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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By RV6_flyer
The LEMO jacks in parallel with the "standard"...

The LEMO jacks in parallel with the "standard" jacks is the way Bose recommends it be done in their installation material.

There is a VAF thread about it here...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By RV6_flyer
Charts / Maps

I have been a pilot for more than 37-years. Commercial / Instrument rated with more than 3,000 hours in RVs and have actual RV IFR solo flight time. Have learned to fly before EFB (Electronic...
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By RV6_flyer
I installed the system from Jim in May. I did not...

I installed the system from Jim in May. I did not get the discount but did get the $500. FAA Rebate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By RV6_flyer
Only been to Reno once. I flew commercial into...

Only been to Reno once.

I flew commercial into Reno. Got a room in a Reno Casino that was nice and not very expensive. I rented a car as I was staying one day longer than the races. Was able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,639
Posted By RV6_flyer
It was NOT a random pick. I went to the so...

It was NOT a random pick. I went to the so called Shell Answer Man they had with them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,639
Posted By RV6_flyer
I asked Aeroshell at AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 and...

I asked Aeroshell at AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 and was told not to use the oil in an airplane after the expiration date.
Forum: COMM 08-09-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By RV6_flyer
One only needs a adapter cable...

One only needs a adapter cable (https://www.amazon.com/Bose-A20-Pin-Lemo-Adapter/dp/B011MKAKHO) and to add batteries to the battery box when using a Bose A20 LEMO headset in an aircraft with the two...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,917
Posted By RV6_flyer
Helped with a condition inspection this year and...

Helped with a condition inspection this year and found the ELT armed but the batteries were installed backwards thus the G-Switch test IAW 91.207(d) would not set off the ELT. New batteries...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By RV6_flyer
The fastest RV-6 was Tracy Saylor. You will need...

The fastest RV-6 was Tracy Saylor. You will need to go look at race results for Sun-N-Fun race years back to see the speed he did.

Tracy had the 180 HP parallel valve with a Hartzell Constant speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By RV6_flyer
Never knew anything like this existed. Reading...

Never knew anything like this existed.

Reading the description on the Amazon link you posted, it says "O2 sensor harness 10ft." My concern would be how does the O2 sensor work with leaded fuel that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,910
Posted By RV6_flyer
I saw the after fire results of an RV-8 brake...

I saw the after fire results of an RV-8 brake fire. The wheel and brake caliper were still good and reusable. The Wheel, brake, and caliper are the expensive parts. IF the wheel and caliper are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,910
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been doing the same thing for over...

I have been doing the same thing for over 20-years. The RV is too light of an aircraft to use the recommended taxi procedure.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just because you have the power does not mean you...

Just because you have the power does not mean you have to use it. My 22-years experience flying RVs has shown that at 150 KTAS, they burn the same fuel with the 320 (160 HP) or the 360. IF the 360...
Forum: GPS 07-29-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By RV6_flyer
It also looks like it will be a great replacement...

It also looks like it will be a great replacement for the GX60 that I and others have been using.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,517
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been flying 37-years. Been taking my RV-6 to OSH...

Been flying 37-years. Been taking my RV-6 to OSH AirVenture since 1998. When you find out, what the Tier 1 and Tier 2 ground stops are, I would love to learn what that means.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,179
Posted By RV6_flyer
Randy Thorne RV-4 N144RS.

Randy Thorne RV-4 N144RS.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-24-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 35,496
Posted By RV6_flyer
Rosie is not at AirVenure 2019 but his airplane...

Rosie is not at AirVenure 2019 but his airplane is. At 4,500 hours, the airplane knows its way with a great Swissair pilot Tobias.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used my G5 back in May as the encoder for my...

I used my G5 back in May as the encoder for my Stratus ESG. I figured it out for myself just by reading the G5 manual. I did all the wiring and installation. I even had 91.411 and 91.413...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,926
Posted By RV6_flyer
In my dorm room. Landed ATW @ 4. OSH opened to...

In my dorm room. Landed ATW @ 4. OSH opened to Homebuilt parking at 4:45. Rode bus from ATW to OSH then another bus to my dorm room. Shared two pitchers of beer with friends. Going to bed. May move...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By RV6_flyer
Check the Flyboy Accessories Website and download...

Check the Flyboy Accessories Website and download their maintenance doc (https://flyboyaccessories.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/tailwheel-maintenance-documents/).

There several different tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have used what you like to use for years BUT...

I have used what you like to use for years BUT Lycoming recommends copper-based anti-seize compound or engine oil in SI1042AG...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago, Vetterman recommended Mouse Milk...

Years ago, Vetterman recommended Mouse Milk (https://www.mousemilk.com/). I believe that is what is still recommended as I have not heard about or seen an update.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,485
Posted By RV6_flyer
Database updates for my GX 60 will no longer be...

Database updates for my GX 60 will no longer be available after December 2019. This replacement is being released just in time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,269
Posted By RV6_flyer
That is the OLD saying. The new saying: We have...

That is the OLD saying.

The new saying: We have upped our standards so up yours.
Forum: ADS-B 07-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is the FAA Coverage Map for ADS-B...

Here is the FAA Coverage Map for ADS-B (https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/programs/adsb/ICM/). There are some areas that do not have coverage below 5,000. Click on the altitude button at the top of the map...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,305
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have had every top of the line Lightspeed in my...

Have had every top of the line Lightspeed in my aircraft since it started flying almost 22-years ago. If I Remember Correctly, Lightspeed use to give full value on a trade up. They stopped several...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,078
Posted By RV6_flyer
As Paul says, if the airframe is bad, it is...

As Paul says, if the airframe is bad, it is easier to build new than to fix. Why tear something apart only to have to rebuild it. Sometimes the airframe is poor with bad systems. Here again it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By RV6_flyer
Your AirVenture admission fee covers your...

Your AirVenture admission fee covers your parking.

Duck Duck Go found last year's bus schedule. Going to the Kobussen website, I clicked on the EAA schedule and it took me to this the 2019 bus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By RV6_flyer
Saw this thread and started scratching my head. ...

Saw this thread and started scratching my head. I just completed a retrofit of the E-04 into my almost 22-year old RV-6. Everything worked and tested as expected. Digging out the ACK E04M Rev...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By RV6_flyer
Flat spots on the tires from heavy braking.

Flat spots on the tires from heavy braking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,695
Posted By RV6_flyer
No pitbull. I cannot confirm, comment, correct,...

No pitbull.

I cannot confirm, comment, correct, or deny about the shotgun or any other firearm.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By RV6_flyer
https://i.postimg.cc/cL27rzmR/Screen-Shot-2019-06-...

https://i.postimg.cc/cL27rzmR/Screen-Shot-2019-06-17-at-2-03-09-PM.png

The above was grabbed from the 2019 EAA AirVenture Arrival Webinar.
Forum: ADS-B 06-26-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,156
Posted By RV6_flyer
ADS-B rebate check

I submitted my rebate info May 21, 2019. ADS-B rebate check was issued 06-18-2019. I just got home from a week long trip today and my ADS-B Rebate check was here in the mail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,059
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is only so much runway to land on at...

There is only so much runway to land on at AirVenture OSH. IF there were a better way that was as safe or safer, the NOTAM would have us doing it. 90 Kts in an RV is safe and all RV pilots should...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By RV6_flyer
Same here. If I have an order coming from Stein,...

Same here. If I have an order coming from Stein, I get it there. When I run out and only need one, Amazon Prime is easy plus fast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,059
Posted By RV6_flyer
ATC had an accident on 36 so could not use 36....

ATC had an accident on 36 so could not use 36. Grass was wet south of 27 so ATC could not exit aircraft left or south of 27. Everyone had to use hard taxiways on north side of 27. ATC then needed to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By RV6_flyer
Do not let the packaging fool you, this is the...

Do not let the packaging fool you, this is the same stuff the Aerospace Industry uses only the packaging is different and at a lower price.

I worked 30+ years in the aerospace industry before I...
Forum: ADS-B 06-23-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By RV6_flyer
I installed the Appareo Stratus ESG in my...

I installed the Appareo Stratus ESG in my airplane. I did an update to a different GPS antenna that was easier to install. Neighbor installed the Garmin 335. They are both the same difficulty to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,262
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thanks Paul. IF I were not retired, I most likely...

Thanks Paul. IF I were not retired, I most likely would be asking the same questions that Kyle has been. Figured I would help others with the info I found.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,262
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is the TEXT alert signup info. IT was in the...

Here is the TEXT alert signup info. IT was in the June 12 Webinar - Tips for Flying Into AirVenture 2019...
Forum: RV-3 06-20-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,361
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have heard reports that Van flew the original...

I have heard reports that Van flew the original RV-3 at airshows. I had a friend that had built an RV-3 while I was building my RV-6 a CNO. He reported that Van flew the RV-3 at the Chino during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,262
Posted By RV6_flyer
The large formation arrival info was communicated...

The large formation arrival info was communicated on the recent Webinar. Here is part of a screen grab that I made.

https://i.postimg.cc/cL27rzmR/Screen-Shot-2019-06-17-at-2-03-09-PM.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,059
Posted By RV6_flyer
30-years ago, the RV-6 manual said 100 MPH flap...

30-years ago, the RV-6 manual said 100 MPH flap speed. There was not an RV-7 or 8 at that time. Van's did not send out updates to the 30-year old manual and I have not asked for updates.

My RV-6...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,059
Posted By RV6_flyer
Most of the RVs has a designer recommendation of...

Most of the RVs has a designer recommendation of 100 MPH (87 Kts) or less as flap speed. Being that it is experimental built and flown aircraft, IF you have tested your flaps in Phase I at a higher...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,059
Posted By RV6_flyer
Forgot to mention, "Precision, Short, Soft-Field...

Forgot to mention, "Precision, Short, Soft-Field landings" are what I do almost all the time. If you do not do them, get proficient with them before OSH and be ready for a "go-around" just in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,059
Posted By RV6_flyer
AirVenture Arrival Flight Practice

The AirVenture arrival NOTAM has been published and they still want us RV types flying the approach at 90 Kts because we can safely do it. IF you are unable to fly your RV at 90 Kts, you should not...
Forum: California 06-12-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By RV6_flyer
Add my name to the list.

Add my name to the list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dorm room

Dorm rooms can be reserved starting 01 July for the following year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By RV6_flyer
ELT

IF the aircraft has a 406 ELT, you will also need to update the registration for it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,402
Posted By RV6_flyer
Max power is ROP. Cannot make power without fuel....

Max power is ROP. Cannot make power without fuel. As fuel flow is lowered, the engine will start running lean of peak (LOP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3bATVXMHQg)) producing less power. Less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By RV6_flyer
Following is a Copy / Paste from the above...

Following is a Copy / Paste from the above document page G-20.

Joggle. A small offset near the edge of a piece of sheet metal.
It allows one sheet of metal to overlap another sheet while maintaining...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By RV6_flyer
Training Video

Here is a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdFYm5OHKGc) on how to make a joggle as with metal parts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By RV6_flyer
New Van's Aircraft East Coast Rep announced...

New Van's Aircraft East Coast Rep announced (https://www.vansaircraft.com/2019/05/welcome-new-east-coast-representative/).

Vans new East Coast Rep, Joe Czachorowski. His friends call him Zack,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is a low strength thread...

It is a low strength thread sealant.

https://www.huronindustrial.com/image/cache/data/products/1-444-28754-500x500.gif

NAPA (https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NCB28754) is the cheapest place to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By RV6_flyer
Cost is listed on the website...

Cost is listed on the website (https://www.pct.edu/business/workforce-development/catalog/AVIATION/AVT200).
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,798
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used a stand that had carpet at both ends when...

I used a stand that had carpet at both ends when I got it but REMOVED the carpet and used webbing from a cheap tow strap. Been working great for the past year.
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By RV6_flyer
The RV-8 has a rivet in the same location just...

The RV-8 has a rivet in the same location just like this. It can be bucked BUT it is not going to be pretty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By RV6_flyer
Looking at the image on the BLOG...

Looking at the image on the BLOG post:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O95Jcz0aLto/XOlXlxSNr0I/AAAAAAAAE-E/KMYrRB7GpbkP_NGT_KDNMmPJlsT_aF0WACLcBGAs/s1600/20395486-5D65-44DD-811E-FEE1A08A7F3F.jpeg
I see...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By RV6_flyer
Not necessary. The SB505B...

Not necessary. The SB505B (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Inspection%20of%20Crankshaft%20ID%20for%20Corrosion.pdf) calls for an ID of 1.910" before the paint is applied. If it is 1.911...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-21-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By RV6_flyer
I recently fixed a neighbor's slider that was...

I recently fixed a neighbor's slider that was very difficult to open. They purchased the airplane and did not build it. The nylon block at the aft end of the canopy was too tall and rubbed on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By RV6_flyer
How about a different GPS antenna

http://www.rstengineering.com/rst/products/adsb/adsb_files/image005.jpg

How about using a different GPS antenna (http://www.rstengineering.com/rst/products/gpsantenna/gpsantena.htm) to save on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By RV6_flyer
http://www.rscbrands.com/products/product_images/S...

http://www.rscbrands.com/products/product_images/SM_T4008.JPG

I purchased what I have at Aircraft Spruce years ago. Just searched their website and cannot find it.

Any of the PTFE pipe thread...
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