March 24, 2017. Issue
Formula 1 racing starts back up this weekend, so I'm jazzed and
the DVR is set (virtual
circuit guide for Australia). The changes in the '17 season
Wishing you and yours a happy, safe and RV-filled weekend.
Eagle's Nest Projects - Space Center Houston ...Ernie
Eagle's Nest Projects was the greeting exhibit at CCISD's 4th
Annual Science Extravaganza held at Space Center Houston.
Couldn't resist the opportunity to stray a little off course to get
this photo of N911EN, Clear Springs High School's 3rd RV-12 build.
Cooling and fuel vapor lock helped by cowl flap ...Flflyer
My RV7 is not the Oshkosh show winning baffle installation, but
it is in decent shape. Still, I've had cooling problems in the hot
weather, such as reaching 400F CHT before I'm ready to level out
during climb. I've checked fuel flow, tried various baffle and cowl
tweaks that I've read about here, and finally a nice guy told me to
check out AntiSplat while I was chatting at Sun n Fun.
I ended up ordering one cowl flap, figuring that I could get another
if I needed it. It was easier than I thought to cut the hole with
the template. I used one of those vibrating cutters with the
half-moon fine tooth attachment. I was a little worried about
crushing the cowl with air hammered rivets, but used soft, flush
rivets and it was pretty easy with a mushroom head on the rivet gun.
Do you want to buy an airplane built by Vancouver Island teens?
New Checklists Added
RV-10 Garmin panel coming together ...Greenley
A few weeks ago I got a couple of large boxes from Stein. These
boxes contained two G3X Touch screens, auto pilot controller, G5,
audio panel, GTR20 radio, etc. Stein also cut out some insert panels
for my aerosport panel.
I have been working on mounting the electronics and gotten a good
start on wiring. Here is the current status, with enough hooked up
to apply some power:
Rudder Issues ...BruceMe
I'm replacing the vertical and rudder and it's not fitting.
My plane... Mid-90's slow-build RV-6. I think it's a very old serial
I had a heck of a time finding a vertical that even looked like it
fit right. There are at least 4 "flavors". I finally found and stuck
with the smaller counter-balanced vertical/rudder. I think is one of
the last QB RV-6 vertical/rudders built.
So I put it per the plans with the normal front spar tab and plate
and bolted the rear spar to the last bulkhead.
New Dual Band ADS-B Receiver from Dynon and AFS
7A Rebirthing Progress ...kentlik
Res/LARGE RV Panel Pics
A project begins... Use your smart phone to take a
pic of your RV panel.
Email it to
me full size. I'll host it. Here's
my panel full size as an example (3,264 x 2,448 pixels) - taken
with a nothing-special iPhone.
More are starting to come in now...