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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 09:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,686
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes, what a beautiful paint job. A guy at my...

Yes, what a beautiful paint job. A guy at my airport has an Evoke paint job, and it is stunning. A cool paint job sells airplanes - at least for a while. If youíre not planning on selling your bird,...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít know if the RV14 has a manual roll trim...

I donít know if the RV14 has a manual roll trim option, but that is what I have on my new RV6, and it works very well. My GRT EFIS doesnít have the option of driving the trim motors, so Iím not...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thatís a good presentation Ed. I like to keep...

Thatís a good presentation Ed. I like to keep things simple, and the way you did it in gliders is an excellent method for doing that. Most of us flying RVís are very comfortable with steep bank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Scott Hersha
The Usher diagram above says to change the viton...

The Usher diagram above says to change the viton o-ring annually or when needed. Caution - the reference number for that o-ring is 2-325 on the upper diagram, and 2-235 on the lower diagram. I think...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-22-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, youíre probably right since he has an RV6....

Yep, youíre probably right since he has an RV6. RV6ís sell for less than a comparative RV7, but sometimes I think the difference is greater than it should be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Scott Hersha
I just finished a second hand kit. No build log...

I just finished a second hand kit. No build log with mine either - I kept one though for my efforts. The kit was started (according to the mother ship) in 1992. I bought it from a Vans Aircraft...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,799
Posted By Scott Hersha
“Sorry you had to pick the six” I’m wondering...

“Sorry you had to pick the six” I’m wondering what that means. If you think as a buyer that the RV6 is inferior, you should consider some realities about the two airplanes (RV6 vs RV7) before you...
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,000
Posted By Scott Hersha
The torque the nut, loosen, insert the wire, then...

The torque the nut, loosen, insert the wire, then re-torque method has always worked for me, but the safety cable is way easier. While working for GE in flight ops support, I took a safety wire class...
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,000
Posted By Scott Hersha
The torque the nut, loosen, insert the wire, then...

The torque the nut, loosen, insert the wire, then re-torque method has always worked for me, but the safety cable is way easier. While working for GE in flight ops support, I took a safety wire class...
Forum: Reviews 09-18-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hereís what Iím thinkingÖÖ. I ordered the UGL...

Hereís what Iím thinkingÖÖ. I ordered the UGL today. Iíll use it as the primary gust lock on a nice day, but supplement it with an external lock for my ailerons on a not so nice day. Iím also not...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By Scott Hersha
I once bought an old used tent on Craigslist and...

I once bought an old used tent on Craigslist and used it as a paint booth. I cut a hole in one side for a fan and a hole in the top for air intake. After I was done with it, it went in the trash. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Scott Hersha
True enough. I built a Fastback RV8 with the tip...

True enough. I built a Fastback RV8 with the tip over canopy, and the visibility was amazing - no roll bar to block my viewÖÖ. but opening a slider after landing and hanging my arm out the side,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Scott Hersha
Why would you want to do that??ÖÖ.. Sliders are...

Why would you want to do that??ÖÖ.. Sliders are coolÖÖ. literally.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-16-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By Scott Hersha
I also used the Milwaukee ratchet - in fact I...

I also used the Milwaukee ratchet - in fact I bought it specifically for this purpose.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Fastening/Ratchets

To make access easier, I disconnected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,510
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used a borrowed pair of those ACS control locks...

I used a borrowed pair of those ACS control locks once, and was surprised to find that I could move the control surface by hand - without too much force, and the locked strap just slid through itís...
Forum: Reviews 09-16-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Greg. Iíve found the ASA folks to be...

Thank you Greg. Iíve found the ASA folks to be very good when it comes to customer service, and your experience reinforces that.
Forum: Reviews 09-16-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Scott Hersha
UGL (Ultimate Gust Lock)

Looking for PIREPS on the ASA UGL. Does it work? Is it easy? Would you recommend it? I have an RV6.

Thanks
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,796
Posted By Scott Hersha
Question about the glide ratio with a constant...

Question about the glide ratio with a constant speed prop - because I donít know the answer. I assume in this possible scenario, you are gliding power off because your engine has failed. Is a failed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used steel angles that I made to replace the Al...

I used steel angles that I made to replace the Al angles that cracked on my first RV8. I also used a fabricated steel angle for the horizontal part on the #4 baffle side, tied to the vertical one. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,432
Posted By Scott Hersha
Maybe Iím lucky (because I know Iím not good),...

Maybe Iím lucky (because I know Iím not good), but itís never taken me more than 15 minutes to check/inflate my tires through the 1Ē opening in the aft wheel pant, covered by a snap cover. No need to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Scott Hersha
I need one set if you happen to need to split...

I need one set if you happen to need to split them.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By Scott Hersha
Was the part number you ordered different than...

Was the part number you ordered different than the part you received? If so, send it back and get the correct one. If they have a one size fits all for this part, you may have to trim it to fit your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,432
Posted By Scott Hersha
I doubt there is a measurable aerodymic...

I doubt there is a measurable aerodymic difference by just leaving it open. If you havenít drilled your holes yet, go fly and take some measurements, then drill the holes and see if you can tell. If...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just checked Carlos. Sorry, I donít have one.

Just checked Carlos. Sorry, I donít have one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just checked Carlos. Sorry, I donít have one.

Just checked Carlos. Sorry, I donít have one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Scott Hersha
Carlos, Iíll check on Monday and let you know if...

Carlos,
Iíll check on Monday and let you know if I have one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve always left a little extra plexi material...

Iíve always left a little extra plexi material outside the trim line - maybe 1/8Ē. You may have to squeeze the lense a little to insert it through the landing light opening, but it is pretty easy...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you have some tooling capabilities and the...

If you have some tooling capabilities and the right equipment you could possibly make them yourself. I know there are a lot of pilots that would appreciate that....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-10-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By Scott Hersha
Any small LED battery powered area light should...

Any small LED battery powered area light should work and doesnít require any wiring.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By Scott Hersha
What size scat hose? I may have one. You could...

What size scat hose? I may have one.

You could also “weld” the scat hose to the engine mount tube with some red high temp RTV, making sure you leave a little slack in the hose to account for engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,432
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is what Iíve used on all 6 of my RVís to...

This is what Iíve used on all 6 of my RVís to plug the 1Ēaccess hole:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-2-Pack-3-7-in-White-Plastic-Hole-Plug/3109067

They come in black and white where I live, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Carl. I didnít realize that (I should...

Thank you Carl. I didnít realize that (I should have). I just sent a request.
Thanks
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Scott Hersha
Jon Thocker, Ken Reider, and I bought the FlyBoys...

Jon Thocker, Ken Reider, and I bought the FlyBoys jig several years ago together at Oshkosh. We are at the same airport. Iíve used it twice, Jon used it, and Ken used it - about to use it again on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you John. I put a bypass behind #3 (my...

Thank you John. I put a bypass behind #3 (my second coolest cylinder), and also in front of #2 (my coolest cylinder). The cooling fins are not blocked in the same way on cylinders #1, and #4. Iím...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Scott Hersha
Attachment 30662 & 63 30669 30670

Attachment 30662 & 63

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30670
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Scott Hersha
Attachment 30661 30668

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Scott Hersha
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Scott Hersha
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well, gee. Iím too frequently puzzled as to why...

Well, gee. Iím too frequently puzzled as to why sometimes my linked pics work, and sometimes they donít. I use the exact same process each time. Maybe thereís a limit to picture posting? Maybe I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By Scott Hersha
Phase 1

Iíve found that during Phase 1 flight testing, this is what it is all aboutÖÖ.. fixing problems. My first flight, after my FAA inspection on 8/26/2022, and then fixing a fuel leak that I found...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-05-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Scott Hersha
I did that mod to my RV6 (current), and made sure...

I did that mod to my RV6 (current), and made sure to machine a gradual taper in the transition from the .625 straight section for the TW fork on the tail spring. Hopefully I wonít suffer the same...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,374
Posted By Scott Hersha
Looks like it broke right where the tapered...

Looks like it broke right where the tapered spring transitions to the straight section that goes into the fork. There should be a gradual transition right there. Iíd say that it broke in a good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Scott Hersha
Nice! I hope you post some pics. Iíve always...

Nice! I hope you post some pics. Iíve always thought the chin scoop was the draggiest part of my airplane. There are lots of smashed bugs that collect there. They are being smashed by blunt force.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes, I think they are talking about replacing the...

Yes, I think they are talking about replacing the chin scoop ďsnow shovelĒ on the updraft cowls with an almost smooth non scoop cowl. An additional Ďbumpí being incorporated to accommodate a modified...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,645
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Jim. As much as this is an...

I agree with Jim. As much as this is an inconvenience for you, you have insurance (hopefully), and this is is an insurance claim. Let them take care of it. If itís repairable, use the advice you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-02-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Jerry. That measurement is what I need...

Thank you Jerry. That measurement is what I need to check for clearance on my RV6. Iíll check mine (after the LD weekend), but there may be some interference with the manual roll trim lever, which...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,292
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow Matt. Iím surprised that the flight ever got...

Wow Matt. Iím surprised that the flight ever got to the point it did before failure with that fitting. Makes sense though. It took more than 2 minutes for my engine to quit after selecting OFF on my...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,292
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím not even sure that there was a restrictor...

Iím not even sure that there was a restrictor fitting in that erroneously placed line. The NTSB report says that there was a #4 ďreduced flowĒ fitting with the 3/8Ē (#6) line capped off. Well, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,094
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, I recommend you master this one weakness...

Larry,
I recommend you master this one weakness as you proceed with your training (radio communication) and not put it off. You will always need this skill and any deficiency in this area will...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-30-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Scott Hersha
Can you take a measurement from the lateral cross...

Can you take a measurement from the lateral cross bar and the forward end of the lever where the button is? My RV6 lever is cut shorter (I think), and may be difficult to operate (I think). Guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used a combination of 9 oz tape, and 9 oz...

I used a combination of 9 oz tape, and 9 oz bidirectional (BID). Tape pieces were placed about 45* from each other. The BID was good for going around curves. Iím sorry, I donít know if was type S or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By Scott Hersha
Do you have a picture of the installed grab...

Do you have a picture of the installed grab handles? Trying to picture where these are to be located. Does it restrict visibility? -Or pose a possible head bumper?

Oops, OK. I see the pictures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, thatís the plan. Thanks for the compliment!

Yep, thatís the plan. Thanks for the compliment!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used almost all of the 2 oz sealant kit to...

I used almost all of the 2 oz sealant kit to re-seal a lot of bay 1, and seal the anti-rotation bracket, inspection panel, and the fuel sender, which I removed to ease access. I also made a new fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Phil. I did as suggested, and now waiting...

Thanks Phil. I did as suggested, and now waiting for the cure. I have a test card with the stuff, so I have an accurate indication of how it sets upÖÖ. What a mess though. I had proseal on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Scott Hersha
So - one more question before I seal my tank...

So - one more question before I seal my tank leak. Does the new proseal (chemseal B2) stick to the existing sealant that is already in place? I found a small 1/4Ē wide gap in the fillet on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Scott Hersha
The canopy pull is just a piece of angle trimmed...

The canopy pull is just a piece of angle trimmed up and fastened to the aft end of the center bar of the frame with a couple #10 screws and nuts. Easy to grab from either side of the airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Scott Hersha
Pink slip

Got my pink slip today. RV-6 SN 22595. Started in 1992. I am at least the third builder. I purchased from a young Vans aircraft prototype engineer in Oregon, so this kit has been around for a while....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Scott Hersha
I should say (OP) that my tanks are not QB tanks....

I should say (OP) that my tanks are not QB tanks. I canít blame Vans for my leak. My kit was started in 1992 - Iím at least the third builder. Iím not sure they even had QB parts in Ď92. I think the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,718
Posted By Scott Hersha
Fixing a fuel leak

Iím just about ready to fly my new RV6 for the first time, and yesterday, I found a fuel leak. Fuel has been in my tanks for about two weeks and used for testing with no leaks until yesterday. Itís a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-23-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Scott Hersha
I get it nowÖ. spring = tail spring (stinger). ...

I get it nowÖ. spring = tail spring (stinger). Iíll check tomorrow to see if I have that tailwheel part. If I do, it probably has two bolt holes. Yours looks like an RV3 tail spring - one bolt...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-23-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Scott Hersha
Is it the control arm that you...

Is it the control arm that you need?

https://flyboyaccessories.com/product/steering-link-control-arm-for-aviation-products-tailwheel

If so, I have one. Not sure itís the single sided, or two sided...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-21-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, thatís right, it was Stewart. They are...

Yep, thatís right, it was Stewart. They are really good at it. There is a hoist on the ceiling of the trailer that telescopes out the back door, so they can unload big kit pieces right on to the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-21-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had a complete RV6 kit (past QB stage) shipped...

I had a complete RV6 kit (past QB stage) shipped from Oregon to Cincinnati last summer for about $2000.00. They specialize in shipping Vans kits. Ask Vans about it. There were 4 kits on the truck at...
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