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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have Internal Tooth lock washers on Stainless...

I have Internal Tooth lock washers on Stainless Steel Allen Screws for my valve covers for about the past 3 years.

I prefer to NOT use External Tooth lock washer unless there is a REQUIREMENT for...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,999
Posted By RV6_flyer
You are not alone. I am in the same position as...

You are not alone. I am in the same position as you but at a different airport.
Forum: RV-4 10-04-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By RV6_flyer
SKetch. There are small drawings or SKetches in...

SKetch. There are small drawings or SKetches in the construction manual that have the prefix SK.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not know if they have been discontinued but...

I do not know if they have been discontinued but GE quadrupled the price some time after they purchased UNISON a number of years ago. It is my opinion that they want out of the LASAR business but do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,529
Posted By RV6_flyer
Way back in 2000, Laird "Lucky" Owens had a hawk...

Way back in 2000, Laird "Lucky" Owens had a hawk go through the windshield of his RV-6 at Santa Maria. His damage looked a lot like yours except he did not have any metal damage that you have. His...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,149
Posted By RV6_flyer
I did my max speed run about 50' over the Pacific...

I did my max speed run about 50' over the Pacific Ocean. I believe everything was forward so may have been a little on the rich side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,970
Posted By RV6_flyer
I do not like key switches in airplanes. There ...

I do not like key switches in airplanes. There have been too many issues and at least one AD issued on aircraft key switches.

I have been using toggle switches for the past 21-years and more than...
Forum: California 09-26-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By RV6_flyer
Larry: It has been almost 5-years since I left...

Larry:

It has been almost 5-years since I left SoCAL and maybe the last time at Catalina was within a year of my departure.

Catalina was doable back then in a tailwheel or nose wheel RV. I find it...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-25-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,944
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thanks for Posting Dan. I knew there had to be...

Thanks for Posting Dan.

I knew there had to be numbers / data out there on what to expect. I am one of the ones that do not like "tire kickers" but sorta tolerate it a little when selling. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By RV6_flyer
You want the switch so you do not need to move...

You want the switch so you do not need to move your hands while flying formation.

In my RV-6, the switch is located near my throttle so that I can flip it up for SMOKE ON and down for SMOKE OFF...
Forum: COMM 09-21-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By RV6_flyer
When you turn the ANR off, they are VERY Very...

When you turn the ANR off, they are VERY Very very noisy. The is almost no passive noise reduction. All ANR headsets that come from the factory that I have tried also have very poor passive noise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Petit Jean Fly In...

The Petit Jean Fly In (http://petitjeanflyin.com/) is a October 19, 20, 21 and there will be over 100 RVs there. Suggest you plan not to use that weekend if you want a large number of RVs.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-20-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By RV6_flyer
I had 35 to 40 hours in a Citabria with a total...

I had 35 to 40 hours in a Citabria with a total of 50-hours tailwheel time when i made first flight in my RV-6 over 21-years ago. I did go get Transition Training two months earlier in an RV-6...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,649
Posted By RV6_flyer
I switched to CABLE after stretching the the 2nd...

I switched to CABLE after stretching the the 2nd set of chains. Did not want to keep replacing stretched chains every 300-hours. The cables have been flawless for over 2,700-hours.

IF it were not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,625
Posted By RV6_flyer
The "ISO 11898 Standard specifications are given...

The "ISO 11898 Standard specifications are given for a maximum signaling rate of 1 Mbps with a bus length of 40 m and a maximum of 30 nodes."

HOW could anyone get more than 40 meters of CAN bus in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,805
Posted By RV6_flyer
For about 30-years, I have used MMO (Marvel...

For about 30-years, I have used MMO (Marvel Mystery Oil) as lubricant for my air tools.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By RV6_flyer
I purchased a USED RV-8 tail kit (S/N: 80012) the...

I purchased a USED RV-8 tail kit (S/N: 80012) the 12th one produced. I was the 3rd owner.

It is pre-punched. There have been changes to the newer stuff. Some of them I incorporated. The newer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By RV6_flyer
I used heater hose for the first several years on...

I used heater hose for the first several years on my airplane. It is cheap, easy to get replacements but only held up 4 or 5 years. Aeroquip 6000 was used for replacement. 3 or 4 times the cost but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,196
Posted By RV6_flyer
Looks like I am the 3rd person with the same...

Looks like I am the 3rd person with the same opinion.

Three people are thinking the same thing about RV aircraft construction and repair.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,610
Posted By RV6_flyer
SHELL’S FUEL UNDER STUDY

Most recent AOPA article...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,610
Posted By RV6_flyer
What Lycoming has to say

I like to go back to the manufacturer of the engine to see what they have to say.

Lycoming on Unleaded fuel part 1 (https://www.lycoming.com/content/unleaded-fuels-part-1).

Lycoming on Unleaded...
Forum: Safety 08-26-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By RV6_flyer
I had my belts re-webbed when they were around...

I had my belts re-webbed when they were around 15-years old based on condition. They were TSO belts from an outfit that makes TSO belts. The replacement belts also have the label showing they are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,574
Posted By RV6_flyer
Latest version of FAA Order 8130.2...

Latest version of FAA Order 8130.2 (http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgOrders.nsf/0/501DDB0DBF755726862581670074666F?OpenDocument) has the LINK...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By RV6_flyer
over 3,000 RV Flying hours

I do not notice any of the issues above with rudder feel in any RV after more than 3,000 RV flight hours over the past 20+ years. Yes I have also flown Cessna, Mooney, Nanchang, Luscombe, Cub,...
Forum: Safety 08-26-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,731
Posted By RV6_flyer
Everything we do has risk. What about the RISK...

Everything we do has risk. What about the RISK involved of driving the entire family to the airport to go flying in the same airplane? What about the RISK of flying the entire family on the same...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-23-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,628
Posted By RV6_flyer
The info can be found in the TCDS (Type...

The info can be found in the TCDS (Type Certificate Data Sheet (http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/MainFrame?OpenFrameSet)) of the certificated version of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am sure glad back when I built that we did not...

I am sure glad back when I built that we did not have to make our own aluminum.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By RV6_flyer
Converting to a glass panel on an existing flying...

Converting to a glass panel on an existing flying airplane, I may keep the Hobbs if I already had it. I would not add the Hobbs on a new airplane glass panel where I had to spend money to go buy it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,955
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am on the third cable to charge mine. The...

I am on the third cable to charge mine. The cable I use in the aircraft needs replaced every 1.5 to 2 years. The micro USB charge jack was a huge mistake in the design of Stratus 2.

The original...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By RV6_flyer
Both G5 GPS in my RV-6 Slider work find without...

Both G5 GPS in my RV-6 Slider work find without external antennae except for when doing step pitch and or bank maneuvers.

One typically should try to avoid sharing GPS antenna with more than one GPS...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,121
Posted By RV6_flyer
I put decal stripes on a VW Beetle 35-years ago...

I put decal stripes on a VW Beetle 35-years ago and use a wet method similar to what is described above. I did not use Windex but did use water and dish soap mixture with great results.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By RV6_flyer
Except for the 9:1, it sounds just like what I...

Except for the 9:1, it sounds just like what I have been flying for the past 3,360+ hobbs hours. Will be 21-years next month.
Forum: California 08-08-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By RV6_flyer
I built my airplane in Kalifornia and registered...

I built my airplane in Kalifornia and registered it two years before I had the Airworthiness Certificate. I also got a tax bill the following year. I let Tax Collector know that it was still a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-07-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,251
Posted By RV6_flyer
You are describing why I lean on the ground. Set...

You are describing why I lean on the ground. Set the carb up at 1,440 MSL but would go to breakfast at Big Bear (6,752), Hesperia (3,390), Apple Valley (3,062) that were all much higher. Would...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,621
Posted By RV6_flyer
Airfoil gear for the RV-8 ...

Airfoil gear for the RV-8 (https://www.skydesigns.aero/rv-8-alum-airfoil-landing-gear)was available for immediate deliver at AirVenture 2018. It was not made by Grove but it was designed by one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is already a group...

There is already a group (http://www.westcoastravens.com/index.htm) flying formation out of Chino. I forwarded a link to your thread to them.
Forum: Safety 08-04-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,287
Posted By RV6_flyer
Sounds like a LOOSE field connection. Several...

Sounds like a LOOSE field connection.

Several years ago, I spent 3-months finding an intermittent over voltage trip. The contacts in the connector for the field were loose. (Not tight like new...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,605
Posted By RV6_flyer
The additive...

The additive (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Lycoming%20Engine%20PN%20LW-16702%2C%20Oil%20Additive.pdf) in the oil...
Forum: COMM 07-31-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes I would also look for the 7A fuse. If the...

Yes I would also look for the 7A fuse.

If the G3X guys cannot help with RMA, check with SteinAir as they have been very helpful in the past.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,605
Posted By RV6_flyer
Multi-weight oil by all means is the preferred...

Multi-weight oil by all means is the preferred choice for all my aircraft needs. All the oil manufacturers say the same thing that at an elevated temperature, the multi-weight oil will be thicker...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,255
Posted By RV6_flyer
Saw a photo that one OSH ATC took of the ADS-B...

Saw a photo that one OSH ATC took of the ADS-B image they were seeing on their scope. It was nothing but bright light line RIPPON to FISKE and OSH with so many signals close together. Bright...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,278
Posted By RV6_flyer
I was in the air orbiting outside RIPON when this...

I was in the air orbiting outside RIPON when this happened. My understanding that there were a Mass RV Arrival but there was also 100 Mooney mass arrival and a 150 Bonanza mass arrival also. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,159
Posted By RV6_flyer
Three of us are thinking alike. How often do...

Three of us are thinking alike. How often do three people agree on an airplane issue?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,920
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just landed home NC25 a few minutes ago.

Just landed home NC25 a few minutes ago.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF all the bolts are out and nuts off the studs,...

IF all the bolts are out and nuts off the studs, hit it with a rubber mallet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,353
Posted By RV6_flyer
Got to spend some time with a friend that I have...

Got to spend some time with a friend that I have had for 20-years today. This is the 8th of the last 9 AirVentures that he has worked ATC at AirVenture. Typically ATC only get 5 years at OSH and are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,353
Posted By RV6_flyer
19th time Flying to AirVenture

This is the 19th AirVenture that I have flown my RV to. IF I experience another year like this one, I will no longer fly my RV to AirVenture.

I put 2.6 hours on my hobbs meter going from KUNU to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By RV6_flyer
This is my 19th trip to OSH with my RV-6. Have...

This is my 19th trip to OSH with my RV-6. Have never had a problem with my two piece pressure recover wheel pants that Vans sells when installed according to their instructions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,353
Posted By RV6_flyer
After holding for more than an hour 5-miles south...

After holding for more than an hour 5-miles south of RIPON, I diverted to KUNU Dodge County and took an UBER to OSH.

https://s19.postimg.cc/4io1autr7/2018-07-22_15.55.39.png

I did not like what I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By RV6_flyer
OSH IFR

Mass Arrival may be delayed or cancelled due to OSH being IFR.

150 Bonanzas were inroute when OSH went IFR yesterday and had to divert.

Alt arrival ATC slot now 5:30 PM CDT.

Can change with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By RV6_flyer
Air Show Practice

Here is practice flight of some of the RVs that you will see in the Thursday Air Show.


https://s19.postimg.cc/zb73qphnn/DSC_5396.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By RV6_flyer
The 30 RVs scheduled to fly in Thursday’s Air...

The 30 RVs scheduled to fly in Thursday’s Air Show have an assigned mass arrival slot on Sunday @ 1300 local time.

The group also has a Tuesday mass fly over of AirVenture @ 1300 local time.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By RV6_flyer
IMHO, you will get all kinds of comments by...

IMHO, you will get all kinds of comments by asking on the internet.

The best way is to phone or email Van's Aircraft and ask them.

I have flop tubes in both tanks flying over 20-years. 8 to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By RV6_flyer
Another pat on the back. I am sure everyone on...

Another pat on the back.

I am sure everyone on the forum is old enough to know the comedian Gallagher.

Here is the Sledge-O-Matic video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxls1KnKCA4) if you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,568
Posted By RV6_flyer
Slow Aircraft

This will be the 19th time flying my RV into AirVenture.

The NOTAM does not need revised for slow aircraft.

In the past 18-years, I have only been behind a slow aircraft once. IF you get behind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,568
Posted By RV6_flyer
An old thread just in time for OSH AirVenture...

An old thread just in time for OSH AirVenture 2018.

On my RV, I know to start with a 2,100 RPM and 16.5" MAP for my RIPON FISK KOSH arrival. MP will be adjust as necessary to as high as 18.5" to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-14-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,161
Posted By RV6_flyer
#1 cylinder has both both vales closed. The BLUE...

#1 cylinder has both both vales closed. The BLUE desiccant is the clue.
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-14-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By RV6_flyer
Different GPS

Appears the track / heading was being reported incorrectly like Glen and I both thought. Not liking what I was seeing track wise, I figured spend a few bucks and get one of Byonics GPS units and see...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By RV6_flyer
YES they are all compatible and will do no harm...

YES they are all compatible and will do no harm to your aircraft engine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is a personal preference. I built a metal...

It is a personal preference.

I built a metal airplane because I wanted a metal airplane. I did not do extra work on fiberglass seams. I wanted people to know where my metal work stopped and...
Forum: GPS 07-11-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have used an inexpensive anti glare screen...

I have used an inexpensive anti glare screen protector on every iPad and iPhone that I have had.

Since June 2017, my iPad Pro 10.5 uses this screen protector...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-10-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,450
Posted By RV6_flyer
Tracker programming is as shipped from Byonics. ...

Tracker programming is as shipped from Byonics. I did read the program so as to make sure how it was received.

I was surprised that the Tracker would not read GPS data at 9600 baud but does at...
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