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Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By N941WR
Craig covers it pretty good. If your -9 has a CS...

Craig covers it pretty good.

If your -9 has a CS prop, approach speed is critical; keeping it slow and steady!

With time in the planes Craig listed above, and a few others, I can honestly say it is...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By N941WR
I don't have a dog in this fight but... A friend...

I don't have a dog in this fight but...

A friend had the Beringer mains and brakes and loved them. Right up until he had a failure while on a trip. Had he stayed "stock", the A&P on the field where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By N941WR
Kahuna needs to chime in. The RV's on the poster...

Kahuna needs to chime in.

The RV's on the poster we're probably Team Aerodynamics.

They sent planes over, performed in airshows and brought the planes home. The thing that struck me as odd was that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,902
Posted By N941WR
A friend was diagnosed with sleep apnea and the...

A friend was diagnosed with sleep apnea and the FAA contacted him for the data his machine recorded.

It turns out that when he goes on vacation he has to rent a battery powered machine to keep the...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,493
Posted By N941WR
This is a good point. The Dynon's give you a...

This is a good point. The Dynon's give you a power fail message and 30 seconds to press a button to keep it powered by the backup battery. The battery is good for an hour +, which is enough time to...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,493
Posted By N941WR
This is exactly I insist that when people design...

This is exactly I insist that when people design their panel, they place the switches by phase of flight, not function.

I have seen more than one plane with the avionics master and fuel pump...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-14-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By N941WR
They have volunteer controllers but the field is...

They have volunteer controllers but the field is not "controlled'. No matter what they say, it is still uncontrolled.


She is a retired controller from Detroit. She moved to the Charlotte area...
Forum: COMM 09-14-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By N941WR
Comment antennas ground through the four screws...

Comment antennas ground through the four screws that hold them in place.

Try removing one screw, give the hole a couple of turns with your deburri g tool and put the screew back in. Repeat for the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-14-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By N941WR
Hey Carl, thanks for the video! I passed the...

Hey Carl, thanks for the video!

I passed the link on to Maryanne, the controller you recorded. She was really thankful!
Forum: Primers 09-13-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By N941WR
Ditto for me.

Ditto for me.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By N941WR
Dan, I respectfully disagree. I have had the...

Dan, I respectfully disagree. I have had the locking pin jam in the retracted position due to a burr and didn't notice a difference. I noticed it during a preflight and flew it that way for a month....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,234
Posted By N941WR
My Tech Councilors wouldn't even let me buy them...

My Tech Councilors wouldn't even let me buy them lunch. (Too early for beer Dan.)

When I do inspections, I accept nothing. However, I ask the builder to say it forward by helping others coming up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,743
Posted By N941WR
I am on the other side of this discussion and...

I am on the other side of this discussion and prefer the chains. Not only that, I like having my chains a bit loose. This allows the rudder to work before engaging the tailwheel.

Also, some time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By N941WR
I seem to remember Van's support telling me it...

I seem to remember Van's support telling me it was OK to cut as many holes as you need.

Scott, can you confirm this?
Forum: Safety 09-10-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,423
Posted By N941WR
Which model?

Which model?
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,923
Posted By N941WR
It depends. If you are talking about one size...

It depends.

If you are talking about one size fits all store bought props, you are correct.

If you are talking about custom cut props like a Cato, they.can be cut so they have equal performance. It...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By N941WR
I filled the pinholes in the top and bottom cowls...

I filled the pinholes in the top and bottom cowls with a 50/50 mix of epoxy and acetone. It goes on really thin and I used a 3" wide high nap roller to apply it. It took about four coats (and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By N941WR
Yep. Last year I found the left outboard aileron...

Yep. Last year I found the left outboard aileron would move up and down at the bushing. The inboard busing was fine.

After removing the aileron, I drilled off the aileron bracket and replaced it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By N941WR
35 for my Taildragger seems to work well.

35 for my Taildragger seems to work well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By N941WR
So this is really odd. Today I flew and my radio...

So this is really odd.

Today I flew and my radio worked fine.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-07-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By N941WR
And in the "Aviation is a small world" category,...

And in the "Aviation is a small world" category, Bob Gordon parked his RV next to mine here at Triple Tree.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By N941WR
Perfect timing. My A210 started doing the same...

Perfect timing. My A210 started doing the same thing this morning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,457
Posted By N941WR
Ding,ding, ding.... We have a winner!

Ding,ding, ding....
We have a winner!
Forum: Midwest 09-04-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By N941WR
If the wind ever stops blowing out there, the...

If the wind ever stops blowing out there, the people fall over.

We were in Seminole back in June for a funeral. I love my Oklahoma in-laws! What a great bunch of people!
Forum: Reviews 09-04-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By N941WR
Do you have any pictures of it? My only concern...

Do you have any pictures of it?

My only concern with pneumatic tailwheels is that I have had a number of them pop on me.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By N941WR
Check the manual. I believe the only...

Check the manual. I believe the only reinforcement required is what's required to hold your instruments and radios.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By N941WR
I believe the cause of most paint bubbles is that...

I believe the cause of most paint bubbles is that people use MEK or some other type of solvent to clean up excess Proseal. It is best to let the Proseal dry and sand off any excess.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-03-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By N941WR
It is the same thing for all the models,...

It is the same thing for all the models, convincing the wife it is OK to spend your time and money on!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By N941WR
One other thing. We recently had a customer with...

One other thing. We recently had a customer with a cracked clip at the plug. The EIC indicated there was an issue, along with an occasional miss but it took a while for the owner to diagnose...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By N941WR
Call Emag on the morning but first pull your cowl...

Call Emag on the morning but first pull your cowl and make sure all your plug wires are connected properly, both at the plugs and at the P-mags.

(This is where the EICommander can help you identify...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 267,369
Posted By N941WR
Axel, Your panel looks great! I can't wait to...

Axel,

Your panel looks great! I can't wait to see a picture of it all lit up!



Those nuts are similar to what you describe but are designed for finger tight applications.

The back case in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,457
Posted By N941WR
I'm not a huge fan of the current trend in...

I'm not a huge fan of the current trend in instruction sets. With the full size drawings that you received with the pre-RV10 kits you could look at the drawings and determine if the mod you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,457
Posted By N941WR
You are correct Sir. A friend who was building...

You are correct Sir.

A friend who was building something other than an RV at the time complained that the cost of the used IO-540 went up $10,000 with the announcement of the RV-10 and they haven't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,457
Posted By N941WR
I agree with you but my real point is they need...

I agree with you but my real point is they need to stay away from overpriced engines such as the (I)O-540 and 390.

We forget that the 150 HP O-320 was first used in a four place airplane. Today we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By N941WR
You will need it for the heater cover on the...

You will need it for the heater cover on the inside. Besides it comes preformed and is easy to install.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 73,457
Posted By N941WR
Doug, I agree with you Doug; however, I would...

Doug,

I agree with you Doug; however, I would like to see a 2+2 "bush" plane. Call it a 180 hp Cessna 170 with 8" wheels (Larger, if the pilot wants).

Van's could design it like the -7 & -8 where...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,423
Posted By N941WR
Magic Yaw Damper - all models

I like to use this trick on final in bumpy conditions but it works well in cruise when your passenger(s) are turning green.

The result is that your plane will stop rocking and smooth right...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,423
Posted By N941WR
RV-9(A) pattern speeds

This applies to the RV-9(A) with a fixed pitch prop only. Other models and configurations will be different.

The -9 with its amazing airfoil, high aspect ratio wing, and slotted flaps has a stunning...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,423
Posted By N941WR
You did exactly what I did by cutting the stick...

You did exactly what I did by cutting the stick down so it's overall length remained the same after the grip was installed.

You may find that after all the controls are connected that your stick's...
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By N941WR
Great job Bill! Don't worry about the transition...

Great job Bill!

Don't worry about the transition training, it is an easy plane to fly!
Forum: Safety 08-31-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,423
Posted By N941WR
Flying Tips For New RV Pilots

Please add your favorite tips for new RV pilots and indicate which model they apply to.

Hold the stick at the top and when building, do not shorten the stick. (Some time back Van wrote an article on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By N941WR
Two 100w bulbs, one in each wing, each on a...

Two 100w bulbs, one in each wing, each on a different circuit. Our wire runs are not that long and my lights are in the leading edges, not the wingtips, which helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By N941WR
14 AWG is all that is required for the short wire...

14 AWG is all that is required for the short wire runs in our wings. Since I'm a taildragger, each light is on its own breaker-switch; left is taxi and right is landing.

At 400 to 500 feet the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By N941WR
I did replace my 50 watt Duckworh bulbs with 200...

I did replace my 50 watt Duckworh bulbs with 200 watt bulbs and am very happy with them.

Someday, when LED's become reasonably priced, I will replace them but for now, you can't beat $5 every five...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-27-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By N941WR
Just to help those out who are thinking about...

Just to help those out who are thinking about this kit.

it sound like an RV-6 tail kit and while it will fit on an RV-7, it is not the same as the RV-7 tail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,820
Posted By N941WR
I asked my agent what I could do to reduce my...

I asked my agent what I could do to reduce my premium and she said nothing. When I asked about getting my instrument rating, she said that with over 1,000 hours of tailwheel time, and 800 in my RV,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By N941WR
Yes it was a fun day. Let me know how it goes on...

Yes it was a fun day.

Let me know how it goes on Monday.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-26-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By N941WR
Maybe two could be mounted like on the Aerostar...

Maybe two could be mounted like on the Aerostar conversion (https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2014/february/pilot/aerostar).
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By N941WR
Yep, that's it.

Yep, that's it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By N941WR
There are a couple listed on the bottom of the...

There are a couple listed on the bottom of the POH page (http://www.vansairforce.net/poh.htm).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By N941WR
It takes a little for those blocks to wear in and...

It takes a little for those blocks to wear in and smooth out.

I do not have return springs in my -9 and don't see a need for them.

On longer flights I flip the rudder bars up out of the way and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By N941WR
You did good today Angelo! I wish you many more...

You did good today Angelo!

I wish you many more fun and trouble free hours!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By N941WR
Contact them via their website. If no joy, you...

Contact them via their website.

If no joy, you can send it to me and I'll bring it there for you.

We only live 32 rolls from SC00.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,170
Posted By N941WR
I waited to order my -9 tail kit until Van's came...

I waited to order my -9 tail kit until Van's came out with a dragon tail version. Even then, one person on the helpdesk did his best to try and talk me out of putting the little wheel in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By N941WR
Ditto for me!

Ditto for me!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-23-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,170
Posted By N941WR
I know one couple that built their early-9 wings...

I know one couple that built their early-9 wings on a pair of sawhorses with no twist at all.

BTW, put the little wheel in back, you won't be sorry.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-23-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By N941WR
If you want to build a light airplane, the Tip-Up...

If you want to build a light airplane, the Tip-Up Taildragger is the lightest combination.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By N941WR
Another success story for you! Congratulations!

Another success story for you! Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,618
Posted By N941WR
Dave, the issue is that many builders drill the...

Dave, the issue is that many builders drill the brake pedals so that they are exactly perpendicular to the vertical part of the rudder bars. On the side-by-side RV's the two bars, left and right,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,051
Posted By N941WR
Here...

Here (http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/IllustratedGuideToEngineHanging/enginehanging.htm) is my trick.

I've hung four engines following the steps outlined in that guide. The first time I did it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,051
Posted By N941WR
Having had the engine off a couple of times while...

Having had the engine off a couple of times while building and rebuilding, my preference is to remove the engine from the mount. Then, with luck and planning, it never comes off again.

The nose gear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,051
Posted By N941WR
That depends on if it is a taildragger or not.

That depends on if it is a taildragger or not.
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