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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,323
Posted By RV6_flyer
I only purchased mogas twice from the same...

I only purchased mogas twice from the same retailer. They have been in business for more than 40-years and sell other petroleum products like heating oil from their own trucks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,323
Posted By RV6_flyer
Used the search function to find this thread. It...

Used the search function to find this thread. It appears to have started 3-years ago.

Fuel is not available on my home field.

I had a neighbor that moved away that used 93 ethanol free car gas in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,051
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's aircraft will have been in business for...

Van's aircraft will have been in business for 50-years since their first visit to Oshkosh with an aircraft. As I type this, they are the largest aircraft kit manufacturer in the world. At least I...
Forum: COMM 05-15-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have an old RST panel mount intercom in my...

I have an old RST panel mount intercom in my airplane. IT has a auto out signal that I ran to a 3.5 mm jack in the airplane. I use a MP3 recorder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,140
Posted By RV6_flyer
Looks like what I have been doing except I have a...

Looks like what I have been doing except I have a Clevis at the front also. This would be a lower cost option and less than an ounce more weight.
Forum: Reviews 05-05-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By RV6_flyer
I hate to add another negative comment to a bad...

I hate to add another negative comment to a bad situation but I had it take over 10-days for a credit to post to my credit card last month from another vendor. Not sure why but charges on cards post...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By RV6_flyer
5-years ago with I purchased my G5, I did a...

5-years ago with I purchased my G5, I did a similar test. I had the G5 connected to a 13.8 volt regulated power supply for a little over 2-weeks. Every time I walked over to the unit and changed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is on page 57 of this manual...

It is on page 57 of this manual (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/IOM-IO-390-C%20Series%20-%201-31-17.pdf).

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Thank you DuckDuckGo for helping me find this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have two G5s in my RV-6 going on 6-years. I...

I have two G5s in my RV-6 going on 6-years. I have pitot/static connected to both. My understanding is that it will work as an attitude gyro without the pitot/static connected. There is an option in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By RV6_flyer
I learned a long time ago, the most important...

I learned a long time ago, the most important thing about an airplane is to make it as light as possible. I typically will do a little extra work to save weight. Anything I add to an airplane that...
Forum: RV-15 05-02-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,327
Posted By RV6_flyer
The FAA aircraft Registry...

The FAA aircraft Registry (https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NameResult) will most likely list the RV-15 aircraft shortly after it takes flight. The Registry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,814
Posted By RV6_flyer
No key but I have a lock that goes on the...

No key but I have a lock that goes on the throttle. I use a Master hardened digital combination lock. I think I purchased the throttle lock from Sporty’s 25-years ago and sourced the pad lock at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
Posted By RV6_flyer
I just found it. I was going to post the link...

I just found it. I was going to post the link but you beat me to it.

I am unable to turn ANNOUNCEMENTS on for Van's Aircraft YouTube channel.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-01-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By RV6_flyer
Same technique I have been using in my RV-6 for...

Same technique I have been using in my RV-6 for almost 25-years. Mine are not this pretty and are NOT painted. Mine are just bare leftover scrap aluminum.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-30-2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By RV6_flyer
Differences make the world go round. 10-years of...

Differences make the world go round.

10-years of using an EFB and I do not want to go back. I had WAC charts for the whole country and several "Flight Guides" to cover the country.

I am very...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By RV6_flyer
I also see the screen in the top above the rubber...

I also see the screen in the top above the rubber gasket.

I purchased replacement screen and gasket / rubber seal from Aircraft Spruce. There were two different filter screens available. Either one...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By RV6_flyer
The thumbnail images made me think that it was...

The thumbnail images made me think that it was for an antenna but looking at the larger images, it may have been a liquid waste disposal for in fight use.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By RV6_flyer
The 390 engine for the -14(a) has been north of...

The 390 engine for the -14(a) has been north of $40K USD as far back that I can remember. Lycoming had two price increased in the past 9 months that has amounted to 25%. Been watching Lycoming...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-15-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By RV6_flyer
The FFI group in the Charolette area dissolved...

The FFI group in the Charolette area dissolved but there is a group in Ohio. The River Rats have put on Clinics but I do not have any knowledge of when the next one is. Bulldog flight typically...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,142
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Skytec 149NL does not have the problems the...

The Skytec 149NL does not have the problems the light weight starters have. The B&C is also a good starter.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By RV6_flyer
Low and Slow Smokehouse

115 NM to KJNX (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KJNX) and you will find the Low and Slow Smokehouse (https://www.lowandslowsmokehouse.com/).

After securing your aircraft, walk through the terminal...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,837
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am curious on how the 90 was fabricated. I...

I am curious on how the 90 was fabricated.

I have been using a purchased US Industrial Tool very similar for over 20-years. I have not found anything better for me and my airplane.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been doing electronic spreadsheet logs for almost...

Been doing electronic spreadsheet logs for almost 25-years.

The pilot log gets copied by hand into a pilot logbook. (spreadsheet does all the math) The spreadsheet looks just like the paper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By RV6_flyer
The GMU11 works with my G5 very well in that...

The GMU11 works with my G5 very well in that location on my RV-6 and has for over 5-years.

We live close enough to each other that we can get the airplanes together to compare if necessary.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By RV6_flyer
I trust the engineers at Van's Aircraft. The...

I trust the engineers at Van's Aircraft.

The platenuts already have a locking feature. The access to the hardware is poor and safety wire would be more trouble than it is worth.

The RV-4 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,401
Posted By RV6_flyer
There are no restriction on the 7663 blade and...

There are no restriction on the 7663 blade and Hartzell hub on the 320 / 160 HP Lycoming engines. TCDS P-920...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,991
Posted By RV6_flyer
Some of us have been flying RVs for more than...

Some of us have been flying RVs for more than 20-years. I started using Foreflight in May 2011 when I got my first iPad 2. The money saved on buying paper charts and pilot guides would pay for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,202
Posted By RV6_flyer
You are where I was 20-years ago. At that time...

You are where I was 20-years ago. At that time I was looking at the difference between Kelly, Champion, and Tempest (or some other throw away spin on filter).

Champion was more expensive but when...
Forum: California 03-22-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By RV6_flyer
Typically GPS direct. If unable, north through...

Typically GPS direct. If unable, north through Newhall Pass, Willow Springs Race Track, then Tehachapi. (KWHP VPNEW VP654 KTSP) The pass east of Tehachapi has lots of windmills and one can fly...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's does make some of their own exhaust...

Van's does make some of their own exhaust systems.

Vetterman's Exhaust has gotten their heat muffs from Robbins Wings. Rick Robbins no longer has his website but still makes heat muffs and parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,401
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have flown my RV-6 with a Kitfox a number of...

Have flown my RV-6 with a Kitfox a number of years ago for almost an hour. Marc hit the main problem my airplane had doing this. At the lower speed on the back side of the power curve, there is not...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,268
Posted By RV6_flyer
I mounted my GMU-11 over 4-years ago. I did not...

I mounted my GMU-11 over 4-years ago. I did not use nutplates as they were magnetic. I used the Garmin supplied hardware (stainless steel) so as to not have anything that would cause an error.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-13-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,933
Posted By RV6_flyer
That is the way I have always turned my...

That is the way I have always turned my externally regulated overvoltage protected B and C alternator on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,453
Posted By RV6_flyer
Aluminum price

Some of us that are retired live mostly on our investments. Yesterday, I received a "Thoughts on the Market...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By RV6_flyer
Nav: 1.30 COM: 2.1 DSP: 1.20 I do not have a G3X...

Nav: 1.30
COM: 2.1
DSP: 1.20

I do not have a G3X but am using a GX60 to provide the data. Have not had any issues with tuning NAV or COM frequencies. The GX60 database (latest version available is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-07-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,239
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sam and Dan both hit the nail on the...

Sam and Dan both hit the nail on the head.

Continuous power only removes extra parts that cause failure points. An added switch adds failure points. The extra short section of wire, two extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By RV6_flyer
My intercom has an auto out jack installed in the...

My intercom has an auto out jack installed in the airplane. It and an adapter cable can be plugged into your GoPro for audio. I use it with an MP3 recorder to capture radio and intercom data on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,342
Posted By RV6_flyer
Oly: The link I posted will give SOH and SOC of...

Oly:

The link I posted will give SOH and SOC of lead acid batteries without discharging the battery. Would be nice if something was available for other chemistry batteries.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,603
Posted By RV6_flyer
For the last 24-years, I have used nothing but a...

For the last 24-years, I have used nothing but a vibratory cleaner like shown in figure 11 in the linked document on spark plugs.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,342
Posted By RV6_flyer
Is there a battery tester...

Is there a battery tester (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TC3GK9D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1) like the one I use on my AGM battery that can test the health of the Earth-X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-03-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thanks for posting this. Both G5 that I have do...

Thanks for posting this.

Both G5 that I have do not have batteries installed but can be powered up from my Essentials Bus directly off the main battery. Both have S/N that are much lower than the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,428
Posted By RV6_flyer
July 2021 was 13%. In years past (going back 30+...

July 2021 was 13%. In years past (going back 30+ years of my RV involvement), increases have been about once a year at around 1% more than inflation.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By RV6_flyer
It appears that EIS and mags are the only option...

It appears that EIS and mags are the only option on the YIO-540 but the other engines (all four cylinder engines) have three (3) ignition options.

In the not too distant past, only one P-Mag with...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,316
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been following this thread. I do not remember...

Been following this thread. I do not remember reading about anyone suggesting the FAA (https://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/airman_education/aerospace_physiology/) PROTE (Reduced Oxygen Training...
Forum: GPS 02-22-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By RV6_flyer
May want to check with some of the HAM Radio...

May want to check with some of the HAM Radio types.

I use a stand alone GPS (https://byonics.com/gps) for my 2-meter APRS tracker. It is inexpensive but only 4800 baud.

A DuckDuckGo search for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By RV6_flyer
I sold my smoke system after years of formation...

I sold my smoke system after years of formation flying. I typically used a 5-gallon bucket pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,453
Posted By RV6_flyer
Labor costs are a big factor. At the present...

Labor costs are a big factor. At the present time, labor costs in the Philippines and Brazil are a fraction of the USA. After that, the cost to run the facility will come into play. A DuckDuckGo...
Forum: Interiors 02-19-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By RV6_flyer
A lot will depend on who you talk to. They...

A lot will depend on who you talk to. They (https://www.foambymail.com/seats-and-cushions.html) say good seat foam will last 12-18 years.

I am driving a 19-year old truck. To me, my opinion is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By RV6_flyer
They should have gave you a temporary certificate...

They should have gave you a temporary certificate just like a temporary pilot license. The Repairman number will be the SAME as your Pilot number. Both are AIRMAN certificates.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By RV6_flyer
Ken is giving you the correct answer. Aviation...

Ken is giving you the correct answer. Aviation Products was the option for full swivel RV tail wheel up till the time Vanís introduced theirs. I built my RV-6 with the Aviation Products tail wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By RV6_flyer
MEL...

MEL (https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=1224) is located in Texas and he is the best DAR in Texas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 15,453
Posted By RV6_flyer
Good to hear. I ordered a piece of STOCK a few...

Good to hear. I ordered a piece of STOCK a few week ago and it just shipped this week. Some of that stuff I can buy from Aircraft Spruce. They had a larger piece than Van's and was a little more...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,007
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lycoming Service Instruction 1462A

Everyone else has already said everything I think I would try first.

I am thinking it may be time to do Lycoming SI1462A...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,741
Posted By RV6_flyer
I surrendered my DAR when I retired and moved out...

I surrendered my DAR when I retired and moved out of Kalifornia back in late 2013 early 2014.

In the past, the program letter could be found in the latest version of AC 20-27...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,845
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here...

Here (https://www.nord-lock.com/insights/videos/reusing-nord-lock-washers/) is what Nord-Lock has to say about the reuse of their washers.

I will not comment on other type washers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By RV6_flyer
Some of us knew we did not want that problem when...

Some of us knew we did not want that problem when we built the wings. All the inspection cover screws and platenuts were changed to the same size.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,714
Posted By RV6_flyer
I checked calibration on my O-320 the first time...

I checked calibration on my O-320 the first time I added oil. 4-Quarts on the stick = 4 quarts into the empty sump. 6 = 6 and I stopped calibration. (Stick = Lycoming Oil Fill Gauge)

I add...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By RV6_flyer
There are many different ways to test battery...

There are many different ways to test battery capacity.

I recently started using a new fangled battery tester...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By RV6_flyer
So true on sitting as high as possible. I added...

So true on sitting as high as possible. I added 1" to my seat bottom years ago and landings improved.
Forum: Formation Flying 02-12-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is a group...

There is a group (https://www.facebook.com/Bulldog-Flight-Formation-Team-1473277926326659/) at KPBF that I know. Other than heading into Texas or Atlanta, not sure what to say. Wizz may know more...
Forum: COMM 02-08-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By RV6_flyer
There was an ARCHER COMM antenna design that was...

There was an ARCHER COMM antenna design that was marketed years ago. They were designed to be VERTICAL mounted in a fiberglass tip on top of the vertical stabilizer. Many T-18 guys had good luck...
Forum: RV-10 02-07-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF it was a FLAT location, I would say to...

IF it was a FLAT location, I would say to slightly countersink each side and then set a solid rivet. Once set, take a rivet shaver and cut the outside down flush with the skin. Countersinking only...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By RV6_flyer
Going from memory, there are two different...

Going from memory, there are two different starter ring gears. 122-tooth and 149-tooth. Both have the same diameter.

The 122-tooth is thinner (front to back) than the 149-tooth gear. I have put a...
Forum: COMM 02-05-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By RV6_flyer
The battery can and has been replaced by users. ...

The battery can and has been replaced by users. I have a T-18 friend that did his in a GX-65 years ago. I did mine in my GX-60 years ago. I have photos somewhere. There was a write-up posted to...
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