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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,853
Posted By robertahegy
I had a Tanis system on every AC engine I have...

I had a Tanis system on every AC engine I have ever owned and left them continually plugged in during cold temps and they never failed. Four Lycomings and one Rotax. Best system you can get....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By robertahegy
Congratulations to both of you. Enjoy that...

Congratulations to both of you. Enjoy that retirement. Well earned and deserved.

Roberta:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,408
Posted By robertahegy
Happy Birthday, Van! My RV Grin will never fade...

Happy Birthday, Van! My RV Grin will never fade away. I smile every time I think of my RV-7A and the Great Man who designed it and made it possible. Greatest Kit Planes Ever and Always.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By robertahegy
Happy Veteran's Day to all our Vets and Service...

Happy Veteran's Day to all our Vets and Service Men and Women. My Granddaughter is currently serving in the Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant and deployed in Saudi Arabia. Thank You Alyssa.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By robertahegy
I think I used BOE SHIELD? back in 2002. Sloshed...

I think I used BOE SHIELD? back in 2002. Sloshed it around in the tubes.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By robertahegy
Check the float level.

Check the float level.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By robertahegy
You could get by without them on a 7, but a7A is...

You could get by without them on a 7, but a7A is a hike up on the wing. You may be OK with that but you may have passengers who could use the step. And as we age, our agility may not be so good and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,148
Posted By robertahegy
I always flew left side, but drive my boat on the...

I always flew left side, but drive my boat on the starboard side.

Roberta:)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,107
Posted By robertahegy
WOW!! Thanks for sharing!! Roberta:):):)

WOW!! Thanks for sharing!!

Roberta:):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By robertahegy
Here are pictures of the model and...

Here are pictures of the model and original.

Roberta

https://i.imgur.com/5DY44sB.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CrkqHju.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-27-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By robertahegy
This is how I trimmed...

This is how I trimmed mine.

Roberta

https://i.imgur.com/RWQCE7j.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By robertahegy
I had "Gift of Wings" do my RV7A. They did the...

I had "Gift of Wings" do my RV7A. They did the bubble canopy and full interior. The model is PERFECT and BEAUTIFUL. I don't know who they actually use to make the models but here is a link to their...
Forum: Midwest 07-26-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 36,081
Posted By robertahegy
Our visit to Airventure was especially great this...

Our visit to Airventure was especially great this year. It was wonderful to see old friends again and see the new RV developments like the RV-15. It looks like it will be another popular build and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,377
Posted By robertahegy
Back in 2003 I use Boeshield. I poured some in...

Back in 2003 I use Boeshield. I poured some in the tubes and sloshed it around and poured out excess. Not sure if that is SOP anymore.

Roberta
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,326
Posted By robertahegy
Yup, don't want to mix up CD with ID solenoids....

Yup, don't want to mix up CD with ID solenoids. Using an ID solenoid in place of a CD will put unnecessary draw on the battery. A CD in place of the ID may not be rated for starting current. The...
Forum: The RV Grin 01-21-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,814
Posted By robertahegy
Congratulations!! Love the Green. Looks like a...

Congratulations!! Love the Green. Looks like a Porsche color.

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,521
Posted By robertahegy
I have never used a DRDT-2 but I would guess the...

I have never used a DRDT-2 but I would guess the speed at which the metal is upset is as important as the pressure. I know my pneumatic squeezer was very quick and a hammer blow on the C frame is...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,521
Posted By robertahegy
I used a C-Frame for most of my dimpling and a...

I used a C-Frame for most of my dimpling and a pneumatic squeezer when possible due to location. I built my 4x8 foot work table with six 4x4 legs and 2x8 frame under the plywood and MFD top. It is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By robertahegy
Never had a problem with heat hanging up in the...

Never had a problem with heat hanging up in the ceiling. our ceiling is sloped up from the garage portion about 9 feet up to the flat portion by the plane at 14 feet. Maybe the slope helps mix up the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By robertahegy
Twenty years ago we completely insulated our...

Twenty years ago we completely insulated our attached Garage/Hangar and installed a Reznor gas Modine type heater. 125K BTUs. Our garage/hangar is about 1800 square feet with a three car garage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,501
Posted By robertahegy
Mineral spirits applied with spray and/or brush (...

Mineral spirits applied with spray and/or brush ( brush loosens caked on grime) and rinse with hot water from a laundry tub faucet and garden hose. High pressure is too invasive.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-06-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,340
Posted By robertahegy
I new Ted from the Van's Aircraft Forum and also...

I new Ted from the Van's Aircraft Forum and also the Glen L Boat Builders Forum. We met several times at EAA and also the Glen L boat Gatherings and ACBS Boat Shows. We both built Van's Planes and...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-25-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,940
Posted By robertahegy
I built one out of PVC pipe and plastic sheeting...

I built one out of PVC pipe and plastic sheeting and used furnace filters and a box fan for positive pressure. It was about 12x18 feet. I was able to make light bars and hang them on the sides and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-15-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,791
Posted By robertahegy
Trim it close, make the cut, then finish the...

Trim it close, make the cut, then finish the trimming. The canopy will rest on the roll bar and then finish trimming the side skirts and the joint between front and aft pieces. Cut the front a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,883
Posted By robertahegy
I taped off the area with masking tape and...

I taped off the area with masking tape and penciled in the cutout shape. Then I used a Dremel with a cutoff wheel staying away from the lines by about 1/8 inch, a bit more in the corners. Once the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-19-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By robertahegy
I set the wings long before the fuselage was...

I set the wings long before the fuselage was completed. Much easier to reach things. I used hardware store 1/4" bolts in the outside and inside four holes on each wing. Those are so far apart that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By robertahegy
Those pics are Great!! Pretty much exactly what I...

Those pics are Great!! Pretty much exactly what I did on my 7A. I also needed to trim the corner off the rivet plate. The bend was too severe to conform with the fuselage. That should help you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By robertahegy
On my 7A quick build, the fuselage did come with...

On my 7A quick build, the fuselage did come with a pre-punched hole for the steps. On the outer rivet flange, on the step itself, the second vertical row of holes lined up with the rivet line on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,809
Posted By robertahegy
With squeezing, it is important to have the tool...

With squeezing, it is important to have the tool set correctly, whether it is a pneumatic or hand squeezer. An adjustable set is really important to have because of the many different size and length...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,096
Posted By robertahegy
Touring Lycoming is a Great Experience. Rich and...

Touring Lycoming is a Great Experience. Rich and I toured the plant back in 2003 when we picked up our 0-360-A1A. After the tour, they loaded up our new engine all ready to go. On the way back to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,547
Posted By robertahegy
God Speed, Mel!! Hang in there and do keep up...

God Speed, Mel!! Hang in there and do keep up with PT.

Roberta:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By robertahegy
On another note, if you are doing a major panel...

On another note, if you are doing a major panel makeover and replacing steam gages with a glass panel, weigh all the old items and things removed (note the datum as well) and weigh the new items and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By robertahegy
You could use clip nuts instead of riveted nut...

You could use clip nuts instead of riveted nut plates.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/categories/aircraft_parts/ap/menus/ha/nut_clip.html

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,233
Posted By robertahegy
I would be real concerned about that tree line on...

I would be real concerned about that tree line on the south end. Plus the draining appears more on the SW corner, if I have my orientation correct. It looks better to do a 16/34 orientation to me and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,234
Posted By robertahegy
I'd be careful not to get too small of a gap...

I'd be careful not to get too small of a gap between the front top skin and the tipup. The two tend to want to butt edges when opened. Plus you need to allow for paint.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,956
Posted By robertahegy
Looks like some really good piloting to get it...

Looks like some really good piloting to get it down in a clearing and avoid the power lines. God was with them that day. Speedy recovery,

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,665
Posted By robertahegy
Scoop or Snorkel is purely a matter of opinion as...

Scoop or Snorkel is purely a matter of opinion as far as aesthetics. I sort of like the scoop myself. Either way, it is an RV and has to be BEAUTIFUL.

Roberta:):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,608
Posted By robertahegy
Pictures sent. Roberta

Pictures sent.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,608
Posted By robertahegy
Not seeing your message in my PM in basket. Try...

Not seeing your message in my PM in basket. Try sending it again.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,608
Posted By robertahegy
Did the original builder install the canopy...

Did the original builder install the canopy jettison mechanism or just use pins or bolts to hold the canopy hinges? I would think if you can remove the entire canopy and frame, you should be able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,608
Posted By robertahegy
I built a 7A tip up which should be the same...

I built a 7A tip up which should be the same construction as the 9(A). There was an option to add stiffeners to the front of the canopy frame. These stiffeners kept the frame from wallowing and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By robertahegy
If you are making a frame to stack the equipment...

If you are making a frame to stack the equipment and using the trays supplied with most equipment, I would cut one hole to fit both items. The hole should be cut to allow the equipment to slide in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,014
Posted By robertahegy
I wish Dan could use the system used by Glen L to...

I wish Dan could use the system used by Glen L to post pictures. Requires no host like we need to use now and very easy to upload pics right from your computer or phone. All the pictures I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,088
Posted By robertahegy
Over the years attending EAA Airventure I saw a...

Over the years attending EAA Airventure I saw a lot of homebuilts and RVs that ran from wretched to WONDERFUL. But the day I sat in Van's RV9 was the day I knew I would have to build an RV. The CNC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,390
Posted By robertahegy
You could check with Van's, using the tail kit...

You could check with Van's, using the tail kit number, and see if there are any revisions to the kit and then obtain any revised parts needed. The cost of revised parts combined with the cost of the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-01-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,282
Posted By robertahegy
Sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you and your...

Sorry for your loss!! Prayers for you and your family.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,399
Posted By robertahegy
Praying for you and everyone affected by all this...

Praying for you and everyone affected by all this bad weather and flooding. Stay safe!!

Roberta :(
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-29-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,181
Posted By robertahegy
I am assuming you are doing a tip up? I used just...

I am assuming you are doing a tip up? I used just screws with nylock nuts and washers. Screws were tapered head, I think #8. Once shaped, position the aft window and clamp in place. Drill the holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,818
Posted By robertahegy
We've had our Wilson Bi-fold door on our hangar...

We've had our Wilson Bi-fold door on our hangar home for 25 years and is working perfectly. Very sturdy aluminum frame that can be clad in almost...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,527
Posted By robertahegy
You being in CA, Mike Seager would be the likely...

You being in CA, Mike Seager would be the likely choice. I would call him to get a good idea on lead time, based on your completion date. And yes, get significant training prior to transition...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,527
Posted By robertahegy
Mike is the BEST!! Roberta:):):):)

Mike is the BEST!!

Roberta:):):):)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,593
Posted By robertahegy
Love it!!! Roberta :):):):):):):)

Love it!!!

Roberta :):):):):):):)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,333
Posted By robertahegy
This is why one of the first things Van's...

This is why one of the first things Van's instructs you to do is to fully read and fully understand the plans, construction procedure, and process before even starting any construction. This helps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,963
Posted By robertahegy
We insulated and heated our attached hangar at...

We insulated and heated our attached hangar at our airpark home back in 2000. We keep the hangar heated to 45 degrees all winter. The efficient Modine style gas heaters cost very little to heat to 45...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,688
Posted By robertahegy
Your hangar is pretty big. We have an 1800 sq....

Your hangar is pretty big. We have an 1800 sq. ft. hangar attached to our home. I went with a 125K BTU Reznor heater, much like Tooch's. You will need to run electric and gas lines to it and provide ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,414
Posted By robertahegy
I think the Piper Cherokee nosewheel bearing...

I think the Piper Cherokee nosewheel bearing setup is the best design. Uses standard size bearings and an adequate axle. Easy to service, too.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By robertahegy
I did not slot that part because I did not want...

I did not slot that part because I did not want to eject the canopy. I did install the release mechanism to make removing the canopy for maintenance easier. If you do not want the canopy ejection in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,304
Posted By robertahegy
State Farm. They were also great with insuring...

State Farm. They were also great with insuring our amateur built boats. Been with them for many years.

Roberta
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By robertahegy
When I sold my 7A to a gentleman out in...

When I sold my 7A to a gentleman out in Washington State, I recommended he hire Mike Seager. Mike and the new owner flew commercial to Milwaukee, WI, where I picked them up to overnight at our home....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,001
Posted By robertahegy
Back in 2004 we contacted an instructor through...

Back in 2004 we contacted an instructor through the Colorado Pilots Association. The pilot I flew with was a weather briefer at Centennial so we flew out of there. I spent the morning with Bill Dunn ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,320
Posted By robertahegy
I think there is usually a restrictor fitting in...

I think there is usually a restrictor fitting in the oil line to the gage sender. Maybe it got plugged with foreign material preventing pressure from properly ramping up.

Roberta
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,150
Posted By robertahegy
I see that you are the second owner and probably...

I see that you are the second owner and probably not the builder. I assume you are referring to a tip up canopy latch. I never had any issues with the standard Van's design on mine and I drilled a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,450
Posted By robertahegy
I would contact Mike Seager's Wife Georgianna....

I would contact Mike Seager's Wife Georgianna. She makes much of the stuff Van's sells and probably could custom make things for you. I think she is still doing the embroidery and probably can get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,017
Posted By robertahegy
Just pretend you are landing a Longeze. Roberta

Just pretend you are landing a Longeze.

Roberta
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