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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,530
Posted By dougweil
Hans... our local RV guru Tom Berge saw your...

Hans... our local RV guru Tom Berge saw your issue and he has some ideas. He asked that I post his contact info so you could drop him an email directly if you like. His email is: ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-08-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,054
Posted By dougweil
I'm sure you feel relieved!!!!!!

I'm sure you feel relieved!!!!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,341
Posted By dougweil
Stein Air tour - part 2

Part 2 - continued....



Stein explaining the challenges of a small business finding the right airport to expand. Faribault fit the bill after considering several other airports south of the Twin...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,054
Posted By dougweil
Stein Air tour - part 1

Hi all:

This past Saturday the Twin Cities RV Builders held our spring meeting at Stein Air's new facility at the Faribault, Minnesota airport.

Most of us local RV builders have "grown up" with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-11-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By dougweil
Check to be sure that you do not have a missing...

Check to be sure that you do not have a missing insert in a fuel injection nozzle. Will make one cylinder run excessively rich. Ask me how I know!!!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,901
Posted By dougweil
I have 730 hours on my Aerosport IO-375 and it...

I have 730 hours on my Aerosport IO-375 and it has been flawless. Running dual Lightspeed EI systems I average around 8.3 gph. I was attracted to the engine after a lengthy discussion with Bart...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,244
Posted By dougweil
Here's an old short article I wrote for the...

Here's an old short article I wrote for the RVator's Log (March 2014):

A very common issue with the Filtered Air Box mounting is cracking of the mounting plate, which often happens at the first...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-11-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,128
Posted By dougweil
Looks better every time I see it!!!!

Looks better every time I see it!!!!
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By dougweil
Good job Pete.. That’s what those RVs are for!!

Good job Pete..
That’s what those RVs are for!!
Forum: Interiors 08-14-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By dougweil
Just a quick comment. My Classic Aero interior...

Just a quick comment. My Classic Aero interior now has almost 700 hours on it and the ultra leather upholstery looks brand new. Personally I consider it far superior to leather in appearance and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,634
Posted By dougweil
One of the best places on the planet. Even...

One of the best places on the planet. Even better arriving by RV!!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-04-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,000
Posted By dougweil
Pete... you always come up with great trips. ...

Pete... you always come up with great trips. Here I am stuck at home watching the nasty thunderstorms go through.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,563
Posted By dougweil
I bought the new iPad with the improved display...

I bought the new iPad with the improved display when they first came out. I was always dissatisfied with the iPad’s display in my -7 as it was just not bright enough. The new one is great and it is...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-20-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,625
Posted By dougweil
Hello all: The Cape Coral, FL News-Press has...

Hello all:

The Cape Coral, FL News-Press has just published a great tribune to Tom. Here is the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,059
Posted By dougweil
On both my RV-4 and RV-7 I have used Citabria...

On both my RV-4 and RV-7 I have used Citabria tailwheel springs. I have the chain length set so they are "just" tight (or no slack). I do replace those cheap tailwheels every couple years as I...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-17-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,625
Posted By dougweil
Hello all, I’d like to add my comments to the...

Hello all,

I’d like to add my comments to the passing of Tom Irlbeck. He was one of the mainstays of the Twin Cities RV Builders group. I had known Tom for over 25 years. I gave him his BFRs for...
Forum: Midwest 03-19-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,641
Posted By dougweil
This is why we spend thousands of hours and...

This is why we spend thousands of hours and multiple thousands of dollars to build our RVs........ Chicago deep dish!!!!!!
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,224
Posted By dougweil
ForeFlight offers traffic alerts that work very...

ForeFlight offers traffic alerts that work very well. I have a Garmin GMA 245 audio panel which receives Bluetooth data. The ForeFlight traffic alerts on my iPad transmit to the audio panel which...
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By dougweil
Mine is coming up on three years old and other...

Mine is coming up on three years old and other than one software upgrade, it has been perfectly fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,675
Posted By dougweil
I had an interesting experience regarding this...

I had an interesting experience regarding this topic with my RV-7. You can read it on the Twin Cities RV Builders website:

http://www.mnwing.org/building-tips/twitchy-ailerons/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By dougweil
There is a software issue with the G5 which can...

There is a software issue with the G5 which can cause it to trip off ship’s power and revert to internal power. Be sure you have the latest software upgrade installed. I had that issue with mine...
Forum: Midwest 11-25-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,665
Posted By dougweil
Great job Pete!

Great job Pete!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,539
Posted By dougweil
Hello Ed, The Twin Cities RV guys are...

Hello Ed,

The Twin Cities RV guys are tentatively planning a one day eclipse watching trip. There are several possibilities down in Nebraska and I hope to coordinate it as we get closer. Your map...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,378
Posted By dougweil
Hello Doug, You must be brimming with pride! ...

Hello Doug,

You must be brimming with pride! Congrats to Audrey. You are our future!! Best wishes!!
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-13-2017, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By dougweil
Glad everything worked out for you at RST. I...

Glad everything worked out for you at RST. I know Ronn and he will bend over backwards to help out a fellow RV flyer. I have visited RST many times to visit my son and daughter-in-law. I only once...
Forum: Midwest 05-19-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,700
Posted By dougweil
Great!!!!!!!!

Great!!!!!!!!
Forum: Midwest 05-18-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,700
Posted By dougweil
Contact Ronn Den Ouden, rdenouden@hotmail.com,...

Contact Ronn Den Ouden, rdenouden@hotmail.com, cell 507-269-7315. He is an airline pilot who owns a RV-8 and is also a member of our builders group. He can probably come up with a better option. I...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-14-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By dougweil
Just talked with Signature and they said $40 a...

Just talked with Signature and they said $40 a night.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-14-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By dougweil
Hmm... that's quite a bit more reasonable. I...

Hmm... that's quite a bit more reasonable. I just sent them an email.

Thanks!!!!!!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-14-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By dougweil
Hangar space at Santa Fe

Hi all,

We are planning a 6 night stay at SAF in mid-June. We'd like to get our-7 inside for that time frame. The folks at Jet Center seem great although daily hangar rates are a little steep ($86...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,756
Posted By dougweil
Hello Doug, Like the other 10,000 plus RV'ers...

Hello Doug,

Like the other 10,000 plus RV'ers out there, not a morning goes by that I don't log on and see what's happening in the RV world. I continue to marvel at the wealth of information,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,888
Posted By dougweil
I did not paint my tank screws on my RV-7. They...

I did not paint my tank screws on my RV-7. They were painted in screws on my old RV-4 and I had to remove a tank to replace the sending unit. The beautiful paint job wasn't quite so beautful after...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 163,132
Posted By dougweil
What a great story Scott. I enjoyed every word!!

What a great story Scott. I enjoyed every word!!
Forum: Midwest 09-05-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,916
Posted By dougweil
I have know Lyle for many years going back to his...

I have know Lyle for many years going back to his first RV-6 and his RV-4 which looked like the present day RV-8. All have been award winners. I can only dream of having Lyle's building skill!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-19-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 163,132
Posted By dougweil
What a totally amazing travelog Scott! I love...

What a totally amazing travelog Scott! I love every word.

God Bless!!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,346
Posted By dougweil
Another great write up Pete. You and Andi have...

Another great write up Pete. You and Andi have the best adventures in your -9A!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,257
Posted By dougweil
Pete has SOOO much fun in his -9A!!!

Pete has SOOO much fun in his -9A!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,701
Posted By dougweil
It is Jerry... I'm so dumb... On the way to the...

It is Jerry... I'm so dumb... On the way to the hangar to fix it today!!!

PS... glad to see everyone is so observant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,701
Posted By dougweil
Thanks for the safety wire suggestion Jon. Me...

Thanks for the safety wire suggestion Jon. Me and safety wire never get along!! I'll correct it next time I have the cowling off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,701
Posted By dougweil
Silver Hawk fuel injection servo "gotcha"

My RV-7 has been a great machine over the last 4 years. 99.9% of the 450 hours thus logged have been pretty much trouble free. But here’s a short story of a “gotcha” that popped up recently. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,570
Posted By dougweil
Yes, RVs have outstanding aileron response. ...

Yes, RVs have outstanding aileron response. However, it's worthwhile to be sure the ailerons were built correctly. Here is an article about my experience with my...
Forum: Midwest 02-26-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,666
Posted By dougweil
Yes, Craig, we have a great group of RV folks in...

Yes, Craig, we have a great group of RV folks in this area. My son and his wife live in RST and we get there quite often. I'd be happy to fill you in on our activities!!!
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,887
Posted By dougweil
David, I installed this system in my -7 last...

David,

I installed this system in my -7 last spring (also purchase from Walt Aronow). I have it interfacing my AFS EFIS boxes and a Garmin GTX-327. It does require from wiring but workable with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-16-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,984
Posted By dougweil
Pete... You are always one step ahead of us in...

Pete... You are always one step ahead of us in finding someplace different to visit!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,187
Posted By dougweil
Bob, I had the very same problem a year ago with...

Bob,

I had the very same problem a year ago with my -7. I too have a Whelen system with a single power supply. The issue was the power wire going into the Molex connector at the power supply. It...
Forum: Safety 09-11-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,604
Posted By dougweil
Chuck, I was inspired by your story and bought...

Chuck,

I was inspired by your story and bought your book which I just finished yesterday. It's a great read and should be mandatory for all RV pilots. More than just an "aviation" book, it is a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,555
Posted By dougweil
A great story Bob as I usually expect from you. ...

A great story Bob as I usually expect from you. Thanks for writing!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-24-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,990
Posted By dougweil
Got to get up there. Sounds like a great tour!

Got to get up there. Sounds like a great tour!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,654
Posted By dougweil
What a great trip Dave. I have a couple more...

What a great trip Dave. I have a couple more bucket trips on the list that I'd like to make in the future. Glad you are enjoying the RV-10!!!
Forum: COMM 08-09-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,343
Posted By dougweil
Installed the 4A fuse today following your...

Installed the 4A fuse today following your instructions Ray. Mission accomplished and everything works fine. Thanks Ray and Steve at Garmin! Saved me $225!
Forum: COMM 07-30-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,343
Posted By dougweil
Thanks Ray for the great tips. I'll let you know...

Thanks Ray for the great tips. I'll let you know how it comes out.
Forum: COMM 07-30-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,343
Posted By dougweil
BTW, I've had just great response from Steve at...

BTW, I've had just great response from Steve at Garmin regarding this issue. The newer GMA240s have a 4A internal fuse and a 1A recommended external fuse. So I have some 4A fuses coming from...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,343
Posted By dougweil
Good advice Ray. DigiKey has the small fuses and...

Good advice Ray. DigiKey has the small fuses and with a steady hand on the soldering iron, I think I can replace it. At least I am flying for the moment and I'll take your advice and see if I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By dougweil
Alex... You might contact Mike Hilger. He works...

Alex... You might contact Mike Hilger. He works for Stein.
Forum: COMM 07-27-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,343
Posted By dougweil
I see this is an "old" thread but I just went...

I see this is an "old" thread but I just went through a similar situation with my GMA 240. It is 4 years old with 395 trouble free hours. For no apparent reason today it quit (been using Bose X...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-27-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,260
Posted By dougweil
Hi Kate, So great to see you on VAF. And just...

Hi Kate,

So great to see you on VAF. And just think.... we still all remember you as a little toddler!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,085
Posted By dougweil
Hey Chris, I figured you were getting close. ...

Hey Chris,

I figured you were getting close. Keep me in the loop. We need to celebrate a first flight soon!

Doug
Forum: GPS 11-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,579
Posted By dougweil
When making an LNAV approach using the 430W, my...

When making an LNAV approach using the 430W, my understanding is that whenever an approach slope angle is shown on the plan view, the 430W will display LNAV+V on the instrument and generate an...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-16-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,347
Posted By dougweil
Great pics Pete as usual!!!!!

Great pics Pete as usual!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 111,964
Posted By dougweil
Need to add my intrepid first officer and wife...

Need to add my intrepid first officer and wife Jean..... at Mackinac Island a couple years ago:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a229/dougweil/Mackinac.jpg...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-06-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 22,854
Posted By dougweil
Doug.... Our sincere condolences and prayers from...

Doug.... Our sincere condolences and prayers from all of us here in Twin Cities RV Builders Group.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,831
Posted By dougweil
Yes, John... Try a little more squeezing and you...

Yes, John... Try a little more squeezing and you likely will solve your issue.
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