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Forum: RV-4 02-20-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Scott Hersha
I mounted mine on my RV4 on the bottom of the...

I mounted mine on my RV4 on the bottom of the right wing, just inboard of the inspection opening. Itís easy to get to for mounting and inspection if you ever need to.
Forum: RV-4 02-19-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,738
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow!! It looks like his helmet may have saved...

Wow!! It looks like his helmet may have saved him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By Scott Hersha
Andy, We have a ďPieĒ too - Addie-Pie, usually...

Andy,
We have a ďPieĒ too - Addie-Pie, usually referred to as just ďPieĒ. She is one of three of my granddaughters. I will make at least one of the three of them, and maybe my one grandson a pilot....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,040
Posted By Scott Hersha
The SureFly mags can be used with auto plugs if...

The SureFly mags can be used with auto plugs if you want. There is no advantage to doing this, other than the cost of the plugs, and you need to weigh that with the possible ignition harness...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By Scott Hersha
If the manufacturer (aero leads) says to use...

If the manufacturer (aero leads) says to use shielded wire, then you should definitely do that. And make sure you ground the shield, otherwise, whatís it there for? If you are using FlyLeds,...
Forum: Interiors 02-10-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,330
Posted By Scott Hersha
I did the same thing as Rob, above, and Iím happy...

I did the same thing as Rob, above, and Iím happy with it. Mine looks a little different (color), and has a 3 position power switch that plugs in to the cigarette socket like Robís. I donít know how...
Forum: ADS-B 02-07-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By Scott Hersha
The blade type might appear stronger, but if you...

The blade type might appear stronger, but if you bang it with your head while cleaning the belly, it will break just as easily. It might not fall off the airplane, but will likely be damaged...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,599
Posted By Scott Hersha
Itís amazing how many ways there are to do the...

Itís amazing how many ways there are to do the same thing. I tried to do a quantitative study on polishing products. I polished my RV8 taildragger wings with different products and then had a race to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Scott Hersha
You could try one of those brass rivet sets in...

You could try one of those brass rivet sets in your rivet gun set at a low pressure to drive them out. You may not be able to reuse the taper pins if this deforms them, but that shouldnít happen....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,341
Posted By Scott Hersha
My power supply looks a lot like the Mega Watt...

My power supply looks a lot like the Mega Watt one listed above, but I bought it on amazon for around $30. It’s a 12V, 40 amp power supply that is adjustable. I usually set the output voltage at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 302,476
Posted By Scott Hersha
I like this one Steve. Especially the push-pin...

I like this one Steve. Especially the push-pin installation. This one should work with practically every RV airplane.

Still working on an RV4 non counterbalance rudder lock.
Forum: COMM 01-30-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Scott Hersha
I believe the harness that came with my LEMO...

I believe the harness that came with my LEMO jacks had 24 awg wire which should be able to handle up to 2 amps, so a 1 amp fuse or breaker should be fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,040
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sam, I have a new SureFly on the left, Slick mag...

Sam,
I have a new SureFly on the left, Slick mag on the right on my RV4, O-360, carbed , metal Sensenich. No kickbacks so far. One way to protect yourself is to set your start timing to 5* after TDC,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,937
Posted By Scott Hersha
The builder (manufacturer) of the airplane has...

The builder (manufacturer) of the airplane has liability exposure until after the statute of repose, which I think is 17 years, but not sure about that. The manufacturers name is on the registration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,937
Posted By Scott Hersha
An LLC will help to protect you in a law suit if...

An LLC will help to protect you in a law suit if you own the airplane with another person(s), have a properly organized partnership/shared ownership arrangement/contract, and your partner has an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think it makes a difference on type of use. My...

I think it makes a difference on type of use. My mags only had 294 hours on them since new from Lycoming, but new was 2005. There obviously was times of little use and much downtime. Both of my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Scott Hersha
See Champion service bulletin...

See Champion service bulletin SB1-15A:

https://www.championaerospace.com/assets/technical/SB1-15A_20181112.pdf

The distributor gear shown in your picture has a copper electrode and is called out in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,851
Posted By Scott Hersha
Dan, My start timing, running 2 Pmags was set at...

Dan,
My start timing, running 2 Pmags was set at TDC, but with the newest software version, which I had, the start timing was automatically delay to 4* after TDC. If it really did that, I couldnít...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,851
Posted By Scott Hersha
Dan, My thoughts exactly on the ability of a...

Dan,
My thoughts exactly on the ability of a wasted spark being able to exert enough force on a rising piston with both valves open on the opposing cylinder. Jimmyís thought was that maybe it would...
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Scott Hersha
There are at least 3 RV10’s at KHAO. If you want,...

There are at least 3 RV10’s at KHAO. If you want, I’ll see if I can arrange a ride.

BTW - I’m former GE aviation..... and former Delta, NJA, and other stuff. PM me with your contact info.
Forum: Reviews 01-27-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,067
Posted By Scott Hersha
SureFly claims you can use auto plugs on their...

SureFly claims you can use auto plugs on their website:

ďThe SIM is compatible with all automotive and aviation spark plugs. SureFlyís FAA STCís do not grant permission to use automotive spark plugs...
Forum: Reviews 01-26-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,067
Posted By Scott Hersha
How about trying this harness and some auto spark...

How about trying this harness and some auto spark plug ends (and spark plugs) from NAPA?

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/shieldedharness3.php

Let me know how it works. I have a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,851
Posted By Scott Hersha
Your need for a sniffle valve may have something...

Your need for a sniffle valve may have something to do with your setup. I had a sniffle valve configured on my IO-360-M1B (Superior) with EI and a light weight Whirlwind prop and had two kickbacks,...
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,907
Posted By Scott Hersha
Cork baskets will work fine in this application -...

Cork baskets will work fine in this application - for a while, maybe a little longer if you schmooze it over with permatex, but it will leak eventually. Same with cork rocker box covers - eventually....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 638,179
Posted By Scott Hersha
Jeff, I think what Dan was recommending is what...

Jeff,
I think what Dan was recommending is what you did. Adding a couple layers of carbon to the cross brace web will pay benefits later. Adding layers of dry micro to the inside of the canopy skirts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,835
Posted By Scott Hersha
The skin overlap area doesnít always line up...

The skin overlap area doesnít always line up perfectly, so it might be where it needs to be right now. I think you should wait until you fit the wings to see how much a possible mis-alignment there...
Forum: Propellers 01-21-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Scott Hersha
The roll pins attach the nut to the stud and also...

The roll pins attach the nut to the stud and also provide a hole for safety wire. Just remove the safety wire and use a wrench to remove the studs, via the attached nuts. These studs are fine pitch...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-21-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Scott Hersha
A page under Support/EIS/Documentation has...

A page under Support/EIS/Documentation has this:

http://grtavionics.com/media/VDO_LowP.pdf

Lots of other good info there too.

OOPS!! Somebody beat me to it.....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Scott Hersha
Steve, When I fit my canopy on the Showplanes...

Steve,
When I fit my canopy on the Showplanes frame, I slid it forward to get the shape I wanted. I was looking for a little more slope at the front and that resulted in a little less slope at the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a GRT Horizon 10.1 that draws a maximum of...

I have a GRT Horizon 10.1 that draws a maximum of 2 amps. I have an 8 amp hour sealed lead acid Duracell I bought at Batteries Plus - about twice the capacity that I really needed to be used as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Scott Hersha
SureFly ignition module draws less than 1...

SureFly ignition module draws less than 1 milliamp in standby mode. They recommend keeping a maintenance charger on the battery if the airplane is stored for one month or more. Apparently the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít remember the SureFly power drain, but was...

I donít remember the SureFly power drain, but was told it is very low - a few milliamps (hardwired to the battery with an inline fuse). However, after reading these posts, Iím wondering if anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Scott Hersha
As it turns out, there isnít a place to enter...

As it turns out, there isnít a place to enter scale factors/offsets in the EFIS, just what the various aux positions are and whether decimal or integer. Iím still showing 27 gallons fuel on the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks for the input. This will be easy to change...

Thanks for the input. This will be easy to change in the EFIS, since my EIS is hidden. There is a place in the horizon EFIS to configure the EIS scale factor and offsets for EIS aux inputs, but it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Scott Hersha
GRT EFIS/EIS interconnect

This is a question for the GRT experts. Itís Saturday and I just completed my panel upgrade yesterday and have a couple questions about programming/configuration - and GRT isnít open on the weekend,...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-18-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Scott Hersha
Aviation insurance underwriters have gotten much...

Aviation insurance underwriters have gotten much more picky over the last couple of years, and rates have increased, especially for new customers. Make sure you check with an insurance broker before...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-17-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Scott Hersha
I would check with an insurance broker first....

I would check with an insurance broker first. They can give you information on cost and on required training and time in type. Gallagher is in TX and very familiar with Vans aircraft taildraggers....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By Scott Hersha
I just completed an upgrade on my RV4, including...

I just completed an upgrade on my RV4, including a SureFly replacing my left mag. I have a UMA T1A9 tach sender left over from a dual Pmag upgrade on my last airplane. I installed this on my right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Scott Hersha
Fairings-Etc sells intersection fairings for RVís...

Fairings-Etc sells intersection fairings for RVís - advertises on this website They fit very well, but still require some work. I donít know it they sell the leg fairings, but Vans does and they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ellis, I had the Dynon heated AOA pitot in my...

Ellis,
I had the Dynon heated AOA pitot in my first RV8 and switched to the Garmin G3X System when it first came out. I kept my Dynon AOA pitot tube and used it with the Garmin system, including the...
Forum: Reviews 01-12-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,600
Posted By Scott Hersha
Guy, What did you use to make the hole in those...

Guy,
What did you use to make the hole in those ear plugs? It doesnít seem like a regular drill bit would cut a smooth hole in foam. I think those Howard Leight ear plugs are more comfortable too....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By Scott Hersha
Brian, I made an opening in the side of the...

Brian,
I made an opening in the side of the fuselage below the NACA vent adjacent to the fuel pump components and lines that makes installation and servicing a snap. I can email a picture of what it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-04-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By Scott Hersha
I choose to keep it simple. I have one DPDT,...

I choose to keep it simple. I have one DPDT, center off switch that controls the landing/taxi lights. This is one of the FlyLeds schematics that are provided with the wig-wag module. My down...
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By Scott Hersha
Auto Zone, Advance Auto, OíReilly, etc also has...

Auto Zone, Advance Auto, OíReilly, etc also has these LED strip lights in various colors, usually at a much cheaper price. They can also be trimmed - once every 3 lights if needed. I used these, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,866
Posted By Scott Hersha
What Kyle said.... should work fine and be a...

What Kyle said.... should work fine and be a relatively simple install. Make sure you clean the area perfectly to assure the proseal sticks and let it cure for a few days. Then all you have to worry...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By Scott Hersha
The install manual for my HX, which Iím still...

The install manual for my HX, which Iím still installing, says if your HX EFIS is powered off the same battery that you use to start your engine, you should install a switch to power the HX so you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,990
Posted By Scott Hersha
The OP is apparently from Geneva (I assume...

The OP is apparently from Geneva (I assume Switzerland), so not familiar with insurance requirements there, but here in the States, Iíd say you probably canít get insurance at all on the Bonanza, and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,455
Posted By Scott Hersha
My first build, a 2003 RV6 (5 year build) cost...

My first build, a 2003 RV6 (5 year build) cost approximately $75K with a marginally capable IFR panel. I then upgraded a couple items to improve IFR safety for about $10K. Sold the airplane when my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-22-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By Scott Hersha
On my latest RV8, I made a doubler angle at that...

On my latest RV8, I made a doubler angle at that corner that also went under the side baffle angle to tie them together. I made this angle piece out of steel, probably about .030-.040 thickness. ...
Forum: COMM 12-22-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have had good luck with mine in the past also...

I have had good luck with mine in the past also (recently sold RV8), and so thatís what is going in my new RV4 panel. On the -8, I had a GTR200 and a GTR20 (remote com). I didnít use the intercom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,682
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít see anything wrong with starting your...

I donít see anything wrong with starting your engine at 45*F, especially if using multi-viscosity oil. It wonít take long to get your OT up to a good takeoff temp ~90*. I was in Troy, MI a few years...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,026
Posted By Scott Hersha
After reading these posts, Iím wondering what the...

After reading these posts, Iím wondering what the insurance companies are thinking, and what their goals are. A couple years ago I joined the ranks of Ďsenior citizení (north of 65). It seems like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Scott Hersha
This was posted by Rocketbob in 2011:

This was posted by Rocketbob in 2011:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mark, I don’t know if this helps, but if you zoom...

Mark,
I don’t know if this helps, but if you zoom in on the vernatherm gasket in figure 3, it looks like the side going against the oil filter adapter isn’t flat. If so, then it seems like you had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-19-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sorry Mark, I misunderstood the question. Iíll...

Sorry Mark, I misunderstood the question. Iíll look in my Lycoming assembly manual today and see if I can find an answer. One of the engine gurus here will probably have an answer before I do, but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mark, If it’s a copper crush washer, such as an...

Mark,
If it’s a copper crush washer, such as an AN900, the cut side goes against the flange and the smooth side goes against the bolt head. It’s easy to over torque these washers. The proper way...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By Scott Hersha
Phil, If you wanted the fixes before the FAF...

Phil,
If you wanted the fixes before the FAF using your G3X, you could always just load them manually. They are in the data base, just not sinked with the approach. Can you legally use the G3X with...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bill, ďIs a CS prop required, even at GW? No,...

Bill,

ďIs a CS prop required, even at GW? No, it is not. You can even fly formation with a FP prop, but it is a real challenge and if lead has a CS prop and chops the throttle, you are going to...
Forum: Propellers 12-16-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Scott Hersha
Formation with a fixed pitch prop works out fine....

Formation with a fixed pitch prop works out fine. You just need a little more Ďtalentí/anticipation. Energy management takes on a new level of importance.
Forum: Propellers 12-14-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,019
Posted By Scott Hersha
With a constant speed prop you will get full, or...

With a constant speed prop you will get full, or nearly full, power at takeoff and early in the first segment of climb. With a fixed pitch prop, you most likely wonít - unless you have a fixed climb...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By Scott Hersha
John, Yes, what you listed above is more than...

John,
Yes, what you listed above is more than adequate to give you a VFR start with capable equipment for transitioning to an IFR panel. The -375 gives you needed ADS-B capability and also provides...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you know an airline flight attendant, see if...

If you know an airline flight attendant, see if he/she can get you one from the airline. They are used in the pre-takeoff safety briefing and for rotund pax that can’t fit in a standard seatbelt....
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