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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I don't have a pedal car, but if you have plans...

I don't have a pedal car, but if you have plans for one I could help speed the build process and cut the parts on my CNC. I am over here on the east side on Plano.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2022, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Like Rob said, failed switch, wire, connector, or...

Like Rob said, failed switch, wire, connector, or relay (if used). I would start with the easy stuff, connectors and switches.

I had an issue with my elevator trim that started during phase 1. It...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I installed one of these on a Sonex (is what the...

I installed one of these on a Sonex (is what the owner had and wanted installed). I wouldn't wish this reservoir on an enemy. Crappy design overall, either have to fill through a tiny hole or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-10-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used one of these single reservoirs on mine,...

I used one of these single reservoirs on mine, much better choice. As a bonus, the opening is large, so no funnel needed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By WingsOnWheels
0.008 isn't even in need of a ream. Some...

0.008 isn't even in need of a ream. Some sandpaper and elbow grease will take care of the issue. You want a tight fit. I would rather have an interference fit in this area over a slip fit anyway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By WingsOnWheels
In the US, Tach time is what is commonly used for...

In the US, Tach time is what is commonly used for engine time and maintenance. Tach time clocks slower at lower RPM, so idle time pretty much doesn't count. However, often times in sale adds, hobbs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would say most are operating time vs flight...

I would say most are operating time vs flight time. Most hobbs meters run off oil pressure or just the battery master, so taxi and runup time is included. Those with a fancy EFIS etc have flight...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,741
Posted By WingsOnWheels
To Walt's point, the 6 is the oldest and least...

To Walt's point, the 6 is the oldest and least expensive of the side-by-side models. In general, those that buy a 6 these days are looking for a deal and then often skip a proper pre-buy and try to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Like Matt said, removing the engine mount from...

Like Matt said, removing the engine mount from the fuselage is pretty easy, especially if the top skin is not yet closed out. Much easier than removing the engine from the mount.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have reformed a number of fiberglass parts...

I have reformed a number of fiberglass parts using heat. The results depend a lot of the specific resin and how the part was cured to begin with. In my experience, For wet layups with epoxy, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The house brand epoxy primer from Summit Racing...

The house brand epoxy primer from Summit Racing is actually really nice. It sprays very well, tough as nails, and you can't beat the price. $122 will get you a gallon of primer and a gallon of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,234
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the same low oil temp issue on my carbed,...

I have the same low oil temp issue on my carbed, parallel valve 360. Couldn't get oil temps over 165 in the winter. The weather here in Texas varies so wildly I didn't want to use tape or a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have this one from Amazon. Been very...

I have this one from Amazon. Been very impressed, especially for the price ($55). Cable is also semi-rigid so you can bend to position. No stupid mirrors, three cameras instead. The two side...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The jam nut it a safety device to keep the cable...

The jam nut it a safety device to keep the cable from unscrewing itself from the clevis, so should not be loose.

Do you have electric trim? I see a cable like the manual trim. However, some...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,259
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Given how bad the spar is and the poor build...

Given how bad the spar is and the poor build quality of just the few parts we can see in the photo, I would bet the rest of the build is trash as well (if done by the same person). Do not even...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-21-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you don't have one, buy or barrow a squeezer...

If you don't have one, buy or barrow a squeezer (manual or pneumatic) you don't want to use a rivet gun / bucking bar on the fiberglass.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,191
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Given the time constraints you noted "weekends...

Given the time constraints you noted "weekends and about 1 week of half days per month" coupled with the fact you have 3 young children, I think build time will be your greatest constraint. When I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,239
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The RV's are cheap to insure compared to many...

The RV's are cheap to insure compared to many other EABs. When I finished my RV6A, I hadn't flown regularly in a decade and had about 250hrs. Full coverage cost me about $1200/yr (Hull, 100k/1M)...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,300
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unless I missed it, I did not see what starter...

Unless I missed it, I did not see what starter you have. If the skytech solenoid type, the contacts in the solenoid could be the problem, or starter contactor, or power/ground.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Did you wrap the balsa in fiberglass cloth? I...

Did you wrap the balsa in fiberglass cloth? I used balsa in mine as well, but is completely encapsulated.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,095
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can stick a straw in the tip, but I like to...

You can stick a straw in the tip, but I like to just put some in one of those need-tip squeeze bottles. That said, I don't think it does much. If anything, maybe dissolves some carbon...maybe.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-12-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,136
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Van's performance numbers are pretty real-world. ...

Van's performance numbers are pretty real-world. You can expect to be within a few knots.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-6/#aircraft-details-2

I am about 1.5 knots slower than Vans numbers, which...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-08-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I saw that question answered on the MyPilotStore...

I saw that question answered on the MyPilotStore Q&A. The response there was that is it a digital sensor and does not have an expiration date.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,806
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For the radio, your best bet is to spend as much...

For the radio, your best bet is to spend as much time as possible in that airspace. Flying into uncontrolled airports all the time won't improve that skill. I did my primary flight training right...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,234
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My oil temps run low during the winter as well. ...

My oil temps run low during the winter as well. I just installed a set of the cooler shutters, we'll see how they do (haven't flown them yet). My install is not ideal with the shutter on the cooler...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I do suggest you validate any downloaded drawing...

I do suggest you validate any downloaded drawing against the actual install manual. I have found at least 1 error in the Garmin files. That error could also be a, import/translation error as well. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,791
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I designed a "Oshkosh-Rated" rudder gust lock. ...

I designed a "Oshkosh-Rated" rudder gust lock. It is super simple. Works for the wedge TEs, but could be modded for the folded TEs. Pretty easy to make (mostly 3d printed). It is a simple female...
Forum: Texas (North) 08-03-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By WingsOnWheels
SWI is my usual fuel stop and they are doing a...

SWI is my usual fuel stop and they are doing a good job of keeping it that way!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By WingsOnWheels
During the build I kept a sheet of paper taped to...

During the build I kept a sheet of paper taped to the shop door. Anytime I used hardware for a non-plans application (like cushion clamps for wire, FWF stuff, avionics, etc) I would write it on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,622
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine is hinges all around, per plans. The only...

Mine is hinges all around, per plans. The only thing I would do differently is add a couple screws at the inboard side of the hinges on the bottom cowl to firewall. I have lost 1 eyelet on each...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-20-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here is what I get with my cruise-pitched Catto...

Here is what I get with my cruise-pitched Catto O-360 RV6A

Speeds are Knots TAS at 8500ft DA

RPM / KTAS / GPH

2400 / 146 / 8.3
2500 / 153 / 9.0
2600 / 160 / 9.7
2680 / 166 / 10.9 (WOT)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,390
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had a similar issue when building my own EI. ...

I had a similar issue when building my own EI. Had one inductive pickup that was not happy. Was find at low RPM, but up above 2600 it would get jumpy and the tach would start to spike. Could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,415
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Took off from Aerocountry first thing in the...

Took off from Aerocountry first thing in the morning Friday and made a quick stop up at Sherman for some of the cheap fuel (well, 6.19 cheap...lowest nearby). Headed over to the west side of Ft....
Forum: Texas (North) 07-16-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Space is taken now. Found an RV7 within a couple...

Space is taken now. Found an RV7 within a couple hours
Forum: Texas (North) 07-16-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Hangar space available for RV at T31 Aerocountry (McKinney, TX)

I am not the hangar owner, but my hangar mate is moving out. Another RV would be great. Rent is good for the area, owner prefers single-owner aircraft vs partnerships. Would rather not have all...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1, I even dimpled the 0.040 forward floor and...

+1, I even dimpled the 0.040 forward floor and countersunk the angle. A dimple is almost always better than a countersink. On 0.032 I would only countersink if there were no way to dimple.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-12-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The check valve in this application is used...

The check valve in this application is used pretty much like a poppet valve. Just provides some restriction to give a better cutoff and prevent "dribbles"
Forum: Southeast 07-08-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,263
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can't book the RCC directly by yourself (not...

You can't book the RCC directly by yourself (not a hotel per se, but a conference center with lodging). Need to go through the event registration process that Bill mentioned. When the time comes,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It looks like the 3M Paint Protection film I used...

It looks like the 3M Paint Protection film I used in a number of places on my build.
Forum: Southeast 07-08-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,263
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm very excited! Hoping for good weather!

I'm very excited! Hoping for good weather!
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-01-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 154,292
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Looking Great!

Looking Great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm happy to fab something if you like. Have...

I'm happy to fab something if you like. Have pretty much a full machine shop. Can do a metal piece, front engraved plastic (like a trophy plaque), or a reverse-engraved label. Just shoot me a PM...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If this is a 4 or 6. Which it looks like, the...

If this is a 4 or 6. Which it looks like, the tank is very easy to remove. Not counting draining, less than 10 minutes. For the later models, the Z brakets on the back of the tank are a bear. So,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,722
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Removed and replaced this one from an RV6 during...

Removed and replaced this one from an RV6 during the CI recently.

https://i.postimg.cc/k57SV11J/20220405-163243.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-22-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It is not hard to find, don't get hung up on the...

It is not hard to find, don't get hung up on the NEF, just look for the 1 1/4-16. 1.25 UNC means -7 pitch, 1.25 UNF is -12 pitch. They are still a 60 degree thread.

What throws me off on Vans Spec,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By WingsOnWheels
http://www.aircraftspecialty.com

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-09-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This - The best bet is to buy with the overhead...

This - The best bet is to buy with the overhead pedals, or modify for them. The overhead pedals can provide quite a bit of adjustment range.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to note, the vented Earth-X battery is a...

Just to note, the vented Earth-X battery is a different part than the standard earth-X. They don't all come with the vents, the vented version is more expensive. You will also need to modify the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 3,594
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dang, that is a lot more than I would have...

Dang, that is a lot more than I would have expected. My hangar gets a lot of dust. I try to keep the plane clean, but you know how that goes. I'll have to try a before/after flight as well one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,088
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had a college friend out in Texas for a...

I had a college friend out in Texas for a wedding. So I flew down from Dallas to San Antonio on Saturday. From there we flew over to Fredericksburg for lunch and then I dropped him back at BAZ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,588
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This looks like the newer rubber seals and It...

This looks like the newer rubber seals and It looks like the inner lip of the seal is not riding on the spacer, but rather forced inward. I would pull the nut and spacer to make sure the seal is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ditto, I love my fly cutter. I was invaluable...

Ditto, I love my fly cutter. I was invaluable during my -6A build. Just clamp your work well and go slow.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-24-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This is a little bit of apples and oranges...

This is a little bit of apples and oranges comparison. The Denso 5312 is an iridium plug, while the BR8ES is a common copper-core plug. The better comparison would be the NGK BR8EIX.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-20-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Buy the F-6103 OVSZ. That is the only one they...

Buy the F-6103 OVSZ. That is the only one they keep in stock for the -6 anymore. It is 14" tall. Just cut away what you don't need. The panel for the -7 will not work.

Side note, if you do have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Put kitchen plastic wrap over the potion of the...

Put kitchen plastic wrap over the potion of the cap that goes into the filler neck, then install cap as usual.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,949
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have the new 7 tail on my 6A. It is huge and...

I have the new 7 tail on my 6A. It is huge and the little extra weight out back does not help the CG. As noted by other, the 8 vert and rudder are a good compromise for the 6. The upside of my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,531
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If needed for the hangar: ground, not in motion...

If needed for the hangar: ground, not in motion insurance would be an option for hull. Then just liability for flight. Covers your family against liability and the aircraft against non-flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am just happy I finally got to do some flying. ...

I am just happy I finally got to do some flying. The weather here has not been great. The few nice days, I have been stuck at work. I changed the oil as well. Sad it calendared out, rather than...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-30-2022, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By WingsOnWheels
+1, skip the gasket, it is just a leak source. ...

+1, skip the gasket, it is just a leak source. If needed down the road, a heat gun will soften the pro-seal.

Good idea on the RC prop blade, I'll have to give that a whirl sometime.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I designed the panel for my -6. It is modular...

I designed the panel for my -6. It is modular with a separate support frame. I have been happy with it so far, but also haven't had a need yet to re-panel it. In reality, it is just as easy to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-23-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good to know, and makes sense. Something that...

Good to know, and makes sense. Something that could maybe happen on the ground with no aerodynamic loads only. I know i was able to cause that condition while assembling the control system, but of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just to note, having excessive travel (missing or...

Just to note, having excessive travel (missing or incorrect stop) can be a critical safety issue. With the bell crank arrangement on the -6, it is possible for the bell crank to travel over-center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Unlike the mains, the nose pant does not support...

Unlike the mains, the nose pant does not support the nose gear leg fairing. The nose gear leg fairing should have a clamp at the bottom to hold it in place to the gear leg. Flying with the nose...
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