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Forum: Propellers 08-25-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,824
Posted By FLY6
Quick reply

Thank you for the quick reply. I do have a tail dragged. Years back when I told Craig I had a 150 hp, he suggested a 2 blade. I will check back with him and see if he still suggests a 2 blade with my...
Forum: Propellers 08-25-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,824
Posted By FLY6
Cowl removal

Could somebody who has tried both a 2 blade and 3 blade on their plane please chime in. Lots of post saying how the 3 blade makes it more difficult to remove the lower cowl. How difficult is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,359
Posted By FLY6
Skin bites

Oh, got you. Sounds a bit scared. Iíll have to look to see how tight mine is when closing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,359
Posted By FLY6
Skin bites?

Do you mean the side skirts bind?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By FLY6
Exporting

When I brought my plane to Canada from the US, the only thing I remember the FAA doing was to deregister the plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,359
Posted By FLY6
Struts

Thanks for the response guys, I wanted to make sure the heavier lift was affecting in an adverse way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,359
Posted By FLY6
Shepard struts

Any follow up on those who replaced their struts with Suspa c16-08941 with what I believe was 28lbs of force. Need to replace mine and would just like to confirm you are happy with them.

Thanks
Forum: RV-3 05-16-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By FLY6
EAA

Check the Hints forHomebuilders video on EAA web site. They have a good video.
Forum: Propellers 04-02-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By FLY6
Too bad

Too bad your dream of a constant speed prop is just too much work. I was looking forward to hearing your experience.

Is Skype the only way you communicated with them. As I stated earlier ,they...
Forum: Propellers 03-25-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By FLY6
Ax Sport Propeller

I will be interested in hearing your experience. I sent an email asking if they have any dealers in N America or do they have any RVís flying their prop. I never got a response.

Keep us posted
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By FLY6
Info

Did you contact them for a price, I couldn't see it on their web page? Do you know if there are any dealers in N. America?
I hope you keep us posted if you get more info,
Thanks
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By FLY6
Fly the airplane

Sam, that is good information, I saw the results of a pilot trying to turn back to the field in a hurry because he took off with his canopy opened. The plane was a write off but he survived. I have...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,887
Posted By FLY6
Open tip up

Not sure if the 7 has the same handle for lucking on the roll bar as the 6. If it does, I just open the canopy, place the handle as if locked and rest it on the roll bar. Not as much air as an open...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,225
Posted By FLY6
Oil Change

I have found that simply using an old margarine container to place under the filter while draining the filter works great. Same idea as the "form a filter" but the magerine container is flexible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By FLY6
Wemo

I use a Wemo switch and it works great. We have had temps probably minus 15 degrees Celsius maybe colder and it worked fine
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,802
Posted By FLY6
Ground loop

Landed my 6 loaded heavy and the tire blew on landing. Pulled to the left which made men think seized brake but was easy to control. No real issue, wheel pant even survived.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-22-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,237
Posted By FLY6
Article

Thanks Dan I will look for the articles you mentioned. Thanks everyone for your input, I obviously have a lot more reading in front of me.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-22-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,237
Posted By FLY6
CPI, Correct

Dan is correct, I did mean CPI. Is my thinking correct to see the only big difference in the two unit would be that the SDS can be programmed for more advanced curves? If I am of the school where I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-22-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,237
Posted By FLY6
Chart Correction

Thanks for directing me to the chart.
I believe date in A&B 22 should be yes. From reading SDS's site, it states they are weather proof
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-22-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 17,237
Posted By FLY6
SDS CDI vs Pmag

I currently am flying behind two magnetos with a carburetor and am starting to investigate electronic ignitions. I have tried to keep up on any post regarding this subject. I am trying to determine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,370
Posted By FLY6
Also, as an FYI, there are a few ways to quote...

Also, as an FYI, there are a few ways to quote something. If you wish to qutoe the entire post just click on the word QUOTE at the bottom of that person's post. If you want to quote more than one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,370
Posted By FLY6
Aircraft type

A).

As you read these replies, pay attention to the airplane listed in the signature sector the commentators

Not sure how to highlight the quote from a previous post but the above was said. I think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By FLY6
Wemo

Download the WeMo app and follow the instructions. Instruction on the package are not the best but you can find video on google. When you pair your device,make sure you have the latest firmware...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,907
Posted By FLY6
Fuel check

I second it is not just a good idea but necessary. I had to do one on my RV6 to complete my import to Canada. The numbers did not add up and when I investigated I found a blockage in the fuel line...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,836
Posted By FLY6
Cowl

Have you put the cowl on yet? From the picture it looks as if there is an area that is going to be close to the cowl at the landing gear.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-11-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,836
Posted By FLY6
Gusset Instructions

Mike, I sure hope you will post those instructions here when you get them. I have to check very closely as I thought it was just cracks in the powder coating. I am sure there are many of us out here...
Forum: Safety 02-04-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,028
Posted By FLY6
Don't go to Oshkosh?

I have been to Oshkosh twice and never had someone fly formation that was not planned. In fact if it happened I am sure the controllers would have an action to separate us. I agree that the RV8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,373
Posted By FLY6
3 Blade

You may find Craig will recommend a two blade unless you are specifically requesting a 3 blade. That is what he recommended for my 150 hp RV6.
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,044
Posted By FLY6
Hole placement

My hole in the wheel pant is in the front half about an inch and a half forward of the axle screw, not there to measure. I have never had a problem putting air in and I have had different tubes in...
Forum: RV-4 10-18-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,493
Posted By FLY6
Dip Stick

I used a paint stir stick. Started with empty tanks and added fuel. I marked the fuel levels as I added fuel to ensure I knew exactly the amount of fuel on board. Use it before every flight.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,079
Posted By FLY6
Truckers Hitch

I also have used the truckers hitch due to the fact it is easy to get tight. One thing I have done to modify it is use an alpine butterfly for the loop, it is easily untied no matter how much it has...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By FLY6
Cdn insurance

I found Bill at National Aviation insurance to be super to deal with. He is a pilot himself and cuts through the normal BS. I believe he gets the same rate as C- Plan but check and see. He was even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By FLY6
Phone numbers

Check their web page to make sure but you have to put the area code in front Of the phone number which I believe will be 519. I was in there many years ago and it would be no problems for a 9A. Check...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,909
Posted By FLY6
Rayban bifocals

Just put sun glasses with bifocal in your raybans, I did it and loved them. You just have to carry 2 pair of glasses for when you go inside or fly in darker conditions. Mine were not very dark so...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,020
Posted By FLY6
Another opinion

When I was putting the reg. on my plane I spoke with the president of RAA. He advised me I could get away with 3" letters on the tail and I believe he stated I did not need the 20" letters under the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,588
Posted By FLY6
Fuel Pump

Kyle, please keep us posted if anything changes. I was following your thread but it really got my attention when you mentioned GRT EIS 4000. Same one I have and I too am experiencing fuel pressure...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,732
Posted By FLY6
Tie down rings

Don't use your tie down rings. They can and will break possibly causing a lot of damage to your wing. Do a search and you will find different options people use. I used my rings for 5 years before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,830
Posted By FLY6
Ground

Could be a long shot but check your ground wires. I saw where a guy couldn't get his plane to start. Only after I saw smoke coming from an oil line did he think to check his ground. This was a new...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,550
Posted By FLY6
Tie down rings

DO NOT USE TIE DOWN RINGS. I used the tie down ring for 5 hrs without incident, that is until last week as my post indicated. I wasn't even touching the plane when my ring broke. Luckily only a minor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2016, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By FLY6
As far as I know it is not for sale right now. He...

As far as I know it is not for sale right now. He did have it for sale for a short time a little bit ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By FLY6
Bolt out

Thanks everybody for your response. A drill with an easy out worked fine. The stub was not in very tight so it was really a non issue.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By FLY6
Thanks

Thanks guys, I beleive it is steel so I will continue to drill and use an easy out as suggested. I didn't want to keep drilling until I knew because I didn't want to end up work hardening the bolt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,239
Posted By FLY6
Drilling out tie down ring

I believe I have read forums on using tie downs to jack the plane but that is what I have down for 5 years. Well yesterday while doing my annual just before lowering the plane, not even touching the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By FLY6
C-CFBS

I am hangared beside it and have flown with the current owner. Lots of performance at least what compared to what I'm used to. Can I ask your interest in this plane.?

Cheers, Al
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By FLY6
Left Seat

I can't help you with the plans but I can give you a little information. I have a 6 that was finished in 1997 so I assume the kit is of the same era. I have electric flaps with a tip up, so at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,704
Posted By FLY6
Canadian sim card

Thanks Bruno, when I checked Canadian sim cards were quite a bit more but it may be worth it if it works better than T-Mobile.

Phil, I have to check with a hanger mate as I believe he still uses...
Forum: RV-4 01-13-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,095
Posted By FLY6
4" Tailwheel

I had a 4" tailwheel on my RV6 vans tailwheel assembly when I bought it. Not sure of the brand but as long as the axle diameter is correct, it will work. The biggest problem is the lack of clearance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,704
Posted By FLY6
Canadian sim card

Hey Bruno, if you find a Canadin SIM card that is as good as deal as t-mobile, can you post it. I 've had a few problems with reception with t-mobile but am unable to find anything Canadian in...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-14-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,418
Posted By FLY6
o-320 E2D

Unless I have been misled, the E2D is a solid crank so it can't be converted to a constant speed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,070
Posted By FLY6
Ignition switch

Check the inside of the ignition switch. When I did a live mag check, my engine kept running. Took the ignition switch apart, cleaned and lube. Problem solved. Watch for small springs and balls.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,918
Posted By FLY6
Why Firewall forward

Another good reason besides C of G is how it is a wired. When I purchased my plane, there was no way to isolate the power between the battery, master and solinoid. In the event of a forced landing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By FLY6
Registering

I had a buddy fly his 9A for over 2 years with the N number on. He was in fact a Canadian citizen so I don't see a problem for your situation. His biggest reason for changing was due to the fact that...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By FLY6
Hi Jim, check with your insurance broker to see...

Hi Jim, check with your insurance broker to see if they will allow someone with extensive experience to do your transition training. When it was time for my transition training I had a gentleman with...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,728
Posted By FLY6
Hiding N Number

As the first person stated, I used a vinyl Reg. with a shadow that allowed me to hide the N number. I can still see the N number under the vinyl if I look closely but not terribly noticeable.

I'm...
Forum: Canada 10-06-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By FLY6
The data plate remains on the aircraft and I...

The data plate remains on the aircraft and I believe it is against the regulations to remove it without permission. As mentioned earlier, it is important to have the information identical to the data...
Forum: Canada 10-04-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,656
Posted By FLY6
Whether you buy in Canada or USA, it is very...

Whether you buy in Canada or USA, it is very advantageous to do all the inspections, W&B, fuel flow etc. because at the end, you will know your airplane much better. With mine, even though it was a...
Forum: Canada 09-29-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,656
Posted By FLY6
As mentioned, become very familiar with the...

As mentioned, become very familiar with the MD-RA. They have a package prepared that explains your steps required to get it registered in Canada and get it flying. When you first look at it, it may...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By FLY6
Maybe some Facet pumps are different but when I...

Maybe some Facet pumps are different but when I removed my and replaced with a new pump, there was no inlet screen.
Forum: Canada 04-17-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,548
Posted By FLY6
Gross Weight

Mine is registered in Canada at 1800#. O-320 fixed pitch wooden prop.
As long as your numbers for w&b work out there is no problem getting 1800#, at least that is how it worked for me bringing one in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By FLY6
Speed

If you used 85 mph for your calculation because that is your approach speed, you will use way more runway than I do. I use 70mph on final and often bring it back to 65 mph over the fence. Practice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,113
Posted By FLY6
E-Zheat

I use the E-Zheat pad that attaches to the oiler sump and I am happy with the results. If it is plugged in long enough, 2 plus hours, you can feel the cylinders are starting to be effected with heat....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-09-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,215
Posted By FLY6
Tie Down Mount

I turned down the grip end of a bolt that screws into the tie down so I could thread it to fit the Go Pro tripod mount. I use a nut to lock the tripod mount in the direction I want. I filed a flat...
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