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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By Scott Hersha
Scott, Did you drive to Vandalia and pick it up? ...

Scott,
Did you drive to Vandalia and pick it up? We’re you able to get the threaded nipple with a bypass in the filter? (Maybe you don’t need the nipple for your adapter)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,204
Posted By Scott Hersha
I couldn’t find a C4 housing listed on their...

I couldn’t 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: 34
Views: 3,465
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: 394
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-07-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,280
Posted By Scott Hersha
Same experience here. My RV6 kit (used) included...

Same experience here. My RV6 kit (used) included most of the sub-kits, except the finish kit, however it included most parts included in the finish kit, and I ordered those extra parts from Vans. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,311
Posted By Scott Hersha
That aluminum ‘pointer’ is the manual roll trim...

That aluminum ‘pointer’ 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: 1,311
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 I’ve 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: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,838
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...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,399
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep,….. me too

Yep,….. me too
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,838
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well, it’s a pretty lame debate. I don’t believe...

Well, it’s a pretty lame debate. I don’t believe that either system is “unbeatable” as you say. Either system has possible weak points, but both answer the same question about push button start...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 36,740
Posted By Scott Hersha
That’s really a nice small opening. You may have...

That’s really a nice small opening. You may have to enlarge it a little. Mine ended up maybe 4 times that size to accommodate clearance on the rod, but I assume you have a more modern prepunched kit,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 36,740
Posted By Scott Hersha
That’s really a nice small opening. You may have...

That’s really a nice small opening. You may have to enlarge it a little. Mine ended up maybe 4 times that size to accommodate clearance on the rod, but I assume you have a more modern prepunched kit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,416
Posted By Scott Hersha
We have a new deal to be worked out, maybe for...

We have a new deal to be worked out, maybe for years……. RUDDER LOCK WARS !!
I would like to hear what others have had long term success with in real experience with winds, to see what not only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,838
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ha ha…. “gimmicky and silly”……. made me laugh....

Ha ha…. “gimmicky and silly”……. made me laugh. Especially considering the hidden switch does exactly the same thing as the keyed enable switch - except with my hidden switch I can’t lose or misplace...
Forum: Tools 05-02-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought quick release pins like these at the...

I bought quick release pins like these at the hardware store:

https://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Ring-Pin-Cotterless-3HLL2?opr=IDPPLARECS&analytics=PLAPDP_undefined

I don’t remember...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,838
Posted By Scott Hersha
With a push button starter I’ve used two...

With a push button starter I’ve used two different methods. This keyed inline switch on my RV8:

https://www.steinair.com/product/mini-keyswitch-2/

And a hidden inline guarded toggle on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,416
Posted By Scott Hersha
I like it. I assume it is tied off to the...

I like it. I assume it is tied off to the elevator counterbalance locks?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,416
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Kyle. Mechanical advantage puts a...

I agree with Kyle. Mechanical advantage puts a huge load on a lock in this location. That being said, the crude prototype that Coryb shows, I think, would be fine, as long as the final version...
Forum: California 04-24-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,659
Posted By Scott Hersha
In Ohio, normal statewide sales tax is 5.5%, plus...

In Ohio, normal statewide sales tax is 5.5%, plus any local taxes that may apply, which could be up to an additional 3%. Ohio exempts sales and use tax on casual sale of aircraft (no broker). The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a Horizon 10.1 for my RV6 build, just like...

I have a Horizon 10.1 for my RV6 build, just like I did in my RV4. For COM I have the GTR200B (with Bluetooth). It is a panel mount and I can also control it through the 10.1 touch screen. My...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
I tried the peel test today on my wheel pant...

I tried the peel test today on my wheel pant because it’s fully cured. The aluminum stuck to the bilge painted fiberglass and didn’t peel off when I removed the tape, which took a pretty good pull.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By Scott Hersha
My wheel pants have a 1” hole in line with the...

My wheel pants have a 1” hole in line with the valve stem that I plug with a flush plastic cap plug from Home Depot that I paint to match the pant. I remove the hex valve stem cap with about a 4”...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Scott Hersha
Working with Teflon lines and stainless steel...

Working with Teflon lines and stainless steel fittings takes some specialized tools and test equipment. I second the advice to contact Tom at TS Flightlines/ Aircraft Specialtly and order what you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
I could be done with my “experiments” if I tried...

I could be done with my “experiments” if I tried that. It would probably peel the paint off her car! I’ll do the experiment on the cowl in a couple days. I put the first coat on today. Tomorrow I’ll...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
I will have a couple of those shields for a...

I will have a couple of those shields for a couple areas, but they won’t fit where the tail pipe ball joint/springs come the closest to the cowl. Fiberfrax/aluminum is only planned for certain areas...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Scott Hersha
The fuse is protect the wire(s) coming out of it,...

The fuse is protect the wire(s) coming out of it, not the loads that the wire is going to. In your case, that’s a 60 amp fuse. I think the proper size wire for a 60 amp fuse is 6 awg minimum, 4 awg...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
I might do that too. I’ll rough up those spots...

I might do that too. I’ll rough up those spots with 80 grit before applying the bondo - not sure bondo would stick well to bilge painted fiberglass.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
Kyle, Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. I have...

Kyle,
Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. I have two areas I want to protect that are 4” wide, and two shorter areas that are 6” wide, so two 2” strips in each of the narrower areas, and 3” strips in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
Cowl/fiberfrax modification

There are some areas on the lower cowl on my RV6 build that are pretty close to the exhaust pipes. I would like to protect these areas with 1/8” fiberfrax and the aluminum self adhesive cowl shield I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,430
Posted By Scott Hersha
, trace

Your windshield is the ‘eaisier’ part to replace (nothing is easy). Remove the screws or rivets holding the windshield plexi in the roll bar, after separating the upper fiberglass coming from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can run as many temporary wires as you want...

You can run as many temporary wires as you want to your P-lead post to check it (it only takes one) - don’t fly with this setup, test only. If this fixes your mag grounding issue, then the problem is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By Scott Hersha
I just received all my FWF lines from Aircraft...

I just received all my FWF lines from Aircraft Specialty after a short wait (no more than 1 week). They are high quality and have a 10 year warranty! Keep in mind, they are measured end to end on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By Scott Hersha
Give it to somebody at your airport with the...

Give it to somebody at your airport with the provision that you can’borrow’ it if you ever need to. I did this at my airport to a guy who builds engine for people.
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-13-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Scott Hersha
A magnetic direction indicator doesn’t...

A magnetic direction indicator doesn’t exclusively mean a “whiskey compass”. An electronic magnetometer fills this requirement, and does so much more precisely than the old fashioned wet compass.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ve done this exact thing on my RV6 canopy...

I’ve done this exact thing on my RV6 canopy (still under construction). To protect the plexiglass from the edge of the rivnut shoulder, I put a thin nylon washer over the rivnut shoulder with an ID...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-12-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Scott Hersha
ELT location in my RV6 - 24515 The flanges on...

ELT location in my RV6 -

24515

The flanges on the bracket are tapered so that the ELT sits straight longitudinally.
Tried to straighten this picture out, but wasn’t able to. I know it matters how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,521
Posted By Scott Hersha
It kind of depends on your goal. Do you want to...

It kind of depends on your goal. Do you want to be able to navigate via VHF NAV (VOR) enroute, or are you primarily interested in approach environment capability - either ILS/LOC, or VOR approach? ...
Forum: Rocket 04-11-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By Scott Hersha
From the outside…….. to quite as nice from the...

From the outside…….. to quite as nice from the inside.
Forum: RV-4 04-10-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ve had two RV4’s and on both of them, I’ve...

I’ve had two RV4’s and on both of them, I’ve moved the pilot seat back aft 3”. This involved moving the roll bar aft, and the canopy crossbrace aft the same amount. The sidewall support structure...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By Scott Hersha
I like the idea of upsizing to a -6 with a step...

I like the idea of upsizing to a -6 with a step drill or reamer. Very round hole, and easier to control. Making a drill jig like Dan suggests is better, and a twist drill bit won’t walk in a jig like...
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By Scott Hersha
I thought they were all gold anodized. All of...

I thought they were all gold anodized. All of mine have been gold anodized. 6 RV’s over 22 years. Maybe they’re doing something different now. I don’t think it makes any difference. Can’t see it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By Scott Hersha
FWF fuel/oil lines

I received my fuel and oil lines yesterday from Aircraft Specialty/Flightlines in less than a week after ordering them! That’s good service my friends. Everything fit, although I had to make a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2022, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ve used my pop rivet dimple dies many many...

I’ve used my pop rivet dimple dies many many times. I have two sets of dies. The first ones were not very “crisp”. The newer set (now several years old) are as crisp as any dimple I’ve set with my...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-04-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Scott Hersha
As Dave says, I think it has to do with RAIM...

As Dave says, I think it has to do with RAIM (Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring) sequencing when you have something entered in your flight plan page, such as a destination, and possibly an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By Scott Hersha
What kind of ELT do you have? The ACK 406 ELT...

What kind of ELT do you have? The ACK 406 ELT beeps when you turn on power to it (usually through your master switch). If it continues to beep, the cadence of the beeps, with a slight pause between...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, after thinking about it, I finally came to...

Yep, after thinking about it, I finally came to the same conclusion - protect the always hot spots - two in my case. I have one boot, looking for another one locally before I make my next ACS or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is a perplexing situation for me as well....

This is a perplexing situation for me as well. You’ve done an elegant job of concealing that hot connection, but what about the other exposed hot connections? Using self fusing silicone tape will...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-31-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By Scott Hersha
Fix the adjustment arm length and get a shorter...

Fix the adjustment arm length and get a shorter belt….. again. Remove the adjustment arm and drill a new hole at the upper end of the arm for the adjustment arm anchor point below the current bolt...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,787
Posted By Scott Hersha
Also...

Also here:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/honeywell_05-22876.php

Oops….. I see that it is a dpdt switch, but you can use just one side of the contacts making it ON - OFF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 626
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you own the hangar, then putting something on...

If you own the hangar, then putting something on the floor like mentioned by Allan would be a good investment. If you own, or rent, I would consider storage cabinets and shelves would be a good...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,608
Posted By Scott Hersha
“All the extra work”? It took less than 5...

“All the extra work”? It took less than 5 minutes to make this alteration. The only thing brazing that terminal does is allow the crimp to be applied in any orientation around the barrel. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, just need to plan ahead. I ordered all my...

Yep, just need to plan ahead. I ordered all my GRT stuff in October (Horizon 10.1, EIS, transponder, echo + GPS, two servos, several probes, etc) and it was all delivered yesterday - about 5 months....
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,608
Posted By Scott Hersha
Actually clamping the completed crimped terminal...

Actually clamping the completed crimped terminal in my vice and giving it a good pul is what I refer to as the “Ford pull test” in my post #14. I always do this, even on the terminals I didn’t modify...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-26-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,608
Posted By Scott Hersha
The ‘slit’ connector looks and performs identical...

The ‘slit’ connector looks and performs identical to the non-slit ones because the slit is squeezed close before crimping, and stays that way after it’s crimped. In fact aside from some shiny copper...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,870
Posted By Scott Hersha
Go to any good golf club store and buy some lead...

Go to any good golf club store and buy some lead weights that are used when making clubs to set swing weight.

https://www.golfworks.com/swingweighting-supplies/c/21/

The small lead cylindrical...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,608
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought one of these hydraulic crimpers from HF....

I bought one of these hydraulic crimpers from HF. I’ve used it many times on the last two airplanes and so have several others at our airport, and it does great crimps. Just give it the Ford pull...
Forum: RV-4 03-25-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By Scott Hersha
The cowling isn’t designed to function the way...

The cowling isn’t designed to function the way it’s supposed to while sitting still on the ground. There isn’t very much air pumping through there in that condition. You probably shouldn’t make any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,378
Posted By Scott Hersha
Caution should be exercised whenever considering...

Caution should be exercised whenever considering re-setting a CB or replacing a blown fuse in flight. When I was working (not retired), we couldn’t reset a tripped CB without consulting maintenance...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,408
Posted By Scott Hersha
Boy - it sure sounds like a bunch of...

Boy - it sure sounds like a bunch of builders/owners are questioning the design, by professional aeronautical engineers, on a series of airplanes that have never had a problem with this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,026
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks! I’m in for two for my almost complete...

Thanks! I’m in for two for my almost complete RV-6 (19 gal per side). - the most popular home built kit ever - according to the Mothership website.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,913
Posted By Scott Hersha
Nothing wrong with the stripper. I think it’s the...

Nothing wrong with the stripper. I think it’s the wire that is variable. I seldom find 24 awg wire that strips easily, and for that reason (and others) I prefer not to use it if possible. If I was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By Scott Hersha
That’s the kind of thing I was worried about....

That’s the kind of thing I was worried about. Yours might be an isolated case, but something to consider. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By Scott Hersha
Duracell model # duragm-18L

Duracell model # duragm-18L
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,309
Posted By Scott Hersha
Battery Question

Has anyone tried any of the PC680 substitutes? Not talking about an EarthX, but another SLA that has the same foot print as the 680. I was at my local Bateries Plus store and inquired about the...
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