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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-31-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,869
Posted By JordanGrant
Good post

David,
Good post, thanks for sharing, and I liked the puzzler.

As to forum practices and decorum, to be honest I'm kind of disappointed in the tone of some of the responses here. The worst thing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,353
Posted By JordanGrant
Thumbs up Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,353
Posted By JordanGrant
Attaching the tug to the airplane was a...

Attaching the tug to the airplane was a challenge. At first, I tried some methods that slid under the tailwheel and had it just kind of scoop it up. That didn't work well - the wheel wanted to slip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,353
Posted By JordanGrant
Video of the tug in...

Video of the tug in action:

https://youtu.be/g7t8pDY0A8U
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,353
Posted By JordanGrant
It works either way, actually. It's easier to...

It works either way, actually. It's easier to turn/steer the tug with the tailwheel up, and lifting the tail puts all the weight on the tug wheels, which helps with traction (on a smooth hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,353
Posted By JordanGrant
I've considered trying to write a submission for...

I've considered trying to write a submission for Kitplanes. Even if I don't do that, I'll try to write down some of the key things once I reach a final configuration, to make it easy to replicate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,353
Posted By JordanGrant
I used "Jazzy Power Chair" geared electric...

I used "Jazzy Power Chair" geared electric motors. This is the link to the Ebay ad for them: https://www.ebay.com/itm/223399560043

They are available all over Ebay and prices vary, but I got these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,353
Posted By JordanGrant
The welds are NOT nice, but low res pics, a...

The welds are NOT nice, but low res pics, a grinder and paint cover all manner of sins. They are functional, though. I'm self and YouTube-taught, only. I wish I had a chance to do a class!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,353
Posted By JordanGrant
Smile PC680-powered RV-6 dragger/tug

Hello RVers. For years, I've wanted to build an electric RV-6 tug to drag our airplane up the gentle slope into the hangar. I've thought that maybe a retired Odyssey PC680 battery could have enough...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-17-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By JordanGrant
I don't know about the 6A as much, but in my RV-6...

I don't know about the 6A as much, but in my RV-6 I recently moved it to be on the front of the wing spar under my legs. It's out of the way yet still reachable from sitting in the cockpit. You'll...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By JordanGrant
I've heard nothing but great reports about...

I've heard nothing but great reports about customer support. I have not called, but I'm sure they would be happy to give that info over the phone if I did. Maybe my post above will save someone the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By JordanGrant
EarthX Multi-use Battery Box Dimensions

After searching on VAF and the EarthX website, I could never find the actual dimensions of the mounting holes for the EarthX battery boxes. I just received mine, so I'll post the data here for others...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By JordanGrant
excellent inputs

I have to admit that crash survivability was not a criteria I had on my mind when I worked on this design. My main concern was improving the accessibility in flight or on the ground in the event of a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-26-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By JordanGrant
3D Printed Fire Extinguisher Mount

For the past many years, my Halon fire extinguisher has been mounted in-between the seats in our RV-6. It's actually kind of a pain to get to there, and it has been getting knocked around and beating...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,912
Posted By JordanGrant
Thanks for the thoughtful comments. I agree with...

Thanks for the thoughtful comments. I agree with the collective wisdom - time to consult the pros before drilling holes in that location. I have the question in with Van's to see what they say....
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,912
Posted By JordanGrant
New holes through main spar web RV-6

I want to move my fire extinguisher to be securely mounted to the front of the main spar on the pilot side (easily accessible in flight). The easiest way for me to mount it would be to drill some new...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-31-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,344
Posted By JordanGrant
watching with interest

I'm watching with interest. We have to retire somewhere and something like this sounds right up our alley. I'm sure it takes a lot of time, effort, and not a small amount of money, but if you gain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,447
Posted By JordanGrant
Practicing

Did a right-seat sortie practicing for a future CFI checkride. Things I learned:
1. When solo, full-power clean stalls are fun. The RV-6 just hangs on the prop at 50 knots with a super high deck...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,087
Posted By JordanGrant
connector source

Anyone know where to source the actual metal connector? I tried to find those airplane-quality D-Sub connectors a couple of months ago and failed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 159,671
Posted By JordanGrant
Ahhh, the memories

I've dropped many a little blue bomb on that range. I've even been supersonic over the Alligator river on the way in...unintentionally. Lots of fun!
Forum: Virtual Hangar 08-10-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 26,304
Posted By JordanGrant
Headset Hanger

Wow, really haven't updated the Virtual Hangar thread in 7 years, huh. Maybe time to share something.
Here's my latest upgrade - 3D-printed hanger for my brand-new Lightspeed Zulu headset. I wanted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,395
Posted By JordanGrant
Thanks Carl!

Thanks Carl!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,213
Posted By JordanGrant
Hangar market

For me, my hangar rent is the #1 expense for owning an RV, by a large margin. My expenses are otherwise very low because I work on it myself - but it's really hard to work on it yourself without a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,395
Posted By JordanGrant
V Speed Document

Vans' website used to have this:
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/speeds.pdf

But that link no longer works. Does anyone have a new link or have the document? I'm just looking to get the source...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-26-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By JordanGrant
I survived the FRZ

Here?s a plug for Potomac Airfield (KVKX). After a bit of paperwork over about 3 weeks, I got my PIN for entering the FRZ around the DC area. The procedures involve an extra phone call or two, but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,188
Posted By JordanGrant
Don't sell yourself short

Guys,
I've been qualified in the F-15E, F-15C, and F-16. I'm currently not flying, but I work every day on the F-35 program and hangar fly with the F-22 guys that sit in the same office. While all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By JordanGrant
Dynon D10A Intermittent Failure

This must be an exceedingly rare thing, because I can't find anyone else complaining about the same thing, but we have an intermittent failure of our 10-yr-old Dynon D10A.
It goes like this:
One...
Forum: Southeast 11-25-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,350
Posted By JordanGrant
transient aircraft welcome

Airnav also says "transient aircraft welcome".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By JordanGrant
CFI Instruction

All,
I'm looking for someone that does CFI instruction for RVs. I want to do a CFI SEL checkride in my RV-6. My current situation is a bit complex (Mil-competency CFII-Airplane, but expired, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By JordanGrant
David, this lease has a renewal clause, but with...

David, this lease has a renewal clause, but with "mutual consent" of the airport. So, if they decide not to consent, there will be no renewal. That's what it sounds like the airport is going to do,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,139
Posted By JordanGrant
Private hangar transition to airport-owned

We are going through a little airport drama recently and it's made me wonder about what others have experienced around the country. The hangar land leases here are written such that the airport may...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,086
Posted By JordanGrant
Aerosport goodness

We've had an Aerosport (XP-360) since 2005. It's done very well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,790
Posted By JordanGrant
I love thread drift, too, and this is something...

I love thread drift, too, and this is something I'm passionate about so I would like to respectfully disagree with KRviator's take, i.e. "there should be little to no reason to ever refuse a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,724
Posted By JordanGrant
Measure twice, drill once.

When we first started building, a friend brought over a [ruined] aircraft part. On it was written:

"Measure twice, drill once. That will be $60, please, for this lesson."

We still have it hanging...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 908
Posted By JordanGrant
Smile Article on Homebuilders in China

Short but interesting article on aircraft homebuilders in China. The passion is the same everywhere:

https://www.wired.com/story/xiaoxiao-xu-aeronautics-in-the-backyard/

Also makes me feel very...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-01-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By JordanGrant
Newport News/Hampton Area RVation

Looks like the USAF is going to require my services in the Hampton/Newport News area (Langley AFB). Any advice on where to base the RV-6 in that area? Is KPHF friendly/affordable to experimental...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-26-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,041
Posted By JordanGrant
ABS mucho bueno

Yeah, I think it'll be fine. I've had great success with ABS even under pretty warm conditions (think Vegas summers). Good luck!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-25-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,041
Posted By JordanGrant
Weasel, did you use PLA or ABS? PLA will...

Weasel, did you use PLA or ABS? PLA will definitely not do well in the heat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,118
Posted By JordanGrant
Second Paul's comment. I tried making some PLA...

Second Paul's comment. I tried making some PLA stuff for my truck, and it essentially melted in the Las Vegas heat. It gets hot in there in the sun. ABS has held up well, though, so you might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,486
Posted By JordanGrant
Prusa as well

I'm running a Prusa i3 Mk2 from the kit (about $800 w/shipping). I started with a Printrbot Simple Maker Edition (about $400). I started using Autodesk Fusion 360 before EAA did their awesome thing...
Forum: California 09-19-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By JordanGrant
Question Coyote Dry Lake - land there?

Has anyone ever landed on Coyote Dry Lake bed in San Bernardino County (north of Barstow)? Any gotchas or things to know? Looks like a decent surface from what I can tell.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-18-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By JordanGrant
Also, I just noticed that is your first post....

Also, I just noticed that is your first post. Welcome to VAF! Lots of folks here to help with your new airplane.

Cheers,
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-18-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By JordanGrant
Robin, I have an AF-2500 as well and I've seen...

Robin, I have an AF-2500 as well and I've seen the same thing happen in the past. Mine has been intermittent, though. I know you've already tried this, but for me, after I checked/tighten the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,873
Posted By JordanGrant
Mark, it was indeed a pleasure to make your...

Mark, it was indeed a pleasure to make your acquaintance, and that RV-9 is super sweet!

Neal, it was too cool to run into you guys in the HBC registration line! I can't tell you how much Holly and I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,873
Posted By JordanGrant
Thumbs up N198G First Oshkosh

Like some others, the 30th Anniversary of the RV-6 was the excuse I needed to finally fly to Oshkosh. N198G first flew in 2006 and 10 Oshkosh's were missed since then. Every year there was something...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-06-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,386
Posted By JordanGrant
Nice work!

Well done, fellas! Looking forward to flying with you guys again sometime. I'm planning on Oshkosh this year - you going?

-Gadget
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-12-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,965
Posted By JordanGrant
Great to meet you

Gary, it was nice meeting you and our RV-6s sure looked good together on that ramp!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,390
Posted By JordanGrant
Why the bench test?

Carl,
Thanks so much for sharing this - I learned a lot this morning. DanH's pictures were very educational, too!

I am curious about something, kind of philosophical. Why did you send the AFP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,469
Posted By JordanGrant
Military ATP Practical Exam

All,
I'm in the market for finishing my Airline Transport Pilot ticket. I did the written last year and now I just need to do the practical. I'm looking for one of the programs that are...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-02-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,246
Posted By JordanGrant
Nice work! Looks great!

Nice work! Looks great!
Forum: Painting your RV 06-15-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,246
Posted By JordanGrant
Syringes - ha! Nailed it!

If you were using standard syringes, then there's your problem. I suspect your next round of paint will be MUCH better. After a little learning curve, I really don't think painting is all that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-14-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 39,509
Posted By JordanGrant
Great work! I can't wait to see the video of the...

Great work! I can't wait to see the video of the first flight - and then the second one, too!
Forum: Painting your RV 06-14-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,246
Posted By JordanGrant
One more thing to be sure of

When I first started painting, mine looked like that. I was doing small test pieces like you, so I wanted to mix up only small amounts of my expensive paint. My brilliant idea was to pull small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,445
Posted By JordanGrant
Question G-strings

My Falcon g-meter was installed in 2005 and has never worked. I really didn't care much because I had a G-meter on my Dynon D10A display, anyway. But now I've decided to try to fix it. After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By JordanGrant
I'll try mixing it up and see what happens -...

I'll try mixing it up and see what happens - don't know why I didn't think of it to begin with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By JordanGrant
Republic - wouldn't take it

Thanks for the suggestion, Erik. Unfortunately, I actually went to the hazardous waste disposal thing today at Republic, and they refused to take my paint. Apparently, it wasn't "household" enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,565
Posted By JordanGrant
Question Aircraft paint disposal - Las Vegas

So I'm finally trying to get rid of my leftovers from painting the airplane 9 years ago. I'm also trying to be a responsible, environmentally correct citizen and dispose of the stuff appropriately as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,400
Posted By JordanGrant
No problemo. Like most things in the Air Force,...

No problemo. Like most things in the Air Force, it was mostly a paperwork drill. If you know what form to fill out and what color of ink to sign it with, you can get just about anything done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,400
Posted By JordanGrant
Talking Well, of course she can. And she can fix both of...

Well, of course she can. And she can fix both of them, too, for that matter. Isn't that pretty standard?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,400
Posted By JordanGrant
Small World

It was so fun to see Mark Pensenstadler's drawing on the front page of VAF. Mark, I'm guessing you didn't know this, but here's how small the world is, or how big Van's Air Force is, depending on how...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,193
Posted By JordanGrant
Mike, can you change the title of the thread so...

Mike, can you change the title of the thread so it doesn't look like I need help still?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,193
Posted By JordanGrant
Smile And the winner is...

Troubleshooting this morning, thinking probably a starter solenoid, but...

1. Oil temperature sensor dropped offline yesterday. Connection seems good to the engine monitor. That's weird.
2....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,193
Posted By JordanGrant
I'll try to test/jump/replace the...

I'll try to test/jump/replace the airframe-mounted solenoid first. Since it's never been replaced, it might be the culprit (like in Paul Dye's thread above). Thanks for the data, Mike!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,193
Posted By JordanGrant
Mike Hammond, Yup, SkyTech 149-12PM lightweight...

Mike Hammond,
Yup, SkyTech 149-12PM lightweight starter. Hopefully its just the solenoid. I really don't think its the battery at this point.
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