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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Scott Hersha
Get some ďcrash tape/filmĒ. You can order online...

Get some ďcrash tape/filmĒ. You can order online from Amazon and have it in a couple days. Itís what is on there now and came that way from Airplane Plastics - Vans canopy vendor. I have a roll of it...
Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had a similar situation with my first RV4 (I...

I had a similar situation with my first RV4 (I didn’t build it). Vic Syracuse did a pre-buy when I sold it, and suggested I replace the plastic brake lines that went from the firewall to about 1/2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,302
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíll be arriving from Cincinnati with brews from...

Iíll be arriving from Cincinnati with brews from Rhinegeist and Christian Moerlein, with a variety of styles. I helped out last year, and we had cases of Bud Light and Busch beer. We put those ones...
Forum: Tools 07-04-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve used riv-nuts in a few cases, but would not...

Iíve used riv-nuts in a few cases, but would not ever use them in a place that you might need to remove and reinstall them more than once. And if you do use them on a final install location, use some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By Scott Hersha
The data plate on the engine might not mean...

The data plate on the engine might not mean anything since itís an EAB. I think the upgrade from 150 to 160 hp has to do with the higher compression pistons. I might not be right about this, but if...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-03-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít know how to fix the keyed start switch to...

I donít know how to fix the keyed start switch to make it do what you want, but if you canít figure out how to do it, you might be able to remove the keyed start switch and install two toggles...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-02-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíll take it. Sent you a PM.

Iíll take it. Sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Scott Hersha
Pics didnít attach. Let me try this...

Pics didnít attach. Let me try this againÖ

27703

27704

27705

There - it workedÖ.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Scott Hersha
I did mine the same way Larry did with reference...

I did mine the same way Larry did with reference lines to get an accurate cut line. You’ll want to make your cut slightly long of the cut line and kind of ‘sneak’ up on it with a sander. Making some...
Forum: COMM 07-02-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought the 200B because I like listening to...

I bought the 200B because I like listening to music bluetoothed from my phone or iPad. I also can receive a phone call from my wife telling me to get homeÖ..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,223
Posted By Scott Hersha
I just cut out a piece of baffle seal material...

I just cut out a piece of baffle seal material slightly larger than the oval hole, punched a hole in the middle for the screw, and sandwiched it between the two washers to seal the opening...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Scott Hersha
Dan, You can try to get the seals to lay flat by...

Dan,
You can try to get the seals to lay flat by cutting a slit in the baffle seal rubber/silicone material right in the middle of the Ďwaveí. Cut it on an angle so that the slit you cut is angled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,296
Posted By Scott Hersha
Brian, I have the FF-709 doubler piece if you...

Brian,
I have the FF-709 doubler piece if you want it. Since I mounted my cooler on the firewall, I donít need it. Let me know, Iíll put it in a priority box and send it to you. It fits the cooler...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,614
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít find the geometry to be a problem, and I...

I donít find the geometry to be a problem, and I like the simplicity and fail safe aspect of manual flaps. I can dump the flaps in the blink of an eye on a gusty landing, and Ďglueí the airplane to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-29-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Scott Hersha
Congrats Mark. Itís a beautiful airplane. I have...

Congrats Mark. Itís a beautiful airplane. I have a question. I am at the finishing stage of my RV6 build, and Iím considering using a vinyl wrap for the instrument panel. It looks like you may have...
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Scott Hersha
Is the Discovery a receiver only, or does it also...

Is the Discovery a receiver only, or does it also transmit your ADSB position as well? Doesnít really take the place of the uAvionix Echo package if it doesn't send out position info - correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,296
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ned, Iíll check my plans tomorrow to see if those...

Ned,
Iíll check my plans tomorrow to see if those drawings were included. I didnít mount my cooler on the baffle, so I didnít order that part of the kit, and didnít pay attention to that detail, but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-27-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By Scott Hersha
George Orndorf used to recommend in his videos,...

George Orndorf used to recommend in his videos, to glue that rubberized floor insulation to the spaces between bulkheads aft of the bag bin in the RV6/7 to deaden noise, and maybe oil canning, when...
Forum: Safety 06-27-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Scott Hersha
I didn’t know you could bend those springs that...

I didn’t know you could bend those springs that much permanently. Good to know. I know that the tailwheel bolt is supposed to have a negative castor, but don’t know that I’ve ever seen it on an RV,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By Scott Hersha
Since the noise didn’t change with the radio...

Since the noise didn’t change with the radio turned off, I would be suspicious of your headset jacks, or possibly the headset plugs. Maybe something came off or got loose, like a ground wire or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve replaced PC680ís three times over the years,...

Iíve replaced PC680ís three times over the years, each of them after about 7 years when the engine start seemed to be getting a little slower than normal. Iíve almost never used a battery tender. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Larry. Iíll look into doing it that...

Thank you Larry. Iíll look into doing it that way. Seems like vinyl might hold up better than paint. I tried a sample I had on a piece of flat aluminum and it looked good and seems pretty robust.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, Wow! That is light years ahead of...

Larry,
Wow! That is light years ahead of anything I am capable of. I know zero about CAD, and not sure what adobe is. I was thinking of just using a sheet of the vinyl and cutting out my holes from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,201
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Good idea. I see a couple areas under the...

Yep. Good idea. I see a couple areas under the cylinders where there is a small gap between the metal baffle wrap and the cylinder fin, inboard and outboard where air can spill out before exiting at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks for the pic Larry. Iím thinking about...

Thanks for the pic Larry. Iím thinking about using the vinyl overlay also, but didnít know how it would look. Iím at either the carbon fiber look like you have in your picture, or a flat metallic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,201
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used gray high temp (650*) RTV from OíReilly...

I used gray high temp (650*) RTV from OíReilly Auto Parts. Looks good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By Scott Hersha
IP Cut

Today I made progress that I feel like is a big step forward. Probably not, but itís something I can see, so it seems like it. I cut all the square/rectangular openings in my IP, along with platenut...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Scott Hersha
Behind the spinner baffle seals: 27322 27323

Behind the spinner baffle seals:

27322

27323
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,085
Posted By Scott Hersha
Rick, The last time I flew across the lake was...

Rick,
The last time I flew across the lake was after leaving Oshkosh and going to a family reunion in northern Michigan in my RV6. I crossed between Sheboygan, WI and Little Sable Point just south of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By Scott Hersha
Not having baffle seal material on the baffles...

Not having baffle seal material on the baffles behind the spinner can be a huge pressure leak, especially if you have the specified 3/8Ē - 1/2Ē gap between the metal baffle and the top cowl surface....
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Thatís the way Iíve been doing it for 6...

Yep. Thatís the way Iíve been doing it for 6 airplanes - 3 screws on each side. It lays down flat with epoxy/glass underlayment, no pillowing, and is easy to remove. I wrap mine around the leading...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,323
Posted By Scott Hersha
[QUOTE=RVbySDI;1614914]Ok, I am going to add to...

[QUOTE=RVbySDI;1614914]Ok, I am going to add to this conversation as a fellow RV9A flyer who is running a higher HP engine than the recommended max 160 HP recommended by VANS.

PLEASE NOTE! VNE is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,085
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ha haÖÖ. probably true, but Iíll take my chances...

Ha haÖÖ. probably true, but Iíll take my chances with the life jacket. Iíve flown across the lake a few times in a single engine plane, but not for a long time, and Iím getting more cautious in my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Scott Hersha
My ďversion 2Ē followed what Larry recommends,...

My ďversion 2Ē followed what Larry recommends, and what I got from Jeff at Airplane Plastics and the West Systems specialist in Bay City Michigan. Jeff says - donít fasten down the canopy Ďunder...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 942
Posted By Scott Hersha
Joe, Take a drive down to Tripp City, OH and talk...

Joe,
Take a drive down to Tripp City, OH and talk to Jeff Rogers (owner of Airplane Plastics). Heís a very nice and helpful guy and can probably help you to save your canopy. If not they have ďblemsĒ...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By Scott Hersha
I would do exactly as Brian has done. Use the...

I would do exactly as Brian has done. Use the pulled dimple die to make the #30 dimple, after you have drilled out the rivet, and set the 426-4 or “OOPS” rivet, then move on, no big deal.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By Scott Hersha
Steve, if you have access to install a platenut,...

Steve, if you have access to install a platenut, then that is the best way to go. If not, maybe you could install a rivnut. I wouldnít use one of these on a connection that you have to frequently...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, good catch Mark. I havenít used these stick...

Yep, good catch Mark. I havenít used these stick on types before, but was suspicious. In the past Iíve had similar zip tie mounts that had a hole for a screw or rivet, but I ran out of them. Iíll try...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a question about what GRT told you about...

I have a question about what GRT told you about mounting the magnetometer ďflat on its bottomĒ. What side is the bottom? This is what the install manual says:

4.2 Remote Digital Magnetometer...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-08-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Scott Hersha
Your flying RV6A isÖÖ.. flying. Are you a...

Your flying RV6A isÖÖ.. flying. Are you a builder or a flyer? If you really enjoy building, then buy the -9 and make it like you want. Keep in mind if you havenít done this before, building your...
Forum: Autopilots 06-07-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By Scott Hersha
Maybe this will answer your...

Maybe this will answer your question:

https://uavionix.com/uavionix-announces-digital-autopilot-and-external-magnetometer-support-for-av-30-e-panel-displays/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,800
Posted By Scott Hersha
My weekend started with a long 4 hour drive to...

My weekend started with a long 4 hour drive to Hillsdale Michigan for a funeral for my departed Uncle. Next day his brother in law, my last remaining Uncle, passed. Funeral at the same location. 4...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mark, Thatís an excellent explanation, one that...

Mark,
Thatís an excellent explanation, one that even I can sort of understand. Iím printing this one up, because thereís no way Iíll remember the details of what you have explained. Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Scott Hersha
Itís hard to tell from your picture what model of...

Itís hard to tell from your picture what model of RV, what prop type, or where the cracks are.
Have you had a dynamic prop balance? It looks like in your picture that the bolt heads are in the aft...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Scott Hersha
Proseal as a sealant is very good in a wide range...

Proseal as a sealant is very good in a wide range of applications (gas tanks, etc). It is also OK as an adhesive in a low shear load application, like a NACA vent. It might not be a good selection as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Walt. That’s a great gouge. And I...

Thank you Walt. That’s a great gouge. And I agree, the Vans drawings are not real clear on this. The Cleveland drawing also shows this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,456
Posted By Scott Hersha
Having built 4 RVís, and highly modified two...

Having built 4 RVís, and highly modified two non-built RV 4ís, which I modified the canopies on, I would say that in my opinion, the canopy is the Achilles Heel of these airplanes. At this stage of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,638
Posted By Scott Hersha
Good idea. Make the slot longitudinally instead...

Good idea. Make the slot longitudinally instead of axially (is that a word?) will allow you to slide the pin in a little easier for a tighter fit. Nothing wrong with drilling a second hole in another...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,183
Posted By Scott Hersha
YepÖ. I do.

YepÖ. I do.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,243
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think most of us that are considering a keyed...

I think most of us that are considering a keyed or hidden start enable switch arenít worried about the airplane being stolen. For me itís about worrying about somebody spinning a prop unintentionally.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes - what Jim said above for the stress cracks....

Yes - what Jim said above for the stress cracks. Thatís what I meant needs to be done in my long diatribe, but reading it confuses even me. It was 1 am and I kept nodding off.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Scott Hersha
I see three areas that could be fixed if you want...

I see three areas that could be fixed if you want to eliminate these cracks from re-appearing after you have fixed them - two of which you mentioned.
Putting carbon fiber in an area that is already...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,183
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mud daubers love it up in there - so go ahead and...

Mud daubers love it up in there - so go ahead and leave it open. Give a bug(s) a home.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By Scott Hersha
Fairings-etc.com: https://fairings-etc.com/ Thes...

Fairings-etc.com:

https://fairings-etc.com/

These fairings have been around for 20 years and fit very well - better than the Vans supplied ones in my opinion. Steve Barnes bought the company (and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,458
Posted By Scott Hersha
Very well said Michael. It always amazes me how...

Very well said Michael. It always amazes me how similar many of our stories are. I also was a twin Beech freight dog pilot prior to my airline career and it started my love affair with tailwheel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By Scott Hersha
My fly-cutter has worked countless times in my...

My fly-cutter has worked countless times in my drill press set at itís lowest RPM (220) and pressing very slowly on the cut. Make sure you clamp the piece to the table securely with a piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By Scott Hersha
Do you know if there is a restrictor in the...

Do you know if there is a restrictor in the fitting feeding the MP line? It is supposed to be there to flatten out fluctuations in the indications.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,862
Posted By Scott Hersha
Scott, Did you drive to Vandalia and pick it up? ...

Scott,
Did you drive to Vandalia and pick it up? Weíre you able to get the threaded nipple with a bypass in the filter? (Maybe you donít need the nipple for your adapter)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,862
Posted By Scott Hersha
I couldnít find a C4 housing listed on their...

I couldnít find a C4 housing listed on their website. Would another housing fit?
Their S15 filter kit includes all the parts you listed, except it has a C3 housing, and is less expensive than buying...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,384
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think it just did - at least once. Way to go...

I think it just did - at least once. Way to go DCBrown.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hopefully this link will give you a copy that you...

Hopefully this link will give you a copy that you can zoom out to a detail you can read. I’ve done these baffle installs about 5 times and I’m currently installing it on my RV6 build. I don’t have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Scott Hersha
That aluminum Ďpointerí is the manual roll trim...

That aluminum Ďpointerí is the manual roll trim lever. Shortly after that picture was taken, I bent the pointer to lay parallel to the stick. Looks nicer, but works the same.
I think the stick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Scott Hersha
The RV8 forward stick is identical to the RV4...

The RV8 forward stick is identical to the RV4 front stick, and Iíve used the RV14 stick on my RV4. I cut off the upper part of the RV4 (same as RV8) stick and inserted the RV14 stick into the the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,243
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes, that would be silly I agree. You won’t get a...

Yes, that would be silly I agree. You won’t get a poke if you go looking for a hidden switch in my airplane - I was joking about the non habit forming experience. There are some areas behind the...
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