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Forum: Propellers 05-09-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By rjcthree
Did it

9A, Sensenich aluminum with Sensenich aluminum spinner to Sensenich GA. My 9A was a little heavy on the nose. I can now possibly load out of CG, but itís crazy scenarioÖbut possible. The new prop is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-24-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By rjcthree
Trim reversed and slight right wing heavy

Easy one first…slight right wing heavy. Easily adjusted long term with flap rigging, which it might have been all along….three turns is all it took. Easily trimmed out even at its worst.

The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-20-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By rjcthree
Altitude?

Is the altitude quoted MSL or DA?

When I had that prop mounted, 2400 would give me 151 kt TAS AT 6500 ft DA and 21.5Ēof MAP, approx 71% power per the Dynon...after the static system was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-01-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,272
Posted By rjcthree
Congrats!

Congrats, I remember it like yesterday, and Matt is an interesting guy! He did the inspection for me as well. Now plan and fly!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-19-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,459
Posted By rjcthree
ButÖ

Itís only a flesh wound!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-19-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,459
Posted By rjcthree
Had to be doneÖ

What do you mean? An African or a European Swallow?

Figuring it was just bait. ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,459
Posted By rjcthree
Pilot training

Iím in the BS club with a big hit and maybe a small one, but through my training, I donít recall ever having training about a target rich environment, do to speak. Is there a good article or similar?
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-15-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By rjcthree
ANDAIR 375 in standard location

I have a 9A and an ANDAIR 375 in the standard lower firewall location. I have no issues draining from it. It’s a little bit of a wiggle to get the bowl disengaged and reengaged for a condition...
Forum: Safety 03-15-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,118
Posted By rjcthree
Single feed or two

Is this set up for a single person feed or two?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By rjcthree
But it was a day building an airplane

And letís face it, itís rare that a day building is worse than a day at work, or that a day working is better than any day building. Not saying it canít happen, but itís rare. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,414
Posted By rjcthree
Pad lifeÖ.same as main tires

My pad life was the same as my main tires first time around, with about a third of the pad material left. Both were at 206 hours. Iím running Grove calipers and rotors, and I donít have a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 31,146
Posted By rjcthree
Anybody had access?

Has anyone on list run G100UL and can talk about it?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Posted By rjcthree
Consider Air brake tubing and fittings.

Consider air brake tubing and fittings. Available, easy and cheap and reliable. Heater tanks are a good idea for pressure stability at points of use. I use 1/2” and have no issues with pressure sags,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By rjcthree
ACK E04 battery / trouble code

Iíve had an ACK E-04 in my airplane since first flight, I have one of the first hundred, Iím told. Iíve had zero issues. No falsing, no errors. Crossing my fingers that Iím not jinxing myself. I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-20-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By rjcthree
Tire replacement done

I ultimately went with Goodyear FlightSpecial 2ís, eight ply, and the Michelin air stop tubes. The FS2ís have a very round profile and look almost skinny vs the stock tires. I definitely did not have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By rjcthree
HilariousÖ.

Was doing exactly this yesterday in day two of the four day condition inspection. If it wasn’t for that silly ANDAIR oring, I’d be done FWF. GRRR.

Interior removal left to go. Ibuprofen is your...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By rjcthree
More detail -9A

Ok, I really donít want to open up my wheel pants. I have decent (thumb plus, call it at least 3/4Ē) clearance all around the tire. I got 220 hours and probably 250 landings, all concrete or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By rjcthree
Tire replacement, mains, RV-9A

I believe that the Goodyear FC III is the direction Iím going to go for my replacement mains (5-5.00 on Grove wheels). I believe 4 ply is the correct choice, AS pn 06-05100-3. Iíll probably go with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,839
Posted By rjcthree
What is considered high MAP

What is considered high MAP in the context of this conversation? Above 25? The magical 75% power line? Iím running SDS CPi2 so this is relatively easy, but how much is enough to pull back timing? ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By rjcthree
Thanks for closing this out.

Thanks for closing this out. Was the fuse in the sense line?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,362
Posted By rjcthree
Overheat?

Steve, that heater doesnít trip from overheating, does it?
Forum: Safety 11-17-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By rjcthree
picture from Vlad on HS/E icing from some time ago

I seem to recall Vlad having a picture of his elevator balance horn being frozen to his horizontal stabilizer in cruise flight, and having to fly it with trim to get to a lower altitude. That sounded...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By rjcthree
QB fuselage dimensions

I feel like I’ve found this in the forum before, but cannot find it now, and im time critical, hoping someone can help. What is the QB fuselage dimension of an RV-8 fuselage, specifically max height...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,882
Posted By rjcthree
Flew my nephew

I got 1.5 hours of quality time with my 15yo nephew. He has high hopes for the Air Force Academy. For me, it was one of those rare opportunities to look out the window and let him fly. We were...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,536
Posted By rjcthree
Training wheel version?

Is there any estimate if the would have similar effects for -A’s? The big tube down the center, purely round, I expect minimal, but it never hurts to ask.

And is there an imaginative way to get...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,804
Posted By rjcthree
My experience earthx

I donít see a voltage spike with the earthX, but I see digital current changes from zero to three or four amps and back. on the D180. My voltage stays rock steady at 14.4V on the B&C. With the AGM,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,804
Posted By rjcthree
Why?

No sarcasmÖwhy do you want that data? Since amperage data is most often related to charging status of the battery, which essentially nets out current consumption of electrical devices on the AC, I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,719
Posted By rjcthree
Direction of heat transfer?

Dan, heat is moving from the plug body to the head in our engines?
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-18-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By rjcthree
9A at KLPR

Iím at Lorain County on the west side of Cleveland. I am the builder. Iím sure we can arrange something, IM me if interested.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-04-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,759
Posted By rjcthree
Rustoleum machine grey

Rattle can of rustoleum machine grey is holding up well after 200 hours for me. Easy, available most anywhere, close to the lycoming color and really tough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,369
Posted By rjcthree
200 hours hobbs

Hit 200 hours on the Hobbs on approach to KAXV This morning. Honestly, I’m not sure which feels like more of an accomplishment, that I built the plane or that I built the engine. Regardless, they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By rjcthree
Not that I had any reason to doubt himÖ.

Bob, as usual, is correct, and I bow to his experience and wisdom. SSP-1776 does not have cam lobe info, only cam to case clearance info. Details you donít remember after a whileÖ.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By rjcthree
Table of limits

If you look to the table of limits in your engine model overhaul manual, you should be able to find cam lobe dimensions. You should be able to find it on the lycoming website. If you dial the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,202
Posted By rjcthree
PA vs DA

At the start of your thread, it looks like youíre targeting 7500í pressure altitude. For the 75% test, shouldnít it be 7500í density altitude?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By rjcthree
But even thenÖ.

Marc, but even then, you bleed. You just bleed green. ;)

And me, I usually just change gloves and bleed into the new one. All bleeding stops eventually, as my MD brother in law likes to say.

Add...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-05-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,942
Posted By rjcthree
ThanksÖ.

I have a carb ready for OH just in case too. I have noticed my Ellison seems to run smoother when I run a little MMO. Smoother slide feel, less appearance of slide seal fuel seepage or staining,...
Forum: Reviews 09-05-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,609
Posted By rjcthree
NLE Failure mode and root cause?

Has there been a root cause of NLE cracking identified? Is it prop blade bending fore and aft with thrust loads? Twisting? Radial rotational loads ( as in the stiffness of the NLE is carrying a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-30-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,942
Posted By rjcthree
What mods?

What mods did you do to the Rotec? Iím worried about my Ellison since support is zero.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,394
Posted By rjcthree
Used race car scales. Check your local SCCA chapter website.

Used race car scales work well. Somebody will have them.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,885
Posted By rjcthree
Flatness, OE parts vs Champion.

I overhauled it, and I have the logbooks since it was zeroed by lycoming in Ď78 or Ď79, when it also became an H mod. I donít remember. My lycoming parts manual tells me the spin on was original...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,885
Posted By rjcthree
Thatís the weird thingÖ.

Vlad, It never moved, it leaked and retained very little torque, as in it was easy to continue turning. I KNOW it was right on installation this time, no excuses.

I might stick with the tempests,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,885
Posted By rjcthree
No pre oil.

I updated my IP with the detail, but I did not pre oil, everything was clean and dry when assembling per spec.

It was wired and the wire was tight, I also marked it and it hadn’t moved.

David,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,885
Posted By rjcthree
Oil filter seal leaking / loss of torque

I’m a little stumped. It’s not like I’m new to spin on filters.

I discovered oil leaking from the oil filter seal this morning following a finding of a mess on the belly of the AC. The first hint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By rjcthree
Engine or sensor ground

It’s not clear if you’re the builder or not. It is clear that current loads impact your oil temp sensor readings, which suggests the sensor, which is typically grounded through engine, is not well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 31,146
Posted By rjcthree
Reduced timing?

Ross, early in the thread (post #6) you mention mid-CR engines running mogas with reduced high MAP timing. As my engine, like many others, approaches 9:1 CR (Iíve got a stock longblock O-320H2 at...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-11-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,341
Posted By rjcthree
Hull of boat idea but with water?

Not sure which tips you have or if they have any holes cut, but if you tip them up like a hull, then fill with very hot/ boiling water? Would that be enough temp and constant gentle pressure to get...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By rjcthree
EarthX wonít fit in the 680 Vans boxÖ.

You can make the earthx fit in the Vans 680 box with spacers, but itís not pretty. The box from earthx is nice, except the nut plate edge distance of the design is close and the stainless (at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,094
Posted By rjcthree
Took my nephew on his first non-commercial flight

I took my nephew on his first private flight. He’s in CAP at 14 soon to be 15, hoping to go to Colorado Springs. Great kid. I was lazy, I made him fly about 2/3 of the flight. He was better than I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,816
Posted By rjcthree
Knock off plugs

From personal awareness (wasn’t me but a friends car we were prepping) you have to have a genuine baseline to compare it to. From there it’s easy, at least the ones we had were obvious.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,182
Posted By rjcthree
Yup, I stand corrected

My bad, brain fart. I shouldnít try to comment on three hours of sleep, or look at it as a thumbnail. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,182
Posted By rjcthree
Completes the circuit, not grounding both ends

The diagram allows the grounding of the p lead back to the engine, what I believe to be the correct circuit path. Technically itís NOT grounded at both ends, there is no tie to the airframe ground...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-06-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By rjcthree
Frequency of cracking

I have the steps on my -9a, has there been a study of the frequency of cracking? While Iím crack free at the moment, has anybody done a preventative modification?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,315
Posted By rjcthree
Huh

So that’s what Houghton looks like without snow. I had responsibility (ran) winter test for our company at KRC for seven years….loved it, honestly. Something otherworldly about sliding a bobtail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,919
Posted By rjcthree
Chemical guys dry wash :(

I have been using chemical guys dry wash (pink stuff) as a wipe down for a couple weeks. Today was the first truly hot day in NEOH. I found the chemical guys dry wash staining the paint pink on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By rjcthree
How are you riveting them?

I found if I wasnít VERY stable with those, folding was a problem. My final technique was well jigged pushrod in my c-frame and my 3x gun with the pressure up 10-20 psi from normal. That first hit or...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-02-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By rjcthree
3/4 oz is what I used.

3/4 oz is what I used as a final for buildups. I used it back in RC days, and on my cowl and canopy intersection. It used to be called scrim cloth. There is also 3/4 oz chopped mat that some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,965
Posted By rjcthree
Practice at altitude?

It seems exploring and practicing high DA TO and leaning can be explored and practiced at altitude. I realize itís not purely static, but slow it down to Vs1 plus a few (or even more than a few...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,214
Posted By rjcthree
128 rivets

I needed help with 128 rivets in my -9A. Most were in the bottom wing skins, more left than right due to less confidence and finger strength in my left hand. I have slow build wings and a quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,067
Posted By rjcthree
True to the mission...

You have to be true to your mission. Or buy them both. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,565
Posted By rjcthree
Chalk up another one.

I cut a cross country flight short today when indicated oil temp would not get above 150F, it was not fluctuating. The engine is normally rock solid at 170F oil temp. It wasn’t like this yesterday. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,121
Posted By rjcthree
Vy + 10 kt

Yes, I normally climb at Vy transitioning to Vy + 10 kt at about 500í agl, depending on my mood and how TO trim was set at that moment ;). I have play nice with spam locally and Pax seem to prefer...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-05-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,446
Posted By rjcthree
Glue?

I used an industrial equivalent to shoe goo to glue the assembly area together prior to drilling. Clamped, let it set, then drilled after cure, cleckoing to the table as I went. No chatter or weird...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,121
Posted By rjcthree
But what about #2?

RV-9A. O-320, FP. I would like to stay below CHT 400F on extended climbs, but #2 is my challenge. I have the dam cut down to about 1” and bent a smidge forward to even cruise CHT which is good, and...
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By rjcthree
Bolts in ring gear for balance

I had my prop balanced by Tiffin Aire this weekend and they prefer to install weights in the flywheel holes. Be careful about starter clearance. Remember, the crank has some intentionally play fore...
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