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Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By starkw1
An old creldit card makes good spreader for flox...

An old creldit card makes good spreader for flox or micro

Warren
RV7
KMIC
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,938
Posted By starkw1
Dynon Servo shear screw replacement

I had broken shear screw on the pitch and roll servos in my -7 this past summer. At first, I noticed that the AP would not hold altitude, occassionally at first, then more frequently. After I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,687
Posted By starkw1
Shorten steps for taildragger

I shortened mine by 2.5" on my -7, and that seems fine.

Warren
N671CW
Minneapolis
Forum: Propellers 10-29-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By starkw1
Catto for RV-7

I think Catto has made more than one version of his carbon fiber spinner.


My carbon fiber spinner has two bulkheads:

* An aluminum aft bulkhead; the spinner is attached to this bulkhead with...
Forum: Propellers 10-25-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By starkw1
Catto for RV-7

My -7 has a TMXIO-360 with a 3 blade Catto dia. = 68", pitch = 73", with nickel leading edge.

At 8500' I typically see about 185 mph at ~65% hp, 22" mp, and 7.5 gph.

If you are serious about Catto,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,317
Posted By starkw1
Spring loaded oil door

I used the spring from as mouse trap on my oil door.

Works fine.

Warren
RV-7 N671CW
Plymouth, MN
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,048
Posted By starkw1
I have a Ray Allen 5 button G205 set up for push...

I have a Ray Allen 5 button G205 set up for push to talk, trim up/down, autopilot disconnect, and xpnder ident.

If I had it to do over again I would only include a push to talk switch on the stick. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,412
Posted By starkw1
Engine dryer

I have two recirculating dryers for my IO-360. One for drying the crankcase, and one for the cylinders. The one for the crankcase recirculates air between the oil filler tube and crankcase breather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,559
Posted By starkw1
Simple panel

RV-7, first flight July 2014

10" Dynon Skyview
MGL V6 comm/intercom

Lots of room for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,248
Posted By starkw1
Hangar design

Think carefully about your electrical service, what you need now, and what you may want in the future. For your service panel, make sure you have plenty of room to add circuits down the road. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,623
Posted By starkw1
Hangar shop lights

FWIW... I happen to like the higher color temp. Of course, LED strips are available in a range of color temps, so buy what ever best suits you needs.

Also, FWIW, my total cost to replace each 8'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,623
Posted By starkw1
Hangar shop lights

As my old 8 fluorescent lights burned out, I decided to roll my own LED replacements for my shop which has a 10 ceiling.

I purchased some of these...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,190
Posted By starkw1
Low compression

Carl

I had a similar experience with my RV7 (IO-360) this year. Last November I tested the compression and got #1 79/80, #2 80/80, #3 77/80, #4 75/80. In February 2017, airplane was in paint shop...
Forum: COMM 07-05-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,891
Posted By starkw1
MGL V6

Larry

It sounds like the mic gain may not be set correctly (i.e.,, too high). If possible try communicating with someone who has a handheld Xmitter, changing the mic gain up or down until the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 487,241
Posted By starkw1
"Your best or most awesome picture of your RV sitting on the ground"

My RV-7, started in 2001, is finally painted and after the recent light snow here in the Twin Cities I took the opportunity to shoot a few pics.

The transformation from unpainted Al and primer grey...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,901
Posted By starkw1
Happiness in aviation is

... getting my -7 painted 1.5 yrs post first flight

Warren
RV-7
KMIC
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,075
Posted By starkw1
Sealing triagular holes

I made some rubberized fiberglass by impregnating some fiberglass tape with a silicone adhesive. After curing, cut out some triangular pieces to cover the holes, and glue them underneath the forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,360
Posted By starkw1
You might consider coating your carbon fiber...

You might consider coating your carbon fiber parts with thhttp://www.duratec1.com/pdf/904-061%20FLYER%20WEB.pdfis.

Shiny finish with UV protection.


Warren
Plymouth, MN
RV-7
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By starkw1
MGL V6

I bought my first V6 in March '13, installed it with the factory supplied harness and it tested OK in the hangar vs another airplane. First flight from KANE (tower controlled field) was this past...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,046
Posted By starkw1
I have been into Holyoke several times from...

I have been into Holyoke several times from Minnesota. There have always been a couple airport cars available. Only issue is sudden storms. Make sure your plane is tied down very very securely. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,636
Posted By starkw1
It is described in the EMS section in the SV...

It is described in the EMS section in the SV install manual, around p 47 in mine

from Ray Allen:
Orange/White: connect to +5 V (pin 18, D37)
White/Blue: connecto to ground
White Green: ...
Forum: RV-4 01-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,991
Posted By starkw1
NickAir What model Battery Tender are you...

NickAir

What model Battery Tender are you using?

Warren
RV-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,045
Posted By starkw1
Back inthe air

Bob

That is really really great news.

Warren Starkebaum
Plymouth, MN
RV7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,834
Posted By starkw1
Surgical clamps or forceps

Here is another handy tool for getting bolts, washers, or other small objects into tight places - surgical clamps or forceps. These have longer handles and " noses" compared to a standard hemostat. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,738
Posted By starkw1
Remote control of preheat

Another option is an X-10 based controller, at least if you have a phone line in your hanger. See http://www.smarthome.com/4030.html

The previous owner of my hanger installed an X-10 controller...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2005, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,258
Posted By starkw1
Hanger doors

Here are some more hanger door vendors.

My hanger has had an Aerolift door for nearly 20 yrs without problem; it is a very conventional overhead winch / bi-fold type door. No experience with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2005, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By starkw1
Mic

Vince

I also fly out of Minneapolis Crystal. I have a hanger with a C-170 and an RV7 under construction so might be able to help you out. Give me a call @ 763-514-9614

Warren
Forum: Autopilots 02-13-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By starkw1
Scott Another option might be the "car...

Scott

Another option might be the "car computers" that seem to be emerging.

See http://www.xenarc.com/product/cp1000.html
or
http://dynamixcomputers.com/index.html

I have never seen any of these...
Forum: Autopilots 02-07-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By starkw1
Scott From a system standpoint, I am interested...

Scott

From a system standpoint, I am interested in four things that will play together:

1. Moving map GPS with display larger than Ipaq; having had a couple of handheld GPS's, and a Palm and Ipaq...
Forum: Autopilots 02-06-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By starkw1
Interfacing Autopilot to WinXP tablet PC

I am considering one of the Win XP moving map systems that run on tablet PC's and would like to interface this system to a TruTrack autopilot.

Has anyone tried this, and what are the challenges with...
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