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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,704
Posted By echostar7
I have worked engineering dispositions, good...

I have worked engineering dispositions, good catch.
Do you have any other suggestions for what he might do, aside from calling vans for support which is what I would have done first.:cool:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,704
Posted By echostar7
Cold work the dent flat, take care not to damage...

Cold work the dent flat, take care not to damage the adjacent hole. Inspect for cracks at the rework.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By echostar7
The vans builder support line recommended ca...

The vans builder support line recommended ca push-pull so I will give them a try.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By echostar7
My thought was I'm not reinventing the wheel here...

My thought was I'm not reinventing the wheel here or should not need to. The bracket is the standard one sold by vans for a carbed o320, I have that and the carb. If I knew what the dimensions were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By echostar7
throttle cable throw help

im changing to MA-4SPA as I have mentioned in other threads,
I have an A-1550-0430 Throttle cable from aircraft spruce, it is push-pull bulkhead type cable at both ends with 3.37" stroke which...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By echostar7
That looks great I like the simplicity of just...

That looks great I like the simplicity of just bolting angle clips on for your attachments, but I think the $30 vans bracket will work for my e2a, if not It will be modified to work.

I also ordered...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By echostar7
yeah that is exactly what I need, just need to...

yeah that is exactly what I need, just need to find the hardware as well. to do something similar to this:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By echostar7
Hardware/brackets for MA4SPA o320 rv6?

How Is the throttle and mixture cable mounted typically, custom bracket off of the engine case? Is there a kit that can be purchased for this?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By echostar7
whats the difference in MA-4SPA P/Ns???

I am looking at buying a new MA-4SPA for my O-320-E2A engine, but there are several marvel PN's associated with my engine,

10-3678-32
10-5009
10-5217


what is the difference other than price on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2022, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By echostar7
https://i.ibb.co/qFDjZ4K/20220423-122054.jpg...

https://i.ibb.co/qFDjZ4K/20220423-122054.jpg (https://ibb.co/qFDjZ4K)

Only issue with this location is the aft clasp clashes with the servo above. So some fitting is required
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By echostar7
100% baro alt fail on perf report

I did about 30 minutes in and around the local airport to check out new GRT sport EX EFIS install which is now providing encoder duties to my microair transponder over serial connection. On the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-17-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 36,360
Posted By echostar7
I put the boroscope in to look at the seals...

I put the boroscope in to look at the seals around cyl 1 and 3 with cowl on, behind cyl 3 this segment is kinked downward, and maybe isn't sealing from airflow.
https://i.imgur.com/fBnZfZe.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 36,360
Posted By echostar7
I see cht reaching 450 on climbout on a not...

I see cht reaching 450 on climbout on a not super hot day, ~80F at WOT, on Cyl 1 & 3. I am going to check for leaks and the airseals and try reducing power during climb sooner. I already have one...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,471
Posted By echostar7
Cool it shouldnt need any sealant NPT threads shouldnt...

it shouldnt need any sealant NPT threads shouldnt leak on a new drain. you can put EZ-turn on them but i dont think its needed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,117
Posted By echostar7
You can try out planelogix if you're willing to...

You can try out planelogix if you're willing to pay for the subscription, otherwise I think you will have to roll your own, I use Google drive as a simple digital backup for the logs
Forum: Propellers 10-20-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,656
Posted By echostar7
The rear bulkhead will warp with out having the...

The rear bulkhead will warp with out having the spinner to support it.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
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Views: 3,150
Posted By echostar7
When I bought it was 72" I need to recheck though...

When I bought it was 72" I need to recheck though now with the changes I have made to various equipment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,996
Posted By echostar7
Learned that you should not ground run the engine...

Learned that you should not ground run the engine with the spinner off... Have a new rear spinner bulkhead on order from the mothership, one side of it has warped.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-24-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By echostar7
it turns out one of the screws holding down the...

it turns out one of the screws holding down the panel on the flap actuator tunnel was stopping the actuator. so now it will go down to 40. but still it does not work how its supposed to per the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-20-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By echostar7
Thank you dave

Thank you dave
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-19-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By echostar7
Yes it worked well until recently when I was...

Yes it worked well until recently when I was testing my new grt screen that was just installed.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-19-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By echostar7
Possibly, but we haven't been able to figure out...

Possibly, but we haven't been able to figure out what is wrong with the showplanes system, I have talked to showplanes and it isn't really something that can be worked on over the phone they just...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-19-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,374
Posted By echostar7
Electric flap plans

My 6 has electric flaps and the thumb drive of plans I got from vans does not seem to have the plans for this optional install. Can anyone send me the plans for this. I need to see how it is supposed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By echostar7
yes it is a homemade part but I think it is...

yes it is a homemade part but I think it is necessary as it is now because the hinge pins are very loose and will slide out of the hinge without much effort, is that normal for the lower pins? an...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-03-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By echostar7
missing lower cowl hinge pin retainer bracket

on my -6 cowl, the lower cowl bottom hinge pins have retainer clips which are not welded on, holding the handle end of the hinge pin and they screw in to the lower cowl with flush screws and a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,500
Posted By echostar7
Showplanes Flap position switch failure

In the process of figuring out which unlabeled circuit breaker was what on my new panel, while actuating the flap, I pulled the flap breaker. the FPS no longer works correctly :confused:.

pressing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By echostar7
Just get a normal flight review, the 1 hour of...

Just get a normal flight review, the 1 hour of ground instruction you are required to have for a FR is money well spent. In the course description it says "Completing this course in advance of your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By echostar7
There were some discounts on all the efis...

There were some discounts on all the efis packages, I would wait. I had a quote for my sport 7EX package that had a 15% discount.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-03-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,547
Posted By echostar7
I think one thing being overlooked about the tbi...

I think one thing being overlooked about the tbi being a drop in replacement are the requirements for fuel filtration. the TBI requires a fuel filter of 40 micron or finer to be installed to protect...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 188,561
Posted By echostar7
first time I have seen VGs on a RV before. What...

first time I have seen VGs on a RV before. What is your stall speed with them?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By echostar7
I was hoping I could leave the cylinder side...

I was hoping I could leave the cylinder side alone for this, but maybe that was wishful thinking
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By echostar7
Lycoming intake hose replacement

I'm ordering replacement intake hoses, PN 69603, all 4 exhibit cracks. How difficult are they to to replace?
https://imgur.com/a/Xhp9yGx
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 49,298
Posted By echostar7
2nd owner, first time filter is getting replaced...

2nd owner, first time filter is getting replaced after 7 or 8 years I think.
https://i.postimg.cc/hGsrg5TP/20200509-163815.jpg
Forum: COMM 02-16-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,719
Posted By echostar7
I asked for a radio check today and it was loud...

I asked for a radio check today and it was loud and clear to whoever responded at the field. It may be a different story though for artcc miles away, I'll inspect the coax connections for damage,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,146
Posted By echostar7
Eventually I want to put in the AoA dynon probe,...

Eventually I want to put in the AoA dynon probe, so I would appreciate the photos as well
Forum: COMM 02-15-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,719
Posted By echostar7
FL760 , transmissions are 1/5

I flew today and I was told that I was broken and barely readable on the radio but I could receive very clearly. I tried two different headsets and there was no change in my transmissions clarity....
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-09-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,413
Posted By echostar7
awesome looking panel, what is left to be done?

awesome looking panel, what is left to be done?
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,626
Posted By echostar7
I had my mechanic mount it aft of the baggage...

I had my mechanic mount it aft of the baggage bulkhead here because I did not want to see the antenna!:D
https://i.imgur.com/8cHyA9f.jpg
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 01-07-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 28,354
Posted By echostar7
Same case for rv6, I learned from my time in...

Same case for rv6, I learned from my time in glider flying to get the nose down quick to make that turn possible
Forum: Southeast 11-09-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,811
Posted By echostar7
any pictures from the fly in?

any pictures from the fly in?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,600
Posted By echostar7
in my transition training for the 6 we did...

in my transition training for the 6 we did takeoffs with half and full flaps, and I routinely take off with 1/2 flaps. It really is a non issue, and I think I get off the ground earlier. I am not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,600
Posted By echostar7
Saturday I flew in to Ridgeland (3J1) and tried...

Saturday I flew in to Ridgeland (3J1) and tried my best at helping with the restoration effort ongoing with the glider club's G103. After several hours of wetsanding I was ready to fly home and rinse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,290
Posted By echostar7
installed new aero classic tires friday (okay I...

installed new aero classic tires friday (okay I did none of the work, but I learned how to do it) on the RV6, flew to Allendale for cheap fuel :cool:, Then I practiced take offs and landings on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,869
Posted By echostar7
thanks but I want a new one considering how much...

thanks but I want a new one considering how much of a pain it is to replace.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,869
Posted By echostar7
wheres the best place to order a PC680 battery? I...

wheres the best place to order a PC680 battery? I see they are on spruce +$18 shipping & batterymart with free shipping
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,277
Posted By echostar7
i carry one of those orange lifehammers in my...

i carry one of those orange lifehammers in my mapbox. hope I never have to use it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,286
Posted By echostar7
I ferried it home across 4 state lines in only 2...

I ferried it home across 4 state lines in only 2 hours :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,532
Posted By echostar7
learn on a RV-6 with Jan in Okeechobee FL, it...

learn on a RV-6 with Jan in Okeechobee FL, it should be acceptable by comparison for insurance purposes.
Forum: Job Board 08-06-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By echostar7
Thumbs up Thanks for the clarification, please adhere to...

Thanks for the clarification, please adhere to above as well,:cool:
Forum: Job Board 08-06-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By echostar7
RV6 cfi wanted Mt Airy VA area or SAV, GA

I recently purchased an RV6 based in Mt Airy, and I want to get my 10 hours of dual time required for insurance to solo. CFI must have at least 500 total logged flying hours, 100 hours in ...
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