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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,161
Posted By Martyrv6a
I believe the FAA Recognizes various models like...

I believe the FAA Recognizes various models like RV6, RV8 etc in their nomenclature. My home field has a lot of Army traffic so I start the contact with “Experimental “ because RV May sound like...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-27-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By Martyrv6a
I split several during my build but cut them at a...

I split several during my build but cut them at a diagonal to the hole versus 90*.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By Martyrv6a
Also think about you mission. The 7’s have...

Also think about you mission. The 7’s have larger fuel tanks, by 4 gals.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By Martyrv6a
The EAA workshop tips videos cover this I believe.

The EAA workshop tips videos cover this I believe.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-05-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By Martyrv6a
I have run my panel by connecting a battery...

I have run my panel by connecting a battery charger to the ship battery and turned the master on. Then reduced loads as much as possible by turning switches off and pulling breakers/fuses. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Martyrv6a
Talk To Garmin G3Xpert.

Talk To Garmin G3Xpert.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By Martyrv6a
I have a G3X touch and my #2 is a SL30. The G3X...

I have a G3X touch and my #2 is a SL30. The G3X will not tune the SL30 but it does accept the frequencies and displays them. VLOC works great. You may have to change your Configurations.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-14-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By Martyrv6a
I too mounted mine on the aft deck in my -6A but...

I too mounted mine on the aft deck in my -6A but it is underneath using spacers and longer screws to “hang” from the deck. It’s on C/L with connector forward. I was think it might be better...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Martyrv6a
Given that the -14 is all matched punched the...

Given that the -14 is all matched punched the fuselage might not be to bad a project. But a big one. Scott Reisen put up a great YouTube on tank building and takes the mystery out of building a tank.
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Martyrv6a
Having built a SB RV6A my preference would be a...

Having built a SB RV6A my preference would be a QB fuselage and SB wings. For sure I would not want to SB another fuselage that isn’t PPed.. I’m wondering why your planning the opposite, is it the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By Martyrv6a
Maybe try Stark Avionics near ATL

Maybe try Stark Avionics near ATL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,387
Posted By Martyrv6a
In an old RVATOR Vans himself pontificated he...

In an old RVATOR Vans himself pontificated he could land and take off shorter in the A model. YMMV.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-25-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Egt
Views: 693
Posted By Martyrv6a
My EGT will get that high in the summertime on my...

My EGT will get that high in the summertime on my RV6with 180 horse but the bigger question is what your CHT doing? EGT is a function of where the probe is relative to the valves and will vary a lot...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Martyrv6a
If I lived closer maybe we could be partners!

If I lived closer maybe we could be partners!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,888
Posted By Martyrv6a
Marvelous, Simply Marvelous! Merry Christmas! ...

Marvelous, Simply Marvelous!

Merry Christmas! Keep pounding those rivets.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,959
Posted By Martyrv6a
Mahlon, have you ever seen a failure of a...

Mahlon, have you ever seen a failure of a steel/aluminum combo?
Forum: ADS-B 12-07-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 23,277
Posted By Martyrv6a
Best to check with Garmin on The touch display....

Best to check with Garmin on The touch display. I seem to recall adding SX weather was an additional $500 to the GDU cost and the model number was GDU 465.
Forum: RV-3 12-02-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Martyrv6a
If all else fails I’ve a RV6 valve 1999 vintage,...

If all else fails I’ve a RV6 valve 1999 vintage, new, you can have for shipping cost. PM me if desired. Pictures on request. Marty
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By Martyrv6a
I built my -6A rudder some 20 years ago using the...

I built my -6A rudder some 20 years ago using the .020” skins. I recall gluing the stiffeners their total length using 3M Scotch-Weld 2216 B/A gray epoxy adhesive. Learned this from the Matronics RV...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,562
Posted By Martyrv6a
I’ve not tried this but I recall someone...

I’ve not tried this but I recall someone recommending a throw away sponge paintbrush and cutting off the handle then glued the sponge to the floor with a X-cut in the sponge for the pushrod.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By Martyrv6a
What is a tank blister? Are you saying the tank...

What is a tank blister? Are you saying the tank might leak.?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By Martyrv6a
Years ago when I started building my -6A, 1998, I...

Years ago when I started building my -6A, 1998, I used the Matronics Rv-List and I seem to recall there being a posting by somebody using a dental kiln to anneal rivets to make them easier to squeeze...
Forum: Southeast 10-31-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,624
Posted By Martyrv6a
Roger, Nashville was hit with a tornado last...

Roger, Nashville was hit with a tornado last March, which wiped out many planes and hangers at JW Tune airport on the west side. Since then it’s been impossible to find hanger space in the area....
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,390
Posted By Martyrv6a
Talk about a fat boy, my RV-6A empty weight was...

Talk about a fat boy, my RV-6A empty weight was 1134 pounds! I followed the plans meticulously and did remove all the lightning holes in the ribs. I have a painted interior, and DJ seats from...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-24-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,657
Posted By Martyrv6a
Vansaircraft or Spruce have the pads.

Vansaircraft or Spruce have the pads.
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By Martyrv6a
I had a similar issue a couple years ago upon...

I had a similar issue a couple years ago upon installing my system. It seems you need a RS232 serial line to your IFR GPS navigator. This was not on any of the wiring diagrams. It needs a waas gps...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-06-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By Martyrv6a
I did this on my RV6. I think the aluminum shelf...

I did this on my RV6. I think the aluminum shelf was made from 0.025 but it could’ve been a .032 material. The hinge was a half-inch wide, probably 1/16 inch pin. I did not use camlock’s but I used...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-03-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Martyrv6a
You bet I’d like and appreciate any ticks or...

You bet I’d like and appreciate any ticks or “gotchas”. I see Van’s sells a wing kit for the RV4!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Martyrv6a
Sounds like that might work, but the wing skin...

Sounds like that might work, but the wing skin has a small “outie” and 4 small dents including a break in the paint. If there is no break in the AL perhaps the dent doctor is a choice. I’m just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Martyrv6a
Thanks Ed. I’m going to decide this weekend...

Thanks Ed. I’m going to decide this weekend weather to repair or rebuild. The dents are small and no evidence of any skin issues other than cosmetic. One issue may be the match up of the fuselage...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By Martyrv6a
Building RV6 wing tank on flying plane

I am considering building a new wing tank for my RV6A that was involved with the bird strike. While the dents appear minor, prudence dictates that I consider rebuilding the tank. I am the original...
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Martyrv6a
I believe you will need to redo the online...

I believe you will need to redo the online portion in 2 years.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,868
Posted By Martyrv6a
7A Whistle

I had a piece of chafe tape that became delaminated which was under my canopy skirt up against the fuselage. When it came loose it really whistled! Marty
Forum: Safety 09-17-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,134
Posted By Martyrv6a
Dent in my wing

I did send a message to Van’s with pictures and hope to hear back, maybe from Scott Mc Daniels, hint hint! Marty
Forum: Safety 09-17-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,134
Posted By Martyrv6a
Here's a link too my picture...

Here's a link too my picture https://www.screencast.com/t/SNrDkSmqAtg
Forum: Safety 09-17-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,134
Posted By Martyrv6a
Dent in my wing

I had a bird strike 1.5 weeks ago in my RV-6A. Dented the LE of the right wing tank in second bay out from the fuselage. The bird hit and rolled back so I've a couple of dents on top of the wing...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-12-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,128
Posted By Martyrv6a
One thing to keep in mind when doing your IFR...

One thing to keep in mind when doing your IFR flight planning is to pick an alternate when conditions are less than 2000 and 3 miles For alternate purposes a RNA LPV approach using the GPS is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,435
Posted By Martyrv6a
I scavenged some carpet that was being replaced...

I scavenged some carpet that was being replaced in a office building and just doubled layered in my work area. Drop tools and parts don’t break or fly off the concrete to dark corners.
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,432
Posted By Martyrv6a
I copied a gust lock from a DA40 diamond aircraft...

I copied a gust lock from a DA40 diamond aircraft that I used to rent. Made it out of PVC pipe. Locks the peddles to the stick and with straps holds ailerons from flopping. If interested I’ll get...
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,782
Posted By Martyrv6a
I have a fuel injected 0-360 on my RV-6A. When...

I have a fuel injected 0-360 on my RV-6A. When building it I put in two Pegasus Automotive in line fuel filters on an inch wing root. I think they were 25 micron. The problem is when you service...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-19-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,183
Posted By Martyrv6a
If you are using “spring back dies”, over...

If you are using “spring back dies”, over striking is not desirable as the dies slightly over bend the AL as it will relax back. Easily tested with a rivet to see if the head sits proud. Marty
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,789
Posted By Martyrv6a
I used a small wire wheel with my Drexel Tool to...

I used a small wire wheel with my Drexel Tool to remove some excess pro seal.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-14-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By Martyrv6a
I used a modified boat trailer and loaded my...

I used a modified boat trailer and loaded my fuselage tail first . The wings were padded and stored horizontally in the back of my van, same for the horizontal stabilizer. As always your mileage may...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,916
Posted By Martyrv6a
I used Aircraft Magneto Services to overhaul my...

I used Aircraft Magneto Services to overhaul my impulse mag a year ago. Highly recommend them! Couldn’t be happier.
Forum: COMM 07-31-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,388
Posted By Martyrv6a
GTN650 sidetone

Periodically I have issues with static on my transmissions which are related to my new David Clark headsets. It seems the microphone can twist 90° In direction and picks up a lot more background...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-16-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By Martyrv6a
ElectroAir Run-up Failure

Thanks Jail Bird, for sharing your troubles. I’ve been flying 10 years and about 700 hours on my EI system. Hope it continues to solder on for awhile.
Marty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Martyrv6a
Wanted to Buy - Mag harness

Thanks Bob, I'll give them a call.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Martyrv6a
Wanted to Buy - Mag harness

Trent,
The Bendix has a plate the wires attach to, so looking at the P-mag web site this doesn't seem to be the case. Thanks for your offer.
Marty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Martyrv6a
Wanted to Buy - Mag harness

Bob, what vendors do you have in mind that I should try? I don't mind the lead time. Aero Instock and Spruce only want to sell me pairs of harnesses. I'm using an electric ignition on the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By Martyrv6a
Wanted to Buy - Mag Harness

Where can I buy one harness for just my left Bendix Mag? So far I've only found them available in pairs that is, for both the left and right sides. Marty
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By Martyrv6a
Thanks Steve for this news. I've installed this...

Thanks Steve for this news. I've installed this transponder in my RV-6A, including the computer update lead. Is it possible for me to do this update?
Marty
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By Martyrv6a
I have a GTX35R and G3x. One issue I...

I have a GTX35R and G3x. One issue I "discovered" is that I needed to configure the transponder to have TIS-A turned off, or it would not provide the ADS-B out! TIS-A is something different from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,650
Posted By Martyrv6a
FYI, there is a special tank dimple die, I think...

FYI, there is a special tank dimple die, I think I got it from Cleveland Tools, that provides a bit larger dimple allowing for proseal! Helps keep the rivet heads flush with the skins.
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,198
Posted By Martyrv6a
Mistake drilling Flap Tube Horns

I suspect the HEM bearing adjustment will solve the issue, might want to call Vans. I suspect one could also weld shut the holes and redrill.
Marty
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By Martyrv6a
Replacing Bendix MAG Leads

I have a mag lead who's shield is starting to break at the plug end. Has anyone found a way to replace one lead on a Bendix Mag where the lead is somehow attached to the 'cap'? Maybe using one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By Martyrv6a
Does the remote version have a battery? The...

Does the remote version have a battery? The portable offers support if the ship's power should have to be shut down. Not sure about the remote version.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,121
Posted By Martyrv6a
Voltage reading thresholds

I have a PC680, actually my third one. The second one developed "blisters" in the side and eventually shorted a cell. This was due to forgetting to turn on my alternator and after 30 min of flying...
Forum: GPS 02-19-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,684
Posted By Martyrv6a
Changes with XM downloads

The following is from Garmin's Web site. I don't know when this was posted, but a friend on mine picked up on a problem this week from another "list service" he belongs too so I thought I'd pass...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-01-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,402
Posted By Martyrv6a
Central Tennessee Formation Flying Clinic

A Formation Flight Clinic is being scheduled at the Smyrna, TN airport (KMQY) on the weekend of 11-13 March 2-11 (no rain date).
Interested pilots should join the Central Tennessee Formation Clinic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,515
Posted By Martyrv6a
Question Air Graphics

Looking around on this site and others, I've found the name for a couple of graphics shops that will supply graphics for our planes, they are Freedom Sign in NV and Air Graphics LLC in WS. Anyone...
Forum: Steam Gauges 07-20-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By Martyrv6a
Gyro Repair Cost

It appears, for my electic gyros, the cost can range from $595 to $995 for an overhaul and then if there are parts that are not stardard in the OH package, it would be more. Marty
Forum: Steam Gauges 07-09-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By Martyrv6a
Repair and overhaul

Does anyone have experience, good or bad with Century Instruments?
So far they seem to have the best price to me, but I'm wondering if they have the best value.

Marty
Forum: Steam Gauges 07-06-2008, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By Martyrv6a
Repair of Gyros

I have two Gyros, both electric, a RC ALLEN DG and a BF Goodrich AI that need replacement bearings. Does anyone know of a good source for doing the repairs that won't charge for a complete yellow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,909
Posted By Martyrv6a
Red face Group buy on 396/496

What became of this effort, was a group purchase made or is one still contemplated that I'm able to participate in?
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