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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By bhester
WTB: Whelen A610 Flash tube

I just had one of my wing strobe lights quit working.
Anyone have a flash tube or two that is not being used any more?
You can email me direct at bobbyhester02 @ twc . com
Thanks!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,346
Posted By bhester
Exclamation How to get rid of Red X's

I have been flying with my Garmin G3X system for a few years and it has worked great. I installed autopilot servos this past winter and again all has worked well, right up to the weekend before SnF....
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-07-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,001
Posted By bhester
What about flight following flight of 2 or 3

Exactly, while using ADS-B out you are never suppose to turn it off.

So if we are flying along flight of 2 or 3 very loose formation and using flight following, everyone has ADS-B out, aren't we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,002
Posted By bhester
Make sure you want to fly

I think you will notice that everyone has said this, make sure you want/like flying! I'd suggest that you need to take at least 10 hrs. of flight instruction to make sure you really do want to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Weather

It all depends on the weather. Ive gone a number of times and there has always been a lot of RVs. Understandably last year there may not have been many. I tried to fly down on Wednesday and made it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,243
Posted By bhester
I did it, but wouldn't today!

I did it on my 7a because there was so much stuff that I needed to mount fwd of the sub panel. That was back in 2007 when we were still installing analog gages. I have gotten back in there a few...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,480
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up My site might give help

Mines Garmin also but might give you some ideas. Look over the last few years.
Google has stopped finding my site but if you search Bobby Hester RV in bing it will pop right up. Link in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Mine use to be the same

Yes, you do have the pressure recovery pant with the older style brackets.
Mine was like that. Before I painted my plane I changed to the new style. I like them better. Easier to remove and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,463
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Me too

Doug, I think you’ve got a lot of people’s opinions that sound a lot a like. As we have discussed before. I also agree for me one impulse mag and one electric is the way to go. I use a impulse slick...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up I've got G3X installed info on my site

I've long since replaced a lot of my build log pages but I do have some Garmin install info. Look at the last few years.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,599
Posted By bhester
I Love my G3X here in America!

But I can understand if they haven't provided good mapping in other country's how you would prefer something different. I had the Dynon D10a before the G5 came out and before I added the G3X. I also...
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,188
Posted By bhester
Power supply unit

Your going to need a power supply unit for hangar use to keep this from happening. Running the battery down and trying to keep it charged is not good for the battery. I bought an old used unit, I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,656
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Found it

Added to above post!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,656
Posted By bhester
Very little wear

Vlad, best I remember it had very little wear. Slight wear marks. I'll have to see if I still have it laying around.
I found it! 1030...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,656
Posted By bhester
Electric fuel pump?

Vlad, have you had to change your electric fuel pump yet? I’ll be going in there to run some auto pilot wires soon and was thinking it might be a good idea to change it, while it’s opened up. I’m at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By bhester
Exclamation Feel and watch for the click

I think the main thing here is when you are torqueing to 25 in lbs or near that the click is very subtle as has been said. You should do the bolt in a vise trick with that Harbor Freight TQ wrench...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Under the tail

I mounted mine in the RH inspection panel under the horizontal stab....
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By bhester
Yes

The tail and wings with all the current kits, should all the same for for that model, tail or nose gear.
A 7 and 7A tail and wing are the same.
A 8 and 8A tail and wing should be the same.
A 9 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,222
Posted By bhester
Multiple databases?

Are you trying to download multiple database at one time? Ive had trouble doing that before, then I would download just one or two at a time until I got all of them and that worked.
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,004
Posted By bhester
Drilling the hole

Start drilling at 90° from the shaft, enough to keep the bit from sliding, then hold drill at 45° to finish the hole. Pretty easy to do.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-15-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,446
Posted By bhester
Where is it?

Looking for that 4th and last part.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-07-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,446
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up I like it!

Good trip report, couldn't stop reading!
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-06-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Nice Plane

Mike did a good job building his plane. Glad I got to help him get air under the wings. Now go get some flying done in the trainer with an instructor. Get comfortable with your landings so you can...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-06-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Get a new one

Mine did that a number of time, I took it apart and cleaned it a number of times, then I ordered a new one. It came full of grease. I cleaned it real good before installing it and it has worked great...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,372
Posted By bhester
No they were not bald when flipped and no this...

No they were not bald when flipped and no this was not on a TW acft. it has a nose wheel.

The pilot sent me a picture of it today and his comment with the picture was Crazy! I told him that he...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,372
Posted By bhester
Can other see the image?

I can see the image both on my computer and my iphone.
Can others see it?
Not sure why that is happening :-(

Try this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,372
Posted By bhester
Exclamation Not Vlad's tire!

No, this is not Vlad's tire!
I had someone ask me about a leak he had on one of his brakes, he thought it was leaking from the o-ring. I suggested that he take it to a buddy of mine who was closer to...
Forum: Tools 08-17-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,318
Posted By bhester
Little use

I borrowed one when I started my 7A and built for 5 yrs and 7 months. I found that I used the drill press very little. I drilled all spar countersinks by hand.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 119,165
Posted By bhester
Squished

Scott, I saw that somebody ask about the format you were using for your pictures and I see that you changed it.
Now they are squished too narrow. They were perfect before :-(
Is that what everyone...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,891
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Here is the info for my plate

I added the plate to the bottom, the nut plates are outside of the filter:
http://home.newwavecomm.net/bobbyhester/2014Flying.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Springfield,TN - M91

I live in Hopkinsville, KY but M91 seems like a nice place.
You can find them on Facebook at Wingnuts Aviation LLC
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-07-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Yep!

That is how I did it also Power and Ground wires do not require shielded wires.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-21-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By bhester
Check ground

Check your ground wires. I found a broken terminal end at the engine side of my ground wire and my battery was not charging properly.
Forum: Northeast 06-29-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Hey that me!

The link that David listed above is my trip write up from last year.
I'm Bobby Hester and I'm from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, close to Indiana.
If you haven't read the trip write up, please do, I had...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By bhester
Thanks

Thanks for the webinar link. Have had time to watch it but I will.

Walt, you just had to go and say that didn't you. LOL $$$$$
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-26-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By bhester
Any GDU 470 Portrait 7 Display videos

Are there any GDU 470 Portrait 7 G3X Touch Display videos out there yet?
I think Garmin had a webinar a while back but it was during the week while us working people could not watch.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,843
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Fuel lube

Most likely it's fuel lube on the o-ring. You can clean it off with fuel. If you use fuel lube in the cold weather it is very hard to remove the caps also. I use a little vaseline to lube my.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,145
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up G3X Install Manual

All componet install instructions are in th Garmin G3X/G3X Touch Installation Manual.
https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.htm?partNo=010-00G3X-00&language=en&country=US
or just Google...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-05-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up ACS

Aircraft Spruce has them also, at least the black ones.
Forum: Southeast 05-26-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

This is a great museum doesn't look like it outside, but the inside is great!
http://www.memorialmuseum.org/displays
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,466
Posted By bhester
Silicon

SI=Silicon

Elemental silicon also has a large impact on the modern world economy. Most free silicon is used in the steel refining, aluminium-casting, and fine chemical industries (often to make...
Forum: RV-10 05-23-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,054
Posted By bhester
Locksmith

I would bet that a local locksmith could replace that lock mechanism for you, it looks very much like a lot of tool box locks. You might be able to find it on ebay also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,659
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Right here

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/42czM2djl3j31_iVwtOyWe9a-jInRhqBVD7cEMi7Hzy7LKvEyR5SwiuIUNqYlJOyzZdnJDLcO1dd8mc5RS30JVNYItQfa9W47Pj5BIs5qjd4aN8zp-GJXpksQ8HEJt8x1sAW09b_c8A1cW9vXxfYlikbFs0DVu6tN-_9c1...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,449
Posted By bhester
Red face Will it be saved?

Will it be available for viewing later, you know for us people who still have to work for a living ;-)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,775
Posted By bhester
That's the one!

Yep, that is it! Works great!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,775
Posted By bhester
Cheaper one discountinued

They use to have a cheaper one but it has been discontinued. I bought the last two at our store, when I heard they were being discountined. They are great tools, and make this task so much easier.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,737
Posted By bhester
How can you not find it?

Front page on the left side, along with everything else, in alphabetical order.
Just saying :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Yep

That is one of the best indication when you lose a mag in flight, rapid rise in EGT.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,107
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Set higher

Set your idle speed higher something between 750-780 should take care of it.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,121
Posted By bhester
Unhappy Back home

Well I'm back home. I basically paid $200 to get a pizza in Moultrie, GA today. 784 miles, about 6 hrs flying and about 7 hours sitting and waiting. No Sun-n-Fun for me this year. Will I do it again,...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-04-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,121
Posted By bhester
Unhappy Made it to Moultrie

Well we got this far but I don't think anyone will be going any further till Thursday. I think I'll be turning around and heading home, in a few hours. :-(
The weather that was there this morning is...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-03-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,121
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up In the tent

There is one family that volunteers and takes care of the HBC area. They park the planes in the area, and can help you to find anything that you need.
There is a big covered area with tables and...
Forum: RV-14 04-03-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,917
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Some places work, some don't

I have had mine in two different locations in my panel and it has worked. When I was redesigning my panel a couple years ago, I used plaxiglass to trail fit everything, including the compass to make...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-31-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By bhester
Smile There will be many

Yes, you will find many -7 and -9's at SnF.
I'm hoping to be there Wed. - Sat, weather permitting. If you stroll thru Home Built Camping you'll find people that will let you try one on.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-27-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Hoping to be there Wed.

A flight of three, hoping to launch Wed. morning for an after lunch arrive from KHVC - Hopkinsville, KY
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-24-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,273
Posted By bhester
Unhappy Me too

Mine did the exact same thing :-(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Yes A

Yes, A is the correct location.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,619
Posted By bhester
Exclamation Nose wheel stop bracket

Your nose wheel stop bracket is installed incorrectly. This is what most likely cause the nose wheel collapse on the aircraft in another post that just showed up a day ago. Please look at the SB that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,069
Posted By bhester
G5

If it where me, I'd be putting in a G5. I have a Dynon 10a it's nice but too long. The G5 has plenty of room behind it. I added a G3X system and moved my Dynon to the far left of my panel just before...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 03-16-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,121
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up No need to pre register

You can take care of all that after you park in HBC. There will be a golf cart or van with a registration sign on top wave them down and they will take all the money that you want to give them...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-16-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Front page left side

Look on the front page, left side, scroll down to POH's
There are some listed there. A very nice one for RV7A in Microsoft word format modify as need for your aircraft.
Forum: Southeast 03-15-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,657
Posted By bhester
Smile Yes!

Yes, that is the group.
I think you have to be invited to join by someone in the group. Send a message to Jess Disney and ask to join.
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