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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By azrv6
Not my idea, but these pics are from a post a...

Not my idea, but these pics are from a post a couple of years ago. The person who posted said it worked great and made a big difference.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,321
Posted By azrv6
Got a ride in early this morning just as the sun...

Got a ride in early this morning just as the sun came up. Cathedral Rock in the dark just off the wingtip. Had to fly a wide pattern to give way to 6 hot air balloons occupying downwind.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,146
Posted By azrv6
Is it one of these? search McMaster for breather...

Is it one of these? search McMaster for breather vent.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,588
Posted By azrv6
Jon had: 117 litres standard RV4 capacity 43...

Jon had:

117 litres standard RV4 capacity
43 litres in tank behind instrument panel
66 litres in wing tips (33 litres each side)
245 litres in ferry tank in back seat
471 litres total

his initial...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-30-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By azrv6
Also search contactor on B and...

Also search contactor on B and C:

https://bandc.com/product/continuous-duty-contactor/
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-19-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By azrv6
This thread has some suggestions for items to...

This thread has some suggestions for items to check and post #6 talks about cleaning:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=69553
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-29-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By azrv6
The weather is looking very good for Saturday. ...

The weather is looking very good for Saturday. Check NOTAMs, runway 03/21 closed from 9:40 am to 10:20 am for parachute jumping for opening.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,715
Posted By azrv6
Post #2 in this thread makes a suggestion for a...

Post #2 in this thread makes a suggestion for a strobe:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=154301
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By azrv6
It would be nice if the original poster would...

It would be nice if the original poster would list the supplier, make, and part numbers of the alternators that he tried, both the ones that didn't work and the one that finally did. This info might...
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,466
Posted By azrv6
RV-10 landing in X-Plane 12

The RV-10 landing starts at the 7:03 mark. The Bush plane landing that follows after that is pretty good also.

https://youtu.be/Y35JsotTCNQ
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-10-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By azrv6
Sedona Airport, Wings and Wheels, Saturday, October 1, 2022

Sedona Airport will be hosting the annual Wings and Wheels airplane and car show on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9 am to 3 pm. Flyers and info...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By azrv6
They shrink over time, read this...

They shrink over time, read this thread:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=109144
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,865
Posted By azrv6
Monsoon rains have turned Northern AZ green

We've enjoyed a very good summer monsoon rain season this year in Northern AZ and I took the RV6 up to get some pictures and dodged some rain showers.

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Forum: RV-15 07-29-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,036
Posted By azrv6
Too old to build an RV-15?

Let's assume you are approaching 70 years old. Two years before you get started, depending on where you end up in the queue. Probably a best case scenario would be 3 years to complete (multiple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,624
Posted By azrv6
Reviving this thread from 2018. Any news from...

Reviving this thread from 2018. Any news from Airventure 2022.
Forum: Autopilots 07-27-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By azrv6
This manual gives some more information that...

This manual gives some more information that might be helpful. Section 1.1 explains difference in autopilot functionality between Mini-X and Mini-AP. ...
Forum: ADS-B 07-11-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By azrv6
An expensive simple control head is available...

An expensive simple control head is available now, see this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=206778
Forum: Painting your RV 07-10-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By azrv6
I have the Fuji Spray 2804-T75G Mini-Mite 4...

I have the Fuji Spray 2804-T75G Mini-Mite 4 Platinum T75G Gravity HVLP Spray System. It is a 4 stage turbine and the current price on Amazon is $915. Used it to paint this plane:

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 802
Posted By azrv6
Any RV's flying from Europe to Airventure 2022?

Was wondering if any RV's are flying from Europe to Airventure. Saw this on Instagram, Dan Ruiters flew his RV6 across last week. Stopped at Buffalo Airways for a visit. Would be interesting to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,305
Posted By azrv6
I mounted my VOR/LOC/GS antenna on the belly of...

I mounted my VOR/LOC/GS antenna on the belly of my RV6 underneath the horizontal stab. Works perfect and no poked eyes in the last 25 years. See pic below.

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Forum: GPS 06-04-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,466
Posted By azrv6
Carl, any news on whether the Trig Nav/Com is...

Carl, any news on whether the Trig Nav/Com is shipping or when it will be available. Their web site says subject to an extended delay. Would be nice if it were available. Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By azrv6
Brian installed one in his Kitfox, good review of...

Brian installed one in his Kitfox, good review of the installation and operation with his GRT Horizon 10.1 here:

https://youtu.be/x-Ji_7rH3Kg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By azrv6
X-plane 12 will include the RV-10

The May 19, 2022 development update for X-plane 12 says that the standard product will include an RV-10. No further...
Forum: RV-15 05-09-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 23,829
Posted By azrv6
Posted this weekend on Van's Instagram

Posted this weekend on Van's Instagram.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By azrv6
From Aircraft Spruce. Replacement gasket part...

From Aircraft Spruce.

Replacement gasket part number 06-00441

Replacement Screen part number 10543-1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By azrv6
I have the same reservoir on my RV6 which I built...

I have the same reservoir on my RV6 which I built in the mid 90's. I believe that Aircraft Spruce now manufactures that as the ACS A-315 brake reservoir. The link also includes the replacement...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,336
Posted By azrv6
I did this on my 1932 Monocoupe 110. Followed...

I did this on my 1932 Monocoupe 110. Followed advice and recommendations from other antique plane restorers that had gone before me. Panel blank was 0.063 aluminum. Fit, cut and drilled all holes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,105
Posted By azrv6
http://gobinkley.com/hostedpictures/Lycoming-oil-t...

http://gobinkley.com/hostedpictures/Lycoming-oil-temps.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By azrv6
I think this will answer the first...

I think this will answer the first question.

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Still looking for an answer on the second question.
Forum: Safety 03-16-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By azrv6
Head down to Frazier Lake (1C9) and give it a...

Head down to Frazier Lake (1C9) and give it a try, you'll be fine.
Forum: Canada 03-15-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,301
Posted By azrv6
Download the...

Download the TailbeaconX-EXP-User-and-Installation-Guide from the Uavionix website and you will find what you are looking for on pages 24 and 25. Pages 26 and 27 explain how it is done from the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-13-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By azrv6
Another option is to keep your tail strobe as is,...

Another option is to keep your tail strobe as is, and mount the Tailbeacon inside the wingtip. This thread is about the TailbeaconX, but equally applies to the Tailbeacon. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-12-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,481
Posted By azrv6
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=185437

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=10082
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,075
Posted By azrv6
Some diode part numbers in post 11 of this...

Some diode part numbers in post 11 of this thread. Didn't check availability.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190027
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-12-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,043
Posted By azrv6
Mesa Grill at the Sedona Airport is open for...

Mesa Grill at the Sedona Airport is open for dinner (also breakfast and lunch). Hours are on their website (https://mesagrillsedona.com).

You will need a reservation for dinner.

Dave
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,623
Posted By azrv6
From the Discovery ADSB user/Installation manual...

From the Discovery ADSB user/Installation manual on GRT's website:

"For maximum sensitivity, an external antenna is recommended. Although an antenna is included with the receiver, any external...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,624
Posted By azrv6
Oshkosh early to mid 90's. One pic is, I think,...

Oshkosh early to mid 90's. One pic is, I think, at Lake Havasu, but not sure, same time period.

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Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2022, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By azrv6
Multiple suggestions in this thread and other...

Multiple suggestions in this thread and other threads linked within.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=189167
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By azrv6
Not necessarily a direct answer to your question,...

Not necessarily a direct answer to your question, but this might provide a clue. From the diagnostic test instructions for my VM EPI 800, which I received from VM many years ago:

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-20-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,400
Posted By azrv6
Excellent! Great solution.

Excellent! Great solution.
Forum: RV-3 12-16-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By azrv6
Post #3 in this...

Post #3 in this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=187256

is specific to the RV3, but many other useful suggestions in there as well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 20,919
Posted By azrv6
The oil cooler blocking plates for the O-360 in...

The oil cooler blocking plates for the O-360 in my RV6. One for winter and one for summer. Just installed the winter plate this morning. Been doing the job for 25 years now.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,652
Posted By azrv6
Could you make the connecting rod using these...

Could you make the connecting rod using these threaded tube inserts from Pegasus Auto Racing supplies. They come in 1/4-28, left and right hand thread. Add a piece of chromoly tube the desired...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-05-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,221
Posted By azrv6
I found several different threads by searching...

I found several different threads by searching google using:

shipping crate paint booth site:vansairforce.com

many different approaches using shipping crates, you might find the post you are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,338
Posted By azrv6
Fit this up against the aileron every inch along...

Fit this up against the aileron every inch along its length and you will quickly see, top and bottom, where the trailing edge needs adjustment. Made from the plans for my RV6.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-25-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By azrv6
Wiring diagram Z-26 of Bob Nuckolls Aeroelectric...

Wiring diagram Z-26 of Bob Nuckolls Aeroelectric Connection has a detailed diagram for wiring the Gerdes A-501-2 switch including wire gauge and how to handle the grounding and the shields. You can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By azrv6
If you don't need the 55 amp capacity: I...

If you don't need the 55 amp capacity: I installed this 35 amp, externally regulated version on my RV6 about 18 months ago. I reused the original pulley and it was an easy swap. The new unit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 23,085
Posted By azrv6
Do you have the N number so we can read the NTSB...

Do you have the N number so we can read the NTSB report?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,245
Posted By azrv6
Bill, from your pictures, it looks to me like...

Bill, from your pictures, it looks to me like your torque plates are cracked.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,245
Posted By azrv6
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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,120
Posted By azrv6
I use a popsicle stick.

I use a popsicle stick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By azrv6
3D Printed "Flower Pot" Timing Indicator Fits RV Spinner

Simple little 3D printing project to make a “flower pot” timing indicator that fits the spinner on my RV6. Made in two pieces: a cone that fits the profile of the spinner, and a box that holds the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,913
Posted By azrv6
I moved full-time to AZ from CA 20 years ago. ...

I moved full-time to AZ from CA 20 years ago. Brought my RV6 into AZ at that time.

I think the biggest benefit to registering your aircraft in AZ will be the fees. Experimental and vintage...
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,413
Posted By azrv6
This thread might be helpful, post #5 has links...

This thread might be helpful, post #5 has links to other threads. Read them all for possible approaches.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1473964
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By azrv6
This...

This thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=612941

has some helpful suggestions, including not even using a plug, just an amp connector.

In post #2 of the above thread there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By azrv6
From the Lycoming manual that came with my...

From the Lycoming manual that came with my O-360-A1A, fuel pressure:
Max = 8 psi
Desired = 3 psi
Min = 0.5 psi
Forum: RV-15 10-12-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 23,829
Posted By azrv6
RV15itis

Smokey is suffering from RV15itis. A condition with only one known cure. That is to load up the truck, hitch the trailer and head direct to Oregon and set up camp in Vans parking lot immediately. ...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,613
Posted By azrv6
An important reminder from the original poster to...

An important reminder from the original poster to all RV6 and RV6A owners, many who are new to their aircraft, to verify the status of SB 99-6-1.

Although the SB provides the option to inspect the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,454
Posted By azrv6
This is your first post here. Curious why you...

This is your first post here. Curious why you ask this question.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,624
Posted By azrv6
Good thread, check post #...

Good thread, check post # 20:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=123614&page=2
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-30-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,248
Posted By azrv6
Sedona Airport Day, Saturday, October 2, 2021

This Saturday, October 2, 2021, will be Sedona Airport’s annual open house. See flyer below.

Will confirm tomorrow but we are expecting the B-25 Executive Sweet, for static display, and possibly...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-26-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By azrv6
In this...

In this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=199007

from just 2 weeks ago, the original poster mentions he had made contact with Reggie and received some help. You might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,504
Posted By azrv6
Thank you Bob Mills

For your posts today, great reading! Looking forward to next year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By azrv6
Similar experience with Matco wheels, solution in...

Similar experience with Matco wheels, solution in post #11:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=198780
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