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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not see an option on the poll for the way I...

I do not see an option on the poll for the way I always call the tower.


RV tail-number EXPERIMENTAL, ...

My OpLims require that I identify the EXPERIMENTAL nature of the aircraft and I do that by...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By RV6_flyer
That is only 1/2" higher than my RV-6 with 500-5...

That is only 1/2" higher than my RV-6 with 500-5 tires.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sounds like you purchased the airplane that is in...

Sounds like you purchased the airplane that is in the link and are now ready to sell it.

There is NO price listed for the airplane for sale. It helps when a price is listed. There are many people...
Forum: California 11-18-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By RV6_flyer
Great idea. The inspection party has been done...

Great idea. The inspection party has been done many times before.

IF Fred was his Tech Counselor, they do not get much better than that. People will show up just to try and find something that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By RV6_flyer
IIRC, there were a couple of different...

IIRC, there were a couple of different manufacturers of FADEC systems. The name of the manufacturer and model number should help.

Just because there is something new and maybe better out there is no...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-14-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,593
Posted By RV6_flyer
10 or more years ago...

My primary care physician was also my FAA medical examiner. Saw him two months before my class 3 physical. He sent me to the head of surgery at the local hospital and he did a Laparoscopic Inguinal...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By RV6_flyer
PAX Seat Back Brace (F-638)

My Halon extinguisher bracket is mount on the passenger seat back brace (F-638) and is very easy to reach with or without a PAX. I did use some velcro to help hold it in place but it is very easy to...
Forum: Tools 11-12-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By RV6_flyer
There are cheaper filter cutters and there are...

There are cheaper filter cutters and there are more expense cutters but IMHO, this filter cutter (http://www.airwolf.com/aw/products/oil-filter-cutter) is the best.

I had a cheaper one that did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By RV6_flyer
I retired from being a DAR 6-years ago but have...

I retired from being a DAR 6-years ago but have been following some of the changes that the FAA is making.

It sounds like it will be easier for someone to get their Amateur Built Aircraft Special...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sold. Ships on Tuesday. Check your email for...

Sold.

Ships on Tuesday. Check your email for tracking number.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is a copy / paste of SUBSCRIBE to Kitplanes...

Here is a copy / paste of SUBSCRIBE to Kitplanes magazine. There is a DROP down select menu that gives 1-year Digital or 10-issue printed that included the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes. Response sent to your email.

Yes.

Response sent to your email.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,932
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By RV6_flyer
Local EAA Chapter had this going...

Local EAA Chapter had this going on.

https://i.postimg.cc/YqNDZGbQ/Screen-Shot-2019-11-02-at-5-08-44-PM.png

Had a phone call from one of my Pennsylvania RV friends. He was moving his RV-6A from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By RV6_flyer
Having installed two G5s, one GMU11, and one...

Having installed two G5s, one GMU11, and one GAD13, I do not remember anything different about the connectors other than part numbers.

GAD13 recently installed but the G5s and GMU11 have been...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,221
Posted By RV6_flyer
I typically use a 1" finishing nail. It is about...

I typically use a 1" finishing nail. It is about 1/16" in diameter, fits through the holes and allows all the time one needs to swap o-rings.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-21-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By RV6_flyer
ACK ELT E-01---SOLD

Removed for upgrade to E-04. Been sitting in my hangar since July. Time to get rid of it. $50.

This is just the ELT and does not include the remote, cable, or mounting bracket. What you see is...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By RV6_flyer
ACK E-04 False Alarm

Got home from Petit Jean RV Fly-In yesterday around noon. Had to spend the night 1.5-hours away because of weather. Airplane spent three nights on the ramp at KPMJ but spent the night in a hangar...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,700
Posted By RV6_flyer
On the way. 4.2 hours of flying end up being 5.8...

On the way. 4.2 hours of flying end up being 5.8 hours.

https://i.postimg.cc/y8Vm1bsB/IMG-7442.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/zBRW2mSw/IMG-7444.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/Rh5tjPXk/IMG-7445.jpg

Parked on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By RV6_flyer
0.1 micro Farad is the value recorded in my PAPER...

0.1 micro Farad is the value recorded in my PAPER copy dated Rev B, 12/30/1994. Sometimes the electronic PDF copies does not handle the special characters correctly.

Here is the image of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By RV6_flyer
No. I need to add more words to post this.

No.

I need to add more words to post this.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By RV6_flyer
G5 with GAD 13 in fight photo

I finally flew my new GAD 13 today. Garmin equipment installed are two G5s, GMU 11, and GAD 13. I am using a homemade OAT probe using the instructions from RMI (http://www.rkymtn.com/) ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-30-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By RV6_flyer
I got the GAD 13 with 'homemade' OAT prop...

I got the GAD 13 with 'homemade' OAT prop installed and powered up today for the first time.

My 'homemade' OAT prop (same as used my Rocky Mountain Instrument (http://www.rkymtn.com/) microEncoder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,761
Posted By RV6_flyer
This sounds like something the T18 builders were...

This sounds like something the T18 builders were doing in the '60s. I remember reading in their newsletter about 'hot' rod engines that used cylinders from different engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,339
Posted By RV6_flyer
Short local flight. 0.3 Hobbs / 2.0 gallons on...

Short local flight. 0.3 Hobbs / 2.0 gallons on Sunday 29 September 2019.

https://i.postimg.cc/w3Y6qdkG/Flight-2019-09-29-at-10-05-49-AM-3.jpg

My GAD13 arrived from Steinair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By RV6_flyer
Two years ago, it felt like it took over an hour...

Two years ago, it felt like it took over an hour to pass out all the prizes. There were lots of prizes passed out. Would not be surprised that there are more items added to the booty every day.
Forum: Safety 09-26-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,564
Posted By RV6_flyer
Cold Lake, Alberta...

Cold Lake, Alberta (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Lake,_Alberta) is a very nice place. Have only flown my RV-6 once to the Cold Lake Airport...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By RV6_flyer
The auto repair industry uses small Scotch-Brite...

The auto repair industry uses small Scotch-Brite Roloc discs (https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/Scotch-Brite-Roloc-Surface-Conditioning-Disc/?N=5002385+3293241340&rt=rud). It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By RV6_flyer
G&N...

G&N (https://gnaircraft.com/services/airplane-engine-overhaul/) is located in Griffith Indiana.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-23-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By RV6_flyer
What Kyle said. I also had to cut mine on the...

What Kyle said.

I also had to cut mine on the seam up the outboard side to get mine to align correctly. One side, I had to remove almost 1/4" of material on the outside seam.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,189
Posted By RV6_flyer
Would be nice to know the details. I can say...

Would be nice to know the details.

I can say that I had my "per plans" aluminum lines brake setup make noise once after a caliper rebuild and brake pad replacement. My fix was to "bend" the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,189
Posted By RV6_flyer
If you search the Matroinics RV-list, you will...

If you search the Matroinics RV-list, you will find around 20-years ago, people that tried to use hose had brake noise issues. If the rigid aluminum lines was not perfect aligned, it would also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have manual flaps. I can reach back with my...

I have manual flaps. I can reach back with my right hand and feel what detent the flaps are in.
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,287
Posted By RV6_flyer
Phase I flight testing.

Phase I flight testing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By RV6_flyer
I like the aftermarket Skytronics harnesses that...

I like the aftermarket Skytronics harnesses that have the hard 90-degree fittings at the plugs. I purchased a set from them 23 or 24-years ago and like it better than anything that was available at...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By RV6_flyer
If you have concerns, contact Van's for the facts...

If you have concerns, contact Van's for the facts and not the opinions of others on VAF.

The manufacturer (http://www.langair.com/) for Van's Aircraft factory gear legs offers a straightening...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,539
Posted By RV6_flyer
Flew to Knoxville Downtown Island airport to meet...

Flew to Knoxville Downtown Island airport to meet two RV friends for lunch. I stopped to get $3.85 gallon AvGas before lunch.

They should have some airplane...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By RV6_flyer
Steve: Is there a distance recommendation for...

Steve:

Is there a distance recommendation for the GAD 13 from the GMU 11? Something like greater than one-foot or more.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By RV6_flyer
G5 with GAD 13 OAT

I am planning on adding a GAD 13 to my two G5s and GMU 11 in my RV-6. I have the GAD 13 and connector kit on order and the plan at this time is to use a probe from an old RMI microEncoder for OAT. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,203
Posted By RV6_flyer
GNC 355 Installation Manual

Has anyone been able to get their hands on a GNC 355 Installation Manual?

Would really love to replace my old GX60 with the GNC 355 but will not even start to plan to do it till I know what wiring...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,159
Posted By RV6_flyer
Cheapest thing about flying

The pilot is the cheapest thing about flying.

There are too many variables and options without needing to do a LOT of research. Define the mission requirements is step one.

IMHO, this setup would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,580
Posted By RV6_flyer
8,000' is the typical altitude where you get 75%...

8,000' is the typical altitude where you get 75% power and as you go higher, the percentage goes lower.
Forum: RV-3 09-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By RV6_flyer
WELCOME to VAF. I have not built an RV-3 but...

WELCOME to VAF.


I have not built an RV-3 but looking at both of your images, they appear to be for an RV-3 (or other small aircraft of similar size). They look similar to what would be used on an...
Forum: ADS-B 09-07-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 24,116
Posted By RV6_flyer
Inside the transponder, pin 37 is tied to all the...

Inside the transponder, pin 37 is tied to all the other ground pins (pins 1 & 20). I buzzed mine out before I installed to make sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By RV6_flyer
Do you have the Dynon and the SL40 programmed...

Do you have the Dynon and the SL40 programmed with the correct RS-232 format?

---Insert Copy / Paste from SL40 Installation Manual Appendix E:---

APPENDIX E - SERIAL INTERFACE SPECIFICATIONS

This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,916
Posted By RV6_flyer
Over Engineered (definition)

RV's are NOT over engineered according to the Collins English Dictionary (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/over-engineered).

Copy / Paste:
over-engineered
unnecessarily...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By RV6_flyer
In addition to the above, IF you may want a Nav...

In addition to the above, IF you may want a Nav antenna in there in the future, it is nice to have the coax installed before you close the wing. Some of us also have 2-meter ham radio APRS in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,346
Posted By RV6_flyer
Forward Facing Data Point

I have an O-320 with carb and the standard Van's cowl with FAB.

During flight testing, I ran the following test.

Climbed to 10,000' MSL. Slowed to minimum controllable airspeed. (Somewhere around...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,607
Posted By RV6_flyer
This thread is like the Energizer bunny. It...

This thread is like the Energizer bunny. It keeps going, and going, and going.

Someone said "Self Fusing Silicone Tape."

My comment: That is what the aerospace industry uses. (and what I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By RV6_flyer
Does the hole size in the battery box actually...

Does the hole size in the battery box actually matter? IS there enough structure to support the weight of the battery in a 9-G turn with the larger holes?

9-G as the aircraft is rated at 6-G with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,941
Posted By RV6_flyer
VHF Nav communication

I like the idea of having the VHF Nav receiver in the airplane even if I do not use it for much navigation.

There have been a number of airports that have the AWOS, ASOS, or ATIS transmitting over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By RV6_flyer
Over the years, Van's Aircraft have used two...

Over the years, Van's Aircraft have used two different manufacturers for the master cylinders. The early kits used Cleveland master cylinders and the later kits used Matco.

How do you tell what is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,533
Posted By RV6_flyer
APRS

2-meter ham radio operators have the option of using the FREE APRS (http://www.vansairforce.net/APRS.htm) system to track their aircrafts. Once you have your amateur radio license, you purchase...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,291
Posted By RV6_flyer
Not sure where you are getting your Garmin info...

Not sure where you are getting your Garmin info but it is WRONG. The G5 does not require airspeed or GPS to give an attitude. The G5 can be installed WITHOUT Pitot and Static and still give you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By RV6_flyer
The LEMO jacks in parallel with the "standard"...

The LEMO jacks in parallel with the "standard" jacks is the way Bose recommends it be done in their installation material.

There is a VAF thread about it here...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,718
Posted By RV6_flyer
Charts / Maps

I have been a pilot for more than 37-years. Commercial / Instrument rated with more than 3,000 hours in RVs and have actual RV IFR solo flight time. Have learned to fly before EFB (Electronic...
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,637
Posted By RV6_flyer
I installed the system from Jim in May. I did not...

I installed the system from Jim in May. I did not get the discount but did get the $500. FAA Rebate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By RV6_flyer
Only been to Reno once. I flew commercial into...

Only been to Reno once.

I flew commercial into Reno. Got a room in a Reno Casino that was nice and not very expensive. I rented a car as I was staying one day longer than the races. Was able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By RV6_flyer
It was NOT a random pick. I went to the so...

It was NOT a random pick. I went to the so called Shell Answer Man they had with them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,173
Posted By RV6_flyer
I asked Aeroshell at AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 and...

I asked Aeroshell at AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 and was told not to use the oil in an airplane after the expiration date.
Forum: COMM 08-09-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By RV6_flyer
One only needs a adapter cable...

One only needs a adapter cable (https://www.amazon.com/Bose-A20-Pin-Lemo-Adapter/dp/B011MKAKHO) and to add batteries to the battery box when using a Bose A20 LEMO headset in an aircraft with the two...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,707
Posted By RV6_flyer
Helped with a condition inspection this year and...

Helped with a condition inspection this year and found the ELT armed but the batteries were installed backwards thus the G-Switch test IAW 91.207(d) would not set off the ELT. New batteries...
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