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Forum: RV-4 08-12-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 262,346
Posted By AX-O
Well, it begins. Conversion to constant speed...

Well, it begins. Conversion to constant speed prop.

I almost cried when I started cutting. The cut ended up weird because that is where my cabin heat was located....
Forum: RV-4 08-10-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By AX-O
I also blocked mine. Made it as part of the...

I also blocked mine. Made it as part of the cheek to give it rigidity. Sorry for the poor pic. Could not easily find a pic of just the...
Forum: Propellers 08-08-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By AX-O
McCauley hub question

All,
I have been doing research on the McCauley hubs. Lots of info here but seems to be potentially obsolete based on the dates of the threads, people gave up on trying the combo on RVs or folks...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-05-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By AX-O
Here is one from inside the formation in 360 deg...

Here is one from inside the formation in 360 deg view. This was recorded by George Ford, Golf 2 in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-05-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By AX-O
Video of the RV team flying OSH 2018

All,
I found this video of our performance at OSH 2018. This flight was done in memory of Stu "Falcon", our founder.

We introduced a new formation shape during this show. We call it "The Riddler"...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-04-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By AX-O
For a wood or metal prop? I have a spinner,...

For a wood or metal prop?

I have a spinner, bulkheads and a 4 inch extension for a metal sensenish prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By AX-O
Thanks Dan for the info. I was trying to make a...

Thanks Dan for the info. I was trying to make a quick poll and a small post so i could actually get data. If someone said “i have had issues”, then i was going to contact the person individually. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By AX-O
Good point. I am only refering to 4 cylinder...

Good point. I am only refering to 4 cylinder engines. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By AX-O
Counterbalanced crank and constant speed prop question.

All,
I am trying to collect data on how many folks are running a constant speed prop with a counterbalanced crank and without a counterbalance crank. depending on the results, I may be working on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By AX-O
I spoke to Kathy via email on Thur. Have you...

I spoke to Kathy via email on Thur. Have you tried that way?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By AX-O
Does anyone know where the transit parking is?

Does anyone know where the transit parking is?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-11-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By AX-O
I will be out there. Got a call yesterday that...

I will be out there. Got a call yesterday that the TFR will start at 0800 every day vice the previously planed 0900. The TFR will end after the last race plane is on deck.

If you are flying in,...
Forum: Propellers 06-09-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,638
Posted By AX-O
Mark, This is what we had to...

Mark,
This is what we had to...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,595
Posted By AX-O
:)That is because you were the only one allowed...

:)That is because you were the only one allowed to touch/pre-flight the plane. But you do make a good point.
Forum: Propellers 06-06-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,638
Posted By AX-O
I have been flying with Prop #7 for some time now...

I have been flying with Prop #7 for some time now and it is absolutely my favorite prop. Overall it is a great compromise. Below you will see the data I provided to Catto. Tests were all done with...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,595
Posted By AX-O
i should probably stop doing everything the...

i should probably stop doing everything the day/night before a trip. Would not want anyone thinking i am not following the “rules”.

Just because you did not witness something, it does not mean it...
Forum: COMM 05-31-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By AX-O
Garmin SL40 Comm question

Does the Garmin SL40 have a setting other than the push buttom that allows or not the use of monitoring stand by frequency?

The function worked for a few months when i was doing flight testing then...
Forum: Propellers 04-30-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By AX-O
What is your actual question? The prop is...

What is your actual question? The prop is balance before they sent it out.

Are you asking about dynamically balancing all the rotating components to include the prop?
Forum: California 04-18-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,397
Posted By AX-O
Will have to miss it this time around. We have...

Will have to miss it this time around. We have our formation clinic.
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,996
Posted By AX-O
Sir, congrats!

Sir, congrats!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-14-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By AX-O
Wow, I did not expect to see that in this post. ...

Wow, I did not expect to see that in this post. I had those stickers made last year in support of Joe and his family :(

Break

We also had a great experience at this FBO.
Forum: California 03-09-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By AX-O
All, just some status. We received almost 80...

All,
just some status. We received almost 80 applications. We are in the process of figuring out ratios of carded folks to red scary/newbies/etc. Hope to have a final list within a week. Carded...
Forum: California 03-09-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By AX-O
All, I know the weather has been going...

All,
I know the weather has been going back/forward on rain. Please don't push it tomorrow. If the WX is within your limits, see you tomorrow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,460
Posted By AX-O
this one is close at 179...

this one is close at 179 KTAS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdGLPGgpyQA

I don't open it all the way any more after seeing the tufts. That being said, I tested at 169 KTAS/full open (and closed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By AX-O
I am moving to the formula 1 class if all goes...

I am moving to the formula 1 class if all goes well. Building a plane right now (i put pics on the ice cream social thread).

The Sport class is awesome but my RV cant hang. An RV class would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By AX-O
You wont see many of us there again. The class is...

You wont see many of us there again. The class is getting too fast. Also, the number of racer on the track may be going down. I am switching classes.
Forum: California 03-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By AX-O
See you soon Nordo. Break We may need to be...

See you soon Nordo.

Break

We may need to be serving hot chocolate vice ice cream. WX is going to be cold :eek:

Please dont forget to let me know if your coming. I have only received about 20...
Forum: California 02-28-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By AX-O
Update: -Gas price will be...

Update:

-Gas price will be $4.30/gal

-Unfortunately the new project will not be here for the social. I had to move it around and won't be able to pick it up. Since I said I would display it and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By AX-O
Congrats! Something to be said when I am on a...

Congrats! Something to be said when I am on a first name basis with you guys and it is not because I had to submit a claim or because things went bad.
Forum: California 02-27-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By AX-O
Last chance. Closing the application process...

Last chance. Closing the application process tomorrow.
Forum: California 02-25-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By AX-O
Dave, We will have your special ice cream ready....

Dave,
We will have your special ice cream ready.

See yall soon.
Forum: California 02-25-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By AX-O
2 weeks out. Hoping for good weather.

2 weeks out. Hoping for good weather.
Forum: California 02-14-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By AX-O
2 weeks out from our deadline. We have 55 people...

2 weeks out from our deadline. We have 55 people thus far signed up. If you have not submitted your application, you may want to do so.
Forum: California 02-07-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By AX-O
I don't understand your question. Are you asking...

I don't understand your question. Are you asking for me to invite avionic and propeller vendors to this event?
Forum: California 02-06-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By AX-O
West Coast Formation Clinic, WCFC 2018

*****carded folks, please fill out your application as soon as possible, so we can determine clinic size.*****

All,
I’m pleased to announce this year’s West Coast Formation Clinic, WCFC 2018. ...
Forum: California 02-06-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By AX-O
10th annual ice cream social at Inyokern, CA on March 10th

Sorry for the somewhat late notice, been busy with the new project. If you want to see it or find out what it is, show up.

The 10th annual ice cream social will be held at Inyokern, CA airport on...
Forum: Rocket 01-29-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 34,492
Posted By AX-O
They are building constant speed props. Very few...

They are building constant speed props. Very few though. They are also going through the process for FAA certification. When both of those go into full swing, look out. I just spent 10 days there...
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,343
Posted By AX-O
You can search on youtube for “SoCalRVator”. I...

You can search on youtube for “SoCalRVator”. I have some videos there. There is one from a 49 RV formation that we did. Some racing ones, and a few flying ones.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,962
Posted By AX-O
I had a crack within Approx 100 hrs. They welded...

I had a crack within Approx 100 hrs. They welded it and sent it back. I think the problem is that the flange gets bent 90 deg and it puts stresses on the metal because the small radius. My cracked...
Forum: RV-4 01-18-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,915
Posted By AX-O
Look at the links in my signature. I have pics in...

Look at the links in my signature. I have pics in there that will be helpfull.

I dont have that piece installed. I did however, work out a different solution.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By AX-O
You wont believe me if i tell you. Are you...

You wont believe me if i tell you.



Are you ready.....?




Water bottles stratigically cut around the hinge. Gouge from Reno.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By AX-O
It was our pleasure DR. Thank you.

It was our pleasure DR. Thank you.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By AX-O
Thank you. A few pics of the show in Canada made...

Thank you. A few pics of the show in Canada made in the video.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,476
Posted By AX-O
A thank you video.

DR, if this video is not complying with the forum rules because it is considered advertisement, I understand, please delete.


all,
I made a video to say thank you to some of the folks that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,870
Posted By AX-O
That is so cool.

That is so cool.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By AX-O
Roel, I hate that you are in this position. I...

Roel,
I hate that you are in this position. I was there last year and it was the most frustrating experience ever. I ended up losing a lot of money and over 6 months. Never posted about it as that...
Forum: RV-4 12-18-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,270
Posted By AX-O
Looks very familiar.............

Looks very familiar.............
Forum: RV-4 12-15-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By AX-O
I think the diameter on the rv-4 stick is...

I think the diameter on the rv-4 stick is different than the one on the side by side rvs. It has been a while since i installed mine.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,775
Posted By AX-O
Out of curosity, are subtracting the area of the...

Out of curosity, are subtracting the area of the exhaust pipes blocking the exit?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By AX-O
I use oops rivets for installing nut plates. ...

I use oops rivets for installing nut plates. Great trick I learned from Dan Checkoway. Hence the reason for the question.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By AX-O
Dang! that is cool. question, what cleco would...

Dang! that is cool.

question, what cleco would you use for a -3 rivet/hole that was "cleaned up" for the fix? silver or gold?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,529
Posted By AX-O
Yes. Extra words

Yes.

Extra words
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,529
Posted By AX-O
Looking for help setting up O2 with my jet mask

All,
I am trying to figure out how to integrate my MBU-12 O2 mask into my oxygen system in the RV. I already use the standard HGU-68 helmet but would also like to implement the mask/Comm. If you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By AX-O
I would make sure if bought second hand, that you...

I would make sure if bought second hand, that you have the predrilled fuse. Refered to as -1 (I beliieve, been a while now).

Early rv-8 fuses were like the rv-4, no predrilled holes.
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,348
Posted By AX-O
I would consider how the different wings...

I would consider how the different wings interface with the fuse and what that does to the pilot crew station.

Those are way different spar attachments between the RV-4 and RV-8 wings.
Forum: RV-4 10-31-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By AX-O
I have one from Crow Enterprise (advertiser...

I have one from Crow Enterprise (advertiser here). It is something he is trying to develop. I have not been able to installed it yet. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,993
Posted By AX-O
Scott, I have been thinking about how you would...

Scott,
I have been thinking about how you would be able to obtain the data you want.

One way to get the data you want is by providing some sort of incentive to folks. I know Van's aircraft is...
Forum: Job Board 10-02-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By AX-O
Reading is fundinental. Guess i should try to do...

Reading is fundinental. Guess i should try to do a better job at that.
Forum: RV-4 10-02-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By AX-O
Can you post a pic? Is the flat area on the...

Can you post a pic? Is the flat area on the cowling or the "airbox".

Nothing is too difficult to change. But it may require re-painting.
Forum: Job Board 10-02-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,686
Posted By AX-O
I would take an RV builder feedback over some of...

I would take an RV builder feedback over some of the A&Ps out there. A&P designation does not necessarily mean that they know the intricacie sof the RV-4 design over a almost 40 year history.

Maybe...
Forum: RV-4 10-02-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,212
Posted By AX-O
Can you be a little more specific? Carb or fuel...

Can you be a little more specific? Carb or fuel injection? Vertical or horizontal induction? What does the "newer style snorkel" look like?

What do you consider old? The early RV-4 did not have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,924
Posted By AX-O
Not even close to the turbulance/wake created by...

Not even close to the turbulance/wake created by aircraft in front of you. The wing vortex coming off the plane in front of you rolls you to the left into the dirt. The only way out of it is to...
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