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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By koupster
Stu, That's very generous. Thank you. Since...

Stu,

That's very generous. Thank you.

Since you're ordering more, can you make mine read, "Capacity 19 US Gal Min octane 91/96"
If there's an extra charge for that, just send me the regular RV-6...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By koupster
RV-6 set

Stu,

I'd like an RV-6 set.
PM with address follows.

Thanks,
David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By koupster
Looking at the portion of the video after the...

Looking at the portion of the video after the descent from 1000' is commenced and before the flare for landing, pitch angle varies approximately 7 degrees while dealing with the gusty conditions. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By koupster
Yes, Van's sells it. Buy one and a couple of...

Yes, Van's sells it. Buy one and a couple of spare O-rings to fit it.

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,656
Posted By koupster
No alcohol or ammonia for plexiglass

Prestone Windshield Trigger De-Icer contains alcohol.

https://www.eaa.org/videos/5849156567001

Cheers, David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,714
Posted By koupster
Flasher/WigWag

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/WigWag-module/p/127264155

Cheers, David
RV-6A- KBTF
Forum: Propellers 11-11-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,824
Posted By koupster
This from Hartzell Manual 115N: AIRWORTHINESS...

This from Hartzell Manual 115N:
AIRWORTHINESS LIMITATIONS
Propeller: HC-C2YR-1BF/F7666A-2Engine: Lycoming O-360-A1A rated at 180hp at 2700 RPM equipped with Lightspeed Plasma II electronic ignition...
Forum: Rocket 11-10-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,121
Posted By koupster
Semi-floating

I semi-floated the nose gear leg fairing. The bottom is clamped, and the top is secured by a double wrap of bungee cord. The idea was to permit some movement as the leg flexed, but prevent any...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,097
Posted By koupster
Lint

Part of my A&P school involved two weeks working with an A&P who maintained a fleet for a university flight school. When he tasked me with opening and inspecting a gascolator, he told me that I'd...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,972
Posted By koupster
Both - Repair and Replace

Order a new quick drain and a few o-rings from Van's.
Install the new drain, then repair the old drain and replace it in the other wing. Then repair that quick drain and keep it as a spare. I carry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,612
Posted By koupster
Slight thread drift

[ Heck, if you have Bluetooth to your phone, you can fly low and call the tower on your cell phone.

[/QUOTE]

Wondering how one might find tower telephone numbers for unfamiliar airfields while...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-21-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By koupster
My 0-360-A1A will not fire when cold unless I...

My 0-360-A1A will not fire when cold unless I prime it with the primer or pump the throttle.
You might try a healthy shot of starting fluid right before cranking it. If it fires, that would point...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-21-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By koupster
It's been running OK once started? Mag checks...

It's been running OK once started?
Mag checks OK?
If both answers are yes, I'd look somewhere other than the mags.

Do you have a manual push-pull primer?
If not, pumping the throttle WHILE CRANKING...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,022
Posted By koupster
I made a tool to tighten these clamps some tears...

I made a tool to tighten these clamps some tears ago out of a piece of steel tubing. The tubing was heated, one end nearly flattened to fit the clamp, and the other was squared to fit a 3/8"...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By koupster
This from the MICHELIN® aircraft tire manual ...

This from the MICHELIN® aircraft tire manual https://www.faasafety.gov/files/gslac/courses/content/269/1100/4222_12Mair_CSM_Interactive.pdf :

8.4. Underinflation Wear (shoulder wear)
8.4.1. ...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By koupster
What air pressure was in the tires when you...

What air pressure was in the tires when you removed the wheel pants?

Cheers, David
RV-6A - KBTF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,671
Posted By koupster
You can do it as long as the aircraft is used under 14 CFR Part 91

-----Shameless copy and paste from FAA documents below-----

Except for holders of a sport pilot certificate, the holder of a pilot certificate issued under part 61 may perform preventive...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,012
Posted By koupster
Not AN bolts

I had to buy a spar bolt because someone had substituted an AN bolt for one of the NAS close tolerance spar bolts. Van's sells them and can tell you which one is correct for your 6....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By koupster
A Cleveland PRODUCT REFERENCE MEMO ...

A Cleveland PRODUCT REFERENCE MEMO http://www.parker.com/parkerimages/Parker.com/Literature/Aircraft%20Wheel%20&%20Brake%20Division/Kit%20Documents/199-266%20Kit.pdf addresses replacement of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,482
Posted By koupster
Would the most efficient inlet be aligned with...

Would the most efficient inlet be aligned with the spiral flow from the propeller rather than the oncoming airstream ahead of the aircraft? I've been wondering about this, and this thread has posts...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 58,951
Posted By koupster
Funguy, The back seal is puckered also. Once the...

Funguy,

The back seal is puckered also. Once the new seals are installed and settle in, you can put a bright LED light in through the oil door and view through the intakes looking for light...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-28-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By koupster
Just ordered four from RockAuto at $5.12 each and...

Just ordered four from RockAuto at $5.12 each and $2.99 for shipping via USPS.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/national,473237,,0

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,182
Posted By koupster
Lon, Van's RV-12 electrical system diagram shows...

Lon,

Van's RV-12 electrical system diagram shows that the 12 volt power outlet is powered directly from the battery (always hot). If it were to be rewired to the main bus, you could power your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By koupster
The Timken 473237 seems to fit a 1 3/4" axle...

The Timken 473237 seems to fit a 1 3/4" axle Diameter, and a 2.374" Housing Bore. I believe the two seat RV's have a 1 1/4" axle.

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,305
Posted By koupster
[QUOTE=PaulvS;1375849] [/I] Also, on the ground,...

[QUOTE=PaulvS;1375849] [/I] Also, on the ground, the taxi speed seems a bit fast and requires braking even at lowest idle.

The control grip that has been instructed is to lock shoulder and elbow and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-24-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,305
Posted By koupster
I started in Pipers half a century ago, and then...

I started in Pipers half a century ago, and then flew professionally in military fighters and airliners. After retirement, there was ten years with no flying. Then, in my first flight in an RV-6,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,553
Posted By koupster
Not in Utah either. So I won't be flying "fully...

Not in Utah either. So I won't be flying "fully loaded for cross country at 1600 lbs". I'm glad my builder set a higher gross weight that I can use with discretion. I'm at the aerobatic weight limit...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-18-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,553
Posted By koupster
1100 - empty weight + 228 - 38 gal fuel + ...

1100 - empty weight +
228 - 38 gal fuel +
272 - 2 humans (136 lb average) +
0 - baggage =
1600 - gross weight

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By koupster
Why not a Van's cover?

Prices start at $185.
https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1567790565-56-498&browse=airframe&product=canopy-covers

Cheers, David
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-28-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,097
Posted By koupster
Left side throttle

James,

Send me an email and I'll send you a picture of the left side throttle I installed during my RV-6 rebuild. I kept the center throttle, so now it has full dual controls. No time to post...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,310
Posted By koupster
Truck bed liner paint

If you're able to finish the glareshield before the windscreen goes in, I recommend truck bed liner paint. It comes in flat/matte black and is very durable.

Cheers, David
RV-6A A&P
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By koupster
Sounds like you need a slider slider

REAR SLIDER BLOCK
C-661
That should be it.

Cheers, David
RV-6A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,517
Posted By koupster
Ed, No need to invest in a Self-Leveling Cross...

Ed,
No need to invest in a Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser unless you have another use for it. Just use any laser pointer supported by a helping hands device, a flexible tripod, or even a lump of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,820
Posted By koupster
Carb enrichment circuit

Most of this thread is centered on fuel injection, but Dayton and I both have O360 Lycomings, carburated with C/S props.

I normally reduce from WOT in cruise to disable the enrichment circuit and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-06-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By koupster
Transfer Punch

Personally, I'd use a transfer punch to locate the center of the new holes rather than risk damaging the nutplate threads. Google "transfer punch use".

Cheers, David
RV-6A A&P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By koupster
KVMR - Vermillion, South Dakota

Very friendly FBO helped with the self-serve fuel and gave us the courtesy car.
The University of South Dakota is there, so there's a variety of restaurants.
Best is probably Red Steakhouse. They...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By koupster
I'm very pleased with the CG range of my 6A with...

I'm very pleased with the CG range of my 6A with an O360A1A and a constant speed. With 80 lbs. in the baggage bin and 400 lbs. in the seats, I can run it completely out of fuel (not that I plan on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By koupster
Yes, impact wrench

You can use the belt wrapped around the pulley to make a temporary strap wrench while you use the impact wrench. Best to use a glove on the hand holding the belt.

Cheers, David
KBTF A&P
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,164
Posted By koupster
Higher VNE?

Is the higher VNE of the 7 due solely to the counterbalanced rudder, or are there other factors? Thanks.

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By koupster
SL30

If you're willing to go the VOR/ILS route rather than the IFR GPS route, all you need is an SL30 nav/comm and nav antenna. The D100 has CDI/Glideslope indicators on the main EFIS display.

The SL30...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-21-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,051
Posted By koupster
Camp table /cooler

We take a thick foam cooler (the kind that frozen mail order steaks come in), and fill it with soft stuff for the trip. It holds ice for two days and becomes our camp table.

Homebuilt camping has a...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-16-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By koupster
There are EAA chapters in SLC and OGD. You'll...

There are EAA chapters in SLC and OGD. You'll find RV owners there.
Email me for my contact info.

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By koupster
Charlie, Know anyone in the local fire...

Charlie,

Know anyone in the local fire department? They may have a subscription that will enable an update on your unit. If so, a donation to their holiday party fund might be in order.

Cheers,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-18-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,520
Posted By koupster
The new one was printed on white 8.5 x 11...

The new one was printed on white 8.5 x 11 paper.

Cheers, David
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-18-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,520
Posted By koupster
Interesting. Just went through this last month....

Interesting. Just went through this last month. Had to make an appointment at the FSDO to trade my old Special Airworthiness Certificate for a new one reflecting the new N number. I asked about new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By koupster
Rescue tape

Charles,

Try a couple of wraps of self-fusing silicone "Rescue Tape" under those clamps.

Cheers, David
RV-6A A&P
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,581
Posted By koupster
Also this from their website: We have a composite...

Also this from their website: We have a composite spinners available for this propeller to match up to the RV cowling. This propeller mounts with 7/16″ & 1/2 bolts only! Please specify bolt size...
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,581
Posted By koupster
2 Blade Lycoming O-320/O-360 Ground Adjustable Propeller

Take a look at this: http://www.sensenich.com/shop/aircraft/2-blade-lycoming-o-320-o-360-ground-adjustable-propeller/
It's cheaper than the fixed pitch Sensenich and gives you more performance...
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,581
Posted By koupster
If nobody on the list has a suitable prop, you're...

If nobody on the list has a suitable prop, you're only 85 miles from the SENSENICH factory and their East Coast Propeller distributor and repair facility.

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,918
Posted By koupster
Talking No mirror and not articulating

Close reading of the Amazon page shows no mention of a mirror included with this scope and no mention of an articulating function. I was ready to buy it until I looked closely. I suppose if you had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By koupster
Tips

1. Put a stripe on the sidewall of the tire when the wheel is in the correct position to access the valve stem. This allows one person to position the wheel correctly.

2. Leave the valve stem caps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By koupster
You might also be advised not to park the...

You might also be advised not to park the airplane in the sun with the canopy closed. I can see temps under a black glareshield easily going to 170 degrees or hotter.

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-08-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,658
Posted By koupster
Aircraft (gasoline) fuel injection systems are...

Aircraft (gasoline) fuel injection systems are "port" injection designs. The fuel is injected into the intake tract.
Direct fuel injection systems used in some of today's cars inject fuel directly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,995
Posted By koupster
I believe that may be Connie Palacioz in the picture

She helped build B-29s including Doc.

Connie Palacioz, age 92, has kept track of hers. “All my rivets are still there, except for seven,” she assures me, pointing proudly toward Doc on the runway...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By koupster
https://skyvector.com/ Click layers and check...

https://skyvector.com/

Click layers and check the TFR box

Cheers, David
Forum: Midwest 06-27-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By koupster
Milwaukee AirVenture Shuttle

http://https://www.golamers.com/services/lamers-express-eaa-airventure/milwaukee-airventure-shuttle/

Cheers, David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By koupster
Van's provides this data

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Torque_Spec_Aluminum_Fittings.pdf

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,833
Posted By koupster
Sit up straight!!

Ed,
If your spine is aligned, bumps should be more tolerable (also have a spinal fusion).
Some extra relatively firm foam under the seat bottom could help. You don't want it so soft that it's...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-25-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,412
Posted By koupster
Here's the registration info--

-- on one of those PIPISTREL ALPHA ELECTROs

Aircraft Description
Serial Number 878 AE 60 Status Valid
Manufacturer Name PIPISTREL LSA S R L Certificate Issue Date 03/09/2018
Model ALPHA...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,341
Posted By koupster
Was there an oil change involved?

If so, did you change brands or viscosity?

Cheers, David
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-09-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By koupster
Lars, Looks like the only option in Ely is a...

Lars,

Looks like the only option in Ely is a U-Haul van. The upside is that you could sleep in it. Otherwise, the closest car rental appears to be in Fallon.

Cheers, David
RV-6A KBTF
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,086
Posted By koupster
O-360 Parts Catalog

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-360-A%20Parts%20Catalog%20PC-306-1.pdf
Pages 57-58

Cheers, David
RV-6A A&P
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