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Forum: The RV Grin Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Dan 57
Guess Ed should know that already ;):D

Guess Ed should know that already ;):D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,898
Posted By Dan 57
Easy, drill some holes for safety wire...

Easy, drill some holes for safety wire :)

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1604717&postcount=13
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-06-2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for that piece Smokey :cool: I well...

Thanks for that piece Smokey :cool:

I well remember reading that article of yours in the paper RVator… man was I avidly reading and rereading those whilst building my -4…

The highlight of the RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By Dan 57
My new Argentinian friends and site neighbors, in...

My new Argentinian friends and site neighbors, in their white RV-7, LV-X610, wanted to perform a 100h inspection right on their spot in HBC… knowing of the Emergency Repair station, I took them...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,074
Posted By Dan 57
... and the next one is just stay home, nice and...

... and the next one is just stay home, nice and safe :D
or finally park your beloved beauty into the wind...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,074
Posted By Dan 57
not only was this -14A built to perfection (at...

not only was this -14A built to perfection (at least to my tender eyes), but those nice 3D printed locks held good :)
Maybe a simple piece of padded aluminum angle tied to the elevator hinges would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 06:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,601
Posted By Dan 57
Feeling for you Jim, and happy about the outcome...

Feeling for you Jim, and happy about the outcome :)

The best advice I was given whilst camping at Johnson Creek the week before, was to get to OSH no later Thursday nite, no later than 7:30…

The...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,074
Posted By Dan 57
Yes, there was plenty. I was in the middle of...

Yes, there was plenty. I was in the middle of line 403, and people in the known were already talking about a storm line brewing west.
Mid or early afternoon there were loudspeaker announcements that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,242
Posted By Dan 57
left Friday morning, northeastward… a somewhat...

left Friday morning, northeastward… a somewhat longer route home than some :D

Thanks for pictures (and the rest!) Mickey :cool:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 10:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,625
Posted By Dan 57
Went around… of those mostly exposed RVs, all the...

Went around… of those mostly exposed RVs, all the ones having the rudder TE held by an angle linked to both sides of the HS held. Same for the ones having padded strings slung on the VS/rudder.

Most...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,625
Posted By Dan 57
Same here… still don’t understand why 99% of the...

Same here… still don’t understand why 99% of the HBC aircraft park tail into wind, i.e. tails West, when prevailing strong winds are westerlies… every year :confused:
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-24-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Dan 57
Great trip you guys are doing! Happy to have you...

Great trip you guys are doing! Happy to have you as neighbors on the Oshkosh grass here ;)
And a good and safe continuation of your trip :cool:
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,643
Posted By Dan 57
Bought a Big Screw kit from Greg this morning,...

Bought a Big Screw kit from Greg this morning, and I was pretty much assured my 6.9 wouldn’t bulge. Still worried about some other flying aircraft, or tent, or grandma and the kids, landing on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,213
Posted By Dan 57
Already arrived on the sacred grounds… and...

Already arrived on the sacred grounds… and celebrated with my own fluid today ;)
For Monday the distance from HBC looks walkable alright. Both ways :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Dan 57
3. use 24V on the whole ship. Smaller and lighter...

3. use 24V on the whole ship. Smaller and lighter wires, more juice, no step either direction :)
Forum: Midwest 07-19-2022, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,897
Posted By Dan 57
they even show up in SkyDemon :D

they even show up in SkyDemon :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By Dan 57
As Vlad hinted above, a few of us invaded his...

As Vlad hinted above, a few of us invaded his kingdom for a few days, and had a fantastic time… thanks for all Vlad :cool:
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-15-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Dan 57
Flew into Sedona like 3 days ago… you’d be lucky...

Flew into Sedona like 3 days ago… you’d be lucky to find any hangar space, all private.
Good luck!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,551
Posted By Dan 57
Well, this is what I’m doing back home where fuel...

Well, this is what I’m doing back home where fuel is kinda double price of here in the US.
Carson speed for my bird is around 116kts IAS, still gives me like 130kts TAS at 4Kft on 5.5USG. Running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dan 57
continuing my tour, left North Las Vegas for the...

continuing my tour, left North Las Vegas for the Grand Canyon, breakfasted in Sedona, took some shots of the famous crater, strafed a train, and put my bird to rest in Page…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,285
Posted By Dan 57
thought about the X, but a definite no now… a...

thought about the X, but a definite no now… a story about a certain RV-8 having to partially open it’s canopy to let billowing smoke out for an emergency landing :eek:
In the engine compartment,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,082
Posted By Dan 57
Maybe I’ll meet them @ KOSH ;)

Maybe I’ll meet them @ KOSH ;)
Forum: Photography 07-11-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Dan 57
Insta360 mounted in the VS fairing. It has it’s...

Insta360 mounted in the VS fairing. It has it’s own power supply since the battery will not last, the more so in the cold…
Control works pretty good with wifi using the iPad mini :)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,135
Posted By Dan 57
Do I really look like Vlad :confused: ;) PS The...

Do I really look like Vlad :confused:
;)

PS
The “brackets” plates are for the hangers in the hangar back home…
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,135
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for the inspiration Vlad… taken this...

Thanks for the inspiration Vlad… taken this morning at sunrise :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,898
Posted By Dan 57
For those interested in the cleaning procedure,...

For those interested in the cleaning procedure, have a look at that YT from K&P Engineering:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YvsFN3PMRGE


Anybody in the EU could also order from these guys in the UK,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,898
Posted By Dan 57
See above...

See above https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1618175&postcount=11

Works perfect. You can also order one…
Forum: Job Board 07-06-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Dan 57
Sincere congrats Michael, all my thumbs up! Been...

Sincere congrats Michael, all my thumbs up!
Been more than 15 times at Oshkosh (stopped counting a while ago…) myself, and always stood in awe at the organization, and above all, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,898
Posted By Dan 57
Bill has a point here. The picture ain’t RV, but...

Bill has a point here. The picture ain’t RV, but the danger is the same. I just performed a 50h inspection oil change on my steed, and though luckily no metal was found, quite some carbon present....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,898
Posted By Dan 57
For the ones in need of one of those, just...

For the ones in need of one of those, just carefully cut the flange of an old oil filter, and there ya go, free nipple ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,621
Posted By Dan 57
David, I’m using the transfer pump as provided by...

David, I’m using the transfer pump as provided by the Turtle tank. Since my tank sits on the pax seat, I had a long thought thinking gravity could be enough to xfer the fuel. Still, ordered the tank...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,621
Posted By Dan 57
Haven’t read the whole thread and there are, as...

Haven’t read the whole thread and there are, as usual, many different threads all pertaining to the same subject.
I’ve been using my 25USG Turtle tank on most legs of my actual trip, and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-09-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Dan 57
Not adjustable if built according the plans…...

Not adjustable if built according the plans… modify able, like RV things, yes ;)
I’m the same size and have just drilled additional holes in the four link plates on my suspended pedals… this not only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,201
Posted By Dan 57
not at all Mickey, nice picts, and you captured...

not at all Mickey, nice picts, and you captured the nicest RVs on the field, though yours is kinda sitting shy ;)

Enjoyed the same event, and also quickly hopped over to Sweden in Falköping, for the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,919
Posted By Dan 57
all correct on the latest posts, and major thread...

all correct on the latest posts, and major thread drift here, but since you insist ;)

The S15 is also used on many different automobile equipment, hence I ordered mine from ECS Tuning... and there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By Dan 57
never had so little time available since I...

never had so little time available since I retired from the airlines, almost 5 years ago that is ;)
Good thing is I finally got clever on my 2nd wife since she’s much younger than myself and still...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By Dan 57
latter series -6 (aka -6.9) here, as delivered by...

latter series -6 (aka -6.9) here, as delivered by Van's, and built with -8 tail feathers.
Perfect behaviour, PP, counterweight, good looks, what else does one want ;)
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Dan 57
Just bought a BOSE Accessory Kit Headset A20 -...

Just bought a BOSE Accessory Kit Headset A20 - Ear Cushions, Headband, Windscreen, since the lot was getting worn out.
Good value and easy to fit methinks :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,751
Posted By Dan 57
Fly more! Seriously, try to fly as much as...

Fly more!
Seriously, try to fly as much as possible, it will not only hone your skills as a pilot, it will also get you accustomed to turbulence and less sensitive to them.
As when I started flying...
Forum: COMM 05-15-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Dan 57
Question Recording Cockpit Audio with iPhone 12 Mini

The hardware:

aircraft (RV-6.9)
iPhone 12 Mini with lightning connector and voice recording apps installed
right side mike/headphone panel jacks not used as flying solo
Bose A20 bluetooth...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2022, 01:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dan 57
My bolds… sooo, nothing’s changed then...

My bolds… sooo, nothing’s changed then :o



Which are the most useful commodities around here :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-14-2022, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dan 57
"They" work to be able to afford all that stuff...

"They" work to be able to afford all that stuff ;)
Yes, everything is quite expensive around here... and yes, accordingly, wages are generally higher. Taxes on the other hand are probably the...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-06-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,949
Posted By Dan 57
of all the RVs the -4 sure gives the largest grin...

of all the RVs the -4 sure gives the largest grin :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By Dan 57
Affected 50%… and not happy :mad:

Affected 50%… and not happy :mad:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By Dan 57
According to my testing it will. This testing was...

According to my testing it will. This testing was not performed in situ, but on a bench before panel install.
Panel install of my dual G5/batt back-up was done with pitot/static since I ditched all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By Dan 57
Started with that, changed to wing location...

Started with that, changed to wing location later.
The readings will be off, the problem being that not only is OAT directly affected, but also the related calculations as in TAS and winds aloft…
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,737
Posted By Dan 57
do you need to disassemble? Close to 1K hours...

do you need to disassemble?
Close to 1K hours (couple more on a manual flaps -4) on the -6 taught me that the extension/retraction speed is paramount... anything > 70 knots, indicated airspeed, knots...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-26-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By Dan 57
not going this year, too much of a hassle... as...

not going this year, too much of a hassle... as in getting a slot is cumbersome to say the least :(
Some of the local gang are already there, or will be there.

Hope you guys give us an update of any...
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,910
Posted By Dan 57
Laying the part in a positive form with enough...

Laying the part in a positive form with enough epoxy.
Made an instrument panel for an older French Jodel this way, and it turned out pretty good, though not the lightest.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,919
Posted By Dan 57
Same here :)

Same here :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By Dan 57
Achim, yes, it can be a problem, the more so if...

Achim, yes, it can be a problem, the more so if the difference in deflection is new. As Mickey states, check for the presence and secure positioning of each aileron stop. Also check if nothing else...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,704
Posted By Dan 57
Rehearsed subject… Yes, the OPs oil burn is...

Rehearsed subject…
Yes, the OPs oil burn is normal. Normal? Define normal please. If that means between nil and highest, you‘re pretty good :)

Re the other popcorn subject, aka oil Q at refill, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-16-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Dan 57
mmmh, not that I know of (Orndoff tapes?)....

mmmh, not that I know of (Orndoff tapes?). Nevertheless, I remember using several templates made outta cardboard before bending real aluminum :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-15-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,201
Posted By Dan 57
It sure „would be tons of fun“… maybe, but for...

It sure „would be tons of fun“… maybe, but for many it ain’t. There are builders, and there are flyers. Builders and flyers, not that many… But the flying sure is fun, for all :D
As for the -7 vs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,250
Posted By Dan 57
No, you don’t. Your Repairman’s Certificate stays...

No, you don’t. Your Repairman’s Certificate stays valid, and as such you may continue to enjoy the privileges as given by the FAA.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-15-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,964
Posted By Dan 57
Not sure I wanna do that.. like many others O-360...

Not sure I wanna do that.. like many others O-360 users I struggle to reach ideal oil temps, even with no air to the cooler, as in shutter fully closed.

On parallel thinking, one thing I wonder...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-15-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Dan 57
with such a thread title thought you were...

with such a thread title thought you were referring to the RV-15... ;)
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-15-2022, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for your work Kelvin. PMed you :)

Thanks for your work Kelvin. PMed you :)
Forum: GPS 04-08-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,464
Posted By Dan 57
Roger that Steve, thanks. I’ll try to fly to...

Roger that Steve, thanks.

I’ll try to fly to neighboring France next week or so and shoot a couple of good ‘ol fashioned ILS and verify what the 375’s doing. Lat NAV would nevertheless be good for a...
Forum: GPS 04-08-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,464
Posted By Dan 57
thanks for that super quick answer Bob. Just...

thanks for that super quick answer Bob.

Just never had a chance to try out that function. And yes, I have a separate ILS receiver :)
Forum: Tools 04-08-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,449
Posted By Dan 57
should have started with retirement, work later....

should have started with retirement, work later. No oxymoron for me, thanks. And remember, it’s the last chapter folks :D
Forum: GPS 04-08-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,464
Posted By Dan 57
ILS with GPS on the 375?

Guys, resurrecting this thread for another kinda related question ;)

Still getting acquainted with the 375 I bought and installed a couple of years ago, and only few fields ILS equipped around here....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2022, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By Dan 57
if, what I suspect, cylinder #3 is your hottest...

if, what I suspect, cylinder #3 is your hottest running one, heat is probably the cause. Proof would be the related carbon build-up.
As they age and are subjected to heat cycles and oil, these...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Dan 57
Stepdrill?

Stepdrill?
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