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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By robertahegy
Just pretend you are landing a Longeze. Roberta

Just pretend you are landing a Longeze.

Roberta
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By robertahegy
It seems a lot of airplane builders have...

It seems a lot of airplane builders have gravitated to boat building. Vlad was in the process of building a boat when he visited our gathering in Tennessee a while back with his RV-9A.

Roberta :):):)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-18-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By robertahegy
The power of the boat is a Crusader 5.7 Captain's...

The power of the boat is a Crusader 5.7 Captain's Choice V8. It is GM based and built as a marine engine from bare block up. It uses GM's Multi Port Fuel Injection with their electronic ignition. It...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-16-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By robertahegy
Hi Bill, The boat is doing Great. Finished in...

Hi Bill,

The boat is doing Great. Finished in 2015 and have won many awards with it. Had it down to TN several times and down to FL in 2017 and will be taking her down there again in March. I think...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-15-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By robertahegy
Today's Off Topic

Dang, now I'm hungry.

Roberta:p


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By robertahegy
Not sure, but wouldn't the loose cowl half...

Not sure, but wouldn't the loose cowl half rattling in the breeze influence the accuracy of the balance equipment? Not sure what RPMs the tests are done.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,162
Posted By robertahegy
Interesting this debate is still going on....

Interesting this debate is still going on. Fifteen years ago when I was making the decision on the engine and fuel system for my 7A everyone was worried then that 100LL was on it's way out. If there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,140
Posted By robertahegy
I did not like the vinyl pads on the carpet, so I...

I did not like the vinyl pads on the carpet, so I glued AL plates to the carpet. I turned down the edges with an edging tool and rounded the corners to prevent grabbing my shoes. This worked really...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-14-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,190
Posted By robertahegy
Sorry to say this but that plane does not display...

Sorry to say this but that plane does not display any pride in workmanship. NASTY!

Roberta:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By robertahegy
Rich and I ran into Jeff by his Breezy while the...

Rich and I ran into Jeff by his Breezy while the judges we talking with him. It is a very beautiful example of the Breezy and he certainly deserves the award and recognition. We enjoy seeing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By robertahegy
I have to say it is easy to choke on the price of...

I have to say it is easy to choke on the price of the Aviators Club but once you've tried it, you do get spoiled. Breakfast and lunch are included as well as soft drinks and water and ice cream and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,954
Posted By robertahegy
Rich and I flew up there many years ago. Nice...

Rich and I flew up there many years ago. Nice flight and the horse taxi to town and back was fun.

Roberta:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By robertahegy
Way too much fuel pressure. Those 0-320s can run...

Way too much fuel pressure. Those 0-320s can run on gravity feed with less than half a pound pressure. Fuel probably blowing right by the needle and seat.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,706
Posted By robertahegy
Get a piece of 1/4" x 1" angle iron to use as...

Get a piece of 1/4" x 1" angle iron to use as both a back riveting bar and pre-drill it for a guide for your counter sink bit. I set mine up for every other hole and shifted it to do the other holes....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,875
Posted By robertahegy
My 7A with 0-360 A1A and Hartzell BA prop was a...

My 7A with 0-360 A1A and Hartzell BA prop was a great combination. Well balanced and smooth as glass out of the box.

Roberta
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,404
Posted By robertahegy
AAHHH!!! Monument Valley. Love it. Goulding's is...

AAHHH!!! Monument Valley. Love it. Goulding's is nice and convenient to the airstrip. The View hotel in the monument is AWESOME. We had a Skysuite there a few years ago.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,376
Posted By robertahegy
I had a Tanis heater on my 7A. I think they are...

I had a Tanis heater on my 7A. I think they are the best way to go. Heats pan and cylinder heads.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,859
Posted By robertahegy
System Three also sells tints for epoxy...

System Three also sells tints for epoxy resins.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By robertahegy
I did a third alternative. Take a hair dryer or...

I did a third alternative. Take a hair dryer or heat gun and warm up the area where the leg is too close. Use a pipe of appropriate diameter and press the area in as you apply heat to invert the edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By robertahegy
I did my transition training with Mike back in...

I did my transition training with Mike back in 2004 just before test piloting my newly built 7A. We used 666 and flew out of Mike's field in Vernonia to other fields in the area. He is Great and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,170
Posted By robertahegy
I had never bucked, driven, or squeezed a rivet...

I had never bucked, driven, or squeezed a rivet before starting my 7A project. I did have good mechanical and electrical skills. I went to an EAA RV assembly weekend seminar to learn the basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By robertahegy
The black hose is for the NACA vents to the vent...

The black hose is for the NACA vents to the vent nozzles in the panel. Use the Orange hose for the heater and alternate air. The orange hose is the correct hose to use in the cowl area, not the black...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,656
Posted By robertahegy
The flour bombs we used were only a few ounces of...

The flour bombs we used were only a few ounces of flour in a lunch paper bag. We tossed them out a vent window and did not have them hanging on the wing of the plane. We could control where we threw...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,590
Posted By robertahegy
The Mike Bullock jacks look very nice and much...

The Mike Bullock jacks look very nice and much like the wing jacks I purchased from the Jack House. A chain and a couple cement blocks will hold the tail and up you go. Having wing jacks will make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,656
Posted By robertahegy
I think it is a dumb idea and could be very...

I think it is a dumb idea and could be very dangerous. Sorry for being a party pooper. Flour bombing is one thing. Hanging a 10+ pound pumpkin on a stick on the end of your wingtip is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-16-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By robertahegy
Yes, the lines need to go from the reservoir to...

Yes, the lines need to go from the reservoir to the co-pilot top of master cylinders, then co-pilot bottom to pilot top and then pilot bottom to brakes.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
Posted By robertahegy
I got my transition training, for my 7A, with...

I got my transition training, for my 7A, with Mike Seager back in 2004 in N666RV. Back then we flew out of Vernonia at the little grass field Mike managed. Interesting approach around a curve into...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By robertahegy
On many straight cuts, I have used a sharp...

On many straight cuts, I have used a sharp utility knife, scribed the cut several times, then a few bends along the scribe line. The pieces will snap apart. Longer pieces will require some guiding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By robertahegy
Our dues are pretty much just what we need to pay...

Our dues are pretty much just what we need to pay insurance and do maintenance. Special assessments are made for bigger projects like tree removal. Everything is voted on by simple majority. Our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By robertahegy
I agree on the longeron yoke. It works in many of...

I agree on the longeron yoke. It works in many of those areas that the regular yokes can't reach. Indispensable even if you have a Quick Build.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,521
Posted By robertahegy
I would contact Bose directly and see what they...

I would contact Bose directly and see what they say. You may have been dealing with just some sales agent at SNF.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,152
Posted By robertahegy
Good for her!! We need more women builders. Great...

Good for her!! We need more women builders. Great that you encourage her.

Roberta:):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,822
Posted By robertahegy
Our prayers are with you and your wife. God speed...

Our prayers are with you and your wife. God speed her recovery.

Roberta
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 45,829
Posted By robertahegy
Yup!! Should be pointing inward so high pressure...

Yup!! Should be pointing inward so high pressure entering inlet will force the rubber flaps up against the cowl.

Roberta
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-16-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 37,775
Posted By robertahegy
Putting the seal in boiling water will make it...

Putting the seal in boiling water will make it more pliable and stretch over the prop hub more easily. I had a front seal on my Cherokee (0-320) blow out in cold weather. On approach to landing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,334
Posted By robertahegy
I was at Centennial back in 2004 and planning a...

I was at Centennial back in 2004 and planning a mountain jump to ABQ (Double Eagle). The winds were very bad in the passes so we went to Las Vegas, NM and then to Double Eagle, north of ABQ. From...
Forum: Tools 01-03-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,265
Posted By robertahegy
Snap-On Wrench Date Codes

I have a set of Snap-On wrenches that I purchased new in 1969. That symbol on Doug's Dad's wrench is clearly 1968. I have some tubing wrenches that I am certain are original to the set with that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,348
Posted By robertahegy
I had only the Van's upgrade on the nose gear leg...

I had only the Van's upgrade on the nose gear leg and fork. I had the old leg and fork for 4 years prior with no issues. I did the mod because I was selling the plane and wanted the new owner to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,348
Posted By robertahegy
I flew my 7A out of our 1700 ft grass strip for...

I flew my 7A out of our 1700 ft grass strip for 4.5 years with no problem. We have several woop dee dooos in the runway and it slopes a bit from one end to the other. Know where the irregularities...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By robertahegy
I liked the FWF kit from Vans. If you bought the...

I liked the FWF kit from Vans. If you bought the engine and prop from them, Everything is perfect and you don't need to go on a scavenger hunt or gues at what to get. All quality items that fit. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,955
Posted By robertahegy
AWESOME!!! Roberta:):):):)

AWESOME!!!

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-17-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,903
Posted By robertahegy
Very sad news!!! Our prayers go out to the...

Very sad news!!! Our prayers go out to the families and friends.

Roberta:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,137
Posted By robertahegy
Charlie is correct. It works best when you have...

Charlie is correct. It works best when you have the set holder adjusted so the rivet is squeezed to the proper height and diameter at the end of the stroke. If you don't have an adjustable set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,822
Posted By robertahegy
Very sad!! Our prayers are out to the...

Very sad!! Our prayers are out to the family.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,236
Posted By robertahegy
As a former plane builder and owner and pilot, I...

As a former plane builder and owner and pilot, I can tell you there is life after RV. I drifted away from flying slowly and morphed into a golfer and boat builder. I also got back into RC aircraft....
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 232,868
Posted By robertahegy
I love it!!! A woman builder and hopefully a...

I love it!!! A woman builder and hopefully a future pilot!!!! Go Girl!!!

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,356
Posted By robertahegy
Congratulations and I wish you a long and happy...

Congratulations and I wish you a long and happy retirement. My husband and I attended a very fun and informative RV Assembly weekend seminar at Oshkosh back in 2002. Great Guy!!!

Roberta:):):)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-01-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,855
Posted By robertahegy
Beautiful!!! Congrats!!! I loved my...

Beautiful!!! Congrats!!! I loved my 7A.

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,926
Posted By robertahegy
Congratulations and Happy Days with your family....

Congratulations and Happy Days with your family. Thank your son for the courageous service to our country.

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,703
Posted By robertahegy
I think you need to buy booth space for the week....

I think you need to buy booth space for the week. It might not be worth it for a few items.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,207
Posted By robertahegy
You're all in our prayers!!! Roberta

You're all in our prayers!!!

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,249
Posted By robertahegy
I saw the pics on the news of some of the...

I saw the pics on the news of some of the flooding in Missouri. Heartbreaking for all the people affected.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,865
Posted By robertahegy
Back in 2003 I purchased the 0-360 and Hartzell...

Back in 2003 I purchased the 0-360 and Hartzell prop from Vans. I was able to arrange pickup for both and got tours of the factories. Van's engines are set up so that all the items purchased from...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-02-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 126,365
Posted By robertahegy
Vlad, you are always welcome to stop by...

Vlad, you are always welcome to stop by WI69.

Roberta:):)
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-18-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,104
Posted By robertahegy
They are all cut at a notch in a long piece of AL...

They are all cut at a notch in a long piece of AL that is pre punched. You need to cut them apart, then find the correct location where the holes and length line up, Then the ends are tapered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By robertahegy
May be normal. As altitude increases, MP will...

May be normal. As altitude increases, MP will decrease. A leak in the intake system may cause the MP guage to fluctuate rapidly.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,649
Posted By robertahegy
I wish Bob and Judy a LONG and HAPPY retirement....

I wish Bob and Judy a LONG and HAPPY retirement. They were the BEST in customer service and supplied top notch tools and supplies. Bob personally set me up with the best selection of tools possible...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,198
Posted By robertahegy
MFD. Keep it free of debris and you will not...

MFD. Keep it free of debris and you will not scratch the AL. Like previously stated, you will drill holes and cleco parts to it in the building process. Use the removable carpet pieces from time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By robertahegy
Something to consider for easier charging. I...

Something to consider for easier charging. I installed a 12V power socket in my RV that was fused and hooked up to the battery directly. I could hook up my Odyssey charger through the socket via the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By robertahegy
Are you using a teflon pipe sealant on the pipe...

Are you using a teflon pipe sealant on the pipe threads? Locktite 567 works well. Make sure all the flares are well formed and not over tightened. Do not use a sealant on any flared or JIC type...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,701
Posted By robertahegy
When I used my pneumatic squeezer, I also used an...

When I used my pneumatic squeezer, I also used an adjustable set holder so I could precisely adjust the closure and prevent over squeezing. Adjusting the set holder to just close the dimple dies when...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,670
Posted By robertahegy
I bought it from Aircraft Spruce back in about...

I bought it from Aircraft Spruce back in about 2003-2004. I don't see it in the catalog anymore. It was white and about 1/2" wide with a 1/4" bulb. I don't have the part number anymore.

Roberta
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