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Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Don't worry about and build on. Nothing bad will...

Don't worry about and build on. Nothing bad will become of it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,675
Posted By Norman CYYJ
For temporary chocks I wrap the tie down ropes...

For temporary chocks I wrap the tie down ropes around the wheels.
Forum: California 04-27-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Absolutely great airport. Especially camping...

Absolutely great airport. Especially camping there on the 4th of July. Walk to the beach and enjoy the fireworks. Done it a couple of times. You are right the rock and roll diner has good food.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By Norman CYYJ
After a lot of headache and some verbal language...

After a lot of headache and some verbal language I would never use around women or children.

Need to be careful in your wording, that could be classified as a sexist remark. Lol
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,552
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Get the plane flying true before you attach any...

Get the plane flying true before you attach any fairings. You want as few variables as possible.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Probably best to save your money for a fuel or...

Probably best to save your money for a fuel or other toys. Personally I don't like the touch screen, they are pretty useless in turbulence.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-20-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Paul it best to stay home and wish you were there...

Paul it best to stay home and wish you were there and not wishing that you are on the ground. No need to put your superior flying skills to the test. One of my favorite places to go also and it can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Norman CYYJ
That to me looks like arc or a curve at the top...

That to me looks like arc or a curve at the top of some straight lines. How is that curve called flat?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Paul sometimes I think I am a bit dense. Can you...

Paul sometimes I think I am a bit dense. Can you please explain to me what a flat curve is.
Forum: Autopilots 04-13-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Norman CYYJ
You will TruTrac servos.

You will TruTrac servos.
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Norman CYYJ
You will probably run out of trim control also.

You will probably run out of trim control also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Had the same problem, replaced mechanical fuel...

Had the same problem, replaced mechanical fuel pump, problem solved
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By Norman CYYJ
If clocked in the wrong position it makes it hard...

If clocked in the wrong position it makes it hard to hand prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,618
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Also we don't put gas in our tanks it is...

Also we don't put gas in our tanks it is gasoline. If it was gas we wouldn't get to the runway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By Norman CYYJ
No damage is acceptable. You are building a new...

No damage is acceptable. You are building a new plane not constructing a used wreck!
Forum: Interiors 03-25-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Norman CYYJ
The stuff isn't cheap but won't cost more than a...

The stuff isn't cheap but won't cost more than a set of pre-made cushions (likely much less). They do have clearance sheets that are way below regular price. I used a layered seat and back with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Add $15,000 to the purchase price of either plane...

Add $15,000 to the purchase price of either plane for possible things that might go bump in the night. That way you will be mentally prepared for what ever.
You might get 10 hours out of the engine...
Forum: GPS 03-13-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,468
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Unless the GPS antenna is mounted outside and no...

Unless the GPS antenna is mounted outside and no obstacles are in the way of a clear view of the horizon in all directions all installations are a compromise. I originally said that I had good luck...
Forum: GPS 03-12-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,468
Posted By Norman CYYJ
There is no blockage of the GPS signals unless...

There is no blockage of the GPS signals unless you are upside down. I guess if you wanted to you could mount an antenna on the belly so that when inverted you wouldn't loose the signal.
Forum: GPS 03-11-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,468
Posted By Norman CYYJ
The cables run under the longeron then up thru...

The cables run under the longeron then up thru the roll over and out thru a hole drilled in the roll over channel where the brace attaches. You must route the wires from the top of the roll over...
Forum: RV-4 03-11-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Have you removed the pilot and static line plugs....

Have you removed the pilot and static line plugs. If not a pressure change may have caused your reading error..
Forum: RV-4 03-11-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Have you checked your static line for leaks?

Have you checked your static line for leaks?
Forum: GPS 03-07-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,468
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I have had very good success at mounting the GPS...

I have had very good success at mounting the GPS antennae beside the support member that goes between the roll bar and the top of the baggage bulk head. They are out of the way and always have a good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By Norman CYYJ
You definitely have a leak in your system.

You definitely have a leak in your system.
Forum: Fiberglass 02-27-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I sometimes use the plastic communion glasses for...

I sometimes use the plastic communion glasses for mixing small amounts. Take a ruler and measure off the proper volumes on the side and add and mix. Saves a lot of epoxy on small jobs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,269
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I sat on the living room floor and fluted all the...

I sat on the living room floor and fluted all the ribs and light stuff like that while I healed. Also studied the drawings.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,394
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Normally I would agree with you that it is false...

Normally I would agree with you that it is false economy to invest in cheap goods but if it is a one time use it is not.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,394
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I like white. You can write on it with a fine tip...

I like white. You can write on it with a fine tip sharpie. When you shrink it you now have a nice label on the wire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Winds aren't usually a concern this time of year....

Winds aren't usually a concern this time of year. I don't know of any hangar space but there are plenty of shade ports available.
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,892
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I mounted mine between the pilots seat and the...

I mounted mine between the pilots seat and the fuselage near the seat belt attach point. Easy to test, service and activate in an emergency. If it doesn't servive there neither will I.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-03-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,517
Posted By Norman CYYJ
The prop is constantly changing pitch to maintain...

The prop is constantly changing pitch to maintain the set rpm. If you are at sea level and set the pitch for a set rpm it will be different pitch at a higher altitude. High rpm at a finer pitch is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-02-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,517
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I think the trouble with your idea is that it...

I think the trouble with your idea is that it will change with altitude and or density altitude. Just manually set it for each take off and save yourself some trouble.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,180
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I label the baggage area with a sign max baggage...

I label the baggage area with a sign max baggage 50 pounds. Stops my wife from packing so much.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Better with the wife before you do that!

Better with the wife before you do that!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,150
Posted By Norman CYYJ
You sure it is not just play in the joints where...

You sure it is not just play in the joints where the cable attaches to the trim tab?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By Norman CYYJ
That is the correct part number for the cleveland...

That is the correct part number for the cleveland brake cylinder used on Vans aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Are you squeezing the rivets at the right part of...

Are you squeezing the rivets at the right part of the throw?
Forum: Southeast 10-10-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
Posted By Norman CYYJ
So you want to hire someone to check you out in...

So you want to hire someone to check you out in your RV4 and they will have no control over the aircraft?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I would strongly advise you to wait for the...

I would strongly advise you to wait for the proper parts to arrive. There no rush to get this done, if there is you shouldn't be flying.
Forum: RV-3 10-03-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,367
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I like physically measuring the fuel before each...

I like physically measuring the fuel before each flight and using clock to keep track of fuel. Has worked for me for the last 40+ years
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,063
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I heard of a guy that built an RV8 in his...

I heard of a guy that built an RV8 in his apartment in Hong Kong on the 20th floor. Lowered it all out over the balcony. He now lives in Australia. Now that took some planning. So if there is a will...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,777
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Why is he holding his hand like that at those...

Why is he holding his hand like that at those speeds? FAKE?!
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,444
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Another advantage to the manual flaps is that it...

Another advantage to the manual flaps is that it is extremely hard to pull them on if you are above the max. Flap speed. The electric flaps can be lowered at any speed and ruin your day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Don't buy it unless you can use escrow...

Don't buy it unless you can use escrow PERIOD!
There is a fair RV9a in the Ottawa area for sale also straight VFR.
Was the engine torn down by a reputable shop if not walk away from it, no dont do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,269
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Bunch of short hops. You could fly the RV8, it...

Bunch of short hops. You could fly the RV8, it has the range, is it IFR equipped.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By Norman CYYJ
For lower speeds land on a runway keep the speed...

For lower speeds land on a runway keep the speed up and compare the airspeed indicator with the groundspeed on the GPS. If the windsock indicates calm then the difference between the airspeed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By Norman CYYJ
GRT has had the capabilities of inputting an...

GRT has had the capabilities of inputting an airspeed correction on their air speed calibration page since the introduction of their first EFIS
Forum: Canada 09-15-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I have mounted them on the side panel that covers...

I have mounted them on the side panel that covers the flap arm. Also it doesn't matter what type of rivet you use to fasten them if there is a fire it doesn't really matter you won't be asked.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Is your OAT in a good location and not reading...

Is your OAT in a good location and not reading high because of engine heat that too can cause for inaccurate TAS. You have a lot of variables each one needs to be calibrated to get the proper answer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,781
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Don't try and skimp doing the weighing or...

Don't try and skimp doing the weighing or calculations. Take the time to do it properly and learn. Also do it in a hangar with the doors closed, the slightest breeze will change the weights. I have...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-13-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,061
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Check the COPA web site there is an RV9a there...

Check the COPA web site there is an RV9a there for sale. Its painted yellow and white.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,585
Posted By Norman CYYJ
I think the paper work envolved in making a...

I think the paper work envolved in making a certified plane capable of doing what Jessica requires would far out weigh the time and energy expended to modify an experimental.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,330
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Don't forget, what you slatter on you must sand...

Don't forget, what you slatter on you must sand it off.
Forum: RV-4 08-30-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,942
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Thanks for that.

Thanks for that.
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,942
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Can you please point to me where in the Canadian...

Can you please point to me where in the Canadian regulations that it states that Canadian aircraft no longer require a gascolator. It still states that it is required in the Air Regulations Chapter...
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,942
Posted By Norman CYYJ
If you live in Canada and your plane is...

If you live in Canada and your plane is registered in Canada you MUST have a gasolator.
Forum: Propellers 08-20-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By Norman CYYJ
The only major difference between the two bladed...

The only major difference between the two bladed and the three bladed prop is there is always a blade in the way during maintenance. Other than that it is quieter, better ground clearance and looks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By Norman CYYJ
There was a teen built RV12 done in Tucson. The...

There was a teen built RV12 done in Tucson. The mentors were experienced builders. It was thoroughly tested and sold. They have now started their second build. I think it is a great way to introduce...
Forum: RV-4 08-14-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,773
Posted By Norman CYYJ
When I redid the panel in my RV4 I removed the...

When I redid the panel in my RV4 I removed the battery and put it on the engine side of the firewall. Extremely easy to service and you can reach the terminals thru the oil door if need be.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-14-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,725
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Also make sure that you hold the squeezer...

Also make sure that you hold the squeezer perpendicular to the metal that you are dumpling for minimum distortion.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By Norman CYYJ
The best wing walk material that I have found can...

The best wing walk material that I have found can be bought at a skate board shop. The grit is quit sharp and you will never slip on it. I have never seen it start to peel. Also it it is quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,330
Posted By Norman CYYJ
Check the price at your local machine shop. They...

Check the price at your local machine shop. They might build you one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,499
Posted By Norman CYYJ
As Paul has stated go for the best coverings for...

As Paul has stated go for the best coverings for the plane. What you save in hangar rent in a very few short years would pay for a new paint job for the plane.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,799
Posted By Norman CYYJ
You should increase the size of the circuit...

You should increase the size of the circuit breaker while you are at it. It is too small.
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