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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,683
Posted By Mhead
Can someone email me the pdf template for a...

Can someone email me the pdf template for a Hartzell BA prop? Thanks.
Forum: Southeast 07-19-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mhead
I just relocated to NWA and have an RV-7 under...

I just relocated to NWA and have an RV-7 under construction southwest of Bentonville you could look at and discuss.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,873
Posted By Mhead
I bought one of these from Harbor Freight and cut...

I bought one of these from Harbor Freight and cut the bottom of the angle iron legs off even with the bottom horizontal flat stock support. The height works out good to level my -7 fuselage. The tail...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,089
Posted By Mhead
I have been mulling this decision for a few years...

I have been mulling this decision for a few years now as I slowly build my -7. Reading this forum, visiting the vendors at Oshkosh every year and talking with RV builder friends wasn't enough for me...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By Mhead
Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I've...

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I've looked at Mike's site a fair amount and some other older ones which has been very helpful with some things, but I am hoping to find someone with similar...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By Mhead
Builder site recommendation

I'm building a -7 slider with a Superior (Barrett) IO-360, AFP-150 horizontal induction, dual P-mags, Hartzell BA prop, Dual Garmin G3X. Any recommendations on the best builder project logs with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-20-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mhead
Any issue with using 295-UVW which is white in...

Any issue with using 295-UVW which is white in color?
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,287
Posted By Mhead
I'm running up against this same issue with my...

I'm running up against this same issue with my Superior IO-360. Anyone have a description or photos of a good solution?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,619
Posted By Mhead
9WN2 - Voyager Village as previously mentioned. ...

9WN2 - Voyager Village as previously mentioned. It has a great golf course, clubhouse, bar and grill/restaurant a couple hundred yards from the tie down area on south end of the runway. A great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mhead
Ok great, thanks. Anyone else have some ljcs to...

Ok great, thanks. Anyone else have some ljcs to share?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mhead
I just mounted the trombone dual muffler exhaust...

I just mounted the trombone dual muffler exhaust to my Barrett/Superior IO-360 on an RV-7. Does anyone have pictures of the rear hanger details they could share?
Forum: Safety 12-18-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,256
Posted By Mhead
Thanks Tom and Kyle. Once I confirm they are all...

Thanks Tom and Kyle. Once I confirm they are all the right length I'll decide what I want to do. Tom, you did some brake lines and fuel lines for me already, great workmanship and service, thanks....
Forum: Safety 12-17-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,256
Posted By Mhead
My firewall forward kit arrived yesterday,. What...

My firewall forward kit arrived yesterday,. What is the best option for fire sleeving the braided oil lines that came with it? The fuel lines are already fire sleeved. Thanks.
Forum: Safety 01-16-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,322
Posted By Mhead
My employer had a Cessna 441 Conquest II that...

My employer had a Cessna 441 Conquest II that took off with the tow bar attached. Pilots heard a banging and nose wheel wouldn't retract fully. They landed on the mains and held the nose up as long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,070
Posted By Mhead
Does anyone have more recent Lasik experience to...

Does anyone have more recent Lasik experience to share and more specifically, monovision correction? I've talked to my AME and he said I would just need glasses to correct the monovision when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,427
Posted By Mhead
If it was me, I would have them saw cut the...

If it was me, I would have them saw cut the perimeter of the bad part, remove the slab and repour it. Every other proposed fix on this post is a bandaid that will save the contractor money now, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,760
Posted By Mhead
I just received some shortened fuel hoses from...

I just received some shortened fuel hoses from Tom yesterday. Best wishes Tom on your recovery.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-25-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,688
Posted By Mhead
Great trip Roger. I need to come and see your...

Great trip Roger. I need to come and see your bird.......
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,140
Posted By Mhead
I opened up the actuator and relocated the split...

I opened up the actuator and relocated the split pin as mentioned by Kent N in a previous post. I moved it 5/8" which yielded a reduction in flap travel of approx five degrees. With full down flap I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 618,039
Posted By Mhead
Congratulations Roger, Julie, and sons! You have...

Congratulations Roger, Julie, and sons! You have a great airplane. Best of luck and wishing you many wonderful adventures.

Gary and Diane
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 618,039
Posted By Mhead
Looks really nice Roger. Congratulations! I will...

Looks really nice Roger. Congratulations! I will come down and see her soon.
Gary
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,766
Posted By Mhead
I picked up Bob Hoover's book and took pictures...

I picked up Bob Hoover's book and took pictures of him and my son's while he signed it. I remember watching him fly his engine out routine in the early 80's as a kid and it was cool to introduce my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By Mhead
I'm almost ready to mount and drill the wings on...

I'm almost ready to mount and drill the wings on my -7. I'm in, great idea.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-31-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,231
Posted By Mhead
Thanks for confirming this. Knowing the...

Thanks for confirming this. Knowing the importance of this step, I really didn't want to mess it up.
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-31-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,231
Posted By Mhead
I'm at the point where the manual calls for...

I'm at the point where the manual calls for setting the wing incidence. I'd rather not close the wings yet though. Any other confirmations like Greg's earlier post that it is ok to mount the wings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By Mhead
This year had a real highlight moment for me, but...

This year had a real highlight moment for me, but I didn't realize it at the time just how important it would be. I was going for a walk during the airshow on Saturday afternoon and saw Paul...
Forum: Safety 06-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,569
Posted By Mhead
+1 for the Mountain Flying Bible. I had a...

+1 for the Mountain Flying Bible. I had a mountain checkout several years ago and the instructor in Rifle, CO required its reading before the flight. We had a couple hour review on the ground and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,206
Posted By Mhead
I used leftover J-channel from the fuselage kit. ...

I used leftover J-channel from the fuselage kit. I didn't go full length of the armrest, stopped maybe three inches short of each end. Dimpled and back riveted them on the horizontal surface, not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,758
Posted By Mhead
I have decided in the last year or so to paint my...

I have decided in the last year or so to paint my RV-7 in Marine VMA-AW-242 colors from the time period of January 1969 when they flew A-6A's. The Intruder isn't the prettiest aircraft, but when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,559
Posted By Mhead
I have wasted a lot of time using masking tape in...

I have wasted a lot of time using masking tape in different locations as needed. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By Mhead
Pin 37, thanks for the reply and search term tip....

Pin 37, thanks for the reply and search term tip. My problem is different though in that I have the crotch strap brackets already riveted to the ribs and the bolt holes don't line up due to the two...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By Mhead
I also had two of the ribs in the wrong location...

I also had two of the ribs in the wrong location as mentioned in this thread and match drilled the bolt holes to the F-704 bulkhead before I realized the problem. The rivet holes match up fine and I...
Forum: Interiors 05-25-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,813
Posted By Mhead
Thanks for the input from everyone, I know this...

Thanks for the input from everyone, I know this topic is almost a "primer war" type discussion.

Chiefpilot Brad, do you have any pics of your interior you could post or send me? Also, my in-laws...
Forum: Interiors 05-17-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,813
Posted By Mhead
Rustoleum Metallic Satin Nickel for interior?

I have sprayed some test areas of my aft fuse with a few of the various rattle can paints that have been discussed on VAF to see what I liked. My favorite so far in appearance over the various...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By Mhead
Do the crotch strap mounts come standard with the...

Do the crotch strap mounts come standard with the fuse kits or is it an option to the standard kit? My fuse kit was purchased 9/2011, but I don't see reference to any of the parts and didn't see it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,857
Posted By Mhead
I used the extended backrivet set from Cleaveland...

I used the extended backrivet set from Cleaveland with very good results. Like Mike says, the length makes the slight angle caused by the rib flange a non-issue, especially if you flex the rib out...
Forum: Tools 12-26-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,134
Posted By Mhead
I have used #30 and #40 for match drilling rivet...

I have used #30 and #40 for match drilling rivet holes a lot. The only other one I wish I had so far was 1/4" for the aileron bellcrank bushings and the control column bushings. I am just starting...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-13-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,051
Posted By Mhead
I've searched the internet and have found some...

I've searched the internet and have found some good information, thanks Bubblehead and Stick for your replies too. Anyone out there with first hand experiences/photos or more obsure internet sites...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-11-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,051
Posted By Mhead
Marine A-6 Squadron VMA(aw)242 paint scheme...

I have decided on a paint scheme for my -7 and plan to honor a fellow Wisconsin native, Capt Edwin James (Jimmy) Fickler and his B/N Lt Robert Kuhlman from Richmond, Indiana who went missing in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,422
Posted By Mhead
Great job KC Flight! It is nice to see favorable...

Great job KC Flight! It is nice to see favorable coverage of GA. Too bad they couldn't get into the background story of being homebuilts, etc. Our segment could use the good PR in particular.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,331
Posted By Mhead
Talking Kevin, this is too funny! Was Bee Gee flying...

Kevin, this is too funny! Was Bee Gee flying lead? That may explain the dome shape up front!
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-15-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,997
Posted By Mhead
I haven't dealt with an issue like this regarding...

I haven't dealt with an issue like this regarding the FAA, but wish you luck. I did land on a "closed" runway on my checkride after an Ercoupe went off the end of it and ended up hidden in a grassy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 19,215
Posted By Mhead
I haven't flown myself for a couple years due to...

I haven't flown myself for a couple years due to working on the project and trying to save money for it, but I do spend a lot of time driving and flying commercially. When these songs come up on my...
Forum: Tools 08-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,719
Posted By Mhead
I like the insulation board idea also. I'm not...

I like the insulation board idea also. I'm not sure what your humidity is down there in August, but you might have a lot of condensation to deal with. You could tape in a couple plastic windows for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By Mhead
It's always fun to get new stuff from the...

It's always fun to get new stuff from the delivery guy, I haven't had anything nearly as cool as your shipment delivered yet though. Looking forward to that day.

Sig, I have been thinking about the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,567
Posted By Mhead
It is ironic to me how some high time...

It is ironic to me how some high time ATP/Military types on this board made a huge deal a few weeks ago out of lowly private pilots even thinking of questioning their flying behavior and potentially...
Forum: Tools 06-20-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,264
Posted By Mhead
A good practice is to slope the air lines back...

A good practice is to slope the air lines back towards the compressor receiver tank to catch any condensation, just remember to drain it occasionally. Also, plumb any drops vertically off the top of...
Forum: Midwest 04-27-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 638
Posted By Mhead
Storm Lake, IA area builders?

I will be in the Storm Lake area every now and then and was wondering if there are any RV projects completed or underway in the area that I could visit.
Forum: Web Site Development 03-11-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,466
Posted By Mhead
Thanks Matt for the support.....

I had an issue with my hard drive and struggled to get Kitlog reloaded. Matt sent me instructions promptly and I was up and running again. Great support. Thanks.
Forum: Midwest 02-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By Mhead
Free - wooden wing jig used for -7 in Chicago/RFD area

I just built a cradle for my wings and have a wooden wing jig to pass on to another builder. The uprights are made of back to back 2x4's with one end extending to the ceiling and the other end...
Forum: Midwest 02-03-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By Mhead
Wanted: Wing Cradle for -7 near Chicago, RFD

Looking for a wing cradle for a -7 in the Chicago or Rockford area.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-12-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Mhead
Duckworks retrofit to completed leading edge on -7, how hard is it?

Both of my leading edges are complete and closed up, how hard is it to install a duckworks or other manufacturer landing/taxi light? I won't be flying for a few years, does it make sense to wait and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,031
Posted By Mhead
Motion sickness in an RV worse than a 172?

My wife gets a little motion sickness when in the back of a car and has some anxiety about what it will be like in the -7. She has flown in 172's with me and not had an issue. Any thoughts or past...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-02-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mhead
Woodlake as mentioned above does a nice job...

I live on the field at Sandwich and always enjoy looking over the finished planes as they wait to go home. They do nice work and are price competitive from what I hear. I don't have a relationship...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mhead
Brian, thanks for your comments and suggestions. ...

Brian, thanks for your comments and suggestions. I had forgot about the center section coming with the wings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Mhead
What to look for when buying partially completed wings?

I am planning to buy a wing kit from Van's or a partially completed set of wings for a -7. What should I look for in a kit that someone else has started other than workmanship, etc? Any issues with...
Forum: Tools 04-19-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,819
Posted By Mhead
Main Squeeze from Cleaveland is awesome...

My sons are 11 and 14 and can handle the Cleaveland hand squeezer with no problems. It has an aluminum handle which makes it lighter weight and the design requires less force to squeeze -3 or -4's. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,889
Posted By Mhead
Minimum clearance between and around wings on jigs?

I am currently building in one bay of a three car garage. With winter approaching, I want to stay with this arrangement while building the wings so I can keep two cars inside. If building both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,914
Posted By Mhead
Miss Diane.....

in appreciation of my wife for tolerating the pursuit of this dream. She (somewhat) jokingly says the project will be the end of us, at which time I will certainly.....Miss Diane.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mhead
The hinge holds the rod end bearing from turning....

The hinge holds the rod end bearing from turning. I'm not sure about the torque here at work.
Forum: Midwest 07-02-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 943
Posted By Mhead
I know a few of the guys from Chapter 101 and...

I know a few of the guys from Chapter 101 and they normally meet in Schaumburg I believe. They are an active chapter and do a lot of volunteer and set up work for Oshkosh each year. A good way to...
Forum: Midwest 02-19-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,864
Posted By Mhead
I live in Sandwich (Woodlake Landing) which is...

I live in Sandwich (Woodlake Landing) which is more West of Chicago than South, just Southwest of ARR. We have a newly repaved 3,000' 8-26 runway and a grass strip of about 2,000' 18-36. The house...
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