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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-21-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By schaplerrh
Immediately Re-balance Elevator After Painting?

Looking for knowledgeable guidance: I've finally gotten around to having my RV7 painted after several years of ownership (I'm not the builder). The builder did a precise job of balancing the tail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By schaplerrh
Bill, bring your wife and let’s go flying. My...

Bill, bring your wife and let’s go flying. My RV7 is hangered at Potomac Airport (KVKX) and I live in Alexandria. Robert
Forum: ADS-B 12-27-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,912
Posted By schaplerrh
I believe uAvonix has an experimental version...

I believe uAvonix has an experimental version wing tip unit for something like $750. Check their website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,903
Posted By schaplerrh
Fantastic! There a new world of air adventure now...

Fantastic! There a new world of air adventure now open to you.

I did my RV7 transition training with Jan a few years back; he's great. How'd you like his Impossible Turn lesson?
Forum: RV-10 11-08-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,903
Posted By schaplerrh
Kenny Gene, Pls email trim pics to...

Kenny Gene,

Pls email trim pics to "schapler@msn.com"

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,486
Posted By schaplerrh
I fly my 7 100-150 hours each year, but I also...

I fly my 7 100-150 hours each year, but I also regularly fly a/o instruct in other aircraft so not always enough time to fly RV more.
Forum: ADS-B 10-27-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,833
Posted By schaplerrh
Thanks Mike, I'll dial in your numbers tomorrow...

Thanks Mike, I'll dial in your numbers tomorrow and see what happens. John/Jerry, are your settings the same as Mike's? If not, what numbers/settings are working for you? All, anyone "sniffing"...
Forum: ADS-B 10-26-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,833
Posted By schaplerrh
I've spoken twice with the uAvonix support...

I've spoken twice with the uAvonix support people. They are indeed very nice but the first time I was told settings that didn't work and when I checked with the shop that installed the unit was told...
Forum: ADS-B 10-26-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 22,833
Posted By schaplerrh
Jerry, please share EACH configuration setting...

Jerry, please share EACH configuration setting you are using. I too have the EchoUAT that is suppose to be sniffing my 327 transponder. Ive been trying to dial it in since it was installed in July...
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,561
Posted By schaplerrh
I fly within the DC FSRA so I know I?m in radar...

I fly within the DC FSRA so I know I?m in radar contact and that ATC has my transponder and correct tail number. I resubmitted several earlier requests and again received failed to generate a report...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,561
Posted By schaplerrh
Failed to general a report. Have installed all...

Failed to general a report. Have installed all updates.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-16-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By schaplerrh
I had the same problem. I disconnected the cable...

I had the same problem. I disconnected the cable from the governor and slide a short piece of black reinforced fuel line type tubing over the end and then used two small SS hose clamps to hold the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,561
Posted By schaplerrh
EchoUAT Help Needed!

EchoUAT Help Needed!

I live in Northern VA and I desperately need help configuring my installed EchoUAT ADS-B. I purchased the ?plug-and-play? EchoUAT ADS-B from Dallas Avionics and had it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-17-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,543
Posted By schaplerrh
Ditto Carl, except 2 AFS with GTN as active EFIS...

Ditto Carl, except 2 AFS with GTN as active EFIS nav source. IPad geo-reference nice as B/U but 1) too busy to look down on approach and 2) don't completely trust IPad not to fail at critical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,655
Posted By schaplerrh
It's great flying east. I flew my 7 from AZ to...

It's great flying east. I flew my 7 from AZ to VA a couple years back averaging 220 plus knots at altitude. Soooooo Much Fun.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,092
Posted By schaplerrh
Would love to see pics of 7" pneu installed on a...

Would love to see pics of 7" pneu installed on a 6 or 7.

Thanks,
Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,324
Posted By schaplerrh
Arco

I will, next time I see him. We also have Marianne and Pete here at VKX. I fly with Marianne whenever I can. Pete and I are still trying to get our schedules together. I can't even seem to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,324
Posted By schaplerrh
I wanted to be there....

Ron, I set at KVKX early Saturday AM waiting for wind condition forecast for my return flight to improve, but winds forecast just kept increasing. I waited at the airport until 1300 local before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,175
Posted By schaplerrh
Ron, Wx permitting I'm planning on flying down...

Ron, Wx permitting I'm planning on flying down from DC Saturday early. Anything special I need to know about attending; it's my first time for any IAC event so I'll probably just watch and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By schaplerrh
Robert: The antenna hit the fuselage skin and...

Robert: The antenna hit the fuselage skin and the ELT alarm began beeping and the armed light on the panel lighted. I never touched the ELT.

All: I'd rather the antenna remain inside 1) to avoid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,805
Posted By schaplerrh
ELT antenna question

I just replaced my old Ameri-King (121.5) with an Ack 406. The Ameri-King antenna was mounted inside the canopy immediately behind the passenger seat. The Ameri-King used one of those short black...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By schaplerrh
I did mine years ago in a Mooney. Not quite the...

I did mine years ago in a Mooney. Not quite the same but still a clean air frame; not a problem.
Forum: Reviews 02-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By schaplerrh
I've had mine for a couple years; love it!

I've had mine for a couple years; love it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,435
Posted By schaplerrh
Man, your polishing skills are way better than...

Man, your polishing skills are way better than mine!! I bet you even polish the underside. Great pics. Wonderful story. Fantastic wife who "wants to fly." You are soooo lucky. Thanks for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,970
Posted By schaplerrh
My thanks as well. I'm heading out to the...

My thanks as well. I'm heading out to the airport this AM to review your list with my new mechanic. Robert
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,970
Posted By schaplerrh
I need one too, desperately! My regular mechanic...

I need one too, desperately! My regular mechanic can no longer work due to a serious injury so I'm going to use the local shop that has never worked on an RV7. It's a good shop, just no RV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,948
Posted By schaplerrh
Sounds lovely. Where about? Any adjacent or...

Sounds lovely. Where about? Any adjacent or nearby property available? How do you feel about getting an RV7 neighbor? Just dreaming....
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,779
Posted By schaplerrh
Maybe a 14?

I love my 7 but for some reason I woke up this morning thinking maybe I should "move up" to a 14. I don't want to build and don't know if buying is currently a practical option, so would like to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By schaplerrh
I think WOT at takeoff is about 13.7. I'll...

I think WOT at takeoff is about 13.7. I'll confirm this when I fly tomorrow or Wednesday. Is anyone alarmed about EGTs in the low 1400s? Also, fuel flow below about 10.5 at 72-75% power and ROP is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,216
Posted By schaplerrh
Low CHT with "high" EGT, is this a problem?

Flying yesterday in the DC area my CHTs ranged 300-315 while my EGTs at times topped 1400 at 75% power. And for the first time ever, one cylinder's EGT slightly topped 1400 (i.e., 1407) during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,394
Posted By schaplerrh
I used a paint pen to make the inside of each...

I used a paint pen to make the inside of each tire (RV7) with a "T" like shape -- I draw a line across the tire at the bottom of the wheel pants with a short perpendicular line centered on the...
Forum: Northeast 11-15-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By schaplerrh
Second Bobbi.

Second Bobbi.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By schaplerrh
Of course, Canadian JOY. I know my place in...

Of course, Canadian JOY. I know my place in line. My wife loves her very old ANR 500 because it's so light weight, but it's near impossible finding replacement ear seals (and when I do they split...
Forum: California 10-27-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By schaplerrh
Rex Daniels did a great pre-buy for me some time...

Rex Daniels did a great pre-buy for me some time ago. He lives in Santa Rosa area. He's a VAFs member so you should be able to find his contact info by searching here. If not, contact me an I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,043
Posted By schaplerrh
Mousse, if offers start flooding in please refer...

Mousse, if offers start flooding in please refer the extras to me. My wife needs a good ans headset as well. Thank you. Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By schaplerrh
Three Questions I Need Help With

1. Do I need to paint the underside of my RV7? I polish the metal topsides but leave the bottom of undersides of the wings, fuselage and tail feathers as is. I’m planning on having topside trim...
Forum: Propellers 10-22-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By schaplerrh
CS props at low rpm (low MP) work like a fixed...

CS props at low rpm (low MP) work like a fixed pitch propeller so there’s going to be no rpm change without a throttle change at lower power settings.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-20-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,616
Posted By schaplerrh
BEAUTIFULLY! Would you please come paint my...

BEAUTIFULLY! Would you please come paint my plane.

Robert
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-02-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,665
Posted By schaplerrh
I'd go with Maryland Airport (2W5). It's just...

I'd go with Maryland Airport (2W5). It's just down the road from VKX (concur with Brian re Potomac but need pin, etc), in the SFRA but not the FRZ so only need to take the online course. Very nice...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,274
Posted By schaplerrh
I love it. Great idea: the roses. I should...

I love it. Great idea: the roses. I should have done this for my wife; she might still be talking to me if I had. lol
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,240
Posted By schaplerrh
I fly a -7 with an IO-360 matched to a MT CS...

I fly a -7 with an IO-360 matched to a MT CS prop. I love the plane and it's performance but it's a bit short-legged when IMC require an alternate. With your experience and a 900 mile mission you're...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-05-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 316,944
Posted By schaplerrh
QB, plug-and-play, Extra 300-like, tapered wings...

QB, plug-and-play, Extra 300-like, tapered wings for 7s and 8s.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,753
Posted By schaplerrh
I don't hate nose wheelers. I just love...

I don't hate nose wheelers. I just love tailwheel flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By schaplerrh
fixnflyguy, did you install spring assist or aero...

fixnflyguy, did you install spring assist or aero tab roll trim? I'm thinking of installing something along the lines of the Lancair aileron trim on my 7.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,753
Posted By schaplerrh
Welcome aboard. I LOVE my 7! Please tell me you...

Welcome aboard. I LOVE my 7! Please tell me you mean "7" and not "7A." Half the fun of flying is takeoffs and landings with the little wheel in back.

I don't know where Great Mills MD is but come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,267
Posted By schaplerrh
And a kitchen sink....

And a kitchen sink....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By schaplerrh
FS (maybe): Garmin 625, SL30, Dynon comm

I'm thinking about swapping out my GTN 625 for a GTN 650 (this will give me additional comm and nav) and pulling my Dynon comm. If I go this way, I won't need to install the "new" SL30 I recently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By schaplerrh
Contact Jan Bussell if your insurance company...

Contact Jan Bussell if your insurance company will ok RV6 time as time in type. I did my transition instruction with Jan before I picked up my RV7. Jan is located about 60-90 minutes south of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,931
Posted By schaplerrh
Alum is beautiful

Keep it polished. Yes it's more work but there's nothing so beautiful as polished alum. Besides, you can't fly all the time. And to borrow from the boating world, "there is nothing so wonderful as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,630
Posted By schaplerrh
Tosten Grip in RV7?

I'd like to put Tosten Grips in my 7 but reading all the post re panel clearance I'd like to see some pics of what you have done to address this problem in a 7. Most of the posts concern RV10, but...
Forum: Propellers 06-01-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,982
Posted By schaplerrh
Prop speed

Check the pop control cable at the governor end. I recently encounter similar prop control issues and discovered that the metal sleeve on the prop control cable had separated permitting the cable to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By schaplerrh
Rudder

Pull the wheel pants and fairing and go flying. If she fly straight without need for rudder pedal then the problem is misaligned fairings and/ or wheel pants. I just went through this so I know of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,520
Posted By schaplerrh
Transistion

I second Jan Bussell. I spend a couple days with him enrote to pick up my ?new? RV7 in AZ and flew it home to VA. Piloting your plane home for the first time is an unforgettable experience. I too...
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,757
Posted By schaplerrh
Brandon, sent you a PM re RV-10 builder...

Brandon, sent you a PM re RV-10 builder assist.

Robert
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,524
Posted By schaplerrh
prop choice

I'm happy with the 2-bladed acro MT on my -7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By schaplerrh
Need graphic designer to help with RV7 paint scheme

I'm looking for a graphic designer to take my general ideas about what I want my plane to looking like and turn that into the design of my dreams. I want something that is simple, classic and...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-25-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,991
Posted By schaplerrh
The 650 keeps it simple. I did the 625 and added...

The 650 keeps it simple. I did the 625 and added a VAL for a second comm. Works fine but used panel space I now wish I had (for a G5 backup). Recommend you contact Jesse Saint.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,327
Posted By schaplerrh
What Paint to Use?

I've discovered some light surface rust on the landing gear legs that I can easily remove with light sanding (I tested one spot). Now what paint should I use on the bare metal? There are leg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,493
Posted By schaplerrh
Dave, 1. I love my 7. 2. There is a recent VAF...

Dave,

1. I love my 7.
2. There is a recent VAF post re an estate 9 for sale. Looks nice from online pics.
3. PM me with price and details when you get closer to selling it. I'll never give up...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-10-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,186
Posted By schaplerrh
PCSing to DC

I hanger at KVKX; hangers frequently come available. A 7A just moved from here to Tipton; owner said newly built hangers there just opened. Don't know if Tipton info in correct, just what I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,537
Posted By schaplerrh
I'm happy with the used ICOM A6 I picked up here...

I'm happy with the used ICOM A6 I picked up here on VAFs. Limited range, but with the accessory jack and PPT you can plug it directly into my headset. Also like the compact size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 34,232
Posted By schaplerrh
She's BEAUTIFUL! You're so blessed. Thanks for...

She's BEAUTIFUL! You're so blessed. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,004
Posted By schaplerrh
cleaning engine/airframe

Two related Qs:

1. I've been thinking of using my pressure washed to clean the engine and accessories. Any known reason this shouldn't work on a completely cold engine? I realize I'll need to dial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,742
Posted By schaplerrh
John, just sent you a PM. Robert RV7

John, just sent you a PM.

Robert
RV7
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