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Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-17-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
From my experience, Hawaii RVators keep a pretty...

From my experience, Hawaii RVators keep a pretty low profile here on VAF. They inevitably get hit up by tourists if they publicize their location too widely. ;):o
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Just because one thing is good, doesn't mean all is well...

I was just going to post that Odyssey's do indeed, according to their literature, like higher voltages than other batteries. However, and this a BIG however, Plane Power regulators are to my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Ditto this. My first cowl flap came with...

Ditto this. My first cowl flap came with signficant binding that I didn't realize mattered. After repeated blown fuses and even some attempts to file out the binding I contacted Alan at AntiSplat...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-15-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Have been using the stock Vans cables for 7 years...

Have been using the stock Vans cables for 7 years and 500 hours. Regarding your second concern, absolutely no complaints. I just set the friction control so that it's clearly providing some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Tempest has a new filter called EZSpin that...

Tempest has a new filter called EZSpin that doesn’t require lube like its old version did. For all others, as far as I know, a light film of DC-4 is appropriate or oil if DC-4 is not handy. Good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
I would be a bit reluctant to drill a no. 8 hole...

I would be a bit reluctant to drill a no. 8 hole in my longeron, let alone just for the purpose of attaching a non-structural fairing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-19-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Standard method is described in your construction...

Standard method is described in your construction manual and shown on Van's drawings. Uses plastic grommets surrounded by sealant. For added protection, some choose to install stainless shields...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
It's a non-issue in my experience. Properly...

It's a non-issue in my experience. Properly tapped, and reasonably torqued, the screws will stay put just fine. I've never had one back out at all between condition inspections, 7 years running.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Transition training with Mike Seager or another...

Transition training with Mike Seager or another qualified transition trainer would easily get you the hours you need. Well worth the time and resources. Good luck.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
I have a 0-320-D2A and 2-blade Catto, dual slick...

I have a 0-320-D2A and 2-blade Catto, dual slick mags. When warm I can get a smooth idle down around 700 rpm or so while on the ground, but that is still way too fast for landing unless I want to...
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,240
Given the very good climb rates of RV's , even...

Given the very good climb rates of RV's , even with a fixed-pitch cruise prop, I'm not sure what the advantage of a ground adjustable prop is. A constant-speed prop would be great for maximum...
Forum: Safety 04-02-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,936
I've experienced this and this is exactly the...

I've experienced this and this is exactly the advice I would give. Yes, you might be able to move it if you slow down to just above stall speed, but why take the risk? Just continue around the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Best advice that is constantly repeated on this...

Best advice that is constantly repeated on this forum:
If you primarily want to fly, buy an already completed one. If you want to build, then build.

You mention you wonder how much “experience” or...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-28-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,417
My Ace hardware has 3M no slip in bulk rolls. ...

My Ace hardware has 3M no slip in bulk rolls. Just cut off as much as you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Between the much better readability of the 696...

Between the much better readability of the 696 regardless of lighting and the much more finicky touch screen of the iPad, I much prefer the 696 for day-to-day navigating. If you really like touch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,175
I didn't vote because this poll needs a third...

I didn't vote because this poll needs a third option of "both." It's not an either-or in my opinion.

I want an ELT because I want it to go off automatically if I am incapacitated. Even if already...
Forum: Safety 03-23-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,572
Ditto to what everyone else has said above, but I...

Ditto to what everyone else has said above, but I would only add that approaches exceeding 1.3-1.4 stall speed in the landing configuration, in the 9/9A, are going to make your landings more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
It should smooth out over time, within reason. ...

It should smooth out over time, within reason. Plexi seems to continue to form to frame over time, perhaps with the natural heat from sitting in the sun. Good luck.
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,198
Can't speak to SFO area, nor do I have any ATC...

Can't speak to SFO area, nor do I have any ATC background, but every time I've been at a fly-in seminar with ATC panelists, their response has consistently been that, workload permitting, they prefer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
0-320 instead of a 360, but the process should be...

0-320 instead of a 360, but the process should be the same...

I found a crack in one of my primer lines right above a hot cylinder after about 100 hours of flying, fortunately before it could cause...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
I can't imagine trying to mount an 8.5x11 holder...

I can't imagine trying to mount an 8.5x11 holder anywhere in any small aircraft, let alone an RV. If it were me, I would just fold it up with some of the print in view (to make it "legible") and put...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
I can't imagine a competent DAR would let you get...

I can't imagine a competent DAR would let you get away with a control stick that could bind or interfere with any part of the aircraft. Yes, it's highly unlikely that you'd ever be in a situation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,651
You haven't been around the RV community very...

You haven't been around the RV community very long I'm guessing! Nothing that comes from them is unappreciated for those who have been.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
I’m sure I’m not the most efficient, but after...

I’m sure I’m not the most efficient, but after doing my 6th condition inspection this past fall I’ve learned to plan about 40 man-hours per inspection very consistently. Not sure how I could do it...
Forum: Reviews 02-20-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Hi Galin- What do those black bands over the...

Hi Galin-
What do those black bands over the power and ground wires adjacent to the lamps represent?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-12-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,874
90% of my rivets that folded over were due to the...

90% of my rivets that folded over were due to the rivet being slightly too long. Don't be a slave to the rivet callouts in the plans. If you can get a milspec sized shop head with a 1/2-size...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,072
According to who?

According to who?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,986
Ditto. As long as you have a flat floor I'm not...

Ditto. As long as you have a flat floor I'm not sure there's anything to be gained by gluing the paper to a piece of wood.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
The $300 ones are for people who are building...

The $300 ones are for people who are building $150K RV's and the <$40 ones are for people building $65K RVs. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Here's the one I've been using. No noise and...

Here's the one I've been using. No noise and easily powers my Stratux ADS-B and Ipad mini at the same time.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HPSY596/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Pair of vice-grips on what is left of the head...

Pair of vice-grips on what is left of the head should do the trick but your method should work too. Good luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
I just use the front two screws as well. No...

I just use the front two screws as well. No problems in 500 hrs. Camlocs would be a major pain here, just in terms of getting top cowl to sit down over the bottom cowl.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Did you get the Van's Builder Manual with the...

Did you get the Van's Builder Manual with the purchase of the plane? If not, you should purchase a copy from Van's. Inside you will find instructions for how to do a proper weight and balance...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-15-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,228
Pretty airport. Where's that at?

Pretty airport. Where's that at?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,150
Anyone who has built their plane should have real...

Anyone who has built their plane should have real measurements derived from phase 1 testing, and every plane will be a bit different due to static/pitot/asi instrument/weight particulars. Bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
In my experience, EGTs are one of the most...

In my experience, EGTs are one of the most misunderstood pieces of engine monitor data. Absolute EGT values have almost no meaning, particularly because they are HIGHLY dependent on where the probes...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-19-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
OK. Maybe more complicated than I thought. Maybe...

OK. Maybe more complicated than I thought. Maybe I will need to go with another flasher.



That's definitely an affordable alternative, Ed. Can you elaborate on what your switch configuration is? ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-19-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Resistor for wig-wag using Squadron Pros

I'm in the process of upgrading my landing/taxi lights from Duckworks halogens to Baja Designs Squadron Pros. My B&C SS1 flasher works just fine wig-wagging my two 55W halogen bulbs but it does not...
Forum: RV-4 11-29-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
The gap you are seeing after edge forming likely...

The gap you are seeing after edge forming likely has nothing to do with the edge forming. Getting the leading edge skins to butt up against the top and bottom skins has more to do with getting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,427
This is what I just picked...

This is what I just picked up...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076J3GJ3F/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Looks nice, not cheap. Used some self stick Velcro to attach it to side skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,866
You might try bleeding your fuel line to the fp...

You might try bleeding your fuel line to the fp transducer. All the problems above in this thread could be a result of an extra bit of air in the sensor line. This would also explain the engine not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-30-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Loosens up over time too.

Loosens up over time too.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,622
You can if the wire is sized for it. If not, it...

You can if the wire is sized for it. If not, it should be pretty easy to rewire with larger gauge. It's just two wires: one from main bus to avbus switch, the second from avbus switch to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,622
A 15A fuse might have been sufficient for the...

A 15A fuse might have been sufficient for the avionics buss when the plane was first built, but the addition of new or different avionics might very well now be trying to pull greater than 15A,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Thanks Jesse. I had overlooked the “or similarly...

Thanks Jesse. I had overlooked the “or similarly worded” phrase. It seems like that gives me enough leeway to log something both relevant to my change and within the spirit of the operating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
This has been rehashed multiple times, including...

This has been rehashed multiple times, including clear input from Mel most recently, within the last 2 weeks here on VAF. FAA has pretty clear language that anything that affects the control system...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
DAR question-post 5 hour phase 1 logbook language

Can someone help with required logbook entry after a “major change” autopilot addition that required a 5-hour phase 1 test period per local FSDO. The following is what my operating limitations say,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,364
So let me know I have the gist of this...

So let me know I have the gist of this thread:

This rebate is essentially irrelevant for us in the EAB community unless we want to purchase/install TSO'd equipment for which we will almost certainly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Do a search on “rv7 vs rv9” above and you will...

Do a search on “rv7 vs rv9” above and you will find days’ worth of reading! Since the planes haven’t changed in the 15+ years since they came out, neither have the debates! Good luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Back to the original question... I’m interested...

Back to the original question... I’m interested in how quick the approval process was for those who went back into phase 1 and who have similar operating limitations as I. Am I likely to get away...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Thanks Mel. My op lims say I must “notify” and...

Thanks Mel. My op lims say I must “notify” and “obtain concurrence” from FSDO “as to the suitability of the proposed test area.” Doesn’t say whether it has to be written.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Return to Phase 1 time frame/process

Not including engine or prop changes (which are in a different category paperwork wise), what is the actual process for coordinating with the FSDO per op lims for a less but still “major change” like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
Thanks Gil. I have a bunch of these exact (7101)...

Thanks Gil. I have a bunch of these exact (7101) switches that came with my intercom system to be used as stereo/mono switches. Being as little as they are I questioned whether they could handle the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
One miniature switch I found was 5A at 28Vdc, so...

One miniature switch I found was 5A at 28Vdc, so that gets at the DC part of the issue, but if I'm running a 14Vdc system, the same maximum resistance would only allow me 2.5A. My electrical physics...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-05-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,428
5A small/miniature on-off toggle switch?

I'm putting a on-off toggle switch on my panel for the 5A circuit that runs power to the Dynon autopilot servos. For aesthetic reasons, I'd prefer not to use a full size switch. Does anyone know if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,343
If you build a Stratux (or buy an equivalent) it...

If you build a Stratux (or buy an equivalent) it will provide GPS to your Ipad with the added benefit of ADS-B in.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
6/7/9 hole in seatback bulkhead for under longeron wiring

For RV-6, 7, 9...

I've seen it here recently, but I'm having a hard time finding the old RVator article or other guide that described mirroring on the right side (for additional wire routing...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Got a super fast reply from Don at Dynon. He...

Got a super fast reply from Don at Dynon. He mocked up the hardware installation and agreed that it was very close. He recommended inserting the bolt through the servo arm opposite the way...
Forum: Autopilots 09-28-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
New Dynon RV-9 (Revision I-July 2017) roll servo installation questions

I'm installing a roll servo in my RV-9 and have questions, particularly because it's the newer Revision I version that appears to have changed significantly in both the parts list and orientation of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,736
Question for FAA (or anyone): How is it safer to...

Question for FAA (or anyone):
How is it safer to use a random bunch of N#s that no one in an untowered pattern can remember as opposed to type and maybe even color? I’d take the latter any day!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Mine always seems to leak at 135-degrees. I...

Mine always seems to leak at 135-degrees. I generally use 180-degrees past finger tight and it seems to do better.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,473
For me, VFR only, I am more than happy with just...

For me, VFR only, I am more than happy with just one Dynon D180. Way more capable than any panel I had flown on in the past. One SkyView would be even better, but I built before SV's came along. ...
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