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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,922
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ed, All I can say is, after reading all these...

Ed,
All I can say is, after reading all these posts, and echoing some, is nice job. One of my sim instructors from my past (one of the good ones), said that if you have an emergency situation, or one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2022, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Scott Hersha
Right. For continuous operation, maintain CHTís...

Right. For continuous operation, maintain CHTís in those ranges. We generally donít have to worry too much about shock cooling on our Lycoming engines. We donít continually operate or engines at the...
Forum: Propellers 11-25-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Scott Hersha
Dave, Call me. I have one. Standard McCauley, not...

Dave,
Call me. I have one. Standard McCauley, not the Whirlwind clone. 2 - blade 200RV.
Scott
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-22-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,212
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Larry, and so does Jeff Rogers,...

I agree with Larry, and so does Jeff Rogers, owner of Airplane Plastics in Tipp City, OH. They manufacture our canopies we get from Vans. Jeff told me (more than once, since Iíve cracked two of...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,991
Posted By Scott Hersha
If itís on the underside, it didnít happen. Nice...

If itís on the underside, it didnít happen. Nice job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By Scott Hersha
I couldnít get it to work on my iPad. I tried my...

I couldnít get it to work on my iPad. I tried my iPhone and no joy there either. I used to use an app called Aviation WB that worked very well on my phone and iPad, but apparently it is no longer...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By Scott Hersha
You might want to include the RV6 & RV9,...

You might want to include the RV6 & RV9, including A models in your search. They all have the same canopy bubble, whether tip up or slider - if itís a standard Vans canopy. Airplane Plastics near...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By Scott Hersha
ďNext PostĒ. Apparently I took these pics before...

ďNext PostĒ. Apparently I took these pics before I knew how to make them appear uprightÖÖ..

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Forum: RV-4 11-14-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By Scott Hersha
I mounted my mini iPad out of the sun (most of...

I mounted my mini iPad out of the sun (most of the time), as shown below. Thereís a USB charger in that area too.

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I made a kind of mini glare shield on both RV4ís Iíve owned, which helped...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By Scott Hersha
I wouldnít want any soap residue on my fuel tank...

I wouldnít want any soap residue on my fuel tank parts. After scuffing and wiping with MEK, or acetone, I wipe with 91% (or 99%) alcohol, and then wipe that with a clean dry cotton cloth (like clean...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Scott Hersha
That happened to me on my RV6. The right brake...

That happened to me on my RV6. The right brake felt like it was locked up - couldnít push it back into the hangar after a flight. I reached in and pulled aft on the top of the brake pedal and it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-11-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Scott Hersha
There is nothing ‘conditional’ about the...

There is nothing ‘conditional’ about the inspection that is required every 12 months……….. sorry - not jerking your chain. What you are looking for is someone to do your “condition” inspection....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Pete. Donít use acetone. It can...

I agree with Pete. Donít use acetone. It can start to dissolve the resin if your wingtip is a polyester based part. Rough it up to give the new epoxy a chance to tooth in. Wetted cloth is a good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, I also have two of the reservoirs, with...

Larry,
I also have two of the reservoirs, with the cap. I only need one for a spare, so if you want one just let me know. Just pay shipping.
Forum: RV-4 11-10-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,049
Posted By Scott Hersha
I was always taught that the down aileron creates...

I was always taught that the down aileron creates more drag than the up aileron, and on takeoff or landing has the effect of pulling that wing backwards - the adverse yaw that can be beneficial in a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, I might have one in my spares box. Iíll...

Larry,
I might have one in my spares box. Iíll check today and see if I have it. Itís yours if I do.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-07-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By Scott Hersha
PM sent for the scratch off kit.

PM sent for the scratch off kit.
Forum: Fiberglass 11-06-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,077
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought a yard of Dacron (peel ply) at Joann...

I bought a yard of Dacron (peel ply) at Joann Fabrics locally. It was cheap and works well as peel ply. If you do this, roll it up up around a tube or piece of pvc pipe or something so that you don’t...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,362
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ve been reading these posts for a long time,...

I’ve been reading these posts for a long time, and fortunately they don’t affect me because with my latest build - I bought a used kit that was mostly complete - didn’t involve as much kit component...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Scott Hersha
That ball joint connection is standard on the...

That ball joint connection is standard on the crossover exhaust system supplied from Vans in the RV6 O-360 exhaust kit. There are four springs, one on each side of the two pipes, that allows some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Scott Hersha
I made the same requirements with very similar...

I made the same requirements with very similar looking results on my RV6 - carbureted.

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Exhaust pipe heat shield not installed yet in this picture.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-02-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít think headroom should be an issue with an...

I donít think headroom should be an issue with an RV6, if itís not an issue in an RV7. Fuselage dimensions between the side rails, seat position relative to spacing to firewall are the same in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-02-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,084
Posted By Scott Hersha
An option for easy access to the fuel pump/filter...

An option for easy access to the fuel pump/filter for servicing, especially if you enclose those parts on the inside. An access panel on the outside is visible in the attached picture if you zoom in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Scott Hersha
Pretty descent price on a low time mag that has a...

Pretty descent price on a low time mag that has a new 500 hour already done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By Scott Hersha
Boy, I tell ya……. that Larry Larson has so many...

Boy, I tell ya……. that Larry Larson has so many good idea tricks. A cereal box. We don’t need to waste money figuring this out, because this one (and others) is free. On one of his videos Larry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By Scott Hersha
LRI Probe

I just purchased the latest version of the Lift Reserve system:

https://lift-mgt.com/home.html

Iíve had one of these on my first RV6 22 years ago and really liked it. However, it had a different...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with what Ralph said. I was trying to...

I agree with what Ralph said. I was trying to improve the baffles on our C-170 years ago, and read an article about how to do this. They said that a 1 square inch opening (leak) in your baffle seals...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,452
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had what sounds like, the exact same thing...

I had what sounds like, the exact same thing happen on my RV6 slider, except I didn’t use Sika to attach the windshield fairing. My slider fit fine at first, but then a couple weeks later the slider...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By Scott Hersha
Guess I should have read post 5.

Guess I should have read post 5.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By Scott Hersha
Of course not. I was merely suggesting what I do...

Of course not. I was merely suggesting what I do in my RV6 as a possible solution. I don’t have an RV9 manual, so I don’t know what Vans suggest as a maximum flap extension speed. He said his POH...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-25-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you donít have a constant speed prop, your...

If you donít have a constant speed prop, your approach might look a little different. I have an RV6, O-360, fixed pitch Sensenich GA prop. If I pull the throttle to idle mid field downwind at a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Scott Hersha
Doug, I have a GRT Horizon and EIS, plus I use...

Doug,
I have a GRT Horizon and EIS, plus I use the aluminum streamlined OAT probe. What is recovery factor, and where do you program it? I must have missed it in the install manual, but my temp...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-23-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít have my engine start checklist anymore...

I donít have my engine start checklist anymore for my fuel injected RV8 (doesnít matter what model RV you have), but basically this is it:

On a cold engine:
. Throttle Open 1/4Ē
....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you look on the home page on the left side,...

If you look on the home page on the left side, there is a button for “POH’s”. There are examples for POH’s for some of the various RV models, and in them, you’ll usually find a checklist. However,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Scott Hersha
I followed the advise from Vans about fixing my...

I followed the advise from Vans about fixing my heavy left wing on my RV6:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/how-to-diagnose-and-fix-a-heavy-wing/

After everything was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,246
Posted By Scott Hersha
To answer your question, yes #8 screws and...

To answer your question, yes #8 screws and nutplates will fit just fine. The RV6 kit that I didnít start but finished, had the tips installed already with #8 screws. It looks good and is easy to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By Scott Hersha
If years of age has a bearing on tire/tube...

If years of age has a bearing on tire/tube longevity, I would like to know. I donít care at all about how many ďhoursĒ I have on my tires/tubes, because it means nothing. The number of landings does...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,242
Posted By Scott Hersha
Poor men canít afford an RV8 eitherÖÖ..

Poor men canít afford an RV8 eitherÖÖ..
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have the RV6 plans, but they donít include an...

I have the RV6 plans, but they donít include an outline drawing for the 808, or 810 brackets. Only shown in the below...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,359
Posted By Scott Hersha
So it seems like, going with a ball valve to...

So it seems like, going with a ball valve to regulate flow through the cooler, youíd be better off removing the vernatherm and installing the viscosity valve, giving you more direct control. Larry...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,359
Posted By Scott Hersha
I spoke with Larry Vetterman at length a few...

I spoke with Larry Vetterman at length a few years ago about this. Larry had a cockpit controlled ball valve mounted in his oil cooler feed line. He could control it precisely he said. He knew at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,270
Posted By Scott Hersha
+1 - I have one of these on my new RV6, and have...

+1 - I have one of these on my new RV6, and have changed my oil twice. What I notice v.s. the SafeAir unit (other than price) is that - the oil flows out during draining quicker; the positive closure...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,588
Posted By Scott Hersha
To answer your question, I have done this change...

To answer your question, I have done this change myself also. It was a relatively easy change. I did it when I got back from a flight and found one of the Phillips head camlocks missing. I had the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought that UGL also, but returned it. I could...

I bought that UGL also, but returned it. I could not get it to fit my airplane unless the control was locked in to a nose dive (elevator). The stick angle (straight up and down) v.s. the control lock...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,359
Posted By Scott Hersha
The baffle I made is fixed, attached with two...

The baffle I made is fixed, attached with two screws from the back. Iíll tape up my oil cooler opening by 1/2 - 2/3, and then reinstall the baffle piece.

Thanks for your pics.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,359
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a similar issue with my O-360 powered RV6,...

I have a similar issue with my O-360 powered RV6, which has a firewall mounted 7 row cooler, fed with a 3Ē scat tube. I saw 180* oil temps during my first flights when the surface temps were in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By Scott Hersha
Anyone want a free RV6 rudder lock? Might be OK...

Anyone want a free RV6 rudder lock? Might be OK on a calm dayÖ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well, I havenít used this lock, and most likely...

Well, I havenít used this lock, and most likely wonít - Iím coming up with a more conventional external lock. Forgetting to remove this little yellow lock would be no more likely than any other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By Scott Hersha
RV4/6 rudder lock

At the risk of looking like a graduate of the Rube Goldberg institute, I’ve come up with what to me seems like a simple rudder control lock for my former RV4, and my new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,639
Posted By Scott Hersha
Scroll to the bottom of this...

Scroll to the bottom of this page:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-6/

Aircraft specs and performance details are there.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By Scott Hersha
DJ at Cleaveland Aircraft Tool. $45 for two of...

DJ at Cleaveland Aircraft Tool. $45 for two of them, at least when ordered with seats. She does really great work.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-05-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,856
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím guessing that the #2 cylinder connecting rod...

Iím guessing that the #2 cylinder connecting rod hardware came apart and punched a hole in the side of the crankcase next to the #2 cylinder - or something similar. The loss of most/all of the oil...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-02-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve used warm soapy water to remove the blush,...

Iíve used warm soapy water to remove the blush, although WS says soap is not required or desired. Warm water scrubbed with a scotchbrite pad should do what you need. Peel ply (Dacron cloth) will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím with Paul on this. You had 52 hours on your...

Iím with Paul on this. You had 52 hours on your oil, so you had dirty oil. Something might have gotten stuck in that ball valve, which would give you just what you saw. An obstruction stuck on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Scott Hersha
The fairing is itself a skin doubler, so no. No...

The fairing is itself a skin doubler, so no. No inside doubler required or needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 208,047
Posted By Scott Hersha
Landing area for the Cone-Heads?

Landing area for the Cone-Heads?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,555
Posted By Scott Hersha
Looks like you need to find a engine overhaul...

Looks like you need to find a engine overhaul shop at an airport with airline service. That makes it a little more challenging. There is Signature Engines at KLUK (Cincinnati). KCVG (airline) is a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,555
Posted By Scott Hersha
+2 for JB Aircraft Engine Service in Sebring, FL....

+2 for JB Aircraft Engine Service in Sebring, FL. (Jimmy Brod) Drop it off, come and get it whenís itís done.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít understand why you canít align to the...

I donít understand why you canít align to the whole trailing edge wingtip. You split the whole TE of the fiberglass wingtip all the way out, and maybe a little way forward if needed, in fact it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By Scott Hersha
To a certain degree, you get what you pay for....

To a certain degree, you get what you pay for. There are better deals out there, but you need do do your research. Iíve had three plane power alternators, and had problems with two of them. On my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,018
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Agree. Mine is a -6 with the aluminum angle,...

Yep. Agree. Mine is a -6 with the aluminum angle, so different. No reason not to fill the errant hole with the double flush and orient the nutplate north to south. Easy to do. Make sue you drill...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By Scott Hersha
Pretty much agree with Greg, although I’m not...

Pretty much agree with Greg, although I’m not sure if re-glassing the holes and re-drilling is necessary. If the wingtips fit on the wings without putting anything but a very small load for making...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hereís a couple pics of mine, recently...

Hereís a couple pics of mine, recently completed:

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Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Scott Hersha
There is a baffle part that is missing on yours -...

There is a baffle part that is missing on yours - 2 actually. They are called conical gussets. You make them out of .032. Start with a piece of stiff paper to get the size and shape right and then...
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