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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-16-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By robertahegy
You should be able to build the entire airplane...

You should be able to build the entire airplane and install the radios at the end. Be wary of sizes and wiring while you build so you don't paint yourself into the proverbial corner. I built my 7A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,634
Posted By robertahegy
We've had our Wilson Bi-fold door on our hangar...

We've had our Wilson Bi-fold door on our hangar home for 25 years and is working perfectly. Very sturdy aluminum frame that can be clad in almost...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By robertahegy
You being in CA, Mike Seager would be the likely...

You being in CA, Mike Seager would be the likely choice. I would call him to get a good idea on lead time, based on your completion date. And yes, get significant training prior to transition...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By robertahegy
Mike is the BEST!! Roberta:):):):)

Mike is the BEST!!

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By robertahegy
Love it!!! Roberta :):):):):):):)

Love it!!!

Roberta :):):):):):):)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By robertahegy
This is why one of the first things Van's...

This is why one of the first things Van's instructs you to do is to fully read and fully understand the plans, construction procedure, and process before even starting any construction. This helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By robertahegy
We insulated and heated our attached hangar at...

We insulated and heated our attached hangar at our airpark home back in 2000. We keep the hangar heated to 45 degrees all winter. The efficient Modine style gas heaters cost very little to heat to 45...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,536
Posted By robertahegy
Your hangar is pretty big. We have an 1800 sq....

Your hangar is pretty big. We have an 1800 sq. ft. hangar attached to our home. I went with a 125K BTU Reznor heater, much like Tooch's. You will need to run electric and gas lines to it and provide ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By robertahegy
I think the Piper Cherokee nosewheel bearing...

I think the Piper Cherokee nosewheel bearing setup is the best design. Uses standard size bearings and an adequate axle. Easy to service, too.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By robertahegy
I did not slot that part because I did not want...

I did not slot that part because I did not want to eject the canopy. I did install the release mechanism to make removing the canopy for maintenance easier. If you do not want the canopy ejection in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,705
Posted By robertahegy
State Farm. They were also great with insuring...

State Farm. They were also great with insuring our amateur built boats. Been with them for many years.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By robertahegy
When I sold my 7A to a gentleman out in...

When I sold my 7A to a gentleman out in Washington State, I recommended he hire Mike Seager. Mike and the new owner flew commercial to Milwaukee, WI, where I picked them up to overnight at our home....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By robertahegy
Back in 2004 we contacted an instructor through...

Back in 2004 we contacted an instructor through the Colorado Pilots Association. The pilot I flew with was a weather briefer at Centennial so we flew out of there. I spent the morning with Bill Dunn ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By robertahegy
I think there is usually a restrictor fitting in...

I think there is usually a restrictor fitting in the oil line to the gage sender. Maybe it got plugged with foreign material preventing pressure from properly ramping up.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 690
Posted By robertahegy
I see that you are the second owner and probably...

I see that you are the second owner and probably not the builder. I assume you are referring to a tip up canopy latch. I never had any issues with the standard Van's design on mine and I drilled a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,620
Posted By robertahegy
I would contact Mike Seager's Wife Georgianna....

I would contact Mike Seager's Wife Georgianna. She makes much of the stuff Van's sells and probably could custom make things for you. I think she is still doing the embroidery and probably can get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,453
Posted By robertahegy
Just pretend you are landing a Longeze. Roberta

Just pretend you are landing a Longeze.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By robertahegy
Not sure, but wouldn't the loose cowl half...

Not sure, but wouldn't the loose cowl half rattling in the breeze influence the accuracy of the balance equipment? Not sure what RPMs the tests are done.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,368
Posted By robertahegy
Interesting this debate is still going on....

Interesting this debate is still going on. Fifteen years ago when I was making the decision on the engine and fuel system for my 7A everyone was worried then that 100LL was on it's way out. If there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,774
Posted By robertahegy
I did not like the vinyl pads on the carpet, so I...

I did not like the vinyl pads on the carpet, so I glued AL plates to the carpet. I turned down the edges with an edging tool and rounded the corners to prevent grabbing my shoes. This worked really...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By robertahegy
Sorry to say this but that plane does not display...

Sorry to say this but that plane does not display any pride in workmanship. NASTY!

Roberta:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,561
Posted By robertahegy
Rich and I ran into Jeff by his Breezy while the...

Rich and I ran into Jeff by his Breezy while the judges we talking with him. It is a very beautiful example of the Breezy and he certainly deserves the award and recognition. We enjoy seeing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,846
Posted By robertahegy
I have to say it is easy to choke on the price of...

I have to say it is easy to choke on the price of the Aviators Club but once you've tried it, you do get spoiled. Breakfast and lunch are included as well as soft drinks and water and ice cream and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,366
Posted By robertahegy
Rich and I flew up there many years ago. Nice...

Rich and I flew up there many years ago. Nice flight and the horse taxi to town and back was fun.

Roberta:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,392
Posted By robertahegy
Way too much fuel pressure. Those 0-320s can run...

Way too much fuel pressure. Those 0-320s can run on gravity feed with less than half a pound pressure. Fuel probably blowing right by the needle and seat.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By robertahegy
Get a piece of 1/4" x 1" angle iron to use as...

Get a piece of 1/4" x 1" angle iron to use as both a back riveting bar and pre-drill it for a guide for your counter sink bit. I set mine up for every other hole and shifted it to do the other holes....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,266
Posted By robertahegy
My 7A with 0-360 A1A and Hartzell BA prop was a...

My 7A with 0-360 A1A and Hartzell BA prop was a great combination. Well balanced and smooth as glass out of the box.

Roberta
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,057
Posted By robertahegy
AAHHH!!! Monument Valley. Love it. Goulding's is...

AAHHH!!! Monument Valley. Love it. Goulding's is nice and convenient to the airstrip. The View hotel in the monument is AWESOME. We had a Skysuite there a few years ago.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,854
Posted By robertahegy
I had a Tanis heater on my 7A. I think they are...

I had a Tanis heater on my 7A. I think they are the best way to go. Heats pan and cylinder heads.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By robertahegy
System Three also sells tints for epoxy...

System Three also sells tints for epoxy resins.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By robertahegy
I did a third alternative. Take a hair dryer or...

I did a third alternative. Take a hair dryer or heat gun and warm up the area where the leg is too close. Use a pipe of appropriate diameter and press the area in as you apply heat to invert the edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,516
Posted By robertahegy
I did my transition training with Mike back in...

I did my transition training with Mike back in 2004 just before test piloting my newly built 7A. We used 666 and flew out of Mike's field in Vernonia to other fields in the area. He is Great and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,368
Posted By robertahegy
I had never bucked, driven, or squeezed a rivet...

I had never bucked, driven, or squeezed a rivet before starting my 7A project. I did have good mechanical and electrical skills. I went to an EAA RV assembly weekend seminar to learn the basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By robertahegy
The black hose is for the NACA vents to the vent...

The black hose is for the NACA vents to the vent nozzles in the panel. Use the Orange hose for the heater and alternate air. The orange hose is the correct hose to use in the cowl area, not the black...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,077
Posted By robertahegy
The flour bombs we used were only a few ounces of...

The flour bombs we used were only a few ounces of flour in a lunch paper bag. We tossed them out a vent window and did not have them hanging on the wing of the plane. We could control where we threw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,039
Posted By robertahegy
The Mike Bullock jacks look very nice and much...

The Mike Bullock jacks look very nice and much like the wing jacks I purchased from the Jack House. A chain and a couple cement blocks will hold the tail and up you go. Having wing jacks will make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,077
Posted By robertahegy
I think it is a dumb idea and could be very...

I think it is a dumb idea and could be very dangerous. Sorry for being a party pooper. Flour bombing is one thing. Hanging a 10+ pound pumpkin on a stick on the end of your wingtip is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,150
Posted By robertahegy
Yes, the lines need to go from the reservoir to...

Yes, the lines need to go from the reservoir to the co-pilot top of master cylinders, then co-pilot bottom to pilot top and then pilot bottom to brakes.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,847
Posted By robertahegy
I got my transition training, for my 7A, with...

I got my transition training, for my 7A, with Mike Seager back in 2004 in N666RV. Back then we flew out of Vernonia at the little grass field Mike managed. Interesting approach around a curve into...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,841
Posted By robertahegy
On many straight cuts, I have used a sharp...

On many straight cuts, I have used a sharp utility knife, scribed the cut several times, then a few bends along the scribe line. The pieces will snap apart. Longer pieces will require some guiding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,435
Posted By robertahegy
Our dues are pretty much just what we need to pay...

Our dues are pretty much just what we need to pay insurance and do maintenance. Special assessments are made for bigger projects like tree removal. Everything is voted on by simple majority. Our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,110
Posted By robertahegy
I agree on the longeron yoke. It works in many of...

I agree on the longeron yoke. It works in many of those areas that the regular yokes can't reach. Indispensable even if you have a Quick Build.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,684
Posted By robertahegy
I would contact Bose directly and see what they...

I would contact Bose directly and see what they say. You may have been dealing with just some sales agent at SNF.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,533
Posted By robertahegy
Good for her!! We need more women builders. Great...

Good for her!! We need more women builders. Great that you encourage her.

Roberta:):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,930
Posted By robertahegy
Our prayers are with you and your wife. God speed...

Our prayers are with you and your wife. God speed her recovery.

Roberta
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 50,071
Posted By robertahegy
Yup!! Should be pointing inward so high pressure...

Yup!! Should be pointing inward so high pressure entering inlet will force the rubber flaps up against the cowl.

Roberta
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,149
Posted By robertahegy
Putting the seal in boiling water will make it...

Putting the seal in boiling water will make it more pliable and stretch over the prop hub more easily. I had a front seal on my Cherokee (0-320) blow out in cold weather. On approach to landing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,514
Posted By robertahegy
I was at Centennial back in 2004 and planning a...

I was at Centennial back in 2004 and planning a mountain jump to ABQ (Double Eagle). The winds were very bad in the passes so we went to Las Vegas, NM and then to Double Eagle, north of ABQ. From...
Forum: Tools 01-03-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,373
Posted By robertahegy
Snap-On Wrench Date Codes

I have a set of Snap-On wrenches that I purchased new in 1969. That symbol on Doug's Dad's wrench is clearly 1968. I have some tubing wrenches that I am certain are original to the set with that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,636
Posted By robertahegy
I had only the Van's upgrade on the nose gear leg...

I had only the Van's upgrade on the nose gear leg and fork. I had the old leg and fork for 4 years prior with no issues. I did the mod because I was selling the plane and wanted the new owner to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,636
Posted By robertahegy
I flew my 7A out of our 1700 ft grass strip for...

I flew my 7A out of our 1700 ft grass strip for 4.5 years with no problem. We have several woop dee dooos in the runway and it slopes a bit from one end to the other. Know where the irregularities...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By robertahegy
I liked the FWF kit from Vans. If you bought the...

I liked the FWF kit from Vans. If you bought the engine and prop from them, Everything is perfect and you don't need to go on a scavenger hunt or gues at what to get. All quality items that fit. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,333
Posted By robertahegy
AWESOME!!! Roberta:):):):)

AWESOME!!!

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-17-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,094
Posted By robertahegy
Very sad news!!! Our prayers go out to the...

Very sad news!!! Our prayers go out to the families and friends.

Roberta:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By robertahegy
Charlie is correct. It works best when you have...

Charlie is correct. It works best when you have the set holder adjusted so the rivet is squeezed to the proper height and diameter at the end of the stroke. If you don't have an adjustable set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,885
Posted By robertahegy
Very sad!! Our prayers are out to the...

Very sad!! Our prayers are out to the family.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,349
Posted By robertahegy
As a former plane builder and owner and pilot, I...

As a former plane builder and owner and pilot, I can tell you there is life after RV. I drifted away from flying slowly and morphed into a golfer and boat builder. I also got back into RC aircraft....
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 249,762
Posted By robertahegy
I love it!!! A woman builder and hopefully a...

I love it!!! A woman builder and hopefully a future pilot!!!! Go Girl!!!

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,646
Posted By robertahegy
Congratulations and I wish you a long and happy...

Congratulations and I wish you a long and happy retirement. My husband and I attended a very fun and informative RV Assembly weekend seminar at Oshkosh back in 2002. Great Guy!!!

Roberta:):):)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-01-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,351
Posted By robertahegy
Beautiful!!! Congrats!!! I loved my...

Beautiful!!! Congrats!!! I loved my 7A.

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By robertahegy
Congratulations and Happy Days with your family....

Congratulations and Happy Days with your family. Thank your son for the courageous service to our country.

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,816
Posted By robertahegy
I think you need to buy booth space for the week....

I think you need to buy booth space for the week. It might not be worth it for a few items.

Roberta
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