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Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By RV6_flyer
The CAN Bus specification...

The CAN Bus specification (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus) is a twisted pair. In aircraft use, one wants a system that will have NO interference. The shield twisted pair wire is needed to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By RV6_flyer
CAN Bus wiring

CAN Bus is generic and used by lots of manufacturers. Garmin does an excellent job of explaining how to do it. It does not matter if it is a Garmin product or another manufacturer's CAN Bus. It is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By RV6_flyer
For the past 20+ years and over 3,300 operating...

For the past 20+ years and over 3,300 operating hours, I have used the brake manufacturers recommended lubrication. Nothing. I just clean them off and put them together.

Any liquid, paste, or...
Forum: GPS 02-16-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By RV6_flyer
I actually have TWO (2) of the programmers and...

I actually have TWO (2) of the programmers and 9-cards. I moved in November and need to find both programmers before I will sell one. I know where the nine (9) spare cards are and will part with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am planning a FACTORY new engine for the RV-8...

I am planning a FACTORY new engine for the RV-8 build before reading the above. I made that decision because I believed the above before reading it.

BTW. Not only have I been an A&P for more than...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-14-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,057
Posted By RV6_flyer
Some of my drill bits

I have a number set but the image is not included.
https://s9.postimg.org/ofib2yay7/2018-02-14_11.45.20.jpg


Tool Box where bits are...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-13-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
WTB
Views: 298
Posted By RV6_flyer
Vacuum DG

Have a Vacuum DG with 8130. IF you do not buy the other one, EMAIL me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago, my friend FLYNWEST...

Years ago, my friend FLYNWEST (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=8380) here at VAF was selling them. I have a set for my RV-6 and they are the same ones that an RV-8 will use.
Forum: GPS 02-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By RV6_flyer
Jeppesen Skybound for GX60 PCMCIA datacards

Jeppesen has made several different Skybound programmers over the years. I purchased one used from VAF years ago that works with the old PCMCIA cards. A large number of years back, the database...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dan Horton (DanH...

Dan Horton (DanH (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=2320)) has that setup. If he does not respond, contact him directly.
Forum: RV-12 02-08-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,627
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sounds like a 912 on an LSA at the airport I use...

Sounds like a 912 on an LSA at the airport I use to be based at. Similar issue after hose replacement. The owner found that the clamps were loose.

I have seen the same thing on my GMC. Not leak...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-08-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,857
Posted By RV6_flyer
Count me in also. Email sent. Will PM if the...

Count me in also. Email sent. Will PM if the email bounces back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By RV6_flyer
+1 Sporty's had the lowest price ($35) for a set...

+1

Sporty's had the lowest price ($35) for a set that I could find.

They can be removed with a hair dryer when the time comes you want to remove them.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-06-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By RV6_flyer
My guess would be to use the manufacturer spec...

My guess would be to use the manufacturer spec sheet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By RV6_flyer
I typically do not add oil between oil changes...

I typically do not add oil between oil changes with spin on filter recommendation of 50-hours. After engine was rebuilt and broke in correctly, I would go 45-hours before the engine used a quart. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,856
Posted By RV6_flyer
Simon lives in Canada. I do not know the...

Simon lives in Canada. I do not know the Canadian requirements BUT in the USA, the Experimental PAX warning is required to be installed at all times.
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-03-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have you gone to the RMI website...

Have you gone to the RMI website (http://www.rkymtn.com/) and downloaded the manual (http://www.rkymtn.com/Manuals.htm)?

I built and used an RMI microMonitor over 20-years ago and used it 10 to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By RV6_flyer
Cover and a gasket. The vacuum pump drive can...

Cover and a gasket.

The vacuum pump drive can be used as an alternator drive or spare backup alternator in the future.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Appareo Stratus ESG...

The Appareo Stratus ESG (http://www.appareo.com/stratus-adsb-in-out/) appears to be the best for my RV-6 and have been on top of my update method for at least 3-years now.

Contact Jim Weir RST...
Forum: California 01-29-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By RV6_flyer
Flew over it many times when I lived in SoCAL. ...

Flew over it many times when I lived in SoCAL. Back when I worked in the Aerospace Industry, it looked like a range to do radar cross-section testing of objects to me. Do NOT know the name or who...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By RV6_flyer
If you do not find a used or spare one, Aircraft...

If you do not find a used or spare one, Aircraft Spruce sells one (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/mgltachslick.php?clickkey=10133). When I purchased mine years ago for a Dynon EMS-10,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-27-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just a note that if you can find an A20 LEMO...

Just a note that if you can find an A20 LEMO headset at the right price, there is an adapter cable that can make it work on the regular GA jacks.
Forum: Safety 01-27-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By RV6_flyer
Boost Pump On

One thing I want to add, typically you will get only a few drops out of the Gascolator drain IF you do not have the boost pump ON. Boost Pump ON and operating if you want to get a good drain sample...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-26-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By RV6_flyer
How much? If the price is too much or rather...

How much? If the price is too much or rather too close to a NEW sump, I will not want photos.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have two G5s in my RV-6 for the past 5 or 6...

I have two G5s in my RV-6 for the past 5 or 6 months. I want to say NO you must run pitot / static to both units. I would have plumbed my system the way you want if it were possible. I did read...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By RV6_flyer
Connect as recommended BUT leave out the GA...

Connect as recommended BUT leave out the GA jacks. The signals are the same but the GA Jacks are left out.

Here is the wiring. Do NOT connect the GA Jacks to give what you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF you only install the LEMO jacks and someone...

IF you only install the LEMO jacks and someone comes along wanting to use the standard headset plugs, there is an adapter cable that will allow you to use them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
Posted By RV6_flyer
I agree. A friend just purchased a set of...

I agree.

A friend just purchased a set of these for his 912 powered LSA. I am wondering if anyone has used this brand of headset to compare it with the good ones most RV'ers use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
Posted By RV6_flyer
In the Ear headset

I already know that pilots are the cheapest thing about flying so figured someone flying will know the answer to this.

Has anyone used this inexpensive in the ear headset? How about a report on...
Forum: RV-10 01-22-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Archer Antenna is not installed correctly. ...

The Archer Antenna is not installed correctly. When installed correctly, it will outperform the cat whisker.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am the 3rd owner of RV-8 kit 80012. Almost...

I am the 3rd owner of RV-8 kit 80012. Almost nothing was done on the tail when I purchased the kit. The tail is now complete.

The elevators have been updated. Early RV-8 used RV-6 elevators. Late...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By RV6_flyer
RV-8 Left Wing Build (last year)

For my RV-8 left wing build last year, I followed the plans and have Flush on the Outboard side per the plans image you posted.

25-years ago on my RV-6 slow build (flying over 20-years) the brackets...
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By RV6_flyer
I disagree with the external catwhiskers having...

I disagree with the external catwhiskers having more range. I always pickup VOR signals with on my SL-30 and Archer Nav Antenna before the RV flying with me that has catwhiskers.
Forum: RV-10 01-19-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By RV6_flyer
My Archer Nav antenna has worked flawlessly for...

My Archer Nav antenna has worked flawlessly for 20-years. When installed according to directions, they work flawlessly.

Need to know the distance from VOR more than the altitude. Yes altitude...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By RV6_flyer
I did the measurements you are doing 30-years...

I did the measurements you are doing 30-years ago. Yes the numbers are a very large hole that you would not think is ok.

Bottom line, DO NOT measure the hole after it is dimpled. Only the size of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,455
Posted By RV6_flyer
Liability only

Drop the hull coverage and get Liability only. Another option would be hull coverage "not in motion" in case you get damage on the ground tied down over night away from home.

IF there was a change...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By RV6_flyer
On my RV-6, the FAB carb heat hinge is a wear...

On my RV-6, the FAB carb heat hinge is a wear item. After replacing the aluminum hinge once, the 2nd time I replaced the aluminum hinge with a steel hinge. Steel hinge still wears but it lasts a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By RV6_flyer
For my RV-8 Garmin AOA probe, I flared the...

For my RV-8 Garmin AOA probe, I flared the aluminum, used an AN fitting then adapter for the "Push-On" connectors used with the tubing for the rest of the system. I was unable to find a push on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By RV6_flyer
T-Mobile still support 2G GSM. Talk is they will...

T-Mobile still support 2G GSM. Talk is they will support it through 2019 (https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/02/t-mobile-cto-wants-sunset-2g-3g-2019.html).
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used an early version of the above with great...

I used an early version of the above with great results. T-Mobile is the lowest cost option. Using a 200-Watt EZ Heater from Aircraft Spruce, I would have 80-degree oil temp after 2-hours of...
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,947
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used my 2003 White GMC Sonoma (I am the...

I used my 2003 White GMC Sonoma (I am the original owner) to move my RV parts into my hangar. The 14-year old white paint still looks like new. Vehicle was purchased and registered in Kalifornia...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,834
Posted By RV6_flyer
My attitude gyro died in July. Had just...

My attitude gyro died in July. Had just overhauled the DG as it died in May.

Got a G5 at AirVenture from Stein. Had it hooked up in my bedroom on a power supply for 2 weeks. Ended up liking the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,722
Posted By RV6_flyer
Any chance we can get some photos and or video of...

Any chance we can get some photos and or video of the tug in action?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,173
Posted By RV6_flyer
It all depends. Build times will be all over...

It all depends. Build times will be all over the map. Variables are skills, tools, and money. Some people take a extremely long time redoing stuff that is good enough trying to be perfect. For...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,670
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have one of these...

I have one of these (https://smile.amazon.com/Davis-Instruments-Air-Dryr-500-Dryer/dp/B000B7MU9Q/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1515350952&sr=8-16&keywords=boat+dehumidifier) for when I lived in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By RV6_flyer
NL

After 20-years of flying my RV with SkyTec starters, I switched to the NL starter after going through 3 solenoids in less than 18-months on the PM starter after an overhaul replacement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,414
Posted By RV6_flyer
Best Christmas present for my RV

Was buying a house and hangar on an airpark with 3,000 paved runway then moving in November before Thanksgiving so that my RV could spend Christmas in its new hangar.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By RV6_flyer
May have something to do with one of those cranks...

May have something to do with one of those cranks breaking and the RV-8 landed safely on a road without injury to people or damage to the airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,582
Posted By RV6_flyer
06-01-2000 Setrab Oil Cooler Failure

I refuse to use a Setrab Oil Cooler on an airplane due to a failure of one back in June 01, 2000 on the 3rd flight of the airplane.

Read about it here...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,089
Posted By RV6_flyer
I purchased a set from someone that is made out...

I purchased a set from someone that is made out of nylon windbreaker material. Very light and works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,398
Posted By RV6_flyer
Ask your neighbor across the street to take a...

Ask your neighbor across the street to take a look. He was at a Formation Clinic in Texas where one guy that had incorrect trailing edge bend on the ailerons and it made the airplane very hard to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By RV6_flyer
I know friends that have used Titan engines and...

I know friends that have used Titan engines and ECI parts with good luck. Performed as expected without issue.

I have friends with Titan engines and ECI parts that have had failures. MOST...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,136
Posted By RV6_flyer
According to FAA Order 7360.1 Effective Date:...

According to FAA Order 7360.1 Effective Date: 09-25-2015 (https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/Order_7360.1.pdf) section 1-5 (a).
"The aircraft type designators for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By RV6_flyer
Transition Lenses are an adaptive lens that get...

Transition Lenses are an adaptive lens that get darker with more UV light. In other words, they are Photochromic lenses that get darker in the presence of UV light.

Here is a LINK...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By RV6_flyer
The requirement is not for a compass but for a...

The requirement is not for a compass but for a magnetic heading indicator.

See CFR Title 14 part 91.205 (3) (https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?pitd=20170830&node=se14.1.91_1205&rgn=div8).

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using Transitions lens (not from Costco) for...

Been using Transitions lens (not from Costco) for more years than I can remember. Only time in the last 20-years that I have flown my RV-6 (3,320+ flying hours) was a few flights that I flew with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By RV6_flyer
Smile 0.0997 Oz per access cover added.

0.0997 Oz per access cover added.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,542
Posted By RV6_flyer
2018 Calendars on Website to order

Here is the LINK (http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?browse=new&product=2018-calendar) to order your 2018 Van's Aircraft Calendar...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-13-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By RV6_flyer
My early RV-6 uses Cleveland 30-9 brake assembly...

My early RV-6 uses Cleveland 30-9 brake assembly same as you linked.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,368
Posted By RV6_flyer
https://s19.postimg.org/mkm2wacir/Christmas_Card20...

https://s19.postimg.org/mkm2wacir/Christmas_Card2017-600.jpg

Merry Christmas to all my VAF friends.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By RV6_flyer
Same here. I like my A20 slightly better than...

Same here. I like my A20 slightly better than the AKG AV100 and a LOT better the the Lightspeed PFX.

Top of the line ANR headsets are like underwear. Everyone will have a preference as to what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
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...
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