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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By DeeCee 57
been using the Xnaut, as mentioned by Amir above,...

been using the Xnaut, as mentioned by Amir above, for a couple of years now. The iPad mini is well cooled by the Xnaut and held in the right position by a short RAM mount. Having a dual USB outlet...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-22-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,118
Posted By DeeCee 57
off that list one can see that the RV-1 suffix...

off that list one can see that the RV-1 suffix was “stolen” by Grumman :p , but what is an RV-4T :confused:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By DeeCee 57
I’m also ordering 99% of my needed stuff thru...

I’m also ordering 99% of my needed stuff thru ACS, and have all the items listed in their wishlist.
Click them when needed and they are in the basket, pay, and presto they’re on the way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By DeeCee 57
Devils advocate biting ;) A tailwheeler is de...

Devils advocate biting ;)



A tailwheeler is de facto a better XC machine than a nose dragger... usually lighter and less draggy, e.g. more efficient.
Now about those passengers of yours :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,165
Posted By DeeCee 57
Jesse, having a similar problem here, any...

Jesse, having a similar problem here, any feedback on the outcome?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,770
Posted By DeeCee 57
have the foldable tow/push bar from ACS, original...

have the foldable tow/push bar from ACS, original fork with original length bolt, works good.

For pulling my mighty mount over longer distances, I use a waterski rope and handle tied around the TW...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-12-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,048
Posted By DeeCee 57
... and to add to the discussion, here's one more...

... and to add to the discussion, here's one more point:
Recycling!

Are the components, batteries et al, used in your future e-RV recyclable, yes/no, at what cost, at what energy?

Illusions, more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-12-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By DeeCee 57
Chris, talked some about fuel systems in this...

Chris, talked some about fuel systems in this thread https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191331

The original builder designed the fuel system with dual el pumps and a return line for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By DeeCee 57
well, my ship sports 1 engine driven + 2 facet...

well, my ship sports 1 engine driven + 2 facet pumps, all of em 2005 vintage. One of the facet is used for take-off, then switched off in the cruise, the other one is then switched on for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-11-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By DeeCee 57
anyone interested in having a chance of getting...

anyone interested in having a chance of getting those manufactured again contact Blake Frazier of https://www.f1aircraft.com fame.

Enough interest could tip the balance...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-11-2021, 03:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,455
Posted By DeeCee 57
is THE answer. You will save time and $$$$. Even...

is THE answer. You will save time and $$$$.
Even though u built a -4, meaning it was built and not merely assembled, if done to plans and manual, it will fly straight and level, and no major tweaking...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2021, 03:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,079
Posted By DeeCee 57
2 more picts. Had to shorten the refuel "snout"...

2 more picts. Had to shorten the refuel "snout" by about 15cm to prevent it from touching the canopy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2021, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,079
Posted By DeeCee 57
QuixoteAg & JoopSJ, paid 2939AUD$ as of March...

QuixoteAg & JoopSJ, paid 2939AUD$ as of March 2020. 2269AUD$ for the "Drum 25 Aircraft Tank Extra Grade" and 670AUD$ for the "12V Pump Kit". FedEx Delivery included.

Just be sure to order the right...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,079
Posted By DeeCee 57
I gotta admit that thanks to the virus my long...

I gotta admit that thanks to the virus my long haul project has been put on hold. Means I haven't tested the Turtle Pac with fuel, but hopefully will in the coming Spring/Summer months.
Deflating...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,263
Posted By DeeCee 57
mmmh... are those really smokers? Maybe it’s the...

mmmh... are those really smokers? Maybe it’s the picture’s lack of pixels, or maybe gotta clean those glasses, but the paint around the rivets looks intact.
Dirt telltales maybe?
Forum: Reviews 02-04-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By DeeCee 57
same here :) Got them installed about 6 weeks...

same here :)
Got them installed about 6 weeks ago, straight replacement for the older stuff I had. Ordered grey with black hardware, shoulder cushions, and they shipped the same day as ordered!

Good...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By DeeCee 57
impressive :D

impressive :D
Forum: Safety 02-04-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By DeeCee 57
well, there’s a fantastic web function, either...

well, there’s a fantastic web function, either directly here or thru your usual browser, called “search”.
Using this might lead you, amongst others, to this thread:...
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By DeeCee 57
Bought my ship, installed one G5... Noticed I...

Bought my ship, installed one G5...
Noticed I didn’t watch the standby ASI anymore...
Installed a 2nd G5, both with back/up battery...
Got rid of the standby instruments altogether...
Before...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,111
Posted By DeeCee 57
Hi Mickey, I ordered the dry transfer sheet from...

Hi Mickey, I ordered the dry transfer sheet from the UK, see link below. You can choose any font, any size, and any color you like.

https://www.approved.co.uk/drytransfers.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,111
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thumbs up Redid and resprayed my panel Dec 2019, lettering...

Redid and resprayed my panel Dec 2019, lettering applied free handed as the panel is riveted as per plans...
Used my text program to fill out an A4 size page of needed captions and spare letters &...
Forum: RV-4 02-02-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By DeeCee 57
my build took many years, and, “unfortunately”...

my build took many years, and, “unfortunately” avionics evolved by the day. Designed and cut-out 3 of them panels, each time using a new blank. Cost is pretty lo, simple 90° bend on the bottom.
Said...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By DeeCee 57
yep, annoying stuff... #3 sure is (woz) the best...

yep, annoying stuff...

#3 sure is (woz) the best solution...
Another one would be to install the 2 piece seal, permits one to apply some sealant on the perimeter of the seal for a better clamping on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By DeeCee 57
what year?

what year?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,139
Posted By DeeCee 57
no, never lost one yet, despite international...

no, never lost one yet, despite international shipping... Maybe your probe wasn't lost by AvLab?
And one reason I always keep the canister with the drained oil until I get that report ;)

Been quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,910
Posted By DeeCee 57
chick or not, anybody coming along knows the...

chick or not, anybody coming along knows the whole flight will be experimental, and that includes the aircraft :D
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,668
Posted By DeeCee 57
Sam, long time gone, might have been an Altifeet...

Sam, long time gone, might have been an Altifeet :D
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altimeter

oh well, let’s call it an instrument :)
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,668
Posted By DeeCee 57
Balloon? Testing my tanks beginning of the 90s,...

Balloon? Testing my tanks beginning of the 90s, Vans recommend using an altimeter... you might check the period RVator...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,276
Posted By DeeCee 57
howly cow! Thanks for sharing and kinda...

howly cow! Thanks for sharing and kinda maintaining your calm... I’d be mad, guess you were too. Hope you find a way out...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-29-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By DeeCee 57
stunning picts & contrast :cool: Thanks! Visited...

stunning picts & contrast :cool: Thanks!
Visited Sedona (carrier in the skies...) in some rental spamcan some 15 years ago or so, vividly remember our visit... midst summer, temps in the upper 100s,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By DeeCee 57
Bud, there are quite a few thread on VAF re the...

Bud, there are quite a few thread on VAF re the Rotec TBI. Since I was interested in the device I searched them, best I found is this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By DeeCee 57
A couple of G5s as primary, an AV-20-S as...

A couple of G5s as primary, an AV-20-S as back-up, no need for anything else :cool:
Forum: Safety 01-25-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By DeeCee 57
... and here we go... again :D

... and here we go... again :D
Forum: International 01-22-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks Hans, I'll sure do that, hopefully soon...

thanks Hans, I'll sure do that, hopefully soon :)

Funnily enough, I've had 2 Falcos before, flew the last one, HB-UOD, for some 7 years before coming back to aluminum...

I found the Falco having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By DeeCee 57
Define difficult?

Define difficult?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for the link SMRacer, excellent read and a...

thanks for the link SMRacer, excellent read and a good roundup of the general situation.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By DeeCee 57
Hi Richard, interesting story, sounds like a nice...

Hi Richard, interesting story, sounds like a nice RV you got there ;) And thanks for sharing.

Mickey has a good point, drawing a diagram of your fuel system is a good idea.

I will keep my comment...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,732
Posted By DeeCee 57
yep, I can only echo fixnflyguy... Worked 20...

yep, I can only echo fixnflyguy...

Worked 20 years as an A&P for the airline here in EU. It took this time for me to realise that pilots were earning way more to work way less. So I stopped moaning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,952
Posted By DeeCee 57
old wives tales die hard... ;) My experience:...

old wives tales die hard... ;)

My experience: Carbed O-360 with standard Vans FAB. Several hundred hours of flying in sometimes pretty hard weather, hot & cold, rain, mist, clouds, icing, etc.
Never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,371
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 n82rb :cool: Call me stupid, but the...

+1 n82rb :cool:

Call me stupid, but the popularity of the -9 variants always surprised me. It was supposed to be an economical cruiser...
Installing 320s, 360s (any higher bid?) in a -9 beats the...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,639
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thumbs up Oyez, oyez, oyez Wise words, +1

Oyez, oyez, oyez



Wise words, +1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By DeeCee 57
my 2005 ride has been running AVGAS on one, and...

my 2005 ride has been running AVGAS on one, and MOGAS on the other tank, for the whole time. Neither leaks nor blisters :cool:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,810
Posted By DeeCee 57
Flying professionally and privately since >40...

Flying professionally and privately since >40 years (:eek:), mainly living in the EU, used GPS since it’s debut, who remembers the first no-database Garmin 100? OMG :D

GPS outage, when, where?
Twice...
Forum: RV-3 01-14-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 on previous posts. Your question ain’t -3...

+1 on previous posts.
Your question ain’t -3 specific, rather relevant to any FP propped aircraft...

Missing is the other most important data: go WOT and give us altitude and RPM. Assuming your...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-13-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,609
Posted By DeeCee 57
quit trying to build The Perfect RV... have yet...

quit trying to build The Perfect RV... have yet to see one :D

One tough thing I had to learn was pride erosion :o
In the beginning I told myself I'm gonna build only one aircraft in my life, so it's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,810
Posted By DeeCee 57
my 2c, here goes: When I bought my ship, I...

my 2c, here goes:

When I bought my ship, I replaced the obsolete non-8.33 COM with the 225A...
Later I added dual G5 and a GNX 375. And would buy a 255A if it were today...

The 375 guides you with...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-13-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,123
Posted By DeeCee 57
that would be very quick work! My hangar...

that would be very quick work! My hangar neighbour had stripes "only" applied on his -7 by a pro, and that took the better part of a working week...

Attractive scheme, well done!
Now I sure know...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks a bunch guys! Super Dave, sure will help...

Thanks a bunch guys!

Super Dave, sure will help :)
I was on Reggie's site but didn't find too much of the info I was looking for. Now you're talking! Will bookmark and go thru these threads.
My unit...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By DeeCee 57
Interesting stuff Dave. Any source and maybe step...

Interesting stuff Dave. Any source and maybe step by step procedure somewhere?
My ship sports a VM1000 and all indices good, but for the FF, which is working but flashes continuously...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By DeeCee 57
stating the obvious here, every wire and pin has...

stating the obvious here, every wire and pin has to be in its correct position. There are plenty of schematics in the G5 and the other Garmin LRU's. Important to pick the relevant ones and precisely...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,123
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for the FB Scroll. Still, 22-25 lbs seems...

thanks for the FB Scroll.

Still, 22-25 lbs seems a lot, yes I might be wrong. Guess there are also quite some differences depending on the scheme, layers, and so on...

Xcuse the thread drift guys.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,123
Posted By DeeCee 57
Question I sometimes wonder about these kind of...

I sometimes wonder about these kind of estimates... is that the weight of used materials solely? Does it take into consideration that most of the spray will not end up on the object? Is there an...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,639
Posted By DeeCee 57
wise words from David. More thoughts for...

wise words from David.

More thoughts for reflection:
Looking at the situation as you describe it (never built a -10 myself) your quoted 10 years building time seems realistic, unless there is a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-12-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,681
Posted By DeeCee 57
not necessary for the plate if you are sure you...

not necessary for the plate if you are sure you applied enough sealant on the mating surfaces before joining, but certainly on each rivet head.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,079
Posted By DeeCee 57
here's my inflated F/O ;) 25USG drum from...

here's my inflated F/O ;)

25USG drum from TurtlePac, see link in post #3... also available in 33USG, though you'd have to check on dimensions. Too big for my ship since I have manual flaps which...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-11-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 318,410
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks for your blog Dave, interesting, well...

Thanks for your blog Dave, interesting, well written with a good choice of pictures :cool:

Interesting to read how you encountered the same problems (ex. bulkhead flanges, etc, etc), plan...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,668
Posted By DeeCee 57
originally no tank-spar attachment brackets......

originally no tank-spar attachment brackets... but who knows :confused:

Maybe you can try to have a look at the space between the spar and the rear tank baffle using a flashlight/mirror...
I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By DeeCee 57
and the same applies to the hardware,...

and the same applies to the hardware, non-magnetizable metal screws, nuts and washers. Just use the ones supplied.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By DeeCee 57
Jay, I learned one thing about avionics install,...

Jay, I learned one thing about avionics install, be methodical...

Whilst my craft sports a slightly different config than yours, there must be similarities. My panel has dual G5s coupled to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,104
Posted By DeeCee 57
"built it yourself?" "nope, but bought it myself"...

"built it yourself?"
"nope, but bought it myself" :D

Some very good advice in the preceding posts.
There has been quite some evolution in kit aircraft building over the years... a short (and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,973
Posted By DeeCee 57
Wink There is another effective descent technique,...

There is another effective descent technique, with the speed staying well below Vne... it's called the spin... :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,368
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks flyboykelly, I stand corrected... and...

thanks flyboykelly, I stand corrected... and would have thought they’d use the BTU as a unit for the cooling work done.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,368
Posted By DeeCee 57
says 450W = 37.5A on 12V Thirsty app, but doable...

says 450W = 37.5A on 12V

Thirsty app, but doable if you have a good power source.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,657
Posted By DeeCee 57
Not entirely sure about that Mel... your loaf of...

Not entirely sure about that Mel... your loaf of bread was probably way cheaper in 93 than it was when you sold that RV. I guess it’s called inflation...
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