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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-18-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By koda2
Sorry for the delay in reply. I followed...

Sorry for the delay in reply. I followed Uavionics instructions and wired the unit to the position light power. It really makes no difference practically as long as you have someway of getting the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-14-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By koda2
tail beacon

probably too many bytes in one frame.

The beacon programmed well sitting outside the hangar but have yet to determine what its range and effectiveness is. Company says it will work.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By koda2
tail beacon

The pictures came through on the preview post like they usually do but try this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By koda2
wing tail beacon

Lots of people are putting the tail beacon in the wing. On my 6A I had no rudder tail light, so I put it the wing too. Here's mine:

http://pages.suddenlink.net/wpahpff/TB/DSCN4173ism.JPG
...
Forum: COMM 04-10-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By koda2
Finn, Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried...

Finn,
Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried most of those already.
Hooked up a handheld to the ship's antenna system, and it receives loud and clear.

I have three headset jacks, per PSE's...
Forum: COMM 04-09-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By koda2
SL30: Unwanted frequencies

A while back my SL30 went tango uniform. Took weeks to get it repaired. Had a bad nav circuit board and a couple of other things.

The avionics shop said it was extremely remote that my...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By koda2
Vividia

You may have a bad scope, especially if the image is blurred in one area.
I talked with the company on my first one and sent it back. They fixed it or made good on it without balking.
Also there are...
Forum: COMM 02-07-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,773
Posted By koda2
Molex pin remover

The pin remover can be easily made from any old piece of steel and a file.

Get some large bobby pins at a Chinamart store somewhere and fashion your own pin extractor.

Here is all you need to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By koda2
Brass tubes

A good hardware store or some hobby stores sell brass or aluminum tubes that vary in sizes at 1/32" increments. Find one that slips into the nutplate and cut it to length so that the corresponding...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-25-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,471
Posted By koda2
Loctite 564

Talked with a Lycoming field rep a couple of weeks ago. Loctite 564 is still the recommended sealant for steel NPT fittings on Lycomings, like oil galley plugs and the steel governor fitting.

It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By koda2
Molex

There are more types of Molex connectors out there than Carter has pills.
Some are not made any more or are very hard to get such those on older avionics units.

The best way to ask this question is...
Forum: COMM 04-25-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By koda2
Found some directions

http://pages.suddenlink.net/wpahpff/trayconnect2.jpg
Forum: COMM 04-22-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By koda2
Autopsy

Well, I found an old dead soldier to do an autopsy on.
Doesn't look very professional but sorta answers the question.
I think I can do...
Forum: COMM 04-22-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By koda2
Tray connector hookup

What is the proper way to hook a tray connector up to RG400?
Couldn't find any thing in the old posts.
I get the outside parts but is the braid soldered? And how does the small cylinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By koda2
It would be easier to remove the prop and engine...

It would be easier to remove the prop and engine than the wings. Maybe even throw in the tail feathers and wingtips. That would certainly shorten the fore and aft dimensions. Then angle the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By koda2
Moving an A-model

Anyone successfully transport an A-model without removing the wings?

My 6A is still not completed but nearly so and the wings are on and "pardner, they're not comin off."

Anyway to transport a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-08-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,047
Posted By koda2
Don't forget shipping costs.

Don't forget shipping costs.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-08-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,322
Posted By koda2
Dave, The plans are a little confusing at first...

Dave,
The plans are a little confusing at first but if you stare at them long enough it becomes clear.

The material is removed on purpose to make a slot. The back half of the wheelpant slides on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-05-2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,314
Posted By koda2
Minimum cowl to exhaust clearance

I have a 6A polyester cowl and Vetterman's crossover exhaust with mufflers.
In doing the final assembly of the engine compartment I still have some areas where the exhaust system is very close to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,007
Posted By koda2
p touch

I used a Rustoleum textured paint. It also has a rough surface.
The labels from a P-touch 2430 machine seem to stick okay but I don't have any longevity results to know for sure.

If some of the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-05-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,701
Posted By koda2
blast tubes

made from section of tubing from Spruce
slit lengthwise and fabricate
may need some RTV at wear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,838
Posted By koda2
Borescopes

I had a similar experience reinstalling a prop governor a while back and had to rely on an altered web cam to visualize and remove the FOD.

I have had a couple of cheap borescopes and in my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-24-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,249
Posted By koda2
Silk thread

Silk thread is definitely different than cotton thread, and dacron and polyester and nylon, etc.
Pure silk thread has unique characteristics in handling, tensile strength, decomposition, etc.
Why...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,015
Posted By koda2
Rendering sausage

I finally took the time to read the amended PBOR2 bill which has passed the Senate. Like many Congressional bills, IMHO, this bill has deviated greatly from its intended effect. In fact, to me it...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-14-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 96,648
Posted By koda2
paint comments

Steve,
I stumbled on to this thread by accident. Otherwise I would have commented sooner.I have really enjoyed your comments and pictures on your process.

When I started my painting journey I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,910
Posted By koda2
Floor construction.

Most good foundation repair companies can analyze the entire floor with electronic levels to a tenth of an inch that will map out the floor and tell whether it is level, high or low in any area.

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,338
Posted By koda2
How far?

From where to where and how far?

A veteran A&P I know moved a Tomahawk on a flat bed semi trailer. I have forgotten the wingspan but it has a very low aspect wing.

He had it hoisted on top with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,883
Posted By koda2
Banister

Excellent work. Looks very sturdy. High enough to be out of the way of anything on the ground floor.
However, to me it also looks kinda scary.
Its only a matter of time before someone or something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,488
Posted By koda2
Plenum

Clive,
I have a 6A that needs a plenum and it is ready for install.
If we can figure out a way to get it here without breaking the bank, I'll take it.
Sent you a PM with contact info

Dave A.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,037
Posted By koda2
Results

Thanks for the replies.
I did some searching, including the archives to get some ideas.
Tony Bingelis suggested how to find the center of the door.
Put it where the dipstick cover will be as it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,416
Posted By koda2
FOD

Not sure if I showed this before, but just another reason to experiment with Vans design.

This is a view from the floor looking up at the carb inlet.
A friend was flying his RV on a cross country...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,037
Posted By koda2
Oil door 6A

Have to cut a hole in an old white cowl for the oil door.
Plans say just center it over the dipstick.
Any other words of wisdom before I just wag it?

Dave A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,538
Posted By koda2
Just gums up the sand paper.

In my limited experience using standard West 105/106 is too thick and leaves too thick of a covering layer and requires a lot of sanding which can produce an uneven surface.
Cutting it with acetone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 84,432
Posted By koda2
Get on the stick

For those of you concerned about the situation of third class medical reform, be advised.

The reason that there is no fire under the FAA to get anything done is that there is no fire under the FAA...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,195
Posted By koda2
Cost to weigh your plane?

So, if you don't want to spring (pun?) for a set of racing scales, or buy at least five bathroom scales, and your EAA chapter is unwilling to go co-op, what should one expect to pay to have an FBO...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,658
Posted By koda2
good rivet gun

I have used both the pull dimples and a rivet gun. The pulled dimples seem to be a little shallow with my set.

If you use the rivet gun, the technique already described with a female die attached...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 94,605
Posted By koda2
PDF

Walt,
Why not offer these lesson learned suggestions as a .pdf format? That way six months from now -A drivers won't have to get to the internet and track down an old thread on a forum to review...
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,263
Posted By koda2
Air-Oil

Installing the ASA separator in my 6A turned into quite an ordeal.

This is the only place it would fit. I had a substantial doubler behind the firewall, but can't find the picture.

I would put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,951
Posted By koda2
LOE 14 day 1

Dusk view of part of the north parking area with some of the horses bedded down for the night.

http://pages.suddenlink.net/wpahpff/loe1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,951
Posted By koda2
Stay alert

rwarre,



Although I am not the person to really know, my understanding is that LOE officially starts Friday afternoon with the gathering of...uh...eagles, followed by a beer and wine social that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,216
Posted By koda2
Clickbond

I have one in my hangar. It was a sample.
You can have it if you want it.

Dave A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,951
Posted By koda2
4/22 Sit rep

I haven't been able to do any flying for a while so I couldn't believe that 04-22 Runways were that bad and I snagged an impromptu ride in the back seat of a fellow EAAer's Super Cruiser to get a...
Forum: GPS 07-09-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By koda2
Engine compartment temps vs GPS

I am installing a standalone GPS receiver (right) as well as a GPS antenna "puck". It is rated to 185 degrees F but has electronics in it.

http://pages.suddenlink.net/wpahpff/gps.jpg

Options are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 84,432
Posted By koda2
Follow the money

First off, IMO, Milt's comments are on target.

Second, do your own research on CAMA. You can start by looking at their website. Look at the corporate support members listed there and what they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 84,432
Posted By koda2
Third class Medical Reform Update

I took some time out to research this issue. I have enough info for several pages of posts but here are the key points.

First, never refer to this issue as third class exemption. What we are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 22,665
Posted By koda2
Military helmets

I second the comments by AV8AZ on the wt./cervical spine issue. Military crews are also wearing NVGs ("nods") much more frequently which adds considerably to the pressure on the cervical spine and...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-25-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,836
Posted By koda2
Shadow your tools

Take the time to shadow your tool boxes.
Yes it takes time but it gives you an instant account of what is missing and its a start to preventing tool related incidents. It also provides better...
Forum: Reviews 02-20-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,460
Posted By koda2
ABF

Surprised to hear the negative comments about ABF because in west Texas they have a pretty decent record with RVers. They have a pretty good tracking system as well.

It seems each region of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,282
Posted By koda2
Hours?

David,
How many hours did you get on the 1.5" system? Did yours have the mufflers installed?
What I was really wondering was, if any one had accumulated lots of hours on the system.

Although I am...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,989
Posted By koda2
Sky Ranch

Mike,
If you need a little more reassurance, get your hands on a copy of the Sky Ranch Engineering Manual. Not expensive.

There is more info there on aircraft engines from the master than you will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,282
Posted By koda2
Vetterman small exhaust system

Anyone flying an O-360 with the newer Vettermans 1 1/2" tubing. Performance or other issues?

Dave A.
6 build
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,980
Posted By koda2
Changing data plate

It depends on who you are and what you are doing to the engine.

S.I. 1304J and FAR 45.13

""Field facilities may not change data contained on an engine data plate, but may add a suffix, usually C...
Forum: Tools 12-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,805
Posted By koda2
Shame on me

I bought a Drill Doctor twice. You know the old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you, etc."

The first one was the old vertical Green model 750. Top of the line. Worked for about 50 to 100 bits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By koda2
email bounce

James,
I tried several times to send you some notes and a bunch of pictures but your email bounces. Let me know how I can get the stuff to you. I don't think the forum messaging allows...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By koda2
5A

James,
check your email.
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,697
Posted By koda2
Price update

Went to finally order a tow bar today.
Bogi Bars have gone from $85 when I first looked at them to $108 without the extensions.

Priced me out of one. Went with Wag Aero. I will make a Dan...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-28-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By koda2
fuel injection

be careful if you decide on a different engine, such as one with a horizontal sump.
Vans made at least two different 6A mounts and the older ones won't accept some engines.

DA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,243
Posted By koda2
Texaco Molytex? EP 0 lube

I am having a hard time sourcing this.
Anybody know?

Dave A.
6A build
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-16-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,850
Posted By koda2
Another opinion

Chris,
I faced a bunch of issues like this on my second-hand kit. Very frustrating.

First thing to do with a bad rivet situation is let it be for a while so you can approach it with a better...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-26-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,193
Posted By koda2
6 series wiring

The 6 and 6A fuselages are notorious for not having enough passages to route wiring to areas aft of the spar.

Do yourself a big favor and make a wiring channel on each side of the upper fuselage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,852
Posted By koda2
School

I learned about this experience from an A&P instructor. He had nothing but good comments.
I am scheduled in January for the first course.
Tuition is now $725 and $700 and they are booked till...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,076
Posted By koda2
Harness list

The manual you need to download from Slick is L1318H. It lists the harnesses from Slick and which engine they go to.

IIRC, the M4001 and the M4004 are two of the most common harnesses for...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-03-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,123
Posted By koda2
Evolution??

Anyone using (used) PPG Evolution paint? How does it rate as far as ease of application, durability, cost, etc.

Thanks,

Dave A.
6A build
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,452
Posted By koda2
Drilling out steel eyeball grommets

Yes you can drill out the grommets. But it is a PITA.

http://pages.suddenlink.net/tismuoi9/eyeball1.jpg


But there is also a limit to the size because of the way the back of the eyeball portion is...
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