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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 31,267
Posted By RV6_flyer
The doom and gloom of the switch to unleaded fuel...

The doom and gloom of the switch to unleaded fuel eating valves in cars never happened on the large scale we were told was going to happen. Yes I am old enough that I never saw the problem of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have had very good luck with SuperShieldz...

I have had very good luck with SuperShieldz (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OKST1PS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) on all my iPhones and iPads. It also is what I think is...
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,520
Posted By RV6_flyer
I use a RAM X-Mount...

I use a RAM X-Mount (https://rammount.com/collections/apple-ipad-mounts/products/ram-hol-un8bu) in my RV-6 and also have a MyClip (https://www.myclipforipad.com/kneeboard/) for use in other airplanes.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-26-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,188
Posted By RV6_flyer
SDS (http://www.sdsefi.com/) is "Simple Digital...

SDS (http://www.sdsefi.com/) is "Simple Digital System" electronic fuel injection and ignition products.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Poll: poll
Views: 945
Posted By RV6_flyer
With manual flaps in my RV-6, I typically use the...

With manual flaps in my RV-6, I typically use the 3/4 setting, notch 3, full flaps, notch 4, is difficult to get above 70 KIAS in my airplane. 3/4 or 30-degree setting is not an option in your poll.
Forum: Primers 09-24-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is the link to the 2K Eastwood aerosol can...

Here is the link to the 2K Eastwood aerosol can primer (https://www.eastwood.com/ew-2k-aerosol-epoxy-primer-gray.html).

I have been watching "Paint Society (https://www.youtube.com/c/PaintSociety)"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By RV6_flyer
My RV-6 with 320 has been flying 25-years and...

My RV-6 with 320 has been flying 25-years and over 3,400 hobbs hours with the setup you are showing.

My filter has been replaced three times over the past 25-years. I had BLACK RTV like the red...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-22-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By RV6_flyer
Most of the RV Formation Teams fly to the FFI RV...

Most of the RV Formation Teams fly to the FFI RV standards (https://ffi.aero/files/FFI%20FORMATION%20GUIDE%20V3.2%20MAR%2015%202020.pdf).

The maneuvering speed was originally 130 Kts / 150 mph...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By RV6_flyer
GMU-11 under the VS has been working perfect on...

GMU-11 under the VS has been working perfect on my RV-6 for more than 5-years. I had manual trim when I installed the GMU-11 and there was no interference on the Garmin tests.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-19-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By RV6_flyer
Can the engine be converted to work with a...

Can the engine be converted to work with a Hartzell hydraulic constant speed prop?

(does it have a hollow crank, crankcase able to accept fitting for constant speed prop oil line, accessory case...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-19-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By RV6_flyer
IF anyone has more, please list them here as a...

IF anyone has more, please list them here as a lot of us would like to have them.

I did see "plans" that would allow one to make their own on the internet but I do not have all the skills necessary...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-15-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By RV6_flyer
My RV-6 first flew September 17, 1997 with an...

My RV-6 first flew September 17, 1997 with an installed marker beacon receiver and antenna. I have flown the aircraft IFR. In the almost 25-years, the marker beacon was not NEEDED.
Forum: COMM 09-14-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is an "add on" for Firefox (Video...

There is an "add on" for Firefox (Video DownloadHelper) that will allow one to download and convert (for a fee) to MP3 HQ (256 KBPS). The file is 500K so it could be emailed. Send me a PM with your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,723
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dennis: It depends on what O320 you have. Older...

Dennis:

It depends on what O320 you have. Older Lycoming 320, like the one I have, use 48103 filter with a female 13/16 filter thread onto a Lycoming male oil filter adapter. Newer Lycoming...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By RV6_flyer
My RV-6 will be 24-years old in about a week. ...

My RV-6 will be 24-years old in about a week. After 3,500 flying hours, I am on my third air filter. Two filters lasted 3,500 flying hours.

I replace the filter on condition. It does get cleaned...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,108
Posted By RV6_flyer
Tom: Thanks for sharing. Those that are old...

Tom:

Thanks for sharing.

Those that are old enough to remember lead in our car gas can remember the same scare tactics when TEL was removed from car gas.

Nothing happened to old car engines when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By RV6_flyer
Does the manufacturer of the $40,000 USD engine...

Does the manufacturer of the $40,000 USD engine recommend it? IF they do not recommend it, are you willing to experiment with a $40,000 engine by using something that is not an approved oil?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,953
Posted By RV6_flyer
Save the weight, cost, and extra work and leave...

Save the weight, cost, and extra work and leave the clamps off.

I have been running without clamps since my RV-6 first flew almost 24 years ago and more than 3,500 hobbs / fight hours.

IF the metal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,938
Posted By RV6_flyer
It depends on the FAA. (and maybe the insurance...

It depends on the FAA. (and maybe the insurance underwriters plus manufacturers)

An example is that they (FAA) want to promote safety and up until recently it was acceptable to get flight training...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,938
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not aware of any requirement for an...

I am not aware of any requirement for an EXPERIMENTAL aircraft to purchase an STC for anything.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,938
Posted By RV6_flyer
GAMA Statement on FAA Approval of GAMI Unleaded Avgas STCs

Today, GAMA announced FAA STC approval.

See the press release here (https://gama.aero/news-and-events/press-releases/gama-statement-on-faa-approval-of-gami-unleaded-avgas-stcs/).
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-30-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By RV6_flyer
At one time "Nordo" was making and selling them...

At one time "Nordo" was making and selling them but I believe he sold his design to someone else to market them and I lost track of who now sells them.

There is a "homemade" mirror design on the web...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By RV6_flyer
Performance Aero Engines was started by Ron...

Performance Aero Engines was started by Ron Monson. (spelling ?) He use to work at another shop before starting out on his own and opening Performance Aero Engines in La Verne. Ron was a very good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,429
Posted By RV6_flyer
The current seals work with the newer high...

The current seals work with the newer high temperature fluid others have mentioned. I swapped to the Mil-PRF-83282 fluid about 20-years ago after seeing a friends RV-8 have a wheel pant destroyed...
Forum: Tools 08-26-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By RV6_flyer
Built my RV-6 with a Chicago Pneumatic 3AA...

Built my RV-6 with a Chicago Pneumatic 3AA straight rivet gun.

It was recommended to me and acquired from Sid Golden.
Forum: COMM 08-25-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By RV6_flyer
What you labeled as "pwr" I used "audio in"...

What you labeled as "pwr" I used "audio in" signal.
Forum: COMM 08-25-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,933
Posted By RV6_flyer
20+ years ago, I added a 2nd radio without an...

20+ years ago, I added a 2nd radio without an audio panel. The PTT switch was run through a DPDT switch that selected com1 or com2 for the PTT and audio in between the two radios. The switch was...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-23-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have RED leading edges. I have a friend that...

I have RED leading edges. I have a friend that has a painted RV-4 BUT the leading edges are polished. It was his opinion that the shiny aluminum would make the airplane more visible.

It all boils...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By RV6_flyer
US Gallon = 3.7854 liter or 231 cubic...

US Gallon = 3.7854 liter or 231 cubic inches
Imperial Gallon = 4.54609 liters or 277.42 cubic inches

Above info found here...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By RV6_flyer
The older RV aircraft used Cleveland wheels and...

The older RV aircraft used Cleveland wheels and brakes so us old timers do not know the MATCO wheel and brake model used. Matco does have their product manuals online...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have rebuilt (replaced seals) in the Matco...

I have rebuilt (replaced seals) in the Matco master cylinders but not the Matco calipers.

On the Cleveland calipers used on the older RV kits, remove the caliper from the airplane and take to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,429
Posted By RV6_flyer
20 + years ago, Randy Lervold (I think it was him...

20 + years ago, Randy Lervold (I think it was him or that is who I found out from) discovered that Viton O-Rings were higher temperature rated than the MIL spec O-Ring used in our brakes. The only...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-11-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By RV6_flyer
Total Boat Epoxy

One of my RV flying / building friends was a composite airplane builder before he discovered RVs.

He recommended Total Boat epoxy (https://www.totalboat.com/product/totalboat-epoxy-kits/) to me as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,174
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lycoming SSP-1776 has the torque spec that...

Lycoming SSP-1776 has the torque spec that Lycoming recommends.
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When I have not been able to find the Lycoming value quickly, I would just use AC43.13-1B values till I can find the Lycoming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By RV6_flyer
I take my 91 year old mother in my RV-6 from time...

I take my 91 year old mother in my RV-6 from time to time. I use a light, inexpensive folding step...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By RV6_flyer
Not sure if FSTS635-1...

Not sure if FSTS635-1 (https://store.vansaircraft.com/full-swivel-tail-spring-fsts635-1.html) is pre-drilled or not. Only one listed in Van's Web Store.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,212
Posted By RV6_flyer
From their FAQ: "The medical grade stainless...

From their FAQ:

"The medical grade stainless steel cloth that we use is consistent across the entire media surface and is rated at 35 microns"...

Still not crazy about needing to clean it and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,212
Posted By RV6_flyer
What is the micron rating of the K&P filter? ...

What is the micron rating of the K&P filter? Spent 45-minutes searching for the micron rating of this filter.

Champion publishes that their filter is 25 micron and Champion claims that the Tempest...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-05-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,769
Posted By RV6_flyer
One place that every pilot needs to visit is KFFA...

One place that every pilot needs to visit is KFFA (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KFFA).

My first visit there, I had a little jar that I used to collect some of the sacred dirt and take home with me...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-05-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By RV6_flyer
It depends on the engine monitor. When I had a...

It depends on the engine monitor.

When I had a Rocky Mountain Instrument microMonitor engine monitor, it used a homemade oil temp sensor. When I changed to a Dynon EMS-D10, the sensor kit came with...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,591
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am doing the same. At one point in the past, I...

I am doing the same.

At one point in the past, I had aileron and elevator guts locks that had a peice of metal or plastic that went between the gap and 1/4" aluminum tube covered with plastic tubing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By RV6_flyer
Tailwheel fork wear

It was taking too much rudder pedal movement to make turns in my RV-6. The full swivel locking pin was working correctly but there was lots of movement of the control arm before the wheel would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,829
Posted By RV6_flyer
Took 6.3 hours because of long taxi to take off...

Took 6.3 hours because of long taxi to take off and Wx diversions on way home. Flight planning should have been a tailwind with 4.5 hours flying time direct.

I hope this is not controversial:
Been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By RV6_flyer
There was a MASS ARRIVAL of RV scheduled for this...

There was a MASS ARRIVAL of RV scheduled for this year at 9 AM on Sunday but the field was IFR and ATC would not assign another time slot so they had to arrive solo like everyone else.

When the FFI...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,923
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is an EXPERIMENTAL airplane so you are free to...

It is an EXPERIMENTAL airplane so you are free to try different products or experiment.

I hate splices and will not spice on a new build but will splice a wire for a repair on a flying airplane.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,424
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is very difficult to get a bureaucracy to...

It is very difficult to get a bureaucracy to change, takes a lot of time, and a lot of effort. It is not impossible.

I believe that the additional pilot program and the approval of some of the...
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,817
Posted By RV6_flyer
Airplane and I spent 16-years based, flying, and...

Airplane and I spent 16-years based, flying, and operating out of the hot southwest with more than 2,500 hours flying there.

I did not have issues after the initial problems and fixes 24-years ago. ...
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By RV6_flyer
My experience arriving during but not part of Mass Arrival

Just got home from my 21st time flying into AirVenture Oshkosh. Want to post what I learned on my 21st time for future reference.

Everyone (myself included) typically try to avoid arriving when the...
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,817
Posted By RV6_flyer
2022 AirVenture Oshkosh operating expense

What most RV owners do not want to know but builders may:

Round trip from Charlotte area (NC25) to Oshkosh and back was 12.3 hobbs hours with 94.27 gallons of fuel burned for total expense of...
Forum: Tools 07-28-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,574
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am also near by (NC25) and can do the same...

I am also near by (NC25) and can do the same things as Bill. My RV-6 is flying and I have an RV-8 project. I have almost all the tools that were used to build the RV-6 and purchased additional nice...
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,817
Posted By RV6_flyer
My Favorite photos today

The opening of the airshow today. (07-25-2026)
Flying East to West.

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Flying West to East

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The RV Pilots that flew the 50-ship.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been shutting down both my G5s with...

I have been shutting down both my G5s with avionics switch power off since I have had them. I forget how long but it is more than 6-years.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,817
Posted By RV6_flyer
Airport closure

The airport was closed several times today creating more aircraft in the air waiting to land.

I was playing with setting on my camera and lens trying to perfect settings (mostly shutter speed) to...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 33,817
Posted By RV6_flyer
I sent the AeroWeather Lite...

I sent the AeroWeather Lite (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aeroweather-lite/id288286079) METAR to a friend. It spits out a TEXT message.

I am adding BOLD to the part I want you to read.

--- Insert...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By RV6_flyer
I remember using a capacitor in the P-Lead when I...

I remember using a capacitor in the P-Lead when I had an RMI microMonitor for my engine instrument and it worked great. I was able to change it to the electronic signal that the LASAR ignition...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,314
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using this ^^^^^ with my Bose A20 when I...

Been using this ^^^^^ with my Bose A20 when I fly in other GA certificated aircraft. (can be purchased for a lot less if you shop around)

Got rid of my Lightspeed LEMO headset because it needed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2022, 04:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,170
Posted By RV6_flyer
On local flights where I am not going anywhere, I...

On local flights where I am not going anywhere, I will run 2,100 and 22 inches with a 6 GPH fuel burn and 122 KIAS.

I try not to run more than 3 or 4" over square. The Lycoming power curve chart...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,314
Posted By RV6_flyer
I really have nothing else to add that others...

I really have nothing else to add that others have not said.

I flew for years without LEMO plugs. Batteries were fine. Had a Lightspeed trade up headset that they no longer offer. (I think it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,418
Posted By RV6_flyer
Tell the twins Terri and Jerri that I said hello....

Tell the twins Terri and Jerri that I said hello. I will try to look them up when I am at OSH. I remember them from when I was based at CCB before retirement.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By RV6_flyer
Back in the day before match hole kits, the RV-4...

Back in the day before match hole kits, the RV-4 and RV-6 used a homemade tool to correct the "Wing Rear Spar Ski Jump" where the top wing skin did not come in contact with the FLAP.

Get a piece of...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 103,057
Posted By RV6_flyer
This will be the last time I read this thread...

This will be the last time I read this thread till after I hear more about this cool new airplane directly from the source.

Looking forward to seeing you and your team members again.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By RV6_flyer
Ed: In the past, I also have stayed overnight...

Ed:

In the past, I also have stayed overnight somewhere before flying into OSH.

Iowa City use to have an airplane themed hotel walking distance from the airport. I have stayed there once. They...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,169
Posted By RV6_flyer
I made my own hoses with parts from Van's...

I made my own hoses with parts from Van's Aircraft. Aircraft Spruce also has them.

When I replaced hoses for the engine, I also made my own and used almost all new parts. Yes the fittings are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By RV6_flyer
Red is much harder to see and does not appear as...

Red is much harder to see and does not appear as bright as a white beacon / strobe.

Your operating limitations should say something about night and or IFR operation needing to meet the requirements...
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