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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,523
Posted By scottmillhouse
Interesting that most folks do not use one. It...

Interesting that most folks do not use one. It appears to be specified by both Vans and Lycoming. I only have a little more than 40 hours since new but I’m still getting some fuel and oil mixed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By scottmillhouse
Built and flew both 9 and 7. Fuselages are the...

Built and flew both 9 and 7. Fuselages are the same except in wing attach area with different ribs and spar box so you can not share wings. Plus the different horizonal stabilizer. Pick you mission...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By scottmillhouse
The frame needs pulled in about an extra 1/2" to...

The frame needs pulled in about an extra 1/2" to compensate for the Plexiglass pulling it out. If you can not cold bend use a little heat by torch and it will move where you want with proper...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,093
Posted By scottmillhouse
Talking Don, your cost was so long ago that it should be...

Don, your cost was so long ago that it should be fully depreciated so it does not count. Aren't you on the 20 year build plan?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,093
Posted By scottmillhouse
Pretty hard to keep much below $100k now unless...

Pretty hard to keep much below $100k now unless you build with a lot of used components. My 7A all new, IO-360, Hartselle CS prop and VFR with Dual 10" Dynon Skyviews, painted myself with basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,051
Posted By scottmillhouse
Test your plane

I did glide testing both ways, fine and coarse in my 9A with Hartselle CS with engine at idle. Coarse was actually a little worse, assumed not enough oil pressure to hold and it kept cycling from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By scottmillhouse
Iím also about 33 hours in. I thought EAA test...

Iím also about 33 hours in. I thought EAA test cards a bit of overkill for a well sorted home built like a RV for a typical (not test) pilot. My opinion is do the Vx, Vy flight cards, stalls, best...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,018
Posted By scottmillhouse
If this is your first build and you want to fly...

If this is your first build and you want to fly build the 12 and you will not be disappointed. Goes together fast and is well supported and very well documented. You can be flying in a year or two as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,890
Posted By scottmillhouse
I not sure that is correct. As I understand even...

I not sure that is correct. As I understand even if it is E-AB it is still a LSA as long as it meets all the LSA criteria. Not modified to change speeds, addition of a CS prop etc. performed that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By scottmillhouse
Standard roll on wreaker trucks is the only way...

Standard roll on wreaker trucks is the only way to go. They tilt the ramp down winch it up and tie it down securely and unlike a trailer, they have a dampened suspension. Moved four RV's that way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By scottmillhouse
Take off the bracket to give more room. Use a...

Take off the bracket to give more room. Use a hand rivet puller with the swivel head if you can not get a standard one in position. If needed take a small piece of apex aluminum (trailing edge for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,836
Posted By scottmillhouse
On my 12 for one flight I was way over pitched at...

On my 12 for one flight I was way over pitched at 3000' on a 50 degree day with 1/2 fuel and a 170# pilot and could hold 128+ knots TAS at about 6.5 gph. Climb performance was anemic and almost...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,836
Posted By scottmillhouse
Everyone seems to settle with something a little...

Everyone seems to settle with something a little different to match their flying style and the plane. I settled at about 5350-5380 cruise at Vans 71.4 pitch giving about 116 knots with about 5.0-5.5...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By scottmillhouse
It was internally in the voltage regulator. All...

It was internally in the voltage regulator. All wiring was fine. Luckily had a spare in the spare parts carried in the plane. First thought was the voltage regulator but was in denial that it could...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 992
Posted By scottmillhouse
Blown master fuse, plane disabled in route

Plane disabled......Plane blew main 30 amp fuse in flight, only indication is battery discharging. Blew the spare fuse by switching on main. As I understand the main fuse covers the Rotax generator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,584
Posted By scottmillhouse
Built both and now a 7A that has the same...

Built both and now a 7A that has the same fuselage as the 9. If you want to fly quickly build the 12. Very well engineered and it goes together fast. It does not have the performance but is just as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 9,074
Posted By scottmillhouse
My problem was timing as discussed. As a...

My problem was timing as discussed. As a comparison data point, by coincidence on a recent flight with 66% and same conditions as you now with 15 hours on my new engine it is 370-380 CHT and about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,965
Posted By scottmillhouse
As another data point, on my new 7A I recently...

As another data point, on my new 7A I recently added the pants and legs and intersection fairings and gained 9 knots. On my 12 I gained 3-4 knots for just the wheel pants with only the nose leg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Posted By scottmillhouse
It will not work, shape of nose fork is...

It will not work, shape of nose fork is different. Easy to do as in the plans and nothing you do damages any paint.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 9,074
Posted By scottmillhouse
Actually I believe it is Service Letter L264A....

Actually I believe it is Service Letter L264A. Lycoming confirmed the mag was set correctly at the test cell run. When told about the timing drift in only 10 hours, Lycoming did not recommend flight...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 9,074
Posted By scottmillhouse
Timing was the problem. Temperatures in 360-380...

Timing was the problem. Temperatures in 360-380 range now and peaks at 400-410 on take off but OAT was almost 90 here for take offs and 80 at altitude. All CHT are within 10 degrees now.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,005
Posted By scottmillhouse
My local airport picks tenants based upon...

My local airport picks tenants based upon perceived income so if there is a hanger open and you have a twin, naturally you will annual two engines and buy twice the fuel so you move ahead of single...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 9,074
Posted By scottmillhouse
The VAF brain trust did it again. Left mag about...

The VAF brain trust did it again. Left mag about 29 degrees with right at 25. Changed to 24. Hopefully that is the issue. I donít know if Lycoming set it wrong or if it drifted in last 10 hours. Next...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 9,074
Posted By scottmillhouse
Looking through all my Savvy Analysis data I see...

Looking through all my Savvy Analysis data I see that I have not had a notable cylinder head temperature drop yet. Actually the first two hours at 75%+ full rich circling the airport is looking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 9,074
Posted By scottmillhouse
I used all the tricks I could identify for...

I used all the tricks I could identify for baffles including glassing in the ramp ends and creating a backer plate with plate nuts so all rubber is 100% sealed to baffle aluminum. no gaps, sealed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 9,074
Posted By scottmillhouse
Standard Slick mags both sides. I will check...

Standard Slick mags both sides. I will check timing.. assumed correct since new from Lycoming but? All CHT go high but #2 usually 10 higher, surprising since it is front. Also #2 EGT shows a lower...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 9,074
Posted By scottmillhouse
CHT

Stock RV-7A with new Lycoming IO-360, Hartzell CS prop, 10 hours time since new. Very tight baffling with no air leaks. Oil temperature at around 180 so I think I'm getting good flow and pressure....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,784
Posted By scottmillhouse
As a data point I put my cube between the two...

As a data point I put my cube between the two pumps on the cockpit side of the firewall and have otherwise met all other red cube criteria on a RV-7 with IO360. Similar to stock RV 10 and 12...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By scottmillhouse
I don't think the 2 day LSA course is the way to...

I don't think the 2 day LSA course is the way to go. I have gotten a repairman certificate for each of the 3 E-AB I fully built plus by taking the 2 day LSA class for a purchased 12 and then also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By scottmillhouse
I did the fuel flow testing and then since fueled...

I did the fuel flow testing and then since fueled did an unplanned start attempt. Darn lucky I did not have a fire since I had the sniffle line dumping direct upon exhaust... never occurred to me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By scottmillhouse
I just recently did my first start and made lots...

I just recently did my first start and made lots of mistakes that the good folks at VAF helped me work out. Used to carbs and auto fuel injection. Following mistakes:

1. Cranking engine without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By scottmillhouse
Weather permitting I will be there. I don't have...

Weather permitting I will be there. I don't have hanger space for two planes so sadly my RV-12 will be up for sale at Oshkosh. Just posted an ad in VAF classified. See it first at this fly-in before...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-11-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,640
Posted By scottmillhouse
I painted my recent 7 myself and the paint and...

I painted my recent 7 myself and the paint and materials alone was over $3000 plus 3-month long paint/prep sessions involving hundred of hours. If they are doing all the fiberglass prep I'd say...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By scottmillhouse
Name a location and time /date and I'll be there....

Name a location and time /date and I'll be there. If any one is on the fence deciding what RV to build, I can share my experience with the difference and similarities between the 12 and the 9 or 7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,784
Posted By scottmillhouse
To echo Scott, I just finished my RV-7A using...

To echo Scott, I just finished my RV-7A using Van's IO-360 with Hartzell prop and FWF kit. Everything fit with no modifications required installed per plans. Obviously you have deviated from the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By scottmillhouse
I have done this three times and all have...

I have done this three times and all have followed about the same. For Targa strip the forward part has corresponded to a line slightly forward of the visible roll bar and in your case Stika line....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,497
Posted By scottmillhouse
To actually answer your questions, there is no...

To actually answer your questions, there is no way of knowing by year started or year finished. You have to ask the builders if they incorporated the changes. Everyone builds and buys the sub-kits at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,771
Posted By scottmillhouse
From my experience that glide ratio may be a...

From my experience that glide ratio may be a little optimistic since the engine is running and probably putting out some thrust. When you shut down the engine and stop the prop it may not be as good....
Forum: Southeast 06-25-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just finished my RV-7A in Huntsville area. First...

Just finished my RV-7A in Huntsville area. First flight soon but Prattville is too far south during Phase I flying. Scott Carmichael, sclookout@aol.com, is building a RV-12 in Prattville. Just flew...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By scottmillhouse
To echo Tony, I always have updated from the...

To echo Tony, I always have updated from the Dynon files when posted to their site and found that existing configurations don't change where Vans posting may change your custom settings to RV-12...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks for all the advise. I should have...

Thanks for all the advise. I should have researched this before first start attempt but ….I was doing fuel flow testing and was going to drain all fuel for W&B and on impulse decided to do an engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By scottmillhouse
ok from the collective wisdom then is this...

ok from the collective wisdom then is this correct for start?

1. the boost pump is only used to prime with 2-3 seconds cold and 0-1 second warm. Not at all like carbureted engines when you could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By scottmillhouse
Lycoming IO 360 flooding

Brand new Lycoming IO 360 from Vans on first start on my new 7A. This is my first experience with a fuel injected engine. Standard Vans Airflow Performance boost pump and Lycoming Precision stock...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By scottmillhouse
I put the ADAHRS and transponder behind the...

I put the ADAHRS and transponder behind the baggage bulkhead and was easily able to get everything attached to the bulkhead behind the panel including extras like two fuse sub-panels, a strobe...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-17-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By scottmillhouse
It may be far away for you but I just did...

It may be far away for you but I just did transition training in a 7A with Danny Hughes, 828-850-5857. He is located in Hickory, North Carolina but he was coming to visit his children in my area so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By scottmillhouse
Unless they changed things you cannot have two...

Unless they changed things you cannot have two GPS sources since Vans used up all the serial ports for the Skyview on the RV-12. GPS works fine under cowl for either version.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By scottmillhouse
Did you actually mount and finish the windscreen...

Did you actually mount and finish the windscreen first? Donít know your experience but on mine I had to do a lot of frame adjustment and shimming to fit and match on both parts. Rear canopy frame was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By scottmillhouse
I have found that contrary to Vans procedure on...

I have found that contrary to Vans procedure on zeroing first on longerons, that for my plane and procedure it does not then reference to the 71.4 requested and could allow you to get a degree off....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks your correct. I was over thinking this and...

Thanks your correct. I was over thinking this and remembering from my fixed pitch installation. Looks like the prop must stop long before TDC for clocking to be correct with only this one way to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By scottmillhouse
Prop /crankshaft clocking

First, I have a new Lycoming YIO-360-M1B and Hartzell C2YR-1BF/F7472 prop new from Vans. Engine has Lycoming long term storage and this is the first it has been rotated. I pulled the plugs and want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By scottmillhouse
After looking through notes I see they considered...

After looking through notes I see they considered the 9A time as in type (make, model) but I still want a couple of hours to ramp up to the 7A since I have been flying a 12 the last 5 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By scottmillhouse
LODA

Is there a directory somewhere of CFIs with LODAs? Insurance requires 5 hours in make and model. They have waived that due to my 9A time but I still want some time with a CFI before first flight. If...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By scottmillhouse
I see you do not have the engine mounted. STOP...

I see you do not have the engine mounted. STOP now and ignore the cowling until you get the engine and prop mounted. I don't think the scribe lines are consistent. If I used mine, my left side would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,107
Posted By scottmillhouse
I echo Johns opinion on HBC. Hedi did an...

I echo Johns opinion on HBC. Hedi did an outstanding job. I have been to SNF over a dozen times usually volunteering parking planes at HB and this was my first time at HBC. It was very friendly and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,093
Posted By scottmillhouse
CS or fixed, just like nose or tail wheel or...

CS or fixed, just like nose or tail wheel or prime or not, is an opinion. I equate a fixed prop to driving a standard transmission car in just one gear. It works but not optimum for all situations....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,093
Posted By scottmillhouse
constant speed on a 12

Personally I think a constant speed would be a great improvement on a 12 like it is on any plane. It would not be a LSA but I expect about a 300' take off and 1600 fpm climb and a top speed of around...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,577
Posted By scottmillhouse
Noted, I don't disagree but lot of things require...

Noted, I don't disagree but lot of things require compromises when building. We will see by my empirical testing in flight. My cover installation was to tie the snorkel, baffle assembly together as a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,577
Posted By scottmillhouse
Harley style baffles

Finished up baffles after snorkel fit- besides the inlet adaptations I used backing plates with nut plates to seal all rubber to baffle aluminum for no seepage gaps. I struggled with my 9 to seal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,033
Posted By scottmillhouse
it does not work. Goggle search shows a 2018 pdf...

it does not work. Goggle search shows a 2018 pdf but not 2019 that I can find.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,577
Posted By scottmillhouse
On X it is for structural support to tie it all...

On X it is for structural support to tie it all together. I am aware of a decrease in the perceived inlet area from the X portion. Do note that it is above the filter with a gap, permitting full air...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,577
Posted By scottmillhouse
After all the tales of whoa, surprisingly mine...

After all the tales of whoa, surprisingly mine fit with lots of trials and small cuts at baffle side. No butchering and glass work. Appears it is designed to fit a real Lycoming and not a clone....
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By scottmillhouse
Did it over two years ago. That was before Vans...

Did it over two years ago. That was before Vans sold the kit with the wires the correct length with pins. No problem, straight forward, just be sure to up date the GPS sources to the 2020 on serial...
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