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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 118
Posted By DeeCee 57
Well, my understanding is that you are buying an...

Well, my understanding is that you are buying an adjustable circle cutter... with this tool you will be able to cut the cover plate and the ring, then readjust the tool for the access hole and the...
Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By DeeCee 57
Steve, I was in almost the same situation 3 years...

Steve, I was in almost the same situation 3 years ago.

Bought my 15 year old ship with just north of 200h, and it hadn't flown for the last 2 years (Owner lost his medical, and was still hoping to...
Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 118
Posted By DeeCee 57
there u are John, suit yourself ;)

there u are John, suit yourself ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 118
Posted By DeeCee 57
6 3/4 is the outside dia of the T-708 access...

6 3/4 is the outside dia of the T-708 access plate and reinforcement ring
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By DeeCee 57
good, albeit dated, find jrs14855 The driving...

good, albeit dated, find jrs14855
The driving sentence of that article: Thus comes the missing hint for engine longevity. Crank up the oil pressure to the maximum you can, subject to the red line...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Today, 02:34 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 571,288
Posted By DeeCee 57
Nice shot Randall! Iíd name it ďPeacefulĒ...

Nice shot Randall! Iíd name it ďPeacefulĒ :)

PS
Nice paint scheme :cool:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By DeeCee 57
Point 3 is a bit vague... For what itís worth, my...

Point 3 is a bit vague...
For what itís worth, my ship, carbed O-360, sports a 15 year old engine pump... delivering 2-3psi. This is augmented, for the critical phases of flight, by the elec Facet,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By DeeCee 57
same as Gary here... the PFD of my dual G5...

same as Gary here... the PFD of my dual G5 install feeds alt to the GNX375. Works perfect :)
Forum: Tools Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By DeeCee 57
well, shouldn’t happen on good quality tooling......

well, shouldn’t happen on good quality tooling... had one those ATS cheapies bought in 1986 (...), and the Chinese balls were kinda soft (...), the resulting oblong countersinks leading to VS #3...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By DeeCee 57
from this post...

from this post https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=846673&postcount=25
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1, Iím with Larry on this one. And almost the...

+1, Iím with Larry on this one.

And almost the same data, though mine is a O-360. Loitering thru the Alps and across EU at my usual 19/20 (or 20/20 if Iím in a hurry) = about 43% power, lo EGTs and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,729
Posted By DeeCee 57
me likes that bird :D Well done, hopefully a good...

me likes that bird :D
Well done, hopefully a good buy that you will enjoy for many years, good luck 👍🏻
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-10-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By DeeCee 57
enjoy that treat and happy birthday young man :D

enjoy that treat and happy birthday young man :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By DeeCee 57
Did write to Mission Bags to enquire since no...

Did write to Mission Bags to enquire since no availability shown on their website, here the answer:
We currently are sold out of the RV Flight bags. We do have an order into our manufacturer but they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By DeeCee 57
Ron, please re-read Ironflight/PaulĎs excellent...

Ron, please re-read Ironflight/PaulĎs excellent post above.
Very true.

Iíve just returned from flying the -8, and I could swear it is trying to groundloop, on every roll-out, feeling much less...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-08-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yep, did the same as Brian, bonded the fairing...

Yep, did the same as Brian, bonded the fairing washers in. Better looks and durable if properly done.
In your case RV10Pilot, it looks like the cloth wasnít properly saturated with resin in the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By DeeCee 57
bought one of those kits, long time gone, for the...

bought one of those kits, long time gone, for the -4. All included, with wiring & connectors, remember shelling out $900 for those...
Sold the -4, including the lenses ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By DeeCee 57
I’ve had a partly clogged oil cooler, but that...

I’ve had a partly clogged oil cooler, but that was a very old one, around 30 years of age... similar symptoms, the vernatherm also tested ok. Maybe?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By DeeCee 57
Love that, probably fire breathing as well ;)

Love that, probably fire breathing as well ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By DeeCee 57
happy to learn all is good now mtnflyr. Yep,...

happy to learn all is good now mtnflyr.



Yep, Bill is using the same technique I did on a few occasions, works pretty good. Performed the SB on my O-360 last year, took about 3 hours to measure, or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By DeeCee 57
or buy yourself one of the Xnaut mount, works on...

or buy yourself one of the Xnaut mount, works on the RAM, and mine’s been running for 500+ hours. ACS has them alright https://www.aircraftspruce.com/search/search.php?s=x-naut
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By DeeCee 57
Iím pretty sure the new weight reflects reality...

Iím pretty sure the new weight reflects reality much closer than the old one. Most aircraft, as humans, do pick-up weight with age. And it is one reason that in EASA land, which we know youíre not, a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By DeeCee 57
mtnflyr, with all due respect, it looks like you...

mtnflyr, with all due respect, it looks like you know what you're doing and talking about ;)

On my side I have some dozen of years of experience in aviation and engines, but maybe one of the more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By DeeCee 57
:D Apologies for the thread drift: VA-880...

:D

Apologies for the thread drift:
VA-880 borescope Mickey... tested yesterday to inspect some tank installation on a T-51 Mustang project. Very happy, yet to test on an engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By DeeCee 57
Looking at it now, Iíd also try the lapping. The...

Looking at it now, Iíd also try the lapping.
The wobble test would be an indicator of the guideís condition, values published in SB388C, probably 0.30 for your engine. The SB also states If valve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,742
Posted By DeeCee 57
I think that these guys (I’m one as well), have,...

I think that these guys (I’m one as well), have, if used, a lot to say on quality control.
The US system is quite liberal, as others countries might be, in that a builder or an assembler as she/he...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,685
Posted By DeeCee 57
Ok, my 2ct... This could basically mean 2...

Ok, my 2ct...

This could basically mean 2 things: either a stuck valve, or a leak around the seat... which doesnít automatically result in a non firing cylinder.
Looking at vids & pics, the valve...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,120
Posted By DeeCee 57
Nope, no residue on mine neither. Also I was able...

Nope, no residue on mine neither.
Also I was able to do a couple of corrections to the lettering on my panel, following a couple of minor mods, with the original leftovers I had. Those were almost 2...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,582
Posted By DeeCee 57
- Taildragger is good - Turbo is no good (almost...

- Taildragger is good
- Turbo is no good (almost no turbo RVs around), difficult to realize
- That paint scheme would be cool
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,993
Posted By DeeCee 57
Brilliant 👍🏻

Brilliant 👍🏻
Forum: RV-4 05-31-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By DeeCee 57
Aluminum skins were provided with the kit. They...

Aluminum skins were provided with the kit. They were kinda preformed, shrunk in the rear skirts, same valid for the forward part. When those were fitted, which took about 3 weeks of part-time work, a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-30-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for testing that out for us Snowflake ;)

thanks for testing that out for us Snowflake ;)
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-30-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,680
Posted By DeeCee 57
Good thinking on that panel Paul. Thing is glass...

Good thinking on that panel Paul.
Thing is glass has, unless one wants to fill all available square mm of the panel, become very affordable.
I modified my own ship from round strictly VFR gages to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-29-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By DeeCee 57
U’re right another Dan (;)), who knows... been...

U’re right another Dan (;)), who knows... been waiting for > 6 months for a slime fighter from ACS... and gottit like 6 weeks ago (works perfect by the way :)).
Bison or not, will order a couple of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-29-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,099
Posted By DeeCee 57
Bisons still available thru ACS...

Bisons still available thru ACS https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/bisonBags.php
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By DeeCee 57
I guess it's costing you some... as any air...

I guess it's costing you some... as any air filtering contraption will...

Assuming I'd build again, I would go for the same idea used 30+ odd years ago: ŗ la Mooney (like the old 201's had). A...
Forum: Interiors 05-27-2021, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By DeeCee 57
been using garden knee pads, firm foam, cheap and...

been using garden knee pads, firm foam, cheap and works pretty good wether under or/and behind oneself...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,661
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for the feedback from Vans Ray :) Always...

thanks for the feedback from Vans Ray :)

Always something to learn... the problem is being at an age where you forget more things in one day than you learn, go figure :o
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 05-25-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By DeeCee 57
160 to 2... if required :D PS doable with the 3...

160 to 2... if required :D

PS
doable with the 3 bl CSP...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By DeeCee 57
Riveted the whole -4 solo, save for 10 rivets in...

Riveted the whole -4 solo, save for 10 rivets in the rear fuse... wings riveted in the jigs, sometimes using unorthodox methods ;)
Picture dated 1989...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By DeeCee 57
:cool: Gary. We'll be following your ride, good...

:cool: Gary. We'll be following your ride, good luck!

Nice, ďsimpleĒ yet modern and elegant paint scheme Smokey.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-19-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By DeeCee 57
well, the mere presence of the A&P will be...

well, the mere presence of the A&P will be conditional ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,668
Posted By DeeCee 57
DanH What do I see? Little difference in an...

DanH


What do I see? Little difference in an inconclusive test... dipping those sample in oil and hangin'em loose in the breeze, and probably rain and flying dirt, for such a long period, the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2021, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,553
Posted By DeeCee 57
Guess the primary question is: Do you wanna build...

Guess the primary question is: Do you wanna build (well, itís called like this nowadays, iso assemble), or fly?
Plenty of good advice in the posts above... first have a go and pay the old girl a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-17-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 571,288
Posted By DeeCee 57
No wonder since itís just on the other side of...

No wonder since itís just on the other side of the bay ;)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-17-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 571,288
Posted By DeeCee 57
on a Scottish...

on a Scottish beach...

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/sollas-960.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-17-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,680
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 on that Paul! Iím learning about my -6 by...

+1 on that Paul!

Iím learning about my -6 by watching you build yours ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By DeeCee 57
Kay, I think your plan, as outlined above, is the...

Kay, I think your plan, as outlined above, is the correct one. On the other hand, a sale as is would for sure be possible in the US, using eBay or Barstormers as platform. Better check on the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 359,398
Posted By DeeCee 57
Count the rivets ;) One nice day of July 2020...

Count the rivets ;)

One nice day of July 2020 saw a bunch of Swiss RVs take part in a photoshoot mission... in turn we rejoined with the chartered Pilatus PC-6 Porter, from which 3 photographers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,846
Posted By DeeCee 57
and this is the beauty of this table: feel free...

and this is the beauty of this table: feel free to download the spreadsheet, then alter at will, swap columns or rows, delete whatever, use pink for all models, be my guest ;)
I'm no pro designer......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,846
Posted By DeeCee 57
validate I did... not enough obviously :o So, the...

validate I did... not enough obviously :o
So, the -14 leisure speeds @ 55% now corrected, thanks RV7A Flyer
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,846
Posted By DeeCee 57
ok guys, the table has been updated. Vans...

ok guys, the table has been updated. Vans aircraft filled some of the blanks I had, and I did some interpolation on some of the data.
Also added the MPG fields (thanks for the idea PaulvS), the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,461
Posted By DeeCee 57
Yes, I did :) on a 320, one thing though... said...

Yes, I did :) on a 320, one thing though... said engine had not been laying around for a 6th of a century. Engine was stored inverted, filled with oil, silica gel plugs and exhaust/intake plugs...
Forum: Reviews 05-12-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By DeeCee 57
Hope Allan is listening, I could soon do with a...

Hope Allan is listening, I could soon do with a zero/zero ejection seat just to get me out of my bird :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By DeeCee 57
yep, more popcorn 🍿 anyone?

yep, more popcorn 🍿 anyone?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-12-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,685
Posted By DeeCee 57
congrats on the build, congrats on all these...

congrats on the build, congrats on all these accident free hours and aerial adventures!


where do you take the time to fly as much as you do then :confused:

Oh well, you gotta have some eastern...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,780
Posted By DeeCee 57
are you pulling our leg Mickey :confused: I’m...

are you pulling our leg Mickey :confused:

I’m privileged to know the OP personally, and can assure that A/, he ain’t, and B/, he is one of the nicest guy on the planet.
He is probably bored some,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,686
Posted By DeeCee 57
This is nasty :D

This is nasty :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 76,125
Posted By DeeCee 57
now, having flown a couple of hours on my...

now, having flown a couple of hours on my friend's Tony -8...

I'm lucky enough to have flown the -4, the -6 (which I own, -8 tail on), the -7, and now the -8. I now have >2K tailwheel flying, and a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 76,125
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 on that!

+1 on that!
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,756
Posted By DeeCee 57
the statement is, not the OP...

the statement is, not the OP...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,756
Posted By DeeCee 57
what a British understatement... RIP RayJen :(

what a British understatement...

RIP RayJen :(
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By DeeCee 57
quite a few people have done this trip, tough not...

quite a few people have done this trip, tough not sure in a specific -7. You might also check the following site: https://www.earthrounders.com/singles.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,179
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks Sam, difficult to tell with ageing...

thanks Sam, difficult to tell with ageing eyes...
Good work and happy for you that she's all fit again :cool:
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