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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By DakotaHawk
email recieved - payment sent via PP.

email recieved - payment sent via PP.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By DakotaHawk
If it's still available, I'll take it.

If it's still available, I'll take it.
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,116
Posted By DakotaHawk
I'll be there with my RV-7 in homebuilt camping. ...

I'll be there with my RV-7 in homebuilt camping. This is my 10th year attending with the RV-7. Next year, I'll be there with my RV-14!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By DakotaHawk
So many good things here! I think this would be a...

So many good things here! I think this would be a valuable training opportunity. Supposedly my new engine shipped from Lycoming this week, so I'll be getting some hands-on experience soon.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By DakotaHawk
Dang!!! That's what I'm paying for full coverage...

Dang!!! That's what I'm paying for full coverage on my flying RV-7!:eek:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By DakotaHawk
I have one of these installed in my RV-14 IFR...

I have one of these installed in my RV-14 IFR panel. Very simple to plumb and wire, and it gives a "tie-breaker" attitude solution. I really like mine!
Forum: Autopilots 05-15-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,591
Posted By DakotaHawk
While on GPS navigation, my auto pilot will keep...

While on GPS navigation, my auto pilot will keep the needles centered all the way down to minimums.

However, on VOR/ILS navigation, I had a real bad issue with the needle being all over the place,...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,301
Posted By DakotaHawk
These are the same numbers that I've found from...

These are the same numbers that I've found from other resources. All I need now the the angle to mount the control lever, although the order form does give the option to adjust the angle in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By DakotaHawk
Avian Flight Service at Bremerton - very...

Avian Flight Service at Bremerton - very professional shop with reasonable rates.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,301
Posted By DakotaHawk
Rather than starting a new thread, I'll just...

Rather than starting a new thread, I'll just resurrect this one...

It's time to order the prop governor for my RV-14 build. I'm going to take advantage of the advertiser special that was listed on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By DakotaHawk
Welcome from another -14 builder in Washington...

Welcome from another -14 builder in Washington State. I'll be picking up my engine/prop/FWF kit from Vans in two weeks.

You're gonna love the -14 kit. It's definitely a well designed product!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By DakotaHawk
That looks like a simple solution to prevent the...

That looks like a simple solution to prevent the heat muff from changing position on the exhaust.

Of course, if it wasn't oiled up so much, maybe the heat muff wouldn't slide around as much! ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By DakotaHawk
I Used toggle guards (the half-round guards...

I Used toggle guards (the half-round guards available from Stein or others) to protect my ignition switches. Over 1300 hours on my -7 and never had an inadvertent operation.
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 92,749
Posted By DakotaHawk
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/dakotahawk...

http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/dakotahawk/Mobile%20Uploads/2019-04/38EDD588-0641-4303-AE98-398C1D5802B0_zps8uvdnawq.jpg

I just got my panel cut this week. It’s still missing some holes for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,783
Posted By DakotaHawk
I've watched this thread expand all day with some...

I've watched this thread expand all day with some interest. I agree with this guy's right to find a need (people want vanity N-numbers) and figure out a way to cash in on their need.

But if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,019
Posted By DakotaHawk
I think the two things that swayed me toward...

I think the two things that swayed me toward Dynon was that I was upgrading from a legacy Dynon to an upgraded Skyview (staying with the same mfg) and also that Dynon is just a half hour away from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,019
Posted By DakotaHawk
I just completed a panel upgrade in my RV-7 two...

I just completed a panel upgrade in my RV-7 two years ago, and went through the same mental anguish. I spent the better part of Oshkosh 2016 parked in front of the Dynon/Advanced booth just pushing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-22-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,800
Posted By DakotaHawk
Hidden Oil Door Latch

I've been a member of VAF for about 15 years now. During that time, I've seen a LOT of posts and picked up a lot of good information.

Sometime in the past, I saw some posts about a hidden oil door...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By DakotaHawk
Interested! PM sent...

Interested! PM sent...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,134
Posted By DakotaHawk
I just picked up the AV-20 (2 1/4" artificial...

I just picked up the AV-20 (2 1/4" artificial horizon) as a back up for my Dynon EFIS. I'm still building the panel, so I don't have any flight experiences to share. However, I have powered the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-15-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,860
Posted By DakotaHawk
One battery and one alternator. Backup batteries...

One battery and one alternator. Backup batteries on both of the Dynon Skyview EFIS. Backup batteries on the Stratus II / iPad. Lightspeed + old fashioned Magneto.

If I lose my alternator, my main...
Forum: Tools 03-13-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By DakotaHawk
1) Remove the yoke and return spring to see if...

1) Remove the yoke and return spring to see if the set will return after the trigger is released with finger pressure equal to the spring return pressure.

2) Verify the air pressure has a release...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By DakotaHawk
PM sent... etc etc etc...

PM sent... etc etc etc...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By DakotaHawk
Is your engine arriving in the timeframe that was...

Is your engine arriving in the timeframe that was originally promised? I have a delivery date for my engine for the end of April - just wondering how much delay to expect.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,123
Posted By DakotaHawk
Here’s a pic of the battery angle ribs that...

Here’s a pic of the battery angle ribs that you’re talking about. The elevator bell crank is mounted here, and I used the extra space to mount a smoke oil pump....
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,361
Posted By DakotaHawk
Ken, in the post-mortem, is there anything that...

Ken, in the post-mortem, is there anything that you could have done differently to make the task easier? Should the release mechanism step happen BEFORE doing something else?

I'm still just a few...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,455
Posted By DakotaHawk
I just purchased this hydraulic punch set from...

I just purchased this hydraulic punch set from Amazon Aircraft Stuff. Tool quality is basic HF/Chinese but it makes an easy and clean punch thru the SS...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-29-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By DakotaHawk
I wish the pics were still available in DanH's...

I wish the pics were still available in DanH's post. :(
Forum: Safety 01-22-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,156
Posted By DakotaHawk
You can ship a box of stuff (camping gear,...

You can ship a box of stuff (camping gear, chairs, air mattresses, laundry, etc) to yourself to arrive at Oshkosh prior to the show. Shipping Services usually sets up in a shipping container placed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By DakotaHawk
Hangar 49 (and a useless sentence to prove I'm...

Hangar 49 (and a useless sentence to prove I'm not a robot...)
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-21-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,110
Posted By DakotaHawk
Can't wait to see the pic of the completed...

Can't wait to see the pic of the completed vertical stab! That's when you know you're making real progress. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,423
Posted By DakotaHawk
The second video post of shadows didn't work. ...

The second video post of shadows didn't work. Here's the correct link.

https://vimeo.com/312552834
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,423
Posted By DakotaHawk
Which parts are printed? That looks like a fun...

Which parts are printed? That looks like a fun "rainy weekend" project. You could probably sell a few kits of the printed parts!

Could you post a couple of pics of the business end (the gear...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,927
Posted By DakotaHawk
Does anyone have an un-installed JD Air Canopy...

Does anyone have an un-installed JD Air Canopy Latch kit sitting on the shelf? I'm at the point where I really need to get the latch installed on my fuselage skin, but it's on back-order. If you're...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-17-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By DakotaHawk
When I built my RV-7, I purchased an 0-360 and...

When I built my RV-7, I purchased an 0-360 and prop that had been removed from a Mooney, then flown until TBO on someone else's RV. While flying on the other RV, the engine was converted to...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,953
Posted By DakotaHawk
After flying for the past 9 years in my RV-7 with...

After flying for the past 9 years in my RV-7 with marginally acceptable 250W lights in the leading edges, I decided that I was going to light up the runway with my RV-14. One event that really...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By DakotaHawk
Safety: Inertia Cut-off switch

I'm cutting/pasting this response from Ron Schreck from another post on smoke oil safety.

"Following the death of Amanda Frankin in 2011 our air show team equipped our planes with an inertia...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By DakotaHawk
The transaction was done via PayPal. EBay just...

The transaction was done via PayPal. EBay just took the money right out of my PayPal account (which was linked to a credit card.)

There is a plus to the transaction. Since the purchased equipment...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-16-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By DakotaHawk
... or you could pull the scam that someone on...

... or you could pull the scam that someone on eBay pulled on me. They bid on and won a nav radio that I listed. After sending the unit to them, they said they wanted to return it. But they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-08-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By DakotaHawk
It might be a long shot, but how is your oil...

It might be a long shot, but how is your oil level? At high RPM and low oil levels, you may just be getting a surge due to varying oil pressure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By DakotaHawk
I'm coming up on the Firewall chapters for my...

I'm coming up on the Firewall chapters for my RV-14 build. Is there a website or youtube video that gives a good explanation of the process of insulating and protecting the firewall?

"I didn't...
Forum: RV-14 12-05-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,800
Posted By DakotaHawk
Part Number? I've been looking in "The List" and...

Part Number?

I've been looking in "The List" and the Vans online store and can't find the RV-14 step kit. I was able to find the RV-6,7 & 9 step kit, but I assume these are different parts.

Anyone...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-05-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By DakotaHawk
I went through the same issue when I did my...

I went through the same issue when I did my Instrument checkride in my RV-7 last year. Since then, I've spoken to/helped at least three other RV pilots get IACRA to accept their homebuilt...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 93,377
Posted By DakotaHawk
140325

OK. I'll add my serial number to the mix. I'm building #140325.

There's a story here. A couple of years ago, Vans came out with a new plane - the RV-14. I had already built an RV-7, and have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,210
Posted By DakotaHawk
I'm in with a +1 for 2019. This looks like a...

I'm in with a +1 for 2019. This looks like a great adventure!
Forum: COMM 11-27-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By DakotaHawk
Your plan looks a lot like my panel. My audio...

Your plan looks a lot like my panel.

My audio panel is up high. It almost never gets touched, except when swapping Comm1/Comm2 or listening to Nav for ID.

My GPS/NAV/COMM is under the audio...
Forum: Primers 10-25-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By DakotaHawk
I picked up a tarp garage from Harbor Freight for...

I picked up a tarp garage from Harbor Freight for about $179. Put it up in my side yard. The “garage” is 10’x17’. A small space heater gets the inside temp up to manageable temps. No ventilation...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,592
Posted By DakotaHawk
I swapped out the handmade pitot tube for the...

I swapped out the handmade pitot tube for the Dynon mast and heated pitot tube.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By DakotaHawk
Scott Stewart checking in here. I'm about half...

Scott Stewart checking in here. I'm about half way through my wing kit, and the fuselage kit is already on the shelf ready to get started. Right now I'm building in my garage. You're welcome to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,192
Posted By DakotaHawk
I did all of my instrument training in my RV-7. ...

I did all of my instrument training in my RV-7. Contacted the local DPE to arrange a checkride and he told me that he had just completed a checkride in an RV-7A. He did my checkride in my RV-7.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-29-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,852
Posted By DakotaHawk
I think there's a huge "fine line" between the...

I think there's a huge "fine line" between the basic Cessna 152 six-pack with vacuum/electric gauges on one side of the "line", and a Boeing 777 with glass panels, multiple EFIS, multiple ADHRS,...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-29-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,852
Posted By DakotaHawk
I gave a lot of thought to my panel design -...

I gave a lot of thought to my panel design - particularly the backups available in case xxx equipment failed. I actually ran a spreadsheet to show single points of failure and methods to work around...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-27-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,852
Posted By DakotaHawk
The disengagement/reengagement was due to the...

The disengagement/reengagement was due to the internal thought conflict set up by my CFIIs when one told me that I wouldn't be allowed to use the A/P and the others said to go ahead and use it. ...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-26-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,852
Posted By DakotaHawk
John, The question of "how much autopilot to...

John,

The question of "how much autopilot to use during the checkride?" was something that I discussed with all three of my CFIIs.

The first guy, who is very "old school", said that I may be...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-25-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,852
Posted By DakotaHawk
IFR training in an RV-7? I did it!

I completed my RV-7 in 2009 and have over 1100 hours on it to date. Living in the Seattle area, there are a lot of weather issues to deal with. In the past few years, there have been a few times that...
Forum: GPS 04-20-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By DakotaHawk
I did the 10.2 upgrade a few weeks ago. The...

I did the 10.2 upgrade a few weeks ago. The instructions provided with the upgrade are perfect except... During the entire install process, the instructions are very specific about maintaining...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-08-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 31,988
Posted By DakotaHawk
Vlad, we'll be there Friday evening. See you when...

Vlad, we'll be there Friday evening. See you when you get there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 228,082
Posted By DakotaHawk
Hmmmm.... A "Vans" guy, working at Glassair, and...

Hmmmm.... A "Vans" guy, working at Glassair, and just solo'd in a Cessna. There are some serious issues here! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,915
Posted By DakotaHawk
I just renewed my policy this week... $1151/yr...

I just renewed my policy this week... $1151/yr on an RV-7 with $70,000 insured value.

Breakdown as follows:

Liability Premium : $154
Medical Premium: included
Hull Premium: $997

Liability:...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-09-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By DakotaHawk
I initially wired my Dynon EMS into the battery...

I initially wired my Dynon EMS into the battery master.

But after a couple of years of flying, I recognized that the EMS would cycle every time I cranked the starter.

When I rebuilt my panel...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-27-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 31,988
Posted By DakotaHawk
The telescope we used belongs to Erik (the...

The telescope we used belongs to Erik (the Beachcraft Bonanza). It's a 8" Maksutov-Cassegrain. Erik is also responsible for many of the spectacular photos taken while we were on the desert. He says...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-26-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 31,988
Posted By DakotaHawk
I flew out to the Alvord Desert finally! Seven...

I flew out to the Alvord Desert finally! Seven aircraft, including four RVs met up on the desert. This is definitely a place to share with...
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