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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,961
Posted By Raymo
Lots of poorly driven rivets, usually. If also in...

Lots of poorly driven rivets, usually. If also in the wing spars, it would be a lot of work to fix.
Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 12:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 59,656
Posted By Raymo
Another option is to use the Rocket style (source...

Another option is to use the Rocket style (source of name unk) vents inside the wing root. Mine were both done in hours vs days. They usually only have 3 loops. I got carried away with this one...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Raymo
A pic of my slider sub-panel. The hole left of...

A pic of my slider sub-panel. The hole left of the EMS module goes fwd through the firewall. The hold left of the transponder goes fwd and down between the pilot/copilot for things like AP, trim,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,482
Posted By Raymo
Soap should work just fine, IMO. ACS sells Cheng...

Soap should work just fine, IMO. ACS sells Cheng Shin tires (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/azusaribbedflattire.php) and second ACS link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Raymo
I've only landed my -7A on grass once but it was...

I've only landed my -7A on grass once but it was a non-event. Short-field/soft-field techniques - keep the stick back and nose light while taxiing and during take-off and landing. Landing with aft CG...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Raymo
You'll want to ring out your serial/network...

You'll want to ring out your serial/network cables for proper continuity and make sure you don't have recessed pins in any connectors. If both screens are showing the same error, look for a common...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Raymo
Correct, the -7 longerons are twisted at the...

Correct, the -7 longerons are twisted at the forward end. I'd expect the same for the -12. In the top photo, I think the left and right are swapped.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Raymo
I believe you need U-713C-L and R for the -7A...

I believe you need U-713C-L and R for the -7A nose wheel pant.

https://i.imgur.com/rQlaqPKl.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Raymo
I used large, opposing tie-wraps, which is what...

I used large, opposing tie-wraps, which is what you see in the photo. One around two tubes with another wrapped around the middle of the tie-wrap between them. You could also use a short piece of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-09-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By Raymo
My hangar mate just installed the 4" Saber...

My hangar mate just installed the 4" Saber extension on his O-320 with standard Vans cowl. He removed two 2" extensions with bolts, which would work for you, if interested.

Main reason for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,455
Posted By Raymo
I believe Jesse Saint also provides the...

I believe Jesse Saint also provides the middle-man service.

I sold a 430W to a VAF member after removing it from the Lancair 320 I bought from the insurance company. The buyer had it checked out...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-09-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Raymo
Here is a pic of my -7A. Not quite finished but...

Here is a pic of my -7A. Not quite finished but you get the idea.

https://i.imgur.com/BeszwBOl.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Raymo
I used the Vans bolt, nut, washer setup but my...

I used the Vans bolt, nut, washer setup but my Grove wheel went to Anti-Splat for the bearing mod so pre-load is not a concern, along with re-packing the bearings every year.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Raymo
Or buy the new SDS covers that use an O-ring and...

Or buy the new SDS covers that use an O-ring and never have to worry about all that squishy stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Raymo
ACS has the roller lifter kits, which specify...

ACS has the roller lifter kits, which specify assembly required.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/ep/engines/superiorxp.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Raymo
Maybe the -7 gear is substantially different than...

Maybe the -7 gear is substantially different than the -7A but I love the way mine handles landings. Not bouncy at all and very forgiving of the occasional mis-judgement of height above runway.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By Raymo
This was my thought as well. Things get added to...

This was my thought as well. Things get added to the oil as part of the combustion process.
Forum: Job Board 02-07-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Raymo
Works for me as well. Would also love to work for...

Works for me as well. Would also love to work for Dynon but roots are too deep in south Georgia.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Raymo
Very nice! You are going to love the SV system.

Very nice! You are going to love the SV system.
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By Raymo
Tower complained of weak/broken for my SV radio...

Tower complained of weak/broken for my SV radio until I switched from Halo to Bose A20. All good now. The Halo picked up too much engine noise (straight pipes).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,523
Posted By Raymo
Touche, Bill. I read and read and did not see...

Touche, Bill. I read and read and did not see that information.
Forum: Southeast 01-31-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Raymo
Vic Syracuse is in that area.

Vic Syracuse is in that area.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By Raymo
Congratulations! The sky is no longer the limit!

Congratulations! The sky is no longer the limit!
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Raymo
If you are using GMail, another user posted the...

If you are using GMail, another user posted the steps on setting up a filter (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1018055&postcount=22) that would keep VAF mail from going to Junk....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,523
Posted By Raymo
If, by "adjust it", you mean modifying the...

If, by "adjust it", you mean modifying the AD-AHRS mount, that would be true. There is no adjustment otherwise. Why someone would want or need to adjust this in an EFIS is the question in my mind.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,523
Posted By Raymo
Likely true with some AHRS but the Dynon AD-AHRS...

Likely true with some AHRS but the Dynon AD-AHRS must be mounted within 1 degree of all three aircraft axes. (Page 5-9 of the install manual).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Raymo
AOPA has a good selection tool you can use...

AOPA has a good selection tool you can use (https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/aircraft-and-ownership/ads-b/ads-b-selector). Any answer would require more questions before it would be helpful.

* Panning on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Raymo
There doesn't seem to be an ideal place in a...

There doesn't seem to be an ideal place in a slider -7 to mount the ELT antenna. I opted to mount mine on the right side above the flap mechanism with the tip inserted through a hole in the diagonal...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-29-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,709
Posted By Raymo
We lost a horse not long ago and a friend brought...

We lost a horse not long ago and a friend brought up the rainbow bridge. I had not heard of it previously and the original author is unknown.

Enjoy.

https://www.rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By Raymo
Can you post a picture? I am not clear on your...

Can you post a picture? I am not clear on your description but the only thing coming through the rear spar would be the wires to the trim servo.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,768
Posted By Raymo
As you come back to idle, the flow divider comes...

As you come back to idle, the flow divider comes into play. You might want to disassemble it (it's in the AFP manual) and check for junk - especially since you say you did not install the inline...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Raymo
Unfortunately, PhotoBucket high-jacked your pic....

Unfortunately, PhotoBucket high-jacked your pic. Most people have moved to another sharing site (I like IMGUR).

I think the position for mixture noted for carb is also fine for fwd facing FI. You'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,523
Posted By Raymo
Are you planning to build or buy? If buying, I...

Are you planning to build or buy? If buying, I suspect you'll find a -9(A) faster than a -7(A). Either will serve your mission well. The rest is likely nit-picking around the fringes of your mission...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By Raymo
I will have a FL 760A for sale in the near...

I will have a FL 760A for sale in the near future, if you don't find anything in the next couple weeks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By Raymo
A similar service for a standard mag is about 3...

A similar service for a standard mag is about 3 times that amount for just one. I'd also be happy with the fee paid for a P-Mag update. No software is perfect.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By Raymo
I'm with Paul. Since you already have a 1/8" bit,...

I'm with Paul. Since you already have a 1/8" bit, use it. Very close to #30 in size (.1285 vs .125)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-25-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,953
Posted By Raymo
7s don't seem to come up for sale very often. You...

7s don't seem to come up for sale very often. You should be able to find a -6 much easier (more built). I know of a nice -8 for sale, if that would work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,399
Posted By Raymo
A friend has his upgraded last year for 3-3.5k....

A friend has his upgraded last year for 3-3.5k. It came back looking brand new with all software upgrades and antenna.

Be sure to save (take pictures of) your settings before pulling it out of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By Raymo
Go ahead and do the Super Tracks and Almost -14...

Go ahead and do the Super Tracks and Almost -14 mod while you are at it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Raymo
I did the Rocket style vents in the wing root....

I did the Rocket style vents in the wing root. Much easier than the plans routing and it works great.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Raymo
Here is a thread on...

Here is a thread on alternatives.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=154509&highlight=filter
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,385
Posted By Raymo
Mine was similar until I installed the gear...

Mine was similar until I installed the gear fairings but I also had to retard the timing of my P-Mag a couple degrees to help until the gear fairings were installed.

If fairings are installed, check...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Raymo
BandC.aero have a number of options. Half the...

BandC.aero have a number of options. Half the price of the Lycoming brand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Raymo
Another plug for Gallagher but Jenny is no longer...

Another plug for Gallagher but Jenny is no longer devoted to RVs.

Gallagher required 1 hour of transition training in a -6A, -7A or 9A when I was quoted for my -7A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Raymo
If you plan to carry a PLB (I do), the need to...

If you plan to carry a PLB (I do), the need to access the ELT may not be important.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Raymo
Adding to Carl's info, I would suggest a wobble...

Adding to Carl's info, I would suggest a wobble check of that intake valve. While watching with the bore scope, see if the valve shifts as it closes.

The burning and seat appear abnormal to me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,458
Posted By Raymo
If you haven't already, check with Gallagher (VAF...

If you haven't already, check with Gallagher (VAF advertiser). My premium dropped nearly $300 after my first year. I am a low time (250ish hrs) but flew close to 150 in the past year on just my PPL;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Raymo
I installed mine just behind the bulkhead (on the...

I installed mine just behind the bulkhead (on the right side) using the Vans standard mount plate, with some new holes for alignment. For the same reason (W&B), I have it as close to the bulkhead as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Raymo
I have it. Shoot me an email and I'll send you a...

I have it. Shoot me an email and I'll send you a copy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By Raymo
Congrats! Now the fun begins and you'll wonder...

Congrats! Now the fun begins and you'll wonder what to do with all the extra time you have post build.

Though, as others have stated, we never really finish working on our pride and joy. Lots of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-16-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,625
Posted By Raymo
I've been using and very happy with this heat...

I've been using and very happy with this heat shrink (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F2LFEWA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) available online at reasonable cost. It is heavy duty...
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By Raymo
An update on the Dynon forum yesterday suggests...

An update on the Dynon forum yesterday suggests they have fixed a few issues but are still working on one or more fixes/improvements - both hardware (uAvionics) and software.

That thread was started...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,036
Posted By Raymo
I had no WiFi at my hangar but the FBO, about 100...

I had no WiFi at my hangar but the FBO, about 100 yards away does. I used the following to get set up. You will also need to configure the FBO router firewall for port-forwarding.

Two of these. One...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,762
Posted By Raymo
I power on my dual Dynon 1000T EFIS prior to...

I power on my dual Dynon 1000T EFIS prior to startup. Both screens have backup batteries to deal with low voltage during engine start. Dynon confirms this is no problem for their system (as do other...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,460
Posted By Raymo
FI Pros: * Will eventually pay for itself via...

FI Pros:

* Will eventually pay for itself via fuel savings.
* Should run smoother once injectors are tuned since each cylinder will be making about the same amount of power via more precise...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,348
Posted By Raymo
An option for flexible wiring is to buy an old...

An option for flexible wiring is to buy an old phone handset coiled wire, cut the ends off and wire it in from your throttle quadrant. Very durable and no worries about wire chafing.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,915
Posted By Raymo
I have Tom's excellent lines as well but not the...

I have Tom's excellent lines as well but not the EIC. I wonder why the "A" curve is not the default (jumper out) when nearly all installs are recommended to use it.

A small inline fuel filter can be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,849
Posted By Raymo
You'll need a charger specifically approved for...

You'll need a charger specifically approved for your EarthX battery. This one (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EV1CTDY/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=IBINTJEYQPV5I&colid=3CHQF0P4OK7S9&th=1) comes with the quick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,771
Posted By Raymo
Depending on the amount of wear, a check of...

Depending on the amount of wear, a check of lifter movement would indicate a worn lobe but, in this case, maybe not during the pre-buy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,543
Posted By Raymo
One 3/8" drive torque wrench 20-200 inch lb...

One 3/8" drive torque wrench 20-200 inch lb (click type), one 3/8" drive 10-100 foot lb and one 1/4" for smaller (AN3) hardware. Beam type are fine for some jobs but you cannot always see the gauge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By Raymo
Another happy Infinity grip user with the...

Another happy Infinity grip user with the following:

* Coolie hat = roll/pitch trim
* Trigger = PTT
* Middle thumb button = A/P disable / enable (3 second hold)
* Upper right thumb button = Radio...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Raymo
Some options. JDAir extenasions....

Some options.

JDAir extenasions. (http://www.jdair.com/rudder-pedal-extensions-for-vans-rv-aircraft-rv-4-rv-6-rv-7-rv-9-rv-10/)

Vans' version...
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