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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,948
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
My last bike was an 02 Dyna Wide Glide Harley...

My last bike was an 02 Dyna Wide Glide Harley with the loudest pipes I could get. It's amazing that people still tried to drive on my lane with me in it.
I didn't sell it cause people trying to...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-10-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
SDS heaven

I love it. I just Looks like somebody needs to do some programing of their SDS installation.
I just installed the SDS EM-5F in my RV-6A 0-360 and understand the situation.
Adjust mixture knob...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,351
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Element camp

I am in the Element camp for sure. We have them in the race cars, trucks, cars, both sides of both my shops, airplane, hanger x 2, and kitchen. Never need servicing. Work like a flare.
The dry...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-08-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,493
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
You need to get a case of spray brake/electronic...

You need to get a case of spray brake/electronic cleaner. To wash off where you can't see. Do not be cheap with it. Spray like you're trying to kill Yellow Jackets. It will clean any areas you can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
What really matters is if you totally screw up...

What really matters is if you totally screw up and take off with them on the wing. Ha Ha.
AND wonder why the ANR part of your headset isn't working and thinking the batteries are dead.
He actually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,161
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
The bad

Loosing the locking mechanism isn't so bad, sometimes is good.
I was flyin sideways the other day and a screw driver fell out of it's hiding place and almost screwed the driver. Now that's not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,562
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Ah come on! What else do you have to do with all...

Ah come on! What else do you have to do with all your money. Changing oil is fun, right?
I change mine every 25 hours or so.
Our aircraft engines have so much clearance piston to wall it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Better not forget to latch and it falls through...

Better not forget to latch and it falls through somebodies roof. OOPS!!!
Forum: Tools 03-31-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Bolted to a piece of plywood and put in a strong...

Bolted to a piece of plywood and put in a strong box size of DRDT. filled with peanuts as full as you can. Then spend the shipping money
Art
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I would never install anything land based in any...

I would never install anything land based in any aircraft I own even if somebody would pay for it and install if for free.
Period!!! Is that solid enough?
I have had GPS since it first came out.
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Good question. If you have the money and dry...

Good question.
If you have the money and dry storage, I would order all the kits sans avionics if I do it again and I will in a couple more years down the road.
You can always sell if you don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,161
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
WOW as long as my nuts are secure and in the...

WOW as long as my nuts are secure and in the right place I ain't gonna complain.
Art
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-28-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I'm in the Proseal only camp also. I've removed...

I'm in the Proseal only camp also. I've removed them with the real thin putty knife sharpened to a chisel point and a little heat. Slowly it is possible and clean up is a breeze. Go for it.
Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,898
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Food for thought

I have 10 brothers and sisters. I am #7 in the run and two more that never seen the light of day. I am 69 years old and still here looking at the flowers.
Four of my siblings are gone. Three next...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-26-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Pitot v/s tie down situation

Yes it is close. Could cause a problem if you don't pay attention to the rope angle. Just move plane over a bit.
My plane lives in a hangar so no problems at home.
I'm careful when away. And I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-22-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
If you are talking about the 6 port one. Van's...

If you are talking about the 6 port one. Van's may have some. I got two there a month ago for my SDS installations. Art
Hard to find used.
Forum: Reviews 03-20-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,302
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Well I've got dogs in the hunt. When realizing I...

Well I've got dogs in the hunt. When realizing I needed an Andair 6 port valve for my SDS injection installation. Called around and found Andair 6-8 weeks out. (BUT they did respond to my email the...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
6" yoke

If you want to upgrade to a real neat deal get on Facebook Market place under RV forums.
There is a guy who makes a 6" yoke for the Numatx for $300.00
I ordered one and it is very well made and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,129
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Ya that $600.00 Alternator cost more than...

Ya that $600.00 Alternator cost more than $600.00
$625.00 Plus an $200.00 regulator plus tax and shipping depending on location. I just did it.
Yes I would do it again so's to have the juice when I...
Forum: Tools 03-18-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I own a Primeweld 225 and it works fine. Lots of...

I own a Primeweld 225 and it works fine. Lots of dials to play with.
You do need to learn how to run it.
I just welded a heavy 02 sensor bung onto my .035 Stainless Steel exhaust pipes for my...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
My aircraft lives on a pretty rough grass strip...

My aircraft lives on a pretty rough grass strip in southern Washington and the pants stay on. I just hose out the grass/mud if it gathers to much.
Art
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
All arguments aside. If you do NOT put in some...

All arguments aside. If you do NOT put in some sort of canopy release system you will regret it.
I bought an RV-6A that the builder just put pins in and jam nuts.
OK so I'm working on building up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Hey I got one for you. Don't ya love it when you...

Hey I got one for you.
Don't ya love it when you order something from X supplier and they say not in stock, won't be till 2 months later, so you cancel order and move on and order from somebody else...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-27-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Amazon has bunches and bunches of digital scales....

Amazon has bunches and bunches of digital scales. Most any one will get the job done. Put mixing container on first, then turn on, add desired amount of resin, use calculator to do the math. Put in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-26-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Ok can't send you the picture of the controller...

Ok can't send you the picture of the controller install but it is in the bay just forward of the pitot. When the tank is off you'll see an area to put it on a rib. I just about pulled out my last few...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-25-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Pictures of flying airplane Dynon AOA pitot...

Pictures of flying airplane Dynon AOA pitot install.
Art
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Correcting an error

OK I posted earlier that mounting on an inspection plate was ok. Well I just put a new AOA Dynon pitot in my RV-6A and I didn't do that. It was easy to install in the proper place per instructions in...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Dynon AOA

Get on line and order the Dynon heated as it has the AOA integrated into it. Buy the install kit and you get a bunch of fittings,hose,bushings,wire, etc. You will need to order the controller with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-22-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Protection done easy

Some people are going to ask. What do you so for an 0-360 four banger? Here's mine. Simple angle bolted on.
Art
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 984
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Shortage of supply

Just went through this problem. Tried to buy a high pressure Kavlico. It's about 4 months out so I had to buy the VDO
You mileage may be different. I tried a half dozen vendors including Dynon.
Art
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Same problem here (RV-6A) for a the last three...

Same problem here (RV-6A) for a the last three years. Well I found it. I am in the process of new panel, SDS install etc. Was under panel pulling out carpet, padding, firewall foam etc. And had an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I have a Dymo Rhino 4200 and it takes flat tape...

I have a Dymo Rhino 4200 and it takes flat tape and shrink tubing up to 3/4" black or white.
Good tool to have on the bench. NO clue how much I paid. It just works well.
Easy to change tapes and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,888
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Why is this a discussion? Just buy one

Buy cheap and get what you paid for. Spend some money and maybe you will be able to survive the situation.
50 years ago I worked at a car dealership for 2 months doing transition training to get...
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Quality is a good feeling

I'm with you. Tom's jobs are good stuff. I am in the process of installing SDS fuel and ignition and had him do all my firewall forward hoses. Good lookin stuff.
The old stuff was OOPS!!! """20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Nah! tis time to put in new upholstery you wanted...

Nah! tis time to put in new upholstery you wanted anyway. Ha Ha Ha
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
If your known properly flared AN fittings want to...

If your known properly flared AN fittings want to leak. You need to get some Del-Seals and use them as a sealer for the flare. Obviously they won't seal a cracked fitting, But those are rare.
They...
Forum: Tools 02-12-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I have a Numatx and agree with others. It's great...

I have a Numatx and agree with others. It's great for riveting but if you want crisp dimples even in .063 (which you are not supposed to dimple) you need the bashing of a hammer with the C-frame or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-12-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Summit racing has Aeromotive Teflon hose and...

Summit racing has Aeromotive Teflon hose and Aeroquip fittings.
Art
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,246
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
My 2001 facet was still doing it's job after 20...

My 2001 facet was still doing it's job after 20 years of service. Removed to install fuel injection requiring higher fuel pressure
Art
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-10-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 417
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
There are suppose to be screws in the four holes....

There are suppose to be screws in the four holes. The adaptor is held in by an o-ring and is a bugger to get out. I have the 20x20-3 valve. It takes a flat screw driver to pry them out. Look up your...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-06-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,219
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
SDS to the rescue

This guy Ross is one of the good ones. I was trying to figure out how to do this exact thing on my RV-6A injection install just the other day. Then I sees Ross's post about this very cool adaptor....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
0-360 here also. I change oil and filter every 25...

0-360 here also. I change oil and filter every 25 hrs. with 6 added burn down to about 4.5 then add a quart. Fly and repeat. Oil is the cheapest part of your engine. Oh ya the most important part...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
All models are pretty much the same except the...

All models are pretty much the same except the 4's and 8s are tandem. These are pictures from an RV-6 install with a T-cable on the wall.
This system only works for the pilot side anyway I think....
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,297
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Welcome Wedge You forgot something. Go to bank...

Welcome Wedge
You forgot something. Go to bank and get a big box of money.
Art
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,060
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
The biggest take away of all this thread sealant...

The biggest take away of all this thread sealant thread is "do not" apply it or anything to any female threads and it can't get into the lines.
No more leaks if done right anyway. Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Van's

I will say Van's aircraft is one of the standout companies in the world. Been dealing with them for over 30 years and have ZERO complaints. They don't have everything but what they do sell it is of a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
The last tank repairer didn't use to much...

The last tank repairer didn't use to much Proseal. He didn't mix it according to the 10-1 instructions. I have never had it not cure. I have a can of sealer and the hardener (been in refrigerator)...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Does your state charge Use/sales tax????? Then...

Does your state charge Use/sales tax????? Then you are responsible to pay it.
And yes they will find out when you register your plane. You get to pay current sales tax rates and fees per year on...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,497
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Pay the taxes up front and get it over with. Been...

Pay the taxes up front and get it over with. Been penalized and it isn't fun dealing with it. I have had to pay taxes a second time on some stuff when it wasn't spelled out on the paperwork.
As for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
easy peesy

To get them straight aligned on each end just walk over to a door way. Put the tube in the 90 degree corner of the jam and draw the line down.
Then use the paper trick to get to the other side.
Art
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,893
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
never again

I am solidly in the camp of NO gaskets of any kind. Had rubber swell, squeeze out, go to ^@^ in a hand basket. Cork weep and all the other problems. Been there done that. Proseal only. If it will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
results

Just sent a sample to Blackstone and got results back in about 5 days by email. Seems to me that's pretty fast.
Never had one take more than a week or so.
Art
Forum: Safety 01-30-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
If you install SDS injection system they require...

If you install SDS injection system they require a fuel return to the tanks.
If you put the -4 bulkhead fittings in now and just cap them off you will be happy you did if you ever need the return...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Hey, Larry so have I seen and done the wire trick...

Hey, Larry so have I seen and done the wire trick on windshields.
But, that is gonna be one small guy inside those tanks. Ha Ha.
I just removed the end caps on my tanks. Heat and a very thin putty...
Forum: Safety 01-29-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
That fly only got to fly for 4.5 hours. I built...

That fly only got to fly for 4.5 hours. I built and installed new tanks and then realized I had to pull them to install the return lined for SDS injection.
Glad I forgot the return lines. That...
Forum: Safety 01-29-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
New things in fuel

I built and installed new tanks on my RV-6A and then realized I needed return lines into the tanks.
A real ah shucks moment. But, that said they came off real easy.
There are no end to surprises...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
A roll of tape and a bunch on wedges and go fly....

A roll of tape and a bunch on wedges and go fly. It will be very obvious as to the correct wedge once flying. Long, short fat, skinny, all your choices.
Hey make it pink so it stands out that you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-29-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Friend of mine across the taxiway is running two...

Friend of mine across the taxiway is running two of the Lippo's and had one go dead after 3 months. I mean DEAD fast. Not like a lead acid battery that usually slowly dies. It was dead in minutes....
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,051
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Maybe that green weed from the 60's is legal in...

Maybe that green weed from the 60's is legal in Florida. I seen a car painted in the 60's when the guy was high on weed.
We had a good laugh. Wow again for the mess
Art
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
inspection plate strength

If one is concerned with the strength of the inspection plate which has a bunch of screws holding it in place anyway. Just make a new one out of .040 instead of the standard wing .025? And if that...
Forum: Tools 01-27-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
polishing the corners

OK I didn't invent this idea but it sure is cheap and works pretty good. Yes I've used the files of all sorts.
Chain saw files do a great job on the inside corners. But these are cheap and very...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
E-brake pictures

OK so I can't find the plan picture so I took some of the actual install.
Hope these help.' Art
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
solution to leaks

On my 1990 RV-6 plans there are complete instructions for installing the E brake system.
If it leaks one needs to disassemble the little sucker and then find the proper Nytril O-rings.
I have an...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-25-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Van's to the rescue

Van's saved the day again. They carry the exact Andair valve needed. 3/8" for fuel ports and 1/4" for return. Cost $390.00. Can't beat that. Oh ya I'm only 1 hour drive away so that's even better
...
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