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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-18-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By engineerorange
Twin Lakes.

I think there are a few RV guys at Twin Lakes just west of Winston and I think hangar soace can usually be found there. Hopefully one of those guys will see this, but if not call the airport and ask.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By engineerorange
One of my wings had about .2 degrees of twist. I...

One of my wings had about .2 degrees of twist. I set the incedence in the center of the wing and guess what, it flies straight and level with the ball centered. A tenth of a degree is nothing. One...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By engineerorange
I did it

I bought a core and did the rebuild myself. Spent about the same as buying a mid-time engine, but got 4 new cylinders, a brand new Lycoming cam kit, all new bearings and everything else overhauled...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 578,022
Posted By engineerorange
N74WK

Not quite done as I have to add the wheel pants, but I thought this picture was worth sharing.
http://i66.tinypic.com/2rffuyf.jpg
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By engineerorange
Already using an A20 and can't transmit on 122.7...

Already using an A20 and can't transmit on 122.7 with the engine off.
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By engineerorange
Did you test your delta pop antenna with another...

Did you test your delta pop antenna with another radio? Mine worked fine with a handheld. i can't wrap my head around what could be wrong with the antenna that it would work with another radio but...
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By engineerorange
I did use an swr meter in my troubleshooting. It...

I did use an swr meter in my troubleshooting. It showed good once I replaced the coax, I haven't had access to the meter since replacing the antenna again.
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By engineerorange
What kind of antenna do you have and where is it...

What kind of antenna do you have and where is it mounted?
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By engineerorange
Has anybody experienced this issue and solved it?...

Has anybody experienced this issue and solved it? I really don't want to buy another radio since I paid good money for this one and like the integration with the skyview. At this point it is really...
Forum: COMM 02-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By engineerorange
SV-Comm Issues

I have a SV-Comm, Dynon intercom and Delta Pop bent whip antenna on the belly.
In December when my plane first flew, radio transmissions were very broken on all frequencies. Parts of transmissions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By engineerorange
Delta Pop Aviation

Does anybody have contact info for Don? I am having some comm trouble with one of his antennas and his contact info on the website is MIA.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-13-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By engineerorange
RV-7A N74WK

After 8 1/2 years of building, N74WK became an airplane on 12/16/17 when Vic Syracuse signed her airworthiness certificate. First flight followed on 12/19/17.

Airframe: RV-7A super slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By engineerorange
Vic gave me an airworthiness certificate for my...

Vic gave me an airworthiness certificate for my RV this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,246
Posted By engineerorange
it's easy

Put a reasonable value on it. If she doesn't like your value, tell her you will be glad to deliver it to her for half of whatever value she places on it, and you will just build another one. When...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-03-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 42,391
Posted By engineerorange
N74WK

RV7-A Slider
O-360 Carb
Sensinich Aluminum prop
Full Paint, Leather Seats, no other interior
Nose Job 2

Left Main 399#
Right Main 400#
Nose 265#
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,338
Posted By engineerorange
So is my passenger warning on the panel of my yet...

So is my passenger warning on the panel of my yet to be inspected airplane going to cause an issue with the inspector? I used the old wording.
Forum: ADS-B 07-30-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,421
Posted By engineerorange
This is contradictory to what Garmin posted in...

This is contradictory to what Garmin posted in post #28. Wonder which is true.
Forum: Southeast 05-18-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By engineerorange
Good luck, I have looked high and low and hangar...

Good luck, I have looked high and low and hangar space in this area is hard to come by. Hopefully somebody who lives on the field at Long Island or Lake Norman can help you. I am local so if you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By engineerorange
It's still good. Let me know if you want it. I...

It's still good. Let me know if you want it. I can send a small jar of primer and a tube of 295UV with about 15% remaining
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By engineerorange
I might have some

I may have a partial tube that is usable after my windshield attachment a month or so ago. I am less than 45 minutes away by RV if you have one, or less than an hour at spam can speeds. I will check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 32,497
Posted By engineerorange
My plane will never fly

Remind me to get all offended and never let you in my mistake of an RV with the little wheel on the front AND a sliding canopy Bill. :D

There is some quote about building the airplane you want and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-31-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,195
Posted By engineerorange
P-mags

I will need 2 p-mags before spring, let me know if you decide to swap them out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,964
Posted By engineerorange
I have seen lots of used lycoming bearings on...

I have seen lots of used lycoming bearings on eBay at times. Maybe check there for a set.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,685
Posted By engineerorange
I made my Dynon comm and audio panel cutouts...

I made my Dynon comm and audio panel cutouts exactly the same just in case I ever wanted to swap places with them. Aren't the screw holes on the same spacing and the bezel the exact same size?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By engineerorange
If you rivet the rear spar to the rib and then...

If you rivet the rear spar to the rib and then put the skin on, what kind of rivets are you going to use in the skin to front spar and skin to rib?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,294
Posted By engineerorange
Same way all the way.

I am doing just what you have been doing. When I got some money, I bought an engine core. When I got some more money, firewall forward kit. More money, paid for machining the case and steel parts. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By engineerorange
it reaches fine

My DRDT-2 with homebuilt frame per plans has reached every dimple on my RV7-A build so far, and I only have the glareshield skin left to go.
Forum: Southeast 03-24-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,614
Posted By engineerorange
Drive in?

Since my RV is still in the garage, are drive ins welcome? I really would love to check out the area as a possible spot to get closer to my wife's family and closer to a runway.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,863
Posted By engineerorange
I am just on the other side of the lake from you,...

I am just on the other side of the lake from you, working on an RV7a firewall forward. I am a relatively new pilot having done all my training in the area and would be happy to show you my project...
Forum: Southeast 10-17-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 484
Posted By engineerorange
KCEU flight of 4

Nice formation takeoff today around 11:00am. Even my non-pilot tailgating buddy was impressed.
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,836
Posted By engineerorange
However, if you find that a part was manufactured...

However, if you find that a part was manufactured improperly when you try to assemble it and it is later than the 30 days, they will tell you to buy another one.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,192
Posted By engineerorange
I am in the Hickory area and will be gluing my...

I am in the Hickory area and will be gluing my canopy before cold weather so Inwould be interested in any leftovers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,232
Posted By engineerorange
Put appropriate size clecoes in the tooling holes...

Put appropriate size clecoes in the tooling holes and lay a straight edge on top of them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,074
Posted By engineerorange
That's usually because you are at max rpm (max...

That's usually because you are at max rpm (max piston speed/acc.) and when you let off the go pedal there is no boom to help turn the piston around and the rod and wrist pin have to do it all. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,407
Posted By engineerorange
Co-extruded cloth duct tape. The particular tape...

Co-extruded cloth duct tape. The particular tape van's uses is one of the more aggressive products in terms of tensile strength, tack and shear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,407
Posted By engineerorange
We make that tape about an hour west of you. And...

We make that tape about an hour west of you. And yes, it is overkill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
Posted By engineerorange
I have one up here in Catawba county that came...

I have one up here in Catawba county that came with my kit. You are welcome to it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,783
Posted By engineerorange
It will be used to attach the lower fuselage...

It will be used to attach the lower fuselage skin. Leave it empty for now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,880
Posted By engineerorange
Yes, 3D movies are absolutely pointless, unless...

Yes, 3D movies are absolutely pointless, unless you just think you look cool in the goofy glasses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,880
Posted By engineerorange
Yes

I too was born with crossed eyes and that caused monocular vision. I had muscle surgery when I was a little less than two and then did lots and lots of eye exercises with a specialist in grade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By engineerorange
Should be rolling the canoe in the next month or...

Should be rolling the canoe in the next month or two. Then the real fun begins.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By engineerorange
Tom, If you let Van's ship your kit as usual...

Tom,

If you let Van's ship your kit as usual it will come ABF through the terminal in Belmont. I picked both my wings and fuelage up there at different times and had no issues. It doesn't really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,441
Posted By engineerorange
I am planning to use the Ztron nav/strobes and I...

I am planning to use the Ztron nav/strobes and I am looking for a wing tip landing light to go with them. Can you post pictures of your setup?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,692
Posted By engineerorange
For issue #1, make sure you don't have a burr on...

For issue #1, make sure you don't have a burr on the inside of the tube where it was cut that is keeping the threaded rod end from sliding in.

For issue #2, something is wrong. Rod end could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,439
Posted By engineerorange
If you clean up the edges of that hole, you could...

If you clean up the edges of that hole, you could probably put a doubler on the back side of the boogered hole big enough to capture a rivet above and below and then just abandon that hole. Send...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By engineerorange
I wasn't sure either

I hadn't decided the 7 or 7a question before I started filling out the order form.
Just filled it out without giving it much thought, and when I got done I looked up and said "huh, I guess the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,835
Posted By engineerorange
Glad you made the leap! You and Michael are...

Glad you made the leap! You and Michael are going to have a blast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,533
Posted By engineerorange
The little red weiner dog laying on the couch...

The little red weiner dog laying on the couch beside me agrees that you did the right thing. It's scary when your little buddy can't wag his little tail. No surgery for ours yet, just drugs and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,808
Posted By engineerorange
Same issue here

Did this issue work itself out after riveting mototopo? I am seeing the same thing, only the rivet holes at the main spar are off nearly half a hole if I cleco from rear spar to front.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By engineerorange
PM sent

Thanks a million Tom
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,303
Posted By engineerorange
AN470AD5 rivets

Can somebody tell me where I can pick up couple of AN470AD5-8 rivets. I boogered a -4 hole pretty bad and need to up it one size. I checked spruce and GAHCo with no luck.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By engineerorange
I believe it's because you don't have any -3...

I believe it's because you don't have any -3 universal head rivets in the kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,682
Posted By engineerorange
1. Fly more than I did in 2010. This shouldn't...

1. Fly more than I did in 2010. This shouldn't be hard since I have only logged about 5 hours this year.

1a. Give my grandmother the airplane ride I promised her 2 years ago.

2. Finish wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,073
Posted By engineerorange
Just like all other projects, it's done when you...

Just like all other projects, it's done when you run out of money. At least temporarily.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,575
Posted By engineerorange
Hey Bart, is V gonna let you do a photo shoot...

Hey Bart, is V gonna let you do a photo shoot like that with Dee?
Awesome pictures Phil!
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-17-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 41,572
Posted By engineerorange
The new common rail VW diesels with diesel...

The new common rail VW diesels with diesel particulate filters (2009-2010)would defiinitely surprise you. The inside of the exhaust is white glove clean after 10,000 miles. No soot at all, ever.
Forum: Southeast 12-18-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By engineerorange
How's the runway?

I grew up near there and the runway used to be in such very poor condition that the local pilots avoided it. If the food is good and the runway won't swallow grumman wheels I will start flying into...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,099
Posted By engineerorange
For the love of aluminum people!

Could some nice moderator please delete any and all trace of this thread before someone's wife finds it? I know of at least one wife who never ever needs to see this thread and I am sure there are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,439
Posted By engineerorange
I have one of those too. Clean up the ragged...

I have one of those too. Clean up the ragged edges and move on.
Mine was a figure 8 so i had to clean up the edges and put a doubler over that hole that tied into the two adjacent holes so I would...
Forum: Safety 11-19-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,983
Posted By engineerorange
I only have 3.2 hours of night flight because it...

I only have 3.2 hours of night flight because it was required to get my PPL. I enjoyed those 2 flights, and I learned lots of things. The most important thing I learned was that I couldn't climb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By engineerorange
That's the end that rivets to the elevator, no...

That's the end that rivets to the elevator, no bolts near there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By engineerorange
Just a heads up

Gus at Van's agrees that this part should be replaced, I just posted to make others aware that they should check their parts as well.

I will order a new part Monday.
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