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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,641
Posted By rv6n6r
Good practice for when you knock your small parts...

Good practice for when you knock your small parts organizer onto the floor. Yes, it will happen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,619
Posted By rv6n6r
Wow such the thread for a seemingly simple...

Wow such the thread for a seemingly simple thing.
Here's my set-up - pretty simple, works.

Some have suggested leaving off the cap but the o-ring in the cap adds some redundancy in the event of a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,270
Posted By rv6n6r
Sport Aviation Article

The July 2022 issue of EAA Sport Aviation has an article, Pull Riveting in Hard-To-Reach Places. Might be helpful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,273
Posted By rv6n6r
Epic backpacking trip

This weekend I returned from an epic week-long backpacking trip in Idaho's Sawtooth mountains.
From my home in Seaside OR it would be 11 hours one way by car; instead the -6 got us there in 2.5. From...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-23-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By rv6n6r
Thanks for the compliment. To be clear -...

Thanks for the compliment.
To be clear - professional painter or no, the smooth transitions are also going to depend on which process the painter uses e.g. something with a clearcoat. So definitely...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-22-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By rv6n6r
My plane, see pic. The process was PPG basecoat /...

My plane, see pic.
The process was PPG basecoat / clearcoat, the transitions between colors is smooth as a baby's b*** so no issue there.

Here's the thing: I wash my whole plane about once a year....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By rv6n6r
Thanks I found that, specifically: "BWD S5613...

Thanks I found that, specifically: "BWD S5613 from Advanced Auto Parts. I've read also that NAPA ECH ST421 works."

I found one as Standard Motor Products SS754, $39 at OReilly. Replaced on my SkyTec...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,572
Posted By rv6n6r
I briefly considered renting space from a used...

I briefly considered renting space from a used auto dealer down the street. Turned out they were also dealing Cocaine so, good thing I didn't do that. But the point is, if there are businesses nearby...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By rv6n6r
North Oregon Coast

Took a friend up for a nice coastal flight, I love the colors of the dune grass between KAST and my home base of 56S (Seaside OR) this time of year.
Also fixed my starter (new solenoid, Crown Vic...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,944
Posted By rv6n6r
Me too

I just recently started getting the dreaded "click". SkyTec 149-12LS, 22 years old / 1700 hrs.

Performed diagnostics per SkyTec and some other stuff. All good up to the starter, good grounds and I...
Forum: Tools 08-10-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,497
Posted By rv6n6r
Great question! I have the same creeper, and...

Great question! I have the same creeper, and never very happy with it for similar reasons.
Been looking at a couple at HF - this ...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-10-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By rv6n6r
Call me old-school but I'm going to weigh in here...

Call me old-school but I'm going to weigh in here on, modify as needed.
The "heat it up" trick may well work - if so then you're golden. In my case it wasn't enough so I cut and laid up new to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,960
Posted By rv6n6r
Congratulations Tony!

Congratulations Tony!
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By rv6n6r
This has been discussed quite a bit -- but that's...

This has been discussed quite a bit -- but that's not to bash you for doing so again, more to say that based on my reading of those threads, I'd be comfortable re-using tubes once or even a few...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By rv6n6r
+1 on that. This will not be the last (and far...

+1 on that.
This will not be the last (and far from the worst) mistake you make on your project, trust me on that.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,894
Posted By rv6n6r
Many RV-6s including mine have the oil cooler...

Many RV-6s including mine have the oil cooler there without it resulting in high temps on #4.
I'm no authority but from what I read you want to keep it under 400 or at least 410 whatever Lycoming...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,894
Posted By rv6n6r
1) Have you done the baffle mod for #3?...

1) Have you done the baffle mod for #3? https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=37835
2) Check your air dam on #2, is there one? Does #2 run cooler than it should? Maybe adjust the dam...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-24-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,208
Posted By rv6n6r
My painter didn't want to see any pre-primed...

My painter didn't want to see any pre-primed parts, on account of potential materials compatibility issues. Also the primer is intended to chemically bond with paint and you lose that once it fully...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-24-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,208
Posted By rv6n6r
I would say there's a lot of people doing both,...

I would say there's a lot of people doing both, and neither is right or wrong.

In my case I hired paint out to a shop at a different field so it made sense for me to get the plane done and fly it to...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,160
Posted By rv6n6r
Stay on your toes

You definitely want to stay on your toes and scan the whole airport before landing at the coastal airports here in Oregon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,889
Posted By rv6n6r
I presume this relates to this incident:...

I presume this relates to this incident: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=154336
It should be noted that in a follow-up post on the same thread, the author of the report...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,118
Posted By rv6n6r
It would be interesting to see a poll on...

It would be interesting to see a poll on this.
Personally I always do it even though I broke out the "easy" (top) safety wire hole on the engine casting years ago, and now I always have to do it with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By rv6n6r
If I'm not mistaken, in Hans's case that would...

If I'm not mistaken, in Hans's case that would instead be the RvTV. :rolleyes:

If it were in the US I'd be recommending doing this over some place like the Black Rock or Alvord desert. Actually...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,720
Posted By rv6n6r
+1 The alternate methods suggested may be better...

+1
The alternate methods suggested may be better but personally I would just fix it using standard methods. As suggested, it could be a crack or bad AN fitting or both. Or maybe someone flared using...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,421
Posted By rv6n6r
RV-6, second iteration on the panel - the first...

RV-6, second iteration on the panel - the first was standard 6-pack so I rearranged things some including flap switch when I went to a new panel with glass.

From that experience, I chose above /...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By rv6n6r
Seaside Municipal Airport Day

Sunday was the Seaside Municipal Airport Fly-In / Airport Appreciation day - a great day here on the coast! Highlight was 5 RVs from the local formation...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By rv6n6r
I imagine FWF work involving penetrations and the...

I imagine FWF work involving penetrations and the like being a little easier without the skins on. But it seems like that would be before you get past the upside-down on a jig stage which doesn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,690
Posted By rv6n6r
Agreed, except - depending on the vintage of your...

Agreed, except - depending on the vintage of your plane and specifically your Operating Limits, it may be simplest just to treat it as a major change. For example mine say after a major alteration I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By rv6n6r
Wow what a milestone Roy! Thanks for sharing this.

Wow what a milestone Roy! Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,666
Posted By rv6n6r
Of course - my point is that RVs are common...

Of course - my point is that RVs are common enough that the "Experimental" is pretty much implied, or that's my feeling anyway.
If it even matters, it seems like an archaic reg to me but whatever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,666
Posted By rv6n6r
I wouldn't assume that. However it seems to have...

I wouldn't assume that. However it seems to have become pretty common practice to skip the "Experimental", which does seem kind of silly when RVs are more common than many brands of certified A/C.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-09-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By rv6n6r
is there nothing better?

I would sure like to know if there's a better solution for auto plug terminals in general. I hate trying to get the things on / off and never feel that great that they're going to be robust. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,666
Posted By rv6n6r
Old? Mine are from Sept 1999 - that's not so old...

Old? Mine are from Sept 1999 - that's not so old is it? Dang. :rolleyes:
Anyway they don't have anything about re-inspection, just that I have to go back into phase 1 for five hrs and log it.
My...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,941
Posted By rv6n6r
Not many dogs around my place, and it would have...

Not many dogs around my place, and it would have to be a small one do be a danger, the ends are pretty close to the ground. On the list of things dogs can get into trouble with at airports, I would...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,941
Posted By rv6n6r
Mine is there under the tail, RV-6 taildragger....

Mine is there under the tail, RV-6 taildragger. GS/LOC multiplexer so it works for both. Many approaches, many hours, no problems, and minimal eyeball hazard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,820
Posted By rv6n6r
Schroth aerospace harnesses, 5 point. Back in the...

Schroth aerospace harnesses, 5 point.
Back in the day (1999) it was the only rotary style I knew of and I really wanted that. Also they're very lightweight. However they're also quite expensive and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,818
Posted By rv6n6r
Maybe not that exactly, but there are several...

Maybe not that exactly, but there are several previous threads with all sorts of ideas, - Google site:vansairforce.net control lock, or gust lock etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By rv6n6r
I don't like to think it, but I suspect some of...

I don't like to think it, but I suspect some of he differences in speeds found in POHs are simply due to whose speed chart the builder cribbed theirs from :(

Buyers of used, probably a good idea to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,757
Posted By rv6n6r
Ha ha! Good point.

Ha ha! Good point.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,818
Posted By rv6n6r
Oh man, birds... ironic that we try to emulate...

Oh man, birds... ironic that we try to emulate them but they cause us so much grief.

Perhaps some gap seal tape (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/gapseal.php?clickkey=12293) at the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,757
Posted By rv6n6r
I suppose you can use a hole saw, but the fly...

I suppose you can use a hole saw, but the fly cutter isn't so scary as all that, as long as proper procedure is followed. Back in the day before everything was pre-cut, cutting many many lightening...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By rv6n6r
Nice to see some people still cutting their own...

Nice to see some people still cutting their own panels.
One tip: make a dummy panel from .025 .032 AL. That was worthwhile to me not only to test fit things for fit but also check the ergonomics.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By rv6n6r
This one has been discussed many times before -...

This one has been discussed many times before - try a google search on:

external power site:vansairforce.net
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 31,451
Posted By rv6n6r
Thanks Gary for the info and for resurrecting...

Thanks Gary for the info and for resurrecting this thread. Were you getting all the mogas from one source? I'm wondering if that was some or all of the cause of your issues, i.e. just some bad gas....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,351
Posted By rv6n6r
One option is to see if you can find someone who...

One option is to see if you can find someone who will let you partner in their RV for some period of time. Co-ownership is perfectly legal though FAA would likely not take kindly to any kind of sham...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,340
Posted By rv6n6r
Stuff like this, I go ahead and say it's going on...

Stuff like this, I go ahead and say it's going on a customized RV.
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By rv6n6r
Rings can definitely be left in in flight, really...

Rings can definitely be left in in flight, really just personal preference. I used to take them but now I don't bother. We can get all into the amount of drag they create but it's likely not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-07-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,292
Posted By rv6n6r
That's never happened to me in over 1600 hrs...

That's never happened to me in over 1600 hrs (RV-6) and I've never heard of it from anyone else. I can't speak to FI or issues with the pump but I would also check SB-06-2-23 as someone else...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By rv6n6r
Just saw this... still needed? I can check next...

Just saw this... still needed? I can check next time I go to the hangar, probably by tomorrow 5/6. My finish kit / cowl is from around 1997 (best guess). Epoxy cowl with the honeycomb. O-360-A1A.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,677
Posted By rv6n6r
I had a similar thing happen about 40 hours ago;...

I had a similar thing happen about 40 hours ago; my left mag which had less than 40 hrs since last being serviced. Nearly new harness, and the plugs checked out okay.

My 'solution' was to replace it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By rv6n6r
I'm kind of a minimalist when it comes to this -...

I'm kind of a minimalist when it comes to this - that is, skip the conduit altogether. The conduit may be "light" but that much would still add extra weight that you will be carting around 100% of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,906
Posted By rv6n6r
Anecdotal: when I did my tanks, I inadvertently...

Anecdotal: when I did my tanks, I inadvertently used too much catalyst when doing one of the access plates. I was worried and asked an A&P friend about it. He just laughed and said, "back when I was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,158
Posted By rv6n6r
I'd try an an Adel clamp close to where it comes...

I'd try an an Adel clamp close to where it comes through the rib, to hold it up and over.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By rv6n6r
Yeah that would be my thought. I stored mine...

Yeah that would be my thought.
I stored mine under the bed for years. I know I'm not the only one.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By rv6n6r
Yeah it's gotta be much harder in isolation. But...

Yeah it's gotta be much harder in isolation. But good on you for managing it thus far! Where are you, just out of curiosity?
Here are some photos in case they help. Also if you don't have Bingelis'...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By rv6n6r
Do you have a local builder's group or EAA...

Do you have a local builder's group or EAA chapter you can call on? During my build, that was invaluable. We were always visiting each other's projects and looking at how everyone else does stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,032
Posted By rv6n6r
Count me among those who had no complaints from...

Count me among those who had no complaints from close-by neighbors (and I did make it a point to reach out and ask.
Insulated garage, mostly closed while working.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,032
Posted By rv6n6r
A few times I forgot to turn my compressor in my...

A few times I forgot to turn my compressor in my hangar off overnight and the guy living illegally in the next hangar over would complain. :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,389
Posted By rv6n6r
Stifling a chuckle here... Especially with...

Stifling a chuckle here... Especially with certified A/C, the "routine" annual is almost a myth, and anyone who has been in aviation for very long has had or knows someone who has had the proverbial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By rv6n6r
Mine is a 1990s-era RV-6. The panel was a blank...

Mine is a 1990s-era RV-6. The panel was a blank sheet of aluminum with a bend in it and no plans other than how to trim it to shape and affix it to the airframe. FWF was a few pages of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By rv6n6r
I bought into a 5-way partnership in a 1968...

I bought into a 5-way partnership in a 1968 Citabria and flew that for most of my build. Definitely a beater plane but kept me in the air. No trouble selling my share when I needed to.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,974
Posted By rv6n6r
Sorry but I can't help asking... why would you...

Sorry but I can't help asking... why would you ever want to "fix" a blown fuse by other than replacing it? After finding out why it blew in the first place of course.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By rv6n6r
Perfectly. A while ago my OP shot up inexplicably...

Perfectly.
A while ago my OP shot up inexplicably while taxiing - I shut down and shot off an inquiry to VAF just like you. The responses indicated that sender failure is the most common cause of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,974
Posted By rv6n6r
I'm at 20+ years with just such a set-up in my...

I'm at 20+ years with just such a set-up in my RV-6. The fuses have always stayed in place. Not definitive just one data point. I used 2 wing-stud camlocks to hold the non-hinged side up. Doing it...
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