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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By DavidAhrens

Hi Jim. Pm sent
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-23-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By DavidAhrens
Fuel tank vents

Hi Phil. I hate to be that guy but I see you have floor mounted rudder pedals that need reinforcements. There were two bulletins listed for floor pedals, one for cable connect link reinforcements...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 02-11-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By DavidAhrens
Add aluminum shim

put a shim under your rail extension, use same thickness material as the forward skin.
Forum: Rocket 11-22-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By DavidAhrens
Better flap fit

Hi; I had to look through your posts to see what aircraft you are building. Appears to be a rocket?
Anyway, the RV4, 6 and rocket can be more difficult than the prepunched aircraft to get a nice...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-03-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By DavidAhrens
tailwheel training

Hi Andrei, call Jan Bussell. He is near lake Okeechobee, Florida. Goggle his name, it looks like he is still in business. Check with your insurance co as he trains with a RV6. Listed number 561...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,193
Posted By DavidAhrens
F633 bearings

hello, I needed to replace my column bearings at a little over 800hrs., the outer shell of bearings were loose in the F633's. They were originally pressed and staked in place. I replaced just the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,662
Posted By DavidAhrens
Engine ready to mount

Hi John, easy answer to your questions is contact Vans. They have the answers. People may be hesitant to answer because it will be dangerous if you do something wrong or misinterpret the directions.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,778
Posted By DavidAhrens
Oil seal

Be aware that there are oversize seals (outside diameter is larger) used in some engines. Information available from Lycoming.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,995
Posted By DavidAhrens
Solenoid wiring

appears to be standard setup for later RV's. Upper solenoid is master solenoid, all power to aircraft generally runs through this. Lower solenoid is starter solenoid, current only flows when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,483
Posted By DavidAhrens
Carb problem

You can and should check the needle seal with air pressure while on the bench before reinstall. Common practice after carburetor work. Goggle it , if needed, I can give you more of an explanation.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,420
Posted By DavidAhrens

Please be careful dealing with Lycon, they cost me a lot of money when I had to have their work redone.

David Ahrens, RV6
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,882
Posted By DavidAhrens
Propeller balancer

I just shipped back the balancer that I rented from Viking engines this am. Worked well. Balanced my new Hartzell and a friend's three blade fixed pitch. Cost was $150 plus shipping of about $25....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By DavidAhrens
fuel pressure high

Hi there, Is the reading pegged out with engine and fuel pump not running? If so, you probably have a sensor or wiring problem. Their are other checks you can do to determine the problem but they...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-04-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,602
Posted By DavidAhrens
Magneto install

Maybe you can find someone local to walk you through the process? It isn't hard but I can tell from your questions you could use a little training. I wish I was closer to you, would be gald to help.
Forum: RV-4 05-20-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By DavidAhrens
Wheels and brakes

Hi Finn, consider Matco aircraft. Vans changed to them to supply wheel and brake kits when cleveland prices got to high.
Rotor from Matco is $84.11, interchangeable with Cleveland. Master cylinder...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
Posted By DavidAhrens
fuel gauges

Odds of both gauges going bad at same time are very high! Please do not jump 12 volts to "S" terminal. "S' or Sender terminal is reading resistance from fuel tank senders which is normally 40-240...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By DavidAhrens

that appears to be a Whelen A600 light assembly. Rear bulb is part number A-508-14 for a 12 volt electrical system. Cost at Aircraft spruce is $60.00. Quick search found Interlight selling for...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-06-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,019
Posted By DavidAhrens

Hello Kay, I have the vans gauges in my RV6 and have had one defective fuel gauge over the years. You can disassemble the gauge to locate the rattle, maybe just the nuts and washers on rear terminals...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,625
Posted By DavidAhrens
I don't know the differences between the 14 and...

I don't know the differences between the 14 and the other RVs but I like to connect the aileron trim system "after" I have flown the plane to confirm everything is OK. This way I can be sure the trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,266
Posted By DavidAhrens
brake fluid can

both holes on brake reservoir, top where vent screws in and bottom where supply out are 1/8 inch pipe thread or 1/8 NPT.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,266
Posted By DavidAhrens
Stripped threads

Brake fluid plug is 1/8 inch pipe thread
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-28-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,005
Posted By DavidAhrens
normal to clearance large lighting holes for...

normal to clearance large lighting holes for slight interference of aileron control tubes, if you need to remove more than 1/8" or so you may want to recheck the mount height of the controls to spar...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-04-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By DavidAhrens
dimple nesting

hi Art, another thing to consider, sometimes the DRDT doesn't make as clean a dimple as a simple C-frame tool. Can you borrow a c-frame tool and make some samples?
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,346
Posted By DavidAhrens

Hi Tommy, I am in Shafter and may be able to help. No expert but have completed a RV6A and currently working on RV6. Call if you want another opinion and/or help. 661 865-3529
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-26-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By DavidAhrens

Hi Scott, this is common on the RV6's. Just remove all sharp edges on the seat back where the belt will rub.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-10-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 29,770
Posted By DavidAhrens
RV6A performance

Hi Turbo69bird, RV's with lower HP engines are sensitive to weight. Sounds like you are over Van's recommended Gross weight as loaded. I do notice the difference with another person and full tanks...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 47,026
Posted By DavidAhrens
Oil leak

Not good! Not trying to be funny but with that much oil leaking shouldn't be hard to find. Looks to be maybe Propeller to crankshaft area which in sealed via a O-ring. Also appears to be a Whirlwind...
Forum: California 03-13-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,196
Posted By DavidAhrens
free ice cream!

Plus one from KMIT
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
Posted By DavidAhrens
nosegear bolt

Hi Dave, I looked at your pictures, bolt and nut look fine. You want as tight a fit as possible for the bolt so that their is no movement of the leg in the gear socket. Sometimes you can sort...
Forum: Reviews 02-02-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By DavidAhrens
Great service from Avery Tools

I had to take the time to give a thanks to Bob Avery of Avery tools for his excellent service. He helped me with replacement parts for a pneumatic tool Iast week.
Thanks again Boby
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