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Forum: Propellers 05-13-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 8
Views: 600
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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: 28
Views: 1,425
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...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-08-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,720
Posted By dreed
Just to add my experience/thoughts as well Seems...

Just to add my experience/thoughts as well

Seems to be quite a bit of variation, but I'd be prepared.

Moderna- shot 1 was a little fatigues, sore arm and would not have flown for the 48 hours post...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-06-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By dreed
Hey Jereme- did you have to slot one of your...

Hey Jereme- did you have to slot one of your brackets during Phase 1?
Forum: Reviews 05-03-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By dreed
Nice stuff! Curious what you think of that...

Nice stuff! Curious what you think of that compression tester when you finally use it. Something I'd like to add to my took kit.

On expenses- I hear you too! After vacillating for literally months...
Forum: Northwest 04-25-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By dreed
Another vote for Gary- did my 7A a few weeks...

Another vote for Gary- did my 7A a few weeks back. Great guy, learned a bit too from him.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By dreed
Jereme- were your belts brand new?

Jereme- were your belts brand new?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-24-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By dreed
Anyone know if the new style 7A mount/gear would...

Anyone know if the new style 7A mount/gear would take the standard A model or the 10/14A?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,680
Posted By dreed
Congratulations Jereme! Awesome, can't wait to...

Congratulations Jereme!

Awesome, can't wait to join you in phase 2. 45 NM? I think I owe my DAR a beer- I got 100NM.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By dreed
Thanks All- I just wanted to make sure I wasn't...

Thanks All- I just wanted to make sure I wasn't under/over. Jenny said it was on the higher end of what they've seen requested, but I think it's a fair value for the way it's outfitted.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By dreed
Hey Larry- Sorry, that's everything with $180K...

Hey Larry-

Sorry, that's everything with $180K hull

$1mm total per occurrence
$180K All risks (ground/Flight)
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By dreed
Hull value

hey folks-

Funny, the build is "complete" (hahaha) and still questions to ask. Searched but wanted to pick the brain trust.

What do you all have for hull coverage? With the increase in kit cost,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By dreed
Thanks Danny- If you don't mind it can't hurt....

Thanks Danny-

If you don't mind it can't hurt. not a fun check to write!

dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By dreed
Another Use tax thread

Sorry, I searched but wanted to see what value folks reported as value for paying use tax to their state.

I have receipts for most of the big things (emp, fuse, wings, finish, FWF, instrument,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By dreed
Thanks Jeremie-I'll definitely reach out. Timing...

Thanks Jeremie-I'll definitely reach out. Timing for phase 1 is pretty good
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By dreed
Thanks Jereme! Well, I am happy to say that she...

Thanks Jereme!

Well, I am happy to say that she is officially a plane now- or is that after the first? Well, either way we passed inspection.

BTW- for those folks out West, Gary Brown was great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By dreed
Thank you all! Gary Brown is doing the...

Thank you all!

Gary Brown is doing the inspection today (out of Independence, OR). I'll make sure to discuss this with him.

Thanks again-
dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By dreed
Making planeIFR capable after initial inspection

Hey All-

Getting my in inspection tomorrow (fingers crossed). Currently my plane is VFR only (day/night) but I did set it up such that I just need to add an IFD540 (extra Comm and GPS+ NAV/LOC...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,015
Posted By dreed
First off, sorry about the loss of your father....

First off, sorry about the loss of your father.

Glad you are keeping the plane, and while not a 10 owner (yet), outside of modern panel maybe:

LED lighting (interior and exterior)
P-Mags (or other...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-05-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By dreed
Glad it all turned out OK (minus the pant). Not...

Glad it all turned out OK (minus the pant). Not sure I'd want to take my 7A into that strip look at that surface now though :-) Guess I'll wait for the RV-15
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By dreed
Thanks All!!! Aircraft is registered and I...

Thanks All!!!

Aircraft is registered and I spoke to the DAR (Gary Brown). I'll ping him to see if he got it.

BTW- he has been awesome helping out designing the program (After advice from all of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By dreed
How long is the wait for DAR/FAA inspection

Just wondering how long you all had to wait after you entered/uploaded all of your docs on the myAWC/FAA site. I entered a DAR on the site and have spoken with him prior to submission.

Just curious...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By dreed
I am in for three too! My girlfriend says I have...

I am in for three too! My girlfriend says I have a spare everything - except girlfriend.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,176,234
Posted By dreed
:eek::eek::eek: :D

:eek::eek::eek:

:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By dreed
Thanks all! 75 would be great actually, and I'll...

Thanks all! 75 would be great actually, and I'll verify with the DAR when I chat with him.

Steve - Yes, Bend is busy (3rd busiest airport in OR). Lots of training in both fixed wing and rotary wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,413
Posted By dreed
Acceptable test area in phase 1

Hi All-

I did some searching but could not find anything.

I am completing my program letter and wanted to ask what you've all seen as an acceptable phase 1 testing area. My plane is in located in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-24-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,176,234
Posted By dreed
Awesome! Well, just waiting on inspection and...

Awesome! Well, just waiting on inspection and phase 1 fly off and I'll be exploring this lovely state we live in. Might just need to swing in and say hi.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,176,234
Posted By dreed
Ahh... didn't see that- love that idea! I see...

Ahh... didn't see that- love that idea!

I see you too are a WA resident (I just north of PDX)
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-19-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,176,234
Posted By dreed
Greg- Looks great! 16o on 7.8 is nice too!...

Greg- Looks great! 16o on 7.8 is nice too!

Question- do you mind the right handed grip on the left stick?
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-11-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 250,455
Posted By dreed
Awesome! Congratulations!

Awesome! Congratulations!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-07-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By dreed
I can try and snap a pic tomorrow or tue, still a...

I can try and snap a pic tomorrow or tue, still a week or so away from inspection but I think I can get a snap of this as it's all done. My seats are all the way back (I am 6'4") so not sure how...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By dreed
Thanks All! I'll try both of those out....

Thanks All! I'll try both of those out. Cablecraft being close is a great option.

Jeff, I knowingly posted in the 14 forum since most of you have a 390 (as I do) with forward mounted governor...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By dreed
Hey All- replaying to my own post. Looks like...

Hey All- replaying to my own post. Looks like Vans changed the naming convention, but it appears to be 58" for the 14. I need 61" so unless I am wrong, I need a custom one still
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By dreed
Prop cable?

Hi Guys-

7A builder here, but I have a 390 up front. I am having a heck of a time getting the correct prop cable and wondering if one of you kind 14 builders could tell me the length of your cable,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,176,234
Posted By dreed
Looks great! Rob and Advanced are awesome. I wish...

Looks great! Rob and Advanced are awesome. I wish I had done the G5 like you did on my panel.

Ya know... if you want someone to test out that IFD 540, Rob cut a spot in my panel that would look...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-24-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 250,455
Posted By dreed
WOW! This is awesome news! congratulations!!!!...

WOW! This is awesome news! congratulations!!!! Can't wait to see phase 1 reports.

I am just waiting for a new prop cable to schedule mine.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,173
Posted By dreed
I went with the CO Guardian (wired to AFS) and...

I went with the CO Guardian (wired to AFS) and will likely add a second

CO poisoning is not something to mess with.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-16-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By dreed
Hi All- I'll do my best to explain how it...

Hi All-

I'll do my best to explain how it works, but I've only done a couple test engine runs so far so can't talk long term yet.

The Mount is affixed to engine mount and the plenum to the oil...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-13-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,575
Posted By dreed
Awesome! Starting to look like she wants to fly!

Awesome! Starting to look like she wants to fly!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By dreed
Haha..I know, I know and the new style is...

Haha..I know, I know and the new style is probably closer to 30lbs!

Guessing my 390 vs a non angle valve is at least another 30lbs too.

Oh well, I am 6'4" and 175 on a bad day and my girlfriend...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By dreed
Hey Ralph- Yes, sample was not too far under...

Hey Ralph-

Yes, sample was not too far under 1200 with a few things to still install. She's a bit pudgy, great to look at and shouldn't be an issue outside of 2 up acro.

I am going to reweigh with...
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,016
Posted By dreed
Wow... looks awesome! Can I ask how much it...

Wow... looks awesome! Can I ask how much it weighs?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,298
Posted By dreed
congratulations Barb! You've been a great help...

congratulations Barb!

You've been a great help all the years I've been building.

Enjoy your retirement!!!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By dreed
Thanks all- Out of town, but I am going to...

Thanks all-

Out of town, but I am going to verify my starter,but think it is a Sky-Tec already and running the standard Vans (Plane Power) Alt.

I will definitely do the battery and possibly 40Amp...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By dreed
Thanks David! I am waiting on my prop cable...

Thanks David!

I am waiting on my prop cable then she's ready for inspection and already painted so I am somewhat limited in that area. Panel is done, minus one radio that will take her the wrong...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,464
Posted By dreed
Weight Savings

So..my plane isn't even flying yet but I am already thinking of ways to trim some weight soon after. I think I have about the heaviest possible options (7A slider, IO-390+ new style mount/nose gear)....
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,383
Posted By dreed
I've not flown yet, but am very close. Already...

I've not flown yet, but am very close. Already decided to have someone else to it for me (no shame). Mike Seager is going to do my initial flight or two and then I'll go up with him for some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By dreed
Thanks Wayne- and thanks for taking my call late...

Thanks Wayne- and thanks for taking my call late on a Friday!

I too wanted to avoid a re-do and that is why I asked again on here to make sure (since this is my first time going through this)....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By dreed
I am sure many others will chime in here, but my...

I am sure many others will chime in here, but my gut tells me you'll be good with the new gear, SJ cowl. I'd skip the Earth X batter however. What prop and any idea on weight?

Worst case, you could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By dreed
Thanks All- I went with simple better and did...

Thanks All-

I went with simple better and did the minimum three pieces of required information that exactly matches what is on the FAA registry site.

Dan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By dreed
Thanks Mel, Do you trust what gets posted on...

Thanks Mel,

Do you trust what gets posted on the FAA registry site? I'm hoping my paperwork looks just like what they posted online If not I guess I'll have to order another data plate.

Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By dreed
Hey Mel- I know you see a lot of these. I just...

Hey Mel-

I know you see a lot of these. I just spoke to the folks at engravers.net and he said he's never seen where someone had their name in front of the model # (in my case REED RV-7A) and had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By dreed
Thank you both!

Thank you both!
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