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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Paul 5r4
To answer a couple of questions. Total time since...

To answer a couple of questions. Total time since new nine years ago is about 550 hours. I’ve never burned anything except avgas. I would say yes the red cube is mounted correctly. It’s been...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Paul 5r4
Red Cube failure mode

I've been having some weird indications regarding ROP/PK/LOP lately. Flying along and at full rich it will sometimes float between the three. I have the Dynon D100/D120. I've checked everything I...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hmmm

Regarding JDeanda's post above... I'm not a jerk or anything but... IF I knew I had a right to be where I was I don't believe I'd have been so quick to turn around. I know I would have ask why and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Paul 5r4
I ordered all kits at the same time. You're...

I ordered all kits at the same time. You're right... A chunk of change. When they arrived, right away I felt like I had for the first time in my life bitten off more than I could chew. After a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Paul 5r4
It is part of my prelanding checklist as well. ...

It is part of my prelanding checklist as well. "Brakes and Belts" is what I say. I've practiced a no brake landing using only the opposite brake. My no brake procedure goes something like this. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By Paul 5r4
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Paul 5r4
I had a cessna 152 for 10 years. Had crazing on...

I had a cessna 152 for 10 years. Had crazing on the back window. I polished as much as possible and no changes. I agree with MacCool that it's not surface. Likely that no amount of polishing will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,590
Posted By Paul 5r4
I flew to Dauphin Island, Alabama. Only across...

I flew to Dauphin Island, Alabama. Only across Mobile Bay for but still a beautiful and peaceful place that never gets old. There are restaurants that will come pick you up at the airport then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By Paul 5r4
Sad.... Peaceful Rest.

Sad.... Peaceful Rest.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By Paul 5r4
I just mailed mine off yesterday! My quote was...

I just mailed mine off yesterday! My quote was the exact same as last year. I did increase coverage a bit so my price did go up. From the lowest premiums I had a few years back my policy has...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-21-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By Paul 5r4
You hooo yeee hawww and all that good stuff! ...

You hooo yeee hawww and all that good stuff! :-)

I plan on being there! HBC.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Paul 5r4
I haven't seen the thread you're referring to. ...

I haven't seen the thread you're referring to. I've done all the inspections on my RV. Most all of the screws you remove you can reuse. DON'T put one back in if the head is messed up because when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,098
Posted By Paul 5r4
Plus one here

Plus one here
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By Paul 5r4
Plus 1 for Flyleds!!! I've had mine several...

Plus 1 for Flyleds!!! I've had mine several years and very happy with these super bright strobes and position lights. Paul will treat you right!
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,925
Posted By Paul 5r4
I flew my first flight. HALFWAY considered...

I flew my first flight. HALFWAY considered getting someone else to do it but realized there was no way I'd let that happen. For insurance purposes I did have transition training with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have been flying behind an ifly 740 with the...

I have been flying behind an ifly 740 with the same adventure pilot software as back up on a nexus tablet for several years. The 740 drives the AP. They have worked flawlessly. In my opinion......
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-31-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,868
Posted By Paul 5r4
I don't remember who I used... maybe aircraft...

I don't remember who I used... maybe aircraft engravers. I did my panel in the typical plastic engraving style. I was in the navy from 76-84 and spent some time sitting in and admiring the cockpits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,899
Posted By Paul 5r4
The OP checklist is outstanding. I would love to...

The OP checklist is outstanding. I would love to see pictures of other folks in cockpit checklists.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,950
Posted By Paul 5r4
Prayer for you and to find the help you need. ...

Prayer for you and to find the help you need. God is good all the time and all the time God is good!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By Paul 5r4
If it's just a matter of crating and shipping.......

If it's just a matter of crating and shipping.... Would they let you come and pick it up. Sounds like this is affecting lots of people. Maybe a few folks ban together and rent a truck then go pick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,057
Posted By Paul 5r4
I agree it's a hopeless battle to fight city hall...

I agree it's a hopeless battle to fight city hall kind of situation. If funds permit buy a cessna 150/152 that is flying then you'd be meeting their requirements. You could have it to fly and build...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By Paul 5r4
If they are new then perhaps a small amount of...

If they are new then perhaps a small amount of brake fluid got onto the caliper during assembly and eventually ran down to the point where enough collected and dripped a time or two. I would clean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By Paul 5r4
I had about 10 hours since I had made the maiden...

I had about 10 hours since I had made the maiden first flight in my 7A. I had a cessna 152 I had been flying for 10 years and thought I needed to fly it just to stir the oil etc. When I took off in...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,275
Posted By Paul 5r4
Maybe I am a bit naive here but I don't see the...

Maybe I am a bit naive here but I don't see the problem with ATC or anyone on flight tracker software knowing my N number and seeing where I am. I certainly don't want big brother tracking my phone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,191
Posted By Paul 5r4
I tried to find the ATC audio from youtube but...

I tried to find the ATC audio from youtube but can't seem to run across it. When I look up my recently viewed stuff it stops at Dec. 27, 2020. If I do find it, I'll post a link.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,191
Posted By Paul 5r4
Pan Pan vs Mayday

I have a question. I listened to the audio of a controller... I think somewhere in the North East part of the country but not sure.... anyway, he had an aircraft several miles out over water and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 128,299
Posted By Paul 5r4
book

Angles of Attack by Peter Hunt.

A-6 Inturder pilot tells the story of his flights into Iraq during operation desert storm. Felt like I was in the cockpit with him. Great read.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,596
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have dynon probes and have replaced only one...

I have dynon probes and have replaced only one just last year. It had 8 years and about 500 hours on it. That one was giving bad readings and when I pulled it out, it was about half...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,596
Posted By Paul 5r4
FCC license

You guys mention the FCC lic is required. Is it required in the CONUS or just with a trip to the Bahamas? I had one as a student pilot but at some point my instructor told me it wasn't required any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,199
Posted By Paul 5r4
I would NOT EVEN CONSIDER anything certified. At...

I would NOT EVEN CONSIDER anything certified. At the airport I hear guys frequently enough chatting about their planes. At some point I causally ask about their fuel burn..... WOW. Takes a lot of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By Paul 5r4
jcarne.... I could not agree more. I never look...

jcarne.... I could not agree more. I never look at my glass ASI and rarely the altimeter. (I have steam back up ASI and altimeter). My eyes ALWAYS go to analog. I think the reason is because...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-04-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,757
Posted By Paul 5r4
best memories are the ones that happen unexpectedly

I had gone to VA to visit my son in the navy many years ago. I was solo on my way back from Norfolk to Gulf Shores, Al in my old Cessna 152. I was approaching Eufaula, Al at about sunset. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,960
Posted By Paul 5r4
I was a machinest for many years and have removed...

I was a machinest for many years and have removed many broken studs and the occasional broken tap. As others have said.... gently back and forth twisting is most likely to succeed. If that fails...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thanks for sharing your story Paul! You gave us...

Thanks for sharing your story Paul! You gave us a tiny glimpse of MCC... behind the manuals, procedures and rules. A little insight of the human beings and their interaction with machines that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,519
Posted By Paul 5r4
Flash drives weren't available when I built my...

Flash drives weren't available when I built my 7A... at least I don't think they were. My only real input is this. The plans that will come with the kit are the best. Like someone said all...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-23-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,759
Posted By Paul 5r4
Removing tank

+1 here for removing the tank. I've had mine off a couple times and not too much of an issue. The thing is it will give you unhindered access to that area you're working on. The good thing is...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-27-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,303
Posted By Paul 5r4
So sad. Praying for this mans family.

So sad. Praying for this mans family.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,977
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hi Jason and welcome aboard. We are truly glad...

Hi Jason and welcome aboard. We are truly glad to have you. Here on VAF, you're in good company... no strangers around this place!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,885
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hey Carl N. Thanks for the laugh!!

Hey Carl N. Thanks for the laugh!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,885
Posted By Paul 5r4
I was flying from my home base of Foley, Alabama...

I was flying from my home base of Foley, Alabama to Petit Jean, AK a few years back. I usually time my consumption of coffee/drinks pretty good but not this time. After a couple hours of flying,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-12-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 24,359
Posted By Paul 5r4
I don't know why the pictures loaded up side...

I don't know why the pictures loaded up side ways. When looking at the pictures, tilting your head to the left helps.

Here's my super low tech, cheap, and light weight, (12ozs), approach to control...
Forum: COMM 09-06-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By Paul 5r4
Initial results for handheld comm radio flight test

Hey Everyone. Finally got a chance to get the new external antenna installed. New RG 400 coax run that ends just to left of the left seat. Easy inflight reach to hook up handheld if needed. The...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-02-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,904
Posted By Paul 5r4
How to sigh up

I went to the group thing and it says to sign up go to the data base section. Where is that?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-01-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,648
Posted By Paul 5r4
Anyone know if the chili cook off is going to be...

Anyone know if the chili cook off is going to be a go this year??? I'd like to put in on my calander!
Forum: Formation Flying 09-01-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,904
Posted By Paul 5r4
Is this an event for folks to come to that aren't...

Is this an event for folks to come to that aren't interested in actually doing any formation? Maybe just sit in and listen to a few of the talks about it and watch others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,663
Posted By Paul 5r4
Oh my friend.... You did EXACTLY the right thing...

Oh my friend.... You did EXACTLY the right thing coming here. There's not a single soul on this site that won't support you 1000%. The negative people, and the world is full of them, can't reach up...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,357
Posted By Paul 5r4
I was going to upgrade my 7A to IFR a year ago...

I was going to upgrade my 7A to IFR a year ago but never did due to nearly at retirement age and didn't want to spend that much. During my extensive researching of the bat/alt subject I kept ending...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,790
Posted By Paul 5r4
5 years

I built by quick build 7A in 5 years. Here's the biggest key to a "quicker build"
on any of the kits. Have the project in you house/garage/building/whatever so that's is nearly immediately...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By Paul 5r4
It would be fun if a few showed up for a...

It would be fun if a few showed up for a Friday/Saturday kind of thing. I wonder if the camping grounds are "closed" if we could still pitch a tent? Wonder what the water/shower status might be and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By Paul 5r4
Hmmmmm....... :-) Just might work.

Hmmmmm....... :-)

Just might work.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,647
Posted By Paul 5r4
I had a couple screws on the upper gear leg...

I had a couple screws on the upper gear leg fairings of all places that kept coming out. Now if I remove them, I always put a dab of RTV on the threads before screwing them in. Haven't lost another...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,099
Posted By Paul 5r4
I understand the reasons for the decisions and...

I understand the reasons for the decisions and can just imagine the logistical nightmare a 2020 PJ might create for Bill and Jerry. A big thank you to Bill and Jerry for all they've done. With that...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,223
Posted By Paul 5r4
PJ 2020

I posted the date (Oct. 16-18th), information I had on the FB page July 8th. This was Jerry Response:

Jerry Homsley Yep.... still good! A few things will be slightly different this year, but we...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
Posted By Paul 5r4
One other thing I forgot to add to the list is...

One other thing I forgot to add to the list is one of your spark plugs not firing which causes the exhaust gases to burn slower as they exit down into the exhaust thus increasing the EGT. A bad or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,744
Posted By Paul 5r4
Has to be one of the following. Bad EGT...

Has to be one of the following.
Bad EGT probe
Poor electrical connection/ground
induction leak
timing issue
small piece of trash??? stopping the exhaust valve from completely closing.

Your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,538
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thanks to each one for your experience and...

Thanks to each one for your experience and thoughts regarding fuel/oil lines. I've been corresponding with Tom at TS Flightlines and feeling like I'm going to go ahead and change mine out. One...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,538
Posted By Paul 5r4
The two links referenced above don't take me...

The two links referenced above don't take me anywhere. Thanks Tom! After chatting with you on the phone, I'll be sending you some pictures tomorrow probably.

Edited. Regarding your link..... I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,538
Posted By Paul 5r4
Fuel and oil line change interval

Quick question..... Is there a time that fuel/oil lines should be replaced with new?
Mine were the standard from Vans that came with FF kit and have been trouble free for 8 years. I'm wondering if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,448
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have the nose job on my 7A. It's been a long...

I have the nose job on my 7A. It's been a long time since I installed it... like 8 or 9 years so my memory is being really challenged. If I remember correctly..... I don't recall there being a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,383
Posted By Paul 5r4
Not really RV related but involved scammers. I...

Not really RV related but involved scammers. I would encourage everyone to do this. I changed my bank debit card alerts from email, (which I don't often check), to text alerts. I was home one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,764
Posted By Paul 5r4
Scott, I agree with you 15% seemed low. I...

Scott, I agree with you 15% seemed low. I figured my friend must have meant by the original purchaser. Let's face it though.... building a flyable aircraft is a huge undertaking. I've never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,764
Posted By Paul 5r4
When I had finished building and then test flew...

When I had finished building and then test flew my 7A, a retired FedEx pilot a couple hanger spaces down from me came up and said "I want to shank your hand and congratulate you." I said thanks and...
Forum: Safety 06-22-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,490
Posted By Paul 5r4
Once in my 7A I felt that something didn't feel...

Once in my 7A I felt that something didn't feel right with the rudder pedals. I don't recall if I was on the ground or airborne. After a little investigating I found the passenger seat belt laying...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-11-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,211
Posted By Paul 5r4
For a short while I was turning on only the...

For a short while I was turning on only the battery side of master to start the engine then turning on the alt. I had read this sends a couple more amps to the starter. Soon after my alt failed. I...
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