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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,683
Posted By plehrke
What do you mean by “appears to list the...

What do you mean by “appears to list the manufacturer. . . ”?
Maybe post an image of what you received.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-12-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By plehrke
Available at Aircraft...

Available at Aircraft Spruce
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/eltsystemRemote.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,312
Posted By plehrke
Loved the write up of things that pop in head for...

Loved the write up of things that pop in head for first flight. You didn't write emotions experienced after landing, those that cause the “RV grin”. Those are special.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,570
Posted By plehrke
Not really relevant. Don’t think you would buy a...

Not really relevant. Don’t think you would buy a car with a air cooled engine or only tuns 2700 rpm.
Cars and planes are different.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By plehrke
Good questions. I think left/right handed is one...

Good questions. I think left/right handed is one factor in panel layout but not the most important. Critical safety functions and normal flight operations switches and buttons need to be logical...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-01-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,741
Posted By plehrke
Good plan. One thing to check is if your...

Good plan.
One thing to check is if your starting weight and CG location is accurate. Is the 1127 lbs based on weighing when you bought it a year ago or is that the original weight when it first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,875
Posted By plehrke
If I have trouble pushing button on the panel it...

If I have trouble pushing button on the panel it is time to slow down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,662
Posted By plehrke
I think we got more RVs, camping kind, than RVs,...

I think we got more RVs, camping kind, than RVs, flying kind.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By plehrke
Just to pull up some old crude flight testing I...

Just to pull up some old crude flight testing I did back in 2010 on OAT probe location here is link to old thread (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=62519).

I did several plots of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By plehrke
Best thing is to keep down the drafts that can...

Best thing is to keep down the drafts that can get in. Good Seal of gaps around canopy are a must. Another is air coming in under the seat through the gear legs. Also good seal on fresh air vents....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By plehrke
How are people verifying what is...

How are people verifying what is incorrect/correct? Where/how are you obtaining truth data?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-29-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,540
Posted By plehrke
A chorded thermal ray gun which can do double...

A chorded thermal ray gun which can do double duty as a no-hands tube shrinking device.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By plehrke
I don’t have internet at hangar as well but only...

I don’t have internet at hangar as well but only use a programmable thermostat. Works great if you have a pretty routine schedule.
I usually get to hangar at same time every day so program to go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,894
Posted By plehrke
I used FlyQ EFB to track my flights and then...

I used FlyQ EFB to track my flights and then Export the GPX file to GPS HD by Motion X on my iPad to plot. Unfortunately Motion X no longer supports GPS HD app so it is not available anymore. I use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,894
Posted By plehrke
My 2021 RV flying 60 flights, ~50 hours, ~7200nm...

My 2021 RV flying
60 flights, ~50 hours, ~7200nm but never flew further from home airport than 74nm from 1H0 (Creve Coeur MO) to HAE (Hannibal MO) and back.
Every minute was great
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Forum: RV-7/7A 12-24-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,440
Posted By plehrke
Pictures? Cruise speed at 75% power cruise at...

Pictures?
Cruise speed at 75% power cruise at 8000ft?
Interested in Rate of Climb numbers.
CG location at Max Takeoff weight?
MTOGW?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By plehrke
Do you notice any low speed loss of directional...

Do you notice any low speed loss of directional authority?
Forum: Painting your RV 12-18-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By plehrke
I would guess military does not want sharp crisp...

I would guess military does not want sharp crisp lines, at least not old style camo. New digital style camo (https://images.app.goo.gl/6MQRCKgHiqgTWqjg7) maybe different in line sharpness.
Forum: RV-15 12-12-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,949
Posted By plehrke
Focus at Vans should be getting caught up on...

Focus at Vans should be getting caught up on current order deliveries. I am supposing the RV-15 is probably pushed to back burner or taken off the stove for 2022.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,642
Posted By plehrke
I don’t think water is the issue. Biggest...

I don’t think water is the issue. Biggest difference aviation has from any other wheel bearing grease is touch down after long flight. Grease maybe very cold from flying at altitude and at touch down...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,642
Posted By plehrke
I use Aeroshell 22 on wheel bearings.

I use Aeroshell 22 on wheel bearings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,570
Posted By plehrke
24 posts on this thread and no one has mentioned...

24 posts on this thread and no one has mentioned nose gear vs taildragger and its relation to prop selection.

Choices and opinions are what makes Experimental Aircraft the best Aviation.
Forum: Propellers 12-04-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By plehrke
I have same prop on my IO-360 RV-6A and very...

I have same prop on my IO-360 RV-6A and very happy with it.
Forum: Northeast 11-26-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By plehrke
Remember the RV owner getting his BFR in his RV...

Remember the RV owner getting his BFR in his RV or the CFI need a LODA in order to have the BFR in the RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,335
Posted By plehrke
Very nice video. I think my engine purrs. Maybe...

Very nice video.
I think my engine purrs. Maybe I can tune the exhaust a bit to give it more orchestral quality.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,140
Posted By plehrke
I find pulling the prop through all 4 compression...

I find pulling the prop through all 4 compression cycles (twice around) before getting in my RV really helps if I need to do cold starts with out preheat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By plehrke
Precisely why I have a Minimum Equipment List in...

Precisely why I have a Minimum Equipment List in my POH. Don’t know if it truly would stand up against FAA scrutiny but thought having one at least would give me something to check myself against on...
Forum: Primers 11-22-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By plehrke
As an engineer I love collecting data. As others...

As an engineer I love collecting data.
As others mentioned, paint takes time to reach full cure. I grew up only a mile from 3M headquarters and Research Labs in St Paul and remember paint samples...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 593
Posted By plehrke
Operating Limitations

Interesting question asked by my CFI during my Bi-annual Flight Review. He is not familiar with Experimental - Amateur Built aircraft so asked to see my airworthy paperwork. Of coarse I carry in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By plehrke
You need to get the size that matches the air box...

You need to get the size that matches the air box it is in. Measuring a in-service one will not get you the correct size you need. These filters shrink as discussed in great detail in this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,080
Posted By plehrke
Buy the engine when you have the money before you...

Buy the engine when you have the money before you spend it all on the panel. :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By plehrke
Need to know application. Application? major,...

Need to know application.
Application? major, safety critical structure or secondary structure? all in sheer or are there pull-off loads?
Environment? Moisture? temperature changes? fuel? vibration?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,723
Posted By plehrke
I have mine up pretty close to the flange to get...

I have mine up pretty close to the flange to get them all close to equal distant. My absolute EGTs are higher than most quote but as mentioned previously absolutes don’t mean anything. I have 1000...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,968
Posted By plehrke
Of coarse here in the experimental world we can...

Of coarse here in the experimental world we can “try” different stuff. But depending on the risk level you are willing to accept, anything that is a “safety critical function”, as we call it at my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,185
Posted By plehrke
That sure is not lifetime. If it was my RV would...

That sure is not lifetime. If it was my RV would be nearing end of life in hours (I hope not) and 3rd lifetime in years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,649
Posted By plehrke
303 is better for machining but not as corrosion...

303 is better for machining but not as corrosion resistant as 304.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,185
Posted By plehrke
Not only cost outrageous but lead time as well. I...

Not only cost outrageous but lead time as well. I ordered a couple of Champion CH48109 filters from Aircraft Spruce 45 days ago and they are still on back order. Good thing I have several still left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,649
Posted By plehrke
Good reason why I don’t buy any parts or...

Good reason why I don’t buy any parts or materials that go in my airplane from Amazon or any other non-aircraft internet seller. Amazon has especially become a huge source for stuff being sold that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,623
Posted By plehrke
I did both. Plywood boards and then lots of $1...

I did both. Plywood boards and then lots of $1 pillows from goodwill. I still have the pillows as they come in handy now for the condition inspection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,101
Posted By plehrke
Biannual flight review Saturday. Smooth air and...

Biannual flight review Saturday. Smooth air and nice colors Sunday.
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If you are waiting for a Chevy Colorado or GM Canyon truck I found where they are hiding them all. These are new parking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,142
Posted By plehrke
On ingress -Ask do you have to pee? ...

On ingress
-Ask do you have to pee?
-specifically show/demonstrate where to step and where to grab
Once in
-Safety Belt and shoulder harness buckle and unbuckle
-headset on and volume adjust,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By plehrke
+1 on that. Been using it for years. Has a zerk...

+1 on that. Been using it for years. Has a zerk fitting to refill right from grease gun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,475
Posted By plehrke
Same for me. I always keep stuff in the cart...

Same for me. I always keep stuff in the cart waiting to add more. I hate buying $20 worth of hardware and pay their enormous $15 shipping fee. I therefore add stuff for a month until it gets where...
Forum: Autopilots 10-27-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By plehrke
Increased “friction” in pitch servo

I have a TruTrak Gemini AP for about 4 years. I have not really used it much in the last year. The last few times flying, with AP off, it has felt like I have been out of pitch trim as the load on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,503
Posted By plehrke
Heat gun will move it some depending on curvature...

Heat gun will move it some depending on curvature and thickness. A great thing about fiberglass is that area that doesn’t fit right just cut it off and lay up some new plies to blend it to make fit...
Forum: RV-15 10-15-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,228
Posted By plehrke
Excellent quote. I am an airplane configurator in...

Excellent quote. I am an airplane configurator in my day job and that quote is so true. Nobody, even team members, rarely give input when the sheet of paper is blank but they come out of the woodwork...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,337
Posted By plehrke
Completed Condition Inspection and signed my RV...

Completed Condition Inspection and signed my RV off Friday so went for a Saturday morning flight. Mighty Mississippi River on the left.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 2,239
Posted By plehrke
Fixed pitch sensenich prop on IO360 70.15”

Fixed pitch sensenich prop on IO360
70.15”
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 71
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 16,326
Posted By plehrke
Over the Mississippi

16476

Somewhere near where the Mississippi and Illinois rivers meet north of STL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,916
Posted By plehrke
Nothing exciting. I am buttoning up my 6A...

Nothing exciting. I am buttoning up my 6A completing the Condition Inspection. Not as limber as when I built and did first condition inspection 15 years ago so stomach muscles sore from crouching...
Forum: Safety 09-26-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By plehrke
Simplify

As I have gotten older I have reduced the amount of info in the cockpit. I used to like and look at lots of data. Now I seem to just want the important stuff very simple and easy to find/read. Of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,012
Posted By plehrke
They are just numbers. Temp in Fahrenheit vs...

They are just numbers. Temp in Fahrenheit vs Celsius is pretty minor thing. Airspeed is not metric nor any attempt being made to go to Kilometers per hour. Knots is not metric or English units. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-22-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 30,303
Posted By plehrke
Very nice machine work but . . . A poor design...

Very nice machine work but . . . A poor design detail.

I don’t like the stiffener on the bracket ending before the lower attach flange. Stiffener not doing anything for you except tell you were to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By plehrke
You will need a couple dozen more than what you...

You will need a couple dozen more than what you got, no matter how many you got.

This means, when you run out of clecos you should start driving/pulling rivets.
Forum: Primers 09-17-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By plehrke
Red Primer on factory steel parts

I am doing my 15th condition inspection and I noticed what looked like a crack between two of the outbd elevator hinge fitting rivets on the fixed horizontal tail side. I took off the elevator to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By plehrke
-Various solvents for cleaning (I like acetone,...

-Various solvents for cleaning (I like acetone, mineral spirits, Hoppes no9 for fuel injectors, brakekleen, lacquer thinner
-Alternator belt
-Safety wire sizes 0.032 and 0.041
-Zip ties
-extra adel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,196
Posted By plehrke
Pretty sure you will never get the “the correct”...

Pretty sure you will never get the “the correct” tire pressure but you will get opinions
My opinion is 35-38 but I have an A so YMMV
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-04-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,432
Posted By plehrke
Why do people put 600 hp in a car? Novel, cool,...

Why do people put 600 hp in a car?

Novel, cool, exciting, different, satisfying, mid life crisis, accomplishment . . .
Forum: Interiors 09-04-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By plehrke
Wrap a piece of foam or other small spacer around...

Wrap a piece of foam or other small spacer around the tube or inside the mount.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By plehrke
I use AN bolt and nut. Takes a whole 3 minutes to...

I use AN bolt and nut. Takes a whole 3 minutes to install or remove.
Forum: Safety 08-29-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,950
Posted By plehrke
My guess is the flaps up not only allow an...

My guess is the flaps up not only allow an increase AoA but also less of a flip over moment as they would create an additional nose down moment when they start to drag in the water.



Additional...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By plehrke
Plenty of threads with options listed.

Plenty of threads with options listed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,687
Posted By plehrke
Did you save the bits you cut out so can you use...

Did you save the bits you cut out so can you use them to splice back in as the filter shrinks:rolleyes::confused::eek:. After all this thread is about the never ending shrinking air filter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,887
Posted By plehrke
It appears most people are responding to what...

It appears most people are responding to what they do when stopping at an “away” airport referring to carrying bags, and getting a lift. Do people tip the line people at their “home” airport? Best I...
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