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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By RV74ME
1. Supertracks 2. Supertracks 3. ...

1. Supertracks
2. Supertracks
3. Supertracks

Oh, and skybolts on cowl!
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,299
Posted By RV74ME
Back in the AF as a T37 instructor, we always...

Back in the AF as a T37 instructor, we always joked about radio failure (single com) and how much easier it would be if that happened. Don’t have to talk to anybody, just keep going, follow the...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-03-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By RV74ME
I fly for swa, so not worried about that. Headed...

I fly for swa, so not worried about that. Headed there for annual training and thought “why not take the rv?”🤷🏼*♂️

Thanks for all the info!
Forum: Texas (North) 03-02-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By RV74ME
Recommendations for GA friendly alternative? ...

Recommendations for GA friendly alternative? LNC, RBD?
Forum: Texas (North) 03-02-2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By RV74ME
Dallas Love FBO

Thinking about flying into Love field in couple of weeks. Looks like several FBO’s to choose from. Any recommendations? Landing fees? Thanks
Forum: COMM 01-26-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Thanks Justin! Sure hopes this solves the...

Thanks Justin! Sure hopes this solves the problem. Fingers crossed!
Forum: COMM 01-19-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Awesome Justin! Glad to know at least we werent...

Awesome Justin! Glad to know at least we werent crazy. Thanks for update!
Forum: COMM 01-19-2022, 07:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Hi Walt, Yes i have verified that on mine. Pin...

Hi Walt,

Yes i have verified that on mine. Pin 5 is empty.
Forum: COMM 01-19-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Hi Eric, Dan and I have both tried brand new...

Hi Eric,

Dan and I have both tried brand new 200’s, and got same results, so I wouldn’t bother. You are now unfortunately the 4th person experiencing this problem. Garmin has stopped responding to...
Forum: COMM 01-01-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Hi Don, check your PM’s.

Hi Don, check your PM’s.
Forum: COMM 11-30-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Oh gotcha. The 3 of us having the issues all...

Oh gotcha. The 3 of us having the issues all have IDENTICAL panels, right down to the placement of each component.
Forum: COMM 11-30-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Carl are you saying you have seen this too?

Carl are you saying you have seen this too?
Forum: COMM 11-30-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Update

Just wanted to provide latest findings which are kind of interesting. Many thanks to wiscoav8tor for noticing it first.

With the same frequency tuned in BOTH ‘active’ and ‘stby’, and while...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,429
Posted By RV74ME
Add me to the list. My rocket steering link...

Add me to the list. My rocket steering link snapped just like the OP’s pic above after landing today in calm winds. Started with a shimmy as soon as I gently lowered the tail to the runway. This...
Forum: COMM 11-20-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Hi Walt, I will be trying this next week. ...

Hi Walt,

I will be trying this next week. Problem is, it turns off the transponder which becomes problematic when you’re using ATC. Will report back results
Forum: COMM 11-19-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Thanks Justin.

Thanks Justin.
Forum: COMM 11-19-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
I switched to a comant with same results. Mark...

I switched to a comant with same results. Mark has a rami, and also has the same problem. So, its definitely not the antenna
Forum: COMM 11-14-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Hi Mark, Check your PM’s

Hi Mark,

Check your PM’s
Forum: COMM 10-21-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
I will try this today on my return trip.

I will try this today on my return trip.
Forum: COMM 10-20-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Frank, I am on my third antenna, this time a...

Frank,

I am on my third antenna, this time a comant. Flew 300nm XC today and still same issues. I have now checked everything I can think of and personal opinion is something internal to the...
Forum: COMM 10-08-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Check your PM’s

Check your PM’s
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By RV74ME
Check your wiring. On my initial test flight. I...

Check your wiring. On my initial test flight. I was indicating abnormally low CHT’s and turned out the cht wires were bacwards.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By RV74ME
Talked to Kevin yesterday at Tosten booth here at...

Talked to Kevin yesterday at Tosten booth here at OSH about switch for smoke. He has an option for the right toggle switch to lock in the up position for smoke “on”, center “off”, and spring loaded...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-20-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,038
Posted By RV74ME
I have the exact same setup as Jason (GNX 375...

I have the exact same setup as Jason (GNX 375 only), and 100% agree with everything he says. To take it one step further, I make sure I have an alternate that is forecast to be VFR.

In my 35...
Forum: COMM 07-01-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Update. Disabled the Usb ports. Still have the...

Update. Disabled the Usb ports. Still have the random missed radio calls. Gonna try another antenna and see what happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By RV74ME
Teen build near CAE?

Just came through CAE (Columbia SC) this weekend and met some civil air patrol folks who asked about a teen build project in the area. I’m not from there but thought I would ask the group if they...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By RV74ME
What are EGTs reading? They should all be rising...

What are EGTs reading? They should all be rising on mag check
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-23-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,865
Posted By RV74ME
Oh, gotcha

Oh, gotcha
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-22-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,865
Posted By RV74ME
What technique/procedure are you using for hot...

What technique/procedure are you using for hot starts?

I have avstar FI as well. Absolutely no hot start issues. Here’s my technique...

1. Mixture- FULL RICH
2. Throttle- FULL OPEN. (Watch...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 164,977
Posted By RV74ME
Something else to keep an eye on Dave is the two...

Something else to keep an eye on Dave is the two exhaust pipes where they cross underneath. Both mine and another -7 had made contact with one another and actually rubbed an oval shaped area. One of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By RV74ME
As far as the bus is concerned, don’t overthink...

As far as the bus is concerned, don’t overthink it. KISS is a good principle to follow. I have the TCW IBBS that works great to keep the G3X powered during engine start with no...
Forum: COMM 06-06-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Yes, I’ve been talking with Garmin tech every...

Yes, I’ve been talking with Garmin tech every week for last month or so. They are out of ideas.

My plan is to do a little more testing with the usb. Gonna wire in a switch so i can easily turn...
Forum: COMM 06-05-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
To answer a few others...yes, the radio is fully...

To answer a few others...yes, the radio is fully seated into the rack. Took to avionics shop and did a second VSWR check, and readings were 1.6 across freq range (good). So I would assume that...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 19,972
Posted By RV74ME
Thinking out loud here, but wouldnt it be better...

Thinking out loud here, but wouldnt it be better to practice with prop lever full fwd (worst case scenario), since thats where it will go if engine loses oil pressure?
Forum: COMM 05-25-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Delta Pop comm antenna, mounted bottom of...

Delta Pop comm antenna, mounted bottom of fuselage underneath pilot seat. BNC connecters. All looks good.

It's weird. There's no rhyme or reason. Yesterday it happened while at 10,500' talking...
Forum: COMM 05-25-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Just took to avionics shop to do a vswr check. ...

Just took to avionics shop to do a vswr check. Reading was about 1.6 (good/normal) throughout normal freq range, so that tells me we can eliminate the coax and antenna. Stumped
Forum: COMM 05-25-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
I have the manual, and RF sq is set to zero

I have the manual, and RF sq is set to zero
Forum: COMM 05-24-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
Thanks Steve, i will check. Looking at my wiring...

Thanks Steve, i will check. Looking at my wiring diagram, I don’t have a wire going to pin 5. I’m single radio, so that makes sense. But I will pull the radio to verify
Forum: COMM 05-24-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,110
Posted By RV74ME
GTR200B not breaking squelch

Noticed lately missing radio calls from ATC because they weren’t breaking squelch. If I turned squelch OFF (press power knob), I could hear their calls loud and clear. Turn it back on, and nothing....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-10-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By RV74ME
Lightning strikes are the least of my worries. ...

Lightning strikes are the least of my worries. 30+ years and 20k hours flying airplanes has given me a healthy respect for thunderstorms, so I keep my distance.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By RV74ME
I’m certain the sps is a great product, but I...

I’m certain the sps is a great product, but I really don’t want to add another piece of equipment to my panel. As far as reliability goes, I think they are ALL reliable and all have their...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-08-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By RV74ME
Thanks all, some great points made. Nothing...

Thanks all, some great points made. Nothing wrong with my current slick, but i have seen two slick failures...one of them made me think the engine was coming apart. That and i dont see the point in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-07-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,423
Posted By RV74ME
Dual Pmags, or surefly+pmag

I currently have a slick mag on left, pmag on right. Considering replacing the slick with either surefly or another pmag.

From what I understand, the big difference in the two is that the surefly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,126
Posted By RV74ME
This is VERY good advice. As a 20K hour...

This is VERY good advice. As a 20K hour military/airline pilot, I have similar minimums in my RV. My goal is to never end up in Kathryns report.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,502
Posted By RV74ME
This looks awesome. Ordering now!

This looks awesome. Ordering now!
Forum: Tools 02-23-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,507
Posted By RV74ME
So would this one work well for checking exhaust...

So would this one work well for checking exhaust valves/inside cylinders?
Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,540
Posted By RV74ME
Looks like the safety wire is secured to the...

Looks like the safety wire is secured to the threaded end of rod end. It should be around the bolt that passes thru the bearing.
Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,540
Posted By RV74ME
Supposed to drill a hole in the actuator and...

Supposed to drill a hole in the actuator and safety wire to the rod end bearing to prevent it from spinning off like that.

Look at drawing 33, detail E
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,960
Posted By RV74ME
Probably either or....I did canopy first. And if...

Probably either or....I did canopy first. And if slider, I highly recommend supertracks. You won’t regret that!

Also, i recommend leaving windscreen and top fwd skin for last to allow easier...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-24-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,858
Posted By RV74ME
Northern route.

If you have good weather, follow I-90 through Montana. Probably much shorter that way too. I ferried a Cherokee from AL to OR last year on that route and it was easy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,364
Posted By RV74ME
4 green, no red, no amber...line on line, point...

4 green, no red, no amber...line on line, point on point, 2 good engines...😎
Forum: Safety 09-25-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,092
Posted By RV74ME
My technique is to make the decision on the...

My technique is to make the decision on the ground, at zero airspeed. Consider all the factors...winds, weather, terrain, obstacles, alternative landing areas, etc. Set a “go/no go” altitude on the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-21-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,409
Posted By RV74ME
http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2020/09/vans-rv-9a-n...

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2020/09/vans-rv-9a-n94kj-fatal-accident.html
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 09-12-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,752
Posted By RV74ME
G3X, GNX 375, and G5 only for met too. But I...

G3X, GNX 375, and G5 only for met too. But I dont fly hard IFR in a single engine airplane. My setup allows me to shoot an LPV if I need too, but I wont launch without having an alternate that is...
Forum: Safety 09-09-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,657
Posted By RV74ME
Gotcha, didn’t realize they aircraft type. Great...

Gotcha, didn’t realize they aircraft type. Great performance!
Forum: Safety 09-09-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,657
Posted By RV74ME
So you are 4 Kts over Vne in the pic, yet no red...

So you are 4 Kts over Vne in the pic, yet no red anywhere showing on your airspeed tape. Does the dynon allow you to configure Vne based on TAS?
Forum: Safety 09-08-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,657
Posted By RV74ME
Van’s says Vne is based on TAS. You might want...

Van’s says Vne is based on TAS. You might want to rethink “having nothing to worry about” at 10k and using IAS. Standard day at 10k, 200 KIAS = 243 KTAS.

Personally, I don’t go anywhere near 200...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,644
Posted By RV74ME
3 yrs, 11 months for me (1st time builder). All...

3 yrs, 11 months for me (1st time builder). All slow build. Averaged 3-4 full work days per week.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,737
Posted By RV74ME
Got mine recently in AL, and it was painless. ...

Got mine recently in AL, and it was painless. Didn’t need to see any builders log, or photos. Simple.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-27-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,847
Posted By RV74ME
Flew in for lunch back in March. Nice little...

Flew in for lunch back in March. Nice little strip that sticks out into the gulf. A friendly lady in a van monitors CTAF and will pick you up and drive you to the little town for lunch (i think for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,581
Posted By RV74ME
First time builder here... I had the same...

First time builder here...

I had the same worries/anxieties as you. As it turns out, the engine installation was one of the easier tasks of the entire build. You’ll be fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,589
Posted By RV74ME
The politically correct term for that would be...

The politically correct term for that would be “adjusting gross weight”😎
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,948
Posted By RV74ME
Checked for induction leak...no blue fuel stains...

Checked for induction leak...no blue fuel stains anywhere I can see.
Tried new egt probe and test flew. Indications all the same. Went to idle and watched all egts come down together, then #4 rose...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,948
Posted By RV74ME
Yep, I was LOP at that point. Weather...

Yep, I was LOP at that point. Weather permitting, I will be out there today to check all the above.
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