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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-26-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,265
Posted By rv6n6r
Thanks to this forum I was made aware of the...

Thanks to this forum I was made aware of the Black Friday deal and ordered some Aeroshell W-100 saving $25 in discounts and shipping.

And given that it's fund-drive time, it seems appropriate to to...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By rv6n6r
I briefly considered the same thing when I was...

I briefly considered the same thing when I was building my -6, but I quickly realized it was unnecessary weight and complexity just so I could avoid committing to one or the other. In the end I built...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By rv6n6r
On my -6 I have an oversized pin, tapered a fair...

On my -6 I have an oversized pin, tapered a fair ways back (sander & scotch-brite wheel) where the bend is sharpest. As I recall that was in the plans but it may have been something other builders...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,194
Posted By rv6n6r
My most recent third class cost $125.

My most recent third class cost $125.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By rv6n6r
On mine (180 dynafocal), it sagged 1/4" or so...

On mine (180 dynafocal), it sagged 1/4" or so since I last replaced the mounts a few hundred hours ago; if there was an angle it wasn't noticeable.
I put one shim (washer) under each of my bottom...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By rv6n6r
Yeah, I don't necessarily disagree since the...

Yeah, I don't necessarily disagree since the Potter-Brumfeld / Tyco etc. CBs which, though they have been standard / approved / blessed on certified A/C forever, are nevertheless stone age technology...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By rv6n6r
Shimmed up my engine which had sagged about 1/4"...

Shimmed up my engine which had sagged about 1/4" over time. I can't wait to see how much faster it goes! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By rv6n6r
My two P-mags are on separate pullable CBs which...

My two P-mags are on separate pullable CBs which I use to test.

As an aside, most of my electronics are on spade fuses except for a few things which are on pullable CBs along the switch row - things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,321
Posted By rv6n6r
RV-6, same thing ever since built 20 years ago....

RV-6, same thing ever since built 20 years ago. Also another -6 I flew before that. Not always, just depends on how much of a throttle back, speed, etc. I've always assumed it was coming around into...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,815
Posted By rv6n6r
Sorry if I wasn't clear. I wasn't blaming the...

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I wasn't blaming the battery, was simply responding to the question. I personally have no beef with Odyssey batteries, I ran them reliably for a long time with only the one...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,815
Posted By rv6n6r
I had an early failure of an Odyssey several...

I had an early failure of an Odyssey several years back (no smoke), was told is was probably a shorted cell as I recall. Fortunately close to home base so I wasn't AOG.

I've seen a few reports over...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-14-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,815
Posted By rv6n6r
It's not a dummy light like in your car, there...

It's not a dummy light like in your car, there are 7 blink rates indicating different conditions including cells not balanced, overvoltage, high battery temperature, etc. Some are purely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,232
Posted By rv6n6r
Pro tip: when doing an update of your USB or data...

Pro tip: when doing an update of your USB or data card, ignore the messages in the text box that say things like Update Completed, and instead just wait for all the balls to turn green. I spent a lot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By rv6n6r
The Advanced Flight Systems 5600 can remote tune...

The Advanced Flight Systems 5600 can remote tune the SL-30 including frequencies, OBS and flip-flop. Don't know if it can handle all the functions however (probably not).
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,438
Posted By rv6n6r
For some reason the SL-30 seems to be a favorite...

For some reason the SL-30 seems to be a favorite for scammers, based on previous reports and some other suspicious posts I've seen along the way.

In light of this, it seems worthwhile to remind...
Forum: Primers 11-07-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By rv6n6r
As others have said, this Q has been discussed...

As others have said, this Q has been discussed ad-nauseum on the site. But I don't think I've ever offered my .02 so I will do so now :D

I live in the pacific north-wet so it made sense for me to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By rv6n6r
A couple of articles that might be...

A couple of articles that might be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,815
Posted By rv6n6r
I'm confused by this. If the battery has a...

I'm confused by this. If the battery has a failure that is indicated by a light, wouldn't you ground the plane until it can be fixed or replaced? It sounds like you're saying you wanted to treat it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,800
Posted By rv6n6r
Spruce lets you have more than one cart that...

Spruce lets you have more than one cart that remain persistent over logins, and I have had multiple carts loaded up and left them sitting many many times without anything like this. I suspect it's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,213
Posted By rv6n6r
The question is not so much certified vs...

The question is not so much certified vs experimental, it's what is the right plane for what you want to do. If that is to fly something with a fantastic balance of high performance, low speed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-30-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By rv6n6r
If you get a -6 (not -6A) make sure the engine...

If you get a -6 (not -6A) make sure the engine mount has the gusset mod at the bottom intersection where the landing gear tubes come into the engine mount, to prevent cracks from forming there due to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,883
Posted By rv6n6r
Here:...

Here: https://download.aopa.org/advocacy/2021/SE01966WI_AML-Amd1.pdf?_ga=2.159977332.892473446.1635532512-1611349213.1635532512

I have an O-360-A1A on my -6, and it's not on there. What gives, I...
Forum: GPS 10-17-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By rv6n6r
Good to know. Since those are typically just...

Good to know.
Since those are typically just standard sized batteries soldered in and packaged with the proprietary circuitry, they can probably be refurbished by a place like Batteries Plus,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-29-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 16,778
Posted By rv6n6r
My experience with multiple PC-680s over time has...

My experience with multiple PC-680s over time has been good, I've had three or four of them in my RV-6 over 21 years. But when my last one needed replacing about 6 months ago I decided to go the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By rv6n6r
Agreed. In the pic you can see the nut for the...

Agreed. In the pic you can see the nut for the rod end bearing which is on the outboard plate that rivets to the spar -- in the std. build sequence that gets done before the skin is riveted on. Which...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-25-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By rv6n6r
Good to know I'm not the only one. I have about...

Good to know I'm not the only one. I have about 800 hrs on my right emag, so far so good even though it has gone above 200 degrees. I did ditch the dots and got some 3 point temperature strips from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,078
Posted By rv6n6r
Retrofitting a salvaged elevator is going to be...

Retrofitting a salvaged elevator is going to be problematic. There are no prepunched holes on the -6 / -6A so the rod end bearings and control horn are never going to match up exactly between any two...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,895
Posted By rv6n6r
It does but longer... here's a pic, thread length...

It does but longer... here's a pic, thread length is 3/8".
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,895
Posted By rv6n6r
Hey, I've been looking everywhere for that screw!

Hey, I've been looking everywhere for that screw!
Forum: Oregon 09-20-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By rv6n6r
+1 for Sun River. Land at the airport, grab a...

+1 for Sun River. Land at the airport, grab a free bike from behind the FBO, ride less than 1/2 mile to the marina, rent a kayak and float 6 miles down the incredible Deschutes River, take the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,500
Posted By rv6n6r
Adding second Emag and modifying the panel labels

I've been running a Pmag on the right side with the old magneto remaining on the left for many years now, and I finally decided to dump the left mag and put a Pmag on that side as well. So that was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-15-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,279
Posted By rv6n6r
+1 Gloves. I like Thicksters...

+1

Gloves. I like Thicksters (https://www.amazon.com/SAS-Thickster-Textured-Safety-Gloves/dp/B007VTR5WY/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=thickster+gloves&qid=1631722357&sr=8-3) - latex but thicker, can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By rv6n6r
Thanks. Yes I usually have lead balls in some of...

Thanks. Yes I usually have lead balls in some of the spark plugs which I clean out at annual or whenever they are out.

Is this something to be concerned about and addressed? I try to lean pretty...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By rv6n6r
White checking on exhaust valve mating surfaces

O-360 A1A, ~1600 hrs. What's the white checking on the mating surfaces? I only see this on the exhaust valve on one cylinder. Everything else seems fine, no asymmetric pattern or green on the valve...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,992
Posted By rv6n6r
Makes zero difference on my -6.

Makes zero difference on my -6.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By rv6n6r
Could be thread drift but while I was building my...

Could be thread drift but while I was building my plane, I got into a 5-way partnership in a 1960s Citabria; three RV guts and another two who just wanted to fly on the cheap. It was a good way to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By rv6n6r
A plug that worn should also be checked for...

A plug that worn should also be checked for resistance, per this (https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2015/03/19/champion-from-denial-to-acceptance/). Or really, any plug when removed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,416
Posted By rv6n6r
Oval center electrode, gap looks to be out of...

Oval center electrode, gap looks to be out of spec.
I would start with a new plug and check it again no less than 50 hours, assuming no bad mag drops or anything.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-31-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,492
Posted By rv6n6r
Ordered 12 along with a P-mag and lightspeed...

Ordered 12 along with a P-mag and lightspeed headsets so yeah that whole free shipping thing is pretty well covered :D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,492
Posted By rv6n6r
Just another data point - I just ordered some...

Just another data point - I just ordered some BR8ES-3961 NGKs from Aircraft Spruce, $2.65 (vs $2.99 from NAPA). Presumably ACS is reliable with respect to counterfeits!
Forum: COMM 08-30-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By rv6n6r
Works!

In case anyone's keeping track, this appears to have been the problem! I just pulled the leads off the (old 4A Radio Shack) power supply and put them on a new fully charged aircraft battery and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By rv6n6r
Don't you mean, the seat cushion interferes with...

Don't you mean, the seat cushion interferes with the control stick? :D

I had a guy custom make my cushions and there was interference; I insisted that he modify them. You may rarely if ever use full...
Forum: COMM 08-22-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By rv6n6r
Good one I'll check it. I checked the power...

Good one I'll check it. I checked the power supply and it's rated at 4A. I don't know what the radio draws during txmit but it specifies a 7.5A fuse so hmm.

Whatever the result, thanks everyone for...
Forum: COMM 08-21-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By rv6n6r
Definitely tested that (with...

Definitely tested that (with ohm-meter)

Ditto

Vertical is 23", counterpoise are 25" each. Should be close enough? I calculated it for 122.9 MHz.

One odd thing is that if I put an ohmmeter between...
Forum: COMM 08-20-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By rv6n6r
Just some 12v power supply I had laying...

Just some 12v power supply I had laying around.

Sorry I mean the shielded wiring with the exception of the antenna.

For testing yes, as is the handheld I'm testing it with. Problem? I did try an...
Forum: COMM 08-19-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By rv6n6r
DIY base station COM radio question

I have an old COM radio I'm trying to use as a base station in my hangar (to listen to RVs flying in = RV related :D) which I wired to use with an aviation headset or speaker / microphone. I made up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,908
Posted By rv6n6r
No need to be self-conscious, mine can take that...

No need to be self-conscious, mine can take that long, as I like to take my time and not wear myself out spending long consecutive days at it, and always do some preventive maintenance. Besides if...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,002
Posted By rv6n6r
NOT a scam

Sorry to hear about this and I understand your frustration. But for someone to call "scam" based on a communication gap is unfair and potentially damaging. Lots of companies are encountering...
Forum: Oregon 07-26-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By rv6n6r
Seaside OR Airport Fly-in (56S) September 18 2021

Mark your Calendars for the Seaside Municipal Airport Fly-In BBQ / Open House September 18 2021!

This is your classic small town fly-in event and usually brings more RVs than anything since a)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,495
Posted By rv6n6r
Sent request on 7/18 via email, received the...

Sent request on 7/18 via email, received the signed LODA today 7/26, signed by someone at the Louisville FSDO. (I'm in the NW / PDX FSDO region).
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,334
Posted By rv6n6r
AND the wire on the starter itself to the...

AND the wire on the starter itself to the starter-mounted solenoid. AND the crimps not just the terminals. On my SkyTec starter I had a bad crimp on that short wire that caused a similar problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By rv6n6r
Don't cut corners

I would say, do NOT cut corners trying to make things simple with respect to lease or sub-lease agreements. Handshakes are wonderful things, until they're not. I can't stress enough the importance of...
Forum: Autopilots 07-11-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By rv6n6r
Same issue with AFS Pilot / DigiFlight II

I have an AFS pilot (TruTrak DigiFlight II) and very occasionally have had the same thing happen, maybe five times in 800 hours. Good to know about the startup / stationary thing; I'll pay attention...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,960
Posted By rv6n6r
I agree about FAA being a convenient whipping boy...

I agree about FAA being a convenient whipping boy much of the time. But sometimes they really do things that make no sense and this is one of those times. Responding to a problem that was created by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,960
Posted By rv6n6r
Safety

It will be interesting (not in a good way) to see if there is a spike in E-AB accidents around this time. It seems inevitable given that there will be a period, however temporary, when timely E-AB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,960
Posted By rv6n6r
EAA is encouraging pilots to wait until they need...

EAA is encouraging pilots to wait until they need it before applying in order to avoid a backlog. But how long do we expect it to take for a LODA to be issued? I would expect most folks to be looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,960
Posted By rv6n6r
The bottom of the EAA article now has this...

The bottom of the EAA article now has this correction: This story was updated to reflect that either the owner/operator of the aircraft or instructor can have the LODA, as long as one person in the...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,731
Posted By rv6n6r
But not underneath. There's a lot down there you...

But not underneath. There's a lot down there you still can't get to from the top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,855
Posted By rv6n6r
Haha my version: Every two day condition...

Haha my version: Every two day condition inspection is one engine mount crack away from becoming a two month ordeal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,397
Posted By rv6n6r
It's an RV (-6) and my first name is Randall. So...

It's an RV (-6) and my first name is Randall. So when I was able to procure N6R I was pretty stoked! Long story how I managed to get it (Pat Hatch, you reading this?)

There is a minor downside which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,480
Posted By rv6n6r
Just a voice of support if you have a crack... I...

Just a voice of support if you have a crack... I had cracks in my RV-6 engine mount after 1400 hrs some of it on pretty rough "landing areas". Removal, stripping, welding (including reinforcing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,430
Posted By rv6n6r
Also pay attention to those caps. They have an...

Also pay attention to those caps. They have an o-ring that helps in case the valve stem core fails and starts leaking. I've seen it happen: valve core failed and no cap (or maybe bad o-ring - I can't...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-18-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 611,646
Posted By rv6n6r
At Vernonia

Was out tooling around today and decided to stop at Vernonia to say hi to Mike. I turned around and saw that my parking spot was a perfect setting on that nice little airstrip, had to snap a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,291
Posted By rv6n6r
Check out the OPs sig - he lives in earthquake...

Check out the OPs sig - he lives in earthquake country.
Where I am in the Pacific Nortthwest quakes are relatively rare but still that's why I chock mine.
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