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Forum: Tools Today, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,292
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have that same one from HF, except I modified...

I have that same one from HF, except I modified mine. I remove the bed and wheels, flipped the frame over and remounted the wheels and bed. It now sits higher off the floor, which works well for me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you have electric trim in your left elevator,...

If you have electric trim in your left elevator, your elevator counterweight will be more than the right elevator counterweight (to counter the weight of the trim motor aft of the hinge line). On...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-09-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By Scott Hersha
I got my tail fairing, and other fairings, from...

I got my tail fairing, and other fairings, from Fairings Etc. Fit is good with just a little work to make it lay down tight with only a few screws. Iíve used their fairings on all of my RV builds....
Forum: RV-15 08-09-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 49
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 3,753
Posted By Scott Hersha
It only takes two things to build your own...

It only takes two things to build your own airplane (RV15):

1. All of your time

2. All of your money

At this point in my life Iím running out of both. My last RV build, an RV6, should be ready...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can also I get one from FlyBoy....

You can also I get one from FlyBoy.

https://flyboyaccessories.com/product/vans-type-tailwheel-tapered-rod-spring

Youíll have to drill your own holes. Biggest challenge - match drilling the...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By Scott Hersha
You could also just make a new stiffener if you...

You could also just make a new stiffener if you have the metal. My kits have always come with some aluminum strips that I think they called ďtrim bundleĒ, and were (are) 3 or 4 feet long. Just bend...
Forum: Southeast 08-01-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By Scott Hersha
Absolutely!! Location is key. If you happen to...

Absolutely!! Location is key. If you happen to be at an airport that embraces personal aircraft hangar ownership, and you’re in it for the long run, then that option can’t be beat. One guy at my...
Forum: Southeast 08-01-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hangars at our airport (KHAO) just north of...

Hangars at our airport (KHAO) just north of Cincinnati are all privately owned. I own one of them, and a few years ago I got a contract to build some T-hangars. They wanted us to build three rows,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve had two of these break on me over the years....

Iíve had two of these break on me over the years. I noticed that my landings got better after the break, when I had nothing installed, waiting for the replacement. I have now transitioned to the...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By Scott Hersha
Offhand I would say that is is OK to create a...

Offhand I would say that is is OK to create a doubler, as long as the doubler includes the bend, and at least one hole on either side of the missdrilled hole, but best to check with Vans support.
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,545
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím in exactly the same boat. Rapidly approaching...

Iím in exactly the same boat. Rapidly approaching 70, and just finishing my 6th RV. I looked at the -15 at OSH, and liked it - dreamed about it a little. I donít know if my body will continue to...
Forum: Job Board 07-29-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,485
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hey, if the moderators are OK with this, I really...

Hey, if the moderators are OK with this, I really donít care. I just thought it sounded odd for a VAF post, especially the title of the post, as did a couple other ďexperiencedĒ VAFíers. It seemed to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By Scott Hersha
Percent power is determined by manifold pressure,...

Percent power is determined by manifold pressure, RPM, and density altitude. I’m guessing you don’t have a manifold pressure sensor/indication in the cockpit. You can make some assumptions about what...
Forum: Job Board 07-28-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,485
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ha haÖ. Me too. Doug may be interested, but Iím...

Ha haÖ. Me too. Doug may be interested, but Iím guessing this post wonít make it through this evening.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-27-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By Scott Hersha
I saw that too, plus the upside down rudder cable...

I saw that too, plus the upside down rudder cable attach bolt with no cotter pin, and figured Motors had removed the rudder, but hadnít made the finish install until he figured out what to do about...
Forum: Propellers 07-17-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you do a dynamic prop balance before you...

If you do a dynamic prop balance before you install those filler pieces, youíll probably want to re-balance after (if) you install them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think he was referring to the flush mount drain...

I think he was referring to the flush mount drain in one of the previous posts:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/safairflush_05-01503.php

This drain doesnít have NPT threads and wonít...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,530
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think that in 10 years from now we wonít have...

I think that in 10 years from now we wonít have LEMO plugs either, because weíll be wireless. Of course the ANR capability will be battery powered - like the battery in my ELT indicator that lasts 10...
Forum: Safety 07-16-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,796
Posted By Scott Hersha
Nice job Martin! I think that whenever I see...

Nice job Martin! I think that whenever I see deer out on the road, thereís usually two or three, especially when driving in northern Michigan. The deer in southern Michigan seem like they are a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By Scott Hersha
The right wing of the RV6 kit that I bought used,...

The right wing of the RV6 kit that I bought used, had that sort of ďski jumpĒ at the trailing edge of the top skin where the aileron gap seal piece is riveted on. When you are drilling this part, if...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít think I would be too worried about that...

I donít think I would be too worried about that small gap in this location, but to give you piece of mind, ask the techs at Vans Aircraft.
If I was worried about it and wanted to fix it, I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can also get them at Home Depot, Lowes, and...

You can also get them at Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware. Spray paint it with Krylon/Rustoleum, designed to paint plastic, in the color of your choice.
Forum: RV-15 07-09-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think we are seeing an evolution here. This...

I think we are seeing an evolution here. This looks like a big step in revolutionizing GA in terms of mainstream aircraft manufacturing. This might be a line of EAB aircraft kit designs that could...
Forum: RV-15 07-09-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,004
Posted By Scott Hersha
The stretch version with a back seat looks to be...

The stretch version with a back seat looks to be an easy add on to the RV15 line.
That sure sounds like a 4 cylinder Lyc, or Cont aircraft engine in the video, but turning it into an O-470 stretched...
Forum: RV-4 07-07-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Scott Hersha
My recent FAB kit for my RV6 included the...

My recent FAB kit for my RV6 included the silicone piece for the intake scoop. There was more material than I needed, but not enough to make it twice. I made the seal according to the plans. The...
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Scott Hersha
My zinc plated hardware store bolts didnít...

My zinc plated hardware store bolts didnít corrode, and still havenít. And that has been 20+ years, and four RV builds. Of course I lubed them up before inserting them (ground down to a rounded end)....
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had a similar situation with my first RV4 (I...

I had a similar situation with my first RV4 (I didn’t build it). Vic Syracuse did a pre-buy when I sold it, and suggested I replace the plastic brake lines that went from the firewall to about 1/2...
Forum: Tools 07-04-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve used riv-nuts in a few cases, but would not...

Iíve used riv-nuts in a few cases, but would not ever use them in a place that you might need to remove and reinstall them more than once. And if you do use them on a final install location, use some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Scott Hersha
The data plate on the engine might not mean...

The data plate on the engine might not mean anything since itís an EAB. I think the upgrade from 150 to 160 hp has to do with the higher compression pistons. I might not be right about this, but if...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-03-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít know how to fix the keyed start switch to...

I donít know how to fix the keyed start switch to make it do what you want, but if you canít figure out how to do it, you might be able to remove the keyed start switch and install two toggles...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-02-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíll take it. Sent you a PM.

Iíll take it. Sent you a PM.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Scott Hersha
Pics didnít attach. Let me try this...

Pics didnít attach. Let me try this againÖ

27703

27704

27705

There - it workedÖ.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By Scott Hersha
I did mine the same way Larry did with reference...

I did mine the same way Larry did with reference lines to get an accurate cut line. You’ll want to make your cut slightly long of the cut line and kind of ‘sneak’ up on it with a sander. Making some...
Forum: COMM 07-02-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought the 200B because I like listening to...

I bought the 200B because I like listening to music bluetoothed from my phone or iPad. I also can receive a phone call from my wife telling me to get homeÖ..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,437
Posted By Scott Hersha
I just cut out a piece of baffle seal material...

I just cut out a piece of baffle seal material slightly larger than the oval hole, punched a hole in the middle for the screw, and sandwiched it between the two washers to seal the opening...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Scott Hersha
Dan, You can try to get the seals to lay flat by...

Dan,
You can try to get the seals to lay flat by cutting a slit in the baffle seal rubber/silicone material right in the middle of the Ďwaveí. Cut it on an angle so that the slit you cut is angled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,486
Posted By Scott Hersha
Brian, I have the FF-709 doubler piece if you...

Brian,
I have the FF-709 doubler piece if you want it. Since I mounted my cooler on the firewall, I donít need it. Let me know, Iíll put it in a priority box and send it to you. It fits the cooler...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,091
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít find the geometry to be a problem, and I...

I donít find the geometry to be a problem, and I like the simplicity and fail safe aspect of manual flaps. I can dump the flaps in the blink of an eye on a gusty landing, and Ďglueí the airplane to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-29-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Scott Hersha
Congrats Mark. Itís a beautiful airplane. I have...

Congrats Mark. Itís a beautiful airplane. I have a question. I am at the finishing stage of my RV6 build, and Iím considering using a vinyl wrap for the instrument panel. It looks like you may have...
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By Scott Hersha
Is the Discovery a receiver only, or does it also...

Is the Discovery a receiver only, or does it also transmit your ADSB position as well? Doesnít really take the place of the uAvionix Echo package if it doesn't send out position info - correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,486
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ned, Iíll check my plans tomorrow to see if those...

Ned,
Iíll check my plans tomorrow to see if those drawings were included. I didnít mount my cooler on the baffle, so I didnít order that part of the kit, and didnít pay attention to that detail, but...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-27-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By Scott Hersha
George Orndorf used to recommend in his videos,...

George Orndorf used to recommend in his videos, to glue that rubberized floor insulation to the spaces between bulkheads aft of the bag bin in the RV6/7 to deaden noise, and maybe oil canning, when...
Forum: Safety 06-27-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Scott Hersha
I didn’t know you could bend those springs that...

I didn’t know you could bend those springs that much permanently. Good to know. I know that the tailwheel bolt is supposed to have a negative castor, but don’t know that I’ve ever seen it on an RV,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,889
Posted By Scott Hersha
Since the noise didn’t change with the radio...

Since the noise didn’t change with the radio turned off, I would be suspicious of your headset jacks, or possibly the headset plugs. Maybe something came off or got loose, like a ground wire or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve replaced PC680ís three times over the years,...

Iíve replaced PC680ís three times over the years, each of them after about 7 years when the engine start seemed to be getting a little slower than normal. Iíve almost never used a battery tender. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Larry. Iíll look into doing it that...

Thank you Larry. Iíll look into doing it that way. Seems like vinyl might hold up better than paint. I tried a sample I had on a piece of flat aluminum and it looked good and seems pretty robust.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, Wow! That is light years ahead of...

Larry,
Wow! That is light years ahead of anything I am capable of. I know zero about CAD, and not sure what adobe is. I was thinking of just using a sheet of the vinyl and cutting out my holes from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,602
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Good idea. I see a couple areas under the...

Yep. Good idea. I see a couple areas under the cylinders where there is a small gap between the metal baffle wrap and the cylinder fin, inboard and outboard where air can spill out before exiting at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,716
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks for the pic Larry. Iím thinking about...

Thanks for the pic Larry. Iím thinking about using the vinyl overlay also, but didnít know how it would look. Iím at either the carbon fiber look like you have in your picture, or a flat metallic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,602
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used gray high temp (650*) RTV from OíReilly...

I used gray high temp (650*) RTV from OíReilly Auto Parts. Looks good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By Scott Hersha
IP Cut

Today I made progress that I feel like is a big step forward. Probably not, but itís something I can see, so it seems like it. I cut all the square/rectangular openings in my IP, along with platenut...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By Scott Hersha
Behind the spinner baffle seals: 27322 27323

Behind the spinner baffle seals:

27322

27323
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,450
Posted By Scott Hersha
Rick, The last time I flew across the lake was...

Rick,
The last time I flew across the lake was after leaving Oshkosh and going to a family reunion in northern Michigan in my RV6. I crossed between Sheboygan, WI and Little Sable Point just south of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,969
Posted By Scott Hersha
Not having baffle seal material on the baffles...

Not having baffle seal material on the baffles behind the spinner can be a huge pressure leak, especially if you have the specified 3/8Ē - 1/2Ē gap between the metal baffle and the top cowl surface....
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Thatís the way Iíve been doing it for 6...

Yep. Thatís the way Iíve been doing it for 6 airplanes - 3 screws on each side. It lays down flat with epoxy/glass underlayment, no pillowing, and is easy to remove. I wrap mine around the leading...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,605
Posted By Scott Hersha
[QUOTE=RVbySDI;1614914]Ok, I am going to add to...

[QUOTE=RVbySDI;1614914]Ok, I am going to add to this conversation as a fellow RV9A flyer who is running a higher HP engine than the recommended max 160 HP recommended by VANS.

PLEASE NOTE! VNE is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,450
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ha haÖÖ. probably true, but Iíll take my chances...

Ha haÖÖ. probably true, but Iíll take my chances with the life jacket. Iíve flown across the lake a few times in a single engine plane, but not for a long time, and Iím getting more cautious in my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Scott Hersha
My ďversion 2Ē followed what Larry recommends,...

My ďversion 2Ē followed what Larry recommends, and what I got from Jeff at Airplane Plastics and the West Systems specialist in Bay City Michigan. Jeff says - donít fasten down the canopy Ďunder...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By Scott Hersha
Joe, Take a drive down to Tripp City, OH and talk...

Joe,
Take a drive down to Tripp City, OH and talk to Jeff Rogers (owner of Airplane Plastics). Heís a very nice and helpful guy and can probably help you to save your canopy. If not they have ďblemsĒ...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By Scott Hersha
I would do exactly as Brian has done. Use the...

I would do exactly as Brian has done. Use the pulled dimple die to make the #30 dimple, after you have drilled out the rivet, and set the 426-4 or “OOPS” rivet, then move on, no big deal.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,714
Posted By Scott Hersha
Steve, if you have access to install a platenut,...

Steve, if you have access to install a platenut, then that is the best way to go. If not, maybe you could install a rivnut. I wouldnít use one of these on a connection that you have to frequently...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, good catch Mark. I havenít used these stick...

Yep, good catch Mark. I havenít used these stick on types before, but was suspicious. In the past Iíve had similar zip tie mounts that had a hole for a screw or rivet, but I ran out of them. Iíll try...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a question about what GRT told you about...

I have a question about what GRT told you about mounting the magnetometer ďflat on its bottomĒ. What side is the bottom? This is what the install manual says:

4.2 Remote Digital Magnetometer...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-08-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By Scott Hersha
Your flying RV6A isÖÖ.. flying. Are you a...

Your flying RV6A isÖÖ.. flying. Are you a builder or a flyer? If you really enjoy building, then buy the -9 and make it like you want. Keep in mind if you havenít done this before, building your...
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