VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 500
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: N804RV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,310
Posted By N804RV
Here's my 2 cents: 1) If you already have a good...

Here's my 2 cents:

1) If you already have a good rep as a scrounger and a "do-er", than by all means, you may be able to build a great airplane for a lot less that many of us. And, get it done in a...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By N804RV
His phone wasn't working. Don't know if he ever...

His phone wasn't working. Don't know if he ever got it fixed. But, I believe his email address is still good.

Per latest Kitplanes the Edward Sterba Propeller Company has no web site. Listed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 128,274
Posted By N804RV
I just finished this book. Good read! ...

I just finished this book. Good read! ...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,515
Posted By N804RV
That actually doesn't seem as abrupt as I thought...

That actually doesn't seem as abrupt as I thought it would. Though, I'm sure if that happened on a 'for real' base turn to final, it'd be unrecoverable.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,515
Posted By N804RV
I did my initial aerobatic training in a Pitts...

I did my initial aerobatic training in a Pitts S-2C. Accelerated stalls were pretty abrupt.

I wonder, has anyone gone out and tried slipped/skidded, power on/power off turning stalls in an RV on...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-04-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,515
Posted By N804RV
This thread really bugs me! The accident...

This thread really bugs me!

The accident happened in my local area, at a nearby airfield I have flown in and out of on several occasions. Its one of those little strips, down in the trees that's...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-29-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By N804RV
Is this the newer G2 version?

Is this the newer G2 version?
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By N804RV
Call me a Luddite. But, I scribble task...

Call me a Luddite. But, I scribble task completion dates and notes in the margin of my builder's plans. And, I take pics when I remember...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,286
Posted By N804RV
That was what I was taught also. I actually had...

That was what I was taught also. I actually had a CFI demonstrate the "pulsation" once. A non-event.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
I think "172's" was actually "172S". But, I...

I think "172's" was actually "172S".

But, I went back to the reports, and this was all the pertinent info I could gleen from there:

Ser No SP14-0101
Part No SL36500-A1
Type Aircraft Cessna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By N804RV
I have a little tailwheel airplane that has a...

I have a little tailwheel airplane that has a fixed "not full-caster" tailwheel with a rigid steering link. The secret is in the geometry.

With full rudder, you get about 45 degrees of t/w...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By N804RV
Those guys might know my brother-in-law, Don...

Those guys might know my brother-in-law, Don Alvord. He recently retired from Textron. I think he had something to do with Cessna and Beech production there in Wichita.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By N804RV
There's also...

There's also this:
https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0380-Adjustable-Adapter/dp/B000GZND2Q/ref=sr_1_107?dchild=1&keywords=torque+wrench&qid=1616118350&sr=8-107
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,753
Posted By N804RV
You use a dog bone wrench adapter. Has a wrench...

You use a dog bone wrench adapter. Has a wrench on one end and a drive adapter for a torque wrench on the other.

You may have to modify it a bit. Its tough to find one that's exactly what you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By N804RV
Awsome! But, pics or it didn't happen... I'm...

Awsome! But, pics or it didn't happen...

I'm getting close myself. Once we "flip the canoe", we get to start "stuffing the bird"! ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
You're probably right. But, you don't know what...

You're probably right. But, you don't know what you don't know. And, those pesky little Baker-Risk reports are out there, like a big old scarlet letter for anyone who operates one of those cranks,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By N804RV
Here's a couple of thoughts: 1. Your PTT switch...

Here's a couple of thoughts:

1. Your PTT switch ground must be the same ground potential as your audio common. Best practice is an audio ground point that is on the opposite side of the airplane...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By N804RV
All the avionics "systems" wiring comes with...

All the avionics "systems" wiring comes with excellent documentation, even down to which tools to buy or borrow. Plus, the manufacturers provide great tech support. I think avionics "systems" will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,183
Posted By N804RV
These gripes are difficult to troubleshoot...

These gripes are difficult to troubleshoot without really digging into your electrical and avionics systems.

One easy thing to rule out is your electrical system. You say it's most noticeable when...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By N804RV
Well, its a done deal! With the inboard AN7 bolt...

Well, its a done deal! With the inboard AN7 bolt in place, and the outboard wear plates drilled onto the lower longerons, the main landing gear are pretty much locked in place.

I did use the 2 four...
Forum: Tools 03-02-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By N804RV
Try...

Try this:

https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=113M
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By N804RV
RV-8 MLG alignment

Any tail draggers wanna share their secrets and pictures for main landing gear alignment?

This is a new build. Haven't drilled the holes through the lower longerons yet. I'm installing the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By N804RV
Is this what you're talking about?

Is this what you're talking about?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By N804RV
Yeah, you need to either drill the outboard holes...

Yeah, you need to either drill the outboard holes for brackets/wear plates before riveting the forward bottom skins, or make access holes through the skins, like they do with the Q/B fuselage. My...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By N804RV
Order of ops for gear legs & Fwd Bottom Skins

I've just about gotten all the rivets I can reach on the fuselage with it inverted on sawhorses (with exception of skin to lower longerons and firewall).

Is there any reason I couldn't just go ahead...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
I'd really love to have a sit-down, off-line,...

I'd really love to have a sit-down, off-line, discussion with an expert about the Baker-Risk reports and how this AMOC would solve the problems brought up there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,204
Posted By N804RV
There's an opening for an airport advocate on the...

There's an opening for an airport advocate on the airport advisory board. Here's your chance:

http://www.nbtexas.org/DocumentCenter/View/728/Board-Vacancies-List-?bidId=
Forum: Primers 02-03-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By N804RV
Yep. The steel weldments and all of the 6061...

Yep. The steel weldments and all of the 6061 extrusions (basically anything that say's "must be primed" in the plans). Used two coats of SEM self-etch from a rattle can.

For corrosion prone areas...
Forum: GPS 01-31-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By N804RV
Have you pulled it from the tray and then...

Have you pulled it from the tray and then re-installed it? Sometime "re-racking" is all it takes to solve problems like this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By N804RV
Its on the checklist for takeoff and landing for...

Its on the checklist for takeoff and landing for a lot of low wing certified aircraft.

As far as your EAB, I'd say its up to you.
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,474
Posted By N804RV
I was giving rides in the Navy flying club's T-34...

I was giving rides in the Navy flying club's T-34 some years ago. I took off from NAS Lemoore and landed at nearby Hanford municipal.

Filled out all the pax waivers and put them in the mailbox...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By N804RV
Not so much as "gotcha's" as little nit-noids...

Not so much as "gotcha's" as little nit-noids that get overlooked. ...Like, leaving certain pre-punched holes open for nut plates to attach the empennage fairings. And, the order of operations for...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-13-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,103
Posted By N804RV
Or said another way, "The nose wheel is only...

Or said another way, "The nose wheel is only there to keep the prop off the ground when the aircraft is not moving."
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By N804RV
I used to be able to buy a backshell that looks...

I used to be able to buy a backshell that looks like the one in the OP. But, it was two halves that hooked together and was locked in place when fasteners were pushed through the connector body. ...
Forum: COMM 01-08-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By N804RV
I believe you can get a 2 piece backshell that...

I believe you can get a 2 piece backshell that will work just fine with that. I'll look and see if I can find them again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,542
Posted By N804RV
If I had it to do over again, I would have bought...

If I had it to do over again, I would have bought a basic VFR RV-4, flown it awhile. Then, decide whether or not I really wanted to build.

I probably would have ended up building something anyway. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
As far as I know, Superior has been completely...

As far as I know, Superior has been completely silent on this issue since their press release about their response to the NPRM, back in Feb '20. I sent emails and attempted a phone call after the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,218
Posted By N804RV
Are you sure? I thought it was utility category...

Are you sure? I thought it was utility category up to 1600lbs. That's +4.4G/-1.75.

Besides, anyone who skis a pair of downhill mogul churning skis , and then slips on longer, skinny skis for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By N804RV
Type I dynafocal is 30 degrees, type II is 18...

Type I dynafocal is 30 degrees, type II is 18 degrees. You're going to have to look up your specific engine model to determine whether its Dynafocal 1 or...
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By N804RV
I think the swivel one, with the big rubber ring...

I think the swivel one, with the big rubber ring is completely unusable. I threw mine away in disgust.

I have one that looks like the one in your picture. It works great for me. No mods required!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
Just so ya know...

I attempted to purchase a new SL36500-A31 crank through ACS. The agent told me there was a 12 month lead time. I thought it would be treated as a "backorder". It is not. They want full payment up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
I'll be curious to see what they come up with for...

I'll be curious to see what they come up with for an AMOC. I've already got money out for a brand new crankshaft. So, its not going to do anything for me. But, I really want to know how they're...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
The tour I took at Lycoming showed their cranks...

The tour I took at Lycoming showed their cranks being gas-nitrided after forging and initial machining. I suspect SAP uses a similar process.

What I found interesting is that SAP makes a big deal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
I'm not a metallurgist, and I did not stay in a...

I'm not a metallurgist, and I did not stay in a Holiday Inn last night. But, ...

After reading and looking at the pictures in the Hurst reports, showing the fracture planes emanating from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
Went to the hangar today. I could not see the...

Went to the hangar today. I could not see the serial number on the prop flange. But, I do have proof that at least some of them have the serial number laser-etched onto the rim of the prop flange. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
I wonder if Superior will offer any kind of...

I wonder if Superior will offer any kind of rebate for homebuilders with XP engines who're replacing cranks because of this, and what the limitations will be.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
The person I talked to at Aircraft Spruce this...

The person I talked to at Aircraft Spruce this morning said a brand new SL36500-A31 crank is priced at $4,168+ and is backordered 12 to 18 months due to supplier shut downs from COVID.

This is gonna...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
I'm in essentially the same boat. Got an...

I'm in essentially the same boat. Got an unbelievably good deal on a low time engine earlier this year. Now, its an expensive core.

I've emailed Superior about availability of a new crank. But, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 106,536
Posted By N804RV
All the ones I wanted are already taken. The...

All the ones I wanted are already taken. The first one I reserved was my username here (N804RV). But, since then I also reserved N10KW. Can't decide which one it'll be yet.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
I'll go later today and see if the ser# is...

I'll go later today and see if the ser# is visible on the prop flange on the one sitting in my hangar. I'll let you know what I find.

If the crank was replaced at overhaul, I'd hope the engine shop...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,981
Posted By N804RV
Unfortunately, I now have an expensive low-time...

Unfortunately, I now have an expensive low-time engine core sitting in my hangar, that was going to be installed on my -8.
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,353
Posted By N804RV
https://www.google.com/search?q=car+rotisserie+Eas...

https://www.google.com/search?q=car+rotisserie+Easton&sxsrf=ALeKk00BnoQfz8ZpYyNXyXsSuCoyOC6ZeQ:1607361417477&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjsqsHyr7ztAhUCIjQIHaHxB08Q_AUoAnoECAIQBA&biw=1430&bih=...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By N804RV
Believe it or not, mineral spirits or Stoddard...

Believe it or not, mineral spirits or Stoddard solvent is good for this, and will not harm most single stage aircraft paints. Though, it can dull metallics and clear coats over time.

The best...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,273
Posted By N804RV
If anyone in the Arlington, WA (AWO) area would...

If anyone in the Arlington, WA (AWO) area would like some "coaching" on good wiring practices, let me know. I'm a retired Navy avionics line tech, former ATS mod-line avionics tech, and occasional...
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,273
Posted By N804RV
I got a call about looking at a certified...

I got a call about looking at a certified airplane that had an intermittent coms problem.

It appeared the previous owner had problems with VOX on his panel mounted intercom and his hearing aids. ...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,600
Posted By N804RV
I'm a gonna be needing one of those for my RV-8. ...

I'm a gonna be needing one of those for my RV-8. Not ready to hang the engine yet. But, hopefully in about 6 months.

I'm wondering how far out should we be ordering? What kind of delivery time? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,686
Posted By N804RV
So, for the little 2 seater, tailwheel, EAB I...

So, for the little 2 seater, tailwheel, EAB I have now, I've got $100,000 each person, $1,000,000 property and $1,000,000 "each accident".

Are you saying other EAB owners have much more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,686
Posted By N804RV
I was under the impression that hull coverage was...

I was under the impression that hull coverage was the more expensive part of insuring an EAB. I thought typical liability premiums, without hull coverage was pretty small compared to getting "full"...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By N804RV
I use the long bit so that i can bend it. The...

I use the long bit so that i can bend it. The jobber length bits chucked up in my favorite HS drill motor just won't get perfectly perpendicular to the head. So, the extra long bits are flexible...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By N804RV
I had a similar problem. I used an auto-spring...

I had a similar problem. I used an auto-spring center punch about 6 or 8 times to punch a deep mark in the center of the manufactured head. Then, I used a 24" long #30 drill bit to carefully and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,857
Posted By N804RV
Years ago, I did an avionics panel upgrade for...

Years ago, I did an avionics panel upgrade for the flying club. This included an IFR KLN-89B (the first in the PNW according to the FSDO) and dual KX-155s. The consensus was to include an "avionics...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,713
Posted By N804RV
So far, I've been missing exactly 1 part. Van's...

So far, I've been missing exactly 1 part. Van's had it to within just of few days of my email. I also received one wrong part. Van's sent me the correct one, no charge.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,932
Posted By N804RV
I have a Sonerai, not an RV-12. But, its similar...

I have a Sonerai, not an RV-12. But, its similar in size and a low wing tail dragger.

I use:

- BugSlide on all the leading edges after every flight.
- Plexus on the canopy about every other...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,039
Posted By N804RV
ADS-B has already become a crutch and a downfall...

ADS-B has already become a crutch and a downfall for GA. I stay well outside of rule airspace. Yet, you'd think a lot of GA pilots I have to mix with getting in and out of my home drome don't even...
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:13 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.