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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By jay.pearlman
EGT fluctuations resolved

I reworked the probe connectors as suggested, detaching them and reattaching a number of time each in the event there was some corrosion buildup. I also tie-wraps the wires more in the event of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By jay.pearlman
EGT next step

I will work with the connectors today and see if cleaning and tightening solves the issue. Cleaning the injectors would be a next step. A note is that I changed out the number 1 EGT probe and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By jay.pearlman
EGT fluctuations.

Did you ever find what was causing the issue?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-02-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By jay.pearlman
EGT fluctuations

I have been flying an RV6 for about three years. Recently, I have begun seeing small fluctuations in EGT on two cylinders. These are variations of +- 10 or twenty around a temperature of 1200. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,951
Posted By jay.pearlman
Fuel pressure challenge

About 7 hours ago, I began to notice that the fuel pressure at times would oscillate between 24 and 28 psi with the engine mechanical pump. I have an IO360. The fuel flow seemed oK. I looked to see...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,273
Posted By jay.pearlman
controller available

I may have one of the controllers available, which I think came from B&C some few years ago. My original panel was built by Aerotronics to have a single switch for landing lights and wig-wag. (I do...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-10-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,576
Posted By jay.pearlman
spacers

Put an eighth inch washer between the engine mount and the firewall at all bolt locations (6?). It will move the engine forward. The challenge is whether the cowl can tolerate that.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,618
Posted By jay.pearlman
panels, etc

I have an RV6A slider which was recently finished and has flown somewhat more than 50 hours. I did three things to make life easier. I extended the bottom of the panel about an inch lower to have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,415
Posted By jay.pearlman
LEDs

One nice thing about LED headlights is that they have a built in wig-wag capability and that really helps recognition. I buried everything in the wingtips and the back of the tail. There are some...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,600
Posted By jay.pearlman
wired

You may want to bring the lighting wires out to the wingtip before returning them to the lights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,441
Posted By jay.pearlman
Crescent

Ted,
My airspeed may be high. Do you have a picture of the crescent you put on your plane in front of the static port? When you tried different shapes, how much impact did you see?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,154
Posted By jay.pearlman
aerotronics

I didn't see aerotronics of Montana on your list. They did my wiring (along with the panel). I measured the lengths that I needed and the wires/harness came back labeled and to size with a block...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-16-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,963
Posted By jay.pearlman
Awesome

Thanks for the inspiration.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,151
Posted By jay.pearlman
I suggest you talk with Vans as there may have...

I suggest you talk with Vans as there may have been an evolution in engine mounts about the time you mention (actually somewhat before). This is important for an 0360.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,347
Posted By jay.pearlman
hinges

You can go down a little further and it won't hurt - another eyelet. Probably what you have is OK. Not necessary to overthink. Put the extra eyelet in an then cut it out if you have problems. You...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,187
Posted By jay.pearlman
sam james cowl

Look at the sam james cowl as an alternative. I found it easy to install although you will get many views on the forum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,215
Posted By jay.pearlman
wow

Congrats. I liked your list of vendors, but tell us something about the airplane.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,293
Posted By jay.pearlman
conversion

I am converting from an old RV6A (pre 2000) engine mount to a recent RV6/7 A mount which came today. The difference is that the engine moves forward between 1/2 and 5/8 inches. We looked at the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,592
Posted By jay.pearlman
Getting there

We ran an exercise on the interference. It looks like the engine was tight against the two tubes going from the mount ring to the nose gear cluster. My kit was delivered as a fast build at the very...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-26-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,592
Posted By jay.pearlman
clearance

Thanks, everyone. Another question then is how much clearance is there between the oil sump and the engine mount tubes? This would be particularly interesting for the IO360M1B on a nose wheel...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-25-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,592
Posted By jay.pearlman
clarification

For the picture above, which side is the stiffer side?
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-24-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,592
Posted By jay.pearlman
Engine mount rubbing

I have an RV6A which was completed this year and recently started flying, with about 40 hours now. The aircraft has an IO360M1B, uses the engine mount and isolators supplied with the kit, and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,392
Posted By jay.pearlman
Next steps

I cleaned the inside of the cowl with Naphtha and then Acetone, sanded it and then coated the inside with a thin layer of thinned epoxy (thanks to Joe for the Suggestion on the thinned epoxy)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,392
Posted By jay.pearlman
Foiled again

I had the Van's aluminum foil which is adhesive back applied to the bottom fthe cowl. It came up on the right side so I put some contact cement on the cowl and the aluminum to tame it a little. After...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By jay.pearlman
Resolution

It's been a few months. Did you resolve the issue?
Forum: Autopilots 07-02-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,605
Posted By jay.pearlman
Nailing a GPS Approach

I started flying the sorcerer and it performs beautifully EXCEPT for approach coupling. Let me ask the steps for a GPS LPV approach - which buttons in which sequence. The approach is not locking in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-24-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,292
Posted By jay.pearlman
cool aid?

No,
I finished the plane a couple of months ago and have both the cowl and the plenum. The cowl is a work of art that Will James does and I only had to make minor mods. He has been very helpful...
Forum: GPS 05-23-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,042
Posted By jay.pearlman
G430 drivers

I was running a simulator today of the Garmin 430W. I activated an approach with a holding pattern. When I get near the point of holding, I want to cancel the hold and go straight to the approach. I...
Forum: Reviews 04-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By jay.pearlman
Aerotronics

I finally finished my RV6A after 15 years and flew it recently. As everyone says, wow! On the road to getting ready to fly, I needed to get calibration numbers into the Dynon and Chelton that I have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-19-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,128
Posted By jay.pearlman
one more idea

Let's take up a collection to help build a roof inside the hangar with elaborate downspouts.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-19-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,000
Posted By jay.pearlman
oil door

I did it after I had the engine on its mounts and the position was obvious. If not there yet, find a similar plane and copy.
There is a spring loaded flush hinge which has worked very well as well a...
Forum: Autopilots 02-24-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,605
Posted By jay.pearlman
Next step

Thanks to Vic and Trutrak. I will test as soon as the weather allows.
Forum: Autopilots 02-20-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,605
Posted By jay.pearlman
Sorcerer calibrations

I will be flying the sorcerer autopilot for the first time next week and want to do the calibrations for pitch, roll, etc prior to the flight. Does anyone have the calibration numbers (torque,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,999
Posted By jay.pearlman
go for it

with a little polishing, you could make the airplane lighter. Congratulations, Fly well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,920
Posted By jay.pearlman
Photos

Bill,
Here are some of the photos of the installation. No installation is uniquely good (although each of us would like to think so). I used the maximum amount of Metal baffle parts and almost all...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,629
Posted By jay.pearlman
congratulations

Special occasion - Great excuse for a visit later this spring.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,578
Posted By jay.pearlman
shudder and groan

The first original attempts to brake gave a squeal. After trying to condition the brakes as Cleveland suggests - 1500 ft taxi at 10MPH with prop at 1800 rpm - the brakes would shudder on a hard stop...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,920
Posted By jay.pearlman
One more plenum

Reading the above, it looks like a universal story. For the plenum,I had changes on the back, some on the sides and creative glassing on the front. The bottom line is that it fits very well now and I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,192
Posted By jay.pearlman
Vlad gave me a pointer

Here is a photo going out for the first flight. Wheel pants go on after a few hours.
Sorry I couldn't show some snow,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-15-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,192
Posted By jay.pearlman
First Flight

Finally arrived. After 15 years of building the RV6A N3FP with an IO3060M1B and plenty of toys in the panel, the big day arrived. Everything worked and the event rated a big smile. As usual, many...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,578
Posted By jay.pearlman
Your comments brings home something Cleveland...

Your comments brings home something Cleveland tech support mentioned yesterday. If the brakes shudder, take a 600 grit sandpaper and sand the face of the disc both sides. They are probably addressing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,578
Posted By jay.pearlman
Ugh. Brakes

I taxied the plane today getting ready for first flight. The plane is great when it is rolling, but the brakes screech and (if pressed hard) shudder. I read threads which suggest beveling the pad...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,458
Posted By jay.pearlman
Next step

Can you provide your chart to us? Sounds like a great place to "start"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-05-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,458
Posted By jay.pearlman
It's time

When the weather clears, I will try the approaches suggested. A friend and mechanic said that each engine has its own personality and, like other friends, you have to get to know it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,458
Posted By jay.pearlman
Hot start

Sounds like I was over priming by leaving the host on more than a couple of seconds. I will try the procedures above. May I assume that ICO is mixture cut off (all the way back)?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,458
Posted By jay.pearlman
Starting techniques for injected engines

I am running a new IO360M1B for the first time. This is without the cowl on. It starts almost immediately when cold (a couple of blades) and primed with the fuel pump. After running for a few...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,830
Posted By jay.pearlman
thread comments

Gil,
The thread you suggest is excellent. It does not appear to address the I0360M1B although some of the items are certainly more generic.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,830
Posted By jay.pearlman
Update limits

Thanks for the inputs. Here is what I have from the manuals and IE10. The values are for max, high of normal ops, low of normal ops and minimum

Characteristic (units) Max (top red) Top Green ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,830
Posted By jay.pearlman
Engine limits

I am beginning phase one and will be updating engine limits into my Dynon EMS. Can anyone supply the max, normal and min for an IO360M1B with constant speed prop for oil temp, oil pressure, fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,012
Posted By jay.pearlman
I talked with Bob some few months ago and he was...

I talked with Bob some few months ago and he was helpful, as usual. I installed both his VOR and his comm antenna in separate wingtips and should be flying in a week or two. I can run some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,361
Posted By jay.pearlman
Solution?

What did you find? Did you get the issues all worked out.
I agree Jason is a real resource.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By jay.pearlman
Bolts

Precision bolts have less variability and may fill a hole better. They are also strong. You might consider.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,227
Posted By jay.pearlman
mounting

It doesn't have to be much higher than the top of the rudder pedals. You will need to bring the cables out if the two "transformer" modules are to be on the firewall. Also, make sure the leads to the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By jay.pearlman
Fitting the wing spar bolt in the corner

Arghh
I am building an RV6A and mounting the spar bolts in the fuselage. The landing gear weldment fills the corner of the lower left and right sides and requires two AN 4 bolts each. The bolts do...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-15-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,096
Posted By jay.pearlman
Mine did not fit on either side on the RV6 I am...

Mine did not fit on either side on the RV6 I am finishing. The tips were the new version with the lights. I cut open the trailing edge, aligned them, clamped them and then put fiberglass on the seam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,050
Posted By jay.pearlman
I remember a thread somewhere that when flying,...

I remember a thread somewhere that when flying, the pressure inside the cowl causes it to expand outward slightly. There are also small leaks normal to the aircraft into the airstream and these cause...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,920
Posted By jay.pearlman
Your description of the plenum is similar to...

Your description of the plenum is similar to mine. I did some variations on the theme. For the oil cooler, I have an angled fitting goes on the back at the left hand side of the rear baffle and the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,148
Posted By jay.pearlman
constant speed spinner

I got an answer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,350
Posted By jay.pearlman
Constant speed spinner installation

Does anyone have a copy of the constant speed spinner installation manual from Vans that comes with the constant speed spinner? I am planning to do the installation tomorrow if possible.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,899
Posted By jay.pearlman
Nice pictures and well documented. Have you...

Nice pictures and well documented. Have you reassembled it and looked at the movement again?
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-21-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,147
Posted By jay.pearlman
Doug, What were your cruise numbers and power...

Doug,
What were your cruise numbers and power settings before the change?
Jay
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,147
Posted By jay.pearlman
Wheel faring comparisons

I see in this and other threads that the fat "pressure recovery" wheel pants have advantage over the older van's narrow wheel pants. Sam James has a narrower set of wheel pants that he sells. Has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By jay.pearlman
Prefab

I installed the premade stiffeners mentioned above. They were easy to install and saved some time because they are preshaped. I wrapped them in fiberglass with epoxy resin. Having just finished the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,570
Posted By jay.pearlman
Rather than a conversion to Nylon, can you run...

Rather than a conversion to Nylon, can you run aluminum all the way, using a bulkhead feedthrough at the firewall. Think carefully if a failure or leak in the tubing will cause a failure in one of...
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