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Forum: Engine Monitors 09-14-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By kevinh
I had a Dynon (which I loved) on my RV. On my...

I had a Dynon (which I loved) on my RV. On my current homebuilt project (almost ready for first flight - woot!) I opted for MGL. I haven't flown with it yet but _very_ slick on the ground and great...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,370
Posted By kevinh
I flew my piper colt to a mechanic so they could...

I flew my piper colt to a mechanic so they could (if memory serves) reface the vernatherm seat. When I went to pick it up I was doing a preflight and I found an 18" maglight inside the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,321
Posted By kevinh
Great idea - I think I'm going to try an...

Great idea - I think I'm going to try an experiment with this $27 wonder...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,199
Posted By kevinh
I thought you meant to say the alternator off of...

I thought you meant to say the alternator off of your boat? hint, hint. ;-)
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-28-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,059
Posted By kevinh
I think this is awesome. I look forward to...

I think this is awesome. I look forward to future updates. Keep rocking on... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,864
Posted By kevinh
Oakland FSDO sent out a very nice employee to...

Oakland FSDO sent out a very nice employee to inspect my RV when the time came. He was pretty thorough and was a long time A&P before joining the FAA. At the end he said "you made a nice plane",...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-18-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,062
Posted By kevinh
my condolences to you. This is the hardest thing.

my condolences to you. This is the hardest thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,431
Posted By kevinh
One of my foster dogs came in handy when I needed...

One of my foster dogs came in handy when I needed a 15 lb weight so we named him Rivet (but I suspect his name changed once...
Forum: ADS-B 05-12-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By kevinh
For external antenna you can just use a...

For external antenna you can just use a transponder antenna. See this old thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/archive/index.php?t-93785.html) for info.
Forum: ADS-B 05-11-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By kevinh
I've used the stratux...

I've used the stratux (https://github.com/cyoung/stratux) open source ads-b software that this device is based on. It works great. Rock solid.
Forum: California 05-06-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By kevinh
Yep. Oakland FSDO needed a couple of months for...

Yep. Oakland FSDO needed a couple of months for me, but they were great to work with and I was very happy. Once I was a few months to completion I sent them the paperwork and they were very...
Forum: RV-12 04-24-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,376
Posted By kevinh
I used to have this problem, then I started the...

I used to have this problem, then I started the following fix (YMMV): For new tubes I unscrew the valve (with a valve removal tool) and there is a little oring inside the valve. I rub some fuel lube...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,405
Posted By kevinh
Btw - the Ardupilot drone software project...

Btw - the Ardupilot drone software project supports that IMU (and a few others) and does a nice EKF to integrate GPS and airdata. It is reasonably well tested (flown in thousands of drones). You...
Forum: International 08-18-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,422
Posted By kevinh
Japan Taiwan Russian Canadian Estonia My...

Japan
Taiwan
Russian
Canadian
Estonia

My Estonian friend (an ebay geek at the time, he just recently started teleport.org (http://teleport.org) for 'post national' workers) was especially fun. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,714
Posted By kevinh
Jim, Cool! Do you happen to have the part...

Jim,

Cool! Do you happen to have the part number on the Freescale sensor you used? I might wire up something similar...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By kevinh
Make sure to use the structural primer if you go...

Make sure to use the structural primer if you go this route. :o (j/k)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,496
Posted By kevinh
Very cool. If the artificial horizon tumbles you...

Very cool. If the artificial horizon tumbles you know to stop drinking.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-16-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 32,505
Posted By kevinh
Looks awesome. Great build quality!

Looks awesome. Great build quality!
Forum: Reviews 06-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By kevinh
Nice tie down ring. I gotta get me one of those!

Nice tie down ring. I gotta get me one of those!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,822
Posted By kevinh
Hi Bret, I took a look at digikey and here's a...

Hi Bret,

I took a look at digikey and here's a LED driver for up to 4A:

http://www.st.com/st-web-ui/static/active/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/DM00079085.pdf

Here's a 30$ eval board...
Forum: RV-4 05-31-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 262,623
Posted By kevinh
super cool! congrats!...

super cool! congrats! http://i.imgur.com/CDujKHam.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,992
Posted By kevinh
Yep. This comment and thread has given me...

Yep. This comment and thread has given me valuable information about who to not buy my next ELT from. :o
Forum: Tools 05-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 486
Posted By kevinh
Question Rebuilding my squeezer - what needs grease?

Hi,

I'm rebuilding my trusty CP214 squeezer. I've just ordered the gaskets and leather diaphragm from US tools. But a couple of questions to those who have gone before:


I gather than the...
Forum: COMM 05-15-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By kevinh
Alas. You need to use the new antenna if you...

Alas. You need to use the new antenna if you want to get the full (or even much) of the 406MHz benefit you just paid for ;-).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 33,651
Posted By kevinh
Wow! I sure hope prices go down (or competitive...

Wow! I sure hope prices go down (or competitive products arrive) before I need mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,809
Posted By kevinh
Grady painted my RV and it looked great.

Grady painted my RV and it looked great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,887
Posted By kevinh
I really enjoyed building and flying my RV7A, but...

I really enjoyed building and flying my RV7A, but sold it a couple of years ago once I changed to a 'live half time in CA' schedule. A few months ago I got the building bug again and started looking...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,592
Posted By kevinh
Super cool! ...

Super cool! Congrats!

http://i.imgur.com/CDujKHa.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,011
Posted By kevinh
Don't forget: Aerobatics (== 2 seat). Before my...

Don't forget: Aerobatics (== 2 seat). Before my RV I hadn't realized they would be so fun. It totally killed any interest in me for a straight and level $100 burger lunch.
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,611
Posted By kevinh
Congrats! ...

Congrats!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/HiAln_2W3WIQIiL8XLyl8Jd54vFLPZMgot9M7rMfbx9Ed-D2zP9Js9-qXFvQZ0KDxvMR0jyc=w1896-h849
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 24,351
Posted By kevinh
Yep - my thought as well. Wiring up this section...

Yep - my thought as well. Wiring up this section of the firewall was really pretty quick and easy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,024
Posted By kevinh
One thing that would probably help: Get a local...

One thing that would probably help: Get a local EAA member or RV builder to come over to your house and spend an hour with you driving (and drilling out) various rivets in scrap metal. That 'hands...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,679
Posted By kevinh
For the connector I used a 1/4" phonojack inside...

For the connector I used a 1/4" phonojack inside the stick - mounted so it automatically plugged/unplugged when the stick was installed (less hassle than Molex).
Forum: Autopilots 04-13-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,098
Posted By kevinh
yep - most stepper controllers can measure...

yep - most stepper controllers can measure current draw, so that's how that would be measured.
Forum: Autopilots 04-11-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,098
Posted By kevinh
What is inside a roll servo?

Hi ya'll,

I've worked a fair amount on drone software & hardware and I'm kinda interested in experimenting with rolling my own roll servo (carefully/on-a-bench, with even more peer review before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By kevinh
Heh! It does look quite similar. Thanks - I...

Heh! It does look quite similar. Thanks - I hadn't heard of that site! I think I might just find a different project ;-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By kevinh
My new project? Automated engine monitoring

Hi ya'll,

So I sold my RV about two years ago and I'm now looking for a new recreational project (at least until a prepunched RV3 kit comes out ;-)). Since I'm a software geek (with some experience...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,737
Posted By kevinh
It is even cooler than that: You could imagine it...

It is even cooler than that: You could imagine it used for real-time feedback during aerobatics training (i.e. being able to 'see' the outline of the cuban eight you are trying to perfect - or your...
Forum: RV-3 07-11-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,190
Posted By kevinh
I owned two Strongs, but I've looked at a lot of...

I owned two Strongs, but I've looked at a lot of softies. They are nicer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,972
Posted By kevinh
I finished mine in 2007. No regrets. In fact, I...

I finished mine in 2007. No regrets. In fact, I don't recall ever reading a post here where someone had a silkaflex failure.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,772
Posted By kevinh
I have one of these Owon scopes and they are...

I have one of these Owon scopes and they are _great_ (and cheap for their features - I have a SDS7102). Almost as nice as my Agilent scope at work:...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-17-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By kevinh
I'm in Oahu half time and I built an RV. Alas, I...

I'm in Oahu half time and I built an RV. Alas, I sold it as part of this move - so no plane for me on the island...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,254
Posted By kevinh
I've been in this situation a couple of times. I...

I've been in this situation a couple of times. I just went up to the pilot who was buckling in and politely reminded him that if he rotated his plane a bit before starting all would be well. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By kevinh
Doesn't really matter IMHO - I just picked one of...

Doesn't really matter IMHO - I just picked one of the cheap adhesive anti-glare matte finish stickers up from amazon...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By kevinh
Never seen that one before, but for cleaning my...

Never seen that one before, but for cleaning my bet: Remove the hex bolt on the bottom and you'll find an o-ring sealing that bottom can to the top and a mesh filter at the top of the can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By kevinh
btw - adding a matte finish anti-glare screen...

btw - adding a matte finish anti-glare screen protector makes a _huge_ improvement in Nexus sunlight visibility...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,915
Posted By kevinh
rather than failure in shear, is it possible that...

rather than failure in shear, is it possible that the nut came off and the bolt backed out?
Forum: ADS-B 02-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,572
Posted By kevinh
wow - super cool David!

wow - super cool David!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 257,584
Posted By kevinh
From reading the SB, inspecting before further...

From reading the SB, inspecting before further flight and then every annual seems fine. So if you don't have cracks and don't think you'll get them just doing that until a crack (possibly) shows up...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,774
Posted By kevinh
I was one of those folks who had no interest in...

I was one of those folks who had no interest in aerobatics - until I had tried a few sessions of upside down fun. If you aren't positive you don't want to do aerobatics, invest in a cheap experiment...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 257,584
Posted By kevinh
To do the mod looks painful but not horrible -...

To do the mod looks painful but not horrible - mostly just the limited access for drilling out some of the rivets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By kevinh
They are different. Actually I used to work at...

They are different. Actually I used to work at Google and "My Tracks" is written by a Google engineer (as a hobby).
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,320
Posted By kevinh
I did the 'chore boy pad thing' in my single heat...

I did the 'chore boy pad thing' in my single heat muff - that plus slightly covering the air inlet gave me PLENTY of heat in my RV-7. I've flown it to Texas at high alts (I forget the the temp but...
Forum: Safety 12-02-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,413
Posted By kevinh
Hi ya'll, I've written a fair amount of drone...

Hi ya'll,

I've written a fair amount of drone software (including a small amount of the code in that amazon drone - they used our open source hw/sw project). The Amazon thing is just marketing hype...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By kevinh
Hmm - I don't have an exact count of hours, but...

Hmm - I don't have an exact count of hours, but what you describe is approximately the list of things I put off until final assembly at the airport. Once I moved my 7A to the airport it took me...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-08-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By kevinh
Cool music!

Cool music!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-29-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 27,173
Posted By kevinh
wow - bummer - bob was a great fellow.

wow - bummer - bob was a great fellow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By kevinh
Yep Hans is awesome. Also, his shop is one of...

Yep Hans is awesome. Also, his shop is one of the three main pilots gathering locations on the field... (the others being the restaurant and a particular hangar with some old couches)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,627
Posted By kevinh
As a hobby I spend a lot of my time writing...

As a hobby I spend a lot of my time writing software for drones (www.diydrones.com / andropilot / www.droneshare.com). I'll kick in my prediction for 10 years:

Many fewer pilots - drones are making...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,032
Posted By kevinh
This. With this technique having to drill out a...

This. With this technique having to drill out a rivet becomes a non-worry issue.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-25-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By kevinh
If there are any RV builders in Oahu

Who need a spare hand, I'm living there (off and on) now and I've previously built an RV-7A. If you need a spare hand to help with riveting or something, I don't mind helping out. (Just trying to...
Forum: RV-3 06-16-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By kevinh
I'll say it again: Best RV paint job ever.

I'll say it again: Best RV paint job ever.
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