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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This looks like the newer rubber seals and It...

This looks like the newer rubber seals and It looks like the inner lip of the seal is not riding on the spacer, but rather forced inward. I would pull the nut and spacer to make sure the seal is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ditto, I love my fly cutter. I was invaluable...

Ditto, I love my fly cutter. I was invaluable during my -6A build. Just clamp your work well and go slow.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This is a little bit of apples and oranges...

This is a little bit of apples and oranges comparison. The Denso 5312 is an iridium plug, while the BR8ES is a common copper-core plug. The better comparison would be the NGK BR8EIX.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Buy the F-6103 OVSZ. That is the only one they...

Buy the F-6103 OVSZ. That is the only one they keep in stock for the -6 anymore. It is 14" tall. Just cut away what you don't need. The panel for the -7 will not work.

Side note, if you do have...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-20-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sold, Thank you

Sold, Thank you
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-20-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Price reduced, $650 including shipping.

Price reduced, $650 including shipping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Put kitchen plastic wrap over the potion of the...

Put kitchen plastic wrap over the potion of the cap that goes into the filler neck, then install cap as usual.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the new 7 tail on my 6A. It is huge and...

I have the new 7 tail on my 6A. It is huge and the little extra weight out back does not help the CG. As noted by other, the 8 vert and rudder are a good compromise for the 6. The upside of my...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-17-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By WingsOnWheels
SOLD---SL 40 Comm

For sale, SL40 comm removed in good working condition. Screen shows some delamination of the plastic cover, but display works fine.

Includes rack, but no connector.

$650 obo, shipped in the lower...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,192
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If needed for the hangar: ground, not in motion...

If needed for the hangar: ground, not in motion insurance would be an option for hull. Then just liability for flight. Covers your family against liability and the aircraft against non-flight...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That elt uses D batteries. Better off to pull...

That elt uses D batteries. Better off to pull them for shipping to save the weight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am just happy I finally got to do some flying. ...

I am just happy I finally got to do some flying. The weather here has not been great. The few nice days, I have been stuck at work. I changed the oil as well. Sad it calendared out, rather than...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-30-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1, skip the gasket, it is just a leak source. ...

+1, skip the gasket, it is just a leak source. If needed down the road, a heat gun will soften the pro-seal.

Good idea on the RC prop blade, I'll have to give that a whirl sometime.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I designed the panel for my -6. It is modular...

I designed the panel for my -6. It is modular with a separate support frame. I have been happy with it so far, but also haven't had a need yet to re-panel it. In reality, it is just as easy to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-23-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good to know, and makes sense. Something that...

Good to know, and makes sense. Something that could maybe happen on the ground with no aerodynamic loads only. I know i was able to cause that condition while assembling the control system, but of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to note, having excessive travel (missing or...

Just to note, having excessive travel (missing or incorrect stop) can be a critical safety issue. With the bell crank arrangement on the -6, it is possible for the bell crank to travel over-center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unlike the mains, the nose pant does not support...

Unlike the mains, the nose pant does not support the nose gear leg fairing. The nose gear leg fairing should have a clamp at the bottom to hold it in place to the gear leg. Flying with the nose...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Another vote for a Kroger sun shade. Best...

Another vote for a Kroger sun shade. Best addition ever for the Texas heat. Also, pick up some cling tint from walmart or the autoparts store. Cut out some squares and stick wherever needed.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-12-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I put mine under the baggage floor with an access...

I put mine under the baggage floor with an access panel.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP16042019A0001H.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm sure it will. Not going to send in right...

I'm sure it will. Not going to send in right now, I don't want the downtime. I'll wait and do it when the aircraft is down for maintenance or condition inspection, or if I am going to be out of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Follow-up. Heard back from Dynon. The failure...

Follow-up. Heard back from Dynon. The failure that results in this notification is an internal failure that requires return for repair.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dynon Skyview Audio Out Failure

On my last flight, my skyview classic audio stopped working and it put up the Audio Output Failure warning. It worked fine on the prior flight.

There is very little information on this failure...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think you are going to have a tough time...

I think you are going to have a tough time finding what you are looking for, but if it helps, the 6,7, and 9 use the same canopy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unless you drop the fancy spacers (machined out...

Unless you drop the fancy spacers (machined out of aluminum for the center bearing support) down into the tail where they are impossible to reach. Yeah, then it takes a lot longer...haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,580
Posted By WingsOnWheels
on the other side. I was looking for some 1/8...

on the other side. I was looking for some 1/8 aluminum plate. Even with shipping ACS was the cheapest I could find (counting the local metal supplier).
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-07-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The pre-made carpet I received from Abby at...

The pre-made carpet I received from Abby at Flightline Interiors is very light. The baggage carpet can't weigh more than 1.5-2 pounds.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-03-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,157
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have my drawings from when I ordered baggage...

I have my drawings from when I ordered baggage and forward-floor carpets from flightline interiors. Shoot me an e-mail and I can send you what I have. May not be perfect for your configuration, but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This may not be helpful, but doesn't hurt. 6A...

This may not be helpful, but doesn't hurt. 6A O-360 with firewall mounted battery.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP03032013A0004S.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I asked where to buy them, response: Our Simi...

I asked where to buy them, response:

Our Simi Valley Logistics center can quote the parts.

Another mystery solved, off to the batmobile....RV6A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Manufatuer replied, still in production at the...

Manufatuer replied, still in production at the Torrance plant.

No clue where to buy them. Maybe give Gen Aircraft hardware a call. Part number is valid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I was going to ask the same thing before I...

I was going to ask the same thing before I scrolled down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Boy, my google-foo is usually pretty strong, but...

Boy, my google-foo is usually pretty strong, but this one has me stumped. I couldn't find anything. I do love a challenge though, so I sent an e-mail to Howmet Aerospace (owners of the CAMLOC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I sat on my AC43.13 to adjust the pedals...

I sat on my AC43.13 to adjust the pedals initially. It was about right.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The advantage of the method Dan noted is that in...

The advantage of the method Dan noted is that in the event the engine ground strap fails, the P-lead won't become an engine ground.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 667
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would avoid adding weight in the rear of the...

I would avoid adding weight in the rear of the -6, they are already know to be a bit aft-bias on the CG. Of course that will vary by aircraft.
Forum: ADS-B 01-19-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,713
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Pull your PAPR and see what is showing as the...

Pull your PAPR and see what is showing as the failure. Could be a configuration problem, GPS signal, or like noted above Altitude or squawk
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,623
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the vetterman mufflers on my 6A (O-360). ...

I have the vetterman mufflers on my 6A (O-360). I only have 1 plumbed with a heat shroud. I get so much heat, I rarely crack the heat more than 2-3 clicks on the detent push/pull cable. That is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I can't be sure about that. I block-sanded my...

I can't be sure about that. I block-sanded my panel after paint, before labels. You are going to want a clearcoat over the label, so a little sanding on the panel won't hurt. I used a flat 2k...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used them as well and was very happy.

I used them as well and was very happy.
Forum: Job Board 01-07-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The intersection fairings from RVBits can be...

The intersection fairings from RVBits can be pretty much bolt-on. That makes the overall tasks pretty easy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Vlad, Just to note, on the 6 it is much easier...

Vlad, Just to note, on the 6 it is much easier to remove the tank than on the later models. I can pull a tank in about 15min. Much easier to work on that way especially since there is less room to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,999
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It is easy for a large bubble to get trapped. I...

It is easy for a large bubble to get trapped. I find it helps to lift up the pedals to get the master Cylinders close to horizontal and stick a box or something underneath to hold them there. Then...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I trimmed my skins back a little bit during the...

I trimmed my skins back a little bit during the build (older RV6 kit, so the plans aren't all that specific to begin with)
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-04-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By WingsOnWheels
since the 6A sits pretty nose-high, it looks like...

since the 6A sits pretty nose-high, it looks like the under-seat section would be hard to fill since a bubble would be trapped in that space..
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-25-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,796
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I put my AP roll servo out in the wingtip with a...

I put my AP roll servo out in the wingtip with a pushrod to the bellcrank. I started out planning to do the under seat mounting, but really did not like it. The wingtip mount has worked perfectly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-10-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can also just cut one out of gasket paper.

You can also just cut one out of gasket paper.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,282
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good point, depends a lot on the specific process...

Good point, depends a lot on the specific process as well. Not all anodizing is the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,282
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Yes, the anodizing is a hard layer of aluminum...

Yes, the anodizing is a hard layer of aluminum oxide grown out of the base material. This is why you don't anodize thin materials, it leaves them more prone to cracking / fatigue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,033
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Awesome! If I recall, the guy that own Pegasus...

Awesome! If I recall, the guy that own Pegasus is an RVer as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,033
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Smallest thread they list is 5/16.

Smallest thread they list is 5/16.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,033
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I could make one, but would have to order a tap...

I could make one, but would have to order a tap (I don't have any left-hand stuff). I made my flap pushrods out of 4130. Sounds like the same you want, but longer with 1 side left-hand. Shoot me a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,222
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is the size I have. Works great for...

That is the size I have. Works great for alternator speed. Not so great for trying to install a crank-triggered ignition. Does allow for better cowl clearance though.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Talking about the sub-panel? Tip-up or Slider? ...

Talking about the sub-panel? Tip-up or Slider? The panel structure is different between the two.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By WingsOnWheels
FYI, I made a DIY rivet shaver by using a shaving...

FYI, I made a DIY rivet shaver by using a shaving bit in a countersink cage and driving it with an air die-grinder. The High RPM is key. It worked great for the couple of rivets I wanted to shave.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-02-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The canopy is easy to remove. It would be very...

The canopy is easy to remove. It would be very difficult to do the mod with it on. The easiest way to take the canopy off is to just remove the two bolts that attached the wheels to the frame, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Are you sure it is the right bulb? You can buy...

Are you sure it is the right bulb? You can buy the H3 or the H3c (compact) the Duckworks lenses use the H3c.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,999
Posted By WingsOnWheels
3rd Class $80 a few weeks ago.

3rd Class $80 a few weeks ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I know a 7A CFI here in Dallas. I'm not sure...

I know a 7A CFI here in Dallas. I'm not sure what his 9A experience is. Maybe spending 1 extra day in Dallas would be easier than trying to incorporate the training into the return flight. I will...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,043
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I agree with Mike, Check with Vans and see what...

I agree with Mike, Check with Vans and see what they say. They may allow using blind rivets with a tighter spacing.

That said, I wouldn't buy it..... I just wonder what other issues / build...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,358
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very sorry you got hit. An unfortunate reality...

Very sorry you got hit. An unfortunate reality of the world we live in.

This is a good opportunity to remind everyone to never pay using "friends and family" through paypal, unless the person is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just spitballing here, could it be the stud and...

Just spitballing here, could it be the stud and insulator from the back of the alternator? B-Lead maybe?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is the valve in the airbox, or somewhere on the...

Is the valve in the airbox, or somewhere on the intake. For the airbox, it makes sense. Though I just drilled a small drain hole, the sniffle valve seems like overkill.
Forum: Safety 10-28-2021, 04:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,978
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Must have gone to the same flight school as the...

Must have gone to the same flight school as the guy that crashed a Seawind 7 times while flying home after...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-25-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,068
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The booth I built for painting my 6A was about...

The booth I built for painting my 6A was about 8x8x21. It was just big enough. a little more width would have been nice, but it got the job done. I painted the wings flat on a rotating fixture,...
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