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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By bret
Wait, don't you have a living room? Free...

Wait, don't you have a living room? Free storage.....they only complain for the first year or two!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By bret
From what little I know, the less flap in the...

From what little I know, the less flap in the spam can gave us a higher approach speed which in turn gave us more rudder authority in a cross wind, I don't think that applies with our large...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,632
Posted By bret
Great pics! do you monitor your blood O2 level...

Great pics! do you monitor your blood O2 level while at altitude? good info to know to adjust your O2 flow accordingly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,979
Posted By bret
Interesting, just because they say it was line...

Interesting, just because they say it was line honed or bored, does not mean that they checked and confirmed the finished bore DIA.....precisely, after all, I bet a human did this work. I have...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By bret
What are the two sources of power? if say one is...

What are the two sources of power? if say one is a ship power, 14.5ish VDC, and the other is a backup battery 12.6ish VDC, when you parallel the two power sources by flipping that switch, the ship...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-08-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,187
Posted By bret
Electronic Fuel Injection and...

Electronic Fuel Injection and Ignition...https://www.flyefii.com/
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-06-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,187
Posted By bret
I would not disconnect the battery with the...

I would not disconnect the battery with the engine-alternator running in fear of a voltage spike or other voltage regulator confusion and possibly damaging some onboard electronics or the regulator....
Forum: Painting your RV 03-16-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By bret
You will need to move large amounts of air to...

You will need to move large amounts of air to keep the overspray down, I built a booth with three box fans, and two large inlet filters in the walk in door, it was not enough. I originally had exit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By bret
Hey! you're all set up for EFII :D

Hey! you're all set up for EFII :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,405
Posted By bret
@ 80 psi there is around 1287 pounds of force on...

@ 80 psi there is around 1287 pounds of force on the piston, you don't want that kind of energy getting away form you. Treat that prop like and alligator that will eat you if you let go of it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By bret
Congratulations, exciting!

Congratulations, exciting!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By bret
I did the exact same thing with my infinity...

I did the exact same thing with my infinity grips. P or CP
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By bret
This is a HD high quality 40 amp switch that...

This is a HD high quality 40 amp switch that connects this backup battery to the two isolated fuse bus feeds, each one has its own ECM, coil, fuel pump, and also ties into the avionics fuse bus that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By bret
This is my backup to run the EFII if all else...

This is my backup to run the EFII if all else fails, flip of a switch and I have 2 hours of run time, but landing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,640
Posted By bret
You better get started tomorrow, that illness...

You better get started tomorrow, that illness will add at least 4 years to your build! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,640
Posted By bret
I have a lot of your great products, care to...

I have a lot of your great products, care to share your idea, :rolleyes: got us wondering now, are the anchor point geometries inadequate?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,423
Posted By bret
These solenoids should last a long time...

These solenoids should last a long time unless.......you have a start relay in place of a hold relay-solenoid. one is for intermittent operation and one is designed to remain on continues...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,640
Posted By bret
Question for those that hit the canopy, do you...

Question for those that hit the canopy, do you have a 4 or 5 point harness, and how close were you to the canopy, almost 14 mod?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,579
Posted By bret
Right ON! congratulations! that prop is Huge!

Right ON! congratulations! that prop is Huge!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,360
Posted By bret
sometimes I would get confused with the drawings...

sometimes I would get confused with the drawings up and down ect, the wires go through the spar and the tinny threaded rod will go outside into the airstream pointed towards the trailing edge and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-29-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,862
Posted By bret
Don't fly in the Snow and ICE ? ........sorry :D

Don't fly in the Snow and ICE ? ........sorry :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By bret
Not everyone draws up a wiring diagram and most...

Not everyone draws up a wiring diagram and most are different in many ways. Might ask the group here what the issues you are having. Lots of talent in here.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,357
Posted By bret
I could be wrong, but isn't the design of the...

I could be wrong, but isn't the design of the crowbar to trip that 5 amp CB that feeds the field if there is an overvoltage problem? regulator wacko? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,475
Posted By bret
It was nerve racking drilling that 1 hole in the...

It was nerve racking drilling that 1 hole in the slider. I used a 40, and be sure to not let it pull the bit through the back side as it comes through.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By bret
Good times :D I did so much work on the tips to...

Good times :D I did so much work on the tips to make them look like they go together, it was like they were for different airplanes, lots of fill and block sanding......but carful to not add weight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,972
Posted By bret
I did the long shade https://kogersunshades.com/...

I did the long shade https://kogersunshades.com/ and to bend the longerons http://bullerent.com/experimental/longeron-dies/ I did not do the handles, I just use the center bar, less aft stuff to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,972
Posted By bret
I grew up in Redding, that being said you may...

I grew up in Redding, that being said you may want a sunshade for that slider. Tip: drill the mounting holes for the slide and Velcro tabs before you install the plexi. That was nerve racking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By bret
I remember making a lot adjustments here, one to...

I remember making a lot adjustments here, one to set them up to install the tips, and then again when mounting the VS to the fuse to align the hinge brackets vertical, the bottom part of VS is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,332
Posted By bret
Interesting that the FAA won't allow a non...

Interesting that the FAA won't allow a non reciprocating engine for commercial LSA operations, but what about all those non reciprocating engines operating in the flight levels?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,073
Posted By bret
Observations from the boat, one time.....I took...

Observations from the boat, one time.....I took the fam and friends out to sea in a small boat, all was good while we were under way bow going up and down, everyone was fine then we stopped to fish,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,201
Posted By bret
I believe your statement about the strength of...

I believe your statement about the strength of the plans rod, my problem was trying to tap the threads in the tube, if I had access to a lathe maybe, but I did not trust my hand tap method and they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,972
Posted By bret
yes to all, get that card warmed up :D

yes to all, get that card warmed up :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,201
Posted By bret
After I made these I was shocked at how thin the...

After I made these I was shocked at how thin the material is after threading, if ONE ever failed on final close to the ground, you would have your hands full with an unexpected roll, I went with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By bret
Right ON! congratulations!

Right ON! congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,640
Posted By bret
Do you have great BIG oversized tires on your...

Do you have great BIG oversized tires on your truck also to compensate for.....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,640
Posted By bret
Both are similar in cruise, but coming down from...

Both are similar in cruise, but coming down from altitude in the 7a it is nice to do 190-200 KTAS in calm air and :D
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,706
Posted By bret
A stock Io 360 A1A is 200 HP. 10 HP is not that...

A stock Io 360 A1A is 200 HP. 10 HP is not that significant unless you are going to Reno, at altitude I loose a lot more than 10 HP, but she is still happy :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By bret
lots of issues that you need to prioritize,...

lots of issues that you need to prioritize, engine cooling, brake leaks, imbalanced flight due to miss rigged gear fairings. For me it was the engine cooling factor with piston sprayers and 200 HP,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By bret
Good catch, but I still needed to keep the facts...

Good catch, but I still needed to keep the facts in place to accurately describe the chain of events as they unfolded. I originally posted this on FB for family and they thought the same thing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By bret
True if you are using those lead anchor batteries...

True if you are using those lead anchor batteries :rolleyes: the primary is 4.9 Lbs and backup 20 AH is 7.7 Lbs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By bret
Well, just sharing an experience driving home...

Well, just sharing an experience driving home that was related to my emergency procedures as far as load shedding, in the plane, I do have an Earth X battery that will run the essentials for an hour,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,025
Posted By bret
Altinator failure

So there I was 30 miles to go navigating through the rain and wind trying to get home, then a battery warning light comes on, O **** I knew instantly I had to take action and start load shedding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By bret
Question about Va

So, as it relates to aerobatics, and I see most doing them above Va, what are the guidelines folks are using? under acrobatic weight? and under the max G load limit? I can see where this makes sense...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-08-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,906
Posted By bret
That's good practice I say! no one got chopped in...

That's good practice I say! no one got chopped in half by the prop so all good! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,270
Posted By bret
Infinity stick start user here also, love it...

Infinity stick start user here also, love it there, but I do have a switch that kills it if need be.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By bret
https://i.imgur.com/gJeVaLZ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gJeVaLZ.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By bret
The angle goes under the bend, not the area near...

The angle goes under the bend, not the area near the fuse skin. worked out nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By bret
I am only guessing but it sounds like the lights...

I am only guessing but it sounds like the lights and pitot are grounded at the wing and not a return wire to a common ground, so in this case, find where they grounded the firewall to the battery and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By bret
Is there a separate ground for the engine to...

Is there a separate ground for the engine to firewall besides the battery to engine case or starter, and is a common ground used, like a forest O tabs ?
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By bret
I stand corrected, I was pointing out your...

I stand corrected, I was pointing out your statement on post 22 specifically the word rarely the cause, but it is those few that get my attention more than the out of gas situation, we know what...
Forum: Safety 01-05-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,704
Posted By bret
Maybe true, for most, but what about all those...

Maybe true, for most, but what about all those eye witnesses that describe parts of the aircraft falling off separately from the aircraft before the crash?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,564
Posted By bret
the missing bolts for the SB go in the vertical...

the missing bolts for the SB go in the vertical spacer block on the R.

https://i.imgur.com/lYPFldV.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,970
Posted By bret
A large A&P bill every year. :D

A large A&P bill every year. :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-04-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,564
Posted By bret
Wing Bolts

With the recent loss of another fellow RVer I am saddened and somewhat concerned. I would invite respectful conversation on the subject and cautious not to speculate. I'm sure I am not the only one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,110
Posted By bret
In extreme and rare cases where oil is introduced...

In extreme and rare cases where oil is introduced to the top of the piston via worn valve guide or rings, compression ignition can occur, think how fuel oil is auto ignited in a diesel.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-03-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,110
Posted By bret
I once had a conversation about oil with an oil...

I once had a conversation about oil with an oil guy, I asked about the multi weight oil, he had a very educated complex explanation but the one part I remember is that with a multi weight oil, you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By bret
Depends on what grip you install and how close to...

Depends on what grip you install and how close to the plans you are on the aileron stops, I did the Infinity grips also and cut a lot off to clear the stock panel, I would wait. also I heard it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By bret
Thanks to everyone that answered directly or...

Thanks to everyone that answered directly or indirectly all my dumb questions to help me build an airplane, and to the DR for this wonderful site! :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,359
Posted By bret
If the rings are not sealing well, you could have...

If the rings are not sealing well, you could have some excessive crankcase pressure, you can install this kit and create a vacuum and stop minor engine running oil leaks, I also installed the oil...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-01-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,176
Posted By bret
This is so sad on so many levels, prayers to the...

This is so sad on so many levels, prayers to the family of these two.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By bret
Unless you are working in an unheated area, Then...

Unless you are working in an unheated area, Then the 500 Watt halogen lamp is your best friend :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-20-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 586,780
Posted By bret
Nice paint.

Nice paint.
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