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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By rv6n6r
Ha ha! Good point.

Ha ha! Good point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By rv6n6r
Oh man, birds... ironic that we try to emulate...

Oh man, birds... ironic that we try to emulate them but they cause us so much grief.

Perhaps some gap seal tape (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/gapseal.php?clickkey=12293) at the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By rv6n6r
I suppose you can use a hole saw, but the fly...

I suppose you can use a hole saw, but the fly cutter isn't so scary as all that, as long as proper procedure is followed. Back in the day before everything was pre-cut, cutting many many lightening...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By rv6n6r
Nice to see some people still cutting their own...

Nice to see some people still cutting their own panels.
One tip: make a dummy panel from .025 .032 AL. That was worthwhile to me not only to test fit things for fit but also check the ergonomics.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-19-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By rv6n6r
This one has been discussed many times before -...

This one has been discussed many times before - try a google search on:

external power site:vansairforce.net
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,179
Posted By rv6n6r
Thanks Gary for the info and for resurrecting...

Thanks Gary for the info and for resurrecting this thread. Were you getting all the mogas from one source? I'm wondering if that was some or all of the cause of your issues, i.e. just some bad gas....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-16-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By rv6n6r
Hangar for sale or rent at 56S (Seaside, OR)

A hangar unit has just come up for sale / rent at 56S (Seaside, OR). I'm not the seller but I'd love see an RV-er get it so I'm passing on the info. The number to call is 425-246-9962.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By rv6n6r
One option is to see if you can find someone who...

One option is to see if you can find someone who will let you partner in their RV for some period of time. Co-ownership is perfectly legal though FAA would likely not take kindly to any kind of sham...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,746
Posted By rv6n6r
Stuff like this, I go ahead and say it's going on...

Stuff like this, I go ahead and say it's going on a customized RV.
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,837
Posted By rv6n6r
Rings can definitely be left in in flight, really...

Rings can definitely be left in in flight, really just personal preference. I used to take them but now I don't bother. We can get all into the amount of drag they create but it's likely not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-07-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By rv6n6r
That's never happened to me in over 1600 hrs...

That's never happened to me in over 1600 hrs (RV-6) and I've never heard of it from anyone else. I can't speak to FI or issues with the pump but I would also check SB-06-2-23 as someone else...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-06-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By rv6n6r
https://vansairforce.net/UsingTheClassifiedsSugges...

https://vansairforce.net/UsingTheClassifiedsSuggestions.htm

[ed. Anyone considering using the classifieds here to either sell or buy avionics should take a moment to read every word at the link...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By rv6n6r
Just saw this... still needed? I can check next...

Just saw this... still needed? I can check next time I go to the hangar, probably by tomorrow 5/6. My finish kit / cowl is from around 1997 (best guess). Epoxy cowl with the honeycomb. O-360-A1A.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-04-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,996
Posted By rv6n6r
I had a similar thing happen about 40 hours ago;...

I had a similar thing happen about 40 hours ago; my left mag which had less than 40 hrs since last being serviced. Nearly new harness, and the plugs checked out okay.

My 'solution' was to replace it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By rv6n6r
I'm kind of a minimalist when it comes to this -...

I'm kind of a minimalist when it comes to this - that is, skip the conduit altogether. The conduit may be "light" but that much would still add extra weight that you will be carting around 100% of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By rv6n6r
Anecdotal: when I did my tanks, I inadvertently...

Anecdotal: when I did my tanks, I inadvertently used too much catalyst when doing one of the access plates. I was worried and asked an A&P friend about it. He just laughed and said, "back when I was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By rv6n6r
I'd try an an Adel clamp close to where it comes...

I'd try an an Adel clamp close to where it comes through the rib, to hold it up and over.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By rv6n6r
Yeah that would be my thought. I stored mine...

Yeah that would be my thought.
I stored mine under the bed for years. I know I'm not the only one.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By rv6n6r
Yeah it's gotta be much harder in isolation. But...

Yeah it's gotta be much harder in isolation. But good on you for managing it thus far! Where are you, just out of curiosity?
Here are some photos in case they help. Also if you don't have Bingelis'...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By rv6n6r
Do you have a local builder's group or EAA...

Do you have a local builder's group or EAA chapter you can call on? During my build, that was invaluable. We were always visiting each other's projects and looking at how everyone else does stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,556
Posted By rv6n6r
Count me among those who had no complaints from...

Count me among those who had no complaints from close-by neighbors (and I did make it a point to reach out and ask.
Insulated garage, mostly closed while working.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,556
Posted By rv6n6r
A few times I forgot to turn my compressor in my...

A few times I forgot to turn my compressor in my hangar off overnight and the guy living illegally in the next hangar over would complain. :confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,724
Posted By rv6n6r
Stifling a chuckle here... Especially with...

Stifling a chuckle here... Especially with certified A/C, the "routine" annual is almost a myth, and anyone who has been in aviation for very long has had or knows someone who has had the proverbial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By rv6n6r
Mine is a 1990s-era RV-6. The panel was a blank...

Mine is a 1990s-era RV-6. The panel was a blank sheet of aluminum with a bend in it and no plans other than how to trim it to shape and affix it to the airframe. FWF was a few pages of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By rv6n6r
I bought into a 5-way partnership in a 1968...

I bought into a 5-way partnership in a 1968 Citabria and flew that for most of my build. Definitely a beater plane but kept me in the air. No trouble selling my share when I needed to.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,414
Posted By rv6n6r
Sorry but I can't help asking... why would you...

Sorry but I can't help asking... why would you ever want to "fix" a blown fuse by other than replacing it? After finding out why it blew in the first place of course.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By rv6n6r
Perfectly. A while ago my OP shot up inexplicably...

Perfectly.
A while ago my OP shot up inexplicably while taxiing - I shut down and shot off an inquiry to VAF just like you. The responses indicated that sender failure is the most common cause of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-20-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,414
Posted By rv6n6r
I'm at 20+ years with just such a set-up in my...

I'm at 20+ years with just such a set-up in my RV-6. The fuses have always stayed in place. Not definitive just one data point. I used 2 wing-stud camlocks to hold the non-hinged side up. Doing it...
Forum: Propellers 03-18-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By rv6n6r
Our EAA chapter near Hillsboro OR bought a prop...

Our EAA chapter near Hillsboro OR bought a prop balancer, and several members got trained on its use. A nice benefit of being a chapter member, maybe your chapter or RV group could do something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By rv6n6r
- Fate is the Hunter, by Ernest K. Gann - Aiming...

- Fate is the Hunter, by Ernest K. Gann
- Aiming High, by Jon Johansen (out of print, try Ebay)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By rv6n6r
Get some kind of free-standing heavy duty shelf...

Get some kind of free-standing heavy duty shelf unit with wheels, e.g. this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,776
Posted By rv6n6r
My take

It's probably obvious by now from all the posts that a lot depends on your shop size and space dimensions, and how exactly you plan to use your bench(es).

What worked well for me was two 6' long x...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-16-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By rv6n6r
Because? Serious question. I never gave it much...

Because? Serious question. I never gave it much thought, just put one in when I built the plane because that's what you do.
Mine is an O-360 normally aspirated and my gascolator has always been a...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,426
Posted By rv6n6r
After flying in the US, Canada and a few other...

After flying in the US, Canada and a few other countries I came to the conclusion that the complexity of a given nation's air regulations is inversely proportional to the complexity of the actual air...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By rv6n6r
Tie down or exhaust pipe. I typically go for...

Tie down or exhaust pipe.
I typically go for self-serve fuel because who wants to pay Full-serve price? That said at KSPB where I often fill up, the line guys or gals do a lot of RVs so they know the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-12-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,390
Posted By rv6n6r
Rattle-can high-temp paint. I wanted some...

Rattle-can high-temp paint. I wanted some corrosion protection but it never seemed worth it to me to get fancier than that under the hood (and still got that award at Oshkosh).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By rv6n6r
Yes of course you are correct that a decrease not...

Yes of course you are correct that a decrease not an increase in resistance would make for higher current and blown fuses. Which leaves me a bit confused again since I believe heating elements tend...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By rv6n6r
Take a look at ACS

Aircraft Spruce has some options, I use the no-spill spout (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/oilspoutonoff.php?clickkey=24117) but the super flexi spout...
Forum: Propellers 03-08-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By rv6n6r
For the first 5 years or so that I had my plane I...

For the first 5 years or so that I had my plane I dutifully put several pumps of grease at each annual. At one point I noticed streaks coming down the blades from the hub and some winding up on the...
Forum: Propellers 03-08-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By rv6n6r
If you're going by the manual (< 1oz) I can't...

If you're going by the manual (< 1oz) I can't imagine that causing enough of an imbalance so near the center of mass as to cause a problem in the short term. If it were me I'd fly it then put some in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By rv6n6r
Resolved

Thanks for all the responses. This has been resolved, details follow in case anyone is interested.

First to address some questions / responses: This is a TSO'd part that I got when I built the plane...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By rv6n6r
It was some fraction of an ohm, as read by my...

It was some fraction of an ohm, as read by my Fluke. Blows a 10A fuse if I connect to power.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By rv6n6r
Thanks. But I'm still scratching my head how to...

Thanks. But I'm still scratching my head how to get it apart to replace the element. Groping around on the internet I've found some old drawing that show the tube and tip unscrewing from the body but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By rv6n6r
Heated pitot repairable?

My AN5812 heated pitot tube blew the fuse and is showing a dead short on the heater element. Repairable? A cursory look doesn't seem promising for a way to get the element out and replace. But new...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-27-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By rv6n6r
Agreed but if it were me I'd skip that and just...

Agreed but if it were me I'd skip that and just make new ones. Sure it might mean waiting a bit for new material but this is about the least expensive redo you will have on your project, no sense...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-27-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,853
Posted By rv6n6r
I almost never click on these videos -- a little...

I almost never click on these videos -- a little jaded I guess since I can go do it any time in my own RV... well do click on this one! What a beautiful video, amazing work with the drones and 360...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,426
Posted By rv6n6r
Yeah I've been looking at that since I like...

Yeah I've been looking at that since I like visiting BC - you can squirrel around underneath class C to get to Nanaimo (E) but it forces you to stay low over water, or circumnavigate to the west over...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2022, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,426
Posted By rv6n6r
So the CA mandated system won't include weather?

So the CA mandated system won't include weather?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,456
Posted By rv6n6r
Once baffles are on and actual routing around oil...

Once baffles are on and actual routing around oil coolers and such is done, mine were just right or close enough not to bother with.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,595
Posted By rv6n6r
Low-tech

Am I the only one who does it this way? Maybe just the only one not too proud to show my low-tech version.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2022, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,046
Posted By rv6n6r
Good to know and I hope I don't sound preachy but...

Good to know and I hope I don't sound preachy but I just got so much value from that book which is a lot if good info in one place.


But not nearly as readable. I'm not affiliated with MB, just a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,046
Posted By rv6n6r
Readers of my posts are going to start calling me...

Readers of my posts are going to start calling me a broken record because whenever I see this kind of question I want to scream READ MIKE BUSCH ON ENGINES.

Because I had so many of these sorts of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By rv6n6r
I feathered mine out quite a ways, by the time it...

I feathered mine out quite a ways, by the time it was done a pretty good percentage of the canopy was affected. I've never noticed any distortion.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By rv6n6r
During construction I somehow scratched my canopy...

During construction I somehow scratched my canopy and used the Micromesh system to fix it. Apparently it worked because I don't remember where the scratch was and couldn't find it now if I...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-30-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,847
Posted By rv6n6r
interesting experiance at KLAS

Back around 2005 I had occasion to go into KLAS and was able to arrange space ahead of time in an FBO's large executive hangar for a couple of days. As I recall they didn't charge much (maybe...
Forum: Safety 01-26-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,680
Posted By rv6n6r
I think the book has those numbers but I don't...

I think the book has those numbers but I don't have it handy at the moment. And he mentions that the numbers won't be the same for every engine since engine wear will be a factor. There's good info...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,263
Posted By rv6n6r
Handhelds with their own antenna are typically...

Handhelds with their own antenna are typically much better at receiving than transmitting. With my handheld I can barely get anyone to read me from 1/2 mile away, whereas if I connect it to my...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,680
Posted By rv6n6r
This is a fun thread to watch just for some of...

This is a fun thread to watch just for some of the crazy-wonderful innovations!

But I'm seeing some people focusing on oil temps and getting heated up in short times (like, an hour or less)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By rv6n6r
Data from self-adhesive temperature strips

Others have weighed in but here's some data to bolster that - I have these handy temp strips (from McMaster Carr) on my P-mags; as you can see this one never got above 210 in the several hundred hrs....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,560
Posted By rv6n6r
Read Mike Busch on Engines

Finished reading "Mike Bush on Engines". What a great read, seriously. Highly recommended.
Then went out and flew some flight test profiles.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,263
Posted By rv6n6r
My handheld is an old KX99 that has an antenna...

My handheld is an old KX99 that has an antenna adapter and cord (pictured). It provides a way to connect the handheld's BNC to my (single) COM antenna via a mini phono plug. When it's plugged in it...
Forum: RV-3 01-19-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By rv6n6r
Try Ray Beverly in Eugene. I've never flown with...

Try Ray Beverly in Eugene. I've never flown with him and I don't know if he does -3s but I know he does RV test flying and instruction (including TW).
https://checkridehq.com/dpe/raymond-beverly-2
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,061
Posted By rv6n6r
I love that "sightseeing around town" can involve...

I love that "sightseeing around town" can involve popping up over snow-capped volcanos. We are so fortunate to have these amazing machines and to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,061
Posted By rv6n6r
Went up for a quick evening flight just to circle...

Went up for a quick evening flight just to circle up over my home airport (56S) before a fast moving low stratus layer overtook the airport -- as a few miles west the low clouds formed this wave as...
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