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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Who the heck parks cars in the garage? For all...

Who the heck parks cars in the garage? For all the years my wife and I have been together I think the car has been in the garage a few times. The garage is mine, just a fact of life like the sun...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That is honestly more trouble than it is worth. ...

That is honestly more trouble than it is worth. It is not a minor change if the plane is complete. I would think long and hard before you do it. If the plane is still under construction, may or...
Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,528
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Agreed, if car registration is not public, there...

Agreed, if car registration is not public, there is no reason aircraft registration should be public.
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By WingsOnWheels
an angle-valve IO-360 would certainly add some...

an angle-valve IO-360 would certainly add some weight. My 6A is a little heavier than I would like at 1088, but that includes a 20# crushplate to improve the CG. I could drop a good 25# with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I agree for an IFR aircraft. In my case, the...

I agree for an IFR aircraft. In my case, the modification is for a flying VFR airplane. I don't see significant value in adding a second full size battery at this point. The EFIS backup is good...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I sent you a PM with my number, I am happy to...

I sent you a PM with my number, I am happy to talk you through it as well. However, my plane is at the airport so I may not be able to show and tell as much as describe. That said, I have small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Make sure the carb body and fitting didn't get...

Make sure the carb body and fitting didn't get cracked by the high torque as well. Make sure the strainer is seated properly and something isn't preventing the fitting from bottoming before full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,349
Posted By WingsOnWheels
if you are using cobalt bits to drill aluminum,...

if you are using cobalt bits to drill aluminum, boelube (or any lube) is really overkill. Doesn't hurt, but you are not going to see a ton more life out of the tool. For HSS bits it does make a...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-07-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have hundreds of clecos from Brown, they don't...

I have hundreds of clecos from Brown, they don't full out and the finish holds up better. I can always tell which ones I am using since they are still shiny.

I have been very happy with everything...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used the rubber non-skid material they sell for...

I used the rubber non-skid material they sell for gun grips. Available in small sizes and works great. Think it cost me about $3.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By WingsOnWheels
On a fun side note, i already made the battery...

On a fun side note, i already made the battery holder, that was a fun project as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good point. Right now the plane is just VFR. ...

Good point. Right now the plane is just VFR. When I have another 10K to spend it may get an upgrade. For now, this backup is only for the EI, no other devices will be run off this backup. Sounds...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Thank you both for the feedback, i was thinking...

Thank you both for the feedback, i was thinking about that same failure mode after I posted this and was discussing it with someone else. Eliminating the tie between the two systems looks like the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By WingsOnWheels
EI Power System Review

I am currently running one Mag and one EDIS-Based Electronic Ignition. In the future I am going to replace the mag with a second EI, but I first need to ensure that the electrons keeps flowing in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Time to do a cool engine-turned finish on that...

Time to do a cool engine-turned finish on that firewall.

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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-06-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have not need a price that low for the 650Xi. ...

I have not need a price that low for the 650Xi. Are you looking at the 625Xi?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Next time, countersink before you install the...

Next time, countersink before you install the nutplates. For now you could removed the nutplate, or grind down the nose of the pilot.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By WingsOnWheels
An extra trip to the auto store, but sounds...

An extra trip to the auto store, but sounds pretty simple otherwise.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,039
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The thing with EAB is that everything you noted...

The thing with EAB is that everything you noted is builder-specific, so the answer is both yes an no depending on the aircraft. I have seen basic RV-10s that look just like you described, and I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I assume you want OV protection, that is the...

I assume you want OV protection, that is the reason for external regulation. What I did was to add a contactor (80amp) in the alternator B-Lead. The contactor is normally open and powered directly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The endless debate. for every pro on either side...

The endless debate. for every pro on either side there is an equal con, even through everyone knows the slider is best.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-02-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I don't have a clear mental picture of the...

I don't have a clear mental picture of the problem, but those rear baggage side panels should be pretty easy to make if you have the stock.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-02-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I saw a really nice mod someone did where they...

I saw a really nice mod someone did where they bought a second set of armrests, flipped them upside-down and nested them inside the normal armrest, and riveted them along the flange. I assume they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By WingsOnWheels
watch out for knockoffs of the 3m cartridges. I...

watch out for knockoffs of the 3m cartridges. I accidentally bought some and when I went into the booth I could tell immediately that they were filtering Nothing. They were otherwise...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-31-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Sounds like that G205 would work for you. It has...

Sounds like that G205 would work for you. It has 4 buttons on the top plus a PTT on the front. I have the G207 (same as 205, plus 2 more top buttons) and have been very happy with it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For the sides, offset the hinge up so about 1/8"...

For the sides, offset the hinge up so about 1/8" of the strip is visible above the top edge of the bottom cowl, that way the hinges themselves are not visible through the gap. You may need to buy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,765
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The EAA version does include the CAM package. ...

The EAA version does include the CAM package. 2.5D is good for most things. However it is good to know that limit. I have a 4axis mill, so i may be better off spending the money on a more capable...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,649
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Open her and see what she can do!

Open her and see what she can do!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,765
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Are you saying the solidworks CAM function is no...

Are you saying the solidworks CAM function is no good? That is one of my main drivers for switching to a new SW. Saves me the cost of meshcam or similar.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,649
Posted By WingsOnWheels
What are your TAS numbers? All the published...

What are your TAS numbers? All the published numbers are true, not indicated, so that is the first place to start your comparison. Go up to 8,000ft density altitude. Run it wide open, note the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,765
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm trying to learn SolidWorks right now. I...

I'm trying to learn SolidWorks right now. I switched due to the availability via EAA. I really want to learn the CAM portion, but baby steps...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine was a wing kit from the 90s as well. If I...

Mine was a wing kit from the 90s as well. If I recall, I just bent the LE of the flap a little more and that was enough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a 4axis cnc mill, but it is down for a...

I have a 4axis cnc mill, but it is down for a week or so while I wait for a new motion controller. I also have a 12x28 lathe. Post a picture or drawing. I may be able to do it, but would like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You can get a chmical conversion coating to turn...

You can get a chmical conversion coating to turn stainless black, but it requires a heated bath.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Same here, dimpled. If it can be dimpled instead...

Same here, dimpled. If it can be dimpled instead of countersunk, do it. makes for a stronger joint and less risk of screwing up a countersink. 0.040 is generally about the max you can...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I do have one in near-new condition. Does not...

I do have one in near-new condition. Does not include the mounting nut/washer though. $20 shipped

Our county is in shelter-at-home quarantine right now, and I don't think going to the post office...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I used a braided stainless line from the firewall...

I used a braided stainless line from the firewall to a distribution block on the engine, then copper line from there. You can also get 1/8" stainless hard line as well.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-24-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I am 6'4", i bought thin seats. Once I added the...

I am 6'4", i bought thin seats. Once I added the almost 14 mod, i had to add a seat wedge. It is the best mod available for tall pilots
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ultra-fine point sharpies are the gold standard. ...

Ultra-fine point sharpies are the gold standard. If you are going to cut it, then you can use a scribe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Seems like overkill to me, I haven't had a ziptie...

Seems like overkill to me, I haven't had a ziptie fail to-date. Anyplace truly critical (such as where it could interfere with controls, I use cushion clamps instead)

I think you will end up...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-19-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The brakes are not that hard to add. Install the...

The brakes are not that hard to add. Install the pedals and master cylinders, run the plumbing. It is the location that adds difficulty, since you are doing it all in the most uncomfortable position...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-17-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,208
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good point, switch to mercury...haha

Good point, switch to mercury...haha
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 848
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Same location for me, but easy reach with long...

Same location for me, but easy reach with long arms and the seatback mod.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-16-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Put me next in line if available. I would pickup...

Put me next in line if available. I would pickup in-person.
Forum: RV-3 03-16-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Common mod on the 4 & 6 is to put the servo out...

Common mod on the 4 & 6 is to put the servo out in the wingtip. Unlike the later models, there is no room to work with that single access panel.

I put the roll servo in my 6 out in the right...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-16-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Agreed. I call them fast-on, never-off...

Agreed. I call them fast-on, never-off terminals.

As for the spacing, I would worry more about the terminals coming in contact with each other. The anti-rotation washers have a but of play,...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-16-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,208
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The most accurate digital or mechanical manometer...

The most accurate digital or mechanical manometer you will find (other than a proper test-rig) is the altimeter in the plane. So anything less than a formal pitot-static test rig is a waste for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The Pitot-Static Check is only required for IFR...

The Pitot-Static Check is only required for IFR ops, so you can wait until after you are flying and take it to another airport. You can leak-check it yourself beforehand to save $ paying a shop to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-13-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,380
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The original 6 design had a battery box between...

The original 6 design had a battery box between the pedals. I was thinking of installing the box in that location and using it for storage. My battery is on the firewall.
Forum: ADS-B 03-09-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,561
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Dave, Yes, that is how I have mine mounted. The...

Dave,

Yes, that is how I have mine mounted. The box is attached to the inside of the wing access panel and the UAT (pole) antenna is mounted through the panel. I have the GPS puck mounted on a...
Forum: Safety 03-09-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Do you know what the failure was? Was it...

Do you know what the failure was? Was it cracking of the liner? heat marks?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By WingsOnWheels
^This: I just checked McMaster, they have 4130...

^This: I just checked McMaster, they have 4130 tube in 0.028 or 0.032 wall. If you want a tight fit, get the 0.032 and drill/ream to fit.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-09-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,184
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have been in TX for about 13 years and...

I have been in TX for about 13 years and convinced a college friend to move here from Michigan a good 5 years ago. Overall, TX is a pretty inexpensive place to live. Yes, summers are hot, but not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By WingsOnWheels
How many do you need, or how many inches of...

How many do you need, or how many inches of stock? I could turn some stock for you on the lathe. Do you want a 3/16ID or clearance hole for 3/16 bolt (#12)? That will be a pretty thin wall, so it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,960
Posted By WingsOnWheels
It would probably be easier to put the fuselage...

It would probably be easier to put the fuselage on a cart for shipping rather than getting it back on the gear. Cart is easy to make. Here is mine during paint prep, I used the same cart to move it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,960
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I put a saw horse under the tail and lifted the...

I put a saw horse under the tail and lifted the front using an engine hoist tied to the engine mount at the top of the Dyna ring. This puts CG below the hoist point, so no risk of it tipping...
Forum: Job Board 03-05-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Are you looking for someone that is an actual...

Are you looking for someone that is an actual trained an qualified test pilot, or an experienced RV-12 pilot? I am neither, but it will make a big difference in cost/availability.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Only one repairman certificate will ever be...

Only one repairman certificate will ever be issued for a particular aircraft.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Funny thing, I have ADSB and Mode S, but have no...

Funny thing, I have ADSB and Mode S, but have no tracks on Flight Aware at all....guess my stealth RV is working properly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you have a professional welder nearby, you...

If you have a professional welder nearby, you could always give it a try, if the holes don't line up, Modify the mount as needed and reweld.

What year was your 6A built? The later kits came with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-03-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,406
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ok, that makes sense. This is why the forum is...

Ok, that makes sense. This is why the forum is so great, get to learn something new every day.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-03-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,406
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm no battery expert, that is just based off...

I'm no battery expert, that is just based off what I have read here. If that is the case, why do TWC and companies like that get such a premium for their backup batteries?

If I can get away with...
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