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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By ColoCardinal
I'll second that! My custom decal set and paint...

I'll second that! My custom decal set and paint masks for the shadow line registration number were perfect. Fast service, a very reasonable price and clearly written instructions were the "topping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By ColoCardinal
What Kyle said. The lube is VERY important. Old...

What Kyle said. The lube is VERY important. Old timers used to use lard on stainless steel. You may also want to back relieve the drill bit very slightly. Use a small stone if you have one. Stainless...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-19-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By ColoCardinal
Is this what you're looking for?...

Is this what you're looking for?
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ductflanges.php?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyIHIkv6O5AIVnx6tBh0ERg5yEAQYASABEgLalvD_BwE
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 94,842
Posted By ColoCardinal
Doing a wonderful job there Jareme. As you say;...

Doing a wonderful job there Jareme. As you say; keep on truckin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By ColoCardinal
Database card

Mine only came with one. There was a blank "filler" in the unit and the SD Card was in the pacakage with the literature. That said, if the literature says that you should have two, I would call them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,785
Posted By ColoCardinal
Thanks Steve. Looks as though, anyone with a GTX...

Thanks Steve. Looks as though, anyone with a GTX 23ES/33ES/330ES who was able to take advantage of this last year won't need to get an updae again this year.


The links that Steve provided should...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-25-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By ColoCardinal
Tom, Having a little trouble seeing your photo...

Tom,
Having a little trouble seeing your photo due to its size.
That said, I installed mine vertically above my left foot. Makes it VERY easy to get out. here's more than enough space, verically,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By ColoCardinal
2 styles of wing walk?

Went to install my wing walk and, fortunately, laid them out on each wing, where they were going to be installed. That's when I saw that I have two styles of wing walk. :eek: Both appear to be the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,092
Posted By ColoCardinal
Beer 30

Really looking forward to meeting everyone. This will be the first year my wife has agreed to camp which translates to, I won't have to drive! Had planned to bring the 7A but it's still in phase 1,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By ColoCardinal
I have a tonneau cover behind my seats. Would...

I have a tonneau cover behind my seats. Would something like that work for what you're trying to do?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By ColoCardinal
primer 94

Hmmm. Interesting stuff. I think I'll use it to apply the wing walk and weatherstripping. Have the same issue with some of the velcro I put in the interior.
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,917
Posted By ColoCardinal
Maybe a conversation with your local parachute...

Maybe a conversation with your local parachute rigger would prove fruitful. There are chutes for dogs and all sorts of other things. Hard to believe that there wouldn't be one for a kid. You could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,865
Posted By ColoCardinal
Dave, You can convert the MP4 files format to...

Dave,
You can convert the MP4 files format to MP3. There are several free apps which purport to do this. Here's one:...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-12-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 223,153
Posted By ColoCardinal
Thumbs up Looking great David. It is tough work avoiding ...

Looking great David. It is tough work avoiding
"painting ones self into a corner" on a project such as this. Thanks for sharing, once again.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-29-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By ColoCardinal
-1 for the inspection cover mounting

It's not that tough to put the hole in the wing skin. Seems to me, that mounting the pitot to the inspection cover, you will interfere with being able to see inside of the wing (one purpose for the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-18-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 94,842
Posted By ColoCardinal
Great work!

I'm in awe at the rate your project is progressing. Doing a nice job too! Keep it up. When I get out of Phase 1 I'll have to stop by and see it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 1,438,674
Posted By ColoCardinal
paint blisters

Is it possible that only planes painted with catylized paints or "wrapped" are at risk for this? Both are less permiable than the older enamel paints of the past.
As a 25+ year owner of a Cessna...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By ColoCardinal
updates???

Garmin has typically been pretty good about not orphaning their previous products. Though, with my luck, we'll be the exception! I too am waiting for an update.

Please forgive this "soap box...
Forum: RV-10 03-30-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By ColoCardinal
hinge pins

Not all that familiar with the 10 but would it not be possible to tighten the knukle?
Whicher path you take, it's probably a good idea to use some sort of lube.

For those of you who want to use...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By ColoCardinal
which cylinders

Assuming that you're looking at chrome cylinders for their corrosion resistance, you should be able to get the same corrosion resistance with nickle-carbide cylinders while avoiding the difficult...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,820
Posted By ColoCardinal
$3500

A few good arguments on both sides. Keep in mind that the ability to reserve these numbers from the FAA is (in theory anyway) the same for all of us.

I wanted to perform a quick exercise to see how...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 122,317
Posted By ColoCardinal
Too funny. I just finished the RV7A and started...

Too funny. I just finished the RV7A and started flying it. I'm considering selling my Cardinal. :eek:
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By ColoCardinal
Canopy latch hole

Drilled a small pilot hole, maybe the size of the larger bits web, then drilled with a 1/64" undersized. Reamed it to final size.
You probably already know this but it bears repeating for those who...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-25-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 122,317
Posted By ColoCardinal
I'd like to see something like that too. Just...

I'd like to see something like that too. Just don't suggest it on the "turbine" tread. They get rather hostile about it over there.
Maybe trade a small amount of speed for improved, "unimproved...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 43,300
Posted By ColoCardinal
STOL Turbine

You're most likely correct if it was very much like Draco. The market may be fairly healthy for something along the lines of a Skywagon. A slightly larger, high wing, STOL capable RV10, if you will.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-24-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 43,300
Posted By ColoCardinal
Turbine RV18

How about designing the D.R. suggested RV18 around the turbine engine, al la Drago? Great high altitude climb performance, light weight, better fuel availability and greater reliability. Maybe a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,394
Posted By ColoCardinal
Oblong holes

I would second what Larry says and add this: Never use a new, resharpened or otherwise "unknown" drill bit on your project without first testing it on a piece of scrap. You'll also find that most...
Forum: Tools 03-09-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,390
Posted By ColoCardinal
Plan on buying a couple of those moving blankets...

Plan on buying a couple of those moving blankets so I can sew up a cowl cover for use in the hangar. Always manage to find something else that I "need" while I'm there.
Have a photo of one of their...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By ColoCardinal
Narco repairs

It's a common problem with them. You can buy parts on eBay. The display driver is relatively inexpensive however the display itself is over $200 and going up in price....
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,890
Posted By ColoCardinal
You can easily make almost any adapter...

You can easily make almost any adapter combination you need by bying 2 Aeroduct flanges from Wicks and riveting them together.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,393
Posted By ColoCardinal
Solution?: Find a bike you like then put an...

Solution?: Find a bike you like then put an engine on it: https://www.bikeengines.com
Forum: Propellers 01-26-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,074
Posted By ColoCardinal
Prop failure

WOW, Thanks for sharing that Mark. I'd be interested to hear what Sensenich has to say after examining the blade (if they're willing to share).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By ColoCardinal
KOSH airshow

Congratulations gents! A huge deal. Last year I flew my nephew and family for their first light plane trip, over to BJC, to watch you guys. They're all hooked! I was very impressed as well. Can't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By ColoCardinal
SD ards

I very much hope that it IS the card. Stiil, I find it odd that this card sucessfully updated the system software and has also updated the Database on the GDU 375 but won't work on the GDU 370....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By ColoCardinal
Thanks Brian. I found a 2GB card that I formatted...

Thanks Brian. I found a 2GB card that I formatted and reloaded the data to. I'll be heading out to the airport (trying to beat the snowstorm) in a little bit. Still don't understand why one unit...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By ColoCardinal
G3X database update issue

I have a dual screen G3X and have been trying to update the databases. The GDU375 will accept the updates whereas the GDU370 will not. The latest "thing to try" was to use a smaller SD card. I have...
Forum: California 01-20-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,641
Posted By ColoCardinal
Sales tax

I purchased that vast majority of my kit in 2010 from a private party. I assume that sales tax was payable by that first party since (in Colorado) sales tax is not assessed on a "private sale". The...
Forum: Midwest 01-18-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,803
Posted By ColoCardinal
Larry, I'm sure that Patrick will be able to...

Larry,
I'm sure that Patrick will be able to help you out. He's a local tech counselor, super nice guy and loves all things aviation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By ColoCardinal
EAA Test flight program

Dale,
It contains advice on recordkeeping, W&B, rough Pitot/static check and Fuel flow tests. These proceedures, as well as the flight testing itseld are not likely to change any time soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By ColoCardinal
Thumbs up EAA Flight test program

I just received mine and am very impressed with how comprehensive it is and plan to use most of it. I spent dozens of hours planning and writing my own program. That work will now become, in large...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,570
Posted By ColoCardinal
countersink

. . or you could replace them with an internal stop: https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Internal-Rudder-Stop-p/2102.htm
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 01-08-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,612
Posted By ColoCardinal
engine out landings

A lot of excellent advice here. I read Ross' short account and it seamed as though he was writing of my experience. It is alarming how powerful the urge to pull up becomes as you approach the ground....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By ColoCardinal
It was 5 years, not 7. Found it here: After the...

It was 5 years, not 7. Found it here:
After the registration expiration date the Registry will send a notice to the owner to tell them when the N-number assignment is scheduled for cancellation. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,488
Posted By ColoCardinal
registration

Per the FAA: If the aircraft registration has not been renewed before the file-by date, the FAA will send a second notice advising the owner of the pending expiration and their options. A third...
Forum: Midwest 01-03-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By ColoCardinal
Nothin'

It doesn't show up on my laptop. :(
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-03-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By ColoCardinal
Best glide

I would add that it gives you a little margin for the natural tendancy pull up as you speed towards earth without power.
Been there!:p
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By ColoCardinal
RV10 in Denver

Matt,
There are two, that I know of, being built at KAPA and have seen a couple flying out of there. I have the contact info for one of the builders and will see if I can get him to contact you. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,867
Posted By ColoCardinal
the other half

Bob, good to hear that a little civility surfaced and you get to buy out the "other half" from the ex. Glad to have you back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,323
Posted By ColoCardinal
Nice numbers, Carl. Are you running LOP? These...

Nice numbers, Carl. Are you running LOP? These are the target numbers I had in mind when I started my build. Transition training starts tomorrow then I'll start on that journey to see what kind of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,091
Posted By ColoCardinal
Safety wire prop

Here's a copy of the Hartzell Propellor Owners Manual (not sure if it applies to your prop). It does specify that the bolts be safety wired in pairs with 0.031" wire:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,091
Posted By ColoCardinal
Safety wiring prop bolts

+ 1 for what Chris said. It's not that tough. Or did you have a good reason for your reluctance to do the job to specs? Even an "ugly" safety wire job is better than none and an "ugly" job should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By ColoCardinal
Brake fluid quantity

As I recall, a quart should be more than enough. Seemed to use about half of that with a dual system.
Forum: Midwest 11-03-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By ColoCardinal
WT, You may want to contact your local EAA...

WT, You may want to contact your local EAA Chapters. Chapter 1117 in Greeley http://1117.eaachapter.org/ or 515 in Loveland http://515.eaachapter.org/will be a great resource. :)
Forum: GPS 10-25-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,021
Posted By ColoCardinal
"Does anyone know if it's "possible" to reduce...

"Does anyone know if it's "possible" to reduce the GPS antenna length? I have one from GRT like this, but with a much longer cable"

Good points from everyone. Perhaps you should contact GRT and ask...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By ColoCardinal
Cummins, perhaps?

Cummins, perhaps?
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-07-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 94,842
Posted By ColoCardinal
Thumbs up You're absolutely flying through the project....

You're absolutely flying through the project. Looking great. Keep it up!:D
Forum: Safety 09-19-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 29,092
Posted By ColoCardinal
Nice work, Vac. A very impressive project. Glad...

Nice work, Vac. A very impressive project. Glad you included the segment demonstrating the sound in a 'normal' cockpit.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,242
Posted By ColoCardinal
A pneumatic squeezer is not needed unless the...

A pneumatic squeezer is not needed unless the builder has a physical limitation or you're in a hurry. They are faster and easier. The manual squeezer easily delivers enough pressure.

If your local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By ColoCardinal
Night would be a problem but I suspect that there...

Night would be a problem but I suspect that there may be more solar radiation in the clouds during the day than one might suspect. Can't hurt & might help. It also doesn't appear to prohibit a couple...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,242
Posted By ColoCardinal
You won't need every tool in the kit,...

You won't need every tool in the kit, immediately. Take your time and buy what you need, as it's needed. That will give you time to shop around. You may want to check the local garage sales, estate...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By ColoCardinal
NICE! show that photo when someone asks why you...

NICE! show that photo when someone asks why you fly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Posted By ColoCardinal
aluminum production in China

As of 2014, 2/3rds of the worlds aluminum production was from Asia and 5 of the world's top 10 producers were located in China. Probably wouldn't be too difficult for them to make clones of many of...
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