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Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By sjhurlbut
Ignition timing

Check ignition timing first. Iíve used 3 Sam James cowlings and ran Perfect. My RV8 ran very cool even with high compression.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By sjhurlbut
You had a nice inspector. I've had to make...

You had a nice inspector. I've had to make changes to mine before.

Direct from

MDRA C20 MANUAL OF PROCEDURES FOR INSPECTION OF METAL, TUBE, FABRIC AND WOOD
AMATEUR-BUILT AIRCRAFT, INSPECTION AND...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By sjhurlbut
Heres my 2 cents. Priming - yeah sure alclad...

Heres my 2 cents.

Priming - yeah sure alclad is good on its own. HOWEVER in Canada you'll have to prime. Right in the inspection document it says are all surfaces protected for corrosion -...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By sjhurlbut
Youtube

I'm building a 4 now but built an 8 before.

Check out Stu's Aircraft Factory
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGQF-UpcqWEqhwWBkPuKtgA
Forum: RV-4 03-11-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By sjhurlbut
static

There should be no problem running a TR coax next to radio coax. If you're getting interference do good inspection of wires and connectors. Something else is causing it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-09-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By sjhurlbut
extruded

Get the extruded type - much better. MS20001.
Forum: RV-4 03-04-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By sjhurlbut
No

Donít think I will just curious. Seems like the medium rings are meant for 150-160 hp RV4s.
Forum: RV-4 03-03-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By sjhurlbut
RV4 air inlet size

Any one running a 180 hp RV4 with circular (sam james) air inlets?

The kit comes with medium sized inlet rings (4 3/8") but I'm considering the larger ones 5 1/4" for more cooling. My engine is...
Forum: GPS 02-10-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,580
Posted By sjhurlbut
Canada

Transport Canada won't care about the actual installation - put antenna anywhere you wish.

The requirement for 2 nav sources however is correct if you want IFR CofA.

For the antenna mounting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,268
Posted By sjhurlbut
Great

Talked many times on the phone. Even one time she said "I know your name". All the best - well deserved
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By sjhurlbut
Temp

Huge variation with temperature. With a curing lamp itís an hour. In a room temp hangar it would be a day. Just set it aside and work on something else.
Forum: RV-4 02-07-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By sjhurlbut
Extruded

Yeah extruded hinge is better.
Try MS20001P
Forum: RV-4 02-02-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By sjhurlbut
Thanks

Thanks - looks like I can go ahead and use left side of firewall.
Forum: RV-4 01-31-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By sjhurlbut
RV4 firewall penetration

Any pics of where you are penetrating firewall for throttle and mixture control?

Seems like it has to go through centre section for alignment but I wanted to do it on far left side along with prop...
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By sjhurlbut
Mine is just aft of right footwell. Shoot me an...

Mine is just aft of right footwell. Shoot me an email and I'll pass a pic.

Stu
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By sjhurlbut
Master On!

There are some memorable moments when building these airplanes:
- gear on
- engine on
- sitting in seat first time
- master power ON!!!!!

Enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MG9-FL770k
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By sjhurlbut
Suggestions

Some answers in bold below - I encourage to mount everything relatively close to each other since they wire up easier via CAN BUS

The question I have is how much can go under the seats instead of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By sjhurlbut
Switch

Doesn't matter.

Just wise to make them all the same
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,029
Posted By sjhurlbut
Combine

You can combine some of those switches. Have you considered using 2-10 switches for nav/strobes or land/taxi lights?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By sjhurlbut
Process

I'm assuming you already have holes in the longeron but no holes in the turtle deck skin?

If you already have holes in the top skin you can also cheat a bit by just marking a centre hole on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By sjhurlbut
Yup

Everything should be taken care of but pay attention to this page throughout the build.



https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-7&doctype=all&sort=undefined
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,457
Posted By sjhurlbut
Some ideas

Here are some ideas in this video.

Most points all raised. Have flex.

https://youtu.be/Q7lf0iCOjkk
Forum: Fiberglass 12-11-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,719
Posted By sjhurlbut
Cut

Iíd cut trailing edge off with dremel and remove fairing.

Replace with trailing edge metal later.

https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/search/search.php?s=3003h14%20trailing%20edge
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,213
Posted By sjhurlbut
Welcome

Welcome to world of hiding mistakes. Debur it well and press on. Other option is to drill out to #30, debur and press on. Last option is to do one of the above and add rivet to either side of it...
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,814
Posted By sjhurlbut
Great

Awesome - enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Photography 12-01-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,016
Posted By sjhurlbut
Show us a pic of what you mean by flip down...

Show us a pic of what you mean by flip down mounts? You talking the legs that fold down like on a GoPro8? If so they're good to 190 kts so far.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By sjhurlbut
Wire

A pinched wire will increase resistance and decrease EGT value. Been there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By sjhurlbut
Bolts

Here is what I do:

1. Strengthen ends flanges with 0.063 alum. I extend them down a little bit as well to create slightly bigger flanges

2. Drill #12 holes in flanges

3. Use drilled bolts...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By sjhurlbut
Location

Good job..................................
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-21-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By sjhurlbut
Video - paint scheme

Reveal of what would have been my paint scheme :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8edq0ZmNefw&t=607s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,292
Posted By sjhurlbut
Yup

I did sell it. Fantastic engine you built. Looking forward to 4 project also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,292
Posted By sjhurlbut
Glide

I stayed close enough to shore of Lake Superior to be within gliding distance at 10000 ft. In the fast forward part at sunrise I go direct over the Apostle Islands. Beautiful flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,292
Posted By sjhurlbut
RV8 vs Airliner

Probably not 100% fair comparison since I live in remote area. Fun though :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZvlq9DQfZE
Forum: RV-4 11-12-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By sjhurlbut
Training

Yup proper training and then get really comfortable. After an intro like that I'd clear him to fly single rolls only about 2000 AGL - nothing else. When you point nose of an RV down you better a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-16-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,348
Posted By sjhurlbut
Looks good

All rivets look nice to me.

Remember the rivet gauge should not fit over rivet.

The hole ensures it’s been driven enough - doesn’t fit
The flat gap on other side ensures hasn’t been driven too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,049
Posted By sjhurlbut
Yup

I've sent 3 emails over the past few weeks requesting update on order placed long ago.

Zero response - no answer to phone either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,563
Posted By sjhurlbut
Skies Magazine - RV Article

Check out Skies Magazine this month.

Nice shot of FSBG in formation :)

https://issues.skiesmag.com/554/766/1704/CSV10I5/index.html?v=001
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-27-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,566
Posted By sjhurlbut
Rocket

Amazing friend and talented pilot. A frequent visitor to our airport. Part of Team Rocket airshows.

Will be missed for sure
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By sjhurlbut
Could

You could but using a back riveting plate and back rivet set for gun would be a better set up.

Using the c frame would need some careful setup to ensure the part doesnít move. Back riveting set is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-19-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,741
Posted By sjhurlbut
No

Autopilot will not trim but will maintain a track. You may find a slight osculation in bank without trim.

You can get away without it if you rig the aircraft such that it has a small roll rate...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-18-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By sjhurlbut
RV8 cross country

Well ended up selling my RV8 couple weeks ago. She never failed to impress me. One day some aeros next day 7.7 hours cross country. Cold Lake - Winnipeg - Toronto.

Check out the...
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By sjhurlbut
U/S

Does the engine change RPM with throttle? I.E. acting like fixed pitch? Whats your oil pressure?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By sjhurlbut
I first saw glimpse of light at 0420. Big water...

I first saw glimpse of light at 0420. Big water is very south western tip of Lake Superior. Apostle Islands.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By sjhurlbut
Itís a simple GoPro 8 in time warp mode. Spliced...

Itís a simple GoPro 8 in time warp mode. Spliced with Premier Pro software.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-08-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,894
Posted By sjhurlbut
Time Lapse of Sunrise - 9500 MSL with RV8

Time lapse video of sunrise while delivering RV8. Took off at 3:50 am! Full video of delivery coming soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TriL5rfM99U
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,716
Posted By sjhurlbut
Poster

I have a VansAirforce vinyl (?) poster in my hangar that other people are asking for.

Anyone remember where we ordered these?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,266
Posted By sjhurlbut
Extrude

Extruded hinge is much better. MS20001P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By sjhurlbut
Drawing SK54 request

Can someone send me a pic of drawing SK-54. Static system install for RV4. Missing mine.

Email or text below - appreciate it

Steve_in_greenwood@hotmail.com
5872010440
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By sjhurlbut
for that

Fluting is for exact reason you have there. Flute lightly in between the holes where it is off the workbench - it will bend it in and be perfect.
Forum: Painting your RV 07-21-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 933
Posted By sjhurlbut
On

Leave on but might want to make sure you have a nice 3/32 gap in skins
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 844
Posted By sjhurlbut
Lost Fuel Cap - seen this?

Anyone seen this before? In flight the top alum part separated from the blue part. No attachments that I can see in right side pic. Blue part found inside fuel...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-21-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 920
Posted By sjhurlbut
Formation video - great day!!!!

Special thanks to Hom O'Connor (wingman) and Colin Kuntel (photos)

What an amazing day to replace Oshkosh Day 1 :/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHt0eNYo2pc&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By sjhurlbut
New build!!

Came across a great deal so here goes RV build #5. This one will be slow with military change of plans :)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb4s9tdIglE
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-08-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By sjhurlbut
Nope

Nope - those wings are not mine
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-07-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By sjhurlbut
July 13th........................

July 13th........................
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-07-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By sjhurlbut
Aeros not in control zone of course. I...

Aeros not in control zone of course. I mentioned special VFR in the control zone only. Don?t read too much into regs and the videos. It?s a compiled series of videos from various locations. I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-07-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By sjhurlbut
regs

I ask for special VFR if there are lots of clouds around. As long as ATC approves it the requirements are clear of cloud with visual reference to ground. I wouldn't request it if there was any...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-07-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By sjhurlbut
Cloud Surfing Video

Enjoy - next video talking about my new RV kit!!!!!!! Build #5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzC8xwxCLMQ&t=2s
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-07-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,202
Posted By sjhurlbut
Cloud Surfing Picture

Full video coming soon - cool pic

https://i.postimg.cc/JtJP2xP5/Clouds.jpg (https://postimg.cc/JtJP2xP5)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,271
Posted By sjhurlbut
big/small

You looking for the big cooling air one or small engine air intake? Think I have a small one.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,147
Posted By sjhurlbut
Agree

I bought a RV7 once only because it had a Mattituck engine.

Best company there was. Do it or send me the listing :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,046
Posted By sjhurlbut
Flying the RV - SUNSET

The longest day of the year. 17 hours daylight up here in north. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jprcG4IlizY&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 892
Posted By sjhurlbut
Time

4-5 months that?s nothing.

Most new engines are pickled after dyno. At least all of mine have.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-20-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By sjhurlbut
Have 2 cushions - forgot both :(

Have 2 cushions - forgot both :(
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