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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By RV6_flyer
Good Luck Jim. There was some interest in my...

Good Luck Jim. There was some interest in my stuff when I got rid of it but not a lot. The price to overhaul has gone up 50% in the last 5 years. Not many people are seeing your good deal and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,033
Posted By RV6_flyer
The fee is why I would prefer to send and receive...

The fee is why I would prefer to send and receive a check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By RV6_flyer
Back in 1994, I stopped at a school (same as A&P...

Back in 1994, I stopped at a school (same as A&P school in USA) in Japan that built one RV-4 and was building another. You can read about it in one of the old RVators that was published back in the...
Forum: COMM 11-11-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By RV6_flyer
Your jumper battery is not necessary on the GX...

Your jumper battery is not necessary on the GX series of GPS. IIRC, the battery stores the current GPS position so that it will starts up and finds satellites faster. All three (3) radios that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,068
Posted By RV6_flyer
Those of us that have built and are flying an RV...

Those of us that have built and are flying an RV for more than 20-years that we built have drawings for each part and can make the part from our own sourced materials. When I messed up a part while...
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is an RV-9A at KVVS that is setup with...

There is an RV-9A at KVVS that is setup with iLevil (http://aviation.levil.com/) and iPad as you say. It also has airspeed and altimeter but the iLevil (http://aviation.levil.com/) / iPad is setup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sealed AGM or Earth-X are my choice. I do not...

Sealed AGM or Earth-X are my choice. I do not want the lead acid that requires a vent. Only sealed lead acid battery will be used in my airplanes.

On my airplane, I need the heavy lead battery up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By RV6_flyer
I keep forgetting that others do not always do...

I keep forgetting that others do not always do things the same way I do. I have run into the PK screws once on another RV and did not have replacement parts in my shop.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By RV6_flyer
Most RVs use #4 (4-40) aftermarket, #6 (6-32), or...

Most RVs use #4 (4-40) aftermarket, #6 (6-32), or #8 (8-32) aviation screws. There are some #10 (10-32) screws also used on early wheel pants. If you cannot find a local builder, get a few aviation...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-24-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sometimes we forget that a magnet has a North and...

Sometimes we forget that a magnet has a North and South pole. Same with the magnet on the mag.

On typical aircraft with dual mags, we rotate spark plugs top to bottom next in firing order. IF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,402
Posted By RV6_flyer
I hear the guy moving in across the street from...

I hear the guy moving in across the street from you next month knows a little bit about building RVs and has an RV-8 under construction. He may be able to help you when you need an extra sent of...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By RV6_flyer
How old is the 912? Just had a 5-year old 912 on...

How old is the 912?

Just had a 5-year old 912 on a E-LSA at my airport that had same or similar issue. (3,000 RPM idle)

Problem was gaskets in the carbs. One had the cork gasket around the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,362
Posted By RV6_flyer
I will only use "ProSeal" with a pneumatic gun. ...

I will only use "ProSeal" with a pneumatic gun. Shop around for a used one and you will be set. I have both the 2 Oz and 6 Oz cartridge holders and switch out as needed. I use 3.5 Oz cartridges on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By RV6_flyer
As a 20-year RV pilot/builder, EAA Tech...

As a 20-year RV pilot/builder, EAA Tech Counselor, A&P, and retired DAR, see post #2 for the correct solution.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,937
Posted By RV6_flyer
Like...

Like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRtKiV6QYaE
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have seen case leaks on Lycomings but have seen...

I have seen case leaks on Lycomings but have seen more without case leaks. IF the case is sealed in accordance with Lycoming recommendations, the odds are that it will not leak.

To me, it sounds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,478
Posted By RV6_flyer
90 or 16 depending on the day.

90 or 16 depending on the day.
Forum: COMM 10-10-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By RV6_flyer
MJF-259

I have used the MJF-259 (https://smile.amazon.com/SWR-Antenna-Analyzer-MFJ-259C-0-53-230Mhz/dp/B00IRPMLTS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507649971&sr=8-1&keywords=mfj-259). It is more expensive but will do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By RV6_flyer
For the last two winters, I used Phillips 66...

For the last two winters, I used Phillips 66 Aviation Anti-Rust Oil 20W-50 (https://phillips66lubricants.com/product/aviation-antirust-oil).

It is a fly away pickling oil. Service airplane as you...
Forum: APRS Tracking 10-05-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 586
Posted By RV6_flyer
AP510 / AVRT5

Is anyone using the AP510 / AVRT5 1W APRS transceiver in their RV?

I am familiar with the AP510 Yahoo Group and have joined to get more info. Still trying to program the unit. I can tell that the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-03-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By RV6_flyer
O-320-B2? is another variation with the aft...

O-320-B2? is another variation with the aft mounted carb that will not work in an -A model RV without swapping out the sump.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sometimes this works: When the bucking bar that...

Sometimes this works:
When the bucking bar that "fits" is too light, take another bucking bar and use it as a "backup" creating two bucking bars that act as a heavier bar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By RV6_flyer
+1 That is why it is recommended to have 3...

+1

That is why it is recommended to have 3 separate record books (or one that has 3 separate sections) for Airframe, Prop, and Engine. Note it is recommended not required.
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,405
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not own a G3X yet but have read the manual...

I do not own a G3X yet but have read the manual before I installed / upgraded to G5s in my RV-6.

There is one box / module that can have the stick trim controls run in and then use airspeed data to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,308
Posted By RV6_flyer
In all the RV formations that I have taken part...

In all the RV formations that I have taken part with colored smoke, we have used smoke canisters that burn the color one needs. Yes the WHITE smoke is the typical injected smoke oil.

The canisters...
Forum: Southeast 09-25-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,904
Posted By RV6_flyer
Seeing these photos and manufacturers response I...

Seeing these photos and manufacturers response I know that I will NOT use the Titan engine in my RV-8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,295
Posted By RV6_flyer
Extended Oil Change

Lycoming Service Letter 270 (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SL270%20Extended%20Maintenance%20Intervals%20for%20%20Engines%20Operated%20on%20Unleaded%20Fuels_0.pdf) says that oil change...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By RV6_flyer
Most unlikely. In the past 20-years, many of the...

Most unlikely. In the past 20-years, many of the heavy wing RVs have had either improper formed trailing edge on the aileron or the aileron not being aligned correctly. Some guys have replaced the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By RV6_flyer
RV-8 Aileron weight of Counterweight

3.4 pounds for one of the aileron counterweights.

I have the parts to build both ailerons at home. Just grabbed two weights out of the garage and weighted them on my digital scale. Weight of both...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By RV6_flyer
As near as I can tell, the Experimental and...

As near as I can tell, the Experimental and Certificated G5 are the same. I purchased two EXPERIMENTAL G5 units and both have FAA / PMA stickers on them.

Having read the Certificated manual and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By RV6_flyer
Starter Recommendations

The SkyTec NL starter or the B&C starter are the two that have held up the best / lasted the longest / broke the least.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By RV6_flyer
I purchased my exhaust from Vetterman and asked...

I purchased my exhaust from Vetterman and asked to purchase the "optional turn downs" and was told they would fabricate the exhaust for me with them already built in. I said ok and asked how much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By RV6_flyer
RV-6 Garmin GMU-11

Installed the Garmin GMU-11 Magnetometer under the tail fairing on my RV-6. Was easy to install and the interference plus calibration worked perfect. Had almost nothing show up on the interference...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-09-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes you are over thinking it. Some of the...

Yes you are over thinking it.

Some of the "stuff" you are using is recommended to have separate grounds so that part is correct.

You do not need to calculate the wire length to and the wire length...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not Pete but I have stayed in a Holiday Inn...

I am not Pete but I have stayed in a Holiday Inn Express.

This post (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=943461&postcount=5) has the part number needed.

Copy / Paste from above...
Forum: Southeast 09-08-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,904
Posted By RV6_flyer
Looking at the case crack image, it appears that...

Looking at the case crack image, it appears that the connecting rod hit the case. (download image and enlarge)

Cannot wait to see images from inside the case.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-08-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,550
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes it works for me. I can see the image. I can...

Yes it works for me.

I can see the image. I can only see about 1/2 of the images in this thread that have been attempted to be displayed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-07-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By RV6_flyer
Inverted Oil System plug

If you check Raven (https://ravenaircraft.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/raven-inverted-instructions.pdf) and Christen (http://www.flyrv8.com/wp-content/uploads/inverted_oil.pdf) documents (or one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Posted By RV6_flyer
Not in DFW area but would like to suggest you...

Not in DFW area but would like to suggest you check for a DISTRIBUTOR in the local area for the best price. When I live in Los Angles, I had two distributors local and could also but Aviation Oil at...
Forum: Southeast 09-06-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,904
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have never heard of a good response from ECI. ...

I have never heard of a good response from ECI. Someone has to have had a good response. Would love to hear from someone that ECI stood behind. Seen too many ECI failures that were were not stood...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By RV6_flyer
In the last 20-years and 3,300 hours flying my...

In the last 20-years and 3,300 hours flying my RV-6, I have NEVER balance the wheels or tires. I have used retread tires the for more than the last 10-years.

Do not waste your time or money on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-06-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,785
Posted By RV6_flyer
There should be TWO jam nuts regardless of how...

There should be TWO jam nuts regardless of how much thread is inside. Lack of the two jam nuts shows poor workmanship build quality. This rod is just like all of the push pull tubes located inside...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By RV6_flyer
The lower viscosity is the A instead of the B in...

The lower viscosity is the A instead of the B in the spec number. Aircraft Spruce has it. (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/ac2362.php)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,785
Posted By RV6_flyer
An EXPERIMENTAL does not need to meet the build...

An EXPERIMENTAL does not need to meet the build standards or techniques that are used on Certificated airplanes.

A good EXPERIMENTAL build will meet the build standards and techniques used on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-05-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By RV6_flyer
2-oz pneumatic sealant gun

Here is what a 2-oz pneumatic sealant cartridge gun looks like.
https://s19.postimg.org/rfoz19jtv/2017-09-05_08.58.20.jpg

The handle removes by turning a 1/4...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,304
Posted By RV6_flyer
That is NOT what I was taught. The Lycoming...

That is NOT what I was taught. The Lycoming cylinder diameter is so large that complete combustion does not occur when only one spark is used for ignition.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like using a pneumatic sealant gun and the 2-oz...

I like using a pneumatic sealant gun and the 2-oz cartridge. (about $20 for sealant from Aircraft Spruce) The pistol grip is held on with a quarter turn fastener. It is possible to discount the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-01-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By RV6_flyer
Early RV-6(A) plans used a hole. At some point in...

Early RV-6(A) plans used a hole. At some point in time it changed to a SLOT.

The idea of the slot is so that the tank does not pull apart in a crash and create a large fuel leak and possible fire.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am one that want the Airfoil Gear for the RV-8...

I am one that want the Airfoil Gear for the RV-8 I am building. Just went to the website and I do not find the Airfoil Gear or any gear for the RV-8 listed.

It was there last year. Talked to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,911
Posted By RV6_flyer
Deanflyer: You are getting a lot of...

Deanflyer:

You are getting a lot of recommendations. Just about any of the systems will work. Prices / Costs in the US may be less than in the UK.

My suggestion would be to look at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,768
Posted By RV6_flyer
"Beautiful Doll" RV-8 was on display at the...

"Beautiful Doll" RV-8 was on display at the Garmin Tent AirVenture 2017 with a G3X Touch Portrait display mounted for the rear seat pilot. I like the way it was done I did a short video of the...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By RV6_flyer
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/images/die4264_lg.jp...

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/images/die4264_lg.jpg

You should use a #6 Screw Dimple Die (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Dimple-Die-Set-for-6-Screw/productinfo/DIE5096/#.WaYGJJOGPxU).
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By RV6_flyer
Great video. Over 20-years ago in an "Advanced...

Great video.

Over 20-years ago in an "Advanced Composite" class, we were taught to use a quarter to check for delamination.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,924
Posted By RV6_flyer
Over 3,000 hours in tailwheel RVs. I always tell...

Over 3,000 hours in tailwheel RVs. I always tell others to takeoff and land into the wind. At my home airport, I will take off downhill and land uphill with wind any direction as long as it is...
Forum: COMM 08-26-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By RV6_flyer
Try what Gil said. I have a GX60 and SL30. The...

Try what Gil said.

I have a GX60 and SL30. The SL30 was receiving signals after several years of use and had extremely poor quality on the receive. It worked fine for several years before. To me,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes. Over 20-years ago, I used a 12V regulated...

Yes.

Over 20-years ago, I used a 12V regulated power supply to test and measure current for my master solenoid. Mine pulled 1 Amp of power.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,456
Posted By RV6_flyer
We all just LOVE how autocorrect does exactly...

We all just LOVE how autocorrect does exactly what we do not want it to do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By RV6_flyer
I hate to lie to people but have been know to say...

I hate to lie to people but have been know to say that the part I need is "for an off road vehicle." I do not feel that is a lie.

I hate being "politically correct" but fear that is what I am doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is a thread that Ram Air Measurement was...

Here is a thread that Ram Air Measurement was measured and it was greater.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=136615&highlight=ram+air

I remember a TEST done on an RV-7 with a...
Forum: Florida (Central) 08-22-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By RV6_flyer
South Pasadena

Looking for friendly airport to tiedown, get a rental car for a trip to South Pasadena, Florida that will last several days. Looks like Albert Whitted (KSPG) is the closest airport. Clearwater...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By RV6_flyer
SB 16-03-28

That hole will be drilled in assembly with SB 16-03-28 (http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb16-03-28.pdf).

Need to ADD SB 16-03-28 (http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb16-03-28.pdf) parts while you are...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By RV6_flyer
I need to quit assuming. I thought everyone used...

I need to quit assuming. I thought everyone used ACR screw driver bits. The lube helps but you must have the correct tool to do the...
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