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Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Steve Barnes
I did it.

It worked out fine but attaching it is a lot different than a stock tail. It hangs over the longerons and requires reworking the attach points.

Steve
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-17-2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By Steve Barnes
Johnson Creek 3U2

I'll be there June 3,4,5 (weather permitting). Be nice to get a group of us there. Any RV'ers interested?

Steve Barnes, Fairings-Etc.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Steve Barnes
Weep No More What they do.

Weep no more removes the entire rear baffel, does their magic and rivets it back on. This probably isn't the best option if you just have one or two leaks.

Steve
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By Steve Barnes
Indexing gear leg fairings

Some of the available fiberglass upper gear leg intersection fairings are built to index the gear leg fairings. This saves a lot of hassle with strings and plumb bobs.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Steve Barnes
Side by side Rocket 10:1 pistons IO540 with one Surefly

I typically see 8.5 gph + or - at 2100 rpms and 20 inches of mp and LOP. This typically nets me 190 mph plus.

Steve
Forum: California 01-18-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Steve Barnes
RV6

Just west of Corning on a private strip. About a 40 minute drive from Chico.

Steve 707 972 3582
Forum: California 12-08-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By Steve Barnes
Rolf

Rolf is very experienced and thorough. He has been working on RV's for many years.

Steve
Forum: Rocket 11-18-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,860
Posted By Steve Barnes
Super Six

I finished my Super Six in 2005 1300+ hours no issues. I absolutely love it.

If anyone is interested I have two specially built IO 540 engine mounts, airframe sketches and tech support.

Steve...
Forum: Rocket 11-17-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,860
Posted By Steve Barnes
PM's

Check your private messages.
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By Steve Barnes
My numbers

IO 540 c4b5 10:1 compression

This doesn't really apply to the 10. I have always run 21\19" lean of peak and get 8.8 gph in cruise. I put on one Sure Fly EI and got it down to 8.6 gph. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-17-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,634
Posted By Steve Barnes
PM's

Check your Personal messages. Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,328
Posted By Steve Barnes
Roscoe Turner traveled with a cat

Roscoe turner used to fly around the country with a cat (named Gilmore I believe).
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By Steve Barnes
electrical tape

If you are cruising around all the RV's at OSH you can always recognize mine. It is the tip up with the black electrical tape in front of the windshield.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,214
Posted By Steve Barnes
Engine mounts

I am sure that the manufactures have many years of experience and and a lot of trial and errors and failures. For a few hundred dollars you get the benefit of all this.

Steve
Forum: Fiberglass 05-16-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,284
Posted By Steve Barnes
Layers of cloth

Two layers of cloth is plenty on the outside.

IMPORTANT! On the inside you must also put two layers. I have seen numerous aft lower gear leg fairings come off in flight. PM me your phone number if...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By Steve Barnes
possible idea

Drill a hole up from the bottom and use an easy out used for removing bolts and screws that lost there head or too buggered up to get a screw driver or wrench on it. Use Kroil or Mouse Milk to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 22,991
Posted By Steve Barnes
I think I have one

I think I have an old style outboard RV 6 skin in storage CA. I think is a left side though LOL.

Steve 707 972 3582 or rvstormer@gmail.com
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-27-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,021
Posted By Steve Barnes
PM's

Check your private messages.

Steve
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Steve Barnes
In Flight

:D As long as your brake doesn't squeek in flight, I think you are OK.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By Steve Barnes
I agree

Pull tank
Cut hole in back baffle as big as you can.Have dent repaired by professional.
Add a little more tank sealant where there was stress on the ribs.
Cut plate out of .032
Pop rivet plate back...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,216
Posted By Steve Barnes
My solutions

I put in a floor 3/4 inch higher by riveting angles to original floor stiffners and putting a new floor on top (R/L sides) and elevator type stiffners to hold the strength. Also raised the rudder...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By Steve Barnes
indexing

If you purchased the upper gear leg fairing from one of the vendors, I believe the top gear leg fairing indexes the gear leg in the proper orientation.

Steve
Forum: Reviews 05-07-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,326
Posted By Steve Barnes
Installing Latch On Flying Aircraft?

For Brent 801. It is a lot easier to install the Latch in a hanger or at least when the aircraft is parked on the ground.:D
Forum: Reviews 05-07-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,326
Posted By Steve Barnes
Price

When JD Air parts no longer had the latch available last year, I had my metal guy make some up. His wholesale price was higher than JD's retail price. JD's had some features that mine didn't...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-07-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,657
Posted By Steve Barnes
Surefly for Sure

I have a 6 cylinder Surefly and have received exceptional customer service.

Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-06-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,657
Posted By Steve Barnes
Electroair

I have a 24 V six Cylinder Electroair for sale. Just used for comparative testing.

Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-06-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,657
Posted By Steve Barnes
check your private messages

Check your PM's
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,395
Posted By Steve Barnes
Failure of the welds

A friend of mine broke a weld on one while airborne. Fortunately he had a passenger with some tail wheel experience who landed the plane. If they have the gussets on them you'll be OK. My friend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By Steve Barnes
Fuel Vents

I believe that the vapor from the fuel vents gets sucked in to the cockpit where the flap actuator rods are. I also believe that the cockpit has slightly lower pressure which helps the vapor come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,376
Posted By Steve Barnes
Koger

Mine has been sticking for nearly 15 years. Be sure to bend the the aluminum attachment perfectly to the shape of the canopy before sticking it to the plexi and clean the plexi well with...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-18-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,778
Posted By Steve Barnes
Robert (Bob) Snedaker GONE WEST

With great sadness I received the news that Bob passed away this morning at 80 years from a short illness. Bob was living in Everett WA near his family. Bob was the founder of Fairings-Etc. and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,528
Posted By Steve Barnes
Tank Screw removal

If it is necessary to remove the screws assuming they are painted in place. use a pointy tip exacto and carefully cut around each screw before removing them. A step further would to get matching...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-31-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By Steve Barnes
I may be able to help

Check your PM,s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,239
Posted By Steve Barnes
HOURS

If it has over 25,000 hours on the airframe, I'd look at it carefully before buying.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,433
Posted By Steve Barnes
Grove air foil intersection fairings are available

Fairings-Etc. has intersection fairings specifically made for Grove Gear.

Steve
Forum: Reviews 06-22-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,940
Posted By Steve Barnes
More about Surefly and their customer service

In Dec. of 2016 I purchased and installed a Surefly Electronic Ignition. From day one it performed flawlessly as I hoped it would.

In June of 2017 I got a call from Jason Hutchinson GM of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By Steve Barnes
Hartzell technical assistance

Call Hartzell and ask for Les Dowd. He will give you the new part numbers for the new prop pins (lugs). I did mine and it was very easy and very effective in removing vibrations. The prop is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,045
Posted By Steve Barnes
Excessive oil on plugs. What to do?

I just completed a complete engine overhaul. I sent the cylinders out to a large well known cylinder rebuilder. I now have 32 hours since overhaul and all the bottom plugs have excessive oil on...
Forum: California 04-03-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By Steve Barnes
Petaluma O69

Try Rolf Unternaehrer RV6 Builder and A&P. I know he does quite a few condition inspections.

rolfrv@yahoo.com (707)364-7935
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By Steve Barnes
Healthy Engine?

If the engine is in good health, I would go through Phase One with a proven engine. It eliminates one unknown during testing. To R and R an already installed engine is not that big a deal when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By Steve Barnes
rust

I had a problem with clogged injectors and found it was pieces of rust from inside the servo. The orgin of the rust was from a steel bolt/plug that was hollowed out and the rust formed inside. It...
Forum: California 03-09-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,366
Posted By Steve Barnes
socked in

No way to get out of Santa Rosa today:(
Forum: California 03-02-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,366
Posted By Steve Barnes
Be there too?

It all depends on weather for me. If weather is good there will be two of us.
coming from STS Santa Rosa. Steve
Forum: California 02-21-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By Steve Barnes
Panel rebuild

Check your PM's
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-25-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,742
Posted By Steve Barnes
No back up needed

When you install one Surefly your magneto is the backup. If you install two then a battery back up is needed.

Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,742
Posted By Steve Barnes
Also happy with Sure Fly

Easy install, excellent factory support, No glitches with operation. Noticeable fuel consumption decrease.

Steve Barnes
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By Steve Barnes
MAGNETO REBUILDS

Ive used The Velocity Shop in El Reno OK for over 10 years now.

Ted Van Laningham is a one man shop and has been doing this for many years. Ted's cell (405)413 4972
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,314
Posted By Steve Barnes
26 gallon tanks on my RV6

I wanted a little extra range so I got some 6' tank skins from John Harmon (don't know if he makes them anymore) I then cut them back so I had one extra bay.

I did several structural changes to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By Steve Barnes
Oval holes

Large oval holes will make access a lot easier.

Steve
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,662
Posted By Steve Barnes
Chief aircraft

I believe Chief has exactly the same instruments without the RV logo on them.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By Steve Barnes
Indexing

Fairings Etc's. upper gear leg fairings index Van's gear leg fairings so no strings and plum bobs.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,678
Posted By Steve Barnes
Wow Fast Progress on the repairs

If F6 isn't too badly bent you may be able to just leave in place and tweak it a bit. It is pretty flimsy before installed and the aft baggage compartment panels hold it in shape.

Steve
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,808
Posted By Steve Barnes
A bit of advice.

If someone offers you a used canopy don't buy it. Each canopy is specific to the RV4 it was built to. To modify a used one may take you more time than building a new one. Also you probably won't...
Forum: California 09-04-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By Steve Barnes
They are all over your area.

There are a few at Gnoss, Sonoma sky Park, Petaluma and a bunch in Santa Rosa.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve Barnes
RV 10 fairings

Fairings-Etc does make fairings for the 10

Steve
Forum: RV-4 07-07-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,499
Posted By Steve Barnes
W&B RV4

My RV4 was 980# 0320 and CS up front. Plane sold and don't have my W&B numbers anymore. I could carry a 220# passenger, no luggage and I was fine. When I added a CS prop to the plane it changed...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,816
Posted By Steve Barnes
Try VAF front page

Try VAF's TFR site. Eight show up in CO.
Forum: Tools 06-22-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,061
Posted By Steve Barnes
Buget buys

If you are on a budget then just put a list on VAF of what you need, especially the big items. Quite often I see DRDT-2's on here at a bargan price.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,747
Posted By Steve Barnes
Cut and slice

Robin, I am RV Bits main competitor. From the looks of it you can cut the sleeve around the gear leg up a little and it will slide back a little. you may have to trim back a little where it goes...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,463
Posted By Steve Barnes
Carls right

The only thing that people are intimidated with is application if sealant and riveting it together.
My recommendation would be to do all the metal work and fitting it all together. Find a local...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,149
Posted By Steve Barnes
Valve Guides

Dave is referring to worn valve guides that allow excess oil through. I believe that your oil consumption is at the lower end of Lyc's acceptable range for oil consumption but still OK.

Steve
Forum: California 03-19-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,090
Posted By Steve Barnes
Broker in Sacramento

Try Jim Hogan in Sacramento. I know that he has experience pricing and selling experimentals. Jim Hogan (916) 849-1447
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,703
Posted By Steve Barnes
Talking Happy with mine

I have the 6 cyl version. I can run a lot more leaner. To kill the engine I have to pull the mixture out noticeably further.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By Steve Barnes
Had the same problem see Lyc service instructions 1462A

I have an IO 540 C4B5 on my RV. Type of Lyc shouldn't make a difference.
I had 3000 RPM's overspeeds at full RPM's and fluctuations at lower RPM's.

The steps I took to remedy the problem.

...
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