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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By n567vb
It's not uncommon to get a small crack in the...

It's not uncommon to get a small crack in the flare on the tube under the nut. Could cause a small occasional leak under the right conditions.

Vince
RV-7
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By n567vb
FYI- I got this from AFS today: Only the Non-S...

FYI- I got this from AFS today:

Only the Non-S has the replaceable clock battery. The AF-4500 does have a soldered in battery but it was made obsolete with software so no replacement is required.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By n567vb
That's the back up batteries. This is the clock...

That's the back up batteries. This is the clock battery I'm looking for. Back ups are the lithiom Ion, the clock battery is just a small coin cell battery.

If you have some access to the back of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By n567vb
AFS clock Battery

Has anyone replaced the coin cell clock battery in an Advanced AFS-4500?There's a cover plate for what seemingly would be to access the coin cell battery, but the battery isn't accesseable by it. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By n567vb
I know what Rob will tell you: are you running...

I know what Rob will tell you: are you running the latest SW? There's a new release just out.[/QUOTE]

Yes, I have the latest SW. The -4500's haven't had an update in years!
After reading the link, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By n567vb
AFS EFIS won't shut down, restarts

Iíve sending off to see what AFS thinks, but wondering if anyone here has seen before.

When I shut down the plane, my AFS-4500 EFIS when through the normal shut down procedure, but when it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,276
Posted By n567vb
Ditto the grounds. Don't rely just on the...

Ditto the grounds. Don't rely just on the manifold block for a ground connection. After flying a few years, I started getting funky reading as well once. Installed a dedicated ground and fixed this...
Forum: Propellers 02-17-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By n567vb
I tried the ez out, but it wasn't working. I'm...

I tried the ez out, but it wasn't working. I'm going to try one more time with some penetrating oil to see if that helps. I worried that the head snapped off because the threads were bad which is...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By n567vb
Head of Zerk fitting snapped off from prop hub

I was doing the annual propeller maintenance today. I removed the zerk fitting to add more grease. While removing, the head of the zerk separated from the threaded portion of the zerk. Now I have the...
Forum: Midwest 12-23-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By n567vb
So exactly how many cases of beer will fit in the...

So exactly how many cases of beer will fit in the -9A?

By the way, we have family in Boscobel, so we fly into there all the time. Nice place.

Vince Bastiani
RV-7
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,257
Posted By n567vb
The thing that got me was trying to request the...

The thing that got me was trying to request the report right after landing. I got a failed to generate. I resubmitted a several hours later and then it found the flight.

Vince
RV-7
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-17-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,615
Posted By n567vb
Questions on staking and Lapping a valve

I have a intake valve that seems to have some gunk under the valve which is causing a low compression (50/80). I ran it for about 10 hours and got the same thing. However, I could never get the temps...
Forum: COMM 05-10-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By n567vb
I considered precip static, but wouldn't that...

I considered precip static, but wouldn't that affect all communications, not just transmissions? I was able to received ATC just fine
Forum: COMM 05-08-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By n567vb
Ice on Antenna causing transmission lost?

Hi

I recently had a transmission issue with my comm radio while IMC. Based on the following, I'm guessing it was just ice on the comm antenna? Any other thoughts on what it could be?

RV-7, flying...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-18-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,281
Posted By n567vb
Nice. Where's your aileron trim...

Nice. Where's your aileron trim control?

Vince
RV-7
Forum: Painting your RV 11-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By n567vb
These guys will know. They do mostly Cirrus's and...

These guys will know. They do mostly Cirrus's and many of the people there used to work there. They did my paint and came out great!

http://www.midwestaircraftrefinishing.com/

Thanks
Vince
RV-7
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-17-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,194
Posted By n567vb
We stayed at the same B&B, Nice place, and right...

We stayed at the same B&B, Nice place, and right on the harbor. We were in the room next to yours.

Vince
RV-7
N567VB
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,489
Posted By n567vb
These strip even more than the phillips. Ask me...

These strip even more than the phillips. Ask me how I know. I did both wing tips with these and i get a few stripping every time I remove the tips. I've been switching back to Phillips as these...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By n567vb
IFR with KLN89B and AFS-4500

I recently installed a KLN89B to my panel as part of an upgrade to take my RV-7 from VFR to IFR capable.

When I am on an GPS RNAV approach, I see on my AFS-4500 that it is switching from Terminal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,490
Posted By n567vb
My right seat is usually open for any of the...

My right seat is usually open for any of the usual breakfast runs.

Vince Bastiani
RV-7
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,635
Posted By n567vb
KNL89B with AFS-4500?

I have an oppty to buy a KLN89B to help get me a step closer to an IFR panel. I currently have a AFS-4500 and trutrak Autopilot. Does anyone else already have this setup? Will the KLN89B be able to...
Forum: Midwest 06-30-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By n567vb
Exactly what I'm worried about! If I come, it'll...

Exactly what I'm worried about! If I come, it'll storm, if I stay, you'll have beautiful weather all weekend long.

Thanks
Vince
Forum: Midwest 06-29-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By n567vb
Hanger in Wichita

I'm supposed to visit family in Wichita this weekend, but the forecast of occasional storm/thunderstorm all weekend long has me a little worried about leaving the plane out on the tarmac all weekend....
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-10-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,157
Posted By n567vb
I'm going to buy him a bucket... Vince...

I'm going to buy him a bucket...

Vince Bastiani
RV-7
Forum: Virtual Hangar 10-10-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,679
Posted By n567vb
Photo

So I decided to google my N number too. Found a guy who took my pic at Oshkosh in different years. One with no paint, one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,614
Posted By n567vb
I liked the part when the Debonair had to ask...

I liked the part when the Debonair had to ask Steve in his RV-7 to slow down so he could catch up to him!:)http://www.vansairforce.com/community/images/smilies/smile.gif

Vince
RV-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,804
Posted By n567vb
I've stayed overnight at KAAO a couple times a...

I've stayed overnight at KAAO a couple times a year. Gas is spendy, but no tie down fees and nice FBO. Just make sure you land at the right airport! There are 4 of them all around and all aligned in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,432
Posted By n567vb
Well, I let Brad start in my 6...

Well, I let Brad start in my 6 anyways...

Vince
RV-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,549
Posted By n567vb
Teach her to fly and then buy two RV-7's. Then...

Teach her to fly and then buy two RV-7's. Then you'll have 4 seats!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 954
Posted By n567vb
Found it, IE 411L Vince

Found it, IE 411L

Vince
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 954
Posted By n567vb
Fuel pressure transducer p/n

Anyone know the part number for the fuel pressure transducer (mfg's part or Van's part)? I want to reorder one from Van's, but can't find on their website.

Vince
RV-7
Forum: Safety 03-28-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,280
Posted By n567vb
If I read correctly, the part numbers called out...

If I read correctly, the part numbers called out were all 50 Amp breakers. I know I don't have any of those! (the -50 at the end is calling out the amp value)

Vince
RV-7
Forum: GPS 03-05-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,651
Posted By n567vb
Thanks. Resetting the location services did the...

Thanks.

Resetting the location services did the trick!

Vince
Forum: GPS 03-04-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,651
Posted By n567vb
Hi I have the exact same problem, with the same...

Hi

I have the exact same problem, with the same equipment. However, I tried closing out all programs, but it doesn't fix the problem. Any other ideas?

Vince
Rv-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,781
Posted By n567vb
Base coat and clear coat. Used the same type...

Base coat and clear coat. Used the same type paint that is used on Cirrus's.

Vince
RV-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,781
Posted By n567vb
He just told me they are booked to July...

He just told me they are booked to July now.

Vince
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,781
Posted By n567vb
I hope you don't mind. I know someone else who...

I hope you don't mind. I know someone else who said they wanted to copy mine/ours too!

Vince
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,781
Posted By n567vb
New Paint Job

Hi,

Introducing the finally officially completed plane! I flew for almost two years before getting it painted, and proud to finally say it's done. Paint was done by Midwest Aircraft Refinishers in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,389
Posted By n567vb
I'm guessing someone might notice if someone...

I'm guessing someone might notice if someone walked up and starting smashing your plane up. If it's not locked, someone could just walk up, open the canopy and help themselves and no one would say or...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-21-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,198
Posted By n567vb
Midwest Aircraft Refinishing

Hi,

Anyone have any experience using Midwest Aircraft Rehinishing in Hibbing, MN?
I'm thinking of using them to paint my RV-7 and curious if there are and good/bad experiences out there...

Vince...
Forum: ADS-B 07-17-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,649
Posted By n567vb
AFS?

So how about if I'm using my Aera 500 to provide GPS to my AFS 4500, can it also pass along the weather and traffic info to my AFS screens with the new garmin adsb? That would be awesome!

Vince
RV-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,159
Posted By n567vb
Wanna race tonight?;)[/QUOTE] I'm in!

Wanna race tonight?;)[/QUOTE]

I'm in!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,651
Posted By n567vb
I've seen one person use an right angle fitting...

I've seen one person use an right angle fitting to avoid having to make the bend in the tube (specifically by the fuselage wall where the tube turns away from the spar).

Critics will say that's one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,452
Posted By n567vb
I asked once and was told the change in rates...

I asked once and was told the change in rates year over year are more based on how much was paid out versus collected, and not so much how many more hours you have accumalated from the previous year....
Forum: Primers 01-09-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,867
Posted By n567vb
Walmart carries it for under $5

Walmart carries it for under $5
Forum: Midwest 09-20-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By n567vb
Talk to Brad, he just did the exact same trip...

Talk to Brad, he just did the exact same trip last Sunday with his kids...

Vince
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-18-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By n567vb
For my transition training, I glued several...

For my transition training, I glued several layers of cardboard to the bottom of some old shoes. It gave me and extra 1.5 to better reach the pedals.

Vince
RV-7
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-07-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By n567vb
Cut a short pc of plastic tubing and pass the...

Cut a short pc of plastic tubing and pass the wire through the tube where it would come in contact with the Fuel pick up line. You can then secure the tubing to the fuel pickup line.

Vince
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,017
Posted By n567vb
Cutting hoses cleanly

Hi,

Aerosport power gave me an assembled fuel hose with my engine. It is too long, but I was thinking I could make two hoses out of one bycutting it half.

This hose appears to be Aeroquip 666 hose...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-06-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,531
Posted By n567vb
stop by the hanger, Brad or I probably...

stop by the hanger, Brad or I probably have...

Vince Bastiani
Forum: GPS 01-22-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By n567vb
I have the aera 500. I'm still building, but it...

I have the aera 500. I'm still building, but it looks like panel dock won't be necessary. The 500 attaches to a yoke mount with a C clamp, very similiar to how most Automotive GPS's mount to in your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,255
Posted By n567vb
Cool. So you didn't need a spacer between the air...

Cool. So you didn't need a spacer between the air box and the throttle body? I've been reading many people have needed to lower the airbox to get it to line up with the cowling inlet. Did you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,255
Posted By n567vb
Hi Don, I installed my mixture cable the exact...

Hi Don,

I installed my mixture cable the exact same way you did. I even have the same throttle body and my engine is the same color! :-).

Did you have any issue with the cowling and the airbox? I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,255
Posted By n567vb
Bob Stop by the hanger, I used a 10 inch socket...

Bob

Stop by the hanger, I used a 10 inch socket extension and it worked fine on my vetterman. you can borrow it.

Vince
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,081
Posted By n567vb
LED Beacon light in place of LED Strobes?

So I already built homemade LED nav lights and didn't see an LED Strobe only option at Oshkosh. I was thinking of using a LED Beacon light on the tail in lieu of LED strobes. Has anyone else done...
Forum: Tools 06-19-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,748
Posted By n567vb
Did you ask WIP? They may have one you could...

Did you ask WIP? They may have one you could borrow. I bet that spin training instructor at the end of Bravo with the tri pacer might have one. Someone on the field must have one you could borrow if...
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,342
Posted By n567vb
FYI - For the therma conducting glue, the exact...

FYI -

For the therma conducting glue, the exact same stuff can also be found at Radio Shack.

Vince
RV-7
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,254
Posted By n567vb
I get mine from Walmart at just under $5 a can....

I get mine from Walmart at just under $5 a can. Same stuff I was buying at NAPA before for $8

Vince
RV-7
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 913
Posted By n567vb
Tooling hole in Canopy aft canopy hole frame

Hi,

There is a tooling hole in the W-631A aft canopy frame channel which rivets to the WD-725 side weldment. There is two holes that are opened up for a AN3 bolt that secures the canopy lug to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By n567vb
Welded wrong

I just got another email from Van's. They must have done a little more digging. They figured out that they shipped some parts out that were welded wrong. They will replaced free of charge. If you are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By n567vb
FYI- This was Van's reply to my...

FYI- This was Van's reply to my inquiry...

First, compare the left and right side weldments to see if they are the same
length. If the right side is clearly shorter than the left side, then that's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By n567vb
canopy side weldment fit question

I'm working on fitting the canopy side weldment (WD-725) for a tip up, but I have a gap at one end where it meets the aft channel ribs (W-631A) that is too large to close by just clamping. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2008, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,309
Posted By n567vb
Rising fuel prices: 160 hp or 180 hp?

I'll be picking an engine soon. I thought it would be interesting to hear people's comments:

If you were building again, considering the rising price of fuel, would you consider going with 160 hp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 20,828
Posted By n567vb
Thanks for the help. The screw I was talking...

Thanks for the help. The screw I was talking about secures the roll bar to the angles that are bolted into the bulkhead. I'm not ready to put the Canopy on yet!!!

I knew there had to be some charts...
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