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Forum: Electrical Systems 07-17-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Tsabean
Thanks Bill, Iíll give that a try.

Thanks Bill, Iíll give that a try.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Tsabean
Oil in Alternator

Removed the C/S prop today. Forgot about how much oil was left in the hub after draining the engine oil. A fair amount of oil ran down over and into the Nippon Denso alternator.
Any suggestions on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Tsabean
Still getting higher than hoped for CHTs. Have to...

Still getting higher than hoped for CHTs. Have to come back to 25 squared in climb to keep them below 400. Engine only has 14 hours on it so still breaking in. Was considering enlarging the exit area...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By Tsabean
Outlet vrs inlet air ratio

Is there a published ratio for oulet air?
RV4, 0320, inlet area 52.5 square inches. Outlet at back of cowl 30 square inches.
Anybody?
Forum: RV-4 05-02-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Tsabean
Rubber Channel

Does ACSpruce or any other vendors carry the equivalent of Vanís rubber channel wing root seal?

Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tsabean
As a follow up, removed the connections from the...

As a follow up, removed the connections from the shielded wire ends. Suspect there was an issue with the solder link. Ran a separate ground wire from the switch to the ground point on the mag....
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-24-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By Tsabean
Fred, I recently completed the first flight on...

Fred,

I recently completed the first flight on my RV4. I was concerned about high CHTs on a new engine. Following the advice of a member on this site, I towed the aircraft to the end of the runway. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tsabean
I attached a temporary wire once before but...

I attached a temporary wire once before but canít remember if tried it once the mag was warmed up. Removed the wire prior to first flight. Iíll try again before I pull the mag.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By Tsabean
Hot Mag

After engine start, both mags show normal rpm drop during mag check. After a flight, prior to shutting down, I always check the mags to ensure they actually will turn off. The left mag operates...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-14-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Tsabean
Finally got first flight accomplished. Used a lot...

Finally got first flight accomplished. Used a lot of suggestions from this thread. The towing the aircraft to the departure runway alleviated the concern of high CHTs on the first hop. CHTs were not...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-04-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Tsabean
First Flight - Engine Break In

Preparing for first flight with a new (overhauled) O-320. Lycoming SI 1427 indicates 1 hour at 75% power then 2nd hour at 65-75% power.
Vans section 15 recommends first flight should be limited to...
Forum: RV-4 03-25-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By Tsabean
Cowl exit size

Trying to figure out a starting point for the size of the opening at the bottom of the cowl. Iíve searched the archives and found multiple threads but nothing that is definitive such as a picture....
Forum: RV-4 03-07-2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,980
Posted By Tsabean
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and...

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and photos. Donít have room on the panel for the ball mount. Any suggestions on where/how to attach a ball mount on the right side of the cockpit?
Forum: RV-4 03-02-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,980
Posted By Tsabean
iPad mini mount

Any suggestions on what works for mounting an iPad mini in the 4?
Forum: Canada 12-20-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Tsabean
Glen, I recommend Marsh. Try Steve Landry,...

Glen,

I recommend Marsh. Try Steve Landry, Assistant Vice President, Aviation and Aerospace. 416-349-4581.

Cheers, Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Tsabean
That would explain it! Iíll try and source a...

That would explain it! Iíll try and source a 1/4x28 bolt.
Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Tsabean
Thanks, I found my plans and that is what is...

Thanks, I found my plans and that is what is called for. Problem is the hold down bolt is a course thread, 20TPI. Canít find any anchor nuts that size. Iíve sent a query to Vanís, hopefully they have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Tsabean
Anchor Nut

Looking for the type of anchor nut that holds the 1/4x20 battery hold down bolt on the rear mounted battery tray.
Thanks, Tom
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Tsabean
Iím also interested in a POH. Cheers, Tom

Iím also interested in a POH.
Cheers, Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,515
Posted By Tsabean
USB Chargers

Try unplugging the USB charger. I had an issue with an automotive unit that reduced my radio reception by about 75%.
Replaced it with an aviation compatible unit from Spruce and problem solved....
Forum: RV-4 05-09-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tsabean
Fitting Plexiglass Bubble to Canopy Frame

Working on fitting the bubble to the frame. It sits too high at the aft end.
Searching the archives, some have mentioned cutting off the aft end of the support tube.
Any tips on how much to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,706
Posted By Tsabean
Link doesnít seem to work.

Link doesnít seem to work.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Tsabean
Thank you sir!

Thank you sir!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Tsabean
Hi Mickey, I have that chart but Iím having...

Hi Mickey,
I have that chart but Iím having difficulty deciphering the last line. What does
1-11-1/2NPT mean?
Perhaps I need more coffee this morning.

Cheers, Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Tsabean
Oil drain plug torque

Searched the forums but cannot seem to find an answer.

What is the recommended torque value for an 0-320 oil drain plug?

Cheers, Tom
Forum: RV-4 03-12-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Tsabean
No, never blow in.

No, never blow in.
Forum: RV-4 03-12-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Tsabean
Yes, plugs were removed.

Yes, plugs were removed.
Forum: RV-4 03-11-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By Tsabean
ASI Calibration

Purchased a 20-200 knot airspeed indicator as a backup to a Dynon.
It read zero when it first came out of the box. Still uninstalled but now reads 200 kts.
Is there a way of adjusting it back to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,112
Posted By Tsabean
Thanks Joe, makes sense. Would a circuit breaker...

Thanks Joe, makes sense. Would a circuit breaker not provide similar protection?
Still not totally clear.

Cheers, Tom
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-26-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,112
Posted By Tsabean
I have been researching the need for ANL fuses...

I have been researching the need for ANL fuses and Iím still not sure if they are required or not. In my application, Iím using an aft mounted battery in an RV4. Iím running a Dynon panel with a VP-X...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Tsabean
PaulvS, Yes, thatís the thread! Thanks, Tom

PaulvS,

Yes, thatís the thread!

Thanks, Tom
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Tsabean
Ok, thanks Kyle. My problem is the FAB is...

Ok, thanks Kyle. My problem is the FAB is interfering with the cowl. To fix this I need to reduce the depth of the VA-130A fibreglass box. Thought there might be a wear issue but I see now I just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Tsabean
I tried that Ron but itís not the exact one I was...

I tried that Ron but itís not the exact one I was thinking of. The one in question showed the bottom of the VA-130A air box worn through by the VA-130D filter plate.

Cheers
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By Tsabean
FAB Wear

Recently there was a thread about the air filter wearing through the bottom of the FAB. Iíve searched all over for it but Iím not finding it.

Can some one point me in the right direction?

Thanks,...
Forum: Tools 11-22-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,312
Posted By Tsabean
CherryMAX removal

There is a YouTube series called AVT 206 A&P sheet metal class. I searched for
ď removing cherrymax rivetsĒ and it popped right up.
Wish I would have seen it last month.

Cheers, Tom
Forum: Fiberglass 10-08-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,707
Posted By Tsabean
Thanks for the suggestion. Hope my wife doesnít...

Thanks for the suggestion. Hope my wife doesnít miss her fingernail file!
Forum: Fiberglass 10-06-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,707
Posted By Tsabean
Cowl seam paint line

How wide should the gap between the top and bottom of the cowl be?
Pink cowl, using piano hinge to attach.

Cheers, Tom
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,225
Posted By Tsabean
Sikaflex Spacers

Preparing to glue canopy to frame (RV4) using Sikaflex. Iíve read most of the threads I could find on the subject but Iím still unsure of how to go about using spacers.
Iíve seen mention of using...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By Tsabean
Yes, heís got that much figured out.

Yes, heís got that much figured out.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By Tsabean
Light Speed Plasma 111 Issues

Asking for a friend. He is installing the electronic ignition system (2 CD boxes/4 coils) on a new a Titan 340 engine. The engine was built up at a local shop and was successfully test run using the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tsabean
Thanks for the tips. Heat and an impact driver...

Thanks for the tips. Heat and an impact driver did the trick. The lapping compound hint seemed to help.

Thanks again
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By Tsabean
Primer Port Plug Removal

Trying to remove the primer port plug from an O320. It is not wanting to move and I?m worried I?m going to strip the head.
Tried heat but no joy.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, Tom
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By Tsabean
Battery Contactor Orientation

Any reason a battery contactor can't be mounted upside down? RV8 aft mounted battery configuration on OP10 appears to show it inverted.

Thanks, Tom
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-14-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tsabean
Aft Mounted Battery Ground

What size bolt is used to ground an aft mounted battery to the longeron?

Thanks, Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By Tsabean
W-432 Rib

I recently purchased ( not from Van?s) a VA-148 wingtip lens kit that is no longer supported by Vans. The kit is missing the 2 lower W-432 ribs.

Anybody happen to have a drawing of this rib that...
Forum: Safety 10-20-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Poll: Slosh poll
Views: 10,495
Posted By Tsabean
Resurrecting an old thread here. Just leak...

Resurrecting an old thread here. Just leak checking fuel tanks on an RV4 project (not the original builder) and noticed a red sealer has been brushed over the pro sealed seams. Suspect it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tsabean
How much did you need to use?

How much did you need to use?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,386
Posted By Tsabean
Plexiglass protection during construction

Is there a spray on plexiglass protector available and if so, where can it be sourced?
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By Tsabean
Elevator trim tab

Would and RV8 elevator trim tab fit an RV4?
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,292
Posted By Tsabean
Nice job Arlie! Is the Dynon the 7in or 10? Also,...

Nice job Arlie! Is the Dynon the 7in or 10? Also, curious about the additional nav display below the Dynon. I thought there was a nav display on the Dynon.
Forum: RV-4 03-19-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,623
Posted By Tsabean
Refurbished RV4

Beautiful job. What product did you use to strip the paint?
Forum: RV-4 03-12-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By Tsabean
Trimming F-419 to allow Elevator up travel

Running into the same issue. I?ve trimmed the F-419 deck back to the F-412 attachment angle and still don?t have enough up travel. Is it acceptable to grind some material off the elevator horn itself...
Forum: Canada 10-13-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By Tsabean
Ok, thanks for the info guys. One last question,...

Ok, thanks for the info guys. One last question, how many tubes of the 295UV
would be required for an RV4 canopy?
Forum: Canada 10-12-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By Tsabean
Do they carry the Sikaflex cleaner and primer...

Do they carry the Sikaflex cleaner and primer products also? Didn?t see them on their website.
Forum: Canada 10-12-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By Tsabean
Sikaflex

Any sources for Sikaflex in Canada?s?
Thanks, Tom S
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 968
Posted By Tsabean
B8 Stick Grip

I have a B8 stick grip originally from a CF101. It has been stored in the basement for many years and has a whitish substance (mold?) covering the black portions of the grip. I?ve tried cleaning it...
Forum: RV-4 12-22-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tsabean
My 1982 RV4 plans identify the brake mount flange...

My 1982 RV4 plans identify the brake mount flange as U-403.
Cheers
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By Tsabean
Rudder Bottom Fairing Strobe Light

Anyone have a photo of how a Whelan strobe light is fitted to the R-411 fairing on the bottom of the rudder?
I've searched the archives but can't find one.
Thanks, Tom
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,438
Posted By Tsabean
Hartzell Prop Weight and Balance

Spent some time looking through the archives and there is plenty of discussion about this topic. I'm installing an O-320 with a C/S Hartzell prop. I'm at the stage of installing a PC 680 Odyssey...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,413
Posted By Tsabean
Removing plastic from under rivet

It appears one aileron that came with a project I purchased had the rivets set prior to removing the blue plastic. I searched the archives but didn't see any discussions on how to remove the telltale...
Forum: RV-4 09-23-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By Tsabean
Been away on a work cycle, just getting back to...

Been away on a work cycle, just getting back to project. I had spoken with Vans a couple of months ago re using the original fuselage bulkhead and they suggested the it would be better to use a new...
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By Tsabean
Wing replacement

Rebuilding an RV4 and have a new set of wings and matching F404 bulkhead. I need to remove the original F404 bulkhead from the fuselage and replace it with the new one. Any advice on how to remove...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 703
Posted By Tsabean
O/H manual Woodward Gov.

Anybody have a digital copy of a Woodward prop governor manual?
I've searched on line but have been unsuccessful.
Thanks, Tom
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,025
Posted By Tsabean
Governor bracket interference

http://http://i68.tinypic.com/fw61cl.jpg
I have a Woodward governor on an O-320 that I am trying to mount on an RV4.
The governor fits nicely in the firewall cutout but the Vans attachment bracket...
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