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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mine bowed also. I installed two ribs - fluted...

Mine bowed also. I installed two ribs - fluted to make the curve - on my first RV8 with the fiberglass door. On my current RV8, I made the door out of .063 aluminum and it doesnít bow at all, and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-11-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Scott Hersha
My wife uses tinted plastic sheets that stay...

My wife uses tinted plastic sheets that stay attached via static. Comes in different sizes, from Walmart or Autozone for a few bucks. Works great. I donít think you should leave it attached all the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím interested in the answer to this one too. I...

Iím interested in the answer to this one too. I didnít think a low CHT would be bad. My RV8 runs at normal 340-360 in cruise, but the RV4 I used to own ran cool - similar to what you are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By Scott Hersha
Simon, Iím confused about why you are worried...

Simon,
Iím confused about why you are worried about low CHTís. Isnít that the goal? As long as your engine is producing the power you expect to get and the oil temp is within a normal range, what is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,846
Posted By Scott Hersha
WEMO switch to turn the engine heater...

WEMO switch to turn the engine heater on:

https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F7C027/

Buy a mobile hotspot from Verizon, or others. Pay the monthly fee (~$30/mo), to turn the switch on from your...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-01-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By Scott Hersha
Standard from the Pmag factory is with the jumper...

Standard from the Pmag factory is with the jumper in, so less aggressive advance curve. It also comes with the start timing set to fire just past TDC (1.4*?).
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-29-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well, in my experience, picking your package up...

Well, in my experience, picking your package up at the shipper depot doesn't work either. I ordered a trundle bed a couple years ago from a reputable furniture company and it was delivered by UPS....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can bundle engine sense wires together....

You can bundle engine sense wires together. Probably not a good idea to route these wires with higher power items, like main bus feed, master or start wires, or any large wires that carry a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,915
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sorry, but the “if required by the aircraft...

Sorry, but the “if required by the aircraft maintenance manual” statement a couple posts earlier caught my attention. What ‘aircraft maintenance manual’ are you referring to? The one we write...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,235
Posted By Scott Hersha
EMags v.s. SDS... EMag doesnít offer the...

EMags v.s. SDS...

EMag doesnít offer the ignition advance control that SDS does. Even with the EI Commander, or the EMag program as used in an EMag ignition system, you donít get the same...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,235
Posted By Scott Hersha
Joe, There is no substitution for horsepower. You...

Joe,
There is no substitution for horsepower. You can always pull the power back, lean, and match fuel flow to the smaller engine and get the same speed in cruise (at ALMOST the same FF - you are...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Hangar T6D @ KHAO.

Yep. Hangar T6D @ KHAO.
Forum: Northeast 11-13-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think Joe is at Delaware, KDLZ.

I think Joe is at Delaware, KDLZ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Scott Hersha
Congratulations to fellow Cincy Riverrat Dave...

Congratulations to fellow Cincy Riverrat Dave Schmitz (Kicks) on his performance last June. Something else to talk about at the Super Bowl party this winter.
Forum: Northeast 11-12-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wrong end of the state, but there are numerous RV...

Wrong end of the state, but there are numerous RV builders at KHAO near Cincinnati, including me. My RV8 is in a paint shop in TX right now, but will be home around the end of the month, and Iíd be...
Forum: COMM 11-12-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By Scott Hersha
I use a visor type hat. Nothing on top, so the...

I use a visor type hat. Nothing on top, so the headset cushion rests on your head as designed, and itís a little cooler in the summer. Any hat, or visor however, will interfere with the seal between...
Forum: Rocket 11-10-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,077
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hmmm... re-designing a flap system so that you...

Hmmm... re-designing a flap system so that you can fly an *íunstabilized approachí in KNOWN icing conditions ó- seems problematic to me.

*flying an approach at 120K in an airplane that is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,596
Posted By Scott Hersha
Remember, the G3X/latest Garmin EFIS info is a...

Remember, the G3X/latest Garmin EFIS info is a Ďpathí based flight display. The boxes (active route) indicate your path. Where the nose is pointed is indicated by the circle with the bulls eye in it...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,502
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used the hinges on my first RV (RV6), camlocks...

I used the hinges on my first RV (RV6), camlocks on my second airplane (RV8), and hinges on my 3rd and latest RV8. If I build a fourth (unlikely) it will have hinges. I was careful with installation...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-01-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By Scott Hersha
Glad to see you are still having a reprieve from...

Glad to see you are still having a reprieve from the rain. I got my RV8 to 52H last weekend for paint @ GLO from Cincinnati, after waiting out the weather for several days. Of course it all moved up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,450
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you want to ease your mind about this, go up...

If you want to ease your mind about this, go up and do some stalls - after youíre sure thereís no deformation or cracking....... better yet, go up with someone else in their RV, any RV, and have...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,986
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow! Good job Brian. Using the technology is a...

Wow! Good job Brian. Using the technology is a good thing. In this case, it may have saved you.

And thanks for ĎSHOWING UPí (as Haley put it) for Jonís memorial. Paying it forward, as we heard...
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By Scott Hersha
I moved my RV4 front seat aft 2 1/2Ē at the top...

I moved my RV4 front seat aft 2 1/2Ē at the top and just over an inch at the bottom, which made seating slightly more reclined. That was more comfortable in my opinion. The roll bar weldment had to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,908
Posted By Scott Hersha
This has been so tough. Jon was an inspiration to...

This has been so tough. Jon was an inspiration to all of us at Butler County Airport and his genuine love of our avocation went far beyond this place. Jon was a true friend. I saw him almost every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Scott Hersha
Prop Governor

Does anyone here have experience with a Whirlwind 200RV prop with the Hartzell S-1-10 governor that Vanís sells? I originally had the blended airfoil Hartzell, but my partner (at the time) had an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By Scott Hersha
JT decided not to use the PP alt fail connection....

JT decided not to use the PP alt fail connection. He has an EarthX battery in his new Redline RV8 and has configured his low voltage warning at 13.5 volts, which happens pretty quickly if your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By Scott Hersha
Your post #4 picture doesnít look like there is...

Your post #4 picture doesnít look like there is enough slack in that fuel line. As Scott says, the bottom of the engine where the fuel pump is, moves laterally a lot, especially during start up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,607
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a keyed switch (Steinair) that controls...

I have a keyed switch (Steinair) that controls power through the push button starter. Mags (soon to be P Mags) are controlled through toggles. When I leave the plane somewhere I turn the ‘starter...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By Scott Hersha
My QB wings had an inspection plate on the bottom...

My QB wings had an inspection plate on the bottom for access to the back side of the holes for stall warning install. If you end up taking off your wings to gain backside access, this is what I did...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 68,693
Posted By Scott Hersha
Of the several bids I got for painting our new...

Of the several bids I got for painting our new plane, two of them were for base/clear, 3 colors with cut & buff. The cut & buff added $8,000 to the cost of the paint job.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,830
Posted By Scott Hersha
Walt, Ya, sorry, $10K was an obvious...

Walt,
Ya, sorry, $10K was an obvious exaggeration, but it sure seems like a lot of extra money to gain a level of redundancy that doesn't seem like very much added value. The OP was asking about...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,830
Posted By Scott Hersha
Single screen G3X, Garmin 625 for NAV, G5 backup....

Single screen G3X, Garmin 625 for NAV, G5 backup. Excellent setup for IFR flying. Foreflight running on the iPad for digital charting backup, and it talks to the G3X. Thereís plenty of information on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,774
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes. Iíve gotten my endorsement from my local...

Yes. Iíve gotten my endorsement from my local FSDO to take my written and practical tests for my A&P based on construction of two RVís (3 now). So did two of my friends at my airport, and theyíve...
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can do that yourself knowing the weights of...

You can do that yourself knowing the weights of the two batteries in question and itís mounted CG position relative to datum. If mounted in the same place, your empty CG will move aft slightly if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By Scott Hersha
The hot start procedure that Paul reccommends...

The hot start procedure that Paul reccommends seems to work on Lyc powered Mooneys, and Pipers from what Iíve read on hot start forums. A minor change to that procedure that also helps is to turn on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Scott Hersha
Awesome pictures Luke. You guys look great! Itís...

Awesome pictures Luke. You guys look great! Itís a long ride to Italy, but my wife (Italian) and I would love to get there and see you perform live.
Forum: Propellers 09-18-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Scott Hersha
I found Aircraft Specialists at Jeffersonville,...

I found Aircraft Specialists at Jeffersonville, IN (KJVY - Louisville area) to have a good price and they said they could get me a blended airfoil Hartzell in 3 weeks for $9300. Vanís price on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can buy extra pins from Vans Aircraft. They...

You can buy extra pins from Vans Aircraft. They are rolled into a circle about 24Ē in diameter for packaging. I found them locally at a metal supplier. The reamer idea works - every time, and itís a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Scott Hersha
20 threads per inch - 135 degrees for every one...

20 threads per inch - 135 degrees for every one Iíve done (copper). I put a mark on a point on the hex of the plug with a sharpie, and another mark 135 degrees in a clockwise direction on the plug....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By Scott Hersha
Tips and tricks - first place, when you remove...

Tips and tricks - first place, when you remove your cowls try to sit them on a piece of carpet, towel or something else so you damage the hinge eyelets on the floor. Now that you have maybe flattened...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,980
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow! That sounds a bit harsh. I havenít found...

Wow! That sounds a bit harsh. I havenít found things quite that bad, but of course, your experience may be different. Iíve sold my completed airplanes quickly and easily and recovered my investment,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Scott Hersha
Amen Vic! Well said. Itís good to get this kind...

Amen Vic! Well said. Itís good to get this kind of information about the MOSAIC initiative from someone inside the Vans community that knows what the FAA point of reference is too. There are a lot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,408
Posted By Scott Hersha
There are a lot of experienced RV builders just...

There are a lot of experienced RV builders just west of you at Butler County (Ohio) airport - KHAO. 10+ RV8's have been built there by current residents, along with numerous other RV models. Come...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used my middle finger......... but I have...

I used my middle finger......... but I have arthritis, so probably about the same size as PDís thumb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By Scott Hersha
The fit should be more snug than what is showing...

The fit should be more snug than what is showing in your picture. There should be a small amount of room for paint and minimal movement. If you tape the gear leg fairing with 3-4 layers of PVC...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-10-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By Scott Hersha
Added a couple pictures above - I think......

Added a couple pictures above - I think......
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,901
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used Petit EZY Prime and Petit topside...

I used Petit EZY Prime and Petit topside polyurethane paint over it on my RV8. I’ll try to attach a couple pictures, but if that doesn’t work, send me a message and I’ll email them to you. I got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,020
Posted By Scott Hersha
My friend Bruce makes them. Iíll see him this...

My friend Bruce makes them. Iíll see him this evening, I think, and ask him to contact you, or Iíll list his contact info here if he wants. I installed the bolts that way originally with my current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít see any cracks, and the damage doesnít...

I donít see any cracks, and the damage doesnít look that bad to where you couldnít fly it - as long as there is no binding or clearance issues between the damaged aileron and adjacent structure. If...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,020
Posted By Scott Hersha
I wonít comment further about bolt length/thread...

I wonít comment further about bolt length/thread exposure...... Iím sure you already knew that, or certainly do by now. However, to your original question, something to the effect ďis there anything...
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By Scott Hersha
Whirlwind timing....... I ordered my 200RV prop...

Whirlwind timing....... I ordered my 200RV prop on June 8 and was told 8 weeks. Itís now been 12 weeks, and Iím still at least 2 weeks from getting my prop. Whatever Whirlwind tells you - double it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,331
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, I get it. We are, after all, experimental...

Yep, I get it. We are, after all, experimental pilots, and all of our airplanes are different. I applaud the OP for making this test comparison, and becoming familiar with his airplane. There is no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Scott Hersha
I didnít say to use G-Flex on the canopy, I said...

I didnít say to use G-Flex on the canopy, I said use Pro Set, which is recommended on plexi and has the same consistency as G-Flex, which you may be familiar with. It makes proSet easier to apply...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used Pro Set from the Gougeon Brothers (West...

I used Pro Set from the Gougeon Brothers (West System). It is a structural adhesive that is compatible with all West System epoxies - in fact it will wet out cloth if applied correctly. According...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,839
Posted By Scott Hersha
My guess on the washers - in case you have...

My guess on the washers - in case you have something thick to go through and needed a longer stud for that, and for for attaching more than one ring terminal from various ground blocks in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,011
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bruce, Youíve gotten lots of good advice here...

Bruce,
Youíve gotten lots of good advice here from experienced RV8 Pilots and lots of different techniques that work for them. If you are still looking for an instructor, I know of two that have dual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,679
Posted By Scott Hersha
You might want to consider installing the prop...

You might want to consider installing the prop governor before hanging the engine, if using an aft mounted governor. They are sometimes difficult to mount after the engine is mounted. Same with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 162,278
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you are using LED lights, you have to vary the...

If you are using LED lights, you have to vary the voltage (I think). Iíve used resistors before, and it worked OK, but you have to experiment with various sizes to get what level you want. Resistors...
Forum: Tools 08-15-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,134
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just bought the HF creeper today for $27 and...

Just bought the HF creeper today for $27 and turned it around to give me a little more Ďaltitudeí, and I have to say, itís pretty comfortable. I donít think the plastic wheels will last long, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By Scott Hersha
One of the things you were asking about is the...

One of the things you were asking about is the best time to buy somebody’s aircraft kit. That would probably be during the time of year when most people don’t think as much about how much they wish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 162,278
Posted By Scott Hersha
How about making the toggle switch a dpdt switch...

How about making the toggle switch a dpdt switch so you can have a test position one way and a fixed dim the other way?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By Scott Hersha
Steve, Being frustrated at this point is not...

Steve,
Being frustrated at this point is not unusual. The good thing I see here is that you are particular, and thatís a positive thing. That little part is not easy to get perfect, but itís not...
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