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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,570
Posted By gyoung
I think some ways to build cheap(er) are: - think...

I think some ways to build cheap(er) are:
- think used/pre-owned/experienced/orphan/upgraded. It used to be called scrounging.
- inject sweat equity (labor) The older non-matched hole kits are much...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By gyoung
I use this method as well. If the washer doesn't...

I use this method as well. If the washer doesn't fit completely in the hole, instead of risking drilling deeper I just file the corners of the tab until it nests nicely.
Forum: Reviews 04-01-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By gyoung
+1 for Bruce. I just flew with him in his Legend...

+1 for Bruce. I just flew with him in his Legend Cub for some tailwheel refresher before I fly my -6. He's an excellent instructor and offered a lot of tips both on first flights and what to expect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,952
Posted By gyoung
Check how your property taxes are handled. In...

Check how your property taxes are handled. In Texas, at least Harris County, aircraft used for business are taxed. Aircraft registered to a business are presumed business use. You can refute it but...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-30-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By gyoung
Airport identifier is 0TE4.

Airport identifier is 0TE4.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,054
Posted By gyoung
Looks like a paint problem rather than a fastener...

Looks like a paint problem rather than a fastener problem.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By gyoung
Use an NAS1097-3 rivet. You can countersink with...

Use an NAS1097-3 rivet. You can countersink with a couple turns of your deburring tool. Set it with a no-hole yoke in a squeezer or a long set in a gun.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By gyoung
The panels are easily installed on a completed...

The panels are easily installed on a completed airplane only requiring cutting the holes from outside. Nothing to remove first. If you use a cutting wheel or grinder be prepared to control the debris...
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By gyoung
When the full swivel first became an option the...

When the full swivel first became an option the mod was to cut off the bent portion and machine the end to fit the new tail wheel mount. I don't see why that wouldn't still work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By gyoung
Also if you use labels be wary of ink jet...

Also if you use labels be wary of ink jet printers. Their ink will fade long before the adhesive gives out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By gyoung
There are no rules. Consider that quadrant folks...

There are no rules. Consider that quadrant folks only have friction lock. I prefer friction lock for the throttle for flying formation. That's almost an edict in the formation community. But I like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By gyoung
There's no flight requirement at all. My...

There's no flight requirement at all. My inspection was done by the FSDO so I got my temp Repairman's cert along with the Airworthiness Cert for the plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By gyoung
I've been using ZuluLog for quite a while. It's...

I've been using ZuluLog for quite a while. It's cloud based so I can get to it from any device via web or app. I keyed my paper logs into spreadsheet a little at a time and imported the chunks....
Forum: ADS-B 02-15-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By gyoung
I've got the Echo/Safefly 2020 package hooked to...

I've got the Echo/Safefly 2020 package hooked to an SL-70 transponder. The GPS ant is mounted under my cowling and config'd as #2 GPS for my dual HX's. #1 GPS is my 430W. Safefly locks on inside my...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By gyoung
Another vote for the Devilbiss Finish Line gun. I...

Another vote for the Devilbiss Finish Line gun. I just moved up from their Starting Line to the FLG4 and am very happy with it. If you're going to do much painting I'd recommend getting one of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By gyoung
I use Oops rivets (NAS1097-3-4) for most...

I use Oops rivets (NAS1097-3-4) for most nutplates. The head is so small it only takes a couple turns of the deburring tool to get an adequate countersink.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By gyoung
Wow, I've had one in my Navion for well over 10...

Wow, I've had one in my Navion for well over 10 yrs and never even considered that it had to have a battery. Simplest thing is to call EI. They've always been friendly and helpful. Probably cheap if...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By gyoung
Most voltage regulators or OV sensors latch off...

Most voltage regulators or OV sensors latch off if tripped. If you think it's a nuisance trip then you need to be able to cycle the field power to get the alternator back online. Either field switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By gyoung
I'm going to be a bit of a contrarian and say the...

I'm going to be a bit of a contrarian and say the OP's plan can work at the macro level and with some caveats. It takes discipline. It takes applying 25 hrs per week of actual no-s**t building time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By gyoung
It has to match your registration. I was trying...

It has to match your registration. I was trying to just get RV-6 as the model but either because of how I filled the form or the registration folks it came back "Young RV-6" That's what I put on my...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By gyoung
On my -6 I joggled the opening like the stamped...

On my -6 I joggled the opening like the stamped skins on the -7. That gave me flush cover plates without a doubler and allowed for a slightly larger opening for my fat hands.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By gyoung
I've got a Silhouette and it's worked well for...

I've got a Silhouette and it's worked well for me, both with vinyl and paint masks. It only takes 12" wide material so consider whether what you want to do is within it's capability. In theory it can...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,560
Posted By gyoung
I mounted Baja Squadron Pros by enlarging the...

I mounted Baja Squadron Pros by enlarging the opening as necessary. Since that left some holes around the lights I mounted them on a separate flat mounting plate screwed to the Duckworks mount....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By gyoung
I just went thru this configuring my EFIS. My EIS...

I just went thru this configuring my EFIS. My EIS is mounted blind so I had to access it to make config settings. You need to set the fuel to zero on the EIS before the EFIS can control it. But since...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,221
Posted By gyoung
I checked Kitty Hawk/FFA off my bucket list in...

I checked Kitty Hawk/FFA off my bucket list in 2015 with my Navion. I'm not sure I'll have the opportunity to get the RV there once it's flying but everyone should fly in there at least once in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,988
Posted By gyoung
I use Tefzel for the power and braided for the...

I use Tefzel for the power and braided for the ground strap. Stein has both. Why cheap out for just a couple feet of each?
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By gyoung
I've got the GRT Safefly 2020/Echo combo in my...

I've got the GRT Safefly 2020/Echo combo in my -6. The GPS antenna is mounted under my cowl and UAT antenna on the belly. I can get a GPS position and traffic inside my multi-plane hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By gyoung
Thanks Peter! I had searched the archives but...

Thanks Peter! I had searched the archives but your pics show exactly what I've got - from the late 90's. The pics really help the memory. I remember now pushing the button and mistakenly pulling the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By gyoung
Remove vernier from combo style throttle cable

I've got a throttle cable that has both vernier control and friction lock. Van's sold them eons ago but I don't see them any longer. I want to remove/disable the vernier function and just go with...
Forum: Tools 12-24-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,111
Posted By gyoung
I have the swivel set bought from Avery 20+ years...

I have the swivel set bought from Avery 20+ years ago. I love it. It's done two RVs and allowed my wife to handle the gun where I needed a second pair of hands.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,032
Posted By gyoung
I'm prepping the paperwork for my inspection and...

I'm prepping the paperwork for my inspection and what needs to be submitted for W&B consists of the weigh job worksheet to determine the empty weight and empty C.G., an equipment list showing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-06-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By gyoung
If your term "aluminum screws" is meant to mean...

If your term "aluminum screws" is meant to mean made from aluminum, then it's likely wrong. If they are silver colored they are probably stainless. Your normal choice in AN / MS hardware is cad...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By gyoung
Here you go.

Here you go.
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,052
Posted By gyoung
Stubby rivet gun

A corner rivet gun is another solution. They require special short sets. Borrow one unless you're a tool whore like me....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By gyoung
Successful surgery

Thanks for the feedback. It pushed me over the edge to just cut it and deal with any fallout. I actually didn't have to cut much, about an inch of the intake protrusion, a bit around the gear leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,628
Posted By gyoung
Cowling install issue

I was feeling pretty good that my punch list for my -6 was down to a very few items, one being paint and install the cowling. The painting is done but I can't get the lower cowling to fit between the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,692
Posted By gyoung
Search for acorn nut or cap nut. If you really...

Search for acorn nut or cap nut. If you really think it's AN or MS, check with someplace like Genuine Aircraft Hardware https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By gyoung
I used their kit. It's a no brainer. You couldn't...

I used their kit. It's a no brainer. You couldn't buy all the hardware for the cost and saves hours compared to rolling your own. I just cut off the locating tabs since our rivets aren't in a defined...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By gyoung
Yup, did it on mine. You just have to locate it...

Yup, did it on mine. You just have to locate it yourself. Works great and huge access improvement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By gyoung
18 years ago I purchased a partially completed...

18 years ago I purchased a partially completed RV-6 kit minus the finishing kit, i.e. Tail, wing and fuselage kits. The tail and wings were mostly finished. I think I paid $9k. The older kits are not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,016
Posted By gyoung
I got my A&P in August after getting the testing...

I got my A&P in August after getting the testing approval based on experience in January. I had a recommendation letter from my IA that's worked with me for 15 years and a list of specific work done...
Forum: Interiors 10-06-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By gyoung
You can move the hinge aft a bit more but it will...

You can move the hinge aft a bit more but it will force your seating position to be more upright unless you also move the crossmember. I moved my crossmember 3" aft (before the almost a -14 mod...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,787
Posted By gyoung
If your Burlington is Vermont, you may not have...

If your Burlington is Vermont, you may not have heat concerns but here in Houston it makes a difference. My iPad overheats easily and often but my panel mounted 796 never has and is readable in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,158
Posted By gyoung
I went down the special issuance route due to...

I went down the special issuance route due to afib. The best advice I got was from a forum at Oshkosh - find an AME that does a lot of SI and consult with them first. Before they get their hands on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,395
Posted By gyoung
Any vinyl cutter will work. I've got a Cameo and...

Any vinyl cutter will work. I've got a Cameo and cut the N-numbers and the Experimental placard for my RV-6. You can even cut paint masks if you want to go that route.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By gyoung
To give you one example of the build time...

To give you one example of the build time differences, on my -6 I spent a weekend fitting, marking, cutting and drilling the big fuselage panel that mates to the floor ribs. A friend building a -9...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,721
Posted By gyoung
Good for users but bad for authors. It's...

Good for users but bad for authors. It's impossible to protect a copyright once a PDF gets into the wild.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By gyoung
Whats your goal? Do you want to build, fly, save...

Whats your goal? Do you want to build, fly, save money, personalize, etc.? Keep in mind you can buy a flying RV-3 for the cost of the RV-8 QB kit.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-01-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,640
Posted By gyoung
I put 2 G5's in my Navion (with an Stec 50) and...

I put 2 G5's in my Navion (with an Stec 50) and eliminated my vacuum system. You will need a GAD29B to connect the Stec to the G5. If you've got the GPSS for the Stec 30 you'll need to remove it and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-24-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By gyoung
Yup, I think the same way. Thanks for the link....

Yup, I think the same way. Thanks for the link. I've got some on the way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,944
Posted By gyoung
The groove in the cable is 1/8" so I cut the slot...

The groove in the cable is 1/8" so I cut the slot in a chunk of 1/8" bar stock with a couple safety wire holes to keep the cable in place. Bolt the bar stock piece to the rest of the support. Done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,533
Posted By gyoung
+1 for Polen Special, but even prettier without...

+1 for Polen Special, but even prettier without the advertising stickers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,271
Posted By gyoung
1st tailwheel flight

I started early. I still had wet ink on my PPL with a grand total of 35 hrs in my log book (141 school) and bought a T-craft. Didn't need an endorsement back then but I was scheduled for a check out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,566
Posted By gyoung
I got my 8610-2 approved a couple months ago...

I got my 8610-2 approved a couple months ago based on experience maintaining my own airplanes over 40+ years. I listed my 2 RV builds but the inspector said they couldn't count but I had plenty of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By gyoung
I use solder sleeves. It keeps the bulk down....

I use solder sleeves. It keeps the bulk down. Splice the shields unless you know for sure that one end should be left open. It may be acting as the signal ground. Cap off the unused wire with shrink...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,061
Posted By gyoung
I got my PPL at U of I in 74 and they were still...

I got my PPL at U of I in 74 and they were still using the blue box. The syllabus was 32 hrs flight time, 10 hrs observation time and ~5 hrs in the box. I was too big to fit in the back seat of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By gyoung
AOPA is already advocating for...

AOPA is already advocating for it.
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/march/18/baker-urges-faa-to-lift-impossible-compliance-barriers
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By gyoung
796 to SL-30 frequencies

I've got a panel with a 430, SL-30 and 796 interconnected. The 430 sends the flight plan to the 796 and the 796 sends frequencies to the SL-30. This has worked great for years until recently. I get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,334
Posted By gyoung
One small consolation, the new homebuilt parking...

One small consolation, the new homebuilt parking area will not have to shut down during the airshow.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By gyoung
I have 2 G5's and one day the AI did not come to...

I have 2 G5's and one day the AI did not come to life. The DG reverted to an AI as advertised. When I later checked with Garmin I was told to hold the power button in for like 5-10 secs to reset it....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,978
Posted By gyoung
I guess it's no longer included but Van's...

I guess it's no longer included but Van's included a section on flutter testing in the build manual for my circa 1996 RV-6 kit. He was actually advocating that each builder perform that and other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,130
Posted By gyoung
Sure, as long as you follow the bend radius...

Sure, as long as you follow the bend radius tables for the material and temper. It's typically called out as multiple of the material thickness. If it's 5-6T you could be looking at 1.5 - 2 inch...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,410
Posted By gyoung
I submitted a 337 when I installed the Navworx in...

I submitted a 337 when I installed the Navworx in my Navion back in 2015. Of course the 337 does not apply to EAB but you should still have a maintenance record for the install before it flies.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,593
Posted By gyoung
The value of your time is whatever you want it to...

The value of your time is whatever you want it to be. When I started my first -6 I was a consultant. I started keeping a detailed build log with all times. But when I stared equating my build time to...
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