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Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,240
Posted By Scott Hersha
This has been so tough. Jon was an inspiration to...

This has been so tough. Jon was an inspiration to all of us at Butler County Airport and his genuine love of our avocation went far beyond this place. Jon was a true friend. I saw him almost every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By Scott Hersha
Prop Governor

Does anyone here have experience with a Whirlwind 200RV prop with the Hartzell S-1-10 governor that Vanís sells? I originally had the blended airfoil Hartzell, but my partner (at the time) had an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,810
Posted By Scott Hersha
JT decided not to use the PP alt fail connection....

JT decided not to use the PP alt fail connection. He has an EarthX battery in his new Redline RV8 and has configured his low voltage warning at 13.5 volts, which happens pretty quickly if your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By Scott Hersha
Your post #4 picture doesnít look like there is...

Your post #4 picture doesnít look like there is enough slack in that fuel line. As Scott says, the bottom of the engine where the fuel pump is, moves laterally a lot, especially during start up and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,868
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a keyed switch (Steinair) that controls...

I have a keyed switch (Steinair) that controls power through the push button starter. Mags (soon to be P Mags) are controlled through toggles. When I leave the plane somewhere I turn the ‘starter...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Scott Hersha
My QB wings had an inspection plate on the bottom...

My QB wings had an inspection plate on the bottom for access to the back side of the holes for stall warning install. If you end up taking off your wings to gain backside access, this is what I did...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-24-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 66,214
Posted By Scott Hersha
Of the several bids I got for painting our new...

Of the several bids I got for painting our new plane, two of them were for base/clear, 3 colors with cut & buff. The cut & buff added $8,000 to the cost of the paint job.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,412
Posted By Scott Hersha
Walt, Ya, sorry, $10K was an obvious...

Walt,
Ya, sorry, $10K was an obvious exaggeration, but it sure seems like a lot of extra money to gain a level of redundancy that doesn't seem like very much added value. The OP was asking about...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,412
Posted By Scott Hersha
Single screen G3X, Garmin 625 for NAV, G5 backup....

Single screen G3X, Garmin 625 for NAV, G5 backup. Excellent setup for IFR flying. Foreflight running on the iPad for digital charting backup, and it talks to the G3X. Thereís plenty of information on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,506
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes. Iíve gotten my endorsement from my local...

Yes. Iíve gotten my endorsement from my local FSDO to take my written and practical tests for my A&P based on construction of two RVís (3 now). So did two of my friends at my airport, and theyíve...
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can do that yourself knowing the weights of...

You can do that yourself knowing the weights of the two batteries in question and itís mounted CG position relative to datum. If mounted in the same place, your empty CG will move aft slightly if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By Scott Hersha
The hot start procedure that Paul reccommends...

The hot start procedure that Paul reccommends seems to work on Lyc powered Mooneys, and Pipers from what Iíve read on hot start forums. A minor change to that procedure that also helps is to turn on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Scott Hersha
Awesome pictures Luke. You guys look great! Itís...

Awesome pictures Luke. You guys look great! Itís a long ride to Italy, but my wife (Italian) and I would love to get there and see you perform live.
Forum: Propellers 09-18-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Scott Hersha
I found Aircraft Specialists at Jeffersonville,...

I found Aircraft Specialists at Jeffersonville, IN (KJVY - Louisville area) to have a good price and they said they could get me a blended airfoil Hartzell in 3 weeks for $9300. Vanís price on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Scott Hersha
You can buy extra pins from Vans Aircraft. They...

You can buy extra pins from Vans Aircraft. They are rolled into a circle about 24Ē in diameter for packaging. I found them locally at a metal supplier. The reamer idea works - every time, and itís a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Scott Hersha
20 threads per inch - 135 degrees for every one...

20 threads per inch - 135 degrees for every one Iíve done (copper). I put a mark on a point on the hex of the plug with a sharpie, and another mark 135 degrees in a clockwise direction on the plug....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Scott Hersha
Tips and tricks - first place, when you remove...

Tips and tricks - first place, when you remove your cowls try to sit them on a piece of carpet, towel or something else so you damage the hinge eyelets on the floor. Now that you have maybe flattened...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By Scott Hersha
Wow! That sounds a bit harsh. I havenít found...

Wow! That sounds a bit harsh. I havenít found things quite that bad, but of course, your experience may be different. Iíve sold my completed airplanes quickly and easily and recovered my investment,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Scott Hersha
Amen Vic! Well said. Itís good to get this kind...

Amen Vic! Well said. Itís good to get this kind of information about the MOSAIC initiative from someone inside the Vans community that knows what the FAA point of reference is too. There are a lot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By Scott Hersha
There are a lot of experienced RV builders just...

There are a lot of experienced RV builders just west of you at Butler County (Ohio) airport - KHAO. 10+ RV8's have been built there by current residents, along with numerous other RV models. Come...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used my middle finger......... but I have...

I used my middle finger......... but I have arthritis, so probably about the same size as PDís thumb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By Scott Hersha
The fit should be more snug than what is showing...

The fit should be more snug than what is showing in your picture. There should be a small amount of room for paint and minimal movement. If you tape the gear leg fairing with 3-4 layers of PVC...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-10-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By Scott Hersha
Added a couple pictures above - I think......

Added a couple pictures above - I think......
Forum: Fiberglass 09-09-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used Petit EZY Prime and Petit topside...

I used Petit EZY Prime and Petit topside polyurethane paint over it on my RV8. I’ll try to attach a couple pictures, but if that doesn’t work, send me a message and I’ll email them to you. I got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,343
Posted By Scott Hersha
My friend Bruce makes them. Iíll see him this...

My friend Bruce makes them. Iíll see him this evening, I think, and ask him to contact you, or Iíll list his contact info here if he wants. I installed the bolts that way originally with my current...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít see any cracks, and the damage doesnít...

I donít see any cracks, and the damage doesnít look that bad to where you couldnít fly it - as long as there is no binding or clearance issues between the damaged aileron and adjacent structure. If...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,343
Posted By Scott Hersha
I wonít comment further about bolt length/thread...

I wonít comment further about bolt length/thread exposure...... Iím sure you already knew that, or certainly do by now. However, to your original question, something to the effect ďis there anything...
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By Scott Hersha
Whirlwind timing....... I ordered my 200RV prop...

Whirlwind timing....... I ordered my 200RV prop on June 8 and was told 8 weeks. Itís now been 12 weeks, and Iím still at least 2 weeks from getting my prop. Whatever Whirlwind tells you - double it....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, I get it. We are, after all, experimental...

Yep, I get it. We are, after all, experimental pilots, and all of our airplanes are different. I applaud the OP for making this test comparison, and becoming familiar with his airplane. There is no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Scott Hersha
I didnít say to use G-Flex on the canopy, I said...

I didnít say to use G-Flex on the canopy, I said use Pro Set, which is recommended on plexi and has the same consistency as G-Flex, which you may be familiar with. It makes proSet easier to apply...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used Pro Set from the Gougeon Brothers (West...

I used Pro Set from the Gougeon Brothers (West System). It is a structural adhesive that is compatible with all West System epoxies - in fact it will wet out cloth if applied correctly. According...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By Scott Hersha
My guess on the washers - in case you have...

My guess on the washers - in case you have something thick to go through and needed a longer stud for that, and for for attaching more than one ring terminal from various ground blocks in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,667
Posted By Scott Hersha
Bruce, Youíve gotten lots of good advice here...

Bruce,
Youíve gotten lots of good advice here from experienced RV8 Pilots and lots of different techniques that work for them. If you are still looking for an instructor, I know of two that have dual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,216
Posted By Scott Hersha
You might want to consider installing the prop...

You might want to consider installing the prop governor before hanging the engine, if using an aft mounted governor. They are sometimes difficult to mount after the engine is mounted. Same with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 150,632
Posted By Scott Hersha
If you are using LED lights, you have to vary the...

If you are using LED lights, you have to vary the voltage (I think). Iíve used resistors before, and it worked OK, but you have to experiment with various sizes to get what level you want. Resistors...
Forum: Tools 08-15-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,612
Posted By Scott Hersha
Just bought the HF creeper today for $27 and...

Just bought the HF creeper today for $27 and turned it around to give me a little more Ďaltitudeí, and I have to say, itís pretty comfortable. I donít think the plastic wheels will last long, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Scott Hersha
One of the things you were asking about is the...

One of the things you were asking about is the best time to buy somebody’s aircraft kit. That would probably be during the time of year when most people don’t think as much about how much they wish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 150,632
Posted By Scott Hersha
How about making the toggle switch a dpdt switch...

How about making the toggle switch a dpdt switch so you can have a test position one way and a fixed dim the other way?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By Scott Hersha
Steve, Being frustrated at this point is not...

Steve,
Being frustrated at this point is not unusual. The good thing I see here is that you are particular, and thatís a positive thing. That little part is not easy to get perfect, but itís not...
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,519
Posted By Scott Hersha
Sure seems like an odd use of safety wire to me...

Sure seems like an odd use of safety wire to me too. The movement you are trying to prevent is perpendicular to the twisting moment on the rod end, so the longitudinal change on the rod end requires...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím able to dim about 3 feet of LED light strip...

Iím able to dim about 3 feet of LED light strip through the GAD27 using one of the PWM outputs. It dims fine, from full bright down to almost zero. I use the DC outputs to dim my screens. All are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had a suntail on my last airplane, and yes it...

I had a suntail on my last airplane, and yes it was bright. But no brighter than the tail light from FlyLeds, and it cost more than 3 times as much. I would sell the suntail here for 200 bucks, buy...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve had Ďbentí sticks in both of my RV-8ís. Mine...

Iíve had Ďbentí sticks in both of my RV-8ís. Mine isnít actually bent. I cut it and welded in the offset piece to create a 2Ē offset. Iíve flown with straight stock sticks and I prefer my offset...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 36,805
Posted By Scott Hersha
My new PP alternator failed right out of the box....

My new PP alternator failed right out of the box. Hartzell replaced it under warranty. The internal voltage regulator was bad. The next new one has worked fine for about 50 hours so far.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,728
Posted By Scott Hersha
On my RVís, Vy and best glide was very nearly the...

On my RVís, Vy and best glide was very nearly the same: 80-85 KIAS, depending on GW & air density. This should be approximately your best lift/drag speed which of course varies with density altitude....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used the foam that you get from Home Depot that...

I used the foam that you get from Home Depot that they use to seal window air conditioning units. Itís a square cross section, maybe 1.5Ē square, so you need to attach it a couple inches from the...
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,422
Posted By Scott Hersha
TD rings slow me down about 15 knots,,,, I...

TD rings slow me down about 15 knots,,,, I think...... feels like it anyway.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,189
Posted By Scott Hersha
I donít think this is that difficult. If you have...

I donít think this is that difficult. If you have a homebuilt you can camp/park in HBC/HBP. If you donít, then you canít. Pretty simple. If you are building an airplane, then when you get it finished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,565
Posted By Scott Hersha
The problem I had with the Airgizmo control locks...

The problem I had with the Airgizmo control locks is that they didnít work. I could pull them apart, after being locked down, with my hands and Iím not that strong. When I put them on my airplane, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Scott Hersha
Alex, PM sent.

Alex,
PM sent.
Forum: Safety 07-26-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,145
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think there should be more control on mass...

I think there should be more control on mass arrivals. Like only allowing them during a specific time on a specific day. If the weather didnít cooperate on that day, then join the arrival like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 922
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have the individual reservoirs on my RV8, had...

I have the individual reservoirs on my RV8, had them on the last RV8 also, and they are very easy to service/check with the baggage floor removed as others have said. You can service through the 1/8...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By Scott Hersha
Nobody has said anything about safety wiring the...

Nobody has said anything about safety wiring the two attach bolts....... get someone else to do that. You could end up loosing your religion.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,504
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím getting there on Saturday and glad to help...

Iím getting there on Saturday and glad to help wherever needed on Sunday.
Forum: Northwest 07-13-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,145
Posted By Scott Hersha
I did that same thing one clear beautiful morning...

I did that same thing one clear beautiful morning in a 767. Took off from KSEA headed for KATL and asked ATC for a VFR climb - he knew what I meant. I leveled off about 11-12,000í and basically did...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,756
Posted By Scott Hersha
The RV8A is an Olds Cutlass....... But, the RV8...

The RV8A is an Olds Cutlass....... But, the RV8 is a 442!!!

Iím from the Ď70ís (1970ís..... )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Scott Hersha
Airplane Plastics - the company that makes our...

Airplane Plastics - the company that makes our Vanís canopies - uses isopropyl alcohol, like you get at Walgreens, to remove adhesive from their canopies in their shop. Iíve tried that and it works,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,891
Posted By Scott Hersha
I had to replace a helicoil in my RV6 engine...

I had to replace a helicoil in my RV6 engine several year ago when I did what you with cross threading it. I had my local A&P do it for me - while I Ďassistedí, to learn. He has done it several times...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iím pretty sure they are supposed to be properly...

Iím pretty sure they are supposed to be properly torqued on QB tanks, but occasionally they miss that step and as Steve said, are just hand tightened. One of the tanks at our airport had the B-nut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By Scott Hersha
Vic, Thatís not the B-nut Iím talking about. Iím...

Vic,
Thatís not the B-nut Iím talking about. Iím talking about the one that attaches the fuel vent line to the 90 degree bulkhead fitting inside the tank. There is no safety wire on that nut and itís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By Scott Hersha
QB FUEL TANK CAUTION

For those with QB wings and therefore finished fuel tanks, hereís something to check before installing the fuel level sender and large inspection plate opening on the inboard tank rib with pro seal....
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Scott Hersha
My PP alternator was outputting up to 16v at...

My PP alternator was outputting up to 16v at times and tripping the field circuit breaker - and itís new, still in phase 1. I sent it back to Hartzell engine technologies and they found a bad...
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