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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By schaplerrh
Alum is beautiful

Keep it polished. Yes it's more work but there's nothing so beautiful as polished alum. Besides, you can't fly all the time. And to borrow from the boating world, "there is nothing so wonderful as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-10-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By schaplerrh
FS: Parts from RV7 Panel Upgrade

I can't believe that it's taken me two years to get around to listing for sale these items removed from my panel at upgrade. I can email you pics (don't know how to upload here). If you search...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By schaplerrh
Tosten Grip in RV7?

I'd like to put Tosten Grips in my 7 but reading all the post re panel clearance I'd like to see some pics of what you have done to address this problem in a 7. Most of the posts concern RV10, but...
Forum: Propellers 06-01-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By schaplerrh
Prop speed

Check the pop control cable at the governor end. I recently encounter similar prop control issues and discovered that the metal sleeve on the prop control cable had separated permitting the cable to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By schaplerrh
Rudder

Pull the wheel pants and fairing and go flying. If she fly straight without need for rudder pedal then the problem is misaligned fairings and/ or wheel pants. I just went through this so I know of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By schaplerrh
Transistion

I second Jan Bussell. I spend a couple days with him enrote to pick up my “new” RV7 in AZ and flew it home to VA. Piloting your plane home for the first time is an unforgettable experience. I too...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By schaplerrh
Brandon, sent you a PM re RV-10 builder...

Brandon, sent you a PM re RV-10 builder assist.

Robert
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,561
Posted By schaplerrh
prop choice

I'm happy with the 2-bladed acro MT on my -7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By schaplerrh
Need graphic designer to help with RV7 paint scheme

I'm looking for a graphic designer to take my general ideas about what I want my plane to looking like and turn that into the design of my dreams. I want something that is simple, classic and...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-25-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By schaplerrh
The 650 keeps it simple. I did the 625 and added...

The 650 keeps it simple. I did the 625 and added a VAL for a second comm. Works fine but used panel space I now wish I had (for a G5 backup). Recommend you contact Jesse Saint.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By schaplerrh
What Paint to Use?

I've discovered some light surface rust on the landing gear legs that I can easily remove with light sanding (I tested one spot). Now what paint should I use on the bare metal? There are leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,682
Posted By schaplerrh
Dave, 1. I love my 7. 2. There is a recent VAF...

Dave,

1. I love my 7.
2. There is a recent VAF post re an estate 9 for sale. Looks nice from online pics.
3. PM me with price and details when you get closer to selling it. I'll never give up...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By schaplerrh
PCSing to DC

I hanger at KVKX; hangers frequently come available. A 7A just moved from here to Tipton; owner said newly built hangers there just opened. Don't know if Tipton info in correct, just what I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By schaplerrh
I'm happy with the used ICOM A6 I picked up here...

I'm happy with the used ICOM A6 I picked up here on VAFs. Limited range, but with the accessory jack and PPT you can plug it directly into my headset. Also like the compact size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,266
Posted By schaplerrh
She's BEAUTIFUL! You're so blessed. Thanks for...

She's BEAUTIFUL! You're so blessed. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,982
Posted By schaplerrh
cleaning engine/airframe

Two related Qs:

1. I've been thinking of using my pressure washed to clean the engine and accessories. Any known reason this shouldn't work on a completely cold engine? I realize I'll need to dial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,113
Posted By schaplerrh
John, just sent you a PM. Robert RV7

John, just sent you a PM.

Robert
RV7
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,533
Posted By schaplerrh
Too light for a boat anchor. Maybe target...

Too light for a boat anchor. Maybe target practice?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,014
Posted By schaplerrh
Is the engine just "missing" or is there also...

Is the engine just "missing" or is there also "popping" or "backfire" sound when you throttle back?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,927
Posted By schaplerrh
CONGRAT!!! Polish, don't paint. Lots of work...

CONGRAT!!! Polish, don't paint. Lots of work but will be an eye catcher at the $100 burger ramp -- especially to the non-flying dreamers dining at the local airport café wherever she takes you.
Forum: Interiors 01-26-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By schaplerrh
Looks like your basement floor.

Looks like your basement floor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By schaplerrh
Recommend front and center for the PIC. Good...

Recommend front and center for the PIC. Good line of sight. Easily to operate both EFIS. I love this set-up. Jesse Saint did the layout design and great install!

See before and after pics at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By schaplerrh
recent post recommending inexpensive caulk

I can't locate a recent thread that included recommendations for an inexpensive [silicone?] caulk available from home depot or lowes. Sorry I can't be more specific but would like to ID this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By schaplerrh
Do you have a ratchet belt? Removed same from...

Do you have a ratchet belt? Removed same from right side at her insistence but now can't secure passengers anywhere close to my belt for acro.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,060
Posted By schaplerrh
I like what you've done just as it is! Thanks.

I like what you've done just as it is! Thanks.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-07-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,431
Posted By schaplerrh
Really wonderful! Thank you!!!

Really wonderful! Thank you!!!
Forum: ADS-B 11-10-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 28,474
Posted By schaplerrh
I placed my order this morning and was told to...

I placed my order this morning and was told to expect shipping by the end of the month.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By schaplerrh
I use the fuel drain; clamp to the body (not the...

I use the fuel drain; clamp to the body (not the movable part).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 405,289
Posted By schaplerrh
Love the bird, babe and vette. Not so much the...

Love the bird, babe and vette. Not so much the guy.��
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By schaplerrh
Thanks. I just submitted an online inquiry to...

Thanks. I just submitted an online inquiry to the company. I'm interested in learning more about your experience with this equipment, and its interface with your othe avionics and EFIS. Robert RV7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,850
Posted By schaplerrh
Looking for ADSB IN and Out recommendations

Now that NAVWORX has folded, what reasonably priced ADSB IN/OUT recommendations do you have? I installed the 600 EXP last year along with Garmin 625 WAAS and two AFS EFIS. What do you recommend I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,999
Posted By schaplerrh
I'm 6' 4" with a 36" sleeve length and find...

I'm 6' 4" with a 36" sleeve length and find manual flaps in an RV6 nearly impossible to use because my elbow hits the seat back before I can fully lift the flap handle. I like manual flap and manual...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By schaplerrh
You must have some wicked thermals there to keep...

You must have some wicked thermals there to keep a -7 up for seven hours; to say nothing of your bladder. :)
Forum: Northeast 08-17-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By schaplerrh
I few my 7 to FL so Jesse could upgrade my panel...

I few my 7 to FL so Jesse could upgrade my panel to Glass. He did a great job for a very reasonable price. Plus I enjoyed meeting his wonderful family and great crew. Also a great reason to fly to...
Forum: Propellers 08-09-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By schaplerrh
You should see better climb performance because...

You should see better climb performance because of your wallet - and thus your aircraft - will be much lighter:)
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-08-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,702
Posted By schaplerrh
Hi Mark, Let me know if you're ever around VKX. ...

Hi Mark,

Let me know if you're ever around VKX. Maybe we can grab a $100 burger sometime; my treat.

Robert
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,045
Posted By schaplerrh
Jesse, I'm seeing excessively high EGT but normal...

Jesse, I'm seeing excessively high EGT but normal CHT on all four cylinders when I trying going LOP. Engine roughness hasn't been a problem while leaning at cruise -- may because temps climb so fast...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-14-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,010
Posted By schaplerrh
Unhappy Prop issue just grounded my -7. I hope to meet...

Prop issue just grounded my -7. I hope to meet you all at some later event.

Robert :(
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-11-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,010
Posted By schaplerrh
Plane's fueled. Looking forward to meeting...

Plane's fueled. Looking forward to meeting everyone Saturday.

Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,351
Posted By schaplerrh
I'm based at VKX. Very convenient and no big...

I'm based at VKX. Very convenient and no big deal. You seem to know about the online training and security vetting for special access to the "DC 3" so no surprise for you there. Check out the VKX...
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,495
Posted By schaplerrh
I have two EFIS mounted side-by side in front of...

I have two EFIS mounted side-by side in front of me, with two ADAHRS and a backup battery. This provides good redundancy. I use the left screen for flight and engine instruments; the right for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By schaplerrh
Flytoboat, seems like a great reason for your...

Flytoboat, seems like a great reason for your friend to phone Jenny at Gallagher Aviation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 40,564
Posted By schaplerrh
It's probably answered somewhere in the string,...

It's probably answered somewhere in the string, or on the FAA web page, but let me just ask straight out: can you still get a 3rd class medical or has BasicMed killed it? I don't need the BS of...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,968
Posted By schaplerrh
Brian, I'm looking forward to hearing about...

Brian,

I'm looking forward to hearing about S&F; thought I might see you at VKX this weekend. Don't tell me you're already cloistered in your garage pounding rivets.

Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,615
Posted By schaplerrh
She's in great hands! Jesse upgraded my panel to...

She's in great hands! Jesse upgraded my panel to glass last year; couldn't be happier. he also lent me his car to get to the airport to catch my flight home, and put me up over night when I...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,188
Posted By schaplerrh
The standard tie down rings that came with my RV7...

The standard tie down rings that came with my RV7 (purchased from the builder already flying) are rusty. I'd like replace what I have but can't justify $25 a piece Cleveland tie down rings. Is VANs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,692
Posted By schaplerrh
I lived aboard sailboats up and down the east...

I lived aboard sailboats up and down the east coast for 15 years. In that time I tried several heater types; nothing beats a light bulb for safe baseline heating. It won't keep you warm but it will...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,717
Posted By schaplerrh
I have one; no problems.

I have one; no problems.
Forum: Reviews 11-29-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,350
Posted By schaplerrh
Jesse/Rob: Beautiful panel!

Jesse/Rob: Beautiful panel!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,796
Posted By schaplerrh
Spelling is difficult but can be mastered through...

Spelling is difficult but can be mastered through tough thorough thought, though. [Copied from a coffee mug somewhere....]
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-13-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,512
Posted By schaplerrh
Before I pulled the trigger, I arranged for my...

Before I pulled the trigger, I arranged for my wife take a couple flights in a Citabria with another flight instructor so she could sample GA flying, a tandem, and basic acro. This was time and...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,432
Posted By schaplerrh
Now that's cool! Is this something VANs sells or...

Now that's cool! Is this something VANs sells or is it after market. or both? Where can I learn more about this?

How do you like it?
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,432
Posted By schaplerrh
Aileron trim question

I was looking for answers to my aileron trim problem when I discovered this discussion string, now I have two questions:

1. First -- there's been a resent change in flight characteristic of my RV7....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,956
Posted By schaplerrh
Wow, what a shop!

Wow, what a shop!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,001
Posted By schaplerrh
Has anyone phoned Ron?

Has anyone phoned Ron?
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,943
Posted By schaplerrh
I replaced the Vans vents and couldn't be...

I replaced the Vans vents and couldn't be happier. If you can swing it it's worth it -- especially if you regularly operate in the warmer weather.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By schaplerrh
Let me get this straight, you're married and your...

Let me get this straight, you're married and your spouse is asking you if it's ok for her boy friend to use the pool if he pays his share of the cost of a pool cleaner.... Do I have it about correct?
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,830
Posted By schaplerrh
Rich, are you saying that you use this product on...

Rich, are you saying that you use this product on your unpainted airplane?

Robert
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,830
Posted By schaplerrh
simply green extreme

Is the simply green extreme safe to use on unpainted aircraft, i.e., will it harm the aluminum?

Robert
RV7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By schaplerrh
two squawks

Gil,

Interesting question. Do you have any suggestion where I might begin to look for evidence of a two-for-one rigging change or other cause(s)?

Robert
Forum: Southeast 08-19-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,981
Posted By schaplerrh
TN and NC Airparts

Dan, please take pics and great notes. My wife retired last month and I can retire any time, and we are thinking along the same lines as you and your misses, so I hope you report back with what you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By schaplerrh
Need your help resolving two squawks

First squawk: My RV7 seems to require more and more right rudder for normal cruise flight; didn't use to require any. No airframe or control surfaces damage. No prop or engine changes. No trim...
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