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Forum: RV-10 09-01-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,828
Posted By rv6rick
Post My first 4 RV10's were all equipped with Vans...

My first 4 RV10's were all equipped with Vans standard latches, no issues that I am aware of but I haven't seen those planes in a while.

My 5th and 6th RV10's were equipped with the center latches...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,304
Posted By rv6rick
OK, I want to do my best to keep this as...

OK, I want to do my best to keep this as accurate, complete, and short as possible.

Below are my fees….I think they are quite reasonable.

I charge a flat rate of $250, cut and dry.

For $250 I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,304
Posted By rv6rick
WOW.....INCREDIBLE!!! I've watched this thread...

WOW.....INCREDIBLE!!!

I've watched this thread progress and I can't believe the misinformation. I think it's about time that I stepped in.

For those of you that don't know, I am 'the inspector'...
Forum: GPS 07-28-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,649
Posted By rv6rick
What he said, I had one of these radios and mine...

What he said, I had one of these radios and mine was notorious for not staying racked nice and tight. I would have to remove it from the tray then slam it back in and tighten the racking pin as hard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,913
Posted By rv6rick
One more data point: I really like AVEO stuff. I...

One more data point:

I really like AVEO stuff. I have purchased their interior and exterior lights for many different RV's over the last handful of years.

Karen and Damien treat me great....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,313
Posted By rv6rick
Hi Scott, I've had 5 RV 4's, long and short gear....

Hi Scott,
I've had 5 RV 4's, long and short gear.
You've seen a couple of them.
Feel free to give me a shout during the week while I'm at the shop.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,021
Posted By rv6rick
Well, I guess the old saying 'different strokes...

Well, I guess the old saying 'different strokes for different folks' could apply here.

I have a needle valve on each of my guns and would never be without them. My compressor floats between 85 and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-09-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By rv6rick
Rich Meske at Aircraft a Extras sells these: I...

Rich Meske at Aircraft a Extras sells these: I put them in all of my slider RV's.

Super cheap and only takes a few minutes to install. Great for entry, exit, and for 'adjusting' on that long ride....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,901
Posted By rv6rick
My experience with advanced timing is the the...

My experience with advanced timing is the the CHT's go up noticeably long before any oil temp rise is realized.
I missed what your compression checks were?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,095
Posted By rv6rick
Thread drift, Looks like the rubber engine mount...

Thread drift,
Looks like the rubber engine mount donuts need to be flip-flopped. Upper 'dense' donuts go on the aft side of the engine mount and the 'soft' donut goes between the mount and the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,434
Posted By rv6rick
Answer to your question is that the top of the...

Answer to your question is that the top of the forward end of the fastback is about 18.5" above the longeron.

I didn't care for the 'bubble' (as you describe it) either, plus I prefer a slider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,745
Posted By rv6rick
Thumbs up Interesting First Flight - the art of experimenting

My good friend Bill (Popeye) Flaherty from our Ohio Valley RVators alerted me to a new RV4 in our group that had its maiden flight on Wednesday. I believe it's mentioned on Vans site as well.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-06-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,060
Posted By rv6rick
Does this mean: A) 4" forward of the tip of the...

Does this mean:

A) 4" forward of the tip of the exhaust tips? If so what is the distance from the firewall to the exhaust tips?

Or,

B) 4" forward of the firewall?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By rv6rick
David, These butterfly valves typically provide a...

David,
These butterfly valves typically provide a temperature variation between full open and full closed, I've had good success with them. However, by blocking off the cooler in front of the valve...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,085
Posted By rv6rick
I've only installed 3 or 4 sets of long range...

I've only installed 3 or 4 sets of long range tanks and they have all been in RV10's. I'd stick to the plans on the vent because:
A- a little positive pressure is a good thing
B- easy to inspect and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-14-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,142
Posted By rv6rick
I would never enclose my cables, main reason is:...

I would never enclose my cables, main reason is: when I open things up I want to be able to see and inspect the cables from end to end. Can't do that if they're enclosed. If my interior panels were...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,796
Posted By rv6rick
The letter 'T' :eek:

The letter 'T' :eek:
Forum: RV-10 05-02-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,981
Posted By rv6rick
I've only built 6 RV10's and have...

I've only built 6 RV10's and have removed/installed seats MANY MANY times. I have never removed the flap covers or even the carpet. I must be missing something in regard to all of these 'seat mods'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,880
Posted By rv6rick
Smile Sun N Fun awards

I can't say enough about the magnitude of these awards.

Congratulations Bill Shook RV8 :)!!
Well deserved!!

Also congrats to the rest of the award winners!

Finally, congrats to those of you that...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-25-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 56,811
Posted By rv6rick
Congrats! I must say I really like that F-1...

Congrats!

I must say I really like that F-1 Rocket in the photo, I think I've seen that one a few times before :rolleyes: :rolleyes:!
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 04-21-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,761
Posted By rv6rick
Well, that wouldn't be correct :rolleyes:

Well, that wouldn't be correct :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-15-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,679
Posted By rv6rick
Hey Scott, Thanks for keeping folks straight...

Hey Scott,

Thanks for keeping folks straight on this :).

I've only built/owned 34-35 RVs now but.....when it comes to the RV6 (A models included) I'll take the standard tail all day long. Flies...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By rv6rick
I just built an RV8 rudder yesterday, building...

I just built an RV8 rudder yesterday, building both elevators today :).
The measurements are right on the large pic of the left side of the rudder on drawing 7. You can't miss them as the rod end...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By rv6rick
A little late now but, I would have simply stop...

A little late now but, I would have simply stop drilled the crack. Then I would have proceeded with drilling the rest of the holes to proper size and setting your rivets. If you didn't encounter any...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,992
Posted By rv6rick
UH OH.......I wish I had known those this. My...

UH OH.......I wish I had known those this. My compressor is set at 95lbs and never moves :eek:.

Don't believe everything you read on the Internet :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,992
Posted By rv6rick
To answer your question, replace the J channel.

To answer your question, replace the J channel.
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,033
Posted By rv6rick
Something to consider: -spar/web rivets 'appear'...

Something to consider:

-spar/web rivets 'appear' to be overdriven, a lot.
-rivet above the rivet/flange you are questioning 'appears' to be under driven and the flange doesn't look like it's fully...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By rv6rick
I consider myself to be exprienced, probably...

I consider myself to be exprienced, probably equal to the gent doing the work.
It takes me 45 to 50 hours to build the parts you mention. I'll have the trim tab completed as well. Primer included....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By rv6rick
Think about it - Air pressure inside the plenum...

Think about it - Air pressure inside the plenum (which supplies the heat muff/heat box) is greater than the exit air on the firewall side where the box is located.
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By rv6rick
Good move on the conduit :rolleyes:. I like to...

Good move on the conduit :rolleyes:.
I like to run my battery cable on the sides of the cabin (not up through the forward floor) regardless if it's left or right. I don't like seeing wires and...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,059
Posted By rv6rick
IMO those rivets are really soft and I would not...

IMO those rivets are really soft and I would not use them. All you need is for one of those platenuts to turn and pull through one day when you're removing the panel. You'll have lots of fun trying...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,232
Posted By rv6rick
Buyer Beware on this RV7A

Disclaimer - Please note that this post is only meant to help a potential buyer from getting hurt, or worse.

I just flew commercial from Ohio to Colorado to look at this airplane and inspected it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,649
Posted By rv6rick
Wow, I've never gone to such lengths (no pun...

Wow, I've never gone to such lengths (no pun intended) to verify a rivet length :rolleyes:.

If I may......put the slide rule down and just use your eyeballs and LOOK at what you are doing and SEE...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,215
Posted By rv6rick
My experience

I rarely make long posts but feel you newer builders may need some insight from a 'not so new' builder :rolleyes:.

Background:
- I've built/owned over 30 RV's and Rockets.

Squeezers:
- I have 7...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-28-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,108
Posted By rv6rick
Congrats on your award! I want to see a pic of...

Congrats on your award!

I want to see a pic of the plaque/trophy so I know you really won :D
Forum: RV-10 11-26-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,244
Posted By rv6rick
No :rolleyes:

No :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,735
Posted By rv6rick
Agreed that you don't want a 74" prop on the...

Agreed that you don't want a 74" prop on the short gear RV4. I know a few RV4's with this combo but one must be extra cautious.

The short gear takes one engine mount and the long gear takes another,...
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,735
Posted By rv6rick
'05 is short gear legs. The other one has long...

'05 is short gear legs.
The other one has long gear if I looked at the right pic.
You really can't go by the 'year' the plane was finished. It depends on when the finished kit was purchased.
If I...
Forum: RV-4 11-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By rv6rick
You bet Mike, the 'newer' kits have come a long...

You bet Mike, the 'newer' kits have come a long way.....folks don't know what they are missing :D :eek: :rolleyes:!
Forum: RV-4 11-11-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By rv6rick
Mike, That's just a set up jig for alignment...

Mike, That's just a set up jig for alignment purposes.
OP, I always plan my spacing in this scenario to place the rivet dead center as in your case. As the others said, you'll find a way to buck or...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By rv6rick
Yes, that is correct.

Yes, that is correct.
Forum: RV-4 11-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,471
Posted By rv6rick
Good choice :). Aside from building and flying...

Good choice :). Aside from building and flying the plane you want......no one mentioned value/resale. I've had 5 RV4's and forget how many 7's I've had. If you are building, the best value will be...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,766
Posted By rv6rick
I've built all of my doors per plans and they fit...

I've built all of my doors per plans and they fit like a glove every time :rolleyes:.
Easy-Peasy if you simply follow the plans :D.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,481
Posted By rv6rick
I've only built a half dozen sets of RV10 baffles...

I've only built a half dozen sets of RV10 baffles but.....YES, cut this down and redrill the hole where you need or make a new tab....either way is fine.

If I may, just take a breath and relax,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,774
Posted By rv6rick
Why would you want to use them :confused:?

Why would you want to use them :confused:?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,558
Posted By rv6rick
Very nice Bob. Great photo of you and 'Mom', one...

Very nice Bob. Great photo of you and 'Mom', one to hang on to. She is a beautiful gal!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-05-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,126
Posted By rv6rick
Sorry to hear this. You are not...

Sorry to hear this. You are not alone.
Condolences from my family as well as our Ohio Valley RVators.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,053
Posted By rv6rick
Smile EAA Judging - let's shed a little light

Hey Folks,

I've received quite a few phone calls and emails regarding the 'other' thread and wanted to offer a couple simple thoughts that may enlighten a few of you. I also had a couple...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,676
Posted By rv6rick
I've only built 6 RV10's but I've used a few...

I've only built 6 RV10's but I've used a few different 2 and 3 blade configurations with IO-540's.

My order of preference is:

1-Whirlwind 2 blade
2-Whirlwind 3 blade
3-Hartzell

MT does not make...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,965
Posted By rv6rick
I see your replies are all over the board, this...

I see your replies are all over the board, this is my experience:

-Empennage takes 1 week Monday thru Friday
-Horizontal stab takes 2 days
-Vertical stab takes 1 day
-Rudder takes 1 day
-Elevators...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-03-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,383
Posted By rv6rick
Sorry to hear that Paul. Nice reflection of your...

Sorry to hear that Paul. Nice reflection of your Dad, I'm sure he very pleased with his son.
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,437
Posted By rv6rick
They look real nice Geoff :)

They look real nice Geoff :)
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,480
Posted By rv6rick
Curious how one would could/would win 'multiple...

Curious how one would could/would win 'multiple awards' at Osh :confused:. Stan Dzik?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,582
Posted By rv6rick
Well, I won't disagree that I see a LOT of ladies...

Well, I won't disagree that I see a LOT of ladies with white ones :rolleyes:. That said I purchased a white one last week. After two days I took it back and exchanged it for a black one. The main...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,845
Posted By rv6rick
Hi Jon, Congrats on your progress! If I may,...

Hi Jon,
Congrats on your progress!
If I may, looking at your pics I'd like to offer you a couple of my best tips:
1- Getting some skin under the bucking bar. This will let you use your eyeballs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,705
Posted By rv6rick
Well, you are asking so: Let it go. Accept his...

Well, you are asking so:
Let it go. Accept his apology. Thank him for his offer but decline. It was an accident and it could have happened to anyone.....including you or I. I've kicked over things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,003
Posted By rv6rick
Ahhh, gotcha.....I remember Judging this plane at...

Ahhh, gotcha.....I remember Judging this plane at Oshkosh last year....very nice :). Since this is an 'RV' site I only looked at the 'RVs' that won awards.

That said....'N numbers' are 'N numbers'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,003
Posted By rv6rick
I'll have to agree with Bill and Paul here. We...

I'll have to agree with Bill and Paul here.

We all know 'someone' that has made a dozen inquiries (pick ANY topic :)) until they get the answer they want. For my choice of N number font, size,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,003
Posted By rv6rick
I looked at ALL of the 2013 Osh winners (not just...

I looked at ALL of the 2013 Osh winners (not just Bronze) and didn't see any that had questionable (IMO) N numbers as far as size or 'contrast'. So, a little clarification on this 'FACT' would be...
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,959
Posted By rv6rick
RG-400. 62 ft. 4 1/4 inches, ymmv :).

RG-400.
62 ft. 4 1/4 inches, ymmv :).
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,133
Posted By rv6rick
Zip Tip Pics

Here's a few inside/outside pics of the Aveo Zip Tips I put on my last RV10, will copy these on my current 10.

These lights combine nav, strobe, landing, taxi, and wig-wag features.

I think...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By rv6rick
Hey Johnny, Very nice....you looked a little...

Hey Johnny,
Very nice....you looked a little 'stiff' for the first second or two but ya' loosened right up as soon as it got rolling....ha ha :D!!
Great video and looked like you all had a fun...
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