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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-10-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By arffguy
Nice video David. Excellent song choice too. Any...

Nice video David. Excellent song choice too. Any comments about the route now that they changed the SFO Class B airspace?
Forum: California 11-10-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By arffguy
Depends on doctor I guess

One of the local pilots here in Sacramento told me that his Kaiser doctor was not even allowed to do BasicMed. Maybe this has changed. I switched to another medical plan and my new doctor had never...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,571
Posted By arffguy
The notch on the rear spar that Gil refers to is...

The notch on the rear spar that Gil refers to is on plan sheet fourteen, revision ten, dated 7/1994.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,446
Posted By arffguy
That is interesting because I was led to believe...

That is interesting because I was led to believe that the RV's had a somewhat weak carb heat system. The one I have flown in the most seems to have almost no drop at all during the run-up. Thanks for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By arffguy
Snap bushings

I put some snap bushings in the tooling holes. I then ran some fishing line through them as wire leads. My fear is that by the time I want to use them, the line will be too old and fail. But yes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By arffguy
Mehrdad, The Sacramento RVators has had a set of...


The Sacramento RVators has had a set of scales for years. They are in a hangar at Executive Airport. I thought you used to be a member of the group?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By arffguy
Two RV-3's with N17RV now

Well, after seeing the video on the front page of the restored RV-3 at the Oregon Aviation Historical Society at Cottage Grove there are now two RV-3's that look alike. Well, mostly. The differences...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By arffguy
I have been an RC modeler for 38 years and I have...

I have been an RC modeler for 38 years and I have seen Blue Angel models with various shades of the blue. Good Luck!
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By arffguy
Color matching??

Do they have the ability to color match something already painted? Usually you can get small bottles or cans of this color at hobby shops. Spray it on a sample and you might just get a close...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,692
Posted By arffguy

I painted my tie-down rings.........but I haven't tried to screw them into the wings yet.
Forum: Rocket 07-24-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By arffguy
I'm no expert on Rockets, but in my opinion the...

I'm no expert on Rockets, but in my opinion the Harmon and the F1 are actually two different airplanes that happen to look the same and fulfill the same mission.

Good luck!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By arffguy
Most RVs have a trim tab. Nobody is going to care...

Most RVs have a trim tab. Nobody is going to care except you. Some guys have added a trim system to the rudder cable (I don't know the details), others have made a moveable tab with a servo to move...
Forum: RV-3 05-14-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By arffguy
I saw an ad for a "RV-3M" on B*******mers. The...

I saw an ad for a "RV-3M" on B*******mers. The n-number is visible on the instrument panel. This n-number has also been on a Gulfstream and currently an RV-8 by an inactive VAF member. I wonder when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By arffguy
George and Becki Orndorff did a whole series of...

George and Becki Orndorff did a whole series of videos when they built their second RV-6. The RV-4 wings are very similar to the RV-6. Maybe you could find a copy of the wing video. It came on two...
Forum: Safety 04-25-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,915
Posted By arffguy
Since I learned about this recently I have told...

Since I learned about this recently I have told every RV owner I know.

Previous threads:

First one is from October 2012. How did I miss that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By arffguy

Great pictures. Thank you for sharing those.

Stairways and driveways to nowhere are kind of creepy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By arffguy
Ken Scott

That was Ken Scott, N207KS. He retired from Van's in July of 2016. Maybe you can find a way to get in touch with him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By arffguy
Look for this book

Owning, Buying or Flying the Cessna 150/152, a Handbook for Owners, Potential Buyers and Student Pilots,


by Mike Arman
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By arffguy
Another IO-390

Dan, aka "flynwest" has one as well.
Look for his posts.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By arffguy
Was that Big Bear City/Lake? Looks like a fun...

Was that Big Bear City/Lake? Looks like a fun trip with quite the change in terrain.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By arffguy
Bookmarked it.

I really enjoyed your video. Thanks for posting it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,449
Posted By arffguy

Wow, that's a 34 percent increase! For two grand more, you can have an RV-7 kit with all the extra work done for you.
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By arffguy
Manual revision addresses the magnets

Look in the manual Section 5, page 5-18.

If you have an older manual you may not have the latest version of Section 5.

Go here:

Go to the bottom...
Forum: RV-4 12-10-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By arffguy
Loss of elevator control

Actually, someone I knew did. He was a former Air Force B-47 Stratojet pilot. It was his favorite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By arffguy
Don't make easy hard

You're overthinking it.

Having spent eighteen years of my life fueling aircraft, ( I can't believe it either) and literally hundreds and hundreds of them from small planes to airliners, I can't...
Forum: RV-4 11-07-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By arffguy
Error in RV-4 manual

I believe you are absolutely correct. I think that the particular wording in the manual was put in when the manuals were rewritten for all the earlier RV's. The RV-4 is the only model where the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By arffguy
Cowl cheeks

Cowl Cheeks, cheek cowls, cheeks. Depends on who says it.

filler,filler, filler.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By arffguy
Source for red grommets?

I bought some MS35489 black grommets for my engine compartment. In six months they were shot. If you find a source for the "red ones" I would sure like to know what it is. Thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By arffguy
Hey Fran, the Sacramento RVators are meeting at...

Hey Fran, the Sacramento RVators are meeting at the north hangars at 11 am today. Somebody might be able to help you out. Free lunch too. If you are operating out of KMCC there are several RVs in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,095
Posted By arffguy
Extreme reaction?

This story bothers me. Clearly, there is more to this than you are letting on.
Forum: RV-4 07-20-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By arffguy
W-416 parts

W-416 is on drawing 9 and 16.

It appears the wing parts numbers changed over the years. So it depends on the vintage of your parts. My old plans show two options for the rod. It seems the "optional"...
Forum: Rocket 07-14-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,541
Posted By arffguy

Wow! Looks like it belongs to an airshow pilot. Can't blend in on the ramp with that one.

By the way, what is the difference between the F4 Rocket 2 and the F4 Raider?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,330
Posted By arffguy
Kit tires versus others

Caution: Thread drift.

Correct me if I am not remembering correctly, but aren't the tires that Van supplies in the kit known for short lives?

Blain's airplane is new, I believe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By arffguy
Pierre, I'm sure that you know that lots of shops...

Pierre, I'm sure that you know that lots of shops overhaul cylinders. What is different with these particular cylinders?
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-27-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,903
Posted By arffguy
Tongue in cheek comment?

I'm sure that Bruce was actually trying to be funny. Maybe he forgot to include the smiley face. You know, that "real pilots fly taildraggers" thing. :p
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,304
Posted By arffguy
The ultimate in lurkers

4540 posts before he started building. Wow!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,099
Posted By arffguy
Is the mark in picture two the side of the...

Is the mark in picture two the side of the cylinder wall?

I had a piston pin plug failure on my engine but it left two marks like that. The piston pin had dug into the wall of the cylinder because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,877
Posted By arffguy
Proper preparation is important

There is an old adage "Never let let a car guy paint your airplane."

That said, a lot of RV's have been painted at body shops or with "automotive" paints.

The key is to make sure that the aluminum...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-29-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 49,665
Posted By arffguy
Thanks. Nice photos.

That's a great set of photos. Those are some views I don't see too often. I also appreciate the fact you have r/c models in there, especially that E-flite RV-9. But I also gotta say, you guys with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,866
Posted By arffguy

OK. I did receive the letter yesterday. Just got the mail today. The more I think about it, I guess the cost was fair, considering the technical info that went into LPM. In my head I was just looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,866
Posted By arffguy
LPM out of business?

I liked Light Plane Maintenance. A little pricey when you didn't get a discount though.

So you're saying it's gone now? I received no such letter.

A search online went directly to Aviation Consumer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,957
Posted By arffguy
Temporary thread?

I suggest that this thread be moved from the Temporary/soon to be deleted section. I'm surprised it hasn't been moved already.
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-01-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,740
Posted By arffguy
That is a nice workshop. Except that you need to...

That is a nice workshop. Except that you need to reverse your American flag.:eek:

That instrument panel looks huge! Or is it my imagination?

What is up with the brown color on the...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2016, 02:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,222
Posted By arffguy
Same old debate?

Not trying to discount David's experiences, but the FAA still advises to face directly into the wind and not have the ropes or chains super tight.

Before I had a hangar, one of my well intentioned...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-22-2016, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 14,054
Posted By arffguy
Close. But no cigar?

The shirt looks more like N144AZ. Very similar to yours, but not quite the same. Look at the top of the rudder and the canopy is a slider.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-21-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,045
Posted By arffguy
Bad link?

YouTube won't let me view the video, claiming some copyright issue.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-15-2016, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,292
Posted By arffguy
Cool Nice!

Looks great Doug! How exciting it must be to see a drawing (dream) turn into reality!

Did they clear coat the whole thing or just some of the trim?

I was going to say---now you have finished your...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2016, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,266
Posted By arffguy
Nice try FAA

Considering the current costs to equip my Cessna, 500 bucks isn't going to make me run to the avionics shop anytime soon.
Forum: RV-3 05-28-2016, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,725
Posted By arffguy
Talking April Fool's?

Travis, you're practically in Van's back yard. Drive over there and talk to somebody.

At first I was going to make a joke that you are really Van and asked this to pull our legs.:D

I am curious...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2016, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By arffguy
Correct sheet confirmation number two

As a matter of fact, I recently purchased this exact sheet as I needed some .025 aluminum.

Here is what it is shown as on "The List":

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By arffguy
Little pieces or big components?

The first thing I have is: are you talking about fully assembled parts or just kit parts? Insurance could be the issue. Of course, a completed elevator is worth more than small pieces.

Second, don't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By arffguy
Halotron goes back to the early to mid 1990's....

Halotron goes back to the early to mid 1990's. 1994 is the year according to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association). The FAA approved it for aircraft in 1995.

It is considered somewhat less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,632
Posted By arffguy
Talking Done many times before

Actually Vlad, yours is known as the "Chino paint job."

You owe someone else some royalties:D
Forum: Propellers 04-14-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,524
Posted By arffguy
Second opinion from a different shop?

A friend of mine had a similar issue with his Bonanza. He bought a new governor (his wife insisted) and the problem disappeared. It can't hurt to at least ask around.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 23,051
Posted By arffguy

I am glad to hear Sun-n-Fun has gotten better. I wasn't sure I would ever go given the comments I've heard the past few years.

Regarding that ducted fan jet, it looks like a giant version of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-09-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,693
Posted By arffguy
Pushrod parts

On my plans Dwg 19a, the bellcrank to aileron pushrod is shown as W-418. It consists of eleven parts. That's why it doesn't come up in Van's system; it's a builder made part.

Two Heim F3414M
Two AN...
Forum: Tools 02-22-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,399
Posted By arffguy

Thanks Kevin.

I have one on order. Thanks for the direct link and the sample photos.

Have a great day!
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,638
Posted By arffguy
N690V and 4TT

I will say that Andy Weinburg's 690V is the first RV-6 I ever saw. And interesting that 4TT is based at my home airport.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-29-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,788
Posted By arffguy
The elevator and rudder spars use .063 plates as...

The elevator and rudder spars use .063 plates as doublers at the hinge points.

Is this what you mean? Your question as worded is a bit confusing.
Forum: Primers 12-19-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,840
Posted By arffguy
What the ??

OK. I just can't resist.

Who on earth thinks that the alclad layer needs to be removed?? Huh???
Forum: Autopilots 12-10-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,720
Posted By arffguy
Servos used?

As a long time R/C modeler, I would be really curious to know what servos they picked.
Forum: RV-4 12-01-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,896
Posted By arffguy
Oldie but Goodie

#1184. Wow, look at that! No powder coatings and no blue plastic.
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