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Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,585
Posted By j-red
That is such a better idea than a washer! I...

That is such a better idea than a washer! I stressed about this very thing after reading threads about sticks breaking in half and toxic fumes from welding cad plated washers. I ended up just...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-26-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By j-red
Pm sent. Hereís hoping itís for a superior cold...

Pm sent. Hereís hoping itís for a superior cold sump!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-22-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By j-red
I see several notes regarding pics. They're...

I see several notes regarding pics. They're hosted on halie.com and I can see them regardless of which computer I'm using. They are larger files and take a moment to load. Any ideas as to why I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By j-red
The wheelpants have not actually been as...

The wheelpants have not actually been as difficult as I expected. They've been time consuming, but only in short "spurts" as I will explain.

The procedure was to lift the tail and level the top...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By j-red
Current Status as of 6/21/18

[ed. I can't see the pics. v/r,dr]

Have spent what seems like an eternity working on the canopy skirt and wheel pants and I know that I've only just begun. This is, without a doubt, the least...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-19-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By j-red
Reduced, $900 http://halie.com/scale/20/obL.jpg

Reduced, $900
http://halie.com/scale/20/obL.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-15-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By j-red
FS: Dynon Backup SV-ADAHRS-201

SOLDUsed, and works fine. N number was searched and shows no accidents. Serial verified with Dynon and has never been scrapped. Only issue is that the mounting ears have been modified slightly. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,875
Posted By j-red
Harbor freight sells a couple of different sizes...

Harbor freight sells a couple of different sizes of straight and curved locking forceps. Saw it on here, and picked up a set of long reach curved ones. Iíve gotta say, it has revolutionized the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,451
Posted By j-red
Man this thread makes me thankful for living in...

Man this thread makes me thankful for living in Delaware! No sales tax on anything, and they havenít raised the income tax rate in 25 years! (Of course weíll keep ignoring the day of reckoning...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By j-red
FS: Bose A20 headset, dual plug

SoldDual plug with Bluetooth. Virtually brand new in original box with all paperwork still in plastic. I got this at Christmas time for passengers. It was probably worn five times before I sold...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-14-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By j-red
And no plug adapters are needed for the auto lite...

And no plug adapters are needed for the auto lite 386 either.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-13-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By j-red
I ran the Autolite 386's gapped around .030 ...

I ran the Autolite 386's gapped around .030
Changed them about every 50 hours, but not because they were functioning poorly: just because they were cheap.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By j-red
I purchased the components and instructions from...

I purchased the components and instructions from G3i which is linked above, and ran 18mm auto plugs from a standard Slick mag. Worked flawlessly. If you have any questions, I can try to answer...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By j-red
I think the conclusion was that, while Lycoming...

I think the conclusion was that, while Lycoming doesnít mandate replacing them, there is no guidance on how to inspect/overhaul them and thus they virtually always get replaced. At least that was my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By j-red
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By j-red
That's just the reason for the question: I'm...

That's just the reason for the question: I'm going "by the book", replacing the cylinders with 1st run yellow tagged standard bore cylinders, but "the book" doesn't say anything about the pistons. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By j-red
Replace pistons at overhaul???

I've got a parallel valve io-360 that i'm overhauling for my 8. It's got about 1000 hours since an overhaul that happened 30 years ago. I'm tearing it down because of pitting and a severely spalled...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By j-red
Ha. Iím so anxious to get the floor boards in...

Ha. Iím so anxious to get the floor boards in and sit in there pretending to fly, you wouldnít believe! Every time I think about it, though, thereís always something else I think of that needs to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-06-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By j-red
While waiting on replacement parts, I began...

While waiting on replacement parts, I began shopping for avionics. I'm familiar with GRT but, while happy with the capability of the Sport SX I had in my 6a, I've been really impressed with the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-05-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By j-red
RV-8 #82497

They say some like building, and some like flying. I like both. Thus far, it's worked pretty well to alternate building for a year then flying for a year to keep me out of trouble. In March, I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,585
Posted By j-red
Love the sticker idea!

Love the sticker idea!
Forum: Safety 06-04-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,041
Posted By j-red
While I’ve taken these warning to heart and check...

While I’ve taken these warning to heart and check the jam nuts on every preflight, I appreciate the helpful discussion and drawings of what’s really going on. It’s always good to understand the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By j-red
+1 on the red tail. I got excellent performance...

+1 on the red tail. I got excellent performance out of it on the 6a, and am putting another on my current 8 project.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By j-red
I'd probably work up a 2 pin Molex using a jumper...

I'd probably work up a 2 pin Molex using a jumper either crimped into the pin together with the power line, or spliced and soldiered just slightly upstream if the connector wasn't big enough.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By j-red
Need help w/Fuel tank sender possible weeping screw

Doing the first annual since putting this rv6a back online. There were no apparent leaks before this, but this year’s annual revealed some blue staining around the sender after I took the wing root...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By j-red
Just watched the Guardian Avionics videos. ...

Just watched the Guardian Avionics videos. That's cool stuff right there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By j-red
If you do indeed have the PR pants and want the...

If you do indeed have the PR pants and want the new brackets, Iíve got a set you can have cheaper than from Vans. I bought them before realizing I had the older style pants and theyíve just been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By j-red
If you have the old style pants, the part shown...

If you have the old style pants, the part shown in the picture above will definitely not fit. The good news is that it's pretty easy to bend some scrap aluminum and make the dual brackets you need...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,697
Posted By j-red
+1 for the waferstar/Kiao Time/Chinese gsm unit...

+1 for the waferstar/Kiao Time/Chinese gsm unit with tmobile card. There is a little trick to learning to use the text interface/code but not too big a deal. They used to have an app that would make...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By j-red
Sunset Flight

I found my old gopro knockoff camera in a drawer this past week and welded up a mount to fit in a tiedown slot. The video quality is pretty poor, as this camera doesn't handle low light very well,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-23-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,247
Posted By j-red
I donít take the dipstick out completely, just...

I donít take the dipstick out completely, just enough to read it and put it back in. I always check it cold, so no real reason to wipe it with anything. Only time it comes all the way out is oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,247
Posted By j-red
I fly almost exclusively off of grass. Do you...

I fly almost exclusively off of grass. Do you think that would contribute to intake dirt/sand and be seen as silicon in the oil? Filter was sealed up pretty well during the install, but I'm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,247
Posted By j-red
Thanks for the input guys. Makes me feel much...

Thanks for the input guys. Makes me feel much better as I learn more about what is common/normal and not.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,247
Posted By j-red
Is my engine self-destructing?

I love to learn. That's one of the things that got me into the airplane building thing. It's also taught me that there's a lot I have yet to learn...

I have a lycoming o-360, 675 hours SNEW, but...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-13-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,631
Posted By j-red
Oddly, I just bought a lightspeed Zulu 3 this...

Oddly, I just bought a lightspeed Zulu 3 this past week. Because of that, I’m kind of tuned into them (I can’t be the only one who price shops after buying something!) and happened to notice today...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,126
Posted By j-red
You could just use an additional standard relay...

You could just use an additional standard relay such as most of us have as our master. I wonder what you have on that bus: 40a seems like a bunch for even older avionics!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By j-red
Columbia Aircraft Services did a fantastic job in...

Columbia Aircraft Services did a fantastic job in mine. Looked like new when I got them back and they didnít go .10 over since they didnít need it which was a specific concern of mine. Quick turn...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 11-22-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,128
Posted By j-red
Great video. Thanks for posting. Looking...

Great video. Thanks for posting. Looking forward to others.
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By j-red
Probably not. I say probably, because it may...

Probably not. I say probably, because it may depend on the inspector and also your location even though legally it doesn't have anything to do with the airworthiness inspection itself. I'd say...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,787
Posted By j-red
Different length engine mounts. Those UL-Power's...

Different length engine mounts. Those UL-Power's stick way out there. It works because the pilot/passenger sit behind the center of lift and the engine can be used to leverage their weight. If I'm...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,787
Posted By j-red
I won't try to turn you off of the Corvair if...

I won't try to turn you off of the Corvair if building your own engine is one of the end-goals. There's lots of builder support, and its a neat way to have your hands on every part of the project. ...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,787
Posted By j-red
I cruised at about 115-120 mph indicated. Top...

I cruised at about 115-120 mph indicated. Top speed was about 130 mph all-in at sea level. A friend just bought a factory-built 12 and sees just about the same numbers.
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,787
Posted By j-red
Having built and flown a 601 w/ a Corvair on a...

Having built and flown a 601 w/ a Corvair on a tight budget, my $.02 is that if money is the biggest factor, and you're set on a Van's product, you should go with a 12 and a 130hp viking. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By j-red
Pm me if you want those brackets cheaper. I...

Pm me if you want those brackets cheaper. I bought them but couldnít use them due to using an old style narrower wheel pant.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-20-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By j-red
East Coast aerobatic training

I would love to grow in my ability to have fun in the RV. Does anyone know of where I could get some quality aerobatic training in the region (Delmarva, Jersey, PA)? I have a 6a, and understand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By j-red
Don't know, but it looks like you can take them...

Don't know, but it looks like you can take them off via those two screws and use a normal screw-retention D-sub connector.

Edit. Upon looking closer, i can't tell whether the arrow things are bent...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 27,872
Posted By j-red
6 Month Update 10/16/17

Updated all of the dead photobucket links. Here's hoping halie.com sticks around a while.....

Good time for an update to this thread. Been flying for about 6 months during which this -6a has...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,025
Posted By j-red
I use two of those Phillips extensions snapped...

I use two of those Phillips extensions snapped together. Works like a charm.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-06-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By j-red
NYC Hudson River exclusion

It’s a paradox that rules can bring us freedom, but one we find true in so many areas of life. Experienced that very thing today after studying the precise airspace and reporting rules governing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,006
Posted By j-red
If I could piggyback on this conversation, I was...

If I could piggyback on this conversation, I was forced to land with full aileron trim stuck in one direction recently. It was a challenge, but do-able. Basically, the servo extended when the hat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,105
Posted By j-red
The EAA video guys do a great job. Very high...

The EAA video guys do a great job. Very high quality stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,879
Posted By j-red
Amen to that!

Amen to that!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By j-red
An Olga laminate cutter like this one. Has...

An Olga laminate cutter like this one. Has exactly the kind of point you need to score a nice clean, deep line. Have tried box cutters and this thing is far superior. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-23-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By j-red
It would take a few swipes for something that...

It would take a few swipes for something that thick, but I've had excellent success with a $5 Olfa knife and a straight edge for cuts up to .040. Silent, and makes a nice clean cut. The table saw...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-23-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 16,344
Posted By j-red
I don't mind the green :D (doesn't look nearly...

I don't mind the green :D (doesn't look nearly as terrible as the GRT engine monitor!) If I knew during the build what I know now, however, I probably would have hidden both of them somewhere out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,426
Posted By j-red
Wow. Just wow. I'm sure you're anxious to see...

Wow. Just wow. I'm sure you're anxious to see that baby. Congrats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By j-red
First airplane date and $100 hamburger with my wife.

So excited to finally get to share the excitement of flying with my wife.

We don't have any family in town to watch the kids, and were pretty new to the area when I built the Zenith, so she was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By j-red
Never tried to sell, but I bought an engine mount...

Never tried to sell, but I bought an engine mount there last year for my 6a. Don't need anything this year, but I'm sure others do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,414
Posted By j-red
Ha! Same thing my wife said to me when I got...

Ha! Same thing my wife said to me when I got back home (I had left before she was up). Figured I was doing pretty good matching blue and white!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,414
Posted By j-red
Passed my checkride in an RV!

After 140 hours as a sport pilot, and six months trying to arrange schedules to fit in the transition/ night / hood time required to take the PPL checkride, it is finally done! I'd have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 110,112
Posted By j-red
Just barely made it

Winds weren't any faster up here at 10k than they were down at 8, but I couldn't know that without trying :D
170KTAS, 203 GS
http://halie.com/scale/25/oij.jpg
Forum: Safety 06-22-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,453
Posted By j-red
One issue with the "both" position that hasn't...

One issue with the "both" position that hasn't been brought up yet as far as I can tell is that, particularly with the analog fuel guages shown in the photo, it would be really hard to tell how much...
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