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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,548
Posted By JoeBlank
All, No offense to anyone CFI or otherwise, just...

All,

No offense to anyone CFI or otherwise, just my $.02 worth. Also, as an aside, you don't need to learn wheelers in an RV either. I did my initial TW instruction long ago in a T-Craft and the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,548
Posted By JoeBlank
Jay, The RV-4 and 7 are quite different when it...

Jay,

The RV-4 and 7 are quite different when it comes to flight handling, W&B, landing, etc. The -4 will certainly be more sensitive to aft CG, pax, baggage, etc. Learn to do a good 3 point...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,148
Posted By JoeBlank
Paul, Had a tough time getting the RV-6 to 300...

Paul,

Had a tough time getting the RV-6 to 300 KTS in the push, so I backed off... :eek:

Probably worked great though with the shuttle profile... :cool:
Forum: Safety 09-16-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,148
Posted By JoeBlank
All, My thoughts... Caution! Caution! ...

All,

My thoughts...

Caution! Caution! Caution!
This is NOT a how to procedure on how to do this safely.
Don't try this is you are not a consummate aviation expert in your aircraft and...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2016, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,148
Posted By JoeBlank
Deadstick Landings - Alvord Desert

Had a little time on my hands to finish up some raw video projects...

The Alvord Desert is possibly one of the best places to practice your deadstick landings in a variety of configurations. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,618
Posted By JoeBlank
AFS has always provided cutting edge software,...

AFS has always provided cutting edge software, integration, customer support, and upgrade paths. They are certainly industry leaders not to mention great people. Just my $.02 and yes I am biased......
Forum: Job Board 08-20-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,969
Posted By JoeBlank
Congratulations and welcome aboard!

Congratulations and welcome aboard!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,125
Posted By JoeBlank
My last day at Van's...

It is with very mixed emotions to tell everyone that today is my last day with Van's Aircraft. :( As you may or may not know, I've been battling advanced stage cancer since January. So it is that...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,425
Posted By JoeBlank
14 Avionics/Optional Kits

Be sure to read THIS letter dated 7/5/16 that is up on Van's website. It covers the Aileron Trim Kit:

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/letters/RV-14_Avionics_P9_Final.pdf
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,506
Posted By JoeBlank
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By JoeBlank
Review the Van's Firewall Forward Drawings for...

Review the Van's Firewall Forward Drawings for best results.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,776
Posted By JoeBlank
Highly recommended! It keeps the lap belt...

Highly recommended! It keeps the lap belt securely around your hips, especially in turbulence...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,746
Posted By JoeBlank
Congrats Dick! Job well done!:cool:

Congrats Dick! Job well done!:cool:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,405
Posted By JoeBlank
You might find 7 QTS to be a bit high. Try...

You might find 7 QTS to be a bit high. Try running it with no more than 6 QTS and you might find a reduction in the usage. Typically LYC 4-cyl engines will vent off anything above 6 QTS rather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,464
Posted By JoeBlank
Pretty sure you can just buy it by the foot from...

Pretty sure you can just buy it by the foot from Vans. Just call the parts order desk and ask for it.

It also comes in 25' and 50' lengths.

DUCT CBT 5/8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,682
Posted By JoeBlank
Standard Fine Thread Series Torque Values apply. ...

Standard Fine Thread Series Torque Values apply. 100-140 In Lb for AN5... See Section 5.20 (Page 5-18) for more info.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-ALL_05.pdf

Also recheck the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,080
Posted By JoeBlank
Sounds like the impulse coupling clicking over. ...

Sounds like the impulse coupling clicking over. The sound will disappear above 1200 RPM or so...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,769
Posted By JoeBlank
No wiring diagrams exist for the small circuits...

No wiring diagrams exist for the small circuits that are in the 14. They are pretty simple though and should be easy to trace...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,241
Posted By JoeBlank
Great job SchoolMom! Keep at it...! :cool:

Great job SchoolMom! Keep at it...! :cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,067
Posted By JoeBlank
Bob, Good info and pics of what burned exhaust...

Bob,

Good info and pics of what burned exhaust valves look like here:

http://www.avweb.com/news/savvyaviator/savvy_aviator_56_before_you_yank_that_jug-197497-1.html

Agree with the other posters;...
Forum: RV-4 04-29-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 347,897
Posted By JoeBlank
Nice looking bird AC! I enjoyed looking over...

Nice looking bird AC! I enjoyed looking over your work at Madera.

Of course checkerboarding the cowl flap will certainly increase the flow rate/volume too...;)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-21-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,458
Posted By JoeBlank
Lots of info on that with a forums search on...

Lots of info on that with a forums search on 'Copalis'...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=116341&highlight=copalis
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,734
Posted By JoeBlank
Thumbs up Well done Ax! Team effort!

Well done Ax! Team effort!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,109
Posted By JoeBlank
This world work fine if it was an RV-6/7/9/14 as...

This world work fine if it was an RV-6/7/9/14 as there are 'conversion kits' to do just that.

The RV-8 and -8A forward fuselages are quite different and have a significantly different structure that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,935
Posted By JoeBlank
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Acrylic_Canopy_and...

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Acrylic_Canopy_and_Lexan_Window_Hints.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,903
Posted By JoeBlank
No problemo...;)

No problemo...;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,903
Posted By JoeBlank
Section 34 is bundled into the section labeled 12...

Section 34 is bundled into the section labeled 12 Section 30-38 Finish on the CD PLANS since it is part of the Finish Kit Plans Set. 30-38 indicates a range so you will find 30, 31B, 32, 33, 34, 35,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,004
Posted By JoeBlank
Bruce, Based on your reply, maybe further...

Bruce,

Based on your reply, maybe further analysis of the problem perhaps identifies the root cause of the problem as a rush to get the task done. The initial fit and drilling of the weldment to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,004
Posted By JoeBlank
Bruce, Just to clarify from my E-mail answer...

Bruce,

Just to clarify from my E-mail answer yesterday...

That would probably work OK, but you?d have to use a reduced head screw (AN525 series would work) so as not to interfere with the roll bar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By JoeBlank
You will want to use pitot/AOA mount offered by...

You will want to use pitot/AOA mount offered by the specific EFIS manufacturer you are using. Probably not a good idea to cross breed the units, although it may work fine. I just don't know for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,823
Posted By JoeBlank
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Acrylic_Canopy_and...

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Acrylic_Canopy_and_Lexan_Window_Hints.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,715
Posted By JoeBlank
SuperFill works well for minor dent repair. ...

SuperFill works well for minor dent repair. Spruce carries it. Better yet, wait until the entire project is complete as you will probably have a few more by then...:rolleyes:

Be careful though...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,821
Posted By JoeBlank
To quote Slick (Tim Cone) "Lead hath...

To quote Slick (Tim Cone) "Lead hath privileges"

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gZ2rO3xFZro/Vt4tpo0oDLI/AAAAAAAAFSw/zZER6VtdCEM/s912-Ic42/IMG_0620.JPG

;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,080
Posted By JoeBlank
I use it as a temp probe to answer all of those...

I use it as a temp probe to answer all of those nagging "how hot is this going to get" questions. During my recent panel upgrade, left enough length on the wire harness and used a long piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,821
Posted By JoeBlank
The aerial portion was shot near Tracy, CA. ...

The aerial portion was shot near Tracy, CA.

Entire episode is available here:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2mynp3

A few VAF members here were involved in the production of this episode,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,578
Posted By JoeBlank
It's possible to break the nose gear off any...

It's possible to break the nose gear off any aircraft with enough hamfistedness. (Is that a word) :rolleyes: ...
Forum: RV-10 03-02-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,590
Posted By JoeBlank
Eric, Why the return line? You won't need it on...

Eric,

Why the return line? You won't need it on the 10 fuel installation if you are installing a stock system.

Vans has the tank repair kit.

Let me know if you need some eyeballs on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,643
Posted By JoeBlank
I used the 7/7A FI Pump Inst kit from Vans on my...

I used the 7/7A FI Pump Inst kit from Vans on my RV-6. It works fine and the cover is part of the kit. Since the floor stiffeners are slightly narrower on the 6, just trim one flange on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,366
Posted By JoeBlank
Get well soon Matt. We're all thinking of ya...

Get well soon Matt. We're all thinking of ya...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-30-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,692
Posted By JoeBlank
Welcome aboard Kathy! Love my new EarthX battery!

Welcome aboard Kathy! Love my new EarthX battery!
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-20-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,422
Posted By JoeBlank
2 Choices

Dave,

From a factory perspective, you have 2 choices. I went through this a few years back during my IO-320-D1A installation on an RV-6. The 320 cowl is set up to match the height of the carb but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 119,934
Posted By JoeBlank
Just finishing up my panel upgrade (as well as a...

Just finishing up my panel upgrade (as well as a thousand other things on the RV-6) :rolleyes: from the past year. The new panel, anchored by 2 Advanced Flight Systems 5600's integrated with Dynon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,241
Posted By JoeBlank
I've also been following Trish's progress via FB...

I've also been following Trish's progress via FB since the injury. Trish is one determined gal and I won't be too surprised to see her back in formation someday. This will be a tough road though......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,397
Posted By JoeBlank
Exhaust manufacturers recommend using a product...

Exhaust manufacturers recommend using a product called Mouse Milk on these joints.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,411
Posted By JoeBlank
Don, The FWF plans are in the OP Drawing folder....

Don,

The FWF plans are in the OP Drawing folder. They are not grouped as a 'kit' and consist of OP-22, OP-26, OP-27/27A, OP-29, OP-32, OP-33, OP-34, and OP-35. This is what comes with the FWF Kit.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,224
Posted By JoeBlank
You certainly want to double check with the guys...

You certainly want to double check with the guys at AFS, but the AFS5000 series EFIS is compatible with most of the Dynon support equipment. (A/P, XPDR, ADSB, ARINC, etc). I am just finishing up an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,661
Posted By JoeBlank
Congrats to both Cougar and Goose! Nicely...

Congrats to both Cougar and Goose! Nicely done...:cool:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-15-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,472
Posted By JoeBlank
Very dignified guys! Great video too Cypher...

Very dignified guys! Great video too Cypher...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,367
Posted By JoeBlank
Steve, Good talking to you today and glad you...

Steve,

Good talking to you today and glad you got down safely. I knew the VAF post would be a great option for you as there is a huge amount of help available in the RV community.

James is a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,510
Posted By JoeBlank
Sid, Congrats on the 1st flight! Looks like a...

Sid,

Congrats on the 1st flight! Looks like a lot of work has transpired since your 6/25/10 demo ride! Well done! Now the fun really starts... ;)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,717
Posted By JoeBlank
From the factory FB page...

Ken Scott penned this up this morning... Enjoy...!

https://www.facebook.com/notes/vans-aircraft-inc/eustace-bowhay-ken/992105530799819
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-13-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,205
Posted By JoeBlank
OK, that's IT! Now you guys are making me...

OK, that's IT! Now you guys are making me blush...:rolleyes: Seriously it was a team effort the entire way. Trevor & Dewey put together a fantastic machine and deserve all of the credit. I began...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,961
Posted By JoeBlank
Congrats Sid! I remember when you came by the...

Congrats Sid! I remember when you came by the mothership for your tour and flight. One of these days I'll get back down your way to say Hi... ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,654
Posted By JoeBlank
... and here's the rest of the...

... and here's the rest of the story...

https://www.facebook.com/notes/vans-aircraft-inc/nine-thousand-confirmed/986094568067582
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,810
Posted By JoeBlank
The yellow factory 10 has well over 1900 hours on...

The yellow factory 10 has well over 1900 hours on it now...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 43,361
Posted By JoeBlank
Back in 2007 or so I wrote a blurb for the RVator...

Back in 2007 or so I wrote a blurb for the RVator on building your own wing jacks out of 2x4?s cribbed together and then using some deck screws to mount a inexpensive bottle jack on the top. This...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,421
Posted By JoeBlank
That's correct... The R-606PP Reinforcing...

That's correct...

The R-606PP Reinforcing Plates are used as a common part in the RV-4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 14 aircraft. The Rudder Horn R-405PD is also used on the RV-7, 8, 9, and 14. The 2 holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,346
Posted By JoeBlank
The NW video was very revealing and confirms some...

The NW video was very revealing and confirms some suspicions that I've had.

From my own experience, during an RV-7A landing, I experience a significant shimmy event, which I believe was initially...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,164,938
Posted By JoeBlank
Nice Trevor! Can't wait to see it fly...:D

Nice Trevor! Can't wait to see it fly...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,555
Posted By JoeBlank
You can hand write a Bill Of Sale agreement...

You can hand write a Bill Of Sale agreement between you and the buyer of the kit/parts. Note in the agreement that the kit is "As Is, No Warrantee Implied, Buyer assumes all Risks" or some language...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,346
Posted By JoeBlank
What Scott said... I have had this happen...

What Scott said... I have had this happen several times on the 'A' models. You can verify it by performing a hard slip in cruise for a moment to re- center the nose wheel. If it stays straight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,575
Posted By JoeBlank
Winds Aloft Modeling Tool

Doug,

You may want to add this to your WX page. It's similar to the VAF World Wind Map that's there currently, except this allows you to model for altitude, day, winds, cloud cover, humidity, etc. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,422
Posted By JoeBlank
Nice post Nasty. Been following your posts to...

Nice post Nasty. Been following your posts to "your wall" on FB too... ;)

And of course I'm sure you will be reporting the checkerboard speed/pressure differential on the air door when you get to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,528
Posted By JoeBlank
Here is what I've got for the RV-10 in my...

Here is what I've got for the RV-10 in my notes:

Grove: 2? piston 36-2M (Grove 60-269)
Cleveland: 199-104A

Van's is also selling the Royco 782 (Higher Temp Flash Point) brake fluid in...
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