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Forum: Engine Monitors 09-14-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
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: 4,430
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: 3,361
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: 3,273
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: 16,270
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: 4,931
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: 8,181
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: 84
Views: 14,816
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: 1,866
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: 1,866
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: 1,753
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: 4,417
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: 20,622
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: 7,508
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: 3,809
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: 2,289
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: 3,513
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: 32,916
Posted By kevinh
Looks awesome. Great build quality!

Looks awesome. Great build quality!
Forum: Reviews 06-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
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: 2,868
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: 441
Views: 267,656
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: 7,104
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: 491
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: 1,418
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: 33,893
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: 2,831
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: 3,960
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: 2,615
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: 3,033
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: 2,637
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: 24,639
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: 3,036
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: 5,710
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: 4,111
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: 4,111
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: 1,107
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: 1,107
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: 10,930
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: 2,199
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: 5,012
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: 3,796
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: 1,089
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: 6,299
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: 2,040
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: 1,060
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: 2,040
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: 24,031
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: 18,681
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: 259,558
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: 35,395
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: 259,558
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: 706
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: 6,370
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: 7,440
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: 1,206
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: 1,644
Posted By kevinh
Cool music!

Cool music!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-29-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 27,332
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: 711
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: 8,745
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: 6,088
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: 892
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: 2,424
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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