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Forum: RV-4 02-12-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Hi Mike, I didn't mention the the other day but...

Hi Mike,

I didn't mention the the other day but until you know for sure this is not broken or until it's repaired it has to be grounded. Right now its just a stress crack, easy to adress, however...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,578
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
FYI, the RV-6-7-9 steps have been updated, so far...

FYI, the RV-6-7-9 steps have been updated, so far no reports of failures, several years now.
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,578
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Thanks Bill:)

Thanks Bill:)
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,578
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
The biggest reason not to repair in place,...

The biggest reason not to repair in place, assuming everything goes off without a hitch all the paint between the aircraft and the step will be cooked with no way to repaint it. if you want you can...
Forum: RV-4 06-20-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I just saw this,,, looks like you bought a -4,...

I just saw this,,, looks like you bought a -4, congratulations! Be careful you'll fall in love with it and you won't be able to sell it after your -7 is complete!
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,193
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Looking forward to your visit!

Looking forward to your visit!
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,193
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Thanks Jon!

Thanks Jon!
Forum: RV-4 02-21-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,346
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
That hole some of you are saying was a previous...

That hole some of you are saying was a previous hole for the gear leg bolt is not what you think, it?s actually a rosette weld that?s holding that socket in place. I see this gear socket has a cuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,239
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
What I can say is that if it had actually jumped...

What I can say is that if it had actually jumped from 2300 to 2600 you would very definitely have felt and heard that, since you say you did not detect any difference in the engine operation then you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Reamed after welding

The-10 and -6,7,9 sticks are all reamed after welding, I don?t do the reaming and don?t know how it?s being done.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,914
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I think you should go with your gut, you know...

I think you should go with your gut, you know what it?s telling you, 3 quarts in 25 hours up to 10 in 25 hours, listen to your engine and your gut, get a new mechanic or slap this one up side the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,547
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Van?s received the welding fixture for this roll...

Van?s received the welding fixture for this roll bar earlier this year from the fellow that was building them, Van?s did some adjustments to it and it?s now in my shop. I just put a couple complete...
Forum: RV-4 11-09-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I have no idea about that, maybe someone else...

I have no idea about that, maybe someone else will answer this one.
Forum: RV-4 11-08-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Sounds like a conical mount, just delivered an...

Sounds like a conical mount, just delivered an RV-4 conical engine mount to Van?s yesterday so yes if what you?re asking about is indeed a conical engine it can be used on an RV-4 assuming the rest...
Forum: RV-4 08-21-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,352
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Thanks Scott! Sounds like you have her back in...

Thanks Scott! Sounds like you have her back in the air, excellent:)
Forum: RV-4 05-09-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,182
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I build these engine mounts for Van?s, I have...

I build these engine mounts for Van?s, I have also repaired a good number of them , the crack you pictured is a somewhat normal stress crack on these mounts so it alone is not a problem re-welding....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
He said he removed the P lead so currently he has...

He said he removed the P lead so currently he has a timing problem, probably out 180 degrees.
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,283
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
The OP has an RV-10, the steps on your -9 are not...

The OP has an RV-10, the steps on your -9 are not the same as the -10 and are not built in the same shop even, similar but also very different, the reinforcement that applies to your steps does not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,329
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
This sounds like the one Dave Lewis built at HIO,...

This sounds like the one Dave Lewis built at HIO, The one Jon also mentioned. There have been several built though so a picture or N number would go a long way toward finding someone who knows...
Forum: Oregon 03-02-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Probably 105

Probably chapter 105 out of Twin Oaks 7S3. You must be freezing coming from Phoenix!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,755
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
You?ll find bolting it down to the table isn?t...

You?ll find bolting it down to the table isn?t needed or even desired for this fix, for the most part you?ll find you need the mount upside down on your table or you won?t be able to get to much of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,755
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
It?s a little hard to tell just how far along...

It?s a little hard to tell just how far along this is from your photo, you and your A/P will have to decide when and if you need to stop watching and take action, When that time comes I have repaired...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,934
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Excellent!!!

Excellent!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,934
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I saw your hangar door open a couple weeks ago....

I saw your hangar door open a couple weeks ago. Did you get your airplane out ok? Did you find a place to get it fixed, are they working on it (the airplane or the hangar)?
Forum: RV-4 12-14-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
No worries, ain?t no problem 😎

No worries, ain?t no problem 😎
Forum: RV-4 12-14-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
For a new RV-4 mount you will need to get that...

For a new RV-4 mount you will need to get that from Van's. I build the RV-4 engine mount for Van's, If you want to send me some pictures of what you have I'll let you know if it's worth repairing or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,934
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
[QUOTE=rv3flier;1302927] My hangar is going to be...

[QUOTE=rv3flier;1302927] My hangar is going to be out of commission for an extended period of time. The lead time for replacement roof trusses is into January. That's irritating

The damage is not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,934
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Yep still active, just flew down your runway last...

Yep still active, just flew down your runway last Thursday, one week ago today.

Lots of good suggestions from the guys here, you should be back in business soon 🤞
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,934
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Wow John, that sucks! Have you talked to Burl...

Wow John, that sucks! Have you talked to Burl Rich yet?

Assuming this Is John from La Center View just up the runway from Lee.?.
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I have not built an RV-4 but own one, as to...

I have not built an RV-4 but own one, as to moving the weldment further back, maybe it's not a good idea, the torque tube is right at the front edge of the rear seat cushion, it's actually holding...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Looks great Jereme, you keep that up and you're...

Looks great Jereme, you keep that up and you're going to end up with an airplane!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
If you look very carefully at the bottom of...

If you look very carefully at the bottom of WD-611 & 612 you will see the heat, hammer and anvil formed welded stampings that attach the aileron linkage to the sticks are not fit to the right and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Hi Jon, you?re right about the jig/fixture and...

Hi Jon, you?re right about the jig/fixture and it?s same fixture today that the first control column was built on for the first production RV-6, probably even the prototype, fixture has never been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,469
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I agree, GA is not dead or dying, at one time I...

I agree, GA is not dead or dying, at one time I thought maybe it was dying but in recent years here in the Pacific North West all the flight schools have been churning out new pilots as fast as they...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 40,370
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I talked to Jon on the phone and e-mail several...

I talked to Jon on the phone and e-mail several times over the years, the first time he just called to relay the story of how he got hooked on RV?s, years earlier my good friend Lee McDaniel had...
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,624
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
If they were both type one Dyna mounts and they...

If they were both type one Dyna mounts and they both came off my fixture then the engine position would not have changed at all, that fixture has been a constant since the early 80s, probably about...
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,624
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
He is considering changing or modifying his...

He is considering changing or modifying his crankcase while his engine is off.
Forum: RV-4 08-28-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,624
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I talked to AX-O today about this and could not...

I talked to AX-O today about this and could not give him an answer, however the gear legs have no impact on the position of the crank flange regardless the engine type the mount is made to fit or the...
Forum: Rocket 07-24-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Photo?

I actually welded/repaired one of these inside the tail of an RV-4 once, all done through the inspection hole without removing the tail, yes that was tricky but turned out well. A photo or better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,854
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Try this first to get a better understanding as...

Try this first to get a better understanding as to weather there has been a real change or if its an instrument error.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,798
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Oh and I would never pull an engine off my plane...

Oh and I would never pull an engine off my plane for misbehaving until I knew the reason, most problems can be solved on the airframe.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,798
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I don’t know if you guys are aware of this but...

I don’t know if you guys are aware of this but Mahlon is one of the most respected engine gurus/builders in the USA, it seems a little like his advice is being ignored. Before you spend anymore cash...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
No, The RV-6 had floor mounted pedals, We are the...

No, The RV-6 had floor mounted pedals, We are the ones that build the current overhead pedals and the past floor mounted pedals for Van's, I have all the fixtures and have even built some for Van's...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,934
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Did anyone call and ask Van?s if they could order...

Did anyone call and ask Van?s if they could order these little brake pedals? I think I have the parts ready to weld, probably need the stampings from Van?s but they probably have them. We used to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,604
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
That's odd, I had my ring gear/flywheel marked...

That's odd, I had my ring gear/flywheel marked for many years so I would always return it to the correct position and recently checked and it will only fit in one position, it will not fit down over...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 25,576
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
send them in!

Hi Ray, I don't know how I missed your email, maybe it got dumped in spam for some reason.

360 334 0688

515 NE 209th ST
Ridgefield, WA 98642

Go ahead and send them in any time, You probably know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,818
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Search for it here on VAF, you will find lots of...

Search for it here on VAF, you will find lots of information on burning auto fuel.

I have an IO-360-A1A, this is the 8.7 to 1 angle valve engine, it is not approved to operate on anything less than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,818
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,818
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I can report that flying with one tank empty and...

I can report that flying with one tank empty and one full is no problem and I regularly do this. I run auto fuel in the right side and 100LL in the left side. I want to use as much auto fuel as I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,095
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Hi Vince, Vans don?t order ?Dynafocal rings? as...

Hi Vince,

Vans don?t order ?Dynafocal rings? as such. I have been building their dyna cups for them from their stampings and straps that they manufacture or have manufactured, these cups then get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,029
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Hi Jon, 1600+ hours on the current engine since...

Hi Jon, 1600+ hours on the current engine since 2006 with no filter, the old engine had 900 hours with the same setup and had no problems related to being unfiltered. I don't really have any...
Forum: RV-4 07-09-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
No that's not the case, the RV4 came first and...

No that's not the case, the RV4 came first and the RV8 uses some of the same parts on the control column but they are not the same part/weldment and not interchangeable. As to fitting either one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,024
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Remove the hinge pin to remove the seat back.

The hinge pin should be in two pieces with the inner ends bent 90 degrees, pull the pins out from the center and remove the seat back. The hinge is used so the seat can fold forward and be easily...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,056
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Stick a fork in that one!

Sorry to say it Matt but it's done, you are going to have to split it and repair it.
Forum: RV-4 04-02-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,633
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Let?s see, mine is from 1983, has 3025 hours, is...

Let?s see, mine is from 1983, has 3025 hours, is well kept up and is still a 60k airplane. It all depends on the airplane, their is great ones that are 30 years old and junk that are new, theirs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,662
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
This won?t be helpful I suppose but I have the...

This won?t be helpful I suppose but I have the Christen system on my old RV-4 and when I do negative G acro I don?t lose any oil at all, nothing on the belly and no loss on the dip stick. Isn?t...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-01-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,254
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Thanks guys!

here is the thread talking about this service http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=134249 There is several pages to look through, I should update the first post but I've been busy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,484
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Yes, looks like the same outfit, they seem to...

Yes, looks like the same outfit, they seem to make some good stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,484
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
I'm running a big horizontal with coolant, no...

I'm running a big horizontal with coolant, no stainless steel but piles of 4130.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,484
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Maybe something has changed in the years since I...

Maybe something has changed in the years since I tried those, they cut great but by the second run had vast stretches of missing teeth and I paid a premium for them compared to the Lenox.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,484
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
As you guys know or may not know, I cut stacks...

As you guys know or may not know, I cut stacks and stacks of 4130 steel tubing for the weldments that go into your airplanes, I have tried them all over the years, Lenox is the clear winner, these...
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,265
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Hi Larry, Something I don?t think anyone...

Hi Larry,

Something I don?t think anyone touched on yet is that if you?re ordering an engine mount and gear legs new from Van?s you only have one choice, Van?s stopped selling the short version a...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-04-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,758
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Very sad

Sad day for sure! I always enjoyed visiting with him when I would see him on any of my many trips to Van's. 59 years old, in great shape, life's not fair:(

Russ
Forum: Oregon 10-24-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,778
Posted By Russ McCutcheon
Van?s has all their stuff done in Portland, you...

Van?s has all their stuff done in Portland, you could ask them. I wish you would not do them in black though, makes it very hard to inspect them for cracks, just a thought.
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