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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Smary setup. Wish I could add a shim to my -6A...

Smary setup. Wish I could add a shim to my -6A gear. The bend in the gear is off from left to right, so one tire wears more on the outside.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like air in the system to me. Probably a...

Sounds like air in the system to me. Probably a small bubble somewhere. The brakes can be a pain to bleed. Bubbles like to get trapped in the upward loop of the brake lines from the pedals to the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-16-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The intersection fairings made my RVBits are...

The intersection fairings made my RVBits are really nice if you are looking to save some labor.

https://rvbits.mybigcommerce.com/

You can also get them through Cleaveland...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had a problem with a bad connector back by the...

I had a problem with a bad connector back by the servo. It would work most of the time, then just randomly stop working, and only in the air (always worked great on the ground). Intermittent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-15-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I run my mains at 50psi. 25 is pretty low,...

I run my mains at 50psi. 25 is pretty low, remember, they have to spin up from 0-60 in an instant. When you assemble the wheel, make sure the bead is clean of talc (you are using talc on the tube...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By WingsOnWheels
No, can't have a "both", but can you cap a port...

No, can't have a "both", but can you cap a port and replace the indicator so both becomes off?
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-03-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I keep my tail tie-down ring in place for fear of...

I keep my tail tie-down ring in place for fear of tail strikes. While I haven't hit the tail in operation, I have tipped on the tail while loading. The ring saved me from a damaged rudder.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-27-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I just recently picked up some of that brush-type...

I just recently picked up some of that brush-type seal to put ahead of the contact point near the doghouse. I get a little breeze from that area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I can't help with the plane, but super excited to...

I can't help with the plane, but super excited to hear about Petit Jean.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Would it be cheaper to fly here and do it...

Would it be cheaper to fly here and do it yourself? Sorry I don't have any other suggestions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By WingsOnWheels
your countersink is probably a #8, drill size #8...

your countersink is probably a #8, drill size #8 (#8 drill is 0.199). You need a #19.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-28-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The EDIS coil uses a terminal like the LS1...

The EDIS coil uses a terminal like the LS1...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-28-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,707
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am running the MSD 8.5mm superconductor wires...

I am running the MSD 8.5mm superconductor wires on my EI (not Pmag). The 90 degree terminals have a separate crimp for the center conductor vs the insulation. It is a nice solution. I have had no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Remote Switch for Hangar Lights

Is anyone aware of a wifi/smart switch rated to 30amps? The hangar lights draw too much for the typical 15amp units. It would be nice to have remote (app) control, but current draw is around 22amps.
Forum: COMM 04-26-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Paul, I also have a GTR200 if you want to swap. ...

Paul,

I also have a GTR200 if you want to swap. Mine is working perfectly right now, so we can slide yours into my AC as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My main compressor connects to a 12ft vertical...

My main compressor connects to a 12ft vertical loop of 5/8 aluminum tube, then to a 5gal expantion tank, then to the usual filter/regulator. It works perfectly. I get clean dry air even in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Welcome to the VAF! Sounds to me like you have a...

Welcome to the VAF! Sounds to me like you have a good plan.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,784
Posted By WingsOnWheels
A swipe with silicone spray solves that problem.

A swipe with silicone spray solves that problem.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-07-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm about the same, but drop it to 10kts when I...

I'm about the same, but drop it to 10kts when I have the kids with me. Also depends on how gusty it is.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Also, to make bleeding "up" easier, lift of the...

Also, to make bleeding "up" easier, lift of the pedals so they are close to horizontal (put a box or something under them). This helps bleed out the air trapped in the loop between the left and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I see stuff like that in flat Texas regularly. I...

I see stuff like that in flat Texas regularly. I think it is ATC radar picking up windmills and other ground clutter. They show up as TIS traffic on my display, usually clustered together, not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can also just do a PDF print, Or can you...

You can also just do a PDF print, Or can you export a DXF and I can send it back as a PDF.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I use the emachineshop SW regularly as well. I...

I use the emachineshop SW regularly as well. I also use solidworks, but for simple items, the emachine shop is just easier and faster. But the export functionality is limited to stl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the vans lightweight cover. My 6A was in...

I have the vans lightweight cover. My 6A was in pouring rain for 3 solid days with the cover on. Interior was bone dry. Without the cover, I do get a leak at the slider roll bar as well, but that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-29-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Depending on when your kit was produced (do the...

Depending on when your kit was produced (do the parts have the factory powdercoat?), the gear leg may have been pre-drilled. The main gear for my 6A came pre-drilled. If I were in the same boat, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you end up near Dallas, you are welcome to try...

If you end up near Dallas, you are welcome to try on my 6A. It is setup for a tall pilot and fits me comfortably. However, I am only 6'4", but a big 6'4". If you are more on the skinny side, it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,620
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I just made the door out of aluminum, much more...

I just made the door out of aluminum, much more rigid.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP16042019A0001K.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine is a CP6A, serial number 01. However, the...

Mine is a CP6A, serial number 01. However, the registration data also shows the kit info:

Kit Manufacturer VANS AIRCRAFT INC Kit Model RV-6A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,152
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It seems to vary a lot by who you talk to. You...

It seems to vary a lot by who you talk to. You are supposed to transfer second-hand kits into your builder number. I bought some of my kits from Vans and some second-hand. When the time came, they...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-04-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,899
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The CG is going to more of an issue than the...

The CG is going to more of an issue than the gross weight. Rather than the 340, just go for a parallel valve 360.

For the -7 tail: there are two versions, with the -8 or -9 rudder. The -9 rudder...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I went with a hot-rod billet aluminum reservoir. ...

I went with a hot-rod billet aluminum reservoir. It has the diaphragm under the cap, which I needed since I run DOT4 brake fluid.

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_754/full/FP14042012A0004T.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The canards are a bad example, their premiums run...

The canards are a bad example, their premiums run much higher than the RVs.

As another Data point, when I finished my RV6A I had about 230hrs TT and like 1.5 in RVs (before transition training). ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 870
Posted By WingsOnWheels
All kept flying by 1 $0.50 bolt....what is your...

All kept flying by 1 $0.50 bolt....what is your point?
Forum: Reviews 02-04-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I really like a lot of the Anti-Splat products,...

I really like a lot of the Anti-Splat products, but when it comes to primary structure, I will trust the Vans engineers over TLAR.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,889
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did not do my first flight. There was no one...

I did not do my first flight. There was no one with a LODA nearby for transition training. It would have delayed first flight a month or two to do it myself. So another local RV'r did the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,147
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had the same issue with TKI, refused to rent to...

I had the same issue with TKI, refused to rent to me until I had the airworthiness cert. The airport manager wouldn't see reason. I contacted the EAA, they sent an e-mail which the airport manager...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I went with a longer span (aa little less that...

I went with a longer span (aa little less that 12") and moderate cord (about 2"). Mine hangs off the back of the rudder (not w wedge) and the trailing edge offset is about 1/4". Can't say though...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-19-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a CAD file for my 6A Slider. Email me if...

I have a CAD file for my 6A Slider. Email me if you want it. It won't be perfect, but a start. You can verify measurements on your aircraft and adjust as needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,092
Posted By WingsOnWheels
what airport are you based out of? I'm over at...

what airport are you based out of? I'm over at Aerocountry (T31).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,178
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Disclaimer, I don't have one of these, but in...

Disclaimer, I don't have one of these, but in general, the most common large watch-type battery you see will be a CR2032.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-11-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,280
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Nothing at all wrong with making them pretty if...

Nothing at all wrong with making them pretty if that is what you want, but there are better places to spend your money. The pedals hold up just fine with no coating and look just fine, plus wear an...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-10-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,961
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Stewart Cole is great, did my 6A training. I'll...

Stewart Cole is great, did my 6A training. I'll PM his info
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,593
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am adding dual EI and eventually a GPS...

I am adding dual EI and eventually a GPS navigator. I included a spare breaker for this stuff, but the label won't match the rest. Minor, but over time I expect more will change. That is why I may...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,899
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Check the ground connection as well. With the...

Check the ground connection as well. With the internally regulated alternations, once they start, they are self-energizing, so there really is no field connection. That "I' terminal is just a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,041
Posted By WingsOnWheels
West marine or a boat store will have them. Even...

West marine or a boat store will have them. Even a decent hardware store.

My tiedown rings are steel. I bought un-machined forged rod-ends and drilled them to size. The ring portion is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,496
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If I could afford a 10 right now I would come...

If I could afford a 10 right now I would come down and buy yours...rusty cylinders and all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,041
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I always leave the tail ring on, just in case it...

I always leave the tail ring on, just in case it tips back when I get on the step. Better to hit the ring than the rudder. I do remove the wing tie-downs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That won't work since those holes are not sized...

That won't work since those holes are not sized for a #8. The hole carries the shear load, not the nutplate. You are stuck with the #10. as mentioned, Gen aircraft hardware is probably your best...
Forum: ADS-B 10-22-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,923
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like a settings issue, make sure the data...

Sounds like a settings issue, make sure the data type/rate is set correctly. The Mux instructions included setting. However, the GPS data rate may not be the right one for your setup. Send a quick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,008
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They are officially "Amateur-Built" in the US as...

They are officially "Amateur-Built" in the US as well, Homebuilt is just a slang term.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-12-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you are just looking for the three-view...

If you are just looking for the three-view drawings so you can draw on your paint scheme, the drawings are part of the plans package. You can order a set of plans from Vans.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 359,592
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Great looking RV and great shots as well! I...

Great looking RV and great shots as well! I would love to get some nice airborne photos like that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,667
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Don't forget spares and service/wear...

Don't forget spares and service/wear items:

General list, but varies with equipment:

Service:
Oil
Filter
Oil Pump Screen Crush Gaskets
Spark Plug gaskets
Carb Inlet Gaskets
Forum: Texas (North) 10-06-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,670
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Are those the ones called out for the canopy or...

Are those the ones called out for the canopy or the baffles? I have a bag each since I bonded my slider and have a plenum. I'll have to check, but you are welcome to what you need. However, $10 to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-29-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,332
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can always do a test. Attach the stiffeners...

You can always do a test. Attach the stiffeners with a couple layers of fiber-reinforced or duct tape, see if it helps before you attach with fiberglass. Someone else wrapped their leg with carbon...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-27-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,332
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I think much of the variation maybe driven by...

I think much of the variation maybe driven by toe-in/toe-out. Also, camber. My left main wears more on the outside than the right. When building, I noticed that the bend in the gear leg was not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-26-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,856
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I finally got around to making a mount for the...

I finally got around to making a mount for the backup battery to power the EI in an emergency. The mount also incorporates the fuse and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-24-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,332
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would also check that the bearing preload isn't...

I would also check that the bearing preload isn't too loose. A loose taper bearing will drag and release underload, probably more of a cause than a tight bearing.

I keep my mains at 50psi with no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,509
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have had a similar issue here and there when...

I have had a similar issue here and there when reducing power in the pattern. I found it would get worse with higher heat-range or old plugs. I have since put in new intake gaskets, intake...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I replaced the Crow end plates with standard...

I replaced the Crow end plates with standard triangle 1/8" plates. At least on the old crow harness, they were 3/16" thick and the bolt size was larger as well. Swapping ends solved both problems. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,419
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They are talking about the excess material that...

They are talking about the excess material that is not part of the canopy shape, from where it was help in the mold frame. As for the sides, wait until you start fitting it to the canopy frame. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used aluminum nutserts.

I used aluminum nutserts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,695
Posted By WingsOnWheels
use a bucket of sand (or whatever) attached to...

use a bucket of sand (or whatever) attached to the tail with a little slack in the rope, just as insurance.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
https://airworthinessdirectives.com/ Not cheap...

https://airworthinessdirectives.com/

Not cheap though
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