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Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy Today, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Dan 57
well done! Since you're at it, order the Flyboys...

well done! Since you're at it, order the Flyboys Supertracks. The only way to load my electric scooter, or my folding bike, or luggage, easily whilst standing on the ground.

Maybe still time to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By Dan 57
Hope your order with Vans is correct then ;) Not...

Hope your order with Vans is correct then ;)

Not sure today, but at the time (last century...), the gear legs were pair matched to the engine mount.
Also we had to drill the retaining bolts (engine...
Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for the crack-up, know how u feel :D Not...

Thanks for the crack-up, know how u feel :D

Not gonna be of much help here… nevertheless, installed a EXP on a previous aircraft, quite a few moons ago. Didn’t have to play with shunts nor ANLs,...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Dan 57
Just installed a GARMIN GSB™ 15, bought from ACS,...

Just installed a GARMIN GSB™ 15, bought from ACS, on sale 25% off at the moment. Yes, still expensive, but TSOed with short-circuit and over-temperature protection.
Gives me some peace of mind over...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Dan 57
been drawing my schematics with Qelectrotech for...

been drawing my schematics with Qelectrotech for a few years now... available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Free, doesn't take too much to learn, and light on your computer and HD. Loads of usable...
Forum: GPS Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Dan 57
5A is the correct value, as seen 11.2 in the...

5A is the correct value, as seen 11.2 in the install manual…
Forum: GPS Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Dan 57
I think using the search tools will reveal a...

I think using the search tools will reveal a previously discussed subject... at length.

Nevertheless, my take is that if you'll be using your GNX375 for VFR only, go ahead.
I installed mine for...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-29-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,406
Posted By Dan 57
First of all, a big thanks to all the guys...

First of all, a big thanks to all the guys providing information about maintaining and fixing the VM1000, above all Reggie :cool:

Since I bought my present ride 3 years ago, my FF keeps flashing at...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dan 57
ever seen a fighter or airliner with push-pull...

ever seen a fighter or airliner with push-pull controls? And why not?

Gotta get that popcorn popper out now 🍿
;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,149
Posted By Dan 57
Generally speaking, yes, the -6 (and the -4, and...

Generally speaking, yes, the -6 (and the -4, and probably the -3) have the most sensitive pitch. And roll. And maybe yaw (for the ones sporting the -8 tail). If it ain't over-sensitive, it permits...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,149
Posted By Dan 57
in 38 years = 526hr/year. Congrats on those...

in 38 years = 526hr/year. Congrats on those impressive figures :cool:

And thanks for those 2 golden tips, let's hope present builders are listening ;)
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,588
Posted By Dan 57
Ever heard about one of those, or equivalent :D

Ever heard about one of those, or equivalent :D
Forum: RV-3 11-24-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Dan 57
Mechanical fuel pump?

Mechanical fuel pump?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Dan 57
as suggested by Paul, heat protect FWF... I...

as suggested by Paul, heat protect FWF... I installed firesleeve on mine and all's good on a 15+ airplane :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By Dan 57
saluting a very generous tip Brian, thumbs up,...

saluting a very generous tip Brian, thumbs up, and all the best :cool:
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By Dan 57
…good info about the airplane. An RV-9 (even the...

…good info about the airplane. An RV-9 (even the hampered A versions) are valued objects, no questions asked.

Now please define friend. A real friend can use my aircraft. A real friend will inherit...
Forum: Safety 11-20-2021, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By Dan 57
terrible reading, as always :( R.I.P.

terrible reading, as always :(
R.I.P.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,387
Posted By Dan 57
So am I, though I would omit that word "only". It...

So am I, though I would omit that word "only". It might be an engineering feat to trade A/C against only 24lbs additional fat on a "tiny RV6", but for most builders trying to save every gram (or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Dan 57
would I buy a car with only one gear? Think...

would I buy a car with only one gear? Think not...
Having a total performance RV with a speed ratio of 3.67 (factory figure for the 180HP version) and a FP prop just doesn't do justice to the design....
Forum: Flight Testing 11-19-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,353
Posted By Dan 57
2.4° AOA in cruise... is that a normal value?...

2.4° AOA in cruise... is that a normal value? Flaps reflexed?
Forum: Safety 11-17-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Dan 57
... experience told me that ice is not building...

... experience told me that ice is not building up solely on the tail, but also on the wings, cowl, and canopy. As for the rudder... the VS is more prone to icing.

A 1/4" (6.35mm) build-up on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By Dan 57
had the same happen on my dual setup a couple of...

had the same happen on my dual setup a couple of years ago... seems it can happen if elec power is applied/cut/applied in a rapid sequence.

And the solution Longez provides is the one I used and it...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By Dan 57
Nice Yves, though I'm not sure that shade of blue...

Nice Yves, though I'm not sure that shade of blue is an exact match to your RV-8 :D
And yes, you're welcome anytime to organise my trolley, thanks in advance :)

PS
VAF is an amazing place... just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By Dan 57
Silicon fusion tape is magic ;) Used to protect...

Silicon fusion tape is magic ;)
Used to protect wire bundles from the sharp cutting edge of zipties. I also have some below each Adel clamp on the engine mount.

Pic below shows figure of 8 with a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for that quick response Tom! Actually I'm...

Thanks for that quick response Tom!

Actually I'm only interested in replacing the wheel/brake assemblies... hoping it is possible to keep the existing pedal master cylinders and the parking brake...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Dan 57
Question Beringer Wheels & Brakes retrofit on a -6 or -7?

Wondering if anybody has done this, and what the implications are...

We all know about the benefits of using Beringer wheels and brakes, as for instance listed in this thread...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By Dan 57
an excerpt from the plans, left wing tank section…

an excerpt from the plans, left wing tank section…
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,218
Posted By Dan 57
Nice history write-up George :) Talking wing...

Nice history write-up George :)

Talking wing tips, I remember having seen a couple of -4s without, yes sans, wingtips, at what was still called Oshkosh. Flat alu sheet on the end rib… sure the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-09-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By Dan 57
on a normal build, e.g. acc plans, the rear...

on a normal build, e.g. acc plans, the rear flange and end ribs (amongst others) are riveted to the tank skins. The outer line has dimpled holes for the retaining screws.
Loosening them all, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,257
Posted By Dan 57
c'mon Vlad, they sure can go some more :D What...

c'mon Vlad, they sure can go some more :D

What about sharing all the experiences you and this engine had? It would be a very popular thread, no doubt.
Even better, why don't you write a book (in E...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Dan 57
use the paperclip...

use the paperclip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,942
Posted By Dan 57
Sincere condolences Martin, this hobby can...

Sincere condolences Martin, this hobby can sometimes be terribly sad :(
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Dan 57
Checking the compression is, as for instance oil...

Checking the compression is, as for instance oil analysis, only one of the tools available to assess and monitor your engine’s health. As Mickey points out, I’d rather discover that failing valve in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Dan 57
out of the IPC, items 10 & 11 are the rotators on...

out of the IPC, items 10 & 11 are the rotators on a Lyc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Dan 57
Not as good as in the -8, but plenty good ;) The...

Not as good as in the -8, but plenty good ;)

The S2 is very capable and easy to fly (well, the take-off & landings are challenging mainly due to the lack of visibility). Probably more powerful (only...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,280
Posted By Dan 57
There’s one which I’d recommend...

There’s one which I’d recommend https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1i-uovqvLaI

A good presentation here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DnOlrqReesk

Our homebuilder association offers practical maintenance...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By Dan 57
Airbus retiree here… beware ;) I wanted the...

Airbus retiree here… beware ;)

I wanted the square gage ... replica of what I spent 8k+ hours behind found in miniature form on the G5…
Now, if I’d have something like a C-190, or similar classic,...
Forum: RV-3 10-30-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By Dan 57
Same here… a Pilatus Aircraft sheetmetal...

Same here… a Pilatus Aircraft sheetmetal specialist scratch built one too. Not sure about the spars though, might have gone the Phlogiston way.
The -4 ain’t finished yet (that is what we call slow...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By Dan 57
If you’d be around here, I’d recommend a company...

If you’d be around here, I’d recommend a company direct.
Any glider maintenance or repair shop in your vicinity? They will most probably have the tooling and knowledge.
Forum: Safety 10-29-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By Dan 57
Pop corn ready, butter and salt at hand, good...

Pop corn ready, butter and salt at hand, good luck to you all :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,307
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for that, cracked me up for the day :D

Thanks for that, cracked me up for the day :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,307
Posted By Dan 57
Beautiful bird! Love yellow (or 1/2 yellow :D)...

Beautiful bird!
Love yellow (or 1/2 yellow :D) airplanes anyway, not in the least biased...
I'd love to have a smooth running 6 cylinder powerhouse upfront,, envious? Not at all :o

Enjoy that gem...
Forum: RV-4 10-28-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,441
Posted By Dan 57
Well... an acquaintance (when is an acquaintance...

Well... an acquaintance (when is an acquaintance a friend..., alright, stop digressing) of mine forgot to lock his canopy (yes, on a -4), and just after T/O, said canopy flipped open and slammed on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,325
Posted By Dan 57
Ok, admit, that is the one installed on my ship....

Ok, admit, that is the one installed on my ship. And agree, I think the effect is probably more like having alternate air than a real carb heat.
On the other hand, >700h with my "old" original FAB,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,325
Posted By Dan 57
all good comments above. First make sure that...

all good comments above. First make sure that flapper closes fully.
For info, testing carb heat on my ship (standard 2003 vintage air box) during run-up also returns almost no RPM drop, despite the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By Dan 57
AV-20... even less bucks ;)

AV-20... even less bucks ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-24-2021, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Dan 57
do you mean this...

do you mean this one?
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1366122&postcount=224

Did the same on my cowling, works like a charm. None of those ugly fasteners nor tool needed :)
The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,067
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks Dan, reduce cooling drag and frontal area...

Thanks Dan, reduce cooling drag and frontal area (also wetted, ever so slightly)?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,067
Posted By Dan 57
interesting concept, which I still might...

interesting concept, which I still might retrofit. On the other side rather sceptical about any speed increase... at least without reducing the size of the inlets and a reshape of the upper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Dan 57
U maybe wanna confirm what RV u talking about,...

U maybe wanna confirm what RV u talking about, then more will chime in :)
According your profile a -7… correct?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,444
Posted By Dan 57
Unfortunately, mine, 2003 vintage are not… any...

Unfortunately, mine, 2003 vintage are not… any source for steel adapters?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,444
Posted By Dan 57
Ok, thanks for clearing things up Bryan. I had...

Ok, thanks for clearing things up Bryan. I had difficulties imagining of one of these adapter could "break". Of course having the thread come off and eventually also damaging the cylinder head is...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 10-21-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,008
Posted By Dan 57
nicely done Mark! Attractive updates, very nice...

nicely done Mark!
Attractive updates, very nice panel.

I've also updated my 2005 vintage -6.9 over the years, though I'm gonna stay with the dual G5 (with BU batts), GMU11 and GAD.
I've also had...
Forum: Propellers 10-21-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,312
Posted By Dan 57
Sometimes I wonder how something like this can...

Sometimes I wonder how something like this can happen at all? Who is doing the maintenance on your prop? What is MT saying about this?

Been running my MTV-12-B/183-59B for >1000 hours, and would not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,346
Posted By Dan 57
Just a relaxing 4 country flight in my incredible...

Just a relaxing 4 country flight in my incredible traveling machine - Spain, Andorra, France, Switzerland. Can't say enough good things about my RV-6.9. For those of you building, "get'er...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,444
Posted By Dan 57
Cool. Now could you please enlighten the...

Cool. Now could you please enlighten the readership as to how it broke? Why did it break? Define Broke?
Checking, eventually gapping auto plugs every 100hrs is plenty enough. So you remove the plugs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,444
Posted By Dan 57
mmmh, yes, why not? Are u afraid they gonna wear...

mmmh, yes, why not? Are u afraid they gonna wear out, how? Any reports of cracked adapters? Any other failure?
Well, more than 1K hours on mine, and surprise surprise they still do work :)
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,339
Posted By Dan 57
the AV-30 sure looks like a nice piece of...

the AV-30 sure looks like a nice piece of equipment, though it'd better fit an old-timer or antique such as a C-190 :)

I'm a fan of the G5s, having installed a few on different ships, and flown a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By Dan 57
Same here… installed one a few years ago in a...

Same here… installed one a few years ago in a previous aircraft of mine, and to this day works perfect. Installation was easy, and the physical size small.
Forum: GPS 10-12-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,171
Posted By Dan 57
At the risk of repeating myself, that is one...

At the risk of repeating myself, that is one aspect of Garmin that is not impressive...
Nevertheless, self rescue is on the horizon ;) For this I'd like to thank avrojockey...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By Dan 57
Carl's list is pretty complete. Depending on the...

Carl's list is pretty complete. Depending on the system used, you might have to add a fuel return line.

I considered this alteration on a previous non-RV ship. Had all the details and many pictures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,571
Posted By Dan 57
to tell the truth it was on Friday, so cheating...

to tell the truth it was on Friday, so cheating here. On the other hand since retired no more week-end nor vacations for me ;)

Quick dash to Helgoland EDXH, exotic airfield located on a sand dunes....
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-09-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Dan 57
thanks for another pop-corn thread ;)

thanks for another pop-corn thread ;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-09-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Dan 57
well, checking the incidence on those wings is...

well, checking the incidence on those wings is one thing... any kind of correction another one.
The precision of the positioning and required angle of F-604 during the build are paramount. And so is...
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