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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dean: Mine are 20-years old and I think were...

Dean:

Mine are 20-years old and I think were $35-each back when I purchased them. Typically I only add air every 12 months. Yes many items are now four times what I paid for when I built the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-12-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thanks for posting the link. I did not know the...

Thanks for posting the link. I did not know the answer and the broken link got me to an answer.

Looks like a TYPO in the link. It should be:
https://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/beacon.html

Following is a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By RV6_flyer
I agree with what Dan said. Just like primers,...

I agree with what Dan said.

Just like primers, you will get as many different opinions on oil as there are oils. Sticking with what the engine manufacturer or builder recommends and you will not go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By RV6_flyer
I had a homemade airband antenna that worked well...

I had a homemade airband antenna that worked well at KCCB when I had a hangar there.

I am now using one of these (http://www.2wayelectronix.com/Vhf-Slim-Jim-Antenna-with-16-or-10-rg-58-VHF-16.htm)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,580
Posted By RV6_flyer
Congratulations! Now you can get compensated to...

Congratulations!

Now you can get compensated to do one of the things you love or not need to pay as much of your own money flying. It can help offset the Aviation Fix that all pilots need.

Hope...
Forum: California 02-09-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By RV6_flyer
Contact these guys...

Contact these guys (http://www.rvformation.com/).

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=168420
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By RV6_flyer
I paid for and ordered the 0.5 Oz $20...

I paid for and ordered the 0.5 Oz $20 tube.

Today, the package arrived and had a NEW unopened 2 Oz tube. The weight of the tube with contents was 2.3 Oz.

Will re-do my fuel caps in the near...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By RV6_flyer
Does anyone have photos or drawings of these wing...

Does anyone have photos or drawings of these wing stands?

I built one RV-8 wing in Pennsylvania then moved. I will need to build a new fixture to hold the left wing while I build it. A free...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,583
Posted By RV6_flyer
Living on an Airpark

When you live on an Airpark, you can do this very easy.

https://i.postimg.cc/dVLVjF4z/Screen-Shot-2019-02-05-at-10-13-35-AM.jpg

Takeoff RWY 09. Climbing left turn to left downwind 27.

0.2 Hobbs /...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is a link...

Here is a link (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Cylinder%20Compression.pdf) to the Lycoming website that has the instructions for a compression check. The instructions are given in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using Wilkerson Aircraft Tire...

Been using Wilkerson Aircraft Tire (http://wilkersonaircrafttires.com/) retreads almost exclusively since I discovered them. Have had one set of Dresser Monster Retreads and new Goodyear Flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,013
Posted By RV6_flyer
We are in the same boat. Kinda like Microsoft...

We are in the same boat. Kinda like Microsoft Windows making large changes between versions instead of small improvements like Apple macOS between version.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By RV6_flyer
Took less than 2-minutes using DuckDuckGo. This...

Took less than 2-minutes using DuckDuckGo.

This is where it took me for the complete book (http://www204.pair.com/bbg46/html/magneto_theory.html). There are multiple sections to download.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just looked on Amazon and the 2 Oz $40 tube is...

Just looked on Amazon and the 2 Oz $40 tube is out of stock.

Looking for your opinion on how many caps you think the 0.5 Oz $20 tube will do?

How long do you think the cap(s) will go before they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,393
Posted By RV6_flyer
My airplane is over 21-years old and I never...

My airplane is over 21-years old and I never applied for the repairman's certificate. Last time I looked, EAA recommended that A&Ps get the repairman's certificate for the airplane they built.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes it works for Glideslope in my RV-6 with SL30.

Yes it works for Glideslope in my RV-6 with SL30.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,583
Posted By RV6_flyer
NC25

After 20-years and over 3,300 hours flying around the country looking at different Airparks, I settled on Gold Hill (NC25) NC. I like it the best.

I did not want to be in the city and did not want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,525
Posted By RV6_flyer
Would be interested in learning what part number...

Would be interested in learning what part number automotive plug you use without adapters.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-21-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By RV6_flyer
I would answer with one word if I could. Buy...

I would answer with one word if I could.

Buy recaps.

They last the longest and are the least expensive.

Wilkerson Aircraft Tires (http://wilkersonaircrafttires.com/) have worked great for me. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By RV6_flyer
I started running 37BY a number of years ago and...

I started running 37BY a number of years ago and never looked back. The 37BY is my plug of choice unless auto plugs are used.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-16-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,879
Posted By RV6_flyer
No. Extra words so that I can post a response.

No.

Extra words so that I can post a response.
Forum: Formation Flying 01-16-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is a VAF post that Joe made on the RV-12:...

Here is a VAF post that Joe made on the RV-12: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=824053&postcount=23

I was the FFI guy that worked / flew in the RV-12s in 2014. I provided...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV6_flyer
Rescue Bit

I once used a Rescue Bit (https://rescuebit.com/) to remove a broken 1/4" tap.

I have an 1/8" Rescue Bit (https://rescuebit.com/) in my tool box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have always used an electronic log. As you...

I have always used an electronic log. As you know, many others only understand paper. I have a printed copy (with my signatures added) that can be used for the repair station that does my Pitot /...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sounds like three (3) of us are and have been...

Sounds like three (3) of us are and have been doing the same thing.

I also like Excel but for 2019, I am giving up Microsoft. OpenOffice looks, feels, and works like MS Office. LibreOffice is the...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By RV6_flyer
A lot of things go into "setting" gross weight on...

A lot of things go into "setting" gross weight on an EXPERIMENTAL airplane.

1. How does it fly at the set weight?
2. What are the stall characteristics?
3. What are the spin characteristics? ...
Forum: Propellers 01-08-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,593
Posted By RV6_flyer
Best pricing on a Hartzell Constant Speed prop is...

Best pricing on a Hartzell Constant Speed prop is direct from Van's Aircraft. Over the past 25-years, I have been unable to find anyone that can match Van's price on a new prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,809
Posted By RV6_flyer
Aircraft Spruce also has them...

Aircraft Spruce also has them (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/basegasket.php) for 15-cents more.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By RV6_flyer
Knew the pilot, co-pilot, and airplane. Heard...

Knew the pilot, co-pilot, and airplane. Heard the ATC tapes of the flight. Flew out to see the crash site. 300' higher or 30-degrees left or right and he would have missed the mountain top is my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV6_flyer
They say great minds think alike. (I agree with...

They say great minds think alike. (I agree with your assessment.)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is NOT a rule. E-LSA can be inspected by a...

It is NOT a rule. E-LSA can be inspected by a Repairman that is not a builder after taking a course. EAA is talking to the FAA to see what would be necessary to get the same thing for Experimental...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By RV6_flyer
The flight test area assigned by a DAR is suppose...

The flight test area assigned by a DAR is suppose to have been approved by the local FSDO.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,927
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lycoming Service Instruction 1462...

Lycoming Service Instruction 1462 (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Propeller%20Oil%20Control%20Leak%20Test%20Procedure.pdf) Propeller Oil Control Leak Test Procedure (With Propeller...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-31-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,927
Posted By RV6_flyer
The photos in the 1st post got me looking at what...

The photos in the 1st post got me looking at what I have laying around in my hangar.

The second photo will work with Constant Speed IF there is a hole and pipe fitting on the outside of the case to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By RV6_flyer
All the Lycoming (or clones) I have seen have...

All the Lycoming (or clones) I have seen have used STUDS to mount the mags.

Bendix mags have a thick washer with lock washer and nut.

Slick mags use a hold down plate. Aircraft Spruce sells this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By RV6_flyer
AAA (Auto Club) for airpark home and hangar. ...

AAA (Auto Club) for airpark home and hangar. Only been here and with them for a little over a year but have used them for about 10-years off airport. Actually even filed a claim for an electrical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By RV6_flyer
I ALWAYS ground on the exhaust pipe. My RV has...

I ALWAYS ground on the exhaust pipe. My RV has been flying over 21-years. Ran 1st exhaust pipes for 2,200 hours and replaced it when I did an engine overhaul.

Would like to see some proof of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,794
Posted By RV6_flyer
If you look at everything that got in the way,...

If you look at everything that got in the way, most people ask how I got the airplane complete in only 8.5-years. First flight was 17 September 1997. That was over 21-years ago and just short of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,433
Posted By RV6_flyer
The STANDARD Master Relay is HOT from the battery...

The STANDARD Master Relay is HOT from the battery all the time. The switch completes the ground path. IF you had a loose ground, that would have created high resistance and lowered the voltage the...
Forum: California 12-17-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By RV6_flyer
KLVK pmd L35, KSJN, KBGD and RON (Remain...

KLVK pmd L35, KSJN, KBGD and RON (Remain OverNight). Before going to bed, look at weather for your final day home and maybe only need one fuel stop. Pick airport that has reasonable fuel costs or...
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
Posted By RV6_flyer
From what I have read, my experimental RV-6 is...

From what I have read, my experimental RV-6 is eligible for the rebate.

Following is a Copy/Paste from FAA website (https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate/):


Find out if you are eligible...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,418
Posted By RV6_flyer
FALSE. The Lycoming Factory has a machine to...

FALSE.

The Lycoming Factory has a machine to make pistons and crankshafts right in the factory. I remember these two from the factory tour a year or two ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,278
Posted By RV6_flyer
Find one of your HAM radio friends than knows how...

Find one of your HAM radio friends than knows how to solder. It is an easy fix to unsolder the old battery and solder in a new one. IIRC, I paid more for for shipping of the battery than I did for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By RV6_flyer
It has been over 21-years since I built my RV-6...

It has been over 21-years since I built my RV-6 with inverted pickups in the tank.

I used the doubler that goes on the inside plus the cover place for layout between the top, bottom, and ribs. On...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-03-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By RV6_flyer
Fresno and San Diego would be a little too far...

Fresno and San Diego would be a little too far for Uber to the Rose Parade. IF flying to the LA Area, any of the airports on the north side of Bravo should work. Rental car and or Uber may or may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By RV6_flyer
Looks like there is now a goal for everyone get...

Looks like there is now a goal for everyone get out and take more good photos of RV Aircraft and start sending them in for the 2020 calendar.

There is only room in the calendar for 12 to 14 of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By RV6_flyer
As you are seeing, there are many options. One...

As you are seeing, there are many options.

One must figure out what is the best value for their aircraft. I do not plan to replace mine till the one I have FAILS 91.207(d) or the FAA creates a new...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-26-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,742
Posted By RV6_flyer
Airspeed readings can have errors due to the...

Airspeed readings can have errors due to the location of the static port. My RV-6 stalls at 38 KIAS. That is lower than what Van's Aircraft publishes. My error is attributed to my static port...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By RV6_flyer
There are lots of options out there. WHEN my old...

There are lots of options out there. WHEN my old ELT no longer passes the 91.207 (http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgFAR.nsf/0/0CA5C0070BD29144862569CF005F1030?OpenDocument)...
Forum: Southeast 11-25-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By RV6_flyer
NC14

Just looked it up on Foreflight.

Found this listed about the FBO in Foreflight.

"Landing fee is $15 for airplanes, $20 for helicopters, and $5 per night tie down fee."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By RV6_flyer
Because RVs can fly 90 KIAS. NOTAM wants you at...

Because RVs can fly 90 KIAS. NOTAM wants you at 90 KIAS unless you are NOT able to do it. IF you are not comfortable flying an RV at 90 KIAS, you have no business going to OSH AirVenture. In other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,485
Posted By RV6_flyer
I agree. If you do not feel safe flying your RV...

I agree. If you do not feel safe flying your RV at 90 KIAS in trail with other aircraft, then you should not be flying to Oshkosh AirVenture.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,052
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is where you can get some more info on the...

Here is where you can get some more info on the Super 8.

http://mstewart.net/super8/faq.htm

Having flown a Super 8 solo, I can say the power is great and it flys like a heavy RV. I have flown my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,039
Posted By RV6_flyer
With all these unsafe RV pilots that cannot fly...

With all these unsafe RV pilots that cannot fly 90 but want to fly 135 going to Oshkosh AirVenture, I prefer not to be associated with them so will just quit taking my RV airplane to Oshkosh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,039
Posted By RV6_flyer
When the NOTAM says: "Capable 90 KIAS", I will...

When the NOTAM says: "Capable 90 KIAS", I will fly 90 KIAS and not go to a higher altitude just because I can fly at the higher speed. IF I cannot fly 90 KIAS with whatever payload I have in my RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,409
Posted By RV6_flyer
AirVenture 2018 was the first time I diverted to...

AirVenture 2018 was the first time I diverted to another airport. Dodge County (KUNU) had, if not the best, one of the best FBOs that I have been to in the last 21-years.

There were LOTS of...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's Aircraft sells them...

Van's Aircraft sells them (http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1542013359-132-609&browse=misc&product=delux-cap).

It is my understanding from the link that they do NOT fit the old flange.
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By RV6_flyer
Can you post a Part Number for the O-Ring so that...

Can you post a Part Number for the O-Ring so that we can find a source on the internet that sells them?

A quick Google Search came up with this...
Forum: Safety 11-19-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,141
Posted By RV6_flyer
Having flown my RV-6 to AirVenture 19 of the last...

Having flown my RV-6 to AirVenture 19 of the last 21-years, I will say that the RV Pilot MUST be able to fly the aircraft at both ends of the envelope at GROSS Weight and really be the MASTER of the...
Forum: Safety 11-19-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,141
Posted By RV6_flyer
Nothing is being done to land more airplanes. ...

Nothing is being done to land more airplanes. The amount of runways that are available is what it is. More runways would be needed to land more airplanes. More runways would take YEARS to build.

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By RV6_flyer
The wing ribs should be parallel to the...

The wing ribs should be parallel to the centerline if everything was pre-punched. Unfortunately we locate the rear spar bolt hole and can have the wing swept slight aft or slightly forward.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,142
Posted By RV6_flyer
ATC

It does not matter to me flying the airplane if it reads MPH or KTS.

Everytime I talk to Air Traffic Control, they are talking in KTS so I like new airplanes to have everything displayed in KTS so...
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