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Forum: Texas (South) 05-12-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By titanhank
Halletsville is cancelled. Postponed to june.

Halletsville is cancelled. Postponed to june.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By titanhank
Remove the 20lb crushplate. I had one on my -6. I...

Remove the 20lb crushplate. I had one on my -6. I felt a vibration at higher rpms and i balanced the prop with my dynavibe. I even sent the crush plate back to sabre and they sent me a “close...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-12-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By titanhank
Planning on halletsville flyin on saturday. If...

Planning on halletsville flyin on saturday. If the wx does not cooperate, i might be able to be there.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By titanhank
I will take harnesses. Pm sent

I will take harnesses. Pm sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,748
Posted By titanhank
Pull the fuel tank off, make a pusher block that...

Pull the fuel tank off, make a pusher block that matches the leading edge radius and follow the tips in the video if you can get in the rib hole.

https://youtu.be/Lx3riXS5guY
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By titanhank
I designed both of these mods. Almost rv14 seat...

I designed both of these mods.

Almost rv14 seat mod on tip up with cable locking system
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=163659

Electric seat back...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-24-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By titanhank
He is not an a&p, but he knows rv aircraft better...

He is not an a&p, but he knows rv aircraft better than anyone i know around houston. He also built an rv10. He makes a living at building and rebuilding vans aircraft. You won’t be disappointed....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,438
Posted By titanhank
While you guys are updating things, can you make...

While you guys are updating things, can you make it possible to keep the density altitude displayed while flying? I use it for performance testing and sure miss the feature from my dynon panel in...
Forum: Texas (South) 04-07-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By titanhank
He is not an a&p, but he knows rv aircraft better...

He is not an a&p, but he knows rv aircraft better than anyone i know around houston. He makes a living at building and rebuilding vans aircraft. You won’t be disappointed.

Call Nick Nasfinger at...
Forum: Rocket 04-07-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 99,941
Posted By titanhank
No legal requirements that i am aware of. The...

No legal requirements that i am aware of. The panel is the original one from the plane and i needed something to fill the holes that made sense.
Forum: Rocket 04-07-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 99,941
Posted By titanhank
Just redid the panel. Works great.

Just redid the panel. Works great.
Forum: Rocket 04-07-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 256,685
Posted By titanhank
Harmon Rocket #1, 1170tt, built by john harmon...

Harmon Rocket #1, 1170tt, built by john harmon himself, flies great.
Forum: Rocket 03-30-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By titanhank
I will be at the hangar tomorrow morning and can...

I will be at the hangar tomorrow morning and can measure the stick angles.. i will try to post them for my HR2.
Forum: The RV Grin 03-26-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By titanhank
Daughters grin

My 9yo loved the rv6 and it was the first small airplane she ever flew in. On the first flight in the rocket, as we were passing a buddy in his rv6a like he was backing up, she said “daddy, we need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,442
Posted By titanhank
4 hrs of dialing in the rigging, high power...

4 hrs of dialing in the rigging, high power performance runs, new panel and autopilot. 4 airports, 12 landings, two lunches at airport cafes with friends and a plane wash. It has been a very busy and...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-20-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By titanhank
Great to meet you guys today. Will definitely do...

Great to meet you guys today. Will definitely do it again.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-20-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By titanhank
I am here.

I am here.
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By titanhank
I do a lot of work on airplanes, but nick always...

I do a lot of work on airplanes, but nick always amazes me. The guy is an artist at fixing things in record time. His panels and sheet metal work are fantastic. If you need a damaged airplane fixed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,732
Posted By titanhank
Absolutely stunning. Love the wing tips.

Absolutely stunning. Love the wing tips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 94,634
Posted By titanhank
My other girl. 1959 piper pa22-150 tri pacer....

My other girl. 1959 piper pa22-150 tri pacer. Bought it to teach my daughter to fly in someday. Dirt cheap, easy to fly and hauls 3 of us to $100 hamburgers at about 10% of the cost of an rv10. I am...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,193
Posted By titanhank
I have the new surefly electronic system on my...

I have the new surefly electronic system on my rocket. So far, works great.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,426
Posted By titanhank
Just did a very similar upgrade on my rocket....

Just did a very similar upgrade on my rocket. Dual g5’s, gtr200, gtx335, gdl50r, and garmin aera 760. And of course led lighting. You will love them.
Forum: Rocket 02-09-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By titanhank
Mine has an external pushrod with a bend at the...

Mine has an external pushrod with a bend at the front end that connects to the front throttle. The rear throttle lever is just a piece of flat stock with a knob on it.
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-02-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By titanhank
I just sent them 6 of my gauges. $125 each to...

I just sent them 6 of my gauges. $125 each to upgrade the backlighting to led and $195 if it needs a screen also. Not to bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By titanhank
Runs on the ipad exactly like the 740 or 740b...

Runs on the ipad exactly like the 740 or 740b unit. The only thing you lose is the ability to send nmea data to an autopilot via rs232. You can also check out fltplngo app. It does just about...
Forum: Rocket 01-28-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,008
Posted By titanhank
When ram air cable is pulled, i get .5” hg rise....

When ram air cable is pulled, i get .5” hg rise. Not worth the trouble in my opinion.
Forum: Rocket 01-14-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,008
Posted By titanhank
I have the rear facing injection system on my...

I have the rear facing injection system on my rocket. I talked to john harmon a few months ago and he mentioned he had a kit to turn it around and connect to the existing air intake. I have not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By titanhank
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=168226

https://youtu.be/T6QmN3YntCc

I designed it.

Hank
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,925
Posted By titanhank
You need a 10lbs landoll weight ring on the...

You need a 10lbs landoll weight ring on the flywheel or a 19lbs sabre crush plate. You can also use a 9lb dive weight clamped to the alternator bracket if your cowling will clear it.
Forum: Rocket 10-31-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,256
Posted By titanhank
Perfect use of a rocket

Flew the rocket down to klbx to the runway cafe for the new juicy lucy burger. It was my 9yo daughters first flight in the rocket. She loved sitting in the back seat and seeing out of both sides. By...
Forum: Propellers 10-23-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By titanhank
I have a 320 with 7/16” bolts. 10-1 pistons,...

I have a 320 with 7/16” bolts. 10-1 pistons, port/polish cylinders, dual pmags and 180+hp. Running a whirlwind rv200 prop for the 320. Whirlwind said it was fine. 110 hrs so far and running great.
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By titanhank
While flying, autopilot engaged, press and hold...

While flying, autopilot engaged, press and hold the mode button. The will put you in the config mode. The first selection is roll gain/lateral activity, turn the knob to the left until roll gain is...
Forum: Rocket 10-02-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By titanhank
Thank you guys. I am working on the condition...

Thank you guys. I am working on the condition inspection and restoration. Should have it flying again in a few weeks.

Hank
Forum: RV-4 09-29-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
Considering how many people that have contacted...

Considering how many people that have contacted me wanting to buy this thing, it must have value to someone. I am going to bring it to the shop, do some research and decide what to do with it. It may...
Forum: Rocket 09-29-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By titanhank
HRII W&B info

Can some please post the datum and fwd/aft cg limits. My HRII is missing the w&b data and i plan on weighing it this week.

Thanks
Hank
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
Thank you. You may have just saved the airframe....

Thank you. You may have just saved the airframe. I will get the logbooks next week when i go to pick it up. Hopefully it will have a reference to the rivets, but i doubt it. I have had an airline...
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
Do you have any references for the comparable...

Do you have any references for the comparable strengths of the two rivets?
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
Thanks, i will look that up in my rv6 plans.

Thanks, i will look that up in my rv6 plans.
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
Just trying to gather correct information. Hate...

Just trying to gather correct information. Hate to see an airframe scrapped if not necessary.
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
I believe this to be the reference published by...

I believe this to be the reference published by vans in the rv aviator on page 8 that mel asbury was talking about in the above comment. Vans was stocking the rivets and stated they were acceptable,...
Forum: Rocket 09-27-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By titanhank
Flew the rocket home

Holy **** i know how this thing gets its name. Flew it home today. Rides way better than my rv6 in the 12g18kt winds. I bought harmon rocket #1. Research online shows it was built by jonh harmon and...
Forum: Rocket 09-27-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,331
Posted By titanhank
Who is your agent and underwriter? Thanks

Who is your agent and underwriter?

Thanks
Forum: Rocket 09-27-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,331
Posted By titanhank
I will call them also. Thanks

I will call them also. Thanks
Forum: Rocket 09-27-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,331
Posted By titanhank
Thanks. Do you have contact info for crest?

Thanks. Do you have contact info for crest?
Forum: Rocket 09-26-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,331
Posted By titanhank
Rocket insuance

Hi guys, i bought a rocket and the insurance quotes are steep to say the least. 14000 hrs, atp, airline captain, 350tw, 300tt rv, 50tt rv3-4. No blips at all. From ladd gardner.

$4800 full coverage...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
Here is mitch lock’s response to the support...

Here is mitch lock’s response to the support inquiry. I am not surprised at all from a liability standpoint. The airframe has 750tt and shows no real signs of distress which is a shame....
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
I will post vans response for everyone to see. I...

I will post vans response for everyone to see. I bought 3 aircraft from this estate sale. I will decide on what to do with it only after hearing from them.
Forum: RV-4 09-20-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
I sent the pics to vans support for their...

I sent the pics to vans support for their opinion. I did not inspect it close enough to determine if it is sound or not. I stopped the prebuy when the rivets were discovered. I am ok with the...
Forum: RV-4 09-19-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
The rest looks like a caveman built it with a...

The rest looks like a caveman built it with a rock. It is a big project.
Forum: RV-4 09-19-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
I would love to see documentation on the pulled...

I would love to see documentation on the pulled rivets use. This airframe is going to get a sawsall pretty soon.
Forum: RV-4 09-19-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,711
Posted By titanhank
Pop rivet -4

I did a prebuy inspection on a -4 today that was built entirely with pop rivets. I could not believe my eyes. At least they look cherry rivets, I think. Shortest prebuy in history. The airplane is in...
Forum: GPS 09-17-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,911
Posted By titanhank
I know that bird well.. i owned it before the...

I know that bird well.. i owned it before the current owner, did the paint and panel years ago. Good airplane, flies straight and fast. It had two new wing tanks built and installed when the cn-1 and...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-16-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,763
Posted By titanhank
Heading to under the wire this Saturday.

Heading to under the wire this Saturday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By titanhank
I had lycon do mine when they were port/polishing...

I had lycon do mine when they were port/polishing them. I highly recommend them.
Forum: GPS 07-21-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By titanhank
WARNING!!! The aera 760 will NOT send flight...

WARNING!!! The aera 760 will NOT send flight plan info to a garmin 430w/530w via serial cable. I have just spent a week on the phone with garmin tech support resolving this issue. They finally...
Forum: GPS 07-16-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By titanhank
Aera 760 to gns430w. HELP!!!

Hi guys. I hope this finds a garmin expert. I bought an aera 760 and bare wire kit. I am trying to get it to talk to my gns400w like all the advertising literature from garmin says. They advertise...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-26-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,969
Posted By titanhank
The best upgrade i ever did to my -6 was electric...

The best upgrade i ever did to my -6 was electric flaps. I used the the manual flap weldment and welded the supplied bracket on after cutting it off extra length per the plans. I no longer catch a...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-18-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By titanhank
Can?t make it. Have to work. ☹️

Can?t make it. Have to work. ☹️
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,970
Posted By titanhank
Throw them in the trash and get a set of dlc...

Throw them in the trash and get a set of dlc coated lifters.
Forum: Texas (South) 06-10-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By titanhank
I will be there wx permitting.

I will be there wx permitting.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,698
Posted By titanhank
I have broken in two engines in rv6’s recently....

I have broken in two engines in rv6’s recently. Both were ground run 5 mins and leaked checked. Ground run 5 mins at max power and leaked checked. I then cowl them up, takeoff at WOT and never pull...
Forum: RV-4 06-02-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,675
Posted By titanhank
https://generalaviationnews.com/2020/06/01/pilot-f...

https://generalaviationnews.com/2020/06/01/pilot-flies-with-known-engine-problem/#more-135548

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180610X83955&key=1

Aircraft was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By titanhank
I overhauled my rv6 0320 engine with 10-1...

I overhauled my rv6 0320 engine with 10-1 pistons, port/polish cylinders, dual pmags, the works. Puts out 180+hp. The only reason i rebuilt the engine versus putting a 360 on was that my engine mount...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,149
Posted By titanhank
Well what do you know, vans finally caught up...

Well what do you know, vans finally caught up with the reality of how the -6 is being flown. I still fly mine at 1750lbs gross and stand by my assumptions made in previous comments. I am really...
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