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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,982
Posted By Taildrgr
Here?s a post from the Dynon forum: Title: Re:...

Here?s a post from the Dynon forum:

Title: Re: Oil Temp Sensor?
Post by Dynon Support on Apr 6th, 2009 at 6:11pm
________________________________________
A simple bad ground on the sensor would...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
I believe I have found the RPM drift problem. I...

I believe I have found the RPM drift problem.

I removed the sniffle valve and found it to be stuck open.

I put a plug in the sniffle valve port and made two test flights.
The open sniffle valve was...
Forum: Propellers 06-11-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,377
Posted By Taildrgr
I believe I have found the RPM drift problem. I...

I believe I have found the RPM drift problem.

I removed the sniffle valve and found it to be stuck open.

I put a plug in the sniffle valve port and made two test flights. The RPM is back to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,029
Posted By Taildrgr
I have an A model. To remove the lower cowl, I...

I have an A model.

To remove the lower cowl, I tape a piece of file folder material on the nose fairing to prevent scratches.

Then I put a cleco into the center #8 nutplate at the nose of the...
Forum: Propellers 05-06-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,377
Posted By Taildrgr
The rpm fluctuations occur at all settings except...

The rpm fluctuations occur at all settings except when set to high rpm such as takeoff and landing.

One thing I did not check is the prop cable attachment stop nut to see if the cable has worked...
Forum: Propellers 05-06-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,377
Posted By Taildrgr
I spoke to Jeurgen today. He said I have the...

I spoke to Jeurgen today. He said I have the latest updated governor.

He thought that maybe being a new engine that some trash or metal may have gotten into it and suggested I send it in at the 50...
Forum: Propellers 05-05-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,377
Posted By Taildrgr
CS RPM Drift

My rpm was steady for the first 30 hours of flight. Within the past 3 hours of flight, I am seeing my RPM drift by about 50 to 100 rpm during flight.

This is not a gauge error as I can feel the...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,347
Posted By Taildrgr
I did my planning based on continuous load only,...

I did my planning based on continuous load only, ignoring transient loads such as keying a mic, boost pump, etc. The assumption is as previously stated, that the transient load runs off the battery...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
Why would it continue to surge on startup after...

Why would it continue to surge on startup after the engine is cold?

Would there be residual bubbles in the lines left from the prior shutdown? Even with the boost pump on?

I haven't been to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
Yes the video is exactly like mine. A rolling rpm...

Yes the video is exactly like mine. A rolling rpm change of about 100 to 150 rpm.

Did you pull the injector and find any trash?

The fact that mine went away and returned many hours later may...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
Maybe these pictures will help. Here's one of my...

Maybe these pictures will help.

Here's one of my GAMI tests that showed 0.1 spread. This was back in January on a cold day. About 38F...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
Carl, I have done 3 GAMI tests while flying at...

Carl,
I have done 3 GAMI tests while flying at 75% and 65% power. All had a GAMI range of 0.4 gpm.

Would this test show the spider and injectors are ok?

Also, all my EGT's at cruise are within 50...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
Thanks, Carl. I will check the spider too.

Thanks, Carl. I will check the spider too.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
Thanks for some ideas guys. I will check again...

Thanks for some ideas guys. I will check again for leaks. I has put a wrench on all the fittings at my last inspection 7 hours ago but I will inspect the lines and connections for leaks too. Have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
I have adjusted the idle mixture to give a 50 rpm...

I have adjusted the idle mixture to give a 50 rpm rise on shutdown.
I lean while taxiing, but the surging exists at full rich and my leaned taxi setting, too.

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,065
Posted By Taildrgr
FI Engine Surge at Idle

I have searched and found threads dealing with rpm surging at full power settings, but my surging issue is at idle speeds.

I have a new Lyc IO-360-M1B, Hartzell CS C2YR-1BFP/F74972 prop, and MT...
Forum: Propellers 03-26-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,533
Posted By Taildrgr
FI Engine Surging at Idle RPM

I have searched and found threads dealing with rpm surging at full power settings, but my surging issue is at idle speeds.

I have a new Lyc IO-360-M1B, Hartzell CS C2YR-1BFP/F74972 prop, and MT...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,385
Posted By Taildrgr
I added the filler piece. For a constant speed...

I added the filler piece.

For a constant speed prop, you have to twist the blades to high pitch to check clearance. The rear edge of my filler plate is almost flush with the spinner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,437
Posted By Taildrgr
The one I posted is dated Nov 8, 1996 and not for...

The one I posted is dated Nov 8, 1996 and not for the experimental model.
Maybe there are different requirements for the certificated version, or as you said, maybe just updated their documents.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,437
Posted By Taildrgr
This is from my Precision...

This is from my Precision manual:

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx229/taildrgr/Fuel%20Servo%20Maintainance_zpsgbggtgpg.jpg

Calls for 50 hour inspection of the inlet strainer or per the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2016, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,536
Posted By Taildrgr
From the Dynon installation manual: "Wire length...

From the Dynon installation manual:

"Wire length of CHT/EGT harnesses supplied by Dynon is not critical. It is acceptable to cut the thermocouple (brown) wire of the CHT/EGT harness to shorten the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,591
Posted By Taildrgr
While I was building, I flew a Cessna 172. I...

While I was building, I flew a Cessna 172.

I bought this winch from Wag Aero because it was impossible for one person to push the plane up a 3 degree slope into my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,698
Posted By Taildrgr
Thought I'd post this gotcha that happened to...

Thought I'd post this gotcha that happened to me.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx229/taildrgr/DSCN0856_zps0b3mladq.jpg

I was in the finishing stages on my 7A and had already bled the brakes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By Taildrgr
On my carbureted -4 I used a piece of metal lath...

On my carbureted -4 I used a piece of metal lath over the carb inlet. Its the corrugated metal that is used for plastering.

It was not a standard part.

The vanes of the lath helped smooth the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,895
Posted By Taildrgr
Use...

Use this:

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/8-SCREW-DIMPLER-SET/productinfo/1026/#.VtL2w5X2aUk

The die won't rotate and spall the skin.
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,296
Posted By Taildrgr
I have the Aerosun VX combined landing and taxi...

I have the Aerosun VX combined landing and taxi lights.

There are 5 wires on each light. 2 of the wires are for their internal wigwag function which I did not use.

I ran the power wire from each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By Taildrgr
If you have the A model, the gear weldement...

If you have the A model, the gear weldement interferes with torqueing the bottom nuts so you have to turn the bolt head.
For the taildragger, I believe the washers can go under the nuts.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,203
Posted By Taildrgr
Dsub pin amp capacity

A question for the experts:

What is the current capacity of a standard Dsub pin like the ones that Stein sells?

I used molex connectors for my Aeroled Pulsar NS and Aerosun VX lights because of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,087
Posted By Taildrgr
There is also a free GTN trainer for the...

There is also a free GTN trainer for the ipad.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garmin-gtn-trainer/id479670018?mt=8

When it starts up you can select 650 or 750 mode. Setup allows you to set your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,570
Posted By Taildrgr
The existing holes in the tray fit perfectly with...

The existing holes in the tray fit perfectly with the sub panel angle which is the standard .063x 3/4. Note that this is for a tipup and may be different for a slider.

Note in the picture, the sub...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,570
Posted By Taildrgr
I removed the support ribs and used the radio...

I removed the support ribs and used the radio tray as a replacement sub panel support.

I used an .063 angle mounted to the GTN tray and used nut plates on the sub panel so I can remove it if...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,464
Posted By Taildrgr
My flap switch is just left of the throttle on...

My flap switch is just left of the throttle on the sub panel.

I use the VPX flap software so I only have to bump the switch once for 10 degrees, again for 20 and a third time for 40 degrees. One...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,464
Posted By Taildrgr
I think you were asking about the sub panel...

I think you were asking about the sub panel behind the main panel, but if not, please disregard.

I put everything except the VPX and the ground tabs on the sub panel. The ground tabs are on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,332
Posted By Taildrgr
7A, tipup, CS, IO-360 180HP, horizontal injected,...

7A, tipup, CS, IO-360 180HP, horizontal injected, 2 mags.
Forum: GPS 12-13-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,259
Posted By Taildrgr
Hold down the Home button while turning on the...

Hold down the Home button while turning on the GTN power to get into config mode.

Go to the serial section and select the in/out mode you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,053
Posted By Taildrgr
Here are a few you tube videos of RV paint...

Here are a few you tube videos of RV paint schemes done by Smitty's RV.

https://youtu.be/IyDjxzDpmc0

https://youtu.be/CN-R05_Cit0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,460
Posted By Taildrgr
I used a set of these car tire dollies (...

I used a set of these car tire dollies ( http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-1500-lb-capacity-vehicle-dollies-67338.html ) while building the plane.

I put them in the hanger so if I have a flat at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-24-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,278
Posted By Taildrgr
Hi Gil, Thanks for your input. I have already...

Hi Gil,
Thanks for your input.

I have already put the new hanger on, but if it breaks again at that spot, I will definitely do something different. Perhaps a washer, but I like the idea of a 3/8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,325
Posted By Taildrgr
The bulbs plug into a socket. They just pull...

The bulbs plug into a socket. They just pull out.
Take the cover plate off, unscrew the adjustment screws.

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx229/taildrgr/DSCN0036_zpsyjosrgbf.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,496
Posted By Taildrgr
I am sorry if I am stating the obvious, and most...

I am sorry if I am stating the obvious, and most people are probably doing this, but I found that I don't have any problems if I load the software program, then update the computer with no sticks...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,278
Posted By Taildrgr
Hopefully, this won't be a recurring problem...

Hopefully, this won't be a recurring problem every 16 hours, but I did order 2 extra hanger pieces from Clint just in case!

It only took about 20 minutes to change it out.

Good idea to put one in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,501
Posted By Taildrgr
Congratulations. Now the fun begins!

Congratulations.

Now the fun begins!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,278
Posted By Taildrgr
Exhaust Hanger Broken

During my preflight I grab the exhaust extension below the cowl exit and give it a good shake.

At 16 hours into Phase I, my right pipe was loose.

Looking into the cowl exit with a flashlight showed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,875
Posted By Taildrgr
Something I've noticed while doing a condition...

Something I've noticed while doing a condition inspection is that some special tools are sometimes helpful/needed.

So, during my first inspection I made a list of those tools and they go in my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,500
Posted By Taildrgr
The nosewheel uses a castellated nut to adjust...

The nosewheel uses a castellated nut to adjust the breakout tension. It should be checked yearly as the belville washers can wear. Also the nose fork has a zerk fitting for grease.



I use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,769
Posted By Taildrgr
Also check your breakout force. IIRC it should...

Also check your breakout force. IIRC it should be around 22 to 26 pounds.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,547
Posted By Taildrgr
My tubing extends about 2 feet from the end of...

My tubing extends about 2 feet from the end of the wing. When I mounted the wings, I put the tubing through a couple plastic grommets I installed in the root area of the fuselage. Then I just T'd...
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,002
Posted By Taildrgr
Sounds like he used a piece of cut open...

Sounds like he used a piece of cut open firesleeve.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,849
Posted By Taildrgr
I had mine done...

I had mine done here:

http://www.engravers.net/dataplates.html

They did a great job and can do other items, too.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,207
Posted By Taildrgr
Yes I do have a Dynon transponder and...

Yes I do have a Dynon transponder and ADSB.

There are about 15 different serial input protocols. Garmin support told me to try them all and see if any work. That is my plan next trip to the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-24-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,207
Posted By Taildrgr
Dynon TIS traffic interface to GTN-650

I have been talking to Dynon and Garmin support trying to resolve a problem interfacing TIS traffic data from the Dynon system to my GTN-650.

The Dynon installation document page 4-22 shows a serial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,560
Posted By Taildrgr
For an orientation flight I would start with...

For an orientation flight I would start with basic flight controls, ie, pull back the plane goes up, push forward it goes down.

Some gentle banks to explain turns and lift vectors. Not much about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,227
Posted By Taildrgr
Now all that build time will pay off with great...

Now all that build time will pay off with great family adventures.
Grats on your successful completion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,276
Posted By Taildrgr
Grats Sid, Nicely color coordinated!

Grats Sid,
Nicely color coordinated!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By Taildrgr
I painted my entire canopy frame to match my...

I painted my entire canopy frame to match my interior color before the final mount of the canopy.

I also drilled my glareshield for my GPS antennas, defrost fan, and padding, then painted it flat...
Forum: RV-4 07-11-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By Taildrgr
I used a couple wooden paint sticks. One for the...

I used a couple wooden paint sticks. One for the right and one for the left, labeled accordingly with a black sharpie.

When I was doing the initial calibration of my tanks, I dipped the stick and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,680
Posted By Taildrgr
Here's my simple essential buss for an...

Here's my simple essential buss for an alternator/VPX failure:

Skyview PFD and MFD - each have a backup battery so no additional setup needed
GTN 650 - Com1 and Nav has a dual pole switch to connect...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,338
Posted By Taildrgr
I use the solid BoeLube on the threads to prevent...

I use the solid BoeLube on the threads to prevent galling.
Forum: Autopilots 07-02-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By Taildrgr
The 426 rivets are the countersunk/flush rivets...

The 426 rivets are the countersunk/flush rivets on the bottom skin. 470 are the round head rivets.

If you are unfamiliar with bucking rivets, make sure you practice on a spare piece of aluminum...
Forum: Autopilots 07-01-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,223
Posted By Taildrgr
The rivets that go into the bottom skin are...

The rivets that go into the bottom skin are AN426AD3-3.5 for the flange without the autopilot bracket.

The upper flange rivets are AN470AD4-4 without the bracket.

Adding the bracket would need a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,427
Posted By Taildrgr
The canopy of my -4 would fog up in the winter...

The canopy of my -4 would fog up in the winter every time I got in the plane.
Its a fairly small cockpit and after pulling the plane out of the hanger, I guess I was generating a lot of steam...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,427
Posted By Taildrgr
Bruce, A 3 inch fan is probably too big. Here's...

Bruce,
A 3 inch fan is probably too big. Here's a pic of my 60mm fan. It overlaps the brace a bit, but it doesn't need to be perfect to move the air. It has to be back far enough so it doesn't hit...
Forum: Autopilots 06-28-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By Taildrgr
I'm not sure about the TruTrak servos, but I...

I'm not sure about the TruTrak servos, but I heard they are very similar installation wise to the Dynon units. Maybe you can google search for your specific units installation manual.

Here is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,848
Posted By Taildrgr
Here's a link to the blue clamps at spruce if...

Here's a link to the blue clamps at spruce if anyone needs it:


http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/ms21919wcj.php
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