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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Raymo
The -7 plans have nutplate locations specified....

The -7 plans have nutplate locations specified. PM me your email and I'll get you a copy of that drawing.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-15-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Raymo
I did the elbow setup from Don and it works great...

I did the elbow setup from Don and it works great with the SJ intake. I had to make an phenolic spacer to align the filter with the intake tube but that part also came from Don.

PM if you'd like...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Raymo
A little epoxy and micro will do the job. Flox...

A little epoxy and micro will do the job. Flox will not sand smooth.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Raymo
CG is also a consideration in this choice. The...

CG is also a consideration in this choice. The Sensi GA is around 12 lbs, same as my 3 blade Catto, but I also have a 20 lb crush plate on the nose to help keep CG in range, which it does. Without...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Raymo
Keep in mind, the goal here is to make that part...

Keep in mind, the goal here is to make that part flexible enough to fit the canopy radius. I seem to recall my holes cut right to the edge of the two flange bends.
Forum: Southeast 03-14-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Raymo
+1 for the Runway Cafe. Great food and kids will...

+1 for the Runway Cafe. Great food and kids will love the adjacent playground.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Raymo
5 amp circuit breaker.

5 amp circuit breaker.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By Raymo
PM or email me for info on someone that can help...

PM or email me for info on someone that can help at 3J1 in Ridgeland, SC.
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,553
Posted By Raymo
Get the red, round rolling stool and the...

Get the red, round rolling stool and the aluminum, folding step stool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Raymo
And now owned by Garmin...

And now owned by Garmin (https://ipadpilotnews.com/2018/08/garmin-buys-fltplan-com-setting-up-big-rivalry-with-foreflight/).
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,079
Posted By Raymo
I too had the shimmy and breakout force was...

I too had the shimmy and breakout force was correct. Upon lifting the nose (holding tail down with tie-down), I found the entire leg was moving side to side. Ordered and installed a close tolerance...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-06-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By Raymo
If you edit your posts, you'll see an option to...

If you edit your posts, you'll see an option to delete :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By Raymo
Another vote for the computer fan(s). I pulled...

Another vote for the computer fan(s). I pulled some out of some old HP servers but only installed one for circulation / defrost.

https://i.imgur.com/fsvUAOnl.jpg
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Raymo
I also in the replace camp but you could crimp a...

I also in the replace camp but you could crimp a couple #10 ring terminals on the wire ends and connect the two with a screw/washer/nut and protect as needed from chafing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-28-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,124
Posted By Raymo
Keyed start switches are common in certified...

Keyed start switches are common in certified aircraft but not so much in experimentals. Not included in the kit. I too have the Steinair button and one in a box that the OP posted. I couldn't bring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Raymo
Do you have ADS-B out? If not, you will only see...

Do you have ADS-B out? If not, you will only see aircraft via direct reception or when another aircraft in your vicinity triggers a ground station to transmit relative traffic for their position.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By Raymo
I mostly use mine for the checklists. As...

I mostly use mine for the checklists. As mentioned, it is not required but a good idea, IMO.

* Pre-Flight
* Engine start cold
* Engine start hot
* Pre-takeoff
* Cruise
* Pre-landing

You can have as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Raymo
I like my set of SV Touch screens just fine but...

I like my set of SV Touch screens just fine but plan to update to the HDX someday. If you decide to sell your classic screen, lots of people are looking to buy.

Once you have all the EMS parameters...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-25-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Raymo
Sent email on a used Piper Archer exhaust I have...

Sent email on a used Piper Archer exhaust I have for sale. Otherwise, Vetterman is your best bet.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-25-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By Raymo
Welcome to VAF and keep up the great work. One...

Welcome to VAF and keep up the great work. One day you'll have a fantastic plane!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Raymo
The tank can be removed without removing the...

The tank can be removed without removing the entire wing. I have my left tank off now to repair a leak. The access panel had also developed a leak since the last CI (cork gasket). I didn't build my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Raymo
Castellated nuts generally have cotter pins...

Castellated nuts generally have cotter pins installed. No need in this application but, as a general rule, go with all metal (hot) lock nuts FWF.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By Raymo
Maybe a dumb question but why do you have nuts on...

Maybe a dumb question but why do you have nuts on the back of your prop flange? There should be inserts in the flange.
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Raymo
As long as the foam is later removed, but I can't...

As long as the foam is later removed, but I can't imagine holes large enough to need it. DanH has proven that you want nothing on the inside of the firewall.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,231
Posted By Raymo
If you are in the market, a member here has one...

If you are in the market, a member here has one for sale at KSAV. It has an O-320, which seems to turn people away but it's a fine engine and HP can be improved with a cold air sump and higher...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Raymo
Seal small holes with 3M Fire Barrier 2000.

Seal small holes with 3M Fire Barrier 2000.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By Raymo
I modified one from the VAF home page, if you'd...

I modified one from the VAF home page, if you'd like a copy. It is in Word format.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,473
Posted By Raymo
Here is a good video on the repair...

Here is a good video on the repair (https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+horizontal+spare+sb+vans&view=detail&mid=FF6E9FAD9986C477C491FF6E9FAD9986C477C491&FORM=VIRE). Partially pulling the...
Forum: COMM 02-18-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Raymo
You'll need some D-Sub pins to add the connection...

You'll need some D-Sub pins to add the connection to the DB-25. Steinair sells them and the low cost tool to properly crimp them. The pins can also be soldered onto the wire but crimping is more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By Raymo
After reading the other threads on this topic, I...

After reading the other threads on this topic, I opted not to install the SJ intake alt air option. No worries about ingesting that hardware down the road. Still considering better options to add alt...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By Raymo
Individually is best.

Individually is best.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By Raymo
You likely read that calibrating AOA at about 3...

You likely read that calibrating AOA at about 3 knots above actual stall will provide better stall warning. This was true for me, as well.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Raymo
Agree... Generally not appropriate. Get power...

Agree...

Generally not appropriate. Get power from the main bus with an appropriately rated breaker or fuse (could be in-line) and ground from the main ground point (aka forest of tabs).
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By Raymo
GROMMET EDGING - M22529/2 SERIES This link to...

GROMMET EDGING - M22529/2 SERIES

This link to ACS (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/grommetedging.php?clickkey=4582) will get you to them.
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-08-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By Raymo
Congrats on the new build and also for already...

Congrats on the new build and also for already figuring out how to post a photo!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,326
Posted By Raymo
The Dynon AP works great and will interface with...

The Dynon AP works great and will interface with the 540 just fine. It might require the ARINC-429 interface box (not sure).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By Raymo
It has been stated in other threads that the...

It has been stated in other threads that the improvements provided by a cold air sump (~7 HP) are primarily due to an increase in air volume (larger tubes), not temperature.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By Raymo
Thanks for the info. I thought all VOR / ILS was...

Thanks for the info. I thought all VOR / ILS was over serial.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By Raymo
Only the GPS nav portion uses the ARINC 429 so it...

Only the GPS nav portion uses the ARINC 429 so it wouldn't be in play here.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By Raymo
FSDO isn't involved. It's up to the IA to make...

FSDO isn't involved. It's up to the IA to make the determination. Finding one that will sign it off may be difficult, I agree.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Raymo
I'm happy with my 3 blade Catto and my engine has...

I'm happy with my 3 blade Catto and my engine has a solid crank (O360-A4M) so can't comment on CS choice.

Check your operating limitations for clues on returning to P1 but I believe you'll need 5...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-29-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By Raymo
Thanks! Makes me want to get some training to do...

Thanks! Makes me want to get some training to do more than just aileron rolls.
Forum: COMM 01-29-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Raymo
I think the answer depends on the equipment in...

I think the answer depends on the equipment in question. Some, like Garmin and the Stratus ESG require at least 10 feet of RG-400/142 so, you'd likely be okay. They have limits in their install...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By Raymo
I've purchases some of the <$50 meters for home...

I've purchases some of the <$50 meters for home use and they are okay - mostly checking battery voltage before my son tosses batteries from his game controllers. As mentioned above, don't expect a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By Raymo
Also incorrect. If it were later installed on a...

Also incorrect. If it were later installed on a plane with a type certificate (eg. Piper), it would require an IA sign-off at that time, including AD compliance.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,996
Posted By Raymo
I recently convinced a friend that is an A&P/IA...

I recently convinced a friend that is an A&P/IA that anyone can do maintenance on EAB. Once he read the information for himself, he responded with "I stand corrected" but still felt there are people...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-28-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,840
Posted By Raymo
The two DB9s are connected to a DB15, which...

The two DB9s are connected to a DB15, which connects to the EIC. You could, optionally, connect them directly to the DB15 but would not then be able to connect individually to a PC, if later desired.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By Raymo
What Larry said. Some have to be torqued from the...

What Larry said. Some have to be torqued from the back side of the spar. Add the drag torque to the required torque. In same cases, a large flat screwdriver is all you can manage to hold the nut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Raymo
Somewhere along the line, Vans recommended (and...

Somewhere along the line, Vans recommended (and may still) doing the engine break-in without pants to add drag. As mentioned above, this usually only takes a few hours (5-10).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Raymo
The drag imposed by the exposed landing gear is...

The drag imposed by the exposed landing gear is significant and would affect glide speed and distance.

I gained around 20 MPH after installation of mine. Everything got better, including CHTs.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-24-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,840
Posted By Raymo
See post #1...

See post #1 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1317923&postcount=1) for your answer :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,734
Posted By Raymo
Also consider changing this URL to rudder-trim...

Also consider changing this URL to rudder-trim :D

http://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rubber-trim/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Raymo
I laid mine up on the airplane with tape and wax....

I laid mine up on the airplane with tape and wax. Bonded with epoxy resin after scuffing the plexi. Didn't stick well to the side skirts (probably didn't scuff enough) so I riveted a piece of .025...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Raymo
Yes, both P-Mags require manifold pressure, which...

Yes, both P-Mags require manifold pressure, which it typically off the #3 cylinder (on a 4 cylinder engine).

Tom at TSFlightLines (aka Hoser) can set you up with what you need.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,180
Posted By Raymo
Congratulations! But are they ever really done? :D

Congratulations! But are they ever really done? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Raymo
For me, that was about 2 months prior to...

For me, that was about 2 months prior to certification and flying. Contact Vans and request the BoS. If the kit was previously owned, you will need to show proof of ownership from the previous owner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Raymo
You'll have to renew the registration every 3...

You'll have to renew the registration every 3 years so most people hold off until they are about ready to fly.
Forum: Reviews 01-10-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,150
Posted By Raymo
I concur with all these comments, except that I...

I concur with all these comments, except that I haven't yet tried the CQ1. I liked the comfort of the QT but always had to put the mic to my mouth when talking or transmitting and tower always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By Raymo
Replacement pins can be purchased from...

Replacement pins can be purchased from BandC.aero, DigiKey and Mouser. The latter two are less expensive. Shipping+pin from BandC would likely be close to the cost of a new connector...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,150
Posted By Raymo
Nice! I had to sell my QT Halos due to the mic...

Nice! I had to sell my QT Halos due to the mic not filtering out noise.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Raymo
ACS part number 11-05650 for shielded twisted...

ACS part number 11-05650 for shielded twisted pair, 22g.

Mil spec M27500
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Raymo
On my cowl pins, I made a small aluminum plate...

On my cowl pins, I made a small aluminum plate with a hole that slides over the pin. The plate has two countersunk screws (only needs one) that hold it in place. Nutplates are installed on the inside...
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