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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By Raymo
Give SteinAir a call. I'd be they can help.

Give SteinAir a call. I'd be they can help.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Raymo
Looks great. I wish I had painted my canopy frame...

Looks great. I wish I had painted my canopy frame black, as you did. Going to be a pain to do it now.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By Raymo
A long pry bar on the spar bolts will help, too....

A long pry bar on the spar bolts will help, too. Plan to replace them when the wings go back on.

Sorry for you luck!
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Raymo
Flaps are generally in a "reflex" position,...

Flaps are generally in a "reflex" position, meaning they will be a little higher than the ailerons. I believe the goal is to have the flaps up against the rear spar so the flap mechanism is not under...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,662
Posted By Raymo
No matter which you choose (sounds like the -14),...

No matter which you choose (sounds like the -14), give Lycon (http://www.lycon.com/)a call and talk to them about getting the most performance out of your engine without having to go turbo.

You...
Forum: ADS-B 05-09-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Raymo
My -7A has the transponder antenna on the right,...

My -7A has the transponder antenna on the right, just forward of the spar, protected by the gear weldment. The ADS-B in antenna is on the opposite side.

Comm antenna is under the copilot seat,...
Forum: ADS-B 05-09-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By Raymo
You can slide an Avidyne IFD-440 in the 430W tray...

You can slide an Avidyne IFD-440 in the 430W tray and be set.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Raymo
I emailed Superior about this and their response...

I emailed Superior about this and their response was that their sump holds the same amount (8 QT) as the old style. Filling to 8 QT will not result in burning more oil but will likely result in it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Raymo
I did my side skirts just like Lars and it worked...

I did my side skirts just like Lars and it worked quite well.
Forum: ADS-B 05-07-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,530
Posted By Raymo
Two options will work with the 330 as is: *...

Two options will work with the 330 as is:

* UAvionix Skybeacon (or Tailbeacon)
* Garmin GDL82

Both are 978 type ADS-B Out solutions. If you equip with the 650, it can be the GPS source for either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Raymo
It is more about the browser capability than the...

It is more about the browser capability than the operating system and should work fine on Android but won't be much good while flying.
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By Raymo
Depends on the proseal but generally you'll get...

Depends on the proseal but generally you'll get 30-60 minutes, at most. You can mix freeze it to extend the useful life.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By Raymo
Richmond Hill, GA, just outside of Savannah, in...

Richmond Hill, GA, just outside of Savannah, in case something comes up on your return trip. Several RV'ers at exit 21, Ridgeland, SC as well (3J1).

95 is horrible around the GA/SC line, most of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,356
Posted By Raymo
Ed Wischmeyer had a -8 for sale at KSAV but it...

Ed Wischmeyer had a -8 for sale at KSAV but it has an O320. Not sure on the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By Raymo
Fall/winter has the best weather, typically....

Fall/winter has the best weather, typically. After the hurricane season has ended.

Summer weather has a lot of small storms that pop up but they are usually short lived (hours). Spring, at least...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Raymo
Larry, I used pieces of PVC tubing, cut about ...

Larry,

I used pieces of PVC tubing, cut about 1/4" wide for spacers. These are about 1/8" thick. Clamp them in place starting at the front and aft middle of the frame. You'll skip the shimmed area...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Raymo
Best to call Clint and get the answer from him...

Best to call Clint and get the answer from him versus getting it from him through Vans.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By Raymo
Ohm's law equation: V = I R Volts = AMPS x...

Ohm's law equation: V = I R

Volts = AMPS x Resistance

The VPX is likely reading from a location with less resistance than the battery.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-29-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Raymo
I don't think anyone uses the Vans AHRS mount due...

I don't think anyone uses the Vans AHRS mount due to the fact that the Dynon AD-AHRS is also a mag compass and must be mounted at least 2 feet from any magnetic interference.

Here is a common and...
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Raymo
The 337 does not apply to EAB. I don't know what...

The 337 does not apply to EAB. I don't know what the regs say around moving equipment but I would think the FAA expects it to be a permanent installation. You'd certainly have to update the tail...
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Raymo
I know this can't be done with GA aircraft...

I know this can't be done with GA aircraft because it requires a 337 with I/A sign-off after installation. If proper transponder/ADS-B ground test equipment is not available, another 337 is required...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By Raymo
Great intro! I was somewhat happy with my...

Great intro! I was somewhat happy with my Cherokee 140 until I rode in a friends RV-8. I hated the Cherokee after that day and soon found a -7A kit that needed a new owner. Been broke ever since!
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-18-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Raymo
Talk to Abbie at FlightLine Interiors. They make...

Talk to Abbie at FlightLine Interiors. They make a nice boot to seal the aileron tubes. You'll also need to seal the wing root, though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Raymo
Found this in the Q&A on ACS for the Alcor...

Found this in the Q&A on ACS for the Alcor probes. You can also order from Dynon (owner of AFS). From their order form: EGT, Hose Clamp, 1.00-2.25”, Lycoming/Continental/Superior$36 P/N:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,916
Posted By Raymo
Here's the stuff I bought, with weight in mind,...

Here's the stuff I bought, with weight in mind, for last OSH but didn't make it.


CORE 6 Person Dome Tent 11' x9'
Ultra-Lightweight Sleeping Bag, Terra Hiker Campact Sleeping Bag
Moon Lence...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Raymo
The 262, as stated above, is compliant with a...

The 262, as stated above, is compliant with a UAT/978 ADS-B out solution.
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-16-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Raymo
Need to know where you are getting your tach...

Need to know where you are getting your tach reading. Magneto? P-Mag? Other?

If magneto, are you pulling from the p-lead?

Have you confirmed the PPR is set to 2 (assuming 4 cylinder).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Raymo
You can use the 262 if it is used with a 978...

You can use the 262 if it is used with a 978 (UAT) ADS-B out solution as long as you don't fly in class A space.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Raymo
Remove rudder and elevators = 30 minutes Remove...

Remove rudder and elevators = 30 minutes
Remove vertical stabilator = 30 minutes
Remove horizontal stabilator = 30 minutes
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Raymo
I rented a 24 foot enclosed truck to haul my -7A...

I rented a 24 foot enclosed truck to haul my -7A but it was in QB state with no wings or landing gear installed. Wings were in a cradle and fuselage was on a wooden frame though the spar with a saw...
Forum: Northeast 04-16-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Raymo
Call your local FSDO; they should be able to line...

Call your local FSDO; they should be able to line you up with someone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,330
Posted By Raymo
According to ACS prices, since the 175 and 375...

According to ACS prices, since the 175 and 375 were announced, there is no longer a discount for the 625/G3X deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Raymo
Run conduit for wiring. Leave a string in the...

Run conduit for wiring. Leave a string in the conduit for whatever needs pulled in the future.
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,367
Posted By Raymo
I used it after not flying much for the two years...

I used it after not flying much for the two years I was building and had no time in an RV, other than a little back seat flying in an -8 and a F1 Rocket. My safety pilot had many hours in an RV-8 and...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-11-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,731
Posted By Raymo
Nice work, Vern, and welcome to VAF!. I have a...

Nice work, Vern, and welcome to VAF!. I have a friend in your area that is a Chinook pilot at Ft. Rucker and I plan to fly in for a visit in the near future. Let me know if you'd like to go up in my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Raymo
The professional version of this is to use a...

The professional version of this is to use a riv-nut but not many builders would have the tool to install them. You might find an A&P in your area and borrow his/her tool and a couple riv-nuts. (this...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Raymo
Add Lightness

What Larry said. Lose weight wherever possible, as long as you don't compromise strength.

https://i.imgur.com/D232GCMl.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,792
Posted By Raymo
I have the 20 lb Saber plate and would do it...

I have the 20 lb Saber plate and would do it again. Empty weight, without paint is just over 1100 lbs. If I ever change my engine from solid crank and go constant speed, it won't require a new engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-09-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By Raymo
Haven't seen that setup before. Good to know.

Haven't seen that setup before. Good to know.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,046
Posted By Raymo
I believe the pin should be in the right...

I believe the pin should be in the right alignment hole when timing the right mag. EDIT: Depends on the model number. R for right L for left rotating.

You may have the problem relating to the latest...
Forum: Autopilots 04-06-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By Raymo
What is your VNE set to? Your max A/S should be...

What is your VNE set to?

Your max A/S should be .95 * VNE, per the install manual.

Min A/S should be 1.3 * stall speed (VS1).
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Raymo
When I was shopping for my first plane, I found a...

When I was shopping for my first plane, I found a checklist on the AOPA site.

How deep is goes will vary on the history of the plane to be purchased, among other things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Raymo
I considered this for the same reason but Vans...

I considered this for the same reason but Vans doesn't recommend the darker tint if you might fly at night. The standard canopy is lightly tinted. I believe a no-tint version is also available.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-04-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,205
Posted By Raymo
Sump screen

Only the small pieces get to the filter. Pull the sump screen and look for larger chunks.

And +1 for Mahlon's recommendation.
Forum: Propellers 04-04-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,809
Posted By Raymo
Another happy 3 blade Catto w/ NLE + 20 lb Saber...

Another happy 3 blade Catto w/ NLE + 20 lb Saber crush plate on my -7A. CG is such that I would have to really try to go aft of the rear CG limit. The 20 lb plate will also allow me to replace the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Raymo
Another point to make (at least with mine) is...

Another point to make (at least with mine) is that the engine will rise about a 1/4" in flight vs sitting on the ground, which means you can raise the upper cowl that much such that it will be even...
Forum: COMM 04-01-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Raymo
Assuming the wiring is correct, make sure the...

Assuming the wiring is correct, make sure the intercom squelch is somewhere around the 8-9 o-clock region. Too high (>10-11 o-clock) and it may not activate the mics. You want it high enough to keep...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Raymo
I had the same issue on my -7A, Larry, but...

I had the same issue on my -7A, Larry, but managed to get about 1/8-1/4" clearance. This was only a problem toward the aft, left middle section. No rubbing has occurred.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By Raymo
I don't have your intake but still had to cut a...

I don't have your intake but still had to cut a hole and add a bump in my cowl to clear the exhaust tube clamp. You'll likely need to do something similar.
Forum: Propellers 03-30-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 470
Posted By Raymo
Protecting a 3 blade prop during lower cowl removal

I'd looked at other products for protecting my Catto but they were way expensive. These neoprene knee supports...
Forum: COMM 03-25-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Raymo
Do you have mic muffs installed on your...

Do you have mic muffs installed on your headset(s)? RVs are way more noisy than most aircraft, due to straight exhausts. I was unable to use a Halo type headset in mine because it didn't have mic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Raymo
Some good masking tape should help preclude...

Some good masking tape should help preclude damage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Raymo
I've used the punch a couple times and it works...

I've used the punch a couple times and it works well. Not specifically for the G-5, but it shouldn't matter. There is also a hole pattern template...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Raymo
I installed my second P-Mag last week so it is...

I installed my second P-Mag last week so it is fresh in my mind but did not make a video. PM/email if you'd like to discuss the details and how to make a cable for computer connection, if you'd like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,290
Posted By Raymo
Talking about building an RV around non-aviation...

Talking about building an RV around non-aviation people will result in them doubting your sanity and wonder why you want to build a camper.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Raymo
I also found the Phillips screw heads were...

I also found the Phillips screw heads were digging into the center outboard side of the rails. Pulled the screws and polished on the butter wheel.

As others have said, you'll need to compress the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,745
Posted By Raymo
Take a look at the AvBlend MSDS...

Take a look at the AvBlend MSDS (https://www.avlab.com/v/vspfiles/templates/aviationlab/images/forms/avblend.pdf) and you'll find it is >99% mineral oil. That should help you make the decision.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-19-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Raymo
Also check side to side play of the nose gear...

Also check side to side play of the nose gear leg. Mine had worn the standard AN bolt slightly and was giving the feeling of nose wheel shimmy. Installed a close tolerance bolt and it is fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By Raymo
The -7 plans have nutplate locations specified....

The -7 plans have nutplate locations specified. PM me your email and I'll get you a copy of that drawing.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-15-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By Raymo
I did the elbow setup from Don and it works great...

I did the elbow setup from Don and it works great with the SJ intake. I had to make an phenolic spacer to align the filter with the intake tube but that part also came from Don.

PM if you'd like...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By Raymo
A little epoxy and micro will do the job. Flox...

A little epoxy and micro will do the job. Flox will not sand smooth.
Forum: Propellers 03-14-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,240
Posted By Raymo
CG is also a consideration in this choice. The...

CG is also a consideration in this choice. The Sensi GA is around 12 lbs, same as my 3 blade Catto, but I also have a 20 lb crush plate on the nose to help keep CG in range, which it does. Without...
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