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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-01-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Stewbronco
Payment ??

Sent you a PM. FOUR each of both sizes. Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Stewbronco
Tensile strength comparison

Ok...so I should be able to figure this ..BUT ... what would be the comparative tensile strength between 3 #8 structural steel screws( MS24694 old AN509 ) and 2 AN3 bolts ...?? Shear strength ?
...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By Stewbronco
Mouse milk

" MOUSEMILK " ....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-23-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Stewbronco
Definitely interested

Hi ...I would take 4 of the 3/4" and 4 of the 5/8" when ready. Thanks. Strw
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-19-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Stewbronco
Sent you a PM

LOTS of RV experience available close to you ! Check your mailbox.
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Stewbronco
New Canadian Regs 25-11-2020

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=5574&stc=1&d=1607581222
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Stewbronco
Going to do something very similar

After looking at all the regs and recommendations....I am going with something very similar but a bit more accessible as it will be on the " wall " in the actual baggage compartment up fairly high...
Forum: RV-4 12-02-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Stewbronco
Thanks all

Many thanks to all ! Going to ponder a bit more before final decision ....cheers. Stew
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By Stewbronco
ELT mounting

looking for some examples of ELT mounting ?! Here in Canada needs to be accessible and manufacturers instructions say to aircraft structure not just skin . .....and a far aft as practicable .
...
Forum: Rocket 11-24-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Stewbronco
Rocket empennage drawings

Hi ...lookin to get a set of empennage drawings for the RV4 Tail as modified for original Harmon Rocket....happy to pay. Many thanks. Stew
stewhansen@shaw.ca
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Stewbronco
Pictures

Thanks Bill .... I will try and post some pictures . Hole is completely covered with flaps up ....just not used to a fairly substantial hole in skin without a doubler . Reassuring to hear that the "...
Forum: RV-4 11-19-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 586
Posted By Stewbronco
Flap rod clearance hole

Ok. Another potentially dumb question .....anyone ever put a doubler around hole in fuselage for flap rod ? Thinking of doing exactly that and the " longerin" that floorboards sit on has a relief in...
Forum: RV-4 11-17-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Stewbronco
Tinnerman

Going to use tinnerman nuts as not too interested in drilling a bunch of holes in excess of that which is there already . There are a smattering of nutplates already and the web of the " longeron"...
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,636
Posted By Stewbronco
Reintroduce thread

Looking for guidance on RV-4 flap rod clearance holes in floorboards AND fuselage? The existing ones I have seem rather large ....so maybe looking at a doubler to close them up a bit and ensure...
Forum: RV-4 11-16-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Stewbronco
Great feedback

Thanks to all .....I am going to go with the tinnerman nuts and screws I think ....there are some nut plates already but for all the reasons posted by respondents above I think pop rivets are coming...
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Stewbronco
All good points

Time and money both departed the project a while ago as major considerations��.....weight and strength never will . Wondering still what other -4 owners have done as serviceability is a consideration...
Forum: RV-4 11-15-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Stewbronco
RV 4 floorboards Removable or pop rivet on

Hi ....bought a -4 and needed to get under floorboards for strobe module removal and flap SB . Combination of screws and pop rivets hold floorboards down which is a PITA! Someone mentioned the rivets...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,211
Posted By Stewbronco
Elaborate please

Great question! Please elaborate on the wing root fairing seal ? Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By Stewbronco
Pitot / static lines

Ok ...on the premise there are no stupid questions ,here goes ! Redoing pitot / static lines .....existing lines are clear vinyl " aquarium " tubing 3/8" diameter that adapts down to the 1/4" plastic...
Forum: RV-4 10-30-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By Stewbronco
Locking gas cap retrofit

Hi ....either need to rebuild or change out my old gas caps ( 1990 kit ) for locking version ...any experience based advise on either option would be appreciated.....I know Vans sells parts and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Stewbronco
Thanks Carl.

Got it ..ATS ....Perfect
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Stewbronco
ACS?

Great advise .....not sure who ACS is ? ....would you have a link to that ? Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Stewbronco
RV4 brake bleeder

Hi folks....looking for real world recommendations for a solo brake bleeder . I have replaced my clear plastic brake lines with SS so some of the visual aids is gone . Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-4 10-08-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Stewbronco
Tailbeacon X on RV4

Hi ....I have a tailbeacon X that I intend to install on RV4. Of course tailbeacon X replaces the existing strobe and weights just a fraction more .... however when I weigh the old bottom fairing and...
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,332
Posted By Stewbronco
Excellent

Great idea ...many thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-4 09-25-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,332
Posted By Stewbronco
going to fill cowl

MANY THANKS to all for responses .....going to fill cowl front with flox/ resin over some exposed screw heads to 1/4" gap and try cowl on/ off a bunch . Will leave filter at least 1/8" over screw...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,969
Posted By Stewbronco
RV4 Aerobatic mods

Ok. So we all know that the RV4 is capable of some fairly credible aerobatics..... but looking to draw on experience here as to what mods anyone might have made in that regard ? I am aware of...
Forum: RV-4 09-18-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,332
Posted By Stewbronco
Adjust cowl

Add filler to cowl ....I would never shim the spinner....
Forum: RV-4 09-18-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,332
Posted By Stewbronco
Cowl removal

Agreed ...cowl removal is a definite consideration for me...especially with the composite prop
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,332
Posted By Stewbronco
Spinner to cowl gap

Ok. About to mount new CATTO 3 blade and spinner . Definitely going to be using plane for Aerobatics and I remember how much the spinner in old Decathalon would move when rolled inverted . My gap...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By Stewbronco
Another vote for Tom @ TS FLIGHTLINES

Simple !!! Just call TOM ....ALL problems solved.
Forum: Propellers 08-22-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Stewbronco
Many thanks

Many thanks to all .....going to make call on Tuesday to Sensenich rep and discuss .......any max RPM restrictions? I take it Aerobatics are ok ? Must get some data on weight comparison ...... ...
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By Stewbronco
3 blade ground adjustable Sensenish carbon fibre blade

Hi .... slight problem with current prop choice ....looking for real world experience with Sensenich 3 blade ground adjustable.....mine will be RV4 WITH 0-360. Thanks. Stew. stewhansen@shaw.ca
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,707
Posted By Stewbronco
Brilliant

Problem solved. Many thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-4 08-12-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,707
Posted By Stewbronco
Thanks Smokey

Great idea on the removable feature for over the battery tunnel ... backpack is excellent idea but I think I have a small vertically orientation flight bag that will be perfect for that area ! Sure...
Forum: RV-4 08-12-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,707
Posted By Stewbronco
More ideas

Many thanks to all. ... this link was sent by a member from VAF ( apologies as I had to delete the email and name escapes me !) ....probably the solution I am going with for side panels...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By Stewbronco
CATTO PROP PROTECTION

Hi all ....looking forward to installing my new CATTO 3 blade on RV4 . Excellent customer service BTW!
Need some suggestions as to best method to protect prop when in hangar especially when...
Forum: RV-4 08-10-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,707
Posted By Stewbronco
Got that one but thanks

Yup ..very handy....looking more for over the tunnel above battery. Many thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,194
Posted By Stewbronco
Make it easy on yourself

Just went thru replacement of hoses that were in service since 2003 and also some changes to fuel system so just package them all up ....SEND THEM TO TOM @ TS FLIGHTLINES and rest easy . As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,341
Posted By Stewbronco
Tom is the best

Go with Tom's recommendation and products ....simply NONE better anywhere and customer service is beyond belief.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,745
Posted By Stewbronco
Rivet expands

FAR from an expert but the rivet expands to fill the hole as a result of the setting process
Forum: RV-4 08-01-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By Stewbronco
Downturn

From talking to several RV people I have the utmost respect for and absolutely know their stuff on this ......it would be safe to say the overwhelming consensus is that a 20 degree down turn from the...
Forum: RV-4 08-01-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By Stewbronco
Me too

I too am no good at posting
pictures here ....I did email all I had to Larry and I think he has a favourite solution. Cheers. Stew
Forum: RV-4 07-30-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By Stewbronco
No room ?

Many great ideas here .....I like the Defrost fan idea but sadly I believe RV4 has no room for such with tip over canopy ... would be different with RV8 fixed windscreen
Forum: RV-4 07-30-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By Stewbronco
Rain

FAR from an expert but I would worry about flying thru rain ....water and electronics seem a bad mix . I know NACA duct is good but invariably going to get water in there I would think . I think some...
Forum: RV-4 07-25-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By Stewbronco
LARRY VETTERMAN

Thanks Bill ....just so happens I got a private message with a phone number and it turned out to be Larry Vetterman! Hard to find a better authority on this exhaust ! What a great gesture on his...
Forum: RV-4 07-23-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By Stewbronco
Vetterman 4 tube exhaust tips

Hi All ....I have an RV4 with 0-360 and Vetterman 4 pipe exhaust. Great set up but I have the exhaust tips with a " downturn " to direct exhaust down into the slipstream......while this has some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,034
Posted By Stewbronco
Plenum

I am doing it mainly to off load the force on the upper cowl plus all my baffle seals need a revisit so I have some work either way ....of course intend to seal it well but the transition from inlet...
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 804
Posted By Stewbronco
Sam James wing root fairings

Hi ...has anyone got experience with of even pictures of the Sam James wing root fairings ? A search of the forum came up short. Thanks. Stew
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,034
Posted By Stewbronco
I'd buy them

If something were to be produced....I would certainly be willing to purchase ! Especially given the stage of rework on my cowl that I am at . ....I have a PM into the original poster and hope to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,034
Posted By Stewbronco
Cowl rings

I realize this is old thread ...but where could a guy get those aluminum " cowl rings ? Thanks. Stew stewhansen@shaw.ca
Forum: Reviews 07-15-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By Stewbronco
TS FLIGHTLINES

Hi all ......I know you have heard it before but Tom @TS FLIGHTLINES has simply the BEST customer service on the planet . Without going into all the details he has taken an extraordinary amount of...
Forum: RV-4 07-12-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,707
Posted By Stewbronco
Cockpit storage

Hi....I know in the day and age of instrumentation and our small panels every square inch counts ....but has anyone done some sort of storage area above the battery between your legs ? I will have at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,209
Posted By Stewbronco
Super nice guy too!

On top of the excellent flutter presentation Carl is a super nice guy and took the time to go out of his way to welcome me to the RV community when I was visiting another RV guru Terry Burch ( super...
Forum: RV-4 07-11-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,783
Posted By Stewbronco
RV7 pictures

Thanks for the link to pictures of RV7 install ...that is so much more room than on the -4 ....I have a solution worked out with a custom brazed fitting at tanks from Tom of TS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 556
Posted By Stewbronco
Flop tube fuel line route

Hi ...just had flop tube installed in LH tank on RV 4 . Wondering on routing of fuel line back to enter fuselage ??? Forward wing mount bracket is in the way .....need to go over OR under OR through...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-08-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By Stewbronco
Same problem on RV4 ??

I have same question ?? RV4. Thanks. Stew stewhansen@shaw.ca
Forum: RV-4 07-08-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,783
Posted By Stewbronco
Inverted fuel line routing

Hi ... need some advise AND PICTURES.... just had flop tube installed in LH fuel tank and exits tank very near leading edge . What is best routing to get the fuel line to fuel selectior valve ??...
Forum: Reviews 06-21-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 986
Posted By Stewbronco
TS FLIGHTLINES

Hi all! You've heard it here before but Tom Swearengen at TS FLIGHTLINES not only has great products but absolutely goes " the extra mile " on customer service !! Totally recommended on all levels !!...
Forum: Reviews 06-06-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By Stewbronco
B and C EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Hi all...without boring you with all the details , suffice it to say that I had a small issue with an order from B and C . They could not have been more accountable and accommodating!! EXCELLENT...
Forum: Reviews 06-06-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By Stewbronco
Great Customer service

I agree totally....excellent transaction
Forum: Reviews 05-22-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By Stewbronco
Precision Airmotive

Hi all .....just a good word for Precision Airmotive in Arlington Washington! I purchased a nearly new Silverhawke fuel injection system off a very nice fellow member of VAF and needed some small...
Forum: Reviews 05-22-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,327
Posted By Stewbronco
Unbeatable customer service

I want to add to all the above ... TOM has been incredibly patient and understanding to get the best possible hoses for my application.... RV4 convert to fuel injection and full Raven inverted oil...
Forum: RV-4 05-17-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Stewbronco
Pictures

Hi Smokeyray ....any pictures of the rear " rudder pedal " set up ??THANKS. Stew
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