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Forum: RV-6/6A 11-25-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By texdog
Question Has anyone tried a new Delco 3351271 alternator? ...

Has anyone tried a new Delco 3351271 alternator? Rock Auto has them new and say they fit the same auto as a ND 14824 or 14870.
Thanks
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By texdog
Question New alternator

Are there any new automotive alternators to replace the ND 14824 or 14870?

Rock Auto has a Delco that looks the same for $105.00 but no cross numbers.
ACDELCO 3351271 Is the number. It looks the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-13-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By texdog
Question Tow bar

I have one at the hangar. I have to make sure it will fit a RV. We used it on a L-19, but I know itís adjustable.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Pigtail

Thanks gentlemen, you have come through again.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By texdog
Question Nippon Denso alternator

Where can I find a 3 prong male plug for a ND14824 alternator? Iíve searched the local auto parts stores and they donít seem to be able to get the pig tail. I only use one wire on the plug in. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By texdog
Question RV7A instructor

Need a RV7A instructor in central Texas. Checkout for insurance. Pilot is current in 7 but insurance wants checkout in 7A.
Forum: Safety 09-26-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By texdog
Smile Age

If I didnít have that EZ exit bar, I would need a crane. Both knees, total replacement. I have the strength but not the flexibility to bend beyond 90 degrees to get out of the 6.
Forum: Safety 09-23-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,777
Posted By texdog
Question Non polarized

Where can you find non-polarized bifocals? Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,342
Posted By texdog
Question Carb temp

O360 carburetor temperature is normally at 127 highest it will read. Outside temperature was -8 C, 13,500 VFR on top. Carburetor temperature would very a lot down to 96 add carburetor heat and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,552
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Fly over

We had 10 airplanes do a fly over for Vets, fire and police in Harper, Tex. They had a parade after our fly over. We had a missing man formation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,239
Posted By texdog
Smile Ramp check

I flew a L-19, Bird Dog into Wright Patterson for a fly-in. I was met after landing and a recruit ask me for my pilot certificate, airworthiness and registration. I ask him for his 110A, he said he...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-04-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,152
Posted By texdog
Jan

Jan gave my wife, Judie and I several hours of dual in the 6A for her and the 6 for me. He was remarkable and very giving. We both attended his classes at Sun n Fun. He will be missed. Gone West,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up fuel valve

Iíve taken mine apart to lube it. Iíve found the easy answer is Marvel Mystery oil. Keeps the valve easy to move. 1330 hours on the original fuel tank selector.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Nippon Denso

I replaced my alternator in April 2017, it failed July 2021. 402 hours, the internal regulator actually failed. -10 volts to plus 15 volts for the last leg home from OSH. NAPA replaced at no cost,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-04-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By texdog
Cool Water Belly

I noticed on takeoff from OSH that I had a heavy aft CG. Normal trim required a lot of forward stick. I landed an hour and a half south and water was pouring out of the belly aft of the baggage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Cylinder

Salís is the best in Texas. Iíve used his shop a lot and never had a problem in 20 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,628
Posted By texdog
Question LODA

7 days, no reply from San Antonio FSDO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,817
Posted By texdog
Smile CFI

My wife has 450 hours in our RV6A. Iím a CFI, can I give her a flight review without a LODA?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,339
Posted By texdog
Smile N numbers

I personally donít like letters, so I only use numbers. Mine is N6711
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,909
Posted By texdog
Smile Old Learjet pilots

I can identify with Mooney’s and old Learjet pilots. I flew Lears for 53 years and we were always out of fuel. I had a FBO and Mooney pilots were always sure we would break the nose gear, which was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By texdog
Alternator

Suzuki Samurai 1987, 14824 or 14870
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By texdog
Smile Alternator

Get the Samurai, I had the same problem. Get a metal file, the ďearsĒ on the alternator wonít fit or go on until you open up a little bit with the file. Iím in Fredericksburg, you can call me for...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-11-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,318
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Shimmy

Scott is correct, it doesnít hold the axle on. It holds the bracket and that is what was loose. All I really care about is the shimmy is gone. The nuts were metal lock nuts. Sorry about the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-09-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,318
Posted By texdog
Smile Shimmy, not what you think

RV6A, very nice airplane that we have maintained and flew about 150 hrs. a year for the last 9 years. We have not had any problems but a main gear shimmy that seemed to go away except for 22 to 23...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,420
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Turn backs

I practice turn backs at least once a month in my RV6A. I think itís important to make a thirty degree turn as soon as you are at a safe altitude to do so. It gives you a big advantage on the turn....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,990
Posted By texdog
Cool Condition inspection

One more thing. My RV6A has 1200 plus hours, no major problems. I try to check all nuts for tightness, air frame and engine. We found something this time we havenít seen before on any airplane. ...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Thanks

I’ve been talking to UAvonics and they have been very supportive. I’m a little frustrated because of the FAA response, because there isn’t a real problem. I’m going to get the Mux and install it. ...
Forum: ADS-B 04-27-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By texdog
Question UAvionics

I canít get the FAA to understand the sniffer concept of ADS-B, Has anyone installed the mod to make it work directly with the 327 transponder?

Thanks
Forum: ADS-B 04-25-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By texdog
Thumbs down Adsb

Iíve been fighting this battle with the FAA for months. My home airport is in a hole without radar coverage. ADSB doesnít start working until 1,500 ft. AGL so the baro always fails if I depart from...
Forum: RV-4 04-21-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Odyssey

Iíve used the PC680 on my RV6A for 8 years and 1100 hours. I change one out in three years, itís cheap insurance to always have power. I have the ones I take out running a chicken house door,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-11-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Wyoming

Vlad, I owned a FBO in Wyoming and one of my contracts was to look for eagle nest in all of those cliffs. Never got over a 100 ft. in a Supercub for 1100 hours. Great fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,123
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Agree with jlitd

I live in Texas and have fought all of these battles. We have a LLC, but I told the county it was illegal to use an experimental aircraft for business and they have left us alone. I did get nailed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-03-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By texdog
Question Main gear leg fairings

My RV6A Is 10 years old 1200 hours and the main gear fairings have never been off. My condition inspection is this month. Do any of you ever remove the fairings to inspect the main gear?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,771
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Mmo

Not sure, but I believe that it helps with the stock fuel selector valve. Makes it very easy to move. Been using it in the 6 for 7 years. No sticky valves in 1200;hours
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-26-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By texdog
Angry ADS-B No service list

I operate out of a hole in ADSB coverage. The FAA knows it, but they won’t let go of the fact. FAA in Washington says take him off the list. It only fails when I leave home airport. No radar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,813
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Surgery

I didnít have surgery, to late, outside the capsule. Radiation worked great 2 years ago and PSA is negligible. The hardest part is if they give you lupron, it works, but I had a lot of fatigue for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,497
Posted By texdog
Smile OSH

Fred and Judie are in. We will park next to Fig and outnumber him. The last thing we need is a Brit, Slash/Fig in charge. We won’t get any beer.
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-17-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By texdog
Smile Prebuy

Second on Jesse Saint.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,910
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up GRT

Iíve had similar problems with the SX. Iíve owned the 6A 7 years, I send them to GRT and they return quickly. Once was free the second time it was $150.00 cheap any price. I canít remember which...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By texdog
Smile Quick drain

Good Morning Fig, I take the top cowling off, the back pin on the lower right cowling and I can reach the drain with a hose. I tie the hose up with safety wire, put my oil can under the aft cowl...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-03-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,102
Posted By texdog
Steamboat

My brother in law lives in Steamboat. Slopes are all open. Restaurants some 25% some 50%, getting food is hard. Hotels very difficult, B and Bs are good. Make sure you have a place to stay and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 113,780
Posted By texdog
Smile N number

At my age I have had a lot of N numbers. I flew a twin Beech for years and the N number was N711. I had a Supercub that was 19FM, my anniversary
and our initials. I had a L19 Bird Dog that was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,284
Posted By texdog
Smile Alternator

Ft. Worth starter and generator will overhaul these units cheap. I used them for years when I lived in the area.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-02-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,050
Posted By texdog
Smile Locked in

Midland, Texas town airport, 8 ft. Fence on Christmas morning. I couldnít get out, all the gates locked, FBO closed, doesnít answer the emergency phone. I called the sheriff twice in 45 minutes,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-27-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,262
Posted By texdog
Smile Alternator

It did turn out to be a corrosion on the B wire and it was loose. Cleaned, tightened and it works great.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-09-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,829
Posted By texdog
Angry Jim Averett

I flew a Learjet with Jim for 5 years, he was a true professional. We all will miss his knowledge and leadership. We had breakfast together every Tuesday and he helped all of us with our RVs. He...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,942
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Turkey Buzzards

Here in Texas there are a lot of 10 pound + birds that do not have ADSB. You better be looking outside all of the time that you can!
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,976
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Turn back.

I add one more thing at my home airport, a thirty degree turn off of take off runway heading gives a huge advantage in the turn back. Uncontrolled airport. I can turn back consistently from 600 ft....
Forum: Southeast 07-23-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,516
Posted By texdog
Smile https://www.airnav.com/airport/GA2/

GA2. Peach state aerodome is a nice grass strip with a good restaurant.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-16-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,781
Posted By texdog
Full throttle

The Full Throttle battery had been in the airplane for about 14 months, 160 hours and probably 100 cycles. The master switch was left on for 5 days.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,781
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Full throttle battery

I replaced my PC680 with a full throttle battery. One year latter we left the master switch on, battery would not recover over 6 volts. I put a used 4 year old PC680 back in and it?s working great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,661
Posted By texdog
Angry Test area

My experience with the FAA was terrible and still isn?t fixed a year later. Use a DAR. I finally gave up and will asked for forgiveness if I have a problem. To change areas an inspector wanted me...
Forum: Southeast 05-21-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,419
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Tail wheel

A different time. My first solo at age 19, With 4.7 hours in a Cessna 140. I don?t think I was exceptional. Since then I?ve flown a lot of tail wheel airplanes from DC-3S to Pitts. This is all...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-27-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,285
Posted By texdog
Smile Trip

Good for you and Cindy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,110
Posted By texdog
Smile Seals

Fig, I?ve had some of the same problem, but changing the ?0? ring with the proper seal fixed the problem. I think the out of round may be cold weather without flying, sitting on one side. We...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-26-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,990
Posted By texdog
Question Mag replacement

I second Ron?s question. We do a lot of cross country and some high altitude. I?m due a 500 hour AD now. This seems like a good option. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By texdog
Question VDO

Is the single post VDO 360-004 for oil pressure? My old one has the part number worn off. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By texdog
Question VDO oil pressure

My VDO pressure gauge has failed and only has one post. The 360-430 has two post, is one of them a ground? If not what is the number for single post with the ground on the canister?

Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,318
Posted By texdog
Thumbs up Multi grade oil

Rich,

The solution is move to Texas and run Aero Shell 100 W year round. I did use Shell muti-Grade for a while, but it was a quart added every 4 hours.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,015
Posted By texdog
Smile PC680

Mine work all the time. I have one that?s been in the 6 for 4 years. Judie won it at Petit Jean. I have one that?s been on a chicken coop door for two years and one on a 16 foot gate with solar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,623
Posted By texdog
O2 meter

My condolences to Allan, it?s a hard road. I was on a trip to Sheridan, Wy. With my wife, 63 years old, non, smoker. We checked her O2 level because she didn?t feel well and she had lived in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,131
Posted By texdog
Question Oil pressure

I did the run up today for first flight after knee replacement. I couldn?t get the oil pressure to stay below 90 PSI until oil temperature got to 154 degrees. What do you think? GRT engine gauges...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By texdog
Thumbs down On the ground

Bill is busy with important issues of his own. I believe we can cancel the Fredericksburg RV fly in as local RV pilots, Judie and I don?t think there is anything positive that we can do. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By texdog
Thumbs down Fredericksburg

On the ground in Fredericksburg. It doesn?t look good all restaurants and bars are closed for dining in beginning Friday night. Carry out and drive through only. Tonight is the last night for the...
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