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Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By AltonD
Hang a Hartzell constant-speed, non-composite...

Hang a Hartzell constant-speed, non-composite prop on the front of an A model 7, unless you are loading lead bricks and exceeding gross, darn near impossible to drive the CG out aft.
YMMV
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By AltonD
If I do the deed, I'll put mine back up on the...

If I do the deed, I'll put mine back up on the scales to verify. Went in with 5 local builders and bought a set of scales. Money well spent.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By AltonD
Thanks for the help guys. Final what if, moves...

Thanks for the help guys.

Final what if, moves my CG .46" aft, still within limits, worst case.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By AltonD
Thanks, dug out my drawings. 4.125 x 4 =...

Thanks, dug out my drawings. 4.125 x 4 = 16.5"

Mel, he was referring to drawing #9. Saved me the trouble is going through all of them.

I am what-iffing changing out from a PC680 battery to a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By AltonD
W&B tiedown arm

Anybody have the arm for the wing tiedown station? Inches behind the leading edge?
30 min. Drive to the airport, looking for the shortcut.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 553
Posted By AltonD
Prop balance service?

I am in need of a jam up prop balance. Probably within a couple hundred miles of southeast Alabama.
If anybody wants to travel to provide the service, I think I can arrange 5 or 6 planes, maybe a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,520
Posted By AltonD
I started to get the click, click, click, . . . ....

I started to get the click, click, click, . . . . . a couple weeks ago.
New starter, skytec PMA FW solenoid and PC680 battery back in March of this year.
I replaced the starter mounted solenoid with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By AltonD
The mother ships has it for...

The mother ships has it for sale

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1570105592-134-537&browse=engines&product=inverted-oil
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,595
Posted By AltonD
No pic at this time. Hangar is a 20 minutes...

No pic at this time. Hangar is a 20 minutes away.
basically, braided hose with a straight piece in the middle with two connections for the two black hoses from the pmags.
one end of the braided hose...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,595
Posted By AltonD
They made up the manifold fittings/hoses for me...

They made up the manifold fittings/hoses for me as well. works great.
For timing, I pull off the two black hoses and plug into a autozone tee with hose to time both mags at once.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,595
Posted By AltonD
I had a noise issue with my install. The Tach...

I had a noise issue with my install. The Tach was reading way high. I put the diode in at AFS recommendation (12 v system), this helped. Ultimate cause: I use a shielded wire for the tach signal....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,857
Posted By AltonD
Hey Steve, is there a link where I can get the...

Hey Steve, is there a link where I can get the "What's Changed" info for the 345? I have version 2.02

Alton
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,756
Posted By AltonD
You wont find a new set of the Bose X, they are...

You wont find a new set of the Bose X, they are out of production and not supported.

I have both a X and a A20. A20 is much, mush quieter.
just my opinion.
Forum: ADS-B 06-13-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,204
Posted By AltonD
Friend had not turned on his tail number...

Friend had not turned on his tail number broadcast. Made it tough to get the report.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-13-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,105
Posted By AltonD
Send them to James Spann and ask him. I am sure...

Send them to James Spann and ask him. I am sure he will know.
https://www.facebook.com/jamesspann/
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By AltonD
RV7 firewall station for weight and balance

To save me from driving to the airport to measure, anybody have a firewall reference measurement for weight and balance?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By AltonD
Always remove the ground first and install last.

Always remove the ground first and install last.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 37,605
Posted By AltonD
My favorite as well. Jon greeted my as I parked...

My favorite as well. Jon greeted my as I parked in HBC on my first trip to Oshkosh, 2011.

Very sad to hear of his passing.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-21-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,772
Posted By AltonD
Question: will I have to reprogram my GTX345...

Question: will I have to reprogram my GTX345 after the update?

I think I know the answer, no, since it is stored the chip.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By AltonD
Yes, mine failed high.

Yes, mine failed high.
Forum: COMM 11-07-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,562
Posted By AltonD
I had a loud squeal from my lightspeed ignition. ...

I had a loud squeal from my lightspeed ignition. I put a big electrolytic capacitor on the avionics bus. Noise gone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,852
Posted By AltonD
If you go to Plant City. read the notam, the have...

If you go to Plant City. read the notam, the have a temporary tower.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,852
Posted By AltonD
I was told they realized their mistake and would...

I was told they realized their mistake and would never burn the grass again. If they do, I am done with Sun N Fun.

If you are flying in, try to make an 0830-0900 arrival. Gets pretty busy after...
Forum: California 02-19-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,209
Posted By AltonD
Well, they get 50/50 on spelling.

Well, they get 50/50 on spelling.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,028
Posted By AltonD
I would pretty much guarantee the SL30 will fail...

I would pretty much guarantee the SL30 will fail in the checkride and the IPad will be off limits.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,867
Posted By AltonD
Yes. Extra words

Yes.

Extra words
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,420
Posted By AltonD
I finally figured out and got comfortable with 6...

I finally figured out and got comfortable with 6 quarts in my RV7A/IO360M1B.
Very stable there. More than that, it just blows out the vent. I also have a oil separator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,346
Posted By AltonD
There is a template in the for sale section for...

There is a template in the for sale section for selling an airplane it might be a sticky.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,795
Posted By AltonD
That is what I did, sans the brace from the...

That is what I did, sans the brace from the cylinder head to the oil cooler. No issues in 400 hours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,406
Posted By AltonD
In flight mag check? EGTshould go up when you do....

In flight mag check?
EGTshould go up when you do. The spike tells me one plug is miss firing.
When I first swapped to pmags, I had the same issue. I got religious about leaning while taxing. I...
Forum: COMM 10-25-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,586
Posted By AltonD
You can email G3Xpert <g3xpert@garmin.com> for...

You can email G3Xpert <g3xpert@garmin.com> for information, as well as Stein. I sent in my 430W directly, but it had to be returned to a dealer. My dealer got me the required RMA.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
Posted By AltonD
Defuniak, Fl. Monarch Aviation. But he is real...

Defuniak, Fl. Monarch Aviation. But he is real busy and you would need an appointment.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-08-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,802
Posted By AltonD
You have an RF issue getting into the trutrak....

You have an RF issue getting into the trutrak. Check your coax and antenna connectors for corrosion.
Forum: Safety 10-04-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 98,828
Posted By AltonD
Most insurances will pay for a Hurricane...

Most insurances will pay for a Hurricane relocation.
Forum: Safety 10-04-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 98,828
Posted By AltonD
Pretty sure we still have a few hangars...

Pretty sure we still have a few hangars available. Call Pete at the number above if you need to bail.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,162
Posted By AltonD
I have not done this with FedEx, but have a UPS...

I have not done this with FedEx, but have a UPS account. Very useful.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,749
Posted By AltonD
A USB charger for a cell/iPad coming straight off...

A USB charger for a cell/iPad coming straight off the battery will pull it down. Even if nothing is plugged into it. I was leaving one plugged into the power adapter. Took a while to figure it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,620
Posted By AltonD
The best part of AFS is their customer support....

The best part of AFS is their customer support. Second to none. During my install, I had an issue (turned out to be the 430W), Rob sent me his personal cell #. I was able to find the problem sitting...
Forum: Safety 09-01-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 98,828
Posted By AltonD
0J6

Southeast Alabama has two hangars available for Hurricane/Storm relocation. 850 dash 210 dash 2908 is the manager's number, Pete Crews.
Forum: COMM 08-30-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,568
Posted By AltonD
Maybe someone will chime in. I am looking for...

Maybe someone will chime in. I am looking for the same thing. I saw something earlier this year, but I am unable to find it using an archive search. I do remember seeing where the faceplate could...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,420
Posted By AltonD
Bobby Potts in Tuscaloosa, AL did mine 5 years...

Bobby Potts in Tuscaloosa, AL did mine 5 years ago. Still happy with it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-22-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,616
Posted By AltonD
Let me know about the ramp fee. I hear it is just...

Let me know about the ramp fee. I hear it is just as great as the fuel price.
Forum: ADS-B 08-20-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,115
Posted By AltonD
My -345 is working great. Foreflight does just...

My -345 is working great. Foreflight does just fine with it.
Forum: Southeast 08-19-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,480
Posted By AltonD
Beautiful place. I did not stay long. I did...

Beautiful place. I did not stay long. I did have to pop over to the other airport for fuel. It was easy to get into and out of.

on the ramp
http://i64.tinypic.com/riunuu.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By AltonD
1. engine mount sag? 2. That was the way I did...

1. engine mount sag?

2. That was the way I did it, adjusted spring tension.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,666
Posted By AltonD
Sometimes the stars line up, sometimes the...

Sometimes the stars line up, sometimes the rings.

In my high school days I worked at a motorcycle shop. When doing compression checks, if it were low, we would squirt some oil in the cylinder and...
Forum: Southeast 08-19-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,480
Posted By AltonD
Visited Deerfield Park, TN44, just east of KJAU...

Visited Deerfield Park, TN44, just east of KJAU and 40 north of Knoxville. They had a fly-in a couple of years ago. Nice place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,272
Posted By AltonD
26.6 NMPG RV7A, IO360 M1B direct from Lycoming...

26.6 NMPG
RV7A, IO360 M1B direct from Lycoming (via Vans)
Dual P-Mags
http://i68.tinypic.com/2hokylz.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,884
Posted By AltonD
What are your numbers ROP? I lose as much as ten...

What are your numbers ROP? I lose as much as ten knots going from ROP to LOP.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-08-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,686
Posted By AltonD
If you can spare the weight: I had a prematurely...

If you can spare the weight:

I had a prematurely replaced RV battery sitting on the work bench. Charged it up before the trip, bought a cigarette lighter adapter from ORielies with pigtails. When I...
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,706
Posted By AltonD
Very good idea!

Very good idea!
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,706
Posted By AltonD
Great find on the trim tab! Maybe that will cure...

Great find on the trim tab! Maybe that will cure your auto pilot problem. Check that the pitot and static are not reversed at the auto pilot, if it has separate inputs. We will not discuss how I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,451
Posted By AltonD
I called to cancel the subscription for my RV7A,...

I called to cancel the subscription for my RV7A, 430W. I got a little different, 3 months added to current, and another 3 months added to next year?s renewal. However, they are going to have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,453
Posted By AltonD
Good to know. Congrats! A coup,e of more years...

Good to know. Congrats!

A coup,e of more years and I will be ready to replace all of my FWF hoses.

Are you based at the Ridgeland airport? Can you build hoses for certified aircraft?
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,551
Posted By AltonD
Is the hexadecimal tail number what it should be?...

Is the hexadecimal tail number what it should be? You get it from FAA registration.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,500
Posted By AltonD
I bought all my wiring supplies from Steinair. ...

I bought all my wiring supplies from Steinair. He has the pins. find a good Daniels AFM-8 crimper and positioners on Ebay. cannot remember the numbers, but look on stein. He has new ones and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,504
Posted By AltonD
Look at the bottom pic, it is the red plug just...

Look at the bottom pic, it is the red plug just above the oil filter.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=AltonD&project=75&category=3749&log=56259&row=17

Nice to hear from you....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,026
Posted By AltonD
I have been called many things. White low wing...

I have been called many things. White low wing red low wing, black low wing, and the kicker, Mooney. That one caught me off guard. I kept looking around for the Mooney. I finally peeled off to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,137
Posted By AltonD
Ken, you can go to the Vans tent and buy tickets...

Ken, you can go to the Vans tent and buy tickets if they have any left. I will see you Sunday ~10 am.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,860
Posted By AltonD
With the engine idling, what does the rpm...

With the engine idling, what does the rpm indication do as you slowly pull the mixture to idle cut off? You should see 50-100 rpm increase (running a tad rich).
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,143
Posted By AltonD
After six years of clipping to the exhaust, I...

After six years of clipping to the exhaust, I have seen no ill effect.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,543
Posted By AltonD
A booth selling lots at an aviation community,...

A booth selling lots at an aviation community, Heaven's landing. They usually have two or three cute young ladies dressed as Angels.

Link disappeared. Google heavens landing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,543
Posted By AltonD
Keep him away from the Heaven's Landing booth. ...

Keep him away from the Heaven's Landing booth. Just sayin'.
Darn, cannot make the image work.

Here is the link, scroll down for the angels.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,543
Posted By AltonD
Last year was my first year to attend the Van's...

Last year was my first year to attend the Van's banquet Tuesday night. Worth the money. Good entertainment.
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