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Forum: Propellers 08-05-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,312
Posted By 7pilot
Late to the Game - MT V15B Aluminum

I am late to the game on the MT Aluminum issue. I have one and when I started to inquire at Oshkosh about the overhaul they said they wanted to help me replace it. I am running an IO360 with 9.5:1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By 7pilot
Good Information!

Thank you for all the replies. I expect to make it to OSH for a few days and this is just what I needed... a head start on where to look first. I don't think the MGL unit will work because they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By 7pilot
HS34 for Dynon D10A

I was looking through Dynon's site and came across an option to add an HS34 that says it provides linkage for the ARINC 429 from the 430 - so wouldn't that then allow me to drive the Tru Trak for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By 7pilot
Thanks Brian

That is the only thing I have come up with as well. If I can find someplace to put in the HSI expansion module it looks like this could be a nice replacement.

I seem to remember back when I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By 7pilot
Replacing a Blue Mountain

It is time.

I don't feel like I can depend on my Blue Mountain EFIS Lite G3 that is in the middle of my panel. While it is still working, I want something that I can have confidence in.

Looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,184
Posted By 7pilot
Talking Another RV Grin

Just wanted to share this. My son and family visited over the 4th and I was able to take both of my granddaughters up for their first flight in a light plane. The youngest's words at the end sum it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,806
Posted By 7pilot
Thumbs down Short Changed

I too decided I may as well get this taken care of. Once you get into the web site it warns you if you don't complete it all the way through you will not be able to come back and complete it on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-04-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,493
Posted By 7pilot
Night Flights

With the time change, it seems more and more of my flying is at night. Every once in awhile you have to just marvel at how beautiful a night flight can be. I recently took a photographer friend of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,187
Posted By 7pilot
Cool No need to carry paper

I have used SkyCharts exclusively for the last several months in all conditions. Heat has not been a problem - although I have mine laying on my lap or on the seat next to me and most of the time I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,131
Posted By 7pilot
What a difference!

I know as parts slowly fail you tend not to notice as much, but I just replaced my struts - they came in 3 days after ordering them even with Christmas slow-downs. I finally went out to the hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,131
Posted By 7pilot
Cool Thanks!!

I am going to order tonight! Thanks for all your input. My canopy will thank you all.

Stewart:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,131
Posted By 7pilot
Inquiring minds want to know

So what were your results with the struts? Were they a direct replacement? Did you have to make modifications to use them?

How did you determine whether you needed to replace one strut or both?...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 294,118
Posted By 7pilot
Glare?

This may be getting too far off topic as we continue to discuss the use of the ipad ... however, I have flown for about a month now with my ipad in all conditions. I have a case that looks like a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,436
Posted By 7pilot
Cool Try a couple stalls too

"Do some tests up at altitude, doing simulated approaches and landing flares, using the same throttle movements that you would use during a normal approach and landing. Note the slowest IAS that will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By 7pilot
Reserve Ahead of time

There is the potential at least to get a ride at OSH from Vans, but a couple things you need to be aware of.

1. Demand is very high so you will have to reserve as soon as you arrive and doubtful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By 7pilot
A344T

I recommend this one because of the gauge, that you can see that it is still charged. If you look around on this site you will hear of several discharging accidentally through a small leak, etc. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,549
Posted By 7pilot
2170 RPM?

Just curious... why only 2170 RPM for takeoff? Why not full power & full forward on prop?:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,802
Posted By 7pilot
Talking Update

As others have reported here, I too experienced the excellent customer service at Sky Tec. Thanks to another RV builder/pilot for making it happen too. My starter was delivered to the shop in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,802
Posted By 7pilot
Unhappy Sorry to be a member of this group

Unfortunately I have also joined the ranks of this fraternity. I have just started commuting between the Dallas area and Memphis and last weekend I had to hand-prop it to get going to go home. ...
Forum: Southeast 06-09-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By 7pilot
Thumbs up Thanks!

I appreciate all the recommendations. I will be headed up that way this weekend with my truck to check things out and start work, so hopefully I will be able to lock something in quickly. The...
Forum: Southeast 05-23-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By 7pilot
Bump!

Still looking ... any suggestions from Memphisites?
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By 7pilot
Hangar around Memphis?

It looks like I may be picking up a contract in Memphis for the next few months. I would like to find hangar space for my 7A and would be happy to pay to have a temporary space - Any suggestions on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,060
Posted By 7pilot
Thumbs up Corsicana "Airshow"

If this isn't motivation for those pounding rivets, I don't know what is! :D ...

While I wasn't aware of it and didn't attend, a new acquaintance of mine shared these photos that he has agreed to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By 7pilot
For those who come later...

I found my problem. With the intermittent nature of the problem I decided that it had to be something with the plug on the back of the alternator. This was further confirmed on another test flight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By 7pilot
Unhappy Electrical Charging Issues

On a recent flight the field breaker for my alternator popped in flight. I attempted to reset it and that didn't work. I shut down most of my electronics and tried again to no avail. I elected to...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-13-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,608
Posted By 7pilot
Still counting?

You can count on two more from Eagles Nest (in two planes) :D
Forum: GPS 02-06-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,605
Posted By 7pilot
Call them

Since you are just getting ready to cut holes, you really don't want to do any update until you are ready to fly,:rolleyes: I am sure you thought of that! The easiest way to do it is just to call...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,465
Posted By 7pilot
Paint Stripper

If you haven't experienced this, listen up! I have seen about half the paint stripped off the back side of a prop from flying through some heavy rain :eek: - not in an RV and well before having XM...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,963
Posted By 7pilot
Unhappy Nook - Doesn't search

Jeff,

I am also interested in figuring out what works best. My local Barnes and Noble had a Nook on display that I played with for awhile. I tried the search functions and it works within a single...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By 7pilot
Thumbs up Weathermeister

Thanks for the suggestion! I just finished signing up for Weathermeister. I hadn't even bothered to look at it before thinking I know where to pull the pertinent information. That said, I also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By 7pilot
Still in SC

You know you are always going to pay the piper for any small favor you receive. Take a look at what is between me and TX now...
http://www.7pilot.com/weather.gif
doesn't look like I will be heading...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,217
Posted By 7pilot
Maintain VFR

This is the standard response by the controller when you request flight following and it means you are responsible for your own separation, they will advise you as they can depending on their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,313
Posted By 7pilot
Thanks!!

As a flight instructor, passing control is of course something that I have always made sure was clear... er, well, ok, not this time! :o Good points by all who pointed this out! It is also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By 7pilot
Looking for favorable winds

I am still in the Charlotte area so hoping for more favorable winds on my return to the Dallas area by next weekend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,313
Posted By 7pilot
Talking Inadvertent Split S?

Out with a veteran USAF pilot well versed in aerobatics... Doing a couple aileron roles and not coming out real pristeen, not bad, just not crisp, he suggests I am giving some back pressure on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By 7pilot
Thumbs up High Flight

I feel like I have to tell somebody and nobody can understand the joy found in a flight like this except another pilot...With about 60 hours flying time since purchasing my RV7A I have made a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,632
Posted By 7pilot
I was in this same system

No, I didn't fly in it either - at least not on the 10th - I was at KXNA (Fayetteville) needing to return to DFW area and decided to sit on the ground and wait until the next day. It wasn't a lot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,196
Posted By 7pilot
Thumbs up That sounds more like it!

I wasn't trying to pull your chain either, instead I feel like we all need to clarify things like this, lest someone thinks they are ok with running 20 Kts too fast with full flaps. My airspeed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-01-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,196
Posted By 7pilot
Question 100kts?

Hopefully you meant 100mph for full flaps? :confused:

I guess I am kind of surprised at the lack of responses after over 200 people have read this.

I wouldn't suggest you do this too often or you...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By 7pilot
Space at Aero Country

I believe there is space at T31. PM me if you are interested.
Forum: Midwest 02-27-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By 7pilot
Boulder Visit - KBDU

I will most likely be coming out to Boulder on business next week and was hopeful that some kind soul would have space for my 7A for a few days.

Thanks!

Stewart
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,528
Posted By 7pilot
My doc says monovision is illegal

I have a contact for my left eye which allows me to read while my right eye is good for 20 20 at distance. It works great for riding my motorcycle, driving the car etc... but the doc told me at the...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-25-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By 7pilot
Cool Two Wheeling it...

Next best thing - at least it is warm enough I can take the Harley! Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Texas (North) 02-24-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By 7pilot
Alliance - courtesy car?

Does anyone know if there is a courtesy car available at Alliance for someone flying an RV? I know they take care of the big guys but....:rolleyes:

I need to be in that area tomorrow and I sure...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-21-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,861
Posted By 7pilot
Pit bull?

I don't think I would want to be in any plane with a pit bull that suddenly starts feeling ear pain! :eek:

I have a little schnauzer that has flown with us numerous times and is quick to crawl into...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 26,451
Posted By 7pilot
9.2 gals per tip

I have these with the kit I just sold. The Johannsen wingtips hold 9.2 gals per tip. They are basically the older style wing tip glassed in. There is a vent and drain to check for contaminants on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By 7pilot
Going both ways...

Paul, I like the idea of having the external location to start from. I have Bob's book, I think I will go that way as well for the ability to start in a cold climate. It will come in handy that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-18-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By 7pilot
External Power

I am interested in setting up external power to allow turning on avionics without draining my battery while I am sitting in my hangar. Although I haven't drawn it out yet, it seems like this will be...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-14-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By 7pilot
Great Neighborhood

Lots of RV's out here, both flying and in progress.

Good neighbor! (me!) :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-18-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,583
Posted By 7pilot
Exclamation A word of caution!

Be careful out there, a moon-lit night nice dinner and a great flight.... 5 kids and 8 grandchildren later I am looking forward to the same kind of flight in my RV with the same wonderful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,922
Posted By 7pilot
Unhappy installs but won't work

I am running a new Windows Vista machine. I downloaded the program to check it out before buying and it won't even start after it indicates that it had successfully installed. Tried restarting and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,385
Posted By 7pilot
Proximity Switch

While looking at the new Harley's and later a car with a proximity switch, I decided I had to have one. I also want the same push to start switch as you installed (they come in multiple colors...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-03-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By 7pilot
Talking Thanks!

Thanks for the advice and offers of help. I was unable to get back on to the forum to check for responses, but I ended up going out to the Waukesha airport on the outside chance I would be able to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By 7pilot
Unhappy Help with a 496?

I am on a trip with my Garmin 496 and my 12 V power cord just pulled apart, so now I can't charge it or use it :eek: (since I don't have any other accessories with me.) I still have quite a bit of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,345
Posted By 7pilot
Wink Ask about the warranty

In my opinion the warranty is a deal breaker. Look at the warranty each provides. Some only warranty a year from the date you purchase. There are a couple that warranty 3 years from the date you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,777
Posted By 7pilot
Maintaining the shine?

That looks great! Is there a way to keep it looking like that? :confused: Any idea how long it is going to stay looking like that? Something tells me with everything hanging off of it and an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,864
Posted By 7pilot
Slow down

Owning a plane is a wonderful thing but like they say if it flys, floats or f*&!% it is cheaper to rent. If you want to have the money to buy your engine when it comes time to do it, don't put it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By 7pilot
ouch!

Ouch! that is bad...

Reminds me of a comedian's comment that it doesn't matter how bad you have it, someone else always has it worse.... but what about that last guy that doesn't even have a bus to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By 7pilot
Unhappy Dont Break the Tail Lens!

How many times will the tail strobe lens bounce? Twice on concrete hangar floor. YMMV. Don't try this at home, the replacement is $50!:eek:
Forum: Texas (North) 11-14-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By 7pilot
What about Aero Country?

Are you moving out of Aero Country?

Stewart
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,358
Posted By 7pilot
I have had similar experiences. I don't know how...

I have had similar experiences. I don't know how you get around it other than to stay with it, post signs, etc. I had a new paint job and came back to find two people having a picnic on my wing! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By 7pilot
Need power to make power

Quite often the altenator will not put out at all if the battery has gone completely flat. It needs power to make it realize it has something to charge. I would expect your battery will come back...
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