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Forum: RV-10 Today, 11:43 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 525,065
Posted By Northernliving
Stunning. Very nicely done.

Stunning. Very nicely done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By Northernliving
Those are express as IAS

Those are express as IAS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By Northernliving
Pretty good article on the chip situation from...

Pretty good article on the chip situation from today's WSJ. Basically, a much better write-up of what I described. Car/consumer electronic companies consume tons of silicon today. They slashed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By Northernliving
Whip-saw demand like we have never seen before. ...

Whip-saw demand like we have never seen before. Media/politicians created hysteria, demand fell off the cliff when everyone thought the world was ending, demand signals were slashed, factories were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By Northernliving
I work in the consumer electronics business for a...

I work in the consumer electronics business for a reasonably large company serving the automotive and end-consumer businesses, and in 25 years of being in and around supply chain management, I've...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,863
Posted By Northernliving
The Summit colors I'm using are actually...

The Summit colors I'm using are actually rebranded TPC Global paints. Perhaps they use both, but mine are TPC Global. https://tcpglobal.com/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,863
Posted By Northernliving
Larry, is the Jet Flex SB a flat/matted finish or...

Larry, is the Jet Flex SB a flat/matted finish or gloss?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,863
Posted By Northernliving
Summit Racing SUM-UP347Q

The builder of the RV8 I'm flying (standard build) painted the interior panels mostly before riveting or screwing. I like the look of unpainted fasteners. He used Summit Racing SUM-UP347Q dark gray...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By Northernliving
Can't speak from experience on -14, but the -8 is...

Can't speak from experience on -14, but the -8 is a wonderful plane. I'm sure the -14 is, too, and probably an easier build from the updated design. I very much appreciate the spaciousness of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By Northernliving
How do you define "soon to be released?" The...

How do you define "soon to be released?" The Cougar may look good on paper, but we may all grow old waiting for one to actually build.

The RV8 does have matched drill holes, but are not final...
Forum: Southeast 03-15-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Northernliving
I've rented on Lake Norris. Reservoirs are a...

I've rented on Lake Norris. Reservoirs are a little different if you are used to glacier lakes, but it's a very nice area.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By Northernliving
9102 Dan, Here are some photos of a test fit...

9102

Dan,

Here are some photos of a test fit using a 45* restricted fitting to the manifold on the firewall with the fuel pressure sensor. I'm using a vertical induction fuel injection servo. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks. Will take a photo this weekend.

Thanks. Will take a photo this weekend.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,533
Posted By Northernliving
8969 In my new engine install, I'm using the 90*...

8969

In my new engine install, I'm using the 90* fitting sold by ACS with a gland nut followed by a straight fitting to the fuel servo. The fuel line from the pump to the servo is secured to the...
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,378
Posted By Northernliving
Iím right on top of Alton Bay here so hard to see...

Iím right on top of Alton Bay here so hard to see the landing area - especially with morning fog!
June 2019 and October 2020
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,451
Posted By Northernliving
If something were to happen from not having a...

If something were to happen from not having a locking mechanism, it might also be an awkward conversation with the insurance company.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By Northernliving
It would take some work on a completed/painted...

It would take some work on a completed/painted cowl, but I always thought what Stu did was cleaver with an oil change door. Check out min 7ish on this video. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By Northernliving
I purchased one from ACS a couple of years ago...

I purchased one from ACS a couple of years ago and used it in series with the stock Vans muff. It made big difference. Very pleased with the quality of construction and performance. Perhaps my GIB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By Northernliving
I'm going through a FP/CS/engine change and...

I'm going through a FP/CS/engine change and agree, you need to look at YOUR operating limitations. Mine are clear in section 14, "...a change of a fixed-pitch from or to a controllable propeller,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By Northernliving
I have two sets I purchased that I wont be using....

I have two sets I purchased that I wont be using. I have the grove gear, and the don't work as well with the Grove gear since the bolts need to come down from the top. I paid $40 per set (4 total)...
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,872
Posted By Northernliving
Also used McMaster-Carr. Got the part number here...

Also used McMaster-Carr. Got the part number here on VAF from similar conversations. Part number 8451A22. Looks good, simple, cheap and works. What not to like.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,229
Posted By Northernliving
I looked into the decalfxpro and several youtube...

I looked into the decalfxpro and several youtube videos and it seemed like between the learning curve and equipment cost, it wasn't worth it. I admire that you took it on, though! Perhaps I'll give...
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By Northernliving
I was in the market 15 months ago, but the price...

I was in the market 15 months ago, but the price tag of nearly $20k and lack of field experience pushed me to their 2 blade composite. I'll look forward to the report.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Northernliving
I would go with the Show Planes mount. It's less...

I would go with the Show Planes mount. It's less stress on your engine baffles that are prone to crack. Also, install the Show Planes butterfly valve to restrict the airflow. You will need it on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Northernliving
This is a pretty good...

This is a pretty good overview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2IeuNGtn94
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By Northernliving
I've been disappointed with the Saf-Air drains. ...

I've been disappointed with the Saf-Air drains. The rubber o-rings seem to fail resulting in constant dripping. I've use Ez-drains and Fumoto ball style drains in my cars and trucks for a while...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,821
Posted By Northernliving
Battery technology will have to radically...

Battery technology will have to radically change/improve for this to be any thing more than an interesting science fair project. 100LL has over 100 times the power density of current lithium-ion...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By Northernliving
B&C

Not really an answer to your question, but for reference for others who may use this pose in the future. The B&C BC-410 pad mount will fit nicely with or without the 90 degree adapter. The 462...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By Northernliving
I'm planning to ditch the adapters and use Denso...

I'm planning to ditch the adapters and use Denso L-14U's or Autolite 386's. They are around $2/each at our local auto parts store plenty of options on line. These are 18MM threads (same as aviation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Northernliving
That's a loaded question, but probably easier...

That's a loaded question, but probably easier than starting from scratch!
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,337
Posted By Northernliving
I'm curious what instructions you are...

I'm curious what instructions you are referencing.

I'm installing a LR3D-14 and those instructions have the "preferred" location is the pilot side of the firewall. Page 7/Secion B step...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,474
Posted By Northernliving
Very innovative. I was going to give one of...

Very innovative. I was going to give one of these a try, but yours looks better.

https://www.mcmaster.com/socket-wrench-adapters/box-end-tight-clearance-offset-sockets-10/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,191
Posted By Northernliving
This comes down to the loan needing to be...

This comes down to the loan needing to be collagenized with an objectively valued liquid asset. The bankís unwillingness to take a box of parts as collateral is in part a result of their risk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By Northernliving
Picked up a new engine

I picked up a new engine on the 23rd that I'll begin installing in the coming weeks. It was a nice Christmas present. I really like the billet aluminum covers. Tim Hess did a beautiful job.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-21-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 196,367
Posted By Northernliving
You guys are very fortunate to have strips at...

You guys are very fortunate to have strips at your home/farms. It's a pilots' dream!

Easy to rotate pictures on a PC. Just open it in the view and hit the rotate button. I'm sure there is an...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-19-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,294
Posted By Northernliving
Really interesting spray chrome option. I'd love...

Really interesting spray chrome option. I'd love to hear about durability.

I asked a couple of paint shops the same thing(stripping and polishing), and they all said, while not impossible, if it...
Forum: Propellers 12-18-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,179
Posted By Northernliving
Hartzell G2YR/N7605W-2X carbon fiber prop

I went with the Hartzell G2YR/N7605W-2X carbon fiber prop. It was around 16lbs lighter than the the BA prop, has no operating restrictions, amazing climb performance, but may cost 1-2kts on the top...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-15-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,967
Posted By Northernliving
Electric/Hydrogen powered flight

There needs to be a different battery technology before electric flight is more than a science fair project. It will come, though. Electric/Hydrogen powered flight seem to be the focus at the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-14-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,064
Posted By Northernliving
The Bearhawk Patrol is on my list of projects. ...

The Bearhawk Patrol is on my list of projects. Really impressive numbers.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,182
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks Mac. I'm about to install a new engine,...

Thanks Mac. I'm about to install a new engine, and I'd like to build a dehydrator. Can you point me to pics of yours design?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,182
Posted By Northernliving
It would seem that keeping the engine temperature...

It would seem that keeping the engine temperature sufficiently above the dewpoint at all times would eliminate any chance of condensation. If you can keep the engine temp at say, 60-70F, and the...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,325
Posted By Northernliving
Forced landings

Forced night landings at night are possible. This one from last week was amazing.

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2020/12/bellanca-17-30a-viking-n28067-accident.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-27-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,768
Posted By Northernliving
I had to drain and pull my tank for repairs...

I had to drain and pull my tank for repairs earlier this year. It takes about an hour. Removing some of the bolts takes some patients. Get some stubby/palm ratchets, universal joint extension,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,219
Posted By Northernliving
Something sounds very wrong with your quote. Try...

Something sounds very wrong with your quote. Try BWI. https://bwifly.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,615
Posted By Northernliving
4760 That's funny, We had a 4 ship going SW for...

4760

That's funny, We had a 4 ship going SW for breakfast at N40 and I wondered what the 3 ship formation was up to - we flew right by you and I took a screenshot on FlyQ. Had a nice breakfast at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,702
Posted By Northernliving
Hi Rob, Yes, some have done it w/out the gear...

Hi Rob,

Yes, some have done it w/out the gear mod. https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=130904 Brush up on your yoga or shove your grandson up front under the panel!

I have a cheap...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,702
Posted By Northernliving
Monroe has the bolts for $2.55 each in...

Monroe has the bolts for $2.55 each in quantitates of 5 and the nuts are $3.79 is quantities of 5. Get the 5 pack and carry a spare. Call it $49 with shipping and handling. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,702
Posted By Northernliving
Interesting. Wasn't aware there was an allen...

Interesting. Wasn't aware there was an allen alternative. I wasn't able to find any discussion on the MS20006-30 in this thread or elsewhere on VAF, but I trust you evaluated the specs. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,702
Posted By Northernliving
I'm having a hard time picturing Allen wrenches...

I'm having a hard time picturing Allen wrenches fit into the bolt heads with glue. Perhaps you are using different bolts? A picture would be helpful.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2020, 03:48 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,702
Posted By Northernliving
It probably is overkill. I fly around 100 hours...

It probably is overkill. I fly around 100 hours a year and change my oil at 50 hours, so I'm probably checking it one extra time per year on average. I've just read or heard of a number of -8 owner...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,702
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks for the H20 info, Steve. They are nice,...

Thanks for the H20 info, Steve. They are nice, hefty nuts! I'm currently using the NAS6206-36 bolts. It looks like the NAS6606-36 would have the extra thread length needed should I decide to go...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 71,702
Posted By Northernliving
I check the torque on my -8 landing gear each...

I check the torque on my -8 landing gear each time I change the oil. It's really one of my least favorite jobs. I'm tempted to reinstall the bolts from the top like other have done (with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 842,689
Posted By Northernliving
Very interesting. What sort of heater box or you...

Very interesting. What sort of heater box or you using on the firewall? It looks like you closed off the NACA duct. where is your fresh air coming from?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 842,689
Posted By Northernliving
Very nice, Al. I'm curious why it looks like you...

Very nice, Al. I'm curious why it looks like you have a lower box on the left side similar to the lower baggage compartment on the right. What was the thinking behind that mod?
Forum: Painting your RV 11-01-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,969
Posted By Northernliving
Motor Guard

That's pretty cleaver. I've had pretty good success painting with inline dryers, but this is a terrific idea. The paints today compared to the paints of 30-40 years ago seem much more susceptible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,159
Posted By Northernliving
I assume you get tailwheel endorsement as a...

I assume you get tailwheel endorsement as a student pilot? That's pretty "non-conventional" by today's standard, but very cool. Well done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,702
Posted By Northernliving
I second this selection. Go industrial - not the...

I second this selection. Go industrial - not the Home Depot or Lowe's stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,144
Posted By Northernliving
Went up North

My GIB/Bride and I flew to see her parents on Moosehead Lake in Northern Maine for a morning church service on Sunday. Colors were still quite nice in the south and Mt. Washington was coated with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,468
Posted By Northernliving
Greg, F-830 (front floor panel) comes out with...

Greg,

F-830 (front floor panel) comes out with screws. If your builder built to plans, the F-831 (rear seat floor panel) panel requires drilling out all the rivets. I know if several builders who...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,989
Posted By Northernliving
I spoke to TJ at B&C last week about mounting...

I spoke to TJ at B&C last week about mounting locations, and he said it was "preferred" on the pilot side of the firewall because of moisture concerns (section B step 3 of the install manual). He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,819
Posted By Northernliving
My Reiff looked like this after around 2 years...

My Reiff looked like this after around 2 years and estimated 25 cycles. Since I wasn't the builder, Reiff said the warranty was void and they left me out in the "cold" so to speak. I'm trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,819
Posted By Northernliving
Zerostart Silicone Pad Heater

A few PMed me asking how the $79 Zerostart 3400033 Silicone Pad Heater linked above fit. This is on a verticle sump superior IO-360. The metal was left unpainted and scuffed prior to applying the...
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,057
Posted By Northernliving
Rental?

You can rent them here for $150. https://www.vikingaircraftengines.com/new-products/dynavibe-classic-prop-balancer

I ended up buying a balancer recently. It made an enormous difference. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Northernliving
Just start looking

I looked for around a year before buying. I read lots of adds and called lots of sellers. Itís part of the learning process. Iím in the Northeast, but flew commercially to look at one in Montana,...
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