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Forum: Flight Testing 09-09-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up The big day finally arrives

Congratulations Jeff. Itís a great accomplishment.
Fly safe my fellow RVíer. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 2,577
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up A photo IS worth a thousand words

Ok, now I got it. Sure doesnít take much does it. Iím going to use these photos as guides. Thanks in advance for hopefully a cool running motor.
Hope mine look half as nice as yours. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 2,577
Posted By NYTOM
Yes, now I see. Would you do that on Cylinder 1...

Yes, now I see. Would you do that on Cylinder 1 also? And how about #4. I have never seen any thoughts on widening the gap at the left rear of the baffling near the oil cooler. Excuse my moronic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 2,577
Posted By NYTOM
Any photos / drawings of cylinder 1 & 2

Have know about the problem on rear #3 cylinder and addressing that now as I install my baffling for the first time but a little foggy on the front cylinders.
Just what modifications do you propose...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,658
Posted By NYTOM
Might save a life

Always thought it would be a safety feature if you had a engine out and had to land on a golf coarse, beach or some other place where people were present.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By NYTOM
Scribe the outline of the hole. Drill the biggest...

Scribe the outline of the hole. Drill the biggest hole without going outside the lines. Use a Dremel tool with a cutting bit to get close to the line then finish up with a small flat jewelers file....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,724
Posted By NYTOM
I worked in the petroleum piping industry for...

I worked in the petroleum piping industry for years and occasionally had to get my own supplies. I asked the counter man at the supply shop what the difference was in welding oxygen as opposed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,724
Posted By NYTOM
Iíve found some on line for the 2 to 3 hundred...

Iíve found some on line for the 2 to 3 hundred dollar range from scientific supply
houses but their not very clear on the lubricant used in the unit. Any oils near pure oxygen are extremely unstable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,724
Posted By NYTOM
Refill booster pump .

Great thread since I want to build my own system. As far as refilling from a large tank and getting a full fill as the source tank empties, has anyone used a small high pressure booster pump till the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,075
Posted By NYTOM
Unhappy It would be a heartbreaker

Iíve been working longer than I want to admit on my obsolete 6-A. I canít imagine after all these years and being a EAA member for 31 years of flying my pride and joy into Osh only to be turned away...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By NYTOM
As I recall solid wire should never be used in a...

As I recall solid wire should never be used in a aircraft. In fact it should never be used in cases where vibration or movement is possible.That is if you want it to remain intact and not break.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,508
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Should be on video for RVerís

Iíll Second that. Vicís forum was one of the best that I attended at Osh this year.
Extremely good presentation.
Forum: Tools 07-20-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,106
Posted By NYTOM
Talking Nut Plate Drilling Jig ?

I built my whole plane using a a nut plate drilling jig called a nut plate. I didnít even know there was such a thing. Seems llke the holes on the jig would get larger and sloppier the more you used...
Forum: Tools 07-12-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By NYTOM
Smile Cleveland at Oshkosh

Don if you make it to Oshkosh this year or any year for that matter, Cleveland always has their huge motorhome bus with a very large display where you can touch and see the quality of their products....
Forum: Tools 07-05-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By NYTOM
What is this pre-punched stuff you speak of. You...

What is this pre-punched stuff you speak of. You mean thereís kits that are already drilled? Bolder dash!:D
Second or I guess tenth for Cleveland. Got my original tools from them years ago and...
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,572
Posted By NYTOM
Talking My thoughts exactly

My thoughts exactly
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-30-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,489
Posted By NYTOM
Exactly what Bob said. My buddy drove in and set...

Exactly what Bob said. My buddy drove in and set up a tent under my wing in the Antique and Classis area a few years back. Parked his car in the S lot and hoofed it in. Worked out well.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-30-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By NYTOM
Outstanding photos Vlad. Hope you have a trip...

Outstanding photos Vlad. Hope you have a trip write up or at least some photos when you get home. Been following you. What a trip! Rocky Mountain National Park must have been awesome. Fly safe my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,401
Posted By NYTOM
Thanks Bruce. I wonder why more folks arenít...

Thanks Bruce.
I wonder why more folks arenít producing these. Once the first mold is constructed ( the hard part) it should be pretty easy to knock these out.
They must get sick of the mess and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-19-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,401
Posted By NYTOM
Question Plenum quote price?

Bruce did you ever get that quote from Jan? I wanted one from him a while back and he said they werenít fabricating them at that time but would let me know in a few months when they were and let me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Posted By NYTOM
Thatís actually not a bad looking option Bill,...

Thatís actually not a bad looking option Bill, thanks:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Posted By NYTOM
Thanks, I will try calling tomorrow. Or I may...

Thanks, I will try calling tomorrow. Or I may just get some SS and make it myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Posted By NYTOM
Question Carb heat muff

Some research from the archives showed a lot of folks recommending the
EC100-020 SS heat muff from WICKS for a improved carb heat supply .
Sadly the gentleman who manufactured them in his one man...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By NYTOM
MK1 TBI

Has anyone perfected a fool proof way to make the external regulator on the
MK 1 less or not susceptible to vapor lock? And in fact is it a major problem?
The only reason I ask is the fact that they...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,078
Posted By NYTOM
Question European members?

Mufflers are required in a lot of areas in Europe. Someone ( Sport Aviation, flying, etc.) did a story a few years back about flying quiet in Europe. Had a lot of photos of GA aircraft and they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up I can stop holding my breath.

Thank You
I canít tell you how much happiness your answer gives me. Been praying for a response like yours. :D:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By NYTOM
Just a thought Steve

I donít do a lot of night flying so I installed both as landing lights and wired in a a separate Wig-Wag flasher & switch for collision avoidance. Slow taxi in the dark is still ok using the landing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By NYTOM
OK now I getting a little confused. Somebody...

OK now I getting a little confused. Somebody mentioned 1/4 x 20 nuts.
After checking the Lycoming O-360 parts blow-up photo and parts catalog Iím seeing 5/16 X 18 nuts and 5/16 washers being used....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By NYTOM
Thank you dwrichie. If this were my tractor...

Thank you dwrichie. If this were my tractor thatís exactly what I would do. Whoíd a thought it would be the same for a aircraft. On this plane I question every move I make cause on a plane, itís just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,501
Posted By NYTOM
Red face A Nutty question

I have absolutely no info on the proper nuts to attach my carburetor to my O-360. Elastic stop, all metal stop, drilled hex with safety wire, lock washers. I know this sounds like a dumb question...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-05-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,176
Posted By NYTOM
Thank You Vlad. Probably the the number one item...

Thank You Vlad. Probably the the number one item on my ď to fly toĒ bucket list.
Absolutely beautiful photos.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-18-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,385
Posted By NYTOM
Unhappy The demise of the ďSIXĒ withthe 7 arrival.

I thought the same thing when Vanís discontinued the 6 and introduced the 7 in 2001. I had just finished the tail and started the wings. I was sick. :o. Vans assured me they would be there to support...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,833
Posted By NYTOM
Slightly off topic

Dan I took your advice and Im adding a SS heat shield with fiberfax backing in a installation that looks very similar to yours. I think I obtained the right thickness SS but just wanted to ask what...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
Posted By NYTOM
Perfect. Nice to know everythingís available...

Perfect. Nice to know everythingís available close by. Thanks Bill. Going to check that out.
I figured to stay out there at least a week and in between flying and the weather do a little...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
Posted By NYTOM
Mike Seager

Thanks for posting your experiences with Mike Seager, Bill.
Planning a similar trip soon. Just wondering where you stayed. Looks like Mike is
in the boonies a little. Were hotels and resturants any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By NYTOM
Dry mouth time.

Just wondering Garry, did you have people on the ground just in case.
Iím getting close to that day myself and thought also that 5 AM would be a good time. A ton of folks have told me they want to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,616
Posted By NYTOM
Just tried postimg.com and the only thing that...

Just tried postimg.com and the only thing that comes up is a notice that postimg.com domain is for sale. :confused:


[ed. I think he meant postimg.ORG........not .com. v/r,dr]
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,122
Posted By NYTOM
You are a inspiration. Iím happy for you. Fly...

You are a inspiration. Iím happy for you. Fly safe Bill. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By NYTOM
Oh brother, special tools. Didnít know about...

Oh brother, special tools. Didnít know about that. Though they were supposed to be simple. This things going to driving me into the poorhouse. :D
Thanks Mike.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By NYTOM
Question Marvel MA4-5

Canít seem to find the contents list of the major or deluxe carb rebuild kit thatís offered by Marvel.
Would anyone know if it includes the float? Just found out my shiny new 12 year old carb that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By NYTOM
The systems are separate. The green sync wires on...

The systems are separate. The green sync wires on the landing lights are connected together using a second switch for turning the lights into flashing recognition or Wig - Wag lights in addition to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,194
Posted By NYTOM
Just received my new Teflon / SS brake lines from...

Just received my new Teflon / SS brake lines from Tom Swearengen at TSFlightlines. There extremely high quality and run from the fuselage to the calipers eliminating the aluminum tube altogether. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-30-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,774
Posted By NYTOM
I have a switch similar to that in size in my...

I have a switch similar to that in size in my flap control system that prevents deploying them at high speeds. Two wires and a tube tied into my pitot system. Similar but not exactly the same. My MP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,974
Posted By NYTOM
Thank you Gil. :). I'm going to learn how to do...

Thank you Gil. :). I'm going to learn how to do that in 2018.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,974
Posted By NYTOM
Abandoned and little known airfields

There's some interesting info and photos and just about anything you ever wanted to know about this airport and the site of the now infamous " Vlad incident ". :D. It can be found at Abandoned &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,974
Posted By NYTOM
Smile We're going to need some bigger X's

That abandoned airport where Vlad had his unfortunate adventure has been closed for decades but from google earth looks like a active strip.
They need to go out there and paint some white X's on the...
Forum: Reviews 12-20-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By NYTOM
One of the best feature of the MilSpec fasteners...

One of the best feature of the MilSpec fasteners besides being well made is the ability to be adjusted to the exact thickness of the joining parts. :D. Fiberglass work is hard enough without having...
Forum: Reviews 12-19-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By NYTOM
I believe the new design is at least 5 years old....

I believe the new design is at least 5 years old. You can tell if it's the old design if there are four distinct bent aluminum tabs holding the receiving socket in place on the back side. The newer...
Forum: Reviews 12-18-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Atomic Shout out

Way, way back in 2007 we ( the VAF) were offered one the the first batch of group buys by Jeremy Summers of MilSpec. He offered a complete set of his newest 1/4 turn SS fasteners for our RV's at a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,332
Posted By NYTOM
I got it now. That photo shows a motor right over...

I got it now. That photo shows a motor right over the flap linkage. Mine is centered. I never considered the motor being mounted on the side.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,332
Posted By NYTOM
That's absolutely true Jeff but I believe he's...

That's absolutely true Jeff but I believe he's referring to the linkage that connects to the flap, not the flap motor.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,332
Posted By NYTOM
Castle nuts and cotter pins I believe are only...

Castle nuts and cotter pins I believe are only used on bolts that will normally rotate. The rotation on the flap bearing should only be in the bearing.
Mel?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-13-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,332
Posted By NYTOM
Probably missed torquing in construction.

I agree with Vic on this one since I just completed my own flap installation. If the bearing is properly installed, the bolt should never have the opportunity to turn at all if torqued to specs.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By NYTOM
The brackets used are the same for the 6,7 & 9 A...

The brackets used are the same for the 6,7 & 9 A models.
U-1013C-L & U-1013C-R
The 9-A plans should work. I figured it out by the photos on a builders site showing fabrication of upper nose leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By NYTOM
Heat gun

Slowly apply heat with a heat gun and work the cover off starting with a razor or exacto type blade. I've found that the heat gun works best. Clean it by scraping and rubbing with a small brush on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Thanks Jon, I think I'm good to go. :)

Thanks Jon, I think I'm good to go. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By NYTOM
Thanks Gil. I think I still have the my wing...

Thanks Gil.
I think I still have the my wing templates to check. Wanted to make sure where zero flaps were measured from. So many adjustments are done after getting the fuselage perfectly level...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Thank you Sir :)

Thank you Sir :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By NYTOM
Question Setting proper Flap angles

May seem like a dumb question from such a looooong time builder but when adjusting Flap setting stops, where is the 0 degree reference point when setting say 20 degrees. I'm thinking a level...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By NYTOM
Question Please don't get offended by your lubrication...

Please don't get offended by your lubrication suggestions but I want to understand this :confused: Learned from the beginning of construction how your not supposed to use pencils to mark aluminum...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-03-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By NYTOM
Mike as soon as I read Scott's post about them...

Mike as soon as I read Scott's post about them not fitting the older model wheel
pants I did a search of pressure recovery pants. Someone had posted a photo the two different types side by side. PR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By NYTOM
#2 is for aviation applications

Permatex #2 is non hardening. Should turn without too much force.
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