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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By BlndRvtr
As requested, PM sent. George

As requested, PM sent.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By BlndRvtr
I've used them for a few years. Good price, EAB...

I've used them for a few years. Good price, EAB friendly.

Fortunately no claims service to report.

George
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By BlndRvtr
E-Z Out, such an ironic name in this...

E-Z Out, such an ironic name in this case:mad:

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-22-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By BlndRvtr
I'm dealing with the venerable Lycosaurous...

I'm dealing with the venerable Lycosaurous IO-320. However the cowling design makes access to the flywheel and starter or case split a most unpleasant task. So I'm looking for a shortcut.

Thanks for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By BlndRvtr
Mag timing app?

Is there an app that replaces the old Flower-pot or Time-Rite means of determining crankshaft angular position for installing mags at the correct position?

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,225
Posted By BlndRvtr
I had a similar problem with an IO-320/Bendix...

I had a similar problem with an IO-320/Bendix system. Replacing the engine driven fuel pump solved it. The old pump that came out looked fine but the problem disappeared with the new pump.

George
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By BlndRvtr
That data tag has been mis-stamped. It is a...

That data tag has been mis-stamped. It is a S4LN-xxx. No such thing as a B4LN or 84LN Bendix mag model number.

Columbia will figure it out however. I'd make sure they correct the data tag for proper...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,377
Posted By BlndRvtr
Starting on an e-mag alone

To those that start only via an electronic mag, is that working well for you? Any conditions where you wish you had a traditional impulse coupling?

George
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By BlndRvtr
Tungsten is the ONLY way to go. George

Tungsten is the ONLY way to go.

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-07-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 51,737
Posted By BlndRvtr
What is the high time SIM out in the...

What is the high time SIM out in the field?

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,890
Posted By BlndRvtr
Is a stuck/sticky valve a likely...

Is a stuck/sticky valve a likely possibility?

George
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,939
Posted By BlndRvtr
Very nice indeed. What thickness did you use?...

Very nice indeed. What thickness did you use? Once etched/engraved does it need a clearcoat process to maintain it's appearance?

George
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By BlndRvtr
I didn't think a non-waas 430 could fly a hold...

I didn't think a non-waas 430 could fly a hold entry.

George
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,699
Posted By BlndRvtr
Will Quick Page Navigation be available on the...

Will Quick Page Navigation be available on the GPS 175?

George
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By BlndRvtr
The electric pump is generally on as a backup in...

The electric pump is generally on as a backup in case of a mechanical pump failure at say, 500' AGL. Keeps the heart rate down.

George
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,668
Posted By BlndRvtr
OK, I'll bite. How do you do it? George

OK, I'll bite. How do you do it?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-20-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 51,737
Posted By BlndRvtr
FYI Scott, last time I talked to SureFly they no...

FYI Scott, last time I talked to SureFly they no longer recommend capping the MP port when running fixed timing, just to leave it open.

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,191
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks for the link, that video was quite...

Thanks for the link, that video was quite informative.

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,191
Posted By BlndRvtr
What are double-crimp connectors vs. single-crimp...

What are double-crimp connectors vs. single-crimp style?

George
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,032
Posted By BlndRvtr
If you go to re-tighten after only 50 hours do...

If you go to re-tighten after only 50 hours do you use the "new or "used" belt torques?

George
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,032
Posted By BlndRvtr
On a related note, what is a safe and effective...

On a related note, what is a safe and effective way to apply tension to a pulley driven alternator belt on a 3xx Lycoming? Is there a specific tool for that?

Also, is there an reason to choose a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By BlndRvtr
Regrading mechanical fuel injection systems, a...

Regrading mechanical fuel injection systems, a constant flow system is the style found on Continental FI systems, correct?

The other common system is a mass-airflow system, commonly known as the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,186
Posted By BlndRvtr
This is similar to a question I have, that being,...

This is similar to a question I have, that being, is an ANL Fuse/Current Limiter an acceptable alternative to a conventional high current CB?

George
Forum: Reviews 12-23-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,792
Posted By BlndRvtr
As usual, you guys sure come thru on requests....

As usual, you guys sure come thru on requests.

Thanks for all the PIREPS, looks like B&C is the safe way to go.

May Santa leave you all just what you want under the hangar Christmas tree.

George
Forum: Reviews 12-18-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,792
Posted By BlndRvtr
B&C Alternator PIREP

Iím considering getting a belt driven B&C 60A LX 60 alternator. Iím looking for user reports on reliability and installation experience. This would be connected to their LRD3 voltage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By BlndRvtr
I too have a KMA26 Audio Panel. Before you send...

I too have a KMA26 Audio Panel. Before you send it off could a get copy of that manual please? Hard copy or a scanned PDF would be fine.

Thanks,

George
Forum: Safety 12-15-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,714
Posted By BlndRvtr
Isn't the easiest thing to do is avoid a...

Isn't the easiest thing to do is avoid a nosewheel model?

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By BlndRvtr
Very nice panel. George

Very nice panel.

George
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-12-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,771
Posted By BlndRvtr
https://vashonaircraft.com/ranger-r7-specs.php Pr...

https://vashonaircraft.com/ranger-r7-specs.php

Pretty close, but nothing compares to a real PA-18 Super Cub.

George
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By BlndRvtr
I've had similar issues with a fairly new G5 (180...

I've had similar issues with a fairly new G5 (180 days old w/<50 hrs operation). If the back-up battery is faulty, it will prevent the G5 from operating at all. If the BU battery is removed, it works...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,585
Posted By BlndRvtr
Are the Honeywell switches constructed...

Are the Honeywell switches constructed differently so as to be more durable?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-04-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By BlndRvtr
That's a great idea, but I don't have any Slick...

That's a great idea, but I don't have any Slick harnesses to refer to. This my first venture outside the Bendix mag family.

George
Forum: GPS 11-03-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By BlndRvtr
Did you compare it's time and fuel stats to a...

Did you compare it's time and fuel stats to a basic GCR plan to see how much the wind-factor plan saved?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-03-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thank you, just the info I was looking for. I'm...

Thank you, just the info I was looking for.
I'm building a whole new Slick harness from scratch with screw-in leads, so I wanted to confirm which distributor block terminal is for #1 cyl.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,821
Posted By BlndRvtr
RV8s?

I noticed in the article that RV-8s were not listed as a model trained. Just an oversight or are RV8s excluded from receiving training?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By BlndRvtr
When joining the electronic ignition bandwagon,...

When joining the electronic ignition bandwagon, what do you all think of running all the bottom plugs off the electronic "non-mag" and all the top plugs off the tractor mag?

My thought is that the...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,125
Posted By BlndRvtr
If the airplane is built per the plans, hasn't...

If the airplane is built per the plans, hasn't Vans already established these numbers from flight testing and published them?

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-25-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By BlndRvtr
SureFly Operation

If I want to check out my Slick-style ignition harness with my SureFly SIM, can I simply set the electrically powered SureFly to the #1 firing position and expect to see the sparkplug fire, assuming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By BlndRvtr
How do you find a DAR for AW cert. changes? A...

How do you find a DAR for AW cert. changes? A search at the FAA website yields no results. Surely there is a DAR in the Omaha, NE area, yet the FAA site say none.

George
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,957
Posted By BlndRvtr
As others have mentioned, replacing the PP with a...

As others have mentioned, replacing the PP with a B and C will be a very good move.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,351
Posted By BlndRvtr
Mac Friendly Panel Software

Does anyone know of a panel designing program that works well with an Apple Mac? Does SolidWorks run ok on a Mac in emulation (ie.Bootcamp or Parallels)?

Related question: does the SolidWorks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
Posted By BlndRvtr
Indeed. During the landing flare you don't want...

Indeed.
During the landing flare you don't want to be looking over the nose, it inhibits your depth perception. You should be looking 15-30 degrees or so off the nose to get the proper depth...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,031
Posted By BlndRvtr
How much of performance hit is caused by leaving...

How much of performance hit is caused by leaving the tie down rings installed?
Any empirical data?

George
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,747
Posted By BlndRvtr
Stein is indeed a class act, in so many...

Stein is indeed a class act, in so many ways.

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-13-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 24,002
Posted By BlndRvtr
Luke, I'd like more info on the TWC back-up...

Luke, I'd like more info on the TWC back-up battery in this application.
PM sent.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,377
Posted By BlndRvtr
Can the flaps not be stepped on without...

Can the flaps not be stepped on without damage?

George
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,802
Posted By BlndRvtr
Where was all that water? George

Where was all that water?

George
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,567
Posted By BlndRvtr
Do we really have enough experience with Teflon...

Do we really have enough experience with Teflon hoses to know they are lifetime hoses?

Always trying to learn.

George
Forum: Safety 08-02-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By BlndRvtr
As EAB, does a TSO apply in the US? George

As EAB, does a TSO apply in the US?

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,838
Posted By BlndRvtr
WILCO. It might be awhile while I work out the...

WILCO. It might be awhile while I work out the proper calibration.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,838
Posted By BlndRvtr
Wouldn't a yaw string work on a wing, outside the...

Wouldn't a yaw string work on a wing, outside the prop slipsteam? Just place a reference mark for coordinated flight.

George
Forum: Tools 07-26-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,699
Posted By BlndRvtr
Excellent suggestion Matt, thanks! However,...

Excellent suggestion Matt, thanks!

However, getting one from a defrocked church might be problematic. I think I'll skip that particular suggestion.

George
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,756
Posted By BlndRvtr
Could it be a harmonic set up by the new NG leg,...

Could it be a harmonic set up by the new NG leg, fork and wheel assembly? More specifically, is it related to nose wheel tire rotation. As the tire stops spinning, the harmonic subsides? A camera...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,967
Posted By BlndRvtr
A thin piece of tape, like electrical tape, or...

A thin piece of tape, like electrical tape, or small piece of zip-loc bag on the tool helps avoid the scratch potential

George
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,256
Posted By BlndRvtr
The described Lyc. hot start methods here have...

The described Lyc. hot start methods here have been successful for me over the past 40 years. I suggest one deviation however; I retard the throttle before advancing the mixture to avoid a roaring...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By BlndRvtr
What is the best tool for installation of these...

What is the best tool for installation of these clamps?

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-17-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By BlndRvtr
I'm about to install a B&C 410H alternator as my...

I'm about to install a B&C 410H alternator as my back-up. I'll be using the SB1B-14 external voltage regulator. The installation manual offers a choice of using a 40A CB or a current limiter for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,335
Posted By BlndRvtr
I'd appreciate the schematic. PM sent for...

I'd appreciate the schematic. PM sent for address.

George
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By BlndRvtr
Talking So does that mean it should really have a...

So does that mean it should really have a "condition for safe operation" certificate?

George
Forum: Safety 06-26-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,258
Posted By BlndRvtr
Looks pretty good. I'm emphatic with my students...

Looks pretty good.

I'm emphatic with my students that as a single pilot, there is to be NO MULTI-TASKING while the airplane is in motion on the ground, ie. taxiing. So, I'd remove the TAXI line...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-22-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,335
Posted By BlndRvtr
Thanks, that's even better than how I was...

Thanks, that's even better than how I was planning on my system being. I like the "hot mag" lock-out.
I assume the mags are grounded (safe) regardless of mag switch position in your system?

George
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-22-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,335
Posted By BlndRvtr
Is this type of key switch appropriate for use in...

Is this type of key switch appropriate for use in preventing starter activation? I imagine putting it in between the Master Switch and Starter Push-Button.

George
Forum: Virtual Hangar 06-21-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 21,751
Posted By BlndRvtr
Mel, just so I understand, I can paint "NX...."...

Mel, just so I understand, I can paint "NX...." on my aircraft and not have an Experimental placard on the aircrafts exterior? Would I have to submit any FAA paperwork in conjunction with painting on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,694
Posted By BlndRvtr
FWIW, at non-towered fields, I will allow...

FWIW, at non-towered fields, I will allow aircraft exiting a runway to continue onto the parallel taxiway ahead of me so that the runway exit (stub taxiway) is not blocked for the next arrival.

Not...
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