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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By N804RV
I believe the "mineral spirits" sold by Lowe's,...

I believe the "mineral spirits" sold by Lowe's, with the brand name Jasco works as well as Stoddard Solvent, or Varsol.

The main difference as near as I can tell is that it is a "light distillate"...
Forum: Safety 08-11-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By N804RV
Great book! I read it last year. What I like...

Great book! I read it last year. What I like best is that all the numbers and analysis in the world still doesn't substitute for good old hand-eye coordination and seat-of-the-pants feel when it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,111
Posted By N804RV
I'm at AWO. I run 0-E in my Sonerai. Nelson's...

I'm at AWO. I run 0-E in my Sonerai. Nelson's is about 1.5 miles from AWO, and they have 92 octane 0-E. And, its cheaper than what AFS was selling it for on the field. Also, River Rock Smoke...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By N804RV
I used a cut-off wheel on a RotoZip, then...

I used a cut-off wheel on a RotoZip, then finished to size with a 3M 6" medium deburring wheel mounted on a bench grinder. Fast and efficient.

The el-cheapo bandsaw I bought from Homedepot was not...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By N804RV
This tool will do a perfect job of this once you...

This tool will do a perfect job of this once you get a hang of it. It solves the problem of getting the drill bit started dead center, especially on bucked rivets that have had the dimple worn...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-08-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By N804RV
I'm interested in the GNS-480W Will Email Ken W.

I'm interested in the GNS-480W

Will Email

Ken W.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,139
Posted By N804RV
I run 92 octane non-ethanol gas in my Sonerai. ...

I run 92 octane non-ethanol gas in my Sonerai. Granted, its only a 10gal tank. But, I wouldn't hesitate to cary 4 5 gal jugs of non-E for blending with 100LL in an RV when at home.

Below is what I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By N804RV
I bought the 1.445" spacers from Buller. ...

I bought the 1.445" spacers from Buller.

https://bullerent.com/experimental/spar-spacer/
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By N804RV
I bought a set for my RV-8. I haven't weighed...

I bought a set for my RV-8. I haven't weighed them on the scales or anything, yet. But, just picking them up, and then picking up the ones that came in the crate, I wouldn't be surprised if 15lbs...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By N804RV
Sounds very cool! Can I see pictures?

Sounds very cool! Can I see pictures?
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By N804RV
Welcome to the madness! The table with the power...

Welcome to the madness!

The table with the power tools reminds of what mine looked like in the beginning.

The first thing I did after taking a picture of it (before bolting everything down) was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By N804RV
Thank you! Food for thought. And, a good...

Thank you!

Food for thought. And, a good argument for not painting till the initial W&B is sorted out.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By N804RV
Weight and Balance again

I'm looking for someone that built a -8 with a parallel valve O/IO-360 and fixed pitch prop that would be willing to share their W&B data with me.

I did a search of the site and didn't really see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By N804RV
Non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Used to use...

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Used to use Trichlorethelyne as a solvent for hydraulic analysis testing. But, that stuff is muy mal!

Non-chlorinated brake cleaner is about the closest off the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-22-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By N804RV
Nice talking with you Blake. Sorry we couldn't...

Nice talking with you Blake. Sorry we couldn't get our schedules to line up. Keep me in mind for the future!

Anyone else out there able to help this guy out?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By N804RV
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By N804RV
Try mineral spirits. It shouldn't harm the...

Try mineral spirits. It shouldn't harm the paint. Wipe it on, leave it wet for a minute or so, then try and wipe it off with a rag and some more mineral spirits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By N804RV
Gee, I hope it was the cheap stuff!

Gee, I hope it was the cheap stuff!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By N804RV
I've been using a product called "BugSlide" on my...

I've been using a product called "BugSlide" on my leading edges for a year now. It takes just a couple of minutes with a spray bottle of BugSlide and a microfiber cloth to wipe down the leading...
Forum: Reviews 07-17-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,143
Posted By N804RV
Why you'all ain't had nutt'n till you had...

Why you'all ain't had nutt'n till you had yerselves a pot o them boilt pea-nuts! Salted jes right, an a colt Bud, ....man o man! That is the s-t-u-f-f!

Anybody coming back to Arlington, WA wanna...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,138
Posted By N804RV
I figured its time to update this thread. Family...

I figured its time to update this thread. Family medical and career issues got in the way of my building. But, I've been back at it for awhile now. Q/B wings were acquired from an abandoned kit....
Forum: GPS 07-11-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By N804RV
So, that's the $299/yr for Garmin "US Navigation"...

So, that's the $299/yr for Garmin "US Navigation" database, the free basemap and terrain data from Dynon, and Foreflight for charts and plates?
Forum: GPS 07-10-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By N804RV
Garmin GPS W/Skyview: Database Subscription?

You guys with Garmin navigators interfaced with Skyview displays, what database subscriptions do you have?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,851
Posted By N804RV
Those are nice! Who in western WA is flying with...

Those are nice!

Who in western WA is flying with these now?
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By N804RV
msg rx'd :o:o:o

msg rx'd :o:o:o
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By N804RV
Another question, does the com frequency/airport...

Another question, does the com frequency/airport data flow between the GNC 420 and the Skyview?
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By N804RV
Thanks! I also have a Becker Nav5300 VOR/ILS. I...

Thanks! I also have a Becker Nav5300 VOR/ILS. I don't think that will interface with the Skyview. But, I have the indicator for it and I think I'll have enough space on the panel.
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By N804RV
GNC 420W install

Considering buying a GNC 420W. Anyone here using one with a Skyview system?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By N804RV
I was airborne over both the Loma Prieta...

I was airborne over both the Loma Prieta earthquake and the Nisqually earth quake.

The first was was a medevac of stroke patient from a Navy base clinic to the Oakland Navy Medical center. We...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By N804RV
How big a hole?

How big a hole?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By N804RV
Modifying C/S to Fixed Pitch

If you get a Lycoming with the rear seal in the crank, what's the proper way to remove or put a hole in it for fixed-pitch operation?

I've gotten the impression that you don't have to split the...
Forum: Tools 06-29-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By N804RV
https://www.amazon.com/L-Type-6-22MM-Socket-Wrench...

https://www.amazon.com/L-Type-6-22MM-Socket-Wrench-Spanner/dp/B01H6J7F1Y
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By N804RV
I believe those are 25ft/lbs. Service...

I believe those are 25ft/lbs. Service Instruction 1029D (8/15/86) is the most...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By N804RV
He did say he had a carb. LOP operations date...

He did say he had a carb. LOP operations date back to WWII. And, Lycoming's recommendations haven't changed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By N804RV
If you haven't already, add this to your...

If you haven't already, add this to your research:

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Fuel%20Mixture%20Leaning%20Procedures.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By N804RV
Just got back from Lycoming

Just got back from the Lycoming Engine Service School at Penn College of Technology at Williamsport, PA. This is the new 5 day (40-hour) format, combining both classroom and hands-on training that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By N804RV
I bought a TruTac some time ago, just out of...

I bought a TruTac some time ago, just out of curiosity. It works pretty good.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/trutach.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By N804RV
Last minute plug: I'm attending Lycoming Engine...

Last minute plug: I'm attending Lycoming Engine School at Williamsport Next week (6/3-6/7). Anybody else going?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-01-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
Posted By N804RV
Get published! Put it on...

Get published! Put it on Skyvector.com

https://skyvector.com/airport/STP/St-Paul-Downtown-Holman-Field-Airport
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By N804RV
From Van's:

From Van's:
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By N804RV
If you're distorting the reflection around the...

If you're distorting the reflection around the hole, you're probably under dimpling. Its pretty hard to over dimple. Spring-back dimple dies are just like the name implies. When you bottom the die...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,145
Posted By N804RV
I got this when I set the first couple of rivets...

I got this when I set the first couple of rivets on the webs to the fuselage center section halves. After that, I put the manufactured heads to the anodized part and It didn't happen anymore.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By N804RV
Back in 2013, I asked Sterling Langrell about...

Back in 2013, I asked Sterling Langrell about this RE my RV-8 2nd-hand QB wings. He said that RV-3/4/6 had to have matched wing spars and center section bulkheads. But, everything since did not.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,652
Posted By N804RV
Sorry for reviving a necro-thread. But, how'd it...

Sorry for reviving a necro-thread. But, how'd it go?

I'm ready to make the center section spacer, prior to riveting the center section to the fuselage, and when I measure my wing spars, they're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By N804RV
I located and center-punched each hole location...

I located and center-punched each hole location just using a Sharpie and a ruler on each rib that I could reach. I could not mark the 3 very closely spaced inboard ribs. So, I saved them for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By N804RV
I did: ...

I did:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7870/46600995675_ff57568ee2_b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By N804RV
I'm not a huge fan of iCom. AA batteries and a...

I'm not a huge fan of iCom.

AA batteries and a 12V+ source via supplied cigarette lighter adapter cures this. Any time I've HAD to have my handheld, the batteries have let me down (regardless of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By N804RV
I have a Sporty's SP-400 and an iCom IC-A5. Now,...

I have a Sporty's SP-400 and an iCom IC-A5. Now, I have a Yaesu FTA-550. It is by far my favorite! If you use the cigarette ligther adapter in your aircraft, make sure you use the ferrite core...
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By N804RV
It seems logical that those might be redundant...

It seems logical that those might be redundant circuits. But, without knowing for sure, I wouldn't hazard a guess. I can certainly see why Dynon help desk guy would be hesitant to advise.

If the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By N804RV
Is that Bluetooth, or WiFi? I'm planning on...

Is that Bluetooth, or WiFi? I'm planning on doing just that. I've ordered a 7" 1,000 nit "sunlight readable" Android tablet made by a company called Xenarc in California.
Forum: COMM 03-17-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By N804RV
There are several types of simple power/swr...

There are several types of simple power/swr meters you can get fairly inexpensively.

The biggest hassle is getting the adapters to fit on the more commonly available ones that come with a female UHF...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-17-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By N804RV
I'm gonna take a stab at this, because I had...

I'm gonna take a stab at this, because I had similar concerns when I first started on the tail of my RV-8.

I tried riveting the skin on my horizontal stab and wasn't happy at all with the way the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,490
Posted By N804RV
The easiest way is to buy the "Aeroelectric...

The easiest way is to buy the "Aeroelectric Connection" book or the "Aircraft Wiring Guide" that Vans sells.

How you do it in your aircraft is going to depend on a couple of different things.

If...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-12-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By N804RV
How well do the radios work? Do people complain...

How well do the radios work? Do people complain that your transmit is garbled, noisy or weak? How does the sidetone sound?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,490
Posted By N804RV
I wouldn't think the switch in the cockpit would...

I wouldn't think the switch in the cockpit would see more than about 4 amps.

Looking at the wiring diagrams, it looks to me like the only current going through the start switch in the cockpit is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,490
Posted By N804RV
Pulling out the fuse would serve to keep...

Pulling out the fuse would serve to keep accidental starter engagement from a "kid getting in and hitting the start button" as well as slow down an airplane thief.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,143
Posted By N804RV
What kind of intercom/audio panel set up do you...

What kind of intercom/audio panel set up do you have? The push to talk switch should just connect the transmit key-line to audio common. There should never be any 12vdc on that circuit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,490
Posted By N804RV
What are those $400+ PMA'd Bendix keyed switches...

What are those $400+ PMA'd Bendix keyed switches rated for? I bet you could look it up.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,490
Posted By N804RV
I've been thinking about putting a 7 amp...

I've been thinking about putting a 7 amp automotive fuse inline with the starter switch and locating it somewhere inconspicuous. That would at least slow down any would be "barefoot bandits".

I'm...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-02-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,699
Posted By N804RV
Did you mount the new diode package on a...

Did you mount the new diode package on a heat-sink?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,514
Posted By N804RV
I don't think they fail very often. I didn't get...

I don't think they fail very often. I didn't get the impression that that was a primary concern. My impression the whole discussion on contactors was to explain the need for the diodes that are...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,514
Posted By N804RV
Actually, if I understand it correctly, the...

Actually, if I understand it correctly, the purpose of the E buss is to protect against a failed alternator that has to be taken off line from causing an emergency condition where you lose all...
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