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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-02-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 463
Posted By schaplerrh
Need plane mover recommnedation

This is kinda RV related. I looking at a spam can to be a "big brother" to my RV7, but I'll need to dismantle and truck this twin from the mid west to VA. Please PM me with recommendations. ...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-02-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By schaplerrh
I'd go with Maryland Airport (2W5). It's just...

I'd go with Maryland Airport (2W5). It's just down the road from VKX (concur with Brian re Potomac but need pin, etc), in the SFRA but not the FRZ so only need to take the online course. Very nice...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-22-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By schaplerrh
I plan to swap out my SL 40 with a SL 30 very...

I plan to swap out my SL 40 with a SL 30 very soon - to add VOR/ILS/LOC. Let me know if you are interested.
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,655
Posted By schaplerrh
I love it. Great idea: the roses. I should...

I love it. Great idea: the roses. I should have done this for my wife; she might still be talking to me if I had. lol
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,900
Posted By schaplerrh
I fly a -7 with an IO-360 matched to a MT CS...

I fly a -7 with an IO-360 matched to a MT CS prop. I love the plane and it's performance but it's a bit short-legged when IMC require an alternate. With your experience and a 900 mile mission you're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,786
Posted By schaplerrh
QB, plug-and-play, Extra 300-like, tapered wings...

QB, plug-and-play, Extra 300-like, tapered wings for 7s and 8s.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By schaplerrh
I don't hate nose wheelers. I just love...

I don't hate nose wheelers. I just love tailwheel flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By schaplerrh
fixnflyguy, did you install spring assist or aero...

fixnflyguy, did you install spring assist or aero tab roll trim? I'm thinking of installing something along the lines of the Lancair aileron trim on my 7.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By schaplerrh
Welcome aboard. I LOVE my 7! Please tell me you...

Welcome aboard. I LOVE my 7! Please tell me you mean "7" and not "7A." Half the fun of flying is takeoffs and landings with the little wheel in back.

I don't know where Great Mills MD is but come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By schaplerrh
And a kitchen sink....

And a kitchen sink....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By schaplerrh
FS (maybe): Garmin 625, SL30, Dynon comm

I'm thinking about swapping out my GTN 625 for a GTN 650 (this will give me additional comm and nav) and pulling my Dynon comm. If I go this way, I won't need to install the "new" SL30 I recently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By schaplerrh
Contact Jan Bussell if your insurance company...

Contact Jan Bussell if your insurance company will ok RV6 time as time in type. I did my transition instruction with Jan before I picked up my RV7. Jan is located about 60-90 minutes south of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,408
Posted By schaplerrh
Alum is beautiful

Keep it polished. Yes it's more work but there's nothing so beautiful as polished alum. Besides, you can't fly all the time. And to borrow from the boating world, "there is nothing so wonderful as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Posted By schaplerrh
Tosten Grip in RV7?

I'd like to put Tosten Grips in my 7 but reading all the post re panel clearance I'd like to see some pics of what you have done to address this problem in a 7. Most of the posts concern RV10, but...
Forum: Propellers 06-01-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,344
Posted By schaplerrh
Prop speed

Check the pop control cable at the governor end. I recently encounter similar prop control issues and discovered that the metal sleeve on the prop control cable had separated permitting the cable to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By schaplerrh
Rudder

Pull the wheel pants and fairing and go flying. If she fly straight without need for rudder pedal then the problem is misaligned fairings and/ or wheel pants. I just went through this so I know of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,518
Posted By schaplerrh
Transistion

I second Jan Bussell. I spend a couple days with him enrote to pick up my “new” RV7 in AZ and flew it home to VA. Piloting your plane home for the first time is an unforgettable experience. I too...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By schaplerrh
Brandon, sent you a PM re RV-10 builder...

Brandon, sent you a PM re RV-10 builder assist.

Robert
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,620
Posted By schaplerrh
prop choice

I'm happy with the 2-bladed acro MT on my -7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By schaplerrh
Need graphic designer to help with RV7 paint scheme

I'm looking for a graphic designer to take my general ideas about what I want my plane to looking like and turn that into the design of my dreams. I want something that is simple, classic and...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-25-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By schaplerrh
The 650 keeps it simple. I did the 625 and added...

The 650 keeps it simple. I did the 625 and added a VAL for a second comm. Works fine but used panel space I now wish I had (for a G5 backup). Recommend you contact Jesse Saint.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By schaplerrh
What Paint to Use?

I've discovered some light surface rust on the landing gear legs that I can easily remove with light sanding (I tested one spot). Now what paint should I use on the bare metal? There are leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,289
Posted By schaplerrh
Dave, 1. I love my 7. 2. There is a recent VAF...

Dave,

1. I love my 7.
2. There is a recent VAF post re an estate 9 for sale. Looks nice from online pics.
3. PM me with price and details when you get closer to selling it. I'll never give up...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By schaplerrh
PCSing to DC

I hanger at KVKX; hangers frequently come available. A 7A just moved from here to Tipton; owner said newly built hangers there just opened. Don't know if Tipton info in correct, just what I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,864
Posted By schaplerrh
I'm happy with the used ICOM A6 I picked up here...

I'm happy with the used ICOM A6 I picked up here on VAFs. Limited range, but with the accessory jack and PPT you can plug it directly into my headset. Also like the compact size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,959
Posted By schaplerrh
She's BEAUTIFUL! You're so blessed. Thanks for...

She's BEAUTIFUL! You're so blessed. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,225
Posted By schaplerrh
cleaning engine/airframe

Two related Qs:

1. I've been thinking of using my pressure washed to clean the engine and accessories. Any known reason this shouldn't work on a completely cold engine? I realize I'll need to dial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,521
Posted By schaplerrh
John, just sent you a PM. Robert RV7

John, just sent you a PM.

Robert
RV7
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,213
Posted By schaplerrh
Too light for a boat anchor. Maybe target...

Too light for a boat anchor. Maybe target practice?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,306
Posted By schaplerrh
Is the engine just "missing" or is there also...

Is the engine just "missing" or is there also "popping" or "backfire" sound when you throttle back?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,204
Posted By schaplerrh
CONGRAT!!! Polish, don't paint. Lots of work...

CONGRAT!!! Polish, don't paint. Lots of work but will be an eye catcher at the $100 burger ramp -- especially to the non-flying dreamers dining at the local airport café wherever she takes you.
Forum: Interiors 01-26-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By schaplerrh
Looks like your basement floor.

Looks like your basement floor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,246
Posted By schaplerrh
Recommend front and center for the PIC. Good...

Recommend front and center for the PIC. Good line of sight. Easily to operate both EFIS. I love this set-up. Jesse Saint did the layout design and great install!

See before and after pics at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By schaplerrh
recent post recommending inexpensive caulk

I can't locate a recent thread that included recommendations for an inexpensive [silicone?] caulk available from home depot or lowes. Sorry I can't be more specific but would like to ID this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By schaplerrh
Do you have a ratchet belt? Removed same from...

Do you have a ratchet belt? Removed same from right side at her insistence but now can't secure passengers anywhere close to my belt for acro.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,369
Posted By schaplerrh
I like what you've done just as it is! Thanks.

I like what you've done just as it is! Thanks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-07-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,619
Posted By schaplerrh
Really wonderful! Thank you!!!

Really wonderful! Thank you!!!
Forum: ADS-B 11-10-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 32,647
Posted By schaplerrh
I placed my order this morning and was told to...

I placed my order this morning and was told to expect shipping by the end of the month.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By schaplerrh
I use the fuel drain; clamp to the body (not the...

I use the fuel drain; clamp to the body (not the movable part).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 423,698
Posted By schaplerrh
Love the bird, babe and vette. Not so much the...

Love the bird, babe and vette. Not so much the guy.��
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By schaplerrh
Thanks. I just submitted an online inquiry to...

Thanks. I just submitted an online inquiry to the company. I'm interested in learning more about your experience with this equipment, and its interface with your othe avionics and EFIS. Robert RV7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,955
Posted By schaplerrh
Looking for ADSB IN and Out recommendations

Now that NAVWORX has folded, what reasonably priced ADSB IN/OUT recommendations do you have? I installed the 600 EXP last year along with Garmin 625 WAAS and two AFS EFIS. What do you recommend I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,318
Posted By schaplerrh
I'm 6' 4" with a 36" sleeve length and find...

I'm 6' 4" with a 36" sleeve length and find manual flaps in an RV6 nearly impossible to use because my elbow hits the seat back before I can fully lift the flap handle. I like manual flap and manual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By schaplerrh
You must have some wicked thermals there to keep...

You must have some wicked thermals there to keep a -7 up for seven hours; to say nothing of your bladder. :)
Forum: Northeast 08-17-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,300
Posted By schaplerrh
I few my 7 to FL so Jesse could upgrade my panel...

I few my 7 to FL so Jesse could upgrade my panel to Glass. He did a great job for a very reasonable price. Plus I enjoyed meeting his wonderful family and great crew. Also a great reason to fly to...
Forum: Propellers 08-09-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By schaplerrh
You should see better climb performance because...

You should see better climb performance because of your wallet - and thus your aircraft - will be much lighter:)
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-08-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,522
Posted By schaplerrh
Hi Mark, Let me know if you're ever around VKX. ...

Hi Mark,

Let me know if you're ever around VKX. Maybe we can grab a $100 burger sometime; my treat.

Robert
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By schaplerrh
Jesse, I'm seeing excessively high EGT but normal...

Jesse, I'm seeing excessively high EGT but normal CHT on all four cylinders when I trying going LOP. Engine roughness hasn't been a problem while leaning at cruise -- may because temps climb so fast...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-14-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,334
Posted By schaplerrh
Unhappy Prop issue just grounded my -7. I hope to meet...

Prop issue just grounded my -7. I hope to meet you all at some later event.

Robert :(
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-11-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,334
Posted By schaplerrh
Plane's fueled. Looking forward to meeting...

Plane's fueled. Looking forward to meeting everyone Saturday.

Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By schaplerrh
I'm based at VKX. Very convenient and no big...

I'm based at VKX. Very convenient and no big deal. You seem to know about the online training and security vetting for special access to the "DC 3" so no surprise for you there. Check out the VKX...
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,786
Posted By schaplerrh
I have two EFIS mounted side-by side in front of...

I have two EFIS mounted side-by side in front of me, with two ADAHRS and a backup battery. This provides good redundancy. I use the left screen for flight and engine instruments; the right for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Posted By schaplerrh
Flytoboat, seems like a great reason for your...

Flytoboat, seems like a great reason for your friend to phone Jenny at Gallagher Aviation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,324
Posted By schaplerrh
It's probably answered somewhere in the string,...

It's probably answered somewhere in the string, or on the FAA web page, but let me just ask straight out: can you still get a 3rd class medical or has BasicMed killed it? I don't need the BS of...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,291
Posted By schaplerrh
Brian, I'm looking forward to hearing about...

Brian,

I'm looking forward to hearing about S&F; thought I might see you at VKX this weekend. Don't tell me you're already cloistered in your garage pounding rivets.

Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,779
Posted By schaplerrh
She's in great hands! Jesse upgraded my panel to...

She's in great hands! Jesse upgraded my panel to glass last year; couldn't be happier. he also lent me his car to get to the airport to catch my flight home, and put me up over night when I...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,359
Posted By schaplerrh
The standard tie down rings that came with my RV7...

The standard tie down rings that came with my RV7 (purchased from the builder already flying) are rusty. I'd like replace what I have but can't justify $25 a piece Cleveland tie down rings. Is VANs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,838
Posted By schaplerrh
I lived aboard sailboats up and down the east...

I lived aboard sailboats up and down the east coast for 15 years. In that time I tried several heater types; nothing beats a light bulb for safe baseline heating. It won't keep you warm but it will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By schaplerrh
I have one; no problems.

I have one; no problems.
Forum: Reviews 11-29-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,616
Posted By schaplerrh
Jesse/Rob: Beautiful panel!

Jesse/Rob: Beautiful panel!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,206
Posted By schaplerrh
Spelling is difficult but can be mastered through...

Spelling is difficult but can be mastered through tough thorough thought, though. [Copied from a coffee mug somewhere....]
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,831
Posted By schaplerrh
Before I pulled the trigger, I arranged for my...

Before I pulled the trigger, I arranged for my wife take a couple flights in a Citabria with another flight instructor so she could sample GA flying, a tandem, and basic acro. This was time and...
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