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Forum: Painting your RV 07-04-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Little Al
Not sure on surface area but the last one I...

Not sure on surface area but the last one I painted was with PPG base clear. I used 5 ready to spray qts per coat.
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Little Al
I did the tooling hole method. Even when before...

I did the tooling hole method. Even when before final rigging to get the aileron hinge brackets mounted to wing. Easy to get it off just a little to where tooling hole method will not work. Do not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,584
Posted By Little Al
Definitely new threw bolts. I broke 6 of the 8...

Definitely new threw bolts. I broke 6 of the 8 bolts off on a cylinder once. 2 bigger threw bolts and all 4 studs broke. Cylinder was really shaking around. Made lots of bad noises and oil was...
Forum: RV-4 04-03-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,013
Posted By Little Al
Had the same issue on my Rocket. Wish I had as...

Had the same issue on my Rocket. Wish I had as much room as a RV4. Took pump apart considering clocking it but the port from the bottom would be plugged by doing so. I was not comfortable trying to...
Forum: RV-4 03-26-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By Little Al
Wow 45 is smaller than I would have guessed...

Wow 45 is smaller than I would have guessed awesome to here it's even a little over cooled. I completely understand your disclaimer. I was planning one big augmentor on my exit around the 6:1...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2022, 03:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,477
Posted By Little Al
A TIO 540 that was a angle valve. That would...

A TIO 540 that was a angle valve. That would have the large journal crank I believe. I was told and correct me if I'm wrong but the large journal crank is substantially heavier say 25lbs and is...
Forum: RV-4 03-25-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,889
Posted By Little Al
That's awesome to see your numbers here on the...

That's awesome to see your numbers here on the the Rocket. I'm currently working on my Rocket cowl and making it fit the 6:1 exhaust and had it figured for 37.5 square inches in the exit area. You...
Forum: RV-4 02-22-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,285
Posted By Little Al
A Repair done properly would be safe forever and...

A Repair done properly would be safe forever and would not for any reason require a new engine mount. If we had to replace the center frame or tail boom everytime we found a cracked or rusted tube on...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,167
Posted By Little Al
So hatefull. I personally think NTSB reports are...

So hatefull. I personally think NTSB reports are a great place to learn from. Whether it be from pilot error to a potential problem area to maybe add to a checklist to keep an eye on. Im not against...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-27-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,167
Posted By Little Al
Best place is NTSB reports

Best place is NTSB reports
Forum: RV-4 12-21-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,330
Posted By Little Al
Curious has anyone tried these on a Rocket that...

Curious has anyone tried these on a Rocket that already has shorter wings. At what point having to little wing aspect ratio starts to hurt performance? Also wondering the gain compared to a good...
Forum: RV-4 12-03-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,912
Posted By Little Al
To my understanding the round tooling holes in...

To my understanding the round tooling holes in the center of the wing and ailerons ribs should all be perfectly inline. In the blue prints there is a to scale drawing of the aileron to wing...
Forum: Rocket 11-26-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By Little Al
I have the same problem with flaps being to long...

I have the same problem with flaps being to long and will be rebuild new shorter ones.
The fit on the bottom skin is very common not only on Rockets but Rv4 and 6s. Simp bent aluminum to match the...
Forum: Rocket 06-07-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,518
Posted By Little Al
Vince @ F1 aircraft now has available an engine...

Vince @ F1 aircraft now has available an engine mount available for the HR2 that has F1 geometry and accepts the F1 gear legs. Insurance statistic is something like 50% of all HR2s end up on there...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,174
Posted By Little Al
There is a difference between working smarter not...

There is a difference between working smarter not harder and being lazy this is definitely smarter and looks professional.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,901
Posted By Little Al
Clearly you have never had the joys of a RV4...

Clearly you have never had the joys of a RV4 canopy frame or worse yet a Hamon canopy frame on a rocket. Consider yourself blessed🤣🤣🤣
Forum: RV-4 03-30-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,999
Posted By Little Al
How bad is your engine mount do you have pics?...

How bad is your engine mount do you have pics? Where are you located? These mounts are 4130 chomoly and very easly repairable. I have cut out rusted, bent, and totally rebuilt Bell 47 helicopter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,210
Posted By Little Al
Adding Marvel Mystery oil to gas and oil helps...

Adding Marvel Mystery oil to gas and oil helps with sticking valves. We HAVE to do this in our piston helicopters in the high heat of south Texas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,081
Posted By Little Al
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,717
Posted By Little Al
In our piston Belll 47 helicopters Tempest get...

In our piston Belll 47 helicopters Tempest get 500 hrs or a little better Champion close to 300hrs.
600hrs a yr for the last 4 yrs its been consistent between the two.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,558
Posted By Little Al
West Systems

West Systems
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,382
Posted By Little Al
Glad to hear they landed safely. Airplanes are...

Glad to hear they landed safely. Airplanes are replaceable Loved ones are not. Im Looking foward to the valuable lessons to learned from the factual report.
Forum: Rocket 01-14-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By Little Al
Inverted tank

I built my tank according to Harmon spec with one exception the top vents are smaller 3/4" instead of 1" Still building so no flight data on this.
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,558
Posted By Little Al
New RV4 tank skins

Worse case scenario I have a set of RV4 tank skins and rear tank bulkheads I would part with if things dont work out.
Forum: Rocket 03-04-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,015
Posted By Little Al
Vertical fin skin stiffeners

I am building a HR2 with the RV 4 tail. Have heard of guys adding front spar reinforcements and skin stiffeners to the horizontal fin but what about the vertical fin. Am I over thinking or what are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,648
Posted By Little Al
One thing to keep in mind with paint vs polished...

One thing to keep in mind with paint vs polished is paint adds a considerable amount of weight. I painted a rocket for a guy a few yes ago with ppg base clear each coat I applied was 1 1/4 gallons...
Forum: Rocket 01-27-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,025
Posted By Little Al
Make that two hr2 getting built yet. Im nearing...

Make that two hr2 getting built yet. Im nearing completion of my wings and was think about using my old chassis jig good to know it works well
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