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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have the same experience with car genuine...

I have the same experience with car genuine sheepskin covers and sold the car after about 6-years.

Wore out cloth seats in the RV-6 and replaced with sheepskin. Wish I had sheepskin from first...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By RV6_flyer
There was a Stratux listed here a few days...

There was a Stratux listed here a few days ago.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=211822

I have a friend that built an early Stratux when they first came out. At that time, I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By RV6_flyer
Is the fuel injection system off a 360 (180 hp)...

Is the fuel injection system off a 360 (180 hp) or 320 (150 / 160 HP)?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,126
Posted By RV6_flyer
There have been different master cylinders used...

There have been different master cylinders used on RV over time. Need to know what are used on the particular airplane to get the master cylinder rebuild kit or parts. Early kits used Cleveland...
Forum: Tools 11-21-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By RV6_flyer
Milbar should repair / replace them. I love...

Milbar should repair / replace them. I love myMilbar the best. They were replace free once when they broke.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By RV6_flyer
It is possible to replace just the ring gear...

It is possible to replace just the ring gear (teeth) on the starter ring gear support. The problem is that the 149 tooth and 122 tooth gears are not the same thickness (front to back) and the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By RV6_flyer
Yes there are. This thread...

Yes there are. This thread (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=170940&highlight=europe) was started by a German RV-7 builder / flyer that I know. Below are two German RV-7s. You...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By RV6_flyer
I moved out of SoCAL 9-years ago. I see you are...

I moved out of SoCAL 9-years ago. I see you are in Upland where I was based. Go talk to my good friend Fred LaForge at Cable Airport and get his opinion. Fred is a retired machinist that has had...
Forum: Rocket 11-07-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By RV6_flyer
Years ago before I started building my RV-6,...

Years ago before I started building my RV-6, first flight September 1997, I purchased two 'grab bags' of aluminum sheet from Aircraft Spruce. Was able to get most of the little pieces that I wanted...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-07-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By RV6_flyer
The older FAB-320 did NOT work on the fuel...

The older FAB-320 did NOT work on the fuel injected IO-320. Be careful on which one you get. 25-years ago, the IO-320 used the FAB-360 filtered air box kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,026
Posted By RV6_flyer
Could it be the STEEL nut(s) and screw(s) holding...

Could it be the STEEL nut(s) and screw(s) holding the rail to the sliding canopy? They are a LOT closer than the shoulder harness cables.
Forum: Fiberglass 11-06-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dacron

I had one friend that was a composite guru when I lived on the other side of the country. He purchased his peel ply at the local fabric store. I remember that you could buy it 'sized' or 'unsized'...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By RV6_flyer
The Lycoming engine school uses the tool. It is...

The Lycoming engine school uses the tool. It is nothing but a "slide hammer" that has a NUT (female threads on the end) that matches the threads of the 'thru-stud'.

It is not a tiny slide hammer...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-05-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,293
Posted By RV6_flyer
Some of the older RV aircraft (like mine) used a...

Some of the older RV aircraft (like mine) used a Piper blade type pitot tube that also has the STATIC port in the pitot tube. IF you remember how your airspeed indicator works, it also samples the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-29-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By RV6_flyer
I got mine from B & C when I purchased their...

I got mine from B & C when I purchased their alternator. Between 2,500 and 3,000 hours, it broke. I had it welded locally but call B & C to get a replacement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,267
Posted By RV6_flyer
Lots of good advice in this post. Helped a...

Lots of good advice in this post. Helped a friend with a hard starting RV-7 a decade ago and the issue was the connection between the engine and airframe ground.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By RV6_flyer
As Jacoby states, Aircraft Spruce...

As Jacoby states, Aircraft Spruce (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/prosealant.php) has it in stock.

Any Polysulfide product that meets requirements of specifications AMS-S-8802...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By RV6_flyer
Find a copy of the Christen Inverted Oil system...

Find a copy of the Christen Inverted Oil system manual (http://monrv-3.fr/docs/Christen.pdf) and follow the recommendations there. I think Dan Horton used a Lycoming diagram to show where Christen...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By RV6_flyer
70%

Everyone will have a different opinion on what size alternator.

I like the alternator to be able to carry 70% of full load.

In your case, 38.3 amps would make we want at least a 55 amp alternator.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-19-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,758
Posted By RV6_flyer
My Flowscan 201b has been working without...

My Flowscan 201b has been working without cleaning for 25-years. Only have 3,400 hours of operation on it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By RV6_flyer
Slick mags will replace the LASAR mags. You will...

Slick mags will replace the LASAR mags. You will reuse gears, spark plugs, and spark plug harness. You MAY need something for Tach signal.

Anyone that can work on Slick mags can due the LASAR 500...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By RV6_flyer
Over the years, Trutrak and Trio have been the...

Over the years, Trutrak and Trio have been the two that most guys would use that did not have glass panels. I have a Trio and a lot of friends have Trutrak. Both work well but the Trutrak appears to...
Forum: California 10-11-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By RV6_flyer
EDW Airshow October 15-16, 2022

Edward's Air Force Base is hosting an airshow (https://www.bakersfield.com/news/air-show-returns-at-edwards-air-force-base/article_3d3a8d78-46a2-11ed-bb93-d7962fd64ca7.html) this weekend October...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By RV6_flyer
It may or may not matter. I used one of Jim...

It may or may not matter.

I used one of Jim Weir's GPS antennas (http://rstengineering.com/rst/products/gpsantenna/gpsantena.htm) with my ADS-B Mode S transponder and it works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 33,191
Posted By RV6_flyer
The doom and gloom of the switch to unleaded fuel...

The doom and gloom of the switch to unleaded fuel eating valves in cars never happened on the large scale we were told was going to happen. Yes I am old enough that I never saw the problem of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have had very good luck with SuperShieldz...

I have had very good luck with SuperShieldz (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OKST1PS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) on all my iPhones and iPads. It also is what I think is...
Forum: RV-4 09-26-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,071
Posted By RV6_flyer
I use a RAM X-Mount...

I use a RAM X-Mount (https://rammount.com/collections/apple-ipad-mounts/products/ram-hol-un8bu) in my RV-6 and also have a MyClip (https://www.myclipforipad.com/kneeboard/) for use in other airplanes.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Poll: poll
Views: 1,262
Posted By RV6_flyer
With manual flaps in my RV-6, I typically use the...

With manual flaps in my RV-6, I typically use the 3/4 setting, notch 3, full flaps, notch 4, is difficult to get above 70 KIAS in my airplane. 3/4 or 30-degree setting is not an option in your poll.
Forum: Primers 09-24-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By RV6_flyer
Here is the link to the 2K Eastwood aerosol can...

Here is the link to the 2K Eastwood aerosol can primer (https://www.eastwood.com/ew-2k-aerosol-epoxy-primer-gray.html).

I have been watching "Paint Society (https://www.youtube.com/c/PaintSociety)"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,865
Posted By RV6_flyer
My RV-6 with 320 has been flying 25-years and...

My RV-6 with 320 has been flying 25-years and over 3,400 hobbs hours with the setup you are showing.

My filter has been replaced three times over the past 25-years. I had BLACK RTV like the red...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-22-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
Posted By RV6_flyer
Most of the RV Formation Teams fly to the FFI RV...

Most of the RV Formation Teams fly to the FFI RV standards (https://ffi.aero/files/FFI%20FORMATION%20GUIDE%20V3.2%20MAR%2015%202020.pdf).

The maneuvering speed was originally 130 Kts / 150 mph...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,014
Posted By RV6_flyer
GMU-11 under the VS has been working perfect on...

GMU-11 under the VS has been working perfect on my RV-6 for more than 5-years. I had manual trim when I installed the GMU-11 and there was no interference on the Garmin tests.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-15-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By RV6_flyer
My RV-6 first flew September 17, 1997 with an...

My RV-6 first flew September 17, 1997 with an installed marker beacon receiver and antenna. I have flown the aircraft IFR. In the almost 25-years, the marker beacon was not NEEDED.
Forum: COMM 09-14-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By RV6_flyer
There is an "add on" for Firefox (Video...

There is an "add on" for Firefox (Video DownloadHelper) that will allow one to download and convert (for a fee) to MP3 HQ (256 KBPS). The file is 500K so it could be emailed. Send me a PM with your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,190
Posted By RV6_flyer
Dennis: It depends on what O320 you have. Older...

Dennis:

It depends on what O320 you have. Older Lycoming 320, like the one I have, use 48103 filter with a female 13/16 filter thread onto a Lycoming male oil filter adapter. Newer Lycoming...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By RV6_flyer
My RV-6 will be 24-years old in about a week. ...

My RV-6 will be 24-years old in about a week. After 3,500 flying hours, I am on my third air filter. Two filters lasted 3,500 flying hours.

I replace the filter on condition. It does get cleaned...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,204
Posted By RV6_flyer
Tom: Thanks for sharing. Those that are old...

Tom:

Thanks for sharing.

Those that are old enough to remember lead in our car gas can remember the same scare tactics when TEL was removed from car gas.

Nothing happened to old car engines when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By RV6_flyer
Does the manufacturer of the $40,000 USD engine...

Does the manufacturer of the $40,000 USD engine recommend it? IF they do not recommend it, are you willing to experiment with a $40,000 engine by using something that is not an approved oil?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,513
Posted By RV6_flyer
Save the weight, cost, and extra work and leave...

Save the weight, cost, and extra work and leave the clamps off.

I have been running without clamps since my RV-6 first flew almost 24 years ago and more than 3,500 hobbs / fight hours.

IF the metal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,420
Posted By RV6_flyer
It depends on the FAA. (and maybe the insurance...

It depends on the FAA. (and maybe the insurance underwriters plus manufacturers)

An example is that they (FAA) want to promote safety and up until recently it was acceptable to get flight training...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,420
Posted By RV6_flyer
I am not aware of any requirement for an...

I am not aware of any requirement for an EXPERIMENTAL aircraft to purchase an STC for anything.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,420
Posted By RV6_flyer
GAMA Statement on FAA Approval of GAMI Unleaded Avgas STCs

Today, GAMA announced FAA STC approval.

See the press release here (https://gama.aero/news-and-events/press-releases/gama-statement-on-faa-approval-of-gami-unleaded-avgas-stcs/).
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-30-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,415
Posted By RV6_flyer
At one time "Nordo" was making and selling them...

At one time "Nordo" was making and selling them but I believe he sold his design to someone else to market them and I lost track of who now sells them.

There is a "homemade" mirror design on the web...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,169
Posted By RV6_flyer
Performance Aero Engines was started by Ron...

Performance Aero Engines was started by Ron Monson. (spelling ?) He use to work at another shop before starting out on his own and opening Performance Aero Engines in La Verne. Ron was a very good...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,981
Posted By RV6_flyer
The current seals work with the newer high...

The current seals work with the newer high temperature fluid others have mentioned. I swapped to the Mil-PRF-83282 fluid about 20-years ago after seeing a friends RV-8 have a wheel pant destroyed...
Forum: Tools 08-26-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By RV6_flyer
Built my RV-6 with a Chicago Pneumatic 3AA...

Built my RV-6 with a Chicago Pneumatic 3AA straight rivet gun.

It was recommended to me and acquired from Sid Golden.
Forum: COMM 08-25-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By RV6_flyer
What you labeled as "pwr" I used "audio in"...

What you labeled as "pwr" I used "audio in" signal.
Forum: COMM 08-25-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,394
Posted By RV6_flyer
20+ years ago, I added a 2nd radio without an...

20+ years ago, I added a 2nd radio without an audio panel. The PTT switch was run through a DPDT switch that selected com1 or com2 for the PTT and audio in between the two radios. The switch was...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-23-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have RED leading edges. I have a friend that...

I have RED leading edges. I have a friend that has a painted RV-4 BUT the leading edges are polished. It was his opinion that the shiny aluminum would make the airplane more visible.

It all boils...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By RV6_flyer
US Gallon = 3.7854 liter or 231 cubic...

US Gallon = 3.7854 liter or 231 cubic inches
Imperial Gallon = 4.54609 liters or 277.42 cubic inches

Above info found here...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By RV6_flyer
The older RV aircraft used Cleveland wheels and...

The older RV aircraft used Cleveland wheels and brakes so us old timers do not know the MATCO wheel and brake model used. Matco does have their product manuals online...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By RV6_flyer
I have rebuilt (replaced seals) in the Matco...

I have rebuilt (replaced seals) in the Matco master cylinders but not the Matco calipers.

On the Cleveland calipers used on the older RV kits, remove the caliper from the airplane and take to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,981
Posted By RV6_flyer
20 + years ago, Randy Lervold (I think it was him...

20 + years ago, Randy Lervold (I think it was him or that is who I found out from) discovered that Viton O-Rings were higher temperature rated than the MIL spec O-Ring used in our brakes. The only...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-11-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,459
Posted By RV6_flyer
Total Boat Epoxy

One of my RV flying / building friends was a composite airplane builder before he discovered RVs.

He recommended Total Boat epoxy (https://www.totalboat.com/product/totalboat-epoxy-kits/) to me as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-08-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,969
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: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
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 time. I use a light, inexpensive folding step...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-07-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,933
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, 11:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,933
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: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-05-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
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, 12:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,988
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: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
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, 12:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,969
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...
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