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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Tracer 10
Fuel selector data plate.

I would like to purchase a data plate. Please check your PM’s.
Thank You.
Forum: RV-4 05-30-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,762
Posted By Tracer 10
Krytox GPL-205 Grease.

Looks like Dan Horton’s suggestion is the way to go.
Thanks Dan.
Krytox™ GPL 205 Grease has a base oil viscosity of 160cSt at 40°C and is suitable for applications where temperatures range from...
Forum: RV-4 05-29-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,762
Posted By Tracer 10
Legacy RV Fuel Valve.

Since first flown in 1994 only had to remove fuel valve twice. The last time one year ago after de-fueling both tanks.
I used 600 grit aluminum oxide sandpaper to lightly polish the cone; cleaned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,669
Posted By Tracer 10
Talking Tom

Praying for a quick recovery and you don’t give the nurses to bad a time.
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,835
Posted By Tracer 10
Aeroshell #5 or #6 grease.

As of May 12, 2022 at 9:52 AM PST Tiffin Aire only has Aeroshell #6 in bulk & will pump it into zip lock bags for shipment.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-10-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Tracer 10
Cork gasket material.

Allison 9732 Cork Gasket Material 1/16"x12"x36"
Brand: Allison
4.4 out of 5 stars 33 ratings
-14% $9.95$9.95
List Price: $11.55$11.55
Amazon
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-10-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 792
Posted By Tracer 10
Fuel Sender cover plate sealant.

I would recommend fabricating your own thin cork gasket & apply a thin layer of pro-seal to both sides of the gasket during assembly; as well as the screws. That way, if you ever need to remove them...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,781
Posted By Tracer 10
Tail Spring.

Have it powder coated.
It’s been powder coated 10 years & no signs of rust.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,461
Posted By Tracer 10
Phillips head screws.

Replace the Phillips head screws with Allen head cap screws.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By Tracer 10
Rocker Box oil drain hose & clamps.

What RocketBob said is the absolute way to stop leaks & seeps.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,761
Posted By Tracer 10
Smile Rocker box drain hose.

3/8” 6000 from AS.
It’s a little thicker wall & does not leak-ever
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,068
Posted By Tracer 10
Oil filler spout.

I carry in the RV6 a one gallon ziplock bag & inside is quart of oil & a empty standard plastic water bottle with the bottom cut off. The threaded end screws into the dipstick tube. Put a couple...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,509
Posted By Tracer 10
Starter squeal.

In the front of the starter housing is a bushing that the Bendix shaft pivots on. You might try lubricating that with some 50 Wt engine oil. On both sides of the bushing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,178
Posted By Tracer 10
O-Ring for fuel selector valve.

[QUOTE=vluvelin;1588191]Dan what is the part number for O ring?[

MS29513-011 O-Ring inside the cap on older brass RV Fuel Selector Valve.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tracer 10
Piston oil ring flush.

I followed this exact procedure on my RV-6 O-320 160HP. On cylinders 1,2 & 4 about 2 months ago. #3 cylinder was new.
It has made a big difference in oil consumption as well as how clean the oil...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-19-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tracer 10
Mt Thielsen Picture.

Mt Thielsen. Elevation 9,184’
Just one of many semi-extinct volcanoes, part of “The Pacific Ring of Fire” along the Cascade Mountains that extend from Southern British Columbia through Washington,...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,891
Posted By Tracer 10
New RV10 Accident Report.

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/12/loss-of-engine-power-partial-vans-rv-10.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Tracer 10
Bendix Mags.

There are a few special tools required as well as inspections, special bearing grease & detailed procedures in the Bendix Magneto Repair/Overhaul Manual. If you have impulse couplings there are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,997
Posted By Tracer 10
SDS O-Ring kit for Intake Tubes.

SDS Aero O-ring Sealed Induction Tube Flanges.
Installed these on O-320 160 HP along with new oil drain hose from each rocker box & new compression clamps. That and Anti-Splat air/oil separator and...
Forum: RV-3 12-11-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,188
Posted By Tracer 10
RV3 Down in Riverside County CA.

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2021/12/accident-occurred-december-11-2021-in.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,226
Posted By Tracer 10
Marine Wheel Bearing Grease.

Sta-Lube SL3121 Water-Resistant Marine Grease - 14 oz. Tub , Blue
Less than $10 on Amazon or your local Wallmart or Auto Parts store.
Been using on a 1994 RV6 & never have had any corrosion.
It...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By Tracer 10
Low Oil Pressure

On my RV6 O-320 160HP I had to replace the Oil Pressure Relief Valve Spring and ball with a new one. It was an older engine and had about 1,500 hours on it since new. This brought the oil pressure...
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,901
Posted By Tracer 10
RV10 Engine failure leads to forced landing. Katheryns Report.

Van's RV-10, N54CT: Incident occurred November 22, 2021 near Grassy Meadows Airport (UT47), Hurricane, Washington County, Utah
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,293
Posted By Tracer 10
Prop grease zerks.

It’s pretty easy to remember “Always grease from leading edge to trailing edge” of the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,674
Posted By Tracer 10
Alternator failures.

After three automotive alternator failures in 10 years. I installed a B & C Alternator & Regulator. 300 hours & zero failures.
Forum: RV-4 10-20-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tracer 10
Alternative Landing Light.

[QUOTE=Levoe210;1563139]My 4 has rectangular old school landing lights in the leading edges that look like they're out of a jeep. One burned out and before I replace it with the same crappy light,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-03-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By Tracer 10
B & C Alternator/Regulator.

You won’t regret switching to B & C.
Excellent reliability & support from this company.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,894
Posted By Tracer 10
SDS Intake pipe to cylinder head. O-Ring mod works Great.

The intake O-ring mod kit from SDS. No Mo Leaks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,215
Posted By Tracer 10
Bendix Magneto Service B.

https://www.airmarkoverhaul.com/Continental

There were a pretty large quantity of defective Bendix distributor blocks that were never purged out of the supply system.
It’s a shot in the dark;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,316
Posted By Tracer 10
Beat Tugs.

PLUS ONE FOR BEST TUGS. SUPER FRIENDLY TO WORK WITH. High Quality and Reliable.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,285
Posted By Tracer 10
Arlington RV8

Very nice write up, pictures & documentation.
Thanks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-31-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,305
Posted By Tracer 10
RV8 trip to Crater Lake, Oregon.

Awesome write up; video & pictures.
At 8:24 on the video is my favorite premier rainbow trout fishing lake. Diamond Lake with Mount Thielsen at 9,183’ on the East side & Mt Bailey at 8,376’on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,418
Posted By Tracer 10
B & C Alternator & Regulator without a doubt is the best.

I agree with Kyle.
After experiencing 2 failures of Alternators (automotive) I installed a B & C Alternator & Regulator. No failures in 550 hours & great customer support when I had a question...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-16-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Tracer 10
Peter, Since you are batting 1,000 I have an O-Ring Question?

I have an older RV6 with the Usher GAS-5 fuel sediment/filter bowl.
The O-Ring that was installed is obviously the wrong size and is seeping fuel under pressure from the electric fuel pump.
To you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tracer 10
Intake pipe seals.

Yes, I understand.
This website sells a kit that includes everything required for installing the intake pipe.
Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tracer 10
Improved induction tube seals.

Thanks guys; that’s exactly what i was looking for.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tracer 10
RFI: Lycoming Intake pipe seals

In the past there was a post about replacing the rubber sleeve that connects the intake pipe to the sump fitting; with a new design that was touted as being superior to the original rubber sleeve...
Forum: COMM 04-01-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Tracer 10
ICOM Problems.

Replace it with a Garmin GTR 200B.
Problem solved.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Tracer 10
Small diameter O-Ring for center shaft on Early Usher Fuel Cap.

Peter,
Since you came up with the part number and source of supply for the large O-Ring. Any chance you have the part number for the small center shaft O-Ring?
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Tracer 10
Thanks for the information.

I really appreciate finding what actual p/n’s are for older usher fuel caps.
Thank You.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-26-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Tracer 10
From Vans Aircraft Website.

“Two styles of O-rings have been supplied in RV kits. They are not interchangeable. They are easily identified by color: older O-rings are black, newer ones are brown. The brown O-rings are generally...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,067
Posted By Tracer 10
Usher Fuel Cap O-Rings?

RV6 Kit completed in 1994 and has Usher Fuel Caps with Black O-Rings. Does anyone have the AN Or MS number for these O-Rings?
VANS Parts Website says they are no longer available and to buy new...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,915
Posted By Tracer 10
O-320 Hard Starting.

I agree with these suggestions.
Also if the spark plug gap is excessive (due to normal wear); it will be very hard to start.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,396
Posted By Tracer 10
Tug for your RV8

https://www.besttugs.com/?matchtype=p&network=g&device=t&keyword=best%20tugs&campaign=1885577956&adgroup=69018062766&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIo_PCwJHy7gIVtR-tBh3c4ARZEAAYAiAAEgJmL_D_BwE
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By Tracer 10
Aircraft Magneto Service

I highly recommend this business.
The are very knowledgeable, professional & fair.
Call Don at 406.five forty three.0695
You won’t regret it.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-16-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,070
Posted By Tracer 10
Trip write up.

Really enjoyed reading your excellent trip documentation.
Thank You
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By Tracer 10
iPad size.

I started out with a Mini for 3 years and then bought a 128Gb 9.7” iPad Pro WiFi and cellular. Running this for 2 years with Foreflight pro-plus.
9.7” iPad Pro WiFi/cellular refurbished $359.95 off...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,477
Posted By Tracer 10
Plus 10 for what David posted. Direct replacement...

Plus 10 for what David posted. Direct replacement for original PAR 36 in leading edge of wing.
Forum: Safety 10-10-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,377
Posted By Tracer 10
EAA 105 (7S3) Tested Canopy Breakers; and this type worked Best

https://www.amazon.com/Lifehammer-Brand-Safety-Hammer-Netherlands/dp/B000BN3A4Y/ref=asc_df_B000BN3A4Y/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312181831593&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6073926784114183482&hvpone=...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tracer 10
http://www.championaerospace.com/assets/AV-14-Jan2010.pdf

http://www.championaerospace.com/assets/AV-14-Jan2010.pdf
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,708
Posted By Tracer 10
Spark plugs for O-320 160 HP.

Champion REM40E massive electrode .016 - .021 thousands of an inch. Use new copper crush washers on plugs & anti-cease on threads; not first 2 threads.
TEMPEST Spark Plugs. 5/8" x 24. UREM38S Fine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,832
Posted By Tracer 10
Behind the ear hearing aids with Telecoil

I went to Costco and purchased their Behind the Ear Hearing Aids; with TeleCoils... I had the technician program an option for using only the Telecoil and microphone turned off. I flew my RV6...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,635
Posted By Tracer 10
Cloud Dancer

Very Beautiful RV8
Congratulations.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,013
Posted By Tracer 10
Your trip write up to Montana & Wyoming.

Beautiful trip & Awesome Pictures.
Thank You.
Forum: Reviews 06-29-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,441
Posted By Tracer 10
Lightspeed Headsets

Are these headsets left in a hot cockpit or exposed to direct sunlight during the summer months?
Forum: COMM 06-15-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By Tracer 10
Garmin GTR 200 Report

We installed the GTR 200 in May of 2018 in our RV6. It works perfectly with our Lightspeed Headsets.
Just wish I knew the newer GTR200R was coming out; although our older King KY97A transmitter had...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-31-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,626
Posted By Tracer 10
Gear Shimmy

We had the same problem with our RV6 a couple years ago.
Maybe you have done this already-if so ignore this.
1. Remove the wheel pant.
2. Jack the wing until the L or R Gear is off the ground.
3....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By Tracer 10
Suggestion.

You might try buckling the seat belts & shoulder harnesses together in the passenger seat when flying solo. Keeps them from flopping around in turbulence or if things go to heck and then smacking you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,840
Posted By Tracer 10
iPad recommendation

9.7? iPad Pro. WiFi+Bluetooth+4g LTE cellular. 256 GB
Amazon.com $300-$375 Refurbished with new warranty. Looks and operates like new.
Mounted on left side rail with a RAM Mount.
Running...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,714
Posted By Tracer 10
From Vans Website.

The O-rings and stem seals around the fuel caps and cap center shafts don't last forever. When they wear, water may leak in with nasty results. Two styles of O-rings have been supplied in RV kits....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,832
Posted By Tracer 10
Thanks Jim for the great information on hearing aids.

Following this closely Jim.
It would be helpful if you could fly in an RV6,7 or 8; to see if you experience these same results in an aircraft that produces louder cockpit noise.
Thank You.
Forum: Tools 03-30-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,253
Posted By Tracer 10
Vividia VA-400 Borescope

Anyone have any current reports on this borescope?
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,164
Posted By Tracer 10
Greasing constant speed prop. Per Manf.

Remove Zirk that is opposite from leading edge of prop & grease opposite zirk with Aeroshell #5. Grease should go from leading edge to trailing edge of prop..!!
Forum: Safety 01-13-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,579
Posted By Tracer 10
Fuel Check Valve installed incorrectly.

Excellent Troubleshooting & Easy Solution.
Good work guys.
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