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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím pretty sure they are supposed to be properly...

Iím pretty sure they are supposed to be properly torqued on QB tanks, but occasionally they miss that step and as Steve said, are just hand tightened. One of the tanks at our airport had the B-nut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Scott Hersha
Vic, Thatís not the B-nut Iím talking about. Iím...

Vic,
Thatís not the B-nut Iím talking about. Iím talking about the one that attaches the fuel vent line to the 90 degree bulkhead fitting inside the tank. There is no safety wire on that nut and itís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Scott Hersha
QB FUEL TANK CAUTION

For those with QB wings and therefore finished fuel tanks, hereís something to check before installing the fuel level sender and large inspection plate opening on the inboard tank rib with pro seal....
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Scott Hersha
My PP alternator was outputting up to 16v at...

My PP alternator was outputting up to 16v at times and tripping the field circuit breaker - and itís new, still in phase 1. I sent it back to Hartzell engine technologies and they found a bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 573
Posted By Scott Hersha
I would be willing to drive a whole lot more than...

I would be willing to drive a whole lot more than 90 miles to save $900 in crating charges. Those large crates are going to be in your way in the shop. You could get 3 or 4 of those plastic bins from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Scott Hersha
Alright Dave!!! Way to go! River Rats rock....

Alright Dave!!! Way to go! River Rats rock. Even more reason for a PARTY at HAO. Smokey can be our moderator. No flying, so plan on spending the night. BB will have details on RR party plans. Iím...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Scott Hersha
Vanís fuel level sender

Seeking help from the group....
I have recently finished and flown my new RV8 and Iím having strange indications from my left tank float fuel level sender. Sometimes it indicates correctly, but then...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,389
Posted By Scott Hersha
Check out the rear stick cover from Cleaveland...

Check out the rear stick cover from Cleaveland Airtool (aluminum) - $75. You could roll your own, or save time with this....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By Scott Hersha
Being flat in this area is not a Ďbad thingí,...

Being flat in this area is not a Ďbad thingí, aerodynamically. There isnít an aerodynamic benefit, and as Scott says, appearance would be an issue (if you modified it) relative to the mated outboard...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,609
Posted By Scott Hersha
My Superior XP IO-360 came with an Aeroquip hose....

My Superior XP IO-360 came with an Aeroquip hose. They donít use the hardline anymore because of some issues with wear against the clamps holding the line under the cylinders. This flexible line is...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-31-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By Scott Hersha
McRae, GA (KMQW). Golf course right across the...

McRae, GA (KMQW). Golf course right across the road.
Forum: Northeast 03-29-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By Scott Hersha
Scott, Good move on getting someone to evaluate...

Scott,
Good move on getting someone to evaluate you before you fly yours. Iíd be happy to help if you can get one of your neighbors to loan you their plane (Steve, Sam/Dan, Dale, even Bob B.). My CFI...
Forum: RV-10 03-29-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By Scott Hersha
To answer the OPís original question...... ...

To answer the OPís original question...... yep.
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,759
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mehrdad, I think you need to get all of the...

Mehrdad,
I think you need to get all of the chipped areas out of the holes you've drilled. A chip is a stress riser, and under the right conditions of temperature and load near the hole, it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By Scott Hersha
Because of your family situation, and since you...

Because of your family situation, and since you brought it up, it is obviously a valid concern. I think it would be a good idea to just plan on getting someone to do your initial test flights. That...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By Scott Hersha
I did a similar thing on my (former) RV4. I...

I did a similar thing on my (former) RV4. I removed the leaky screw, cleaned the area around the screw very well, and installed a new screw. I put pro seal in the screw hole, on the screw shank, and...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,427
Posted By Scott Hersha
Two of my friends and I (the 2 Redline Pilots)...

Two of my friends and I (the 2 Redline Pilots) bought the Flyboys cowl installation tool together for our new RV8 projects. All three of us have used this tool, and it works great - but you need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,579
Posted By Scott Hersha
Be careful how you manage this. You can't 'rent'...

Be careful how you manage this. You can't 'rent' your homebuilt to anyone. They can pay for your hangar expense, or other expense, like insurance, but you are letting them fly your airplane. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,579
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ian, It sounds like you have two separate...

Ian,
It sounds like you have two separate concerns relative to a partnership. One deals with building, and the other deals with ongoing operation and ownership costs after the airplane is finished....
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Scott Hersha
I cut off the part of the rib flange that...

I cut off the part of the rib flange that coincides with the aft part of the skins, and made a new flange section that points outboard in those two areas. These pieces need to be spaced away from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,579
Posted By Scott Hersha
I'm doing this right now with my current RV8...

I'm doing this right now with my current RV8 build. We've formed an LLC, and have written bylaws. The bylaws dictate how the plane will be scheduled, maintained, and how expenses are paid for. I'm...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,211
Posted By Scott Hersha
I drove up to Dayton, Ohio area to pick up a new...

I drove up to Dayton, Ohio area to pick up a new canopy for my RV8 after cracking the original one during construction. The guys at Airplane Plastics (manufacturers of our Vans canopies) cleaned glue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By Scott Hersha
Blue Sky Aero at Morris, Illinois (C09) does...

Blue Sky Aero at Morris, Illinois (C09) does tailwheel training in an RV4. They are also supposedly getting an RV8 for training soon. AND they also have a Citabria, and I believe a Stearman for...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By Scott Hersha
I clecoed mine in place with 3 clecoes to hold...

I clecoed mine in place with 3 clecoes to hold while the epoxy was curing - two clecoes at the back in the wide area, one up near the nose of the NACA to hold it flat. A week later, when the epoxy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,347
Posted By Scott Hersha
Attaboy Steve! Why?? It's prophetic. You were...

Attaboy Steve! Why?? It's prophetic. You were the guy that needed to be there. Your situational awareness and willingness to help made a difficult situation for a fellow aviator and friend...
Forum: Rocket 01-27-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,906
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a very similar setup in my RV8 and I think...

I have a very similar setup in my RV8 and I think it's perfect, except for one thing. I wouldn't waste panel real estate on an iPad. I have an iPad mini too, but it is the easiest and cheapest thing...
Forum: RV-4 01-24-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Scott Hersha
My (former) RV4 has a GRT roll servo mounted as...

My (former) RV4 has a GRT roll servo mounted as you describe - under the floor, connect to the roll tube. GRT sells a servo mounting kit for this on their website: www.grtavionics.com.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,096
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bill,....... um...... you're not allowed to use...

Bill,....... um...... you're not allowed to use logic........
Forum: RV-10 01-23-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,006
Posted By Scott Hersha
Have to agree with all that is said concerning a...

Have to agree with all that is said concerning a pre buy. If you are east of the Mississippi, Vic is almost in the middle. No better guy to do a pre buy than Vic. Buying an airplane that almost meets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Scott Hersha
Try this part number and then call Vans ands ask...

Try this part number and then call Vans ands ask the what size the hole is.

http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1516763542-324-387&browse=misc&product=t-cover
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,186
Posted By Scott Hersha
The P-51 - first thing is, it's a 400+Knot...

The P-51 - first thing is, it's a 400+Knot airplane and has mush thicker plexiglass, and it might have a different composition for protection. I imagine it's not a 'blown' canopy. It's probably...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By Scott Hersha
For me, the kit supplied cut-off wheel would just...

For me, the kit supplied cut-off wheel would just sort of melt the plexi - SLOWLY. I ended up buying this Dremmel saw at Home...
Forum: RV-3 01-22-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Scott Hersha
If it's like the RV4, you'll need to modify the...

If it's like the RV4, you'll need to modify the firewall where the bump out is for your rudder pedals - to make room for the aft mounted prop governor. This area would be bumped in between your...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,273
Posted By Scott Hersha
I found the RV14 wing skin a little easier to...

I found the RV14 wing skin a little easier to rivet than the -8, or -6 because I believe the wing skin is a little narrower from the main spar flange to the aft spar, so you don't need to have such...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep..... I missed that part, sorry. I didn't...

Yep..... I missed that part, sorry.

I didn't have any AC for the back seat of my -4 (sold now), but as was said already, an RV8 type rear seat vent might work well. You'll probably have to make a...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Scott Hersha
Another possible solution: run a scat tube...

Another possible solution: run a scat tube (inside the engine compartment) from an adapter on your rear baffle in the center above your crankcase split line to the firewall. On the inside of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,320
Posted By Scott Hersha
He has a medically disqualifying condition. That...

He has a medically disqualifying condition. That excludes him from light sport, or basic med. It doesn't sound like he wants to continue with this airplane as SIC. He just needs advice on selling it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By Scott Hersha
Propeller choice

I'm ready to order a prop for my new RV8, and have decided to get the Hartzell blended airfoil C2YR-1BFP. The question I have for those with experience - is there any advantage/disadvantage of a 74"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,513
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes, you'll need to replace at least a section of...

Yes, you'll need to replace at least a section of that aft spar, in accordance with what Vans says. Also, you should check edge distance on the hole in the clevis - the part where this part attaches...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,775
Posted By Scott Hersha
Did the original crack emanate from a hole/pulled...

Did the original crack emanate from a hole/pulled rivet used in the initial installation?
Forum: COMM 12-29-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a Garmin G3X system with a GTR200 and a...

I have a Garmin G3X system with a GTR200 and a GTR20 for communication. Good price point, about $1K each. The -20 is mostly a backup for IFR flying, but works just like the -200, but is remote...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By Scott Hersha
My Fairings, Etc intersection fairings have those...

My Fairings, Etc intersection fairings have those 'pretend fastener' bases too. They use a couple sheet metal screws to attach the fairing together at the split line. It looks like fiberglass...
Forum: Fiberglass 12-20-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve gotten glass cloth from a company in NC...

Iíve gotten glass cloth from a company in NC called Thayercraft at very reasonable prices, but I think they may no longer be in business.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-12-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,038
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used the avionics relay from Steinair - just...

I used the avionics relay from Steinair - just bought the relay - 13 bucks. Wiring diagram on their website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 113,635
Posted By Scott Hersha
I guess what I'm looking at are the flap...

I guess what I'm looking at are the flap brackets, so not applicable to the RV8. I was referring to the lower aileron brackets which protrude just slightly, like all RV's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 113,635
Posted By Scott Hersha
That's looks really great, Steve, on those Airbus...

That's looks really great, Steve, on those Airbus designed aileron brackets. Do you have something for the much smaller bumps under the RV8 wings?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,466
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sam - Hah! I used a cool welding technique!...

Sam -
Hah! I used a cool welding technique!

The paint I used to repaint was Ford tractor paint from Tractor Supply, which I thought was supposed to be the same color as Vans powder color - clearly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Scott Hersha
Vernier throttles are not permitted in most...

Vernier throttles are not permitted in most formation groups. It could be a good choice for your mixture (#1), or your prop control (#2).
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By Scott Hersha
The only thing you need to know about crimpers is...

The only thing you need to know about crimpers is this: you need every crimper ever designed by anyone, ever, and then there will still be times when you don't have the right crimper. The problem...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,466
Posted By Scott Hersha
RV8 Bent Stick

OK, I’m trying the google photo sharing instruction on this site to see if I can get it to work. I have the app on my iPad because my son in law, who is an excellent photographer, uses google to post...
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By Scott Hersha
Congrats Mike! I'm sure it's a thing of beauty -...

Congrats Mike! I'm sure it's a thing of beauty - verified by Laura's reaction as you say. I'm guessing it's one of those hydraulically actuated single piece doors. Should be a great sun/rain shield...
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By Scott Hersha
Chris, I think you have it figured out. Remember,...

Chris,
I think you have it figured out. Remember, any time you do something not in the plans, you'll need to apply this same standard in the parts you are assembling. If you install an autopilot, the...
Forum: RV-4 12-07-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By Scott Hersha
Here's the way I like to think of it - If I was a...

Here's the way I like to think of it - If I was a bearing in a rod end, and if I became separated from the rod end (either by failed bearing race or some defect), then what would happen next. If the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By Scott Hersha
In the 'old days', car seat heaters had tiny...

In the 'old days', car seat heaters had tiny little copper wires in them to transfer heat. Nowadays the seat heat pads have some sort of conductive carbon cloth like material that is so thin and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,238
Posted By Scott Hersha
John, As far as the washers are concerned, have...

John,
As far as the washers are concerned, have you tried using two thin (-L) washers in place of one of the regular thicker washers?
If you are using three regular washers on one side, and two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,556
Posted By Scott Hersha
Two thoughts on heated seats: I installed heated...

Two thoughts on heated seats: I installed heated seats in my Honda SUV a few years ago and it was quite easy to do and much less expensive than factory installed ones. It would be much easier on an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By Scott Hersha
Guess I'll nix that idea! Precise...

Guess I'll nix that idea! Precise controllability was my concern too when I tried it at the booth at Oshkosh. I thought maybe someone has tried it in an airplane, and could comment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By Scott Hersha
Infinity grip pivot spacer

I was wondering if anyone has hands on experience and can give a PIREP on the Infinity pivoting spacer. I saw it at OSH and might consider it for my new RV8. It allows the grip to pivot in your hand...
Forum: RV-4 11-09-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Scott Hersha
The RV8 plans have you set the wheel pants and...

The RV8 plans have you set the wheel pants and gear leg fairings weight off. It also has you set toe-in/out to zero, weight off (using shims if necessary). This will probably result in something...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 433,625
Posted By Scott Hersha
David, How did you attach the boards to the...

David,
How did you attach the boards to the wingtip cutouts?
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,387
Posted By Scott Hersha
Frank, To answer your original question: ďMy...

Frank,
To answer your original question:

ďMy question in the RV-6 is this: if I go full forward on the stick in the RV-6 and hold, will the tail continue to rise as speed builds and eventually...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,342
Posted By Scott Hersha
The builder should have this information from...

The builder should have this information from his/her phase I flight test data. While it isn't required to have a Pilot's Operating Manul (POM), it wouldn't be a bad idea to write one yourself if you...
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