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Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By jsharkey
Skeptical :)

Skeptical :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By jsharkey
Thanks Skid ...wondered why the difference...

Thanks Skid

...wondered why the difference though?

Jim
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-02-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By jsharkey
Gross Weight Difference between 6 & 6A

Anyone know why the gross weights recommended for the 6 and 6A are different? The weights for the 7 and 7A are the same.

Also what is the limiting factor on the 6s that requires the lower gross...
Forum: COMM 11-20-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By jsharkey
I just swapped my 210 for a 220. The 210 was...

I just swapped my 210 for a 220.

The 210 was having intermittent audio, intercom, sidetone drop out and display problems. Particularly when hot. I'm told that it transmitted OK.

While the 220...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By jsharkey
I voted for the carbon weave

...however - I have one of the spongy Ray Allen grips with a singe PTT switch on top. It works well but I rarely "grip" it and generally fly with my left forearm resting on my left thigh and my left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By jsharkey
just use fingers Jim

just use fingers

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By jsharkey
Update

Made half a dozen short flights giving rides yesterday at the CVFC Fly-in.

For flights one and two the radio worked fine.

At the start of flight #3, and after having shut down and sat in the sun...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By jsharkey
Same problem. I have pulled the plug out of the...

Same problem. I have pulled the plug out of the tray and dropped the harness for a better look at some of the joints. The radio was bought from GulfCoast and they made the harness. Might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By jsharkey
The TX illuminates and I get a carrier signal on...

The TX illuminates and I get a carrier signal on a handheld. Also get an RX when using the test button but nothing in the headset. The headset works fine when connected to the handheld.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By jsharkey
On the second leg of today's flight I lost...

On the second leg of today's flight I lost sidetone again. Fine on the first leg.

Does anyone know about the Interlock function on the A210 and CS-A210"cloning software"?

I have a single radio but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By jsharkey
I use the built-in A210 intercom. I'll try...

I use the built-in A210 intercom.

I'll try plugging into the passenger sockets.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By jsharkey
Flew yesterday and after 30 minutes lost transmit...

Flew yesterday and after 30 minutes lost transmit sidetone and intercom - again!

It would be good to get to the bottom of this on the A210.

Could it be something to do with settings?

Jim
Forum: Fiberglass 05-23-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By jsharkey
A mixture

My RV6 cowling is epoxy pre-preg fiberglass with nomex honeycomb and urethane foam core. The wheel pants and empennage fairing look like wet layup epoxy fiberglass. The RV6 wing tips are wet layup...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By jsharkey
Changed Ribbon Cable Today

I changed the cable today. No obvious damage but it's hard not to get the front plate back on without folding the cable si there may have been some damage causing intermittent connection. We'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By jsharkey
Same problem

I have the same, or at least similar problem with my A210 but it only seems to happen in hot weather. I was about to install a cooling fan but perhaps I should replace the ribbon cable first. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-07-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By jsharkey
I have a much simpler set up that measures...

I have a much simpler set up that measures current flow to and from the battery and had a similar problem with an erratic Van's ammeter. After I started seeing some needle jumping on the oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,779
Posted By jsharkey
Significant Differences of RV7

Three piece CNC machined wing spar - similar to RV8 - as opposed to two piece made from metal laminations and joined at the centerline

Taller rudder - similar to RV9 (although late 6s and early 7s...
Forum: Propellers 04-18-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,845
Posted By jsharkey
Define Clocking

Apologies if this is a dumb question.

I too have an RV6 with an O360-A1A and a 72/85 Sensenich.

When facing the front of the aircraft my prop stops with the left (stb in aircraft axes) blade below...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By jsharkey
Rock Island RI

Anyone ever experienced GPS outage in the eastern Long Island sound area? I did a couple of years ago. Very unnerving. It started working again 10 minutes later but I was glad that I'd drawn a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By jsharkey
Cherrymax rivets have a washer on the stem that...

Cherrymax rivets have a washer on the stem that acts as the driver for the locking collar and allows you to use pretty much any puller that is sturdy enough to pull and break the pin. The washer...
Forum: ADS-B 11-27-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,190
Posted By jsharkey
Many thanks Steve Jim Sharkey

Many thanks Steve
Jim Sharkey
Forum: ADS-B 11-25-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,190
Posted By jsharkey
The current D100, GTX327 and Garman 496 is neatly...

The current D100, GTX327 and Garman 496 is neatly installed and easy to use. Looking to upgrade with minimal disruption. It's pretty much per the original RV12 set up. Should have made clearer in...
Forum: ADS-B 11-25-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,190
Posted By jsharkey
RV6 Options with GTX327 D100 & Garmin 496

This is a great set up and is neatly installed. Are there any straight forward options for moving forward with ADS-B out?

Does the GTX345 use the same tray, connectors and antenna as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,861
Posted By jsharkey
Van's CAD System?

Does anyone know what CAD system Van's uses?
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-28-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,437
Posted By jsharkey
Similar to Mel

Mine is mounted on the underside of the LH horizontal stabilizer fairing and connects through the magnetometer mounted on the rear deck. I put it there for simplified wiring, being shaded and far...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By jsharkey
Good to know Vlad :)

Good to know Vlad :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By jsharkey
Control Cable Grommets

Getting ready for my RV-6's annual condition inspection and amongst other things I bought some replacement engine control cable grommets - p/n 05-02633 - because every year they are perished, cracked...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-01-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 104,761
Posted By jsharkey
Pure Inspiration

....thoroughly enjoying the ride Vlad
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-27-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 104,761
Posted By jsharkey
......wonderful travelogue Vlad - I can see a...

......wonderful travelogue Vlad - I can see a publishing deal :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-01-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By jsharkey
Zip Ties & RTV

In a couple of tight spots with very fine wires (e.g. the electric trim) I didn't use the back shells at all and instead sealed the wires and the back of the plugs with some orange RTV for protection...
Forum: Northeast 02-23-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,686
Posted By jsharkey
....hope it's less breezy this year :)

....hope it's less breezy this year :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-03-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,135
Posted By jsharkey
Guess who at old...

Guess who at old Rhinebeck?

https://www.facebook.com/190489787650151/videos/vb.190489787650151/1118239748208479/?type=3&theater
Forum: Northeast 09-12-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By jsharkey
Pictures from today at NY1 on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1042817282417393&id=190489787650151
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-01-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 105,316
Posted By jsharkey
Video

Vlad

Search for Chapin Field Aerodrome on Facebook. I posted a video there from Saturday at Old Rhinebeck.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chapin-Field-Aerodrome/190489787650151

Jim Sharkey
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,322
Posted By jsharkey
It's Your Instructor's Call

The worst flight of my early training was the one before my first solo. I thought my instructor was being as mean as he could be. He nit picked everything - but as we were taxying in he told me to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-19-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By jsharkey
Don't Over Think

Set the pedals where you are comfortable with your heels on the floor and then adjust the brakes so that they aren't dragging but that you have full actuation when needed. You'll be surprised at how...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-19-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,407
Posted By jsharkey
Like

.....oops - wrong social media site :)
Forum: Safety 08-11-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,536
Posted By jsharkey
I noticed this too when building my -6

I initially installed the stop so that the horizontal flanges of the stop and the horn aligned - thinking that this was the most robust structural solution - and being comfortable that the cable and...
Forum: COMM 07-12-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By jsharkey
A210 Issues

Low volume and/or weak RX signal on the ground? OK in the air.

"TX Inhibit" shown occasionally in primary frequency display area when trying to transmit. Smaller letters that the frequency...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-28-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 105,316
Posted By jsharkey
Fly-in June 6th Cambridge NY

The Cambridge Valley Flying Club are hosting an aviation day and fly-in at Chapin Field (1B8) in Cambridge NY on Saturday June 6th.

Come along and add a grass strip to your logbook....
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-29-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,330
Posted By jsharkey
Al I used the "standard" cables on my rv-6 with...

Al

I used the "standard" cables on my rv-6 with the narrow, vertical center console. Runs are probably no different than the newer, lower edge of the panel setup.

The mixture cable is probably too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By jsharkey
I used RTV.....

...and mask off the outside skin surface so that you don't get RTV on it.

I also masked off and painted matt black the overlap area on the plexi - a bit like they do on modern car glass - so that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By jsharkey
Dynon D100 Battery Life?

The internal battery on my D100 (5 years in service + ~3 years in build) won't hold a charge.

How much life have others had out of their Dynon backup battery?

Jim Sharkey
RV-6
Forum: Northeast 10-18-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Overcast and Wet Day

In spite of an overcast and wet day we did have a few fly-ins. We also managed some local flying and enjoyed good food, live music and great company. There won't be a rain day on...
Forum: Northeast 10-17-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Great! Look forward to seeing you. We should...

Great! Look forward to seeing you. We should have some fresh apple cider donuts from The Apple Barn in Bennington in the morning :)

https://www.facebook.com/TheAppleBarnofVermont
Forum: Northeast 10-17-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Now if you want great turf stop off at Garnsey...

Now if you want great turf stop off at Garnsey (B04) just to the west on the bank of the Hudson river. I believe they are a sod farm - or at least they used to be. :)
Forum: Northeast 10-16-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
You are very welcome. If we hadn't met I...

You are very welcome. If we hadn't met I probably would never have taken the time to leave the highway and visit the Eagleville Bridge over the Battenkill River.
Forum: Northeast 10-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Look forward to seeing you all

Look forward to seeing you all
Forum: Northeast 10-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
No problem Vlad. There is always next year :)

No problem Vlad. There is always next year :)
Forum: Northeast 10-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Hope you can make it. Lets hope the weather...

Hope you can make it. Lets hope the weather cooperates.
Forum: Northeast 10-16-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Look forward to seeing you all. The leaves are...

Look forward to seeing you all. The leaves are hanging in here so lets hope that the weather cooperates.
Forum: Northeast 10-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Runway is flat and level and the turf is short...

Runway is flat and level and the turf is short and smooth. You should have no problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,569
Posted By jsharkey
Thanks all!

Thank for the input everyone
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,569
Posted By jsharkey
Dealing with SCAT/SCEET Tube Wire

Any tricks for making the ends of scat or skeet tube spiral wire behave?
Forum: Northeast 10-08-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
You coming again Vlad?

....and anyone else from VAF :)
Forum: Northeast 10-08-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Thanks

Thanks for the recommendation Tom!

Jim Sharkey
Treasurer CVFC

See us on Facebook at Chapin Field Aerodrome
Forum: Northeast 10-04-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Just a a quick BUMP for the Cambridge Valley...

Just a a quick BUMP for the Cambridge Valley Flying Club's Fly-in on October the 18th at Chapin Field (1B8) in Cambridge NY - hope to see your there.

......should be Hangar of course :rolleyes:
Forum: Northeast 08-29-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Poster

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/540/Ww7VOj.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f0Ww7VOjj)
Forum: Northeast 08-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By jsharkey
Cambridge (1B8) NY - Fly-in - Oct 18th

WHEN: Saturday, October 18 (Sun. Oct 19 rain date) 9am-5pm

WHERE: Chapin Memorial Field (1B8).... 177 Plains Rd. 1 mi. north of Cambridge just off route 22

The Cambridge Valley Flying Club will...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-16-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,559
Posted By jsharkey
.......Ah! :)

.......Ah! :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,559
Posted By jsharkey
Link looks a lot like Kline Kill

Link looks a lot like Kline Kill
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,549
Posted By jsharkey
http://eastdurhamirishfestival.com/worlds-largest-...

http://eastdurhamirishfestival.com/worlds-largest-map-of-ireland/
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