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Forum: RV-3 11-24-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Dan 57
Mechanical fuel pump?

Mechanical fuel pump?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Dan 57
as suggested by Paul, heat protect FWF... I...

as suggested by Paul, heat protect FWF... I installed firesleeve on mine and all's good on a 15+ airplane :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By Dan 57
saluting a very generous tip Brian, thumbs up,...

saluting a very generous tip Brian, thumbs up, and all the best :cool:
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By Dan 57
…good info about the airplane. An RV-9 (even the...

…good info about the airplane. An RV-9 (even the hampered A versions) are valued objects, no questions asked.

Now please define friend. A real friend can use my aircraft. A real friend will inherit...
Forum: Safety 11-20-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By Dan 57
terrible reading, as always :( R.I.P.

terrible reading, as always :(
R.I.P.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,273
Posted By Dan 57
So am I, though I would omit that word "only". It...

So am I, though I would omit that word "only". It might be an engineering feat to trade A/C against only 24lbs additional fat on a "tiny RV6", but for most builders trying to save every gram (or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By Dan 57
would I buy a car with only one gear? Think...

would I buy a car with only one gear? Think not...
Having a total performance RV with a speed ratio of 3.67 (factory figure for the 180HP version) and a FP prop just doesn't do justice to the design....
Forum: Flight Testing 11-19-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By Dan 57
2.4° AOA in cruise... is that a normal value?...

2.4° AOA in cruise... is that a normal value? Flaps reflexed?
Forum: Safety 11-17-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Dan 57
... experience told me that ice is not building...

... experience told me that ice is not building up solely on the tail, but also on the wings, cowl, and canopy. As for the rudder... the VS is more prone to icing.

A 1/4" (6.35mm) build-up on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Dan 57
had the same happen on my dual setup a couple of...

had the same happen on my dual setup a couple of years ago... seems it can happen if elec power is applied/cut/applied in a rapid sequence.

And the solution Longez provides is the one I used and it...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By Dan 57
Nice Yves, though I'm not sure that shade of blue...

Nice Yves, though I'm not sure that shade of blue is an exact match to your RV-8 :D
And yes, you're welcome anytime to organise my trolley, thanks in advance :)

PS
VAF is an amazing place... just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Dan 57
Silicon fusion tape is magic ;) Used to protect...

Silicon fusion tape is magic ;)
Used to protect wire bundles from the sharp cutting edge of zipties. I also have some below each Adel clamp on the engine mount.

Pic below shows figure of 8 with a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for that quick response Tom! Actually I'm...

Thanks for that quick response Tom!

Actually I'm only interested in replacing the wheel/brake assemblies... hoping it is possible to keep the existing pedal master cylinders and the parking brake...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Dan 57
Question Beringer Wheels & Brakes retrofit on a -6 or -7?

Wondering if anybody has done this, and what the implications are...

We all know about the benefits of using Beringer wheels and brakes, as for instance listed in this thread...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By Dan 57
an excerpt from the plans, left wing tank section…

an excerpt from the plans, left wing tank section…
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,133
Posted By Dan 57
Nice history write-up George :) Talking wing...

Nice history write-up George :)

Talking wing tips, I remember having seen a couple of -4s without, yes sans, wingtips, at what was still called Oshkosh. Flat alu sheet on the end rib… sure the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By Dan 57
on a normal build, e.g. acc plans, the rear...

on a normal build, e.g. acc plans, the rear flange and end ribs (amongst others) are riveted to the tank skins. The outer line has dimpled holes for the retaining screws.
Loosening them all, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,181
Posted By Dan 57
c'mon Vlad, they sure can go some more :D What...

c'mon Vlad, they sure can go some more :D

What about sharing all the experiences you and this engine had? It would be a very popular thread, no doubt.
Even better, why don't you write a book (in E...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Dan 57
use the paperclip...

use the paperclip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,727
Posted By Dan 57
Sincere condolences Martin, this hobby can...

Sincere condolences Martin, this hobby can sometimes be terribly sad :(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dan 57
Checking the compression is, as for instance oil...

Checking the compression is, as for instance oil analysis, only one of the tools available to assess and monitor your engine’s health. As Mickey points out, I’d rather discover that failing valve in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dan 57
out of the IPC, items 10 & 11 are the rotators on...

out of the IPC, items 10 & 11 are the rotators on a Lyc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Dan 57
Not as good as in the -8, but plenty good ;) The...

Not as good as in the -8, but plenty good ;)

The S2 is very capable and easy to fly (well, the take-off & landings are challenging mainly due to the lack of visibility). Probably more powerful (only...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Dan 57
There’s one which I’d recommend...

There’s one which I’d recommend https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1i-uovqvLaI

A good presentation here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnOlrqReesk

Our homebuilder association offers practical maintenance...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By Dan 57
Airbus retiree here… beware ;) I wanted the...

Airbus retiree here… beware ;)

I wanted the square gage ... replica of what I spent 8k+ hours behind found in miniature form on the G5…
Now, if I’d have something like a C-190, or similar classic,...
Forum: RV-3 10-30-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dan 57
Same here… a Pilatus Aircraft sheetmetal...

Same here… a Pilatus Aircraft sheetmetal specialist scratch built one too. Not sure about the spars though, might have gone the Phlogiston way.
The -4 ain’t finished yet (that is what we call slow...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By Dan 57
If you’d be around here, I’d recommend a company...

If you’d be around here, I’d recommend a company direct.
Any glider maintenance or repair shop in your vicinity? They will most probably have the tooling and knowledge.
Forum: Safety 10-29-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By Dan 57
Pop corn ready, butter and salt at hand, good...

Pop corn ready, butter and salt at hand, good luck to you all :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for that, cracked me up for the day :D

Thanks for that, cracked me up for the day :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By Dan 57
Beautiful bird! Love yellow (or 1/2 yellow :D)...

Beautiful bird!
Love yellow (or 1/2 yellow :D) airplanes anyway, not in the least biased...
I'd love to have a smooth running 6 cylinder powerhouse upfront,, envious? Not at all :o

Enjoy that gem...
Forum: RV-4 10-28-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,342
Posted By Dan 57
Well... an acquaintance (when is an acquaintance...

Well... an acquaintance (when is an acquaintance a friend..., alright, stop digressing) of mine forgot to lock his canopy (yes, on a -4), and just after T/O, said canopy flipped open and slammed on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dan 57
Ok, admit, that is the one installed on my ship....

Ok, admit, that is the one installed on my ship. And agree, I think the effect is probably more like having alternate air than a real carb heat.
On the other hand, >700h with my "old" original FAB,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Dan 57
all good comments above. First make sure that...

all good comments above. First make sure that flapper closes fully.
For info, testing carb heat on my ship (standard 2003 vintage air box) during run-up also returns almost no RPM drop, despite the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Dan 57
AV-20... even less bucks ;)

AV-20... even less bucks ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By Dan 57
do you mean this...

do you mean this one?
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1366122&postcount=224

Did the same on my cowling, works like a charm. None of those ugly fasteners nor tool needed :)
The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,939
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks Dan, reduce cooling drag and frontal area...

Thanks Dan, reduce cooling drag and frontal area (also wetted, ever so slightly)?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,939
Posted By Dan 57
interesting concept, which I still might...

interesting concept, which I still might retrofit. On the other side rather sceptical about any speed increase... at least without reducing the size of the inlets and a reshape of the upper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Dan 57
U maybe wanna confirm what RV u talking about,...

U maybe wanna confirm what RV u talking about, then more will chime in :)
According your profile a -7… correct?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By Dan 57
Unfortunately, mine, 2003 vintage are not… any...

Unfortunately, mine, 2003 vintage are not… any source for steel adapters?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By Dan 57
Ok, thanks for clearing things up Bryan. I had...

Ok, thanks for clearing things up Bryan. I had difficulties imagining of one of these adapter could "break". Of course having the thread come off and eventually also damaging the cylinder head is...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 10-21-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By Dan 57
nicely done Mark! Attractive updates, very nice...

nicely done Mark!
Attractive updates, very nice panel.

I've also updated my 2005 vintage -6.9 over the years, though I'm gonna stay with the dual G5 (with BU batts), GMU11 and GAD.
I've also had...
Forum: Propellers 10-21-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,225
Posted By Dan 57
Sometimes I wonder how something like this can...

Sometimes I wonder how something like this can happen at all? Who is doing the maintenance on your prop? What is MT saying about this?

Been running my MTV-12-B/183-59B for >1000 hours, and would not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,262
Posted By Dan 57
Just a relaxing 4 country flight in my incredible...

Just a relaxing 4 country flight in my incredible traveling machine - Spain, Andorra, France, Switzerland. Can't say enough good things about my RV-6.9. For those of you building, "get'er...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By Dan 57
Cool. Now could you please enlighten the...

Cool. Now could you please enlighten the readership as to how it broke? Why did it break? Define Broke?
Checking, eventually gapping auto plugs every 100hrs is plenty enough. So you remove the plugs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,355
Posted By Dan 57
mmmh, yes, why not? Are u afraid they gonna wear...

mmmh, yes, why not? Are u afraid they gonna wear out, how? Any reports of cracked adapters? Any other failure?
Well, more than 1K hours on mine, and surprise surprise they still do work :)
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By Dan 57
the AV-30 sure looks like a nice piece of...

the AV-30 sure looks like a nice piece of equipment, though it'd better fit an old-timer or antique such as a C-190 :)

I'm a fan of the G5s, having installed a few on different ships, and flown a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By Dan 57
Same here… installed one a few years ago in a...

Same here… installed one a few years ago in a previous aircraft of mine, and to this day works perfect. Installation was easy, and the physical size small.
Forum: GPS 10-12-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Dan 57
At the risk of repeating myself, that is one...

At the risk of repeating myself, that is one aspect of Garmin that is not impressive...
Nevertheless, self rescue is on the horizon ;) For this I'd like to thank avrojockey...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By Dan 57
Carl's list is pretty complete. Depending on the...

Carl's list is pretty complete. Depending on the system used, you might have to add a fuel return line.

I considered this alteration on a previous non-RV ship. Had all the details and many pictures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,500
Posted By Dan 57
to tell the truth it was on Friday, so cheating...

to tell the truth it was on Friday, so cheating here. On the other hand since retired no more week-end nor vacations for me ;)

Quick dash to Helgoland EDXH, exotic airfield located on a sand dunes....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By Dan 57
thanks for another pop-corn thread ;)

thanks for another pop-corn thread ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-09-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Dan 57
well, checking the incidence on those wings is...

well, checking the incidence on those wings is one thing... any kind of correction another one.
The precision of the positioning and required angle of F-604 during the build are paramount. And so is...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,832
Posted By Dan 57
my guess the point is a warning to the less...

my guess the point is a warning to the less experienced RVers (and others), and a reminder to the more experienced ones...
I encounter the exact situation a few times a year, and good judgement is...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dan 57
Paper sectionals still around? ... and my wife...

Paper sectionals still around? ... and my wife tells me I’m old fashioned :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By Dan 57
wow :eek: Very impressive, the joust crossings...

wow :eek:
Very impressive, the joust crossings are just breathtaking. Congrats to the whole team (pity you're on another continent..), and enjoy your coming summers :)

And thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-05-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By Dan 57
Welcome to VAF Yvar :D And of course congrats...

Welcome to VAF Yvar :D

And of course congrats Hermann, thanks for the vid, looking good :cool:

PS
Yvar is THE repeat offender around here :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By Dan 57
Question Mountain High O2D2-2G Bleeding Regulator

Pretty happy with the install and operation of the Mountain High O2 system, works perfect :)

Page 8 of the manual states: BLEEDING THE REGULATOR, Remove the regulator outlet tubing from the EDS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By Dan 57
you bet: weight! Off your wallet by the way ;)

you bet: weight!
Off your wallet by the way ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19
CG
Views: 1,733
Posted By Dan 57
Mine’s at 1798.51mm = 70.80" basically valid...

Mine’s at 1798.51mm = 70.80"

basically valid for all aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 58
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 9,858
Posted By Dan 57
and for the Europeans... another boring shot of...

and for the Europeans... another boring shot of the highest around, Mt. Blanc ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Posted By Dan 57
beats me as to what the amount of assumed flight...

beats me as to what the amount of assumed flight hours got to do with the wear of whatever part of your landing (guess take-off too) gear...
The usual reference to this day was the number of cycles,...
Forum: GPS 09-23-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Dan 57
Mac computers are not supported. and welcome to...

Mac computers are not supported.

and welcome to the 21st century... well done, not :(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 01:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Dan 57
fwiw, installed a shutter last year since I...

fwiw, installed a shutter last year since I couldn't, but for very hot conditions, raise the oil T >180. Cold weather flying returned a typical 160ish.

Today, after the install, most of my flying is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-20-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,150
Posted By Dan 57
Installed an Airflow Systems Super Slime Fighter,...

Installed an Airflow Systems Super Slime Fighter, very pleased with. Works well in positive Gs.
Probably the easiest to install, but important to respect the install slope of about 15° for it to...
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