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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By bjdecker
Which engine?

IO-360-A,C, etc. (200HP) or IO-360-B,D,M, etc. (180HP)?
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By bjdecker
Anytime -- just FF-00001 and 00001A.

Anytime -- just FF-00001 and 00001A.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By bjdecker
FF-00001, 1A, 1B

FF-00001, 1A, 1B
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By bjdecker
Unfortunately, no -- there's no dynamic + logic...

Unfortunately, no -- there's no dynamic + logic combination available for RPM & MAP. Most folks just set a yellow arc on the RPM gauge and MAP.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By bjdecker
Been using these for a while...I love the dual...

Been using these for a while...I love the dual purpose.
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,903
Posted By bjdecker
Ok, I rechecked mine in-situ -- I used a simple...

Ok, I rechecked mine in-situ -- I used a simple compass in the vicinity of the alternator (bottom right of propeller spinner/cowl interface) to determine the presence/absence of a magnetic field --...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By bjdecker
From the parts manual, page 3-1, Figure 17, 6. ...

From the parts manual, page 3-1, Figure 17, 6. Lycoming P/N...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,508
Posted By bjdecker
Add a little baffle material to that gap behind...

Add a little baffle material to that gap behind #4. Can't hurt -- see pic.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,369
Posted By bjdecker
Audio Callouts.

Same experience here -- the "500" call-out is noticeably different than it was before. Obstacle, Sinkrate, Pull Up, etc. all seem the same however.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,903
Posted By bjdecker
I'll recheck mine this weekend -- really confused...

I'll recheck mine this weekend -- really confused about what I was seeing earlier.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,903
Posted By bjdecker
Just one more point, then I'm done -- fly your...

Just one more point, then I'm done -- fly your airplane how you want.

Watts = Volts * Amps
Horsepower = Watts/746 (1HP = 746W)

Ergo, when Alt Field is energized @ 13.2Vdc it will "burn" 66 Watts...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,903
Posted By bjdecker
Interesting -- I had checked this on an...

Interesting -- I had checked this on an internally regulated PP AL12-60 a while back. As the field current is controlled by the regulator it could be a behavior of the regulator -OR- I could have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,903
Posted By bjdecker
The current draw on the field wire is essentially...

The current draw on the field wire is essentially 0 when the alternator isn't spinning.

The HP load is caused >after< the starter disengages and the alternator is trying to charge the battery (or...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By bjdecker
What's changed? First - Understand & document...

What's changed?

First - Understand & document the electrical architecture of your aircraft:

1. 14v or 28v.
2. 1, 2 or More Batteries.
3. 1, 2 or More Alternators, Internal or External Regulation
4....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By bjdecker
It is in the last link -- the SW10611R charts...

It is in the last link -- the SW10611R charts start at page 21 (or 23 / 66) and 10611S charts start on page 25 ( or 27 / 66). Aside from a relief cut on the front/top face of the 611S, they are the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By bjdecker
SW/Troy/Meggitt 10611R should fit the...

SW/Troy/Meggitt 10611R should fit the bill...

The 80001694 is a dual pass arrangement, equivalent to the SW 8432R/S and NOT the same as the Airflow Systems 20006A

See...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,066
Posted By bjdecker
Aluminum Mesh

I used a piece of aluminum window screen, about 3"x3" IIRC. Wrapped it over the NACA outlet, and used the SCEET duct & Breeze clamp to secure the entire assembly. No fuss, No muss, No bees, wasps,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,369
Posted By bjdecker
Unfortunately, no. The GTX software update only...

Unfortunately, no. The GTX software update only works from a laptop running the Garmin Service tool connected to the GTX via the USB Type A/B cable. Make sure you wire that in when you do your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,310
Posted By bjdecker
If you had a spare, the unit would NOT have...

If you had a spare, the unit would NOT have failed :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,310
Posted By bjdecker
Alex, Did Herr Savier provide any root cause...

Alex,

Did Herr Savier provide any root cause information or just swap out boxes?

B
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By bjdecker
From the installation docs...

The installation doc's for the AL12-EI60/C (or B), part #99-9900B & C revision F calls for a 1" blast tube, see page 2.

Document available...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,514
Posted By bjdecker
1. Slavish adherence to the STC/TSO for the...

1. Slavish adherence to the STC/TSO for the antennas
2. They needed a place to put the parachute + rocket motor and straps :)

:D
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By bjdecker
On the "cool side" of the firewall...

On the "cool side" of the firewall...
Forum: ADS-B 08-30-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By bjdecker
Out of curiosity, were you set up for CONUS or...

Out of curiosity, were you set up for CONUS or Regional?
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By bjdecker
Perhaps it's not the alternator, but how/where...

Perhaps it's not the alternator, but how/where it's installed; e.g. No cooling air, Higher-than acceptable vibration, Incorrect belt tension, Pulley/Belt angle <> 0°, Pulley ratio incorrect -> too...
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By bjdecker
1000 words

Here's a nice graphic to help out --

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/research/airspace/media/airspaceRequirements.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By bjdecker
Instead of Silicone, or RTV, try using a bead of...

Instead of Silicone, or RTV, try using a bead of Vaseline.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,310
Posted By bjdecker
Maybe a floating valve?...

Maybe a floating valve?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By bjdecker
You can use a laser mounted at each end to...

You can use a laser mounted at each end to determine the high/low spots along the length/width of the table.

For smaller critical pieces, I use a remnant from a granite counter top -- my own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By bjdecker
Spark plugs should fire at a working pressure of...

Spark plugs should fire at a working pressure of up to ~150PSI+ ( Sea Level Pressure * Compression Ratio ((8.5 to 10:1)).

If not, it's either the plugs -OR- considering the age of the machine,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By bjdecker
To the OP - without additional detail it's...

To the OP - without additional detail it's difficult to surmise the problem; but here goes some observations:

You state the field wire is "ON" evidenced by current flow; this isn't necessarily the...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,058
Posted By bjdecker
IIRC the weight savings in an F1 rocket was...

IIRC the weight savings in an F1 rocket was ~4lbs. or so --- F1Boss can provide correct data.

Of note, I started down this path with my RV-7 a few years ago and ran into a couple of issues --

1....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By bjdecker
Porter Cable

I have been using a Porter Cable unit, PC330BS ( see https://www.portercable.com/products/power-tools/saws/14-floor-2speed-band-saw/pcb330bs) with an 18tpi blade for all the aluminum work. Set the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 597,280
Posted By bjdecker
Sitting on the ramp at KFSM after getting paint.

Sitting on the ramp at KFSM after getting paint.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,107
Posted By bjdecker
They DO have a contact under the two large...

They DO have a contact under the two large terminals at the back/top/end of the solenoid.

In the case of the XLT, PM/LS, HT versions, if the solenoid plunger (white or black nylon thing) were to...
Forum: RV-4 07-31-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,706
Posted By bjdecker
Best Gust Lock EVER...

Simple, lightweight and multipurpose...

Wedge in between wingtip and aileron, counterbalance and stabilizer tips.

Courtesy of TAC Air - FSM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By bjdecker
Best of Alan Parsons Project Volumes 1 and 2

Best of Alan Parsons Project Volumes 1 and 2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By bjdecker
...and while we're entertaining our OCD -- check...

...and while we're entertaining our OCD -- check the position of the ring terminals, looks like a few of them are installed upside down

:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By bjdecker
Drill new hole in the correct location. Install...

Drill new hole in the correct location. Install nut plates at a 45° angle to the horizontal. Fill prior nut plate holes with rivets.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 154,391
Posted By bjdecker
Sirius XM

Two features actually...

1. Provide mechanism to control SXM receiver in GDU 465 from other networked GDU 4x0.
2. Propagate SXM weather from GDU 465 to other networked GDU 4x0.

The former should be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By bjdecker
I am running with 150N (~34 Ft.Lbs.) on my 7. ...

I am running with 150N (~34 Ft.Lbs.) on my 7. Canopy stays open when starting/taxiing to beat the Texas heat...

See -- https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=60434&page=7

and here's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 794,859
Posted By bjdecker
Just out of the paint shop and resting on the...

Just out of the paint shop and resting on the ramp at KFSM.
Forum: ADS-B 07-28-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By bjdecker
I originally went with a GDU 460 (PFD) and GDU...

I originally went with a GDU 460 (PFD) and GDU 465 (MFD), GTX 345 and GTN 650(XI). The GTX 345 provides all the ADSB-In&Out, FIS & TIS goodness in one unit. I am very happy with this configuration...
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By bjdecker
Starter solendoid

This -- https://www.autozone.com/batteries-starting-and-charging/starter-solenoid/p/duralast-solenoid-switch-ss1124/82183_0_0
Forum: COMM 07-19-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By bjdecker
Hook it up at the radio end so you'll get a view...

Hook it up at the radio end so you'll get a view of the entire systems' performance.

...and report back your findings; this stuff is very interesting.
Forum: COMM 07-19-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By bjdecker
It reminds me of a monopole antenna laid on its...

It reminds me of a monopole antenna laid on its side with the end rib serving as the ground plane, kind of. I wonder what the VSWR is at 113 MHz and at 332 MHz?

Do you have one of these --...
Forum: Tools 07-09-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,536
Posted By bjdecker
Original spelling --...

Original spelling -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Cleaveland

What that has to do with a company in Iowa, I haven't the first clue...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-09-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By bjdecker
It could be worse...

You know you're in trouble when the plans say "Obtain Bauxite mine...":)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By bjdecker
Cool!! Another cautionary tale dealing with...

Cool!!

Another cautionary tale dealing with power coated parts. On two different occasions, I found that the power coating will "give" or deform and then cause the torque to be less than required....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By bjdecker
The GEA 24 has 4 channels available for a Fuel...

The GEA 24 has 4 channels available for a Fuel Flow transducer -- See pages 26-30 and 26 -31, 26-34 of the G3X Installation manual - Revision AN.

You'll also need to change the configuration when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By bjdecker
Just for grins, can you try a different Fuel Flow...

Just for grins, can you try a different Fuel Flow XCDR supply and input on the GEA 24?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,762
Posted By bjdecker
Have you considered swapping FT-60s?

Have you considered swapping FT-60s?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,447
Posted By bjdecker
Ticked off another week...

...waiting for the paint on my RV-7 to be finished.

I bought another RV!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-03-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By bjdecker
I found a similar issue, too much wiggle, collar...

I found a similar issue, too much wiggle, collar wasn't tight. In my case the hole wasn't wallowed out, but the shoulder screw + nut couldn't be tightened to correct torque values with the...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,203
Posted By bjdecker
I figured it was from those apartments under the...

I figured it was from those apartments under the final to 13 (FM1101 & Creekside)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By bjdecker
I would avoid mounting anything containing...

I would avoid mounting anything containing semiconductors (transistors, diodes, IC's) fire-wall forward.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-03-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By bjdecker
Maybe this...

In my last RV-7, I noticed static that I couldn't attribute to the usual suspects (Ignition, Strobe, LED lights, USB power supply drivers, Cell Phone, etc.).

Static became progressively worse and...
Forum: California 07-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By bjdecker
KHAF -- Half Moon Bay, Princeton by the...

KHAF -- Half Moon Bay, Princeton by the Sea...

Barbara's Fish Trap; It's a short walk from the south end of the field, through the fence, down the street...
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By bjdecker
Walt (and others), If reading articles published...

Walt (and others),

If reading articles published in/by/for IEEE, ARRL, etc. qualifies as "searching the internet" count me in; the library is pretty inefficient.

Personally, I want to understand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,219
Posted By bjdecker
Cool Tip...

I'll have to give that a try. I have been using WD-40 for the same purpose.
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By bjdecker
Additionally...

Since the aft cabin/fuselage of the RV-10 is fiberglass (and by extrapolation not RF-Opaque) - consider fabricating a shelf of sorts and mount all the GPS, SiriusXM antennas on the inside of the...
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By bjdecker
Ground plane NOT needed...

GPS antennas (GA 35, GA 36, etc.) do not require a ground plane as they are NOT a "monopole" type antenna.

Don't believe me? Mount it to a piece of cardboard and watch it pick up the satellite...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By bjdecker
Installation

12993

Not much to it -- pull up the red knob to reveal the hex head screw, use the hex wrench to remove the screw & knob. Install valve assembly as desired, connect hose ends, install selector knob...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 597,280
Posted By bjdecker
"To Fly"...

"To Fly"...
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