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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Scott Hersha
DJ at Cleaveland Aircraft Tool. $45 for two of...

DJ at Cleaveland Aircraft Tool. $45 for two of them, at least when ordered with seats. She does really great work.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed Today, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 653
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím guessing that the #2 cylinder connecting rod...

Iím guessing that the #2 cylinder connecting rod hardware came apart and punched a hole in the side of the crankcase next to the #2 cylinder - or something similar. The loss of most/all of the oil...
Forum: Fiberglass 10-02-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve used warm soapy water to remove the blush,...

Iíve used warm soapy water to remove the blush, although WS says soap is not required or desired. Warm water scrubbed with a scotchbrite pad should do what you need. Peel ply (Dacron cloth) will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,826
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím with Paul on this. You had 52 hours on your...

Iím with Paul on this. You had 52 hours on your oil, so you had dirty oil. Something might have gotten stuck in that ball valve, which would give you just what you saw. An obstruction stuck on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Scott Hersha
The fairing is itself a skin doubler, so no. No...

The fairing is itself a skin doubler, so no. No inside doubler required or needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 199,553
Posted By Scott Hersha
Landing area for the Cone-Heads?

Landing area for the Cone-Heads?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By Scott Hersha
Looks like you need to find a engine overhaul...

Looks like you need to find a engine overhaul shop at an airport with airline service. That makes it a little more challenging. There is Signature Engines at KLUK (Cincinnati). KCVG (airline) is a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By Scott Hersha
+2 for JB Aircraft Engine Service in Sebring, FL....

+2 for JB Aircraft Engine Service in Sebring, FL. (Jimmy Brod) Drop it off, come and get it whenís itís done.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-27-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bummer Darren (I love your fish fry), but thanks...

Bummer Darren (I love your fish fry), but thanks for letting us know ahead of time. Good call. That storm is a monster.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít understand why you canít align to the...

I donít understand why you canít align to the whole trailing edge wingtip. You split the whole TE of the fiberglass wingtip all the way out, and maybe a little way forward if needed, in fact it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Scott Hersha
To a certain degree, you get what you pay for....

To a certain degree, you get what you pay for. There are better deals out there, but you need do do your research. Iíve had three plane power alternators, and had problems with two of them. On my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,455
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Agree. Mine is a -6 with the aluminum angle,...

Yep. Agree. Mine is a -6 with the aluminum angle, so different. No reason not to fill the errant hole with the double flush and orient the nutplate north to south. Easy to do. Make sue you drill...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By Scott Hersha
Pretty much agree with Greg, although I’m not...

Pretty much agree with Greg, although I’m not sure if re-glassing the holes and re-drilling is necessary. If the wingtips fit on the wings without putting anything but a very small load for making...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hereís a couple pics of mine, recently...

Hereís a couple pics of mine, recently completed:

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31494
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Scott Hersha
There is a baffle part that is missing on yours -...

There is a baffle part that is missing on yours - 2 actually. They are called conical gussets. You make them out of .032. Start with a piece of stiff paper to get the size and shape right and then...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-24-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,173
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes, what a beautiful paint job. A guy at my...

Yes, what a beautiful paint job. A guy at my airport has an Evoke paint job, and it is stunning. A cool paint job sells airplanes - at least for a while. If youíre not planning on selling your bird,...
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,911
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít know if the RV14 has a manual roll trim...

I donít know if the RV14 has a manual roll trim option, but that is what I have on my new RV6, and it works very well. My GRT EFIS doesnít have the option of driving the trim motors, so Iím not...
Forum: Safety 09-24-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,987
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thatís a good presentation Ed. I like to keep...

Thatís a good presentation Ed. I like to keep things simple, and the way you did it in gliders is an excellent method for doing that. Most of us flying RVís are very comfortable with steep bank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Scott Hersha
The Usher diagram above says to change the viton...

The Usher diagram above says to change the viton o-ring annually or when needed. Caution - the reference number for that o-ring is 2-325 on the upper diagram, and 2-235 on the lower diagram. I think...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-22-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,581
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, youíre probably right since he has an RV6....

Yep, youíre probably right since he has an RV6. RV6ís sell for less than a comparative RV7, but sometimes I think the difference is greater than it should be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Scott Hersha
I just finished a second hand kit. No build log...

I just finished a second hand kit. No build log with mine either - I kept one though for my efforts. The kit was started (according to the mother ship) in 1992. I bought it from a Vans Aircraft...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,581
Posted By Scott Hersha
“Sorry you had to pick the six” I’m wondering...

“Sorry you had to pick the six” I’m wondering what that means. If you think as a buyer that the RV6 is inferior, you should consider some realities about the two airplanes (RV6 vs RV7) before you...
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,652
Posted By Scott Hersha
The torque the nut, loosen, insert the wire, then...

The torque the nut, loosen, insert the wire, then re-torque method has always worked for me, but the safety cable is way easier. While working for GE in flight ops support, I took a safety wire class...
Forum: Propellers 09-21-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,652
Posted By Scott Hersha
The torque the nut, loosen, insert the wire, then...

The torque the nut, loosen, insert the wire, then re-torque method has always worked for me, but the safety cable is way easier. While working for GE in flight ops support, I took a safety wire class...
Forum: Reviews 09-18-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hereís what Iím thinkingÖÖ. I ordered the UGL...

Hereís what Iím thinkingÖÖ. I ordered the UGL today. Iíll use it as the primary gust lock on a nice day, but supplement it with an external lock for my ailerons on a not so nice day. Iím also not...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-17-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,875
Posted By Scott Hersha
I once bought an old used tent on Craigslist and...

I once bought an old used tent on Craigslist and used it as a paint booth. I cut a hole in one side for a fan and a hole in the top for air intake. After I was done with it, it went in the trash. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Scott Hersha
True enough. I built a Fastback RV8 with the tip...

True enough. I built a Fastback RV8 with the tip over canopy, and the visibility was amazing - no roll bar to block my viewÖÖ. but opening a slider after landing and hanging my arm out the side,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Scott Hersha
Why would you want to do that??ÖÖ.. Sliders are...

Why would you want to do that??ÖÖ.. Sliders are coolÖÖ. literally.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-16-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,069
Posted By Scott Hersha
I also used the Milwaukee ratchet - in fact I...

I also used the Milwaukee ratchet - in fact I bought it specifically for this purpose.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/Fastening/Ratchets

To make access easier, I disconnected...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used a borrowed pair of those ACS control locks...

I used a borrowed pair of those ACS control locks once, and was surprised to find that I could move the control surface by hand - without too much force, and the locked strap just slid through itís...
Forum: Reviews 09-16-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Greg. Iíve found the ASA folks to be...

Thank you Greg. Iíve found the ASA folks to be very good when it comes to customer service, and your experience reinforces that.
Forum: Reviews 09-16-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By Scott Hersha
UGL (Ultimate Gust Lock)

Looking for PIREPS on the ASA UGL. Does it work? Is it easy? Would you recommend it? I have an RV6.

Thanks
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By Scott Hersha
Question about the glide ratio with a constant...

Question about the glide ratio with a constant speed prop - because I donít know the answer. I assume in this possible scenario, you are gliding power off because your engine has failed. Is a failed...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used steel angles that I made to replace the Al...

I used steel angles that I made to replace the Al angles that cracked on my first RV8. I also used a fabricated steel angle for the horizontal part on the #4 baffle side, tied to the vertical one. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,608
Posted By Scott Hersha
Maybe Iím lucky (because I know Iím not good),...

Maybe Iím lucky (because I know Iím not good), but itís never taken me more than 15 minutes to check/inflate my tires through the 1Ē opening in the aft wheel pant, covered by a snap cover. No need to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Scott Hersha
I need one set if you happen to need to split...

I need one set if you happen to need to split them.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By Scott Hersha
Was the part number you ordered different than...

Was the part number you ordered different than the part you received? If so, send it back and get the correct one. If they have a one size fits all for this part, you may have to trim it to fit your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,608
Posted By Scott Hersha
I doubt there is a measurable aerodymic...

I doubt there is a measurable aerodymic difference by just leaving it open. If you havenít drilled your holes yet, go fly and take some measurements, then drill the holes and see if you can tell. If...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just checked Carlos. Sorry, I donít have one.

Just checked Carlos. Sorry, I donít have one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-11-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just checked Carlos. Sorry, I donít have one.

Just checked Carlos. Sorry, I donít have one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By Scott Hersha
Carlos, Iíll check on Monday and let you know if...

Carlos,
Iíll check on Monday and let you know if I have one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve always left a little extra plexi material...

Iíve always left a little extra plexi material outside the trim line - maybe 1/8Ē. You may have to squeeze the lense a little to insert it through the landing light opening, but it is pretty easy...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you have some tooling capabilities and the...

If you have some tooling capabilities and the right equipment you could possibly make them yourself. I know there are a lot of pilots that would appreciate that....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-10-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By Scott Hersha
Any small LED battery powered area light should...

Any small LED battery powered area light should work and doesnít require any wiring.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By Scott Hersha
What size scat hose? I may have one. You could...

What size scat hose? I may have one.

You could also “weld” the scat hose to the engine mount tube with some red high temp RTV, making sure you leave a little slack in the hose to account for engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,608
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is what Iíve used on all 6 of my RVís to...

This is what Iíve used on all 6 of my RVís to plug the 1Ēaccess hole:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-2-Pack-3-7-in-White-Plastic-Hole-Plug/3109067

They come in black and white where I live, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Carl. I didnít realize that (I should...

Thank you Carl. I didnít realize that (I should have). I just sent a request.
Thanks
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By Scott Hersha
Jon Thocker, Ken Reider, and I bought the FlyBoys...

Jon Thocker, Ken Reider, and I bought the FlyBoys jig several years ago together at Oshkosh. We are at the same airport. Iíve used it twice, Jon used it, and Ken used it - about to use it again on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you John. I put a bypass behind #3 (my...

Thank you John. I put a bypass behind #3 (my second coolest cylinder), and also in front of #2 (my coolest cylinder). The cooling fins are not blocked in the same way on cylinders #1, and #4. Iím...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Attachment 30662 & 63 30669 30670

Attachment 30662 & 63

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30670
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Attachment 30661 30668

Attachment 30661

30668
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Attachment 30660 30667

Attachment 30660

30667
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Attachment 30659 30666

Attachment 30659

30666
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well, gee. Iím too frequently puzzled as to why...

Well, gee. Iím too frequently puzzled as to why sometimes my linked pics work, and sometimes they donít. I use the exact same process each time. Maybe thereís a limit to picture posting? Maybe I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Phase 1

Iíve found that during Phase 1 flight testing, this is what it is all aboutÖÖ.. fixing problems. My first flight, after my FAA inspection on 8/26/2022, and then fixing a fuel leak that I found...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-05-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By Scott Hersha
I did that mod to my RV6 (current), and made sure...

I did that mod to my RV6 (current), and made sure to machine a gradual taper in the transition from the .625 straight section for the TW fork on the tail spring. Hopefully I wonít suffer the same...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,500
Posted By Scott Hersha
Looks like it broke right where the tapered...

Looks like it broke right where the tapered spring transitions to the straight section that goes into the fork. There should be a gradual transition right there. Iíd say that it broke in a good...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Scott Hersha
Nice! I hope you post some pics. Iíve always...

Nice! I hope you post some pics. Iíve always thought the chin scoop was the draggiest part of my airplane. There are lots of smashed bugs that collect there. They are being smashed by blunt force.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes, I think they are talking about replacing the...

Yes, I think they are talking about replacing the chin scoop ďsnow shovelĒ on the updraft cowls with an almost smooth non scoop cowl. An additional Ďbumpí being incorporated to accommodate a modified...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,017
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Jim. As much as this is an...

I agree with Jim. As much as this is an inconvenience for you, you have insurance (hopefully), and this is is an insurance claim. Let them take care of it. If itís repairable, use the advice you...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,510
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow Matt. Iím surprised that the flight ever got...

Wow Matt. Iím surprised that the flight ever got to the point it did before failure with that fitting. Makes sense though. It took more than 2 minutes for my engine to quit after selecting OFF on my...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-31-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,510
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím not even sure that there was a restrictor...

Iím not even sure that there was a restrictor fitting in that erroneously placed line. The NTSB report says that there was a #4 ďreduced flowĒ fitting with the 3/8Ē (#6) line capped off. Well, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,148
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, I recommend you master this one weakness...

Larry,
I recommend you master this one weakness as you proceed with your training (radio communication) and not put it off. You will always need this skill and any deficiency in this area will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used a combination of 9 oz tape, and 9 oz...

I used a combination of 9 oz tape, and 9 oz bidirectional (BID). Tape pieces were placed about 45* from each other. The BID was good for going around curves. Iím sorry, I donít know if was type S or...
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