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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,135
Posted By georgedouglas
Guys, in my opinion this crank is not even...

Guys, in my opinion this crank is not even suitable for an airboat. Why would anyone even think about using a crankshaft this bad in anything that leaves the ground. I know what new crankshafts cost,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-28-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By georgedouglas
I have passed the info to all our RV members in...

I have passed the info to all our RV members in our EAA chapter in the Knoxville area.
george
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-27-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By georgedouglas
I will also plan to make it. I use to live in...

I will also plan to make it. I use to live in that area years ago (Collierville) when I worked for Delta at KMEM.
george
Forum: Southeast 03-15-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By georgedouglas
Mark, contact me when you get a chance and I will...

Mark, contact me when you get a chance and I will try and help. I am the president of our Knoxville EAA chapter and have a lot of contacts in the area. I see one of our members have already PM'd you....
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By georgedouglas
I just installed the showplanes flap system and...

I just installed the showplanes flap system and am pleased with it so far. I installed it more for a safety measure than flap positioning in the pattern. My previous aircraft had the flap switch that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By georgedouglas
I installed dual Pmags on my 0-320 and followed...

I installed dual Pmags on my 0-320 and followed the instructions using separate sources for the MAP lines. What's this talk about fluctuations? Is this something to be concerned about? If a...
Forum: Propellers 02-08-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By georgedouglas
I did opt for the nickel leading edge at an...

I did opt for the nickel leading edge at an additional cost of $250.00 a blade. Do you operate off grass?
george
Forum: Propellers 02-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By georgedouglas
This is all good, but that is why you establish...

This is all good, but that is why you establish those limits through calculations so you stay within the CG envelope. We all know the CG moves as fuel is burnt and with different loading...
Forum: Propellers 02-07-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By georgedouglas
That's true as long as you stay within the CG...

That's true as long as you stay within the CG limits.
george
Forum: Propellers 02-06-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By georgedouglas
My W&B that we performed today shows I am a...

My W&B that we performed today shows I am a little nose heavy, which may be typical of A models. My CG is in limits, but it is close to the forward CG limit. So, when I change to the Catto prop that...
Forum: Propellers 02-05-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By georgedouglas
I am hosting a weight & Balance workshop on my...

I am hosting a weight & Balance workshop on my RV9A tomorrow morning for our EAA chapter 17 here in Knoxville TN area. I didn't build this aircraft and I have made many changes this last year that a...
Forum: Propellers 02-05-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By georgedouglas
I think the 3 blade looks nicer, more ground...

I think the 3 blade looks nicer, more ground clearance since I operate off grass, less vibration, getting rid of the 2600 RPM restriction of the Sensenich prop, and reduced weight. Also since my...
Forum: Propellers 02-03-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By georgedouglas
What prop did you have on it before changing to...

What prop did you have on it before changing to the Catto?
george
Forum: Propellers 02-03-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By georgedouglas
Catto 3 Blade Prop

I just ordered a 3 blade Catto prop to replace my Sensenich fixed pitch prop that Vans recommends with the 0 320 Lycoming 160 HP on my RV9A. I won't get delivery until June so let me hear if I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,717
Posted By georgedouglas
I also flew into KSME for breakfast. I flew with...

I also flew into KSME for breakfast. I flew with a group of 4 aircraft from the Knoxville area. Took me nearly an hour to get there and a half hour back due to winds. I am actually in one of your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,120
Posted By georgedouglas
A new A&P needs to gain experience before they...

A new A&P needs to gain experience before they have many choices of work and pay. If one wants to stay in GA then they have to accept low pay. Once they have enough experience and obtain their IA...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,420
Posted By georgedouglas
Tim, your studs are not the problem. Oil leaks...

Tim, your studs are not the problem. Oil leaks are very hard to find on aircraft engines unless you examine it while it is running and then you may not find the source due to all the air swirling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By georgedouglas
Before you waste any more of your time chasing a...

Before you waste any more of your time chasing a potential indication problem install a direct reading gage to verify actual pressure. I have worked many oil related problems over the last 50 years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By georgedouglas
Mike does not have a clue what he is talking...

Mike does not have a clue what he is talking about when it comes to synthetic oil and lead deposits. He is quoting his theory based on the problems that Mobil had with their aviation oils back in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,996
Posted By georgedouglas
Are you also keeping tract of the calendar for...

Are you also keeping tract of the calendar for your engine? Your engine may already be past the recommended time of the OEM for overhaul regardless of hours on it.
george
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,996
Posted By georgedouglas
According to the FAA it is up to the owner to...

According to the FAA it is up to the owner to determine and record aircraft time. You could use a stop watch for that matter, but the normal for non commercial use is tach time.
george
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-14-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,986
Posted By georgedouglas
I would never land any aircraft there. I parked...

I would never land any aircraft there. I parked my motorhome there for a couple of days while doing some race car testing and it rusted many things underneath overnight. It doesn't matter how much...
Forum: Southeast 08-12-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,814
Posted By georgedouglas
Gary, I am the President of our Knoxville EAA...

Gary, I am the President of our Knoxville EAA chapter 17 and may be able to find you a welder in our group. Contact me at george@oilhelp.com.
george
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,629
Posted By georgedouglas
I purchased my airstrip in Tennessee (2TN7)...

I purchased my airstrip in Tennessee (2TN7) Wolfcreek back in 2007. It is on the FAA charts as a private restricted airport where permission is needed to land. The previous owner had to deal with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By georgedouglas
I just checked with my local window tint...

I just checked with my local window tint installer and he said that the typical window tinting material used for glass will not work on our canopy's. He mentioned to use the static cling stuff used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By georgedouglas
I plan to take my canopy down to the local car...

I plan to take my canopy down to the local car window tinting shop and have the darkest tint they have applied to the overhead where the Koger shade would normally be. My new to me already flying...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,482
Posted By georgedouglas
I started this thread and was wondering the pros...

I started this thread and was wondering the pros and cons of increasing the compression in my 160 HP 0-320 while I am rebuilding the engine. It most likely is 8.5 compression presently.
george
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,217
Posted By georgedouglas
I flew to a local Saturday morning breakfast last...

I flew to a local Saturday morning breakfast last month and when I came out I noticed the left MLG tire was flat. One of my buddies from our group got under the wing and lifted the tire off the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,482
Posted By georgedouglas
Dreaming of what engine for my RV9A

I am dreaming about what engine would be good for my new to me RV9A flying aircraft that presently has a 0-320 B1A engine installed. I plan to remove this engine and either rebuild it myself or may...
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