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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,348
Posted By Caveman
Hi Bill, The most plausible explanation I've...

Hi Bill, The most plausible explanation I've heard is that if moisture enters the valve stem and freezes, the expanding ice may push the valve pin down thereby opening the valve seat. If the ice...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By Caveman
Not an exact match but I have an IO-360 m1b w/9:1...

Not an exact match but I have an IO-360 m1b w/9:1 pistons. One Lightspeed one Slick. 13 1/2 years & just shy of 1000 hrs. 72" Hartzell. I've run it hard, easy, and everywhere in between. I've...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By Caveman
Not necessarily, Perform a full throttle static...

Not necessarily,
Perform a full throttle static run up and report back here with the rpm results. (Be careful and tie the tail down). This will help us determine if your engine is making rated...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-05-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By Caveman
I'm not sure if this in the exact document Bill...

I'm not sure if this in the exact document Bill is referring too, but it mentions what he is talking about and has much more info on cleaning our plugs properly. It's worth the read.

Tempest pdf...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,727
Posted By Caveman
Warren posted a very good video. There have been...

Warren posted a very good video. There have been hundreds if not thousands of RV's built with Rolo-Flair tools including mine. It is a quality tool. Pay special attention to the video around the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By Caveman
Here is the hardware made just for the job in question...

Their website is a challenge to navigate. Phone them. 877-434-6889. They have been very helpful to me. Tell them you are building an RV and ask for a catalog while you are at it.


Joe

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,377
Posted By Caveman
Am I misreading your post? It sounds like you are...

Am I misreading your post? It sounds like you are trying to reconcile gps groundspeed with indicated airspeed while on takeoff roll. If that's the case it won't work unless the wind is dead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,304
Posted By Caveman
One area of concern for me is that repair advice...

One area of concern for me is that repair advice should be model specific and not just in general terms. One of the recent threads involved an RV 7 rudder and using fillers. JB Weld and bondo were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,213
Posted By Caveman
I've installed 2 of these in my airplanes and 3...

I've installed 2 of these in my airplanes and 3 or 4 more for others. I like to run the cord to the oil door using adel clamps. I wrap the excess length around the oil dipstick tube. Easy to reach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,422
Posted By Caveman
Poking the bear

This thread brought to mind a lengthy discussion and an article written by Van back when I was building circa 2008. I believe it was titled "Don't poke the bear" or something similar. The actions...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,237
Posted By Caveman
;) AKA an elastrator: Really,... Google it....

;) AKA an elastrator: Really,... Google it. Here's an example. There are cheaper ones out...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-27-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,118
Posted By Caveman
Use Google to search VAF

Here's one thread found using Google...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=167741
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,608
Posted By Caveman
Got my 1st covid shot today. I'm hoping to be...

Got my 1st covid shot today. I'm hoping to be there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,199
Posted By Caveman
Yes. Except for the shop built tool in the...

Yes. Except for the shop built tool in the original post, I have tried nearly every method mentioned including the Handee clamp, special Vice Grip pliers, forceps, safety wire, tie wraps, etc. All...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,033
Posted By Caveman
I know of an RV builder who did exactly this and...

I know of an RV builder who did exactly this and it worked like a charm. He's been flying for years since doing it with no problems at all, YMMV!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By Caveman
My old Cherokee 140 had this engine installed and...

My old Cherokee 140 had this engine installed and made 150hp from the factory. In fact all O-320's were capable of 150 hp. IIRC, in some early models of the Cherokee the engine was capable of 150 hp...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Caveman
+ 1... also flying over 12 yrs. I'd almost...

+ 1... also flying over 12 yrs. I'd almost forgot you can drain it till the O.P. mentioned it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,164
Posted By Caveman
Mine actually went down $200! :)

Mine actually went down $200! :)
Forum: Safety 10-18-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,248
Posted By Caveman
Here is a foreflight grab before leaving for the...

Here is a foreflight grab before leaving for the airport showing winds aloft & AWOS info. My big concern was the increase windspeed between 12000 and
15000'.
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Here is a windy.com screen grab. ...
Forum: Safety 10-18-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,248
Posted By Caveman
Long story on flying to BV... sorry for the length

Thomas,

Carey and I have owned a vacation home near BV for 3 years and fly in to KAEJ regularly. I'll reiterate that you have received excellent advice in this thread. And I believe you made the...
Forum: RV-3 10-03-2020, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,837
Posted By Caveman
What David says above...:) Plus if you have an...

What David says above...:) Plus if you have an Advanced Flight Systems EFIS you calibrate in both flying attitude and ground attitude and the floats are accurate in both. (Except as others have said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,016
Posted By Caveman
Hi Jim, The same thing happened to me many years...

Hi Jim,

The same thing happened to me many years ago. My aircraft insurance covered the headset and handheld radio stolen from the plane. I had a friend who used to work in the insurance business...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-12-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,923
Posted By Caveman
My Lightspeed data point

I hope I don't jinx myself. Here's another positive data point for Lightspeed. I've been running one crank triggered Lightspeed Plasma II and one Slick 4371 for 12 years and almost 900 hours. ...
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,788
Posted By Caveman
Thanks Carl

Thanks for the link Carl. I've been flying in and out of Buena Vista (KAEJ) several times a year and referring to a hard copy Koch chart. Like John, I also added a link to my smart phone. Pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,890
Posted By Caveman
That's very interesting, Bill. I have an RV7...

That's very interesting, Bill. I have an RV7 with the aluminum 7497 blended airfoil Hartzell and have never noticed mine do that.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-06-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,804
Posted By Caveman
Thanks for posting David. Sam has a write up by...

Thanks for posting David. Sam has a write up by Terry Jantz on his website about taking his RV6 to 26000 ft. With the RV 9 wing optimized for high altitude flight I wonder what you could really do if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-29-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,996
Posted By Caveman
Take a look at Lycoming SI1191A. Download it...

Take a look at Lycoming SI1191A. Download it here: https://www.lycoming.com/content/service-instruction-no-1191a
"To assure that the piston rings are seated, the propeller is moved slightly back and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,109
Posted By Caveman
For sake of the conversation, no two accidents...

For sake of the conversation, no two accidents are alike and the shoulder harness seat belt system stretches much more that most realize and then may pull you back. I remember years ago that Wayne...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,342
Posted By Caveman
+1! This was my experience as well using the same...

+1! This was my experience as well using the same procedure on my Red Gold Mattituck with nitrided cylinders. At oil change, I put in 7 qts. It fills the filter cannister on engine start and as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By Caveman
Hi Jereme, Are you looking for the Lycoming...

Hi Jereme,

Are you looking for the Lycoming Service Table of Limits and Torque Value Recommendations?

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SSP-1776-5%20Table%20of%20Limits%20-%20Complete.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,619
Posted By Caveman
Brothers

Makes him look like Figs!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,886
Posted By Caveman
Geez, that's what happens when I can't sleep and...

Geez, that's what happens when I can't sleep and post after midnight. I stand corrected.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,886
Posted By Caveman
(ii) The required takeoffs and landings were...

(ii) The required takeoffs and landings were performed in an aircraft of the same category, class, and type (if a type rating is required), and, if the aircraft to be flown is an airplane with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,869
Posted By Caveman
Glad I could help!! Joe

Glad I could help!!

Joe
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,869
Posted By Caveman
Hi Jon, I have the same set up with a slick mag...

Hi Jon,

I have the same set up with a slick mag and Lightspeed Plasma II. On my RV7 the rpm sensor screws in to the side of the magneto. Look for a red hex head with wires coming out of it. If...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-21-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,292
Posted By Caveman
Some info in the following...

Some info in the following thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=90425
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,218
Posted By Caveman
Here's a thread with one example

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=66238&highlight=Joe+underwood
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By Caveman
I've been flying for many years with the J.D. Air...

I've been flying for many years with the J.D. Air vents and had nary an issue, but this is on my RV7. Mel is giving good advice. It should be pretty simple to swap then back.
That said if the vents...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,290
Posted By Caveman
Dang, I was kinda pulling for the biplane :)

Dang, I was kinda pulling for the biplane :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,290
Posted By Caveman
New sign kit video / RV-15

New thread to avoid drift...
Van's new sign kit video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU-zZKbteu8&feature=youtu.be
shows the sign being assembled in the prototype shop? My question is which of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,240
Posted By Caveman
I was there when the prototype was given away at...

I was there when the prototype was given away at Petit Jean. I really wanted to win that drawing! Maybe my significant other noted my enthusiasm and will order me one for Christmas since I wasn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Caveman
Here's an old thread discussing the...

Here's an old thread discussing the colors:

http://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=16978

Joe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,052
Posted By Caveman
Hi Jim, If you register and pay the fee, it...

Hi Jim,

If you register and pay the fee, it covers all your meals, transportation, etc. It is a really good deal. As others have said, bring your chairs. Don't forget tie-downs, either. A camera...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Caveman
Any hardware store should have them locally, or...

Any hardware store should have them locally, or type"stainless hole plug" in Google and order the size you need.

Joe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,794
Posted By Caveman
Excerpt from avaition fuel handling handbook

"Water Contamination
? Water is the most common contaminant found in aviation fuel and falls into the following two categories
o Dissolved Water (Water in Solution)
 Does not present a risk to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-22-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,942
Posted By Caveman
"who owns the margins?"

The thread linked below helped me understand and respect "who owns the margins?"
It addresses RV modifications as well as gross weight increases...

...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 44,429
Posted By Caveman
Bob, I agree with most of what you've said, but...

Bob,

I agree with most of what you've said, but our small town hasn't had an alternator repair shop for over 25 years and I had to have O'Reilly's overnight the Samurai alternator.. they didn't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-28-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 44,429
Posted By Caveman
I went with B&C this time

My first Plane Power alternator lasted around 240 hours. It quit leaving Oshkosh several years ago. I started getting low amperage alarms on my second Plane Power just before landing at We B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,147
Posted By Caveman
This project wouldn't have anything to do with...

This project wouldn't have anything to do with this year's Petit Jean balloon bust contest would it? :) Pretty cool, Dan.
Forum: Safety 03-21-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,608
Posted By Caveman
I've had the TCW safety trim since I built my 7...

I've had the TCW safety trim since I built my 7 almost eleven years ago. It works as advertised and has been trouble free. It does have the airspeed switch which slows down the trim travel at high...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 29,405
Posted By Caveman
Over 10yrs and 800ish hours mounted on the hot...

Over 10yrs and 800ish hours mounted on the hot side of the firewall on a shelf and still going strong. Accurate to within .2 gallons most top offs. No issues at all. Hope I haven't jinxed myself :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,839
Posted By Caveman
Flat lander from Oklahoma here... I've landed at...

Flat lander from Oklahoma here...

I've landed at Leadville once but we've flown in to Buena Vista (KAEJ) half a dozen times over the last year in our RV-7. I think I saw TShort's RV 10 there at...
Forum: Safety 12-16-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,929
Posted By Caveman
Ditto! I'm the world's worst skeptic. I...

Ditto! I'm the world's worst skeptic. I religiously used torque seal during my build and didn't understand how if it didn't crack, a B nut could have loosened. Walt was persistent and I respected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,153
Posted By Caveman
Dan, that is in direct violation of item #2 of...

Dan, that is in direct violation of item #2 of the Cat / Duck IFR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By Caveman
How the heck did I do that? Sure is a pretty RV...

How the heck did I do that? Sure is a pretty RV though! 😀

Try this Bill... https://www.dollargeneral.com/imagine-zipper-binder-pouch-assorted-colors.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,495
Posted By Caveman
Drop by your local Dollar General or order this...

Drop by your local Dollar General or order this on line...

https://www.keepandshare.com/userpics/b/i/l/l/schlatterer/2018-11/sm/photo_88-35442435.jpg?ts=1541380067
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,261
Posted By Caveman
I've had one of these on the glareshield of my...

I've had one of these on the glareshield of my tip up for 10 years with no issues at all:

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/Nav2400Campus.php

The other posters are correct that it is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By Caveman
Old AvGas

The fuel supplier for our airport requires that fuel in storage tanks must be used (or added to) at a maximum of nine months intervals. They go through about a semi-trailer load per month so its not...
Forum: Safety 06-12-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,762
Posted By Caveman
The V-22 is built in Amarillo, Texas and some of...

The V-22 is built in Amarillo, Texas and some of them occasionally come to our airport during cross country flight testing. They are really interesting to watch. The downside for us is they throw...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,570
Posted By Caveman
Try...

Try here:

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/copies_aircraft_records/

Joe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By Caveman
Tread carefully here. Many amateur built...

Tread carefully here. Many amateur built aircraft accidents are caused by modifying fuel systems. I'd stick with the plans...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,235
Posted By Caveman
Do a VAF search for automotive spark plug wires...

Do a VAF search for automotive spark plug wires popping off by themselves due to trapped air pressure.
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,455
Posted By Caveman
I'm not taking a position in this debate. Here...

I'm not taking a position in this debate. Here is a little more info from Les Doud of Hartzell props to help others form their own...
Forum: ADS-B 03-31-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 39,370
Posted By Caveman
I read that and am wondering if the FAA was made...

I read that and am wondering if the FAA was made aware of the problem with the AK-450 and investigated Ameri-King to see what was causing it and that's what prompted the AD?

Joe
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