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Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,366
Posted By VA Maule
Bush Planes

I'm genuinely enjoying building my very none standard Radial RV-8 and should have it standing up on it's own custom tall & wide Grove gear by this weekend. Now my 8 project by no means will be a bush...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 70,559
Posted By VA Maule
Gotta love those round engines. Great looking...

Gotta love those round engines. Great looking reconstruction.
Please forgive my ignorance but what's up with the clocking of the altimeter?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By VA Maule
Cerrobend & an Eastwood Tubeing bender #21115

Cerrobend & an Eastwood Tubeing bender #21115
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By VA Maule
Looking closer at the photo this evening the...

Looking closer at the photo this evening the clamp doesn't look be snug to the hose . Try tightening the clamp some more or get one a little smaller before dismantling tank. On the other revet by all...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By VA Maule
Looks like a good candidate for the green wicking...

Looks like a good candidate for the green wicking Loctktight. Pull a slight vacuum on the tank and let it suck in the Locktight. Several threads on here about this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,977
Posted By VA Maule
Short numbers

Yep aught to be a rule against selling or offering for sale more than say 4 or 5 N numbers per year. Or perhaps FAA could also allow/accept applications for this service by mail so that that the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By VA Maule
I had a similar issue with my 8's bottom skins, I...

I had a similar issue with my 8's bottom skins, I employed deferential thermal expansion to stretch the skin just enough by the close application of heat with several 500 watt halogen work lights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By VA Maule
Farmvile ramp

I'm disappointed that the ramp reconstruction caused the cancellation of the Mason-Dixon Clash I was hoping to visit with y'all again. They just got it finished Saturday the 20 (day before yesterday)...
Forum: Reviews 10-03-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By VA Maule
If you have the room series installation well...

If you have the room series installation well definitely provide more heat ,my Maule has a series setup and has the best heat of any single engine plane I'ave experienced. I hope I can get as nearly...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,415
Posted By VA Maule
Material?

Kinda sorta looks like duct tape to me .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,341
Posted By VA Maule
Have him add you to his policy as an additional...

Have him add you to his policy as an additional pilot. Insurance company will most likely require your logbook/ experience information and maybe a checkout in the plain.
Forum: Reviews 09-05-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,512
Posted By VA Maule
Just received mine last week that I ordered at...

Just received mine last week that I ordered at the show (Oshkosh) and like Andy said it's a nice looking high quality item. It will be a little wile before I can give y'all a flight report as I'am...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,028
Posted By VA Maule
Glad to hear you got it working well.

Glad to hear you got it working well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,086
Posted By VA Maule
How's the quality of the canopy that Lance Logan...

How's the quality of the canopy that Lance Logan is producing? Last I remember in a post here somewhere he was working on figuring out the workings, assume he's gotten it figured out. What's the best...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,028
Posted By VA Maule
Save your self a lot of effort. From Aircraft...

Save your self a lot of effort. From Aircraft Spruce order # SS AN815-4J cut one nipple off flush to nut , on the 1/4" 28 x 1/8" hose barb cut off 1/8" hose barb ,tig weld together the 1/4"28 thread...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,028
Posted By VA Maule
Stainless is indeed tuff to machine,but it welds...

Stainless is indeed tuff to machine,but it welds nicely. What are you trying to machine? Many small steel hydraulic fittings are exactly the same as standard AN fittings & a much better selection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,241
Posted By VA Maule
Jordan curious as to witch airport your at ? Mine...

Jordan curious as to witch airport your at ? Mine Farmvile KFVX only has privately owned hangars on one year land leases. Frankly I think the leases should mirror the FAA grant funding time limits at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,028
Posted By VA Maule
Do you have a vapor return line running back to...

Do you have a vapor return line running back to the tanks from the TBI ? I believe this is the recommended vapor lock prevention method recommend by Rotec. If the vapors can't go back to the tank...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By VA Maule
Wakefield KAKQ Virginia dinner will come to the...

Wakefield KAKQ Virginia dinner will come to the airport and take you back but only 98NM
Person County KTDF The Homestead will pick you up and bring you back. Often airport attend will call you back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By VA Maule
Yep just more bottom feeders trolling FAA...

Yep just more bottom feeders trolling FAA databases looking for a sucker. Kinda like Short N numbers. Com ( American capitalism run amok )
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,453
Posted By VA Maule
The thing is cars & motorcycles engines of today...

The thing is cars & motorcycles engines of today are like Rotex & Jabiru (modern design & systems) Lycoming ,Continental ,Franklin & all the old Raidials are 1940's technology ( really not much state...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 88,527
Posted By VA Maule
DeltaRomeo with you 100%+

But wile we're wishing let's wish BIG and ask for self deploying leading edge slats like the SuperSTOL & a3rd door in the back like the Maules maybe even small person/child seat 3rd row seat/useable...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By VA Maule
As far as flush rivets are concerned ribs to skin...

As far as flush rivets are concerned ribs to skin are both dimpled . Skin to longerons and other thick substructure skin is dimpled and thicker is drilled out countersunk to nest.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By VA Maule
I'd give the area good degreasing ( break cleaner...

I'd give the area good degreasing ( break cleaner works great) then a scrubbing with a toothbrush size wire brush & rinse off with break clean and try the wicking Locktight ,give it overnight at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,744
Posted By VA Maule
I'm going to assume here that the new one has a...

I'm going to assume here that the new one has a "B" in the part# get the same length or the next shorter length in an "A" width
Forum: Safety 06-26-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,580
Posted By VA Maule
Please let us know what you find out. Getting the...

Please let us know what you find out. Getting the flakes analyzed would surely be most reassuring answer to what the heck is this stuff?

Raymond: I know first hand the " bugs/ slime is a real...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By VA Maule
If this is so I would be very interested in this...

If this is so I would be very interested in this potential modification as well.
Forum: Safety 06-24-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,580
Posted By VA Maule
I'm going to side with Sam on this one and...

I'm going to side with Sam on this one and suspect that somewhere in the fuel supply chain that material came to be. Backtrack where you fueled up the last several times before you noticed the flakes...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-08-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By VA Maule
Sending bucks

Too good a deal to pass up PM me your address and I'll mail you $2.00 bucks postage ain't free:)
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By VA Maule
If you're not going to use it for a return and...

If you're not going to use it for a return and the tank passed the test why worry about it?
If you're dead set determined to take it apart two pair of Vicegrip brand locking pliers (not the harbor...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-27-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,272
Posted By VA Maule
Looks like it was a great time had by all and a...

Looks like it was a great time had by all and a good turn out. I had an issue arise and couldn't make it I'll try harder next time not to let so much of life gets in the way of the reality...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,977
Posted By VA Maule
Bird poo

Probably would be easy enough to fabricate an anti bird rousting strip like that are installed on cell towers,building ,ect. There simply a bunch of wire quils a little bit longer than the legs of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-23-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,272
Posted By VA Maule
Alright got the location pined down keeping...

Alright got the location pined down keeping fingers crossed for good weather & corporative wife. Since my 8 project is still in the project stage is it safe to assume a Maule would be welcome to roll...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-22-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,272
Posted By VA Maule
Can / will you post a Goggle maps picture showing...

Can / will you post a Goggle maps picture showing Cedar Meadows wile also showing Scott Airpark(VA61) & Grass Patch Airport? A heading with distance from VA61 would be helpful as well.

Looks like...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By VA Maule
Tango Uniform

Most likely the pump's diframe has given ( giving) out, that is the design warning failure mode .
Yeah I know I can't spell!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,299
Posted By VA Maule
Airport closure

If the airport is owned by the University and doesn't have FAA grants funding or the grant funding has lapsed probably not much can be done to change the plans of the university. Regrettably it's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-09-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,867
Posted By VA Maule
0V4 Brookneal Campbell County is basically a...

0V4 Brookneal Campbell County is basically a ghost town of an airport. Liberty University purchased it a couple of years ago to handle their volume of student training . No services. So unless you're...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By VA Maule
So is it Tuesday or Thursday? I'm always up for...

So is it Tuesday or Thursday? I'm always up for doughnuts would hate to miss out ::confused:
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,070
Posted By VA Maule
cdeerinck Aircraft Spuce part #11-02054 it's ABS...

cdeerinck Aircraft Spuce part #11-02054 it's ABS apparently HDPE is about the same stuff their both thermoplastics.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,070
Posted By VA Maule
That looks like a roll your own product. I think...

That looks like a roll your own product. I think it's made of HDPE plastic sheeting that's available from Aircraft Spruce, I made the glair shield, front cockpit interior cover panels and other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,416
Posted By VA Maule
Green gunk is most likely fule dye, probably...

Green gunk is most likely fule dye, probably would be a good idea to blow it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By VA Maule
Airline ticket out there. Get there rent a...

Airline ticket out there. Get there rent a U-haule go to the build your own crate aisle at Lowes/Home Deop. Enjoy the ride home with your undamaged wings :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,390
Posted By VA Maule
What kind of EGT is that cylinder running...

What kind of EGT is that cylinder running compared to the others is it cooler? The deposits look similar to the stuff that accumulates in spark plugs. Any way that cylinder could be running richer?...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By VA Maule
Use a wood drilling spade /paddle bit @about 5/8"...

Use a wood drilling spade /paddle bit @about 5/8" and counterbore for the depth of the bolt head.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By VA Maule
Van's recommend design is good or an equally...

Van's recommend design is good or an equally stable alternative will be needed, you'll be pushing the rivet gun harder than you may think . It would be a really bad day to have the wing and rig...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,263
Posted By VA Maule
Bent dowel

The bent dowel pen has taken quite a bit of abuse my guess is that that the baring was louse in journal, perhaps the case half's were reworked and repaired for use of an oversized bearing shell but a...
Forum: Southeast 04-04-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By VA Maule
stinson46 a member here on VAF has as shop in...

stinson46 a member here on VAF has as shop in Causey NC just West of KRDU @ 2A5 . He's a good guy gave me my intro ride in his 8
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By VA Maule
If you try to maintain the maximum oil level the...

If you try to maintain the maximum oil level the engine will throw what it doesn't want in it overboard. My 0360 Lycoming will in short order throw out anymore than 6&1/4 quarts . Let the quaintly go...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-31-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,556
Posted By VA Maule
Golf course

KFVX 9 holes course adjacent to airport ( really too close golf balls hit the hangars regularly North facing hangars need to keep doors shut) FWIW but probably too far East of your course
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By VA Maule
Close riveting

I did a little creative grinding on old ax head to use as a bucking bar with quite good results on my 8 .
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By VA Maule
I'll second the Pic-n-Pig @BQ1 it's a great...

I'll second the Pic-n-Pig @BQ1 it's a great place, another good one is KFFA First Flight I forget the name, but it's about 1/4 - 1/2 mi walk SE of the monument there's a wind generator on a tower in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By VA Maule
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,984
Posted By VA Maule
I'd be curious to see if the absence of the lead...

I'd be curious to see if the absence of the lead would slightly raise the CHT since the lead to some degree is a lubricant. In my 11:1 comp Corvette I'll occasionally pour in ( by accident) a 5 gal....
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-06-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By VA Maule
I'ave had good service from Rudy Aircraft...

I'ave had good service from Rudy Aircraft Instruments Inc.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-06-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By VA Maule
Gremlins

Little gremlins hiding in with them electrons somewhere? But could have been chased out by your take-apart- put-back- together ( my lame attempt at some levity to ease your frustration) .
It could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,542
Posted By VA Maule
My experience with ethanol in gasoline is that...

My experience with ethanol in gasoline is that the ethanol is hygroscopic just like automotive break fulid meaning it will absorb moisture from the air ( vented tanks) . Two problems I know that are...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By VA Maule
Pro seal

Go to VAF Forums page then down to RV building tips/techniques. The very first one tells all you need to know.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By VA Maule
Looking at them on the Aircraft Spruce site...

Looking at them on the Aircraft Spruce site product description mentioned a spacer bussing did yours come with one? If not it should be easy enough to make.
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By VA Maule
I don't think it's the depth guard,the scrap is...

I don't think it's the depth guard,the scrap is the same size as the Cleco to the right. Looks to me that you're applying too much pressure at the start and making too large chips and curls coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,169
Posted By VA Maule
The trap door that's added to the inboard tank...

The trap door that's added to the inboard tank rib to help keep fule in the inboard bay area nearest to the pickup tube .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,517
Posted By VA Maule
Jerry your version looks very stable but will it...

Jerry your version looks very stable but will it lift the Maule in the background?:eek:
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,218
Posted By VA Maule
I don't think Blue Locktight as noted in post #14...

I don't think Blue Locktight as noted in post #14 will be of any benefit as the loosening of the lead is due to leads' ductility and or lack of resilience. I added some JB weld to the mating surface...
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