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Forum: Safety 01-04-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,159
Posted By ChuckGant
Wouldn't 1-in-1000 be a 0.1% death rate? If...

Wouldn't 1-in-1000 be a 0.1% death rate?

If you avoid the type of flying that adds a bit more risk such as low altitude aerobatics, formation flight, IMC, etc. and avoid risky behavior such as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,936
Posted By ChuckGant
We are very happy with our P-Mags. After talking...

We are very happy with our P-Mags. After talking to the owner at Sun-n-Fun (Brad I think?) we switched to automotive spark plugs and saw a real improvement in starting performance, especially when...
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 16,332
Posted By ChuckGant
Kathy or anyone else, Is this module...

Kathy or anyone else,
Is this module adequate overvoltage protection for a 60A internally regulated alternator and EarthX...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By ChuckGant
I used an illustration software called Affinity...

I used an illustration software called Affinity Designer (https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/) to create my paint scheme. There is definitely a learning curve, but with practice you can get good...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By ChuckGant
This is what I...

This is what I have:

https://www.amazon.com/Lifehammer-LH-RET-O1-Emergency-Tool-Orange/dp/B000BN3A4Y

Check out this video:
https://youtu.be/fRvQxGl4kt4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,372
Posted By ChuckGant
We bought our RV7 with 125 hours on a fresh...

We bought our RV7 with 125 hours on a fresh IO-360 and 1 Series-113 E-mag and 1 Series 113 P-mag. Per Brad's guidance, we sent them both back during the annual and had them upgraded to both be...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-19-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By ChuckGant
We bought our SPOT after performing a forced...

We bought our SPOT after performing a forced landing into a cow pasture, due to an engine failure. I now feel much more comfortable about my ability to get help if it were to happen again in a more...
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,420
Posted By ChuckGant
Just to add to your options, have you looked at...

Just to add to your options, have you looked at the iFly740. I have one of those and absolutely love it.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,896
Posted By ChuckGant
There is no way I would ever consider a black...

There is no way I would ever consider a black upholstery on a canopy type aircraft. You will fry as soon as you sit down.
Forum: ADS-B 05-23-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,204
Posted By ChuckGant
I predict that it will just be a matter of time...

I predict that it will just be a matter of time (after 2020) that they use this data to implement user fees and possibly automatic flight violations. Just think how easy it would be to automatically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By ChuckGant
Ours is mounted horizontally on the bottom side...

Ours is mounted horizontally on the bottom side of the crossmember, behind the right seat.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,670
Posted By ChuckGant
First I've heard about the RV Hotel. Maybe not...

First I've heard about the RV Hotel. Maybe not enough people are aware of it. Now that you brought it up, I found it on the front page of the website, but I hadn't noticed it in the past. Great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,128
Posted By ChuckGant
International Jets, in Gadsden, AL painted our...

International Jets, in Gadsden, AL painted our airplane and did an awesome job. However, they have been bought out by Code 1 Aviation. I have no idea if Code 1 does paint or if the same crew is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,473
Posted By ChuckGant
This is the way I see it too, but not sure if I'm...

This is the way I see it too, but not sure if I'm missing something more important. An IR alternator is pretty cheap, so if it fails, my priorities are:
1. Not have a fire.
2. Protect my EMags so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,473
Posted By ChuckGant
So is the module that Stein Aero sells and the...

So is the module that Stein Aero sells and the DIY plans from Charlie the same thing? If so, is the only downside to these that the cut the alternator off cold, which can damage the alternator? If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,473
Posted By ChuckGant
Overvoltage Protection with EarthX battery

OK, so I read through this entire thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148476&highlight=earthx) regarding an over voltage situation that fried a guys avionics. After...
Forum: ADS-B 04-11-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,085
Posted By ChuckGant
Talked to the UAvionix guys at SnF. Their Echo...

Talked to the UAvionix guys at SnF. Their Echo looks like a great solution for about $1000 without the GPS, or $1500 with the GPS. Then talked to Mark at Grand Rapids Technology, and they are going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By ChuckGant
Good places to stop on the way to Sun-n-Fun 2017?

Thought we could start a list of descent airports to stop in the Southeast on the way to Sun-n-Fun.

One of my favorites is KMVC, Monroe County, Monroeville, AL
http://www.airnav.com/airport/KMVC

It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By ChuckGant
A few more pictures taken today in direct...

A few more pictures taken today in direct sunlight....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By ChuckGant
1. Did you also upgrade the AHRS if so was it the...

1. Did you also upgrade the AHRS if so was it the adaptive AHRS?
- We kept the original AHRS. Works fine.

2. How about the magnetometer?
- We kept the original magnemometer, but had to recalibrate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By ChuckGant
We did it in January. - Great upgrade. The...

We did it in January.
- Great upgrade. The difference in resolution is very nice.
- I like the synthetic vision.
- You will have an internal GPS in each unit.
- Much brighter in than the WS.
-...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By ChuckGant
Mine didn't come with one either. I'll send you a...

Mine didn't come with one either. I'll send you a copy of the one I put together.
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,529
Posted By ChuckGant
Regarding UAvionix, I recently inquired on their...

Regarding UAvionix, I recently inquired on their other ADS-B unit, the echo ATU-20 (http://www.uavionix.com/products/echo-atu-20/) that is being developed for the US manned market. Here is the email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,198
Posted By ChuckGant
Will you post more information on this Gallagher...

Will you post more information on this Gallagher fellow?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-22-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,199
Posted By ChuckGant
Very nice post Jake. Prayers to the families.

Very nice post Jake. Prayers to the families.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,027
Posted By ChuckGant
Great! I think I got it. I appreciate the help...

Great! I think I got it. I appreciate the help and will let you know how it goes.

- Chuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,027
Posted By ChuckGant
Thanks for the help guys. Here is another...

Thanks for the help guys. Here is another diagram from the 12VDC manual:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/Screen%20Shot%202016-12-14%20at%209.21.07%20AM_zpstniblrfl.png

I will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,027
Posted By ChuckGant
I decided to buy this GSM switch from Amazon...

I decided to buy this GSM switch from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Generic-GSM-AUTO-AC-Output-Control-Contact/dp/B00XVWG3ZA) to allow me to remotely turn on my engine heater. The directions are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,156
Posted By ChuckGant
I just upgraded our old WS to the Horizon EX. ...

I just upgraded our old WS to the Horizon EX. The resolution and brightness are definitely an improvement. The Horizon EX has all of the features of the WS plus synthetic vision and built in GPS. ...
Forum: ADS-B 12-08-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,068
Posted By ChuckGant
This is awesome. I've never played with Rasberry...

This is awesome. I've never played with Rasberry Pi projects, but look forward to giving it a shot.

Has anyone tried the Ping Buddy sold by...
Forum: ADS-B 12-02-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,452
Posted By ChuckGant
SkyguardTWX Reviews?

We were planning on installing a Navworx ADS-B in our RV7, but have had second thoughts due to there current FAA issues.

The SkyguardTWX looks like it may be a good alternative, but I can't find...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,044
Posted By ChuckGant
Congratulations Mark! I notice you're from...

Congratulations Mark!
I notice you're from Collierville. We also live in Collierville and have an RV7 down in Holly Springs. I'm always looking to meet other RV pilots. Maybe we'll run into you one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 369,871
Posted By ChuckGant
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant...

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/533CV/IMG_1330_zpstrromh5c.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/533CV/IMG_1341_zpsvdkqqeqc.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,633
Posted By ChuckGant
I used these hole plugs. The elongated hole gives...

I used these hole plugs. The elongated hole gives a little more room to work....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,611
Posted By ChuckGant
I bought a mount that screws onto my wingtip...

I bought a mount that screws onto my wingtip screws and one that screws into the tie-down screws. Both work great. I picked them up here: http://www.thehdpilot.com/blog-article.aspx?id=23.

This...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,836
Posted By ChuckGant
Outstanding! Nice job Roger.

Outstanding! Nice job Roger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 27,027
Posted By ChuckGant
I am resurrecting this old thread as I research...

I am resurrecting this old thread as I research solutions for turning on my engine heater from home. It looks like technology has changed since this thread was originally posted and this switch from...
Forum: GPS 10-07-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,597
Posted By ChuckGant
Another great option is the iFly740...

Another great option is the iFly740 (https://www.iflygps.com/SYSTEMS/iFly740.aspx).

I considered both the iFly and the Garmin 660. The are comparably priced and are both great products. The iFly...
Forum: Southeast 09-29-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By ChuckGant
Fly-In - October 1st - Savannah, TN (KSNH)

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/F28B552E-09B9-40DA-823F-042DA62BE487_zpsqlmoq0aw.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By ChuckGant
Wire Size for Piano Hinges on RV-7 Seat

Quick questions...
Will someone please tell me the diameter of the piano hinge wire for the seats on an RV7, and a good place to buy it?

Thanks
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,881
Posted By ChuckGant
I highly recommend International Jets in Gadsden,...

I highly recommend International Jets in Gadsden, AL (KGAD), just north of Birmingham. The paint shop supervisor, Micah Nash, provided exceptional customer service and did a phenomenal job on the...
Forum: Safety 07-12-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,378
Posted By ChuckGant
I choked on a sandwich one day while flying a...

I choked on a sandwich one day while flying a KingAir 350 over the Persian Gulf. Fortunately I was able to get out of the seat and save myself. The other pilot had no idea what I was doing, and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-07-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,279
Posted By ChuckGant
Mid-South Area Flyers - Favorite quick trips

Hello all,

My father and I are fairly new RV-7 owners, based out of Holly Springs, MS (M41), located just southeast of Memphis. We often like to take quick day trips for lunch, or weekend trips...
Forum: Interiors 05-31-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By ChuckGant
Thanks Dale. What about the piano hinges,...

Thanks Dale. What about the piano hinges, F-637D&E? Where would I find those?
Forum: Interiors 05-31-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By ChuckGant
RV-7 Seat Backs for Parachutes

Hello all,
We own an RV7, but did not build it. I has a very nice interior, with nice, padded seat backs. Because of the padding, there is not enough room to wear our backpack style...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,109
Posted By ChuckGant
Bought a iFly740 at Sun-n-Fun this year and...

Bought a iFly740 at Sun-n-Fun this year and absolutely love it. I panel mounted it and have No problem reading it under the canopy of my RV7.

iFly also has an iPad app that has the same...
Forum: RV-12 05-21-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By ChuckGant
These guys should be able to help. They were...

These guys should be able to help. They were very helpful when I painted my RV7.
http://www.highergraphics.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,607
Posted By ChuckGant
Pappy Tail Dragger Ground Loop Spinner Hot...

Pappy
Tail Dragger
Ground Loop
Spinner
Hot Shot
Flyer
Shooter
Bomber
Roger
Wilco
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By ChuckGant
Engine Management Alarm Settings

Hello all,
I am trying to minimize the number of nusacence alarms I get with my GRT EIS4000 set-up, so I was wondering what values are common for:
EGT
CHT
Cylinder Head cooling rate
Max fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,861
Posted By ChuckGant
Thank you all for the compliments. We are very...

Thank you all for the compliments. We are very happy with her.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,861
Posted By ChuckGant
New Paint Job!

Just picked up our RV-7 from the paint shop.

The boys at International Jets in Gadsden, AL did a phenomenal job turning my design into reality. The paint shop supervisor, Micah, was extremely...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By ChuckGant
Help me upgrade my GRT WS panel

Anyone want to help me upgrade my panel.

I am a fairly new RV-7 owner.
It currently has:
GRT Horizon WS x 2 with one GPS module.
Garmin 396 in a panel mount.
Both of these are driving a TruTrak ADI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,134
Posted By ChuckGant
I'm painting my plane now and planning on...

I'm painting my plane now and planning on installing this tape. How long does it usually last on a hangared airplane? Are we talking a year or two, or like 10 years?

Thanks
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-31-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By ChuckGant
Here's discussion on this topic: ...

Here's discussion on this topic: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=131860

This is what I use after mine fell and cracked. Works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,707
Posted By ChuckGant
Congrats Jeff. We just joined the club back in...

Congrats Jeff. We just joined the club back in November and absolutely love our RV-7.

FYI,
There is a monthly fly-in breakfast down in Clifton, TN on the second Saturday of every month. ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-08-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By ChuckGant
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your...

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your purchase. I too just bought a new RV-7 and have been asking plenty of newbie questions on this great forum. Everyone here has been extremely helpful.

I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By ChuckGant
Yes I have a PMag and an EMag. Is this bad? I...

Yes I have a PMag and an EMag.


Is this bad?

I will do a controlled test flight after we get it out of annual and see what it does. Thanks again.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By ChuckGant
Is this the same as the GAMI Lean...

Is this the same as the GAMI Lean test?
http://www.gami.com/gamijectors/leantest.php
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By ChuckGant
Thanks for the input guys. The reason the power...

Thanks for the input guys. The reason the power is so low is that I was in a descent at the time. In level flight, at 22"/2350 and about 9.0 gph and LOP, the EGTs were all in the mid 1300s. I then...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By ChuckGant
High EGT w/ Low CHT?

I have had this happen a couple of times now...
On the #1 cylinder, I have gotten EGT above 1500 degrees while having the lowest CHT. I know they aren't directly related, but what causes it and is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,510
Posted By ChuckGant
Operating Lean of Peak at Lower Altitudes?

I am a new owner of an RV-7 with an IO-360. I am a professional pilot, but new to constant speed props on piston engines. My RV is equipped with a Grand Rapids Technologies Horizon WS and EIS 4000...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,345
Posted By ChuckGant
Looking for a good paint shop near Memphis

Hello,
I'm looking for recommendations or reviews for a good paint shop in the mid-south to do an initial paint job. Here are a few I found on Google:
Airframes Inc. Milan, TN
Freeman Aircraft...
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