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Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2022, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By DaveO
I used a ground block for all my grounds and that...

I used a ground block for all my grounds and that went to the Ground of the battery. I grounded my master to that block.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By DaveO
Get on >>mod delete<< see what your type of...

Get on >>mod delete<< see what your type of aircraft is listed. Wait a month or less, see approx. the selling price and list it accordingly.

You might want to list a slight amount higher than what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By DaveO
I wanted to put my plane in a trust account. The...

I wanted to put my plane in a trust account. The Faa does have a procedure, I think that they wanted a copy of the trust, with Notary seal. This was to sent in with the registration. There may be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By DaveO
A crazy thought but how about removing some of...

A crazy thought but how about removing some of the inside of the Infinity grip. Maybe use some sand paper 60-80 grit.
I used them on my 7A but do not remember having trouble, but that was a while...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-24-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By DaveO
I had no key as I have seen on many planes. I...

I had no key as I have seen on many planes. I used two mag switches on the panel and then I had a "secret" switch hidden out of view. No one stole the plane.:)
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,120
Posted By DaveO
Why run your tanks low to begin with? Fuel...

Why run your tanks low to begin with? Fuel exhaustion is without excuse in our country. Why risk it for any reason. Loss of life, or bending of a good airplane.
Do not do it!!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,759
Posted By DaveO
My experience with an accident. Insurance in my...

My experience with an accident. Insurance in my case would pay me to rebuild the airplane. I did not do that and had it done. It took them 16 months to do the work and it was not up to my standards....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-29-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By DaveO
It has been a few years now; yet i suppose it...

It has been a few years now; yet i suppose it still can be done. I got on the AOPA or the EAA web site and looked up DAR's in my area. I contacted him, he lived in Indianapolis. He came out done the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,389
Posted By DaveO
I was wondering if the fuel system is Injection...

I was wondering if the fuel system is Injection or Carb.?
Also I am sure you know, three items needed, compression, fuel and spark. either of these out of line it will not run correctly. I believe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,576
Posted By DaveO
I had a set of those on my C-170. They were used...

I had a set of those on my C-170. They were used to hold a set of extensions onto the exhaust pipes. The protrusion bit was used to make sure the extensions did not fall off the pipe incase the...
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,815
Posted By DaveO
Just use a hand rivet squeezer with dimple dies...

Just use a hand rivet squeezer with dimple dies in it.
Forum: Safety 08-24-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,988
Posted By DaveO
Have a fire extinguisher close by in case.

Have a fire extinguisher close by in case.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,364
Posted By DaveO
Somehow innovation take over. I really like your...

Somehow innovation take over. I really like your though process. Now take it to the next level. Build one that is light weight and built in. Able to take it wherever you go and you will have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,599
Posted By DaveO
Unhappy I have a grass runway for 20+ years. The FAA does...

I have a grass runway for 20+ years. The FAA does not care if you put a runway in, as long as it does not interfere with another airport or tall electric lines. But the local zoning board does....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By DaveO
If I understand you correctly you do not like pc...

If I understand you correctly you do not like pc consider, purchasing a cheap Pc to download the upgrades.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,040
Posted By DaveO
I built a 7A and the Empennage of the 14. The 14...

I built a 7A and the Empennage of the 14. The 14 is faster for the reasons of pre punched holes.
So if you are not in a hurry and want to send less money, but both will get you where you want to go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,033
Posted By DaveO
I used one button for the starter.

I used one button for the starter.
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,090
Posted By DaveO
Is your 14 flying as of now? I have not seen a...

Is your 14 flying as of now? I have not seen a post, but was wondering.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,580
Posted By DaveO
I will share that my wife now of almost 60 years...

I will share that my wife now of almost 60 years falls in line with #2. Though, at the on set of my flying, she did not want anything to do with it, but supported me with my first Christmas gift of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,315
Posted By DaveO
I considered a Canadian plane too. I called AOPA....

I considered a Canadian plane too. I called AOPA. They said have someone in Canada fly it to the USA as if they were visiting. Then have the plane registered as US plane. True it will take an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,629
Posted By DaveO
I know this may sound unusual, but check to see...

I know this may sound unusual, but check to see if the wing spar is bent at the fuselage backward. A dent in the wing which seems to be insignificant may have been enough to bend the spar in some...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,549
Posted By DaveO
This won't make you feel better maybe, but on my...

This won't make you feel better maybe, but on my first one I worked on it for a month.
The second one I did it took me two days.

Hang in there, you will get it done. Walk away for a day then go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By DaveO
When I was ready for inspection by a DAR I looked...

When I was ready for inspection by a DAR I looked on the list from EAA's web site. I found one in Indy. I cannot say I remember his name, and maybe he is not doing it anymore either. That was 8 yrs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,168
Posted By DaveO
Thanks for the response. I think that I have done...

Thanks for the response. I think that I have done something on my end. I will work on it.
Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,168
Posted By DaveO
Old way better for me

I am not reluctant to try something new, but I liked the old way of the forum. Where all the posts came up for me to view each time I logged on.
Maybe I have something set wrong, I do not know, but...
Forum: COMM 07-04-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,539
Posted By DaveO
Mark 12D radio

Does anyone know where I can get a tool to remove the Mark 12 D from the tray?
Thanks
DaveO
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By DaveO
I would wait until later to drill those holes. My...

I would wait until later to drill those holes. My weldment did not fit and I had to weld shut one hole and redrill. Not a good problem. my 2 cents worth
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 882
Posted By DaveO
I had found that more than once when the...

I had found that more than once when the instructions say to do something in sequence seems out of step with reality; I either call in to Van's or I go ahead and do what seems right. About 50% of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,246
Posted By DaveO
I too have made some damage when I was building....

I too have made some damage when I was building. I think you can fix it. Give it a try!
Just as you have embarked on a building project, a little body building experience will make you the better.
Forum: Canada 03-15-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,478
Posted By DaveO
I called AOPA and asked them what was the...

I called AOPA and asked them what was the procedure, except I was importing from Canada. I imagine they have good insight as to a good plan too for the opposite way.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,882
Posted By DaveO
I talked to Van's they said to me, it does not...

I talked to Van's they said to me, it does not matter. I did not until it was time to fit permanently Glad I did it that way. But each to their own.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-29-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,182
Posted By DaveO
What about getting a Turkey fryer and rigging up...

What about getting a Turkey fryer and rigging up a heater? I think that would really put out the heat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,146
Posted By DaveO
The pictures of your work did not come through...

The pictures of your work did not come through for me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,102
Posted By DaveO
Here is a thought, I purchased a non angle IO360,...

Here is a thought, I purchased a non angle IO360, it had 10:1 pistons installed, it produced very close to 200 HP on a 7A. True, not a IO390. but there is more of those available. But you might be...
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,339
Posted By DaveO
Dan, I think what everyone is saying you can...

Dan,
I think what everyone is saying you can mount the GPS antenna anywhere there is fiberglass and not metal above the antenna, it would be best if it pointed up toward the satellites.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,666
Posted By DaveO
Smile I remember the same affect of flying a 172 after...

I remember the same affect of flying a 172 after having been in my RV7A. I was told by a observer that I was off the ground in 3 seconds. Probably true as I am light weight and the engine was...
Forum: RV-14 11-28-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,949
Posted By DaveO
I began the rotisserie when I began to need to...

I began the rotisserie when I began to need to work inside of the fuselage, specifically under the panel, but it is still useful for anything else you that is hard to reach.
After you put the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By DaveO
I sold an Rv-10 Empennage after I had completed...

I sold an Rv-10 Empennage after I had completed the build, I believe it took less than a month. I was received Van's price for the kit. I had it inspected by a IA and the buyer paid for shipping from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,654
Posted By DaveO
I will share my experience. I too needed RV...

I will share my experience. I too needed RV experience, however I was shooting for a RV7A. So the insurance company allowed me to fly with an instructor who flew a RV7. After flying in the RV, going...
Forum: Propellers 10-31-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,353
Posted By DaveO
Trying to turn the blade by hand, why not take...

Trying to turn the blade by hand, why not take out spark plugs to turn prop to work on spinner. Should be easy then.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,561
Posted By DaveO
I used two SPST switches for the Mags. I used a...

I used two SPST switches for the Mags. I used a switch for start on an Infinity control stick. I used a Master Switch to control the use of the starter and so no accidental start.
Worked for me.
Forum: RV-10 10-08-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,501
Posted By DaveO
Great story Larry. You are to be congratulated....

Great story Larry. You are to be congratulated. Nice work on the airplane too, it looks really nice.
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,949
Posted By DaveO
I used one to paint my 7A fuselage and the tail...

I used one to paint my 7A fuselage and the tail cone for the 14A. It may take time to build but saved much more time and headache.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By DaveO
Why not consider a tail wheel device like I used...

Why not consider a tail wheel device like I used on my Cessna 170. I cannot tell you what it is called, but a simple "T" handle with a "claw" deceive that attaches to the tail mount.

I pulled it on...
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 783,897
Posted By DaveO
I painted my aircraft myself and I think I did a...

I painted my aircraft myself and I think I did a pretty good job.
I painted totally outside, early in the morning as the sun gave me enough light.
I first thought bugs and dust would be a problem....
Forum: Midwest 09-16-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,437
Posted By DaveO
I had to pay sales tax on RV parts when I built...

I had to pay sales tax on RV parts when I built and registered my RV-7A. I cannot imagine that Indiana would overlook an opportunity as you register your newly acquired RV. But I hope you are right,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 23,644
Posted By DaveO
Randy, I will tell you my thoughts. As soon after...

Randy,
I will tell you my thoughts.
As soon after you made the situation with the second potential buyer, I would have called the first buyer and told him that the second buyer was coming tomorrow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,506
Posted By DaveO
Quote:Quote: Originally Posted by Gabe View...

Quote:Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
I've been following this thread with interest and would like to share my experience with my take on this. I had and still have the original nose...
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,411
Posted By DaveO
One reason might be that they are prewired. Sorta...

One reason might be that they are prewired. Sorta like plug and play.
Forum: Safety 06-08-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,142
Posted By DaveO
A little humor here, true nothing rings my bell...

A little humor here, true nothing rings my bell as to land on a hot day on black asphalt. So one day I was landing in a small airport in Ohio. I lined up for final, and just before the end of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By DaveO
I pure guess, but I had a IO360 with 10:1 pistons...

I pure guess, but I had a IO360 with 10:1 pistons and had 200 HP.
I am not sure if the fuel injection adds HP.

I suspect with porting and polishing might give more.
Forum: ADS-B 05-09-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,997
Posted By DaveO
Someone here brought up an interesting subject;...

Someone here brought up an interesting subject; if radar is eventually turned off, then someone without ADSB can penetrate the class without them knowing they are there? You know someone will do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,307
Posted By DaveO
My experience is that the local planning...

My experience is that the local planning commission has the final say. The Feds will issue an ok as long as it is not dangerous. From your description of your situation I would say "no problem." My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,206
Posted By DaveO
I used a step drill from HF and welded it to a 6...

I used a step drill from HF and welded it to a 6 foot threaded rod. I was able to drill the holes from either end of the wing. Worked great.
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,698
Posted By DaveO
I used clamps that are made for wood-working....

I used clamps that are made for wood-working. Find them at Home, Depot. Harbor Freight.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,101
Posted By DaveO
Good tutorial for the Wobble test. I only would...

Good tutorial for the Wobble test. I only would want to know exactly what are the limits for the valve. He said 22.5 was pretty good. But what is the maximum acceptable movement?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,974
Posted By DaveO
Nice quality design. I would think they will sell...

Nice quality design. I would think they will sell well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,482
Posted By DaveO
I would like to see every thing for each type of...

I would like to see every thing for each type of aircraft under the same heading.
It was too hard to search for everything associated with the specific type of aircraft. Example: For the Rv-14, every...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By DaveO
As I remember a length of wood came with the kit....

As I remember a length of wood came with the kit. I think it was about 6-8-10 inches long. I think one has to cut to length.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,285
Posted By DaveO
I turned my RV7A upside down due to a stupid...

I turned my RV7A upside down due to a stupid landing on my part. I had the AntiSplat on my nose gear. The moral of the story do not land on the nose gear. I think it will be good until it isn't. Do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,995
Posted By DaveO
Marshall, Behind the scene folks do not get much...

Marshall,
Behind the scene folks do not get much attention, but quality products make a difference. You certainly have made a difference. Thanks for your hard work, and blessings to you in your...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,775
Posted By DaveO
Baffle Kit for 10390

Question I have has anyone used an I0360 Angle Valve Baffle Kit from Van's on the I0390 using a Lycoming engine? How did it fit and did you have to make modifications?
Thanks
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,566
Posted By DaveO
Superior Sump on IO390

Has anyone put the Cold Intake Sump on their IO390? If so did you do it yourself?
Has anyone put mufflers on their IO390? If so who made your pipes? Vetterman?

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,471
Posted By DaveO
Using the Vertical Power system you have to power...

Using the Vertical Power system you have to power it up before the starter button will engage. At least that was the way I wired the system. So there is no accidental starting the motor.
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