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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By engineerorange
All over

These holding areas are all over the country. I too sold one of those cars back to vw. It was 2 years old and had 60k miles on it. Then once they made a deal with the epa I bought one back with 30k...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-23-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,795
Posted By engineerorange
keep plugging away

My RV project saw 3 jobs and 1 wife go away. 2 of the 4 were my choice, 2 were not. But the RV gave me something to always strive for and something to occupy my hands and my mind when they needed...
Forum: Southeast 10-18-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By engineerorange
KMRN

Boone is not bad but a bit tricky. Sometimes in a cloud and they charge you a ramp fee.

Or you could come see us at the most friendly GA airport I have ever been to, Foothills Regional.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-08-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By engineerorange
KMTV

Martinsville is a little over 100NM but they have a pretty good restaurant on the field.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By engineerorange
AGL

Hey Skip,

Glad she didn't throw a keeper and suck that valve in the cylinder. Lynn and Nathan are good people, you definitely had that issue in the right place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By engineerorange
Weird

That's weird, I can't get the site to load on any of 3 devices
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By engineerorange
Exclamation Dynon Website

Is anybody else having trouble with Dynon's website? I have been trying to go get the latest skyview data and get the no response error for the last few days.
Forum: COMM 04-08-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By engineerorange
I tried it out of frustration. It was all I could...

I tried it out of frustration. It was all I could think of. Still don't understand how the crimped connections worked perfectly with a handheld in the exact same coax and antenna installation and the...
Forum: COMM 04-08-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By engineerorange
Issue solved

I just wanted to update this in case it ever comes back up for someone else. After swapping antennae, swapping comms, msking new coax all several times to no avail, the last thing I did was make a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 621,863
Posted By engineerorange
http://i63.tinypic.com/2l8yg4k.jpg http://i66.tiny...

http://i63.tinypic.com/2l8yg4k.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/20s84rq.jpg
Forum: Southeast 04-06-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By engineerorange
Richard Ellington did mine as well. Very easy to...

Richard Ellington did mine as well. Very easy to deal with and reasonable with his travel fee if he comes to you.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,887
Posted By engineerorange
Please post if you do the parallel hookup card...

Please post if you do the parallel hookup card for dual skyview screens. That will make it easier for me if I ever get to add my second screen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By engineerorange
Prop balance near western NC

Anybody know of an RV friendly place to have a dynamic prop balance done within 100nm of KMRN?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,918
Posted By engineerorange
One of my wings had about .2 degrees of twist. I...

One of my wings had about .2 degrees of twist. I set the incedence in the center of the wing and guess what, it flies straight and level with the ball centered. A tenth of a degree is nothing. One...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,926
Posted By engineerorange
I did it

I bought a core and did the rebuild myself. Spent about the same as buying a mid-time engine, but got 4 new cylinders, a brand new Lycoming cam kit, all new bearings and everything else overhauled...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 621,863
Posted By engineerorange
N74WK

Not quite done as I have to add the wheel pants, but I thought this picture was worth sharing.
http://i66.tinypic.com/2rffuyf.jpg
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By engineerorange
Already using an A20 and can't transmit on 122.7...

Already using an A20 and can't transmit on 122.7 with the engine off.
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By engineerorange
Did you test your delta pop antenna with another...

Did you test your delta pop antenna with another radio? Mine worked fine with a handheld. i can't wrap my head around what could be wrong with the antenna that it would work with another radio but...
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By engineerorange
I did use an swr meter in my troubleshooting. It...

I did use an swr meter in my troubleshooting. It showed good once I replaced the coax, I haven't had access to the meter since replacing the antenna again.
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By engineerorange
What kind of antenna do you have and where is it...

What kind of antenna do you have and where is it mounted?
Forum: COMM 02-04-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By engineerorange
Has anybody experienced this issue and solved it?...

Has anybody experienced this issue and solved it? I really don't want to buy another radio since I paid good money for this one and like the integration with the skyview. At this point it is really...
Forum: COMM 02-03-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By engineerorange
SV-Comm Issues

I have a SV-Comm, Dynon intercom and Delta Pop bent whip antenna on the belly.
In December when my plane first flew, radio transmissions were very broken on all frequencies. Parts of transmissions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 750
Posted By engineerorange
Delta Pop Aviation

Does anybody have contact info for Don? I am having some comm trouble with one of his antennas and his contact info on the website is MIA.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-13-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,527
Posted By engineerorange
RV-7A N74WK

After 8 1/2 years of building, N74WK became an airplane on 12/16/17 when Vic Syracuse signed her airworthiness certificate. First flight followed on 12/19/17.

Airframe: RV-7A super slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By engineerorange
Vic gave me an airworthiness certificate for my...

Vic gave me an airworthiness certificate for my RV this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,110
Posted By engineerorange
it's easy

Put a reasonable value on it. If she doesn't like your value, tell her you will be glad to deliver it to her for half of whatever value she places on it, and you will just build another one. When...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-03-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 55,144
Posted By engineerorange
N74WK

RV7-A Slider
O-360 Carb
Sensinich Aluminum prop
Full Paint, Leather Seats, no other interior
Nose Job 2

Left Main 399#
Right Main 400#
Nose 265#
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,549
Posted By engineerorange
So is my passenger warning on the panel of my yet...

So is my passenger warning on the panel of my yet to be inspected airplane going to cause an issue with the inspector? I used the old wording.
Forum: ADS-B 07-30-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,264
Posted By engineerorange
This is contradictory to what Garmin posted in...

This is contradictory to what Garmin posted in post #28. Wonder which is true.
Forum: Southeast 05-18-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By engineerorange
Good luck, I have looked high and low and hangar...

Good luck, I have looked high and low and hangar space in this area is hard to come by. Hopefully somebody who lives on the field at Long Island or Lake Norman can help you. I am local so if you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By engineerorange
It's still good. Let me know if you want it. I...

It's still good. Let me know if you want it. I can send a small jar of primer and a tube of 295UV with about 15% remaining
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By engineerorange
I might have some

I may have a partial tube that is usable after my windshield attachment a month or so ago. I am less than 45 minutes away by RV if you have one, or less than an hour at spam can speeds. I will check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 36,105
Posted By engineerorange
My plane will never fly

Remind me to get all offended and never let you in my mistake of an RV with the little wheel on the front AND a sliding canopy Bill. :D

There is some quote about building the airplane you want and...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-31-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,096
Posted By engineerorange
P-mags

I will need 2 p-mags before spring, let me know if you decide to swap them out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By engineerorange
I have seen lots of used lycoming bearings on...

I have seen lots of used lycoming bearings on eBay at times. Maybe check there for a set.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-28-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,090
Posted By engineerorange
I made my Dynon comm and audio panel cutouts...

I made my Dynon comm and audio panel cutouts exactly the same just in case I ever wanted to swap places with them. Aren't the screw holes on the same spacing and the bezel the exact same size?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-30-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By engineerorange
If you rivet the rear spar to the rib and then...

If you rivet the rear spar to the rib and then put the skin on, what kind of rivets are you going to use in the skin to front spar and skin to rib?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,776
Posted By engineerorange
Same way all the way.

I am doing just what you have been doing. When I got some money, I bought an engine core. When I got some more money, firewall forward kit. More money, paid for machining the case and steel parts. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By engineerorange
it reaches fine

My DRDT-2 with homebuilt frame per plans has reached every dimple on my RV7-A build so far, and I only have the glareshield skin left to go.
Forum: Southeast 03-24-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,714
Posted By engineerorange
Drive in?

Since my RV is still in the garage, are drive ins welcome? I really would love to check out the area as a possible spot to get closer to my wife's family and closer to a runway.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,218
Posted By engineerorange
I am just on the other side of the lake from you,...

I am just on the other side of the lake from you, working on an RV7a firewall forward. I am a relatively new pilot having done all my training in the area and would be happy to show you my project...
Forum: Southeast 10-17-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By engineerorange
KCEU flight of 4

Nice formation takeoff today around 11:00am. Even my non-pilot tailgating buddy was impressed.
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By engineerorange
However, if you find that a part was manufactured...

However, if you find that a part was manufactured improperly when you try to assemble it and it is later than the 30 days, they will tell you to buy another one.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,769
Posted By engineerorange
I am in the Hickory area and will be gluing my...

I am in the Hickory area and will be gluing my canopy before cold weather so Inwould be interested in any leftovers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,425
Posted By engineerorange
Put appropriate size clecoes in the tooling holes...

Put appropriate size clecoes in the tooling holes and lay a straight edge on top of them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,006
Posted By engineerorange
That's usually because you are at max rpm (max...

That's usually because you are at max rpm (max piston speed/acc.) and when you let off the go pedal there is no boom to help turn the piston around and the rod and wrist pin have to do it all. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,715
Posted By engineerorange
Co-extruded cloth duct tape. The particular tape...

Co-extruded cloth duct tape. The particular tape van's uses is one of the more aggressive products in terms of tensile strength, tack and shear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,715
Posted By engineerorange
We make that tape about an hour west of you. And...

We make that tape about an hour west of you. And yes, it is overkill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By engineerorange
I have one up here in Catawba county that came...

I have one up here in Catawba county that came with my kit. You are welcome to it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,862
Posted By engineerorange
It will be used to attach the lower fuselage...

It will be used to attach the lower fuselage skin. Leave it empty for now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,186
Posted By engineerorange
Yes, 3D movies are absolutely pointless, unless...

Yes, 3D movies are absolutely pointless, unless you just think you look cool in the goofy glasses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,186
Posted By engineerorange
Yes

I too was born with crossed eyes and that caused monocular vision. I had muscle surgery when I was a little less than two and then did lots and lots of eye exercises with a specialist in grade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By engineerorange
Should be rolling the canoe in the next month or...

Should be rolling the canoe in the next month or two. Then the real fun begins.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By engineerorange
Tom, If you let Van's ship your kit as usual...

Tom,

If you let Van's ship your kit as usual it will come ABF through the terminal in Belmont. I picked both my wings and fuelage up there at different times and had no issues. It doesn't really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,138
Posted By engineerorange
I am planning to use the Ztron nav/strobes and I...

I am planning to use the Ztron nav/strobes and I am looking for a wing tip landing light to go with them. Can you post pictures of your setup?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By engineerorange
For issue #1, make sure you don't have a burr on...

For issue #1, make sure you don't have a burr on the inside of the tube where it was cut that is keeping the threaded rod end from sliding in.

For issue #2, something is wrong. Rod end could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,647
Posted By engineerorange
If you clean up the edges of that hole, you could...

If you clean up the edges of that hole, you could probably put a doubler on the back side of the boogered hole big enough to capture a rivet above and below and then just abandon that hole. Send...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By engineerorange
I wasn't sure either

I hadn't decided the 7 or 7a question before I started filling out the order form.
Just filled it out without giving it much thought, and when I got done I looked up and said "huh, I guess the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,023
Posted By engineerorange
Glad you made the leap! You and Michael are...

Glad you made the leap! You and Michael are going to have a blast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,911
Posted By engineerorange
The little red weiner dog laying on the couch...

The little red weiner dog laying on the couch beside me agrees that you did the right thing. It's scary when your little buddy can't wag his little tail. No surgery for ours yet, just drugs and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-24-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,869
Posted By engineerorange
Same issue here

Did this issue work itself out after riveting mototopo? I am seeing the same thing, only the rivet holes at the main spar are off nearly half a hole if I cleco from rear spar to front.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By engineerorange
PM sent

Thanks a million Tom
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