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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,789
Posted By rv7charlie
Ag buildings in MS are definitely taxed at a...

Ag buildings in MS are definitely taxed at a lower rate. Mine will just hold more tractors than I own.

On obstructions: The FAA can't stop a tower, but they will 'advise' local authorities if...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By rv7charlie
How close are you cutting it on your E-bus load,...

How close are you cutting it on your E-bus load, to alternator capacity? If you can tolerate adding the ~2A load of the master contactor, why not re-arrange things so the 'main' bus feeds your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By rv7charlie
Hinds Community College has both maintenance &...

Hinds Community College has both maintenance & flight training. They even run the airport where the training is based, John Bell Williams Field in Raymond MS, and let our local EAA chapter use the...
Forum: COMM 04-23-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By rv7charlie
Thanks; that explains it. Nonvolatile memory is a...

Thanks; that explains it. Nonvolatile memory is a piece of cake, but continually writing to it requires power.
Forum: COMM 04-23-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By rv7charlie
Who plans an accident? :-) My assumptions are...

Who plans an accident? :-)

My assumptions are only that away-from-the-airport crashes tend to be either in-flight loss of control resulting in the ELT alerting the coroner, or forced landings with...
Forum: COMM 04-23-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By rv7charlie
This is a bit of a tangent, but it seems the most...

This is a bit of a tangent, but it seems the most likely time to *really* need an ELT is in an off-airport forced landing. In which case, the Master is almost certainly going to be off when the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-23-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,348
Posted By rv7charlie
So, will pushing IDENT on a mode C transponder...

So, will pushing IDENT on a mode C transponder force it to Anonymous?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,789
Posted By rv7charlie
Neighbors can be an issue, both legally and for...

Neighbors can be an issue, both legally and for general peace of mind. A friend got pushback from one of his, and if adjacent landowners complain here it can affect rezoning (a good thing; it kept...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By rv7charlie
What kind of video? If it's plain old composite...

What kind of video? If it's plain old composite (coax with a single pin in the middle, that looks like old stereo audio connectors), then almost any coax switch will work. Even the old A/B switches...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By rv7charlie
I'm not going there....

I'm not going there....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By rv7charlie
The dollar figure comparison to others' rates...

The dollar figure comparison to others' rates means little without all the particulars: liability coverage $ limit, whether individual or 'smooth' limit, hull $ amount, named or open pilot coverage,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By rv7charlie
Simple. A spelunker partner.

Simple. A spelunker partner.
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By rv7charlie
I don't have a -14, but I did help a friend hang...

I don't have a -14, but I did help a friend hang an engine on one a couple of weeks ago. Since no one else has responded, I'll take a shot.

My -7 plans spec an AN-7 (7/16") bolt for the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By rv7charlie
The greased plate technique was well documented...

The greased plate technique was well documented back in the days of spring style & counterweight style scales. If you can find some old EAA docs, you'll almost certainly see it described, along with...
Forum: Primers 04-19-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By rv7charlie
Go to your local building salvage (or look...

Go to your local building salvage (or look under/around your house) and pick up a window screen.
Forum: Primers 04-18-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By rv7charlie
YMMV, but anything solid under small parts has...

YMMV, but anything solid under small parts has always made a mess for me when spraying small parts. Anything really small gets blown around by the spray, and into the wet surface caused by the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-18-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,906
Posted By rv7charlie
Time for Van's to get politically correct with trans

Well pretty much everything requested so far is already available from other reputable kit makers. But I may have just seen my candidate. Should work for all the STOL guys,...
Forum: ADS-B 04-18-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,348
Posted By rv7charlie
Debating a switch/removal option is fun, but the...

Debating a switch/removal option is fun, but the current reg poses a very real and serious operational problem.

With the old Mode C regs, if you have a failed transponder it's perfectly legal to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-17-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By rv7charlie
That's nonsense. Unless you live in that guy's...

That's nonsense. Unless you live in that guy's FSDO area, I guess...

I've bought and sold several homebuilts across FSDO lines, and never had to deal with any of that. You *do* have to get approval...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,348
Posted By rv7charlie
No, no offence taken, at least by me. Simple ask...

No, no offence taken, at least by me. Simple ask & answer. Consider it bonus 'education' in experimental aviation for 'education and recreation'.

:-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By rv7charlie
If you're willing to pay big, these guys seem to...

If you're willing to pay big, these guys seem to have a good rep for repairing leaks:
http://www.weepnomorellc.com/
One of our local -6 owners used them a few years ago.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-16-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By rv7charlie
They're everywhere, and cheap, but not plug&play....

They're everywhere, and cheap, but not plug&play. I've got a pair that the builder installed in my...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,348
Posted By rv7charlie
And to make it far more general, *many* bizjet...

And to make it far more general, *many* bizjet and other 'big boy' owners of a/c have their N numbers anonymized through an FAA approved program. Are we to assume, by your questioning logic, that all...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,348
Posted By rv7charlie
Or simply stay away from areas that are high on...

Or simply stay away from areas that are high on the alphabet scale...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By rv7charlie
It's easy, if everything else in the wiring...

It's easy, if everything else in the wiring system is 'known-good'.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By rv7charlie
As I mentioned, Van's uses the engine mount as...

As I mentioned, Van's uses the engine mount as ground path on the -14. The plane won't spin out of the air if you use the motor mount for a ground path. But...

DC welding on motor mounts has been...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By rv7charlie
Several thoughts; not intended as pokes at you;...

Several thoughts; not intended as pokes at you; just observations.

If your original ground broke at the terminal, it was either fabrication error, or installation error (wire not supported a few...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,055
Posted By rv7charlie
and from the 'somebody always has to top it dept',

I've got a couple of cans (likely from my dad's collection, or my teen years) of Havoline and a can of Quaker State that are literal cans; as in steel cans, rusting on the outside. I'd post pics,...
Forum: Southeast 04-15-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By rv7charlie
Have you called the nearest FSDO? The guys here...

Have you called the nearest FSDO? The guys here in MS do homebuilt inspections all the time for no charge.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,608
Posted By rv7charlie
Not sure I'd roll the dice on that; the whole...

Not sure I'd roll the dice on that; the whole problem with the old a/c synthetic was that it didn't suspend the lead in the oil. If it's not holding the lead in suspension, then you won't be draining...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,442
Posted By rv7charlie
That is a real concern that not many consider. A...

That is a real concern that not many consider. A friend tested it (test rig; not an actual tank) using a fuel injection style pump (higher flow/pressure than a Facet), and found that once the tank is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By rv7charlie
And Sikaflex, used by a lot of us instead of...

And Sikaflex, used by a lot of us instead of screws/rivets. And for at least one or two of us, instead of fiberglass.

I got mine from Jamestown Distributors (marine supply).

Charlie
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By rv7charlie
You can do that with the 600EXP? That's news....

You can do that with the 600EXP? That's news. Tell us more.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By rv7charlie
Chattanooga might surprise you. Downtown is kinda...

Chattanooga might surprise you. Downtown is kinda like a well restored vintage a/c. Good hotels, several good music clubs, the Tennessee Aquarium (it was great when we saw it years ago, and it's...
Forum: ADS-B 04-12-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,080
Posted By rv7charlie
Dan was nice enough to work with me to get copies...

Dan was nice enough to work with me to get copies of the Navworx docs and the console software into 'the cloud', so I'm paying it forward, if anyone else needs them. Below is a link to my Onedrive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By rv7charlie
I hope this isn't construed as splitting hairs,...

I hope this isn't construed as splitting hairs, but I question Mel's blanket statement that simply changing a prop requires a return to phase 1. Unless the regs have changed, my understanding is that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By rv7charlie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_O-235 Now...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_O-235

Now add at least 30-40 lbs to make it fly, & compare to the UL's number.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By rv7charlie
Not telling you what to do, but I just use longer...

Not telling you what to do, but I just use longer screws on the backplate perimeter. An oversize nut is a convenient shim/weight to clear the nutplate, and then nut/washer(s) as needed.

A lot of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-11-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By rv7charlie
https://www.mcmaster.com/grommets

https://www.mcmaster.com/grommets
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By rv7charlie
The technical issues I see are: Lighter weight...

The technical issues I see are:

Lighter weight engine (requires extended motor mount, possibly cowl, and if cowl is extended, *theoretical* destabilizing due to extended nose)

Slightly lower than...
Forum: Safety 04-10-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By rv7charlie
Not what you're asking for, but have you...

Not what you're asking for, but have you considered a radiant barrier instead? Might be more effective than another layer of firesleeve type material.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,993
Posted By rv7charlie
How high does it need to go, does it really need...

How high does it need to go, does it really need to roll around, and could you use...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-09-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By rv7charlie
Are you into acro? If not, you might consider...

Are you into acro? If not, you might consider expanding your search to include -9s. No acro, but I hear that they're better instrument platforms.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By rv7charlie
Seat belt installation heads-up

I just purchased a set of used seat belts, and noticed that the way the belts were threaded through the double-slot adjusters wasn't consistent. I wondered which was the correct way to thread them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By rv7charlie
Hi Don, As to how: IIRC, I just hung/removed...

Hi Don,

As to how: IIRC, I just hung/removed the bare mount by the top bolts and progressively trimmed until it cleared at the bottom. Check, remove, cut, repeat.

Again, if memory serves, I used a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-06-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,892
Posted By rv7charlie
Yes, you can get an 'amen' from someone who's had...

Yes, you can get an 'amen' from someone who's had 3 careers in various electronics fields.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-06-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,906
Posted By rv7charlie
re: BD-4 Define 'rough'. It's certainly not a...

re: BD-4



Define 'rough'. It's certainly not a bush plane, but turf was no problem at all for the old one I owned. As to 'ugly', is a Tailwind ugly? I figure, if it works and I don't like the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,804
Posted By rv7charlie
It's a 2nd step, but with externally regulated...

It's a 2nd step, but with externally regulated alternator, pulling the field breaker would work.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-05-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,906
Posted By rv7charlie
BTW, when Murphy showed the 1st Moose at SNF, I...

BTW, when Murphy showed the 1st Moose at SNF, I begged them for a speed-wing, but they weren't interested. I'd gladly give up 10 kts on the low end for 20kts cruise improvement while retaining that...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-05-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 107,906
Posted By rv7charlie
There are at least 3 all aluminum 'bushplane'...

There are at least 3 all aluminum 'bushplane' kits I can remember at the moment. The Murphy Super Rebel (now known as a flat engine Moose), the Dream Tundra, and the St Just Cyclone (a Cessna 180...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By rv7charlie
I know of someone (we won't say who) that has 10...

I know of someone (we won't say who) that has 10 *year* old Desoto brand sealant (kept in his freezer since around the expiration date) that has been used recently to successfully repair leaks in 25+...
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,017
Posted By rv7charlie
Maybe the f/p maker hits exactly what you want;...

Maybe the f/p maker hits exactly what you want; maybe not. A good gnd adj can let you hit your desired 'sweet spot' for your a/c.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By rv7charlie
A fair percentage also have cracks where the...

A fair percentage also have cracks where the epoxy meets the metal, too. (Different expansion rates)

Does the Weldon stay somewhat pliable after cure, like Sikaflex? If it does, perhaps that's the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By rv7charlie
Robin, I'll take them. How would you like...

Robin,

I'll take them. How would you like payment? I'm happy to do paypal friends and family to save the fees, if that works for you.

Charlie
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By rv7charlie
Any idea whether they'd fit a -4?

Any idea whether they'd fit a -4?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By rv7charlie
Oooo... please elaborate. :-)

Oooo... please elaborate. :-)
Forum: Primers 04-03-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By rv7charlie
I primed almost all my small parts with self-etch...

I primed almost all my small parts with self-etch primer in rattle cans. Hanging stuff on hooks is a guarantee of frustration for me; the parts take on a life of their own in the breeze from the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-02-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,080
Posted By rv7charlie
Thanks; on the way.

Thanks; on the way.
Forum: ADS-B 04-02-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,080
Posted By rv7charlie
I'm in the same boat (a/c); I'd appreciate a...

I'm in the same boat (a/c); I'd appreciate a copy, as well.

mcsophie@gmail.com

Thanks,

Charlie
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By rv7charlie
One last thing; be sure the battery has a full...

One last thing; be sure the battery has a full charge, preferably by charging it with a 'smart' charger until the charger tells you it's fully charged. Reason is that if your alternator voltage is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By rv7charlie
My 1st step would be to check voltage at the...

My 1st step would be to check voltage at the starter's 'fat' terminal(s), while cranking. To get valid results, you need the negative probe directly on the battery's negative post (not the terminal;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By rv7charlie
Jim, As a FWIW, there are thousands of...

Jim,

As a FWIW, there are thousands of automotive starters turning 320s, 360s, and likely, 540s on homebuilts without any problem. I've been using them on homebuilts since I bought my 1st in...
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