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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By rv6n6r
Good to know. Since those are typically just...

Good to know.
Since those are typically just standard sized batteries soldered in and packaged with the proprietary circuitry, they can probably be refurbished by a place like Batteries Plus,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,840
Posted By rv6n6r
My experience with multiple PC-680s over time has...

My experience with multiple PC-680s over time has been good, I've had three or four of them in my RV-6 over 21 years. But when my last one needed replacing about 6 months ago I decided to go the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,639
Posted By rv6n6r
Agreed. In the pic you can see the nut for the...

Agreed. In the pic you can see the nut for the rod end bearing which is on the outboard plate that rivets to the spar -- in the std. build sequence that gets done before the skin is riveted on. Which...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-25-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By rv6n6r
Good to know I'm not the only one. I have about...

Good to know I'm not the only one. I have about 800 hrs on my right emag, so far so good even though it has gone above 200 degrees. I did ditch the dots and got some 3 point temperature strips from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,639
Posted By rv6n6r
Retrofitting a salvaged elevator is going to be...

Retrofitting a salvaged elevator is going to be problematic. There are no prepunched holes on the -6 / -6A so the rod end bearings and control horn are never going to match up exactly between any two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By rv6n6r
It does but longer... here's a pic, thread length...

It does but longer... here's a pic, thread length is 3/8".
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By rv6n6r
Hey, I've been looking everywhere for that screw!

Hey, I've been looking everywhere for that screw!
Forum: Oregon 09-19-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By rv6n6r
+1 for Sun River. Land at the airport, grab a...

+1 for Sun River. Land at the airport, grab a free bike from behind the FBO, ride less than 1/2 mile to the marina, rent a kayak and float 6 miles down the incredible Deschutes River, take the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By rv6n6r
Adding second Emag and modifying the panel labels

I've been running a Pmag on the right side with the old magneto remaining on the left for many years now, and I finally decided to dump the left mag and put a Pmag on that side as well. So that was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-15-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By rv6n6r
+1 Gloves. I like Thicksters...

+1

Gloves. I like Thicksters (https://www.amazon.com/SAS-Thickster-Textured-Safety-Gloves/dp/B007VTR5WY/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=thickster+gloves&qid=1631722357&sr=8-3) - latex but thicker, can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By rv6n6r
Thanks. Yes I usually have lead balls in some of...

Thanks. Yes I usually have lead balls in some of the spark plugs which I clean out at annual or whenever they are out.

Is this something to be concerned about and addressed? I try to lean pretty...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By rv6n6r
White checking on exhaust valve mating surfaces

O-360 A1A, ~1600 hrs. What's the white checking on the mating surfaces? I only see this on the exhaust valve on one cylinder. Everything else seems fine, no asymmetric pattern or green on the valve...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,612
Posted By rv6n6r
Makes zero difference on my -6.

Makes zero difference on my -6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By rv6n6r
Could be thread drift but while I was building my...

Could be thread drift but while I was building my plane, I got into a 5-way partnership in a 1960s Citabria; three RV guts and another two who just wanted to fly on the cheap. It was a good way to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,090
Posted By rv6n6r
A plug that worn should also be checked for...

A plug that worn should also be checked for resistance, per this (https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2015/03/19/champion-from-denial-to-acceptance/). Or really, any plug when removed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,090
Posted By rv6n6r
Oval center electrode, gap looks to be out of...

Oval center electrode, gap looks to be out of spec.
I would start with a new plug and check it again no less than 50 hours, assuming no bad mag drops or anything.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-31-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,486
Posted By rv6n6r
Ordered 12 along with a P-mag and lightspeed...

Ordered 12 along with a P-mag and lightspeed headsets so yeah that whole free shipping thing is pretty well covered :D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,486
Posted By rv6n6r
Just another data point - I just ordered some...

Just another data point - I just ordered some BR8ES-3961 NGKs from Aircraft Spruce, $2.65 (vs $2.99 from NAPA). Presumably ACS is reliable with respect to counterfeits!
Forum: COMM 08-30-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By rv6n6r
Works!

In case anyone's keeping track, this appears to have been the problem! I just pulled the leads off the (old 4A Radio Shack) power supply and put them on a new fully charged aircraft battery and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By rv6n6r
Don't you mean, the seat cushion interferes with...

Don't you mean, the seat cushion interferes with the control stick? :D

I had a guy custom make my cushions and there was interference; I insisted that he modify them. You may rarely if ever use full...
Forum: COMM 08-22-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By rv6n6r
Good one I'll check it. I checked the power...

Good one I'll check it. I checked the power supply and it's rated at 4A. I don't know what the radio draws during txmit but it specifies a 7.5A fuse so hmm.

Whatever the result, thanks everyone for...
Forum: COMM 08-21-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By rv6n6r
Definitely tested that (with...

Definitely tested that (with ohm-meter)

Ditto

Vertical is 23", counterpoise are 25" each. Should be close enough? I calculated it for 122.9 MHz.

One odd thing is that if I put an ohmmeter between...
Forum: COMM 08-20-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By rv6n6r
Just some 12v power supply I had laying...

Just some 12v power supply I had laying around.

Sorry I mean the shielded wiring with the exception of the antenna.

For testing yes, as is the handheld I'm testing it with. Problem? I did try an...
Forum: COMM 08-19-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By rv6n6r
DIY base station COM radio question

I have an old COM radio I'm trying to use as a base station in my hangar (to listen to RVs flying in = RV related :D) which I wired to use with an aviation headset or speaker / microphone. I made up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By rv6n6r
No need to be self-conscious, mine can take that...

No need to be self-conscious, mine can take that long, as I like to take my time and not wear myself out spending long consecutive days at it, and always do some preventive maintenance. Besides if...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By rv6n6r
NOT a scam

Sorry to hear about this and I understand your frustration. But for someone to call "scam" based on a communication gap is unfair and potentially damaging. Lots of companies are encountering...
Forum: Oregon 07-26-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By rv6n6r
Seaside OR Airport Fly-in (56S) September 18 2021

Mark your Calendars for the Seaside Municipal Airport Fly-In BBQ / Open House September 18 2021!

This is your classic small town fly-in event and usually brings more RVs than anything since a)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,652
Posted By rv6n6r
Sent request on 7/18 via email, received the...

Sent request on 7/18 via email, received the signed LODA today 7/26, signed by someone at the Louisville FSDO. (I'm in the NW / PDX FSDO region).
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,855
Posted By rv6n6r
AND the wire on the starter itself to the...

AND the wire on the starter itself to the starter-mounted solenoid. AND the crimps not just the terminals. On my SkyTec starter I had a bad crimp on that short wire that caused a similar problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By rv6n6r
Don't cut corners

I would say, do NOT cut corners trying to make things simple with respect to lease or sub-lease agreements. Handshakes are wonderful things, until they're not. I can't stress enough the importance of...
Forum: Autopilots 07-11-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,374
Posted By rv6n6r
Same issue with AFS Pilot / DigiFlight II

I have an AFS pilot (TruTrak DigiFlight II) and very occasionally have had the same thing happen, maybe five times in 800 hours. Good to know about the startup / stationary thing; I'll pay attention...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,565
Posted By rv6n6r
I agree about FAA being a convenient whipping boy...

I agree about FAA being a convenient whipping boy much of the time. But sometimes they really do things that make no sense and this is one of those times. Responding to a problem that was created by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,565
Posted By rv6n6r
Safety

It will be interesting (not in a good way) to see if there is a spike in E-AB accidents around this time. It seems inevitable given that there will be a period, however temporary, when timely E-AB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,565
Posted By rv6n6r
EAA is encouraging pilots to wait until they need...

EAA is encouraging pilots to wait until they need it before applying in order to avoid a backlog. But how long do we expect it to take for a LODA to be issued? I would expect most folks to be looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,565
Posted By rv6n6r
The bottom of the EAA article now has this...

The bottom of the EAA article now has this correction: This story was updated to reflect that either the owner/operator of the aircraft or instructor can have the LODA, as long as one person in the...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,192
Posted By rv6n6r
But not underneath. There's a lot down there you...

But not underneath. There's a lot down there you still can't get to from the top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,590
Posted By rv6n6r
Haha my version: Every two day condition...

Haha my version: Every two day condition inspection is one engine mount crack away from becoming a two month ordeal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,014
Posted By rv6n6r
It's an RV (-6) and my first name is Randall. So...

It's an RV (-6) and my first name is Randall. So when I was able to procure N6R I was pretty stoked! Long story how I managed to get it (Pat Hatch, you reading this?)

There is a minor downside which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,105
Posted By rv6n6r
Just a voice of support if you have a crack... I...

Just a voice of support if you have a crack... I had cracks in my RV-6 engine mount after 1400 hrs some of it on pretty rough "landing areas". Removal, stripping, welding (including reinforcing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By rv6n6r
Also pay attention to those caps. They have an...

Also pay attention to those caps. They have an o-ring that helps in case the valve stem core fails and starts leaking. I've seen it happen: valve core failed and no cap (or maybe bad o-ring - I can't...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-17-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 603,438
Posted By rv6n6r
At Vernonia

Was out tooling around today and decided to stop at Vernonia to say hi to Mike. I turned around and saw that my parking spot was a perfect setting on that nice little airstrip, had to snap a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,991
Posted By rv6n6r
Check out the OPs sig - he lives in earthquake...

Check out the OPs sig - he lives in earthquake country.
Where I am in the Pacific Nortthwest quakes are relatively rare but still that's why I chock mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,388
Posted By rv6n6r
I've seen it done in a -6. Paper bag secured and...

I've seen it done in a -6. Paper bag secured and held tight up against the belly / wing intersection with a string through the flap actuator hole. Another string fastened such that it will tear open...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,532
Posted By rv6n6r
That's how I read the title, but from the tone of...

That's how I read the title, but from the tone of some of these responses its clear not everyone caught the reference or took it in same tongue-in-cheek way. Perhaps if we all re-title it in our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,532
Posted By rv6n6r
If it's not self-serve, I'm happy to let the line...

If it's not self-serve, I'm happy to let the line guys fuel my plane though usually look over their shoulder, to make sure the level is right and I put the caps on myself. Where I typically fuel up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By rv6n6r
I've never had a flat (knock on wood) in 1600+...

I've never had a flat (knock on wood) in 1600+ hrs on my RV-6 and I've landed on some rough places. Though I can't say I've been to any that were littered with goat heads :confused:
Michelin Air Stop...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,582
Posted By rv6n6r
DecalPro leaves no residue, just the text. As...

DecalPro leaves no residue, just the text. As discussed elsewhere the process is somewhat time-consuming and finicky but the finished product is durable and indistinguishable from silk screening. And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,853
Posted By rv6n6r
Before I built my plane I had the (good?) fortune...

Before I built my plane I had the (good?) fortune to do a fair bit of owner maintenance on some older Cessnas, and having seen what can happen over time to bare AL or even primed but scuffed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By rv6n6r
I wouldn't do it just to get yourself "used to"...

I wouldn't do it just to get yourself "used to" an RV. The transition really isn't that big a deal and it likely won't help much with the building part since the two are so different parts-wise. On...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By rv6n6r
In my experience, any bare steel is going to...

In my experience, any bare steel is going to rust. And still may eventually show some spots if primed / painted.

Then again I live in the Pacific North-Wet :rolleyes:

As for what to do: +1 on the...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By rv6n6r
I think a lot of us use the combination disk and...

I think a lot of us use the combination disk and 1" sander like Delta makes as it's versatile and relatively inexpensive. I get the most use out of the disk but sometimes find the belt handy when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,815
Posted By rv6n6r
Well of course I am spoiled by my RV-6. But I...

Well of course I am spoiled by my RV-6.
But I also occasionally fly a friend's C-182 and it's not beneath me to do so.
It's been a long time since I flew a 172 but they're solid airplanes, I wouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,610
Posted By rv6n6r
Repainting involves sanding and caustic chemicals...

Repainting involves sanding and caustic chemicals to clean /etch that no doubt take care of any wax you had on there... or so I would think though I'm no expert. But since it's done all the time so...
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-06-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,094
Posted By rv6n6r
It is possible that I have done that....

It is possible that I have done that. Nevertheless I don't see it as an allowed loophole in the regs. Maybe someone else knows otherwise.
Forum: Steam Gauges 05-06-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,094
Posted By rv6n6r
I've asked myself the same questions. But looking...

I've asked myself the same questions. But looking at the FARs, I can't find a loophole. Technicians doing the check have told me the same thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By rv6n6r
A key word there is "broad". My gut (not...

A key word there is "broad". My gut (not scientific) is that they anticipate a lot higher risk for people just starting out with a specific tailwheel aircraft, but as experience is gained it evens...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,503
Posted By rv6n6r
Mine does get sticky between inspections. I've...

Mine does get sticky between inspections. I've taken to just squirting some LPS-2 in there every once in a while, does the trick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,642
Posted By rv6n6r
I've never had to do this so just spitballing...

I've never had to do this so just spitballing here, but... I would think about something like, first cut out or straighten the damaged section to make sure the old skin and ribs are back where they...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By rv6n6r
21 years, 1600+ hours on pro-sealed plates and...

21 years, 1600+ hours on pro-sealed plates and senders (and of course tanks), no leaks. Just one data point.

During that time I had one failed sender, took a few hours to remove / replace including...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-29-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,242
Posted By rv6n6r
Good ideas with the rubber etc. and I'm not...

Good ideas with the rubber etc. and I'm not saying not to do it but at the end of the day with 1.5" clearance it should be fine. I'm not sure exactly how much I have on my -6 with old style wheel...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-26-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By rv6n6r
I had / did exactly this a couple of months ago....

I had / did exactly this a couple of months ago. Same outcome, works great now. Only difference from the OP is that the thing would only spike while on the ground during warmup. Not sure why that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,342
Posted By rv6n6r
Common: Lighter (accessory) socket in your panel...

Common: Lighter (accessory) socket in your panel and #10 or 12 wire directly to the battery via a 10A fuse, and a lighter socket adapter for your charger. Doubles as a 12v accessory port.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,867
Posted By rv6n6r
I am a big fan of rotary buckles of any (quality)...

I am a big fan of rotary buckles of any (quality) type and happy to no longer be fumbling with those old tab-through-multiple-slots-then-into-the buckle and push down the latch.... bleah. Mine are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,612
Posted By rv6n6r
If it's a model with a bent not riveted trailing...

If it's a model with a bent not riveted trailing edge, a common cause is an aileron that isn't exactly flat but instead puffed out. You really want those to be flat -- if they're not then it can not...
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