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Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By VA Maule
Tip speed

Double posted
Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By VA Maule
Tip speed

Some excellent information on tip speeds &% of mach along with maximum efficiency projections, can be found on "pponk.com" thence from there select "props" and type in your RPM & prop length into the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By VA Maule
Are they in the recall group?

Are they in the recall group?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 917
Posted By VA Maule
I'll suggest not to use a "cheap" extractor. You...

I'll suggest not to use a "cheap" extractor. You may use it dozens of times with great success but when it snaps off just flush or slightly below the surface you'll wish you spent 4 or 5 times that...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By VA Maule
GT Propeller

Brain Kelley ( flyboy Kelley on here) put one on his RV-8 for the electric constant speed to work with the Rotec 9 cylinder radial . A search of his build should get you some info about it.
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By VA Maule
Bob thanks for taking the time to answer, but the...

Bob thanks for taking the time to answer, but the antinnia I'am inquiring about is the transponder and ADSB out in the same unit so it's not going to be possible to not have have them too close to...
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By VA Maule
Wing tip mount

Has anyone mounted their little stubby ADSB antinnia inside the wing tip with successful results?
The antinnia I have is a RAMI AV-11, it will definitely fit just curious if anyone has had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By VA Maule
Do you know anyone that might lone you an...

Do you know anyone that might lone you an infrared thermometer gun ? ( maybe buy one at the aviation department of the local auto parts store there not very expensive) With that you can...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-20-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By VA Maule
42VA

To hijack just a little bit more Sam got it right. 42VA is the grass strip associated with the museum , flew in several years ago called the published phone number lady that answered didn't know if...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,763
Posted By VA Maule
Not supposed to use

Just curious I understand we want to be as safe as reasonably possible (considering that we're taking to the skies in a contraption that we built ourselves) , but what about all the engines that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By VA Maule
But what about folks like me who truly are on the...

But what about folks like me who truly are on the incompetent & inadequate side of the digital divide, when I successfully get VAF up on the iPad I think I've made a major accomplishment and to make...
Forum: GPS 11-09-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By VA Maule
No good spots

The idea of clocking between 10 to 11 as far aft as possible is the better option other than the issue of working in the very narrow tail cone. I'll have to do a test fit of myself to see if it would...
Forum: GPS 11-08-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By VA Maule
406 ELT

Working on the installation of an Artex 345 ELT. The instructions are not very helpful regarding antenna installation " Select a suitable location where the antenna can be installed vertically "&"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,114
Posted By VA Maule
Looking at your picture with the truck tracks it...

Looking at your picture with the truck tracks it looks ready to use now ( but I'm flying a Maule :D ) there's not a piece of land that flat within a hundred miles or more from my place . Being a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,114
Posted By VA Maule
Looking at your picture with the truck tracks...

Looking at your picture with the truck tracks looks ready to use now ( but I'm flying a Maule :D ) there's not a piece of land that flat within a hundred miles or more from my place . Being a mostly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By VA Maule
Thread in the attachment screw it's bottoming out...

Thread in the attachment screw it's bottoming out on safety lock pull up pin
Forum: Propellers 10-09-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,123
Posted By VA Maule
PROPELLERS The First, and Final Explanation by...

PROPELLERS The First, and Final Explanation by Jack Norris . It's difficult reading the way he wrote it but the math is great. He mentions WirlWind and their RV 200 prop several times. WirlWind is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-26-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,224
Posted By VA Maule
[QUOTE=Sue;1376137]At 300 HP, minimum 6 cylinders...

[QUOTE=Sue;1376137]At 300 HP, minimum 6 cylinders ( for prop pulse, torsion, longevity etc)

Radials will always be an odd number per bank, 5-7-9
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-25-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,224
Posted By VA Maule
Best wishes for a successful outcome, and really...

Best wishes for a successful outcome, and really looking forward to seeing your prototype when the time comes.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-24-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,224
Posted By VA Maule
Radials

Very interesting the potential for 3 radial RV-8's Brian Kellie's , mine, and yours
Do you have any pictures of your prototype? How does yours compare to the Rotec 3600?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-17-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By VA Maule
Dead center

A good size milling machine makes a really accurate way to hold it exactly true if you have access to one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,097
Posted By VA Maule
GPS owner & operator

Let's not forget that the GPS system we so enjoy is owed & operated by the U.S Military (Air Force) and thankfully they let us play with their "cool toy" most of the time but on occasion sometimes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By VA Maule
Tube is done! But a little filing will clean up...

Tube is done! But a little filing will clean up the scars on the wheel quite adequately. If you want to get fancy dab in some JB Weld as filler.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By VA Maule
Transfer punch is probably the best choice if you...

Transfer punch is probably the best choice if you have room / access to use it. You can make special use transfer punch out of an 6-32 or 8-32 ( or whatever size) allen head set screw installed into...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By VA Maule
Mine did what you're describing and the finished...

Mine did what you're describing and the finished product turned out just fine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-18-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,257
Posted By VA Maule
Put a rivet in it, and keep getting on with the...

Put a rivet in it, and keep getting on with the program
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-18-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 154,837
Posted By VA Maule
Helicopter

Helicopter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,938
Posted By VA Maule
Gotta picture of that RV-15?

Gotta picture of that RV-15?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By VA Maule
It's not tight yet pipe threads are a somewhat...

It's not tight yet pipe threads are a somewhat interference fit tighten it another turn and 3/4.
Forum: Rocket 06-05-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By VA Maule
Proseal????? Nah just joking Try Sikaflex 1A...

Proseal????? Nah just joking

Try Sikaflex 1A polyurethane, considerably tuffer then silicone
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,094
Posted By VA Maule
A great day

Weather couldn't have been any better for our Chapter 1202 Young Eagles rally today @ KFVX Farmvile Va. We're not a very large chapter and certainly not young enough anymore either. We flew 37...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By VA Maule
1+ for trading with Wilkerson not only are they...

1+ for trading with Wilkerson not only are they local to me, their recaps last and last also wear very evenly . Best value I'ave found for tiers.

Interesting tidbit I got from Bill Wilkerson several...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-24-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 141,498
Posted By VA Maule
XXL

That might be the winner, RV4/8 stretched & stressed to use an IO540 ( maybe even a turboprop ) with a VNE greater than 250K. Maybe a 3 seater flown from the middle position fore & aft potions could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,245
Posted By VA Maule
Zen

While relaxing and planning the next aspect of the build. Your wife comes out to the hanger and thoroughly interrupt your moment of Zen meditation and planning And simply accuses you of being asleep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By VA Maule
Photo links

Photo links took me to a Goggle signup page and asked about setting up a new account :confused:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By VA Maule
AN fittings

Try a hydraulic hose shop a lot of them also make up the tefion stainless steel hoses for trucks and heavy equipment on down to 6 & 4 sizes. AN fittings are the same as JIC hydraulic fittings
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By VA Maule
AN fittings

Try a hydraulic hose shop a lot of them also make up the tefion stainless steel hoses for trucks and heavy equipment on down to 6 & 4 sizes. AN fittings are the same as JIC hydraulic fittings
Forum: GPS 01-27-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By VA Maule
Jason @ freedom Avation KLYH Little further...

Jason @ freedom Avation KLYH

Little further away, but a fellow VAF'er " stinson46 " @ 2A5 Causey ( 40 miles west of KRDU)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By VA Maule
Test time

It will probably be fine, but it will give you piece of mind to drop one of the snap bussing in a jar of that stinky auto gasoline for several days or weeks just to be sure.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By VA Maule
Do the gear tower access modification you will be...

Do the gear tower access modification you will be really glad you did!!!!!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-05-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,279
Posted By VA Maule
Bush Planes

I'm genuinely enjoying building my very none standard Radial RV-8 and should have it standing up on it's own custom tall & wide Grove gear by this weekend. Now my 8 project by no means will be a bush...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 83,606
Posted By VA Maule
Gotta love those round engines. Great looking...

Gotta love those round engines. Great looking reconstruction.
Please forgive my ignorance but what's up with the clocking of the altimeter?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By VA Maule
Cerrobend & an Eastwood Tubeing bender #21115

Cerrobend & an Eastwood Tubeing bender #21115
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By VA Maule
Looking closer at the photo this evening the...

Looking closer at the photo this evening the clamp doesn't look be snug to the hose . Try tightening the clamp some more or get one a little smaller before dismantling tank. On the other revet by all...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By VA Maule
Looks like a good candidate for the green wicking...

Looks like a good candidate for the green wicking Loctktight. Pull a slight vacuum on the tank and let it suck in the Locktight. Several threads on here about this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,187
Posted By VA Maule
Short numbers

Yep aught to be a rule against selling or offering for sale more than say 4 or 5 N numbers per year. Or perhaps FAA could also allow/accept applications for this service by mail so that that the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By VA Maule
I had a similar issue with my 8's bottom skins, I...

I had a similar issue with my 8's bottom skins, I employed deferential thermal expansion to stretch the skin just enough by the close application of heat with several 500 watt halogen work lights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By VA Maule
Farmvile ramp

I'm disappointed that the ramp reconstruction caused the cancellation of the Mason-Dixon Clash I was hoping to visit with y'all again. They just got it finished Saturday the 20 (day before yesterday)...
Forum: Reviews 10-03-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,763
Posted By VA Maule
If you have the room series installation well...

If you have the room series installation well definitely provide more heat ,my Maule has a series setup and has the best heat of any single engine plane I'ave experienced. I hope I can get as nearly...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,808
Posted By VA Maule
Material?

Kinda sorta looks like duct tape to me .
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,050
Posted By VA Maule
Have him add you to his policy as an additional...

Have him add you to his policy as an additional pilot. Insurance company will most likely require your logbook/ experience information and maybe a checkout in the plain.
Forum: Reviews 09-05-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,946
Posted By VA Maule
Just received mine last week that I ordered at...

Just received mine last week that I ordered at the show (Oshkosh) and like Andy said it's a nice looking high quality item. It will be a little wile before I can give y'all a flight report as I'am...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,890
Posted By VA Maule
Glad to hear you got it working well.

Glad to hear you got it working well.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,757
Posted By VA Maule
How's the quality of the canopy that Lance Logan...

How's the quality of the canopy that Lance Logan is producing? Last I remember in a post here somewhere he was working on figuring out the workings, assume he's gotten it figured out. What's the best...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,890
Posted By VA Maule
Save your self a lot of effort. From Aircraft...

Save your self a lot of effort. From Aircraft Spruce order # SS AN815-4J cut one nipple off flush to nut , on the 1/4" 28 x 1/8" hose barb cut off 1/8" hose barb ,tig weld together the 1/4"28 thread...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-18-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,890
Posted By VA Maule
Stainless is indeed tuff to machine,but it welds...

Stainless is indeed tuff to machine,but it welds nicely. What are you trying to machine? Many small steel hydraulic fittings are exactly the same as standard AN fittings & a much better selection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,770
Posted By VA Maule
Jordan curious as to witch airport your at ? Mine...

Jordan curious as to witch airport your at ? Mine Farmvile KFVX only has privately owned hangars on one year land leases. Frankly I think the leases should mirror the FAA grant funding time limits at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,890
Posted By VA Maule
Do you have a vapor return line running back to...

Do you have a vapor return line running back to the tanks from the TBI ? I believe this is the recommended vapor lock prevention method recommend by Rotec. If the vapors can't go back to the tank...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-08-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By VA Maule
Wakefield KAKQ Virginia dinner will come to the...

Wakefield KAKQ Virginia dinner will come to the airport and take you back but only 98NM
Person County KTDF The Homestead will pick you up and bring you back. Often airport attend will call you back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,427
Posted By VA Maule
Yep just more bottom feeders trolling FAA...

Yep just more bottom feeders trolling FAA databases looking for a sucker. Kinda like Short N numbers. Com ( American capitalism run amok )
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,493
Posted By VA Maule
The thing is cars & motorcycles engines of today...

The thing is cars & motorcycles engines of today are like Rotex & Jabiru (modern design & systems) Lycoming ,Continental ,Franklin & all the old Raidials are 1940's technology ( really not much state...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 141,498
Posted By VA Maule
DeltaRomeo with you 100%+

But wile we're wishing let's wish BIG and ask for self deploying leading edge slats like the SuperSTOL & a3rd door in the back like the Maules maybe even small person/child seat 3rd row seat/useable...
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