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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,236
Posted By pjc
Talking Real home builders carve their own trophies out...

Real home builders carve their own trophies out of 2024 billet in their garages with milling machines they built themselves ...;):D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By pjc
I like it. You get a lot of functionality...

I like it. You get a lot of functionality without a Big investment and without recurring subscription costs. I would add an EIS and call *this* your plan. In everyoneís *long* term, everything...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-16-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By pjc
I donít have an Usher Gascolator on my RV, so I...

I donít have an Usher Gascolator on my RV, so I donít know the proper O-ring size. It looks like Vans sells them however... try here:

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bi...duct=gas1parts

That same...
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By pjc
*This* I find my MasterCard a universal tool...

*This*

I find my MasterCard a universal tool for maintaining my RV (often by acquiring more small toys to work on the big toy with). Remember, accumulating tools is a lifelong journey, not a task...
Forum: The RV Grin 04-08-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By pjc
Muito legal! Peter

Muito legal!

Peter
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,192
Posted By pjc
My advice, having also inherited a ďdatedĒ RV is...

My advice, having also inherited a ďdatedĒ RV is to get it airworthy and fly it!

While I understand the motivation to honor your father with beautiful upgrades, and finishing his masterpiece, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By pjc
Excellent, thank you! I have older (circa...

Excellent, thank you!

I have older (circa 2009) op lims that prohibit aerobatics and am considering re-doing some testing to have certain maneuvers allowed, but I understand I’ll likely get the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By pjc
Is a (generic/boilerplate/template) for the EAB...

Is a (generic/boilerplate/template) for the EAB op lims currently issued available somewhere?

Peter
Forum: Reviews 04-01-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By pjc
Bruce is a great learning experience.

Just KEEP IT STRAIGHT and listen much more than you speak and you will learn a lot! 10/10.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By pjc
The small one is size 011. (Same size as used in...

The small one is size 011. (Same size as used in the fuel drains typically).

Also available at oringsandmore.com (in BUNA or Viton).

Peter
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-27-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By pjc
They are Std oring size 326 I bought Viton...

They are Std oring size 326

I bought Viton replacements here:
https://www.oringsandmore.com/viton-fkm-black-o-rings/

If your particular about MS or AN specs, you can pay a little more and get...
Forum: ADS-B 03-23-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,575
Posted By pjc
https://flightaware.com/commercial/

https://flightaware.com/commercial/
Forum: ADS-B 03-22-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,575
Posted By pjc
They sell your data (who, what, where you...

They sell your data (who, what, where you are).

In my opinion the entire issue here is that the FAA makes the a/c registry publicly available (unlike state DMVs who do not share auto registration...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,679
Posted By pjc
I used an 1/8” NPT to Male AN-4 fitting in...

I used an 1/8” NPT to Male AN-4 fitting in cylinder 3, an AN-4 braided hose to a bulkhead fitting (AN-4 to 1/8” NPT) thru the firewall, then an 1/8” NPT to barb fitting and silicone vacuum tubing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By pjc
Fortune

Itís a lucky man who has a wife with good tools. :)

Peter
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By pjc
I did a quick internet search, did not find them...

I did a quick internet search, did not find them elsewhere cheaper. Felt good to support the mothership, theyíre not gouging us on these

Peter
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,088
Posted By pjc
Smile I have the Vessel one at the Amazon link above...

I have the Vessel one at the Amazon link above and have been quite pleased with it. :)

Peter
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,222
Posted By pjc
Caution: Rookie seeking to learn asking a...

Caution: Rookie seeking to learn asking a (dumb?) question ...

Dan (or others),
With reference to Dan’s drawing attached, is there benefit (or risk) in taking the B lead through an ANL directly to...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,198
Posted By pjc
Smile Sorry Iím no help with your structure questions,...

Sorry Iím no help with your structure questions, but I do recommend you hang the Vari Eze ó your going to want quick access to the 14 when you get it flying. :D:D
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By pjc
Follow up

New parts went in just as expected. I bent the new float rod to the drawing provided by Vanís. All sealed up and back in. Giving the flamemaster a couple days more to cure before testing with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By pjc
If yours is the old style Cablecraft one from the...

If yours is the old style Cablecraft one from the early kits, (like mine), then the following photos may help. Here’s how I did it. Unscrew the cable end and remove the panel mounted portion...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By pjc
I have had better (though not always ideal)...

I have had better (though not always ideal) results from step drills with spiral flutes vs those with straight flutes. That said, setting up good optical guides so you can control the bit is a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,390
Posted By pjc
Vac, Once again, excellent references. ...

Vac,
Once again, excellent references.
Thanks,
Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,390
Posted By pjc
No need to be quite so dogmatic. Whatís...

No need to be quite so dogmatic. Whatís important is to know your aircraft and your capabilities.

There are certainly aircraft for which 1000í is not enough altitude to return to the runway ... and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-14-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By pjc
Excellent, thanks.

Excellent, thanks.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-13-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By pjc
Hereís the obverse view if it helps ....

Hereís the obverse view if it helps ....
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-13-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By pjc
Old vs New Vans resistive fuel,level sender

I have an early slow build RV-6 with the “old” style SW level sensors (see pic).

The one from my left tank is no longer functioning properly and will have to be be replaced. Can I assume the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,164
Posted By pjc
I have a #2 of this sort. Lucky me. She has no...

I have a #2 of this sort. Lucky me.

She has no interest in flying (gets motion sick easily) or building, but is happy for me ďto do my thing.Ē Sheís capable of entertaining herself also, and we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By pjc
Just replace the cork gasket if itís only the plate leaking

Well, if your looking for options, I have had success removing the plate and replacing the cork gasket. No need to remove the tanks to accomplish this. I like the suggestion of using socket head...
Forum: RV-4 11-22-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By pjc
Some have reported success using a K&N E-3322...

Some have reported success using a K&N E-3322 filter and a new aluminum top plate. The E-3322 is slightly larger in circumference vs stock and can be made to clear the accel pump without having to...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 34,637
Posted By pjc
I have observed similar fuel pressure loss with...

I have observed similar fuel pressure loss with mo-gas (in a dissimilar fuel system - carbureted RV-6). I believe my situation is caused by cavitation (vapor) on the suction side of the pump. Given...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By pjc
Thanks for confirming the typical behavior of the...

Thanks for confirming the typical behavior of the Facet pump and the additional comments. My Facet pump has operated consistently this way but I was unable to find any confirming documentation.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By pjc
Facet fuel pump operation (O-320)

I have been testing my RV-6 with auto-gas recently and have observed some low fuel pressure events (possibly vapor lock/pump prime failures) that have never occurred with 100LL. Its a 90’s era SB...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,190
Posted By pjc
218 is the size. Viton, in two different...

218 is the size. Viton, in two different durometer/temp specs, available in expensively from oringsandmore.

I believe these are the ones I have in my RV-6 with Cleveland...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-09-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By pjc
There is an active EAA chapter (282) at KCLW

Welcome to the forum and the community of builders.

In addition to several Vanís aircraft at both Clearwater and Zephyrhills, there are a couple of local EAA chapters with experienced builders.

EAA...
Forum: Safety 11-02-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,124
Posted By pjc
More data is always better. :) The most...

More data is always better. :)

The most significant observation I can make from the 5G and 1G stall data is a pronounced positive AOA transient of several degrees just at the point of stall (flow...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,124
Posted By pjc
Interesting ...

Vac,
I greatly appreciate the fine work you guys are doing. With only constructive intent, a little devils advocate (speculation):

Why are you convinced the ďground truthĒ is closer to the V2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By pjc
Update

Cleaning and regapping the plugs has helped. Ground and airborne mag checks are equal and around 100 rpm.

I did get a stumble on initial acceleration on takeoff, bit perhaps I pushed a little...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By pjc
Your and Rich’s observations on the gaps are...

Your and Rich’s observations on the gaps are valid. All were worn to well over 0.018 (typically 0.025-0.028) and were corrected back to 0.018 after cleaning. I have not historically rotated plugs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By pjc
Ash (?) deposits on spark plugs using auto gas?

Seeking knowledge ...

I have an RV-6 with a 150hp (7:1 compression) O-320 E2D. Dual slick mags, L is 120 since new, R is 160 since overhaul. Champion REM40E plugs. Absolutely stock in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By pjc
Iím not too fussy about how shiny they appear,...

Iím not too fussy about how shiny they appear, but I have used these sources for stainless machine...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-15-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,218
Posted By pjc
I am neither IFR equipped or competent (never...

I am neither IFR equipped or competent (never mind rated). I am however squeaky cheap, so I have some standing in this conversation 😀.

With that preamble, I vote the post below among the top 10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,207
Posted By pjc
My best 3 pointers (RV6) are with the nose right...

My best 3 pointers (RV6) are with the nose right at taxi attitude (higher will hit the tailwheel first unless you are pitching down as the mains contact, lower and youíll be faster than necessary). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,111
Posted By pjc
Jessica, Plenty of motivated experimenters here...

Jessica,
Plenty of motivated experimenters here to help, but likely few of us understand your unique capability. Would be great to understand these things better:


The idea below is close to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,651
Posted By pjc
Yeah, youíre gonna fit right in here!

Yeah, youíre gonna fit right in here!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By pjc
Transition in an 8

Not the exact combination you asked for, but you could do your TT in the front seat of an RV-8 with Bruce Bohannon in Angleton, TX. He can provide a TW checkout in a Cub if you need that first. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-10-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 79,393
Posted By pjc
Add a flow restrictor

In addition to securing both ends, it might be a good idea to put a flow restrictor in that MAP sense line. That way if it falls off again it will present a smaller vacuum leak.

Peter
Forum: Fiberglass 08-08-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,859
Posted By pjc
Iím with Dan. Put a bump on the cowl to clear...

Iím with Dan. Put a bump on the cowl to clear the linkage and fab an new FAB.

Should work fine.

Peter
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,624
Posted By pjc
Max rpm (throttle fixed at idle) is a reasonable...

Max rpm (throttle fixed at idle) is a reasonable proxy for best power if you donít have a MAP indication (but may be tough to discern if you have an unsteady idle).



I have always pulled relatively...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,429
Posted By pjc
Mission undefined ...

... defer decisions that are expensive to reverse until more is known/quantified.

1). You say you want to travel by GA but have no experience doing it.
2). You say you want to fly with your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,624
Posted By pjc
I don’t think there is much more to it than: ...

I don’t think there is much more to it than:
1). Warm up engine
2). Set throttle butterfly to desired idle rpm
3). Adjust idle mixture to minimize MAP
Iterate on 2 and 3 until...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-04-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 21,443
Posted By pjc
Smile It might do even better if you used an “idling”...

It might do even better if you used an “idling” O-390 for ballast :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,688
Posted By pjc
Steve, Agreed on the Interference, wetted, and...

Steve,
Agreed on the Interference, wetted, and form drag comments, but the WAT pants will produce far less induced drag as your pocketbook will be $6,000 lighter. What a luxury experimental...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 521,805
Posted By pjc
I’d be very surprised if you get a response...

I’d be very surprised if you get a response “telling you where they believe you infringed.” They’re not interested in helping you develop a non-infringing product. They are interested in stopping...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,965
Posted By pjc
Thanks, I didnít realize that additional info was...

Thanks, I didnít realize that additional info was there. Very helpful.
Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,420
Posted By pjc
Collected a little flight test data ...

... anyone for some time to climb numbers? Hard to have too much data.
Peter
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-26-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,965
Posted By pjc
Intermittent Fuel Level

My left tank gauge (early RV-6 with sensor, gauge, and wiring as in the drawing Scott posted above) is reading intermittently. It provides either a plausibly correct reading or empty. The wiring at...
Forum: Safety 07-26-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,644
Posted By pjc
Bugs and frogs are dangerous

We fished 6-8 (small) frogs out of the fuel tank of our soaring club tow plane (a Pawnee). They found the (quickly dry) warm fuel nozzle a good place to spend the day apparently. Fortunately the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By pjc
Jesse Saint (based at X35) ... a VAF advertiser...

Jesse Saint (based at X35) ... a VAF advertiser (at one time if not currently) ... 352-427-0285.

Peter
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,568
Posted By pjc
FWIW: I have a carbureted O-320 E2D with a wood...

FWIW: I have a carbureted O-320 E2D with a wood prop and slick mags that idles much more smoothly (and happily at 750 rpm when warmed up) than your video.

If you are getting ~50 rpm rise on shutdown...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,362
Posted By pjc
I am happily using the Brown Viton FKM rings...

I am happily using the Brown Viton FKM rings rated -20 to 400F (in FLorida). No issues whatsoever.

I bought them at https://www.oringsandmore.com/viton-fkm-brown-orings
As I recall they had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By pjc
Why not get a new short piece of Tygon (PVC)...

Why not get a new short piece of Tygon (PVC) tubing to replace the stiffened one you have and just slip it back over the pop rivet you have in place (as per the plans). Maybe a little RTV if you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By pjc
Welcome

This is not an unusual ask. Likely several volunteers closer by will be along to offer help.

Historical experience suggests most spouses prefer sxs seating ... especially so if they are not pilots...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,664
Posted By pjc
Would make a far better practice kit than a light...

Would make a far better practice kit than a light box or a toolbox IMHO.
Bonus points for also getting family engaged ...
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