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Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm about the same, but drop it to 10kts when I...

I'm about the same, but drop it to 10kts when I have the kids with me. Also depends on how gusty it is.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Also, to make bleeding "up" easier, lift of the...

Also, to make bleeding "up" easier, lift of the pedals so they are close to horizontal (put a box or something under them). This helps bleed out the air trapped in the loop between the left and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I see stuff like that in flat Texas regularly. I...

I see stuff like that in flat Texas regularly. I think it is ATC radar picking up windmills and other ground clutter. They show up as TIS traffic on my display, usually clustered together, not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can also just do a PDF print, Or can you...

You can also just do a PDF print, Or can you export a DXF and I can send it back as a PDF.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I use the emachineshop SW regularly as well. I...

I use the emachineshop SW regularly as well. I also use solidworks, but for simple items, the emachine shop is just easier and faster. But the export functionality is limited to stl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the vans lightweight cover. My 6A was in...

I have the vans lightweight cover. My 6A was in pouring rain for 3 solid days with the cover on. Interior was bone dry. Without the cover, I do get a leak at the slider roll bar as well, but that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-29-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Depending on when your kit was produced (do the...

Depending on when your kit was produced (do the parts have the factory powdercoat?), the gear leg may have been pre-drilled. The main gear for my 6A came pre-drilled. If I were in the same boat, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you end up near Dallas, you are welcome to try...

If you end up near Dallas, you are welcome to try on my 6A. It is setup for a tall pilot and fits me comfortably. However, I am only 6'4", but a big 6'4". If you are more on the skinny side, it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,940
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I just made the door out of aluminum, much more...

I just made the door out of aluminum, much more rigid.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP16042019A0001K.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a MGL Alt-1 (Non-encoding) digital...

I have a MGL Alt-1 (Non-encoding) digital altimeter

It is the older (not color) version of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine is a CP6A, serial number 01. However, the...

Mine is a CP6A, serial number 01. However, the registration data also shows the kit info:

Kit Manufacturer VANS AIRCRAFT INC Kit Model RV-6A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,588
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It seems to vary a lot by who you talk to. You...

It seems to vary a lot by who you talk to. You are supposed to transfer second-hand kits into your builder number. I bought some of my kits from Vans and some second-hand. When the time came, they...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-04-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The CG is going to more of an issue than the...

The CG is going to more of an issue than the gross weight. Rather than the 340, just go for a parallel valve 360.

For the -7 tail: there are two versions, with the -8 or -9 rudder. The -9 rudder...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I went with a hot-rod billet aluminum reservoir. ...

I went with a hot-rod billet aluminum reservoir. It has the diaphragm under the cap, which I needed since I run DOT4 brake fluid.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP14042012A0004T.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,144
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The canards are a bad example, their premiums run...

The canards are a bad example, their premiums run much higher than the RVs.

As another Data point, when I finished my RV6A I had about 230hrs TT and like 1.5 in RVs (before transition training). ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By WingsOnWheels
All kept flying by 1 $0.50 bolt....what is your...

All kept flying by 1 $0.50 bolt....what is your point?
Forum: Reviews 02-04-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I really like a lot of the Anti-Splat products,...

I really like a lot of the Anti-Splat products, but when it comes to primary structure, I will trust the Vans engineers over TLAR.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,877
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did not do my first flight. There was no one...

I did not do my first flight. There was no one with a LODA nearby for transition training. It would have delayed first flight a month or two to do it myself. So another local RV'r did the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,006
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had the same issue with TKI, refused to rent to...

I had the same issue with TKI, refused to rent to me until I had the airworthiness cert. The airport manager wouldn't see reason. I contacted the EAA, they sent an e-mail which the airport manager...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I went with a longer span (aa little less that...

I went with a longer span (aa little less that 12") and moderate cord (about 2"). Mine hangs off the back of the rudder (not w wedge) and the trailing edge offset is about 1/4". Can't say though...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-19-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a CAD file for my 6A Slider. Email me if...

I have a CAD file for my 6A Slider. Email me if you want it. It won't be perfect, but a start. You can verify measurements on your aircraft and adjust as needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,768
Posted By WingsOnWheels
what airport are you based out of? I'm over at...

what airport are you based out of? I'm over at Aerocountry (T31).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,955
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Disclaimer, I don't have one of these, but in...

Disclaimer, I don't have one of these, but in general, the most common large watch-type battery you see will be a CR2032.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,852
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Nothing at all wrong with making them pretty if...

Nothing at all wrong with making them pretty if that is what you want, but there are better places to spend your money. The pedals hold up just fine with no coating and look just fine, plus wear an...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-10-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Stewart Cole is great, did my 6A training. I'll...

Stewart Cole is great, did my 6A training. I'll PM his info
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,165
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am adding dual EI and eventually a GPS...

I am adding dual EI and eventually a GPS navigator. I included a spare breaker for this stuff, but the label won't match the rest. Minor, but over time I expect more will change. That is why I may...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Check the ground connection as well. With the...

Check the ground connection as well. With the internally regulated alternations, once they start, they are self-energizing, so there really is no field connection. That "I' terminal is just a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By WingsOnWheels
West marine or a boat store will have them. Even...

West marine or a boat store will have them. Even a decent hardware store.

My tiedown rings are steel. I bought un-machined forged rod-ends and drilled them to size. The ring portion is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,820
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If I could afford a 10 right now I would come...

If I could afford a 10 right now I would come down and buy yours...rusty cylinders and all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,522
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I always leave the tail ring on, just in case it...

I always leave the tail ring on, just in case it tips back when I get on the step. Better to hit the ring than the rudder. I do remove the wing tie-downs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That won't work since those holes are not sized...

That won't work since those holes are not sized for a #8. The hole carries the shear load, not the nutplate. You are stuck with the #10. as mentioned, Gen aircraft hardware is probably your best...
Forum: ADS-B 10-22-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,955
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like a settings issue, make sure the data...

Sounds like a settings issue, make sure the data type/rate is set correctly. The Mux instructions included setting. However, the GPS data rate may not be the right one for your setup. Send a quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,227
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They are officially "Amateur-Built" in the US as...

They are officially "Amateur-Built" in the US as well, Homebuilt is just a slang term.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-12-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you are just looking for the three-view...

If you are just looking for the three-view drawings so you can draw on your paint scheme, the drawings are part of the plans package. You can order a set of plans from Vans.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 352,168
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Great looking RV and great shots as well! I...

Great looking RV and great shots as well! I would love to get some nice airborne photos like that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,234
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Don't forget spares and service/wear...

Don't forget spares and service/wear items:

General list, but varies with equipment:

Service:
Oil
Filter
Oil Pump Screen Crush Gaskets
Spark Plug gaskets
Carb Inlet Gaskets
Forum: Texas (North) 10-06-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,032
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Are those the ones called out for the canopy or...

Are those the ones called out for the canopy or the baffles? I have a bag each since I bonded my slider and have a plenum. I'll have to check, but you are welcome to what you need. However, $10 to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-29-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,374
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can always do a test. Attach the stiffeners...

You can always do a test. Attach the stiffeners with a couple layers of fiber-reinforced or duct tape, see if it helps before you attach with fiberglass. Someone else wrapped their leg with carbon...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,374
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think much of the variation maybe driven by...

I think much of the variation maybe driven by toe-in/toe-out. Also, camber. My left main wears more on the outside than the right. When building, I noticed that the bend in the gear leg was not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,311
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I finally got around to making a mount for the...

I finally got around to making a mount for the backup battery to power the EI in an emergency. The mount also incorporates the fuse and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-24-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,374
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would also check that the bearing preload isn't...

I would also check that the bearing preload isn't too loose. A loose taper bearing will drag and release underload, probably more of a cause than a tight bearing.

I keep my mains at 50psi with no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have had a similar issue here and there when...

I have had a similar issue here and there when reducing power in the pattern. I found it would get worse with higher heat-range or old plugs. I have since put in new intake gaskets, intake...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I replaced the Crow end plates with standard...

I replaced the Crow end plates with standard triangle 1/8" plates. At least on the old crow harness, they were 3/16" thick and the bolt size was larger as well. Swapping ends solved both problems. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They are talking about the excess material that...

They are talking about the excess material that is not part of the canopy shape, from where it was help in the mold frame. As for the sides, wait until you start fitting it to the canopy frame. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used aluminum nutserts.

I used aluminum nutserts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,297
Posted By WingsOnWheels
use a bucket of sand (or whatever) attached to...

use a bucket of sand (or whatever) attached to the tail with a little slack in the rope, just as insurance.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,856
Posted By WingsOnWheels
https://airworthinessdirectives.com/ Not cheap...

https://airworthinessdirectives.com/

Not cheap though
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,348
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The rod-end on the pushrod is steel as well, plus...

The rod-end on the pushrod is steel as well, plus the weldment itself, so changing the bolt probably won't help.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,610
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Let us know how it goes, I am curious to see how...

Let us know how it goes, I am curious to see how much the engine position changes and if the cowl needs rework.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,796
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I put the GPS antenna inside the wingtip. I...

I put the GPS antenna inside the wingtip. I mounted the Echo and pole antenna to the wing access panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,806
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sorry to post so much, but problem solving is...

Sorry to post so much, but problem solving is something I love to do.

Another suggestion:

Contact Vans and see if they are willing to provide some level of CAD model of the RV-10 cockpit and flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,806
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think the brakes are one of the easier problems...

I think the brakes are one of the easier problems to solve and has been done before. A single brake lever where the linkage is combined with the rudder. Move the rudder by itself, no brakes are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,796
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just use the Echo and be done with it. Then you...

Just use the Echo and be done with it. Then you dont have to touch the lights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,806
Posted By WingsOnWheels
After more thought, the fly-by-wire ide would be...

After more thought, the fly-by-wire ide would be the way to go. The hardware already exists and is available.

A set of the larger autopilot servos could do the job. Just need an interface. I bet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,806
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just throwing out ideas How about rudder control...

Just throwing out ideas

How about rudder control with knee movement from one leg. That same leg would have foot control for brakes, mixed via the rudder control.

The other leg would provide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,999
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did the same as the other posters, cranked with...

I did the same as the other posters, cranked with the plugs out until I got pressure.

As for the pressure senders, bleeding them is a waste of time IMO.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,717
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just out of curiosity, did you try changing the...

Just out of curiosity, did you try changing the valve core when the tube started leaking? Just wondering if it was the tube or the valve.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-02-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,242
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a separate audio input jack on the panel...

I have a separate audio input jack on the panel so the passenger can listen to my music or their own (did panel before blutooth was big). I just picked up a jack from fry's electronics (may have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The upside of kitlog is that you also have all...

The upside of kitlog is that you also have all the data locally. So if the website dies, you still have everything. Just make sure you have a backup.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,737
Posted By WingsOnWheels
SCAT is available in 2.5". Wall thickness is...

SCAT is available in 2.5". Wall thickness is 0.098 per the data sheet. You can probably get away with no clamp in that area, so if you can take another ~0.040 off the standoffs it will work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,193
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Did you have a letter of recommendation from the...

Did you have a letter of recommendation from the DAR? That may make a difference as well.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-28-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I can't help you with the flight (unless you end...

I can't help you with the flight (unless you end up down in Texas), but I think you will love it. Once you fly a stick, you will hate the yoke.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,106
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is that something new? Mine are not anodized,...

Is that something new? Mine are not anodized, nor most that I have seen.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,049
Posted By WingsOnWheels
In the US at least, I have not seen any real $...

In the US at least, I have not seen any real $ growth for the RV-12. The LSA market has lost (or not gained) some value since the advent of basic-med.
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