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Forum: RV-12 11-10-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By RV7A Flyer
OP said he has Kavlico transducer, which is 3...

OP said he has Kavlico transducer, which is 3 wire, not 1.
Forum: GPS 11-08-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By RV7A Flyer
No, audio will not go through the ARINC box. ...

No, audio will not go through the ARINC box. That's for ARINC data. Audio from the 430 goes to the audio panel.

BTW, not sure what "alerts" you're referring to...the 430 provides COMM and VOR/ILS...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's the flange on the F-768 support seal...

It's the flange on the F-768 support seal catching on the front face of WD-716. Sand the flange until it doesn't catch. (Mine still does it on occasion...as noted, a light pull aft on the canopy...
Forum: GPS 11-08-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You're going to have to give a bit more...

You're going to have to give a bit more information...are you asking about a GPS navigator (like a 430/530 or 650/750) communicating over the Dynon ARINC box to a Skyview?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By RV7A Flyer
My insurance policy says 70% of hull value.

My insurance policy says 70% of hull value.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,987
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And please report back what you find...

And please report back what you find out...specifically, the root cause of this failure.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-05-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yep. And I believe the terminals are M6 bolts,...

Yep. And I believe the terminals are M6 bolts, from the diagrams I just looked at a couple of days ago (the manual that comes with the battery). Comes with all the nuts and whatnot you'll need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,798
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Better redo that one. It's misspelled :) JK!

Better redo that one. It's misspelled :)

JK!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,150
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If I ever get really ambitious about it, I might...

If I ever get really ambitious about it, I might just do that...feed it to the EMS for recording purposes, and then just...wait.

I have to wonder how many planes have similar incidents and never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,150
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I've never found it, and it happens *so* rarely...

I've never found it, and it happens *so* rarely it's almost impossible to get a handle on it (once maybe every 6-12 months). Same symptoms as you...never a hitch in the engine, only lasts a few...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It really is pilot preference, but if you do a...

It really is pilot preference, but if you do a lot of flying in relatively busy airspace, you'd have the IC muted pretty much all of the time. Usually after a while, you get to where you "tune out"...
Forum: Propellers 11-05-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Identical set-up, and no issues whatsoever. In...

Identical set-up, and no issues whatsoever. In fact, it's one of the parts of the build that I like most...600+ hours now, no problems. (Knock on wood).
Forum: California 11-05-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,102
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What's the most dangerous animal in Yellowstone...

What's the most dangerous animal in Yellowstone NP? Nope, not bears or wolves or the occasional moose.

Bison. More tourists injured by bison than any other animal there.

Nasty attitude on those...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,987
Posted By RV7A Flyer
OK, that looks nasty. Pretty sure there are lots...

OK, that looks nasty. Pretty sure there are lots of those isolators out there on RVs (mine included), so what's the root cause here? Did you contact Lord to get any more info?

Definitely something...
Forum: Propellers 11-04-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'd look at two things right off: proper...

I'd look at two things right off: proper deburring of the holes in the backplate to eliminate stress risers, and torque on the bolts/nuts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Is it really heavy enough to *need* a doubler? I...

Is it really heavy enough to *need* a doubler? I believe most people do not use one (I don't recall putting one in myself, but I'd have to go back and check and I'm not really in the mood to crawl...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 74,906
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Sure, because two points *define* a line......

Sure, because two points *define* a line... :)

BTW, your image shows your laser going through the wrong two holes, I believe. See DWG 12A for the ones you should be using...
Forum: GPS 11-01-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By RV7A Flyer
FWIW, I have a Garmin antenna feeding a 430W...

FWIW, I have a Garmin antenna feeding a 430W *and* a Dynon SV-GPS-2020 on a shelf mounted on the forward firewall, basically next to each other, and after 600 hours I've had zero issues with either...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,023
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Another suggestions...make sure fuel flow from...

Another suggestions...make sure fuel flow from both tanks is good and the engine runs for a reasonable length of time on each *while on the ground*. In an RV, this is pretty easy...my checklist is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,323
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Bear in mind that the autopilot has to have...

Bear in mind that the autopilot has to have something to drive it, unless it's self-contained wrt AHRS. An EFIS either on the E-buss or with backup battery should suffice, but if there's no source...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-31-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Or in the cowling...1m of coax with the shield...

Or in the cowling...1m of coax with the shield stripped off, glassed in, and a bulkhead BNC connection in the firewall. Works great.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,323
Posted By RV7A Flyer
In the previous thread, you said that you...

In the previous thread, you said that you initially blew the 15A fuse for the *avionics* buss, then the 15A fuse for the E-buss. Do you have flaps and/or trim on either of these busses?

I think a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,913
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's what I was thinking...

That's what I was thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,913
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So what was the root cause? How did you blow the...

So what was the root cause? How did you blow the fuse to your E-buss, in addition to the main buss?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,798
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Try...

Try ExpressSCH...https://www.expresspcb.com/expresssch/

It's not bad, and it's free. Obviously, there are really good ones out there for a cost, but this tool worked just fine for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Wouldn't this be the government acting...

Wouldn't this be the government acting specifically *against* someone's private business, in effect trying to deprive the business of income? Isn't that what you're arguing against (FAA taking some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just like the patent trolls. And of course, we...

Just like the patent trolls.

And of course, we shouldn't be talking about how to change the rules, right?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If the "resource" wasn't actually...

If the "resource" wasn't actually "owned"/controlled by the government (taxpayers, the public), I might agree with you. But it's not.

What if the guy eventually reserves *all* n-numbers, and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,798
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's why you end up with wires that are just...

That's why you end up with wires that are just abandoned in place. Rather than waste time digging one out of a harness, if you know the wire is bad somewhere between the endpoints, just run a new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,798
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is one of the reasons for making neat wire...

This is one of the reasons for making neat wire bundles, without the sphaghetti criss-crossing of wires that I see in many airplanes...so that once you *find* a wire (or identify it at one of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,873
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Hey, I once woke up at 3 a.m. and got out of bed,...

Hey, I once woke up at 3 a.m. and got out of bed, leaving a gorgeous blonde in it, while I went to the desk and wrote down the solution to an ODE that had been gnawing at me for a few days.

She...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By RV7A Flyer
FAA is never going to do anything about it on...

FAA is never going to do anything about it on their own. There's absolutely zero impact to them for someone to scoop up N-numbers and resell them.

It'll take either push from someone in Congress,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,869
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Scams like this really p*ss me off. They're like...

Scams like this really p*ss me off. They're like patent trolls IMO.

There's one quick fix, although I doubt most people would like it...no reserving N-numbers. You can get a number once you have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,873
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ah, but in the direction of motion, the balloon...

Ah, but in the direction of motion, the balloon goes from 0" to 9" and back to 0" over a timespan of .00426 seconds, so you'd have to integrate the cross-section of the balloon perpendicular to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-18-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,752
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Curious what the thinking was here...what was...

Curious what the thinking was here...what was cycling the Master supposed to fix (what did he think was going wrong)? Or was he just trying something to try anything in the hopes that it would make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,321
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is so head-slappingly stupid it hurts...

This is so head-slappingly stupid it hurts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,321
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yep. And I don't want to go down the path of...

Yep. And I don't want to go down the path of "sour grapes" for myself, because that's not a healthy approach, BUT...

This whole rebate program seems off-kilter. One, what difference does it make...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,891
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I don't mind flying VFR on top, provided I know...

I don't mind flying VFR on top, provided I know that where the undercast ends. Usually, you can look at the satellite pics (I use Weathermeister) and the METARs and TAFs for airports on the other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'd set the high and low red alarm limits at...

I'd set the high and low red alarm limits at whatever the manufacturer says are the limits, and set yellow caution limits something like 10% lower (higher) than that, respectively.

I'd use long-term...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,824
Posted By RV7A Flyer
http://www.motoart.com/

http://www.motoart.com/
Forum: California 10-09-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Check your PMs.

Check your PMs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,130
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Isn't it *still* used by the air racers?

Isn't it *still* used by the air racers?
Forum: Safety 10-07-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Which is why I have a PLB attached to my...

Which is why I have a PLB attached to my harness.

*Anything* can become a projectile if not properly secured.
Forum: Safety 10-06-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Or just a regular old hand screwdriver in your...

Or just a regular old hand screwdriver in your emergency kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Van's kits have been evaluated and found eligible...

Van's kits have been evaluated and found eligible for E-AB A/W certs. I don't think anybody cares about panel stuff as you mentioned (you still have to route and connect a ton of wires and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,181
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just to be precise, there *is* no "Grand Canyon...

Just to be precise, there *is* no "Grand Canyon VFR Sectional Chart". There's a "Grand Canyon VFR Aeronautical Chart", though. :)
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Where was this? I'll admit being one of those...

Where was this? I'll admit being one of those with a "non-Van's kit number" serial number, but I don't mind sending them an email to let them know.

I just didn't care for some random meaningless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,341
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Edited: There are two hazards to verify...

Edited: There are two hazards to verify against...inadvertant starter engagement, and "hand-prop" accidental starting. For the first, two tests suffice...the starter button is lit by the same power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,341
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just to throw into the mix: I have a keyswitch...

Just to throw into the mix:

I have a keyswitch (industrial grade from McMaster) to enable the mag switches and starter pushbutton. Key out -> mags remain grounded and starter cannot engage. Key in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,122
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Because I find it easier to just "squeeze" my...

Because I find it easier to just "squeeze" my finger to activate PTT than to press my thumb down. It's just more comfortable for me.

I never fly from the right, so that's not really of much concern...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,122
Posted By RV7A Flyer
PTT on trigger, AP on top.

PTT on trigger, AP on top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,122
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It may not be a critical risk, assuming the...

It may not be a critical risk, assuming the whizzing away starter being driven by the engine doesn't cause some sort of electrical problem, but I try to avoid destroying parts of my engine whenever I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,122
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This sounds like a horrible idea.

This sounds like a horrible idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,122
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Never underestimate the mind's ability to...

Never underestimate the mind's ability to completely ignore warning lights, bells, horns, etc.

As an example, Piper put the gear up warning horn and light on some models of Arrows (and perhaps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,122
Posted By RV7A Flyer
OK, I'll weigh in here... PTT Trim (pitch and...

OK, I'll weigh in here...

PTT
Trim (pitch and roll)
AP disconnect/CWS (Dynon uses the same button for both...hold 2s to engage CWS, momentary for AP D/D)
Smoke

NOT on the stick:
Starter - much too...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-18-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'll bet it doesn't...he said "Technique is I am...

I'll bet it doesn't...he said "Technique is I am using my C-frame to back rivet these."

As noted, with a backrivet set, the collar should compress the work materials. Not so with the C-frame.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You may need to look at Section 5.3.7 of the...

You may need to look at Section 5.3.7 of the install manual:

5.3.7 MAIN LIGHTING Page
Select the MAIN LIGHTING Page (see Figure 5-11). This page allows you to set display parameters that affect the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By RV7A Flyer
[You can't really cut/enlarge the holes in the...

[You can't really cut/enlarge the holes in the fuse until you have the wings on with flaps attached and all, anyway, at which point you'll be adjusting the length of the rod to get the proper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I forget who makes the throttle quadrants that...

I forget who makes the throttle quadrants that Van's and ACS sells, but why not just call them and have them change the knob on a 2-lever quadrant?

They're easy to disassemble and reassemble...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,548
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Because not all of them are good? I've run into...

Because not all of them are good? I've run into a couple of quacks, one of whom had I followed his advice would have resulted in a permanently "frozen" and immobile wrist joint after a break (it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-14-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,221
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, mine don't really "go bananas"...the...

Well, mine don't really "go bananas"...the devices without a backup battery directly attached to them (i.e., Comm panel, 430W and SL40) simply reboot.

Any avionics worth its salt can handle having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,214
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's gotta be hard to do, at least if you're...

That's gotta be hard to do, at least if you're tightening by hand. Those are AN-3s, right? So the torque should be IIRC 20-25 INCH-pounds.

Unless they were tightened with a power tool that was set...
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