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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Scott Hersha
DIY, Desser retreads, get new air stop tubes if...

DIY, Desser retreads, get new air stop tubes if yours are old. Google how to do this so you donít hurt yourself, or your airplane, but itís a pretty simple, but dirty job, meaning your hands will...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-17-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By Scott Hersha
The 3 position OFF/ON/(ON) toggle switch is...

The 3 position OFF/ON/(ON) toggle switch is available from Stein. Look for ĎPmag switchí. My two Pmag 3 position toggle switches are guarded with those loop guards, which make them look different...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-16-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 111,878
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think the next kit from Vans will be another of...

I think the next kit from Vans will be another of the same - an upgraded RV10, similar in technology to the RV14. Quicker, easier build, and importantly, an excellent Mosaic candidate (like the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-13-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,245
Posted By Scott Hersha
Another possible cause for cracks relative to...

Another possible cause for cracks relative to builder error is the inexperience of the first time builder working on the first major kit in the airplane. No experience gained yet and if an error is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By Scott Hersha
I sent a PM too....

I sent a PM too....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-11-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím pretty much agreeing with the previous poster...

Iím pretty much agreeing with the previous poster for a used Hartzell, depending on condition, but leaning toward the upper limit - $4-5K.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Scott Hersha
Painting the interior is very difficult when you...

Painting the interior is very difficult when you have wiring and other obstacles in the way. The sooner you can do it, the better. On two of my builds I used a two part urethane type paint over a...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Scott Hersha
If they are a weak point then you could just pull...

If they are a weak point then you could just pull the circuit breaker (if so equipped) to accomplish the same thing. Pullable circuit breakers are not meant to be switches, so I would assume their...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By Scott Hersha
DPDT switch, keeping the two fused loads...

DPDT switch, keeping the two fused loads separate, or use a relay (available at Steinair), which allows modifications later by you or a future owner when you/he upgrades the panel - which WILL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Scott Hersha
I can speak to this situation also, because I am...

I can speak to this situation also, because I am intimately familiar with prop strikes (2) by my highly experienced, but non-GA partners. Both times, the engine was removed, sent to my FAA approved...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mine is exactly like engineerorange too. Both...

Mine is exactly like engineerorange too. Both Pmags powered through pullable circuit breakers, which stay in unless Iím checking them a couple times per year. I check the momentary position (ships...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-10-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By Scott Hersha
One time OEM price from Vans on a 74Ē C2YR is...

One time OEM price from Vans on a 74Ē C2YR is $8275. Vans non-OEM price after youíve used your one time deal (and other prop shop retail) on a new C2YR is $13,400. Some dealers are a little more -...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,929
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with what Lyle says about flap removal. ...

I agree with what Lyle says about flap removal. Disconnect the flap drive rod and let the flap drop down out of the trailing edge wing top skin. Remove the hinge pin, but make sure you have ahold...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By Scott Hersha
Aircraft Specialists, Jeffersonville/Sellersburg,...

Aircraft Specialists, Jeffersonville/Sellersburg, Indiana - KJVY (just north of Louisville). 812-246-4696, ask for the prop shop.
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,647
Posted By Scott Hersha
Todd, It sounds like you are looking for an...

Todd,
It sounds like you are looking for an airplane with the speed of your corporate jet, but in a personal airplane that you can fly relatively economically. I donít think that airplane exists in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,631
Posted By Scott Hersha
It sounds like they are thinking that since there...

It sounds like they are thinking that since there were no accidents/mid-airs last year, that things werenít as bad as everybody is complaining about, and letís try the same old status quo again and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,509
Posted By Scott Hersha
Emags will work fine lean of peak all by...

Emags will work fine lean of peak all by themselves. With your IO-390, youíll need to manage the curve (jumper out) with either the EICAD program, free from Emagair, the EICommander from Bill, or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By Scott Hersha
We have had two of these same problems with the...

We have had two of these same problems with the Skytec (Hartzell) 149NL and they were sent to Hartzell for a fix. They know about this problem - it's happened before, and they are supposedly coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,400
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ron, What keeps me from flying aerobatics in my...

Ron,
What keeps me from flying aerobatics in my RV8? Um, well.... my partner(s) that keep having prop strikes on my beautiful bird, that takes if out of commission for 2 months at a time, if Iím...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By Scott Hersha
Those are pipe threads so make sure you use a...

Those are pipe threads so make sure you use a thread sealant (high temp) on those threads.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 682,236
Posted By Scott Hersha
Aaron, I love the panel setup. Itís obvious you...

Aaron,
I love the panel setup. Itís obvious you have a Showplanes FB canopy kit. I especially like the taller offset stick. The offset lower IP cutout obviously accommodates this. It looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,911
Posted By Scott Hersha
Some sort of solar charger for your phone/tablet....

Some sort of solar charger for your phone/tablet. There are outlets at the HBC pavilion, but it looks like Clark Griswaldís Christmas light wiring there with at least 1000 devices already plugged...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-13-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By Scott Hersha
I use mouse milk on these joints every time I...

I use mouse milk on these joints every time I have the cowl off - which is relatively frequent. It helps these joints to remain healthy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-13-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Scott Hersha
There isnít much difference in handling between...

There isnít much difference in handling between the RV6 & RV7. Itís what you get used to, and youíll get used to one as fast as the other. Is it as stable as your Cherekee 140?.... No. The built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,433
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m sorry that this thread has sunk to an airline...

I’m sorry that this thread has sunk to an airline pilot bashing argument. That wasn’t my intention when I started this. I think a lot of us have learned something about the pitfalls of OUR insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,433
Posted By Scott Hersha
"...The morale of this story is airline pilots...

"...The morale of this story is airline pilots are not very good at stick and rudder..."

I also disagree with this comment, even though Iíve gone through a couple prop strikes with airline pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,433
Posted By Scott Hersha
Not sure about the flying club idea, but Iíll run...

Not sure about the flying club idea, but Iíll run it by our local airport Ďexpertsí this weekend. Somebody mentioned running it by the folks at Gallagher. Thatís what Iíve been doing, and their help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,433
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sad Story

This story is meant to be a warning to those who didn’t know about what I am about to tell you, and an education to those who aren’t involved in something like this but may be considering it.

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Scott Hersha
Skytec starter

Iím posting this thread to see if anyone here has a spec on the RPM limits on a Skytec 149NL 12 volt starter. Iíve tried calling Hartzell, but havenít gotten an answer or anyone to call me back, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,430
Posted By Scott Hersha
Why??? Because itís apparently difficult to get...

Why??? Because itís apparently difficult to get what you want and it can get very expensive! Itís like a personalized license plate on your car. The only people that care about that are the cops...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-28-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,623
Posted By Scott Hersha
To clarify - an instructor doesnít need to have a...

To clarify - an instructor doesnít need to have a medical (on basic med), unless they are PIC, or a required crewmember. But - if they are doing a BFR, or IPC that is signed off, their CFI needs to...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-28-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,623
Posted By Scott Hersha
To confuse things a little more - lets say you...

To confuse things a little more - lets say you are a basic med pilot (me) and you need instrument currency flights to stay current. Your airplane partner (mine) is an IFR current A350 pilot, also...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-28-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,623
Posted By Scott Hersha
Listen to Shanna, she is the expert. A basic Med...

Listen to Shanna, she is the expert. A basic Med pilot riding along as a safety pilot on an instrument currency ride in VFR conditions is NOT OK, because that makes her/he a required crewmember, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,430
Posted By Scott Hersha
N numbers only mean something to the builder, or...

N numbers only mean something to the builder, or owner of any airplane (maybe falsely). No one else cares. I would be happy with a randomly selected N number - like buying a lottery ticket with auto...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-28-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Scott Hersha
Those aluminum wings must be blindingly bright!!

Those aluminum wings must be blindingly bright!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,677
Posted By Scott Hersha
I will agree, Sun N Fun is not Oshkosh, but...

I will agree, Sun N Fun is not Oshkosh, but neither is any other aviation event on earth. I thoroughly enjoy coming to Florida in April, to enjoy some warm weather and sunshine, and connect with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-25-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,455
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bill, My wife and I drive to Nashville from...

Bill,
My wife and I drive to Nashville from Cincinnati frequently, but usually drive - because of grandkid duty and the need for our SUV with car seats. We have therefore done a lot of the bourbon...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-22-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,859
Posted By Scott Hersha
Rob, That protractor should work as long as the...

Rob,
That protractor should work as long as the printed copy is true. You should check it with a simple plastic protractor. Another possibility would be to use your cell phone with an angle finder...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,954
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím also with Danny. If you are flying mostly...

Iím also with Danny. If you are flying mostly solo, the RV8 is the only choice. Both kits are advance engineered prepunch kits. The RV14 is a little more advanced, but if you can build an RV14, the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,931
Posted By Scott Hersha
Randy, I can send you a pic of my switch...

Randy,
I can send you a pic of my switch installation if you would like. Iíve tried posting pics here on this site, but havenít been able to (Iíve been trying new ideas for a couple hours now). ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,931
Posted By Scott Hersha
RandyAB, I used the momentary start push button +...

RandyAB,
I used the momentary start push button + keyed Ďenable switchí for the reasons someone else explained. It can prevent unauthorized or unintentional starter activation - much the same as a...
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By Scott Hersha
I just drilled 4 holes for clecoes to hold it...

I just drilled 4 holes for clecoes to hold it while the proseal dried. Filled holes later with epoxy filler. After paint, you canít find the holes.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,931
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve used the red button starter from Stein with...

Iíve used the red button starter from Stein with bezel on all 3 of my RVís. On this latest one, I used a keyed enable switch (from Stein) to enable the starter push button. Turn off and remove the...
Forum: Reviews 03-07-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Scott Hersha
I’m on my second (and a half) engine from JB, and...

I’m on my second (and a half) engine from JB, and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Service is a big deal in this engine business, as I found out lately. My (former) partner had an unfortunate prop strike...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Scott Hersha
ďFineĒ....... good one Scott - you must have a...

ďFineĒ....... good one Scott - you must have a pretty good mag to jump a gap that big.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,080
Posted By Scott Hersha
I see your problem Steve - you are using a...

I see your problem Steve - you are using a Nexus...Ö. just turn it around and everything will be fine!!
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Scott Hersha
I changed mine from April to January, by doing it...

I changed mine from April to January, by doing it early, in order to get in to the mostly non flying time of the year in Ohio. Moving it downstream is easy by doing it at the end of the due month...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,998
Posted By Scott Hersha
Jon, Dollar for dollar, youíre better off buying...

Jon,
Dollar for dollar, youíre better off buying vs building if you want to fly. Building is a rewarding endeavor, but time is a consideration. My first RV (RV6) took me 5 years of concentrated...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 150,221
Posted By Scott Hersha
For a cheap Ďcaulking guní, I used horse syringes...

For a cheap Ďcaulking guní, I used horse syringes from Tractor Supply. I used the largest ones they had and it worked great for neatly applying proseal, even for putting a dab over the shop head of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Scott Hersha
Last year i bought an RV8 QB kit at about the...

Last year i bought an RV8 QB kit at about the same stage as your RV7. I paid about the same price as I would for a standard kit - $25K. So I would estimate the value of your kit to be about the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By Scott Hersha
40 man hours over 4 days is about right for a...

40 man hours over 4 days is about right for a thorough condition inspection for me. Iíve done or assisted in 3 condition inspections so in 2019 and thatís what we found. That includes some R & R on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Scott Hersha
I am helping a friend with a condition inspection...

I am helping a friend with a condition inspection on an RV8 with a BA Hartzell, and I found the same thing on the backplate. Two rivet heads popped off, both adjacent to one of the blades. No...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By Scott Hersha
Those are pipe threads so just make sure it is...

Those are pipe threads so just make sure it is tight. I would use the white Permatex high performance thread sealant.
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Scott Hersha
As long as you have the letter from the Aircraft...

As long as you have the letter from the Aircraft Registration Branch authorizing your new N number, you can paint it on the plane and use your original Aircraft Registration form along with that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,487
Posted By Scott Hersha
The IFR approved and primary NAV source, in this...

The IFR approved and primary NAV source, in this case, is VOR navigation for the enroute portion (and approach phase also in this example). Using a non-IFR approved source for direct to GPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Scott Hersha
Tim, You canít do the condition inspection...

Tim,
You canít do the condition inspection (unless you have an A&P), but you can modify your homebilt as much as you want, as long as you feel comfortable doing this kind of work. Moving your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Scott Hersha
Put a level across the longerons laterally, and...

Put a level across the longerons laterally, and if itís level, check the tires for equal pressure. This assumes the floor where itís sitting is level. If everything is level and one wing is higher...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,487
Posted By Scott Hersha
You are only required to have IFR certified...

You are only required to have IFR certified navigation equipment necessary for the route being flown enroute, and the approach you are conducting at you point of landing. That means an SL30 is all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By Scott Hersha
Marker beacons? Do they still use those? (Just...

Marker beacons? Do they still use those? (Just kidding).. I havenít used those, or even seen them in an advanced cockpit for...... decades?? Maybe I exaggerate, but I wouldnít wire a new IFR...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,869
Posted By Scott Hersha
Governors - Woodward, Hartzell, & Jihostroj. All...

Governors - Woodward, Hartzell, & Jihostroj. All have behaved pretty much the same. Wonít cycle at 17-1800 RPM on runup, using a Hartzell, or Whirlwind prop. They try to cycle at 2000 RPM, but itís...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,899
Posted By Scott Hersha
You could also just take the heat muff off the...

You could also just take the heat muff off the exhaust pipe. Remove the scat tube from the baffle and tape over the opening. Put it back on in cold weather.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,963
Posted By Scott Hersha
I pre-oiled mine using a pump sprayer from the...

I pre-oiled mine using a pump sprayer from the garden dept at Home Depot. Cut the spray want off the pump sprayer output line and connect it to a short piece of aluminum tubing with an AN coupling...
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