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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,008
Posted By sblack
There are champs and there are champs. some have...

There are champs and there are champs. some have a large dorsal extension in front of the fin (the later ones I think). the early ones don't and are more of a handful.

Fly any tailwheel you can get...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-04-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 66,025
Posted By sblack
how can you have 2 runs at the same rpm but...

how can you have 2 runs at the same rpm but different MAP? This is a fixed pitch prop right? I don't know of a CS warp drive but I suppose nothing is impossible. Different MAP means different power...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,151
Posted By sblack
I think you are always better off landing in to...

I think you are always better off landing in to wind, even if it is down hill. You just have to concentrate on speed and aiming point and have a planned touchdown point beyond which you go around. A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,326
Posted By sblack
I put in a full EFIS (VFR) from MGL - the iEfis...

I put in a full EFIS (VFR) from MGL - the iEfis lite. It was $3.5k give or take. It does everything - flight inst, engine inst, moving map, auto pilot, touch screen, totally costumizable, checkbook...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By sblack
Thank you Charlie

Thank you Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By sblack
The cleveland document says that the torque...

The cleveland document says that the torque plates (at least on some of their brake assemblies) are castings and the bushings are integral and can't be replaced. If I had more info I could machine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By sblack
cleveland brake maintenance

The cleveland brakes on my airplane (other airplane - RV not done yet) are 50 yrs old. There seems to be a lot of play between the 2 pins that the calipers slide on (called anchor bolts) and the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By sblack
Advice is always worth exactly what you pay for...

Advice is always worth exactly what you pay for it. Buyer beware!
Forum: Safety 09-26-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,509
Posted By sblack
Cold Lake Canada? Every lake up here is cold!

Cold Lake Canada? Every lake up here is cold!
Forum: COMM 09-17-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By sblack
I had a problem with mine, out of the box. It...

I had a problem with mine, out of the box. It stopped working almost immediately. I sent it back, they replaced the display, sent it to me. Then it crapped out again when installed, I sent it back....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By sblack
If that smile was any wider I think her face...

If that smile was any wider I think her face would explode :p
You really should have thrown a bucket of water on her though, to make her really feel like part of the gang.
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,143
Posted By sblack
most of these pat generalizations about 2 vs 3...

most of these pat generalizations about 2 vs 3 blade props are urban legends, like better climb but lower top end with the 3 blade. In all the cases in this discussion a 2 blade from one brand with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-12-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,575
Posted By sblack
It has been established through government funded...

It has been established through government funded research that TD pilots are more manly and have higher sex drive. But do what you like.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,882
Posted By sblack
I doubt Van considered any more load cases than...

I doubt Van considered any more load cases than the basic ones on the 7. It's not because you use CAD that all of a sudden you can easily analyse every part of the structure for every load case. You...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-06-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,699
Posted By sblack
especially the middle one

especially the middle one
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,107
Posted By sblack
In that case just close the curtains and press on...

In that case just close the curtains and press on :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,218
Posted By sblack
That is for dome head bucked rivets. Are you...

That is for dome head bucked rivets. Are you saying it works for pop rivets too?
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,107
Posted By sblack
I think the original poster has said more than...

I think the original poster has said more than once that there are sanding scratches on the glass but they don't show up in the low res photos. I agree that it looks shiny, which is bad, but he says...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,357
Posted By sblack
Sulley hit Canadian Geese. So clearly this is...

Sulley hit Canadian Geese. So clearly this is more of an immigration problem. There needs to be a wall on the northern border. Preferably a really really high one. :mad:
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By sblack
I don't recommending filing a notch into the gear...

I don't recommending filing a notch into the gear leg :D especially if you land like me.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By sblack
At one point the tsa decided that somebody could...

At one point the tsa decided that somebody could steal a CRJ by climbing in through a windshield. I guess they had seen open cockpit windiws on older airplanes. So some hero tsa dude climbed up on...
Forum: Safety 08-01-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,797
Posted By sblack
To flip upside down with a burning airplane would...

To flip upside down with a burning airplane would be terrifying
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By sblack
****, I bought the iEfis lite. But then again I...

****, I bought the iEfis lite. But then again I thought I'd be flying 2 years ago. Fir those of you building, leave your efis choice as late as you can. Many projects take a decade. Think of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By sblack
Ok I see what you mean. According to Chapter 549...

Ok I see what you mean. According to Chapter 549 they are called Amateur Built.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By sblack
Why do you say experimental isn't a thing in...

Why do you say experimental isn't a thing in Canada anymore?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By sblack
No problem bending either alloy across the grain...

No problem bending either alloy across the grain provided the min. bend radius is respected.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,612
Posted By sblack
Ok so all this stuff that Mike Busch says about a...

Ok so all this stuff that Mike Busch says about a new engine being more prone to failure than an older engine could be true!

If your mag is missing a bearing I can't see your engine running that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,643
Posted By sblack
You know it's number 2. No number of opinions...

You know it's number 2. No number of opinions here will substitute for pulling off the cowls and investigating. exterior inspection for leaks or cracks, compression test, borescope, pull the jug etc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,547
Posted By sblack
I think Dick Troutman worked at North American...

I think Dick Troutman worked at North American during WWII making panels for P51s. Kent White knew him and has talked about him. He was a legend. Let's face it, making your own airplane doesn't make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,245
Posted By sblack
A friend has this little half or 3rd sized...

A friend has this little half or 3rd sized replica of a harley chopper, electric powered, at his hangar (Newton KS). He uses it to get to the FBO for coffee and bathroom access or whatever.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
Posted By sblack
I was going to use welding cable but then I...

I was going to use welding cable but then I compared the insulation with tefzel with an open flame. The welding cable kind of smoldered with lots of smoke. the tefzel did not. Also, lots of people...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,822
Posted By sblack
A borescope of some kind could help determine if...

A borescope of some kind could help determine if the plugs are installed - through a mag hole? I don't know if this was an issue for you, but I can see how overhauling an engine over a long period of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,195
Posted By sblack
what does beer have to do with building and...

what does beer have to do with building and flying airplanes? Oh wait - everything! Never mind.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-29-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,160
Posted By sblack
There are MS rivets that are oversized just a bit...

There are MS rivets that are oversized just a bit - 1/64" or so. Then there is the next size. Generally if the spacing is more than 2D (D is rivet dia) there should be no issue with going up a size....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,907
Posted By sblack
I just bought a tiny compressor from horror...

I just bought a tiny compressor from horror fraught for $57. I bet it would spin an air drill just fine. At least for long enough to drill a hole. Spend your money on good air tools. They are a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,907
Posted By sblack
If you grab the keyless chuck on most chordless...

If you grab the keyless chuck on most chordless drills it will wiggle. The cheaper the drill the looser the chuck is. The good air drills have solid ball bearings and they are tight. A loose spindle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By sblack
Thanks for the feedback guys.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 110,552
Posted By sblack
I see some waves there in the plaster. That will...

I see some waves there in the plaster. That will require filling - extra work and extra weight. Get a flexible sanding block of some kind and drag it at 45 deg each way to highlight the high spots....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By sblack
In this case the engine was removed and brought...

In this case the engine was removed and brought to the shop by the owner.

LSRM? CTSW? :confused:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By sblack
Rotax maintenance costs

Friends with a 912 powered airplane were charged 40 hrs to have fuel and oil rubber hoses replaced buy a local rotax dealer. That seems outrageous to me, but I am not a rotax guy. Is this out of line?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By sblack
That's another great idea. Thank you.

That's another great idea. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By sblack
Ah that's perfect! Thanks.

Ah that's perfect! Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By sblack
How to dimple in the middle of an installed firewall?

I need to move my voltage regulator to the back of my firewall. The space available has the battery on the other side so I need to dimple for #6 or 8 countersunk screws. The question is how to dimple...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-12-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,930
Posted By sblack
The reamer should only be removing that last...

The reamer should only be removing that last little bit to bring it to size. Don't try to remove 1/16" with it. 10 thou maybe? Alignment is also critical. Not easy to do.

In shop class back in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,418
Posted By sblack
Sorry man, you're done flying for now. My friend...

Sorry man, you're done flying for now. My friend went through it last year and it was exactly what everybody warned him it was - spalling cam. He had no other damage than cam and lifters. He had a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By sblack
you don't mention what sort of engine...

you don't mention what sort of engine instrumentation system you have. An efix, engine monitor, a separate gauge for each type of probe? Are these the CHTs that are on the spark plug gasket or are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-30-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By sblack
Rv4 bellcrank bearing lubrication

I am installing the controls in my 4 and the flange besring in the elevator bellcrank is stiff. What would be the best lubricant? LPC? Grease? 3 in 1? Searched the web and the forum to no avail....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-30-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By sblack
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=83262&page=2
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By sblack
my ex wanted me to quite flying

my ex wanted me to quite flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,312
Posted By sblack
congratulations! Now you have found the only way...

congratulations! Now you have found the only way to make a small fortune in aviation other than starting with a large fortune.

For a while I had Garmin Pilot and I really liked it. Nice interface -...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,811
Posted By sblack
How would anyone know what the G was in a given...

How would anyone know what the G was in a given crash other than some rough estimates based on an analysis of the wreckage, which is very hard to do when the airplane is destroyed? Peak G would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,111
Posted By sblack
[QUOTE=Bill Boyd;1317450]Same thing was noted on...

[QUOTE=Bill Boyd;1317450]Same thing was noted on my flying 6A after a few years when the glass-wrapped wooden stiffeners were removed. Same treatment - sanded out, repainted, stiffeners NOT...
Forum: RV-4 01-17-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 308,962
Posted By sblack
I'm sure the majority of the difference you are...

I'm sure the majority of the difference you are feeling is due to the CG. That is a huge weight increase at the very front. So static long stab will go way up, force per G as well. That corresponds...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-16-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,063
Posted By sblack
Did they charge you for a new plug at the engine...

Did they charge you for a new plug at the engine shop?

How do you like the performance with the CS prop? I imagine it would snap your neck back pretty good on takeoff on such a light airplane.
Forum: Safety 01-15-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,718
Posted By sblack
Talking One day at a bbq I witnessed a perfect...

One day at a bbq I witnessed a perfect demonstration of the back side of the curve on an RV6. The pilot was a fireman who had worked late the previous night and later confided that he probably should...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,108
Posted By sblack
don't forget to advance half a turn, retract 1/4...

don't forget to advance half a turn, retract 1/4 turn or until you feel the chip break off. If the tap starts to be hard to turn, retract it and clean out the chips. And as another poster said, cheap...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-11-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,103
Posted By sblack
I agree with that, which is why I am only using...

I agree with that, which is why I am only using the sensor for a cockpit indication. If it breaks I can look over the side to verify. The motion of the flap motor will be completely independent of...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By sblack
You need to be able to pull a given amount of G...

You need to be able to pull a given amount of G without any permanent deformation of the structure and the structure needs to take 1.5 times that amount of G without anything breaking. In the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-06-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 110,552
Posted By sblack
Nice work. What kind of primer? Self etching?

Nice work. What kind of primer? Self etching?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,063
Posted By sblack
I had that one. I replaced the cam with a rebuild...

I had that one. I replaced the cam with a rebuild and it was slightly different and had those holes for a vacuum pump gear I think. Oil just pees through them from the gallery on one side of the...
Forum: Tools 12-30-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By sblack
A good drill like a sioux is $$$ but you will...

A good drill like a sioux is $$$ but you will never regret it, especially with all the holes you have to drill. My keyless chuck is perfect and so convenient. I would never go back. Also, don't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By sblack
I've heard there are people who don't have...

I've heard there are people who don't have lathes. I don't know how they live. I have 2! Might get a 3rd. :D people are nicer to you when they know you have one. Even nicer if you have a mill.
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