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Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By gyoung
I had used a cart with spools and coils piled in....

I had used a cart with spools and coils piled in. It worked great for bringing wiring supplies to the work. I just recently bought a wire spool rack from Amazon and bolted it to the cart. Still...
Forum: Tools 05-29-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By gyoung
Thanks. The Prusa i3Mk3s+ is one that I've been...

Thanks. The Prusa i3Mk3s+ is one that I've been considering. It's great to hear of two good experiences with it.
Forum: Tools 05-29-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By gyoung
3D Printers

I've wanted a 3D printer to play with for some time but never had enough of an excuse to get one. Now I do so I'm on the hunt. I know there are a bunch of you using them but I couldn't find any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By gyoung
I used screws on my -6 canopy but drilled and...

I used screws on my -6 canopy but drilled and tapped the frame rather than rivnuts. Also used #6 screws and countersunk all. I dimpled the sheet metal to fit and used Tinnermans over the front bow....
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By gyoung
It's the other way... you can put epoxy on a...

It's the other way... you can put epoxy on a polyester part but not polyester on an epoxy part. I use West Systems on everything.
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,661
Posted By gyoung
We have to remove the high priesthood mentality...

We have to remove the high priesthood mentality if we want the industry to grow. Imagine where the auto industry would be if everyone had to mess with chokes, points, manual trans, etc. Thereís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By gyoung
Sounds like either a new employee or change in...

Sounds like either a new employee or change in policy. You could call and question it or just accept it and make sure your Airworthiness Cert application and data plate match the registration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,428
Posted By gyoung
Only 452 total all types. Looks like you're ahead...

Only 452 total all types. Looks like you're ahead of me in Texas too. I've hit 143 of the 392 public use airports in Texas. I've got to get out more once I get flying again.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,475
Posted By gyoung
I'm not in the market for another kit of any size...

I'm not in the market for another kit of any size but the arguments against a 6-seater sound a lot like the ones I heard about the -10. Just sayin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,837
Posted By gyoung
Only 109 hrs this year. I got weathered out of at...

Only 109 hrs this year. I got weathered out of at least 4 trips. I use ZuluLog which has its own mapping function.
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-26-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By gyoung
I agree with the other posters to replace the...

I agree with the other posters to replace the skin with 2024T3. Please check your plans. I've built 2 -6's and it's been a while since I dealt with that skin but I believe it calls for dimpling on...
Forum: Propellers 12-26-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By gyoung
Pi * .75 * D is the circumference at the 75%...

Pi * .75 * D is the circumference at the 75% radius station. You could also express it as Pi * 2 * (.75 * R).
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-22-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By gyoung
My HX is configured to write to the USB every 15...

My HX is configured to write to the USB every 15 secs. As long as I don't turn off the HX power until 15 secs after engine shut down then I can be assured of getting all the data. Mine is also set to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-04-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By gyoung
I got mine from Perihelion Designs some years...

I got mine from Perihelion Designs some years ago. https://periheliondesign.com/
They don't appear on the site now but if no one else has a source you might try contacting them. Digikey or Mouser...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-29-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By gyoung
Not a direct answer but recognizing that Surefly...

Not a direct answer but recognizing that Surefly uses a Slick harness/cap you can expand your query to anyone that uses auto plugs with Slick mags.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-29-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,873
Posted By gyoung
I used a free schematic program called ExpressSch...

I used a free schematic program called ExpressSch from Express PCB
https://forum.expresspcb.com/expresssch-forum/express-schematic-7-0-2/
They provide it for creating PCB layouts but it has a lot of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-29-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By gyoung
It's beautiful but desolate country. Be sure to...

It's beautiful but desolate country. Be sure to carry water and survival gear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,572
Posted By gyoung
I was a little concerned when I had my inspection...

I was a little concerned when I had my inspection done early this year because the wording I silkscreened on the panel years ago differed from the current requirement. The FAA inspector either didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,244
Posted By gyoung
Can someone post a pic of the Tail-mate. I've...

Can someone post a pic of the Tail-mate. I've searched and the old web site is dead as are links to any pics. I need to build or buy a tail lift.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,324
Posted By gyoung
Kudos to Aircraft Spruce. Checked my email...

Kudos to Aircraft Spruce. Checked my email tonight and had one from them with an RMA number, pledge for a full refund and a prepaid shipping label. Good job Spruce! That's why I buy so much from you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,324
Posted By gyoung
Aircraft Spruce cart warning

Several weeks ago I was considering buying a Pmag to replace my Lightspeed and put a Pmag and harness in my cart. I resolved my Lightspeed issue and decided not to order and promptly forgot about it....
Forum: GPS 10-25-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By gyoung
Good news on the refund. The vendor was...

Good news on the refund. The vendor was Batteryship.com. I sent an email and got a quick personal response. Turns out I got the first of 2 batteries just released by their factory. He suspected a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-23-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 2,878
Posted By gyoung
My -6 is 71.09". Slider, io360 w/ Whirlwind...

My -6 is 71.09". Slider, io360 w/ Whirlwind RV200.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-21-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,992
Posted By gyoung
So far it's been almost all normal flying. I've...

So far it's been almost all normal flying. I've got to start doing collection trips though. I'm even missing a couple in the Houston area. All the Big Bend airports were done in a day trip out of...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-21-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,992
Posted By gyoung
Texas doesn't have a program so I made my own....

Texas doesn't have a program so I made my own. There are 393 public use airports in Texas and I've visited about 140 so far. I'm not sure what prize I'm going to give myself when I complete it.
Forum: GPS 10-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By gyoung
It's a molded plastic pack made to be replaced by...

It's a molded plastic pack made to be replaced by the user. It has 8 contacts that connect to spring loaded tabs when installed. It could be made by the same Chinese factory that makes them for...
Forum: GPS 10-17-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By gyoung
796 Battery Invalid

I thought I would be proactive and replace my 796 battery since it didn't seem to keep a charge as long as I thought it should (not really a problem since it's panel mounted) and the plastic was...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By gyoung
Wherever possible mount the antennas with...

Wherever possible mount the antennas with nutplates. Obviously you can't for the ones with studs. Also make the connector holes large enough to pass the connector on the coax and leave enough slack...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By gyoung
Even with this grip you may want to clock it....

Even with this grip you may want to clock it. I've got one on my new -6 and plan to reclock it because the PTT and trim switches are awkward for my left hand. Worst case is I drill a new hole, don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,302
Posted By gyoung
I'll second Victory Girl. She did my Navion nose...

I'll second Victory Girl. She did my Navion nose art.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By gyoung
The trim tab is on the left. The right needs less...

The trim tab is on the left. The right needs less balance weight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By gyoung
There's no requirement to keep logbooks, only...

There's no requirement to keep logbooks, only "records" So you can do whatever you want. From a practical standpoint consider what history you'd want to see if you bought a used engine or prop and...
Forum: Propellers 08-04-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By gyoung
Read your ops limits. The actions may differ...

Read your ops limits. The actions may differ depending on the era in which they were issued. You must follow the ops limits for your specific aircraft. It may or may not require contacting the FSDO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,362
Posted By gyoung
Sent mine in on the 19th and got it back...

Sent mine in on the 19th and got it back yesterday, 27th. Also signed by Louisville FSDO instead of my local Houston FSDO.
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,760
Posted By gyoung
Get the serial number for the build and verify...

Get the serial number for the build and verify that the seller is shown as the current owner by Vans. If not, youíll need a chain of bills of sale from the listed owner to you in order to get the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-08-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,427
Posted By gyoung
Iíve had a dog stake break at the crimp that...

Iíve had a dog stake break at the crimp that holds the swivel. 20+ years ago I got titanium corkscrews that absolutely wonít break and hold better and only weigh 2lbs. Now Iím using the Claw for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By gyoung
Got mine on Tuesday.

Got mine on Tuesday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,272
Posted By gyoung
N6GY - RV-6 and initials. I got it 20+ years ago...

N6GY - RV-6 and initials. I got it 20+ years ago for my first RV and transferred it to this one. I was lucky even back then - N1GY thru N5GY were already taken. Three character numbers are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By gyoung
I'm also at Hooks and have a full shop available....

I'm also at Hooks and have a full shop available. I'm retired and always there working on one of my projects. You are welcome to come rivet scrap, try any tool or bring a practice kit to assemble. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,638
Posted By gyoung
When I got my A&P test approval last year I...

When I got my A&P test approval last year I listed my RV builds in my experience along with plenty of certified aircraft experience. The inspector said he could not count that but it didn't matter in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,389
Posted By gyoung
Pick one. I wouldn't obsess over which. I'm using...

Pick one. I wouldn't obsess over which. I'm using the GRT log on my -6. It's effectively engine time and is a convenient source. I'll continue to use it for future maintenance. I'm using the EAA...
Forum: Midwest 05-28-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By gyoung
I'm headed to Spearfish, SD in 3 weeks for our...

I'm headed to Spearfish, SD in 3 weeks for our Navion convention. That's in the middle of the Black Hills, Badlands, Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Devil's Tower. I'll give you a PIREP.
Forum: Primers 05-25-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,532
Posted By gyoung
I recently upgraded to the Devilbiss Finish Line...

I recently upgraded to the Devilbiss Finish Line 4 from their Starting Line gun when my skill level finally outgrew the SLG. The FLG4 is awesome, much better pattern than the SLG. They all demand...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,914
Posted By gyoung
Since your mission hasn't expanded and your point...

Since your mission hasn't expanded and your point of comparison is the -6, I can't imagine any course other than rebuilding your original -6 to whatever standard you desire. Unless your psyche...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-12-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,674
Posted By gyoung
When I started my 2nd -6, I vowed to get every...

When I started my 2nd -6, I vowed to get every convenience tool I was too cheap to buy for the first build. That included a pneumatic squeezer and cleco pliers and others. But the very first thing I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,176
Posted By gyoung
You are reinventing the wheel....

You are reinventing the wheel.
https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=E25
The flower pot timing indicator uses a stop to find TDC. Spin it to hit the stop, set the protractor, spin it the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
Posted By gyoung
I used the ASA books. While I do most everything...

I used the ASA books. While I do most everything else online, I went with the hard copy for this. They present the questions and answers with the correct answers in a footnote on each page. The first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,425
Posted By gyoung
Went much better. I graduated to a great landing...

Went much better. I graduated to a great landing - you know, the one where you can reuse the airplane:D Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,425
Posted By gyoung
The Phoenix has risen!

My RV-6 project, dubbed The Phoenix Project, took to the skies today. Those of you that have been around here for a while may get the reference as a rebirth of my first RV from its 2001 accident. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,672
Posted By gyoung
Learn your peak EGT. Lean to within 50-100 deg of...

Learn your peak EGT. Lean to within 50-100 deg of it during runup and/or takeoff roll.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-25-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By gyoung
Early EIS4000 units had only 1 tach input. Mine...

Early EIS4000 units had only 1 tach input. Mine was circa 2000 and I got it upgraded 5+ years ago for this build. It came back with 2 tach inputs. It only displays one RPM but has logic built in to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By gyoung
Go for it. That's all you need to fly. There are...

Go for it. That's all you need to fly. There are plenty of Cubs, Champs, T-craft and the like with less than that.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-14-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By gyoung
This is incorrect. You can split the Transmit...

This is incorrect. You can split the Transmit line to multiple devices. They would all need to accept whatever protocol is being sent. The Receive line can only have one signal coming in. Multiple...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By gyoung
For my first RV I had to roll my own. I modified...

For my first RV I had to roll my own. I modified a C model angle valve sump from aft induction to forward and made custom intake pipes. I also had to modify my engine mount for that sump. This time I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,862
Posted By gyoung
I think some ways to build cheap(er) are: - think...

I think some ways to build cheap(er) are:
- think used/pre-owned/experienced/orphan/upgraded. It used to be called scrounging.
- inject sweat equity (labor) The older non-matched hole kits are much...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By gyoung
I use this method as well. If the washer doesn't...

I use this method as well. If the washer doesn't fit completely in the hole, instead of risking drilling deeper I just file the corners of the tab until it nests nicely.
Forum: Reviews 04-01-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,137
Posted By gyoung
+1 for Bruce. I just flew with him in his Legend...

+1 for Bruce. I just flew with him in his Legend Cub for some tailwheel refresher before I fly my -6. He's an excellent instructor and offered a lot of tips both on first flights and what to expect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,064
Posted By gyoung
Check how your property taxes are handled. In...

Check how your property taxes are handled. In Texas, at least Harris County, aircraft used for business are taxed. Aircraft registered to a business are presumed business use. You can refute it but...
Forum: Texas (South) 03-30-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By gyoung
Airport identifier is 0TE4.

Airport identifier is 0TE4.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,477
Posted By gyoung
Looks like a paint problem rather than a fastener...

Looks like a paint problem rather than a fastener problem.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,629
Posted By gyoung
Use an NAS1097-3 rivet. You can countersink with...

Use an NAS1097-3 rivet. You can countersink with a couple turns of your deburring tool. Set it with a no-hole yoke in a squeezer or a long set in a gun.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 03-27-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,929
Posted By gyoung
The panels are easily installed on a completed...

The panels are easily installed on a completed airplane only requiring cutting the holes from outside. Nothing to remove first. If you use a cutting wheel or grinder be prepared to control the debris...
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By gyoung
When the full swivel first became an option the...

When the full swivel first became an option the mod was to cut off the bent portion and machine the end to fit the new tail wheel mount. I don't see why that wouldn't still work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By gyoung
Also if you use labels be wary of ink jet...

Also if you use labels be wary of ink jet printers. Their ink will fade long before the adhesive gives out.
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