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Forum: Polishing your RV 03-25-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,171
Posted By 704CH
I have been polishing and learning the trade...

I have been polishing and learning the trade quite a bit over the last month or so. Getting nice results, but spending lots of time. I might have an idea of what is causing your fingerprints..

I...
Forum: Polishing your RV 03-22-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 16,898
Posted By 704CH
Almost ready to give up on Polishing

OK, the idea of Polishing is amazing and the parts that I have polished are turning out absolutely beautiful, but, I am really struggling with a few things... I'll try to keep my questions...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,090
Posted By 704CH
This is the exact thread I am looking for. ...

This is the exact thread I am looking for. Covered the rear of my cooler completely with aluminum sheet and my oil temps are only getting to 172.. My CHTs are only about 304-308 so I think I need...
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,438
Posted By 704CH
How clean is clean?

I am going to take a stab at polishing my RV. I have some of the equipment and have done some research on the subject via perfectpolish, but I have a couple specific questions:

How clean does it...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,711
Posted By 704CH
I used Sherwin Williams "Genesis" which is pretty...

I used Sherwin Williams "Genesis" which is pretty much their automotive equivalent to JetFlex. This is a two part paint that is Rock Hard and so far (300 hours later) un-scratchable. It was hard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,561
Posted By 704CH
Here is the best picture I could come up with...

Here is the best picture I could come up with explaining the issue. The hinge on the cowl should be one piece with the eyelets cut out. This adds strength to that 3.5 inch gap and it will not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,561
Posted By 704CH
I am not sure if it is normal since I can't...

I am not sure if it is normal since I can't really see the amount that it is puckering, but I can tell you that it happens.

I have seen the scalloping effect from people who have used the skybolt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-09-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,549
Posted By 704CH
Cockpit Video: KPAE to Sun River

Hey guys, Bekah and I flew down to Sunriver from Paine Field Saturday in a convoy of RVs (and one Trinidad). A truly bonus day in the Pacific North West and we got some great cockpit video during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,694
Posted By 704CH
Help me understand the advantage of AOA in a 2 seat RV

I understand how AOA works and just donít understand how great the benefits are for a 2 seat RV. Maybe you guys can help illuminate me. I have AOA in my plane and always use indicated airspeed when...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-24-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,789
Posted By 704CH
Snoqualmie Pass to Desert Aire

We had some great weather about a week ago in Seattle, so a couple of us took the opportunity to fly over the pass. Not often this time of year can you get over the Cascades in smaller planes. We...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,339
Posted By 704CH
I am just starting to be consistent on my wheel...

I am just starting to be consistent on my wheel landings as well, and yes, it has taken longer than I thought it would.

For me.. If you get going too slow and the tail starts to drop, the tail...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-22-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By 704CH
Actually not sure if Bremerton has customs but...

Actually not sure if Bremerton has customs but there has to be one further south than Belingham. I know KBFI does but that might cost time and hassle through the class bravo. Maybe Olympia does. Not...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By 704CH
Bevan, from Paine field Reno is 3.5 hours at...

Bevan, from Paine field Reno is 3.5 hours at 160kts true. My preferred route is west of seatac bravo airspace then as direct as possible to Eugene. Then direct Reno which takes you over crater lake...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,665
Posted By 704CH
Air Race Trip

Here is a link to a few pics and a quick write up of my trip to the Races. As a first timer I had an amazing time and want to go back next year for sure.

It was also great to meet you all at the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,461
Posted By 704CH
Yes, I learned that the wide angle lens on these...

Yes, I learned that the wide angle lens on these cameras not only makes the scenery look further away, it also changes the whole aspect of the canyon. All the videos out there on JC make the canyon...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-07-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,461
Posted By 704CH
Johnson Creek Approach Video

On Friday Bekah and I flew in my -7 alongside Scott Stewart and son in his -7 to Johnson Creek. We left Seattle at 4 and made it to JC in just over 2 hours for a quick overnight camp trip. The...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-03-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,168
Posted By 704CH
I'll be there

Hey Guys, I will be in Reno with my RV-7 and already have pit passes, I'll definitely swing by the BBQ after the show on Saturday. Looking forward to meeting some of you I have seen on VAF over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,476
Posted By 704CH
Don't let anyone tell you differently, Starting...

Don't let anyone tell you differently, Starting the finishing kit is about the 1/2 way mark for a standard build kit. Wings and Emp complete point is about one quarter of the way there. I...
Forum: Northwest 07-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,305
Posted By 704CH
Weather is looking Great this year !

When the weather is good here, it is GOOD! If anyone is on the fence about coming to Arlington, this would be the year to do it.

Arlington can be hit or miss for weather, but things are shaping up...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-02-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,342
Posted By 704CH
I am happy with what I used. Went online and...

I am happy with what I used. Went online and found lots of cool blingy type fan covers. Mine is shiny silver and can be seen reflecting in the window but I don't mind because I chose a very small...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,371
Posted By 704CH
Response from Garmin

Hi all,

I went to Garmin Support and they mentioned that I should go to my dealer and have them replace the fan and check the wiring. My Dealer is Stein, so is this something that should be covered...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,371
Posted By 704CH
GTN-650 problem

Hey Guys,

I am having a really funny thing happen to my GTN-650. Not sure if others have seen it. For a while now that the weather is getting warmer on taxi out to the runway I would always loose...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,953
Posted By 704CH
Phoenix to Seattle via the Grand Canyon

After spending the week in Phoenix with family, Bekah and I, with our little dog Ariel, departed Deer Valley at 7am, flew over the Grand Canyon to Salt Lake (3hrs) , then onto Walla Walla (3hrs) ,...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-22-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By 704CH
Taxi to Reno, Meaning the Big Yellow Taxi from...

Taxi to Reno, Meaning the Big Yellow Taxi from Stead into Reno. ;-)

If I don't get at least 15 gal of fuel in Reno, then the FBO charges higher overnight fees.

For the convenience I will pay the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-22-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
Posted By 704CH
Reno or Stead ?

Hey Guys,

I am flying into Reno tonight and would love to stop in Stead for cheaper fuel and tie downs, but doesn't look like car rental is an option after the FBO closes at 4:30. I will be...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,506
Posted By 704CH
Just curious, it looks like you said there was a...

Just curious, it looks like you said there was a hill/cliff on the approach end of the runway? Had you landed at this airport before? Which airport was it?

Airports like Catalina have warnings...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By 704CH
Hey Ron, That is great. That's a way that people...

Hey Ron, That is great. That's a way that people can benefit from AOA with Dynon and use a different heated Pitot tube, if they are worried about the Dynon Tube freezing up.
Forum: Northwest 04-23-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,398
Posted By 704CH
Calendar?

Does anyone have a comprehensive Calendar for Johnson Creek ? Or the best way to find out what is going on during an upcoming weekend? I have found events like the Cub fly in Jun 19-22 in random...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,057
Posted By 704CH
You can Mix and Match to an extent as well (at...

You can Mix and Match to an extent as well (at least for the 360 size). Superior has the cold sump, ECI has the deeper crank for the -375. Superior has the roller tappets. Also, Superior...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-15-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,796
Posted By 704CH
Orcas to Paine over the Tulips

Here is a video I took Sunday flying home from Orcas Island (Eastsound) to Paine field where we took a quick detour over the Tulips. Days like Sunday are why I build and fly in the northwest. ...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,720
Posted By 704CH
Another Change in Skyview 10.0 worth noting

For IFR Pilots with either GTN's or GNS's Dynon has changed how the HSI works with regards to selecting Sources. Dynon lets the GPS select between Nav or GPS via the CDI Key.

For Example, before...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,802
Posted By 704CH
Try drilling as careful as you can. Maybe you...

Try drilling as careful as you can. Maybe you will get lucky and drill out the rivet without issue. If you end up getting the hole to big, you can then go with a bolt if necessary.

Just drill...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,145
Posted By 704CH
With Hinges there probably is a care/quality of...

With Hinges there probably is a care/quality of construction that needs to be maintained to ensure they slip in and out easily. I understand some bind if the hinge halves aren't lined up correctly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,145
Posted By 704CH
I used hinges and am happy with the cheap costs,...

I used hinges and am happy with the cheap costs, ease of removing cowling, and the clean look they provide.

If you use Camlocks of any kind make sure to use tight spacing on the upper cowl so that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,013
Posted By 704CH
Congrats Ron ! Perfect time of year to be...

Congrats Ron ! Perfect time of year to be entering Phase 1 !
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,858
Posted By 704CH
This is great visibility to the issue, I have...

This is great visibility to the issue, I have heard about this for some time now and has always worried me flying in potential icing conditions.

Glad that the message is coming clear and is being...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-25-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,180
Posted By 704CH
Washington State Landslide

I thought I would share with the VAF Community. Bekah and I left KPAE at 11:00 on Saturday to fly the Cascade Loop. Unknowing to us my wing cam captured video of the slide about 20 minutes after it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,047
Posted By 704CH
Congrats Jason, Great flight and great video ! ...

Congrats Jason, Great flight and great video ! Perfect time of year to get in the air. Get through your 40 hours and enjoy that airplane all summer long !

Thx
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 45,904
Posted By 704CH
Interesting Thread

I have been flying for a year now and have never identified myself by Experimental. Its always RV - 704CH. Maybe that is because most of my flying up in Seattle is RV country, but I hear RV calls...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-13-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,053
Posted By 704CH
Hey Guys, I signed up as a first year rookie. ...

Hey Guys, I signed up as a first year rookie. Hope there is room, that's a perfect spring weekend to get out of Seattle !
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,000
Posted By 704CH
Posting Pictures is no fun on this site, so per...

Posting Pictures is no fun on this site, so per my Link below you can see several photos of my wingtip antenna. It has been performing great from all angles on VORs and Localizer/Glide slope etc. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,124
Posted By 704CH
Vans is always making small changes

A couple changes that I am aware of have been made in the last 4 or so years:

1) All the fiberglass tips now have a new Gel Coat on them. Its grey vs, white and supposedly has better resistance to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-10-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By 704CH
Thanks all, Makes perfect sense. Do you know...

Thanks all, Makes perfect sense.

Do you know if the CDI button effects the sensitivity of the GTN on screen localizer readout? It should right?

My hope was to use that on screen Localizer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,406
Posted By 704CH
GTN CDI/GPS "button" vs. Skyview HSI "Source"

This one is a tough one.. Please HELP ! I am working on my IFR Proficiency Now, as you can tell..

When on an ILS, the CDI button should be initiated when joining the localizer to ensure that you...
Forum: Safety 11-19-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,491
Posted By 704CH
Just so I am clear, the whole concern with OSA is...

Just so I am clear, the whole concern with OSA is the fear that someone who has it will fall asleep in the plane? Is that the only concern?

Is it proven that Sleep Apnea suffers fall asleep...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,591
Posted By 704CH
RV-7 VS RV-7A

This is one of those areas where a -7 is quite different than a -7A. Be careful.. Although you can get the cooler to fit on the firewall of a -7, the pics of the locations on the -7As won't be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,591
Posted By 704CH
I have a IO-375 on my -7 and have never had any...

I have a IO-375 on my -7 and have never had any oil temp issues with my 9 cell cooler. Even with full power climb outs in over 100 degree days. You can see the cooler I used and the location in the...
Forum: GPS 10-22-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,386
Posted By 704CH
Direct feedback from Garmin

I got the below today from Garmin support. They do warrant the upgrade to most current version. Can't believe Crown aviation at Paine field is so unaware. Can't wait to tell them they are going to...
Forum: GPS 10-16-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,386
Posted By 704CH
I guess my issue is, why do I not get the most...

I guess my issue is, why do I not get the most current version just because I bought the unit a year ago? I don't understand why people buying it now get a (supposedly) improved software inside...
Forum: GPS 10-15-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,386
Posted By 704CH
GTN 650 Main Software Update ? ?

Hi All, I saw a thread outlining that Garmin has a software upgrade for the GTN 650 that covered on warranty through end of 2013. The problem is, only dealers can install this upgraded software...
Forum: California 09-09-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By 704CH
Is Miro/Rialto Airport RV Friendly ?

Hey all,

I am going to be flying into the Fontana area later in the week. I'm favoring the Rialto airport (L67) at this point unless someone has any concerns?

I know it is scheduled to be closed,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-29-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,818
Posted By 704CH
What did AeroSport say ? After confirmation of...

What did AeroSport say ? After confirmation of wrong gasket ?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,615
Posted By 704CH
Congrats Bob ! And you got er done before...

Congrats Bob ! And you got er done before September ! :D:D

All kidding aside, the point is you got it ready for Safe Operation ! Now time to get her in the air ! Good luck
Forum: Autopilots 08-09-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,946
Posted By 704CH
What is the software release cycle for TruTrack...

What is the software release cycle for TruTrack Gemini ? I have one of the original run PFDs and haven't updated my firmware. I have been trying to avoid sending it in and then see another version...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,415
Posted By 704CH
Airshow planners can think about small signs on...

Airshow planners can think about small signs on posts near the entrance and throughout the airshow that say, "Please Do Not Touch The Airplanes"? I'm talking lots of small signs.

It would be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,147
Posted By 704CH
I would say a call to Van's would be the safest...

I would say a call to Van's would be the safest bet. But I also had a similar issue with one of my bolts (drift pins) "sticking" before I mounted my wings. A slight tap and it would go in just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By 704CH
Extreme Rudder Pressures ?

I am about 60 hours into my new RV-7 and loving it, but do have a couple things I want to follow up with the group on. - Here's One:

I am flying the Superior IO-375 engine with a WW-200RV prop and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,227
Posted By 704CH
100% agree. My RV-7 flew great with no gear...

100% agree. My RV-7 flew great with no gear fairings, put them on had the ball about 1/2 out of center. Just adjusting the gear fairings brought it right back in.

Gear leg fairings provide...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By 704CH
Correcting Oil Screen leak between Changes ?

OK, so I have inspected my oilscreen a couple times, got the brand new crush washer in place each time with correct torque successfully. For some reason this time around I have a slight leak, tried...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By 704CH
Mine was part of the original series I guess. ...

Mine was part of the original series I guess. Turns out it leaked everywhere it possibly could. Started with leaks from the bolts that secure the pump between the two billeted ends. Talked to...
Forum: Reviews 05-20-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,933
Posted By 704CH
Quick Data Point on the Comm Antenna

I am in the final throws of Phase 1 at 36.5 hours and am using all Delta Pop antennas: Two comms, ADS-B and Transponder.

Yesterday I was flying very loose with another RV westward into Hoquiam and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,849
Posted By 704CH
I have the Deluxe Lockable fuel caps and am 20...

I have the Deluxe Lockable fuel caps and am 20 hours into phase one. Here are a few things I have noticed:

The way these close is to twist a plastic cam that looks like a "cup" and the lever...
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