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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By dreed
Hey There- not a RV-12, but I had the same issue...

Hey There- not a RV-12, but I had the same issue on my oil temp on my 7 with a 390 (similar jumps in temp not physically possible). Cleaned up my ground on the engine case has some paint overs spray...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By dreed
Thanks Guys- Engine cranks great. I'll have the...

Thanks Guys-

Engine cranks great. I'll have the cowl off later this week hopefully, will check all connections, check for paint, add another ground as well just to make sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By dreed
Carl- thank you, and great questions- The...

Carl-

thank you, and great questions-

The plane only has about 70 hours now, but I got the first oil temp warning about 15-20 ago or so. Was very sporadic at first, but am now getting it a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By dreed
Ground or Alternator?

VAF brain trust

I've have an occasional erratic oil temp jumps of 30-50 degrees and right back down. After the initial "hmm" moment the first time followed by a precautionary landing, I narrowed it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,099
Posted By dreed
Was on Thur night but forgot to upoad-

Cascade Locks (KCZK) great little strip if you're ever in the Portland area, and my first trip in there- Right next to the Columbia River, great views all around. Highly recommended (watch for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By dreed
Thanks Jereme and Mel! heading back tonight, and...

Thanks Jereme and Mel!

heading back tonight, and will head out to the hangar and grab the logs.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By dreed
First Condition inspection date?

Hi All-

did a little searching, but jut want to confirm with the VAF brain trust. I am coming up on one year since my DAR inspection/AW cert issued

I assume this is the date to use for my first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 152,029
Posted By dreed
Just got The Propeller Under the Bed by Eileen...

Just got The Propeller Under the Bed by Eileen Bjorkman, only a couple chapters in but so far it's enjoyable.

Heard her on the "The fighter Pilot Podcast" a few weeks back. She's a retired Col. was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-14-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 864,890
Posted By dreed
Congratulations Randy! Great feeling- let the fun...

Congratulations Randy! Great feeling- let the fun begin!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,052
Posted By dreed
This is basically my setup as well (minus the...

This is basically my setup as well (minus the LED's- but I like that idea). P-Mag internal alternator test for me is:

Both P-mag toggles off after achieving run up RPM. Then during run-up normal...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By dreed
No worries at all- and thanks for looking into...

No worries at all- and thanks for looking into it. I was concerned I was twisting a little much at take off. like you said- probably negligible difference. Such a great prop.

Thanks again!
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By dreed
Hey MED- Curious where that limitation is listed,...

Hey MED- Curious where that limitation is listed, I have the same prop on my 7A (also IO-390) but I don't recall seeing it. Just want to make sure I didn't miss something on mine.
thanks
dan
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-02-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By dreed
Thank you very much- Sender/wiring was my...

Thank you very much-

Sender/wiring was my initial thought as well given the speed of the jumps as well as the randomness on flights. I'll head to the hangar later and check all the grounds and...
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-02-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By dreed
erratic oil temp-

Hey all-

I had an erratic oil temp/warning yesterday. This is the second time I've had this, and just looking for places to look/advice.

The first time was on a similar day temp wise, got the...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,188
Posted By dreed
Hi Paul- Welcome, noticed you are in Camas. Come...

Hi Paul-

Welcome, noticed you are in Camas. Come on out to Grove sometime, plenty of RV's on the field, however no 10's that I am aware of currently.

I do have one friend that is in Bend often...
Forum: Propellers 02-19-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,084
Posted By dreed
Late to the thread, but had a similar issue new...

Late to the thread, but had a similar issue new engine, hartzell governor (new from Vans), hartzell composite prop.

Pulled the prop (no plug)

Built a plate, checked oil pressure at the inlet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By dreed
Thanks- great idea and I already have one of...

Thanks- great idea and I already have one of those too.

Thanks for the idea!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-27-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By dreed
Cutting bulkhead for radio tray

Hi All

Adding an IFD540 to my panel soon and looking for tips on cutting the hold in the secondary bulkhead behind the panel (RV-7A Slider) for the long tray.

Why re-invent the wheel with all the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By dreed
Thank you Ted!

Thank you Ted!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By dreed
Part # request and question

Hi All-

Loving my still new 7A. I picked up an IFD 540 a while back, and think it's time to install as I start to venture a bit further away. I am dumb, and had some help behind the panel so I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By dreed
In case anyone runs into this issue I figured it...

In case anyone runs into this issue I figured it out. I needed to configure the engine HP on the MFD to the correct setting. My PFD was set correctly at 210 whereas the MFD was set to 180HP.

Still...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By dreed
AFS 5600 % of power

I can give Rob and the crew a call tomorrow, but thought I'd ask here first if easy. I was up last night, finally calibrating the AoA with a buddy and we noticed that the % of power was different...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By dreed
Ryan- keep at it, you'll be there in no time!...

Ryan- keep at it, you'll be there in no time!

Art- I haven't been into Goheen a long while, but love that place and area. I learned to fly down at Evergreen a million years ago (with Wally) but we...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By dreed
Quick sunset flight

Bought myself a GoPro max on a Christmas sale. Wing mount hasn't arrived yet, but fellow pilot/buddy and I did a quick flight last night and I gave it a try out. I honestly had not idea it was in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By dreed
Thank you both for confirming my understanding!

Thank you both for confirming my understanding!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,229
Posted By dreed
I'd love to get on the list too if possible. Only...

I'd love to get on the list too if possible. Only about 5 hours in a 14 (a) but I built/ have a 7(a) with a 390 and a PC that runs it really well.

Alpha/Bravo set currently with CH rudders now,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By dreed
Phase 1 - 2nd pilot (not additional)

I think I am pretty familiar with the APP program and have used it a couple of times. I had another pilot fly my plane a few times during Phase 1 and have performed the same for another pilot buddy....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,673
Posted By dreed
I did mine + 100 (1900lbs). With full tanks and...

I did mine + 100 (1900lbs). With full tanks and my GF and I we care still 1750 before luggage. If I were to take my dad it's right at gross with full tanks (no luggage) so it allows us to take some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,673
Posted By dreed
Mines a bit porky

RV7A (new style gear)
IO-390
Hartz composite prop
IFR
Full Paint
Full leather interior/heated seats
1203lbs

Luckily-
Me- 6'"4 175lbs
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,277
Posted By dreed
Larry- I have that set up. Can try and take pics...

Larry- I have that set up. Can try and take pics and count tomorrow/measure.

skybolts on top cowl and down the seam between the top/bottom, but used piano hinge for the lower cowl to fuse...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-20-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,711
Posted By dreed
Installed during build, but as others have said I...

Installed during build, but as others have said I can't imagine not having it.

Great for access, but I think it makes ingress/egress easier too.
Forum: Oregon 09-19-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,006
Posted By dreed
How many days do you have? Central, OR-...

How many days do you have?

Central, OR- Bend/Sunriver. Sunriver (S21) is a fantastic area, book a room at the lodge or rent a house. Fishing, rafting, all kinds of stuff. Bend is 10ish miles north...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,846
Posted By dreed
Nice! Congrats! Fellow 7A owner/builder in phase...

Nice! Congrats! Fellow 7A owner/builder in phase 1 now.
Forum: Safety 09-02-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,717
Posted By dreed
I'd add my vote for training too. I'd say if you...

I'd add my vote for training too. I'd say if you can find some upset recovery training (URT)+ some spin training even better in my opinion. They can get you pretty comfortable in all sorts of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-13-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,451
Posted By dreed
I'll add my Sunriver recommendation (I have a...

I'll add my Sunriver recommendation (I have a place over there too), short hop from 1W1 to S21, stay at the lodge. Food, rafting/hiking, etc.

Friday/Orcas would be great too, or NorCal - maybe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By dreed
AFS 5600 flap calibration settings

Can someone with a 6/7/9 (not sure about other configs) and AFS setup (ECM/flap position settings) share their flap configuration settings or tell me is full down is zero or full up is zero (or close...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-10-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 1,516,705
Posted By dreed
Thought that outline looked familiar.:-) Wish I'd...

Thought that outline looked familiar.:-) Wish I'd never sold my last one and want to replace with a GT3 (would love RS) but the market is currently insane.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 1,516,705
Posted By dreed
Looks great! BTW- 911 in the garage keeping the...

Looks great! BTW- 911 in the garage keeping the plane company?
Forum: Safety 06-02-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,797
Posted By dreed
Great to hear/see you are getting so close. I...

Great to hear/see you are getting so close.

I think that is a great plan, but I don't think it'll take you as many hours dual to get as you think- but it'll take whatever it takes I guess. I had...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,649
Posted By dreed
I am with the others here. Do it- I too took...

I am with the others here. Do it-

I too took about 10+ years off from both flying and building.Started building again,got current in 172's, got transition with Mike Seager, and now have a fresh...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 1,516,705
Posted By dreed
Thanks Bill- I'll reach out if I have any issues...

Thanks Bill- I'll reach out if I have any issues with it. That thing is a beat of a prop.

Thanks Ryan! Part of the reason was because it was easier apart and the painter is about 4 hangars down so...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 1,516,705
Posted By dreed
Thanks All- hard to believe it's flying....

Thanks All- hard to believe it's flying. Unfortunately I am working instead of flying toady :-(

Ted, I'll admit that I'd never even heard of the term and yet another reason Mr Seager is so great to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 1,516,705
Posted By dreed
First Flight-

Well, it finally happened.

After a bit of a stumbling block with the non functioning prop governor that took a couple weeks to get resolved, my plane is officially an "air"plane.

Mike Seager came...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-25-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By dreed
The folks at showplanes have some nice stuff and...

The folks at showplanes have some nice stuff and will send you a little sample kit of their selection
Forum: Propellers 05-19-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Mike! I spoke with the folks at Hartzell...

Thanks Mike!

I spoke with the folks at Hartzell this AM. I think the are a bit perplexed too as all governors are tested before shipment. I am going to have the governor shop ship directly to them...
Forum: Propellers 05-18-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Jereme! Hope to have one soon. I may end...

Thanks Jereme! Hope to have one soon. I may end up with the PCU- we'll see

Thanks to you too Mike! All of those are smoking deals, but the time frame is a bit outside of what I need. Still may...
Forum: Propellers 05-18-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Update

Welp... I can't recall being so happy to receive a call that an airplane part was FUBAR.

Governor shop called and after testing my brand new hartzell is no putting out any pressure/has no control....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,104
Posted By dreed
I am the one trying to track down the similar...

I am the one trying to track down the similar problem (my prop will not cycle at all- new engine, prop, governor).

Link to post with the tests that Lycoming recommends and plate I built to test oil...
Forum: Propellers 05-17-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Jereme- hope the next couple days bring...

Thanks Jereme- hope the next couple days bring some good news in a bad governor.
Forum: Propellers 05-17-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Bill! I sure hope that is not the case...

Thanks Bill!

I sure hope that is not the case :-) and the cold test was done without getting any of the oil from the bearing/hub. I had quite a bit of back flow spraying all over me when I Removed...
Forum: Propellers 05-17-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Update- Had to make a quick trip over to pickup...

Update-

Had to make a quick trip over to pickup an IFD540 from Advanced (my girlfriend too) so the plane got no love this weekend. I did complete the plate Friday before I left to test the oil...
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Kind of an update

For those following along-

The test plate mostly complete, I still need to add one more port for the governor inlet oil pressure connection and need a tap, or an adapter to run the same thread...
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Jabarr- Prop governor is the Hartzell PROP GOV...

Jabarr-

Prop governor is the Hartzell PROP GOV HZ IO-390 (Vans PN) S-1-79

Prop is Hartzell- G2YR/N7605W-2X 74 dia. (composite)
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Paul! Good thoughts and I will...

Thanks Paul!

Good thoughts and I will definitely verify. Rob at Advanced was kind enough to help with the setup on the EFIS and update to the latest and greatest software a couple weeks back....
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,660
Posted By dreed
I have a few hours in the factory 14A and also...

I have a few hours in the factory 14A and also had the afterfires. Mike said completely normal as I recall and the factory plane (with the EXP engine) had a different exhaust setup than standard...
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Jereme! We'll figure it out! One thing...

Thanks Jereme!

We'll figure it out! One thing I've gotten really good at is pulling the baffling and the governor :-)

Unfortunately, the thing that funds the hobby (work) has slowed me a bit this...
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Mike! That was a new thread for me, but...

Thanks Mike! That was a new thread for me, but many of those items are part of my troubleshooting tree.

I'm doing the lycoming leak down today (we just did shop air on the prop circuit before...
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Bill - sound advice and don't want to bend...

Thanks Bill - sound advice and don't want to bend the plane for sure.
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Update:- Welp, high speed taxi/aborted TO didn't...

Update:- Welp, high speed taxi/aborted TO didn't do the trick either.

Talked to a governor service shop in Olympia, WA and may send it up there tomorrow for bench check. They did suggest to just...
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Hey Folks- quick update. Air test moved the...

Hey Folks- quick update. Air test moved the blades no problem. I reinstalled the governor last night and will do another attempt at cycling this morning, and likely an aborted takeoff if she won't...
Forum: Propellers 05-10-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
For break in I plan on running WOT and 2500RPM so...

For break in I plan on running WOT and 2500RPM so need the prop working.
Forum: Propellers 05-10-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Hey Jereme- I did not. I went down to airport to...

Hey Jereme- I did not. I went down to airport to watch another planes maiden flight, but had some work and home stuff I had to get done yesterday.

I am going to make up a block off plate with a...
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Thanks Guys- I am headed down to the shop. May...

Thanks Guys-

I am headed down to the shop. May try the simple air trick in the prop circuit and then put it back together and give an aborted TO a go. We've 5200 feet of runway to work with.

dan
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,346
Posted By dreed
Prop governor or something else

Need some input from the Vans brain trust. Was going to fly the plane for the first time yesterday and the prop would not cycle. I had to get a customer lenth prop cable and with trying to limit the...
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