

+ 1 Bruce's cover!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,319
Posted By bret
I used these in my fuel system. ...

I used these in my fuel system.

http://www.anfittingsdirect.com/an-fittings/aluminum--6-an-fittings-p-1209.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,981
Posted By bret
Since you have confirmed good voltage to the...

Since you have confirmed good voltage to the starter, try a simple test, put a test light clip on the starter +, ground the test light up on the firewall to where you can observe it while cranking,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,388
Posted By bret
Phillips screw driver, long needle nose plyers,...

Phillips screw driver, long needle nose plyers, hold with modified Sawzall blade with slot cut half way through near end, remove Philips, install hardware, easy...?.well, easier :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By bret
The B lead should not be disconnected while the...

The B lead should not be disconnected while the field and regulator are powered up, regulator damage may occur, I would run the B lead to the non battery side of the master solenoid. On most...
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