VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: RV6_flyer
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lycoming SSP-1776 has the torque spec that...

Lycoming SSP-1776 has the torque spec that Lycoming recommends.
29239

When I have not been able to find the Lycoming value quickly, I would just use AC43.13-1B values till I can find the Lycoming...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By RV6_flyer
Date of manufacture of this engine sounds like AD...

Date of manufacture of this engine sounds like AD 2020-25-12 (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/a075f4b8a321d68f8625863b0064921b/$FILE/2020-25-12.pdf) applies to it.

Can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By RV6_flyer
I take my 91 year old mother in my RV-6 from time...

I take my 91 year old mother in my RV-6 from time to tie. I use a light, inexpensive folding step...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By RV6_flyer
Not sure if FSTS635-1...

Not sure if FSTS635-1 (https://store.vansaircraft.com/full-swivel-tail-spring-fsts635-1.html) is pre-drilled or not. Only one listed in Van's Web Store.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,728
Posted By RV6_flyer
From their FAQ: "The medical grade stainless...

From their FAQ:

"The medical grade stainless steel cloth that we use is consistent across the entire media surface and is rated at 35 microns"...

Still not crazy about needing to clean it and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,728
Posted By RV6_flyer
What is the micron rating of the K&P filter? ...

What is the micron rating of the K&P filter? Spent 45-minutes searching for the micron rating of this filter.

Champion publishes that their filter is 25 micron and Champion claims that the Tempest...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-05-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By RV6_flyer
Saw what looked like the same at the Airparts...

Saw what looked like the same at the Airparts tent at AirVenture 2022 Oshkosh and they wanted $60 each.

I purchased two (2) about 30-years ago at what I thought was a high price but would be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-05-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By RV6_flyer
One place that every pilot needs to visit is KFFA...

One place that every pilot needs to visit is KFFA (https://www.airnav.com/airport/KFFA).

My first visit there, I had a little jar that I used to collect some of the sacred dirt and take home with me...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-05-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By RV6_flyer
It depends on the engine monitor. When I had a...

It depends on the engine monitor.

When I had a Rocky Mountain Instrument microMonitor engine monitor, it used a homemade oil temp sensor. When I changed to a Dynon EMS-D10, the sensor kit came with...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,452
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am doing the same. At one point in the past, I...

I am doing the same.

At one point in the past, I had aileron and elevator guts locks that had a peice of metal or plastic that went between the gap and 1/4" aluminum tube covered with plastic tubing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-04-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By RV6_flyer
Place an AD here when you are ready to sell. I...

Place an AD here when you are ready to sell.

I kick myself in the butt that I let one get away to a friend of mine and I did not buy it. I felt he needed it more that I did.

I may be interested...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By RV6_flyer
Tailwheel fork wear

It was taking too much rudder pedal movement to make turns in my RV-6. The full swivel locking pin was working correctly but there was lots of movement of the control arm before the wheel would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,140
Posted By RV6_flyer
Took 6.3 hours because of long taxi to take off...

Took 6.3 hours because of long taxi to take off and Wx diversions on way home. Flight planning should have been a tailwind with 4.5 hours flying time direct.

I hope this is not controversial:
Been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By RV6_flyer
There was a MASS ARRIVAL of RV scheduled for this...

There was a MASS ARRIVAL of RV scheduled for this year at 9 AM on Sunday but the field was IFR and ATC would not assign another time slot so they had to arrive solo like everyone else.

When the FFI...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is an EXPERIMENTAL airplane so you are free to...

It is an EXPERIMENTAL airplane so you are free to try different products or experiment.

I hate splices and will not spice on a new build but will splice a wire for a repair on a flying airplane.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,215
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is very difficult to get a bureaucracy to...

It is very difficult to get a bureaucracy to change, takes a lot of time, and a lot of effort. It is not impossible.

I believe that the additional pilot program and the approval of some of the...
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,458
Posted By RV6_flyer
Airplane and I spent 16-years based, flying, and...

Airplane and I spent 16-years based, flying, and operating out of the hot southwest with more than 2,500 hours flying there.

I did not have issues after the initial problems and fixes 24-years ago. ...
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By RV6_flyer
My experience arriving during but not part of Mass Arrival

Just got home from my 21st time flying into AirVenture Oshkosh. Want to post what I learned on my 21st time for future reference.

Everyone (myself included) typically try to avoid arriving when the...
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,458
Posted By RV6_flyer
2022 AirVenture Oshkosh operating expense

What most RV owners do not want to know but builders may:

Round trip from Charlotte area (NC25) to Oshkosh and back was 12.3 hobbs hours with 94.27 gallons of fuel burned for total expense of...
Forum: Tools 07-28-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am also near by (NC25) and can do the same...

I am also near by (NC25) and can do the same things as Bill. My RV-6 is flying and I have an RV-8 project. I have almost all the tools that were used to build the RV-6 and purchased additional nice...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-27-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thanks! I won one at the Van's Banquet last...

Thanks!

I won one at the Van's Banquet last night and now have an idea of what it can do.

I am hard on watches and do not want to ruin this expensive device.
Forum: Midwest 07-25-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,458
Posted By RV6_flyer
My Favorite photos today

The opening of the airshow today. (07-25-2026)
Flying East to West.

28646

Flying West to East

28647

The RV Pilots that flew the 50-ship.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-25-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have been shutting down both my G5s with...

I have been shutting down both my G5s with avionics switch power off since I have had them. I forget how long but it is more than 6-years.
Forum: Midwest 07-24-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,458
Posted By RV6_flyer
Airport closure

The airport was closed several times today creating more aircraft in the air waiting to land.

I was playing with setting on my camera and lens trying to perfect settings (mostly shutter speed) to...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 30,458
Posted By RV6_flyer
I sent the AeroWeather Lite...

I sent the AeroWeather Lite (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aeroweather-lite/id288286079) METAR to a friend. It spits out a TEXT message.

I am adding BOLD to the part I want you to read.

--- Insert...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-21-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By RV6_flyer
I remember using a capacitor in the P-Lead when I...

I remember using a capacitor in the P-Lead when I had an RMI microMonitor for my engine instrument and it worked great. I was able to change it to the electronic signal that the LASAR ignition...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-19-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By RV6_flyer
Been using this ^^^^^ with my Bose A20 when I...

Been using this ^^^^^ with my Bose A20 when I fly in other GA certificated aircraft. (can be purchased for a lot less if you shop around)

Got rid of my Lightspeed LEMO headset because it needed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2022, 04:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,521
Posted By RV6_flyer
On local flights where I am not going anywhere, I...

On local flights where I am not going anywhere, I will run 2,100 and 22 inches with a 6 GPH fuel burn and 122 KIAS.

I try not to run more than 3 or 4" over square. The Lycoming power curve chart...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-15-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By RV6_flyer
I really have nothing else to add that others...

I really have nothing else to add that others have not said.

I flew for years without LEMO plugs. Batteries were fine. Had a Lightspeed trade up headset that they no longer offer. (I think it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By RV6_flyer
Tell the twins Terri and Jerri that I said hello....

Tell the twins Terri and Jerri that I said hello. I will try to look them up when I am at OSH. I remember them from when I was based at CCB before retirement.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By RV6_flyer
Back in the day before match hole kits, the RV-4...

Back in the day before match hole kits, the RV-4 and RV-6 used a homemade tool to correct the "Wing Rear Spar Ski Jump" where the top wing skin did not come in contact with the FLAP.

Get a piece of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-13-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,416
Posted By RV6_flyer
Found this data with DuckDuckGo for the above N...

Found this data with DuckDuckGo for the above N number.

https://aircraft-data.com/N400SB

Google Maps says Jamul CA...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 88,332
Posted By RV6_flyer
This will be the last time I read this thread...

This will be the last time I read this thread till after I hear more about this cool new airplane directly from the source.

Looking forward to seeing you and your team members again.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-10-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,487
Posted By RV6_flyer
Ed: In the past, I also have stayed overnight...

Ed:

In the past, I also have stayed overnight somewhere before flying into OSH.

Iowa City use to have an airplane themed hotel walking distance from the airport. I have stayed there once. They...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,805
Posted By RV6_flyer
I made my own hoses with parts from Van's...

I made my own hoses with parts from Van's Aircraft. Aircraft Spruce also has them.

When I replaced hoses for the engine, I also made my own and used almost all new parts. Yes the fittings are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By RV6_flyer
Red is much harder to see and does not appear as...

Red is much harder to see and does not appear as bright as a white beacon / strobe.

Your operating limitations should say something about night and or IFR operation needing to meet the requirements...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-06-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By RV6_flyer
Agree. IF it was built to plans, the front...

Agree.
IF it was built to plans, the front rivet has come out and it is not doing its job.

Ref. RV-6 DWG 34

27814
Forum: Midwest 07-02-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,539
Posted By RV6_flyer
Do not forget Monkworkz also has a speaking slot...

Do not forget Monkworkz also has a speaking slot at Oshkosh, July 29th at 1 PM in Workshop Classroom C

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1616782&postcount=1

Rumor also has it that...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-01-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have APRS in my airplane. The only advantage...

I have APRS in my airplane.

The only advantage I see is on trips like today, I can see two separate flights as one round trip. The ADS-B plots have more data but are two separate flights with...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-01-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By RV6_flyer
No one mentioned the FlyEFII fuel pump...

No one mentioned the FlyEFII fuel pump (https://www.flyefii.com/products/boost-pump/). It is a high quality pump.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,976
Posted By RV6_flyer
Completed Flight Review and flew to the South...

Completed Flight Review and flew to the South Carolina Breakfast Club on Sunday. After my flight review, I learned that I have a 50% chance of being able to use my airplane again after and engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,436
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago when I flew my RV across Lake Michigan...

Years ago when I flew my RV across Lake Michigan and from Florida out to the Bahamas, the automatic floatation devices were NOT recommended. IF the aircraft were to get upside down (inverted) in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By RV6_flyer
For most of the past 25-years of flying my RV, I...

For most of the past 25-years of flying my RV, I typically would get my aviation oil from one of the local oil distributors. I also used the online guys to compare delivered price and the local guys...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-21-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By RV6_flyer
Nothing beats open air to take photos. Over the...

Nothing beats open air to take photos.

Over the years, I have found that a circular polarizing filter...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-15-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not sure IF there is a norm. One EI...

I am not sure IF there is a norm.

One EI supplier says to put auto plugs on the top with their system when the other side is a mag.

Others have said mag on top plugs and EI on bottom plugs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By RV6_flyer
Aerosport is a shop that assembles engines and...

Aerosport is a shop that assembles engines and typically will source parts from different manufacturers. The 375 was a product of ECi that was purchased by Continental and is now marketed by...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By RV6_flyer
Light Battery moved CG aft

I once looked at replacing my RV-6 between the rudder pedals AGM battery with an EarthX battery. I dropped the idea when I found what it did to my weight and balance. I lost too much baggage weight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By RV6_flyer
Steve hit the nail on the head. When I...

Steve hit the nail on the head.

When I researched what I needed to add the GPS unit to my G5 installation, I needed to add the Garmin ARINC box to make the HSI work.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-03-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By RV6_flyer
The NACA vents on my RV-6 have been held in place...

The NACA vents on my RV-6 have been held in place with ProSeal ONLY for over 25-years and show no sign of wear or separation. Over 3,500-hours of flight time.

One MUST scuff the surface before...
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dive n Surf would do the 5-year hydrostatic test...

Dive n Surf would do the 5-year hydrostatic test on my O2 tank when I lived nearby. I never had them fill the tank and always got the tank back empty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,198
Posted By RV6_flyer
The flaps was briefed in several of the RV...

The flaps was briefed in several of the RV Formation Group flights that I took part in. I think first time may have been 2007 when I took part in the 35-ship RV formation. I remember being told...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,198
Posted By RV6_flyer
I should have added that is "flaps up" when you...

I should have added that is "flaps up" when you turn into parking in the grass in the RV parking / tie down area. We were told to put our flaps up as part of one of the large RV Formations when we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,198
Posted By RV6_flyer
Jeff Point...

Jeff Point (https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=548) recommended that. He is or was the "chairman" of the RV and homebuilt camping parking area. Kitplanes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,198
Posted By RV6_flyer
Flying to AirVenture 2022 Oshkosh 50th anniversary of Vanís Aircraft

How many times have you flown an RV to AirVenture Oshkosh? The only way I can remember is by counting the number of stickers I have on my baggage wall.
26384
Counting the stickers, I see 20. I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By RV6_flyer
It has been 9-years but I was going to recommend...

It has been 9-years but I was going to recommend Richard White at R&D Aviation. I met his son Matt when he worked for his father at R&D. Sounds like he has his own shop. Matt was great when he...
Forum: Autopilots 05-21-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By RV6_flyer
The RV-8 kit is a bolt in item. I added mine in...

The RV-8 kit is a bolt in item. I added mine in while the wing was under construction. It could be retrofitted in working through one of the wing inspection covers. There is not a lot of room and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-21-2022, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am planning on using a G3i Ignition harness...

I am planning on using a G3i Ignition harness (http://g3ignition.com/magmod.html) with my SureFly ignition system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,738
Posted By RV6_flyer
No one likes bumps or crosswinds. We sorta just...

No one likes bumps or crosswinds. We sorta just accept it and deal with both.

As one gains experience, both will be tolerated more.

As one gets older, both will get tolerated less.

I am...
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By RV6_flyer
Thanks. I will make a mental note to see if I...

Thanks. I will make a mental note to see if I can get Bose to replace them FREE next year. I already purchased Bose OEM parts from VAF advertiser Aircraft Spruce. One headset needed done now but...
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By RV6_flyer
Bose A20 Ear Seal Replacement

I know there are other threads abouts different headsets. I am starting this for the Bose A20 headset only.

It appears that after 5 to 8-years, the Bose A20 ear seals will start to deteriorate and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,877
Posted By RV6_flyer
I only purchased mogas twice from the same...

I only purchased mogas twice from the same retailer. They have been in business for more than 40-years and sell other petroleum products like heating oil from their own trucks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 25,877
Posted By RV6_flyer
Used the search function to find this thread. It...

Used the search function to find this thread. It appears to have started 3-years ago.

Fuel is not available on my home field.

I had a neighbor that moved away that used 93 ethanol free car gas in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,521
Posted By RV6_flyer
Van's aircraft will have been in business for...

Van's aircraft will have been in business for 50-years since their first visit to Oshkosh with an aircraft. As I type this, they are the largest aircraft kit manufacturer in the world. At least I...
Forum: COMM 05-15-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have an old RST panel mount intercom in my...

I have an old RST panel mount intercom in my airplane. IT has a auto out signal that I ran to a 3.5 mm jack in the airplane. I use a MP3 recorder...
Showing results 1 to 64 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:51 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.