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Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,012
Posted By Pat Stewart
I have the Dynon Skyview on each side with a...

I have the Dynon Skyview on each side with a GTN650 in the middle. When I fly with my wife I put the MAP full screen on the right, she likes the traffic and points out everything she sees coming in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,520
Posted By Pat Stewart
Boy I feel your pain. I try not to use the hot...

Boy I feel your pain. I try not to use the hot start technique unless absolutely neccesary because I fear a back fire and a fire from it. I usually start it with the throttle cracked and mixture at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,787
Posted By Pat Stewart
I run 35 in the nose and 43 in the mains

I run 35 in the nose and 43 in the mains
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,766
Posted By Pat Stewart
Saw the Garmin panel picture, hopefully the Dynon...

Saw the Garmin panel picture, hopefully the Dynon HDX will still be an option.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-03-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Pat Stewart
I have an end T Hangar at Granbury, it sounds...

I have an end T Hangar at Granbury, it sounds like what you need for space. It is the size of 1 1/2 T hangars. It is above your price range at 325 but I think you will find it difficult to beat. Also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,327
Posted By Pat Stewart
I have seen this a couple of times on the 12....

I have seen this a couple of times on the 12. First make sure the rod end dimension is correct on the flaperons. If you decide to squeeze the trailing edge it's the opposite the heavy wing that you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By Pat Stewart
Basic Med is awesome. The best thing that's...

Basic Med is awesome. The best thing that's happened to GA in 60 years. Thank you Senator Inhofe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,149
Posted By Pat Stewart
Pat & Eloise will be there.

Pat & Eloise will be there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,831
Posted By Pat Stewart
It may be repairable but if it were mine I would...

It may be repairable but if it were mine I would never stop worrying about that flight control. Every time I went flying it would be in my head. Repairable or not I would replace.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-08-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,982
Posted By Pat Stewart
I met Monty for the first time 25 years ago at an...

I met Monty for the first time 25 years ago at an Airpark called Cookson Hills in NE Oklahoma where he lived. My father in law was from a near by town called Talequah Ok. Monty and my Father in Law...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,926
Posted By Pat Stewart
Both are great airplanes, you will love the 8. I...

Both are great airplanes, you will love the 8. I would be flying one today but the wife never liked the back seat so flying another wonderful airplane, the 7A.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,926
Posted By Pat Stewart
I believe the word was "Capable". I like many...

I believe the word was "Capable". I like many pilots can handle a cross wind in most cases in either model. But when it's a significant cross wind I always liked having that third wheel up there. But...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,926
Posted By Pat Stewart
Ok Jerry, let's just say for me the 8A is a...

Ok Jerry, let's just say for me the 8A is a better cross wind airplane. I left my 8 in the hangar on many days that I would have flown my 8A. But your the man, period.

Pat
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,926
Posted By Pat Stewart
This question has been posted many times. My...

This question has been posted many times. My personal opinion is the 8 is a sexier looking airplane than the 8A. The 8A is much more cross wind capable. When they are off the ground there is no...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-28-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 763,365
Posted By Pat Stewart
Congrats Patrick, it looks great

Congrats Patrick, it looks great
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,506
Posted By Pat Stewart
Great company with great people.

Great company with great people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By Pat Stewart
Will need a lot of detail, Time on airframe,...

Will need a lot of detail,

Time on airframe, prop and engine.
Detail on engine
Very detailed avionics list
Interior and pictures
Paint and pictures.
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,902
Posted By Pat Stewart
Jesse is correct and depending on what state you...

Jesse is correct and depending on what state you live in you made be required to download and send in the occasional sale form that basically says your not a dealer.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-22-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By Pat Stewart
I would clean up the loose paint and anything...

I would clean up the loose paint and anything else around the screw and wipe down with acetone. Then simply add a little pro seal over the screw area.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,996
Posted By Pat Stewart
You could call vans but I think I can tell you...

You could call vans but I think I can tell you what they will say "Thats pretty darn good". As Mel said, build on.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,123
Posted By Pat Stewart
I have a box with small bits, another with medium...

I have a box with small bits, another with medium size bits and a tray with large bits all side by side in the top of my box. Sitting next to them is a pair of digital calipers.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-03-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,072
Posted By Pat Stewart
IMO All three are great and most will go after...

IMO All three are great and most will go after the one that has the best value. Vans has the air show deal for sun n fun and OSH with the prop combination which is hard to beat. Aero Sport provides a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,612
Posted By Pat Stewart
Well I have built and flown both, I do think the...

Well I have built and flown both, I do think the tail wheel may be a little cooler looking but I will always fly the nose dragger going forward. The pole vault issue is pilot error but it is true the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By Pat Stewart
Walt, Randy, Sean Scott and maybe even the...

Walt, Randy, Sean Scott and maybe even the original builder might stop by. Give me a call and I can provide contact information for some really good talent here in N Texas.

Pat
Two one zero, five...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-06-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By Pat Stewart
Another great RV day. After exchanging emails...

Another great RV day. After exchanging emails from several VAFers I managed to get the GtN650 talking to Skyview (very simple). Went flying I found lots of new stuff on the glass to play with. Later...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,567
Posted By Pat Stewart
I always say we just don't need it, but dang it...

I always say we just don't need it, but dang it we want it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,254
Posted By Pat Stewart
I helped install the Skyview HDX dual screen...

I helped install the Skyview HDX dual screen quick panel with all the bells and whistles in a friends steam gauge RV7A. The product was outstanding with great manuals and customer support. Just like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,254
Posted By Pat Stewart
Outstanding product, highly recommend.

Outstanding product, highly recommend.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-01-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,348
Posted By Pat Stewart
Battery powered socks

Battery powered socks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By Pat Stewart
Thanks all, received several PMs and email...

Thanks all, received several PMs and email exchanges. I appreciate all the information. Sid, sounds like a good idea. Let's do it.

Pat
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By Pat Stewart
Skyview with GTN650/750

Interested in talking to anyone who has experience with the Skyview and GTN 650. Thinking of making the step to an INstrument rating and looking for insight. PM me if interested.

Pat
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-25-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,613
Posted By Pat Stewart
Great post, last week I had the exact same...

Great post, last week I had the exact same problem Paul described only I did not read this thread before attempting to correct the problem. I spent yesterday cleaning all the injectors, seemed likely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,090
Posted By Pat Stewart
Great job Anthony, we are all excited about your...

Great job Anthony, we are all excited about your accomplishment and knowing that this is just the beginning for you and your flying future.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,692
Posted By Pat Stewart
I had just started my first build of four when I...

I had just started my first build of four when I met Doug out at Hicks Airport. At the time I believe I was Jay Pratts best non paying customer. I stopped by Jays almost daily to ask questions. Doug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,383
Posted By Pat Stewart
A J3 Cub kit will do just fine.

A J3 Cub kit will do just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,428
Posted By Pat Stewart
There of different thoughts on this but here...

There of different thoughts on this but here goes. On a New Lycoming I like to change the oil after the first five hours and the second oil change at 30 hrs total time. I am also a big advocate of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,185
Posted By Pat Stewart
Walt is spot on, nothing fragile about the 7A...

Walt is spot on, nothing fragile about the 7A nose gear. I see the 14 as having more room than the 7 and for a well equipped 14 you will have 185k invested. It's a two seat 10 but I do love it and if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By Pat Stewart
Camera Options

Wife wants to buy me something for Christmas which means I need to buy something for the airplane and thank her for it. Considering a camera that can be used inside and outside the airplane. There...
Forum: Reviews 10-30-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,320
Posted By Pat Stewart
The best engine shop in the country, hands down.

The best engine shop in the country, hands down.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,811
Posted By Pat Stewart
Your correct, remove the return first.

Your correct, remove the return first.
Forum: Canada 10-19-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,778
Posted By Pat Stewart
Based on your mission it seems like the 12 is a...

Based on your mission it seems like the 12 is a great fit. I also built a 12 and it is a sweet airplane for sport flying. My wife actually likes riding in the 12 better than our 7A.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,811
Posted By Pat Stewart
John nailed it, unfortunately I am also doing...

John nailed it, unfortunately I am also doing this on a friends airplane. Take the fuel vent line off the bottom of the tank first and when you reinstall put it on last, it will be much easier to...
Forum: Safety 10-18-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,514
Posted By Pat Stewart
Great thread, thanks. As a heppy Dynon customer...

Great thread, thanks. As a heppy Dynon customer flying a 7A with two screens I am curious how well the Dynon equipment survived the over voltage prior to turning off the power to the instruments....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,910
Posted By Pat Stewart
I had a bad experience at a flyin with my first...

I had a bad experience at a flyin with my first RV8, it was less that a week old and I stopped at a nearby airport for fuel, I went into the FBO for assistance and after returning to the plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,191
Posted By Pat Stewart
Over the years I have cracked a couple of these...

Over the years I have cracked a couple of these which results in a fiberglass repair on the inside and cosmetic repair on the outside. My rule of thumb is my thumb, I now trim the wheel pants so that...
Forum: Safety 09-17-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,210
Posted By Pat Stewart
I have the same hammer and I have also thought if...

I have the same hammer and I have also thought if required I could also use the fire extinguisher.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By Pat Stewart
Thanks Ernie, found it for 104 with free shipping...

Thanks Ernie, found it for 104 with free shipping from Amazon. Just ordered it, thanks everyone for the quick response.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By Pat Stewart
I put a trickle charger on it yesterday and it...

I put a trickle charger on it yesterday and it took several hours but at least the charger said charged. I will take another look.

Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-17-2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By Pat Stewart
Master Relay

So I left the Master turned on last weekend and found a dead battery yesterday. No problem just charge the battery and go fly. Well that did not fix it. Tried to start and it acted as though the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,956
Posted By Pat Stewart
Congrats, you will love the RV12.

Congrats, you will love the RV12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,110
Posted By Pat Stewart
Based on the location of the checklist and...

Based on the location of the checklist and glasses relative to the crash site along with the length of the ground roll I wonder if ....[ed. speculation removed. dr]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,033
Posted By Pat Stewart
I buy oil in Granbury Texas KGDJ just SW of Fort...

I buy oil in Granbury Texas KGDJ just SW of Fort Worth. The airport has four cars and several great restaurants within 2 miles of the airport.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-04-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By Pat Stewart
Petit Jean Camping

Who from the Texas area is camping at Petit Jean this year.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-31-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By Pat Stewart
Aero Country T31

Trying to fly into T31 for a few hours on Saturday, phone recording says limited parking space and I assume no courtesy car. Just curious if it is safe to leave my RV tied down on the ramp for 4...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,287
Posted By Pat Stewart
Lots of things running through my mind, the first...

Lots of things running through my mind, the first one is that the autopilot disconnected and it started climbing, how aggressive was the climb and is it possible that the aircraft was significantly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-12-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,597
Posted By Pat Stewart
If you inflate the mains to about 42 you should...

If you inflate the mains to about 42 you should be able to let the air out of the nose tire and be able to get it level forward and aft as well. Use a level for side to side and forward and aft, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,782
Posted By Pat Stewart
Defiantly three on board and a little help from...

Defiantly three on board and a little help from the almighty. Congrats and God Bless.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,962
Posted By Pat Stewart
This is the way I have always done it but I only...

This is the way I have always done it but I only run the fuel pump for about 3 seconds, last night it backfired while starting with a nice puff of smoke so of course I kept cranking till it started....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,962
Posted By Pat Stewart
Hot Start procedure

I have a 7A with an YIO360M1B. If this thing runs for just 10 minutes it will require a hot start to get it running. I am interested in what others have done to prevent this issue and or your hot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 805
Posted By Pat Stewart
K Factor

Recently installed dual Skyviews in a friends 7A. It has an O360A1A with a fixed pitch prop. We need to set the K Factor for fuel flow and so we can shorten the fine tuning we are interested in what...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-30-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Pat Stewart
Not sure that's a good idea, I would stick with...

Not sure that's a good idea, I would stick with the plans. Thousands flying out there per plans with great results.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,941
Posted By Pat Stewart
Looks great, love the electric flaps and the...

Looks great, love the electric flaps and the center console, I really wish they had moved the fuel to the wings, still the only item on this aircraft I don't like.
Forum: Texas (North) 07-15-2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By Pat Stewart
4 or 5 of us departing early am on the 23rd out...

4 or 5 of us departing early am on the 23rd out of Pecan and Granbury weather permitting.
Forum: Midwest 07-12-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,650
Posted By Pat Stewart
I hope this is a big misunderstanding. This shop...

I hope this is a big misunderstanding. This shop has been one of the most respected for many years.
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