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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,781
Posted By mbauer
Thank you for the photos. Incredible...

Thank you for the photos. Incredible flight!

Where did you score those "personal electric contraptions"?

Really liked the demonstration. How hard to balance?

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,423
Posted By mbauer
Medical

Agree with what you're saying. In my case a twenty year issue with my medical. 1996-2016.

Found out I could get a class III with no waivers (2016 Direct talk with Oklahoma). Next day (Dec, 2016)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By mbauer
Tip-up or slider? Have any photos? That would...

Tip-up or slider?

Have any photos? That would help....

Thank you.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By mbauer
Taping Cowling / Canopy to Stop Rain Leaks?

I read about someone who used tape to divert rain water from getting into a tilt-up canopy. Searched but could not find the thread.

Anybody use wide tape across the top of the cowling to divert...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By mbauer
Hair Dryer

Cheapest way to preheat?

I use three portable hair dryers. Cost was $11 each.

Two go in inlet openings running on low 750watt setting, Spin prop to hold in place.

The third one is bungy corded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,329
Posted By mbauer
Cessna Tow Bar

I bought a used Cessna towbar off of eBay for cheap.

Added a hose clamp to keep it closed. Formed aluminum tube, fits in RV-6 cargo area. Super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,912
Posted By mbauer
RV6 At Kenai

Hi Andrew,

Live in Nikiski, RV-6 parked at the Kenai Airport. This weekend looks good for flying (Feb20-21), if interested more than happy to see what you think of a RV-6.

I was originally...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-12-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,597
Posted By mbauer
Grounding issue: Static Electricity Mike

Grounding issue: Static Electricity

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,123
Posted By mbauer
You just gave several reasons why this airport...

You just gave several reasons why this airport would be off my list in a heartbeat. Evict, evict evict. Why would you want to try for a hanger after saying that.?

Thinking it was the other renters...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-24-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By mbauer
Prop Back

This would be great for the back side of props. No, reflections off the spinning disk.

Mike
Forum: Painting your RV 01-24-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By mbauer
Curious, what brand you're having issues finding...

Curious, what brand you're having issues finding the OV filters for?

Honeywell North? They are starting to ship again.

Mike
Forum: Propellers 01-23-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 25,885
Posted By mbauer
Helicopter AP/IA

Lost my regular AP/IA to full time work. Spent summer of 2020 on the ground trying to get a mechanic.

New AP/IA works on all the local Medvac helicopters.

Almost any helicopter mechanic can balance...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-22-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,060
Posted By mbauer
Chrome Paint

3-names come to mind:
Spectrachrome-looks they have some issues with their honesty

Cosmichrome-Wow

Pchrome cheaper alternative

I've bought some small rattle cans from a hobby supply: Spaz...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-11-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,597
Posted By mbauer
Aluminum Thickness

After reading an on-line article about aluminum tanks by Tony Bingelis (EAA Sport Aviation-Dec. 1986) decided to go for it.

The article mentions .040 to .050 aluminum for the tank. This is for a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-11-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,597
Posted By mbauer
I have an aluminum tank that holds 22-22.5...

I have an aluminum tank that holds 22-22.5 gallons, sits in the passenger seat of my RV-6 and works great. It does not use a pump, plumbed into Vans standard three-way fuel valve using 1/2" Rubber...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
RV-Jack Update

Haven't been frequenting this site very much lately.

Notice some questions and comments on the jack.

Yes, I've sold a few, Covid has caused some issues with getting them made.

I tried to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By mbauer
Plans for a Christavia MK4 said to use a simple...

Plans for a Christavia MK4 said to use a simple bowden cable to raise lower a landing light.

Simple enough to mount the light on a pivot and then the cable to push /pull it up and down.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By mbauer
CGA-Compressed Gas Association

CGA-540

Search on-line for Superior or Western Fittings when looking for CGA items.

Almost any local Welding Supply Store can help get the adapter you need, Just give them the CGA number and if you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,750
Posted By mbauer
Hi Tony, Replied to your PM. Only person I know...

Hi Tony,

Replied to your PM.

Only person I know that might be able to help is Rockwoodrv9, he has since moved, but mentioned several local RV's located in Caldwell/Nampa area.

Good luck with your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,183
Posted By mbauer
Awesome! We have a CAP located near where I park...

Awesome!

We have a CAP located near where I park my RV6.

Are there any age limits to how old you can be to join?

Every once in a while they have a C172 and a Cherokee parked outside the hangar....
Forum: Safety 07-08-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,404
Posted By mbauer
Tilt Up Opening Near VNE

After my experience with the canopy opening on my RV-6, and the nose dive it wanted to do, been thinking about my reactions.

The one thing that I'm convinced is: 1st thing after recognizing what is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,238
Posted By mbauer
Does SW have any Nurbs controls to adjust how...

Does SW have any Nurbs controls to adjust how they appear?

Non-uniform rational basis spline

Non-uniform rational basis spline (NURBS) is a mathematical model commonly used in computer graphics for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,238
Posted By mbauer
I see what you're saying. Never considered what...

I see what you're saying. Never considered what the difference would be for a full size aircraft.

My designs are small models made using cardstock paper, 7ft Long SR71 Blackbird is my biggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,238
Posted By mbauer
Have Inventor 2019, just learning how to do the...

Have Inventor 2019, just learning how to do the Feature Base Modeling in it. Mastering Sheet Metal Design with Inventor is my go to book for instruction.

Most of my CAD work has been Civil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,238
Posted By mbauer
I've plotted several airfoils. Use straight...

I've plotted several airfoils. Use straight lines to do them. This is done using AutoCAD in a 2D drawing.
https://i.ibb.co/mv7k3CZ/airfoil-plot1.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/16CdgKW/Airfoil-plot3.jpg

Best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By mbauer
Man you got that right! Tammey replied back fast!...

Man you got that right! Tammey replied back fast! She has no record, then Barb from Vans contacted me with the info I needed. Tammey did verify gold as the way to tell.

Mine were purchased in 1993....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-31-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,182
Posted By mbauer
Count My Vote

I'll vote for a high performance jet. Even a prop-jet.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-31-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,945
Posted By mbauer
RV-16

Would like to see a RV-16.

All out aerobatic to be able to play with the big Boys 'n Girls.

Just think what that would be like after flying the designed for everybody ones we have!

Best...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,683
Posted By mbauer
Bird nest or a critter home of some kind in the...

Bird nest or a critter home of some kind in the air intake.
Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By mbauer
How do you tell if the spar is Phlogiston? Bought...

How do you tell if the spar is Phlogiston? Bought my RV-6 already flying, one of the selling points was it has the Phlogiston Spar.

Is there a stamp or just the appearance as you mention?

Best...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,820
Posted By mbauer
The sugar could cause a different kind of eating...

The sugar could cause a different kind of eating problem here in Alaska.

Might want to check what kind of local wildlife there is before setting any food items out overnight.

Great coffee though....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,347
Posted By mbauer
Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Mike

Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,940
Posted By mbauer
Geez, thought maybe he was looking for a tow and...

Geez, thought maybe he was looking for a tow and the HP available when at 100% has flames coming out the exhaust.

Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,820
Posted By mbauer
Sterno Stove

I use a Sterno Stove. Part of my survival gear. Three cans of fuel in the plastic wrap are easy to store, use zipper-loc bags just in case.

Fuel is small, light weight, stove folds flat. Carry one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,820
Posted By mbauer
Camping Gear = Survival Gear

Use the required Alaska survival gear for camping.

Gives an opportunity to check the condition and verify it is still usable. If I damage it, great, now know not to buy that item again, great...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,757
Posted By mbauer
VAF Helped Fix This Issue

Purchased and flew my RV-6 quite some time before I found out that the problem was the pin. Thank You VAF!

Mine was stuck, just learned to be quick on the pedals and brakes for directional control. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,478
Posted By mbauer
Built 22 Gal Aux for PAX Seat

Designed and built a .090 thick aluminum tank last year for my flight to Idaho and back.

Did 1009 miles in 7 hours even on one of the legs. Still had 9 gal in main tanks. Gravity fed. Sump was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,650
Posted By mbauer
Shoveled Snow/ice to Free my RV

Shoveled snow and ice for over 2-hours. After a good warm up was able to taxi out and do some T&G's. Decided to risk the snow (we got a bunch last night) and try to taxi up to the fuel sales...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,379
Posted By mbauer
Ice Crystals More Rocks and Ice Photos

Ice Crystal Photo
https://i.ibb.co/ncCM47Y/Dsc-0538.jpg

Lots of Sun, Rocks, Snow & Ice
https://i.ibb.co/ZxqRQhH/Dsc-0539.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/D5g5rsT/Dsc-0559.jpg

The next three are the same peak,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,379
Posted By mbauer
More Denali Photos

Andy, those are some fantastic photos!!

More photos from my Saturday Flight. My RV-6 does not have a working heater, going to fix that on the next condition inspection this month.

For this flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,379
Posted By mbauer
14Mar20 Local 400 Mile Flight to Mt Denali

Flew to Denali again for some photos. The peak was covered in clouds, however the lower mountains were absolutely stunning.

Flew above Mt Spur after crossing Cook Inlet. Here is one of the photos...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
Hi Roy, Yes, and No. Have contacted Doug about...

Hi Roy,

Yes, and No. Have contacted Doug about advertising, been waiting on a call letting me know when can start.

In the mean time, thinking will list them on eBay for now. I have 4-made up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,895
Posted By mbauer
X-Plane = Yes. Have changed my panel on several...

X-Plane = Yes.

Have changed my panel on several of the free down loadable models. Usually you have to use what is available, unless you know how to create your own.

With X-Plane you can design and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,895
Posted By mbauer
X-Plane

For now still on X-Plane 10. Been with X-Plane since beta 9.0, really like it over the others have tried in the past.


Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,351
Posted By mbauer
Cross-Hookup could do this (Neg to Pos...

Cross-Hookup could do this (Neg to Pos clamp/post).

Does your alternator still work?

Mike
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 352,922
Posted By mbauer
1998 RV-6

Here are photos of "Cloud Chasers" after adding a graphic design.
https://i.ibb.co/Q9N8xw8/6-Out-of-Hanger.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/bB6wf4W/7-Time-to-Fly.jpg

This photo, just completed an experimental...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
Photos From JB

JB volunteered to test one of these. He used the jack for brake maintenance.

He sent some photos, asked if ok to share them. He replied that it was.

Here are some photos of the jack at...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,861
Posted By mbauer
Hi Marc, Ouch, just did a repair on a shower...

Hi Marc,

Ouch, just did a repair on a shower head, two weeks ago, did not wipe with a wet rag. Guess will do that now....Fixing damage from renters who moved out. Was planning on mudding drywall...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,861
Posted By mbauer
If they used the "plumbing" style of flux, wonder...

If they used the "plumbing" style of flux, wonder did they do the same for your other wiring for everything?

Guessing your right, as no noticeable heat to the plastic.


Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,059
Posted By mbauer
Received My Email

Received my email link yesterday, plan to sit down this Saturday and watch, will have pen paper ready for notes. Hoping to get an updated checklist item or two.

Did not know until the other day...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-12-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
Hi Ron, I actually have a set of these...

Hi Ron,

I actually have a set of these somewhere. Thinking the Phillips will now be in the RV ASAP.
https://i.ibb.co/SPX8HpB/screwdrivers.png

Never thought to add them to my tool kit.

Best...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-12-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
Axle height is the main determining factor for...

Axle height is the main determining factor for use. Vlad informed me his 9A has the same axle height.

axle height of 4-1/2 to 4-5/8" will work.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-12-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
Wow, something I didn't think of, yes even with...

Wow, something I didn't think of, yes even with air in the tires still have to get really low to unscrew...

After thinking this over, when stranded at a remote location/no help available will still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By mbauer
Ratings

Why not just rate the thread with the rating options available?

Mike
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-10-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
Price?

Price?
Not sure yet, will depend on time to construct, paying professional welders to fabricate.

Jigs have been constructed, but they will probably change a little after last discussions with Dan...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-10-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
No, welding in place by top washer and washer...

No, welding in place by top washer and washer welded to bottom of ACME thread.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-10-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
Yes, welded on washer at the bottom. First...

Yes, welded on washer at the bottom.

First concern when testing...Welded the first ones myself, so lots of concerns, decided to leave the welding to the professionals.

Good that I work selling...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-10-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
7/8" Wrench:

At work on lunch:

The 7/8" wrench fits the nut. Tried various options to not use a wrench, they all hit the disc brake back. A wrench is the only thing that will work.

Fabrication shop who will be...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,112
Posted By mbauer
Plastic might attract dirt. Wind blows and...

Plastic might attract dirt. Wind blows and rubbing back and forth on the canopy will scratch it.

I have an Aero Covers on my RV6 from Aero Covers located in Canada. Cheaper and made better than...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,790
Posted By mbauer
RV6 Tire Jack Needs Tested

I plan to advertise and sell these RV6 Jacks.

At present I have one left that I would like to send to someone to test.

If you are interested in testing one; I need to know what feedback you will...
Forum: Safety 12-08-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,681
Posted By mbauer
Just signed up. Haven't been doing any of...

Just signed up.

Haven't been doing any of these because they are scheduled during my regular work hours (7pm CST = 4pm Alaska). Did not know they send an email out the next day to watch the...
Forum: Safety 11-29-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,463
Posted By mbauer
Age?

My first hour of tail wheel time was at 59. Have over 300 now.

Best thing you can do is make sure you're sitting at the right height.

Recently added a 1" thick pad of Ergo kneel "handy mat"...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-25-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,531
Posted By mbauer
Ouch!

Heart broken to see such a beautiful RV messed up like that.

Great job of getting it stopped in the right direction!

Hoping that it works out best for you the way you want.

Can only imagine the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,794
Posted By mbauer
If really worried, you can get Penetrant Dye,...

If really worried, you can get Penetrant Dye, Cleaner and solvent from almost any welding store to check for cracks.

Spray cans is what we sell where I work.

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
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