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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,035
Posted By F1R
Sam Buchanan posted a bird strike dent repair...

Sam Buchanan posted a bird strike dent repair thread about a year ago.
Went from a nasty/impossible looking mess to virtually not detectable.
There were great photos in the thread.

1" plywood LE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,482
Posted By F1R
Hartzell Overture

https://youtu.be/8dR2zUf_zQw?t=91
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By F1R
12V heating pads that insert between the cushion...

12V heating pads that insert between the cushion and seat cover do a lot for back seat passenger comfort.

Another way to send hot air aft from the front is a thin flat nozzle(think F-117 engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Ice
Views: 3,527
Posted By F1R
Sam B and RV8iator nailed it. US gov't made an...

Sam B and RV8iator nailed it.

US gov't made an RW icing intro film that has a lot of info useful to RV altitudes and weather. https://youtu.be/NfLE-EcnrVQ
Practical lesson to the previous gov't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,624
Posted By F1R
I think this re-qualifies your wife as a...

I think this re-qualifies your wife as a keeper.:D A lot of wives would consider a flight in an RV at -53C OAT and monitoring that the O2 was still flowing a deal breaker.
I do like your...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-20-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,421
Posted By F1R
Competition

If VW could be motivated to enter the AC engine market , I suspect the price would drop considerably.
Forum: RV-3 01-12-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,421
Posted By F1R
I agree with the bending adjustment solution...

I agree with the bending adjustment solution idea.

One more idea.. Not knowing how much length of straight socket and shaft are available, try and achieve the desired alignment with the through...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-08-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,318
Posted By F1R
Was he in the back? or the pax seat? restrained...

Was he in the back? or the pax seat? restrained or just very relaxed? Any previous flight time in other AC or was it a one and only flight?

I have been getting my shepsky used to taxi and take off...
Forum: Safety 01-06-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Sticky: RV Survival Kit
Views: 3,425
Posted By F1R
Don't be silly, the magazines can be used to...

Don't be silly, the magazines can be used to start a fire or come handy if out of toilet paper
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,974
Posted By F1R
Temperature of Gases Vented in a thermal runanway?

Has anyone measured the temperature of the gases at the exit point of the battery case? Just curious as what temperature rating the vent lines would need to be to resist shrinking or melting?
Forum: RV-3 01-01-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,421
Posted By F1R
WHAT diameter are the main legs at the gear...

WHAT diameter are the main legs at the gear sockets in the engine mount?

Any chance you can have a machine shop mill the holes in the gear legs oversize to 5/8 or 3/4" and then press in solid ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By F1R
MW 50

If you install your own methanol water injection and run enough hours at 75% to full power with the water/methanol on, it will look virtually new and just assembled.

Do a you tube search for MW50 on...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,469
Posted By F1R
I would think it simpler to make a custom seat to...

I would think it simpler to make a custom seat to move a smaller person forward, so that the engine controls, rudder pedals and panel are all within easy reach when the shoulder snd lap belts are in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,702
Posted By F1R
Regardless of rules and interpretations and...

Regardless of rules and interpretations and personal beliefs, IF you fly long enough for enough years eventually you will get caught on top of a cloud deck with no battery and no alternator. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,425
Posted By F1R
LOW risk reliable pre heat

For what the value of your Lycoming and cowling are worth, these heaters are limited to 75deg F. https://www.aircraftheaters.com/aircraftheaters

No blistered paint on your cowling, and no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,622
Posted By F1R
Keep a good diary. I am sure most of the VAF...

Keep a good diary. I am sure most of the VAF crowd would love to read the details.

One of the most riveting books I have ever read is "81 Days Below Zero" about a WWII test pilot who survived a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,622
Posted By F1R
A 1200 or 1500 watt hair drier is less intense...

A 1200 or 1500 watt hair drier is less intense than a heat gun and will easily let the ice slide off the blades. If it is just heavy frost, an expired credit card works well as a plastic...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,460
Posted By F1R
TW Shimmy is most often a result of other than...

TW Shimmy is most often a result of other than ideal castor angle.
Lesser contributors are pivot bushing slop and /or TW spring too soft or loose clamping of the leaf stack.

I have never...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,430
Posted By F1R
+1

A big highlight on Bob's suggestion

The Royco 782 is worth every penny for the higher flashpoint. There have been a lot of brake fluid fires over the years with the 5606 fluid.

A lot of people...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,375
Posted By F1R
If you fly long enough, eventually you can be...

If you fly long enough, eventually you can be that guy landing that is not making any radio calls. Ask me how I know. Just this past Nov 11, All appeared to normal and in order. The tx light would...
Forum: Safety 11-05-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,981
Posted By F1R
https://airflightdisaster.com/seawind-saga-pilot-who-crashed-in-lake-michigan-had-7-c

Copy the long version in the title box and search for that. PM sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,574
Posted By F1R
Smile OR you could drain the same amount into an empty...

OR you could drain the same amount into an empty gatorade bottle you keep in the tool kit for the job. Odds are there will be no water and you can then pour it back into your tank, or take it home...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By F1R
As a general rule, if you can fly a Pitts, you...

As a general rule, if you can fly a Pitts, you can fly almost anything.

The S2 is a great training machine.

As with most flight training one of the biggest things is the quality, background and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,465
Posted By F1R
Multiple issues in your opening...

Multiple issues in your opening post.

Performance ... You can buy an Extra 330 as an experimental or a certified aircraft. DO you want to study and qualify to do your own inspections and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,402
Posted By F1R
Just an idea to try. Normally before reducing...

Just an idea to try. Normally before reducing the power lever for decent from cruise flight Lycoming advises richening the mixture. I used to wonder why. A few years of wondering had me as a...
Forum: The RV Grin 10-15-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,837
Posted By F1R
I am not passing judgement or saying do or don't....

I am not passing judgement or saying do or don't.
Very simply, like Gash, I felt compelled to offer food for thought.
In the last 3 years I have lost 2 friends to power lines including the pilot...
Forum: The RV Grin 10-15-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,837
Posted By F1R
http://https://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/...

http://https://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2020/A20W0072/A20W0072.html

From the report:

"Wreckage analysis
When the aircraft collided with the power line, the aircraft contacted the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,054
Posted By F1R
With your EFI /SDS system what is the approximate...

With your EFI /SDS system what is the approximate flow rate in Litres per minute with an IO 540 full power at take off?

And the same number for cruise?


Consumption in cruise will be about 1 L per...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,860
Posted By F1R
Talking Get Some Itis

Would it be thread drift beyond limits to add Get Some Itis :eek: to the psychological risk group?:D:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By F1R
An alternative and simple solution is to use a...

An alternative and simple solution is to use a pitot mast that also has the static ports coaxial like the Gretz Aero company used to sell (and perhaps still does)

This could be mounted on an...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-03-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,802
Posted By F1R
Wet Feet

What lake were you overhead at the 6 minute mark in the video?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,130
Posted By F1R
Thunder Bay used to be a good stop, but for a few...

Thunder Bay used to be a good stop, but for a few recent years has almost criminal fuel prices and ramp charges. If going east or west consider Kakabeka Falls just a few minutes west. it has a well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,345
Posted By F1R
Digging a bit deeper

Well Dan I must thank you for posting your response.

In an effort to fully understand what the cause could be.
The factory Lyc. filter housing does have a bypass that would open and allow excess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,345
Posted By F1R
I agree with your logic, however we tried both a...

I agree with your logic, however we tried both a few times and I am quite confident in the observations and temperature changes.
If I can find some new in box old filters I will make a video.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,345
Posted By F1R
NOT QUITE THE SAME FLOW

The Champion has 2 x the # of holes between the O ring and the centre hole.

I will try to post a photo later.
http://https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/search/search.php?s=champion%20oil%20filter

The...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-26-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,862
Posted By F1R
One more thing to look at.

Have a very very close look at the torque tube right beside the weld where the actuator arm / bellcrank joins the torque tube.

It is rare but I have seen a virtually undetectable crack in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-25-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By F1R
WTF

Am I am a time warp? I thought we went through this with Lycomings just a few years ago? One would think they would be closely verifying the bushing size and seating pressure after the first AD. ...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,574
Posted By F1R
Wolfgangsee Splash

https://youtu.be/XqtmCh_PFGE

I think Wolfgang might have seen the water a moment too late. It really shows how dangerous glassy water is, ( difficult to judge your distance above it )

The gear in...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,574
Posted By F1R
If you are truly keen to get experience landing...

If you are truly keen to get experience landing on water, next time you attend "sun and fun " in Florida, plan well ahead and contact Harry Shannon at Amphibians Plus....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,206
Posted By F1R
Screwless Spinner

Im not sure if it can be searched with the new format forum, but it has been posted with great detail in photos and text.

Dr Glass Innovation did a nice job again.
Forum: Safety 08-24-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,001
Posted By F1R
Cable movement as desired?

It does not happen often, (but it has been posted previously) throttle arms have been installed on servos incorrectly. Along with throttle quadrant cable hook up causing reverse cable movement. ...
Forum: Rocket 08-23-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,008
Posted By F1R
A common floor jack with a short adapter will...

A common floor jack with a short adapter will safely lift on the bottom gear leg foot. The adapter is a piece of half tube (or bent plate) that cradles the gear foot and top end of it catches the...
Forum: RV-15 08-20-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 59,257
Posted By F1R
Rocket version of the RV 15

https://youtu.be/uQTzObcXix4

If you need more seats and payload the Stallion should get the job done.
Forum: RV-15 08-18-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,709
Posted By F1R
Back Seat drivers

Well, yes if it's an Extra 330 or a Super cub, the back seat suits me just fine.

And if I get offered a ride in an F-18 or F15, YES, that would be just fine also.
Actually it would make my decade,...
Forum: RV-15 08-13-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,589
Posted By F1R
Your All Missing the Boat

Until you take off from a hot, dry prairie runway and land in a secluded, cool, high altitude lake, then you really have not had a taste of what aviation can really...
Forum: RV-15 08-10-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,561
Posted By F1R
RV 15 Dreaming

https://youtu.be/kf5mhRPIkws

Allison / RR for high altitude picnic escapes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,233
Posted By F1R
Why I won't fly a rotax

Fly a rotax? https://youtu.be/XTN68B4vry8

Why I won't fly a Rotax or any other alternator/ battery dependant fuel or ignition AC engine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,171
Posted By F1R
Where are you in Georgia? I might try and find...

Where are you in Georgia? I might try and find a local ag spraying base. They might have hangar space and a runway you can use.

Good Luck

Edit-

Pehaps try contacting Pierre Smith in...
Forum: Propellers 07-26-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,032
Posted By F1R
If anybody is inclined to help pull your AC by...

If anybody is inclined to help pull your AC by the blade roots make sure they take their rings off as even a smooth ring can apply more pressure to the trailing edge than it can support, causing...
Forum: Safety 07-08-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,647
Posted By F1R
What LOTS of energy sounds like

https://youtu.be/lM_ZtAFKlpI
Even the 104 was flown with an AOA indicator
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,498
Posted By F1R
Not all MT props have grease nipples(Zerks) The...

Not all MT props have grease nipples(Zerks) The only MT props I am familiar with do not have any. The bearings are greased at assembly time and then sealed with the o ring on the ferrule. They...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By F1R
Consider the APS "Black Steel" Nitrided discs. ...

Consider the APS "Black Steel" Nitrided discs. They should last several times longer than the originals. Aircraft Spruce sells them. You might need to contact APS via their web site to find the...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,221
Posted By F1R
Some dual aerobatic training with a good...

Some dual aerobatic training with a good instructor is a really great use of a few dollars. If you are in Georgia, Florida is not that far. Allan at Patty Wagstaff's school has a bunch of RV time.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-17-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By F1R
What trim controller?

There have been several trim controllers used over the years. - know your controller brand and how it operates
Initially I thought I had a wiring, switch or relay issue but it turned out to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,366
Posted By F1R
I don't know about the cat, but I doubt I could...

I don't know about the cat, but I doubt I could endure 3.5 hours without a leak any more.

Semi hot temperament- not a chance.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By F1R
I would like to see a photo of a happy dog in an...

I would like to see a photo of a happy dog in an RV posted in the RV Grin section.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,366
Posted By F1R
Tale of 2 cats

Definitely use a hard shell carrier like a pet taxi.

Perhaps try a car ride or a few. I have known 2 flying cats. The first one would get in the carrier on his own. Just set it down and tell him...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,626
Posted By F1R
Before you spend a wad of money on other ignition...

Before you spend a wad of money on other ignition systems, try this after it's been sitting for 30 minutes to 3 hours. mixture firmly cut off. Then one or two seconds of boost pump to pressurize...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By F1R
One more thing to look at.

Have a very close up look where the actuator arm is welded to the bellcrank tube.

Low probability of this being your issue but I have experienced the same symptoms where a hairline not very seeable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,526
Posted By F1R
I might be concerned about moving filter...

I might be concerned about moving filter contaminents back into the engine.

Lycoming suggests filling the cooler before starting the engine any time it is drained or has been removed. There...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 04-25-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,972
Posted By F1R
Try an F1 or F4

Before you build or buy you really should try on an F1 Rocket or the F4 Raider.
Forum: Rocket 04-14-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By F1R
Inverted Oil Valve body mounting on F1

Does anybody have photos of how they mounted their Inverted Oil Valve body on their F1 Rocket?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,182
Posted By F1R
Open Cockpit

To the OP , perhaps try an open cockpit biplane or even a monoplane.

You get the wind and freedom combined with a flying fix at the same time.

Try a flight in a Lockwood Air Cam some breathless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,470
Posted By F1R
I suppose that is why my dog lifts a leg to put...

I suppose that is why my dog lifts a leg to put out the hydrant fires?
So far is is only preventative practice as we have never found one ablaze.
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