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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By s24789
Sun N Fun Map ?

I realize they are moving home built parking and home built camping but wondering why there is no map detailing the new locations. Anyone have a map ? It is not on the website.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,578
Posted By s24789
Our whelen box just failed and we replaced them...

Our whelen box just failed and we replaced them with aero-lites non tso units. The tail system will be out in March but we replaced the wing tip units. Work great.
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-08-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,867
Posted By s24789
We had a problem that developed after 900 hours...

We had a problem that developed after 900 hours of flying. At specifically 24 kts ground speed the nose would vibrate. ReplaceD nose tire, replaceD strut attach bolt, and checked the breakout...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,858
Posted By s24789
Our flap motor was intermittent. We cleaned it...

Our flap motor was intermittent. We cleaned it but thought it prudent to have a new one on the shelf. Called Usher and they said the same thing. We called Vans and they said call Usher. Worked...
Forum: Florida (South) 10-17-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,781
Posted By s24789
Opa locka has nice facilities and is 10 min cab...

Opa locka has nice facilities and is 10 min cab ride. North Perry is way too busy with flight schools and there is an antenna farm to be mindful of south east of the fields.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,564
Posted By s24789
I think this is the Pat Hatch mod. It requires a...

I think this is the Pat Hatch mod. It requires a new diagonal mount piece. Less costly than the original.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 30,564
Posted By s24789
So we have experienced intermittent flap issues...

So we have experienced intermittent flap issues for a couple of years. Was always intermittent and we thought it was the switch.

It was not the switch. The motor was full of grease. When we...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-20-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,083
Posted By s24789
We have converted all our planes over to Garmin....

We have converted all our planes over to Garmin. Much easier to deal with should problems arise. Great customer service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By s24789
Check your private mail. I sent you two notes....

Check your private mail. I sent you two notes. Kevin
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By s24789
We have two we never used. Send me a private...

We have two we never used. Send me a private email. They are Your?s for shipping, should be a whole dollar at most.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 915
Posted By s24789
We live in South Florida and have evacuated our...

We live in South Florida and have evacuated our RV-7A twice In 9 years. The insurance company was prompt in paying for most of the relocation costs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 498
Posted By s24789
FS More Items Removed for New Panel

The following were removed from our panel during an upgrade.

Sigtronics Sport 200S intercom. I reused the mating connectors so I am providing new Molex mating connectors for the installation....
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By s24789
We have our Stratus 2s mounted on the sub panel...

We have our Stratus 2s mounted on the sub panel for a short wire run to our Stratus ESG.
Forum: COMM 04-11-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,863
Posted By s24789
Just sold ours and cannot remember where we...

Just sold ours and cannot remember where we purchased. When I was looking for the particulars I saw it at Mypilotstore.com
Kevin
Forum: COMM 04-10-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,863
Posted By s24789
Found it. Thanks Kevin

Found it. Thanks
Kevin
Forum: COMM 04-10-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,863
Posted By s24789
Carlos, do you know the manufacturer or part...

Carlos, do you know the manufacturer or part number of this switch box ?
Thanks

Kevin
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By s24789
We replaced ours after about 7 years. We used...

We replaced ours after about 7 years. We used dental picks to remove the old pro seal. Take your time masking and and protecting any area that could accidentally get pro seal dropped on. Best bet...
Forum: ADS-B 10-27-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,978
Posted By s24789
Works great, even in aircraft with heated...

Works great, even in aircraft with heated windshields.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,456
Posted By s24789
Problem apparently has been solved

Here is the epilogue to the nose bounce issue. We did the following anD the problem appears to be gone.

1. Replaced the main tires. They only had about260 landing but we decided to do it.

2....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,456
Posted By s24789
Nose Gear Issue (Long Gospel)

Late last year we developed what we thought was a nose gear shimmy on our RV-7A. The aircraft has 1000 flight hours. It started as a light amplitude shaking noticed on roll out when we were going...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,854
Posted By s24789
The step on our 7A (right side) developed a crack...

The step on our 7A (right side) developed a crack at the top. Lots of posts on this in VAF. We ordered a new ?re-enforced? step and installed it. Install is easy but time consuming to match drill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By s24789
Problem solved. Bolt holding nose strut to...

Problem solved. Bolt holding nose strut to engine mount had lost torque. Replaced with new bolt and nut. We had checked this at each condition inspection but just recently saw shimmy.
Phelps
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By s24789
Hi Ralph, not sure if is fork or wheel bearings...

Hi Ralph, not sure if is fork or wheel bearings as I have not taken it apart. No one home at Van?s till Wednesday. I was concerned asi could not find them at the online store. Day job will keep me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By s24789
Question Noe wheel shimmy & Nose Fork

Noticed a shimmy recently with our 7A at low speed during landing rollout.

Checked the tire pressure and it was low so added air and rechecked. Shimmy was much reduced but still present.

Lifted...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By s24789
Sorry Habs I just saw you have a 12. We have a...

Sorry Habs I just saw you have a 12. We have a 7A.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By s24789
Line the holes in the axel with the nut. The...

Line the holes in the axel with the nut. The reason there are holes on each flat of the nut is to give you options. Carefully tap the cotter key using a slotted screwdriver on the top of the key...
Forum: Florida (South) 08-24-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,675
Posted By s24789
Russ, I live up in Hobe Sound and am partners in...

Russ, I live up in Hobe Sound and am partners in a 7A based in Stuart. Sent you my phone number.
Kevin
Forum: Northeast 06-21-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,515
Posted By s24789
Farmingdale and Sheltair, go there regularly from...

Farmingdale and Sheltair, go there regularly from Florida.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,090
Posted By s24789
We purchased a taxi light and landing lite. ...

We purchased a taxi light and landing lite. Install was easy and we get the same illumination as the GE bulbs. Was looking to reduce current draw. Good price.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,526
Posted By s24789
Congrats, now the fun begins. Enjoy.

Congrats, now the fun begins. Enjoy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By s24789
Question VX Aviation Adio Panel Reviews

Looking to add an audio panel to our 7A. Looking for any info on the VX stereo audio panel. Anyone using this unit ?
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 990
Posted By s24789
Pleasant Surprise

Have used our Stratus 2S for about a year just placing it on the dash. Completed the hardwire install yesterday using our external transponder antenna. What a difference. Double the number of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By s24789
We placed ours on the shelf behind the copilot...

We placed ours on the shelf behind the copilot seat in the baggage compartment. Before we mounted it the we made sure we could reach it from the pilot seat.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,377
Posted By s24789
Do you have the older style oil pressure sensor...

Do you have the older style oil pressure sensor that relies on a case ground? We had the same issue and replaced it with the new style sensor. Just a thought.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,200
Posted By s24789
Do yourself a favor and install a brace from...

Do yourself a favor and install a brace from engine centerline to the aft left baffle. If you don't you will become an expert in repairing the baffle. Check online for examples. Ours, unbraced ,...
Forum: ADS-B 01-23-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,954
Posted By s24789
You need to replace the tray. That is the bad...

You need to replace the tray. That is the bad news? The good news is it is the same size opening. I would do a new connector it is not that many wires. We replaced our 76a with the ESG. You will...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-14-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,273
Posted By s24789
I often go to Stella as a fuel stop and to clear...

I often go to Stella as a fuel stop and to clear customs. I know nothing about the resort, but the runway is fine and the FBO is great. Extra quick turns for fuel and customs is nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,805
Posted By s24789
My in-laws live in Sebastian. I live in Stuart...

My in-laws live in Sebastian. I live in Stuart 50 miles south and have an RV-7A. k_phelps@bellsouth.net
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,733
Posted By s24789
Smile Our check to cover expenses from relocating from...

Our check to cover expenses from relocating from Stuart to Sarasota is "in the mail." Really painless, a single form and copy of receipts.
Forum: COMM 08-31-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,568
Posted By s24789
I purchased a replacement from Stein. About $70 a...

I purchased a replacement from Stein. About $70 a couple of years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,518
Posted By s24789
Stratus ESG Install

Just installed and flew the Stratus ESG xpndr.
Pros - tray is the exact same dimensions and holes are the same as the KT-76A.
GPS antenna install is straight forward. Using serial altitude input...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-22-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,632
Posted By s24789
We met Mannan at Habersham airport on our way to...

We met Mannan at Habersham airport on our way to Oshkosh about four years ago. Found out he wintered just up the road from where we live in Stuart, Fl. He slowed down to fly with us doing loops and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By s24789
Tried and true KT-76A and blind encoder removed. ...

Tried and true KT-76A and blind encoder removed. New tray installed along with new GPS antenna. Wiring harness complete and ready to go in. Hope for smoke test this weekend.
Phelps
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,414
Posted By s24789
Appareo transponder

Has anyone flown the new Appareo ESG Stratus transponder ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,917
Posted By s24789
Turbo I have to stop by and see it. Kevin

Turbo I have to stop by and see it.
Kevin
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 118,607
Posted By s24789
Completed the inspection using a borescope...

Completed the inspection using a borescope yesterday afternoon. It was the only way I could see the rivets. No cracks. Took more time to pull the panels than to inspect the rivets.

Phelps RV-7A
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By s24789
Check your connection first. We always keep a...

Check your connection first. We always keep a spare EGT and CHT probe on the shelf. Easy swap out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,624
Posted By s24789
Ours broke too. A mechanic friend from work...

Ours broke too. A mechanic friend from work helped us make our last ones using two drill bits in a vise to make a radius on both sides at the crimp. No issues so far. We do carry a spare in our...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-19-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,094
Posted By s24789
You might try landing at Marsh Harbor and taking...

You might try landing at Marsh Harbor and taking the ferry to Elbow Key. Marsh has fuel and tie downs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,239
Posted By s24789
I have had 30 3GS and Zulu 2s. Traded in the 30...

I have had 30 3GS and Zulu 2s. Traded in the 30 3GS on Pfx. At first I saw no difference but after a while I feel the difference between the pfx and Zulu 2 is large. I particularly like the the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-25-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,151
Posted By s24789
Sort of like a covertable, just leave it...

Sort of like a covertable, just leave it unlocked. If they want it and it is locked you will be making a new canopy in addition to having suffered stolen avionics.
Just my $.02 worth.
Phelps
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By s24789
Question Life vest

Looking for reviews of the Revere comfort max continuous wear life jacket. Anyone have information about these ?
Thanks
Phelps
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,226
Posted By s24789
The metal crimp on connectors annoyed us so we...

The metal crimp on connectors annoyed us so we purchased dual TC wire connectors from Omega. Make replacements much easier and th connection are not subject to vibration. Have them on 4 CHTs and 4...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-06-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By s24789
We added another smaller hole near the original...

We added another smaller hole near the original hole and ran some wires thru the new hole. Make sure you have a grommet and secure wires. No issues.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,510
Posted By s24789
When we head to KOSH we are heavy with full fuel...

When we head to KOSH we are heavy with full fuel and bags. The issue really is the cg that moves aft in that config with only 5-10 gallons of fuel for landing. We just have to tell ourselves to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,002
Posted By s24789
Friends and the Air Venture Cup Race !

Friends and the Air Venture Cup Race !
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,787
Posted By s24789
We had an issue with using voice out our 496. We...

We had an issue with using voice out our 496. We will get an alternator whine in the intercom and when we turned of the alternator the whine went away. Turned out not to be the alternator but the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,766
Posted By s24789
Btw the way we do it is have one guy on the gun...

Btw the way we do it is have one guy on the gun and another on the tow bar rotating the nose wheel,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,766
Posted By s24789
I believe we used aeroshell #22 synthetic grease....

I believe we used aeroshell #22 synthetic grease. Can't tell you exactly because it is in the grease gun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,766
Posted By s24789
Every time we change the oil we make sure we...

Every time we change the oil we make sure we grease the bearing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,746
Posted By s24789
Could be a suspect oil pressure sender. We had...

Could be a suspect oil pressure sender. We had experienced sporatic high oil pressures until we replace our sender with the new style unit from Dynon.
Kevin
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-24-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,171
Posted By s24789
Chris, I am so sorry for your diagnosis. When I...

Chris, I am so sorry for your diagnosis. When I read it, I thought to myself that is the same stuff they did to my dad in 1983. He was 58 years old and just turned 90 in January of 2015. He is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By s24789
Thanks Pete

Thanks Pete
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By s24789
Alternator voltage regulator cross reference

Looking for a suitable replacement voltage regulator for our Plane Power Al12-EI60 alternator. Hoping for a readily available auto substitute.
Thanks
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