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Forum: Electrical Systems 04-20-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Hi Rob. My learning curve was pretty steep too....

Hi Rob. My learning curve was pretty steep too. I can’t provide a recommendation for a source of learning but perhaps a philosophy might help you decide how much you need to know.

A comment another...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,170
Concerning indeed, especially given that a paid...

Concerning indeed, especially given that a paid inspection happened.

That said, I'm curious if Scott or anyone else knows what the impact would be if the pushrod became disconnected. Absent it...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 348,982
Am I the only one who sees a tablet on top of...

Am I the only one who sees a tablet on top of (and preventing instant access to) the throttle and prop controls problematic? Even if it is only used "at altitude and in cruise"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
The RV-14 is a different airplane entirely, and...

The RV-14 is a different airplane entirely, and not a replacement for anything. The RV-12 being in the light sport category might explain its change. Beyond that, With the exception of the RV-7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Get enough flight experience to know what you...

Get enough flight experience to know what you want/need in terms of avionics and engine/prop combo and that flying and itís costs work for you. They donít for everyone. I would argue this means at...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
I think I used one size or so smaller than...

I think I used one size or so smaller than normal, but no interference with the tabs on my Milspec camlocs. I believe I got them at Lowes or Granger in a 50-pack.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Small snap rings used in lieu of the provided...

Small snap rings used in lieu of the provided retainers worked fine, so much so that Iíve never actually used the originals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,587
Don't need to, but yes. Seems like I lose maybe...

Don't need to, but yes. Seems like I lose maybe 2-3 knots at most and it will drop temps significantly. Don't really need to adjust trim either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 90,246
How do you mount and wire these flashlights...

How do you mount and wire these flashlights and/or led's? Definitely sound like an economical alternative to the Baja Squadron Pros.

Nevermind... found it earlier in this thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Thatís a bummer! If you keep your eyes open one...

Thatís a bummer! If you keep your eyes open one may pop up used somewhere.

I also forgot that it uses a 16Ē wheel, not the 20Ē that the OP asked about. That said, again because of its geometry, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
A 20" Xootr Swift fits quite nicely in a -9....

A 20" Xootr Swift fits quite nicely in a -9. Could actually fit two of them. Don't think the 6 baggage area is significantly smaller, so that could work for you. Its ride geometry is also one of...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,797
hey, I’m interested in this too. :D. Anyone know...

hey, I’m interested in this too. :D. Anyone know what the “ingredients” are. Any wax or silicones?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,251
Yes. If you don't do this you're likely to get...

Yes. If you don't do this you're likely to get more binding by using one long bolt than if you just used two separate bolts per plans. That's what happened to me when I tried to "upgrade" to a long...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,797
Does anyone know if this product will create...

Does anyone know if this product will create headaches for the painter and/or a paint job later?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,086
Not sure if it should or not, but this is what I...

Not sure if it should or not, but this is what I assume happens too. In the slip my ASI reads about 10 knots faster that when I straighten out. Thus, since my normal approach speed is about 55 kts,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,086
In a 9, FWIW, I find that slips work really well....

In a 9, FWIW, I find that slips work really well. Alternatively, simply lowering the airspeed on final about 5 kts to about 1.25-1.3 Vso rather than my 1.3-1.35 Vso normal approach speed also helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,438
Ditto. Attitude about workmanship would be one...

Ditto. Attitude about workmanship would be one of my biggest concerns, particularly because it is the most subjective part of the partnership you describe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,640
It is simply a c.g. thing. Been confirmed...

It is simply a c.g. thing. Been confirmed through vans multiple times and has been documented in archives here on VAF. My cg with 0320 Catto prop and 4# crush late allows 100# in all configurations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,941
If you look carefully at Sam's pictures, above,...

If you look carefully at Sam's pictures, above, you'll see that there is an eyebolt loose on the base. It looks like he inserts that in a hole in the frame upright just under the tailwheel to serve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,941
Yeah, I've often accused myself of over-thinking...

Yeah, I've often accused myself of over-thinking things! :rolleyes: Simpler is usually better! Thanks again though for giving me a starting point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,941
Just a couple additional comments for anyone who...

Just a couple additional comments for anyone who may build one using a pulley...

1. The higher you can get the pulley the better. If you look closely at my picture, the angle of the cable just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,040
Good question, Sam. My CHT's show similar...

Good question, Sam. My CHT's show similar temperature rises, so I know the heat is soaking into the cylinders at least but I don't know what the internal temperature of the engine would be.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,941
Design shamelessly stolen from Sam with the...

Design shamelessly stolen from Sam with the addition of a $3 Harbor Freight pulley on the top to allow the winch to be on the back. Fun weekend project. Thanks Sam!

http://i68.tinypic.com/r74wpi.jpg
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,603
Couple issues I can think of that would...

Couple issues I can think of that would absolutely steer me away from this:
1. Even dialed down pressure and the FWF seems like a bad idea--too many relatively fragile things--think small wires, air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,941
Good upgrade, Sam! As I usually do--with...

Good upgrade, Sam! As I usually do--with alternators, ADS-B installations, and I'm sure a number of other things--I'll be following in your footsteps in my first free weekend! Thanks for being a...
Forum: Tools 02-02-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
last 2 work just fine. never used 1st one. good...

last 2 work just fine. never used 1st one. good luck.
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,603
Not an answer to your question asked but an...

Not an answer to your question asked but an option so that you don’t need to ask the question in the future... :D

form-a-funnels are the cats meow when it comes to getting the filter off without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,698
Another home made wood version post #5 in this...

Another home made wood version post #5 in this thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=119593&highlight=Tail+lift+harbor
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Cherrymax oversize rivets are available at ACS if...

Cherrymax oversize rivets are available at ACS if you donít need a full 5/32.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Yeah, that's what I and many others have found......

Yeah, that's what I and many others have found... apparently the result of PlanePower being sold to Hartzell Technologies a few years ago. When I got that response it added them to my “never again”...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Your issues sound like the very common Plane...

Your issues sound like the very common Plane Power failure modes that have been well documented here. You might consider an alternative. Lots of reading here on VAF, but here's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
You might want to see this old thread

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=23509&highlight=canopy+crack+poll

I did this poll a long, long time ago. It asks a different question than you, aiming more at when one is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,640
Not yet mentioned above, the engine out glide...

Not yet mentioned above, the engine out glide distance differs significantly between the 7 and 9. In mountainous terrain that might factor into your thinking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Good job not paying too much attention to those...

Good job not paying too much attention to those making gross overgeneralizations, David. I’ll be curious to follow your experience, hopefully in the near future. From our family’s experience, the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-14-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Ditto what Kyle said. Maybe a bit of...

Ditto what Kyle said. Maybe a bit of exaggeration, but this seems like a solution in search of a problem.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-13-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Is your question about RV9s in general or only...

Is your question about RV9s in general or only those with O320s?

Either way, not all that surprising. Basically vans intended the RV9A as a more docile, slower stall, non aerobatic version of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,707
Not sure if anyone has already said this, but the...

Not sure if anyone has already said this, but the difference in weather before and after after July 4 in this part of the country is pretty significant. Before the first week of July the weather is...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-11-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
I had this issue with my carb'd engine. The...

I had this issue with my carb'd engine. The issue with the VDO sensors is that they are flakey. Sometimes they will read perfectly and sometimes they would read erratically. Was difficult to pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,011
Been flying for 5+ years, no paint, no issues. ...

Been flying for 5+ years, no paint, no issues. Live in a dry part of the country though. Vlad probably offers much more compelling evidence and, if he's still flying unpainted, Dan Checkoway would...
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Baffles must fit the cowling, not vis-versa. ...

Baffles must fit the cowling, not vis-versa. Thus, cowling needs to happen first. You can perhaps get started on rough fitting of the baffles, but you won't know how much to cut them down until the...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,721
Same for me an except I just stick the light...

Same for me an except I just stick the light bulbs in safety cages face down inside the bottom cowl. Back of safety cages prevent any oil drips contacting the hot bulbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,040
I can raise temps about 10-15F in less than 30...

I can raise temps about 10-15F in less than 30 minutes with a hair dryer, extension cord, and cowl blanket (old thin sleeping bag that doubles as survival gear). Just need to be able to find an...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-03-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 90,157
Proof that someone who built a plane in their...

Proof that someone who built a plane in their garage really is nuts! :D

Go for it, Brian!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
This would depend wildly on what your OT's are at...

This would depend wildly on what your OT's are at other OATs. Everyone's setup yields pretty different results.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Regarding the dent: Agreed. The edge/corner of...

Regarding the dent: Agreed. The edge/corner of the bucking bar pushed the skin out. Wally Anderson from Synergy Air told me, during my build class, if that happens I should "turn the 'outie' into an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Thanks guys. A good place to start. I'll see if...

Thanks guys. A good place to start. I'll see if I can find the part on vans website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Tailwheel unlocking too easily/not steerable to the right

I noticed while taxiing today that any time I try to turn right on the ground I had to use brake to get the tailwheel to turn. I could easily turn left with left pedal but as soon as I tried to turn...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,970
What Dennis said. :)

What Dennis said. :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,162
I landed with a flat tire at Astoria with Mike...

I landed with a flat tire at Astoria with Mike Seager in his -7 during my transition training. Not sure when the tire lost air, but it was hard to notice until we slowed down, then it became...
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
This is a well known, long-standing issue on the...

This is a well known, long-standing issue on the 2-seat RV's as well. I'm surprised that Van's hasn't tightened up their tolerance in this area over the years but the fact that they haven't suggests...
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Oops. Didn't notice it was a -10 thread....

Oops. Didn't notice it was a -10 thread. :rolleyes: I'm sure the same principle applies though.
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Because some want to spend $90K instead of $60K...

Because some want to spend $90K instead of $60K on their build. :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-01-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
You can push the tail up right away if you want...

You can push the tail up right away if you want (for visibility). You can hold the stick full aft until wheels leave the ground if you want (soft field). You can hold the stick neutral and let the...
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Put a 90-degree bend on some large nails, turning...

Put a 90-degree bend on some large nails, turning the nail into an upper-case "L". You can then hold the long end of the nail and use the short end as a temporary hold through the rod-end bearings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Ditto. Engine hoist pulling engine and mount off...

Ditto. Engine hoist pulling engine and mount off all in one piece. Firewall bolts piece of cake compared to isolator bolts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Aircraft logbook yes. See op lims. Engine...

Aircraft logbook yes. See op lims. Engine logbook no. You don't even need the latter for an EAB as far as I know (though of course it would be highly recommended).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,050
I don't doubt the expertise, but also I don't...

I don't doubt the expertise, but also I don't understand the reliance on absolute EGT values. EGT is HIGHLY sensitive to where the probe is located, thus every individual aircraft with slightly...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
For rudder pedals, some appropriately sized...

For rudder pedals, some appropriately sized hydraulic hose from Napa, split lengthwise. Cheap, looks good, has added benefit of keeping toes a bit further from brakes.

Or you can spend more money....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,366
Subtract 10mph from the numbers shown on the...

Subtract 10mph from the numbers shown on the chart above for a -9/9A. That's what Mike's chart for the 9 show. If You try to land a 9 at the speeds recommended for the short wing RVs, you'll be in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,541
That's interesting Gil. Vans drawings for the...

That's interesting Gil.

Vans drawings for the manual trim cable (which is what I have) also omit a jam nut, without any other manufacturer instructions to override vans drawings.

The drawings in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-05-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,541
Is the clevis plastic? If so, what purpose would...

Is the clevis plastic? If so, what purpose would a jam nut serve?

If I recall correctly, no jam nut is called for here per plans, but it's been a while so I could be wrong..
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,624
I did the ducts on 2&3 with Michael's help. ...

I did the ducts on 2&3 with Michael's help. Both, especially #2's, worked, but one cowl flap added a couple months ago really helped get me the rest of the way to where I wanted to get.
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