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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Finally got the pictures to load

I deleted the picture links in my original post and recreated the links. Fianally working sorry for the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-21-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By bhester
Smile Fish Fry Success!

I wasn't able to attend this year because I was away with work :-(
Darren sent me these photos to post.
He said they had 51 planes on the ramp today. It was incredible, biggest one yet! They cooked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By bhester
bulb

Check to make sure, but I believe this is it, $50:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Whelen-Aircraft-Strobe-Flashtube-P-N-02-0250276-00-Model-A610/264448782161?hash=item3d92602f51:g:7HcAAOSw31pdanf8
Forum: ADS-B 08-02-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up ADS-B report request site

https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/PAPRRequest.aspx
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By bhester
Wait

Yes, wait to order heated pitot and servos until you decide on avionics. You can order bulk wiring on a spool. Youíll need at least 200í of 22 and 18.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,917
Posted By bhester
Oshkosh 2019 trip report

I finally finished my trip report for my Oshkosh 2019 trip. You can read about it and see the pics here about half way down the page:
http://www.newtech.com/bobbyhester/RVSite.htm
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-17-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By bhester
Itís just a name

They are a brand name and they charge more.
My Rapco parts perform just as well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-16-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Min. Thinckness

Cleveland wheel 5.00-5 PN: 40-78B
Brake disk PN: 164-17
Min. thickness 0.167” / 4.242 mm
Rapco brake disk: RA164-01700

My brake disk replacement:
http://www.newtech.com/bobbyhester/2017Flying.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,489
Posted By bhester
Where is the letter?

Sure would be nice to see this letter. Anybody have a link to it?
Forum: Safety 07-03-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By bhester
My 2008 Fire Extinguisher post

Follow this thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=31963&highlight=Fire+extinguisher
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-03-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Garmin autopilot

The roll servo install is easier than the pitch servo. You pretty much remove the bottom bracket from the aileron bell crank and replace it with the new one that the servo is attached too. The wiring...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,414
Posted By bhester
Correctly installed

The flange in the video is correctly installed. It could have have been wrong sometime earlier.
Forum: Safety 05-09-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,854
Posted By bhester
Wheel pants safety

That would be this one, if itís not there that screw can back out and youíll mess up your wheel pant.

Can only post the link from my phone, would have to fire up the laptop to insert the picture,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Me too

Mine use to do that until I used locktite and it has been good ever since.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-18-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,561
Posted By bhester
Bruceville, IN also has a big Peach

Bruceville, IN also has a big Peach
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-15-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,141
Posted By bhester
Camera Mount

Any chance we could see a picture of your 360 camera mount?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Cleveland Aircraft Tools

Pop rivet dimple dies:
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/mobile/Dimple-Dies/products/48/
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-10-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,190
Posted By bhester
Few photos frrom SnF trip

Here is the link to them, I didn't take as many this year as I normally do:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tvT8FgR8z77xbCfC7

0515 takeoff and climb to 9500' sunrise was a little northwest of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By bhester
Mine is different

I have a separate engine monitor, already there before the G3X upgrade, so this works for me. I guess it wouldnít for you. Best to install a backup battery system for your G3X system so it will hold...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-10-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Avionics bus and switch

I have the non touch G3X system and I installed a separate bus and switch for it. When I turn the master on all my radio, transponder, engine monitor and things like that come on. After engine start...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Paint

Paint and remove the adjuster plates. I always flew without them engaged and finally removed them.
Forum: Midwest 04-03-2019, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Our Branson trip

Check out the write up I did on our Branson trip we did in 2017. I also list a couple great places to eat. It's about half way down this page.

http://www.newtech.com/bobbyhester/2017Flying.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Wed. for me

Hoping to arrive about 1pm Wednesday and leave Sat. Morning :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,539
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up PDF version finally there

It's finally there bottom of the frt page!
https://www.flysnf.org/

I also saw conflicting info for the airshow start time on Wed.. Got it verified, it does start at 1:30, plan accordingly.
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Good deal and timing

Just in time for SnF! Thanks!
It would really be nice to see a deal on databases. I have a G3X and a 660 I pay $149 I believe for my G3X database annual updates and I also have to pay that for my 660...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-29-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By bhester
Hoping for a few upgrades

Sure would be nice to get the new weather stuff and fuel prices shown on the map. Before SnF would be icing on the cake :-)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By bhester
I found my setup info

Jon, do you still need this info? I was at my hangar this weekend and found the info that you need. This is for the 370 to SL30 but it should help with the 370 to SL40.

The wiring is: GDU370 (PFD1)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up My carb has started not shutting off completely...

My carb has started not shutting off completely when I pull the mixture back to cutoff, so I took it off and took it apart to see what was up. I found that the mixture metering valve was worm and had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up That's the problem

I've showed this to two other people that has had the same problem and replacing it fixed the problem. Don't forget to order new lock tab washers for the screws that hold the two half together and a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Might have the answer

Mine did the same thing, I wrote about it on my website on this page about 1/3 the way down. Hope this helps!

http://www.newtech.com/bobbyhester/2016Flying.htm
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By bhester
Talking poke poke

Well, during my first rodeo, I hooked up my SL30 to my non touch GDU-370 and I can push freqs to my SL30. I guess I just got lucky!

My plane ain't no award winner or nuttin but I can push freqs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,539
Posted By bhester
Why is the downloadable Notam so hard to find?

Why is the Notam link on the home page going to a webpage and not the downloadable PDF, with no link to the downloadable one? I couldn't find the downloadable version on the Sun n Fun site anywhere...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,247
Posted By bhester
15W50 or 100w?

Bob, you say Aeroshell. Are you talking about both 15W50 and 100W, or just 100W? I’ve been using Exxon Elite 20W50 and I’m about to switch to either Aeroshell 15W50 witch sounds like it’s the closest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,819
Posted By bhester
I hope not!

Otis, where did you hear this? I've been ordering mine from here since day one, 2006: https://www.eliteetc.com/
I just went to the site and there is no mention of it being no longer available.
I hope...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,060
Posted By bhester
Red face G3X 37x updates

Any updates for us G3X 37x guys or have we been forgotten?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By bhester
Flap switch cover

Looking for a brushed aluminum flap switch cover. I've seen them on here before but having time finding them again.

ACS has one but it's powder coated.
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up My GMU22

I mounted my GMU22 under the RV7A empennage fairing just like Garmin says that you can do. I have helped two of my RV6A buddies mount their GMU11 in the same location and mounted with the plug turned...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By bhester
Iíve had cards quit working

I have had cards exactly as Garmin says to use quite working, tried another card bigger size and it worked. It’s just one of those places for gremlins, I believe. The only problems I’ve had is trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 466,144
Posted By bhester
Talking Me and my wife!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/l9ed8bfnt0QllHcUnrWutvYc6MMIYWrhHRMZNU4Re-Zx8B0O4p165gCJGrYtxVRLIqzrxFn0iQgyje9HabTOSP6vG00Qp9IqmltELJ_fmRFkzPwdWGPzce0s6tUTSqqKl7J9W4aPV2jWQt1sJSwYFdxuIc70yOkFfiZuDa...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Podcast

The one I like the most is:
Just Plane Radio

Why We Fly is from Nashville, TN
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By bhester
Not what Iím asking for. I want to go to the...

Not what Iím asking for. I want to go to the google Photos app on my phone, select a picture to share here in a post and then select the little picture icon to post the picture. I canít make it show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By bhester
I don’t think that will work, I’ll try it...

I don’t think that will work, I’ll try it here:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/MbohJPgXc4X5H2t2A

Here is the link:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/i6dwinKPTV6jszUK6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By bhester
Google photo app post from iphone

Has anybody figured out how to post a Google photo from your iPhone app to VAF?

I can do it from my laptop just canít figure out if itís possible from my Google photos app from my iPhone.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 995,804
Posted By bhester
Here is a new one of mine

I like this...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,163
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Yep!

Like Kyle said, glare shield edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,309
Posted By bhester
Yep

I fully understand that, I have access panels on my plane. If I was building today I would just mount everything so that it could be accessed on the sub panel, it could be accessed via removing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,309
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Agree

I would agree with this also. With the way panel equipment is today, I would try to keep everything on the front part of the sub panel. It is a lot easier to sit in the seat and work on the stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,309
Posted By bhester
Experimental's

I am not meaning to start an argument nor disagree, I fully agree just adding to what has been said:

And that's why they are Experimentals. I fully agree that you need to do your homework and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,211
Posted By bhester
Red face Not parallel

Yep your right, I missed that part of his message.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,211
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Mine has two

Mine has two the first one is part of the Over voltage protection per Bob Nuckolls - AeroElectric plan. Along with my original Van's internal regulated 60A alternator 12 yrs. old (with no cooling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,533
Posted By bhester
noise

When I picked up my plane after getting it painted, I had a whine noise that I did not have before getting it painted, it was pretty loud.
I accidently found it when I started feeling around for air...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,816
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Aircraft Tool Supply

ATS MAGNETIC SPARK PLUG SOCKET
P/N ATS950
Our Spark Plug Socket features a thin-walled design to get into to the tightest confines. Magnet interior guarantees that you won't accidentally drop the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,816
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Use a wobble extension

A wobble extension is really helpful for this.
Forum: COMM 09-21-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By bhester
Possible Peltor replacement

I use Peltors and like them, but they are no longer made. While at SnF this year I found these and will most likely order one if my Peltors die.

https://www.wicomheadsets.com/

I have not tried...
Forum: Northeast 09-11-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,982
Posted By bhester
Unhappy Not going to happen :-(

Well guys it looks like it's not going to happen this year :-(
I was really hoping that we could make it. Thank you very much for the overnight stay offer Steve and...
Forum: Northeast 09-10-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,982
Posted By bhester
Maybe

The plane is washed, full of fuel, databases updated and half packed. Hurricane Florence is making it me look real hard at the weather. It still looks doable. Getting there should be easy getting...
Forum: Painting your RV 09-04-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By bhester
Rans might be able to help

I cant help you with converting the number but I had a Rans S12xl back in 1997 that had the Blue Angel's colors. I painted both the blue and a small area yellow. I named it My Blue Angel. The colors...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,114
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up We plan to be there!

Hoping for good...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,276
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Fly into I19 and catch an Uber ride to the...

Fly into I19 and catch an Uber ride to the museum. Get there when they open Eastern time zone and plan on a full day visit, there is a lot to see. They have good food right there for lunch.

Here is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
G3X
Views: 866
Posted By bhester
On the subpanel

I mounted mine on the subpanel behind the screens
http://www.newtech.com/bobbyhester/2015Flying.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,831
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Sat. morning

Like Rachel Ray says - 0900 Saturday morning 36 departure was easy pasy :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,481
Posted By bhester
Great trip!

My buddy Sam Hodges and I flew up Wed. morning 3.5 hrs and flew back Sat. morning 2.9 hrs, sure beats the 9 hr drive. We stopped for fuel going up at KDKB De Kalb, IL and flew right in on the Ripon -...
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