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Forum: My RV Build Project 03-21-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Pulled my old radio setup and installed a new...

Pulled my old radio setup and installed a new Garmin GTR200B. Long-term aim is to fit a GPS 175 and get the RV-6 IFR-equipped for LPV approaches.

So far I really like the GTR 200B. The 3D audio...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Update - I wrote an Oshkosh / East Coast trip...

Update - I wrote an Oshkosh / East Coast trip report here: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1551782&posted=1#post1551782
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By jamlip
After some time the controller and I were able to...

After some time the controller and I were able to relay messages, first via an AA flight overhead, then Delta. It was awkward and time consuming, but I very much appreciated his effort in looking out...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By jamlip
By now, dog walkers and joggers had started to...

By now, dog walkers and joggers had started to arrive in the park. The early morning mist had all but burnt off, and with it most of the site’s intense ambience. I could see weather to the west, and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By jamlip
On the way back to Delaware I flew in formation...

On the way back to Delaware I flew in formation with an SNJ, and after that, had my first go in a Stearman (this one with a Wasp-Junior up front). As I said -...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By jamlip
Heading south out of Detroit I crossed into...

Heading south out of Detroit I crossed into Canada, then re-entered US airspace in Ohio, where I stopped at Port Clinton to see 'the Tin Goose'. I had no idea what this Tin Goose was, assuming it was...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,691
Posted By jamlip
From SoCal to Airventure 2021, and beyond, in a rescue-puppy RV-6

Preamble: in 2019 I bought an RV-6 project. It needed rewiring, plus a few other bits sorting. I made a thread about it here: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=174719

I finished...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-26-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Everything I've read leads to Classic...

Everything I've read leads to Classic Aero.

Yeah, 14 hours in the air, ducking and weaving around a front that extended from NC to AZ. Sometimes at 11,000, sometimes at 500. Lots of interesting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-24-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Little update. I've had the aircraft flying for...

Little update.

I've had the aircraft flying for just over a year now and I really love it. It's fast, carries way more than the 4 did, and I've just worked out how to land it properly (despite my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-06-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Here you...

Here you go...

https://i.imgur.com/NbDsg8El.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YgxpFNwl.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Record for late reply? I went with electric...

Record for late reply? I went with electric trim.

I ran a push-pull cable from the elevator trim through to a box that had been added to the back of my storage area (which is not part of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By jamlip
Thanks Ed. Unfortunately you're making the...

Thanks Ed.

Unfortunately you're making the absolutely insane and totally unreasonable assumption that our federal friends will actually bother to pick up the phone (I've been trying for weeks).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By jamlip
DAR to amend Operating Limitations?

Looking for a DAR to amend my RV-6's operating limitations, which currently prohibit overflight of built-up areas.

Does anyone have any recommendations?
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-17-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Hi Paul, It's the RV-6 grimace. What a great...

Hi Paul,

It's the RV-6 grimace.

What a great machine.

James
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-14-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Installed a larger baffle in front of cylinder 1....

Installed a larger baffle in front of cylinder 1. Put the (very rough, unfinished) wheel pants on. Flew to Chino.

400F on climbout, 380 in cruise. #3 is no longer my hottest (now it's #2,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-10-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
**** your cold #3, Lars! OK, I think I'm coming...

**** your cold #3, Lars!

OK, I think I'm coming around to the fact that I have to do that mod. I'll try flying it with the forward baffle first, just to see.

One thing I did notice was that the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-10-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Took it up for some spins. In particular, I...

Took it up for some spins. In particular, I wanted to simulated a slow, tight, base-to-final, to find out at which point it will drop a wing. The tight pattern approach, that this thing seems to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-07-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks John. I may just try the 'washer under the...

Thanks John. I may just try the 'washer under the mounting screw' trick to see what difference it makes. My cylinders are wrapped, and I don't really want to change the rest of the setup (unless...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-07-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks Ed - definitely the same ones. They're...

Thanks Ed - definitely the same ones. They're nice.

Dan - I've read that thread, thank you. I think they're showing an O-320. My 360 has more fin depth, and fins around the intake port.

I have put...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Took the RV-6 to work today. First proper trip in...

Took the RV-6 to work today. First proper trip in it.

I've fitted the gear legs (no pants yet) and saw 7 knots increase in cruise. I now see 167 knots at 24/24. I'd really like to get 174 knots,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-30-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Started the dreaded wheel pants. Rough fit in...

Started the dreaded wheel pants.

Rough fit in daylight.

https://i.imgur.com/sfmgxatl.jpg

Back at night with a laser level and an engine crane. Lifted the acft from the engine mount so that the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Updated my EFIS and got my EchoUAT talking to the...

Updated my EFIS and got my EchoUAT talking to the GPS. Whilst I was staring at the screen, some genius fired a Honda Civic through the airport fence. The passenger ran off, which was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-25-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Cheers Marc. Glad to be of service! Pete, Dan -...

Cheers Marc. Glad to be of service!

Pete, Dan - I went straight in with the three pointers, deeming wheel landings to be a bit advanced for the time being. Agreed on the flare height decision issue!...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-24-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Hi Lars. I don't have the resistor or the 4.8V...

Hi Lars.

I don't have the resistor or the 4.8V set up on the RV-6. I think I stuck the wire on there and never went back to complete the task. I can't believe I did the same thing on the -4......
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-24-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Did another 2 1/2 hours flying around the desert...

Did another 2 1/2 hours flying around the desert in the -6 today. It didn't take me long to fall in love - I absolutely adore it.

It's 90% of the RV-4 to fly, but things like the constant speed prop...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-24-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Some shots of Brett running a canyon in his RV-8....

Some shots of Brett running a canyon in his RV-8. SMOKE ON!

https://i.imgur.com/R6LtF39h.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/q7ZUizlh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DqHLxJPh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Iq2ddd9h.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
8. Gear leg fairings and wheel pants!

8. Gear leg fairings and wheel pants!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
7. Smoke system

7. Smoke system
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Almost forgot my to-do list, now my -6 is...

Almost forgot my to-do list, now my -6 is flying...

1. The ADSB doesn't even register on the network. Something configured wrong. I had this same setup in the RV-4, so hoping it will be a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
So the reason for my visit to Chino was to help...

So the reason for my visit to Chino was to help some friends get their newly-built RV-8 in the air. I met Brett and Julia at Axel's Inyokern Ice Cream Social a few years ago where they arrived in a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-23-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
OK, up at 4.30am yesterday morning to take...

OK, up at 4.30am yesterday morning to take advantage of the cool (92F) air. Engines just sound better in the dark.

Box climb to 6000 over the airport. All Ts & Ps in the green. Hottest cylinder hit...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-21-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Hi Brian. I'm aware, and I'm still not really...

Hi Brian. I'm aware, and I'm still not really sure why the Emag can allegedly run this much advance (via the advance curve, at high power settings) when Lycoming say it can't, or shouldn't.

Anyway,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Hi Brian, Interesting, I hadn't queried why they...

Hi Brian,

Interesting, I hadn't queried why they were able to run so much advance. So I just called Emag and asked the question. The answer was 'because we have the control to do it'.

I understand...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
I've dialled the Emags back five degrees so I...

I've dialled the Emags back five degrees so I should now be running 29 degrees advance. Noticed the intake tube nuts were slightly loose, which made me wonder about a lean condition. That might a bit...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Just back from another midnight cool-ish-air...

Just back from another midnight cool-ish-air hangar thrash.

I dropped the oil. It's pretty discoloured and there is a slight glittery appearance, like you'd see at a 25 hours change. This oil has...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-17-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thank you Doug - that is interesting...

Thank you Doug - that is interesting reading.

Guess I need to go hunt down a 60s Cherokee to inspect. For the time being, I may do the washer mod, if it hasn't beed done already.

One thing that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks Brian. Yes, this had crossed my mind also.

Thanks Brian. Yes, this had crossed my mind also.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
I hadn't considered the blow-by. I've already...

I hadn't considered the blow-by. I've already done a leakdown test on the motor and the test results were good, so suspect probably not an issue.

Regardless, I'll take the dipstick off and have a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks. Yes, nice to have it flying. I'm not...

Thanks. Yes, nice to have it flying.

I'm not sure about an oil flow restriction. Oil pressure is right where it should be. The cooler was extremely hot after landing.

Last night I went to a concert...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-15-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Well, it...

Well, it flies.

https://i.imgur.com/DM3pwz6m.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DA4KmeDm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/t4Ner0gm.jpg

I made three short flights. The first was from Palm Springs (KPSP) to Thermal...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-15-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks Lars. I will either move the flow...

Thanks Lars.

I will either move the flow transducer forward, or create a sweeping loop in the fuel line between the two.

The RV-4 actually had the same issue, albeit with a much smaller effect, and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-14-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Yep, good aeroplane to a good guy. I'm glad it...

Yep, good aeroplane to a good guy. I'm glad it ended well, but I sure do miss it.

Today I started work very early and was finished by about 10.30, so I went to the hangar to screw with the plane....
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Progress report, I guess. I have one nut to...

Progress report, I guess.

I have one nut to tighten on a bulkhead grommet and the aircraft is ready to fly. I just keep putting it off, and I'm not sure why. Kind of lost my mojo.

I miss my RV-4 a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-11-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
In reply to the trim wheel direction, yes, it...

In reply to the trim wheel direction, yes, it runs backwards. I've flown aircraft with trim switches that run in reverse (push down for nose up, etc) and never found it a problem, so hopefully the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-08-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Latest update on this treacle-paced...

Latest update on this treacle-paced project...

Made a manual trim bracket. I never liked the flimsy centre console setup in the RV-6, so I re-routed the cable and figured I'd mount it sideways, so...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-15-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Not quite yet! As I mentioned earlier in the...

Not quite yet!

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I started a house addition.
In the past few weeks I've built a garage and am about halfway through framing the main part of the job, which is a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-24-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Too kind. I do hope so.

Too kind. I do hope so.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-24-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
OK, so I'm down to a handful of things left to do...

OK, so I'm down to a handful of things left to do on this silly old crate. One of them is to mount the manual trim cable and, due to reconfiguring the centre tunnel (yes, I should never have done...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-23-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
I'm looking forward to this. He's a menace at...

I'm looking forward to this. He's a menace at home, but at the hangar he knows to behave, and I even had him handing me tools, which is a real benchmark. It's nice to have a lackey.



Thanks Lars....
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-22-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Well the RV-4 sold today to the first viewer. I...

Well the RV-4 sold today to the first viewer. I don't feel particularly happy about it - I love that aircraft. It was my gateway to aviation in the US and I have lots of happy memories attached to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-17-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
I am an idiot.

I am an idiot.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-16-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Big progress today. I've been putting off, for...

Big progress today.

I've been putting off, for months now, making the little L-brackets that tie the floor stringers to the spar box. Just a fiddly job that wasn't going to produce any exciting end...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
A while back, whilst trying to decide what coms...

A while back, whilst trying to decide what coms to put in this thing, I found a local ad from a guy selling basic 2.25" mount radios for a few hundred dollars a pop. His name was Frank, and he had a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-12-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks Paul

Thanks Paul
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-10-2020, 11:45 PM
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Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
https://i.imgur.com/kKVIfixh.jpg https://i.imgur....

https://i.imgur.com/kKVIfixh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/j2PjzA8h.jpg

Next step is to hang the thing on the aircraft, fit the nutplates, hit it with 320 grit and drop it in for paint next week.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-10-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Cowl update. After much deliberation, I...

Cowl update.

After much deliberation, I concluded that the cowl just really let the whole aircraft down. The way it had been butchered with all the screw holes, and how they sat perfectly at...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-20-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
https://i.imgur.com/JcwNzqJl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JcwNzqJl.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-18-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Some fiberglass stuff and a few other odds and...

Some fiberglass stuff and a few other odds and sods arrive from Spruce. Once the cowling is done, the aircraft will be ready for a Condition Inspection.

I have sort of been ignoring the last detail...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-04-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks Stu and Bruce. Bruce - beautiful work....

Thanks Stu and Bruce.

Bruce - beautiful work. I'm PM'ing you now!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-29-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Next thing on the list - this one makes me feel...

Next thing on the list - this one makes me feel really itchy...

I heard, somewhere down the line, that this aircraft was built for the first owner by a Vans serial offender. As such, the overally...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-28-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 447,324
Posted By jamlip
Hi Dave, What grit are you using on your...

Hi Dave,

What grit are you using on your block?

I'd start off heavy on the mud, then cut it to shape with 40 grit. Going super coarse gives a good cut, which stops the block riding along on the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-28-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks Boyd. After a bit of testing, I...

Thanks Boyd. After a bit of testing, I ascertained it was the solenoid that had gone out. A bit of googling showed that it came from a late model Crown Vic, so off I went to Car Quest, who had one in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-27-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
Thanks Pete. My feeling too - manual over...

Thanks Pete. My feeling too - manual over electric every time. It's just in this application, with the centre console removed and no logical place to mount the cable, I think the setup is going to be...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-26-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 99,130
Posted By jamlip
I've been ignoring the project. My RV-4 ate a...

I've been ignoring the project. My RV-4 ate a cylinder, so I replaced it, did the hour of power and remembered how much I enjoyed flying just for the sale of it. So I did a bit more, then went to the...
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