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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By AX-O
pm sent. extra words

pm sent. extra words
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By AX-O
Yes. (Extra words for post rules)

Yes. (Extra words for post rules)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-04-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By AX-O
Tech Support, good to see you on this board. I...

Tech Support, good to see you on this board. I will send you a text with POCs. send me your email address and I will add you to the SoCal RV group.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By AX-O
Kind of late to have that question for this year....

Kind of late to have that question for this year. Major mods need to be completed, tested and documented soon.
Forum: RV-15 04-27-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,802
Posted By AX-O
Thanks for the picture. I was wondering what...

Thanks for the picture. I was wondering what that side of the wall looked like.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-21-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By AX-O
That museum is super cool. My wife and I went a...

That museum is super cool. My wife and I went a few weeks ago. took all day and we did not even get to see the planes outside.
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,280
Posted By AX-O
Same way I secure my bags. I have not had any...

Same way I secure my bags. I have not had any issues.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-12-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 39,612
Posted By AX-O
There will be ice cream there but definitely not...

There will be ice cream there but definitely not free.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By AX-O
This issue is called Flicker Vertigo. Most...

This issue is called Flicker Vertigo. Most helicopters pilots learn about this. per AC90-89A

Flicker Vertigo. Light, when flashing at a
frequency between 4 to 29 cycles per second, can
cause a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,043
Posted By AX-O
AND those ADSB/Nav/Strobe units that folks often...

AND those ADSB/Nav/Strobe units that folks often use.
Forum: RV-4 02-10-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,155
Posted By AX-O
Please check your lower firewall weldment. That...

Please check your lower firewall weldment. That may also be damaged.
Forum: RV-4 02-04-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,491
Posted By AX-O
Question: What is the best way to make a small...

Question: What is the best way to make a small fortune in aviation?
Answer: Start with a large fortune.

If you want it, just do it. The thousands of additional dollars you are investing on having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By AX-O
This is can be on/off or mom on. Same item can be...

This is can be on/off or mom on. Same item can be used to turn a fuel pump on/off or drop the flaps. Read the diagram.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,722
Posted By AX-O
What is wrong with using a relay? Try these...

What is wrong with using a relay? Try these https://www.aircraftextras.com/RelayBoard20A.htm
Forum: Safety 01-05-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,903
Posted By AX-O
Vac, hats off to you. I know how long this takes...

Vac, hats off to you. I know how long this takes and the amount of resources required (which is the reason very few go after it). Thanks for sharing this with our community.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-04-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By AX-O
That portion is just to the North of the...

That portion is just to the North of the restricted area. However, NOT inside restricted airspace. you can fly in there without restriction. there is a dirt strip to the southeast (by the gas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,217
Posted By AX-O
I learned a lot about taildraggers from flying a...

I learned a lot about taildraggers from flying a Cessna 140. I bought one, put 300 hrs on it in 3 years and sold it for what I originally paid.

if you had any excessive negative rate of descent,...
Forum: Job Board 12-29-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By AX-O
Send me your email. I will send you an...

Send me your email. I will send you an invitation to our SoCal RV group. That should get you connected to someone close to you.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By AX-O
It goes on the accessory case area/oil filter...

It goes on the accessory case area/oil filter adapter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
RV5
Views: 2,169
Posted By AX-O
That aircraft is so cool.

That aircraft is so cool.
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,159
Posted By AX-O
Just so folks can read the other side of the same...

Just so folks can read the other side of the same product. I have had at least 10 catto props on my RVs. Used them in all sorts of ways including flying at airshows and racing at Reno. I have had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,096
Posted By AX-O
Roger. Extra words.

Roger. Extra words.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,096
Posted By AX-O
I think I have one or two of those plungers in my...

I think I have one or two of those plungers in my hangar. I will check tomorrow and let you know.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,090
Posted By AX-O
If it does not fit, make it fit. We are building...

If it does not fit, make it fit. We are building something. And not necessarily tied to one solution provided by a “manufacturer”. If someone does not like the product purchased for whatever reason,...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,471
Posted By AX-O
Guess it is time to build...

Guess it is time to build again.

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/585d5d25f7e0ab4cb214401f/1614662366135-0BHAPP4W1J7BRU1O3CGJ/SHUT-UP-AND-TAKE-MY-MONEY.jpg?format=1000w
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By AX-O
Mike, the RV-4 does not have that as a part that...

Mike,
the RV-4 does not have that as a part that can be purchase from the factory. You have to build it/make it. Post a picture of the part. We may be able to give you guidance on how to fix it if...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,593
Posted By AX-O
Hummmm. I have about 40 hrs on that plane. It is...

Hummmm. I have about 40 hrs on that plane. It is the best RV i have ever flown. I never had any issues. Ask Eric if he changed the pads recently.
Forum: RV-4 06-12-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By AX-O
Yes, when I had a fixed pitched prop. Yes. Do...

Yes, when I had a fixed pitched prop.

Yes.


Do the W&B with it on/off. Go fly it with someone in the back seat and with the back seat empty. it makes a big difference. It also helps with idle...
Forum: RV-4 06-10-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Time to make the hole way bigger before we fix...

Time to make the hole way bigger before we fix the issue.

A few clecos to clock everything in...
Forum: Formation Flying 06-05-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,397
Posted By AX-O
Use lag pursue around the pattern.

Use lag pursue around the pattern.
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Time to make the part. Laid the carbon fiber on...

Time to make the part. Laid the carbon fiber on the mold and covered it up with a blanket. Put a heater under the plane as it was cold during the time this work was...
Forum: RV-4 05-23-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Yes, by the width of a nut.

Yes, by the width of a nut.
Forum: RV-4 05-23-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Time to address that dang valve cover that does...

Time to address that dang valve cover that does not fit in the cowl. Started with a small hole that just got bigger and bigger and...
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By AX-O
You will be pushing forward on landing to keep on...

You will be pushing forward on landing to keep on glide slope at the correct speed. landing at a faster speed helps the situation as does a wheel landing.

I tell folks often that flying an RV-4...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-12-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,035
Posted By AX-O
We cancelled the formation clinic this apr due to...

We cancelled the formation clinic this apr due to the virus. My plan is to try and run it in Oct if things start to turn for the better. What airport are you based out of? May be able to get you...
Forum: RV-4 04-08-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Time to make the plenum. I used left over bi and...

Time to make the plenum. I used left over bi and uni directional carbon fiber from the Formula 1 race plane. In some places I have 3 layers and in some places 4. I purposely put arcs and sharp bends...
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
I spent a long time trying to get the intake...

I spent a long time trying to get the intake diffusers to line up right with the inlet rings. I laid a couple of layers of carbon fiber on the baffles to have a good contour of the surfaces. That...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,641
Posted By AX-O
During GUMPS checks, I always press the brakes...

During GUMPS checks, I always press the brakes while saying "undercarriage".

Just as important, is doing the same before engine start. I pressed my brakes during Phase 1 testing (plane had about...
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
After sanding down the foam it was time to make...

After sanding down the foam it was time to make it a smooth as possible. I used fast dry wall putty and sanded it down once it was dry. once that was done, I used one of my favorite trick of using...
Forum: RV-4 03-24-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
This was one of the scariest thing I have done to...

This was one of the scariest thing I have done to my plane. I had nightmares of foam stuck to my engine.

I decided to tape a heavy trash bag to the engine baffles and make a few dams around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,342
Posted By AX-O
I am alway amazed at how some folks are able to...

I am alway amazed at how some folks are able to string words together so elegantly. I dont have that skill.
Forum: RV-4 03-22-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Not perfect out of the plug but super light and...

Not perfect out of the plug but super light and strong. Parts looked way nicer once cleaned and trimmed to fit. Pretty pictures later, for now raw parts will have to...
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Lets vacuum these things up. Used left over...

Lets vacuum these things up. Used left over carbon fiber from my Formula 1 race...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Yes. Did not go that way. Parts are already made....

Yes. Did not go that way. Parts are already made. I am just catching the thread up on the progress from the past year 🤦🏽*♂️

There is minimal space between the diffusers and cowl ring. Will post a...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Dan Addressed this already. In my case I have...

Dan Addressed this already. In my case I have used standard West Systems epoxy vice high temp. The first few times it gets hot and cools down it smells strong and chemical-like. Parts are also not...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Are you referring to foam/resin mold and torch or...

Are you referring to foam/resin mold and torch or the finished part?
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Made new inlet diffusers plugs out of foam. ...

Made new inlet diffusers plugs out of foam. Carved them to fit the baffles and cowl. Once done, I used quick-dry wall putty to fill out and smooth the surface. Also covered the mold with a few...
Forum: RV-4 03-16-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
More baffle experimenting. I wanted to help the...

More baffle experimenting. I wanted to help the air intake diffuser to calmly expand the flow. I made damns at the base of the cylinder heads to help with the geometry. In the pics below I was...
Forum: RV-4 03-16-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Next it was time for the baffles. I used the...

Next it was time for the baffles. I used the Van's baffles and modified them as required for fit. Also made a mod to the #2 and 4 cylinder baffle to allow air to flow past over the blockage on the...
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
The above picture has openings to cool the base...

The above picture has openings to cool the base of the cylinders and mine does too. You should try an experiment and report back.
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Wrapping the fins is nothing new. It is there to...

Wrapping the fins is nothing new. It is there to force the air through the fins and minimize spillage (wasted efficiency). Just like having a nice O-ring between parts to seal. If done right and...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,542
Posted By AX-O
Works fine for me. Try this one. If it does not...

Works fine for me. Try this one. If it does not work PM me. I dont want to derail the OP’s post....
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
Time to start wrapping the cylinders. Mark the...

Time to start wrapping the cylinders. Mark the shape of your piece on the plastic, put RTV on one plastic sheet, put the fiberglass on top, put another sheet of plastic on top, squeegee it evenly,...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 400,102
Posted By AX-O
It's been a long time since I have posted...

It's been a long time since I have posted progress with the plane. In true Dilemma fashion, is not done.

I sold my 340 and decided to build a 360 so I could learn the inner workings of an engine...
Forum: RV-4 03-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,542
Posted By AX-O
Click on the links in my signature below. One...

Click on the links in my signature below. One takes you to my build log on VAF and the other to the rest of my pics in Google. There is a section for wheel pants under "landing Gear".
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By AX-O
Dan, will give you the accurate info soon. I am...

Dan, will give you the accurate info soon. I am trying your method of large inlets. Same diameter rings sam james uses on the RV-10. I went from 24.8 in^2 total to approx 48 in ^2.

Yes 100 deg ROP...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By AX-O
That is very kind. Thank you.

That is very kind. Thank you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-26-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By AX-O
Where have you been?! conversation for a...

Where have you been?! conversation for a different forum.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By AX-O
It is not. That would be cool tho. that does...

It is not. That would be cool tho.

that does fit pretty well. Sucks when the cowl has to come off. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By AX-O
Still tuning and breaking in. The new inlets and...

Still tuning and breaking in. The new inlets and diffusers are not fully completed. I also had to upsize the inlet rings. This plane has basically a new complete FWF set up.

The new intake i...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By AX-O
The sky was on fire last night

Took Dilemma out yesterday. Parked the airplane and went to grab the towbar. Looked back at the plane and had one of those OMG moments.

Keep pounding rivets, running wires, sanding fiberglass and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,477
Posted By AX-O
Chase duties this weekend for a first flight on...

Chase duties this weekend for a first flight on Justin Inman's Cassutt.

Photo by Brian Reitz.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,234
Posted By AX-O
Here are some pics. 1st pic - that is all dirt...

Here are some pics.
1st pic - that is all dirt behind me.
Last pic - not at dead cow but the dust when you take off is about the same as this.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-13-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,234
Posted By AX-O
I went in 2019 (2020 did not happen). There was...

I went in 2019 (2020 did not happen). There was a 12 Million dollar Pilatus jet that landed there. I don't think they did anything special.

The wind storm was rough. You need to take goggles...
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