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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By DwightFrye
You are correct that the BB-CU doesn't match the...

You are correct that the BB-CU doesn't match the Van's bolt pattern, nor do they claim that it does. The box that they claim _does_ match is the BB-MU (multi-use) box. We'll see if that claim is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By DwightFrye
Thumbs up I appreciate the additional confirmation. In...

I appreciate the additional confirmation. In theory my battery and box will be here by Friday ... guess what I'll be doing this weekend? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By DwightFrye
Great news! I'm guessing that if you installed...

Great news! I'm guessing that if you installed the ETX900 you are using their "multi-use" battery box. I am going to use the same thing, so have hopes that it'll be plug-and-play. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By DwightFrye
Thanks for the information. This conflicts with...

Thanks for the information. This conflicts with what the EarthX folks seemed to be saying, but I figured that worst case I can drill new holes. Apparently it will _almost_ fit the existing battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By DwightFrye
EarthX Battery Box Fit?

I have an RV-7 and use the 3-sided Van's battery box for the PC680. I'm thinking about getting an EarthX ETX680 and their BB-MU Multi-Use box. I want to verify whether the bolt pattern for that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By DwightFrye
Ray, Thanks for the input. Some of these I've...

Ray,

Thanks for the input. Some of these I've seen, but one is new to me and another option might need to be revisited.

One of the options you point to, Van's offering, happens to be one I've seen...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By DwightFrye
Rudder Pedal Extensions

I have a friend who wants to get some experience flying my RV-7, but she is of very short stature and with the seat moved as far forward as possible (and a fairly thick pillow behind her back) she...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,634
Posted By DwightFrye
Marian University @ Fond du Lac

Actually, the school in Fond du Lac is Marian University. All the other details are spot on, however. They do have a free breakfast, and there is a (slightly pricey, if you ask me) shuttle.

My wife...
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By DwightFrye
Never Mind (I think)

Of course ... as soon as I post a question, I finally find what I need in the G3X manual. On page C-20 of the revision K install manual there is a diagram of the GDL 39 to G3X connections. It was, in...
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
Posted By DwightFrye
GDL 39 to G3X Wiring?

How does one wire a GDL 39 to a G3X (non-touch) EFIS? Is it just connecting to the serial input lines? It is a GDU 375, if the owner is communicating the model number correctly. I have a G3X...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-01-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,333
Posted By DwightFrye
Everyone has their preferred approach, and none...

Everyone has their preferred approach, and none of the ones I've seen suggested here strike me as "wrong". But I thought I'd share my solution to this particular problem just to provide another data...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-17-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,018
Posted By DwightFrye
Working for me too

I thought I'd share another success report. After seeing this posting I found some online ($18/each from TopBulb) and ordered them. I installed them last night and ... no noise. So far, so good. Now...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,078
Posted By DwightFrye
Thanks!

You folks came up with lots of great suggestions. I'm pointing my Citabria-friend to this thread so he can figure out what will work best for him. I knew this crew would have numerous good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,078
Posted By DwightFrye
Labeling a Panel?

I'm asking for a friend who is restoring a Citabria (and who I am helping). But this will be _remotely_ RV related 'cause I'll be referencing the approach I took doing the panel on my RV-7. :)

We...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 35,989
Posted By DwightFrye
There are now three people on our field who have...

There are now three people on our field who have had this problem, including Noel and myself. I built my engine down at their build school (when they were still doing that) and at that time, at...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,840
Posted By DwightFrye
A friend and I flew down to Greg's for a weekend...

A friend and I flew down to Greg's for a weekend of acro training in 2013 and had a great time. His house is set up nicely to operate as a B&B, and Greg loves to fire up the grill and cook. He spends...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 697
Views: 404,912
Posted By DwightFrye
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3A-8MOArmsl9Cxa7...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3A-8MOArmsl9Cxa7e9Y0b61nQNyKThRFo6Dcz2BOs_MVuqdJ9Z475o7Ku5HjOgnKcK6jiytN65pTf_Tpl-UehC3yBD-l0S_vsfNjm8lfYt3pDtlZY8IEaw6v1-MTWditxPoZAg

Shot shortly after coming...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-30-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,170
Posted By DwightFrye
Actually, I have had some trouble. My first...

Actually, I have had some trouble. My first PC-680 went for years, but the second one died within a year. My third left me unable to crank at Osh, but revived after about an hour on a charger. That...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-30-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 31,170
Posted By DwightFrye
Slow Death?

So I've been a bit unhappy with how my PlanePower alternator has been behaving. For the PC-680 battery to be really happy it needs a charging voltage of about 14.5v, as I understand it. My alternator...
Forum: Reviews 09-26-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By DwightFrye
Nor would I have expected anything different...

Nor would I have expected anything different either, Bob. My first interaction with Don was back when I needed to have a fitting re-clocked on my boost pump. He said that I should't do it myself...
Forum: Reviews 09-25-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By DwightFrye
Airflow Performance - Fantastic Service

I don't post much, but when someone goes out of their way to provide good service I have to share the story. Over the last handful of months my engine has started to run rougher when pulled back to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,700
Posted By DwightFrye
VP-X Pro installed and working great for 250...

VP-X Pro installed and working great for 250 hours,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,136
Posted By DwightFrye
That was a VERY long time ago now. I keep it at...

That was a VERY long time ago now. I keep it at KTTA (formally known as "Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford/Lee County"). Come by and say hello next time you are in the area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,136
Posted By DwightFrye
Thanks for the kind words, folks. I'm very...

Thanks for the kind words, folks. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and the pictures actually don't do it justice. I hope to be at SnF as well as Oshkosh this year so the curious can see it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,136
Posted By DwightFrye
Smile N4932L Finally Painted

I don't post much but thought I'd share the fantastic work done by Boss Aircraft Refinishers (http://aircraftpainting.com) in Salisbury, NC. I'm a slow builder and got her flying in 2013, then...
Forum: GPS 06-24-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By DwightFrye
Just to follow up on this .. I confirmed it was...

Just to follow up on this .. I confirmed it was most likely my card by borrowing a terrain data card from another 430W and trying it in my unit. The GPS came up fine with the other card. I called...
Forum: GPS 06-19-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By DwightFrye
Replace Garmin 430W Terrain Data Card

My 430W is complaining about the terrain data card, and in fact will no longer boot with the card inserted. The assumption is that my card is bad. I've gone looking and for the life of me can't find...
Forum: Southeast 05-18-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By DwightFrye
Greg Koontz does basic acro training at his place...

Greg Koontz does basic acro training at his place in Alabama. It looks like he is a paltry 66nm from your location. The airport identifier for the grass strip he is based on is AL60 (Duggers Field),...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-07-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,631
Posted By DwightFrye
+1 on Tom Malechuk and Guardian Aviation. I've...

+1 on Tom Malechuk and Guardian Aviation. I've used Tom's services for years now and they are great folks to work with.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-29-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,824
Posted By DwightFrye
Enthusiastically Recommended!

I've gone to Don's FI-101 class, and if you have -any- interest in gaining a better understanding of mechanical fuel injections systems then don't miss this opportunity. The class is very hands-on in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By DwightFrye
Aircraft Door Seals Feedback?

I have seen the products from Aircraft Door Seals at shows, and they have an RV-6/7 tip-up kit available. Their claim is that the seals conform to the opening that they are "squished" (technical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By DwightFrye
RV-12 Cross Country Ferry Flight?

I have a friend who has been tasked with helping someone ferry a factory-built RV-12 from Oregon to North Carolina. He is an extremely experienced pilot, but has never flown an LSA literally across...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,486
Posted By DwightFrye
Got 'em!

The pointer to Avery Tools was golden. I called, and they do still sell the hinge. They also make the spring available as a separate item. I ordered two.

I just got a confirmation email from Avery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,486
Posted By DwightFrye
Non-Stop Aviation out of business?

Like a number of people I purchased a "Hidden Hinge" from Non-Stop Aviation some time ago. It has worked well, and I was quite pleased .. right up until the spring broke. :) I've tried hunting for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,048
Posted By DwightFrye
Noise Free MR-16s??

I picked up a pair of MR-16 drop-in LED lights off of eBay specifically because they said they had "no RF noise". Hah! I turned on the radio, flipped on the lights, and very obvious very loud...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,987
Posted By DwightFrye
Thumbs up GSO FSDO Fun

I suspect that most people's first reaction to the subject line above is that I'm being sarcastic. I know that often the view (frequently an accurate view) of the FAA is that it is "Us versus Them"....
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-17-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By DwightFrye
Taking this to email to not spam the group with...

Taking this to email to not spam the group with one-on-one planning communications. Thanks for the input, folks!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By DwightFrye
Static System Leaks

I finally got to the point where I wanted to get an IFR certification done for my RV7 and took it to a local avionics shop. Everything was great. They took my altimeter up to 30k and it did fine....
Forum: APRS Tracking 10-16-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,435
Posted By DwightFrye
This looks interesting, and does the basic task...

This looks interesting, and does the basic task of generating alerts. It is more generic than what I was envisioning, but it gets the job done. I had thought about a few extra aircraft-specific...
Forum: APRS Tracking 10-15-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,435
Posted By DwightFrye
APRS Notification Service?

There are services out there which will send alerts if an airplane you are interested in tracking files a flight plan or departs on a flight. I believe this is only available if you are filing IFR,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By DwightFrye
N4932L First Flight

I wanted to drop a quick note to everyone letting folks know that I finally flew. On September 2 my RV-7 left the ground for a very successful first flight. I had very few squawks, and none of them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,219
Posted By DwightFrye
I appreciate all the congratulations, and kind...

I appreciate all the congratulations, and kind words. I very much hear the thoughts about not rushing into flying before the plane (and I) are ready. That is uppermost on my mind. I do have an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,219
Posted By DwightFrye
Airworthiness Certificate Issued

I tend to be quiet on most forums (this one included), but thought I'd share a bit of news. After almost 12 years of building (I'm slow, so sue me!) my RV-7 got it's airworthiness certificate...
Forum: Reviews 06-17-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,098
Posted By DwightFrye
Advanced Flight Systems Support Story

I wanted to share a very positive support experience, simply because I believe good support should be, in turn, supported. I purchased an AFS-5600 a number of years ago, and have had it in the plane...
Forum: Southeast 04-23-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,873
Posted By DwightFrye
*WHEW*

I was worried there for a minute that I had been building the wrong plane. Glad Eric straightened that out. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By DwightFrye
Don't Miss This Opportunity!

I took Don's class a number of years ago and can't stress how valuable it was to me. I took it specifically because I was completely clueless about how fuel injection worked. I came away with a much...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By DwightFrye
I had thought about whether double-side foam tape...

I had thought about whether double-side foam tape would do the trick or not. Glad to hear of your experiences. I assume you just stuck it to the sidewall, drilled a hole to route the coax to the BNC...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By DwightFrye
Princeton Capacative Converter Mounting Location?

Where are folks mounting their Princeton capacitive converters? I was tempted to mount it out of sight behind the covers in front of the spar, but it is getting kind of tight/crowded in that area for...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-30-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,354
Posted By DwightFrye
Excellent! :)

Excellent! :)
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-30-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,354
Posted By DwightFrye
Tracker Monitoring?

I've been playing with a Byonics APRS tracker (in the Citabria I fly these days), and intend to install an MT-RTG in my under-construction RV-7. One of the concerns ... potentially misplaced ... is...
Forum: COMM 03-23-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,089
Posted By DwightFrye
Thanks everyone! I now have more install manuals...

Thanks everyone! I now have more install manuals than I know what to do with! :) I knew the VAF community would come through!
Forum: COMM 03-23-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,089
Posted By DwightFrye
SL30 and SL40 Installation Manual

Can anyone point me to a PDF of the Garmin SL-40 install manual? There was a link to one in another thread, but the link is dead (Rosie fixed the link now). Other attempts to find it on the net have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,218
Posted By DwightFrye
AFS-5600 Powered Up!

I don't post much, but this is an exciting enough milestone that I felt compelled to share. I've waited a long time to get my avionics, and that was exciting enough. But just this weekend I powered...
Forum: Reviews 10-24-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By DwightFrye
For Fuel Injection Newbies

If you are new to fuel injection, I strongly recommend Airflow's FI-101 class. You get hands-on with the parts and Don does a -fabulous- job explaining how it all works. Mechanical fuel injection...
Forum: Reviews 10-04-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By DwightFrye
Me too!

I won't talk about all the help Don has given me, only because it has been so above and beyond the call of a vendor's duty that I'm afraid everyone else will bug him for the same favors. :) But you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,708
Posted By DwightFrye
I think you are reading this correctly. I believe...

I think you are reading this correctly. I believe this is the same deal that they had in effect the years the Thunderbirds were doing their shows at SnF. My impression was that the deeper flight line...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-07-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,640
Posted By DwightFrye
Airflow Performance!

Call Don at Airflow Performance. No .. you didn't buy an Airflow fuel injection system, but Don will help you anyway. He is just that kind of guy. I suspect he can help you flow-balance your system...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 89,970
Posted By DwightFrye
T-shirt idea dropped

I have been (very respectfully) asked to drop this effort, and I am happy to do so. That is why I asked opinions before actually just putting up a site making the shirts available.

Thanks for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 89,970
Posted By DwightFrye
Feedback

I heard from Dave and his comment was that ... he can't comment.

[Idea dropped, so the details don't need to be retained - dfrye]

[ed. I would respectfully ask you not promote doing this on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,685
Posted By DwightFrye
I've both camped and stayed off-field, once at...

I've both camped and stayed off-field, once at the dorms in Oshkosh and multiple times at the dorms in Fond du Lac. Except for the time the kids and I drove from NC I have always rented a car, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By DwightFrye
If you currently have the "straight" arm on your...

If you currently have the "straight" arm on your purge valve, consider getting the "angled" arm from Don. It will give a little more clearance from the cowl, and might be enough to fix your issue....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,562
Posted By DwightFrye
FI-101 is a _Great_ class

I have to chime in here and say that Don's FI-101 class is fantastic. I went down with _zero_ knowledge about fuel injection systems, and came away with a good working understanding of mechanical...
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