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Forum: Midwest 08-01-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,499
Posted By andyrv
Interruption appreciated

"Andyrv, sorry I interrupted your briefing. Glad you could use the wristband and thanks for helping “pay it forward “ with the other one.


Thanks for the...
Forum: Midwest 07-29-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,499
Posted By andyrv
A great 24 hours at KOSH!

2 hours and 20 Minutes from KLXT (Lee's Summit, MO) to KOSH on Wednesday morning. Landed on the Green Dot around 10:30 or so with 2 miles open ahead of me and 2 miles open behind me at Ripon. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By andyrv
Flight training around Nashville

This past weekend I had someone asking about my RV and all the cool things we do with it. Turns out he is interested in flying but no experience.

Anyone have recommendations on where to send him...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,004
Posted By andyrv

To get the benefits of GPS (filing direct, etc.) on an IFR flight plan (even enroute) you have to file /G and filing /G means that you have the FAA approved equipment to fly the plan you filed. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,846
Posted By andyrv
Netgear LB1120

The Netgear LB1120 is a 4G LTE modem. Insert a sim card (I have used both Verizon and T-Mobile) and it provides an Ethernet interface out. The LB1120 has it's own built-in DHCP server/router so all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,438
Posted By andyrv
Fly it for a while

If you search the archives here you will see a lot of suggestions on brake noise. I have flex lines. I grind an angle on the front edge of the pads and also us an automotive type barrier (Autozone)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,711
Posted By andyrv
Got a little lucky

Hit Ripon between 11:30 and 12:00. Only a couple of airplanes holding over the lake. One trip around the lake and then to Fiske for 36L. HBC must be getting somewhat full as I had to cross the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By andyrv
Planning ahead

Hi Mel. You performed my original inspection on N734CA airplane at Aero Country several years ago (2008).

Just planning ahead and wanted to see if anyone had done the overhaul on this specific...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By andyrv
~2006 Superior Engine & Overhaul

Getting close to 1600 hours on my roller cam Superior XP IO-360 built around 2006 with the original Superior Roller Lifters (no longer available).

Anybody out there go through an overhaul/case...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,624
Posted By andyrv

I was going to try the Avionics Lab at Higginsville (KHIG) not far from KLXT. They did a good job on a light sport (VFR only) for me for $100 but they probably don't know much about the Garmin or...
Forum: GPS 03-30-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 98,507
Posted By andyrv

From Garmin Website:


GDL 82
GDL 88/88D
Forum: GPS 03-29-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 98,507
Posted By andyrv
Database prices

$299 Nav Database is what you need for IFR/VFR flying.

$449 Navigator Bundle is Nav Database plus obstacles, safe taxi and terrain.

$649 One pack gives you some savings if you have multiple Garmin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,604
Posted By andyrv
DME substitute

You need a GPS system that is an IFR Certified Navigator to be able to substitute GPS for DME for any approaches that require DME.

Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,050
Posted By andyrv
Great Panel!

I have a functionally similar panel in m 7A (except no remote devices and dual G3X Touch displays). That is exactly how I would build an 8.
It is at a minimum very convenient (and safer) to have two...
Forum: Florida (North) 02-13-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,349
Posted By andyrv
NW Florida

One of my favorite areas to fly. Crestview is GA friendly and probably easier on the fees/prices but I haven't been in there in a couple of years. I don't think Eglin has a GA FBO.

I really like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,283
Posted By andyrv
Add automation in there too along with integration

I file my IFR flight plans on Garmin Pilot because it is easy and automated. A lot of my IFR flights are Direct but in the case that I get more than a couple of waypoints back from the ATC computer...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 01-31-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By andyrv


I think it depends on if you are trying to just pass the written test or if you are looking for a good course to learn a lot about actual instrument flying methods and procedures before you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,917
Posted By andyrv

Might want to go direct to MYEF from KPMP.

The reason I mention this is that you will likely pay a $50 customs fee (unless things have changed) just to enter the Bahamas. If you go to Nassau and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By andyrv
Packing tape

We used a small piece of clear packing tape when setting flush rivets with the gun. Just get a 3 or 4" piece and fold back about 1/2" for a handle and use it on many rivets. Keeps the skin nice and...
Forum: Autopilots 12-06-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By andyrv


It is nice to be able to pre-select the next altitude while flying IFR. There are a couple of places on an approach where it can help you stay ahead.

1) Once you are on altitude for...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-24-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,910
Posted By andyrv


Some hangars listed on the website:

You can also join the Aero Country Airport Facebook group and ask there.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,660
Posted By andyrv

+1 for Steinair. 9 years - 1500 hours still work like new.

Forum: GPS 10-26-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By andyrv
Serial Data


You will need TX1 Data Out (blue wire) or TX2 Data out (orange wire) from the Aera 660 wiring harness connected to pin 17. Both units will probably need to be connected to a common ground...
Forum: Southeast 10-26-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,727
Posted By andyrv
MO00 Tomorrow

There is a lunch fly-in tomorrow at MO00 on Table Rock Lake. Forecast is 71 degrees, sunny and light winds. Are you coming over Bud? It's 11-2 with chili for lunch. I'll be out there for a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,561
Posted By andyrv
Solder sleeve with integral pigtail

Take a look at Steinair. He has the solder sleeves in different sizes for shielded wire with the pigtail already built-in to the the sleeve (also without the pigtail).

They work very well to...
Forum: GPS 10-09-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,924
Posted By andyrv

That depends on where you want the information to display. If you use the GTN 90% of the time and you want terrain, obstacles, etc on the GTN 625 screen then you need the GTN bundle.

Similar to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,190
Posted By andyrv
Hours between oil changes

How many hours are you going between oil and filter changes?

Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,164
Posted By andyrv
Why not start an AMT log?

The nature of building an airplane at the airport and helping friends does help build a good bit of time that could be useful in the future. During my build time I helped friends build an F1 Rocket...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-22-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,227
Posted By andyrv
US Database

Looks like you can save $50 by getting full IFR/VFR charts and databases for the US for $149.

US Database Bundle - G3X Touch 460 - $149.95 USD
View Coverage Details
Includes Navigation Data,...
Forum: Autopilots 09-15-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,581
Posted By andyrv
Direct Connection First

I would suggest getting the GTN 650 connected directly to the autopilot working first so you know those 2 are working together nicely and then move back to putting the EFIS in the loop.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,286
Posted By andyrv

Just press and hold the Menu button (you will get a message that the shot has been taken) and the picture is stored on the SD card.

Forum: Tools 08-26-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By andyrv

Aircraft Spruce lists the Avery Pop Rivet Dimplers:

AVERY POP RIVET DIMPLER 3/32" 12-00613 $23.50
AVERY POP RIVET DIMPLER 1/8" 12-00614 $24.50

Forum: Midwest 08-20-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,500
Posted By andyrv
Ken, I have a place about a mile from there and...


I have a place about a mile from there and fly over it every week or two. PM me and I'll try to answer any questions. I have never done a low approach there but the North end of the runway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,681
Posted By andyrv
Only 2 days this year

Got back to KC Thursday morning just in time for a little (much needed) rain. We only had 2 days available this year but made the most of it.

2.5 hours from KLXT to KOSH Tuesday morning (7/24). ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,043
Posted By andyrv
ATS Tool

I have the $69 Aircraft Tool Supply piston pin removal tool. It has worked great so far and you don't put any side load on the rod & bearings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,109
Posted By andyrv
Talk to Aircraft Spruce

Found this online:

"Aircraft Spruce customers can place their orders online or by phone and pick them up at the company?s exhibit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

Orders placed by noon (EST) Monday,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By andyrv
Good Info


Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,783
Posted By andyrv
VFR Transponder Certification - Kansas

Anyone have a contact for Transponder Certification test in KC area or Wichita, KS?

Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-18-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,318
Posted By andyrv
Take the Beach Route!

Take the online training mentioned above. (Put coordinates for White Point and Field 2 into your GPS for situational awareness in case of poor visibility).

You can get flight following and go to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,952
Posted By andyrv
A little different way to look at it

Some of the descriptions are a little confusing so here is Andy's version.

Approach Chart/Plate:
You need to be able to look at a current Approach Chart/Plate to be able to brief & fly the approach....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-16-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By andyrv
Legal statements from GRT

From GRT's webpage:

"These approaches are legal to use in VFR conditions for instrument instruction and currency. FAR 91.3 allows their use in an emergency."

"We make no claim regarding the...
Forum: Florida (North) 02-13-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,559
Posted By andyrv
KDTS notes

Traffic situation is much, much better and safer with the control tower operating at KDTS. I agree with Mark that it was really dangerous before.

Fuel - For just a couple of nights it is much...
Forum: Florida (North) 02-13-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,559
Posted By andyrv

Take a look at the online training course from FAA for Eglin VFR Corridor (link below). Destin just got a control tower within the last year but I'm not sure if they updated the Eglin course with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,420
Posted By andyrv

Get a furniture dolly with good wheels. Then head to the junk yard and get a comfortable reclining drivers seat out of a car and attach it to the dolly. Someone had a setup like this in the hangar...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,776
Posted By andyrv
Locktite here too.

Had a similar leak but either not as bad or got lucky and caught it sooner. Used the vacuum and wicking locktite. No more leaks in last 500 hours.

Mine was only the bolt at the lifting ring. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 03:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,276
Posted By andyrv


I had a lifter issue that would make my #1 cylinder go cold very quickly at higher engine power/rpm. Unfortunately we didn't get much data since the lifter locked up before we could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,814
Posted By andyrv
Whisperlite Universal

I have the MSR Whisperlite Universal. It comes with both options to use canisters or liquid fuel. Just takes just a couple of minutes to change out the jet.

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,756
Posted By andyrv

I put a Helicoil in mine almost 2 years ago and still good today. If I recall correctly I was able to do this repair on the airplane with the wheel in place.

I have this item in my Amazon history...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,436
Posted By andyrv
Cessna/King Interactive


Looks like you have a Cessna Pilot Center with a Redbird AATD at Orlando Downtown airport.

The interactive Cessna Pilot Center/King course is much better than the old videos that were used...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,953
Posted By andyrv
Filter housing

Check your air filter housing to make sure there are no issues there such as partial blockage, broken alternate air device, etc.
Forum: Safety 02-26-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,695
Posted By andyrv
Walt, Congratulations on getting it done! Andy...


Congratulations on getting it done!

Andy Cobb
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,143
Posted By andyrv

I don't have any knowledge on the 14 but the rudder on my 7A cracked at about 150 hours.

This were quite a few stories about this on VAF. The cracks occur on the front end of the lower stiffeners...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,190
Posted By andyrv
Staniel Cay Yacht Club

Looks like only 30-40 minutes to Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Fly towards MYEN and the flight down the chain of islands to get there will be incredible. Try the BLT for lunch.

Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,671
Posted By andyrv
Bahamas on short notice

Got a little bored on New Years Eve (Sunday night) in Kansas City and the temperature forecast was freezing or below for the next week so we decided to plan a trip to the Bahamas. It's a little hard...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 47,592
Posted By andyrv
Lycoming Instructions for Oil Seal

Here is a link to download the PDF instructions directly from Lycoming.

Dow 737 was hard to find in stock in DFW area but a call to MSC...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 47,592
Posted By andyrv
Seal Tool

My front seal started leaking in my Superior XP engine at about 300 hours. I replaced it and no more leaks so far at 1100 hours.

Lycoming sells a seal tool to help install the one-piece seals but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,970
Posted By andyrv
Use on-screen dimmer

I didn't use a dimmer switch on my G3X displays. Press menu twice and set brightness on the touch screen. I believe my second screen just follows what I set on the main screen in front of me.

Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,682
Posted By andyrv

Snapon makes a really nice and expensive 1/4 universal/wobble socket (6 point) that works well. Instead of paying big bucks for a set I was able to find a couple of sizes that work on the exhaust...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,467
Posted By andyrv
Side benefit of Garmin G3X

I got my instrument rating last year. I was not set up correctly in my 7A at the time so I used a Cessna 172 w/G1000. Before getting in the airplane I did the maximum number of IFR training hours...
Forum: COMM 05-25-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By andyrv


Both mics probably go into the intercom and the intercom handles putting the correct mic audio into the SL40 on a single mic audio line (mic 1?).

Take a look at your wiring diagram. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,869
Posted By andyrv
My suitcase does not reduce flight risk either...

My suitcase does not reduce flight risk either but I need my clothes at the destination. If I carry weapons it's because I need them at my destination whether that be for protection, sport shooting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-15-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,774
Posted By andyrv
Power Up?


Are you leaving the airplane stationary when you power up the TT autopilot?

I haven't flown one in quite a while but I remember that the Vizion had about a 20 second boot-up time when you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,070
Posted By andyrv
Check the input stud

Make sure the nut on the input stud is tight. I have had one of those get loose in flight and cause intermittent power readings.

Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,076
Posted By andyrv
Garmin radios

If all you are worried about is having access to the radios if you lose the EFIS then put in a Garmin panel mount radio and transponder. You'll have manual access and not have to worry about the...
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