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Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By zilik
This is the only way to make sure that the gear...

This is the only way to make sure that the gear fits the same as before.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-08-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 246,113
Posted By zilik
I agree. There has been the 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,...

I agree. There has been the 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14. Next should be the 16.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-09-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,038
Posted By zilik
Moose is correct!

Moose is correct!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-17-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,775
Posted By zilik
Many moons ago I replaced the bearings and seals...

Many moons ago I replaced the bearings and seals in the pickup. An easy job. I think I still may have spare bearings and seals if you need them. I'll look and post what I find.
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,512
Posted By zilik
Here's the problem. You guys insure the hull for...

Here's the problem. You guys insure the hull for inflight damages. I only carried "Ground not in motion" plus liability on my 6A. If Bubba ran his pickup into the plane it was covered. If a tree fell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By zilik
N99PZ is now flying the panhandle of Florida. I...

N99PZ is now flying the panhandle of Florida. I just received a text she has landed in Panama City. She was built to fly and the new owners are flying her. I could not be more happy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By zilik
The new owner and son are currently flying...

The new owner and son are currently flying through the southwest and send me pictures of every fuel stop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By zilik
Vlad, PZ has always been at KFTG or now known as...

Vlad,

PZ has always been at KFTG or now known as KCFO. She's still here although in a different hangar. The new owner has put more hours on her in the last couple of days than I did in the past year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By zilik
N99PZ enters a new life.

It is with a sad heart that I inform the world that N99PZ has been sold. 20 years of flying adventures and fun surround that airplane. For 25 years she was a part of my life as the build started in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By zilik
Wing Cradles

I have a friend in Melbourne Florida that is in need of some wing cradles to transport his wings to the airport. He only needs them for a couple of days.

If you're in the area an have something that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,609
Posted By zilik
Kits = $29,752 My complete kit was under 10K, of...

Kits = $29,752

My complete kit was under 10K, of course no FW forward existed then.

Engine was 16.2K

All I can say is I'm glad I build when I did.
Forum: Interiors 12-31-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,529
Posted By zilik
Real vs Synthetic

Real always wins.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-24-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,820
Posted By zilik
There are a few items I wish I had installed when...

There are a few items I wish I had installed when I built my plane, but they did not exist at the time in the garage-built world.

What I wish I had installed:
A glass cockpit. They are so cool...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,258
Posted By zilik
I have used oticon in-the-ear for 20 years. All...

I have used oticon in-the-ear for 20 years. All have had a tele-coil installed and when used in this mode the aids shut off their microphones and pick up the electromagnetic energy from my Zulu's.

A...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,580
Posted By zilik
Be careful with those 386's. Many moons ago I ran...

Be careful with those 386's. Many moons ago I ran the Autolite 386 plugs with a ElectroAir EI. On one particular flight I was leaned for cruise and saw a friend in his 7A; Bogey at 11 I called while...
Forum: Midwest 03-20-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,434
Posted By zilik
KFTG is still Front Range Air Port.

KFTG is still Front Range Air Port.
Forum: Midwest 03-20-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,434
Posted By zilik
Living in the Denver area and I seldom visit APA....

Living in the Denver area and I seldom visit APA. Easy to get into, a pain to get out.

You did not mention the museum you'll visit. I would suggest KFTG as the best airport to land. Rental cars and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,070
Posted By zilik
Totally false information. The O-320/360 engines...

Totally false information. The O-320/360 engines are not direct injection engines. The primer/injection port is located before the intake valve. No washing of the cylinder is possible.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,120
Posted By zilik
Are you sure it's the gear? My canopy creaks...

Are you sure it's the gear? My canopy creaks large time and I can only hear it with headsets off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,136
Posted By zilik
Congratulations! What are you going to do with...

Congratulations! What are you going to do with this new rating? My buddy just finished all his ratings and is now flying for Boutique Air. He loves it.

BTW, check your emails. There is one from me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,340
Posted By zilik
There seems to be a lot more information on the...

There seems to be a lot more information on the different models. I see that a lot of work has gone into the new site. It is fast too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,340
Posted By zilik
A little over fancy for me, but I'm old.

A little over fancy for me, but I'm old.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-26-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,107
Posted By zilik
Welcome back Mr VonDane! This 8A has a little...

Welcome back Mr VonDane! This 8A has a little more up front than your build did. Happy flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By zilik
Quick Build Wing crates

I have searched and searched and have been unable to find a picture of how Van's crates QB wings.

I do know they use a plywood box! The real question is how are the wings secured in the plywood...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,001
Posted By zilik
I laid a bead of RTV on the edge of the baffle to...

I laid a bead of RTV on the edge of the baffle to limit the cylinder fins from cutting into the baffle. Aerosport Power turned me on to this.

2000 hours later and no fins cutting into the baffle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By zilik
A quart is more than enough. Keep recycling it as...

A quart is more than enough. Keep recycling it as the bleeding process continues as it can be hard to get all the air out of a dual brake system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,152
Posted By zilik
We landed at KUNU one year as we missed the...

We landed at KUNU one year as we missed the airshow closure time on a Wednesday. We planned to stay the night as they showed us were we could camp in the grass right behind N99PZ. As we are setting...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-27-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,439
Posted By zilik
I think my wife would say the same thing. I never...

I think my wife would say the same thing. I never get through asking if she wants to fly to ????, the answer is always yes. She has slept on many an FBO floors since our first flight.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-19-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,579
Posted By zilik
Oh My Gosh! There is seldom a month that goes bye...

Oh My Gosh! There is seldom a month that goes bye without me thinking about Von. We never met personally but conversed via email and the forums on a regular basis. When he died, part of myself died...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-14-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By zilik
John, give me a call Seven Two Zero Two Eight...

John,

give me a call Seven Two Zero Two Eight Zero One Six Four One.

We're flying in for a IDPA Match down near Holiday. The Double Tap Ranch to be exact. We will stay at the Holiday Inn Express...
Forum: Texas (North) 04-10-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By zilik
I plan on giving Enterprise and the FBO a call...

I plan on giving Enterprise and the FBO a call tomorrow. Been flying and shooting all day today.
Forum: Texas (North) 04-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By zilik
F14 - Wichita Valley Airport

We're heading to Wichita at the end of the month. April 27th to be exact. We have a hotel room but need a car to get around till we leave on the 29th.

Anyone have any suggestions on getting a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,314
Posted By zilik
Why? please educate us why?

Why? please educate us why?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-26-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,225
Posted By zilik
I saw this when I was building 20 years ago so I...

I saw this when I was building 20 years ago so I started lightly countersinking my dimples. Problem solved and the plane is still flying. While it adds to the work involved the rivets seat nicely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,722
Posted By zilik
The difference between building a -7 vs a 3 is...

The difference between building a -7 vs a 3 is like the difference in to going to Chili's for dinner or catching a rabbit and eating it raw. There is no comparison.

Van's is not killing support,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By zilik
As i read to OP's post all I could think about...

As i read to OP's post all I could think about was; What about the cam? Chrome don't rust but cams love to rust.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,842
Posted By zilik
Scott, I don't recall ever sending Van a report...

Scott,

I don't recall ever sending Van a report of a first flight. It was reported in Sport Aviation but did you get them all.

Is there a database where we can check if a first flight has been...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-12-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,825
Posted By zilik
Scott, She's beautiful!

Scott,

She's beautiful!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,543
Posted By zilik
Many W&B are a farce. There was a builder on our...

Many W&B are a farce. There was a builder on our field that wanted a copy of our POH so he could write his own. Needless to say his weighed exactly the same as mine. go figure.
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By zilik
Years ago I gave up on my LS starter after nearly...

Years ago I gave up on my LS starter after nearly leaving me stranded with a approaching tornado. I replace it with a B&C and never looked back. The B&C has never let me down.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,333
Posted By zilik
We did a extremely dirty fuselage QB years ago...

We did a extremely dirty fuselage QB years ago (15?) with a pressure washer. This thing had sat outside for a year and was grungy. After baking in the sun for a few days upside down we scuffed up the...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-15-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,271
Posted By zilik
Wow! This is really cool!

Wow! This is really cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,543
Posted By zilik
An actual W&B every once in a while is not hard...

An actual W&B every once in a while is not hard to do. Most of us have access to scales through our EAA Chapter.

While the W&B may have not been kept up to date a current one should be done during...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,750
Posted By zilik
Many moons ago I used to run Autolite 386's with...

Many moons ago I used to run Autolite 386's with my electronic ignition. Then one day I was flying along minding my own business when a fellow RV was sighted. I pushed the throttle open and was in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,439
Posted By zilik
Way cool Jeff! The video was awesome.

Way cool Jeff! The video was awesome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,547
Posted By zilik
I keep 3 in stock just a a precaution and have...

I keep 3 in stock just a a precaution and have sold a few to local friends. Many moons ago I found a dozen on E-bay for $5/filter. I could not resist and ordered them. Part number is E-3450 BTW....
Forum: Canada 08-23-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By zilik
And here I thought your were referring the the BC...

And here I thought your were referring the the BC Squadron. Bwahahaha.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,261
Posted By zilik
I ordered new cones and cups from Summit...

I ordered new cones and cups from Summit Racing.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tmk-08125
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/tmk-08231
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By zilik
I guess FREE is the operative word here. You can...

I guess FREE is the operative word here. You can get instruction all day long in an RV, specially if it is yours, without breaking any FAA regs. You just can't rent an RV, like a you would a Cessna,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,526
Posted By zilik
Depending on weather I plan on arriving on...

Depending on weather I plan on arriving on Saturday. I'll be alone this year as the wife and I had a miscommunication about dates and she booked clients for the week. I just counted N99PZ's mugs and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,679
Posted By zilik
That's what I did. 2.25", no more, no less.

That's what I did. 2.25", no more, no less.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,674
Posted By zilik
G5 no longer a paper weight

I am glad to report my G5 is now rock solid through all basic aerobatic maneuvers.

The software upgrade to 3.20 worked.

I am now a happy flyer.

Garmin support was very good.

My impressions today...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-14-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,323
Posted By zilik
An old post but the date is soon approaching. Us...

An old post but the date is soon approaching.

Us in the Denver area are planning to fly to Alliance, NE KAIA on the the morning of the 21st.

Heartland Aviation 303-762-5311 is taking reservations...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-06-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,006
Posted By zilik
Jay, Iim betting you could get some printed just...

Jay,

Iim betting you could get some printed just from the graphic DR posted.
Forum: Safety 06-05-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,028
Posted By zilik
Inflate the nose tire to 50psi. Anything lower...

Inflate the nose tire to 50psi. Anything lower and you're asking for trouble.
Forum: Texas (North) 06-05-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,006
Posted By zilik
I wonder how many of the new members know what...

I wonder how many of the new members know what the BC Squadron is?


[ed. A hint....;^) dr]
http://www.vansairforce.net/________delete001/VAF_72%20Jun.%2005%2018.51.jpg

d.r; All these years and I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,014
Posted By zilik
Ditto! Never left me with a dead battery

Ditto! Never left me with a dead battery
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,247
Posted By zilik
In my humble opinion is that an IO-375 would only...

In my humble opinion is that an IO-375 would only be happy with a constant speed prop.

Why install a performance engine and derate it with a fixed pitch prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,460
Posted By zilik
My experience only. The hardest landings I have...

My experience only. The hardest landings I have to make are when the wind is straight down the runway and gusting 30+. I hate that. Two things flaps do. 1. increase lift. 2 increase drag. The gusts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,460
Posted By zilik
Flaps have ZERO influence on nose wheel shimmy....

Flaps have ZERO influence on nose wheel shimmy. Touchdown speed when you let the nose wheel down does.

I land full flaps 98.736% of the time in my 6A. The only time I land flapless is in very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By zilik
You answered your own question. With one mag off...

You answered your own question. With one mag off the combustion is less efficient allowing the still burning mixture out the exhaust. This is perfectly normal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By zilik
I would also suggest using aluminum tube for the...

I would also suggest using aluminum tube for the fuel lines. They will never wear out, are cheaper and much lighter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By zilik
So you want to complicate the fuel system by...

So you want to complicate the fuel system by adding two gascolators, one in each wing root. I must ask why?

The tank drains are lower than the fuel pickups on the ground and in level flight. If no...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 54,143
Posted By zilik
On all the trips I have been on we have all flown...

On all the trips I have been on we have all flown VFR except for the Cayman Islands where a IFR flight was required over Cuba.
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