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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,305
Posted By Dan Langhout
Extensively used but not a decision factor

My decision to build an RV was totally driven by Dan Checkoway's build/fly web site back in the day. I binge read his entire site and it lit the RV build fire under me.
That said, I made extensive...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-24-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,878
Posted By Dan Langhout
Bread Pudding

Well . . . . . I didn't think I ate it that fast! I can attest however that it was HUGH and it was Great! Not nearly as sweet as you might think given that it's made out of Krispy Kreme donuts. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Dan Langhout
A quick look at the G5 installation manual and...

A quick look at the G5 installation manual and pilot guide suggests that the RS-232 is all that is needed. In the pilots guide, there is mention of an SL-30 NAV as a source to drive the glideslope. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-20-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By Dan Langhout
HSI

I would think it would drive the HSI page that's available on the G5.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,200
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thread with Many Pictures

Mine is cable operated, all carbon fiber, and can be opened and closed from the cockpit. 3 years and 270 hours - and it's working fine. Here...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,621
Posted By Dan Langhout
37X ?

So does this apply to the 37X units as well? I am assuming not since you didn't specifically mention it (but I can always hope ;)).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By Dan Langhout
Simple

I bought my IO-375 from Aerosport in 2010. If I recall, I put a deposit down using a credit card, and then paid the balance with a mailed check when they were ready to ship it. The price from them...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Dan Langhout
Closer together

Yes - closer together. So this means that when you try to close the handle afterwards, the dies will touch before you get the handle all the way down. Moving the handle the rest of the way closed...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Dan Langhout
1 turn preload

My horizontal stab was just a bit "underdimpled" until I zeroed in on how to set up my DRDT-2. I was concerned at the time (cosmetically, not structurally) but it turned out to be a non issue.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By Dan Langhout
WOW! - Now that's what I call a crack! That...

WOW! - Now that's what I call a crack! That would go in my trash bin for sure.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,741
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yup

Mine came curved way worse than in the OP's photo. I had an old tire laying around at this point in my build. Used it as a sort of a form to straighten the part out. Worked great.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-08-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Dan Langhout
Looking

I did exactly that during my build - didn't want to splice the included pigtail. Let me dig around and see if I can find where I ordered them from.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By Dan Langhout
Perfectly Normal

Normally, the extension end is kept from rotating because the rod end is attached to the flap weldment. If it isn't (like on the bench), there is enough drag between the threads to just make the...
Forum: Tools 09-13-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By Dan Langhout
What he said

+1 for this thought.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,873
Posted By Dan Langhout
Both Books

I own both books - and both are good. I think the "Complete" book could have used some better editing. Either one will give you a good foundation on how things work and what to expect. But I agree...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Dan Langhout
Ah Yes

Good point. IFR is the point of this whole 430W exercise in the first place. Guess I will just find a good place to mount the GA 35
Forum: GPS 08-16-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Dan Langhout
TSO'd ?

I saw the lists in both the 400W series and GDU-375 install manuals. I am assuming the GA 57X is not TSO'd (the price would suggest it is not). I was just struck by the almost identical electrical...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Dan Langhout
Hmmmm . . . . . well .... the GPS in the G3x unit...

Hmmmm . . . . . well .... the GPS in the G3x unit is a WAAS GPS, so I would think that it's antenna would be as well. Is there actually such a thing as a "WAAS" antenna - or is it just a sensitivity...
Forum: GPS 08-16-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Dan Langhout
Garmin GA 57X Antenna on a GNS-430W

Perhaps this is a question for the G3Xperts. Has anyone ever used the GPS side of a GA 57X antenna for the GPS antenna on a GNS-430W? I've been using a GA 57X on my GDU-375 G3X display for GPS and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,127
Posted By Dan Langhout
1 Turn Pre-load

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=286707&postcount=3 is a link to a post (with photos) I made back in 2009 on this subject. Basically I found that using 1 turn of preload on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yes

I do this now on my GDU-375 G3X display - don't know about the GDL51R. Used to have the XM weather as well, but dropped it when I went to ADSB using the GDL-39R.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Dan Langhout
What He Said

+1 (no photos though)
Forum: RV-10 06-08-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By Dan Langhout
Dual A-210s

I have dual ICOM A-210 radios connected to a Garmin GMA-240 audio panel. Typically use COMM 1 for Unicom / ATC and COMM 2 for AWOS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 33,851
Posted By Dan Langhout
Basic risk aversion for anything having to do...

Basic risk aversion for anything having to do with the Feds coupled with not feeling qualified to know what is OK to operate an aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 33,851
Posted By Dan Langhout
Which Doc-in-a-box?

Curious which place it was. I showed my regular doc the draft forms, etc - and she said she couldn't sign it. I will be looking for a local doc who will. Is this in Decatur or Athens?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep

That is exactly what I did - no problems when I eventually finished everything up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,586
Posted By Dan Langhout
Looks Great!

Very Slick! Material?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 884
Posted By Dan Langhout
TNC

Threaded connector is TNC.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,458
Posted By Dan Langhout
+1 Trouble Free On This Setup

I have this exact same setup - IO-375, Superior cold air sump, Silverhawk, and Vetterman 4-pipe. Had no problems with the snorkel or cowl clearance either. Mine is on a -7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,387
Posted By Dan Langhout
Fold-Tite Experience

I put up one of the Fold-Tite Horizontal Bi-fold doors on my hangar - so I can't speak specifically about their Horizontal Stacker. But I can say that I was very pleased with my dealings with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 840,224
Posted By Dan Langhout
Looks Great!

Congratulations! Looks like the paint scheme turned out great!
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By Dan Langhout
Not Really

The visibility over the nose of a -7 isn't as bad as some planes but it is not as good as say the -8 is. I am 6'-3" and I sit about as high in my -7 as it is possible to do (just enough clearance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,912
Posted By Dan Langhout
LED Strips

Yes to both questions. I have an RV-7 slider, and I just put a small notch in the top of the instrument panel for the wire to pass through. Lights have now been through 3 Alabama summers and 220...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,631
Posted By Dan Langhout
Physical Robustness?

I would think mechanical robustness could be one? Larger fittings should be more resistant to kicks, tugs, etc. (thinking the portion of the system on gear legs, calipers, etc.)

That said, I used...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,817
Posted By Dan Langhout
Parts List

Mark,

Did you get a parts list with your engine? I have an IO-375 I bought from Aero Sport Power back in 2010 built with ECI parts. Mine uses AEL75413 pistons to yield an 8.0 compression ratio. ...
Forum: Primers 09-18-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,693
Posted By Dan Langhout
AKZO Process

I primed my entire plane (inside surfaces) with AKZO. My process:

1. Wet scuff with maroon scotch brite pad (by hand using rubber gloves).

2. Wash with Dawn detergent and rinse thoroughly (still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,832
Posted By Dan Langhout
Bezel for Annunciator Lights

Check the link to a photo. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=829014&postcount=6
Forum: Painting your RV 08-17-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,325
Posted By Dan Langhout
What he said

+1 use the same method.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,216
Posted By Dan Langhout
Should work now.

Hopefully they will show now. Boy do I hate google photos:mad:
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,216
Posted By Dan Langhout
4 on a 7

This is on an RV-7 - but for what its worth I used 4 for electrical. Top "corners" carry EGT/CHT and other engine sensor wires; one near the center top carries Electronic Ignition leads/ mag P-lead;...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By Dan Langhout
Wingtip

Mine is mounted inside the right wingtip (replacing the GPS-250 that used to be there). Works fine. No problems with reception.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,285
Posted By Dan Langhout
Bill Gill

Hi Aaron,

You might want to check with Bill Gill out in Lees Summit, MO (billgill on this forum). He has a -7 tipup with an IO-390 that he as been flying for several years (I took my transition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By Dan Langhout
After cutting and lightly deburring the tube, I...

After cutting and lightly deburring the tube, I typically would use a jewelers flat file across the end and then some purple scotchbrite to try and get the end as smooth as possible with no nicks. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By Dan Langhout
Maybe your Rolo tool is different from mine - but...

Maybe your Rolo tool is different from mine - but mine has an arm that lets you establish proper insertion depth of the tube in the tool before you clamp the tube in place. Should prevent any too...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-17-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,197
Posted By Dan Langhout
The Past

I also had my scheme done by Scheme Designers for $1000 - in 2008!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,030
Posted By Dan Langhout
Same as Dsub

If I remember correctly, the CPC takes the same pins/sockets as the Dsub connectors. I used CPCs for my autopilot servo connections and used the machined style rather than the "sheet metal" style...
Forum: Canada 05-14-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,084
Posted By Dan Langhout
Long Trip

So - did Vlad fly down to Atlanta from NJ and back today? The lunch WAS pretty good . . . . . . . .
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By Dan Langhout
Store Bought

I assume the plans for the frame yield a unit the same size as the "store bought" frame. My DRDT-2 reached all of the skins on my RV-7 with no problems at all.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,339
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep

About a year ago, I waited for 3 days in San Antonio and an additional night in Vicksburg, MS trying to get home from San Antonio to Madison, AL in January. It definitely helps to be retired!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2016, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,756
Posted By Dan Langhout
Good and informative write up Eric!

Good and informative write up Eric!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By Dan Langhout
Probably OK

I am 6' 3-1/2" with most of my height in my torso (I have 32" inseam pants) - so I usually have a headroom problem in cars, etc.
In my -7 slider, I have no problems though. I use Classic Aero...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,747
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . .

. . . . for the info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,747
Posted By Dan Langhout
So - what exactly did you use for a rubber...

So - what exactly did you use for a rubber backing? (Seems like I am conducting a survey about rubber backing now :rolleyes:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,747
Posted By Dan Langhout
What exactly did you use for the "rubber buffer"?...

What exactly did you use for the "rubber buffer"? Silicon self fusing tape or something else?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,015
Posted By Dan Langhout
Both Camps

Answering the original question:

OUT: Dynon SV-XPNDR-261 / Dynon GPS-2020

IN: Garmin GDL-39R displaying on Garmin GDU-375

Received my compliance E-mail from the FAA this week - so I am good...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-19-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,273
Posted By Dan Langhout
Vendor Cut

The process used to make the masks is basically the same as used to make vinyl graphics, etc. In fact, I have had small paint masks done by local sign shops that had the paint mask material.

For...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-17-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,273
Posted By Dan Langhout
More Fuselage painting with paint masks

This photo shows the N number digits/letters weeded from the paint mask. This will get blue...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-17-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,273
Posted By Dan Langhout
Fuselage painting with paint masks

This shows more of the painting process. If you look closely at some of the photos, you will notice that there is still lots of taping that takes place. After the mask is weeded for each color and...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-17-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,273
Posted By Dan Langhout
Using Paint Masks (warning - lots of photos)

There is another thread going on VAF where the subject of paint masks came up. I made extensive use of paint masks when I painted my RV-7 - and it occurred to me that I had a fair number of photos...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-17-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,802
Posted By Dan Langhout
White between blue and black

Ah, now I see. So, what you can do is shoot the silver first as a base. Then shoot white to a soft edge (feather edge), keeping it inside the area covered by the black stripe on one side and...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-17-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,802
Posted By Dan Langhout
Problem?

Not sure I see the problem here. Where do your colors "butt"? Looks to me like there is at least a narrow area of silver showing between the black and the blue everywhere. I would shoot the silver...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-15-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,689
Posted By Dan Langhout
It depends

If you are planning to paint it yourself, it depends somewhat on whether you have better painting "facilities" in your home shop or at your hangar (may be a moot point if these are the same place). ...
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