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Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,657
Posted By Sheldon
I use one of those long nose funnels (from any...

I use one of those long nose funnels (from any auto supply).Rest nicely on the door/cowl opening, and the oil bottle fits in making it a 'hands free' operation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,501
Posted By Sheldon
I machined a custom 'large' mushroom set. With it...

I machined a custom 'large' mushroom set. With it and low pressure on the gun (or as needed) it set rivets fine without making a dimple. Different methods help and practice too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,116
Posted By Sheldon
flying for 12 years.. sn 20030

flying for 12 years.. sn 20030
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,901
Posted By Sheldon
Back in the early 90's I was waiting, waiting &...

Back in the early 90's I was waiting, waiting & waiting for my 6 wing kit to arrive. A call to the shipping/trucking company told me to come and pick it up at their dock. I arrived, looked at all my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,217
Posted By Sheldon
Agree on all above... Here's my hot engine start...

Agree on all above... Here's my hot engine start sequence that really works:

Doing a start after a flight (engine hot soaked).
Do not give it any prime, leave the throttle out, mixture in cut off,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,217
Posted By Sheldon
I had a priming system on my RV6A but removed it...

I had a priming system on my RV6A but removed it also cause of fractured lines. I was afraid of fuel leaking.
I do the pumping thing also, however be CAREFUL...over pumping caused an engine fire when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Sheldon
I have one of these on my carb heat cable for 15...

I have one of these on my carb heat cable for 15 years, still no problem. However I read of that problem back in the day when I put it on. The change I did, which might have saved me from a broken...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,420
Posted By Sheldon
Congrats... I took 13 years..join the club...

Congrats... I took 13 years..join the club...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,433
Posted By Sheldon
Yeah I get the same black stuff on each side....

Yeah I get the same black stuff on each side. Mostly peeking from under the intersection fairing on top of the wing. Heavy breaking seems to cause it. I wipe it off after each flight. I'm sure it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,545
Posted By Sheldon
There was an SB on checking for cracks in nose...

There was an SB on checking for cracks in nose wheel forks some time ago. However that SB is not about cracks in the weld but cracks at the bend. Not sure if this pertains to the later version, but a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,635
Posted By Sheldon
Now that the wife can't get into my 6A, I would...

Now that the wife can't get into my 6A, I would like to have a RV performing High wing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,388
Posted By Sheldon
Yeah that picture is incorrect. The J-6230-1...

Yeah that picture is incorrect. The J-6230-1 mounts are in fact conical.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,388
Posted By Sheldon
I use LORD mounts # J-6230-1 for my 0-360-C2E on...

I use LORD mounts # J-6230-1 for my 0-360-C2E on my RV6A. They have the spacer sleeve and a location pin hole that is to match the mount. I have used this mount since first built but have changed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By Sheldon
My 6A s/n 20030 first flew Nov. 2002.Van's...

My 6A s/n 20030 first flew Nov. 2002.Van's suggested it was no. 12 kit outa the factory.. (not sure about that).. Building before slider and A option was available.. However, build was slow enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By Sheldon
I have the nose job 2... tried to put it on...

I have the nose job 2... tried to put it on today, but the clamp worn't fit around the gear leg...... so I continued with the new wheel pant & leg fairing install (per stock Van's)... Have an email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By Sheldon
I Am planning to remove it... I was just...

I Am planning to remove it... I was just questioning if someone flew it not removed.. and what was results..?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,628
Posted By Sheldon
Nose gear fairing question

I received an replacement fairing for my nose gear. It's different from the earlier one, in that this one (818) has a flat trailing edge makes it wider. I realize it needs to be cut off. Has anyone...
Forum: RV-10 05-27-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,369
Posted By Sheldon
I made brackets out of 4130 steel... No more...

I made brackets out of 4130 steel... No more cracking/breaking.. These were on the early 'narrow' wheel pants I had on my 6A... (I modified the pant to accept this slide on/off feature bracket...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-24-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,757
Posted By Sheldon
I replaced my nose wheel/tire with a Beringer...

I replaced my nose wheel/tire with a Beringer tubeless.. no more tube problems. Yes, expensive. Haven't lost a pound in a year.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-23-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,722
Posted By Sheldon
Mine first flew 2001 s/n 20030 Van's mentioned it...

Mine first flew 2001
s/n 20030
Van's mentioned it probably was #12...
Still flying..almost 800 hrs now.

Won best 6 at LOE #3

Sheldon N858SB
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,732
Posted By Sheldon
well Zilik, Guess no one wants to make one out of...

well Zilik, Guess no one wants to make one out of alum...? Oh Well.. Sheldon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,732
Posted By Sheldon
Ron... No machinery needed. A 2 X 4 and your edge...

Ron... No machinery needed. A 2 X 4 and your edge bender/roller modified is all. (I used my wife's wood rolling pin to do some forming on the top windshield pieces to make it curved down some and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,732
Posted By Sheldon
Make it out of alum... Actually easy to do......

Make it out of alum... Actually easy to do... durable...

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EeBA13rM5SzsYEMFDyuu49MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Sheldon
I used a piece of 1/4" tubing, formed in a U...

I used a piece of 1/4" tubing, formed in a U shape..tapped for bolts inserted from inside. washers inside &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sheldon
Interesting you mention the noise... I do hear...

Interesting you mention the noise... I do hear noise when outside, pulling/pushing the plane around or out/into the hanger. Yes, "squeaking/creaking" sounds.
Don't think I can hear it inside the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,692
Posted By Sheldon
Video of my 6A gear movement on ruff taxi area

Got a GoPro. I wanted to inspect the gear movement on my RV6A. Video was a short one just after I made the camera work for the first...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,156
Posted By Sheldon
I did mine in metal also. I followed the RVaitor...

I did mine in metal also. I followed the RVaitor artical, but not quite in such a detailed method.. It really turned out pretty easy to do, and the first pieces I made, ended up as the finished...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,258
Posted By Sheldon
I had all of 120 hours in a C150 before jumping...

I had all of 120 hours in a C150 before jumping in my new completed 6A.. 100 hrs of that was in the 70's when I took training & got my ticket... Family, job, $, etc. prevented me from flying until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,436
Posted By Sheldon
This is how my landing lights are mounted. Lens...

This is how my landing lights are mounted. Lens only on wingtip, no cutting of leading edge of wing. Sheldon
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 64,697
Posted By Sheldon
The recommended orientation of the gear mounting...

The recommended orientation of the gear mounting bolt (head down, nut up) was done opposite head up nut down in my 6A.. Other than following the plans, is there any reason it shouldn't be done this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,904
Posted By Sheldon
I put my LED landing lights in the wingtips.....

I put my LED landing lights in the wingtips.. Mounted on a bracket to hold the light onto the outboard rib with the lens only on the wingtip. This way, pulling the wingtip, I can change/service the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,035
Posted By Sheldon
I made mine from hardwood. Same hardwood as the...

I made mine from hardwood. Same hardwood as the stick grips I made which was Black Iron wood. Shaped with the belt sander and by hand. When finished, I drilled a hole for the flap handle to insert &...
Forum: Safety 09-05-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,109
Posted By Sheldon
One on the way..

One on the way..
Forum: Safety 09-04-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,109
Posted By Sheldon
Well I finally got all repaired and am back in...

Well I finally got all repaired and am back in the air! Boy! Does it feel good after being down for 2 months. The damage wasn't as bad as first inspected. Repairs came easy (new fuel lines, all...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,109
Posted By Sheldon
Wow Matt... Your pictures make my problem seem...

Wow Matt... Your pictures make my problem seem not so bad... I went out to the hanger today (and will tomorrow) cleaning up and checking out the damage further...
Sheldon
Forum: Safety 07-04-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,109
Posted By Sheldon
Normally my HOT-START procedure is: leave the...

Normally my HOT-START procedure is: leave the throttle closed (don't prime or crack the throttle) crank the engine and slowly push in the mixture... When the engine finds the mixture it likes, it...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,109
Posted By Sheldon
Engine Fire

Last Friday, after a nice hour flight around my home field (St. John's KSJN), the day became a real bummer. Long story short. After refueling, it was a typical HOT START situation. Being impatient...
Forum: RV-10 07-01-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,780
Posted By Sheldon
On my 6A, I have had the 'Shaking' problem also....

On my 6A, I have had the 'Shaking' problem also. Fooling with the nose wheel (break-out, air pressure, etc.) never really did anything to solve the shaking. Only when I would put on new tires on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 45,933
Posted By Sheldon
Inspected mine today..No cracks.. Funny, my early...

Inspected mine today..No cracks.. Funny, my early plans (and what I can see on newer plans) There is NO call out for a washer under the jam nuts on either the elevators or rudder. However, for some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 243,717
Posted By Sheldon
Inspected mine yesterday.. Dye Penetrate test..No...

Inspected mine yesterday.. Dye Penetrate test..No cracks!
707 hrs RV6A 180 hp no acro no grass strips.
Smooth edge dressing to keep from having stress risers probably is the key. Even samples with...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,098
Posted By Sheldon
Yeah.. green.. why paint it green..?? oh.. me..

Yeah.. green.. why paint it green..?? oh.. me..
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,330
Posted By Sheldon
Here's how I did mine.. I put a cockpit control...

Here's how I did mine.. I put a cockpit control valve ahead of the cooler for closing air flow down durring winter ops.. 3" Scat from the right side.

I also put a control valve on the exit side to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-22-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,776
Posted By Sheldon
Few inches up..you would have gotten a shot of my...

Few inches up..you would have gotten a shot of my card on that b.board..hehe...Sheldon
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-05-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By Sheldon
Hi Tom... Did the addition of a joggle piece also...

Hi Tom... Did the addition of a joggle piece also on my 6A.. Insalled via blind rivets.. See picture here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/sheldonb.barrett9/RvDetailPictures#5281954340667453730

...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,717
Posted By Sheldon
Green birds rule..!!

Green birds rule..!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,392
Posted By Sheldon
Hello Lucas.. Received the replacement Gemini PFD...

Hello Lucas.. Received the replacement Gemini PFD ok..just been too cold out in the hanger to install it... Hope to do it this weekend (16th or 17th) then will ship back the unit I...
Forum: Steam Gauges 01-11-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By Sheldon
Core $ without a rebuild AH

Does anyone know if any of the instrument overhaul stations will accept an gyro that is in need of a rebuild without purchasing a insturment? I am replacing my gyros' with an EFIS upgrade and can't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,392
Posted By Sheldon
Thanks Lucas... really appreciate your service......

Thanks Lucas... really appreciate your service... Sorry I'm the trouble guy with this..
Looking forward to flying with one...
Sheldon
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,392
Posted By Sheldon
Well... thought all was ok... Put it in the plane...

Well... thought all was ok... Put it in the plane and again, the touch screen won't respond.. Flew just to make sure the gps signal to it and pitot/static, etc. all were working.. Yes.. followed the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 808
Posted By Sheldon
TruTrak EFIS GP

Anyone using or used the TruTrak EFIS GP ? Thoughts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By Sheldon
I have a full size set..unused.. your wellcome to...

I have a full size set..unused.. your wellcome to them if you didn't get a set yet... Sheldon
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,392
Posted By Sheldon
Never mind... Was running it from a 9v battery......

Never mind... Was running it from a 9v battery... voltage dropped too low..
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 37,392
Posted By Sheldon
Have mine on the bench working... Can't seem to...

Have mine on the bench working... Can't seem to make the touch screen respond...I'm following the instructions. Is there something I'm missing...??
Sheldon
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-06-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,465
Posted By Sheldon
I have had bad luck with those 'sticky-backs'...

I have had bad luck with those 'sticky-backs' holding wire.. eventually they un-stick and leave a un-stickable area on the surface. Have used hundereds of them in my line of work.

Sheldon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,448
Posted By Sheldon
I did metal windshield fairings front & top. Also...

I did metal windshield fairings front & top. Also a metal strip on the front/top of the canopy frame.. Made couple for friends also... Pretty easy.. However, the hardest part to make was the strip...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,749
Posted By Sheldon
Hummm... My 6A wears out the inside of the right...

Hummm... My 6A wears out the inside of the right tire... And usually quite fast.. I get a pretty bad vibration at slowing to around 30-20 mph on landings.. Requires a tire on rim swap to further the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,127
Posted By Sheldon
My port side strobe power supply bit the dust...

My port side strobe power supply bit the dust just last week... Sent it in to AeroFlash... was told "over 10 years old, can't repair/overhaul"... Must purchase new one... at $120...!!
Seems same deal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,933
Posted By Sheldon
We advertised it on here...Doug had it on the...

We advertised it on here...Doug had it on the calendar too... Come next time.. Sheldon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,933
Posted By Sheldon
St. John's Fly-in breakfast continued

http://www.frontiernet.net/~sheldonb/our%20fly-in%20breakfast%209-17-11%20011.jpg

http://www.frontiernet.net/~sheldonb/our%20fly-in%20breakfast%209-17-11%20009.jpg

http://www.frontiernet.net/~sheldo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,933
Posted By Sheldon
St. John's Airpark (KSJN) fly-in breakfast a success

We had a great turn out at St. John's Fly-in breakfast..
13 planes & 43 people for great food.
My wife, Sharon & I, Sheldon, want to thank all that came. We hope to be able to do this again next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 369,924
Posted By Sheldon
Pictrue of our RV6A and my wife, Sharon, on the...

Pictrue of our RV6A and my wife, Sharon, on the ground at Bishop, Ca. Just before taking off for Cedar City, Ut. after a rain...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-12-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,178
Posted By Sheldon
'Cotton fiber media' (per K&N)... wet it, dry...

'Cotton fiber media' (per K&N)... wet it, dry it.. cotton shrinks.. If it does after couple (or more) cleanings & doesn't fit right, time for a new one... cheap.. Cheaper via Van's than at K&N's web...
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