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Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By rapid_ascent
One More F-652 Question

I saw a note on the drawing that the top of the F-652 needs to be notched for sliding canopies. I went to Drawing 42 as referenced but I can't seem to find any note or dimensions of said notch. Any...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok. Thanks guys. That's what I figured.

Ok. Thanks guys. That's what I figured.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By rapid_ascent
F-652 Mounting Direction

I'm at the point of cutting the corners off of the F-652. Looks doable but one edge has a slight bend. I'm guessing this should be the side that mates against the F-751 Lower Baggage Bulkhead but the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-14-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By rapid_ascent
GTX-335 1:1 Pic

Does anyone have or know where to find a 1:1 picture of the GTX-335 for my paper panel that I have up on the wall?

Otherwise I guess I'll have to go through scaling and printing a forest of prints.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,911
Posted By rapid_ascent
Maybe I'll try calling.

Maybe I'll try calling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,911
Posted By rapid_ascent
Step Repair

I tried emailing Russ about my step repair. Is the contact information still good?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-02-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By rapid_ascent
Unit has been sold.

Unit has been sold.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-31-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By rapid_ascent
GTX-330ES $2,150.00

Lowered again.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thanks for all the comments. Bill, thanks for the...

Thanks for all the comments. Bill, thanks for the Vans drawing.

I think I understand the intent. Now it's just how far I go off on my own with any modifications.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By rapid_ascent
Bill, PM sent. Ray

Bill,

PM sent.

Ray
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By rapid_ascent
Boost Pump Mounting Instructions

Does anyone know about a drawing or set of instructructions for mounting the electric fuel pump? I ordered the F-7115A/B/C parts. I'm probably not going to use the Airflow Performance fuel pump. At...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By rapid_ascent
What model number is the servo?

What model number is the servo?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-28-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By rapid_ascent
$2,250 + shipping.

$2,250 + shipping.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-27-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,840
Posted By rapid_ascent
Rob, I designed it. I'm a EE by trade. Its...

Rob,

I designed it. I'm a EE by trade. Its nothing really complicated. There are other similar designs around. I just put the functions in that I wanted for my plane.

If you give your email address...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-27-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok. Lowered one last time to see if I can sell it.

Ok. Lowered one last time to see if I can sell it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-26-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By rapid_ascent
Lowered to $2,350.

Lowered to $2,350.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-25-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By rapid_ascent
Lowered to $2,500.

Lowered to $2,500.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-23-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By rapid_ascent
What servo model is it? Willing to sell...

What servo model is it? Willing to sell separately?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-23-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By rapid_ascent
Lot's of views, but no responses. If this is too...

Lot's of views, but no responses. If this is too high make an offer.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-22-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By rapid_ascent
SOLD Garmin GTX-330ES Transponder

I just received this unit back from Garmin after having the ES upgrade. Has FAA 8130-3 from Garmin dated Dec. 6, 2017. Included with the rack, back plate and the mating connector. Asking $2,150 +...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,780
Posted By rapid_ascent
I've ordered a "few" replacement parts. I was...

I've ordered a "few" replacement parts. I was like you in the beginning but now I don't think twice. It's part of the process. You make mistakes you fix them and move on. Hopefully you become more...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thread Sealant Application Method

I have a basic question about the application of thread sealants. I'm using some loctite thread sealant on my NPT fittings. I don't recall the exact number at the moment. I apply a small bead of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-26-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By rapid_ascent
I tend to agree. You can measure the pitch of the...

I tend to agree. You can measure the pitch of the contacts. 3.0 mm is likely the molex micro variant.
Forum: Tools 11-15-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By rapid_ascent
It sounds like you have made your decision, but...

It sounds like you have made your decision, but I'll add my 2 cents for others. I have both and I think the dies from the Yard Store work fine. I do think they are of lower quality. The type of metal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,706
Posted By rapid_ascent
Mike, I'll take a look and try to find those...

Mike, I'll take a look and try to find those parts. PM me if you don't hear from me and I forget about it.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By rapid_ascent
I found a similar relay at Mouser or Digikey. I...

I found a similar relay at Mouser or Digikey. I think it was a Panasonic that had the mounting tab and faston terminals. Seemed like a good solution to me, but it's not operational yet. Relays are...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By rapid_ascent
I don't love mine. I tend to use it only when I...

I don't love mine. I tend to use it only when I don't seem to have anything else that will work. It's a usable tool but I prefer other options.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,998
Posted By rapid_ascent
Chris, Jumping in here late in the thread I...

Chris,

Jumping in here late in the thread I realize, but is this a new engine from Superior or was it built by a third party? I have been considering a Superior XP-360 for my bird but two reported...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By rapid_ascent
I agree it's a little confusing about what...

I agree it's a little confusing about what exactly needs to be done while attaching the forward side skins. I'm in process at that stage. So far I've left some of the forward rivets out in addition...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By rapid_ascent
I used a unibit and drilled working from both...

I used a unibit and drilled working from both sides. I did mine while the pieces were clecoed together so I could then prime the holes.

I also bought some other grommets from McMaster at the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,335
Posted By rapid_ascent
I was looking at their website recently since I...

I was looking at their website recently since I already have a GTR-200 but I'd still like a Nav receiver. It wasn't clear to me from the website description that it would integrate with the G3x Touch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah I started thinking about that too, but I...

Yeah I started thinking about that too, but I decided I have plenty of side projects.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By rapid_ascent
My minimum lot charge was around $85 if I recall...

My minimum lot charge was around $85 if I recall correctly. I too was worried about color variation since I wasn't sure if all of the pieces were the same alloy and I had read that there could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By rapid_ascent
I had my rudder pedals done locally in the bay...

I had my rudder pedals done locally in the bay area. You should shop around in your area. Some places don't really want to deal with these small jobs. The place I found did a good job and I was happy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By rapid_ascent
Ok that's what I figured. i just wasn't sure why...

Ok that's what I figured. i just wasn't sure why there was even a notch there.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-18-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By rapid_ascent
F-757 Plate Fitting Details (Slider)

Late last night I fitted my F-757 plate on the right side. All went well. The one detail I'm unsure about is that at the forward side of the curved cutout it extends slightly inboard, maybe 1/16",...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,840
Posted By rapid_ascent
Annunciator Lights

Hi gang. Has anyone installed their annunciator lights yet?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah so it sounds like your diode is dead. Order...

Yeah so it sounds like your diode is dead. Order another and check it first before install. No big deal.

As noted, if the diode was installed at some point where it was forward biased and it didn't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By rapid_ascent
If you have a digital multimeter you can check...

If you have a digital multimeter you can check the diode. Most have a diode check position. Forward should be about 0.7V. If it doesn't have a diode check position use the ohms range. Forward low...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By rapid_ascent
I had mine hard anodized. We'll see at some point...

I had mine hard anodized. We'll see at some point in the future how well that lasts and whether it was worth the money.
Forum: Interiors 07-07-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 29,004
Posted By rapid_ascent
These all look great. Luke I did have a question,...

These all look great. Luke I did have a question, which I think I know the answer to, but... Here goes.

If I was buy a portion of the interior package. Let's say the seats and carpeting with the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-05-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By rapid_ascent
Big milestone for sure. It seems like I'll never...

Big milestone for sure. It seems like I'll never get to that point. I have one of the forward side skins mostly on. Not sure how long before I can flip mine. Real progress seems to be very slow at...
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By rapid_ascent
It took me a little while to figure out what they...

It took me a little while to figure out what they intended, at least on the RV-7A. The idea is that the bulkhead fitting sits on the landing gear mount. The hole in the bottom skin is just a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By rapid_ascent
I've been using it under Windows 7 for a while....

I've been using it under Windows 7 for a while. It seems to work fine. I don't remember doing any special configuration to get it to work though.
Forum: Safety 06-22-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,047
Posted By rapid_ascent
Wow. That sounds like just the kinda plane I'd be...

Wow. That sounds like just the kinda plane I'd be looking for if I was in the market.
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-14-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,930
Posted By rapid_ascent
Oh I was thinking one set was for inverted...

Oh I was thinking one set was for inverted flight.:D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,622
Posted By rapid_ascent
Brian, Can you provide some more specifics on...

Brian,

Can you provide some more specifics on the Garmin device? Part number, how to obtain it and etc.

Thanks
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-05-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By rapid_ascent
There appear to be quite a few instructions that...

There appear to be quite a few instructions that are missing in this phase. I never found where it said to actually rivet the aft and center sections together. Read ahead a little so that you won't...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-05-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By rapid_ascent
I was super worried about mine, but I deburred...

I was super worried about mine, but I deburred fully and did it according to the plans. I seemed to work out fine. One thing I would say is that it might be helpful to have a small radius on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,128
Posted By rapid_ascent
First off you can get a .dxf CAD file from Vans...

First off you can get a .dxf CAD file from Vans of the panel shape. I know this is the case for the RV-7, but I assume they are available for other models.

I used frontpanelexpress.com for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By rapid_ascent
I have no knowledge of the exact mounting...

I have no knowledge of the exact mounting configuration that you are referring to, just general electronics experience. There are a couple of general solutions. Garmin I'm sure has the "correct"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By rapid_ascent
Thomas, Typically the "jackscrews" come with the...

Thomas,

Typically the "jackscrews" come with the backshells for the connectors. The backshell has a strain relief for the wires and it provides the attachment hardware. In a bind you can use short...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,905
Posted By rapid_ascent
John, Do you know if these lines are pressure...

John,

Do you know if these lines are pressure tested?
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-24-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 47,334
Posted By rapid_ascent
Well I guess I'll need to look again . I don't...

Well I guess I'll need to look again . I don't remember seeing them. My fuse kit is a year and a half old.
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-23-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 47,334
Posted By rapid_ascent
It's probably like the steps they made an...

It's probably like the steps they made an improvement but it's not a mandatory change. Mine don't have that little reinforcement piece.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By rapid_ascent
I think it depends on your plan for your wiring....

I think it depends on your plan for your wiring. Using bus bars is a good approach if you are using circuit breakers. If you are using fuses then the fuse block provides the power distribution to the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-23-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 47,334
Posted By rapid_ascent
I couldn't find an AD or SB for the rudder bars...

I couldn't find an AD or SB for the rudder bars for an RV-7x.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,331
Posted By rapid_ascent
Adam, I'm in the middle of the fuse build now....

Adam,

I'm in the middle of the fuse build now. You don't really need a big bench for this construction. I bought 4 metal saw horses from HF to place the fuse on while it is in progress. They seem to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-23-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,208
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yeah I was just thinking of the two rows of...

Yeah I was just thinking of the two rows of rivets that join the aft and mid sections. I'll leave the corner ribs until I put the side skins back on or at a minimum I'll leave some of the corner rib...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,208
Posted By rapid_ascent
Yep. Never says to rivet.

Yep. Never says to rivet.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,208
Posted By rapid_ascent
This is an old thread but I guess things haven't...

This is an old thread but I guess things haven't changed. I read through the instructions a couple of times to make sure I hadn't missed it. No reference to joining the aft and mid fuselage sections...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,105
Posted By rapid_ascent
Diode electrical symbol look like this:...

Diode electrical symbol look like this: ---|>|----. Best I can do with text. Current flows in the direction of the arrow, positive to negative. The banded end is the cathode. When used with a relay...
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