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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,566
Posted By Low Pass
LOL! Maybe so if you have $32,900 sitting around.

LOL! Maybe so if you have $32,900 sitting around.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By Low Pass
Check your crankcase vent. Could be causing...

Check your crankcase vent. Could be causing crankcase pressurization if blocked.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Low Pass
This^^. Not sure about ebikes, but a full size...

This^^. Not sure about ebikes, but a full size mountain bike will fit pretty easily in the back with other camping gear. Definitely remove the stick!! I pull the entire front fork assy, leaving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,293
Posted By Low Pass
I was in your boat 25 years ago. Many, many...

I was in your boat 25 years ago. Many, many nights working in the shop after the kids went to sleep. Grabbing a few minutes here and there as time allowed to finish a task. I was creative...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-20-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Low Pass
+1 set here. It's a shame these are not still...

+1 set here. It's a shame these are not still available. I've gone full circle. Original giant springs. Tail Lynx. Multiple single push-pull linkages. In hindsight, I think the Tail Lynx are...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Low Pass
Same. Craftsman cordless for the whole thing.

Same. Craftsman cordless for the whole thing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,667
Posted By Low Pass
Quick, pliable bonds

An alternative for quick bonding where pliable adhesive is beneficial. Adheres to almost almost any oil free surface. Comes in white and gray. Advertised as oil and fuel resistant. Dries very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Low Pass
Yellow pine for me in 1997, 1998. It was there...

Yellow pine for me in 1997, 1998. It was there and relatively light. Sealing it is the key. Otherwise, any wood would swell.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,501
Posted By Low Pass
Cut 1" hole in the wheel pant. Plastic snap plug...

Cut 1" hole in the wheel pant. Plastic snap plug covers the hole. Add air using 6" screw on Schrader extension. Pop the plug, feel around for the valve stem. No stem? Roll the plane, feel for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Low Pass
I was really pleased to hear that the new avgas...

I was really pleased to hear that the new avgas formulation meshes in synch commercially with the seasonal car gas blending! After hearing the details (as released) on the product and its...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By Low Pass
I guess my Mark 1 brain needs a software update. ...

I guess my Mark 1 brain needs a software update. I've been leaving airplane master switches on after exiting the plane for several decades now... :)
Forum: Texas (South) 09-07-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By Low Pass
Oct 1 Wolfe Airpark Fly-In, Manvel (South Houston)

October 1st, car show and fly in at Wolfe Airpark (10 nm SSE of Hobby Airport). BBQ, burgers, hot dogs. Helicopter rides, skydivers, Lone Star Squadron formation demonstrations. Proceeds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,161
Posted By Low Pass
"Quick" Trip from Flat and Humid to Cool Mountains

A perfect RV trip for two Texans who have severe hot-humid-flatland syndrome. Wife and I departed the home airpark after work Thursday and landed about 10 minutes after sunset in Taos (670 nm). ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-30-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By Low Pass
eBay is your friend for this. Mine are similar...

eBay is your friend for this.

Mine are similar to this example. Remove supplied mirror support and attach to the roll bar as suits you. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,793
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks! I had not thought of this.

Thanks! I had not thought of this.
Forum: International 08-25-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,231
Posted By Low Pass
I appreciate your info. But you need to factor...

I appreciate your info. But you need to factor in the high visibility of a "rich" gringo buzzing into town in their own plane. This is a tiny fraction of the 22 million visitors going to Mexico. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-25-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,793
Posted By Low Pass
Local ground. No noise.

Local ground. No noise.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-25-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By Low Pass
Why does it matter? Internals are new in...

Why does it matter? Internals are new in rebuilt.

I had similar symptoms. Step change drop in supplied pressure from ~~23, 24 down to 16, 18. High altitudes are where it would become apparent. ...
Forum: International 08-24-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,231
Posted By Low Pass
Watching this thread with interest in a Baja trip...

Watching this thread with interest in a Baja trip sometime... Surprised to see Baja fairly high on the list. Crime is one thing. But the kidnapping is very no bueno.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Low Pass
Be careful but diligent cleaning out the aluminum...

Be careful but diligent cleaning out the aluminum threads. Last time I did a spark plug it was pretty fouled and nasty. Once I chased the threads and cleaned it up, the coil went in uneventfully. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,614
Posted By Low Pass
No photo, but I've sketched what I built. Ugly...

No photo, but I've sketched what I built. Ugly as sin, but it works. Vertical component is a piece of ~7/16 steel tubing. Fastener attaching tubing to spring assembly is an AN hex bolt. Piece...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,614
Posted By Low Pass
I've broken several in this manner. It's a weak...

I've broken several in this manner. It's a weak point in the system. Eventually changed the aft linkage out to a homebrew arrangement.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-20-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By Low Pass
Slider Canopy Crank

I've always thought it'd be neat to have a canopy crank system. Think old fighter planes. Anyone ever seen this done? I have a design in my mind, but am not too proud that I wouldn't toss it and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Low Pass
Sorry for the photo. This is the best I have on...

Sorry for the photo. This is the best I have on hand. Most of the bracket is hidden behind the plastic holder. Imagine a trapezoidal shaped piece of aluminum with one 3/4" flange wide enough to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Low Pass
My phone is on a custom aluminum mount that...

My phone is on a custom aluminum mount that attaches to the panel using the top two right side panel attach screws (just above where you've attached yours). I have an Otter Box clip attached to the...
Forum: Primers 07-14-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Low Pass
Any comments on the durability of this product as...

Any comments on the durability of this product as compared to epoxy? I like the simplicity. But the DP50 I used on my first project was amazingly tough.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-14-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,653
Posted By Low Pass
95 years, one wife for 62 years, 6 airplanes...

95 years, one wife for 62 years, 6 airplanes built and many Oshkosh visits. That's a life well lived!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By Low Pass
I've shot a lot of architectural and construction...

I've shot a lot of architectural and construction progress photos from my -8. Try a circular polarizer and wear dark clothing. That black disk is a good idea too. And practice flying with your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,901
Posted By Low Pass
This^^. Worked great for 10 years. Removed for...

This^^. Worked great for 10 years. Removed for a wingtip Archer installation to save some drag. Was not at all worth the effort.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,122
Posted By Low Pass
Unhappy Scam PM Notification Email?

Looks like I may have received a scam email notification of a new VAF PM. Need to change passwords now as I clicked the link to sign in and check it. And I just finished our extensive data systems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By Low Pass
You need an electrolyte for galvanic corrosion. ...

You need an electrolyte for galvanic corrosion. I.e., dirty or salty water. If dry, you should have no problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,743
Posted By Low Pass
So much reliance on GPS. A sensitive,...

So much reliance on GPS. A sensitive, interconnected system...... Seems overly ripe for hacking or other disruption. But clearly the "smart" people think otherwise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,441
Posted By Low Pass
Without too much effort, someone at Van's could...

Without too much effort, someone at Van's could model the benefit of an early announcement of price increase and the potential orders received. They collect the cash on a down payment to hold the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,441
Posted By Low Pass
It used to be called inflation. But that's now...

It used to be called inflation. But that's now just another prohibited word.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,453
Posted By Low Pass
All RVs are slightly different from one another. ...

All RVs are slightly different from one another. Some more than others. You need to know how yours behaves. Yes, fwd slip may quite likely unport the fuel pickup (if the high tank is selected). ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,798
Posted By Low Pass
But you'd need an electrolyte for galvanic or...

But you'd need an electrolyte for galvanic or electrolytic corrosion, yes? Should be zero back on the bottom of no 3 cylinder, where this occurred.

I have no suggestion as to the exact type of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,798
Posted By Low Pass
It broke in about the only way probable. It...

It broke in about the only way probable. It twisted off with plug removal leaving most of the threaded portion in the cylinder head. I use nickel based never seize on adapters and plugs every time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,473
Posted By Low Pass
Another solution

This easy mod has worked well for me for ~20, 21 years. Drill out the outboard connection to .250+". Cut and install a section of .250" steel rod through the inner and outer connections. Use a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,798
Posted By Low Pass
After just having to extract a broken one, I'd...

After just having to extract a broken one, I'd advocate for a 400 hr life limit. I had one break at ~~500 hrs. I know these aren't cheap, but trust me, you don't want to have to deal with this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Low Pass
Follow up on this issue. The tall pad seems to...

Follow up on this issue. The tall pad seems to have made a major improvement. We can now have normal flying conversations! Thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,646
Posted By Low Pass
I'd probably try it. Would be very surprised if...

I'd probably try it. Would be very surprised if an oscillating saw would generate respirable particle sizes (~5 microns ?). That's if it's actually cutting and not burning the material. But wear a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,730
Posted By Low Pass
Nice guy. Yeah, they send certified letters with...

Nice guy. Yeah, they send certified letters with a smile.

Second or third on letting your buddies and neighbors know you're inviting a Fed to the hangar that day. Had a Fed walk into a private...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Low Pass
Appreciate all the info. I did just spot the...

Appreciate all the info. I did just spot the Sierra add for "youth" and small people. Very interesting!

Thanks also for all the in-ear posts, but that's not working right now. I've tried the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Low Pass
Headset for a Small Person

My girlfriend is pretty small and is not having good luck with a properly fitting headset. I've tried a Lightspeed Zulu and Clarity Aloft. I've tried springing the headband tighter on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,371
Posted By Low Pass
Didn't say get rid of it all. Just trying to...

Didn't say get rid of it all. Just trying to keep it all in perspective. There's a price to pay for a modern lifestyle. And an even bigger price to pay for a primitive lifestyle.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,371
Posted By Low Pass
Bingo. And availability in the region period, if...

Bingo. And availability in the region period, if the EPA has declared it a non attainment area. Only thing available for 100 miles from my home is the reformulated garbage.

As for the health...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-01-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,397
Posted By Low Pass
Synthetic vision is almost as big of a step...

Synthetic vision is almost as big of a step forward as was GPS over VOR/ADF for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,180
Posted By Low Pass
...just don't get it stuck in there!!!

...just don't get it stuck in there!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,058
Posted By Low Pass
My first impression is a problem with the...

My first impression is a problem with the elastomeric engine mounts. But I believe you have an imbalance to excite the system. No reciprocating aircraft engine experience to match this condition,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,889
Posted By Low Pass
Original design

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Original design drawings. OP, looks like it was built per the plans.
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,517
Posted By Low Pass
Very critical structural element in the area just...

Very critical structural element in the area just below the canopy rail on the sides. Good idea for all around access, but it would be a big challenge to interrupt this item.

As for the cordless...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,889
Posted By Low Pass
Late to the party but I installed "altered" flap...

Late to the party but I installed "altered" flap push rods. I recall doing this for clearance concerns, and not wanting to cut a bigger hole in the side of the fuselage. I didn't feel comfortable...
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,717
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,908
Posted By Low Pass
This. And they're calibrated regularly.

This. And they're calibrated regularly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,398
Posted By Low Pass
Barb fittings do just fine (single, "Y", etc.). ...

Barb fittings do just fine (single, "Y", etc.). But be careful with the one on the regulator. They will break and then no more oxygen!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-12-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,681
Posted By Low Pass
I used that saw to cut all the steel for my...

I used that saw to cut all the steel for my hangar doors. Excellent tool! That's easily the best value tool HF sells currently. Amazing for $99 (on sale). And you can buy aftermarket stands and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,146
Posted By Low Pass
Hearing all the discussions here and on some of...

Hearing all the discussions here and on some of the Oshkosh threads about their favorite anchor system or this rope versus straps, etc. - I wonder what the anchor point in the wing of an RV is good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,850
Posted By Low Pass
Yep. That's how I did it. I believe I did put...

Yep. That's how I did it. I believe I did put the flying bottle in the refrigerator before. Recall seeing ~~300 psi improvement after.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,452
Posted By Low Pass
OK. I know I should just let it go, but here...

OK. I know I should just let it go, but here goes. Could I ask that if we have to continue to be lectured to on this topic, even *after* Oshkosh, that could be limited to the thread on the topic?? ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By Low Pass
Second this. It wouldn't have made this many...

Second this. It wouldn't have made this many years in a humid environment. That poor engine needs usage. Operate it more, and the numbers might flatten out. Be very sure to check the screen and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,850
Posted By Low Pass
I interpreted the remarks as meaning, can one use...

I interpreted the remarks as meaning, can one use an oxygen concentrator to facilitate filling a bottle for flying use? Short answer is, yes after adding much complexity, cost and hazard. You'd...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for the responses. Good information!

Thanks for the responses. Good information!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,452
Posted By Low Pass
I would agree.

I would agree.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By Low Pass
Cylinder Repair Shop Recommendations

Might be needing a reputable cylinder repair/overhaul shop in the Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana area. Anyone have a shop they've used lately and might recommend?
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