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Forum: Northeast 11-27-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Radioflyer
Since this is only a BFR, I was hoping to get it...

Since this is only a BFR, I was hoping to get it done in any RV, although a -6/-6A would be preferred, and perhaps learn something new. I was hoping a local CFI might already have done their LODA and...
Forum: Northeast 11-25-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Radioflyer
CFI BFRs in an RV?

Are there any CFIs in the New England area doing BFRs?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By Radioflyer
Wow, from NH to KS. Amazing how much area these...

Wow, from NH to KS. Amazing how much area these planes cover even when not flying! I would love to have a look at it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By Radioflyer
After witnessing PlaneKool in operation, I looked...

After witnessing PlaneKool in operation, I looked into the type of compressor that was being used. It is known as a clutchless, variable displacement compressor. It is Very common in automobiles. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By Radioflyer
Oh, good sleuthing. That is a cool article and...

Oh, good sleuthing. That is a cool article and it shows the iron bird. An interesting aspect of that test bed is that it was configured to develop stronger power pulses across the compressor to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By Radioflyer
I did take a picture, but only of the top cowl...

I did take a picture, but only of the top cowl removed. It shows the compressor and the plumbing heat exchanger (round silver tubing under the top cowl hinges) which, if I recall, accounts for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By Radioflyer
Yeah, I hear you. However, I deem 24 pounds as a...

Yeah, I hear you. However, I deem 24 pounds as a reasonable amount for where one can make a judgemental choice as to what to trade for. From what I've learned, aircraft AC has typically added 40 -60...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By Radioflyer
Air Conditioned RV6!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a VAF member who goes by the handle "hgerhardt", name omitted to protect the innocent ;-). Since I was in the area, I had asked to check out his RV6. His plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,002
Posted By Radioflyer
I worked on a project plane for 5 years with 10...

I worked on a project plane for 5 years with 10 gallons of 100LL in each tank the whole time. When the plane was returned to service, I used the fuel to do ground runs and 2 hours of flight. The fuel...
Forum: California 11-01-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Radioflyer
Looking for an RV6A ride, Los Angeles

I'll be in the Los Angeles next week (Nov. 9-11) hoping to purchase a non-airworthy RV6A project. I'm an active pilot, 172 lbs, currently flying an experimental, but have not yet flown in an RV6A....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Radioflyer
Thanks everyone for the encouragements. Glad to...

Thanks everyone for the encouragements. Glad to see this has been done before on the RV6's.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Radioflyer
Yeah, I didn't think the 3/4" spacer would have...

Yeah, I didn't think the 3/4" spacer would have any negative induction effect, but wanted to get other opinions, so thanks. If I can fashion a bell shaped entrance in the spacer, it might even help....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Radioflyer
Carb to FAB spacer

I'm installing a Van's O-320 FAB and am considering inserting a 3/4" spacer between the MA4-SPA Carb and the FAB mounting plate. This would allow using a mounting plate without the cutouts for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By Radioflyer
If you look in McMaster, the -218 O-ring is...

If you look in McMaster, the -218 O-ring is available in several Viton grades. I use the brown Viton grade which is good down to -15 degrees Fahrenheit. Good enough for me.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-29-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
That was a fun trip report to read. Some day I'll...

That was a fun trip report to read. Some day I'll go for a "fly-about" like that. Meanwhile, keep posting about your rv6 re-build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By Radioflyer
Piperj3, right, that's what I thought. Thanks. A...

Piperj3, right, that's what I thought. Thanks. A friend was discussing hearing aids and mentioned that his audiologist did not think hearing aids would work with headsets...that he would have to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By Radioflyer
Piperj3...as you say, the telecoil is required....

Piperj3...as you say, the telecoil is required. OK, but please confirm/explain, where does the electromagnetic transmitted signal come from? Is it emf energy from the headphone speakers? If so, I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-09-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
Thanks for posting the pics. I now see how you...

Thanks for posting the pics. I now see how you dealt with your trim installation.
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-23-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,230
Posted By Radioflyer
Hey Paul, I too like the look of round...

Hey Paul, I too like the look of round instruments. I like your first panel rendition. Good to keep airspeed and altimeter closer together. 1) I think it has been established that with modern efis...
Forum: California 07-18-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Radioflyer
These are really great and helpful responses....

These are really great and helpful responses. Thank you. I'm looking forward to the experience of flying in the area, though it sounds like it is not a care-free airspace.
Forum: California 07-14-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Radioflyer
Santa Monica local flying

I'm not from the area, but might have the opportunity to be flying an RV out of Santa Monica for a couple weeks in the fall. The flying will be leisurely, VFR, 1 hour or shorter flights. The airspace...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By Radioflyer
There are lots of great airplane channels on...

There are lots of great airplane channels on youtube such as Flightchops and Trent Palmer to name just a couple, but all of them tend to be more about experiences of the personality. None are about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,647
Posted By Radioflyer
The fact that "certification" (in the...

The fact that "certification" (in the conventional sense) of aircraft is expensive is besides the point. Certification implies standards and safety and I'm trying to make the case that our amateur...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,647
Posted By Radioflyer
Reading through all these posts, I am compelled...

Reading through all these posts, I am compelled to make a couple statements that I feel very strongly about.

1> All the airplanes we are discussing are "certified". Just as the OP had original...
Forum: Northeast 07-05-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By Radioflyer
It's very interesting to learn that hardly any...

It's very interesting to learn that hardly any -8s have rear pedals. I know of one here in Massachusetts that has the pedals and it is Within a few months of getting its airworthiness certificate....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Radioflyer
The engine I'm considering for the horsepower...

The engine I'm considering for the horsepower upgrade is an O-320-E2D, wide deck. So, it has the O 235 bearing? All the above comments are so specific and positive that it almost feels silly not to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,628
Posted By Radioflyer
I can tell in advance that the Base Leg channel...

I can tell in advance that the Base Leg channel will be very well subscribed and appreciated. Thanks for doing this.
Personally, I would love to see a video on each of the RV6 (and similar) series...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Radioflyer
O-320 150hp to 160hp?

I know many have converted their Lycoming 150hp O-320 to 160hp by changing their Pistons to create a higher compression ratio. I also know that Lycoming documents that this is not condoned by them. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Radioflyer
Please post process pictures. How long of a drive?

Please post process pictures. How long of a drive?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By Radioflyer
Regardless of what the conventional perception of...

Regardless of what the conventional perception of the value of a Phase 1 completion, I as a buyer would definitely expect a discount for no phase 1. Even with something as well defined/certain as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,122
Posted By Radioflyer
The idea of spending $500+ for a set of rubber...

The idea of spending $500+ for a set of rubber blocks does not easily resonate with me. Even considering the engineering that goes into their design, that was presumably for a given engine/airframe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,193
Posted By Radioflyer
Dpansier, thanks for the tip about the Fusion...

Dpansier, thanks for the tip about the Fusion paint for the blade antenna. Most paints have some metal salts in them for color and suspect would attenuate the RF. My Bendix King blade has yellowed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By Radioflyer
Usher does have a website and a parts list from...

Usher does have a website and a parts list from which you can order. Don't have it handy, but google something like "usher machining" or "manufacturing". Also, I think acs sells the oRings.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-20-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
Hi James, I think you last reported that you did...

Hi James, I think you last reported that you did not like your trim knob mounting experiment. I was wondering what you ended up with and if you've discovered that you have had to make any other mods...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-13-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,636
Posted By Radioflyer
Good comment about static electricity. Static...

Good comment about static electricity. Static charge and dissipation is a concern with any tank, metal or plastic. The metal tanks sitting on a fabric, vinyl, or leather seat, should be grounded to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,959
Posted By Radioflyer
Just to add my data point....I think Blackstone...

Just to add my data point....I think Blackstone is very good and very responsive. I did have a problem with not getting my last oil,report, but when I emailed them about it, they said they never...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,636
Posted By Radioflyer
Thanks for the further comments, DC. Informative....

Thanks for the further comments, DC. Informative.
The turtlepac seems like the royal solution. However, the plastic racing tanks, as in the kit planes article, seems like a much cheaper yet workable...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-09-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,636
Posted By Radioflyer
Hi DeeCee, I was wondering if you could relate...

Hi DeeCee, I was wondering if you could relate more information about how the turtle pac behaves as the fuel is used. Does the seatbelt tend to cause the pac to fold over as fuel is used such that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By Radioflyer
I've been using it on an old original iPad mini...

I've been using it on an old original iPad mini for almost a year now. I like it and seems very intuitive. To make it easier to see position, airspace, and traffic, I tend to use the maps in vector...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
My guess is that if the oil cooler was very hot,...

My guess is that if the oil cooler was very hot, that the vernatherm is operating and at least some oil is flowing through the hoses and cooler.
Checking mixture is an excellent idea. The color of...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
Glad to see you're back in the air with this...

Glad to see you're back in the air with this plane. Even with the engine issues, it probably feels good to be with the plane in the forefront instead of with it as a lurking pressure in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,472
Posted By Radioflyer
Mitch...sorry that happened to you. Certainly...

Mitch...sorry that happened to you. Certainly looks like someone "screwed" with it and now you have to wonder if it works properly. Have you tried extracting the screw with the various methods...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,172
Posted By Radioflyer
Ok,thanks for the data points. Sounds like...

Ok,thanks for the data points. Sounds like between clearance and aerodymics, I should just go the newer type after all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,172
Posted By Radioflyer
Wheel pants old vs new style

I'm looking for a cheap set of wheel pants to retrofit on to a non-RV. Occasionally I come across the old VA-108 wheel pants for an ok price. 1) Are they for the 5.00x5 tires? 2) is there really a...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-17-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,133
Posted By Radioflyer
Carl, thanks so much for posting those pics. Very...

Carl, thanks so much for posting those pics. Very helpful pics and info.
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-17-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,133
Posted By Radioflyer
Carl, if you find your photos of the...

Carl, if you find your photos of the dis-assembled airspeed indicator, I would appreciate it. I'm interested in seeing how feasible it is to remove the face plate for re-marking the color bands.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-15-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
Wow, that's a huge and heavy project, but it...

Wow, that's a huge and heavy project, but it looking like it's coming along nicely. When you're done with that, airplane re-building should be a piece of cake!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-10-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
So I wonder what the status is of this build?...

So I wonder what the status is of this build? Success?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Radioflyer
John D. I was wondering why a ferry tank, for...

John D. I was wondering why a ferry tank, for which model, for extended range?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By Radioflyer
Applying for a new phase I area is a good idea...

Applying for a new phase I area is a good idea and something that should be encouraged and facilitated by the faa. Unfortunately, the comments warning about potential incompetencies at local fsdos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 45,111
Posted By Radioflyer
I'm coming into this conversation late, so sorry...

I'm coming into this conversation late, so sorry if I missed something. Can someone explain what the wheel bearings have to do with nose gear folding or nose wheel shimmy? I just don't see the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 13,968
Posted By Radioflyer
I can't provide a link right now, but there is a...

I can't provide a link right now, but there is a very interesting video on Youtube from an RVx belly cam showing slo-mo side to side and fore-aft wobble as the nose gear shimmies. Its frightful. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Posted By Radioflyer
Any RV6s in Jacksonville area?

I'm here for a few days and wondering if someone willing to get together and geek out about their plane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,221
Posted By Radioflyer
I'm thinking that a good approach is to have the...

I'm thinking that a good approach is to have the old 121.5 elt for legality reasons plus an Inreach PLB for 406mHz coverage as effective as an aviation specific unit. You have to pay a subscription,...
Forum: Florida (North) 02-15-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,375
Posted By Radioflyer
RV-6/6A familiarization flight

I will be in the Jacksonville area next week at Herlong airport doing some tailwheel training. I'm looking forward to getting an RV-6/6A and wondering if there are any nearby RV-6/6As to gawk at....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 24,061
Posted By Radioflyer
After reading thru these posts and others, it...

After reading thru these posts and others, it sounds like the iFly is a great product/company and as good or better than FF. My question is what would be a better way to go, new iPad mini 5 or the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Radioflyer
All of the above is great info to start...

All of the above is great info to start researching this, thanks.
I've come across a number of RVs not flying because of fuel tank slosh peeling problems and a temporary aux. tank might get them off...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-04-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Radioflyer
Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Has anyone developed a 3rd fuel tank for the RV6 luggage area and plumbed into the regular fuel lines? I imagine trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific fliers have done this to augment their standard fuel...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-03-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
I'm keenly watching and hoping for progress here....

I'm keenly watching and hoping for progress here. I like checking in on this thread because I'm currently thinking I'm just crazy and stupid to be starting an extremely similar restoration project....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,654
Posted By Radioflyer
Saville, I would not think you need to go into...

Saville, I would not think you need to go into phase 1. You are making a repair, although it is a large job, it is not a "major change" as defined by the op lims or the FAA. However, after finishing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,654
Posted By Radioflyer
Saville, not sure if you got my PM?

Saville, not sure if you got my PM?
Forum: Northeast 01-29-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,223
Posted By Radioflyer
Nohoflyer, Brooklyn New York. not Brookline, MA,...

Nohoflyer, Brooklyn New York. not Brookline, MA, right? If MA, EAA106 has building space.
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-23-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 69,802
Posted By Radioflyer
I once called Sigtronics about a jack failure in...

I once called Sigtronics about a jack failure in a very old intercom. They just sent me the part free of charge. Give 'em a call and see what they might offer to check out the intercom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,627
Posted By Radioflyer
Just out of curiosity, why would you not...

Just out of curiosity, why would you not implement PolyGone 310-AG to aid this process?
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