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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,470
Posted By sheepdog
Mark landall alternator

I have an alternator that was producing 13.6 volts I need 14.5 for the oddosy
I removed it from my RV-6 unplugged the wires from the alternator
Type unknown but there is a plug on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,642
Posted By sheepdog
Tail sections

How many customers have bought Tail sections partial aircraft, compared to full kits per
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By sheepdog
Solving a problem

Thanks Sam, as always you are there to help us in need
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By sheepdog
Problem to solve

Replacing manual Flap handle with electric
EF 601 interferes with tip up canopy closure
Bar that runs infront of f605c
The problem solver in me says to inlet the front
Side of ef601 and install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,079
Posted By sheepdog
Larger tires

I am currently running 850-6 tires they are 21.5 inches tall
No problem with shimmy, Matco wheels and brakes,
160 hp RV-6 155 kts true.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,899
Posted By sheepdog
200 knot club

Getting pushed by a Northwest 35 Knot tailwind on spring day
My passenger looked at the ground speed on my Garmin 296 and said 207 kts
“That’s great isn’t it”. I said yeah it is. 160 hp RV 6. Wood...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,823
Posted By sheepdog
Alternative airport

Brennand 79C located 10 miles north of Oshkosh, fuel, transportation,
Camp with your aircraft.
Privately owned
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By sheepdog
Lower fairings

Check with Clevland Tools
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 948
Posted By sheepdog
Fuel Tanks for a 6

Looking for a pair of RV6 fuel tanks finished or unstarted. New project
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,977
Posted By sheepdog

If you know a law enforcement -pilot -enthusiast, contact them
That person may know a DOT officer with portable scales and they are happy to help you out----- Also if you have round track car crew...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 899
Posted By sheepdog
Aileron up down distance to wing skin

While under my 6 I was inspecting hinges bearings, an while pulling aileron down to its stop there was about .032 distance between aileron and wingskin
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-28-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,290
Posted By sheepdog
Farming G5

Had a conversation with an avionics shop today. I was told if you already have the G5 for around 2200.00 more you can have a full Garmin autopilot.
All mounting brackets, servos, autopilot control...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,867
Posted By sheepdog
Bigger tires

My 850-6 tires only raised my axel height 4 inches , I'm guessing your 800 s only raised your axle around 3 inches. So you only need to flair 3 inches higher
I do have a set of custom made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,867
Posted By sheepdog
Bigger feet

I hope all of you that are going to be "That Guy" with the big tires are enjoying
the utility of having larger tires as much as I am. The trade off is minamal
And it's kind of like having the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,191
Posted By sheepdog
Big Foot

The tires on my RV-6 are 850-6. 21.5 inches tall. I also have a set of wheel pants for the tires, designed and built by John Backer of Chapter 94.
North Central Iowa is mostly farm land and 98...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,610
Posted By sheepdog
Check the runway and check it again

There is an old saying I heard when I was younger. If it is to be its up to me.
Meaning the only person that you can take responsibility for is yourself.
I fly like I am invisible. After all we fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,579
Posted By sheepdog
Com Antenna

Take an outdated Loran Antenna, open up the base, pull out everything except Antenna wire cut and solder, epoxy back together. Wave length is perfect
Total cost. 0
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,290
Posted By sheepdog
Does it Hurt the engine

Water will evaporate at Temps way lower than boiling temp and
Water vapor will tend to move rapidly between high humidity to low humidity.
Hang a towel out on the clothes line.
The time the engine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-12-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,629
Posted By sheepdog
Super 7 Mount

I believe the Super 6 mount should work, Bob Mills has the original Super 6
Guessing he can help
The 7 mount fits the 6
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-19-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,440
Posted By sheepdog
Bottom cowl

I had the same problem with my 6, how I solved the problem was to Cut the forward portion of the air scoop back and fiberglass around a round shampoo bottle for the intake form, some 3inch scat tube...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,645
Posted By sheepdog
Tail wheel and vgs

I used a JD tail wheel fork, the reason to give the most amount of tire
exposed and the least amount of steel to catch on snags. The switch was painless.

I received Vortex generators from ATS...
Forum: Safety 12-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 29,216
Posted By sheepdog
Just don't do it Please

Speaking to IFR pilots,
I have personally been in aircraft on IFR flight plans, where the Single pilot
Has been sleeping, seat slid back and letting the auto pilot do the flying. To be woke up by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,645
Posted By sheepdog
Bearing spacing

I struggled with cleavelands.then found out the Matco's bearing spacing was 2.5
Which is narrower than stock wheels. I had to add washers to get stock width
Installing the tires onto the rims were a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,645
Posted By sheepdog
Bush 6

Stock gear legs, total loss of speed 15 mph from faired 5 mph from stock wheel hanging in the wind.
What is lurking under the cowl is an IO-320 b1A converted to a D1A
Updraft pan with bendix fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,645
Posted By sheepdog
Big wheels

The wheels are Matco W60 , the brake rotor attaches to the rim with three Allen
Screws. The caliper runs on the inside portion of the rotor and attaches to the
Rim at max diameter. The bearings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,645
Posted By sheepdog
Bush wheels

Matco w60 wheels, tail wheel flyboys, not stock vans fork
Been in the bean fields, hayfields, grass fields within 40 miles
Tomorrow, snow and when ice is safe, the area lakes
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,645
Posted By sheepdog
Talking Bush wheels

Matco W60 wheels internal brakes Aircraft Spruce shows 463.00, Tires were wore out skins, sent them to desser 220.00 both, I needed two 1/4 inch spacers per side, stock nuts, two 16 inch stainless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,645
Posted By sheepdog
RV-6 Bush Plane

I put some big tires on the -6 for playing in the dirt and snow..

8.50x600 on Matco wheels.

Ken Asbe KMCW
Forum: Safety 11-03-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,630
Posted By sheepdog
The impossible turn

Human physical and mental preperation, we try to give instruction in
Worst case problems, problem is your body is going to fight you,
You will get a big dump of adrenilin, your body pulls blood from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,052
Posted By sheepdog
Talking Flutter

Let's try a different aircraft closer to an rv airfoil, like an f4u corsair.
Fabric on wings behind main spar, no rear wing attach points, fabric on elevators and ailerons, getting fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,088
Posted By sheepdog
Show me your wheel pant door

Broke my wheelpant on a cone. My buddy's took lots of photo's and attached some of my parts,paint:(( to the photo's All in fun
But what I am looking for are photo's of solutions to putting air in...
Forum: Propellers 01-16-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,145
Posted By sheepdog
Inertia ring

When I built my RV 6 I installed Mark Landals inertia ring which I believe weighed12 lbs, Mark also sold silica iron balancing rings which attached to the flywheelI was able to turn the idle way down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,455
Posted By sheepdog
Talking Homade Heated clothing

Ok home builders. You can make your own heated clothing
Vests, pants, jackets. All you will need is 30 gauge Teflon coated
Wire approx 30 ft .per item At 12 volts 3 ohms will require 4 amps ,
Forum: RV-4 09-18-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 993
Posted By sheepdog
Footwell flex

I replaced a lower firewall on an RV4. After assembly we noticed when rocking the wings there is a slight oil-can noise in the footwell left side, any ideas as what to do?
The area is between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By sheepdog

I replaced the sending unit in my tank and Sealed both the sending unit and
plate waited 5 days to set up put gas in an saw a stream of Blue evaporating across the belly Darn.. any body had any...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-11-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,517
Posted By sheepdog

I sat in that same hole for quite awhile then a good friend asked me what I had left. I went thru the things I needed to finish which jumped all over the RV-6 My friend took me by the arm to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By sheepdog
sun shades

Cleveland tools, Boone Iowa
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,608
Posted By sheepdog
Ethanol free gas alternative

If you have a good relationship with your Co-op you may be able to
get your alcohol free gasoline. Mine will deliver 30 gal or 55 gal drums of
the premium unleaded or unleaded gas to my farm when...
Forum: Safety 04-14-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,171
Posted By sheepdog
Radio or no radio

After listening to the posts I was curious as to the actual FAR a person is
violating for not using a radio at an uncontrolled airport.
If a pilot is intentionally causing a saftey hazard by...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,171
Posted By sheepdog
Only you

I have enjoyed both threads/very informative.
I drive my Gold wing, like I drive My car and also my RV-6 and boat. I know that people will miss me on occasion so I operate the above like I am in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,759
Posted By sheepdog
Bird strikes

I was wondering what the verdict was on painting one propeller blade a different color to give the birds a clue we are there,
A search thru the photos of bird strikes reveals very little that will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,198
Posted By sheepdog
Lithium Batterys

I have had plenty of experience with Lithium Batteries in my job
One a high load in cold temps drain the battery in seconds unless the battery is warm.
Second if the battery is breached, any water...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,674
Posted By sheepdog
6 wing on a 7

The 7 fusalage has a flat bottom, the 6 has a bottom that follows the
the dihedral to the center of the fuselage.
flat bottom vs v. bottom, but if you want to make a new centersection maybe

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,870
Posted By sheepdog
Taperwing on a 6 from snowflake

You just have to tease us, I really think you should proceed on your dream,
besides I would hope you would share with the rest of us so you are not the only 6 out there with tapered wings...
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,717
Posted By sheepdog
Roll over escape

SOG sells an entreching shovel which takes about the same amount of room as a stack of paper plates, mount it infront of the spar The shovel can be adjusted at 0, 90 and 180 degrees for digging also...
Forum: RV-4 10-09-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,864
Posted By sheepdog
short wings on rv4

I was at the Vetterman flyin in Hotsprings SD this fall, Larry told me he took his rocket and changed engines from the 540 to a 360 with extended engine mount to fit the cowl, said the rocket now...
Forum: RV-4 08-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,860
Posted By sheepdog

I did mine the same way Tom did, 2 good strikes with a 2.5 lb hammer
perfect set

Rv 6 slow build flying
F1- Harmon in progerss
Forum: Tools 07-03-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,213
Posted By sheepdog
shop vac

If you have an unfinished basement or garage closet,attic, plumb the plastic lines and or flex lines around the house put in a whole house vac including your work area. All the noise gets vented...
Forum: Safety 02-26-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 64,844
Posted By sheepdog
The motor and the mind on the turnback

I am talking about the body, mind interaction of the turn back upon engine failure. A little background on my call sign --Go to Col.Grossmans aritical
On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs then you will...
Forum: Safety 02-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,348
Posted By sheepdog
Iowa ethanal

I had been over the years watching the vangards flying on ethanal, the pilot I talked with said he burns 30 percent more ethanal for the same power settings than avgas.
That said if you decide to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,777
Posted By sheepdog
6 and 7 differences

Look at the belly of the 7. The 6 has a V bottom, It follows the dihedral of the wings to the center. The 7 has a flat bottom due to the center section
I built a 6 and am a boater. Drive a flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,879
Posted By sheepdog
Talking Speed

Years ago two friends had a friendly competiton with their RV-6s one a
taildragger and the other nose wheel, they changed the induction system, fairings ect. both were 160 hp fixed pitch and both...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-23-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,488
Posted By sheepdog
Cool way of cooling

Paul Lipps is currently building an RV-9 and has written some articles on moving air from the spinner thru the engine and if you contact CONTACT magazine and ask for the Paul Lipps Issue I believe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 119,534
Posted By sheepdog
N Number

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By sheepdog

Hi Bill
Sometimes on wheel shimmy don't forget to make sure your tires are balanced and second your Wheel Pants may need to be balanced
some #9 shot mixed with epoxy and placed in the nose of the...
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