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Forum: Canada Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By rv6ejguy
I order hardware about every 2 weeks and they...

I order hardware about every 2 weeks and they have a 95% in-stock rate on these items generally.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,661
Posted By rv6ejguy
That's why Van's designed the RV-10 if you need 4...

That's why Van's designed the RV-10 if you need 4 seats and more room. 170+ knots on 10-11 GPH at altitude and it still has nice control harmony. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,661
Posted By rv6ejguy
Your wife is very perceptive and it's great she's...

Your wife is very perceptive and it's great she's taken a liking to flying the RV.

I trained on Piper Warriors and only had a couple hours in a 150 eons ago for spin training. The pathetic ROC on a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-11-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By rv6ejguy
Looks like they are pretty new and have one...

Looks like they are pretty new and have one flying test bed. Their site has photos of many other aircraft, none of which appear to be powered by their engines. No mention of testing regime, ground...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-09-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By rv6ejguy
The problem would be keeping it lit when...

The problem would be keeping it lit when descending since most require at least 40 inches at altitude, keeping it warm, keeping the fuel warm and keeping you warm. There isn't enough heat generated...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-08-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By rv6ejguy
I haven't. Diesel operating at -55C? 300hp from a...

I haven't. Diesel operating at -55C? 300hp from a 2.1L with a TBO of 2000 hours and only 353 pounds... Quite impressive.:rolleyes:

A photo of Raptor on their site under the "who is using our...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-06-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,178
Posted By rv6ejguy
AC-Aero isn't an advertiser presently here on VAF...

AC-Aero isn't an advertiser presently here on VAF so his posts have been removed by a mod. Hopefully Andy will see the advantages of advertising here and be able to answer your questions.

I hope he...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-03-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,244
Posted By rv6ejguy
The Adept V-6 covers this range nicely.

The Adept V-6 covers this range nicely.
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-03-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,244
Posted By rv6ejguy
GA aircraft aren't stuck in the '50s. Diamond,...

GA aircraft aren't stuck in the '50s. Diamond, Cirrus, Columbia have all introduced new certified airframes. In EA we have things like Lancair IV-Ps, Evolutions, Legends etc. capable of around 400ish...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 140,066
Posted By rv6ejguy
It takes a massive flat rated capacity for a...

It takes a massive flat rated capacity for a turbine to make rated power into the flight levels and that wouldn't be too useful for a -14 anyway with the relatively low Vne unless you just wanted an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-03-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,696
Posted By rv6ejguy
There was an LS powered 7 back about a decade...

There was an LS powered 7 back about a decade ago. Predator Aircraft or something like that. Should have had a lot more than 260hp and a lot of lead in the tail I expect.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,520
Posted By rv6ejguy
Breakaway torque on fasteners and threaded...

Breakaway torque on fasteners and threaded fittings should always be higher than the rolling torque applied when tightened. Something has likely deformed otherwise, reducing tension/ friction on the...
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,298
Posted By rv6ejguy
ROC= rate of climb We are too busy to go to...

ROC= rate of climb

We are too busy to go to Oshkosh and not sure what restrictions would be in place at that time to re-enter Canada.
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,298
Posted By rv6ejguy
The 540 runs fine on Mogas if you want. The ROC...

The 540 runs fine on Mogas if you want.

The ROC on the Sling isn't anywhere close to an RV-10 if that's important.

To match the Sling's 148 KTAS, a good RV-10 will burn within a whisker of 8 gph at...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-01-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,244
Posted By rv6ejguy
There are at least 6 manufacturers of TEL...

There are at least 6 manufacturers of TEL worldwide.

On the spark ignition aero engine front, outside of Continental and Lycoming, we have Rotax, AC-Aero, UL Power, Adept. All clean sheet aero...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-30-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,095
Posted By rv6ejguy
UL Power answered me today. Price on the 520T is...

UL Power answered me today. Price on the 520T is $48K US.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-29-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,696
Posted By rv6ejguy
An RV isn't the right airframe for something like...

An RV isn't the right airframe for something like this. Consider a Glasair III or Lancair Legacy which can better accept the weight and hp.

You'll need a considerable background in design, engines,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-29-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,668
Posted By rv6ejguy
We're having some difficulties getting some parts...

We're having some difficulties getting some parts from Superior which will delay flywheel shipments.

Also, just received word that our main anodizer will do a shop move and be closed from May 6 to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By rv6ejguy
We've been supplying EFI for Lycoming engines for...

We've been supplying EFI for Lycoming engines for 24 years as well with the same fuel systems. Collectively hundreds of thousands of flight hours. No issues if you follow the recommendations.
Forum: Safety 04-25-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,416
Posted By rv6ejguy
Minimum knowledge on ED (electrically dependent)...

Minimum knowledge on ED (electrically dependent) aircraft:

1. Understand the primary and backup electrical systems and switch function.

2. Never launch with a marginal primary or backup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By rv6ejguy
Yes, there are compromises everywhere in aircraft...

Yes, there are compromises everywhere in aircraft however having the pump at the root means a pump failure leaves the fuel in that tank inaccessible which is why we don't favor that layout.

Michael...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-24-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,178
Posted By rv6ejguy
I've watched the development of these innovative...

I've watched the development of these innovative engines for some time. Seems like production is near. Some questions:

Have any test engines gone to 3000 hours during durability and validation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By rv6ejguy
9 to 1 on Lycomings. Both Michael and Greg have...

9 to 1 on Lycomings.

Both Michael and Greg have run a lot of mogas (Michael even 87 octane) using our EFI/EI. Works just fine. I'm not sure why people think it's undoable when people have been doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By rv6ejguy
Limiting total advance with a programmable EI...

Limiting total advance with a programmable EI would allow mogas use on almost any naturally aspirated Lycoming at a small cost in max sea level power and no cost in power or economy in cruise below...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By rv6ejguy
Swift has been selling their UL94 for a number of...

Swift has been selling their UL94 for a number of years now in the US: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1fNC9vcS4U3u15y5FxBZ_d6Mjqvw&ll=40.805955463244274%2C-94.37862123125001&z=5

And...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-23-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,095
Posted By rv6ejguy
I know the price for the Adept engines as I've...

I know the price for the Adept engines as I've corresponded with them and produced a video about the 320T some time back.

I am interested how the UL will compare. I sent them an email asking pricing...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-22-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,095
Posted By rv6ejguy
What is the going price for the 520T?

What is the going price for the 520T?
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-22-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,095
Posted By rv6ejguy
We're seeing 8-10 more HP on most of these.

We're seeing 8-10 more HP on most of these.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-22-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,095
Posted By rv6ejguy
Lots of people are installing 9 to 1 CR PV 540s...

Lots of people are installing 9 to 1 CR PV 540s with ported heads, good exhaust and EFI making 290+hp. Turn in 170-175 KTAS speeds up at 15,000 to 17,000 on 10.5-11.5 GPH.

100 pounds less weight up...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-19-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,668
Posted By rv6ejguy
Both phone and internet were down all day....

Both phone and internet were down all day. Hopefully back up tomorrow...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-15-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,668
Posted By rv6ejguy
I can't sweat it any more, it's just a fact of...

I can't sweat it any more, it's just a fact of life now. When orders triple over a period of 6 months or so, it becomes impossible to produce that many kits on the same timeline while retaining QC...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-15-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By rv6ejguy
Mark at AM has had delivery trouble with his gear...

Mark at AM has had delivery trouble with his gear suppliers lately and is behind on filling orders. That may not be important if you haven't started your build yet though.

AM has the best offerings...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-15-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,668
Posted By rv6ejguy
Update

Barry has devoted a lot of time lately to new software destined for the EM-6. He knocked down one of the major projects on that front yesterday and will start on the last major software project next...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By rv6ejguy
Lots of folks running mogas in Lycomings here on...

Lots of folks running mogas in Lycomings here on VAF...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By rv6ejguy
Best BSFC usually occurs at a composite of...

Best BSFC usually occurs at a composite of highest VE (torque peak rpm) and lowest frictional losses (somewhat lower than TP rpm usually) at WOT.

O-360 torque peak is around 1800 rpm, IO-360 at...
Forum: RV-14 04-05-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,515
Posted By rv6ejguy
Lots of folks running Mogas in Lycs and you can...

Lots of folks running Mogas in Lycs and you can retrofit EFI and EI easily on a 390. We're done a number of them now.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,773
Posted By rv6ejguy
The OE auto sealed connectors work well. They...

The OE auto sealed connectors work well. They were designed for high salt/water environments- FAR worse than anything RVs will ever see. We've used them in marine applications. Never see corrosion...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,773
Posted By rv6ejguy
Many Molex connectors commonly used are not...

Many Molex connectors commonly used are not weatherproof and are not designed for FWF in our application. If that's where you're making connections, I agree, they should be Deutsch or Weatherpack...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,773
Posted By rv6ejguy
I'm surprised to see the hate on apparently all...

I'm surprised to see the hate on apparently all Molex connectors here.

We've been using them in various forms on all our EFI and EI products for 27 years and closing in on 11,000 controllers now....
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-21-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,983
Posted By rv6ejguy
If you're looking at putting this in a -10, it...

If you're looking at putting this in a -10, it will weigh at least 100 pounds more than a 540 with cooling system and gearbox.

Reliable gearboxes with provisions for hydraulic C/S props are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By rv6ejguy
You got me beat by a bit. I had an 847 knot GS...

You got me beat by a bit. I had an 847 knot GS reading one day when I forgot to flip the hinged antenna over on my Skymap GPS. I was fairly certain I didn't have a 700 knot tailwind. ;)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-19-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,668
Posted By rv6ejguy
Update

I just wanted to let people know that our order backlog continues to increase, putting back system deliveries to 3-4 weeks now. If you'll be needing your system within the next month, best to get in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,964
Posted By rv6ejguy
I always enjoy your posts Pete. If anyone needs...

I always enjoy your posts Pete. If anyone needs confirmation that LOP and Mogas isn't hard on a Lycoming... here it is.:)
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-11-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
Whether we rate power by Kw, HP, or ant pushes is...

Whether we rate power by Kw, HP, or ant pushes is irrelevant, choose your favorite power units, they all quantify RATE of work done.

More torque at a given RPM ALWAYS = more HP. The math is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-11-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
Torque doesn't take rpm into account. HP isn't...

Torque doesn't take rpm into account.

HP isn't used by convention, it's used to compare or quantify how much work an engine can perform. You can't do that with torque alone.

HP isn't tangible in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-10-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
Torque doesn't tell you much which is why all...

Torque doesn't tell you much which is why all aero engines are rated by HP rather than torque. HP is rate of work, torque is force over a distance.

Here's a video I did on the subject:...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-10-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
The 2 stroke should have very high HP compared to...

The 2 stroke should have very high HP compared to a 4 stroke of the same displacement- twice as many power pulses. HP is the quantitative measure of work, not torque.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-10-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
I've looked all over the site and can find no...

I've looked all over the site and can find no information on these engines test running and validating durability and performance running on dynos or in airplanes.

It seems unbelievable to me that...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
I was thinking more of Lycoming here but perhaps...

I was thinking more of Lycoming here but perhaps Van's doesn't see enough demand for Jet A engines to be worth it?
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-08-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
True, but I don't think everyone will be...

True, but I don't think everyone will be installing one. Aero diesel costs generally far exceed the SI offerings. I'd just like to see some viable/ proven/ different choices out there.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-08-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
That would be cool if Lycoming would offer the...

That would be cool if Lycoming would offer the DEL-120 (also based on automotive design BTW) for Experimentals, especially working with Van's. Might open a fair market for them and offer some...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-07-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
My videos featured aircraft from all over the...

My videos featured aircraft from all over the world and several Eggenfellner based conversions which have accumulated several thousand flight hours to date. With some attention to detail, these have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-07-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
All it takes to be faster than a Lycoming is more...

All it takes to be faster than a Lycoming is more power and that's easy to come by. Gary Spencer's Long Ez, Russell Sherwood's Glasair, Phillip Johnson's Cozy RG and Shane Getson's RV-7 are all...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv6ejguy
Peter had no real world experience in aircraft...

Peter had no real world experience in aircraft design, structures, system design, powerplants, turbocharging or aerodynamics and the results show- the aircraft is double the projected weight from...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-05-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By rv6ejguy
Nice video and appreciate the time it takes to...

Nice video and appreciate the time it takes to edit something like this. Thanks for the snippet of your world. :)
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-05-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,172
Posted By rv6ejguy
No worries, I appreciate your comments and...

No worries, I appreciate your comments and suggestions. We have to prioritize our energies on customer support, work on the new products, production and getting orders out the door. It's a 60 hour...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-05-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,172
Posted By rv6ejguy
Some automotive sequential systems actually...

Some automotive sequential systems actually started spraying on a closed valve under certain low load conditions. Fuel flashes off a hot valve just fine.

In any case, sequential has to spray on a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 31,234
Posted By rv6ejguy
I like what you're doing here Vern. :cool:

I like what you're doing here Vern. :cool:
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-02-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,172
Posted By rv6ejguy
This was just a bench test to shoot the data...

This was just a bench test to shoot the data screen for Dan. We normally recommend 45-50 psi static (pumps running, engine not).
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-01-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,172
Posted By rv6ejguy
Code to generate the injector pulse is executed...

Code to generate the injector pulse is executed 120 microseconds after the falling edge of the crank sensor pulse occurs and then the injector windings take around 0.4 to 0.7 milliseconds to saturate...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-01-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,697
Posted By rv6ejguy
New Video Up

This features 4 more Sube powered airplanes, one with over 2300 hours on it now and the last one being an RV-7 turbo:

https://youtu.be/EfsaOi07dkk
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-01-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,172
Posted By rv6ejguy
Ok, here are couple shots of the data log gauge...

Ok, here are couple shots of the data log gauge screen, first at 2300 rpm and second at 2700 rpm. No O2 sensor hooked up so AFR is invalid here. On most Lycoming maps, we ramp up the rpm fuel values...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By rv6ejguy
Vern brings up a good point. If you have EI, rpm...

Vern brings up a good point. If you have EI, rpm and MAP advance could be different and this would skew the EGT numbers with advance generally cooling EGTs.

The observation would depend on how all...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-01-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,668
Posted By rv6ejguy
Updates

More FAB mounting plates with new milled reliefs for the aft facing vacuum fittings should be out of anodizing early this week so we can fill waiting orders soon.

I uploaded some new photos supplied...
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