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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,744
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If you're using the Daniels "little blue" crimper...

If you're using the Daniels "little blue" crimper (or any of their crimpers, for that matter), download their ultra-helpful tooling guide. It lists every positioner for every tool, along with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://www.h3raviation.com/downloads/Inspection-a...

https://www.h3raviation.com/downloads/Inspection-and-Maintenance-Requirements-Gauged-Exting.pdf

Looks like 12 years between hydrostatic tests.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What? SA's tool having problems? Say it isn't...

What? SA's tool having problems? Say it isn't so... /snark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By RV7A Flyer
According to the local fire extinguisher...

According to the local fire extinguisher servicing company guy that I spoke to at length...

In a word, no. He says as long as the gauge shows in the green (that is, no the thing isn't leaking),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,275
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yep...Mike taught me: Taxi - stick all the way...

Yep...Mike taught me:

Taxi - stick all the way back
Lined up on the runway - stick centered for a moment as power rolled on, to let the nosegear caster to straight in line, then very very shortly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,220
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Good for you! Based on all that followed, it...

Good for you! Based on all that followed, it wasn't clear to me the he left out a word at all.

Words *do* matter, after all. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,220
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Wait, what? From Van's:

Wait, what?

From Van's:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So aren't these simply bolts which go through...

So aren't these simply bolts which go through washers and rod ends and such and get a nylock on the other end? Sort of exactly like all the other pushrods and such on the control system, which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,905
Posted By RV7A Flyer
IANAL, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express...

IANAL, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express recently :). I'm pretty sure that one cannot waive someone *else's* rights, including the right to make a claim (suit) in the event of injury or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Check the parts catalogue for your engine. I...

Check the parts catalogue for your engine. I show that oil screen plug as 1.00x20 Lycoming P/N LW-12545, so 20 tpi, which takes 135 degrees, not 90.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Also, aren't compression checks really supposed...

Also, aren't compression checks really supposed to be done, if possible, with the engine hot? As in, go fly for an hour, then land, decowl and do the test?

Would Lycoming's test stand reports for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Indeed... https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/servic...

Indeed...

https://uniim1.shutterfly.com/ng/services/mediarender/THISLIFE/000085385927/media/123013877937/medium/1404789912/enhance
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-22-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,629
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Dynon has them. Not sure of the Kavlico part...

Dynon has them. Not sure of the Kavlico part number (probably listed in the documentation, also available at their website), but here is the oil pressure...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-20-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,629
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Personally, I think those things SUCK. Swapped...

Personally, I think those things SUCK. Swapped out for Kavlicos and never looked back over 500 hours ago. Not a single issue with them since the change.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By RV7A Flyer
How long is the spacer F-766D now?

How long is the spacer F-766D now?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Mine do, but if you need to, you can put another...

Mine do, but if you need to, you can put another hole in the lever, closer to the pivot point.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Good catch! You're right about the clevis...

Good catch! You're right about the clevis ends...I, too, had the same issue and had to place the order w/ ACS, now that you mention it. In fact, it was a pretty tight fit side-to-side, and IIRC I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I don't know about Spruce, but Van's has...

I don't know about Spruce, but Van's has them:

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1566160837-152-90&browse=controls&product=ctq-cables

and you'll need these clevis ends to connect...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not to mention...it looks to me like he grabbed...

Not to mention...it looks to me like he grabbed an ABC fire extinguisher to use on it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 70
CHT
Views: 5,345
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I don't remember what mine were (same setup as...

I don't remember what mine were (same setup as you...IO-360-M1B, Hartzell CS, mags), but I *was* told to expect higher CHTs until the engine is fully broken in, and IIRC, that was true. I'd have to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So the rudder gust lock failed.

So the rudder gust lock failed.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Did this happen a) while parked and tied down, b)...

Did this happen a) while parked and tied down, b) prior to that but with nobody in the cockpit (e.g., while pushing back or pulling out of parking space), or c) while taxiing?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-13-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Internal stops here, work great, and proper...

Internal stops here, work great, and proper distance from elevator per plans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, but it's not my problem in the first...

Yeah, but it's not my problem in the first place...think of it as a barroom discussion amongst pilots. The affected persons will no doubt be contacting one of the alphabet organizations and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Hmmm....the higher-level medical is not *denied*,...

Hmmm....the higher-level medical is not *denied*, only *deferred*. Does that imply *revocation* of the lower-class medical? Or would it be something like suspension (if such a thing exists for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yes...ooops. I'll fix the original post. Thx.

Yes...ooops. I'll fix the original post. Thx.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Medical question

This isn't for me...it's a "situation" that arose for someone else, under different circumstances, but it triggered some discussion locally. Thought I'd put it to the brain trust here. :)

Pilot...
Forum: Safety 08-07-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,069
Posted By RV7A Flyer
He is talking about "fuel lube", aka EZ-turn...

He is talking about "fuel lube", aka EZ-turn (brand name), and yes, it's thick, sticky stuff that can be a pain to get off...and a lot of people use too much of it.

That didn't explain to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,078
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's not that it's too big...it's that it's...

It's not that it's too big...it's that it's unfocused. Is it about experimental aviation? GA? Rotary-wing? Turbine powered? Ultralight? Corporate jets? Cars? Military recruiting? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By RV7A Flyer
YIO-360-M1B and HC-C2YR-1BFP here (not the 2"...

YIO-360-M1B and HC-C2YR-1BFP here (not the 2" shorter blades, however)...i.e., what Van's offers. No limitations.

And the whole "over-squared" thing is an OWT (not sure what the OP is talking about...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By RV7A Flyer
3 failed sensors tells me it's not the...

3 failed sensors tells me it's not the sensors...either something in your wiring is breaking them, or they're not failed at all and your wiring is causing incorrect signals to the EMS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By RV7A Flyer
NFlightCam mount - slight caution

I have the "old style" NFlightCam mount for my video camera, and decided to try the "new style"...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,773
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You have trouble flexing a rib 3/128" to get a...

You have trouble flexing a rib 3/128" to get a cleco in? Seriously?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,773
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Magic, apparently.

Magic, apparently.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,773
Posted By RV7A Flyer
In other words, no.

In other words, no.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,773
Posted By RV7A Flyer
-3 rivet holes are 3/32", or .09375". With a CTE...

-3 rivet holes are 3/32", or .09375". With a CTE of .000013 in/in/deg, and assuming a 4' long skin, we we can work this backwards, and you get a temperature change required of 150 degrees F.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,773
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Did you measure those results?

Did you measure those results?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,773
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Let's say it's a hot day...90 F. Let's assume...

Let's say it's a hot day...90 F. Let's assume the TOP (and only the top) gets heated by the sun to a nice toasty 140 F (I think that's reasonable, but you can use your own numbers if you like). ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,773
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Nobody is arguing the physics or the principles...

Nobody is arguing the physics or the principles behind...just that unless done with a pretty extreme difference in temperatures between skin and structure (and that temp difference is *maintained*...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,773
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://books.google.com/books?id=4dHwzsR8keEC&pg=...

https://books.google.com/books?id=4dHwzsR8keEC&pg=PT123&lpg=PT123&dq=rvator+%22Heat+Shrinking+Wing+Skins%22&source=bl&ots=DGKKpqU4XE&sig=ACfU3U2NTWrbAjEHb86EnXmf1oIR1KpQMQ&hl=gd&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjR4tz0...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You forgot a step...developing a *plan* for how...

You forgot a step...developing a *plan* for how you're going to do all of this before starting! :) Oh, and you'll need QA to verify that all those things were done after you do them LOL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,531
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I made copies of the instruction manual sections...

I made copies of the instruction manual sections and simply noted the dates (and occsional notes) alonside each instruction step as it was completed. I highlighted deferred steps to ensure they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I only used white LEDs, and find them to be ideal...

I only used white LEDs, and find them to be ideal (dimmed way down during flight). I believe the military did a bunch of tests and found that red light was actually really poor, while the best light...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,444
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Best advice ever. A friend was having all sorts...

Best advice ever. A friend was having all sorts of issues with a registration transfer on an RV he bought (OKC kept rejecting his *signature*, of all things, for weird reasons), and he was getting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not really. There are other gas lines in/around...

Not really. There are other gas lines in/around homes than just the water heater which can and do rupture.
Forum: GPS 07-03-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Might be because those are *way* close to the...

Might be because those are *way* close to the engine and the oil filter (filled with hot oil). Mounted on a shelf on the firewall you might not have any issues as they'd be further from a big ol'...
Forum: GPS 07-03-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Almost identical solution. Fabbed up a bracket...

Almost identical solution. Fabbed up a bracket to attach the front of the shelf to the motor mount to keep it from bouncing around (can't tell if there's one in your pic...). Also mounted very...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just curious...why do you need to replace it?

Just curious...why do you need to replace it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,914
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's just silly. Think of all the cars and...

That's just silly.

Think of all the cars and trucks that are stolen (some of which have been used in terrorist attacks), and nobody ever suggested putting "hidden switches" on your car.

I think the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,914
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think you're overthinking the problem. The...

I think you're overthinking the problem. The solution is...have a spare key made! I keep one in the airplane, tucked away along with it's mate, a duplicate of the hangar key.

A bit surprised this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,914
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not intended to. It's a *safety* interlock, not...

Not intended to. It's a *safety* interlock, not an anti-theft device.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,914
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I was waiting for that :). I love Trunk Monkey!

I was waiting for that :). I love Trunk Monkey!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,914
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Your poll is missing the option a couple of us...

Your poll is missing the option a couple of us have indicated we use:

Keyswitch for starter enable, pushbutton for starter engage (toggles for mags).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,914
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This was my solution. (BTW, I wouldn't label the...

This was my solution. (BTW, I wouldn't label the keyswitch "STARTER"...I'd label it "STARTER ENABLE". But that's just me.).

I'm not worried about theft. I'm worried about somebody fiddling around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's not the upload to the Dynon Skyview, nor is...

It's not the upload to the Dynon Skyview, nor is it the Dynon aviation and obstacle databases that are at issue. It's not even the Seattle Aviation datasets, which are frankly awesome to have on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, surprise, surprise. Another SA problem. ...

Well, surprise, surprise. Another SA problem. Naturally, the fix, from SA (utilizing no diagnostic information of any kind, or further information than "LO charts not being displayed"), is to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Skyview not showing LO En Route charts

The Dynon forum is down, and no response from them via their support request form (yet).

My Dynon Skyview with the latest software is not displaying any IFR LO en route charts, even though they're...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I had one that after a year or so was just a...

I had one that after a year or so was just a smidge loose...no amount of fiddling with it would allow it to line up such that it was tight enough, but not too tight (causing the wheel to not spin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I wonder if this issue will eventually get sorted...

I wonder if this issue will eventually get sorted out by the biennial transponder checks...the guys who do mine verify that the ADS-B Out code is correct for my tail number, but I don't know if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,081
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Maybe come at it from an angle? I.e., the corner...

Maybe come at it from an angle? I.e., the corner of the crate, instead of straight on to one side? The hoist won't care how the engine is oriented.

I just don't recall this being any issue when my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-21-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Like most things, that depends. Depends on the...

Like most things, that depends. Depends on the crimper you're using, mostly. I have the DMC "little blue" crimper, and there is a different positioner for Deutsch connectors than D-subs. Check the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,081
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Backwards to what? The plane? No reason to do...

Backwards to what? The plane? No reason to do anything until you're ready to mount it, but then...

It's an engine hoist. It's designed to safely hoist engines. If the engine is properly attached...
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