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Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,557
Posted By rv72004
Being fastidious , every little mark bothered me....

Being fastidious , every little mark bothered me. Then one day a friend said; look at them as birth marks. They are memories of the time spent with a great hobby. And if they really bother you , well...
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,535
Posted By rv72004
F1 rocket ever again ?

Does anyone , or preferably F1boss have any insight to the possibility of a rocket being produced again? There was some interest 2 years back but that seemed to fade away . Just asking ......
Forum: Rocket 11-02-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,997
Posted By rv72004
Mark, check your private messages. I also want...

Mark, check your private messages. I also want one.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,333
Posted By rv72004
It's cracked about 10 inches vertical on LHS 2/3...

It's cracked about 10 inches vertical on LHS 2/3 to the rear. Seems to be the common cracking area. Is the Vans 1100 ? I emailed them but no reply yet. I found canopy skirts on the vans parts list at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,333
Posted By rv72004
Canopy questions

Yip cracked canopy. RV8
I have a few questions,
- is the Todds canopy a different shape ?
- what is the price of Vans v Todds
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,674
Posted By rv72004
Its a interesting question, Ive answered to...

Its a interesting question, Ive answered to myself before. It might sound stupid, but if i were in your position I would wait till the one morning when I wake up and say "thats it, its over im...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,436
Posted By rv72004
What is CZAW ? I had a quick build from 6 years...

What is CZAW ? I had a quick build from 6 years ago and the work was pretty decent. Has the standard dropped ?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 100,064
Posted By rv72004
I bow before you ,O Great Dan. You have taken...

I bow before you ,O Great Dan. You have taken workmanship to a whole new level. Ive been told Im a perfectionist, clearly "they" havent seen your work.
You have brought advanced technology to our RV...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-20-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By rv72004
Superior xp engines in business ?

Just wondering if superior is back in business manufacturing the XP range. Anyone have info ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,640
Posted By rv72004
Mine is on the center floor between selector and...

Mine is on the center floor between selector and firewall. Hardly any difference. I in any case, never fly with below 10 gallons on board. Ran out of fuel once [A collapsed bladder ,not RV] and will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,710
Posted By rv72004
Agreed. But the Harmon is not a quickbuild. I...

Agreed. But the Harmon is not a quickbuild. I enjoy building , but there are limits. Also the F1 is a more complete package than the Harmon.

With the new Carbon & Glass wing and engineering that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,710
Posted By rv72004
Agreed the 8 does everything well, BUT I fly only...

Agreed the 8 does everything well, BUT I fly only for fun, and a Rocket would just add to the overall experience. I have spoken to many a military or professional pilots [which have flown both] who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,710
Posted By rv72004
Rocket by Vans ?

I can only hope, but does anyone think that Vans will ever sell a "Rocket" kit? I would buy it right now if it became available. Do others feel the same?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 56,498
Posted By rv72004
Just a Vans "Rocket" , PLEEEEEASE !!!!!!!!! On my...

Just a Vans "Rocket" , PLEEEEEASE !!!!!!!!! On my knees please!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By rv72004
Is this the same guy who designed the sx300?...

Is this the same guy who designed the sx300? Excuse my ignorance.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-04-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,189
Posted By rv72004
I dont entirely agree that a 172 or any plane...

I dont entirely agree that a 172 or any plane floats for ever. I think its more a function of too much speed to bleed off at landing. My 7 floats quite a way when I carry too much speed with flaps. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,058
Posted By rv72004
would it cut a canopy ??

would it cut a canopy ??
Forum: Propellers 06-11-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By rv72004
Propeller maintenance ?

I have a hartsell ,circa 2004 vintage, been on plane almost 5 years. It has done aprox 120 hours since new. Plane always hangared.
My AMO tells me it must be taken off and midlife inspec.
I know...
Forum: Safety 03-29-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,963
Posted By rv72004
On the 7, the plastic lines are only feed lines...

On the 7, the plastic lines are only feed lines from resevoir and not pressure lines.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-28-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,459
Posted By rv72004
Get wing jacks, quick and safe.

Get wing jacks, quick and safe.
Forum: Safety 03-26-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,104
Posted By rv72004
As soon as a pilot can afford a RV he is ready.:)...

As soon as a pilot can afford a RV he is ready.:) It is a fantastic plane and wows both fresh and and matured pilots alike.
I couldnt imagine life with any other plane, other than a rocket of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,563
Posted By rv72004
Jim probably 1/32 and less. I also dont like it ,...

Jim probably 1/32 and less. I also dont like it , but it doesnt seem to hunt too much in still air.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,563
Posted By rv72004
Mine had a lot of axial play [1/8] and upon...

Mine had a lot of axial play [1/8] and upon inspection the oilite bushing that supports the shaft was turning in the housing and had worn the housing. It was totally loose. I contacted trutrak and...
Forum: Propellers 03-21-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,092
Posted By rv72004
I had MT on another plane some years back and had...

I had MT on another plane some years back and had poor warranty service. Actually very poor, so instead of putting up a fight,I sold it for next to nothing and got a Hartzell. I have only bought...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 03-14-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,810
Posted By rv72004
Scott, Am I correct that you mean a systen like...

Scott,
Am I correct that you mean a systen like Audi has which is called FSI ?
As far as I understand the fuel is much better atomized and therefore results in more power, cleaner burn etc. Also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By rv72004
Why not just sika the plexi and loose the screws?...

Why not just sika the plexi and loose the screws? Better for many reasons. If I could do my plane ove I would not use screws on the plexi.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,120
Posted By rv72004
He is a very brave man ! Dont think I would have...

He is a very brave man ! Dont think I would have the courage to fly a BD with the numbers he mentions. Just imagine a engine out .............
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,614
Posted By rv72004
I put a sam James cowl on and found a 25 knot...

I put a sam James cowl on and found a 25 knot increase in speed. Also stall was down 10 knots. ............
Only kidding, did the exercise myself and found there could be a few knots in it depending...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,343
Posted By rv72004
Steel in case of fire. That been said, Id better...

Steel in case of fire. That been said, Id better go check on mine, but am almost sure Vans supplied an aluminium one.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By rv72004
Master cylinder seals

One master cylinder on the pilot side was leaking through the top seal. I have replaced the seals with vans kit.
Someone told me to just go buy nitrile seals next time I have a leak. These are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,762
Posted By rv72004
As the marine environment is one of the toughest...

As the marine environment is one of the toughest out there, I second most marine products [glues, fillers, sealers etc] to be good for aviation.
Have had good results with the marine products.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,452
Posted By rv72004
Thanks for the reply. What I meant was not so...

Thanks for the reply. What I meant was not so much a "brain controller" ,but rather a hub. [if that makes sense].
All the brains remain in the efis screen box. This way the efis can be quickly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,452
Posted By rv72004
Rainier , I was just wondering on your thoughts...

Rainier ,
I was just wondering on your thoughts to send all wires/signals to a central controller and then have a single cable to the efis. It might add some cost but would make removing the efis and...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,547
Posted By rv72004
Kinda makes me wonder what will become of...

Kinda makes me wonder what will become of Glasairs the fatefull day 100LL ceases to exist.
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2010, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,547
Posted By rv72004
All Glasairs are built with Vinelester. Tanks as...

All Glasairs are built with Vinelester. Tanks as well, as it is integral to wing.
Never heard of a problem. Then again I suppose most people flew with Avgas which is etanol free.
As a matter of...
Forum: RV-3 02-04-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,382
Posted By rv72004
You are right about it sitting nicer. My only...

You are right about it sitting nicer. My only concern, and yep I know its exagerated, a machine countersink/ cleanup would remove the pure aluminium surface from the alclad which would could allow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,297
Posted By rv72004
Just my humble opinion, but most fatalities are...

Just my humble opinion, but most fatalities are caused by pilot error of sorts. On the other hand, riding a motorcycle [my other passion] is predominately dangerous because of other road users.
As a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-28-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,841
Posted By rv72004
Rainier, maybe you could convince the guys to...

Rainier,
maybe you could convince the guys to post here and keep us in the loop.
Just like the info you post about mgl, its very informative.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,724
Posted By rv72004
Many posts are not highly technical or in needs...

Many posts are not highly technical or in needs of Vans advice. Most people building know that when the paw paw gets real deep, "run to Vans" for the final say.
Besides being a great help and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,330
Posted By rv72004
Every product has a odd one out. And not every...

Every product has a odd one out. And not every customer will always be satisfied.
On average I have just read good about GRT. Have one myself and support has been fine.
Just my 2c , but i really...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,401
Posted By rv72004
I would high pressure clean with water. Blow dry,...

I would high pressure clean with water. Blow dry, and spray with any good protective oil.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,788
Posted By rv72004
Seems like Ted found all the correct info. My...

Seems like Ted found all the correct info. My info was word of mouth from Airforce technicians who told me not to touch the stuff without gloves. I suppose the odd time wont cause too many issues,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,788
Posted By rv72004
Unfortunately JC5 is also known to cause cancer.

Unfortunately JC5 is also known to cause cancer.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,885
Posted By rv72004
I guess you would want to use a nylon or PTFE...

I guess you would want to use a nylon or PTFE base material I dont think a ethylene polymer would be as good.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,885
Posted By rv72004
Red face Thanks Tom, I actually went and read the earlier...

Thanks Tom,
I actually went and read the earlier posts and picked up on your previous post. Guess I should have read before I posted. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/images/icons/icon11.gif
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,885
Posted By rv72004
I havent read all posts, but has someone measured...

I havent read all posts, but has someone measured hou much air will get in behind spinner? If a little does get in, it will cool the engine casing and prop bearing area a bit, which could actually be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,810
Posted By rv72004
Maybe you could try removing the row of rivets...

Maybe you could try removing the row of rivets and bonding the skin down with a long flat angle to squeeze out bumps. Once set you can ream the holes that are slightly out and rerivet. Seen it done...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,454
Posted By rv72004
Hi Jim , post some pics and specs and you will be...

Hi Jim ,
post some pics and specs and you will be given a much better idea. I have seen 8"s that are really shoddy, and others like Dan Hortons that are absolute works of art. The prices can vary...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,925
Posted By rv72004
I cut lenghts of clear tubing [fish tank type]...

I cut lenghts of clear tubing [fish tank type] the same circumference as the engine mount tube. I run the tie thru the clear tube, and it in effect works as my anti chafe cushion.
Therefore, there...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,545
Posted By rv72004
Good strong plane. Ovation type speed. Cramped...

Good strong plane. Ovation type speed. Cramped inside. Heavy slow controls ,not a nice handling plane like the RV.
Also why build a kit that looks like a plane that was released in 1958?
I have owned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,321
Posted By rv72004
Well done, enjoy !!!

Well done, enjoy !!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-04-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,565
Posted By rv72004
Rainier , when will you have specs on your...

Rainier , when will you have specs on your servos? Sound promising. Will you also offer stand alone autopilots?
And while I have your attention, any news of producing a transponder ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,848
Posted By rv72004
I was thinking the same thing actually. Does Vans...

I was thinking the same thing actually. Does Vans have a point of view on lengthened tips ?
My Glasair III wanst rated to 6g with the extended tips, only 3.8 if I remember correctly. 6g only with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,565
Posted By rv72004
Just my 2cents, and this has been discussed...

Just my 2cents, and this has been discussed before, but i would keep the autopilot seperate to the efis for some redundancy. You still have a data link but keep the trutrak intact. Also Trutrak is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,327
Posted By rv72004
Not at all. If those corrode, the rest of your...

Not at all. If those corrode, the rest of your plane is junk in any case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,349
Posted By rv72004
I have a friend and a family member with similar...

I have a friend and a family member with similar conditions.One is 40 the other 72. After discovery they were both real down. Now that some time has gone by, both seem their old jovial selves....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By rv72004
Not intrusive for aerobatics for me. I actually...

Not intrusive for aerobatics for me. I actually enjoy resting my head on the back side of the loop. Maybe for advanced aerobatics they would be in the way, but for sportsman aeros they are perfect...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,155
Posted By rv72004
if you make a copy/scan of your own or if a...

if you make a copy/scan of your own or if a fellow builders gives you the files, whats the difference? A copy is a copy not ?

So have I convinced anyone to send me a copy? Its christmas after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 782
Posted By rv72004
You can always dish the snorkel. No biggie. Sure...

You can always dish the snorkel. No biggie. Sure a search would find info. Those b&c starters are really good. Much stronger and better than the skytec imho.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,725
Posted By rv72004
To non pilots I dont try describe it.Kinda futile...

To non pilots I dont try describe it.Kinda futile I guess. To pilots I tell them its the best allround fun plane youll ever fly. I dont think they believe me, till they get a chance to fly one. This...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-15-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,326
Posted By rv72004
What Paul says makes sense. It probably isnt...

What Paul says makes sense. It probably isnt viable, but why not have a thread which would be the :
" beware items"
This could be used to warn new members or users of this forum of vendors etc of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,326
Posted By rv72004
Thats quite a outlay he has on engines. The...

Thats quite a outlay he has on engines. The discount seems very big, what is his profit margin? No offence but this seems like a fire sale.
David is right, dont let the price convince you. You must...
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