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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-22-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By WingsOnWheels
So after I finished painting my cowl I realized I...

So after I finished painting my cowl I realized I forgot to add the nutplate for the cowl pin retainers. I tried to be slick and bond them on with epoxy. They failed on the 2nd or 3rd removal. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is a great deal. I wish I could make it,...

That is a great deal. I wish I could make it, but still waiting on my prop to get repaired.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-19-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,280
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They call them the "greatest Generation" for a...

They call them the "greatest Generation" for a reason, sounds like he had an amazing story.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I didn't receive a confirmation or anything. ...

I didn't receive a confirmation or anything. Complete radio silence so far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,190
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Anyone get a LODA out of the Dallas/Ft. Worth...

Anyone get a LODA out of the Dallas/Ft. Worth FSDO yet?
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-09-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you have no other flap controller system, you...

If you have no other flap controller system, you need a DPDT (on) off (on) switch. That is a double pole double toll switch, with off in the center and momentary on for up and down.

If you have an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,011
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I applied for the LODA yesterday. My BFR is...

I applied for the LODA yesterday. My BFR is currently expired, I was just waiting for my prop to be returned from service. Depending on how long this LODA process takes I could be grounded for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-08-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The Echo UAT is cheaper than a tailbeacon, more...

The Echo UAT is cheaper than a tailbeacon, more so if you already have an IFR GPS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,962
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I started my condition inspection in May, found...

I started my condition inspection in May, found cracks in the LE protection on my prop. So yeah, I know how this goes. Plane is still down, my summer flying plans haven't worked out and now my...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-01-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the EchoUAT, different box, but I put it...

I have the EchoUAT, different box, but I put it in the wing access panel.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-30-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I can machine one for you if you send me the...

I can machine one for you if you send me the dimensions. E-mail is best, I probably won't remember to check this thread again.

Edit: same goes for others if you need one
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-28-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,986
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I don't have a good picture, but I just added a...

I don't have a good picture, but I just added a couple screwes to the firewall with a spacer and washer to for a T. The handle on the pin just goes behind the T under some tension. Easy peasy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Looks like ebay has...

Looks like ebay has them:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Deli-Tire-11-x-4-00-5-4Ply-/264223505736
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Pull up on the lap, pull down on the shoulders

Pull up on the lap, pull down on the shoulders
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For the nose?

For the nose?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By WingsOnWheels
What pressure are you running in the nosewheel? ...

What pressure are you running in the nosewheel? Also, doing away with the taper bearings for ball bearings can help.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-22-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,424
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have about 60 hours on my EDIS/Megajolt (single...

I have about 60 hours on my EDIS/Megajolt (single side) with no issues. I am right now in the process of installing the second system and adding the backup battery. Been putting it off to avoid the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
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 Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-17-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
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: 674
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: 749
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: 2,011
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: 853
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: 1,625
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: 602
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: 567
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: 983
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: 1,120
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: 1,852
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: 1,852
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: 319
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: 842
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: 790
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: 1,144
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: 4,041
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: 1,435
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: 923
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: 840
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: 292
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: 19
Views: 1,777
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: 1,496
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: 1,143
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: 1,965
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: 2,826
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: 1,037
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: 4,399
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: 2,014
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: 1,291
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: 1,592
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: 937
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: 879
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: 6,364
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: 11,632
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: 865
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: 1,470
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: 3,263
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: 2,295
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: 3,467
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: 2,100
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: 3,801
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: 2,036
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: 3,266
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: 6,831
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: 3,266
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.
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