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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
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, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
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, 07:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,098
Posted By edclee
Beer! Camaraderie!

Wife and I will walk over from homebuilt camping!!!!!!!
Yes
Ed
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-18-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By edclee
Condition

Please!!!! It is a CONDITION inspection, not a conditional inspection.
Forum: RV-4 02-14-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By edclee
Prop

Andy is yours an IVO prop?
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
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, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
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, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
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, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
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, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,676
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
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, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,101
Posted By edclee
Build School

I went through all the pictures. Excellent post, thanks for that.
Ed
Forum: Polishing your RV 12-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
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, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
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, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By edclee
Database

Thanks, James. Good news
Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,783
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,783
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, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,783
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,623
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,963
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
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, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,027
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,607
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,963
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,049
Posted By edclee
Talking ACK Activation

I had an unintended activation of my ACK Elt two weeks ago and got a call from the air force looking for me on a voicemail at the end of my trip. Somehow the ELT got activated on a dead-smooth...
Forum: GPS 11-04-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By edclee
Real Plan

I run real plan on my Ipad..I have the 740 but real plan will not run on that...it takes too much computing power for the 740. You can, however run real plan on the Ipad and have the resulting plan...
Forum: GPS 11-04-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By edclee
I used it to fly my RV-9A from Yakima WA to...

I used it to fly my RV-9A from Yakima WA to Lancaster SC around the southern Rockies and it worked a charm. Considered the WX, winds, best time, gas stops perfect. A really good tool.
Ed :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By edclee
Experimental AD Compliance

This is excellent, thanks. It covers the subject exactly on Page 4. If the AD is applicable for "all Aircraft" then it must be complied wit. If applicable to Type Certificated aircraft, then it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,442
Posted By edclee
Condition Inspection: Search ADs ??

Does the condition inspection require a search of ADs for certified items used on the experimental airplane? For instance if there is an AD requiring replacement of something like a camshaft, or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,330
Posted By edclee
LOP

What's not to like?
-Less combustion deposits
-Lower Cyl Head Temps
-Lower EGT Temps
-Lower BMEP
-Less fuel burned
-Happier Pilot
-Happier Significant other

The only downside is that one has to have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By edclee
Oozing rivet

Another great idea! Thanks
Ed
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By edclee
Oozing rivet

I looked up the specs and that looks like an excellent suggestion. Appears to hold up well to gasoline and thin enough to wick in between threads on fasteners without disassembly. Thanks for that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By edclee
One Rivet slightly oozing fuel

I have a 2005 RV9A and I have one rivet slightly oozing fuel on the top side of the tank. You cannot even see it but after a flight you can see a short trail from that rivet. It is temping to just...
Forum: GPS 09-07-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By edclee
Garmin "System ID" for GNC-250XL

Jeppesen's site requires the "System ID" for their database updates and I cannot find the System ID for the GNC-250XL. Did such a thing even exist when the 250XL was manufactured? If their is such...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 755
Posted By edclee
Garmin GNC 250XL database upgrade?

All the search info only turns up 8 to 10 year old posts on this. Does anyone know if the database can still be upgraded for North America?
Ed
Forum: RV-10 09-03-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,768
Posted By edclee
Simple, Cheap, Effective Rudder Lock

Fabricated from 1" angle and I use #10 screws for the anchor. The threads keep it from working out like a smooth pin will (dont ask me how I know). The screw does nothing to hold the rudder, just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,605
Posted By edclee
Charger Leads Built In

Yes, I have a pigtail on my battery and have it plugged into the charger all the time. Never a problem in several years in my Sonex, now in the RV9A
Ed
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,052
Posted By edclee
Strobe Replacement

[QUOTE=BillL;1373753]I have my Whelen HDACF system on the bench and apparently the tip strobes are no good. The plan is to get it working and sell it.

New ones (A610) from Whelen are $200+. Since...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,637
Posted By edclee
Shimmy

Neat fix, thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,396
Posted By edclee
Valve Compressor

For sure I will buy one at twice the price.
Ed
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By edclee
AFP says likely injector problem

Thanks for that. Of course if it had not cleared up I am sure the cause would be more obvious since whatever it was would still be in that condition when I got back home. Fortunately or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By edclee
Loss of Cyl 1, exhaust valve?

It kinda acted like that except that I could reproduce the problem. Richening caused the EGT to come back up and then leaning it caused it to crash again. I did this several times and the situation...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By edclee
Strange EGT, Loss of Power

I considered the stuck valve and thought of that first, but when I discovered that going full rich re-established power (this is after maybe 5 minutes of the power loss and loss of EGT), I was able...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By edclee
Srange EGT and power loss on Cylinder 1, IO-320

Coming back from Savanah GA today just leveling at 9500' I experienced a power loss and rough running on the IO-320 in my RV9A. Looking quickly at the engine monitor I could see the EGT on #1 headed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-24-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,506
Posted By edclee
Ground

This has all the characteristics of a ground problem. Make SURE the engine is grounded to the airframe with large wire, same size or larger than the positive lead to the starter. If this is not...
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