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Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Mel look down this page about 60% down, yellow...

Mel look down this page about 60% down, yellow RV-4 with that sexy spinner.

http://www.kitplanes.com/issues/29_7/builder_spotlight/Firewall_Forward_Choosing_a_Prop_for_Your_Project_20498-1.html

Mel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By gmcjetpilot
EDIT I found a number (2 r's in Harrold) but did...

EDIT I found a number (2 r's in Harrold) but did not try it yet:

HARROLD AIRCRAFT (JERRY HARROLD) 503-860-0941 (I called it. No ring goes straight to Automatic message: Person you are trying to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Pointy Spinner With Hidden Screws - Where To Find

I had a Pointy Spinner on my RV-4 with no screws. I forgot the guys name who use to make them, recall he was in Oregon, and I am not sure if he still sells spinners.

I think the stock spinner is...
Forum: RV-4 10-11-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Had similar problem on my RV-4 and I took a...

Had similar problem on my RV-4 and I took a different less draggy approach. I put to VG's in front of the NACA scoop.
The two NACA inlets where in my canopy skirt on RHS. A combo of the Prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,478
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thank God you are OK.... Bird strike can take...

Thank God you are OK.... Bird strike can take pilot and plane out, civilian and military... If you want to race or do fast low flying a helmet with face shield I think is a must... I had an friend...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,171
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You don't have a very good imagination... There...

You don't have a very good imagination... There is a sad case of a RV-8 about 19 years ago in the Oregon, massive fire, piloted try to descend, bailed out.... He did not have a chute. He decided he...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-01-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,271
Posted By gmcjetpilot
One more thing about loops. When I was getting...

One more thing about loops. When I was getting some dual in a RV-4, we did a loop and I was told to try and get a stall buffet and recover at the top of the loop....

So inverted I increased back...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-30-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,271
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I am not telling you HOW to do a loop. As...

I am not telling you HOW to do a loop. As luddite42 said, good advice, get some dual, understand before you start.

Second, there are things you should do and think of before looping your RV. You...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-28-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,483
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I have researched this, even the larger pad...

I have researched this, even the larger pad mounted alternators do not make much more than 10 amps at idle. The weight savings is not that grea,t and there is a possible issue of shearing the spline...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By gmcjetpilot
+1 CHANGE IT... it is not airworthy.

+1 CHANGE IT... it is not airworthy.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-27-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,931
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Great Work Otis

The plenum you made to cool alternator rectifier shields it from radiant and convective heat under the cowl... With the blast tube you are as cool as it can be in this configuration, from what I see....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks for the replies... I am going to try and...

Thanks for the replies... I am going to try and resist the urge to make it more complicated (with electrical servo actuation) and just use a flex cable.... :)

There are servos all over cars for the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-25-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,397
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I wounder if your O320 is not making full power?...

I wounder if your O320 is not making full power?

You can have a metal fixed pitch prop re-pitched.

I would go through the engine and make sure compression (leak down) is good, Oil analysis is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Heat Box Questions

I am looking at the two cabin heat stainless versions, spot welded not assembled with aluminum hardware for my RV-7 (listed below).

Also what is the throw or travel to move the flap from closed to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-19-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 50,799
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Sorry to bump this thread since it involved loss...

Sorry to bump this thread since it involved loss of life. However there are
several broken links. NTSB report search for RV10 or RV 10 or RV-10 will
not find report. It was listed as "Trish's Ride...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thank you both. Got to say not a fan of the ball...

Thank you both. Got to say not a fan of the ball infiltrator idea in that thread, but clever. I was thinking something flush. However due to boundary layer flush AOA port may not work. Hope to find...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-19-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,171
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Good advice and goes along with the seminar Allan...

Good advice and goes along with the seminar Allan Silver gives, emergency parachute use for sport pilots, if/when to get out is #1 decision.

I notice some videos on youtube of military training on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,410
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I put my twin dipole V under fuselage, under Horz...

I put my twin dipole V under fuselage, under Horz Stab, Fwd of tail wheel spring mount. I had a duplex'er so it was VOR, LOC and ILS. It was out of the way and worked very well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By gmcjetpilot
AOA Port in LEADING EDGE - Where to locate (or won't work)

I know this must have been figured out. I plan on using EFIS AOA (Dynon,
Garmin, GRT) but not a fan of the Pitot/AOA port in one.

These AOA's work (with out a vane) is comparing pressure of pitot...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,171
Posted By gmcjetpilot
That would be embarrassing, well for only a short...

That would be embarrassing, well for only a short while. :eek:

Good advice. I add treat your chute like gold... DO NOT LEAVE IT sitting in the plane or hanger all the time like a pile of dirty...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,171
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Slider can't be fully open in flight at speed....

Slider can't be fully open in flight at speed. You need removable forward pins on sliders. When we say bailout, we are taking round emergency chutes for glider/sport/aerobatic/warbird pilots, round...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By gmcjetpilot
The Nitrogen is DRY and has no H2O or water vapor...

The Nitrogen is DRY and has no H2O or water vapor and changes pressure less with temperature change.

I called a tire manufacture and asked: WHY ARE TUBES were so expensive. The reason?

There are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-08-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By gmcjetpilot
If you are talking the nose gear you can buy tube...

If you are talking the nose gear you can buy tube for the "Lamb" Cheng Shin 11 X 400 X 5 tire. Those tubes are about $10 from Vans or Spruce.

If you mean main gear, Grainger has this tube close for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,590
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I am looking at buying new tires for my RV-7...

I am looking at buying new tires for my RV-7 project.

Glad to hear about Goodyear Flight Special II. They look good and are less than $97. Other tire I'm considering Specialty Tires "Air Trac"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,138
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Garmin in General is VERY proprietary.... not...

Garmin in General is VERY proprietary.... not only servos.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Don't forget for light weight: fancy paint job,...

Don't forget for light weight: fancy paint job, fancy panel (IFR), fancy upholstery, night lighting.... Prop - wood fixed pitch is lightest. Engine- O-320 would yeild lightest weight.

Weight of TIP...
Forum: RV-4 08-28-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,203
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Good move upgrading conical and go dynafocal,...

Good move upgrading conical and go dynafocal, good .... I would only suggest conical if you had a wood fixed prop.
If you stick with conical get LORD mounts. They cost more but will be far superior...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-27-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,996
Posted By gmcjetpilot
This makes me sad.... Flying low can be fun. From...

This makes me sad.... Flying low can be fun. From personal experience I only do it when I know the area, typically right over the runway, ie, low pass. It still has risks. Hitting a bird at 200 mph,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,531
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I am curious what is in the panel Flight...

I am curious what is in the panel Flight Instruments and Nav your RV9A has?

Of course to fly IFR you must have FAR required specific Flt Instruments (and have pitot
static currently certified for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By gmcjetpilot
A fixed pitch O-320 converted to C/S requires new...

A fixed pitch O-320 converted to C/S requires new crank and adding governor to accessory case (rear). I doubt they had a front Gov pad and drive on a solid crank O-320 case. I could be wrong or this...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes! Yes!!! it has value... What is the...

Yes! Yes!!! it has value... What is the O-320-DASH WHAT? Does it have dynafocal mounts?

My RV-4 (sold :( ) had a O-320 150HP C/S Hartzell HC-F2YL Prop (extended hub). My RV-4 top speed 205 mph any...
Forum: Propellers 08-09-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I'm going to develop a constant speed prop for my...

I'm going to develop a constant speed prop for my RV-7. I am going to convert $8000 into a Hartzell blended air foil compact hub. :)

The question is over my head, but sounds like an interesting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Keep building and don't waste too much time on...

Keep building and don't waste too much time on EFIS or avionics until you are really ready to build the panel. Delay buying as long as possible before making a decision. For sure things will change,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 36,890
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I had 900 hours in my RV-4 with off the shelf...

I had 900 hours in my RV-4 with off the shelf 35-40 amp ND, internally regulated, no issue before selling the plane.

Vibration and heat should be considered. Many folks should consider dynamic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Bill is that a NO to making more plenums? I have...

Bill is that a NO to making more plenums? I have RV-7 project, parallel valve 360 and equivalent of SJ short cowl. The latter difference long vs short I don't think is an issue. Are you willing to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-02-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,834
Posted By gmcjetpilot
You can fly IFR in a RV, without autopilit, if...

You can fly IFR in a RV, without autopilit, if you follow all applicable FAR's and common sense. However +1 on autopilot and competent currency for any single pilot IFR Ops. You can fly without...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-01-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,334
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks everyone... and nice chart N42AH...

Thanks everyone... and nice chart N42AH (propaganda considered). I am thinking the ACK E-04 (not AK "AmeriKing) is a winner overall... It is a pretty new unit, out only a year I think, but then again...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-01-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,334
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Kevin right now as far as I know no FAR or law...

Kevin right now as far as I know no FAR or law requiring you to install a 406 ELT is on the books, and there is no date certain as of now. To be sure 121.5 and 243 MHZ are either not monitored (by...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,334
Posted By gmcjetpilot
406 ELT Review Comparisons Opinions Prices

There is no dedicated category on ELT and consider this (type) specific and safety related.

Since I started looking again at buying an ELT again, I see the market has caught up; it went from no 406...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By gmcjetpilot
ELT Review Comparisons Opinions Prices 406 / 121.5

There is no dedicated category on ELT and consider this (type) specific and safety related.

Since I started looking again at buying an ELT I see the market has caught up and it went from no 406 elts...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,176
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks for the pics.... those 5x5 air-hawks look...

Thanks for the pics.... those 5x5 air-hawks look down right massive next to the Lamb.

Thanks, I called Desser .... and they told me it's only rated for about 775 lbs each... so 2 x 775 = 1550 lbs. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,176
Posted By gmcjetpilot
What to do?

I am a little worried about having them on my RV-7 with O360 and Hartzell prop.... I am keeping it light but the gross weight is still 1800 lbs vs 1600 lbs for RV6.... With fuel and passenger it...
Forum: GPS 09-26-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
$5K... you are my hero! Nice work... what's going...

$5K... you are my hero! Nice work... what's going in the big square hole? Dynon, Grand Rapids.... G1000? ha ha.
Forum: GPS 09-26-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks... I think that is a theme with the touch...

Thanks... I think that is a theme with the touch screens.... I am sure in a Cessna with built in aluminum overgast, mounted on yoke or side RAM mount it's fine ....
Forum: GPS 09-26-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Please I don't want you to think, I think its a...

Please I don't want you to think, I think its a BAD thing to have... I am only talking about my needs... but I see your point... If this happens, as you say, inadvertent VFR into IFR at night,...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I hear you. I was being sarcastic, sorry...and...

I hear you. I was being sarcastic, sorry...and have done my share of mountain flying... I have an ORIGINAL Sparky J. Imeson Mountain flying VHS tape and several mountain airstrip guides. (I just...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks for the pretty picture... I like it. I...

Thanks for the pretty picture... I like it. I will put the Aera back on the list. Like the wood panel, real veneer I assume? Purdy The Aera's (why did they spell it like that) is so news I have not...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Excellent detailed info... Yep wait and see. I...

Excellent detailed info... Yep wait and see. I heard about glare and low visibility in daylight. New screen or antiglare, software upgrades... the price stay the same... sounds like it would be a...
Forum: GPS 09-25-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I think you mean Scott Crossfield, that was...

I think you mean Scott Crossfield, that was weather... he was in and around severe thunder storms, turbulence, icing on a IFR FP at 10,000 and lost control, even broke the plane. Parts were found...
Forum: GPS 09-24-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Thanks Gent... That is good info, spooling up on...

Thanks Gent... That is good info, spooling up on the state-O art of GPS...

I found Youtube has a ton of aviation GPS videos which are informative...
I sat through several and didn't make a dent in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,528
Posted By gmcjetpilot
No one answered you... and I will keep the status...

No one answered you... and I will keep the status quo... It is 100% YOUR decision, pocket book, choice and preference. If as you say understand all the pro's/con's of the different variations, then...
Forum: GPS 09-23-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,593
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Best GPS for under $1000 (portable for panel mounting)

I was going to put a Garmin 196 in the panel or find an upgrade 396 or 496, to complement my Dynon EFIS and Grand Rapids EIS engine monitor. I like the idea I can take it out to program it or what...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,176
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Any one Using Lamb Tires? SamJames Fairing

Any one with experience using Lamb Tires for mains on RV-7 (tail dragger)?
I am also using Sam James wheel fairing (for lamb tires).

Any speed numbers? I figure a MPH or three at cruise?
How are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,090
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Your stall angle in ground effect is greater than...

Your stall angle in ground effect is greater than your 3 point angle on all the ground. Just accept it or change your hold it off technique a little.

The solution is fly it on more and DON'T hold it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,313
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Awesome pics Wade... Thanks a million... That...

Awesome pics Wade... Thanks a million... That looks sharp (pun intended). You will have to put a sign up at air show, to keep a passersby clear, so they don't cut their self .... Ha ha! That baby...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,313
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I think part of the gain is you clipped the wing...

I think part of the gain is you clipped the wing a tad, reduced wing area... good fore a little higher speed but (if noticable) higher stall?

Can I ask how much faster and what else did you try,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,313
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Gelcoat.... ha ha! I forgot about the Vans...

Gelcoat.... ha ha! I forgot about the Vans Gelcoat... it can be thick.

Yes thanks, I'd appreciate it. I am interested, a picture would be nice!

I think that's the right way to go, get'er done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,313
Posted By gmcjetpilot
I assume the balas was 3/32 thick. You used a...

I assume the balas was 3/32 thick. You used a cutoff while and just by hand to put a grove in the wing tip? Is it even 1/2" thick any place? I was thinking going in 1/32" not 1/2"?


Any pictures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,901
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Well you can state it here what your #2, #3...

Well you can state it here what your #2, #3 is...

Yes solder can be done well of course. All most all electronic circuits, tubes to transistors, that I know of since the early 20th century to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,901
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Yes it was obvious you did not notice...:D I...

Yes it was obvious you did not notice...:D I said self explanatory, not don't read. :rolleyes: (I am razzing you)


That makes sense and good reasons. The Molex is a winner... I was a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,901
Posted By gmcjetpilot
Not enough reading on your part.... :D Read the...

Not enough reading on your part.... :D
Read the post...I'll take care of the engineering... Thanks for your input.
The Molex and Faston are two very different options, want to narrow it?

DB9...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,901
Posted By gmcjetpilot
What Kind of Wiring Do You Like Best? *POLL*

Should be self explanatory. Basically you have a box behind the panel, what wiring do you like best. Not to prejudice I will hold my opinion for now. They are not necessarily in order of my...
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