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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-19-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By RV6_flyer
My experience has been hit and miss on retail...

My experience has been hit and miss on retail stuff that one can walk away with. Most airplane stuff may be there but not enough to buy and take home. Typically the stuff is there to compare to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By RV6_flyer
When my RV-6 first flew, I use a Rocky Mountain...

When my RV-6 first flew, I use a Rocky Mountain Instruments (http://www.rkymtn.com/) microEncoder as my encoder. This was something that I purchased as a KIT and built myself. It was designed to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-17-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By RV6_flyer
I did not know what an AV-30-E...

I did not know what an AV-30-E (https://uavionix.com/product/av-30-exp/) was so had to search to find out. Here is an image so others can have an idea on what is for sale.

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been using the G5 as my altitude encoder...

I have been using the G5 as my altitude encoder for ADS-B out for over two (2) years. The two G5s in my airplane passed my 91.411 and 91.413 tests with only needing a simple calibration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,961
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just had the largest jump in my liability...

Just had the largest jump in my liability insurance cost that I have seen in the last 24 years. Starting in July the new policy will be $299 with coverage from July 2021 to July 2022.

I am 64,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By RV6_flyer
The G5 as used in our EXPERIMENTAL aircraft can...

The G5 as used in our EXPERIMENTAL aircraft can be programmed by the internal G5 software to do different things. Some items like HSI requires optional hardware in addition to the G5 so that the...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By RV6_flyer
That is NOT normal. Not sure where your info...

That is NOT normal.

Not sure where your info comes about metal locknuts not being reusable but it is false. Metal locknuts, just like nylocks, are reusable if they still provide resistance.

Been...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By RV6_flyer
All the aircraft oils are compatible. AeroShell...

All the aircraft oils are compatible.

AeroShell 15W-50 and Phillips Victory 20W-50 both also have the Lycoming additive just like the Exxon oil does. I would suggest adding one of those two as a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 737
Posted By RV6_flyer
Jay: Been flying my RV-6 with conical mount 320...

Jay:

Been flying my RV-6 with conical mount 320 and constant speed prop for almost 3,500 flying hours over the past 24-years.

Have flown in lots of RVs and the conical mount vibration is just as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,085
Posted By RV6_flyer
25-years ago building my RV-6, I asked the same...

25-years ago building my RV-6, I asked the same question just before the first flight. Added weight in our aircraft is bad but sound reduction is good. Most homebuilders are also COST sensitive and...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,111
Posted By RV6_flyer
I started my build 32 years ago. (1988). I asked...

I started my build 32 years ago. (1988). I asked myself, IF someone gave me this airplane, how much could I afford to fly it? At that time, my answer is $75 a week. I had $75 each weekly pay check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,037
Posted By RV6_flyer
It may be overkill but after several plates...

It may be overkill but after several plates cracking, I make a plate out of titanium I purchased on eBay. My guess is the titanium plate now has over 2,000 hour on it and still looks like new.

The...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-05-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By RV6_flyer
3/8-16 eyebolt. The mothership sells...

3/8-16 eyebolt. The mothership sells (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1622896526-32-678&browse=airframe&product=tiedown-ring) forged ones.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By RV6_flyer
If it were me, I would buy it IF I can get...

If it were me, I would buy it IF I can get insurance, hangar space, and an instructor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like mine with NO friction other than what is...

I like mine with NO friction other than what is already in the bearings. I will tighten till I start to get some friction then back off till the additional friction is gone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,461
Posted By RV6_flyer
I will put my asbestos suit on before I post...

I will put my asbestos suit on before I post this.

About 20 years ago, I overnighted at Rawlins (KRWL). Field elevation 6,817 and runway length 7,000. I thought I had the mixture adjusted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-28-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By RV6_flyer
25 or so years ago when I was building my RV-6, I...

25 or so years ago when I was building my RV-6, I purchased "Bakerseal" from Aircraft Spruce. I still have a LOT left and use it on all NPT fittings.

Not my images but found them on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By RV6_flyer
That is where I purchased mine. Ken and Susan...

That is where I purchased mine. Ken and Susan are great people to deal with.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By RV6_flyer
Some of us that want a G3X would like to see a...

Some of us that want a G3X would like to see a photo with the G3X displayed. Can someone take a photo and post or provide a link to the image of a G3X showing a "G" meter?

Curiosity has got the best...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,734
Posted By RV6_flyer
Jesse: Thank you for posting what I was thinking.

Jesse:

Thank you for posting what I was thinking.
Forum: Primers 05-26-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,456
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lots of different spray guns. Lots of choices. ...

Lots of different spray guns. Lots of choices. Not sure if there is any one gun good for everyone. This is the one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBzrJII-450) that I would like to own.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,650
Posted By RV6_flyer
I purchased mine 24-years ago from Chief...

I purchased mine 24-years ago from Chief Aircraft. Cannot find them on their website anymore but I know FlyBoy Accessories (https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/N-Number-vinyl-graphic-set-p/6001.htm)...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,533
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago, I stopped thinking of it as an...

Years ago, I stopped thinking of it as an "Aircraft" but as an "Off Road Vehicle" and when asked what vehicle the part I was buying was used on, I told them an off road vehicle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By RV6_flyer
I agree. Looking at the photos makes me think it...

I agree. Looking at the photos makes me think it is old polysulfide. (ProSeal (TM) or one of the other commercially available tank sealants.)
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By RV6_flyer
Kitplanes magazine has a comparison of 3-blade...

Kitplanes magazine has a comparison of 3-blade props (https://www.kitplanes.com/three-vs-three/) that you can read on their website if you are not a subscriber.
Forum: COMM 05-12-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,563
Posted By RV6_flyer
Mine has worked well for 23+ years and over...

Mine has worked well for 23+ years and over 3,400+ flying hours. Never had any issues but then again I knew the designer and have visited with him many times when I lived near him.

When flying with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,489
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have flown many of the Oshkosh RV formations (I...

I have flown many of the Oshkosh RV formations (I see my airplane in that photo) and was part of the 15% that said they were not going to be at Oshkosh AirVenture 2021 because of the "lively...
Forum: Tools 05-08-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am one of the guys that has had several #30 and...

I am one of the guys that has had several #30 and #40 EZ-bur tools. They are expensive and break. The blade is supposed to be replaceable but the new tool blade does not work in the old tools and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,171
Posted By RV6_flyer
Three of us are thinking on the same lines. A...

Three of us are thinking on the same lines. A $47.50 solution to a problem that creates bigger problems than the one it is trying to fix.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like seeing the different ELT mounts shown in...

I like seeing the different ELT mounts shown in this thread. My question is what kind of VSWR (https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/the-abcs-of-swr-vswr-reflected-power-and-return-loss) are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By RV6_flyer
I agree that getting it welded local will be the...

I agree that getting it welded local will be the fastest fix.

DWG 33 makes me think the part is WD-816. I would need to go to my hangar and actually find the part to make sure.

10595

10596

Hope...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-18-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have used nails as replacements for 20-years. IF...

Have used nails as replacements for 20-years. IF the nail you get does not work, try another manufacturer. Have seen some nails the same size that work and others that do not work.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By RV6_flyer
To me, it sounds like the plastic cam that opens...

To me, it sounds like the plastic cam that opens the points is worn. A little wear on the points and the cam could give the indications you list.

How many hours have been put on the mags since the...
Forum: Oregon 04-09-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's Aircraft...

Van's Aircraft (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/public/parts.txt) should be able to get you what you want in the size you want.

Go to "The List (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/public/parts.txt)" and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By RV6_flyer
23+ years ago, I just drilled a hole for the...

23+ years ago, I just drilled a hole for the anti-rotation tab into the panel. I used ON / OFF plate that were made to be used with the switches and that covers the hole.

Here is a photo of switch...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,320
Posted By RV6_flyer
I once let my 2003 GMC 4.3L V6 go more than a...

I once let my 2003 GMC 4.3L V6 go more than a year but less than the recommended oil change time. The valves started making noise till the engine warmed up. Added an additive to the oil, ran till...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,320
Posted By RV6_flyer
I follow the manufacturers recommendation because...

I follow the manufacturers recommendation because I want the engine to perform and last as long as the manufacturers claims. Best way to get the life and performance out of the engine is to follow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By RV6_flyer
I did the same as Danny. I got my RV-8 project...

I did the same as Danny. I got my RV-8 project to fit BEFORE soldering in the components.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,480
Posted By RV6_flyer
The only thing BAD I see about the FAA's "new...

The only thing BAD I see about the FAA's "new way" of issuing the Special Airworthiness certificate is that one cannot reproduce or alter it. (photocopy in the airplane and original at home /...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By RV6_flyer
No it has not for the last 20-years I have been...

No it has not for the last 20-years I have been doing it. It is easy to identify what you just drilled out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By RV6_flyer
https://www.ustool.com/includes/work/image_cache/j...

https://www.ustool.com/includes/work/image_cache/jpeg/65049e39b7b8fa5142c074c4fa4d6fb7.thumb.jpeg

That looks like the one that was sold by ATS (https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/main.aspx) and not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By RV6_flyer
I been using something similar made by US...

I been using something similar made by US Industrial Tool (https://www.amazon.com/AVIATION-OIL-FILTER-DRAIN-TOOL/dp/B01HSHEMEW) for 20+...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-28-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used the Rescue Bit to remove a broken Ez Out a...

I used the Rescue Bit to remove a broken Ez Out a 4 or 5 years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,306
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have had MMO in my hangar for as long as I have...

I have had MMO in my hangar for as long as I have had a hangar. I reach for the MMO first when my air tools need oil.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not know everything about CAN bus...

I do not know everything about CAN bus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus) and Garmin may be able to give us the correct answer.

My understanding of the CAN bus length...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 357,377
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like what I see. Only comment that I can think...

I like what I see.

Only comment that I can think of is that Dave Anders has an "Angle Valve" engine. The angle valve engines have better oil flow to the valves and if memory serves me correctly,...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,435
Posted By RV6_flyer
My Robin Wings carb heat muff has been going...

My Robin Wings carb heat muff has been going strong since 1997. The end caps are loose after 3,400 hours so I phoned Rick to buy new ones. He no longer has the website but does support over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By RV6_flyer
I retired from being a DARF 8-years ago so a...

I retired from being a DARF 8-years ago so a current DAR may have more recent info.

Just looked up the new 8050-1 (https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Form/AC8050-1.pdf). (03/21 version)

Box...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By RV6_flyer
What is this capacitor used for? Dynon?

What is this capacitor used for? Dynon?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,755
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been retired 7+years. During my 30+ years...

I have been retired 7+years. During my 30+ years working, we used CLEAR heat shrink almost all the time because it allowed for some inspection of the joint.

Going from memory, heat shrink is all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,145
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been on the fence about going. Not crazy...

I have been on the fence about going. Not crazy about the changes that I will see there because of the COVID restrictions.

UWO emailed out their revised Cancelation policy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,527
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just like the CHEAP sick on card that changes...

Just like the CHEAP sick on card that changes color, all CO sensors that I have looked at has a life limit and will need replaced at some period of time. The Flight Data System one that Mike linked...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-14-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By RV6_flyer
4+ years

My GMU-11 has been mounted and flying on the rear deck for 4+ years. Would need to look in the logbook to know exactly how long.

8372

8373

8374

No interference with the manual trim cable and...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-12-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,905
Posted By RV6_flyer
September 17, 1997

Nothing like posting first flight photo. IF I do some searching, there is a photo of the first landing showing smoke coming off the tires.

8300
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,839
Posted By RV6_flyer
I would go look at the Type Certificate Data...

I would go look at the Type Certificate Data Sheet for the 390 (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/7aa2332bd89bfab3862585370051fd24/$FILE/E00006NY_Rev9.pdf).

It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By RV6_flyer
FAA Order 8130.2J...

FAA Order 8130.2J (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgOrders.nsf/0/501ddb0dbf755726862581670074666f/$FILE/8130.2J.pdf) lists the requirement you state.

Following is a COPY / PASTE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By RV6_flyer
As I understand it, in the EXPERIMENTAL aircraft...

As I understand it, in the EXPERIMENTAL aircraft world, you are required to have an Airframe log. The log should keep track of ALL required inspections.

I like to have Airframe, Engine, and Prop...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,845
Posted By RV6_flyer
It all needs done and you can do all of it. ...

It all needs done and you can do all of it. People like me that likes LOTS of data typically need more than 40-hours to get it. May take something like 75-hours in my case. After the phase I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,935
Posted By RV6_flyer
The indicator light will come on if there is no...

The indicator light will come on if there is no or low power to the LASAR system. The voltage for the light should come from a different circuit.

Your A&P should have a subscription to the Champion...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By RV6_flyer
Going from memory, there are two 3/16 holes to...

Going from memory, there are two 3/16 holes to mount the parking brake valve.

Builder would use two AN-3 bolts and could have plate nuts or nuts to mount it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By RV6_flyer
I just looked up the links for a friend in Europe...

I just looked up the links for a friend in Europe yesterday.

Part I. (https://www.kitplanes.com/so-youd-like-to-go-faster/)

Part II. (https://www.kitplanes.com/so-youd-like-to-go-faster-2/)

There...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,443
Posted By RV6_flyer
Location depends on where everything else is. I...

Location depends on where everything else is.

I would try to have the ammeter shunt in the cockpit if at all possible. There will be TWO (2) wires running to the gauge to tell you current and I like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,498
Posted By RV6_flyer
Why use a diode...

Here is an article (https://resources.altium.com/p/using-flyback-diodes-relays-prevents-electrical-noise-your-circuits) about why a diode is used with a relay.


To make a long story short, the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,706
Posted By RV6_flyer
Between 30 and 40-years ago, we were using...

Between 30 and 40-years ago, we were using Loctite Depend...
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