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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By mdevans9
Thank you, Randy

Randy, you have been an inspiration to me, because of all you have shared on this site and on your own. From your electrical system drawings to your flying adventures, Rocket to RV-12.

And, I agree...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,988
Posted By mdevans9
Forward Mounting Option

Hi Mitch,

Could not find any old pics of my O2 installation and since I'm doing the Condition Inspection, everything is a little apart. So, I mocked up the installation. I did put doublers under the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,988
Posted By mdevans9
I have the AL-248 and have it mounted forward of...

I have the AL-248 and have it mounted forward of the seats on the high pressure fuel pump cover with MH supplied clamps. The controller is velcroed just forward of the fuel selector. Everything is in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By mdevans9
I used escrow.com to sell a prop. Worked very...

I used escrow.com to sell a prop. Worked very well.

Merrill
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By mdevans9
My tape is on the flap, Paul. Merrill

My tape is on the flap, Paul.

Merrill
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,358
Posted By mdevans9
Flap Tape?

What kind of flap protection tape do you have? When I switched from the stock Van's tape (that yellows over time) to the very clear tape (that does not yellow), the flaps would stick to the wing...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-20-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,401
Posted By mdevans9
Yes!

Now that would be cool!

Merrill
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,330
Posted By mdevans9
Well, Glenn, it's been a while, but I had the...

Well, Glenn, it's been a while, but I had the long-term storage. Not certain what you mean by full-foam. My engine was in a plastic bag with desiccant inside the bag and an visible indicator card...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,222
Posted By mdevans9
+ 1

Best regards,

Merrill
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By mdevans9
Replace it

Hi Mike. I mis-bent mine the first time and called Van's. The response to the question was "It's kind off an important part..." So, I replaced it and was very careful on the bend the second time. I...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-01-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,680
Posted By mdevans9
Amazon has it, as does Tractor Supply (even in...

Amazon has it, as does Tractor Supply (even in stock locally)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,806
Posted By mdevans9
O2 = #1 recommendation

I've done the west coast and return twice in my RV-7. First time was in early July, south, through WV, TN, TX, NM, AZ to San Diego, returning via AZ, NM, TX, MO, IN. Second trip was in early August,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By mdevans9
Thanks, Bob (and DR for highlighting this). I...

Thanks, Bob (and DR for highlighting this).

I have missed your writings!

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,849
Posted By mdevans9
Did not work for me - another wrap, or?

Was really excited to try this. RV-7, 380 tires (since day one) and had shimmy that was mostly corrected with wooden stiffeners and 40 psi, but I would like it totally gone. I used 3K 5.8 oz CF 6"...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-29-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 23,741
Posted By mdevans9
Sam, I recently did as you propose - replaced...

Sam,

I recently did as you propose - replaced the left impulse-coupled Slick with a Surefly and retained the right non-impulse coupled Slick. Gapped the Surefly plugs to .030 and also set it up for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By mdevans9
In my experience, there is no way the GRT 4000...

In my experience, there is no way the GRT 4000 will read the tach signal from the Surefly. I changed the 27k resistor to an 18k. Did not work. Then tried the connection with no resistor. Did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By mdevans9
See post 25

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=31770&page=3

Merrill
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,121
Posted By mdevans9
Aural Disconnect

Bernie,

How did you add "an aural AP disconnect alert"? My Trutrak has disconnected three times on long trips. It does so very smoothly. Very hard to detect - it helps to have an alert son in the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,752
Posted By mdevans9
So sorry for your loss Tom. Merrill

So sorry for your loss Tom.

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,762
Posted By mdevans9
Where to buy OLC-1 Connectors

Buy direct from EI - see Post 4. Or, ACS has them, too.

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By mdevans9
Reservoir Dog

+1

Works great. Never a drop, but I don't do rolling circles in my RV-7. Just the usual Sportsman stuff.

Merrill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,238
Posted By mdevans9
Nicely done, David

Enjoyed your video! Nice build! Happy flying!

Merrill
Forum: Safety 11-09-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,549
Posted By mdevans9
From the report, "Night visual meteorological...

From the report, "Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed"

Illogical? Spatial disorientation - night, few lights, right hand turn in a high wing airplane. Sorry, not to me.

Merrill
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-02-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,252
Posted By mdevans9
Same ... Merrill

Same ...

Merrill
Forum: Painting your RV 10-31-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,629
Posted By mdevans9
Second this recommendation!

Very happy with Lancaster Aero ... give Kendall a call!

Merrill
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,508
Posted By mdevans9
Tip-up

Images 2 & 5 from the Komonews link clearly show a Tip-up.

The aviation-net link shows info on N615RJ, also a Tip-up.

After flipping, I think the Slider provides more clearance to get out. Draw a...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,919
Posted By mdevans9
Two Thumbs Up!

Great news, Ben!! Enjoy the rest of the journey!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,315
Posted By mdevans9
Kanardia Horis Display

I purchased a 2.25" Kanardia Horis from AeroSport, LLC while at Oshkosh a few weeks ago. It has many features that make it a great back up attitude instrument, and I am happy with it. Be aware that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-08-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 76,593
Posted By mdevans9
Great Job!

Way to go!

Best,

Merrill
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,492
Posted By mdevans9
Super Size

Agree! I installed my Super Size Koger with screws. RV-7 Slider

Merrill
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,644
Posted By mdevans9
Wise & Experienced

lol!

Great post Vlad!

John, and other new builders, frame this post. Only, be advised that the avionics "buy now" advice is tongue-in-check - I bought good stuff, but way too early. Paint scheme?...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,037
Posted By mdevans9
I too have missed your reports, Darren. Thanks...

I too have missed your reports, Darren. Thanks for this one! Headed west in September - just might have to get to Leadville!

Best regards,

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,158
Posted By mdevans9
Simmon Hitchen wrote

on March 16th, " ... sanded down the entire spinner, then emery cloth, then super fine sandpaper, then buffing pads and finally polishing compounds. Turned out beautifully.
__________________
Simon...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,889
Posted By mdevans9
+1

Nice catches, Ron!!

Merrill
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-24-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By mdevans9
Step Drill

I drilled a pilot hole first - been a long time ago, but probably started with #40 and progressively and slowly got to 1/4". Then used a step drill to get the hole done. With plexiglass, my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By mdevans9
VS Spar Lightening Holes

Greg Arehart, "One of the key differences is the VS spar. If it has been lightened by the original builder for an A model, you will have to replace it to go to TW."

Are you talking about the VS rear...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 28,730
Posted By mdevans9
Well done, Jon! Merrill

Well done, Jon!

Merrill
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,730
Posted By mdevans9
Thanks Joe Wilber

It's been a couple of years since your post, but proof that VAF is invaluable. Just ordered these connectors from Digikey, as I need to add a connector to the pilot's stick so that I can replace the...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-06-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By mdevans9
Thumbs up Lancaster Aero @ Smoketown

Another thumbs up for Lancaster Aero. They painted my 7 and I get compliments all the time. As stated, lots of RV experience. Give Kendall a call.

Merrill
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-02-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,669
Posted By mdevans9
Wow!

Thanks for the video John! Sam sure called it right!

Merrill
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-15-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,537
Posted By mdevans9
Jon really helped me with detailed pictures and...

Jon really helped me with detailed pictures and dialog on how to accomplish the horizontal stab reinforcement SB on my RV-7. I'm one of thousands that he helped.

Been putting it off since Saturday...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,957
Posted By mdevans9
Fantastic!

Thanks!!

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,871
Posted By mdevans9
Two Thumbs Up!

Yes Jerry, very well done. Inspirational, actually. Looking forward to seeing you do very well at Farmville!

Best regards,

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,047
Posted By mdevans9
Count us (2) in Guy. Looks to be a very...

Count us (2) in Guy. Looks to be a very interesting time!

Merrill
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-10-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By mdevans9
Check This Thread

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=149145&highlight=Niagara

Best regards,

Merrill
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-26-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By mdevans9
GON report

I took my -7 into Mystic Jet Center a couple of years ago for dinner at a nearby lobster restaurant and received great service! Gave me a crew car, line service and desk personnel treated me like I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,831
Posted By mdevans9
710B and 710C

Tough to tell because of the angle of view, but it appears to me that the 710B and C are not positioned far enough aft. Perhaps the F-710 bulkhead is bowed forward?

Also, my plans show the distance...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-01-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By mdevans9
N59LG

Google search for Images will pull up a few pictures. FAA search will get you the owner's info.

Best regards,

Merrill
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,440
Posted By mdevans9
Fantastic!

Great adventure, Vlad! Thanks for bringing us along!

Merrill
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,690
Posted By mdevans9
GRT Stability

Agree BobTurner!

You said, "And, my AI won’t tumble if a bug gets impaled by my pitot tube on take-off."

That's why I chose GRT too!

Best regards,

Merrill
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-30-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,777
Posted By mdevans9
Not what you think you are seeing

The trailing edges look corrugated, but they are not. The wire fence in the foreground is what you actually are looking at, superimposed on the wing.

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By mdevans9
Clearance.

Hi Bill,

How much clearance do you have at full course pitch? I’ve only got 3/32’s. Anyone else care to chime in?

Thanks,

Merrill
Forum: Propellers 02-18-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By mdevans9
Got it

Thanks Larry and Jon

Tried to get a knife blade in there, but even though it was very sharp and thin, could not really get it to slide in. So, I tried a few more taps, but rather than from the side,...
Forum: Propellers 02-17-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By mdevans9
Any other ideas?

I?m changing governors and the old one will not budge. I have tapped until I?m blue in the face. Tried to get some heat on it, but that?s tough due to its location. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,288
Posted By mdevans9
Thanks John!

Appreciate the heads up on this! Tried to sign up for breakdown assistance last year, but only Certified accepted. No link on Savvy to include RV's, yet. So, I'll give them a call.

Merrill
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,199
Posted By mdevans9
Wonderful!

Nice Bill! Congratulations!

Which rudder are you flying with?

Very best regards,

Merrill
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 185,943
Posted By mdevans9
Thumbs up 135=yes, 136=no, 137=yes

135=yes, 136=no, 137=yes
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,200
Posted By mdevans9
Thumbs up +1

"Now you gotta figure out how to get the sailboat in the picture."

Me too!
Forum: ADS-B 01-06-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,382
Posted By mdevans9
Yes, FreeFlight Rangr FDL-978-XVR

Bought this from Walt (ExpAircraft.com) a couple of years ago on a group-buy. It works great! ADS-B Out (2020 compliant UAT) and In. Has it's own WAAS GPS, and WiFi's ADS-B traffic and Wx to my mini...
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,503
Posted By mdevans9
Not really "Outside the US"

" ... you?ll need 12-inch numbers to penetrate the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) that surrounds the United States."

So, as examples, if flying to the Bahamas, 12" required - can be...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-20-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By mdevans9
Jon, You could try www.dcaerobatics.com Adam...

Jon,

You could try www.dcaerobatics.com Adam Cope has a good reputation, afaik. Plus, Decathlons are fun!

Also, with two adult males & chutes, it's tough to keep most RV-7's in the Aerobatic...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-19-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 165,332
Posted By mdevans9
Yes, Thanks!

A devoted, hooked reader, last year and this year too.

Thanks Scott!

Merrill
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-14-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By mdevans9
Hexadecimal Code Test?

John T. (Cochise airmotive)

This is a little lawyer-esk, and I am not a lawyer, but reading the AD ...

(g) Repetitive Actions and Corrective Actions requires complying with section 3.4 of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-30-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,908
Posted By mdevans9
Been done many times

The first that I saw documented was C-GOJU. The owner sold the airplane, and I can't find anything about it anymore on the web, but others have done it too. From memory, new engine mount and gear,...
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