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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Steve Barnes
In Flight

:D As long as your brake doesn't squeek in flight, I think you are OK.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,503
Posted By Steve Barnes
I agree

Pull tank
Cut hole in back baffle as big as you can.Have dent repaired by professional.
Add a little more tank sealant where there was stress on the ribs.
Cut plate out of .032
Pop rivet plate back...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By Steve Barnes
My solutions

I put in a floor 3/4 inch higher by riveting angles to original floor stiffners and putting a new floor on top (R/L sides) and elevator type stiffners to hold the strength. Also raised the rudder...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By Steve Barnes
indexing

If you purchased the upper gear leg fairing from one of the vendors, I believe the top gear leg fairing indexes the gear leg in the proper orientation.

Steve
Forum: Reviews 05-07-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,741
Posted By Steve Barnes
Installing Latch On Flying Aircraft?

For Brent 801. It is a lot easier to install the Latch in a hanger or at least when the aircraft is parked on the ground.:D
Forum: Reviews 05-07-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,741
Posted By Steve Barnes
Price

When JD Air parts no longer had the latch available last year, I had my metal guy make some up. His wholesale price was higher than JD's retail price. JD's had some features that mine didn't...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-07-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By Steve Barnes
Surefly for Sure

I have a 6 cylinder Surefly and have received exceptional customer service.

Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-06-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By Steve Barnes
Electroair

I have a 24 V six Cylinder Electroair for sale. Just used for comparative testing.

Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-06-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By Steve Barnes
check your private messages

Check your PM's
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By Steve Barnes
Failure of the welds

A friend of mine broke a weld on one while airborne. Fortunately he had a passenger with some tail wheel experience who landed the plane. If they have the gussets on them you'll be OK. My friend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,956
Posted By Steve Barnes
Fuel Vents

I believe that the vapor from the fuel vents gets sucked in to the cockpit where the flap actuator rods are. I also believe that the cockpit has slightly lower pressure which helps the vapor come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By Steve Barnes
Koger

Mine has been sticking for nearly 15 years. Be sure to bend the the aluminum attachment perfectly to the shape of the canopy before sticking it to the plexi and clean the plexi well with...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-18-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By Steve Barnes
Robert (Bob) Snedaker GONE WEST

With great sadness I received the news that Bob passed away this morning at 80 years from a short illness. Bob was living in Everett WA near his family. Bob was the founder of Fairings-Etc. and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,283
Posted By Steve Barnes
Tank Screw removal

If it is necessary to remove the screws assuming they are painted in place. use a pointy tip exacto and carefully cut around each screw before removing them. A step further would to get matching...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-31-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By Steve Barnes
I may be able to help

Check your PM,s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,475
Posted By Steve Barnes
HOURS

If it has over 25,000 hours on the airframe, I'd look at it carefully before buying.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,147
Posted By Steve Barnes
Grove air foil intersection fairings are available

Fairings-Etc. has intersection fairings specifically made for Grove Gear.

Steve
Forum: Reviews 06-22-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By Steve Barnes
More about Surefly and their customer service

In Dec. of 2016 I purchased and installed a Surefly Electronic Ignition. From day one it performed flawlessly as I hoped it would.

In June of 2017 I got a call from Jason Hutchinson GM of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By Steve Barnes
Hartzell technical assistance

Call Hartzell and ask for Les Dowd. He will give you the new part numbers for the new prop pins (lugs). I did mine and it was very easy and very effective in removing vibrations. The prop is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By Steve Barnes
Excessive oil on plugs. What to do?

I just completed a complete engine overhaul. I sent the cylinders out to a large well known cylinder rebuilder. I now have 32 hours since overhaul and all the bottom plugs have excessive oil on...
Forum: California 04-03-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By Steve Barnes
Petaluma O69

Try Rolf Unternaehrer RV6 Builder and A&P. I know he does quite a few condition inspections.

rolfrv@yahoo.com (707)364-7935
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By Steve Barnes
Healthy Engine?

If the engine is in good health, I would go through Phase One with a proven engine. It eliminates one unknown during testing. To R and R an already installed engine is not that big a deal when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By Steve Barnes
rust

I had a problem with clogged injectors and found it was pieces of rust from inside the servo. The orgin of the rust was from a steel bolt/plug that was hollowed out and the rust formed inside. It...
Forum: California 03-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,990
Posted By Steve Barnes
socked in

No way to get out of Santa Rosa today:(
Forum: California 03-02-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,990
Posted By Steve Barnes
Be there too?

It all depends on weather for me. If weather is good there will be two of us.
coming from STS Santa Rosa. Steve
Forum: California 02-21-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By Steve Barnes
Panel rebuild

Check your PM's
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-25-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,489
Posted By Steve Barnes
No back up needed

When you install one Surefly your magneto is the backup. If you install two then a battery back up is needed.

Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,489
Posted By Steve Barnes
Also happy with Sure Fly

Easy install, excellent factory support, No glitches with operation. Noticeable fuel consumption decrease.

Steve Barnes
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By Steve Barnes
MAGNETO REBUILDS

Ive used The Velocity Shop in El Reno OK for over 10 years now.

Ted Van Laningham is a one man shop and has been doing this for many years. Ted's cell (405)413 4972
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,451
Posted By Steve Barnes
26 gallon tanks on my RV6

I wanted a little extra range so I got some 6' tank skins from John Harmon (don't know if he makes them anymore) I then cut them back so I had one extra bay.

I did several structural changes to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By Steve Barnes
Oval holes

Large oval holes will make access a lot easier.

Steve
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,432
Posted By Steve Barnes
Chief aircraft

I believe Chief has exactly the same instruments without the RV logo on them.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By Steve Barnes
Indexing

Fairings Etc's. upper gear leg fairings index Van's gear leg fairings so no strings and plum bobs.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,834
Posted By Steve Barnes
Wow Fast Progress on the repairs

If F6 isn't too badly bent you may be able to just leave in place and tweak it a bit. It is pretty flimsy before installed and the aft baggage compartment panels hold it in shape.

Steve
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,108
Posted By Steve Barnes
A bit of advice.

If someone offers you a used canopy don't buy it. Each canopy is specific to the RV4 it was built to. To modify a used one may take you more time than building a new one. Also you probably won't...
Forum: California 09-04-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By Steve Barnes
They are all over your area.

There are a few at Gnoss, Sonoma sky Park, Petaluma and a bunch in Santa Rosa.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By Steve Barnes
RV 10 fairings

Fairings-Etc does make fairings for the 10

Steve
Forum: RV-4 07-07-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,806
Posted By Steve Barnes
W&B RV4

My RV4 was 980# 0320 and CS up front. Plane sold and don't have my W&B numbers anymore. I could carry a 220# passenger, no luggage and I was fine. When I added a CS prop to the plane it changed...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,615
Posted By Steve Barnes
Try VAF front page

Try VAF's TFR site. Eight show up in CO.
Forum: Tools 06-22-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,718
Posted By Steve Barnes
Buget buys

If you are on a budget then just put a list on VAF of what you need, especially the big items. Quite often I see DRDT-2's on here at a bargan price.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,457
Posted By Steve Barnes
Cut and slice

Robin, I am RV Bits main competitor. From the looks of it you can cut the sleeve around the gear leg up a little and it will slide back a little. you may have to trim back a little where it goes...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,668
Posted By Steve Barnes
Carls right

The only thing that people are intimidated with is application if sealant and riveting it together.
My recommendation would be to do all the metal work and fitting it all together. Find a local...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,647
Posted By Steve Barnes
Valve Guides

Dave is referring to worn valve guides that allow excess oil through. I believe that your oil consumption is at the lower end of Lyc's acceptable range for oil consumption but still OK.

Steve
Forum: California 03-19-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By Steve Barnes
Broker in Sacramento

Try Jim Hogan in Sacramento. I know that he has experience pricing and selling experimentals. Jim Hogan (916) 849-1447
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,507
Posted By Steve Barnes
Talking Happy with mine

I have the 6 cyl version. I can run a lot more leaner. To kill the engine I have to pull the mixture out noticeably further.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Steve Barnes
Had the same problem see Lyc service instructions 1462A

I have an IO 540 C4B5 on my RV. Type of Lyc shouldn't make a difference.
I had 3000 RPM's overspeeds at full RPM's and fluctuations at lower RPM's.

The steps I took to remedy the problem.

...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-08-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,616
Posted By Steve Barnes
Thanks Dan

It leans noticeably more and stays smooth. To kill the engine I hace to pull the mixture quite a bit more. Surefly is not a magic bullet. It just does what the other high quality electronic...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By Steve Barnes
Ditto

Dame experience as Walt and Scott. Just don't tighten more than spec.

Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-08-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,616
Posted By Steve Barnes
I have one on my 6 cylinder Lyc.

All good! If I installed a couple more I could completely install one complete in 30 minutes. Just remove the plug wire back plate from your Slick. Install Shurefly as you would a magneto. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By Steve Barnes
Some of the same symptions different brand

Mine would stop all together then work perfectly, then fluctuate, then work perfectly again (not in that order) Replaced with a good serviceable used unit. It seems to work OK, just needs...
Forum: RV-4 01-30-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By Steve Barnes
Mixing and matching fairings

I know that fairings Etc's lower fairings for a 6/7/9 will fit a 4. The 4 has a unique fit and upper fairings will not work. Fairings Etc has a specific fairing for the upper.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By Steve Barnes
Oxy

Does your scuba store sell oxy? I thought they just used compressed air. Medical or welding oxy work. I use welding oxy and had the welding shop make up the adapter or you can buy on line. The...
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By Steve Barnes
Post an RV4 kit wanted on VAF

You are likely to stir up a few people who have had a kit around for years. Good way to determine market price or find a better deal. Steve
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,267
Posted By Steve Barnes
Wing root fairings

I manufacture them and would never tell any one that there is a speed increase. If there is it would be so minute that it would be hard to measure. Most that order and install them do it because it...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-11-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,230
Posted By Steve Barnes
?

Sounds great when is it?:confused:
Forum: RV-3 10-05-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,246
Posted By Steve Barnes
Questions

:confused:So how much do you want for the project and how long do you think it will take to get it flying?:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,821
Posted By Steve Barnes
I have a one acre vacant lot for sale

This lot is listed with Steve Chain (airpark specialist) www.chainrealestate.net

This lot has lots of trees, and eucalyptus trees too to make you feel at home.
1.01 acre with septic, and well. I...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,349
Posted By Steve Barnes
Thumbs up Suggestion before painting

When painting the tanks on the wing, remove all the perimeter attach screws. Leave just a few screws set high to make sure tank doesn't slide off then paint wing. Take a bunch of #8 tank screws,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By Steve Barnes
WARNING, VERY EXPENSIVE RIDE!

Demo rides have been known to cost many many thousands of dollars. It varies, but I have known pilots that spent well over $100,000 as a result of one innocent demo ride. I only bring this up...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,444
Posted By Steve Barnes
Peach Springs/Grand Cavern Caverns AZ

There is an air strip right on Rt 66 near Peach Springs and the Grand Canyon Caverns
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,303
Posted By Steve Barnes
Thumbs up ENVY!!

Would love to do an adventure like that. Thank You Mark for the update.

Steve
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Steve Barnes
Very similar to each other

There MAY be a difference in fuel pump types and slightly different type magneto.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,033
Posted By Steve Barnes
Thumbs up Bringing her back?

Would this be a trip from UK to California?

Steve
Forum: Rocket 06-05-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By Steve Barnes
Rocket gear leg fairings

I have Vans fiberglass fairings on my titanium Rocket legs. Worked perfect for 1250 hours and may get another 1250 hours out of them. The trick is to overlap in the middle (telescoping) like the...
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