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Forum: Tools 04-14-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Put a dust collector on your grinder. I made one...

Put a dust collector on your grinder. I made one with a fan from a convection oven. The guy at the used appliance place gave me the idea. They have them on the shelf for sale, for repairs.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Stew and Warren, I would like to hear how these...

Stew and Warren, I would like to hear how these perform. What engine and prop are you running? What was the difference you experience with the balancer in place? I am running a O320 with 10:1 pistons...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,526
Posted By Zero4Zulu
If you are looking at a particular house, you...

If you are looking at a particular house, you might just go meet the next door neighbor and see what they think. My experience was very costly when we moved our machine shop (just me working) to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,105
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Went to lunch for the first time since completing...

Went to lunch for the first time since completing my RV rebuild. 23972 Parked next to these guys. They look huge…
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I have similar issues. Does the pressure line...

I have similar issues. Does the pressure line from the pump to the sender need to be bled to get the air out of the line?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Are there any detailed drawings available for...

Are there any detailed drawings available for these? I need one myself. I could make these for others too if knew more about them. What inside of them?
Forum: Painting your RV 03-23-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,254
Posted By Zero4Zulu
23836 The prep work is a lot of work. Scuffing,...

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The prep work is a lot of work. Scuffing, cleaning, cleaning and cleaning before priming. I cut round pieces of Scotch Brite and used my DA sander for scuffing. That worked really well and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,708
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I opened my Hobbs meter and turned it back to...

I opened my Hobbs meter and turned it back to zero. Worked fine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I did this. I think the heat tape adhesive sticks...

I did this. I think the heat tape adhesive sticks better to the glossy paint.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Dylan, Thanks for the reminder! I’m going to do...

Dylan, Thanks for the reminder! I’m going to do that shortly.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I apply some wide masking tape on the fuselage...

I apply some wide masking tape on the fuselage sides where the rear vertical piano hinges are. Saves the paint.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-31-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Congratulations Mike! Nicely done.

Congratulations Mike! Nicely done.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,819
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I was going for a vintage RV look. 20881

I was going for a vintage RV look.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,455
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Plus one on the mini split. Easy to install and...

Plus one on the mini split. Easy to install and very efficient. Bought one for my two shops on line and installed it my self. The air conditioning works great in the summer and you can be more...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-05-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I step outside when adding the micro balloons and...

I step outside when adding the micro balloons and Cabosil to the resin and mix it outside until the stuff isn’t floating in the air. Just keeps the stuff from floating around the shop.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I changed my sump to the more forward carb...

I changed my sump to the more forward carb position but when I bought my RV6A with a O320 B3B (aft position carb) the builder made the FAB work with a custom top plate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,876
Posted By Zero4Zulu
My first solo flight after transition training.

Finally I can contribute to this thread. After a long extensive rebuild of my RV6A, I flew solo last Sunday. What a thrill!
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,385
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I’m wishing for some nice weather in December!...

I’m wishing for some nice weather in December! After getting my first flight done and only a couple additional flights because of bad weather, it’s real torture not being able to fly!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,013
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I made this contraption. I made clips that hook...

I made this contraption. I made clips that hook into the side piano hinges and used Dacron fishing line to wrap around the inside PVC pipe to real up the line and raise the cowel. Also incorporated...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-16-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Sending our condolences Doug and family. Sounds...

Sending our condolences Doug and family. Sounds like she was a wonderful person. Lots of Doctors in your family DR!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By Zero4Zulu
On the front side of the cutting edge of your...

On the front side of the cutting edge of your drill bit, use sharpening stone and make the front of the cutting edge flat. In other words remove the rake from the cutting edge of the drill bit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,420
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Congratulations Joe! Enjoy life!

Congratulations Joe! Enjoy life!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I have a Catto 3 blade 67” 72”pitch. We only have...

I have a Catto 3 blade 67” 72”pitch. We only have a couple flights so far but we’ll get more data soon. Double checked with Catto and they think it is an appropriate pitch for my engine. This plane...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Zero4Zulu
10:1 Compression. Ignition Timing.

My O320 has high compression pistons and the timing is set at 20 degrees. It doesn’t seem to be making the horse power expected. Low static rpm and slow climb rate. What ignition timing are others...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,053
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Yes Jack everything is hooked up. I’ll be...

Yes Jack everything is hooked up. I’ll be sticking the Velcro to the floor shortly and will try spreading the cushions apart to alleviate the interference before I consider any trimming. I sort of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Passenger stick SB

This Van's SB 07-2-6 Says "Affixing the passenger control stick permanently"

My passenger stick has the push button to release/remove the stick. Do I need to change this to a bolt?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,053
Posted By Zero4Zulu
For what I paid for these seats, I shouldn’t have...

For what I paid for these seats, I shouldn’t have to be cutting them.... I’ll be trying to spread them and Velcro them in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,053
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Control Stick interferes with seat cushion.

So what do I do? I have Classic Aero seats and the control stick hits the inside of the seat cutout for the stick, especially in the forward position and it presses against the inside of my crotch in...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,114
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Brilliant!

Brilliant!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,645
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Looks to have a paint adhesions problem...

Looks to have a paint adhesions problem...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 641,171
Posted By Zero4Zulu
George, that is beautiful picture and your...

George, that is beautiful picture and your airplane is absolutely gorgeous!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Mine measures .95" with a scale.

Mine measures .95" with a scale.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,910
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Can't image sawing and filing all those slots....

Can't image sawing and filing all those slots. Here's the my solution to get out of doing that.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I wish there was some variance to the Repairman...

I wish there was some variance to the Repairman Certificate rules. My early RV6A rebuild/restoration has been quite extensive including all aspects of building the plane from a kit. All new systems...
Forum: Oregon 04-09-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,056
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Pacific Metal Company in Tualatin has a remnants...

Pacific Metal Company in Tualatin has a remnants rack right inside the shipping and receiving door. There is usually sheet metal there but you just have to rifle through the stuff to see what’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,876
Posted By Zero4Zulu
These work the same way the Vans cap with the...

These work the same way the Vans cap with the same O-rings and nylon tapered washers. One thing that makes these work so nicely is the little plate under the latch is heat treated hard 440 stainless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,876
Posted By Zero4Zulu
New Fuel caps.

Finished up a couple custom fuel caps for My 6A.

9909

9910

9911

I designed these for easier removal and semi-tamper resistant. I don't have to use a pry bar to lift the lever. They have top...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-26-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,155
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I just rebuilt my wheel pants that were pretty...

I just rebuilt my wheel pants that were pretty beat up and it took a long while building them up and sanding. I bought a new nose wheel pant and wish I had just replaced them all. They turned out...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By Zero4Zulu
[QUOTE=Allan Stern;1504023]How did you make or...

[QUOTE=Allan Stern;1504023]How did you make or whom did you purchase those switch guards?


I own a cnc machine shop so I designed and made them for my plane.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By Zero4Zulu
84718472 My switches are 1.375 below the bottom...

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My switches are 1.375 below the bottom edge of the display. The bottom edge of the display is .875 from the face of the panel. Sitting in the seat the labels are plenty visible.

Well, my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-16-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By Zero4Zulu
8453 I set my HDX recessed into the panel by...

8453

I set my HDX recessed into the panel by making “Z” brackets and cutting the panel opening to fit the bezel periphery. It helped minimize the overhang over my switches.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-10-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,512
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I had a similar situation. I cleaned it up,...

I had a similar situation. I cleaned it up, beveled the edges where I could and added layers of glass both sides of the lamination. Also, in some places added some rivets to help strengthen the area....
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-26-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,244
Posted By Zero4Zulu
If you remove the fuel sensor or the whole cover...

If you remove the fuel sensor or the whole cover you might consider using Socket head cap screws (Allen) for re-assembly. They are easier to remove in a tight space, if you have the right tool.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-23-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Pre First Flight Electrical System Testing

Is there a common practice for testing/verifying the entire electrical system before first flight? Maybe simply turning everything on for a period of time, loading up the system and leaving on for...
Forum: Safety 11-08-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,680
Posted By Zero4Zulu
OK, I’m going to ask. Flame suit is on... Did the...

OK, I’m going to ask. Flame suit is on... Did the engine really need to be torn down from that prop strike? Seems the hit to the prop was so close to the hub that damage to the engine is extremely...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,503
Posted By Zero4Zulu
If you are using the original filter size, trim...

If you are using the original filter size, trim the filter to fit then use Saran Wrap over the pro seal then after the pro seal sets up, peal off the Saran Wrap. Worked for me...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-28-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I would not attempt using this tool on an...

I would not attempt using this tool on an airplane. They show stripping the paint using the drum sanding attachment. Too harsh for aluminum. I chemical stripped mine. Took some time but left the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-16-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,772
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I just bought my paint. PPG Evolution single...

I just bought my paint. PPG Evolution single stage Matterhorn White. 3 gallons with the needed additive, hardener and thinner. 1 gal. Epoxy primer and hardener. 1qt. Blue. A few other items for the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-07-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,231
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I'm painting my RV6A, single stage one color. A...

I'm painting my RV6A, single stage one color. A local painter that has painted multiple RV's told me to buy 3 gallons, so I did. I'll be shooting color shortly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Did you fly near Scio OR yesterday? I heard a...

Did you fly near Scio OR yesterday? I heard a whistling plane and looked up as a RV was hauling *** by and had a defendant whistle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,289
Posted By Zero4Zulu
When removing my rear tank panel, I heated a...

When removing my rear tank panel, I heated a small chunk of steel with a torch pretty hot but not turning color. I then held it against the area I was prying loose. I was able to pry loose and move...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,448
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Perfect timing Scott. I am heading to the paint...

Perfect timing Scott. I am heading to the paint supplier today to buy my paint and supplies. I was dragging my feet thinking about hosing my plane down to prep for paint. I like the idea of keeping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,306
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Congratulations Robert!

Congratulations Robert!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,710
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Just for reference, I just had my RV6A raised up...

Just for reference, I just had my RV6A raised up in the level attitude for wheel pant install. The nose wheel was 3/8” of the floor and the mains were about 4 1/4” off the floor.
Forum: Safety 08-03-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 31,886
Posted By Zero4Zulu
What about the elevator horn stops? Do they exist...

What about the elevator horn stops? Do they exist or did you have to move them?
Forum: California 07-31-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,269
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Try local fabricators or Precision Sheet metal...

Try local fabricators or Precision Sheet metal shops.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,277
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Space Station

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Listened to the Flight Directors presentation today and saw the Space Station fly over tonight. Pretty cool!

Paul, why does the flight path represent a sine wave?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,277
Posted By Zero4Zulu
The book is here!

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Excited to read Paul’s book! Thanks Paul!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-13-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 882
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Wheel Pant Fairings

I have my plane off the ground and level. I have the wheel pants mounted nicely in line and the gear leg and upper fairings in line and finished.

Should I put the plane back on the floor before...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 179,572
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,124
Posted By Zero4Zulu
I'm curious to know what the Engine/Gear mount...

I'm curious to know what the Engine/Gear mount looked like after the accident. Was it bent or did it look intact?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,124
Posted By Zero4Zulu
My Matco wheel has the rubber seal that has two...

My Matco wheel has the rubber seal that has two lips on the seal and it had a lot of drag. I used a razor blade to remove one of the lips on the seal. The wheel now spins freely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,155
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Dale, I looked at that relay too. (Press on,...

Dale, I looked at that relay too. (Press on, press-off) but just decided to put a switch on the panel for the smoke to stay on, if desired. I don’t do aerobatics. I just wanted to be able to output a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,155
Posted By Zero4Zulu
Custom Stick Grips

I had this idea to make my own stick grips. This is what I came up with. Wife says they look retro...
PTT in the back.

https://i.postimg.cc/Whkk7Mfv/Stickgrip4.jpg...
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