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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,366
Posted By gyoung
Sent mine in on the 19th and got it back...

Sent mine in on the 19th and got it back yesterday, 27th. Also signed by Louisville FSDO instead of my local Houston FSDO.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By gyoung
Get the serial number for the build and verify...

Get the serial number for the build and verify that the seller is shown as the current owner by Vans. If not, youíll need a chain of bills of sale from the listed owner to you in order to get the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-08-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,157
Posted By gyoung
Iíve had a dog stake break at the crimp that...

Iíve had a dog stake break at the crimp that holds the swivel. 20+ years ago I got titanium corkscrews that absolutely wonít break and hold better and only weigh 2lbs. Now Iím using the Claw for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By gyoung
Got mine on Tuesday.

Got mine on Tuesday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,093
Posted By gyoung
N6GY - RV-6 and initials. I got it 20+ years ago...

N6GY - RV-6 and initials. I got it 20+ years ago for my first RV and transferred it to this one. I was lucky even back then - N1GY thru N5GY were already taken. Three character numbers are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By gyoung
I'm also at Hooks and have a full shop available....

I'm also at Hooks and have a full shop available. I'm retired and always there working on one of my projects. You are welcome to come rivet scrap, try any tool or bring a practice kit to assemble. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,465
Posted By gyoung
When I got my A&P test approval last year I...

When I got my A&P test approval last year I listed my RV builds in my experience along with plenty of certified aircraft experience. The inspector said he could not count that but it didn't matter in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,188
Posted By gyoung
Pick one. I wouldn't obsess over which. I'm using...

Pick one. I wouldn't obsess over which. I'm using the GRT log on my -6. It's effectively engine time and is a convenient source. I'll continue to use it for future maintenance. I'm using the EAA...
Forum: Midwest 05-28-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By gyoung
I'm headed to Spearfish, SD in 3 weeks for our...

I'm headed to Spearfish, SD in 3 weeks for our Navion convention. That's in the middle of the Black Hills, Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Devil's Tower. I'll give you a PIREP.
Forum: Primers 05-25-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,907
Posted By gyoung
I recently upgraded to the Devilbiss Finish Line...

I recently upgraded to the Devilbiss Finish Line 4 from their Starting Line gun when my skill level finally outgrew the SLG. The FLG4 is awesome, much better pattern than the SLG. They all demand...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,962
Posted By gyoung
Since your mission hasn't expanded and your point...

Since your mission hasn't expanded and your point of comparison is the -6, I can't imagine any course other than rebuilding your original -6 to whatever standard you desire. Unless your psyche...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,484
Posted By gyoung
When I started my 2nd -6, I vowed to get every...

When I started my 2nd -6, I vowed to get every convenience tool I was too cheap to buy for the first build. That included a pneumatic squeezer and cleco pliers and others. But the very first thing I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By gyoung
You are reinventing the wheel....

You are reinventing the wheel.
https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=E25
The flower pot timing indicator uses a stop to find TDC. Spin it to hit the stop, set the protractor, spin it the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By gyoung
I used the ASA books. While I do most everything...

I used the ASA books. While I do most everything else online, I went with the hard copy for this. They present the questions and answers with the correct answers in a footnote on each page. The first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By gyoung
Went much better. I graduated to a great landing...

Went much better. I graduated to a great landing - you know, the one where you can reuse the airplane:D Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By gyoung
The Phoenix has risen!

My RV-6 project, dubbed The Phoenix Project, took to the skies today. Those of you that have been around here for a while may get the reference as a rebirth of my first RV from its 2001 accident. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,495
Posted By gyoung
Learn your peak EGT. Lean to within 50-100 deg of...

Learn your peak EGT. Lean to within 50-100 deg of it during runup and/or takeoff roll.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-25-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By gyoung
Early EIS4000 units had only 1 tach input. Mine...

Early EIS4000 units had only 1 tach input. Mine was circa 2000 and I got it upgraded 5+ years ago for this build. It came back with 2 tach inputs. It only displays one RPM but has logic built in to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By gyoung
Go for it. That's all you need to fly. There are...

Go for it. That's all you need to fly. There are plenty of Cubs, Champs, T-craft and the like with less than that.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By gyoung
This is incorrect. You can split the Transmit...

This is incorrect. You can split the Transmit line to multiple devices. They would all need to accept whatever protocol is being sent. The Receive line can only have one signal coming in. Multiple...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By gyoung
For my first RV I had to roll my own. I modified...

For my first RV I had to roll my own. I modified a C model angle valve sump from aft induction to forward and made custom intake pipes. I also had to modify my engine mount for that sump. This time I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,219
Posted By gyoung
I think some ways to build cheap(er) are: - think...

I think some ways to build cheap(er) are:
- think used/pre-owned/experienced/orphan/upgraded. It used to be called scrounging.
- inject sweat equity (labor) The older non-matched hole kits are much...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By gyoung
I use this method as well. If the washer doesn't...

I use this method as well. If the washer doesn't fit completely in the hole, instead of risking drilling deeper I just file the corners of the tab until it nests nicely.
Forum: Reviews 04-01-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By gyoung
+1 for Bruce. I just flew with him in his Legend...

+1 for Bruce. I just flew with him in his Legend Cub for some tailwheel refresher before I fly my -6. He's an excellent instructor and offered a lot of tips both on first flights and what to expect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,582
Posted By gyoung
Check how your property taxes are handled. In...

Check how your property taxes are handled. In Texas, at least Harris County, aircraft used for business are taxed. Aircraft registered to a business are presumed business use. You can refute it but...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-30-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By gyoung
Airport identifier is 0TE4.

Airport identifier is 0TE4.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,168
Posted By gyoung
Looks like a paint problem rather than a fastener...

Looks like a paint problem rather than a fastener problem.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By gyoung
Use an NAS1097-3 rivet. You can countersink with...

Use an NAS1097-3 rivet. You can countersink with a couple turns of your deburring tool. Set it with a no-hole yoke in a squeezer or a long set in a gun.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By gyoung
The panels are easily installed on a completed...

The panels are easily installed on a completed airplane only requiring cutting the holes from outside. Nothing to remove first. If you use a cutting wheel or grinder be prepared to control the debris...
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By gyoung
When the full swivel first became an option the...

When the full swivel first became an option the mod was to cut off the bent portion and machine the end to fit the new tail wheel mount. I don't see why that wouldn't still work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By gyoung
Also if you use labels be wary of ink jet...

Also if you use labels be wary of ink jet printers. Their ink will fade long before the adhesive gives out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By gyoung
There are no rules. Consider that quadrant folks...

There are no rules. Consider that quadrant folks only have friction lock. I prefer friction lock for the throttle for flying formation. That's almost an edict in the formation community. But I like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,994
Posted By gyoung
There's no flight requirement at all. My...

There's no flight requirement at all. My inspection was done by the FSDO so I got my temp Repairman's cert along with the Airworthiness Cert for the plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By gyoung
I've been using ZuluLog for quite a while. It's...

I've been using ZuluLog for quite a while. It's cloud based so I can get to it from any device via web or app. I keyed my paper logs into spreadsheet a little at a time and imported the chunks....
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By gyoung
I've got the Echo/Safefly 2020 package hooked to...

I've got the Echo/Safefly 2020 package hooked to an SL-70 transponder. The GPS ant is mounted under my cowling and config'd as #2 GPS for my dual HX's. #1 GPS is my 430W. Safefly locks on inside my...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By gyoung
Another vote for the Devilbiss Finish Line gun. I...

Another vote for the Devilbiss Finish Line gun. I just moved up from their Starting Line to the FLG4 and am very happy with it. If you're going to do much painting I'd recommend getting one of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By gyoung
I use Oops rivets (NAS1097-3-4) for most...

I use Oops rivets (NAS1097-3-4) for most nutplates. The head is so small it only takes a couple turns of the deburring tool to get an adequate countersink.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By gyoung
Wow, I've had one in my Navion for well over 10...

Wow, I've had one in my Navion for well over 10 yrs and never even considered that it had to have a battery. Simplest thing is to call EI. They've always been friendly and helpful. Probably cheap if...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By gyoung
Most voltage regulators or OV sensors latch off...

Most voltage regulators or OV sensors latch off if tripped. If you think it's a nuisance trip then you need to be able to cycle the field power to get the alternator back online. Either field switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By gyoung
I'm going to be a bit of a contrarian and say the...

I'm going to be a bit of a contrarian and say the OP's plan can work at the macro level and with some caveats. It takes discipline. It takes applying 25 hrs per week of actual no-s**t building time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By gyoung
It has to match your registration. I was trying...

It has to match your registration. I was trying to just get RV-6 as the model but either because of how I filled the form or the registration folks it came back "Young RV-6" That's what I put on my...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,980
Posted By gyoung
On my -6 I joggled the opening like the stamped...

On my -6 I joggled the opening like the stamped skins on the -7. That gave me flush cover plates without a doubler and allowed for a slightly larger opening for my fat hands.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By gyoung
I've got a Silhouette and it's worked well for...

I've got a Silhouette and it's worked well for me, both with vinyl and paint masks. It only takes 12" wide material so consider whether what you want to do is within it's capability. In theory it can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,149
Posted By gyoung
I mounted Baja Squadron Pros by enlarging the...

I mounted Baja Squadron Pros by enlarging the opening as necessary. Since that left some holes around the lights I mounted them on a separate flat mounting plate screwed to the Duckworks mount....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By gyoung
I just went thru this configuring my EFIS. My EIS...

I just went thru this configuring my EFIS. My EIS is mounted blind so I had to access it to make config settings. You need to set the fuel to zero on the EIS before the EFIS can control it. But since...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,195
Posted By gyoung
I checked Kitty Hawk/FFA off my bucket list in...

I checked Kitty Hawk/FFA off my bucket list in 2015 with my Navion. I'm not sure I'll have the opportunity to get the RV there once it's flying but everyone should fly in there at least once in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,721
Posted By gyoung
I use Tefzel for the power and braided for the...

I use Tefzel for the power and braided for the ground strap. Stein has both. Why cheap out for just a couple feet of each?
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,507
Posted By gyoung
I've got the GRT Safefly 2020/Echo combo in my...

I've got the GRT Safefly 2020/Echo combo in my -6. The GPS antenna is mounted under my cowl and UAT antenna on the belly. I can get a GPS position and traffic inside my multi-plane hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By gyoung
Thanks Peter! I had searched the archives but...

Thanks Peter! I had searched the archives but your pics show exactly what I've got - from the late 90's. The pics really help the memory. I remember now pushing the button and mistakenly pulling the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By gyoung
Remove vernier from combo style throttle cable

I've got a throttle cable that has both vernier control and friction lock. Van's sold them eons ago but I don't see them any longer. I want to remove/disable the vernier function and just go with...
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,797
Posted By gyoung
I have the swivel set bought from Avery 20+ years...

I have the swivel set bought from Avery 20+ years ago. I love it. It's done two RVs and allowed my wife to handle the gun where I needed a second pair of hands.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,705
Posted By gyoung
I'm prepping the paperwork for my inspection and...

I'm prepping the paperwork for my inspection and what needs to be submitted for W&B consists of the weigh job worksheet to determine the empty weight and empty C.G., an equipment list showing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-06-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By gyoung
If your term "aluminum screws" is meant to mean...

If your term "aluminum screws" is meant to mean made from aluminum, then it's likely wrong. If they are silver colored they are probably stainless. Your normal choice in AN / MS hardware is cad...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By gyoung
Here you go.

Here you go.
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,768
Posted By gyoung
Stubby rivet gun

A corner rivet gun is another solution. They require special short sets. Borrow one unless you're a tool whore like me....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,061
Posted By gyoung
Successful surgery

Thanks for the feedback. It pushed me over the edge to just cut it and deal with any fallout. I actually didn't have to cut much, about an inch of the intake protrusion, a bit around the gear leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,061
Posted By gyoung
Cowling install issue

I was feeling pretty good that my punch list for my -6 was down to a very few items, one being paint and install the cowling. The painting is done but I can't get the lower cowling to fit between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,002
Posted By gyoung
Search for acorn nut or cap nut. If you really...

Search for acorn nut or cap nut. If you really think it's AN or MS, check with someplace like Genuine Aircraft Hardware https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By gyoung
I used their kit. It's a no brainer. You couldn't...

I used their kit. It's a no brainer. You couldn't buy all the hardware for the cost and saves hours compared to rolling your own. I just cut off the locating tabs since our rivets aren't in a defined...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By gyoung
Yup, did it on mine. You just have to locate it...

Yup, did it on mine. You just have to locate it yourself. Works great and huge access improvement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By gyoung
18 years ago I purchased a partially completed...

18 years ago I purchased a partially completed RV-6 kit minus the finishing kit, i.e. Tail, wing and fuselage kits. The tail and wings were mostly finished. I think I paid $9k. The older kits are not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,358
Posted By gyoung
I got my A&P in August after getting the testing...

I got my A&P in August after getting the testing approval based on experience in January. I had a recommendation letter from my IA that's worked with me for 15 years and a list of specific work done...
Forum: Interiors 10-06-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By gyoung
You can move the hinge aft a bit more but it will...

You can move the hinge aft a bit more but it will force your seating position to be more upright unless you also move the crossmember. I moved my crossmember 3" aft (before the almost a -14 mod...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,269
Posted By gyoung
If your Burlington is Vermont, you may not have...

If your Burlington is Vermont, you may not have heat concerns but here in Houston it makes a difference. My iPad overheats easily and often but my panel mounted 796 never has and is readable in...
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