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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is the first location...

Here is the first location (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_IO-390) that I found dimensions for the Lycoming 390 engine.

Length: 30.70 in (780 mm)
Width: 34.25 in (870 mm)
Height: 19.35 in...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-15-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,626
Posted By RV6_flyer
Use: To launch / fire missiles. Pax: "I knew he...

Use:
To launch / fire missiles.

Pax:
"I knew he had and liked guns but did not know about missiles.
(NFA item. AOW?) Wonder how the FAA approved this? Wonder what the ATF does after firing a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have done all the things others have...

Have done all the things others have suggested.

One of VAF advertisers had a small diameter countersink cage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By RV6_flyer
For the past 24-years, I just remove the front of...

For the past 24-years, I just remove the front of the wheel pant when I need air. This allows for inspection of the brake pads.
Forum: RV-4 01-14-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By RV6_flyer
The NUT that holds the wheel on to the aircraft...

The NUT that holds the wheel on to the aircraft axle does NOT have a torque spec. Before the hole is drilled in the axle, the wheel and tire are rotated so to have NO bearing drag. Once that is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-12-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been looking for about a year. They show...

I have been looking for about a year. They show up on eBay from time to time BUT they cost almost or as much as new from Aircraft Spruce.

Good luck. IF you can find for half price of new, let me...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like the idea and am considering it for the...

I like the idea and am considering it for the RV-8 project.

The CON that I am concerned with has to do with low engine RPM ground operation not reaching rated output of the alternator. It is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-09-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By RV6_flyer
For Sale Grimes Model S A-2064-12 Tail Light Assy

Sold Noel (https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=7047) and Shipped.

For sale new old stock Grimes Model S A-2064-12 13V rudder nav light assembly. I needed one (1) for a repair and had...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By RV6_flyer
Cons: More / extra work. More time spent getting...

Cons:

More / extra work.
More time spent getting airplane ready to fly.
More weight.
Water / condensate does not have an exit path.

JMHO.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-05-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By RV6_flyer
My preference is Wilkerson retreads when I can...

My preference is Wilkerson retreads when I can get them. IF buying new, I typically like the Goodyear FS II 6-ply rated best. Wilkerson's price was better than Aircraft Spruce last time I purchased...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-04-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By RV6_flyer
https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/catalog/grap...

https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/catalog/graphics/12-00805.jpg

As Patrick says, it works great. I have had one for more than 30-years.

You could also make your own using a heavy chuck of steel...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,066
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not trying to be a smart @$$ or to hijack...

I am not trying to be a smart @$$ or to hijack this thread.

My DIY preheat is shown here. Able to turn heat or AC up or down from an app on my smartphone.

20511

20512
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,449
Posted By RV6_flyer
You got us beat. 30 hangar homes but only 3...

You got us beat. 30 hangar homes but only 3 flying RVs and 3 additional RV aircraft under construction. There are more road bound RV here than there are RV aircraft.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By RV6_flyer
That looks a lot like the clearance I had on...

That looks a lot like the clearance I had on first rudder on my RV-6 that worked well for years (two decades). When rudder was replaced due to cracks, I trimmed the top of the new fiberglass to add...
Forum: COMM 12-31-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By RV6_flyer
My 24-year old RV-6 has a PTT on the stick and on...

My 24-year old RV-6 has a PTT on the stick and on the arm rest both sides. There are TWO (2) for the left seat and two (2) for the right seat. Total four (4). I used two single strand wires for...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-29-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have a paper copy and I would like a digital...

I have a paper copy and I would like a digital copy.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-28-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just a note for Mike. Joe Logie retired and was...

Just a note for Mike. Joe Logie retired and was no longer at Champion. I found out at AirVenture 2021 when he as not at the booth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have a Nest thermostat in my hangar to operate...

I have a Nest thermostat in my hangar to operate the HVAC. I have Google WiFi mesh network so have good internet everywhere. It works great but this info will not be much good for you.
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-27-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used the indicator light circuit to add a...

I used the indicator light circuit to add a buzzer in the cockpit. IIRC, there is also an alarm buzzer in the headphones or at least I hear the tone when the switch fuel tank buzzer goes off or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By RV6_flyer
Joy ride

Weather was too nice not to fly. Went for a little joy ride.

0.5 hobbs / 2.3 Gallons

20116

20117
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By RV6_flyer
I would check with Van's Tech Support. The 390...

I would check with Van's Tech Support. The 390 is a supported engine for the RV-8. My guess is that the IO-360 baffle kit (BAF-8-IO360) may work. IIRC, the Lycoming 390 is a bored out 360 engine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF I need to, I can drain the oil without taking...

IF I need to, I can drain the oil without taking the cowl off. It is NOT difficult to reach the quick drain valve on the oil sump by reaching up under the down beside the exhaust. Slide drain hose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,899
Posted By RV6_flyer
jjmanton: Check out the right hand side of Van's...

jjmanton:

Check out the right hand side of Van's Aircraft website (https://www.vansaircraft.com/). Scroll down a little bit and you will see:

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Sign up and you will get notifications. There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,761
Posted By RV6_flyer
So that everyone can watch the video, here is the...

So that everyone can watch the video, here is the link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf2g_ddMO4o).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By RV6_flyer
four wires into one contact

You will get as many answers for this as you will about what primer to use on metal airplanes.

Before I retired and was working on spacecraft test, we typically would not use one contact for four...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-19-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been using the Chairman AGM-1234T...

I have been using the Chairman AGM-1234T (https://bdbatteries.com/products/chairman-agm-1234t) to replace the Concord XC battery. Same size, spec, and weight but posts are backwards compared to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,749
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like lacing cord for NEW installations where it...

I like lacing cord for NEW installations where it is easy to get at. I use TyWraps typically on rework or where it is just too hard for lacing cord.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By RV6_flyer
I spent the $30 for the SLICK instructions. I...

I spent the $30 for the SLICK instructions. I will be buying the build it kit in the future. Sorta on the back burner or I would have the kit already.

I want to be able to FIX the harness when it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By RV6_flyer
Also, the FAA does not want it modified. ...

Also, the FAA does not want it modified. Laminating it is not acceptable as that is a modification.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-30-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By RV6_flyer
Go to G3i Ignition

G3i Ignition sells plans and parts (http://g3ignition.com/magmod.html)to fabricate an ignition harness that uses auto plugs. IIRC, for $30 they will sell you the info to fabricate with your own...
Forum: Southeast 11-27-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have you tried https://baselegaviation.com/ or...

Have you tried https://baselegaviation.com/ or https://saintaviation.com/?

They are the two shops that come to mind in the Southeast.

RocketBob...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,370
Posted By RV6_flyer
I always buy a couple extra calendars and give...

I always buy a couple extra calendars and give them away to RV neighbor friends. Last year, one of my neighbors with a flying RV-7 that I gave a calendar to as a Christmas present got one of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago, it was reported that crossover...

Years ago, it was reported that crossover exhausts on RVs will make the most power but 4 straight pipes will be the most efficient. Not sure I am a good enough pilot that I would be able to tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By RV6_flyer
Got in a post maintenance test flight. 18245

Got in a post maintenance test flight.

18245
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By RV6_flyer
For my old narrow deck O-320, I have used a...

For my old narrow deck O-320, I have used a Continental Motors carb or fuel injection gasket between the carb and filter air box. Not in the shop right now to see if I can find a part number.

See...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,902
Posted By RV6_flyer
That looks like the one I purchased from B and C...

That looks like the one I purchased from B and C that has been flying in my airplane for over 24-years without issue.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By RV6_flyer
12" numbers are ONLY needed in ADIZ. Last time I...

12" numbers are ONLY needed in ADIZ. Last time I checked, there was NO ADIZ along the US / Canadian border. I have never used 12" numbers going in or out of Canada or Alaska. I have only used 12"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By RV6_flyer
I typically use the hinge pin the holds my cowl...

I typically use the hinge pin the holds my cowl on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,474
Posted By RV6_flyer
Put me on the list.

Put me on the list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,416
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just adding another data point for parts for a...

Just adding another data point for parts for a flying RV and an RV build project.

For the past year, every time I need a part, I add it to my Aircraft Spruce cart. I let it sit there. When I have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV6_flyer
OR UREM37BY I would rather have Tempest spark...

OR UREM37BY

I would rather have Tempest spark plugs over the Champion. I like the nickel plates plug over the painted plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By RV6_flyer
FAA Approved G100 UL engines

So far, the FAA approved these engines (https://download.aopa.org/advocacy/2021/SE01966WI_AML-Amd1.pdf) for use with G100 UL AvGas.
Forum: Northeast 10-26-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By RV6_flyer
I moved out of the area 11-2017. The guy (Rick...

I moved out of the area 11-2017.

The guy (Rick Gray) that started the Ohio RVator group moved just before Yahoo dissolved all the Yahoo Groups. When I last spoke to him, he wanted to keep the group...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-17-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,448
Posted By RV6_flyer
What Karl describes worked very well in my RV-6...

What Karl describes worked very well in my RV-6 for the past 24-years. I also used ProSeal to bond the plastic to the wing of the RV-8 because it worked so well on the RV-6 for 24-years and still...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By RV6_flyer
Like...

Like this:


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-M9gxGQM/0/X4/i-M9gxGQM-X4.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,513
Posted By RV6_flyer
When I ordered my RV-8 fuselage kit, I asked...

When I ordered my RV-8 fuselage kit, I asked Van's Aircraft if they could ship PREPAID and they did. I provided Van's Aircraft with enough money to cover the shipping freight when I ordered the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By RV6_flyer
IO-390 with LONG reach spark plugs. (yellow...

IO-390 with LONG reach spark plugs. (yellow paint between spark plug and rocker box)

I see the automotive plugs and wonder what ignition this engine will have.
Forum: GPS 10-08-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By RV6_flyer
I would not call what you are doing as GPS signal...

I would not call what you are doing as GPS signal splitting. I would call it RS232 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-232) serial daisy chain connection of multiple devices. You want to take the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-08-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By RV6_flyer
25 to 30-years ago, my wing kit came with an...

25 to 30-years ago, my wing kit came with an airfoil shape drawn inside the lid of the wing kit. Instructions said to cut it out and use it to set the wings level with the fuselage. Once the rear...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,749
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am IFR rated but not current. My RV-6 with...

I am IFR rated but not current.

My RV-6 with constant speed prop, can fly a 45-degree down line under redline with a 4,000 FPM descent rate. This is a TEST FLIGHT maneuver that has not been used in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By RV6_flyer
I not only like to have the hinge pin inserted...

I not only like to have the hinge pin inserted but also the other 1/2 of the hinge. I purchased extra hinge so that I always have an assembled hinge (both halfs) with pin when drilling and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Ideal Stripmaster is the way to go. That is...

The Ideal Stripmaster is the way to go. That is what is used in the aerospace industry. If you live in a town where there is an aerospace industry contractor, you may be able to pick up a used set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is another thread about using automotive...

There is another thread about using automotive filters (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=96942&highlight=NAPA+oil+filter&page=2) instead of aircraft filters and IIRC the K & N...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 71
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 15,772
Posted By RV6_flyer
One of my favorite with Lake Tahoe in the...

One of my favorite with Lake Tahoe in the background. (Photo taken by Dan Checkoway)

16471
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,604
Posted By RV6_flyer
Ralph gave you good info on the threads of the...

Ralph gave you good info on the threads of the different brand of filters being the same.

Years ago, I used the three different spin on aviation filters that could be used on my Lycoming over...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,326
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using progressive for 20-years. Progressive...

Been using progressive for 20-years. Progressive is perfect for 93% of everythings I do. Last few pair have been polycarbonate and I like it best. For flying as "Flight Lead" I like trifocal lens...
Forum: Interiors 09-22-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By RV6_flyer
After wearing out aircraft cloth seats in my...

After wearing out aircraft cloth seats in my RV-6, I switched to sheepskin. Plan is to put sheepskin in the RV-8 from the very beginning. Any future aircraft that I build will also have sheepskin...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lycoming has a document...

Lycoming has a document (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SI1070AB%20Specified%20Fuels.pdf) that says what fuel we can use in our Lycoming powered airplanes. There are 3 articles that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By RV6_flyer
I always have had a foam grip on my RV-6 manual...

I always have had a foam grip on my RV-6 manual flap handle. The foam does not last forever. Just replaced the old grip July 2021 with a bicycle foam grip from Amazon....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,512
Posted By RV6_flyer
That trick works great on more than WD-40 cans. ...

That trick works great on more than WD-40 cans. Best money saving tip I have found on YouTube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By RV6_flyer
Belts around my waist only get smaller. V-belts...

Belts around my waist only get smaller.

V-belts only get larger.

I have seen the same belt size from different manufacturers have different lengths even when the part number said they were the same...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By RV6_flyer
For past 24-years, mine have been dry. But as...

For past 24-years, mine have been dry. But as Stephen said, there are products available that could help seal.

I have this sitting in my hangar (I inherited it from my father) that is rated to...
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,342
Posted By RV6_flyer
Charlie has some of the info. My Hartzell prop...

Charlie has some of the info.

My Hartzell prop for an O-320 came with an "Assembly Inspection Check-Off Record" and lists Low Pitch 11.1-degrees and High Pitch 38.8 degrees / 38.9 degrees.

Have not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,249
Posted By RV6_flyer
I tried the E-3322 filter as suggested in this...

I tried the E-3322 filter as suggested in this thread. I also made a NEW bottom plate to fit the filter.

I do NOT like the E-3322 filter. It will fit around the bottom of the accelerator clamp but...
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