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Forum: Midwest 10-15-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By jrs14855
Stoughton WI

Stoughton-isn't that where Ole and Sven are from. One of the highlights of Oshkosh was when the Doc from Lodi would drive up on his John Deere thing, tell a couple of Ole and Sven jokes and drive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By jrs14855
Markings

Vne should be a red line on the airspeed or a placard on the instrument panel. Maximum flap extended speed white arc or panel placard.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-13-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,066
Posted By jrs14855
Riveting

I spent a bit of time at a shop the rebuilt Cessna wings. Later one of the partners in that operation had his own shop and for a long time he did a lot of sheet metal repairs. He had a guy on call...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,066
Posted By jrs14855
Riveting

I know very little about rivet guns but the proper gun can make a world of difference.
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,806
Posted By jrs14855
Survival

Legal and survival are two very different scenarios. If entering the clouds is the best survival option just do it.
Something that worked in the Cherokee's from the 140 to the 235: if the CG is...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 423,189
Posted By jrs14855
Hunting

With the Wittman Tailwind I hunt most all non turbo spam cans. However I am a catch and release kind of guy. No machine guns or rockets. Just a bit of history: A highly modified 0 320 Tailwind with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,679
Posted By jrs14855
RV7

Was the RV7A near Atlantic City NJ in Sep 2013 included?? Documented evidence of loss of control in previous attempts at self taught aerobatics. Also previous wind damage to the rudder which was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By jrs14855
Painting in Pieces

All areas that will contact hardware must be masked so nuts, washers will contact bare metal or alodine. I believe on the cylinder bases where the nuts make contact a VERY THIN coat of zinc chromate...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By jrs14855
Compressiom

I have an 0 320 with 10-1 pistons, carb engine, balanced, no other mods. I set the timing for break in at 22 degrees on recommendation from one of the bettr known engine builders. After the engine...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-30-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,174
Posted By jrs14855
Safety wire etc

When searching for a problem to apply a solution to it sometimes helps to remember that Lycoming connecting rod bolts are not safetied and have been that way for decades.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,860
Posted By jrs14855
Brass fitting

To elaborate on what I previously posted, at least some certified factory Pitts aircraft use the brass automotive "street elbow" on the oil pressure port on the aluminum accessory case. Never heard...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By jrs14855
Piston

The piston in the picture was manufactured by Combustion Technologies. 434-432-1428 They have the piston for $125. Aircraft Spruce appears to have the plus 010 but no standard size listed.
If your...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By jrs14855
Piston

the part number with p010 is an oversize piston. Check with Dart Aircraft Parts at 254-753-1810. They should have Lycoming Superior and ECI Pistons.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By jrs14855
Crankshaft

Angle valve or parallel valve?? At least four different cranks for parallel valve.
Thin flange with lightening holes
This flange without lightening holes
Heavy flange (mostly aerobatic...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,174
Posted By jrs14855
Fitting

One possible cause of the problem is that once there has been hydraulic fluid on the fitting it is difficult to get a good seal without a through cleaning. Drain all the fluid and clean the gear....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By jrs14855
Engine source

Check with the shops that do engine conversions on Cessna 172's. Penn Yann in NY is one, there are others. In the past they have been a source for core engines.
A reputable source will guarantee the...
Forum: RV-4 09-12-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,422
Posted By jrs14855
Weight

This requires thinking WAY outside the box:
Move the engine forward to solve CG issue
Lycon has some ideas for weight reduction on Lycoming.
Carbon fiber cowl, wheel pants, spinner, wingtips...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrs14855
Fitting

The information shown in post #4 will lead you to the previous discussions about how this can be done without removing the gear. In that case it was a Grove gear on a RV8.
As far as tools there are a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,445
Posted By jrs14855
Cross country

I would be concerned that questions will be asked about the trip from Idaho to MI. If you were pilot in command were you signed off for the flight by your instructor?? Pretty unusual situation but I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By jrs14855
Spark Plug

The other thing we still don't know is the manufacturer of the plug. Champion used to be the gold standard, now they seem to have a lot of problems. This could have started as a plug failure not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By jrs14855
Parts

"Change" certainly implies new harness and plugs. Change the mag would imply at least a remanufactured mag. With no history from the OP except the spark plug photo this is not good advice.
My 0 320...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,608
Posted By jrs14855
Aileron rolls

The fatal RV7 accident near Atlantic City NJ was a result of loss of control, likely following an attempted aileron roll.
When I was instructing aerobatics I would start my preflight briefing by...
Forum: Safety 09-02-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,608
Posted By jrs14855
Aileron Rolls

Aileron rolls have gotten more than a few people in trouble. Find another instructor. There is no need to slam the stick.
I use more speed and a substantially steeper climb. Touch of rudder in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,067
Posted By jrs14855
Mags

Without knowing the specifics, mag history and time since overhaul, as well as history plug wires, this is very bad advice. New mag?? How about an overhaul by a qualified shop IF NEEDED like most of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,261
Posted By jrs14855
Lead

Ground Zero in the US is Reid-Hillview in San Jose CA. Lawsuit in the works based on lead poisoning claims. They want to repurpose the land for housing. 124 based aircraft.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,860
Posted By jrs14855
Brake Line

Moe-
Nice to see my idea worked after 12 days of "gotta remove the gear." For the "next guy" the 90 degree fittings are also available in AN but I believe they require just slightly more clearance...
Forum: Safety 08-31-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,140
Posted By jrs14855
Vultee

The Shannon museum airplanes have returned to Shannon Airport. The museum is open by appointment only.
Lots of information online about the Vultee, It is the only surviving example. Dick Merrill and...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,882
Posted By jrs14855
wheel

The bearing retainers described as circlips are more like a flat snap ring. Pretty easy to remove, just slip a thin screwdriver under the end that is notched. If you can remove the ring you may find...
Forum: Safety 08-31-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,140
Posted By jrs14855
Ping Pong

From Air and Space magazine: In 1936 Dick Merrill flew a Vultee V1A round trip across the Atlantic. The airplane was filled with 41,000 ping pong balls with the hope that the airplane would float if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,009
Posted By jrs14855
RV3

I'll simplify things. How many of those 300 RV3's have a nose wheel???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,009
Posted By jrs14855
Tailwheel Training

Couple of examples in northeast:
Andover Flight Academy, Andover NJ Established 1987. One instructor has over 10,000 hours tailwheel time. Stearman, Chipmunk, Super Cub, J3 Cub

Van Sant Airport...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,009
Posted By jrs14855
Tailwheel Instructors

The Tailwheel instructors are available. You may find one close by or you may find the closest is a long ways away. EAA used to keep a list of taildragger instructors.
There are at least two well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,009
Posted By jrs14855
Training

When I think of all the airplanes that comprised most of the US training fleets in the post WWII era I can't stop laughing.
Most of the Pipers did not have functioning brakes. They would hold for a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-28-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By jrs14855
Mags

Pitts S2B had shower of sparks mags so no impulse. Your S2C is likely the same.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-28-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By jrs14855
AZ82

Myron Nelson?? who has an RV10 and writes for Kitplanes has a home there. No contact info.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By jrs14855
Crush Plate

Crush Plate is not applicable to Whirlwind GA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,938
Posted By jrs14855
Oil Pressure

You probably do not have a purely mechanical gage. If you have an electrical sender check the ground. Clean the area where the ground connects to the sender. If that doesn't help replace the sender....
Forum: ADS-B 08-25-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By jrs14855
ADS B

Not over, under or in Class B or C including B mode C veil
Not above 10'000 unless within 2500' of ground.
Aircraft originally built without electrical systems are exempt from certain portions of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,118
Posted By jrs14855
Damage

The defining issue will be the wing damage. That will likely make it an accident.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,860
Posted By jrs14855
fitting

The reason I mentioned the brass automotive fitting is that it requires less clearance than the AN equivalent. If you find the right automotive or industrial fitting the clearance requirement is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,860
Posted By jrs14855
fitting

I didn't mention the obvious, that the 90 degree fitting needs to be cut off as far away from the gear as possible. Die grinder with thin disc or cutoff blade. Then some vice grips to remove the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,860
Posted By jrs14855
fitting

search JEGS 63082 for a picture of the type fitting I mentioned. Don't worry about the brass or the non AN fitting, they were used for the oil pressure line on some certified Pitts aircraft.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,860
Posted By jrs14855
fitting

Look for a 90 degree street elbow. NAPA has them as well as MSC Hard to tell from the photo but I think they would work. if the first one you find doesn't work look for a different manufacturer. They...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,803
Posted By jrs14855
Plenum

Even though neither is specific to the James plenum, posts on here by Dan Horton and articles in Kitplanes by Dave Anders have been helpful to me in creating my own plenum for non RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,351
Posted By jrs14855
Tips

In a small airplane only for a ride to a hotel etc. For those who can afford a turboprop or a small jet they can afford to tip.
Forum: Safety 08-12-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By jrs14855
goggles

The airline smoke goggles are based on the full oxygen mask that covers nose and mouth being used first. No room left for full hood.
Full smoke hoods are available for smaller aircraft. I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,130
Posted By jrs14855
A person with average skills with a proper...

A person with average skills with a proper instructor should take no more than 15 hours for a Pitts checkout including basic acro and all the spins.
Even though it is very different the Cessna 180 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,130
Posted By jrs14855
Insurance

Gulfstream 650 and BBJ both around 65 million. Embraer 300 9,5 million. 3.5 for a single engine turboprop. 1Mil property damage seems a bit inadequate even for a fender bender with those or similar ...
Forum: Northeast 08-09-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By jrs14855
Sidney

Foreflight and skyvector will list phone numbers for airport manager and FBO. Lots of aviation history there, the long time home of Bendix Magnetos before they were sold to Continental.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By jrs14855
exhaust

What Steve shows is the best way. I don't know why anyone would consider any other way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By jrs14855
TW

Long ago 10 hours of dual in a Pitts or similar was all that was required for insurance. This was usually split roughly 50/50 between pattern work and spin training including upright and inverted...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By jrs14855
engine

If you really want an engine in this horsepower and weight category get a L series 0 235 out of a Cessna 152 or Piper Tomahawk. Lycon can probably help with lightweight components and the lightweight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By jrs14855
engine

IIRC Lycoming's stated policy when the engine first was announced was sale to "manufacturers only"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By jrs14855
Winning

A nice album with photos of the entire build history is pretty much mandatory for any of the top awards.
Having the upper cowl off is good if you have a near perfect engine installation.
Aircraft...
Forum: COMM 08-04-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By jrs14855
Radio

If you have a 14 volt electrical system or some type of converter for the radio you have a KY97A
For whatever reason the higher number of otherwise identical Bendix radios is usually 14 volt.
Not...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,146
Posted By jrs14855
Crosswind

Pitts, Eagle and many other biplanes are limited by wingtip clearance. Landing the Pitts at 45 degrees to a very wide runway with wind velocity near the stall speed of the Pitts works well.
Many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,803
Posted By jrs14855
Attendance

EAA counts one person with a one day pass as one person. For 7 days 7 persons. They are still seven attendees even if they leave on the second day. The Oshkosh newspaper estimates the attendance at...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,793
Posted By jrs14855
Restart

In the Cherokee I had quite a few seconds before landing and always got an easy restart. In the Cassutt it took about 180 statute before the prop would turn and then quick restarts.
I did a lot of...
Forum: Propellers 08-02-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,103
Posted By jrs14855
Prop Change

My DAR who is ex FSDO spent some time on this and was very specific. Fixed pitch to fixed pitch, not a major change. No return to Phase one required. Fixed pitch to Constant Speed is major change,...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,793
Posted By jrs14855
Stopping the prop

In the Cassutt it is easy. Just pull up vertical for a roll and it will stop very quickly if you don't keep a touch of positive G to keep the fuel flowing. In a Cherokee 180 I had to hold the...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,793
Posted By jrs14855
Turn Back

We don't know and will never know how many successful turn backs have occurred
Airplanes like the Bonanza 36 series and at least some Mooney's are not good candidates for turn back and too often...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 49,789
Posted By jrs14855
Wing Derringer Etc

The Wing Derringer was designed by the late John Thorp who designed a series of mostly two place airplanes including the T18.
The Piper Twin Comanche started out as a single engine Comanche...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,096
Posted By jrs14855
P40

The P40 operator is not the cause of this. He is merely an easy target for the FAA.
I believe the proper target is Collings. It is hard to imagine anyone operating in the manner that the Collings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,096
Posted By jrs14855
FAA

Thank you to someone who UNDERSTANDS the problem, a voice of reason among hundreds of sheeple.This is just the beginning of very bad problems for EAB.
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