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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 92,202
Posted By dan
Nope, slow

Nope, slow
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 92,202
Posted By dan
2150ish. I suspect the cracks have been there...

2150ish. I suspect the cracks have been there for years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 92,202
Posted By dan
http://rvproject.com/cracks/cracks_left_wing.jpg ...

http://rvproject.com/cracks/cracks_left_wing.jpg

http://rvproject.com/cracks/cracks_right_wing.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 92,202
Posted By dan
Finally inspected mine. Cracks in both wings. ...

Finally inspected mine. Cracks in both wings. More obvious in the right than the left, on which it's extremely subtle. I heard somebody mention a "scratch" but that sounds like possible denial. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,948
Posted By dan
First of all, what you've pasted is no doubt from...

First of all, what you've pasted is no doubt from an area briefing, not a route briefing. I'll get back to that...

Weathermeister picks up updated winds aloft forecasts throughout the day. They...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,488
Posted By dan
Same re: critical phases & formation. I'm ham...

Same re: critical phases & formation. I'm ham fisted enough as it is flying with my good hand (right hand).

Other considerations...mainly things like making the stick highly functional. Flip-flop...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,488
Posted By dan
Yeah, that's my setup. I've since added a smoke...

Yeah, that's my setup. I've since added a smoke switch on the throttle (got it from Dayton Murdock/DJM). Single controls, left side only. I consider this plane my side-by-side tip-up RV-8 from a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,488
Posted By dan
Still flying, and nope.

Still flying, and nope.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,488
Posted By dan
http://rvproject.com/images/2006/20060214_quadrant...

http://rvproject.com/images/2006/20060214_quadrant_installed5.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,602
Posted By dan
Thanks @vfrazier. I ordered one while everybody...

Thanks @vfrazier. I ordered one while everybody (but me) was up at OSH.

Does anybody have pics of that drill jig? I can't seem to find it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,602
Posted By dan
Replacing Tailwheel Mount (WD-101)

After many years and a couple thousand hours of service, my RV-7's tailwheel mount is done-for. The Oilite bushing has worn and it's time for a replacement. I was told by Van's that the bushing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,835
Posted By dan
To scuff or not to scuff (tanks)

When I built my RV-7 tanks, I dutifully scuffed the alclad off the skin where ribs, stiffeners, etc. mate up.

Now I'm building my RV-10 tanks and considering skipping the scuffing. I'm trying to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,550
Posted By dan
FWIW, this is what I use these...

FWIW, this is what I use these days:

http://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=AE4625
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,806
Posted By dan
In search of Lycoming ST-310 wobble test fixture

I have an IO-360-A1B6. Angle valve. Oh, also, it's an angle valve.

So I'm looking for a Lycoming ST-310 fixture to do a wobble test. Seems like a few sources will sell me one for just north of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,807
Posted By dan
Fuel tank Z brackets: there ain't no "Checkoway method"

I keep seeing the "Checkoway method" mentioned in numerous threads when it comes to fuel tank Z brackets. I really want to put this to bed.

There ain't no Checkoway method. I didn't come up with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,062
Posted By dan
Bruno, You can pick "Other/Not Listed Here" on...

Bruno,

You can pick "Other/Not Listed Here" on the state dropdown. Apologies for the form being very US-centric. What really matters is that you enter your home airport identifier -- much of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,062
Posted By dan
Warren, I've activated your trial, so you should...

Warren, I've activated your trial, so you should be good to go.

Note to others...please email support@weathermeister.com if you have questions or issues, since we only check here once in a while. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,062
Posted By dan
Great questions... In terms of what benefit...

Great questions... In terms of what benefit certification adds to us GA types, it's a highly debated subject, with the debate centering around misconceptions about what makes a briefing "legal" in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,062
Posted By dan
Thanks for the plugs! I have an update on FAA...

Thanks for the plugs!

I have an update on FAA certification status. Long story short, we took a couple of years off from that process due to cost-benefit issues that the FAA imposed on us (they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,598
Posted By dan
There was an article on AOPA recently about using...

There was an article on AOPA recently about using an articulating endoscope ($30k) to inspect inside your engine. It mentioned a less expensive option, which looks really interesting...10mm and has...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-21-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,549
Posted By dan
Just wanted to thank Jim Peck for this link. ...

Just wanted to thank Jim Peck for this link. Time to replace my PC680 again (this'll be the 5th, after 7 years/2000 hours), and being a cheapskate I appreciate the heads-up on good deals!
Forum: GPS 04-02-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,464
Posted By dan
Yeah, and the thing is...the GX series isn't even...

Yeah, and the thing is...the GX series isn't even Garmin, technically. I'm not ecstatic about how this legacy line has gone by the wayside, but I'm also not surprised. I definitely don't blame...
Forum: GPS 01-31-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,464
Posted By dan
Garmin every time. 2000 hours.

Garmin every time. 2000 hours.
Forum: GPS 01-31-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,464
Posted By dan
I never saw a gray spot, that's for sure. Mine...

I never saw a gray spot, that's for sure. Mine went from bright to dim/flickering to done, pretty evenly as far as I noticed. There were times while it was flickering/dimming when would hold my...
Forum: GPS 01-31-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,464
Posted By dan
BTW, anybody who wants to fly IFR in their...

BTW, anybody who wants to fly IFR in their RV...do a "price per approach" calculation. You might think twice. Hotels and rental cars tend to be cheaper. :-)
Forum: GPS 01-31-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,464
Posted By dan
My GX60 display has "gone black" 4x now. What a...

My GX60 display has "gone black" 4x now. What a pain in the butt.

Every time they have repaired the "display drivers" -- not the display itself.

Mine just went black again YESTERDAY, and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,992
Posted By dan
Just want to resolve any lingering confusion. ...

Just want to resolve any lingering confusion. The struts I mentioned are THE EXACT ONES that Van's sells. They will not perform any better or worse...it's the identical part.

I only suggested a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,794
Posted By dan
The new preference went live yesterday...we just...

The new preference went live yesterday...we just haven't put out the announcement yet since there are other features that will be going live shortly.

I hear ya about the blissful ignorance thing. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,794
Posted By dan
No worries...we'll be adding a preference so...

No worries...we'll be adding a preference so you'll be able to turn them off. Thanks for the feedback!

(BTW, feel free to post your feedback on our Facebook wall for all to discuss in context:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,794
Posted By dan
FYI, by popular request: Weathermeister now...

FYI, by popular request: Weathermeister now depicts stadium TFRs on the map. It doesn't integrate any event schedules at the moment, but that will come over time.

VAF Special Free Trial: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,788
Posted By dan
It said 100 knots on the tail, and that's exactly...

It said 100 knots on the tail, and that's exactly what it was! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,788
Posted By dan
Well, it may not be the highest posted here, but...

Well, it may not be the highest posted here, but it's the highest I've ever seen in my RV-7.

I departed KLAM (Los Alamos, NM) heavily loaded and headed toward 27K (Georgetown, KY). At 17,500' I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,992
Posted By dan
FOUND! Cheaper source for tip-up canopy struts

Every few years, one (or both) of my tip-up canopy struts gives up the ghost. It happens. Van's now charges $32 apiece for replacement C-690 (Van's p/n) struts, as you can see here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,813
Posted By dan
I do. Ask Rosie. From Rosie: A couple of years...

I do. Ask Rosie.

From Rosie: A couple of years ago, I took off on a cold winter day to fly to Chino to see Checkoway & Co. On leveling off at 9.5K, I noticed the oil temp approaching 220 deg; not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,207
Posted By dan
You are absolutely correct...except consider the...

You are absolutely correct...except consider the scenario where the cable needs to pass through the firewall at, say, a 30-40 degree angle. I just didn't have warm fuzzies about using a grommet &...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,207
Posted By dan
I'm a little late to the game here, but I want to...

I'm a little late to the game here, but I want to echo what Smokey said. I used the one-hole eyeballs on my RV-7, and I am kicking myself. I've had to replace all 3 cables more than once, and I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,167
Posted By dan
I definitely wouldn't bother. A good rivet joint...

I definitely wouldn't bother. A good rivet joint should be water tight.

The seal is nice to have on the access panels, where you've only got a handful of screws holding the panels down, and there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,167
Posted By dan
~2000 hours on mine. No issues with the access...

~2000 hours on mine. No issues with the access panels. I've got plenty of leaks around the front of my canopy, but not at the access panels.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,303
Posted By dan
Having filed the flight plan alone won't cover...

Having filed the flight plan alone won't cover you on 91.103. The conversations I've had with FSDO folks indicated that what's most important about being able to prove compliance with 91.103 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,303
Posted By dan
Glad you guys like it, and there's a lot more to...

Glad you guys like it, and there's a lot more to come. I rolled the new feature out in very simplistic form...all it does right now is show you the terrain elevation. Over time there will be more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,359
Posted By dan
Or you can use a tie wrap puller such as a...

Or you can use a tie wrap puller such as a Panduit GS2B. I've found 'em on ebay used for not too much. They make tensioning and flush-cutting one-step and pretty much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,027
Posted By dan
Yo, whatcha need? Happy with my Lightspeed...

Yo, whatcha need? Happy with my Lightspeed Plasma II and Slick 4371 on my IO-360-A1B6. Coming up on 2000 hours, and I've been very, very happy with my powerplant config.

EDIT: Ok, not totally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,876
Posted By dan
This thread is unbelievable, and it speaks...

This thread is unbelievable, and it speaks volumes about how people are changing in general. (All that comes to mind are the kids today who have everything given to them and wouldn't know hard work...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,601
Posted By dan
You must be talking spins, not accelerated...

You must be talking spins, not accelerated stalls. Or did you split-S out of something to have lost that much altitude?

You ought to be able to recover from an accelerated stall darn near...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,601
Posted By dan
Go out and practice accelerated stalls at...

Go out and practice accelerated stalls at altitude. You should not fear the unknown. You should eliminate it. (IMHO)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,421
Posted By dan
FYI, we just launched the new "iPhone Edition" of...

FYI, we just launched the new "iPhone Edition" of Weathermeister this evening. Check it out at http://weathermeister.com on your iPhone (or...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,625
Posted By dan
My Lightspeed kit came with a couple of plastic...

My Lightspeed kit came with a couple of plastic clips for the wires. I got a couple more. They look like...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,672
Posted By dan
Hope you did both the TOP and the bottom flanges....

Hope you did both the TOP and the bottom flanges. If there were leaks on the bottom, there probably were on top as well. And you said 18 gallons...so you most likely didn't have fuel in contact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By dan
Bob, I'm not sure anybody actually read your...

Bob, I'm not sure anybody actually read your post. You said RE-finance if I'm not mistaken. All I can tell you is that NAFCO didn't offer any refis last time I checked.

Maybe others will chime in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,876
Posted By dan
Think about TOLERANCES. Every tool is...

Think about TOLERANCES. Every tool is manufactured with a +/- acceptable tolerance spec. Your 1/8" dimple die might have a pilot that's not exactly 0.125000...".

Let's say the punch was mfr'd at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,877
Posted By dan
Sounds like 2 issues to me: 1. These brake...

Sounds like 2 issues to me:

1. These brake cylinders are notorious for not "returning" to fully open. Some people use return springs for this. I'm guessing that the "pop" you heard might have been...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,625
Posted By dan
Check the posts on your Lightspeed coils. I had...

Check the posts on your Lightspeed coils. I had one break loose after a zillion hours, but it wasn't a hard failure. First signs were clicking noise, before the EGT even started to indicate...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,783
Posted By dan
I don't think anybody addressed your question...

I don't think anybody addressed your question about the mag. Take the harness off (3 torx screws) and you'll get even more wiggle room. You should have no problem getting that mag off...assuming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,535
Posted By dan
NOTAM for you to decode

Ok, so www.weathermeister.com continuously monitors itself for decoding integrity. You've gotta see this NOTAM that popped up a couple of weeks ago, and it just tripped up our decoder today...

This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,246
Posted By dan
Doh! FWIW, Weathermeister does show that...

Doh!

FWIW, Weathermeister does show that NOTAM:
http://checkoway.com/notams.png
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,246
Posted By dan
Just got off the phone with Matt Galica over at...

Just got off the phone with Matt Galica over at the Louisville FSDO. He was very helpful in clarifying the FAA's stance on this. What I'm about to say is may be pretty obvious to most of us,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,246
Posted By dan
Yeah, I'm all over the QICP thing already...

Yeah, I'm all over the QICP thing already (Weathermeister should hopefully be a QICP early next year). But my question is...where in the *regs* (admittedly I've been focused on 91, not 121 or 135)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,246
Posted By dan
This thread could not be more timely for me. I...

This thread could not be more timely for me. I made four inquiries with four different FSDOs asking for clarification on 91.103, and what the FAA considers acceptable sources for "weather reports...
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,572
Posted By dan
Good question, and it's becoming a common...

Good question, and it's becoming a common request. The DUATS logged briefing thing is a little sketchy ethically in my opinion. Yeah, we could do it, and while I think Weathermeister kicks the...
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,572
Posted By dan
Short version: Weathermeister is DUATS for...

Short version: Weathermeister is DUATS for regular people. It's a briefing that can easily be interpreted.

Longer version:

Just about everything is color-coded, decoded. Really easy to see, at a...
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,572
Posted By dan
Good point! For special programs like this we...

Good point! For special programs like this we don't even show pricing up front. Here's a link to the pricing plans and some details on what each of them...
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2009, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,572
Posted By dan
To be totally honest, I'm an iPhone diehard...

To be totally honest, I'm an iPhone diehard myself but I'm not currently putting the resources into a native iPhone app for Weathermeister. With such a small team, our development resources are very...
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