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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,571
Posted By Jerry Cochran
I built a gorgeous RV 6a....

....that took 6 yrs to build and loved flying and hearing it on takeoff at 2600
R's and straight pipes. Then sold it for money for another one, not to build again but to buy a anupgraded 7

If I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Thanks all

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Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Greg Europa

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Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Forum: Oregon 04-21-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jerry Cochran
DAR

Gary Brown of Independence by Salem... He has done loads of inspections, did one for me. Fast and efficient and affordable

503 269 3907

Tell him I sent you pls. No I do not get any $$$ just a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-05-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,101
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Pictures...

...always help, the more the merrier.

Exterior from diff angles.

Interior of upholstery.

Interior of panel.

top and bottom views of engine compartment.( cowling off of course ;-}
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-25-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,607
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Tribute

Jerry,

That is such a fine tribute from a son to his father. You were both very fortunate to have aviation in common and it has kept you so close to each other. I am 80 also and my son was a pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,066
Posted By Jerry Cochran
An acre is 43560 sf so that rwy is...

An acre is 43560 sf so that rwy is (2000x50)/43560=2.29 acrs.

Some of the Wheat farmers where I learned to fly around The Dalles, Oregon and east had turf or dirt runways 15' wide, by 1000' and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,762
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Riggght!

...and I bet he had no access to a phone, USPS, VAF,or a computer.

Go ahead, call me a skeptic...

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,792
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Talking Torque Wrenches are

... easy to calibratehttp://www.vansairforce.com/community/images/icons/icon10.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFDUsUEQrL0 4 min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkg94hDswY 25...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-23-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 250,387
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Hi Wing...

...of course, one to put those "improved" $200+k SuperCubs in their righteous
place... Carbon fibre? Heck no!

Just IMHO,

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,343
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Talking HF Dent remover

I bought one of these and it has taken out multiple dents on my and buddies cars. 12.99 seems reasonable, eh?:D

http://www.harborfreight.com/crossbar-dent-repair-kit-66957.html

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,048
Posted By Jerry Cochran
RV-6 down Eureka KS

Both guys OK, incredibly so when one sees the pic...

http://www.kvoe.com/newsedit/16104-plane-crash-near-eureka-leads-to-minor-injuries-for-passenger

Jerry
Forum: Safety 09-16-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,165
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Rollout?

Joe,

Did you use a higher landing speed? Looked like a long rollout...What speed did you glide at?

Jerry
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-28-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,860
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Here we go again...

Very sad. Not for Eggenfellner tho. Just hope he finally figures it out for the sake of the customers who have all the fixes.

The litany of problems that Ross has mentioned sound familiar from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,327
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Cowl Wanted?

In the spirit of this thread, I have a surplus fully finished RV-7 cowling I can pass on to someone else. If interested, email me at jerry2dt@aol.com and we can talk about price, pix...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,469
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Ken was...

..the guy who gave me my $30k ride way back when we had to mine our own aluminum, roll it into sheets, etc.

Good for you, Ken and what do you have planned aviation-wise in your retirement?

Jerry
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Thanks...

....that should straighten things out...but if others want to weigh in, please do so.

Jerry
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Mag switches

When I built my 6a I used Knuckolls' plan for the mags with 2 regular switches and not that crazy rotary thing the certified spam cans have. Now my present project has same and I am confused with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By Jerry Cochran
U might go....

...here.

https://www.fastenal.com/

Stores all over and huge selection

Jerry
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,552
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Liquid Tape?

Also available in red... This stuff works great, surprisingly so. When working on electrics, I keep one black, one red...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,934
Posted By Jerry Cochran
I will add this...

Folks,

About 12 yrs ago, a close friend finished up his -7a build with the hands on help of 5 or so others who who were RV familiar. The build took about a year . Fortunately he corralled a local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,934
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Thanks all...

Thanks for that Mel. I think your comment explains what I and many others did
not understand. When I read the term "Airworthiness Inspection" I actually believed the DAR was going to inspect my -6a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,934
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Airworthiness Inspection?

Folks,

I have witnessed 4 airworthiness inspections including one on my build, and found wildly disparate methods. One from an FAA inspector which was exhaustingly complete with every nook and...
Forum: Propellers 05-11-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,090
Posted By Jerry Cochran
CS Prop 101?

I have a few hundred hours behind a Hartzell CSP but seem to have some difficulty explaining use of same to a CS newbie. He has just purchased an experimental with one. No not an RV but should not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,423
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Deposit? Never heard of this "marketing"

Is it the seller or the broker who is asking for the $5k?

Not that it matters but is the deposit refundable if no sale? How would you like to fight for your money?

Why no location for the aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,627
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Questions

I think Van's should be very grateful that VAF exists here. If DR had not created this wonderful resource Van's would need many more advisers to answer all the questions that come up here and are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,307
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Smile Location location

Location: Wagga Wagga Australia

Hey Doyle....

We have a Walla Walla in the states. Always thought it was a unique name...

Oh well...:D

Jerry
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,307
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Locatio locationn

Location: Wagga Wagga Australia
Forum: Propellers 04-25-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,734
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Try this?

Any friends nearby flying the same setup, RV with 320/360/CSP? If so ask them to ride along and see what they say. Is it possible it's all normal?

Just thinkin'

Jerry
Forum: California 04-24-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By Jerry Cochran
RV6 Cloverdale

Pix can say a lot. Do you have any or is on an ad someplace? Is so, send link. jerry2dt@aol.com

Jerry
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,734
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Gov line to prop?

It would take very little time to remove that line and verify no obstructions there or in the prop inlet.

From the above I would think one could rule out the governor itself since you've had same...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,501
Posted By Jerry Cochran
No mention...

... of a fridge or 2 for...ya know healthy food and ...stuff.;)

Jerry
Forum: Propellers 02-22-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Prop drive or?

I think you mean Propeller Governor Drive?

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By Jerry Cochran
I too...

...am addicted to Adele, not so much with Adel clamps... It has never been clear as to why they must be made of spring clamps. That is what makes them such difficult little s...t's.

Jerry in sunny OR
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,464
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Van's rv-7 vs. James?

Did a search, no joy. It appears Van's cowling @ $1425 vs, Sam James @ $975
is a slam dunk pricewise. Anyone know why the diff? I just got the phone quote from Van's 5 min ago. BTW it's nowhere to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-08-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,941
Posted By Jerry Cochran
"3 month old"?

And how does one verify the actual time on these engines? Is it Jan's word or is there documentation from others rather than Viking?

Reagan said about the old Russia: "Trust but verify." Goes here...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-07-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,941
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Hours?

Does Eggenfellnr encourage his folks to keep track of their engine hours and report same back for the world to see? If he can show good reports then that would be a plus for biz. Does he? If not why...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-06-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,941
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Water/Dampener

I know nothing about H2O dampening but do know water is not compressible but air is very much so. Would that have anything to do with outboard motors or airplanes?

How does that dampening work from...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-05-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,941
Posted By Jerry Cochran
PSRU

Yes, and was the Honda engine designed to go thru a reduction gearbox driving a prop? The history of this "manufacturer" goes back a long time to his Subaru
days, leaving a string of failed projects...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,279
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Boelube'

I used a dab of Boelube for fastons during my build. Hundreds of hours, no issues. makes them easier on/off.

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,723
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Locking pliers

Somtimes a screw can be gripped on it's head by a vise-grip especially the needle nose variety Then try turning it slowly. Is the other end a nutplate or???

Jerry
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-02-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,789
Posted By Jerry Cochran
There should be ...

...no hurry for you in selecting avionics. This field changes at lightspeed as others have said. I guarantee present avionics will be very outdated by the time you are ready for those decisions. In...
Forum: RV-4 12-30-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Link....

Does not work

JC
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,839
Posted By Jerry Cochran
I would try...

... a water level and plumb bobs... They will give you a highly accurate measure of how things really are that you can share with the contractors and then expect them to make it all square within...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-24-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,747
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Irish saying..

"May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you're gone"

Godspeed Carlos. Thanks for all you did for us.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-16-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,663
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Heading

Smokey,

Great trip writeup and pix. But, the Oregon coast shot looks like you were headed forJapan... or Hawaii??

Sayin'

Jerry

PS Thankx so much for your service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,492
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Mogas the answer...

Use 8.5/1 cylinders and you can use all the non-ethanol 92 oct. mogas you want, currently 3.80/gal around here. I used it for years, never a problem, equal performance to 100LL in an IO-360 Superior...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 35,638
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Although I am not....

....religious and since I live close by I just pray I can be on that jury if there even is one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 763
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Express SCH...

....is a schematic program that I and many others used a decade ago and am wondering if anyone out there may have a component library in that format they could send me. Specially the rotary start/mag...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,401
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Surprise visitor...

... at EAA105 breakfast this am... My buddy, George Storey and I were waiting for the kitchen to open at 8 am and a very nice lady wandered by and chatted with us. She introduced herself as D.J....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,771
Posted By Jerry Cochran
How does...

... one think Van gets his RV12 demo machine to KOSH every year over the Rockies? Also, my hangar neighbor, a guy named Ken Krueger, flew his C-150 there last year with daughter Amy.

I flew my C172...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,186
Posted By Jerry Cochran
B and C specialty is...

...My go-to at https://www.bandc.biz/

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,425
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Luca...

...It means a lot to us here to see your outpost of the RV world in Italia...
My spouse and I have fond memories of the people and country of Italy when we visited you in 2006. Very impressed with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,461
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Wink Posters and fairings. They know.

Just stop worrying and install your fairings and pants. Go test before and after and report back. You shall see a world of difference. Also might help if you google "horsepower" to understand the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-07-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,415
Posted By Jerry Cochran
I'm a 6/7 driver...

...and I see an RV-9a that looks nice. Pls share with me the thought process that
attracted you to the -9. I understand the lower stall speed which would be nice and been told the -9 is a great CC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,317
Posted By Jerry Cochran
You're in luck...

Gary Brown over in Independence and a member here is a DAR/A&P, RV builder
503 269-3907.

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By Jerry Cochran
I would ...

...call ACS and tell them your dilemma. They are good people and will explain how the measuring system works. In a nutshell, AN's are measured in
16's of an inch, so AN 6=6/16th's across the opening...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,801
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Is it possible...

... that ins companies are just now comparing notes on the reliability of alt engines? Don't know of actual stats but would be informative to compare. My WAG would be 2-3 times the failure rate per...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,426
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Good on You!

Congrats Don!.. Any idea how many Vikings are flying out there?

Thanks,

Jerry
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-19-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,402
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Subie H.P. ?

Hi Ross,

Always happy to see your insightful comments. The one above begs the question: Why does an engine Subaru rated at 160 HP at the flywheel, I presume, only put out 125 hp in an RV? Surely the...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,833
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Be fair now...

When I started my -6a "QB" in 2001, Van said 1000 hrs should do it. I stopped counting at 3000. Of course I counted shopping for tools, keeping up with the Matronics list then this one, perusing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,233
Posted By Jerry Cochran
Anyone know what in heck us going on here?

This ad keeps popping up on a popular site. Empty weight #888? How?

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,296
Posted By Jerry Cochran
False Spar

One can build a "false spar" the width of the gear the same thickness of the spar and bolt same in place using existing bolt holes. We moved one from SC to OR this way. That way you use the gear and...
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