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Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 09-13-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,815
Posted By AndyRV7
I agree with the other comments. You should have...

I agree with the other comments. You should have expected him to take the runway after his announcement.

For the IFR guys. This is a pet peeve of mine, flying from a home base with jet traffic. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,381
Posted By AndyRV7
Some interesting counter-arguments. I guess in my...

Some interesting counter-arguments. I guess in my mind, I imagined his circumstance as deep enough to drown, but not deep enough to get the canopy open because it was resting on the bottom. Certainly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,381
Posted By AndyRV7
I'm glad you posted this. My one immediate...

I'm glad you posted this. My one immediate takeaway from the videos back when the accident happened was I would ditch further offshore if I had to. It looked like the shallow water would lock the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,211
Posted By AndyRV7
Love mine! My first AP in any plane I've flown...

Love mine! My first AP in any plane I've flown over the years. Looks good, performs great, pretty simple once you understand what an AP is able to do. Mine is controlled by my GRT Sport EFIS. I use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By AndyRV7
Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,605
Posted By AndyRV7
I was a little worried about hitting the brakes...

I was a little worried about hitting the brakes too when I bought my 7. I put my feet on the bottom, outside corners of the pedals across both the horizontal and vertical tubes. That way I know I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By AndyRV7
I remember this experience too. Enjoy the...

I remember this experience too. Enjoy the plane!!:):):)
Forum: Northeast 07-06-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By AndyRV7
Ha, I didn't see this. Sorry. Yes, the weather is...

Ha, I didn't see this. Sorry. Yes, the weather is good now on weekends for a change. How's the plane living up to your expectations? I imagine very well!

We certainly should get some airtime in...
Forum: Northeast 06-29-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By AndyRV7
I'm in Farmingdale at Monmouth Exec. It's outside...

I'm in Farmingdale at Monmouth Exec. It's outside the Presidential TFR's. 5 minutes to the coast and the Hudson. You can also turn right at the beach and fly the coastline all the way to Cape May if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By AndyRV7
Engine Oil Temp debug please.

My Vans temp gauge stop reporting oil temp this weekend. Can anyone tell me what I can do to diagnose the problem. I imagine it is a pretty simple problem.

Thanks! Andy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By AndyRV7
Much better. More facts less hype and...

Much better. More facts less hype and speculation. Glad he was able to walk out.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,514
Posted By AndyRV7
Looks like very nice work!

Looks like very nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By AndyRV7
What a horrific article! Glad to see everyone is...

What a horrific article!

Glad to see everyone is OK!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,805
Posted By AndyRV7
Not necessarily. I agree that HD video is a large...

Not necessarily. I agree that HD video is a large file but I personally edit mine into a useable video and then delete the raw footage. I have NEVER felt the desire to go back and use the raw files...
Forum: Northeast 05-23-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By AndyRV7
You should have great weather for all options. I...

You should have great weather for all options. I fly from Myrtle Beach to Belmar NJ (KBLM) to visit my family. It's virtually direct from Conway (KHYW) to Belmar. You fly right over Newport News in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,495
Posted By AndyRV7
Landing setting as well. I just can't turn my...

Landing setting as well. I just can't turn my head enough to see the trim in my 7. Seems to work. Stick back until full power then let the tail come up, or ease it up.
Forum: Northeast 05-16-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By AndyRV7
I flew with Damian a few years ago and must be...

I flew with Damian a few years ago and must be the one dissenting opinion. I did about 7 hours (one hour per trip out there) of training with him and never even got to wheel landings. Not sure I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,322
Posted By AndyRV7
I guess this is a like tell me versus show me. If...

I guess this is a like tell me versus show me. If you tell me not to do something I might not do it. If you show me why you are telling me not to do it I'm probably going to be much more likely to...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 03-27-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,117
Posted By AndyRV7
Excellent job!!

Excellent job!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By AndyRV7
Some good insight. It was definitely clean oil....

Some good insight. It was definitely clean oil. The oil temp stayed on the stop (<50*) for a good while after I started the engine. I didn't taxi until it was climbing in temperature. And I didn't do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By AndyRV7
Curious oil question

I added 1 quart of oil to my already blackish 6 quarts this weekend before I flew. An hour later while I was filling up with fuel, I noticed some dripping under my plane. It turned out not to be from...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-18-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,252
Posted By AndyRV7
I've flown a few dogs in my 7 and none have been...

I've flown a few dogs in my 7 and none have been crated. I looked around for a soft sided crate but they don't seem to be made to fit an RV without giving up some useable space. And they seem to be...
Forum: Safety 01-11-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,668
Posted By AndyRV7
That's how I got back to my hangar with my 1st...

That's how I got back to my hangar with my 1st flat. I hope never to have to use them again! Oddly enough, that was the only flat I had that the tube would not hold enough air to even partially...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-08-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By AndyRV7
The spring is the actual "stinger." I was...

The spring is the actual "stinger." I was confused by this in the beginning because the wheel is moved with actual springs in line with other hardware (in stock trim anyway).

Haven't had to take...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,056
Posted By AndyRV7
When I was a student and renting Skyhawks from my...

When I was a student and renting Skyhawks from my school, I always asked for the 8am slot so I could get there early and start to preheat and de-ice the plane. We had some of the most unsealed planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By AndyRV7
Calibrating the fuel senders/gauges??

I had to replace my left fuel gauge with a new Vans unit. It was intermittent from flight to flight for a long time and then finally failed. I haven't had a lot of time to test the accuracy but I am...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-12-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By AndyRV7
That's a good point too. And good practice to try...

That's a good point too. And good practice to try to keep the tires rolling when you can. Anything that distorts the tire/tube is going to cause more wear than less I would think. I don't remember...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-11-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By AndyRV7
I think it's just normal wear. The tube is...

I think it's just normal wear. The tube is independent of the tire so there is inevitable movement between the two. I think this can be exacerbated by having lower inflation pressures. That's only an...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Posted By AndyRV7
So how does the fuel react to various throttle...

So how does the fuel react to various throttle applications? Is it always the accelerator pump that adds fuel to the carb inlet? Does it matter how fast or much you apply the throttle? That is, can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-16-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,717
Posted By AndyRV7
I've not landed one per se but I've had 3 flats...

I've not landed one per se but I've had 3 flats after landing. One time I taxied back to do another lap and couldn't get the plane to move. Another time it happened in the hangar overnight. The last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By AndyRV7
Sounds like you're looking for a small...

Sounds like you're looking for a small point-and-shoot with a wide angle (24mm or 28mm). All the big manufacturers make them. I've owned a lot of Canon cams over the years, but I recently bought Sony...
Forum: Reviews 11-07-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,931
Posted By AndyRV7
+1. I learned a lot as well from their videos.

+1. I learned a lot as well from their videos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 144,140
Posted By AndyRV7
These come with up/download limits don't they?...

These come with up/download limits don't they? Not sure how much bandwidth you get for $2. I had a website years ago and that is how it worked. Maybe things are different now.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-14-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,259
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks. I am going to go up and do some quick...

Thanks. I am going to go up and do some quick stalls before I have to go to annual. Should have done this a long time ago!
Forum: Fiberglass 10-13-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,259
Posted By AndyRV7
I've wanted to fly fairing-less to annual a...

I've wanted to fly fairing-less to annual a couple times but always chickened out. Not because I thought it couldn't be done, but because I had never done stalls in that configuration. Does it make a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Posted By AndyRV7
WOW! ......

WOW! ......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,093
Posted By AndyRV7
Ha! I worked for Eastern Plastics when I was a...

Ha! I worked for Eastern Plastics when I was a kid just out of college. I could have written this!!

Interested to see how this works for you Vlad. I saw a LOT of breaks like that on virtually every...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,691
Posted By AndyRV7
That doesn't sound like a small leak. My Matco...

That doesn't sound like a small leak.

My Matco masters are gold and they have the white, aluminum (??) label on them. Fluid will take the labels off though so yours may be gone. I had a LOT of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,567
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks for the confirmation. Still a...

Thanks for the confirmation. Still a head-scratcher.:confused:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,567
Posted By AndyRV7
Yes but they weren't flipped because they were...

Yes but they weren't flipped because they were bald on one side already. I deduce this from the fact that 2 people looked at the tires in the last nine months and didn't recommend grounding them. If...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,567
Posted By AndyRV7
If I am reading this correctly, he went from a...

If I am reading this correctly, he went from a treaded tire to worn-though in 7 months. But not only worn though in one spot, he also managed to take all the tread off the entire face of the tire....
Forum: ADS-B 08-21-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By AndyRV7
I have been enjoying my new autopilot all summer...

I have been enjoying my new autopilot all summer and feel modestly more comfortable having a safety option in case I need help in the clouds some day. But as it stands so far, I have not put myself...
Forum: ADS-B 08-18-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By AndyRV7
Man, I couldn't be happier to be rid of the...

Man, I couldn't be happier to be rid of the analog stuff. Especially, the precessing directional!!

I thought the same thing as you when I was looking. I had all Skyhawk time for the most part and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By AndyRV7
Mine has a logo on the front pilot side. I never...

Mine has a logo on the front pilot side. I never pay attention to it other than to orient the cover when I put it on the plane. It fits very nicely. Simple design. I am pretty sure it's the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By AndyRV7
Don't know which I have but it may be Cleveland....

Don't know which I have but it may be Cleveland. I like it a lot. No weight penalty and it fits in my Bison bag with my other junk. I bought it for when I have to tie down someplace and I want to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By AndyRV7
I'm no expert but you reminded me of my own...

I'm no expert but you reminded me of my own experience. MY mags were barely dropping during run-up. I had bought the plane as well and after getting some "issues" worked out, it turns out she really...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-07-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By AndyRV7
I had a very nice layover on the way back from...

I had a very nice layover on the way back from Florida one evening. Stopped in at the 1st FBO on the ramp. Can't remember the name. They gassed me and I don't remember them charging me any fees. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,394
Posted By AndyRV7
I've changed my oil on the ramp in Leesburg,...

I've changed my oil on the ramp in Leesburg, Florida. You can carry everything you need to do the job pretty easily. I also have the quick drain and tube like someone else mentioned, and used an...
Forum: Reviews 07-05-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,184
Posted By AndyRV7
Has anyone tested it on a flat tire?

Has anyone tested it on a flat tire?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By AndyRV7
When I fly to my Parents in Lady Lake, I go to...

When I fly to my Parents in Lady Lake, I go to Leesburg. Good service there. Last time I visited Jesse in Ocala. Seems like you might find what you need at either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AndyRV7
One last question I guess. I had what looked to...

One last question I guess. I had what looked to be some carbon on the inside of the screen (inside the tube that is). Is that the direction of oil flow across the screen? Nothing on the outside.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AndyRV7
Excellent!!

Excellent!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AndyRV7
Very helpful discussion. Glad I asked the...

Very helpful discussion. Glad I asked the question.



Mike, I didn't have a torque spec but I used the feels-about-right method. It DID snug right up against the sump with very little effort. Then I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks guys. That is exactly what mine looked...

Thanks guys. That is exactly what mine looked like (from the outside anyway :) ). The hardest part was safety wiring it afterword.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AndyRV7
Got the correct bolt. I'll post a pic later....

Got the correct bolt. I'll post a pic later. Can't believe how difficult it was trying to find a picture on the web!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks! I have a stroked 360 copy so I should be...

Thanks! I have a stroked 360 copy so I should be good now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AndyRV7
Lycoming oil screen location please.

I have 2 safety wired bolts on my sump. One is flatish and on the side of the sump, on the firewall side. The other is a more coarse and taller bolt head that is on the bottom of the sump in the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By AndyRV7
I replaced the tube on my only flat so far. But...

I replaced the tube on my only flat so far. But if someday, the spare tube I am now carrying in the supplies bag in the plane, comes out of the plastic bag with rot or cracks in it. I would buy a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By AndyRV7
I have 2 of those as well. But all you need is...

I have 2 of those as well. But all you need is one for a 360 Lycoming like I have. I wish I knew about these when I used to do my car oil changes!
Forum: Fiberglass 05-25-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,100
Posted By AndyRV7
Not the most experienced, but if you just have a...

Not the most experienced, but if you just have a chunk of glass missing, I would say you should repair it. I've done my own wheel paints. They just seem to get bottom damage from gravel and whatever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,753
Posted By AndyRV7
Very nice work Stein!!!

Very nice work Stein!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,168
Posted By AndyRV7
If I may, what would cause an actual rise in oil...

If I may, what would cause an actual rise in oil pressure during normal operation of an otherwise healthy engine?
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