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Forum: Engine Monitors 12-28-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Steve A
EIS Documentation

THank you Scott. That's exactly what I was looking for.

Steve Anderson
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-23-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Steve A
Grand Rapids EIS Problems

I can't find my documentation for my GR EIS monitor. I got rid of my GR EFIS, when the screen went dark, and upgraded to Dynon Skyview. I retained my GR EIS and now the system blinks at start up. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 801
Posted By Steve A
Aluminum Camper using RV tools

I have built an RV 7A and have been flying for five years now. I kept my tools as I was probably emotionally attached to them. They are still in my garage and hangar gathering dust. Over the weekend,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-29-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,509
Posted By Steve A
Jacking up plane at wing tie down

Need link for using wing tie down as jacking up point to change main gear tires
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-26-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,423
Posted By Steve A
IFR Shots

Ted,
Great write-up, I live in Louisiana and we go a ton of rain this weekend. I was glad to be on the ground. Your lucky that your kids want to fly, mine are ambivalent to flying. My son says if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,385
Posted By Steve A
Auto Engine on an RV

It is all fun and games until the prop stops in flight. I finally saw the light and have 381 hours on my Lycoming IO-360. I learned if you are not an automobile engineer with lot's of time to fiddle,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,114
Posted By Steve A
Sunset Cruise

I am at the end of that big ol' river, in Louisiana. My goal one summer is to fly up the ol' Mississippi. I always get a thrill seeing if from the air. Barges, bridges, geology, what is not to love....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,228
Posted By Steve A
Congrats to your son

I graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1075 with a BS in geophysical engineering. The first thing I did on my first job is learn to fly in an old Cherokee
140. The great thing about an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,228
Posted By Steve A
Congrats to your son

I graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1075 with a BS in geophysical engineering. The first thing I did on my first job is learn to fly in an old Cherokee
140. The great thing about an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,517
Posted By Steve A
Flying with Brats

Just wait if the FAA/FCC allow cell phone calls in flight. You will have some guy arguing with his wife/girlfriend on one side and a guy telling his business associate that they need to order 500...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,039
Posted By Steve A
Don't Bogart that battery, pass it over to me??

This was my second Petit Jean Fly-in and if I remember correctly, last year someone left their master switch on and ran their battery down too.

Perhaps there should be an annual "Dead Battery Award"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,039
Posted By Steve A
Petit Jean Fly In

This was the first Petit Jean fly in that I attended although I have flown into KMPJ on our own several times. To anyone who has not been there, it is really fun. The food is terrific, abundant,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,262
Posted By Steve A
Gas Leak/Smell

I had a smell that I traced it to the fittings in front of the fuel totalizer between my fuel pump and fire wall. I tightened the fittings down and finally got rid of the gas smell forever.
It was...
Forum: Southeast 06-29-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,084
Posted By Steve A
Food Report: DI Cajun Restaurant, Basile La.

I know everyone thinks that Louisianians are obsessed with food, but I just tell people that we go to lunch to talk about what we are having for dinner.

DI's was delightful, we arrived a flight of...
Forum: Southeast 06-28-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,084
Posted By Steve A
DI Cajun Restaurant Grass Strip

I saw the NE-SE fairway from Google Earth, the problem is I also see what looks to be cars parked across the street from the restaurant in that same area.
The area to the south is where the...
Forum: Southeast 06-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,084
Posted By Steve A
DI Cajun Restaurant, Basile Louisiana

Anybody fly into DI's Cajun Restaurant north of Jennings and south of Basile.
I went on Google Earth and with the coordinates the restaurant gave out over the phone, I see a east west strip. In this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By Steve A
Discount on Prop, Lycoming

I took advantage of the prop and engine deal at AirVenture. It was $1000 for buying the prop and engine and as I remember, an other $1000-1500 discount
as it included free shipping.

I don't have a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,166
Posted By Steve A
Bolts in Wings Holding Autopilot

I had to take the TruTrak Autopilot out of my RV-7A and when I reinstalled it, the three bolts that hold it against the spar were snugged but did not seem to get tight. I wonder if the plate nuts on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,247
Posted By Steve A
Fitting between MAP from Engine to Sensor

A friend is going with a glass panel and he wants to order the fitting that
goes through the firewall and ties in the manifold pressure hose (from the engine) to the plastic tubing that is coming...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By Steve A
THanks for all the replys

As always, you guys are the best. Quick thorough advice from people who have been there before. I have been down for three months and I am feeling the need for some RV time.

Hopefully I can get the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By Steve A
Installing Grand Rapids Horizon

Van's Avionics Gang,
I have been installing a GRT Horixon rep;lacing a BM Sport. I am down to the last wire, a wire to install to a idiot light to signal a problem. What I wonder is I already have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-01-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,112
Posted By Steve A
Traded My BM Sport for GR Horizon

I feel like I made off like a bandit as Grand Rapids gave me $1000 off the
Horizon HX for my BM Sport. The thing never worked right, it did
not show level in my garage. To this day, if I did a steep...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By Steve A
Bruno,Stein, Kahula,Thanks

As always I was making the problem too hard. The answer I was too dumb to
understand was the two wires carry all the info. I was trying to put ten wires
into my SL-30 behind the panel when the two...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By Steve A
Serial in and Serial out

Kahuna,
I have the input and output from my SL-30 to my Blue Mountain that I am replacing. Since my BM never worked quit right and I did not have glide slope and CDI with that, I thought I could get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By Steve A
GRT Horizon HX and GArmin SL-30

I am adding a Horizon HX to replace my Blue Mountain EFIS. I want to use the
HX as a CDI/glideslope and I was wondering if someone had a diagram for pin
placement. I look at the GRT Horizon HX...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,915
Posted By Steve A
Hose Clamps on Front Gear

I had problems with the hose clamp on my RV-7A front gear. I had it bump off
when I went into my favorite grass strip. Finally I put a wood damping strip
on the front gear like the mains and put a...
Forum: Southeast 05-11-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,451
Posted By Steve A
Flooding in Louisiana: Deja vu All Over Again

With my RV-7A hangared in New Iberia, ARA, every time I take off, I see the Gulf of Mexico waters a mere 20 miles to the south. New Iberia is only 20 above sea level, the storm surge of hurricane...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-13-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,577
Posted By Steve A
Mississippi River shots

John,
Enjoyed the shots of the river in flood stage. I am fasinated by the power of the mighty Mississippi. I am down here in Louisiana and every time I fly to New Orleans, I go along the river west...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-20-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,176
Posted By Steve A
I fly out of New Iberia

Next time you come into New Iberia, give us a head's up. There are two RV's on the field and quite a few around. It is always good to meet another RVer,
especially one dedicated to such a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By Steve A
Cats: Why I hate cats?

I was finishing up my RV-7a project and was planning on flying it without paint. I kept my wings in a wing holder with the leading edges down. I built in a garage which I would commonly leave the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,160
Posted By Steve A
Completion Percentage

I heard the average kit plane completion historically was 1 in 10 fly or a completion rate of 10%. Now I know Van's has a much higher completion rate, but part of that is with Van's kits, there are a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,975
Posted By Steve A
Taking the Tail Building Class

I took the Alexander tail building class at Griffin Ga. It was a great introduction into building, priming, correcting mistakes, learning all the proper ways to rivet, triming, deburring etc. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,180
Posted By Steve A
Oil Cooler Opening and Placement of Oil Cooler

I am in South Louisiana and in terms of a hot environment, I can't imagine any hotter. Therefore I did several things to ensure cooler oil temperatures even if the outside air was 95 degrees with 95%...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,589
Posted By Steve A
Folding Bikes

I bought a Dehon which is CHinese. I saw a couple in Canada had two of these bikes in either an RV 7 or 9. I use mine around the airport but have not packed in my plane yet. It is about 28 lbs and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-26-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,087
Posted By Steve A
RV 7 with Floats

I remember reading about it in either the EAA magazine or Kitplanes. They did strengthen the fuse at certain points for the floats as I remember the article.
It was built at a builder assist hangar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,733
Posted By Steve A
Filter broken from holder

I had this occur serveral times and I attributed it to a backfire. I ended up putting a screen over the filter to prevent it bending and subsequently pulling out of the bracket holding it in place. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,279
Posted By Steve A
XM Satellite Weather Woes

I had an intermitten problem with my 396 Garmin receiver. I moingved the antenna, thought I had a conflict with my other GPS, finally I turned off my I Phone. It seems to be the solution to the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-13-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,977
Posted By Steve A
Chevy in a Velocity

I just got my magazine from the EAA highlighting the Velocities with Chevy engines. What a wonderful process on how a automobile engine can be applied to an airplane. These guys were engineers and...
Forum: COMM 03-31-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By Steve A
Garmin Audio Panel

I will try and see if the headset is not working well with the plugs. Thanks for the suggestion. I guess replace the plugs before going under the panel. The SL 30 has in the set up the option to...
Forum: COMM 03-31-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,276
Posted By Steve A
Garmin Audio Panel: Troubleshooting

I have the Garmin audio panel with the SL 30. When I have the audio panel on Comm 1, I get a stuck mic warning on the SL 30. I hit Comm 1/2 on the audio panel putting the passenger intercom on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,490
Posted By Steve A
Autocar: Amazing Achievement

Pierre,
I agree with everything you said about how amazing some of the builders are and what they do to finally complete their planes. I think living in SF, you don't have the room to really spread...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By Steve A
Lycoming Sound

David,
As might imagine, the Lycoming is a terrific engine. I learned a ton in my first experimental adventure and redoing everything was a pain as I was at the hangar and could not see moving back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By Steve A
Grass Strips to Concrete

David,
We have a ton of grass strips down here, the property is so cheap that most people buy enough for a strip and own it themselves. We had a fly in community try to get started but not enough...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-25-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,331
Posted By Steve A
Workshop for Home and Garden magazine

THe shop looks like a photo from Architectual Digest or Home and Garden. I know the answer but does a perfectly neat workshop help in building an RV. Being the world's biggest slob, I can't clean...
Forum: Southeast 01-14-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By Steve A
RV ers in Lafayette

Stephen,
There are several, I have an RV 7A that flew in June of this year (I am waiting to get a good photo to send to van's). Ray Fleming has an RV 7A in New Iberia twenty miles away with probably...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-14-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,624
Posted By Steve A
Dogs in the Plane

My son has a pitt bull and I am planning on ferrying the dog back and forth from New Orleans. Question: do you put ear muffs on the dogs? Do you have some way of preventing the dog from jumping over...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,720
Posted By Steve A
To Make You Feel Better

I spent quite a bit more on an RV 7A. I went with Subaru engine
and had to replace with a IO 360. Ouch.

I have a Blue Mountain Sport that I will have to replace. Ouch.

Sent three kids to private...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,285
Posted By Steve A
Confessing Screw ups

I drilled the holes on my roll bar for two handles to help in getting in and out of the cockpit. The trick is to drill the holes such that the handles go all the way through and you can put a bolt on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,761
Posted By Steve A
Hardware???

I got a garage full of extra hardware. Build a plane and in the process you will have tons of stuff left over. I wonder if I should keep it, with the thought of building again or selling it. I have a...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 12-02-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,344
Posted By Steve A
Pierre Smith's 6A

Good luck with the new (to you) plane. I was lucky to fly this plane as a transitional pilot before I flew my RV 7A. Great performer and a truly fun plane to fly. Pierre was a great instructor, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,148,144
Posted By Steve A
Why 2 Grand Rapid's EIS???

Why are there 2 EIS systems? I guess for duplicity?


S S Anderson
RV 7A Flying
84 hours
Lafayette, La.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,205
Posted By Steve A
BMA Sport to Dynon Skyview

I realize this is slightly off your topic, but I have the BMA Sport and with the company OOB and the fact the BMA never worked very well, I am considering replacing it with the Dynon Skyview with...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,667
Posted By Steve A
Barksdale AFB Tour, Shreveport, La.

Check out the simulator photos. Doing a roll was very interesting. I wanted to apologize for the topo, it is not B-57's but B-52's. I also found out why they call them buffs. Big Ugly Fat Frisbees or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By Steve A
Statistics: Shipped vs Built

There is a slight turn of phase here as you mentioned Cessna and Cirrus shipped x number of aircraft vs Van's has an almost equal number built and flown. All is well and good. The interesting thing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-09-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,667
Posted By Steve A
Barksdale AFB Tour, Shreveport La.

Bill Dedo, a doctor in Lafayette, La was gracious enough to include me in a tour of Barksdale AFB on Saturday. Ray Fleming and I with our RV 7A's (and Bill as passenger) flew up and spent the day...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,524
Posted By Steve A
Control Stick Hits Throttle

I had a similar problem and I did not want to cut my stick down as I would had to pull all the wires out that were hooked to my Ray Allen grips. My solution was rather than having throttle, mixture...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,697
Posted By Steve A
Manifold Pressure Restrictor

I remember on Dan Checkoway's site (now out of print), showed a plastic restrictor that he placed inline. It narrowed the orifice and dampened the oscillations. Man I miss that site.

S S...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 22,800
Posted By Steve A
Retractable Gear in an RV

Several years ago Kitplanes (or EAA Sport Aviation mag) had a feature on a guy in Germany adding retractable gear to an RV. He had both a retractable and fixed and after a ton of work, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-16-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 69,000
Posted By Steve A
Tumbling BM Sport

I have a BM Sport and Dynon D 100. The Sport does not have any dampening
in the config file and in a steep turn, the artifical horizon tumbles. Since the factory help line is dead, does anyone have...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-15-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,611
Posted By Steve A
Eggenfellner H-6 Subie

Heinz,
I was curious as Jan has sold a great number of Subaru engines in Europe and I wondered why. I assume Leaded 100ll is not available or is unbelieveably expensive. Good luck with your plane....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,844
Posted By Steve A
Folding Bikes: Inspiration

Your post was timely as I was on the verge of ordering a Bike Friday but the cost seemed just a bit high. I looked at the Dahon bikes and for half you can get the Speed P8. I love bikes and bought an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,844
Posted By Steve A
Folding Bikes

I have a RV 7A and have been drooling over the Bike Friday's. They are expensive and wondering how easy they are to use and fold. Your report is quite timely and interesting. My problem like everyone...
Forum: COMM 09-07-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By Steve A
Intercom Not Working

I have an SL 30 and Garmin intercom and it all works except my intercom is not working. I disconnected the passenger PTT as I thought it might be shorted. Still no joy. I will probably take it to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By Steve A
Easy Open Cowling: Gary Newsted

I saw a cowling split along the top so each side lifted up. It was by Gary Newsted and unfortunately he no longer has his web site up. Gary did a super job on his RV-9 and his website was top notch....
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