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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,558
Posted By Low Pass
They always stay tight. Never in all this time...

They always stay tight. Never in all this time with all the hundreds of screws I have installed had one back out that was properly tightened. So now that I think about it, I have only had to chase...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,558
Posted By Low Pass
Been using stainless Torx now for ~20 years on...

Been using stainless Torx now for ~20 years on access covers, fairings, tank skin/wing, wingtips/wing skin attachments, etc. The heads will strip, but only if you don't fully engage the bit. But...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-29-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Low Pass
It's a go... 3T2, 10 nm SSW of Hobby

Saturday, October 1st, 9 am - 3 pm. Weather's looking great! Cars are already showing up. Skydivers, confirmed. Helicopter rides, confirmed. RV formation demos (Lone Star Squadron), confirmed. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By Low Pass
One day you may have to change, then think about...

One day you may have to change, then think about changing. I flew around behind a -320 CS (Whirlwind) in my -8 for quite a while. My *good* friends always waited on me. ;) But the reality was, as...
Forum: The RV Grin 09-29-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By Low Pass
I knew I liked Gordon Baxter...

I knew I liked Gordon Baxter...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,971
Posted By Low Pass
LOL! Maybe so if you have $32,900 sitting around.

LOL! Maybe so if you have $32,900 sitting around.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Low Pass
Check your crankcase vent. Could be causing...

Check your crankcase vent. Could be causing crankcase pressurization if blocked.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By Low Pass
This^^. Not sure about ebikes, but a full size...

This^^. Not sure about ebikes, but a full size mountain bike will fit pretty easily in the back with other camping gear. Definitely remove the stick!! I pull the entire front fork assy, leaving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,630
Posted By Low Pass
I was in your boat 25 years ago. Many, many...

I was in your boat 25 years ago. Many, many nights working in the shop after the kids went to sleep. Grabbing a few minutes here and there as time allowed to finish a task. I was creative...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-20-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Low Pass
+1 set here. It's a shame these are not still...

+1 set here. It's a shame these are not still available. I've gone full circle. Original giant springs. Tail Lynx. Multiple single push-pull linkages. In hindsight, I think the Tail Lynx are...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By Low Pass
Same. Craftsman cordless for the whole thing.

Same. Craftsman cordless for the whole thing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,691
Posted By Low Pass
Quick, pliable bonds

An alternative for quick bonding where pliable adhesive is beneficial. Adheres to almost almost any oil free surface. Comes in white and gray. Advertised as oil and fuel resistant. Dries very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,698
Posted By Low Pass
Yellow pine for me in 1997, 1998. It was there...

Yellow pine for me in 1997, 1998. It was there and relatively light. Sealing it is the key. Otherwise, any wood would swell.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,571
Posted By Low Pass
Cut 1" hole in the wheel pant. Plastic snap plug...

Cut 1" hole in the wheel pant. Plastic snap plug covers the hole. Add air using 6" screw on Schrader extension. Pop the plug, feel around for the valve stem. No stem? Roll the plane, feel for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Low Pass
I was really pleased to hear that the new avgas...

I was really pleased to hear that the new avgas formulation meshes in synch commercially with the seasonal car gas blending! After hearing the details (as released) on the product and its...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-08-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,468
Posted By Low Pass
I guess my Mark 1 brain needs a software update. ...

I guess my Mark 1 brain needs a software update. I've been leaving airplane master switches on after exiting the plane for several decades now... :)
Forum: Texas (South) 09-07-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Low Pass
Oct 1 Wolfe Airpark Fly-In, Manvel (South Houston)

October 1st, car show and fly in at Wolfe Airpark (10 nm SSW of Hobby Airport). BBQ, burgers, hot dogs. Helicopter rides, skydivers, Lone Star Squadron formation demonstrations. Proceeds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,193
Posted By Low Pass
"Quick" Trip from Flat and Humid to Cool Mountains

A perfect RV trip for two Texans who have severe hot-humid-flatland syndrome. Wife and I departed the home airpark after work Thursday and landed about 10 minutes after sunset in Taos (670 nm). ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-30-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,375
Posted By Low Pass
eBay is your friend for this. Mine are similar...

eBay is your friend for this.

Mine are similar to this example. Remove supplied mirror support and attach to the roll bar as suits you. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks! I had not thought of this.

Thanks! I had not thought of this.
Forum: International 08-25-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,252
Posted By Low Pass
I appreciate your info. But you need to factor...

I appreciate your info. But you need to factor in the high visibility of a "rich" gringo buzzing into town in their own plane. This is a tiny fraction of the 22 million visitors going to Mexico. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-25-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,805
Posted By Low Pass
Local ground. No noise.

Local ground. No noise.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-25-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Low Pass
Why does it matter? Internals are new in...

Why does it matter? Internals are new in rebuilt.

I had similar symptoms. Step change drop in supplied pressure from ~~23, 24 down to 16, 18. High altitudes are where it would become apparent. ...
Forum: International 08-24-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,252
Posted By Low Pass
Watching this thread with interest in a Baja trip...

Watching this thread with interest in a Baja trip sometime... Surprised to see Baja fairly high on the list. Crime is one thing. But the kidnapping is very no bueno.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By Low Pass
Be careful but diligent cleaning out the aluminum...

Be careful but diligent cleaning out the aluminum threads. Last time I did a spark plug it was pretty fouled and nasty. Once I chased the threads and cleaned it up, the coil went in uneventfully. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,675
Posted By Low Pass
No photo, but I've sketched what I built. Ugly...

No photo, but I've sketched what I built. Ugly as sin, but it works. Vertical component is a piece of ~7/16 steel tubing. Fastener attaching tubing to spring assembly is an AN hex bolt. Piece...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,675
Posted By Low Pass
I've broken several in this manner. It's a weak...

I've broken several in this manner. It's a weak point in the system. Eventually changed the aft linkage out to a homebrew arrangement.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-20-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By Low Pass
Slider Canopy Crank

I've always thought it'd be neat to have a canopy crank system. Think old fighter planes. Anyone ever seen this done? I have a design in my mind, but am not too proud that I wouldn't toss it and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Low Pass
Sorry for the photo. This is the best I have on...

Sorry for the photo. This is the best I have on hand. Most of the bracket is hidden behind the plastic holder. Imagine a trapezoidal shaped piece of aluminum with one 3/4" flange wide enough to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By Low Pass
My phone is on a custom aluminum mount that...

My phone is on a custom aluminum mount that attaches to the panel using the top two right side panel attach screws (just above where you've attached yours). I have an Otter Box clip attached to the...
Forum: Primers 07-14-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Low Pass
Any comments on the durability of this product as...

Any comments on the durability of this product as compared to epoxy? I like the simplicity. But the DP50 I used on my first project was amazingly tough.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-14-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,669
Posted By Low Pass
95 years, one wife for 62 years, 6 airplanes...

95 years, one wife for 62 years, 6 airplanes built and many Oshkosh visits. That's a life well lived!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-23-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By Low Pass
I've shot a lot of architectural and construction...

I've shot a lot of architectural and construction progress photos from my -8. Try a circular polarizer and wear dark clothing. That black disk is a good idea too. And practice flying with your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,918
Posted By Low Pass
This^^. Worked great for 10 years. Removed for...

This^^. Worked great for 10 years. Removed for a wingtip Archer installation to save some drag. Was not at all worth the effort.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,198
Posted By Low Pass
Unhappy Scam PM Notification Email?

Looks like I may have received a scam email notification of a new VAF PM. Need to change passwords now as I clicked the link to sign in and check it. And I just finished our extensive data systems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Low Pass
You need an electrolyte for galvanic corrosion. ...

You need an electrolyte for galvanic corrosion. I.e., dirty or salty water. If dry, you should have no problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,754
Posted By Low Pass
So much reliance on GPS. A sensitive,...

So much reliance on GPS. A sensitive, interconnected system...... Seems overly ripe for hacking or other disruption. But clearly the "smart" people think otherwise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,464
Posted By Low Pass
Without too much effort, someone at Van's could...

Without too much effort, someone at Van's could model the benefit of an early announcement of price increase and the potential orders received. They collect the cash on a down payment to hold the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,464
Posted By Low Pass
It used to be called inflation. But that's now...

It used to be called inflation. But that's now just another prohibited word.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,456
Posted By Low Pass
All RVs are slightly different from one another. ...

All RVs are slightly different from one another. Some more than others. You need to know how yours behaves. Yes, fwd slip may quite likely unport the fuel pickup (if the high tank is selected). ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,846
Posted By Low Pass
But you'd need an electrolyte for galvanic or...

But you'd need an electrolyte for galvanic or electrolytic corrosion, yes? Should be zero back on the bottom of no 3 cylinder, where this occurred.

I have no suggestion as to the exact type of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,846
Posted By Low Pass
It broke in about the only way probable. It...

It broke in about the only way probable. It twisted off with plug removal leaving most of the threaded portion in the cylinder head. I use nickel based never seize on adapters and plugs every time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,502
Posted By Low Pass
Another solution

This easy mod has worked well for me for ~20, 21 years. Drill out the outboard connection to .250+". Cut and install a section of .250" steel rod through the inner and outer connections. Use a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,846
Posted By Low Pass
After just having to extract a broken one, I'd...

After just having to extract a broken one, I'd advocate for a 400 hr life limit. I had one break at ~~500 hrs. I know these aren't cheap, but trust me, you don't want to have to deal with this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By Low Pass
Follow up on this issue. The tall pad seems to...

Follow up on this issue. The tall pad seems to have made a major improvement. We can now have normal flying conversations! Thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,655
Posted By Low Pass
I'd probably try it. Would be very surprised if...

I'd probably try it. Would be very surprised if an oscillating saw would generate respirable particle sizes (~5 microns ?). That's if it's actually cutting and not burning the material. But wear a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,756
Posted By Low Pass
Nice guy. Yeah, they send certified letters with...

Nice guy. Yeah, they send certified letters with a smile.

Second or third on letting your buddies and neighbors know you're inviting a Fed to the hangar that day. Had a Fed walk into a private...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By Low Pass
Appreciate all the info. I did just spot the...

Appreciate all the info. I did just spot the Sierra add for "youth" and small people. Very interesting!

Thanks also for all the in-ear posts, but that's not working right now. I've tried the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,807
Posted By Low Pass
Headset for a Small Person

My girlfriend is pretty small and is not having good luck with a properly fitting headset. I've tried a Lightspeed Zulu and Clarity Aloft. I've tried springing the headband tighter on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,380
Posted By Low Pass
Didn't say get rid of it all. Just trying to...

Didn't say get rid of it all. Just trying to keep it all in perspective. There's a price to pay for a modern lifestyle. And an even bigger price to pay for a primitive lifestyle.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,380
Posted By Low Pass
Bingo. And availability in the region period, if...

Bingo. And availability in the region period, if the EPA has declared it a non attainment area. Only thing available for 100 miles from my home is the reformulated garbage.

As for the health...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-01-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,409
Posted By Low Pass
Synthetic vision is almost as big of a step...

Synthetic vision is almost as big of a step forward as was GPS over VOR/ADF for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,270
Posted By Low Pass
...just don't get it stuck in there!!!

...just don't get it stuck in there!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,080
Posted By Low Pass
My first impression is a problem with the...

My first impression is a problem with the elastomeric engine mounts. But I believe you have an imbalance to excite the system. No reciprocating aircraft engine experience to match this condition,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,910
Posted By Low Pass
Original design

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Original design drawings. OP, looks like it was built per the plans.
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,557
Posted By Low Pass
Very critical structural element in the area just...

Very critical structural element in the area just below the canopy rail on the sides. Good idea for all around access, but it would be a big challenge to interrupt this item.

As for the cordless...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,910
Posted By Low Pass
Late to the party but I installed "altered" flap...

Late to the party but I installed "altered" flap push rods. I recall doing this for clearance concerns, and not wanting to cut a bigger hole in the side of the fuselage. I didn't feel comfortable...
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,741
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By Low Pass
This. And they're calibrated regularly.

This. And they're calibrated regularly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,415
Posted By Low Pass
Barb fittings do just fine (single, "Y", etc.). ...

Barb fittings do just fine (single, "Y", etc.). But be careful with the one on the regulator. They will break and then no more oxygen!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-12-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,682
Posted By Low Pass
I used that saw to cut all the steel for my...

I used that saw to cut all the steel for my hangar doors. Excellent tool! That's easily the best value tool HF sells currently. Amazing for $99 (on sale). And you can buy aftermarket stands and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,151
Posted By Low Pass
Hearing all the discussions here and on some of...

Hearing all the discussions here and on some of the Oshkosh threads about their favorite anchor system or this rope versus straps, etc. - I wonder what the anchor point in the wing of an RV is good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,875
Posted By Low Pass
Yep. That's how I did it. I believe I did put...

Yep. That's how I did it. I believe I did put the flying bottle in the refrigerator before. Recall seeing ~~300 psi improvement after.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,460
Posted By Low Pass
OK. I know I should just let it go, but here...

OK. I know I should just let it go, but here goes. Could I ask that if we have to continue to be lectured to on this topic, even *after* Oshkosh, that could be limited to the thread on the topic?? ...
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