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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,901
Posted By wyoflyer
Repaired an RV-8 that had similar damage. One...

Repaired an RV-8 that had similar damage. One thing that helped a thousand percent was the ability to roll the airplane on it's side to have easy access to the bottom. I just inserted a short false...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,121
Posted By wyoflyer
one more suggestion

Haven't seen it mentioned yet, but one way to fix slightly dimpled skin on the visible side is to get a hardwood dowel or steel rod approx. 1/2" diameter and if you can get access to the back side,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,338
Posted By wyoflyer
Thanks for the responses guys. The damage was...

Thanks for the responses guys. The damage was fairly eextensive (ground loop). I'm sure I can repair it but my brother posed the questions to me. He is an A&P, and an IA and is trying tO compare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,338
Posted By wyoflyer
Repairing a friends RV

Can I legally repair a friends RV? Can I charge for this service? Can I return it to service?
Forum: RV-4 08-06-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,951
Posted By wyoflyer
Vans has

A plan sheet for the jig for an RV4. Just give them a call.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-28-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 77,947
Posted By wyoflyer
one more tip

Thanks for the info Dan. One tip that really helped speed up the cutting and buffing process was a squegee. After the rinse, use the squegee to wipe off the sanded paint and water. One swipe and...
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,813
Posted By wyoflyer
wyodave

Love to have you stop by....check your pm
Forum: RV-4 09-24-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,813
Posted By wyoflyer
yep, that's the one that made me want to start on...

yep, that's the one that made me want to start on this project in the first place!
Forum: RV-4 09-23-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,813
Posted By wyoflyer
The plane was bought off e-bay 2 yrs ago from a...

The plane was bought off e-bay 2 yrs ago from a gentleman who bought the kit in 1988. Hadn't even opened the boxes. Luckily, there was very little corrosion or rust. The fastback bulkheads were...
Forum: RV-4 09-23-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,813
Posted By wyoflyer
try again

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Forum: RV-4 09-23-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,813
Posted By wyoflyer
fastback 4

Another fast back RV4 ready for the paint shop. Now if I can just decide what color....the hardest part of any project!
http://http://yfrog.com/55013hjj
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By wyoflyer
older style cowl on rv4

Tim,
Do a search on "tight cowl / airbox on older RV-4". Smokeyray has a pic for you. I fashioned one out of fiberglass, but aluminum would probably be easier.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,693
Posted By wyoflyer
Dave, If you are ever in Sheridan, I have a 6 you...

Dave,
If you are ever in Sheridan, I have a 6 you can sit in. We might even go fly. :) I also have a 4 that is 90% done if you want to try that on for size.
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,274
Posted By wyoflyer
filtered air

Smokey,
Thanks, just what I was looking for. A couple other questions. What length prop extension did you use with that set-up? Can it be done with the shorter 2.25? Also, just got off the phone...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,274
Posted By wyoflyer
pictures?

You wouldn't happen to have any pictures of your installation would you Smokey? I am right at that point in construction. I bought an older RV4 kit (1988) and just mounted the engine last night. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,036
Posted By wyoflyer
bicambered prop?

Chad,
Have not heard of the Felix bicambered prop. Can you tell me more about it?
Do they make one for an RV-4/0-320? Do they sell retail? I went to their website and couldn't tell exactly what...
Forum: RV-4 01-23-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By wyoflyer
try again

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Forum: RV-4 01-22-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By wyoflyer
mounting wings

So today I got in that "can't wait for anybody, gotta do it all myself mode" and I mounted the wings on my fastback 4 for the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By wyoflyer
magneto question

I have a question for the engine gurus out there. I have the opportunity to purchase two, brand new in the box magnetos for my 0-320 lyc. at a very good price. The question is that they are both...
Forum: Safety 11-05-2007, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,067
Posted By wyoflyer
Fuel Drain Leak

Before flying the other day, I did my usual preflight and drained fuel from the quick drains on each tank. No water so I hopped in and started to taxi. As I passed the local FBO a lineman kept...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 1,437,694
Posted By wyoflyer
Just a few more points. I too would be curious...

Just a few more points. I too would be curious what the back side of the baffle around those rivets looks like. I haven't had the tank off yet to look but it will be easy to check, once I do. Also,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 1,437,694
Posted By wyoflyer
picture

Oops, let me try again.....
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 1,437,694
Posted By wyoflyer
blister picture

I've noticed through all of these threads that no one has posted a picture. Here is mine. As a data point....paint is Dupont, base/clear, primer is DB40 epoxy, skin was scuffed with scotch brite...
Forum: RV-4 09-06-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661
Posted By wyoflyer
After a few hours in the shop today, this is my...

After a few hours in the shop today, this is my best effort. It looks o.k. I can probably live with it. At least I didn't have to resort to that "other" fairing...
Forum: RV-4 09-06-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661
Posted By wyoflyer
Steve, I have to admit that I didn't see the...

Steve, I have to admit that I didn't see the fairing on plan #40. I remember wondering what those two .016 pieces were. I guess I will just make some posterboard pieces of that dimension and see if...
Forum: RV-4 09-05-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661
Posted By wyoflyer
I did leave an overhang. It stops an inch or so...

I did leave an overhang. It stops an inch or so past the rear fuse spar mount.http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9813/dscf0761co6.th.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf0761co6.jpg)...
Forum: RV-4 09-04-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661
Posted By wyoflyer
fuselage question

I have a question. I can't find any pictures or text on how to finish this area. Do I just leave it...do i try to fabricate a fairing... or...
Forum: RV-4 04-06-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By wyoflyer
which angle???

Guys,
I am building an RV-4 (circa 1989) and am constructing the firewall. The 3/4 x 3/4 .125 angle that runs around the perimeter and reinforces the firewall needs to be cut and I would like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By wyoflyer
low oil pressure

Went flying yesterday and happened to glance at my oil pressure guage. It read 50lbs!! when normally it is around 80+. Immediately turned back toward the airport watching the guage all the time and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2007, 09:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,851
Posted By wyoflyer
posted last year but relevant

The fuel pump on my RV6/0-360 has been flucuating quit a bit lately and generally trending downward, pressurewise. Flew yesterday and happened to glance at the pressure gauge and it was at 1 lb.!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,267
Posted By wyoflyer
edge roller

Having built two RV's and working on my third and owning three different types of manufactured edge rollers..I've found that the best tool for the job is a piece of 3/4" hardwood. Something like 1...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By wyoflyer
Thumbs up I had the same engine and had Divco in Tulsa, Ok....

I had the same engine and had Divco in Tulsa, Ok. machine the rear access. case. It only cost around a $100. You will also need a different gear with an eccentric on it and a fuel pump plunger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,931
Posted By wyoflyer
wyoflyer

just noticed the exact same problem today on my rv-6. Tank vents are the straight tube cut at an angle. Pro-sealed ribs on top. Dupont DB-48 epoxy primer & base-coat, clear-coat paint. Thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2006, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By wyoflyer
He was giving an "airshow special" and it was...

He was giving an "airshow special" and it was $100. I was waiting for an engine/math guru to tell me how 50 rpm translates into horsepower......anybody?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By wyoflyer
almost free horsepower!!

Yesterday, the guy that does dynamic balancing of your engine/prop combo came down from Billings, Mt. for an airshow here in Sheridan. It was a good opportunity for me to finally do that balancing...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-31-2006, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By wyoflyer
instrument rating in a hurry

Just trying to get some feedback from anyone who has gotten their instrument rating from a flight school or company that has you finish in 7-10 days. I've read all the ads in the magazines and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By wyoflyer
I have had continuing leakage problems. Mostly...

I have had continuing leakage problems. Mostly with the AN 90 degree fitting coming out of the bottom of the master cylinder. First used teflon tape, then teflon thread sealer (at $15 per tube!)....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 23,199
Posted By wyoflyer
trainguy

This has been my cockpit for the the last 35 years. Notice the cool EFIS screens. We've actually had these for about 10 years....made by Rockwell, so its been real easy to adjust to the Dynon. :)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By wyoflyer
fuel pump heads-up

The fuel pump on my RV6/0-360 has been flucuating quit a bit lately and generally trending downward, pressurewise. Flew yesterday and happened to glance at the pressure gauge and it was at 1 lb.! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,046
Posted By wyoflyer
Finally! After way too much delay caused by...

Finally!
After way too much delay caused by weather, work, having to be out of town, and an alternator that wouldn't alternate (jumper wire?....what jumper wire on the voltage regulator????) N356DM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,963
Posted By wyoflyer
ANR's and hearing loss

My son, who flies helicopters for the Coast Guard, called me last night night and told me that they "immediately" told them they would not be allowed to use their ANR headsets. They said a study was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2005, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,046
Posted By wyoflyer
the frozen north

Having a completed RV-6...$50,000

Having the local DAR inspect your RV
and give you the pink slip!....$480

Having your completed plane setting in the
hanger with the wind blowing 25 m.p.h.,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2005, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,166
Posted By wyoflyer
I second that. I did the same thing only along...

I second that. I did the same thing only along the top of the sub-panel. I placed a few electrical items toward the top of this panel (relay, aux power source) too close to the top. Same deal,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By wyoflyer
prop position

I am at the final stages of final assembly on my RV6 and putting the prop on.
I know that I have read in "20 Years of the RVator" that there is a "best" position for the prop in relation to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2005, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By wyoflyer
Bill of Sale question

Am in the process of registering my RV6 and note that the registration app. must be accompanied by a bill of sale. After aquiring this form from Van's, I've noticed that the line reading "for and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,450
Posted By wyoflyer
Well, you guys are giving me hope. I did talk to...

Well, you guys are giving me hope. I did talk to the EAA this morning and they said that the 90+ days sounded rather unreasonable.......however, if at all possible, don't mess up the application. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,450
Posted By wyoflyer
Registering your RV

Just as a heads up for anybody getting close to first flight. My plane has just left the paint shop and I admit that I'm procrastinating a little, but I thought I had better start getting my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2005, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By wyoflyer
jetblue aftermath photos

not RV related but interesting!https://commcenter.bresnan.net/Session/161426-oJpyEL1FVItJCkkXH4Ml-jizkbtx/MessagePart/INBOX/19152-02-B/ATT1466905.gif
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