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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,854
Posted By WingnutWick
So I guess this opens up a question: how does one...

So I guess this opens up a question: how does one go about getting an operation added to your operating limits to make this legal?

Marshall, I was thinking a negative G scenario like that glider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,854
Posted By WingnutWick
Hmmmm.....so this can be done!? I wonder what...

Hmmmm.....so this can be done!? I wonder what Vans has to say about it. Been wanting to eject a skydiver from the plane like they did with the gliders (ref. YouTube) for some time.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,179
Posted By WingnutWick
The results

Alright folks, here's the breakdown of yesterdayís work and findings. I wanted to be able to see if I can isolate it to one thing for future information vice doing all the suggestions at once so I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,179
Posted By WingnutWick
All thanks for the awesome help. I'm going to...

All thanks for the awesome help. I'm going to dive into it today a little and systematically go through a few steps to see if I can narrow it down and hopefully provide a little information. These...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By WingnutWick
Fixing canopy scratches/swirls

Hello,

Just looking to see if anyone has any good recommendations for removing canopy swirl marks and scratches? I don't have anything major, just your standard markings that catch the light after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By WingnutWick
Exhaust stabilizers

I am looking for a good solution to how people go about stabilizing their exhausts coming out of the bottom of the cowling. Currently mine have bent tubing connecting the two exhaust pipes but this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By WingnutWick
Canopy weather stripping

Hello all,

I'm in need of replacing the stripping on my 8's canopy and the foam stuff I tried using isn't cutting it. It sticks and begins to fall apart and erode. Just seeing what people use to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,179
Posted By WingnutWick
Hmmmmm..... A variety of answers here. I have...

Hmmmmm.....

A variety of answers here. I have never had an issue like this until placing this new line on. It's way too loud and upsetting to let it go so I guess I'll start by resurfacing the rotor...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,179
Posted By WingnutWick
Horrible brake noise with new brakes/lines!

Hello!

So following my girlfriend's brake fire on her 6A I replaced the tire, tube, pads, and put on a braided nylon line instead of the previous rigid line. I cleaned the brake assembly as well and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,037
Posted By WingnutWick
I’ll take my 8 above 4Gs regularly. I try never...

I’ll take my 8 above 4Gs regularly. I try never to get to 6 though, but the natural stick forces make that hard to do anyway unless you’re really pulling. Come on Evan, surely you bend those...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,341
Posted By WingnutWick
RV-8 tailwheel pin and spring.

Hello all,

I am looking for the part number and where to find the spring and pin for the tailwheel caster lock mechanism. My spring is kinked and the pin gets stuck a lot.

Also, how do people...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By WingnutWick
Thank you all for the great information! Iíll be...

Thank you all for the great information! Iíll be getting back to CA and getting under the plane next week. Will do the spring mod, and new lines.

It was mentioned that the leg will have to be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks! She adores her plane so far and weíve...

Thanks!

She adores her plane so far and weíve definitely been putting in a lot of work to get her all dolled up!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By WingnutWick
Yeah, I noticed that when we first got the plane....

Yeah, I noticed that when we first got the plane. Is it simply a matter of swapping the two brakes? Or even easier, swapping the position on the valve on the assembly?

Whatís the recommended way to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-11-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,906
Posted By WingnutWick
RV-6A Brake Fire - What is salvageable?

Well,

The girlfriend’s RV-6A continues to give me headaches as I slowly learn more about this plane. I recently just finished doing her annual following a new paint job. New brake rotors, pads, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By WingnutWick
Thank you for the numbers! Why are Cleveland...

Thank you for the numbers! Why are Cleveland rotors more than twice the cost? Do they have that better performance?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By WingnutWick
RV-6A brake rotors part number and normal thickness.

Hello,

Was told that these were worn too thin by a local mechanic. Anyone know the part number for these rotors and the normal thickness of them? I don't know if it matters but attached is the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By WingnutWick
This site has truly been a blessing and fantastic...

This site has truly been a blessing and fantastic learning tool for a first time RV owner as myself!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By WingnutWick
Thatíll do it!

So took the cowling off and sure enough there was the intake flange sitting at the bottom of the manifold. Not sure how this happened but the two bolts managed to work their way out completely!...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By WingnutWick
Plugs are pretty new. Less than 20 hrs on them....

Plugs are pretty new. Less than 20 hrs on them. Wires good.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By WingnutWick
No jumpers but I adjusted them via the software...

No jumpers but I adjusted them via the software to be appropriate for 0-360 based off threads from here.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By WingnutWick
So I tried pulling the prop through as suggested...

So I tried pulling the prop through as suggested above and Iíve got equal (and normal) compression on all cylinders. Looking at all the pics I snapped yesterday coming in with higher throttle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By WingnutWick
Would this be RPM dependent like that?

Would this be RPM dependent like that?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,653
Posted By WingnutWick
#2 cyl not working below 2300 RPM.

Flying on my normal commute today in my carb’d O-360 RV-8 with 2xPmags, everything running smooth per normal until I began a descent and pulled power. I first noticed a little vibration and then saw...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By WingnutWick
Standalone approach capability for Skyview/G3X?

Hello all,

I am just writing to see if anyone has heard any rumors around about newer versions of G3Xís and Skyviews being able to do approaches without the input of a separate NAV like a 650 etc....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By WingnutWick
Smoke system RV-8

Hello!

Any suggestions on a recommended smoke system that works well with the 8? I assume most people put the tank in the forward lower part of the nose baggage compartment?

Cheers!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,083
Posted By WingnutWick
Spinning the 8

Has anyone done it? Characteristics? Recovery?

Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By WingnutWick
Wink Cranium

ďCraniumĒ - spoken like a true AF pilot ;) :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By WingnutWick
Thank you! ;

Thank you!

;
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,537
Posted By WingnutWick
Same setup on the 6As?

Same setup on the 6As?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By WingnutWick
Condition of your stock ones?

Condition of your stock ones?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By WingnutWick
Time to start digging!

Little to no chance of me finding that bearing considering Iíve vacuumed afterwards. Probably equally small chance of me finding it on Spruce as well haha! Thanks for the help!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By WingnutWick
Cable push button

Hello,

Had the metal push button pop out on the oil door cable and not sure how to get it to back lock in.

Thank you!

Wingnut

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/v5dwapI
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By WingnutWick
Wing tank gas cap O-Ring

Hello,

Does anyone know the O-Rings used for our gas caps?

Thank you!

Wingnut
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By WingnutWick
RV-6A Brake Rotos

Hello,

Anyone know the part number for our brake rotors? I donít want to have to take off the wheel to get it. RV-6A

Also, any suggestions for good rotors that have worked well?

Thank...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-16-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By WingnutWick
Ha! If we were in the Air Force we could just use...

Ha! If we were in the Air Force we could just use "so to speak" on this thread.

I was thinking a spring as well. It wouldn't be so bad if the throttle didn't creep up so rapidly. It's nothing I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By WingnutWick
Yeah, unfortunately the friction is more like...

Yeah, unfortunately the friction is more like sgylnn is talking about where itís almost all or nothing. If the throttle is let go at idle on the ground itíll quickly travel to about 1/3 throttle up,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By WingnutWick
Experience with Vans standard throttle/mixture cables?

Hello all,

I am curious to see what peopleís experience has been with the standard push-pull throttle and mixture cables that Vans sells and see if there are any alternatives out there.

I...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-14-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By WingnutWick
Traced the wires, it looks like they both go to...

Traced the wires, it looks like they both go to the single tac module. I tried disconnecting them, connecting a line from the EI tach to each and both of them and connecting each of them individually...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-12-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By WingnutWick
Any Hawaii RVers?

Does anyone know of any RV'ers in Hawaii by chance? Oahu specifically.

Thank you!
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-12-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By WingnutWick
No RPM on tach after new wiring setup for starter.

Hello,

So I re-wired the old starter switch to make a push button start with toggle switch for the 1 mag and 1 electronic ignition. The new system works fine as far as starter and magneto/EI...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-12-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By WingnutWick
No RPM / Tach on EMS after changing setup.

Hello,

So I re-wired the old starter switch to make a push button start with toggle switch for the 1 mag and 1 electronic ignition. The new system works fine as far as starter and magneto/EI...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-25-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,031
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks all for the feedback. I didnít realize...

Thanks all for the feedback. I didnít realize this wasnít the standard placement for the RV-6 which makes more sense! I also didnít think about that arm on the mixture being non-standard but that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-24-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,031
Posted By WingnutWick
:(

Itís looking like thatís going to be the case. Unfortunately I thought I was safe buying the standard application cables and routing them within inches of their designed routing, so Iím not sure...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By WingnutWick
I think I have it

I think thisíll do the trick???

https://i.ibb.co/MPLKhpN/A4-B0-F772-4652-4442-8-A17-5-F378-D003422.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-24-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,031
Posted By WingnutWick
So close yet so far - Throttle and Mixture cable woes.

So after the new RV-6As mixture bound and bent for the second time I decided to take it upon myself to replace the quadrant style cables that were wrapping around the carb to make the direction of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By WingnutWick
Follow up

Thank you,

So can I just take that diode and install it on the Push to Start switch somehow? If so, how? Or if on the solenoid (which may be easiest) I simply run it from the “s” terminal to one...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By WingnutWick
Questions on ignition switch - push button

Hello,

I am changing an RV-6A over to push button starting which I did with my 8 with success and I love it. Looking at this 6's switch on the back there are a couple things I am not sure what they...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By WingnutWick
Battery in the way

I have the diagram for the routing of the cables but it calls to pass through right where the battery is. Her battery is mounted on the inside of the cabin centered against the firewall between the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By WingnutWick
Cables through firewall

Hello all,

I am changing out my girlfriend's RV-6As throttle cables as the previous ones were unacceptable bowden type coming from a throttle quadrant and wrapping around the carb to have the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks!

Thanks you for the help!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By WingnutWick
Removing Bowden cable

Hello,

I am sure this is a stupid question but is there any way to remove this knob so I can pull the dash covering off without detaching the cable from the firewall and pulling all the way...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-24-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,995
Posted By WingnutWick
Not past TDC?

Unless Iím missing something, Iím pretty sure the 1.4 shift is done through the Emag program and not by setting the actual past TDC. For the 0-360s I think itís reccomended to electronically shift...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-28-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,027
Posted By WingnutWick
To re-paint or wrap?

Hello,

Looking to help my girlfriend out with her RV-6A. It has an old, underwhealming paint job and she is wanting to get it re-done. Been throwing around the wrap idea and looking for any input on...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,995
Posted By WingnutWick
V3 V V4

I had the same issue. Changed with V4 and verified with V3. Took a while of frustration to figure that out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By WingnutWick
Wilco

OK, I'll try the kit!

Thanks

Charles
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By WingnutWick
Tracking

Yes - I'm tracking that. Drill a hole above (if there is enough room) the pivot on the quadrant side inside the cockpit above the pivot to make it a direct push pull and replace the cables with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By WingnutWick
Great!!

Hey guys - all great info and suggestions! It also confirmed what I was thinking about it to begin with. Again, we just got this plane and these cables were re-done right before hand due to binding...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By WingnutWick
Thanks!

Great info - thanks a lot! Iím going to go one crank EI and keep the one mag. Thatís the easiest at this point. Itís nice learning about this motor though....different than the 360 Iím used...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By WingnutWick
Photo

Yep, it does....hereís a photo.



http://i66.tinypic.com/msobx2.jpg
https://ibb.co/SmNSwMW
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By WingnutWick
I-320 H2AD mixture, idle, EGT

Hello,

Back again with the never ending learning from all you fine folk. This time on an O-320 H2AD.

1. High EGTís: #3 and #4 run high EGTís. Anywhere below 5K with full rich mixture those two...
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