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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,343
Posted By Geeman
Dadís first flight RV-7 @ Tyler TX

After trading a partially built kit for his Globe Swift, my Dad, Robert Gee, got his airworthiness certificate last Monday from Mel after working on it off and on for at least 5 years. I moved to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By Geeman
AFS 4500 Low Voltage Error

When I first turn on my AFS 4500 it is reading 3.7-3.8 volts and during engine idling and screen is dim. My battery is indicating 12.7-12.9 volts during idling taxiing. Sometimes during run up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,267
Posted By Geeman
Wiring in the relays for forward and reverse

I am planning on building one of these while I?m on lockdown and wasn?t sure how to wire in the relays. This is a good wiring instructional video in case anyone else is interested. I got two 80 amp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,267
Posted By Geeman
Looks like a good project for the virus lockdown....

Looks like a good project for the virus lockdown. Great idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Geeman
Check KDVO Gnoss Field in Novato

Check Gnoss field in Novato KDVO. Hangars come up there on occasion. I know there is an empty one across from me now. Someone just sold a plane...they were renting. I change my N number through...
Forum: ADS-B 09-09-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,226
Posted By Geeman
Pic of your new housing?

Got any pic's? Care to make another for a few $? Thanks.
Forum: California 08-15-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By Geeman
Pic @ golden gate

I may be able to help, but it will be kind of last minute thing depending on when exactly you want to do it. I would also like the same picture. I am local @ KDVO just north of the bay. Shoot me...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-26-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By Geeman
Tip Up Instrument Cover

Numerous times I have seen a cover sewn up the goes from panel to subpanel to help keep water of the back side of the panel. Velcro's on. Unable to find a source. Is someone still selling those? ...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-20-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By Geeman
Las Vegas to Grand Canyon

Going to Vegas this weekend to see my daughter. Thinking of a quick trip to Grand Canyon. Looking for pointers. Been studying the charts and airspace. Any recommendations on routes or best corridor....
Forum: GPS 05-20-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By Geeman
Spot took out my 430W

Happened to me recently.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=171298&referrerid=12162
Forum: GPS 05-07-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By Geeman
Non GPS Approaches/Alternate

I must have misinterpreted that. I seem to remember the alternate had to have a non GPS approach. Well, this could get ugly quick.....no GPS signal on the 430W, weather getting lower, an ILS is too...
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By Geeman
I went back and looked at ARTCC notams and it did...

I went back and looked at ARTCC notams and it did mention GPS unavailable in certain areas. Very likely the issue. Note to self. Pay extra attention to notams when flying a GPS approach in IMC. ...
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By Geeman
Maybe on to something. I just put a spot gps...

Maybe on to something. I just put a spot gps tracker in the plane the day before. It?s about 30? away from the GPS antenna. Maybe I should move it. :confused:
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By Geeman
430W loss of signal yesterday

I was flying in and around Mount Shasta (Northern California) north of Redding and received message on the 430W that I lost GPS signal. I was at 11,500 on north side of a 14,000 mountain. It came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By Geeman
Good luck

Another comment.....a lot of buyers, including me, prefer to talk directly to the current owner...not a middle man that knows little about the plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By Geeman
No problem selling a 7

[Text deleted.....really bad form to aggressively promote a sales site other than VAF; S.Buchanan]
Forum: GPS 03-25-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 74,570
Posted By Geeman
Talking Garmin is on top of it.

Sometimes it doesn't hurt to procrastinate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,037
Posted By Geeman
Nice work

Sweeet. Adding both of your mods to my list.
Forum: California 03-05-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Geeman
Thanks Bruce...might take you up on that.

Will do Bruce. I sent them a picture and waiting on quote. I will finish these tanks in a couple of weekends and plan to get the touch ups and number painted over soon. Thanks.
Forum: California 03-05-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Geeman
SF Bay Area painter

I am wanting to change my N number and currently have painted on numbers. Looking for a painter in the bay area to paint over the numbers.

I am also installing some hotel whiskey tanks and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Geeman
Fuel Level float accuracy

RV-7 with the float style gauges wired into an AFS4500.

The fuel level does not seem accurate until down to about 12 gallons. It will show full and then all of a sudden drop to 15. I have a fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,086
Posted By Geeman
My "old man" Dad

I had my Dad as a named pilot on my RV. On renewal one year the premium jumped up significantly. I called and they said it was due to his age (75 at the time I think.) so I ended up removing him...
Forum: California 10-18-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By Geeman
Aerobatic Training Bay Area, CA

I would like to get some upset recovery training, spin training, etc in the San Francisco area, as well as some aero training. Any recommendations?

Thanks.
Forum: Midwest 08-21-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 713
Posted By Geeman
KFLY Colorado Springs info

I am considering buying property at Meadow Lake. Would like to talk to someone based there if possible. Thanks. If you want to email me that would be great too.

geekyle@yahoo.com

Kyle
Forum: California 08-15-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,295
Posted By Geeman
New to the Bay Area

I just moved to the bay area...hangared in Novato. The bay tour mentioned, is this on the VFR chart? Any details would be appreciated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,356
Posted By Geeman
DPE

I know one that will do it in Huntsville TX. PM me for contact.
Forum: Reviews 04-02-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,071
Posted By Geeman
Not the RV

Just to be clear. I do not have my RV with BWI. The rates that I mentioned were on a twin Comanche and the C150. I have my RV with Gallagher.
Forum: Reviews 04-01-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,071
Posted By Geeman
I?ve used them.

I had a twin Comanche and a C150 with them in the last year. Rates were best I found.
Forum: GPS 03-28-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By Geeman
Wires all have slack.

All the wires have slack. I can see it is "hung up" on the fingers in the back. I guess I will pull harder.
Forum: GPS 03-28-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By Geeman
Removing 696 from Airgizmo

I recently purchased an RV-7 with a 696 panel mounted air gizmo. How in the heck does it come out. I have rolled the latch so that the 696 is tilted all the way out from the top and from the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-06-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,866
Posted By Geeman
Taxiing the Tip up partial open.

I just purchased an RV-7 tip up (previous RV-6 slider owner) and was looking for ideas on how to support the canopy partially open while taxiing. It?s only March and I can tell it?s going to be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By Geeman
Carb shop in Houston?

If the carb needs overhauled, could someone recommend a shop in the Houston area.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,738
Posted By Geeman
Help with slight loss of engine power/running rich

I have an RV-6, O-360, 850 hours, built it 2000.

On take off and climb out the other day it felt a bit low on power. As I was climbing I started leaning it a little and the power came up. It...
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,069
Posted By Geeman
B&C Slow Meat Servo Idiot Light

BC-207

http://www.bandc.aero/overunder-voltagesensor.aspx
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 40,069
Posted By Geeman
Overvoltage Protection Options

I am looking at a way to install a simple over voltage protection like the one in the above post. I talked to B&C yesterday and they told me I needed to buy there alternator and their crowbar...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By Geeman
Console for sale

I have one for sale if you are interested. Shoot me an email and I will send you some pics. geekyle@yahoo.com. It was from a kit...can't remember who. Set up for the flat DJM throttle.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-29-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 33,400
Posted By Geeman
Awesome

I wanted to install one of these last year but wanted magnetic heading.....yes, Garmin does it again.
Forum: Texas (South) 11-10-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,841
Posted By Geeman
Houston/Gulf Coast RV Friendly IFR DPE

I am working on my instrument ticket and will likely be ready for my check ride soon after the holidays. My instructor started checking around and did not have much luck with finding someone that...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,850
Posted By Geeman
Dead PC680 then lots of radio noise (help)

Sunday AM I fired up the RV-6 with no apparent issues and went to a cheap gas stop about 20 minute flight. After getting fuel, battery was dead, prop moved about 20 degrees, then nothing. I jumped...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-20-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,047
Posted By Geeman
Your new to you RV-10

Call me if you get tired of it. Looks like it was a good deal.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 09-20-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,047
Posted By Geeman
RV-10

Did you buy the RV-10 in north Texas area? Hope you enjoy it. I was about to call the owner last night and saw a sale pending on it.
Forum: Midwest 09-06-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,973
Posted By Geeman
180 HP FP RV-6

I am not an experienced mountain flyer, but I have been through Colorado several times in the middle of the summer. Been to Leadville, Gunnison, Durango, etc. The performance of my RV-6 with a 180...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By Geeman
RV-7 Air Conditioning

Looking for someone who has an AC in their RV-7 to discuss the performance and install.

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By Geeman
Thanks.

Yes, sent him an email today. A&M class of 1990 by the way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By Geeman
Airflow Systems Air Conditioning for RV-6/7/9

Has anyone installed an AC in their RV-7? I know there are a few around in the RV-10's. Looks like the only one on the market I could find is Airflow Systems. Does anyone have any experience with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,222
Posted By Geeman
Dumb Question about bringing beer in

I am parking in home built parking. Parked there several times. Can I bring a cooler and beer in my plane and leave it in HBP?

Can you hang out by your plane and have a beer in that area? It is...
Forum: Interiors 06-21-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 71,527
Posted By Geeman
Conosole Covering

Luke,

Did you guys cover the console in the first picture? I am doing the same console in an RV-7. I would also like to cover it in leather. Thanks.
Forum: Safety 06-07-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 98,500
Posted By Geeman
XS09 10 miles north of Conroe TX (Grass)

I have room for 4 RV's and a nice effecieny apartment in the Hangar.

geekyle@yahoo.com
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,079
Posted By Geeman
New builder 30 mins north of Woodlands could use a little getting started help

I purchased an RV-7 kit several years ago and it sat while I changed jobs a few times and moved a few times. I am now in a position to get going on it. I am starting to work on the fuselage...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,291
Posted By Geeman
Andair Fuel System pictures io360

I am planning my fuel system plumbing. Looking for recommended builder websites. I am planning andair fuel pump and filter on a fuel injected engine. Wanted to see some examples.

Thanks in...
Forum: Texas (South) 05-11-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,263
Posted By Geeman
XS09 30 minutes north of The Woodlands

I have room in my mine in New Waverly north of Conroe. Not sure where you need to go, but it is at least an hour to Hooks driving. 18-36 Grass. Shoot me an email.

Kyle Gee
geekyle@yahoo.com
Forum: GPS 03-30-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,352
Posted By Geeman
696 Lower Costs?

How about the 696?
Forum: Engine Monitors 03-19-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,102
Posted By Geeman
EI Tach isolators

I purchased a used ei tach and it requires isolators going to the mags. Does anyone know what these are? I assume they are resistors. If so, what size?

Also, the EI manual does not say how to reset...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,994
Posted By Geeman
Aero Lake Estates

I grew up in Tyler. My Dad has flown out of Tyler Pounds Field since I was a kid. 40+ years. I tried to talk my Dad into building out there, but he says it is too far out. Lake Palestine is nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,404
Posted By Geeman
KNEW

KNEW for sure. $25 cab ride to French Quarter. We go there 1-2 per year.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,187
Posted By Geeman
wait and watch

Waiting till 2019 to see everything available. As with electronics these days, I figure the options will keep getting better. Maybe wishfull thinking.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-07-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,816
Posted By Geeman
Source for Heat Muff one inlet & 2 outlets

I have a heat muff about 12" long on my 6 that has one inlet and two outlets.(1.75" vettermen crossover exhaust) One for cabin heat and one for carb heat. I can only find them with one in and one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,259
Posted By Geeman
Talking Good year for us too

I dont have the hours in front of me but...

New Waverly TX-Destin (beachtime)

New Waverly TX-New Orleans (partytime)

New Waverly TX -Sedona AZ-Durango CO-Leadville CO-New Waverly TX
Wife and I...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-17-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,983
Posted By Geeman
Dont have to be a pro

My neihgbor is going next month or two and he talked to the guy who puts the class on and he said many homebuilders attend so does not sound like you have to be a painter. I have painted a few cars...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-17-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 70,891
Posted By Geeman
Sedona

Is it Sedona?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,308
Posted By Geeman
Flycutter Supplier to Cut Fuel Tank Access holes

I am about to go after my fuel tank leak. Can someone recommend a supplier for a good fly cutter to cut the holes. I purchased the panels from Vans, and I think the hole is 5 1/4". Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,135
Posted By Geeman
I would just get it home and then find a cfi

I would find someone to get it to VA for you and get the dual at your home airport in your plane. That is what I did when I purchased my plane. There are plenty of people on the forum that could...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-08-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,443
Posted By Geeman
Don't sweat the landings

Don't worry about the landings. I had 40-50 hours before I felt comfortable landing my 6. Now i am 80-90 percent with smooth landings after over 200 hours. And the other 10-20 well let's just say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,387
Posted By Geeman
SF to Houston

Partain
2 years ago
RV-7 Full Kit
San Fransisco to Houston
About $2000
No damage
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