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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,990
Posted By RV7AV8R
Another good one

http://www.amazon.com/Bishops-Boys-Wilbur-Orville-Wright/dp/039330695X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432133982&sr=8-1&keywords=The+bishops+boys
Much about their life after the first flight and patent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,432
Posted By RV7AV8R
CS vs fixed pitch

It makes a big difference which prop you have. The CS prop will slow you down easily while the Fixed pitch requires a lot more attention to your air speed on final for a short landing. I have had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 69,413
Posted By RV7AV8R
I'm not an expert but i noticed a little play in...

I'm not an expert but i noticed a little play in my 7 main gear after about 200hrs. When I replaced the bolts I also had washers made as you described, contoured on one side. Now 400hrs later the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-25-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,131
Posted By RV7AV8R
Probe problem

I tested these probes and they are sensitive to the temperature of the mounting base as well as the probe tip. They basically integrate the average temperature of the whole probe and base. So if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,006
Posted By RV7AV8R
Head set bracket

A cool looking, easy to install, out of the way, headset hanger bracket would be nice. Maybe in the center under the panel, for holding both sets.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,321
Posted By RV7AV8R
l like checkerboard

These are 6 inch.
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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 259,310
Posted By RV7AV8R
600+hour, No Cracks

600 + hours on my RV7, O360 with CS prop and no cracks. One side had a relief notch and the other did not, go figure. Almost zero acro, tried it and did not like it.
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By RV7AV8R
Another possibility is the hole in the AL is not...

Another possibility is the hole in the AL is not lined up with the nut plate threads.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,507
Posted By RV7AV8R
Thanks Rob, I did not know that.

Thanks Rob, I did not know that.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-01-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,507
Posted By RV7AV8R
Battery drain issue

I noticed my 2013 will drain the battery itself if left off uncharged for a week or so. Is there a way to really turn it off so this does not happen? Also, what is your favorite aviation software...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 24,023
Posted By RV7AV8R
Inside the FAB

Don put his air straightener between the carb and FAB but it seems inside the FAB would be an easier installation. You could mount it with a new set of bolts so as to not interfere with any of the...
Forum: Safety 03-31-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,696
Posted By RV7AV8R
Noise booths at the shows

I got similar 98-99 db from my iPhone in my rv7 and on my lawn mower. So maybe they are under reading. The interest point however is that I tested the noise booths at the shows and they were in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 24,406
Posted By RV7AV8R
Nexus 7 32gb 2013 Wifi or 3-4 G?

Are any of the Nexus 7 2013 models 3 or 4G or are they all Wifi only?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,762
Posted By RV7AV8R
Nexus 7 and Navigator

Mike, I am pretty new to Android os, so forgive my question. Does the Nexus 7 use the Android os and it runs the Navigator program?

Update; I did some Internet searching and found the answers, yes...
Forum: GPS 02-12-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,402
Posted By RV7AV8R
Ask the previous owner if the KMD 150 internal...

Ask the previous owner if the KMD 150 internal battery has recently been changed. They last about 5 yrs. There is a thread here that tells how to do it
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-24-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,666
Posted By RV7AV8R
y Yes napa has a shorter one, I used a 1515 on my...

y
Yes napa has a shorter one, I used a 1515 on my Ford 302 in my hot rod, it was too long and I had to cut it out after installing the engine with filter ON. NAPA had a shorter version.
Forum: Propellers 10-06-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,895
Posted By RV7AV8R
Regal at PAE also does it.

Regal at PAE also does it.
Forum: Safety 09-23-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,193
Posted By RV7AV8R
Maneuvering on the ground

My simple low cost tool for maneuvering my tail dragger is a 5 ft rope and wood handle (like on a small engine starter rope). I loop the rope on the tail wheel spring and pull it around with ease....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By RV7AV8R
It would seem to me a sticking or leaky exhaust...

It would seem to me a sticking or leaky exhaust valve would give higher egt due to leaking hot gas. When under power does the egt return to historical normal? If so I would not be too concerned, you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,269
Posted By RV7AV8R
They don't seem to recover well from a complete...

They don't seem to recover well from a complete discharge, ask me how I know! Having said that I am on my third battery in 9 years, so your experience is not normal. The times mine went bad were my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,117
Posted By RV7AV8R
Dave, I had a similar problem, but when the spar...

Dave, I had a similar problem, but when the spar was in place, spreading the front and rear center sections just a bit, the bolt would line up. Try a spacer to spread them the same as the wing spar. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,236
Posted By RV7AV8R
Update?

Flyguytki, Any update from Brad?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,461
Posted By RV7AV8R
Venturi effect

Chad, my guess is that as the air speeds by the flap some kind of Venturi effect is sucking it closed. Could this be possible?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By RV7AV8R
Alpha 7!

Great landing and you even made Alpha7! Next time you can give me lessons on landing the big runway. Way to go Chad, you will never forget that flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,222
Posted By RV7AV8R
Finished?

You never really finish... I have built two airplanes, a Kitfox and Rv7 and flew both but there is always something more to do. I also restored a '56 Chevy and am doing a '54 Ford now. They too are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,968
Posted By RV7AV8R
Thanks for the correction! Here I thought I was...

Thanks for the correction! Here I thought I was being real smart. Oh well.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-11-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,968
Posted By RV7AV8R
Manual timed mine

I have 2 pmags and use a battery tender 24/7 and never had an issue. However, I manually time them to TDC first. Then use the blow technique. This way the software pointer and the default pointer are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,058
Posted By RV7AV8R
You are an Airforce F16 pilot! Any RV owner...

You are an Airforce F16 pilot! Any RV owner would be honored to give you a ride!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,632
Posted By RV7AV8R
RV7 with small rudder

Like you spin recovery speed was not important to me so I stayed with the original small rudder. 600 hrs later and I have never regretted it. I think the big rudder looks too big on these airplanes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,874
Posted By RV7AV8R
No, my racing days are over (20 years in stock...

No, my racing days are over (20 years in stock outboard hydros), but Jeff is a member of the Black Jacks formation group and may be speaking of them. Enjoyed all the photos, thanks!
John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,874
Posted By RV7AV8R
Race 39?

Bob did you get a photo of the Glasair III that won the Gold?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 89,639
Posted By RV7AV8R
N5EY

"5EY" because it is short. :)
Forum: Northwest 08-29-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By RV7AV8R
PAE

There are several RVs at Paine and you will usually find them coming and going on Saturdays and Sundays. The Hangars on the east side of 34L is where most are. I'd be happy to meet you there on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,808
Posted By RV7AV8R
Rv7

I checked mine finished in 2004 today. On my RV7 the forward VS spar continued down with the attach plate to the two top bolts in the horizontal spar. Those bolts go through the attach plate and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By RV7AV8R
Another reminder

The class B airspace changed significantly this year. Be sure to have the new data in your gps and or sectionals!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By RV7AV8R
Eon tfr

There is a big fire at ELN now and a TFR. Hopefully it will be out next week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,503
Posted By RV7AV8R
Seattle

The vfr transition is an easy thing to do. Don't call approach, they will blow you off. Call the tower as on the TAC. They will give you a squak code and tell you to fly over 34 at 1200 ft. Very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,244
Posted By RV7AV8R
Sun light viewing?

How good is the sunlight visibility?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,693
Posted By RV7AV8R
Two RVs crash on runway

A friend mentioned this and I verified it on the ntsb web site. July 27 one RV landed on another. Non fatal luckily!! Any one have more information?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 23,403
Posted By RV7AV8R
I love it. I can see my grandson in that little...

I love it. I can see my grandson in that little future pilot.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-23-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,552
Posted By RV7AV8R
Thanks

Bill, thanks for posting this info! In the NW we are still waiting for Summer heat so mine are good still!
Forum: Safety 07-23-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,772
Posted By RV7AV8R
Blue LEDs

The closest to those wavelengths would be blue LEDs at about 425 nm. Would look cool.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,602
Posted By RV7AV8R
Just a caution, Make sure that PVC gasket can not...

Just a caution, Make sure that PVC gasket can not work loose and get sucked into the intake system.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,685
Posted By RV7AV8R
The rv14 ?

Maybe the RV14 will be a stretched 7. Maybe we will hear about it next week.
Forum: Safety 07-17-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,772
Posted By RV7AV8R
Begs a question

I wish they had tested lights vs flashing strobes
or wigwag lights.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,169
Posted By RV7AV8R
Seattle Mariners

Seattle's MLB park is on final for Boeing Field BFI.
Forum: GPS 07-06-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,772
Posted By RV7AV8R
Push the external button in the upper right...

Push the external button in the upper right corner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,552
Posted By RV7AV8R
Trails

I want to fly the Oregon Trail and the route of Lewis and Clark. I could probablyfly East on one and return on the other to Seattle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,402
Posted By RV7AV8R
Used it today to get home

Puget Sound was socked with low clouds and I was trying to get home from Walla Walla. The passes were blocked by the cloud layer. We landed in Ellensburg to asses the situation, on weathermeister I...
Forum: Oregon 06-26-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,411
Posted By RV7AV8R
Yam hill area

+1 again for McMinnville and wine tasting. We have done it several times and there are so many wineries you can not possibly get to them all. Archery Summit, Lange, Witness Tree, Domain Serene all...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-24-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,732
Posted By RV7AV8R
Memories

Bob, I grew up in so MN, Austin. Reading your blog of all those familiar cities was fun. By the way, at the Owatonna airport you can call Cabellas and they will send a car over for you and give you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 976
Posted By RV7AV8R
Welcome to the cool NW

Lots of RVers to meet on weekends at lunch time at Brmerton, Port Townson and Arlington.
I thought Apex was closed but I see it is still on the sectional so I am probably wrong.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-14-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,123
Posted By RV7AV8R
Well marked?

Scott, how well marked is it? I looked on a satellite view but it doesn't looked marked. Is the rock on the north end?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,018
Posted By RV7AV8R
Is the center brace slightly bent? Almost looks...

Is the center brace slightly bent? Almost looks that way in this photo.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,247
Posted By RV7AV8R
Gold star

If you want to increase participation put a gold star on all avatar names who are contibuters. You will see a sudden improvement. Why should 20% be baring the burden with no recognition?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,018
Posted By RV7AV8R
Flicker rate

Yes, birds ability to see flicker rates is much better than humans. I looked this up once before and if I recall correctly birds can detect flicker up to 100 fps. I also made a test of my own eyes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,550
Posted By RV7AV8R
Aero commander

Coming out of Ashland with my friend in his Aerocommander who suggested we fly over Crater lLake before heading for Seattle. So we did and leasurly flew over the lake enjoying the view at about...
Forum: Reviews 06-09-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By RV7AV8R
Pacific Coast Avionics A+

I just want to say these guys in OR have great customer service. I bought a new expensive ANR head set from them and after having some problems with it that were no fault of Pacific Coast I asked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-08-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,083
Posted By RV7AV8R
Mine rub too

I put some HMW tape on my white rudder to protect the paint. Still there 8 years later.
Forum: Oregon 06-07-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,999
Posted By RV7AV8R
Just saw it

It was just on Fox News sitting flat high and dry on the beech.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,669
Posted By RV7AV8R
Gear leg mount bolts

Also, while you are at it check your gear leg mounting bolts for tightness. I found mine loosened a bit in the first few years and the leg can develop a wiggle you can feel with your hands when off...
Forum: Midwest 05-30-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,571
Posted By RV7AV8R
Landing fee..

There is a fee but minor compared to all other expenses of owning a plane. Service there was just fine and my RV looked cool parked between all the personal jets. I flew in to JAC in Sept and the...
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