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Forum: My RV Build Project 05-23-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,876
Posted By rgodsy
Welcome aboard! Itís an awesome life experience....

Welcome aboard! Itís an awesome life experience. If you stay persistent you will eventually fly what youíve built.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-29-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By rgodsy
Saturday I went to the airport (KLXT) to work on...

Saturday I went to the airport (KLXT) to work on my cowl. And I could not believe all of the RVs on the ramp! What an amazing sight. Had not seen that many RVs in one place since OSH. The winds were...
Forum: Safety 04-12-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,563
Posted By rgodsy
Bill did my first flight and as I said eariler it...

Bill did my first flight and as I said eariler it was awesome. I can't thank you enough! I'm an instrument, commerical rated pilot, who flies a lot and I'm more than capable of flying but having the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,873
Posted By rgodsy
Welcome to a great life experience, building and...

Welcome to a great life experience, building and ultimately test flying an RV. The VAF community is awesome! When I ruined my front windshield by using loctite one of the VAF members had a windshield...
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,563
Posted By rgodsy
I used it. Worked great and highly recommend. I...

I used it. Worked great and highly recommend. I did all the flying but received great advice on setting up a stable approach. And I was able to focus on flying while my copilot focused on engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,503
Posted By rgodsy
Looks like it works just like Garmin Pilot....

Looks like it works just like Garmin Pilot. Green: 8kt head wind 7kt left cross wind. That’s what you will have if you land on 22.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,503
Posted By rgodsy
You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the hard...

You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the hard work and great new features.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,019
Posted By rgodsy
Sounds like you need to update to 6.3 or newer...

Sounds like you need to update to 6.3 or newer and let us know what happens. I plan to do the same thing.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,475
Posted By rgodsy
When I finish my RV-7A I plan to fly it into the...

When I finish my RV-7A I plan to fly it into the SFRA to visit my son. Never done this before so I find your trip report particularly interesting. I was thinking I'm required have 12" N-number...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,839
Posted By rgodsy
The Thunderbirds practice out of Indian Springs....

The Thunderbirds practice out of Indian Springs. They might use this line for that practice and want a higher level of ATC control. Just a guess based on what goes on in that area. But that is...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By rgodsy
I mounted my GMU in the tail. Ran the strobe in...

I mounted my GMU in the tail. Ran the strobe in shielded cable including the ground return. The wire shield only acts as a shield not a ground return for the strobe. I also ran the stobe sync in a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-01-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By rgodsy
Not sure these photos will show up. I was not...

Not sure these photos will show up. I was not flying (still building), but we were in the Salida area a few weeks ago. Colors were spectacular. Plus we climbed the Great Sand dunes you shot from the...
Forum: GPS 04-26-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,092
Posted By rgodsy
Great job guys!!! That's a feature I've been...

Great job guys!!! That's a feature I've been wanting. I really like my Aera 660 and this makes it even better. Since I'm in the middle of building an RV I fly spam cans to stay current. Some of these...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,619
Posted By rgodsy
Very impressive panel. Great job on the layout....

Very impressive panel. Great job on the layout. Should make a good IFR platform.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By rgodsy
Nice and congratulations! Can't wait to do the...

Nice and congratulations! Can't wait to do the same. Hopefully 2018 for me!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,379
Posted By rgodsy
Circuit looks good, assuming all swithches are...

Circuit looks good, assuming all swithches are open. I'm planning to use and EarthX for backup so interested in what you find. I'm using a Lead Acid for primary to help provide a load for a runaway...
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,588
Posted By rgodsy
I was going to have 2 EarthX batteries but...

I was going to have 2 EarthX batteries but changed to a Lead Acid for primary and Earth X as secondary, all FWF. You should look at Mike Bullocks runaway alternator issue to see additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,654
Posted By rgodsy
Back to the reliablity issue Mr. Chzech mentions....

Back to the reliablity issue Mr. Chzech mentions. I'm not sure what the reliablity is of the P-Mag, but from most others seems ok. What I do know is that they produce one of the best sparks with good...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,360
Posted By rgodsy
Thanks again for doing such great trip reports. I...

Thanks again for doing such great trip reports. I hope to do my first flight this time next year and these reports keep me motivated. Also your videos got me hooked on watching flying videos so...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,983
Posted By rgodsy
I took a closer look at the video and it is...

I took a closer look at the video and it is backwards, no doubt. There is a Service Bulletin out on that by Vans. SERVICE BULLETIN 14-12-22 Go to the Van site to look at this and how yours is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-09-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,983
Posted By rgodsy
Welcome aboard! I saw your video on your nose...

Welcome aboard! I saw your video on your nose gear collapse which made me wonder if the bolt sheared. The holes need to be reamed to a tight tolerance 0.311 or too much slop can shear the bolt over...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-08-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,477
Posted By rgodsy
Nice! I learned to fly back in 1978 at SGF so...

Nice! I learned to fly back in 1978 at SGF so enjoyed the fly by photo. Looks like another good reason to fly down to Springfield from KC. Have them seal a to go can from the tap and enjoy when you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,094
Posted By rgodsy
No not a new wife! :rolleyes: I'm very happy my...

No not a new wife! :rolleyes: I'm very happy my wife will fly with me and camp with me, but her interest in airplanes only goes so far. Thanks everyone for some really good ideas. I think some of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,094
Posted By rgodsy
I'm planning my vacation time for this coming...

I'm planning my vacation time for this coming summer. Last year I spent 3 nights camping at AirVenture and kept myself very busy enjoying the show. This is easy for an RV builder. The problem I have...
Forum: Tools 12-23-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,315
Posted By rgodsy
Wow thanks for the great advice! I've not touched...

Wow thanks for the great advice! I've not touched any of my exterior nutplates so will try this for those. I've just run the tap through the ones in the floor panels so will use thread locker when I...
Forum: Tools 12-23-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,315
Posted By rgodsy
I was trying to add this. I would also as a...

I was trying to add this.

I would also as a general rule make screw inspection a part of your flight testing. Any that loosen due to vibration should be dealt with accordingly. At least that's my...
Forum: Tools 12-23-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,315
Posted By rgodsy
I messed up a lot of screws for nutplates until I...

I messed up a lot of screws for nutplates until I read this in Vans manual.

http://i63.tinypic.com/wujim9.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-22-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,667
Posted By rgodsy
I really appreciate trip reports like this. One...

I really appreciate trip reports like this. One of the dreams that keeps me motivated in my build is that I can go places in my RV. The fact that Johnson Creek is within a weekend trip from Redwing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 1,014,014
Posted By rgodsy
I had to cut mine out a little. I slowly cut away...

I had to cut mine out a little. I slowly cut away until I figured out how much to clear and then restructured with some angle. Hopefully this is more than adequate. You'll have to judge for yourself.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,662
Posted By rgodsy
Thanks I appreciate the quick response. This...

Thanks I appreciate the quick response. This wasn't something I just wanted to try.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-14-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,662
Posted By rgodsy
Superior IO-360 Horizontal Throttle Cable

I've seen a lot of great ideas and have made my own bracket for both the throttle and mixture on my Superior IO 360 Horizontal Induction Engine. The FF brackets are not adequate. The question I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,034
Posted By rgodsy
Congrats!!! I want to second your comment about...

Congrats!!! I want to second your comment about Mike Bullock and his website on building an RV-7. I've use his information extensively and cannot wait to fly my RV-7A. I'd like to meet him some day...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 1,014,014
Posted By rgodsy
Wow very nice avionics and layout. I was wiring...

Wow very nice avionics and layout. I was wiring and testing my avionics today, here is a picture. I'm coming up on 3 years into my build and I cannot wait to fly my RV-7A. Experimental aviation has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,036
Posted By rgodsy
Go practice in a 172 with an instructor. The...

Go practice in a 172 with an instructor. The Commercial maneuvers (Power off 180 and emergency decent) can give you confidence and the skills to get down quick and make a power off landing. If you...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,306
Posted By rgodsy
Truth of the matter is that electronic circuits...

Truth of the matter is that electronic circuits fail. Wires fail, connectors fail, electronics fail and they do so in all phases of flight. Mostly they fail open or shorted but they can fail in more...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,306
Posted By rgodsy
Iím with Mark on this one and Iím designing my...

Iím with Mark on this one and Iím designing my panel with switches and fuse blocks. My IFR panel will account for loss of systems and if a fuse blows thereís likely a reason it did so. I donít like...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,625
Posted By rgodsy
Mike another great write up! Again, for those of...

Mike another great write up! Again, for those of us out there banging rivets these visions of what will be, are a great inspiration. From what I can see, we also need to keep an eye out for a decent...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,533
Posted By rgodsy
This is a shot of most of the RVs taxing out on...

This is a shot of most of the RVs taxing out on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,282
Posted By rgodsy
Nice panel. Amazing you have almost everything my...

Nice panel. Amazing you have almost everything my panel has but your panel looks uncluttered. Great layout. I have the second G3X Touch in an RV-7A panel. What you built looks great and should be a...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,377
Posted By rgodsy
When I saw 3GV I did a double take. Nice to see...

When I saw 3GV I did a double take. Nice to see another local builder achieve the ultimate goal! I hope some of your phase I flights take you over my developing RV-7A. A big congrats.
Bob
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,811
Posted By rgodsy
Great write up!

Agree with everyone else great write up. Matches your great write ups during your build and maintenance! These are extremely useful to those of us building. I made it to SNF but it was 21 hours...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-04-2016, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,665
Posted By rgodsy
Great news! I haven't turned my 650 on yet, but...

Great news! I haven't turned my 650 on yet, but sure like the idea that I can keep the software up to date! Thanks!

http://i68.tinypic.com/ri6rv7.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2lo24p3.jpg

Bob
Forum: Virtual Hangar 10-13-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,989
Posted By rgodsy
Vinly and cracks?

How do you spot cracks in he skin with vinyl? Been considering too but was wondering about inspection for cracks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-15-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 93,647
Posted By rgodsy
Rudder Stop

I spent a lot of time and material learning how to do a rudder stop on my RV-7A. I thought I would offer this to others because once I figured it out it was easy....
Forum: Interiors 06-11-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,688
Posted By rgodsy
I just received my Crow belts this week and I can...

I just received my Crow belts this week and I can adjust it to some degree with the one adjustment loop. Looks like the others posted. I've not put the seat bottoms in to check how lose it is when...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,784
Posted By rgodsy
Invest in a pneumatic riveter

Invest in a Pneumatic Riveter, for those you can reach makes perfect rivets every time. I bought one this past summer at Oshkosh from Avery. Just keep in mind you need to learn to rivet with a...
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