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Forum: ADS-B Today, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Scott Hersha
Is the Discovery a receiver only, or does it also...

Is the Discovery a receiver only, or does it also transmit your ADSB position as well? Doesnít really take the place of the uAvionix Echo package if it doesn't send out position info - correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,050
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ned, Iíll check my plans tomorrow to see if those...

Ned,
Iíll check my plans tomorrow to see if those drawings were included. I didnít mount my cooler on the baffle, so I didnít order that part of the kit, and didnít pay attention to that detail, but...
Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Scott Hersha
George Orndorf used to recommend in his videos,...

George Orndorf used to recommend in his videos, to glue that rubberized floor insulation to the spaces between bulkheads aft of the bag bin in the RV6/7 to deaden noise, and maybe oil canning, when...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Scott Hersha
I didn’t know you could bend those springs that...

I didn’t know you could bend those springs that much permanently. Good to know. I know that the tailwheel bolt is supposed to have a negative castor, but don’t know that I’ve ever seen it on an RV,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Scott Hersha
Since the noise didn’t change with the radio...

Since the noise didn’t change with the radio turned off, I would be suspicious of your headset jacks, or possibly the headset plugs. Maybe something came off or got loose, like a ground wire or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-26-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Scott Hersha
Iíve replaced PC680ís three times over the years,...

Iíve replaced PC680ís three times over the years, each of them after about 7 years when the engine start seemed to be getting a little slower than normal. Iíve almost never used a battery tender. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Larry. Iíll look into doing it that...

Thank you Larry. Iíll look into doing it that way. Seems like vinyl might hold up better than paint. I tried a sample I had on a piece of flat aluminum and it looked good and seems pretty robust.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Scott Hersha
Larry, Wow! That is light years ahead of...

Larry,
Wow! That is light years ahead of anything I am capable of. I know zero about CAD, and not sure what adobe is. I was thinking of just using a sheet of the vinyl and cutting out my holes from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,906
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Good idea. I see a couple areas under the...

Yep. Good idea. I see a couple areas under the cylinders where there is a small gap between the metal baffle wrap and the cylinder fin, inboard and outboard where air can spill out before exiting at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thanks for the pic Larry. Iím thinking about...

Thanks for the pic Larry. Iím thinking about using the vinyl overlay also, but didnít know how it would look. Iím at either the carbon fiber look like you have in your picture, or a flat metallic...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,906
Posted By Scott Hersha
I used gray high temp (650*) RTV from OíReilly...

I used gray high temp (650*) RTV from OíReilly Auto Parts. Looks good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By Scott Hersha
IP Cut

Today I made progress that I feel like is a big step forward. Probably not, but itís something I can see, so it seems like it. I cut all the square/rectangular openings in my IP, along with platenut...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By Scott Hersha
Behind the spinner baffle seals: 27322 27323

Behind the spinner baffle seals:

27322

27323
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,853
Posted By Scott Hersha
Rick, The last time I flew across the lake was...

Rick,
The last time I flew across the lake was after leaving Oshkosh and going to a family reunion in northern Michigan in my RV6. I crossed between Sheboygan, WI and Little Sable Point just south of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By Scott Hersha
Not having baffle seal material on the baffles...

Not having baffle seal material on the baffles behind the spinner can be a huge pressure leak, especially if you have the specified 3/8Ē - 1/2Ē gap between the metal baffle and the top cowl surface....
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep. Thatís the way Iíve been doing it for 6...

Yep. Thatís the way Iíve been doing it for 6 airplanes - 3 screws on each side. It lays down flat with epoxy/glass underlayment, no pillowing, and is easy to remove. I wrap mine around the leading...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-20-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,887
Posted By Scott Hersha
[QUOTE=RVbySDI;1614914]Ok, I am going to add to...

[QUOTE=RVbySDI;1614914]Ok, I am going to add to this conversation as a fellow RV9A flyer who is running a higher HP engine than the recommended max 160 HP recommended by VANS.

PLEASE NOTE! VNE is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,853
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ha haÖÖ. probably true, but Iíll take my chances...

Ha haÖÖ. probably true, but Iíll take my chances with the life jacket. Iíve flown across the lake a few times in a single engine plane, but not for a long time, and Iím getting more cautious in my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Scott Hersha
My ďversion 2Ē followed what Larry recommends,...

My ďversion 2Ē followed what Larry recommends, and what I got from Jeff at Airplane Plastics and the West Systems specialist in Bay City Michigan. Jeff says - donít fasten down the canopy Ďunder...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Scott Hersha
Joe, Take a drive down to Tripp City, OH and talk...

Joe,
Take a drive down to Tripp City, OH and talk to Jeff Rogers (owner of Airplane Plastics). Heís a very nice and helpful guy and can probably help you to save your canopy. If not they have ďblemsĒ...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By Scott Hersha
I would do exactly as Brian has done. Use the...

I would do exactly as Brian has done. Use the pulled dimple die to make the #30 dimple, after you have drilled out the rivet, and set the 426-4 or “OOPS” rivet, then move on, no big deal.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,259
Posted By Scott Hersha
Steve, if you have access to install a platenut,...

Steve, if you have access to install a platenut, then that is the best way to go. If not, maybe you could install a rivnut. I wouldnít use one of these on a connection that you have to frequently...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yep, good catch Mark. I havenít used these stick...

Yep, good catch Mark. I havenít used these stick on types before, but was suspicious. In the past Iíve had similar zip tie mounts that had a hole for a screw or rivet, but I ran out of them. Iíll try...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a question about what GRT told you about...

I have a question about what GRT told you about mounting the magnetometer ďflat on its bottomĒ. What side is the bottom? This is what the install manual says:

4.2 Remote Digital Magnetometer...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-08-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Scott Hersha
Your flying RV6A isÖÖ.. flying. Are you a...

Your flying RV6A isÖÖ.. flying. Are you a builder or a flyer? If you really enjoy building, then buy the -9 and make it like you want. Keep in mind if you havenít done this before, building your...
Forum: Autopilots 06-07-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Scott Hersha
Maybe this will answer your...

Maybe this will answer your question:

https://uavionix.com/uavionix-announces-digital-autopilot-and-external-magnetometer-support-for-av-30-e-panel-displays/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,712
Posted By Scott Hersha
My weekend started with a long 4 hour drive to...

My weekend started with a long 4 hour drive to Hillsdale Michigan for a funeral for my departed Uncle. Next day his brother in law, my last remaining Uncle, passed. Funeral at the same location. 4...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mark, Thatís an excellent explanation, one that...

Mark,
Thatís an excellent explanation, one that even I can sort of understand. Iím printing this one up, because thereís no way Iíll remember the details of what you have explained. Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Scott Hersha
Itís hard to tell from your picture what model of...

Itís hard to tell from your picture what model of RV, what prop type, or where the cracks are.
Have you had a dynamic prop balance? It looks like in your picture that the bolt heads are in the aft...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Scott Hersha
Proseal as a sealant is very good in a wide range...

Proseal as a sealant is very good in a wide range of applications (gas tanks, etc). It is also OK as an adhesive in a low shear load application, like a NACA vent. It might not be a good selection as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-04-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thank you Walt. That’s a great gouge. And I...

Thank you Walt. That’s a great gouge. And I agree, the Vans drawings are not real clear on this. The Cleveland drawing also shows this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Scott Hersha
Having built 4 RVís, and highly modified two...

Having built 4 RVís, and highly modified two non-built RV 4ís, which I modified the canopies on, I would say that in my opinion, the canopy is the Achilles Heel of these airplanes. At this stage of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Scott Hersha
Good idea. Make the slot longitudinally instead...

Good idea. Make the slot longitudinally instead of axially (is that a word?) will allow you to slide the pin in a little easier for a tighter fit. Nothing wrong with drilling a second hole in another...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,988
Posted By Scott Hersha
YepÖ. I do.

YepÖ. I do.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-28-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,118
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think most of us that are considering a keyed...

I think most of us that are considering a keyed or hidden start enable switch arenít worried about the airplane being stolen. For me itís about worrying about somebody spinning a prop unintentionally.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes - what Jim said above for the stress cracks....

Yes - what Jim said above for the stress cracks. Thatís what I meant needs to be done in my long diatribe, but reading it confuses even me. It was 1 am and I kept nodding off.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By Scott Hersha
I see three areas that could be fixed if you want...

I see three areas that could be fixed if you want to eliminate these cracks from re-appearing after you have fixed them - two of which you mentioned.
Putting carbon fiber in an area that is already...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,988
Posted By Scott Hersha
Mud daubers love it up in there - so go ahead and...

Mud daubers love it up in there - so go ahead and leave it open. Give a bug(s) a home.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Scott Hersha
Fairings-etc.com: https://fairings-etc.com/ Thes...

Fairings-etc.com:

https://fairings-etc.com/

These fairings have been around for 20 years and fit very well - better than the Vans supplied ones in my opinion. Steve Barnes bought the company (and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,364
Posted By Scott Hersha
Very well said Michael. It always amazes me how...

Very well said Michael. It always amazes me how similar many of our stories are. I also was a twin Beech freight dog pilot prior to my airline career and it started my love affair with tailwheel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,430
Posted By Scott Hersha
My fly-cutter has worked countless times in my...

My fly-cutter has worked countless times in my drill press set at itís lowest RPM (220) and pressing very slowly on the cut. Make sure you clamp the piece to the table securely with a piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Scott Hersha
Do you know if there is a restrictor in the...

Do you know if there is a restrictor in the fitting feeding the MP line? It is supposed to be there to flatten out fluctuations in the indications.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,499
Posted By Scott Hersha
Scott, Did you drive to Vandalia and pick it up? ...

Scott,
Did you drive to Vandalia and pick it up? Weíre you able to get the threaded nipple with a bypass in the filter? (Maybe you donít need the nipple for your adapter)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,499
Posted By Scott Hersha
I couldnít find a C4 housing listed on their...

I couldnít find a C4 housing listed on their website. Would another housing fit?
Their S15 filter kit includes all the parts you listed, except it has a C3 housing, and is less expensive than buying...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,290
Posted By Scott Hersha
I think it just did - at least once. Way to go...

I think it just did - at least once. Way to go DCBrown.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Scott Hersha
Hopefully this link will give you a copy that you...

Hopefully this link will give you a copy that you can zoom out to a detail you can read. I’ve done these baffle installs about 5 times and I’m currently installing it on my RV6 build. I don’t have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By Scott Hersha
That aluminum Ďpointerí is the manual roll trim...

That aluminum Ďpointerí is the manual roll trim lever. Shortly after that picture was taken, I bent the pointer to lay parallel to the stick. Looks nicer, but works the same.
I think the stick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By Scott Hersha
The RV8 forward stick is identical to the RV4...

The RV8 forward stick is identical to the RV4 front stick, and Iíve used the RV14 stick on my RV4. I cut off the upper part of the RV4 (same as RV8) stick and inserted the RV14 stick into the the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2022, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,118
Posted By Scott Hersha
Yes, that would be silly I agree. You won’t get a...

Yes, that would be silly I agree. You won’t get a poke if you go looking for a hidden switch in my airplane - I was joking about the non habit forming experience. There are some areas behind the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,118
Posted By Scott Hersha
Well, it’s a pretty lame debate. I don’t believe...

Well, it’s a pretty lame debate. I don’t believe that either system is “unbeatable” as you say. Either system has possible weak points, but both answer the same question about push button start...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 40,834
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thatís really a nice small opening. You may have...

Thatís really a nice small opening. You may have to enlarge it a little. Mine ended up maybe 4 times that size to accommodate clearance on the rod, but I assume you have a more modern prepunched kit,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-02-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 40,834
Posted By Scott Hersha
Thatís really a nice small opening. You may have...

Thatís really a nice small opening. You may have to enlarge it a little. Mine ended up maybe 4 times that size to accommodate clearance on the rod, but I assume you have a more modern prepunched kit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By Scott Hersha
We have a new deal to be worked out, maybe for...

We have a new deal to be worked out, maybe for yearsÖÖ. RUDDER LOCK WARS !!
I would like to hear what others have had long term success with in real experience with winds, to see what not only...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,118
Posted By Scott Hersha
Ha haÖ. ďgimmicky and sillyĒÖÖ. made me laugh....

Ha haÖ. ďgimmicky and sillyĒÖÖ. made me laugh. Especially considering the hidden switch does exactly the same thing as the keyed enable switch - except with my hidden switch I canít lose or misplace...
Forum: Tools 05-02-2022, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Scott Hersha
I bought quick release pins like these at the...

I bought quick release pins like these at the hardware store:

https://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Ring-Pin-Cotterless-3HLL2?opr=IDPPLARECS&analytics=PLAPDP_undefined

I donít remember...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,118
Posted By Scott Hersha
With a push button starter I’ve used two...

With a push button starter I’ve used two different methods. This keyed inline switch on my RV8:

https://www.steinair.com/product/mini-keyswitch-2/

And a hidden inline guarded toggle on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By Scott Hersha
I like it. I assume it is tied off to the...

I like it. I assume it is tied off to the elevator counterbalance locks?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,906
Posted By Scott Hersha
I agree with Kyle. Mechanical advantage puts a...

I agree with Kyle. Mechanical advantage puts a huge load on a lock in this location. That being said, the crude prototype that Coryb shows, I think, would be fine, as long as the final version...
Forum: California 04-24-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By Scott Hersha
In Ohio, normal statewide sales tax is 5.5%, plus...

In Ohio, normal statewide sales tax is 5.5%, plus any local taxes that may apply, which could be up to an additional 3%. Ohio exempts sales and use tax on casual sale of aircraft (no broker). The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By Scott Hersha
I have a Horizon 10.1 for my RV6 build, just like...

I have a Horizon 10.1 for my RV6 build, just like I did in my RV4. For COM I have the GTR200B (with Bluetooth). It is a panel mount and I can also control it through the 10.1 touch screen. My...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Scott Hersha
I tried the peel test today on my wheel pant...

I tried the peel test today on my wheel pant because itís fully cured. The aluminum stuck to the bilge painted fiberglass and didnít peel off when I removed the tape, which took a pretty good pull.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,595
Posted By Scott Hersha
My wheel pants have a 1Ē hole in line with the...

My wheel pants have a 1Ē hole in line with the valve stem that I plug with a flush plastic cap plug from Home Depot that I paint to match the pant. I remove the hex valve stem cap with about a 4Ē...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Scott Hersha
Working with Teflon lines and stainless steel...

Working with Teflon lines and stainless steel fittings takes some specialized tools and test equipment. I second the advice to contact Tom at TS Flightlines/ Aircraft Specialtly and order what you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By Scott Hersha
I could be done with my ďexperimentsĒ if I tried...

I could be done with my ďexperimentsĒ if I tried that. It would probably peel the paint off her car! Iíll do the experiment on the cowl in a couple days. I put the first coat on today. Tomorrow Iíll...
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