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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,926
Posted By pilotkms
Talking More RV Grins

Saturday was a FLY the FAMILY event for Butch Harrell in his 6A at Milledgeville GA (KMLJ). His daughter and 5 grandchildren were passing thru on their relocation move north to the DC area. 5 kids...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By pilotkms
In HOME page, go to FORUMS. Scroll down and...

In HOME page, go to FORUMS. Scroll down and AIRCRAFT CAMPING is the first item under ACTIVITY SPECIFIC. That’s where u can change the viewing to BEGINNING. It doesn’t stay that way but u can see...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By pilotkms
I agree. My dual Skyview has been running...

I agree. My dual Skyview has been running flawlessly. I’ve liked not having to do updates other than the monthly data files.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By pilotkms
Both on Right

Both of mine are on the right. I like the passenger’s on the right cuz it fits down in the crevice tween the seat and the sidewall, out of the way when flying solo. Which is most of the time. Take...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-16-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By pilotkms
Lobster truck flyin

Weather in the East was awesome today. Butch in his 6A and I headed Northeast to Lake Norman NC, 14A . For their Lobster FlyIn....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By pilotkms
Part #s

Skybolt.com. Search these part #s. I just did, and they are there.
28S3-2S = stud only
28S3-SET1 = stud, retainer & receptacle. But do not use retainer. Damage may result mounting or separating...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By pilotkms
Bought mine directly from skybolt. My info is at...

Bought mine directly from skybolt. My info is at the hangar. Will post details this weekend, unless someone else does first.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By pilotkms
Skybolts

500 hours & 400+ landings.
The skybolts are smaller than the ones used for the cowl :

https://i.postimg.cc/phTKz3zL/73897-BE0-AAD3-4-A22-9-C48-723-E3-ED9620-B.jpg (https://postimg.cc/phTKz3zL) ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By pilotkms
I did it. Love it. Copied someone else’s, so...

I did it. Love it. Copied someone else’s, so can’t take credit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By pilotkms
I used skybolt 1/4 turns on all 3 of my wheel...

I used skybolt 1/4 turns on all 3 of my wheel pants. No screws. 500 hours and 400+ landings - no issues. Can remove all 3 in LESS than 5 minutes. And replace in LESS than 5 minutes also. Looks...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By pilotkms
A friend of mine forwarded a YouTube video Jon...

A friend of mine forwarded a YouTube video Jon did with his RV, flying to Newark, Kennedy and LaGuardia. Done very well. U can search it under Eaglemania.
Forum: Reviews 04-25-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By pilotkms
Yep. Paul has always responded to my emails...

Yep. Paul has always responded to my emails quickly.
I just installed FlyLeds nav/strobes that I bought over a year ago. I had to ask a few questions even tho his instructions are very good. And...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,742
Posted By pilotkms
Thanx Chad !!

I installed a VPX-Pro in my plane, 5 years ago. Due to a change in wingtip lights I had to run a new power wire. I think this is much easier than adding a new circuit breaker and drilling a new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By pilotkms
FlyLeds

My Ztron nav/strobes crapped out a short time ago. They’re out of business. In the process of installing the FlyLeds nav/strobes in the middle of my Condition Inspection. I’m a builder so like the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-30-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By pilotkms
+1

I bought an Andair pump originally and the noise was similar. No “ON” indicator needed. Sent it back. Bought an EFII pump. Super quiet and super happy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By pilotkms
Georgia Humidity

Just returned from 7 weeks of world travel. Prior to departing I closed up my 7A slider and hung 2 Damp-Rid bags inside the cockpit & rear fuselage. Opened her up today and found both bags near...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By pilotkms
Another option

I mounted mine using nut plates on the cabin side with #6 screws. Just in case it has to be removed in the future.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,460
Posted By pilotkms
Spent several hours flying back seat of an RV8....

Spent several hours flying back seat of an RV8. As a pilot, didn’t like it at all. Looking at the back of the pilots head was no fun at all. Convinced me easily that side by side was better for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,460
Posted By pilotkms
Engineer ???

Don’t fall into the trap of redesigning Van’s airplanes. I personally know 3 engineers that started building long before me. Mine took 10 years and I’ve been flying for almost 3. None of those 3...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By pilotkms
Yep. I had same experience 4 years ago. Now have...

Yep. I had same experience 4 years ago. Now have 480 hours on mine.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-03-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By pilotkms
Art Craft

Check out Art Craft in Santa Maria.
Forum: Propellers 12-28-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By pilotkms
How long did u run it?? The first time takes...

How long did u run it?? The first time takes additional revs to get the oil in the right place. Someone with more knowledge will chime in I’m sure.

PS - Yep - Vic has more than I ��
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By pilotkms
Build instructions

Those are Rivets. One is universal and the other is countersunk. If u are stumped by this u need to do a lot of reading. Get the Vans build instructions and the plans. U are gonna need them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By pilotkms
FORGET ++

Unsupportive wife, young kids, storage space, tool investment and more likely 10 not 5 years of build time. Add the potential cost & maintenance of an A36 down the road - thinking about saving a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By pilotkms
YES

Simple. EZ. They provide them. And readings are solid. 440+ hours and satisfied.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,849
Posted By pilotkms
Positive support

Bruce - hangers per plans seemed too “slippery”. I used 1/16” steel straps 1/2” wide made from ACS stock for end supports. Then bought 1/4” exhaust hanging material from the auto parts store and made...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-28-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,769
Posted By pilotkms
Hoses

Check all your hoses carefully. I had same problem and it took me 10 flites and several flying hours to finally locate a small crack in the crankcase vent hose leading to my oil separator. It would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By pilotkms
RV10 mount

How I did it.
Have u thought about how to drain that quart of dirty oil out of the cooler at oil change time ?? I had Pacific Oil Cooler add a 1/4” drain plug on the bottom of the tank. 440+ hours...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,789
Posted By pilotkms
Dolly & Blocks

here is mine. Less than $25 with all new parts.

https://i.postimg.cc/949t5S3h/14-BBD8-C3-AAC2-4-F31-8-BC5-A217-B7258-D4-A.jpg (https://postimg.cc/949t5S3h)
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,789
Posted By pilotkms
Dolly

I use a furniture dolly with 4 concrete blocks with a ratchet strap to pull the tail down. Do nose wheel work. Remove one block and nose settles down gently. When not in use I store my plane manuals...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,185
Posted By pilotkms
It flies

I have one of the last Lycoming IO360s built by Aerosport of Canada. Standard compression and dual Pmags. Same Hartzell that u are considering. I think u need to ask them what it is that they don’t...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,969
Posted By pilotkms
Good news!! Great Service.

Sent DAVE Arata (post #7) my serial # and he advised that it was covered by their warranty. Gotta love VAF and suppliers like EI that stand behind their products.
I plan to wrap my currently...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,969
Posted By pilotkms
New Cube

My first lasted 150 hours. Its located beneath the baffles hanging down from the spider after the servo. I put a cooling blast tube on the new one, thinking heat may be its downfall. I Just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By pilotkms
My 2nd test

had my 2nd test done by local A&P that owns an RV8 with Skyview. Don’t remember the details, but here’s a photo mid-test of mine at 8000’ and 380 Kts. Dual ADHRS. Compare this to how yours is run. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,057
Posted By pilotkms
I agree

I agree with cost more & longer to build than u think or plan. BUT OH WHAT AN AIRPLANE!!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-15-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,196
Posted By pilotkms
More pix

This event was AWESOME. I in my 7A & Butch in his 6A flew in Thursday from GA. The organization of this for as large as it is was outstanding. Shuttle vans to take u all around. Food setups were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,625
Posted By pilotkms
Yep - did enjoy it. Nice video. Gonna do that...

Yep - did enjoy it. Nice video. Gonna do that flite one of these days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By pilotkms
RV10

I used the mount for the RV10 on my 7. See if they still sell that one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,167
Posted By pilotkms
Friday & Sunday

On Friday did the Golden Ray flyover with Butch Harrell. Then on Sunday, met Butch over Winder GA KWDR and we flew up to Knoxville TN KDKX for lunch. Gary Sobek, another former Cableite KCCB, flew...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-14-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 829
Posted By pilotkms
Golden Ray flyover

Needed a place to fly. The cargo ship had turned on its side over near St Simon’s island so gotta go see it. Met up with my fly buddy, Butch RV6A, over Dublin KDBN at 5500’ and We headed East....
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,914
Posted By pilotkms
Agree with Jeff

I personally know 3 “builders” that bought flying planes after starting their RVs. All 3 kits sit in the back of their hangar. None touched in 5 years, at least. 2 of them untouched in over 10...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By pilotkms
Pacific oil cooler

I have what appears to be the same engine as u. I have the POC p/n 8001689, 9 row cooler with Flat or sealed sides. Mounted on the firewall. Rarely approaches 200, only on a hot day max climb. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,352
Posted By pilotkms
14A rudder damage with internal stops.

It was parked at HBC, Tied down, Tail was facing west. Friday nite’s storm blew heavily from the west. Thought the owner would see this and post the details.
I was parked nearby, facing same...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,352
Posted By pilotkms
Internal ??

An RV14A at OSH this year with internal rudder stops got wind damaged - rudder swung into the elevator on the right side, at least.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,322
Posted By pilotkms
I arrived Friday and endured the storms for 2...

I arrived Friday and endured the storms for 2 days. Afterwards, when the skies were clear after 6 pm, I wondered the same thing. Why close the field when it was severe clear until dark, 9:00+, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,016
Posted By pilotkms
14A in Australia??

Have u seen the picture of the 14A that flipped in Australia?? Beefy nose gear didn’t help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By pilotkms
I had many issues until I changed the connectors....

I had many issues until I changed the connectors. Search this “Dumb question - connecting CHT/EGT probe wires”. Back in dec 2018. Couple of solutions offered.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,522
Posted By pilotkms
Completing an RV is a Masters Degree in PROBLEM...

Completing an RV is a Masters Degree in PROBLEM RESOLUTION. U will run into one problem after another. U will get frustrated over & over. And u will feel immense satisfaction conquering the problems...
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,342
Posted By pilotkms
+1 for both

Mark - u been building long enough that u should have both. ;)
No more delays. Get that done & flying.

@ OSH 2019 also
Forum: Reviews 07-16-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By pilotkms
Weatherspork

I learned of this app this past weekend, while sitting in Austin TX contemplating my return flite home to GA. Hurricane Barry had hit LA and surely would wreak havoc with my return trip. ...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-16-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By pilotkms
Last year they had multi port charging stations...

Last year they had multi port charging stations in HBC. Sure they were located elsewhere and will be again this year. No way they’d decrease them.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By pilotkms
I took my spare clone alternator to a shop to...

I took my spare clone alternator to a shop to have a new pully installed. The guy used an air-impact driver to remove and replace the nut. No other way I could see to do same.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By pilotkms
I have same setup. Mine does the same. Settles on...

I have same setup. Mine does the same. Settles on 0 or +1 for most flying. Only higher at first startup. Mine reads 14.6 out of the alternator and 14.4 out of the battery.
Had a strange reading of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,287
Posted By pilotkms
You tube video

That video that Bill posted in #13 above is very educational. Will now be checking my fuel pump drain during preflight - and know what to look for and why. A potential lifesaver.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-08-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,915
Posted By pilotkms
I DID THIS:

From the top of the vert stab, where the rudder overhang stops (mine is 7 1/8” from the rear of the vert stab skin), measure from that point down to the farthest and most rearward point on the horiz...
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,994
Posted By pilotkms
A mortgage & 2 car payments - u need to get past...

A mortgage & 2 car payments - u need to get past the point of living on monthly payments. Don’t even start thinking about airplane costs until your cars, at least, are paid off. And don’t go buy a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By pilotkms
Vans?

Have u watched the Van’s videos on fiberglass fairings? On their website. That’s what I used.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,678
Posted By pilotkms
My EZ reusable method of raising the nose wheel. ...

My EZ reusable method of raising the nose wheel.
Obtain:
Harbor Freight furniture dolly
Plywood to cover dolly
Large eye bolt from Hardware store
Ratchet tiedown
4 concrete blocks, 2 on each...
Forum: Southeast 06-18-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,650
Posted By pilotkms
Kyle - I think u are right. I was thinking of my...

Kyle - I think u are right. I was thinking of my situation where I live in the city but my plane is in the county. Thought I might escape paying property tax to the city but the DOR specifies that...
Forum: Southeast 06-18-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,650
Posted By pilotkms
Additionally, in GA, your annual property tax...

Additionally, in GA, your annual property tax bill will be based on where u reside, even tho the plane is in another county.

See 12 & 13 below
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,321
Posted By pilotkms
Heat Gun

All great ideas. For my 6 flying days this past year when the temp was below 40, I put my $10 heat gun in to the cowl exit 1 hour before start up. Raised the oil temp to 50+. Using 15W-50 also.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By pilotkms
Quick Connect

Best I came across is what Bruce Hill did. U can see it in his build site “Overthehills.com” in his RV9A project under the flaps & trim section. He put 9 pin connectors imbedded in the stick and...
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