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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By F1R
Keep a good diary. I am sure most of the VAF...

Keep a good diary. I am sure most of the VAF crowd would love to read the details.

One of the most riveting books I have ever read is "81 Days Below Zero" about a WWII test pilot who survived a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By F1R
A 1200 or 1500 watt hair drier is less intense...

A 1200 or 1500 watt hair drier is less intense than a heat gun and will easily let the ice slide off the blades. If it is just heavy frost, an expired credit card works well as a plastic...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By F1R
TW Shimmy is most often a result of other than...

TW Shimmy is most often a result of other than ideal castor angle.
Lesser contributors are pivot bushing slop and /or TW spring too soft or loose clamping of the leaf stack.

I have never...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,434
Posted By F1R
+1

A big highlight on Bob's suggestion

The Royco 782 is worth every penny for the higher flashpoint. There have been a lot of brake fluid fires over the years with the 5606 fluid.

A lot of people...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,533
Posted By F1R
If you fly long enough, eventually you can be...

If you fly long enough, eventually you can be that guy landing that is not making any radio calls. Ask me how I know. Just this past Nov 11, All appeared to normal and in order. The tx light would...
Forum: Safety 11-05-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,947
Posted By F1R
https://airflightdisaster.com/seawind-saga-pilot-who-crashed-in-lake-michigan-had-7-c

Copy the long version in the title box and search for that. PM sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,224
Posted By F1R
Smile OR you could drain the same amount into an empty...

OR you could drain the same amount into an empty gatorade bottle you keep in the tool kit for the job. Odds are there will be no water and you can then pour it back into your tank, or take it home...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By F1R
As a general rule, if you can fly a Pitts, you...

As a general rule, if you can fly a Pitts, you can fly almost anything.

The S2 is a great training machine.

As with most flight training one of the biggest things is the quality, background and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By F1R
Multiple issues in your opening...

Multiple issues in your opening post.

Performance ... You can buy an Extra 330 as an experimental or a certified aircraft. DO you want to study and qualify to do your own inspections and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,574
Posted By F1R
Just an idea to try. Normally before reducing...

Just an idea to try. Normally before reducing the power lever for decent from cruise flight Lycoming advises richening the mixture. I used to wonder why. A few years of wondering had me as a...
Forum: The RV Grin 10-15-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By F1R
I am not passing judgement or saying do or don't....

I am not passing judgement or saying do or don't.
Very simply, like Gash, I felt compelled to offer food for thought.
In the last 3 years I have lost 2 friends to power lines including the pilot...
Forum: The RV Grin 10-15-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By F1R
http://https://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/...

http://https://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2020/A20W0072/A20W0072.html

From the report:

"Wreckage analysis
When the aircraft collided with the power line, the aircraft contacted the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,578
Posted By F1R
With your EFI /SDS system what is the approximate...

With your EFI /SDS system what is the approximate flow rate in Litres per minute with an IO 540 full power at take off?

And the same number for cruise?


Consumption in cruise will be about 1 L per...
Forum: Safety 10-08-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,968
Posted By F1R
Talking Get Some Itis

Would it be thread drift beyond limits to add Get Some Itis :eek: to the psychological risk group?:D:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By F1R
An alternative and simple solution is to use a...

An alternative and simple solution is to use a pitot mast that also has the static ports coaxial like the Gretz Aero company used to sell (and perhaps still does)

This could be mounted on an...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-03-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By F1R
Wet Feet

What lake were you overhead at the 6 minute mark in the video?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,837
Posted By F1R
Thunder Bay used to be a good stop, but for a few...

Thunder Bay used to be a good stop, but for a few recent years has almost criminal fuel prices and ramp charges. If going east or west consider Kakabeka Falls just a few minutes west. it has a well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By F1R
Digging a bit deeper

Well Dan I must thank you for posting your response.

In an effort to fully understand what the cause could be.
The factory Lyc. filter housing does have a bypass that would open and allow excess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By F1R
I agree with your logic, however we tried both a...

I agree with your logic, however we tried both a few times and I am quite confident in the observations and temperature changes.
If I can find some new in box old filters I will make a video.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By F1R
NOT QUITE THE SAME FLOW

The Champion has 2 x the # of holes between the O ring and the centre hole.

I will try to post a photo later.
http://https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/search/search.php?s=champion%20oil%20filter

The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,447
Posted By F1R
One more thing to look at.

Have a very very close look at the torque tube right beside the weld where the actuator arm / bellcrank joins the torque tube.

It is rare but I have seen a virtually undetectable crack in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By F1R
WTF

Am I am a time warp? I thought we went through this with Lycomings just a few years ago? One would think they would be closely verifying the bushing size and seating pressure after the first AD. ...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,817
Posted By F1R
Wolfgangsee Splash

https://youtu.be/XqtmCh_PFGE

I think Wolfgang might have seen the water a moment too late. It really shows how dangerous glassy water is, ( difficult to judge your distance above it )

The gear in...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 17,817
Posted By F1R
If you are truly keen to get experience landing...

If you are truly keen to get experience landing on water, next time you attend "sun and fun " in Florida, plan well ahead and contact Harry Shannon at Amphibians Plus....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,285
Posted By F1R
Screwless Spinner

Im not sure if it can be searched with the new format forum, but it has been posted with great detail in photos and text.

Dr Glass Innovation did a nice job again.
Forum: Safety 08-24-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,881
Posted By F1R
Cable movement as desired?

It does not happen often, (but it has been posted previously) throttle arms have been installed on servos incorrectly. Along with throttle quadrant cable hook up causing reverse cable movement. ...
Forum: Rocket 08-23-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By F1R
A common floor jack with a short adapter will...

A common floor jack with a short adapter will safely lift on the bottom gear leg foot. The adapter is a piece of half tube (or bent plate) that cradles the gear foot and top end of it catches the...
Forum: RV-15 08-20-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,378
Posted By F1R
Rocket version of the RV 15

https://youtu.be/uQTzObcXix4

If you need more seats and payload the Stallion should get the job done.
Forum: RV-15 08-18-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,782
Posted By F1R
Back Seat drivers

Well, yes if it's an Extra 330 or a Super cub, the back seat suits me just fine.

And if I get offered a ride in an F-18 or F15, YES, that would be just fine also.
Actually it would make my decade,...
Forum: RV-15 08-13-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,252
Posted By F1R
Your All Missing the Boat

Until you take off from a hot, dry prairie runway and land in a secluded, cool, high altitude lake, then you really have not had a taste of what aviation can really...
Forum: RV-15 08-10-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,000
Posted By F1R
RV 15 Dreaming

https://youtu.be/kf5mhRPIkws

Allison / RR for high altitude picnic escapes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,675
Posted By F1R
Why I won't fly a rotax

Fly a rotax? https://youtu.be/XTN68B4vry8

Why I won't fly a Rotax or any other alternator/ battery dependant fuel or ignition AC engine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,439
Posted By F1R
Where are you in Georgia? I might try and find...

Where are you in Georgia? I might try and find a local ag spraying base. They might have hangar space and a runway you can use.

Good Luck

Edit-

Pehaps try contacting Pierre Smith in...
Forum: Propellers 07-26-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,607
Posted By F1R
If anybody is inclined to help pull your AC by...

If anybody is inclined to help pull your AC by the blade roots make sure they take their rings off as even a smooth ring can apply more pressure to the trailing edge than it can support, causing...
Forum: Safety 07-09-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,360
Posted By F1R
What LOTS of energy sounds like

https://youtu.be/lM_ZtAFKlpI
Even the 104 was flown with an AOA indicator
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By F1R
Not all MT props have grease nipples(Zerks) The...

Not all MT props have grease nipples(Zerks) The only MT props I am familiar with do not have any. The bearings are greased at assembly time and then sealed with the o ring on the ferrule. They...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By F1R
Consider the APS "Black Steel" Nitrided discs. ...

Consider the APS "Black Steel" Nitrided discs. They should last several times longer than the originals. Aircraft Spruce sells them. You might need to contact APS via their web site to find the...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,191
Posted By F1R
Some dual aerobatic training with a good...

Some dual aerobatic training with a good instructor is a really great use of a few dollars. If you are in Georgia, Florida is not that far. Allan at Patty Wagstaff's school has a bunch of RV time.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-17-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By F1R
What trim controller?

There have been several trim controllers used over the years. - know your controller brand and how it operates
Initially I thought I had a wiring, switch or relay issue but it turned out to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,129
Posted By F1R
I don't know about the cat, but I doubt I could...

I don't know about the cat, but I doubt I could endure 3.5 hours without a leak any more.

Semi hot temperament- not a chance.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By F1R
I would like to see a photo of a happy dog in an...

I would like to see a photo of a happy dog in an RV posted in the RV Grin section.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,129
Posted By F1R
Tale of 2 cats

Definitely use a hard shell carrier like a pet taxi.

Perhaps try a car ride or a few. I have known 2 flying cats. The first one would get in the carrier on his own. Just set it down and tell him...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,812
Posted By F1R
Before you spend a wad of money on other ignition...

Before you spend a wad of money on other ignition systems, try this after it's been sitting for 30 minutes to 3 hours. mixture firmly cut off. Then one or two seconds of boost pump to pressurize...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By F1R
One more thing to look at.

Have a very close up look where the actuator arm is welded to the bellcrank tube.

Low probability of this being your issue but I have experienced the same symptoms where a hairline not very seeable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,096
Posted By F1R
I might be concerned about moving filter...

I might be concerned about moving filter contaminents back into the engine.

Lycoming suggests filling the cooler before starting the engine any time it is drained or has been removed. There...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-25-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By F1R
Try an F1 or F4

Before you build or buy you really should try on an F1 Rocket or the F4 Raider.
Forum: Rocket 04-14-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By F1R
Inverted Oil Valve body mounting on F1

Does anybody have photos of how they mounted their Inverted Oil Valve body on their F1 Rocket?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,242
Posted By F1R
Open Cockpit

To the OP , perhaps try an open cockpit biplane or even a monoplane.

You get the wind and freedom combined with a flying fix at the same time.

Try a flight in a Lockwood Air Cam some breathless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,056
Posted By F1R
I suppose that is why my dog lifts a leg to put...

I suppose that is why my dog lifts a leg to put out the hydrant fires?
So far is is only preventative practice as we have never found one ablaze.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,848
Posted By F1R
There might be some large diameter wing rib holes...

There might be some large diameter wing rib holes that would allow a lightweight aluminum tube to be made into ski holders. You would need an access door in the wing tip.
Alternatively you might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By F1R
Look up a thread called "The Shrinking Exit" it...

Look up a thread called "The Shrinking Exit" it will have lots of references to explain what Dan is suggesting. I can't find it otherwise I would post a link for you.

The problem with reducing...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,959
Posted By F1R
https://youtu.be/VMMRWOO0bmc This TDI VW has...

https://youtu.be/VMMRWOO0bmc

This TDI VW has been proven to fly in a C 172 in Finland. Track down the builder and listen to his experiences.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,959
Posted By F1R
http://youtu.be/gKVV98jzyG0...

http://youtu.be/gKVV98jzyG0 (https://youtu.be/gKVV98jzyG0)

Proven and reliable Air cooled V12 diesel. Likely 1500 to 2500 lbs but will probably run reliably at rated HP and RPM for over 5000 hours....
Forum: Rocket 02-06-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,801
Posted By F1R
What windscreen type?

Is your machine a speed slope windscreen or the bubble nose? A good percentage of the speed slope windscreen rockets get nut plates and removable skins from the firewall back to the front edge of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,198
Posted By F1R
A work of art

Looks dangerous! At least it looks like it has lots of torque. It looks strong enough to pull and push fat bottomed girls like Harvards & Corsairs. The axle bolt hooks probably only fit RV size...
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,016
Posted By F1R
Better give that woman a DFC or some very special...

Better give that woman a DFC or some very special rewards for enduring that misery. That girl must really love you.
Definitely a keeper. In case it helps others, a series of short early morning...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,559
Posted By F1R
Based on the indications that the elevator...

Based on the indications that the elevator appears to have also been free to slam to it's limits with unknown force, I would very closely inspect the entire pitch control system from the stick pivots...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By F1R
Gear Leg fairing Piano hinge PN / MS #

What is the thickness and width of the piano hinge supplied for the RV 8 gear leg fairings? Or the MS# stamped into it? Either one is appreciated.
MS20257P2 , P3, P4 or P5?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,967
Posted By F1R
Just a thought, if the check valve in the filter...

Just a thought, if the check valve in the filter was stuck/ blocked the pressure would spike. I dont use the Napa filters but they look like an automotive equivalent to a PH8 Ford filter that do...
Forum: Rocket 01-04-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,543
Posted By F1R
Gear Leg Fairings

Does anybody have photos of using piano hinge and wires inside the trailing edge
of the gear leg fairings?

I know most often these get epoxied/ glassed together. I have the F1 build manual but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-04-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,117
Posted By F1R
Resolved

On a few investigations, I kept looking for bad ends on the sense line. A poor crimp on the VR ground wire (at the ground bus end) was found and re crimping seems to have solved the problem.

Thanks...
Forum: Safety 12-25-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,754
Posted By F1R
"Well.. when I went to start up, the battery was...

"Well.. when I went to start up, the battery was drained (avionics were on/off all day long), so the shop gave me a boost to get the engine going. I launched with a bit of dread: I was going to fly...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-13-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By F1R
SMA / Continental

Does anyone here know what the various Diesel AC engines used for pre heating the diesel fuel ahead of the filters?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,539
Posted By F1R
Just a data point . Over the last 25 years I...

Just a data point . Over the last 25 years I have flown 2 engines in very cold winter temps.
1) O-320 down to -30C on a great many 2 -3 hour XC flights. Oil sump heating pad pre heat always with...
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