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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,511
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The jam nut it a safety device to keep the cable...

The jam nut it a safety device to keep the cable from unscrewing itself from the clevis, so should not be loose.

Do you have electric trim? I see a cable like the manual trim. However, some...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,572
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Given how bad the spar is and the poor build...

Given how bad the spar is and the poor build quality of just the few parts we can see in the photo, I would bet the rest of the build is trash as well (if done by the same person). Do not even...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you don't have one, buy or barrow a squeezer...

If you don't have one, buy or barrow a squeezer (manual or pneumatic) you don't want to use a rivet gun / bucking bar on the fiberglass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,436
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Given the time constraints you noted "weekends...

Given the time constraints you noted "weekends and about 1 week of half days per month" coupled with the fact you have 3 young children, I think build time will be your greatest constraint. When I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,659
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The RV's are cheap to insure compared to many...

The RV's are cheap to insure compared to many other EABs. When I finished my RV6A, I hadn't flown regularly in a decade and had about 250hrs. Full coverage cost me about $1200/yr (Hull, 100k/1M)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,714
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unless I missed it, I did not see what starter...

Unless I missed it, I did not see what starter you have. If the skytech solenoid type, the contacts in the solenoid could be the problem, or starter contactor, or power/ground.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,687
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Did you wrap the balsa in fiberglass cloth? I...

Did you wrap the balsa in fiberglass cloth? I used balsa in mine as well, but is completely encapsulated.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,593
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can stick a straw in the tip, but I like to...

You can stick a straw in the tip, but I like to just put some in one of those need-tip squeeze bottles. That said, I don't think it does much. If anything, maybe dissolves some carbon...maybe.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-12-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,749
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Van's performance numbers are pretty real-world. ...

Van's performance numbers are pretty real-world. You can expect to be within a few knots.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-6/#aircraft-details-2

I am about 1.5 knots slower than Vans numbers, which...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-08-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Are you talking about the AP servo arm travel...

Are you talking about the AP servo arm travel stop/limiter?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-08-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I saw that question answered on the MyPilotStore...

I saw that question answered on the MyPilotStore Q&A. The response there was that is it a digital sensor and does not have an expiration date.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For the radio, your best bet is to spend as much...

For the radio, your best bet is to spend as much time as possible in that airspace. Flying into uncontrolled airports all the time won't improve that skill. I did my primary flight training right...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,522
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My oil temps run low during the winter as well. ...

My oil temps run low during the winter as well. I just installed a set of the cooler shutters, we'll see how they do (haven't flown them yet). My install is not ideal with the shutter on the cooler...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I do suggest you validate any downloaded drawing...

I do suggest you validate any downloaded drawing against the actual install manual. I have found at least 1 error in the Garmin files. That error could also be a, import/translation error as well. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,394
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I designed a "Oshkosh-Rated" rudder gust lock. ...

I designed a "Oshkosh-Rated" rudder gust lock. It is super simple. Works for the wedge TEs, but could be modded for the folded TEs. Pretty easy to make (mostly 3d printed). It is a simple female...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-03-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By WingsOnWheels
SWI is my usual fuel stop and they are doing a...

SWI is my usual fuel stop and they are doing a good job of keeping it that way!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By WingsOnWheels
During the build I kept a sheet of paper taped to...

During the build I kept a sheet of paper taped to the shop door. Anytime I used hardware for a non-plans application (like cushion clamps for wire, FWF stuff, avionics, etc) I would write it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,076
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine is hinges all around, per plans. The only...

Mine is hinges all around, per plans. The only thing I would do differently is add a couple screws at the inboard side of the hinges on the bottom cowl to firewall. I have lost 1 eyelet on each...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-20-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here is what I get with my cruise-pitched Catto...

Here is what I get with my cruise-pitched Catto O-360 RV6A

Speeds are Knots TAS at 8500ft DA

RPM / KTAS / GPH

2400 / 146 / 8.3
2500 / 153 / 9.0
2600 / 160 / 9.7
2680 / 166 / 10.9 (WOT)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,464
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had a similar issue when building my own EI. ...

I had a similar issue when building my own EI. Had one inductive pickup that was not happy. Was find at low RPM, but up above 2600 it would get jumpy and the tach would start to spike. Could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Took off from Aerocountry first thing in the...

Took off from Aerocountry first thing in the morning Friday and made a quick stop up at Sherman for some of the cheap fuel (well, 6.19 cheap...lowest nearby). Headed over to the west side of Ft....
Forum: Texas (North) 07-16-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Space is taken now. Found an RV7 within a couple...

Space is taken now. Found an RV7 within a couple hours
Forum: Texas (North) 07-16-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Hangar space available for RV at T31 Aerocountry (McKinney, TX)

I am not the hangar owner, but my hangar mate is moving out. Another RV would be great. Rent is good for the area, owner prefers single-owner aircraft vs partnerships. Would rather not have all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1, I even dimpled the 0.040 forward floor and...

+1, I even dimpled the 0.040 forward floor and countersunk the angle. A dimple is almost always better than a countersink. On 0.032 I would only countersink if there were no way to dimple.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-12-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The check valve in this application is used...

The check valve in this application is used pretty much like a poppet valve. Just provides some restriction to give a better cutoff and prevent "dribbles"
Forum: Southeast 07-08-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,009
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can't book the RCC directly by yourself (not...

You can't book the RCC directly by yourself (not a hotel per se, but a conference center with lodging). Need to go through the event registration process that Bill mentioned. When the time comes,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It looks like the 3M Paint Protection film I used...

It looks like the 3M Paint Protection film I used in a number of places on my build.
Forum: Southeast 07-08-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,009
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm very excited! Hoping for good weather!

I'm very excited! Hoping for good weather!
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-01-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 151,339
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Looking Great!

Looking Great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm happy to fab something if you like. Have...

I'm happy to fab something if you like. Have pretty much a full machine shop. Can do a metal piece, front engraved plastic (like a trophy plaque), or a reverse-engraved label. Just shoot me a PM...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If this is a 4 or 6. Which it looks like, the...

If this is a 4 or 6. Which it looks like, the tank is very easy to remove. Not counting draining, less than 10 minutes. For the later models, the Z brakets on the back of the tank are a bear. So,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,435
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Removed and replaced this one from an RV6 during...

Removed and replaced this one from an RV6 during the CI recently.

https://i.postimg.cc/k57SV11J/20220405-163243.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-22-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It is not hard to find, don't get hung up on the...

It is not hard to find, don't get hung up on the NEF, just look for the 1 1/4-16. 1.25 UNC means -7 pitch, 1.25 UNF is -12 pitch. They are still a 60 degree thread.

What throws me off on Vans Spec,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By WingsOnWheels
http://www.aircraftspecialty.com

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-09-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This - The best bet is to buy with the overhead...

This - The best bet is to buy with the overhead pedals, or modify for them. The overhead pedals can provide quite a bit of adjustment range.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to note, the vented Earth-X battery is a...

Just to note, the vented Earth-X battery is a different part than the standard earth-X. They don't all come with the vents, the vented version is more expensive. You will also need to modify the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 3,315
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dang, that is a lot more than I would have...

Dang, that is a lot more than I would have expected. My hangar gets a lot of dust. I try to keep the plane clean, but you know how that goes. I'll have to try a before/after flight as well one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,603
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had a college friend out in Texas for a...

I had a college friend out in Texas for a wedding. So I flew down from Dallas to San Antonio on Saturday. From there we flew over to Fredericksburg for lunch and then I dropped him back at BAZ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This looks like the newer rubber seals and It...

This looks like the newer rubber seals and It looks like the inner lip of the seal is not riding on the spacer, but rather forced inward. I would pull the nut and spacer to make sure the seal is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ditto, I love my fly cutter. I was invaluable...

Ditto, I love my fly cutter. I was invaluable during my -6A build. Just clamp your work well and go slow.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This is a little bit of apples and oranges...

This is a little bit of apples and oranges comparison. The Denso 5312 is an iridium plug, while the BR8ES is a common copper-core plug. The better comparison would be the NGK BR8EIX.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Buy the F-6103 OVSZ. That is the only one they...

Buy the F-6103 OVSZ. That is the only one they keep in stock for the -6 anymore. It is 14" tall. Just cut away what you don't need. The panel for the -7 will not work.

Side note, if you do have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Put kitchen plastic wrap over the potion of the...

Put kitchen plastic wrap over the potion of the cap that goes into the filler neck, then install cap as usual.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the new 7 tail on my 6A. It is huge and...

I have the new 7 tail on my 6A. It is huge and the little extra weight out back does not help the CG. As noted by other, the 8 vert and rudder are a good compromise for the 6. The upside of my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,215
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If needed for the hangar: ground, not in motion...

If needed for the hangar: ground, not in motion insurance would be an option for hull. Then just liability for flight. Covers your family against liability and the aircraft against non-flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,740
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am just happy I finally got to do some flying. ...

I am just happy I finally got to do some flying. The weather here has not been great. The few nice days, I have been stuck at work. I changed the oil as well. Sad it calendared out, rather than...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-30-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1, skip the gasket, it is just a leak source. ...

+1, skip the gasket, it is just a leak source. If needed down the road, a heat gun will soften the pro-seal.

Good idea on the RC prop blade, I'll have to give that a whirl sometime.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,552
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I designed the panel for my -6. It is modular...

I designed the panel for my -6. It is modular with a separate support frame. I have been happy with it so far, but also haven't had a need yet to re-panel it. In reality, it is just as easy to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-23-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good to know, and makes sense. Something that...

Good to know, and makes sense. Something that could maybe happen on the ground with no aerodynamic loads only. I know i was able to cause that condition while assembling the control system, but of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,583
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to note, having excessive travel (missing or...

Just to note, having excessive travel (missing or incorrect stop) can be a critical safety issue. With the bell crank arrangement on the -6, it is possible for the bell crank to travel over-center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unlike the mains, the nose pant does not support...

Unlike the mains, the nose pant does not support the nose gear leg fairing. The nose gear leg fairing should have a clamp at the bottom to hold it in place to the gear leg. Flying with the nose...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Another vote for a Kroger sun shade. Best...

Another vote for a Kroger sun shade. Best addition ever for the Texas heat. Also, pick up some cling tint from walmart or the autoparts store. Cut out some squares and stick wherever needed.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-12-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I put mine under the baggage floor with an access...

I put mine under the baggage floor with an access panel.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP16042019A0001H.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm sure it will. Not going to send in right...

I'm sure it will. Not going to send in right now, I don't want the downtime. I'll wait and do it when the aircraft is down for maintenance or condition inspection, or if I am going to be out of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Follow-up. Heard back from Dynon. The failure...

Follow-up. Heard back from Dynon. The failure that results in this notification is an internal failure that requires return for repair.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dynon Skyview Audio Out Failure

On my last flight, my skyview classic audio stopped working and it put up the Audio Output Failure warning. It worked fine on the prior flight.

There is very little information on this failure...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think you are going to have a tough time...

I think you are going to have a tough time finding what you are looking for, but if it helps, the 6,7, and 9 use the same canopy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unless you drop the fancy spacers (machined out...

Unless you drop the fancy spacers (machined out of aluminum for the center bearing support) down into the tail where they are impossible to reach. Yeah, then it takes a lot longer...haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,562
Posted By WingsOnWheels
on the other side. I was looking for some 1/8...

on the other side. I was looking for some 1/8 aluminum plate. Even with shipping ACS was the cheapest I could find (counting the local metal supplier).
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-07-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,846
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The pre-made carpet I received from Abby at...

The pre-made carpet I received from Abby at Flightline Interiors is very light. The baggage carpet can't weigh more than 1.5-2 pounds.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-03-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,846
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have my drawings from when I ordered baggage...

I have my drawings from when I ordered baggage and forward-floor carpets from flightline interiors. Shoot me an e-mail and I can send you what I have. May not be perfect for your configuration, but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This may not be helpful, but doesn't hurt. 6A...

This may not be helpful, but doesn't hurt. 6A O-360 with firewall mounted battery.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP03032013A0004S.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I asked where to buy them, response: Our Simi...

I asked where to buy them, response:

Our Simi Valley Logistics center can quote the parts.

Another mystery solved, off to the batmobile....RV6A
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