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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-16-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Westerhuis
FS: Garmin GTX327

Hi

I am selling my Garmin GTX327 transponder. The unit comes with tray, is fully working and in great condition.

$350 includes shipping to the lower...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-05-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Westerhuis
FS: Garmin SL.30, SL.40, GTX.327

Hi,

Available from 19 April my Garmin SL.40 comm, SL.30 navcomm and GTX.327 transponder.

They will come with trays, without wiring.

I’m currently flying from the east to the west coast and when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Westerhuis
Thanks Steve - I just realized looking at the...

Thanks Steve - I just realized looking at the pages you suggested, that there is no Radio ID visible in the WX menu. My 696 is in an AirGizmo mount and the mini-USB is connected, so I don't think the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Westerhuis
Fair point. I do however have a panel mount 696...

Fair point. I do however have a panel mount 696 so it would be great to have weather straight on the 696 and not on the ipad on my knee. I would not have bought the antenna but it's all in there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Westerhuis
Why is SiriusXM not connecting with my Garmin 696?

Hi

My a/c is equipped with a GXM 40 XM antenna. It's connected with my Garmin 696. I didn't install it and I don't seem to find the Radio ID number at the bottom of the antenna.

Sirius XM has found...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-19-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By Westerhuis
**SOLD** - Garmin GMA240 audio panel

Hi

As part of an upgrade I am selling a Garmin 240 audio panel with intercom.

The unit, in great condition, was recently removed and comes with tray and back-plate. Was working when it was...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-16-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By Westerhuis
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By Westerhuis
Looking to borrow an Airgizmo mount for Garmin 696

Hi

I wondered if someone has an Airgizmo panel mount for a Garmin 696 I could borrow?

I’m making a new panel and would like to make sure I make the support brackets correctly before riveting them...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By Westerhuis
I dont have a template but happy to help where I...

I dont have a template but happy to help where I can. I certainly love the teeth on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 300
Posted By Westerhuis
Measurement rear seat lap belt

Hi everyone

I am replacing the ratchet on my rear lap belt for a conventional adjuster (is that the word?) as with different passengers flying in the back, constantly using the ratchet is not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By Westerhuis
Hi Chris That is interesting, as mine is a...

Hi Chris

That is interesting, as mine is a 7360. See picture. I have 1.5" between the alternator pulley and the pulley on the prop. Would a belt that is 1/2" shorter be an option? I have noticed...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-19-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Westerhuis
Looking for a small quantity of Sherwin Williams aerospace paint

Hi everyone

I am looking for a small quantity of Sherwin Williams military aerospace paint for a small repair.

Looks like these are only available in gallons but if anyone could suggest a source...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By Westerhuis
Alternator pulley suddenly rubbing against bottom cowl

Hi

This morning during the preflight I discovered a little crack in the bottom cowl of my RV8. Furher inspection revealed that the alternator pulley touched the inside of the cowl and rubbed through...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Westerhuis
What angle to rivet onto the panel

Hi

I am replacing my panel and just received my blanc precut. I now need to rivet some angle brackets on them to mount my Garmin stack and a separate set to mount my Airgizmo mount for a Garmin...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-04-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By Westerhuis
TIPS NEEDED - Massachusetts to San Fran. sensible route with interesting stops?

Hi all

Before moving back to the UK I'd like to do a cross-country from Boston to San Francisco. The plan is to do this trip this coming April. I have two weeks to complete the journey.

The plan...
Forum: COMM 01-14-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,769
Posted By Westerhuis
Intercom quality - Good enough or separate intercom?

What is the quality of the intercom like? In a recent discussion with SteinAir they suggested I get a separate intercom and not rely and the intercom on the GNC 255. Does anyone have any experiences...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Westerhuis
Hi Bob - Thanks I would certainly be interested...

Hi Bob - Thanks I would certainly be interested in seeing some photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Westerhuis
Good point Paul. In fact, I was his second in...

Good point Paul. In fact, I was his second in command on the return journey! It was an amazing adventure but I don't really have the confidence to do it on my own, and having taken the risk once I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Westerhuis
Shipping an RV8 by container - suggested shippers and packing methods

Hi

I'd like to ship my RV8 to the United Kingdom from the Boston area. I have been in touch with Brad from Neel Aviation who has provided me with a quote.

Before I decide to hand over the whole...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,832
Posted By Westerhuis
Using iPads

I am just working on a redesign of my RV8 panel (gosh there is little space for anything) and although I have had some suggestions on mounting an iPad, I fly with an iPad mini on a knee-board at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By Westerhuis
Wingtip repair what glass fibre cloth do I need?

Hi all

Unfortunately I damaged the wingtip on my RV8 :mad: and I wondered what glass cloth I should order for the repair and what resin and hardener you guys use? West System?

I'd like to add a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Westerhuis
Wire connectors in wingtip

Hi everyone

I had to remove the wingtip and realised that the builder used a crimp connection to connect the wiring in the wingtip with the wiring that runs through the wing. I had to cut the wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Westerhuis
Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Westerhuis
Any recommendations for an avionics technician in the MA area?

Hi all

I wondered if anyone could make a recommendation for an avionics technician in the north east, ideally Massachusetts area (I am Boston based.)

I'd like to replace my radio, xponder and add a...
Forum: ADS-B 07-25-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,971
Posted By Westerhuis
Thanks all. I did consider that option but I need...

Thanks all. I did consider that option but I need a transponder that I can use in Europe in due course, so this would serve two purposes at one.
Forum: ADS-B 07-24-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,971
Posted By Westerhuis
Replace the GTX 327 with the GTX 355

Hi

Hope those at KOSH got in and are enjoying the show.

I’m at KOSH and I’m thinking to take advantage of Garmin GTX 335 package deal that includes the WAAS GPS.

I’ve spoken to a few vendors to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,050
Posted By Westerhuis
What camping gear to fit in an RV8?

Right, Oshkosh is two months away so time to get the preparation going. First trip to Oshkosh, so let's see what the hype is all about. Can't wait.

Me and my better half will be taking my RV8 and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 29,902
Posted By Westerhuis
Andair Drain Valve

We used drain valves from Andair on G-RRVV without any issue. I have now bought a set which I will use to replace the standard drain valves currently on N774BC.

Not sure if ANDAIR has an agent in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Westerhuis
Perfect - Thanks Dan!

Perfect - Thanks Dan!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Westerhuis
Looking for cutaway drawing RV8

Hi all,

I wondered if anyone has a printable cutaway drawing of an RV8.

I have seen a miniature version online.

I am looking for one I can frame and hang on my wall.

Thanks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,424
Posted By Westerhuis
Great movie

I enjoyed watching that!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,615
Posted By Westerhuis
Overhaul

It's 72 months or 2000 hrs which ever comes first. Lower hours if the prop is used for extensive aerobatics. Expect to pay around $2.5K for a full overhaul. Some shops might be ok to just do a hub...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-25-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Westerhuis
What hardware spares

Thanks Mike - The spats are fine at the moment, but let's not jinx it!I'l have a look at Snap-On screwdrivers.

Re. your advice bellow if you talk about #6 screws 1/2" what exactly is it that I need...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Westerhuis
What hardware spares?

Hi all

For those who have built their own a/c this is a basic question I guess but I bought mine (an RV8). Condition inspection is due soon and I wanted to get a batch of spare screws, cup washers,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-13-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,509
Posted By Westerhuis
Great pics

Looks like a lot of fun was had! Some great pics too. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By Westerhuis
Photos showing REIFF engine heater install

Thanks that is useful - I am waiting to receive the standard system.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-27-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By Westerhuis
Photos showing REIFF engine heater instal

Hi

Does anyone have any photos showing the REIFF pre-heat installation? I am particularly interested in the plug / power cable and how you get access to it. I read on the forum that some fix the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,670
Posted By Westerhuis
Thanks

Thanks for your advice guys - Some useful tips!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,670
Posted By Westerhuis
What tools are needed for basic maintenance

Hi

I just wondered what tools are 'must haves' when it comes to conducting some basic maintenance on an RV8. Obviously I have the basics: spanners, socket kit, hex keys, screw drivers, electric...
Forum: RV-10 01-07-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,810
Posted By Westerhuis
What remote switch

Like Dave I am quite keen to hear what switch is being used. I am looking for one that doesn't require WiFi and is operated via the GSM network.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 36,041
Posted By Westerhuis
Webinar still available online

This is no longer available through the link, but you will find it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibX8xJYxsSA
Forum: Northeast 01-06-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,892
Posted By Westerhuis
Any A/P's with RV knowledge around Boston MA?

Hi all,

I just wondered if anyone knew of a friendly and skilled A/P preferably with RV experience in the Boston (MA) area. I hope to take delivery of an RV8 soon and it would be good to get to know...
Forum: Northeast 10-29-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By Westerhuis
Rental is better

Hi CJ

I sent you a PM as you kindly responded to a message I posted last year and when I came to Boston for a week.

Somewhere north of Boston would be preferred but happy to drive for up to an...
Forum: Northeast 10-27-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By Westerhuis
Hangar space around Boston MA

Hi everyone

I wonder if anyone knows of available hangar space around Boston (MA)

I'd be looking to rent (unless a great deal came up to buy one) and willing to drive up to an hour from north...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-22-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By Westerhuis
A complete strip and repaint - is it worth it?

Hi all

I wondered if anyone has any experience with the a complete strip and repaint (exterior) of an RV8?

Assuming the work is done by a specialised aircraft paint shop, would you expect the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By Westerhuis
Prop overhaul cost estimate

Hi all

In my search for an RV8 I came across one that has a Hartzell CS prop. I believe these props have a TBO of 7 years and it's due an overhaul next year.

Could anyone give me an estimate on how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By Westerhuis
Any RVs around Boston MA?

Hi all,

I am based in the UK where I co-own an RV8 (G-RRVV ex. N713MB) which I love flying (I part-owned an RV6 before that.)

I am currently in Boston MA for work and I wondered if there are any...
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