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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By WingsOnWheels
3rd Class $80 a few weeks ago.

3rd Class $80 a few weeks ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I know a 7A CFI here in Dallas. I'm not sure...

I know a 7A CFI here in Dallas. I'm not sure what his 9A experience is. Maybe spending 1 extra day in Dallas would be easier than trying to incorporate the training into the return flight. I will...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I agree with Mike, Check with Vans and see what...

I agree with Mike, Check with Vans and see what they say. They may allow using blind rivets with a tighter spacing.

That said, I wouldn't buy it..... I just wonder what other issues / build...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Very sorry you got hit. An unfortunate reality...

Very sorry you got hit. An unfortunate reality of the world we live in.

This is a good opportunity to remind everyone to never pay using "friends and family" through paypal, unless the person is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just spitballing here, could it be the stud and...

Just spitballing here, could it be the stud and insulator from the back of the alternator? B-Lead maybe?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is the valve in the airbox, or somewhere on the...

Is the valve in the airbox, or somewhere on the intake. For the airbox, it makes sense. Though I just drilled a small drain hole, the sniffle valve seems like overkill.
Forum: Safety 10-28-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,725
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Must have gone to the same flight school as the...

Must have gone to the same flight school as the guy that crashed a Seawind 7 times while flying home after...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-25-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The booth I built for painting my 6A was about...

The booth I built for painting my 6A was about 8x8x21. It was just big enough. a little more width would have been nice, but it got the job done. I painted the wings flat on a rotating fixture,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-13-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By WingsOnWheels
if you could post an occasional PIREP it would be...

if you could post an occasional PIREP it would be very appreciated. I am hoping to find a window out.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-13-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By WingsOnWheels
In the same boat. Unless things improve, looks...

In the same boat. Unless things improve, looks like today is the only day to get in before Saturday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If I were to build again, I would use a fuse...

If I were to build again, I would use a fuse panel for the majority of items and pullable breakers for the few critical systems that don't otherwise have an "off" switch. Such as: Trim, Flap Motor,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-09-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I would like to switch to a GA prop as well. I...

I would like to switch to a GA prop as well. I currently have a 20lb crush plate with my Catto to keep the cg forward. I will have to look into alternatives as well. Does look like the WW prop is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have -3 hoses from the fuselage to the caliper,...

I have -3 hoses from the fuselage to the caliper, no issues. My pedals are solid as rocks, they basically don't move.

The calipers are the RV are small, so the flow requirements are also very...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,599
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If bad language in the shop makes for a better...

If bad language in the shop makes for a better builder, I must be an expert...haha
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,024
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If the tail kit is that good of a deal, just buy...

If the tail kit is that good of a deal, just buy it and replace the horizontal and elevators. You have to paint either way. The left elevator can be modified for the electric trim.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I dimpled all of my hinges, but that is personal...

I dimpled all of my hinges, but that is personal preference.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By WingsOnWheels
There is a powered parachute school at Durant,...

There is a powered parachute school at Durant, maybe take a few lessons....would be fun.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 852
Posted By WingsOnWheels
So I am in the process of making my own shutter. ...

So I am in the process of making my own shutter. While digging around looking at actuator options I found an automotive headlight adjustment servo that looks just right for the job. The position...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,201
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Will they accept a formal appraisal for a real...

Will they accept a formal appraisal for a real aircraft appraiser? may be worth the $.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-18-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I just fid my BFR in the 6A on Friday. My...

I just fid my BFR in the 6A on Friday. My instructor is based out of Pecan Plantation, but came up to do the BFR (mine was expired, so I couldn't go to him). He also did my RV transition training,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-11-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Yes, pretty much the same as Dan's. I have a...

Yes, pretty much the same as Dan's. I have a number of posts in that thread as well. The o-ring base seals have worked out well so far. Don't leak a drop. I did find that a slick mag shaft is a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-11-2021, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The shaft is reperposed from a magneto. That...

The shaft is reperposed from a magneto. That picture was from before I machined it down. The final version has the shaft flush with the timing wheel.

The pickup coil/inductive coil that senses the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Better is not always Better...

So I have been running a EDIS/Megajolt EI system in place of the right mag for about 18 months and it has performed flawlessly. The ignition pickup/sensor is mounted in place of the mag.

I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By WingsOnWheels
For the older models like the 6, each one is...

For the older models like the 6, each one is different. Best bet is to use your old panel as a template. None of the dxf file folks have posed will be applicable. I do have a dxf for a 6 Slider,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,627
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is it during climb, cruise, decent? I had an...

Is it during climb, cruise, decent?

I had an intake leak that would cause a hiccup as you pulled the throttle back on downwind.
Forum: Reviews 09-08-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine cracked on both in nearly the same location,...

Mine cracked on both in nearly the same location, which suggests a lot of flex at about mid-span. The repaired pro has a shorter NLE with prop tape on the inboard portion.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-08-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My upper alternator tension arm bolt is somewhere...

My upper alternator tension arm bolt is somewhere in the Arizona desert, so I know how you feel...haha
Forum: Reviews 09-08-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
What he is talking about is that the spinning of...

What he is talking about is that the spinning of the prop and resulting centrifugal force changes the force vector on the blade so it is closer to parallel to the blade vs perpendicular. So that...
Forum: Reviews 09-03-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Mine was built in that 2009-2014 time period they...

Mine was built in that 2009-2014 time period they mentioned. I am within the two years from AW and they did not cover the repair under warranty. Repair cost was around 1k plus shipping both ways,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-02-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If they have a recent oil analysis that will help...

If they have a recent oil analysis that will help with any engine corrosion fears. Difficult to inspect otherwise.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,433
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Is the bearing preload too low and it is the...

Is the bearing preload too low and it is the wheel rather than the brake? Then when you apply the brake it adds enough load to keep the wheel from moving. Many years ago I had a car with a loose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Speed Cost Quality Pick 2 at the cost of the...

Speed
Cost
Quality

Pick 2 at the cost of the third....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By WingsOnWheels
My climb CHTs dropped by about 20 degrees and...

My climb CHTs dropped by about 20 degrees and based on testing less than 1 knot change in top speed (ie not measurable without more advanced equipment)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Even the cost of sea freight has gone through the...

Even the cost of sea freight has gone through the roof. LA port fees are crazy. The port fees (not including duty) are as much as the freight cost. And as noted, it is moving slow. I have a LCL...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-01-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,454
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Yay! Very exciting

Yay! Very exciting
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Received my prop back today, so happy to get back...

Received my prop back today, so happy to get back in the air soon! Refreshed prop looks great. For some reason they painted it a different color, but at this point I just want to fly again,...
Forum: COMM 08-31-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have seen that problem when the center pin on a...

I have seen that problem when the center pin on a BNC is not seated all the way. Enough of a connection to receive, but can't pass the power to transmit.
Forum: Reviews 08-31-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Catto has a solid reputation. I am more curious...

Catto has a solid reputation. I am more curious as to the root cause of the NLE issue. Engine, environment.....

What engines have you run with the NLE props?
Forum: Reviews 08-30-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Wow, that one is bad. I was hoping maybe the 3...

Wow, that one is bad. I was hoping maybe the 3 blad would have better luck. What engine do you have?
Forum: Reviews 08-29-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have heard from people with the same issue on...

I have heard from people with the same issue on balanced systems as well. That may be a contributing factor, but does not appear to be the root cause.
Forum: Reviews 08-27-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
That sounds like a scary situation. One I could...

That sounds like a scary situation. One I could have experienced if I hadn't caught the cracks, or they had progressed faster. Back when the NLE were new, Catto had problems with them shedding in...
Forum: Reviews 08-27-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,219
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If you have one near you, I have had great...

If you have one near you, I have had great service from Metal Supermarkets.
Forum: Reviews 08-27-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
If I had know at the onset of the repair that it...

If I had know at the onset of the repair that it was not covered under warranty, I probably would have done the same and just added prop-tape. Unfortunately, I found out the day I received the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Ifor the interior I painted with PPG MTK...

Ifor the interior I painted with PPG MTK unethane. I just hung plastic from the ceiling. I got some dry spray down around the seat ribs where I wasnt spraying topcoat, but otherwise it was a...
Forum: ADS-B 08-26-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,448
Posted By WingsOnWheels
You may be picking up wifi from the ground. From...

You may be picking up wifi from the ground. From what Uavionics said, it is an IP issue (im not a wifi expert). There is a software patch available to fix it. It isn't listed on their website yet,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,946
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I'm aware, just making a point about the downside...

I'm aware, just making a point about the downside of a light prop.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,946
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have a FP Catto on an O-360 and had to add a...

I have a FP Catto on an O-360 and had to add a 20# crush plate to get the cg forward. Saber was super helpful and great to work with for the crush plate.
Forum: Reviews 08-26-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I have spoken with a number or builders that have...

I have spoken with a number or builders that have had similar issues. Not what I would consider a statistically significant number, so just anecdotal. My prop sat for a good 4+ years before first...
Forum: Reviews 08-26-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,107
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Catto Nickel Leading Edge

I have a 2 blade Catto on my O-360 powered 6A. At about 110 hobbs hours I discovered numerous cord-wise cracks in the nickel leading edges, both on the face and back. In addition to the cracks, a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-25-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,049
Posted By WingsOnWheels
While not a diesel and a little small for the RV...

While not a diesel and a little small for the RV (maybe EZ?) I like the engine out of my Honda Aquatrax.
*Straight 4cyl
*Aluminum case/heads (weighs about 195 dry, but with all accessories - or so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Did you already try adjusting the tension using...

Did you already try adjusting the tension using the nut on the bottom?
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-18-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By WingsOnWheels
The 6A kits don't come with the gear towers...

The 6A kits don't come with the gear towers predrilled, only the later kits, 7A, 9A etc. My finish kit was circa 2012, gear towers are drilled to the leg, but not to the spar. For the taildraggers,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good point. Things get very busy that time of...

Good point. Things get very busy that time of year, so I always have to set the time aside well in advance. Last time, 2019, there were a lot of emails going out. Nothing so far this year, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I did the prepay to reserve a room via paypal on...

I did the prepay to reserve a room via paypal on the website. It went through. Transaction ID 9G583334ML9059158.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Good point, but if they are taking deposits for...

Good point, but if they are taking deposits for rooms, maybe that is a good sign....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Petit Jean Updates?

The website says we are on for Oct. Put in my room deposit a week or two ago. Overall though, it has been radio silence. Anyone have any solid intel?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Just mark a point aft of the hinge line the same...

Just mark a point aft of the hinge line the same distance as the counterweight. Add fishing weights until it is balanced. That will give you an idea about how much material needs to be removed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By WingsOnWheels
sometimes I log things in both books. For...

sometimes I log things in both books. For example, When I installed electronic ignition I put it in both since it required changes to the engine and airframe electrical system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,937
Posted By WingsOnWheels
Back when I was at that point, I was super smart...

Back when I was at that point, I was super smart and machined some very pretty aluminum spacers for the elevator bellcrank. Then I dropped one. Can't use a magnetic pickup tool on the aluminum, of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I left mine on (except rivet lines). Made a...

I left mine on (except rivet lines). Made a handy mask when fiberglass time came. The exposed skins had light corrosion, the covered one were pristine. Did save me from a couple resin drips, so...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By WingsOnWheels
I like to replace with a bolt on these as I go. ...

I like to replace with a bolt on these as I go. The clecos aren't a very close tolerance fit. Do 1, bolt, then the second in the opposite corner, bolt. After that, it doesn't matter. And yes,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-29-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,766
Posted By WingsOnWheels
last 3 are mine...haha

last 3 are mine...haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,336
Posted By WingsOnWheels
This made me laugh...haha. My wife does not have...

This made me laugh...haha. My wife does not have any interest in learning to fly, otherwise we would have some similar issues.
Forum: Propellers 07-29-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,312
Posted By WingsOnWheels
So, 68x76 is Catto's recommended "best...

So, 68x76 is Catto's recommended "best All-around" configuration for 180hp.

Like mentioned before, if you are missing fairings, you will be slow and may have CHT issues.

Overall, it sounds like you...
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