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Forum: RV-4 04-05-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Nick
Mistype on my end. The F402C is what was...

Mistype on my end. The F402C is what was removed. In fact, in the picture you can see the "B's". The way 'C' is constructed it handles very little anti-twist. Its almost purely for compression...
Forum: RV-4 04-04-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Nick
I'm sure that my -4 is about to implode at any...

I'm sure that my -4 is about to implode at any moment, however.... I removed 402C cross member 2 years ago when I did the first panel upgrade. I did upsize the panel thickness to .090 to add some...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-31-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Nick
There is a -7 in my hangar about to on the...

There is a -7 in my hangar about to on the market. IO-390, WW RV72, Dual GRT 10 HXr, Garmin GPS 175, Dual remote comm, remote nav. He's starting at $165k. I can take some pics if interested.
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Nick
Breakdown of what I used. It worked out pretty...

Breakdown of what I used. It worked out pretty well.

R-402 Rudder "spar" RV4
R-404 Bottom Rib RV4
Either R-405PD or R-405 Rudder Horn (the PD is pre-drilled)
R-406, 407 straight off the Plans....
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Nick
Counterbalanced Rudder and other updates.

Long story short: About 3 weeks ago an acquaintances of mine better half decided that rear view mirrors were overraited and backed into my -4.

The good news is only the rudder was effected. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Nick
RV-8 Ailerons bolt right up. I literally just...

RV-8 Ailerons bolt right up. I literally just installed some on my -4 3 weeks ago. You are welcome to my old -4 Ailerons, just need to get them to you.
Forum: RV-4 03-10-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 963
Posted By Nick
Fairly sure the speed with James or Vans PR pants...

Fairly sure the speed with James or Vans PR pants will be pretty close to identical. Both should give you 3-4 Ktas. I did Vans pants so I could do 380 tires. Short geared -4, no regrets. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-06-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Nick
No limit that I'm aware of.

No limit that I'm aware of.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Nick
Done it twice. It'll bolt right up. The only...

Done it twice. It'll bolt right up.

The only issue you may have is spinner BULKHEAD to cowl clearance. Because of the different bulkhead shape the #10 screws on the back side sometimes touch. ...
Forum: RV-4 03-06-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Nick
The other option is to reduce the top clearance...

The other option is to reduce the top clearance down to 1/2". Its what you end up with if you originally ran 500x5's with 1" clearance then switched to 380's. Make sure the joining screws are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Nick
4 nozzles, 3 within 8" of the cylinders except #4...

4 nozzles, 3 within 8" of the cylinders except #4 which is about 14" to keep it downstream of my O2 sensor.

No needle valve, nozzles are sized to flow approx .20 gallons a minute each @ 80psi. ...
Forum: RV-4 02-28-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,156
Posted By Nick
If you can convert it to PDF, you can post it...

If you can convert it to PDF, you can post it directly to VAF. Use the 'Attachments' (Paperclip). Its made things here MUCH better!
Forum: RV-4 02-28-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,156
Posted By Nick
I think mine is the same as Oly's. I can not...

I think mine is the same as Oly's. I can not take credit for the original design, only building one up from a random picture off the interwebs.

I like it because it is totally automatic. As you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-24-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By Nick
Marvin is now Jim. He bought the business...

Marvin is now Jim.

He bought the business last year and moved it to TX. Super good guy, and yes he has what your after.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,343
Posted By Nick
Another SDS user here. Absolutely love mine. ...

Another SDS user here. Absolutely love mine. As far as SDS vs EFII, do some searches and go with who makes you more comfortable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By Nick
If you are comfortable with a soldering iron,...

If you are comfortable with a soldering iron, FlyLED's.

If you want bolt on convenience, AeroLED
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By Nick
I would take at least one, most likely 2.

I would take at least one, most likely 2.
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 256,993
Posted By Nick
On the -7 that's shown, its a Tip-up. Open the...

On the -7 that's shown, its a Tip-up. Open the canopy and you have access to the fuses.

On my -4, I have to pull the forward skin. 30 Screws or whatever it is. A pain, yes. Never had to do...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 256,993
Posted By Nick
Quite simple. You don't. In the airline world...

Quite simple. You don't.

In the airline world everything, literally everything is protected with a circuit breaker. If one pops in flight, you absolutely do not try and reset it. Unless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By Nick
Infinity does left and right. JD can sometimes...

Infinity does left and right. JD can sometimes be a little hard to get ahold of, but he makes a great product.

Infinity aerospace grips...
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 256,993
Posted By Nick
It started life as a Thrustmaster gaming...

It started life as a Thrustmaster gaming throttle. Built specifically for the old "Falcon" series. I did a few switch mods, left some stock, and machined up an adapter plate / arm assembly. One of...
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 256,993
Posted By Nick
You would be surprised how little I spent. The...

You would be surprised how little I spent. The only things that were bought new non-engine related, was the Comm / Intercom (GRT200, GREAT Radio), the G5, and 1 Autopilot servo. Everything else...
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 256,993
Posted By Nick
Panel Revision 3. This one will be in a while. 😁...

Panel Revision 3. This one will be in a while. 😁 It's ready for a GPS175 when funds permit.

7178
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,193
Posted By Nick
I'll let the Legal Eagle's help you figure out...

I'll let the Legal Eagle's help you figure out what needs to be done with the FAA.

I flew my -10 for 100 hours, give or take, before deciding that 60 gallons was not enough for a true IFR mission....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Nick
I'm assuming you are using an Android device. I...

I'm assuming you are using an Android device. I have the exact same problem. Emailed garmin, it's a known issue with no resolution date. My work around was to barrow my neighbors ipad and install...
Forum: RV-4 11-24-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,520
Posted By Nick
I'd go to Greg Koontz. He's in Asheville a...

I'd go to Greg Koontz. He's in Asheville a little to the west.

http://www.gkairshows.com/default.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,408
Posted By Nick
His 'slightly' modified RV-4....

His 'slightly' modified RV-4.

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/eaa-chapters/chaptergram-articles/2016-06-the-rest-of-the-story-high-flyin-tiger

Bruce is a great guy, glad he's made it through a lot of his...
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,259
Posted By Nick
I highly doubt that the 12" spinner will fit. You...

I highly doubt that the 12" spinner will fit. You can either add a 1/2" to your existing cowl (been there, lots of work) or just deal with a slight spinner mismatch that most people won't notice.
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,056
Posted By Nick
While I imagine it's more work than buying Vans...

While I imagine it's more work than buying Vans parts... I just did a custom under floor electric flap conversion. I got rid of all the above floor parts, no more worries about a squished headset. ...
Forum: Safety 07-25-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,480
Posted By Nick
He's running (as am I) EFI, so a 10 Micron filter...

He's running (as am I) EFI, so a 10 Micron filter is very normal. Personally, I have a 150 Micron Pre-Filter in each wing root, and a large 10 Micron after the pumps. My last airplane had AFP...
Forum: Propellers 06-08-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,893
Posted By Nick
I'll be the odd guy out on this one. On my...

I'll be the odd guy out on this one.

On my 360 -4, this spring I went from a Prince FP to a Hartzell CS. I was initially concerned about the extra weight, but in the -4 it actually helped. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By Nick
Do you mean this one? Cleaveland Tool Rudder...

Do you mean this one?

Cleaveland Tool Rudder Trim (https://www.cleavelandtool.com/products/rudder-trim-tab?_pos=1&_sid=9e12b4abf&_ss=r&variant=31547110752318)

Cleveland carries most of the stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,073
Posted By Nick
Pic from the Temple clinic. Great...

Pic from the Temple clinic. Great Time!!!


http://ourdda.com/VAFPics/KTPL2020_resize.jpg (http://ourdda.com/VAFPics/KTPL2020.jpg)
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 256,993
Posted By Nick
Talking LOL, Its totally overkill but I like it. It...

LOL, Its totally overkill but I like it. It started life as a Thrustmaster F16 gaming grip. All aluminum, built crazy stout. The nice part is all the switches are aircraft quality, not gaming...
Forum: RV-4 05-10-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 256,993
Posted By Nick
Panel #2 since purchase. There is a blank on the...

Panel #2 since purchase. There is a blank on the left for a Garmin AP Head and I need to label the Annunciation lights. But it is coming along. This one will be in until a G3x is in the budget. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By Nick
The slip joints on mine were wore out as well. I...

The slip joints on mine were wore out as well. I sent everything to Clint and had him replace them with ball joints. Price was super reasonable and the pipes are far more adjustable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By Nick
Aveo flash. Can't be certain of the exact model,...

Aveo flash. Can't be certain of the exact model, they may be able to help you out.

https://www.aveoengineering.com/
Forum: RV-4 01-27-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,775
Posted By Nick
Sorry, I forgot as well. Here ya go. Forgive...

Sorry, I forgot as well.

Here ya go. Forgive the nastiness that is the Tunnel, it is in the middle of being cleaned. ;)

https://nafsinger.tonidoid.com/urluqjzq1...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-21-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,790
Posted By Nick
No problem at all Ross, I've been swamped at...

No problem at all Ross, I've been swamped at work, I know how it goes!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-21-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 26,790
Posted By Nick
Rusty's panel. Should be either in by today or...

Rusty's panel. Should be either in by today or in next few.


http://ourdda.com/VAFPics/RustyPanel_resize_55.jpg (http://ourdda.com/VAFPics/RustyPanel.jpg)

Click for full size.
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,775
Posted By Nick
This. Make sure it goes on the Forward part of...

This. Make sure it goes on the Forward part of the spar. If a picture doest show up, I can take one Saturday when I get home.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By Nick
I bought a set of Automotive Racing scales. ...

I bought a set of Automotive Racing scales. We've got a bunch of builders around and it seems someone is always in need of a set.

If you're around Houston I can help ya out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,336
Posted By Nick
Cool Web store is broke. Makes ordering parts...

Web store is broke. Makes ordering parts difficult. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,095
Posted By Nick
3m 5200. Available at Orange Aircraft Supply.

3m 5200. Available at Orange Aircraft Supply.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,433
Posted By Nick
Clark has not installed the F/A meter yet, so all...

Clark has not installed the F/A meter yet, so all numbers are coming from EGT and FF. EGT @ 2000 MSL / 17 GPH are 1050ish, highest CHT #3 at 415. if you bring the FF back to 13GPH and the EGT up...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 521,954
Posted By Nick
No tower. One of the benefits of living on the...

No tower. One of the benefits of living on the airport. I would love to take full credit, but the truth of the matter is only provided the airplane. A couple of the local kids had the idea for the...
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 521,954
Posted By Nick
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5834625/RV10/D...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5834625/RV10/DSC_0165_mod1.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-24-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By Nick
Alrighty. That I can do. Any reason to run...

Alrighty. That I can do.

Any reason to run them as a second instead of a top set? I'm going to have to turn the groove either way.

Thanks Bob!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-24-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,314
Posted By Nick
Total Seal Rings

Those of you that have installed a set of Total Seal rings (320 or 360) do you happen to have the part number you used?

The TS sales rep is being less than helpful.

TIA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,754
Posted By Nick
420. I'd like to change that to 400, but my #6...

420. I'd like to change that to 400, but my #6 Cyl has proven to be stubborn. I've been doing some baffle tweaking lately trying to get all 6 Cyl relatively close, I have managed to get all of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,191
Posted By Nick
As far as I'm aware, Garmin products (GDL39) will...

As far as I'm aware, Garmin products (GDL39) will ONLY display on Garmin products (430,696,796, Garmin Pilot, etc). If someone has found a workaround, please let me know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By Nick
If you are referring to "ring" around the dimple,...

If you are referring to "ring" around the dimple, that is completely normal. What I find I need to watch out for is to keep from scratching the skin from the Male Dimple Die.

A picture to describe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,944
Posted By Nick
Reno posters on the living room wall. We live on...

Reno posters on the living room wall. We live on an airport. We plan our vacations around Reklaw. Even the cat runs to the window to watch RV fly-bys.

So, yes. Most definitely an airplane...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 558,351
Posted By Nick
Taxiing out for a few laps around the pattern at...

Taxiing out for a few laps around the pattern at Reklaw.


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5834625/RV10/Reklaw-2012.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By Nick
3rd for 5200. Use the fast dry version if you...

3rd for 5200. Use the fast dry version if you can find it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,914
Posted By Nick
I've got two very good friends that work ATC. ...

I've got two very good friends that work ATC. The first attended a specialty school to get his qualifications. I'm not exactly sure on what the final bill was, but I do recall it not being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,914
Posted By Nick
I can only comment on the airline side of things,...

I can only comment on the airline side of things, but here goes.

I'll start with the not so positive side of things.

Don't do it!

1. To now get on with an Airline you need ATP Minimums. That is a...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By Nick
Sure! I'm out on a trip at the moment, will be...

Sure! I'm out on a trip at the moment, will be home tonight. If you want to give me a call tomarrow, I'll be home the rest of the month.

Nick
281.217.6392
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,007
Posted By Nick
The LoneStar Squadron, (Houston) will be there...

The LoneStar Squadron, (Houston) will be there after Steve Miller. We're good for 10-14 people. Looking forward to it! :D
Forum: Texas (South) 06-07-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By Nick
Paul, I'm just about 99% sure ive got a bunch. ...

Paul,

I'm just about 99% sure ive got a bunch. Let me go check to make sure and I'll PM you my number.
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,743
Posted By Nick
Ahhh, I understand now! My thinking was to...

Ahhh, I understand now!

My thinking was to create a 'box' for the air to exit. I'm trying to create a vacuum when the flaps are open. With one (or both) sides open I don't think they would be...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,743
Posted By Nick
Similar... Firgelli Linear Actuator...

Similar... Firgelli Linear Actuator (http://www.firgelliauto.com/product_info.php?cPath=74&products_id=1&osCsid=6b41f49bc0dd889640ac6b0b837749da)


At the time I had difficulty finding a Linear...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,743
Posted By Nick
Simply a spare RAC Indicator and Rocker...

Simply a spare RAC Indicator and Rocker switch.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5834625/RV10/CowlFlaps/resize/Img_0332.jpg
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5834625/RV10/CowlFlaps/Img_0332.jpg)
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,946
Posted By Nick
Just for you Mike... New thread and everything. ...

Just for you Mike... New thread and everything. :D
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