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Forum: Fiberglass 12-15-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By pilotkms
Vans

Check the Vans website. I used their RV14 videos to do my canopy fairing and it came out most excellent.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-13-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By pilotkms
More specifics

After having several leaky brake fittings and failed attempts at fixing them, i was shown what i believe is the proper way to apply thread sealant. Just using the tube and placing sealant around the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-11-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By pilotkms
SERVICE??

U may want to consider the turn around time if/when u have a problem with your pump. Robert at EFII is very responsive to any problems with his pumps. have seen many posts where this can't be said...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By pilotkms
Next week

This was my reply to the inevitable question of - when will it be done. NEXT WEEK, For most of the 10 years I spent building. It took some people asking 3 or 4 times before they figured out that next...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-03-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By pilotkms
Austin Exec

Completed my relocation flight with Warner Robins GA my final destination.
Left Cable airport in SoCal at 7am. Made 2 fuel stops - Marana regional (KAVQ) AZ. Very nice airport with a cafe and...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-16-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By pilotkms
Great Info

Thanx for the info all. Sounds like southern hospitality (and BBQ) abounds near Austin. I'll post my experience here after my trip. If anyone has more info on Lakeway 3R9 please post. That is the...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-14-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,454
Posted By pilotkms
Austin TX ??

Anyone have suggestions or experience with the airports on the north side of Austin? Headed there next week on first cross country after Phase 1.
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,918
Posted By pilotkms
I think u will be happy. I used the same rubber...

I think u will be happy. I used the same rubber material for my RV7A rather than the slippery tube and hose fittings per plans. More solid retention but the same or better flex. Has worked fine for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By pilotkms
I would tighten the fittings before attempting to...

I would tighten the fittings before attempting to remove it. Doubt u can get a torque wrench on the fittings so try tightening a quarter turn. If it still leaks and u feel there is more tightening...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-28-2017, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By pilotkms
DOW 732 ??

Some time ago someone did a comparison on VAF of several different RTVs for baffle seal. Try a search. One of the better ones was DOW732 clear. So That's what I ended up using on my blue motor.
Forum: California 08-18-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By pilotkms
Weight & balance

I'd like to get my RV re-weighed with more precise scales. Are there any RV flyers providing this service as a side-job in the SoCal area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,683
Posted By pilotkms
Yes. Great pictures.

And nice hat. 😉
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By pilotkms
Jereme - good job getting that ACS part link. I...

Jereme - good job getting that ACS part link. I was on my way to a charter boat this morning and didn't have time to find it and put it in my reply. Obviously the 3-holers are cheaper, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,085
Posted By pilotkms
Buy the one for the 6 cylinder. It's much...

Buy the one for the 6 cylinder. It's much cheaper. And plug the center hole.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By pilotkms
I also put the inlet hole at the back of the...

I also put the inlet hole at the back of the baffles for #3 "per plans" but "in error". So I made a cover plate for it in case I might need it in the future and made a new hole up front for #1.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By pilotkms
I did it with tanks on and all is well. There's...

I did it with tanks on and all is well. There's probably someone that did it with tanks off and they'll tell u it came out fine too. But I'll leave that for them. Seems more intuitive to have the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-30-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,382
Posted By pilotkms
I have the same seats. They fit fine. I removed...

I have the same seats. They fit fine. I removed the striker plate on the back that rests against the bar and turned it upside down so that it rests on the bar better. 5 screws as I recall. Mine is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By pilotkms
I can live with that. Thanx.

I can live with that.
Thanx.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By pilotkms
Time??

Anyone know what time the dinner is tonight ?
Forum: Texas (North) 07-18-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By pilotkms
$10

I bought 2 pieces of steel for back riveting. One for the rudder. 1/4" thick, 5' long and 4" wide. The second was 1/2" thick 14" long and 12" wide. Metal supply house. Used a belt sander on them...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By pilotkms
I sandwiched it the middle and used no screws....

I sandwiched it the middle and used no screws. Looks very clean. Only have 6.0 hours on her so can't speak to longevity. I can send pix inside & out on a pm if U'd like.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-11-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By pilotkms
U are correct - 5/16 and 204"/pounds. Thanx. I'm...

U are correct - 5/16 and 204"/pounds. Thanx. I'm going to verify the torque on mine tomorrow morning.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-10-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By pilotkms
204" pounds?

Wondering if there is a reference for this? Lycoming manual indicates 1/4" bolt and nuts should be 96-106 "pounds. I think they are 1/4". I want to do it right so they dont fall out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,209
Posted By pilotkms
Smile Van's # 9700

Yesterday 6/16 was first flite of my Vanessa. According to Van's site they claim 9,699 flyers. So I have identified mine as # 9,700. And the 1,581st RV7/A. Rocket Man Fred Laforge and RV9A Doug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 33,861
Posted By pilotkms
Basic Med - Good

Just got my physical completed by a SoCal Doc that does DOT exams. I was his first. He now knows the process. Can highly recommend him.
PACIFIC MEDICAL CLINIC
Santa Ana, CA. 92705
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,209
Posted By pilotkms
I have 7 hours in Rueven's 7A but want a few...

I have 7 hours in Rueven's 7A but want a few more. Weather cancelled my flite with him tomorrow. Rescheduled for next Tuesday. First flite in mine will be shortly thereafter. Anticipation ........😉
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,209
Posted By pilotkms
Hey. I could have shaved a year off if I hadn't...

Hey. I could have shaved a year off if I hadn't hung out at your hangar helping you. LOL.
Party at Chuck's hangar where we had the EAA Xmas dinners. Plane will be there. Will be good to see u &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,209
Posted By pilotkms
Another Airworthy RV-7A

10 years, 2 months and 25 days after first kit arrival, i obtained my Airworthiness Certificate today.
What a journey - totally awesome. I cant imagine what i would have wasted all that time on had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 33,861
Posted By pilotkms
Not my AME

Called my AME that did my 3rd class med last year here in SoCal to schedule a BasicMed exam. Silly me. He advised that he wont be doing BasicMed. So trying the DOT Doc route next week.
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By pilotkms
Possible tax credit in Georgia

Do some reading at dor.ga.gov. I found this easily "a taxpayer's use tax liability will be reduced by like taxes previously paid in another state. "
they may have another clause that negates it but...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,912
Posted By pilotkms
Thanx for New Thread directions Bob. I had not...

Thanx for New Thread directions Bob. I had not used that before.
For the next guy > smooth both ends of the safety wire on a 3M wheel.
Put wire thru pin and push the point after it goes thru with...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,912
Posted By pilotkms
Safety wire?

Cant for the life of me find POST NEW THREAD button so tagged on to this Hartzell thread with REPLY.
what are the tricks to putting safety wire thru the 6 large bolts with the roll pins?
Thanx
Keith
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By pilotkms
Peace of mind ?

Buy new Z brackets.
Save the old ones, they make great standoffs for electrical routing.
Use the "alternate method" - it works - better.
That's 22 gallons of fuel hanging out there.
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,310
Posted By pilotkms
Rivets??

Jesse - i am using the correct hinge and not using the Archer antenna. But Do u add more rivets than the provided holes for the #6 screws on the wing??
Keith
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,310
Posted By pilotkms
More Rivets ??

I am referring to Mike Bullock's article in Kitplanes to attach my wingtips. He comments that the provided holes for #6 screws are not sufficient and advises to add another rivet in between the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,450
Posted By pilotkms
No-hole yoke?

Do u have a no-hole yoke for your rivet sqeezer? I think thats what i used.

Keith
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,961
Posted By pilotkms
Grinder?

Its been a long time but i ground down a several sockets early in the build for this reason. Clearance issues in several places make standard sockets unusable. Buy some extra 3/8ths and 7/16s and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,705
Posted By pilotkms
Search?

Dont recreate the wheel. Do a search for wing jacks on this forum. Many good examples from the brain trust.

Keith
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,737
Posted By pilotkms
Picture reference

Thanx for the reference to post #20 in the earlier thread. I will see if my welder can do a good job. Will post after pictures.

Keith
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,737
Posted By pilotkms
Received parts

Vans sold me the reinforcement parts. Part # is WD-657Z L/R.
They are fairly simple. I will be looking for a picture of a new, reinforced step to determine how hey should be welded on. Cost was...
Forum: Oregon 09-23-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By pilotkms
Portland

Maybe Bruce Swayze will post. Check out his website Europa.com. He is in the area and has a 7 near completion.

Keith
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,737
Posted By pilotkms
Just the piece ??

Like Jeff in #6, months ago I called Russ and asked if we could buy just the reinforcement piece and have it welded on to the installed step. He advised no but to contact Vans and they might sell it....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By pilotkms
VANs RV14 Video

Check out the VANs supplemental videos on their site. They have a 4part series that helped me. Great demonstration.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By pilotkms
Steve is RIGHT

Listen to what Steve says in #2. No good reason to drill them now. Chips are inconsequential. Alignment is VERY IMPORTANT.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,184
Posted By pilotkms
Thoughts.....

I know of 1 person that had a 3 position switch as described. Switch was bad and he flew his entire phase 1 on 1 Pmag and didn't discover it for some time. Lucky guy.
Based on a recent post here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By pilotkms
Georgia?

Good info Jesse. Anyone have this info for Georgia? I plan on moving there next year from Cal. My plane will be flying prior to moving, and if the same 6 month arrival issue applies i will need to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By pilotkms
Dont give up yet.

I just did this yesterday. My back is aching from the contortions but i was able to get to all of them. I used a small tungsten bar and an LED headlamp.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By pilotkms
Manufacturer

Contact them - they have other parts that may work. They traded me for the one I needed at no charge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,934
Posted By pilotkms
Patch

Can we buy just the gusset/patch and have them welded on locally?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,879
Posted By pilotkms
Bracket??

Have u tried the standard Vans bracket? If not and u want to see if it can work at all I have a spare one I can send u. I had to make a custom one myself so I can't use Van's. No charge.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By pilotkms
I wouldn't

It's been a long time since i did my longerons but I didn't end up with 3' left when I finished.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-21-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,382
Posted By pilotkms
Try it - U'll like it.

I am 6'3" and was at the same point 2weeks ago. I live in SoCal and Allan of AntiSplat kindly offered his plane for my test sitting. 10 seconds sitting in it and I was sold. I liken it to sitting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,876
Posted By pilotkms
Yes

I rented it 2 years ago. Worked as advertised. Worth the $$$$
It's from vince or terry in Las Vegas. I have seem them active recently here on the forum. Contact them at www.eaa1300.org
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-29-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By pilotkms
Battery Insulator 90 deg.

Looking for an approved method to insulate my battery connection where i have the 2AWG wire terminal bent 90 degrees. Only been able to find the straight insulators (MS25171) and they dont work at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,461
Posted By pilotkms
Back Rivet plate

Do u have a the standard back rivet plate like from Avery, about 4" x 12" x 1/4" thick? Thats what i recall using - fits nicely.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-01-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,013
Posted By pilotkms
Great Customer Service

I had what i thought was a problem with my Skyview serial ports. Posted a request for help on the Dynon forum on Saturday nite about midnite. Woke up to a response by one of their tech support...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,977
Posted By pilotkms
OK.

I'm putting them in. I'll probably seal the ends (sides?) just to be redundant, if they are that important.
Thanx Mel for the more technical (and requested) answer.
Thanx Lars - i appreciate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,977
Posted By pilotkms
Cowl Inlet Ramps - needed?

I saw an RV that did NOT have the fibreglass cowl inlet ramps installed on the underside of the upper cowl. So wondering what their purpose is and if others have left them out? I am at the point to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By pilotkms
Welding shop 2

I agree with Brian. Did the same. Now perfect.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,681
Posted By pilotkms
Where I put one on my 7 I mixed up some Flox and...

Where I put one on my 7 I mixed up some Flox and made the surface flat. Fairly EZ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,093
Posted By pilotkms
Bag em

I baked mine for 10 minutes at 175 without preheating. They turned blue so pulled them out and they sat on the counter while i did something else. Half hour later they were "used up" again. So i...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By pilotkms
Another one

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/enginebaffle376.php?clickkey=3611
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