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Forum: Safety 09-13-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 59,410
Posted By Thermos
I have hangar space at KASH (Nashua NH, outside...

I have hangar space at KASH (Nashua NH, outside Boston) for a single RV if you want to get far, far away from the storm...lodging and eats close by, and I'll be happy to provide local transportation....
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,966
Posted By Thermos
Another satisfied customer!

Thanks Dominik, your pictures and process helped me too!

Dave
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By Thermos
FAA-certified GNSS boxes like the GNS-430 use...

FAA-certified GNSS boxes like the GNS-430 use only WAAS GPS, but it's possible that your iPad GPS mouse is using GLONASS and/or Galileo in addition to GPS. If that's the case, it's quite possible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,611
Posted By Thermos
Website down?

Hi Pat,

Looks like your phaviation.com website might be down? Requests to the server are timing out and I've tried from a couple of different computers and networks.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Thermos
Congratulations and thanks...

Thanks for the inspiration, Wesley! I'm on my 14th year as well and getting closer to flying every day.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,258
Posted By Thermos
I absolutely agree that spending too much...

I absolutely agree that spending too much heads-down in the panel isn’t a good thing, but in a busy environment I’d be throwing away a valuable SA resource if I didn’t judiciously use ADS-B. Unless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,258
Posted By Thermos
Talking OSH will still be non-rule airspace, ADS-B not...

OSH will still be non-rule airspace, ADS-B not required but must be operating if installed.

Seems to me that an arrival procedure that leverages ADS-B would be an SA benefit for pilots and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,258
Posted By Thermos
Thoughts after a couple of post-show beverages...

Maybe its time for the FAA to consider making ADS-B Out equpage mandatory for Airventure arrivals in 2020. It would make self-separation a helluva lot less stressful for those of us with ADS-B In...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Thermos
Gary, I don't really have a concern, it's more...

Gary,

I don't really have a concern, it's more of an interest item which is why I'm willing to post the question online - I was looking for experience such as yours.

If when the wings are on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Thermos
Flop tube longevity?

Hello all,

I'm getting ready to reattach the wings as I finish up my RV-7 project. I installed a flop tube in the left wing back in 2009 (yes, it's a slow build).

Do flop tubes have a life limit?...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-16-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By Thermos
Set points for Princeton capacitive converter?

It's time to buy senders/converters for my RV-7 with Vans' capacitive fuel probes to interface with my G3X Touch system. As of now I plan to use the ones from Princeton.

For those of you who went...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-08-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By Thermos
+1 for ForeFlight

CJ,

Build yourself a Stratux (http://stratux.me) as Steve suggests, costs around $150 for the parts on Amazon. You'll get GPS *and* dual-band ADS-B In. Doesn't work with Garmin Pilot, but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,349
Posted By Thermos
Thermos is in + 1, maybe +3. I'll have some yummy...

Thermos is in + 1, maybe +3. I'll have some yummy NEPAs to share!

We get to OSH somewhere around 1300L with a car and I'm happy to help out, Mike. Just let me know.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,290
Posted By Thermos
Got any fruity beer, Painless? (yes, I'm serious...

Got any fruity beer, Painless?

(yes, I'm serious :D)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,669
Posted By Thermos
+1 for LRU installation, especially the...

+1 for LRU installation, especially the GSU-25!

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By Thermos
Hi Chris, The KLN-89B isn't WAAS-capable so it's...

Hi Chris,

The KLN-89B isn't WAAS-capable so it's virtually certain that it won't meet the GPS accuracy and integrity requirements for ADS-B Out. As far as I know, Honeywell doesn't have an upgrade...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By Thermos
+1, right next to the 60a ANL fuse. HTH, Dave

+1, right next to the 60a ANL fuse.

HTH,

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By Thermos
I think the Dan Horton post you're looking for is...

I think the Dan Horton post you're looking for is this one -

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=461049
(http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=461049)
Unfortunately...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,700
Posted By Thermos
Steve/g3xpert, Is 10k a hard requirement for the...

Steve/g3xpert,

Is 10k a hard requirement for the pot value? I'm looking at using dual concentric pots for my dimmers and the only ones I can find come in much higher values, like 100k or...
Forum: Reviews 11-27-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Thermos
I'll add another recommendation for Bill. He...

I'll add another recommendation for Bill. He worked with me through several iterations of my panel and did a great job cutting it. You can't go wrong working with him!

Dave
Forum: Northeast 09-19-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By Thermos
Oct 7 Fall Foliage and Chili Fly-In at 1P1

Hello fellow RVers -

We're gonna cook up a pot of chili on the afternoon of Saturday, 7 October for a long-delayed fly-in at 1P1, Plymouth NH. Arrive whenever you want, food will be ready around...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-03-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,633
Posted By Thermos
I completely missed this thread, Carl - thanks...

I completely missed this thread, Carl - thanks for pointing it out and thanks for sharing your flutter/aeroelasticity knowledge!

Dave
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-02-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,633
Posted By Thermos
I've kept track of structures-related accidents...

I've kept track of structures-related accidents in RVs in general, but my focus is obviously on the -7.

There have been two other RV-7/7A tail separation accidents in recent memory that appear to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Thermos
I'm doing the same thing

John,

That's the engine/airframe setup I have as well, and for the most part the OP drawings have worked well for me. I used the OP locations for throttle, mixture and prop cables with no problems....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Thermos
Alex, Sam - Thanks, I've got some of each and...

Alex, Sam -

Thanks, I've got some of each and give them a try. Glad to hear that the epoxy stuck well over the cleaned area.

Best,

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Thermos
Not sure what you mean...?

Not sure what you mean...?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,613
Posted By Thermos
Getting oil drips out of an unfinished cowling

A question for VAF fiberglass experts -

I've been working on fitting my lower cowl, and it's been staying on the airplane for a few days at a time. I didn't notice a few, very slow, oil drips from...
Forum: Northeast 07-06-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Thermos
Hey Mike, What's the runway condition at...

Hey Mike,

What's the runway condition at Hawthorne?

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,871
Posted By Thermos
Call your elected representative...

I was in the same situation a few months ago. No one could tell me where my medical was at, except that it wasn't at Oklahoma City any more.

I called the FAA Regional Flight Surgeon's office and...
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Thermos
Adam, Check your PMs... Dave

Adam,

Check your PMs...

Dave
Forum: Northeast 06-15-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Thermos
Hi Adam, Where in NH are you? if you're anywhere...

Hi Adam,

Where in NH are you? if you're anywhere close to KASH, let me know...would be glad to have you over to the hangar for a beverage! Bob D is my tech counselor as well and his hangar is close...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,836
Posted By Thermos
You're welcome! Hoping for a first on-airplane...

You're welcome! Hoping for a first on-airplane engine run later this year, I'm looking forward to seeing how it runs.

I think my engine was one of the first that Tim did for an RV, or any E-AB...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-01-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,331
Posted By Thermos
Hi Gary, Any feedback from Garmin yet? I've got...

Hi Gary,

Any feedback from Garmin yet? I've got a G5 in my panel waiting to be flown and your experience has me interested - not concerned yet, just interested.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,704
Posted By Thermos
Another reason why I'm very happy to be insured...

Another reason why I'm very happy to be insured through NationAir...er...Gallagher!

:)

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By Thermos
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your help. With your assistance and some re-reading of Dan Horton's posts, I think I have a handle on prepping my fiberglass parts.



Bob, the Thermos (AKA me, that was my USAF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By Thermos
Temporary finish coat on fiberglass?

Hey all,

I'm starting finish work on my spinner, it's the first piece of fiberglass on which I've done any pinhole filling and painting.

I've seen a lot of pictures of RVs with gray paint, maybe...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,836
Posted By Thermos
Bought my engine from Unlimited Aero Engines

Flybipe,

I engaged Tim Hess at Unlimited to build a Superior XP-360 (IO-360-M1B equivalent) engine for my RV-7 project.

Tim came highly recommended by several A&Ps/IAs in the Boston area whom I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By Thermos
Try a Touch-n-Prep pen...

...no rinsing required! Not as cheap as a bit of Alodine 1201 but a lot easier to use, especially in a situation such as yours.

http://www.steinair.com/product/alodine-touch-n-prep-pen/

Stein has...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 25,187
Posted By Thermos
GMU-11 redundancy for failed GMU-22

Brian, G3expert folks -

I've already made provisions for a GMU-22 in my RV-7. With a G3X Touch/G5 combination, it's the only non-redundant component in my primary flight display avionics. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,193
Posted By Thermos
Outstanding stuff, Rob! I've been putting off the...

Outstanding stuff, Rob! I've been putting off the same task because I just didn't know how to get started and between your and Dan's post, I think I'm good to go.

One question...what did you use to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,992
Posted By Thermos
Mike, I went through the same trades and...

Mike,

I went through the same trades and couldn't find any low-loss coax that wasn't expensive, thick, inflexible and/or readily available. So, I stayed with RG-400 and placed the antenna just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 74,764
Posted By Thermos
Well, here's hoping Garmin gives it a try!

Well, here's hoping Garmin gives it a try!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-16-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 74,764
Posted By Thermos
Perhaps it is, but when I asked Brad at Emag...

Perhaps it is, but when I asked Brad at Emag about this capability he seemed willing to give information to Garmin (or other EFIS builders) to have a go at some sort of interface. Emag's EICAD...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 74,764
Posted By Thermos
How about the ability for the G3x Touch to listen...

How about the ability for the G3x Touch to listen to and display Emag/Pmag serial data? I doubt I'm the first person to ask for this, but I can't find it mentioned anywhere else in the thread or on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,553
Posted By Thermos
Pics of hangers on Vetterman trombone exhaust installations

For fellow builders installing Vetterman dual-muffler trombone exhausts, would any of you share pictures of your exhaust hanger installation? I'm most interested in RV-7 installations, but pics of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,894
Posted By Thermos
CHT probe placement?

Anybody have any pictures or advice on CHT probe placement on the trombone exhaust? I'm trying to avoid drilling on the pipe bends, but that may be tough to do.

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Thermos
Thanks Michael...that's what I was considering...

Thanks Michael...that's what I was considering also. I definitely want to avoid an AN elbow fitting on the pump inlet, hopefully there are no fuel-flow disturbance issues with a 90 degree full-flow...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By Thermos
Low points in firewall-forward fuel lines

A question for the group -

I'm making measurements for a firewall-forward fuel line order from TS Flightlines, for an IO-360-M1B on my RV-7. The most practical way to run the firewall-to-fuel pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Thermos
Come on up to ASH...

...and you're welcome to use my riveting tools - compressor, squeezer, guns, etc.

PM me and I'll send you my contact info.

Dave
Forum: COMM 10-17-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,833
Posted By Thermos
Got a ham radio friend?

You might try to find a local ham with an antenna analyzer that covers UHF (like this one...
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,298
Posted By Thermos
Works great, thanks Steve! Dave

Works great, thanks Steve!

Dave
Forum: ADS-B 10-11-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,298
Posted By Thermos
Team X, Ditto on the installation manual...I'm...

Team X,

Ditto on the installation manual...I'm at the point where I need to install structure under my panel to accommodate this box. Just tried the link on Garmin's GTX45R webpage, it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By Thermos
Roger, I'm finishing my RV-7 at Nashua, NH...

Roger,

I'm finishing my RV-7 at Nashua, NH (KASH), just north of Boston. I can't offer you a ride yet, but I'm always happy to host visitors if you want a (non-flying) RV fix.

If you're staying...
Forum: Northeast 09-20-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By Thermos
1P1 chili fly-in canceled...

Hello friends,

Due to circumstances beyond our control, were forced to cancel the chili fly-in at 1P1 on 1 October. Its unlikely well be able to reschedule this fall, so we hope to catch up with...
Forum: Northeast 09-14-2016, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By Thermos
That's great David, we'll have a lot of...

That's great David, we'll have a lot of chili!

Dave
Forum: Northeast 09-07-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By Thermos
Mike, I don't think anybody else has at our...

Mike,

I don't think anybody else has at our fly-ins, but somebody who's flown in there should chime in.

Dave
Forum: Northeast 09-07-2016, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,557
Posted By Thermos
1 Oct chili fly-in at 1P1, Plymouth NH

Hello fellow RVers,

We're gonna cook up a pot of chili on the afternoon of Saturday, 1 October for a long-delayed fly-in at 1P1, Plymouth NH (http://www.airnav.com/airport/1P1). Arrive whenever you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-23-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By Thermos
Alfio, all - I live VERY close to Hanscom so if...

Alfio, all -

I live VERY close to Hanscom so if you're planning to land there and need a lift to a T station or somewhere downtown, don't hesitate to get in touch with me - dave at mightyrv dot com....
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,298
Posted By Thermos
Essentially you're getting a GTX-23ES and a...

Essentially you're getting a GTX-23ES and a GDL-39 in one unit. So...you'll have ADS-B Out on 1090, and ADS-B In on 1090 *and* UAT all in the same box.

Might be a little more expensive, but it'll...
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,298
Posted By Thermos
I was on the very verge of writing a check for my...

I was on the very verge of writing a check for my avionics, I'm glad I waited!

Brian and Team X, how does the GTX 45R compare size-wise to the GTX 23ES? I didn't see an updated install manual on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,281
Posted By Thermos
The Lycoming document states "lubricate threads...

The Lycoming document states "lubricate threads unless otherwise specified." I know that anti-seize/lubricant is used on exhaust studs/nuts, but what about other studs/nuts, like the governor and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 29,227
Posted By Thermos
The FAA, especially Flight Standards, is very...

The FAA, especially Flight Standards, is very sensitive to pressure from above -

https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/consistency_standardization/

Having seen the FAA from...
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