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Forum: Canada 06-24-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By Raymo
In the US, you must sign off the first condition...

In the US, you must sign off the first condition inspection prior to the DAR signing your paperwork. The condition inspection requires an ELT test IAW 14 CFR ? 91.207.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,818
Posted By Raymo
I recently replaced a cracked O-320 cylinder on...

I recently replaced a cracked O-320 cylinder on the local flight school Warrior. They opted for an overhauled unit. Not sure of the cost difference.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By Raymo
Torque Table

If you can't find the torque for specific hardware, you can follow the chart in AC 43.13.

https://i.imgur.com/mozp3h3l.jpg
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Raymo
Image post help. Buff it out with the soft buffer...

Image post help. Buff it out with the soft buffer wheel or fine file. Build on.

https://i.imgur.com/bZ7PvB4h.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,313
Posted By Raymo
I'm a problem solver and love this type of...

I'm a problem solver and love this type of puzzle. I have two ideas of what the problem was and suspect Bill R is spot-on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By Raymo
Correct. The 250 is WAAS but not permitted for...

Correct. The 250 is WAAS but not permitted for ADS-B out. Not mentioned above is that an IFR GPS navigator does not have to be WAAS - though support for those older units is waning.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,893
Posted By Raymo
My left tank leaked at the outboard end. I used...

My left tank leaked at the outboard end. I used some spare parts from the build to install an access panel (same as on the inboard end). Drill a hole large enough for an air nibbler to make the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By Raymo
Another data point. My SJ long cowl fit great and...

Another data point. My SJ long cowl fit great and I didn't have to mess with a snorkel that many have said requires a much rework. I also have the plenum, built by Will and it fit quite...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,876
Posted By Raymo
P-Mag is made by E-Magair, an electronic...

P-Mag is made by E-Magair, an electronic ignition. No impulse coupler involved. Most people replace the impulse coupled mag due to its higher likely hood of failure.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By Raymo
I was told and read here that the James cowl is a...

I was told and read here that the James cowl is a little more aerodynamic and may gain as much as 5 knots. When ordering my Catto prop, they tailored the prop for a James cowl, so they know something.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Raymo
I have the Catto 3 blade prop with 20 lb crush...

I have the Catto 3 blade prop with 20 lb crush plate. The crush plate goes on the front of the prop, on top of the aluminum crush plate. You'll need to fit the forward spinner bulkhead in there too....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Raymo
Thanks for the info. I have the same problem on...

Thanks for the info. I have the same problem on my -7A and was wondering how it could be addressed. I was considering the use of seaming plyers to close the gap but can now see that would not do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By Raymo
If it is a slider, the best mod you can do is the...

If it is a slider, the best mod you can do is the Super Track mod by FlyBoy Accessories. Check out their site and Anti-Splat for other possible mods. I would certainly do the AS nose gear wheel mod...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By Raymo
I find it easier to use Google search and specify...

I find it easier to use Google search and specify the site to search.

example:

site: vansairforce.com intake airbox

If you put quotes around the search terms, it will look specifically for that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Raymo
Suggest taping them off with aluminum duct tape...

Suggest taping them off with aluminum duct tape between plug changes to help with cooling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By Raymo
On the contrary. It is extremely helpful in...

On the contrary. It is extremely helpful in knowing the health of an engine and when things are right or not. Sites like Savvy Aviation for free data analysis are fantastic and a great learning tool....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Raymo
I'd guess your #4 is running leaner than the...

I'd guess your #4 is running leaner than the others during initial climb, causing higher EGT. You could try opening carb heat a little to see if it helps improve mixture distribution. As MAP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Raymo
I have a DAR contact, Lewis Blackwell, in...

I have a DAR contact, Lewis Blackwell, in Charleston, SC, if that works. PM for his #.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By Raymo
It would be very helpful to see the rest of the...

It would be very helpful to see the rest of the data (FF, CHT, etc). If CHT is also dropping when EGT drops, it is certainly a FF problem or induction leak.

Can you share a link to the flight data?
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Raymo
Have you tried turning the boost pump on to...

Have you tried turning the boost pump on to increase pressure and reduce vapor lock?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Raymo
Steinair panel switch cheat sheet

This won't cover all the bases but should help with panel planning for many. Compiled during a recent RV-7A panel build. The color column is for the rubber switch cover/boot, also sold by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By Raymo
Congrats on the new (future) ride, Jay!

Congrats on the new (future) ride, Jay!
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Raymo
You can always bond them with Proseal + rivets to...

You can always bond them with Proseal + rivets to avoid the issue but probably not necessary.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By Raymo
I wonder if you are referring to the builder...

I wonder if you are referring to the builder dimpling the skin, then lightly countersinking for a better rivet fit? IMO, not needed. What might be needed are better dimple dies.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By Raymo
Only countersink if the skin is at least .032...

Only countersink if the skin is at least .032 thick. Thinner sheets must be dimpled, else the countersink will open the hole before achieving the necessary depth for the rivet head. Rivet size also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,668
Posted By Raymo
Quite possible. A bad/loose ground is no...

Quite possible. A bad/loose ground is no different than a bad/loose power wire. The circuit must be complete.

A customer of mine had dual LS Plasma II installed on his -7 when he bought it. After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,549
Posted By Raymo
But still requires drilling up to #40.

But still requires drilling up to #40.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Raymo
Electric trim is great for having auto-trim by...

Electric trim is great for having auto-trim by the auto-pilot. It also weights less than that super long vernier cable. I've had no issues in the past 3+ years but also did not install the Ray Allen...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By Raymo
No shroud on my -7A in SE Georgia. I occasionally...

No shroud on my -7A in SE Georgia. I occasionally get a low pressure warning during cruise, which the boost pump on, for a few seconds, corrects.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Raymo
My 7 row is behind the #4 cylinder and I have to...

My 7 row is behind the #4 cylinder and I have to cover about 1/4 during the summer to keep temps up above 180. I don't recall the brand but it came with the engine from a Piper Archer.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By Raymo
I can see over the nose during landing in my 7A...

I can see over the nose during landing in my 7A but not directly in front of me, which is not where one should be looking, anyway. I believe we are all taught to look down the runway, when landing.
Forum: COMM 05-10-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Raymo
Have you tried adjusting the squelch?

Have you tried adjusting the squelch?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,399
Posted By Raymo
Mouser has them. ...

Mouser has them. (https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Sensata-Technologies/P255-150G-E4A?qs=%2Fha2pyFadui6CBCBgQBhQE6Pd5VLXQb07LKoTvObial3kgiYr5kYuw%3D%3D)

EDIT: Correction. They are not yet in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By Raymo
Probably not possible to derive anything from the...

Probably not possible to derive anything from the numbers unless you know the GAMI spread. I suggest you upload your data to the Savvy website for review. Probe placement may also be involved with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Raymo
Just installed a step for a friend with a -7. No...

Just installed a step for a friend with a -7. No special tool needed for the aluminum rivets in the floor and no need to drive the pin out. Just drill the head off and go to the next one.

Also no...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Raymo
I'd be surprised if the jumper were already...

I'd be surprised if the jumper were already there. Easy enough to pull the connector and look for pins in those sockets, as well as checking for continuity between the pins.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Raymo
The GDL "Not Found" and "Not Connected" are...

The GDL "Not Found" and "Not Connected" are likely related. Check the serial connection configuration.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-06-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By Raymo
I installed a complete SDS system, including EFI,...

I installed a complete SDS system, including EFI, in a Super Stallion (Continental IO-550 w/ super charger) with a 28v system using a converter (28>14) and PC-680 backup battery on the firewall. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,454
Posted By Raymo
Mine (w/ plenum) is mounted behind the #4 cyl...

Mine (w/ plenum) is mounted behind the #4 cyl with nothing for ducting. I have to cover about a quarter of the cooler, even in the summer Georgia heat, to keep temps around...
Forum: COMM 05-06-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By Raymo
Yep. I figured the 200 and 210 were the same. :(

Yep. I figured the 200 and 210 were the same. :(
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By Raymo
If you don't already have steps, they aren't...

If you don't already have steps, they aren't difficult to install but it is a bit of a tedious job. The step kit comes with all the hardware you need, including steel and aluminum pop rivets, along...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By Raymo
Another option if you don't have the pop-rivet...

Another option if you don't have the pop-rivet style dimple tool is to countersink a piece of extruded aluminum or steel, place it under the hole, place a rivet in the hole and hit it with your rivet...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,404
Posted By Raymo
A friend of mine bought a set of blue tooth...

A friend of mine bought a set of blue tooth motorcycle tire monitors for his RV-7 and loves them. They activate when near the airplane with your phone.
Forum: COMM 05-04-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,605
Posted By Raymo
Check continuity on the ribbon cable wires....

Check continuity on the ribbon cable wires. Replacement ribbon cables (https://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/9093) are available.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Raymo
As Bob said, you'll need a new WAAS GPS antenna,...

As Bob said, you'll need a new WAAS GPS antenna, because your current antenna is non-WAAS.

All three options will also require a Dynon ARINC-429 box to feed data to the Skyview and AP (if not a...
Forum: ADS-B 04-29-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Raymo
The install manual only says this: "If no squat...

The install manual only says this:

"If no squat switch input is available, the transponder can automatically determine the air/ground status from the GPS input."
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By Raymo
I believe the limiting factor with the GRT is ~30...

I believe the limiting factor with the GRT is ~30 minute recording time. You have to *tell* it to start a new 30 minute session each time. Is there a way around this? (actually asking for a friend) :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Raymo
To which rib are you referring? There is no rib...

To which rib are you referring? There is no rib in the drawing (16A, detail C), nor any bolts involved here. Attaching hardware will be #8 steel cad plated screws.

Highly recommend fresh Proseal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Raymo
It would be easier to post a link to the Savvy...

It would be easier to post a link to the Savvy site - as long as you've made it open for public viewing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Raymo
Adding to airguy's response, did CHTs also go up?...

Adding to airguy's response, did CHTs also go up? (guessing not, since you didn't mention it). Agree, it is an erroneous reading. Look first for a weak/poor ground.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,319
Posted By Raymo
Another vote for AN363 all metal lock nuts...

Another vote for AN363 all metal lock nuts (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/an363.php?clickkey=4513). Why would you not?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By Raymo
I believe the OP wants to be able to get out of...

I believe the OP wants to be able to get out of the airplane, at some point. :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,001
Posted By Raymo
I don't know that an EarthX battery will solve...

I don't know that an EarthX battery will solve your problem but my -7A spins at least 3 times faster vs the PC680 it replaced. If you go this route, don't be surprised when your alternator maxes out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 30,552
Posted By Raymo
There is now an option to use the stronger nose...

There is now an option to use the stronger nose gear on the -7A. Retrofit is not cheap or easy but the option is there. New motor mount and gear are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,164
Posted By Raymo
If you have an EFIS with engine monitor, you can...

If you have an EFIS with engine monitor, you can tie it in directly as a contact and avoid another hole in your panel.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Raymo
Why would it not be needed? You still want to...

Why would it not be needed? You still want to know that pitot heat is on and working, I think.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By Raymo
Alodine (now called BONDERITE) can be used as an...

Alodine (now called BONDERITE) can be used as an alternative to primer.
Forum: Southeast 04-20-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By Raymo
Once Jasper county finds out about your plane,...

Once Jasper county finds out about your plane, they'll want you to pay. I was there for a couple years with my Cherokee 140 and never paid. I think because I didn't pay any hangar related taxes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 30,552
Posted By Raymo
Playing the video at .25 speed shows the nose...

Playing the video at .25 speed shows the nose gear (all of it) began oscillating after the first touch-down, which, though too fast, appears quite gentle. That gear would have failed no matter what...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Raymo
Mike Busch covered this in a recent webinar. An...

Mike Busch covered this in a recent webinar. An alternative (and in my OH manual that probably isn't up to date) is to mix 90% SAE 50 weight engine oil with 10% STP engine additive. He also suggested...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By Raymo
I ran my Pitot/AOA under the seat area and up...

I ran my Pitot/AOA under the seat area and up through the seat side supports, just fwd of the rear spar and up through the flap weldment cover attachment.

https://i.imgur.com/FL7k6aMl.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-15-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Raymo
I rarely use aileron trim but my AP almost always...

I rarely use aileron trim but my AP almost always does to compensate for cross winds. YMMV
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