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Forum: Northeast 11-13-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think Joe is at Delaware, KDLZ.

I think Joe is at Delaware, KDLZ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Scott Hersha
Congratulations to fellow Cincy Riverrat Dave...

Congratulations to fellow Cincy Riverrat Dave Schmitz (Kicks) on his performance last June. Something else to talk about at the Super Bowl party this winter.
Forum: Northeast 11-12-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wrong end of the state, but there are numerous RV...

Wrong end of the state, but there are numerous RV builders at KHAO near Cincinnati, including me. My RV8 is in a paint shop in TX right now, but will be home around the end of the month, and Iíd be...
Forum: COMM 11-12-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By Scott Hersha
I use a visor type hat. Nothing on top, so the...

I use a visor type hat. Nothing on top, so the headset cushion rests on your head as designed, and itís a little cooler in the summer. Any hat, or visor however, will interfere with the seal between...
Forum: Rocket 11-10-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hmmm... re-designing a flap system so that you...

Hmmm... re-designing a flap system so that you can fly an *íunstabilized approachí in KNOWN icing conditions ó- seems problematic to me.

*flying an approach at 120K in an airplane that is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By Scott Hersha
Remember, the G3X/latest Garmin EFIS info is a...

Remember, the G3X/latest Garmin EFIS info is a Ďpathí based flight display. The boxes (active route) indicate your path. Where the nose is pointed is indicated by the circle with the bulls eye in it...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used the hinges on my first RV (RV6), camlocks...

I used the hinges on my first RV (RV6), camlocks on my second airplane (RV8), and hinges on my 3rd and latest RV8. If I build a fourth (unlikely) it will have hinges. I was careful with installation...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By Scott Hersha
FS: Slick 4371 Impulse Mag Kits (2)

I am selling my 2, almost new magneto ignition systems, after installation of electronic ignition on my RV8. These mags are less than 6 months old with about 55 hours on them. Both mags are Slick...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-01-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By Scott Hersha
Glad to see you are still having a reprieve from...

Glad to see you are still having a reprieve from the rain. I got my RV8 to 52H last weekend for paint @ GLO from Cincinnati, after waiting out the weather for several days. Of course it all moved up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,259
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you want to ease your mind about this, go up...

If you want to ease your mind about this, go up and do some stalls - after youíre sure thereís no deformation or cracking....... better yet, go up with someone else in their RV, any RV, and have...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow! Good job Brian. Using the technology is a...

Wow! Good job Brian. Using the technology is a good thing. In this case, it may have saved you.

And thanks for ĎSHOWING UPí (as Haley put it) for Jonís memorial. Paying it forward, as we heard...
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By Scott Hersha
I moved my RV4 front seat aft 2 1/2Ē at the top...

I moved my RV4 front seat aft 2 1/2Ē at the top and just over an inch at the bottom, which made seating slightly more reclined. That was more comfortable in my opinion. The roll bar weldment had to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,303
Posted By Scott Hersha
This has been so tough. Jon was an inspiration to...

This has been so tough. Jon was an inspiration to all of us at Butler County Airport and his genuine love of our avocation went far beyond this place. Jon was a true friend. I saw him almost every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By Scott Hersha
Prop Governor

Does anyone here have experience with a Whirlwind 200RV prop with the Hartzell S-1-10 governor that Vanís sells? I originally had the blended airfoil Hartzell, but my partner (at the time) had an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,262
Posted By Scott Hersha
JT decided not to use the PP alt fail connection....

JT decided not to use the PP alt fail connection. He has an EarthX battery in his new Redline RV8 and has configured his low voltage warning at 13.5 volts, which happens pretty quickly if your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By Scott Hersha
Your post #4 picture doesnít look like there is...

Your post #4 picture doesnít look like there is enough slack in that fuel line. As Scott says, the bottom of the engine where the fuel pump is, moves laterally a lot, especially during start up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,321
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a keyed switch (Steinair) that controls...

I have a keyed switch (Steinair) that controls power through the push button starter. Mags (soon to be P Mags) are controlled through toggles. When I leave the plane somewhere I turn the ‘starter...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,466
Posted By Scott Hersha
My QB wings had an inspection plate on the bottom...

My QB wings had an inspection plate on the bottom for access to the back side of the holes for stall warning install. If you end up taking off your wings to gain backside access, this is what I did...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 67,585
Posted By Scott Hersha
Of the several bids I got for painting our new...

Of the several bids I got for painting our new plane, two of them were for base/clear, 3 colors with cut & buff. The cut & buff added $8,000 to the cost of the paint job.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,566
Posted By Scott Hersha
Walt, Ya, sorry, $10K was an obvious...

Walt,
Ya, sorry, $10K was an obvious exaggeration, but it sure seems like a lot of extra money to gain a level of redundancy that doesn't seem like very much added value. The OP was asking about...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,566
Posted By Scott Hersha
Single screen G3X, Garmin 625 for NAV, G5 backup....

Single screen G3X, Garmin 625 for NAV, G5 backup. Excellent setup for IFR flying. Foreflight running on the iPad for digital charting backup, and it talks to the G3X. Thereís plenty of information on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes. Iíve gotten my endorsement from my local...

Yes. Iíve gotten my endorsement from my local FSDO to take my written and practical tests for my A&P based on construction of two RVís (3 now). So did two of my friends at my airport, and theyíve...
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can do that yourself knowing the weights of...

You can do that yourself knowing the weights of the two batteries in question and itís mounted CG position relative to datum. If mounted in the same place, your empty CG will move aft slightly if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By Scott Hersha
The hot start procedure that Paul reccommends...

The hot start procedure that Paul reccommends seems to work on Lyc powered Mooneys, and Pipers from what Iíve read on hot start forums. A minor change to that procedure that also helps is to turn on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Scott Hersha
Awesome pictures Luke. You guys look great! Itís...

Awesome pictures Luke. You guys look great! Itís a long ride to Italy, but my wife (Italian) and I would love to get there and see you perform live.
Forum: Propellers 09-18-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Scott Hersha
I found Aircraft Specialists at Jeffersonville,...

I found Aircraft Specialists at Jeffersonville, IN (KJVY - Louisville area) to have a good price and they said they could get me a blended airfoil Hartzell in 3 weeks for $9300. Vanís price on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can buy extra pins from Vans Aircraft. They...

You can buy extra pins from Vans Aircraft. They are rolled into a circle about 24Ē in diameter for packaging. I found them locally at a metal supplier. The reamer idea works - every time, and itís a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Scott Hersha
20 threads per inch - 135 degrees for every one...

20 threads per inch - 135 degrees for every one Iíve done (copper). I put a mark on a point on the hex of the plug with a sharpie, and another mark 135 degrees in a clockwise direction on the plug....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Scott Hersha
Tips and tricks - first place, when you remove...

Tips and tricks - first place, when you remove your cowls try to sit them on a piece of carpet, towel or something else so you damage the hinge eyelets on the floor. Now that you have maybe flattened...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,884
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow! That sounds a bit harsh. I havenít found...

Wow! That sounds a bit harsh. I havenít found things quite that bad, but of course, your experience may be different. Iíve sold my completed airplanes quickly and easily and recovered my investment,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By Scott Hersha
Amen Vic! Well said. Itís good to get this kind...

Amen Vic! Well said. Itís good to get this kind of information about the MOSAIC initiative from someone inside the Vans community that knows what the FAA point of reference is too. There are a lot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,313
Posted By Scott Hersha
There are a lot of experienced RV builders just...

There are a lot of experienced RV builders just west of you at Butler County (Ohio) airport - KHAO. 10+ RV8's have been built there by current residents, along with numerous other RV models. Come...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used my middle finger......... but I have...

I used my middle finger......... but I have arthritis, so probably about the same size as PDís thumb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Scott Hersha
The fit should be more snug than what is showing...

The fit should be more snug than what is showing in your picture. There should be a small amount of room for paint and minimal movement. If you tape the gear leg fairing with 3-4 layers of PVC...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-10-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By Scott Hersha
Added a couple pictures above - I think......

Added a couple pictures above - I think......
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used Petit EZY Prime and Petit topside...

I used Petit EZY Prime and Petit topside polyurethane paint over it on my RV8. I’ll try to attach a couple pictures, but if that doesn’t work, send me a message and I’ll email them to you. I got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,792
Posted By Scott Hersha
My friend Bruce makes them. Iíll see him this...

My friend Bruce makes them. Iíll see him this evening, I think, and ask him to contact you, or Iíll list his contact info here if he wants. I installed the bolts that way originally with my current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít see any cracks, and the damage doesnít...

I donít see any cracks, and the damage doesnít look that bad to where you couldnít fly it - as long as there is no binding or clearance issues between the damaged aileron and adjacent structure. If...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,792
Posted By Scott Hersha
I wonít comment further about bolt length/thread...

I wonít comment further about bolt length/thread exposure...... Iím sure you already knew that, or certainly do by now. However, to your original question, something to the effect ďis there anything...
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By Scott Hersha
Whirlwind timing....... I ordered my 200RV prop...

Whirlwind timing....... I ordered my 200RV prop on June 8 and was told 8 weeks. Itís now been 12 weeks, and Iím still at least 2 weeks from getting my prop. Whatever Whirlwind tells you - double it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, I get it. We are, after all, experimental...

Yep, I get it. We are, after all, experimental pilots, and all of our airplanes are different. I applaud the OP for making this test comparison, and becoming familiar with his airplane. There is no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Scott Hersha
I didnít say to use G-Flex on the canopy, I said...

I didnít say to use G-Flex on the canopy, I said use Pro Set, which is recommended on plexi and has the same consistency as G-Flex, which you may be familiar with. It makes proSet easier to apply...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used Pro Set from the Gougeon Brothers (West...

I used Pro Set from the Gougeon Brothers (West System). It is a structural adhesive that is compatible with all West System epoxies - in fact it will wet out cloth if applied correctly. According...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By Scott Hersha
My guess on the washers - in case you have...

My guess on the washers - in case you have something thick to go through and needed a longer stud for that, and for for attaching more than one ring terminal from various ground blocks in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,551
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bruce, Youíve gotten lots of good advice here...

Bruce,
Youíve gotten lots of good advice here from experienced RV8 Pilots and lots of different techniques that work for them. If you are still looking for an instructor, I know of two that have dual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,565
Posted By Scott Hersha
You might want to consider installing the prop...

You might want to consider installing the prop governor before hanging the engine, if using an aft mounted governor. They are sometimes difficult to mount after the engine is mounted. Same with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 157,717
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you are using LED lights, you have to vary the...

If you are using LED lights, you have to vary the voltage (I think). Iíve used resistors before, and it worked OK, but you have to experiment with various sizes to get what level you want. Resistors...
Forum: Tools 08-15-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,958
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just bought the HF creeper today for $27 and...

Just bought the HF creeper today for $27 and turned it around to give me a little more Ďaltitudeí, and I have to say, itís pretty comfortable. I donít think the plastic wheels will last long, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By Scott Hersha
One of the things you were asking about is the...

One of the things you were asking about is the best time to buy somebody’s aircraft kit. That would probably be during the time of year when most people don’t think as much about how much they wish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 157,717
Posted By Scott Hersha
How about making the toggle switch a dpdt switch...

How about making the toggle switch a dpdt switch so you can have a test position one way and a fixed dim the other way?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,955
Posted By Scott Hersha
Steve, Being frustrated at this point is not...

Steve,
Being frustrated at this point is not unusual. The good thing I see here is that you are particular, and thatís a positive thing. That little part is not easy to get perfect, but itís not...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,794
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sure seems like an odd use of safety wire to me...

Sure seems like an odd use of safety wire to me too. The movement you are trying to prevent is perpendicular to the twisting moment on the rod end, so the longitudinal change on the rod end requires...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím able to dim about 3 feet of LED light strip...

Iím able to dim about 3 feet of LED light strip through the GAD27 using one of the PWM outputs. It dims fine, from full bright down to almost zero. I use the DC outputs to dim my screens. All are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had a suntail on my last airplane, and yes it...

I had a suntail on my last airplane, and yes it was bright. But no brighter than the tail light from FlyLeds, and it cost more than 3 times as much. I would sell the suntail here for 200 bucks, buy...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve had Ďbentí sticks in both of my RV-8ís. Mine...

Iíve had Ďbentí sticks in both of my RV-8ís. Mine isnít actually bent. I cut it and welded in the offset piece to create a 2Ē offset. Iíve flown with straight stock sticks and I prefer my offset...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 37,976
Posted By Scott Hersha
My new PP alternator failed right out of the box....

My new PP alternator failed right out of the box. Hartzell replaced it under warranty. The internal voltage regulator was bad. The next new one has worked fine for about 50 hours so far.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By Scott Hersha
On my RVís, Vy and best glide was very nearly the...

On my RVís, Vy and best glide was very nearly the same: 80-85 KIAS, depending on GW & air density. This should be approximately your best lift/drag speed which of course varies with density altitude....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used the foam that you get from Home Depot that...

I used the foam that you get from Home Depot that they use to seal window air conditioning units. Itís a square cross section, maybe 1.5Ē square, so you need to attach it a couple inches from the...
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,689
Posted By Scott Hersha
TD rings slow me down about 15 knots,,,, I...

TD rings slow me down about 15 knots,,,, I think...... feels like it anyway.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,400
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít think this is that difficult. If you have...

I donít think this is that difficult. If you have a homebuilt you can camp/park in HBC/HBP. If you donít, then you canít. Pretty simple. If you are building an airplane, then when you get it finished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,660
Posted By Scott Hersha
The problem I had with the Airgizmo control locks...

The problem I had with the Airgizmo control locks is that they didnít work. I could pull them apart, after being locked down, with my hands and Iím not that strong. When I put them on my airplane, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Scott Hersha
Alex, PM sent.

Alex,
PM sent.
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