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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,320
Posted By carrollcw
Just ordered the Cleveland plate. I'm too lazy at...

Just ordered the Cleveland plate. I'm too lazy at this point to fabricate stuff! Thanks y'all!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,320
Posted By carrollcw
How to mount aero led suntail

So, once the sun tail is fitted to the rudder, how in the world do you get inside to hold the size 4 lock nuts???? There is absolutely no room!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,991
Posted By carrollcw
I guess I'll test the cht probes before I do...

I guess I'll test the cht probes before I do anything else. Busy w family stuff for a few days so I'll post results when I get to it. Thanks for the ideas!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,991
Posted By carrollcw
About 120 hours, they are all evenly spaced - I...

About 120 hours, they are all evenly spaced - I think they were at 2" away.

Due to the tuning of my injectors, I can run anywhere from barelyLOP to 200 deg LOP. At 30 deg LOP, I am close to 380 deg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,991
Posted By carrollcw
WOT and the snapshot is at 1500'. I agree, I...

WOT and the snapshot is at 1500'. I agree, I don't think the EGT's should be so low with the CHT's so high. That fact combined with my O2 sensor info lead me to believe I am running really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,991
Posted By carrollcw
1 - Yes 2 - Yes 3 - I am actually running fairly...

1 - Yes
2 - Yes
3 - I am actually running fairly rich in order to keep #2 cool enough (I have an O2 sensor installed). That is my concern. I am trying to get #2 cooler, but I think this might not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,991
Posted By carrollcw
Do I have a CHT problem?

Here is a pic from my recent test flight (post injector tuning):

http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q579/carrollcw/Post%20Tuning%20Climb.png

As you can see, my EGT's are very tight and peak...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Exactly. Cylinders 2/4 were significantly trimmed...

Exactly. Cylinders 2/4 were significantly trimmed leaner which results in more economy when running ROP. This technology results in the engine running better, but also better fuel economy running ROP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Interesting idea, but I don't think that would do...

Interesting idea, but I don't think that would do anything to balance uneven airflow. It may increase the airflow overall, but the imbalance would still be there. By tuning the injectors, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,951
Posted By carrollcw
No, you tune it once and leave it alone. And...

No, you tune it once and leave it alone.

And RE the fuel pressure, that is what is recommended for the EFII fuel injection system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Heres a couple more pics: ROP...

Heres a couple more pics:

ROP Before
http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q579/carrollcw/804.png

ROP After
http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q579/carrollcw/1546.png

LOP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,951
Posted By carrollcw
Heres a couple more pics: ROP...

Heres a couple more pics:

ROP Before
http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q579/carrollcw/804.png

ROP After
http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q579/carrollcw/1546.png

LOP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,951
Posted By carrollcw
My GAMI Spread is now ZERO!!!

For those who have not seen my other thread about uneven airflow, I figured I repost a rundown of what has happened to get my GAMI to zero.

I have a new Titan IOX370 running dual EFII ignition and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
As Ross stated, yes I did swap the sump from...

As Ross stated, yes I did swap the sump from Titan (ECI) to Superior with no noticeable changes, so the sump swap was a huge waste of time and money. As can be seen in my screen shots, the engine is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Ross, I'm looking forward to this electronic fix...

Ross, I'm looking forward to this electronic fix as I have exhausted all other remedies!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
The superior sump's plenum appears to be more...

The superior sump's plenum appears to be more smoothed and polished than the ECI one, but besides that, hard to tell any difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
So, the numbers are in. I replaced my ECI updraft...

So, the numbers are in. I replaced my ECI updraft sump with the superior updraft sump. Unfortunately the numbers did not improve as much as I hoped. Here are the numbers from my test flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,668
Posted By carrollcw
Thanks everyone for the help! BTW, definitely...

Thanks everyone for the help! BTW, definitely NOT selling!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,668
Posted By carrollcw
I need to get a resale value for my RV-7

I need to value my RV-7. Only 100 hours on it. Single Garmin G3X with autopilot. No lights, IFR nav, ADSB. The rest of the info is in my signature line. Not selling, but need to get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,028
Posted By carrollcw
Another option, which I did to my 7 and my...

Another option, which I did to my 7 and my neighbor did to his Rocket, is to not take the vent into the fuselage. Simply make a 3 - 4 wrap coil at the wing root and take it straight down from there....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Not confusing the 2.

Not confusing the 2.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,333
Posted By carrollcw
Build on! Maybe throw an extra rivet in it.

Build on! Maybe throw an extra rivet in it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Cold air induction does in fact increase oil...

Cold air induction does in fact increase oil temps. I spoke with Kevin Eldridge when he was at Titan, Clint at Veterman's exhaust, as numerous others with a lot of engine knowledge. You may not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Here are some numbers from 2 recent...

Here are some numbers from 2 recent flights:

11,500'
167 TAS
20" MP
6.3 GPH
1/3 110 LOP
2/4 35 LOP

7,500'
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Wow, this has become a pretty heated discussion. ...

Wow, this has become a pretty heated discussion. First of all, I want to make it abundantly clear that the EFII system designed by Robert and Ross is absolutely amazing and I would never go to one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Dan, you are correct, I cannot do a simple...

Dan, you are correct, I cannot do a simple injector swap to fix an imbalance. Furthermore, I have swapped the injectors from 1/3 with 2/4 and the temps remained exactly the same. Thus, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,306
Posted By carrollcw
Question I think I have uneven airflow....

I now have about 90 hours on my RV7. Now that I have worked out the major kinks, I am trying to refine it a little. I have noticed that on all my flights, 1/3 CHT's and EGT's run hotter than 2/4...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,184
Posted By carrollcw
Oh, BTW, if you do order from RVBits, be prepared...

Oh, BTW, if you do order from RVBits, be prepared for a wait. It took them a month to get them to me because they ship from South Africa :mad:
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,184
Posted By carrollcw
I too ordered the intersection fairings from...

I too ordered the intersection fairings from Vans, and yes you do have to add 2-3 layers of glass to them. After doing the lower ones, I decided to save myself the headache and buy the uppers from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,690
Posted By carrollcw
Pixelworker had a good question, anyone tried...

Pixelworker had a good question, anyone tried Foreflight connectivity with the G3X Touch? I only use the Garmin app and hear Foreflight is a little better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,233
Posted By carrollcw
I have been flying my 7 for about 80 hours...

I have been flying my 7 for about 80 hours without the 305. It is annoying at times to have half of the display taken up by the autopilot controls, but you get used to it. Adding a 305 or 307 is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,915
Posted By carrollcw
I have a newer kit that made its first flight in...

I have a newer kit that made its first flight in March. My DAR was surprised to hear that I didn't have any problems with a heavy wing, because most of the RV7's he had worked with had a heavy wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,853
Posted By carrollcw
Upgraded Oil Cooler Recommendations

In my 50 hour RV-7, I have sorted out most of my temp issues except for oil temperature. I cannot keep the temps below 200 during climb even while climbing out at 140 KIAS. They will come down...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 37,811
Posted By carrollcw
BTW, Robert at EFII has been a ton of help. Great...

BTW, Robert at EFII has been a ton of help. Great customer service! Thanks!

A small recommendation though, you have a lot of accessory parts available that are not listed on your website, such as...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 37,811
Posted By carrollcw
Of course Robert is right on point. Just to...

Of course Robert is right on point. Just to clarify though, in order to get your air/fuel ratio data, you must have an oxygen sensor installed. The EFII manual recommends it, but if you are going to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,918
Posted By carrollcw
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Although not a...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Although not a big deal, it would be nice to have ailerons without all that drag during full deflection maneuvers!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,918
Posted By carrollcw
Full Stick Deflection in ROLL, feels like its fighting back!

I have heard this is normal for RV's but figured I'd ask anyway and see if there is a way to get rid of it. When I do a full deflection aileron roll, you can feel the ailerons shutter. Its hard to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,204
Posted By carrollcw
Ray Allen does not sell it anymore, although it...

Ray Allen does not sell it anymore, although it is still listed on their website. I tried to order some from them a couple months ago. They said it is the same WW as Vans offered, so I bought from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,365
Posted By carrollcw
Like everyone has said, wait as long as you can,...

Like everyone has said, wait as long as you can, and THEN WAIT LONGER!!! If you haven't finished wiring, you shouldn't even be thinking of riveting it yet.

I thought I had everything done, but...
Forum: RV-10 05-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 37,811
Posted By carrollcw
I recently finished my Phase 1 in an RV7 running...

I recently finished my Phase 1 in an RV7 running dual EFII injection and ignition on a Titan IOX-370. A couple of points:

Do not think that the engine will run anywhere NEAR its capabilities with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By carrollcw
I have a tip up 7 located 30 minutes south of...

I have a tip up 7 located 30 minutes south of Houston at 7xs0. Email me at Carrollswa@gmail.com if you want to swing by.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,424
Posted By carrollcw
I have been putting in a quart as soon as it dips...

I have been putting in a quart as soon as it dips below 6, so I am running between 6-7. Maybe I should try adding a quart once it dips below 5 and see how that goes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,424
Posted By carrollcw
Mineral Oil for break-in, now what?

So, I have a brand new Titan IOX 370 that I am in the process of breaking in. I have about 25 hours on the engine, and it is almost broken in, but I don't think it is totally. Although the temps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,929
Posted By carrollcw
Not a red cube, it is for the EFII. With EFII,...

Not a red cube, it is for the EFII. With EFII, you buy a special box that converts the fuel injector pulses into a K factor that you tell the garmin is a red box or flow scan. From there, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,929
Posted By carrollcw
How to figure out k factor safely

To finely tune your k factor for fuel flow, what is the safest way to do it? I'm not too thrilled about running a tank dry in flight. Is there another way?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
AOA
Views: 10,444
Posted By carrollcw
Maybe in that one example, in a stall scenario,...

Maybe in that one example, in a stall scenario, stick position has a relation to AOA, but as a prior fighter pilot, you should be able to follow this example. In a break turn beginning above...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
AOA
Views: 10,444
Posted By carrollcw
This is absolutely not true. As a prior fighter...

This is absolutely not true. As a prior fighter pilot, I can attest to this statement's falsity. AOA has nothing to do with stick position. In an RV-7 at 180 KIAS full aft stick (probably over G),...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,000
Posted By carrollcw
Get some 4 ga welding cable from your local...

Get some 4 ga welding cable from your local welding supply. Can handle just as much current and heat as normal battery cable but much more flexible. Buy a decent 4 ga crimper and crimp the battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,936
Posted By carrollcw
QT halo v Bose A20 with a Garmin G3X

For those of you shopping for headsets, I just wanted to give y'all a little info on my experience with the QT Halo and Bose A20.

First of all, I am an airline pilot flying the 737. About 2 years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,490
Posted By carrollcw
Brian, I don't think that tower controller likes...

Brian, I don't think that tower controller likes me too much! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By carrollcw
Update - I removed both dams which resulted in...

Update - I removed both dams which resulted in lower/balanced chts in all cylinders. Now I am working on balancing my EGTs!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By carrollcw
Standard vans cowl. Chts on 1/3 are 30-40 deg...

Standard vans cowl.

Chts on 1/3 are 30-40 deg hotter than 2/4.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,490
Posted By carrollcw
Yes we did. Followed the new AC to have a...

Yes we did. Followed the new AC to have a qualified pilot with me. He's done a bunch of first flights. So glad they finally changed the rule!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By carrollcw
Including the 3.5 hr dyno run, about 8 hours now.

Including the 3.5 hr dyno run, about 8 hours now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By carrollcw
I'm going to double check tomorrow. Thought I had...

I'm going to double check tomorrow. Thought I had sealed everything pretty well, but who knows.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By carrollcw
Maybe I should just drill the dam out on the...

Maybe I should just drill the dam out on the right side and see what happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By carrollcw
All altitudes, oat, and fuel flows. I am trying...

All altitudes, oat, and fuel flows. I am trying to push the engine as hard as possible to break it in, but am having to run really rich and less than 23 man pres to keep CHT 3 below 425. The only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By carrollcw
CHT 3 is 30 deg hotter than 2 and 4, and 10 deg...

CHT 3 is 30 deg hotter than 2 and 4, and 10 deg more than 1, so I think I'll trim it just a little. Sound like a good first step? Having trouble staying below 425.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,575
Posted By carrollcw
I've researched them both in depth. Looks like...

I've researched them both in depth. Looks like they are both good products.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,731
Posted By carrollcw
High CHTs on engine break in

So, I hve high chts on cylinders 1 and 3 during my break in making it difficult to really run the engine hard. Someone mentioned I may want to trim down the vertical piece of aluminum in front of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,575
Posted By carrollcw
I'm gonna try out the halos. Seem to be a better...

I'm gonna try out the halos. Seem to be a better deal and more adjustable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,575
Posted By carrollcw
Oldie but goodie, QT halo v Clarity Aloft

Looks like the last thread was a few years ago, now that some time has passed, which should I buy? I already have a Bose A20, but want to go with something less bulky/lighter. Thoughts?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,490
Posted By carrollcw
Thanks, definitely an experience of a lifetime!

Thanks, definitely an experience of a lifetime!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,188
Posted By carrollcw
I used TS Flightlines as well. Great product,...

I used TS Flightlines as well. Great product, quick shipping.
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