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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 12:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,601
Posted By DeeCee 57
me likes that bird :D Well done, hopefully a good...

me likes that bird :D
Well done, hopefully a good buy that you will enjoy for many years, good luck 👍🏻
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-10-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By DeeCee 57
enjoy that treat and happy birthday young man :D

enjoy that treat and happy birthday young man :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By DeeCee 57
Did write to Mission Bags to enquire since no...

Did write to Mission Bags to enquire since no availability shown on their website, here the answer:
We currently are sold out of the RV Flight bags. We do have an order into our manufacturer but they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By DeeCee 57
Ron, please re-read Ironflight/Paul‘s excellent...

Ron, please re-read Ironflight/Paul‘s excellent post above.
Very true.

I’ve just returned from flying the -8, and I could swear it is trying to groundloop, on every roll-out, feeling much less...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-08-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yep, did the same as Brian, bonded the fairing...

Yep, did the same as Brian, bonded the fairing washers in. Better looks and durable if properly done.
In your case RV10Pilot, it looks like the cloth wasn’t properly saturated with resin in the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,514
Posted By DeeCee 57
bought one of those kits, long time gone, for the...

bought one of those kits, long time gone, for the -4. All included, with wiring & connectors, remember shelling out $900 for those...
Sold the -4, including the lenses ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By DeeCee 57
I’ve had a partly clogged oil cooler, but that...

I’ve had a partly clogged oil cooler, but that was a very old one, around 30 years of age... similar symptoms, the vernatherm also tested ok. Maybe?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By DeeCee 57
Love that, probably fire breathing as well ;)

Love that, probably fire breathing as well ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,572
Posted By DeeCee 57
happy to learn all is good now mtnflyr. Yep,...

happy to learn all is good now mtnflyr.



Yep, Bill is using the same technique I did on a few occasions, works pretty good. Performed the SB on my O-360 last year, took about 3 hours to measure, or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By DeeCee 57
or buy yourself one of the Xnaut mount, works on...

or buy yourself one of the Xnaut mount, works on the RAM, and mine’s been running for 500+ hours. ACS has them alright https://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/search.php?s=x-naut
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,135
Posted By DeeCee 57
I’m pretty sure the new weight reflects reality...

I’m pretty sure the new weight reflects reality much closer than the old one. Most aircraft, as humans, do pick-up weight with age. And it is one reason that in EASA land, which we know you’re not, a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,572
Posted By DeeCee 57
mtnflyr, with all due respect, it looks like you...

mtnflyr, with all due respect, it looks like you know what you're doing and talking about ;)

On my side I have some dozen of years of experience in aviation and engines, but maybe one of the more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,572
Posted By DeeCee 57
:D Apologies for the thread drift: VA-880...

:D

Apologies for the thread drift:
VA-880 borescope Mickey... tested yesterday to inspect some tank installation on a T-51 Mustang project. Very happy, yet to test on an engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,572
Posted By DeeCee 57
Looking at it now, I’d also try the lapping. The...

Looking at it now, I’d also try the lapping.
The wobble test would be an indicator of the guide’s condition, values published in SB388C, probably 0.30 for your engine. The SB also states If valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,596
Posted By DeeCee 57
I think that these guys (I’m one as well), have,...

I think that these guys (I’m one as well), have, if used, a lot to say on quality control.
The US system is quite liberal, as others countries might be, in that a builder or an assembler as she/he...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,572
Posted By DeeCee 57
Ok, my 2ct... This could basically mean 2...

Ok, my 2ct...

This could basically mean 2 things: either a stuck valve, or a leak around the seat... which doesn’t automatically result in a non firing cylinder.
Looking at vids & pics, the valve...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,032
Posted By DeeCee 57
Nope, no residue on mine neither. Also I was able...

Nope, no residue on mine neither.
Also I was able to do a couple of corrections to the lettering on my panel, following a couple of minor mods, with the original leftovers I had. Those were almost 2...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,492
Posted By DeeCee 57
- Taildragger is good - Turbo is no good (almost...

- Taildragger is good
- Turbo is no good (almost no turbo RVs around), difficult to realize
- That paint scheme would be cool
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,940
Posted By DeeCee 57
Brilliant 👍🏻

Brilliant 👍🏻
Forum: RV-4 05-31-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By DeeCee 57
Aluminum skins were provided with the kit. They...

Aluminum skins were provided with the kit. They were kinda preformed, shrunk in the rear skirts, same valid for the forward part. When those were fitted, which took about 3 weeks of part-time work, a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-30-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for testing that out for us Snowflake ;)

thanks for testing that out for us Snowflake ;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-30-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,514
Posted By DeeCee 57
Good thinking on that panel Paul. Thing is glass...

Good thinking on that panel Paul.
Thing is glass has, unless one wants to fill all available square mm of the panel, become very affordable.
I modified my own ship from round strictly VFR gages to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-29-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By DeeCee 57
U’re right another Dan (;)), who knows... been...

U’re right another Dan (;)), who knows... been waiting for > 6 months for a slime fighter from ACS... and gottit like 6 weeks ago (works perfect by the way :)).
Bison or not, will order a couple of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-29-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By DeeCee 57
Bisons still available thru ACS...

Bisons still available thru ACS https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/bisonBags.php
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By DeeCee 57
I guess it's costing you some... as any air...

I guess it's costing you some... as any air filtering contraption will...

Assuming I'd build again, I would go for the same idea used 30+ odd years ago: à la Mooney (like the old 201's had). A...
Forum: Interiors 05-27-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By DeeCee 57
been using garden knee pads, firm foam, cheap and...

been using garden knee pads, firm foam, cheap and works pretty good wether under or/and behind oneself...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,590
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for the feedback from Vans Ray :) Always...

thanks for the feedback from Vans Ray :)

Always something to learn... the problem is being at an age where you forget more things in one day than you learn, go figure :o
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-25-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By DeeCee 57
160 to 2... if required :D PS doable with the 3...

160 to 2... if required :D

PS
doable with the 3 bl CSP...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By DeeCee 57
Riveted the whole -4 solo, save for 10 rivets in...

Riveted the whole -4 solo, save for 10 rivets in the rear fuse... wings riveted in the jigs, sometimes using unorthodox methods ;)
Picture dated 1989...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By DeeCee 57
:cool: Gary. We'll be following your ride, good...

:cool: Gary. We'll be following your ride, good luck!

Nice, “simple” yet modern and elegant paint scheme Smokey.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-19-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By DeeCee 57
well, the mere presence of the A&P will be...

well, the mere presence of the A&P will be conditional ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,587
Posted By DeeCee 57
DanH What do I see? Little difference in an...

DanH


What do I see? Little difference in an inconclusive test... dipping those sample in oil and hangin'em loose in the breeze, and probably rain and flying dirt, for such a long period, the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By DeeCee 57
Guess the primary question is: Do you wanna build...

Guess the primary question is: Do you wanna build (well, it’s called like this nowadays, iso assemble), or fly?
Plenty of good advice in the posts above... first have a go and pay the old girl a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-17-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 570,283
Posted By DeeCee 57
No wonder since it’s just on the other side of...

No wonder since it’s just on the other side of the bay ;)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-17-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 570,283
Posted By DeeCee 57
on a Scottish...

on a Scottish beach...

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/sollas-960.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-17-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,514
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 on that Paul! I’m learning about my -6 by...

+1 on that Paul!

I’m learning about my -6 by watching you build yours ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,585
Posted By DeeCee 57
Kay, I think your plan, as outlined above, is the...

Kay, I think your plan, as outlined above, is the correct one. On the other hand, a sale as is would for sure be possible in the US, using eBay or Barstormers as platform. Better check on the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 358,969
Posted By DeeCee 57
Count the rivets ;) One nice day of July 2020...

Count the rivets ;)

One nice day of July 2020 saw a bunch of Swiss RVs take part in a photoshoot mission... in turn we rejoined with the chartered Pilatus PC-6 Porter, from which 3 photographers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,625
Posted By DeeCee 57
and this is the beauty of this table: feel free...

and this is the beauty of this table: feel free to download the spreadsheet, then alter at will, swap columns or rows, delete whatever, use pink for all models, be my guest ;)
I'm no pro designer......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,625
Posted By DeeCee 57
validate I did... not enough obviously :o So, the...

validate I did... not enough obviously :o
So, the -14 leisure speeds @ 55% now corrected, thanks RV7A Flyer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,625
Posted By DeeCee 57
ok guys, the table has been updated. Vans...

ok guys, the table has been updated. Vans aircraft filled some of the blanks I had, and I did some interpolation on some of the data.
Also added the MPG fields (thanks for the idea PaulvS), the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yes, I did :) on a 320, one thing though... said...

Yes, I did :) on a 320, one thing though... said engine had not been laying around for a 6th of a century. Engine was stored inverted, filled with oil, silica gel plugs and exhaust/intake plugs...
Forum: Reviews 05-12-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By DeeCee 57
Hope Allan is listening, I could soon do with a...

Hope Allan is listening, I could soon do with a zero/zero ejection seat just to get me out of my bird :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By DeeCee 57
yep, more popcorn 🍿 anyone?

yep, more popcorn 🍿 anyone?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-12-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By DeeCee 57
congrats on the build, congrats on all these...

congrats on the build, congrats on all these accident free hours and aerial adventures!


where do you take the time to fly as much as you do then :confused:

Oh well, you gotta have some eastern...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,756
Posted By DeeCee 57
are you pulling our leg Mickey :confused: I’m...

are you pulling our leg Mickey :confused:

I’m privileged to know the OP personally, and can assure that A/, he ain’t, and B/, he is one of the nicest guy on the planet.
He is probably bored some,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,604
Posted By DeeCee 57
This is nasty :D

This is nasty :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 76,020
Posted By DeeCee 57
now, having flown a couple of hours on my...

now, having flown a couple of hours on my friend's Tony -8...

I'm lucky enough to have flown the -4, the -6 (which I own, -8 tail on), the -7, and now the -8. I now have >2K tailwheel flying, and a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 76,020
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 on that!

+1 on that!
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,726
Posted By DeeCee 57
the statement is, not the OP...

the statement is, not the OP...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,726
Posted By DeeCee 57
what a British understatement... RIP RayJen :(

what a British understatement...

RIP RayJen :(
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By DeeCee 57
quite a few people have done this trip, tough not...

quite a few people have done this trip, tough not sure in a specific -7. You might also check the following site: https://www.earthrounders.com/singles.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,044
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks Sam, difficult to tell with ageing...

thanks Sam, difficult to tell with ageing eyes...
Good work and happy for you that she's all fit again :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,044
Posted By DeeCee 57
Sam, yep, nice repair... keep that buck around...

Sam, yep, nice repair... keep that buck around and you will not have another wing birdstrike :D

Don’t wanna spoil the party, and not sure 100%, but is there still a crack on the left side of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By DeeCee 57
Keep wondering about the flight hours relation to...

Keep wondering about the flight hours relation to the wear of such items :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,046
Posted By DeeCee 57
well... AntiSplat has some very good stuff on...

well... AntiSplat has some very good stuff on offer, just not sure about this one...

And I will stick to the 2’ long drain pipe cut in half, idea from another VAF thread, thanks: not a single drop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,181
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yep, interesting problem... And yes Blain, the...

Yep, interesting problem...

And yes Blain, the tail will come up with that stick held fully back, as low as 2300RPM on my CS.

I regularly fly into “Europe’s highest elevated airport” as they tout...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,046
Posted By DeeCee 57
for anyone wondering about the pros and cons, a...

for anyone wondering about the pros and cons, a reminder as to how the system works, courtesy of DanH

I'm not sure there will be much of a reverse flow thru the pump. The way the pump builds up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,044
Posted By DeeCee 57
Sam, happy it was not worse. Also, you’re highly...

Sam, happy it was not worse. Also, you’re highly experienced and will find the best way to fix it :)

You might have had the following idea already; assuming the pull skin method doesn’t work to your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By DeeCee 57
... and a 2 foot long plastic 2” drain pipe cut...

... and a 2 foot long plastic 2” drain pipe cut in half lengthwise works even better, and is way cheaper. Positioned below the filter, not one drop of oil escapes.
Idea found, were else, here on VAF...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-29-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,484
Posted By DeeCee 57
and another round of popcorn for everybody, all...

and another round of popcorn for everybody, all on me this time :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-28-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,145
Posted By DeeCee 57
powerwise, nothing new here... Super -7 (and -6,...

powerwise, nothing new here... Super -7 (and -6, and...) already exist and fly, not with a meager 260, but rather 300hp :D

One of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By DeeCee 57
maybe the valve of your smoke system leaks under...

maybe the valve of your smoke system leaks under rotational Gs ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By DeeCee 57
Know of a couple of guys flying around with them...

Know of a couple of guys flying around with them installed. It is an aerodynamic sin. And it hurts my eyes really bad :eek:

Various reasons cited, such as: „too lazy“ or „used as another reference...
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