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Forum: Propellers 08-27-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By upperdeck
Great support from them too...

Great support from them too...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By upperdeck
The specs on the Clarion show it has 4 channel...

The specs on the Clarion show it has 4 channel preamp outputs. That means it is outputting at line level, ie, not amplified. The second item is not an amplifier either, so it would output at line...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By upperdeck
The numbers are the pins in the wiring harness...

The numbers are the pins in the wiring harness that you would connect the wires to. Lo is ground, as in the ground for the RCA audio leads. I doubt you would be able to use an amplified signal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,910
Posted By upperdeck
I'm a fan of the Garmin Virb and audio being fed...

I'm a fan of the Garmin Virb and audio being fed with no cables via bluetooth from the garmin audio panel.

This is a video of my first flight, performed by Jeff Point, a week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By upperdeck
I have a set of their lights including the tail...

I have a set of their lights including the tail strobe, and both nav/strobes for wingtips. They are extremely bright. Make me an offer if you're interested.
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By upperdeck
My whirlwind back plate did exactly the same...

My whirlwind back plate did exactly the same thing on my RV7, except the angle matched a little better.

I built up the back side with fiberglass cut into 1" wide strips about 6" long. Once cured, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,368
Posted By upperdeck
Sales Tax

Interestingly enough, Wisconsin has no sales tax on aircraft parts since mid 2014. Being a Wisconsin resident, I was pleasantly surprised when I registered my newly minted RV7. I was expecting a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By upperdeck
I happen to have one that's ready for first...

I happen to have one that's ready for first flight. PM me your contact info, I'd be happy to give you a tour.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,910
Posted By upperdeck
Skip the Cables

The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 had bluetooth in for cockpit audio. I have their audio panel and the above camera and just paired them last week in prep for my upcoming first flight. The camera picks up all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By upperdeck
I used Van’s RV10 part to mount a larger oil...

I used Van’s RV10 part to mount a larger oil cooler to the firewall. They sell a 4” diameter ring to mount on the traditional baffle location. There’s a picture of a portion of this...
Forum: California 05-02-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By upperdeck
Wisconsin

Wisconsin passed a law in 2014 exempting all aircraft parts from sales and use tax. I believe purchases made at airventure qualify. The registration fee for an experimental in Wisconsin is a one time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By upperdeck
stainless steel wire glands

I used stainless steel wire glands. Worked like a charm.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=wire+glands+stainless+steel
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 936
Posted By upperdeck
I used rockerswitchpros and am very happy. Still...

I used rockerswitchpros and am very happy. Still need to have some labels. I didn't find the labeling to be a big deal.

https://jeffsrv7ablog.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/20170822_195414.jpg
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By upperdeck
I used a flatbed tow truck for my 7. They were...

I used a flatbed tow truck for my 7. They were pretty excited to help, charged me $100.

https://jeffsrv7ablog.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/20180103_180923.jpg
Forum: Interiors 01-26-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By upperdeck
Definitely Classic.aero aviator side panels. But...

Definitely Classic.aero aviator side panels. But they don't make them anymore.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By upperdeck
Powder Coat

My panel is powder coated. The choices in color are the same as paint, so basically unlimited. The powder coating was then laser engraved and backfilled with white paint. Extremely happy with how it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-25-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By upperdeck
Can you tell me the minimum distance needed to...

Can you tell me the minimum distance needed to pull a rivet using your tool? I have a gap on my project that is not much longer than the stem. This might be the ticket!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-11-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,574
Posted By upperdeck
I'll say it again, my EFII installation has had...

I'll say it again, my EFII installation has had incredible support from Mr. Paisley. The quality of the parts are second to none. While my new engine ran flawlessly on the test cell with the EFII...
Forum: Reviews 11-09-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By upperdeck
I for one can't praise Robert Paisley enough. I...

I for one can't praise Robert Paisley enough. I purchased his system with my new Titan engine and he has always been helpful with my stupid questions. I voted with my dollars and am quite happy with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,366
Posted By upperdeck
workout session

Numerous times, I've substituted my airplane factory episodes as my workout at the gym!
Forum: Propellers 10-25-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,279
Posted By upperdeck
I unpacked mine (see previous post to photo). I...

I unpacked mine (see previous post to photo). I would at least inspect it for any shipping damage asap.
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,279
Posted By upperdeck
I did get a spinner, unpainted.

I did get a spinner, unpainted.
Forum: Propellers 09-30-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,279
Posted By upperdeck
I hate to contribute to the thread drift, but I...

I hate to contribute to the thread drift, but I did get my HRTprop from WW about three weeks ago. She's a beauty!

https://jeffsrv7ablog.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/20170906_165005.jpg?w=1320
Forum: Propellers 09-01-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,279
Posted By upperdeck
Prop and spinner have shipped! Pics on arrival!

Prop and spinner have shipped! Pics on arrival!
Forum: Propellers 08-31-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,279
Posted By upperdeck
Word from whirlwind is the spinner is drying...

Word from whirlwind is the spinner is drying overnight and should ship tomorrow. I'll post pics asap!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,305
Posted By upperdeck
Spectacular Jeff! Very inspiring!

Spectacular Jeff! Very inspiring!
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,023
Posted By upperdeck
My uncle and his passenger are two of the saves...

My uncle and his passenger are two of the saves included in the Cirrus statistics referenced above. In his case, he was in IMC, in the mountains, and encountered a wind sheer. Parachute activated and...
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,279
Posted By upperdeck
I was told the same thing, my engine is 210 hp on...

I was told the same thing, my engine is 210 hp on Titans dyno.

I'll post up any new info on delivery. For what it's worth, I placed my order at OshKosh in 2016 but deliberately delayed delivery.
Forum: Propellers 08-27-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,279
Posted By upperdeck
HRT

For what it's worth, I have the HRT on order also. I've been told it will be shipping this week. No tracking info yet.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By upperdeck
Because I have an EFII system, I put two of these...

Because I have an EFII system, I put two of these batteries on my RV7 firewall, oriented vertically. I also have two start solenoids below the batteries. It will all fit with room to spare.

Pics on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-24-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By upperdeck
Hopefully I have the newer version of the PLX...

Hopefully I have the newer version of the PLX then! I'm not sure how to determine that though?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-24-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By upperdeck
Thanks for the encouraging comments. It's a tip...

Thanks for the encouraging comments. It's a tip up.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-22-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By upperdeck
Thanks! The round dial is an O2 sensor that EFII...

Thanks! The round dial is an O2 sensor that EFII recommends. It's actually a digital readout that puts a numerical value on the mixture setting.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-22-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By upperdeck
Fired Up the Panel - G3X

So today was a bit of a milestone, I fired up the panel. I haven't bothered to set anything up yet, and the can bus isn't entirely wired since the roll servo/wings aren't...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By upperdeck
I'm hoping to have pics of mine in the next few...

I'm hoping to have pics of mine in the next few days, and more info to follow about how to get one of your own...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,733
Posted By upperdeck
I was fortunate enough that before they moved to...

I was fortunate enough that before they moved to AL i had the opportunity to watch Bobby Looper build my engine. Spectacular guy, spectacular experience.

Unfortunately Bobby told me at OSH that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,458
Posted By upperdeck
Aeroled

10% off at Wick's and when asked about their best price on nav/tail strobes, Aircraftspruce beat them by $15.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-25-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By upperdeck
Yes, they also have aviation specific icons. I...

Yes, they also have aviation specific icons. I have several of theirs, even some extras. No pics yet...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 76,420
Posted By upperdeck
Heads Up Display

This!

http://www.planeandpilotmag.com/article/surprise-garmin-now-makes-huds/#.WSGcSBA8Kf0
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By upperdeck
I tried to use those roll pins with no success. I...

I tried to use those roll pins with no success. I will be enlarging the holes slightly and using some tiny machine nuts and bolts.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-11-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By upperdeck
I disagree about the hot starts. This should be...

I disagree about the hot starts. This should be one of the areas that the EFII system excels.
Forum: Tools 03-07-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,034
Posted By upperdeck
Six lobe stainless 100* flathead machine...

Six lobe stainless 100* flathead machine screws
http://www.microfasteners.com/home.php?cat=620
Forum: Tools 03-06-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,034
Posted By upperdeck
One of the better pieces of advice I ever got is...

One of the better pieces of advice I ever got is to ditch the Vans screws for torx heads. No more stripped fasteners.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,759
Posted By upperdeck
I would second this recommendation. I bought one...

I would second this recommendation. I bought one for my 11 year old for Christmas and when I can get him off of it and ride it myself it really is a hoot. The mini pro is easy to ride for sure, my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 23,358
Posted By upperdeck
Can someone elaborate on this comment? Did his...

Can someone elaborate on this comment? Did his rudder fail and cause the crash? If so, was the rudder failure due to the lack of proseal?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,293
Posted By upperdeck
At prices similar to Garmin, exactly my point.

At prices similar to Garmin, exactly my point.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,293
Posted By upperdeck
If Dynon or another company thought there was a...

If Dynon or another company thought there was a profit to be made by producing their own ifr navigator at a price that would undercut Garmin's sales, don't you think they would enter the market...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,319
Posted By upperdeck
I also used Up North Aviation, Bill did a great...

I also used Up North Aviation, Bill did a great job cutting my panel and I love the layout! I had mine powder coated locally and sent it to stein air for switch and warning light layout and also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By upperdeck
Not flying but I just had one built with a...

Not flying but I just had one built with a counter weighted crankshaft. EFII system dyno results were 207 HP. Loved the experience of going to San Antonio to see it built.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By upperdeck
Is vapor lock mitigated by a fuel return line?...

Is vapor lock mitigated by a fuel return line? That was my impression and the EFII system has one. The EFII system runs at 35 psi too.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By upperdeck
Paul, I would love to see what your battery...

Paul, I would love to see what your battery solution is.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By upperdeck
Bret, do you have pictures of your fuel pump...

Bret, do you have pictures of your fuel pump install? Greatly appreciated!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By upperdeck
Robert of EFII stated it was acceptable to...

Robert of EFII stated it was acceptable to install his fuel pumps on the engine side of the firewall with heat shielding. I like the idea of no high pressure fuel in the cabin.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By upperdeck
Seeking Firewall Layout Advice

I'm looking for advice on laying out my firewall on my RV7.

I'm installing the full EFII system with an IO360 and vertical induction.

I need to locate two 680 Earthx batteries, two starter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,975
Posted By upperdeck
Are you observing in San Antonio? I did this...

Are you observing in San Antonio? I did this right after labor day. Bobby Looper built my engine. Awesome experience!

My engine also a 370, but counterweighted, high compression pistons, and EFII....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By upperdeck
Interesting Engine Photo

I had this unique photo of my engine sent to me today and thought I'd share.

I travel to San Antonio and Titan right after Labor Day to observe the build and return home with some extra...
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,751
Posted By upperdeck
Lodging

Hey Kevin, I can help with lodging, check PM.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-25-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,773
Posted By upperdeck
What is this FADEC upgrade of which you speak?

What is this FADEC upgrade of which you speak?
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By upperdeck
Sharpen the tip of the hing pin.

Sharpen the tip of the hing pin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 115,974
Posted By upperdeck
Steve, what's the depth of the unit with the...

Steve, what's the depth of the unit with the battery attached?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,315
Posted By upperdeck
That's exactly why I have the G5 on the top, it...

That's exactly why I have the G5 on the top, it is a tip up!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,315
Posted By upperdeck
To interpret Bill's drawing, the red line is the...

To interpret Bill's drawing, the red line is the edge of the metal panel. The yellow dashed line is the outline of the carbon fiber flange of the panel frame behind it. Some of the cf can/would be...
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