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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By bruceh
You can remote mount the Dynon Transponder and...

You can remote mount the Dynon Transponder and ADS-B units.
Forum: California 09-16-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By bruceh
Try Ramona Avionics.

Try Ramona Avionics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,448
Posted By bruceh
I bought a set of nut drivers from Harbor...

I bought a set of nut drivers from Harbor Freight. The 3/8" one was very hard to get into that small access hole for the valve stem unless it was aligned perfectly. I ended up taking the nut driver...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By bruceh
The instructions for the RV-14 are easy to...

The instructions for the RV-14 are easy to follow. You can take a spare scrap of aluminum sheet, make the slight bend to follow the elevator counterbalance tip shape, then lay down several layers of...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By bruceh
Go to the pinned topic for gotcha's on the RV-14...

Go to the pinned topic for gotcha's on the RV-14 (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=104490). Search on VAF for each section/part for topics.

I helped build an RV-14A empennage this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,588
Posted By bruceh
I just got email from Aircraft Spruce that my...

I just got email from Aircraft Spruce that my Tempest AA48110-2 oil filters that were ordered back in early July are now available to be picked up. Looking at their website they show that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By bruceh
Aircraft Spruce also sells reamers in all of...

Aircraft Spruce also sells reamers in all of these sizes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By bruceh
Take the S/N of the carb and see if there are any...

Take the S/N of the carb and see if there are any AD's or Service Bulletins. Some of the very old carbs have AD's for various things like the floats.
Then see if Aircraft Spruce or some other...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By bruceh
There is usually some sort of date code on the...

There is usually some sort of date code on the tire which will tell you exactly how old it is. Cracks like this call for replacement.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By bruceh
Squeezer, C-Frame or DRDT?

Squeezer, C-Frame or DRDT?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,356
Posted By bruceh
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-a...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-00047/

Just what is an "Improment"?

Can someone at Van's fix the typo?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,961
Posted By bruceh
Used the time machine to fly my wife up to see...

Used the time machine to fly my wife up to see her family on Saturday, then back home, back up on Sunday to pick her up and back home. 3 hours total flight time for 2 round trips versus at least 8...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,604
Posted By bruceh
I ran across this today. I'm building a set of...

I ran across this today. I'm building a set of tanks for an RV-10.
I would assume that the extra hole is used just to make sure that this flange gets aligned with the lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,533
Posted By bruceh
Flew up to Long Beach for a party with old...

Flew up to Long Beach for a party with old friends and visited my family. Had to wait until almost 2pm on Sunday for the low overcast to burn off, then a quick flight back to Ramona. Drove home with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,588
Posted By bruceh
I got a Napa Gold 1515 and a suitable sized hose...

I got a Napa Gold 1515 and a suitable sized hose clamp to safety it for $19 at my local Napa Store. It doesn't come with the threaded pipe, but I'm planning on removing the one from the existing...
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By bruceh
Would you change anything from what you have?

Would you change anything from what you have?
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-12-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By bruceh
Yes, you can easily get the fuel sender out...

Yes, you can easily get the fuel sender out between the tank and the fuselage.
When you replace the sender, you can install NAS1352 socket head screws which will then allow the use of an Allen wrench...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-10-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,347
Posted By bruceh
I have lots of photos of what I had to do with my...

I have lots of photos of what I had to do with my fairing here (https://www.overthehills.com/RV-9A-Project/Final-Assembly/Fitting-the-Tail/).

Heat helps, but in some areas just cut off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By bruceh
It was great to meet you and Steve!

It was great to meet you and Steve!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By bruceh
I think it is a 5/16-18 coarse thread bolt (uses...

I think it is a 5/16-18 coarse thread bolt (uses a 1/2 wrench).
204 inch-pounds is the spec from Lycoming.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 1,478,010
Posted By bruceh
Maybe the vent was clogged at some point? Suction...

Maybe the vent was clogged at some point? Suction could have collapsed the tank ribs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By bruceh
I used 3/4" and it seems to be adequate. There's...

I used 3/4" and it seems to be adequate. There's no real need to be super tight on the wheel pant to tire gaps.

Also depends on your tire pressures. I usually run 40-45 psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,626
Posted By bruceh
Made it back to Ramona, CA today after overnight...

Made it back to Ramona, CA today after overnight stop in Rawlins, WY.
Thunderstorms were building as I made it across the Grand Canyon and the deserts of Arizona and California. Glad to have ADS-B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,639
Posted By bruceh
I ordered some from Spruce before Oshkosh. They...

I ordered some from Spruce before Oshkosh. They claimed they were expecting them 7/28, but I havenít seen any emails from them yet for me to pick them up.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-24-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By bruceh
This is exactly what I the did last time I fixed...

This is exactly what I the did last time I fixed a tank. Ordered them individually. 24 rivets per plate.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-24-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,057
Posted By bruceh
View my photos at:...

View my photos at: https://www.overthehills.com/Airplanes/Airventure-Oshkosh-2022

Not going to caption anything yet.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,411
Posted By bruceh
Arrived today and in homebuilt camping row 322.

Arrived today and in homebuilt camping row 322.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By bruceh
They both arrived with FW version #41 (already...

They both arrived with FW version #41 (already were updated several years prior). EIC confirmed the versions were the same.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By bruceh
It has been wired up that way and working fine...

It has been wired up that way and working fine for 1000 hours!
Master ON brings up the VP-X and the P-mags are set to Always ON.
Looking at the P-mags when powered on this way, they do their little...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By bruceh
Is the rudder counterbalance hitting the VS skin?...

Is the rudder counterbalance hitting the VS skin? That may require some trimming of the skin.

The thread pitch on those rod end bearings is 1/32", so just a half turn will give you 1/64" more or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By bruceh
The key switch can selectively ground/unground...

The key switch can selectively ground/unground (L/R/Both/Off) the P-mags and activate the starter. The VP-X provides power independently to each P-mag. I can turn ON/OFF the power to each of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By bruceh
I took off the cowling today to replace my...

I took off the cowling today to replace my failing EGT probe on Cylinder #4. The failing probe was my reason for flying up to Corona and Aircraft Spruce to pick up a new one.

I checked the timing...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By bruceh
No, it is the other P-mag, but it is in the same...

No, it is the other P-mag, but it is in the same location (left side). I put them back in the same positions after the first service, then swapped them so now the one that was sent back twice is in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By bruceh
One of my P-Mags lost its timing

A bit of background:
My RV-9A has dual P-mags. Airplane is approaching 1000 hours of trouble free electronic ignition usage.
I did my condition inspection last month (June 2022) which involves...
Forum: Autopilots 07-18-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By bruceh
I've played around with the settings a bit and am...

I've played around with the settings a bit and am still not happy with them.
Dynon has a manual with the procedures for setting up the autopilot...
Forum: California 07-15-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By bruceh
Aircraft Spruce is real close to Corona Airport,...

Aircraft Spruce is real close to Corona Airport, which has a number of RV's. Corona Airport Cafe is also a very good place to eat (breakfast/lunch hours).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,398
Posted By bruceh
I'll be departing from Ramona most likely...

I'll be departing from Ramona most likely Saturday morning and will aim for Iowa for the night. Depending on the weather, of course. Good fuel stops (usually the cheapest prices) are St. Johns, AZ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-12-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By bruceh
It's Gorilla tape and is impossible to lift off...

It's Gorilla tape and is impossible to lift off of the blue vinyl protection. Just remove the blue stuff as needed.
Forum: California 07-12-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By bruceh
Lots of GA at SNA, so nothing to worry about. The...

Lots of GA at SNA, so nothing to worry about. The longer of the parallel runways is pretty much commercial jet traffic, so when you get near the airport the tower will want you to angle your final...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-11-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,516
Posted By bruceh
I used the plastic headed hammer I got from...

I used the plastic headed hammer I got from Avery. Hold down the dimple dies, and give it two easy whacks. You don't need a lot of force. The aluminum is very malleable, so over hitting it will...
Forum: RV-15 07-11-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 100,614
Posted By bruceh
Yes! We need a paint scheme for Oshkosh. The...

Yes! We need a paint scheme for Oshkosh. The question is, whether or not this test mule will be at Airventure, or will the N415XV model show up?
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By bruceh
Any reason why? Is it to keep them open to back...

Any reason why? Is it to keep them open to back drill into the fairing?
Let's say they got installed prematurely. Isn't it still possible to back drill into the fairing with a smaller diameter drill...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-08-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By bruceh
The gusset is only on the left elevator that has...

The gusset is only on the left elevator that has the trim tab. Not sure why Van's says there are two in the inventory. Maybe the material is used to fabricate something else later on?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,165
Posted By bruceh
I replaced mine with a Flow-Ezy 3000 series...

I replaced mine with a Flow-Ezy 3000 series 3-AN6-74. It can be found in the Flow-Ezy Motorsports Catalog (https://www.flowezyfilters.com/pdfs/MotorSport.pdf). They don't want to hear that it is for...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-08-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By bruceh
You got the lightweight version! Build on.

You got the lightweight version! Build on.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By bruceh
link is fixed -- had an extra http in there...

link is fixed -- had an extra http in there...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By bruceh
Here's my writeup...

Here's my writeup (https://flyingoverthehills.wordpress.com/2020/12/21/fuel-tank-repair-job/), well at least one of them...

You need a 5" hole.

I will also concur on the need to possibly remove and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By bruceh
I don't believe it is standard, so use whatever...

I don't believe it is standard, so use whatever you want, or don't use anything.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-02-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By bruceh
McMaster-Carr sells this material in just about...

McMaster-Carr sells this material in just about every diameter imaginable.

Search for Multipurpose O1 Tool Steel Tight-Tolerance Rod.
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By bruceh
Did you round off the fingers on the flanges of...

Did you round off the fingers on the flanges of the forward end ribs?
This will greatly help to get the skin to conform around the leading edges.

See page 10-06, Figure 1.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,858
Posted By bruceh
I had one of the clips on the sparkplug wire...

I had one of the clips on the sparkplug wire crack and it would do the same thing you describe (I have dual P-mags). If the sparkplug boot feels like it doesn't completely snap on tight to the end of...
Forum: Northwest 06-23-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,629
Posted By bruceh
I flew into Garden Valley for the Eclipse in...

I flew into Garden Valley for the Eclipse in August of 2017. Did a day of whitewater rafting which was great. The camping there was really nice. Saw the total solar eclipse (epic!) and took off back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,394
Posted By bruceh
N5771H Read it backwards and upside down ->...

N5771H
Read it backwards and upside down -> HILLS
Website is Over The Hills dot com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By bruceh
I just put it in the center!

I just put it in the center!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By bruceh
I cut the 6" length down until it was perfect,...

I cut the 6" length down until it was perfect, then used 3M VHB tape to stick the wedge to the underside of the aileron for my heavy wing issue.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,430
Posted By bruceh
Page 9-18, Paragraph 9-30 (a).

Page 9-18, Paragraph 9-30 (a).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Posted By bruceh
Ditto! I always wanted to build an airplane but...

Ditto! I always wanted to build an airplane but thought of it as an impossible task. Along comes the internet and after researching every build log I could find (and reading VAF daily) I came to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,430
Posted By bruceh
FAA guidance in AC43.13-1B says if the tube is...

FAA guidance in AC43.13-1B says if the tube is flattened more than 75% of the original diameter, it is not usable.

The kink in that line looks terrible.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By bruceh
You'll need a new sender. Thankfully, they aren't...

You'll need a new sender. Thankfully, they aren't expensive.

Inside is a wire that is soldered on to the screw base, and once the base loosens, then you will just spin the wire until it twists too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By bruceh
We had an old motorhome that had a cracked water...

We had an old motorhome that had a cracked water tank that was HDPE. The official solution was to "weld" the plastic with some sort of heat gun device that laid down new plastic. There was no way to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By bruceh
I just built a trim tab and elevator for an...

I just built a trim tab and elevator for an RV-14A. It is good to have a wide variety of squeezer sets. I found that I needed to add a thin washer under the set to clear the hinge eyes. The next size...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-15-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,786
Posted By bruceh
I wasn't implying that you need any significant...

I wasn't implying that you need any significant pressure with the scraper to see if there was excess resin on the fiberglass. Yes, be gentle and don't tug on the fibers to bunch them up.

Also, I...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,209
Posted By bruceh
I've had timing divergence warnings with the EIC....

I've had timing divergence warnings with the EIC. The engine runs just fine and without the EIC you would never know there was any divergence.
Most often when doing touch and goes where you go from...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-14-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,786
Posted By bruceh
One technique learned in A&P school is to get...

One technique learned in A&P school is to get some of the small plastic scrapers they use for basic spreading of Bondo on auto bodywork. Cut it to the size you need and use it to press and scrape on...
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