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Forum: RV-14 05-12-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
How much beer you gonna drink along the way? Ha...

How much beer you gonna drink along the way?
Ha ha ha Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,527
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
shop wants

Ok OK OK Having been in construction for 40 plus years I will say I would never build a shop without putting 6 mil visqueen under the concrete floor.
And don't let anybody tell you that you can't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I go by the theory that you only have to secure...

I go by the theory that you only have to secure (heat shrink) the ones you don't want to have come loose or break. It's your airplane.
Kinda like the dentist says to do I really have to floss and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Oil analysis

Another one for Blackstone. Never had a problem.
Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,617
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Accidentally thrown in made me chuckle as I have...

Accidentally thrown in made me chuckle as I have done this many times.
Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Me thinks, if you are a couple thou short you'll...

Me thinks, if you are a couple thou short you'll survive.
I actually haven't measured the last two I've gotten from Vans
Art
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
It's the exact same piece of junk I have in a box...

It's the exact same piece of junk I have in a box in my hangar along with all the assorted things connected to it.
Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
instrument panel thickness

It is 0.063 thick.
Art
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I have a box of hoses in my hangar that looks...

I have a box of hoses in my hangar that looks about the same and I consider them junk. Just there in case of an emergency need.
And would never attempt to sell them.
Please put them where timed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,865
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
leak stop gunk.

I have a half full gallon jug of the stuff in my shop,
But, in all honesty I do not have any in my RV-6A tires as they almost do not leak. I only have to add air every couple months or so. And then...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Nothing really Art

Nothing really
Art
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Full tanks?????

Actually, the correct tool is the one you actually use when less than full.
Art
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 61,902
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
It's called " you hit the nail on the head" ...

It's called " you hit the nail on the head"
Anything that has RV in front and has wings are top shelf.
Art
Forum: Primers 04-30-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
motors

The most important aspect of the motor is
1-It NOT have brushes They cause BOOMS
2- if possible it should not be in the air flow, I.E. a belted squirrel cage system.
3-See if it will work with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,617
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
It is a framerjammer bracket. As close as I...

It is a framerjammer bracket.
As close as I could get without a picture.
Use the paperclip on the header. Select picture, upload and it is done.
Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I seen your post earlier and thought, How do you...

I seen your post earlier and thought, How do you expect a response if You don't tell anybody what you are selling.
Is it an old beat up RV-6 or a nice newer RV-10 with all the bells and whistles?
...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Out of gas

My airplane is in MY locked hangar. I never fire up the motor EVER without first visually checking the tanks for fuel and it lives in my locked hangar.
Maybe I'm over cautious, But I've ran other...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Wow, I'm still laughing as I have never measured...

Wow, I'm still laughing as I have never measured full tanks before. Maybe they aren't actually full.
Art
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
fuel level stick

Now this one gives me a good laugh
""Mine is a tail dragger, but you are welcome to my data. It had to be calibrated for ground and flight (3 deg).""
As I have never checked my fuel level IN flight....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
gas gauge

I had to laugh.
I also have a bamboo stick. Same thing, sharpie marks to see the level if I need.
I have a tank in my truck to fill my plane with so usually fill to top.
Art
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I like the touch screen. Just don't touch (hit)...

I like the touch screen. Just don't touch (hit) it on bumpy rides.
Art
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,948
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Bought it this way and planned on panel...

Bought it this way and planned on panel replacement as a consideration of purchase.
It was an 18 year old plane when I got it.
I got a good deal on the aircraft. I guess nobody else liked the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,948
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Bought it this way and planned on panel...

Bought it this way and planned on panel replacement as a consideration of purchase.
I got a good deal on the aircraft. I guess nobody else liked the panel either cause it was on the market for long...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,948
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
wood panel veneer

Problem is wood and moisture. You put wood in an airplane and leave it outside for a while and It absorbs into wood veneer and warps, swells, cracks, and goes to #^&*#&
Art
Forum: Reviews 04-20-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Wow, and that is one good looking long paved...

Wow, and that is one good looking long paved runway. Must have been contributing factors. Maybe to much wind as the report says.
Art
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,948
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Wood on panel

OK! Well now, I have experience with this type of thing and wished I didn't.
Holy Batman does it turn into a problem or WHAT????
I regret the whole process. As others have said get some plastic or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,127
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Spar bender

I built one for myself.
not very hard. a couple pieces of 2 1/2" wide 11" long of 1/4" steel
a couple bolts a little felt and little grinding
Oh ya you need a piece of wood to wedge into the back...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Ring flush

I just did this in the last couple weeks.

I for one thought it would be a great idea if it would work. Nothing to loose and a possible cheap helper.
I have an RV-6A with an 550 hour 0-360 Channel...
Forum: Reviews 04-19-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Ok I have thousands of landings in my RV-6A and...

Ok I have thousands of landings in my RV-6A and the other day landing at our uphill, dippy, muddy, grass strip I got sideways and just about screwed up.
Came in, flew past the muddy spot half way...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Baffle seal

For those who want baffle seal I go to jacorinc.com
It is really hangar door bottom and top seal but seems the same. No fires yet.
I can get a 6" x 10' for $33.30 and have to add $23.40 shipping...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,374
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Be happy I burn one in 5 with a 550 hour channel...

Be happy I burn one in 5 with a 550 hour channel chrome 0-360 cs prop. and SDS fuel and ignition.
But I've heard worse. You're good to go.
I try to keep oil temps up, But, It's hard sometimes,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,920
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Fixed right the first time

I'm in your ballpark Tom. I had you guys build all my firewall forward lines out of Teflon and I built all the in cabin ones because of the complexity.
Now I can relax and enjoy the flight with...
Forum: Tools 04-14-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
My wood shop is 42' x 44' with a 14 foot high...

My wood shop is 42' x 44' with a 14 foot high ceiling. No, I do not build wood airplanes. I have an RV-6A and an RV-6.
I built an air/dust collection system out of 4" PVC piping
Reason I mention it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Hanging things

I have wardrobe show stands for hanging things from. Not all that expensive either.
They come with wheels and are quite sturdy. Adjustable for height and nest together for storage. Or you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,524
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Thankful I can

I'm always thankful I can even see as I've been blown up twice and burned my eyes the first time so bad the doctors kept my eyes covered for a week. Scary for sure.
Second time I had safety glasses...
Forum: Tools 04-08-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,794
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I've been a moron thinking I would have lots of...

I've been a moron thinking I would have lots of time being retired.
Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
As a side note. Might "not" want to put your N...

As a side note. Might "not" want to put your N number on those caps incase one goes through grannies roof some day.
Ha Ha
Art
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Channel Chrome

The crazy pattern is Channel Chrome. It is what channel chrome looks like.
It looks Weird cause it is and doesn't work very well, Because it is hard to get a good break in on the rings.
Most people...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Wow, now you can go to work in an Avionics shop. ...

Wow, now you can go to work in an Avionics shop.
Pay isn't to bad and some of their work is about the same.
Art
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Wow, this gives me a head ache! The oil pump is...

Wow, this gives me a head ache!
The oil pump is such a small contributor to the heat picture in our air cooled engines, I believe it is almost unmeasurable.
I like oil pressure in my engine.
And...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
As far a breaking the engine in. Have no clue as...

As far a breaking the engine in. Have no clue as I said I bought the plane flying a 180 hours ago and it has always burned oil.
Yes, I have read most of Mikes info on the bearings having to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
My thanks for the insight. Post 3-- I was...

My thanks for the insight.
Post 3-- I was thinking of just pulling cylinders. lite hone, new rings, reinstall. Not OH cylinders.
Post 4-6-- I agree with the thoughts on torque plates even though I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,922
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Re ringing old cylinders

OK, I have a question for you aviation gear heads. I've been a mechanic for 55 years on cars and have done this process on them.
My hangered RV-6A I bought flying 180 hours ago has a question.
My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
OK "No" I have not or would ever consider it, as...

OK "No" I have not or would ever consider it, as normal deburring is an easy job and really wants to be done right.
A good story that is true.
About 40 years ago an employee of mine want to do it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
This answer is easily found out by going to...

This answer is easily found out by going to altitude and applying the thought pattern.
I shut the fuel off to my engine anytime my passenger say "what happen if you run out of fuel"????? That is if...
Forum: GPS 03-25-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Just get the cellular I-pad and you will never...

Just get the cellular I-pad and you will never regret it Period.
Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Ya well there is another gotcha. Probably...

Ya well there is another gotcha.
Probably wouldn't happen BUT.
I have a friend who bought a dozer to do just a bit of work cause he didn't want to rent a machine. And he reasoned that then he...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-21-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Bigger question is what goes in the panel. Put...

Bigger question is what goes in the panel.
Put in an 10" HDX and you will be removing a panel support rib on the pilot side for sure. Put in two and you will be removing both the panel support...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-20-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,761
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Gussets or not?

If you get the new ones and they have the gussets just scream YES!!!! I'm almost sure your 2001 bars will will have them. I bought a set around the same time.
As far as getting them out with solid...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,660
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Well I needed 48103's (13/16" female thread) and...

Well I needed 48103's (13/16" female thread) and the price was my tipping point. I caved and bought the Wix (NAPA GOLD) for $7.10 shipped to my house. With a 345 pound burst pressure and all the...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-18-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,705
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
paint selection

OK this is not telling you what paint is better, best, good, or anything like that.
Almost any paint on our hangered RV's will do.
The real consideration is the person applying the goods.
If you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,530
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
bird strike

OUCH!!! I dodged an eagle at 3500 yesterday. He was only about 100 feet above me with his wings tucked back.
I was lucky I didn't have to join the BS club.
Art
Forum: Reviews 03-16-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 499
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
RV-14 mod

I didn't wait and like it a lot.
Art
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,368
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
AHH Shucks he can kinda sorta blame a helper for...

AHH Shucks he can kinda sorta blame a helper for helping him damaging something.
I can't do that as I've done worse all by myself. I have a mirror on the wall to prove it.
Art
Forum: Primers 03-16-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
The benefit of Corrosion sprays is that they stay...

The benefit of Corrosion sprays is that they stay there and weep and that is the bad thing about them.
Same here, I sprayed my old C-206 and HOLY BATMAN. I was wiping it off the joints till I sold...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-13-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
How do you start your engine

Gee It is real simple. Hop in. Turn on fuel switch, Master next, turn key to start. Rolls over a few times and blub blub it starts at an idle. cold or hot.
Ya I cheated. I've got SDS fuel injection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,724
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
First RV-6 kit bought in 1991. I believe you...

First RV-6 kit bought in 1991.
I believe you can check the Serial Number through Van's to see if it really is a 25 year old kit or 35 year old.
Missing parts are going to be a slow process to get...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Best outcome yet. Maybe you dodged the bullet Art

Best outcome yet. Maybe you dodged the bullet Art
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,687
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Check lists

Well a check list is only as good as the person who is using it.
I have had check lists in the past and seemed to gloss over something only to realize later I really didn't check it.
Took one of my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,537
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I think having a KILL switch is a great idea. ...

I think having a KILL switch is a great idea.
Now, that said I do not have one on my RV. But, when I went to Houston from Washington with my high cube work van full of tools (van and tools about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Ha Ha after posting a bit ago I was thinking of a...

Ha Ha after posting a bit ago I was thinking of a time about 50 years ago I had a hot rod and I guess I was concerned about loosing the key.
You know how young boys are when they party and all.
...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,617
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
Yea me thinks you have or had something bashing...

Yea me thinks you have or had something bashing things around in #4.
Don't see any melting here.
Need to get a borescope in there pronto.
Probably gonna find a few dings in the piston and ?????.
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,489
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
scams

The reason scams survive and pester all of us is that some people pay the bill of invoice.
Being in business for 43 years is proof enough. My wife has paid legitimate invoices twice, more than once...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By abwaldal@gmail.com
I have Van's foam for both my RV-6's and am very...

I have Van's foam for both my RV-6's and am very comfortable in it. Covering is up to you. But, as others have said. Make your own or go to an upholstery shop and have them sew them up.
Jump into...
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