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Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By Harvey
I used Weldon #3 on a crack and whilst it may...

I used Weldon #3 on a crack and whilst it may have stabilized it, it certainly didn't hide it.

Any real world suggestions appreciated.
Forum: RV-4 01-07-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By Harvey
A friend of mine purchased a flying RV4 and put...

A friend of mine purchased a flying RV4 and put it on our ultralight registration system by limiting its MTOW to 1320 lbs, hence no passenger but plenty of baggage capacity. He flies it solo but it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,269
Posted By Harvey
Absolutely. More oil in the fuel, the greater...

Absolutely. More oil in the fuel, the greater the chance of detonation. I've seen reports that with some of the latest direct injection auto engines, a different oil formulation may be required due...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,580
Posted By Harvey
It seems to me that Doug Eves is the only one...

It seems to me that Doug Eves is the only one that is in a position to provide any real evidence in support of using auto oils. My personal opinion is that Ashless Dispersant aviation oils are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,580
Posted By Harvey
Chicken Tax ?

OK, I give up....what is the Chicken Tax ans what makes you think all pick up trucks are made in USA ?

;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By Harvey
RPM and speed

Hi Brad, those are good figures and I'm very interested to find out at what RPM you get WFO and also in cruise please

Marty
RV8 IO360 10:1
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 896,102
Posted By Harvey
RV8 pic

My RV8 is an older build - 7 years now - but still looks great !

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1v0xub59hvo17td/DSC_0180.JPG?dl=0
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 896,102
Posted By Harvey
Rv8 pic

This 8 has been around for a while - about 7 years - and looks as good as new.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1v0xub59hvo17td/DSC_0180.JPG?dl=0
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 640,557
Posted By Harvey
RV8 panel

This is an older panel but has as many bells and whistles as I'll ever need ....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eidzu1ysdtvbf25/R0011492.jpg?dl=0
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,705
Posted By Harvey
I knew there was something about Dan I liked...

I knew there was something about Dan I liked !

Here is my own weapon of choice....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqozqjgce9nm8ar/Trease.JPG?dl=0



Naa, no stump jumpers for me. I liked bikes. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,719
Posted By Harvey
I've built a 6 and a 9 and both proved wonderful...

I've built a 6 and a 9 and both proved wonderful XC aircraft. Wanting to do more trips since the demise of my 6, I chose to buy rather than build again, and ended up with a lovely 8. Certainly the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,012
Posted By Harvey
Hi Lance, Any update on the canopies ? I was...

Hi Lance,

Any update on the canopies ? I was going to order one through Vans in the next couple of months to replace the cracked on in my RV8. Do you have a website that I can get more information...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,520
Posted By Harvey
I notice you have a WW 200Rv on your RV7 and a...

I notice you have a WW 200Rv on your RV7 and a 74RV on the RV8. I'm in the market to replace my CS Hartzell and would appreciate your comment based on your experiences to date please
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 718
Posted By Harvey
Trip Write ups

Just completed a 4400nm trip in the RV8 over 21 days. What a hoot !
Averaged 23 mpg at 128kts and saw a lot of the Top End of Australia...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,217
Posted By Harvey
Probably not much help as I don't know the...

Probably not much help as I don't know the answer, but I assume your mean that the figures supplied by AFS are for the 180 hp engine and yours is the angle valve 200 hp engine, hence the data is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,008
Posted By Harvey
Savvy Analysis

After building 5 aircraft and now fully retired, I wanted to do some travelling rather than spend time building again, so I was keeping very casual eye out for a nice simple VFR RV at a reasonable...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 343,661
Posted By Harvey
http://i59.tinypic.com/2eyj30x.jpg Let's see if...

http://i59.tinypic.com/2eyj30x.jpg

Let's see if this works....ok, we have lift off !
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 343,661
Posted By Harvey
First Flight

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tadf6ubfkp8fx3r/RV9a.jpg

Hi Vansters,

Just a quick pic of our recently completed RV9A on its First Flight. A QB kit that had lain unstarted for a number of years, we...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-21-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,408
Posted By Harvey
Honda

Hi guys,

FWIW, a friend of mine put a V6 Honda and belt redrive into his RV6. Looked great on paper, although heavy. He flew it for a while and despite tweaking exhaust and cams, had to resort to a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2008, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,461
Posted By Harvey
Brake Fluids

I have been flying my 6 for 4 years/400 hours and have been considering changing out the 5606 brake fluid to the higher spec version, but it is hard to get in this part of the country. Recently I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,525
Posted By Harvey
Aerovee - no way

Hi Alan.

I just cannot understand why you want to second guess Vans. They have done all the homework to make the RV12 a winner. I helped build a Sonex and the guy cheapskated by using an Aerovee....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,638
Posted By Harvey
Hi Rainier, I have been interested in your...

Hi Rainier,

I have been interested in your product range from an early stage, but could not accept the odd ball octagonal shape, mainly because it was much more difficult to cut an 8-sided hole than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,638
Posted By Harvey
Smart Single ? - no

Definitely wait till the round guages are introduced. I made the mistake of ordering the octagonal Smart Single G-meter and ended up with a useless hole in the panel. I took it out - not that there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,958
Posted By Harvey
max G or accumulation ?

Hi Pierre,

I am wondering if cumulative cycling would be more relevant in terms of fatigue life than the actual 'G' load is in terms of wing strength ?

In other words, if I pull 6 G once every time...
Forum: RV-4 01-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,498
Posted By Harvey
Hi Steve, Whilst I agree that changing anything...

Hi Steve,

Whilst I agree that changing anything from the Van's plans is inviting trouble, relocating the boost pump from inside the cockpit to outside in the wing root is very straight forward. The...
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,498
Posted By Harvey
Mogas in RV4

Hi Jim,

My set up is a variation of the usual Vans system, and based on one drawn by Tony Bingelis. It uses all Vans supplied components. Instead of the boost pump sitting inside the cockpit, it is...
Forum: RV-4 01-20-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,498
Posted By Harvey
Mogas in RV4

Grant,

I set up my RV6 during construction to run mogas.

I simply placed the fuel pump ( and the gascolator) in the wing root so they were in a cool spot. It also meant that the pump was doing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-15-2008, 12:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,042
Posted By Harvey
-6 landing technique

After a couple of hundred hours without any problems landing my 6, I started having nothing but bad landings. After analysing everything I could think of, I found that it co-incided with a friends...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,316
Posted By Harvey
Crocoming/Lycogator

Something that no-one seems to have picked up on in Bob's original posting - the fact is that none of the technical innovations, such as 4-valve heads, overhead cams, supercharging etc came out of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,217
Posted By Harvey
Oil Temp vs Oil type

Like most it seems, I like to see 100 F oil temp, and 300 F CHT before taking off using full throttle, but fed in gradually on the TO roll.

One thing that hasn't been mentioned as yet, is what...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-12-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,246
Posted By Harvey
Hi Garth, Just wo9ndering what Australian...

Hi Garth,

Just wo9ndering what Australian company it is using the rotary in all their aircraft ? The only outfit I know of is Cobra Aviation - hardly a big producer.

Rgds

Harvey
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By Harvey
G'day Lennie, Sorry, if you were visiting...

G'day Lennie,

Sorry, if you were visiting Brisbane I might have been able to help. As it is, we have Sonny from the USA visiting tomorrow, so have gathered some local RVers for a BBQ. Whereabouts...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-05-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By Harvey
Very interesting, and surprisingly clear. I...

Very interesting, and surprisingly clear. I guess it pretty much what you would think it would be like.

Cheers

Martin in Oz
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,597
Posted By Harvey
Aircraft Cleaner

Having tried just about everything over the years on my bikes and aircraft, I am now using a specific aviation product called Zi-400. It is a colloidal cleaner that is not only environmentally safe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,390
Posted By Harvey
Bill Dube's KillerCycle accident

Hi Guys,

Anybody heard how Bill Dube is doing after his impromptu burnout for the media a couple of days ago, which unfortunately ended up with him hitting a parked car...

If you read this Bill,...
Forum: International 09-11-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Harvey
G'day Sonny, Yes, there is even RVer's out here....

G'day Sonny,

Yes, there is even RVer's out here. Quite a few in fact.

If you would like to give me some details, such as when you are going to be in Brisbane ( and where exactly) and if you will...
Forum: International 09-04-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By Harvey
G'day Carl, You might like to post the query to:...

G'day Carl,

You might like to post the query to:

http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/RVs_in_Aus/

Cheers,

Martin in Oz
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2007, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,132
Posted By Harvey
Blast Tubes.

Hi Geoff,

You could use a piece of wire inside the tube, then bend it at whatever angles required.

However, I used a heat gun on the plastic blast tubes to shape where I wanted them pointing, and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-23-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,214
Posted By Harvey
6-stroker

Hi Mal,

It has been some years since we spoke, and I saw your bike run. That was around the time Sir Alan Cathcart rode it, so wondering what has happened in the meantime. I gather you also have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-25-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,999
Posted By Harvey
Zero cooling drag

Just coming back to the original posting re Zero Cooling Drag - I ran into Zoche Junior at the company display at AERO Friedrichshafen last week, and after querying him about the delay in getting his...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,608
Posted By Harvey
Engine paint ?

If you want to impress most people, paint and chrome away.
If you want to impress those that know, then keep away from polishing your engine. That is the worst in terms of heat transfer.

A natural...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,410
Posted By Harvey
Just a couple of comments - Strictly speaking,...

Just a couple of comments -

Strictly speaking, the Bing carbs do not have 'choke' - they have a plunger operated enriching circuit that opens up an extra fuel port. That's the reason you must have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,335
Posted By Harvey
DOT 5

Hi Frank,

DOT 5 should be readily available from most motorcycle shops. It is what Harley use in all its bikes for the very reason you mention - it doesn't damage paint. On the other hand it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,621
Posted By Harvey
Thanks Gil, I can see how setting the ignition...

Thanks Gil,

I can see how setting the ignition timing point at 25 deg BTDC on a 25 deg lag angle magneto would allow the plugs to fire at TDC on start up. Now setting the same 25 deg ignition timing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,621
Posted By Harvey
Steve, You need to find out more about that...

Steve,

You need to find out more about that option. It sounds to me that they are asking which lag angle in the mag you want. Mags don't come 20 or 25 degrees - that's where YOU set the ignition...
Forum: Safety 04-01-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,652
Posted By Harvey
Mixture screw..

Hi Roberta,

What you say is correct, and in line with Lycoming recommendations. As is often the case, there is a fair degree of latitude. I offer Mahlon's comments as those of an acknowledged...
Forum: Safety 03-28-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,652
Posted By Harvey
Mixture screw adj.

Hi Roberta,

I believe that the 50 rpm increase when pulling the mixture is only a guide. My Lycoming doesn't do it, and I think that chasing this setting may cause more serious problems, such as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By Harvey
Fines wires are...fine

Yep, add another happy customer. Since replacing the original plugs with fine wires, never had any more fouling at idle. Certainly recommended.

Martin in Oz
Forum: Safety 03-27-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,652
Posted By Harvey
This tends to support my personal theory that...

This tends to support my personal theory that most people have their mixture setting too rich. I hadn't thought that one of the consequences is that the mixture screw may have insufficient spring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Harvey
Hi Warren, My RV6 came in at 1024 pounds,...

Hi Warren,

My RV6 came in at 1024 pounds, complete and ready to fly but no fuel.
Lycoming O-320, Sensenich FP metal prop, taildragger, heavy polyester cowl, nav lights, lined interior.
Sometimes I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,136
Posted By Harvey
RV Names

Well, the name for my RV6 was a bit of a no-brainer. 'Harvey'.

As in Harvey the RV

Cheers

Martin in Oz
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,315
Posted By Harvey
Canopy Cleaner

Hi guys,
Here is a link to a website that has specific aircraft cleaning products - as in approved/certified for aircraft use. Used by the military/airlines etc and on the Shuttle. The canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,939
Posted By Harvey
RV Buddy - Space Walker..

Hi Bill,

I will certainly keep in touch. For you information, the Space Walker/ Revolution kits are now being produced by an Aussie engineer based in Malaysia. You can check out the website -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,939
Posted By Harvey
RV buddy - Space Walker 2

After 3 years of flying my RV-6, I have the building bug again. I thought about another RV - got all the tools and most of the skills and a few ideas, but what am I going to do with two of them ?
So,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By Harvey
Fly-in

Hi Axel,

Just checked out the website for your airport - very nice.

I am organising a fly-in to our Airpark at the moment, and I like to keep it simple. Basicly just give the local flying...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,927
Posted By Harvey
Some sound advice and good tips there on weight...

Some sound advice and good tips there on weight saving. However, the easiest weight saving of all is not what you take out, but what you don't put in. Extra do-dads, sound deadening, leather seats,...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,152
Posted By Harvey
John, I think you might find that the reason most...

John,
I think you might find that the reason most cars run submerged pumps and return lines is that it is much better from a vapour lock situation to push the fuel from its source rather than pull it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Posted By Harvey
O-320 carb

Hi Steve,

Firstly, are you sure the carb you have is the correct model for the engine you have ? If so, is it in good condition ?

If that all checks out, then I would make sure that the float...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By Harvey
Porker

Hi Gerry,

I'm with Pierre on this. Ditch the inverted system. You don't need it, especially if you a looking at doing aeros - even more important to get the maneouvres right when you are...
Forum: COMM 01-07-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,102
Posted By Harvey
ICOM intercom

Hi Jim,

I have wired up my last two aircraft using the built-in intercom function of the ICOM A-200. It works fine. I used two PTT micro-switches, plus a toggle switch between transmit and intercom...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By Harvey
Low Oil Consumption

Lawrence,

My factory new Lycoming O-320 with 300 hrs on it has never used much oil.
I am using Aeroshell 15-50 and never cruise at more than 65% power, which might explain my low oil consumption of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Harvey
Lycoming packaging

Hi Steve,

My Lycoming O-320 came direct from the factory, not Aerosport Power, and arrived in a wooden framed cardboard box, filled with foam.

I don't think anything is safe from gross mis-handling...
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