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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,317
Posted By azrv6
Fit this up against the aileron every inch along...

Fit this up against the aileron every inch along its length and you will quickly see, top and bottom, where the trailing edge needs adjustment. Made from the plans for my RV6.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-25-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By azrv6
Wiring diagram Z-26 of Bob Nuckolls Aeroelectric...

Wiring diagram Z-26 of Bob Nuckolls Aeroelectric Connection has a detailed diagram for wiring the Gerdes A-501-2 switch including wire gauge and how to handle the grounding and the shields. You can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By azrv6
If you don't need the 55 amp capacity: I...

If you don't need the 55 amp capacity: I installed this 35 amp, externally regulated version on my RV6 about 18 months ago. I reused the original pulley and it was an easy swap. The new unit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,323
Posted By azrv6
Do you have the N number so we can read the NTSB...

Do you have the N number so we can read the NTSB report?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By azrv6
Bill, from your pictures, it looks to me like...

Bill, from your pictures, it looks to me like your torque plates are cracked.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 894
Posted By azrv6
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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By azrv6
I use a popsicle stick.

I use a popsicle stick.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By azrv6
3D Printed "Flower Pot" Timing Indicator Fits RV Spinner

Simple little 3D printing project to make a ďflower potĒ timing indicator that fits the spinner on my RV6. Made in two pieces: a cone that fits the profile of the spinner, and a box that holds the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By azrv6
I moved full-time to AZ from CA 20 years ago. ...

I moved full-time to AZ from CA 20 years ago. Brought my RV6 into AZ at that time.

I think the biggest benefit to registering your aircraft in AZ will be the fees. Experimental and vintage...
Forum: RV-4 10-21-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,473
Posted By azrv6
This thread might be helpful, post #5 has links...

This thread might be helpful, post #5 has links to other threads. Read them all for possible approaches.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1473964
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By azrv6
This...

This thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=612941

has some helpful suggestions, including not even using a plug, just an amp connector.

In post #2 of the above thread there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-19-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By azrv6
From the Lycoming manual that came with my...

From the Lycoming manual that came with my O-360-A1A, fuel pressure:
Max = 8 psi
Desired = 3 psi
Min = 0.5 psi
Forum: RV-15 10-12-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,414
Posted By azrv6
RV15itis

Smokey is suffering from RV15itis. A condition with only one known cure. That is to load up the truck, hitch the trailer and head direct to Oregon and set up camp in Vans parking lot immediately. ...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,092
Posted By azrv6
An important reminder from the original poster to...

An important reminder from the original poster to all RV6 and RV6A owners, many who are new to their aircraft, to verify the status of SB 99-6-1.

Although the SB provides the option to inspect the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,126
Posted By azrv6
This is your first post here. Curious why you...

This is your first post here. Curious why you ask this question.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By azrv6
Good thread, check post #...

Good thread, check post # 20:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=123614&page=2
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-30-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By azrv6
Sedona Airport Day, Saturday, October 2, 2021

This Saturday, October 2, 2021, will be Sedona Airportís annual open house. See flyer below.

Will confirm tomorrow but we are expecting the B-25 Executive Sweet, for static display, and possibly...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-26-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By azrv6
In this...

In this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=199007

from just 2 weeks ago, the original poster mentions he had made contact with Reggie and received some help. You might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,669
Posted By azrv6
Thank you Bob Mills

For your posts today, great reading! Looking forward to next year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By azrv6
Similar experience with Matco wheels, solution in...

Similar experience with Matco wheels, solution in post #11:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=198780
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,526
Posted By azrv6
Search Sport Aviation archives for January 2017...

Search Sport Aviation archives for January 2017 article on Ken Asbe's "Bigfoot RV6" starting on page 72.

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Forum: Engine Monitors 09-11-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By azrv6
Thanks for closing the loop, and the useful info....

Thanks for closing the loop, and the useful info. Glad to hear Reggie is answering questions again.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By azrv6
I think this is what you are asking...

I think this is what you are asking for:

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Forum: Engine Monitors 09-07-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By azrv6
Another thing you might consider are the real...

Another thing you might consider are the real time processing chips:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=115116
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-07-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By azrv6
Jerry, do you know the age of the battery chip? ...

Jerry, do you know the age of the battery chip? In my experience, the VM system can start to act flakey as the battery chip approaches end of life.

Reggies article on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By azrv6
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By azrv6
Will this PDF file help? Page 3 shows the E F N...

Will this PDF file help? Page 3 shows the E F N connections.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By azrv6
For my O-360-A1A powered RV6, I use the K&N...

For my O-360-A1A powered RV6, I use the K&N E-3450 filter and have purchased the last 3 from Amazon. I replace every three years. In fact, received one yesterday to be installed tomorrow...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By azrv6
Posts #25 and #26 in this thread:...

Posts #25 and #26 in this thread: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1476954
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,000
Posted By azrv6
Took the RV6 for a ride around Northern Arizona. ...

Took the RV6 for a ride around Northern Arizona. We've had an excellent summer monsoon season, with record rainfall. Haven't seen it this green for several years. It's a great time to visit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-22-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,497
Posted By azrv6
There are some suggestions towards the end of...

There are some suggestions towards the end of this thread:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=179271&page=4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By azrv6
Same experience as Scott when I renewed my RV6...

Same experience as Scott when I renewed my RV6 insurance in the beginning of June. Almost the same exact numbers. Also Global Aerospace through the same broker I have been using for 35 years. The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,870
Posted By azrv6
I wired my RV6 just like Waltís picture in post...

I wired my RV6 just like Waltís picture in post number 71 of this thread. Not one single circuit breaker pop in 25 years.

Iíve been flying around thinking I was safe, when in reality, according to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By azrv6
Dave, I might have 5 or 6 years from the mid...

Dave, I might have 5 or 6 years from the mid 90ís. Wonít be able to get to them until early next week. Will be happy to scan them for you. Will send email next week with info on what I find.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,252
Posted By azrv6
Iím curious what moespeeds, the original poster,...

Iím curious what moespeeds, the original poster, ended up paying for insurance. He has since purchased a flying RV8. Got some helpful advice to contact different brokers to see if he could do better...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,455
Posted By azrv6
Oshkosh 2021 update on MOSAIC

This is the only article I have seen out of Oshkosh 2021 with an update on MOAIC. Has anyone heard anything else that is relatively current...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-04-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By azrv6
Steve Smith - any knowledge of where Bob was able...

Steve Smith - any knowledge of where Bob was able to obtain a new sensor? Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,130
Posted By azrv6
We have been very happy with these lights...

We have been very happy with these lights https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XM8HTIS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By azrv6
I replaced the struts in my RV6 a year ago with...

I replaced the struts in my RV6 a year ago with these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MUY76O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By azrv6
For Cole, the OP, pictures I grabbed from either...

For Cole, the OP, pictures I grabbed from either someone's build blog or a prior thread, I don't remember which.

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Forum: RV-6/6A 07-28-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,811
Posted By azrv6
For those of you who have retrofitted a crotch...

For those of you who have retrofitted a crotch strap into a flying RV6: how did you handle the already upholstered seat cushion?

It looks to me like the Van's kit would set the crotch strap coming...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-19-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,181
Posted By azrv6
Notice Vanís response to there being no RV-15...

Notice Vanís response to there being no RV-15 stickers shown.

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Forum: RV-3 07-19-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By azrv6
That's great news. Did it need a new alternator?...

That's great news. Did it need a new alternator? Were you able to find one locally. If so, where and what model number. Useful info for the next AOG due to alternator. Thanks,
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-19-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By azrv6
Matt, here you go, complete without an opinion...

Matt, here you go, complete without an opinion about what you should do. A PDF of the written instructions and an image of the associated drawing. Just click on each.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By azrv6
Post # 8 by...

Post # 8 by Lenny:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=189748
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By azrv6
This thread gives you other part numbers to...

This thread gives you other part numbers to search for when you go to the auto parts store:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=195433
Forum: RV-3 07-16-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By azrv6
Do you know what type alternator? There is a...

Do you know what type alternator?

There is a chance your RV3 has a Nippondenso. That's what my RV6 has. Fairly common back in the day.

I replaced mine last year. Found one at OReilly auto parts...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By azrv6
Is your cowling installed? Usually a longer belt...

Is your cowling installed? Usually a longer belt results in the alternator rubbing against the cowl.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-10-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,086
Posted By azrv6
Scott, there isn't a service bulletin on the...

Scott, there isn't a service bulletin on the motor mount gussets. I did keep a note about this thread that had some pictures and discussion, maybe it will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By azrv6
The only way to answer the question about...

The only way to answer the question about insurance is to request a quote from a broker. Several brokers are advertisers on this website (https://vansairforce.net/VAFA.htm). Recommend you give them...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-07-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By azrv6
First thing to do is verify what bulb you have in...

First thing to do is verify what bulb you have in your wingtip. Can't tell for certain from the picture, but it looks to me like it might be a PAR 36 bulb. Commonly used and easily replaced with...
Forum: Engine Monitors 06-18-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By azrv6
VM1000 manual attached below as PDF, fuel...

VM1000 manual attached below as PDF, fuel calibration procedure on P 56. Just click on the black box below and you will get the PDF.

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Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-18-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Posted By azrv6
Special Caution - Arizona ACA

At least 8 fire fighting TFR's in the state of Arizona and now this morning a state wide airspace caution area, surface to 12,000 MSL until July 17.

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Forum: RV-7/7A 06-15-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,074
Posted By azrv6
Desser Aerospace (aircraft tire mfg) has an...

Desser Aerospace (aircraft tire mfg) has an inflation table on their website:

https://shop.desser.com/pressure-chart/

Inflation recommendation may vary by ply rating for a same size tire.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By azrv6
The Propeller Owner's Manual that came with my...

The Propeller Owner's Manual that came with my Hartzell compact hub constant speed propeller has very clear instructions on how to install the prop depending on whether it is a "F", "L", "K", "R" or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,461
Posted By azrv6
Pics of Mount

Received these pics of the mount from the OP.

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,461
Posted By azrv6
rv6cardinal check you PM's, I sent you my email...

rv6cardinal check you PM's, I sent you my email address so you can send me pics and I will post them for you. Like Sam, I am interested in seeing them. Thanks,
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-08-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By azrv6
Tim, great job on both the flight and the...

Tim, great job on both the flight and the write-up. You covered over 1000 sm that first day, including some unforeseen delays, that's a good day of flying. Welcome to Northern AZ!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,159
Posted By azrv6
My RV6 has the Aviation Products tailwheel with...

My RV6 has the Aviation Products tailwheel with compression springs. From my hangar to the runup area there are four 90 degree turns. I can easily taxi the whole way without using the brakes. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By azrv6
Do you have the installation drawing? 12115 I...

Do you have the installation drawing?

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I have the full installation instructions that came with my kit. Page and a half of text and several small pics. Plus a couple of drawings of the misc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,407
Posted By azrv6
25 Years!

I took my RV6 for a ride around northern AZ to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its first flight.

Ordered the empennage kit in May of 1991 for $740 plus $15 for crating. Took five years to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,996
Posted By azrv6
The two airports mentioned in the original post,...

The two airports mentioned in the original post, Grand Junction and Montrose, have 10,000' runways.

At those two airports, you are not going to have a performance problem with an O-390, 210 hp,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,591
Posted By azrv6
I replaced the original ND alternator in my...

I replaced the original ND alternator in my O-360-A1A powered RV6 last year. The original lasted 23 years. Here is what I was able to find:

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,782
Posted By azrv6
What are the important functions that deserve the...

What are the important functions that deserve the locking toggles?

Thanks,
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