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Forum: RV-4 04-03-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By Stewbronco
Eyeball vent

Not me but a friend had similar and turned out to be eyeball vent ....FWIW
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Stewbronco
Any pics of internals

Any pictures / details of the structure you made for the " horn "
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,990
Posted By Stewbronco
Cooling shroud

Hi ...not to hijack the thread BUT somewhat related .....I bought an RV4 O-360 that I have converted to Silverhawke injection .How important is mechanical fuel pump cooling shroud ??? The plane had...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-16-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,896
Posted By Stewbronco
Happily pay !

Heh Tom ...I wholeheartedly agree with Steve ...would happily pay for -2 lines fir this application!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By Stewbronco
Save time and money

Ok ....another vote for Tom at TS flightlines!!! I made hoses and realized I should have just used Tom in the first place ....so garbaged them and went Toms hoses ....search this forum and you will...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Stewbronco
You won't regret dealing with Tom

Excellent product,great price ,unsurpassed customer service and knowledge...Tom Is the right guy !! Just going the same route with SS brake lines and already in touch with Tom. Cannot recommend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,672
Posted By Stewbronco
NETHERTHORPE MOD

Hi all ...old thread but looking for info ( drawings / pictures) on the NETHERTHORPE MOD that gussets engine mounts . Originally from U.K. ....many thanks. Stew
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By Stewbronco
I agree

I got 8 flanges and they are GREAT and Larry is a fine fellow to deal with.
Forum: RV-4 02-07-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By Stewbronco
Cowl attachment hinge

Hi ...RV4 ...Need to replace left hand fuselage to cowl hinge as missing one eyelet and now I'd the time as I have things apart . Is there a better spec hinge than the standard Vans supplied one ?...
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By Stewbronco
Check your PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,335
Posted By Stewbronco
3M

Just get the commercially available ones with 3 M adhesive back ...never had one pull off ....or buy 3 M emblem tape at auto parts store and make your own . Clean with Alcohol ......stick on over...
Forum: RV-4 01-17-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By Stewbronco
3 versions. YES

Yes ...3 versions ....050". Then .063" ( mine is #2569 and has these ) ...then looks like .080" or so as I just bought a new set from vans ...PM or email me if you want to know about adding gussets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Stewbronco
Tensile strength comparison

Ok...so I should be able to figure this ..BUT ... what would be the comparative tensile strength between 3 #8 structural steel screws( MS24694 old AN509 ) and 2 AN3 bolts ...?? Shear strength ?
...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By Stewbronco
Mouse milk

" MOUSEMILK " ....
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By Stewbronco
New Canadian Regs 25-11-2020

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=5574&stc=1&d=1607581222
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By Stewbronco
Going to do something very similar

After looking at all the regs and recommendations....I am going with something very similar but a bit more accessible as it will be on the " wall " in the actual baggage compartment up fairly high...
Forum: RV-4 12-02-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By Stewbronco
Thanks all

Many thanks to all ! Going to ponder a bit more before final decision ....cheers. Stew
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By Stewbronco
ELT mounting

looking for some examples of ELT mounting ?! Here in Canada needs to be accessible and manufacturers instructions say to aircraft structure not just skin . .....and a far aft as practicable .
...
Forum: Rocket 11-23-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By Stewbronco
Rocket empennage drawings

Hi ...lookin to get a set of empennage drawings for the RV4 Tail as modified for original Harmon Rocket....happy to pay. Many thanks. Stew
stewhansen@shaw.ca
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Stewbronco
Pictures

Thanks Bill .... I will try and post some pictures . Hole is completely covered with flaps up ....just not used to a fairly substantial hole in skin without a doubler . Reassuring to hear that the "...
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Stewbronco
Flap rod clearance hole

Ok. Another potentially dumb question .....anyone ever put a doubler around hole in fuselage for flap rod ? Thinking of doing exactly that and the " longerin" that floorboards sit on has a relief in...
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Stewbronco
Tinnerman

Going to use tinnerman nuts as not too interested in drilling a bunch of holes in excess of that which is there already . There are a smattering of nutplates already and the web of the " longeron"...
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,055
Posted By Stewbronco
Reintroduce thread

Looking for guidance on RV-4 flap rod clearance holes in floorboards AND fuselage? The existing ones I have seem rather large ....so maybe looking at a doubler to close them up a bit and ensure...
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Stewbronco
Great feedback

Thanks to all .....I am going to go with the tinnerman nuts and screws I think ....there are some nut plates already but for all the reasons posted by respondents above I think pop rivets are coming...
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Stewbronco
All good points

Time and money both departed the project a while ago as major considerations��.....weight and strength never will . Wondering still what other -4 owners have done as serviceability is a consideration...
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Stewbronco
RV 4 floorboards Removable or pop rivet on

Hi ....bought a -4 and needed to get under floorboards for strobe module removal and flap SB . Combination of screws and pop rivets hold floorboards down which is a PITA! Someone mentioned the rivets...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By Stewbronco
Elaborate please

Great question! Please elaborate on the wing root fairing seal ? Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By Stewbronco
Pitot / static lines

Ok ...on the premise there are no stupid questions ,here goes ! Redoing pitot / static lines .....existing lines are clear vinyl " aquarium " tubing 3/8" diameter that adapts down to the 1/4" plastic...
Forum: RV-4 10-30-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By Stewbronco
Locking gas cap retrofit

Hi ....either need to rebuild or change out my old gas caps ( 1990 kit ) for locking version ...any experience based advise on either option would be appreciated.....I know Vans sells parts and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By Stewbronco
Thanks Carl.

Got it ..ATS ....Perfect
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By Stewbronco
ACS?

Great advise .....not sure who ACS is ? ....would you have a link to that ? Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By Stewbronco
RV4 brake bleeder

Hi folks....looking for real world recommendations for a solo brake bleeder . I have replaced my clear plastic brake lines with SS so some of the visual aids is gone . Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-4 10-08-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,458
Posted By Stewbronco
Tailbeacon X on RV4

Hi ....I have a tailbeacon X that I intend to install on RV4. Of course tailbeacon X replaces the existing strobe and weights just a fraction more .... however when I weigh the old bottom fairing and...
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By Stewbronco
Excellent

Great idea ...many thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-4 09-25-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By Stewbronco
going to fill cowl

MANY THANKS to all for responses .....going to fill cowl front with flox/ resin over some exposed screw heads to 1/4" gap and try cowl on/ off a bunch . Will leave filter at least 1/8" over screw...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By Stewbronco
RV4 Aerobatic mods

Ok. So we all know that the RV4 is capable of some fairly credible aerobatics..... but looking to draw on experience here as to what mods anyone might have made in that regard ? I am aware of...
Forum: RV-4 09-18-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By Stewbronco
Adjust cowl

Add filler to cowl ....I would never shim the spinner....
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By Stewbronco
Cowl removal

Agreed ...cowl removal is a definite consideration for me...especially with the composite prop
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,326
Posted By Stewbronco
Spinner to cowl gap

Ok. About to mount new CATTO 3 blade and spinner . Definitely going to be using plane for Aerobatics and I remember how much the spinner in old Decathalon would move when rolled inverted . My gap...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,057
Posted By Stewbronco
Another vote for Tom @ TS FLIGHTLINES

Simple !!! Just call TOM ....ALL problems solved.
Forum: Propellers 08-22-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By Stewbronco
Many thanks

Many thanks to all .....going to make call on Tuesday to Sensenich rep and discuss .......any max RPM restrictions? I take it Aerobatics are ok ? Must get some data on weight comparison ...... ...
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By Stewbronco
3 blade ground adjustable Sensenish carbon fibre blade

Hi .... slight problem with current prop choice ....looking for real world experience with Sensenich 3 blade ground adjustable.....mine will be RV4 WITH 0-360. Thanks. Stew. stewhansen@shaw.ca
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,858
Posted By Stewbronco
Brilliant

Problem solved. Many thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-4 08-12-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,858
Posted By Stewbronco
Thanks Smokey

Great idea on the removable feature for over the battery tunnel ... backpack is excellent idea but I think I have a small vertically orientation flight bag that will be perfect for that area ! Sure...
Forum: RV-4 08-12-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,858
Posted By Stewbronco
More ideas

Many thanks to all. ... this link was sent by a member from VAF ( apologies as I had to delete the email and name escapes me !) ....probably the solution I am going with for side panels...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By Stewbronco
CATTO PROP PROTECTION

Hi all ....looking forward to installing my new CATTO 3 blade on RV4 . Excellent customer service BTW!
Need some suggestions as to best method to protect prop when in hangar especially when...
Forum: RV-4 08-10-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,858
Posted By Stewbronco
Got that one but thanks

Yup ..very handy....looking more for over the tunnel above battery. Many thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,565
Posted By Stewbronco
Make it easy on yourself

Just went thru replacement of hoses that were in service since 2003 and also some changes to fuel system so just package them all up ....SEND THEM TO TOM @ TS FLIGHTLINES and rest easy . As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By Stewbronco
Tom is the best

Go with Tom's recommendation and products ....simply NONE better anywhere and customer service is beyond belief.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,066
Posted By Stewbronco
Rivet expands

FAR from an expert but the rivet expands to fill the hole as a result of the setting process
Forum: RV-4 08-01-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By Stewbronco
Downturn

From talking to several RV people I have the utmost respect for and absolutely know their stuff on this ......it would be safe to say the overwhelming consensus is that a 20 degree down turn from the...
Forum: RV-4 08-01-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By Stewbronco
Me too

I too am no good at posting
pictures here ....I did email all I had to Larry and I think he has a favourite solution. Cheers. Stew
Forum: RV-4 07-30-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,416
Posted By Stewbronco
No room ?

Many great ideas here .....I like the Defrost fan idea but sadly I believe RV4 has no room for such with tip over canopy ... would be different with RV8 fixed windscreen
Forum: RV-4 07-30-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,416
Posted By Stewbronco
Rain

FAR from an expert but I would worry about flying thru rain ....water and electronics seem a bad mix . I know NACA duct is good but invariably going to get water in there I would think . I think some...
Forum: RV-4 07-25-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By Stewbronco
LARRY VETTERMAN

Thanks Bill ....just so happens I got a private message with a phone number and it turned out to be Larry Vetterman! Hard to find a better authority on this exhaust ! What a great gesture on his...
Forum: RV-4 07-23-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,238
Posted By Stewbronco
Vetterman 4 tube exhaust tips

Hi All ....I have an RV4 with 0-360 and Vetterman 4 pipe exhaust. Great set up but I have the exhaust tips with a " downturn " to direct exhaust down into the slipstream......while this has some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 28,032
Posted By Stewbronco
Plenum

I am doing it mainly to off load the force on the upper cowl plus all my baffle seals need a revisit so I have some work either way ....of course intend to seal it well but the transition from inlet...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 883
Posted By Stewbronco
Sam James wing root fairings

Hi ...has anyone got experience with of even pictures of the Sam James wing root fairings ? A search of the forum came up short. Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 28,032
Posted By Stewbronco
I'd buy them

If something were to be produced....I would certainly be willing to purchase ! Especially given the stage of rework on my cowl that I am at . ....I have a PM into the original poster and hope to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 28,032
Posted By Stewbronco
Cowl rings

I realize this is old thread ...but where could a guy get those aluminum " cowl rings ? Thanks. Stew stewhansen@shaw.ca
Forum: Reviews 07-15-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,022
Posted By Stewbronco
TS FLIGHTLINES

Hi all ......I know you have heard it before but Tom @TS FLIGHTLINES has simply the BEST customer service on the planet . Without going into all the details he has taken an extraordinary amount of...
Forum: RV-4 07-12-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,858
Posted By Stewbronco
Cockpit storage

Hi....I know in the day and age of instrumentation and our small panels every square inch counts ....but has anyone done some sort of storage area above the battery between your legs ? I will have at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,568
Posted By Stewbronco
Super nice guy too!

On top of the excellent flutter presentation Carl is a super nice guy and took the time to go out of his way to welcome me to the RV community when I was visiting another RV guru Terry Burch ( super...
Forum: RV-4 07-11-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By Stewbronco
RV7 pictures

Thanks for the link to pictures of RV7 install ...that is so much more room than on the -4 ....I have a solution worked out with a custom brazed fitting at tanks from Tom of TS...
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