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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
This would depend wildly on what your OT's are at...

This would depend wildly on what your OT's are at other OATs. Everyone's setup yields pretty different results.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Regarding the dent: Agreed. The edge/corner of...

Regarding the dent: Agreed. The edge/corner of the bucking bar pushed the skin out. Wally Anderson from Synergy Air told me, during my build class, if that happens I should "turn the 'outie' into an...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-08-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Thanks Stich. Happen to be here this week and am...

Thanks Stich. Happen to be here this week and am stuck here tonite due to low clouds out west. Stopped by the EAA hangar And chatted with a couple nice guys. Sounds like that might be a...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-05-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
KSFF-Felts Field overnight hangar needed

Just checking to see if anyone at Felts knows of some overnight hangar space and/or a place to plug in for 30 minutes of preheat, other than Western Aviation. Not opposed to paying for it.

My Dad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Thanks guys. A good place to start. I'll see if...

Thanks guys. A good place to start. I'll see if I can find the part on vans website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Tailwheel unlocking too easily/not steerable to the right

I noticed while taxiing today that any time I try to turn right on the ground I had to use brake to get the tailwheel to turn. I could easily turn left with left pedal but as soon as I tried to turn...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,820
What Dennis said. :)

What Dennis said. :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,405
I landed with a flat tire at Astoria with Mike...

I landed with a flat tire at Astoria with Mike Seager in his -7 during my transition training. Not sure when the tire lost air, but it was hard to notice until we slowed down, then it became...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-12-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Everyone who has 1/4 od fuel line already has...

Everyone who has 1/4 od fuel line already has bushing material. Just cut off a 1 inch piece and use whatever size drill bit fits inside for the pilot.
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
This is a well known, long-standing issue on the...

This is a well known, long-standing issue on the 2-seat RV's as well. I'm surprised that Van's hasn't tightened up their tolerance in this area over the years but the fact that they haven't suggests...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Oops. Didn't notice it was a -10 thread....

Oops. Didn't notice it was a -10 thread. :rolleyes: I'm sure the same principle applies though.
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Because some want to spend $90K instead of $60K...

Because some want to spend $90K instead of $60K on their build. :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
You can push the tail up right away if you want...

You can push the tail up right away if you want (for visibility). You can hold the stick full aft until wheels leave the ground if you want (soft field). You can hold the stick neutral and let the...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Put a 90-degree bend on some large nails, turning...

Put a 90-degree bend on some large nails, turning the nail into an upper-case "L". You can then hold the long end of the nail and use the short end as a temporary hold through the rod-end bearings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Ditto. Engine hoist pulling engine and mount off...

Ditto. Engine hoist pulling engine and mount off all in one piece. Firewall bolts piece of cake compared to isolator bolts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Aircraft logbook yes. See op lims. Engine...

Aircraft logbook yes. See op lims. Engine logbook no. You don't even need the latter for an EAB as far as I know (though of course it would be highly recommended).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
I don't doubt the expertise, but also I don't...

I don't doubt the expertise, but also I don't understand the reliance on absolute EGT values. EGT is HIGHLY sensitive to where the probe is located, thus every individual aircraft with slightly...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
For rudder pedals, some appropriately sized...

For rudder pedals, some appropriately sized hydraulic hose from Napa, split lengthwise. Cheap, looks good, has added benefit of keeping toes a bit further from brakes.

Or you can spend more money....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,793
Subtract 10mph from the numbers shown on the...

Subtract 10mph from the numbers shown on the chart above for a -9/9A. That's what Mike's chart for the 9 show. If You try to land a 9 at the speeds recommended for the short wing RVs, you'll be in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,937
That's interesting Gil. Vans drawings for the...

That's interesting Gil.

Vans drawings for the manual trim cable (which is what I have) also omit a jam nut, without any other manufacturer instructions to override vans drawings.

The drawings in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,937
Is the clevis plastic? If so, what purpose would...

Is the clevis plastic? If so, what purpose would a jam nut serve?

If I recall correctly, no jam nut is called for here per plans, but it's been a while so I could be wrong..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2017, 11:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,344
I did the ducts on 2&3 with Michael's help. ...

I did the ducts on 2&3 with Michael's help. Both, especially #2's, worked, but one cowl flap added a couple months ago really helped get me the rest of the way to where I wanted to get.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,327
Brake cleaner.

Brake cleaner.
Forum: Safety 08-09-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,005
Old design yes, but since at least 2007 the FWF...

Old design yes, but since at least 2007 the FWF instructions and kit for 0-320 have had the filter just sit in the FAB, just like you describe for 0-360. No longer bolted to carb plate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Check AC43.13. There is a table specifically...

Check AC43.13. There is a table specifically listing thin (jam) nut torques. Sorry I don't have the page # off hand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,972
When did the price go up? I just got my renewal...

When did the price go up? I just got my renewal reminder that indicated I'd be charged 74.99 in a couple weeks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
A Xootr will likely be the closest you'll find to...

A Xootr will likely be the closest you'll find to a real bikes geometry. Have one and like it. Light and fits easily, at least if you have one of the slider mods.
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,801
You didn't really say what your mission is, but...

You didn't really say what your mission is, but it's lots of little decisions like this that turn a $60K plane into a $100K plane.

For VFR a D180 + a gps that can show traffic and weather (and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Just to close out this thread... With Allan's...

Just to close out this thread...

With Allan's help, I tracked the possible problems down to either a cowl flap that came new with a bit too much binding in the movement, one with a bad motor, and/or...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,529
My only point, Dan, was that there's a lot more...

My only point, Dan, was that there's a lot more than baffling that may impact engine temps. Sufficient fuel flow, proper mixture distribution (especially for carbed engines that are prone to wacky...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-18-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Great post, Jeff. Thanks for the write up. It...

Great post, Jeff. Thanks for the write up. It sounds like it was a couple mile hike, but what direction did you go to get to your campsite>? The campsite looks remote but the airport itself seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,180
Except glide substantially farther when your...

Except glide substantially farther when your engine fails and land 10 knots slower so that you are more likely to survive the ensuing off field landing! :D:D:D

Seriously, to the OP, this has been...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,529
Yes, but I didn't do repeated runs to accurately...

Yes, but I didn't do repeated runs to accurately quantify it.

With that qualification, sustained climb on an 85F+ day full or near-full throttle would normally have me pushing 400 or more. With...
Forum: RV-10 07-17-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,529
Hi Gil- Just for a reference point, I just...

Hi Gil-
Just for a reference point, I just installed an AntiSplat cowl flap a couple days ago. It increases the exit air by about 11.2" square inches and in 65% power cruise it seems to have about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Pop rivet dimpler will handle the firewall just...

Pop rivet dimpler will handle the firewall just fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
source for oil return hose

Is the hose used to connect the oil return lines to the case typical automotive hose or something special? It looks like one of them is weeping a bit of oil that simply tightening the hose clamps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Thanks. Good idea, because I was initially having...

Thanks. Good idea, because I was initially having trouble with the switch not lighting up the light when it was supposed to. I re-soldered and thought I had it better because I got the light to work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Thanks Allan. Will do. Using a 1A fuse, though...

Thanks Allan. Will do. Using a 1A fuse, though also tried a 2A with same result. I'll email you again after I've had a chance to investigate further. Thanks again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
cowl flap blowing fuse

Has anyone who has any AntiSplat cowl flap had any issues with their flap blowing a fuse? I just installed mine. It seems to work fine on the bench connected to a power supply or 9V battery ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Thanks. I just changed to new Kavlico sensors,...

Thanks.
I just changed to new Kavlico sensors, Vlad, so that should not be the problem. The only thing that changed was about a +3-5psi in full power climb, so I'm guessing the new sender is "in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Another max oil pressure question

Another oil pressure thread, because I couldn’t find a definitive answer in the old threads.

I have an Aerosport 0-320-D2A that has been flying for 5 years. Because I occasionally got the flaky...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-23-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
8:1 sounds very low for the -9. That's closer to...

8:1 sounds very low for the -9. That's closer to what the short-wing RV's get.

The Cafe Foundation report is probably the best place to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-19-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,847
No direct answers for you, but... You might want...

No direct answers for you, but...

You might want to find the root of the problem rather than just try to mask it with a battery. PC680's have a long history of outstanding cranking performance on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Have you taken a build class? The one weekend...

Have you taken a build class? The one weekend and couple hundred bucks it will cost are well worth it on a $60K plus project. You'll be less stressed, enjoy your build more, and be much more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
You can buy individual numbered bits at your...

You can buy individual numbered bits at your local Ace Hardware (or the Canadian equivalent) for about $2. That's what I did for those random sizes needed for things like taps.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,002
I follow Mike Busch's recommendation: 50 hours...

I follow Mike Busch's recommendation: 50 hours (with filter) or 4 months, whichever comes first.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,831
Stitch-Have you been into Sullivan Lake with an...

Stitch-Have you been into Sullivan Lake with an RV? Last time I was there (though it has been a while) it was not terribly smooth. Wouldn't have concerns taking something with bigger tires, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Ron- This is just something you kind of have to...

Ron-

This is just something you kind of have to make fit yourself since every plane is a bit different, especially around the wheel pants. And, depending on whether you are A-model or taildragger,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,035
I use a thin layer of this on my exposed...

I use a thin layer of this on my exposed terminals. Thin enough that its pretty easy to see if everything is tight. Plus if you push pull on the connections no amount of liquid tape is going to keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,089
These are 2 separate issues. Unless you can vote...

These are 2 separate issues. Unless you can vote multiple times, you need to separate the AME questions from the PCP questions into two different polls. Hopefully someone will fix this before too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Bret- You might call Pacific Oil Coolers. They...

Bret-
You might call Pacific Oil Coolers. They have a good reputation on this forum for helping solve problems and have a version of a HE that they could comment on I'm sure.

I'm about to explore a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,981
steve, I just made one. Just make it roughly...

steve,
I just made one. Just make it roughly per Bruce's instructions. It will work just fine on the pilot side to see the pilot side of the airplane and the full left side of the HS. Hard to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 80,106
Good job, Gil! You helped me build my plane...

Good job, Gil! You helped me build my plane better than I could have done without your contributions to the community. Your successful first flight is well deserved!
Forum: COMM 04-25-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,913
Another possible course: does your radio have...

Another possible course: does your radio have auxiliary inputs? My Icom A210 does. If so, you can keep one going through the intercom and route the other directly to the radio, that way they don't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
That sounds normal but FWIW, I started using one...

That sounds normal but FWIW, I started using one of those but soon learned that I did better riveting with less damage by using a solid flush set; in particular, the kind with the rubber...
Forum: COMM 04-19-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
From my experience, this is NOT normal for the...

From my experience, this is NOT normal for the 403. I almost never have to adjust my squelch. Can't explain why you do, maybe just different combinations of avionics lead to different results....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Costco has cheap 4ft LED plug in fixtures that...

Costco has cheap 4ft LED plug in fixtures that I've used to replace the fluorescent fixtures in my garage. Much better light, last forever, and draw almost no power. Am thinking about replacing my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Never had any trouble with a $10 riveter.

Never had any trouble with a $10 riveter.
Forum: Northwest 04-12-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
It's a very nice airport community amidst fruit...

It's a very nice airport community amidst fruit and wine groves. Nice airstrip and it appears that they are relatively liberal in terms of exactly what you have to build. There appeas to be a mix of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-12-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,214
You might check your instructions again, Robert. ...

You might check your instructions again, Robert. Somewhere they describe the process and necessity for doing this.
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Ditto this advice, but I would go a step further....

Ditto this advice, but I would go a step further. You're going to spend at least $60K to build an airplane, why not invest one weekend (or even one day) and one or two hundred bucks on a basic build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Try GAHCo--They are a aviation hardware supplier...

Try GAHCo--They are a aviation hardware supplier and, I think, advertiser here. They've in the past offered AN/structural strength torx versions. They may even have some in stock. Usually they just...
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