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Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,447
Posted By Pat Stewart
Walt is spot on, nothing fragile about the 7A...

Walt is spot on, nothing fragile about the 7A nose gear. I see the 14 as having more room than the 7 and for a well equipped 14 you will have 185k invested. It's a two seat 10 but I do love it and if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By Pat Stewart
Camera Options

Wife wants to buy me something for Christmas which means I need to buy something for the airplane and thank her for it. Considering a camera that can be used inside and outside the airplane. There...
Forum: Reviews 10-30-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By Pat Stewart
The best engine shop in the country, hands down.

The best engine shop in the country, hands down.
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,729
Posted By Pat Stewart
Your correct, remove the return first.

Your correct, remove the return first.
Forum: Canada 10-19-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Pat Stewart
Based on your mission it seems like the 12 is a...

Based on your mission it seems like the 12 is a great fit. I also built a 12 and it is a sweet airplane for sport flying. My wife actually likes riding in the 12 better than our 7A.
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,729
Posted By Pat Stewart
John nailed it, unfortunately I am also doing...

John nailed it, unfortunately I am also doing this on a friends airplane. Take the fuel vent line off the bottom of the tank first and when you reinstall put it on last, it will be much easier to...
Forum: Safety 10-18-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,725
Posted By Pat Stewart
Great thread, thanks. As a heppy Dynon customer...

Great thread, thanks. As a heppy Dynon customer flying a 7A with two screens I am curious how well the Dynon equipment survived the over voltage prior to turning off the power to the instruments....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,956
Posted By Pat Stewart
I had a bad experience at a flyin with my first...

I had a bad experience at a flyin with my first RV8, it was less that a week old and I stopped at a nearby airport for fuel, I went into the FBO for assistance and after returning to the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By Pat Stewart
Over the years I have cracked a couple of these...

Over the years I have cracked a couple of these which results in a fiberglass repair on the inside and cosmetic repair on the outside. My rule of thumb is my thumb, I now trim the wheel pants so that...
Forum: Safety 09-17-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By Pat Stewart
I have the same hammer and I have also thought if...

I have the same hammer and I have also thought if required I could also use the fire extinguisher.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Pat Stewart
Thanks Ernie, found it for 104 with free shipping...

Thanks Ernie, found it for 104 with free shipping from Amazon. Just ordered it, thanks everyone for the quick response.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Pat Stewart
I put a trickle charger on it yesterday and it...

I put a trickle charger on it yesterday and it took several hours but at least the charger said charged. I will take another look.

Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2017, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Pat Stewart
Master Relay

So I left the Master turned on last weekend and found a dead battery yesterday. No problem just charge the battery and go fly. Well that did not fix it. Tried to start and it acted as though the...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By Pat Stewart
Congrats, you will love the RV12.

Congrats, you will love the RV12.
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,592
Posted By Pat Stewart
Based on the location of the checklist and...

Based on the location of the checklist and glasses relative to the crash site along with the length of the ground roll I wonder if ....[ed. speculation removed. dr]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By Pat Stewart
I buy oil in Granbury Texas KGDJ just SW of Fort...

I buy oil in Granbury Texas KGDJ just SW of Fort Worth. The airport has four cars and several great restaurants within 2 miles of the airport.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-04-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By Pat Stewart
Petit Jean Camping

Who from the Texas area is camping at Petit Jean this year.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-31-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By Pat Stewart
Aero Country T31

Trying to fly into T31 for a few hours on Saturday, phone recording says limited parking space and I assume no courtesy car. Just curious if it is safe to leave my RV tied down on the ramp for 4...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,255
Posted By Pat Stewart
Lots of things running through my mind, the first...

Lots of things running through my mind, the first one is that the autopilot disconnected and it started climbing, how aggressive was the climb and is it possible that the aircraft was significantly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By Pat Stewart
If you inflate the mains to about 42 you should...

If you inflate the mains to about 42 you should be able to let the air out of the nose tire and be able to get it level forward and aft as well. Use a level for side to side and forward and aft, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,497
Posted By Pat Stewart
Defiantly three on board and a little help from...

Defiantly three on board and a little help from the almighty. Congrats and God Bless.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By Pat Stewart
This is the way I have always done it but I only...

This is the way I have always done it but I only run the fuel pump for about 3 seconds, last night it backfired while starting with a nice puff of smoke so of course I kept cranking till it started....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By Pat Stewart
Hot Start procedure

I have a 7A with an YIO360M1B. If this thing runs for just 10 minutes it will require a hot start to get it running. I am interested in what others have done to prevent this issue and or your hot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By Pat Stewart
K Factor

Recently installed dual Skyviews in a friends 7A. It has an O360A1A with a fixed pitch prop. We need to set the K Factor for fuel flow and so we can shorten the fine tuning we are interested in what...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-30-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Pat Stewart
Not sure that's a good idea, I would stick with...

Not sure that's a good idea, I would stick with the plans. Thousands flying out there per plans with great results.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,790
Posted By Pat Stewart
Looks great, love the electric flaps and the...

Looks great, love the electric flaps and the center console, I really wish they had moved the fuel to the wings, still the only item on this aircraft I don't like.
Forum: Texas (North) 07-15-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pat Stewart
4 or 5 of us departing early am on the 23rd out...

4 or 5 of us departing early am on the 23rd out of Pecan and Granbury weather permitting.
Forum: Midwest 07-12-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Pat Stewart
I hope this is a big misunderstanding. This shop...

I hope this is a big misunderstanding. This shop has been one of the most respected for many years.
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By Pat Stewart
Just like the wing tanks in most RVs the first 5...

Just like the wing tanks in most RVs the first 5 gallons or so must be burned before any gauge will be effective. I found the Moeller to be pretty accurate from about ten gallons down. Once you start...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,295
Posted By Pat Stewart
Eloise and I will be there leaving on the 23rd...

Eloise and I will be there leaving on the 23rd weather permitting. Will be flying the 7A.
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,564
Posted By Pat Stewart
My 10 was a wonderful airplane and so is my 7A....

My 10 was a wonderful airplane and so is my 7A. It's simply your mission. The first time anyone was in the back seat of the 10 was me when the buyer and his instructor checked it out. If you don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By Pat Stewart
Do you have an air oil separator. I had a similar...

Do you have an air oil separator. I had a similar problem. Removed it and no more oil.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By Pat Stewart
Skyview-Seattle Avionics

How do I uninstall SA from my Skyviews.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By Pat Stewart
Not a great place to buy one but you could get...

Not a great place to buy one but you could get lucky. If you find one you want just give them a deposit based on a successful pre buy inspection sometime after the show at their location or yours....
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,258
Posted By Pat Stewart
EDIT: I have never experienced any buffeting or...

EDIT: I have never experienced any buffeting or elevator shake that others apparently have.[/QUOTE]

A little off topic but have you ever stalled the 10 and looked over your shoulder at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Pat Stewart
Congrats to Clear Springs and Ernie on number 4....

Congrats to Clear Springs and Ernie on number 4. Here in Granbury our kids are nearing the finish line, more to come in three to four weeks.

Pat
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Pat Stewart
I agree, I have one in each Skyview in the back....

I agree, I have one in each Skyview in the back. It transfers the information from my iPad faster than I can blink.
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,873
Posted By Pat Stewart
So have they corrected the material issue that...

So have they corrected the material issue that over time allowed them to absorb fuel or just lightened them up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,421
Posted By Pat Stewart
The rule is last ten years and never had one...

The rule is last ten years and never had one denied or canceled and as of this moment you have not had that happen but I would still call AOPA medical, they will give you the best guidance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,421
Posted By Pat Stewart
I would say yes but I would call AOPA or EAA and...

I would say yes but I would call AOPA or EAA and get there feedback.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 32,575
Posted By Pat Stewart
I re-read the post. I am amazed, IMO this is...

I re-read the post. I am amazed, IMO this is simply the greatest advance in GA in the past 35 years. Not surprised that it did not meet everyone's expectation but man what an advance for GA. Everyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 32,575
Posted By Pat Stewart
Wow, looks like the poll on this website as of a...

Wow, looks like the poll on this website as of a minute ago said 25 PCP docs said yes and 6 said no. That's even a super majority. Embrace this positive change for GA and go fly.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-05-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,300
Posted By Pat Stewart
Interesting, I am on the other side of this...

Interesting, I am on the other side of this issue, the tip up was the only option for me, rear panel access, the elimination of the center bar and much easier to get in and out of. Opens, closes and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 32,575
Posted By Pat Stewart
It's in the book (Log Book). My Primary Care had...

It's in the book (Log Book). My Primary Care had no issue at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 32,575
Posted By Pat Stewart
Amazed

Basic Med IMO is the greatest achievement in 50 years for GA. Everyone's situation is different along with the benefit this brings to each of us. Embrace the positive change. I have been waiting for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 32,575
Posted By Pat Stewart
Basic Med

The checklist is out.
Forum: Autopilots 04-24-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,596
Posted By Pat Stewart
It's likely that the switch is stuck going to...

It's likely that the switch is stuck going to ground or the wire going to it is somehow going to ground.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 04-21-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,270
Posted By Pat Stewart
Oh Frank that's not right. They are both great,...

Oh Frank that's not right. They are both great, you need to ask the wife and go with the one she picks.
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,950
Posted By Pat Stewart
Also make sure that the fuel vent mod line is...

Also make sure that the fuel vent mod line is still attached behind the baggage bulkhead. I'm not a fan of that design.
Forum: RV-12 04-15-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,950
Posted By Pat Stewart
Check the carb floats especially if you get this...

Check the carb floats especially if you get this smell on climb out.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By Pat Stewart
Setup currently shows the 2020 GPS as the nav...

Setup currently shows the 2020 GPS as the nav source and also pos 1. Also when you input a direct to the magenta line pops up but it will not track.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-12-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By Pat Stewart
New Skyview HDX install

Installed quick panel with two HDX screens and the 2020 GPS. Working on an autopilot issue. While flying the aircraft the TRK ALT function works perfectly, the 180 function works perfectly however...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By Pat Stewart
One of the best and most experienced paint shops...

One of the best and most experienced paint shops for RV aircraft is in North Texas. Grady Oneal at Glo Custom. Eight one seven four three zero two zero seven eight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 364,440
Posted By Pat Stewart
Love that RV, the planes not bad either.

Love that RV, the planes not bad either.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Pat Stewart
Well it looks like we need to install a...

Well it looks like we need to install a disconnect button, we could just pin a new wire (pin 11 stick control harness "CW Steering") and touch ground to get through the cal process but a disconnect...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Pat Stewart
Thanks Jesse, Last night I looked at the AP...

Thanks Jesse,

Last night I looked at the AP harness schematic and did not see a wire for the disconnect. I was hoping to do exactly what you recommended. Appreciate your help. Plan on giving Jeffrey...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Pat Stewart
Ok Thomas, that did the trick thank you. Now I...

Ok Thomas, that did the trick thank you. Now I can enter the AP hardware configure screen I was looking for but there is a new problem. Once I enter the calibration mode it says to center all flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Pat Stewart
Thanks guys, it must be the zero airspeed issue....

Thanks guys, it must be the zero airspeed issue. I have tried the Hardware Calibration and it's grayed out. Heading to the hangar to see if it works.

Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By Pat Stewart
Skyview HDX A/P Servo Calibration

Setting up a friends new system but having trouble with the AP calibration.

I have performed the detect function and it finds all the components and shows them ready including the AP servos however...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,121
Posted By Pat Stewart
My apologies, Walt is correct, I do start to get...

My apologies, Walt is correct, I do start to get a little defensive of the RV nose gear incidents as most are usually do to a nose gear landing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,121
Posted By Pat Stewart
If the bolt was installed wrong you are correct...

If the bolt was installed wrong you are correct but I would think if true in this case there would be evidence to that end.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,121
Posted By Pat Stewart
No information in this video other than what a...

No information in this video other than what a nose gears looks like when you land on it or maybe have the aircraft severely crabbed at nose gear touch down. The opportunity to learn is what was...
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