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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-29-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,481
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is my post FROM OSH to my home airport,...

This is my post FROM OSH to my home airport, KHAO. I bugged out this morning, earlier than planned, along with a lot over others due to impending possibly bad weather tonight. I was rewarded with a...
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,001
Posted By Scott Hersha
Cessna 170B with 4 cylinder Lycoming, control...

Cessna 170B with 4 cylinder Lycoming, control harmony (which the Cessna doesn’t have), 135K target cruise speed, baggage door, enough useful load to carry two full sized adults (in the four seat...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-24-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 19,883
Posted By Scott Hersha
And it has two Corvair engines….

And it has two Corvair engines….
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,857
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think I read on a Vic Syracuse article that...

I think I read on a Vic Syracuse article that torque seal on a nylock nut is unnecessary. Nothing wrong with it, but you should be checking the torque on these threads during a condition inspection...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-21-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, don’t forget to get over to the Wednesday...

Yep, don’t forget to get over to the Wednesday night airshow. Kenny Rieder (Redline 1) will be flying a pyro-filled routine in his RV8 in formation with 100(!) lit up UAV’s. This is the first time...
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,860
Posted By Scott Hersha
Nice job Scott! Looks good to me. I used 3 #8...

Nice job Scott! Looks good to me. I used 3 #8 screws on the bracket (overkill probably) and made my bracket out off mild steel from Menards, but the setup is very similar. Your setup which is...
Forum: Northeast 07-18-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Scott Hersha
Resent PM. This time I included something in the...

Resent PM. This time I included something in the title line……. Seems it doesn’t work unless you do.
Forum: Northeast 07-17-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Scott Hersha
PM sent. RV6 project @ HAO.

PM sent. RV6 project @ HAO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,594
Posted By Scott Hersha
Stewart Transport shipped my ‘new’ RV6 from...

Stewart Transport shipped my ‘new’ RV6 from Oregon to Ohio for $2K. No need to crate anything. Wings go in fixtures on the sidewalls of the trailer. A hoist running the length of the trailer picks up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,450
Posted By Scott Hersha
“Fair” only counts in non-public forums……. The...

“Fair” only counts in non-public forums……. The new rule started at 12:01 Monday morning, so you’re right it hasn’t been 5 days, but it will be at midnight tonight, not 3 days, but who cares?? That’s...
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Scott Hersha
These are my Fairings-Etc upper fairings I...

These are my Fairings-Etc upper fairings I installed on my RV4 last year. I had to do a little work, but not much, and it turned out nicely..

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 12,450
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ll need my BFR by the end of August, so I’m...

I’ll need my BFR by the end of August, so I’m planning plenty of fireside chats at OSH and will plan on being ready. My thoughts so far……. I think the FAA had to do something due to public outcry...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Scott Hersha
Help out a buddy and buy one or more from him....

Help out a buddy and buy one or more from him. When he runs out, consider this - I just bought one two days ago on Amazon. It took two days for delivery and cost 31.95 - Prime/free shipping. It’s...
Forum: RV-4 07-12-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By Scott Hersha
O-360, carbed RV4, fixed pitch Sensenich GA...

O-360, carbed RV4, fixed pitch Sensenich GA carbon prop. 8,000’ DA 65% = 166 KTAS, 8.6 gph. 70-75% = 170 -173 KTAS, 9.7 gph.
I had a Sensenich metal at first - 72” diameter, 84” pitch, and it would...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Scott Hersha
Does anyone have details on the new FAA rule...

Does anyone have details on the new FAA rule regarding paid instruction in an EAB, that is supposed to go into effect today (July 12, 2021)? We talked about it yesterday at our EAA chapter meeting...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-10-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Dave. I was under the impression that the...

Thanks Dave. I was under the impression that the gussets were for the upper end of the landing gear tube, but from the post you sent, it apparently goes on the bottom. Vans still sells the gussets on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-10-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,396
Posted By Scott Hersha
Does anyone here have a link, or reference to the...

Does anyone here have a link, or reference to the service bulletin for the engine mount gussets? I haven’t been able to find it on the Vans website. I’m building an older used RV6 kit and I don’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 564,956
Posted By Scott Hersha
We are going to have a disco dance party in...

We are going to have a disco dance party in Steve’s hangar with dancing girls (short ones) on the lighted loft/dance floor.
Joking of course, but Steve has the nicest 14.4’ T-hangar at our airport -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,856
Views: 564,956
Posted By Scott Hersha
So……. are you saying your SS dishwasher is...

So……. are you saying your SS dishwasher is magnetic? — don’t tell your wife. Mine isn’t, but my SS frig is magnetic (just checked).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Scott Hersha
It’s funny that you posted this, because I did...

It’s funny that you posted this, because I did the almost same thing today. I needed to enlarge wire run holes in the wings where a previous builder had installed very small snap bushings. The Vans...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,267
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m in! Subscribed. Want to make sure my nuts are...

I’m in! Subscribed. Want to make sure my nuts are tight!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Scott Hersha
Awe Steve. That last picture got me. I so miss...

Awe Steve. That last picture got me. I so miss the cool, clear waters of northern Michigan. The second to last one did too - the Edmond Fitzgerald (similar looking ore boat), “ The legend lives on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,104
Posted By Scott Hersha
A friend of mine has N113UD on his RV8. The one...

A friend of mine has N113UD on his RV8. The one and the three are painted very close to each other……. his name is Bud….
November one BUD.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Scott Hersha
McMaster-Carr, thanks. Should have looked a...

McMaster-Carr, thanks. Should have looked a little deeper on their website.
.005 X 24” X 10’ is $170 and twice what I need. I’ll have to see if my hangar neighbor, RV7 builder Kevin needs some. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks for all the help and good advice....

Thanks for all the help and good advice. Fiberfrax is easy to find. SS foil .005 thick is more difficult. The only place I’ve found so far is online metals, but it comes in 100’ rolls for about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Scott Hersha
I can get fiberfrax at Spruce in 1/8” thickness....

I can get fiberfrax at Spruce in 1/8” thickness.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/fiberfrax.php?clickkey=6977

Is that thick enough? I found SS foil at Grainger for about $50 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By Scott Hersha
Firewall

I’m building another RV6 from a used kit I recently purchased. I am working on firewall component installation on this nearly completed airframe and I have a couple questions relative to firewall...
Forum: RV-4 06-28-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,223
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is what I did on my RV4. The pics may post...

This is what I did on my RV4. The pics may post sideways or upside down.

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Forum: RV-4 06-26-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By Scott Hersha
I will be doing a similar thing on my current RV6...

I will be doing a similar thing on my current RV6 build. Keeps some weight out of the elevator, and the left elevator counterweight. I’ll either use a custom made cable, or pushrod.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,162
Posted By Scott Hersha
You didn’t say what model of RV you have, but...

You didn’t say what model of RV you have, but cowl pins work very well on all RV models that i have seen, even on the top cowl. You just need a cowl pin retainer bracket mounted on the firewall -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Scott Hersha
Turns out, nothing wrong with the SureFly. It was...

Turns out, nothing wrong with the SureFly. It was the new ACS (home built) harnesses he bought from Spruce. He tried my old Slick harness, and it worked perfectly. He ordered 2 new Slick harnesses...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Scott Hersha
All three photos were taken with my camera...

All three photos were taken with my camera (iPhone) oriented the same. What’s up with that??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Scott Hersha
Not quite first flight

Another RV is about to take flight at KHAO. Shawn Wheeler’s beautiful RV4. He passed his FSDO inspection yesterday, and is working through an unexpected issue with his SureFly Ignition Module. He...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By Scott Hersha
The ones I got from Pmag were silicone. I think...

The ones I got from Pmag were silicone. I think they should last quite a while. Much longer than rubber.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,856
Posted By Scott Hersha
I was able to fly my RV4 this weekend, just...

I was able to fly my RV4 this weekend, just because I wanted to. This RV4, or any RV4, could be the best flying airplane I’ve ever owned. Then I prepared my hangar for my next project. I swore I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-20-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,826
Posted By Scott Hersha
EmagAir sells a powered electronic mag (pMag)....

EmagAir sells a powered electronic mag (pMag). They no longer sell the unpowered version of their electronic mag (formerly eMag). But their company is still called eMagair(.com).
I don’t know of any...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-20-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,826
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m going through a similar study, and this is...

I’m going through a similar study, and this is what I have so far:

I’m building an RV6 and right now considering one EI on the left, and a Slick mag on the right. This prevents me from needing a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,192
Posted By Scott Hersha
I installed these to replace my noisy Amazon...

I installed these to replace my noisy Amazon PAR36 LED lights in my RV4:

https://www.aero-lites.com/

They are very bright, and totally quiet as promised by the rep at Aero-Lites. I have an AeroLeds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought this one a little over a year ago for my...

I bought this one a little over a year ago for my RV4 with the old fashioned bent-type tail stinger that doesn’t fully swivel (can’t be pushed backwards into the hangar). At that time it was $73.95....
Forum: RV-4 06-15-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think you should run the gear bolt question by...

I think you should run the gear bolt question by the engineers at Vans Aircraft. Upsizing a bolt/and/or reaming for a taper pin bolt may introduce a strength issue. I know you don’t want to have any...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Terry. I think you are seeing CAD...

I agree with Terry. I think you are seeing CAD plating removal because of the tight fit of the lock nut. The nut is CAD plated too, so the initial fit gets very tight, loosens up a bit when the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 862,146
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ralph, I really like the ‘minimalist idea. I’m...

Ralph,
I really like the ‘minimalist idea. I’m starting an RV6 build (previously started by two other builders) and I am thinking light, simple, VFR. I’ll have an EFIS, because that is easier and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks for all the suggestions. I think what I’m...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think what I’m going to do is just make another trip up here (175 nm) and make him a 13 year old Young Eagle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Scott Hersha
Headset

I’m in Jackson MI for a high school reunion. My nephew’s son would like to go for a ride in my RV4 tomorrow (Sunday), but I don’t have a headset with me for him to use. Are there any RV’ers at KJXN...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By Scott Hersha
Actually, with the 3-way valve, if you leave the...

Actually, with the 3-way valve, if you leave the selector between the left and the right positions (not off position), you will be drawing fuel from both tanks at once, even though there is no...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,055
Posted By Scott Hersha
Keep in mind also that you can do loops, rolls,...

Keep in mind also that you can do loops, rolls, and a few other fun things in your RV14, but not in the -10, or -9. It’s an all around great airplane that is comfortable.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By Scott Hersha
Dan, For my panel upgrade on my RV4, I had...

Dan,
For my panel upgrade on my RV4, I had similar priorities to yours. I didn’t want to price the airplane out of the market, but wanted a more modern panel that is upgradable. I ended up with a...
Forum: Job Board 05-27-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bruce Bohannon has a dual control RV8 that he...

Bruce Bohannon has a dual control RV8 that he does transition training in near Houston. Blue Sky Aero in Illinois does tailwheel training and has (or had) an RV4 with full dual controls for RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ve read all of the posts on this thread, and I...

I’ve read all of the posts on this thread, and I can’t believe nobody has mentioned the “cat and duck method of instrument flying”. I think it may have been published by Bill Kershner. It was a long...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,277
Posted By Scott Hersha
Good point. I only meant not leaning if for taxi...

Good point. I only meant not leaning if for taxi and idle. Mixture adjustment for high density altitude takeoff is still necessary.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,277
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Larry. That makes sense. I’ll leave the...

Thank you Larry. That makes sense. I’ll leave the mixture rich on the ground.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,277
Posted By Scott Hersha
It sounds like most of these comments relate to...

It sounds like most of these comments relate to fuel injected engines. When I had my fuel injected RV8 I could see the reduction in fuel flow when leaning on the ground. On my carbureted fixed pitch...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By Scott Hersha
If the tooling hole doesn’t infringe on edge...

If the tooling hole doesn’t infringe on edge distance limitations and you remove any sharp edges - no problem. No difference than any other edge distance limit. If removing the tooling hole reduces...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,664
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ll have Bruce contact you.

I’ll have Bruce contact you.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-21-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,053
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ve done this same thing 4 times in the last two...

I’ve done this same thing 4 times in the last two months. I had to drain my tanks down to about 1/2 to prevent fuel spillage.
Mine also got difficult to move, and mine has the nylon core. I was...
Forum: Propellers 05-19-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,219
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Kyle. It seems like your prop is...

I agree with Kyle. It seems like your prop is almost perfect right now. If you re-pitch the prop for higher static, you’ll probably overspeed if you are trying not to exceed the 2700 Lycoming...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By Scott Hersha
The problem on a Lycoming is the camshaft. It...

The problem on a Lycoming is the camshaft. It sits above the oil, and if it’s not stored correctly, you will most likely have corrosion - on the cam lobes, and/or the solid lifters. This is very...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By Scott Hersha
I understand your problem. However, my RV4 seems...

I understand your problem. However, my RV4 seems to have a little more room between the rudder pedal flanges than the newer RV models, and most “normal shoes” are working out OK. A few years ago I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By Scott Hersha
It sounds like you are thinking that the preheat...

It sounds like you are thinking that the preheat system somehow blocks the cylinder cooling fins and thereby affecting engine cooling. No fixed engine preheat system does that. A blanket is commonly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By Scott Hersha
Are you climbing at Vy+10? If I do an extended...

Are you climbing at Vy+10? If I do an extended climb at Vy+10, I might get a little hot too. My Vy is 96K. I typically climb at 115 (minimum) to 135 KIAS. I have a fixed pitch prop on my O-360...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By Scott Hersha
Flight hours should really have little to do with...

Flight hours should really have little to do with brake parts and tire wear. I keep track of landings, the sole reason being to track brake and tire wear.
If you fly a 4 hour flight and make one...
Forum: RV-4 05-05-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,950
Posted By Scott Hersha
Here’s mine: BEW 979.2; Empty CG...

Here’s mine:

BEW 979.2; Empty CG 69.45”

Maximum Gross Weight 1500 lbs.
Aerobatic Gross Weight 1375 lbs
Datum 60” forward of wing leading edge
Forward CG Limit 68.7” aft of datum (15%...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,490
Posted By Scott Hersha
From Dan Hortons...

From Dan Hortons post:


https://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001423968.html

And what a beautiful airplane that is. I camped next to him and his wife at OSH-2018. He not only has larger main...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-30-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,490
Posted By Scott Hersha
Drag reduction is the goal I’m guessing, and it...

Drag reduction is the goal I’m guessing, and it may be more than a milliknot. An old friend from college on this website sent me information years ago about drag reduction on the Radial Rocket (some...
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