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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have one nutplate jig. It works on #6, #8, and...

I have one nutplate jig. It works on #6, #8, and #10. IF you are using Mil Spec nutplates (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pdf/K1000tech.pdf), they should all have the same leg size. Look at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By RV6_flyer
AND I have also used the 3M AC Tech AC-236...

AND I have also used the 3M AC Tech AC-236 product. As Gil says, they are all the same spec but different manufacturers.

Last time I purchased, the 3M AC Tech was the lowest cost in the U.S.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By RV6_flyer
I use neither of the two oils you are trying to...

I use neither of the two oils you are trying to determine which is better.

Both meet the same spec.

IMHO, the one that can be obtain or delivered local at the lower price is the better one in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,664
Posted By RV6_flyer
Agree. No difference than Primer.

Agree. No difference than Primer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By RV6_flyer
How about posting a link to the the AMT handbook...

How about posting a link to the the AMT handbook you are referencing.

I just download the three FAA-H-8033-30...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,664
Posted By RV6_flyer
Crimp. All the Aerospace giants use crimps for...

Crimp. All the Aerospace giants use crimps for the following reasons.

Solder is NOT better. Takes more skilled worker, longer time, more steps, and if not done correctly, there are more failure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,791
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yesterday Vlad's tracker reported he was in...

Yesterday Vlad's tracker reported he was in Kenai, Alaska heading southwest.

https://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FKC2TPD-7&timerange=3600&tail=3600

Go to http://aprs.fi and "Track Callsign"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,270
Posted By RV6_flyer
25-years ago, I had an old IA that also taught...

25-years ago, I had an old IA that also taught A&Ps tell me to always replace the pistons at overhaul time. He said that the piston ring groves wear enough that there is a high risk of breaking...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-11-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,862
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is what my 320 looks like. As Bob Martin...

Here is what my 320 looks like. As Bob Martin said, rotate pipe in ball joint and trim back the bottom of the cowl. Another post talked about the angle down turn of the pipes to lower noise. Yes it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By RV6_flyer
My GMU 11 is under the tail faring and works...

My GMU 11 is under the tail faring and works great with my two G5s.

I have manual trim so there is a steel cable back there. Was afraid that it would be messed up by some of the steel bolts,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,029
Posted By RV6_flyer
"Big Ticket" items like the G3X typically are not...

"Big Ticket" items like the G3X typically are not on hand to take with you at AirVenture. Many Vendors like SteinAir and Aircraft Spruce can deliver product to users with advance notice.

Last...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By RV6_flyer
Ask anyone with as many hours as I have behind a...

Ask anyone with as many hours as I have behind a 320 powered two seat RV and they will tell you to get the 360. As Jim said, the 360 will do anything the 320 will but the 320 will not do what the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By RV6_flyer
B&C

B&C sells them. Here is the link I found with my iPad.

http://www.bandc.aero/mountingkits.aspx

I used one of their brackets on the engine I purchased from you about 3-years ago.

I phoned them and...
Forum: COMM 05-31-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By RV6_flyer
My SL30 use to do the same thing. It would...

My SL30 use to do the same thing. It would intermittently sound like it was slightly off frequency.

It went to Garmin AT in Oregon for a flat rate repair. They had a hard time finding the issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By RV6_flyer
Others have already posted some of what I am...

Others have already posted some of what I am thinking. I will try to add something new to this thread.

Wish I had magic words of wisdom but here is what I can tell you about flying my RV-6 for...
Forum: Propellers 05-30-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,001
Posted By RV6_flyer
Agree. Adding more words for the software so I...

Agree.

Adding more words for the software so I can post.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-25-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By RV6_flyer
Agree that you do not want ProSeal. Dave shows...

Agree that you do not want ProSeal.

Dave shows one way but 25 to 30-years ago while I was building my flying RV-6, I (and others) would sometimes insert a small scrap piece between flange and skin...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-24-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,596
Posted By RV6_flyer
[/QUOTE] 4th would be when the avionics...

[/QUOTE]

4th would be when the avionics installed in another airplane then VFR pilot flys in to IMC.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 874
Posted By RV6_flyer
The engines recommended by Van's Aircraft have...

The engines recommended by Van's Aircraft have their weight published in the Type Certificate Data Sheets...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-23-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is the Google Earth map link...

Here is the Google Earth map link (https://www.google.com/maps/place/39%C2%B014'34.8%22N+77%C2%B059'27.6%22W/@39.243,-77.999763,3003m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d39.243!4d-77.991) that Jim...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-23-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By RV6_flyer
Agree 100%. IF you need something for the engine...

Agree 100%.

IF you need something for the engine so that it can be moved around the stop, a homemade stand out of wood with wheels so that the engine lift loop is up is nice.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-21-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,489
Posted By RV6_flyer
Cedar Meadows is not far from Winchester Rgnl...

Cedar Meadows is not far from Winchester Rgnl (KOKV) and High View (61VA).

I found it using Lat / Long that was posted a few years ago and entered into Foreflight.

Jim will correct any errors that...
Forum: APRS Tracking 05-20-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By RV6_flyer
ARRL to Show Off Ham Radio at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

For those that are interested in installing an APRS tracker in their RV, ARRL (American Radio Relay League) recently announced in their eLetter (http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2018-05-17#toc05)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,903
Posted By RV6_flyer
Get the wife involved. Her input is more...

Get the wife involved. Her input is more important than mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By RV6_flyer
Two G5s installed without antenna about 8-months...

Two G5s installed without antenna about 8-months ago in my RV-6.

The GPS in the unit works great.

IF doing aggressive maneuvering (60 bank turn or more) GPS will lose signal for a few seconds. ...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By RV6_flyer
A tap and die set is not necessary to build an RV...

A tap and die set is not necessary to build an RV kit aircraft.

The tap and die sets that I own are 40-years old. They are nice to have when one finds a damaged thread on a bolt or nut and a NEW...
Forum: California 05-14-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By RV6_flyer
Contact the West Coast Ravens...

Contact the West Coast Ravens (http://www.westcoastravens.com/contact.htm) and they will fix you up with others that fly formation n the area.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago, I had a friend's high pressure fuel...

Years ago, I had a friend's high pressure fuel injection mechanical pump just quit. In other words, it worked fine on one flight but the next flight did not work at all.

He purchased a new pump in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By RV6_flyer
This is the image that I see at the above...

This is the image that I see at the above link.

https://s19.postimg.cc/oqs5slmpv/Publication1.jpg

If you do not want to display that image here, let me know and I will delete my post or a moderator...
Forum: GPS 05-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By RV6_flyer
From page 6-22 of the...

From page 6-22 of the GX60IFRGPS_COMM_UserGuide.pdf

Load Approach (GX50/60)
This option is available for the Active flight plan when a datacard with approach information is inserted into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By RV6_flyer
The ground wire is on a lug like this one. Yes...

The ground wire is on a lug like this one. Yes there is good electrical contact using an ohm meter.

http://www.abbatron.com/uploads/photos/m/Picture%20013.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,921
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF your carb idle mixture is too lean, you can...

IF your carb idle mixture is too lean, you can also get a low or no mag RPM drop. IF you do a mag check on an airplane with dual mags that has the carb set correctly, one can pull the mixture out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,937
Posted By RV6_flyer
I loved seeing the Concorde land near my RV back...

I loved seeing the Concorde land near my RV back in 1998.

https://s19.postimg.cc/qid8764b7/N157_GS_and_Concorde.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By RV6_flyer
How I did it

In theory the airframe metal will carry the return path. Experience is that over time resistance builds up and can open circuit.

Best practice is a separate ground to the sending unit. See...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,620
Posted By RV6_flyer
You will not go wrong with the engine that Vans...

You will not go wrong with the engine that Vans Aircraft sells.

I would rather have the real original engine than a COPY of the original. Since it is an original, expect to pay a little bit more.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF the plugs were in my hangar, I would use a...

IF the plugs were in my hangar, I would use a spark plug erosion gauge (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/ct482gauge.php?clickkey=66732) to see if they are still in mechanical spec as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By RV6_flyer
Under Vertical Stabilizer

I mounted mine under ther vertical Stabilizer just right of center. Works perfect with no errors in the calibration or interference tests.
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,476
Posted By RV6_flyer
Vlad: What Reaver said. I may have lived in the...

Vlad:

What Reaver said.

I may have lived in the LA Basin for 30 years and flown my RV out of KCCB for 15-years and could not have said it better. From the east at KCCB, I would contact SoCAL...
Forum: COMM 04-24-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By RV6_flyer
Any of the Zulu would be fine. I gave away TWO...

Any of the Zulu would be fine. I gave away TWO (2) Zulu 1 headsets for FREE to a young 24-year old pilot. One needed new ear seals but it is hard to beat the price he paid for any headset.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By RV6_flyer
Do you have Chrome cylinders?

Do you have Chrome cylinders?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By RV6_flyer
Rob: You are asking the right questions on for...

Rob:

You are asking the right questions on for the decisions that you will need to make.

Asking on the Internet, you will get lots of opinions for FREE. Since you paid nothing for them, some of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have read all the posts in this thread. I...

I have read all the posts in this thread. I agree that there will be a personal preference on how tight or how loose. Yes one gets use to different adjustments in different airplanes or at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By RV6_flyer
SwitchBox Control

I used one of these (http://switchboxcontrol.com/) for 4-years.

I gave it to a friend when I moved as I now have 18-steps to my hangar and hangar is on the same WiFi network as my house. Yes I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By RV6_flyer
Ron is directly across the street. :)

Ron is directly across the street. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By RV6_flyer
I left Kalifornia when I retired in 2013 because...

I left Kalifornia when I retired in 2013 because there were few places I could afford to live with my airplane. After almost 4-years in PA, I moved to NC25.

My RV-6 is now flying 20.5 years. Been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By RV6_flyer
Extremely unlikely. The closest competition to...

Extremely unlikely. The closest competition to the RV-10 is the $390,000 USD SR-20 and the $540,000 USD SR-22.

IF you look at what customers that have built RV-10s have done to customize their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,098
Posted By RV6_flyer
When I looked at the Spruce Page it had the same...

When I looked at the Spruce Page it had the same as Walmart price BUT said add to CART for current price. Adding it to the cart, the price is $2 less than Walmart.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-09-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,009
Posted By RV6_flyer
It was two years ago, I was leading a flight of 3...

It was two years ago, I was leading a flight of 3 and ATC said to have wingmen turn Transponder OFF. I asked Standby? Was told OFF.

One airplane had ADS-B out. Was over KONT in the Charlie...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By RV6_flyer
I never heard of this outfit but their website...

I never heard of this outfit but their website shows they have a 4771 mag (https://lasar.com/product/unison-magneto-4771/) in stock.

AeroSport Power / Progressive Air Kamloops BC has serviced LASAR...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,511
Posted By RV6_flyer
SB326A and SB327C both deal with 360 and 540...

SB326A and SB327C both deal with 360 and 540 engines.

Subject engine is a 1961 vintage narrow deck 320 with 6,700 hours since new. Subject case was lapped and line bored ~2,600 hours earlier...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,511
Posted By RV6_flyer
Larry: The same experts...

Larry:

The same experts (https://www.avweb.com/news/savvyaviator/savvy_aviator_59_egt_cht_and_leaning-198162-1.html) are the ones that say that running LOP is ok.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,511
Posted By RV6_flyer
People (A&Ps) with a lot more experience than I...

People (A&Ps) with a lot more experience than I do say other wise.

Read this article (https://www.savvyaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/articles_eaa/EAA_2014-06_cylinder-work-be-afraid.pdf).

Quote...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,511
Posted By RV6_flyer
Larry: Then explain what happened. I have only...

Larry:

Then explain what happened.

I have only been an A&P for 20 year so have not seen everything. I have only attended the Lycoming engine school once.

There was damage on the bearing from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,511
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dowel Pin movement

Here is an image of good dowel pin on main center bearing of a 4-cylinder Lycoming.

https://s19.postimg.org/pnkh4u7ib/2018-04-06_11.28.38.jpg


Here is an image of what the dowel pin looks like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,511
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have seen one engine that had all cylinders...

I have seen one engine that had all cylinders pulled and no plates / washers used on the thru-studs. When the entire engine was torn down years later, it had a bearing turn against the dowel pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By RV6_flyer
SteinAir usually will beat anyones price. Stark...

SteinAir usually will beat anyones price. Stark has a low markup and is worth checking.

RST Engineering (http://www.rstengineering.com/rst/products/adsb/adsb.htm) may have the best EAA / AOPA...
Forum: COMM 04-04-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By RV6_flyer
VSWR spec is important. I like to get the best...

VSWR spec is important. I like to get the best VSWR (below 1.5:1) for the lowest money. Typically the aircraft antenna specs end up being the same so PRICE ends up being the only difference once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,782
Posted By RV6_flyer
Agree. Unless they have a firewall too close to...

Agree. Unless they have a firewall too close to the engine and need the 1/2" extra clearance.

The cheapest thing about flying is the PILOT.




Two pilots were fighting over a penny.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,782
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Tempest 48103 filter is the same that my...

The Tempest 48103 filter is the same that my engine uses and it is 13/16"-16 thread. The research that I have done has the NAPA 1515 filter with 3/4"-16 thread so it would not work on either my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,782
Posted By RV6_flyer
There are two different thread sizes used on our...

There are two different thread sizes used on our Lycoming engines oil filters. Most new ones have 3/4"-16 but some old ones like my old narrow deck engine use 13/16"-16. I only have one filter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,782
Posted By RV6_flyer
I use the Tempest. Cutting the filters open, the...

I use the Tempest. Cutting the filters open, the Champion may have one additional pleat but the Tempest is a lot less money.

Have not used the NAPA 1515 filter but have friends that have. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,229
Posted By RV6_flyer
Low fuel burn at or above 150 TAS sounds like...

Low fuel burn at or above 150 TAS sounds like me.

Typically I care about Ground Speed, True Air Speed, and only care about indicated airspeed when in the traffic pattern.
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