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Forum: RV-4 08-11-2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Capflyer
Here is how I did it. Included a nice slot on...

Here is how I did it. Included a nice slot on top for tucking stuff into.
Forum: Rocket 07-12-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,435
Posted By Capflyer
Looks like John's first HR1 is for sale on BS. ...

Looks like John's first HR1 is for sale on BS. There are some logbook entries shown in the pics. One indicates a top speed of 218 kts in level flight was obtained and flutter tested up to 260mph.
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2022, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Capflyer
Thank you for the link. I'll need this down the...

Thank you for the link. I'll need this down the line as well. I entered the number in the search box and it came right up after I removed the leading "0" from the "060", so 5702-75-60. They are...
Forum: Rocket 06-07-2022, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Capflyer
Sorry for my confusing question but I got an...

Sorry for my confusing question but I got an answer from John Harmon on this late yesterday. He said if the ribs would be close to the original position it would be fine, just not to drill any new...
Forum: Rocket 06-05-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Capflyer
Wing Ribs

I am working on a secondhand RV4 kit where the original builder built the spars for a HRII clipped wing mating to a standard RV4 fuselage. I am going the full HRII route. The measurements for the...
Forum: RV-3 06-02-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,790
Posted By Capflyer
I googled him and found a bunch of info, good...

I googled him and found a bunch of info, good call. My own experience was on an RV4 I purchased secondhand. Had very heavy pitch control that was horrible anywhere over 120kts. After checking...
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,182
Posted By Capflyer
Just get the Hartzel extended hub prop. No...

Just get the Hartzel extended hub prop. No worries about an extension. Hartzel has an extended hub specified for the James cowl. If Whirlwind is having heartburn then just don't get their prop. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By Capflyer
Perhaps a silly question but will double flairs...

Perhaps a silly question but will double flairs work with the AN fittings we use?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,929
Posted By Capflyer
Bad idea. As Mel said, there are no rear brakes...

Bad idea. As Mel said, there are no rear brakes and very few will have rear rudder pedals. It will be almost impossible for the instructor to see the panel and few if any will have the traditional...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-26-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,496
Posted By Capflyer
Or use one of these Olfa scoring knives with the...

Or use one of these Olfa scoring knives with the PB800 blades https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/olfa12-02973.php

Score along a straight edge with a few passes, snap the two sides apart.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-18-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,277
Posted By Capflyer
Set the height by lining up the inlets with your...

Set the height by lining up the inlets with your cowl which will set the height above the two front cylinders. Then the rear is set by keeping the height about the same over the rear cylinders. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,549
Posted By Capflyer
Reviving this old thread. Are they any updated...

Reviving this old thread. Are they any updated sources of where to get a Pneumatic Squeezer rebuilt?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 85,533
Posted By Capflyer
In MD they actively hunt down aircraft based in...

In MD they actively hunt down aircraft based in the state so registering it in an out of state LLC or another state may only buy you time. At most airports here they keep records of based aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 85,533
Posted By Capflyer
MD resident here. Unfortunately SB-121 only...

MD resident here. Unfortunately SB-121 only appears to exempt sales tax on parts to repair or upgrade aircraft, not the purchase of an aircraft or parts for a new aircraft. If you paid sales tax in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-25-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By Capflyer
Check the lower baffles to be sure they are tight...

Check the lower baffles to be sure they are tight around the bottom of the cylinders. If air is escaping through the sides instead of flowing through the fins it has a large effect on cooling. If...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,654
Posted By Capflyer
It's either the piston O-Ring (most likely) or...

It's either the piston O-Ring (most likely) or the brake line flare at the fitting has failed. There are no other places it could leak from. Check both since you'll need to open up the system to...
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,241
Posted By Capflyer
Read this study...

Read this study http://www.sonex604.com/misc/NASA_CR3405.pdf
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-23-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,700
Posted By Capflyer
Rebuild the MC's. Good pics Dave. I just did it...

Rebuild the MC's. Good pics Dave. I just did it again (different airplane). You do not need to drain the system but cap off the line to the brakes (unscrewed from the MC). When you are done and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Capflyer
Choices: Cut off the scoop and glass in the...

Choices:

Cut off the scoop and glass in the hole, use the Van snorkel intake
Get the forward facing Vans cowl and use their snorkel kit
Switch to a James Cowl with the James MK3 Filtered Ram Air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,795
Posted By Capflyer
"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over...

"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."

Well, I hoped and got my wish with an awesome second wife. Bob, I fondly...
Forum: Northeast 12-03-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,978
Posted By Capflyer
Hangar Space @ KGAI

Hangars in the DC area are extremely difficult to find...but a rare opportunity has come along. We have space in our group heated hangar for a flyer or builder at Montgomery Airpark KGAI, North of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2020, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,211
Posted By Capflyer
The James RV8 cowls will fit around a 390 but it...

The James RV8 cowls will fit around a 390 but it is tight around cyl 1 & 2. They will require either an extended hub prop or prop extension. The only blade issues will be with the Hartzel composite...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-02-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,072
Posted By Capflyer
Add a scoop and the MK3 filtered ram air kit with...

Add a scoop and the MK3 filtered ram air kit with the backplate that mates up to the FM200's optional connection...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-01-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,544
Posted By Capflyer
Dave, If it were me I would just bond the new...

Dave, If it were me I would just bond the new scoop to the cowl. It will look better and add strength. Removing and reinstalling the cowl will also be faster and easier without the chance of...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-01-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,544
Posted By Capflyer
Why do you need a removable scoop?

Why do you need a removable scoop?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,584
Posted By Capflyer
Magnetos

You mentioned your magnetos were rebuilt in the 2010-2013 time period. Slicks? There was a an issue with the distributor gears and Champion issued a SB and they need to be replaced. The contact on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,903
Posted By Capflyer
Sounds like Will was a naughty boy and forgot to...

Sounds like Will was a naughty boy and forgot to put the oil door in the box. The cowls I purchased from him prior to buying the business all had the door with them and we continue to provide the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,903
Posted By Capflyer
Dave, the cowl will fit with the Vans or...

Dave, the cowl will fit with the Vans or Vetterman exhaust.

For the hinge pins, I prefer and have done a few builds using a hidden hinge so there is nothing showing on the front of the cowl where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,577
Posted By Capflyer
This was my last RV8 build using the larger SW...

This was my last RV8 build using the larger SW oil cooler and using a plenum. It requires a larger hole in the rear baffle as well. Mounted it lower on the rear baffle at an angle which allows...
Forum: Propellers 02-27-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,447
Posted By Capflyer
We were contacted by GT Propellers, an Italian...

We were contacted by GT Propellers, an Italian company. They make composite blades and use Harzel hubs. No endorsement here, not enough info but perhaps another option to explore. The owner is an...
Forum: Propellers 02-17-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,348
Posted By Capflyer
Nice solution. If you or anyone has some pics of...

Nice solution. If you or anyone has some pics of this mod I'd love to see them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,389
Posted By Capflyer
James Aircraft Update

James Aircraft, home of the Sam James Holy Cowl has had a tremendous year of change. Mark and I, Mike, purchased the company from Sam and Will James in February of last year. I thought it would be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,449
Posted By Capflyer
If you go with updraft induction then you could...

If you go with updraft induction then you could use the short cowl. The MK I induction is what you would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-24-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,449
Posted By Capflyer
With forward facing induction you will need the...

With forward facing induction you will need the long cowl. Both MT and Hartzell's extended hubs are one piece, they do not use a spacer.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,449
Posted By Capflyer
With our James cowl you will use MT's P-469-3...

With our James cowl you will use MT's P-469-3 extended hub. Not sure on the prop model because they do not list specifically the I/O360 Angle Valve engine so it will be either the MTV-12-B/183-50B...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,013
Posted By Capflyer
Dimensions

Andrew, send me your existing firewall dimensions and the distance from the firewall to the spinner backplate. With that I will check to see how close it matches our RV4 cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,873
Posted By Capflyer
Check your lower baffles, the parts that wrap...

Check your lower baffles, the parts that wrap around the bottom of each cylinder. Be sure they are tight to the cylinder to keep cooling air from escaping out the sides instead of through the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,265
Posted By Capflyer
Looks like the brake line is broken not burned...

Looks like the brake line is broken not burned through. Perhaps it sprung a leak causing the brake fluid to make its way to the hot rotor or the piston o-ring was leaking. I am only guessing but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,107
Posted By Capflyer
Local IPA From Maryland Has A Scheduled Flight To OSH

"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
-Dave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 23,678
Posted By Capflyer
James Cowl

I spoke with Vans today and the James Cowls both updraft and foward facing induction versions should not be an issue with fit. The engine will be in roughly the same spot with either engine mount. ...
Forum: RV-10 05-20-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,123
Posted By Capflyer
Angle it out. Removing the VS/ rudder will...

Angle it out. Removing the VS/ rudder will shorten the length and of course reduce the hight. only a few bolts and easier fix than the holes you would need to make in your garage opening.
Forum: Northeast 02-28-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By Capflyer
I do a 13 month CI routine and got stuck in 20deg...

I do a 13 month CI routine and got stuck in 20deg wx this round. Next year it will be a month later and back in slightly warmer wx. Probably just keep it there, March works perfect for my area.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,602
Posted By Capflyer
Microballoon as a skim coat works great over the...

Microballoon as a skim coat works great over the pink insulation foam. I glue pieces together to get thickness using 3M spray glue and it works great. The foam itself sands nicely and the micro is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,081
Posted By Capflyer
I camp on the North side of 9/27 every year. It...

I camp on the North side of 9/27 every year. It would be difficult to use that as a runway. You have multiple locations all along that taxiway such as the Weeks hangars, terminal, and Basler. It...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-25-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,217
Posted By Capflyer
Mt. St. Helens Video Photo Bombed

Looks like an RV photo bombing the video at the 25 minute mark. One of us? Good views from the ground in the video otherwise. https://youtu.be/zwxGIqlcbCw
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-02-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,007
Posted By Capflyer
Welcome Mark. My build partner Mark and I are...

Welcome Mark. My build partner Mark and I are building an RV8 at GAI and also have a flying one there. If you would like to come by and see a project in its latter stages of a build you are welcome...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By Capflyer
In our partnership we have an LLC. Each of us...

In our partnership we have an LLC. Each of us pays a set amount each month that covers fixed costs which are the insurance and hangar. We have a wet rate that covers variable and semi-variable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,282
Posted By Capflyer
Failed runup yesterday prior to our take off roll...

Failed runup yesterday prior to our take off roll grounded us. After spending a chunk of day switching out the Lightspeed for a PMag (great idea Mike B) we got clobbered with storms. Have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,615
Posted By Capflyer
Good info Gary. I would like to add that at...

Good info Gary. I would like to add that at 90kts cruise if you put in 10deg of flaps it will keep your nose down, lowering your AOA and allowing you to see better over the nose making it easier to...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
Posted By Capflyer
Page 1 of the NOTAM. Warbirds are considered...

Page 1 of the NOTAM. Warbirds are considered show planes. If you are camping with your Mooney it will be GAC and if just parking it and camping/staying elsewhere it is GAP. Both GAP and GAC fill...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,841
Posted By Capflyer
How about a trimmed fender washer on both sides...

How about a trimmed fender washer on both sides of the FW hole with a bolt through the center to clamp it shut. Makes it look more natural instead of a patch and no holes to drill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,282
Posted By Capflyer
Couldn't make it last year but planning on...

Couldn't make it last year but planning on bringing this non-political statement direct from DC this year....and it's darn tasty.

http://www.dcbrau.com/img/corruption1.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By Capflyer
I'm not an engineer but have experience with...

I'm not an engineer but have experience with brake fade on the race track. I doubt thicker rotors would help. They are heavier and will increase the rotational mass requireing even bigger brakes to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-06-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,752
Posted By Capflyer
Looking forward to seeing a lot of RV's on...

Looking forward to seeing a lot of RV's on Saturday.

Heads up for W29, Bay Bridge Airport, they have a some noise abatement proceedures that everyone is asked to follow. Most important to know is...
Forum: Reviews 05-31-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,046
Posted By Capflyer
Having dealt with both, I will stick with...

Having dealt with both, I will stick with Steinair. Only positive experiences with Steinair which I cannot say for Stark. Plus Steinair supports the RV and EAB community.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,846
Posted By Capflyer
Good catch. I looked at the picture before...

Good catch.

I looked at the picture before reading the rest of the post and it took me a moment to see the b/u alternator. A habit I have always done is when I check the oil on pre-flight I look...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,983
Posted By Capflyer
Based on what you said I would also doubt the...

Based on what you said I would also doubt the brakes are glazed, that would require a lot of heat. I would also say that the beding proceedure (breaking them in) should be done. There are compounds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,398
Posted By Capflyer
As someone based in the SFRA/ADIZ since its...

As someone based in the SFRA/ADIZ since its inception, I would highly recommend that if Part 91 and IFR that the SFRA course is taken. We have no empathy for pilots who bust the SFRA anymore, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,398
Posted By Capflyer
The only three airports that require vetting are...

The only three airports that require vetting are Potomac VKX, Hyde W32, and College Park CGS.

Montgomery GAI, Leesburg JYO, and Manassas HEF are not in the FRZ and do not require vetting and a pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,398
Posted By Capflyer
Guys, stop confusing Ryan with complicated...

Guys, stop confusing Ryan with complicated scenarios. This is very simple. Fly into GAI, take a short cab ride/Uber to the Shady Grove metro station, then take the subway down to Alexandria. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 35,218
Posted By Capflyer
It is silly that they don't install these bolts...

It is silly that they don't install these bolts during the quickbuild process when access is much easier. As noted by many posters, this was overlooked during construction so just think about how...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 11-16-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,066
Posted By Capflyer
There is only one thing worse than trying to find...

There is only one thing worse than trying to find a hangar in the DC area and that is traffic.

If you will be at the Pentagon and living close that probably means the Arlington area or downtown DC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2016, 05:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,594
Posted By Capflyer
Yes, great idea on a clinic.

Yes, great idea on a clinic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,489
Posted By Capflyer
Fixed link to picture file.

Fixed link to picture file.
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