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Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Here's a solution.........

Here's a solution.........
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Roadjunkie1
RV-4

I have over 1200 hours in SuzieQ and have never wished I had an autopilot. Strictly pilot preference but the -4 flies so well it will stay on track for miles hands off.

Electric trim is one more...
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Roll bar installation......

It appears this roll bar was not installed correctly. If it does not have the above pictured reinforcements, it is merely decoration and needs to be fixed "before the next flight". Your shoulder...
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Roadjunkie1
RV-4

Au contraire! I am biased, I'll admit, but an VERY partial to the RV-4 for several reasons, not the least of which is that is the one I built back in the Slow Build days.

Even, given that, I think...
Forum: The RV Grin Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Belts and roads

Similar to the reason UK drives on the LEFT (right/correct) side of the road....:D
Forum: Job Board 08-04-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Volunteering at OSH.....no, at Vintage!

Mickey: It was GREAT to have you come over this year and volunteer with our amazing group of people! I have had numerous requests over the years and, mostly, they don't show up. But you did!

Mickey...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,652
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Coming prepared!!

I'm not sure how many sets of tiedowns we build over the Winter out of rebar but it is a large pile. It amazes me how many times Security is called during Convention to bring someone tiedowns as they...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,652
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Wind at OSH

This storm front was a doozy and came quickly once it arrived but with some warning. That is the first time I have seen EMERALD GREEN Clouds and I knew we were in for a beating. That is usually where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By Roadjunkie1
T-6 vs T-6A

[QUOTE=Dad's RV-10;1624379]Roadjunkie1, Photo01 is seeking parking for a Beechcraft T-6A Texan II.

Maybe I'm mistaken but it sounds like you're suggesting parking for vintage North American T-6...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By Roadjunkie1
OSH aircraft

With the T-6 types I'm not sure that is true. The ramp space that is premium are the paved areas for jets as they have small wheels and tend to sink into the ground more easily. Even the jets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Mass Arrivals

The Cherokees were slated to be 50, Mooneys: 60; Bonanzas: 90. The Cessnas were only supposed to bring 90 but may have been as many as 125.

They don't like to bring in mass arrivals on 27 as it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By Roadjunkie1
The OSH arrival method. Mass arrivals....

From a volunteer point-of-view, mass arrivals can be a PITA. This year there were 6 groups but, as stated the RV's didn't make their slot due to weather. The Cirrus group is odd in that their numbers...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Brake linings: Rapco

I've been using them for years on both airplanes and never had a problem. Just bought replacements several months ago.

It might be that the rivets are pressed on too tight. Having the brake pad...
Forum: Safety 07-17-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,781
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Deer whistles.....

OK: deer whistles. One of the most ingenious marketing schemes since hoodo sticks and snake oil (which you could rub on your airplane; that keeps a lot of things away!) A great marketing ploy was, if...
Forum: Safety 07-16-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,781
Posted By Roadjunkie1
FAD (Foreign Animals Dashing) on runway

Here we get pronghorns and cows. An occasional horse but not wild.

I had a pronghorn lope across the runway just as I touched down on a dirt strip landing in the Cub recently. Thankfully, the Cub...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Roadjunkie1
OSH Mass Arrivals....

I agree: GREAT picture. Looking forward to seeing your bird in person.

The mass arrivals can be a PITA but there is ample time between those arrivals to squeeze in. They usually land them on 18/36...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Quick drains....

I have two sizes in my tool bag in the airplane: one size for the quick drain in the wings, one size for the gascolator. Nothing like being 6 hours from home on a Sunday and springing a leak....:eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Tie-down ropes: don't leave home without 'em.....

Hmmmm...

I've been flying long enough and been in enough situations that I don't go ANYwhere without tie-down ropes and stakes. The light-weight titanium "dog tie" stakes that were available years...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-13-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,084
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Sad news

I only knew him through his harmonic balancer. I still have the old ad for them on bright yellow paper! I'm pretty sure they were typed on an old manual typewriter (younger set: Google that:D) with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,794
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Where does the fitting go?

I think getting the fitting from USA or other vendors would be preferable to mangling one out of a filter...IMHO...

Does the fitting go on the filter or the engine? I think it would be your choice...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By Roadjunkie1
The Old Days...........

Building airplanes is an experiment in getting all the pieces together in one place that will eventually take to the air with everything flying in the same general direction!

In the Good Old Days:...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Where at OSH?

South end of the Airport or South end of the Vendor Display areas?:confused: Not sure where on the South end of the airport you would be....unless you are in the Ultralight area....which would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,395
Posted By Roadjunkie1
RV-4 O2 bottle placement....

Going back to that discussion in October I was wondering what O2 system you use and where you mount it in your RV-4.

Thanks!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Pretty cool! I'll look around and see what's out...

Pretty cool! I'll look around and see what's out there! Thanks again!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-08-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Roadjunkie1
CO detector and egress tool

OK: what a great idea for both! I am not sure I would hear my CO detector if it went off sitting 2 feet from my ANR helmet!

Now: I have to ask what tool you use for emergency egress....? Curious...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-08-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Spreading the Word!

Not THAT'S an RV GRIN!!:)

Thanks for taking this little tyke up on his first real airplane ride! Looks like both the passenger AND the pilot are enjoying the flight! YA! Another convert! He might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,395
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Thanks, Dan! Now I'll have to wait until my next...

Thanks, Dan! Now I'll have to wait until my next oil change to get one of those out of there.....!:)
Forum: Job Board 07-06-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Roadjunkie1
OSH Volunteers

Thanks, Dan!

Ours is a well-oiled machine that has been developed and progressively improved over many years of work, involving many people. It is also amazing how we have developed the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,395
Posted By Roadjunkie1
That's what I thought it might be. Thanks! I will...

That's what I thought it might be. Thanks! I will need that. Where does one get such a beast?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,395
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Not to appear naÔve but what "nipples" are you...

Not to appear naÔve but what "nipples" are you referring to? Photo?

These filters look really nicely made. And the finning of the housing can't hurt for oil cooling! Nice design.....I might just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Roadjunkie1
That almost looks like something that was used to...

That almost looks like something that was used to keep the lens in position prior to putting the screw in and MAYbe adding some additional security. Whatever it was does not look too durable. I have...
Forum: Job Board 07-06-2022, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Volunteering at OSH 2022

If you want to come down and hang out with some really cool older airplanes and really cool people (of all ages!) we can always use help down in Vintage. There are Volunteer Booths in front of The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,888
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Prop and extension removal....

Looking something else up and came upon this post that wasn't answered. Have you done this yet?

I would recommend removing the spinner, the prop from the extension, the balancer from the starter...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-02-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By Roadjunkie1
JB Weld

I know of one pilot who had used $$ProSeal$$ on a fuel leak in a non-RV aircraft. After it cured there was still a small leak and the airplane needed to be flown. He got some of the Quick Cure JB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,702
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Rub-on lettering

Back in the Old Days (early '90's) I had to make do with what was available. My panel (and other areas) were done with rub-on lettering from Office Depot or whatever was selling them at the time....
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Wire stresses

Wire/cable for aircraft/cars/other moving units, are made up of multiple strands to allow for flexing of that wire: the strands move on each other not allowing stress to build up on a specific area....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Flight testing W&B

Agree with all of the above. To know your airplane, you have to have flight-tested it in all of the possible configurations you may encounter as you put her to good use. I would suggest doing the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-18-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By Roadjunkie1
1000 hours!

First: congratulations on putting 1000 hours on your bird! In 8 years that's doing some flying! If you go to OSH this year, get a prop card that helps you brag about that achievement!

Agree with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By Roadjunkie1
This was a thread that was discussed last...

This was a thread that was discussed last December with some good posts. Search: Wedge style trim tabs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,670
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Hooker

LOVE my Hooker Harness which is, of course, 5 point....(is there another option.......?;)) Snugs me right in without being uncomfortable! Pull UP to tighten the belt and DOWN on the harness. Flying...
Forum: RV-3 06-06-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Roadjunkie1
RV-3 flap use

My favorite RV-3 pilot and I were just talking about this last night. His flaps are 3 notches (? 15,20,40) and he uses no flaps for departure and no more than two on arrival as he doesn't notice that...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-05-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By Roadjunkie1
VeriPrime

Well, SuzieQ has been flying since 1997 primed with VeriPrime and no signs of corrosion anywhere, including interior. But: 'tis a privilege to live in Colorado for multiple reasons. This should NOT...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-04-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Flat paint...........

Wanted to fly instead of paint. This is VeriPrime. Soon I will paint it but will go with grey military instead and not go completely flat. Paint adds weight....:D

Bugs and oil etc can be an issue...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,889
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Tiedown ring drag; hole drag; Whaaaaaaat??

Agreed and agreed. My (stock Van's) tie down rings are in my tool bag along with my control locks (VERY small and simple) and chocks. It takes me probably 10 seconds each to screw the rings in. I...
Forum: Midwest 05-25-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,890
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Ground flow signs!!!!

Great idea! THANKS! We ground crew rely heavily on those signs to know where you want to be. A hastily-made pencil sign on notebook paper is NOT adequate!! Help us help you get to where you are...
Forum: Midwest 05-25-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,890
Posted By Roadjunkie1
OSH arrivals and etc.............

I work very closely with the "fine FAA folks" that are in the tower and on the ground including the Fisk arrival, but specifically the 3.5 miles of the Papa Taxiway that goes from Airshow Center to...
Forum: Midwest 05-24-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,890
Posted By Roadjunkie1
OSH NOTAM

This will be my 34th year volunteering at OSH. The phrase I seem to use the most: "Didn't you read the NOTAM?" I carry a copy with me and when they say "That wasn't in there!" I can pull out my copy...
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Prop RPM

What engine is swinging that prop? If you take the spinner off and look at the hub, the size of the prop and the engine it was made for are usually written on the hub.

The makers of wooden props...
Forum: Northwest 05-21-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Community........

I love this community.....:):):) I mean where else.......?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,703
Posted By Roadjunkie1
A Gift of Wings....if I may borrow from Richard....

I've been at this Aviation Thing for a long time. Since I was 15 but I think it started way before that. In earnest when I was out on my own at age 20. I knew I would have an airplane at some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,846
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Auto vs Aviation oils.....

From Aviation Stackexchange:

Aviation and automotive engines work on the same basic principles, but many of the details are different. One significant difference is that aviation engines normally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,010
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Oil temperatures....

I know a cure: get an RV-4! :D:D:D As mentioned several days ago we have problems getting our oil temperature UP! Not sure why the -4s usually don't have cooling issues of any kind including CHT.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,651
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Fuel issues.......

Several issues I see here. NOT to be critical but instructive; I was not there at the time.......:rolleyes:

1) NO ONE has ever fueled any airplane that I have flown. I have been told the line person...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Roadjunkie1
It might be one of the Infinity Aerospace grips....

It might be one of the Infinity Aerospace grips. InfinityAerospace.com should get you there.....
Forum: The RV Grin 05-10-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,938
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Your new RV-4

of all the RVs the -4 sure gives the largest grin

Great looking airplane! You'll look good in there, man! You will have to change your Avatar picture!

As you know, having flown it already, it will...
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,001
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Hmmmmm......I usually pick my cases up at OSH as...

Hmmmmm......I usually pick my cases up at OSH as they usually have a pretty good deal going and, if you can get it back home (we have a van that brings our camping gear to OSH), don't have to pay...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-06-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,938
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Great RV Grin! Congratulations! A whole new world...

Great RV Grin! Congratulations! A whole new world is about to open up to you! But hey: how about a picture of your New Ride? We love grins but we love to see what you are scooting around the air in!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,666
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Military-looking RVs

When you spent 6.5 years building and want to fly instead of paint.....:D I do have another scheme planned.....also Military-looking. Doing electronic stuff now......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,692
Posted By Roadjunkie1
I was hitting the "pause" button a lot to see...

I was hitting the "pause" button a lot to see what was "flying" by......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Roadjunkie1
ANR headsets

Agreed! I use my Bose in the J-3 with the window open all the time (does one HAVE to close the window?) so it is like an open cockpit. Noise attenuation is great. When the battery quits it is REALLY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Harmonic balancers

I have never run my RV-4 without the balancer so I can only report what it is like with it on. I run a O-320 with a (may he rest in peace in Prop Heaven) BEAUTIFUL Warnke "Almost constant speed"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Harmonic balancer overhaul

I wonder what they do to "overhaul" these? If there was a source for the silicone fluid inside, could we overhaul them ourselves? We build airplanes, after all.....:p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Balancer

Well, I thought it was just me! I have been looking for that thread for quite a while and just give up in frustration. I have a Landoll and wanted to find out what silicon liquid was inside as mine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,377
Posted By Roadjunkie1
Rudder trim....

I toyed around with various pieces of pine until I got the shape and position just right. Then made one out of good old-fashioned aluminum. Blind riveted on. Was perfect in flight. No rudder input...
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