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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-13-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By RV6_flyer
I also would recommend Richard "Mavrick" White at...

I also would recommend Richard "Mavrick" White at R&D American Aviation (http://rdamericanaviation.com/).
Forum: COMM 05-12-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By RV6_flyer
Mine has worked well for 23+ years and over...

Mine has worked well for 23+ years and over 3,400+ flying hours. Never had any issues but then again I knew the designer and have visited with him many times when I lived near him.

When flying with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,791
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have flown many of the Oshkosh RV formations (I...

I have flown many of the Oshkosh RV formations (I see my airplane in that photo) and was part of the 15% that said they were not going to be at Oshkosh AirVenture 2021 because of the "lively...
Forum: Tools 05-08-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am one of the guys that has had several #30 and...

I am one of the guys that has had several #30 and #40 EZ-bur tools. They are expensive and break. The blade is supposed to be replaceable but the new tool blade does not work in the old tools and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,459
Posted By RV6_flyer
Three of us are thinking on the same lines. A...

Three of us are thinking on the same lines. A $47.50 solution to a problem that creates bigger problems than the one it is trying to fix.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like seeing the different ELT mounts shown in...

I like seeing the different ELT mounts shown in this thread. My question is what kind of VSWR (https://www.radioworld.com/news-and-business/the-abcs-of-swr-vswr-reflected-power-and-return-loss) are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By RV6_flyer
I agree that getting it welded local will be the...

I agree that getting it welded local will be the fastest fix.

DWG 33 makes me think the part is WD-816. I would need to go to my hangar and actually find the part to make sure.

10595

10596

Hope...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-18-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have used nails as replacements for 20-years. IF...

Have used nails as replacements for 20-years. IF the nail you get does not work, try another manufacturer. Have seen some nails the same size that work and others that do not work.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By RV6_flyer
To me, it sounds like the plastic cam that opens...

To me, it sounds like the plastic cam that opens the points is worn. A little wear on the points and the cam could give the indications you list.

How many hours have been put on the mags since the...
Forum: Oregon 04-09-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's Aircraft...

Van's Aircraft (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/public/parts.txt) should be able to get you what you want in the size you want.

Go to "The List (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/public/parts.txt)" and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By RV6_flyer
23+ years ago, I just drilled a hole for the...

23+ years ago, I just drilled a hole for the anti-rotation tab into the panel. I used ON / OFF plate that were made to be used with the switches and that covers the hole.

Here is a photo of switch...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,101
Posted By RV6_flyer
I once let my 2003 GMC 4.3L V6 go more than a...

I once let my 2003 GMC 4.3L V6 go more than a year but less than the recommended oil change time. The valves started making noise till the engine warmed up. Added an additive to the oil, ran till...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,101
Posted By RV6_flyer
I follow the manufacturers recommendation because...

I follow the manufacturers recommendation because I want the engine to perform and last as long as the manufacturers claims. Best way to get the life and performance out of the engine is to follow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By RV6_flyer
I did the same as Danny. I got my RV-8 project...

I did the same as Danny. I got my RV-8 project to fit BEFORE soldering in the components.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By RV6_flyer
The only thing BAD I see about the FAA's "new...

The only thing BAD I see about the FAA's "new way" of issuing the Special Airworthiness certificate is that one cannot reproduce or alter it. (photocopy in the airplane and original at home /...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By RV6_flyer
No it has not for the last 20-years I have been...

No it has not for the last 20-years I have been doing it. It is easy to identify what you just drilled out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By RV6_flyer
https://www.ustool.com/includes/work/image_cache/j...

https://www.ustool.com/includes/work/image_cache/jpeg/65049e39b7b8fa5142c074c4fa4d6fb7.thumb.jpeg

That looks like the one that was sold by ATS (https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/main.aspx) and not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By RV6_flyer
I been using something similar made by US...

I been using something similar made by US Industrial Tool (https://www.amazon.com/AVIATION-OIL-FILTER-DRAIN-TOOL/dp/B01HSHEMEW) for 20+...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-28-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used the Rescue Bit to remove a broken Ez Out a...

I used the Rescue Bit to remove a broken Ez Out a 4 or 5 years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,975
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have had MMO in my hangar for as long as I have...

I have had MMO in my hangar for as long as I have had a hangar. I reach for the MMO first when my air tools need oil.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not know everything about CAN bus...

I do not know everything about CAN bus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus) and Garmin may be able to give us the correct answer.

My understanding of the CAN bus length...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 351,370
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like what I see. Only comment that I can think...

I like what I see.

Only comment that I can think of is that Dave Anders has an "Angle Valve" engine. The angle valve engines have better oil flow to the valves and if memory serves me correctly,...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,853
Posted By RV6_flyer
My Robin Wings carb heat muff has been going...

My Robin Wings carb heat muff has been going strong since 1997. The end caps are loose after 3,400 hours so I phoned Rick to buy new ones. He no longer has the website but does support over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By RV6_flyer
I retired from being a DARF 8-years ago so a...

I retired from being a DARF 8-years ago so a current DAR may have more recent info.

Just looked up the new 8050-1 (https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Form/AC8050-1.pdf). (03/21 version)

Box...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By RV6_flyer
What is this capacitor used for? Dynon?

What is this capacitor used for? Dynon?
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,465
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been retired 7+years. During my 30+ years...

I have been retired 7+years. During my 30+ years working, we used CLEAR heat shrink almost all the time because it allowed for some inspection of the joint.

Going from memory, heat shrink is all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,639
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been on the fence about going. Not crazy...

I have been on the fence about going. Not crazy about the changes that I will see there because of the COVID restrictions.

UWO emailed out their revised Cancelation policy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,160
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just like the CHEAP sick on card that changes...

Just like the CHEAP sick on card that changes color, all CO sensors that I have looked at has a life limit and will need replaced at some period of time. The Flight Data System one that Mike linked...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-14-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By RV6_flyer
4+ years

My GMU-11 has been mounted and flying on the rear deck for 4+ years. Would need to look in the logbook to know exactly how long.

8372

8373

8374

No interference with the manual trim cable and...
Forum: Flight Testing 02-12-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,366
Posted By RV6_flyer
September 17, 1997

Nothing like posting first flight photo. IF I do some searching, there is a photo of the first landing showing smoke coming off the tires.

8300
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,737
Posted By RV6_flyer
I would go look at the Type Certificate Data...

I would go look at the Type Certificate Data Sheet for the 390 (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/7aa2332bd89bfab3862585370051fd24/$FILE/E00006NY_Rev9.pdf).

It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By RV6_flyer
FAA Order 8130.2J...

FAA Order 8130.2J (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgOrders.nsf/0/501ddb0dbf755726862581670074666f/$FILE/8130.2J.pdf) lists the requirement you state.

Following is a COPY / PASTE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By RV6_flyer
As I understand it, in the EXPERIMENTAL aircraft...

As I understand it, in the EXPERIMENTAL aircraft world, you are required to have an Airframe log. The log should keep track of ALL required inspections.

I like to have Airframe, Engine, and Prop...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By RV6_flyer
It all needs done and you can do all of it. ...

It all needs done and you can do all of it. People like me that likes LOTS of data typically need more than 40-hours to get it. May take something like 75-hours in my case. After the phase I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,509
Posted By RV6_flyer
The indicator light will come on if there is no...

The indicator light will come on if there is no or low power to the LASAR system. The voltage for the light should come from a different circuit.

Your A&P should have a subscription to the Champion...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By RV6_flyer
Going from memory, there are two 3/16 holes to...

Going from memory, there are two 3/16 holes to mount the parking brake valve.

Builder would use two AN-3 bolts and could have plate nuts or nuts to mount it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By RV6_flyer
I just looked up the links for a friend in Europe...

I just looked up the links for a friend in Europe yesterday.

Part I. (https://www.kitplanes.com/so-youd-like-to-go-faster/)

Part II. (https://www.kitplanes.com/so-youd-like-to-go-faster-2/)

There...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By RV6_flyer
Location depends on where everything else is. I...

Location depends on where everything else is.

I would try to have the ammeter shunt in the cockpit if at all possible. There will be TWO (2) wires running to the gauge to tell you current and I like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By RV6_flyer
Why use a diode...

Here is an article (https://resources.altium.com/p/using-flyback-diodes-relays-prevents-electrical-noise-your-circuits) about why a diode is used with a relay.


To make a long story short, the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,498
Posted By RV6_flyer
Between 30 and 40-years ago, we were using...

Between 30 and 40-years ago, we were using Loctite Depend...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-16-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By RV6_flyer
A number of years ago, I replaced my Rocky...

A number of years ago, I replaced my Rocky Mountain Instruments microMonitor with a Dynon unit. I found it easier to just replace all the probes than try to rework wiring to work with the new unit. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,759
Posted By RV6_flyer
I learned about ProSeal 40-years ago at Hughes...

I learned about ProSeal 40-years ago at Hughes Aircraft Company. Surfaces must be clean and scuffed for a good seal. Sealant must be mixed well at the correct ratio and we only used SemKits.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is very nice to use the same kind of grease...

It is very nice to use the same kind of grease that was used before.

In my opinion, you should be able to mix grease type in that application.

Yes you can use auto grease that you have on hand or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By RV6_flyer
I installed mine 4 or so years ago with standard...

I installed mine 4 or so years ago with standard tools I have in my tool box. USE the hardware that Garmin supplies and it will work perfect.

NO... You do not need special tools to install. Just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,236
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using the Phillips screws with very little...

Been using the Phillips screws with very little issue. Yes they can be reused and can cam out. Most of the cam out issue is from BAD screwdrivers. IF you only use an ACR bit...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,011
Posted By RV6_flyer
The drawing lists VA-128. IT does NOT go...

The drawing lists VA-128. IT does NOT go anywhere on the image posted. The correct location is near the upper engine mount location on the crankcase behind the #3 cylinder.

Either the port shown...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-07-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,063
Posted By RV6_flyer
Michel: I am the guy that told Butch about the...

Michel:

I am the guy that told Butch about the aluminum extrusion.

I used the mod that Butch did on an RV-6A that had the broken one you describe. I was able to match some of the existing holes /...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,278
Posted By RV6_flyer
20 Some years ago, a local homebuilder, airshow...

20 Some years ago, a local homebuilder, airshow performer and IA let me use his AirWolf cutter. I liked it so much that I purchased one. I like it better than all the other ones that I have tried...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,231
Posted By RV6_flyer
Be careful with off mil spec O-Rings. I rebuild...

Be careful with off mil spec O-Rings. I rebuild master cylinders and had to remove and replace some o-rings that looked the right size but were not and leaked.
Forum: Tools 12-31-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,098
Posted By RV6_flyer
One of my RV friends in Georgia (Yes I do have...

One of my RV friends in Georgia (Yes I do have more than one friend! :D) has the compressor in the link and it is the quietest compressor that I have ever heard and I have heard a lot.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,362
Posted By RV6_flyer
I think one will find that most of the cells are...

I think one will find that most of the cells are made in China. If one looks close at the BMS PCB image, it does say made in USA.

6356
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By RV6_flyer
You must have a newer USB version than I have. ...

You must have a newer USB version than I have. Mine only goes up to drawing 50.

My paper fuselage drawings go up to page 85 and there is a drawing 73. I may need to purchase a new USB...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,232
Posted By RV6_flyer
Do not forget about P-factor and torque on the...

Do not forget about P-factor and torque on the takeoff roll. They put more load on the left tire and having RIGHT rudder input does not help. Pretty typical of all light aircraft that has lots of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By RV6_flyer
Why are people installing the VA-106 axle nut so...

Why are people installing the VA-106 axle nut so tight that it needs a wrench to get it off?

The wheel bearings do not last when they are tight. Last time I check, each wheel used two bearings and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 922
Posted By RV6_flyer
After 23-years flying with 3,498 flying hours on...

After 23-years flying with 3,498 flying hours on the same oil cooler, it is extra weight, extra work, and extra expense that is a not needed.

IF you were to put a filter in front of the oil cooler,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,231
Posted By RV6_flyer
The cheapest thing about flying is the...

The cheapest thing about flying is the pilot.

This pilot would just purchase the individual O-Rings from Aircraft Spruce and save the money on the purchase of the overhaul kit. Order the MS number...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,755
Posted By RV6_flyer
I want to say yes but the real answer is...

I want to say yes but the real answer is maybe.

Is there enough room in the conduit?

Will tubing slide through the conduit without pulling the wires out?

Can you cut the conduit with the wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thank you ariel_arielly. For those that do not...

Thank you ariel_arielly.


For those that do not read Hebrew, here is how I translated the above.

https://www.translate.com/hebrew-english

This week I published my second book:

"The (almost)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By RV6_flyer
My experience with my RV-8 build has been the...

My experience with my RV-8 build has been the service bulletin parts and instructions came with the kit to supplement the plans and manual.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By RV6_flyer
Being a HAM radio guy, the only problem I see...

Being a HAM radio guy, the only problem I see with 121.5 ELT in a new airplane is you will have a hard time finding a NEW 121.5 ELT to install. If I remember correctly, the FCC (not FAA) halted /...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By RV6_flyer
Moved my RV-6 project (flying 23-years now) and...

Moved my RV-6 project (flying 23-years now) and shop while it was under construction 5 times over 8.5 years.

My present RV-8 project had tail and one wing complete when it moved several states...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been retired from being a DAR for 7-years....

I have been retired from being a DAR for 7-years. Mel has done 100 times more airplanes that I have so he may add more info than what I remember.

You are required to have a weight and balance...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have seen those before. It is possible that one...

Have seen those before. It is possible that one of the airframe manufacturers use that on a certificated airplane and ended up on your engine from the airplane it came out of.

What brand of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,871
Posted By RV6_flyer
I question if the seals that work with DOT4 and...

I question if the seals that work with DOT4 and Royco782 are compatible. I would want to have used all new O-Rings / seals with the fluid change.

As stated above, there is a possibility of air in...
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