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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-02-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,260
Posted By Aden Rich
Volt meter

Please check your PMs. I sent you a message concerning payment on it.
Thanks,
Aden
Forum: RV-3 01-19-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 112,820
Posted By Aden Rich
RV-3

Very nicely done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,798
Posted By Aden Rich
Speed Increases

My first RV-6 is now faster than when I had it. I had a very slick paint job on it and will all the speed mods and fairings being perfect, it would do 220 on 180hp, with the older style Hartzell prop...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-13-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,775
Posted By Aden Rich
RV-6

One must consider that adding more weight on the tail can affect your CG. Adding several pounds back there can make your tail 20lbs heavier in your CG calcs and affect how baggage....ect you can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-09-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,892
Posted By Aden Rich
Match drill the spar

IF you pull the wing off and the spar is toast, you can cut the spar off just before the 1st inboard rib. This can be used to match drill it to another spar blank at someone like Wayne's shop.
It...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-09-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By Aden Rich
Recess in firewall

IF you have an older RV-6, then it might not have the governor recess in the firewall. It can be installed but it's a job and you will have to remove the engine and engine mount to accomplish this...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-09-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,259
Posted By Aden Rich
Cruise speed

Part of your problem is your RPM.
If you have a constant speed prop, you really should be running around 2400 to 2500 rpm.
This should get you several more KTS out of your bird.
I have had several...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-23-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By Aden Rich
Forward skin

You can hold off on riveting this skin on until all your avionics is wired in.
I used MK-319 pop rivets under the areas of the windshield and windscreen fairings. All of the other holes got back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,521
Posted By Aden Rich
Mags

Is your O-320 a 150hp? Those engines are the 7.5 to 1 compression and the starters can really crank them over.
If so, your starter may be spinning it too fast. I think somewhere around 500-550rpm...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Aden Rich
Rudder

As everyone stated: center your pedals and then get a rudder trim wedge from Avery. You can experiment with size (by cutting it down smaller) until you get the trim you need at cruise. Then you can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,228
Posted By Aden Rich
Rivnuts

This is strictly my own opinion but I would generally stay away from Rivnuts. I use nutplates on everything. Rivnuts, as you have learned, like to come loose and spin. Installing nutplates can be...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-01-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,381
Posted By Aden Rich
Trim

You need to squeeze the outboard right aileron trailing edge if you plane rolls to the left. Reverse if it rolls to right.
I would get some duck bill seamer tool from home depot or china mart and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-01-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By Aden Rich
Baffles

The flop gate for the second rib is for the flop tube/inverted fuel mod. You don't need the flop gate if your are not installing the tube.
The fuel really does not slosh around I have never felt that...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,456
Posted By Aden Rich
canopy

I don't think so.
I know there are some people that made canopys for the -3 and -4's.
You could get them in Clear, smoke....ect.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-26-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 824
Posted By Aden Rich
Spinner

I would try a prop shop that can supply MT props.
MT props come in a electric version and have a spinner to match that prop.
You might be able to get the spinner from MT.
Hold onto your wallet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,458
Posted By Aden Rich
Compass

I love it when an inspector tells you all of these great rules.
On my last airplane, I even had to fill in the card for magnetic variation for the whiskey compass that I was told was required for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,458
Posted By Aden Rich
Compass

I believe a WHISKEY compass is still required equipment for a VFR airplane. A direction finder NOT reliant upon power.......
Someone insert the FAR's here..........
I would not fly without one. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,675
Posted By Aden Rich
4 seats

We have a 180hp Piper Pacer for the 4 seat requirements. It's a darn good airplane. Makes you dance on the rudders on takeoff and landings with the bigger tires on pavement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By Aden Rich
Throttle arm

You need to find a STEEL bushing that will fit inside the 1/4 hole and have a 3/16" inside diameter. I would make one from steel if you can. It needs to be exactly the same thickness of your throttle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By Aden Rich
Baffling

I would estimate you are going to spend about 40 hours to put the baffling in. They come pretty close in fitting around the cylinders and such but you can spend a lot of time getting the seal strips...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,163
Posted By Aden Rich
Conventional gear

I would say that the Whitman style gear on an RV is the most sexiest, sleekest thing on the plane. With the gear properly aligned and faired it flies great and looks even better then the -8 gear....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By Aden Rich
Nutplates

I would not try and cover them. Just paint. When you get back to installing screws, always use some grease and a sacrifical screw to chase out the threads filled up with a little paint. IF you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,260
Posted By Aden Rich
Agree

We only did this to trouble shoot the starting problem. Suspected the impulse mag was bad (which it was) and the engine started on the right mag.
Thus the reason for pulling the jumper wire on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,260
Posted By Aden Rich
Check your Slick mags!

I recently spoke with the guy who purchased my last RV-6. He called me some time back stating he had issues with the airplane starting. We went through the various items like battery and starting...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,754
Posted By Aden Rich
patch

I would go to a #8 screw in that hole. Match a patch for the inside that will span out into the skin in front of the hole. Put a couple of rivets that will tie the skin to the bulkhead. You will have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-18-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,299
Posted By Aden Rich
Model specific

Too bad they don't have a model specific calendar.
It would be nice to see and it would provide more entries for everyone-like me.
Still smashin rivets on my Sloooooooooow build RV-6. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By Aden Rich
Wing Tips

Are these the old style lenses for the Horner Tips?
I have installed a pair on an RV-4 some years ago.
However, I do remember how I put them in.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
Posted By Aden Rich
Skinning

I prefer to drill all of my holes in the bulkheads and ribs first. This way all of your spacing works out and your are not "guessing" in some of the areas like lap joints or edges. You have to get...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-04-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 26,632
Posted By Aden Rich
Port Angeles

Glad to see you guys had a good time here on the Peninsula. Next time you come back, look me up. I can show you around and hopefully have a flying RV-6 by then. With the Pacer and a 205, we could...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-01-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By Aden Rich
Fuse Jig in Seattle area

I have a fuselage jig that is in top condition. I made it myself and only used the best lumber and materials to construct.
Need to get rid of it before it goes it gets torn down.
It is all screwed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,596
Posted By Aden Rich
Console

I built one up out of .032. It fit over the top of the two center angles in the floorboards. It covered up the fuel pump and was attached to the fuel selector mounted on the wing spar. I made mine...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-07-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 704
Posted By Aden Rich
Static Port question

Does anyone know why there is a difference in location for the static port on the RV-6 vs the RV-7.
The -6 shows it in front of F-607, just below the main longeron.
The -7 shows it below the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-13-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,436
Posted By Aden Rich
Golf

If you have enough money to have an airplane and go golfing then you need to get rid of the clubs and get another airplane :eek:
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-13-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By Aden Rich
Throttle

Get rid of the that thing. I had a friend crash his RV-6 off the end of the runway because he got the brakes and could not get off the throttle since it was "locked". I never like flying his airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,103
Posted By Aden Rich
I think you have to go with a 2 pipe on a 7A

I don't believe there is enough room to route 4 pipes around the nose gear and get them to exit out the cowling???? Vetterman sells a crossover system for the -A's and the IO-360 M1B engines. IF it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,759
Posted By Aden Rich
RV-7 vs Mustang II

I just read my AOPA on the airplane comparison.
I was not impressed the least, stating that the two airplanes are similar.
First, the Mustang II has a lot more "mods" on it than the stocker RV-7...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-19-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,756
Posted By Aden Rich
Longeron

I am building my RV-6 fuselage right now.
This is my second one.
I used 1" spacing on the main longeron and 1 1/4" spacing all the the stringer.
IF all of your lower skins are ready to go, you will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,665
Posted By Aden Rich
Oil cooler

I use a Setrab oil cooler on my airplanes.
They are a small flat 11 fin cooler made for cooling hydraulic fluid on fork trucks.
They are well made and work extremely well.
The main reason I use...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-25-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 267,250
Posted By Aden Rich
Finally a air photo of my bird now owned by Doug Eves

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/1118/rv6h.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-08-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By Aden Rich
Jig in Oklahoma City

Jim Bower told me about one his friend has in Oklahoma.

Van Stumpner's phone number is (636) 578-4214.

Closer to the gent in Texas.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-06-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,485
Posted By Aden Rich
Balanced control surfaces

Unless the air is different up there in Canada, I would be extremely skeptical of that statement. Vans has never put out anything about balancing your surfaces after paint. If you can get the balance...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,409
Posted By Aden Rich
RV-6 fuselage jig

Looking for a jig to build the fuselage.
Does anyone have some info on one????

Seattle/Portland Area


Thanks,
Aden
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By Aden Rich
Wow

I can't believe no one is building right now.
These things used to get snatched up in a heart beat.
What is going on out there????
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 773
Posted By Aden Rich
Wing/tail building jigs

I have completed my wings and tail.
I now have several jigs laying around, getting in my way.
I would be more than happy to LEND them to someone who really needs them.
You never know when you are...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-08-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,325
Posted By Aden Rich
RV-6 EMP

I would get a RV-7 horz stab and elevators and a RV-8 Vert Stab and Rudder. All pre-punched and would fit on the RV-6.
Will cost a bit more buying parts out of each kit but you don't need the RV-7...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,763
Posted By Aden Rich
Fuse ribs

I have one of the newest fuse kits and it is not pre punched except for the firewall. You can also reverse the center ribs for the channel the push pull tube goes in but that leads to a different set...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-29-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By Aden Rich
Canopy frame

The canopy is a bash to fit, paint to match process.
No two are alike.
The RV-6/7/9 with sliders are the hardest to build due to the size.
The two frames, roll bar and canopy frame will never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,168
Posted By Aden Rich
Dynon encoder

I have a D10A with a encoder.
With the encoder can I get rid of my Ameri-king altitude encoder that goes to the Transponder???
Does this little guy take it's place.
I have a KT-76A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,580
Posted By Aden Rich
Gross weight increase

I licensed my RV-6 at 1800lbs gross.
I put a .032 one piece top skin and did beef ups in the tail. However, I don't think you have to have these things.
The one thing I did do was get gear leg...
Forum: Rocket 01-22-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By Aden Rich
3 legs vs 2 legs

Don't forget that the Legacy FG has three legs to lose in the retraction process. The EVO 2 will only be losing 2 legs. :) Not unless you plan on retracting the tailwheel. :eek:

Aden
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-16-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,763
Posted By Aden Rich
RV-6 seat ribs

If you know about this before hand, you can reverse the flanges on the two seat ribs so you don't have to cut them down where the stick is. You just swap the left one for the right one and the flange...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,556
Posted By Aden Rich
RV-6

Very nice looking airplane.
A nice light RV-6 is a hard airplane to beat.
That's why I am building my second one!!!
Good luck.

Aden Rich
N251AR (RV-6 #2)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,636
Posted By Aden Rich
Get the scoopless cowl!

It just looks faster.......and that's all that counts.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-12-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,146
Posted By Aden Rich
Dynon Mount

I purchased the SafeAir unit.
Don't need to reinvent the wheel.
I appreciate the inputs.
One last question!
Can I run the remote compass wiring along side the strobe light wiring?
I have one power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,039
Posted By Aden Rich
Jerry Harold Spinner/Scoopless cowling

Jerry Harold has had a number of medical issues so his production has stopped. He was also working out of a small shed and could only work when the temps were up to allow for curing.
My friend Bill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Aden Rich
new thread

I will post a new thread so this one can continue on course.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Aden Rich
Cowling

Bob,
Thank you for the comments.
That is one thing I regret after selling the airplane is that I did not enter her in a race.
You are correct in the airplane is not stock.
I really went after all...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-11-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,146
Posted By Aden Rich
Dynon Remote Compass

Does anyone have a picture of the mounting setup for the their Dynon Remote compass in a RV-6/6A?
I have a D10A and will need to see how it gets mounted.

Thanks,
Aden
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By Aden Rich
Saber prop extension

Thanks for the vote of confidence.
I will be ordering one shortly.
You guys just saved me 800 bucks!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Aden Rich
Properly fitting your cowling

I have seen many cowlings to spinner transitions.
The one thing I can say is that it is nothing short of a bunch of work to get it to fit properly.
I have never seen one "fall into place"
The first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By Aden Rich
Prop Extension

Does anyone on here have a Saber Constant Speed Prop Extension on their airplane?
I am in the process of getting a new prop for my RV-6 project.
I am not going to pay the extra 1300 dollars to get...
Forum: Rocket 12-17-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By Aden Rich
There is the right way to dimple too.

There have been many threads on dimpling as well.
The perfect dimple is done using a C-frame dimple tool-like the kind you get from Avery or Cleaveland.
However, you don't just put your dimple dies...
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