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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I believe any shop that does powdercoat can...

I believe any shop that does powdercoat can remove the old coating prior to refinishing, at a cost, of course.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By RV7A Flyer
In my experience, with new passengers/first-time...

In my experience, with new passengers/first-time small-plane rides, I don't have them do *anything* but look outside, although I ask them if they want to try flying it a bit (in which case, they get...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By RV7A Flyer
As an observation, you have no service loop in...

As an observation, you have no service loop in those wires. Had that been available, one part of the solution may have been to rotate the ring terminals to avoid interference of the crimped portion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I've had good luck with a) following the Lycoming...

I've had good luck with a) following the Lycoming manual for starting, and b) watching for about 2.5-3.5 GPH on the flowmeter (which coincidentally is about 3s or so, just as the manual says) when...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,063
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's not a bad idea (checking the belt and...

That's not a bad idea (checking the belt and bearings, not the divorce :)), but I wonder if there's a way to do it without loosening the alternator bracket...from way way WAY back in my youth, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By RV7A Flyer
AFAIK, you're good to go. Category = Airplane,...

AFAIK, you're good to go. Category = Airplane, Class = Single-Engine Land
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's what I've read numerous times over the...

That's what I've read numerous times over the years here, although some folks will claim successful installations without the dome-head type of ports.

Before changing them out, is there anything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By RV7A Flyer
IAS Error

Flying next to a friend in his new-to-him RV-6A (I believe he has an O-320 FP prop), I asked why we were going so damned slow...I was showing 100-110 KIAS, and he was showing 20 knots or greater...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,844
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I had one main gear axle nut that, over time, was...

I had one main gear axle nut that, over time, was either way too tight or just a bit loose when aligning the holes to get a cotter pin in. I found some peelable ply shim of the appropriate size at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,063
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Without implying anything, can I ask why you had...

Without implying anything, can I ask why you had the alternator off last annual? This seems like one of those MIFs that Mike Busch talks about so much that we need to be extra-careful to avoid when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,167
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm at another of those LA Co airports...every...

I'm at another of those LA Co airports...every month, the county commission reports the % of hangars occupied and what % are non-aviation use (check the minutes of the county commission meetings). ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 27,079
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I love the random arbitrariness of DAR...

I love the random arbitrariness of DAR inspections. Mine saw it, said it looked good and that a lot of Rocket guys do that, and moved on.

Sludge or water? Uh, yeah, so? It's the VENT line, how's...
Forum: California 02-13-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Adam is awesome...I and a bunch of fellow RV...

Adam is awesome...I and a bunch of fellow RV builders in SoCal have used him, and *highly* recommend him.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-12-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,625
Posted By RV7A Flyer
K-Sun BEE3. Been loaned out now to 3 other...

K-Sun BEE3. Been loaned out now to 3 other builders after me, works like a charm, although yeah, the cartridges are a bit pricey.
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If there were no red items on the report, then...

If there were no red items on the report, then you've passed. Were there?
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This sounds like the ICAO hex code you entered is...

This sounds like the ICAO hex code you entered is not the one that belongs to your N-number. I'd double-check that before you do anything else.

There are several places on-line that will generate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,167
Posted By RV7A Flyer
At my field, the problem isn't lack of...

At my field, the problem isn't lack of hangars...it's hangars that don't have airplanes in them and the mysterious "waiting list" that never seems to get shorter. I was extremely fortunate to grab a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Lycoming EIS news?

Lycoming introduced their EIS mag replaement back at OSH this year, but since then, I haven't seen any news or info on it. I may consider installing it, but the latest news was that there was no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,627
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So since it seems virtually *everything* works...

So since it seems virtually *everything* works for somebody or other, let's flip the question:

What should you NEVER EVER use to clean/wash/wax/polish your airplane? (Aside from the obvious things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,256
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You don't need to do that. Savvy let's you share...

You don't need to do that. Savvy let's you share specific flight data logs/graphs with others without the need to compromise security.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/cx-...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/cx-83004.php?clickkey=191286

Full strength it takes it *right off*, but I have to use a mask and plenty of air or it makes me nauseous in a right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,627
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Optimum No-Rinse Wash and Wax (with clay towel),...

Optimum No-Rinse Wash and Wax (with clay towel), followed by Optimum Instant Detailer and Gloss Enhancer.

I like that I can do as much or as little as I want at a time, without having to wash and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Andair is notoriously bad at answering emails. ...

Andair is notoriously bad at answering emails. Try calling them.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I would say that might be necessary risk, whereas...

I would say that might be necessary risk, whereas idle mixture adjustment on an injection throttle body with the engine running is an UNnecessary risk, since it can be easily done another way with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Did this give anyone else the heebies? IMHO,...

Did this give anyone else the heebies?

IMHO, this is unnecessary and dangerous, not to mention the trauma to the wife or kid should the unthinkable happen here.

What's the hurry? Test it, shut off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Why don't you just call them ask to exchange...

Why don't you just call them ask to exchange them? The receptacle is the same, after all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I agree wholeheartedly. Put the numbers on a...

I agree wholeheartedly. Put the numbers on a checklist, but as noted here, you should know them by heart, as well.

I think a lot of people put WAY too many stickers and labels and placards and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Aveo customer support kudos

A quick shout-out to Aveo Engineering and Damien in the Florida customer support office. My Aveo Posistrobe tail light went on the fritz last week (no pos or strobe). Verified good power and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-24-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Honestly? Yes, it's happened, but due to some...

Honestly? Yes, it's happened, but due to some other cause like exceeding g limits or the like.

You can't "argue" anyone into being comfortable with flight. And it's probably *worse* for a spouse...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You want my prediction? Neither the BRS nor a 10...

You want my prediction? Neither the BRS nor a 10 will change anything. She's afraid of flying, and unless and until that fear is overcome somehow, all the talk, plans, safety enhancements, etc.,...
Forum: GPS 01-20-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ah, the rumor mill. As for whether it's "worth...

Ah, the rumor mill.

As for whether it's "worth it" or not, that's up to the individual builder, and it kinda depends on what the MTBF is for the unit, as well. If it's in the 10s-100s of thousands...
Forum: GPS 01-20-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By RV7A Flyer
See post #17 for a statement from the Garmin...

See post #17 for a statement from the Garmin rep.

I have a feeling my flying days will be over before the 430's is.
Forum: GPS 01-19-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Garmin will no doubt weigh in here,...

Garmin will no doubt weigh in here, but....there's no such thing as an "experimental" 430. So, yeah, they all get treated the same and have to go through a dealer (which does kinda suck for things...
Forum: GPS 01-19-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's a pretty lucrative market in databases. ...

That's a pretty lucrative market in databases. Granted, Jepp no doubt has the bulk of them (commercial operations, small airlines perhaps, a good number of GA, etc.). But if you guess at $500 per...
Forum: GPS 01-19-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,781
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think I beg to differ with this :), but it...

I think I beg to differ with this :), but it depends on your particular avionics configuration.

First, it's not "obsolete"...Garmin still supports it and has stated they will for a long time. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-16-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,327
Posted By RV7A Flyer
All other things being equal, isn't this just an...

All other things being equal, isn't this just an instance of the max speed increasing as a function of the cube root of the increase in HP?

Vf/Vi = (200/180)^(1/3)

or Vf = 1.035*Vi

???
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,847
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Could be "shown" through any of analysis, test or...

Could be "shown" through any of analysis, test or demonstration, I'd hazard.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,847
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You do know that the "NE" means "NEVER Exceed",...

You do know that the "NE" means "NEVER Exceed", right?
Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Why not just plumb it up the way everybody else...

Why not just plumb it up the way everybody else does, in series? What problem is this (more complicated) system trying to solve?

I think this is a great example of how adding supposed "safety"...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So I'm curious...that design is clearly different...

So I'm curious...that design is clearly different than what virtually everyone else is doing, so does it actually solve a problem (rather than creating new ones)?

Assume the check valve is correctly...
Forum: Safety 01-14-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,957
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Forget about the backup battery (although one...

Forget about the backup battery (although one should be installed). The OP said it was continually rebooting *while the engine was running*, which it shouldn't be if the alternator is putting out...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I know the manual says this but when I look at...

I know the manual says this



but when I look at the specs for a variety of grease guns, they're all over the map in terms of how much they dispense. I've always done 6 pumps, but if you're really...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By RV7A Flyer
OK, thanks. I have the non-SS ones and they...

OK, thanks. I have the non-SS ones and they appear fine after 750 hours, but then I live in SoCal, so the environment is nowhere near as harsh. Maybe someday I'll swap them out if they start to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Is there some advantage to SS over the brass ones...

Is there some advantage to SS over the brass ones which they previously supplied with the kits (and which is what I have)?

Or do they just look cooler?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,797
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I've tried for years to get certain passengers to...

I've tried for years to get certain passengers to understand this...haven't succeeded yet :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Sooooo...you went ahead and used the engine...

Sooooo...you went ahead and used the engine lifting lug (albeit not solely) anyway? Even after all the advice NOT to use it?

I admire the gumption, but I'd not tempt the fates too often :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's why I said it may not be the best idea,...

That's why I said it may not be the best idea, but it's certainly one of the options available. If the other insurance refuses to pony up, seems like you're left with just a couple of options: get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,621
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This may not be the *best* approach, but...isn't...

This may not be the *best* approach, but...isn't this what your own insurance is for? They pay for the repairs and then subrogatee to the at-fault car owner's insurance company?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I don't think this is true. The good driver...

I don't think this is true. The good driver discount is mandated *by law*, and as I understand it, an accident where you are not at fault can't cause you to lose the discount. That's as regards the...
Forum: Safety 01-06-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By RV7A Flyer
True, and I hadn't considered the idea of putting...

True, and I hadn't considered the idea of putting out a ground fire (but the case mentioned, a battery fire, may not be stoppable without a means of cutting the electrical circuitry driving it). And...
Forum: Safety 01-06-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,435
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have no idea if any of these systems would work...

I have no idea if any of these systems would work on an aircraft engine such as an RV, but...

If I'm on FIRE, the very least of my concerns would be engine damage due to cooling from the fire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
LOL! Of COURSE it is (spread across all the...

LOL! Of COURSE it is (spread across all the customers)...they ain't in business to lose money, after all :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not in California. If the accident was not your...

Not in California. If the accident was not your fault, the insurance company cannot raise your rates, by law.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,187
Posted By RV7A Flyer
+1 :) (Extra characters)

+1 :) (Extra characters)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
IANAIA (I am not an insurance agent), but...they...

IANAIA (I am not an insurance agent), but...they MAY put that information (home field) into their algorithms, but it isn't necessary. As I said just above...it's just stats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
it's just statistics. Our "big data" researchers...

it's just statistics. Our "big data" researchers at work (6,000+ employees at our site alone) found, for example, that if you had a laptop, cell phone/smartphone or other device lost or stolen,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
AOA
Views: 2,086
Posted By RV7A Flyer
For the life of me I don't know why Dynon hasn't...

For the life of me I don't know why Dynon hasn't implemented flap position inputs into its AOA on Skyview. As this post shows, it *may* be okay to use a single curve for some planes, but not others....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, the insurance companies aren't losing...

Well, the insurance companies aren't losing money, so it's a safe bet their actuarial tables have factored in all sorts of items that are specific to the state/locality where the insured item is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That just means they're building that into the...

That just means they're building that into the base rate for all insurance policies to begin with. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just to be precise...in CA, it's not the *state*...

Just to be precise...in CA, it's not the *state* that levies the personal property tax, it's each *county*. Granted, they're probably all the same 1%, but I don't know for sure (I only know that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2019, 02:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,959
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm out of town at the moment, but will take some...

I'm out of town at the moment, but will take some photos this weekend and post them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Actually, as I recall, it's not "due" by a...

Actually, as I recall, it's not "due" by a certain date...you have to have completed an annual CI within the previous 12 months in order to fly, no? The CI *expires* 12 months after completion, and...
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