VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: rightrudder
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 3,597
Posted By rightrudder
I finished the baffle modifications for cylinders...

I finished the baffle modifications for cylinders 2 & 3 (quite similar to the pic that BillL posted) and am extremely happy with the results. No. 2 (the hottest) dropped about 25 degrees and is now...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By rightrudder
Hey Jimbot, The rudder stops didn't seem to work...

Hey Jimbot,

The rudder stops didn't seem to work for mine when done per plans. Just make them oversize and keep filing/cutting until the rudder comes with about 1.5" of contacting the elevators....
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By rightrudder
Hey John, You'll love the Catto. Mine's a 70x70...

Hey John,

You'll love the Catto. Mine's a 70x70 with the nickel leading edges. With a 160-hp IO-320, you should see 153-155 KTAS at 2700 rpm, with a fuel burn of about 7.5 gph. That's what I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-01-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By rightrudder
Enjoyed your video! I've gotta get another camera...

Enjoyed your video! I've gotta get another camera and start making more myself.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-29-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By rightrudder
Agree w/ Ralph. I found the basic kit and diagram...

Agree w/ Ralph. I found the basic kit and diagram to be very helpful. I'm sure that if I'd ordered one of the premade harnesses I'd end up cutting and splicing it a bunch. Why not start with fresh...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-28-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By rightrudder
FWIW, I am extremely happy with my fixed pitch...

FWIW, I am extremely happy with my fixed pitch Catto 2-blade (70x70) on an IO-320-D1A. Less weight, complexity, cost & maintenance than CS, and solo I can climb at 1500 fpm on a cool day with full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By rightrudder
I really like having my flap switch on the panel...

I really like having my flap switch on the panel right above the throttle/mixture controls. I have it positioned so I can easily actuate the flaps with my thumb with my hand resting on the throttle.
Forum: California 09-16-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By rightrudder
I'm out at Cable in Upland, and the Foothill...

I'm out at Cable in Upland, and the Foothill Flying Club there has a Sport Cub that rents for $124/hr wet. I'm sure it would be much cheaper to do it there instead of Sunrise...at John Wayne it's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,894
Posted By rightrudder
I went with GRT (Sport SX) for a number of...

I went with GRT (Sport SX) for a number of reasons...reasonable price, integrated AHRS and the fact they've been in biz for a while and continue to innovate.

But foremost, I like their graphical...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Sticky: ENGINE COOLING
Views: 3,597
Posted By rightrudder
Thumbs up Great thread, and timely for me as I'm going to...

Great thread, and timely for me as I'm going to do some baffle modifications at the next oil change to lower CHTs

I think this would make an excellent sticky....great photos and links to threads...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By rightrudder
Thanks for giving me the rough dimensions on...

Thanks for giving me the rough dimensions on this. Just installed a wedge that was 1" x 6" made from trailing edge stock, and on the first try it brought my trim back to neutral (with me aboard and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,329
Posted By rightrudder
No, once you do the initial alignment, the...

No, once you do the initial alignment, the intersection fairings will keep the gear leg fairings in proper orientation. I went with the optional wooden gear leg shimmy dampers, and when these are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,671
Posted By rightrudder
WD-40 does contain a lubricant, and yes, its...

WD-40 does contain a lubricant, and yes, its water displacement properties are well known.

I'll concede that it's not the best lubricant for most/all aviation applications! Great stuff in general.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By rightrudder
1/8" difference in the HS tip to firewall...

1/8" difference in the HS tip to firewall measurement is insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Build on!!!

You're getting to a critical step of drilling the holes for HS mounting. Take a ton...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By rightrudder
I think a -9 would fit your mission well. 155 kts...

I think a -9 would fit your mission well. 155 kts true on 7.5 gph, stall speed of 39 kts, a super docile but responsive airplane. You mention resale value, which should remain quite high on an RV. An...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-18-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By rightrudder
My method too. Simple & reliable.

My method too. Simple & reliable.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-06-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By rightrudder
Nice pics! We're spoiled with our beautiful...

Nice pics! We're spoiled with our beautiful coastline.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-29-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,870
Posted By rightrudder
I was lucky. Did GAMI spread testing to see if I...

I was lucky. Did GAMI spread testing to see if I could improve over factory nozzles, but spread was right around 0.5 gph. Close enough for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,897
Posted By rightrudder
So much easier leaving Osh than arriving! I...

So much easier leaving Osh than arriving! I headed south to Ft. Worth, TX to visit some good friends. High overcast at first, but then a wall of weather in mid-Oklahoma forced me from 8500 feet down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,561
Posted By rightrudder
Not only is 27 a tight right approach, but you're...

Not only is 27 a tight right approach, but you're supposed to be descending mid-field, so you may be a little lower than you're accustomed to.

I'm planning on a late afternoon Saturday arrival,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By rightrudder
I hadn't seen that before. Very interesting, and...

I hadn't seen that before.

Very interesting, and thanks for posting it!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,286
Posted By rightrudder
Another option with a runaway engine would be to...

Another option with a runaway engine would be to switch off the magnetos/ignition, and switch it back on briefly if you need a burst of power. That would be my first instinct in a stuck throttle...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,051
Posted By rightrudder
My advice is don't be in a rush to be an early...

My advice is don't be in a rush to be an early adopter. Let others work out the hardware/software bugs, and wait for a more mature, improved product.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By rightrudder
You'll love the instant speed gain... I picked up...

You'll love the instant speed gain... I picked up about 15 knots with the wheel pants + gear leg/intersection fairings installed. Harder to bleed the speed off when approaching the airport too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By rightrudder
Under empennage fairing, directly ahead of...

Under empennage fairing, directly ahead of horizontal stabilizer. I've got electric trim, so no big steel cable nearby to mess with magnetic field. This location has worked great for me (GRT Sport SX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By rightrudder
A thief would probably pick an adjacent plane...

A thief would probably pick an adjacent plane with non-locking caps if he wanted to siphon fuel out. They tend to go for the easy opportunity.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,428
Posted By rightrudder
I have mine in that precise location, with no...

I have mine in that precise location, with no issues whatsoever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,121
Posted By rightrudder
I don't have autopilot on my -9A and it was great...

I don't have autopilot on my -9A and it was great on my trip from California to Osh last year. Once it's trimmed out, it takes minimal corrections to maintain altitude, or at least +/- 50 ft of where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By rightrudder
I'd order linings through Matco, and get a set of...

I'd order linings through Matco, and get a set of linings already riveted to the backing plates. This way, when you wear out one set, you have another set ready to go.

Have you got the "Avery tool"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 910
Posted By rightrudder
Yes, my engine came with a data sheet from the...

Yes, my engine came with a data sheet from the test cell. IIRC, it was run for about 1.5 hours as well. Don't know about the balancing.

I felt like I needed a good 20 hours for full-break-in in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,769
Posted By rightrudder
If you've got a boost pump and engine-driven pump...

If you've got a boost pump and engine-driven pump plumbed in series, just use the boost pump for priming, takeoffs, landings and emergencies. Some like to use it when doing practice maneuvers and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,133
Posted By rightrudder
Another good thing is to grab both sides of the...

Another good thing is to grab both sides of the elevator and check for differential movement. If any is detected, it most likely means your control horns-to-pushrod bolt is loose!
Forum: Safety 04-25-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,874
Posted By rightrudder
Good advice. Should be a part of every preflight...

Good advice. Should be a part of every preflight inspection.

If you're still building, make a backing plate with two nutplates behind each counterweight, so you won't need to make an access hole to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By rightrudder
Thanks...gotta order the hard copy. I'm going for...

Thanks...gotta order the hard copy. I'm going for the full-immersion HBC experience this time, and I do mean full immersion if it rains hard!!
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,008
Posted By rightrudder
Thanks. Looking at the TAC more closely, it seems...

Thanks. Looking at the TAC more closely, it seems like you would need to be in the "to surface" circle of Burbank to get close enough to the sign for a decent picture.
Forum: California 04-24-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,008
Posted By rightrudder
Sounds like a fun loop. Make sure there's no game...

Sounds like a fun loop. Make sure there's no game going on at Dodger Stadium so you don't bust the TFR. You could come in from the East over El Monte, fly over City Hall, then make a big right 180...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,019
Posted By rightrudder
Wow! Good catch by the paint shop! Tip 'em an...

Wow! Good catch by the paint shop! Tip 'em an extra $50. :D So glad that the bolt managed to stay in place for your flights.

$2K for an inspection (which sounds way overpriced) and he didn't catch...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,138
Posted By rightrudder
Related thought...make sure there's a rubber boot...

Related thought...make sure there's a rubber boot on the positive battery terminal. Without one, if you drop a wrench when, say, removing the cap from the brake fluid reservoir (directly above...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,924
Posted By rightrudder
Yeah, that's why I'm waiting till after OSH to...

Yeah, that's why I'm waiting till after OSH to make my final decision.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By rightrudder
Love the Catto on my -9A. I've got the two-blade...

Love the Catto on my -9A. I've got the two-blade 70x70 with nickel leading edges. Super smooth operation, and hits the Van's speed numbers nicely.

Minimal issues with W&B on my plane, even with a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-02-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,720
Posted By rightrudder
I'd be curious to see what others have done. I've...

I'd be curious to see what others have done. I've just got a single landing light in the left wingtip, so I find myself doing S-turns on dark taxiways to see the lines. :eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,982
Posted By rightrudder
That's the pass-through for the map box.

That's the pass-through for the map box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,305
Posted By rightrudder
The fluid level in the reservoir (standard...

The fluid level in the reservoir (standard location) on my RV-9A doesn't change perceptibly between oil changes. Not too difficult to check the level through the oil filler door...a tie-wrap makes a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,825
Posted By rightrudder
I don't think I used any washers, but I did file...

I don't think I used any washers, but I did file down one weld slightly that was interfering with smooth operation of the pedal. Rustoleum gloss white is great for touch up paint...matches the newer...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-03-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,687
Posted By rightrudder
Good to know. Thanks! I'll configure my EFIS to...

Good to know. Thanks!

I'll configure my EFIS to show TAS next time I do a steep dive.
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By rightrudder
On mine (RV-9A, but similar), I just applied...

On mine (RV-9A, but similar), I just applied another three layers of fiberglass cloth, and it's plenty stiff. Certainly a foam/fiberglass laminate is a more elegant solution. I had to build up the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-02-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,687
Posted By rightrudder
Shouldn't that be KIAS instead of KTAS?

Shouldn't that be KIAS instead of KTAS?
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By rightrudder
If you've got a pax and you know you're in for a...

If you've got a pax and you know you're in for a water landing, hand him or her the Life Hammer and start breaking that sucker into little pieces!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By rightrudder
A nice design, and beautifully made!!

A nice design, and beautifully made!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 113,172
Posted By rightrudder
Congrats!! Now clean your EFIS screen. :D As of...

Congrats!! Now clean your EFIS screen. :D

As of now I'm in the 186-kt club with my -9A. :o One of these days I'll find the perfect tailwind.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-22-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By rightrudder
Which is exactly the point. I like a mix of the...

Which is exactly the point. I like a mix of the old and new, the best of both worlds. I've got a whiskey compass too! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-20-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By rightrudder
I've got a GRT Sport SX, but put a steam ASI and...

I've got a GRT Sport SX, but put a steam ASI and altimeter alongside the display. I like to cross-check the EFIS with the steam gauges. I'll admit that part of the reason is aesthetics....I like a...
Forum: COMM 02-09-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By rightrudder
The GTR 200 is performing flawlessly once again!...

The GTR 200 is performing flawlessly once again! Must've been a plug contact with some oxidation or something. The fix was just unplugging/replugging a couple of times. What a relief!
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-08-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,633
Posted By rightrudder
I'm very satisfied with the workmanship of my QB...

I'm very satisfied with the workmanship of my QB tanks. 220 hours TT, flying since February 2016, no sign of any leaks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,797
Posted By rightrudder
My IO-320-D1A has used between 1/2 to 2/3 quart...

My IO-320-D1A has used between 1/2 to 2/3 quart between 25-hour oil changes since new. It used a bit more at higher power settings on a long cross country, but on a lot of my flights to breakfast,...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By rightrudder
I used ProSeal, and held the vents in place from...

I used ProSeal, and held the vents in place from the inside with 3M blue tape.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,528
Posted By rightrudder
I have exactly that setup. Love the iFly!!!

I have exactly that setup. Love the iFly!!!
Forum: COMM 01-31-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By rightrudder
No second radio in the plane. I'll check all...

No second radio in the plane. I'll check all connections, and look into the mic gain screw, if my headset has one.

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I'll report back when it's fixed.
Forum: COMM 01-31-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By rightrudder
GTR 200 issue when transmitting

I have a Garmin GTR 200 radio/intercom which has worked flawlessly for 215 hours, but now there's an issue. The intercom works just fine, but when I'm transmitting, it sounds like I'm talking into a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By rightrudder
I did the same...I was worried that jack screw...

I did the same...I was worried that jack screw would chafe the wiring.
Forum: California 01-31-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By rightrudder
Can a friend come who doesn't have an RV? He's...

Can a friend come who doesn't have an RV? He's got an Experimental Starduster bipe, and we flew to Osh together in my RV, if that counts. :o
Forum: California 01-31-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By rightrudder
That sounds great! I've been meaning to fly down...

That sounds great! I've been meaning to fly down there to catch up with Bruce Hill and his wife.

On the calendar...in pen.
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:31 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.