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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-17-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By decathlon737
spinner

Email Sent
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,963
Posted By decathlon737
Lightbulb Backwoods

Guess you can tell I'm from the backwoods, we haven't had a cold here in a few years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,963
Posted By decathlon737
Sun n Fun

Ok did I miss something? Why would Sun n Fun consider canceling?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,966
Posted By decathlon737
I had them use the darkest grey, I think they...

I had them use the darkest grey, I think they offer three different greys. I will pm the code to you later, also if you are working with Nick Millard ask him for same code as mine.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,966
Posted By decathlon737
Panel

Here ya go!

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-MPqwGrJ/0/65f63fd5/XL/i-MPqwGrJ-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,966
Posted By decathlon737
Steinair

Be careful when ordering from Stein, they will definitely create more work to an already busy aircraft building schedule, but end result after 3 coats of polyurethane is a piece of ultimate Man Cave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By decathlon737
Hydrochloric Acid

Very good friend has a powder coat shop, he placed my 2005 era unused grey engine mount in his vat, 15 minutes later it was shiny bare metal, 30 minutes later it was the new vans white, I was there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By decathlon737
Hydrochloric Acid

Parts are soaked in hydrochloric acid to remove powder coat, works in minutes, neutralize in water, paint or re powder coat, like new.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By decathlon737
Yes, stop by anytime.

Yes, stop by anytime.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By decathlon737
Thunderbolt YIO 390

Also recently received this. :)

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-kj52ZWj/0/3f44ace8/XL/i-kj52ZWj-XL.jpg

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Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By decathlon737
New panel

Arrived today, Got plenty wiring to do now. Steinair is the best.


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Forum: Alternative Engines 02-18-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,176
Posted By decathlon737
Vega

Once a long time ago I purchased blown Vega's for small block V8 conversions, nothing like 450 hp and a 4speed Muncie in a Vega. :D
Forum: GPS 02-07-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By decathlon737
Stark Avionics

Could try Stark Avionics in Columbus GA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,156
Posted By decathlon737
Seal Tanks

As one of the early guys that got bit by leaking QB tanks, around 2006 / 2007 era, I would urge everyone to open the rear wall and reseal tanks properly. The work performed inside tanks by the QB...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,380
Posted By decathlon737
Big SHOUT out to Nick Millard at Steinair, he...

Big SHOUT out to Nick Millard at Steinair, he stopped shipment of my panel yesterday when the upgrade was announced. I will now have the New GTN 650Xi installed, can't beat the help and support from...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,380
Posted By decathlon737
Mine shipped yesterday and is already outdated,...

Mine shipped yesterday and is already outdated, Oh well, the perils of technology!!!
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,380
Posted By decathlon737
GTN650Xi

Wow, You release this on the 6th and Stein ships my GTN 650 on the 7th, Story of my life!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,346
Posted By decathlon737
Golden Ticket

I got one, Not sure ticket number, it says (VC551) on the back written in black marker. Shirt or Hat
Thanks Van's
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-10-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By decathlon737
Condolences

Wow! Terrible news, Tim was always witty and put a smile on everyone's face. Very friendly guy, will be missed. Condolences to his family.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,749
Posted By decathlon737
AFP 150

Went with the AFP, haven't flown yet so can't report performance, very minor snorkel mod to make fit, looks top notch and the gold anodizing sure is pretty.
The modification is easy peasy compared to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By decathlon737
YIO 390

Order January, recieved 2 weeks ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 315,791
Posted By decathlon737
I'm at this stage now, pm me with how to get one...

I'm at this stage now, pm me with how to get one and I'll put it through the ringer :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 315,791
Posted By decathlon737
Drill Guide

Curious, wouldn't a left and right be required? Great idea.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-12-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By decathlon737
Tip up or slider? I purchased a 7 tip up and...

Tip up or slider? I purchased a 7 tip up and converted it to slider. Don't know if it's different or not, but I have a tip up canopy assembled I no longer need. If it will work on a 9, make me an...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,567
Posted By decathlon737
I would do QB fuselage so I would have control...

I would do QB fuselage so I would have control over the fuel tanks. As a QB Wing owner that leaking fuel destroyed my paint after only a few hours of flight and had to re-do sealant and paint on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By decathlon737
Mick, Might want to look at post "Roll bar...

Mick,
Might want to look at post "Roll bar re-install help" if you have trouble installing the nut, washer, and shim hardware for the roll bar.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-02-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By decathlon737
Put nut washer and shim on a long plastic zip...

Put nut washer and shim on a long plastic zip tie, push through the hole and pull up tight. Reach underneath and hold everything in position, let zip tie fall out, insert bolt and start form the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By decathlon737
Hi Mick, I just did this step last week, from...

Hi Mick,
I just did this step last week, from the prepunched rivet, measure aft 1/2" and 3 5/8". Do not measure from the 1/2" mark but also from the rivet for the 3 5/8" hole. Measure from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By decathlon737
Likewise Amir, I'll be around before long.

Likewise Amir, I'll be around before long.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By decathlon737
Scott, I see a lot of familiar names still here,...

Scott, I see a lot of familiar names still here, but more new ones than old.
Glad to be back. It was an economic thing, I never lost my passion.:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By decathlon737
Cary, I must have missed the front page, how did...

Cary, I must have missed the front page, how did that come about?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,749
Posted By decathlon737
Thanks for the advice and comments, will contact...

Thanks for the advice and comments, will contact Don before I make a decision.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,749
Posted By decathlon737
For some Dan, your opinion may not be much, but...

For some Dan, your opinion may not be much, but knowing you for as long as I have, your opinion means everything to me.:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,749
Posted By decathlon737
Well maybe a chick magnet! So you would recommend...

Well maybe a chick magnet! So you would recommend AFP FM-150 and deal with linkage problems over the Avstar?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,749
Posted By decathlon737
Avstar Or Airflow Performance

Trying to get my Lycoming order ready and need some advice, I have the option of Avstar or Airflow performance fuel injection. Jeffery Shans at Lycoming says I would have to modify cowl for Airflow...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,910
Posted By decathlon737
I'm Back

Hello VAF'ers, Some may remember me from the 08/09 era. I built and flew a -8. Great airplane by the way. In the 9 plus years I have been away, I've helped several friends finish up and paint their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 1,442,684
Posted By decathlon737
OK I'll chime in

My QB wings developed major blisters and started about a month after fuel went in them. It progressively got worse for about a year until I had to do something about it. It was a major PITA! I had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,066
Posted By decathlon737
Welding tanks

My humble opinion is that welded tanks would be too rigid and be subject to cracking. Proseal allows movement in the joints. 6 lbs. per gallon at 21 gallons at about 4 G's can cause a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,549
Posted By decathlon737
Who needs to pack lite, I say come prepared....

Who needs to pack lite, I say come prepared. :D
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Md3lNhlyTpc/TPJberda_lI/AAAAAAAABDQ/ENYiRQTpvRI/s800/IMG_1972.JPG
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,730
Posted By decathlon737
Rick, Certainly not for structural purposes but...

Rick,
Certainly not for structural purposes but plenty good for fairings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,730
Posted By decathlon737
Paul. Not really backwards, it just doesn't...

Paul.
Not really backwards, it just doesn't sandwich the fuse skin in between the nutplate and the fairing. Maybe a photo will help as I'm not really good at explaining things. This is from a 7...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,730
Posted By decathlon737
Outside the box

Paul,
I also faced this problem when it came time to attach my upper fairings. I did install nutplates in the removeable gear access panel but needed a few additional ones to pull the fairings etc...
Forum: RV-10 11-05-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By decathlon737
Here's Frank Murphy's beautiful 6 when it came...

Here's Frank Murphy's beautiful 6 when it came out of the paint shop.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Md3lNhlyTpc/TNPkyn_tqPI/AAAAAAAABBk/-uSj3icCrFQ/s800/IMG_0907.JPG
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,140
Posted By decathlon737
On the other hand

I'm gonna play Devil's Advocate, If you walk up to a beautifully painted RV and see no fasteners on that sleek cowl it's hard to invision placing hardware all around it. Cowl can be removed quicker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,096
Posted By decathlon737
Talk to 8 pilots first.

I've had #280 (said he was #260) in back of my 8, although stick sensitivity does increase, I did not find it difficult to land. I did keep the approach speed a little higher, but would do it again...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,701
Posted By decathlon737
Cary, Mike wasn't too happy about riding...

Cary,

Mike wasn't too happy about riding (B!$%h) in back of the 8, He better hurry and get that 4 repaired or he'll need to invest in some mini skirts....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,947
Posted By decathlon737
Paul, I stand corrected, sump fittings are not...

Paul,
I stand corrected, sump fittings are not included with hose kit:eek:. That's quite a price for the hose kit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,947
Posted By decathlon737
Just a WAG, But I bet the Christen kit includes...

Just a WAG, But I bet the Christen kit includes the weld in sump bung and sump fittings too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By decathlon737
[QUOTE=flickroll;474926]Hi Bill, what is the...

[QUOTE=flickroll;474926]Hi Bill, what is the diameter of your heater hose flange? 2"?

Yes, 2".
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-10-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By decathlon737
Yes

Yes we do. It's not called carb heat on F.I., It's called alternate air and Van's sells a kit to install it, or you could roll your own.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,392
Posted By decathlon737
Hi Jim, Mine is in front of #1 cylinder at...

Hi Jim,
Mine is in front of #1 cylinder at cowl opening entrance. Never have CHT or EGT issues in 200 hrs. My baffling is very neat and tight with very little pressure escape possible. Don't know...
Forum: RV-4 10-07-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,129
Posted By decathlon737
Sika 295 UV. Also get the cleaner and primer.

Sika 295 UV. Also get the cleaner and primer.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By decathlon737
An 8A does not contain the gear towers for an 8....

An 8A does not contain the gear towers for an 8. Not saying it can't be done but would be a lot of work. It's fairly easy to go from 8 to 8A but you would haul around gear towers you don't need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,919
Posted By decathlon737
Adjustment? Maybe the flaps are binding motor up...

Adjustment? Maybe the flaps are binding motor up before reaching top. Unhook from flap mechanism and see if it freewheels at the top.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,839
Posted By decathlon737
I've had a 6'2" passenger in back with a Todd's...

I've had a 6'2" passenger in back with a Todd's and no problem.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,876
Posted By decathlon737
KISS

When I put items in the forward compartment that shouldn't get wet, I simply tape the joints with clear packing tape. Removes easy enough, keep the roll in the cockpit with me. Probably not the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By decathlon737
Clay

Several products on the market, Overspray Clay, Clay Magic, Meguiars sells one similar at Advance Auto but it's name eludes me. Any of these should remove overspray without damage. Be sure you keep...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,700
Posted By decathlon737
Van's canopy latch

Here you go. :)

http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/catalog.cgi?ident=1281185764-2-672&browse=airframe&product=canopy-latch
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,700
Posted By decathlon737
Vans has them in stock.

Vans has them in stock.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By decathlon737
Dmadd, if flyboyedwards is not interested pm me...

Dmadd, if flyboyedwards is not interested pm me with price please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,840
Posted By decathlon737
Sounds like canopy buzz. Maybe you did'nt shut...

Sounds like canopy buzz. Maybe you did'nt shut the canopy as thorough as usual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,957
Posted By decathlon737
Pecan Plantation 2010

I see the 2010 flyin is right around the corner. Anyone have info on flyin such as camping permitted?, fuel? It's a long way from Georgia so just trying to get a handle on things before I commit:)
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