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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,305
Posted By rv6builder
I don't think you've flattened the hole, but...

I don't think you've flattened the hole, but actually ground it down. Thats why you're seeing the larger hole. As the skin would now be pretty thin around the hole, I would replace the skin if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By rv6builder
Can you confirm you were at full throttle during...

Can you confirm you were at full throttle during your low manifold pressure event? If so, then you have an issue somewhere.

Did you check the simple things like your throttle friction? Its easy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By rv6builder
Try building a 6! Sure I've been exasperated at...

Try building a 6! Sure I've been exasperated at times, but in the end it makes it that much more of a challenge, and I feel much more like I'm actually building something when I have to figure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,431
Posted By rv6builder
Thats really not bad at all. Two month lead time...

Thats really not bad at all. Two month lead time is nothing, takes me longer than that to clean the work shop sometimes.... Well maybe thats a slight exagguraton but still not a long wait.

Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By rv6builder
Where did you hear the news about YPK?

Where did you hear the news about YPK?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By rv6builder
Rob- look at the link in my reply above. ZBB is...

Rob- look at the link in my reply above. ZBB is saying its a new fee as of Jauary 1st 2018. YPK still advertises free landings on their website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By rv6builder
Looks like Boundary Bay is starting to charge a...

Looks like Boundary Bay is starting to charge a $25 "landing and service fee", waved if buying some (expensive) fuel. Starts in January of 2018. Oh well, just go to delta airpark, its less than 2...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-21-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By rv6builder
Looks like its the mounting tab thats broken...

Looks like its the mounting tab thats broken off... Usual mounting is a hose clamp around that tab to hold the gear leg fairing in place. I am actually working on that tab on my machine at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,863
Posted By rv6builder
For -4 rivets I run 60psi, and that bucks pretty...

For -4 rivets I run 60psi, and that bucks pretty quick. Can take a bit longer in thicker material, so sometimes Ill bump the pressure up a bit.

As for the factory heads getting marked up, put a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,431
Posted By rv6builder
Thanks for stepping in Mitch its great to hear...

Thanks for stepping in Mitch its great to hear your reasoning and commitment to support. I totally understand Vans' position!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,431
Posted By rv6builder
I reckon you nailed it!

I reckon you nailed it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,431
Posted By rv6builder
I do find it a bit of a shame that the 3 is being...

I do find it a bit of a shame that the 3 is being made more difficult/expensive to build, as it doesn't really have a successor in the lineup like the 4 and the 6. However, business is business, if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,431
Posted By rv6builder
As far as operating/maintenance/repair goes, I'm...

As far as operating/maintenance/repair goes, I'm not worried about this. A large number of parts are the same between the 6/7/9, in fact I think most of my -6 finishing kit pieces purchased 5ish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By rv6builder
Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of it... ...

Congratulations! Enjoy every minute of it... Before you know it THEY will be taking YOU for ride in your own plane! (Also very special of course!)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,404
Posted By rv6builder
I almost made it a whole build (non pre-punched...

I almost made it a whole build (non pre-punched -6) without drilling a hole in my finger... Almost.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,977
Posted By rv6builder
Couldn't agree more! And it me its so rewarding...

Couldn't agree more! And it me its so rewarding "rolling your own". Recenetly I made a 1" thick crush plate in the lathe and mill, throttle cable bracket, and a pair of static ports. A little time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,977
Posted By rv6builder
Someone is getting paid a lot of money for a...

Someone is getting paid a lot of money for a little bit of paperwork...

I also think a huge contributor to "aviation" prices is liability insurance.

Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,785
Posted By rv6builder
Every situation is totally different, and there...

Every situation is totally different, and there is no single answer. You cannot simply say "abort every takeoff if you hit something" as there is many reasons an aborted takeoff could be much, much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By rv6builder
Oops... What he said then!

Oops... What he said then!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By rv6builder
If it were me I'd contact Vans. Even if you can...

If it were me I'd contact Vans. Even if you can remove the plastic from under the rivet its going to leave an air gap in there increasing the likelihood of rivets loosening up, corrosion, paint...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By rv6builder
I'd use tach time because its going to be less...

I'd use tach time because its going to be less than your hobbs... More bang for the buck! In all seriousness maintenance is usually based on air time, therefore tach time should be the most accurate.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By rv6builder
One mechanic told me to fill it up with oil and...

One mechanic told me to fill it up with oil and keep it upside down so the oil covers the cam. This sounded messy and a little impractical to me... I just kept my engine inside the house warm and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By rv6builder
Congrats!! Another beautiful machine in the air. ...

Congrats!! Another beautiful machine in the air.

Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,038
Posted By rv6builder
Never say never... I have had fish bounce off my...

Never say never... I have had fish bounce off my floats, and one co-worker take evasive action to avoid a whale that breached while he was landing in a narroe inlet!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,038
Posted By rv6builder
Glad everyone is ok. At my previous job we had a...

Glad everyone is ok. At my previous job we had a moose strike on a beech 1900, almost wrote off the plane. Same as this one, there was nothing they could do about it. Moose didnt fare too well in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,399
Posted By rv6builder
My project came with electric flaps, and as it...

My project came with electric flaps, and as it was unbuilt at the time, I gave it some serious thought to sell the electric and make it manual flaps. I flew cessna 180's on floats a lot during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By rv6builder
Scary. I can't imagine the feeling... Best of...

Scary. I can't imagine the feeling... Best of luck with everything and I'll be keeping you and everyone affected by Irma in my thoughts and prayers.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-28-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By rv6builder
I thought if it wasn't aligned right, and then...

I thought if it wasn't aligned right, and then torqued down, it breaks the plunger off?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By rv6builder
I think rivetless is asking for trouble. If it...

I think rivetless is asking for trouble. If it did start to leak it would be a heck of a job to fix. Use rivets, you can seal the tails and you won't have any issues.

Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,398
Posted By rv6builder
The mechanics at the float operation I used to...

The mechanics at the float operation I used to fly for would mask off a thin strip along each skin seam, then apply a thin bead of proseal along it to seal the edge. Not the most streamlined, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By rv6builder
Remember to check the units the torque value is...

Remember to check the units the torque value is published in vs. the torque units on your torque wrench. Only made that mistake once... On my friends car too haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,102
Posted By rv6builder
When I was a kid I thought other people were...

When I was a kid I thought other people were weird for NOT having a work shop in their garage. I grew up watching the old man work the lathe, restore motorcycles, fix cars... Runs in my blood. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By rv6builder
How was your altimeter reading?

How was your altimeter reading?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By rv6builder
Any of the 3d priter guys know if there is some...

Any of the 3d priter guys know if there is some material available that holds up to moderate heat? I did think about getting my brother to make some of these but I think the stuff he has isnt too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By rv6builder
Probably a bit like buying lumber... Take a look...

Probably a bit like buying lumber... Take a look at a few options and pick the best one. Some of the stuff I got with my fuselage kit was pretty badly scratched right from the factory. Managed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,066
Posted By rv6builder
Agreed- Nobody here has said we aren't interested...

Agreed- Nobody here has said we aren't interested in talking to anyone, or promoting our love of flying in the younger generation.

I was a young eagle. When I got my license I came back and flew...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,066
Posted By rv6builder
And thats just it. I've always been generous...

And thats just it. I've always been generous when it comes to letting people, especially kids, sit in or check out my plane. If it gets scratched or dirty during that process then so be it. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,066
Posted By rv6builder
I was picking a doctor up from a native reserve...

I was picking a doctor up from a native reserve one time, and I was a bit early so I had some time to kill on the dock. A really nice young boy came along and asked a few questions about the plane....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-24-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By rv6builder
I'd say it depends on the price. Used engines...

I'd say it depends on the price. Used engines are definitely a bit of a gamble, but if you get it for a price you are happy with then go for it. I think I paid around $7000 Canadian for an engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,066
Posted By rv6builder
Common sense just isn't too common anymore I'm...

Common sense just isn't too common anymore I'm afraid... As builders/owners we have every right to be proud and protective of what we have worked so hard to build and maintain. People can think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,482
Posted By rv6builder
Fellas we're not doing medevacs or making money...

Fellas we're not doing medevacs or making money getting the job done here, thats the best part of flying privately. We can choose when we want to fly and what we want to fly. You like taildraggers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By rv6builder
I used laquer thinner on a saturated rag, seemed...

I used laquer thinner on a saturated rag, seemed to do the trick. I've epoxied over the area now and it seems to have stuck.


Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By rv6builder
Depends on what the rest of your interior looks...

Depends on what the rest of your interior looks like...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,888
Posted By rv6builder
Mine were like that too, but that stab only...

Mine were like that too, but that stab only needed very slight re-alignment. Remember even half an inch of movement at the tip is a tiny movement at the root. A call to Van's definatley a good idea...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,482
Posted By rv6builder
Learn to walk before you run, take it slow and...

Learn to walk before you run, take it slow and theres no reason at all it can't (or shouldn't) be done. Don't do your first IFR approaches to minimums. Dont do your first night landings in pitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,092
Posted By rv6builder
Definatley a nice looking tool- I'll have to make...

Definatley a nice looking tool- I'll have to make or buy one myself. I've been using the same idea but with a hammer instead of a rivet gun. Just make sure both sides are held perfectly straight! I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,346
Posted By rv6builder
Would it be practicle to make the direct photo...

Would it be practicle to make the direct photo upload charge optional? If a subscriber doesn't want to upload photos, he/she doesn't pay the extra charge. I most certainly would pay extra for it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,659
Posted By rv6builder
I have two Proto's, love 'em both. Only thing...

I have two Proto's, love 'em both. Only thing I'm not a huge fan of with the smaller dial-type one is it doesn't ratchet. Not a big inconvenience though.
Forum: Canada 07-01-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By rv6builder
Darn! My flight benefits haven't kicked in yet. ...

Darn! My flight benefits haven't kicked in yet. Thanks though!
Forum: Canada 07-01-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By rv6builder
Any VAF guys around Toronto/Mississauag area?

Hi folks,
I'm doing some sim training in the Mississauga area of Toronto and have lots of days off over the next few weeks. Any chance there is anyone around the area that wants to show off a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,457
Posted By rv6builder
Bite the bullet and do it before the trip?

Bite the bullet and do it before the trip?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By rv6builder
Wire temperature rating

I've got a good scource (free) of heavy gauge wire, I am hoping to use for running my alternator (#8) and starter (#2) cables. Its high quality industrial stuff but the problem is its only rated for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,044
Posted By rv6builder
Of course it's possible! All the dogs Ive had...

Of course it's possible! All the dogs Ive had since I got my licence have been flying, ane enjoyed it! If you bring your buddy along a lot you may want a set of these though:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,036
Posted By rv6builder
Well said!

Well said!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,036
Posted By rv6builder
Is it not mandated by law in the states? In...

Is it not mandated by law in the states? In Canada its mandatory equipment. For the few pounds it saves its not worth the risk in my opinion. I'll choose a salad over a burger to shed pounds before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By rv6builder
What an amazing program!! I would love to have...

What an amazing program!! I would love to have taken part of a program like this when I was in high school. Maybe my kids will have the chance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By rv6builder
I didnt change out the door myself. However if I...

I didnt change out the door myself. However if I was doing it again I probably would, it wouldn't be any extra work really. Every builder has their desired level of protection. I go with what Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By rv6builder
I ordered the stainless one from Vans, figured I...

I ordered the stainless one from Vans, figured I may as well. But it came with an aluminum door.... So the whole stainless part is basically pointless. If you do a search, DanH has researched and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 95,523
Posted By rv6builder
Congrats!! Excellent news and good luck with the...

Congrats!! Excellent news and good luck with the test flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,838
Posted By rv6builder
You sir, have life figured out!

You sir, have life figured out!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,959
Posted By rv6builder
The easy answer is personal preference. I will...

The easy answer is personal preference. I will not do high speed taxi runs myself as they lengthen the time of exposure at one of the trickier phases of flight, as opposed to transitioning through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,627
Posted By rv6builder
I painted all the interior skins with stewart...

I painted all the interior skins with stewart systems waterborne primer, then once it was riveted together it was a pretty straightforward job to top coat it.
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