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Forum: RV-10 08-02-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By rongawer
If you’re doing a CAI for the -10, you will want...

If you’re doing a CAI for the -10, you will want to consider a Showplanes cowl for clearance, and if doing that, their intake plenum with filters works very well.
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,095
Posted By rongawer
I have owned a few sets of AeroLED's over the...

I have owned a few sets of AeroLED's over the years and will say they are high quality fixtures. I also have a set of ZipTips v3 for my -10 and also consider them to be high quality as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-21-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
Sorry for the confusion Dave - that's a typo on...

Sorry for the confusion Dave - that's a typo on my part. I corrected my original post - thanks for catching that.

C10 is the housing you want.

The FE15 filter element has a 3/4-16 thread and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,512
Posted By rongawer
Carson states in his paper on page 2 that his...

Carson states in his paper on page 2 that his study focused on the L/D ratio (and ultimately L/Dmax), which is derived from the airflow over the airframe, which is indicated airspeed and results in...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,241
Posted By rongawer
I grounded my batteries locally at the airframe....

I grounded my batteries locally at the airframe. Noting that the only time you'll see the largest current from the battery is during engine starts, it shouldn't be a source for electromagnetic noise...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,512
Posted By rongawer
Good post Dan. The only comment I have is that...

Good post Dan.

The only comment I have is that if you're finding the speed closer to 30%, instead of Carson's 31.6%, it could be related to calibration of equipment along with the variance of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,512
Posted By rongawer
Bob, it appears you are talking about the...

Bob, it appears you are talking about the definition of best glide speeds for distance versus time, but it's not clear to me what you're actually saying is incorrect, which may be due to my post...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,512
Posted By rongawer
I feel like I'm having deja vu all over...

I feel like I'm having deja vu all over again...as in the topic has come up numerous times over the years with the same responses... I guess that's good we're still talking about it and learning as a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,512
Posted By rongawer
Not magic, just pure science, which is laid out...

Not magic, just pure science, which is laid out in the several documents already provided. Good math formulas, basis, development and summation. NAR and Associates website is an excellent source of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,512
Posted By rongawer
Kyle, now THAT'S a good question. The answer is...

Kyle, now THAT'S a good question. The answer is B.H. Carson's mathematical curves (a considerable amount of good math) show that 32% above Vbg was most efficient rate of return, in the form of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-15-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By rongawer
Unfortunately, AMP doesn't make a Series 2, Size...

Unfortunately, AMP doesn't make a Series 2, Size 11, 9 female socket bulkhead connector, but you can easily remove the pins from your existing connector with a D-Sub pin extractor and then replace...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
Mounted horizontally, it should still offer a...

Mounted horizontally, it should still offer a vent path to any oil held in the filter and allow it to fully drain. Unlike a vertical installation, you might get some drips, but at least they'll be at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
The o-ring is 3/8" ID and 1/16" width....

The o-ring is 3/8" ID and 1/16" width. MS28775-012 is the right PN.

The controlled drain is definitely nice; little to none oil drips.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By rongawer
Talking Glad to help!

Glad to help!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By rongawer
https://aviationoiloutlet.com has free shipping...

https://aviationoiloutlet.com has free shipping over $75, which is essentially a case. I believe they're actually owned by PSC, but either way, they ship quickly to me and I've had great service over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By rongawer
I've done this to protect the connectors while...

I've done this to protect the connectors while routing the cable into the airframe. My guess is that's what going on here. Noting the written numbers from your photo, there is possibly some...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,600
Posted By rongawer
Congratulations!

Looks great Kyle. Also looks like you still have a bit of work left going on the panel. Gotta love the post-first flight punch list. Good job man.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By rongawer
Aithre EX 3.0

I have the same handheld CO unit from Amazon and used it for several years. It's a nice, low cost option.

However, for my RV-10, the unit I've installed is an Aithre EX 3.0...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
I do safety wire the plug through the filter...

I do safety wire the plug through the filter housing to the filter base, same piece of wire...easy.

I do it out of habit, although I've never actually had an oil filter come loose on anything I've...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
The main intent of it is to minimize oil mess...

The main intent of it is to minimize oil mess during changes. It does this by providing a vent port, or vacuum breaker, if installed with the port facing upward, or a drain port with the port facing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
Here's my new C10 housing with an oil vent (the...

Here's my new C10 housing with an oil vent (the reusable version of poking a nail in the filter). Beautiful craftsmanship.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By rongawer
I agree with sending you're case in for OH even...

I agree with sending you're case in for OH even with low hours and good appearance; DIVCO will boil the case out and inspect all of your passages and clearances, along with performing any service...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,705
Posted By rongawer
I agree with Bob and would proceed with...

I agree with Bob and would proceed with disassembling and buying replacements for the damaged parts. Depending on how much of a whack the drop was, I'd suspect that in addition to skin, you might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
I've had the Challenger filters (the PMA'd laser...

I've had the Challenger filters (the PMA'd laser etched version of the K&P Engineering filters) for many years. While they do have some tooling marks from many, many uses, the "nuts" are still in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By rongawer
Looks like you're having fun and on the way to a...

Looks like you're having fun and on the way to a rebuild!

BTW, the gear shafts have lock plates in lieu of safety wire, which is Lycoming PN 71646, alternate part AEL71646 (i.e. less expensive)....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
Yes, the C4 housing has the 1" nut on the end. It...

Yes, the C4 housing has the 1" nut on the end. It is the same in volume as the C3 housing. The direct answer to your question is that you can replace a 48110 with a S15, along with the 3/4-16 Thread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,695
Posted By rongawer
I completely agree Ross.

I completely agree Ross.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
Scott, the C4 housing is not on their website....

Scott, the C4 housing is not on their website. I'm made other posts to explain this, however, you can just call them to buy it or just get the S15 and drill the C3 housing flanges as an option....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By rongawer
You could do that, however aircraft paint...

You could do that, however aircraft paint stripper will do a great job with little effort. Might take a couple coats if the cylinders have been heavily painted, but works well with a pressure washer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,736
Posted By rongawer
I understand your sentiment, but I wouldn't say...

I understand your sentiment, but I wouldn't say no one likes bumps or crosswinds. Maybe I'm just an outlier, but I just passed my 48th year of flying and still commute daily through the "bumps" at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,736
Posted By rongawer
I suspect that some of your anxiety about the...

I suspect that some of your anxiety about the bumps (and likely turbulence in general) comes from the unknown, such as "will this thing hold together?". If so, maybe seeing the affect the bumps have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,754
Posted By rongawer
Looks like new engine gunk from assembly, such as...

Looks like new engine gunk from assembly, such as excess sealant that has come free and some minor corrosion products that are result of storage. I'd change the oil at another 25 hours and expect to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,874
Posted By rongawer
Truck it

Here's how I get MOGAS to the airport. Ironically, the current 100LL price at my home airport is actually less than 91 octane pump gas nearby. And fuel price is my driver for hauling fuel. Prior to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By rongawer
Stall will always, always, occur at the same...

Stall will always, always, occur at the same angle of attack for a given wing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-16-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,512
Posted By rongawer
AOA

Stall speed will be higher clean than dirty, but that is a function of the extra lift the flaps provide. However the angle between wing chord line and relative wind at stall is constant and is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By rongawer
I encourage you to read SB 240W; it's a good...

I encourage you to read SB 240W; it's a good resource for what should be replaced at repair or overhaul. Elaboration below.



True, Lycoming crankcases have studs and nuts that "hold" the cylinder...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By rongawer
It may not be "acceptable", as in the approved...

It may not be "acceptable", as in the approved method that I provided earlier, however it is definitely a good solution. You might be surprised to find that diode isolation circuits are used in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By rongawer
I completely agree. I purchased a B&C LX60 for my...

I completely agree. I purchased a B&C LX60 for my main and their BC410-H for my gear driven backup. Two batteries and two alternators to keep that "heart" beating.

Separately, I have a brand new set...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By rongawer
I've built my own engine several times, and I...

I've built my own engine several times, and I applaud your venture in this. Aside from all the mystery and fear surrounding "aircraft engines", a Lycoming 540 is essentially an expensive, high...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By rongawer
Technically, my current engine is a Whammadyne...

Technically, my current engine is a Whammadyne 540....so I can neither confirm nor deny that I've used Motul 300V in my Lycoming. :cool:

The short answer is that it works well if you're running...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By rongawer
I too have used Blackstone Labs for many years...

I too have used Blackstone Labs for many years and appreciate their personal analysis of the oil sample, which goes above simply providing the data.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By rongawer
While that does work for sequencing, having the...

While that does work for sequencing, having the function of Go Around allows you to immediately activate the mode and have the AP pitch for go around, generally at Vy, which can be done at any time...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By rongawer
Diode Isolation Circuit

Yes there is. The best option is a double pole - single throw momentary button which allows you to have both the GTN and AP receive a discrete signal simultaneously. I haven't installed Dynon...
Forum: Reviews 05-05-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By rongawer
That's interesting. I've been buying oil from...

That's interesting. I've been buying oil from them for years and have never had a glitch. I placed an order for 2 cases of Philips Victory 20w50 on April 14th, got a shipping notice on 4/15 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By rongawer
Material thickness and type is listed in Section...

Material thickness and type is listed in Section 4 of the KAI for each part.
Forum: Tools 05-03-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,681
Posted By rongawer
Hey Moderator...

This one should be in Tools.

Done!
Forum: Tools 05-03-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By rongawer
Torque Wrenches ad nauseam...

Here's a good thread on the same topic.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=202904&highlight=torque
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
K&P owns both websites, usaoilflters is simply...

K&P owns both websites, usaoilflters is simply their online store.

The C4 housing does exist - it's the same part without the PMA laser etching they make for Challenger. I bought one last year and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,703
Posted By rongawer
I'm sad to learn of K&P's owner passing; I talked...

I'm sad to learn of K&P's owner passing; I talked with him a few times over the years and appreciate his innovation. However, I did just order an S40 filter for my motorcycle and it came within a few...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By rongawer
Sorry guys, I corrected my link. Apparently the...

Sorry guys, I corrected my link. Apparently the Amazon link has gong wonky. Stahlbus does indeed have one...I've bought a few of them. The correct drain is an NPT 1/2-14 with PN...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By rongawer
It appears to be a loaded up valve (carbon and...

It appears to be a loaded up valve (carbon and lead combustion byproducts). As others have mentioned, brutally lean the engine on the ground - to the point that it stumbles in ground idle, and then...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By rongawer
Appears to be a standard 1/2" toggle. A good...

Appears to be a standard 1/2" toggle. A good replacement is a Honeywell 2TL1-10, which can be wired to provide the ON-ON-ON function shown. Available from Stein, DigiKey, and I'm sure many others....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,640
Posted By rongawer
According to my log book, about 17.5% of the...

According to my log book, about 17.5% of the time. There's nothing like being well equipped and proficient on that equipment.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,570
Posted By rongawer
Stahlbus

I recommend the Stahlbus quick drain. It has a quick 1/4 turn insert, which is easier IMO than the "shove a hose on and then push and turn" method. But the real benefit is a cap with an o-ring to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,640
Posted By rongawer
I use a Whelen Vertex as well. I had one on my...

I use a Whelen Vertex as well. I had one on my previous RV on the VS like you have it, but on my 10, I put it below the tail. I found that it's very bright and creates a large red circle on the...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-03-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,459
Posted By rongawer
Agree! It looks like you both had a wonderful...

Agree!

It looks like you both had a wonderful time. Keep that going!

I can think of a couple hundred thousand things that will help keep that grin in place ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By rongawer
I don't understand your comment Walt. If a...

I don't understand your comment Walt. If a component will be regularly removed, you would want to use this due to low break-away torque, which would imply easier removal; Loctite lists this as 1.25...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,086
Posted By rongawer
I use Loctite 567 for all pipe threads. It has...

I use Loctite 567 for all pipe threads. It has the added benefit of being resistant to alcohol (ethanol), which will soften Permatex #2 and liquify Fuel Lube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By rongawer
EAA Falcon

I go through EAA Insurance, which is essentially Falcon (but that way I'm providing a little support to the home team as well). I was pleasantly surprised with no change in policy renewal this year.
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By rongawer
The F-1017 ribs under the rear seats do not taper...

The F-1017 ribs under the rear seats do not taper aft, so you could use those for alignment. If you're mounting under the rear seats, the F-1005A bulkhead is a good reference to square from.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By rongawer
There's a lot of thoughts, opinions - and a lot...

There's a lot of thoughts, opinions - and a lot of myth - on this topic, however I'd point to the fact that Lycoming changed to, and has continued to build for decades now, large journal, wide deck...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,368
Posted By rongawer
N762G

The G is for Gawer. The 762 is a homage to the tool the Marines issued to me back in the Carter era.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By rongawer
If by GAMI's you mean fuel injectors, SDS's...

If by GAMI's you mean fuel injectors, SDS's electronic fuel injectors go way beyond the ability of a fixed orifice injector. And You can trim fuel to a single injector, or as you implied with "a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By rongawer
The main journal on a small journal crankshaft is...

The main journal on a small journal crankshaft is 2.3745" compared to a large main journal crankshaft at 2.6245", for a difference of 0.25" on the main journals; a significant difference, but not...
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