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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Radioflyer
WTB Older GRT magnetometer

Someone was selling an older GRT magnetometer for a Sport SX here some time ago. Don't recall if sold. Might it be still available? I know someone looking for one.
Forum: RV-15 05-18-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,536
Posted By Radioflyer
I would love to see as much attention to sealing...

I would love to see as much attention to sealing and weatherproofing designed-in as well as a car. Its a peeve of mine that almost all kitplanes leak air in the cabin and even with drain holes,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Radioflyer
Hi Dreed, I'm interested and sent you a PM.

Hi Dreed,
I'm interested and sent you a PM.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Radioflyer
Carbon Sumps

Just out of curiosity, any experience replacing the standard engine oil sump w one made from a carbon layup? The main interest would be to save weight and implement cold air induction. Some weight...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-26-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Radioflyer
Hi Moosetrax, If still available, I'll take the...

Hi Moosetrax,
If still available, I'll take the ifly 740b. Please PM me.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By Radioflyer
Well...I guess I wasn't the only one stumped. The...

Well...I guess I wasn't the only one stumped. The current owner didn't know either.
Muffler mount....? Interesting possibility. Maybe its a vibration damper that was being planned for some weird...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By Radioflyer
Unknown Component

I was looking at a -7A QB and noticed this component bolted to the floor of the fuselage around the passenger's feet area. The component protrudes through the floor and can be seen from under the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By Radioflyer
Hi Fred, Congrats on getting to this stage. You...

Hi Fred,
Congrats on getting to this stage. You deserve to be proud. Good luck on your first flight. Simply concentrate on takeoff, hovering directly over airport for not too long and land....
Forum: Tools 04-15-2022, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By Radioflyer
My 2 cents - Bluing is beautiful. However, for...

My 2 cents - Bluing is beautiful. However, for minimal work effort and expense, I would just use Corrosion X or the similar product ACF-50. Use on bare metal or metal that has been exposed through...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By Radioflyer
tailwheel weldment

Out of curiosity, can anyone tell me the weight of the tailwheel weldment used in the -7? I'm interested in the weight of the empennage mounted weldment only, not the tail-wheel/tire/fork/strut...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-19-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 241,578
Posted By Radioflyer
Vlad must be doing some field research for the...

Vlad must be doing some field research for the RV15.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By Radioflyer
I will second this statement. Skelrad, you...

I will second this statement. Skelrad, you demonstrate a grace not common these days.
Forum: Northeast 03-10-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By Radioflyer
Yeah, I agree that it can be tough to own and...

Yeah, I agree that it can be tough to own and operate aircraft in the New England area. Given the expensive economics and congestion of the area, we have fewer planes here than in other regions of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By Radioflyer
Another not on the list is AC43-13b!

Another not on the list is AC43-13b!
Forum: Northeast 03-03-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By Radioflyer
Good to hear there are many more RVs in New...

Good to hear there are many more RVs in New England than I was aware. Maybe there are even some projects languishing, though have not heard of any. I know the EAA Chapter 106 at KLWM used to hold an...
Forum: Northeast 03-01-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By Radioflyer
LOL, maybe a working theory! I actually know a...

LOL, maybe a working theory! I actually know a couple of non-RV'rs who have done that.
Forum: Northeast 03-01-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By Radioflyer
So few RVs in NE

By any measure, Van's RV aircraft are the most popular and numerous of the homebuilts. The RV-6/6As alone are in the over 2000 built. One would think they would be somewhat evenly distributed...
Forum: Safety 01-10-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,667
Posted By Radioflyer
Of course the return air forced back into the...

Of course the return air forced back into the heater would have heat loss. Otherwise, nothing gained! Come on...it won't be cooler than new (un-recirculated) cold air!
Forum: Safety 01-10-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,667
Posted By Radioflyer
Although it is more ducting, all the ideas in...

Although it is more ducting, all the ideas in this thread would be more efficient if the cowling "outlet" air was recirculated to the heater "inlet". Just saying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,020
Posted By Radioflyer
Yeah, I was wondering where water might get in...

Yeah, I was wondering where water might get in and couldn't think of any real problematic places that couldn't be dealt with a little bit of sealing and care. Of course, no one would shoot a spray...
Forum: Northeast 11-27-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Radioflyer
Since this is only a BFR, I was hoping to get it...

Since this is only a BFR, I was hoping to get it done in any RV, although a -6/-6A would be preferred, and perhaps learn something new. I was hoping a local CFI might already have done their LODA and...
Forum: Northeast 11-25-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Radioflyer
CFI BFRs in an RV?

Are there any CFIs in the New England area doing BFRs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,929
Posted By Radioflyer
After witnessing PlaneKool in operation, I looked...

After witnessing PlaneKool in operation, I looked into the type of compressor that was being used. It is known as a clutchless, variable displacement compressor. It is Very common in automobiles. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,929
Posted By Radioflyer
Oh, good sleuthing. That is a cool article and...

Oh, good sleuthing. That is a cool article and it shows the iron bird. An interesting aspect of that test bed is that it was configured to develop stronger power pulses across the compressor to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,929
Posted By Radioflyer
I did take a picture, but only of the top cowl...

I did take a picture, but only of the top cowl removed. It shows the compressor and the plumbing heat exchanger (round silver tubing under the top cowl hinges) which, if I recall, accounts for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,929
Posted By Radioflyer
Yeah, I hear you. However, I deem 24 pounds as a...

Yeah, I hear you. However, I deem 24 pounds as a reasonable amount for where one can make a judgemental choice as to what to trade for. From what I've learned, aircraft AC has typically added 40 -60...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,929
Posted By Radioflyer
Air Conditioned RV6!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a VAF member who goes by the handle "hgerhardt", name omitted to protect the innocent ;-). Since I was in the area, I had asked to check out his RV6. His plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,157
Posted By Radioflyer
I worked on a project plane for 5 years with 10...

I worked on a project plane for 5 years with 10 gallons of 100LL in each tank the whole time. When the plane was returned to service, I used the fuel to do ground runs and 2 hours of flight. The fuel...
Forum: California 11-01-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Radioflyer
Looking for an RV6A ride, Los Angeles

I'll be in the Los Angeles next week (Nov. 9-11) hoping to purchase a non-airworthy RV6A project. I'm an active pilot, 172 lbs, currently flying an experimental, but have not yet flown in an RV6A....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By Radioflyer
Thanks everyone for the encouragements. Glad to...

Thanks everyone for the encouragements. Glad to see this has been done before on the RV6's.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By Radioflyer
Yeah, I didn't think the 3/4" spacer would have...

Yeah, I didn't think the 3/4" spacer would have any negative induction effect, but wanted to get other opinions, so thanks. If I can fashion a bell shaped entrance in the spacer, it might even help....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By Radioflyer
Carb to FAB spacer

I'm installing a Van's O-320 FAB and am considering inserting a 3/4" spacer between the MA4-SPA Carb and the FAB mounting plate. This would allow using a mounting plate without the cutouts for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,766
Posted By Radioflyer
If you look in McMaster, the -218 O-ring is...

If you look in McMaster, the -218 O-ring is available in several Viton grades. I use the brown Viton grade which is good down to -15 degrees Fahrenheit. Good enough for me.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-29-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 82,426
Posted By Radioflyer
That was a fun trip report to read. Some day I'll...

That was a fun trip report to read. Some day I'll go for a "fly-about" like that. Meanwhile, keep posting about your rv6 re-build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,596
Posted By Radioflyer
Piperj3, right, that's what I thought. Thanks. A...

Piperj3, right, that's what I thought. Thanks. A friend was discussing hearing aids and mentioned that his audiologist did not think hearing aids would work with headsets...that he would have to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,596
Posted By Radioflyer
Piperj3...as you say, the telecoil is required....

Piperj3...as you say, the telecoil is required. OK, but please confirm/explain, where does the electromagnetic transmitted signal come from? Is it emf energy from the headphone speakers? If so, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-09-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 82,426
Posted By Radioflyer
Thanks for posting the pics. I now see how you...

Thanks for posting the pics. I now see how you dealt with your trim installation.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-23-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 34,894
Posted By Radioflyer
Hey Paul, I too like the look of round...

Hey Paul, I too like the look of round instruments. I like your first panel rendition. Good to keep airspeed and altimeter closer together. 1) I think it has been established that with modern efis...
Forum: California 07-18-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By Radioflyer
These are really great and helpful responses....

These are really great and helpful responses. Thank you. I'm looking forward to the experience of flying in the area, though it sounds like it is not a care-free airspace.
Forum: California 07-14-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By Radioflyer
Santa Monica local flying

I'm not from the area, but might have the opportunity to be flying an RV out of Santa Monica for a couple weeks in the fall. The flying will be leisurely, VFR, 1 hour or shorter flights. The airspace...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By Radioflyer
There are lots of great airplane channels on...

There are lots of great airplane channels on youtube such as Flightchops and Trent Palmer to name just a couple, but all of them tend to be more about experiences of the personality. None are about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,214
Posted By Radioflyer
The fact that "certification" (in the...

The fact that "certification" (in the conventional sense) of aircraft is expensive is besides the point. Certification implies standards and safety and I'm trying to make the case that our amateur...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,214
Posted By Radioflyer
Reading through all these posts, I am compelled...

Reading through all these posts, I am compelled to make a couple statements that I feel very strongly about.

1> All the airplanes we are discussing are "certified". Just as the OP had original...
Forum: Northeast 07-05-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,108
Posted By Radioflyer
It's very interesting to learn that hardly any...

It's very interesting to learn that hardly any -8s have rear pedals. I know of one here in Massachusetts that has the pedals and it is Within a few months of getting its airworthiness certificate....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By Radioflyer
The engine I'm considering for the horsepower...

The engine I'm considering for the horsepower upgrade is an O-320-E2D, wide deck. So, it has the O 235 bearing? All the above comments are so specific and positive that it almost feels silly not to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,961
Posted By Radioflyer
I can tell in advance that the Base Leg channel...

I can tell in advance that the Base Leg channel will be very well subscribed and appreciated. Thanks for doing this.
Personally, I would love to see a video on each of the RV6 (and similar) series...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By Radioflyer
O-320 150hp to 160hp?

I know many have converted their Lycoming 150hp O-320 to 160hp by changing their Pistons to create a higher compression ratio. I also know that Lycoming documents that this is not condoned by them. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Radioflyer
Please post process pictures. How long of a drive?

Please post process pictures. How long of a drive?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,485
Posted By Radioflyer
Regardless of what the conventional perception of...

Regardless of what the conventional perception of the value of a Phase 1 completion, I as a buyer would definitely expect a discount for no phase 1. Even with something as well defined/certain as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,233
Posted By Radioflyer
The idea of spending $500+ for a set of rubber...

The idea of spending $500+ for a set of rubber blocks does not easily resonate with me. Even considering the engineering that goes into their design, that was presumably for a given engine/airframe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,492
Posted By Radioflyer
Dpansier, thanks for the tip about the Fusion...

Dpansier, thanks for the tip about the Fusion paint for the blade antenna. Most paints have some metal salts in them for color and suspect would attenuate the RF. My Bendix King blade has yellowed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By Radioflyer
Usher does have a website and a parts list from...

Usher does have a website and a parts list from which you can order. Don't have it handy, but google something like "usher machining" or "manufacturing". Also, I think acs sells the oRings.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-20-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 82,426
Posted By Radioflyer
Hi James, I think you last reported that you did...

Hi James, I think you last reported that you did not like your trim knob mounting experiment. I was wondering what you ended up with and if you've discovered that you have had to make any other mods...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,299
Posted By Radioflyer
Good comment about static electricity. Static...

Good comment about static electricity. Static charge and dissipation is a concern with any tank, metal or plastic. The metal tanks sitting on a fabric, vinyl, or leather seat, should be grounded to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,499
Posted By Radioflyer
Just to add my data point....I think Blackstone...

Just to add my data point....I think Blackstone is very good and very responsive. I did have a problem with not getting my last oil,report, but when I emailed them about it, they said they never...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,299
Posted By Radioflyer
Thanks for the further comments, DC. Informative....

Thanks for the further comments, DC. Informative.
The turtlepac seems like the royal solution. However, the plastic racing tanks, as in the kit planes article, seems like a much cheaper yet workable...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-09-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,299
Posted By Radioflyer
Hi DeeCee, I was wondering if you could relate...

Hi DeeCee, I was wondering if you could relate more information about how the turtle pac behaves as the fuel is used. Does the seatbelt tend to cause the pac to fold over as fuel is used such that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Radioflyer
I've been using it on an old original iPad mini...

I've been using it on an old original iPad mini for almost a year now. I like it and seems very intuitive. To make it easier to see position, airspace, and traffic, I tend to use the maps in vector...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 82,426
Posted By Radioflyer
My guess is that if the oil cooler was very hot,...

My guess is that if the oil cooler was very hot, that the vernatherm is operating and at least some oil is flowing through the hoses and cooler.
Checking mixture is an excellent idea. The color of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 82,426
Posted By Radioflyer
Glad to see you're back in the air with this...

Glad to see you're back in the air with this plane. Even with the engine issues, it probably feels good to be with the plane in the forefront instead of with it as a lurking pressure in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,308
Posted By Radioflyer
Mitch...sorry that happened to you. Certainly...

Mitch...sorry that happened to you. Certainly looks like someone "screwed" with it and now you have to wonder if it works properly. Have you tried extracting the screw with the various methods...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,455
Posted By Radioflyer
Ok,thanks for the data points. Sounds like...

Ok,thanks for the data points. Sounds like between clearance and aerodymics, I should just go the newer type after all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,455
Posted By Radioflyer
Wheel pants old vs new style

I'm looking for a cheap set of wheel pants to retrofit on to a non-RV. Occasionally I come across the old VA-108 wheel pants for an ok price. 1) Are they for the 5.00x5 tires? 2) is there really a...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-17-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,423
Posted By Radioflyer
Carl, thanks so much for posting those pics. Very...

Carl, thanks so much for posting those pics. Very helpful pics and info.
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