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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dan 57
Hey togaflyer, sincerely hope this thread’s gonna...

Hey togaflyer, sincerely hope this thread’s gonna be more fruitful than it is right now… just so I can finish this popcorn stash I‘m now sitting on :D

Re your query, I think not. Most of those...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,083
Posted By Dan 57
To say frankly, this is exactly what I'll spend...

To say frankly, this is exactly what I'll spend on popcorn watching this thread develop, including salt and butter :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-21-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By Dan 57
yep, one's here...

yep, one's here https://store.vansaircraft.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=engine+mount+rv-8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By Dan 57
Try moving abroad, then you’ll feel the pain. The...

Try moving abroad, then you’ll feel the pain. The real one :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By Dan 57
Since when do intake valves rotate on Lycos? Or...

Since when do intake valves rotate on Lycos? Or do they on the 390?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By Dan 57
yep, correct assumption. Reflected by the head...

yep, correct assumption. Reflected by the head color pattern.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-15-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By Dan 57
If it helps, or not, no clue... But full...

If it helps, or not, no clue...

But full electric / generator range extended sure is not an answer... rather either or ;)

The only TRUE question, short term, is, how much CO does ones travel/fun...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-15-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,649
Posted By Dan 57
Sam, with all due respect, this is not entirely...

Sam, with all due respect, this is not entirely true. My ship, sporting dual electronic ignition, and a carb, is easily leaned to where the engine noticeably looses power, well lean of peak. And...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-14-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By Dan 57
I thereby stand corrected, thanks for the heads...

I thereby stand corrected, thanks for the heads up Paul.

You guys attending in one form or another enjoy yourself, I'm not jealous in now way. Not at all :D
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-13-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By Dan 57
and say hello to James Stringer from me. He'll be...

and say hello to James Stringer from me. He'll be racing in the Bob Mills Super 6 AFAIK :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Dan 57
Well… we have an -8, bought flying, that was...

Well… we have an -8, bought flying, that was equipped with the very same very expensive screens, albeit vertically positioned.
Try as we could, no update was possible, and most of the things...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-06-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By Dan 57
Yes, I have only been using the stuff for about a...

Yes, I have only been using the stuff for about a year now…

Trying to run my O-360 purely on Mogas or car gas, I’ve had a case of stuck valve whilst others were pretty tight in their guides.
Reamed...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-05-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,066
Posted By Dan 57
Thanks for that info dmattmul. Since having only...

Thanks for that info dmattmul.
Since having only 2 G5s as instruments, one of them affected, and being on another continent, that would help.

Whom did you get in contact with?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-05-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Dan 57
Best advice of the thread :) Many buyers will end...

Best advice of the thread :)
Many buyers will end up rubbing their eyes when doing that. The older the build, the more prone it will be to have difference on the original CG and weight. Assuming it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By Dan 57
Everybody has, just use the stupid paperclip...

Everybody has, just use the stupid paperclip symbol in the tool bar :)

Or follow «*Embedding a picture*» from this very site’s instructions:...
Forum: International 09-03-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Dan 57
Well, mine actually took a couple of weeks time…...

Well, mine actually took a couple of weeks time… quite short considering my location ;)
On the other hand, what is that sticker good for? (but to have yet another thing folks ask me about… I’ll keep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,960
Posted By Dan 57
Was part of the 3 ship sortie that took a -4, -8,...

Was part of the 3 ship sortie that took a -4, -8, and my -6.9, from Switzerland, across France and England to Scotland.
One of the highlights been (re)visiting Sollas beach strip :D

Couple of pics...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-23-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dan 57
It's all explained here:...

It's all explained here: https://vansairforce.net/articles/ImagesInForums/images.htm
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Dan 57
... and here goes one more thread on the...

... and here goes one more thread on the repetitive subject ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-18-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By Dan 57
Like any other ignition system, including the...

Like any other ignition system, including the ol'fashioned magneto... and the Lycosaurus itself. Even RV kits are US manufactured...
Using a lot more dedication, and more $, foreign builders and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By Dan 57
No worries Todd, I use the word disappointment,...

No worries Todd, I use the word disappointment, as in its meaning Sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfilment of one's hopes or expectations.

I won't go into details, since as you state, all...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-15-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Dan 57
wouldn't install any extensions where drilling of...

wouldn't install any extensions where drilling of the pedals is required... failure inducing isn't a good idea...

Choose another provider, and very :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By Dan 57
Well, even flying in doesn't make the OSH...

Well, even flying in doesn't make the OSH experience so much cheaper... shelled out $469 for HBC and entry for the week, 1 aircraft, 1 person. As a lifetime member +.
Having stayed at Johnson Creek...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,293
Posted By Dan 57
sure is an awesome vid, thanks for sharing with...

sure is an awesome vid, thanks for sharing with all Hermann :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,702
Posted By Dan 57
replaced mine a month ago, and yes, it came with...

replaced mine a month ago, and yes, it came with a gasket in the same box.

PS
Probably because I thought it wouldn't, and ordered a gasket along the pump... wish ACS would publish such detail in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,552
Posted By Dan 57
Hi David What I see, in a nutshell: - piston,...

Hi David
What I see, in a nutshell:
- piston, cylinder wall, intake valve, all look normal
- the exhaust valve has a hot spot

Due to the waggly movie it is difficult to diagnose more with...
Forum: The RV Grin 08-09-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Dan 57
Guess Ed should know that already ;):D

Guess Ed should know that already ;):D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2022, 07:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,416
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: 1,627
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: 2,359
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: 92
Views: 13,086
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: 92
Views: 13,086
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: 9,176
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: 92
Views: 13,086
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: 5,625
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: 12,564
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: 12,564
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: 507
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: 33,210
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: 5,738
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: 1,111
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: 3,152
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: 1,994
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: 385
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: 5,861
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: 2,232
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: 3,769
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: 27
Views: 5,137
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: 707
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: 9,576
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: 9,576
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: 79
Views: 7,416
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: 79
Views: 7,416
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: 974
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: 79
Views: 7,416
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: 79
Views: 7,416
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: 19,993
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: 19,993
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: 786
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: 5,522
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: 123
Views: 18,753
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: 2,303
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: 1,675
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: 707
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 :)
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