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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Low Pass
You need an electrolyte for galvanic corrosion. ...

You need an electrolyte for galvanic corrosion. I.e., dirty or salty water. If dry, you should have no problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,813
Posted By Low Pass
So much reliance on GPS. A sensitive,...

So much reliance on GPS. A sensitive, interconnected system...... Seems overly ripe for hacking or other disruption. But clearly the "smart" people think otherwise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,472
Posted By Low Pass
Without too much effort, someone at Van's could...

Without too much effort, someone at Van's could model the benefit of an early announcement of price increase and the potential orders received. They collect the cash on a down payment to hold the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,472
Posted By Low Pass
It used to be called inflation. But that's now...

It used to be called inflation. But that's now just another prohibited word.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By Low Pass
All RVs are slightly different from one another. ...

All RVs are slightly different from one another. Some more than others. You need to know how yours behaves. Yes, fwd slip may quite likely unport the fuel pickup (if the high tank is selected). ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,385
Posted By Low Pass
But you'd need an electrolyte for galvanic or...

But you'd need an electrolyte for galvanic or electrolytic corrosion, yes? Should be zero back on the bottom of no 3 cylinder, where this occurred.

I have no suggestion as to the exact type of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,385
Posted By Low Pass
It broke in about the only way probable. It...

It broke in about the only way probable. It twisted off with plug removal leaving most of the threaded portion in the cylinder head. I use nickel based never seize on adapters and plugs every time...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,987
Posted By Low Pass
Another solution

This easy mod has worked well for me for ~20, 21 years. Drill out the outboard connection to .250+". Cut and install a section of .250" steel rod through the inner and outer connections. Use a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,385
Posted By Low Pass
After just having to extract a broken one, I'd...

After just having to extract a broken one, I'd advocate for a 400 hr life limit. I had one break at ~~500 hrs. I know these aren't cheap, but trust me, you don't want to have to deal with this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Low Pass
Follow up on this issue. The tall pad seems to...

Follow up on this issue. The tall pad seems to have made a major improvement. We can now have normal flying conversations! Thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By Low Pass
I'd probably try it. Would be very surprised if...

I'd probably try it. Would be very surprised if an oscillating saw would generate respirable particle sizes (~5 microns ?). That's if it's actually cutting and not burning the material. But wear a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,389
Posted By Low Pass
Nice guy. Yeah, they send certified letters with...

Nice guy. Yeah, they send certified letters with a smile.

Second or third on letting your buddies and neighbors know you're inviting a Fed to the hangar that day. Had a Fed walk into a private...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Low Pass
Appreciate all the info. I did just spot the...

Appreciate all the info. I did just spot the Sierra add for "youth" and small people. Very interesting!

Thanks also for all the in-ear posts, but that's not working right now. I've tried the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By Low Pass
Headset for a Small Person

My girlfriend is pretty small and is not having good luck with a properly fitting headset. I've tried a Lightspeed Zulu and Clarity Aloft. I've tried springing the headband tighter on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,136
Posted By Low Pass
Didn't say get rid of it all. Just trying to...

Didn't say get rid of it all. Just trying to keep it all in perspective. There's a price to pay for a modern lifestyle. And an even bigger price to pay for a primitive lifestyle.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,136
Posted By Low Pass
Bingo. And availability in the region period, if...

Bingo. And availability in the region period, if the EPA has declared it a non attainment area. Only thing available for 100 miles from my home is the reformulated garbage.

As for the health...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-01-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By Low Pass
Synthetic vision is almost as big of a step...

Synthetic vision is almost as big of a step forward as was GPS over VOR/ADF for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,547
Posted By Low Pass
...just don't get it stuck in there!!!

...just don't get it stuck in there!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,256
Posted By Low Pass
My first impression is a problem with the...

My first impression is a problem with the elastomeric engine mounts. But I believe you have an imbalance to excite the system. No reciprocating aircraft engine experience to match this condition,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,231
Posted By Low Pass
Original design

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Original design drawings. OP, looks like it was built per the plans.
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,412
Posted By Low Pass
Very critical structural element in the area just...

Very critical structural element in the area just below the canopy rail on the sides. Good idea for all around access, but it would be a big challenge to interrupt this item.

As for the cordless...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,231
Posted By Low Pass
Late to the party but I installed "altered" flap...

Late to the party but I installed "altered" flap push rods. I recall doing this for clearance concerns, and not wanting to cut a bigger hole in the side of the fuselage. I didn't feel comfortable...
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,441
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,617
Posted By Low Pass
This. And they're calibrated regularly.

This. And they're calibrated regularly.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,574
Posted By Low Pass
Barb fittings do just fine (single, "Y", etc.). ...

Barb fittings do just fine (single, "Y", etc.). But be careful with the one on the regulator. They will break and then no more oxygen!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-12-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,697
Posted By Low Pass
I used that saw to cut all the steel for my...

I used that saw to cut all the steel for my hangar doors. Excellent tool! That's easily the best value tool HF sells currently. Amazing for $99 (on sale). And you can buy aftermarket stands and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,012
Posted By Low Pass
Hearing all the discussions here and on some of...

Hearing all the discussions here and on some of the Oshkosh threads about their favorite anchor system or this rope versus straps, etc. - I wonder what the anchor point in the wing of an RV is good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,945
Posted By Low Pass
Yep. That's how I did it. I believe I did put...

Yep. That's how I did it. I believe I did put the flying bottle in the refrigerator before. Recall seeing ~~300 psi improvement after.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,785
Posted By Low Pass
OK. I know I should just let it go, but here...

OK. I know I should just let it go, but here goes. Could I ask that if we have to continue to be lectured to on this topic, even *after* Oshkosh, that could be limited to the thread on the topic?? ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Low Pass
Second this. It wouldn't have made this many...

Second this. It wouldn't have made this many years in a humid environment. That poor engine needs usage. Operate it more, and the numbers might flatten out. Be very sure to check the screen and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,945
Posted By Low Pass
I interpreted the remarks as meaning, can one use...

I interpreted the remarks as meaning, can one use an oxygen concentrator to facilitate filling a bottle for flying use? Short answer is, yes after adding much complexity, cost and hazard. You'd...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks for the responses. Good information!

Thanks for the responses. Good information!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,785
Posted By Low Pass
I would agree.

I would agree.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By Low Pass
Cylinder Repair Shop Recommendations

Might be needing a reputable cylinder repair/overhaul shop in the Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana area. Anyone have a shop they've used lately and might recommend?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By Low Pass
Recommend getting one with the high back, for...

Recommend getting one with the high back, for naps. Those short/tiny backpack chairs are OK for...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,969
Posted By Low Pass
So. We don't have 300 meters safety zone on...

So. We don't have 300 meters safety zone on either side of the runway, but we do have mowing on and near the strip. I know how incredibly unsafe this may sound (spontaneous human combustion and die...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,757
Posted By Low Pass
How about a hoist of some type and a bosuns...

How about a hoist of some type and a bosuns chair?

https://newcontent.westmarine.com/content/images/catalog/large/10406940.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,143
Posted By Low Pass
This ^^. RVs can be landed in a pretty short...

This ^^. RVs can be landed in a pretty short distance, but not over an obstacle. My shortest landing was somewhere in the 330-ft range, on asphalt with me, half tanks, no baggage, sea level. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,735
Posted By Low Pass
Started with the old birthday and name initials. ...

Started with the old birthday and name initials. But that got old real fast. Now it's sweet and short - N8ZN.

A buddy who works for NASA has N 594CE. Looks pretty good from a slight angle.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-01-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By Low Pass
This ^^^. I have four, and I use screw type...

This ^^^. I have four, and I use screw type grounding bar with substantial wire interconnections back to central ground point. No issues for 21 years.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-25-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,333
Posted By Low Pass
I appreciate that point. But then why did RV...

I appreciate that point. But then why did RV change the airfoil? I would have thought it contributed fairly significantly.
Forum: Tools 06-24-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,521
Posted By Low Pass
Reversing *not* in the wrist?! Might have to...

Reversing *not* in the wrist?! Might have to look at that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,368
Posted By Low Pass
Good info. I'll add the listening to the...

Good info. I'll add the listening to the alternator to my preflight inspection. Never know what else might be rubbing or clanking around...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,333
Posted By Low Pass
Very inspirational, Greg. A similarly equipped...

Very inspirational, Greg. A similarly equipped -9 is my next project, once I get some irons out of the fire. The option of alternate fuels, SDS, and the larger engine makes for a nice combination. ...
Forum: Tools 06-24-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,521
Posted By Low Pass
No. There are two. Mine work well.

No. There are two. Mine work well.
Forum: Safety 06-23-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,405
Posted By Low Pass
I personally wouldn't care for the rubbing on my...

I personally wouldn't care for the rubbing on my neck from the centrally mounted strap. But that's me. Also, I don't find the separate shoulder attachment to be an issue in flight when the straps...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-21-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By Low Pass
Have used the service before. Nice alternative. ...

Have used the service before. Nice alternative. Just think about packing a folding luggage dolly in your box, or account for some other means to haul your things aound.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,597
Posted By Low Pass
Congratulations to Van's Aircraft. I remember...

Congratulations to Van's Aircraft. I remember being impressed seeing 2,000 completed kits! And they just keep improving. Very nice work!!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-21-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By Low Pass
Exactly. Unless I'm backpacking, it's the...

Exactly. Unless I'm backpacking, it's the low-dollar vinyl twin mattress. Inflate to comfort. If I have company - not backpacking - it's the double vinyl. Repairable with duct or Gorilla tape. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,597
Posted By Low Pass
OK - I'll bite. What's the concern about a flat...

OK - I'll bite. What's the concern about a flat in the hangar? Am I lucky having had only one flat in 21 years. And that was on a runway and due to my preventable stupidity.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,153
Posted By Low Pass
Many different suggestions have been posted on...

Many different suggestions have been posted on filling O2 bottles (search refilling oxygen). It can be done relatively inexpensively.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
Posted By Low Pass
I'd also bet it's a loose/bad connection. I have...

I'd also bet it's a loose/bad connection. I have the same arrangement and do not get this error. Well, not since I had a bad connection several years back. Just have to dive in and dig. Won't be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,064
Posted By Low Pass
Lot of women sit differently in the plane

Most women are shorter, and more flexible. Those who've traveled with me end up sitting cross legged, knees bent feet in front of the seat, or generally some position where their feet are not in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,064
Posted By Low Pass
This^^^ for a GF. Might de rate this a bit for a...

This^^^ for a GF. Might de rate this a bit for a wife. Get high, smooth and cool. Oxygen helps a lot! GF/wife headaches are *bad.*

Not even going to touch that GF & wife thing. Internet is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By Low Pass
Don, thanks for the tip. What I found at skybolt...

Don, thanks for the tip. What I found at skybolt wasn't the same. Hope that prop's (close to) working for you. Looks like I'll have to make my own

Bryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,450
Posted By Low Pass
It's a play on David Letterman's Stupid Human...

It's a play on David Letterman's Stupid Human Tricks.

Perhaps Drill Sgt Hulka's quote is applicable in several instances on this thread - Lighten Up, Francis.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By Low Pass
I too use the Bosch remanufactured "Samurai"...

I too use the Bosch remanufactured "Samurai" alternators. I proactively replace them every 3-400 hours or so. Never been stranded in 21 years/2400 hrs due to a failed alternator. No mods to mine. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By Low Pass
Machined Aluminum Countersunk Washers

Anyone know where I can get aluminum countersunk washers for a number 8 flat head screw? I can find them for #10, 1/4", etc. Just not number 8. I don't want pressed stainless.

I came into about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,080
Posted By Low Pass
https://www.avweb.com/ownership/what-if-they-had-a...

https://www.avweb.com/ownership/what-if-they-had-a-pafi-and-no-one-came/

IMO, the people in the agency pushing the very challenging project get paid whether they complete the work or not. Guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,992
Posted By Low Pass
I have two three inch ring binders full of wiring...

I have two three inch ring binders full of wiring diagrams, receipts, documents, drawings, etc. that are my aircraft reference material. If/when I sell, they'll go with the plane. My point was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,992
Posted By Low Pass
I am not FAA nor a lawyer, but I have had some up...

I am not FAA nor a lawyer, but I have had some up close discussions with both and would fully assume the POH could and would be used against you if a significant event occurred. Less is more!!! ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,693
Posted By Low Pass
Did you mean, there's never been a situation...

Did you mean, there's never been a situation where someone who was equipped with a parachute has decided to exit a failed RV and deployed their chute? That, I believe, would be correct. There have...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,978
Posted By Low Pass
There are no stupid questions, just stupid...

There are no stupid questions, just stupid answers.

Dealing with discussions on the Internet is interesting. What took me some time to adjust to was group think, cliquishness/conversation...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-03-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,067
Posted By Low Pass
Thumbs up I would in a heartbeat! If anything, just to...

I would in a heartbeat! If anything, just to watch the indignant reactions.
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