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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Normal. Keep on building...

Normal. Keep on building...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Ralph Inkster
-Instead of flight planning 4 hour legs, they are...

-Instead of flight planning 4 hour legs, they are now 2.5, max 3 hour legs.
-I try to avoid head first under panel work like the plague.
-Setting tie downs are no longer a quick & easy task.
-I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Have never done the tool box, so just...

Have never done the tool box, so just speculation. I would think they want the hinge loop facing outside of the box, & easiest way to measure hinge material is when it is open & flat on the table. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-23-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By Ralph Inkster
RV-9 Rt Tank Skin - FREE

I received a T-901-R tank skin in error, Vans suggest I pass it on to someone that needs it.
Can be yours for cost of freight! PM me if interested.

Edit- I think it will have to be someone local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I personally have never had to replace a stock...

I personally have never had to replace a stock Vans control cable, nor have I replaced any on the 50+ RVs I've worked on while I was in business.
Only complaint I have with the stock A-740 type ones...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,893
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Talk to Ross on that. Kind of like feeding a...

Talk to Ross on that.
Kind of like feeding a Comm with a 6G wire?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Basically there are 2 ways to treat the sealing...

Basically there are 2 ways to treat the sealing over or around the ramps.

The 6A has the baffle walls sealing around the outside of each ramp, the walls extend up to the cowl & seal underneath the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-22-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 46,893
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The 2 power wires have different draws, therefore...

The 2 power wires have different draws, therefore they should be protected with separate fuses/breakers rated for each circuit. Do not tie the 2 feed wires together & try to protect a 20g wire with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,893
Posted By Ralph Inkster
3 examples which 2 are dogs (that will be groomed soon)

The top cowl is off my current 6A. Note the smudge marks where the baffle contacts the fiberglass. The black puffies are where air is leaking, not many, these areas could use a bit of silicone...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The rockets Iíve tinkered on had the 3/8 feed...

The rockets Iíve tinkered on had the 3/8 feed line run back along the tank to a spot to penetrate the skin aft of that bulkhead, than straight across to the fuel valve- one piece. Also note where the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-20-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Greg, I'll take that too! PM sent

Greg, I'll take that too!
PM sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Ralph Inkster
This is pic of O320 oil pan. Dipstick inserts...

This is pic of O320 oil pan. Dipstick inserts between #1 and #3 intake runners pretty close to the center plenum.
Hose with any kind of ridge or knob on the end might get stuck in there.
There is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Google "lycoming 533c" for an inspection check...

Google "lycoming 533c" for an inspection check list, this will give you an idea of what IRAN means.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-20-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Sending PM.

Sending PM.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By Ralph Inkster
For anybody that has one of these engines &...

For anybody that has one of these engines & want's to glue it on their RV project - Have at it! I'd love to see the results of a well thought out & executed installation.

I would think a stretched...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Many moons from now when you install the Wing...

Many moons from now when you install the Wing Walk anti-slip material on the top of your wings, it should be installed with the trailing edge just before the rear spar. Instruct your passengers to...
Forum: Rocket 09-19-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Great idea! Iíll be whipping up a pair for...

Great idea! Iíll be whipping up a pair for myself for sure!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ralph Inkster
No, I agree, but throttle butterfly would be...

No, I agree, but throttle butterfly would be virtually closed and with windmilling rpm will create extremely low MAP guaranteeing a burp in engine power when throttle advanced, more so with quick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,190
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I saw a screw like that on an Ipad mounting...

I saw a screw like that on an Ipad mounting bracket... maybe something like that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Could be Camlocks, or just screws. I usually...

Could be Camlocks, or just screws.
I usually have 3 screws per side.
- .063 plate riveted to the firewall flange
- K1000-8 nutplates riveted to that
- MS24693S51 countersunk screws (could be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ralph Inkster
So how does that relate when on approach you are...

So how does that relate when on approach you are pulled right back to idle & you suddenly need to apply power? Like a missed approach, or such.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,754
Posted By Ralph Inkster
This is not a solution for incorrectly flared...

This is not a solution for incorrectly flared lines, but could be for the odd stubborn properly flared fitting that wont seal.
ACS pt# 04-05006 is for 3/8"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Ralph Inkster
A lot of folks prefer to remove lower cowling...

A lot of folks prefer to remove lower cowling during oil change so they can visually go over everything else usually covered up.
A suggestion- make it easier to remove the lower cowl by replacing the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,903
Posted By Ralph Inkster
And with that, looks like you've resolved your...

And with that, looks like you've resolved your course of action.
You will have time to do a thorough external examination (like prop flange run out measurement) as you convert the engine for RV...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Look at all those power lines around there! ...

Look at all those power lines around there! Appears he made the best of a bad situation.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Ha! Yes, I got caught there too for a second....

Ha! Yes, I got caught there too for a second. Glad I keep one of those old valve stem caps handy.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I just went through this having to adapt a 12mm...

I just went through this having to adapt a 12mm (rotax 912 plug) to my ATS tester. Went to local auto parts store & purchased a cheap auto compression tester & adapted the adapter to my tool.
Got...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,903
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I'm thinking I would ask seller to produce a copy...

I'm thinking I would ask seller to produce a copy of that bulletin for clarification.
If I were considering that engine, I'd assume it was a core, that it would have to go for prop strike disassembly...
Forum: Tools 09-16-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ralph Inkster
We use this tool list in sheetmetal classes for...

We use this tool list in sheetmetal classes for the practice wing & tool box projects
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Proseal is pretty viscous, I donít think you will...

Proseal is pretty viscous, I donít think you will effectively be able to squeeze it out of a syringe unless you have super strong hands & an iron grip.
I have used heavy plastic freezer bags with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,114
Posted By Ralph Inkster
3M 1080 I removed from canopy left no residue

3M 1080 I removed from canopy left no residue
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Yes & back in my auto parts days I remember going...

Yes & back in my auto parts days I remember going thru many belts to find 2 that would match in length (dual AC belts), all same manufacturer, part number, even same lot number in a lot of cases
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,114
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I have not put large vinyl panels on the canopy...

I have not put large vinyl panels on the canopy acrylic, but have put small vinyl labels on. I found no reactions from the adhesive but found that vinyl will shrink and curl at the edges in some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I'm one of those repeat builders. I have 400...

I'm one of those repeat builders.
I have 400 clekos in the hangar, 200 of those are still in their original plastic bags...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Dang... I just paid for a new one...

Dang... I just paid for a new one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,629
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Take that picture down to the local muffler shop,...

Take that picture down to the local muffler shop, they may have a tube stretcher that could snub that up.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Just change the K factor value & they will...

Just change the K factor value & they will work.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Ralph Inkster
popping sound

I've had some oil canning issues in the bottom skins in 6 & 7 rr fuselage tail cones. I solved that by installing a stiffening rib between the bulkheads. I can't recall if I had to do the same thing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-11-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I think I have a couple, one new, one...

I think I have a couple, one new, one used.
Sending PM
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,088
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I always take the overly cautious approach on...

I always take the overly cautious approach on ground runs. Sturdy rope tied to the engine mount and looped around a steel fence post. If tail dragger, the rope is draped over the horizontal stabs...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,973
Posted By Ralph Inkster
An old time prop guy once told me that...

An old time prop guy once told me that re-pitching a fixed pitch prop for better cruise vs climb performance usually resulted in about 25RPM drop for every inch of pitch twisted out. So if a 80"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,032
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Mention it to a few of your airport buddies that...

Mention it to a few of your airport buddies that some one might be snooping around that day. Word will get around & you won't see a more deserted airport that day.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-07-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I have a friend working on his 3rd RV10 build. ...

I have a friend working on his 3rd RV10 build. His approach is to have his planes protected with a quality, simple white paint job. Theory is that he provides a blank canvas that the eventual owner...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Ralph Inkster
There are lots of RVers around YYC. PM me, I'm at...

There are lots of RVers around YYC.
PM me, I'm at Springbank & have been known to speak RV.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,005
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Very interesting prospective I've not thought of...

Very interesting prospective I've not thought of before. This dynamic pressure load would also apply to stock baffling systems resulting with lifting the top cowling in flight visible on some planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I have been using snap in bushings (similar to...

I have been using snap in bushings (similar to rudder cable/fuselage bulkhead bushings, fuel line bushings, etc) to separate & insulate the capacitance plates in fuel tanks.
SB375-3 snapped into the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Oops, one barrier gone...

Oops, one barrier gone...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,618
Posted By Ralph Inkster
? You didn't mention if you split the brake...

?
You didn't mention if you split the brake caliper before attempting to slide the wheel off the spindle.
two bolts that hold it together (not the 2 nuts on the slider pins), access to the brake...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Ralph Inkster
+1 I bought a 6 that had this set up. Wasn't...

+1
I bought a 6 that had this set up. Wasn't long & I was moving the light out to a wing because I got frustrated with repairing those wires (not having to deal with them on my other RVs...),...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Ralph Inkster
+2 on Bob & Carl's very good suggestions. Start...

+2 on Bob & Carl's very good suggestions.

Start building the Emp kit, & while doing that, do some research into what your lighting & avionics dream equipment might need for wiring runs.

My favorite...
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,015
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Also kind of a morbid thought, but I wonder how...

Also kind of a morbid thought, but I wonder how much fuel were in those tanks... seemed to float pretty well before the fuselage filled up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 987
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Trekker Don't know if the air shows over there...

Trekker
Don't know if the air shows over there have similar awards for amateur built aircraft, but if you do this, you should qualify for the UBER Perseverence Award!!
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,015
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Wow I hope to never that kind of bad day! He had...

Wow I hope to never that kind of bad day!
He had quite the nose up attitude just before impact, maybe the up flaps aided with that.
Also, the picture sequence suggested the prop stopped in vertical...
Forum: RV-4 08-26-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Ralph Inkster
It is a 4 fairing, right? Later models...

It is a 4 fairing, right? Later models incorporate a slight offset of the vertical fin.
You might have to perform the cut & splice method & graft the piece to fit.
Yeh, a venture into fibreglass...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,630
Posted By Ralph Inkster
When the time comes for that, order a FWF kit for...

When the time comes for that, order a FWF kit for RV6/7 IO360 & youíll be off to the races.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,499
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I assume you checked for any mechanical...

I assume you checked for any mechanical interference like baffling rubbing on cowling, tail pipes rattling against mount/floor/cowling, snorkel cowl rubbing, etc.?
The 340 would twist the engine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Assuming your panel was wired similar as depicted...

Assuming your panel was wired similar as depicted in Vans wiring diagram OP-10.
Note you have to determine which switch side is Alt Field & which side is Battery, they are not...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Is there other builders who have gone through the...

Is there other builders who have gone through the process near by? Host an inspection prep snacks & beer session & have them critique the plane & paper work with the goal of getting a ‘snag free’...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,975
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Had this happen to me in a 6 I was ferrying....

Had this happen to me in a 6 I was ferrying. Scared the s—- out of me as it sounded like an air raid siren went off 3” from my ears as it vibrated in the airstream.
The fairing delaminated the whole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-18-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Unfortunately the A-740 style control cables...

Unfortunately the A-740 style control cables (heat, alt air, carb heat, etc) supplied in the kits are solid & would require total disconnect at both ends in this case. As mentioned above, you could...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I'm with F-1 Rocket re: switch placements. Think...

I'm with F-1 Rocket re: switch placements.

Think of where ignition switches are in more conventional planes, usually far Left, consider that you really only need easy access to these during start &...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By Ralph Inkster
The 715 tips do offer a few more inches of...

The 715 tips do offer a few more inches of wingspan over the 615 tips but a lot of expense/effort for miniscule aerodynamic improvement.
Biggest difference I've noticed between the different styled...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ralph Inkster
I pulled out a few filters to see if there was...

I pulled out a few filters to see if there was any difference between them. Granted, 2 of them are not the same pt# as the 103-2 (different mounting stud size), but I am looking at the sealing ring...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By Ralph Inkster
Rick- At some point in it's life, your H2 engine...

Rick-
At some point in it's life, your H2 engine was probably converted to a spin-on filter from a cannister type filter. Champion sold a kit to accomplish this:
CH48922 kit comprising of a stud,...
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