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Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 06:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,748
Posted By riobison
wood to the metal

I'm wondering if anyone has gone from the wood to the metal and if there was any improvement?

Thanks
Tim
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By riobison
Balancer

I agree that Marcs balancer is the way to go.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-18-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By riobison
Wheel balancer

I bought one from Amazon that looks like HF. As my shaft wasn't straight and had to be replaced. And, the bearings felt like they had sand in them and were replaced. One cone was offset and had a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By riobison
I bought one from Amazon that looks like HF. As...

I bought one from Amazon that looks like HF. As well my shaft wasn't straight and had to be replaced. And, the bearings felt like they had sand in them and were replaced. One cone was offset and had...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By riobison
Thanks

Thanks Bob, that's a good start

Tim
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By riobison
other electrical courses?

Any idea if there will be any other avionics or electrical courses later this year?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: ADS-B 03-11-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,230
Posted By riobison
Yes, I couldn't agree more

Yes, I couldn't agree more
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By riobison
CT 50 Flight Data Systems

I have a CT 50 Flight Data Systems in my Vans RV 4 and for the last couple of years it has worked fine.

Now, it appears that the gauge is showing it to be 7 degs warmer than it really is. Iíve...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By riobison
Good question

Good question
Forum: RV-4 02-12-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By riobison
Dont tighten

Don't try tightening them. I did that knowing the risk and mine leaked worse after and I had to take them apart to reseal.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,990
Posted By riobison
I couldn't agree more.

I couldn't agree more.
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,197
Posted By riobison
I agree as well. Even for the cracks in the tail...

I agree as well. Even for the cracks in the tail I stopped drilled them and injected silicone 300 hrs ago and no more cracks. I have an O360 in my RV4 and they seem to appear to be a little more...
Forum: RV-4 02-07-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,197
Posted By riobison
I agree, exactly

I agree, exactly
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By riobison
Thanks

Thanks Keith
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By riobison
dropping the wood and going with the metal

Yes, its time consuming and expensive. It will be interesting to hear if anyone else has had more luck with dropping the wood and going with the metal.
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By riobison
Wood or aluminum bar for shimmey

Ok, that sounds like it is an option then. Mine is worse on the right side then on the left side.

Might be worth trying before I throw the towel in and go back to the smaller tires.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2022, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By riobison
Barnstormers

No, I missed that one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By riobison
Thanks for the help

Thanks Gary,

Doesn't seem to be a lot of interest around here to help out and make a few extra $ at the same time.

Thanks again
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By riobison
Is there any value or benefit in removing the...

Is there any value or benefit in removing the composite wrap and replacing it with the metal bar?

I'm thinking our gaps are larger than what Bob had referred to in his testing?

TK
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By riobison
I'm thinking that's probably going to happen with...

I'm thinking that's probably going to happen with me and going back to the 500-5s. Any loss of speed with the big gap?

I've read there has been some success with attaching a bar or aluminum strip...
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By riobison
Lots of better hydraulic jacks, winches etc don't leak down.

Not sure what happened with your friend and the 310.

Lots of better hydraulic jacks, winches etc don't leak down.

Mine were from P. Auto and I got what I paid for. From the start I knew that there...
Forum: RV-4 01-28-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By riobison
Hello Jr Were you able to try a Wood Stiffener...

Hello Jr

Were you able to try a Wood Stiffener on the gear 1st?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: RV-4 01-28-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By riobison
Balancer

Yup, bought a balancer off amazon and then rebuilt the balancer so it doubled my investment but at least now it can actually balance properly.

I have the wood stiffeners in place and wrapped in...
Forum: RV-4 01-28-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,422
Posted By riobison
Shimmy with the pressure recovery WP

The speed increase was worth but, now with these wheel pants and the 380 tires I have a shimmy when landing that is impossible to live with.

I've tried air pressure from 20 psi to 50 psi. Its...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By riobison
Help needed on pre-purchase Kelowna BC

Hello

Anyone qualified around Kelowna BC that could give me a hand on a pre purchase inspection on a partially built kit?

Id cover cost etc.

Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,851
Posted By riobison
Im just heading out to the hanger again. I didn't...

Im just heading out to the hanger again. I didn't see one between the alt and the shunt. Its time to start cutting tie wraps and seeing what I'm missing.

Thanks
Tim
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,851
Posted By riobison
Mooney

I didn't build the plane so I don't know. It was by a respectable builder but again it would be an easy mistake for anyone to make.

Until I have actually held a new one in my hand it might it might...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,851
Posted By riobison
Back up block

No, 9 months ago and 40 hours. I do all of the work and have never come close to touching it or even leaving anything under the panel.

I agree when doing the install that a guy might be tempted to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,851
Posted By riobison
0 to 300 ohms

Iíve checked continuity thinking if there was a short between the wire and it was grounding on the plane I would find it. With an open circuit there was no buzz on any of the wires so that made me...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,851
Posted By riobison
I wouldn't have thought of that but certainly...

I wouldn't have thought of that but certainly will back up the blocks when tightening in the cables.

From what I'm seeing when doing my searches, this not a normal failure?

Thanks
Tim
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,851
Posted By riobison
Alternator side

Alternator side. I can turn the master on and activate the solenoid with 12.9 volts still there. So power from the battery to the one side of the shunt is ok.

All of the cables are tight and no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,851
Posted By riobison
Melted 60 Amp Shunt on RV 4

19305

Would anyone have any idea on what would cause a 60 amp shunt to fail? Melted or fractured and then melted.

8 years ago I replaced the Amp meter for a Volt meter due to preference and in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,166
Posted By riobison
Noco Battery Desulfator

I was only getting 3 or 4 yrs on my Odyssey 680.

I ended up removing the clock that had a small parasitic draw that over a few months of winter up here when I can't fly appeared to be having a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By riobison
Talking In my RV4 I have an 0-360 with a FP prop. When I...

In my RV4 I have an 0-360 with a FP prop. When I 1st bought the plane almost 10 yrs ago it had a horrible, bog or sputter when coming off idle to full power like on an over shoot. Not really what you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By riobison
wood or aluminum stiffener's?

I see on here that a couple of the guys have gone with a flat aluminum bar attached with adel clamps with some success. Not entirely sure if there is any advantage to it over the wooden stiffeners or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By riobison
Shimmy

I put the pressure recovery pants onto my RV 4 and gained 7 mph at altitude or 208 mph.

But also gained a shimmy on landing and sometimes on take off. Played with tire pressure from 20 psi to 49...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By riobison
I bought a similar wheel balancer from Amazon.

I bought a similar wheel balancer from Amazon. Identical to HF. The bearings felt like there was grit in them and had to be replaced. The shaft was not straight and was replaced. The one Cone was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,846
Posted By riobison
Total seal but leaking on the corners by the rollers

U seal from Diamond Doors.

I just installed a 50 foot piece on the bottom of my door. They have a couple of options depending on your gap so that it fits good. This is similar to what's on the...
Forum: Canada 10-29-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,389
Posted By riobison
50 miles

my mistake, 25 miles

(3) Subsection 605.38(3) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

(3) An aircraft may be operated without an ELT on board if the aircraft

(a) is a glider, balloon,...
Forum: Canada 10-27-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,389
Posted By riobison
ELT testing

I installed and registered my new 406 ELT and tested it 5 mins after the hour end everything worked. Eventually you may get a call from Transport Canada wondering what and how your doing your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By riobison
Talking Smoking RV4

Yes, it was fast with the std wheel pants and and would pull away from a friends RV7 with 200 HP.

Now with the new PR wheel pants it is smoking:D
Forum: RV-4 10-23-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,748
Posted By riobison
Wear and tear on the stiffeners

Yes that may be an option. Im not sure how the wood stand up over time. Does it crack, does it loosen up from the gear leg from all the harmonics and lose effectiveness?

Once I get the fairing off...
Forum: RV-4 10-22-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,748
Posted By riobison
Not sure what the diameter is on the 4. Will...

Not sure what the diameter is on the 4. Will check in a couple of weeks.

I can live with the odd shimmy every few dozen landings, but not every landing.

I'll pull the gear leg faring's off to see...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By riobison
Speed

My 4 with an O 360, mags and a woody prop at 8000 ft DA and 2650+ RPM is pulling 208 mph with the new PR wheel pants. The original wheel pants I was only 201 mph.

I didn't think that there was that...
Forum: RV-4 10-22-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,748
Posted By riobison
wood to the metal stiffeners?

Just wondering if anyone has gone from the wood to the metal stiffeners and what the improvement was?

If the wood is installed correctly it would appear visually to offer substantial rigidity but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,147
Posted By riobison
ROC

what is the real world ROC with the 210 HP?
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,748
Posted By riobison
Scrub and release

Thanks Tom,

I got off my phone and now using the computer and just found the other fotos as well to see how its done.

Mine as well have the over sized 380*150 tires that were ok at 28 pounds or...
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,748
Posted By riobison
oh, so the clamps are around the leg and then the...

oh, so the clamps are around the leg and then the aluminum bar is bolted to the clamp where the bolt runs through the clamp?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,748
Posted By riobison
aluminum bar on the 6150 steel?

With the aluminum bar on the 6150 steel, do we need to worry about corrosion between 2 dissimilar metals?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,133
Posted By riobison
Angry Junk wheel balancer and still have the shimmy

I bought one of these off of Amazon for $88.00 cdn and it was junk. 3 of the 4 bearings felt like there was sand in them and I had to replace with new ones sourced locally.

The shaft had a slight...
Forum: RV-15 10-17-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,574
Posted By riobison
Talking Look like a Cardinal 177

Look like a Cardinal 177, gets off like a Maule, cruise like a Vans and is quick to build as some of us are running out of time and energy.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By riobison
Simple is better

Hello Joe,

I agree that I need to keep it clear and simple. One or 2 pages max. I agree as well that after 40 yrs of not having a tenant to now almost needing a tenant to help defray the costs could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By riobison
Simple Tenant agreement to help everyone.

Iíve bought another hanger closer to home and like everything itís becoming more expensive and more complicated. To the point that Iíve seriously considered getting out of aviation and owner ship...
Forum: RV-4 07-12-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,564
Posted By riobison
RV 4 performance

0360 180 HP and a wooden prop in my RV4 with the old wheel pants would cruise at 201 mph at 8000ft @ 2625 rpm

I have just finished and put on the new style pressure recovery pants and have picked up...
Forum: Propellers 07-11-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,190
Posted By riobison
Update

Finally up and flying. Hard to know exactly for sure what I gained as all my data points before were at 8000 ft and 0 c.

Today at 8000' it was a DA of over 11,000' and 204 mph (oat of 76F)

Today...
Forum: GPS 05-31-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By riobison
Simple is better

Yup,

I'm thinking if Garmin made it simple then maybe they would have more sales. Making upgrades more difficult and complicated will turn some people off.

Tim
Forum: Propellers 05-27-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,190
Posted By riobison
PR wheel pant

Hi Bill

Yes, mine are from the Vans original wheel pant in 1998 to the new pressure recovery wheel pant.

I also have the 380*150 tires on there so a little more cutting and trimming to make them...
Forum: Propellers 05-25-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,190
Posted By riobison
200 to 206 mph

I'm doing this right now on my RV4. Preliminary checking with the PR pants on but no gear to pant fairings I went from 200 to 206 mph. I will have the gear to pant fairing finished in a couple of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,999
Posted By riobison
Repair Mode or De sulfonation

I do agree, if you fly your plane weekly without fail, then a battery maintainer would be of little use to you. Allowing your AGM battery to drop down to 12.4 volts isn't good. That's about 65% SOC....
Forum: Fiberglass 05-17-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,291
Posted By riobison
layers

Thanks Bruce, thanks Steve
Forum: Fiberglass 05-16-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,291
Posted By riobison
Layers on the inside?

Hello Steve

I've aggressively sanded and bonded the 2 parts prior to applying the 2 layers of cloth.

Even at that point I don't think I could have separated the 2 pieces without destroying them.

I...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-16-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,291
Posted By riobison
Layers of cloth for the gear leg fairings to wheel pant

I'm fibre glassing the gear leg fairings to my wheel pants and I'm wondering if 2 layers of cloth is sufficient here or do I need 3?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,477
Posted By riobison
Age discrimination

Option 1 Ė Combined Single Limit Bodily Injury (INCLUDING Passengers) and Property Damage, please select your limit: * $2,000,000

On the age thing, I'll be 64 this summer. Is this an age to be of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,477
Posted By riobison
45% premium increase

Just received my new premium for the yr and I was shocked. On my RV4 that I have been flying for 10 yrs, no accidents and have owned numerous planes over the last 40 years my premium went from $1113...
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