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Forum: Midwest 06-12-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Don't wait...

Right now RVs are selling quickly and there's a chance you might get an antsy seller.

Here's some tips on getting your prebuy started ASAP:

1. Know who your local A&P will be for condition...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Congrats!

Insurance gets cheaper, there's a few milestones...25 hours in type, then 100 hours tailwheel...not too tough to get that 100 hours done in the first year while you're motivated and practicing to...
Forum: Safety 06-12-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,808
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Inexpensive considerations...

Consider these inexpensive ways to gain great experience while you are putting the finishing touches on your 7A:

1. Sporty's Learn to Fly Course
My son is doing flight training right now and it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-12-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Thanks for the heads up

Thanks for the note, I recently sent in my prop and installed it after getting it back looking new again.

Quick question, what size safety wire are you using? I've heard different things and want...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-26-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By FlyinTiger
Question If she has to wait...

So, if she has to wait for a new engine or wants to fly for a while longer while searching for that replacement engine, is there any chance it can be fixed to fly safely a little longer?

What is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-21-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,475
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool I've got tight fitting gaps on my RV-7. I'm...

I've got tight fitting gaps on my RV-7. I'm going to use the 3M tape from Flyboys on the flap and teflon tape under the wing skin.

This combo should protect the flap and slide smoothly as they go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool I Second ClassicAero

After looking at all commercially available RV carpets I went with Classic Aero and am happy with my new carpet. It took about three months from ordering to receiving my order. My RV-7 is quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Trying some seals

I'm going to try some new seals from McMaster Carr. There's so many different shapes and kinds, I think the one that clamps on and folds over will do well in the front of the tip up.

Other bulb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By FlyinTiger
Talking P shaped weather stripping

Do you happen to have dimensions of this "P shaped" weather stripping?

I need to try something more sticky and less of a rubber bump. Riding the edge of sealing just barely for ease of canopy...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-12-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow ELT antenna

My antenna is inside the baggage area just behind the left seat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,451
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Ride to fly

Riding to the airport to fly is quite common among motorcycle owners.

If you do or not do something for someone else, you'll likely be unhappy. Do what you need to do for yourself...probably not...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By FlyinTiger
Question Updates?

Did the OP get his training? How did it go?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation 1 oz. only

Also, from a Hartzell Service Bulletin HC-SL-61-366 I read these CAUTIONS:

CAUTION 3: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PUMP MORE THAN 1 FL. OZ. (30 ML) OF
GREASE INTO THE LUBRICATION FITTING ON AN ALUMINUM
HUB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,036
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Consider a partner

I haven't seen anyone mention it, but consider a partner. Splitting the costs can be rewarding and allow two people to build and fly a $75,000 plane for $37,500 each.

Consider that insurance will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,329
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Commercially sold instrument cover

There's an instrument cover that is sold by Flightline Interiors. I'm not sure about cooling issues. I'm considering giving it a try. Might have to put an extra fan to move air through the area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Rain

I recently made a trip to Kentucky from South Carolina. I parked for three days and my RV-7 tip up endured heavy rain off and on for a good 24 hours during the time it was parked outside on the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-10-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Secondary

Now that you mention it, I keep a 4" folding Benchmade knife clipped in my pocket. It has a nice handle that could likely crack the canopy if hammered against it in an emergency.

I suppose if I...
Forum: RV-14 04-10-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,757
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool So...where would you mount it? I'm not sure...

So...where would you mount it? I'm not sure there is a surface like that in the RV. The back of the seats isn't reachable for me or my passengers. Our arms aren't that long.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-09-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow A couple more details

At the risk of being obvious or boring, I know that there are some new to traveling in a GA aircraft and even a few lurking that are thinking of building or buying an RV just for the benefit of cross...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-09-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile SC to KY and back

Traveling by RV is a fantastic way to get around the country. For any destination this side of the Mississippi from SC I can easily beat total time to fly in a commercial airliner.

My daughter...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,118
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile 2400 hours on engine?

Thanks for the pictures and info. I'm assuming this is a post showing 2400 hours on your engine, original cylinders etc.

Great data points. I fully intend to run my Lycoming well past TBO and only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Paying for pre-buy exam

First of all, make a "conditional offer" that clearly states the offer is contingent on the aircraft being airworthy as determined by a pre-buy exam done by a qualified individual. Vic Syracuse has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Interesting

I'd love to hear how this isn't falsifying a log book.

Logging 25 hours by flying only 2.6 hours of flight time? Gonna have to explain that loop hole to us who log each hour the old fashioned way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,947
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Serious question - how do we protect the hearing...

Serious question - how do we protect the hearing of these dogs that ride along in our very loud airplanes? RVs are some of the loudest. Take your headset off and see what a dog without hearing...
Forum: Southeast 03-08-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By FlyinTiger
Did you get your training?

If you're having trouble getting training in a tricycle gear RV just go fly with someone training in a tail dragger. You'll meet the type specific training requirement and get some valuable training...
Forum: Southeast 03-08-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile RSVP if you're sure you'll be there

Hello again! We are in March and doing the final stages of planning for the Broxton Bridge camping trip and lunch meeting.

Lunch will be at 11 am on Saturday. If you'd like to stay the night...
Forum: Southeast 02-18-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Camping and B&B rooms

Update:

Several people have reserved rooms at the B&B, and there are several rooms available. Some are staying Friday night, and one couple staying Saturday night.

If you think you might camp or...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-18-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation other options

Just in case Jesse Saint and Vic Syracuse aren't available on your timeline, here's how to get a fair prebuy examination (it's technically not an inspection and doesn't go in the log book).

Call EAA...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-18-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,008
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow Start riding along now...

It is good to see another person who has the itch to fly. Start riding with anyone you can find flying. Find people that are close to you here on VAF so you can start riding in RVs too. Don't...
Forum: Southeast 02-16-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Wild life on the plantation

Questions are coming in regarding the wild life in the South Carolina "low country." As with any rural location, it is important that we all keep an eye out for animals crossing a grass runway or...
Forum: Southeast 02-15-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,053
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Fun overnight at SC55 - March 26 and 27, 2021

Looking to stir the pot a bit and get some folks out to a fun destination in South Carolina.

Broxton Bridge Plantation - SC55 - South Carolina

My wife and I will be there on Friday evening,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,136
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow No repairman's certificate

I think there's no real issue here unless the OP wants to earn the Repairman's Certificate.

If not, then there's no real issue as it really is like buying a flying RV. I bought a flying RV-7 and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-01-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,025
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Kelly Aerospace

I recently used Kelly Aerospace in Montgomery, AL at the recommendation of the A&P who supervised my condition inspection.

They were up front on pricing and saved me money over a complete...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-24-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,555
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Mutt-Muffs?

Just like you and I don't like flying without hearing protection at all, not even for 60 seconds, dogs need something to protect their hearing too.

Must use Mutt-Muffs or an equivalent. It will...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-23-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,814
Posted By FlyinTiger
Red face Great lessons learned

It looks like there are some good lessons to be learned here. It looked like your daughter was appreciative and happy for you at the end of the video.

If this ride was genuinely for her benefit,...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,489
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile A modern engine

I'm watching with interest. Looking for these modern engines to run a few thousand hours reliably, technological advances are exciting.

Next, examples of electrically governed props being used with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation start begging for rides

Welcome, you came to the right place!

First, before making a final decision on anything, go find your local RV group. EAA Chapters can point you in the right direction if walking out on the local...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Vans?

Did Vans chime in yet on what they thought? It would still be interesting to hear what they have to say regarding the fix...I'm sure this isn't the only one with this problem.

Posting here helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,907
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile nose wheels

Yes, I agree...we're planning on building a nose gear equipped RV-14A so more people can enjoy it without breaking the bank on insurance. Our family is full of aviators, but few have enough...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb LOL - mirror handle?

I think that "pushrod" is the handle on the mirror used to look at the bracket in question.

Normally, during a prebuy the contract to buy is contingent upon the aircraft being completely issue...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,877
Posted By FlyinTiger
Question taxi turns, wind

Food for thought...do you have lot of turns when taxiing back to your hangar that would wear one side more than the other? Wind that blows from one direction all the time while taxiing? Cross wind...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-27-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,088
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation It can be fixed

That is more than just "close to the edge." What a testament to the strength of a Vans design that it held up in flight.

Of course it is the best course of action to call a specialist at Vans, take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,907
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Nose Gear RV Value

It's been proven that tricycle gear RVs have lower insurance rates. The nose gear failures get a lot of attention though.

Biggest benefit for tricycle gear aircraft is visibility during taxi. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow My gears were in perfect condition when I pulled...

My gears were in perfect condition when I pulled them out. Aluminum with 627 hours on them, installed in 1984 at engine manufacture by Lycoming, stored pickled, put into operation "new" in 2003.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-20-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Wink Find an A&P, learn, enjoy

I really enjoy the fact that I can do ALL the work on my experimental RV-7. It is only the Condition Inspection once a year that an A&P must determine that it is in a "safe condition" since I didn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Talking EAA and AD Compliance

An article from some years ago caught my attention in another thread discussing a more costly crankshaft issue.

http://starduster.aircraftspruce.com/wwwboard/messages/25960.html

Food for thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,009
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Practice

When I practice simulated engine failures I aim to touch down 1/2 way down a local 4000 foot runway, which is my simulated emergency ditching site. When the runway is made, adding flaps and slipping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,009
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Best Angle Vx

Everyone who has an RV whether they built it themselves or bought it flying, should take the time to run through a similar program to the EAA Test program. That resource is relatively inexpensive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,141
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up For piece of mind...

Now that you are the proud owner of this wonderful RV, the best thing to do is moving forward keep yourself informed on your engine's health and well being.

Send in an oil sample for analysis now...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 12-09-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,657
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Yes!

Please build it, we would be there several times a year. We live in SC and would love not to have to fly several hours each way to find great places to go. We enjoy Triple Tree and thanks to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,746
Posted By FlyinTiger
Cool Cold and frosty

Brrrr.... that looks a little chilly. Defrost the cockpit before flight I guess, wow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,457
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Getting the most for your RV-4

It looks like you have a buyer at a certain price point, but do yourself a favor and get a really good idea if it will sell for $50k based on it being set up just like Van recommended. Light and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,836
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Metal stop nuts

Metal lock nuts are cheap, Im not sure why it took me so long to start using them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,836
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Great zip ties but...

Ive used these excellent zip ties in the engine compartment. They soften a lot when they get hot. Replace them every oil change if they are in a high heat environment.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-27-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,836
Posted By FlyinTiger
Arrow FWF

Adel clamps are better than zip ties for sure. I separate fluid hoses and wires to avoid potential chaffing.

Consider not using any nylon locknuts in the high heat environment of the engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 04:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up Proactive mx...

We will definitely need to get together and share experiences. I'm in between transponders at the moment as I get ready to update for ADS-B out and IFR, so I may have to meet you somewhere with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,354
Posted By FlyinTiger
Thumbs up QB wash primer

For those concerned about not "seeing" the primer inside QB kits I too was a little concerned since they are advertised as having been primed. After calling Vans to chat they told me the primer is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Post Reasons for oil sump removal

Thanks for pointing out the oil sump did not NEED to be removed to pull the accessory case. That is true.

When I discussed the job of replacing the oil pump gears with the supervising A&P he cited...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Lightbulb Experts? Correct me if I'm wrong...

After significant effort and some expense I do not seek to be "right," but to share my decision process, how I worked with an A&P since I didn't build my aircraft and how in the end I'm happy, my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Post Clones

Know the date of manufacture of your engine.

You will likely have a parts list or build list for your engine. You'll know by that list if you have Lycoming or Continental parts in your engine. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation thread creep

Looks like this thread has some creeping going on...LOL.

I'm not even considering overhauling my 37 year old engine with original cylinders because the condition is airworthy. I don't recommend...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Smile Called Lycoming before wrenching

I called Lycoming and talked with a tech rep. He pointed out the AD cited TBO or 5 years after the AD was issued.

(c) For all other affected engines, replace any aluminum oil pump impeller and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 04:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Post MX Test Flights

The post maintenance test flight can be a tense situation. It seems like after a major amount of work on the FWF it is time to treat this flight with extra care. I always have a plan for engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-24-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,548
Posted By FlyinTiger
Exclamation Oil pressure, run up check good, any leaks?

When testing everything for leaks it is important to look at the subtle things. I had missed tightening a fuel supply hose to the correct torque since it was hard to reach and I didn't have the...
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