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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,986
Posted By SR2500
I had two leaking rivets before my first flight...

I had two leaking rivets before my first flight in the middle of winter -- unheated hangar. One of the local RV guys and race car builder suggested I go to the local hardware store and buy a product...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By SR2500
RS232 Feed

I've searched but can't seem to find an answer. I have an RS232 feed coming from my KLX-135A to my Tru Trak ADI. However, I didn't allow for a feed to my Tru Trak Digitrak. Can I simply split the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,838
Posted By SR2500
This single video made this whole project...

This single video made this whole project worthwhile. This is what it is all about -- the smile.
Best,
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,902
Posted By SR2500
I did my own wiring and it wasn't that difficult....

I did my own wiring and it wasn't that difficult. However, I strongly recommend you have Stein make you a pin out diagram for your avionics. Mine was approximately $400 and it was worth every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,171
Posted By SR2500
Today's Off Topic

I forwarded the picture of unusual bolts to an elderly friend and airplane builder, who was a machinist before he retired. He responded that he once worked for a company that built Jails and they...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-18-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 43,322
Posted By SR2500
Basic Med

Now that we have a Basic Med and the copy is in your logbook, I assume we don't need to keep that in the aircraft.
Jerry
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-12-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By SR2500
Extension

McFarlane and Aircraft Spruce sell extensions that thread on the end.
Jerry
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-10-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,662
Posted By SR2500
Based on this conversation, I asked B&C Tech...

Based on this conversation, I asked B&C Tech Support about starting the engine with the alternator switch on or off. I have a 40 amp B&C alternator on an O-540 plus the SD-20. This is how they...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-27-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By SR2500
PPG Availability

Problem with PPG is availability. Ordering from PPG is onerous. At Oshkosh, the rep directed me to Randy at Cooper Color in Arnold, MO. He caters to the corporate market and fills many of the...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-26-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By SR2500
I'm just finishing painting my airplane with PPG...

I'm just finishing painting my airplane with PPG Aerospace Desothane. I used their epoxy primer formulated for Wipaire. It sprays really really nice. I set my HLVP at 20 psi at the gun with a 1.4...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-25-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By SR2500
VM1000C Operators Manual

I'm looking for an early, pre JPI gold box version operators manual for the VMC1000C. I have the installation manual, but have found a few odd things in setting it up manually.
Thanks,
Jerry...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,603
Posted By SR2500
Joe, Did you make the round domed cap that covers...

Joe,
Did you make the round domed cap that covers the aft engine mount bolt?
Thanks,
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By SR2500
It might be the holiday weekend. I've spoken...

It might be the holiday weekend. I've spoken with him in the last six months. I believe it is a one man shop.
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-29-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By SR2500
Adel Clamps with 1/4 inch mounting hole

I've searched all the usual place, McMaster Carr and others but can't find anything. I need some small Adel Clamps with a 1/4" mounting hole to run some wires/cables along my oil sump on the O-540. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,334
Posted By SR2500
Since I volunteer in HBC, I usually try to fly up...

Since I volunteer in HBC, I usually try to fly up on Thursday with Friday as a weather day. That way, I get to see an almost empty Oshkosh fill up in a couple of days, and I totally miss the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,789
Posted By SR2500
James, I restored a VW powered Cygnet last year...

James,
I restored a VW powered Cygnet last year and in the process, gutted the electrical system/instruments. I installed an MGL Extreme plus RDAC and found it to be very straight forward and...
Forum: Safety 05-09-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,277
Posted By SR2500
Bret, Good question I would like to know the...

Bret,
Good question I would like to know the answer to. I'm 65 and we're considering moving to Pagosa Springs, CO at 7500 ft. Not sure how this old body will cope after living near sea level.
Jerry
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,886
Posted By SR2500
AVEX Rivets

Go to the Aircraft Spruce Website and search for AVEX Rivets. They will be listed as AVEX non-structural rivets. Disregard the non-structural part of the description, I'm still baffled why they do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 66,204
Posted By SR2500
New Murphy Radical Flies

The new Murphy Aircraft Radical flew last week. Because of weather, they won't be able to fly off their hours in Vancouver in time so they're trailering it to Sun N Fun. This is the best of Murphy,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 701
Posted By SR2500
O-540 Throttle Mixture Bracket

Does one of the Vans Throttle Mixture Brackets work with a carbureted O-540?
Thanks,
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By SR2500
Kyle, I'm watching, but want to fly this...

Kyle,
I'm watching, but want to fly this spring.
Jerry
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By SR2500
O-540 Engine Ears Wanted

I have a set of the large hole (2 inch) engine mount ears for my O-540 and I need the smaller ones with the larger angle. I can swap or purchase straight out. I'll also have a set of new Lord...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-14-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,322
Posted By SR2500
Do a search for VM1000 and then give Reggie a...

Do a search for VM1000 and then give Reggie a call. He provides support for VM1000 EMS systems, including parts and sensors.
Best,
Jerry
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-12-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,278
Posted By SR2500
I took my 6 year old granddaughter for her first...

I took my 6 year old granddaughter for her first flight on Thanksgiving morning. I was surprised she talked/chatted the whole time. After seeing this, I guess its normal. :)
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: Midwest 12-16-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By SR2500
Send me an email with your phone number and I'll...

Send me an email with your phone number and I'll get you in touch with our local DAR NW of St. Louis. He flies and maintains and RV6 and has done pre purchase inspections before.

Best,
Jerry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By SR2500
All the brokers offer a Builders Policy. I pay...

All the brokers offer a Builders Policy. I pay Falcon approx $300 per year for a value of $65K in parts and pieces. A good idea when you start getting engines and avionics laying around.

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,347
Posted By SR2500
There's an inexpensive one for sale on Ebay, "One...

There's an inexpensive one for sale on Ebay, "One Man Brake Bleeder" I recently purchased and used it to fill my system. Very simple and effective. I'm told the man selling it is a homebuilder. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By SR2500
I recently brought a Canadian homebuilt into the...

I recently brought a Canadian homebuilt into the US. I live near St Louis and used a local DAR. Make sure you have some proof it was built, i.e. builders logs etc. That was my only sticking point...
Forum: Safety 06-14-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,909
Posted By SR2500
Bad AvGas Problem

I'm based at H19, a small municipal airport in Northeast Missouri. The City has an above ground fuel tank, and recently installed an expensive credit card reader and pump. They don't sell much fuel...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-28-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,057
Posted By SR2500
I used to fish the San Juan just below the dam...

I used to fish the San Juan just below the dam quite a bit when stationed in Albuquerque. It was "feed lot" fishing. You could see them in the water. We used San Juan worms, a piece of red...
Forum: COMM 02-23-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,482
Posted By SR2500
Are members installing the annunciator light (UAT...

Are members installing the annunciator light (UAT Fail) with the Navworx-exp or are you relying on your display to show failure? The installation manual states its optional, but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,142
Posted By SR2500
On aeroelectric site, Bob Nuckolls has a paper in...

On aeroelectric site, Bob Nuckolls has a paper in the references regarding "Shower of Sparks". In that paper, he has several different diagrams on how to wire magnetos with toggle switches if you...
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,896
Posted By SR2500
ADSB Antennas

I've decided to go with the Navworx solution and have some questions on the antennas.

1. The External GPS antenna is quite expensive. The model number matches up to a Trimble GPS antenna. Are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By SR2500
Johan There is one at www.aeroelectric.com....

Johan
There is one at www.aeroelectric.com. You'll find it under "articles" if I recall.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By SR2500
On my used VM1000C, there were short wires from...

On my used VM1000C, there were short wires from each sending unit, i.e oil temp, pressures, etc. They were generally soldered to shielded wires to the DSub connectors. If you cut just above the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By SR2500
Engine Mount

Oly,
There's a man that does powder coating at reasonable cost up in Troy, MO. I can provide you his contact information offline.
Best,
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By SR2500
Wiring

Ryan,

I just rolled my own entire panel based on a schematic from Stein. It's not difficult, one wire at a time. Buy or borrow the proper tools, someone in your EAA Chapter should have them. My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,848
Posted By SR2500
The Murphy guys typically use a company called...

The Murphy guys typically use a company called Hanson Rivets. They carry everything. Sometimes there is a minimum order. They carry closed end Avex Rivets, which Murphy uses on fuel tanks, but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-04-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,353
Posted By SR2500
Dave, The hotdogs and brats were excellent! Jerry

Dave,
The hotdogs and brats were excellent!
Jerry
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-06-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By SR2500
If you aren't in a hurry, I have one, including...

If you aren't in a hurry, I have one, including the manual, at home. But, I'm away for a couple of weeks. I can look it up when I return.

I used a 14V battery from my power tools and it works...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,217
Posted By SR2500
Countersink Angle

Bob Avery sells 82 degree, 100 degree, and 120 degree countersinks. The 120s are used with the Avex pulled countersunk rivets.

Jerry Folkerts
Forum: GPS 07-04-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By SR2500
I'll be interested in what you find -- I need to...

I'll be interested in what you find -- I need to do the same thing over the next couple of months.
Thanks,
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By SR2500
Update, Border Crossing

Earlier this week, Ruth and I crossed the border from Canada back to the US on I-81 with my new Cygnet in tow on a 22 ft. long trailer. The customs official asked me if it was for my personal use...
Forum: Tools 04-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,432
Posted By SR2500
The last batch of #40 I purchased from Aircraft...

The last batch of #40 I purchased from Aircraft Spruce all broke within a short period. One almost hurt me. I'll stick with other sources for drill bits. I've had good luck with Bob Avery.

Jerry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 33,300
Posted By SR2500
DARs

Mel,
All of us sincerely appreciate the work you and all the DARs do on a regular basis. I for one, understand the challenges you have to put up with on a daily basis but also know the good that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By SR2500
FedEx Customs Brokerage

Clay,
Please PM or email with contact info for the people you used. I spoke with the shift supervisor at the Port of Entry yesterday and he told me it wouldn't be an issue that I could easily self...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By SR2500
Canada to US Customs Questions

I've reviewed the threads that discuss bringing an aircraft into the US, but still have a few questions. I'm going to purchase a homebuilt, with the engine still in a box, and will trailer it to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By SR2500
Firewall Forward

I feel your pain. I've been slowly getting there and accumulating the various parts and pieces I need. I've read Bob Knuckolls book many times and then recently purchased Marc Ausman's new book,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 566
Posted By SR2500
Gillespie Field, San Diego -- KSEE

If anyone is available to look at a project/take a couple of pictures for me on Gillespie Field later today or this weekend, please give me a call at 314-791-3536.
Thanks,
Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,838
Posted By SR2500
Waiting Pictures

OK guys, I've had a good response to the plans. There should be several already under construction by now. Let's see some photographs! They are now under construction in the US, Canada, Australia,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,838
Posted By SR2500
Pedals

I haven't noticed any skidding. The tailwheel is steerable of course, and I have the prototype set up to turn about 30 degrees.

Someone asked me about dimensions. The prototype is 59 " long, 44"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,838
Posted By SR2500
The Pedal RV

I've received lots of questions so here goes.

We wanted to gauge interest before considering a pre-punched kit. We're both retired and trying to build airplanes, fly, and other things, so we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,838
Posted By SR2500
The Pedal RV

Yes, for the last year, a friend, Charlie, and I have been working on a secret project -- The Pedal RV. In early 2014, I noticed a comment on the Forum that expressed a need for a child’s pedal...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-11-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,075
Posted By SR2500
Years ago, Ruth and I toured the Paul Garber...

Years ago, Ruth and I toured the Paul Garber Restoration facility in a Maryland suburb. It was a collection of old hangars filled with aircraft they had no room for in the Air and Space Museum. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,128
Posted By SR2500
If you reload Kitlog on your computer it will...

If you reload Kitlog on your computer it will overwrite your existing .MDB file. You need to make a back up first, then access it once the new Kitlog is loaded. I recently had my Kitlog corrupted...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By SR2500
I recommend you call PSA Enterprises and ask to...

I recommend you call PSA Enterprises and ask to speak with Bob. He designed/built the lights and can answer any of your questions. He's been very helpful in the past.
Best,
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,178
Posted By SR2500
I'm told Brian got the best room :) Jerry Folkerts

I'm told Brian got the best room :)
Jerry Folkerts
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,210
Posted By SR2500
Garet This is one of those things you will need...

Garet
This is one of those things you will need some help on. If you have an EAA chapter nearby, someone will be willing to show you the intricacies of riveting. Then you will need to practice...
Forum: RV-10 08-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By SR2500
I stopped by for a free cup of coffee one morning...

I stopped by for a free cup of coffee one morning and spoke with one of the salesmen about the engine. It weighs a lot!!!!! He didn't envision a large market for it because of the weight and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,767
Posted By SR2500
Give PSA Enterprises in Lakeland Florida a call. ...

Give PSA Enterprises in Lakeland Florida a call. He has some nice drop in replacements for lot's of different light assemblies.
Forum: Tools 08-08-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,180
Posted By SR2500
It's also important to keep the pulling jaws...

It's also important to keep the pulling jaws adjusted per the instructions. The tool that came with it doubles as the measuring stick. In addition, if you change sizes, i.e. 1/8 to 3/16, always...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,391
Posted By SR2500
Changing Mission

If its space and off field performance -- there is a really nice, well built Murphy Super Rebel for sale in Denver. O-540 and will literally carry the wife, dogs, and another couple hundred pounds...
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