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Forum: Tools 06-14-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,587
Posted By Pmerems
Battery Handle-Every shop should have it

Folks, This is sort of a repost for those who haven't see this great useful tool.

My 3rd PC680 battery died the other day and I had to replace it. I used the tool in the photo and it worked great. ...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,157
Posted By Pmerems
Leading edge dimpling with a DRDT-2

This is a RV-7 tank skin.

http://www.experimentalaero.com/products/images/DRDT-2-with-Tank-Skin.jpg
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-06-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By Pmerems
At Tucson International Airport. Just off...

At Tucson International Airport. Just off Valencia. T-hangars, just behind Millionair. (520) 907-2634 or (520) 909-0910 dko@dkostudio.com.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-05-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By Pmerems
Handy Hargars

There have been some hangars opening up at TIA. Donít know about the waiting list at Handy Hangers.

Jim you finally got back in the game, congrats.
Forum: COMM 11-24-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By Pmerems
10 out of 10

The GTR200 has a fantastic digital intercom. I have flying with it for ~2+ yrs. No issues and superior to my previous flightcom 403. I use the 3-D audio. It is not a gimmic, it works as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,503
Posted By Pmerems
Overtaking by 80 knots please slow down

The other day I was #2 landing on rwy 21 at Tucson. The main runway is under upgrades and the airliners are landing on rwy 21. Appoach asked me to keep my speed up as I approached the airport. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,762
Posted By Pmerems
Bolt head inboard

I installed mine with the bolt heads inboard. I remove the bolts every conditional inspection and release the flaps to inspect the flap hinge and rear spar. Didn't see a good reason to jump through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By Pmerems
Same story with different ending

Sometime ago I spoke with Lightspeed about the sticky battery holder and got the $100 answer. While at Airventure last summer I spoke with Lightspeed again. They told me to send it in and they...
Forum: Safety 08-18-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,068
Posted By Pmerems
Stiffener?

http://www.experimentalaero.com\Nose-Gear-Leg.jpg

Here is an enlarged and cropped image from the video. This item was hanging off near the base of the cowl near the nose gear leg. It falls off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,381
Posted By Pmerems
Sinks like a rock?

Several posts here talk about coming over the fence below ## kts and anything below that it "Sinks like a rock (SLAR)".

What is missing from the general statement is if at idle power or not, solo or...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-09-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,702
Posted By Pmerems
Rivet removal tool

Gents,

I posted this years ago but if you are building an RV you will be removing rivets. On my website you will find the info under builder tips.

http://www.experimentalaero.com/SARRT.htm
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-08-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,792
Posted By Pmerems
Thanks for more info

As a Tip-builder and flyer I think it is important to help those considering a Tip-up canopy to understand from others what maybe the cause of the issues you have had and why some of us have not had...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-05-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,792
Posted By Pmerems
Post your issues

I am a proud Tip-up builder/flyer and have no issues with the tip-up whatsoever. I know many local Tip-up flyers who have had no issues also.

I have seen some really poor Tip-up constructions over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-01-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,934
Posted By Pmerems
Looks fixable from photo

From the photo it looks like it could be bent back into position without issue. However as others have mentioned, get feedback from Vans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By Pmerems
Mike Busch-He's the man

Great info. Thanks for locating it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,969
Posted By Pmerems
Proseal deterioration due to fuel leak?

Just another guess. Hope not, but I have seen Proseal soften and get rather gummy in some cases.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By Pmerems
Less unburned fuel?

My first thought was that less efficient combustion would lead to a richer mixture. Since I was already ROP I would have thought the EGT's would drop a bit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By Pmerems
Mag check at altitude-EGT increase?

I decided to perform a mag check at altitude yesterday. I have an IO-360 with a CS prop. I was crusing at 8.5K a little ROP when I tested the mags.

The mags were fine but what I noticed was the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-28-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,945
Posted By Pmerems
Valley Christian School

Valley Christian School is another option. Info on EAA website. Stayed there the past 12 or so years. No private rooms. 6-8 People per room. Rooms are air conditions. Free home made breakfasts and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By Pmerems
PLA

The PLA will warp when exposed to the heat of the sun. :(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,182
Posted By Pmerems
GTR200

My recommendation is to get the best radio with a fantastic digital intercom, the GTR200. You will not regret it. Flying my RV7A with the GTR200 for ~2yrs, no issues and enjoying the state of the...
Forum: Primers 02-26-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By Pmerems
It adheres well to Fiberglas

A friend has been flying his RV7A for years with all his fiberglass parts primed with Akzo green epoxy primer. No issues.
Forum: Job Board 01-20-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,235
Posted By Pmerems
Internships

I work for Raytheon. We hire hundreds of interns for 8-10 weeks during the summer. We pay for housing and possible travel (not 100% sure of the travel part). Raytheon is a very large company with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 37,289
Posted By Pmerems
Been there fixed that

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My front seal on my Superior IO360 leaked after a 100 hrs or so. Pulled the old out and it was "bonded" with the white silicone sealant as well. Didn't take much force to unseat it. Installed a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-14-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,388
Posted By Pmerems
I know those guys

Jeremy,

It was wonderful to see you sharing the adventure with your extended clan. As I watched the video I was jealous. When I was building my 7A my kids were young teenagers and I wasn't able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,060
Posted By Pmerems
EGT issues

I have had a couple of EGT issues over the years. I just replaced one that behaved exactly like the original posters. "X"ed out at abient and then once the engine warmed up work fairly accuractly. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,268
Posted By Pmerems
Deburring

Keep in mind drilling a new hole or holes in the assembly would not allow for deburring (stress risers). Then dimpling the assembly might cause cracks :confused:. Of couse you could remove many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,502
Posted By Pmerems
Anxiety

I have almost 350 hours and 6 yrs flying my RV-7A. I only had about 115 hrs total and that was 25 yrs prior to flying my RV-7A. I did transition train and got about 10 hrs in an RV before I flew...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,673
Posted By Pmerems
Sticky Situation

Yes I mean sticky.

My Zulu or should I say my wife's Zulu headset gets very little flight time and mainly resides in a comfortable padded environment (case) on a shelf in the hanger. So it has been...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-09-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Pmerems
Welcome

Dan,

Welcome to Tucson. I am Hangared at TIA in T-hangars next to the AZANG. These are single plane hangars that go for $275/mo. Older T's on the other side go for a bit less. The larger hangars...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-23-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,905
Posted By Pmerems
Try a double nut first.

Try a double nut first. If that fails and you don't care to damage the studs you can use a vice grip.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By Pmerems
Superior Seminar at Osh

Bob,

I sat through a Superior Air Part Compression testing seminar at Airventure in July. Just like many has said, the stars and ring gaps may have aligned. Just fly it for a few more hours and...
Forum: Midwest 08-11-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By Pmerems
Quiet Tools

You have a few choices of tools that will greatly reduce the amount of noise during your build.

1. Use an electric drill, not an air drill. Air drills require a compressor and consume a large...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,391
Posted By Pmerems
Years of storage in high temps.

I have stored mine and continously used it in my shop in the Arizona heat (100F) for years. Yes it does congeal a bit but once it is mixed with the other part I was always able to use it without...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-27-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,462
Posted By Pmerems
Ever lose a tool in your airplane?

Have you ever lost a tool in your airplane and never found it? Not a good situation.

Read this interesting article about loosing a pair of pliers only to be found many decades...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By Pmerems
Refocused Video- Before and After

Gents,

If your GoPro isn't taking the quality videos you were hoping for it just might be out of focus. My Hero 3+ Silver was and I just posted a video of before and after refocusing.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,656
Posted By Pmerems
Updated the link to the PCU bracket

Dave,

I just re-linked the photos. I have almost 350 hours on my RV-7A and haven't had any issues with the bracket.

http://www.experimentalaero.com/Photos/EA-GOV-BRACKET.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,188
Posted By Pmerems
Flying an RV is.....

When I talk with student pilots or GA pilots who have never flown an RV I always try to describe what it is like to fly one. I have a hard time expressing what it is really like. I've said that "C...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 53,493
Posted By Pmerems
Porta-Potty

I have a detached shop I built. Has water but sink drains to the wash on the property. I just use the sink to wash up after a day of airplane building. Bio breaks give me a chance to go into the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2016, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,015
Posted By Pmerems
It is Tucson not Tuscon

Sorry I had to correct this.
Forum: Safety 05-27-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,200
Posted By Pmerems
Lightbulb 65 kts?

If I am on final (RV7A IO360 CS) with power off at 65 kts my sink rate picks up rather fast. I am typically over the numbers when below 65 kts. My touch down speed according to my Dynon data is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2016, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,047
Posted By Pmerems
It is in the last revolutions of the prop that...

It is in the last revolutions of the prop that that "strong" shake occurs. In the pilots seat it appears more violent then what I see from watching other aircraft shut down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,047
Posted By Pmerems
Engine shutdown and engine shake

I have over 300 hours in my RV-7A (XP IO-360 FI) and need some input.

During engine shutdown the engine shakes a bit more then I see other aircraft engines shake. If I start up the engine taxi a...
Forum: Primers 04-15-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,853
Posted By Pmerems
That's the one I used.

I used this gun for all my priming. Worked great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,452
Posted By Pmerems
I have shims

I have some axle shims at my hangar. I think they are .005 and .010 thick. If you are interested I can mail you some.
Forum: Safety 03-20-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,306
Posted By Pmerems
Near miss- Bird Strike

This is my first video post and my first near miss with a hawk on takeoff.

I was not very fast and rather low when I had to quickly maneuver. Thankfully the RV's are very controllable when you need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By Pmerems
Good point

Breaking the glue bond was harder then it looked in the videos. The outer ring of the lens barrel gets chewed up a bit breaking the bond. This is all covered up by the outer trim rings that you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By Pmerems
Out of focus out of the box

The back of my neck (cropped from photo) was in focus but the infinity focus was off.

Others on the internet have reported a simular problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,519
Posted By Pmerems
GoPro lens not focused well

I recently purchased a GoPro 3+ Silver edition and have been very unhappy with the quality of the image. Anything with in a foot or so was in focus, anything beyond that wasn't. After doing a...
Forum: Safety 01-31-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,911
Posted By Pmerems
I have some extra springs and nylon collars if...

I have some extra springs and nylon collars if you need them. Send me a PM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,916
Posted By Pmerems
3M Edge Guard

I have been using the 3M product for 5 yrs. No yellowing at all. Available at auto vinyl graphics shops. Adhesive backed and regular backed (window tint adhesive). Different thickness available. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By Pmerems
Many reasons why

To answer a few questions posted:

1. I want to be able to record audio of a flight for review later. To improve my radio work. So an independent recorder separate from the GoPro is needed. Also if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By Pmerems
Using your cell phone to record cockpit audio

Gents,

I decide to take the plunge and do some GoPro video and record cockpit audio separately and planned to use an old Samsung smart phone as my digital voice recorder.

I have a Garmin GTR200...
Forum: COMM 12-18-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,148
Posted By Pmerems
GTR 200 is the way to go

The Garmin GTR 200 radio is awesome. Been flying with it for over a year. Crystal clear reception and transmission. The built-in 2 place intercom is great.

Upgrade my panel and replaced the SL40...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By Pmerems
What I thought I would see

I would have expected to see a "zero" in the RPM column opposite the mag being checked and an rpm drop accordingly. But maybe the L R rpm columns are for a twin engine install someday? Dynon is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By Pmerems
Wired per Dynon instructions.

The system is wired per Dynon instructions off the starter switch. That is how the RPMs are sensed. Not off a electronic tach sensor on the assessory case. Since RPM is displayed with either L or R...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,010
Posted By Pmerems
Skyview data log RPM during mag check?

I was looking through some of my old logged data from my flights and I noticed the system wasn't recording the change in RPM during run up. The data log captures data 4 times a second (.25 sec). The...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,587
Posted By Pmerems
You guessed it right

I had a battery issue and had to the pull the battery. When I installed the battery (replaced first one after 4 years of flying) it was a pain to get the old one out and the new one in. This is on...
Forum: Tools 12-05-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,587
Posted By Pmerems
Can you guess what this tool is for?

I came up with very handy tool today. Can you guess what it is for?

http://www.ExperimentalAero.com\Photos\Handle1.jpg

I will post the answer tomorrow (Sunday) evening.

Give it your best guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,222
Posted By Pmerems
What is the best Christmas gift for the RV owner or builder?

What is the best Christmas to gift to give an RV owner or builder?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By Pmerems
Danger-possible damage to skin

Keep in mind that the rivet gun hits several times a second (a 2X gun hits at about 40 blows/sec at full throttle, 3X 35 blows/sec). That means you might be hitting your skin after the dimple is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,167
Posted By Pmerems
Crimps

I too have had issues with the factory crimps on the CHT and EGT probes. After an intermittent EGT reading I replaced the factory connector and crimped new ones on. No issues since.
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