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Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Ron B.
Pretty sure a little bushing in your line ,...

Pretty sure a little bushing in your line , clamped in place so it doesn't move and a .040" hole in it should work and a lot cheaper. I think I used a large diameter alum. solid rived (#5) and...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ron B.
That's how mine are also, but once adjusted to...

That's how mine are also, but once adjusted to the correct length, I have not needed to re-adjust for different passengers.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By Ron B.
Did you have three scales, then one might be off...

Did you have three scales, then one might be off a bit. Also I found that you need to have something in place to allow the wheels to slide sideways. If you jack up your plane to put it on the scales...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ron B.
And Iím having trouble believing Ron from Nova...

And Iím having trouble believing Ron from Nova Scotia has only flown in rain once. Maybe only once this week :D[/QUOTE]

You're correct , it rains here every day, but I just retired on Thursday so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Ron B.
I was led to believe that if you put an X , even...

I was led to believe that if you put an X , even the owner cannot use the runway. I suppose I could remove the X's when I want to use the runway and have someone put them back up after I leave.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Ron B.
working on grass strip

For those of you with grass strips, what have you done to make your strip safe to use while you are working on it. My strip is 150' wide now and I plan to remove the sod , a 30' strip from the center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Ron B.
One of my concerns is after the grass has taken...

One of my concerns is after the grass has taken over the gravel , I expect the grass to be a different shade from the soft grass surface on each side of the graveled strip. I would think you should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Ron B.
soft surface runway

Had enough with my grass strip being soft from the growth of moss. It holds the moisture and the soil stays wet all the time. I have two choices, one kill the moss and grass and start over. With this...
Forum: RV-14 05-03-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Ron B.
I only flew in rain once and was surprised rain...

I only flew in rain once and was surprised rain did not enter the side vents. Obviously with the vents open I did not need heat but I also had no water on my feet so the canopy is tight on mine.
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By Ron B.
Or, use the correct size from your own inventory!

Or, use the correct size from your own inventory!
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ron B.
Going by memory and I don't have one, but weren't...

Going by memory and I don't have one, but weren't there some sking that had identification holes so you know which was which. Might have been on the 10, cannot remember.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ron B.
Or Lycoming

Or Lycoming
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ron B.
Yes , this is exactly what ECI told us, don’t...

Yes , this is exactly what ECI told us, don’t worry about them ( two engines new in 2007 0-360 purchased from Mattituck). I would like to have had them in the back seat of the SuperCub when one head...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By Ron B.
I have Infinity grips on mine with the standard...

I have Infinity grips on mine with the standard Vans sticks. I would order a gust lock also for my 14A.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By Ron B.
Tell you what , your butt knows the difference.

Tell you what , your butt knows the difference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,739
Posted By Ron B.
Maybe it was just the two of us having this...

Maybe it was just the two of us having this allusion . If you read the lines just above the photo of the group of red hoses that form a bow , as you read the ends of the hoses appear to be moving ....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,739
Posted By Ron B.
On a side note I think these guys are trying to...

On a side note I think these guys are trying to brain wash us. On the PDF they linked us to , go down to the (1) Introduction paragraph and as you are reading keep your peripheral vision on the red...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Ron B.
No water/oil separator included in my kit. I...

No water/oil separator included in my kit. I assembled mine as per instructions.
Forum: RV-14 03-28-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By Ron B.
I just have a small gap in mine and on third...

I just have a small gap in mine and on third annual with no signs of wear on paint.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By Ron B.
Are you sure you are 6 ft. apart?

Are you sure you are 6 ft. apart?
Forum: Florida (Central) 03-14-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Ron B.
Hello again Ron Made it back home safely but just...

Hello again Ron
Made it back home safely but just saw your post about shaded hangers and you had when available. I'm wandering if the shaded hangars could be rented out for a week or two (when...
Forum: Safety 03-13-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,831
Posted By Ron B.
That's why I have Halon in both my planes

That's why I have Halon in both my planes
Forum: RV-4 03-13-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ron B.
some do have a flat screen on top

some do have a flat screen on top
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-10-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ron B.
Poor memory but I seem to remember that there are...

Poor memory but I seem to remember that there are two types of the same plug. The ones Claus supplies donít have threaded ends and he warn if you purchase elsewhere to make sure what you purchase...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Ron B.
Mine had two tabs.

Mine had two tabs.
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By Ron B.
And after you install it safety wire it in both...

And after you install it safety wire it in both directions so it doesn't move in either direction when you tighten or loosen the dip stick. Really helped stop the leaks when someone suggested I do...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By Ron B.
Looks great, but another thing to remove when...

Looks great, but another thing to remove when checking the fuel filter.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Ron B.
My test wire is already accessible without taking...

My test wire is already accessible without taking anything apart, just a heat shrink tubing.
Thanks for the reply.
Forum: COMM 01-28-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Ron B.
Going by memory, I'm pretty sure mine are on a...

Going by memory, I'm pretty sure mine are on a separate, 1 amp breaker as to protect the small wire supplied with them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-28-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By Ron B.
Annual ELT checks

In reading the ACK E-04 manual , I see no requirement for testing the GPS signal with the data verification test tool used for initial installation. Would this not be good to know in the unlikely...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-23-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 159,099
Posted By Ron B.
Just be prepared for long waits between each kit...

Just be prepared for long waits between each kit release while you are building if you choose to go with a new kit release when it happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Ron B.
If you are asking if the aircraft side of the...

If you are asking if the aircraft side of the plug will work for both headsets , then yes , they are the same.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By Ron B.
Had one for 12 years and never used it once. I...

Had one for 12 years and never used it once. I know , you did not ask for this.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Ron B.
I cannot see your photo, but I'm guessing you are...

I cannot see your photo, but I'm guessing you are referring to the canopy release handle hole.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ron B.
I did the exact same thing last spring. Big...

I did the exact same thing last spring. Big improvement , for ease of re- installation.
Forum: RV-10 12-08-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By Ron B.
Was the door left closed and sealed before you...

Was the door left closed and sealed before you tried to close it? The seals get harder with cold weather. When you leave the aircraft , try to seal the doors and leave then closed when not in use....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,898
Posted By Ron B.
Sorry for your loss Tom, don't forget to take...

Sorry for your loss Tom, don't forget to take care of yourself.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,235
Posted By Ron B.
Some important information left out. Some people...

Some important information left out.
Some people like myself look at VAF for more information than Van's aircraft. Carb heat is a good example. On the RV 12 it is common practice that carb heat is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-26-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By Ron B.
Good to see you back Troy. A local pilot just...

Good to see you back Troy. A local pilot just recently bought an RV-10 from Alberta and I thought it might have been yours when I first heard about the purchase. But a quick look at it a few weeks...
Forum: Canada 11-22-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ron B.
Wish I would have known this. Thanks.

Wish I would have known this. Thanks.
Forum: Canada 11-22-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ron B.
What about a Skyview along with it's back up...

What about a Skyview along with it's back up battery ?
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ron B.
Mine is mounted in my panel and it is as accurate...

Mine is mounted in my panel and it is as accurate as in my Super Cub was with it mounted on top. Mind you a Super Cub has steel tubing ever where.
It wasn't bad. We had one installed in the panel of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,599
Posted By Ron B.
Fourth build now with Dynon

Fourth build now with Dynon
Forum: Canada 11-20-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ron B.
Sorry Vern, I don't care how much experience I...

Sorry Vern, I don't care how much experience I have (seventh build just completed) I want to have somebody else inspect my build before I fly. Just finishing up a build right now (not flown yet...
Forum: Canada 11-20-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ron B.
The inspectors also get a good look at the rivets...

The inspectors also get a good look at the rivets that you have done to that stage. If he is pleased with what he sees then one would assume the remainder should be of the same quality , providing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By Ron B.
Certainly depends on what you are willing to...

Certainly depends on what you are willing to loose on your investment. The more , the faster it will sell. If you are asking Van's price then only freight will be the motive. Maybe a few will take...
Forum: Canada 11-18-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ron B.
All the inspections I have had required all parts...

All the inspections I have had required all parts open for inspection, not just the big components.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By Ron B.
Not trying to start a war here but you must have...

Not trying to start a war here but you must have been using a standard Allen wrench in a metric Allen screw if a Phillips head worked better for you.
A properly sized wrench should stay in a socket...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,939
Posted By Ron B.
I'm not telling anyone what to do but just what...

I'm not telling anyone what to do but just what has worked for me. My hangar is usually heated and well insulated so as of yet I have had no problems with it (15 years). I have another insulated...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Ron B.
I installed Aerosportís trim on my 14 for rudder...

I installed Aerosportís trim on my 14 for rudder trim. I like it and it works OK
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,713
Posted By Ron B.
The owner used you for his first potential buyer...

The owner used you for his first potential buyer and told him he had an offer coming after lunch from you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Ron B.
There is an Aluminum box that remains after you...

There is an Aluminum box that remains after you remove the 180, so to gain access behind it will require removal of the box also. (in case you did not know)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,040
Posted By Ron B.
Curiousity question, I was taught that the true...

Curiousity question, I was taught that the true way to torque a nut is to have the torque reached while the nut is in motion. If you stop to ratchet the wrench and then apply torque and before the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By Ron B.
Found my mistake in the wiring. I missed...

Found my mistake in the wiring. I missed connecting the C terminal with the B and R (I think that was the two other terminals). I now have 12 V on the c terminal and a working charging system.
Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By Ron B.
Yes new never flown. I'm just starting to search...

Yes new never flown. I'm just starting to search out the issue. I checked terminal "C" (with engine not running) and no voltage was found.
I find the plug (long black housing) on the Voltage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By Ron B.
New 912 not charging

My 912 ULS isn't charging. Tonight I thought I had found the issue, no ground on the Mallory capacitor . But no luck. I'm wandering if running the engine without a ground fried something?
Thanks Ron
Forum: Painting your RV 09-03-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Ron B.
What type of catalyst?

What type of catalyst?
Forum: Northeast 09-02-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By Ron B.
Isn't it on the 14th?

Isn't it on the 14th?
Forum: Florida (South) 08-29-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,443
Posted By Ron B.
Best of luck and be safe.

Best of luck and be safe.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,543
Posted By Ron B.
Had to replace mine as well.

Had to replace mine as well.
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By Ron B.
I installed mine on the post that holds the flap...

I installed mine on the post that holds the flap motor. In between the two seats, down by the floor. Never got in the way there and easy to reach.
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,350
Posted By Ron B.
Don't think I punched an unwanted hole with our...

Don't think I punched an unwanted hole with our lever actuated DRDT-2 but I'm quite sure I would be if I were to operate a foot driven air drive one. Not saying you will but saying I would.
Hope you...
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