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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By DeeCee 57
add to my post above... Attached some drawings of...

add to my post above... Attached some drawings of the seat adjust and pedals of the -7, same system as on the -6. Normally only seat back top or bottom is adjustable.
Suppose you buy your own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By DeeCee 57
Hi Leslee Being rather short myself (and not...

Hi Leslee
Being rather short myself (and not getting any longer with age...) @ 5'7" or 172cm in standardised units (...), I'm using a 3" hard foam insert under my seat cushion. The standard -6 or -7...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks for the Vans FB titanhank, interesting...

thanks for the Vans FB titanhank, interesting indeed.

As for a pulled rivets construction (or assembly...), to the best of my knowledge, the -12 of whatever version there is, is assembled by the...
Forum: RV-4 09-20-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
Posted By DeeCee 57
Well, those rivets are no Cherrymax for sure. On...

Well, those rivets are no Cherrymax for sure.
On the other hand there are quite a few aircraft types flying safely around held together by pop rivets... mostly non-aerobatic.
Forum: Safety 09-19-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,381
Posted By DeeCee 57
"good news" I guess, all makes sense, to me at...

"good news" I guess, all makes sense, to me at least. Thanks for the FB Dylan.
Forum: Safety 09-17-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,381
Posted By DeeCee 57
Dylan, any feedback from Vans?

Dylan, any feedback from Vans?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By DeeCee 57
love īem European RVs, well done :cool:

love īem European RVs, well done :cool:
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 707
Views: 771,074
Posted By DeeCee 57
Wink well Capt that looks old fashioned alright......

well Capt that looks old fashioned alright... never heard of that, but WTH is a "CD player" :confused:
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By DeeCee 57
yep, though in this case not sure how much the...

yep, though in this case not sure how much the craft was really affected... been discussed at length on the Money forum and elsewhere.
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,190
Posted By DeeCee 57
again... food for thought about one's aircraft...

again... food for thought about one's aircraft going turtle back.
Wonder how they got out, sliding thru that fractured canopy hole?
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 02:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,473
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks for this honest and very well written...

Thanks for this honest and very well written report.
Guess your self analysis covers it all. Complacency is one of the bigger threat for anyone pilot, private or pro.

Again, thanks for sharing and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By DeeCee 57
pro: looks :cool: con: no need doing more damage...

pro: looks :cool:
con: no need doing more damage to the environment than we already are doing :(
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-11-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,426
Posted By DeeCee 57
hey Earl, this is really sad! Pity you can't...

hey Earl, this is really sad!

Pity you can't find a buddy or associate in helping you with that build. The -14 is an absolute top notch RV product and, like you mention, will hopefully take to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 1,060,083
Posted By DeeCee 57
at the risk of repeating myself, I sure love the...

at the risk of repeating myself, I sure love the colours and that paint scheme Yves, well done!
...but please install those wheel pants :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By DeeCee 57
Bob, you can't remove the battery for charging......

Bob, you can't remove the battery for charging... so for me its either charging in the airplane (and yes, I'm sticking around during this time which takes about 2-3 hours), or taking the P1F out of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 707
Views: 771,074
Posted By DeeCee 57
Hi Chrigel... and (though I’m not sure as to...

Hi Chrigel... and (though I’m not sure as to being properly qualified to make that upmost important statement on here, probably need another 2,900 posts or so...) welcome on the VAF !

Another RV in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By DeeCee 57
ok Bob, went to the hangar today and had a fit of...

ok Bob, went to the hangar today and had a fit of the P1F laying on the floor. Works no problem, but only with the wheels facing forward, and the saddle removed (which is a 5s affair), see attached...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-08-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,887
Posted By DeeCee 57
As far as I recall we measured mine at 9į. And...

As far as I recall we measured mine at 9į. And the reason I abandoned the install of a Bell fork since it raised the tail by an inch or so. I like the ability to operate in/out of short strips and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-07-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,237
Posted By DeeCee 57
well thereís a project around the corner... for...

well thereís a project around the corner... for me that is ;)

https://e-sling.com/en/

Weíll see how this one works out...
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-05-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,761
Posted By DeeCee 57
James, in case you hadnít seen it, here the...

James, in case you hadnít seen it, here the thread to solve a hi CHT#3:
https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=37835
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-04-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 166,371
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thumbs up Lookin' at all those pictures and places of yours...

Lookin' at all those pictures and places of yours only reinforces the realisation that I'm living in the wrong country, on the wrong continent :(
And thanks to that virus thing, been turning like a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By DeeCee 57
Bob, sure can do... but I won't be going to the...

Bob, sure can do... but I won't be going to the hangar until mid next week.

I think you could slide the P1F (or any other Folding Transportation Device) between the top of the seats and the canopy,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By DeeCee 57
As far as loading anything without...

As far as loading anything without Supertracks.... good luck to your back :D
I’ll try to remember if the P1F fits laying down next time at the hangar (yes ladies, and gentlemen, hangar with an a ;))...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By DeeCee 57
Bob, I have the Supertracks on my sliding...

Bob, I have the Supertracks on my sliding canopied -6. Those are fantastic and should be mandatory on any slider install ;)

Very easy loading, standing on the ground, of either my normal folding...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,627
Posted By DeeCee 57
First step, reinforce and lengthen your airframe...

First step, reinforce and lengthen your airframe as necessary.
Second step, fabricate and install a taller landing gear.
Third step, buy and install one of those awesome Merlin engine combo in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,457
Posted By DeeCee 57
https://www.inmotionworld.com/product/folding-elec...

https://www.inmotionworld.com/product/folding-electric-bike-inmotion-p1f

Bought a P1F from inmotion, suits my needs pretty good: practical range about 30km, weighs about 13kg, speed up to 30kmh......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,736
Posted By DeeCee 57
Negative NaySayers?

Long, too long time ago, school or hi school algebra told me following: - (Negative) + (plus) - (NaySayers)= + :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-25-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,761
Posted By DeeCee 57
I only found the -6 more difficult to land as the...

I only found the -6 more difficult to land as the lesser visibility during the landing flare (3 pointers) makes it more difficult to judge oneís height above the planet... always trying to sit as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,189
Posted By DeeCee 57
Mickey, Nord-Lock washers are available, for...

Mickey, Nord-Lock washers are available, for instance here https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/nordlockwedgewashers.php?clickkey=106103

Star washers are ok, but only for a once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,622
Posted By DeeCee 57
Tires filled with concrete not good enough?

Tires filled with concrete not good enough?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,631
Posted By DeeCee 57
I hope someone has a better answer to your...

I hope someone has a better answer to your problem... right now I would:
- prior to any action, give the paint shop a call and ask them what they think of it
- remove the rudder
- protect the jaws of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-23-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By DeeCee 57
Chris, useful load favours the -9 by about 10lbs,...

Chris, useful load favours the -9 by about 10lbs, so really dependant of the amount of gadgets you would have built-in...

Maybe this table give you some data as well:...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-23-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By DeeCee 57
since you probably want to slip to increase your...

since you probably want to slip to increase your ROD on finals, youíll already have some flaps out, therefore < Vfe of 87KIAS.
For what itís worth, a full flap slip using about 70KIAS on my 3 bladed...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-23-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,975
Posted By DeeCee 57
Thanks for the good story Hans, well done. And...

Thanks for the good story Hans, well done. And good luck with your 6th project :D
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 899
Posted By DeeCee 57
a picture worth a dozen words ;)

a picture worth a dozen words ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,968
Posted By DeeCee 57
Mickey, watched your vid... would now try a strip...

Mickey, watched your vid... would now try a strip of HST, better adhering properties, and better looks :), donít forget to use some soft shape, like the end of a screwdriver, to iron it down to...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-22-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By DeeCee 57
John, I would also like to read about your...

John, I would also like to read about your experience with the EDM-350, install, use of VM sensors, etc. Thanks!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-22-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By DeeCee 57
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=182922

Same aircraft?
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-22-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,426
Posted By DeeCee 57
Sounds like ure making good progress, well...

Sounds like ure making good progress, well done!
A couple of pictures of your -14 project would sure color those reports?

As for building without flaps, donít do it! The -14 has good flaps which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks George, loved that :D

thanks George, loved that :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,680
Posted By DeeCee 57
superb scheme, superb aircraft, well done...

superb scheme, superb aircraft, well done Yves!
Lookin forward to see her in real (today was another step) :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By DeeCee 57
U might already be aware... when using those,...

U might already be aware... when using those, just tighten the screws according the instructions, i.e. lightly no more...
Forum: RV-4 08-19-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By DeeCee 57
+1 on that location, regardless of type.

+1 on that location, regardless of type.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,642
Posted By DeeCee 57
... Iíd say damaged before shipment :(

...

Iíd say damaged before shipment :(
Forum: RV-4 08-10-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By DeeCee 57
used the one from Vanís, installed during the...

used the one from Vanís, installed during the build without any problem.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-09-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,898
Posted By DeeCee 57
SPX, good questions... Lookiní forward to the...

SPX, good questions...
Lookiní forward to the answers :D
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-09-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By DeeCee 57
as far as I know, depending on your serial, you...

as far as I know, depending on your serial, you might have, or not, a -7 engine mount (check for reinforcing gussets)... mine has (as well as pre-punched wing skins and -8 tail).
One thing to...
Forum: RV-4 08-07-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By DeeCee 57
maybe you can convince this guy to modify the -6...

maybe you can convince this guy to modify the -6 into a -4, see https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=184116&highlight=Solidworks
Forum: RV-4 08-07-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By DeeCee 57
and the really tough one, recall reading about...

and the really tough one, recall reading about someone who repositioned the roll bar towards the rear by 1-2Ē...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,398
Posted By DeeCee 57
thanks Randy, woz just pulling your leg ;) Now...

thanks Randy, woz just pulling your leg ;)

Now seriously, not sure about the rules over here, a big mess as usual as each country has its own set of them... and EASA is just a self nominated...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,398
Posted By DeeCee 57
first of all define fast ;)

first of all define fast ;)
Forum: Safety 08-05-2020, 02:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,523
Posted By DeeCee 57
Frenchy, don’t “keep trying“ :eek: Before any...

Frenchy, don’t “keep trying“ :eek:

Before any further flight you need to:
1/ take up communications with rvbuilder2002, aka Scott. He is an official Van’s Aircraft rep and willing to help you
2/...
Forum: Propellers 08-05-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By DeeCee 57
P860-18 is what they provided me with, hopefully...

P860-18 is what they provided me with, hopefully itíll last :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-05-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,441
Posted By DeeCee 57
Very pertinent info Kevin, thanks for all...

Very pertinent info Kevin, thanks for all :cool:

Having had a con-rod failure on my O-320 Falco a few (too many) moons ago, oil and therefore prop control lost, the windmilling prop resulted in a...
Forum: Propellers 08-05-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By DeeCee 57
slight thread drift... Had a 15 year old MT...

slight thread drift...

Had a 15 year old MT governor on my O-360-A3A 3 bladed powered ship. Last spring I decided, in order to avoid prolonged downtime, to order a new one. MT told me that the type...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-30-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,289
Posted By DeeCee 57
Lady gets distinguished :) What about a red...

Lady gets distinguished :)
What about a red spiral? http://www.pilotbill.com/Oshkosh/Oshkosh09/RV_1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,547
Posted By DeeCee 57
Well, not sure that it applies to RVs... yes,...

Well, not sure that it applies to RVs... yes, flaps are partly extended on most airliners, but only as much as it takes to nicely cover the 2nd segment. The primary use to extend the flaps here is to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By DeeCee 57
quick one, forget the -9 idea and get a -3 It...

quick one, forget the -9 idea and get a -3

It would fit both your profile and your wallet.
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By DeeCee 57
recently installed the wings on a -14, without...

recently installed the wings on a -14, without flaps nor ailerons. On the other hand the wing ain’t really heavy, and I guess that if the ail/fl are secured by tape or else, it shouldn’t be a...
Forum: RV-3 07-24-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By DeeCee 57
Like OZCleco states, identify problem first. If...

Like OZCleco states, identify problem first.
If line replacement necessary, remove the old one. Removal of tank may give access to line, since it could run behind the tank.
Some ideas to be found in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-22-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By DeeCee 57
well, ain’t the reply u hoping for, but haven’t...

well, ain’t the reply u hoping for, but haven’t had any problem with my primer system... logical, since I rarely, if at all, use it. Mine’s on #1 and 2.

Seeing your location as Fl, and guessing you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 1,060,083
Posted By DeeCee 57
nice simple non-military paint scheme Fred, love...

nice simple non-military paint scheme Fred, love it!
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