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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,678
Posted By rv6ehguy
Hot topic question

Okay hereís a question for the brain trust of Vans Air Force. I was wondering just how hot it gets in the cowl behind the baffle walls in the unpressurized portion of the engine area? I was looking...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,266
Posted By rv6ehguy
Waxed Lacing cord vs TyWraps?

Good day fellow RV aviators,
Iíve never been a fan of the nylon Ty Wraps and prefer to use the waxed lacing cord. I know that you can use the Ty Wraps under the cowling but over time those Tys become...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By rv6ehguy
CHT probe installation?

Good day folks,
I am about to install my CHT probes on my engine. They are the type that screw into the cylinder boss. I was wondering if itís prudent to put a little antisieze compound on the...
Forum: Polishing your RV 10-05-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,983
Posted By rv6ehguy
Thereís a saying amongst pilot/owners of polished aircraft

You own a polished airplane once. Theyíre great to look at. A polished airplane will turn heads on the ramp. I owned a 1958 C172 with original paint for ten years. It took close to 3 years to bring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By rv6ehguy
Another solution

Hereís what I did. Didnít want to take a chance on kinking the fuel line. Always different solutions to the same problem.
John Van Lieshout
RV6A QB 85%
Aerosport Power IO-375M1S 195hp
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By rv6ehguy
bigger belt should work.

Thanks folks. I think a bigger belt is going to work. I have had my cowling on and as I recall, there was plenty of room but I will recheck. I also have room on the swing arm, which is why I thought...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By rv6ehguy
Bigger alternator belt???

Hi folks,
Iím currently installing the baffles on my RV6A build. I had to re-jig my prop governor oil line to fit through the 1Ē drilled hole in my right baffle ramp. Now my alternator gets pushed...
Forum: Reviews 06-11-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By rv6ehguy
Arrow Shout out for Classic Aero Designs!

I would like to put a shout out for Classic Aero Designs and specifically Jeremiah Webster. A number of months ago, I ordered a floor carpet kit for my RV6A. There were a lot of dimension questions,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By rv6ehguy
Closer picture

Hereís a closer view of what Iím looking for.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By rv6ehguy
Looking for these brackets

Hello fellow RVators,
Iím looking to purchase a few of these brackets.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
I think the model number is UMPCO MS9365-11.
I could order directly from UMPCO but I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,080
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,080
Posted By rv6ehguy
How the heck do I torque these nuts

So I have installed my MT prop governor on the back accessory pad of my AeroSport Power IO-375 engine. I have fingered tightened the nuts on the mounting studs but now I need to torque these nuts....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By rv6ehguy
Thanks.

Thank you Paul. I kinda assumed this was the case. Just wanted to make sure.
John Van Lieshout
RV6A QB 85%
AeroSport Power IO-375M1S 195 hp
Garmin G3X touch 2 screen suite
Vertical Power VPX-Pro & PPS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By rv6ehguy
Gasket(s) for prop governor

Hello fellow RVators. Iím hoping the brainstorm here can answer my question. I am mounting my new MT prop governor on my AeroSport Power IO-375 engine. On the accessory pad of the engine is a green...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,234
Posted By rv6ehguy
Plane Power vs B & C alternators

Good day fellow members,
I am hoping that the Airforce brainstorm can help me with my decision.
I am trying to decide which back up alternator to install on my AeroSport Power IO-375 engine hung on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,055
Posted By rv6ehguy
Read the ingredients label

The original Goo Gone contains petroleum distillates. There are other Goo Gone variants out there such as Goo Gone Gel but I am not familiar with these. Read the label on the back. It will list the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,055
Posted By rv6ehguy
Varsol!

The best method I have come across for removing goo and aged tape adhesive from plexiglass is to use Varsol or any mineral spirit and a soft cloth. These products are petroleum distillates along with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By rv6ehguy
Throttle cable help please

Hello Fellow RV builders. I would be in Oshkosh today if it wasnít for this pandemic. Stupid pandemic.
I need a little help choosing my throttle cable for my RV6A with an IO-375 engine. I have...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,050
Posted By rv6ehguy
Free stuff for your project

Hey Joe,
In preparation for your project arriving in Canada, I have a fuselage dolly and a fuselage rotisserie dolly yours for the taking. Take one or both. Located at Oshawa Airport (CYOO)....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,794
Posted By rv6ehguy
So I hung my engine. Now what?

Looks like the I?m on to the cowling. Thanks everyone for your guidance.
John Van Lieshout
RV6A+ 85%
AeroSport Power IO-375M1S (195hp)
Garmin G3X touch 2 screen suite
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,794
Posted By rv6ehguy
So I just hung my engine. Now what???

I would like to pick the brains of all the esteemed builders out there.
I just installed my new engine on my RV6A project with the new and improved engine mount/nose gear and I couldn?t be more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By rv6ehguy
My canoe gets a panel.

Suddenly, I have a lot of time on my hands and I am making great progress on my RV6A project. My panel is finished. After many years of indecision, equipment changes, and improvements, I finally...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,296
Posted By rv6ehguy
Proximity switch

Maybe a proximity or sensor switch mounted on the windshield roll bar to detect a magnet or ferrous metal in place of the aluminum latch? I would stay away from mounting any kind of switch on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,296
Posted By rv6ehguy
Proximity switch

Maybe a proximity or sensor switch mounted on the windshield roll bar to detect a magnet or ferrous metal in place of the aluminum latch? I would stay away from mounting any kind of switch on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-25-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,296
Posted By rv6ehguy
Check Vans Documents

Hey Michael,
As a starting point, download the G3X Touch Canopy Warning Read-Me file from the general downloads section of the Vans website. Lots of useful information and ideals for the warning...
Forum: Canada 11-07-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,247
Posted By rv6ehguy
Pre close inspection

After your letter of intent,
You will have to get a pre-determination approval from your MD-RA that your build kit follows the 51% rule. In the case of Vans kits, this is more of a formality than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By rv6ehguy
Beringer main wheels with Matco brake pistons?

Good evening Van's Air Force brain trust,
Is any one out there using Beringer's wheels and brake calipers with Matco brake pistons, Cleveland calipers, and brake lines provided in the Van's kit? What...
Forum: Reviews 07-20-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,245
Posted By rv6ehguy
Kudos for Tom too!

If you look up customer service in the dictionary, you will find Tom's picture.
I had TS Flightlines manufacture some very specific fuel and brake lines for my RV6A cabin. Both flexible and rigid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,847
Posted By rv6ehguy
#60359

I received my RV6A QB kit in April 2000. Working on it ever since. I can't get to it every day but almost every weekend. I get shaky when I am away from my project for more than a few days. I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,686
Posted By rv6ehguy
any hotel recommendations for S&F

Good evening Fellow RVators,
I am planning to visit Sun & Fun next month and I was hoping for any hotel recommendations near Lakeland Airport. Also, are there any hotels that provide shuttle service...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,064
Posted By rv6ehguy
Don't think the trigger is the problem

Randy,
Sounds like the main rotor in the drill needs to be cleaned and lubricated. A couple of things you can do until this. Try increasing psi or with the trigger depressed, manually turn the chuck...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-08-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,478
Posted By rv6ehguy
I know about this flight

This was the flight that I was referring to, in my earlier post. Dimitri is currently in Greece. I am trying to get in contact with him so that he can give us details. I think Galin has to be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-05-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,478
Posted By rv6ehguy
It's already happened!

Sorry to pop everyone's bubble here, but I believe a Canadian homebuilt Seawind went into Varadero about 10 years ago. I will get details and report back.
John Van Lieshout
RV6A QB 85%
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,232
Posted By rv6ehguy
thanks

Thank you everyone for your quick replies to my question. This place is a mountain of information. Cheers.
John Van Lieshout
wz_bang@hotmail.com wz(underscore)bang(at)hotmail(dot)com
RV6A 85%
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,232
Posted By rv6ehguy
Is an electric primer needed for a fuel injection?

Good evening fellow RVators,
I am just planning the switches I will need for my panel build. A while back, someone told me that I would not require an electric primer for my fuel injected engine. Can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,884
Posted By rv6ehguy
Me too

Hey Tom,
Would you mind sending me that pdf file too. Thanks.
wz_bang@hotmail.com wz(underscore)bang(at)hotmail(dot)com
John Van Lieshout
RV6A 85%
Aerosport IO-375
C-FMYM (reserved)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,988
Posted By rv6ehguy
Would like attend this course

Good day all,
I would like to take this course. A northeast locale in the fall would be my preference but really I will take anything available.
John Van Lieshout
RV6A QB 85%
Aerosport Power IO-375...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,607
Posted By rv6ehguy
more pics coming soon.

Sure thing Tom.
I can't get to the hangar till the end of the week. I will take pictures of the tail / rotisserie connection and post them here. Cheers.
John Van Lieshout
RV6A QB 80%
Toronto,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,607
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,607
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,607
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,607
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,607
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,607
Posted By rv6ehguy
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-01-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,607
Posted By rv6ehguy
From the - Over engineered, over built department...

Earlier in the year, I finally bit the bullet and made myself a rotisserie for my RV6A. Almost right away, I asked myself why I didn't do this years ago? It makes working on the fuselage so much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,822
Posted By rv6ehguy
suggestions for location of remote transponder

Good evening RVators,
Has anyone installed a Garmin GTX 23ES transponder or any other remote transponder in their RVs. I am looking for suggestions or recommendations from your experiences. Right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,278
Posted By rv6ehguy
ELT antenna inside sliding canopy???

Good evening fellow RVators,
I am thinking about installing my 406 ELT antenna inside the sliding canopy of my RV. Has anyone out there followed this path? I would appreciate your observations,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,193
Posted By rv6ehguy
Why not ABF?

Can I ask why not ABF? Did you have a bad experience?
John V.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,193
Posted By rv6ehguy
Shipping/Freight recommendations

Good day fellow RVators,
Can anyone recommend a shipping or freight company? I have an engine that I need to ship from Buffalo to California. Thanks.
John Van Lieshout
RV6A QB 85%
C-FMYM (reserved)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By rv6ehguy
Van's AHRS mount in a RV-6A

Good day fellow members,
Is there anyone out there that has used Van's AHRS kit in a RV6? I know the kit is meant for a 7 or 9 but I was wondering if the kit can still be used in a 6 with...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-07-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,689
Posted By rv6ehguy
Southwest travel advice

Good day fellow RVators,
A friend and I are planning a flying trip to some of the southwestern states in mid-September. We are planning to visit Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Does...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,663
Posted By rv6ehguy
Pairing Skyview with a G3X

Good day everyone.
I purchased a 10" Skyview this past Oshkosh and I was thinking of backing it up with a Garmin G3X. I originally wanted to install a second 7" Skyview with another ADHRS and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,384
Posted By rv6ehguy
Leave it alone

Leave it alone and don't atempt to repair this problem. These are stress fractures and may or may not grow beyond what you have here. I guarantee if you add any kind of liquid, chemical or glue to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-14-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,922
Posted By rv6ehguy
new skirt braces now standard.

Hi John,
When did you get your canopy?
I recieved my RV6A finishing kit early 2007. By then, Van's canopy frame was equipped with square tubing for the side skirts. Also the new C-791 canopy skirt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,095
Posted By rv6ehguy
Can I put a IO-390 in a RV-6A?

I need some advice for an engine installation in a RV6A. I can get my hands on a new Barrett IO-390 for a song. I am not sure if this engine will fit on my kit. I understand this engine is identical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,447
Posted By rv6ehguy
Cool Hartzell prop advice?

Can anyone help me? I am in a position to purchase a Hartzell constant speed prop at a bargain price. The model is C2YK-1BF / F7666A-2. This prop is 74" in diameter and is 2 inches longer than most...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,216
Posted By rv6ehguy
rv6ehguy

A couple of years ago, I complied with Van's Service Bulletin instructing to change old nose gears to new stronger nose gears or to do ongoing inspections for cracks. I changed the nose gear.
I've...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By rv6ehguy
rv6ehguy

I ordered my rv6a finishing kit in late November shortly after Van's announced price increases for 2007. My box is due to leave Van's this week.

John Van Lieshout
RV6A - about to mate wings to...
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