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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By N804RV
I know of an RV-4 that has been tied down outside...

I know of an RV-4 that has been tied down outside at PATK (Talkeetna) for a few years. I believe it is flying regularly. I've been told the builder/owner is very meticulous. So, its gotta be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,188
Posted By N804RV
I had the same concerns. I bought 2 used 7"...

I had the same concerns. I bought 2 used 7" SV-700s from a VAF member. Then, I had 2nd thoughts about it.

I recently got a chance to fly in an RV with the the 7" screens. I think in an RV-8,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-10-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,186
Posted By N804RV
Amen, brother! I've been calling computers...

Amen, brother! I've been calling computers 'comp(lica)ters' since 1985.

I have to clean/update/fix my wife's PC when she's not at home. Because, when I utter the inevitable stream of F-bombs,...
Forum: Reviews 07-09-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By N804RV
Van's does not update that list every day. I've...

Van's does not update that list every day.

I've been checking every day for back-ordered parts. Sometimes they will go a day or 3 without updating that list. Then when they do, you'll see parts...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-02-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By N804RV
I'm planning on using the Dynon radio as #1 and...

I'm planning on using the Dynon radio as #1 and the GNS430 as #2. They're wired through a PMA6000B audio panel.

I'll have EFIS integration on #1. But, not on #2 as far as I know.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 59,876
Posted By N804RV
I'd love to be a fly on the wall of the SAP tent...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall of the SAP tent at AirVenture this year. Anyone who's going wanna bring back the scuttle butt for the rest of us?
Forum: Autopilots 07-01-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By N804RV
Hey, I'm curious. What did you ever find out...

Hey,

I'm curious. What did you ever find out about this? How did you wire your trim system? I'm in the same boat now.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-29-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,445
Posted By N804RV
Sorry for your loss Smokey. Your dad surely was...

Sorry for your loss Smokey.

Your dad surely was great man. I wish I'd met him!
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By N804RV
Its still going to be 20-25 in/lbs plus drag...

Its still going to be 20-25 in/lbs plus drag torque. Use a small beam torque wrench to measure drag torque. Then, add that value to the specified torque for your final torque value.

Its really...
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By N804RV
My friend tells me that in his RV-8, if he's...

My friend tells me that in his RV-8, if he's above 80kts as he goes over the top, he'll just push and roll out of it. I suspect he's very conservative.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 59,876
Posted By N804RV
When you say "lead to believe", are you saying...

When you say "lead to believe", are you saying that you called the FAA point-of-contact and they told you it had not been recieved? Why such an oblique statement?

Did you get to talk to Justin...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By N804RV
By "round knob", are you talking about the...

By "round knob", are you talking about the "coolie-hat" 5-way switch?

If so, it sounds like you might have the Infinity stick grip. You might need to go to the Infinity website and get in touch...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-13-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 59,876
Posted By N804RV
Its all in the docket: ...

Its all in the docket: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2020-01414/p-74
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,836
Posted By N804RV
Unfortunately, ....I gotta agree with this. I've...

Unfortunately, ....I gotta agree with this. I've gotten back seat rides in 2 different -8s.

One was a real show plane with all the bells and whistles. Between trying to keep my feet off the...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,323
Posted By N804RV
I bought the empennage kit in 1998. Then, I just...

I bought the empennage kit in 1998. Then, I just fit the build around my what and when I could afford.

Now, I find myself successfully unemployed, with the kids grown and on their own, no bills,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,051
Posted By N804RV
In the Navy we "fay-sealed" ribs and lap joints...

In the Navy we "fay-sealed" ribs and lap joints in order to prevent moisture intrusion, particularly in large faying surfaces, such as longeron/skin unions, lap joints at compound curves and anywhere...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,585
Posted By N804RV
Here's all the places in Minnesota where you can...

Here's all the places in Minnesota where you can buy non-ethanol unleaded gas. https://www.pure-gas.org/extensions/maps.jsp?statecode=MN

Just think, throw a couple of 5 gallon jugs in the truck and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By N804RV
You might just try getting up to speed with...

You might just try getting up to speed with Arlington Flight Service. Then, reach out to Terry Burch and see if he can give you the RV checkout.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,051
Posted By N804RV
C-172 rental (need I say more?). Came out to...

C-172 rental (need I say more?). Came out to preflight and quickly dipped the tanks to see how much fuel I needed so I could call for the fuel truck. Didn't notice anything wrong yet.

Preflighted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,142
Posted By N804RV
I'm interested. My #1 wish is a way to track my...

I'm interested.

My #1 wish is a way to track my orders.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 59,876
Posted By N804RV
Yup, and the check's in the mail too! ...

Yup, and the check's in the mail too! :mad::mad::mad:
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By N804RV
This ^^ ! I had planned on ground-adjustable. ...

This ^^ !

I had planned on ground-adjustable. But, didn't realize this until after I riveted the bottom skins. The idea of drilling into a void that I'd just fay-sealed put me off so much, that I...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By N804RV
I put my wings in a rack with the bottom sides...

I put my wings in a rack with the bottom sides facing out. This allowed me to run conduit and install the aileron bellcranks.

I ended up installing and removing those bellcranks several times...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By N804RV
Huh! I didn't have that problem. My wear plates...

Huh! I didn't have that problem. My wear plates and brackets were proper dimensions. And, the final holes were right where they are supposed to be.

I do have the SkyDesigns Aluminum landing gear....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By N804RV
I was frustrated with lining up the plumb bobs. ...

I was frustrated with lining up the plumb bobs. I went and bought 2 4' carpenter's levels from Harbor Freight and clamped them to the outboard face of the each gear leg with them exaclty on center. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By N804RV
If I had it to do over, I'd match drill the wear...

If I had it to do over, I'd match drill the wear plates and brackets to the airframe, then take them off and leave them off until all of the skin riveting is done.

The outboard wear plates cover a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-30-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By N804RV
If you're talking about the call out on DWG 75...

If you're talking about the call out on DWG 75 "Installing the Bottom Skins", Its on plans page 8-43, last item at the bottom of the page.

Final drill 1/4". This is for quickbuild fuselage that...
Forum: Reviews 04-30-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By N804RV
Northwest Avionics +++

Shout out for Marc Edmonds at Northwest Avionics (www.northwestavionics.com)!

Authorized Dynon Dealer.

Excellent customer service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,153
Posted By N804RV
The web store was showing "out of stock" on a...

The web store was showing "out of stock" on a bunch of stuff. But, as I stated in my follow-up post, almost everything I need was actually in stock. I am back-ordered for the 201, a network hub...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By N804RV
I second Aircraft Magneto Service. These guys do...

I second Aircraft Magneto Service. These guys do great work, are pleasant to deal with, and their turn-around time is pretty quick.

They recently did the 500hr on my mag. They do much more than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,153
Posted By N804RV
Just to add what I found out, as the OP; one of...

Just to add what I found out, as the OP; one of the sales/marketing folks reached out to me and said that the online store does not always accurately reflect available stock.

He said that if there's...
Forum: Tools 04-25-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By N804RV
I just bought one of those. Pretty impressed...

I just bought one of those. Pretty impressed with it so far. Swept the table and found X/Y is perpendicular. But Z/Y is just slightly out. Probably need to shim it. But, haven't gotten around to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,153
Posted By N804RV
Dynon "Out of Stock"?

Just noticed the Dynon online store shows "out of stock" for most of the components I need to finish out my avionics package. Has anyone heard anything about this? Is this because of the microchip...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-24-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,086
Posted By N804RV
This explains: ...

This explains: https://www.tekton.com/how-to-accurately-use-a-torque-wrench-with-a-crowfoot-wrench
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By N804RV
Its hard to "preserve" an engine strictly IAW the...

Its hard to "preserve" an engine strictly IAW the Lycoming service letter when its already removed from the airplane. The best you can do without having it pickled before its removed from the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-19-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,742
Posted By N804RV
The big wire shop at the depot facility I worked...

The big wire shop at the depot facility I worked at made up wire bundles from a template, laid out similar to the one in the OP's photo. But, I believe before CAD/CAM was fully implemented, the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-17-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 779,562
Posted By N804RV
Just flipped the "canoe" over. getting ready to...

Just flipped the "canoe" over. getting ready to rivet the cockpit rails and pilot seat back support...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By N804RV
My guess is its the preservative that Andair uses...

My guess is its the preservative that Andair uses on their new parts. Like an earlier poster said, it was just "hanging out" since you installed it.

My Andair fuel pump had quite a bit in it. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,056
Posted By N804RV
Makes me wonder if it were anyone else, it...

Makes me wonder if it were anyone else, it couldn't have been like the LP siding defects a number of years ago. I believe that in the LP siding case a production supervisor decided to skimp on resin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,056
Posted By N804RV
Thanks Scott! IMHO Van's is a lot more...

Thanks Scott!

IMHO Van's is a lot more customer-friendly than some of the other vendors who cater to the EAB...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 59,876
Posted By N804RV
Don't hold your breath. No "official" word since...

Don't hold your breath. No "official" word since their response to the NPRM over a year ago. Everything else has been unofficial rumor and supposition. I suspect we're on our own.

Every day...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By N804RV
I was just looking at the wiring diagram for the...

I was just looking at the wiring diagram for the AV30. The one I saw had a single wire from the GPS to the AV30. And, it is calling it RS232. It uses a shielded wire with the shield grounded at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By N804RV
It doesn't really matter which ones you use as...

It doesn't really matter which ones you use as long and you use the same number tx and rx for each component (ie tx1 and rx1, tx2 and rx2...) Think of each pair as a channel.

If it were me, I'd...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By N804RV
I know you probably aren't looking forward to it....

I know you probably aren't looking forward to it. But IMHO, you're gonna want to add 4 more wires (2 for AV30 and 2 for EDM 830) to P4001.

We routinely "add" and "delete" wires to existing bundles...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By N804RV
Short answer "no". RS232 is a "push-me-pull-me"...

Short answer "no". RS232 is a "push-me-pull-me" kind of circuit. You need both legs. And, each peripheral is treated as a discreet component.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-13-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 662
Posted By N804RV
N804RV Canoe Flipped

Now, it starts to get real! :)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51114459973_de9e0ef305_z.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51113984722_67dfdd741c_z.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By N804RV
Looks to me like there are 4 discreet RS232...

Looks to me like there are 4 discreet RS232 channels on P4001.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51113961262_453329f41a_c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,203
Posted By N804RV
Here's my 2 cents: 1) If you already have a good...

Here's my 2 cents:

1) If you already have a good rep as a scrounger and a "do-er", than by all means, you may be able to build a great airplane for a lot less that many of us. And, get it done in a...
Forum: Propellers 04-06-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By N804RV
His phone wasn't working. Don't know if he ever...

His phone wasn't working. Don't know if he ever got it fixed. But, I believe his email address is still good.

Per latest Kitplanes the Edward Sterba Propeller Company has no web site. Listed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 134,434
Posted By N804RV
I just finished this book. Good read! ...

I just finished this book. Good read! ...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,649
Posted By N804RV
That actually doesn't seem as abrupt as I thought...

That actually doesn't seem as abrupt as I thought it would. Though, I'm sure if that happened on a 'for real' base turn to final, it'd be unrecoverable.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,649
Posted By N804RV
I did my initial aerobatic training in a Pitts...

I did my initial aerobatic training in a Pitts S-2C. Accelerated stalls were pretty abrupt.

I wonder, has anyone gone out and tried slipped/skidded, power on/power off turning stalls in an RV on...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-04-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,649
Posted By N804RV
This thread really bugs me! The accident...

This thread really bugs me!

The accident happened in my local area, at a nearby airfield I have flown in and out of on several occasions. Its one of those little strips, down in the trees that's...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By N804RV
Call me a Luddite. But, I scribble task...

Call me a Luddite. But, I scribble task completion dates and notes in the margin of my builder's plans. And, I take pics when I remember...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,736
Posted By N804RV
That was what I was taught also. I actually had...

That was what I was taught also. I actually had a CFI demonstrate the "pulsation" once. A non-event.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-20-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 59,876
Posted By N804RV
I think "172's" was actually "172S". But, I...

I think "172's" was actually "172S".

But, I went back to the reports, and this was all the pertinent info I could gleen from there:

Ser No SP14-0101
Part No SL36500-A1
Type Aircraft Cessna...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By N804RV
I have a little tailwheel airplane that has a...

I have a little tailwheel airplane that has a fixed "not full-caster" tailwheel with a rigid steering link. The secret is in the geometry.

With full rudder, you get about 45 degrees of t/w...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By N804RV
Those guys might know my brother-in-law, Don...

Those guys might know my brother-in-law, Don Alvord. He recently retired from Textron. I think he had something to do with Cessna and Beech production there in Wichita.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By N804RV
There's also...

There's also this:
https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-0380-Adjustable-Adapter/dp/B000GZND2Q/ref=sr_1_107?dchild=1&keywords=torque+wrench&qid=1616118350&sr=8-107
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By N804RV
You use a dog bone wrench adapter. Has a wrench...

You use a dog bone wrench adapter. Has a wrench on one end and a drive adapter for a torque wrench on the other.

You may have to modify it a bit. Its tough to find one that's exactly what you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By N804RV
Awsome! But, pics or it didn't happen... I'm...

Awsome! But, pics or it didn't happen...

I'm getting close myself. Once we "flip the canoe", we get to start "stuffing the bird"! ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 59,876
Posted By N804RV
You're probably right. But, you don't know what...

You're probably right. But, you don't know what you don't know. And, those pesky little Baker-Risk reports are out there, like a big old scarlet letter for anyone who operates one of those cranks,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By N804RV
Here's a couple of thoughts: 1. Your PTT switch...

Here's a couple of thoughts:

1. Your PTT switch ground must be the same ground potential as your audio common. Best practice is an audio ground point that is on the opposite side of the airplane...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By N804RV
All the avionics "systems" wiring comes with...

All the avionics "systems" wiring comes with excellent documentation, even down to which tools to buy or borrow. Plus, the manufacturers provide great tech support. I think avionics "systems" will...
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