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Forum: ADS-B 04-15-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 12,911
Posted By alcladrv
On my -7A, I'm as interested in keeping my ADS-B...

On my -7A, I'm as interested in keeping my ADS-B as anonymous as anyone, but have a couple of questions.

1. Where does the ADS-B signal broadcast from on the the plane?
2. If the signal comes...
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By alcladrv
Check out EAA Chapter 17 in Knoxville....

Check out EAA Chapter 17 in Knoxville. http://eaa17.org
Jim Auman is a tech counselor for that group and I understand that he is a DAR.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By alcladrv
+1 on the original (tall) nose fork. Over 1400...

+1 on the original (tall) nose fork. Over 1400 hrs. on my -7A with no anti anything. I mostly fly off of pavement, but don't shy away from grass. I just land on the mains, keep the stick aft while...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By alcladrv
Do you really want electronic flight control...

Do you really want electronic flight control inputs when you're near the ground like in takeoff or landing where the good 'ol "meat servo" usually does a very good job?

I like the way my G3X...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-30-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,542
Posted By alcladrv
+1 Valve didn't come apart, but I had to add...

+1

Valve didn't come apart, but I had to add air air every 2 weeks or so to keep one of their Leakguard tubes from going flat. The one on the opposite side would lose 10 to 20 psi over a 4 week...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,986
Posted By alcladrv
A couple of times in 30 knot winds, I've towed...

A couple of times in 30 knot winds, I've towed the plane from its parking spot and turned the nose into the wind before removing the external gust lock and climbing in. Both times, it was on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,633
Posted By alcladrv
1. For sealing around the aileron push tubes, I...

1. For sealing around the aileron push tubes, I followed an idea I either saw here or on a builder's website which worked very well. I bought a tyvek paint suit and cut off a portion of each...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,986
Posted By alcladrv
That's true, but on the ground since your rudder...

That's true, but on the ground since your rudder pedals would be stiff as a 2x4 and you could only steer with differential braking, you'd be well within the clueless category.

On my -7A, I use a...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-25-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,759
Posted By alcladrv
We all make our own go/no go decisions in Part 91...

We all make our own go/no go decisions in Part 91 ops.

However, while the Part 121 Captain is PIC once airborne, to get to that point another person has to agree that the flight is safe to depart...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By alcladrv
That's they way the airlines did it for decades...

That's they way the airlines did it for decades between the first appearance of jets until GPS come of age especially between the Mississippi River and the west coast. ATC generally wanted at least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 734
Posted By alcladrv
Oshkosh 2019 Notam?

It's been a couple of months. Does anyone have any update on proposed Oshkosh notam procedure changes?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,542
Posted By alcladrv
Does anyone really re-weigh their plane and...

Does anyone really re-weigh their plane and update weight & balance info after they change their tires?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,542
Posted By alcladrv
in 1400 hrs. over 13 years in my -7A, I got my...

in 1400 hrs. over 13 years in my -7A, I got my best longevity with Vans OEM Airhawks, about 700 hrs. Then I tried Desser Monster retreads and came away disappointed in the tires (about 500 hours...
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,321
Posted By alcladrv
Great shot, Ivan. That looks like someplace I'd...

Great shot, Ivan. That looks like someplace I'd like to get to. Where was it?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,347
Posted By alcladrv
Low cost IFR may not exist, but it doesn't have...

Low cost IFR may not exist, but it doesn't have to cost an arm and 2 legs.

I've flown a lot of IFR in the last 12 years in my -7A with a G3X (non-touch) with autopilot, an SL-30 (which can fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,546
Posted By alcladrv
Great looking site. I noticed that the...

Great looking site. I noticed that the silhouettes that they have for the RV-7/7A look a whole lot like the RV-8/8A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By alcladrv
When flying alone in my -7A, I stand it up...

When flying alone in my -7A, I stand it up alongside the right side wall. One leg of my Bogi-bar nests under the right armrest and the lever handle points straight up. Fits right in with minimal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,278
Posted By alcladrv
Bob, What's a good spacing to shoot for...

Bob,

What's a good spacing to shoot for between the aluminum baffle and the inside of the cowl?

Thanks
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,705
Posted By alcladrv
+1 My canopy cover only provides just enough...

+1

My canopy cover only provides just enough security to keep the honest people out.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,530
Posted By alcladrv
My -7A is a very capable cross-country airplane, ...

My -7A is a very capable cross-country airplane, which I built from a QB kit and an O-360 engine, which I completed in 2005. I find it ironic that the baggage area weight limit is the same 100 lbs....
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By alcladrv
With the fairing on, the snug fitting examples...

With the fairing on, the snug fitting examples and mine as well don't allow for changing the cable without removing the fairing. Mine is glued on with pro seal.

Without the fairing, change the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,134
Posted By alcladrv
Is there not an option to display engine...

Is there not an option to display engine instrumentation across the top of the GDU470 as I can on my GDU370?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,322
Posted By alcladrv
I wasn't aware of that system. Thanks.

I wasn't aware of that system. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,669
Posted By alcladrv
Wautoma (Y50) seemed to be pretty accommodating. ...

Wautoma (Y50) seemed to be pretty accommodating. I happened across it as I had a room in town and a rental car after parking my plane at MSN. I curiously drove out to Y50, and found a newish...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,322
Posted By alcladrv
My -7A has a pretty solid feel at 90 knots. How...

My -7A has a pretty solid feel at 90 knots. How do you get a "notch" of flaps in your -9A?

I'd plan to arrive during off peak hours, if I could only figure out when those are. I had to search no...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,878
Posted By alcladrv
Thanks to all for your efforts to improve the...

Thanks to all for your efforts to improve the safety margins of the event.

Is there any discussion of giving pilots their choice of runway to minimize ground hazards?

In my case, I first attended...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,878
Posted By alcladrv
In years past, working Airventure was a plum...

In years past, working Airventure was a plum assignment for controllers. I understood that there was so much competition for it that controllers were limited to a maximum number of years working it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-26-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By alcladrv
I solved my transponder antenna placement...

I solved my transponder antenna placement question when I dropped a bucking bar onto the skin under the baggage floor, about a foot inboard of the right side step on my -7A. It opened a hole like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By alcladrv
Where does one obtain a 1K ohm pot?

Where does one obtain a 1K ohm pot?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,894
Posted By alcladrv
In my -7A, I inflate the mains to 50 psi and the...

In my -7A, I inflate the mains to 50 psi and the nose to 40. I have no issues with shimmy and shaking. I check them every couple of months or when the weather turns markedly colder and they're all...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By alcladrv
+1 on what Ralph said. My RV-7A was my first...

+1 on what Ralph said. My RV-7A was my first experience wiring an airplane so I bought this from Vans: Part Number = ES WH 6/7/9 KIT. It gave me great start and drawings. From there, I've...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-05-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By alcladrv
I installed the panel dimmer from Vans: Part...

I installed the panel dimmer from Vans: Part Number = ES DIMMER, LAMP 1.5A.

It dims both screens of my 2 screen non-touch G3X system and works well.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,772
Posted By alcladrv
Sent you a PM about your visors.

Sent you a PM about your visors.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-02-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By alcladrv
I second Freeway, although I wouldn't include the...

I second Freeway, although I wouldn't include the term "nicer" in any of my description. Adequate is the description I would use. I never had any issues parking as a transient for a few days at a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-01-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,772
Posted By alcladrv
Enjoyed your video. Looks like a good airport to...

Enjoyed your video. Looks like a good airport to visit.

I like you sun visors. Could you discuss how they were made or link to a website?

Thanks
Forum: Reviews 09-28-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,738
Posted By alcladrv
My experience with Monster retreads leads me to...

My experience with Monster retreads leads me to not use them again.

My OEM Airhawk tires and tubes from Vans were flown for 727 hrs. and made 501 landings over a 6 year period. Then I installed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,542
Posted By alcladrv
I don't think anyone really thinks that using...

I don't think anyone really thinks that using your N-number in your call sign is primarily for visual identification.

I also use the call signs, however descriptive they may or may not be, and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By alcladrv
I thought I read or maybe heard at an Oshkosh...

I thought I read or maybe heard at an Oshkosh forum that the only requirement for the fuel gauges was that when the tank is empty, the gauge needs to read empty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,542
Posted By alcladrv
N-number might help if there are 2 or more of the...

N-number might help if there are 2 or more of the same type like yellow cubs in the pattern, which I experienced once.

It's better than arriving without any radio calls.

It seems like it hardly...
Forum: Midwest 09-22-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,593
Posted By alcladrv
Those are wonderfully sharp and clear pictures...

Those are wonderfully sharp and clear pictures over Minne. What camera and lens do you use for your photos?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-16-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By alcladrv
Armrest padding

What do you use for padding on your armrest? Mine is about 1/2" thick and has a permanent divot (padding is flattened) where my left elbow rests in my RV-7A and needs to be replaced. Thanks, Mike
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,769
Posted By alcladrv
Actually, the Cessnas to OSH crowd uses Juneau. ...

Actually, the Cessnas to OSH crowd uses Juneau. The Bonanza group stages out of Rockford.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By alcladrv
Because the AS and ALT require no power.

Because the AS and ALT require no power.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,170
Posted By alcladrv
My intentions, exactly!! +1 By the way, I...

My intentions, exactly!! +1

By the way, I first flew in and camped using a C152 with my son in 1985, and not as part of some mass arrival. Remember the Concorde? And waited in line, along with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,170
Posted By alcladrv
Sounds like the Bonanza group had a great trip in...

Sounds like the Bonanza group had a great trip in that they successfully screwed up 3 airports, one of them twice. As I flew past Rockford, they blanketed Runway 1, making a 767 and others to use...
Forum: Safety 07-26-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,878
Posted By alcladrv
Maybe the whole "aircraft type and color" ID...

Maybe the whole "aircraft type and color" ID system is so foreign to pilots AND controllers that it should be abolished.

A new sequencing point upstream of FISKE, just beyond RIPON, where pilots...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,170
Posted By alcladrv
I think that is an overstatement. The arrival...

I think that is an overstatement. The arrival system has been incrementally deteriorating as traffic increases and more and more groups seek out special handling, i.e. mass arrivals, airliner and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,170
Posted By alcladrv
Ah, the B-1 and mass arrivals "disrupting"...

Ah, the B-1 and mass arrivals "disrupting" traffic. Who is Airventure really for? Seems like that's a question that needs to be addressed. The mass arrivals idea came about simply so a bunch of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,967
Posted By alcladrv
Are we discussing the Cessna 180 that is actually...

Are we discussing the Cessna 180 that is actually parked with a tent in darn near the first spot in HBC in the island area just west of the Blue Barn area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 41,170
Posted By alcladrv
+1 The last time I flew into OSH during...

+1

The last time I flew into OSH during Airventure in my-7A was 7 years ago. Been there , done that. Can't think of a good reason to do it again. Typically, I land and park at an airport in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By alcladrv
Homebuilt camping access?

Does anybody know if you can routinely use the Permit Only gates near Homebuilt Camping as a pedestrian, with a wristband, of course. That seems like a quick way to get to Vans banquet, the museum...
Forum: Safety 07-14-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 68,629
Posted By alcladrv
Thanks for your help .

Thanks for your help .
Forum: Safety 07-13-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 68,629
Posted By alcladrv
I saw that. I just thought there might be...

I saw that. I just thought there might be someone with knowledge of more specific ETAs.
Forum: Safety 07-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 68,629
Posted By alcladrv
Mass arrivals?

Can someone post the ETAs for the mass arrivals, like the Bonanzas, Cessnas, et al? aka arrival times to avoid
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,292
Posted By alcladrv
Landed at Put-in-Bay 10 years ago and mostly...

Landed at Put-in-Bay 10 years ago and mostly enjoyed the visit, especially the primary business area and the afternoon parade. What I didn't enjoy was the ramp check that some local FAA FSDO type...
Forum: California 05-31-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By alcladrv
Visiting Reagan Library

Looking to visit the visit the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA. It looks like Camarillo or Santa Paula airports might be nearest. Any local knowledge would be most appreciated to help make it a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By alcladrv
I'm 95% on pavement in my -7A. I've used 50 psi...

I'm 95% on pavement in my -7A. I've used 50 psi in main tires and 40 psi in nose tire for several years without any issues. Nose tire is checked monthly and mains every other month. Michelin tubes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By alcladrv
Like he said. My philosophy was when feeling a...

Like he said.

My philosophy was when feeling a little overwhelmed was "Just do something!"

After a year and a half, I was in the air 13 years ago.
Forum: ADS-B 05-02-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,538
Posted By alcladrv
Check out this link to block your...

Check out this link to block your N-number:

https://www.nbaa.org/ops/security/asdi/#how-block
Forum: Safety 05-02-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,821
Posted By alcladrv
Realistic or not. it is more likely that 2 or...

Realistic or not. it is more likely that 2 or more "red & white" RVs are in the pattern than 2 or more aircraft with the same registration number.
Forum: Safety 05-01-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,821
Posted By alcladrv
I like this part in addition to the statement in...

I like this part in addition to the statement in the prior posts:

10.3.1 Self-announce transmissions may include aircraft type to aid in identification and detection, but should not use paint...
Forum: Safety 04-28-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,854
Posted By alcladrv
I haven't seen where a 3rd class medical would...

I haven't seen where a 3rd class medical would revert to basic med after 2 years. Do you have a reference for that?
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