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Forum: Virtual Hangar Today, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Dan 57
nicely done Mark! Attractive updates, very nice...

nicely done Mark!
Attractive updates, very nice panel.

I've also updated my 2005 vintage -6.9 over the years, though I'm gonna stay with the dual G5 (with BU batts), GMU11 and GAD.
I've also had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,749
Posted By Dan 57
Sometimes I wonder how something like this can...

Sometimes I wonder how something like this can happen at all? Who is doing the maintenance on your prop? What is MT saying about this?

Been running my MTV-12-B/183-59B for >1000 hours, and would not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,875
Posted By Dan 57
Just a relaxing 4 country flight in my incredible...

Just a relaxing 4 country flight in my incredible traveling machine - Spain, Andorra, France, Switzerland. Can't say enough good things about my RV-6.9. For those of you building, "get'er...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,972
Posted By Dan 57
Cool. Now could you please enlighten the...

Cool. Now could you please enlighten the readership as to how it broke? Why did it break? Define Broke?
Checking, eventually gapping auto plugs every 100hrs is plenty enough. So you remove the plugs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,972
Posted By Dan 57
mmmh, yes, why not? Are u afraid they gonna wear...

mmmh, yes, why not? Are u afraid they gonna wear out, how? Any reports of cracked adapters? Any other failure?
Well, more than 1K hours on mine, and surprise surprise they still do work :)
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By Dan 57
the AV-30 sure looks like a nice piece of...

the AV-30 sure looks like a nice piece of equipment, though it'd better fit an old-timer or antique such as a C-190 :)

I'm a fan of the G5s, having installed a few on different ships, and flown a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Dan 57
Same hereÖ installed one a few years ago in a...

Same hereÖ installed one a few years ago in a previous aircraft of mine, and to this day works perfect. Installation was easy, and the physical size small.
Forum: GPS 10-12-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dan 57
At the risk of repeating myself, that is one...

At the risk of repeating myself, that is one aspect of Garmin that is not impressive...
Nevertheless, self rescue is on the horizon ;) For this I'd like to thank avrojockey...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By Dan 57
Carl's list is pretty complete. Depending on the...

Carl's list is pretty complete. Depending on the system used, you might have to add a fuel return line.

I considered this alteration on a previous non-RV ship. Had all the details and many pictures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By Dan 57
to tell the truth it was on Friday, so cheating...

to tell the truth it was on Friday, so cheating here. On the other hand since retired no more week-end nor vacations for me ;)

Quick dash to Helgoland EDXH, exotic airfield located on a sand dunes....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Dan 57
thanks for another pop-corn thread ;)

thanks for another pop-corn thread ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-09-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Dan 57
well, checking the incidence on those wings is...

well, checking the incidence on those wings is one thing... any kind of correction another one.
The precision of the positioning and required angle of F-604 during the build are paramount. And so is...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By Dan 57
my guess the point is a warning to the less...

my guess the point is a warning to the less experienced RVers (and others), and a reminder to the more experienced ones...
I encounter the exact situation a few times a year, and good judgement is...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Dan 57
Paper sectionals still around? ... and my wife...

Paper sectionals still around? ... and my wife tells me Iím old fashioned :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By Dan 57
wow :eek: Very impressive, the joust crossings...

wow :eek:
Very impressive, the joust crossings are just breathtaking. Congrats to the whole team (pity you're on another continent..), and enjoy your coming summers :)

And thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-05-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dan 57
Welcome to VAF Yvar :D And of course congrats...

Welcome to VAF Yvar :D

And of course congrats Hermann, thanks for the vid, looking good :cool:

PS
Yvar is THE repeat offender around here :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By Dan 57
Question Mountain High O2D2-2G Bleeding Regulator

Pretty happy with the install and operation of the Mountain High O2 system, works perfect :)

Page 8 of the manual states: BLEEDING THE REGULATOR, Remove the regulator outlet tubing from the EDS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dan 57
you bet: weight! Off your wallet by the way ;)

you bet: weight!
Off your wallet by the way ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
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Views: 835
Posted By Dan 57
Mineís at 1798.51mm = 70.80" basically valid...

Mineís at 1798.51mm = 70.80"

basically valid for all aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 49
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 6,219
Posted By Dan 57
and for the Europeans... another boring shot of...

and for the Europeans... another boring shot of the highest around, Mt. Blanc ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By Dan 57
beats me as to what the amount of assumed flight...

beats me as to what the amount of assumed flight hours got to do with the wear of whatever part of your landing (guess take-off too) gear...
The usual reference to this day was the number of cycles,...
Forum: GPS 09-23-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By Dan 57
Mac computers are not supported. and welcome to...

Mac computers are not supported.

and welcome to the 21st century... well done, not :(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Dan 57
fwiw, installed a shutter last year since I...

fwiw, installed a shutter last year since I couldn't, but for very hot conditions, raise the oil T >180. Cold weather flying returned a typical 160ish.

Today, after the install, most of my flying is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,877
Posted By Dan 57
Installed an Airflow Systems Super Slime Fighter,...

Installed an Airflow Systems Super Slime Fighter, very pleased with. Works well in positive Gs.
Probably the easiest to install, but important to respect the install slope of about 15į for it to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By Dan 57
Well, there ain't no in service engine not making...

Well, there ain't no in service engine not making metal... the term being normally used when visible metal of kind is found in either the oil itself, or/and the filter(s)



They are high, but I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Dan 57
dmat, unfortunately no plans available... as you...

dmat, unfortunately no plans available... as you can see, different hoisting systems were engineered and custom built by professional companies around here. AFAIK, most components such as motors,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-15-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,249
Posted By Dan 57
thanks for the update Paul. Guess there are quite...

thanks for the update Paul. Guess there are quite a few of us here following your progress, always refreshing to hear from your build!
And a lovely shot of that beautiful motivation strip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By Dan 57
some examples here:...

some examples here: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=194231
Forum: International 09-14-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,487
Posted By Dan 57
some nice shots with hot shots here :cool: and a...

some nice shots with hot shots here :cool: and a nice diversity of machines. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-4 09-13-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Dan 57
Didnít do it during my build, but definitely a...

Didnít do it during my build, but definitely a head scratcher and time saver, good tip!

30 years ago...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 800,316
Posted By Dan 57
Captain Avgas, looks like an amazing build,...

Captain Avgas, looks like an amazing build, congrats :cool:

PS
Some up elevator in that nice airborne shot
Forum: International 09-13-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dan 57
donaziza, thanks for your offer, and congrats on...

donaziza, thanks for your offer, and congrats on the spirit :cool:
I ordered different pins elsewhere, and Iíll have to see how they work.

A lot of private eBay sellers donít ship abroad, refusing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,129
Posted By Dan 57
nothing... Which reminded that there are other...

nothing...
Which reminded that there are other things way more important in life than anything RV (or not...) related...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan 57
Got nothing to do with overheat...

Got nothing to do with overheat...
Forum: International 09-12-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dan 57
Another oddity, AFAIK, Chinese shipping is...

Another oddity, AFAIK, Chinese shipping is heavily subsidized by the state, giving them another competitive edge.

To come back on the subject, heard a few years back that Vans sales were close to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dan 57
used a band saw with a metal blade... works...

used a band saw with a metal blade... works pretty good.
Forum: International 09-10-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks guys. This thread ainít a call for help...

Thanks guys. This thread ainít a call for help (pins were ordered from another provider) but rather to ascertain an eventual trend. Hopefully not...

I understand a private seller, say from eBay, not...
Forum: International 09-09-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By Dan 57
Question Ordering from the US: Difficult times ahead?

We know some companies simply donít ship outside the US. But encountering restrictions whilst using my US letterbox address is a novelty to me...
Ordered 2ea quick release pins for my RVís canopy,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,739
Posted By Dan 57
used 25 for a while... then developed a puncture...

used 25 for a while... then developed a puncture on the left - then on the right side. Slow leak, abrasion hole on the sidewall of the tube for both.
Increased to 35, now developing shimmy about 50%...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Dan 57
both posts above contain good guidance. I damaged...

both posts above contain good guidance.
I damaged one blade of my 3 bladed MT last year (yep, that was really stupid :o) and thought the prop was ruined. Said blade had the wood composite split, and...
Forum: RV-10 09-02-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,904
Posted By Dan 57
thanks for the feedback Randy! Most of the times...

thanks for the feedback Randy!
Most of the times there is something to learn when someone is able to solve a problem... and report on here... :cool:
Forum: Safety 08-31-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,305
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks emsvitil Soooo, taking the buoyancy...

Thanks emsvitil

Soooo, taking the buoyancy figure provided by Mickey's math, 23,880 balls x 2.7g equals 6.4476kg, pretty good ROI me figures...
Now remains to devise a mean of confining them and not...
Forum: Safety 08-31-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,305
Posted By Dan 57
Slight thread drift ;) SuperCubDriver, aka...

Slight thread drift ;)

SuperCubDriver, aka Hermann, filled his wings with closed cell foam for his Atlantic crossings... according to his saying, if I recall properly, the volume of said foam should...
Forum: Safety 08-28-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,305
Posted By Dan 57
now... what was the reason for the engine...

now... what was the reason for the engine stoppage?
Forum: RV-4 08-27-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 276,631
Posted By Dan 57
Well, good friend Marcel upgraded his -4 with a...

Well, good friend Marcel upgraded his -4 with a very similar lookin panel I built, as u rightly say, in the 90’s... with dual G5s, sensors, AV-20, and, gotta say, looks pretty :cool:
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,305
Posted By Dan 57
Didnít even wet his feet, ok, barely maybe...

Didnít even wet his feet, ok, barely maybe ;)

Ditching an RV has already been discussed at length (pancake, slip, etc techniques), yes, also here on VAF.
Looks like the pilot got it all right in a...
Forum: RV-4 08-27-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,042
Posted By Dan 57
Same here on the -4. Used as positive molds to...

Same here on the -4. Used as positive molds to lay 3 layers of CFK on, gave me very light conform fairings.
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,305
Posted By Dan 57
... and managed to stay upright. Max alpha at the...

... and managed to stay upright. Max alpha at the right moment probably helped, well done!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,298
Posted By Dan 57
with all due respect Bob, kindly allow me to...

with all due respect Bob, kindly allow me to partly disagree...

Swiss story:
Many moons ago, we had an accident, 3 people lost their lives following a crash that occurred in the initial climb. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-26-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,298
Posted By Dan 57
Removing the prop, and maybe the crankshaft plug,...

Removing the prop, and maybe the crankshaft plug, will require a couple of hours work... but the idea is absolutely brilliant :cool:
And far better than pulling jugs or the oil pan...

PS
Never too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By Dan 57
and well, all basic stuff, keep doing the...

and



well, all basic stuff, keep doing the second one... or take some aerobatic tuition...

Where is that stash of fresh popcorn gone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,514
Posted By Dan 57
like flyvans.com (aka Bernie) with Mikey, and...

like flyvans.com (aka Bernie) with Mikey, and rv8ch (aka Mickey) with Hello, world!, and quite a few others, took part in our annual fly-in.
Friendship was great, the food excellent, perfectly...
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,113
Posted By Dan 57
Yep, should hold good enough... and the axe is...

Yep, should hold good enough... and the axe is packed in its sheath, nevertheless not in a hurry to demonstrate :o


Thanks to you guys sharing your story, frightening stuff for sure... Iíd have...
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,113
Posted By Dan 57
there ya go... Quite a few available on the...

there ya go...
Quite a few available on the market, this one is called SOG Survival Hawk SK1001-CP. I found the size and weight suitable for what I had in mind.
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,113
Posted By Dan 57
there are a few threads more or less treating the...

there are a few threads more or less treating the same subject on VAF... somewhere...

Re the "non-named city" hacksaw, I think it would be a great tool, but... weighing >4 lbs and rather bulky, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,937
Posted By Dan 57
some great and sensible posts above, thanks all,...

some great and sensible posts above, thanks all, makes reading this site still interesting...

Now the -7 vs -14 debate reminds me of the -4 vs -8 one. Kinda same arguments, and look what happened:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,275
Posted By Dan 57
bear in mind that, generally speaking, VGs are a...

bear in mind that, generally speaking, VGs are a fix. Just ask Boeing...

Now, do you think your RV needs a fix? Does it have some kind of aerodynamic flaw? Does it misbehave? Is it lacking...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-12-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By Dan 57
guys, there’s (use the scroll arrow to follow the...

guys, there’s (use the scroll arrow to follow the evolution...) a Garmin upgrade (no A/P, no bulkhead nor airframe mod) I did about a year ago... added a AV-20 a few months ago, and it all fits the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-10-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By Dan 57
Yep, replaced my old halogen light with Flyleds...

Yep, replaced my old halogen light with Flyleds Combo about a year ago, can only recommend the product and Paulís excellent service.

The unit was quite easy to install in the existing bulkhead, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,129
Posted By Dan 57
Iíd rather say that ďMr VansĒ took notice of the...

Iíd rather say that ďMr VansĒ took notice of the mass increase of potential clients :o... business cleverness leading to the success of the company :)
Forum: Interiors 08-07-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,123
Posted By Dan 57
received our 4 flight bags from Mission bags, in...

received our 4 flight bags from Mission bags, in grey color, a couple of days ago. Great quality, strong with plenty of pockets, slightly heavy.

I'd like to thank and recommend Kevin from Mission...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Dan 57
read you 5 Mickey ;) Contact me when you're ready...

read you 5 Mickey ;) Contact me when you're ready and I'll fly down.

Vividia VA-880
I found the VA-880 far superior to the VA-400, no question about it, HD is good. And it comes with a nice orderly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Dan 57
Well, for an engine with so little use, the...

Well, for an engine with so little use, the figures are surprisingly good... nevertheless, a few values have substantially increased, CU above all.
Past 100h since overhaul or new, values should have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Dan 57
Recently acquired VA-880, far superior to the...

Recently acquired VA-880, far superior to the VA-400 I had been using for a couple of years...
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