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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By truflite
Oil pressure sensor location

I am plumbing/wiring my 7A. I have a GRT Sport EFIS. I am using a Lycoming O360-A1A. I trying to locate the best position for the oil pressure sensor. I have checked the archives and was not able...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,023
Posted By truflite
Crazy funny

My goal is to live long enough to be a pain the a** to my kids. Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-19-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By truflite
Rudder stiffener

My friend has an RV6, recently purchased. On the right lower side of the rudder, the skin has been vibrating or oilcanning causing a tear in the skin at the forwardmost rivet of the lower stiffener....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,370
Posted By truflite
I made hardwood blocks milled to the correct...

I made hardwood blocks milled to the correct angles. There are different angles between these two ribs. I sold a couple sets without complaint so they must have worked for the others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,172
Posted By truflite
Financing

I have been building my 7A using the pay to play method. I get money, I buy a kit. I am at the point of needing everything firewall forward. My question is- how did you finance the expensive end...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By truflite
The Big Cut

I used a Multi Max as well. I cut half way through for about 6 inches and then went back and finished the cut. I found that rotating the tool on the blade shaft axis kept the blade clear and the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-20-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,117
Posted By truflite
Riblets

I made hardwood forms and made about six sets and sold five. No interest after that. Forms have walked away somewhere in my basement. If you want to make your own riblets, make one form at 10* and...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 408,847
Posted By truflite
The Big Cut

I did the big cut about a year ago. I used an oscillating saw as well. I found I had to rotate the blade as to clear the cut material while cutting. The finish was near perfect and needed very...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,256
Posted By truflite
longeron bend

I found the template on my prints to be nowhere near close. I used the plate that rivets to the top of the longeron in the area of the bend to get the correct radius. I thought I would have to buy...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By truflite
Engine Mount

When ordering my finishing kit, I had the same question. I included the designation of my planned engine and they selected accordingly. BTW, I will have an O360-A1A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,068
Posted By truflite
Rolling edge

I went about rolling the edge a different way. Take the conduit and use duct tape to tape the leading edge of the roll to the conduit. Clamp vise grips to the end of the conduit. Crank the vise...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,081
Posted By truflite
A/P Disconnect

I have the GRT Sport in my 7A project with the GRT A/P servos. I have DPST momentary on switch on the panel. This switch when depressed will either engage or disengage the A/P. This system also...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 861,215
Posted By truflite
Layout

Thanks. Glass with simplicity is what I was looking for.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 861,215
Posted By truflite
Remote Mounting

I had plenty of panel space and I will have a back up if the EFIS screen should go blank.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 861,215
Posted By truflite
7A Slider Panel

I worked through the winter wiring my panel. Kept me out of trouble. The attached pic is the first install of the panel into the airframe. I cut the sub panel to allow the radio stack to enter. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,227
Posted By truflite
St Louis BBQ

Was on vacation in the south last year and made a stop in St. Louis. Went to Pappy's Smoke House on two recommendations for lunch....did not need dinner that night. Great food.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-19-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,189
Posted By truflite
Looks good as I am building my panel as well. ...

Looks good as I am building my panel as well. One thing I was told to avoid and pass this on to you- a panel mounted compass seldom works. To close to avionics wiring can and will interfere with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By truflite
Garmin GTR200

Anybody out there know about the Garmin GTR200? I am wiring my panel and need some questions answered about wiring to my audio panel.

Thanks in advance,
Dave Nellis
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-01-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By truflite
Nose Wheel Fork

I have been assembling the landing gear, tires and wheels to my 7A. The sides of the fork on the nose gear are parallel to each other withing .006", close enough to where I can flex to fit parallel....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-04-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By truflite
GRT and Avidyne Compatibility

Is there anyone here that would know if I can take the altitude encoding and GPS signal from a GRT Sport to an Avidyne AXP340 transponder? Planning my panel and need information. GRT says the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-19-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,273
Posted By truflite
Memorial

The Memorial Wall is a great idea. To expand, how about airfare for the parents as well. It would not take much effort at $20-25 per member to put this all together. Maybe a hotel room as well. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By truflite
Finishing Kit

My finishing kit is 2013. The fit on the sides is perfect. I will not tweak it one bit. The front bow is per plans at 3/8 inch from the roll bar. The rear bow is 1/16 below the skin per plans. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By truflite
Frame height

I set the frame height to the plans at 3/8 inch. Here is the problem with going lower. With the frame set where it is, the distance between the square side rail and the canopy deck (F-721?) is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,690
Posted By truflite
Canopy rear slider block

Finally got a chance to work on the canopy frame. I just finished installing 550 square feet of laminate flooring and moldings. So, from a previous post here, I found that I needed to cut 1/2 inch...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,950
Posted By truflite
Canopy frame

Mike and Russ,

Thanks for the insight on this. Mike, my tubes need to be cut about 7/16". I plan on removing about 5/16" to start and will go from there. The bow is about 5/32" out of parallel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,950
Posted By truflite
Canopy frame

I am progressing slowly on my finishing kit as well as finishing up the fuselage kit. I have the canopy frame mounted to the fuse on the rollers and rails as well as the rear sliding block. My...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-09-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By truflite
Fish spotting

Up North we call it dear hunting.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,882
Posted By truflite
Notch

I have a lathe and mill in my basement. It took more time to set up than it took to do the work. I have found both tools to come in handy on my 7A project. I will be using the lathe to cut down...
Forum: Safety 08-17-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,819
Posted By truflite
Example of tree landing

Found this video with two cameras mounted on the aircraft. He walked away.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2c4_1376688955

Dave Nellis
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,378
Posted By truflite
Mackinac Island

Having been a Michigander (or Michiganian) my entire life, yeah, Mackinac Island is about the fudge. Like Pavlov's dog, my wife salivates when she hears the words Mackinac Island. She will shop for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By truflite
Assumptions

I have done many things like that throughout my build project. My wife started calling me Homer Simpson. DOH!!....DOH!!.....DOH!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,411
Posted By truflite
Throttle Grip

AARGGHH! I was going to buy a DJM Quadrant for my 7A and spend 20 hours modifying it for the AR-15 pistol grip I already have. Now I am just gonna have to buy one. Hmmm. I wonder if my grip would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By truflite
Build both or one?

I built one at a time. The second went faster than the first after getting all the kinks worked out during wing one. Space was another consideration.

I did the wingtips and electrical both at the...
Forum: Safety 03-31-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,510
Posted By truflite
Pattern talk

Yes. Squawking on the radio, head on a swivel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By truflite
Price increase

Placed my order for the finishing kit this week. Then I saw the extension for Sun N Fun. Oh well. Was gonna order it anyway.
Forum: Tools 03-21-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,635
Posted By truflite
bucking Bar

I have a lathe and a mill in the basement and I have made some tooling for my 7A build. Things usually start with "How am I gonna do this?" I take some dimensions, find some metal that meets my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,370
Posted By truflite
Horn alignment

I looked at your picture and I noticed the the rivets that would be at the bottom in the picture covered by the torque tube of the elevator horn are not covered equally as they would be if perfectly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,755
Posted By truflite
grommets

Being an electrician, I would use conduit. I have 3/4 inch PVC in each wing and the wire is installed with a pull string for future use.

When pulling wire through grommets, there is always the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,521
Posted By truflite
What was said

I understood every word. See below.

Something about a truck in a farmer's field
A no trespass sign, and time to kill
Nobody's gonna get hurt, so what's the big deal
Something about a truck in a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,340
Posted By truflite
Longeron bends

I spent an evening measuring twice. The next evening I remeasured and made the bends. Repeated the process making sure that I don't have two left longerons, which I almost did.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By truflite
Baggage Cover

Thanks for the information. I will make the bent edge the bottom.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By truflite
Baggage Cover

I am building a slow go kit. The lower cover is as you described it. The upper has one long edge that is flat. The other edge has a slight bend in it 1/4 inch from the edge.

I have seen pictures...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-20-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By truflite
Rear Baggage Upper Cover

On the Upper baggage cover, there is a bent edge for sealing an edge, I presume. Is this edge the bottom of the cover or is it cut away when cutting the radii? If it is the bottom, the screws will...
Forum: RV-4 10-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 245,729
Posted By truflite
Pistol Grip

Axel,

This is exactly what I want to do for my 7A quadrant. Can you provide specifics such as the brand and type of grip used. What if anything did you use to fill the hollow. I plan on putting...
Forum: Tools 10-01-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,724
Posted By truflite
Circle cutter

Being a part time machinist, my guess is that the bit is High Speed Steel (HSS). Slowing the speed down will help, but just delays the inevitable. If the blade can be removed, and looks like a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,896
Posted By truflite
Twistin' the night away

I had the twist as well. The holes lined up but, clecos were a tight fit. I used a dead blow hammer to tap (and I mean just a tap) the ribs into position. When final drilling, cleco every hole...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By truflite
safety feature for the hangar

How many RVer's have this system in their hangars. Very interesting. Safe for work and young eyes.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=831_1344062597

Wouldn't want to push a broom on this one.

Dave...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,441
Posted By truflite
OOPS

Mark,

Forgot some info.

davidnellis57@gmail.com
(586)322-6131 cell

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,441
Posted By truflite
Help with wings

Mark,

I was at the Chapter 13 meeting when you and your friend gave your building presentations.

I offered my aluminum wing jigs to you as I am done with them. They are still here if you want...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By truflite
I used some No-Alox. It is an anti-oxidizing...

I used some No-Alox. It is an anti-oxidizing compound used in the electrical industry. Use sparingly but coat everything. Wipe off excess.

Dave
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By truflite
Threaded rod end

I just did this yesterday. I have a lathe in my basement. So I chucked the threaded rod end to the lathe, lightly. I took a fine file to the OD. I then polished it with 40 micron mylar backed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,377
Posted By truflite
Creativair

I had an order with him and he was taking way too long. So I cancelled the order. He said he was having personal problems and was moving. I did not want to wait and I had to force him to refund me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 68,075
Posted By truflite
When you go to work and co-workers say "looking...

When you go to work and co-workers say "looking good there, Joe". And you realize you have lost 20 pounds from not eating dinner or anything on the weekend trying to get those darn wing skins...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By truflite
Nose Gear Hole

I did this for a friend of mine on his Subie nose gear. I have a mill and lathe in my basement. I used a cobalt drill and a HSS reamer. The hole came out great and I threw out the bit and reamer...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 827
Posted By truflite
Fuselage Kit

I received a call from ABF Freight today. My fuselage kit will arrive Feb.21. When I made it home, a back ordered piece had already arrived. It is the handle for the manual aileron trim. So,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,776
Posted By truflite
A Visit to Grand Rapids Technologies

I was on business in Grand Rapids this past week and finished early on Friday. I made arrangements to visit GRT and talk with Carlos regarding what I would want in an EFIS and EIS for my RV7A. When...
Forum: Reviews 09-24-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By truflite
A Visit to Grand Rapids Technologies

I was on business in Grand Rapids this past week and finished early on Friday. I made arrangements to visit GRT and talk with Carlos regarding what I would want in an EFIS and EIS for my RV7A. When...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,411
Posted By truflite
skin problem

I have the same problem. What I did worked great. Yes, there is some "sag". Yes, it can be removed.

I lifted the skin slightly and put in clecos in every hole. The clecos will go in on an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,386
Posted By truflite
engine problem

Check your air induction tube for that cylinder. Make sure it is not leaking. It could be going well lean of peak which could lower the temp drastically. We had a similar problem on a C182. After...
Forum: Midwest 03-05-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By truflite
RV7-A in Detroit Area

Rick,

I am building a 7-A. I am currently building the wings in my basement. My tail kit is complete and hanging in the garage. You are more than welcome to visit eves or weekends if I am home,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,905
Posted By truflite
Tower exchange

I was making a short trip for parts for our flying club and was still in Class D airspace. Tower calls and says "Cardinal 828, traffic at your 11 o'clock is a National Guard helicopter 1...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,853
Posted By truflite
Congratulations!!

A great Christmas present indeed!!! Looked at your pictures and spotted my handiwork on your door. Good looking inside door handles, Vic. Makes me feel good to see them in action. Have fun flying...
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