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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,629
Posted By Pat Falley
A couple of airframe things to check for RV4...

A couple of airframe things to check for RV4 drumming. Sometimes several of the pop rivets along the lower edge of the cheek cowls break. It's subtle, because the paint will hold the heads in place...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,687
Posted By Pat Falley
Bake the wheel in the oven at 250 for about 20...

Bake the wheel in the oven at 250 for about 20 minutes. The race will drop in. Your wife will ask what are you cooking.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-09-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Pat Falley
I searched for a while, couldn't find any. I'm...

I searched for a while, couldn't find any. I'm making a set right now. I can send you drawings if you need them. I have the Van's drawing, and I made a weldment drawing for just the pedal.
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By Pat Falley
For formation training, back seater will need...

For formation training, back seater will need stick, throttle, and a radio transmit button.
Forum: RV-4 12-08-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,021
Posted By Pat Falley
I just went from a short gear -4 to a long gear...

I just went from a short gear -4 to a long gear -6 and went through similar. Both planes small motor, fixed pitch. It took a few flights of touch and gos to get comfortable. My recap:

The sight...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-01-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By Pat Falley
I stumbled across this this morning. Circa...

I stumbled across this this morning. Circa 1991.

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By Pat Falley
JIS is Japanese Industrial Standard. They are...

JIS is Japanese Industrial Standard. They are similar to phillips heads, but have a little different angle.
The preferred solution would be to not replace AN screws, but to replace the JIS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pat Falley
We went through that drill a few years ago, we...

We went through that drill a few years ago, we were convinced we had a wiring problem somewhere in the rear CP. It turned out to be the Sigtronics ICS. The service loop going to it was too tight...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Pat Falley
I set up my VFR RV-4 20+ years ago using two...

I set up my VFR RV-4 20+ years ago using two small SPDT switches. One for X-Mit which routes the transmit button signal to one radio or the other, and RCV, which routes the radio audio outputs to a...
Forum: Rocket 07-22-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By Pat Falley
Brake bleeding

With the RV-4, we have to unbolt one end of the master cylinder and rotate it such that the line to the brake sits lower than line to the brake fluid reservoir. This puts the "air" side up so you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By Pat Falley
I had Pegasus make braided stainless brake lines...

I had Pegasus make braided stainless brake lines for my -4 a few years ago. You can order any length and with any fittings. Mine go from the master cylinders all the way to the brake, no more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,767
Posted By Pat Falley
I did the guide reaming thing a few years ago. ...

I did the guide reaming thing a few years ago. There is a really good post on this site with step by step pictures I followed. Also, get a copy of Lycoming service bulletin 1425A, which is the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,415
Posted By Pat Falley
"Ice Box" rivets work nicely on the lighter...

"Ice Box" rivets work nicely on the lighter skins, there is noticeably less force needed to drive them, reducing skin pucker. Some of the nicer RVs were skinned using them. It's for cosmetics, so...
Forum: California 03-07-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By Pat Falley
Hangars are available at Gillespie, but it might...

Hangars are available at Gillespie, but it might take a few months depending on timing. I needed a spare hangar for a few months last year and with a little digging found three or four that were...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,066
Posted By Pat Falley
I did what Bill E describes, it works great. It...

I did what Bill E describes, it works great. It was an inexpensive and easy weekend project on an already flying airplane.
Forum: RV-4 09-05-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,918
Posted By Pat Falley
I spent two weekends figuring it out the first...

I spent two weekends figuring it out the first time.

You can bleed the brakes without disconnecting any lines. You have to remove the bolt that connects the master cylinder to the brake pedal at...
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,156
Posted By Pat Falley
For my RV4, I had to cut the 10" version down a...

For my RV4, I had to cut the 10" version down a little. The glue joint isn't holding up well (1500 hrs on it now). Aircraft Spruce has the 6.3 version (their part 07-13447), I'm thinking about...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 19,216
Posted By Pat Falley
If using a BOTH system and tanks are vented...

If using a BOTH system and tanks are vented properly, in uncoordinated flight, fuel will merely transfer from the high wing to the low wing, so unporting is not an issue until all the fuel from the...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,134
Posted By Pat Falley
I just did both cables, it took a few hours. I...

I just did both cables, it took a few hours. I had a stiff throttle cable at 1500 hrs. and figured it was easier to do both at once. Take good notes when disassembling the quadrant, there are lots...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-10-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,096
Posted By Pat Falley
I have a gold unit. At last condition inspection...

I have a gold unit. At last condition inspection I noticed the MP hose was loose, it failed just inside the box. It was easy to replace. I have basic engine instruments, didn't really notice any...
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,003
Posted By Pat Falley
Cool stability

With all the extra frontal area it might be a good idea to have a smart aero guy look at stability before you commit to flight.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,785
Posted By Pat Falley
They overhauled a cylinder for me a few weeks...

They overhauled a cylinder for me a few weeks ago. It took them 4 working days. Price seemed reasonable and it looked nice with everything freshly painted. 25 hrs on it so far.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,161
Posted By Pat Falley
I had the exact same problem, my strobe stopped...

I had the exact same problem, my strobe stopped working, low voltage at the strobe input. Re-crimping the wire terminal leads fixed the problem. Problem occurred at 1300 hrs.

I'm the 3rd owner,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-20-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By Pat Falley
fitting replacement tank

I had to replace my tanks due to slosh. I couldn't make a pattern or template that I thought would work, so here is what I came up with. It's basically measuring and marking each hole. It turned...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,466
Posted By Pat Falley
I had 680 go strong for 7 or 8 years. When I...

I had 680 go strong for 7 or 8 years. When I replaced it, I upgraded the Van's 35A alternator and regulator to B&C units (got tired of replacing alternators). With the new regulator, I adjusted for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,270
Posted By Pat Falley
Thumbs up I had Evan make replacement RV4 tanks three years...

I had Evan make replacement RV4 tanks three years ago due to failed slosh sealer. He definately has the process dialed in, nice workmanship, and no leaks or weeps after 200 hrs in service. It took...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,772
Posted By Pat Falley
I just went through the same drill last week. I...

I just went through the same drill last week. I used Pegasus -3 lines, 74" long, and used a grommet where they passed through the sides. Ordered them on line, took about a week, under $100 for...
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