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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For 2D parts https://www.bigbluesaw.com/ Is the...

For 2D parts
https://www.bigbluesaw.com/
Is the cheapest I have found for waterjet or laser

For smaller stuff, I could even help you out. I have a CNC mill, but working area isn't huge, about...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-03-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By WingsOnWheels
don't forget to open it up and replace the...

don't forget to open it up and replace the batteries.
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By WingsOnWheels
As noted before, any halfway decent drill press...

As noted before, any halfway decent drill press will do the job. I have had the same craftsman one for around 15 years, still going strong. Just take the time to shim or adjust the bed so it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,674
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Took a friend up for their first RV flight on...

Took a friend up for their first RV flight on saturday, had a good time and made a stop for breakfast. Did the same with my daughter on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-03-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My parents live in Hawaii, so I am used to it. ...

My parents live in Hawaii, so I am used to it. USPS flat rate is the way to go. UPS/FEDEX are way more expensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I replaced all my crow seat belt anchors. Those...

I replaced all my crow seat belt anchors. Those long ones with the huge holes are not convenient. I bought ones from summit racing and they work great.

You can also just drill a new hole on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,092
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I use the IFLY as well. It works great. I run...

I use the IFLY as well. It works great. I run it on both my cell (Galaxy S9) and tablet (8" Galaxy Tab). I can share flight plans back and forth between the two devices, which is super handy. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good point, I forgot about those....

Good point, I forgot about those....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just one correction to the above: A flight...

Just one correction to the above: A flight manual / POH is not a required document. Just Registration, Airworthiness Cert, and Weight & Balance.

As noted above, if the airplane has just sat and...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-21-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I just recently purchased a spare to keep with...

I just recently purchased a spare to keep with me. Seems like a worthwhile investment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The tank setup menu has "tank filter" where you...

The tank setup menu has "tank filter" where you can set the damping factor low medium or high. Page 10 of the manual.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-20-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a video somewhere of my 4Runner rolling...

I have a video somewhere of my 4Runner rolling over to 200k
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-19-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ahh man, didn't realize that...haha

Ahh man, didn't realize that...haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That makes sense.

That makes sense.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-19-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It says you have been a member since Jan 2019,...

It says you have been a member since Jan 2019, but are at 1000. I have been active since 2009 and just hit 2000......haha
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-19-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By WingsOnWheels
2000 Posts

Just noticed I was at 1,999. Had to push it to 2,000. Like when you look down and your car is at 99,999....take a picture
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They will ok that in your 9 before they ok the...

They will ok that in your 9 before they ok the 540 some have stuffed in a -6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,807
Posted By WingsOnWheels
There's no replacement for displacement!

There's no replacement for displacement!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like the trailing edge radius on the...

Sounds like the trailing edge radius on the ailerons is not to spec. You can confirm by checking the aileron surface with a straight-edge. The surface should be flat up to the TE radius. Best to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,971
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Spent this weekend doing the condition inspection...

Spent this weekend doing the condition inspection (first since airworthiness inspection). Only a few issues.

1) Didn't realize the brake linings would wear quite this fast. I figured they would be...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-15-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That looks pretty cool. Funny thing, I was just...

That looks pretty cool. Funny thing, I was just putting together a flight plan to visit my sister in Cedar Key, and my plan took me right past this airport
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-15-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Wow, That is a great offer, I will keep it in...

Wow, That is a great offer, I will keep it in mind, thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I had Comm BNC connector where I didn't fully...

I had Comm BNC connector where I didn't fully seat the center pin into the housing. It passed all the continuity checks, but I was getting a really bad VSWR. I cut off and replaced the BNC, all was...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-14-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Well, the mods moved my post out of general where...

Well, the mods moved my post out of general where no one will see it.....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-14-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I will check out that website, thank you!

I will check out that website, thank you!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-14-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By WingsOnWheels
NC is certainly in the range I am looking for. ...

NC is certainly in the range I am looking for. Any highlights or cool airports you can suggest would be appreciated. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The best investment you can make in tools is a...

The best investment you can make in tools is a top quality set of spring-back dimple dies.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-13-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By WingsOnWheels
RV Camping: Southeast-ish

So,

With the trip my wife and I planned to Ireland being on the rocks, I have a chance to do a little trip in the RV for about 5 nights in early June.

I'm departing out of Dallas and thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is the kind of flying I get excited about,...

That is the kind of flying I get excited about, but the potential for wires keeps me higher than I would like to be.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For filters, check out QAA.com. The price is...

For filters, check out QAA.com. The price is about the same as ACS, but they have free shipping.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-13-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By WingsOnWheels
They are out of the gallons as well....

They are out of the gallons as well....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Same here, I even dimpled the 0.040 forward...

Same here, I even dimpled the 0.040 forward floor, and countersunk the angle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Im just going from memory here, but arent the...

Im just going from memory here, but arent the outboard wing skins 0.025? Were those countersunk as well?

Overall thr dimpled joints are quite a bit stronger in sheer, so it sounds like he made a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,278
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Yeah, the kit prices are only about 10k...

Yeah, the kit prices are only about 10k different, so all other equipment being the same, it really comes down to 360 vs 390 price difference plus the 10k kit difference.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-12-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 319,571
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Same here, I am trying to plan a week or so...

Same here, I am trying to plan a week or so flying/camping trip for early june. Knowing my luck, the weather will be bad, but I can at least try.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is (was) a great deal, went fast.

That is (was) a great deal, went fast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,075
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is what I use, with a fine-point applicator.

That is what I use, with a fine-point applicator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,278
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm 6'4" around 265 with a 6A. The almost -14...

I'm 6'4" around 265 with a 6A. The almost -14 seatback kit solves most of the cockpit space issues. For me, baggage load/CG is the limiting factor. for camping it is mostly a single person...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,797
Posted By WingsOnWheels
On this same topic, does anyone have a mechanical...

On this same topic, does anyone have a mechanical drawing of the stock nosewheel? I am thinking about making my own tubeless wheel, but don't want to take mine out of service in the meantime...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-11-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 319,571
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The paint came out great! Good looking plane!

The paint came out great! Good looking plane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have an older pre-blutooth version. The new...

I have an older pre-blutooth version. The new version looks like it has that functionality, but I couldnt tell you for sure. For $11, worth a try. I may order one for an upgrade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I bought a panel mount mp3 player module. It is...

I bought a panel mount mp3 player module. It is intended for integration into other stereo equipment and is low level out only. Cost me about $11. It is wired to my pma5000ex audio panel. Can use...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-07-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I was referring to his comment about the bulge in...

I was referring to his comment about the bulge in the side being and intentional part of the design. There are many little errors like this in the plans (or parts) that require some extra caution...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-07-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Remember, the 6 was a paper design, so it isn't...

Remember, the 6 was a paper design, so it isn't prefect. The sides need to be straight for everything to work as is should. The plans bulkhead position is just a little off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By WingsOnWheels
What about an inspector from the FSDO?

What about an inspector from the FSDO?
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-06-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,332
Posted By WingsOnWheels
On the A model you need to fit the wings to drill...

On the A model you need to fit the wings to drill the gear towers while the fuselage is inverted (can't have the tail on then, but otherwise there is no relationship or installation order of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-06-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,332
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The wing spar to fuselage interface is entirely...

The wing spar to fuselage interface is entirely different on the older models. Also, on the 6A, the main gear towers share bolts with the spar, so the gear has to come off to get the wings off.

I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-06-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Since you have already drilled the skins to the...

Since you have already drilled the skins to the bulkheads, you could add a spacer between the flange and skin on the bulkheads that are narrower, thus creating a straight line and removing the slight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By WingsOnWheels
When we moved, I was able to get my 6A on the...

When we moved, I was able to get my 6A on the gear in a 26' UHAUL. The gear track is slightly wider than the door so it had to go through one leg at a time. I don't know if the 7A has the same...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It sounds like you don't have the longerons...

It sounds like you don't have the longerons seated all the way. The longeron should sit flush with the flange on the bulkhead.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Do you have a picture, I am having a hard time...

Do you have a picture, I am having a hard time visualizing the issue you are having with bulging.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If I were to do it all over, I would remove the...

If I were to do it all over, I would remove the flange from the vans step and weld up a flange to a tube and mount that in the fuselage. The Vans step would then slide into the fuselage tube and be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,555
Posted By WingsOnWheels
When I was 17, fresh PPL in hand I took a girl on...

When I was 17, fresh PPL in hand I took a girl on a date for lunch over at Catalina (AVX). All went well until it was time to leave and I discovered that I had left the master on and drained the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like you could put an X to close the...

Sounds like you could put an X to close the runway in-work, but the parallel grass runway is still open...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-02-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm a tall guy with long legs, so I put a lot of...

I'm a tall guy with long legs, so I put a lot of thought into the pedals during my build. If you have a later kit with a 7 style center tunnel, the pedals can interfere with the tunnel by just a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,526
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I just made a simple bushing for my #40 strap...

I just made a simple bushing for my #40 strap duplicator so it would fit the 8/32 nutplate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did my 6A roll servo in the wingtip. Easy to...

I did my 6A roll servo in the wingtip. Easy to install, super easy to access, no roll/pitch coupling either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,669
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have Old Republic via Gallagher and my...

I have Old Republic via Gallagher and my insurance went down a little this year. Now I just started flying my RV last year, so maybe my rate didn't go down as much as it would have in the past with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Here at work we have a 60Kw fiber laser....not...

Here at work we have a 60Kw fiber laser....not used for engraving though...haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By WingsOnWheels
And as a bonus, aluminum is one of the hardest...

And as a bonus, aluminum is one of the hardest metals to cut with a laser, it take more power for aluminum than steel. If you want to cut your instrument panel, plan on a 500w or better...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I couldn't even get a decent haircut when I lived...

I couldn't even get a decent haircut when I lived in Prescott, so I know what you mean....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used a clear line for the vent, makes it...

I used a clear line for the vent, makes it obvious, can see the oil in the line.

I have been in this same boat, time to change the pump.
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