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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:16 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 198,857
Posted By Dan 57
Vlad, it looks like that new engine is treating...

Vlad, it looks like that new engine is treating you good, happy for you ;)

Whilst sorting out the pictures for my soon to be published free PDF blook (blog/book) relating my trip of 2 months ago, I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-27-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,233
Posted By Dan 57
Absolutely. And obscure by itself... assume we'd...

Absolutely.
And obscure by itself... assume we'd take 2 team of Engineers, and have them recalculate, both of them and separetely , e.g. the RV-6 and the RV-7, using non-empirical methods as used in...
Forum: Safety 09-27-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks Steve. This increase in RPM is...

Thanks Steve.

This increase in RPM is interesting, and I wonder if there is any correlation between a stuck exhaust valve, and injection, though I may be totally wrong here...
In the 4 cases I've...
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By Dan 57
Steve, are u fuel injected? I wonder if there‘s a...

Steve, are u fuel injected?
I wonder if there‘s a correlation here…
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By Dan 57
Hallo Hermann, yes, I'm also happy all went well...

Hallo Hermann, yes, I'm also happy all went well in the end :)

Was it really a sticking exhaust valve? Have you found physical evidence for this, after the flight that is? Do you have the MP graph...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-24-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By Dan 57
Hey togaflyer, sincerely hope this thread’s gonna...

Hey togaflyer, sincerely hope this thread’s gonna be more fruitful than it is right now… just so I can finish this popcorn stash I‘m now sitting on :D

Re your query, I think not. Most of those...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By Dan 57
To say frankly, this is exactly what I'll spend...

To say frankly, this is exactly what I'll spend on popcorn watching this thread develop, including salt and butter :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Dan 57
yep, one's here...

yep, one's here https://store.vansaircraft.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=engine+mount+rv-8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By Dan 57
Try moving abroad, then you’ll feel the pain. The...

Try moving abroad, then you’ll feel the pain. The real one :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By Dan 57
Since when do intake valves rotate on Lycos? Or...

Since when do intake valves rotate on Lycos? Or do they on the 390?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By Dan 57
yep, correct assumption. Reflected by the head...

yep, correct assumption. Reflected by the head color pattern.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-15-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Dan 57
If it helps, or not, no clue... But full...

If it helps, or not, no clue...

But full electric / generator range extended sure is not an answer... rather either or ;)

The only TRUE question, short term, is, how much CO does ones travel/fun...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By Dan 57
Sam, with all due respect, this is not entirely...

Sam, with all due respect, this is not entirely true. My ship, sporting dual electronic ignition, and a carb, is easily leaned to where the engine noticeably looses power, well lean of peak. And...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By Dan 57
Well… we have an -8, bought flying, that was...

Well… we have an -8, bought flying, that was equipped with the very same very expensive screens, albeit vertically positioned.
Try as we could, no update was possible, and most of the things...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,515
Posted By Dan 57
Yes, I have only been using the stuff for about a...

Yes, I have only been using the stuff for about a year now…

Trying to run my O-360 purely on Mogas or car gas, I’ve had a case of stuck valve whilst others were pretty tight in their guides.
Reamed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,103
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for that info dmattmul. Since having only...

Thanks for that info dmattmul.
Since having only 2 G5s as instruments, one of them affected, and being on another continent, that would help.

Whom did you get in contact with?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-05-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By Dan 57
Best advice of the thread :) Many buyers will end...

Best advice of the thread :)
Many buyers will end up rubbing their eyes when doing that. The older the build, the more prone it will be to have difference on the original CG and weight. Assuming it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Dan 57
Everybody has, just use the stupid paperclip...

Everybody has, just use the stupid paperclip symbol in the tool bar :)

Or follow «*Embedding a picture*» from this very site’s instructions:...
Forum: International 09-03-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Dan 57
Well, mine actually took a couple of weeks time…...

Well, mine actually took a couple of weeks time… quite short considering my location ;)
On the other hand, what is that sticker good for? (but to have yet another thing folks ask me about… I’ll keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,037
Posted By Dan 57
Was part of the 3 ship sortie that took a -4, -8,...

Was part of the 3 ship sortie that took a -4, -8, and my -6.9, from Switzerland, across France and England to Scotland.
One of the highlights been (re)visiting Sollas beach strip :D

Couple of pics...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Dan 57
... and here goes one more thread on the...

... and here goes one more thread on the repetitive subject ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-18-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Dan 57
Like any other ignition system, including the...

Like any other ignition system, including the ol'fashioned magneto... and the Lycosaurus itself. Even RV kits are US manufactured...
Using a lot more dedication, and more $, foreign builders and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By Dan 57
No worries Todd, I use the word disappointment,...

No worries Todd, I use the word disappointment, as in its meaning Sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfilment of one's hopes or expectations.

I won't go into details, since as you state, all...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Dan 57
wouldn't install any extensions where drilling of...

wouldn't install any extensions where drilling of the pedals is required... failure inducing isn't a good idea...

Choose another provider, and very :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,117
Posted By Dan 57
Well, even flying in doesn't make the OSH...

Well, even flying in doesn't make the OSH experience so much cheaper... shelled out $469 for HBC and entry for the week, 1 aircraft, 1 person. As a lifetime member +.
Having stayed at Johnson Creek...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,345
Posted By Dan 57
sure is an awesome vid, thanks for sharing with...

sure is an awesome vid, thanks for sharing with all Hermann :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,715
Posted By Dan 57
replaced mine a month ago, and yes, it came with...

replaced mine a month ago, and yes, it came with a gasket in the same box.

PS
Probably because I thought it wouldn't, and ordered a gasket along the pump... wish ACS would publish such detail in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,565
Posted By Dan 57
Hi David What I see, in a nutshell: - piston,...

Hi David
What I see, in a nutshell:
- piston, cylinder wall, intake valve, all look normal
- the exhaust valve has a hot spot

Due to the waggly movie it is difficult to diagnose more with...
Forum: The RV Grin 08-09-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Dan 57
Guess Ed should know that already ;):D

Guess Ed should know that already ;):D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,641
Posted By Dan 57
Easy, drill some holes for safety wire...

Easy, drill some holes for safety wire :)

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1604717&postcount=13
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for that piece Smokey :cool: I well...

Thanks for that piece Smokey :cool:

I well remember reading that article of yours in the paper RVator… man was I avidly reading and rereading those whilst building my -4…

The highlight of the RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,408
Posted By Dan 57
My new Argentinian friends and site neighbors, in...

My new Argentinian friends and site neighbors, in their white RV-7, LV-X610, wanted to perform a 100h inspection right on their spot in HBC… knowing of the Emergency Repair station, I took them...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,456
Posted By Dan 57
... and the next one is just stay home, nice and...

... and the next one is just stay home, nice and safe :D
or finally park your beloved beauty into the wind...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,456
Posted By Dan 57
not only was this -14A built to perfection (at...

not only was this -14A built to perfection (at least to my tender eyes), but those nice 3D printed locks held good :)
Maybe a simple piece of padded aluminum angle tied to the elevator hinges would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,295
Posted By Dan 57
Feeling for you Jim, and happy about the outcome...

Feeling for you Jim, and happy about the outcome :)

The best advice I was given whilst camping at Johnson Creek the week before, was to get to OSH no later Thursday nite, no later than 7:30…

The...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,456
Posted By Dan 57
Yes, there was plenty. I was in the middle of...

Yes, there was plenty. I was in the middle of line 403, and people in the known were already talking about a storm line brewing west.
Mid or early afternoon there were loudspeaker announcements that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,757
Posted By Dan 57
left Friday morning, northeastward… a somewhat...

left Friday morning, northeastward… a somewhat longer route home than some :D

Thanks for pictures (and the rest!) Mickey :cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,831
Posted By Dan 57
Went around… of those mostly exposed RVs, all the...

Went around… of those mostly exposed RVs, all the ones having the rudder TE held by an angle linked to both sides of the HS held. Same for the ones having padded strings slung on the VS/rudder.

Most...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,831
Posted By Dan 57
Same here… still don’t understand why 99% of the...

Same here… still don’t understand why 99% of the HBC aircraft park tail into wind, i.e. tails West, when prevailing strong winds are westerlies… every year :confused:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-24-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Dan 57
Great trip you guys are doing! Happy to have you...

Great trip you guys are doing! Happy to have you as neighbors on the Oshkosh grass here ;)
And a good and safe continuation of your trip :cool:
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,614
Posted By Dan 57
Bought a Big Screw kit from Greg this morning,...

Bought a Big Screw kit from Greg this morning, and I was pretty much assured my 6.9 wouldn’t bulge. Still worried about some other flying aircraft, or tent, or grandma and the kids, landing on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,813
Posted By Dan 57
Already arrived on the sacred grounds… and...

Already arrived on the sacred grounds… and celebrated with my own fluid today ;)
For Monday the distance from HBC looks walkable alright. Both ways :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dan 57
3. use 24V on the whole ship. Smaller and lighter...

3. use 24V on the whole ship. Smaller and lighter wires, more juice, no step either direction :)
Forum: Midwest 07-19-2022, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,200
Posted By Dan 57
they even show up in SkyDemon :D

they even show up in SkyDemon :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By Dan 57
As Vlad hinted above, a few of us invaded his...

As Vlad hinted above, a few of us invaded his kingdom for a few days, and had a fantastic time… thanks for all Vlad :cool:
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-15-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By Dan 57
Flew into Sedona like 3 days ago… you’d be lucky...

Flew into Sedona like 3 days ago… you’d be lucky to find any hangar space, all private.
Good luck!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,060
Posted By Dan 57
Well, this is what I’m doing back home where fuel...

Well, this is what I’m doing back home where fuel is kinda double price of here in the US.
Carson speed for my bird is around 116kts IAS, still gives me like 130kts TAS at 4Kft on 5.5USG. Running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By Dan 57
continuing my tour, left North Las Vegas for the...

continuing my tour, left North Las Vegas for the Grand Canyon, breakfasted in Sedona, took some shots of the famous crater, strafed a train, and put my bird to rest in Page…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,823
Posted By Dan 57
thought about the X, but a definite no now… a...

thought about the X, but a definite no now… a story about a certain RV-8 having to partially open it’s canopy to let billowing smoke out for an emergency landing :eek:
In the engine compartment,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,228
Posted By Dan 57
Maybe I’ll meet them @ KOSH ;)

Maybe I’ll meet them @ KOSH ;)
Forum: Photography 07-11-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Dan 57
Insta360 mounted in the VS fairing. It has it’s...

Insta360 mounted in the VS fairing. It has it’s own power supply since the battery will not last, the more so in the cold…
Control works pretty good with wifi using the iPad mini :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,635
Posted By Dan 57
Do I really look like Vlad :confused: ;) PS The...

Do I really look like Vlad :confused:
;)

PS
The “brackets” plates are for the hangers in the hangar back home…
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,635
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for the inspiration Vlad… taken this...

Thanks for the inspiration Vlad… taken this morning at sunrise :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,641
Posted By Dan 57
For those interested in the cleaning procedure,...

For those interested in the cleaning procedure, have a look at that YT from K&P Engineering:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YvsFN3PMRGE


Anybody in the EU could also order from these guys in the UK,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,641
Posted By Dan 57
See above...

See above https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1618175&postcount=11

Works perfect. You can also order one…
Forum: Job Board 07-06-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Dan 57
Sincere congrats Michael, all my thumbs up! Been...

Sincere congrats Michael, all my thumbs up!
Been more than 15 times at Oshkosh (stopped counting a while ago…) myself, and always stood in awe at the organization, and above all, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,641
Posted By Dan 57
Bill has a point here. The picture ain’t RV, but...

Bill has a point here. The picture ain’t RV, but the danger is the same. I just performed a 50h inspection oil change on my steed, and though luckily no metal was found, quite some carbon present....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,641
Posted By Dan 57
For the ones in need of one of those, just...

For the ones in need of one of those, just carefully cut the flange of an old oil filter, and there ya go, free nipple ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,052
Posted By Dan 57
David, I’m using the transfer pump as provided by...

David, I’m using the transfer pump as provided by the Turtle tank. Since my tank sits on the pax seat, I had a long thought thinking gravity could be enough to xfer the fuel. Still, ordered the tank...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,052
Posted By Dan 57
Haven’t read the whole thread and there are, as...

Haven’t read the whole thread and there are, as usual, many different threads all pertaining to the same subject.
I’ve been using my 25USG Turtle tank on most legs of my actual trip, and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-09-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Dan 57
Not adjustable if built according the plans…...

Not adjustable if built according the plans… modify able, like RV things, yes ;)
I’m the same size and have just drilled additional holes in the four link plates on my suspended pedals… this not only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,562
Posted By Dan 57
not at all Mickey, nice picts, and you captured...

not at all Mickey, nice picts, and you captured the nicest RVs on the field, though yours is kinda sitting shy ;)

Enjoyed the same event, and also quickly hopped over to Sweden in Falköping, for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,077
Posted By Dan 57
all correct on the latest posts, and major thread...

all correct on the latest posts, and major thread drift here, but since you insist ;)

The S15 is also used on many different automobile equipment, hence I ordered mine from ECS Tuning... and there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,345
Posted By Dan 57
never had so little time available since I...

never had so little time available since I retired from the airlines, almost 5 years ago that is ;)
Good thing is I finally got clever on my 2nd wife since she’s much younger than myself and still...
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