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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,941
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think we all know that. My point was only that...

I think we all know that. My point was only that the data hadn't been properly validated before being published.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,941
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Did you validate all of these numbers? I think...

Did you validate all of these numbers? I think the speeds for the 14 and 14A are wrong.

You have (14, 14A 210 HP, 14A 215 HP)

Top speed 205 203 216
Cruise 75% 195 193 203
Cruise 55%...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Fair enough. That's a bit of an unusual way to...

Fair enough. That's a bit of an unusual way to require IAS (and not CAS, e.g.), but I'll buy it.

You have to then go back to the Definitions section 1.1 to find:

"Indicated airspeed means the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Almost, but no cigar. Neither of those (or...

Almost, but no cigar. Neither of those (or anything else in there) mentions IAS, CAS, TAS, Mach number, or any other system of measurement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, I didn't understand what he was saying...

Yeah, I didn't understand what he was saying either. And it's "intents and purposes", not "intensive purposes" :). But I digress...

I couldn't find an FAR that required airspeed indicator markings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By RV7A Flyer
They are not. As noted above, ONLY Vne is in...

They are not. As noted above, ONLY Vne is in TAS.

And at least some modern EFISes will change redline with altitude (e.g., Dynon), if you configure them that way. I don't know about others as I...
Forum: COMM 05-10-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm guessing this would have in the installation...

I'm guessing this would have in the installation manual. Imagine that.
Forum: COMM 05-10-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By RV7A Flyer
*Diplexer*, not splitter, and yes, and the Archer...

*Diplexer*, not splitter, and yes, and the Archer works just fine for me (430W installation) (YMMV).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I tried our local EAA chapter back when I was...

I tried our local EAA chapter back when I was building, and at the first meeting I went to, the entire first hour was spent complaining about the then-current President. When I went to look at the...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,346
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I believe them's fightin' words to call an...

I believe them's fightin' words to call an Australian "British" :)

Are there any other details on the break-up in the published literature? Not much to go on if one was to try to use it to examine...
Forum: Safety 05-06-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,984
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I recall the same thing being discussed here many...

I recall the same thing being discussed here many years ago, which is why I put a BC extinguisher in the hangar, and a Halon extinguisher in the plane. Then, of course, the county comes along and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-05-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Oh, I'm all over this...I love all the little...

Oh, I'm all over this...I love all the little bitty things to fair...fuel tank vents, fuel tank drainks, rudder clevises, etc. :) Gotta get as many 1/10ths of a knot as I can to stay ahead of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By RV7A Flyer
A KAMAG? Those things are *awesome* :).

A KAMAG? Those things are *awesome* :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=58206
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Because we have DARs and inspectors who all seem...

Because we have DARs and inspectors who all seem to operate to their own rules, and NOT what the law actually says. Examples: requiring painting fuel caps red, requiring the removal and replacement...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If you're really worried about non-conforming N...

If you're really worried about non-conforming N numbers due to font, color, whatever...just carry around a set of conforming ones on vinyl stickers in your travel kit. Over-zealous inspector...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's just stupid. There are literally...

That's just stupid. There are literally *hundreds* of "Roman" fonts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By RV7A Flyer
They'd only be independent if you had a valve...

They'd only be independent if you had a valve between them to select either one or the other (but not both).

Why? Are you considering doing this?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'd be wondering why it happened in the first...

I'd be wondering why it happened in the first place...will that bracket be misaligned later on for attaching to something else?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,553
Posted By RV7A Flyer
:) Actually, they mostly use "Skyhawk" or...

:) Actually, they mostly use "Skyhawk" or "Cherokee" or "Bonanza", etc. Thus, I use "RV 123AB".

WRT all the hand-wringing over announcing your RV as an experimental (but only to a tower, not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,553
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Alrighty then...for the new folks... I have been...

Alrighty then...for the new folks...

I have been flying my -7A since 2012, and have *never* announced to any tower that I was an experimental. And not once have any of them mentioned it.

YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,553
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This again? :)

This again? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By RV7A Flyer
BTW, this is correct...Vno to Vne for the...

BTW, this



is correct...Vno to Vne for the yellow arc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And THAT'S what happens when you don't follow...

And THAT'S what happens when you don't follow standards and conventions...Van's used a term that is well-known to a large number of pilots and gave it a new (their own) meaning, thus causing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,229
Posted By RV7A Flyer
OK, I'm confused, too...so a business owns the...

OK, I'm confused, too...so a business owns the plane, got that. But then how is it used for business purposes, and not personal, and that not a "commercial activity"?

I have no interest in doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,229
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It took the murder of a young actress by an...

It took the murder of a young actress by an obsessed "fan" who got her home address from DMV to change that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver%27s_Privacy_Protection_Act

Hardly likely the FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I would totally buy a set of those!

I would totally buy a set of those!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,678
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ah, but there ARE rules for adjectives, and in...

Ah, but there ARE rules for adjectives, and in simplest form, they go like this:

opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose

followed by the thing being modified.

So, "beat-up #10...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Do you have more info on these BT sensors? I'd...

Do you have more info on these BT sensors? I'd like to try something like that instead of relying on eyeballs for most flights and removing the front of the wheel pants to check pressures every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,240
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So this has been mentioned before, but just to...

So this has been mentioned before, but just to throw it out there again...I (and others) have had pretty bad luck with the Dynon converters, as they use only a tiny portion of the available 0-5V...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,709
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Technically, usually a millisecond cycle slip by...

Technically, usually a millisecond cycle slip by the GPS receiver...1 ms is 300,000m. Saw it many times when developing GPS hardware...sudden jumps of 300km in horizontal position, then back in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,240
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's OP-7. I can send you the file.

It's OP-7. I can send you the file.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,246
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Must be from Lucas Electronics. :)

Must be from Lucas Electronics. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Too bad those titanium bolts and nuts are about...

Too bad those titanium bolts and nuts are about as expensive as gold :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's exactly what I needed to know! Thanks,...

That's exactly what I needed to know! Thanks, Paul! You tha man!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Prop balance hardware

Quick question...we're planning a prop balancing session with a group of RVs here on the field this coming weekend, and need to make sure we have sufficient hardware for about 6 planes. Anybody have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yep...the OP writes: and as noted above, he...

Yep...the OP writes:



and as noted above, he logged 14 hours in the Night category. However, the regulation in question relates to



and says only that said person
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Are you sure about what he's doing? (from the...

Are you sure about what he's doing?

(from the other thread)

That looks to me like he's *logging* 14 hours of night flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,410
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Hang on a second. The regulation says: So...

Hang on a second. The regulation says:



So first of all, you only get to count the ones *after* the 20th one (not all of them including nos. 1-20) as a substitute for 1 hour of the flight time...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You have to change the EMS sensor mapping to the...

You have to change the EMS sensor mapping to the correct transducer. Instructions on how to do this are in the Installation Manual.

Also here:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,609
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Take *any* car into Mexico...when I was in...

Take *any* car into Mexico...when I was in college, we used to just factor in the 20 bucks to "tip" the federales at the border when we drove to Rocky Point.

Given the fun we had on spring breaks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,899
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's too late now for the OP, but the first thing...

It's too late now for the OP, but the first thing I do with any important paperwork of any kind is to make a copy of it, print out the copy and store that with other important documents, and keep a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,609
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The funny part is...they may actually BE corrupt...

The funny part is...they may actually BE corrupt and it might actually BE a kickback, but being an American doesn't help you avoid it one bit, because, hey, you're not *in* the USA. LOL!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The Parts Manual is your friend...make sure you...

The Parts Manual is your friend...make sure you get one now.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Do you have the instruction and maintenance...

Do you have the instruction and maintenance manuals for your FI system? If not, you should start there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You need a parts manual for that engine, but...

You need a parts manual for that engine, but looking at the one I have, I think that's an LW-12892 Rocker shaft, thrust...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By RV7A Flyer
While we're on the topic...if it turns out pretty...

While we're on the topic...if it turns out pretty much any old wifi adapter will work...what about the video input dongle? Anybody have any luck with a non-Dynon (read, pricey) video adapter?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,608
Posted By RV7A Flyer
"Oh, ho, ho, irony! Oh, no, no, we don't get that...

"Oh, ho, ho, irony! Oh, no, no, we don't get that here. See, uh, people ski topless here while smoking dope, so irony's not really a, a high priority. We haven't had any irony here since about, uh,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,786
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Same here. If, God forbid, I ever have to pull...

Same here. If, God forbid, I ever have to pull the wings off, I figure I'll just depin any connectors at the devices and pull the wires, then run them through the conduits again. They went in once,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Nope. The older style has two small pins that...

Nope. The older style has two small pins that extend out of the sides at the business end, and are used to engage and turn the receptacle to adjust its height.

It seems that someone with a decent...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By RV7A Flyer
p. 12-6 of the Installation Manual Then, there's...

p. 12-6 of the Installation Manual

Then, there's a separate document entitled, unsurprisingly, "Installing a Spinner on a Constant Speed Propeller". But you've pretty much done everything it says...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This should have been your first clue that you...

This should have been your first clue that you were going a bit astray:



A constant-speed prop doesn't use an S-605 mount plate. It uses an S-603.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If it fits the front and rear bulkheads snugly,...

If it fits the front and rear bulkheads snugly, and it fits straight (check with a dial indicator while turning the engine), then just fit it temporarily (as described above...yeah, you'll have to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 803
Posted By RV7A Flyer
To clarify...ignoring the length of the thing,...

To clarify...ignoring the length of the thing, are you saying that you can't get it to snugly fit both foreward and aft bulkheads at the same time (again *ignoring* any "extra" spinner or overhang on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Do yourself a favor...ditch the VDOs and spend an...

Do yourself a favor...ditch the VDOs and spend an afternoon running one more wire for power. I went through a handful of VDOs before Dynon started selling the Kavlicos, switched over and have had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By RV7A Flyer
From my CI checklist (I'd be happy to send you a...

From my CI checklist (I'd be happy to send you a copy of it if you'd like).It's in a Word file, and gets updated with specific dates, hours, and new info every year prior to starting the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,476
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have the K-Sun Bee3, and it works great, on...

I have the K-Sun Bee3, and it works great, on tubing down to 1/8". I have no idea what I paid for it (like all things, if you buy decent equipment/tools, you'll never remember what they cost, down...
Forum: GPS 02-19-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,643
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Interesting. Do they do multiple LSQs on sets of...

Interesting. Do they do multiple LSQs on sets of 4+ sats (or perhaps all combinations of n-1 satellites available) and then some sort of averaging of the results (or choose the solution with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,572
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Or just remember your Monty Python: "One. Two....

Or just remember your Monty Python:
"One. Two. Five."
"THREE, sire!"
"Three!"
Forum: GPS 02-19-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,643
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yep...my 430W does the same thing when I go...

Yep...my 430W does the same thing when I go upside down, BUT the Dynon seems to chug right on through it (at least, if it loses lock, it recovers it so quickly it's never noticed or alarmed).
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,643
Posted By RV7A Flyer
When you guys say "dropouts", do you mean loss of...

When you guys say "dropouts", do you mean loss of all signals? Or degradation of position accuracy? The raw GPS position calculation only needs 4 satellites to get XYZt. I suppose maybe the...
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,643
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If it works, it works, but it seems like a really...

If it works, it works, but it seems like a really big chunk of sky would be masked by the aft top skin, rear bulkhead, and a bit of the sides where the skins curve downwards. Which antenna? The...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-18-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And ditch the insulated tongue-and-spade...

And ditch the insulated tongue-and-spade connectors that the probes usually come with, replace with the Omega mini-connectors. Designed for thermocouple wires. Changed mine out a while back and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,444
Posted By RV7A Flyer
All sorts of crazy things happen at...

All sorts of crazy things happen at fly-ins...just do a search here for some of the egregious things that parents have let kids do around airplanes (not to mention the usual buffoonery that happens...
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