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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By AndyRV7
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: ADS-B 03-15-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By AndyRV7
Missing map items after ADS-B install??

SafeFly GPS and Echo UAT installed and working but now I don't see Airspace (or much of anything on my EFIS - GRT Sport HS) except for traffic and airports. All my Max settings are 50 miles and I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,845
Posted By AndyRV7
Just curious where you see the crack (or how you...

Just curious where you see the crack (or how you see it.)?? I presume someplace in the dye but I don't understand what that blotch his telling us. Thanks.

edit: oops. old post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By AndyRV7
Just went through this trying to get my ipad 2 to...

Just went through this trying to get my ipad 2 to update so I could use it to access my Echo in the hangar. No go. I did read that you could make it a full time photo frame with some app. Not sure if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,595
Posted By AndyRV7
I got my RV-7 back from annual a little over a...

I got my RV-7 back from annual a little over a year ago and it was really hard to control on the ground. I knew nothing was binding but it was very difficult to initiate a taxi turn. So I also knew I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 265,952
Posted By AndyRV7
Looking good. Thanks for the big pics!

Looking good. Thanks for the big pics!
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks for the text!

Thanks for the text!
Forum: ADS-B 02-08-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By AndyRV7
GRT Sport HS - ARINC - ADS-B wiring help please.

I am in my hangar with limited internet access and no manuals. Hoping someone could help!!

I'm trying to wire my echo uat to my efis for IN capability but my only fast serial port is taken by the...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-07-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,974
Posted By AndyRV7
+3. Affordable self service. You can rent a car...

+3.

Affordable self service. You can rent a car at the FBO. Maybe a 25 minute drive to the villages. They even let me change my oil on the ramp once when I was due mid-trip!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-06-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,886
Posted By AndyRV7
That's awesome Vlad. From Bayonne, NJ to Wyoming....

That's awesome Vlad. From Bayonne, NJ to Wyoming. You've come a long way!:D
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-06-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By AndyRV7
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By AndyRV7
Those links are pretty good! I've read some of...

Those links are pretty good! I've read some of Greg's stuff while I've been searching for answers here. I also have Nuckolls book and have spent a fair amount of time reading the chapters that...
Forum: ADS-B 02-05-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By AndyRV7
That could be a very big difference. Sadly, there...

That could be a very big difference. Sadly, there are no perfect locations. I would guess most people aren't trying to find the simplest solution, but the best solution given their circumstances.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-05-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks for the links DC. Looking forward to...

Thanks for the links DC. Looking forward to reading them tonight!! :)
Forum: Photography 02-04-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,680
Posted By AndyRV7
Good question. I've never heard of using...

Good question. I've never heard of using bluetooth for audio streams of any kind. Maybe it exists. I'll be interested to read if this is possible. I too have the cables to tap into the headset jack....
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By AndyRV7
Ground Question

I've mounted my ads-b equipment under my panel and run my power and ground wires toward the avionics bus. I've also added a wire from the harness to my GRT efis for "IN." I've also installed the GPS...
Forum: ADS-B 02-04-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By AndyRV7
Is it possible to test your antenna location before drilling??

I've saved the best for last...

I want to locate my ADS-B antenna just inboard of the passenger side fuel vent. This gives me 3 feet of separation from my transponder but only 2 feet from my comm....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By AndyRV7
I guess I have been trying to do this the hard...

I guess I have been trying to do this the hard way.:o

Is it fair to say that I should leave my transponder circuit alone. Why mess with a circuit that is working just fine. And instead, just wire...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By AndyRV7
Couple new questions

More of what you guys said makes some sense now. I was back at it today and accomplished some things.

I found the hot side of my breaker by pulling the breaker and checking for the powered side. The...
Forum: Reviews 01-16-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,972
Posted By AndyRV7
Me too! It's on my buddy's side of the plane.

Me too! It's on my buddy's side of the plane.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks everyone for the ideas. I have a couple...

Thanks everyone for the ideas.



I have a couple volt meters so I will check the breakers this weekend.

As far as switched ADSB, I just mean I don't want it drawing power from the system when the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By AndyRV7
Some Circuit Help Please

I'm trying to figure out how to power my ADSB equipment but I feel completely electronics illiterate. Maybe you guys can help me.

I have installed a Uavionics Echo and a GRT Safefly gps to be in/out...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-30-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,096
Posted By AndyRV7
Beautiful. Thanks for all the pics.

Beautiful. Thanks for all the pics.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
If I got 1500 hours over 20 years before having...

If I got 1500 hours over 20 years before having to merely do a top end, I would consider that like making it to TBO. Keep doing whatever you're doing!!:)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
All good advice. Thanks!!

All good advice. Thanks!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Interesting. Thanks.Been trying to keep to the...

Interesting. Thanks.Been trying to keep to the factual like what the rings on the piston do and how to actually diagnose a problem, and then make my own judgement. Well see how it goes...;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Are you saying his webinars are bad? I'm watching...

Are you saying his webinars are bad? I'm watching some now. Just want to make sure I'm not getting bad advice. I don't have any idea who Mike Busch is!

I too bought a borescope and hope to get my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
This makes a lot of sense Larry. Thanks for...

This makes a lot of sense Larry. Thanks for taking the time.

I guess my mechanic just doesn't want to get any deeper into this thing. Twice he's reminded me I could simply take the plane back. And I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-27-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Additional information

Spoke with the mechanic again and discussed my concerns. Mainly that if in fact I choose to rebuild the top-end, I am concerned with simply putting back the same equipment that "failed." That is, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
I was leery about them too before purchase. I...

I was leery about them too before purchase.

I spoke with Aero Sport last night and they came to the same general conclusions. The cylinders need some level of service. But even after their second...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
The one thing the mechanic could not explain is...

The one thing the mechanic could not explain is why an engine that may not have been broken in appropriately would suddenly experience a significant level of oil consumption.

A presume that you are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Just an update on the engine issue. My mechanic...

Just an update on the engine issue. My mechanic says there is nothing wrong with my cylinders or rings. He looked at all of them through the spark-plug holes and see no scoring or damage. He didn't...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 91,977
Posted By AndyRV7
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Reviews 10-28-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By AndyRV7
Me too. Got my training and TW endorsement there...

Me too. Got my training and TW endorsement there about 6-7 years ago. Same experience. I'm glad to hear Jan is stilling training pilots.
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,792
Posted By AndyRV7
Agreed. And even less time in a ditching. I...

Agreed. And even less time in a ditching.

I followed that one thread a while back where the guy ditched along the shoreline and flipped. Lot's of different opinions in the thread but I still have...
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,792
Posted By AndyRV7
Yep, pretty much confirming my fears. I've never...

Yep, pretty much confirming my fears. I've never really been worried about the tip-over crushing the cockpit, but being unable to punch through the canopy and slither out is a whole different...
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,792
Posted By AndyRV7
Anyone know how they got out? One of the big...

Anyone know how they got out? One of the big question marks in my mind if I have to try someday.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Don, I am afraid to ask, but what did that job...

Don, I am afraid to ask, but what did that job cost??
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks Vic. 520 hours. Looks like this is going...

Thanks Vic. 520 hours. Looks like this is going to be a very expensive annual.:(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Wow, insightful for sure.

Wow, insightful for sure.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks Dan. I was probably about 5-6 quarts...

Thanks Dan. I was probably about 5-6 quarts before the spike. So close to what you are experiencing, maybe a little higher. I will probably call Aerosport tomorrow for some information and advice...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Paul, did they do anything about this for you?

Paul, did they do anything about this for you?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
I have not pulled the plugs. My oil is jet black...

I have not pulled the plugs. My oil is jet black though.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks Paul. I remember when I was looking for a...

Thanks Paul. I remember when I was looking for a plane there was a particular cylinder brand that had some hair on them in the communities. ECI Titan maybe?? My mentor at the time eased my concerns....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Thanks Larry. I too thought cylinder problem and...

Thanks Larry. I too thought cylinder problem and pressure in the crank case (rings or valve guide). But these are just some rational ideas. I have no history of experience so I figured I'd find out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
I was worried about that too but I think I've run...

I was worried about that too but I think I've run out of time. I'm not going to fly the plane again until I take it to annual.

BUT...I never fly the plane at 8 quarts. When I noticed this issue...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,106
Posted By AndyRV7
Oil consumption just increased!!??

RV7 with O-375 Aerosport Power engine, 520 hours since new, oil & filter changes every 25 hours, no metal or debris ever found, stable mid-70's compression's since birth (through last November's...
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-08-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,201
Posted By AndyRV7
Funny I saw this today. I wish you luck!! I saw...

Funny I saw this today. I wish you luck!!

I saw a video on youtube last night that was a guy hand building a radial, 7 cylinder airplane engine. It was made using VW cylinders machined to suit the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,923
Posted By AndyRV7
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By AndyRV7
If I don't feel like using the lever with gear...

If I don't feel like using the lever with gear leg cradle I bought from someone in here, I just hoist the plane at the engine mount with a Harbor Freight engine hoist and 2 foot strap. Works very...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,665
Posted By AndyRV7
You have braided brake lines.

You have braided brake lines.
Forum: Safety 09-06-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,663
Posted By AndyRV7
Bob, TruTrak told me that they can't say what the...

Bob, TruTrak told me that they can't say what the shear mechanism is without taking a look at the individual servo. They are EITHER screw or clutch. I had cause to speak to them recently when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,691
Posted By AndyRV7
You seem to have a very fast plane. You're...

You seem to have a very fast plane. You're approaching VNE in cruise (191kts I think??).


EDIT: looks like you have an RV-4. I presume an O-360 is a large engine in that plane???
Forum: Safety 08-08-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,301
Posted By AndyRV7
Bill, I hesitated to post above because I didn't...

Bill, I hesitated to post above because I didn't want you to feel like I was being critical. Your post got my attention though and I wanted to understand more so I could make sure I wasn't missing...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-01-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 22,471
Posted By AndyRV7
Curious why a high wing plane is a logical move??

Curious why a high wing plane is a logical move??
Forum: Safety 07-30-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,819
Posted By AndyRV7
Sharp guy! Glad he is safe!

Sharp guy! Glad he is safe!
Forum: Safety 07-26-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,301
Posted By AndyRV7
A scary looking servo. I'm a little confused...

A scary looking servo. I'm a little confused though. Are you saying that the roll control was locked on the ground, with the A/P off, prior to departure (i.e., a seized servo)? I would guess you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,138
Posted By AndyRV7
Honeywell To Acquire TruTrak Flight Systems (July 2019 Announcement)

Honeywell To Acquire TruTrak Flight Systems-- Enables Honeywell access to experimental, light-sport market, which has grown by double digits over the past five years-- Expands Honeywell's autopilot...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-17-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 56,761
Posted By AndyRV7
Wonderful story and pics. Enjoy the rest of your...

Wonderful story and pics. Enjoy the rest of your trip!!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-21-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 142,079
Posted By AndyRV7
That looks like nice work!

That looks like nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,119
Posted By AndyRV7
Interesting idea!!

Interesting idea!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,119
Posted By AndyRV7
Cot for naps Fridge for cold drinks (a luxury I...

Cot for naps

Fridge for cold drinks (a luxury I originally didn't think I'd care about)

Moving blankets from Harbor Freight. Good to put your cowling on, to kneel on, to lay on, and to sleep...
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