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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,985
Posted By dsvajda
Great job.

Great job.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-03-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,815
Posted By dsvajda
When I was at that stage on my 6 (2010) I looked...

When I was at that stage on my 6 (2010) I looked at an RV-4 that a friend owned. That's how that fuselage skin was attached to his plane. I asked if it was a mod and he said that that is the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By dsvajda
And I thought my twelve year build was a long...

And I thought my twelve year build was a long time. Congratulations.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-08-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,078
Posted By dsvajda
Excellent! Congratulations.

Excellent! Congratulations.
Forum: Safety 05-05-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,510
Posted By dsvajda
"How about final runway 17 when they meant...

"How about final runway 17 when they meant 35?"

Andy, you must have heard me flying yesterday.

Dave
RV-6 175 hours with three smooth landings.
2000+ total flight hours and still screwing up the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 337,542
Posted By dsvajda
Looks good, Andy. I mounted my O2 in the same...

Looks good, Andy. I mounted my O2 in the same place.

Dave
RV6
130 hrs and still learning how to land
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-06-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,058
Posted By dsvajda
Mike, From Craig when I was toying with the idea...

Mike,

From Craig when I was toying with the idea of trading out my Sterba for a Catto:

"Hello Dave,

I fly a RV-6 with 160hp. At wide open throttle at 7500?, I turn 2700rpm and my TAS is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-15-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,106
Posted By dsvajda
Jan, I did a fiberglass skirt and targa strip. ...

Jan,

I did a fiberglass skirt and targa strip. With the plastic guides it works fine. I'd recommend that you use countersunk screws on your canopy guide. The exposed screw heads might catch the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,973
Posted By dsvajda
Great Job. Nice paint scheme. "Sir, Duty Runway...

Great Job. Nice paint scheme. "Sir, Duty Runway 23, the placard is Green"


Dave
RV-6
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,080
Posted By dsvajda
Make sure you mark where the fairings line up on...

Make sure you mark where the fairings line up on the gear legs before you pull them off. I know a builder who didn't and had to fly a couple of flights to figure out the best alignment...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-08-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,080
Posted By dsvajda
Are the gear leg and wheel fairings installed? ...

Are the gear leg and wheel fairings installed? If so you might want to remove them and fly the airplane. If they are out of alignment, you'll fly sideways.

Dave
RV-6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,572
Posted By dsvajda
+1 for Aircraft Engine Specialists Dave RV-6

+1 for Aircraft Engine Specialists

Dave
RV-6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,928
Posted By dsvajda
Gunny, How do you eat an elephant...one bite at...

Gunny,

How do you eat an elephant...one bite at a time. It's the same philosophy that got you and me and a lot of others on this forum through 20+ years of service...we just didn't quit. It took...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-09-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,346
Posted By dsvajda
I did it during the building stage. I called...

I did it during the building stage. I called Van's to discuss and they didn't have a problem with it. That's how the equivalent skin on the RV-4 is attached. It does make it nice during an annual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,732
Posted By dsvajda
I use Garmin Pilot with a Garmin Glo GPS...

I use Garmin Pilot with a Garmin Glo GPS bluetooth to an Asus Transformer TF700 Infinity. In Super IPS mode I have no problem seeing great detail on the screen in bright daylight. I just purchased...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,383
Posted By dsvajda
I took my wife to lunch at Beaumont Hotel (07S)...

I took my wife to lunch at Beaumont Hotel (07S) on a cool Saturday morning when the air was nice and smooth. It was nice showing her how we could make a two hour car trip in less than an hour. She...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,861
Posted By dsvajda
I installed mine in the "standard" Van's mounting...

I installed mine in the "standard" Van's mounting position using the Avery pitot mast. The last sentence in the Dynon instrucions on mount location states: "Testing during the probe develpment has...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,432
Posted By dsvajda
Congratulations! Dave RV-6

Congratulations!

Dave
RV-6
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,887
Posted By dsvajda
Congratulations!! Dave RV-6

Congratulations!!

Dave
RV-6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,855
Posted By dsvajda
I was the third owner of my emp kit. The...

I was the third owner of my emp kit. The original owner built the HS and VS but not the elevators or rudders. Owner #2 did nothing to the emp. I bought the wings and fuse from another individual. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-03-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 396,341
Posted By dsvajda
Great looking airplane. Congrats. I'm jealous of...

Great looking airplane. Congrats. I'm jealous of the beautiful weather shown in the picture.

Dave
RV-6
Waitng for flying weather.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,166
Posted By dsvajda
Sounds familiar. I patched the hole I had...

Sounds familiar. I patched the hole I had drilled for Van's pitot installation. Pulled the tank to add a line for the AoA and installed a Dynon heated pitot/AoA probe. Easy enough since the wings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By dsvajda
Here's what Steve was mentioning. The plan's for...

Here's what Steve was mentioning. The plan's for the 6 were pretty specific about the location of the holes.

http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc433/dsvajda/Plumbline_zps218f30f7.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,233
Posted By dsvajda
Thanks Doug. Dave RV-6

Thanks Doug.

Dave
RV-6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,145
Posted By dsvajda
Excellent!!! Congratulations. You're tougher...

Excellent!!! Congratulations.

You're tougher than me. I went out to preflight this afternoon and decided to put it back in the hangar until next week when the temp gets back above 30.

I'll be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,383
Posted By dsvajda
Congratultions, Andy. I thought of your...

Congratultions, Andy. I thought of your inspection yesterday when I was getting in a few landings at OWI. Hopefully clear weather by Wednesday next week for a first flight.

Dave
RV-6
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-26-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,122
Posted By dsvajda
Coming back home yesterday: 7500' msl, 2400 rpm,...

Coming back home yesterday: 7500' msl, 2400 rpm, EFIS showing 66% hp (sorry didn't look at MP) 8.4 gph, 150 KTAS.

160 hp O-320-D3G
Ed Sterba 68"x72" wood prop


Dave
RV-6 N225WD
Getting ready for...
Forum: Formation Flying 10-13-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 59,388
Posted By dsvajda
I took my daughter up for her first flight in...

I took my daughter up for her first flight in 225WD this morning. I heard the flight check in with Lee's Summit unicom as they were returning from the flyover. Pretty impressive to check in with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,346
Posted By dsvajda
Excellent. I really enjoy practicing landings...

Excellent.

I really enjoy practicing landings at OWI. Only 10 minutes from Gardner (K-34). Easy to do stop and goes on 4500' and no one in the pattern to see how "average" my landings are. I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,501
Posted By dsvajda
When I told the wife that I wanted to build an...

When I told the wife that I wanted to build an airplane she was less than enthusiastic. She was insistent that I not borrow any money to fund the project. I bought my emp, wing and fuse kits from...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,829
Posted By dsvajda
Excellent! Dave RV-6 Phase II Flying

Excellent!

Dave
RV-6 Phase II Flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,343
Posted By dsvajda
V10 vs V6

Ditto the comments on using MGL's V6. My panel is has an MGL Enigma and the V-10. The "push button" frequency and volume adjustments on the radio are slow especially when you have to chose a ._25,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,657
Posted By dsvajda
Rudder Trim

Ditto to the comments about trim changes when the gear fairings are installed. I flew without gear fairings for the first 10 hours. Centered ball at 140 KIAS. With gear fairings on about 1/2 ball...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,609
Posted By dsvajda
New QuikTrip

A new QuikTrip opened last week about 5 blocks from my house. They sell both 10% ethanol(3.55/gal) and 0% ethanol(3.69/gal). They opened a new store about 3 miles east of me in February and it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-29-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,457
Posted By dsvajda
Congrats

Super job. Fly safe.

Dave
Phase I nearly complete
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,705
Posted By dsvajda
One more thing, you'll need to send Van's a copy...

One more thing, you'll need to send Van's a copy of your "bill of sale" of the kits. Van's will then assign the builder number on the kits to you. You'll use that number on all future...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,100
Posted By dsvajda
From your profile it looks like you're still on...

From your profile it looks like you're still on active duty. Will you be able to stay at Whidbey for the time it takes to finish a build project or is NAS Jacksonville in your future? ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-31-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,705
Posted By dsvajda
Sounds like my airplane. The empennage I bought...

Sounds like my airplane. The empennage I bought was about 60% complete. Purchased the wing and fuselage kits from a different builder. Spar was "pre-built" an option on the old kits.

The local...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 396,341
Posted By dsvajda
18 Hours into Phase I

I spent the first 11 hours making sure the engine was broken in. Then 6 hours of lots of slow flight and landings. For 17 hours the airplane was hands off, centered ball all the way to 165KIAS at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,664
Posted By dsvajda
Plenty of RV builders/flyers in the KC area. EAA...

Plenty of RV builders/flyers in the KC area. EAA Chapter 91 is in Lee's Summit, Chapter 868 in Olathe, Chapter 200 in Overland Park. Choose a close chapter and attend a meeting.

Dave
RV-6
Phase...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-18-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,264
Posted By dsvajda
Here's how I did it on my 6. Used the bottle...

Here's how I did it on my 6. Used the bottle jack and a 4x4 block to lift and then rested it back on the 4x4's on the jack stands. Jack and stands courtesy of Harbor Freight....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,818
Posted By dsvajda
Thanks

Thanks for all the great comments. It's not possible to express how much this forum has meant. So special shout out to Doug for putting this forum together. Twelve and half years ago I stumbled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,818
Posted By dsvajda
RV-6 N225WD First Flight

The FAA said that N225WD was airworthy last Friday. This morning, my super slow build, drill all your your own holes, RV-6, kit number 22209, put the grin on my face exactly 12 years to the day...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-14-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By dsvajda
Fuel Flow

I think the fuel flow number is low too. The Facet ES40108 is rated 15 gph @ 3 psi.

Got the carb float valve unstuck by removing the carb, draining it, inverting and shaking it.

My fuel...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By dsvajda
MA4SPA Carburetor Overflow

Getting ready for first engine start and ran into a glitch. I put 5 gallons in each tank, then drained each tank to clean them out. Re-fueled then disconnected the fuel line from the carb and ran...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,454
Posted By dsvajda
Steve, I can't figure out how to attach a file...

Steve,

I can't figure out how to attach a file to the forum email. I've got the packing list for the wing kit I bought from another builder. The list is dated April 17, 1992. I can email if you...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,615
Posted By dsvajda
Mark Landoll has "hung up his tools." That's his...

Mark Landoll has "hung up his tools." That's his quote from an email response I got from him last week when I was looking for an inertia ring. Looks like Sabre is the best bet if battery, prop, etc...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-17-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,710
Posted By dsvajda
J Stringers

Here's a picture of the J stringers

http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc433/dsvajda/th_Stringers2.jpg (http://s1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc433/dsvajda/?action=view&current=Stringers2.jpg)
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-03-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,834
Posted By dsvajda
Thanks for the input. I just dropped the...

Thanks for the input. I just dropped the elevators at a local machine shop and asked them to weld the holes.

Dave
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-02-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,834
Posted By dsvajda
The head on the bolt sits flat against the tube. ...

The head on the bolt sits flat against the tube. I can't turn the bolt

Dave
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-02-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,834
Posted By dsvajda
WD-605R/L

Some lessons are learned the hard way. When you buy someone's kit, you not only get to make your own goof-ups, you get to discover any the other builder may have made. In my case I just discovered...
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