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Forum: GPS 09-12-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By Pittsartist
Slight thread drift, but there seems to be some...

Slight thread drift, but there seems to be some people who know such things around

I once asked why my GPS always cut out when doing aerobatics ?

.... "thats because the GPS system is deigned to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-21-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Pittsartist
The sequence flown for UK RV events is shown on...

The sequence flown for UK RV events is shown on the results at the bottom of the linked page (just click on the "known" score). Pilots can nominate to omit either the first or last manouver (the idea...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Pittsartist
It's catching ! .. here's the UK version...

It's catching !

.. here's the UK version :)

https://www.aerobatics.org.uk/contest/result/142
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-20-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By Pittsartist
'6 Aerobatics

Never let it be said that a '6 is anything less than a capable aerobat :D

https://www.aerobatics.org.uk/contest/result/142
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-03-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,294
Posted By Pittsartist
Here's mine - not very artistic, just snapshots...

Here's mine - not very artistic, just snapshots of things that interested me.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/115470196@N06/
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-11-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,387
Posted By Pittsartist
Here's my aircraft - I0-320 with Vetterman x...

Here's my aircraft - I0-320 with Vetterman x over. (the centre pipe is the Christian "overboard" pipe)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1822/41529042760_9a4a98bb06_k.jpg...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-11-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By Pittsartist
RV Formation Photoshoot from Friday 6th over Rutland

Here's a few of the better shots from our formation photoshoot last Friday. "Blue" is an RV-7 built by Tom Bootyman that started flying earlier this year. "Orange" is my own RV-6. We departed...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-21-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 582
Posted By Pittsartist
Last Friday nights fly in .....

A evening fly in at Rectory Farm near Newark, England.

(Spot the owners RV-7 ?. Thats about as RV related as I can make it)

Anyway, hopefully the video conveys the "vibe" - we had a great time .......
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-04-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pittsartist
I've made lots of films over the years - there's...

I've made lots of films over the years - there's currently 9 camera mounts on my Pitts and 10 on my RV.

If I had to choose only one for producing the most consistently interesting footage it would...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 79,449
Posted By Pittsartist
You might find it's worth screwing a couple of...

You might find it's worth screwing a couple of bits of wood to your table to hold the sides of the canopy in - once you cut the flat section excess off at the front they get quite floppy, even more...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,466
Posted By Pittsartist
Wrap some gorilla tape around your fingers glue...

Wrap some gorilla tape around your fingers glue outwards, put it on the canopy adhesive and wait a second or two then quickly pull it off.

No solvents and no scratches from rubbing - worked superbly...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-23-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,619
Posted By Pittsartist
Yes - They always seem to do that. The RV...

Yes - They always seem to do that. The RV tailwheel is the second one on the aeroplane both the stock vans one and the Lightweight one spin in every video I have of them. Same on my Pitts.

For what...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,284
Posted By Pittsartist
I have 2 of the "Wolverine" type - both work...

I have 2 of the "Wolverine" type - both work really well.

The main reason for posting is to say I have a WiFi socket attached to them. I can set them off with my cell phone from anywhere, I've set...
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,984
Posted By Pittsartist
I chased cold drafts around my '6 for several...

I chased cold drafts around my '6 for several months before fitting the boots - they made more difference than everything else I'd tried put together ... and I'd tried a lot of stuff :D.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-30-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,619
Posted By Pittsartist
Talking OK, you got me - but there's only 13 hours of...

OK, you got me - but there's only 13 hours of 2017 left to go if you live in Samoa or Christmas Island/Kiribati
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-30-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,619
Posted By Pittsartist
2017 ?. .... That's so last year :) Happy (and...

2017 ?.

.... That's so last year :)

Happy (and safe) New Year everyone !

Incidentally, Just bought my Ticket for Oshkosh 2018 - looking forward to it already !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,239
Posted By Pittsartist
Wolverine Sump heater pad - the Orange ones,...

Wolverine Sump heater pad - the Orange ones, about £80 on UK ebay. (But DONT trim them or it will destroy it .... ask me how I know !)

Then I have a "Cellphone" Mains socket adapter, you send an SMS...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-01-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,619
Posted By Pittsartist
Time Flys 2017 - An aviators video yearbook

Season's greetings everyone.

Here's my 2017 video diary (the 6th one ...... time truly does fly !)

A fairly ecclectic mix of aeroplanes, but there's more than a pinch of 'RV in there - not least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By Pittsartist
Skybolt cowl fasteners Self locking pins on...

Skybolt cowl fasteners

Self locking pins on slider canopy to allow quick removal

Sikaflex canopy fitting

"Double" instrument panel (fit one, cut windows in it and then plate nut another onto it in...
Forum: Interiors 10-25-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 626
Posted By Pittsartist
Custom moulded stick grips

Here's a nice idea - "made to measure" stick grip anyone ?.

Just bought some for my Pitts - from memory the RV 6 sticks are 7/8" tube as well.

https://www.gewok.co.uk/blog/2016-09-21/getting-a-grip
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,717
Posted By Pittsartist
I've had good results on this sort of problem by...

I've had good results on this sort of problem by wrapping Gaffer (Gorilla) tape around 4 fingers inside out (adhesive outwards) and then using the adhesive to pull remaining goo off the part to be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,295
Posted By Pittsartist
When I first started flying my RV-6 I was...

When I first started flying my RV-6 I was surprised to find that applying FULL aileron produces buffeting from the Ailerons and that at best the roll rate is only the same as at about 80% deflection...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By Pittsartist
Hi Mike I think I'll dedicate the film to the...

Hi Mike

I think I'll dedicate the film to the memory of Peter Sallis (The voice of Wallace) who died recently. Proper "Yorkshire" chap - even though he was actually born in Twickenham.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-06-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By Pittsartist
"The River" ... filming with an RV

Here's my latest film, Made with a combination of boats, drones ,,,, and an RV-6

Hope you like it :)

http://vimeo.com/220531559
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,388
Posted By Pittsartist
I messed around for ages trying to deal with this...

I messed around for ages trying to deal with this on my cowls - then I finally decided to just grind a slit all around the bit of the cowl just behind the spinner. Made a 5/16 thick ply ring and...
Forum: Propellers 05-24-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,314
Posted By Pittsartist
I'm a fan of prop balancing too - But of course...

I'm a fan of prop balancing too - But of course it all depends on how in or out of balance you are in the first place.

Here's a tip - If you have an Iphone have a look for "vibration" apps on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By Pittsartist
3m Model RV-4 video article

I came across this yesterday - worth a quick look if you are interested in such things. Methinks it looks very realistic in flight, probably due to the large scale.

I'd kill for the power to weight...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
Yes - all fits ok with no mods to the cowl (Phew...

Yes - all fits ok with no mods to the cowl (Phew !)
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
Hi Bob, The gussets are from drawings often...

Hi Bob,

The gussets are from drawings often referred to as the "Netherthorpe mod" here in England. It's an LAA "Repeat mod" first done on G-ODEE in 2004. It seems almost every UK aircraft I look at...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-14-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
All finished and test flown, so far so good. As...

All finished and test flown, so far so good.

As mentioned before, I'd estimate about 50 hours work all told - although this did include a few small "incidental" jobs as well.

The only real snag...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-12-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
I'd found that Dye penetrant testing on mine was...

I'd found that Dye penetrant testing on mine was really the only way to be absolutely certain. The kit cost 36 .... no doubt I'll be using it again in the future some time.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-12-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
I'm just home after finishing my repair. I've...

I'm just home after finishing my repair.

I've spent 24 of the last 48 hours working on it. It was welded for me Friday, Painted friday night and then all day Saturday and Sunday to re assemble and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-08-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
Ah !. I did not know that ..... just having vivid...

Ah !. I did not know that ..... just having vivid thoughts of pieces of missing crankcase.

"Every days a school day", or so the saying goes ......
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-08-2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
Hi Pete. That's Prophetic ....... the mount...

Hi Pete. That's Prophetic ....... the mount arrived with Mark yesterday :D

All the best, Richard
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-08-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
I only have one (auto) engine hoist so - Empty...

I only have one (auto) engine hoist so
- Empty fuel and any other "easy" bits of weight
- Lift the whole aircraft using the engine lift ring so the main gear is just off the ground
- fit the lashing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-07-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,837
Posted By Pittsartist
Engine Mount cracked

"Every picture tells a story" or so the saying goes.

........... So here's my little story.

Spotted at the 2nd annual from new, 116 hours total logged, Almost all flying off grass strips (in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,392
Posted By Pittsartist
Here's some thoughts I have Bose A20's in my RV...

Here's some thoughts

I have Bose A20's in my RV - they work great and are very light and comfortable to wear. The batteries last ages BUT if the go flat the "passive" is a lot less than say H10...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-07-2017, 02:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,470
Posted By Pittsartist
LiFePo and Pmags

I'd not seen this thread until today - just been having a read through and comparing with my own experiences.

I Fitted a LiFePo battery to my Pitts in 2013. (The Pitts is IO 0-360 / Injected with 2...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-23-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pittsartist
Some idiot did not tighten the dipstick properly...

Some idiot did not tighten the dipstick properly .......... you only do this once as it takes 3 days to strip, clean and reassemble the aeroplane afterwards :o

Shoes and jeans went in the bin.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-23-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,642
Posted By Pittsartist
Time Flys 2016 - an aviators yearbook.

http://vimeo.com/192793454
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By Pittsartist
RV Aerobatic event in England last weekend - report and photos.

https://www.aerobatics.org.uk/contest/result/115

Here's the sequence card for the event - UK "Club" level difficulty.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8302/29165481496_543a031ffd_z.jpg...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-08-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,730
Posted By Pittsartist
Oversize Tyres ?

I operate from a grass strip here in England that is prone to getting soft in the winter months. At the moment my aircraft has completely stock wheels (Cleveland 500x5) and stock Vans wheel...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,328
Posted By Pittsartist
I made a trim tab from 1/4" clear lexan milled...

I made a trim tab from 1/4" clear lexan milled into a wedge shape about 1 1/2" wide. I adjusted by simply reducing it in overall length gradually (whilst secured with duct tape) and then when I was...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-12-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,123
Posted By Pittsartist
Thanks Vlad. 3 off Gopro Hero 2's (set 30 fps /...

Thanks Vlad.

3 off Gopro Hero 2's (set 30 fps / wide / 1080p), A DJI Phantom 3 Drone, and a Sony HDR-AZ1

Cameras were on Gopro "surf" sticky mounts (the white ones) at the base of the tail wheel...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-11-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,123
Posted By Pittsartist
Hi Mark, Mostly correct. The "shoreline" sands...

Hi Mark,

Mostly correct. The "shoreline" sands are along the coast of North Norfolk (hence the swoops to above 500' for the bird sanctuaries). The sand bars appear at low tide about 3/4 mile...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-10-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,123
Posted By Pittsartist
Follow the Sun. An RV adventure in England

Some film from my first two outings to the coast this spring.

http://vimeo.com/165942430

Hope you like it !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,975
Posted By Pittsartist
Softie wedge. RV-6 / Slider. I remove the...

Softie wedge. RV-6 / Slider.

I remove the seatback cushion and fit a 1/2" thick "Gym Mat" in its place to create some friction (the nylon chute container slides around otherwise).

From what I've...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-04-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,816
Posted By Pittsartist
My steelwork was bare on arrival in the kit...

My steelwork was bare on arrival in the kit (which had stood for 16 years before I started). I prepped with 230 grit wet and dry, cleaned with acetone and then primed within the hour. From memory I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-04-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,816
Posted By Pittsartist
Black's fine for me - It's actually a black epoxy...

Black's fine for me - It's actually a black epoxy etch primer that's slightly "satin" in finish similar to the Sika (so its less critical to have perfect sika lines).

I also thought the Sika would...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-31-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By Pittsartist
My friend Kevin was the cameraman. All the...

My friend Kevin was the cameraman. All the airborne stuff was from the RV shot through the canopy - Canon 7D / 70-200 I/S lens.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,357
Posted By Pittsartist
Sad to report I've had to abandon the idea and...

Sad to report I've had to abandon the idea and just buy a "normal" house instead.

Airstrip no 1 (as described) lost despite offering asking price to another bidder who wanted to buy the house, bit...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-31-2016, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,343
Posted By Pittsartist
Spring's HERE at last ! - Trip to the Seaside

A 3 ship formation outing to North Norfolk. Sunshine at last !

https://flic.kr/s/aHskxufSzT
Forum: RV-4 03-01-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,173
Posted By Pittsartist
My - 6 is 10 months / 60 hours from brand new -...

My - 6 is 10 months / 60 hours from brand new - about 10 of which were aerobatics. I decided to to the 1st annual at 10 months just to fully check it all sooner rather than later.

Without looking...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-29-2016, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,357
Posted By Pittsartist
Thanks for all the replies people. Taking it all...

Thanks for all the replies people. Taking it all on board I suppose it boils down to how small a margin for error you are willing to accept.

I have now made an offer for the farm and if it gets...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-24-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,357
Posted By Pittsartist
How much runway do you need ?.

I'm getting really interested in buying a Farm that's for sale near where I live. Basically, I'm planning to use a grain store as a hangar and put in a new grass runway.

The details will be

-...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-05-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,480
Posted By Pittsartist
Managed to get some photos of my lock - here it is.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1502/24540985830_58a1c3dd13_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DoAY6m)IMG_2058 (https://flic.kr/p/DoAY6m) by WIGY TV (https://www.flickr.com/photos/115470196@N06/), on...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,480
Posted By Pittsartist
I'm really frustrated I cannot find a photo of...

I'm really frustrated I cannot find a photo of the exact Pip Pin I used.

Anyway, here's an Idea for an alternative.

Basically use a "T" handle type that is widely available and make a locking...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,480
Posted By Pittsartist
This is much the same idea. The one I have has a...

This is much the same idea. The one I have has a rectangular steel folding section rather than a lifting ring like the one you found. On mine It's not there for lifting - more for leverage to rotate...
Forum: Photography 01-29-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,239
Posted By Pittsartist
Hi Geoff, I'm quite heavily into making flying...

Hi Geoff,

I'm quite heavily into making flying videos. If you follow this link you can see some of the stuff I've done so far. Basically, I use Gopro Hero 2's for all the external cameras (I have 4...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-26-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,480
Posted By Pittsartist
I've made a lock of sorts as follows 1) Drill...

I've made a lock of sorts as follows

1) Drill 3/16" hole into center slider track just at rear of canopy skirt
2) Buy a 3/16" dia "Pip Pin" with a fold over lug above the release button (difficult...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-07-2016, 02:16 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 82,708
Posted By Pittsartist
Nice idea. Just one comment - I've been doing...

Nice idea.

Just one comment - I've been doing similar things with Hero 2 housings on my Pitts for a few years. So far I've found 3 cracked housings (and lost one camera). What can happen is that a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,940
Posted By Pittsartist
Hi David. Here's an extract from the UK Light...

Hi David.

Here's an extract from the UK Light Aircraft Associations technical guidelines on fuel.

"With these engines, many of which were originally produced many decades ago, there have
been a...
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