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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,621
Posted By glenn654
Hoover Story (2nd hand)

My uncle was a career USAF fighter pilot and in the later fifties he was stationed at an airbase in Japan.

He told me a story about when Bob Hoover came to the base doing a flight demonstration tour...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,314
Posted By glenn654
I put my OAT in the wing root and have had good...

I put my OAT in the wing root and have had good accuracy and no extra drag. :D

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,974
Posted By glenn654
Wally, The steel plate you have is the...

Wally,

The steel plate you have is the "Aerobatic Plate".

I had a Landoll Harmonic Balancer with the aerobatic plate on my -4 which I flew for 10 yrs before selling.

The aerobatic plate attaches...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,835
Posted By glenn654
I've noticed that the Autolite 386 plugs seem to...

I've noticed that the Autolite 386 plugs seem to have a short reach but have not measured them....is that an problem?

PS being used on an IO-360-?? ECI engine.

Glenn
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,024
Posted By glenn654
Did you make or buy your comm antenna...

Did you make or buy your comm antenna fairings?

I doubt I have the artistic talent to make good ones.

Glenn
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,869
Posted By glenn654
As others have mentioned, I peel off the spongy...

As others have mentioned, I peel off the spongy sticky pad and use Shoe Goo. It's not too expensive and I don't think it will ever come off.


Glenn 654
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-12-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,167
Posted By glenn654
I believe that the Sac Sky Ranch has been closed,...

I believe that the Sac Sky Ranch has been closed, perhaps for 2 or 3 years.

The owner, John Schwaner (sp?) has retired and which is a loss for GA.

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,801
Posted By glenn654
They used to make a "thing" used by radio/tv...

They used to make a "thing" used by radio/tv stations that would erase recordings on magnetic tape, I don't know what it is called but one of those may work well as a degausser.

It was about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,802
Posted By glenn654
SafeAir1 Fittings

I need to buy some extra pitot/static tube fittings and went to the SafeAir1 site and each time I click on an item I get an error message.

I tried Avery Tool but see that they recently closed the...
Forum: Propellers 10-08-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,503
Posted By glenn654
I have a PCU5000 on a -7 I purchased and don't...

I have a PCU5000 on a -7 I purchased and don't think I have any information about it.

Is PCUxxxx a model name or company name?

Where is it made?

Is there a manual or similar available for it and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-02-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,085
Posted By glenn654
GRT Mini-X

Would anyone know if it is possible to take GPS guidance from the Mini-X?

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV-4 09-09-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,502
Posted By glenn654
This always worked well for me. Have your...

This always worked well for me.

Have your machine shop cut a sturdy steel tube approximately 1" long and weld that to a piece of flat stock to create a cup. Then weld the shank of the 3/8 bolt to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By glenn654
Thanks guys....you've been a big help. Glenn

Thanks guys....you've been a big help.


Glenn
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By glenn654
Van's elevator trim wiring

Who makes Van's electric elevator trim servo?

I need the wiring instructions.

Thanks,

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV-4 07-10-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By glenn654
That is a common problem with the -4, I...

That is a common problem with the -4, I believe.

I made stiffening ribs for the top cowl and oil door using 1/4" foam covered with four layers of fiberglass that was extended about 2" around all the...
Forum: Southeast 06-24-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,614
Posted By glenn654
Barnstormers is one of by favorite places. They...

Barnstormers is one of by favorite places.

They have several fly-ins each year and a very good Veteran's Day event.

Ron Alexander (owner) does fly in his DC-3 on occasion.

My girlfriend and I...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,490
Posted By glenn654
Is there a computer program available that may be...

Is there a computer program available that may be used to test a hypothesis of the failure sequence and forces applies in the process?

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: Safety 06-17-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,490
Posted By glenn654
The sequence of failures is the thing I am...

The sequence of failures is the thing I am curious about.

If that first failure had not happened perhaps there may not have been other failures and a recovery may have been possible.

The lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By glenn654
When I get to the hanger this weekend I'll get...

When I get to the hanger this weekend I'll get some pictures of what I am trying to do and I'm sure everyone can get a better idea about what I have written.

Oh, I have also ordered that part from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By glenn654
Blind Rivet Problem

I need to set 8 blind rivets in a confined location and I need a rivet tool with a pulling head 2" or less and all I have found measure 3" including the handle.

I have tried a swivel head puller but...
Forum: GPS 05-10-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,706
Posted By glenn654
I hope you are aware that these units are no...

I hope you are aware that these units are no longer in production and will no longer be supported by Garmin's maintenance shop.(I think)

As long as it continues to work properly I'm sure it will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-10-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,222
Posted By glenn654
I used Ray Allen WW on my -4 for 10yrs and my...

I used Ray Allen WW on my -4 for 10yrs and my only complaint it that it is cut too narrow.
You couldn't avoid stepping off the edge occasionally and scuffing the paint.

I they are listening....cut...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-08-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,241
Posted By glenn654
Where in Texas is this place.....looks like a fun...

Where in Texas is this place.....looks like a fun place for a weekend..

Put the word out early so we can make plans.

Maybe you can get a much bigger crowd next year

Any shower or toiled...
Forum: COMM 05-07-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By glenn654
Jesse, I don't know why he replaced the previous...

Jesse,
I don't know why he replaced the previous SL40, I never thought to ask.

Chaz,

I'll suggest he recheck for a bent pin in the connector.

I just checked with Garmin regarding repair cost and...
Forum: COMM 05-06-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By glenn654
Diagnosing Comm Problem

I recently sold a SL-40 to another VAF'er, he installed it in a plane that previously had a SL-40 in the panel.

He says it will power up OK but will not receive, transmit or have squelch.

I thought...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,761
Posted By glenn654
I hate to see this.....It looks like the Chinese...

I hate to see this.....It looks like the Chinese are going to buy the entire US GA manufacturing industry.

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,438
Posted By glenn654
I'm with Pat for the shorter show. My...

I'm with Pat for the shorter show.

My suggestion would be to start at 1:30 or 2pm and end by 4:30.

Fewer "acts" should be a significant cost savings and still have a good show.

And my biggest...
Forum: Safety 04-01-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,532
Posted By glenn654
Has there been an accident report released on...

Has there been an accident report released on Tony Kennedy's accident yet?

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-31-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,788
Posted By glenn654
As mentioned the Catto Props are excellent....I...

As mentioned the Catto Props are excellent....I flew one for ten years.

But you will also want to do some thorough weight and balance evaluation to see if a little extra weight on the nose will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,739
Posted By glenn654
I've got another speculative question, for those...

I've got another speculative question, for those who have experience with this.

Would it be possible to cause a ground loop upon touchdown to prevent the taildragger from flipping over?


Glenn...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By glenn654
Hank, That fuel flow at full rich and full...

Hank,
That fuel flow at full rich and full throttle in that altitude range is normal.
Even though you are breaking in the engine it is OK to lean a little but be sure to stay at least 150 deg rich of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,874
Posted By glenn654
Jim, I flew an Ellison for 10 years on my O-320...

Jim,

I flew an Ellison for 10 years on my O-320 powered -4 and am a big fan of these TBIs.
From what you describe, I think it is set too lean, the adjustment is critical to get the best operation.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,294
Posted By glenn654
Make this article a sticky

I suggest making this article a sticky so that it can be used as reference for basic aerobatic training info like other documents we have for educational purposes.

My other suggestion would be to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By glenn654
Vendor/Service Search

Is there a vendor or service search feature available on VAF?

For example, I would like to find someone who can do a small powder coating job for me.

Does anyone here do that?

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,421
Posted By glenn654
Don't Bin it yet....finding a suitable taker for...

Don't Bin it yet....finding a suitable taker for possible production may take a while. So don't give up too quickly.

You have a very nicely made form which could be used to create a part-time...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,494
Posted By glenn654
D., I think you are on to something worthwhile,...

D.,

I think you are on to something worthwhile, aviation gains are small but add up.

Think about all the work done to get a 2.5% improvement in prop efficiency, if you have the knowhow to pursue...
Forum: Safety 01-27-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,863
Posted By glenn654
An interesting function could be added to our...

An interesting function could be added to our EFIS.......a feature which will record the info. to build take-off data to customize our own table of take-off performance.

Our baro. pressure is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,698
Posted By glenn654
Plenum/Baffle Q

For those of you who run a plenum, have you ever had any problems of cracking baffles?

Was thinking the plenum cover may be too restrictive of movement of the baffles and cause cracking.

Glenn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 710
Posted By glenn654
Birthday Donation

Each year I give myself a gift of guilt-free access to this great site on my birthday.

So Doug the check is in the mail.....no, really it is....

I included the regular amount plus a commission on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By glenn654
Dan, About the FG wraps, do they cover the same...

Dan,
About the FG wraps, do they cover the same areas covered by the metal baffles or do the cover a little more?

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV-3 12-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,426
Posted By glenn654
Hey Smokey, That Gemini looks like a Wing...

Hey Smokey,
That Gemini looks like a Wing Derringer....really cool plane.

Hope they can get a kit out soon, would like to see some flying.

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,173
Posted By glenn654
Has there ever been an incident of a stick...

Has there ever been an incident of a stick breaking anywhere?

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV-4 12-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,147
Posted By glenn654
Could the bolt hole not be enlarged to include...

Could the bolt hole not be enlarged to include the smaller pilot hole and use a larger bolt?
It wouldn't be easy to but would be easier than replacing the rear spar carrythrough.

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: Painting your RV 11-23-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By glenn654
Thanks Guys. Pretty much what I thought but was...

Thanks Guys.

Pretty much what I thought but was curious.

Will use self-etching epoxy primer.

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,971
Posted By glenn654
painting without primer

I have been thinking lately that it may not be necessary to prime the exterior before painting but rather lightly scuff the skin and paint.

Has this method been used much and how well does it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,958
Posted By glenn654
Speaking of tires....what do you do with your...

Speaking of tires....what do you do with your worn out ones?

Will a retreader buy it or just take to your local tire store for recycling?

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,766
Posted By glenn654
Keep us up to date with what you come up...

Keep us up to date with what you come up with.....I may want one too.

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-22-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 26,592
Posted By glenn654
Are passports required? Glenn Wilkinson

Are passports required?


Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-10-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,742
Posted By glenn654
I'm surprised to see that the -8s shown are not...

I'm surprised to see that the -8s shown are not running with a tailwheel fairing.
I would think that would be worth a couple of knots.

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-07-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,514
Posted By glenn654
I never imagined that those engines could produce...

I never imagined that those engines could produce that much power.

I suppose they'll have to go to nitromethane to get any more power. :D

A top fuel sport class racer.....

OR

A...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 09-07-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,441
Posted By glenn654
About primer lines, I've had 3 breaks over the...

About primer lines, I've had 3 breaks over the ten years I had my -4 and upgraded the lines with SS injection lines and flew for 2-3 year before selling.
Problems solved as far as I know.


Glenn...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-06-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,514
Posted By glenn654
Off Topic...a little

Could a Nemesis fly in the Unlimited Gold class if it had the power of a turbo prop and could fly those speeds?
(assuming it is beefed up to handle the greater stresses)

Or must power be piston...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,468
Posted By glenn654
I think you may want to reconsider your full rich...

I think you may want to reconsider your full rich fuel flow as part of your solution.

I had a -4 for 10 yrs, O-320-D1A with Ellison TBI and Catto prop and I never came remotely close to running the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,327
Posted By glenn654
Bob, If there is a CAF chapter nearby get...

Bob,

If there is a CAF chapter nearby get involved there, you can get engine repair experience every time you go.
Won't be lycomings but most of what you will learn will transfer and you'll get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,407
Posted By glenn654
I think I have read that balsa wood has much the...

I think I have read that balsa wood has much the same properties as cork regarding fire resistance.

Does anyone know this to be the case?


Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,199
Posted By glenn654
Gash, You may want to reconsider using...

Gash,

You may want to reconsider using Dynamat.

I know it would be great as a damper but may also be flammable at a fairly low temp. I know it would be outside the cockpit but could still be a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,893
Posted By glenn654
I really enjoy threads of this type...I learn...

I really enjoy threads of this type...I learn something every time.

For example, I had never considered that air loss through the gear leg holes in the cowl would be significant but now I know...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,893
Posted By glenn654
We've all read about how efficient and low drag...

We've all read about how efficient and low drag the NACA scoops are.

Has anyone tried to use small scoops in a reversed position in the high pressure areas Dan highlighted, I would think one on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By glenn654
The Red Bull people sure put on a good...

The Red Bull people sure put on a good show......

The bridge takeoff was cooool.....


Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-27-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,046
Posted By glenn654
At 10k + altitude your fuel flow seems to be high...

At 10k + altitude your fuel flow seems to be high even at full throttle.

You may need to recheck your K factor for fuel flow, if its off that would affect the indicated %power.

Glenn Wilkinson
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-25-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,893
Posted By glenn654
CAFE Reports

For those who don't already know, go to the CAFE Foundation's site to find three articles from the Miss. State aerodynamics research papers.

Lots of good information and well worth the time and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,103
Posted By glenn654
Oil canning -7 and the -14 design

I was looking at a -14 tailcone under construction at the build assist shop where I am finishing my -7.
I noticed that in the section where the -7 is prone to oil canning that on the -14 Vans uses a...
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