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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-27-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By ChuckGant
Looking forward to it!!

Looking forward to it!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By ChuckGant
Send me your email address and I'll send you the...

Send me your email address and I'll send you the one I used. This site does not allow word files to be uploaded.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By ChuckGant
Welcome aboard Joe. Good luck in your search for...

Welcome aboard Joe. Good luck in your search for RV12 info.
Forum: Southeast 01-26-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By ChuckGant
John Jewel Aircraft Engines Holly Springs,...

John Jewel Aircraft Engines
Holly Springs, MS
He's been building engines forever.

(662) 252-6377
http://www.johnjewellaircraft.com
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,989
Posted By ChuckGant
Funny...I put the nut of the oil filter in the...

Funny...I put the nut of the oil filter in the vice and slowly turn the cutter around the filter. I guess there is more than one way to skin the cat.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,989
Posted By ChuckGant
This is the one we use, with good...

This is the one we use, with good...
Forum: Autopilots 10-17-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,234
Posted By ChuckGant
How would one go about finding this sales...

How would one go about finding this sales bulletin?
Thanks.
Forum: Southeast 08-22-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By ChuckGant
Just to close the loop on this thread for future...

Just to close the loop on this thread for future searches...

I ended up flying into KMRN, Foothills Regional Airport, near Morganton, Lenoir and Hickory, NC, for our trip up into the Carolina...
Forum: Southeast 08-15-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By ChuckGant
Thank you for the info.

Thank you for the info.
Forum: Southeast 08-14-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,825
Posted By ChuckGant
Hickory, NC

Taking the wife to Boone next week. I was going to fly into the little airport in Boone, but now the sister-in-law is picking us up in Hickory, NC.

Does anyone Have any info on Foothills Regional...
Forum: Southeast 08-13-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,270
Posted By ChuckGant
Any updates on Boone, NC (NC14) I am planning to...

Any updates on Boone, NC (NC14)
I am planning to go visit family in Boone next week. Just looking for a PIREP.
Thanks,
Chuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,503
Posted By ChuckGant
I got an email from that same address about a...

I got an email from that same address about a weeks ago, after agreeing to buy a radio on vansairforce.

It was from "ebaygift Payment" salesrcplane@gmail.com.
The content of the email was simply:...
Forum: GPS 08-01-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,035
Posted By ChuckGant
The literature only references the GTN series. ...

The literature only references the GTN series. Are there any features between the 760 and the GNC355?
Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,700
Posted By ChuckGant
G3Xpert, I would like to know if one GI 275 basic...

G3Xpert,
I would like to know if one GI 275 basic can be configured to do multiple functions. I want to only install one 275 and have it act both as a glideslope/CDI for ILS approaches with a GNC 255...
Forum: Safety 01-24-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,792
Posted By ChuckGant
Would you care to share the scenario that...

Would you care to share the scenario that required you to use your chute?

I don't see structural failure to be the predominate threat. My biggest concerns are engine failures at night, IFR, or over...
Forum: Tools 11-13-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,110
Posted By ChuckGant
We've had good luck with the Airwolf posted...

We've had good luck with the Airwolf posted above: http://www.airwolf.com/aw/products/oil-filter-cutter

http://www.airwolf.com/aw/application/files/8414/4613/8421/filter-cutter.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-10-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,053
Posted By ChuckGant
Couldn't get the photos to work, but...

Couldn't get the photos to work, but congratulation on your new paint job. I'd love to see it.
There are three FedEx RVers down at Holly Springs Airport, 2 of us are Marines and the other a Navy...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By ChuckGant
Broken Cowl Hinge Pin

Help. We have an RV7 tipup. The "Handle" portion of our top, rear cowl piano hinge pin broke off with the pin installed. This is the long pin that runs along the top of the firewall. it is fully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By ChuckGant
Did not know Google photos was bad. Deleted my...

Did not know Google photos was bad. Deleted my instructions.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,082
Posted By ChuckGant
Maybe this app will meet your needs. The only...

Maybe this app will meet your needs. The only downside is that it is in meters instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By ChuckGant
Sun-n-Fun 2019 - Good FBOs for the trip

I just thought I'd start a thread to highlight good places to stop at on the way to Sun-n-Fun.

Focus is SnF deals, restaurants on-site, gas less than $5.00/gal.

I'll start:

AL, Andelusia South...
Forum: Reviews 03-29-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,019
Posted By ChuckGant
FlyLEDs Review

FlyLEDs ?Origninal Wingtip and Strobe Kit? (https://flyleds.com/products/#!/The-Original-Wingtip-Lighting-Kit/p/47502180/category=0) and ?Combo Leading Edge Landing/Taxi Light"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 20,853
Posted By ChuckGant
I fly gentleman aerobatics all the time in our...

I fly gentleman aerobatics all the time in our RV7, as well as tail chases and formation. I'm just not interested in traveling too far or spending and entire weekend at an aerobatic competition. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By ChuckGant
Happy New Year Doug. Thank you for providing...

Happy New Year Doug. Thank you for providing such a valuable resource for all of us RVers.
Forum: Autopilots 12-27-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By ChuckGant
Any pireps on the TruTrak Gemini instead of the...

Any pireps on the TruTrak Gemini instead of the vision? I was thinking about adding a standby attitude indicator from GRT, but thought this might be a could substitute and an A/P upgrade at the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,794
Posted By ChuckGant
Exactly what the previous posters said. ...

Exactly what the previous posters said. Performance is about the same. The -8 looks a little cooler because it's more like an old fighter plane, but the -7 is definitely much more social.

When we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,734
Posted By ChuckGant
Installed mine with the Grand Rapids SafeFly 2020...

Installed mine with the Grand Rapids SafeFly 2020 GPS. Works great. I have it hardwired to a serial port in my GRT Horizon EX and it talks to my iFly740 or an iPad via WiFi.

Works great! I love...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,912
Posted By ChuckGant
Another plug for the NFlightCam cord...

Another plug for the NFlightCam cord (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MT3Q50Y/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01MT3Q50Y&pd_rd_wg=kW6IF&pd_rd_r=2FG0Q5T3AH0ACVB28S2G&pd_rd_w=9deht). It has worked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,730
Posted By ChuckGant
I loved my Oregon Aero military helmet liner as...

I loved my Oregon Aero military helmet liner as well as their seat cushions, but I did not feel that the Bose A20 ear cushions attenuated the noise as well as the Bose cushions. I just replaced my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,328
Posted By ChuckGant
I have one that I'm pretty happy with. A...

I have one that I'm pretty happy with. A compilation of several I found around the net. Send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you a copy in Word format.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By ChuckGant
Great ideas guys. I appreciate the input. May...

Great ideas guys. I appreciate the input. May be a few days before I can get out there to try them out.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-19-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By ChuckGant
New High Oil Pressure Before Takeoff

We have an RV7 with an IO-360/CS Prop.
We are using Grand Rapids Horizon EX with the oil pressure warning alarm set to go off at 99 psi. The Lycoming manual says 115, but the highest setting allowed...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,398
Posted By ChuckGant
Do you have electronic ignition? We have PMags...

Do you have electronic ignition?
We have PMags and when we switched to automotive spark plugs, our hot start problems disappeared.

TIFWIW.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,440
Posted By ChuckGant
When you have time, would you post an...

When you have time, would you post an explanation? I?m sure many of us would love to know.

OP, so... what?s your technique?
Forum: Safety 02-07-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,265
Posted By ChuckGant
I use an app called “Create Booklet for Mac”. It...

I use an app called “Create Booklet for Mac”. It costs $10, but is well worth the price. I use it to reduce my POH to half size and then cut the sheets in half and take it to FedEx Office to have it...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,507
Posted By ChuckGant
Wouldn't 1-in-1000 be a 0.1% death rate? If...

Wouldn't 1-in-1000 be a 0.1% death rate?

If you avoid the type of flying that adds a bit more risk such as low altitude aerobatics, formation flight, IMC, etc. and avoid risky behavior such as...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,327
Posted By ChuckGant
We are very happy with our P-Mags. After talking...

We are very happy with our P-Mags. After talking to the owner at Sun-n-Fun (Brad I think?) we switched to automotive spark plugs and saw a real improvement in starting performance, especially when...
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,111
Posted By ChuckGant
Kathy or anyone else, Is this module...

Kathy or anyone else,
Is this module adequate overvoltage protection for a 60A internally regulated alternator and EarthX...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,661
Posted By ChuckGant
I used an illustration software called Affinity...

I used an illustration software called Affinity Designer (https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/) to create my paint scheme. There is definitely a learning curve, but with practice you can get good...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,212
Posted By ChuckGant
This is what I...

This is what I have:

https://www.amazon.com/Lifehammer-LH-RET-O1-Emergency-Tool-Orange/dp/B000BN3A4Y

Check out this video:
https://youtu.be/fRvQxGl4kt4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,541
Posted By ChuckGant
We bought our RV7 with 125 hours on a fresh...

We bought our RV7 with 125 hours on a fresh IO-360 and 1 Series-113 E-mag and 1 Series 113 P-mag. Per Brad's guidance, we sent them both back during the annual and had them upgraded to both be...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-19-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,368
Posted By ChuckGant
We bought our SPOT after performing a forced...

We bought our SPOT after performing a forced landing into a cow pasture, due to an engine failure. I now feel much more comfortable about my ability to get help if it were to happen again in a more...
Forum: GPS 06-02-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,058
Posted By ChuckGant
Just to add to your options, have you looked at...

Just to add to your options, have you looked at the iFly740. I have one of those and absolutely love it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,322
Posted By ChuckGant
There is no way I would ever consider a black...

There is no way I would ever consider a black upholstery on a canopy type aircraft. You will fry as soon as you sit down.
Forum: ADS-B 05-23-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,851
Posted By ChuckGant
I predict that it will just be a matter of time...

I predict that it will just be a matter of time (after 2020) that they use this data to implement user fees and possibly automatic flight violations. Just think how easy it would be to automatically...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,446
Posted By ChuckGant
Ours is mounted horizontally on the bottom side...

Ours is mounted horizontally on the bottom side of the crossmember, behind the right seat.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,299
Posted By ChuckGant
First I've heard about the RV Hotel. Maybe not...

First I've heard about the RV Hotel. Maybe not enough people are aware of it. Now that you brought it up, I found it on the front page of the website, but I hadn't noticed it in the past. Great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,843
Posted By ChuckGant
International Jets, in Gadsden, AL painted our...

International Jets, in Gadsden, AL painted our airplane and did an awesome job. However, they have been bought out by Code 1 Aviation. I have no idea if Code 1 does paint or if the same crew is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,984
Posted By ChuckGant
This is the way I see it too, but not sure if I'm...

This is the way I see it too, but not sure if I'm missing something more important. An IR alternator is pretty cheap, so if it fails, my priorities are:
1. Not have a fire.
2. Protect my EMags so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,984
Posted By ChuckGant
So is the module that Stein Aero sells and the...

So is the module that Stein Aero sells and the DIY plans from Charlie the same thing? If so, is the only downside to these that the cut the alternator off cold, which can damage the alternator? If...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,984
Posted By ChuckGant
Overvoltage Protection with EarthX battery

OK, so I read through this entire thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=148476&highlight=earthx) regarding an over voltage situation that fried a guys avionics. After...
Forum: ADS-B 04-11-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,147
Posted By ChuckGant
Talked to the UAvionix guys at SnF. Their Echo...

Talked to the UAvionix guys at SnF. Their Echo looks like a great solution for about $1000 without the GPS, or $1500 with the GPS. Then talked to Mark at Grand Rapids Technology, and they are going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By ChuckGant
Good places to stop on the way to Sun-n-Fun 2017?

Thought we could start a list of descent airports to stop in the Southeast on the way to Sun-n-Fun.

One of my favorites is KMVC, Monroe County, Monroeville, AL
http://www.airnav.com/airport/KMVC

It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,199
Posted By ChuckGant
A few more pictures taken today in direct...

A few more pictures taken today in direct sunlight....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,199
Posted By ChuckGant
1. Did you also upgrade the AHRS if so was it the...

1. Did you also upgrade the AHRS if so was it the adaptive AHRS?
- We kept the original AHRS. Works fine.

2. How about the magnetometer?
- We kept the original magnemometer, but had to recalibrate...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,199
Posted By ChuckGant
We did it in January. - Great upgrade. The...

We did it in January.
- Great upgrade. The difference in resolution is very nice.
- I like the synthetic vision.
- You will have an internal GPS in each unit.
- Much brighter in than the WS.
-...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By ChuckGant
Mine didn't come with one either. I'll send you a...

Mine didn't come with one either. I'll send you a copy of the one I put together.
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,181
Posted By ChuckGant
Regarding UAvionix, I recently inquired on their...

Regarding UAvionix, I recently inquired on their other ADS-B unit, the echo ATU-20 (http://www.uavionix.com/products/echo-atu-20/) that is being developed for the US manned market. Here is the email...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,611
Posted By ChuckGant
Will you post more information on this Gallagher...

Will you post more information on this Gallagher fellow?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-22-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 22,306
Posted By ChuckGant
Very nice post Jake. Prayers to the families.

Very nice post Jake. Prayers to the families.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 33,298
Posted By ChuckGant
Great! I think I got it. I appreciate the help...

Great! I think I got it. I appreciate the help and will let you know how it goes.

- Chuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 33,298
Posted By ChuckGant
Thanks for the help guys. Here is another...

Thanks for the help guys. Here is another diagram from the 12VDC manual:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj245/chuckgant/Screen%20Shot%202016-12-14%20at%209.21.07%20AM_zpstniblrfl.png

I will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 33,298
Posted By ChuckGant
I decided to buy this GSM switch from Amazon...

I decided to buy this GSM switch from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Generic-GSM-AUTO-AC-Output-Control-Contact/dp/B00XVWG3ZA) to allow me to remotely turn on my engine heater. The directions are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,837
Posted By ChuckGant
I just upgraded our old WS to the Horizon EX. ...

I just upgraded our old WS to the Horizon EX. The resolution and brightness are definitely an improvement. The Horizon EX has all of the features of the WS plus synthetic vision and built in GPS. ...
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