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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I installed the Van's-supplied restrictor for MAP...

I installed the Van's-supplied restrictor for MAP on #3 cylinder per the plans, connected to a Dynon-provided MAP XDCR, and it's been rock-solid for 700+ hours on a stock IO-360-M1B. (ETA BTW, that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is a semantics problem. "Actuator arm" can...

This is a semantics problem. "Actuator arm" can mean the arm on the thing being controlled (which is what Don was saying, I think), or it can mean the arm on the thing doing the actuating (the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,702
Posted By RV7A Flyer
LOL...I don't even know what you mean by this. ...

LOL...I don't even know what you mean by this. :)



"Aviation alphabet"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,702
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's also not a valid callsign in the...

It's also not a valid callsign in the US:

NA1C

Guess I don't get what you're doing, other than a simple frequency analysis. If the stated goal is "one that doesn't sound like too many others",...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Why not just use #10 screws?

Why not just use #10 screws?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-08-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,249
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Probably goes without saying, but just a reminder...

Probably goes without saying, but just a reminder to make sure you get AN (or JIC) fittings, not SAE. That is to say, 37 degree flares, not 45.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is what gives government agencies and their...

This is what gives government agencies and their employees a bad name. If it's still not working, *it hasn't passed beta test* and is not ready for release.

:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,683
Posted By RV7A Flyer
God, that seems low to me, at least for the...

God, that seems low to me, at least for the mains. 25 PSI? Mine look positively flat to my eye when they're that low :)

I run 38-40 PSI, no issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,255
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And what do you see WOT at a comparable altitude?...

And what do you see WOT at a comparable altitude? (ROP vs LOP is important to know, as well).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,255
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Picture links in post 1 still bring up an error...

Picture links in post 1 still bring up an error at the link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,255
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Because perhaps you were told wrong? Maybe you...

Because perhaps you were told wrong? Maybe you should be able to run full power without having a temperature problem? Might be something others have been through and solved, and you could, too?

An...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Sorry, that was just me being in a hurry...that's...

Sorry, that was just me being in a hurry...that's the section of the -7 plans. 14 or other models may be different. Was just pointing out that (at least for some models) there *is* a reason to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,255
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Pics in post 1 don't work for me, so I'll...

Pics in post 1 don't work for me, so I'll ask...what do you mean by "fine", and "not [fine]", in degrees?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Construction Manula, p. 12-7

Construction Manula, p. 12-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By RV7A Flyer
True, a regulated power supply may be *better*,...

True, a regulated power supply may be *better*, but Dynon specifically allows their units to be operated while the battery is on a battery charger. I'm pretty sure Garmin equipment is equally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So I don't have PMags, and thus don't know about...

So I don't have PMags, and thus don't know about them so can't comment, but isn't the *battery* the thing that absorbs any spikes, ripples, etc.? That, plus all modern electronics can handle pretty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 923
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It seems plenty of people do this...why do you...

It seems plenty of people do this...why do you say not to?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,943
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If this becomes a "sticky", it might be helpful...

If this becomes a "sticky", it might be helpful to break it into categories: airframe, interior, engine, etc. There are *so* many options available for each one that a single list would get Yuuuuge...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,382
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What does the propeller manual from the...

What does the propeller manual from the manufacturer say?

The Hartzell manual gives instructions on prop checks during run-up in the Inspection and Check chapter, section 3, paragraph B.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-28-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The right tool for the right job.

The right tool for the right job.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-24-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Maybe different brands of strip have different...

Maybe different brands of strip have different adhesives, I dunno, but mine has been on the underside of the dash, as far aft as possible (up against the grommet edging, for 7+ years and hasn't shown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What about a doubler on the aft firewall as well?...

What about a doubler on the aft firewall as well? Just thinking out loud...there are doublers for the contactors, and the oil cooler is a pretty heavy thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Also, don't overlook doing a little bit of...

Also, don't overlook doing a little bit of investigating on your own to identify hangars that don't have aircraft in them (filled with furniture, cars, boats, what have you). If the airport took...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, I guess I've been in a community property...

Yeah, I guess I've been in a community property state so long I didn't really realize that there are so many that *aren't* community property states :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Best to check with a lawyer, of course, but...if...

Best to check with a lawyer, of course, but...if you're married and you die, generally doesn't everything just pass to your wife?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have no idea how old that OS is, but if it's...

I have no idea how old that OS is, but if it's fairly long in the tooth, they may not support it; that wouldn't necessarily be the vendor's fault, as it really is kind of unreasonable to expect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I don't know if it will run on your Mac (Windows...

I don't know if it will run on your Mac (Windows here), but as noted, yes, Garmin does have their own subscription program now. You'll need to buy their card reader/programmer, but it's cheap (like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,331
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Better idea, if you feel you have to add...

Better idea, if you feel you have to add "experimental" (RVs are so common now, I think it's becoming very common to just drop it, and nobody cares), would be to call the tower manager and have a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have them on my 7, and love them. Never had...

I have them on my 7, and love them. Never had any problems with them. What I *did* have problems with was the "stock" Dynon C2V converters, which could not take advantage of the full 0-5V range,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-20-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Same here, once maybe every 50-100 hours on...

Same here, once maybe every 50-100 hours on average, but engine never stumbles. FP drops down to anywhere from 14 or so PSI to 17/18 PSI, triggers an alarm on the EFIS, then returns to normal, over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is not true, and a blatant smearing of the...

This is not true, and a blatant smearing of the entire industry. In my dealings with aviation insurance companies, both as a board member for a large flight club, a renter, and an owner, and having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, without the actual words, this is merely a...

Well, without the actual words, this is merely a rumor. Most policies, as I understand it, exclude engine breakdown or failure. Mine specifically says



Note the "confined to" part. If the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Words matter. What *exactly* did it say? And...

Words matter. What *exactly* did it say?

And what was the cause of said "catastrophic engine failure"? Manufacturing defect? Maintenance error? Construction flaw? Poor care and feeding? Could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,476
Posted By RV7A Flyer
We're not talking about *after* it's affixed to a...

We're not talking about *after* it's affixed to a car or plane...then they *would* be analagous, because I can ask someone with a car with license plate N12345 if they'd take $X to turn it in so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,476
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just like vanity automotive plates, right?

Just like vanity automotive plates, right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,476
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yep. I think it's $25 here. In any case,...

Yep. I think it's $25 here.

In any case, there's no third-party market for them where one guy can buy up a boatload of government-mandated data and then charge whatever he wants.

And let's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,476
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What about vanity license plates on cars? Since...

What about vanity license plates on cars? Since you can't get a plate unless you have a car, that pretty much eliminates the "hoarding" or "squatting" we see here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,476
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's really what it would take...all the...

That's really what it would take...all the alphabet groups to push for it.

On a side note, I'd like to understand why this topic falls afoul of the politics discussion ban. Seems like it's more...
Forum: ADS-B 11-06-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,791
Posted By RV7A Flyer
How does one do this? I know you can have your...

How does one do this? I know you can have your *pilot* license information made non-public, but I have not found any way to make the *aircraft* information private (other than have the FAA not...
Forum: ADS-B 11-06-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,791
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The solution is on the back-end, not the front,...

The solution is on the back-end, not the front, but it's probably too late for this: stop publishing in the open all the information about a plane's ownership, address, etc., or the pilot's personal...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So the first thing is to use standard...

So the first thing is to use standard symbols...that way, you know what they mean, we know what they mean, Joe Schmoe EE knows what they mean, etc.

Second, get ahold of a good book (Nuckolls'...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-04-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Everybody needs on of these bad boys to salvage...

Everybody needs on of these bad boys to salvage the oil left in the bottle :)

http://www.bob2000.com/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,796
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I noticed the post above that mentioned tying...

I noticed the post above that mentioned tying down the tailwheel. I seem to recall from a few years ago where some guys were doing that to their planes and doing full power run-ups for some reason...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Would work, but then any time you needed to drop...

Would work, but then any time you needed to drop a flap, you have to remove the entire flap actuator, thus increasing the work AND the possibility of incorrect reassembly and/or damage.

Just put it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://oi1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh632/swatso...

https://oi1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh632/swatson999/Mags_zpsumt7kcqq.jpg

Apologies for the watermark. Looking for a better hosting site for pics, but all the free options suck.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, bad news...I looked all over and couldn't...

Well, bad news...I looked all over and couldn't find them. I'll keep looking, but they may have made their way into the scrap bin (which went to another builder after I was done so he'd have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-28-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,817
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have two toggles for mags, and a pushbutton...

I have two toggles for mags, and a pushbutton starter (plus keyed master). L mag is impulse coupled, right is not.

I have a schematic I can send you that shows how I wired it so that

a) no matter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just to avoid confusion...the Jepp card...

Just to avoid confusion...the Jepp card programmer IS compatible with Garmin data...it HAS to be in order to write the data onto the card in a format that the 430 will understand.

It's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, that certainly does change things a bit. ...

Well, that certainly does change things a bit. Glad you got it figured out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not true...you can buy Nav data directly from...

Not true...you can buy Nav data directly from Garmin now. I switched from Jepp to Garmin for my subscriptions a couple of years ago. You do have to buy a different card reader/writer thing from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If you have access to a mill, IIRC that's how we...

If you have access to a mill, IIRC that's how we made a couple of sets for two airplanes. Made slotting the tubes pretty easy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I won't be going to the hangar today...fires are...

I won't be going to the hangar today...fires are too close to home here in SoCal, gotta stay put in case of evacuation (not to mention, the freeways get all jacked up and getting around becomes nigh...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I might...let me check at the hangar tomorrow for...

I might...let me check at the hangar tomorrow for you.

I ditched the release handle for various reasons and went with quick-release pins from McMaster, so they should be floating around in one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So that was a little cryptic of a response, but I...

So that was a little cryptic of a response, but I think it's basically correct, IIRC.

You have to lift up on the locking button while simultaneously pushing down on the lever itself, and using a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I see where the confusion comes from. The OP was...

I see where the confusion comes from. The OP was wondering about how the GNS received altitude data, and he apparently misread the installation manual, which is talking about how the ARINC-429 box...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-15-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Where in the manuals do you see this statement...

Where in the manuals do you see this statement from Dynon? I couldn't find it, but now I'm curious. FWIW, same setup, wired per the Dynon manual, works fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I thought it was 1000 hours now with new,...

I thought it was 1000 hours now with new, improved valve guides, and it's a Service *Instruction*, not a Service *Bulletin*. Is that info incorrect?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Good deal...it wasn't apparent from those earlier...

Good deal...it wasn't apparent from those earlier posts that the symptoms existed prior to your annual, nor after the second R&R of the injectors.

Good luck, and report back what you find!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-10-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,963
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The Lycoming manual says it didn't say "remove...

The Lycoming manual says



it didn't say "remove both valve springs", which is what the OP did. Maybe I don't understand something, but it seems Lycoming recommends "inspect", whereas he did some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,404
Posted By RV7A Flyer
IANAA (I am not an accountant :)), but I believe...

IANAA (I am not an accountant :)), but I believe it's pretty common in a lot of states/counties. Same sort of taxation occurs, at least in CA, on boat slips in county-owned marinas.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Communication is good, but doing research on your...

Communication is good, but doing research on your own is good, too. I believe EAA still sells the packet to walk you through it, and no doubt the FAA has info on-line, as well.

Because, as you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,406
Posted By RV7A Flyer
They didn't forget...they don't send it until you...

They didn't forget...they don't send it until you request it from them when you're done with the build and ready for certification.
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