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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,784
Posted By Sid Lambert
Nice to meet you Jerry. We were the Georgia boys...

Nice to meet you Jerry. We were the Georgia boys you met at the HBHQ on Monday before the social.

It was my first time at HBC. It was better than expected and now my preferred place. We usually...
Forum: RV-4 07-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,895
Posted By Sid Lambert
Catto gives good all around performance and is...

Catto gives good all around performance and is smooth. Sensenich metal gives good cruise performance but has RPM restrictions and can be rough.

That is the only 2 I've run on my -4. I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,082
Posted By Sid Lambert
We took 4 bottles of water and refilled them at...

We took 4 bottles of water and refilled them at every water fountain except the one at the south tram transfer. That water was horrible. Tasted like someone bled in it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 25,435
Posted By Sid Lambert
Thanks to everyone who put this on. It was my...

Thanks to everyone who put this on. It was my first and I had fun catching up with RV folks.

I guess I drank all the Bells because it ran out first on the trailer I was near.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-22-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,972
Posted By Sid Lambert
I was stuck behind a flight of 8 Ercoupes on 27....

I was stuck behind a flight of 8 Ercoupes on 27. I was told to follow them. The controller repeatedly told them to pick up the pace and keep it tight. We ended up going past the shoreline on base....
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-17-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,517
Posted By Sid Lambert
You need to find a friend that knows RVs. No way...

You need to find a friend that knows RVs. No way would I fly an RV with 1/2" of slop in the elevator. If I feel a 'top top' in the elevator I find the problem before flight. An A&P isn't an...
Forum: RV-4 07-17-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By Sid Lambert
Interesting. At about 200 MPH mine starts to cave...

Interesting. At about 200 MPH mine starts to cave in on the top between the baffle and piano hinge. Think right above the oil filter.

I have screws where the cowl attaches to the checks and they...
Forum: Safety 07-15-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 63,073
Posted By Sid Lambert
And please remember to descend and slow before...

And please remember to descend and slow before RIPON. NOT AFTER!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By Sid Lambert
GRT SX and Dual XGPS170

I have a hub on order but has anyone hooked the 170 directly to the GRT and managed to get it to communicate? The USB counter never moved when I tried. I think I have it all setup correctly.
Forum: Safety 07-14-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,029
Posted By Sid Lambert
Perfect. Part B is what I needed to know... Thank...

Perfect. Part B is what I needed to know... Thank you.
Forum: Safety 07-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,029
Posted By Sid Lambert
Is this true? I thought the registration was the...

Is this true? I thought the registration was the only thing needed to be visible from outside the aircraft...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-07-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,308
Posted By Sid Lambert
I'd start off by trying to verify 65%.. If you...

I'd start off by trying to verify 65%..

If you go to 8000' density altitude and run wide open that should be around 75%. Get your true air speed from that using the GPS. If you only gain 5 kts true...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-07-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,308
Posted By Sid Lambert
Vans wants a small amount of down elevator in...

Vans wants a small amount of down elevator in cruise. I think I read that his theory is that it maintains a load on the elevator system and reduces the chance of inducing flutter. Some guy remove all...
Forum: RV-4 07-06-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By Sid Lambert
I seatbelt the stick and use the extra rope on...

I seatbelt the stick and use the extra rope on the tail to tie the rudder against the stop. I figure I can't leave it on and go anywhere.
Forum: RV-4 07-04-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,161
Posted By Sid Lambert
I read this thread and then went and made 2 of...

I read this thread and then went and made 2 of the worst landings I've ever made in the -4. Just practice and find what works for you!
Forum: Safety 07-04-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,642
Posted By Sid Lambert
I had one pop out on the bottom of a loop. It...

I had one pop out on the bottom of a loop. It will get your attention for sure.
Forum: Formation Flying 06-30-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,216
Posted By Sid Lambert
Funny! Being down in Atlanta I didn't even notice...

Funny! Being down in Atlanta I didn't even notice the play on words in the title. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Sid Lambert
You install the magnatometer at the same angle as...

You install the magnatometer at the same angle as the EFIS. You can change the display to be 0" in level flight from within the menu.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,306
Posted By Sid Lambert
It looks like he used pliers to try to take that...

It looks like he used pliers to try to take that male threaded piece out. I hope he didn't do that damage on the engine adaptor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,790
Posted By Sid Lambert
66S in northern Idaho for a camping overnight or...

66S in northern Idaho for a camping overnight or lunch stop. No fuel. It also has great access to an easy route back through the Rockies where you don't really have to go above 8000' to pass. I think...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,433
Posted By Sid Lambert
So that means the RV-4s fly much better than the...

So that means the RV-4s fly much better than the F-18. Very cool. :)
Forum: Southeast 06-24-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,665
Posted By Sid Lambert
The have a good Sunday brunch as well. Plan to...

The have a good Sunday brunch as well. Plan to land VERY short and uphill for the best experience.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-22-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Sid Lambert
I just ran a little $2.00 microphone to my ear...

I just ran a little $2.00 microphone to my ear cup on the headset. The camera hears what I hear.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,476
Posted By Sid Lambert
Do you inverted oil? I have personally never run...

Do you inverted oil? I have personally never run a TBI but I've never heard good things about them. Some Pitts guys run them because the are cheap but go to fuel injection as soon as they can.
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,394
Posted By Sid Lambert
Any chance of this bird making it to OSH?

Any chance of this bird making it to OSH?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,931
Posted By Sid Lambert
Jealous of you guys. I want to spend a week at...

Jealous of you guys. I want to spend a week at Cavanaugh Bay so bad. Hands down the best place I've ever been in my RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,100
Posted By Sid Lambert
I missed that part and agree. Your engine has...

I missed that part and agree. Your engine has been run-in. You just need to run it once to make sure you have no leaks or operational issues and then fly it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,100
Posted By Sid Lambert
As far as I'm concerned this is the definitive...

As far as I'm concerned this is the definitive run-in/break-in schedule from Mahlon...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=768808&postcount=6

Hope this helps!This is how I would do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,838
Posted By Sid Lambert
I PM'd you.

I PM'd you.
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,030
Posted By Sid Lambert
It's the high priced IO-360 angle valve not the...

It's the high priced IO-360 angle valve not the IO-390. At first I had no idea why they came out with this but now I'm seriously thinking it could be my next airplane. I'll have to try it on at OSH.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,838
Posted By Sid Lambert
The underwriter (AIG) is going to total anything...

The underwriter (AIG) is going to total anything like this because of the liability. If they pay to have it fixed and the wing falls off due to corrosion then it's on them. If you buy it from a...
Forum: Safety 06-12-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,313
Posted By Sid Lambert
My guess is you don't have a Rocket or RV-4. It...

My guess is you don't have a Rocket or RV-4. It will never close in flight because it won't be there.
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,717
Posted By Sid Lambert
Classic old-school builder thing to do.

Classic old-school builder thing to do.
Forum: RV-4 06-10-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,329
Posted By Sid Lambert
I used to practice spins and could do a 3 turn...

I used to practice spins and could do a 3 turn fairly well in the -4. The 1-1.5 was tough for sure. I found it comes out better with full aft stick and then opposite rudder. If you push the stick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By Sid Lambert
Cylinder wrenches work great.

Cylinder wrenches work great.
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By Sid Lambert
Nope. Mine is cracked where the spring on the...

Nope. Mine is cracked where the spring on the latch goes through. Been that way for 1000 hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,061
Posted By Sid Lambert
I used to have a fuel pump On warning light. When...

I used to have a fuel pump On warning light. When it was on at night you couldn't see out at all. Just a red glow in every direction.

My new panel and wiring omitted that 'feature'.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,262
Posted By Sid Lambert
I'm about to do a 500 hour on my first run...

I'm about to do a 500 hour on my first run impulse coupled slick. I've done it before and it's not too bad to inspect everything yourself.

If it's impulse then pay special attention to the rivets in...
Forum: Southeast 05-08-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By Sid Lambert
ROMA Cylinder Services?

My engine guy suggested them but I can't find them online. Does anyone have their contact info?

If not, does anyone recommend a cylinder overhauler in the southeast that can do CermiNil?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,027
Posted By Sid Lambert
No problem. Just get decent training and you'll...

No problem. Just get decent training and you'll be fine. I had about 7 hours of tail dragger time and maybe 170 total when I started flying the -4.

RV's are the 172 of tail draggers. They can bite...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,818
Posted By Sid Lambert
One thing to remember is if you are using a...

One thing to remember is if you are using a automotive style alternator, flipping the alt switch 'off' once it has been excited you aren't turning anything 'off'. To turn it 'off' in flight you have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By Sid Lambert
Balancing CHTs

I'm trying to fine tune my engine now that it's all back together.

My #1 is about 50 degrees cooler than the other 3. It has a 3" dam in front of the wide part of the cylinder and a 1.5" dam on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,794
Posted By Sid Lambert
Mag Timing Housing ( MTH )

Mag Timing Housing ( MTH )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,098
Posted By Sid Lambert
Another tip is to make sure whatever you're...

Another tip is to make sure whatever you're working on is stationary. Clamped down in this case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,098
Posted By Sid Lambert
When the head bends over and the rivet is the...

When the head bends over and the rivet is the correct length that simply means the squeezer wasn't straight.

If I use a very long yoke on my Tatco I notice it bends and can cause this, especially on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,174
Posted By Sid Lambert
WOW. I never figured an RV tail would take that...

WOW. I never figured an RV tail would take that and still fly. Great job getting it down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,174
Posted By Sid Lambert
I'd love to see a picture of the tail on the -8...

I'd love to see a picture of the tail on the -8 but I'm sure that will be suppressed.
Forum: RV-4 03-24-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By Sid Lambert
Perfect. Thank you sir.

Perfect. Thank you sir.
Forum: RV-4 03-24-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 803
Posted By Sid Lambert
Wing attach hardware

Can anyone verify the hardware required to attach the rear wing spar to the fuselage carry-through on the -4?

I think its AN5-10 and a AN310-5 nut.

I can't find it in the plans.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-20-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,922
Posted By Sid Lambert
I made a pre-oiler from PVC pipe, some fittings...

I made a pre-oiler from PVC pipe, some fittings and clear hose.

Essentially it was a 3" by 5' piece of pipe. The top had a compressed air fitting and the bottom had a ball valve hooked to clear...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-19-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,922
Posted By Sid Lambert
Sid, in the case of a run-in but not broken-in...

Sid, in the case of a run-in but not broken-in engine I would do this...

Start engine with aircraft tied down. Run for 3 minutes at 1000 RPM or less. Check for charging. Adjust idle. Do not get the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,217
Posted By Sid Lambert
Something to keep in mind is that most times the...

Something to keep in mind is that most times the throttle and mixture movement are not linear.

Moving a throttle back 1 inch or so may only be 1/4"-1/2" on the carb. Same for mixture. It's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By Sid Lambert
One day we won't even have to look out that pesky...

One day we won't even have to look out that pesky window again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,847
Posted By Sid Lambert
I always put the gas cap in front of the tire as...

I always put the gas cap in front of the tire as a chock when fueling. That way I can't go forward if I forget and they can't roll down the wing.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,774
Posted By Sid Lambert
He looked like he was just behind the airplane....

He looked like he was just behind the airplane. He probably should have gone around or setup for a 3 point after that second bounce. We've all made bad landings in the RV.

A wood prop RV-6 lands...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-28-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,345
Posted By Sid Lambert
^i This is how my notepad.exe files always look....

^i This is how my notepad.exe files always look. :wq

:%s/^M^V//g


:) I love being a nerd.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-26-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Sid Lambert
I think Mike means the Pre-prepunched kits. :) I...

I think Mike means the Pre-prepunched kits. :) I agree though, have an old school builder look at the work to make sure it's good.

The -6 will likely be a great buy for the right person. Same...
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,698
Posted By Sid Lambert
This is just anew tail on an aircraft with 1000...

This is just anew tail on an aircraft with 1000 hours. CG is fine and the battery is on the engine mount.

Before the tips were about an inch above now slightly more.

Al, that is perfect info. So...
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,698
Posted By Sid Lambert
Ok guys it's time to address the HS needing to be...

Ok guys it's time to address the HS needing to be shimmed.

Does anyone have a rough idea of shim thickness to elevator trail ratio? If I add 1/4" shim will that produce 1" elevator trail change? I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,572
Posted By Sid Lambert
In a -9? I doubt you could ever do it...

In a -9? I doubt you could ever do it unintentionally. You need specific airspeed, specific power, specific rudder and specific stick inputs. In a -9 you'd never really be in those situations since...
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By Sid Lambert
The RV-4 is a horrible airplane for aerobatic...

The RV-4 is a horrible airplane for aerobatic instruction. You'd both have to be jockey sized for the CG/W&B to work out and it's kind of slick if you screw it up.

The idea behind aerobatic...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,332
Posted By Sid Lambert
Looks like a Vetterman from the Pics. Call them,...

Looks like a Vetterman from the Pics. Call them, they are great help but he will scold you about not using Moose Milk.
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