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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By RVDan
I have a full set of Bruces covers for an RV-6. ...

I have a full set of Bruces covers for an RV-6. Covers, fuselage, tail feathers, wings and prop. The fuselage was originally one piece with the wings. It was a bit unwieldy for one person and I...
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By RVDan
Update- there has been a lot of interest in parts...

Update- there has been a lot of interest in parts list. I am pulling together things to publicly release in the next week or so. I will post the release in this thread, so if you follow the thread...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By RVDan
Yet another tug video- RV-6A

Aging and an injury started to make it harder for either my partner or I to move the airplane into the hangar and we decided to look into tugs. Commercially available tugs were just a bit more money...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By RVDan
I found this company to be the lowest cost. I...

I found this company to be the lowest cost. I never requested traceability for the materials, but never used the materials for primary structure.

https://www.carbonfiberglass.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By RVDan
I was transferring my registration from me to an...

I was transferring my registration from me to an LLC that I own and it took 8 months, having just received. I emailed when the temporary was about to expire and I got an extension “until the new...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-16-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By RVDan
I have flown an RV6A equipped with a O-360-A1A...

I have flown an RV6A equipped with a O-360-A1A which is same compression ratio and horsepower and constant speed prop. At 5000 ft 2300 rpm, WOT, I would flight plan 8 gph leaned, with a resulting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By RVDan
White. It is better seen by the human eye then...

White. It is better seen by the human eye then red, and therefore will serve the anti-collision purpose better. The human eye is most sensitive in the white color frequencies, and sees white as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,132
Posted By RVDan
Depending on the plastic, a primer may be...

Depending on the plastic, a primer may be required.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By RVDan
A nice robust solution with good ability to heat...

A nice robust solution with good ability to heat sink.
Forum: Fiberglass 06-13-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By RVDan
When doing wet layup for non-structural parts the...

When doing wet layup for non-structural parts the number of layers will depend on the cloth weight. The goal is to keep the resin to cloth ratio as to a minimum without having a dry layup. What...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By RVDan
Or you could do that😃

Or you could do that😃
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-12-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By RVDan
I think that this arrangement would be a “for...

I think that this arrangement would be a “for hire” activity under part 135. This type of activity is under close scrutiny by the FAA and your offer is now public. Suggest you only split the gas...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By RVDan
That calculates best L/d provides the best...

That calculates best L/d provides the best distance covered with minimum power. I think, min sink rate is really what is needed, but it must be taken with zero prop drag. That is not simple.

If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,818
Posted By RVDan
Schroth 5 point with rotary buckle. A couple of...

Schroth 5 point with rotary buckle. A couple of important points about the Schroth aircraft harness buckle. It is designed with a 30 degree pre-rotation before the pins begin to retract to prevent...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By RVDan
Early aircraft engines used auto, or more...

Early aircraft engines used auto, or more correctly tractor spark plugs. At that time there wasn’t a good boot or wire material and often the wire terminal was exposed to the weather. Also, the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,608
Posted By RVDan
+1 on drilling debris. The cleanliness issue...

+1 on drilling debris.

The cleanliness issue would extend to the oil cooler and lines, if not adequately protected during airplane construction. It is also possible that the contamination got...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-13-2022, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By RVDan
It’s the exchange rate Swiss Franc with the USD. ...

It’s the exchange rate Swiss Franc with the USD. 40 years ago the exchange rate was 2.1 SFC to a dollar. Now it’s almost on par. The Euro in Germany is much better.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By RVDan
Because Cleveland is owner by Parker and Parker...

Because Cleveland is owner by Parker and Parker takes additional contribution to overhead and profit. Cleveland wheels and brakes got crazy expensive once Parker got involved.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By RVDan
Plus one. I had a similar problem only once. ...

Plus one. I had a similar problem only once. Sent logs and ultimately Dynon had me send and they changed the HD.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By RVDan
If you get the number off of the bearing, they...

If you get the number off of the bearing, they can be had at a local bearing supply house for a fraction of the cost. I don’t have the numbers but have done that in the past. If they are damaged...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,267
Posted By RVDan
The interior part looks like a shock mount. The...

The interior part looks like a shock mount. The exterior is a ball end with the ball through stud screwed into the shock mount. Probably for mounting something, as others suggested, very possibly an...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,334
Posted By RVDan
A bit late to the discussion, but I once had this...

A bit late to the discussion, but I once had this happen. I had taxied to the runway and there was traffic waiting to takeoff on a taxiway that entered the runway from the opposite side.

Me: NXXXX...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By RVDan
No, I wired the system myself, no diplexer, only...

No, I wired the system myself, no diplexer, only a single coax directly to the SL30 nav input. But yes an open diplexer would do that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By RVDan
Bob, thanks for your response, which is pretty...

Bob, thanks for your response, which is pretty much where I am.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By RVDan
SL30 glideslope problem

I have a SL30 displayed on Skyview with a Bob Archer wingtip nav antenna and RG142 antenna cable. I can tune VOR’s from beyond the published service volumes, localizers from 40+ miles out and get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,944
Posted By RVDan
One also has to consider landing loads at the...

One also has to consider landing loads at the increased weight, particularly, reserve landing loads addressed by drop tests that represent hard landings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,388
Posted By RVDan
Assuming the carpet is removable, remove the...

Assuming the carpet is removable, remove the carpet for cleaning. For synthetic carpet, I would use naptha first, then follow up with a good grease cutting soap and water. The naptha will get out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By RVDan
I fly in the same area. This was a pop up TFR...

I fly in the same area. This was a pop up TFR with only a couple of hours notice. The TFR was later cancelled before it went into effect. POTUS plans to get hoem for a day got changed and he...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By RVDan
Some of the temp probes use a temperature sensing...

Some of the temp probes use a temperature sensing chip that varies current with temp. This device would not be compatible with systems using the much less accurate thermistor’s. In either case you...
Forum: Safety 01-28-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,564
Posted By RVDan
I took the FAA-CAMI sponsored training at Andrews...

I took the FAA-CAMI sponsored training at Andrews AFB in Maryland. They ran us through classroom training and labs for several physiology subjects, including vertigo, hypoxia and night vision. A...
Forum: Reviews 01-25-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 948
Posted By RVDan
Dynon Support

I just wanted to provide a shoutout for Dynon. One of my Classic Skyview displays that is about 10 years in service went back to Dynon due to a Error 11 warning message that happened just once. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By RVDan
When it is cold enough that you want heat, the...

When it is cold enough that you want heat, the engine oil temps are low enough that the vernatherm is not diverting much oil to the cooler and you are blocking off airflow to the cooler to get oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,233
Posted By RVDan
It is important to note that this is a part 91...

It is important to note that this is a part 91 requirement not part 43 and therefore 43.1 does not relieve one from the 91.417 requirements. Unless there is something else exempting EAB from record...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By RVDan
I have Skyview classic with SL30 and no problems...

I have Skyview classic with SL30 and no problems with localizer display when the SL30 is tuned to a localizer frequency and was selected on the display as the HSI source.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,510
Posted By RVDan
Zooming in on the photo, it looks like some...

Zooming in on the photo, it looks like some filiform corrosion around the screws and at some spots on the skin. Might check that out.

The rivets definitely make one wonder what else is done...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,960
Posted By RVDan
If the skin is flat where you are mounting the...

If the skin is flat where you are mounting the antenna, you can leave the pad out. If you leave the rubber pad out, you should filet seal the antenna to skin joint to prevent water entry which will...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-26-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,420
Posted By RVDan
6061-T6 has lower allowables then 2024-T3 in...

6061-T6 has lower allowables then 2024-T3 in general so the substitution would be questionable.
The easy way to duplicate the hole pattern, would be to carefully hammer the dimples on the 6061 sheet...
Forum: Propellers 12-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,999
Posted By RVDan
The NYCO 3058 grease is a synthetic and must not...

The NYCO 3058 grease is a synthetic and must not be mixed with Aeroshell 5 or 6. Synthetics and petroleum based greases do not commingle. The petroleum grease can actually create a barrier to the...
Forum: COMM 11-07-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,771
Posted By RVDan
In my early teens (late 60’s), I built an RC...

In my early teens (late 60’s), I built an RC radio and receiver from a kit. When it didn’t work as expected, I ended up building a signal strength meter from a schematic that was either the same ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By RVDan
Marking or otherwise identifying wires is good...

Marking or otherwise identifying wires is good practice that makes troubleshooting systems or future modifications like avionics upgrades much simpler then having to trace wiring from pin to pin. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,560
Posted By RVDan
I’m in the PPG camp. True they are qualified to...

I’m in the PPG camp. True they are qualified to the same Mil, but the Mil doesn’t address Avgas. I think the PPG PRC 1422 is better with avgas. No real data to support this other than experience.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,983
Posted By RVDan
Thisis the opposite case, but it is the source of...

Thisis the opposite case, but it is the source of my mistrust of oil analysis, in the short run.

One time, I was starting an annual inspection, took the oil sample, sent it out and proceeded to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-23-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,168
Posted By RVDan
From a reliability standpoint, there are 2 things...

From a reliability standpoint, there are 2 things to consider, peak temperatures, and the duration the devices are exposed to those temps. While the unit may survive short term operations at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,870
Posted By RVDan
The main purpose of this test is to determine if...

The main purpose of this test is to determine if the insulator is defective, cracked or has a damaged/ contaminated surface, any of which will result in arcing down the insulator to the plug housing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,858
Posted By RVDan
Comparison of RV-10 to Sling TSI

This link is a you tube video from an RVer comparing a number of 4 place airplane, including the Sling and the RV-10.

https://youtu.be/cZceReIw6xQ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,228
Posted By RVDan
Fixed pitch cruise prop like the Sensenich is...

Fixed pitch cruise prop like the Sensenich is most always over square.
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By RVDan
There is an RV 10 build going on at the Frederick...

There is an RV 10 build going on at the Frederick EAA chapter. PM me for contact info.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,252
Posted By RVDan
I did a retrofit for the crotch strap. Made my...

I did a retrofit for the crotch strap. Made my own parts. You will need to either modify the existing cushions or replace them with one with the slot for the strap. I had old cushions when I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,648
Posted By RVDan
One thing to note. If you get ANY hydraulic...

One thing to note. If you get ANY hydraulic fluid on the disc and you don't clean with solvent thoroughly, or if you get fluid on the brake pads, they will also make noise like this. How long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,191
Posted By RVDan
Post number 2 has the answer. Anytime that you...

Post number 2 has the answer. Anytime that you countersink to a near knife edge hole or beyond, the pilot can’t keep the bit centered. You need a guide, and the backup piece will do that if you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By RVDan
Usually something like this happens because the...

Usually something like this happens because the tension arm bolt is not tightened and the alternator moves, or the bracket cracks allowing the alternator to move. If the installation is correct...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By RVDan
No that means the baro data is missing or invalid...

No that means the baro data is missing or invalid 25% of the transmissions. Invalid means corrupted data, not static error.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 27,792
Posted By RVDan
I am wondering if the 4 year timeframe for a more...

I am wondering if the 4 year timeframe for a more permanent fix is so they can amend the Part 91 rules to allow you to receive instruction in your own airplane and so on. It would be the right...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,741
Posted By RVDan
There is some very good general information in...

There is some very good general information in the Tony Bingelis books. Google search his name and you will find “Firewall Forward” and “Engines” which may help. They are a little old, but the...
Forum: Propellers 07-07-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,950
Posted By RVDan
The restriction is listed on the propeller type...

The restriction is listed on the propeller type certificate and in the Hartzell Propeller manual, which you should have. It is not really just advice. If you stay inside of the RPM range, the prop...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,753
Posted By RVDan
I found a pair online at Allied Electric.

I found a pair online at Allied Electric.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By RVDan
There is typically not enough thickness to turn...

There is typically not enough thickness to turn small aircraft brake discs. If you have Cleveland brakes the data can be found here: https://www.parker.com/literature/WBtech.PDF
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-20-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,621
Posted By RVDan
When the screw or bolt that screws into the...

When the screw or bolt that screws into the nutplate is tightened, the clamp up will try to pull the nutplate to the skin it is mounted to. The body of the nutplate must sit flush on the inside of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-20-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,195
Posted By RVDan
I have an Electroair system which is pretty good...

I have an Electroair system which is pretty good and cost effective. I did have a problem with the MAP sensor that drove the need to replace it. They supported me with a loaner for troubleshooting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,412
Posted By RVDan
The 2000 to 2250 range is typically for certain...

The 2000 to 2250 range is typically for certain Hartzell CS props due to a harmonic. As mentioned, to make sure your Sensenich has the same limitations, look at the TCDS, but I doubt it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By RVDan
As stated in post #2, this is a known issue if...

As stated in post #2, this is a known issue if the static system test function is not used.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,380
Posted By RVDan
As someone else asked, what was the oil temp? ...

As someone else asked, what was the oil temp? The RV’s with a 360 in them don’t like slow flying and maneuvering at low airspeeds when it is warm to hot outside. The oil temp gets hot, oil pressure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,313
Posted By RVDan
I could use a pair. $150 for the pair would be...

I could use a pair. $150 for the pair would be palatable, but I realize the mold cost etc. might drive higher costs. Perhaps, you could get Vans to sign up for a qty buy so they can support their...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,445
Posted By RVDan
It is not uncommon to weigh an aircraft full...

It is not uncommon to weigh an aircraft full fuel, if you have a good fuel capacity for the tanks. I doubt that fuel density or qty errors would make up your weight gain.

Do you have a good...
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