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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used the GRT MiniX to back up my Horizon 10.1...

I used the GRT MiniX to back up my Horizon 10.1 screen in my RV4. It has itís own ADAHRS, GPS with mapping, and it shows engine data on the engine page. It also has an internal backup battery as an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Scott Hersha
Looks like anywhere from 17.8 - 20.2 inch pounds,...

Looks like anywhere from 17.8 - 20.2 inch pounds, depending on screw/nut metallurgy. I have no idea how to interpret the MS & NAS numbers to determine their metallurgical makeup....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,202
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thatís pretty cool - a hangar in a hangar! I...

Thatís pretty cool - a hangar in a hangar! I like the paint booth plan too.
Forum: Reviews 10-19-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Scott Hersha
I can recommend GLO Aircraft Painting in Roanoke,...

I can recommend GLO Aircraft Painting in Roanoke, TX @ 52F (DRís home). They did a very nice job on my former RV8 that won me an award at SNF 2019. GLO has done over 300 RVís and were good to work...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-18-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Scott Hersha
I can measure mine (still building) if you need,...

I can measure mine (still building) if you need, so you can either make your own, or have one made, although if you already have one, you know that dimension. Considerably cheaper than $185. I too...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had long legs with the wooden dampers on my -4...

I had long legs with the wooden dampers on my -4 and it would still shimmy if my tire pressure was above about 37 psi. I kept it at 35 psi - no shimmy at all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used a bulkhead “T” on mine, which would...

I used a bulkhead “T” on mine, which would install right where your current bulkhead fitting is…

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Zoom in to the lower right corner (if the picture shows upright). It’s the blue T. Hard line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve used hex head machine screws in difficult...

Iíve used hex head machine screws in difficult tight areas so I could get a socket on it for removal:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/nas1801.php

I have also run a tap through the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-10-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Scott Hersha
Is there a delay in ordering from GRT? Iím at...

Is there a delay in ordering from GRT? Iím at the point where Iíll be doing the same with my avionicsÖÖ. just interested in lead times. Iíd like to get the servos and install kits early for obvious...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-10-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,948
Posted By Scott Hersha
OK. Iíll wait to hear (for now). Approaching the...

OK. Iíll wait to hear (for now). Approaching the final stages of an RV6 build, so Iím interested in what you may have to offer. You have a pretty RV6, so this shouldnít take too long. Late in the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-10-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,948
Posted By Scott Hersha
Whatís the price on the Garmin Touch suite? How...

Whatís the price on the Garmin Touch suite? How old is it?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-10-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíll buy it. PM sent.

Iíll buy it. PM sent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Scott Hersha
PM sent for vent kit.

PM sent for vent kit.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Scott Hersha
The closer, the better because when you latch it...

The closer, the better because when you latch it closed, it actually pulls it in slightly. If itís off-center, it will pull the slider frame toward center, and that may affect your fit on the side...
Forum: Primers 10-07-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Scott Hersha
Maybe Akzo is tougher than I thought. You could...

Maybe Akzo is tougher than I thought. You could try acetone which might work if you rough up the surface with sand paper, or the spray on paint remover from Home Depot, etc, which Iíve used, and it...
Forum: Primers 10-07-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Scott Hersha
Acetone is your friend. I buy it by the gallon....

Acetone is your friend. I buy it by the gallon. Use common sense when handling it, but it should wipe off that primer easily with a couple rags (and gloves). Use old T-shorts vs paper towels - they...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-05-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,712
Posted By Scott Hersha
A well built 180 hp RV4 for $60K is a bargain. I...

A well built 180 hp RV4 for $60K is a bargain. I just sold mine for north of that. It had lots of new stuff, including a VFR glass panel, and some mods you wouldnít find on other -4ís, and I probably...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,810
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve done worse, and still came out OK. This is a...

Iíve done worse, and still came out OK. This is a bunch of funny responses - wish I had a better one, but honestly, I donít think your nicking of that longeron has sacrificed itís structural...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Tim. Good to know, I hadnít considered...

Thanks Tim. Good to know, I hadnít considered that. Even with a 360 on my RV6, that nose weight might be an issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sensenich 3-blade - PIREP Please

Iím considering props for my under construction RV6, to be O-360 powered. Iíve had the 2-blade Sensenich carbon GA prop on my O-360 powered RV4 and liked it. Wondering if anyone has experience with...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mel, Got it! Looks like a good find.

Mel,
Got it! Looks like a good find.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mel, PM me your address and Iíll ship them. Just...

Mel,
PM me your address and Iíll ship them. Just pay shipping. Iíll let you know the amount after Iíve shipped them. I only have two.

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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mel, Just checked. I have 2. There yours if you...

Mel,
Just checked. I have 2. There yours if you want them.
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Scott Hersha
I can recommend this tail light unit. Iíve used...

I can recommend this tail light unit. Iíve used it on two airplanes so far, and it has worked well.

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Tail-Light-Stand-alone-model/p/51590700/category=0
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-25-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíll check when I get home on Monday. I replaced...

Iíll check when I get home on Monday. I replaced the front seat belts in my (former) RV4 with a new Crow harness and still have the originals - from Vans I think.
Forum: Safety 09-24-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,420
Posted By Scott Hersha
Safety Glasses USA .comÖ.. Non-polarized clear...

Safety Glasses USA .comÖ.. Non-polarized clear and sun glasses, bifocals or not. Iíve used these for years. Iím up to 2.0 - and holding.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/rx-eyewear/

Iíve also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By Scott Hersha
A fellow RV builder and I built a row of 10...

A fellow RV builder and I built a row of 10 nested T-hangars at our airport (HAO) to sell about 12 years ago. We did quite a bit of research before undertaking this project. We settled on Fulfab for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Scott Hersha
Here you go - same thing, lower price. There are...

Here you go - same thing, lower price. There are other good ones available for lower prices. I think you will end up wanting a 3” yoke for whichever one you buy. The longeron yoke is very handy, but...
Forum: Tools 09-23-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By Scott Hersha
I found a local blacksmith near me that had all...

I found a local blacksmith near me that had all kinds of steel plates available. He was actually a body shop guy that also did blacksmithing. Any good old welder business should also be able to help...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Scott Hersha
A couple of the jigs I made to help with canopy...

A couple of the jigs I made to help with canopy frame tweaking:

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The round pieces were pulleys from a modified band saw that I inherited. I rebuilt the band saw with new...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Scott Hersha
Juergen, Iíve drilled mine too, mostly out of...

Juergen,
Iíve drilled mine too, mostly out of frustration, and willing to use spacers wherever needed. I wanted the sides to be right as my first choice for a perfect fit, so I can use the aluminum...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Scott Hersha
Works fine on mine.

Works fine on mine.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Scott Hersha
Even with or slightly higher for the slider...

Even with or slightly higher for the slider frameÖ even with is desired, but practically impossible to achieve, so slightly higher is preferred so that you shim the windscreeen to match the slider...
Forum: Reviews 09-22-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,051
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought three 2í X 4í pieces of 2024T3 alclad...

I bought three 2í X 4í pieces of 2024T3 alclad from Aircraft Spruce in July (.025, .032, & .040), and it was $147., which included shipping. I tried first to get it at Metals Supermarket because itís...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Scott Hersha
I will be using one of these on the main bus feed...

I will be using one of these on the main bus feed line FWF, downstream of the battery master relay:

https://powerwerx.com/maxi-blade-type-fuses

It will be mounted in one of these on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Scott Hersha
When does the warranty on your avionics begin? ...

When does the warranty on your avionics begin? If it takes a year to finish the remaining build, how does this affect the warranty on your installed avionics? I’m thinking about doing the same...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,955
Posted By Scott Hersha
Should be the same as an AN3 with a nylok nut,...

Should be the same as an AN3 with a nylok nut, 20-25 in/lbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,557
Posted By Scott Hersha
Cheap?? Copper wire was invented by two pilots...

Cheap?? Copper wire was invented by two pilots fighting over a pennyÖÖ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By Scott Hersha
You could try a Winn wrap style golf grip. They...

You could try a Winn wrap style golf grip. They have cushioned grips, so more comfortable. Comes in various colors. Iíve used these grips, and liked them when I used to make golf clubs....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By Scott Hersha
Exactly. Itís just one tool to help you, and...

Exactly. Itís just one tool to help you, and should always include oil filter inspections and a horoscope inspection when needed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By Scott Hersha
Useless? I donít agree. If you found an amount...

Useless? I donít agree. If you found an amount of metal in the filter that questioned the integrity of the health of the engine, why would you send out a sample for analysis, except to figure out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sorry, but I disagree. An oil analysis is a point...

Sorry, but I disagree. An oil analysis is a point of reference that can have very meaningful information. No one that has a basic understanding of engines says that an oil analysis is a reason for an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is why we do engine oil analysis. Youíve...

This is why we do engine oil analysis. Youíve discovered a possible problem, and it may be operator induced, or not. I think you should follow the recommendations given to start to figure it out. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Larry. That makes sense now that I look at...

Thanks Larry. That makes sense now that I look at it with your explanation in mind, and seems way easier than what I had envisioned. I didnít know Sika would work in a thin layer along the canopy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, I did read your article (part 1) and some...

Larry,
I did read your article (part 1) and some parts of it are unclear to me. It sounds like you used the aluminum skirt brace (C-691) and the inside skirt piece (C-759) in the final assembly, and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By Scott Hersha
I am also going through this frustrating build...

I am also going through this frustrating build experience on my RV6 build. I built my first home built airplane, an RV6, more than 20 years ago, and spent at least 40 hours trying to make the slider...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By Scott Hersha
Pretty sure there is no one out there that knows...

Pretty sure there is no one out there that knows the numbers, because there are too many variables, this includes Hartzell. For an experimental amateur built airplane there are too many variables....
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By Scott Hersha
No need to plan for a MB antenna. Not required in...

No need to plan for a MB antenna. Not required in the US as far as I know. OM is usually the glide slope intercept point at the final approach altitude, and the MM is not required. At least that’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,767
Posted By Scott Hersha
I ran 35 psi in my RV4 (just sold). It made it...

I ran 35 psi in my RV4 (just sold). It made it easier to push out of the hangar and didnít shimmy. 25 psi was more difficult to push it around. Anything above about 38 psi and I might get some shimmy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think he wants to test the tank forward of the...

I think he wants to test the tank forward of the aft baffle before installing the baffle, so no ballon, or other pressure test yet. There’s nothing wrong with filling it with water with the open...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-04-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,077
Posted By Scott Hersha
I voted for the RV10 as a likely airframe in...

I voted for the RV10 as a likely airframe in terms of overall success. I know the video says 200 hp, but it also says itís derated. Every turbine engine Iíve dealt with had growth capabilities in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just curious - why are you connecting 18awg wire...

Just curious - why are you connecting 18awg wire (or 22awg in the initial post) to 12awg wire? If the pitot heat requires a 12awg wire, wouldnít you just use 12 awg wire all the way to the pitot? ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hereís my results for my RV4: Left Tank: AUX SF...

Hereís my results for my RV4:

Left Tank: AUX SF 104
AUX OFF 293

Right Tank: AUX SF 107
AUX OFF 313

Left tank is a little more accurate, but not until it is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,433
Posted By Scott Hersha
Agreed. Thatís a big reason Iíll be using GRT on...

Agreed. Thatís a big reason Iíll be using GRT on my new RV6 build. The synthetic approach, which will clone an ILS, while not IFR legal (yet), will fly an accurate approach, autopilot coupled if so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-27-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,433
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have to agree with Mike. I think the GRT...

I have to agree with Mike. I think the GRT equipment has capabilities that match and in many ways, exceed their competition. However, not too many users know how to use many of these capabilities,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,777
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have one of these and it has worked fine for me...

I have one of these and it has worked fine for me for the last 3-4 years. I have it connected via a jumper on my PC 680 battery, so the master switch has to be on to power things up, but it is able...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Scott Hersha
I ran an extra hard line behind my left fuel tank...

I ran an extra hard line behind my left fuel tank for this purpose too. Question - you say “up 30 degrees from horizontal” for the AOA hole. Does this mean that the AOA hole is on top of the wing...
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,502
Posted By Scott Hersha
980 lbs, O-360, carbon Sensenich, VFR glass,...

980 lbs, O-360, carbon Sensenich, VFR glass, manual trim & flaps, two axis autopilot, cloth upholstered seats, no other upholstery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Scott Hersha
How about this reference from the GRT install...

How about this reference from the GRT install manual for AOA. Would 60* off from level work? I may do the same thing.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,867
Posted By Scott Hersha
I broke my RV8 canopy during initial...

I broke my RV8 canopy during initial construction. I live about 45 minutes from Tipp City where the canopies are made. My crack was in the back half of the canopy (big cut already done). When I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Scott Hersha
Depends on what airplane you are talking about....

Depends on what airplane you are talking about. The RV4, and the RV6 (at least early ones), only have one inspection opening in each wing. Sometimes a little more access is better. The newer RV8, 7,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,009
Posted By Scott Hersha
Something Iíve done to help make a bend close to...

Something Iíve done to help make a bend close to the flare is this: flare the tubing, install the sleeve and B-nut, then attach a spare fitting, preferably a straight bulkhead fitting because itís a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hereís the extraction tool that actually works -...

Hereís the extraction tool that actually works - every time -

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/HARTING/09990000368?qs=%2Fha2pyFadugVq%252By%252B5D8b2yUKnB%252B1nbmIlsaXulySLL7ImcshPjnYow%3D%3D
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-11-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Scott Hersha
Actually, here’s a picture……. You’ll need to zoom...

Actually, here’s a picture……. You’ll need to zoom way in (and turn it around….. don’t know why). No color arcs, maybe not what you are looking for.

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