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Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,727
Posted By dougweil
Great write up Pete as usual. Yep, Glacier racks...

Great write up Pete as usual. Yep, Glacier racks up there as our favorite RV trip. Glad you finally made it!!!
Forum: Interiors 08-26-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,014
Posted By dougweil
I have 850 plus hours on my Classic Aero ultra...

I have 850 plus hours on my Classic Aero ultra leather seats and they look brand new. I highly recommend it!!!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By dougweil
Absolutely check your aileron trailing edges. My...

Absolutely check your aileron trailing edges. My quickbuilt RV7 was excessively sensitive in roll to the point of being not fun to fly at all. I lived with it for about hundred hours until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By dougweil
Congrats Doug and Susie..... my mornings would...

Congrats Doug and Susie..... my mornings would be so boring without VAF!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-27-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By dougweil
Congrats Rich. Sounds like a fun and educational...

Congrats Rich. Sounds like a fun and educational trip!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,355
Posted By dougweil
I?m not familiar with the SDS system but I fought...

I?m not familiar with the SDS system but I fought the exact same problem with my Lightspeed EI system last summer. Turned out to be a failing coil.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By dougweil
My drips are coming out at the rear of the...

My drips are coming out at the rear of the governor around the control shaft. I?ll check out the SB.

Thanks guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By dougweil
Hartzell prop governor S-1-10

Hi all:

Has anyone had any oil leak issues with the Hartzell prop governor S-1-10? I have about 830 hours on mine and I have had it in our local prop shop (Maxwell Aircraft) twice (350 and 650 hrs)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By dougweil
The local DAR that I have listed is Steve Wagner...

The local DAR that I have listed is Steve Wagner out of St. Paul, 651-252-9904.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,838
Posted By dougweil
Hans... our local RV guru Tom Berge saw your...

Hans... our local RV guru Tom Berge saw your issue and he has some ideas. He asked that I post his contact info so you could drop him an email directly if you like. His email is: ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-08-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,385
Posted By dougweil
I'm sure you feel relieved!!!!!!

I'm sure you feel relieved!!!!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,809
Posted By dougweil
Stein Air tour - part 2

Part 2 - continued....



Stein explaining the challenges of a small business finding the right airport to expand. Faribault fit the bill after considering several other airports south of the Twin...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,385
Posted By dougweil
Stein Air tour - part 1

Hi all:

This past Saturday the Twin Cities RV Builders held our spring meeting at Stein Air's new facility at the Faribault, Minnesota airport.

Most of us local RV builders have "grown up" with...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-11-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By dougweil
Check to be sure that you do not have a missing...

Check to be sure that you do not have a missing insert in a fuel injection nozzle. Will make one cylinder run excessively rich. Ask me how I know!!!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,946
Posted By dougweil
I have 730 hours on my Aerosport IO-375 and it...

I have 730 hours on my Aerosport IO-375 and it has been flawless. Running dual Lightspeed EI systems I average around 8.3 gph. I was attracted to the engine after a lengthy discussion with Bart...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-09-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,904
Posted By dougweil
Here's an old short article I wrote for the...

Here's an old short article I wrote for the RVator's Log (March 2014):

A very common issue with the Filtered Air Box mounting is cracking of the mounting plate, which often happens at the first...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-11-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,801
Posted By dougweil
Looks better every time I see it!!!!

Looks better every time I see it!!!!
Forum: Midwest 09-24-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,200
Posted By dougweil
Good job Pete.. That?s what those RVs are for!!

Good job Pete..
That?s what those RVs are for!!
Forum: Interiors 08-14-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,704
Posted By dougweil
Just a quick comment. My Classic Aero interior...

Just a quick comment. My Classic Aero interior now has almost 700 hours on it and the ultra leather upholstery looks brand new. Personally I consider it far superior to leather in appearance and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,934
Posted By dougweil
One of the best places on the planet. Even...

One of the best places on the planet. Even better arriving by RV!!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,336
Posted By dougweil
Pete... you always come up with great trips. ...

Pete... you always come up with great trips. Here I am stuck at home watching the nasty thunderstorms go through.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By dougweil
I bought the new iPad with the improved display...

I bought the new iPad with the improved display when they first came out. I was always dissatisfied with the iPad?s display in my -7 as it was just not bright enough. The new one is great and it is...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-20-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,638
Posted By dougweil
Hello all: The Cape Coral, FL News-Press has...

Hello all:

The Cape Coral, FL News-Press has just published a great tribune to Tom. Here is the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,900
Posted By dougweil
On both my RV-4 and RV-7 I have used Citabria...

On both my RV-4 and RV-7 I have used Citabria tailwheel springs. I have the chain length set so they are "just" tight (or no slack). I do replace those cheap tailwheels every couple years as I...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-17-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,638
Posted By dougweil
Hello all, I?d like to add my comments to the...

Hello all,

I?d like to add my comments to the passing of Tom Irlbeck. He was one of the mainstays of the Twin Cities RV Builders group. I had known Tom for over 25 years. I gave him his BFRs for...
Forum: Midwest 03-19-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,150
Posted By dougweil
This is why we spend thousands of hours and...

This is why we spend thousands of hours and multiple thousands of dollars to build our RVs........ Chicago deep dish!!!!!!
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,832
Posted By dougweil
ForeFlight offers traffic alerts that work very...

ForeFlight offers traffic alerts that work very well. I have a Garmin GMA 245 audio panel which receives Bluetooth data. The ForeFlight traffic alerts on my iPad transmit to the audio panel which...
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,111
Posted By dougweil
Mine is coming up on three years old and other...

Mine is coming up on three years old and other than one software upgrade, it has been perfectly fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,118
Posted By dougweil
I had an interesting experience regarding this...

I had an interesting experience regarding this topic with my RV-7. You can read it on the Twin Cities RV Builders website:

http://www.mnwing.org/building-tips/twitchy-ailerons/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By dougweil
There is a software issue with the G5 which can...

There is a software issue with the G5 which can cause it to trip off ship?s power and revert to internal power. Be sure you have the latest software upgrade installed. I had that issue with mine...
Forum: Midwest 11-25-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,977
Posted By dougweil
Great job Pete!

Great job Pete!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-30-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,850
Posted By dougweil
Hello Ed, The Twin Cities RV guys are...

Hello Ed,

The Twin Cities RV guys are tentatively planning a one day eclipse watching trip. There are several possibilities down in Nebraska and I hope to coordinate it as we get closer. Your map...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,748
Posted By dougweil
Hello Doug, You must be brimming with pride! ...

Hello Doug,

You must be brimming with pride! Congrats to Audrey. You are our future!! Best wishes!!
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-13-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,850
Posted By dougweil
Glad everything worked out for you at RST. I...

Glad everything worked out for you at RST. I know Ronn and he will bend over backwards to help out a fellow RV flyer. I have visited RST many times to visit my son and daughter-in-law. I only once...
Forum: Midwest 05-19-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,900
Posted By dougweil
Great!!!!!!!!

Great!!!!!!!!
Forum: Midwest 05-18-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,900
Posted By dougweil
Contact Ronn Den Ouden, rdenouden@hotmail.com,...

Contact Ronn Den Ouden, rdenouden@hotmail.com, cell 507-269-7315. He is an airline pilot who owns a RV-8 and is also a member of our builders group. He can probably come up with a better option. I...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-14-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By dougweil
Just talked with Signature and they said $40 a...

Just talked with Signature and they said $40 a night.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-14-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By dougweil
Hmm... that's quite a bit more reasonable. I...

Hmm... that's quite a bit more reasonable. I just sent them an email.

Thanks!!!!!!
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-14-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By dougweil
Hangar space at Santa Fe

Hi all,

We are planning a 6 night stay at SAF in mid-June. We'd like to get our-7 inside for that time frame. The folks at Jet Center seem great although daily hangar rates are a little steep ($86...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,231
Posted By dougweil
Hello Doug, Like the other 10,000 plus RV'ers...

Hello Doug,

Like the other 10,000 plus RV'ers out there, not a morning goes by that I don't log on and see what's happening in the RV world. I continue to marvel at the wealth of information,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,229
Posted By dougweil
I did not paint my tank screws on my RV-7. They...

I did not paint my tank screws on my RV-7. They were painted in screws on my old RV-4 and I had to remove a tank to replace the sending unit. The beautiful paint job wasn't quite so beautful after...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 171,748
Posted By dougweil
What a great story Scott. I enjoyed every word!!

What a great story Scott. I enjoyed every word!!
Forum: Midwest 09-05-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,174
Posted By dougweil
I have know Lyle for many years going back to his...

I have know Lyle for many years going back to his first RV-6 and his RV-4 which looked like the present day RV-8. All have been award winners. I can only dream of having Lyle's building skill!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-19-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 171,748
Posted By dougweil
What a totally amazing travelog Scott! I love...

What a totally amazing travelog Scott! I love every word.

God Bless!!!!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-21-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,087
Posted By dougweil
Another great write up Pete. You and Andi have...

Another great write up Pete. You and Andi have the best adventures in your -9A!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,460
Posted By dougweil
Pete has SOOO much fun in his -9A!!!

Pete has SOOO much fun in his -9A!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,249
Posted By dougweil
It is Jerry... I'm so dumb... On the way to the...

It is Jerry... I'm so dumb... On the way to the hangar to fix it today!!!

PS... glad to see everyone is so observant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,249
Posted By dougweil
Thanks for the safety wire suggestion Jon. Me...

Thanks for the safety wire suggestion Jon. Me and safety wire never get along!! I'll correct it next time I have the cowling off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,249
Posted By dougweil
Silver Hawk fuel injection servo "gotcha"

My RV-7 has been a great machine over the last 4 years. 99.9% of the 450 hours thus logged have been pretty much trouble free. But here?s a short story of a ?gotcha? that popped up recently. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,758
Posted By dougweil
Yes, RVs have outstanding aileron response. ...

Yes, RVs have outstanding aileron response. However, it's worthwhile to be sure the ailerons were built correctly. Here is an article about my experience with my...
Forum: Midwest 02-26-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,778
Posted By dougweil
Yes, Craig, we have a great group of RV folks in...

Yes, Craig, we have a great group of RV folks in this area. My son and his wife live in RST and we get there quite often. I'd be happy to fill you in on our activities!!!
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,303
Posted By dougweil
David, I installed this system in my -7 last...

David,

I installed this system in my -7 last spring (also purchase from Walt Aronow). I have it interfacing my AFS EFIS boxes and a Garmin GTX-327. It does require from wiring but workable with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-16-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,219
Posted By dougweil
Pete... You are always one step ahead of us in...

Pete... You are always one step ahead of us in finding someplace different to visit!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,277
Posted By dougweil
Bob, I had the very same problem a year ago with...

Bob,

I had the very same problem a year ago with my -7. I too have a Whelen system with a single power supply. The issue was the power wire going into the Molex connector at the power supply. It...
Forum: Safety 09-11-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,887
Posted By dougweil
Chuck, I was inspired by your story and bought...

Chuck,

I was inspired by your story and bought your book which I just finished yesterday. It's a great read and should be mandatory for all RV pilots. More than just an "aviation" book, it is a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,201
Posted By dougweil
A great story Bob as I usually expect from you. ...

A great story Bob as I usually expect from you. Thanks for writing!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-24-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,469
Posted By dougweil
Got to get up there. Sounds like a great tour!

Got to get up there. Sounds like a great tour!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,965
Posted By dougweil
What a great trip Dave. I have a couple more...

What a great trip Dave. I have a couple more bucket trips on the list that I'd like to make in the future. Glad you are enjoying the RV-10!!!
Forum: COMM 08-09-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,924
Posted By dougweil
Installed the 4A fuse today following your...

Installed the 4A fuse today following your instructions Ray. Mission accomplished and everything works fine. Thanks Ray and Steve at Garmin! Saved me $225!
Forum: COMM 07-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,924
Posted By dougweil
Thanks Ray for the great tips. I'll let you know...

Thanks Ray for the great tips. I'll let you know how it comes out.
Forum: COMM 07-30-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,924
Posted By dougweil
BTW, I've had just great response from Steve at...

BTW, I've had just great response from Steve at Garmin regarding this issue. The newer GMA240s have a 4A internal fuse and a 1A recommended external fuse. So I have some 4A fuses coming from...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,924
Posted By dougweil
Good advice Ray. DigiKey has the small fuses and...

Good advice Ray. DigiKey has the small fuses and with a steady hand on the soldering iron, I think I can replace it. At least I am flying for the moment and I'll take your advice and see if I can...
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