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Forum: RV-9/9A 05-15-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By RV7Guy
Flaps first

You really want to get this as accurate as possible. It is amazing that squeezing an aileron an imperceptible amount can make a difference. Imagine misaligned surfaces!!

Generally, get the flaps...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-01-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,128
Posted By RV7Guy
Caribbean trip

Paul Rosales has been hosting a Caribbean flight trip on the odd years. I wonder it that is his group. I hope to do it in 2021!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air RV14 tailwheel assemblies

Hi Everyone. The RV14 tailwheel assemblies are now in stock and ready for shipping. These feature the dual bearing assembly for precise control, support and lubrication. The units were jigged drilled...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-09-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,439
Posted By RV7Guy
Attended

I went out today, Saturday. This is a first time event at Buckeye, AZ. KBXK. They have an annual "Air Fare," but this year they combined with Copperstate. Not only is an aviation event but it is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,145
Posted By RV7Guy
Yes

Yes it was. Robbie gave me the design when he got out of it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,145
Posted By RV7Guy
JDAir new Canopy Latch

The JD Air Parts tip up canopy latch has been slightly redesigned for a better appearance. Mechanically, it is exactly the same. The reason for the design change is two fold. 1) The previous version...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By RV7Guy
40 hours???

Does the use of the manual eliminate the 40 hour Phase I? The 40 hour Phase I is seriously out dated.

Just curious as I approach Phase I on a new plane.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-09-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By RV7Guy
More specific

Gilbert is covers a lot of ground. Do you have the main cross roads to be able to better guide you? Depending on where you are, your options could be Chandler, Falcon, Gateway or Stellar.

For...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-09-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,973
Posted By RV7Guy
Fantastic

Nice work Rob. Keep up the great work. So glad I went AFS.

If you are building, DO NOT overlook the AFS/Dynon equipment!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By RV7Guy
RV10

Just wrapped up the FWF with 390 on my 7 yesterday. Like a few others, I used a RV10 oil cooler mount and cooler with 4" ducting. Not a fun fit!!!! If you are going this way get the cooler and mount...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-05-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,323
Posted By RV7Guy
A couple of thoughts

Overall it looks good. I am curious if you have flown behind several screens especially ones that size. I have and I get the same feeling as sitting in the 3 row at the movies. Too much stuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By RV7Guy
cover plate

Through an FAA screw up, I lost the tail number that I had engraved in my powder coated panel insert. I made a cover plate that is being engraved and I'll install over the old tail number. PITA for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By RV7Guy
Good info

Thanks everyone for the input. A little followup that might be helpful to others.

1) Do not think that your plane is covered as "contents." There may be exceptions but if it rolls, flies or floats...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By RV7Guy
Airpark home insurance

I live in a residential airpark in Chandler, AZ (P19). I recently changed insurance companies after a 40 year run with Farmers. Through a broker, I ended up with Progressive. A couple of months after...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,639
Posted By RV7Guy
Lots of them!!

Can't give you exact numbers but I've sold lots of the canopy latches to RV14 builders.

As Eric mentioned, you have to adapt it to the 14 but it is not a huge undertaking. Like many of the parts...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-20-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By RV7Guy
Mesa Falcon

As Bill said, Chandler would be good. Falcon is closer to AJ and just as easy to get around. Either one is good. Gateway is the closest but a little more cumbersome with the commercial stuff going on.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-11-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By RV7Guy
Connectors

After building a 7 and struggling with a couple of connectors, on the new one I decided to do 1 connector at the root and 1 at the tip. Makes things so much easier for construction and when you have...
Forum: Reviews 11-30-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By RV7Guy
Dimensions

Geoff,

I currently have an older version of Carling switches in my panel. I'd like to retrofit to these. Are they the standard dimensions of the Carling switches?

Do you have a spec sheet on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,756
Posted By RV7Guy
AZ

There are many Live in aviation communities in AZ. You cannot beat the weather 9 months of the year. Other than heat we don't have extreme weather. We have about 350 flyable days a year. Some of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air tail wheel assemblies

Hi All,

I wanted to let everybody know that I will have the JD Air Tail wheel assemblies in stock late next week and will be ready for shipping soon after. The JD Air tail wheel assemblies are a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,224
Posted By RV7Guy
Silver bullet link

If you guys are referring to the Silver Bullet Link, JD Air was born after getting taken for my money after ordering one. Found out later several others had problems too.

The JD Air link looks much...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 31,210
Posted By RV7Guy
Sad day

There really are no words......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By RV7Guy
I've got them

I just checked the site and the Tip up latches are available. I don't have the Slider handles available yet. They are being made.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-18-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By RV7Guy
Tips

I guess the same argument can be made for the tips. On my first 7 I used Tinnerman washers to secure the tips. They look pretty good. You could also paint them and the tops of the screw if you want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts Canopy Latch

After a long delay the Tip Up Canopy Latches are now back in stock and ready for purchase. Orders placed today will ship on Friday and Saturday.

Thank you for your patience. Additionally, I should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,778
Posted By RV7Guy
Shameless plug

The JD Air pedal extensions were designed because of the geometry of our RV's when we are in the seats. Nearly impossible to NOT interact with the brakes. If your feet are bigger or you have lots of...
Forum: Safety 08-11-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,368
Posted By RV7Guy
Interesting perspective

I think I have an interesting perspective on the events on Saturday and Sunday. I fly the Bell 47's during AV. On Sat we have training and Sunday we start flying passengers, so I get to hear hours of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts Update

Hey Fellow RVer's,

I wanted to give everyone an update on the status of the transition. I hope to be up and running this weekend with a good but limited inventory of parts. I sincerely apologize for...
Forum: Safety 06-27-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,797
Posted By RV7Guy
Some thoughts

You did what you thought was correct and it worked out. The goal is to live and that was accomplished. The insurance company has a payout. It all worked. I'm sure it was frustrating to see the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 758
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts Website

Hey Everyone,

I've got the website up and running again BUT, I'm not ready to take orders yet. Getting the other details set up now.

Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement I've received.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-10-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By RV7Guy
7 Ride

Hey Ryan,

My 7 isn't done but I'm sure my neighbor will take you for a ride in his beautiful 7. He's retired ATC. I'll check with him and get back to you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 565
Posted By RV7Guy
JD Air Parts Website

Hey Everyone,

The www.jdair.com will be down for a few days as we make the transition of ownership.

Bare with us. The entire great line up of parts will be available soon including a few exciting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,148
Posted By RV7Guy
Fun Times

Can't wait. Always one of the highlights of the show. Proud to be a sponsor!!
Forum: Safety 05-18-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,953
Posted By RV7Guy
Pet Peeve

Bottom line here is that most won't read the entire thing.

My pet peeve is the popular, "any other traffic please advise." Don't know where or how this started. It is annoying!!! Highlighted in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,876
Posted By RV7Guy
PLEASE READ IT!!!

Hey everyone,

Please read, understand and read again the NOTAM. Commit it to memory. Google earth the routes, know the landmarks and practice flying it in your mind.

I have a unique perspective...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By RV7Guy
Thanks Andy

It works like butter with the bearing!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By RV7Guy
Announcement!! JD Air Parts

JD Air parts is alive and well. However, we are making a transition and I'll be taking over the reigns of the company. My partner in this endeavor, Jason Krause, has become highly successful with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By RV7Guy
12Volts

If you were going to use a Lipo it would need to be a 3S pack which has a nominal voltage of 11.1. (Unless the 4500 uses a different back up system). I have the TCW back up boxes for my AFS 5500T's....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-03-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,072
Posted By RV7Guy
Very upsetting!!!

Robbie and I were close friends but hadn't had much contact since he moved to Texas. He was a mentor to me when I was building my first 7. He would stop by often to look things over and we'd go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By RV7Guy
Got a Cub

I currently have a J3 Cub being restored in Wisconsin. She can get her tail endorsement at a local school that has some Cubs. Then, after some experience, I'll send her up to Mike Seager for RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By RV7Guy
Cessna Knowledgeable person??

My girlfriend is learning to fly and would like to buy a C150/152 to build time before getting a transition to RV's.

I'll have a new 7 flying soon and I'd love to have her checked out after she...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-24-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By RV7Guy
Oregon

Schedule and go with the best. Mike Seager. Factory check out. Well worth the money. Don't know of anything official in AZ.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-07-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,619
Posted By RV7Guy
Appropriate!!!

How appropriate that you posted on Wednesday!! Millionaire is a good outfit. We fly in there with my company to get fuel, (Medical Helicopter) and they are always there to meet us. When returning to...
Forum: ADS-B 02-28-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,444
Posted By RV7Guy
Got word...

Got word that production has started again and they will be working on the back log. Hoping to have one soon after the Navworx debacle. Fortunately the wiring and mounting changes only took about an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By RV7Guy
Look at these

I live in a residential airpark and have seen a diversity of lighting. My neighbor just put these lights in and they are amazing. We have 1800 sq ft hangars, 45x40 with 15 foot ceilings. Another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,853
Posted By RV7Guy
King A & P course

Anyone out there use this course to prep for the A & P exams?

Part 2, anyone one the programs you'd like to part with.
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By RV7Guy
Private party

I rent a 5th wheel from a private party. Check Craigslist for the area. I think there are a couple of commercial outfits you can rent from as well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,480
Posted By RV7Guy
Autonomous

They have the same parent company but remain autonomous in the product line. So therefore 2 different product lines.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,937
Posted By RV7Guy
Great news!!!

Great news Brian. Most importantly on Kris but that you've go another build to look forward to.

Keep us posted. We'll keep the prayers going.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-29-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,329
Posted By RV7Guy
Could work

I'm at Stellar. We have several RV's of various flavors here. There's already an Arizona RV email list. How about an AZ Facebook page?
Forum: Reviews 11-22-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,060
Posted By RV7Guy
Send it in

Hi John,

Send it back in. We'll replace it. There have been a few failures. It was traced to the metal supplier providing the wrong material. Caught it early but there some that got out.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,462
Posted By RV7Guy
2 things

I was advised of this from a couple of builders "after" my first one. On the 2nd 7, I followed this and life was a lot better.

There seems to be two milestones that creep into the build process. 1)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,138
Posted By RV7Guy
Lot's O' gear

Like Mike said, it is amazing how much gear you can pack in a 7. If you are not camping, you have more than enough room.

There are always LOTS of cancellations in the weeks prior to the show. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-01-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,967
Posted By RV7Guy
Very Cool!!

Congrats Simon. Sure glad you got your plane in the air. Great flight and landing. For those who don't know, Simon is a Speed Bird Captain. It has to be different feeling when you are flaring at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,798
Posted By RV7Guy
It works

I commuted across Phoenix in a 7. The distance was 55 miles. I am fortunate to live in a hangar home that made it easy. I kept a car at the other end and drove the last 8 miles in to work. The flight...
Forum: ADS-B 10-23-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,235
Posted By RV7Guy
Would work

Hi Bob,

I think that would certainly work. As I noted in my plane, I'm using the Approach Systems hub and harnesses. Changing out the transponder that is remote mounted would be a major pain in the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-22-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,235
Posted By RV7Guy
My Solution

I have also been caught up Navworx deal, with a 600B installed. In fact, this aspect alone has held up the completion of my 7. Despite redesigning the panel and sub panel for easy access after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By RV7Guy
Headset wanted

Hi Everyone,

One of the young helicopter pilots I work with is getting his fixed wing ratings. He'd like to purchase a used headset for use while he trains. Doesn't have to be fancy. Reasonable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By RV7Guy
An observation

On the medical helicopter I fly for work, (Airbus Astar 350B3e) there are several locations where Click Bond standoffs are used for adel attachments. They are affixed directly to the primed surface....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,184
Posted By RV7Guy
Trim Tab

I used a 4" tall piece of aluminum with 1" hanging off the back of the rudder. The bottom of the tab was in approximately alignment equal to the top of the Horizontal stabilizer. The tab was riveted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,674
Posted By RV7Guy
Easy to make

An overlay is very simple to make. You'll need glass cloth, carbon fiber cloth, ply peel and epoxy. West Systems look great. This is an easy way to do it without vacuum bagging and any other exotic...
Forum: Primers 09-05-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,285
Posted By RV7Guy
Spray Maxx

I have used SM Clear to clear coat an RC sailplane that I had painted as well as a few other parts. It works great. I would use it again. Great nozzle that sprays evenly.

Obviously, once you punch...
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