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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,803
Posted By osxuser
If I had the opportunity to get one cheap, I'd do...

If I had the opportunity to get one cheap, I'd do it and then put a Superior cold air on it, effectively making it an M1B. Food for thought?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,308
Posted By osxuser
Looking for Pireps on the Titan IO-370

Hi everyone, as Continental Motors slowly slogs toward certification on the 205HP version of the IO-370, I'm looking for anyone running the experimental version to give me some Pireps.

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,241
Posted By osxuser
The problem with Navworx is their company is...

The problem with Navworx is their company is based around the ADS-B bubble. Once 2020 actually hits and the last guy to install a retrofit box does it, what is their business strategy? They have no...
Forum: GPS 09-22-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,366
Posted By osxuser
Legally, you have to have the TAC chart on board...

Legally, you have to have the TAC chart on board to fly the route. In Foreflight, I know the chart info tabs are available. I have not been able to find them in FlyQ. I've never tried Garmin Pilot......
Forum: Propellers 12-26-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,729
Posted By osxuser
Every oplim I've ever read requires 5 hours...

Every oplim I've ever read requires 5 hours regardless of what the change is. Even fixed pitch to fixed pitch. If you can get something in writing form FSDO that decreases or eliminates that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,289
Posted By osxuser
A few comments. Freeflight has been around for...

A few comments.

Freeflight has been around for 20 something years, Navworx is a new company with one product. I suspect that when the demand for new ADS-B installs drops off (2021?), Navworx will...
Forum: Propellers 10-30-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,685
Posted By osxuser
Whoooooaaaa. How was a flange bushing too long?...

Whoooooaaaa. How was a flange bushing too long? Those should all be pretty standard.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-19-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,070
Posted By osxuser
It was explained to me that the gear ratio of the...

It was explained to me that the gear ratio of the six cylinder mag is not conducive to the P-Mag concept. The alternator can do its job, but the 4 cylinder turns one to one with the crank, the six...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,034
Posted By osxuser
Yep, have had several cylinders done there, and...

Yep, have had several cylinders done there, and had my Citabria's O-320 Majored there as well. The fire was a setback, but they are full up again. Great prices, no nonsense business.
Forum: Propellers 07-02-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,182
Posted By osxuser
I'm going to venture a guess that those thousands...

I'm going to venture a guess that those thousands of hours have overhauls between them. The aero engines I used above 3500rpm rarely had more than 50 hours on them between disassembly and inspection....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,963
Posted By osxuser
If you are going into Santa Barbara, I can think...

If you are going into Santa Barbara, I can think of no reason to use anything but the big airport. Everything else is pretty far away all things considered. Visit Santa Paula if you have time to be...
Forum: Safety 06-16-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,550
Posted By osxuser
I have a post-takeoff clearance verbal flow I use...

I have a post-takeoff clearance verbal flow I use regardless of airplane:

Doors and windows - closed and latched
Seatbelts - on
Trim - set for takeoff
Mixture - set for takeoff

Kind of like the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 42,492
Posted By osxuser
They probably expected a lot more people to jump...

They probably expected a lot more people to jump at the $700 price. Price per unit goes up if number sold is lower. Whats really silly is expecting these types of things to come down in price....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,927
Posted By osxuser
From what I can tell, Tempest uses the -2 just...

From what I can tell, Tempest uses the -2 just because it seems like the next generation from -1. There was never a -1 tempest, so its all marketing from my perspective.
Forum: ADS-B 03-16-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,480
Posted By osxuser
We have this problem with NavWorx in Socal......

We have this problem with NavWorx in Socal... about 50% of the time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,172
Posted By osxuser
Yeah, that sump step is a bad deal. I got the...

Yeah, that sump step is a bad deal. I got the lycoming one, but finding the kit is hard these days.
Forum: California 03-07-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,020
Posted By osxuser
Normally I'd be there, but can't get the time off...

Normally I'd be there, but can't get the time off work this year. Hope you have fun Axel! Happy birthday!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,824
Posted By osxuser
Saw that airplane at Valdez last year, what a...

Saw that airplane at Valdez last year, what a monster. Should be even more impressive with the R409.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-18-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By osxuser
I don't think so, that is completely industry...

I don't think so, that is completely industry standard. They are both shielded, and there is no way they could arc over next to each other.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,706
Posted By osxuser
I find it somewhat comical how each manufacturer...

I find it somewhat comical how each manufacturer thinks their system is better for starting. Leaving the impulse mag gives you an out. Either way the mag should come off at 500hrs for inspection. My...
Forum: Propellers 01-17-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,535
Posted By osxuser
You can just replace the forward bulkhead, not...

You can just replace the forward bulkhead, not that much money and about an hour to install new nutplates.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By osxuser
*Should* be the same

*Should* be the same
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,238
Posted By osxuser
WW is quite a bit faster than the MT if I recall.

WW is quite a bit faster than the MT if I recall.
Forum: Propellers 12-31-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,721
Posted By osxuser
My customers experience is in unbolting a 7666...

My customers experience is in unbolting a 7666 prop and bolting on the 7497 prop. No other changes RV6a with O-360-A1A and Electroair EI on one side. 5-7mph gain repeatable. Considering this is a new...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,719
Posted By osxuser
I feel like this is overthought a TON with...

I feel like this is overthought a TON with everyone worried about internal resistance. I've run Champions and Autolite/Unison/Tempest plugs for thousands of hours (2000 in some cases) in various...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,088
Posted By osxuser
My problem with the whole thing has more to do...

My problem with the whole thing has more to do with responsible journalism than Dan H's, my own, Robert P.'s or anyone elses OPINION on the the system itself.

Dan H, you have made it clear through...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,088
Posted By osxuser
So what you are saying is, a 4% loss in peak HP...

So what you are saying is, a 4% loss in peak HP from stock mags and injection compared to a 1% gain over a LIGHTSPEED equipped engine wasn't enough for you to wait for another test that everyone else...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,945
Posted By osxuser
Narrow deck can be a little harder to find parts...

Narrow deck can be a little harder to find parts for, but no less reliable than the wide deck. Upgrading a 150hp to more than 150hp O-320 requires a case stud change.

I have one in my Citabria and a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,088
Posted By osxuser
Perhaps the frustration stems from different,...

Perhaps the frustration stems from different, more favorable (for the EFI managed engines) results that came out of a similar test, on a correctly set up dyno, 2 days later. Results that you were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,945
Posted By osxuser
You are probably looking at what would later be...

You are probably looking at what would later be known as an A2B (FP prop setup off a supercub). The other early O-320 that didn't have a suffix I think would become the A1A, originally on a Apache....
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-08-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,492
Posted By osxuser
Having it die is another matter all together. Do...

Having it die is another matter all together. Do you have a low-inertia prop? Still, it should idle down to at least 600 or so. I'm wondering if you don't have another problem, like a bad flow...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,932
Posted By osxuser
There are not nearly as many O-360 configurations...

There are not nearly as many O-360 configurations for Conical mount as O-320. Piper used the Conical mounts, as did American Champion. Those are mostly O-320's. Currently, Robinson Helicopter still...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,291
Posted By osxuser
These are the cylinders sold through ECI that...

These are the cylinders sold through ECI that Kevin has been flying with on the RV8 at Reno. Yes very close.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,148
Posted By osxuser
Carbon Cub customers have no idea what is going...

Carbon Cub customers have no idea what is going on under the hood. If they did, they would've just built their own cub, and saved $100k. They will buy the latest gizmo just because. It's the Cirrus...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,148
Posted By osxuser
The Carbon Cub's have been all electric for quite...

The Carbon Cub's have been all electric for quite some time now... Like forever. They don't seem to have trouble selling. But lets be honest, the Carbon Cub may be used for light off-airport ops......
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,492
Posted By osxuser
This is pretty common on all mechanically...

This is pretty common on all mechanically injected engine installs, even certified ones. You'll see it on M20J's a LOT as well as Dimondstars. The question I have for you is why you are defining this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,148
Posted By osxuser
Basically, you are dealing with a front mount...

Basically, you are dealing with a front mount governor case if you want a governor, and dual electric fuel pumps like the EFII uses. There isn't even a vac pump type drive to run a rotary pump if you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,915
Posted By osxuser
The Air Force Academy has used all kinds of...

The Air Force Academy has used all kinds of different airplanes. 180HP 172's, DA40's, currently Cirrus SR20's I believe. I'd imagine those could be for any of those. I doubt many drones were -360...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,079
Posted By osxuser
My experience with 'silicone' rocker cover...

My experience with 'silicone' rocker cover gaskets has me questioning if this is a intake tube gasket or a intake tube hose...? Picture?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,173
Posted By osxuser
For reference, Strega was sold before the races,...

For reference, Strega was sold before the races, Tiger is calling it quits.

Strega will most likely continue to be the fastest airplane out there for a while... if the new owner can find someone who...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,173
Posted By osxuser
Everyone elses speeds were consistent race to...

Everyone elses speeds were consistent race to race. The Hartzell made the difference. Kevin would NEVER have put the Hartzell on if it didn't. Whats amazing is that this is a BONE STOCK RV 8, I was...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,968
Posted By osxuser
It's amazing what a prop change will do.

It's amazing what a prop change will do.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,968
Posted By osxuser
What engine is in your -8? I think Kevin's is the...

What engine is in your -8? I think Kevin's is the Parallel valve 409. Doesn't seem to be doing bad against the rest.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-10-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,968
Posted By osxuser
Right, I feel that both gear reduction and the...

Right, I feel that both gear reduction and the IO-720 haven't had the engineering thrown at them to get them reliable at race power. With the resources Kevin has available to him, my hope is that he...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,968
Posted By osxuser
Darryl/Andy Lancair didn't have any gearbox...

Darryl/Andy Lancair didn't have any gearbox issues that I know of after they switched from a custom planetary setup welded on the nose of an IO-550 case to the GTSIO case with the lousy Conti spur...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-06-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,968
Posted By osxuser
600-700HP gets you to around 400mph around the...

600-700HP gets you to around 400mph around the course at Stead. Give or take 20 for airframe. That has been the ceiling on the sport class for a while now. Nobody has yet built a motor/prop combo...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-16-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,968
Posted By osxuser
Mark, I expect the cost will be a bit higher for...

Mark, I expect the cost will be a bit higher for the EFII system on the big bore Continentals... but the results should be worth every penny. What variant of the IO-550? I'll see if we can get one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,680
Posted By osxuser
HP was at 2800RPM, Torque was at 2400RPM. As for...

HP was at 2800RPM, Torque was at 2400RPM. As for the RSA5 being out of range, they use that servo on 260HP IO-540's, so that hardly seems probable.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,753
Posted By osxuser
I'd imagine this has something to do with it...

I'd imagine this has something to do with it being designed for a lightsport? 175 HP light sports go faster than 120Kts.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,924
Posted By osxuser
I'm sure you're already sorting this out, but how...

I'm sure you're already sorting this out, but how do you mount the injector for the EFII in a carbon tube?
Forum: Propellers 07-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,781
Posted By osxuser
I believe it's the best prop out there for the RV...

I believe it's the best prop out there for the RV series. If you can afford it. Priced in line with other composite constant speeds. Faster than the typical benchmark prop, the 7497.

Oh, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,753
Posted By osxuser
Axel, I JUST sold a 320-A2B core that would've...

Axel, I JUST sold a 320-A2B core that would've been PERFECT for a 340 conversion. Wish I would've known!

As for the lightweight 320... YES. Avoiding the O-23X engines is always better, O-320's are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,734
Posted By osxuser
Is Titan/ECI making 540 cases and cranks or are...

Is Titan/ECI making 540 cases and cranks or are those Lyc bits? I'm a little behind, but the HRII will be needing something like this in a couple years. Already in negotiations for an EFII system :)
Forum: Propellers 07-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,107
Posted By osxuser
Score! The downside to that assessment (unless...

Score! The downside to that assessment (unless you get in in writing) is that the engine that you have on the airplane doesn't list that carb on it's TC, so it's technically a different engine. Some...
Forum: Propellers 07-02-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,389
Posted By osxuser
I was kinda surprised by the low number there...

I was kinda surprised by the low number there too, is the 409 Parallel or Angle valve?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,560
Posted By osxuser
This does sound like exactly what my Carb'd 320...

This does sound like exactly what my Carb'd 320 did when the intake lobe started to go on the back to cylinders. Low CHT's and Low power.
Forum: Propellers 06-25-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,719
Posted By osxuser
I know Hartzell did do Vibe testing on the...

I know Hartzell did do Vibe testing on the O-360/IO-360 with EI, which is what resulted in the 7497 replacing the 7496.

There are hundreds of planes flying behind the 360/7497-2 setup, that is the...
Forum: Propellers 06-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By osxuser
I'm kinda with them on checking the cable and...

I'm kinda with them on checking the cable and mounting brackets first, sounds like an odd failure mode for the gov.

There are a couple of more local governor shops as well. My favorite is Truespeed...
Forum: Propellers 06-24-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,700
Posted By osxuser
One of the Mooney conversions, I think the 262...

One of the Mooney conversions, I think the 262 "Missile" one, used a feathering prop because the glide ratio with the big engine up front wasn't good enough without it. Just stopping the prop has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,267
Posted By osxuser
I'm generally critical of 'recommended' start...

I'm generally critical of 'recommended' start procedures on FI Lycomings, and this is no different. Cranking at 1/2 throttle seems like a very bad idea, no way you can move all the controls quick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By osxuser
If you are doing this yourself, see if you can...

If you are doing this yourself, see if you can create a relationship with a local engine builder/overhauller. They'll have all that data as a matter of course, and can also provide you with some of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-18-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,189
Posted By osxuser
A bunch of Cardinal guys with the Dual-Mag O-360...

A bunch of Cardinal guys with the Dual-Mag O-360 have been holding their breath for E-mag's solution for that application... I've just finally settled on it being vaporware.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,470
Posted By osxuser
I'd say that is minor enough that the rivet will...

I'd say that is minor enough that the rivet will easily fill the void. Take care setting them to not get them side loaded... and build on!
Forum: RV-3 06-07-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,700
Posted By osxuser
Everytime I see a homebuilt with pulled rivets, I...

Everytime I see a homebuilt with pulled rivets, I start figuring out how to build it with solid. There really aren't many blind fasteners that have the strength of a solid rivet, and I'm decently...
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