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Forum: RV-12 02-02-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By rvsxer
Here is a good explanation of how CherryMax...

Here is a good explanation of how CherryMax Rivets work, and what happens when one is properly set. http://www.cherryaerospace.com/docs/catalogs/CA-1011.pdf
Before the CherryMax blind rivet was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By rvsxer
On my RV-6, carbureted, I turn on my Facet pump...

On my RV-6, carbureted, I turn on my Facet pump for about 5 seconds before cranking the engine. If I have the alternator field turned on when I shut off the pump the field CB will sometimes pop, even...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By rvsxer
If the engine is certificated, the FAA Type...

If the engine is certificated, the FAA Type Certificate Data Sheets will have most of the information you need here:...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By rvsxer
Notice what is being said here: The LED power...

Notice what is being said here: The LED power comes from the bus through a circuit protection device to the "+" side of the LED's. The "-" side is connected to the GAD-27 PWM inputs. It's opposite of...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By rvsxer
Slick claims a service life of 10 years or 1000...

Slick claims a service life of 10 years or 1000 hours for their ignition harnesses. If it's been in service much more than that I would change it. I just changed mine after 17 years and 1400 hours...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-09-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,659
Posted By rvsxer
An increasing number of our customers here at...

An increasing number of our customers here at SteinAir are opting to include SDS or EFII systems into their projects. When I design a panel, I need to make certain all the correct switches and...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By rvsxer
Hey Bill, I wonder how many listers know who your...

Hey Bill, I wonder how many listers know who your avatar is...I do, and I used to watch that show as a kid.
Forum: Rocket 11-06-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By rvsxer
There has been a lot of discussion about jacking...

There has been a lot of discussion about jacking the various RV models, try a few search strings involving "jacking" or "jack points". I just looked the other day and there is a lot of good info.
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By rvsxer
The current Swift offering is petroleum-based but...

The current Swift offering is petroleum-based but the original Swift fuel was biomass based (sweet sorghum as I remember), and when tested to the same standards as the existing 100LL, it met or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By rvsxer
There are sometimes wrenching flats on the cooler...

There are sometimes wrenching flats on the cooler so you can use two wrenches against each other. Pacific Oil Cooler specifically mentions that in their instructions.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By rvsxer
We at SteinAir are an FAR Part 145 Repair Station...

We at SteinAir are an FAR Part 145 Repair Station for transponder and pitot/static testing. The transponder and encoder testing for VFR and IFR are the same. For VFR, only the transponder and encoder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,373
Posted By rvsxer
This is the way to go, when you need to remove...

This is the way to go, when you need to remove the gear leg(s) or the engine mount (if the gear is a part of it). When I had my engine mount off recently I jacked the plane with wing jacks, inserted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,974
Posted By rvsxer
That's kind of a show-stopper...

That's kind of a show-stopper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By rvsxer
Do it right. Get the Becker kit, or a suitable...

Do it right. Get the Becker kit, or a suitable slide-lock backshell.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,552
Posted By rvsxer
The tube on the right is a "Semkit", and the...

The tube on the right is a "Semkit", and the applicator guns are Semco, available, among other places, here:...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By rvsxer
Nope, this is a new AD, and it affects the 121.5...

Nope, this is a new AD, and it affects the 121.5 mhz AK-450 as well. Check it out here:...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By rvsxer
Tom, Here is how I did it: Before my tanks had...

Tom,
Here is how I did it:
Before my tanks had ever had any fuel in them, I leveled the airplane and put a measured 5 gallons in each tank. I then disconnected the fuel line at the carb and used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,610
Posted By rvsxer
Transport is not going to change. The quantity of...

Transport is not going to change. The quantity of fuel is so small it is not worth the losses of pipelining. This is right from our refinery rep at Flint Hills Refinery here in Minnesota, a leading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,610
Posted By rvsxer
Here is what Lycoming says about fuels (at least...

Here is what Lycoming says about fuels (at least for now): https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SI1070V%20Specified%20Fuels_0.pdf
It looks like most of the standard-compression engines that...
Forum: Tools 08-14-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By rvsxer
What? I built a whole RV-6 and never found that...

What? I built a whole RV-6 and never found that out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,980
Posted By rvsxer
I would leave the pulley alone. It looks like...

I would leave the pulley alone. It looks like your ring gear pulley is the smaller one so it won't overspeed the alternator.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-08-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By rvsxer
I put 1450 hours on that same prop, same engine,...

I put 1450 hours on that same prop, same engine, ignition and carb. Started out at 83" pitch and it seemed okay. My numbers were almost identical to yours. I finally had it repitched free + shipping...
Forum: Safety 07-14-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 55,156
Posted By rvsxer
I was in the middle of the Sunday rush last year...

I was in the middle of the Sunday rush last year and, to me, one of the biggest problems was lack of airspeed control. Time after time I would establish spacing, only to lose it as the plane ahead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By rvsxer
Yes the firewall is stainless steel, but it is...

Yes the firewall is stainless steel, but it is very malleable. You'll find that out if you push too hard when drilling a hole. Try the pop rivet dimple tool first, and use a steel finishing nail with...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-11-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By rvsxer
Try this...

Try this link:
http://www.aspwholesale.com/index.php?_a=category&cat_id=199

You can get virtually all the parts (bearings, stator, rectifier assy, etc.) for the Denso line here, too.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-27-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,830
Posted By rvsxer
Try this...

Try this link...
http://www.kitplanes.com/issues/33_7/designers_notebook/Wind-Tunnel-fixed-pitch-vs-constant-speed_21591-1.html
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,035
Posted By rvsxer
So the fuel gauge comes off of full sooner. A...

So the fuel gauge comes off of full sooner. A friend of mine has a Bonanza that has 2 float-type senders in each tank for just that reason. A non-issue for me with the advent of accurate fuel...
Forum: Interiors 06-14-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,787
Posted By rvsxer
I found...

I found this:
https://www.itapestore.com/3M-dual-lock-by-the-yard.aspx

Some of this is available with 3M VHB ("Mounting Tape") adhesive, which really hangs in there.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,527
Posted By rvsxer
Here is a link to a nice video about Fox Island...

Here is a link to a nice video about Fox Island and the RAF:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycw6wVxCZI0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By rvsxer
Check out this Lycoming Service Instruction,...

Check out this Lycoming Service Instruction, 1098K:
https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SI1098K%20Propeller%20Flange%20Bushing%20Location.pdf

This S.I. shows the stock bushing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By rvsxer
Well the prop is on, and the ground tests are...

Well the prop is on, and the ground tests are complete. Waiting on the weather now. Some more notes:

1) The Hartzell was a little less than 1/4" shorter than the Sensenich, from the flange to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By rvsxer
Thanks, Tom!

Thanks, Tom!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By rvsxer
3003-O tubing

Anybody know of a source for 3/4" 3003-O tubing, for a breather tube? I can't find any bigger than 5/8" and 5052-O is harder to bend.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-04-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,064
Posted By rvsxer
That B-25, "Miss Mitchell" belongs to the...

That B-25, "Miss Mitchell" belongs to the Southern Minnesota Wing of the CAF, based at South St. Paul, MN, Fleming Field (KSGS).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By rvsxer
TS Flightlines

I just received a couple of oil cooler hoses from Tom and Suzanne at TS Flightlines and they are perfect. Tom answered my questions and helped me decide which hose and firesleeve to use. I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By rvsxer
Bill, I checked Lycoming S.I. 1098K and asked...

Bill,

I checked Lycoming S.I. 1098K and asked our local engine shop "If I put these bushings in will my Hartzell C2YK ("K" flange) fit?" and they said yes. It fit. I would check with a prop shop,...
Forum: Propellers 04-26-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,318
Posted By rvsxer
Good thing it just fell off...

Good thing it just fell off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By rvsxer
There is a likelihood your Hartzell governor will...

There is a likelihood your Hartzell governor will arrive with the control arm and backplate clocked wrong both for the arm and the Van's cable mount bracket. Here is a link with pictures:...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,482
Posted By rvsxer
There is a plunger and spring that is removed if...

There is a plunger and spring that is removed if a Vernatherm is added. On engines with the stock Lycoming oil filter adapter they don't interfere with one another so you can reinstall the spring and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By rvsxer
If I hadn't found this steel line I would have...

If I hadn't found this steel line I would have gone with a flex line. The Lycoming S.I. authorizes a flex line, too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By rvsxer
Conversion to C/S, Lyc O-360 A1A

I am finally switching to a Hartzell prop on my RV-6. The trusty Sensenich is coming off. I am not going to go into great detail on the conversion (Brian Chesteen did that a while back - thanks,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,113
Posted By rvsxer
Chuck, Did you use the EFII Bus Manager? No "pro...

Chuck,
Did you use the EFII Bus Manager? No "pro or con" but it changes the way things work.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-21-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,273
Posted By rvsxer
I just found the same crack, on the right side on...

I just found the same crack, on the right side on my RV-6 after 1450 hours. The left side cracked and was repaired a few years ago. This time the mount came off for the gusset mod, and it's over at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By rvsxer
GPS derived TAS Calculator

We all want to know how accurate our airspeed indications are, don't we? Well for a long time Kevin Horton had a link to a website (REA Computing) that had one which, if I remember correctly, he said...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By rvsxer
Hi and welcome to Van's Air Force! I have a Piper...

Hi and welcome to Van's Air Force! I have a Piper pitot mast on my RV-6 (that was the cheapest option for a heated pitot at the time) and the static source never worked right. I finally installed the...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,500
Posted By rvsxer
Check out this thread:...

Check out this thread: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141528

Doesn't show the process but it does give a good idea of what to (or what not to) end up with. A search will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,300
Posted By rvsxer
It does, however describe that part as only...

It does, however describe that part as only applying to "standard category" U.S Civil Registered aircraft.http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgFar.nsf/FARSBySectLookup/91.205 EAB...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By rvsxer
It sounds as if the Lightspeed is doing the...

It sounds as if the Lightspeed is doing the starting and the left mag isn't actually firing at cranking RPM. I would activate the retard points in the left mag by wiring in a SlickStart (which also...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By rvsxer
You don't need a Slick Start if you have the...

You don't need a Slick Start if you have the original type "vibrator" to generate the retarded spark. If you have been flying the airplane and it starts good, you must already have a vibrator for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,958
Posted By rvsxer
I spoke with a Swift representative at Oshkosh...

I spoke with a Swift representative at Oshkosh 2016 and he told me the "biomass" based fuel was discontinued and future Swift products would be petroleum based. If I understood what he told me, that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By rvsxer
The easiest way I've found to empty a tank is to...

The easiest way I've found to empty a tank is to disconnect the fuel line at the carb (or the corresponding place in a fuel injection system) and use the boost pump with the desired tank selected....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,247
Posted By rvsxer
If this is a new problem with an existing system...

If this is a new problem with an existing system the alternator rectifier assy may be losing diodes, increasing the AC "ripple" in the output. Another symptom of this is less load tolerance at lower...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-11-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 145,829
Posted By rvsxer
That is one nice fuselage jig. Is that one of the...

That is one nice fuselage jig. Is that one of the old "Frey" jigs? I built my RV-6 on the plans-specified wood jig and a Frey jig was but a pipe dream...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,943
Posted By rvsxer
Actually, for a long time now, no medical at all...

Actually, for a long time now, no medical at all has been required for a CFI to ply his trade, for hire, as long as the student could act as PIC under the conditions of the flight (i.e. no pre-solo...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,997
Posted By rvsxer
I knew that. But knowing and remembering are two...

I knew that. But knowing and remembering are two different things.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,997
Posted By rvsxer
I made this about 6 years ago for use here at...

I made this about 6 years ago for use here at SteinAir after a few near misses with the knife.

http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb357/rvsixer/20161221_083643_1.jpg...
Forum: Autopilots 12-08-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By rvsxer
The RV-6 demonstrator (Ol' Blue?) had that setup...

The RV-6 demonstrator (Ol' Blue?) had that setup in the early 90's because back then the Ray Allen servos had no speed control and were hard to use. I have heard it's common to use a lot of nose-down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,401
Posted By rvsxer
In the early 90's I was renting a t-hangar from...

In the early 90's I was renting a t-hangar from the airport operator (the city of South St. Paul, MN), for the Cessna 140 I owned. I was selling the 140 to start the RV-6 and I didn't want to lose...
Forum: RV-4 11-28-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,307
Posted By rvsxer
I, too have the old tailwheel. I used a 1.5"...

I, too have the old tailwheel. I used a 1.5" longer axle bolt, added steel spacers a little larger in diameter than the head and nut (plus a little to clear the cotter key). At the hangar I use this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By rvsxer
Thanks for all the replies! I don't have the...

Thanks for all the replies! I don't have the cross-drilled actuator. Time to open it up and see what's going on in there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,980
Posted By rvsxer
RV-6 Flap Actuator

I have 1400 hours on my 1999 vintage flap actuator and somehow missed out on the problems others have had. Now, when I lower the flaps past about 1/3 at approach speed they slow and make a groaning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,579
Posted By rvsxer
Marvel Mystery Oil. Still a mystery after all...

Marvel Mystery Oil. Still a mystery after all these years...
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