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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By 74-07
Ultimate prop wrench and my ipad

Many years ago, my wife purchased one of the early ipad’s as a gift for me. I can remember thinking how pricey I thought the ipad was. That was, until I found out just how incredibly useful it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By 74-07
I'm now thinking perhaps when new, the rod did...

I'm now thinking perhaps when new, the rod did not have sufficient clearance and thru the next 375 hours of flight time, it "adjusted" either the flap rod, the fuselage skin, or both. Either way, it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By 74-07
I agree Mel. All I can say is that when static,...

I agree Mel. All I can say is that when static, the rods JUST cleared the fuselage skin but something has caused the wear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By 74-07
Flap Pushrod Wear

As my first act as a new A&P and the owner of a RV-7 that I didn't build, I decided to move my condition inspection back to December from the original February timeframe to get it done when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By 74-07
Compared to the panel upgrades many of us do,...

Compared to the panel upgrades many of us do, moving the engine controls is, at best, a minor change. As a multiple RV buyer, left side/right side wouldn't be a buy/no buy consideration if the rest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By 74-07
Our 7 has left-hand engine controls and my son...

Our 7 has left-hand engine controls and my son and I love it! Just like the military airplanes, the Champ and the RV-8 in our past!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,104
Posted By 74-07
Choice

I’ve owned both. RV8 is a wonderful airplane for single pilot ops. Grandkids in back were not ideal as you just couldn’t see them. RV8 gets a little twitchy with significant weight in rear. Coolness...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,698
Posted By 74-07
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By 74-07
Alternator

Exactly what I did.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By 74-07
Alternator

YES! Today, I replaced all pins and the plug and now, I'm showing a steady 13.9-14.0 volt charge rate (battery is down). Ultimately, I think the problem was the sense wire was crimped over insulator....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By 74-07
Alternator

I may have found the problem. I took a very close look at the connector and the wires. Found that the 12 volt input wire had insulation on it 95% of the wire where bare wire should be under the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By 74-07
Alternator

Dan,

Haven't replaced the plug yet as I'm waiting on the correct crimpers to be delivered so I can replace the pins. I did dissect the plug and found the crimp on the jumper wire where the two wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By 74-07
Just ordered one of Bob's just to keep as a...

Just ordered one of Bob's just to keep as a spare. Thanks Bob!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By 74-07
Alternator

Brand new alternator! Old one was diagnosed as having a bad internal voltage regulator. Probably have a good spare now as the problem obviously wasn't with the alternator!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,946
Posted By 74-07
Alternator problem - here we go again

Ok, I have a Plane Power 60 amp alternator. It works fine for a while then, it doesn't. We've run out all of the wiring and checked the belt. We looked at the plug and tugged on the wire. All good....
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By 74-07
Exhaust

Just a note on my experience with Clint and Vetterman.......bought a RV-7 from the original builder. Had a small exhaust issue with the Vetterman exhaust. Called Clint and I have never, ever been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By 74-07
Ebay - search “switch guards”

Ebay - search “switch guards”
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By 74-07
I actually completely agree with Vic. The fact...

I actually completely agree with Vic. The fact is, I only replaced my PP alternator with another because I am just wrapping up a two year A&P program and I don't hardly have time to fly much less...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By 74-07
Low voltage

Yep, exact same problem I had with my PP alternator. It was intermittent and, as a result, very difficult to diagnose. After checking everything multiple times, I finally narrowed it down to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By 74-07
A&P

This, as I am finishing up two years of A&P school, full-time, 8 hours a day with no summers off and studying a couple of hours a day. Studied more than I ever did in college or in Air Force UPT. I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 46,811
Posted By 74-07
EPIC achievement!

EPIC achievement!
Forum: Southeast 08-30-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,375
Posted By 74-07
Triple Tree

On behalf of Pat and all of our volunteers, we want to thank you for coming year after year. We think this year is going to be spectacular. The grounds have never looked better, the new women's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By 74-07
Thank you. It is truly my pleasure!

Thank you. It is truly my pleasure!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By 74-07
Roughness

Sam,

Make sure your carb heat is actually going to full cold.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 46,811
Posted By 74-07
Latest tracking looks like he's walking around...

Latest tracking looks like he's walking around the grounds at the Captain Cook hotel!!! Amazing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By 74-07
nylon washers under tyco circuit breaker switch nut

Anyone know where you can get the thin nylon type washers that go under the Tyco circuit breaker switch face nut? No problem finding them for the straight circuit breakers but the switches have a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-03-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,316
Posted By 74-07
Jet A

Fuel contamination is fuel contamination. There is no published data anywhere that I know of that allows jet A mixed with 100ll to be used by a piston engine. For what it's worth, I would, without...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-02-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By 74-07
SC

Vlad,

Your invitation to Triple Tree is always open!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,675
Posted By 74-07
Medical forceps

Medical forceps
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,720
Posted By 74-07
Tandem

We've owned both an 8 and a 7. I absolutely loved the 8 but wife would not ride in the back. I persisted and just flew by myself or with friends. Then, one day, my son had our then five year old...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,263
Posted By 74-07
RV-10

Just an info point. I’ve purchased two RVs, a 8 and a 7. Both were beautifully built, have been absolutely reliable and performed better in every way over the 1960s high performance single I owned...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,655
Posted By 74-07
Two screens

Our 7 came with a D-180 and an EKP IV. We really liked the D-180 which was used for PFD and EMS functions. We really didn't like the EKP IV which was, for my son and I, outdated, difficult to use and...
Forum: ADS-B 05-01-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,673
Posted By 74-07
Discount

You can discount your offer whatever you'd like BUT, as a buyer of several really nice RVs and with people on this forum posting for weeks or even months wanting to buy, the seller may simply close...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By 74-07
Dynon D-180 AOA never ending alarm

Ok, I have searched and read all of the old threads concerning the never ending AOA audible alarm after landing. I noticed almost all of the threads were from several years back and it seems the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By 74-07
Magnetometer

We just did a Skyview upgrade to our RV7. Mounted a remote magnetometer on the shelf in the tail and the ADHRS in the right front corner behind the panel. All works perfectly.
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By 74-07
Triple Tree

Bill is correct but you can PM me and If you want to land at Triple Tree. I'll get you permission. We have a nice collection of WWII aircraft including a P-51.
Forum: Southeast 03-18-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By 74-07
Cool airports

Triple Tree Aerodrome. SC00
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By 74-07
Skyview to D-180 help

I'm trying to get the gps info from a Skyview to a D-180 so the D-180 can calculate and display the winds aloft. I am using serial port 4 to transmit the info from Skyview. I have connected the blue...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By 74-07
I didn’t even try it without the remote. It was...

I didn’t even try it without the remote. It was pretty obvious with all of the wiring running behind the panel that it probably wasn’t goingto work without the remote. The remote isn’t all that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By 74-07
ADHRS

I just did a similar install. Easy install at panel but a real pain to install back inside fuselage and run wiring, static, pitot and AOA lines. Bought the remote magnetometer and installed it in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By 74-07
Crack

Lew Gallagher in Greenville, SC has been fixing lots of cracked RV canopies. He does beautiful work. PM me if you'd like his contact info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,957
Posted By 74-07
51%

Build log was sufficient.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-02-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,578
Posted By 74-07
Ignition

Just watched it on youtube. Great presentation and I learned a bunch! Thanks Bill and Andy.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By 74-07
Rudder

Check your PMs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By 74-07
Insanity

Finally located the problem today. Intermittant ground to headset jack! In the process, a good friend that is an automotive electronics expert, created a beautiful airplane wiring diagram which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By 74-07
We'll check that for sure!

We'll check that for sure!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By 74-07
Insanity

There was no audio connection to skyview. We have looked at all of the wiring multiple times and we cannot find any loose wires or connections.

No, at the present time, the intercom between headsets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
Posted By 74-07
Icom-Flightcom interface insanity!

We're finalizing an upgrade to our second-owner RV-7. The new Skyview, which replaced an EKP IV, has been installed and is working perfectly. Financials dictate that, for now, we keep our original...
Forum: Southeast 01-20-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By 74-07
Groups

Come visit us at Triple Tree. Lots of events with lots of RVs.
Www.tripletreeaerodrome.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,500
Posted By 74-07
Tools

Get one of these and never, ever loan it out. This will be your absolute favorite when it comes to condition inspection time and you have all those panels to open up.

https://youtu.be/-fiBoH2-Vn4
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-07-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,800
Posted By 74-07
Repai

Guys,

Tim is steering you straight. I have personally witnesseed our buddy repairing a RV canopy and I can tell you, when he's finished the repaired area is pretty much undetectable. It takes skill,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By 74-07
RV-7

Thanks guys for all of the ideas. We're going the cushion route. I went by Goodwill and they were having a sale on orphaned cushions. Bought enough to fill the back of our SUV for $26! We will use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By 74-07
RV-7

It's a tip up taildragger

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By 74-07
Working inside fuselage - 2nd owner

Ok guys, I have searched this and found a few suggestions but we're doing several upgrades to our RV-7 and we're going to have to run additional wiring through the aft fuselage. This is going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By 74-07
Thanks Larry. I did send an email to Van's. I...

Thanks Larry. I did send an email to Van's. I sort of figured that's where I was going to have to go but didn't know if I was missing something in the plans or manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By 74-07
Holes in bulkhead 706,707 and 708 - RV7

I am not the builder but I have plans and construction manual, have reviewed them thoroughly and cannot find the answer to this question. The drawings seem to suggest it's ok but only in reference to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,273
Posted By 74-07
7

We didn't build ours but we absolutely love it! What an incredible airplane.
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By 74-07
Left side

Shawn,

If you'd like, I can send photos to your email of our 7 with left side throttle/prop/mixture controls. We absolutely love it configured this way. BTW, the panel is out for upgrade so I could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By 74-07
Panel

Just left our RV-7 panel at the hydro dippers. Going to get a carbon fiber finish with matte clear coating. Then off to the lettering guys.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By 74-07
Hydro dipping

Dropped it off today. Guy is a real pro and we had lengthy discussion on level of matte finish, pattern of carbon fiber and background paint. His price was right in line with what others have quoted...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-06-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,254
Posted By 74-07
Quite a character. He will be missed.

Quite a character. He will be missed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By 74-07
Throttle quadrant

Shawn,

Our RV7 has a left side quadrant. As a couple of ex-Air Force pilots, my son and I really like it. We previously owned an 8 and, of course, it had the same. In addition to just feeling right,...
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