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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By RV6_flyer
IPA is typically recommended with a stiff bristle...

IPA is typically recommended with a stiff bristle brush. Think "acid brush" with bristles cut back to 1/4" or 7 mm.

Not recommended as it can damage some paint printed on the boards but Lacquer...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-23-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,614
Posted By RV6_flyer
I agree, stay away from solder when you can use a...

I agree, stay away from solder when you can use a crimp instead.

IF an electrical connection MUST be soldered, then 63/37 Rosin Core Solder would be the recommended one to use.

ALWAYS clean the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF you want to stay with a semi-synthetic,...

IF you want to stay with a semi-synthetic, AeroShell 15W-50.

If you do not care, then get Phillips 66 Victory 20W-50.

Both are good and meet the Lycoming requirement for the Series 76 engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By RV6_flyer
They are both the same. Only difference is the...

They are both the same. Only difference is the manufacturer that packages it.

I typically look for the best price that is in date code using the Mil Spec number of the product.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By RV6_flyer
My Archer antenna is like this on the TOP of my...

My Archer antenna is like this on the TOP of my RV-6 wingtip. I can pick VORs up over 80-miles away. Worked great for over 22-years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,467
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thanks Joe for making this possible. Miss you a...

Thanks Joe for making this possible. Miss you a lot and think about you often.

I think one of our friends that helped you with Formation Flying may have put this idea in your head.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By RV6_flyer
Oly: The RV-8 uses the same tire as the RV-6. ...

Oly:

The RV-8 uses the same tire as the RV-6. 5.00 - 5

I believe that Airstop tube you list is the incorrect tube. Van's tube is the correct one.

I believe you want / need the $118.75 tube...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By RV6_flyer
No. FAR 45.22 (b)...

No.

FAR 45.22 (b) (https://www.airweb.faa.gov/REGULATORY_AND_GUIDANCE_LIBRARY/RGFAR.NSF/0/CFB016AA41963A1C86256A6900512337?OpenDocument) states ..."built at least 30 years ago"...
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,418
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not have any vehicles with heated seats. I...

I do not have any vehicles with heated seats. I have Sheepskin seats in my RV-6 and love them. Yes they are extra money and weight but have not found anything more comfortable against my body in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,631
Posted By RV6_flyer
Over the past 22+ years, I have used most of the...

Over the past 22+ years, I have used most of the above products and find that I like whatever I happen to have for the car or just used on the airplane.

Yes my airplane is painted with automotive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,969
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here...

Here (https://eaa.org/en/eaa/aircraft-building/building-your-aircraft/next-steps-after-your-airplane-is-built/selling-and-buying-articles/part-1-protect-yourself).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,969
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not a lawyer but I have slept in a Holiday...

I am not a lawyer but I have slept in a Holiday Inn Express.

The EAA reports that an Experimental Aircraft builder has NEVER been successfully sued.

The FAA allows Amateur Built aircraft to be...
Forum: COMM 01-29-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By RV6_flyer
All fuses and circuit breakers are used to...

All fuses and circuit breakers are used to protect the WIRE. If something is needed to protect the electronics, there will be a fuse (or CB) installed inside the unit.
Forum: COMM 01-28-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By RV6_flyer
My LEMO plugs are on the same circuit as the...

My LEMO plugs are on the same circuit as the intercom.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,081
Posted By RV6_flyer
Your Operating Limitations spells out what you...

Your Operating Limitations spells out what you must do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,715
Posted By RV6_flyer
Others have already said control gust locks...

Others have already said control gust locks (including rudder).

I find with the tail wheel straight, the full swivel breakaway lined up and tailwheeel straight, that the rudder tail springs will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By RV6_flyer
I carry my favorite plexiglass cleaner and micro...

I carry my favorite plexiglass cleaner and micro fiber cloths. I sometimes have whatever cleaner I like at the time. Typically water works as well as anything so just a micro fiber cloth and a...
Forum: Safety 01-20-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,604
Posted By RV6_flyer
In the US, there is an FAA requirement for...

In the US, there is an FAA requirement for aircraft with two or more seats to have an attached ELT that meets TSO-C91A or TSO-C126. If I were not tired and ready for bed, I would look up and link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,342
Posted By RV6_flyer
Some of the better quality Ham radios will...

Some of the better quality Ham radios will receive the AM Aircraft band.

YAESU FT2DR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,342
Posted By RV6_flyer
To pick up a signal from a greater distance, you...

To pick up a signal from a greater distance, you will need a better antenna.

I have a BC365CRS (https://www.bearcatwarehouse.com/scanners/bc365crs-conventional-desktop-scanner#/warranty_2-no_thanks)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,353
Posted By RV6_flyer
FCC License

Vald:

I was not thinking about you getting another FCC license. You could connect a 2-meter ham radio in your EXPERIMENTAL airplane and pickup APRS CWOP (http://wxqa.com/) Weather. A handheld...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,353
Posted By RV6_flyer
The AWOS Alternative for Your Airport

Saw SayWeather (https://www.sayweather.com/) at OSH. Kinda pricey but it is a scaled down AWOS but no cloud height. From what I remember, it was around $4,000. They say the mind is the 2nd thing to...
Forum: Safety 01-12-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,604
Posted By RV6_flyer
1. NO. It does satisfy the FAA requirement. 2. ...

1. NO. It does satisfy the FAA requirement.
2. Depends. ACK is what I have.
3A. Not that important.
3B. Needs to have good VSWR.
3C. Must work so that aircraft will be found.
3D. In the event...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,786
Posted By RV6_flyer
What happens when ATF is mixed with 5606 away...

What happens when ATF is mixed with 5606 away from home at a remote airfield?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 2,609
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not see a selection for old fashion 6-pack...

I do not see a selection for old fashion 6-pack upgraded with 2 Garmin G5s, magnetometer, and OAT. (or some other manufacturers electronic screen replacement for mechanical gyros)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,786
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using it for about 10-years. I have had no...

Been using it for about 10-years. I have had no issues when I did the same thing you are doing. Have used my MIL-H-83232 on several other airplanes and they were done the same way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used small files...

I used small files (https://smile.amazon.com/Hardened-Jewelry-Projects-Complete-Triangular/dp/B0797NWLLG/ref=sr_1_12?keywords=jewelry+file&qid=1578486558&sr=8-12). (flat, 1/2 round, and round) Yes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By RV6_flyer
Insurance company (State Farm) is in business to...

Insurance company (State Farm) is in business to make money. They do not want to pay out anything and when they do, they want to pay out as little as possible. They will drag everything out to wear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By RV6_flyer
I had a CAR run into my RV-6 19-years ago. I...

I had a CAR run into my RV-6 19-years ago. I had to spend $11,000 in attorney fees to get the Car Insurance to pay and they did not cover legal fees. After arbitration we went to court. In the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
AOA
Views: 2,093
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been following Vac's website...

I have been following Vac's website (https://www.flyonspeed.org/) and his YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmHpqkvQx4N2YrGYDoLdOBQ) videos.

Saw you join his forum a few days ago.

I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By RV6_flyer
320 / 160 HP economy power

My RV-6 has been flying over 22-years and has flown over 3,400 hobbs hours.

One of my power settings is 22 inches and 2,100 RPM. At that power setting, I burn 6 GPH or less depending on how I lean....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have the EZ heat. When I lived in PA, call...

I have the EZ heat. When I lived in PA, call cell phone switch to turn on. 2-hours later, I would start and have 80-degrees F oil temp.

Do not really need it in NC. My hangar stays pretty warm...
Forum: Midwest 12-29-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By RV6_flyer
Every time I have been in the KC area, I went to...

Every time I have been in the KC area, I went to Lee's Summit (KLXT (http://www.airnav.com/airport/KLXT)). Lots of friends and nice people.

The City (https://cityofls.net/airport) runs the FBO so...
Forum: Propellers 12-28-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By RV6_flyer
The air does not matter. Did you install the...

The air does not matter. Did you install the rear plug in the crankshaft? Sounds like it is missing. With the rear plug in the crankshaft, the oil would just compress the air and prop would still...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By RV6_flyer
I will let Garmin answer this. I would have made...

I will let Garmin answer this.

I would have made a connection with connectors that looks like the Can Bus connection on the back of the units.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is the chart...

Here is the chart (https://www.plasticsintl.com/chemical-resistance-chart) I have on acetic acid and acrylic.

Says: "Slight attack by absorption. Some swelling and a small reduction in mechanical...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By RV6_flyer
Post a link to the MSDS.

Post a link to the MSDS.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By RV6_flyer
WHO is the source of your info about PolySulfide...

WHO is the source of your info about PolySulfide causing crazing in acrylic plastics?

I attached the windshield of my RV-6 with PolySulfide over 22-years ago and have over 3,300 flying hour without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By RV6_flyer
I see in one of your other posts asking about...

I see in one of your other posts asking about fuel stops from North Georgia to AirVenture Oshkosh and assuming that you are in North Georgia.

Sounds like I may not be that far away. I have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Rocky Mountain Instrument microMonitor used...

The Rocky Mountain Instrument microMonitor used the VDO transducer when they were the popular engine monitor. Their website (http://www.rkymtn.com/OptSensors.htm) list them using a VDO (insert Copy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,123
Posted By RV6_flyer
5 calendars

I purchased 5 calendars. Three were for me. (Bedroom, Garage, and Hangar)

The other two were given away.

One of the ones that I gave away had a "Golden Ticket" in it.

Yes I gave away the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By RV6_flyer
The above is the truth. IF you are still...

The above is the truth.

IF you are still worried, rinse again with distilled water or Reverse Osmosis water. Distilled water can be purchased at reasonable cost and both can be made at home with...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,038
Posted By RV6_flyer
Then there are people like me. I would not own...

Then there are people like me. I would not own an RV (other than RV-12) that does not have a Constant Speed prop.

There is a reason that all the factory airplanes built in the last 10-years that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By RV6_flyer
Short local flight, turn about a point, two touch...

Short local flight, turn about a point, two touch and goes, and one full stop landing. 0.6 Hobbs / 4 Gallons...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,730
Posted By RV6_flyer
I cut an exit hole in mine. I used the...

I cut an exit hole in mine. I used the recommended material that Van's Aircraft calls out in the location that they recommend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,844
Posted By RV6_flyer
Typically the FAA requires that we log all...

Typically the FAA requires that we log all required inspections and tests. 91.207(d) requires a once a year test and inspection of our ELT so a logbook record in that aircraft logbook is required. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-09-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By RV6_flyer
1. No it is not possible to inspect pickup tubes...

1. No it is not possible to inspect pickup tubes from the fueling port.

2. Maybe, maybe not. IF the aircraft is painted, it can be an issue to get the screws out and the tank off.

3. Depends on...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,051
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is a PRIVATE Facebook Virtual Radar and...

There is a PRIVATE Facebook Virtual Radar and ADS-B group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1287916711227083/) that monitors Virtual Radar and military. They post info of military and Air Force One...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,416
Posted By RV6_flyer
I put air in the tires on my RV-6 till it looks...

I put air in the tires on my RV-6 till it looks just about right.

IF I put a tire pressure gauge on the tire after it looks just about right, the tire pressure will read 35 psi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By RV6_flyer
I had a pair go bad years ago. They were...

I had a pair go bad years ago. They were replaced for free. Not sure if I went back to the vendor I purchased from or if they want to Milbar as I did need to turn the broken pair in.
Forum: Safety 12-06-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,728
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes they are posted for viewing the day after the...

Yes they are posted for viewing the day after the event.

I sign up for all the ones I want to watch including the ones that I am not going to be able to watch live. EAA sends out an email the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-01-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is very common for the starter to pull the...

It is very common for the starter to pull the voltage low enough that the LASAR will not fire. When the battery is still good but has lost capacity, this will happen.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By RV6_flyer
Maybe...

This (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004XOR6JW/?coliid=I1BGR0M9AK8L6F&colid=2H8FOHQTLF9BB&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) Derale 98021 13/16"-16 Filter Nipple may be what you are looking for. If not, it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By RV6_flyer
Pro Seal is a brand name of Mil Spec Polysulfide....

Pro Seal is a brand name of Mil Spec Polysulfide. Any product that meets the same Mil Spec would be good.

I would not recommend any substitute that does not meet the same Mil Spec especially in any...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,777
Posted By RV6_flyer
Self Locking nuts are not used where rotation of...

Self Locking nuts are not used where rotation of the joint is possible. The wing can flex up and down in flight depending on weight of the aircraft and load on the wing. This can over time, loosen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By RV6_flyer
I would be very reluctant to get any unit this...

I would be very reluctant to get any unit this old.

I presently have a GX60 that is the same vintage / design time frame. The Database for the GX60 will no longer be updateable after December...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,640
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not see an option on the poll for the way I...

I do not see an option on the poll for the way I always call the tower.


RV tail-number EXPERIMENTAL, ...

My OpLims require that I identify the EXPERIMENTAL nature of the aircraft and I do that by...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By RV6_flyer
That is only 1/2" higher than my RV-6 with 500-5...

That is only 1/2" higher than my RV-6 with 500-5 tires.
Forum: California 11-18-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By RV6_flyer
Great idea. The inspection party has been done...

Great idea. The inspection party has been done many times before.

IF Fred was his Tech Counselor, they do not get much better than that. People will show up just to try and find something that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By RV6_flyer
IIRC, there were a couple of different...

IIRC, there were a couple of different manufacturers of FADEC systems. The name of the manufacturer and model number should help.

Just because there is something new and maybe better out there is no...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By RV6_flyer
PAX Seat Back Brace (F-638)

My Halon extinguisher bracket is mount on the passenger seat back brace (F-638) and is very easy to reach with or without a PAX. I did use some velcro to help hold it in place but it is very easy to...
Forum: Tools 11-12-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,365
Posted By RV6_flyer
There are cheaper filter cutters and there are...

There are cheaper filter cutters and there are more expense cutters but IMHO, this filter cutter (http://www.airwolf.com/aw/products/oil-filter-cutter) is the best.

I had a cheaper one that did not...
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