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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Sam Buchanan
A couple of thoughts: 1) That gap looks awfully...

A couple of thoughts:

1) That gap looks awfully tight, be sure to allow for paint buildup.

2) Make sure you have the lift struts installed before determining final gap, they will tend to push the...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,248
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Your judgment is overlooking the possibility of...

Your judgment is overlooking the possibility of two or three small flakes completely obstructing the fuel pickup screen in the tank. Yes, it is unlikely that both tanks would be starved at the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Sam Buchanan
You can remove the drain valve and clean/repair...

You can remove the drain valve and clean/repair it without draining the tank. Have a spare drain valve handy (or a 1/8" NPT pipe plug) while standing next to the leading edge of the wing. Loosen the...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,175
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Now that you mention it.....I have never seen my...

Now that you mention it.....I have never seen my 1999 RV-6 in flight. I suspect standing on the ramp and seeing it fly for the first time would have been an unforgettable memory.

As it turned out, I...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Maybe due to turbulence below 1000' AGL that 30...

Maybe due to turbulence below 1000' AGL that 30 kts of wind could generate?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Sam Buchanan
The iFly app is another excellent choice and...

The iFly app is another excellent choice and works on many platforms and is a very easy software to learn.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Same here, found that the ferrous material in...

Same here, found that the ferrous material in that area doesn't prevent the Dynon mag from working properly. Just be sure the device is protected from water that can leak in around the fairing. My...
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,723
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Don, what about your other RV-12, I don't see it...

Don, what about your other RV-12, I don't see it in your signature. Just curious after following your build and blog over the years. :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Moderator note: Please keep this FOR SALE thread...

Moderator note:

Please keep this FOR SALE thread "clean" so it can remain open. Any questions/comments about this sale need to be conducted via private communication with the seller/builder.

Thank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,597
Posted By Sam Buchanan
The WAAS GPS for my Stratus ESG is under the RV-6...

The WAAS GPS for my Stratus ESG is under the RV-6 cowl. This has been a common location for gps for many years.
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,552
Posted By Sam Buchanan
It seems the proper brand name is...

It seems the proper brand name is Icaro......oops, y'all beat me to it. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Your OpLims will state what is required for a...

Your OpLims will state what is required for a major change.
Forum: Propellers 05-29-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,027
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Are those oil stains on the inner bore of the...

Are those oil stains on the inner bore of the flywheel? Maybe the crank seal leaked at some point in the past? Not sure how that would happen but the flywheel looks oily....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,989
Posted By Sam Buchanan
For those who want to experiment with a POV...

For those who want to experiment with a POV camera without spending GoPro money (and don't need audio), one of the inexpensive Chinese clones can be an attractive option. I've used a couple of them...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,613
Posted By Sam Buchanan
This is the Classifieds sub-forum. One of our RV...

This is the Classifieds sub-forum. One of our RV brothers is trying to sell an aircraft and his efforts, in his thread, are getting lost in the noise.

Your gonna love this.....but this thread is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By Sam Buchanan
As of now electric propulsion isn't legal for...

As of now electric propulsion isn't legal for aircraft certified in the light sport category, another case where the FARs need to catch up with technology.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,613
Posted By Sam Buchanan
From post #1 of this thread: "Owner wishes to...

From post #1 of this thread:

"Owner wishes to minimize potential liability from future use of this aircraft and parts."
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,613
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Yep, we have screwed up another thread. If the...

Yep, we have screwed up another thread.

If the guy wants to part out his plane....let him do it.

Take the lawsuit discussion to another thread so this one doesn't have to be closed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By Sam Buchanan
You need to find a local DAR (preferably the one...

You need to find a local DAR (preferably the one that would be conducting the certification inspection) and discuss your situation and see if he is likely to issue a certificate. He can point out the...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,667
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Same here. I have used the same local hosting...

Same here. I have used the same local hosting firm (http://www.hiwaay.net/) since my earliest web sites over twenty years ago. Every photo I have posted in that time span is still available at the...
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Sounds like it is working very nicely! :) The...

Sounds like it is working very nicely! :)

The aircraft is going to stall at more nose-high attitude (slower airspeed) at light weight than when flown with a heavy load. The AOA is doing just what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Before running new wire why not try new...

Before running new wire why not try new connectors on each end? Do you have a connection mid-stream? It may be corroded.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Original poster stated his engine is fuel...

Original poster stated his engine is fuel injected.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,764
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Well, Ed....it appears you definitely believe in...

Well, Ed....it appears you definitely believe in redundancy..... ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,764
Posted By Sam Buchanan
The whole point of AOA is avoid getting into an...

The whole point of AOA is avoid getting into an inadvertent low altitude stall or spin........

Oh well, I just know the thing is very useful and it is my primary instrument for pattern operations...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,764
Posted By Sam Buchanan
There ya go. With a little patience, the Dwyer...

There ya go. With a little patience, the Dwyer gauge bezel can be unscrewed, the needle gently pulled from the shaft, and the LRI dial face inserted in place of the generic Dwyer face. Instant LRI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,764
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Naw...I don't buy any of that. I've been flying...

Naw...I don't buy any of that. I've been flying an analog LRI in the RV-6 for over 15 years and 1200 hrs and there is absolutely no issue with including the LRI in the normal visual landing scan. And...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Yep, the engine lift point was designed to handle...

Yep, the engine lift point was designed to handle the weight of the engine, not an entire airframe. The engine mount is a safe location for the hoist, but I also just jack up one side at a time and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Vic, this is excellent advice, I've moved your...

Vic, this is excellent advice, I've moved your thread to General for greater exposure, hope you don't mind.
Forum: Safety 05-07-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,664
Posted By Sam Buchanan
We have a local airport where some "locals" are...

We have a local airport where some "locals" are prone to calling out their position by referencing local landmarks.

I'm sorry, but somebody calling "Cessna NXXXX over the cedar mill" or "over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,727
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Don, thank you for your followup. After buying...

Don, thank you for your followup. After buying insurance for an RV for nearly twenty years I strongly suspected your first posts calling into question the business ethics of the companies we use were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,727
Posted By Sam Buchanan
So Don, you made some pretty strong claims about...

So Don, you made some pretty strong claims about the insurance industry not being ethical. It seems you have a different opinion now, could you enlighten us as to why your position has changed? A...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By Sam Buchanan
OP has dual mags per his quoted post.

OP has dual mags per his quoted post.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,744
Posted By Sam Buchanan
One unfortunate aspect of this situation is that...

One unfortunate aspect of this situation is that you have not experienced the real RV performance envelope. Because you are always flying heavy, your plane never performs as Van intended. Excess...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By Sam Buchanan
You have it backwards. If a mag is grounded, it...

You have it backwards. If a mag is grounded, it won't fire. To test the L mag, the R mag is grounded when the switch is in the L position which kills the R mag.

If a P-lead is disconnected, you...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,664
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Yeah, but it makes them sound like big-shot...

Yeah, but it makes them sound like big-shot pilots, not like the poor untrained slobs that are piddling around VFR.......sorta like those premier pilots who are calling out all those "key" positions...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,664
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Mel, for clarification: The newer Op Lims don't...

Mel, for clarification:

The newer Op Lims don't have verbage requiring "experimental" radio calls. But does 91.319(d)(3) require "experimental" radio calls to towered airports even though that...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By Sam Buchanan
The APRS tracker in my plane is most likely on...

The APRS tracker in my plane is most likely on borrowed time, too. But it still works very well and doesn't require any attention on my part and the aprs.fi web interface has proven to be more...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,664
Posted By Sam Buchanan
The Op Lims for my 1999 RV-6 has the comment...

The Op Lims for my 1999 RV-6 has the comment about including "experimental" in the initial radio call to a control tower.

The Op Lims for my 2016 Fokker replica does not have that comment but does...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Not worried about flight privacy

I have a PiAware receiver feeding data to FlightAware and as a perk for contributing to the FlightAware network I receive a complimentary Executive level FlightAware account. One feature of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,776
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Could we go back to talking about RV's? ;) My...

Could we go back to talking about RV's? ;)

My RV-6 has 3" numbers! :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By Sam Buchanan
That was my thought as well, and it appears to me...

That was my thought as well, and it appears to me seven of the plugs would fail the erosion test.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,744
Posted By Sam Buchanan
You have a very heavy RV-6A (my RV-6 hit the...

You have a very heavy RV-6A (my RV-6 hit the scales at 1010 lbs...painted). Guess your choice is to be satisfied with the performance you have or get a different airplane.....me thinks the O-320 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,744
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I think you need a different pump......

I think you need a different pump......
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-28-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,744
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I didn't see empty weight either so made a fudge...

I didn't see empty weight either so made a fudge factor guess of 1100 for the RV-6A. Our planes get heavier with age (and all the stuff we haul arround...). :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-27-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,744
Posted By Sam Buchanan
You took off at a few pounds over gross for the...

You took off at a few pounds over gross for the RV-6 (~1680 lbs). I would consider 700 ft/min at that weight with an O-320 turning a cruise prop to be excellent preformance. You have a good airplane.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,959
Posted By Sam Buchanan
So BasicMed is not a valid FAA medical???

So BasicMed is not a valid FAA medical???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By Sam Buchanan
http://www.safepilots.org/wp-content/uploads/n8900...

http://www.safepilots.org/wp-content/uploads/n8900_463.pdf
Forum: Safety 04-26-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,959
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Historically that has been good advice. However,...

Historically that has been good advice. However, I fail to see where it is now an issue with BasicMed since the FAA is not in the loop as before.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 04-24-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,909
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Final Report; 2016 RV-4 fatal accident

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20161016X94347&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Gil, I really suggest you send the prop to...

Gil, I really suggest you send the prop to Sensenich. I had my prop repitched at a local shop many years ago and decided I would always let Sensenich do that from now on. They have a hydraulic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Bend the washer???

Bend the washer???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By Sam Buchanan
McMaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/) has...

McMaster-Carr (https://www.mcmaster.com/) has aluminum washers very close to this size.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#93286A058
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,346
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Several documented instances of a tip-up being...

Several documented instances of a tip-up being unlatched during takeoff, mine included. The canopy will ride open about 6" without significant trim change, at least that is the case at pattern...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Don, aircraft insurance cost is very dependent on...

Don, aircraft insurance cost is very dependent on pilot age and recent experience in type. If you used a reputable broker it is unlikely you received a bogus quote.
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,782
Posted By Sam Buchanan
The correct sleeves are copper.........

The correct sleeves are copper.........
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I have not deleted anything in this thread. Did...

I have not deleted anything in this thread.

Did some checking. Your post was in an earlier thread today that was deleted by a different moderator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Sam Buchanan
When this thread winds down I'm gonna move it to...

When this thread winds down I'm gonna move it to General for safe keeping, this is too good to lose. :p

[thread moved; S. Buchanan]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Man...I knew this would be fun! :D

Man...I knew this would be fun! :D
Forum: RV-4 04-18-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By Sam Buchanan
That type of damage is often caused by careless...

That type of damage is often caused by careless use of a wrench to tighten the bearing. Good catch!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Sam Buchanan
This request for an illegal use of an RV has been...

This request for an illegal use of an RV has been deleted once already but I'm gonna leave this one up to see what kind of response it gets. ;)
Forum: Tools 04-12-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Sam Buchanan
That compressor requires 230 volts, may not be an...

That compressor requires 230 volts, may not be an option for the original poster (and he stated he isn't priming or painting).

Having said that I have a similar compressor in the shop but it is...
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