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Forum: Reviews 08-01-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,557
Posted By Chappyd
Thanks very much Jeff! I will call them, and will...

Thanks very much Jeff! I will call them, and will update when this all gets resolved.
Forum: Reviews 08-01-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,557
Posted By Chappyd
It seems that you have had good luck with them. I...

It seems that you have had good luck with them. I wish I could say the same. I sold my RV and cancelled my insurance around May 16th. I had just paid my premium of around $1850 at the end of april. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Chappyd
Thanks Gil. Do I do that at the time of sale? How...

Thanks Gil. Do I do that at the time of sale? How does the new owner fly it away to where it needs to go for transport, or south or north of the border for that matter?

A call to the FSDO may be in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Chappyd
? about selling aircraft to ....

some one outside of the US. Is there anything I would need to do, or notify in order to sell my airplane to someone from outside the US? If the sale happens, they would come to me and buy the plane,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,640
Posted By Chappyd
I would be suprised as well. Is the DAR you are...

I would be suprised as well. Is the DAR you are usng an A&P as well? Mine was , and we did a "pre-inspection" to give me a heads up on potential problems.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,826
Posted By Chappyd
Outside!

I recently moved my -7 to a tie down spot. I can't offer any long term advice. I bought a set of wing covers, and a specially custom made fuse cover, goes from in front of the cowl/fuse junction to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 66,144
Posted By Chappyd
Here's mine- sort of a cross between Chris and...

Here's mine- sort of a cross between Chris and Stephens. I wanted something more than a flat plate, so I was looking around the shop and had an idea. I had some 1/4 X 1" aluminum bar. I put it on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,442
Posted By Chappyd
Actually I was thinking more in the mode of...

Actually I was thinking more in the mode of selling.

I find myself wondering if I have lost the "spark" for aviation. I'm not flying enough, some of that due to weather, some due to lack of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,442
Posted By Chappyd
RV sales

How is the market for RV's? I know the whole airplane market has been soft since gas went thru the roof, and I know there are a lot of variables involved. I am weighing options and am wondering if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,555
Posted By Chappyd
http://www.vansaircraft.com/images/open/2012_Sun'n...

http://www.vansaircraft.com/images/open/2012_Sun'nFun-special.pdf


Right on Van's home page
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-25-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By Chappyd
Boy it's been a while but I believe it's hi = +....

Boy it's been a while but I believe it's hi = +. low =-. I remember wondering the same thing. I have the 9000 ex also and am pretty happy with it. Wiring was a big challenge for me, and I ended up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,433
Posted By Chappyd
I did mine solo as well. It took a weekend and...

I did mine solo as well. It took a weekend and boy was I sore after.. all that stretching and reaching. I remember using duct tape to hold the skins back when needed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,693
Posted By Chappyd
MPH for me. In training I used knots and Nautical...

MPH for me. In training I used knots and Nautical miles. Once training was completed, I bought an old airplane, 69' Cherokee. Only had MPH. Sold that and bought another old airplane, 65' Mooney....
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-28-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,793
Posted By Chappyd
You can try leaving them there, then drilling...

You can try leaving them there, then drilling your canopy and then see how much the canopy pulls the bow out. I think the point you are at is just to make sure everything is even when the bows are at...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 01-21-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 30,603
Posted By Chappyd
Slider Panel

I too was worried about having to get under the panel after I was done. I've had to go in several times since. I always took the seat out, and got cushions. When I went to get my transponder check...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,443
Posted By Chappyd
This is what I have-

This is the numbers I came up with using this
http://www.skygeek.com/univ-11.html

FUEL LEVEL

10.2 = 20 GAL
8.6 = 18 GAL
7.0 = 16 GAL
5.8 = 14 GAL
4.5 = 12 GAL
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,621
Posted By Chappyd
IO-360-M1B with the smooth cowl. I was initially...

IO-360-M1B with the smooth cowl. I was initially bummed when I found out about not having mufflers availible with this set up. I have the stock set up with only one heat muff. The only mod I did was...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-05-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,182
Posted By Chappyd
Very sad indeed............Condolences Bob, looks...

Very sad indeed............Condolences Bob, looks like you had lots of good memories. So sorry for your loss.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,264
Posted By Chappyd
I spent 5 years building my plane not 15 feet &...

I spent 5 years building my plane not 15 feet & down a flight of stairs away from my wife, son, & daughter. Not once did any of them come down to see what I was doing. When asked, they would come...
Forum: COMM 12-13-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,569
Posted By Chappyd
Antenna ?

Why are comm antennas oriented vertically and vor/glideslope antennas oriented horizontal?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-08-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,325
Posted By Chappyd
The 8th it is! :)

The 8th it is! :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-07-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,325
Posted By Chappyd
I'm beginning to wonder if Vlad has a day job? ...

I'm beginning to wonder if Vlad has a day job? I'd like to get over there and meet you guys- my 40 hours is up and I need to see Hanger #5 and meet Vlad!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,525
Posted By Chappyd
I used the button head style with a nylon washer...

I used the button head style with a nylon washer under it. I did the same with the wheel pants where they attach to the bracket. Like the previous post says, I can always go to c'sunk later. I was...
Forum: Reviews 11-22-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,895
Posted By Chappyd
I'll add a second recommendation to that !! Vince...

I'll add a second recommendation to that !! Vince is a great guy to do business with. I got my N numbers from him. My DAR had requested that I have a decal/placard made up for the canopy handle for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,998
Posted By Chappyd
If you got the baffle kit from Vans, you should...

If you got the baffle kit from Vans, you should have a couple of bolts with large washer to close them up. That way you can easily remove them to do the plugs. I seem to recall it being shown either...
Forum: Polishing your RV 11-14-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,940
Posted By Chappyd
Boy I hear that!! If I had the $$ I would have...

Boy I hear that!! If I had the $$ I would have mine painted. Someday.........
I bought some static sun shades for the canopy. They help, but I think it's not the answer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,899
Posted By Chappyd
sent you a pm

sent you a pm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,223
Posted By Chappyd
IO-360 M1B with a Hartzell CS prop. 180 hp and I...

IO-360 M1B with a Hartzell CS prop. 180 hp and I can't imagine what I would do with more hp.
Forum: Northeast 11-05-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,226
Posted By Chappyd
I will be going up to SFM on my 1st venture out...

I will be going up to SFM on my 1st venture out of my 35nm zone Sunday am. Thanks to storm Alfred, my work was closed or 3 days with near perfect weather. I landed Wednesday afternoon with 40.0 on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Chappyd
Oil question

I have about 8 qts of Exxon Elite oil on hand that was bought back in 2006-2007. It's from a case I bought, then sold my plane before I used it. Is there any reason it wouldn't be ok to use it now? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,026
Posted By Chappyd
I built mine per the plans as well with the piano...

I built mine per the plans as well with the piano hinges, and I have the same issue. In flight the cowl bulges up between the hinges. I've been thinking about it for a little while. It would seem on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By Chappyd
+1.......................That says it all....:)

+1.......................That says it all....:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,105
Posted By Chappyd
When I was building my -7, a wing kit came up on...

When I was building my -7, a wing kit came up on barnstormers for about 1/2 price. I got my trailer and a buddy and off we went. Long story short- the builder had only just begun one panel, I mean...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,453
Posted By Chappyd
I think that looks real sharp!

I think that looks real sharp!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,742
Posted By Chappyd
I went with the horizontal set up, and here's my...

I went with the horizontal set up, and here's my 2 cents-

1000 bucks more is about right

The snorkel worked out fine for me. I had to cut and glass to provide clearance for the plane power...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-20-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,027
Posted By Chappyd
Thanks Noah! I will get there, promise. This...

Thanks Noah! I will get there, promise. This weekend I ended up grounded with a abcess tooth. If the weather looks promising I'll call Friday night.

Dave
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-20-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,027
Posted By Chappyd
That I can definitely do! Weather looks iffy for...

That I can definitely do! Weather looks iffy for this week, but I will come up the next nice thursday evening!

Thanks for the heads up
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-20-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,027
Posted By Chappyd
Vlad - I'd love to make one of those breakfasts,...

Vlad - I'd love to make one of those breakfasts, but Mondays are out for a while. Started a new job about 5 months ago, and time off is scarce at the moment. I'm confined to a 35NM radius of KIJD,...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-19-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,027
Posted By Chappyd
RV-7 N821RV Dave Chapdelaine

Well after 5 years of building and no airplane to call my own, I am once again a Pilot. and an aircraft owner :) My flight training began last April, flying with Joe Gauthier in a Piper Super Cub....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,233
Posted By Chappyd
I would guess that it is unrelated, or something...

I would guess that it is unrelated, or something is amiss in your plane. I start with the strobes on, and never noticed any problems. I was taught to fire up the storbes/beacon prior to starting by...
Forum: COMM 08-16-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,945
Posted By Chappyd
I have the 2 on the belly also, CI-122's. IIRC,...

I have the 2 on the belly also, CI-122's. IIRC, you have the Icom A 210? I have a Garmin SL30, and an Icom a 210. When I was wiring my radio's in the basement, sometimes when I would transmit on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,776
Posted By Chappyd
Thanks for the comments guys. I'm going for the...

Thanks for the comments guys. I'm going for the bigger one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,552
Posted By Chappyd
The "red tail " works for me...

The "red tail " works for me :)


http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/5892/p1010432n.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/p1010432n.jpg/)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,776
Posted By Chappyd
Koger Sunshades

Now that my airplane is flying :) , I'm really interested in one of these shades. I see that Van's carries 2 sizes- any thoughts on which would be better?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By Chappyd
That's it, Thanks!

That's it, Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,226
Posted By Chappyd
Looking for a post/picture..

I'm looking for a picture of a plane I saw in this forum in the last couple of weeks, I think it was about Osh.. In the thread there was a picture of an -8 or maybe it was a -7. It was polished, had...
Forum: COMM 07-17-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,700
Posted By Chappyd
Thanks Paul, I will give that a try tomorrow....

Thanks Paul, I will give that a try tomorrow.
:)

Dave
Forum: COMM 07-17-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,700
Posted By Chappyd
Icom A210 issue

I'm having a problem with my A210 radio. It is my #2 comm radio, I also have an SL30. Both radios are controlled ( listened to through A PMA 9000ex audio panel. The A210 seems to be working ok, but...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-19-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,244
Posted By Chappyd
Congratulations!!

I am literally 2 weeks behind you :) Any idea on when you will fly?
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 1,238,948
Posted By Chappyd
Thumbs up The milestones are dropping like flies!! 2 weeks...

The milestones are dropping like flies!!
2 weeks ago the fuselage went to the airport. The following friday the wings made it down there. Last weekend the plane got assembled, wires connected in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,778
Posted By Chappyd
We rented a car.

We rented a car.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,197
Posted By Chappyd
I chose the -7

Think about what it is you like to do. I think the -7 is more suited to X-country than the -8. My reasons are simple. In my other planes, I always had a seat next to me for stuff- charts, flight...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 1,238,948
Posted By Chappyd
Thanks Vlad. The wings are still in the basement...

Thanks Vlad. The wings are still in the basement for polishing. The wings will basically be all aluminum with red wingtips. I can't wait to see it altogether!

You're at 39N? I bought my 1st plane,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,909
Views: 1,238,948
Posted By Chappyd
After 5 years of hard work, blood, sweat,...

After 5 years of hard work, blood, sweat, swearing, learning & $$$$, my plane is about 3 weeks from the airport. All I have left to do here at home is some more polishing and some work on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,726
Posted By Chappyd
I'm in the process of doing a very basic paint...

I'm in the process of doing a very basic paint job. I'm using plastic, and would not do so again. while I am not having problems with paint getting thru the plastic, I have had several occaisons...
Forum: Reviews 04-15-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,244
Posted By Chappyd
Cool. I have the same seats/colors on order....

Cool. I have the same seats/colors on order. Thanks for the review!
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,779
Posted By Chappyd
I used the decal pro system with good results....

I used the decal pro system with good results. Yes, there is a learning curve, but for me it was one of the easier learning curves when building an aircraft :). I only used black for lettering, which...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-26-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,479
Posted By Chappyd
That sounded a little high, so I took a...

That sounded a little high, so I took a look;

IO-360 M1B = 24,600
Hartzell 2 blade metal = 6780
FWF kit (7/7A) = 5240 for a cs prop.

Total is 36,620
minus 1K for the combo puts you at 35,620. Or...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,045
Posted By Chappyd
I put one on my sticks, but didn't feel...

I put one on my sticks, but didn't feel comfortable that at some point down the road those wires coming out might fatiuge and fail. I put a pushbutton on the panel where I can hit it with my thumb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,564
Posted By Chappyd
Thanks again for the support. I am seeing a...

Thanks again for the support. I am seeing a lawyer Monday. After talking with them and getting some advice and information, I'll decide on a course of action. After getting past the initial shock of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,564
Posted By Chappyd
Decisions

Well, I have to make one major decision, and that's where to live.

The 1st thing I am going to do is go see a lawyer, hopefully tomorrow. I'll at least call and set up a consultation. I can't make...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,564
Posted By Chappyd
Thanks

For all the support.

Looking at that house today was super depressing. Some family lost it in this economy. Swingset and pool still in the yard. The house has a 2 car garage that wasn't quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,564
Posted By Chappyd
Thinking of selling out..............

Not sure if I'm looking for advice or not. I'm about 3 years into my -7. I'm at the point of getting really close to finishing. I could have flown next year for sure if -. The big if. My wife came to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,811
Posted By Chappyd
Connecticut has a "use" tax. it's really a sales...

Connecticut has a "use" tax. it's really a sales tax. Last year I paid the "use"tax on my total airplane kit when we did our income tax. On the 2 airplanes I've owned I had to write big checks and...
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