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Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By Charles in SC
Something to keep in mind is that if you decide...

Something to keep in mind is that if you decide to stray away from the plans and make something a little different such as an aftermarket cowling or any of a jillion cool things you might see on this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,707
Posted By Charles in SC
Looks great Matt! I am curious, is the piece that...

Looks great Matt! I am curious, is the piece that goes over the roll bar tube clecoed through the plexi and the roll bar or just the plexi?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,852
Posted By Charles in SC
I do not want to sidetrack the thread but in 1960...

I do not want to sidetrack the thread but in 1960 my father bought a little bike called an Aluma Cycle to carry in the baggage area of his Apache. It was so little I learned to ride on it when I was...
Forum: Tools 04-21-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a Grizzly mill/drill on a stand. It was...

I have a Grizzly mill/drill on a stand. It was not cheap but the ability to move the table and the stability is really nice. It is not a great mill but is a very good drill. It allowed me to do some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,452
Posted By Charles in SC
You really need to get some Van's shoes and...

You really need to get some Van's shoes and t-shirts to go with that.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,268
Posted By Charles in SC
It has never occurred to me to give up my bike...

It has never occurred to me to give up my bike because I fly. Been riding a bike for 60 years, flying for 41 years. 2002 BMW 1200LT
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the responses. I am not flying my -7...

Thanks for the responses. I am not flying my -7 yet but have flown and instructed in many different types. It looked like to me that the -7 has a kind of Hersey bar wing like the old Cherokees....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By Charles in SC
-7 Stall characteristics

I have seen a couple of references to the stall being different from most other planes. What do they do differently?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,805
Posted By Charles in SC
In my humble experience Lycomings are not as...

In my humble experience Lycomings are not as likely to get carb ice as Continentals because the intakes go through the oil pan on most models. A Continental can ice up pretty easy with a carb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,979
Posted By Charles in SC
Many moons ago before Exxon was Exxon when I was...

Many moons ago before Exxon was Exxon when I was a teenager I worked at a gas station. We used to sell stuff to put in the carb to clean the engine out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,674
Posted By Charles in SC
We have antique nut plates and nuts bowls that...

We have antique nut plates and nuts bowls that are Vaseline glass but there is no Vaseline in them but they look cool under a black light that is not black. Now if I can figure out why pilots say...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By Charles in SC
It will be interesting to see what happens to the...

It will be interesting to see what happens to the folks that travel many many miles to get there and get told they cannot buy a ticket because they are sold out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 23,430
Posted By Charles in SC
About 50 years ago some friends and I decided to...

About 50 years ago some friends and I decided to go on our motorcycles to Myrtle Beach. We were at the arcade there when one of the guys decided to try a machine that had a hand on. You put a dime in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By Charles in SC
After looking at the picture. Do you have an air...

After looking at the picture. Do you have an air oil separator?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Posted By Charles in SC
I needed some more so I took a piece of it to my...

I needed some more so I took a piece of it to my local electronics supply house and showed it to them. They had it in stock so I got what I needed from them. I do not know what resources you have...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-09-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By Charles in SC
I use a one hole countersink. I like the flush...

I use a one hole countersink. I like the flush screw look. I do not remember where I got the countersink. It fits in s drill chuck. There are a lot of ways to skin the cat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By Charles in SC
I cannot tell from the picture if the...

I cannot tell from the picture if the measurements are the same but it looks the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,982
Posted By Charles in SC
It could be. In Spartanburg county some years ago...

It could be. In Spartanburg county some years ago airplanes were taxed at about 10% of the value because the county knew that anyone that had an airplane was "rich folks". At some point they figured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By Charles in SC
That looks like the same thing that Milspec...

That looks like the same thing that Milspec fasteners use. Might check them out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By Charles in SC
Condition Inspection Sign off Question

When signing off a condition inspection does it go in both the aircraft log and the engine log or just the aircraft log.
This has probably been discussed here before but I did not find exactly what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,035
Posted By Charles in SC
Prayers sent your way. I also have stage 4 cancer...

Prayers sent your way. I also have stage 4 cancer and am undergoing chemo treatments, I just did my 7th one. Mine got a lot easier after the 3rd or 4th one. I am still pushing forward on my -7 doing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By Charles in SC
As far as a workbench keep in mind that the...

As far as a workbench keep in mind that the horizontal stab is about 10 feet long when put together. My benches have a 4x8 sheet of plywood for a top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,131
Posted By Charles in SC
Repairman certificate

How do you get one of these now? I do not think you can visit the FSDO now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,472
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a cheap 40 inch (I think) Grissley 3 in...

I have a cheap 40 inch (I think) Grissley 3 in one brake/shear/roll that was very useful during my build. It works good on aluminum but I would not recommend it for steel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Charles in SC
I am at the point of needing to do this. For the...

I am at the point of needing to do this. For the digitally challenged folks like me do you have any idea what they do if your pictures and build log are not digital. Also what is a zoom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By Charles in SC
Repairman certificate issuance

Has anyone applied for a repairman certificate lately. I wondered how the virus shutdowns have affected obtaining one. Can you do it online now or what?
Thanks for any input!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,883
Posted By Charles in SC
I have some toilet paper stored in my hanger that...

I have some toilet paper stored in my hanger that I have to visit now and then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Charles in SC
Are you going to buy the whole kit at one time?...

Are you going to buy the whole kit at one time? It might be better to wait till post virus time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,321
Posted By Charles in SC
My .02 worth since being involved in aviation...

My .02 worth since being involved in aviation over the last 45 years. Any time there is a recession or depression or other turmoil in the financial world there are folks that need to get out because...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-02-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,739
Posted By Charles in SC
I used those on my check ride, they work fine.

I used those on my check ride, they work fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Charles in SC
Oil line question

On my -7 I have a UMA oil pressure gage and sender mounted th Vans little manifold on the firewall. Question. Do I need to bleed the air out of the oil line from the engine or leave the air in?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the info Brian. I have a makeshift...

Thanks for the info Brian. I have a makeshift tail stand that I have used throughout the build that consists of 6 concrete blocks and a wooden structure on top that is designed to hold the tailwheel....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By Charles in SC
Tail weight question

With my -7 in a level attitude about how much weight do I need to attach to the tail to jack it up useing the wing jack points to hold the tailwheel down?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,943
Posted By Charles in SC
Have you looked into prepreg, I think that is...

Have you looked into prepreg, I think that is what it is called. I would think you could just roll out a sheet, cure it, and then cut to size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Charles in SC
Nylon lube question

I am wondering what is a lube that has been used successfully on the nylon blocks used on a sliding canopy? On my -7 there are three, two at the rear where the pins lock into the holes and one where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Charles in SC
I have some Loctite 567. Does anybody know if...

I have some Loctite 567. Does anybody know if that will work on this plastic tee?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Charles in SC
Brake fluid reservoir

Is there a better resevoir out there? On my -7 it is a homade looking aluminum pipe tank that a nylon tee screws into. Or maybe I need abetter tee fitting. I can not get it to stop leaking where it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By Charles in SC
I am not sure that will give you enough room for...

I am not sure that will give you enough room for the bulkhead type fitting that goes in the hole. I will look at mine tomorrow.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By Charles in SC
I just measured my -7. Mine is 7'2" to the...

I just measured my -7. Mine is 7'2" to the outside of the axle nuts. Tire center to tire center would be about 6" less.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-10-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,059
Posted By Charles in SC
Mine is still in the bag. I never thought about...

Mine is still in the bag. I never thought about putting it in anything else. I use a spoon to get it out of the bag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,332
Posted By Charles in SC
I agree, they are nice looking but I do not see...

I agree, they are nice looking but I do not see them being "winglets".
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By Charles in SC
Some times a drill bit is sharper on one side and...

Some times a drill bit is sharper on one side and drills unevenly. The bits we use on our RVs are so small it is hard to check for this, I just try another drill bit. Another thing that improves hole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,027
Posted By Charles in SC
My guess is that this will be kind of like the...

My guess is that this will be kind of like the IACRA portal which is the way pilot licenses and some other ratings and certifications are handled now. This started a few years ago. I did not use it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,428
Posted By Charles in SC
My panel is .090 so not quite 1/8 but what I did...

My panel is .090 so not quite 1/8 but what I did was to use a punch like the one linked in post #3 but after getting the pilot hole in it I put the panel and punch in a hydraulic press instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,084
Posted By Charles in SC
Battery charger

Does anybody have opinions good or bad about what is the best charger for a 680 type battery?
TIA!
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,989
Posted By Charles in SC
I read an article years ago about this. As I...

I read an article years ago about this. As I remember it one of the reasons for cycling the prop was to change the oil in the hub to prevent deposits from building up. If you want to check the...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-23-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,613
Posted By Charles in SC
I do not know if it is still available but I...

I do not know if it is still available but I bought Sam James dvd and found it very good. I got it from Aircraft Spruce. Then I got some various components and started doing some experimenting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,382
Posted By Charles in SC
It seems to me that 2 sheets of paper with your...

It seems to me that 2 sheets of paper with your endorsements showing currency, flight review and hours written on one of them somewhere could be a logbook. I do not think there is anything requiring...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Charles in SC
I think mine is nut plates and #6 screws.

I think mine is nut plates and #6 screws.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By Charles in SC
2020 requirements

I was told the eab licensing was going to be a little tougher after the first of the year. Does anyone have a link on this?
Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By Charles in SC
I am a firm believer that things that are easy to...

I am a firm believer that things that are easy to service get serviced more often.
Forum: Tools 11-11-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Charles in SC
I assume you are asking about yolks for a...

I assume you are asking about yolks for a pneumatic squeezer. You will probably want a hand squeezer and a couple yolks for it as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,184
Posted By Charles in SC
I bought mine from Aircraft Spruce. Mine were a...

I bought mine from Aircraft Spruce. Mine were a lot bigger than 5/8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By Charles in SC
Have you thought about buying into a partnership...

Have you thought about buying into a partnership on a 4 seat plane. If you are mot going to use it much that might be a good way to go.
Forum: Tools 10-15-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By Charles in SC
I am not familiar with the practice kit you are...

I am not familiar with the practice kit you are working on but if you can post a picture you will probably get a lot of ideas. There are a lot of ways to dimple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,948
Posted By Charles in SC
In these videos it looks like the canopy was...

In these videos it looks like the canopy was removed for the open cockpit portion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the input. After studying the Permatex...

Thanks for the input. After studying the Permatex website some I decided to go with the 567. Pricey stuff by the way!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By Charles in SC
Fuel tank quick drain sealant

What should I put on the threads? My go to stuff is Permatex #2. Is this ok?
Thanks in advance!
Forum: Primers 10-07-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,529
Posted By Charles in SC
I am not sure about the chance of cancer is but I...

I am not sure about the chance of cancer is but I have used both. My take is the phosphate covers a little better but when you study some of the past success with chromate it is pretty impressive. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,945
Posted By Charles in SC
I am not flying yet but have some experience with...

I am not flying yet but have some experience with these batteries that may be of interest. I have two motorcycles that I have had for over 15 years each. One of them has some electrical draw on it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By Charles in SC
Yes, this tool will come in handy many times...

Yes, this tool will come in handy many times throughout the build. I use mine a lot to check the thickness of aluminum sheet, I always double check drill bit size before drilling. The size wears off.
Forum: Tools 10-03-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Charles in SC
I built a kind of a work surface with a hole in...

I built a kind of a work surface with a hole in it so the dimple dies are level with the surface. Surface is carpeted. If you just sit it on the table the sheet of metal will be kind of draped over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,205
Posted By Charles in SC
In case you do not have one, get a micrometer and...

In case you do not have one, get a micrometer and learn to measure them. This skill will come in handy later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,247
Posted By Charles in SC
I have been thinking about making some for mine....

I have been thinking about making some for mine. I am planning to use the plastic sheet stuff trimmers use for auto door panels. I do not know the trade name for it but it is used in place of the...
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