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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By elev666
Kind of pricey considering a GTR 200 sells for...

Kind of pricey considering a GTR 200 sells for 20% less than your asking price
Good luck with the sale !
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By elev666
Maybe not

Great idea but You may not want to spend a whole Lotta time on that project because the nose of your Fab air box usually Has to be tipped up as much as you were talking about , I know mine and a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By elev666
Very clever ! & I Lov seeing a post with a second...

Very clever ! & I Lov seeing a post with a second AC started in the background 😎
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By elev666
The owner of this shop just west of Toronto is a...

The owner of this shop just west of Toronto is a A&P and has built a RV 4 , likely best if the plane was brought to his facility at CYKF
Tri-City Aero Maintenance Inc

4881 Fountain N, Breslau, ...
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By elev666
Q 4 Larry @ LR172 or anyone else in the know, my...

Q 4 Larry @ LR172 or anyone else in the know, my local auto parts guys here in Canada are great to dig up parts but they tell me they need a vehicle to cross reference any Nippon Denso Alternators...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By elev666
Iíve done that mod several times and highly...

Iíve done that mod several times and highly recommend it , it will limit you to only run 100 LL though , the first one I did now has 2000 hrs and is ready for a OH ,
The best insight might be to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 611,138
Posted By elev666
13022:D:D:D Looks like itís still spring in...

13022:D:D:D

Looks like itís still spring in southern Ontario this week, not sure what the offspring might look like !
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,934
Posted By elev666
Not so fast,,, set that Rudder aside, just get...

Not so fast,,, set that Rudder aside, just get the new skin thrown in with your wing / fuselage kit , at the end of the project youíre probably going to already spend 10% on shipping from Oregon and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,261
Posted By elev666
Did it

I did the SB mod 15 months ago due to several smoking rivets on the bottom of the front spar think it took about 12 hours in the shop but I was replacing my VS & rudder ( due to the cracked .016...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,549
Posted By elev666
I wonder if the 8 driver was running Moe gas , I...

I wonder if the 8 driver was running Moe gas , I used to run Moe gas on one tank and 100 LL on the other ,,,, always had dobber issues with the Moe gas tank ,along with others I know of , one had a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By elev666
Same here , only thing to be cautious of is the...

Same here , only thing to be cautious of is the amount of fuel ahead of your jack points if you do both sides at once , center of gravity will have you doing a nose stand as the tail comes up on...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,203
Posted By elev666
Since I just turned 60 I think Iíve got one more...

Since I just turned 60 I think Iíve got one more build left in me, something to the tune of , take some Porsche 911 DNA and some from a SIA Marchetti 260 ,,, now we have a aerobatic four place...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-03-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By elev666
Absolutely pull your gear fairings off to take a...

Absolutely pull your gear fairings off to take a look at them every annual fiberglass is very abrasive and can wear flat spots on your spring steel legs !
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By elev666
Your doing it backwards

Donít do it , iíve only ever had one airplane with Berry mounts and you will be rewarding yourself by spending the little bit extra going with the lords , I see sky Geek still sells them & I found...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-29-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By elev666
Steve , I shouldíve been following your 3-D...

Steve , I shouldíve been following your 3-D printer exploits closer, what are the printed towers on your intake ramps doing there ?
Thanks , Mr inquisitive !
Forum: Rocket 03-28-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By elev666
Mine are both painted white so I can see while...

Mine are both painted white so I can see while doing head stands under there , makes it so a little light goes a long way !!
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By elev666
Have you checked into the vintage of your wheel...

Have you checked into the vintage of your wheel fairings Cole ? I see your 6 is 1992 vintage , I understand the difference from the old to the new is 5 miles/ hour alone , gear fairing alignment &...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 299,055
Posted By elev666
Wow , congratulations , I remember the day well! ...

Wow , congratulations , I remember the day well!
the project has turned into an airplane, really appreciate all the effort you put into documenting your build .
Forum: Canada 02-09-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By elev666
I would be extremely cautious about trying to...

I would be extremely cautious about trying to bring one in from the US at this time , thereís a couple here in Ontario that bought one last year and at six months it still wasnít inspected & and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By elev666
This idea gets my vote, for the most part the 320...

This idea gets my vote, for the most part the 320 runs smoother and keeps it a wee bit lighter !
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 280,725
Posted By elev666
I’ve been pondering the idea of putting lighted...

I’ve been pondering the idea of putting lighted blade fuses in this project,,, but I’m have trouble figuring out how these work , are you fusing the feed to the switch in this case ?

Re :Thermos’s...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-15-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,877
Posted By elev666
OK ,, now weíre back to the RV 15 , Sai Marchetti...

OK ,, now weíre back to the RV 15 , Sai Marchetti 260 clone , once again !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,759
Posted By elev666
Looks like fun !!

Iíve been flying out of the snow lately to , not enough here to put the J3 on skis yet though , Iím a wee bit concerned that you still have your wheel pants on for winter Opps, I was flying off a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By elev666
Is your empennage truly done

I built these parts two years ago and today I just spent eight hours fitting the fiberglass on the horizontal stabilizer & elevators ,, now to start the clamped in place Glass /Microballoons &...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 1,208,208
Posted By elev666
Lov what youíve done with her, just finished the...

Lov what youíve done with her, just finished the same project after four years and 220 amazing hours
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 113,885
Posted By elev666
Because it is A RV , Love it when the...

Because it is A RV , Love it when the controllers make me ď Say Type ď !!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,937
Posted By elev666
Same here

Hello Jurgen
I have the same problem here and I plan on stress relieving it like others locally have done to try and let The plastic relax on the frame once it is cut, This procedure came from the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-20-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,266
Posted By elev666
215 hp SIA Marchetti clone

Iíve often thought that a four seat , yet aerobatic , high HP 4 cylinder with Fowler flaps would fill my wish list perfectly, If there was no one in the back you have lots of room for off airport...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-13-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,928
Posted By elev666
Sia Marchetti

a few years ago, just about the time the 10 kits were becoming available, I mentioned to Van he should design a fixed gear Sia Marchetti with a 540 upfront ! Aerobatic with two little seats in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By elev666
Iím working on the same slider predicament here,...

Iím working on the same slider predicament here, I got my slider to about were you are and resorted to fitting the plexiglass , one side fits perfectly at the back but I still have to get the other...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By elev666
Lots here

Over in Kitchener YKF thereís a couple flying one being built in Hanover YHS, and one more flying near Port Elgin,
What airport are you close to ,
Forum: Canada 08-02-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,558
Posted By elev666
Canada Eh

Geoff ,
You can find it in the 250 ml size at Noahís Marine supply in Toronto, mind you it looks a bit expensive @ $50 our money !!
Message me if you have enough left over to do a second canopy,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By elev666
Your HXr

I may be able to help you rehome your HXr , if itís a 10.4 , Iím not in a big hurry but I liked those units and theyíve discontinued them !
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By elev666
Very good PR for us do it ourselves crew , and by...

Very good PR for us do it ourselves crew , and by the looks of some of the extremities, youíre pursuing my favorite accent color !!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,918
Posted By elev666
Aero Sport power

About 300 miles north of you is were I sent my last engine for overhaul , they are a very highly regarded name among RVers and experimental builders ,& your $$ may go further there too !!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,500
Posted By elev666
Fairings On/off

I?ve got a question that hasn?t been hashed out here yet , since Van?s state most of our rides will gain 12-15 mph once we install our gear fairings & wheel pants , what is the general consensus on...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,457
Posted By elev666
Default We had a brake dragging issue that was...

Default
We had a brake dragging issue that was caused by the pedal hinge bolts being too tight. When the brakes warmed the issue got worse.

In the process I added single through bolts for the...
Forum: RV-10 06-28-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By elev666
Panel planner

Oren, if you don?t mind me asking , who?s panel planner web site are you using , did my last one the old fashioned way , but determined to get this next one built by professionals
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-13-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,054
Posted By elev666
Matt try and use your back riveting plate on the...

Matt
try and use your back riveting plate on the outside and tap that area with a sheet metal hammer or a brand new ball peen and it should virtually disappear for you, got to hold that backing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By elev666
Hello Matthew, Welcome to Van?s AF , since we?re...

Hello Matthew,
Welcome to Van?s AF , since we?re both in Ontario I will gladly help in any way I can, i?ve got a pretty good idea of what an RV 7A would be worth since I am working on the finishing...
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By elev666
Giddyup Steve I?ll buy one shipped to my US...

Giddyup Steve
I?ll buy one shipped to my US address !!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,911
Posted By elev666
Why thank you Greg, that Ups my useful load by...

Why thank you Greg, that Ups my useful load by close to 10%! But as Rob Says i'll likely have to give Transport my last born ,,, wait a minute she?s not done school yet , I?ll call them tomorrow, ;)
Forum: Canada 05-20-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By elev666
Jarrett , If I had it to do over again I would...

Jarrett ,
If I had it to do over again I would have bought the Cleveland tool ?main squeeze ? it?s an amazing tool that makes squeezing your number 4 Rivet?s a breeze, along with all the others...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,558
Posted By elev666
I know if I were building another aircraft it...

I know if I were building another aircraft it would probably be a 14 , but Economy and the latest CAD design do not go hand in hand, Van?s has done a ton of R&D to deliver total performance in their...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By elev666
Thanks Todd , Your right, a picture does it !!

Thanks Todd ,
Your right, a picture does it !!
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-11-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,172
Posted By elev666
Very nice ,, no expense spared by the looks of...

Very nice ,, no expense spared by the looks of that engine & prop combination, since you did it the homebuilders way , your self, what would an upgrade like that cost you in 2020 dollars & I hope...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By elev666
Me too!

I also would like to know what the trick is to flush mounting the 696 without a panel dock !
Forum: California 04-30-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,493
Posted By elev666
Best advice I can offer is build it behind your...

Best advice I can offer is build it behind your house !
And a one off bifold door isn?t that hard to build , use nylon straps & not wire cables, put the Drive mechanism down on the bottom of the...
Forum: Canada 04-16-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By elev666
Welcome aboard Pat, I seen your ad earlier and...

Welcome aboard Pat,
I seen your ad earlier and since no one's chimed in , maybe you could post an add looking for a project that includes a set of basic tools, I know shopping in the US is...
Forum: Safety 04-09-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,732
Posted By elev666
Thanks for your words of wisdom guys , I just did...

Thanks for your words of wisdom guys , I just did my maintenance at my last annual in the fall but before that it was only done once in my first 150 hrs when I installed my Bell tail wheel on , I?m...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By elev666
Talking Ross, Thank you for posting such a thorough &...

Ross, Thank you for posting such a thorough & informative post, I think it would?ve taken me longer to compile your technical data then it would to do the job , i?ve always worked on fixed pitch...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-01-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,243
Posted By elev666
One thing you may want to check Eric ; Is there...

One thing you may want to check Eric ;
Is there an RPM restriction on that propeller , I know my CM 70 prop on my RV 6 has a 2600 RPM RED LINE !!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,692
Posted By elev666
Our dollars

Not here to give advice but I understand your wanting an option to a new engine that?s likely gonna cost in our dollars upwards to 50K !
If I was flying over the Outback like you are , I would look...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,683
Posted By elev666
Ah ha ! Thanks for sharing your Beautiful...

Ah ha !
Thanks for sharing your Beautiful scenery out there Vlad, some of us were wondering why you would ever leave the East Coast for Utah 😂
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By elev666
Local pickup

Glen
just a quick note that Vans has their canopies dropped / made by a company in Ohio , not sure of the name but a local builder had to replace his slider and he didn?t have to get it shipped from...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-01-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,279
Posted By elev666
Been there

Have scars from my time building a non pre punched 6 , bought the empennage in 94 as well ,,, took until 2016 before she was ready to fly but have had 200 hrs of pure joy flying her so far! If you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By elev666
Have you tried stretching open your rear frame...

Have you tried stretching open your rear frame were the guide pins are.? The pins should pull the widened frame back in when they engage so-as to snug your skirts back in when the canopies fully...
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,424
Posted By elev666
Try Sky Geek

Kerry,
I looked up my invoice from late 2018 and the Lord mounts for my I0-360 angle valve engine were lord # J-9613-40, I am of the camp that this a place you do NOT want just any Isolation...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-12-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,649
Posted By elev666
I I remember going through the same issue when I...

I I remember going through the same issue when I built my 6, I had to use one next to the sump casting, I didn?t get he isolation mounts from Vans for this project since I went with the Lord mounts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,281
Posted By elev666
Good to know varying governors make a difference...

Good to know varying governors make a difference ! any opinions on what my McCauley. ( it came with my 0 time engine) governor might generate? I plan on putting a hartzell two blade BA on my project
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,492
Posted By elev666
What to do

I have to agree with everyone here , that?s often on my mind before flight ,the same as all the ELT fails we?ve been seeing ! here in Canada anyway, I?ve been caring a 14? Hatchet under my passenger...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By elev666
I can attest that the fairing for the vertical...

I can attest that the fairing for the vertical stabilizer is not the same on the eight as it is on the seven or nine,,, I’m currently replacing my VS and Rudder on my 6 with an 8 vs & rudder,, so my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By elev666
[QUOTE]Being up here in the Great White North,...

[QUOTE]Being up here in the Great White North, the colder temperature in the shop in these winter months slows progress a bit. Working with what feels like (and probably is!) frozen aluminum requires...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-27-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,298
Posted By elev666
Royco 782

OMG!
Mike two things come to mind after reading your story , ( I also have a RV6 100 miles east of you ) I?ve read of this happening before with the 5606 and the risk associated having a...
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