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Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By NYTOM
Thanks Bill I wondered about the flexing and...

Thanks Bill I wondered about the flexing and sliding where the pant and leg meet.
I like that Teflon paint idea. Otherwise there going to be a lot of fiberglass dust and wear down there.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-07-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By NYTOM
Gear leg fairing fit

Have completed my gear leg fairings using the wood stiffenerís underneath but now Iíve read some conflicting info on the proper fit. :confused: One camp claims they have them snug and tight and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,292
Posted By NYTOM
Well it says ď VANSĒ

Wife bought me what she thought was a VANS aircraft T shirt at the mall.
Now all the skateboard dudes think this old guy is cool. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By NYTOM
Thumbs up Outstanding !

Another big milestone. Congratulations :)
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By NYTOM
Eleven months to build, Holy Moley

Eleven months to build such a beautiful aircraft plus two for paint blows my mind. :eek: By any chance would you tell us the total hours you posted in your build log. These newer kits must be pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,291
Posted By NYTOM
Two piece model?

Allan I have a fairly big console with fuel shutoff, fuel gauges, parking brake control etc. Have you thought about a two piece model with a separate bar for each side.
I have plenty of existing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By NYTOM
Iíve seen a small 3M pad on a arbor chucked into...

Iíve seen a small 3M pad on a arbor chucked into a drill press and a used to polish a RV4 firewall before it was riveted in. Just draw your desired pattern with a sharpie on the firewall and go for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By NYTOM
A alternative method.

I started to polish mine using a 8Ē sewn cloth buffing wheel on a large bench type grinder motor. I used black emery coumpound in a stick form applied to the wheel. Takes forever to get a mirror...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By NYTOM
ACS has them.

Your post reminded me that I need one too for my soon to be completed project. Aircraft Spruce has a few options for license / document holders. Pretty much the standard offerings.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 5,046
Posted By NYTOM
Just finished the #2 cylinder mod as presented by...

Just finished the #2 cylinder mod as presented by Bill and also having completed the widely accepted modification duct on #4. Glad to hear your results were acceptable Doug. Confident I have avoided...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,501
Posted By NYTOM
Question Scored or not

McFarland offers the material in either a scored version or not. Is the scored version better for the RV cowl type. I guess Iím not understanding the benefit.:confused:
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-02-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By NYTOM
Outstanding. Time sure does fly. Have to ask a...

Outstanding. Time sure does fly. Have to ask a question. What am I looking at that looks like itís taped to the left side engine cowling. Itís got me puzzled.:confused:
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By NYTOM
Stickers are still free. Just replaced mine this...

Stickers are still free. Just replaced mine this summer. Just send them a self addressed envelope with a stamp .:D
Forum: Flight Testing 09-09-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 23
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 5,046
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, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 5,046
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, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 5,046
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, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,259
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,196
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, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,196
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, 07:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,196
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,493
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, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
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, 05:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,563
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
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, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
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, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,028
Posted By NYTOM
Talking My thoughts exactly

My thoughts exactly
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-30-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
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, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,472
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, 05:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,625
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, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,625
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, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,677
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, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
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, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,367
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, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,177
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
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, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
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, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
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, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,511
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, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,628
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, 05:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,357
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,342
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, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,342
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, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
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, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,400
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, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,931
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, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,150
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, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,150
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, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,150
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, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
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, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
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, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
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...
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