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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,496
Posted By ChuckGant
I loved my Oregon Aero military helmet liner as...

I loved my Oregon Aero military helmet liner as well as their seat cushions, but I did not feel that the Bose A20 ear cushions attenuated the noise as well as the Bose cushions. I just replaced my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By ChuckGant
I have one that I'm pretty happy with. A...

I have one that I'm pretty happy with. A compilation of several I found around the net. Send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you a copy in Word format.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By ChuckGant
Great ideas guys. I appreciate the input. May...

Great ideas guys. I appreciate the input. May be a few days before I can get out there to try them out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By ChuckGant
New High Oil Pressure Before Takeoff

We have an RV7 with an IO-360/CS Prop.
We are using Grand Rapids Horizon EX with the oil pressure warning alarm set to go off at 99 psi. The Lycoming manual says 115, but the highest setting allowed...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,290
Posted By ChuckGant
Do you have electronic ignition? We have PMags...

Do you have electronic ignition?
We have PMags and when we switched to automotive spark plugs, our hot start problems disappeared.

TIFWIW.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,450
Posted By ChuckGant
When you have time, would you post an...

When you have time, would you post an explanation? Im sure many of us would love to know.

OP, so... whats your technique?
Forum: Safety 02-07-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By ChuckGant
I use an app called “Create Booklet for Mac”. It...

I use an app called “Create Booklet for Mac”. It costs $10, but is well worth the price. I use it to reduce my POH to half size and then cut the sheets in half and take it to FedEx Office to have it...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,773
Posted By ChuckGant
Wouldn't 1-in-1000 be a 0.1% death rate? If...

Wouldn't 1-in-1000 be a 0.1% death rate?

If you avoid the type of flying that adds a bit more risk such as low altitude aerobatics, formation flight, IMC, etc. and avoid risky behavior such as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,981
Posted By ChuckGant
We are very happy with our P-Mags. After talking...

We are very happy with our P-Mags. After talking to the owner at Sun-n-Fun (Brad I think?) we switched to automotive spark plugs and saw a real improvement in starting performance, especially when...
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 19,009
Posted By ChuckGant
Kathy or anyone else, Is this module...

Kathy or anyone else,
Is this module adequate overvoltage protection for a 60A internally regulated alternator and EarthX...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By ChuckGant
I used an illustration software called Affinity...

I used an illustration software called Affinity Designer (https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/) to create my paint scheme. There is definitely a learning curve, but with practice you can get good...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,113
Posted By ChuckGant
This is what I...

This is what I have:

https://www.amazon.com/Lifehammer-LH-RET-O1-Emergency-Tool-Orange/dp/B000BN3A4Y

Check out this video:
https://youtu.be/fRvQxGl4kt4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,398
Posted By ChuckGant
We bought our RV7 with 125 hours on a fresh...

We bought our RV7 with 125 hours on a fresh IO-360 and 1 Series-113 E-mag and 1 Series 113 P-mag. Per Brad's guidance, we sent them both back during the annual and had them upgraded to both be...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-19-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,810
Posted By ChuckGant
We bought our SPOT after performing a forced...

We bought our SPOT after performing a forced landing into a cow pasture, due to an engine failure. I now feel much more comfortable about my ability to get help if it were to happen again in a more...
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,015
Posted By ChuckGant
Just to add to your options, have you looked at...

Just to add to your options, have you looked at the iFly740. I have one of those and absolutely love it.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,356
Posted By ChuckGant
There is no way I would ever consider a black...

There is no way I would ever consider a black upholstery on a canopy type aircraft. You will fry as soon as you sit down.
Forum: ADS-B 05-23-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,755
Posted By ChuckGant
I predict that it will just be a matter of time...

I predict that it will just be a matter of time (after 2020) that they use this data to implement user fees and possibly automatic flight violations. Just think how easy it would be to automatically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By ChuckGant
Ours is mounted horizontally on the bottom side...

Ours is mounted horizontally on the bottom side of the crossmember, behind the right seat.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,620
Posted By ChuckGant
First I've heard about the RV Hotel. Maybe not...

First I've heard about the RV Hotel. Maybe not enough people are aware of it. Now that you brought it up, I found it on the front page of the website, but I hadn't noticed it in the past. Great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,495
Posted By ChuckGant
International Jets, in Gadsden, AL painted our...

International Jets, in Gadsden, AL painted our airplane and did an awesome job. However, they have been bought out by Code 1 Aviation. I have no idea if Code 1 does paint or if the same crew is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By ChuckGant
This is the way I see it too, but not sure if I'm...

This is the way I see it too, but not sure if I'm missing something more important. An IR alternator is pretty cheap, so if it fails, my priorities are:
1. Not have a fire.
2. Protect my EMags so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By ChuckGant
So is the module that Stein Aero sells and the...

So is the module that Stein Aero sells and the DIY plans from Charlie the same thing? If so, is the only downside to these that the cut the alternator off cold, which can damage the alternator? If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By ChuckGant
Overvoltage Protection with EarthX battery

OK, so I read through this entire thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148476&highlight=earthx) regarding an over voltage situation that fried a guys avionics. After...
Forum: ADS-B 04-11-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,447
Posted By ChuckGant
Talked to the UAvionix guys at SnF. Their Echo...

Talked to the UAvionix guys at SnF. Their Echo looks like a great solution for about $1000 without the GPS, or $1500 with the GPS. Then talked to Mark at Grand Rapids Technology, and they are going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By ChuckGant
Good places to stop on the way to Sun-n-Fun 2017?

Thought we could start a list of descent airports to stop in the Southeast on the way to Sun-n-Fun.

One of my favorites is KMVC, Monroe County, Monroeville, AL
http://www.airnav.com/airport/KMVC

It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,541
Posted By ChuckGant
A few more pictures taken today in direct...

A few more pictures taken today in direct sunlight....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,541
Posted By ChuckGant
1. Did you also upgrade the AHRS if so was it the...

1. Did you also upgrade the AHRS if so was it the adaptive AHRS?
- We kept the original AHRS. Works fine.

2. How about the magnetometer?
- We kept the original magnemometer, but had to recalibrate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,541
Posted By ChuckGant
We did it in January. - Great upgrade. The...

We did it in January.
- Great upgrade. The difference in resolution is very nice.
- I like the synthetic vision.
- You will have an internal GPS in each unit.
- Much brighter in than the WS.
-...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,837
Posted By ChuckGant
Mine didn't come with one either. I'll send you a...

Mine didn't come with one either. I'll send you a copy of the one I put together.
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,893
Posted By ChuckGant
Regarding UAvionix, I recently inquired on their...

Regarding UAvionix, I recently inquired on their other ADS-B unit, the echo ATU-20 (http://www.uavionix.com/products/echo-atu-20/) that is being developed for the US manned market. Here is the email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,574
Posted By ChuckGant
Will you post more information on this Gallagher...

Will you post more information on this Gallagher fellow?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-22-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,437
Posted By ChuckGant
Very nice post Jake. Prayers to the families.

Very nice post Jake. Prayers to the families.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,175
Posted By ChuckGant
Great! I think I got it. I appreciate the help...

Great! I think I got it. I appreciate the help and will let you know how it goes.

- Chuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,175
Posted By ChuckGant
Thanks for the help guys. Here is another...

Thanks for the help guys. Here is another diagram from the 12VDC manual:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/Screen%20Shot%202016-12-14%20at%209.21.07%20AM_zpstniblrfl.png

I will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,175
Posted By ChuckGant
I decided to buy this GSM switch from Amazon...

I decided to buy this GSM switch from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Generic-GSM-AUTO-AC-Output-Control-Contact/dp/B00XVWG3ZA) to allow me to remotely turn on my engine heater. The directions are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By ChuckGant
I just upgraded our old WS to the Horizon EX. ...

I just upgraded our old WS to the Horizon EX. The resolution and brightness are definitely an improvement. The Horizon EX has all of the features of the WS plus synthetic vision and built in GPS. ...
Forum: ADS-B 12-08-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,566
Posted By ChuckGant
This is awesome. I've never played with Rasberry...

This is awesome. I've never played with Rasberry Pi projects, but look forward to giving it a shot.

Has anyone tried the Ping Buddy sold by...
Forum: ADS-B 12-02-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,586
Posted By ChuckGant
SkyguardTWX Reviews?

We were planning on installing a Navworx ADS-B in our RV7, but have had second thoughts due to there current FAA issues.

The SkyguardTWX looks like it may be a good alternative, but I can't find...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,390
Posted By ChuckGant
Congratulations Mark! I notice you're from...

Congratulations Mark!
I notice you're from Collierville. We also live in Collierville and have an RV7 down in Holly Springs. I'm always looking to meet other RV pilots. Maybe we'll run into you one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 390,926
Posted By ChuckGant
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant...

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/533CV/IMG_1330_zpstrromh5c.jpg

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/533CV/IMG_1341_zpsvdkqqeqc.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,896
Posted By ChuckGant
I used these hole plugs. The elongated hole gives...

I used these hole plugs. The elongated hole gives a little more room to work....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,884
Posted By ChuckGant
I bought a mount that screws onto my wingtip...

I bought a mount that screws onto my wingtip screws and one that screws into the tie-down screws. Both work great. I picked them up here: http://www.thehdpilot.com/blog-article.aspx?id=23.

This...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-18-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,071
Posted By ChuckGant
Outstanding! Nice job Roger.

Outstanding! Nice job Roger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2016, 07:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,175
Posted By ChuckGant
I am resurrecting this old thread as I research...

I am resurrecting this old thread as I research solutions for turning on my engine heater from home. It looks like technology has changed since this thread was originally posted and this switch from...
Forum: GPS 10-07-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,684
Posted By ChuckGant
Another great option is the iFly740...

Another great option is the iFly740 (https://www.iflygps.com/SYSTEMS/iFly740.aspx).

I considered both the iFly and the Garmin 660. The are comparably priced and are both great products. The iFly...
Forum: Southeast 09-29-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 536
Posted By ChuckGant
Fly-In - October 1st - Savannah, TN (KSNH)

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/F28B552E-09B9-40DA-823F-042DA62BE487_zpsqlmoq0aw.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By ChuckGant
Wire Size for Piano Hinges on RV-7 Seat

Quick questions...
Will someone please tell me the diameter of the piano hinge wire for the seats on an RV7, and a good place to buy it?

Thanks
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,001
Posted By ChuckGant
I highly recommend International Jets in Gadsden,...

I highly recommend International Jets in Gadsden, AL (KGAD), just north of Birmingham. The paint shop supervisor, Micah Nash, provided exceptional customer service and did a phenomenal job on the...
Forum: Safety 07-12-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,637
Posted By ChuckGant
I choked on a sandwich one day while flying a...

I choked on a sandwich one day while flying a KingAir 350 over the Persian Gulf. Fortunately I was able to get out of the seat and save myself. The other pilot had no idea what I was doing, and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-07-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,395
Posted By ChuckGant
Mid-South Area Flyers - Favorite quick trips

Hello all,

My father and I are fairly new RV-7 owners, based out of Holly Springs, MS (M41), located just southeast of Memphis. We often like to take quick day trips for lunch, or weekend trips...
Forum: Interiors 05-31-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By ChuckGant
Thanks Dale. What about the piano hinges,...

Thanks Dale. What about the piano hinges, F-637D&E? Where would I find those?
Forum: Interiors 05-31-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By ChuckGant
RV-7 Seat Backs for Parachutes

Hello all,
We own an RV7, but did not build it. I has a very nice interior, with nice, padded seat backs. Because of the padding, there is not enough room to wear our backpack style...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,819
Posted By ChuckGant
Bought a iFly740 at Sun-n-Fun this year and...

Bought a iFly740 at Sun-n-Fun this year and absolutely love it. I panel mounted it and have No problem reading it under the canopy of my RV7.

iFly also has an iPad app that has the same...
Forum: RV-12 05-21-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By ChuckGant
These guys should be able to help. They were...

These guys should be able to help. They were very helpful when I painted my RV7.
http://www.highergraphics.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,777
Posted By ChuckGant
Pappy Tail Dragger Ground Loop Spinner Hot...

Pappy
Tail Dragger
Ground Loop
Spinner
Hot Shot
Flyer
Shooter
Bomber
Roger
Wilco
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By ChuckGant
Engine Management Alarm Settings

Hello all,
I am trying to minimize the number of nusacence alarms I get with my GRT EIS4000 set-up, so I was wondering what values are common for:
EGT
CHT
Cylinder Head cooling rate
Max fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,076
Posted By ChuckGant
Thank you all for the compliments. We are very...

Thank you all for the compliments. We are very happy with her.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,076
Posted By ChuckGant
New Paint Job!

Just picked up our RV-7 from the paint shop.

The boys at International Jets in Gadsden, AL did a phenomenal job turning my design into reality. The paint shop supervisor, Micah, was extremely...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By ChuckGant
Help me upgrade my GRT WS panel

Anyone want to help me upgrade my panel.

I am a fairly new RV-7 owner.
It currently has:
GRT Horizon WS x 2 with one GPS module.
Garmin 396 in a panel mount.
Both of these are driving a TruTrak ADI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,365
Posted By ChuckGant
I'm painting my plane now and planning on...

I'm painting my plane now and planning on installing this tape. How long does it usually last on a hangared airplane? Are we talking a year or two, or like 10 years?

Thanks
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-31-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By ChuckGant
Here's discussion on this topic: ...

Here's discussion on this topic: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=131860

This is what I use after mine fell and cracked. Works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,188
Posted By ChuckGant
Congrats Jeff. We just joined the club back in...

Congrats Jeff. We just joined the club back in November and absolutely love our RV-7.

FYI,
There is a monthly fly-in breakfast down in Clifton, TN on the second Saturday of every month. ...
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