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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-07-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,458
Posted By emsvitil
Pfizer (3 weeks between shots) and Moderna (4...

Pfizer (3 weeks between shots) and Moderna (4 weeks between shots) require 2 shots to be vaccinated.

Only Johnson and Johnson is 1 shot.
Forum: Safety 05-06-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,840
Posted By emsvitil
Halon is a gas. So no matter what position the...

Halon is a gas.

So no matter what position the bottle is in, it will be touching the o-ring.


So I don't see how the position of the bottle matters.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-04-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By emsvitil
More Throttle........... :D

More Throttle...........

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,485
Posted By emsvitil
https://www.tinmantech.com/articles/repairing-alum...

https://www.tinmantech.com/articles/repairing-aluminum-straightening-damaged-parts/part-2.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,485
Posted By emsvitil
The ball bearing and magnet trick may get...

The ball bearing and magnet trick may get anything remaining smooth.

example:

https://www.instructables.com/Magnetic-Ball-Bearing-Internal-Curved-Surface-Dent/
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By emsvitil
I remember when a 1200 BAUD modem was...

I remember when a 1200 BAUD modem was fast...........

Older than that?
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By emsvitil
I've never had anybody come online when I've...

I've never had anybody come online when I've knocked my phone off-line.

(Still have a landline)


I've had a recording, then the line goes dead eventually (no dial tone).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,485
Posted By emsvitil
Don't forget to put one of these on the...

Don't forget to put one of these on the cowling:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a9/98/83/a998833c0ed52a2f5123d21807b02bfd.png
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By emsvitil
You could be a smartass and make one like...

You could be a smartass and make one like this:

Max Passenger load =

2100 - (aircraft weight) - (fuel weight) - (baggage weight) - (pilot weight)*

*Subject to being in W&B limitations
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By emsvitil
The 32 gallon / hr rating is probably best case. ...

The 32 gallon / hr rating is probably best case. That's where the pump is directly connected to the tank.

How many feet of line and how many bends / fittings are between the pump and the tank? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,217
Posted By emsvitil
A modern combustion chamber with squish built in...

A modern combustion chamber with squish built in would probably increase detonation margins. The current open design isn't conductive to getting an squish.

You would probably need a matching...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By emsvitil
If bendable tab and wedge are about the same...

If bendable tab and wedge are about the same size.

I'd say

3. bendable tab
4. wedge

My reason being that air can follow the tab, but you'd get more drag from the tail end of the wedge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,217
Posted By emsvitil
I believe fixed ignition timing is what errodes...

I believe fixed ignition timing is what errodes away the detontation margins the most.

Having an electronic ignition with timing programed for current operating conditions would lower the octane...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-21-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,647
Posted By emsvitil
The RV16 will be a twin RV8 like the twin...

The RV16 will be a twin RV8 like the twin Mustang


:D
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By emsvitil
Can you get a 72.5 or 73 ?

Can you get a 72.5 or 73 ?
Forum: Tools 04-20-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By emsvitil
I vote for the bearings....

I vote for the bearings....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By emsvitil
XFOIL, AVL, XFLR5 for dummies.

I want to play with seeing (at least theoretically) the following:

Drooping ailerons (slow speed)

Flap settings for takeoff (with and without drooping ailerons)

Reflex flaps with and without...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,385
Posted By emsvitil
Can it be ground out and down, Built back up...

Can it be ground out and down,

Built back up with some welding.

Then machined to correct spec?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,080
Posted By emsvitil
Are there any automotive or other (tractor, boat,...

Are there any automotive or other (tractor, boat, motorcycle....) oil filters that can be used?
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By emsvitil
What's the biggest tire you can stuff into the...

What's the biggest tire you can stuff into the RV10 wheelpants?
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By emsvitil
This would happen with high or low wing.... How...

This would happen with high or low wing....

How do props handle weed-whacking?

Aluminum vs carbon fiber?
Forum: California 04-03-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By emsvitil
Haven't ate their for a long time, but it's fun...

Haven't ate their for a long time, but it's fun landing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,379
Posted By emsvitil
Does it have anti-copying features in it or...

Does it have anti-copying features in it or something?

What's to prevent you from making a high-quality scan on you computer and printing on appropriate paper?
Forum: RV-3 04-01-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By emsvitil
Would any of these fit somewhere...

Would any of these fit somewhere inside?


https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/smokesystem05-11537.php?clickkey=564245

They look like the smoke oil the tanks from the kits without the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By emsvitil
Short discussion...

Short discussion here:

https://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum/showthread.php?7857-Fuel-for-the-0-290D2
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By emsvitil
I can think of 2 possibilities. 1 It has/had a...

I can think of 2 possibilities.

1 It has/had a higher compression ratio, so needs less advance for 100LL
2 It was for 80 octane fuel and thus the lower advance
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By emsvitil
Are you trying to pull the wire out after...

Are you trying to pull the wire out after inserting the extractor, or push it in once you've inserted the extractor?


I've always found they come out easier if you push them in first (use a paper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,409
Posted By emsvitil
Giveaways should also come with some cash, so you...

Giveaways should also come with some cash, so you can use the cash to pay the taxes..............
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-27-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,281
Posted By emsvitil
Is the X in XV for eXtreme ?

Is the X in XV for eXtreme ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,409
Posted By emsvitil
I don't think he can get taxed until ownership is...

I don't think he can get taxed until ownership is officially transfered.

Maybe they're trying to come up with a way to minimize taxes...............
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,281
Posted By emsvitil
Rather than say the RV-6 is outdated, say it's...

Rather than say the RV-6 is outdated, say it's been superceded by the 7


:D
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,281
Posted By emsvitil
The Bearhawk 5 is a bit wider the the 4-place...

The Bearhawk 5 is a bit wider the the 4-place Bearhawk.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,281
Posted By emsvitil
Sounds like the new Bearhawk 5..............

Sounds like the new Bearhawk 5..............
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,619
Posted By emsvitil
What's F1?

What's F1?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,472
Posted By emsvitil
It's only kosher for landings at Gimli.

It's only kosher for landings at Gimli.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,226
Posted By emsvitil
You're correct about the switch noise. But a...

You're correct about the switch noise.

But a dropping resistor doesn't cut it high power leds. Voltage has a too much a range to figure out the correct resistor.

You need a current regulator...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,665
Posted By emsvitil
I don't see the original pictures (or any...

I don't see the original pictures (or any indication that there is a picture) with the chrome or the new edge browser. They show up in firefox.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,665
Posted By emsvitil
What photos below? :confused:

What photos below?

:confused:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,990
Posted By emsvitil
Like this.... :cool: Is the whole structure...

Like this.... :cool:

Is the whole structure fiberglass, or do you have an underlying metal ring?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By emsvitil
Try cranking with the ignitions off before...

Try cranking with the ignitions off before priming.


Then try to start normally.


My thought is something is sticking inside the ignitions on the first attempt.

Cranking first might unstick...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,619
Posted By emsvitil
So I guess the 4-row is out of the...

So I guess the 4-row is out of the question...........


On a 2-row, are the master connecting rods on opposite sides?

What about the masters on a 4-row?
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,619
Posted By emsvitil
When are they going to have a Verner 18S? :D

When are they going to have a Verner 18S?


:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-15-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,694
Posted By emsvitil
Interesting wing tips... :cool:

Interesting wing tips...

:cool:
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,619
Posted By emsvitil
Is the 158 HP @ 2400 a continuous rating? Can...

Is the 158 HP @ 2400 a continuous rating?

Can you go to a higher rpm for more HP? Maybe a 5 minute rating......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By emsvitil
Separate wing and aileron wingtips....

Other than not having to worry about wingtip to aileron alignment, what advantages (and disadvantages) would there be to have the wingtip split into two parts?

A wingtip on the wing, then a mini...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By emsvitil
Take them off and bring them with you. You can...

Take them off and bring them with you.

You can then decide to put them back on or leave them off after knowing the true condition of the strip
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By emsvitil
Or split the difference at 9 to 1 ;)

Or split the difference at 9 to 1


;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By emsvitil
Maybe it's like the air force X is...

Maybe it's like the air force

X is experimental
Y is prototype
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
Posted By emsvitil
Forgot this: :p

Forgot this:

:p
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
Posted By emsvitil
I thought K&N filters were...

I thought K&N filters were free-flow........

Shouldn't a blast just flow right thru it ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By emsvitil
Flaperon Linkage

This is a curiosity question.

I'm trying to visualize how the flaperon mixer / linkage works.


So I'm looking for a visual diagram of the system.



thanks
Forum: Propellers 03-02-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,349
Posted By emsvitil
Correct me if I'm wrong. The 2 blade up sticks...

Correct me if I'm wrong.

The 2 blade up sticks out from the spinner, and the 3 blade hubs stay inside.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
Posted By emsvitil
Usually (probably based on the state) you can...

Usually (probably based on the state) you can prorate the property tax based on percentage of time based in the state.
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,342
Posted By emsvitil
That wasn't very long. :(

That wasn't very long.

:(
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,349
Posted By emsvitil
Wait, I thought ALL angle-valve engines were...

Wait, I thought ALL angle-valve engines were counter-weighted...


:confused:
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By emsvitil
Do you install the 14A step or a shorter step?

Do you install the 14A step or a shorter step?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,956
Posted By emsvitil
County of your residence or the plane's...

County of your residence or the plane's residence?

In CA, it's were the plane resides. Don't know about other states
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-20-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By emsvitil
As anybody ever used the Mazda rotary engine...

As anybody ever used the Mazda rotary engine plugs?

BR8EQ

More like a plane plug.


https://frsport.com/images/detailed_images/459061_BR8EQ14@2x.jpg
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By emsvitil
Can you rotate the FM200 90 or 180 degrees and...

Can you rotate the FM200 90 or 180 degrees and have the starter fit above it?

(I'm thinking the starter hits the top of the FM200)


My other thought is a wedge adapter between the FM200 and the...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2021, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By emsvitil
Have a picture of the interference?

Have a picture of the interference?
Forum: Tools 02-16-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By emsvitil
Some light...

Some light reading:

https://www.parker.com/Literature/Hiross%20Zander%20Division/PDF%20Files/Brochures/WPCDOAAC-00-EN.pdf


:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By emsvitil
Taildragger towing from the front

What's the advantage of towing a taildragger from the front?

Tow from the rear up to a certain size?

Like this:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6725444893_f7b1f1ff85_z.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,696
Posted By emsvitil
I thought you could substitute blinker fluid for...

I thought you could substitute blinker fluid for ILS fluid.

:cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By emsvitil
I'm going to get one of...

I'm going to get one of these:

https://www.technoversions.com/MeterMatch.html

https://www.technoversions.com/documents/MeterMatchInstructionManualRevF.pdf

when I replace the fuel tank and sender...
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