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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts Update

Hey Fellow RVer's,

I wanted to give everyone an update on the status of the transition. I hope to be up and running this weekend with a good but limited inventory of parts. I sincerely apologize for...
Forum: Safety 06-27-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,991
Posted By RV7Guy
Some thoughts

You did what you thought was correct and it worked out. The goal is to live and that was accomplished. The insurance company has a payout. It all worked. I'm sure it was frustrating to see the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts Website

Hey Everyone,

I've got the website up and running again BUT, I'm not ready to take orders yet. Getting the other details set up now.

Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement I've received.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-10-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By RV7Guy
7 Ride

Hey Ryan,

My 7 isn't done but I'm sure my neighbor will take you for a ride in his beautiful 7. He's retired ATC. I'll check with him and get back to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts Website

Hey Everyone,

The www.jdair.com will be down for a few days as we make the transition of ownership.

Bare with us. The entire great line up of parts will be available soon including a few exciting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,499
Posted By RV7Guy
Fun Times

Can't wait. Always one of the highlights of the show. Proud to be a sponsor!!
Forum: Safety 05-18-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,969
Posted By RV7Guy
Pet Peeve

Bottom line here is that most won't read the entire thing.

My pet peeve is the popular, "any other traffic please advise." Don't know where or how this started. It is annoying!!! Highlighted in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,206
Posted By RV7Guy
PLEASE READ IT!!!

Hey everyone,

Please read, understand and read again the NOTAM. Commit it to memory. Google earth the routes, know the landmarks and practice flying it in your mind.

I have a unique perspective...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By RV7Guy
Thanks Andy

It works like butter with the bearing!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By RV7Guy
Announcement!! JD Air Parts

JD Air parts is alive and well. However, we are making a transition and I'll be taking over the reigns of the company. My partner in this endeavor, Jason Krause, has become highly successful with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By RV7Guy
12Volts

If you were going to use a Lipo it would need to be a 3S pack which has a nominal voltage of 11.1. (Unless the 4500 uses a different back up system). I have the TCW back up boxes for my AFS 5500T's....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-03-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By RV7Guy
Very upsetting!!!

Robbie and I were close friends but hadn't had much contact since he moved to Texas. He was a mentor to me when I was building my first 7. He would stop by often to look things over and we'd go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By RV7Guy
Got a Cub

I currently have a J3 Cub being restored in Wisconsin. She can get her tail endorsement at a local school that has some Cubs. Then, after some experience, I'll send her up to Mike Seager for RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By RV7Guy
Cessna Knowledgeable person??

My girlfriend is learning to fly and would like to buy a C150/152 to build time before getting a transition to RV's.

I'll have a new 7 flying soon and I'd love to have her checked out after she...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-24-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By RV7Guy
Oregon

Schedule and go with the best. Mike Seager. Factory check out. Well worth the money. Don't know of anything official in AZ.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-07-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By RV7Guy
Appropriate!!!

How appropriate that you posted on Wednesday!! Millionaire is a good outfit. We fly in there with my company to get fuel, (Medical Helicopter) and they are always there to meet us. When returning to...
Forum: ADS-B 02-28-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,861
Posted By RV7Guy
Got word...

Got word that production has started again and they will be working on the back log. Hoping to have one soon after the Navworx debacle. Fortunately the wiring and mounting changes only took about an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,227
Posted By RV7Guy
Look at these

I live in a residential airpark and have seen a diversity of lighting. My neighbor just put these lights in and they are amazing. We have 1800 sq ft hangars, 45x40 with 15 foot ceilings. Another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By RV7Guy
King A & P course

Anyone out there use this course to prep for the A & P exams?

Part 2, anyone one the programs you'd like to part with.
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By RV7Guy
Private party

I rent a 5th wheel from a private party. Check Craigslist for the area. I think there are a couple of commercial outfits you can rent from as well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,740
Posted By RV7Guy
Autonomous

They have the same parent company but remain autonomous in the product line. So therefore 2 different product lines.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,010
Posted By RV7Guy
Great news!!!

Great news Brian. Most importantly on Kris but that you've go another build to look forward to.

Keep us posted. We'll keep the prayers going.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-29-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,313
Posted By RV7Guy
Could work

I'm at Stellar. We have several RV's of various flavors here. There's already an Arizona RV email list. How about an AZ Facebook page?
Forum: Reviews 11-22-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,562
Posted By RV7Guy
Send it in

Hi John,

Send it back in. We'll replace it. There have been a few failures. It was traced to the metal supplier providing the wrong material. Caught it early but there some that got out.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,882
Posted By RV7Guy
2 things

I was advised of this from a couple of builders "after" my first one. On the 2nd 7, I followed this and life was a lot better.

There seems to be two milestones that creep into the build process. 1)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,971
Posted By RV7Guy
Lot's O' gear

Like Mike said, it is amazing how much gear you can pack in a 7. If you are not camping, you have more than enough room.

There are always LOTS of cancellations in the weeks prior to the show. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,373
Posted By RV7Guy
Very Cool!!

Congrats Simon. Sure glad you got your plane in the air. Great flight and landing. For those who don't know, Simon is a Speed Bird Captain. It has to be different feeling when you are flaring at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,763
Posted By RV7Guy
It works

I commuted across Phoenix in a 7. The distance was 55 miles. I am fortunate to live in a hangar home that made it easy. I kept a car at the other end and drove the last 8 miles in to work. The flight...
Forum: ADS-B 10-23-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,899
Posted By RV7Guy
Would work

Hi Bob,

I think that would certainly work. As I noted in my plane, I'm using the Approach Systems hub and harnesses. Changing out the transponder that is remote mounted would be a major pain in the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-22-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,899
Posted By RV7Guy
My Solution

I have also been caught up Navworx deal, with a 600B installed. In fact, this aspect alone has held up the completion of my 7. Despite redesigning the panel and sub panel for easy access after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By RV7Guy
Headset wanted

Hi Everyone,

One of the young helicopter pilots I work with is getting his fixed wing ratings. He'd like to purchase a used headset for use while he trains. Doesn't have to be fancy. Reasonable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,362
Posted By RV7Guy
An observation

On the medical helicopter I fly for work, (Airbus Astar 350B3e) there are several locations where Click Bond standoffs are used for adel attachments. They are affixed directly to the primed surface....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,314
Posted By RV7Guy
Trim Tab

I used a 4" tall piece of aluminum with 1" hanging off the back of the rudder. The bottom of the tab was in approximately alignment equal to the top of the Horizontal stabilizer. The tab was riveted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,234
Posted By RV7Guy
Easy to make

An overlay is very simple to make. You'll need glass cloth, carbon fiber cloth, ply peel and epoxy. West Systems look great. This is an easy way to do it without vacuum bagging and any other exotic...
Forum: Primers 09-05-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By RV7Guy
Spray Maxx

I have used SM Clear to clear coat an RC sailplane that I had painted as well as a few other parts. It works great. I would use it again. Great nozzle that sprays evenly.

Obviously, once you punch...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,076
Posted By RV7Guy
Second photo

Here's the second one.

http://i65.tinypic.com/2n07908.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,076
Posted By RV7Guy
Connectors

This has been done many ways obviously. Some with connectors, some without. I had connectors on my first RV and installed connectors on the new one. It's a little more work up front but really worth...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-16-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By RV7Guy
Walt is right!!!

DO NOT USE THE 4-40's. Even with Torx it is easy to have a problem. I did mine with 4-40's and stripped two screws. I bought all 6-32 hardware for replacement. I buddy of mine drilled and replaced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By RV7Guy
Another person

I checked with my DAR about this on my first 7. I had about 5 hours left of Phase 1. He said put someone in the seat. Also, suggested it is a good way to log stall speeds and other data that I might...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 121,764
Posted By RV7Guy
Can't wait!!

Hi Scott,

I was telling my girlfriend about your amazing adventure last year. She is going to read it this weekend. I was mentioning that I doubt you would be doing another long adventure for a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 600,093
Posted By RV7Guy
Nicely done

Looking great my friend. Never know it was a garage paint job, self induced!! Good weight too. Can't wait to hear about the engine start up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By RV7Guy
What purpose?

If you are talking about mounting a LiFe battery such as a EarthX or Shorai, I don't see that as a problem. The are different chemistry as the Lipo batteries used in consumer electronics.

As far as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,897
Posted By RV7Guy
Classic Aero

I had the stock seats with Abby's covering for approximately 400 hours. During some refurbishing, I decided to go with the Classic aero seats and interior. There is absolutely no comparison!!! Most...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-21-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By RV7Guy
NO electric

I DO NOT recommend using electrical tape. I know many have successfully but electrical tape is not designed for this purpose. Use 3M Fine Line tape. It is designed to cope with the various chemicals...
Forum: Propellers 07-19-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By RV7Guy
WW 200RV

I suspect is because of the way the spinner/backplate assembly is mounted. You won't be disappointed with the WW!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By RV7Guy
Yes and no

Yes, it is a replacement for the stock latch for tip up models of the 6, 7, 9 and 14. The slot is wider. You will get a very solid latch with a wider grip. The lock was shown only for reference and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts at Oshkosh

Hello RVers. If you are interested in any of the JD Air Parts inventory I will be able to bring them to Oshkosh. I will be there this Saturday through the end of the Airventure.

Please go to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,442
Posted By RV7Guy
Fire Departments

This has not been mentioned. Do you know anybody with the local Fire Department? Seems everyone knows a fire fighter. Many have a cascading fill stations. Stop by and see if they do and see if they...
Forum: RV-10 06-20-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By RV7Guy
Shouldn't be a problem

The grounded planes are mostly RJ's. After the same issues in 1990 most of the manufacturers updated their FM's to include these high temps.

I had a 7 with IO 360 and used to fly it to work. The...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,973
Posted By RV7Guy
Williams AZ

The airport is only 3 miles north of town. Definitely take the tour train to the Grand Canyon. Down town Williams is full of great restaurants, bars and history.

I would make this a MUST stop...
Forum: Safety 05-29-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,203
Posted By RV7Guy
Even tougher.....

Thees nubmers are evne moer prolbematic whne yuo cosnider taht 5 out fo 3 piltos aer dyslesic!!!

:eek::eek::eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,425
Posted By RV7Guy
Nice!!!!

Jonathan is great to work with. The design service is amazing. I'm sad he was between paint shops and I committed mine to another painter. Can't wait to see Jonathan's design on my plane!!!
Forum: Reviews 05-24-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,920
Posted By RV7Guy
Indeed

Without question one of the most responsive providers in the business. What I like is that it is a family business. We are fortunate in the Experimental world to have such great companies.

Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By RV7Guy
Just did!!!

True Gil. Just ordered another!! Heard you got your plane going. Great work!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By RV7Guy
Does this mean......?

Does this mean I'm about done??????

http://i64.tinypic.com/xf7pjp.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By RV7Guy
Same experience

Chad is a great guy and is doing a great job with the VPX products. He had quite the learning curve but has handled it well. Look for more good things from VPX/Ballard.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,631
Posted By RV7Guy
I'm in!!

I'm in. JD Air will again be a sponsor!! We are proud to assist in brining this event to the RVer's of the World.

Thanks Dan for putting this together!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-14-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 41,701
Posted By RV7Guy
Following this!!

Safe travels everyone. I will be following and living vicariously through you!! Can't wait for 2019. I should be retired and ready to go. I love the Caribbean and such a journey would be so much fun!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By RV7Guy
Chrome connection??

Anyone have a connection to get a few small parts chromed? Exhaust brackets specifically and a couple of others as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,150
Posted By RV7Guy
Distraction

You are absolutely correct. Gene Autry park is distracting. I umpire many levels of baseball and have worked games at that park for years. It is a constant parade of planes all day long and they are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,156
Posted By RV7Guy
Amazon

I always keep a couple of blades in inventory for this very reason. Any sign of slowing down and I replace it. I have found Amazon.com about the best source for replacement blades. Bosch is my...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,539
Posted By RV7Guy
Nice meeting you!!

It was great meeting you and your Dad. What a great opportunity to explore some AZ history and more importantly, family history. Cherish every moment with your Dad. Many of us wish we had that...
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