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Forum: International 04-14-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,227
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks for your comments Steve. We have quite a...

Thanks for your comments Steve. We have quite a few of our RVs just supported by a strap at the rear, and yes, one thing is to make sure that it is positioned on a bulkhead. On the mains we have...
Forum: International 04-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,227
Posted By DeeCee 57
donaziza, on your...

donaziza, on your request:

https://youtu.be/d4d2aI0W8Ok

woz quite windy today... the whole rig can extend more, and doesn't normally dance that much :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1, same here

+1, same here
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By DeeCee 57
Great stuff :cool: PS One thing I've been doing...

Great stuff :cool:

PS
One thing I've been doing for a while and set aside as a future "substitute", is RC flying :o
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,227
Posted By DeeCee 57
MacCool, actually not too expensive (LSZF is a...

MacCool, actually not too expensive (LSZF is a reasonable place :)), running at around $400/month. But, like on all airports here, landing fees are charged... again ok here, about $10 a...
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,227
Posted By DeeCee 57
http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_0794-640.jpg htt...

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_0794-640.jpg

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_0770-640.jpg

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_1089-640.jpg

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/img_0806-640.jpg

http://www.a...
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,227
Posted By DeeCee 57
Stack ‘em Up (...RVs)

A teacher of mine told me once, too many years ago, that the country I live in has the shape of a cowpat. Centered on the old continent, but not really part of Europe politically speaking. Overcrowed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By DeeCee 57
All due respect Mickey, but u probably mean...

All due respect Mickey, but u probably mean injected aircraft piston engine, wild guess, still well below 1/2 of the aircraft piston engine population ;)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-09-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By DeeCee 57
many years on AC and non AC uni rooms... they’re...

many years on AC and non AC uni rooms... they’re all ok (no luxuries), bedsheets and smallish towels provided. North oriented non-ACed ones are ok, as for the South ones, well, just spend more time...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By DeeCee 57
Glenn, save your back :o As usual a 30’’ search...

Glenn, save your back :o

As usual a 30’’ search returns quite a few, one of them:
Forum: Rocket 04-07-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 98,543
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for the reply titanhank :cool: Nice to see...

thanks for the reply titanhank :cool:
Nice to see that John’s original is still around and given some TLC. Sure like the exterior paint as well, nice job 👍🏻
Forum: Rocket 04-07-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 98,543
Posted By DeeCee 57
lookin great titanhank, love the CF look :) Now,...

lookin great titanhank, love the CF look :)

Now, comin from a foreigner, a genuine query: my ship sports 2x G5s as well, along with a magnetometer and OAT sensors... and backup battery on each of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By DeeCee 57
or using a single steering link...

or using a single steering link...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By DeeCee 57
The limit is when one is hitting the rudder stops...

The limit is when one is hitting the rudder stops :D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By DeeCee 57
... and in the rest of EU its called TMZ (Xpdr...

... and in the rest of EU its called TMZ (Xpdr Mandatory Zone), been in use for a few years now...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,606
Posted By DeeCee 57
a trait of VAF... There might be more answers to...

a trait of VAF...

There might be more answers to your question, but IMHO the two most important ones are:
- early detection of oil contamination, I call it On Condition Maintenance. As an example, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By DeeCee 57
:eek: Quite frankly, bearing the brand, was...

:eek:

Quite frankly, bearing the brand, was suspecting something like that. And yes, I clicked the link...

Gonna stay with my excellent Flyboy Accessories TW for now, thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By DeeCee 57
My 2ct... I've had my share of stuck or sticking...

My 2ct...

I've had my share of stuck or sticking valves over the years, 3 on the smaller Contis, and one on a Lyc 320. Happened in flight on the Contis, and on the ground in the form of morning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By DeeCee 57
not sure it was a positive reaction from Dick......

not sure it was a positive reaction from Dick... he’s always been very cautious and never advocated any RV as the ultimate aero gun.

There is a major reason as to why the vast majority of unlimited...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,122
Posted By DeeCee 57
Tim, here’s Lycoming write up:...

Tim, here’s Lycoming write up: https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Suggested%20Maintenance%20Procedures%20to%20Reduce%20the%20Possibility%20of%20Valve%20Sticking.pdf

And here’s a pretty...
Forum: Rocket 03-30-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By DeeCee 57
Disclaimer: I'm in no way Rocket knowledgeable...

Disclaimer: I'm in no way Rocket knowledgeable :o

What I know is that there are no stick range of motion published for RVs. One builds or assembles the aircraft, then measures, adjusts and marks the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By DeeCee 57
others will sure join in with their solutions and...

others will sure join in with their solutions and advice... in the meantime...

I have hardwired power supplies for two cameras on my ship: Power is supplied from a separate 3A CB to a dedicated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,191
Posted By DeeCee 57
I don’t call them whatever, pointless as they...

I don’t call them whatever, pointless as they don’t bulge anyway. I just screw em, in or out with either screws or bolts.
Couple of em thingy as spares hanging on a hanger in the hangar :D

Popcorn 🍿...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By DeeCee 57
Correct. Of note: been flying my carbed O-360 in...

Correct.
Of note: been flying my carbed O-360 in ice conductive weather more than once, but never encountered carb ice... standard Van's airbox/filter.
Regarding the ability of leaning, yes, there is...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-28-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By DeeCee 57
Chris, I reworked my riveted panel 3x now......

Chris, I reworked my riveted panel 3x now... spent countless hours on my back with the manual flap lever on one side and the removed right stick trunnion on the other, both happily working their way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,625
Posted By DeeCee 57
nothing... Since I'm retired (:D) I try whenever...

nothing...

Since I'm retired (:D) I try whenever possible to avoid the crowded skies associated with increased collision risk we encounter on a beautiful week-end as such around here.
Went RC flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,494
Posted By DeeCee 57
wished I invented the stuff... That would pay...

wished I invented the stuff...

That would pay for loads of popcorn :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,924
Posted By DeeCee 57
Which nerves :confused: 40+ years of flying, some...

Which nerves :confused:
40+ years of flying, some Ks hours in said years, took care of all nerves I still had :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1. Had the same manufactured from some angle...

+1. Had the same manufactured from some angle bar, works perfect.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,109
Posted By DeeCee 57
Walt, with all due respect, not gonna call that...

Walt, with all due respect, not gonna call that science:


Hopefully meant as "lesser" in the value of used numbers ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,109
Posted By DeeCee 57
Kay, I guess it will help some, to a lesser...

Kay, I guess it will help some, to a lesser degree. Proper flying technique helps tremendously :D

I am running a tire P of 25-30 on my -6.9 with -7 gear and stiffeners... and just suffered 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By DeeCee 57
mmmh... yep, pretty good. “High Flight” on our...

mmmh... yep, pretty good.
“High Flight” on our side of the Pond ain’t bad either ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,897
Posted By DeeCee 57
been using aluminum BBQ pans such as those...

been using aluminum BBQ pans such as those...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-19-2021, 04:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,655
Posted By DeeCee 57
and so do the other RV models :D

and so do the other RV models :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By DeeCee 57
Neither will I :D Any kind of serious...

Neither will I :D
Any kind of serious crosscountry flying will, one day or another, require all controllability, including that tailwheel steering...

My tale, here goes:
Some 30 years ago, whilst...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By DeeCee 57
Wise move :D And no, though ticking all the...

Wise move :D
And no, though ticking all the boxes, mine ain’t for sale... good luck in your quest, you will not have any regrets ;)
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-15-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,983
Posted By DeeCee 57
good stuff Flyboykelly Was surprised of hearing...

good stuff Flyboykelly

Was surprised of hearing so little about the coolest -8 on the planet. That explains :)
I'll sure be following your progress, but will not be able to comment or like any since...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By DeeCee 57
and more questions coming ;) an RV8 (my...

and more questions coming ;)

an RV8 (my favourite of the RV’s).
- why? Looks? Get a flight on that -8, I bet your -6 was flying better, as in more responsive and agile, with the same performance on...
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By DeeCee 57
AFAIK today’s date is March, 11th of 2021... so...

AFAIK today’s date is March, 11th of 2021... so much about your warranty.
My 3 blade MT was factory painted yellow, and I would not want it any other way.

Personal advice, have it painted whatever...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By DeeCee 57
neat triplane :D

neat triplane :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By DeeCee 57
cool footage Hermann! Thanks for the work and...

cool footage Hermann!

Thanks for the work and the publishing. Regards to the gang :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By DeeCee 57
very very nice to have ;) Dual G5, GNX375, with...

very very nice to have ;)

Dual G5, GNX375, with GAD13 + 29, and GMU11 on my ship: for my taste and wallet, a perfect and affordable combination. Density alt on ground, TAS and wind data when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By DeeCee 57
Jake’s idea wins hands down ;) How cool is that?...

Jake’s idea wins hands down ;)
How cool is that? Fit your beloved RV with skis, fly to your favorite resort, remove skis from said RV, hop into your boots, strap skis and enjoy the powder snow :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By DeeCee 57
Guys, my post above is not intended to be...

Guys, my post above is not intended to be provocative... I’m the first one to love the sight of a smoke trailing RV, the more so if engaged in airshow flying :cool:

The remark is just food for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By DeeCee 57
You bet... and Earth’s population is looking...

You bet... and Earth’s population is looking forward to breathing that additional free for all pollution source in :(
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-03-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By DeeCee 57
First, keep it a tailwheeler.... saves a lot of...

First, keep it a tailwheeler.... saves a lot of weight, flies faster and better, and of course looks infinitely better :D

Good list on weight saving items, methinks missing the battery, the EarthX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By DeeCee 57
located in the same mini country as Mickey...

located in the same mini country as Mickey ;)

Ordered 2 pieces of 3ft hinges, an oil separator, and misc screws on 02/25/21... shipping $43.94 UPS exp, triangular package delivered a couple of hours...
Forum: RV-4 02-26-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By DeeCee 57
thread drift :o +1 on that:

thread drift :o

+1 on that:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By DeeCee 57
have one installed on my baby... gotta say, would...

have one installed on my baby... gotta say, would not install one myself.
Basically never used it since a couple of throttle movements sprays enough fuel for the engine to always start on the 2nd...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-25-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By DeeCee 57
been flying an -8 for a few hours lately... And...

been flying an -8 for a few hours lately...
And now love my -6 even more :D

Shields up and bracing for incoming flak ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,349
Posted By DeeCee 57
unhappy Logten Pro user :( About 12 years back...

unhappy Logten Pro user :(

About 12 years back bought the iPhone version, don’t recall the price precisely, but was around $75. Then bought the desktop (Mac) for another $135...

A few years later...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By DeeCee 57
been using the Xnaut, as mentioned by Amir above,...

been using the Xnaut, as mentioned by Amir above, for a couple of years now. The iPad mini is well cooled by the Xnaut and held in the right position by a short RAM mount. Having a dual USB outlet...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,013
Posted By DeeCee 57
I’m also ordering 99% of my needed stuff thru...

I’m also ordering 99% of my needed stuff thru ACS, and have all the items listed in their wishlist.
Click them when needed and they are in the basket, pay, and presto they’re on the way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By DeeCee 57
Devils advocate biting ;) A tailwheeler is de...

Devils advocate biting ;)



A tailwheeler is de facto a better XC machine than a nose dragger... usually lighter and less draggy, e.g. more efficient.
Now about those passengers of yours :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,477
Posted By DeeCee 57
Jesse, having a similar problem here, any...

Jesse, having a similar problem here, any feedback on the outcome?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,323
Posted By DeeCee 57
have the foldable tow/push bar from ACS, original...

have the foldable tow/push bar from ACS, original fork with original length bolt, works good.

For pulling my mighty mount over longer distances, I use a waterski rope and handle tied around the TW...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-12-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,380
Posted By DeeCee 57
... and to add to the discussion, here's one more...

... and to add to the discussion, here's one more point:
Recycling!

Are the components, batteries et al, used in your future e-RV recyclable, yes/no, at what cost, at what energy?

Illusions, more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-12-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By DeeCee 57
Chris, talked some about fuel systems in this...

Chris, talked some about fuel systems in this thread https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191331

The original builder designed the fuel system with dual el pumps and a return line for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By DeeCee 57
well, my ship sports 1 engine driven + 2 facet...

well, my ship sports 1 engine driven + 2 facet pumps, all of em 2005 vintage. One of the facet is used for take-off, then switched off in the cruise, the other one is then switched on for...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-11-2021, 02:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,963
Posted By DeeCee 57
is THE answer. You will save time and $$$$. Even...

is THE answer. You will save time and $$$$.
Even though u built a -4, meaning it was built and not merely assembled, if done to plans and manual, it will fly straight and level, and no major tweaking...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,592
Posted By DeeCee 57
2 more picts. Had to shorten the refuel "snout"...

2 more picts. Had to shorten the refuel "snout" by about 15cm to prevent it from touching the canopy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,592
Posted By DeeCee 57
QuixoteAg & JoopSJ, paid 2939AUD$ as of March...

QuixoteAg & JoopSJ, paid 2939AUD$ as of March 2020. 2269AUD$ for the "Drum 25 Aircraft Tank Extra Grade" and 670AUD$ for the "12V Pump Kit". FedEx Delivery included.

Just be sure to order the right...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,592
Posted By DeeCee 57
I gotta admit that thanks to the virus my long...

I gotta admit that thanks to the virus my long haul project has been put on hold. Means I haven't tested the Turtle Pac with fuel, but hopefully will in the coming Spring/Summer months.
Deflating...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,719
Posted By DeeCee 57
mmmh... are those really smokers? Maybe it’s the...

mmmh... are those really smokers? Maybe it’s the picture’s lack of pixels, or maybe gotta clean those glasses, but the paint around the rivets looks intact.
Dirt telltales maybe?
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