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by hngrflyr
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Got a new toy--this isn't gonna help me get the 8 finished!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5226

Congratulations! When I was becoming an airport bum at the age of 13. A couple stopped at our field for gas in their brand new 1954 Cessna 180. They were on their way home from the Cessna factory with their new airplane. It was bright metal with metalic green trim. I thought it was beautiful. After ...
by hngrflyr
Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: 66 years old, and hasn't learned.....
Replies: 7
Views: 4139

Stupidity should be painful. This time it was.
by hngrflyr
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Propellers
Topic: question for those with a FP Prop
Replies: 10
Views: 11063

I have a fixed pitch propeller on my RV -6. I live in the Pacific Northwest. There have been times that I've wished for a C/S Prop at high elevation strips on hot days, but other that that I don't really need one. At KEUG, I've climbed out of the Delta Airspace while still parallel to the runway on ...
by hngrflyr
Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Fuel prices get me down...
Replies: 41
Views: 16034

Here in Oregon, premium auto fuel is around $3.20/gallon. 100LL costs $4.28/gallon at self serve pumps, and more than $5.00 off the fuel truck.

Bob Severns
RV-6
Eugene, Oregon
by hngrflyr
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Fuel prices get me down...
Replies: 41
Views: 16034

I start the clock at the beginning of the take off run and end it at shut down. I just had the manifold pressure guage rebuilt. The engine turns a two blade Catto Propeller. Going cross country, I use 23" . It turns 2450 to 2500 RPM. It gives me 153 KTS, TAS. At WOT, the airplane will go 165 KT...
by hngrflyr
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Fuel prices get me down...
Replies: 41
Views: 16034

My 0-320 averages 9.2 gph at what seems to be about 70%. I have a pair of Slick Mags firing the plugs. The timing is dead on the money.

Bob Severns
RV-6
Eugene, Oregon
by hngrflyr
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Fuel prices get me down...
Replies: 41
Views: 16034

Speaking of fuel burn in 0-320s and 0-360s, A friend of mine has a T-18 with a 0-360. I have a RV-6 with a 0-320. When going cross country together, our speeds are very near the same, and our fuel burns are identical. For my money, the 0-360 is a better choice. The power is there if you want it, but...
by hngrflyr
Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: RV 7/7A
Topic: How many RV7's can you squeeze in a T- hanger
Replies: 2
Views: 2721

I have an RV-6 and a Cessna 120 in the same T hangar. It's tight but it works. I must raise the Cessna's right aileron to fit the RV's tail under it. I have spots painted on the floor where the Cessna's wheels must be for the RV to fit. For multiple low wing airplanes, I'd think a little adjusting a...
by hngrflyr
Tue May 22, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Whats up with improper Uncontrolled Airport procedures?
Replies: 9
Views: 4522

Several years ago, while flying my Cessna 120 I reported downwind at a non tower airport, then flew a standard power off traffic pattern to the runway. An open cockpit sport plane from the 1930s was at the run-up position. I was on short final when he pulled onto the runway without even looking. I a...
by hngrflyr
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: I've got the mill, now what?!!
Replies: 21
Views: 17561

I was a machinist for thirty years in connection with my many other duties before retirement. Not all cutters are right hand rotation. There are cases where turning the opposite direction is a better option. When you speak of CNC equipment, CNC machining centers can perform jobs that cannot even be ...
by hngrflyr
Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: I've got the mill, now what?!!
Replies: 21
Views: 17561

A milling machine motor needs the capacity to run both directions. Three phase motors do that easily with simple switching. Many single phase motors can only run one direction.

Bob Severns
by hngrflyr
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: I've got the mill, now what?!!
Replies: 21
Views: 17561

How many amps does the motor draw? I have an AC inverter that will convert single phase to three phase, that I could be persuaded to part with. The maximum output is 8 amps. It comes complete with hook-up instructions and operation manual.

Bob Severns
by hngrflyr
Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Avweb Quiz
Replies: 18
Views: 8181

Aerodynamic braking is huge with some airplanes. I friend of mine used to fly a Howard DGA-15P for a skydiving club. They flew from a 1900' paved strip at about 400' MSL. The Howard is a heavy airplane. He would wheel land it at about 95 MPH, get the tailwheel on the runway ASAP, and make the turn o...
by hngrflyr
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Avweb Quiz
Replies: 18
Views: 8181

Nuff said.
by hngrflyr
Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: WHOA! (the "other" place)
Replies: 20
Views: 7959

The posting NAZIs have struck again. I think the cartoon stinks, but that's just my opinion. I'm not about to force my opinion on anyone else. Others are entitled to make up thier own minds. Having to be PC all the time is destroying our freedom to think as functioning, autonomous human beings. I'll...
by hngrflyr
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: General Construction Questions
Topic: electric vs manual elevator trim
Replies: 43
Views: 19733

My RV-6 has electric trim. The airplane was finished when I aquired it. When I first started flying it, I didn't like the electric trim much, but now I like it just fine. The trim tab flies very close to neutral with two of us aboard and full fuel. when I have it trimmed for the load condition, I do...
by hngrflyr
Wed May 10, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: O-320 / O-360 / O-540
Topic: IO-360 -> Maximum safe HP?
Replies: 66
Views: 33767

One of my hangar neighbors has a Giles 202 powered by a IO-360 built by Lycon. He says it produces 245 HP. It flies when ever he wants to fly it. I don't see him working on it much. The airplane really performs, and the engine doesn't sound like other 0-360s in the neighborhood. The engine turns a t...
by hngrflyr
Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: The Hangar
Topic: Mandatory Service Bulletin for Fuel Pick-ups
Replies: 12
Views: 5228

I've been maintaining mechanical things since I was about 12 years old. I'm 64 now. One thing I've learned over the years is, " don't kick the crust off old dog turds. They always stink." My RV-6 has been flying for 11years. It was the builder's 5th homebuilt airplane. If somethng like thi...
by hngrflyr
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Workshop & Tools
Topic: 3 phase to single?
Replies: 24
Views: 11585

You can buy a frequency drive that will convert single phase power to three phase. I just happen to have one I might be ready to sell. It is rated for a 3 hp motor. It has a manual that tells how to hook it up.

Bob Severns
by hngrflyr
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Help Me Decide!
Topic: Tailwheel flyin'
Replies: 8
Views: 9430

The first thing you will find when you fly a tail wheel RV is they have more "P" factor during take off and climb than most any production airplane you'll likely encounter. It simply requires that you pay attention and make the appropriate corrections in a timely manner. The other side of ...

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