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Forum: RV-6/6A Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By rv7charlie
That's nonsense. Unless you live in that guy's...

That's nonsense. Unless you live in that guy's FSDO area, I guess...

I've bought and sold several homebuilts across FSDO lines, and never had to deal with any of that. You *do* have to get approval...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,959
Posted By rv7charlie
No, no offence taken, at least by me. Simple ask...

No, no offence taken, at least by me. Simple ask & answer. Consider it bonus 'education' in experimental aviation for 'education and recreation'.

:-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By rv7charlie
If you're willing to pay big, these guys seem to...

If you're willing to pay big, these guys seem to have a good rep for repairing leaks:
http://www.weepnomorellc.com/
One of our local -6 owners used them a few years ago.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-16-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By rv7charlie
They're everywhere, and cheap, but not plug&play....

They're everywhere, and cheap, but not plug&play. I've got a pair that the builder installed in my...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,959
Posted By rv7charlie
And to make it far more general, *many* bizjet...

And to make it far more general, *many* bizjet and other 'big boy' owners of a/c have their N numbers anonymized through an FAA approved program. Are we to assume, by your questioning logic, that all...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,959
Posted By rv7charlie
Or simply stay away from areas that are high on...

Or simply stay away from areas that are high on the alphabet scale...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By rv7charlie
It's easy, if everything else in the wiring...

It's easy, if everything else in the wiring system is 'known-good'.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By rv7charlie
As I mentioned, Van's uses the engine mount as...

As I mentioned, Van's uses the engine mount as ground path on the -14. The plane won't spin out of the air if you use the motor mount for a ground path. But...

DC welding on motor mounts has been...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By rv7charlie
Several thoughts; not intended as pokes at you;...

Several thoughts; not intended as pokes at you; just observations.

If your original ground broke at the terminal, it was either fabrication error, or installation error (wire not supported a few...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,900
Posted By rv7charlie
and from the 'somebody always has to top it dept',

I've got a couple of cans (likely from my dad's collection, or my teen years) of Havoline and a can of Quaker State that are literal cans; as in steel cans, rusting on the outside. I'd post pics,...
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By rv7charlie
Have you called the nearest FSDO? The guys here...

Have you called the nearest FSDO? The guys here in MS do homebuilt inspections all the time for no charge.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,439
Posted By rv7charlie
Not sure I'd roll the dice on that; the whole...

Not sure I'd roll the dice on that; the whole problem with the old a/c synthetic was that it didn't suspend the lead in the oil. If it's not holding the lead in suspension, then you won't be draining...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,315
Posted By rv7charlie
That is a real concern that not many consider. A...

That is a real concern that not many consider. A friend tested it (test rig; not an actual tank) using a fuel injection style pump (higher flow/pressure than a Facet), and found that once the tank is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By rv7charlie
And Sikaflex, used by a lot of us instead of...

And Sikaflex, used by a lot of us instead of screws/rivets. And for at least one or two of us, instead of fiberglass.

I got mine from Jamestown Distributors (marine supply).

Charlie
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By rv7charlie
You can do that with the 600EXP? That's news....

You can do that with the 600EXP? That's news. Tell us more.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By rv7charlie
Chattanooga might surprise you. Downtown is kinda...

Chattanooga might surprise you. Downtown is kinda like a well restored vintage a/c. Good hotels, several good music clubs, the Tennessee Aquarium (it was great when we saw it years ago, and it's...
Forum: ADS-B 04-12-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,972
Posted By rv7charlie
Dan was nice enough to work with me to get copies...

Dan was nice enough to work with me to get copies of the Navworx docs and the console software into 'the cloud', so I'm paying it forward, if anyone else needs them. Below is a link to my Onedrive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By rv7charlie
I hope this isn't construed as splitting hairs,...

I hope this isn't construed as splitting hairs, but I question Mel's blanket statement that simply changing a prop requires a return to phase 1. Unless the regs have changed, my understanding is that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By rv7charlie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_O-235 Now...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_O-235

Now add at least 30-40 lbs to make it fly, & compare to the UL's number.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By rv7charlie
Not telling you what to do, but I just use longer...

Not telling you what to do, but I just use longer screws on the backplate perimeter. An oversize nut is a convenient shim/weight to clear the nutplate, and then nut/washer(s) as needed.

A lot of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-11-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By rv7charlie
https://www.mcmaster.com/grommets

https://www.mcmaster.com/grommets
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By rv7charlie
The technical issues I see are: Lighter weight...

The technical issues I see are:

Lighter weight engine (requires extended motor mount, possibly cowl, and if cowl is extended, *theoretical* destabilizing due to extended nose)

Slightly lower than...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By rv7charlie
Not what you're asking for, but have you...

Not what you're asking for, but have you considered a radiant barrier instead? Might be more effective than another layer of firesleeve type material.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,956
Posted By rv7charlie
How high does it need to go, does it really need...

How high does it need to go, does it really need to roll around, and could you use...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By rv7charlie
Are you into acro? If not, you might consider...

Are you into acro? If not, you might consider expanding your search to include -9s. No acro, but I hear that they're better instrument platforms.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By rv7charlie
Seat belt installation heads-up

I just purchased a set of used seat belts, and noticed that the way the belts were threaded through the double-slot adjusters wasn't consistent. I wondered which was the correct way to thread them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By rv7charlie
Hi Don, As to how: IIRC, I just hung/removed...

Hi Don,

As to how: IIRC, I just hung/removed the bare mount by the top bolts and progressively trimmed until it cleared at the bottom. Check, remove, cut, repeat.

Again, if memory serves, I used a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,543
Posted By rv7charlie
Yes, you can get an 'amen' from someone who's had...

Yes, you can get an 'amen' from someone who's had 3 careers in various electronics fields.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-06-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 106,821
Posted By rv7charlie
re: BD-4 Define 'rough'. It's certainly not a...

re: BD-4



Define 'rough'. It's certainly not a bush plane, but turf was no problem at all for the old one I owned. As to 'ugly', is a Tailwind ugly? I figure, if it works and I don't like the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,596
Posted By rv7charlie
It's a 2nd step, but with externally regulated...

It's a 2nd step, but with externally regulated alternator, pulling the field breaker would work.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-05-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 106,821
Posted By rv7charlie
BTW, when Murphy showed the 1st Moose at SNF, I...

BTW, when Murphy showed the 1st Moose at SNF, I begged them for a speed-wing, but they weren't interested. I'd gladly give up 10 kts on the low end for 20kts cruise improvement while retaining that...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-05-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 106,821
Posted By rv7charlie
There are at least 3 all aluminum 'bushplane'...

There are at least 3 all aluminum 'bushplane' kits I can remember at the moment. The Murphy Super Rebel (now known as a flat engine Moose), the Dream Tundra, and the St Just Cyclone (a Cessna 180...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By rv7charlie
I know of someone (we won't say who) that has 10...

I know of someone (we won't say who) that has 10 *year* old Desoto brand sealant (kept in his freezer since around the expiration date) that has been used recently to successfully repair leaks in 25+...
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By rv7charlie
Maybe the f/p maker hits exactly what you want;...

Maybe the f/p maker hits exactly what you want; maybe not. A good gnd adj can let you hit your desired 'sweet spot' for your a/c.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By rv7charlie
A fair percentage also have cracks where the...

A fair percentage also have cracks where the epoxy meets the metal, too. (Different expansion rates)

Does the Weldon stay somewhat pliable after cure, like Sikaflex? If it does, perhaps that's the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By rv7charlie
Robin, I'll take them. How would you like...

Robin,

I'll take them. How would you like payment? I'm happy to do paypal friends and family to save the fees, if that works for you.

Charlie
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By rv7charlie
Any idea whether they'd fit a -4?

Any idea whether they'd fit a -4?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By rv7charlie
Oooo... please elaborate. :-)

Oooo... please elaborate. :-)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-03-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,634
Posted By rv7charlie
My 1st was SAD (Safford AZ) to MS71 (Slobovia...

My 1st was SAD (Safford AZ) to MS71 (Slobovia Outernational). 978 NM, plus the deviations to avoid Dallas and Bushes.

It was long out of phase 1, though...

Charlie
Forum: Primers 04-03-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By rv7charlie
I primed almost all my small parts with self-etch...

I primed almost all my small parts with self-etch primer in rattle cans. Hanging stuff on hooks is a guarantee of frustration for me; the parts take on a life of their own in the breeze from the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-02-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,972
Posted By rv7charlie
Thanks; on the way.

Thanks; on the way.
Forum: ADS-B 04-02-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,972
Posted By rv7charlie
I'm in the same boat (a/c); I'd appreciate a...

I'm in the same boat (a/c); I'd appreciate a copy, as well.

mcsophie@gmail.com

Thanks,

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By rv7charlie
One last thing; be sure the battery has a full...

One last thing; be sure the battery has a full charge, preferably by charging it with a 'smart' charger until the charger tells you it's fully charged. Reason is that if your alternator voltage is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By rv7charlie
My 1st step would be to check voltage at the...

My 1st step would be to check voltage at the starter's 'fat' terminal(s), while cranking. To get valid results, you need the negative probe directly on the battery's negative post (not the terminal;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By rv7charlie
Jim, As a FWIW, there are thousands of...

Jim,

As a FWIW, there are thousands of automotive starters turning 320s, 360s, and likely, 540s on homebuilts without any problem. I've been using them on homebuilts since I bought my 1st in...
Forum: Safety 04-01-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By rv7charlie
I'd suggest that the better place to ask the...

I'd suggest that the better place to ask the question is at the source; the designer monitors that list almost every day. But as a FWIW, I think that a perusal of the B&C Specialty page will show the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-01-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 42,854
Posted By rv7charlie
Hey Dan, I would have figured the post was...

Hey Dan, I would have figured the post was pointed in a different direction....
But hey, what do Lower Slobovians know?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,307
Posted By rv7charlie
In the past, they've always had sets you can...

In the past, they've always had sets you can *buy*, if you get there without yours (I've managed to do that, once). Price was tolerable, and I still have my set (better quality than the ones I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By rv7charlie
My 'junk' comment was more a 'cover my backside'...

My 'junk' comment was more a 'cover my backside' than a real requirement. As long as you use a new screw with no burrs on the head, a regular mushroom set will work fine. In fact, if you have decent...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By rv7charlie
I was about to type the above, with the exception...

I was about to type the above, with the exception of using a junk mushroom set in the rivet gun to set the dimple. You should get a more 'crisp' dimple using the gun than you can pull with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,596
Posted By rv7charlie
Where are the essential avionics; are there...

Where are the essential avionics; are there duplicates on each bus? If the avionics are on the 'aux avionics' switch....

Oh, edit: Fail the 'milspec' master switch. What happens?

edit2: From the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By rv7charlie
I owned a 180hp-c/s prop BD4 for about a year. A...

I owned a 180hp-c/s prop BD4 for about a year. A 'stock' original probably won't meet your needs, unless you're all small and your baggage requirements are, as well. However, there are mods that can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,963
Posted By rv7charlie
Might be a 'fact', but it's a relatively minor...

Might be a 'fact', but it's a relatively minor 'fact', if you're talking about failure *mode* analysis, which is what may or may not bite. See my previous post.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-26-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By rv7charlie
So, am I the only one that sees the irony when...

So, am I the only one that sees the irony when reading Lyc's directives related to any pressure on the prop flange?

Shawn,

Apologies for the thread hijack; the question obviously shouldn't have...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By rv7charlie
Honestly, I'm not sure whether I was commenting...

Honestly, I'm not sure whether I was commenting on the crate mount being attached to the prop flange, or commenting on the rather extreme Lyc prop strike AD. The AD basically says that anything...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-25-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,058
Posted By rv7charlie
Hmm..... I wonder how Lycoming would apply their...

Hmm.....

I wonder how Lycoming would apply their wet-grass prop strike AD to that engine, after it's bounced around in a freight truck and been dropped by a fork lift operator (standard handling...).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By rv7charlie
Or fly over to Slobovia (MS71, just north of...

Or fly over to Slobovia (MS71, just north of Jackson MS) for lunch, & you can borrow my neighbor's before heading home.

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,307
Posted By rv7charlie
Galin, Stop 4 on the map would have been the...

Galin,

Stop 4 on the map would have been the closest stop to the old Homebuilt 'Showplane' (non-camping) parking, north of the exhibit area.

Jim,

You're right; Homebuilt camping is about as far as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,034
Posted By rv7charlie
Tempting, but kinda like buying an EZ type a/c;...

Tempting, but kinda like buying an EZ type a/c; much harder to know every laminate and joint in a plane where you don't know the builder. I'm actually shopping right now for something sbs to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,034
Posted By rv7charlie
Looks eerily similar to...

Looks eerily similar to

https://www.google.com/search?q=temco+buckaroo&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiTrpqm7prhAhWMON8KHSESDX0Q_AUIDygC&biw=1680&bih=945

If you must have retracts, and you...
Forum: COMM 03-23-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By rv7charlie
Suggest doing a deep dive into what that box...

Suggest doing a deep dive into what that box actually does, and how it does it. I think you'll find that it works the same way as the headphone jack on an old stereo works, with the insertion of the...
Forum: COMM 03-23-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By rv7charlie
Sorry; you can't 'insulate' the RF from the gear...

Sorry; you can't 'insulate' the RF from the gear leg.

My 1st choice would be an Archer in the wingtip. 2nd would be another whip. 3rd, if it's just a backup radio, would be in-flight access to the...
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