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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Low Pass
Be careful but diligent cleaning out the aluminum...

Be careful but diligent cleaning out the aluminum threads. Last time I did a spark plug it was pretty fouled and nasty. Once I chased the threads and cleaned it up, the coil went in uneventfully. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By Low Pass
No photo, but I've sketched what I built. Ugly...

No photo, but I've sketched what I built. Ugly as sin, but it works. Vertical component is a piece of ~7/16 steel tubing. Fastener attaching tubing to spring assembly is an AN hex bolt. Piece...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,980
Posted By Low Pass
I've broken several in this manner. It's a weak...

I've broken several in this manner. It's a weak point in the system. Eventually changed the aft linkage out to a homebrew arrangement.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-20-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By Low Pass
Slider Canopy Crank

I've always thought it'd be neat to have a canopy crank system. Think old fighter planes. Anyone ever seen this done? I have a design in my mind, but am not too proud that I wouldn't toss it and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Low Pass
Sorry for the photo. This is the best I have on...

Sorry for the photo. This is the best I have on hand. Most of the bracket is hidden behind the plastic holder. Imagine a trapezoidal shaped piece of aluminum with one 3/4" flange wide enough to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Low Pass
My phone is on a custom aluminum mount that...

My phone is on a custom aluminum mount that attaches to the panel using the top two right side panel attach screws (just above where you've attached yours). I have an Otter Box clip attached to the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-15-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Low Pass
Sounds good. I'll reach out to you. Thanks

Sounds good. I'll reach out to you.

Thanks
Forum: Primers 07-14-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Low Pass
Any comments on the durability of this product as...

Any comments on the durability of this product as compared to epoxy? I like the simplicity. But the DP50 I used on my first project was amazingly tough.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-14-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,347
Posted By Low Pass
95 years, one wife for 62 years, 6 airplanes...

95 years, one wife for 62 years, 6 airplanes built and many Oshkosh visits. That's a life well lived!!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-14-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Low Pass
Second. I'll take it if Oly doesn't want it.

Second. I'll take it if Oly doesn't want it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-11-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By Low Pass
Stick grip

I'll take your deal. PM me and we can discuss the details.

Thanks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Low Pass
I've shot a lot of architectural and construction...

I've shot a lot of architectural and construction progress photos from my -8. Try a circular polarizer and wear dark clothing. That black disk is a good idea too. And practice flying with your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,686
Posted By Low Pass
This^^. Worked great for 10 years. Removed for...

This^^. Worked great for 10 years. Removed for a wingtip Archer installation to save some drag. Was not at all worth the effort.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By Low Pass
Unhappy Scam PM Notification Email?

Looks like I may have received a scam email notification of a new VAF PM. Need to change passwords now as I clicked the link to sign in and check it. And I just finished our extensive data systems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By Low Pass
You need an electrolyte for galvanic corrosion. ...

You need an electrolyte for galvanic corrosion. I.e., dirty or salty water. If dry, you should have no problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,532
Posted By Low Pass
So much reliance on GPS. A sensitive,...

So much reliance on GPS. A sensitive, interconnected system...... Seems overly ripe for hacking or other disruption. But clearly the "smart" people think otherwise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,918
Posted By Low Pass
Without too much effort, someone at Van's could...

Without too much effort, someone at Van's could model the benefit of an early announcement of price increase and the potential orders received. They collect the cash on a down payment to hold the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,918
Posted By Low Pass
It used to be called inflation. But that's now...

It used to be called inflation. But that's now just another prohibited word.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,371
Posted By Low Pass
All RVs are slightly different from one another. ...

All RVs are slightly different from one another. Some more than others. You need to know how yours behaves. Yes, fwd slip may quite likely unport the fuel pickup (if the high tank is selected). ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,507
Posted By Low Pass
But you'd need an electrolyte for galvanic or...

But you'd need an electrolyte for galvanic or electrolytic corrosion, yes? Should be zero back on the bottom of no 3 cylinder, where this occurred.

I have no suggestion as to the exact type of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,507
Posted By Low Pass
It broke in about the only way probable. It...

It broke in about the only way probable. It twisted off with plug removal leaving most of the threaded portion in the cylinder head. I use nickel based never seize on adapters and plugs every time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,102
Posted By Low Pass
Another solution

This easy mod has worked well for me for ~20, 21 years. Drill out the outboard connection to .250+". Cut and install a section of .250" steel rod through the inner and outer connections. Use a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,507
Posted By Low Pass
After just having to extract a broken one, I'd...

After just having to extract a broken one, I'd advocate for a 400 hr life limit. I had one break at ~~500 hrs. I know these aren't cheap, but trust me, you don't want to have to deal with this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By Low Pass
Follow up on this issue. The tall pad seems to...

Follow up on this issue. The tall pad seems to have made a major improvement. We can now have normal flying conversations! Thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,514
Posted By Low Pass
I'd probably try it. Would be very surprised if...

I'd probably try it. Would be very surprised if an oscillating saw would generate respirable particle sizes (~5 microns ?). That's if it's actually cutting and not burning the material. But wear a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,273
Posted By Low Pass
Nice guy. Yeah, they send certified letters with...

Nice guy. Yeah, they send certified letters with a smile.

Second or third on letting your buddies and neighbors know you're inviting a Fed to the hangar that day. Had a Fed walk into a private...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By Low Pass
Appreciate all the info. I did just spot the...

Appreciate all the info. I did just spot the Sierra add for "youth" and small people. Very interesting!

Thanks also for all the in-ear posts, but that's not working right now. I've tried the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By Low Pass
Headset for a Small Person

My girlfriend is pretty small and is not having good luck with a properly fitting headset. I've tried a Lightspeed Zulu and Clarity Aloft. I've tried springing the headband tighter on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,209
Posted By Low Pass
Didn't say get rid of it all. Just trying to...

Didn't say get rid of it all. Just trying to keep it all in perspective. There's a price to pay for a modern lifestyle. And an even bigger price to pay for a primitive lifestyle.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,209
Posted By Low Pass
Bingo. And availability in the region period, if...

Bingo. And availability in the region period, if the EPA has declared it a non attainment area. Only thing available for 100 miles from my home is the reformulated garbage.

As for the health...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-01-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,268
Posted By Low Pass
Synthetic vision is almost as big of a step...

Synthetic vision is almost as big of a step forward as was GPS over VOR/ADF for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,911
Posted By Low Pass
...just don't get it stuck in there!!!

...just don't get it stuck in there!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,822
Posted By Low Pass
My first impression is a problem with the...

My first impression is a problem with the elastomeric engine mounts. But I believe you have an imbalance to excite the system. No reciprocating aircraft engine experience to match this condition,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,581
Posted By Low Pass
Original design

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Original design drawings. OP, looks like it was built per the plans.
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,078
Posted By Low Pass
Very critical structural element in the area just...

Very critical structural element in the area just below the canopy rail on the sides. Good idea for all around access, but it would be a big challenge to interrupt this item.

As for the cordless...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,581
Posted By Low Pass
Late to the party but I installed "altered" flap...

Late to the party but I installed "altered" flap push rods. I recall doing this for clearance concerns, and not wanting to cut a bigger hole in the side of the fuselage. I didn't feel comfortable...
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,511
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,756
Posted By Low Pass
This. And they're calibrated regularly.

This. And they're calibrated regularly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,260
Posted By Low Pass
Barb fittings do just fine (single, "Y", etc.). ...

Barb fittings do just fine (single, "Y", etc.). But be careful with the one on the regulator. They will break and then no more oxygen!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-12-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,584
Posted By Low Pass
I used that saw to cut all the steel for my...

I used that saw to cut all the steel for my hangar doors. Excellent tool! That's easily the best value tool HF sells currently. Amazing for $99 (on sale). And you can buy aftermarket stands and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,033
Posted By Low Pass
Hearing all the discussions here and on some of...

Hearing all the discussions here and on some of the Oshkosh threads about their favorite anchor system or this rope versus straps, etc. - I wonder what the anchor point in the wing of an RV is good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,554
Posted By Low Pass
Yep. That's how I did it. I believe I did put...

Yep. That's how I did it. I believe I did put the flying bottle in the refrigerator before. Recall seeing ~~300 psi improvement after.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,264
Posted By Low Pass
OK. I know I should just let it go, but here...

OK. I know I should just let it go, but here goes. Could I ask that if we have to continue to be lectured to on this topic, even *after* Oshkosh, that could be limited to the thread on the topic?? ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,231
Posted By Low Pass
Second this. It wouldn't have made this many...

Second this. It wouldn't have made this many years in a humid environment. That poor engine needs usage. Operate it more, and the numbers might flatten out. Be very sure to check the screen and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,554
Posted By Low Pass
I interpreted the remarks as meaning, can one use...

I interpreted the remarks as meaning, can one use an oxygen concentrator to facilitate filling a bottle for flying use? Short answer is, yes after adding much complexity, cost and hazard. You'd...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for the responses. Good information!

Thanks for the responses. Good information!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,264
Posted By Low Pass
I would agree.

I would agree.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,347
Posted By Low Pass
Cylinder Repair Shop Recommendations

Might be needing a reputable cylinder repair/overhaul shop in the Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana area. Anyone have a shop they've used lately and might recommend?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Low Pass
Recommend getting one with the high back, for...

Recommend getting one with the high back, for naps. Those short/tiny backpack chairs are OK for...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,724
Posted By Low Pass
So. We don't have 300 meters safety zone on...

So. We don't have 300 meters safety zone on either side of the runway, but we do have mowing on and near the strip. I know how incredibly unsafe this may sound (spontaneous human combustion and die...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,439
Posted By Low Pass
How about a hoist of some type and a bosuns...

How about a hoist of some type and a bosuns chair?

https://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/catalog/large/10406940.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,918
Posted By Low Pass
This ^^. RVs can be landed in a pretty short...

This ^^. RVs can be landed in a pretty short distance, but not over an obstacle. My shortest landing was somewhere in the 330-ft range, on asphalt with me, half tanks, no baggage, sea level. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,471
Posted By Low Pass
Started with the old birthday and name initials. ...

Started with the old birthday and name initials. But that got old real fast. Now it's sweet and short - N8ZN.

A buddy who works for NASA has N 594CE. Looks pretty good from a slight angle.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-01-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,702
Posted By Low Pass
This ^^^. I have four, and I use screw type...

This ^^^. I have four, and I use screw type grounding bar with substantial wire interconnections back to central ground point. No issues for 21 years.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-25-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,568
Posted By Low Pass
I appreciate that point. But then why did RV...

I appreciate that point. But then why did RV change the airfoil? I would have thought it contributed fairly significantly.
Forum: Tools 06-24-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,036
Posted By Low Pass
Reversing *not* in the wrist?! Might have to...

Reversing *not* in the wrist?! Might have to look at that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,381
Posted By Low Pass
Good info. I'll add the listening to the...

Good info. I'll add the listening to the alternator to my preflight inspection. Never know what else might be rubbing or clanking around...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,568
Posted By Low Pass
Very inspirational, Greg. A similarly equipped...

Very inspirational, Greg. A similarly equipped -9 is my next project, once I get some irons out of the fire. The option of alternate fuels, SDS, and the larger engine makes for a nice combination. ...
Forum: Tools 06-24-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,036
Posted By Low Pass
No. There are two. Mine work well.

No. There are two. Mine work well.
Forum: Safety 06-23-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,746
Posted By Low Pass
I personally wouldn't care for the rubbing on my...

I personally wouldn't care for the rubbing on my neck from the centrally mounted strap. But that's me. Also, I don't find the separate shoulder attachment to be an issue in flight when the straps...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-21-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,891
Posted By Low Pass
Have used the service before. Nice alternative. ...

Have used the service before. Nice alternative. Just think about packing a folding luggage dolly in your box, or account for some other means to haul your things aound.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,887
Posted By Low Pass
Congratulations to Van's Aircraft. I remember...

Congratulations to Van's Aircraft. I remember being impressed seeing 2,000 completed kits! And they just keep improving. Very nice work!!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-21-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,891
Posted By Low Pass
Exactly. Unless I'm backpacking, it's the...

Exactly. Unless I'm backpacking, it's the low-dollar vinyl twin mattress. Inflate to comfort. If I have company - not backpacking - it's the double vinyl. Repairable with duct or Gorilla tape. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,429
Posted By Low Pass
OK - I'll bite. What's the concern about a flat...

OK - I'll bite. What's the concern about a flat in the hangar? Am I lucky having had only one flat in 21 years. And that was on a runway and due to my preventable stupidity.
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