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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Scott Hersha
I will be using one of these on the main bus feed...

I will be using one of these on the main bus feed line FWF, downstream of the battery master relay:

https://powerwerx.com/maxi-blade-type-fuses

It will be mounted in one of these on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Scott Hersha
When does the warranty on your avionics begin? ...

When does the warranty on your avionics begin? If it takes a year to finish the remaining build, how does this affect the warranty on your installed avionics? I’m thinking about doing the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,737
Posted By Scott Hersha
Should be the same as an AN3 with a nylok nut,...

Should be the same as an AN3 with a nylok nut, 20-25 in/lbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,536
Posted By Scott Hersha
Cheap?? Copper wire was invented by two pilots...

Cheap?? Copper wire was invented by two pilots fighting over a penny…….
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Scott Hersha
You could try a Winn wrap style golf grip. They...

You could try a Winn wrap style golf grip. They have cushioned grips, so more comfortable. Comes in various colors. I’ve used these grips, and liked them when I used to make golf clubs....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,740
Posted By Scott Hersha
Exactly. It’s just one tool to help you, and...

Exactly. It’s just one tool to help you, and should always include oil filter inspections and a horoscope inspection when needed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,740
Posted By Scott Hersha
Useless? I don’t agree. If you found an amount...

Useless? I don’t agree. If you found an amount of metal in the filter that questioned the integrity of the health of the engine, why would you send out a sample for analysis, except to figure out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,740
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sorry, but I disagree. An oil analysis is a point...

Sorry, but I disagree. An oil analysis is a point of reference that can have very meaningful information. No one that has a basic understanding of engines says that an oil analysis is a reason for an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,740
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is why we do engine oil analysis. You’ve...

This is why we do engine oil analysis. You’ve discovered a possible problem, and it may be operator induced, or not. I think you should follow the recommendations given to start to figure it out. The...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By Scott Hersha
He says he has a new cowling to house his O-320....

He says he has a new cowling to house his O-320.
Sounds like a fair price to me.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Larry. That makes sense now that I look at...

Thanks Larry. That makes sense now that I look at it with your explanation in mind, and seems way easier than what I had envisioned. I didn’t know Sika would work in a thin layer along the canopy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, I did read your article (part 1) and some...

Larry,
I did read your article (part 1) and some parts of it are unclear to me. It sounds like you used the aluminum skirt brace (C-691) and the inside skirt piece (C-759) in the final assembly, and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By Scott Hersha
I am also going through this frustrating build...

I am also going through this frustrating build experience on my RV6 build. I built my first home built airplane, an RV6, more than 20 years ago, and spent at least 40 hours trying to make the slider...
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,880
Posted By Scott Hersha
Pretty sure there is no one out there that knows...

Pretty sure there is no one out there that knows the numbers, because there are too many variables, this includes Hartzell. For an experimental amateur built airplane there are too many variables....
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Scott Hersha
No need to plan for a MB antenna. Not required in...

No need to plan for a MB antenna. Not required in the US as far as I know. OM is usually the glide slope intercept point at the final approach altitude, and the MM is not required. At least that’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,543
Posted By Scott Hersha
I ran 35 psi in my RV4 (just sold). It made it...

I ran 35 psi in my RV4 (just sold). It made it easier to push out of the hangar and didn’t shimmy. 25 psi was more difficult to push it around. Anything above about 38 psi and I might get some shimmy...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think he wants to test the tank forward of the...

I think he wants to test the tank forward of the aft baffle before installing the baffle, so no ballon, or other pressure test yet. There’s nothing wrong with filling it with water with the open...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-04-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,034
Posted By Scott Hersha
I voted for the RV10 as a likely airframe in...

I voted for the RV10 as a likely airframe in terms of overall success. I know the video says 200 hp, but it also says it’s derated. Every turbine engine I’ve dealt with had growth capabilities in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just curious - why are you connecting 18awg wire...

Just curious - why are you connecting 18awg wire (or 22awg in the initial post) to 12awg wire? If the pitot heat requires a 12awg wire, wouldn’t you just use 12 awg wire all the way to the pitot? ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Scott Hersha
Here’s my results for my RV4: Left Tank: AUX SF...

Here’s my results for my RV4:

Left Tank: AUX SF 104
AUX OFF 293

Right Tank: AUX SF 107
AUX OFF 313

Left tank is a little more accurate, but not until it is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-28-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,191
Posted By Scott Hersha
Agreed. That’s a big reason I’ll be using GRT on...

Agreed. That’s a big reason I’ll be using GRT on my new RV6 build. The synthetic approach, which will clone an ILS, while not IFR legal (yet), will fly an accurate approach, autopilot coupled if so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-27-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,191
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have to agree with Mike. I think the GRT...

I have to agree with Mike. I think the GRT equipment has capabilities that match and in many ways, exceed their competition. However, not too many users know how to use many of these capabilities,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-24-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By Scott Hersha
Got one……. Unfortunately, East coastish...

Got one……. Unfortunately, East coastish (Cincinnati). O-360, FP ground adjustable.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have one of these and it has worked fine for me...

I have one of these and it has worked fine for me for the last 3-4 years. I have it connected via a jumper on my PC 680 battery, so the master switch has to be on to power things up, but it is able...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Scott Hersha
I ran an extra hard line behind my left fuel tank...

I ran an extra hard line behind my left fuel tank for this purpose too. Question - you say “up 30 degrees from horizontal” for the AOA hole. Does this mean that the AOA hole is on top of the wing...
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,839
Posted By Scott Hersha
980 lbs, O-360, carbon Sensenich, VFR glass,...

980 lbs, O-360, carbon Sensenich, VFR glass, manual trim & flaps, two axis autopilot, cloth upholstered seats, no other upholstery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Scott Hersha
How about this reference from the GRT install...

How about this reference from the GRT install manual for AOA. Would 60* off from level work? I may do the same thing.

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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-21-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Scott Hersha
Interested….. Does it include the OAT probe? If...

Interested…..
Does it include the OAT probe? If so, which one? How old is it?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Scott Hersha
I broke my RV8 canopy during initial...

I broke my RV8 canopy during initial construction. I live about 45 minutes from Tipp City where the canopies are made. My crack was in the back half of the canopy (big cut already done). When I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By Scott Hersha
Depends on what airplane you are talking about....

Depends on what airplane you are talking about. The RV4, and the RV6 (at least early ones), only have one inspection opening in each wing. Sometimes a little more access is better. The newer RV8, 7,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,713
Posted By Scott Hersha
Something I’ve done to help make a bend close to...

Something I’ve done to help make a bend close to the flare is this: flare the tubing, install the sleeve and B-nut, then attach a spare fitting, preferably a straight bulkhead fitting because it’s a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By Scott Hersha
Here’s the extraction tool that actually works -...

Here’s the extraction tool that actually works - every time -

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/HARTING/09990000368?qs=%2Fha2pyFadugVq%252By%252B5D8b2yUKnB%252B1nbmIlsaXulySLL7ImcshPjnYow%3D%3D
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-11-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Scott Hersha
Actually, here’s a picture……. You’ll need to zoom...

Actually, here’s a picture……. You’ll need to zoom way in (and turn it around….. don’t know why). No color arcs, maybe not what you are looking for.

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Forum: RV-6/6A 08-11-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have two original Vans fuel level gages I...

I have two original Vans fuel level gages I removed from my RV4 during an upgrade. I don’t know if they are what you are looking for, but if they are, they are yours, just pay shipping. I thought...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,808
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have an old Craftsman that I rebuilt. I...

I have an old Craftsman that I rebuilt. I installed a blade with 24 teeth per inch, and ordered a new pulley that reduced the RPM to about 6-700 I think. It cuts through thick aluminum like butter....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By Scott Hersha
Insurance Renewal

I just got a phone call from my insurance broker - D.R. Cox & Co. She called me to let me know that my policy is one of the few that actually declined in cost this year. It went from $922 down to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,662
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ve had two RV8’s, and two RV4’s (and currently...

I’ve had two RV8’s, and two RV4’s (and currently building my second RV6 - primarily for my wife). For a “total performance” tandem RV, the RV8 wins because of its versatility in handling qualities...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Scott Hersha
I don’t think you’ve removed enough lead weight...

I don’t think you’ve removed enough lead weight to worry about. If you’re worried about your sawed tip breaking off, just pour some epoxy in to fill, or drill a small pilot hole and install a short...
Forum: Propellers 08-04-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By Scott Hersha
I went through the exact same thing with my RV4 -...

I went through the exact same thing with my RV4 - changed from a fixed pitch Sensenich metal prop to the carbon fiber GA Sensenich prop. I contacted my local FSDO and asked them if this was a major...
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 27,935
Posted By Scott Hersha
Cessna 170B with 4 cylinder Lycoming, control...

Cessna 170B with 4 cylinder Lycoming, control harmony (which the Cessna doesn’t have), 135K target cruise speed, baggage door, enough useful load to carry two full sized adults (in the four seat...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-24-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,150
Posted By Scott Hersha
And it has two Corvair engines….

And it has two Corvair engines….
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,168
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think I read on a Vic Syracuse article that...

I think I read on a Vic Syracuse article that torque seal on a nylock nut is unnecessary. Nothing wrong with it, but you should be checking the torque on these threads during a condition inspection...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-21-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, don’t forget to get over to the Wednesday...

Yep, don’t forget to get over to the Wednesday night airshow. Kenny Rieder (Redline 1) will be flying a pyro-filled routine in his RV8 in formation with 100(!) lit up UAV’s. This is the first time...
Forum: RV-4 07-19-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,970
Posted By Scott Hersha
Nice job Scott! Looks good to me. I used 3 #8...

Nice job Scott! Looks good to me. I used 3 #8 screws on the bracket (overkill probably) and made my bracket out off mild steel from Menards, but the setup is very similar. Your setup which is...
Forum: Northeast 07-18-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Scott Hersha
Resent PM. This time I included something in the...

Resent PM. This time I included something in the title line……. Seems it doesn’t work unless you do.
Forum: Northeast 07-17-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Scott Hersha
PM sent. RV6 project @ HAO.

PM sent. RV6 project @ HAO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,136
Posted By Scott Hersha
Stewart Transport shipped my ‘new’ RV6 from...

Stewart Transport shipped my ‘new’ RV6 from Oregon to Ohio for $2K. No need to crate anything. Wings go in fixtures on the sidewalls of the trailer. A hoist running the length of the trailer picks up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,139
Posted By Scott Hersha
“Fair” only counts in non-public forums……. The...

“Fair” only counts in non-public forums……. The new rule started at 12:01 Monday morning, so you’re right it hasn’t been 5 days, but it will be at midnight tonight, not 3 days, but who cares?? That’s...
Forum: RV-4 07-16-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By Scott Hersha
These are my Fairings-Etc upper fairings I...

These are my Fairings-Etc upper fairings I installed on my RV4 last year. I had to do a little work, but not much, and it turned out nicely..

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,139
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’ll need my BFR by the end of August, so I’m...

I’ll need my BFR by the end of August, so I’m planning plenty of fireside chats at OSH and will plan on being ready. My thoughts so far……. I think the FAA had to do something due to public outcry...
Forum: RV-4 07-12-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By Scott Hersha
O-360, carbed RV4, fixed pitch Sensenich GA...

O-360, carbed RV4, fixed pitch Sensenich GA carbon prop. 8,000’ DA 65% = 166 KTAS, 8.6 gph. 70-75% = 170 -173 KTAS, 9.7 gph.
I had a Sensenich metal at first - 72” diameter, 84” pitch, and it would...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-12-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By Scott Hersha
Does anyone have details on the new FAA rule...

Does anyone have details on the new FAA rule regarding paid instruction in an EAB, that is supposed to go into effect today (July 12, 2021)? We talked about it yesterday at our EAA chapter meeting...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-10-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks Dave. I was under the impression that the...

Thanks Dave. I was under the impression that the gussets were for the upper end of the landing gear tube, but from the post you sent, it apparently goes on the bottom. Vans still sells the gussets on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-10-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By Scott Hersha
Does anyone here have a link, or reference to the...

Does anyone here have a link, or reference to the service bulletin for the engine mount gussets? I haven’t been able to find it on the Vans website. I’m building an older used RV6 kit and I don’t...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 588,401
Posted By Scott Hersha
We are going to have a disco dance party in...

We are going to have a disco dance party in Steve’s hangar with dancing girls (short ones) on the lighted loft/dance floor.
Joking of course, but Steve has the nicest 14.4’ T-hangar at our airport -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 588,401
Posted By Scott Hersha
So……. are you saying your SS dishwasher is...

So……. are you saying your SS dishwasher is magnetic? — don’t tell your wife. Mine isn’t, but my SS frig is magnetic (just checked).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-05-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By Scott Hersha
It’s funny that you posted this, because I did...

It’s funny that you posted this, because I did the almost same thing today. I needed to enlarge wire run holes in the wings where a previous builder had installed very small snap bushings. The Vans...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,925
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m in! Subscribed. Want to make sure my nuts are...

I’m in! Subscribed. Want to make sure my nuts are tight!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By Scott Hersha
Awe Steve. That last picture got me. I so miss...

Awe Steve. That last picture got me. I so miss the cool, clear waters of northern Michigan. The second to last one did too - the Edmond Fitzgerald (similar looking ore boat), “ The legend lives on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,716
Posted By Scott Hersha
A friend of mine has N113UD on his RV8. The one...

A friend of mine has N113UD on his RV8. The one and the three are painted very close to each other……. his name is Bud….
November one BUD.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Scott Hersha
McMaster-Carr, thanks. Should have looked a...

McMaster-Carr, thanks. Should have looked a little deeper on their website.
.005 X 24” X 10’ is $170 and twice what I need. I’ll have to see if my hangar neighbor, RV7 builder Kevin needs some. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks for all the help and good advice....

Thanks for all the help and good advice. Fiberfrax is easy to find. SS foil .005 thick is more difficult. The only place I’ve found so far is online metals, but it comes in 100’ rolls for about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Scott Hersha
I can get fiberfrax at Spruce in 1/8” thickness....

I can get fiberfrax at Spruce in 1/8” thickness.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/fiberfrax.php?clickkey=6977

Is that thick enough? I found SS foil at Grainger for about $50 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Scott Hersha
Firewall

I’m building another RV6 from a used kit I recently purchased. I am working on firewall component installation on this nearly completed airframe and I have a couple questions relative to firewall...
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