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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By RV6_flyer
Completed Flight Review and flew to the South...

Completed Flight Review and flew to the South Carolina Breakfast Club on Sunday. After my flight review, I learned that I have a 50% chance of being able to use my airplane again after and engine...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dave became a DAR after I retired from being a...

Dave became a DAR after I retired from being a DAR.

There are old pilots and there are bold pilots but there are very few old bold pilots.

Mel has done 10X more initial certifications than I have. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By RV6_flyer
And the Airworthiness Certificate can be denied...

And the Airworthiness Certificate can be denied for practices that are unacceptable.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes I have used them in NON-AIRCRAFT plumbing.

Yes I have used them in NON-AIRCRAFT plumbing.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By RV6_flyer
Swagelok fittings typically are NOT used on...

Swagelok fittings typically are NOT used on aircraft. I have been a pilot for 40 years, A&P for 25 years and have only seen one swagelok fitting on an experimental aircraft. Aircraft, including...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,845
Posted By RV6_flyer
Value is whatever the market will pay. An...

Value is whatever the market will pay. An appraiser with EXPERIMENTAL aircraft experience is necessary. The info you get off an internet forum will be worth exactly what you pay for it.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,904
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago when I flew my RV across Lake Michigan...

Years ago when I flew my RV across Lake Michigan and from Florida out to the Bahamas, the automatic floatation devices were NOT recommended. IF the aircraft were to get upside down (inverted) in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By RV6_flyer
For most of the past 25-years of flying my RV, I...

For most of the past 25-years of flying my RV, I typically would get my aviation oil from one of the local oil distributors. I also used the online guys to compare delivered price and the local guys...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-23-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By RV6_flyer
Gerry: My RV-6 will be 25-years old this year. ...

Gerry:

My RV-6 will be 25-years old this year. We have landed in 49-states in the past 3,516 flight hours. I have had a pilot's license for 40-years. Here is my attempt at explaining how I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-21-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 621
Posted By RV6_flyer
Nothing beats open air to take photos. Over the...

Nothing beats open air to take photos.

Over the years, I have found that a circular polarizing filter...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-20-2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF anyone wants the GX60, the battery is easy for...

IF anyone wants the GX60, the battery is easy for any ham radio guy to replace. IF I have not posted photos on how to do it here, I can email them to you.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not sure IF there is a norm. One EI...

I am not sure IF there is a norm.

One EI supplier says to put auto plugs on the top with their system when the other side is a mag.

Others have said mag on top plugs and EI on bottom plugs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By RV6_flyer
Aerosport is a shop that assembles engines and...

Aerosport is a shop that assembles engines and typically will source parts from different manufacturers. The 375 was a product of ECi that was purchased by Continental and is now marketed by...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By RV6_flyer
Light Battery moved CG aft

I once looked at replacing my RV-6 between the rudder pedals AGM battery with an EarthX battery. I dropped the idea when I found what it did to my weight and balance. I lost too much baggage weight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By RV6_flyer
Steve hit the nail on the head. When I...

Steve hit the nail on the head.

When I researched what I needed to add the GPS unit to my G5 installation, I needed to add the Garmin ARINC box to make the HSI work.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-03-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By RV6_flyer
The NACA vents on my RV-6 have been held in place...

The NACA vents on my RV-6 have been held in place with ProSeal ONLY for over 25-years and show no sign of wear or separation. Over 3,500-hours of flight time.

One MUST scuff the surface before...
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dive n Surf would do the 5-year hydrostatic test...

Dive n Surf would do the 5-year hydrostatic test on my O2 tank when I lived nearby. I never had them fill the tank and always got the tank back empty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,803
Posted By RV6_flyer
The flaps was briefed in several of the RV...

The flaps was briefed in several of the RV Formation Group flights that I took part in. I think first time may have been 2007 when I took part in the 35-ship RV formation. I remember being told...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,803
Posted By RV6_flyer
I should have added that is "flaps up" when you...

I should have added that is "flaps up" when you turn into parking in the grass in the RV parking / tie down area. We were told to put our flaps up as part of one of the large RV Formations when we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,803
Posted By RV6_flyer
Jeff Point...

Jeff Point (https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=548) recommended that. He is or was the "chairman" of the RV and homebuilt camping parking area. Kitplanes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,803
Posted By RV6_flyer
Flying to AirVenture 2022 Oshkosh 50th anniversary of Vanís Aircraft

How many times have you flown an RV to AirVenture Oshkosh? The only way I can remember is by counting the number of stickers I have on my baggage wall.
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Counting the stickers, I see 20. I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By RV6_flyer
It has been 9-years but I was going to recommend...

It has been 9-years but I was going to recommend Richard White at R&D Aviation. I met his son Matt when he worked for his father at R&D. Sounds like he has his own shop. Matt was great when he...
Forum: Autopilots 05-21-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By RV6_flyer
The RV-8 kit is a bolt in item. I added mine in...

The RV-8 kit is a bolt in item. I added mine in while the wing was under construction. It could be retrofitted in working through one of the wing inspection covers. There is not a lot of room and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-21-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am planning on using a G3i Ignition harness...

I am planning on using a G3i Ignition harness (http://g3ignition.com/magmod.html) with my SureFly ignition system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,234
Posted By RV6_flyer
No one likes bumps or crosswinds. We sorta just...

No one likes bumps or crosswinds. We sorta just accept it and deal with both.

As one gains experience, both will be tolerated more.

As one gets older, both will get tolerated less.

I am...
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thanks. I will make a mental note to see if I...

Thanks. I will make a mental note to see if I can get Bose to replace them FREE next year. I already purchased Bose OEM parts from VAF advertiser Aircraft Spruce. One headset needed done now but...
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By RV6_flyer
Bose A20 Ear Seal Replacement

I know there are other threads abouts different headsets. I am starting this for the Bose A20 headset only.

It appears that after 5 to 8-years, the Bose A20 ear seals will start to deteriorate and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,025
Posted By RV6_flyer
I only purchased mogas twice from the same...

I only purchased mogas twice from the same retailer. They have been in business for more than 40-years and sell other petroleum products like heating oil from their own trucks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,025
Posted By RV6_flyer
Used the search function to find this thread. It...

Used the search function to find this thread. It appears to have started 3-years ago.

Fuel is not available on my home field.

I had a neighbor that moved away that used 93 ethanol free car gas in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,292
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's aircraft will have been in business for...

Van's aircraft will have been in business for 50-years since their first visit to Oshkosh with an aircraft. As I type this, they are the largest aircraft kit manufacturer in the world. At least I...
Forum: COMM 05-15-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have an old RST panel mount intercom in my...

I have an old RST panel mount intercom in my airplane. IT has a auto out signal that I ran to a 3.5 mm jack in the airplane. I use a MP3 recorder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,941
Posted By RV6_flyer
Looks like what I have been doing except I have a...

Looks like what I have been doing except I have a Clevis at the front also. This would be a lower cost option and less than an ounce more weight.
Forum: Reviews 05-05-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By RV6_flyer
I hate to add another negative comment to a bad...

I hate to add another negative comment to a bad situation but I had it take over 10-days for a credit to post to my credit card last month from another vendor. Not sure why but charges on cards post...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By RV6_flyer
5-years ago with I purchased my G5, I did a...

5-years ago with I purchased my G5, I did a similar test. I had the G5 connected to a 13.8 volt regulated power supply for a little over 2-weeks. Every time I walked over to the unit and changed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,850
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is on page 57 of this manual...

It is on page 57 of this manual (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/IOM-IO-390-C%20Series%20-%201-31-17.pdf).

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Thank you DuckDuckGo for helping me find this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have two G5s in my RV-6 going on 6-years. I...

I have two G5s in my RV-6 going on 6-years. I have pitot/static connected to both. My understanding is that it will work as an attitude gyro without the pitot/static connected. There is an option in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By RV6_flyer
I learned a long time ago, the most important...

I learned a long time ago, the most important thing about an airplane is to make it as light as possible. I typically will do a little extra work to save weight. Anything I add to an airplane that...
Forum: RV-15 05-02-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,856
Posted By RV6_flyer
The FAA aircraft Registry...

The FAA aircraft Registry (https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NameResult) will most likely list the RV-15 aircraft shortly after it takes flight. The Registry...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,125
Posted By RV6_flyer
No key but I have a lock that goes on the...

No key but I have a lock that goes on the throttle. I use a Master hardened digital combination lock. I think I purchased the throttle lock from Sporty’s 25-years ago and sourced the pad lock at a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,598
Posted By RV6_flyer
I just found it. I was going to post the link...

I just found it. I was going to post the link but you beat me to it.

I am unable to turn ANNOUNCEMENTS on for Van's Aircraft YouTube channel.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-01-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By RV6_flyer
Same technique I have been using in my RV-6 for...

Same technique I have been using in my RV-6 for almost 25-years. Mine are not this pretty and are NOT painted. Mine are just bare leftover scrap aluminum.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By RV6_flyer
I also see the screen in the top above the rubber...

I also see the screen in the top above the rubber gasket.

I purchased replacement screen and gasket / rubber seal from Aircraft Spruce. There were two different filter screens available. Either one...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,051
Posted By RV6_flyer
The thumbnail images made me think that it was...

The thumbnail images made me think that it was for an antenna but looking at the larger images, it may have been a liquid waste disposal for in fight use.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By RV6_flyer
The 390 engine for the -14(a) has been north of...

The 390 engine for the -14(a) has been north of $40K USD as far back that I can remember. Lycoming had two price increased in the past 9 months that has amounted to 25%. Been watching Lycoming...
Forum: Formation Flying 04-15-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By RV6_flyer
The FFI group in the Charolette area dissolved...

The FFI group in the Charolette area dissolved but there is a group in Ohio. The River Rats have put on Clinics but I do not have any knowledge of when the next one is. Bulldog flight typically...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,615
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Skytec 149NL does not have the problems the...

The Skytec 149NL does not have the problems the light weight starters have. The B&C is also a good starter.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-08-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By RV6_flyer
Low and Slow Smokehouse

115 NM to KJNX (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KJNX) and you will find the Low and Slow Smokehouse (https://www.lowandslowsmokehouse.com/).

After securing your aircraft, walk through the terminal...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-08-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am curious on how the 90 was fabricated. I...

I am curious on how the 90 was fabricated.

I have been using a purchased US Industrial Tool very similar for over 20-years. I have not found anything better for me and my airplane.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been doing electronic spreadsheet logs for almost...

Been doing electronic spreadsheet logs for almost 25-years.

The pilot log gets copied by hand into a pilot logbook. (spreadsheet does all the math) The spreadsheet looks just like the paper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By RV6_flyer
The GMU11 works with my G5 very well in that...

The GMU11 works with my G5 very well in that location on my RV-6 and has for over 5-years.

We live close enough to each other that we can get the airplanes together to compare if necessary.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By RV6_flyer
I trust the engineers at Van's Aircraft. The...

I trust the engineers at Van's Aircraft.

The platenuts already have a locking feature. The access to the hardware is poor and safety wire would be more trouble than it is worth.

The RV-4 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,578
Posted By RV6_flyer
There are no restriction on the 7663 blade and...

There are no restriction on the 7663 blade and Hartzell hub on the 320 / 160 HP Lycoming engines. TCDS P-920...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,231
Posted By RV6_flyer
Some of us have been flying RVs for more than...

Some of us have been flying RVs for more than 20-years. I started using Foreflight in May 2011 when I got my first iPad 2. The money saved on buying paper charts and pilot guides would pay for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,566
Posted By RV6_flyer
You are where I was 20-years ago. At that time...

You are where I was 20-years ago. At that time I was looking at the difference between Kelly, Champion, and Tempest (or some other throw away spin on filter).

Champion was more expensive but when...
Forum: California 03-22-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By RV6_flyer
Typically GPS direct. If unable, north through...

Typically GPS direct. If unable, north through Newhall Pass, Willow Springs Race Track, then Tehachapi. (KWHP VPNEW VP654 KTSP) The pass east of Tehachapi has lots of windmills and one can fly...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's does make some of their own exhaust...

Van's does make some of their own exhaust systems.

Vetterman's Exhaust has gotten their heat muffs from Robbins Wings. Rick Robbins no longer has his website but still makes heat muffs and parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,578
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have flown my RV-6 with a Kitfox a number of...

Have flown my RV-6 with a Kitfox a number of years ago for almost an hour. Marc hit the main problem my airplane had doing this. At the lower speed on the back side of the power curve, there is not...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,658
Posted By RV6_flyer
I mounted my GMU-11 over 4-years ago. I did not...

I mounted my GMU-11 over 4-years ago. I did not use nutplates as they were magnetic. I used the Garmin supplied hardware (stainless steel) so as to not have anything that would cause an error.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-13-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,257
Posted By RV6_flyer
That is the way I have always turned my...

That is the way I have always turned my externally regulated overvoltage protected B and C alternator on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,367
Posted By RV6_flyer
Aluminum price

Some of us that are retired live mostly on our investments. Yesterday, I received a "Thoughts on the Market...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By RV6_flyer
Nav: 1.30 COM: 2.1 DSP: 1.20 I do not have a G3X...

Nav: 1.30
COM: 2.1
DSP: 1.20

I do not have a G3X but am using a GX60 to provide the data. Have not had any issues with tuning NAV or COM frequencies. The GX60 database (latest version available is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-07-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,792
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sam and Dan both hit the nail on the...

Sam and Dan both hit the nail on the head.

Continuous power only removes extra parts that cause failure points. An added switch adds failure points. The extra short section of wire, two extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By RV6_flyer
My intercom has an auto out jack installed in the...

My intercom has an auto out jack installed in the airplane. It and an adapter cable can be plugged into your GoPro for audio. I use it with an MP3 recorder to capture radio and intercom data on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,585
Posted By RV6_flyer
Oly: The link I posted will give SOH and SOC of...

Oly:

The link I posted will give SOH and SOC of lead acid batteries without discharging the battery. Would be nice if something was available for other chemistry batteries.
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