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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-20-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,088
Posted By mfleming
That sounds great. I'm also planning a VPX. I'm...

That sounds great. I'm also planning a VPX.

I'm sure others besides myself would like to see your wiring diagram.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By mfleming
Cool Those are tough to install and remove when they're new.

Those little springs are there to secure the shank into the yoke. They are just tight and will loosen up with use. Some of mine have 'O' rings instead of the metal ring, they fit much easier.

Don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By mfleming
Question When to Fit the Wings

-7 Quick Build Fuselage, Standard built wings, Slider.

I searched and didn't see any threads on this topic.

So I'm at the point in the manual where they have you fit the wings to drill the rear...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By mfleming
Thanks Rob!

Thanks Rob!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-25-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By mfleming
Question F-796A Fuel Tank Bracket Install

So I'm working to get to the point of fitting my -7 wings.

Previously I had fashioned and temporarily installed the F-796 tank attach shims and angles. The plans spell out doing the final drilling...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to give the impression...

I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to give the impression that it was Garmin or nothing. I edited my previous post to clarify my position. The non Garmin choices are fantastic and we truly are in a golden age...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By mfleming
If Dynon wants to compete for panel space in an...

If Dynon wants to compete for panel space in an IFR environment, then they better provide a complete solution. Right or wrong, for better or worse...that's what Garmin does.

And as far as Stein's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,504
Posted By mfleming
This is exactly why I'll be choosing all Garmin....

This is exactly why I'll be choosing all Garmin. I'm building an IFR panel and consequently I want all boxes speaking the same language. An integrated system if you will.

The mix and match method...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Thanks for all the help - VAF is great!

I'm sure this is boring by now but thanks for everyone who helped get my head around this.

Today I finally mounted the HS. It came out...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,711
Posted By mfleming
Now that's a cool track :)

Now that's a cool track :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,711
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Oh Boy that's a lot of water :eek: Best of luck...

Oh Boy that's a lot of water :eek:

Best of luck :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By mfleming
Thanks Sue :)

Thanks Sue :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By mfleming
Thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes analysis...

Thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes analysis paralysis can sure slow things down ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By mfleming
I just reviewed the wing rigging plan. The plans...

I just reviewed the wing rigging plan. The plans say this: "Then square the wing with the fuselage. This is done by measuring from corresponding points on the wing tips to a common centerline point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By mfleming
Yes I agree, the vertical bars are probably...

Yes I agree, the vertical bars are probably throwing things off a bit.

I was really caught off guard on how a very small change at the centerline made such a huge change at the HS tips :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By mfleming
Thanks for the tip about using the aluminum angle...

Thanks for the tip about using the aluminum angle across the fuselage. I looked that up in your log...I'm doing that tomorrow :D

As an aside, did you have your 3/16" aft spacers (drill bits) and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By mfleming
Horizontal Stabilizer Triangulation Discrepancies

I decided to start a new thread on my -7 horizontal Stabilizer mounting efforts. My previous thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=163219) talked about my difficulties...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-25-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
Using a 24" crescent wrench with padded jaws....

Using a 24" crescent wrench with padded jaws. Slid the jaws down the F-711C vertical bars until near the deck. Using another wrench on the 24" wrench, I carefully straightened the F-711Cs.
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By mfleming
Wink This is simple but never full proof

Apply air pressure (carefully)
Log gauge pressure and temperature
IF temp and pressure go down (normal)
If temp and pressure go up (normal)
If pressure goes down and temp stays the same or goes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By mfleming
Repair technique

Hereís a video of how I worked a similar crease out of some sheet metal.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=odRe9k79eAE&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
Talking Synergy Air Rocks

Ryan Marshall from Synergy Air is the man!

After Ryan suggested I give him a call, I did and he figured out what was wrong in pretty quick order.

So the forward spar of the horizontal stabilizer...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
Thanks Ryan!

Thanks Ryan!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
I just got off the phone with Van's and They are...

I just got off the phone with Van's and They are perplexed why the F-710B angle is too far aft. Everyones curiosity is up at Van's, they are pulling a -7 fuse down to take a closer look and will get...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
My thoughts exactly...but I measured the F-710B...

My thoughts exactly...but I measured the F-710B angle and it's the proper 1" X 1".
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
Everything looks in OK except those four top...

Everything looks in OK except those four top rivets look too far aft.



Yes, I agree the rivets seem too far aft. they are almost against the radius of the F-710B angle, you can see that on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
Yes, the F710 bulkhead to facing forward.

Yes, the F710 bulkhead to facing forward.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
I just check...it's exactly 12 3/16" although my...

I just check...it's exactly 12 3/16" although my plans show 12 9/32".
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
Yes on both accounts. I'm totally perplexed and...

Yes on both accounts.

I'm totally perplexed and am expecting to have a head slapper when the answer arrises :o
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
More photos: Here's another angle with the...

More photos:

Here's another angle with the stabilizer in position and sitting short of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up I'll gets some photos posted soon.

I'll gets some photos posted soon.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
Yes the F-711 bulkhead is already...

Yes the F-711 bulkhead is already installed...it's a QB fuse. And I already installed the F-712 bulkhead...it's a -7 so the tail wheel weldment is now in.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,694
Posted By mfleming
-7 Horizontal Stabilizer Mounting

Note: -7 quick build fuselage, Synergy Air mentored stabilizer.

Today I trial fitted the horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage and something is very wrong :eek:

I started by drawing a centerline on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By mfleming
Gordon, Thank you. Your rudder stop looks...

Gordon, Thank you.

Your rudder stop looks great. I immediately saved the photo and drawing to my tips folder.
I was going to go through the drill just like you did but now I have a great head...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By mfleming
Bummer....I looked at DWG28...all rivets...and...

Bummer....I looked at DWG28...all rivets...and that's what I did :mad:

Oh well, I'll fix it later :cool:
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up 10-4 on not riveting the stops unti check with...

10-4 on not riveting the stops unti check with the rudder in place.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up So I'm going to rivet this section today. But I...

So I'm going to rivet this section today.

But I still don't know why they left if unriveted :confused: , Maybe it's just part of the 51% rule :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-12-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Waiting to rivet the stops until the rudder is...

Waiting to rivet the stops until the rudder is mounted :D



Iíve looked around but the only alternative rudder stops I see are the internal variety.....which Iím not a fan of :(
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By mfleming
Quick Build Aft Longeron Missing Rivets

I didn't find any help by searching VAF so I thought I'd ask...

My quick built fuselage has many rivets missing and temporarily held together with pop rivets. Most of the time it's obvious why they...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By mfleming
IMHO...That advise was true in the past but not...

IMHO...That advise was true in the past but not now.

Experimental avionics has matured significantly and the changes are not coming as fast as they once were. AND many of the changes will be in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By mfleming
You now know the Gamin and Dynon servos can not...

You now know the Gamin and Dynon servos can not be interchanged BUT you do not have to replace your servo brackets if they are already installed.

The Garmin/Dynon brackets are pretty much the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,818
Posted By mfleming
Walt your brilliant :D The side load was indeed...

Walt your brilliant :D

The side load was indeed what was adding the friction to the left elevator. I tweaked one hinge bracket ever so slightly and added a washer to the second hinge. Now both...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-30-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,711
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Tracking page looks like it's working well for...

Tracking page looks like it's working well for this flight :D
Forum: Painting your RV 07-30-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By mfleming
Ant SW store with the right employee

Any SW store can get it. BUT the employee at the store has to be motivated as they have to drill down through the proper channels to get the P60.

I was lucky...I watched the young manager work the...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-30-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By mfleming
Talking Any SW store with the right employee

Any SW store can get it. BUT the employee at the store has to be motivated as they have to drill down through the proper channels to get the P60.

I was lucky...I watched the young manager at my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,818
Posted By mfleming
Question Elevator Hinge friction

Instead of starting a new thread I thought this would be the perfect place for any new information about this subject.

So I have read all that I can find about the proper way to set up the elevators...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By mfleming
Nearest hobby store is 3 hr drive for me :eek:

Nearest hobby store is 3 hr drive for me :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By mfleming
Thanks for the help. I couldn't find any brass...

Thanks for the help.

I couldn't find any brass tubing but that sounded like a good idea.



I did find a piece of ľ" tubing but still had issues with the bit wiggling, plus the bit was pretty large...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,711
Posted By mfleming
This is the the most recent position shown....

This is the the most recent position shown. 7/28/18 9:25am west coast time. The last ping is the Captain Cook Hotel on Kiritimati...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,711
Posted By mfleming
Cool The only way I can get the track to appear is to...

The only way I can get the track to appear is to repeatedly refresh and eventually the track shows up.

This seems to be a problem with the Garmin InReach webpage rather than his unit not updating.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-27-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,711
Posted By mfleming
Thumbs up Tracking is working now. Definitely headed to...

Tracking is working now. Definitely headed to CXI, his speed increased dramatically.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,949
Posted By mfleming
Nice to know, my back is also a bother. Do the...

Nice to know, my back is also a bother. Do the sheep skins get too hot and is dirt an issue?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By mfleming
Question -7 Elevator Drill Bushing - Questions

So I went to my local hardware store and bought a nylon ¼" OD spacer with a 7/32" ID for about .40¢.
I'm in rural Oregon, no big box stores less than 4 hours drive

The nylon spacer seemed like the...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 07-07-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,131
Posted By mfleming
I also think this would be a major challenge to...

I also think this would be a major challenge to fit this engine to a -10.

That being said, it does look like they are making progress and are reporting on the progress regularly through this Vlog...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By mfleming
Unless your installing a Garmin GSU-25 AHRS...

Unless your installing a Garmin GSU-25 AHRS module, then that mounts behind the EFIS. (at least that's what SteinAir is telling me)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,965
Posted By mfleming
Question So, is this landing light going to be available...

So, is this landing light going to be available separately? The one I see on the website has four lights. Below images from FlyLED...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,442
Posted By mfleming
Hijacked Thread - back on topic

So, you windshield cleaners realize you completely hijacked this thread from post #6 on.

Anyone else have information about the OP question on encountering problems with getting the plastic canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,549
Posted By mfleming
Yes, I agree the title is more suited to a...

Yes, I agree the title is more suited to a tabloid.

He does describe the difficulties of preloading bolts properly in a way that I had not thought of before.

The question that seems to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,549
Posted By mfleming
Cool Dangers of Replacing a Cylinder

I ran across this article by Mike Busch on the dangers of replacing a cylinder unless the engine is off the airplane and in the shop. Even then this article says there is still a big risk by doing...
Forum: California 06-23-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By mfleming
I love taildraggers and think a -9 is really cool...

I love taildraggers and think a -9 is really cool but this might be a little provocative. My guess is they can all end up on their backs given the right circumstances.

In Alaska back in the day,...
Forum: California 06-23-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By mfleming
Buy her some RV tailwheel time with Mr. Mike...

Buy her some RV tailwheel time with Mr. Mike Seager (Vernonia, Oregon)
if she still wants a -7A, well thatís the way it is...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By mfleming
I remember the Gap 26 being a tight fit into the...

I remember the Gap 26 being a tight fit into the Dynon and having to massage it a bit but my log didn't say anything, so it must not have been to...
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By mfleming
Interesting :cool: I'm sure others will disagree...

Interesting :cool:

I'm sure others will disagree but I thought the Gretz mast was crude...sent it back and got the Dynon mast which, to me, is a much nicer product.
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