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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I do suggest you validate any downloaded drawing...

I do suggest you validate any downloaded drawing against the actual install manual. I have found at least 1 error in the Garmin files. That error could also be a, import/translation error as well. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,853
Posted By WingsOnWheels
As a buyer, I only use my credit card. That may...

As a buyer, I only use my credit card. That may be through paypal, but funded from the card. Has saved my rear a few times.

As a seller, it is a c**p shoot. Cash in person or wire transfer are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I designed a "Oshkosh-Rated" rudder gust lock. ...

I designed a "Oshkosh-Rated" rudder gust lock. It is super simple. Works for the wedge TEs, but could be modded for the folded TEs. Pretty easy to make (mostly 3d printed). It is a simple female...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-03-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By WingsOnWheels
SWI is my usual fuel stop and they are doing a...

SWI is my usual fuel stop and they are doing a good job of keeping it that way!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-03-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Pretty much any of the ford style regulators will...

Pretty much any of the ford style regulators will get the job done. From Oreilly in Driggs, checkout part number VR166 or 2VR2, they both show as in-stock.

Wiring (Use the one on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Beautiful work. Went with a proper slider I...

Beautiful work. Went with a proper slider I see...haha
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By WingsOnWheels
During the build I kept a sheet of paper taped to...

During the build I kept a sheet of paper taped to the shop door. Anytime I used hardware for a non-plans application (like cushion clamps for wire, FWF stuff, avionics, etc) I would write it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine is hinges all around, per plans. The only...

Mine is hinges all around, per plans. The only thing I would do differently is add a couple screws at the inboard side of the hinges on the bottom cowl to firewall. I have lost 1 eyelet on each...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,316
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You should check with Vans, I don't think they...

You should check with Vans, I don't think they let you reassign the kit before it is delivered (to prevent kit scalping).
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-20-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here is what I get with my cruise-pitched Catto...

Here is what I get with my cruise-pitched Catto O-360 RV6A

Speeds are Knots TAS at 8500ft DA

RPM / KTAS / GPH

2400 / 146 / 8.3
2500 / 153 / 9.0
2600 / 160 / 9.7
2680 / 166 / 10.9 (WOT)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,143
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had a similar issue when building my own EI. ...

I had a similar issue when building my own EI. Had one inductive pickup that was not happy. Was find at low RPM, but up above 2600 it would get jumpy and the tach would start to spike. Could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Took off from Aerocountry first thing in the...

Took off from Aerocountry first thing in the morning Friday and made a quick stop up at Sherman for some of the cheap fuel (well, 6.19 cheap...lowest nearby). Headed over to the west side of Ft....
Forum: Texas (North) 07-16-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Space is taken now. Found an RV7 within a couple...

Space is taken now. Found an RV7 within a couple hours
Forum: Texas (North) 07-16-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Hangar space available for RV at T31 Aerocountry (McKinney, TX)

I am not the hangar owner, but my hangar mate is moving out. Another RV would be great. Rent is good for the area, owner prefers single-owner aircraft vs partnerships. Would rather not have all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1, I even dimpled the 0.040 forward floor and...

+1, I even dimpled the 0.040 forward floor and countersunk the angle. A dimple is almost always better than a countersink. On 0.032 I would only countersink if there were no way to dimple.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-12-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The check valve in this application is used...

The check valve in this application is used pretty much like a poppet valve. Just provides some restriction to give a better cutoff and prevent "dribbles"
Forum: Southeast 07-08-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can't book the RCC directly by yourself (not...

You can't book the RCC directly by yourself (not a hotel per se, but a conference center with lodging). Need to go through the event registration process that Bill mentioned. When the time comes,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It looks like the 3M Paint Protection film I used...

It looks like the 3M Paint Protection film I used in a number of places on my build.
Forum: Southeast 07-08-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm very excited! Hoping for good weather!

I'm very excited! Hoping for good weather!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-06-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I second what Cole said. The earlier models are...

I second what Cole said. The earlier models are all a little different. Everything hand-drilled in assembly. Finding another rudder that will drop-in would just be dumb luck.

For now, you can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-01-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 148,854
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Looking Great!

Looking Great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm happy to fab something if you like. Have...

I'm happy to fab something if you like. Have pretty much a full machine shop. Can do a metal piece, front engraved plastic (like a trophy plaque), or a reverse-engraved label. Just shoot me a PM...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If this is a 4 or 6. Which it looks like, the...

If this is a 4 or 6. Which it looks like, the tank is very easy to remove. Not counting draining, less than 10 minutes. For the later models, the Z brakets on the back of the tank are a bear. So,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,231
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Removed and replaced this one from an RV6 during...

Removed and replaced this one from an RV6 during the CI recently.

https://i.postimg.cc/k57SV11J/20220405-163243.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-22-2022, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It is not hard to find, don't get hung up on the...

It is not hard to find, don't get hung up on the NEF, just look for the 1 1/4-16. 1.25 UNC means -7 pitch, 1.25 UNF is -12 pitch. They are still a 60 degree thread.

What throws me off on Vans Spec,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By WingsOnWheels
http://www.aircraftspecialty.com

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-09-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This - The best bet is to buy with the overhead...

This - The best bet is to buy with the overhead pedals, or modify for them. The overhead pedals can provide quite a bit of adjustment range.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to note, the vented Earth-X battery is a...

Just to note, the vented Earth-X battery is a different part than the standard earth-X. They don't all come with the vents, the vented version is more expensive. You will also need to modify the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Wax
Views: 3,131
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dang, that is a lot more than I would have...

Dang, that is a lot more than I would have expected. My hangar gets a lot of dust. I try to keep the plane clean, but you know how that goes. I'll have to try a before/after flight as well one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,316
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had a college friend out in Texas for a...

I had a college friend out in Texas for a wedding. So I flew down from Dallas to San Antonio on Saturday. From there we flew over to Fredericksburg for lunch and then I dropped him back at BAZ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This looks like the newer rubber seals and It...

This looks like the newer rubber seals and It looks like the inner lip of the seal is not riding on the spacer, but rather forced inward. I would pull the nut and spacer to make sure the seal is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,609
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ditto, I love my fly cutter. I was invaluable...

Ditto, I love my fly cutter. I was invaluable during my -6A build. Just clamp your work well and go slow.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This is a little bit of apples and oranges...

This is a little bit of apples and oranges comparison. The Denso 5312 is an iridium plug, while the BR8ES is a common copper-core plug. The better comparison would be the NGK BR8EIX.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Buy the F-6103 OVSZ. That is the only one they...

Buy the F-6103 OVSZ. That is the only one they keep in stock for the -6 anymore. It is 14" tall. Just cut away what you don't need. The panel for the -7 will not work.

Side note, if you do have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,205
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Put kitchen plastic wrap over the potion of the...

Put kitchen plastic wrap over the potion of the cap that goes into the filler neck, then install cap as usual.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,517
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the new 7 tail on my 6A. It is huge and...

I have the new 7 tail on my 6A. It is huge and the little extra weight out back does not help the CG. As noted by other, the 8 vert and rudder are a good compromise for the 6. The upside of my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,002
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If needed for the hangar: ground, not in motion...

If needed for the hangar: ground, not in motion insurance would be an option for hull. Then just liability for flight. Covers your family against liability and the aircraft against non-flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am just happy I finally got to do some flying. ...

I am just happy I finally got to do some flying. The weather here has not been great. The few nice days, I have been stuck at work. I changed the oil as well. Sad it calendared out, rather than...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-30-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1, skip the gasket, it is just a leak source. ...

+1, skip the gasket, it is just a leak source. If needed down the road, a heat gun will soften the pro-seal.

Good idea on the RC prop blade, I'll have to give that a whirl sometime.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I designed the panel for my -6. It is modular...

I designed the panel for my -6. It is modular with a separate support frame. I have been happy with it so far, but also haven't had a need yet to re-panel it. In reality, it is just as easy to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-23-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good to know, and makes sense. Something that...

Good to know, and makes sense. Something that could maybe happen on the ground with no aerodynamic loads only. I know i was able to cause that condition while assembling the control system, but of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to note, having excessive travel (missing or...

Just to note, having excessive travel (missing or incorrect stop) can be a critical safety issue. With the bell crank arrangement on the -6, it is possible for the bell crank to travel over-center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unlike the mains, the nose pant does not support...

Unlike the mains, the nose pant does not support the nose gear leg fairing. The nose gear leg fairing should have a clamp at the bottom to hold it in place to the gear leg. Flying with the nose...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Another vote for a Kroger sun shade. Best...

Another vote for a Kroger sun shade. Best addition ever for the Texas heat. Also, pick up some cling tint from walmart or the autoparts store. Cut out some squares and stick wherever needed.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-12-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I put mine under the baggage floor with an access...

I put mine under the baggage floor with an access panel.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP16042019A0001H.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm sure it will. Not going to send in right...

I'm sure it will. Not going to send in right now, I don't want the downtime. I'll wait and do it when the aircraft is down for maintenance or condition inspection, or if I am going to be out of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Follow-up. Heard back from Dynon. The failure...

Follow-up. Heard back from Dynon. The failure that results in this notification is an internal failure that requires return for repair.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dynon Skyview Audio Out Failure

On my last flight, my skyview classic audio stopped working and it put up the Audio Output Failure warning. It worked fine on the prior flight.

There is very little information on this failure...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think you are going to have a tough time...

I think you are going to have a tough time finding what you are looking for, but if it helps, the 6,7, and 9 use the same canopy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unless you drop the fancy spacers (machined out...

Unless you drop the fancy spacers (machined out of aluminum for the center bearing support) down into the tail where they are impossible to reach. Yeah, then it takes a lot longer...haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,185
Posted By WingsOnWheels
on the other side. I was looking for some 1/8...

on the other side. I was looking for some 1/8 aluminum plate. Even with shipping ACS was the cheapest I could find (counting the local metal supplier).
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-07-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,617
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The pre-made carpet I received from Abby at...

The pre-made carpet I received from Abby at Flightline Interiors is very light. The baggage carpet can't weigh more than 1.5-2 pounds.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-03-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,617
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have my drawings from when I ordered baggage...

I have my drawings from when I ordered baggage and forward-floor carpets from flightline interiors. Shoot me an e-mail and I can send you what I have. May not be perfect for your configuration, but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-16-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This may not be helpful, but doesn't hurt. 6A...

This may not be helpful, but doesn't hurt. 6A O-360 with firewall mounted battery.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP03032013A0004S.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I asked where to buy them, response: Our Simi...

I asked where to buy them, response:

Our Simi Valley Logistics center can quote the parts.

Another mystery solved, off to the batmobile....RV6A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Manufatuer replied, still in production at the...

Manufatuer replied, still in production at the Torrance plant.

No clue where to buy them. Maybe give Gen Aircraft hardware a call. Part number is valid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,889
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I was going to ask the same thing before I...

I was going to ask the same thing before I scrolled down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Boy, my google-foo is usually pretty strong, but...

Boy, my google-foo is usually pretty strong, but this one has me stumped. I couldn't find anything. I do love a challenge though, so I sent an e-mail to Howmet Aerospace (owners of the CAMLOC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I sat on my AC43.13 to adjust the pedals...

I sat on my AC43.13 to adjust the pedals initially. It was about right.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The advantage of the method Dan noted is that in...

The advantage of the method Dan noted is that in the event the engine ground strap fails, the P-lead won't become an engine ground.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would avoid adding weight in the rear of the...

I would avoid adding weight in the rear of the -6, they are already know to be a bit aft-bias on the CG. Of course that will vary by aircraft.
Forum: ADS-B 01-19-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,250
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Pull your PAPR and see what is showing as the...

Pull your PAPR and see what is showing as the failure. Could be a configuration problem, GPS signal, or like noted above Altitude or squawk
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,917
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the vetterman mufflers on my 6A (O-360). ...

I have the vetterman mufflers on my 6A (O-360). I only have 1 plumbed with a heat shroud. I get so much heat, I rarely crack the heat more than 2-3 clicks on the detent push/pull cable. That is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I can't be sure about that. I block-sanded my...

I can't be sure about that. I block-sanded my panel after paint, before labels. You are going to want a clearcoat over the label, so a little sanding on the panel won't hurt. I used a flat 2k...
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