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Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
leading edge lens replacement

Somehow both my lenses ended up with small cracks this winter. Looking at them it appears there are only 6 screws to replace the lens but it does not look like the plastic lenses will fit through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Pitot Static line leaks

Ok Im in the process of getting the Plane recertified for IFR flight. What a pain it has been. Found that the altimeter was bad and needed replacing, tried buying a used one but that was not...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-23-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Pictures didn't come through. nice story though!

Pictures didn't come through.
nice story though!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Was having similar issues with my RV 7/IO360 with...

Was having similar issues with my RV 7/IO360 with Slick mag and light speed. Continually got worse, Continual Swearing by myself, however even though the EIS and EFIS were reading wrong I was...
Forum: COMM 02-17-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
What was the weather like that day. We lost all...

What was the weather like that day. We lost all our coms after flying around/through a storm cell. Once the weather got better and everything dried out the comms have worked great. Several people...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
BINGO, well almost. I looked at the mag and the...

BINGO, well almost. I looked at the mag and the sensor wires were laying on the spark plug wires from the mag. Lifted them all off and tied up out of the way. 45min flight and the Tach was rock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I can't check you out but can I still get a ride...

I can't check you out but can I still get a ride in the Extra? LOL would be worth the flight down from Washington.

Jon
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
if you have it set to while using it will only...

if you have it set to while using it will only pull location services when the app is open, so if you turn off the screen or switch to a diff app it will stop. If set to always it will cont to run in...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
If you have a separate ADSB (Stratux) you can use...

If you have a separate ADSB (Stratux) you can use it to see if it shows, but you should not see yourself in the airplanes ADSB out
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
That would have been very nice but unfortunately...

That would have been very nice but unfortunately no.
Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I did speak with builder and he stated the RPM...

I did speak with builder and he stated the RPM sensor was located in the flywheel, so I suspect it is the Lightspeed Crank Sensor. Is it possible that the RPM sensor could go out and not affect the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Also realized I don't have a PMAG, but have a...

Also realized I don't have a PMAG, but have a Slick Mag and Light speed Plasma II+ CDI with Direct Crank Sensor.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Erratic RPM sensor - Saga continues could it be the Lightspeed

Ok am so perplexed by this. I believe my RPM sensor is built into the Plasma II+ CDI with Direct Crank Sensor. Would that be correct. I haven't not been able to trace a RPM sensor anywhere else. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-04-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Here is since I purchased in 2018 in Florida at...

Here is since I purchased in 2018 in Florida at X59. Shorter trips around the NW have been removed.
http://https://imgur.com/9hdd4Ju (https://imgur.com/9hdd4Ju)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,096
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I just pulled mine as it would not pass the...

I just pulled mine as it would not pass the Friction test for IFR Certification. Was thinking about it disassembling (Tinkeritis). to see if it is possible to just clean it out/reassemble and then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
May have spoke too soon. Still having issues....

May have spoke too soon. Still having issues. Plane goes down for Conditional this month, and will try to trouble shoot. ugh. Have replaced all spark plugs, cleaned wires, Will check all the mag...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-29-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
After further diving into this issues I hope that...

After further diving into this issues I hope that we have found the problem. We checked the avionics switch and found some issues, low resistance/loose connections. anyhow replace ($5) and we are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,219
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Mine Recently broke as well. Was a simple fix...

Mine Recently broke as well. Was a simple fix however I suspect it was due to the fact that I had not been lubricating the exhaust joints, which I was not aware of. I am now. This was an easy fix. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
EIS/EFIS voltage loss with GRT

On my RV7a I have experienced from time to time blackout of the EFIS while transmitting on one of my radios( the good one, the bad one does not cause the blackout/restart). My EIS shows 13.5v, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I believe the one we used was an Inogen G3...

I believe the one we used was an Inogen G3 Portable with Pulse Oxygen. It was designed as a Single user system, and we simply attached a Y connector and attached two oxysaver cannula's from Aerox. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,398
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I have not added it to my RV7, but I have used a...

I have not added it to my RV7, but I have used a bottle with an Aero Nasal cannula that helped to extend the bottle. Also used an Inogen with a splitter up to 16K ft at 5lpm. Im not sure you could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,063
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Thursday my hanger partner and I took N122EF (RV...

Thursday my hanger partner and I took N122EF (RV 7a) from Prosser Wa (S40) Ogden Utah (KOGD) via Gooding Idaho (KGNG) to go to the I-FLY Utah. Then Ogden to Alvord Desert, landed for a pee break and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-04-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,853
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Where do you get this from, and how do you update...

Where do you get this from, and how do you update it?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-03-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,853
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Pmag Spark Plug

I've been chasing some pmag issues over the last few weeks. 1st noticed as my RPM was jumping around and then just stopped working. We cleaned all the contacts and then it appeared to be working...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,495
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
N122EF Weekend Skydiving trip

Our weekend was a bit of breeze! My wife had a few lectures/presentations to give in Southern California/San Fran and I had opted to stay home and told her to fly commercial. Well of course...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-20-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,085
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Should have had it filled in PGA for $15.

Should have had it filled in PGA for $15.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Im so spoiled!

OK I am a 40 hour PPL in a 172, with another 450 hours following that in my RV7A, and recently started flying Cessna 182 with a friend who is working on his pilots license. My wife has been telling...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
quick update. After checking all electrical lines...

quick update. After checking all electrical lines into EIS and out to EFIS, I then checked the PMAG plug wires which had a greasy like corrosion at the connection to the PMAG. I cleaned up the wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,051
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Thursday: Took the RV 7 for a short, warm up...

Thursday: Took the RV 7 for a short, warm up the oil ride, and then performed oil change.

Friday: Flew from Eastern Washington to Elko NV, Page AZ, and Santa Fe NM with my wife. Flying over Bryce...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
EFIS/EIS RPM erratic in displays

Over the last 10-20 hrs I have noticed that my RPM indicator has become more erratic and now is unreliable. Im not sure where to start but everything else working great. I now have 690 hours TT, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,880
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Made a Liquor run to Oregon then took my bride...

Made a Liquor run to Oregon then took my bride from Eastern Washington to Orcas Island for Oysters and a short walk. Then Back home for some skydiving!
Forum: ADS-B 08-28-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,023
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
We installed the UAvionix echo with the GRT WS. ...

We installed the UAvionix echo with the GRT WS. Install was fairly simple and it works when the transponder is working (separate story) but have had a heck of Time getting it to show on the GRT...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-18-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
As long as the weather is good, take O2 and fly...

As long as the weather is good, take O2 and fly direct! Or South to SGU, Through one of of the corridors over Grand Canyon, and then Direct.
Or South to Richfield, over Bryce to Page, and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,415
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
How did the tape last when opening and closing...

How did the tape last when opening and closing canopy? Now I need to find some Blue tape.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,443
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Great trip write up, Having just flown from West...

Great trip write up, Having just flown from West to East and back I crossed much of the area, only we did it at 8500-17,500. Man we missed a bunch!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Was thinking I will need to bring Saran Wrap and...

Was thinking I will need to bring Saran Wrap and leave a squeegee outside the plane when I travel!

Jon
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Washington State to Martha's Vineyard and back.

Last week we left for my wife 1st long trip in the RV. She wanted to go to Martha's Vineyard and I wanted to fly, so we loaded up the plane to max weight and off we went. 8.5 hours later after a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
RV 7 Comms failure

Just returned from a trip from Washington State to Martha's Vineyard with my wife for our 25th anniversary and the flight was nearly uneventful with the exception of loss of comms while descending...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 114,776
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
The Y is for Brigham Young University in Provo...

The Y is for Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. The C I am not sure of but probably is for a local high school. There is also a B in Bountiful, and V in Centerville Utah.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,283
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Drilled a hole in the tip up lock and placed a...

Drilled a hole in the tip up lock and placed a luggage lock on it. May have to put a Trunk Monkey sticker on it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AidAXgq9dWc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,175
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
When I was getting my ASEL and looking for a RV7A...

When I was getting my ASEL and looking for a RV7A I was getting quotes for $3500, however if I had my PPL ASEL before purchasing plane it was only $1100 year. Was worth the wait. Did the ASEL in a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,492
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I would check the rectifier diodes if you have...

I would check the rectifier diodes if you have any. Mine went out and an after replacing alternator (pull prop, replace belts...). Thought it was good and then everything when black. After checking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,891
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Probably goes along with the above, on my 7 I...

Probably goes along with the above, on my 7 I recently lost my left brake, turns out to have been a o-ring in the brake caliper (Maybe, it was def shot and we replaced it. Should have replaced both...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I will look into the arm adjustment on Weds. ...

I will look into the arm adjustment on Weds. Still trying to figure out why it happened though. Was it due to strong crosswind landing, Hard landing (I don't recall any recent hard landings). Why...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
No brakes and Flaps extending to far.

I think I know the answer but it baffled myself and the mechanic.

I had been losing braking ability on the left Main Brake. Thought maybe I needed to bleed the brakes and took it to the shop. When...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Happy to trade a ride for a riffle. Lol. Im not...

Happy to trade a ride for a riffle. Lol. Im not sure they would fit to well without taking out out the passenger seat or putting in a shelf behind the rear bulkhead.

Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Luggage area shelf

I have recently started flying Pilots N Paws and felt like for the larger animals it would be nice to have a shelf over the luggage area to contain them while flying. It would also benefit me while...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-21-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Most of the GC corridors are easily followed (but...

Most of the GC corridors are easily followed (but high at 10.5 to 12.5), you could land at Bar 10 ranch on North side but call ahead for lunch (not near as good as Sedona. The GC Airport on South...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,815
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Hanger 160-250-450 (all quotes I received or have...

Hanger 160-250-450 (all quotes I received or have paid in AZ and WA)
Insurance $1300/yr Gallagher
Maint (2-3K (new alternator, tires, brakes)
Hourly fuel $40-50 plus 1 gt of oil every 3-4 hours
Oil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
AFTER I purchased my 7a, I paid an A&P to change...

AFTER I purchased my 7a, I paid an A&P to change the oil once, $300+. They then said they would teach me how to do it and safety wire everything. Now I can change the oil /filter in about 45-60 min...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,121
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
We flew from Melbourne Florida to Oregon last May...

We flew from Melbourne Florida to Oregon last May all VFR with some VFR on Top over Georgia. Was not much of an issue.
Am planning on a July 16th Trip from Eastern Washington to Chicago, NH, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 153,318
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
https://i.postimg.cc/HL332Syr/IMG-5971.jpghttp://h...

https://i.postimg.cc/HL332Syr/IMG-5971.jpghttp://https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipMvT0GHdpJi2KdmA5V6LfYuX3_YQ049u4GGiaFz/photo/AF1QipOhX_R8Fd2LknkpC4rFoNfPpew-GdmqIMl7OLNnhttp://https://photos.go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 499,979
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Sure enough, Not sure Why I couldn't post it....

Sure enough, Not sure Why I couldn't post it. Have the hardest time doing so here!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Check any Rectifier Diodes. I had one that went...

Check any Rectifier Diodes. I had one that went bad. Figured it out after replacing alternator. $$. Fun to work on the plane though!
Forum: Northwest 04-22-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,569
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I am a bit farther away in Prosser S40.

I am a bit farther away in Prosser S40.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I cut up a flimsy cutting board so it resembles...

I cut up a flimsy cutting board so it resembles the form a funnel. Slip one or two in line and let the oil drain down into the bucket. works great, Cut to size!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 499,979
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
http://https://postimg.cc/0Mht9cRg

http://https://postimg.cc/0Mht9cRg
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-14-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Personally I would recommend Having Vic Syracuse...

Personally I would recommend Having Vic Syracuse fly out and do the inspection, Might cost a bit more but he did mine and found several areas that needed to be addressed. Unfortunately I don't know...
Forum: Northwest 03-12-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Seatle bound

I need to get into Seattle on Friday. What’s the best airport to fly into and get a crew car or rental car. Or am I just better off driving 3hours?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,599
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Mike Seagar

I would tell you to get Mike to fly to you, and then use your plane. If your plane is not option, go to HIM! I used Mike to deliver my RV7A from Florida to Oregon, then spent 3 days with him working...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,454
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
When we checked downstream of the diode we had a...

When we checked downstream of the diode we had a nearly 1.5V Drop with only one bridge on diode, when we added the second bridge it cut the loss in half, and now we have a pos charge of 13.5v at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,454
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I did not, one because I don't have one; and two...

I did not, one because I don't have one; and two because it already is mounted on a aluminum plate which I think should dissipate heat quite well. I will continue to watch it and have a spare and a...
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