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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-14-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Stevea
Aviflash wig wag

Yes the Aviflash will work with LED lights. I switched my landing/taxi lights from the original Duckworks halogen bulbs to Whelen LED 71685 recognition...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-08-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Stevea
Tom, If you don't have the drawings or build...

Tom,
If you don't have the drawings or build manual, you might want to make one of the best $10 investments in your RV. Order the plans and build manual in PDF form on a memory stick from Vans....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Stevea
My P-680 equipped -6A lives in San Martin, one...

My P-680 equipped -6A lives in San Martin, one set of hills west of Lemore. Not as hot as the CA central valley, but not that much cooler in the summer. My first P-680 lasted about 5 1/2 years. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-06-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Stevea
3 1/32 inches per the construction manual

3 1/32 inches per the construction manual
Forum: Autopilots 10-02-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Stevea
Sounds like the elevator servo inputs are...

Sounds like the elevator servo inputs are reversed. Verify the elevator pitches nose down when the autopilot controller is pitched nose up. If the elevator does not pitch the opposite of the...
Forum: California 09-05-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,997
Posted By Stevea
Figures that once we bugged out of Oceano the fog...

Figures that once we bugged out of Oceano the fog would have burned offshore enough not to be a threat. Oh well, was still great to meet Walt, Pete and a few others. And, one of these days I'll...
Forum: California 08-23-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,997
Posted By Stevea
Uhmmmm, not sure how to take this comment. That...

Uhmmmm, not sure how to take this comment. That aside, isn't everyone who might fly in acting as PIC, and responsible for their own aeronautical decision making?

Me, I'm still planning on getting...
Forum: Steam Gauges 08-21-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By Stevea
Brian, This is the one you...

Brian,

This is the one you want:
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/oilpress100psi.php
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-21-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Stevea
Lasar system

The light being ON means the Lasar system is operating in backup mode as standard magnetos, rather than using the Lasar control system. The engine will be able to keep running if the control box...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Stevea
I had a Rapco vac pump fail in exactly the same...

I had a Rapco vac pump fail in exactly the same way (coupling failed) at exactly the same number of hours (700 hrs). I also had replaced the intake filter a couple of times while the vacuum system...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Stevea
Gretz elevator trim system

Rob,

Well, I'm almost no help. Went through all my build photos and could not find any close up ones of the Gretz trim setup on my 6A. Also can't find any install info in my build manual......so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Stevea
lasar mag timing

Tom,

Yes, they are basically slick mags, with some additional electronics. But, they use a different timing box and a different timing procedure than standard Slicks. And, they usually do not have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Stevea
LASAR timing

Steve,

I had something similar happen to one of my LASAR mags when went through a re-install and re-time process a few months back. I donít remember if it was the left or right mag, but after...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-23-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 562
Posted By Stevea
PM sent. ...

PM sent.

...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-27-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,876
Posted By Stevea
AV-30

I installed one after my vacuum pump quit. Vacuum system, AI, and DG came out.....the AV-30E went in, taking the place of the AI. With the (optional) temperature probe installed it can display OAT...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,581
Posted By Stevea
Yikes!! Most definitely not enough edge distance...

Yikes!! Most definitely not enough edge distance on those two bolts. No idea on what it would cost to fix. Maybe Van's can give you a guess on hours required to fix it.

One other place to check...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,970
Posted By Stevea
Richard, Here is a link to the LASAR service...

Richard,

Here is a link to the LASAR service manual:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/syo6q1r9c99hyvg/AADbg-hm3iRGL0XR4lw6gYdCa?dl=0

Not sure there is any alternate method for locating TDC with the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-01-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Stevea
Lasar - Engine starting problem...

Rickard,

I don?t think your ?reset? procedure is really doing anything to reset the controller. I think what is happening is the electrical bus voltage during initial engine cranking is dropping...
Forum: COMM 08-10-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,484
Posted By Stevea
Use one of these to go from LEMO to twin...

Use one of these to go from LEMO to twin plug:
https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/lemo-to-twin-plug-adapter.html

It holds a 9v battery to provide ANR power.
Forum: ADS-B 07-14-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 43,049
Posted By Stevea
The EchoUAT transceiver needs to be power cycled,...

The EchoUAT transceiver needs to be power cycled, not just re-booted, before the updated install version is shown correctly.

Updated mine today, but have not had a chance to fly the new software.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Stevea
Tim, PM sent with document link.

Tim,

PM sent with document link.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Stevea
I have a copy of the pre 1995 builders manual. ...

I have a copy of the pre 1995 builders manual. It includes drawings of the rudder and elevator jigs. If you can't find the jigs locally, I can email them to you. PM me your email details if...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-25-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Stevea
Looks like Wd-625A (right side) and Wd-625B (left...

Looks like Wd-625A (right side) and Wd-625B (left side). The part labels are on Canopy Frame, sheet 51, top two views.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,969
Posted By Stevea
B&C S700-2-10 or Stein SKU: 2-10

B&C S700-2-10 or Stein SKU: 2-10
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,059
Posted By Stevea
I'll second Juan at T&P in Salinas. He did my...

I'll second Juan at T&P in Salinas. He did my 6A, and I am very happy with the result.

The only down side is he may be booked out for several months, so you have to get on his waiting list. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,125
Posted By Stevea
You are right about no two being the same in the...

You are right about no two being the same in the non pre-punched world. And, even the pre-punched guys sometimes have to open up the hole to eliminate interference between the flap link and the...
Forum: GPS 10-29-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 38,469
Posted By Stevea
Bob, I bought some from Mr. Metric: ...

Bob,
I bought some from Mr. Metric: http://www.mrmetric.com/

They were a local source for me. Maybe a metric fastener source nearer you would carry them. Unfortunately the parts are in the hangar...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,676
Posted By Stevea
Forgot to mention, this is commonly called a...

Forgot to mention, this is commonly called a Targa strip (since it has the look of a Porsche Targa). You might find some "how to" info on building one using the search tool. Then again, it can be...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,676
Posted By Stevea
Pat, That is a make-it-yourself part. Van's...

Pat,

That is a make-it-yourself part. Van's does not make it, the original builder did. It looks to be repairable by someone skilled in fiberglass work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By Stevea
http://www.matcomfg.com/ tech@MATCOmfg.com

http://www.matcomfg.com/

tech@MATCOmfg.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,016
Posted By Stevea
setup difference?

True north vs magnetic north setup difference between the Aera and the 496?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,721
Posted By Stevea
If you have a non-GPS 406 ELT (or the GPS...

If you have a non-GPS 406 ELT (or the GPS function is not working) the target search area increases.

121.5 ELT - target area 500 square nm (12-15 nm radius)

406 ELT without GPS location - 25 square...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,836
Posted By Stevea
My tail and wing parts went through the process...

My tail and wing parts went through the process twice, the fuselage and finish kit parts once. (Two different fumigation jobs on two different houses.) No problems found with any of the parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,557
Posted By Stevea
Checking the Wayback Machine found...

Checking the Wayback Machine found this:
https://web.archive.org/web/20140106155234/http://nonstopaviation.com/

which says:
"As of January 1st 2014 all parts will be sold either through Avery Tool...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-09-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,078
Posted By Stevea
OSH purchase - sort of

Had to buy a starter on the way home from OSH. :eek:
Does that count?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,315
Posted By Stevea
Gil, Glad it worked out. Yea, forgot about the...

Gil,
Glad it worked out. Yea, forgot about the brake line crossing through on the inside. Either I got lucky and missed the brake line......or I did the brake line after I knew where the holes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,315
Posted By Stevea
Gil, Sounds pretty much like mine: -6A with...

Gil,

Sounds pretty much like mine: -6A with 0-360 (carb), using the -7A firewall penetration layout, firewall front side battery location, and firewall back side fuel pump location. Also used Van's...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 372,409
Posted By Stevea
Congratulations Gary! Welcome to the VSB club. ...

Congratulations Gary! Welcome to the VSB club. (Very Slow Build....to borrow from Gil Alexander's signature :) )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,539
Posted By Stevea
As Mike Starkey said, you need a the right tool...

As Mike Starkey said, you need a the right tool to time the LASAR system. A standard magneto timing box will not do the job. Specifically, you need a LASAR T-300 timing tool.

The LASAR system...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By Stevea
Fuzzy memory warning....but, I am fairly sure I...

Fuzzy memory warning....but, I am fairly sure I had everything in place when fitting the bubble. The u channel would have been held in with clecos (on the sides of the channel), so it could go in...
Forum: RV-3 04-30-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By Stevea
The camlock wingnut studs come in different...

The camlock wingnut studs come in different lengths. By "a lot of interference" I assume you mean it is hard to turn to latch/unlatch. You probably need the next longer stud.

The table at the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,529
Posted By Stevea
Use the FAA Advisory Circular: AC 90-89A -...

Use the FAA Advisory Circular:

AC 90-89A - Amateur-Built Aircraft & Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,296
Posted By Stevea
Bill, The Safe-Air P5000 quick drain has pipe...

Bill,

The Safe-Air P5000 quick drain has pipe threads, not straight threads. There is no crush washer or any other gasket between the drain plug and the oil pan. Use a pipe thread sealant. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,950
Posted By Stevea
I don't remember if 2 1/4" is the right number,...

I don't remember if 2 1/4" is the right number, but I did use this method to fit my cowl. It worked fine when fitting the cowl for the Hartzell constant speed prop.

Measure from the prop mounting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By Stevea
40 hrs in 2.5 weeks...........wow!

40 hrs in 2.5 weeks...........wow!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,710
Posted By Stevea
Thumbs up Congrats on the first flight. I now fully...

Congrats on the first flight.

I now fully understand the feeling. :cool:
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-18-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,767
Posted By Stevea
Phase 1 time to date: 4 flights, 6.2...

Phase 1 time to date:
4 flights, 6.2 hours

Working on improving the baffle sealing to reduce some high (at least higher than I'd like) CHTs, mostly on climb out. Sealing ALL the leaks, along with a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,767
Posted By Stevea
Me either!

Me either!
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,767
Posted By Stevea
I have 6 hours and 35 landings with Mike Seager...

I have 6 hours and 35 landings with Mike Seager to thank for that! Funny thing was, until I saw the pictures, I still wasn't sure I held it off enough.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,767
Posted By Stevea
Cool First Flight

After making a serious run at the "world's slowest builder" award, I finally decided RV-6A S/N 22980 was ready to fly. First flight was Saturday 3/8/14. The only thing to say is it was MOST...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,505
Posted By Stevea
LED landing light replacement?

Kahuna,

Still not clear to me because I don't know exactly what Jay has in his airplane. Does your replacement fit the "Original Lightweight Rectangular 55W Light Kits", Duckworks p/n...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,022
Posted By Stevea
-7 console parts in a -6

Vince,

I fit the -7 center console into a -6. It took some minor modification at both the front and back ends, and a fiberglass layup to complete. But it turned out to be fairly easy to do and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Stevea
Buy a 1/4 female to 3/8 male adapter. Works for...

Buy a 1/4 female to 3/8 male adapter. Works for me.
Forum: Safety 01-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,455
Posted By Stevea
Not to steal the spotlight from any of Jason's...

Not to steal the spotlight from any of Jason's effort......but I'll be down the row in H-31, working on the last few squawks before flight test. (Or maybe I'll be at his hangar, looking at a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By Stevea
It is buried in the FAQ...

It is buried in the FAQ section:

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Gauge_Install.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By Stevea
Thumbs up Finally.....engine start

Amazing what happens when a working controller is installed. We have engine noise. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By Stevea
Smile Brian, Two things: 1. PM sent. 2. What Mike...

Brian,

Two things:

1. PM sent.

2. What Mike said. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By Stevea
LASAR control box is dead

A huge thanks to Rosie for helping me sort this out. :D

At least I now know I have working mags, and a dead control box. Unfortunately, the control box is no longer supported by anyone and can not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,258
Posted By Stevea
It is going to take some glass build up on one...

It is going to take some glass build up on one side or the other, or both, to get a thick enough flat surface to hold countersunk rivets. Build up the door to what it needs, then do the cowl side to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By Stevea
Rosie, thanks for the response. I think we're...

Rosie, thanks for the response. I think we're playing e-mail and phone tag at the moment. Hope to connect with you in the next few days.




Mike,
Yep, I know about the ACS switch configuration. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By Stevea
LASAR ignition - no spark

Any LASAR users out there that have dealt with "no spark" problems? Looking for advice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,739
Posted By Stevea
First engine start LASAR ignition problem - No spark

I have made several unsuccessful attempts at a first engine start. So far no success at turning avgas into airplane noise.

Here is what I have:
Lycoming O-360-A1A with factory installed Unison (now...
Forum: Steam Gauges 08-18-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,588
Posted By Stevea
I goes to +V G goes to ground S goes to the tank...

I goes to +V
G goes to ground
S goes to the tank sender

The info for Van's gages can be found here:
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Gauge_Install.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By Stevea
Found this on Van's website when I had the same...

Found this on Van's website when I had the same question:
http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/paint_brands.pdf

The powder coat is Cardinal brand, color GR-230.
http://www.cardinalpaint.com/

Any powder coat...
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