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Forum: RV-10 10-14-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By Yen
I made up a special tool to hold the bolt in the...

I made up a special tool to hold the bolt in the required position.two pieces of offcut aluminium a bit wider than the bolt head. Put a slot in the end of one piece, to allow the shank of the bolt to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-12-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,706
Posted By Yen
Several years ago Jim Weir did an article in Kit...

Several years ago Jim Weir did an article in Kit Planes explaining his method of marking, using clear shrink wrap and 7 different marking colours. He used the colours of resistor markings for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,498
Posted By Yen
First flight at 31. Built RV4 and did first...

First flight at 31.
Built RV4 and did first flight at 77.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,308
Posted By Yen
I would steer clear of those three mechanics. If...

I would steer clear of those three mechanics. If they didn't know and couldn't work out its operation, I wouldn't let them near a perambulator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,140
Posted By Yen
Just a wild shot at this. I know Rotec had a...

Just a wild shot at this. I know Rotec had a problem with dirt in their Throttle body carbs. They needed to be taken apart and cleaned and that was straight out of the factory. I thought there was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Yen
What caused the leak in the first place? I put...

What caused the leak in the first place?
I put mogas 98 octane in one tank of my RV4 and have been fighting weeping leaks in the upper skin of that tank. The bottom is OK, so I am assuming that the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 01:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Yen
I have no practical experience of this problem...

I have no practical experience of this problem but I seem to recall that there are different starter gears for different ring gears. You have 149 teeth, can you check that your starter is correct for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,105
Posted By Yen
That is an appropriate main gear for us Aussies....

That is an appropriate main gear for us Aussies. Much the same as my Corby Starlet. How long are you in Central Qld for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,056
Posted By Yen
I had terrible trouble starting my O-320 by...

I had terrible trouble starting my O-320 by pumping the throttle as I cranked the engine.
No problems now, but I give several pumps of the throttle, wait about ten seconds and then crank it over....
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2017, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By Yen
So what is the difference between AN3-7 and...

So what is the difference between AN3-7 and AN3-35?
I would have thought you could tell which it was without measuring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By Yen
Most of the bolts used are relying on tension...

Most of the bolts used are relying on tension rather than shear to do the required job, so there is no need for a perfect fit. just be sure that they are tensioned correctly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By Yen
Us there any need to get a tight seal between...

Us there any need to get a tight seal between thecowl and the intake to the carbie. I'me having high temps and wonder if that could be caused by high pressure air below the engine. I don't use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,963
Posted By Yen
Vlad. Your map at the start of this post looks a...

Vlad. Your map at the start of this post looks a bit optimistic to me. All that dashing around in the outback will consume a lot of fuel and possibly not have a great enough return.
The South West...
Forum: Safety 09-10-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,865
Posted By Yen
Well there may be hope for me to continue yet....

Well there may be hope for me to continue yet. Don't smoke, am fit, not overweight. I can even still get in and out of my second plane the Corby Starlet so the RV4 is dead easy.
I hope to go on until...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,212
Posted By Yen
I am not sure what the difficulty is because I...

I am not sure what the difficulty is because I havn't built a 12, but I did make a special tool for putting bolts into the RV4 elevator hinges. The problem was getting the bolt in far enough to one...
Forum: Interiors 07-23-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,725
Posted By Yen
I use flat black paint to build solar hot watr...

I use flat black paint to build solar hot watr collectors. I would guess that black paint will lift the temps quite a lot and if your avionics are beneath the panel you could have a problem. A dark...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Yen
Another place to look is check for extensions to...

Another place to look is check for extensions to the leads. A poor connection there could be your trouble.
Forum: Rocket 06-02-2016, 03:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,455
Posted By Yen
I can't find the RV4 in the ICAO 8643 Does anyone...

I can't find the RV4 in the ICAO 8643 Does anyone know what it is?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,823
Posted By Yen
I used individual switches. A double pole double...

I used individual switches. A double pole double throw for the right mag so when it is on the starter circuit is off. It works well exceptthat it is hard to start and I can't get the right mag on as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 89,748
Posted By Yen
No cracks on my RV4, but it was difficult to see...

No cracks on my RV4, but it was difficult to see in there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2016, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,518
Posted By Yen
Your EGTs went up with a big power reduction. My...

Your EGTs went up with a big power reduction. My guess is that it is way over rich and the burn is slow, carrying over into the exhaust. You don't say what type of ignition you have. If it is...
Forum: RV-4 04-24-2016, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,306
Posted By Yen
In our hot climate, Centrald Qld Australia. I...

In our hot climate, Centrald Qld Australia. I carry i bit of rag to put under the aft pin to protect the skin and allow the hot air to get out when it is sitting in the sun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,342
Posted By Yen
I weighed mine with U beaut scales borrowed from...

I weighed mine with U beaut scales borrowed from SAAA in Australia. Freight was a rip off but otherwise good.
I tried to weigh in the hangar with one door open, that is about 3 metres wide. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,802
Posted By Yen
I have a similar setup in my RV4. Maybe a little...

I have a similar setup in my RV4. Maybe a little bit deeper. I have my iPod in a self made aluminium case, with a clip on the back similar to what a tape measure has. That keeps it in place. The case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,568
Posted By Yen
I havn't done this with an RV, but I did set up a...

I havn't done this with an RV, but I did set up a 20 litre red plastic can to feed into the main tank on another plane. I connected an outlet from the bottom of the fuel container to the main tank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,384
Posted By Yen
I built my own from an old nut that was just a...

I built my own from an old nut that was just a whisker smaller than the terminal OD. Cut it in two along the threads, put the cable into the terminal, then half a nut each side and squeezed it in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,898
Posted By Yen
I only have 83 hours on my O-320, bought new from...

I only have 83 hours on my O-320, bought new from Vans. It has only needed the addition of 200ml of oil twice, between changes. Your quart is approximately an Aussie litre, which is 1000ml.
My...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,549
Posted By Yen
Not commenting on the blue colour, but are you...

Not commenting on the blue colour, but are you happy with the condition of the top ring land. I have seen that sort of condition on pistons from detonating cylinders.
Some slight scuff marks, but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,367
Posted By Yen
If you have it ground down you are reducing the...

If you have it ground down you are reducing the cover on the reinforcing steel, that is assuming it is reinforced. You are also reducing the thickness, neither of which is a good idea. With it that...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,788
Posted By Yen
Autralian regs say you must do a pre fflight...

Autralian regs say you must do a pre fflight before the first flight of every day. So if you are flying at night, stop to refuel at an airport after midnight, you are obliged to do a daily...
Forum: RV-4 12-13-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,224
Posted By Yen
I have found the piano hinges good and wouldn't...

I have found the piano hinges good and wouldn't change to camlocks, but I did make one change to the design. I cut an opening in the upper cowl above where the two hinge pins are inserted. I made a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,383
Posted By Yen
I am no expert or theoretician, but if it runs...

I am no expert or theoretician, but if it runs better rich when cold, could you be running too lean at all temps?
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,794
Posted By Yen
Fred. No you tighten the light wings aileron...

Fred. No you tighten the light wings aileron trailing edge. Not the heavy wing. It worked for me.
Forum: RV-4 12-04-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,669
Posted By Yen
Nothing else that can be done? The ailerons...

Nothing else that can be done?
The ailerons should be operable with finge tip pressures at 150kts.
The trailing edge radius looks OK to me, but maybe that is the problem. Otherwise there is something...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,381
Posted By Yen
CASA have that AD but I believe it is not...

CASA have that AD but I believe it is not applicable in USA. FAA hasn't seen fit to follow CASA. In the same way FAA have not had any ADs for inspection of Cessnas for corrosion.
Mike who runs Savvy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,883
Posted By Yen
Some here say it is important to do it correctly...

Some here say it is important to do it correctly and I would agree, but levelling the plane will not get the correct answer. We normally level the longerons on an RV, but does an RV fly with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,614
Posted By Yen
My other aeroplane is a Corby Starlet, which has...

My other aeroplane is a Corby Starlet, which has fabric covering on the wings aft of the spar. If Bernoulli was correct the fabric should tend to bulge upwards when flying. It doesn't, it is...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,823
Posted By Yen
The Australian way includes overflying at above...

The Australian way includes overflying at above pattern height towards the dead side of the strip, then descending and turning to join mid downwind usually.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By Yen
I had to shorten the original that came with my...

I had to shorten the original that came with my O-320. Not difficult to do, so if you get the long one you will not have any problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,953
Posted By Yen
Mine on an O-320 tells me that there is fuel...

Mine on an O-320 tells me that there is fuel available from both tanks, as well as the electric pump working. It also tells me that the mechanical pump is working. All this before take off and after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,878
Posted By Yen
Not under the bed. Under the toilet seat is the...

Not under the bed. Under the toilet seat is the usual location.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,878
Posted By Yen
We have a Redback spider in Australia, which is...

We have a Redback spider in Australia, which is related to the Black Widow.
When people regularly spray for spiders here, they all disappear, but the first one back is the Redback.
I have found that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,456
Posted By Yen
I love the RV but the Cub wins hands down for...

I love the RV but the Cub wins hands down for view below.
Maybe it is also cheaper to fly, but to my mind the RV is just great.
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,012
Posted By Yen
The panel I put in is flush with the outside...

The panel I put in is flush with the outside skin, just a hair line gap all round, but I will double check that everything is working properly.
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,012
Posted By Yen
I had a blocked static line at the Tee where the...

I had a blocked static line at the Tee where the two lines join. What a pain it was to get back in the fuse. Now I have put a removable panel in the skin with the static vent in it. just unscrew 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,452
Posted By Yen
The quoted speeds are just about max speed for...

The quoted speeds are just about max speed for drills. There is no need to run anywhere near max speed and the drills will last longer at slower speeds, especially if you use a bit of lubricant.
Forum: RV-4 08-08-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,190
Posted By Yen
Is the eight tail an improvement on the four? I...

Is the eight tail an improvement on the four?
I have only flown the $ that I built an an hour in a 7 for transition training.
How does a 4 compare with other RVs. As far as I can tell it is possibly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-27-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,372
Posted By Yen
I use a double pole single throw switch for the...

I use a double pole single throw switch for the right mag. Wired so that the starter solenoid circuit only gets power when the right mag is earthed. that way the starter will not activate if the...
Forum: RV-4 07-11-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By Yen
That is how I calibrated mine, but I also...

That is how I calibrated mine, but I also calibrated the fuel Gauges, by lifting the tail to flying attitude and registering what the gauges read.
With th Vans sender the gauges are pretty useless...
Forum: International 07-11-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,333
Posted By Yen
Forex card works well, but you have to load it...

Forex card works well, but you have to load it when the A$ is high and spend when it is low. Not easy to pick nowadays.
Forum: RV-4 07-02-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,639
Posted By Yen
I had this problem and used a hammer to gently...

I had this problem and used a hammer to gently stretch the flat areas of the fairing as necessary. Didn't take long and they shaped OK.
Forum: RV-4 07-01-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,436
Posted By Yen
I have never tried to wheel the RV4 on, so far I...

I have never tried to wheel the RV4 on, so far I have done about 180 3 pointers with no problems. I have the long gear and havn't flown with short gear. The only times I have ever tried wheel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By Yen
Damage I don't know about, but it is well known...

Damage I don't know about, but it is well known that there could be changes to the magnetic field of the plane. Just do a check of the compass after it is all done, might be a good idea.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,994
Posted By Yen
If there is nothing mechanical, such as oil...

If there is nothing mechanical, such as oil leaking onto the pipe I would talk to the exhaust manufacturer. My opinion is that it could be a different grade of metal in the pipe. I am basing this on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By Yen
I like to coat my hands with soap, just slightly...

I like to coat my hands with soap, just slightly moist and well rubbed in before I start a greasy job. Washes off easily with normal soap and water. Only downside is that it can leave soapy...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-11-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 49,309
Posted By Yen
I found that PVA woodworking glue works well with...

I found that PVA woodworking glue works well with tha foam I use. That is old broccoli boxes. Even laying the weave at 45 deg to sharp corners I still have a less than perfect lay down. I have used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,491
Posted By Yen
I use what looks like your powerlet connection on...

I use what looks like your powerlet connection on my camper trailer. the anderson plugs I use on my planes are much more robust, being rated at 60 Amps. Of course they may not ba available in the USA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,491
Posted By Yen
A cigarette lighter connector is required to...

A cigarette lighter connector is required to power some items. On both planes I have built I also use the audio wiring connectors, earth outer and pos. inner for those things I wire in myself for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By Yen
Spoilt

I have just done my Flight Revue. Couldn't do it in the RV4 as it is not dual control and also instructor not rated for an RV. I did it in a C172, which I havn't flown since 1998. I had forgotten how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,452
Posted By Yen
I had a similar occurence a while ago. It turned...

I had a similar occurence a while ago. It turned out to be a poor electrical connection. Go over every connection in feed side and earthing side, before you do serious work on the engine.
Forum: RV-4 04-06-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,988
Posted By Yen
Darren. I built an aluminium seat frame from...

Darren. I built an aluminium seat frame from memory about 75mm to 50mm high for the pilots seat and have 35mm of conforfoam seat on that. that got me up quite high enough. The frame has near vertical...
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,988
Posted By Yen
I took a couple of measurements today. The...

I took a couple of measurements today. The highest point of the cowl is 550mm back from front of cowl and is 1550 from ground level. The Longeron below eye location is 1200 from GL. Sorry i didn't...
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