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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By RV7A Flyer
They'd only be independent if you had a valve...

They'd only be independent if you had a valve between them to select either one or the other (but not both).

Why? Are you considering doing this?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-13-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'd be wondering why it happened in the first...

I'd be wondering why it happened in the first place...will that bracket be misaligned later on for attaching to something else?
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-13-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 919
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Your title is "GPS driven compass", implying that...

Your title is "GPS driven compass", implying that somehow GPS would "drive" a compass.

The "direction you are moving" is your course, and as noted, any cheap GPS can provide that (it's simply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,174
Posted By RV7A Flyer
:) Actually, they mostly use "Skyhawk" or...

:) Actually, they mostly use "Skyhawk" or "Cherokee" or "Bonanza", etc. Thus, I use "RV 123AB".

WRT all the hand-wringing over announcing your RV as an experimental (but only to a tower, not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,174
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Alrighty then...for the new folks... I have been...

Alrighty then...for the new folks...

I have been flying my -7A since 2012, and have *never* announced to any tower that I was an experimental. And not once have any of them mentioned it.

YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,174
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This again? :)

This again? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By RV7A Flyer
BTW, this is correct...Vno to Vne for the...

BTW, this



is correct...Vno to Vne for the yellow arc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And THAT'S what happens when you don't follow...

And THAT'S what happens when you don't follow standards and conventions...Van's used a term that is well-known to a large number of pilots and gave it a new (their own) meaning, thus causing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,984
Posted By RV7A Flyer
OK, I'm confused, too...so a business owns the...

OK, I'm confused, too...so a business owns the plane, got that. But then how is it used for business purposes, and not personal, and that not a "commercial activity"?

I have no interest in doing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,984
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It took the murder of a young actress by an...

It took the murder of a young actress by an obsessed "fan" who got her home address from DMV to change that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver%27s_Privacy_Protection_Act

Hardly likely the FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I would totally buy a set of those!

I would totally buy a set of those!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,238
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ah, but there ARE rules for adjectives, and in...

Ah, but there ARE rules for adjectives, and in simplest form, they go like this:

opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose

followed by the thing being modified.

So, "beat-up #10...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,164
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Do you have more info on these BT sensors? I'd...

Do you have more info on these BT sensors? I'd like to try something like that instead of relying on eyeballs for most flights and removing the front of the wheel pants to check pressures every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,972
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So this has been mentioned before, but just to...

So this has been mentioned before, but just to throw it out there again...I (and others) have had pretty bad luck with the Dynon converters, as they use only a tiny portion of the available 0-5V...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Technically, usually a millisecond cycle slip by...

Technically, usually a millisecond cycle slip by the GPS receiver...1 ms is 300,000m. Saw it many times when developing GPS hardware...sudden jumps of 300km in horizontal position, then back in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,972
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's OP-7. I can send you the file.

It's OP-7. I can send you the file.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,066
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Must be from Lucas Electronics. :)

Must be from Lucas Electronics. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Too bad those titanium bolts and nuts are about...

Too bad those titanium bolts and nuts are about as expensive as gold :).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's exactly what I needed to know! Thanks,...

That's exactly what I needed to know! Thanks, Paul! You tha man!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Prop balance hardware

Quick question...we're planning a prop balancing session with a group of RVs here on the field this coming weekend, and need to make sure we have sufficient hardware for about 6 planes. Anybody have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yep...the OP writes: and as noted above, he...

Yep...the OP writes:



and as noted above, he logged 14 hours in the Night category. However, the regulation in question relates to



and says only that said person
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Are you sure about what he's doing? (from the...

Are you sure about what he's doing?

(from the other thread)

That looks to me like he's *logging* 14 hours of night flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Hang on a second. The regulation says: So...

Hang on a second. The regulation says:



So first of all, you only get to count the ones *after* the 20th one (not all of them including nos. 1-20) as a substitute for 1 hour of the flight time...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You have to change the EMS sensor mapping to the...

You have to change the EMS sensor mapping to the correct transducer. Instructions on how to do this are in the Installation Manual.

Also here:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,320
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Take *any* car into Mexico...when I was in...

Take *any* car into Mexico...when I was in college, we used to just factor in the 20 bucks to "tip" the federales at the border when we drove to Rocky Point.

Given the fun we had on spring breaks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,662
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It's too late now for the OP, but the first thing...

It's too late now for the OP, but the first thing I do with any important paperwork of any kind is to make a copy of it, print out the copy and store that with other important documents, and keep a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,320
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The funny part is...they may actually BE corrupt...

The funny part is...they may actually BE corrupt and it might actually BE a kickback, but being an American doesn't help you avoid it one bit, because, hey, you're not *in* the USA. LOL!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The Parts Manual is your friend...make sure you...

The Parts Manual is your friend...make sure you get one now.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,238
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Do you have the instruction and maintenance...

Do you have the instruction and maintenance manuals for your FI system? If not, you should start there...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-28-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You need a parts manual for that engine, but...

You need a parts manual for that engine, but looking at the one I have, I think that's an LW-12892 Rocker shaft, thrust...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-28-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By RV7A Flyer
While we're on the topic...if it turns out pretty...

While we're on the topic...if it turns out pretty much any old wifi adapter will work...what about the video input dongle? Anybody have any luck with a non-Dynon (read, pricey) video adapter?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,458
Posted By RV7A Flyer
"Oh, ho, ho, irony! Oh, no, no, we don't get that...

"Oh, ho, ho, irony! Oh, no, no, we don't get that here. See, uh, people ski topless here while smoking dope, so irony's not really a, a high priority. We haven't had any irony here since about, uh,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Same here. If, God forbid, I ever have to pull...

Same here. If, God forbid, I ever have to pull the wings off, I figure I'll just depin any connectors at the devices and pull the wires, then run them through the conduits again. They went in once,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Nope. The older style has two small pins that...

Nope. The older style has two small pins that extend out of the sides at the business end, and are used to engage and turn the receptacle to adjust its height.

It seems that someone with a decent...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By RV7A Flyer
p. 12-6 of the Installation Manual Then, there's...

p. 12-6 of the Installation Manual

Then, there's a separate document entitled, unsurprisingly, "Installing a Spinner on a Constant Speed Propeller". But you've pretty much done everything it says...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This should have been your first clue that you...

This should have been your first clue that you were going a bit astray:



A constant-speed prop doesn't use an S-605 mount plate. It uses an S-603.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If it fits the front and rear bulkheads snugly,...

If it fits the front and rear bulkheads snugly, and it fits straight (check with a dial indicator while turning the engine), then just fit it temporarily (as described above...yeah, you'll have to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-22-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By RV7A Flyer
To clarify...ignoring the length of the thing,...

To clarify...ignoring the length of the thing, are you saying that you can't get it to snugly fit both foreward and aft bulkheads at the same time (again *ignoring* any "extra" spinner or overhang on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Do yourself a favor...ditch the VDOs and spend an...

Do yourself a favor...ditch the VDOs and spend an afternoon running one more wire for power. I went through a handful of VDOs before Dynon started selling the Kavlicos, switched over and have had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By RV7A Flyer
From my CI checklist (I'd be happy to send you a...

From my CI checklist (I'd be happy to send you a copy of it if you'd like).It's in a Word file, and gets updated with specific dates, hours, and new info every year prior to starting the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,226
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have the K-Sun Bee3, and it works great, on...

I have the K-Sun Bee3, and it works great, on tubing down to 1/8". I have no idea what I paid for it (like all things, if you buy decent equipment/tools, you'll never remember what they cost, down...
Forum: GPS 02-19-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,996
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Interesting. Do they do multiple LSQs on sets of...

Interesting. Do they do multiple LSQs on sets of 4+ sats (or perhaps all combinations of n-1 satellites available) and then some sort of averaging of the results (or choose the solution with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-19-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Or just remember your Monty Python: "One. Two....

Or just remember your Monty Python:
"One. Two. Five."
"THREE, sire!"
"Three!"
Forum: GPS 02-19-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,996
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yep...my 430W does the same thing when I go...

Yep...my 430W does the same thing when I go upside down, BUT the Dynon seems to chug right on through it (at least, if it loses lock, it recovers it so quickly it's never noticed or alarmed).
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,996
Posted By RV7A Flyer
When you guys say "dropouts", do you mean loss of...

When you guys say "dropouts", do you mean loss of all signals? Or degradation of position accuracy? The raw GPS position calculation only needs 4 satellites to get XYZt. I suppose maybe the...
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,996
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If it works, it works, but it seems like a really...

If it works, it works, but it seems like a really big chunk of sky would be masked by the aft top skin, rear bulkhead, and a bit of the sides where the skins curve downwards. Which antenna? The...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-18-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And ditch the insulated tongue-and-spade...

And ditch the insulated tongue-and-spade connectors that the probes usually come with, replace with the Omega mini-connectors. Designed for thermocouple wires. Changed mine out a while back and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,129
Posted By RV7A Flyer
All sorts of crazy things happen at...

All sorts of crazy things happen at fly-ins...just do a search here for some of the egregious things that parents have let kids do around airplanes (not to mention the usual buffoonery that happens...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,932
Posted By RV7A Flyer
"You've just spent all your money on airplane...

"You've just spent all your money on airplane stuff, and now you've run out of beer. What will you do? What will you do?" :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,932
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Same here. Very satisfied with it. Little...

Same here. Very satisfied with it. Little sucker is accurate enough to read the ambient CO in the air in L.A. (verified by SCAQMD data) at just single-digit PPMs. And, since it's integrated into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,132
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, apparently for the OP, no hangar means no...

Well, apparently for the OP, no hangar means no airplane, so why not go down swinging?

Best would be to get the FAA to do the swinging for you, if you can, of course. Or your Congressperson.

All...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,132
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think in a limited sense, there is. If a...

I think in a limited sense, there is. If a hangar is being used for non-aeronautical use, and you have an aeronautical use for it, and the airport took federal money within the last 25 years (IIRC),...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yes. Again, in the...

Yes. Again, in the manuals:

https://precisionairmotive.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/15-338e.pdf

p. 802 Section 8.1 E:

(emphasis added)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By RV7A Flyer
BTW, did anyone note the following on this SI? ...

BTW, did anyone note the following on this SI?

(Emphasis added)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Anybody ever read the manuals? (emphases...

Anybody ever read the manuals?

(emphases added)

Precision Airmotive
Installation and Detail Specifications for the Silver Hawk EX-5VA1 Servo Kit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By RV7A Flyer
They still have to be *pressure tested* every 5...

They still have to be *pressure tested* every 5 years, no matter how they're filled.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-16-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By RV7A Flyer
From the Precision Airmotive manual for the...

From the Precision Airmotive manual for the EX-5VA1 FI system (I can't seem to copy and paste this, so here goes), p. 6 "Nozzle" details:

NOTES:
1) Install 1/8-27 NPT side of nozzle install into...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And you're sure they didn't already put...

And you're sure they didn't already put preservative oil in it? Be a shame to undo that if they did, just to repeat the process...
Forum: Safety 02-15-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,726
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Everything you ever wanted to know about...

Everything you ever wanted to know about MEK:

https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/tp29.pdf

If I'm reading this right, unless you're exposed to it for considerable lengths of time at pretty high...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-15-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's a huge amount of unusable fuel. During...

That's a huge amount of unusable fuel. During prep for A/W inspection, when measuring fuel flow, we ran the tanks dry and then sumped the drains. Got just a couple of drains full (the longer, thin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,460
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What servicing? It's an antenna...you mount it...

What servicing? It's an antenna...you mount it once (maybe twice if you haven't painted yet). And regardless of antenna, there's only one coax.

Wingtip antenna here, 10 years and working fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You don't say if this is a new engine from the...

You don't say if this is a new engine from the manufacturer (or an overhaul) or a used engine.

If it's from the manufacturer, then I'd say just leave it alone, as it will already have the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By RV7A Flyer
IIRC this was something I used a few Clik-Bond...

IIRC this was something I used a few Clik-Bond nutplates for...I'd have to double-check to be sure, but that's my recollection.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Since we're playing armchair lawyers, and picking...

Since we're playing armchair lawyers, and picking nits :)...

Do the regulations state that one must have a "log"? Or does it make reference to "records"? Similar, but not identical...and I...
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