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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Steve Barnes
MAGNETO REBUILDS

Ive used The Velocity Shop in El Reno OK for over 10 years now.

Ted Van Laningham is a one man shop and has been doing this for many years. Ted's cell (405)413 4972
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-22-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Steve Barnes
Different dimensions

The RV4 and RV6 horizontal stabalizers are different dimensions.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,543
Posted By Steve Barnes
26 gallon tanks on my RV6

I wanted a little extra range so I got some 6' tank skins from John Harmon (don't know if he makes them anymore) I then cut them back so I had one extra bay.

I did several structural changes to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By Steve Barnes
Oval holes

Large oval holes will make access a lot easier.

Steve
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-05-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Steve Barnes
Chief aircraft

I believe Chief has exactly the same instruments without the RV logo on them.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By Steve Barnes
Indexing

Fairings Etc's. upper gear leg fairings index Van's gear leg fairings so no strings and plum bobs.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,934
Posted By Steve Barnes
Wow Fast Progress on the repairs

If F6 isn't too badly bent you may be able to just leave in place and tweak it a bit. It is pretty flimsy before installed and the aft baggage compartment panels hold it in shape.

Steve
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,253
Posted By Steve Barnes
A bit of advice.

If someone offers you a used canopy don't buy it. Each canopy is specific to the RV4 it was built to. To modify a used one may take you more time than building a new one. Also you probably won't...
Forum: California 09-04-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By Steve Barnes
They are all over your area.

There are a few at Gnoss, Sonoma sky Park, Petaluma and a bunch in Santa Rosa.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Steve Barnes
RV 10 fairings

Fairings-Etc does make fairings for the 10

Steve
Forum: RV-4 07-07-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,674
Posted By Steve Barnes
W&B RV4

My RV4 was 980# 0320 and CS up front. Plane sold and don't have my W&B numbers anymore. I could carry a 220# passenger, no luggage and I was fine. When I added a CS prop to the plane it changed...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By Steve Barnes
Try VAF front page

Try VAF's TFR site. Eight show up in CO.
Forum: Tools 06-22-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,780
Posted By Steve Barnes
Buget buys

If you are on a budget then just put a list on VAF of what you need, especially the big items. Quite often I see DRDT-2's on here at a bargan price.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By Steve Barnes
Cut and slice

Robin, I am RV Bits main competitor. From the looks of it you can cut the sleeve around the gear leg up a little and it will slide back a little. you may have to trim back a little where it goes...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,588
Posted By Steve Barnes
Carls right

The only thing that people are intimidated with is application if sealant and riveting it together.
My recommendation would be to do all the metal work and fitting it all together. Find a local...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By Steve Barnes
Valve Guides

Dave is referring to worn valve guides that allow excess oil through. I believe that your oil consumption is at the lower end of Lyc's acceptable range for oil consumption but still OK.

Steve
Forum: California 03-19-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 713
Posted By Steve Barnes
Broker in Sacramento

Try Jim Hogan in Sacramento. I know that he has experience pricing and selling experimentals. Jim Hogan (916) 849-1447
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,634
Posted By Steve Barnes
Talking Happy with mine

I have the 6 cyl version. I can run a lot more leaner. To kill the engine I have to pull the mixture out noticeably further.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Steve Barnes
Had the same problem see Lyc service instructions 1462A

I have an IO 540 C4B5 on my RV. Type of Lyc shouldn't make a difference.
I had 3000 RPM's overspeeds at full RPM's and fluctuations at lower RPM's.

The steps I took to remedy the problem.

...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-08-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By Steve Barnes
Thanks Dan

It leans noticeably more and stays smooth. To kill the engine I hace to pull the mixture quite a bit more. Surefly is not a magic bullet. It just does what the other high quality electronic...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Steve Barnes
Ditto

Dame experience as Walt and Scott. Just don't tighten more than spec.

Steve
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-08-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,633
Posted By Steve Barnes
I have one on my 6 cylinder Lyc.

All good! If I installed a couple more I could completely install one complete in 30 minutes. Just remove the plug wire back plate from your Slick. Install Shurefly as you would a magneto. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Steve Barnes
Some of the same symptions different brand

Mine would stop all together then work perfectly, then fluctuate, then work perfectly again (not in that order) Replaced with a good serviceable used unit. It seems to work OK, just needs...
Forum: RV-4 01-30-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By Steve Barnes
Mixing and matching fairings

I know that fairings Etc's lower fairings for a 6/7/9 will fit a 4. The 4 has a unique fit and upper fairings will not work. Fairings Etc has a specific fairing for the upper.

Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Steve Barnes
Oxy

Does your scuba store sell oxy? I thought they just used compressed air. Medical or welding oxy work. I use welding oxy and had the welding shop make up the adapter or you can buy on line. The...
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By Steve Barnes
Post an RV4 kit wanted on VAF

You are likely to stir up a few people who have had a kit around for years. Good way to determine market price or find a better deal. Steve
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By Steve Barnes
Wing root fairings

I manufacture them and would never tell any one that there is a speed increase. If there is it would be so minute that it would be hard to measure. Most that order and install them do it because it...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-11-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By Steve Barnes
?

Sounds great when is it?:confused:
Forum: RV-3 10-05-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,634
Posted By Steve Barnes
Questions

:confused:So how much do you want for the project and how long do you think it will take to get it flying?:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,113
Posted By Steve Barnes
I have a one acre vacant lot for sale

This lot is listed with Steve Chain (airpark specialist) www.chainrealestate.net

This lot has lots of trees, and eucalyptus trees too to make you feel at home.
1.01 acre with septic, and well. I...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Steve Barnes
Thumbs up Suggestion before painting

When painting the tanks on the wing, remove all the perimeter attach screws. Leave just a few screws set high to make sure tank doesn't slide off then paint wing. Take a bunch of #8 tank screws,...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Steve Barnes
WARNING, VERY EXPENSIVE RIDE!

Demo rides have been known to cost many many thousands of dollars. It varies, but I have known pilots that spent well over $100,000 as a result of one innocent demo ride. I only bring this up...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-15-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,305
Posted By Steve Barnes
Peach Springs/Grand Cavern Caverns AZ

There is an air strip right on Rt 66 near Peach Springs and the Grand Canyon Caverns
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,141
Posted By Steve Barnes
Thumbs up ENVY!!

Would love to do an adventure like that. Thank You Mark for the update.

Steve
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By Steve Barnes
Very similar to each other

There MAY be a difference in fuel pump types and slightly different type magneto.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By Steve Barnes
Thumbs up Bringing her back?

Would this be a trip from UK to California?

Steve
Forum: Rocket 06-05-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By Steve Barnes
Rocket gear leg fairings

I have Vans fiberglass fairings on my titanium Rocket legs. Worked perfect for 1250 hours and may get another 1250 hours out of them. The trick is to overlap in the middle (telescoping) like the...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,783
Posted By Steve Barnes
RPM's

I wonder how many RPM's the engine turned.
Forum: RV-4 04-16-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,948
Posted By Steve Barnes
Larger tanks can be done. Done over 15 years ago

I forget exactly how I did it. I remember partially deconstructing the Phlogiston spar (drilling out the big rivets adding an additional flange and reriveting) Also added some little square blocks...
Forum: California 04-16-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Steve Barnes
Try Rolf in Petaluma

Everybody at Petaluma knows Rolf U. He has done quite a few condition inspections as well as built his own RV6. He is thorough.

Steve
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,116
Posted By Steve Barnes
A one time fix

Give them another slight squeeze. I know A&P's that use this fix on certified aircraft. If they continue getting loose after that they need to be replaced. Steve
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By Steve Barnes
Taper pin

I have used taper pins. Requires a special drill and hold very tight.

Steve
Forum: Northwest 04-12-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By Steve Barnes
Reconsider A&P

Yogi there are many qualified A&P's to inspect an experimental, but they need to either have built one or more, or have had previous experience with home builts. A qualified builder recognized in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,692
Posted By Steve Barnes
I have nearly an identical set up.

I have a 3" scat to cooler. On hot days my oil was getting a little warm (not as hot as yours). On my fiberglass plenum (very similar to yours) I left a flat area big enough to attach a 2" scat in...
Forum: California 03-10-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,471
Posted By Steve Barnes
Note old style wheel pants on Mark Albery's 4

Mark has the old style robust wheel pants (suitable for gravel strips). Don't go in to Gravelly Valley or Chicken Strip with the new style pressure recovery pants. They will break. Don't ask me...
Forum: California 03-10-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,471
Posted By Steve Barnes
Lake Pillsbury

It is long and gravel. Target practice on one end and boating on the other.

Eastern CA try saline Valley "The Chicken Strip" a bit more challenging. I've taken a C-150 and an RV4 in there with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,519
Posted By Steve Barnes
Lycon of Visalia

They have built 100's of regular and high performance engines for years.
Forum: California 03-06-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,542
Posted By Steve Barnes
Like Mike says but...

See if you can add a little vacuum to it. 1/2 psi not the full brunt of a shop vac.
Forum: California 03-05-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,238
Posted By Steve Barnes
Cool Keeping our fingers crossed in NORCAL

So far it looks like rain here on Sat. We got rained out last year too. If the forecast changes for the good we will be there.

Steve
Forum: Rocket 03-05-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,354
Posted By Steve Barnes
I have a RV8 empennage fairing on my Super Six too

When I built my Super Six (sister ship to bob Mills) I had an unused RV 8 empennage and installed it during the build. Has worked perfect for 1250 hours. I not sure if Bob has an RV 7 or 8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,287
Posted By Steve Barnes
Talking Flutter demonstration (under laboratory conditions)

Take a piece of regular paper
Cut it 1/2" wide +- and about 4"+ long
Once the strip of paper is cut hold it between your thumb and first finger
Blow hard across the top of the paper

THAT MY FRIEND...
Forum: RV-12 02-10-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,699
Posted By Steve Barnes
Check out Wing Waxers in Big Bear

He is reasonable and experienced.

Richard Todd, Wing Waxers (909) 585-2173
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,749
Posted By Steve Barnes
Angle of attack

On a perfect three point landing with longer gear legs, the wing has a higher angle of attack which in my case equated to more lift.
Forum: RV-4 02-06-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,749
Posted By Steve Barnes
I had both on my 4

When I converted to long gear for a CS prop the plane was harder to land. Just a little increase of AOA on a 3 point landing made it want to fly again when I eased back on the stick. If I waited a...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-27-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,591
Posted By Steve Barnes
Heat the clay

Gil,I have done this many times and in the cold too. Heat the clay up first by leaving in the house overnight. I use a heat gun when needed and also heat regular eating spoons and use both sides...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,982
Posted By Steve Barnes
100 low lead

I've taken mine to the airport and filled them with blue 100 LL and look for blue spots. Tilt the tank in such a way that all the inside surfaces are wetted then leave for a few days. After finding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By Steve Barnes
That may have been me.

Steve Barnes (707) 972-3582 See your PM's
Forum: Northeast 01-10-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,073
Posted By Steve Barnes
**** of a deal

Like giving away $1000, just come and get it.
Forum: Northeast 01-09-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,073
Posted By Steve Barnes
Not Plug and Play

Each RV4 canopy is uniquely different and will not fit right on your plane. If you are in the middle of your build you may be able to build your plane to a foreign canopy. It will be more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,608
Posted By Steve Barnes
I've done several and love them

I have a very simple technique for doing it out of glass and epoxy or vinyl-ester.

If you ever get to STS I'll show you how. Sometimes I do get to HAF.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,210
Posted By Steve Barnes
How I removed them.

I put a large socket with a bolt through the socket and washers. Tighten the bolt then tap the bushing with a hammer. Tighten a little more then tap again. This has always worked for me.

Steve
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,383
Posted By Steve Barnes
Kudo's for Les Dowd

My story is identical to yours. And the path sounds identical including two dynamic balanceing's, and lots of research, then Les. My experience was about 10 years ago with a Super Six. I am...
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