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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-16-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By merlin3
Item is sold

Item is sold
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-16-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By merlin3
Updated post with pics

Updated post with pics
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By merlin3
It is a straight adapter. Have a couple people...

It is a straight adapter. Have a couple people interested but apparently emails were going to junk inbox.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-14-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By merlin3
lycoming oil filter adapter

Have a used lycoming oil filter adapter for sale. I bought it for an rv4 that I owned. It had an o320 with a screen and I planned on putting the filter adapter on it. I sold the plane before I got...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By merlin3
The magnetometer on my used 6 is under the...

The magnetometer on my used 6 is under the vertical stab but thought about moving it forward behind baggage area for cg reasons when i start trying to lighten the airplane up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,577
Posted By merlin3
Check out the quinn digital torque wrenches from...

Check out the quinn digital torque wrenches from harbor freight. I picked one up and love it. Watch and read reviews and most people are ditching their snap ons for these. Cheaper and just as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,874
Posted By merlin3
Thanks for all that you do. I just had a new...

Thanks for all that you do. I just had a new airworthiness and operating limitations issued for an rv6 that I bought as they were only half there. Also had to fix the phase 1 logbook entry as that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By merlin3
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,630
Posted By merlin3
I only trim based on different loads. I can...

I only trim based on different loads. I can takeoff, trim and never touch the trim again for rest of the flight. Something has to be majorly wrong.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
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Views: 2,941
Posted By merlin3
I installed the challenger lite in my old rv4....

I installed the challenger lite in my old rv4. Got almost everything working well except autopilot. Could never get it functioning correctly and not a lot of help out there. Also installed 4" extreme...
Forum: RV-4 11-05-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,989
Posted By merlin3
I moves mine there when i had my 4 for cg...

I moves mine there when i had my 4 for cg purposes but I'll have to see if i can find a picture.
Forum: Propellers 09-15-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By merlin3
I'm not saying its right but when I bought i...

I'm not saying its right but when I bought i believe it was a prince prop for my old rv i was told it was ok to use bushings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By merlin3
Had aveo on my last plane and going to order them...

Had aveo on my last plane and going to order them for my current one as one of my strobes quit working.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,712
Posted By merlin3
I had same experience with my rv and have been...

I had same experience with my rv and have been running nothing but philips now. May have just been lucky but it works for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,354
Posted By merlin3
I had a 4 that i flew for about 150 hours. It fit...

I had a 4 that i flew for about 150 hours. It fit me perfectly other than i hated how upright the seat was. I am only about 5'8" and 165. I now have a 6 and with the seat in the middle position i can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 85,610
Posted By merlin3
Love the t28 and hope to be able to own one some...

Love the t28 and hope to be able to own one some day. We just bought a 41 j3 cub to go with our rv6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,927
Posted By merlin3
I agree walt, the controllers handle it poorly...

I agree walt, the controllers handle it poorly and it compounded when pilots got impatient. Here's to hoping that this years controllers are trained better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By merlin3
Never got a message

Never got a message
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By merlin3
I have a garmin 250 and a grt sport with grt...

I have a garmin 250 and a grt sport with grt autopilot servos and the garmin drives the autopilot fine. I didnt install it but if you need some settings i can check mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By merlin3
Ok thats really cool. I have messed with arduinos...

Ok thats really cool. I have messed with arduinos a little bit but not to this extent. Are the leds pixel/rgb? How are they connected to the arduino?
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 03-21-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,724
Posted By merlin3
We probably shouldn't be flying propeller driven...

We probably shouldn't be flying propeller driven aircraft either since the airlines aren't using those...
Forum: Tools 02-11-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By merlin3
Yep i bought one to use for some of the...

Yep i bought one to use for some of the construction work i do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,565
Posted By merlin3
There are some nice marine grade ones on amazon...

There are some nice marine grade ones on amazon that work perfectly so dont feel like you have to spend $100 on one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,751
Posted By merlin3
Changing the stab incidence on my 4 gave a...

Changing the stab incidence on my 4 gave a similar response, not only did it get the elevator closer to being in trail, but i also used to run out of nose down trim. Also after shimming the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,751
Posted By merlin3
I had to raise the front of the stabilizer on my...

I had to raise the front of the stabilizer on my rv4 due to the same thing. I think i raised the front by 1/8-1/4" and it may a good difference. I probably could have raised it a little more but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,103
Posted By merlin3
New shirts, hats, fleece jackets or hoodies would...

New shirts, hats, fleece jackets or hoodies would be awesome! Unfortunately the current vans gear is geared, how do i say this, towards an older crowd. Every year at oshkosh i go by the vans tent and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By merlin3
Didnt redline say that the engine would run for...

Didnt redline say that the engine would run for about 30 seconds inverted without flop tube?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By merlin3
My insurance wanted 10 hours of dual as well....

My insurance wanted 10 hours of dual as well. What i did, being a new tailwheel pilot with about 10 hours total tailwheel time in a cub and champ was fly a few approaches from back seat with cfi...
Forum: RV-4 11-22-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By merlin3
Personal preference, electric flaps and electric...

Personal preference, electric flaps and electric elevator trim were two of the best mods i ever made to my 4. Doing a go around with my manual flap setup was a nightmare and electric flaps made...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By merlin3
I rebuilt mine and still ended up with a slow...

I rebuilt mine and still ended up with a slow leak after 6 months so i ended up just putting new masters in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,656
Posted By merlin3
When i redid the panel on my 4 i went to nice...

When i redid the panel on my 4 i went to nice toggle switches and push button start. However for safety my starter button is only active when left mag on, right mag off and strobes on. This helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,271
Posted By merlin3
Have you looked at the baja designs lights? Alot...

Have you looked at the baja designs lights? Alot of guys seem to like them and that was my plan.
Forum: Propellers 09-26-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By merlin3
My used rv6 i just bought has the whirlwind...

My used rv6 i just bought has the whirlwind 200rv, its my first cs prop but it is an awesome prop
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-26-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By merlin3
Gear leg fairings and intersection fairings.

Hi I just bought an rv6 that needs a little work. One of the first things. I would like to do is fix the gear leg fairings. At this point i think it would be easier to just order new gear leg and...
Forum: RV-4 09-18-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,212
Posted By merlin3
Canopy closed and locked is in my checklist a...

Canopy closed and locked is in my checklist a couple times. Before i take off i always check one more time that handle is all the way back and i push on the canopy as an additional check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,742
Posted By merlin3
This was only ny second time flying into oshkosh...

This was only ny second time flying into oshkosh and yesterday was a train wreck. Ive ridden in with a friend 4 other times and this is the worst i have seen it. We got sent out to the left 3 or 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,958
Posted By merlin3
I flew in for first time last year. Thought i had...

I flew in for first time last year. Thought i had practiced everything but it got challenging on downwind. Right downwind for 27,notam says not to descend till midfield. Right before midfield i get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,747
Posted By merlin3
This is pretty neat. Not sure i would feel...

This is pretty neat. Not sure i would feel comfortable with it only being my second time flying in to oshkosh but will be neat to watch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,476
Posted By merlin3
Almost all shops will crimp i believe. I soldered...

Almost all shops will crimp i believe. I soldered when i installed my efis and havent had any issues but the last couple things i have installed/updated i have crimped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By merlin3
If i had the land im trying to buy that already...

If i had the land im trying to buy that already has a hangar i would invite you there. How soon are you coming?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By merlin3
I heated the lines with a heat gun and was able...

I heated the lines with a heat gun and was able to get them on the adapters but im still not happy with it even though its been fine for a year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,859
Posted By merlin3
any links to the videos you guys are speaking of?

any links to the videos you guys are speaking of?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,230
Posted By merlin3
which class are you switching to?

which class are you switching to?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,329
Posted By merlin3
Just ordered your trim relay board and received...

Just ordered your trim relay board and received it today. Looks like i will have to buy this soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,838
Posted By merlin3
I have found slips in my rv are far less...

I have found slips in my rv are far less effective than the cessnas and pipers ive flown. Even with full rudder it just isnt that effective to me.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,801
Posted By merlin3
As far as i know and have read none of the lights...

As far as i know and have read none of the lights have to be tsod, they just have to meet the requirements.
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By merlin3
I think tru trac includes it with their purchase....

I think tru trac includes it with their purchase. I thought I read somewhere that someone tried to buy it from them and they wanted like $200 because they don't like selling it seperate or something....
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By merlin3
I have that mount but it still doesn't help...

I have that mount but it still doesn't help because they don't give you that clamp with the mount. that was the problem.
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By merlin3
that is the mounting bracket but does not include...

that is the mounting bracket but does not include the attachment to the control tube. I ended up making something similar to vlittle so we will see how this works out.
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By merlin3
Vlittle i think i saw that picture but wasnt sure...

Vlittle i think i saw that picture but wasnt sure how it worked as it didnt seem like it would rotate properly. I was really looking for the roll tube clamp as that seems the easiest way.
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,105
Posted By merlin3
autopilot install

I am installing mgl autopilot servos in my rv4. I have looked threw all the threads on autopilot install but cannot find one simple thing. Is there somewhere I can order the clamp that people use for...
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By merlin3
Thanks everyone. I actually got pms from a couple...

Thanks everyone. I actually got pms from a couple people with pics which helps. I really like the footwells in the pic i posted as i feel like it would be more comfortable for a passenger but not...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By merlin3
footwells question

just installed electric flaps in my rv4 and am getting ready to install the rear passenger footwells. I know this has been covered many times as I have searched and read every thread. I found this...
Forum: RV-4 01-21-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By merlin3
just finished installing mine on a flying...

just finished installing mine on a flying airplane and no clearance issues.
Forum: RV-4 12-15-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,669
Posted By merlin3
I am interested in one

I am interested in one
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By merlin3
Electric flaps

Looking to convert to electric flaps over the winter and just wondering which of the two kits that vans sells to buy. Is the one with the replacement weldment really worth $160 more? Whats the big...
Forum: RV-4 12-09-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,866
Posted By merlin3
I have autopilot servos to install over the...

I have autopilot servos to install over the winter along with electric elevator trim and hopefully electric flaps. Curious to see how you mount servos
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,032
Posted By merlin3
I installed a 10" mgl lite screen last winter and...

I installed a 10" mgl lite screen last winter and have been happy. For the cost the mgl cannot be beat. I also added on the smaller mgl extreme and have a garmin gtr200 radio connected to the main...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,575
Posted By merlin3
Guess we are fortunate around here as i have...

Guess we are fortunate around here as i have witnessed very little of any of that. We have a ton of fly ins and events with most being open to the public and for the most part they always have good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,731
Posted By merlin3
Was great to meet you axel and your wife. Thanks...

Was great to meet you axel and your wife. Thanks for tsking the time to talk to my wife and i.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-15-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By merlin3
I have the mgl extreme installed along with the...

I have the mgl extreme installed along with the challenger lite. The challenger lite has built in ahrs but i havent installed the extra ahrs sensor i have yet. How do you get the attitude to work on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,731
Posted By merlin3
Is it worth it to pay for the pit pass? My wife...

Is it worth it to pay for the pit pass? My wife and i will be there Saturday.
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