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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yep the rivets are structural. The idea of...

Yep the rivets are structural. The idea of putting it in the skin with doubler a variation... Great question but if you drill out rivet for pitot, I doubt the loss of one rivet would affect strength....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Hard to see how bad the bend is. It might be OK...

Hard to see how bad the bend is. It might be OK depending on how bent... with the reflection and light it looks like a crease. However it may not look bad when wings are on. Leave it alone and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,036
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Engines "oil filter" in the day came with a metal...

Engines "oil filter" in the day came with a metal screen... :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Correct me if I am wrong but an experimental does...

Correct me if I am wrong but an experimental does not need "back up" but of course as others suggested a G5 or D10 would be a great [ safe ] idea with totally independent power source. As far as back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,977
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I'll get get me a 30 year old girlfriend to help...

I'll get get me a 30 year old girlfriend to help me move my plane... :D

Nice project Dan... FYI a "Best Tug" A2 starts at $2995.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Exclamation Install static Ports and move on.... it will make...

Install static Ports and move on.... it will make little to no difference. Not even Van can make their mind up.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=97509

Keep in mind there is NO...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,954
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Love old threads coming alive but good...

Love old threads coming alive but good topic.

True but in jets you have Vno/Mmo calculated and shown. In GA planes with steam gauges no so (until EFIS). Now we have TAS shown all the time. So no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I sent you a private message..... This belongs...

I sent you a private message..... This belongs more in the glass cockpit section. There is a poll there with some info.

You have decide what you really NEED and want and how much you are willing to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By gmcjetpilot
We are starting 360 CU-IN engines with tiny...

We are starting 360 CU-IN engines with tiny batteries (compared to your car).
Modern small light PM starters require large in-rush current vs wire wound.
Put 2 amp charger on it for 15-30 minutes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By gmcjetpilot
That is great. I have never flown a Rotax powered...

That is great. I have never flown a Rotax powered plane, but I do know from reading and talking to people who do own and maintain them the Rotax has enough different in operation and maintenance from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,727
Posted By gmcjetpilot
So many fun ways to roll your own weather...

So many fun ways to roll your own weather station. I like the web base idea. Any pvt airport can have Pilot controlled lighting. I wounder if 122.7, 122.8, 122.725, 122.975, or 123.0 can be used for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By gmcjetpilot
If you are painting it fresh, you can add...

If you are painting it fresh, you can add non-slip additive to your paint mix and apply it. It will match paint color perfect (as you are using same paint) and it has the grit throughout and color...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Unhappy First Fatal RV Accident 2020

Sadly I think this is the first fatal RV accident of 2020. Tragically it took the life of Father and Daughter.... :( Condolences to Family and Friends. PLEASE BE CAREFUL MY FRIENDS.......
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I agree don't over grease and follow the manual....

I agree don't over grease and follow the manual. You get some squeeze out after only a few pumps (less than an OZ). Great reference thanks. Vibration with grease loss should be addressed. I was aware...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,732
Posted By gmcjetpilot
What RV-6 Flyer said. What brand? Look at...

What RV-6 Flyer said.

What brand? Look at Aircraft Spruce. See what is out there and or how much. Follow the installation instructions. I have deviated by putting the ELT and antenna both in the...
Forum: COMM 01-13-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I think you would do better in Classified...

I think you would do better in Classified Section. Also there is barnstormers, ebay, trade-a-plane and a ton of avionics shops coast to coast.
Forum: California 01-13-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You don't need an A&P to do this and an...

You don't need an A&P to do this and an experienced builder owner operator will do. However every year you need a condition inspection and you will need an A&P to sign that off. Condition inspection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By gmcjetpilot
RV-6 is not certified and could never be...

RV-6 is not certified and could never be certified under 14 VFR Part 23. The RV has other issues with pitch stability. However that is why they are so light on controls and fun to fly... :D

Amateur...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,329
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I know posting pictures is more difficult now...

I know posting pictures is more difficult now with less free hosts... but how much grease. A little is OK and normal. To service you removed one zerk and grease it slowly from the 2nd zerk slowly,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 2,010
Posted By gmcjetpilot
8to:D So shall it be said thou inter webs poll...

8to:D
So shall it be said thou inter webs poll speaketh. However comments are interesting. Me doth thinkest thou protest ye and tinkle a weevon my poll parade. Yeah verily. Anything relevent to...
Forum: GPS 01-11-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,519
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Correct me if I'm wrong. If you build a new panel...

Correct me if I'm wrong. If you build a new panel from scratch using a Garmin G3X or Dynon Skyview or GRT for your RV kit plane project you have a way to display your GPS map and IAP (approach)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,743
Posted By gmcjetpilot
All the advice you got (weigh AC and check W&B,...

All the advice you got (weigh AC and check W&B, check the Horz Stab incidence, Trim Tab operation range) is spot on. However as everyone said not enough info. Agree. It would really take seeing and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Poll: EFIS Poll
Views: 2,010
Posted By gmcjetpilot
EFIS Poll

Please take a moment to fill out Poll on EFIS you have and if you given the choice would you stick with what you have or would you change.
Forum: GPS 01-09-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,519
Posted By gmcjetpilot
My left butt cheek clinched where my pant pocket...

My left butt cheek clinched where my pant pocket and wallet are.... $12.5K-$18K (about $2K less without radio/NAV). :eek: I want one but can't justify the cost for a small single engine kit plane....
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Ground adjustable props have a reputation from...

Ground adjustable props have a reputation from the past but not aware of Sensenich having issues of Gnd adjustable props (but do your research). Sensenich is a real propeller manufacture going way...
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Ground adjustable props have a reputation from...

Ground adjustable props have a reputation from the past but not aware of Sensenich having issues. Sensenich is a real propeller manufacture going way back. Their fixed pitch metal props are well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Is this VFR only. I don't see a TSO GPS or is...

Is this VFR only. I don't see a TSO GPS or is that remote?

What ya think of my panel post - it would be interesting to list the projected cost. :eek: :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By gmcjetpilot
There has been a few "builder assist" programs...

There has been a few "builder assist" programs that abused the Repairman certificate. Basically it was 99% built by "assistance" and the buyer was builder, manufacture, repairman. This was a work...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Here is a good...

Here is a good link.
https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/intro-to-aircraft-building/frequently-asked-questions/equipping-a-homebuilt-for-ifr-operations

If you are qualified and current Inst...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,360
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I am confused. Post #22 I repeated similar data...

I am confused. Post #22 I repeated similar data as Northernliving. I see you replied to him. My bad. Sorry.
Forum: RV-3 01-06-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The O-235 is/was popular on C-152, Tomahawk,...

The O-235 is/was popular on C-152, Tomahawk, Grumman Yankee. It is not as good as a O320 150/160HP from stand point of parts and obviously power. I believe the parts are more expensive for the O-235....
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By gmcjetpilot
So you have the original style Horner wing tip or...

So you have the original style Horner wing tip or the more symmetrical. On my RV-4 I did not use an extension on the horner. It mounted direct to the wing tip. I admit that the projection of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,360
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Read the context of the paragraph, RV-7 vs...

Read the context of the paragraph, RV-7 vs RV-14... Sorry you misunderstood.... The RV-14 has bigger cockpit than RV-7, no mention of RV-6. The RV-6/RV-7/RV-9 share similar (or identical) fuselage...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,360
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks for your critique of my post. Seems like...

Thanks for your critique of my post. Seems like the RV6/RV7 is most desirable based on past sales.. I don't have access to Van's current business data, kit sales. Past performance may not be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The hand full RV-7/A accidents that involved...

The hand full RV-7/A accidents that involved possible in-flight break up were explained by pilot error/loss of control and exceeding limitations (speed, G force), over stressing the air-frame, one...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,360
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes RV-7/A most popular of current models, second...

Yes RV-7/A most popular of current models, second to RV-6 NLA. There are about 10,600 RV's built. What are current sales? Ask Van's.
Completed
RV14 113
RV12 667
RV10 933
RV9 1134
RV8 1536
RV7 1785...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By gmcjetpilot
So I assume you bought the plane built already....

So I assume you bought the plane built already. In Phase 1, the first 40 hours you are to do a flight test program and test and validate performance. The best location for performance is Van's web...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,010
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I recall a trick (from a Continental Service...

I recall a trick (from a Continental Service Bulletin)... where you make a dip stick adapter and connect an airspeed indicator to it. I assume you have a good vent tube for the engine....
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Don't care. It reports your aircraft’s N-number,...

Don't care. It reports your aircraft’s N-number, position, velocity and altitude once per second. I have ADS-B on my laptop. Bought a cheap SDR (Software defined radio) USB dongle and free software....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,828
Posted By gmcjetpilot
From dark corners of my cobweb mind I recall...

From dark corners of my cobweb mind I recall super low power settings can cause ring flutter or issues with ring seating. OVERALL caveat for sure is ALL pressures and temps are in the operating...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks, right. The topic well discussed and...

Thanks, right. The topic well discussed and opinionated in several threads. I have no dog in the fight. Bottom line you have to prove it to the FAA/DAR. The application guide could be accepted data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,834
Posted By gmcjetpilot
:eek: :D Thank you. Sticking with my stock...

:eek: :D Thank you.

Sticking with my stock batman wing tips and FlyLED landing lights and Whelen Mircoburst LED strobe/nav. I am into it for less than $500 not including tips that cane with...
Forum: Propellers 01-01-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks Carl. Az_gila it's experimental aircraft...

Thanks Carl.

Az_gila it's experimental aircraft so you can do what you want. Hartzell is covering their Six O'clock.

The good news Hartzell has tested several common prop/eng combos with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,834
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I use my cell phone went to their website and got...

I use my cell phone went to their website and got all kind of weird redirects to advertisements when I touch menu or any information on their page. How much are they?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Also as a builder of early rv6 which most were...

Also as a builder of early rv6 which most were like this, They had no holes punched in the skin or ribs. It was all lay it out and drill it in assembly. Now building an RV 7 big difference. The rv-14...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Almost 70kts on the tail nice. I can't help but...

Almost 70kts on the tail nice. I can't help but notice the 2690 RPM and 16.3 Gal per hour... Your profile says interested in "6". See six CHT/EGT's... RV-10 w/ IO-540? A 4-Jug Lyc at 72% power can't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I don't think we are answering the OP's question....

I don't think we are answering the OP's question. Ross that is a good question. My opinion and short answer is no need to secure the wires running thought the wing conduit. (opinion as follows)
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Vetterman has been around a long time.... Never...

Vetterman has been around a long time.... Never had one. However there are other makers of exhaust you may want to explore.... AWI comes to mind. I know Vetterman sells cross overs and four into four...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,443
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Of course thunderstorms hold up GA planes like...

Of course thunderstorms hold up GA planes like airlines.... Me no Fly-ee in Thunderstorms..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,613
Posted By gmcjetpilot
This question has been asked and answered many...

This question has been asked and answered many times... but that is OK. Go to Van's....

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-6/ (out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By gmcjetpilot
It is great except for that control stick grip...

It is great except for that control stick grip embedded into the right side of the panel... :D

Assume you have throttle quadrant in left hand and stick in right. So radios on left makes sense....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yep no. Regs require a Chute to deploy in 3...

Yep no. Regs require a Chute to deploy in 3 seconds. If you are in level flight and you depart the plane at 1000 ft. AGL, you will not hit the ground.** Chutes have saved the lives of many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By gmcjetpilot
A doubler three rows past, doubler one gauge...

A doubler three rows past, doubler one gauge above repaired skin is standard. It has been a long time since I had my RV-4. I would lead to replacing the whole cracked panel. Again it's been awhile....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,368
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Go on diet and exercise more, get back to your...

Go on diet and exercise more, get back to your ideal weight.... Losing 10, 20,,,, ahaa 30 lbs on the plane is the same as losing weight on your frame, and it gives you health benefits.... Just a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 708
Posted By gmcjetpilot
That is the joy of building. Make it as...

That is the joy of building. Make it as simple/complicated. economical/expensive, light/heavy as you want. Many GA planes don't have alternate static, and the old wisdom was break the VSI window for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,796
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Sure do stalls in a slip or skid at altitude....

Sure do stalls in a slip or skid at altitude. That is not what I was reading. However stalls or slips in uncoordinated flight in the pattern is still killing pilots. FAA Pilot Std may be for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,796
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Folks talking about a full forward slip and...

Folks talking about a full forward slip and getting STALL BUFFET... scares me. :eek: You should not be near stall in a slip or feel stall buffet. The buffet you are likely feeling (if IAS approach...
Forum: Propellers 12-19-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Hartzell Propeller Appliation Guide

I was looking for the aluminum Hartzell limitations (RPM/MAP) for different prop hub/blade models and engine combos, and found this link. The Vans section starts at Chapter is 61-02-59, page 1423...
Forum: Propellers 12-18-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By gmcjetpilot
If you are talking fixed don't get a certified...

If you are talking fixed don't get a certified prop for GA plane, they are NOT suitable for a fast RV. The Sensenich made for RV's is the way to go. Van's aircraft has a catalog listing all the props...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I have been involved with Van's RV's since late...

I have been involved with Van's RV's since late 1980's. One thing that impressed me and still does, Van's aircraft do what they say they will do, as advertised... That was a rare thing in kit planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,796
Posted By gmcjetpilot
RV-3 through RV-14 are just airplanes and can be...

RV-3 through RV-14 are just airplanes and can be slipped the same as any plane. You can slip a B767. However an RV is less draggy than a Citabria, but slipping does add drag. RV full flaps are good...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-13-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By gmcjetpilot
A RV (any model) with a Lyc sells for much more...

A RV (any model) with a Lyc sells for much more than an RV with an auto engine. To build an RV with auto engine, especially an Egg kit, is not cheaper than a Lyc which is relatively cheap and easier...
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