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Search: Posts Made By: Gary7A
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Gary7A
I adjusted the Van's light to come on at 10 kts,...

I adjusted the Van's light to come on at 10 kts, and the AOA audio to beep at 5 kts above stall. I wanted both as most of my time and been rotary wing so never had to worry about stall, at least...
Forum: Northeast 02-27-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By Gary7A
7A

I'm in northern Ohio looking for an excuse to fly a short
x-country in my 7A. Our field is clear. Send me a PM.


Gary Kohler
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Gary7A
If you're starting from scratch knowledge and...

If you're starting from scratch knowledge and tool wise I also recommend SportAir
workshops. Never learned so much in a weekend anywhere else.

Gary R. Kohler
RV-7A Flying
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,041
Posted By Gary7A
An additional caution if you install the shutter....

An additional caution if you install the shutter. When I moved mine from aft of the cooler
to the front I had to shorten the operating lever to make it fit. But also needed is
rounding off the...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,627
Posted By Gary7A
An IO-360 Failure

Can anybody else say they suffered an engine failure that ended amusingly?

Army flight school, 1968. After a whole flight period practicing pinnacle landings solo in a TH-55 (IO-360 engine), the...
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By Gary7A
Data Point

Isham gave excellent service when my long-out-of-warranty squeezer malfunctioned.


Gary Kohler
7A Flying
Forum: Safety 09-13-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,110
Posted By Gary7A
Continue Practicing,

You'll be expert when your flying matches your writing.


G R Kohler
RV-7A
Ohio
Forum: Reviews 08-09-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Gary7A
+ 1 on the above posts regarding...

+ 1 on the above posts regarding Aerotronics.



Gary R Kohler
RV-7A (flew to paint shop)
Ohio
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By Gary7A
Springs

I alleviated that problem by using a couple of these in series:

https://www.mcmaster.com/springs/springs-and-shock-absorbers/spring-type~extension/overload-prevention-extension-springs-6/

Don't...
Forum: Midwest 06-14-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By Gary7A
Northern Ohio

There are EAA chapters in Geauga Co., Lorain Co., Columbia Station, and the one I belong to, in Wadsworth. Check the EAA website for details.

I also have a 7A. I'll send you a PM.


Gary...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,498
Posted By Gary7A
I inherited this same winch in a hangar I bought,...

I inherited this same winch in a hangar I bought, but added two overload-prevention extension springs from McMaster-Carr to ease the jolt on the tail tie-down ring.

Gary R. Kohler
RV-7A
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-14-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,399
Posted By Gary7A
My canopy fitting took months, since each little...

My canopy fitting took months, since each little change induces an
effect somewhere else (usually in an unexpected place). Just keep at it.
I too ended up with a custom made front skin which helped...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By Gary7A
Opposite problem

My left tank quantity (Van's float) worked well during tank calibration.
Since flights started it has read only zero. I'm assuming a stuck float,
but won't know until the annual when it will come...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,763
Posted By Gary7A
Still available

Vic asked me to forward this:

"The set will fit the RV4, 6(A), 7(A), 8(A) and standard wing Rocket only. Nothing for the 9, 10 or 12 right now.

They are made of 2 layers of carbon fiber that is...
Forum: Safety 04-22-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,098
Posted By Gary7A
Second the recommendation of egress (dunker)...

Second the recommendation of egress (dunker) training. Invaluable,
and fun to boot.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By Gary7A
Interest here.

Interest here.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-04-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,501
Posted By Gary7A
Weak spring

I replaced the weak spring on the ACS bar with a turnbuckle.
Very easy.
Forum: Tools 12-03-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By Gary7A
E-Z Burr

These come in very handy at times and work well.
Never had a jam problem.


Gary R. Kohler
RV-7A
Flying at long last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By Gary7A
I second that. Tom is a real RV expert. Gary...

I second that. Tom is a real RV expert.


Gary R. Kohler
Ohio
RV-7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,447
Posted By Gary7A
Worthwhile device

I've used a HEED both in dunker training and working
in my pond. If I ever fly much over water I'll buy one of my own.



Gary Kohler
Ohio
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,333
Posted By Gary7A
A Handy Oiler with long spout

I got this tip for the Zoom-Spout oiler from Tom Berge in Minn. I can
recommend him for transition training as...
Forum: Tools 06-22-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,746
Posted By Gary7A
In my experience, PlaneTools' customer service is...

In my experience, PlaneTools' customer service is outstanding.


Gary Kohler
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-13-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,720
Posted By Gary7A
Ditto that, especially the service. Gary R...

Ditto that, especially the service.



Gary R Kohler
RV-7A
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,847
Posted By Gary7A
Different perspective

The tapes are obviously fine when the flying is prosaic.

My background is mostly rotary wing. There are several normal helicopter
maneuvers where things happen quickly, such as in Cat A and
rooftop...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 135,239
Posted By Gary7A
The one word to describe Vlad:

Молодец!!



Gary Kohler
RV-7A
Ready to leave garage
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,787
Posted By Gary7A
During a demo flight at the factory, I was...

During a demo flight at the factory, I was advised that if I wanted one
of each it was better to slow build the wings. I took that advice and am
now sure it was valid.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-24-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,498
Posted By Gary7A
Conversions

Go to www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com and get their catalog. It has all the conversions and a lot of other good info.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,334
Posted By Gary7A
I had to notch mine as well. Gary Kohler

I had to notch mine as well.



Gary Kohler
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,354
Posted By Gary7A
After an emergency landing on water. If you ever...

After an emergency landing on water. If you ever have an opportunity to
train in a dunker, don't pass it up.



Gary Kohler
Forum: Reviews 05-11-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,313
Posted By Gary7A
Isham (planetools.com)

For nigh on to four years I've been satisfied with my initial tool kit from Isham. Recently my squeezer starter leaking at the input - no problem, they repaired it fast at no charge. Then two...
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