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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve had Bruceís gear bolt Ďretainersí on both of...

Iíve had Bruceís gear bolt Ďretainersí on both of my RV8ís, and they are worth whatever you have to pay. Iíve installed them in existing airplanes during condition inspections as Bruceís helper, and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-10-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Scott Hersha
Daddyman, Last time I was at Antrim County...

Daddyman,
Last time I was at Antrim County (Belaire) for a visit, I was able to hangar my plane there for $25. Well worth it in my opinion.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-10-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes!! Summer has arrived in Michigan! Enjoy it...

Yes!! Summer has arrived in Michigan! Enjoy it for the next...... two months or so....... It sure is pretty up there. No place has better, clearer water - but its cold! Best thing is to just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Scott Hersha
I also used the circular CPC plug from Stein,...

I also used the circular CPC plug from Stein, with standard D-sub pins and sockets. The standard D-sub pin puller also works (Iíve had to rewire my stick). Works quite well.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sometimes, some sort of assembly pieces (assembly...

Sometimes, some sort of assembly pieces (assembly grease, sealant particles, bits of gasket) can get lodged in the pressure relief valve. That sometimes just comes out on a subsequent engine run and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By Scott Hersha
This is my favorite nite too, and one of the...

This is my favorite nite too, and one of the things I look most forward to at OSH. Meeting the people I Ďalmostí know on VAF and conferring them on Ďspecialí stuff we talk about. The Gallagher...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By Scott Hersha
Answering my own question: N57, New Garden...

Answering my own question:
N57, New Garden Airport - due west of KPHL.

Congrats Zack! I hope your hands will be full.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By Scott Hersha
Where is Zack located?

Where is Zack located?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-03-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By Scott Hersha
I was thinking 76 bolts, but Iíll go with 78 as...

I was thinking 76 bolts, but Iíll go with 78 as previously posted. Torque according to AC43.13. These bolts are loaded in shear so keeping the bolt in place is the most important consideration,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-03-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 138,692
Posted By Scott Hersha
Looks like a cool spot Vlad. Itís a 4 hour...

Looks like a cool spot Vlad. Itís a 4 hour flight for me, which is doable. Hopefully, I can talk my wife into a trip there this summer/early fall. I like the pub/bar, ďNancyísĒ. Especially the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-02-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,481
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you want to replace your Slicks with some...

If you want to replace your Slicks with some electronic ignition system, I think you should consider empirical data from either the experts that designed it, or 3rd party experts with no interest in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Scott Hersha
Question - Are you building or buying? If...

Question - Are you building or buying? If building, build the -7. The - 6 is only supported on a more limited basis by Vans, plus the kit is not as highly engineered and will take you longer to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 216,161
Posted By Scott Hersha
One thing Iíve found that works with the #4 fuel...

One thing Iíve found that works with the #4 fuel vent line is a long nylon tie-wrap with a red flag threaded onto the Ďbusinessí end. Get one that fits snugly into the vent line (mine is just a #4...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Scott Hersha
In the last picture, I see that you have...

In the last picture, I see that you have installed the fitting and B-nut on the fuel vent line. Make sure it is tight (Iím sure it is). QB wings come with the tanks built and sealed and you install...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,470
Posted By Scott Hersha
This part needs to be replaced. Not sure about...

This part needs to be replaced. Not sure about the underlying structure because we can't see it. From the picture it looks like your rivet set for the universal head rivets is either under sized,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-22-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 451
Posted By Scott Hersha
Climb (fine pitch) prop - shorter takeoff...

Climb (fine pitch) prop - shorter takeoff distance, faster climb, slower cruise speed for a given RPM.
Cruise prop (coarser pitch) - longer takeoff run, slower climb performance, faster cruise speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Scott Hersha
Charlie, Have you tried re-rigging the stick...

Charlie,
Have you tried re-rigging the stick position? You might be able to adjust the rod end bearings enough on the elevator push-pull tubes to give your stick a slight forward tilt, which may...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By Scott Hersha
First suggestion - don't do aerobatics with kids...

First suggestion - don't do aerobatics with kids that are too young to know how to use aparachute, or too small to fit into one.
Second suggestion - If you decide to do it anyway, don't post it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By Scott Hersha
DIY, Desser retreads, get new air stop tubes if...

DIY, Desser retreads, get new air stop tubes if yours are old. Google how to do this so you donít hurt yourself, or your airplane, but itís a pretty simple, but dirty job, meaning your hands will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-17-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By Scott Hersha
The 3 position OFF/ON/(ON) toggle switch is...

The 3 position OFF/ON/(ON) toggle switch is available from Stein. Look for ĎPmag switchí. My two Pmag 3 position toggle switches are guarded with those loop guards, which make them look different...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-16-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 115,084
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think the next kit from Vans will be another of...

I think the next kit from Vans will be another of the same - an upgraded RV10, similar in technology to the RV14. Quicker, easier build, and importantly, an excellent Mosaic candidate (like the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-13-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,739
Posted By Scott Hersha
Another possible cause for cracks relative to...

Another possible cause for cracks relative to builder error is the inexperience of the first time builder working on the first major kit in the airplane. No experience gained yet and if an error is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By Scott Hersha
I sent a PM too....

I sent a PM too....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Scott Hersha
Painting the interior is very difficult when you...

Painting the interior is very difficult when you have wiring and other obstacles in the way. The sooner you can do it, the better. On two of my builds I used a two part urethane type paint over a...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Scott Hersha
If they are a weak point then you could just pull...

If they are a weak point then you could just pull the circuit breaker (if so equipped) to accomplish the same thing. Pullable circuit breakers are not meant to be switches, so I would assume their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By Scott Hersha
DPDT switch, keeping the two fused loads...

DPDT switch, keeping the two fused loads separate, or use a relay (available at Steinair), which allows modifications later by you or a future owner when you/he upgrades the panel - which WILL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Scott Hersha
I can speak to this situation also, because I am...

I can speak to this situation also, because I am intimately familiar with prop strikes (2) by my highly experienced, but non-GA partners. Both times, the engine was removed, sent to my FAA approved...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mine is exactly like engineerorange too. Both...

Mine is exactly like engineerorange too. Both Pmags powered through pullable circuit breakers, which stay in unless Iím checking them a couple times per year. I check the momentary position (ships...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,367
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with what Lyle says about flap removal. ...

I agree with what Lyle says about flap removal. Disconnect the flap drive rod and let the flap drop down out of the trailing edge wing top skin. Remove the hinge pin, but make sure you have ahold...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Scott Hersha
Aircraft Specialists, Jeffersonville/Sellersburg,...

Aircraft Specialists, Jeffersonville/Sellersburg, Indiana - KJVY (just north of Louisville). 812-246-4696, ask for the prop shop.
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,136
Posted By Scott Hersha
Todd, It sounds like you are looking for an...

Todd,
It sounds like you are looking for an airplane with the speed of your corporate jet, but in a personal airplane that you can fly relatively economically. I donít think that airplane exists in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,985
Posted By Scott Hersha
It sounds like they are thinking that since there...

It sounds like they are thinking that since there were no accidents/mid-airs last year, that things werenít as bad as everybody is complaining about, and letís try the same old status quo again and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,699
Posted By Scott Hersha
Emags will work fine lean of peak all by...

Emags will work fine lean of peak all by themselves. With your IO-390, youíll need to manage the curve (jumper out) with either the EICAD program, free from Emagair, the EICommander from Bill, or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Scott Hersha
We have had two of these same problems with the...

We have had two of these same problems with the Skytec (Hartzell) 149NL and they were sent to Hartzell for a fix. They know about this problem - it's happened before, and they are supposedly coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,520
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ron, What keeps me from flying aerobatics in my...

Ron,
What keeps me from flying aerobatics in my RV8? Um, well.... my partner(s) that keep having prop strikes on my beautiful bird, that takes if out of commission for 2 months at a time, if Iím...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 932
Posted By Scott Hersha
Those are pipe threads so make sure you use a...

Those are pipe threads so make sure you use a thread sealant (high temp) on those threads.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 686,518
Posted By Scott Hersha
Aaron, I love the panel setup. Itís obvious you...

Aaron,
I love the panel setup. Itís obvious you have a Showplanes FB canopy kit. I especially like the taller offset stick. The offset lower IP cutout obviously accommodates this. It looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,699
Posted By Scott Hersha
Some sort of solar charger for your phone/tablet....

Some sort of solar charger for your phone/tablet. There are outlets at the HBC pavilion, but it looks like Clark Griswaldís Christmas light wiring there with at least 1000 devices already plugged...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By Scott Hersha
I use mouse milk on these joints every time I...

I use mouse milk on these joints every time I have the cowl off - which is relatively frequent. It helps these joints to remain healthy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-13-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By Scott Hersha
There isnít much difference in handling between...

There isnít much difference in handling between the RV6 & RV7. Itís what you get used to, and youíll get used to one as fast as the other. Is it as stable as your Cherekee 140?.... No. The built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,609
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m sorry that this thread has sunk to an airline...

I’m sorry that this thread has sunk to an airline pilot bashing argument. That wasn’t my intention when I started this. I think a lot of us have learned something about the pitfalls of OUR insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,609
Posted By Scott Hersha
"...The morale of this story is airline pilots...

"...The morale of this story is airline pilots are not very good at stick and rudder..."

I also disagree with this comment, even though Iíve gone through a couple prop strikes with airline pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,609
Posted By Scott Hersha
Not sure about the flying club idea, but Iíll run...

Not sure about the flying club idea, but Iíll run it by our local airport Ďexpertsí this weekend. Somebody mentioned running it by the folks at Gallagher. Thatís what Iíve been doing, and their help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,609
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sad Story

This story is meant to be a warning to those who didn’t know about what I am about to tell you, and an education to those who aren’t involved in something like this but may be considering it.

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By Scott Hersha
Skytec starter

Iím posting this thread to see if anyone here has a spec on the RPM limits on a Skytec 149NL 12 volt starter. Iíve tried calling Hartzell, but havenít gotten an answer or anyone to call me back, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,262
Posted By Scott Hersha
Why??? Because itís apparently difficult to get...

Why??? Because itís apparently difficult to get what you want and it can get very expensive! Itís like a personalized license plate on your car. The only people that care about that are the cops...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-28-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,763
Posted By Scott Hersha
To clarify - an instructor doesnít need to have a...

To clarify - an instructor doesnít need to have a medical (on basic med), unless they are PIC, or a required crewmember. But - if they are doing a BFR, or IPC that is signed off, their CFI needs to...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-28-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,763
Posted By Scott Hersha
To confuse things a little more - lets say you...

To confuse things a little more - lets say you are a basic med pilot (me) and you need instrument currency flights to stay current. Your airplane partner (mine) is an IFR current A350 pilot, also...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-28-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,763
Posted By Scott Hersha
Listen to Shanna, she is the expert. A basic Med...

Listen to Shanna, she is the expert. A basic Med pilot riding along as a safety pilot on an instrument currency ride in VFR conditions is NOT OK, because that makes her/he a required crewmember, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,262
Posted By Scott Hersha
N numbers only mean something to the builder, or...

N numbers only mean something to the builder, or owner of any airplane (maybe falsely). No one else cares. I would be happy with a randomly selected N number - like buying a lottery ticket with auto...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-28-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Scott Hersha
Those aluminum wings must be blindingly bright!!

Those aluminum wings must be blindingly bright!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,950
Posted By Scott Hersha
I will agree, Sun N Fun is not Oshkosh, but...

I will agree, Sun N Fun is not Oshkosh, but neither is any other aviation event on earth. I thoroughly enjoy coming to Florida in April, to enjoy some warm weather and sunshine, and connect with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-25-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,618
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bill, My wife and I drive to Nashville from...

Bill,
My wife and I drive to Nashville from Cincinnati frequently, but usually drive - because of grandkid duty and the need for our SUV with car seats. We have therefore done a lot of the bourbon...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-22-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,394
Posted By Scott Hersha
Rob, That protractor should work as long as the...

Rob,
That protractor should work as long as the printed copy is true. You should check it with a simple plastic protractor. Another possibility would be to use your cell phone with an angle finder...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,228
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím also with Danny. If you are flying mostly...

Iím also with Danny. If you are flying mostly solo, the RV8 is the only choice. Both kits are advance engineered prepunch kits. The RV14 is a little more advanced, but if you can build an RV14, the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,046
Posted By Scott Hersha
Randy, I can send you a pic of my switch...

Randy,
I can send you a pic of my switch installation if you would like. Iíve tried posting pics here on this site, but havenít been able to (Iíve been trying new ideas for a couple hours now). ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,046
Posted By Scott Hersha
RandyAB, I used the momentary start push button +...

RandyAB,
I used the momentary start push button + keyed Ďenable switchí for the reasons someone else explained. It can prevent unauthorized or unintentional starter activation - much the same as a...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,049
Posted By Scott Hersha
I just drilled 4 holes for clecoes to hold it...

I just drilled 4 holes for clecoes to hold it while the proseal dried. Filled holes later with epoxy filler. After paint, you canít find the holes.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,046
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve used the red button starter from Stein with...

Iíve used the red button starter from Stein with bezel on all 3 of my RVís. On this latest one, I used a keyed enable switch (from Stein) to enable the starter push button. Turn off and remove the...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m on my second (and a half) engine from JB, and...

I’m on my second (and a half) engine from JB, and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Service is a big deal in this engine business, as I found out lately. My (former) partner had an unfortunate prop strike...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Scott Hersha
ďFineĒ....... good one Scott - you must have a...

ďFineĒ....... good one Scott - you must have a pretty good mag to jump a gap that big.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,132
Posted By Scott Hersha
I see your problem Steve - you are using a...

I see your problem Steve - you are using a Nexus...Ö. just turn it around and everything will be fine!!
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