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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By edclee
Fuel Pump

Frankly, sounds similar to the issues I was having that turned out to be mogas vapor pressure. The pump pulls a partial vacuum in the fuel lines and actually "boils" vapor out of the gas at fairly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By edclee
borescope view?

I did some more reading and apparently this is possible on the H2AD engine, but not the others?
Ed
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By edclee
Borescope Inspection of cam through crankshaft???

I just read a comment made in General Aviation News about using a borescope through the removed plug in the front of the crankshaft for aircraft with fixed pitch props. Is this possible? :eek:
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By edclee
Fuel Pump

Fred, did you make this device? If so can you share the design? It is a great idea. By the way, for those who thought my mix was 50/50, it is not. My mix is 80% mogas, 20% avgas. Average Octane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By edclee
Problem Found, Strange Fuel Pump Issue

Well those of you who voted for the RVP being the problem win a Kewpie doll!. After a few hours yesterday and this morning looking over the entire fuel system for leaks, loose connections,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-09-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By edclee
Fuel Pump

Replied to PM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By edclee
I have run this mix in temps of 100 degrees F and...

I have run this mix in temps of 100 degrees F and cyl hd temps at 400, while climbing and no issues in the past. It gets really hot here in SC in August. I have flown this mixture in the summer at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By edclee
Fuel Pressure

System is per Vans plans, nothing unusual. I run mix of Avgas and 90 octane non ethanol mogas. Have run this system and this fuel for over 100 hours with no changes and no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By edclee
Problem Found !!!! Strange fuel pressure drop issue

I flew the RV-9A(mechanical fuel injection) to Savannah this morning and after about 30 minutes of flying noticed the RPM fluctuating somewhat. I noticed that the fuel pressure was also varying and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-08-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By edclee
WTB Lycoming Fuel Pump for Injected engine

I would like to buy a serviceable engine mounted pump for the fuel injected engine (higher fuel pressure than carburetor type pump) to do some testing with. I am having some strange fuel pressure...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 141
Posted By edclee
Is anyone flying with the Flightview EFIS (IPads)?

I am curious as to the experiences with this system, which, on it's face, seems like a great VFR panel solution. One issue I see with it is that at present, there is no magnetic heading information...
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By edclee
Clocking at 2, 8 oclock?

Strange that Lycoming says to clock it there and Sensenich says to clock it at 11 when #1 is at TDC. I am going to try it though!
Ed
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,167
Posted By edclee
Ferrules

If you have difficulty with the linkl go to Amazon and search for Wire Ferrules. They are used almost exclusively in Europe for exactly this reason.
Ed

I use a kit like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,167
Posted By edclee
Connectors

One SHOULD be using crimp ferrules on those type connectors, not just putting bare wires into them. They are cheap and secure and have a plastic lead-in that prevents the cut end of the insulation...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By edclee
Alclad?

Is the 2024T3 used on the skins ALCLAD? Insteresting that I did not know this alloy was used on the 9A I purchased. I should know more...oh well even at 77 I keep learning.
Ed
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By edclee
Skin Alloy?

Isn't the alloy used in the wing and stab skins 6061-T6, not 2024?
Ed
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By edclee
I really wanted an analog altimeter. Some things...

I really wanted an analog altimeter. Some things just dont work as digital for me.
thanks anyway.
Ed
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-17-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By edclee
WTB 2 1/4" Altimeter

Looking for a 2 !/4" altimeter if anyone has a functional one not being used.
Ed
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,686
Posted By edclee
Rv-9A

About right. You will note that the airplane does not like to slow down. It wants to go fast, so think about getting to your pattern speed earlier. I use flaps for ALL landings, it assures the...
Forum: Propellers 03-15-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By edclee
Update on Vibration/Clocking

Well, nothing special about the configuration. Standard Sensenich metal prop and I took it off this morning to check out the bushing thing. I also downloaded Lycoming SL1098Q, which addresses...
Forum: Propellers 03-14-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By edclee
Prop Clocking, vibration?

I recently had the prop off my RV-9A IO-320 for my condition inspection and I decided to check to see what Sensenich had to say about it. They have an instruction published that says to set #1 to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By edclee
Injector

My guess as well. It happened to me on my IO-320 twice! Plugged injector. Thought sure it was a stuck exhaus valve, but no.
Ed
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By edclee
Rudder Interference

Trust me, you want to install hard stops for the rudder down at the bottom of the rudder because if not, the rudder WILL hit the elevator tips if moved in the wind, or accidently while tying down,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,153
Posted By edclee
Beer! Camaraderie!

Wife and I will walk over from homebuilt camping!!!!!!!
Yes
Ed
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-18-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By edclee
Condition

Please!!!! It is a CONDITION inspection, not a conditional inspection.
Forum: RV-4 02-14-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By edclee
Prop

Andy is yours an IVO prop?
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By edclee
Thanks

Thanks for that info. How would an ordinary human know or find out this stuff?
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By edclee
DAR

Mel, I am in SC and damned if I can find anyone who claims to have the necessary authorization codes. I have no idea what codes are necessary to do this. Can you tell me whether I need to search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By edclee
Changing N Number

I have researched the threads and found some of the info I need and found on the FAA website instructions for applying for a new N number and I have prepared a letter to send with my $10 to get my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By edclee
93 non ethanol

Wow, I wish we could get 93 non ethanol in South Carolina. We can only get 90 with no ethanol.
Ed
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By edclee
O-320

I live just south of you at SC76 (Unity Aerodrome) and have a fuel tank in the hangar. I have an IO-320,160hp, 8.5:1 compression ratio engine in my RV-9A. The engine needs 91 Octane and running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By edclee
72EL

Walt, I am running both in my RV9A. I use the 740 to drive the autopilot and some other functions and run the Ipad with the sythetic vision and the sectional map next to it. The Ipad can run the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By edclee
Drilling

I used a high suction shop vacuum with a small extension tip held right at the drill hole to suck the chips out as I drilled. It seemed to work since I found no chips inside. In my case, the bore...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By edclee
Did it!

Big deal to remove freeze plug and replace it with a new one? No.
https://youtu.be/rHhj7myY1s8


Decided it is best to do it. I bought two new plugs from Aircraft Spruce, then drilled a hole in the...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By edclee
Locktite

Having used #648 to retain a cylindrical fit part on a shaft, I can tell you that you cannot remove that #4 screw unless you heat the joint to around 300F first. Apply heat to the head of the screw...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By edclee
Lycoming AD 1198-02-08 Crankshaft Bore

If one has put 8.5:1 compression cylinders on a Lycoming 0-320-E2-A does this AD apply? As I read the AD, it applies to engines with hollow cranks of 160 hp if O-320 and all O-360 engines. Has...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By edclee
Should work fine if no components on the other...

Should work fine if no components on the other side got fried. 20 Gauge wire should work fine for that. The traces are pretty thin so the repair will be fine with 20 gauge.
Ed
Forum: RV-4 01-04-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By edclee
Talking drawings

Dennis, good to see you finally getting into finishing that -4. Dont know the answer to your question though. :D
Ed
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,821
Posted By edclee
Build School

I went through all the pictures. Excellent post, thanks for that.
Ed
Forum: Polishing your RV 12-30-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,983
Posted By edclee
I have a test panel on my wing about 10" by 10"...

I have a test panel on my wing about 10" by 10" that I have tried the Johns 360 product. I was not brave enough to put it everywhere since it is not easy to remove. So far it is holding up and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By edclee
Wind

Thanks to both of you for your responses. That is exactly what I wanted to know. The MiniX sounds like exactly what I need.
Ed:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-26-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By edclee
GRT MiniX Question about Wind info

I am looking hard at the MiniX with the magnetometer and would like to know from someone who has one whether the MiniX tells you wind direction and speed. I know with GPS and the accurate heading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By edclee
Database

Thanks, James. Good news
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By edclee
Database

Thanks, Try NC02, SC76, GA35, Triple Tree, Hawks Meadow for airports
HUSTN, LOCKS, for instersections
SDZ, CTF for VORs
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By edclee
Level of Database detail from GRT database downloads

I am searching for information on how detailed the GRT navigation database is. For instance, does it include all airports with FAA designations? Even private airports but those shown on sectionals...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By edclee
W&B

"This is where it could fall apart. Maybe an FAA inspector would NEVER ask this question. Lucky me... But I'd say that this scenario plays out more often than not in that one might not know their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By edclee
W&B

"I was hoping an ASI or DAR could point to something specific in a document (that I haven't found) stating what needs to be carried other than a "weight and balance report". For all I know, it could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,069
Posted By edclee
W&B

I am not totally sure what you are asking, since you raise MANY questions, but the crux of the matter is that yes, you must have weight and balance information in the aircraft based on what the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By edclee
Grass Strip

I am fortunate enough to have bought some land years ago with a friend and turned 2800 feet of it into a runway of grass (SC76). I helped build his Onex and first flight was here. I built a Sonex...
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,162
Posted By edclee
Fluctuation

I had an Arrow once that had this problem almost exactly. Turned out finally to be the fuel boost pump itself leaking air on the suction side but never leaked fuel, only air sucked in while pumping....
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,162
Posted By edclee
Fluctuation

I had an Arrow once that had this problem almost exactly. Turned out finally to be the fuel pump itself leaking air on the suction side but never leaked fuel, only air sucked in while pumping. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,349
Posted By edclee
Level

Put the airplane on a level surface, jacks or weight on wing tips is necessary. Pitch doesnt matter. THe ball should be in the center. If not, adjust it so it is. That's it.
Ed
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-08-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By edclee
Fuel Gauge

I have two of the Vans early ones, one I am reasonably sure is not accurate, I think the other one is. You can have both of them gratis for the shipping. Let me know if you want them. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,577
Posted By edclee
Success!

Well, I installed the ball valve yesterday and flew the plane this morning. OATs in the 30s. Previously with no modifications the best I could do is get the oil temp to the 130s in this temp. With...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By edclee
Torque

No way that is correct. Google Lycoming Service Instruction 1029. This explains how and to what values to torque cylinder and case bolts on reassembly. The 1/4" nuts to 55 to 60 in/lbs. and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,509
Posted By edclee
Superior/Lycoming/Titan

Hopefully someone here knows this answer. Is the Continental Titan engine a direct clone of the Lycoming, like the Superior engine is? The one thing I have always though better than lycoming about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,509
Posted By edclee
Superior

Weird...I sent Superior an email three weeks ago requesting a quote on an O-320 and got a response/quote the next day! $30k for the 0-320.
Ed
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-05-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,834
Posted By edclee
Fuel Tank Construction

Extremely well done and informative. A lot of builder made tanks will not leak in the future because of this effort by Scott.
Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,125
Posted By edclee
Marriage

Bill, congratulations! My wife of 56 years is a flight instructor as am I and she, naturally is supportive and happy with our flying. While I purchased the RV9A we have now, I did build the Sonex...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,577
Posted By edclee
UPDATE-SUCCESS Ball Valve to control Oil Cooler FLow

Has anyone attempted installing a ball valve in one of the oil cooler lines to deal with too cool oil temps? I am concerned that completely blocking oil flow to the cooler may create oil flow to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By edclee
Oozing rivet

Thanks, I already checked their site. They have 1/8" and larger, but no 3/32. I may have to bite the bullet and drill and countersink for the 1/8" if further attemps to seal it with Loktite does...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By edclee
Rivet

Spruce has several grip lengths of the 1/8" rivets, but no 3/32 that I could find.
Ed
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By edclee
Closed End Rivet

You are certainly right about not finding them. I have searched the internet, Spruce, McMaster Carr, etc and find closed end pull rivets 1/8" or larger but nothing 3/32". I have sent an email to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By edclee
Closed End Pull Rivet to repair oozing tank Rivet

Has anyone used a closed end countersink pull-rivet to fix an oozing rivet? If so what rivet did you use? I have one oozing and have tried numerous times to use Locktite 290 and a syringe with...
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