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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here...

Here (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Lycoming%20Reciprocating%20engine%20Break-In%20and%20Oil%20Consumption.pdf) is what Lycoming recommends be done for break-in.

Here...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By RV6_flyer
Contact Ed...

Contact Ed Holyoke.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?find=lastposter&t=170550
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By RV6_flyer
http://www.vansairforce.net/transition_training.ht...

http://www.vansairforce.net/transition_training.htm


Bruce Bohannon. flyalegend 'at' gmail.com. 281.889.8078
2720 County Rod 49. Angleton, TX
...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-18-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By RV6_flyer
LEMO is the way to go. Used batteries for more...

LEMO is the way to go. Used batteries for more than 10-years. Finally put a LEMO plug in and wish I had done it sooner.

Bose LEMO and many LEMO headsets will work on batteries with an adapter cable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By RV6_flyer
All the SkyTec starters should spin the engine...

All the SkyTec starters should spin the engine fast. Like Oly says, the NL starter is the longest lasting most reliable of all the SkyTec starters. Sounds like Oly and I are both using the same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,995
Posted By RV6_flyer
I asked the AeroShell Rep at AirVenture Oshkosh a...

I asked the AeroShell Rep at AirVenture Oshkosh a few years ago about the Expiration Date on a case of AeroShell 15W-50 that I had sitting in my hangar. He was adamant that it was NO GOOD after the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Service Bulletin and AD were in 1995 and 1996...

The Service Bulletin and AD were in 1995 and 1996 so it was a known problem at time of rebuild.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By RV6_flyer
Who ever did your overhaul needs to be contacted....

Who ever did your overhaul needs to be contacted. Aluminum oil pump gears were suppose to be removed from service by SB524...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sealant is available that is thinner. Search for...

Sealant is available that is thinner. Search for 890A2 (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/proseala2.php) instead of 890B2.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-10-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By RV6_flyer
My understanding of the FCC rule is that it is...

My understanding of the FCC rule is that it is for NEW 121.5 ELTs. Users are still allowed to buy, sell, trade used units. IMHO, parts will be running out in a few years and we will have no choice...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By RV6_flyer
My RV-6 with 160 HP and Constant Speed prop will...

My RV-6 with 160 HP and Constant Speed prop will be 22-years old. The brakes are not strong enough to hold the airplane at full power.

I do NOT use the Cleveland recommended procedure for brake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By RV6_flyer
I asked the same question on the EAA Forum...

I asked the same question on the EAA Forum (http://eaaforums.org/showthread.php?8882-AirVenture-2019-NOTAM).

I do not blame the controllers. The Weather was the issue. Too much time that OSH was...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-08-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By RV6_flyer
Would $10 plus shipping for this be too...

Would $10 plus shipping for this be too much?

Biggest issue will be me finding something to ship it in.

https://i.postimg.cc/sfwq9rMv/2019-04-08-15-56-27.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By RV6_flyer
Agree. I had a burnt valve and valve seat...

Agree. I had a burnt valve and valve seat because one was exactly at the low end of the spec.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-08-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By RV6_flyer
In the air, I cannot tell the difference between...

In the air, I cannot tell the difference between the -6 or the -7.

It is just my humble opinion that the RV-7 transitions from flying to landing just a little nicer than the RV-6. The RV-7 has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By RV6_flyer
22-years ago, I fixed the clocking of the...

22-years ago, I fixed the clocking of the Woodward Governor on my RV-6 by cutting the safety wire, loosening the 6-screws, rotating, tightening the 6-screws, and then adding new safety wire.
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By RV6_flyer
Exclamation April 06, 2019 GPS Week Rollover

Did anyone have an issue with their GPS after the GPS Week Number rollover (https://www.orolia.com/resources/blog/lisa-perdue/2018/gps-2019-week-rollover-what-you-need-know) that just occured?

This...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,695
Posted By RV6_flyer
Turbine Aircraft

Lots of discussion in this thread.

I stopped being a DAR after I retired from Boeing and moved out of my FAA MIDO area.

Going back 6+ years, I remember that Turbine powered aircraft were required...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By RV6_flyer
GPS approved for IFR

Be careful on what GPS you pick for IFR approaches. The TSO for that GPS may require a separate navigation source such as a VOR / ILS to be legal for a GPS approach. Just because we have an...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-29-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's Aircraft sells the replacements...

Van's Aircraft sells the replacements (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1553863466-94-51&browse=airframe&product=wing-walks).

Others have already suggested the heat gun. BE VERY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By RV6_flyer
How well do these new plastic vents seal compared...

How well do these new plastic vents seal compared to your aluminum ones and Van's plastic ones?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-20-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,599
Posted By RV6_flyer
The AirStop tubes are the best. Mine only require...

The AirStop tubes are the best. Mine only require air once per year.

Best practice is to replace the tubes every time the tire is replaced.
With that said, the AirStop tubes on my airplane have been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lunch

Is there a restaurant on the field or should we plan to bring our own lunch and water?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By RV6_flyer
I needed the weight of the battery in my RV-6 to...

I needed the weight of the battery in my RV-6 to keep CG where I wanted it.

Concord makes the AGM-1234T (http://www.concordebattery.com/chairpdf/AGM-1234T.pdf) Chairman battery and it is the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By RV6_flyer
I think they are grouped backwards. IIRC, they...

I think they are grouped backwards.

IIRC, they will will work either way.

Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By RV6_flyer
Do not be alarmed when the parts manual does not...

Do not be alarmed when the parts manual does not say "narrow deck". The STD (standard) cylinder flange is what we call the narrow deck and the WCF is the Wide Deck (Wide Cylinder Flange).

See...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By RV6_flyer
They are not the same. The 360 has a longer...

They are not the same.

The 360 has a longer stroke and thus requires a longer intercylinder baffle.

320 Narrow Deck engine may use a different intercylinder baffle than the 320 wide deck. Not sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,909
Posted By RV6_flyer
How does the Amazon Fire Tablet get location?...

How does the Amazon Fire Tablet get location?
(Where does the GPS position source come from?)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,727
Posted By RV6_flyer
Correct. I do not replace the tubes. I follow:...

Correct. I do not replace the tubes. I follow: IRAN

I.R.A.N.
Inspect Repair (or Replace) As Necessary


Typically a 500 hour mag inspection is also IRAN. 500 hour mag inspection is NOT an...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-03-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,846
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just home from weekend out of town. Sorry for...

Just home from weekend out of town. Sorry for the late post.

The RV-6 gear leg engine mount crack is common. Back in 2013 Joe at the Factory reported cracks first occurred on RV-6s operating out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By RV6_flyer
Another question: Is it acceptable to the FAA to...

Another question: Is it acceptable to the FAA to have a photocopy in the airplane instead of the original? The old 8130-7 could not be copied or laminated but it was acceptable to have photocopy of...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,687
Posted By RV6_flyer
Show me. The AD is not for cleaning the sludge.

Show me.

The AD is not for cleaning the sludge.
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,687
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is NOTHING in the Hartzell Prop Owner's...

There is NOTHING in the Hartzell Prop Owner's Manual 115N (https://hartzellprop.com/wp-content/uploads/115N-0000-R23-WA.pdf) about removing the prop and cleaning the crankshaft.


Please show me...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,687
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not aware of ANY requirement or written...

I am not aware of ANY requirement or written recommendation from the manufacturer for cleaning sludge out of the crankshaft between overhauls.

Please provide a link to the document or written...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
Posted By RV6_flyer
Read your Operating Limitations. OpLims may say...

Read your Operating Limitations.

OpLims may say VFR only or "After completion of phase I flight testing, unless appropriately equipped for night and/or instrument flight in accordance with 91.205,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,727
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dean: Mine are 20-years old and I think were...

Dean:

Mine are 20-years old and I think were $35-each back when I purchased them. Typically I only add air every 12 months. Yes many items are now four times what I paid for when I built the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,657
Posted By RV6_flyer
I agree with what Dan said. Just like primers,...

I agree with what Dan said.

Just like primers, you will get as many different opinions on oil as there are oils. Sticking with what the engine manufacturer or builder recommends and you will not go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By RV6_flyer
I had a homemade airband antenna that worked well...

I had a homemade airband antenna that worked well at KCCB when I had a hangar there.

I am now using one of these (http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Vhf-Slim-Jim-Antenna-with-16-or-10-rg-58-VHF-16.htm)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,141
Posted By RV6_flyer
Congratulations! Now you can get compensated to...

Congratulations!

Now you can get compensated to do one of the things you love or not need to pay as much of your own money flying. It can help offset the Aviation Fix that all pilots need.

Hope...
Forum: California 02-09-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By RV6_flyer
Contact these guys...

Contact these guys (http://www.rvformation.com/).

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=168420
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,415
Posted By RV6_flyer
I paid for and ordered the 0.5 Oz $20...

I paid for and ordered the 0.5 Oz $20 tube.

Today, the package arrived and had a NEW unopened 2 Oz tube. The weight of the tube with contents was 2.3 Oz.

Will re-do my fuel caps in the near...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,301
Posted By RV6_flyer
Living on an Airpark

When you live on an Airpark, you can do this very easy.

https://i.postimg.cc/dVLVjF4z/Screen-Shot-2019-02-05-at-10-13-35-AM.jpg

Takeoff RWY 09. Climbing left turn to left downwind 27.

0.2 Hobbs /...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is a link...

Here is a link (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Cylinder%20Compression.pdf) to the Lycoming website that has the instructions for a compression check. The instructions are given in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,599
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using Wilkerson Aircraft Tire...

Been using Wilkerson Aircraft Tire (http://wilkersonaircrafttires.com/) retreads almost exclusively since I discovered them. Have had one set of Dresser Monster Retreads and new Goodyear Flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,571
Posted By RV6_flyer
We are in the same boat. Kinda like Microsoft...

We are in the same boat. Kinda like Microsoft Windows making large changes between versions instead of small improvements like Apple macOS between version.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By RV6_flyer
Took less than 2-minutes using DuckDuckGo. This...

Took less than 2-minutes using DuckDuckGo.

This is where it took me for the complete book (http://www204.pair.com/bbg46/html/magneto_theory.html). There are multiple sections to download.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,415
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just looked on Amazon and the 2 Oz $40 tube is...

Just looked on Amazon and the 2 Oz $40 tube is out of stock.

Looking for your opinion on how many caps you think the 0.5 Oz $20 tube will do?

How long do you think the cap(s) will go before they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,634
Posted By RV6_flyer
My airplane is over 21-years old and I never...

My airplane is over 21-years old and I never applied for the repairman's certificate. Last time I looked, EAA recommended that A&Ps get the repairman's certificate for the airplane they built.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes it works for Glideslope in my RV-6 with SL30.

Yes it works for Glideslope in my RV-6 with SL30.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,301
Posted By RV6_flyer
NC25

After 20-years and over 3,300 hours flying around the country looking at different Airparks, I settled on Gold Hill (NC25) NC. I like it the best.

I did not want to be in the city and did not want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,357
Posted By RV6_flyer
Would be interested in learning what part number...

Would be interested in learning what part number automotive plug you use without adapters.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,730
Posted By RV6_flyer
I started running 37BY a number of years ago and...

I started running 37BY a number of years ago and never looked back. The 37BY is my plug of choice unless auto plugs are used.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,183
Posted By RV6_flyer
No. Extra words so that I can post a response.

No.

Extra words so that I can post a response.
Forum: Formation Flying 01-16-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,335
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is a VAF post that Joe made on the RV-12:...

Here is a VAF post that Joe made on the RV-12: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=824053&postcount=23

I was the FFI guy that worked / flew in the RV-12s in 2014. I provided...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,496
Posted By RV6_flyer
Rescue Bit

I once used a Rescue Bit (https://rescuebit.com/) to remove a broken 1/4" tap.

I have an 1/8" Rescue Bit (https://rescuebit.com/) in my tool box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have always used an electronic log. As you...

I have always used an electronic log. As you know, many others only understand paper. I have a printed copy (with my signatures added) that can be used for the repair station that does my Pitot /...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sounds like three (3) of us are and have been...

Sounds like three (3) of us are and have been doing the same thing.

I also like Excel but for 2019, I am giving up Microsoft. OpenOffice looks, feels, and works like MS Office. LibreOffice is the...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By RV6_flyer
A lot of things go into "setting" gross weight on...

A lot of things go into "setting" gross weight on an EXPERIMENTAL airplane.

1. How does it fly at the set weight?
2. What are the stall characteristics?
3. What are the spin characteristics? ...
Forum: Propellers 01-08-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By RV6_flyer
Best pricing on a Hartzell Constant Speed prop is...

Best pricing on a Hartzell Constant Speed prop is direct from Van's Aircraft. Over the past 25-years, I have been unable to find anyone that can match Van's price on a new prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,022
Posted By RV6_flyer
Aircraft Spruce also has them...

Aircraft Spruce also has them (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/basegasket.php) for 15-cents more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By RV6_flyer
Knew the pilot, co-pilot, and airplane. Heard...

Knew the pilot, co-pilot, and airplane. Heard the ATC tapes of the flight. Flew out to see the crash site. 300' higher or 30-degrees left or right and he would have missed the mountain top is my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,178
Posted By RV6_flyer
They say great minds think alike. (I agree with...

They say great minds think alike. (I agree with your assessment.)
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