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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-19-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,820
Posted By RV7A Flyer
As mentioned several times, get the Aerolectric...

As mentioned several times, get the Aerolectric Connection to start. Also, the NASA Spec

https://nepp.nasa.gov/files/27631/NSTD87394A.pdf

has tons of good information about acceptable and, maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You can replace the MB antenna with 1m of...

You can replace the MB antenna with 1m of stripped coax glassed to the inside of the cowling, on the bottom.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By RV7A Flyer
:) 98%, eh?

:) 98%, eh?
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,415
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Did you mean 0.75"? :)

Did you mean 0.75"? :)
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,415
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have Classic Aero Aviator seats (with...

I have Classic Aero Aviator seats (with headrests), but don't see any way to "unzip" the upholstery...?
Forum: Safety 10-14-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,415
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Has anyone contacted Classic Aero about this? Do...

Has anyone contacted Classic Aero about this? Do we have a year of manufacture (in case there were design changes since that time)?

Do we know anything about the hours on the plane and type of...
Forum: Safety 10-13-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Old school:...

Old school:

https://www.sportys.com/takeoff-performance-computer.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not saying that solution is good or bad, IDK, but...

Not saying that solution is good or bad, IDK, but you could use a high-temp tefzel Adel clamp.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/ms21919wcj.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,883
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I ended up going with a 24 oz Contigo Autoseal...

I ended up going with a 24 oz Contigo Autoseal Chill, and it seems perfect so far! Fits nicely lying horizontally between the seats, doesn't leak at any altitude I've tried to date, and keeps H20...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By RV7A Flyer
However, there *are* parts of the sensor...

However, there *are* parts of the sensor "assembly" that do get mounted on the engine for other things...the restrictor fittings or NPT fittings, etc., for MAP, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure. Same...
Forum: Safety 10-02-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,759
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is a good exercise, but I approach design a...

This is a good exercise, but I approach design a bit differently. The user shouldn't have to know anything about the internals in order to safely continue to operate (or shut down) the system or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-30-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What does that tell you? That it doesn't *need*...

What does that tell you? That it doesn't *need* to be switched on or off, and can simply come up when power is applied via the Master.

I have no Avionics Master, and I just leave everything on all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,683
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Same thing on the field where I was in a flying...

Same thing on the field where I was in a flying club before I got sucked into the world of RVs. :) This time, it was Garmin 430s. Steal the unit from A, put it in B, sell the B radio and A reports...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Can you elaborate on this? I didn't see any info...

Can you elaborate on this? I didn't see any info on their website about an upgrade...which pump model(s), and what is the issue?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think someone figured out years ago those...

I think someone figured out years ago those aren't *actually* "washers" in the AN/NAS sense...they're *spacers*.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,883
Posted By RV7A Flyer
*Leakproof* water bottle?

I have a pretty nice water bottle that I take with me, perfectly sized to fit between the pilot and copilot seat bottoms on my 7A, but it started leaking. Thus, I'm in the market for the *best*...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Dont forget the procedure for seasoning the...

Dont forget the procedure for seasoning the brakes, as well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By RV7A Flyer
How often do you plan on removing the ADAHRS,...

How often do you plan on removing the ADAHRS, anyway? Once installed, it's kind of a long-term thing that should just stay there for, oh, the life of the airplane or until you redo all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 52,193
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_c...

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/basic_med/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So it was #1 on Bob's list: This is a pretty...

So it was #1 on Bob's list:



This is a pretty good example of that rule...I was wondering why you were jumping to the much more complicated (and unlikely) assumption that the ARINC box was bad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,347
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'd actually rather have them the way they...

I'd actually rather have them the way they are...if they were to be activated and deactivated based on sporting events*, some of us would be inundated with TFR notifications (there are a LOT of major...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,257
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, don't do that. ;) I just cut a put a...

Yeah, don't do that. ;) I just cut a put a rubber grommet on the tiedown ring so it "snugs up" but doesn't actually flex the skin, and I'm just careful not to do that when I screw them in. IOW,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,257
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I would totally do this. :) I leave mine out...

I would totally do this. :)

I leave mine out nearly all the time, since the plane is hangared at home and whenever possible when out of town, if the FBO has hangar space. For lunch runs or such...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,030
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Perhaps you have the ones that use a special tool...

Perhaps you have the ones that use a special tool that is inserted into the fastener receptacle (I have those...it works very easily with the tool from SkyBolt).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-29-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's so weird. What if an airplane didn't...

That's so weird. What if an airplane didn't *have* any other CG ranges defined by the designer? Would they just make them up?

I dunno, maybe you Brits are more likely to go inverted or start doing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I found...

I found this

http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/engineering/TechnicalLeaflets/Operating%20An%20Aircraft/TL%202.27%20Night%20IFR%20procedure.pdf

on page 6 lists RVs "with restricted aft CG...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This definitely seems to be the case. Examples:...

This definitely seems to be the case. Examples: Red fuel selector handle from Andair faded pretty significantly (replaced with a new one); red mixture knob on JD Air throttle quadrant faded a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Brake pedals (not "peddles" :)...see thread on...

Brake pedals (not "peddles" :)...see thread on spelling LOL!) anodized red, and 800 hours later, they still look great. I do have a pair of "flying shoes" that stay in the plane, though, to avoid...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's weird. What is the reasoning here? Do...

That's weird. What is the reasoning here? Do they not have such a thing as different envelopes for Aero/Utility/Normal?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,370
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just over 5 years for a 7A, slow build. I'd...

Just over 5 years for a 7A, slow build. I'd shoot for as much weekend time as I could get on both Saturday and Sunday, and generally about 2-3 hours on weeknights (knocking off at 9 so as not to...
Forum: GPS 08-25-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,025
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If it's easy, raise it up to get as high as...

If it's easy, raise it up to get as high as possible so it has the best field of view of the sky.

I've had my SV and Garmin GPS antennae mounted on a shelf attached to the firewall, supported on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I want to say that I bought one of these...

I want to say that I bought one of these ready-made 100* countersink grinding stone things from somewhere, back during the build...but I can't figure out where I got it from, *if* I'm remembering...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By RV7A Flyer
True that...thanks for adding...

True that...thanks for adding that.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/stopcountersinkcutters.php

among many places (ATS, etc.).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By RV7A Flyer
#8 countersink, for a #8 screw. Similarly, #6...

#8 countersink, for a #8 screw. Similarly, #6 for #6 screws/Tinnermans, and so on.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I've had the exact same problem on the same...

I've had the exact same problem on the same cylinder...lowest, most aft screw went missing. Twice. Second time with blue loctite. Trying again.

Not sure why *this* screw on only this cylinder,...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-16-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,650
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You know, I must not be very clear in my posts or...

You know, I must not be very clear in my posts or something.

*You can buy the actual color to match in spray cans, quarts, gallons, powder, etc." from LVP.

I guess if you want to spend a bunch of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,770
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What you actually are describing is something...

What you actually are describing is something that is "fail *operational*". There are two competing concepts here: a starter system that truly is "fail safe", as in if something is wrong, the prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,620
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Flaps down while parked, to ease entry (7A w/ no...

Flaps down while parked, to ease entry (7A w/ no step) and prevent damage from fools and children stepping on them when in the up position.

Flaps up prior to engine start, to minimize FOD damage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,304
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So let's see...you're just starting on your PPL,...

So let's see...you're just starting on your PPL, so your *actual* experiences flying the whole fam damily plus dogs and luggage and whatnot is simply what you *think* you're going to be doing in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,579
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This was my experience with the Dynon C2V...

This was my experience with the Dynon C2V converters...really sucky calibration. Switched to 2-point Princeton C2Vs, and they've been dead on with no issues for 750+ hours (stock Van's capacitive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 409,330
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is snark, right? :)

This is snark, right? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 409,330
Posted By RV7A Flyer
There's one sure way to find out! Go for...

There's one sure way to find out! Go for it...print 'em up and sell away, and if they don't sue you, you'll know it's okay!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 409,330
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Sure! Go for it! You don't need any legal...

Sure! Go for it! You don't need any legal representation...I think you've got this in the bag and will win hands-down!

Be sure to keep us up-to-date on how it goes :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-28-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Probably not. If you want to remove them, use...

Probably not. If you want to remove them, use BLUE loctite.

You might as well go ahead and replace the nutplates and quit wasting time with other temporary fixes. It's an easy job.

Tinnerman...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-26-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By RV7A Flyer
My money is on "they're not". Mags don't have...

My money is on "they're not". Mags don't have anything to do with the alternator (or battery, for that matter). That's the point.

Sounds like a) bad p-lead on the left, maybe? AND b) alternator...
Forum: Safety 07-25-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,514
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Same here. Great story, good job on the...

Same here. Great story, good job on the decision-making and pilot skills!

The old expression "Airspeed is the savior, but altitude is God" comes to mind :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-25-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I picked up a set of these in a bunch of sizes...

I picked up a set of these in a bunch of sizes off of Ebay...new ones are pricey. Replacement blades are available, as well, and not very expensive. You can set the tension on them, as well, to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 409,330
Posted By RV7A Flyer
From the sound of this thread, I know where my...

From the sound of this thread, I know where my money would be placed. Anyone care to open a betting pool on who wins this fight? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 409,330
Posted By RV7A Flyer
All this talk about putting together one's own...

All this talk about putting together one's own case and fighting it out without counsel...well, I'm reminded of the old expression:

The man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, you may consider that if it's from a kit...

Well, you may consider that if it's from a kit such an RV, then the assessment of meeting the 51% rule has (for Van's aircraft) already been done for you. If not, you will probably have to detail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You're just going to confuse them with all those...

You're just going to confuse them with all those extra words, seriously. Just put the N-number in there.

As in all business correspondence, I enclosed a cover sheet:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 409,330
Posted By RV7A Flyer
My question is what, exactly, is the patent for? ...

My question is what, exactly, is the patent for? Plastic boxes? Holes? Tabs?

This seems like patent trolling to me, but IANAL. If I were you, I'd make some small change to your design, and file...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,107
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Your best bet, IMO, is to roll your own refill...

Your best bet, IMO, is to roll your own refill system...just buy a couple of big-@ss O2 tanks and the transfill adapter for your tank, and then you can swap out the big tank when it gets low at any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Better a baby alligator or wild boar than a...

Better a baby alligator or wild boar than a grown-up one! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, I probably went overboard, but I have the...

Well, I probably went overboard, but I have the full Classic Aero interior and didn't want to risk spilling any oil on the nice carpeting, and I got tired of taking the tank out every time to fill it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Why do you want to change yours? Is it leaking? ...

Why do you want to change yours? Is it leaking? As noted, I don't think anybody (or most anybody) messes with these at annual CIs, other than to ensure they're still tight.

If it ain't broke,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So...you don't get a "registration" back from...

So...you don't get a "registration" back from Van's...you get a Bill of Sale, form 8050-2. On mine, and most others I believe, it had the word "AIRCRAFT" sort of blacked out (not well, as you could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,905
Posted By RV7A Flyer
To paraphrase Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, "Don't...

To paraphrase Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh, "Don't think. Just build."

I tried hard NOT to keep running totals or estimates-at-completion, and just focus on the now...next thing to buy, save up for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft...

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/forming_nnumber/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This seems like a whole bunch of angst over...

This seems like a whole bunch of angst over something almost inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Nothing better to worry about right now? Really?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's not between the *canopy* and the *top...

It's not between the *canopy* and the *top fuselage*. It's the flange on the seal support angle is catching on the flat, forward face of the canopy frame. IF that's what it is. Might be something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,235
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Except that the percent positive is *also*...

Except that the percent positive is *also* increasing...as are hospitalizations.

It's not simply a matter of more tests.
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