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Forum: RV-9/9A Today, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,678
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím with Greg. Thatís pretty much how I do all my...

Iím with Greg. Thatís pretty much how I do all my landings, and it works great on really windy days. The same technique works on most airplanes Iíve ever flown, no matter how big they are - with...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Scott Hersha
PM sent for bezel.

PM sent for bezel.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By Scott Hersha
As Dan said, and I tried to - not very clearly...

As Dan said, and I tried to - not very clearly obviously - is that you need to prevent your battery from dumping damaging current into your B lead wire going forward toward the alternator from either...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-24-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you havenít thrown away those older drain...

If you havenít thrown away those older drain valves, donít. Itís easy to just replace the little o-ring in the valve. If you do that, youíll have a spare to carry with you in case you get a drippper...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m a little confused about all this. A shunt is...

I’m a little confused about all this. A shunt is not a fuse and doesn’t protect anything from an over current. It measures current through a conductor. At least that’s the way I understand it. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m not sure replacing the upper bolt with a...

I’m not sure replacing the upper bolt with a taper pin will do anything. You said in your original post that the upper bolt is tight and there is no movement. Filling a minor void in the lower gear...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,332
Posted By Scott Hersha
Fiberglass empennage fairing

Iíll take the tail fairing if still available. PM sent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
Posted By Scott Hersha
Or maybe heís talking about the two prong tool to...

Or maybe heís talking about the two prong tool to remove the connector from the back side of the Bussmann block. If thatís it, let me know and Iíll see if I have one. I had that Bussmann system on my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-20-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Scott Hersha
My RV6 build has the square side tubes and Iíve...

My RV6 build has the square side tubes and Iíve been able to make them fit. My first RV6 (22 years ago) had the round tubes on the side and they were equally poor fitting. The square side tubes was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By Scott Hersha
You could try Click Bond mounts. They are...

You could try Click Bond mounts. They are supposed to be very good. Make sure the structure it is bonded to is properly prepared (clean).

https://www.clickbond.com/products/mounts/
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-20-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By Scott Hersha
Actual cruise numbers: RV4 rather than RV8, but...

Actual cruise numbers: RV4 rather than RV8, but relatively similar - O-360, standard compression, fixed pitch Sensenich carbon fiber prop pitched for 2700 at wide open throttle, so cruise setting I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-20-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you are going to disconnect the flap control...

If you are going to disconnect the flap control rod and let the flap drop down, it would be pretty easy to just squeeze in a couple solid rivets. Itís was a good suggestion to check the other rib...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Scott Hersha
I reserved an N number for my RV6 and wrote it...

I reserved an N number for my RV6 and wrote it down. Then I changed my mind and reserved another oneÖÖÖ. but I didnít write it down, and now Iíve forgotten what it is. I went through dozens of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By Scott Hersha
If your fixed pitch prop is pitched for cruise...

If your fixed pitch prop is pitched for cruise (2700 RPM @ WOT), then your top cruise speed should be the same with both props - both being limited to 2700. The fixed pitch might have a slight speed...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-18-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes the first one should work on your tailwheel....

Yes the first one should work on your tailwheel. If you are concerned about having enough purchase on the bolt head, you could order one of these from...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-18-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have one of these that worked great on my RV4...

I have one of these that worked great on my RV4 and it breaks down for travel. I put a slightly shorter spring on it from Home Depot so it would put a little more squeeze on the axle bolt. My RV4 had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,275
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve had two of these steering link fractures...

Iíve had two of these steering link fractures over the years. I never noticed any vibration or shimmy. I use the door springs now too. I wish the tail lynx was still available.
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-17-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Scott Hersha
This was discussed previously here, and it...

This was discussed previously here, and it apparently works. Iím going to try it on my RV6 Iím building. My fuel tanks are off, so I can get to the inside of my wingtip and get to the inside of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By Scott Hersha
Question - do you know what size the power wire...

Question - do you know what size the power wire is going out to your wing landing lights? A 5 amp CB will protect a 22 awg wire, even considering the length of the round trip to your wing tip. Iíve...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-17-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Scott Hersha
The RV14 oil doors Iíve seen donít need a spring....

The RV14 oil doors Iíve seen donít need a spring. It just stays open, but probably not on a windy day, depending on wind direction. I made a simple stay open mod on my RV4 with a hinge eye and a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Scott Hersha
That looks nice. I also like the RV14 oil door...

That looks nice. I also like the RV14 oil door hinge. Thatís what Iím putting on my RV6 (build).
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Scott Hersha
ĎLectric Bob (Aero-electric Connection) also...

ĎLectric Bob (Aero-electric Connection) also recommends using these fuse blocks in the book. Fuses are held in very snugly, and if you use the diamond grip spade connectors for the wires, they are...
Forum: RV-4 11-08-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ethan, Iíll get the N-number and send it to you -...

Ethan,
Iíll get the N-number and send it to you - probably wonít see Shawn until the weekend (builder/owner). Hereís a pic of our chapter newsletter taken in August. Shawnís airplane is right behind...
Forum: RV-4 11-08-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Scott Hersha
A local RV4 builder and EAA chapter friend just...

A local RV4 builder and EAA chapter friend just finished his RV4 slider. He’s still in phase 1. Beautiful job. Not for sale, but they are still being built.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find the...
Forum: Interiors 11-07-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve had leather, ultralight leather (synthetic),...

Iíve had leather, ultralight leather (synthetic), and cloth. I prefer the synthetic. Itís lighter, wears much better than leather, looks great, andÖÖ. considerably cheaper than leather. Leather...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-06-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ray, PM sent. Looks like Iím 4th in line.

Ray,
PM sent. Looks like Iím 4th in line.
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-06-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think I would keep flying it too, but in the...

I think I would keep flying it too, but in the interest of future planning, you could fly on down to Sebring (KSEF) and talk to Jimmy personally to get his expert opinion on timing. Jimmy is building...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Scott Hersha
All of this discussion on this slider canopy -...

All of this discussion on this slider canopy - and this is just one of many threads on this subject - leads me to the belief that the fly in the ointment here is the welded steel slider frame. When...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By Scott Hersha
Steve, If you need a little bit of lead, let me...

Steve,
If you need a little bit of lead, let me know - I have plenty. Another consideration for vibration in the wheel pant area has to do with turbulence created by air spillage from a complete lack...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-04-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,603
Posted By Scott Hersha
On my RV6 that I am building, there is nothing...

On my RV6 that I am building, there is nothing forward of the sub panel, except the wire bundles that pass through that area from forward of the firewall, so putting boot cowl openings in that area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,727
Posted By Scott Hersha
I do the same thing Paul does with his for...

I do the same thing Paul does with his for servicing my tailwheel - very easy and safe. Iíve had mine for almost 20 years - 6 tailwheel RVís, including my current RV6 build, and it has been a very...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,651
Posted By Scott Hersha
When I read this post by the OP, my first thought...

When I read this post by the OP, my first thought was ďrelease of liability?Ē Since when? As far as I know, you donít release your liability as manufacturer of an aircraft until you have passed the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-02-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Scott Hersha
You might want to consider this……. I had the...

You might want to consider this……. I had the opposite issue with my RV4 - I needed the stick to bend back TOWARD me. I used an RV14 bent stick inserted into and bolted to the cut off stock RV4 stick...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Scott Hersha
I did as Larry said above. Solid attach hardware...

I did as Larry said above. Solid attach hardware spread out to about half what the plans call for, supplemented by a structural adhesive recommended by Gougeon Brothers (West System) for this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Scott Hersha
Have you tested the output voltage of one of...

Have you tested the output voltage of one of those batteries to see what the voltage is under load? I too have several Milwaukee M12 powered tools with several M12 batteries, but never thought of...
Forum: RV-4 10-30-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíll check my drawings on Monday. Not sure if I...

Iíll check my drawings on Monday. Not sure if I had the ďnewĒ legs or the old ones. I had the long gear legs on my former RV4.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Scott Hersha
If Brian Milani, from Showplanes got ahold of...

If Brian Milani, from Showplanes got ahold of this frame, and decided to make a Showplanes versionÖ. then we would have something. A carbon fiber/honeycomb frame could fit any airframe - within...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you are going to make a mistake on a rivet,...

If you are going to make a mistake on a rivet, and there are 18,000 rivets, the place to make it is at the very end of a long string of stressed skin load bearing rivets. That rivet is the least...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Scott Hersha
I was good (level) in the center at the top, and...

I was good (level) in the center at the top, and also on the whole right side. The left side was low by as much as 3/16Ē, which I shimmed to level. The front bow was also low on the left side...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Scott Hersha
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Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By Scott Hersha
Jurgen, Welcome to the club. What you are...

Jurgen,
Welcome to the club. What you are experiencing is completely normal. Iíve spent most of my build time over the last 3 months trying to tweak that slider frame, using all sorts of home-made...
Forum: RV-10 10-28-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,455
Posted By Scott Hersha
18 months for a ďquick buildĒ?? Why is it called...

18 months for a ďquick buildĒ?? Why is it called a quick build? How long do you need wait for the next standard build wing or fuselage kit? You could easily complete either of those kits in less...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Scott Hersha
I too would like to know. I have two of them left...

I too would like to know. I have two of them left over from my two RV8 builds. I didnít use themÖÖ. because I donít know what they are for. I must have skipped that page in the construction manual -...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-28-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By Scott Hersha
Kevin, Just curious, do you have the stock RV6A...

Kevin,
Just curious, do you have the stock RV6A rudder? Iím building an RV6 with the stock rudder - just like my first RV6. I remember that first airplane wrapping up pretty tight after about two...
Forum: Northeast 10-27-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Scott Hersha
To get connected to our RR group, try...

To get connected to our RR group, try this:

CincyRiverRats+subscribe@groups.io


For the Columbus group, youíll probably need to check in at the FBO at Delaware. I donít have any contact info for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you are looking for a #27 plexi drill bit for...

If you are looking for a #27 plexi drill bit for #6 screws, stop looking. Use a 3/16” plexi drill bit instead. Before you do that, countersink the holes in the plexiglass, using whatever hole size...
Forum: Northeast 10-26-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 731
Posted By Scott Hersha
Great idea. We have a large contingent of RV...

Great idea. We have a large contingent of RV pilots in the Cincinnati area and have an active formation group (Cincy RiverRats). Even if you donít want to do any formation flying, we still get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By Scott Hersha
Better ask your insurance agent. My umbrella...

Better ask your insurance agent. My umbrella policy didnít cover my aviation endeavors. Not sure about the building inside my house. Iím not doing that now, but I did in the past, and I had a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Scott Hersha
In the case of carb icing, which is what that...

In the case of carb icing, which is what that flapper door is for, you want to block that inlet entirely. There is plenty of opening above the carb heat flapper to feed the engine. It draws warm air...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-26-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can use one of these. It screws in to the...

You can use one of these. It screws in to the vent hole on your Slick mag and works with your GRT EIS, doesnít matter if the mag is on or off, so a mag check works as it should. Program 1 pulse per...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-26-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have 2 Vans gages from my previous upgrade. You...

I have 2 Vans gages from my previous upgrade. You can have them for the shipping cost if you want. They were very inaccurate. Indicated full when full, and indicated just over 1/2 when empty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By Scott Hersha
My builders risk policy through DR Cox, with...

My builders risk policy through DR Cox, with Global Insurance is $500 for $50K coverage. This will transition to an in motion flying policy when ready to fly - about 6 months.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,136
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is the D-sub crimper Iíve used for a long...

This is the D-sub crimper Iíve used for a long time and it works quite well:

https://www.steinair.com/product/4-way-indent-crimper/

For high-density pin connectors I bought the high density...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By Scott Hersha
I wouldnít throw any rivets away. Get one of...

I wouldnít throw any rivets away. Get one of those small parts bins cabinets dedicated for rivets and get a good supply of each. I have a whole row of just various pulled rivets, labeled on the bin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used the GRT MiniX to back up my Horizon 10.1...

I used the GRT MiniX to back up my Horizon 10.1 screen in my RV4. It has itís own ADAHRS, GPS with mapping, and it shows engine data on the engine page. It also has an internal backup battery as an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Scott Hersha
Looks like anywhere from 17.8 - 20.2 inch pounds,...

Looks like anywhere from 17.8 - 20.2 inch pounds, depending on screw/nut metallurgy. I have no idea how to interpret the MS & NAS numbers to determine their metallurgical makeup....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,172
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thatís pretty cool - a hangar in a hangar! I...

Thatís pretty cool - a hangar in a hangar! I like the paint booth plan too.
Forum: Reviews 10-19-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By Scott Hersha
I can recommend GLO Aircraft Painting in Roanoke,...

I can recommend GLO Aircraft Painting in Roanoke, TX @ 52F (DRís home). They did a very nice job on my former RV8 that won me an award at SNF 2019. GLO has done over 300 RVís and were good to work...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had long legs with the wooden dampers on my -4...

I had long legs with the wooden dampers on my -4 and it would still shimmy if my tire pressure was above about 37 psi. I kept it at 35 psi - no shimmy at all.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used a bulkhead “T” on mine, which would...

I used a bulkhead “T” on mine, which would install right where your current bulkhead fitting is…

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Zoom in to the lower right corner (if the picture shows upright). It’s the blue T. Hard line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve used hex head machine screws in difficult...

Iíve used hex head machine screws in difficult tight areas so I could get a socket on it for removal:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/nas1801.php

I have also run a tap through the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Scott Hersha
The closer, the better because when you latch it...

The closer, the better because when you latch it closed, it actually pulls it in slightly. If itís off-center, it will pull the slider frame toward center, and that may affect your fit on the side...
Forum: Primers 10-07-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Scott Hersha
Maybe Akzo is tougher than I thought. You could...

Maybe Akzo is tougher than I thought. You could try acetone which might work if you rough up the surface with sand paper, or the spray on paint remover from Home Depot, etc, which Iíve used, and it...
Forum: Primers 10-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Scott Hersha
Acetone is your friend. I buy it by the gallon....

Acetone is your friend. I buy it by the gallon. Use common sense when handling it, but it should wipe off that primer easily with a couple rags (and gloves). Use old T-shorts vs paper towels - they...
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