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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 1,479,215
Posted By wcalvert
THERE YA GO !!! Thanks Scott

THERE YA GO !!!

Thanks Scott
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,089
Posted By wcalvert
Herman, well done managing your issue, happy to...

Herman, well done managing your issue, happy to see a good outcome.

Just a few weeks ago I had an incipient sticking valve that I noticed on taxi out. EGT was about 200 degrees on my #2. Rough...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 1,479,215
Posted By wcalvert
Anyone else think localized heating from the...

Anyone else think localized heating from the polishing process may be a factor ... ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,708
Posted By wcalvert
W12

Flew ole' gray beard over to Mazama Wa from 74S. Beautiful weather over the Cascades and a challenging field over on the other side. Fine day!!
Forum: Safety 09-24-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By wcalvert
Question "As a CFII, how does teaching an admitedly very...

"As a CFII, how does teaching an admitedly very conservative pattern behavior to new students flying very conservative airplanes compare to the military instruction of "max performing the wing"? It...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By wcalvert
Talking There needs to be a meme that shows the "seed of...

There needs to be a meme that shows the "seed of doubt" being sown again ...

Worry less, build more!

Cheers
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,413
Posted By wcalvert
Built my -7 with a Bosch cordless ... hoses are...

Built my -7 with a Bosch cordless ... hoses are no fun.
Forum: Reviews 09-18-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up No feedback for the -4, but in my -7 it's a...

No feedback for the -4, but in my -7 it's a savior!

I have minimum head clearance as well but it never seems to be an issue. And the quality and function of the shade is top notch. No issue since...
Forum: Safety 09-17-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By wcalvert
Exclamation Over the years of hearing mix-ups on the radio...

Over the years of hearing mix-ups on the radio (runway assignments, call-signs and clearances), I've learned that instead of thinking about berating the controller, it should be a big sign that you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,791
Posted By wcalvert
So you're using this device for the start only? ...

So you're using this device for the start only?

Not to bash, but are you sure you're not masking the real problem with the booster pack? The battery manufacturer claims no issue with your old...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By wcalvert
Smile I just went thru this with my -7 after 220 hours....

I just went thru this with my -7 after 220 hours. Cracked along the bend of the baffle that attaches to the cooler mount on the left (vertical) edge and also at the right side of the cooler mount in...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-01-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,426
Posted By wcalvert
Exclamation The best takeaway here may not be to definitively...

The best takeaway here may not be to definitively find the cause of this accident, as much to avoid it happening again. Maybe call it a lesson learned.

Dan made the comment that setting yourself up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-27-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up +1 for Sky Designs Wheel pants and fairings,...

+1 for Sky Designs

Wheel pants and fairings, brake pedals and more !!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,022
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up Nonin Onyx Vantage 9590 Finger Adult/Pediatric...

Nonin Onyx Vantage 9590 Finger Adult/Pediatric Pulse Oximeter

Issued to the military helo guys. If you want one that works, this is it. Works on fingers, toes, kids, probably work on your dog. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,381
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up Jereme I would recommend practicing this...

Jereme

I would recommend practicing this maneuver at various entry speeds and power settings ... explore the envelope!

Don't be afraid to feel the buffet and fly the plane on the edge a little. My...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By wcalvert
Lightbulb Are the elevators fully rigged ... ?

Are the elevators fully rigged ... ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
MPG
Views: 923
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up IO-360 with balanced injectors, EFII Ignition on...

IO-360 with balanced injectors, EFII Ignition on a -7, fixed pitch 3 blade.

11.5 - 12.5K at 8.5 - 8.7 gph will produce 163 - 167 ktas. That equates to about 21-22 mpg according to Dynon and GPS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,717
Posted By wcalvert
Cool Tim This is a great time to be moving towards...

Tim

This is a great time to be moving towards the airline industry. Keep in mind that in order to land a job at a major, you'll need more than the ATP and minimum hours.

Think in terms of useful...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,306
Posted By wcalvert
Exclamation This incident sounds like a close call that...

This incident sounds like a close call that thankfully only resulted in some ac damage, and no one was hurt. Responsibility for the obstruction is a matter for another discussion.

I'll agree with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,409
Posted By wcalvert
Smile A quick kudos to the Chapter 75 Emergency...

A quick kudos to the Chapter 75 Emergency Aircrart repair group. They helped me with a simple repair and the HB Welcome Wagon did a great job of supporting the effort as well.

System in place and...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,478
Posted By wcalvert
Exclamation 5WB (RV7) weathered the storm right next to...

5WB (RV7) weathered the storm right next to others that had damaged rudders .. I tie the stick back with both belts and shoulder harnesses and have a DIY rope lock that ties the trailing edge of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By wcalvert
Lightbulb Gary, I'm doing a re-grease on my stock tail...

Gary,

I'm doing a re-grease on my stock tail wheel fork today. On your old part, you'll notice (as you stated) that this part was already used up when you bought it. The groove at the top of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By wcalvert
Question Kay The calibration process for me was...

Kay

The calibration process for me was straightforward, so I too am guessing something mechanical is amiss.

When you say the "bar stays empty" you're referring to the AOA indication on the HDX? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,768
Posted By wcalvert
Smile Home sweet home

Bugged out of HBC on Saturday morning around 0730. Quick departure off 36L and on my way towards home. Planned to make it a two day affair but my fuel stop in MT greeted me with 100+ degree temps...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By wcalvert
Smile Question answered ...

Question answered ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,830
Posted By wcalvert
My IO-360 had a similar (but smaller) leak when...

My IO-360 had a similar (but smaller) leak when new, but has since (180 hours) disappeared. That leads me to believe it was a front main seal settling in...

Just a guess, but mine stopped.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,650
Posted By wcalvert
When you figure out the install on Ubuntu, please...

When you figure out the install on Ubuntu, please pass it on!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,312
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up Sean, your setup is now almost exactly like mine...

Sean, your setup is now almost exactly like mine with about the same amount of play.

The one thought I had a while back was to squeeze the barrels on the hinges slightly to tighten things up, but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-24-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By wcalvert
Talking This is right about the point where the plans...

This is right about the point where the plans went completely off the rails and I resorted to using any available info to complete the project. Like Jeremy says, the RV 14 plans turned out to be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-23-2022, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By wcalvert
Wink Just like Philip says ... lay out your best plan...

Just like Philip says ... lay out your best plan on paper with approximate lengths and then add a goodly chunk. 50% would be plenty (he says grinning!) Then go on to estimate connectors! Good luck...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,312
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up Sean. The tips on my plane are mounted just like...

Sean. The tips on my plane are mounted just like yours and move a little (maybe 1/8") at the trailing edge on the ground. My hinge goes forward enough that the last bit of hinge pin can be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By wcalvert
Ivan, If you're asking about the capabilities...

Ivan,

If you're asking about the capabilities of the Skyview in regards to flying AOA, then yes there are some built in. There is an explanation on Dynon's site and in the User's manual.

On the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-01-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By wcalvert
Would a couple of washers under the clevis solve...

Would a couple of washers under the clevis solve the problem ... ?
Forum: Painting your RV 05-29-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,785
Posted By wcalvert
Like a rat rod gray .. ? Would work fine except...

Like a rat rod gray .. ? Would work fine except that every time you touched it with something oily or scuffed the surface it would show a mark. I find that mine is always getting wiped down to get...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,034
Posted By wcalvert
When I was building my house some years back, I...

When I was building my house some years back, I needed to leave a Kubota tractor on site unattended for a good length of time. I cleverly hid an interrupt switch under the hood, behind a panel,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,998
Posted By wcalvert
Back to the OP's point .. it's the joy of owning...

Back to the OP's point .. it's the joy of owning and flying your own plane, even if a little less today, it's still your refuge.

No matter the cost, the smile I get on every takeoff is truly...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up ... Away from the sunshine and away from the big...

... Away from the sunshine and away from the big furnace up front! Dynon offers some really sound advice for placement.
Forum: RV-4 05-15-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By wcalvert
Hear what you're sayin'. The fire risk was part...

Hear what you're sayin'. The fire risk was part of my decision... also keeping the pads removable does give the option of pulling them off the floor if necessary! Just balancing absolute risk...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,924
Posted By wcalvert
Ryan, nice list! Looks like we have a lot of...

Ryan, nice list! Looks like we have a lot of mods in common, wish you had built yours right before mine!
Forum: RV-4 05-15-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,696
Posted By wcalvert
Camillo, this is all from my experience (lots of...

Camillo, this is all from my experience (lots of I's in this write-up!)

On my -7, the noise level was very high (to my ears at least, my first extended exposure to the propeller aircraft). The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,625
Posted By wcalvert
Scott, for what it's worth I'm along with you...

Scott, for what it's worth I'm along with you regarding the B&C alternator option. There are a lot of discussions about the mod and how it compares to a B&C and others, just no hard evidence to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,078
Posted By wcalvert
Not this weekend exactly, but checking out the...

Not this weekend exactly, but checking out the sunset over the San Juans today...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-08-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,818
Posted By wcalvert
For one (at least!), I'm with Dan on this...

For one (at least!), I'm with Dan on this subject. Good quality bare crimp connectors (from Wayek or Digi-key) and adhesive heat shrink on each. Heat gun with a wrap around heat spreader to seal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By wcalvert
The OP drawings are the knees ... there is a ton...

The OP drawings are the knees ... there is a ton of info for every model and some of it will transfer across to others as well. Worth the read, good pics and drawings, lots of info to glean.

Cheers
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By wcalvert
https://dynonavionics.com/bulletins/support_bullet...

https://dynonavionics.com/bulletins/support_bulletin_050622.php
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-07-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By wcalvert
Brad, How much fuel in your tank when this...

Brad,

How much fuel in your tank when this happens? Would you say it happens when in a coordinated turn or only when slipping? Does having your boost pump on change the outcome?

Interesting......
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,162
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up Ordered on 4/30, shipping 5/3 ... Phillips X/C...

Ordered on 4/30, shipping 5/3 ... Phillips X/C 20-50

Been good for me, second order.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By wcalvert
This might be becoming a stretch to explain...

This might be becoming a stretch to explain online ... and I don't have a video of the assembly!

One thing to consider is that the HS is tapered, so the nose of the rib may not need to be at 90...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By wcalvert
As I remember, carefully bending the tabs into a...

As I remember, carefully bending the tabs into a curve and judicious use of the stationary belt sander to put everything in a nice curve to fit. If you need to force these into place, you'll end up...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By wcalvert
I spent some time really contouring the nose of...

I spent some time really contouring the nose of the ribs to avoid this issue. Now that it's built, not so much. Maybe a light tap with a ball peen? ... light ...

Or it is what it is. Just be...
Forum: Primers 05-02-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,354
Posted By wcalvert
Depending on your shop layout, PUSHING air into...

Depending on your shop layout, PUSHING air into the building on the far side while painting over the outlet may solve your issues with explosion proof fans etc. For priming (maybe not finish work),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up I've flown that route 3 times from the Seattle...

I've flown that route 3 times from the Seattle area recently, usually with a stop in Caldwell ID (EUL). Some times it's been on the West side of SLC Class B, and recently (last week) it was up the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By wcalvert
Sorry to hear about your starter issue... and the...

Sorry to hear about your starter issue... and the supply chain woes

Darren at Aerosport recommended the -NL starter for my IO-360 running dual EFII ignition. I asked him for the most bullet proof...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,302
Posted By wcalvert
NAMI (Naval Air Med Inst) would have grounded you...

NAMI (Naval Air Med Inst) would have grounded you for 2-4 months after a bout like that. I'm no doc, but they took it very seriously, maybe because of the symptoms you're experiencing. For sure,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-26-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 446,573
Posted By wcalvert
Thumbs up You have discovered the magic of David's cowl...

You have discovered the magic of David's cowl fitting jig! It made that part of my build the 'knees ...

"In theory, practice and theory are the same. In practice, they are not" Benjamin Brewster...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By wcalvert
Bugs off with a 1:30 solution of Simple Green...

Bugs off with a 1:30 solution of Simple Green Extreme (not the green stuff), then a squirt of Brillianize plastic cleaner/polish. Just for reference, my plane is wrapped.

Clean the bugs before they...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By wcalvert
Scott, Your write up almost looks like a prompt...

Scott,

Your write up almost looks like a prompt on a system design exam! ... there are clearly a lot of considerations and you pose many questions. And like you said at the end, it may not be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,139
Posted By wcalvert
Exclamation Re-route. Imagine whatever support / anti chafe...

Re-route. Imagine whatever support / anti chafe method you use failing and then move forward in time and view the result. This bundle may end up in contact with a flight control. Question answered...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,348
Posted By wcalvert
Wow, cheap fuel ... where does that happen!?

Wow, cheap fuel ... where does that happen!?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,679
Posted By wcalvert
I'll second Joe's comment about making the dams...

I'll second Joe's comment about making the dams removable... I've build two sets now working on fine tuning the CHT's. 5 minute job to swap out
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,440
Posted By wcalvert
Brian, I have no experience with the MH system. ...

Brian, I have no experience with the MH system. The Drive system feeds one user and is not designed to be split after the regulator ... so spend and extra $k and get a two person MH system or get...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-17-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By wcalvert
Fred ... assuming your control surfaces are...

Fred ... assuming your control surfaces are rigged properly (prescribed deflection, smooth movement, no loose objects near the linkages), the elevator trim tab moves in the proper direction, and CG...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,310
Posted By wcalvert
Controllers overseas, towards the Asian...

Controllers overseas, towards the Asian Continent, will often reply with "Roger" to a request. At first hearing, it was ambiguous, and especially frustrating when you're trying to get a reroute or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By wcalvert
Just sayin' ... but if you're looking inside...

Just sayin' ... but if you're looking inside while doing acro you might be looking in the wrong place.

Besides starting airspeed and altitude, everything else comes in via your eyes and hands.
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