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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-30-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By RV6_flyer
Go to G3i Ignition

G3i Ignition sells plans and parts (http://g3ignition.com/magmod.html)to fabricate an ignition harness that uses auto plugs. IIRC, for $30 they will sell you the info to fabricate with your own...
Forum: Southeast 11-27-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By RV6_flyer
Have you tried https://baselegaviation.com/ or...

Have you tried https://baselegaviation.com/ or https://saintaviation.com/?

They are the two shops that come to mind in the Southeast.

RocketBob...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,695
Posted By RV6_flyer
I always buy a couple extra calendars and give...

I always buy a couple extra calendars and give them away to RV neighbor friends. Last year, one of my neighbors with a flying RV-7 that I gave a calendar to as a Christmas present got one of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago, it was reported that crossover...

Years ago, it was reported that crossover exhausts on RVs will make the most power but 4 straight pipes will be the most efficient. Not sure I am a good enough pilot that I would be able to tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,787
Posted By RV6_flyer
Got in a post maintenance test flight. 18245

Got in a post maintenance test flight.

18245
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By RV6_flyer
For my old narrow deck O-320, I have used a...

For my old narrow deck O-320, I have used a Continental Motors carb or fuel injection gasket between the carb and filter air box. Not in the shop right now to see if I can find a part number.

See...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By RV6_flyer
That looks like the one I purchased from B and C...

That looks like the one I purchased from B and C that has been flying in my airplane for over 24-years without issue.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By RV6_flyer
12" numbers are ONLY needed in ADIZ. Last time I...

12" numbers are ONLY needed in ADIZ. Last time I checked, there was NO ADIZ along the US / Canadian border. I have never used 12" numbers going in or out of Canada or Alaska. I have only used 12"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By RV6_flyer
I typically use the hinge pin the holds my cowl...

I typically use the hinge pin the holds my cowl on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,092
Posted By RV6_flyer
Put me on the list.

Put me on the list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,828
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just adding another data point for parts for a...

Just adding another data point for parts for a flying RV and an RV build project.

For the past year, every time I need a part, I add it to my Aircraft Spruce cart. I let it sit there. When I have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By RV6_flyer
OR UREM37BY I would rather have Tempest spark...

OR UREM37BY

I would rather have Tempest spark plugs over the Champion. I like the nickel plates plug over the painted plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By RV6_flyer
FAA Approved G100 UL engines

So far, the FAA approved these engines (https://download.aopa.org/advocacy/2021/SE01966WI_AML-Amd1.pdf) for use with G100 UL AvGas.
Forum: Northeast 10-26-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By RV6_flyer
I moved out of the area 11-2017. The guy (Rick...

I moved out of the area 11-2017.

The guy (Rick Gray) that started the Ohio RVator group moved just before Yahoo dissolved all the Yahoo Groups. When I last spoke to him, he wanted to keep the group...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-17-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By RV6_flyer
What Karl describes worked very well in my RV-6...

What Karl describes worked very well in my RV-6 for the past 24-years. I also used ProSeal to bond the plastic to the wing of the RV-8 because it worked so well on the RV-6 for 24-years and still...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By RV6_flyer
Like...

Like this:


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-M9gxGQM/0/X4/i-M9gxGQM-X4.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,130
Posted By RV6_flyer
When I ordered my RV-8 fuselage kit, I asked...

When I ordered my RV-8 fuselage kit, I asked Van's Aircraft if they could ship PREPAID and they did. I provided Van's Aircraft with enough money to cover the shipping freight when I ordered the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By RV6_flyer
IO-390 with LONG reach spark plugs. (yellow...

IO-390 with LONG reach spark plugs. (yellow paint between spark plug and rocker box)

I see the automotive plugs and wonder what ignition this engine will have.
Forum: GPS 10-08-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By RV6_flyer
I would not call what you are doing as GPS signal...

I would not call what you are doing as GPS signal splitting. I would call it RS232 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RS-232) serial daisy chain connection of multiple devices. You want to take the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-08-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By RV6_flyer
25 to 30-years ago, my wing kit came with an...

25 to 30-years ago, my wing kit came with an airfoil shape drawn inside the lid of the wing kit. Instructions said to cut it out and use it to set the wings level with the fuselage. Once the rear...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,030
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am IFR rated but not current. My RV-6 with...

I am IFR rated but not current.

My RV-6 with constant speed prop, can fly a 45-degree down line under redline with a 4,000 FPM descent rate. This is a TEST FLIGHT maneuver that has not been used in...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By RV6_flyer
I not only like to have the hinge pin inserted...

I not only like to have the hinge pin inserted but also the other 1/2 of the hinge. I purchased extra hinge so that I always have an assembled hinge (both halfs) with pin when drilling and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,747
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Ideal Stripmaster is the way to go. That is...

The Ideal Stripmaster is the way to go. That is what is used in the aerospace industry. If you live in a town where there is an aerospace industry contractor, you may be able to pick up a used set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,219
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is another thread about using automotive...

There is another thread about using automotive filters (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=96942&highlight=NAPA+oil+filter&page=2) instead of aircraft filters and IIRC the K & N...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 60
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 10,773
Posted By RV6_flyer
One of my favorite with Lake Tahoe in the...

One of my favorite with Lake Tahoe in the background. (Photo taken by Dan Checkoway)

16471
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,219
Posted By RV6_flyer
Ralph gave you good info on the threads of the...

Ralph gave you good info on the threads of the different brand of filters being the same.

Years ago, I used the three different spin on aviation filters that could be used on my Lycoming over...
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,870
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using progressive for 20-years. Progressive...

Been using progressive for 20-years. Progressive is perfect for 93% of everythings I do. Last few pair have been polycarbonate and I like it best. For flying as "Flight Lead" I like trifocal lens...
Forum: Interiors 09-22-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By RV6_flyer
After wearing out aircraft cloth seats in my...

After wearing out aircraft cloth seats in my RV-6, I switched to sheepskin. Plan is to put sheepskin in the RV-8 from the very beginning. Any future aircraft that I build will also have sheepskin...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,746
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lycoming has a document...

Lycoming has a document (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/SI1070AB%20Specified%20Fuels.pdf) that says what fuel we can use in our Lycoming powered airplanes. There are 3 articles that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By RV6_flyer
I always have had a foam grip on my RV-6 manual...

I always have had a foam grip on my RV-6 manual flap handle. The foam does not last forever. Just replaced the old grip July 2021 with a bicycle foam grip from Amazon....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,014
Posted By RV6_flyer
That trick works great on more than WD-40 cans. ...

That trick works great on more than WD-40 cans. Best money saving tip I have found on YouTube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By RV6_flyer
Belts around my waist only get smaller. V-belts...

Belts around my waist only get smaller.

V-belts only get larger.

I have seen the same belt size from different manufacturers have different lengths even when the part number said they were the same...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,067
Posted By RV6_flyer
For past 24-years, mine have been dry. But as...

For past 24-years, mine have been dry. But as Stephen said, there are products available that could help seal.

I have this sitting in my hangar (I inherited it from my father) that is rated to...
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,821
Posted By RV6_flyer
Charlie has some of the info. My Hartzell prop...

Charlie has some of the info.

My Hartzell prop for an O-320 came with an "Assembly Inspection Check-Off Record" and lists Low Pitch 11.1-degrees and High Pitch 38.8 degrees / 38.9 degrees.

Have not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,164
Posted By RV6_flyer
I tried the E-3322 filter as suggested in this...

I tried the E-3322 filter as suggested in this thread. I also made a NEW bottom plate to fit the filter.

I do NOT like the E-3322 filter. It will fit around the bottom of the accelerator clamp but...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-11-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By RV6_flyer
There would more than likely be a lot more people...

There would more than likely be a lot more people running the system if it could be purchased already made. This is something that must be made and parts sourced by the person using it.
Forum: Southeast 09-05-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,464
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not a Facebook fan. I have no issue joining...

I am not a Facebook fan.

I have no issue joining a group as long as it is NOT on Facebook. Groups.io is a much better way to communicate with others. Many of the old Yahoo Groups moved to Groups.IO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,977
Posted By RV6_flyer
Philip and I are similar. I may have said 30 to...

Philip and I are similar. I may have said 30 to 40. Most of the time I go by appearance. When checking pressure when they look right, they are in the 35-38 range depending on tire brand.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By RV6_flyer
Slick Mag Inspection

I want to know where (what document) says certain parts must be replaced in the Slick mags during the 500-hour inspection?

I quit paying for the Champion Slick manual service 10-years ago. My...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,688
Posted By RV6_flyer
Most RV aircraft using Rotax or Lycoming Parallel...

Most RV aircraft using Rotax or Lycoming Parallel valve engines will not need to worry about 100LL going away. According to Lycoming Service Instruction 1070AB ...
Forum: Propellers 08-29-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By RV6_flyer
The older Hartzell prop blades that are not...

The older Hartzell prop blades that are not blended airfoil is an older design and slightly slower top speed. The latest Hartzell blended airfoil has less yellow caution rpm speed range that it can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-29-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By RV6_flyer
My older RV-8 tail kit that I purchased from...

My older RV-8 tail kit that I purchased from another on VAF had the OLD style RV-6 elevator weights. The newer plans have RV-7 weights and that saves 1.5 pounds.

In my opinion, it is worth...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-25-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By RV6_flyer
Anyone using auto plugs with the SureFly...

Anyone using auto plugs with the SureFly ignition?

G3i sells a kit to make an automotive spark plug harness (https://www.g3ignition.com/magmod.html).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By RV6_flyer
Everyone is giving you good info. Kitplanes...

Everyone is giving you good info.

Kitplanes Magazine published an article on how to do it (https://www.kitplanes.com/maintenance-matters-21/)a few years back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 24,312
Posted By RV6_flyer
I bid on one or two. I only see avionics in the...

I bid on one or two.

I only see avionics in the -10. The engine core has a lot of hours and I would not expect it to be a core that I would want to rebuild.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By RV6_flyer
Two years ago, I installed a Stratus ESG and it...

Two years ago, I installed a Stratus ESG and it knew the correct code once N number was entered.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV6_flyer
IIRC, $995 but it may have been $999.

IIRC, $995 but it may have been $999.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-18-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By RV6_flyer
You must have a really old RV-6(A) kit. The gear...

You must have a really old RV-6(A) kit. The gear and mount are pre-drilled when you get the mount. Some time in the late 1990's before year 2000, the factory started shipping match drilled mounts...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,721
Posted By RV6_flyer
Bill: Yes I have seen posts that are more...

Bill:

Yes I have seen posts that are more confrontational here lately. Yes Spin is a good way of putting it.

It will be 24-years since first flight of my RV and almost 3,500 flying hours in it....
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By RV6_flyer
To save weight when I built my RV-6, I replaced...

To save weight when I built my RV-6, I replaced almost all the Nylocs with MS21042 nuts because they were lighter.

Next month with be 24-years since first flight and there are just shy of 3,500...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,445
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is an EXPERIMENTAL airplane. You are allowed...

It is an EXPERIMENTAL airplane. You are allowed to do anything to it that the Operating Limitations does not prohibit. The Operating Limitations are part of the Special Airworthiness Certificate....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By RV6_flyer
Find EAA Tech Counselor

There is no required in-process inspections required in the USA. In-Process inspections are recommended so that a 2nd set of eyes can look over workmanship while construction is ongoing.

Find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,199
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not Scott but I changed my AerOx system to...

I am not Scott but I changed my AerOx system to the Mountain High pulse system years ago. The system was old and needed new connectors on the regulator as the ones I had were leaking. May have been...
Forum: COMM 08-07-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By RV6_flyer
Should not need a different jack. A lot of new...

Should not need a different jack.

A lot of new headsets are set up for STEREO or MONO. Most of our airplanes (older ones any way) are setup with mono audio so the newer headsets with an extra ring...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,865
Posted By RV6_flyer
Almost 30-years ago, I purchased a core engine to...

Almost 30-years ago, I purchased a core engine to rebuild for my RV-6. In 1997 when my RV-6 first flew, I had $12,000 in a rebuilt engine that was all paid for with no finance charges. IF you look...
Forum: RV-4 08-04-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,080
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using Wilkerson...

Been using Wilkerson (http://wilkersonaircrafttires.com/) retreads for the past 20-years. They last the longest lasting and cost the least per landing that any other tire. Last time I needed a set,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,358
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been running oversquare whenever possible on my...

Been running oversquare whenever possible on my RV-6 since shortly after its first flight in 1997.
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,286
Posted By RV6_flyer
The designer will pick what is need for required...

The designer will pick what is need for required strength and market price point.

Last time I purchased pulled rivets, they were several times the price of solid rivets. The price of pulled...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago, (25 or 26-years) I made a slot and...

Years ago, (25 or 26-years) I made a slot and cover plate to get the top firewall cowl pins out without using the oil check / fill door. The cover plate has stops to keep the hinge pins from coming...
Forum: RV-3 07-18-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By RV6_flyer
CubCrafters has had good luck with the 340. I...

CubCrafters has had good luck with the 340. I have one friend that had a Titan 340 and had problems that the manufacturer would NOT stand behind.

Me, I do a lot of stuff on my own but manufacturer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,695
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just the...

Just the opposite.
https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/july/11/aopa-blasts-faa-flight-training-directive

Following lines are Copy/Paste from above link:

FAA prosecutors pursuing CFIs...
Forum: Tools 07-17-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By RV6_flyer
Earlier this week I did get an email from...

Earlier this week I did get an email from Cleaveland Tool that they are having supply problems getting stuff and that they were not going to be at Oshkosh this year. Over the past 30-years,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By RV6_flyer
100LL should last 1-year...

100LL should last 1-year (https://www.reddit.com/r/flying/comments/7kz0n4/storing_100ll/). Lycoming recommends (https://www.lycoming.com/content/oil-and-filter-change-recommendations) oil changes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By RV6_flyer
Just looked up the LASAR mag model number in...

Just looked up the LASAR mag model number in SL1-96H. Section 3 has this table.

13690

I have a 4771 mag on the LEFT of my airplane and can tell you that it requires the spacer. That tells me that...
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