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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-18-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By 74-07
Bose X

Would you please send some photos. Interested.

Rob
Fltlvl490@gmail.com
Forum: Safety 04-16-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,270
Posted By 74-07
A&P

I retired from flying professionally in 2011. In 2017, I started on yet another bucket list item - getting my A&P. Took two years, a bunch of studying and I made some great young friends. What I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-14-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By 74-07
RV-8

Adam,

My son and I own a RV-8 based just down the road at KLUX. This is our third RV and the second RV-8. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help! You are going to love the 8!

Rob
Forum: The RV Grin 03-28-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By 74-07
To Don

Don,

It's a little tab attached to the canopy skirt that allows opening or closing the canopy to be a two hand operation. It's really nice.
Forum: The RV Grin 03-27-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By 74-07
RV grin

My Buddy John. Cherokee owner. Today was his first RV ride. The grin always happens.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By 74-07
Conversion from D-180 to Skyview is relatively...

Conversion from D-180 to Skyview is relatively easy and straight forward.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By 74-07
Once, many, many years ago, I saw the exact same...

Once, many, many years ago, I saw the exact same pattern on a SR-71. Just saying.........
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,686
Posted By 74-07
Do you have separate gages or perhaps a Rocky...

Do you have separate gages or perhaps a Rocky Mountain Monitor?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-12-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By 74-07
Plus one on T&S and Tom.

Plus one on T&S and Tom.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,740
Posted By 74-07
Tach issue

Just found this. Wiring diagram for my RV-8 tach described in last post. . Hope this helps.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2021, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,740
Posted By 74-07
Our eight is the same only it has a little switch...

Our eight is the same only it has a little switch that, when moved will supply the tach with the signal from the mag. Essentially it is switching the tach signal source back to the mag you deselected...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-08-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 559,392
Posted By 74-07
Photo

Three of my favorites!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,038
Posted By 74-07
Congratulations! Retirement is the best "next...

Congratulations! Retirement is the best "next chapter" in life!
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,214
Posted By 74-07
Jeff, The shop at Laurens just had the identical...

Jeff,

The shop at Laurens just had the identical problem with a Cherokee with dual brakes and a parking brake. Multiple A&Ps tried to help with no success. They finally found the problem and got it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By 74-07
Try Marc Edmonds at Light Sport-USA. I've bought...

Try Marc Edmonds at Light Sport-USA. I've bought several components from him. Best price I could find.
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,045
Posted By 74-07
Tailbeacon is ADS-B out only. I had a GDL-39 3D...

Tailbeacon is ADS-B out only. I had a GDL-39 3D hardwired into my 8 when we bought it and it transmits ADS-B traffic and weather to my Garmin 796 via bluetooth. Since our 8 has the wingtip strobes,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,838
Posted By 74-07
Great job Doug. Type ratings and your upcoming...

Great job Doug. Type ratings and your upcoming ATP are the PHDs of aviation!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By 74-07
Thanks but I have never used any automotive...

Thanks but I have never used any automotive filters.....only Champion or Tempest. I'm certain it's just me, others seem to really like it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-01-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By 74-07
Tom, I've got one and just never could get it to...

Tom,

I've got one and just never could get it to work. The side of the handle rubs against the filter and won't let the cutter go deep enough. Any idea what I'm doing wrong???
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-31-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By 74-07
Filter cutter

I just wanted to give an update. We changed the oil in an RV-8 this weekend. I drained the oil in a 5 gallon bucket that had a cheap Wal-Mart colander attached to the side by a small clamp. Once the...
Forum: Safety 01-29-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,562
Posted By 74-07
What's the total time on that fly?

What's the total time on that fly?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By 74-07
All spoken for.

All spoken for.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By 74-07
Free stuff

I try to locate the difficult to find or crazy priced small parts and then, once I find them, I usually have to buy in bulk and then, as my offering to the RV gods, I offer them for free here. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,110
Posted By 74-07
Obviously, this is experimental aviation and you...

Obviously, this is experimental aviation and you can do whatever you want but if you go off of the proven track, make absolutely certain that you know what you are dealing with. I recently bought a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By 74-07
Jeremy, I just had exactly the same on my left...

Jeremy,

I just had exactly the same on my left brake. Pulled wheel pant and the bleed screw AND the bottom caliper bolt have obviously been attracting dirt and were very slightly damp. Cleaned it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By 74-07
Reference cutting the filter paper media, the...

Reference cutting the filter paper media, the best I've found is a cheap serrated bread knife from Walmart.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By 74-07
Filter cutter

Yes, I too had the wobbly filter syndrome when putting the hex in a vise and that's why I decided to place the cutter in the vise and rotate the filter with a wrench. As for the mess, my vise is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By 74-07
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,993
Posted By 74-07
My search for the ultimate filter cutter

I think I've tried almost every cutter available thru the usual aviation outlets. They are all expensive and some worked marginally well but most just made a mess and left lots of paint chips, metal...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,648
Posted By 74-07
Radio License

Just checked in my wallet. Yep, there it is.... yellowed, crumbling and generally coming apart. Dated 2-28-78. Dang... forty three years ago. Glad we didn't have to list our weight. I'd be depressed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By 74-07
Explosive rivets

They were also used on Spartan Executives.
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,303
Posted By 74-07
Scales

Jeff,

As you know, I live close to you. If you need to verify the scales at the higher weights, using a human subject, just give me another few months of covid lockdown and I can help you out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,254
Posted By 74-07
Disgruntled

As a previous Debonair owner (for 8 years) and now a three-time RV owner (RV-8, RV-7, RV-8), I can tell you I will NEVER go back to certified aircraft. Why? Pure and simple economics. EVERYTHING in...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-10-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,129
Posted By 74-07
Tahoe

In another life.........our squadron favorite photo.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-08-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By 74-07
O ring Gaskets

Offer still stands. Had many takers but I'm happy to send out more (FREE) if you think you may need one in the future.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By 74-07
Engine

Yes, I owned a RV-7 done exactly that way. Used a Bowers air filter and had a knob on the panel to open it up for ram air. It was a James cowl though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,139
Posted By 74-07
Wives

My wife, the mother of three boys, all with their pilot's license, has it all figured out. When anyone asks her how it's possible that every male in our immediate family is a pilot, she responds,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By 74-07
Grant, I just did both sides on our RV-8 about...

Grant,

I just did both sides on our RV-8 about six months ago. I did not pull the tanks. Seems that it's kind of like the primer wars....equal numbers say pull the tanks versus don't pull the tanks....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By 74-07
My son and I have owned both. First an 8, then a...

My son and I have owned both. First an 8, then a 7 and now back to an 8. I buy my clothes in the "farm boy" section and the RV-8 just fits me perfectly. We've loved them all but both of us are ex-Air...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By 74-07
AD

Thanks again for this write up. Even though I had thoroughly researched my engine before I bought the plane, your thread nudged me to go back and look again. I too recently put all engine and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-24-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By 74-07
More info on a rubber gasket?

More info on a rubber gasket?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By 74-07
Can't read it. Disregard. I can see it by...

Can't read it. Disregard. I can see it by clicking on it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,986
Posted By 74-07
Great job and great write up!

Great job and great write up!
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By 74-07
EGT

Omega connectors solved our issues also.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,066
Posted By 74-07
CG

Our first 8 was a 0-360 with a FP Catto prop. In other words, it was really light on the nose. Absolutely delightful to fly solo but would open your eyes when landing with a farm boy (me)in the back...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By 74-07
AK-450 ELT rubber gasket

If you, like me, still have a working, viable AK-450 ELT it's only a matter of time before the tiny (in diameter) rubber o'ring gasket breaks (the one that seals the battery compartment). I've seen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By 74-07
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=186953&highlight=Newton
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By 74-07
Caps

Do they look like this?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 70,549
Posted By 74-07
Nuts and bolts.

Working up the nerve to replace my original nuts and bolts with the new ones with retainers (going to flip the bolt). My 8 does not have the gear tower mod and there's lots of stuff runnng through...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,336
Posted By 74-07
Oil filter media knife

Best one I've found. Used it this morning. Effortless. Less than $10 at WalMart. Good Cook bagel knife.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,899
Posted By 74-07
Thanks for the clarification. I've bought and...

Thanks for the clarification. I've bought and sold many airplanes through the years and I guess I've just been very fortunate. Both parties, in my deals that were successful, have always been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,899
Posted By 74-07
DARs

Just a question.......if the seller doesn't get briefed on what the report details, how do they know the items being "negotiated" by the buyer are even legit. Example: The DAR hands the buyer a...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-02-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,827
Posted By 74-07
I'm betting it's the classic sender cover gasket...

I'm betting it's the classic sender cover gasket failure. You'll know as soon as you pull the wing filet covers. They are on the tank end as you look up. The senders are installed in the covers. You...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By 74-07
Tall option

I'd be interested if he doesn't want it.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By 74-07
Fuel pressure

Randy,

Rather than suggesting I had the exact same problem, I was really suggesting that any deviation from the standard install can introduce both indication problems and operational issues.

In...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By 74-07
Fuel Pressure

Is the boost pump the AFP boost pump type setup? Are the fuel lines run as depicted in the plans? I'm asking because our recently acquired 8 (built around the same time) had a non-standard boost...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By 74-07
Lew is no longer doing canopies.

Lew is no longer doing canopies.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By 74-07
uAvionix

Thanks! uAvionix got back to me with the Pass Phrase. Just as you described. I writing it down this time!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By 74-07
UAvionix update issue

Started rounding up everything I needed to do the firmware update (pc, serial#, etc.) and the last item called for in the updater program was the Pass Phrase that was included with the original unit....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By 74-07
You might want to do a little checking on that....

You might want to do a little checking on that. It's not that simple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By 74-07
Importation

I believe you meant that the new U.S. owner CAN'T legally fly it in the U.S. while it is still registered in Canada. We imported one from Canada several years ago and you are correct....much, much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By 74-07
ICOM A200 intermittent transmit failure

We are chasing a very occasional ICOM A200 transmit issue. We found one issue that caused a hard failure (PTT connection at rear seat stick). A new connector resolved that. Now, we have a very...
Forum: Reviews 10-16-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,099
Posted By 74-07
Robin Voice - Newton Caps

This is just a huge shout out for Robin Voice and Newton Caps. Robin went out of his way to help me with a couple of issues with my 15 year old Newton caps. Like I've found with most of the suppliers...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,405
Posted By 74-07
Seat back failure

Just looked at mine. No obvious issue but it looks like a cushioned adel clamp around the middle of the crossover that is attached to the seat back top would keep the seat from failing to the point...
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