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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ditto. Similar mounting, only 90 degrees...

Ditto. Similar mounting, only 90 degrees different :). 650 hours, no interference or any other issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just like it says in the construction...

Just like it says in the construction manual:

CLEANING AND USE OF LIQUIDS
CAUTION: DO NOT use Loctite, aromatic solvents, acetone, benzene, ethyl acetate, carbon tetrachloride, lighter...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Mine doesn't match up very closely, but it's not...

Mine doesn't match up very closely, but it's not too hard to get the holes to align and start the screws.

There's an easy fix...remake it but change the order of match-drilling/riveting so that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Cases of beer. :)

Cases of beer. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The Garmin VIRB360 can take external audio via...

The Garmin VIRB360 can take external audio via Bluetooth, BUT...I found it to be flaky. I have the CrazedPilot audio splitter cable + bluetooth wireless microphone thing. And here's the really...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,329
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I don't know if this is right or wrong, or...

I don't know if this is right or wrong, or applicable or not, but IIRC a few folks a while back advocated for pulling the reamer through the hole, rather than pushing.

More experienced folks may...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Eutectic tin/lead solder melts at 183 C, or about...

Eutectic tin/lead solder melts at 183 C, or about 362 F. Someone said they set their heat gun to 800 F...that seems *way* too high for any solder used for electronics, even eutectic ones that don't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,902
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Switch it with the adjacent cylinder's probe and...

Switch it with the adjacent cylinder's probe and see if moves with the probe, or stays with the cylinder.
Forum: GPS 04-07-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You also don't have to buy from Jepp. Garmin...

You also don't have to buy from Jepp. Garmin sells the databases themselves, cheaper (and the card reader/programmer is cheaper, too).
Forum: Safety 04-02-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have a tip-up, but the advice is probably...

I have a tip-up, but the advice is probably equally applicable to sliders:

Ignore it
Slow down to a reasonable airspeed (no need to go blasting around at Vno :))
Land
Shut it

Ask me how I know this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,013
Posted By RV7A Flyer
RAC Wing Walk material

I think ACS carries the same product now, but I got mine from Ray Allen IIRC, and they've held up extremely well. 6+ years now and they look brand new, and a buddy has had them on his 8 for around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 203,924
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm a bit confused...maybe just slow today...

I'm a bit confused...maybe just slow today :)...how's it work? You have to move the forward tab aft, then push in on the aft tab to swing the latch handle out. How do you do that with this thingie...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By RV7A Flyer
McMaster-Carr carries a bunch of different...

McMaster-Carr carries a bunch of different styles. IIRC that's where I got mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,241
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So that's what I was referring to about the...

So that's what I was referring to about the tiedown bar not being tapped deeply enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,241
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Hmmmm...then how did they bend at a point partway...

Hmmmm...then how did they bend at a point partway along the threaded portion?

You mean screwed in all the way *to the skin*? With the tiedown bar behind the skin some fraction of an inch? I know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,241
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I don't know if it would make any difference at...

I don't know if it would make any difference at all, but were these screwed in as far as possible (is the tie-down bar tapped deeply enough)? Probably would have just bent them closer to the ring, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Also, Fault Tree Analysis is a good method if...

Also, Fault Tree Analysis is a good method if done well...you end up with all potential fault causes, and then a choice to either mitigate them or accept them as SPF exceptions.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,885
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So stop right there...you are now designing at...

So stop right there...you are now designing at DUAL-fault tolerant system. This gets to one of the baseline requirements for any sort of fault protection engineering: Is the system required to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,219
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Never is a long time, especially in a climate...

Never is a long time, especially in a climate that encourages privatization of government assets.

I guess, in the end, my biggest problem is with the government forcing one to acquire/use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,219
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Still not addressing the hypothetical...NO...

Still not addressing the hypothetical...NO changes in n-number formats by the FAA, n-numbers still REQUIRED by law, and a company rich enough to reserve them all and then charge whatever price they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,219
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The underlying problem, of course, is that it's...

The underlying problem, of course, is that it's NOT a free market (unless you take the position that you can always just not own an airplane). The government requires you to have an n-number, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,219
Posted By RV7A Flyer
DMV analogies are flawed. DMV does not allow one...

DMV analogies are flawed. DMV does not allow one to reserve vanity plates. You have to have an actual vehicle to put it on. You can't go on to the DMV site, reserve boatloads of plate numbers, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,699
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Corollary: No matter what thing/part/system/tool...

Corollary: No matter what thing/part/system/tool you say you have, at least half of the responding posts will be about things/parts/systems/tools that are not that (and how you should never have used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Sounds like an acceptable method...weigh it and...

Sounds like an acceptable method...weigh it and check the pressure gauge. Guy I talked to said, basically, they either leak or they don't, and if they leak, you'll see it on the gauge. Otherwise,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So I talked to a local service center guy for my...

So I talked to a local service center guy for my FE (Halon 1211), and his advice? As long as the gauge is in the green, leave it alone. It'll be just fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,419
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://shop.cardinalpaint.com/collections/cardina...

https://shop.cardinalpaint.com/collections/cardinal-stock/products/cardinal-gray?variant=28495942595

I bought two cans of spray paint from them last year. LVP, IIRC, also stocks touch-up pens in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,708
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yes, I did this...I added several layers of...

Yes, I did this...I added several layers of glass, about 2" in width or so, along the entire edge, top and bottom, right up to the edge. I had planned ahead for this, so I knew it would mean adding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 270
Posted By RV7A Flyer
VIRB360 Bluetooth audio

Anyone know how to get the VIRB360 to automatically reconnect to a Bluetooth microphone? I got the one from CrazedPilot, and it works fine, but I have to tell the VIRB to reconnect (not re-pair)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Then the previous owner should have thought of...

Then the previous owner should have thought of that before making a sale. Now that the deal is done, some sort of BOS or equivalent is in order, no?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Once an engineer, always an engineer :) Before...

Once an engineer, always an engineer :) Before you know it, Paul's going to have you doing an FTA on this setup LOL!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This may bear repeating...if you source locally,...

This may bear repeating...if you source locally, make sure it's *structural* aluminum angle extrusion (radiused on the inner angle).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Depends on the insurance policy, of course, but...

Depends on the insurance policy, of course, but just re-checked mine and there is absolutely no mention of any such "pro-rating" of any payments for damage.

What does the policy on the aircraft in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,033
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You know the funniest part of this? That it was...

You know the funniest part of this? That it was a C-130 *quick build*. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,033
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Funny you should mention that...as a grad student...

Funny you should mention that...as a grad student with a TA, I taught College Algebra, a *required* course for graduation regardless of major. And yes, I had students come in after the final, who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,033
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Old thread, but fun :) Yep, same dream about the...

Old thread, but fun :) Yep, same dream about the wires (haven't had one in a long time, though). Never able to escape. Be an interesting poll to see what percentage, of those who have had the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Or just make another access cover. and proseal...

Or just make another access cover. and proseal it..it's just a small piece of aluminum. Biggest cost there would just be your time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-02-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,140
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Kalman filter.

Kalman filter.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,923
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Agreed. So something about *this* design allowed...

Agreed. So something about *this* design allowed a Single Point Failure at the diode which took everything out. But I don't think the Z-whatever design from Nuckolls has that flaw...failure of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By RV7A Flyer
There's the understatement of the year :)

There's the understatement of the year :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,923
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I disagree. The *flight instruments* are most...

I disagree. The *flight instruments* are most important (if you're in IMC), followed by the navigation. ATC will see you and get people out of your way, and you can deal with the lost comm later. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-28-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,923
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Seems like the failure was not the design, but...

Seems like the failure was not the design, but the implementation, as noted below (inadequate heat sink), perhaps. There must be hundreds or even thousands of planes flying around with this design,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,923
Posted By RV7A Flyer
There are always "better" options. But what is...

There are always "better" options. But what is unacceptable about the original solution?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,923
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ummm....Why not?

Ummm....Why not?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,689
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Did he indicate that one was *required*?

Did he indicate that one was *required*?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,106
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, while you're at it, might as well try to...

Well, while you're at it, might as well try to find the flashpoint of ketchup, too! Wouldn't want those ketchup-filled brake lines catching on fire :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,106
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not a materials scientist, but that seems to put...

Not a materials scientist, but that seems to put it about the viscosity of ketchup, per Wikipedia :).

Doesn't seem like that'd be much of an issue even IF one were flying around at -40F.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By RV7A Flyer
How old is it? Check the service bulletins...

How old is it? Check the service bulletins (there are a handful, but only one that was significant back in like 2013).

I think the only way to answer your question is for you to find and HDX and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,048
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So is driving, but DMV doesn't allow anyone to go...

So is driving, but DMV doesn't allow anyone to go on-line and look up the owner of a vehicle, get their address, etc. Lots of things are done in public, but that doesn't mean I want the government...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,048
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I've said this before...it'll take somebody doing...

I've said this before...it'll take somebody doing something stupid and dangerous to get them to change it. Somebody's ex or a lunatic harasser will track somebody down (or their family) using FAA...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Multi-line items...the text says to use the...

Multi-line items...the text says to use the "Insert Blank Line Button", but there is no such button on the dialog box.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-23-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have a flop tube on the left, standard on the...

I have a flop tube on the left, standard on the right, and didn't put an access panel on either. If the day ever comes when I need to get to one of them, well, then I'll add an access panel. For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, I just didn't want someone (newbie :))...

Yeah, I just didn't want someone (newbie :)) panicking thinking they had to go around and swap out all the Nylocks that Lycoming (or a Lyclone vendor) had installed when the engine was built. I used...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I did almost exactly the same thing, except for...

I did almost exactly the same thing, except for initialing each page and cutting the corner. Copies of the build manual and copies of the drawings, check marked/dated every item in the manual, L/R...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By RV7A Flyer
As noted numerous times, somebody forgot to tell...

As noted numerous times, somebody forgot to tell Lycoming that :)
Forum: Safety 02-21-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Pretty sure "cruise phase" is a thing, too. ...

Pretty sure "cruise phase" is a thing, too. Isn't it one of the fields in an accident report from NTSB ("Phase of Flight:", includes "cruise")?

Every part of any flight is in *some* phase of...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By RV7A Flyer
From the FAA's "Airplane Flying Handbook", Ch....

From the FAA's "Airplane Flying Handbook", Ch. 16, Transition to Light Sport Airplanes:



Discussion is mostly about how lighter aircraft can be more adversely affected by stronger/gustier winds,...
Forum: Safety 02-17-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,184
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Right on. :) I was thinking of *landing*...

Right on. :) I was thinking of *landing* conditions, but of course, any such hypothetical limit would be applicable to all phases of flight.

LOL!
Forum: Safety 02-16-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,184
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The 12 is LSA, and TBH I don't know a thing about...

The 12 is LSA, and TBH I don't know a thing about LSA requirements. I do know that there's no "POH" from Van's on the 7, 8, etc., let alone any limitations published by Van's on headwinds for those...
Forum: Safety 02-16-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,184
Posted By RV7A Flyer
There is? Where? I would think the only headwind...

There is? Where?

I would think the only headwind limitation would be a physical one...as in, headwind velocity > stall speed.
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,553
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have a CDI torque wrench that is 10-50 in-lb...

I have a CDI torque wrench that is 10-50 in-lb range...perfect for those AN3 bolts (25 in-lb, as I recall).

I don't think the 20-whatever range wrenches will work...at least not very accurately...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By RV7A Flyer
LOL! I see what you did there... :)

LOL! I see what you did there... :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm going to guess you never wrote code to find...

I'm going to guess you never wrote code to find an extrema from a sequence of user inputs.
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