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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Sam Buchanan
In experimental aircraft?

In experimental aircraft?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Another nit to pick....I haven't found a direct...

Another nit to pick....I haven't found a direct link from the home page for subscribers to download a PDF of the current issue. I eventually have to dig around and find the magazine archives and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Sam Buchanan
After an encounter with severe turbulence and...

After an encounter with severe turbulence and pondering what would happen if my flailing arms had snagged and unlatched the stock Vans harness release I installed a five-point G-Force 3" racing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By Sam Buchanan
RV-4 PreLim Report; 10/14/2019

This fatal accident has some unusual...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,824
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Check the TFRs......looks like POTUS is making...

Check the TFRs......looks like POTUS is making plans to attend the game....

https://www.si.com/college/alabama/bamacentral/alabama-football-lsu-president-trump
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-04-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,824
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Whew.....don't think I would insult the locals...

Whew.....don't think I would insult the locals who will be taking care of my plane while I'm at the game....... ;)

Roll Tide!
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Sam Buchanan
New weight and balance calculations are highly...

New weight and balance calculations are highly recommended. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,148
Posted By Sam Buchanan
http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2019/10/vans-rv-8-n2...

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2019/10/vans-rv-8-n249bw-fatal-accident.html

Our condolences to family and friends.....
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-29-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,973
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Goodness gracious.........

Goodness gracious.........
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-29-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,973
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Mel, I suspect you will see a significant...

Mel, I suspect you will see a significant improvement in your 40-yard sprint times.... ;)

Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Sounds like the same scenario I had when the...

Sounds like the same scenario I had when the mechanical pump started failing....a new Tempest pump made everything right.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I would try cutting off the first hinge eye,...

I would try cutting off the first hinge eye, that should expose enough of the pin to pull it out and won't compromise the hinge strength. When you make a new pin, be sure there is sufficient radius...
Forum: Safety 10-25-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,940
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Mine is attached between the passenger seat and...

Mine is attached between the passenger seat and sidewall with a couple of broom clips. The use of the stick for canopy breakage is part of the passenger pre-takeoff safety briefing.
Forum: Safety 10-25-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,940
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Mine is secured between the passenger seat and...

Mine is secured between the passenger seat and sidewall with a couple of broom clips.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I've found a pair of Habba Fright rubber gloves...

I've found a pair of Habba Fright rubber gloves (in the flight kit along with the spare valve) and standing in front of the leading edge...
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,940
Posted By Sam Buchanan
My concern is being upside-down in soft earth...

My concern is being upside-down in soft earth with reduced clearance between longerons and the ground......
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,940
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Words escape me......

Words escape me......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Stand beside the leading edge and reach under the...

Stand beside the leading edge and reach under the wing to the drain valve instead of getting under the wing and reaching up to the valve. This will prevent fuel from running down your arm and letting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Sam Buchanan
In regard to "IFR certification" on our RV's, the...

In regard to "IFR certification" on our RV's, the only thing the avionics shop might do is certify your transponder and pitot-static system. Anything in addition to that is not applicable to our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By Sam Buchanan
You really think so?

You really think so?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By Sam Buchanan
What kind of IFR "certification" did you get? ...

What kind of IFR "certification" did you get? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By Sam Buchanan
How do you prove compliance with the 51%...

How do you prove compliance with the 51% amateur-built rule with no builder's log?
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-16-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,477
Posted By Sam Buchanan
80 kts is an excellent downwind speed, that is...

80 kts is an excellent downwind speed, that is what Mike Seager (RV factory transition pilot with a gazillion RV hrs....) taught me when transitioning to the RV-6. If your instructor is uncomfortable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,319
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Very easy to suggest ripping out wiring......on...

Very easy to suggest ripping out wiring......on somebody else's plane..... ;)
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,740
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Don't be surprised if your "cheap" alternator...

Don't be surprised if your "cheap" alternator goes a lot further than 300 hours. :)

However...I usually drop the belt off the alternator pulley during condition inspection to I can spin the the...
Forum: Tools 10-11-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By Sam Buchanan
One of the best I've seen

http://vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1313398&postcount=3

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/679/20284682264_0a54edf7ff_c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Sam Buchanan
There is no quick and dirty way to remove the...

There is no quick and dirty way to remove the wings from a -6......nearly eighty bolts! But a good set of tools should have everything needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,759
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Probably because for most of us (thousands?) the...

Probably because for most of us (thousands?) the PC680 works very nicely. That B&C sure looks like a PC680 .....but glad you are pleased with the larger B&C.

My first PC680 went eight years, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,759
Posted By Sam Buchanan
This has been discussed in many threads over the...

This has been discussed in many threads over the years. To summarize:

The AGM batteries will hold a very high percentage of their full charge for several months.

Many PC680 batteries have suffered...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-07-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By Sam Buchanan
As a datapoint, I've painted several projects...

As a datapoint, I've painted several projects including my RV-6 with PPG Concept single stage. I've always considered single stage (non-metallic) to be an excellent choice for a novice painter. Each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,759
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Glad you are getting good service with the...

Glad you are getting good service with the Apex....I've also used non-PC680 batteries and found them to be a reasonable alternative for mild-climate operations. But I've found the Odyssey to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By Sam Buchanan
It is important that you establish communication...

It is important that you establish communication with your DAR prior to the visit. He will inform you of all the items that need attention and will most likely get a headstart on the paperwork.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By Sam Buchanan
A finger dipped in avgas and run around the...

A finger dipped in avgas and run around the o-ring when refueling has been working for twenty years on my RV-6.......the cap needs to be adjusted properly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Sam Buchanan
This topic has been discussed many times on the...

This topic has been discussed many times on the forum. Here is one of the more recent threads:

http://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=165587&highlight=partnership

The Search engine will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Leave off the pancakes at the fly-in breakfast...

Leave off the pancakes at the fly-in breakfast and you will have the 1% performance increase....... ;)
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,477
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Let the plane fly.....and only interrupt it when...

Let the plane fly.....and only interrupt it when necessary........

Learn how to use the trims. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Sam Buchanan
It may be the 35a externally regulated alternator...

It may be the 35a externally regulated alternator that Vans sold for many years. It is from a 1978 Honda CVCC (no air conditioning). A common rebuild part number for this alternator is 14184. But...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Hit this link for many VAF threads about exhaust...

Hit this link for many VAF threads about exhaust hangers from the past several...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I have no idea why you have that stuff but I...

I have no idea why you have that stuff but I would not put it in the fuel tanks. QB tanks should be good to go as they were shipped. Adding a slosh sealer is asking for problems which may require...
Forum: ADS-B 09-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,578
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I don't want to undercut Jim's offer, but if...

I don't want to undercut Jim's offer, but if unable to get in his group buy call Stark Avionics in Columbus, GA. I bought mine there, shipped promptly, and I think you will like the price. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-09-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Sam Buchanan
There ya go.... :)

There ya go.... :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-09-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Sam Buchanan
This is quite common with the rudders with 0.016"...

This is quite common with the rudders with 0.016" skins. The stiffeners are not anchored to the spar so the skin flexes in the slipstream. The cracks relieve the stress and usually do not propagate...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By Sam Buchanan
You just need to replace the o-ring in the valve,...

You just need to replace the o-ring in the valve, an easy two-minute job. Here it is at Aircraft Spruce:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/oring010.php?clickkey=92808

Order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,836
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Which kinda makes one wonder.......why do RV...

Which kinda makes one wonder.......why do RV builders obsess over these build techniques?

2019-1946 = 73 yrs

2019 + 73 = 2092 AD

How long do our RVs need to last? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,836
Posted By Sam Buchanan
It would be kinda silly for me, as a...

It would be kinda silly for me, as a non-engineer, to claim anything is over or under engineered.... ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,476
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I agree, and that is what I stated in one of my...

I agree, and that is what I stated in one of my earlier posts (#17) about the app. I'm not trying to promote this app....wish I had never mentioned it so I could continue to use it in anonymity.... ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,476
Posted By Sam Buchanan
No, it definitely reports live much like APRS, my...

No, it definitely reports live much like APRS, my wife has watched me in flight and the little bubble refreshes every few seconds (not sure of the exact interval).

Just try it....it's free...... :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 7,665
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Any concern about tape looking ok during the...

Any concern about tape looking ok during the ground run then coming loose during flight and creating serious air flow issues (blocking a cylinder) before the plane can be landed?

Think I would come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,598
Posted By Sam Buchanan
See post #8 in this thread.

See post #8 in this thread.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Lubing the tailwheel really is a non-event, it...

Lubing the tailwheel really is a non-event, it takes longer to find the correct wrench to remove the nut than having the tailwheel disassembled ready to lube. It's also the perfect time to inspect...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By Sam Buchanan
To prevent the pin from sticking gently radius...

To prevent the pin from sticking gently radius the long edges of the pin so it won't jam in the bore when the grease gets a bit firm. If this mod is done the mechanism should only need a cleaning and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,476
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I usually use the app at low altitudes so...

I usually use the app at low altitudes so broadband service is available. I don't know how high is too high for solid broadband service. This may not be a good app for many users, I just mentioned it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,476
Posted By Sam Buchanan
There is an option for iPhone....just not as...

There is an option for iPhone....just not as full-featured as the Android version. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,476
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I use Greenalp.com (free) with an Android phone...

I use Greenalp.com (free) with an Android phone so the spouse can watch flights in my non-APRS equipped biplane. I think they now have an option for iPhone users.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,740
Posted By Sam Buchanan
The 35a alternator Vans sold for many years...

The 35a alternator Vans sold for many years didn't have a fan......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,873
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Mike is a true gentleman and diplomatic...

Mike is a true gentleman and diplomatic instructor.....he was probably just trying to make you feel better...... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Sam Buchanan
I think the scenario under discussion was about a...

I think the scenario under discussion was about a previous builder who now owns an RV for which no Repairman's Certificate has been issued. My point was that it is hard to argue that someone who has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,734
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Huhhh??? An A&P with no experience whatsoever...

Huhhh??? An A&P with no experience whatsoever with E-AB and the systems often found in our aircraft (but legally entitled to perform a condition inspection) is better prepared to perform a condition...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 43,629
Posted By Sam Buchanan
A wonderful tribute to the Light that will guide...

A wonderful tribute to the Light that will guide you all your days......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Details are in the thread I...

Details are in the thread I linked.

http://home.hiwaay.net/~sbuc/aircraft-tug-2-small.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Sam Buchanan
http://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t...

http://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156723&highlight=tug


http://home.hiwaay.net/~sbuc/aircraft-tug-small.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,011
Posted By Sam Buchanan
Your priorities are commendable and will keep you...

Your priorities are commendable and will keep you on the path to making this project happen in a manner so your family will share in the endeavor. Trust your judgment, you will be fine.....and enjoy...
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