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Forum: RV-4 09-20-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By riobison
a rope with 2 red hooks from Home Depot that...

a rope with 2 red hooks from Home Depot that hooks onto the vertical shaft on the tail wheel fork works perfect for dragging the plane around.
Forum: RV-4 09-20-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By riobison
I'm 6ft and its a tight fit for me. Had new...

I'm 6ft and its a tight fit for me. Had new cushions made from Oregon Aero and that helped.

I also wear a set of thin sole Simpson Racing Shoes or thin sole slippers. That gave me another 1/2 inch...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Posted By riobison
Not necessarily true. If the crack is between the...

Not necessarily true. If the crack is between the exhaust valve and the exhaust manifold, a compression check will not reveal a crack/leak in that area. We found that this past week on our #2...
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-13-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By riobison
Gents Thanks for the input. Its only for VFROTT...

Gents

Thanks for the input. Its only for VFROTT training. Absolutely no IFR with it and thatís why Iím going to tear it apart, check it out and use sewing machine oil. Worse case is that I wreck it...
Forum: Steam Gauges 09-12-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By riobison
Best oil for my Artificial Horizon?

Wondering what the recommendations would be for an oil for my Artificial Horizon?

For the last 8 yrs RV 4 it has shown a 5 deg bank to the left. Things are improving and now its showing about a 2 to...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By riobison
Thanks Guys, much appreciated I will use...

Thanks Guys, much appreciated

I will use epoxy

Tim
Forum: Fiberglass 09-11-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By riobison
confusion on wheel pant construction

Last year I had bought the Grey looking wheel pants from Vans for my RV 4.

So, Iím needing to confirm what type they are for the Resin compatibility. Polyester, vinyl, epoxy?

And then I bought the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By riobison
Any value in a Continental O-470-U , 230 hp and a 2 blade prop.

Iím looking at buying a 1973 C-180 with the Continental O-470-U , 230 hp and a 2 blade prop.

It hasnít been flown in over 15+- yrs. Stored in the NW in a dry climate. No damage history but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,429
Posted By riobison
My story and ideally a Cable or an Electronic Solenoid

I went through the whole runway excursion thing a couple of years back with a cross wind gusting of 25 plus knots at 60 deg off the runway on the left side. I could keep the plane lined up barley...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By riobison
For me the air is simpler. The valves are laying...

For me the air is simpler. The valves are laying horizontal so not likely to fall in. They need to come out anyway (in a controlled manor of course) to ream the guides.

I've got the cracked jug out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By riobison
Yes, BDC would be the choice. I modified my valve...

Yes, BDC would be the choice. I modified my valve spring compressor from my old Dodge 440 that I haven't used in 40 yrs. cost me $15 in parts and worked on my practice jug.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,274
Posted By riobison
Rope trick or Air?

While I'm changing out my cracked cylinder I'm going to check the other 3 to see if there are any sticking valves.

The question is, why not use air to hold the valves in place when removing the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By riobison
Just before tearing it apart I did turn it over...

Just before tearing it apart I did turn it over by hand to find the weak cylinder and then went to # 3 the suspect cyl to find it on TDC.

I didnít hear it leaking but then again, I wasnít listening...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By riobison
Yes, if I had done the bubble test when I first...

Yes, if I had done the bubble test when I first suspected something I would have caught it then at the 72/80 test. No harm done this time and a lesson learned.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,086
Posted By riobison
Hey Jerry I just started another thread on my...

Hey Jerry

I just started another thread on my experience on a rough engine on take off

Symptoms of a cracked head on take off:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By riobison
Symptoms of a cracked head on take off

Engine miss and maybe dropped couple hundred RPM and Intermittent as well on 2 trips back to back a few hundred feet off the runway on takeoff. I had time to kick the boost pump back in, apply carb...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By riobison
Yes, I have a slight wing low as well and Im...

Yes, I have a slight wing low as well and Im hoping that this will fix mine.:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By riobison
Pants and brackets from Vans. And the lower...

Pants and brackets from Vans.

And the lower wheel pant fairings from Cleveland appear to be the best?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By riobison
Whos the best supplier for the lower fairings and...

Whos the best supplier for the lower fairings and the brackets?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-03-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By riobison
gain 5 mph

So I will need different brackets and lower fairing for the wheel pants.

Whoís the best supplier for those parts?

And to gain 5 mph, I can hardly wait.:D:D

Thanks
Tim
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
Posted By riobison
Pressure Recovery Wheel Pant Questions on a RV4

Gents

Iíve already changed out the tires on my RV 4 over to 380-x150-5.
Next on the list is that I will need to order the wheel pants. So, Iím considering the Vans Pressure Recovery Wheel...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-05-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By riobison
It certainly could be an O-ring boss fitting. It...

It certainly could be an O-ring boss fitting. It had sealed fine for the last 20 years. While changing the fuel lines out and during disassembly I found the o-ring in there needed changing. I found...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,064
Posted By riobison
Help in looking for an O ring for the fuel inlet on the carb.

For my O-360 on the Marvel S. carburetor fuel inlet there is a rubber O ring that goes onto the nipple to seal the fitting into the carb.

I have found an automotive one designed to fit onto fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,451
Posted By riobison
Yes, I picked up a black Nitrle O-ring from the...

Yes, I picked up a black Nitrle O-ring from the Hydraulic shop in town. Will be good to go. Just another check point to pay extra attention to every year. Almost impossible to get too to verify with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,451
Posted By riobison
So far it appears I have the KB-000 fitting with...

So far it appears I have the KB-000 fitting with the O-Ring. The pump I'm sure is a Lycoming but I will verify that in the morning.

I'm not sure what other options are available for fuel pumps?

Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,451
Posted By riobison
Confusing? I have an O-360 lycoming and I'm...

Confusing?

I have an O-360 lycoming and I'm assuming it's a Lycoming mechanical fuel pump but being I didn't build the plane and never thought of the pump possibly being different, didn't check (but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,451
Posted By riobison
Also a loose intake fitting on the fuel pump

Just this week I pulled my hoses off on my RV4 to change out for some new Teflon lines while I install my flo-meter. I don't know for sure but I'm assuming the lines are original since 1998 and 600...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By riobison
Install Redcube/Flowscan at a 30+- deg inclination?

I'm looking at installing a Flowscan Transducer between the Elec fuel pump and the Mechanical fuel pump on the 0360 that's in my RV4.

I have read the installation specification from Red Cube and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,125
Posted By riobison
Yes, all the fences do is keep the honest people...

Yes, all the fences do is keep the honest people out. But it does appear that the criminals knew the combination for the gate to get into the airport. Knew their way around aircraft (quick drains on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,125
Posted By riobison
B&E, theft and into the engine compartment

Last fall my hanger was broke into and my car a Dodge Viper as stolen, tools stolen, drain sumps removed from the plane and fuel put into the Viper. End cost so far is north of $70,000

Any way this...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-20-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,994
Posted By riobison
I have just done the 380*150*5 wheel conversion...

I have just done the 380*150*5 wheel conversion on my 1998 RV4 and I was also wondering on the best wheel pants to go with.

From past articles that I have read on here I'm gathering that there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,144
Posted By riobison
Are the $500 Noise Canceling Headsets worth it?

I'm looking for another headset for my girl friend. Myself I use a QT Halo and I'm happy with it but that's not the way she wants to go.

We are just wondering if any of the lower priced (sub $500)...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,143
Posted By riobison
Then exactly what is the difference between a Tap...

Then exactly what is the difference between a Tap and Die set and a Thread Chaser or Thread Restorer Kit?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,143
Posted By riobison
Thread Chaser or Tap and Die, Bits too many choices

Gents,

I'm replacing some tools that were stolen from my hanger. I'm down to my tap and die set but now I see that there are Thread Chaser or Thread Restorer Kits. Considering that I never make new...
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,336
Posted By riobison
I need one backing plate for my RV 4 as the holes...

I need one backing plate for my RV 4 as the holes are becoming enlarged on one of the ones that I have. The RV 4 plates are almost as much. Ridiculous for something like that.

Tim
Forum: Painting your RV 11-11-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,185
Posted By riobison
Hey John, Pretty sure as the hanger door was cut...

Hey John,

Pretty sure as the hanger door was cut off with an angle grinder, my Dodge Viper was stolen, hanger was trashed, fuel samplers were removed from the wings and the fuel drained, oil door...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-11-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,185
Posted By riobison
Sand a repair job or strip it?

My plane was vandalized in a hanger and now needs some painting on the one wing. There are some scratches on the one wing from where they set some boxes on and dragged them off. I had a local hobby...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2016, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,197
Posted By riobison
My Peltors that I bought in Oshkosh in 1989 are...

My Peltors that I bought in Oshkosh in 1989 are still in good shape :D
Forum: RV-4 09-25-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,339
Posted By riobison
Good question,

Good question,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,429
Posted By riobison
Pretty much the same thing happened to me on my...

Pretty much the same thing happened to me on my RV 4 last year with 25+ knots 40 to 60 degs off the left wing.

With all of the severe up and down drafts and with the X wind component I was at times...
Forum: RV-4 09-14-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By riobison
Hey Guys thanks, looks like I will have to order...

Hey Guys thanks, looks like I will have to order from down there. None of the auto supply stores up here carry that part #.

I was able to get 1 bearing and 2 races part # 08231 from the airport at...
Forum: RV-4 09-13-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By riobison
Main gear wheel bearing options?

On my RV 4 the main gear wheel bearings are a Timken 08125. Are there any equivalent auto motive bearings and races that will interchange at a reasonable price?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-07-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,767
Posted By riobison
I don't know about a lead additive but in the old...

I don't know about a lead additive but in the old days when I had a C152 with the 0235 there were a lot of problems with plugs fouling with lead. Back then I used TCP, a lead scavenger and it help...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,767
Posted By riobison
Fine wire plugs make a huge improvement resolving...

Fine wire plugs make a huge improvement resolving issues from fouling from both lead deposits and oil.

Tim
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By riobison
I must be getting old and overlooked the obvious....

I must be getting old and overlooked the obvious. I had thought about having one made but at the end of the day I figured it would be about the same price.

Yes, that is certainly an option. Should...
Forum: RV-4 09-03-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,339
Posted By riobison
Pressure recovery canopy for the RV-4

We have pressure recovery wheel pants.

So why not a pressure recovery canopy for the RV4? From what I have read and seen the RV8 canopy is relatively clean compare to the canopy on the RV4.

At...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,434
Posted By riobison
Over priced pressure/backing plate $150.00

Looking to buy one pressure/backing plate to rivet my brake pads to. The holes on one side have become enlarged through the years to where it is difficult to rivet to. I've looked on ACS and that...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-22-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 57,483
Posted By riobison
Thanks Ross. Ive picked up my 380*150*5 so I dont...

Thanks Ross. Ive picked up my 380*150*5 so I dont think they will fit my new tires. Looks like Vans or Sam James are my options.

Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,280
Posted By riobison
As I'm in lake country here in BC this has always...

As I'm in lake country here in BC this has always been in the back of my mind.

Upside down in the water in a RV4, your feet dry and water coming in around your head, hoping you can hold your breath...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-21-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 57,483
Posted By riobison
Wheel Pants

Certainly very impressive RV4 . Slightly off topic, which Wheel Pants are you running? Sam James or Vans?

Thanks

Tim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,877
Posted By riobison
I just put one slightly worn Aero Classic RV 4....

I just put one slightly worn Aero Classic RV 4. Its mate on the other side is a Aero Condor. Haven't had a chance to fly it yet. What can I expect for negative handling characteristics s with this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,166
Posted By riobison
I use a flannelette cloth cut to fit and have...

I use a flannelette cloth cut to fit and have used like this on all of my aircraft and show cars for over 35 yrs and never a problem. If you have dust on the plane, high humidity etc and wind blowing...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,896
Posted By riobison
With Marsh just under $1000 cdn for the Gold plan...

With Marsh just under $1000 cdn for the Gold plan on my RV 4. 35 yrs and just under 900 hrs. Best rates I could find in Canada.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,166
Posted By riobison
Keep my 4 covered in the hanger and wipe the bugs...

Keep my 4 covered in the hanger and wipe the bugs off between flights. One wash a yr only takes a couple of hrs using Meguiars Quick Detailer. Highly recommended and wouldn't do it any other way.

Tim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,148
Posted By riobison
My sending unit was leaking so I just changed one...

My sending unit was leaking so I just changed one in my RV 4 and made the same mistake. I replicated the bends otherwise from the previous float arm and now I'm out of fuel when it shows an 1/8 of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,546
Posted By riobison
Yes we are probably nit picking on this. Whether...

Yes we are probably nit picking on this. Whether it is exact or not is probably irrelevant at that point in the flight. Your right, the whole idea is situational awareness.

But on a technical side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,546
Posted By riobison
So it's ok to use our ailerons for stall recovery?

So it's ok to use our ailerons for stall recovery?

From anything I was taught, experienced or read is that using our ailerons at a stall to raise the wing will only make your situation worse and if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,546
Posted By riobison
aileron usaged increasing AOA

I have always wondered about this and glad someone has asked the question but I'm still confused here.

Let's say our AOA indicator is out on the left wing. We are in a steep descending right turn...
Forum: RV-4 06-21-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,237
Posted By riobison
Thanks Andy, Vince and everyone. Much...

Thanks Andy, Vince and everyone. Much appreciated

Tim
Forum: RV-4 06-19-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,237
Posted By riobison
Handle and back up?

I'm assuming a standard Tap handle will work?

I'm assuming that the one reamer will be sufficient? I won't need a back up or will I need to have it sharpened after the first cut?

I'm having some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,346
Posted By riobison
Yes that is what I'm looking for as well. Coming...

Yes that is what I'm looking for as well. Coming in after a full sideslip in a strong cross wind and unless you have the freedom to kick the rudder straight prior to touch down and hope the wheel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,346
Posted By riobison
Hey Michael, how is the locking tail wheel...

Hey Michael, how is the locking tail wheel working? I'm still interested in something like that.

Thanks

Tim
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