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Forum: RV-6/6A 03-04-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The CG is going to more of an issue than the...

The CG is going to more of an issue than the gross weight. Rather than the 340, just go for a parallel valve 360.

For the -7 tail: there are two versions, with the -8 or -9 rudder. The -9 rudder...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I went with a hot-rod billet aluminum reservoir. ...

I went with a hot-rod billet aluminum reservoir. It has the diaphragm under the cap, which I needed since I run DOT4 brake fluid.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP14042012A0004T.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-25-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I just riveted a circle of aluminum to the...

I just riveted a circle of aluminum to the button, has worked great.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP21102017A0001U.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 961
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The canards are a bad example, their premiums run...

The canards are a bad example, their premiums run much higher than the RVs.

As another Data point, when I finished my RV6A I had about 230hrs TT and like 1.5 in RVs (before transition training). ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By WingsOnWheels
All kept flying by 1 $0.50 bolt....what is your...

All kept flying by 1 $0.50 bolt....what is your point?
Forum: Reviews 02-04-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I really like a lot of the Anti-Splat products,...

I really like a lot of the Anti-Splat products, but when it comes to primary structure, I will trust the Vans engineers over TLAR.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,159
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did not do my first flight. There was no one...

I did not do my first flight. There was no one with a LODA nearby for transition training. It would have delayed first flight a month or two to do it myself. So another local RV'r did the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,263
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had the same issue with TKI, refused to rent to...

I had the same issue with TKI, refused to rent to me until I had the airworthiness cert. The airport manager wouldn't see reason. I contacted the EAA, they sent an e-mail which the airport manager...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I went with a longer span (aa little less that...

I went with a longer span (aa little less that 12") and moderate cord (about 2"). Mine hangs off the back of the rudder (not w wedge) and the trailing edge offset is about 1/4". Can't say though...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-19-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a CAD file for my 6A Slider. Email me if...

I have a CAD file for my 6A Slider. Email me if you want it. It won't be perfect, but a start. You can verify measurements on your aircraft and adjust as needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,635
Posted By WingsOnWheels
what airport are you based out of? I'm over at...

what airport are you based out of? I'm over at Aerocountry (T31).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Disclaimer, I don't have one of these, but in...

Disclaimer, I don't have one of these, but in general, the most common large watch-type battery you see will be a CR2032.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Nothing at all wrong with making them pretty if...

Nothing at all wrong with making them pretty if that is what you want, but there are better places to spend your money. The pedals hold up just fine with no coating and look just fine, plus wear an...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-10-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Stewart Cole is great, did my 6A training. I'll...

Stewart Cole is great, did my 6A training. I'll PM his info
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,987
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am adding dual EI and eventually a GPS...

I am adding dual EI and eventually a GPS navigator. I included a spare breaker for this stuff, but the label won't match the rest. Minor, but over time I expect more will change. That is why I may...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Check the ground connection as well. With the...

Check the ground connection as well. With the internally regulated alternations, once they start, they are self-energizing, so there really is no field connection. That "I' terminal is just a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By WingsOnWheels
West marine or a boat store will have them. Even...

West marine or a boat store will have them. Even a decent hardware store.

My tiedown rings are steel. I bought un-machined forged rod-ends and drilled them to size. The ring portion is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,529
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If I could afford a 10 right now I would come...

If I could afford a 10 right now I would come down and buy yours...rusty cylinders and all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I always leave the tail ring on, just in case it...

I always leave the tail ring on, just in case it tips back when I get on the step. Better to hit the ring than the rudder. I do remove the wing tie-downs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That won't work since those holes are not sized...

That won't work since those holes are not sized for a #8. The hole carries the shear load, not the nutplate. You are stuck with the #10. as mentioned, Gen aircraft hardware is probably your best...
Forum: ADS-B 10-22-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,462
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like a settings issue, make sure the data...

Sounds like a settings issue, make sure the data type/rate is set correctly. The Mux instructions included setting. However, the GPS data rate may not be the right one for your setup. Send a quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,870
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They are officially "Amateur-Built" in the US as...

They are officially "Amateur-Built" in the US as well, Homebuilt is just a slang term.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-12-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,186
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you are just looking for the three-view...

If you are just looking for the three-view drawings so you can draw on your paint scheme, the drawings are part of the plans package. You can order a set of plans from Vans.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 348,196
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Great looking RV and great shots as well! I...

Great looking RV and great shots as well! I would love to get some nice airborne photos like that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,408
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Don't forget spares and service/wear...

Don't forget spares and service/wear items:

General list, but varies with equipment:

Service:
Oil
Filter
Oil Pump Screen Crush Gaskets
Spark Plug gaskets
Carb Inlet Gaskets
Forum: Texas (North) 10-06-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,652
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Are those the ones called out for the canopy or...

Are those the ones called out for the canopy or the baffles? I have a bag each since I bonded my slider and have a plenum. I'll have to check, but you are welcome to what you need. However, $10 to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-29-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,861
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can always do a test. Attach the stiffeners...

You can always do a test. Attach the stiffeners with a couple layers of fiber-reinforced or duct tape, see if it helps before you attach with fiberglass. Someone else wrapped their leg with carbon...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,861
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think much of the variation maybe driven by...

I think much of the variation maybe driven by toe-in/toe-out. Also, camber. My left main wears more on the outside than the right. When building, I noticed that the bend in the gear leg was not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,030
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I finally got around to making a mount for the...

I finally got around to making a mount for the backup battery to power the EI in an emergency. The mount also incorporates the fuse and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-24-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,861
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would also check that the bearing preload isn't...

I would also check that the bearing preload isn't too loose. A loose taper bearing will drag and release underload, probably more of a cause than a tight bearing.

I keep my mains at 50psi with no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have had a similar issue here and there when...

I have had a similar issue here and there when reducing power in the pattern. I found it would get worse with higher heat-range or old plugs. I have since put in new intake gaskets, intake...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I replaced the Crow end plates with standard...

I replaced the Crow end plates with standard triangle 1/8" plates. At least on the old crow harness, they were 3/16" thick and the bolt size was larger as well. Swapping ends solved both problems. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,985
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They are talking about the excess material that...

They are talking about the excess material that is not part of the canopy shape, from where it was help in the mold frame. As for the sides, wait until you start fitting it to the canopy frame. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used aluminum nutserts.

I used aluminum nutserts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By WingsOnWheels
use a bucket of sand (or whatever) attached to...

use a bucket of sand (or whatever) attached to the tail with a little slack in the rope, just as insurance.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,743
Posted By WingsOnWheels
https://airworthinessdirectives.com/ Not cheap...

https://airworthinessdirectives.com/

Not cheap though
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,083
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The rod-end on the pushrod is steel as well, plus...

The rod-end on the pushrod is steel as well, plus the weldment itself, so changing the bolt probably won't help.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,050
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Let us know how it goes, I am curious to see how...

Let us know how it goes, I am curious to see how much the engine position changes and if the cowl needs rework.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,611
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I put the GPS antenna inside the wingtip. I...

I put the GPS antenna inside the wingtip. I mounted the Echo and pole antenna to the wing access panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,930
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sorry to post so much, but problem solving is...

Sorry to post so much, but problem solving is something I love to do.

Another suggestion:

Contact Vans and see if they are willing to provide some level of CAD model of the RV-10 cockpit and flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,930
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think the brakes are one of the easier problems...

I think the brakes are one of the easier problems to solve and has been done before. A single brake lever where the linkage is combined with the rudder. Move the rudder by itself, no brakes are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,611
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just use the Echo and be done with it. Then you...

Just use the Echo and be done with it. Then you dont have to touch the lights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,930
Posted By WingsOnWheels
After more thought, the fly-by-wire ide would be...

After more thought, the fly-by-wire ide would be the way to go. The hardware already exists and is available.

A set of the larger autopilot servos could do the job. Just need an interface. I bet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,930
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just throwing out ideas How about rudder control...

Just throwing out ideas

How about rudder control with knee movement from one leg. That same leg would have foot control for brakes, mixed via the rudder control.

The other leg would provide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did the same as the other posters, cranked with...

I did the same as the other posters, cranked with the plugs out until I got pressure.

As for the pressure senders, bleeding them is a waste of time IMO.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just out of curiosity, did you try changing the...

Just out of curiosity, did you try changing the valve core when the tube started leaking? Just wondering if it was the tube or the valve.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a separate audio input jack on the panel...

I have a separate audio input jack on the panel so the passenger can listen to my music or their own (did panel before blutooth was big). I just picked up a jack from fry's electronics (may have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The upside of kitlog is that you also have all...

The upside of kitlog is that you also have all the data locally. So if the website dies, you still have everything. Just make sure you have a backup.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By WingsOnWheels
SCAT is available in 2.5". Wall thickness is...

SCAT is available in 2.5". Wall thickness is 0.098 per the data sheet. You can probably get away with no clamp in that area, so if you can take another ~0.040 off the standoffs it will work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,836
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Did you have a letter of recommendation from the...

Did you have a letter of recommendation from the DAR? That may make a difference as well.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-28-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,617
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I can't help you with the flight (unless you end...

I can't help you with the flight (unless you end up down in Texas), but I think you will love it. Once you fly a stick, you will hate the yoke.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is that something new? Mine are not anodized,...

Is that something new? Mine are not anodized, nor most that I have seen.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,297
Posted By WingsOnWheels
In the US at least, I have not seen any real $...

In the US at least, I have not seen any real $ growth for the RV-12. The LSA market has lost (or not gained) some value since the advent of basic-med.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-26-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 116,208
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I bought them off a guy that sells the new EDIS8...

I bought them off a guy that sells the new EDIS8 connector kits on ebay. He was willing to sell the pins separately. They were cheap enough ($8 shipped for 15) I didn't bother digging further. His...
Forum: GPS 08-25-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,435
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine is on the glareshield as well, with a very...

Mine is on the glareshield as well, with a very light coat of flat black. Works perfectly, don't even notice it. Mine is as far forward as possible, close to center on the passenger side of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-25-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 116,208
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I bought my EDIS-4 module with the connector...

I bought my EDIS-4 module with the connector (cut-off harness) and was able to buy new pins so I could properly re-pin the connector and not have to cut off the key. The connectors are very easy to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Bathrooms are closed, that is why the campgrounds...

Bathrooms are closed, that is why the campgrounds are closed. The main campground is open for self-contained camping vehicles (RVs, campers, etc with their own bathroom). I have been calling pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,841
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have been trying to plan a camping trip to...

I have been trying to plan a camping trip to Petit Jean for a while, but the campground is still closed. At least it was last time I called a could weeks ago. If you end up going, let me know. I'll...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-24-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am based out of T31 Aerocountry. Mine has the...

I am based out of T31 Aerocountry. Mine has the little wheel up front, but I am happy to take you up sometime.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-21-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,059
Posted By WingsOnWheels
What about just mandatory masks on the Van? If...

What about just mandatory masks on the Van? If the airlines can do it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just for comparison, the single-piston...

Just for comparison, the single-piston lightweight blackmax hydraulic bake kits sold by ACS are rated 1000-1500 pounds gross weight.

What is your...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,059
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Last I called a couple weeks ago, the campground...

Last I called a couple weeks ago, the campground was still closed. However, special arrangements may have been made for this group.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,708
Posted By WingsOnWheels
use your free hand to push down on the shaft of...

use your free hand to push down on the shaft of the c-frame so the dies are in contact with the sheet, then hit it with the hammer. Don't hit is with the shaft fully sprung back, it will bind in the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-18-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,798
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here's a picture from when I fit and drilled my...

Here's a picture from when I fit and drilled my main gear towers, just so you know what you are getting yourself into.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP04122010A000ZV.jpg
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