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Forum: Southeast Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Raymo
Mitch, Dennis has his back but he is out of town...

Mitch,

Dennis has his back but he is out of town for the next couple days. Since you'll be flying south, you might want to stop in FL and have Jesse Saint get it done. He could also take a look at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Raymo
Lots of good articles on AvWeb by John Deakin...

Lots of good articles on AvWeb by John Deakin (https://www.avweb.com/news/pelican/182146-1.html), as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Raymo
If I recall, Slick recommends a 100 hour timing...

If I recall, Slick recommends a 100 hour timing check and 2 degrees as the max amount of timing shift you should see with each check. As Jesse mentioned, they wear internally and some shift is normal...
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,458
Posted By Raymo
I agree with those that suggest keeping your...

I agree with those that suggest keeping your options open for a 6/7/9 but would add the 8 as well, unless you must have side-by-side. They all fly about the same but landings are a bit different. It...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Raymo
I believe this is a cable like the mixture...

I believe this is a cable like the mixture (vernier), which has rubber boots to keep dirt/dust out. They are easily removed once the rod end has been removed. You can then remove the two nuts that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By Raymo
I use a Fluke with auto-range but it can be...

I use a Fluke with auto-range but it can be disabled. I usually see plugs reading 1.2k to 1.9k Ohms. Above that, to me, is a concern. I know they are supposed to be good up to 5k Ohms.

That said,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Raymo
I have only seen them with an UP stop, since that...

I have only seen them with an UP stop, since that switch is typically not momentary.

There is an example on the PH Aviation website (http://www.phaviation.com/?page_id=26) (also a forum sponsor).
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-06-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,165
Posted By Raymo
The leg stiffeners are optional. I found they are...

The leg stiffeners are optional. I found they are not needed on my -7A.

YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By Raymo
I just installed a sump heater...

I just installed a sump heater (https://www.amazon.com/Kats-24150-Watt-Universal-Heater/dp/B000I8TQD6/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1512506357&sr=1-1&keywords=Kat%27s+Universal+Hot+Pad+Heater)...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-05-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Raymo
Call Don at AFP. He can overhaul your Bendix...

Call Don at AFP. He can overhaul your Bendix servo along with doing the flow test, which you can't do, and provide all the parts required to get you going.

Don George, in Orlando FL can OH your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Raymo
At 17 years, I'd suggest it is time to OH the...

At 17 years, I'd suggest it is time to OH the carb but would not rule out some other components that are involved, like mags, wires and plugs.

Take-off power at sea level is typically full rich. You...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,789
Posted By Raymo
I gained some avionics skills in the 90s that I...

I gained some avionics skills in the 90s that I put into use helping others while I was building at another airport. Now that I have moved my finished plane, I've had to start acquiring 2 sets of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-01-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Raymo
If you haven't already, consider the Anti-Splat...

If you haven't already, consider the Anti-Splat nose wheel bearing mod. They also sell a nice digital spring scale for measuring break-out force.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Raymo
Builder logs are optional and usually done to...

Builder logs are optional and usually done to prove to the FAA that you qualify to apply for the repairman's certificate.

My -7A had a very nice build log when I purchased the half done kit. Since I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-30-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,275
Posted By Raymo
Mags were replaced with electronic ignition.

Mags were replaced with electronic ignition.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-30-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Raymo
Lots of differences but I believe the biggest is...

Lots of differences but I believe the biggest is the MGW due to different spars and other improvements.

RV-6 = 1600 lbs
RV-7 = 1800 lbs

Max fuel:
-7 = 42
-6 = 38

-7s sell quickly for a premium...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Raymo
Using the James long cowl required a 4" extension...

Using the James long cowl required a 4" extension from Saber, who also supplied the bolts. This extension does not require super long bolts. The extension bolts to the flange and the prop to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Raymo
I bought the RV Bits intersection fairings and...

I bought the RV Bits intersection fairings and they fit fine. My hangar mate with a -6 installed new Vans gear and intersection fairings. I think they fit better than mine and appear to be more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,928
Posted By Raymo
My -7A did the same when starting in cold PA...

My -7A did the same when starting in cold PA weather last week. Started, quit, started, quit. I had to leave the boost pump on to get it to stay running the 3rd time. Once warmed up, all was fine and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Raymo
Stein has a good video on this...

Stein has a good video on this topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxQqK9t7f9M
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,275
Posted By Raymo
He swapped mags for electronic ignition. It has...

He swapped mags for electronic ignition. It has all changed.

I also suspect it is a lifter problem, based on the information provided. How is the oil pressure looking during the test? Try a thicker...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-28-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Raymo
I'm on the fence as well for the SA charts but...

I'm on the fence as well for the SA charts but not yet instrument rated (me or the airplane) so I'll probably hold off with hopes that Dynon will eventually support a different company with better...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-28-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Raymo
Free for 10 days. Lots of IAs use this but it's...

Free for 10 days. Lots of IAs use this but it's not cheap.

AD Toolbox (https://www.airworthinessdirectives.com/)
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By Raymo
The PTT is simply closing a connection to ground,...

The PTT is simply closing a connection to ground, telling your radio to transmit.

Try turning off all electronics except one radio. If that is clear, turn on one item at a time until you determine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By Raymo
Sounds like the cylinders (rings) are broken in...

Sounds like the cylinders (rings) are broken in but the rest of the engine may still be in progress. I would suggest (based on MFG recommendations) you stick with mineral oil for the first 25 hours....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,648
Posted By Raymo
I was about to build one of these. Shut up and...

I was about to build one of these. Shut up and take my money! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Raymo
IMO, the faster you can get the engine oil to 180...

IMO, the faster you can get the engine oil to 180 degrees, the better. Even in the summer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-16-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By Raymo
Have you checked for continuity the shield and...

Have you checked for continuity the shield and each wire?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-16-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Raymo
The only benefit I see for parallel (have never...

The only benefit I see for parallel (have never seen one installed) would be if the mechanical pump diaphragm were leaking and dumping fuel out the drain, resulting in a higher fuel flow than you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,409
Posted By Raymo
I found a mid-time O-360-A4M (solid crank) on BS...

I found a mid-time O-360-A4M (solid crank) on BS for $8k + $500 shipping from a 2002 Piper Archer that was in an AZ flight school and flew around 100 hrs a month. The plane was destroyed in a wind...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By Raymo
Are the magnetometer wires running near other...

Are the magnetometer wires running near other wires (e.g. heated pitot) that might be inducing a magnetic field?
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,525
Posted By Raymo
Fixed wing aircraft air-to-air is...

Fixed wing aircraft air-to-air is 122.750

https://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?aid=7758
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,475
Posted By Raymo
Check out Allan's video...

Check out Allan's video (https://antisplataero.com/products/almost-a-rv14-seat-mod) at the bottom of the product page.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,475
Posted By Raymo
Either will give you the RV grin. If you opt for...

Either will give you the RV grin. If you opt for the -7, build it with the Anti-Splat Almost -14 mod for more seat back room.

I'm 5'8" and 205 but have friends that want to fly that are well over...
Forum: ADS-B 11-13-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By Raymo
I have a copy I can send you, along with the...

I have a copy I can send you, along with the instructions.

Garmin allows A&Ps to install the 335 but require a dealer to install the 345.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,251
Posted By Raymo
I believe Nigel took his -8 up to 28k or so....

I believe Nigel took his -8 up to 28k or so.

Thread link (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=132597)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Raymo
I have the Airflow Performance FM150 with about 2...

I have the Airflow Performance FM150 with about 2 inches of clearance. I had to cut a little off the front of the SJ filter housing to get this much, which works well with the A model 3 blade Catto...
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Raymo
According to the installation manual, it depends...

According to the installation manual, it depends on the connection of pin 59 (PWR CONFIG).

From the manual:

The PWR CONFIG input sets the remote on/off feature. This is connected to ground for a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By Raymo
Good catch, Bob. Thanks.

Good catch, Bob. Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By Raymo
One of the least expensive solutions for IFR...

One of the least expensive solutions for IFR capability is the SL30.

If you want to get to GPS approaches, the GNC 300XL will do the job for non-precision approaches. There are some threads on the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-07-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Raymo
Sam would know that information. Catto gets the...

Sam would know that information. Catto gets the hardware from him and can also source the extension with your order.
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-07-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Raymo
Call Sam at Saber MFG (http://www.sabermfg.com/)....

Call Sam at Saber MFG (http://www.sabermfg.com/). He'll set you up with the correct extension, bolts, etc.
Forum: Florida (Central) 11-07-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By Raymo
I think a -7 with the Anti-Splat Almost -14 mod...

I think a -7 with the Anti-Splat Almost -14 mod and rudder peddles mounted all the way forward would be a fine fit.

I plan to install the Almost -14 mod in my -7A for taller passengers.
Forum: COMM 11-07-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Raymo
Mine are the newer version, wired per...

Mine are the newer version, wired per instructions but I wanted a little more reflection from the lights so I applied aluminum tape on the entire surface under the wingtip lens. This might also help...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,431
Posted By Raymo
I purchased my kit from the original builder in,...

I purchased my kit from the original builder in, essentially, quick build state with no finishing kit, engine or avionics. It was finished in just over 2 years of weekends, holidays and vacation...
Forum: Southeast 11-06-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,618
Posted By Raymo
I'd forgotten my son's birthday is this week and...

I'd forgotten my son's birthday is this week and he wants to have friends over this Saturday so I won't be able to make it.

If anyone has an open seat, Tom may be be looking.
Forum: ADS-B 11-03-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Raymo
UAT on 978 is only supported in the US, as far as...

UAT on 978 is only supported in the US, as far as I know. I don't believe the Bahamas has a requirement, at this time.
Forum: Southeast 11-03-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,618
Posted By Raymo
I'm in with Tom from TSFlightLines (aka Hoser) :D

I'm in with Tom from TSFlightLines (aka Hoser) :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-02-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,165
Posted By Raymo
You are about where I was 2 years ago. I built...

You are about where I was 2 years ago. I built almost every weekend and vacation day available. First flight was 27 January this year and I still have a large list of things to get done, as Smoky...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By Raymo
Assuming you have the -7 nose wheel fork, the...

Assuming you have the -7 nose wheel fork, the following are the pant brackets.

U-713C-L NOSE WHEEL PANT BRCKT $17.00
U-713C-R NOSE WHEEL PANT BRCKT $17.00

You'll also need...
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Raymo
AFS is owned by Dynon and both systems can use...

AFS is owned by Dynon and both systems can use the Trig TT-22 (remote) transponder. Add the Dynon ADS-B GPS-2020 antenna and you are set for OUT for less than $600. Lots of portable, low cost units...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Raymo
Any decent label maker...

Any decent label maker (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013DG2FNW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) would suffice.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,759
Posted By Raymo
Build or buy a Vans RV and get rid of that spam...

Build or buy a Vans RV and get rid of that spam can Cherokee!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Raymo
Looks to be a bit over 1/4" or .3" with the...

Looks to be a bit over 1/4" or .3" with the sheathing.

EDIT: I believe I purchased the 1/4" eyeballs and had to ream them out a bit for fit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Raymo
I used Sika with no clips on the my -7A...

I used Sika with no clips on the my -7A windshield. The day after it cured, one side popped loose at the bottom of the fuselage just fwd of the roll bar so I installed two clips on each side with a...
Forum: Rocket 10-30-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Raymo
I also have the 3-4 coil loop in the wing root on...

I also have the 3-4 coil loop in the wing root on my -7A with no issues. A typical can of car wax is the perfect size for wrapping the tubing into the correct size loop.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By Raymo
The two sites below should help. Yes, the A1A...

The two sites below should help.

Yes, the A1A can accept a CS or FP prop.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_O-320
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lycoming_O-360_variants

EDIT: Looks...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By Raymo
Yes, the Mil-Spec are expensive, but they also...

Yes, the Mil-Spec are expensive, but they also use the same style pins (gold plating) as the D-Sub, which are relatively inexpensive and widely used. The tools to install/remove the pins are also...
Forum: ADS-B 10-26-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Raymo
My IN antenna...

My IN antenna (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/monopole11-13561.php?recfer=5242) is mounted just forward of the left gear mount on my -7A. The transponder antenna is opposite on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Raymo
If done per plans (-7), those are AN507-6R8...

If done per plans (-7), those are AN507-6R8 screws with stainless tinnerman washers (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/stainlesswashers.php?recfer=7615) (not per plans but often used).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Raymo
There was another thread (Canada related) on this...

There was another thread (Canada related) on this a while back and, if I recall, it came down to the person inspecting your plane. Some installed an old style compass just in case the inspector...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By Raymo
When you key the mic (PTT), you are making a...

When you key the mic (PTT), you are making a connection to ground via the PTT switch, which tells the radio you want to transmit.

I agree that this is likely an issue with grounding of your MP gauge...
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