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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have the nose job on my 7A. It's been a long...

I have the nose job on my 7A. It's been a long time since I installed it... like 8 or 9 years so my memory is being really challenged. If I remember correctly..... I don't recall there being a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,899
Posted By Paul 5r4
Not really RV related but involved scammers. I...

Not really RV related but involved scammers. I would encourage everyone to do this. I changed my bank debit card alerts from email, (which I don't often check), to text alerts. I was home one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,644
Posted By Paul 5r4
Scott, I agree with you 15% seemed low. I...

Scott, I agree with you 15% seemed low. I figured my friend must have meant by the original purchaser. Let's face it though.... building a flyable aircraft is a huge undertaking. I've never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,644
Posted By Paul 5r4
When I had finished building and then test flew...

When I had finished building and then test flew my 7A, a retired FedEx pilot a couple hanger spaces down from me came up and said "I want to shank your hand and congratulate you." I said thanks and...
Forum: Safety 06-22-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,920
Posted By Paul 5r4
Once in my 7A I felt that something didn't feel...

Once in my 7A I felt that something didn't feel right with the rudder pedals. I don't recall if I was on the ground or airborne. After a little investigating I found the passenger seat belt laying...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By Paul 5r4
For a short while I was turning on only the...

For a short while I was turning on only the battery side of master to start the engine then turning on the alt. I had read this sends a couple more amps to the starter. Soon after my alt failed. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Paul 5r4
another Paul here

I have Pauls nav/strobe package on my 7A for several years now and couldn't be happier. LOVE THEM! If I was building today I would not even consider anyother lights. I have the Baja Designs...
Forum: COMM 06-07-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Paul 5r4
Philip.... I agree with you. The switch box and...

Philip.... I agree with you. The switch box and a single antenna are fine too but I was interested in redundancy. A second radio, handheld with it's own electrical power, battery, and it's own coax...
Forum: COMM 06-06-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thanks for the info Bruce! I have the Yaesu...

Thanks for the info Bruce! I have the Yaesu FT550. It came with the headset adapter but I didn't know I'll need to configure it in the menu! I've ordered an antenna from Delta Pop aviation as...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,427
Posted By Paul 5r4
Almost a year ago, I had my 7 year old van's...

Almost a year ago, I had my 7 year old van's supplied alternator, don't know what kind it was, fail when I was 100 miles from home. When I returned home, I replaced it with an alt from the local...
Forum: COMM 06-05-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Paul 5r4
Jim, Thanks for the link to the handheld radio...

Jim, Thanks for the link to the handheld radio test by sports. Excellent article. I believe another external antenna and headset adapter are in the near future. Again, thanks to everyone for the...
Forum: COMM 06-05-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Paul 5r4
Finn, If you're close in it would be fine. ...

Finn, If you're close in it would be fine. When I'm doing a cross country I most always use flight following. If I lost comm in the middle of no where I wonder if my handheld with nothing but...
Forum: COMM 06-04-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thanks everyone! Carl, that's a great idea...

Thanks everyone!
Carl, that's a great idea too... think I'll look into that.
Sam, I have the bent antenna now and works great. If I don't go with Jim's idea.... I'd go with the same.
Jim, Thank...
Forum: COMM 06-04-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,871
Posted By Paul 5r4
Handheld comm question

I have only one comm in my 7A. I do have a hand held I carry with me with each flight just in case of a comm failure. I've never tried it with ATC. I'm thinking the range in the cockpit will not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have the opposite problem... (although recently...

I have the opposite problem... (although recently I posted here and found out the same information that I DO NOT have a problem). My temps are always 165ish to 175ish. Even here in hot south...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By Paul 5r4
Gosh, looking at your pictures brought a tear to...

Gosh, looking at your pictures brought a tear to my heart. I remember flying with mine. They loved it. Both are grown now, married with families of their own. I miss that time when they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By Paul 5r4
Biggest CONGRATS ever!!! And ummmm..... yes...

Biggest CONGRATS ever!!! And ummmm..... yes pics please.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,595
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hi Friends. This was last weekend (5/10... Guess...

Hi Friends. This was last weekend (5/10... Guess I'm a slacker). The weather was teriffic all across the southeast. I have a navy buddy I haven't seen since our time onboard the USS Sierra AD...
Forum: Interiors 05-16-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,109
Posted By Paul 5r4
Smile Another suction cup guy here. I did have some...

Another suction cup guy here. I did have some roll out auto shades that were mounted on the forward part of the roll bar area. Problem was... and it was frequent... that the sun would be well below...
Forum: Reviews 05-15-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By Paul 5r4
I put his Flyleds on my plane few years ago and...

I put his Flyleds on my plane few years ago and I'm STILL happy! Super bright! I would not go any other way than to buy his products!!! I've met him at OSH.... super guy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Paul 5r4
Have you addressed the issue of lack of airflow...

Have you addressed the issue of lack of airflow to the bottom of cylinders? I had this issue at first and tried everything including what you are about to do. They helped but did not fix the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,450
Posted By Paul 5r4
I agree with your thoughts on the Odyssey...

I agree with your thoughts on the Odyssey battery. I had one and it served me well although it NEVER, even when new, turned the prop with any "gusto." It always seemed "tired." I flew a lot so it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Paul 5r4
Let me be the first to welcome you to the good...

Let me be the first to welcome you to the good ship VAF.
You won't be disappointed with either. I have a 7A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By Paul 5r4
Oil temperature question

As long as I've been flying my 7A, the oil temps have always been low. I even have a small airflow restrictor plate over the bottom third. My temps typically ran in the 160's range. CHTs are all...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,150
Posted By Paul 5r4
lr172.... those are good thoughts. Other that...

lr172.... those are good thoughts. Other that verifying the mag timing is correct, (and not running too hot of spark plugs), I was just wondering what can be done if pre-ignation/detonation is found...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,150
Posted By Paul 5r4
Perplexing to say the least! Does seem to be...

Perplexing to say the least! Does seem to be some kind of fuel delivery problem. The only thing that popped into my head that might affect that is a sucking fuel from a tank with a clogged vent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By Paul 5r4
Congratulations on first flight.

Congratulations on first flight.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,168
Posted By Paul 5r4
Great idea to mount the iPad there. Nice!

Great idea to mount the iPad there. Nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By Paul 5r4
Problem found

Hey everyone... happy to report I discovered the problem. Embarrassed because I SHOULD have thought of this sooner. In my original post I mentioned what I had done including changing the wires out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By Paul 5r4
EGT high on one cylinder

I've been through every thread I can find regarding high EGT on a single cylinder. Here's the facts. Just completed 8th annual condition inspection. Changed from champion plugs to tempest... same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-23-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,825
Posted By Paul 5r4
Is the red cube an item that should be replaced...

Is the red cube an item that should be replaced at any certain interval or is it a use it until it fails then replace it? I have one and it's worked flawlessly for the 500+ hours/8 years it's been...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,168
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thanks to CV-19, I haven't worked since the 24th...

Thanks to CV-19, I haven't worked since the 24th of March. I could get use to this! Trying to use my time wisely so I recently completed the 8th annual condition inspection on the RV. It was due...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,988
Posted By Paul 5r4
I built my airplane in the my house. I was...

I built my airplane in the my house. I was drilling some holes and needed a lubricant but I didn't have anything available and I didn't want to take the time to stop and go buy something. I got the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,528
Posted By Paul 5r4
The sky was clear and nearly cloudless here along...

The sky was clear and nearly cloudless here along the Gulf Coast. I didn't think I would get a a picture that was too good but I was wrong. I love a beautiful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,264
Posted By Paul 5r4
Not too long after getting my PPL when I was...

Not too long after getting my PPL when I was serving in the navy I loaded up a 172 with three buddies from the ship. The mission was to drop one of them off at his home 75 miles away. Dang if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,455
Posted By Paul 5r4
I'm not about to call and ask if I can go to the...

I'm not about to call and ask if I can go to the airport/fly. I don't want anyone in a position of authority to even think of airports or general aviation. I feel like if ones starts making calls...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hate to be a stick in the mud but I'll bet it...

Hate to be a stick in the mud but I'll bet it won't be long before we hear the same kind of news from OSH. I just don't see how they can proceed. Praying all gets better soon.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-27-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Paul 5r4
Loved your video and the camera shots/panning. ...

Loved your video and the camera shots/panning. To use this feature did you have to have any special software? All I have is iMovie on my mac. Wondering if it will work for the moving/rotating...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 708,666
Posted By Paul 5r4
N729PG

Here's a picture of my RV 7A. I first flew it April 1st 2012. It's been to Petit Jean several times, Atlanta, Birmingham, Sun and Fun repeat offender. New Orleans, Graceland... I love flying this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Paul 5r4
Maybe one of the organizers will chime in.

Maybe one of the organizers will chime in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Paul 5r4
I'd like to as well. Only thing that crosses my...

I'd like to as well. Only thing that crosses my mind... in IIRC Italy they shut down general aviation. I hope that doesn't happen here. What a PIA that would be to fly off someplace and have to...
Forum: Southeast 03-19-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By Paul 5r4
Welcome aboard the great ship VAF. This will be...

Welcome aboard the great ship VAF. This will be an INVALUABLE source of information. And smart move getting the kids onboard. Building an airplane is actually a family project.

You may do much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Paul 5r4
I was wondering if it's even still a go.

I was wondering if it's even still a go.
Forum: Safety 03-16-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hey, Thanks for sharing. I was chatting with an...

Hey, Thanks for sharing. I was chatting with an airport friend just a couple weeks ago. He had a CO issue and found leaking exhaust. He had a detector but not sure what type. I've been thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,988
Posted By Paul 5r4
I COMPLETELY agree with Dan Horton regarding...

I COMPLETELY agree with Dan Horton regarding airshow times. I'd like to see them shortened. Like Dan mentioned.... that would open up lots of time for arrivals and departures in the afternoon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By Paul 5r4
I use to have a couple mounted shades that pulled...

I use to have a couple mounted shades that pulled out and retracted in my tip up 7A. They worked great but were only effective if the sun was coming from above. I recently removed them and now use...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,401
Posted By Paul 5r4
Stein funny story

I bought all my panel stuff from Stein a decade ago. Flew to Sun-N-Fun one year and ran across their booth. I walked up and ask for Stein. He came over and as I held out my hand to shake his, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,286
Posted By Paul 5r4
My home field, Foley Alabama, has 40 hanger...

My home field, Foley Alabama, has 40 hanger spaces. Sixteen of them are new in the last year. I received a text from a friend with a plane that moved to this area a couple months ago. He told me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,450
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have a 7A with tip up. I use to think nothing...

I have a 7A with tip up. I use to think nothing of flying over short distances of water. I saw the video of two planes that bumped into each other over a beach somewhere, (don't remember) where. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By Paul 5r4
Here's my nickels worth of advice. I'd remove...

Here's my nickels worth of advice. I'd remove them and send them to Paul. I did that with a persistent leak on one of my tanks. No leaks since.

If I were building today, I'd get both tanks to...
Forum: Safety 01-24-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,106
Posted By Paul 5r4
Oh God, this makes me sick inside. So very...

Oh God, this makes me sick inside. So very sorry for the loss and prayers to the family. Peaceful rest.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-19-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,562
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hey, I like that! Thanks for sharing.

Hey, I like that! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul 5r4
Work/weather permitting, absolutely yes.... I'd...

Work/weather permitting, absolutely yes.... I'd come from Foley 5r4. :-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,778
Posted By Paul 5r4
Several years ago I got home from work only to...

Several years ago I got home from work only to find my house had been burglarized. I've been with my insurance company 30 years with no claims. They informed me if I claimed that my rates would...
Forum: Southeast 12-08-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By Paul 5r4
easy peezy. Just contact Pensacola approach when...

easy peezy. Just contact Pensacola approach when you get close and they'll bring you right in. Stay west of the class C airspace as you head south. No need to mess with the east/west or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,364
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hope that gas cap never comes off in flight. Gas...

Hope that gas cap never comes off in flight. Gas cap versus canopy.... might get interesting. I know you must have considered this possibility? With that said...
Absolutely spectacular looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,282
Posted By Paul 5r4
In regards to Latech15 post about 120 on the way...

In regards to Latech15 post about 120 on the way back. I once flew the RV to SunNFun with a very nice tailwind yielding max speeds of 229 mph across the ground. On the return trip home I was 130...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,282
Posted By Paul 5r4
My max GPS ground speed to date is 240 mph. I...

My max GPS ground speed to date is 240 mph. I agree with others that your IAS is all important regarding turbulence but on everything else I LOVE the ground speeds I see in these planes. After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,047
Posted By Paul 5r4
Ken, Congratulations on reaching this point in...

Ken,

Congratulations on reaching this point in your build! Exciting and nerve racking at the same time. Sounds like all of your prep and forethought are right on the money. The only thing for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,174
Posted By Paul 5r4
Tom, Prayers sent for you and your family during...

Tom,

Prayers sent for you and your family during these difficult and uncertain times. May the hand of God be there for you to hold, the love of God be there to calm your fears, the spirit of God to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,726
Posted By Paul 5r4
Great video of your Hudson River flight. I've...

Great video of your Hudson River flight. I've never been to NY and except for the way you guys did it, have no desire to go. Way too much congestion for me. I have a son that lives just west of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-03-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,235
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thanks for hosting this event! I flew up from...

Thanks for hosting this event!

I flew up from the Gulf Coast and it was worth every second. Each contestants chili was terrific but in the end I had to go with the one that ended up winning. It...
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