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Old 11-29-2014, 08:57 AM
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Sheepdog I'm curious to hear about your cowling. Is there a special something under the hood requiring such modification to the cowling? Love seeing yet another thing these RVs can do! Cool!!



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Old 11-29-2014, 09:03 AM
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Have you noticed whether you can get any slower in 3 point landings?
That looks to me like it would be a yes. The -6 will definitely land tail wheel first with ease, and is still solidly flying when it does. This one is now sitting much taller in the front, the only question is - how much slower?

Very cool!
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:33 AM
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The wheels are Matco W60 , the brake rotor attaches to the rim with three Allen
Screws. The caliper runs on the inside portion of the rotor and attaches to the
Rim at max diameter. The bearings are for a 1.25 axel and 1420 pounds per
Wheel.
Using Van's stock gear legs?

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Old 11-29-2014, 01:41 PM
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Stock gear legs, total loss of speed 15 mph from faired 5 mph from stock wheel hanging in the wind.
What is lurking under the cowl is an IO-320 b1A converted to a D1A
Updraft pan with bendix fuel injection which dropped the filter assembly, I then used a shampoo bottle Some spray foam and fiberglass --- see Kevin Ross article over 200mph on 160 hp. See second issue 2000 rvator
I run 2700 rpm cross country with a Warnke 68/68
I have to be different.
I have a friend with a Titan tornado and am usually off in approx the same distance.
Wheel pants --- gunna look like a gee-bee
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:40 PM
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sheepdog:
8.50x600 on Matco wheels.
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sheepdog:
Stock gear legs
Aren't the stock axles too short for the 6 inch wheels?
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:52 PM
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Default Bearing spacing

I struggled with cleavelands.then found out the Matco's bearing spacing was 2.5
Which is narrower than stock wheels. I had to add washers to get stock width
Installing the tires onto the rims were a challenge, I used fiber glasses reinforced tape to bring the beads together, then assembled the wheel halfs released the tape pulled the strips out and no pinched tubes. An added bonus, Matco makes a 5 inch wheel which uses the same brake assembly,
We average winds in the 17 mph range in north central Iowa, Wind turbine country, so most of the time 3 points are very short, no wind vans specs are pretty close, and running 10 pounds in the tires and plenty of practice in the grass, running out of energy in a low flare, landings are real short.
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:02 PM
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any picture with wheel assembly to share?

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Old 12-04-2014, 10:48 PM
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You are awesome! So glad to see someone diversifying the use of their RV.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:26 AM
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Next, put some VGs on it. Then you'd really be talking some good fun!!

Very nice!
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:48 AM
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Default Tail wheel and vgs

I used a JD tail wheel fork, the reason to give the most amount of tire
exposed and the least amount of steel to catch on snags. The switch was painless.

I received Vortex generators from ATS through Larry Vetterman
His last set for the RV-6

Wheel Pants ? A friend John Baker who designed my original Wheelpants
Gave me a preliminary design -It's Big! A 21 inch tall tire the pant needs a length of 4 feet, On a side note the big raindrop could be made retractable

I'll let you know.
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