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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 148,370
Posted By 1Oldguy
Cool reduced exit

I beleive you are on the right track reducing the air exit size. That is for sure if you have the cowling set up for fuel injection with a stock vans intake scoop. On my IO320 I used the intake scoop...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,122
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Nutplates

I put nut plates on my 6 every where I could. Floating ones mostly. Easy to replace the nut plates when needed instead of drilling out the worn hole and retapping it for a bigger screw and this WILL...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-06-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 27,528
Posted By 1Oldguy
So sorry

Our prayers are with you Bob.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,143
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs down T-O Turn around.

Paul you must be a lawer or a physician. Heed the advice of the common man (Doug Rozendaal) and live to enjoy your grandchildren. :D Another thing not mentioned in this thread is lack of control...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,143
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs down TO turn around

Been around this game for a long time and here's what I've seen more than once. Real world engine failure on take off land stright ahead or find you a better spot just off of your noise to put your...
Forum: RV-3 12-14-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,192
Posted By 1Oldguy
Strobe light

Just to be seen better in the day time right! :rolleyes: A strobe on the vertical is not so good on a low wing airplane if you have to use it after sundown. You'll see every flash off of your wings....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 16,461
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Fins

hgerhardt on the right path here. Set an angle value cylinder next to a parallel value cylinder and you will not beleive the difference in the number of cooling fins, more on the angle value...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 20,632
Posted By 1Oldguy
Wink Sam

Darn you Sam. Saw your post on your Legal Eagle, went to your web sight and got bit by the new build bug :mad:. I'm now the proud owner of XL A98 set of plans. My wife will not be happy for me to...
Forum: Propellers 11-14-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,212
Posted By 1Oldguy
Exclamation MT

That MT comment was the standing joke in the aerobatic world back in the late 80's. Really didn't have much trouble with the ONE I had. The fixed pitched wood worked just fine in advanced and...
Forum: Propellers 11-14-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,212
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs down Harmonics

Here's an issue no one has brought up :rolleyes:. Back a few years ago it was THE thing to cut down a metel prop for "homebuilts" to make the them go fast. Not a good thing, yes the planes would go...
Forum: Propellers 11-14-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,541
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Performance Propellers

I have one of Franks props on my 320 powered RV6 and have no trouble showing 360 powered guys my rear strobe light. :cool: I can not waite to get my hands on his new prop shown here. Hey Frank hurry...
Forum: RV-4 11-09-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,022
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Fastback

Outstanding job all around...:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,841
Posted By 1Oldguy
Exclamation Bottom Line

Big brother and the local news stations are watching all of us. A few inmature folks can screw all of us with their "watch me" actions. All of us lucky enough to fly RV's should just be thankful for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,328
Posted By 1Oldguy
Question medical

I guess I'm alittle out of the loop here. I've heard talk of doing away with the medical for private pilots but just thought this was wishful talk. Is this really in the works? I was going to build a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,237
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Pin Door

Hey sorry to hear about your pin door Snowflake. I do not know how it is latched shut but sounds like the door it's self needs to be stiffer. I really have no bulging at all on the back of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,237
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Pin Size

All good input here. Check your hinge pin size, should be a close fit, like hard to push in to the hing holes. Any slop here translates into bulges to the rear of your cowling in flight. The piano...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,773
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Temps

Steve if you doubt your temp readings pull your probs out of the engine, still hooked up and put them in boiling water (212 degrees) and check your readings in the cockpit. Then you'll know your...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-17-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,688
Posted By 1Oldguy
Talking Wright Off

I know you're feeling good now, congrats :). Now every flight can be business related, right......:rolleyes:
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,839
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Traveling Machine

I thought you had made a great trip getting to LOE, shoot you had just gotten started...:rolleyes:. Great post on your odyssey. Are these RV's great traveling machines? They are worth all the effort...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-11-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,361
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Paul

Paul was a gentleman I always wanted to sit down with and pick his mind. One of those outside the box guys that made sense. We have all lost here. RIP Paul.....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-09-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,776
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up LOE '11

Russ & Russ put on a great event, thanks guys....:) On the other hand "Mother Nature" didn't do such a great job...:( We did have one couple show up out of the gray muck Saturday evening in time for...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-28-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,851
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Outstanding write up

Great write up and the pictures tell the story. Between the layers can be a very loney place to be with no good plan. :confused:
Pierre's rules are golden. :)
Forum: Painting your RV 09-23-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,430
Posted By 1Oldguy
Question Time

I can not guess how much time you have in masking. I used four colors and was sick of masking tape before I was done. You are a very patient man Rob. lots of cool ideas here to add to your already...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 32,487
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Firewall

Very nice but that firewall is outa sight :eek:. Out standing:D.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,730
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs down Shimmy

I too balanced my wheel pants to help stop my gear legs from shimmying. Gear leg stiffener put on during the build. After balanced still got some shimmying but better. Then I started playing around...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,514
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Guthrie Fly In

Yes I'll be there. Looking forward to meeting you and talking RV's. The "Badlands" was our first long cross country in the 6, now my wife has the RV grin also and mine is even bigger than before.:D...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-14-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,514
Posted By 1Oldguy
What?

What's the Coanda effect :confused: I too would like to see pictures of Jim's fairing. Thomas any clean up of your airframe will help make your plane more efficient/faster. But as your mods increase...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,496
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Badlands

Put this fly in on your list to make for next year! The Vettermans know how to put on a good one. Thanks Larry and Kathy. :):D
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-05-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,514
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Racing

Well you do have me thinking now. My competitive jucies are starting to move around. Maybe next year. Got to get my canoe fairings on and a new fairing for the tail end made this winter. Got to love...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,514
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thanks Bob, I'll take a look.:eek: What happens...

Thanks Bob, I'll take a look.:eek: What happens when one gets lost in one of these cross country races? I have been know to get just a little bit, let's say disoriented, from time to time. Hate to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,514
Posted By 1Oldguy
The leading edge of the exhaust ramp rolls up...

The leading edge of the exhaust ramp rolls up into the engine compartment making a smooth transition for the air to follow. There really is no seal just a good tight fit. The first version of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-01-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,514
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Vetterman Fairing

Maybe I just need to post a few more photos of the "Vetterman Fairing". It's not a hard project if you don't mind fiberglass and have an eye for carving foam. Then fill and sand then fill and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-01-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,514
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Vetterman Fairing

The louvers are for additional cooling air to get out. If you'll look at the first photo you'll see there are spaces on each side of the exhaust tunnel. These spaces scavenge more air from inside the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-31-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,514
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Vetterman Fairing

While nearing completion of my RV6, I saw pictures of a fairing Larry Vetterman made for his plane. The idea of the fairing was to reduce the noise inside the cockpit. The side benefit was a several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,775
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs down Hangers

I'll have to agree with Gary Zilik on the method to hang exhaust pipes....tubes to the sump and everything moves togather as a unit. What was pictured may work for a short time but it's just a matter...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-24-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,811
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs down Tail

The 6 vertical is the best looking by far of all of "Van's" tails, works good so why mess up a good thing :cool:. Just my 2 cents worth.....
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-22-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,586
Posted By 1Oldguy
XM weather

Well I took to long to build my 6 and all my black boxes are out of date and can not / will not receive XM weather but work just fine other than that short coming. What I am looking for is the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-18-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,792
Posted By 1Oldguy
Static Port

Yes I know this horse has has been ridden alot buttttt I need to know, Has there been a revision of the static port location from the orginal RV6 plans? Having trouble with my altitude hold and the...
Forum: Safety 04-29-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,253
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Safety Culture

Doug I'm on board 100% with your "safety culture" post. You have learned well Grasshopper.....:D
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,468
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up Cost

Lot's of good replies from all on this subject. "GusBiz" has his head on right and a great attitude about his build. If you can find the money and time build your dream. I have an idea what my 6 cost...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,594
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up remote oil filter

The remote oil filter is the only way to go, in my opion :D. Takes almost all the mess out of filter changing when you are doing an oil change.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,487
Posted By 1Oldguy
Canopy cover

Cheapest canopy cover :eek:, what's your canopy worth? I have one made by "Flightline Interiors" for my six that is wonderful. Price wise I have not a clue how it compares to other makers, this is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-09-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,733
Posted By 1Oldguy
Dan/Doug

Sorry about the slip up but us oldguys have "SQUIRREL" are short comings. Sounds like you have a handle on your carb woes. I'll try to do better on the name thingie Dave......:D
Forum: Fiberglass 01-09-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,931
Posted By 1Oldguy
Fiberglass

I agree with "Newtech" Steve is right Van's glass is a good starting point. The great thing about fiberglass is about the only limit to what you can do with it is your imagination. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-08-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,733
Posted By 1Oldguy
Delta Romeo Warm

Dan you got a mixture knob on your pannel? Carb jetting problem not where to look. You may have an air leak in the system that might be leaning things out to cause the higher temps. Next consider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,319
Posted By 1Oldguy
Plans built RV6

Thanks for all the kind words about my RV. I'll try to fill in some details about it with the short version. When you bought your RV6 plans (or any homebuilt airplane as far as I know) they are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-13-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,099
Posted By 1Oldguy
Take off RPM

What RPM's should I be seeing on take off? I just started flying my new 6 with an IO 320 airboat mod engine, fixed pitch wooden prop. Right now best I can do is 2,240 rpm on take off. Goes like stink...
Forum: Safety 11-29-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,225
Posted By 1Oldguy
Comparison

Any one use both the Xaon and the Monroy? I like the foot print of the Monroy the best with the outside antenna not blocking the view. Bottom line does one work better than the other? Going to get...
Forum: Propellers 10-31-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,515
Posted By 1Oldguy
Catto New Magic

Reiley you teasted us about your new Catto and inquisitive minds want to know how it went? More details on the "magic" and a photo or two would be wonderful. Hope it lived up to your...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-27-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,447
Posted By 1Oldguy
1500'

David Watson is on the money, great words of wisdon. What's the saying, "there are old pilots and there are bold pilots but there are no old bold pilots". Use common sense and do not try to "mess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,099
Posted By 1Oldguy
Paint, when?

Impatience in my mind is the simple reason not to paint before first flight. Wanting or needing to go to a paint shop miles away is understandably a good reason to fly then paint. The best reason NOT...
Forum: Northwest 10-17-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,660
Posted By 1Oldguy
Need details

Is the cabin for sale and are the roads plowed in the winter?:p
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,788
Posted By 1Oldguy
Rudder trim

Skunk Works has a simple easy to install rudder trim that loads up springs on your rudder peddles, no add on wedges.... Another option not so easy to do but works great is add a washer (top and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,838
Posted By 1Oldguy
Self Rightous

Let's all back up and read what "Ship Chief" had to say. The man was right on the mark. In this day of more lawers than ambulances I could not believe what Delta Romeo posted "I spun the aileron...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-23-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,413
Posted By 1Oldguy
Jacks & Traffic

Looking at buying a jack for my 6. Considering the screw jack for RV's in the Spruce catalog and the bar jack from ElDorado Aviation. Any one have a better idea or an opinion on my two choices?

Next...
Forum: RV-4 09-13-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,772
Posted By 1Oldguy
Canoe Fairings

Any one have any close up pictures of Dave Anders canoe fairings he put on his aileron hinges on his altra clean RV4? I have only found one not so good photo searching the web. I would like to make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,117
Posted By 1Oldguy
It's rumored LL aviation fuel days are numbered....

It's rumored LL aviation fuel days are numbered. I know of serious testing going on in Ada OKlahoma with auto fuel being used in Lycoming engines of all perfixes and suffixes and it seems to be...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,124
Posted By 1Oldguy
Alternate-air is a good thing. Remember "Murphy"...

Alternate-air is a good thing. Remember "Murphy" is alive and well. Ice on/in the inlet is one thing but ice on the air filter can also be a problem. How about the one in a million bird strike that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By 1Oldguy
Thumbs up I never thought about the air load on the flaps....

I never thought about the air load on the flaps. I too get 45 to 47 degrees just running the flaps down till they stop. That far down there really is not much of an over lap between the leading edge...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By 1Oldguy
Flap down limit

I have installed the Van's electric flaps and now they go down what I think is to far. I have read about the leading edge of the flaps hanging up on the wing trailing edge :mad:. Would like to avoid...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-28-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,653
Posted By 1Oldguy
Balance job

Thanks for the information and good to know I didn't dream this up:rolleyes:. Think I'll waite till after a few flights to see what happens. Good idea Kyle. Just waiting for the "feds" to show up and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-28-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,653
Posted By 1Oldguy
Balancing wheel pants?

Can not remember when (several years ago) I read an artical about balacing wheel pants on Whitman style landing gears.:confused: This helped take out the shimmy they tend to have at some point in the...
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