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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Charles in SC
I cannot tell from the picture if the...

I cannot tell from the picture if the measurements are the same but it looks the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Charles in SC
It could be. In Spartanburg county some years ago...

It could be. In Spartanburg county some years ago airplanes were taxed at about 10% of the value because the county knew that anyone that had an airplane was "rich folks". At some point they figured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Charles in SC
That looks like the same thing that Milspec...

That looks like the same thing that Milspec fasteners use. Might check them out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Charles in SC
Condition Inspection Sign off Question

When signing off a condition inspection does it go in both the aircraft log and the engine log or just the aircraft log.
This has probably been discussed here before but I did not find exactly what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By Charles in SC
Prayers sent your way. I also have stage 4 cancer...

Prayers sent your way. I also have stage 4 cancer and am undergoing chemo treatments, I just did my 7th one. Mine got a lot easier after the 3rd or 4th one. I am still pushing forward on my -7 doing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By Charles in SC
As far as a workbench keep in mind that the...

As far as a workbench keep in mind that the horizontal stab is about 10 feet long when put together. My benches have a 4x8 sheet of plywood for a top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Charles in SC
Repairman certificate

How do you get one of these now? I do not think you can visit the FSDO now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a cheap 40 inch (I think) Grissley 3 in...

I have a cheap 40 inch (I think) Grissley 3 in one brake/shear/roll that was very useful during my build. It works good on aluminum but I would not recommend it for steel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,496
Posted By Charles in SC
I am at the point of needing to do this. For the...

I am at the point of needing to do this. For the digitally challenged folks like me do you have any idea what they do if your pictures and build log are not digital. Also what is a zoom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By Charles in SC
Repairman certificate issuance

Has anyone applied for a repairman certificate lately. I wondered how the virus shutdowns have affected obtaining one. Can you do it online now or what?
Thanks for any input!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,758
Posted By Charles in SC
I have some toilet paper stored in my hanger that...

I have some toilet paper stored in my hanger that I have to visit now and then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By Charles in SC
Are you going to buy the whole kit at one time?...

Are you going to buy the whole kit at one time? It might be better to wait till post virus time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,989
Posted By Charles in SC
My .02 worth since being involved in aviation...

My .02 worth since being involved in aviation over the last 45 years. Any time there is a recession or depression or other turmoil in the financial world there are folks that need to get out because...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-02-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,631
Posted By Charles in SC
I used those on my check ride, they work fine.

I used those on my check ride, they work fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Charles in SC
Oil line question

On my -7 I have a UMA oil pressure gage and sender mounted th Vans little manifold on the firewall. Question. Do I need to bleed the air out of the oil line from the engine or leave the air in?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the info Brian. I have a makeshift...

Thanks for the info Brian. I have a makeshift tail stand that I have used throughout the build that consists of 6 concrete blocks and a wooden structure on top that is designed to hold the tailwheel....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By Charles in SC
Tail weight question

With my -7 in a level attitude about how much weight do I need to attach to the tail to jack it up useing the wing jack points to hold the tailwheel down?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By Charles in SC
Have you looked into prepreg, I think that is...

Have you looked into prepreg, I think that is what it is called. I would think you could just roll out a sheet, cure it, and then cut to size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Charles in SC
Nylon lube question

I am wondering what is a lube that has been used successfully on the nylon blocks used on a sliding canopy? On my -7 there are three, two at the rear where the pins lock into the holes and one where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Charles in SC
I have some Loctite 567. Does anybody know if...

I have some Loctite 567. Does anybody know if that will work on this plastic tee?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Charles in SC
Brake fluid reservoir

Is there a better resevoir out there? On my -7 it is a homade looking aluminum pipe tank that a nylon tee screws into. Or maybe I need abetter tee fitting. I can not get it to stop leaking where it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Charles in SC
I am not sure that will give you enough room for...

I am not sure that will give you enough room for the bulkhead type fitting that goes in the hole. I will look at mine tomorrow.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-11-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Charles in SC
I just measured my -7. Mine is 7'2" to the...

I just measured my -7. Mine is 7'2" to the outside of the axle nuts. Tire center to tire center would be about 6" less.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-10-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,626
Posted By Charles in SC
Mine is still in the bag. I never thought about...

Mine is still in the bag. I never thought about putting it in anything else. I use a spoon to get it out of the bag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,154
Posted By Charles in SC
I agree, they are nice looking but I do not see...

I agree, they are nice looking but I do not see them being "winglets".
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,600
Posted By Charles in SC
Some times a drill bit is sharper on one side and...

Some times a drill bit is sharper on one side and drills unevenly. The bits we use on our RVs are so small it is hard to check for this, I just try another drill bit. Another thing that improves hole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,394
Posted By Charles in SC
My guess is that this will be kind of like the...

My guess is that this will be kind of like the IACRA portal which is the way pilot licenses and some other ratings and certifications are handled now. This started a few years ago. I did not use it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,327
Posted By Charles in SC
My panel is .090 so not quite 1/8 but what I did...

My panel is .090 so not quite 1/8 but what I did was to use a punch like the one linked in post #3 but after getting the pilot hole in it I put the panel and punch in a hydraulic press instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,923
Posted By Charles in SC
Battery charger

Does anybody have opinions good or bad about what is the best charger for a 680 type battery?
TIA!
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,881
Posted By Charles in SC
I read an article years ago about this. As I...

I read an article years ago about this. As I remember it one of the reasons for cycling the prop was to change the oil in the hub to prevent deposits from building up. If you want to check the...
Forum: Fiberglass 11-23-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,221
Posted By Charles in SC
I do not know if it is still available but I...

I do not know if it is still available but I bought Sam James dvd and found it very good. I got it from Aircraft Spruce. Then I got some various components and started doing some experimenting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,227
Posted By Charles in SC
It seems to me that 2 sheets of paper with your...

It seems to me that 2 sheets of paper with your endorsements showing currency, flight review and hours written on one of them somewhere could be a logbook. I do not think there is anything requiring...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By Charles in SC
I think mine is nut plates and #6 screws.

I think mine is nut plates and #6 screws.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By Charles in SC
2020 requirements

I was told the eab licensing was going to be a little tougher after the first of the year. Does anyone have a link on this?
Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By Charles in SC
I am a firm believer that things that are easy to...

I am a firm believer that things that are easy to service get serviced more often.
Forum: Tools 11-11-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By Charles in SC
I assume you are asking about yolks for a...

I assume you are asking about yolks for a pneumatic squeezer. You will probably want a hand squeezer and a couple yolks for it as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,129
Posted By Charles in SC
I bought mine from Aircraft Spruce. Mine were a...

I bought mine from Aircraft Spruce. Mine were a lot bigger than 5/8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By Charles in SC
Have you thought about buying into a partnership...

Have you thought about buying into a partnership on a 4 seat plane. If you are mot going to use it much that might be a good way to go.
Forum: Tools 10-15-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By Charles in SC
I am not familiar with the practice kit you are...

I am not familiar with the practice kit you are working on but if you can post a picture you will probably get a lot of ideas. There are a lot of ways to dimple.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,553
Posted By Charles in SC
In these videos it looks like the canopy was...

In these videos it looks like the canopy was removed for the open cockpit portion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the input. After studying the Permatex...

Thanks for the input. After studying the Permatex website some I decided to go with the 567. Pricey stuff by the way!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By Charles in SC
Fuel tank quick drain sealant

What should I put on the threads? My go to stuff is Permatex #2. Is this ok?
Thanks in advance!
Forum: Primers 10-07-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,236
Posted By Charles in SC
I am not sure about the chance of cancer is but I...

I am not sure about the chance of cancer is but I have used both. My take is the phosphate covers a little better but when you study some of the past success with chromate it is pretty impressive. I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,006
Posted By Charles in SC
I am not flying yet but have some experience with...

I am not flying yet but have some experience with these batteries that may be of interest. I have two motorcycles that I have had for over 15 years each. One of them has some electrical draw on it to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By Charles in SC
Yes, this tool will come in handy many times...

Yes, this tool will come in handy many times throughout the build. I use mine a lot to check the thickness of aluminum sheet, I always double check drill bit size before drilling. The size wears off.
Forum: Tools 10-03-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By Charles in SC
I built a kind of a work surface with a hole in...

I built a kind of a work surface with a hole in it so the dimple dies are level with the surface. Surface is carpeted. If you just sit it on the table the sheet of metal will be kind of draped over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,068
Posted By Charles in SC
In case you do not have one, get a micrometer and...

In case you do not have one, get a micrometer and learn to measure them. This skill will come in handy later.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,108
Posted By Charles in SC
I have been thinking about making some for mine....

I have been thinking about making some for mine. I am planning to use the plastic sheet stuff trimmers use for auto door panels. I do not know the trade name for it but it is used in place of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-19-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,318
Posted By Charles in SC
Smile What are all those TV screen looking things?...

What are all those TV screen looking things? Airplane instruments are round.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,881
Posted By Charles in SC
I am in the same boat. My -7 will be going in a...

I am in the same boat. My -7 will be going in a couple of months. I have been a CFI for 36 years and they told me I need a sign off. I do not object to this at all except that it is hard to come up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,579
Posted By Charles in SC
Well this has been turned into quite a...

Well this has been turned into quite a discussion. Back to the original post. I think your CFI needs to review his soft field procedures. What you are doing is the first part of a soft field takeoff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,921
Posted By Charles in SC
My way of answering the cash lowballer folks is...

My way of answering the cash lowballer folks is to say that currently my price is what it is but next year if I have not sold the item that I may consider less but in no case would I consider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,946
Posted By Charles in SC
Maybe a little off topic but I do not know much...

Maybe a little off topic but I do not know much about the all in one glass panels. Do you still get a usable magnetic heading that you can navigate by if you lose GPS signal? I remember some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By Charles in SC
I can text you a picture of this tool if you need...

I can text you a picture of this tool if you need me to.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By Charles in SC
I think I understand your question. Mine are not...

I think I understand your question. Mine are not Skybolt brand but something similar. What I did was to buy a precision piloted hole saw with a 1/8 pilot. I got mine from Travers tool. They have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By Charles in SC
I have moved a lot of Cessna 152s that way.

I have moved a lot of Cessna 152s that way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,571
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a couple of quarts of Phillips xc I bought...

I have a couple of quarts of Phillips xc I bought in 1992. Should I worry about using it before it gets old. Back then nobody ever thought about it getting old. Maybe it is a recent thing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,175
Posted By Charles in SC
There will not be near as many remarks later in...

There will not be near as many remarks later in the plans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the comments, I did put a reenforcing...

Thanks for the comments, I did put a reenforcing doubler strip on the joint after gluing. I am undecided about what to use for clamps. I do not like the worm drive hose clamps because they can cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks, that is what I was thinking.

Thanks, that is what I was thinking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By Charles in SC
James cowl wetsuit boot question

Fabric in or out or did you use something else?
Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,940
Posted By Charles in SC
I looked at the pictures 3 times and the only...

I looked at the pictures 3 times and the only primer I see is in the picture with the circuit breakers and on the on the elevator push tube. It looks like green something. My -7 QB kit is from 2006 I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the info Tom, I will look into that...

Thanks for the info Tom, I will look into that stuff.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,567
Posted By Charles in SC
There seem to be a lot of opinions here. I...

There seem to be a lot of opinions here. I thought I would post what I did. Mine is a quickbuild so I did not build the whole wing. It was winter when I was putting my skin on. I could not get the...
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