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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By azrv6
Galin, thanks for the post. Do you know the...

Galin, thanks for the post. Do you know the make/model of the errant encoder that was replaced? Presumably a pretty old unit. Also, do you know the make/model of the new encoder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By azrv6
Here is an old thread with some helpful...

Here is an old thread with some helpful info:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=72404

The thread references an article in a 1997 RVator. Here are the three pages:

9495 9496...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,918
Posted By azrv6
What diameter of prop will you be swinging with...

What diameter of prop will you be swinging with the new engine?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-11-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By azrv6
Same case (Phillips 25W60) from Petroleum Service...

Same case (Phillips 25W60) from Petroleum Service Company is $68.20 + $4.60 tax + $37.84 shipping, total $110.64. $32.64 more than aviationoiloutlet.com.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-11-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By azrv6
Thanks Jon, I tried aviationoiloutlet.com and got...

Thanks Jon, I tried aviationoiloutlet.com and got the case of oil for $78 and free shipping. Came in 5 business days via Fed Ex ground. Overall good experience.

Same item from Spruce was $86.75...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By azrv6
Thanks for mentioning this. I received a late...

Thanks for mentioning this. I received a late notice in the mail yesterday with the late fee. Went ahead and paid yesterday. Probably little chance of getting the late fee refunded or credited, but...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-01-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By azrv6
Phoenix area oil distributor for Phillips and Shell

Looking for an oil distributor in the greater Phoenix area that carries or will get Phillips and/or Shell aviation oil on request.

Just went to order a case from Aircraft Spruce and in one year,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-01-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By azrv6
Bob - is the ethernet port functionality on the...

Bob - is the ethernet port functionality on the Horizon 10.1 what is referred to as the "high speed" option for an additional $150? Meaning to interconnect two Horizon 10.1 displays via ethernet...
Forum: GPS 02-27-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By azrv6
Here are some threads on this...

Here are some threads on this subject:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=178260&highlight=SkyFYX

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190687
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By azrv6
Thank you for the very helpful replies! Dave

Thank you for the very helpful replies!

Dave
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By azrv6
Would someone please be able to answer this...

Would someone please be able to answer this question from the original post? Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By azrv6
What does AWOS use?

What does AWOS use?
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-23-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By azrv6
PDF attached, just click on the black box below,...

PDF attached, just click on the black box below, should work.

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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By azrv6
Both videos were great, thanks. I too am...

Both videos were great, thanks. I too am interested in the GRT equipment, how you use each display, how to control the autopilot, etc. Keep them coming!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,296
Posted By azrv6
Excellent tip! Thanks.

Excellent tip! Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By azrv6
Reggie wrote some excellent articles back in 2012...

Reggie wrote some excellent articles back in 2012 about the Vision Microsystems EPI800 and VMS1000. The article "Vision Microsystems VM1000 & EPI800: Brains, Batteries, & Busses" explains the real...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By azrv6
There were 3 versions of systems sold by VM, see...

There were 3 versions of systems sold by VM, see pic below.

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There was a lot of commonality between the EPI800 and VM1000 transducers and probes. Both systems were for sale by VM at the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,326
Posted By azrv6
Great pictures and video! Thanks for posting them...

Great pictures and video! Thanks for posting them Jake.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,258
Posted By azrv6
Check gas tank vent tubes.

Check gas tank vent tubes.
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By azrv6
John and Steve, in the RV8 wingtip installation,...

John and Steve, in the RV8 wingtip installation, where is the monopole antenna mounted?
Thanks,
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By azrv6
The suggestion to add a slot in the fuselage/fuel...

The suggestion to add a slot in the fuselage/fuel tank bracket first appeared in 1998. See images below. My RV6 plans did not have the slot. Apparently after 1998 they did.

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Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By azrv6
Do you have an RV-6A or an RV-6. Doesn't matter,...

Do you have an RV-6A or an RV-6. Doesn't matter, but your original post says RV-6A in the post text, but the signature says RV-6. Either way, here are the plans for the tri-gear and tailwheel RV6...
Forum: RV-4 12-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,278
Posted By azrv6
RV-4 with wing pod

Going through old Oshkosh pictures today. Wondering if anything ever became of this.

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,882
Posted By azrv6
I agree with the OP. Back in the early 90's,...

I agree with the OP. Back in the early 90's, when I was building my RV6, Scotch Removable Magic Tape was the one to use. Somehow, almost all of the builders back then were using it, without the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By azrv6
Two AV-30 questions. Has uavionix publicly...

Two AV-30 questions.

Has uavionix publicly announced they are working on a magnetometer option for the AV-30, or does anyone here have the inside scoop?

In a dual AV-30 installation, can you "T"...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-22-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,993
Posted By azrv6
Why not consider simply rebuilding the Cleveland...

Why not consider simply rebuilding the Cleveland master cylinders? Easy to do. Aircraft Spruce sells a kit that includes all the parts and detailed instructions.

Others would argue that you don't...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-22-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,702
Posted By azrv6
Should be able to click on each image to get...

Should be able to click on each image to get larger size, hope this helps as a starting point for you.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-15-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By azrv6
Just wondering if there was any definitive...

Just wondering if there was any definitive conclusion on where owners are supposed to go to purchase replacement flap motors.
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By azrv6
Check PM's.

Check PM's.
Forum: COMM 12-12-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By azrv6
Posted by Vern back in...

Posted by Vern back in 2014:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=868366&highlight=Bluetooth#post868366
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-07-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By azrv6
Check your PM's.

Check your PM's.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By azrv6
This might...

This might help:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1229403
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-02-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,042
Posted By azrv6
I like it, especially your switch locations.

I like it, especially your switch locations.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-01-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By azrv6
1/1/1992 RV6/6A Order Form

Here you go:

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Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By azrv6
I developed a small crack in the aft rivet of one...

I developed a small crack in the aft rivet of one of the stiffeners on the 0.016 thick left elevator after only 4 hours of flight time following the first flight in May 1996. Stopped drilled it and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,907
Posted By azrv6
I purchase a web hosting plan thru an ISP and I...

I purchase a web hosting plan thru an ISP and I host the images there. I always resize the images for VAF to either 960 or 1024 pixels wide per Doug Reeve's recommendation.

Dave
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By azrv6
I just put two new drain valves in my RV6. ...

I just put two new drain valves in my RV6. "SAF-AIR CAV-110 PUSH TYPE FUEL DRAIN VALVE". They are 1/8" NPT.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/safaircav110.php?clickkey=3106578

Maybe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By azrv6
Echowhiskey, you posted the same question on...

Echowhiskey, you posted the same question on 10/31/2020 in this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=188455

and got some very good suggestions. Have you tried any of them?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By azrv6
The ad on amazon provides extended length and...

The ad on amazon provides extended length and compressed length (ball socket to ball socket). I recommend you verify the length of the struts on your plane before ordering. They sell a variety of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By azrv6
Head on down to post #16 and pick it up from...

Head on down to post #16 and pick it up from there.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=6632
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By azrv6
I ordered a new flap motor from Usher Precision...

I ordered a new flap motor from Usher Precision Manufacturing (see attached) this past May. The person I spoke to only needed to know which RV Model I had, didn't ask me for a part number. Received...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,907
Posted By azrv6
I made this tool about 25 years ago, took me...

I made this tool about 25 years ago, took me maybe all of 30 minutes to make it from scrap aluminum and it has been used ever since, on my plane and others. I never spill a single drop of oil when...
Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,506
Posted By azrv6
Another view, this one from Vic Syracuse Webinar...

Another view, this one from Vic Syracuse Webinar on EAA website.

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Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,506
Posted By azrv6
90 degree view from drawing in SB. 4596

90 degree view from drawing in SB.

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Forum: Painting your RV 11-10-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,551
Posted By azrv6
Harbor Freight Black Widow

Looks like two versions of the Harbor Freight Black Widow, same price. One is Model 56152 "HVLP" with a 1.7 mm tip and one is Model 56153 "HTE" with a 1.3 mm tip.

You have to click around to figure...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By azrv6
Wondering if the original problem was solved and...

Wondering if the original problem was solved and how?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,633
Posted By azrv6
Only one place to consider and that's Tom...

Only one place to consider and that's Tom Swearengen at TS Flightlines. Check advertisers index on the left side of page to find him. Just did all of my FWF fuel hoses last week with Tom's help.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,845
Posted By azrv6
At $30,000 you are getting into new engine...

At $30,000 you are getting into new engine territory. Latest engine prices from VAN's web page:

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,670
Posted By azrv6
Dana, Shouldn't be any need to get down under...

Dana,

Shouldn't be any need to get down under the instrument panel to bleed the brakes, other than to make sure the tops of the rudder pedals are all the way aft (i.e. no pressure on the master...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By azrv6
In post number 2 of this...

In post number 2 of this thread:

https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=128673

(which by the way is probably one of the best threads on fixing a stuck exhaust valve), the author, Mike...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-02-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,738
Posted By azrv6
Might as well confirm (via logbooks) whether or...

Might as well confirm (via logbooks) whether or not you have the anti-rotation bracket installed and SB 2006-02-23 previously performed. If you have to go in there and start removing the fuel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By azrv6
See post #14 in this...

See post #14 in this thread.

https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173271&page=2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,951
Posted By azrv6
The AME I have used for the last 10 years is...

The AME I have used for the last 10 years is doing BasicMed exams. Probably best to call them and ask.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By azrv6
SB 06-9-20 Manual Trim Cable Anchor

Looking to hear from anyone who has actually done this with your experience, tips, tricks to get it done. Easy as it looks? Any gotchas to anticipate? Thanks, Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,951
Posted By azrv6
According to an April 30, 2020 article by AOPA...

According to an April 30, 2020 article by AOPA (https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/april/30/basicmed-makes-three), on the third anniversary of BasicMed, there are 56,000 pilots taking...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-17-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,718
Posted By azrv6
RV Flyby Sedona 10-17-2020

Nice flyby this morning, looks great, sounds great. Don't know who it was, but good job!

https://youtu.be/UjrnWyjKCq8
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By azrv6
Does anyone know if the mod described above (O290...

Does anyone know if the mod described above (O290 case with O320 top end) can be done legally (via STC or other means) to a certificated plane. Pacer is one example that comes to mind. Interesting,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,621
Posted By azrv6
Happened to me landing my RV6 at Palo Alto in...

Happened to me landing my RV6 at Palo Alto in 2000. Single bolt holding tail wheel to tail spring sheared and the tail wheel flopped over 90 degrees. Plane went left. With full right brake, we...
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,942
Posted By azrv6
From my circa 1991 RV6 builders manual: "Blind...

From my circa 1991 RV6 builders manual:

"Blind rivets, often referred to a Pop Rivets, are used only in area where access is not available to buck heads on standard AN rivets and where loads are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,339
Posted By azrv6
The tool sold at Aircraft Spruce in action. In...

The tool sold at Aircraft Spruce in action. In this picture the cotter pin that holds the axle nut has been removed and the tool has been inserted through the end of the axle nut into the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By azrv6
My synchronizer, which I believe is the same as...

My synchronizer, which I believe is the same as the one you mentioned, has a 9 V battery inside. You might open it up and check for a battery and verify condition. I have changed it several times...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By azrv6
Major ramp construction at Sedona on the north...

Major ramp construction at Sedona on the north end. Project anticipated to take 4 to 5 months. Just about half way done now. In addition to reconstructing the north ramp area, taxiways A3 and A4...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-17-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By azrv6
Darwin, a large, maybe 10 ship group mostly from...

Darwin, a large, maybe 10 ship group mostly from Georgia.

I'm pretty confident they were all near gross, full of gas, heading home.

Remarkable performance these RV's have. Easy to appreciate...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-17-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By azrv6
7 RV's Depart Sedona Density Altitude 7500'

Nice group of 7 RV's departing Sedona late morning 09-17-2020, density altitude 7500'. Taking off uphill on RWY 03. Haze/smoke from CA fires.

https://youtu.be/h4os-bMOJaE
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