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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By PilotjohnS
just me

My wife tells me I am a small child,, still.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By PilotjohnS
REI

I got mine from REI; bike chain lube. works great
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By PilotjohnS
Following

I am following this thread with interest. I plan to start this part of build within a few weeks. Keep those ideas coming, I am soaking it all up!!! And thank you in advance.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By PilotjohnS
Clecos

I am using their clecos for my entire built. 150% satisfied with them.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,907
Posted By PilotjohnS
My take

There is a reason why most panels now have 2 10” displays and a G5. Remember the G5 uses different software to avoid a software problem taking down all navigation.

Just my opinion but I dont see a...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By PilotjohnS
Proseal fuse top skins?

I am about to install the top fuselage skins from canopy to the tail. Would y’all recommend I proseal the joint between the two top skins to keep water out?
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-04-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 132,970
Posted By PilotjohnS
Why wait?

I picked my lights up from osh 2019. I put them together last week. There is a thermal adhesive used for the landing lights The tube in my kit was getting hard, but there was still plenty left to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,123
Posted By PilotjohnS
You are number 3

Just after my solo, I was coming to my local airport. This place was always busy with straight ins and trainers in the pattern. So tower told me I was number three. So I looked down, one Cessna had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,411
Posted By PilotjohnS
Congrats

Congratulations on 13 years.
Could not have done it without you. No seriously.
Without this site, I would be covered in wood dust and fabric.
Thanks for all.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-03-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By PilotjohnS
waiting to hear

I am waiting to hear from Steinair, Cleveland and Vans.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-02-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By PilotjohnS
Covid supply chain Disruption

So I plan to buy my firewall forward, elt, and instruments this year 2020. With the worlds supply chain in crisis what should I buy now to avoid it not being available in 6 months?
I was thinking...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-30-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 55,662
Posted By PilotjohnS
more cow bell

Walt,
You said add more service loop.
Would you support that larger loop with a pan pole or let it flop around?

I have enough to mate and de-mate, without worrying about it flopping around.

Thanks...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-29-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,133
Posted By PilotjohnS
Thanks

Thanks for that info. I just got done wiring up the pitch ap servo and was scared i missed something.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By PilotjohnS
Good Idea

Since I plan to use an vacuum pad alternator, this is a good idea. Thanks for sharing. Now I need to find a place to put it on the firewall!!!
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-29-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,133
Posted By PilotjohnS
Rs232 to roll servo

I was wondering if the rs232 Needs to connected to the roll servo in addition to the canbus connection?
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-28-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 55,662
Posted By PilotjohnS
Tail Wiring

So I am trying real hard to get the turtle deck on the tail. But first I decided I would install the wiring to the tail and the ELT mount; basically as much as I could before covering up the tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By PilotjohnS
Osh 2020

Ya hoo!! Weeee
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By PilotjohnS
Front page news (Audrey Reeves engaged)

Congrats to Audrey.

It is not too early to start building her a wedding gift
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,875
Posted By PilotjohnS
Directional stiffness

It seems to me that one would want the stiffness in the fore and aft direction, but not in the side to side direction. So would it be possible to lay some carbon fiber in the seam of the wood...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-21-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By PilotjohnS
wiring rethink

So I guess it is time to rethink the wire size from the alternator to the battery. How many amps should the wire and shunt and contactor be rated for?
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By PilotjohnS
Just me

Before closing the tanks, I wish I would have put an second fuel level float sender in each outboard end cap. With one on the inboard rib cap and one on the outboard rib cap, the modern avionics...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By PilotjohnS
backup

Backup to GNX375? yes I am running a VOR in one of the com/nav radio.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 663
Posted By PilotjohnS
RV7/9 Subpanel Layout- Garmin

Hi all,
i am looking at my subpanel layout for my RV9 and want to know what everyone thinks.

My equipment not on the panel is all Garmin:
G3X displays (GDU 430)
GNX 375 GPS/ xpnder
GNC 255 Com1 /...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-15-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By PilotjohnS
Yup

JR kit is not cheap, but the Daniels tool is almost twice, for just the tool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,147
Posted By PilotjohnS
Master

So I Understand the argument for an Avionics master. But with an all glass panel, it seems to me the main master has become the de facto avionics master. Maybe instead of an avionics master, we just...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-13-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By PilotjohnS
Japanese copy

I just bought a JR copy set off Amazon. Complete set, really nice, and with a case. FWIW
Forum: California 03-13-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By PilotjohnS
Recon Mission

I think we need a recon mission. And I think we should send Vlad there. He knows how to land any almost anything. I cant imagine this runway is worse than some of the stuff he has landed on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,147
Posted By PilotjohnS
My opinion

My opinion is to leave the G5 where it is. If you have ever seen a G5 in real life, I think there is a lot of info in a tight spot. In addition, I will be using it only for a back up. If I am relying...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By PilotjohnS
I stand on the shoulders of others

I have taken the advice of others and will fit the wings at the airport. I cant see trying to mickey mouse it in my garage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,147
Posted By PilotjohnS
Avionics Master

I am not sure about the avionics master anymore. Garmin has a nice box (Gad 27) that does not let the avionics brown out during start and provides voltage stabilization. With this box, is there still...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By PilotjohnS
Question from Osh

I asked this question of B&C at Oshkosh 2019. They said the smaller one fits no problem. The larger one will fit, but it seems to cover the mechanical tach drive on the 0320/360 Lycomings. But for a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By PilotjohnS
Learning here

I am just learning here, but after one is done wiring, and buttoning up the panel for good, do you guys (or gals) normally cover all the exposed metal connections with shrink sleeving or something ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,702
Posted By PilotjohnS
Divide by two

It should be 1/2” per wheel for the calculation since you want each wheel to the centerline , not to each other.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By PilotjohnS
Oil Cooler

In the race car world, if an engine made metal, first thing we did was throw the oil cooler away; they proved impossible to clean.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-07-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By PilotjohnS
Just Me

I would keep the heat knob away from the engine controls; I wouldn't want the passenger pulling the throttle thinking it was the heater.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By PilotjohnS
A Friend

A friend put his vertical on with a slight lean forward. The hinges lined up, but the front plate was riding on the lowest vertical rib and had a gap to the spar. This wasnt noticed till after the...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By PilotjohnS
Me

I installed the stall warning. But i wish i had just plug them. I might still. I found that stall warning vanes catch rags when cleaning the wings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By PilotjohnS
Think ahead

If you are making spacers for the spar, I would think about making them so you can support the plane with them once the fuse gets together. What I mean is that it is probably better to make these...
Forum: Northeast 02-22-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 66,040
Posted By PilotjohnS
Cheater

That is cheating, there is not liquid water underneath that “ice”..
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 55,662
Posted By PilotjohnS
Forward fuse top

The forward fuselage of my slider is a little tricky.


There is a slight bend in the sub panel near the bottom; without this, the fit is terrible. I marked the bend, used an 18" brake on the...
Forum: Job Board 02-16-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,410
Posted By PilotjohnS
Learning

Now you will learn all the hacks for the glass cockpits.

I dont want to see you writing special code. Like on Star Trek when Captain Kirk hacked the “Unwinnable Sim” to win.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,337
Posted By PilotjohnS
Dimpled

I dimpled the rear baffle holes and the rear baffle kind of snapped in place. I think i might have hit a few with a countersink as i was setting the rivets
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,677
Posted By PilotjohnS
Anybody, Anybody, Bueller?

I am surprise nobody mentioned the mythical RV 15.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By PilotjohnS
My experience

I did this for my it wiring at the house. After a few years the sharpie faded. Now I can’t read them. For the plane i am using the printed heat shrink.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By PilotjohnS
Osh 2019

I saw this at Osh 2019. I liked it because it does not run software but rather a Programmable Logic Device with the program burned in.

But in talking to the certification engineer, it does not self...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By PilotjohnS
Spring

Or wait till spring.
If you mess up a canopy, it will be spring anyways when the replacement arrives.
My climate is not as cold as yours, but I was going to get the frame done and then decide to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,821
Posted By PilotjohnS
Io360

For me the cost of a 360 or 320 were about the same. I went with the 320 because there have been reports that the RV9 could exceed Vne in level flight with the 360. To me this is dangerous. To those...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,821
Posted By PilotjohnS
just me

IO-320, new
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By PilotjohnS
When I read the Garmin G3x install manual this...

When I read the Garmin G3x install manual this morning, I thought it said that all wires are 22awg unless otherwise noted. JMHO YMMV
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-01-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By PilotjohnS
Corrosion

Is there any concern with hidden corrosion?
Forum: California 02-01-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,570
Posted By PilotjohnS
You are a Legend

If you make it out this year, l’ll buy you some ice cream!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-01-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By PilotjohnS
2 piece wheels

since these are 2 piece wheels, has there ever been a thought to fill in this depression with a hard foam ring or something?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,043
Posted By PilotjohnS
My harness

I had my wing harness built by a top shop who advertises on here and they did not use 16awg; they used something smaller. If I had to guess, it would be 22awg
Forum: California 01-31-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,570
Posted By PilotjohnS
Please bring your 9a so i can look at your...

Please bring your 9a so i can look at your engine/ canopy details!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By PilotjohnS
Hinges

When i get the crate in the garage, i pit hinges on the lid. That way i can open the lid and get to stuff in the crate as i need it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 82,869
Posted By PilotjohnS
Cht balance

People seem to want to balance cht’s between cylinders, but isnt it more important to balance temps across individual cylinders? For example, banging on the baffles on cy 3 lower the temps, but it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-30-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By PilotjohnS
Seeing

Seeing these pictures make me want to go tubeless.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,114
Posted By PilotjohnS
Preflight

Think of pulling on the propr as a pre flight check. If its loose, dont fly.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By PilotjohnS
just me

I found that without reshaping the ribs, the tank skin and outer leading skin would not be smooth across the rib surface. I would advise you sandpaper the ribs as explained in section 5 to get all...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-26-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By PilotjohnS
Just me

I heard all these peoples advice, but it still didnt work. In the end i build a guide and reshaped the ribs every so slightly. It didnt take much.

These will be gooped with proseal so I wasnt too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By PilotjohnS
Like i said before

Like I said before, stall speed depends on g loading ONLY.

I used to do whip stalls in the 1-26 glider. Great fun.
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,297
Posted By PilotjohnS
Need this

This is what I need.
But can you post more details of the spar wood support. I dont have that on my slow build. How exactly doesit attach to the spar? Do the spar botls just rest on it or what?
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