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Forum: RV-3 12-09-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By HFS
RV3 (or not)

Check your PM's

HFS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By HFS
AN 365 Elastic Stop Nut Retention Force

I have done a lot of testing of "retention" torque for the AN365 series hex nuts and following are the results.

AN365-3 = 5.0 in-lb
-4 = 9.3 in-lb
-6 = 41.4 in-lb

What I...
Forum: RV-3 10-29-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By HFS
Drwg 7 - Circa 1984

My drawing #7 doesn't have any "call outs" for rivet spacing at all - left up entirely to the builder!

HFS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By HFS
S.I. or S.L. Re/Fuel Tank Spar Mod

I've looked - but no joy on Van's S.I. or S.L. regarding modifying early -3, -4 & -6 forward fuel tank attachment to allow a clean breakaway of the tank (and wing) in case of an accident. I know it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,189
Posted By HFS
Crop Duster Pull Start

Do a YouTube search for this.

HFS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By HFS
Dave Anders at Reno

Dave was one of the early adopters of the QuestAir Venture for the Sportsman Class at Reno (later was the class "Air Boss" - but that is another story).

I believe his fastest lap (at the time -...
Forum: RV-3 08-25-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,046
Posted By HFS
Check Your PM's

David Howe
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By HFS
Monitoring the Temp?

How do you do it? I see the parts, but don't understand the actual process.

Thx

HFS
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By HFS
Lycoming SI 1439

I have a hard copy, but dated at December 13, 1991. Don't know if there are later revisions.

David Howe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By HFS
I've Got Some

Ed -

PM me your mailing info and I'll send you one.

David Howe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By HFS
Section 5

Anybody know if the section of the builder's manual Scott refers to is available for purchase? The one I got back in 1985 doesn't look quite like this one!

HFS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By HFS
Make Room in Your PM's

I tried to send you a PM - but your storage was full.

David Howe
Forum: California 02-25-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,841
Posted By HFS
I'll be there wx permiting

There should be two of us.

David Howe
Forum: Propellers 01-22-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By HFS
MT Propeller OH Service

A have a three blade MT propeller (MTV-9-B/198-52) on my Rocket. It has been installed since 2002. It has had several "visits" to the local service facility, mostly for grease leaks from the hub,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,574
Posted By HFS
K & N Filter

I use a K & N conical filter on my Rocket. I don't even bother "treating" it with their magic oil anymore - I looked up my last 10 oil sample analysis' and had an average of 6 ppm for silicon.

David
Forum: RV-4 01-10-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By HFS
RV4 Drwgs.

Lars -

I built my -4 in 1985, but the drawings you are inquiring about were drawn in 1982/83, so they should be good to go for you.

OBTW - I was an "Aggie" from 1967 to 1972 Civil Engineering. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By HFS
That is what my Rocket's canopy is ...

... and the operating limitations read certified for day/night VFR flight.

YMMV

David Howe
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,708
Posted By HFS
Check your PM's

Dayton -

Please check your PM's as I have a question not directly related to this thread.

Thx

David Howe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By HFS
Wheel Pant Mounting Bracket

My plans (from 1985) say U-407 PLATE-MOUNTING is what you are looking for.

David How
RV4 S/N 1136
HR II S/N 002
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,574
Posted By HFS
Call Me

Arlie - Give me a call (if you want) and I'll tell you my experiences with what you are considering. I did my HRII back in 1997 and my RV3 about two months ago - both with acceptable results.

David...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-13-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By HFS
Special Tool for Spark Plug Wires

Slick has a tool for installing the threaded connectors for the plugs.

I made a couple of them a few months ago - one for a friend and one for me. My friend makes up harnesses for a new 2-cylinder...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By HFS
Crankcase Seal

It appears that Lycoming SI 1290 relates to sealing existing leaks around case studs or dowels, but not sealing around the entire case split line as a proactive action.

That is what LyCon's...
Forum: Tools 10-11-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,897
Posted By HFS
Chuck for Wen Drill Press

I too have the Wen bench model drill press noted above.

Three things I did to it to make it a bit more "user friendly" for my purposes.

I cut 6" off the column to lower the headstock to a more...
Forum: Tools 10-01-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,897
Posted By HFS
Did I Miss Something?

Amazon lists a WEN 3962 as a bandsaw?

HFS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,875
Posted By HFS
Check ...

your PM's. (Disregard 2nd message - managed to send it twice)

David Howe
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By HFS
MT Maintenance Issues - Revisited

Mike -

I operate the propeller at a relatively low RPM and MAP - 2200 & 19", both of which were authorized by MT Germany. So I don't think my operating conditions are creating the problem.

I...
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By HFS
MT Maintenance Issues

I have an MT MTV9B-198/52 3-blade propeller on my HR II. Installed in 2002 and now has a little over 1000 hours on it.

It has been in the shop 3 times (now being the 4th), twice for grease leaks &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,532
Posted By HFS
Breezy

I owned one back in 1982 - what a blast to fly.

Try going up to 5000' sometime, dangling your feet over the edge and looking down - pretty sobering!

Good on ya!

HFS
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,667
Posted By HFS
Dave Saylor - AirCrafters

His -10 was at OSH last month, w/ the cowling mod. Don't know if he sold many - but it always looked like a good idea. Dave sold the company several years ago, but here is the current info - maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,929
Posted By HFS
How Dark Will It Be?

Go to the following website and see the depiction of what the eclipse will look like in the Zip Code you input (time reference too). This is kind of...
Forum: Rocket 06-30-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By HFS
HR1 Clarification

I had breakfast with John (I went to High School with him & my HR2 S/N is 002) last Saturday and he clarified the misunderstanding re/the tail feathers on the HR1.

They are -3, with tip (like the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By HFS
Cogsdill Burraway

Cogsdill makes the two sided demurring tool you are referring to. There are probably other manufacturers as well - I just get mine from Cogsdill.

I use them mostly when I can't get to the backside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By HFS
CNC Milling

Steve

Sent you an email.

David Howe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By HFS
"Drill Rod"

These pins are called drill rod because they are offered in the same sizes as the drills in your 1-60 (and larger) drill index, using the AWG (American Wire Gage) nomenclature.

Many people think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,943
Posted By HFS
NYTOM Re: Post 14

Can you tell us what the "tip" was from the PPG tech rep for a fine "wet look" finish?

Thx

HFS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,953
Posted By HFS
Cowl Inlet Rings

For a snug, but acceptable fit, prior to bedding them in flox, cover the ring contact area (carefully & accurately) with thin tape of whatever thickness you want for"clearance". Then proceed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,984
Posted By HFS
Adjustable Die Set

Shane -

I have two squeezers like you are looking at, but mine are shorter at 5" & 7".

I modified both of them to an adjustable set holder on one jaw, making them very convenient for "fine tuning"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By HFS
Tail Wheel "Free Play"

It sounds like you are asking about the "free play" the tail wheel has before the rudder comes into play. If so, that is controlled by the connection between the rudder horn and the TW arm. Some...
Forum: RV-4 01-30-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 249,982
Posted By HFS
RogerG

Check your PM's

Thx

David Howe
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By HFS
What I Used

MTV9 - what's shown in my first reply.

David
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By HFS
Misunderstood reply

You may have misunderstood my reply - I have the MTV-9 as listed in the title.

David
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By HFS
MTV-9-B/198-52

My engine dynoed at 288HP and MT Germany recommended this propeller. 15 years and a 1000+ hours later, still on the front of the engine.

David Howe
HRII S/N 002
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,943
Posted By HFS
3M PPS System

The PPS system that is included with the AccuSpray Gun is an product that 3M sells as a separate item, with adapter fittings available for a wide range of existing guns.

I have been using it for...
Forum: RV-4 01-15-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,832
Posted By HFS
884TD

I sent Luc an e-mail with your post as an attachment.

I thought it best if I let him make the choice as to contacting you.

David Howe
Forum: California 11-24-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By HFS
Marina - OAR

Another public use airport nearby is Marina - OAR, just a few miles NE of MRY.

Used to be under US Army control when Ford Ord was active.

Since 1995 it has been a civilian, public use airport. ...
Forum: RV-4 08-18-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By HFS
FWIW

I did what you are contemplating, but with the overlap of the belly skin on -3 I am building.

I also have built a -4 and did a simple overlap on the wing skins. These two skins have about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By HFS
Longest One Owner/Builder

Yep - I think so too!

David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By HFS
5th Owner

5th Owner - I helped the current owner finish it. I know three of the other four.


David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By HFS
Lowest -6 S/N - Newest AW Cert

RV6 S/N 20133 just received its AW Cert. on 8-10-2016.

Can anyone out there beat that spread on a -6?

David Howe
HR II S/N 002
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By HFS
Alt Alt Belt

Several of the locals are using adjustable-length V-belting - McMaster-Carr (who else?). These belts are made up from modular pieces - they can be installed without removing the prop. Just a...
Forum: GPS 07-17-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By HFS
My KMD-150 Goes Dim

The screen on my KMD-150 goes dim periodically. It comes back to full brightness after a while, but with no discernible pattern or predictability.

I have approx. 1000 hr on the unit. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,988
Posted By HFS
McMaster Too!

McMaster-Carr (as usual) also carries the blue Tefzel hi-temp ties in many lengths and widths.

HFS
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,541
Posted By HFS
Found One at OSH

At AirVenture a few years back I was perusing the offers from Piper - their Cherokee line, and what did I find but a 10" file laying in between the number 1 & 3 cylinders on a Warrior. These...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,991
Posted By HFS
Big Bear

I was in Big Bear Lake last weekend. If I had known you were there, I'd have stopped by for a visit!

HFS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,991
Posted By HFS
My Bad

Yeah - I got the S/N wrong, it is 20133.

HFS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,991
Posted By HFS
Lowest -6 S/N Building But Not Yet Flying

I am currently helping the 4th (or 5th) owner finish S/N 60133. I have known this airplane its entire (ground bound) life, and it will be good to see it finally get airborne - probably in...
Forum: RV-4 06-14-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,844
Posted By HFS
Aileron Bellcrank Rib

You have to remember the time frame for the design/construction of the prototype of this aircraft - it was finished in August of 1979. Van was more interested in simple construction techniques that...
Forum: RV-4 06-13-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,844
Posted By HFS
Aileron Bellcrank Rib

Van's original plan was just to rivet through the lightening hole reinforcement and take whatever the result was.

I backfilled the affected areas with Devcon "Liquid Aluminum" or 3M 2216 Scotchweld...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,373
Posted By HFS
Homemade "Clickbond"

I have done what you are proposing on many occasions and have had good success. I use 3M DP-190 with a little aluminum powder mixed in to thicken it a little. I rivet a nutplate on to a 1" dia. x...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-08-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By HFS
Fire Suppression System

I have a system similar to what you are describing in my Rocket.

A 3 lb Safecraft bottle with distribution nozzles at the fuel servo, and at the front of the plenum, with exit ports to either...
Forum: RV-3 06-08-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,905
Posted By HFS
Center Section Fit

Dave -

I think getting "new" wings to mate to your spar bulkhead will be you biggest challenge. The airplane that Gary built all those many years ago probably doesn't have more than two holes in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By HFS
Seat Belt Color

I'm not sure who your supplier is, but many colors of seat belt material are available.

I can tell you from first hand experience that the lighter the color the more they show the effects of being...
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