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Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-08-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,280
Posted By Beer30?
1:60 rule works with knots

1 NM = 6000' is the basis of the 1:60 rule. You're 3 degrees off the localizer at 10 NM from the field. How far off are you (so you can plan your lead point turn)? 3/6 or 1/2 mile, or 3000'. The...
Forum: Midwest 12-23-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,937
Posted By Beer30?
RV-7 in Longmont

I'm building an RV-7 in Longmont. Working on the finishing kit.

David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,014
Posted By Beer30?
Let set for a day or so

I did the same as Wirejock, following the advice of one who had gone before me. Waiting a day makes the Proseal much less gooey, but it is still very pliable. I did a small amount of riveting when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By Beer30?
No complaints

No complaints here. They make good products, which is why I purchased them to start with. We're all home builders (including Ray). Some things we're willing to pay for, and others not. In this case,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By Beer30?
$$ just covers the switch

The switch costs $10 from Ray Allen, and all you get is the tiny switch. They want $7 for priority shipping. You still need to disassemble, install and reassemble. The acual switch is smaller than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By Beer30?
Help with Ray Allen Stick

Hello,

Does anyone know how to remove the toggle switches on a Ray Allen stick grip? I was wiring my stick, when one of the toggle switches broke (probably my fault). I contacted Ray Allen co, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,825
Posted By Beer30?
Check voltage levels at radio

I too, am thinking that the radio is not getting proper power. I would put my bet on a loose connection somewhere, maybe even a ground. You need a solid path from + battery through the battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,645
Posted By Beer30?
Still building, but..

RV7, slider, horiz induction, IO-360, 1 mag, 1 EI, 3 blade Catto prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,241
Posted By Beer30?
Check out Skybolt

I think you probably saw the Skybolt flanges. i plan on using these on my cowl. as well. They are having a great promotion right now on complete kits. I'm not associated with the, but you can check...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,393
Posted By Beer30?
Complete Firewall kit

I'm in the market for the complete firewall kit + receptacles. Would the sale price apply?

David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,661
Posted By Beer30?
My first one was perfect too...

Of course, my first one was flawless also, but I bought a second one just so Van could have some beer money. Pretty selfish of you to make the man go thirsty.


DD
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,739
Posted By Beer30?
I did it

This is exactly what I did on my IO-360. I had not trouble finding someone to help me put a Lycoming together, but after much searching I finally found someone who had put together many, many...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-29-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,462
Posted By Beer30?
Interested

Bill,

I'm intersted, but VAF says you've exceeded your private message limit. Contact me offline.

David
ddalton536@gmail.com
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-29-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,001
Posted By Beer30?
Not a journalist

If she's studying Calculus and Physics, she's not a Journalism major. I'm going with Engineeering, maybe Aeronautical Engineering?

David
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,878
Posted By Beer30?
What are the chances of that happening?

Pierre,

The obvious take away is that you should buy a lottery ticket, right now!

David
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,508
Posted By Beer30?
Dental picks

I used dental picks (the 'curved' ones). I think they work in similar fashion to the washer tools. You can pick them up cheap at Harbor Freight.

David
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-10-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,788
Posted By Beer30?
Just get it close for now

Just get things close for now. Once you start putting the skins on the structure, you'll do the final fluting to get everything lined up and laying flat.

David
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,476
Posted By Beer30?
What I did...

Carl,

I built an -7, so I don't know if this would work or not on the 12, and even if it does, I don't know how well it works after the wing is closed. On the 7, I was able to slide a long piece of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-17-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,539
Posted By Beer30?
Get sniffle valve from Don at Airflow

I don't know about the second two problems, but I went with a sniffle valve from Don at Airflow Performance. It was about $25, and connected directly to an AN 45 flare fitting to Al tubing. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654
Posted By Beer30?
Talk with Don at Airflow Perormance

I needed one and spoke to Don at Airflow Performance. He cautioned me to ensure my spacing stackup with my cowl would work with the spacer (some times a problem with the stock cowls) At times it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 22,209
Posted By Beer30?
It's all about the stall

Get yourself a copy of Aerodynamix for Naval Aviators, or at least pick one up from the library. To me, it's the definitive text on aerodynamics, which applies if you're flying a Super Cup or the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,580
Posted By Beer30?
Here's how Vlad did it.

I seem to recall a different thread where Ironflight and Vlad took their solenoids apart. Vlads technique is on page 2....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,871
Posted By Beer30?
I have an idea...

OK, since no one else offered...

I'd be willing to carefully store this for you right in front of my IO-360. It will be carefully mounted using only the finest hardware. Of course, possession is...
Forum: Job Board 11-13-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,189
Posted By Beer30?
SkyWest Airlines

Have you checked with SkyWest airlines? They have maintenance bases in Den and COS, and the mechanics are generally happy.

DD
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,574
Posted By Beer30?
hardware

I bought mine from RomeoVictor as well, which arrived without a hitch. After doing so, I was informed that a careful search at Ace Hardware (or similar) would have saved me time and money. Either...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,312
Posted By Beer30?
Great price on Denso plugs for LSE

Hello all,

I'm building up an engine and will install a Lightspeed II ignition. As it's been discussed here multiple times, Klaus recommends the Denso W27EMR-C plugs over the NGK plugs. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,043
Posted By Beer30?
I think I'll wait

I finally found a thread that talks about this, and my conclusion is just to wait and measure myself, as well. I was going to try to buy one of the ones that are for sale, but probably better to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,570
Posted By Beer30?
Send me your email address

I have the finishing kit list for an RV-7 slider. If this is what you need, send me your email address and I'll get it to you. BtW, I simply asked Vans for the list so I could delete times that I'd...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,043
Posted By Beer30?
Throttle/mixture cables on forward facing sump?

Hello all,

I'm getting ready to order final engine stuff, and have a quick question on throttle and mixture cables. As per OP-26, an IO-360 would use a 49.5" mixture cable and a 50.5" throttle...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 904
Posted By Beer30?
Which dipstick?

Hello,

I'm buying the last few pieces before. I can put the engine together. I'm told that we (RVs) use a shorter dipstick and filler tube. I couldn't find this using the search function, and ECI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By Beer30?
Thanks

I've received what I need for now, I'll buy the map box kit later. Thanks to those who responded to me.

DD
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By Beer30?
Need Map Box dimensions

Hello all,

I'm laying out my panel, getting ready to send it off to my son to have him cut it out on one of his cool C&C toys. The one thing I'm missing at this point is the drawing for the map...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By Beer30?
Try Longmont

Hi,

The airport in Boulder is small, expensive and the neighbors are. It very airplane friendly. I would try either Longmont (my town), or Erie. Both are very close. There are also 2 airparks near...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,981
Posted By Beer30?
DraftSight

I also use Front Panel Express, specifically for the lettered panels that I'll be using for my switches, mixture, throttle, etc. I also downloaded DraftSight. There is a free version that anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 22,529
Posted By Beer30?
Painting an engine

Hello Titan-expert,

Yes, a name would be helpful. I have a question, as well. I have an engine that I'm slowly rebuilding. I've sent most of the steel parts to ECI to get refurbished,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,503
Posted By Beer30?
So Ian, is there something you'd like to share...

So Ian, is there something you'd like to share with us about a potential sub $1800 TSO'd GPS?

David
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By Beer30?
R

I now have several plans to play with, thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By Beer30?
Can I borrow your panel?

Hello,

I'm starting to design my panel, and have downloaded one of the free CAD programs (DraftSight). Can someone 'loan' me a DXF panel of your mostly completed RV-7 slider panel as a starting...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-22-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,821
Posted By Beer30?
Check Bob Nuckolls

Hey there,

Bob Nuckolls wrote an article some time back about the need for some sort of cockpit lighting is things go bad. The article was written long before the EFIS displays we now enjoy, so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,927
Posted By Beer30?
Val 2000 or. INS429 would work, wouldn't they?

Rob,

I understand the tuning issue with the 4500 and 3500s. But couldn't one install the Val 2000 or Val INS429, tune the frees the old fashioned way (twist a knob), and still be able to fly...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,142
Posted By Beer30?
Get Bob Nucchols book

Cristiano,

If you haven't already done so, you should get Bob Nuckols AeroElectric Connection book. It describes in detail how to size a battery for an A/C load. Remember, that for most of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,076
Posted By Beer30?
4500 to hub?

I am about to complete an airplane with a 4500 system. Will there be a way to hook. It up to the hub and then talk to the radios, autopilot, etc? If the answer is yes, you just sold a radio, an...
Forum: Safety 12-02-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,755
Posted By Beer30?
Watch out!

We had a presentation from the CEO of a 'drone' agency last month. Colorado is on the short list for area in which to prove the concept of integrating UAS/UAVs into the general airspace. They are...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-20-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,843
Posted By Beer30?
ATL

I fly in and out of ATL Hartsfield now and again on business. They will use Dixie to refer to any of the D taxiways instead of Delta, because 2 out of three aircraft one the ground have Delta...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-30-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By Beer30?
You can have mine...

I didn't like my first trim tab (I think Van's retirement is predicated on all of us buying at least two of these...) even though other builders told me it was just fine. The first one was built...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,817
Posted By Beer30?
Don is great!

I can't comment on the new AFP fuel pump (as I have the old one installed in my project), but I can comment on Don. He is a regular contributor to the forum, and when called, he is extremely...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,321
Posted By Beer30?
Thanks!

I'll be rebuilding one of these soon (with an A&P by my side), so I'll probably watch this several times in the near future.

Thanks much,


David
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-03-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,782
Posted By Beer30?
You need a backup

If you fly 'hard' IFR, you need a backup. The questions becomes what type of backup are you comfortable with. Paul Dye described a very robust electrical architecture, so he has backup electrical...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,698
Posted By Beer30?
PMag issues

I'm just building my engine and had planned on going with A single PMag. I had designed the electrical system around it and had all but ordered it. During the past six months though, I've seen a rash...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,020
Posted By Beer30?
Used engine

Im roughly at the same point. Here is my plan for staying busy. Also, I refuse to go into debt for this, so I'm working overtime to pay for the stuff I describer here.

I took the $$ I was saving...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-14-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,531
Posted By Beer30?
Batteries

For you guys flying with FP (lightweight) props and seeing W&B limits, what do you have for batteries? I'm going with a PC680 and a UPG backup battery, both on the firewall, is this similar to what...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,024
Posted By Beer30?
What is the LOP mag check

Mike,

I'm not familiar with the cruise power LOP mag check. Can you elaborate?

Thanks,

David
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-07-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,024
Posted By Beer30?
Clarification

I guess I should have clarified a few items in my original post...

I don't want the weight of a keyed switch, and feel it adds no add'l functionality or security. Honestly, I like the 'coolness'...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-06-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,024
Posted By Beer30?
Test procedure/schematic for single Pmag

Hello all,

I'm working on my electrical system, specifically control of the ignition sys. I'm going to run a single bendix and a Pmag, and would eventually migrate to two Pmags. I've come up with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,337
Posted By Beer30?
Other Ipad issues

Ipads are great for sectionals, or for backup navigation, but I, personally would not use it as a Primary Flight Display, or even as an Emergency backup. First and foremost, it has no gyro or Pitot...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,221
Posted By Beer30?
Use 2 resistors in parallel

The previous posters are all correct, hover, you could use 2 1-watt resistors in parallel. Putting 2 150 ohm resistors in parallel will yield a 75 ohm resistance as seen by the circuit. Since they...
Forum: Safety 05-31-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,788
Posted By Beer30?
Too many airplanes!

The EAA controllers would have to give you the final word, but from my experience flying into both Osh and Sun n Fun, there are too many airplanes for controllers to handle via radar. All of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,292
Posted By Beer30?
Roll your own

I built my own LED Nav lights and then bought the Nova Strobes that many others have also done (use the search function). I bought the AGC current source from Turkey that many others have done and...
Forum: Midwest 05-20-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By Beer30?
DSG Park closer to FTG

DSG park is actually most convenient to Front Range, but be careful of the airspace. FTG is literally adjacent to DIA and it's easy to inadvertently fly into Class B airspace. If you talk to Denver...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-09-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,080
Posted By Beer30?
My approach

Cam,

I built most of my wings and fuse in a friends' large shop, and then had to move to my garage. The last thing I did before moving to the garage was mount the wings and drill the rear spar...
Forum: Tools 05-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,565
Posted By Beer30?
There are some here

There is supposedly two of them at a Home Depot near me. I bought something similar at my local Lowes. I would be happy to check for you and work out shipping.

David
ddalton536@gmail.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,203
Posted By Beer30?
Hey Rob, Can you tell us a bit more about the...

Hey Rob,

Can you tell us a bit more about the 5200?

David
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-13-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,321
Posted By Beer30?
My education continues

Thank you all for your posts. I will still be calling the shops several have suggested, but did a bit of research on my own first. Here are my findings, both for others to correct me in my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,321
Posted By Beer30?
Thanks for the info

Gentlemen,

Thanks for the inputs. I'll call the aforementioned magneto shops, but was hoping for a little education first. I purchased this engine from a guy that was running one Bendix and one...
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