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Forum: RV-10 Today, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By az_gila
Smile Aerosport has them ready made if you don't want...

Aerosport has them ready made if you don't want to DIY fiberglas... :)

http://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rv-10-engine-baffle-motor-mount-covers/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,422
Posted By az_gila
Try replacing the drill bit with a 1/4 inch rod...

Try replacing the drill bit with a 1/4 inch rod and working into a pre-drilled hole in a plywood backing plate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By az_gila
Question How about...

How about this?

https://www.amazon.com/Longboard-Skateboard-Glitter-Grip-Tape/dp/B07YN56XK8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=silver&qid=1574487012&s=outdoor-recreation&sr=1-1
Forum: California 11-13-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By az_gila
Payson in AZ

Payson in AZ has a campground on the airport, and a restaurant there too...:)

Bit chilly at the moment... lows in the 40's to 30's
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation The MK-319BS rivets are countersunk and need...

The MK-319BS rivets are countersunk and need dimpled holes
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By az_gila
rvbuilder2002 says - Since it hasn't been...

rvbuilder2002 says -

Since it hasn't been mentioned....
It is acceptable to make a second hole in the right side spar stub, mirror image of the one on the left side originally intended for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-07-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By az_gila
The kits changed from Cleavland brakes/wheels to...

The kits changed from Cleavland brakes/wheels to Matco ones
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By az_gila
Smile But the 'fatter' center pin makes it harder to...

But the 'fatter' center pin makes it harder to insert in the un-drilled undersized holes in a QB kit....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,917
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up 1000 hours first time and then 400/500 hours...

1000 hours first time and then 400/500 hours after that
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-06-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,136
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up You have to ask for them. Call on the phone. ...

You have to ask for them. Call on the phone. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,136
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up That's a neat option. Can Amanda go into...

That's a neat option. Can Amanda go into production?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,136
Posted By az_gila
Smile Stein sells them now...:)

Stein sells them now...:)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,304
Posted By az_gila
Interesting... I think I used -3 lines which must...

Interesting... I think I used -3 lines which must have less expansion.
No problems so far.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,304
Posted By az_gila
Question Question

Where you hoses -3 or -4 size?
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By az_gila
Smile No-one has any pictures of how they hooked up a...

No-one has any pictures of how they hooked up a Dynon Roll Servo?
Forum: RV-10 09-11-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By az_gila
I've got that covered since I make the Alexander...

I've got that covered since I make the Alexander Network Hub...:)

What I'm looking for is how the connectors are hooked up.
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By az_gila
Question Autopilot Q.

Can anyone share pictures for their connector hookup for the RV-10 Dynon Roll Servo?

I'm using a D-sub connector but can make changes if needed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By az_gila
If it's an ECI cylinder, the s/n is stamped on...

If it's an ECI cylinder, the s/n is stamped on the top side of the cylinder. You can only read it on two of the four cylinders....:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up 5 mile trip - he can easily do two trips...:)

5 mile trip - he can easily do two trips...:)
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up That's what I did. The strip will get covered by...

That's what I did.

The strip will get covered by the Aerosport cabin trim.
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,468
Posted By az_gila
Question Which "plate" is that mounted on? Is it inboard...

Which "plate" is that mounted on?

Is it inboard or outboard of the aileron access?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Try this waybackmachine link Kit Prices ...

Try this waybackmachine link

Kit Prices

RV-3 RV-4 RV-6 RV-6A
Preview Plans $45 $50 $55 $55
Empennage $780 $1047 $1267* $1267*
Wing ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,399
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Check your insurance policy....:)

Check your insurance policy....:)
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up "professional aircraft painter John Stahr" ...

"professional aircraft painter John Stahr"

...painted a local R-9A and Paul Dye's Subsonex.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,539
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Bakersfield

+1 for that and their yearly fly-in.

John Harmon riveted the spars for my -6A circa 1980. It was worth the drive from Los Angeles to get it done....:)
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation I don't think those beam wrenches are still...

I don't think those beam wrenches are still available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By az_gila
Smile Most of the new additions do not include the...

Most of the new additions do not include the autopilot functions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,654
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up That was exactly my experience too... I took...

That was exactly my experience too... I took care of my inspections with multiple non-FAA eyes first.

Scottsdale MIDO was excellent to work with for certification, and I later had my Op Lims...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By az_gila
Smile I would add 1A. Install all of your wiring.

I would add

1A. Install all of your wiring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,186
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up At 12 lbs and 22 inches long this Raytheon...

At 12 lbs and 22 inches long this Raytheon missile could be modified for air to air use...:)

https://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/pyros-munition
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation No... more words added

No... more words added
Forum: GPS 07-09-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Yes, no problems and an easy hook-up. Displays...

Yes, no problems and an easy hook-up.

Displays well on the Skyview and I used it as a certified ADSB source with a Dynon transponder.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-08-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,219
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Cut holes in the rear baffle

I had that concern on one of my -6A tanks.

I cut circles out of the rear baffles and fixed the sparse points. Vans sells a repair kit with closed end rivets to fix the big holes...:)
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By az_gila
Question Flox tool question

Guys, what tools are you using to apply flox?

I have used popsicle sticks (large and small) and flex putty knives but can't seen to find a tool to apply small amounts neatly into corners.

What are...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By az_gila
Question Why not use a conduit and stuff the cable with...

Why not use a conduit and stuff the cable with some extra slack into it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,159
Posted By az_gila
Smile And the -6A models...

And the -6A models...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By az_gila
Smile Many imported gliders become "Exhibition and...

Many imported gliders become "Exhibition and Racing"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By az_gila
Smile I'm thinking it is the forward edge of the...

I'm thinking it is the forward edge of the canopy.

And it is a RV-6 with a later canopy and not much space (almost none) to blend in the canopy to the metal with the glass. :)

I went for a metal...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you are using two servos spread out (rear...

If you are using two servos spread out (rear fuselage and wing) the the hub helps. It also makes the pwr/grn connections easier.

But it's all personal choice...:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By az_gila
Smile The distribution hub is slightly different from...

The distribution hub is slightly different from the Dynon one and you change the ends (sex change) to keep the servo cables unique.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up He has them in stock but hasn't added them to his...

He has them in stock but hasn't added them to his web site yet....:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By az_gila
Smile Also buy my distribution hub at Stein to simplify...

Also buy my distribution hub at Stein to simplify the wiring...:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By az_gila
Smile No shield needed. Just twist the two leads...

No shield needed. Just twist the two leads together using an electric drill.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-02-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,227
Posted By az_gila
Smile No, just limit your RPM to the Lycoming...

No, just limit your RPM to the Lycoming recommended 2700 rpm...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-02-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,227
Posted By az_gila
Smile To be more precise for a standard Lycoming, it...

To be more precise for a standard Lycoming, it appears to be 36.5 degrees at 2700 rpm

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/712b87_19a81ce5b1eb45f3b07af440a99b37e8.pdf
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-29-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,227
Posted By az_gila
Question Yes, but what would be the gain in performance...

Yes, but what would be the gain in performance over just having one?

Again, the KISS principle comes into play...:)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-27-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By az_gila
Smile That route takes you through many Restricted...

That route takes you through many Restricted areas, and across the middle of nowhere...:)

I would go a little more South to the Lubbock area, south to the El Paso area and follow I-10 to Gila...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation The -6's use about 40+ bolts to attach the main...

The -6's use about 40+ bolts to attach the main spar, with most being #10s.

Completely different from the later two-seaters...:)

Just use the torque values stated in Vans instructions,
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-21-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,685
Posted By az_gila
Smile Smaller nuts

If it is a -6A get some of the smaller MS-21042 nuts in the 10-32 size.

They will be much easier to access under the gear leg mounts. :)
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation It's not that simple. With the poor contours the...

It's not that simple. With the poor contours the thickness will vary greatly.
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By az_gila
Modifying the contours.... :)

Modifying the contours.... :)
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By az_gila
Question Question on thick/thin filler - RV-10 Interior

I tried asking this in the fiberglass section but only got one reply. :)

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I am just about ready to start filling on my RV-10 canopy cover.

It is an early kit...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,332
Posted By az_gila
Smile Yes, they are part of Van's wiring harness...

Yes, they are part of Van's wiring harness routing (OP-37).
However, you will need far more wires aft than Van's shows so conduits under the baggage floor will be more useful...:)
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By az_gila
Smile If you must, at least use a DPST switch....:)

If you must, at least use a DPST switch....:)
Forum: Canada 05-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,398
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Not Needed for Canada

Unless you are crossing an ADIZ you don't need them...:)
Forum: Fiberglass 05-09-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,189
Posted By az_gila
Question Question on thick/thin filler - RV-10 Interior

I am just about ready to start filling on my RV-10 canopy cover.

It is an early kit (2005) and the finish can be described as "somewhat crappy" :)

I need to add a lot of filler, ranging from a skim...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-08-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up I made a small "bump in" where the nose gear is...

I made a small "bump in" where the nose gear is and also made a new mounting plate that took care of the offset and moved the FAB box a little further forward.
Forum: RV-4 05-01-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up Put a rivet at the intersection of the bulkhead...

Put a rivet at the intersection of the bulkhead and stringers. Then simply space your rivets so they miss the intersection when you add the skin on.

Along the longeron add rivets every 3 or 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,882
Posted By az_gila
Smile The Cheetah should have had a spare fuse holder...

The Cheetah should have had a spare fuse holder in the glove box with six locations...:)
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,997
Posted By az_gila
Thumbs up A 420w would also give you a second comm radio. ...

A 420w would also give you a second comm radio.

I currently have one for sale on that other big selling site....
Forum: GPS 04-29-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,997
Posted By az_gila
Exclamation Not actually required per the FARs.... but...

Not actually required per the FARs.... but recommended
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By az_gila
Question Are you sure the WD-655 L and R weldments are...

Are you sure the WD-655 L and R weldments are installed correctly and not reversed?
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