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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By pa38112
Have you tried re-torqueing all of the sump...

Have you tried re-torqueing all of the sump bolts? I would try that first. If that does not do it, it is not hard to drop the sump down an inch and fix this correctly with a new gasket. The biggest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By pa38112
I have changed the Tac. sender, the MAP gauge ,...

I have changed the Tac. sender, the MAP gauge , the oil pressure gauge and sender, and the volt gauge in 800 hrs of flight. Considering their cost VS the other options, I am not un-satisfied with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-29-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,777
Posted By pa38112
17,500 with an automotive alternator, but I don't...

17,500 with an automotive alternator, but I don't think he was referring to a true altitude issue as much as a joking comment on reliability. I have 900hrs on mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By pa38112
Standard Vans MAP ? Mine sometimes drops low for...

Standard Vans MAP ? Mine sometimes drops low for no reason. I'm pretty sure it is a ground issue on the gauge, but I have not found it yet.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,227
Posted By pa38112
PM sent. Your profile says that you do not accept...

PM sent. Your profile says that you do not accept e-mails.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,569
Posted By pa38112
I just re-edited my original post with the...

I just re-edited my original post with the following addition:

Edit 6/25/2018 - After a year in service I had a VERY difficult time removing the glascolator bowl for my condition inspection. So hard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By pa38112
Mine is very similar to the one above, but with...

Mine is very similar to the one above, but with no cross bracing. I put a small angel on the rear bulkhead and then put a thin coat of fiberglass on each side. It holds quite a lot.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By pa38112
Great video - good job!

Great video - good job!
Forum: Northeast 05-23-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By pa38112
I go under to the East all of the time. It is no...

I go under to the East all of the time. It is no problem. You just have to watch for the occasional TFR, but that would affect any of those routes. Going further East allows you to go around the air...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-19-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By pa38112
Ride to Richmond ?

I had to leave my RV in Richmond (New Kent W96) due to this crazy weather. I see they are calling for VFR tomorrow afternoon. Is anyone going from the Philadelphia area that way tomorrow that could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,175
Posted By pa38112
It is hard to beat a 6. They can do anything that...

It is hard to beat a 6. They can do anything that the 7 or 9 can do, but can be found for sometimes 1/2 the price.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-14-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By pa38112
The 70RPM drop seems high. That in conjunction...

The 70RPM drop seems high. That in conjunction with no rpm drop when leaning might point to a bad tach. Do you shut down by pulling out the mixture? if so, then the mixture knob is working. I see you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-02-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By pa38112
Sure, Send me your address.

Sure, Send me your address.
Forum: Safety 05-02-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,942
Posted By pa38112
Now Days there is no requirement for a radio...

Now Days there is no requirement for a radio station license or a radio operator license. Could someone knowledgeable weigh-in: Is there an FCC requirement to announce the N-number or call sign? I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By pa38112
What happens to the inside piece of rivet that...

What happens to the inside piece of rivet that remains after you drill-out and break off the head? Do you still remove the tank and then retrieve that?
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,283
Posted By pa38112
Just my opinion, but timing is everything. If you...

Just my opinion, but timing is everything. If you sell right now - $4,000 - $6,000. I believe next spring we are going to see the market flooded with planes as people realize that they will not be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,569
Posted By pa38112
I m very sorry to read this - I would hate to...

I m very sorry to read this - I would hate to think my recommendation has caused you problems and grounded your plane. I know that for my o-ring grove I used a caliper and made sure the 2.5 was the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,367
Posted By pa38112
My kids got me a pair last year for Christmas....

My kids got me a pair last year for Christmas. After opening presents we had breakfast and when we returned to the living room they had already been chewed. I had not even tried to put them on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By pa38112
The spark fires when the points open. All you...

The spark fires when the points open. All you care about is getting them to open at 25btd. As a previous poster mentioned, if you rotated the engine with the timing pin in, you could have damaged the...
Forum: Job Board 04-25-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,243
Posted By pa38112
Pirep on Honda Jet or NavAir

Any Vans Airforce members work for either company and can comment on work environment, career opportunities, etc. I friend's son has opportunities at both and is asking my opinion.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-25-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By pa38112
The valves look good. The seats are a little...

The valves look good. The seats are a little dirty. What about the cylinder wall?
Find out where it is coming out first, then think about a course of action. There are three options: Intake, Exhaust,...
Forum: GPS 04-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,176
Posted By pa38112
Will the Area 660 support the new weather...

Will the Area 660 support the new weather products being added by the FAA to ADS-B in June ? I have mine connected to a GTX 345. With that need an update as well ?
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By pa38112
I agree. You won't be putting a map in there, but...

I agree. You won't be putting a map in there, but it is a great place for batteries, pens, sump tester, sun shade, CD's, O2 Pulse meter, adapter and charging cords, etc., etc., etc.. If you have no...
Forum: Propellers 04-22-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,399
Posted By pa38112
The prop pulls the plane a whole lot harder than...

The prop pulls the plane a whole lot harder than you ever could. Many people warn against it, but I am of the opinion that they either don't know what they are talking about, or think that by warning...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By pa38112
I often notice mine stuck. If I don't see them...

I often notice mine stuck. If I don't see them move for a while I rock the wings aggressively. Sometimes I get a reading and sometimes I don't.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By pa38112
I installed one of my own design, but it can...

I installed one of my own design, but it can block 100% of the cooler. I find that it makes little improvement in the winter. 160 may seem cold, but it depends on where you are taking the reading....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,208
Posted By pa38112
Dido!!!! so simple, and I have spent 20 years...

Dido!!!! so simple, and I have spent 20 years wiping up oil :(
Forum: Safety 04-07-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,422
Posted By pa38112
I am in NJ, so not much I can do, but I will help...

I am in NJ, so not much I can do, but I will help as best I can with troubleshooting.

Why new battery - is the old one dead? If so, it points to al alternator, voltage regulator, or field wire...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-03-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By pa38112
It is $60/year for unlimited manifests.

It is $60/year for unlimited manifests.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-03-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By pa38112
Bahamas for Easter

My wife and I had another great trip in our RV - Bahamas for Easter weekend. My son flew down commercial. We left Philadelphia and he left Baltimore. We beat him down, and beat him back. My twins...
Forum: Northeast 03-21-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By pa38112
Awesome! I will try to call you tomorrow...

Awesome! I will try to call you tomorrow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,301
Posted By pa38112
Two Pmags for this reason: The Pmags change the...

Two Pmags for this reason: The Pmags change the timing based on RPM/MP. If you did one standard mag it would always be firing off time from the Pmag, either doing nothing or negating the timing...
Forum: Northeast 03-19-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By pa38112
Anyone? Not sure how the weather is going to be,...

Anyone? Not sure how the weather is going to be, but I would sure like to get this training in this week if we can find a CFI.
Forum: Northeast 03-18-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By pa38112
Transition training needed - Philadelphia area

My son needs 5 hours of transition training to go on my 6A insurance. He has flown it a few times. I'm looking for a RV familiar CFI in the Philadelphia area (we are in South Jersey) who would be...
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By pa38112
The closer your fuel pressure transducer is to...

The closer your fuel pressure transducer is to your carburetor or spider, the more likely this is. The carburetor is the easiest visual: when the needle unseates the fuel flows in to fill the bowl....
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By pa38112
That is a tough area to be - you got the DC-3,...

That is a tough area to be - you got the DC-3, The DC SFRA, and about 3 other "you cant fly here" acronyms. Then there are the constant presidential TFR's :(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,229
Posted By pa38112
I have always used a high temp anti seizing...

I have always used a high temp anti seizing compound. It keeps moisture off of the metal parts. If you were to get the breaks wet - either by flying in the rain, or landing on a dew covered grass...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,741
Posted By pa38112
Vlad, glad to hear you have help on the way. Good...

Vlad, glad to hear you have help on the way. Good luck with the trip hone. - just curious, how many hours ore on the faild mad since last service?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By pa38112
How far apart did you place these dock lights?

How far apart did you place these dock lights?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 854
Posted By pa38112
Either is fine, because 20 lop is a safe...

Either is fine, because 20 lop is a safe operating range, however, the last one to peak is putting out more power than the others, so that is the one you use to set your cruse power.
I would balance...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,559
Posted By pa38112
I am thinking that the damage you are finding on...

I am thinking that the damage you are finding on the ring gear is a symptom of your problem, and not the cause. The mechanical mechanism that engages and disengages the pinion gear is not functioning...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,559
Posted By pa38112
Sounds like you have changed everything except...

Sounds like you have changed everything except the actual part that is giving you a problem. The alternator shop is probably correct - the electrical portion of the starter is fine; however the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By pa38112
Young Eagles Pilots in South NJ ?

This coming Sunday (3/4/18) I have two Boy Scout Troops coming to my airport to get their aviation badges. We are going to show them the planes, let them drive some rivets, and for those who want,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By pa38112
The RV6 is not "as" aerobatic as the 7 or 8. I...

The RV6 is not "as" aerobatic as the 7 or 8. I would move up before upgrading with an eye on aerobatics.
Forum: Steam Gauges 02-17-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By pa38112
I just threw out my latest edition of...

I just threw out my latest edition of Trade-A-Plane; however there is an advertisement in there for a shop that will repair or restore this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By pa38112
Thanks Tom ! I am re-positioning my red cube...

Thanks Tom !
I am re-positioning my red cube soon, so I am going to need some new fuel lines...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By pa38112
Very doable with the RIGHT assistance who has...

Very doable with the RIGHT assistance who has access to the correct tools/machining. Having said that, I always keep in the back of my mind what an A&P I know and trust once told me. He worked on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By pa38112
Break Reservoir fittings

I am away from my plane and trying to order some parts. Does anyone know the proper fitting sizes for the top and bottom of the Vans Break Reservoir?

And a bonus question: anyone know the volume...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,325
Posted By pa38112
I like This !!! I am thinking the tank would need...

I like This !!! I am thinking the tank would need to have slightly more volume than the length of vent line leading to it. I am tired of linemen telling me I have a leak. I once came back to find two...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By pa38112
FI; Yes - $3,200, and Horizontal Induction: Yes -...

FI; Yes - $3,200, and Horizontal Induction: Yes - $1,500. Ballpark numbers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By pa38112
Public airports have stricter requirements on...

Public airports have stricter requirements on things like obstructions, safety zones, security, etc. if you already meet those then I donít think there is a downside - other than liability. You will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By pa38112
I used the green painter's tape. It looked like...

I used the green painter's tape. It looked like ****, but you only need to use it re-entering the US, so you put it on before you take off and remove it as soon as you clear customs.
It seems foolish...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 02-06-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,380
Posted By pa38112
+1 I have the nose job on my 6A and fly out of a...

+1
I have the nose job on my 6A and fly out of a grass runway. 100's of landings, if not close to 1,000. There are no witness marks on my gear, suggesting that the nose job has never actually come...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By pa38112
It looks like you are asking about the first...

It looks like you are asking about the first couple of rivets at the leading edge? Yes, you open the fold. It feels like you are un-bending it, but it will go right back. I would use a straight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By pa38112
No such thing as too little usage. I have owned...

No such thing as too little usage. I have owned four planes. Three used almost no oil. One burnt the “normal amount” until I replaced a cracked valve guide and a bad cylinder.
I usually add 7 qts. to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-05-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By pa38112
Dido. I used some quick connect mounts where I...

Dido. I used some quick connect mounts where I can pull it out in seconds. I put a piece of channel stiffener down the back of the up-right and mounted to that.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 02-04-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,380
Posted By pa38112
Nothing can prevent a nose-over if the conditions...

Nothing can prevent a nose-over if the conditions are right, but the nose job give an extra margin of safety.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By pa38112
I recently purchased from them. As I recall, they...

I recently purchased from them. As I recall, they have two homes and are back and forth, so slow to respond. Mail them a check and they will ship your part...
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By pa38112
The Garmin GTX345 lets you configure it so that...

The Garmin GTX345 lets you configure it so that you can change the N-number when you want; however, I don't think any of the options let you scramble your S-code, which is a unique identifier back to...
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By pa38112
I am not a fan of portable avionics in an owned...

I am not a fan of portable avionics in an owned plane. Particularly an RV where space is limited and aesthetics are generally high. I was thrilled to get rid of my Stratus, the power supply to it,...
Forum: ADS-B 01-25-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,347
Posted By pa38112
Your quandery is about the same as all of us. I...

Your quandery is about the same as all of us. I just went for it recently and am rather happy with the results. I went ahead with the whole 9 yards by getting the GTX345/Area 660 package from ACS....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By pa38112
This hole saw is your best ticket: It cuts a very...

This hole saw is your best ticket: It cuts a very nice "machined" hole with no risk of damaging the metal. You will have to cut the back half off to fit within the tank web, but I would not do it any...
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