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Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,526
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Isn't that what the manual gives for Max Up...

Isn't that what the manual gives for Max Up deflection?

Design Travel in degrees Maximum Up/Down Minimum Up/Down
Aileron 32/17 25/15
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, but did he sign off on your anus being...

Yeah, but did he sign off on your anus being flight-ready? :) It's on the checklist, after all! LOL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Sounds like the easiest thing to do is just call...

Sounds like the easiest thing to do is just call your insurance company and get clarification...you might be surprised, they may say it's no problem, or easy to amend the policy. I doubt they'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Use a reamer, then check the flaps for...

Use a reamer, then check the flaps for straightness. If they are true, I'd say good to go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This sounds like a misunderstanding of "being"...

This sounds like a misunderstanding of "being" PIC as sole manipulator of the controls, and "acting as" PIC by being a safety pilot.

With this restriction in place, you can *never* regain currency...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Spare fuses One of those V-belts made from links...

Spare fuses
One of those V-belts made from links (in case of alternator belt failure)
Variety of electrical connectors (Fast-ons, ring terminals, ...)
Spark plug socket, spare plug
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is the most confusing thing ever...from your...

This is the most confusing thing ever...from your link:



The bolded portion is exactly the type of wording used in pre-BasicMed info from FAA on how to log PIC time for safety pilots...the pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm still missing why this has anything to do...

I'm still missing why this has anything to do with BasicMed. Where did the FAA say someone with BasicMed can't act as PIC under the exact same rules as a pilot with a Class III?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's an issue with your insurance,...

That's an issue with your insurance, though...what does BasicMed have to do with it? A safety pilot with a Class III would be in the exact same position, no?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That link didn't work for me, but here's...

That link didn't work for me, but here's one:

https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/learn-to-fly/logging-cross-country-time/logging-time-safety-pilot

"Summary of logging PIC. Both pilots may log...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,079
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Again: the technician's manual for Parker...

Again:

the technician's manual for Parker (Cleveland) brakes says:

Hydraulic Applications - Use fluids compatible with the system
MIL-H-5606 / MIL-H-83282 (Red Oils)
Skydrol – Only compatible with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, this will probably re-open the "who can log...

Well, this will probably re-open the "who can log PIC" conundrum again, but...

Can't a safety pilot log PIC as well as the pilot under the hood? Hasn't this been hashed out over decades?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,079
Posted By RV7A Flyer
500 hours w/ M1 ATF and no issues (after I fixed...

500 hours w/ M1 ATF and no issues (after I fixed leaks due to *&^% NPT fittings, but that was a different issue). I haven't even had to add any fluid yet (knock on wood).

It's not adding or...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-02-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,411
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have a Skyview and a 430W, and I *always* use...

I have a Skyview and a 430W, and I *always* use the 430 for flight plans, because with all of the options for display and sourcing on the SV, it's *very* easy to get confused about what is driving...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You could do the "screwless" spinner...I did and...

You could do the "screwless" spinner...I did and *love* the way it looks.

Search the forums for instructions (I think they came from Dan H.?).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Probably already noted/known, but remember that...

Probably already noted/known, but remember that aviation countersinks are 100 degrees, so if you "upgrade", make sure the angle on the head is correct.

And a little valve grinding compound on the...
Forum: Propellers 11-27-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By RV7A Flyer
May not even need to do that...just make sure the...

May not even need to do that...just make sure the ball in the Zerk fitting is seated properly, and put new (nice and tight) rubber Zerk fitting caps on them.

Search on the forum turns up lots on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-25-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, this has probably jinxed it now...500...

Well, this has probably jinxed it now...500 hours, no failure.

Now that I've said that and voted, I expect it to fail on the next flight LOL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By RV7A Flyer
TBH, I didn't do any of this, and have had zero...

TBH, I didn't do any of this, and have had zero issues with reception or transmission.

I just used the gaskets that came with the comm antennae, and mounted both Garmin and Dynon GPS antennae on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,169
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, I do hate to be a wet blanket,...

Well, I do hate to be a wet blanket, buuuuttttt....

It may be fun, but is it really a good idea? Aside from giving RV pilots another black eye for "hot dogging", if you have to make a bunch of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,827
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yes, I know about that database. I was hoping...

Yes, I know about that database. I was hoping you could provide a case number or something so we didn't have to spend hours going through the database searching for it...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By RV7A Flyer
1. 2. Yes!

1.
2. Yes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,827
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Is there an NTSB report on this? I'd like to...

Is there an NTSB report on this? I'd like to read it if so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,496
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Aren't they all NACA profiles to begin with? I...

Aren't they all NACA profiles to begin with?

I have no idea, but which models have the same NACA 4 or 5 digit profiles? I believe the 7 and 8 are the same IIRC, but what about the 3, 4 or 6? Are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By RV7A Flyer
We have a group of RVers who pitch in for O2 for...

We have a group of RVers who pitch in for O2 for two large welding tanks. One of the guys bought the hoses and such years ago. Fill with one, top off with the fullest, and when the first gets low,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I hesitate to ask this, because I don't want it...

I hesitate to ask this, because I don't want it to come out sounding snarky, but it's happened before...

You *are* torquing those AN3s to 25 or so INCH-pounds, right? Not FOOT-pounds?

People have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Who knows, but then again...the 8050-2 that I got...

Who knows, but then again...the 8050-2 that I got from Van's had "Aircraft" blacked out with a marker and the word "Kit" stamped next to it. But, the rest of the fields reference "Aircraft".

In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Either something changed, or you were being...

Either something changed, or you were being misinformed.

Serial #001 on my registration with the FAA, 5 years ago. (Because who knows? I might end up building 99 more planes LOL!)

ETA: Also,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-07-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Second that. Handy tools to have around...

Second that. Handy tools to have around...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,596
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Coming up on 500 hours on the tach...can you tell...

Coming up on 500 hours on the tach...can you tell me where this is specified? I couldn't find it in my Hartzell prop manual.

Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Same here...only guy putting fuel in my plane is...

Same here...only guy putting fuel in my plane is me. I don't need the hangar rash that line guys seem to be infected with :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You could have the fuel caps engraved, and not...

You could have the fuel caps engraved, and not use a label/sticker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I can't imagine why it would be so hard...I found...

I can't imagine why it would be so hard...I found it straightforward and, although time-consuming given all the components, their documentation is very good, the harnesses provided are all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You're just being argumentative. The first...

You're just being argumentative. The first situation isn't remotely like what we're talking about, and in the second, ADS-B has got nothing to do with it (and in fact, has *specific* requirements in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think that's what drives it...sometimes it's...

I think that's what drives it...sometimes it's "once installed", other times you hear "once *operated*", but bottom line is really once it's on an experimental, it no longer complies with it's type...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Why is this a "case in point"? As you...

Why is this a "case in point"? As you said...*these are not certified engines*.

We're talking about "certified" engines, a la IO-360, IO-540, etc., with all the paperwork and extra added expense....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yes, and we all know how they're *always* right...

Yes, and we all know how they're *always* right and no FSDO ever has a different (or wrong) interpretation of the rules.

q.v., e.g., compass requirements.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Forgetting about ADs (that's another long...

Forgetting about ADs (that's another long discussion) applying to experimentals...

I don't think this is true at all. I'm with the other poster...once you hang it on an E/AB, it's experimental. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,733
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Wait wait wait...are you saying that if I buy an...

Wait wait wait...are you saying that if I buy an IO-360, either new from Lycoming or used from someone else or whatever, NOT one marked "YIO", and put it on my RV, then it's not "experimental", thus...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,400
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Don't know about any specific diagram like this,...

Don't know about any specific diagram like this, but it's probably a result of trying to cram too much information onto a single diagram, rather than making separate diagrams (a main architecture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By RV7A Flyer
http://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/amelia/detail...

http://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/amelia/details.asp?store=&id=106&TName_HID=maincat
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Go by the plans...see my edited comment above....

Go by the plans...see my edited comment above. Doh! Looks like they do call out K1100-8s on drawing 16A, detail A (for the -7 and -8).

What you're seeing as a "small countersink" really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Get the Blue Book from gen-aircraft-hardware.com...

Get the Blue Book from gen-aircraft-hardware.com for a great reference for ALL hardware in the shop :). Here are the pages on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By RV7A Flyer
As I read their literature, it says "The...

As I read their literature, it says

"The 353N-201 is specifically designed to integrate with and report on the Dynon SkyView line of PFD and MFD displays for homebuilt aircraft. Both alerts and CO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,797
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Maybe return the favor... when taxiing by his...

Maybe return the favor... when taxiing by his airplane? ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,797
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I can't agree with this. First, how many people...

I can't agree with this. First, how many people do you see starting up with the throttle opened way too much, and the RPMs going to 1800 or so when the engine lights up? Then, as you said, you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,049
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I gotcha...I was confusing threads...doh!

I gotcha...I was confusing threads...doh!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,797
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I've always found that *if I can catch them...

I've always found that *if I can catch them before they've started up*, I can have a nice, quiet, polite conversation. I usually start with something like "Are you going to start up right here?" If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,049
Posted By RV7A Flyer
To help prevent others from replicating the...

To help prevent others from replicating the incident, what were you using that failed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,049
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0830/3439/files/...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0830/3439/files/Jack-pad-for-RV-011a_large.jpg

https://bogertaviation.com/products/rv-jack-pads
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I used zip-ties or lacing cord for free-hanging...

I used zip-ties or lacing cord for free-hanging connectors. Same deal.

Wish I'd looked at different housings when I built the plane, I'd have ditched the screws for connections to radios and other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,045
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Alright, I'll bite :) What was the first?

Alright, I'll bite :)

What was the first?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You know, I have a question about this filter...I...

You know, I have a question about this filter...I have the Andair pump/filter combo as well.

What's the point of the safety wire on the filter? If it's screwed into the pump at one end, and a fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Actually, that looks like perhaps a much better...

Actually, that looks like perhaps a much better solution than those g*d d*mned little screws (either the dinky little slotted ones, or the thumbscrews). I *HATE* those things...they're a pain to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,798
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think AVeo is based in Czechoslovakia or...

I think AVeo is based in Czechoslovakia or someplace like that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,798
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ah, so it's YOUR fault they can't produce them!...

Ah, so it's YOUR fault they can't produce them! :)

Never good to deflect blame for your company's f-ups onto the customer. That's a shame...I have various Aveo products on my plane (nav/strobes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, I have the longer socket head bolts that I...

Yeah, I have the longer socket head bolts that I got from somewhere (Bogert?) and the Bogert towbar, and *I* never have any problem with it, but it seems some FBOs do. I can't always be towing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have a bunch of those, from Lowe's and HD etc.,...

I have a bunch of those, from Lowe's and HD etc., but the OD needs to be considerably larger.

Hole size 1"
OD of plug 1.5"

None of the ones I've seen at the big box stores meet that spec...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Hobbs vs. Tach for mag overhaul

My Hobbs time is a little over 500 hours now, but tach time using 2500 RPM (my usual cruise RPM) is around 432.

What do you all use for the interval for the recommended magneto overhaul? Tach or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-08-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That seems to be unnecessary added complexity, to...

That seems to be unnecessary added complexity, to me...what's wrong with just the small hole?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Metal snap-in hole cover

As the Van's build manual says, wheel pants "lead a hard, hard life". My nosegear wheelpant has gotten a bit abused around the hole where the tow bar goes on (not by me...always by some gorilla at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Same here, but I start at the other end and work...

Same here, but I start at the other end and work forward. I find the cockpit area and mid-fuse area behind the bulkhead to be the biggest PITA in the whole process.
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