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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Dan 57
Why don’t you use the “recently” made available...

Why don’t you use the “recently” made available paperclip function? Works pretty good.
As for myself, owning and operating a fine RV, running my own site for $120/year (with my own image hosting) is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2022, 02:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,920
Posted By Dan 57
Well, sincerely hope your assembling (quick...

Well, sincerely hope your assembling (quick built, right?) will progress rapidly. The biggest asset in “building” it yourself is the ability to customize it from the onset to make it yours :)

What...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-01-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By Dan 57
Yep, and nothing beats real life...

Yep, and nothing beats real life experience...
January 3rd, 2008, con rod failure on my Falco #1. An exciting ROD with a windmilling prop... luckily my guardian angels were working overtime, thank...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-01-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Dan 57
I think the OP made his point about his...

I think the OP made his point about his philosophy pretty clear...

I'll keep following this thread since my ageing (good I'm not the only one ;)) VM1000 will, sooner or later, need...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,594
Posted By Dan 57
That’s my kind of panel, void of any unnecessary...

That’s my kind of panel, void of any unnecessary B$ :D
Looks to be a clean machine, won’t last long at this price…
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-27-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,303
Posted By Dan 57
same config as Sam points out to above… the most...

same config as Sam points out to above… the most precise fuel indics I’ve had on any airplane :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,227
Posted By Dan 57
Ain't RV-8 specific though... Vans discourages...

Ain't RV-8 specific though... Vans discourages snaps in any RV.
Re tail slides, it is one of the figures thought of provoking cracks in the skins of the elevator and rudder...

I sure don't wanna...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,362
Posted By Dan 57
just noticed your query now David... :o AFAIK...

just noticed your query now David... :o

AFAIK the Pump Kit comprises a Holley 12-927 pump, data in the chart. I have not timed the transfer times, but they were about 4 minutes to refill the 3/4...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-22-2022, 06:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 45,031
Posted By Dan 57
Nice grin Paul :) The more so enduring the...

Nice grin Paul :)
The more so enduring the frustration… nice seeing you forging ahead.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 12:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By Dan 57
I’ll join in for the congrats, thanks, and best...

I’ll join in for the congrats, thanks, and best wishes!

PS
Nice being able to retire in your 50s in the US ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,863
Posted By Dan 57
+1 on gasman's instructions :) Having had the...

+1 on gasman's instructions :)

Having had the great pleasure of replacing my pump on a certain field in UT a few months ago, I can vouch on the method as described. And wished Vlad or John would...
Forum: RV-3 11-15-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,911
Posted By Dan 57
This is what Gustavo has been doing by using the...

This is what Gustavo has been doing by using the very popular, in Europe, navigation app SkyDemon.
Looking at his flight, though not flown on a triangular or quadrangular course, it reflects the low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,674
Posted By Dan 57
Inmotion P1F, see...

Inmotion P1F, see https://www.myinmotion.com/products/inmotion-p1-mini-e-bike in the US.
I've had mine for a couple of years, and still happy with it. Top speed is correct on a flat no wind surface,...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2022, 04:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dan 57
No problem at all... in opposition to mechanical...

No problem at all... in opposition to mechanical instruments, they don't tumble.

Now this is your machine, and we will respect your tastes and whatever the panel will be when done :)
And I therefore...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,674
Posted By Dan 57
Using the first one on the picture, as it folds...

Using the first one on the picture, as it folds nicely, and fits nicely across my luggage compartment... the one in the back does not.
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2022, 01:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,964
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for your report Keith. It matches exactly...

Thanks for your report Keith.
It matches exactly all the cases of sticking valves as found and experienced by many, and myself, on other engines such as 360s, 320s, etc.

This sticking valve problem...
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Dan 57
Well, my humble experience on the -8 says...

Well, my humble experience on the -8 says otherwise…
Forum: RV-4 11-12-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dan 57
wonder if these standby instruments are still...

wonder if these standby instruments are still necessary... if in clouds, the only vital thing is a horizon, outta clouds no instruments work good if one learned to fly rear seat, on a J-3 Cub, with a...
Forum: Safety 11-12-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 43,870
Posted By Dan 57
Well, I witnessed first hand some of those nicely...

Well, I witnessed first hand some of those nicely bent -14 rudders at KOSH this Summer. Not being an Engineer, I would of course not pronounce myself...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 11-11-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,565
Posted By Dan 57
Spot on analysis Carl!

Spot on analysis Carl!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By Dan 57
-6.9, eye to eye with Mt. Denali at 20.5Kft :D

-6.9, eye to eye with Mt. Denali at 20.5Kft :D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-11-2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,591
Posted By Dan 57
As an add on, regarding the frequency of...

As an add on, regarding the frequency of inspection for the P-Mag, the manual states: Annual or 100 Hr. Inspection (whichever comes first).
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-10-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,591
Posted By Dan 57
I would like to thank the OP, Jim, for having...

I would like to thank the OP, Jim, for having this thread (which, as an aside, he could close anytime by himself, being the OP ;)).

We are evaluating resparking the -8 from mags to any better...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,287
Posted By Dan 57
Generous offer Dave, thanks. One way would be to...

Generous offer Dave, thanks.
One way would be to use a Dropbox, of which you could publish the link here for anyone interested to download.

Now I would think the mods could delete this very thread,...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 11-09-2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By Dan 57
the report is an interesting read, thanks for the...

the report is an interesting read, thanks for the link.

"Flutter speed variation can be affected by the pressure on the rudder pedals, the centre of mass of the control surface or free play in a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-09-2022, 01:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,287
Posted By Dan 57
Posting Rules: "Posts should not contain a single...

Posting Rules:
"Posts should not contain a single molecule of anything even remotely resembling politics."
Forum: Safety 11-09-2022, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By Dan 57
Terrible stuff :eek: Also makes me wonder how...

Terrible stuff :eek:
Also makes me wonder how many of those Frankenstein are actually in operation…

And now one better understands why some very knowledgeable RV people don’t do pre-buys anymore....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,351
Posted By Dan 57
the problem seems to be that there are no real...

the problem seems to be that there are no real hard rules. Finding a broken in engine with no sign of glazing is rather seldom.

The O-360 on my steed has 1'400 SOH, rust, some glazing, yet the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,108
Posted By Dan 57
And it's Rivian driver as well, all is good ;)

And it's Rivian driver as well, all is good ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,108
Posted By Dan 57
hey Vlad, thought it was already installed,...

hey Vlad, thought it was already installed, change of plans then?
Forum: RV-4 11-06-2022, 01:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dan 57
The spar caps are made of multiple layers, thick...

The spar caps are made of multiple layers, thick and thin. The close tolerance bolts holding the joining plates are normally, and should be, hard to install or remove. If you have to hammer them out,...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,964
Posted By Dan 57
yeah Vlad, I think we had just the right amount...

yeah Vlad, I think we had just the right amount of MMO that day, no sticking valve at all :D

PS
And a day I’ll sure never forget…
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,964
Posted By Dan 57
… and what is the recommended personal intake a...

… and what is the recommended personal intake a day?
Forum: RV-4 11-04-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dan 57
well, others might disagree, but yes, one...

well, others might disagree, but yes, one normally battles... it's not the pulling out of the wings per se, but getting all the bolts out. The close tolerance ones have to hold pretty good, and they...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,964
Posted By Dan 57
Not wanting to impede on a IO-390 thread, but I...

Not wanting to impede on a IO-390 thread, but I can share the following: I had my share of sticking valves as well: a couple on smaller Continentals, then on a O-320, and now on my O-360.
Using...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,013
Posted By Dan 57
+1 on your post Sam! ... and my very thoughts...

+1 on your post Sam!



... and my very thoughts as well :)
Forum: RV-4 11-03-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dan 57
:D I think you can still go pretty cheap using...

:D

I think you can still go pretty cheap using glass:
- I upgraded my steed with 2 experimental Garmin G5s, and those were pretty cheap methinks. Of course, adding my GNX375 upped the total price of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Dan 57
Yep, I did not think about continental...

Yep, I did not think about continental differences... and not a trivial question for anybody interested in TBOs.

We could even divide the times into 3 categories: ground time running, block to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,013
Posted By Dan 57
And, lest we forget, the most numerous by far...

And, lest we forget, the most numerous by far :)

As far as mine is concerned, the belt is 17 years / 1'400hrs old, and will be replaced, a major PIA with a 3 bladed CSP, upon taking the prop off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By Dan 57
normally yes, taken either from the Hobbs with a...

normally yes, taken either from the Hobbs with a ground/flight switch if so equipped, or times as recorded either automatically by any system, or by hand :)
Forum: RV-4 11-03-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,316
Posted By Dan 57
Congrats on your acquisition! Wishing you the...

Congrats on your acquisition!

Wishing you the best to make it yours, did the same on my present mount... it is rewarding as well, and well quicker than building :)
Running thru all the bulletins on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,717
Posted By Dan 57
Careful about that. The seller of those, friendly...

Careful about that. The seller of those, friendly Greg, showed me a sheared-off example which happened exactly in the way you describe. And it ain't warranty covered.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,717
Posted By Dan 57
yep, I have I set. And the BigScrews held pretty...

yep, I have I set.
And the BigScrews held pretty good during that storm during AirVenture last summer, though my baby was probably shaded from the strongest gusts in the westerly part of row 402...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-02-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By Dan 57
it ain’t always the bearings… the original Vans...

it ain’t always the bearings… the original Vans wheel had a softer and higher rubber tire than the low weight my bird is sporting now.
The noise of course gets more pronounced when taxiing over some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,690
Posted By Dan 57
yep, a good read. And nicely sits amongst some...

yep, a good read.
And nicely sits amongst some other distinguished aviators on my coffee table: inspiration and dreams :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,063
Posted By Dan 57
Mmmmh, were you able to buy those commercially,...

Mmmmh, were you able to buy those commercially, and if yes any reference, thanks.

Otherwise I'll dust off my lathe, good exercise :)


PS
Pity I missed you during my short stay at K74S on July 4th,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,690
Posted By Dan 57
Yes, I would have guessed that ;) It still is a...

Yes, I would have guessed that ;)

It still is a pretty nifty chart, and thanks for that ER ref, one never stops learning (the more so when the forgetting accelerates…).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,690
Posted By Dan 57
Interesting threads ladies & gentlemen...

Interesting threads ladies & gentlemen :)

They’ve been quite a few RTWs flying RVs already, and I don’t recall any of them flew at speeds this low. In any case the probably longest crossing,...
Forum: Tools 10-26-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Dan 57
Forget Europe ;) You wanna build an aircraft,...

Forget Europe ;)
You wanna build an aircraft, this is gonna be expensive... probably more than what you are planning for, and also take longer... ever heard of the factor 3 rule? Multiply building...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-26-2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,232
Posted By Dan 57
Lessons I will take away from the report: - think...

Lessons I will take away from the report:
- think even more before relinquishing the controls to a young and very inexperienced pilot
- the altitude above oneself is as useless as the fuel left in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Dan 57
and there’s more than one guy under that...

and there’s more than one guy under that “G3xpert” here.

One thing about that app though, it is pretty much dated… I’ve used it about 6 months ago for some refresher training prior to my NAT...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-21-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By Dan 57
ADSB traffic 2’400ft higher, and climbing (up...

ADSB traffic 2’400ft higher, and climbing (up arrow) :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By Dan 57
Not catastrophic, but yes, cause for concern. The...

Not catastrophic, but yes, cause for concern. The oil consumption is also, though not excessive, quite high.
Agree with Mickey’s good recommendations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,157
Posted By Dan 57
All very interesting stuff, thanks for the...

All very interesting stuff, thanks for the feedback Larry.

I've now flown >1'000 hrs behind my 1'400 since overhaul O-360. And since I've logged the data, the spreadsheet demonstrates nicely the...
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,163
Posted By Dan 57
and I would, not that many here care at all, add...

and I would, not that many here care at all, add environmental concern, as another item gets re-used multiple times iso just being discarded :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-16-2022, 04:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,816
Posted By Dan 57
good remark by mike re the offset. Though I would...

good remark by mike re the offset. Though I would hope "they" thought about it when going Super.

I have little experience in both, a standard DHC-1, and the -8.
To get in/out you can grab the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By Dan 57
Hi Paul, thanks. Nope, no drone flying for me...

Hi Paul, thanks.

Nope, no drone flying for me thanks… I’m the autopilot alright :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2022, 03:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By Dan 57
The Homebuilt Pavilion sure was the highlight of...

The Homebuilt Pavilion sure was the highlight of AirVenture for me. You could walk in anytime and meet old or new friends :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,676
Posted By Dan 57
Yep, sympathetic with that, did the same a few...

Yep, sympathetic with that, did the same a few years ago ;)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-09-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By Dan 57
Funny thing Hermann, just finished rereading your...

Funny thing Hermann, just finished rereading your very nice 2019 tour book. It sure was another inspirational asset :)

And a look at your statistics shows quite a few similarities, the most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,676
Posted By Dan 57
Kyle, that's been replaced by the -8 tail......

Kyle, that's been replaced by the -8 tail... well, about 20 years ago :)

PS
Yes, for the -6 :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-07-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,321
Posted By Dan 57
YLL on Tour… Europe - North America - Europe by RV-6.9

Well, the story is in the title already, the rest in this FREE PDF BLOOK:
https://www.aerofun.ch/yll-on-tour....html

http://www.aerofun.ch/images/cover-375.jpg

Tidbits:
Timeframe: June 20 until...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-06-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,923
Posted By Dan 57
as always... remedy is one thing, source another.

as always... remedy is one thing, source another.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,946
Posted By Dan 57
Shoes are not very important here... For TW,...

Shoes are not very important here...
For TW, underwear is paramount as they are very dangerous beasts.

Everybody take it easy out there :p
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