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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,846
Posted By Paul 5r4
Received the K&P filter yesterday and I'm...

Received the K&P filter yesterday and I'm impressed. Looking forward to the next oil change to install it.

My post purchase review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HpGdVs166A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Paul 5r4
In response to Ben's comment above. I had the...

In response to Ben's comment above. I had the same thoughts. In this world how many have built their own plane. When I finished mine a retired FedEX pilot at my home field congratulated me and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By Paul 5r4
The last time I was at Oshkosh, I was chatting...

The last time I was at Oshkosh, I was chatting with two ladies that were volunteers. We were discussing the wonderful thrills of seeing and watching all the planes landing, taking off and around the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By Paul 5r4
Before I was a nurse, I was a machinist for 15...

Before I was a nurse, I was a machinist for 15 years. I agree 100%. Doesn't look like anything that could come from inside the engine. Had to be left over from mfg. process. A chip like that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,217
Posted By Paul 5r4
I've had two alternator failures away from home. ...

I've had two alternator failures away from home. I have the tools onboard to complete a change. I use an automotive alt so it's available at most
auto/air parts store. Also have tubes, fuel sump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By Paul 5r4
I received one too. I did not try to check my...

I received one too. I did not try to check my message using it but checked through the site and no messages for me. I figured it was spam/scam type stuff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,846
Posted By Paul 5r4
The FBO where I've always bought my oil filter...

The FBO where I've always bought my oil filter says they won't be selling them to the public any longer because they can't get any like the rest of us. They have a small fleet of aircraft to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-06-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,458
Posted By Paul 5r4
So sorry... prayers for the two that perished and...

So sorry... prayers for the two that perished and their families!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,204
Posted By Paul 5r4
Prayers going up for this mans recovery!

Prayers going up for this mans recovery!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,412
Posted By Paul 5r4
In response to Dean Pichon of post 24. I'm going...

In response to Dean Pichon of post 24. I'm going to just think out loud here. You compare the inflight loads on the rudder as to a gusty wind side load on the rudder... these are completely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,412
Posted By Paul 5r4
I don't like anything that secures the rudder...

I don't like anything that secures the rudder anywhere close to the hinge line. A gust of wind will have SO MUCH leverage and IMO possibly damaging the rudder, (and even worse... perhaps in an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,404
Posted By Paul 5r4
Flight to MA and back to AL

I flew the plane to Massachusetts to visit my son and his family. Checked off a big bucket list item on the return trip.... I managed to fly the Hudson River corridor. Here's a short video of the...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,736
Posted By Paul 5r4
gust locks

Here's a short video about my gust locks.

https://youtu.be/0Y-mKkf_WdM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,236
Posted By Paul 5r4
I didn't go

Retired and fresh annual done but I didn't go... not that I didn't want to. Fuel prices, cost to camp, weather early in the week and things I needed to get done at home. From this thread looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,496
Posted By Paul 5r4
I built most of mine inside the house with a...

I built most of mine inside the house with a neighbors wall just 10 feet or so to the north. Never heard a complaint. Like someone said... rivet gun is just a couple seconds here and there. Houses...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By Paul 5r4
I've had two alt failures away from home base. ...

I've had two alt failures away from home base. First time I was close enough to home I just turned around and flew back with master switch off. Replaced that alt then with with one from O Rileys. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,136
Posted By Paul 5r4
Never been approached at OSH or SNF. I owned a...

Never been approached at OSH or SNF.

I owned a Cessna 152 for a decade. Before I bought it I searched for a partner and no takers. Not long after I owned it several were then interested in...
Forum: Safety 03-21-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,235
Posted By Paul 5r4
I would be utterly shocked to inspect my screen...

I would be utterly shocked to inspect my screen and find that. I check mine with each oil change and have never found a speck of anything!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have Lightspeed Zulu as well. Twice I've...

I have Lightspeed Zulu as well. Twice I've returned them for service. First was like others experiences... new cords. The old ones had become sticky feeling. They were always hangared inside the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Paul 5r4
RVFan, My alternator is from the local autoparts...

RVFan, My alternator is from the local autoparts store. It was a drop in replacement for the one that came with the FF kit. I changed to automotive for a couple reasons... price and availability...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Paul 5r4
Alternator bracket

I modified the alternators forward bolt direction of insertion, (and used a shorter bolt), to make an alternator change out easier. Last fall I had an alternator failure on the way to Petit Jean,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-13-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By Paul 5r4
Rattle can gloss black high temp likely from...

Rattle can gloss black high temp likely from Wally World. Ten years in and still looks good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,454
Posted By Paul 5r4
Order placed and thanks for the recommendation. ...

Order placed and thanks for the recommendation. Another great read is
Angles of Attack by Peter Hunt. A6 intruder pilot in desert storm.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,425
Posted By Paul 5r4
I just replaced mine last week. They were shot. ...

I just replaced mine last week. They were shot. I'm thinking they were replaced annual before last so two years. I most always do lite braking and am happy to roll all the way to the end on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-27-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,799
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have the old style nose gear on my 7A. No...

I have the old style nose gear on my 7A. No problems but..... I never land on grass and baby that thing all I can including minimal braking and longer roll outs. I agree with a previous post that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Paul 5r4
Absolutely second Majorpayne's post regarding...

Absolutely second Majorpayne's post regarding Flyleds! That's what I have and zero regrets. Great product and service!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By Paul 5r4
Well then, if the sound is definitely following...

Well then, if the sound is definitely following the starter then that's the obvious place to start. Perhaps a bearing has spun inside. Regarding your start sequence you could still get a slipped...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By Paul 5r4
I'm just guessing but the first thing that came...

I'm just guessing but the first thing that came to mind was the belt slipped for a second. Check belt tightness and even consider loosening and check the alternator for free rotation by hand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,902
Posted By Paul 5r4
I agree with Gregs assessment completely. At...

I agree with Gregs assessment completely. At some point every decision becomes based on finances! When I completed and flew my 7A 10 years ago, I had this thought. I had a new plane... Zero time...
Forum: RV-4 02-11-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,992
Posted By Paul 5r4
Gosh! That is suspicious and naturally you'll...

Gosh! That is suspicious and naturally you'll have to get this figure out. I wonder if maybe using a dab of paint stripper to remove the paint might be better than sanding. Maybe then you can...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,818
Posted By Paul 5r4
Dan, What was the time in service, (in years), ...

Dan, What was the time in service, (in years), for that valve? I have the same type and after a few years it began felling a little sticky. My solution was to spray the shaft with a squirt of WD...
Forum: Safety 02-10-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,585
Posted By Paul 5r4
25 year ICU RN here and worked with many heart...

25 year ICU RN here and worked with many heart docs. Their sentiments regarding stress test weather they're treadmill or chemically induced are good
"indicators" of cardiac health. But..... until...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Paul 5r4
agree. I had a leak in right tank after several...

agree. I had a leak in right tank after several years. Sent to weepnomore and received them back in a reasonable time, (don't remember exactly). If I was building today, I would leave the back off...
Forum: Safety 02-09-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,497
Posted By Paul 5r4
reread

I just reread this post again.

Final takeaway for me: He was wrong but I was WRONGER! With that dang word
assume. We all know how that turns out.

I try to read and really understand posts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By Paul 5r4
?

I can't wrap by brain around this. I do understand the supply chain issues but... if you ordered and paid for something AND they accept that payment for those goods wouldn't they be obligated to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,433
Posted By Paul 5r4
three threads

My first time hearing of the three teeth rule too.
During my navy days I worked on huge trim and drain valves from nuclear subs. IIRC the specs were no less than 1 full thread and no more than...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-31-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Paul 5r4
I don't know when your thinking of making your...

I don't know when your thinking of making your trip but if I'm not out of town
you're welcome to my spare bedroom with your own bathroom. I'm at the airport most days, (fully retired), so I could...
Forum: Safety 01-30-2022, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,497
Posted By Paul 5r4
Carl I agree. I notice that I usually hear...

Carl
I agree. I notice that I usually hear aircraft at the opposite end calling clear of runway. I don't know but the copter said they'd transmitted a couple times and got not response so decided...
Forum: Safety 01-30-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,497
Posted By Paul 5r4
runway encounter a lesson for me

I had a close call recently at my home field. I was at the hold short lines of runway 18 completing a run up. A gyro copter made a landing on 18. I was in the middle of my run up and didn't hear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,966
Posted By Paul 5r4
agree

I have 7A with 160 and FP prop. Just looked at an inflight video and my numbers were...

6500 ft altitude leaned but still ROP
74% power
2460 RPM
8.7 GPH
IAS 140 kts
TAS 155 kts

Seems to me your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-25-2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,547
Posted By Paul 5r4
Battery contactor

I went to a fly in 20 miles away a couple years back. Everything normal. Stayed a couple hours then climbed in to head back. Started the engine, (it was sluggish), and noticed the amps were...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,560
Posted By Paul 5r4
My personal experience

I had a CO experience in a car when I was 20 in the navy. Me and a buddy were heading to Pensacola after work. Our ship was in the yards in Mobile, AL. Got in my car and headed across Mobile Bay. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Paul 5r4
Ahhh the APPROVED debate and regulation...

Ahhh the APPROVED debate and regulation references.

Here is my take. There are literally thousands of experimental aircraft flying flyleds as well as others with paperwork signed off for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have the Flyled package from Paul McVitty. ...

I have the Flyled package from Paul McVitty. Been flying with them for several years and there is not a speck of any radio interference. Superior quality, brightness and customer service. Side...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,141
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have to say that I'm not surprised at the...

I have to say that I'm not surprised at the simply superior customer focus vans aircraft has always exhibited. Unlike so many companies that will just pass on cost increases to customers, Vans...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-20-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By Paul 5r4
Great ideas! All of my videos are GoPro on the...

Great ideas! All of my videos are GoPro on the inside. I'd like venture to the out side of the plane. Are the GoPros your using remotely/bluetooth able to be started and stopped? Seems you'd have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,425
Posted By Paul 5r4
I am paranoid about cold cracking my canopy. I...

I am paranoid about cold cracking my canopy. I live in South Alabama close to the coast where temps are most always reasonable. I try to avoid anything less than about 40 degrees. I would love to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By Paul 5r4
other sources

I have a 7A so not familiar with the 4 but.... Vans isn't the only one that sells these things. Without doing any checking, I still suspect you can save some $$$.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,016
Posted By Paul 5r4
I finished my kit years ago but can understand...

I finished my kit years ago but can understand each ones frustration. Like Scott Card said in his 11/4 post, a lot can change in 18 months... heck these days things can change in just a few days! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,629
Posted By Paul 5r4
tailcone work

I crawled up inside my 7A once after it was on the mains. !!!***BLAM***!!! Had forgot to support the tail. Had to perform a pretty extensive repair to the rudder bottom cap. Sometimes I can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,344
Posted By Paul 5r4
Way to go Paul. When things like that happen and...

Way to go Paul. When things like that happen and the great picture of lifting the next line captain to have a look at the cockpit... well your paying it forward and in the process you make us all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,344
Posted By Paul 5r4
I plan on a trip to the Petit Jean fly in every...

I plan on a trip to the Petit Jean fly in every year. Two years ago I was heading to the fly in and my alternator crapped out... low volts. After a landing to rule out something easy to fix, I flew...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,413
Posted By Paul 5r4
Vlad. Painters tape line creating a weak spot in...

Vlad. Painters tape line creating a weak spot in the paint is what an AP friend thought at the airport today. I know the mechanical removal really changed the appearance. I am convinced this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,413
Posted By Paul 5r4
Crack??? Second/third opinions please....

I was doing a preflight this evening and discovered this on the rudder control horn. It sure looked like a crack and seemed to be verified because of the spot on the end that wraps to the thinner...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,313
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have "The Fat Wrench" firearm torque wrench by...

I have "The Fat Wrench" firearm torque wrench by Wheeler Engineering. Available on Amazon and apparently Home Depot. I do see there are a couple different models available on Amazon. I love mine. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,313
Posted By Paul 5r4
Regarding ScottK and the torque screwdriver. ...

Regarding ScottK and the torque screwdriver. Ditto. I always had leaking valve cover gaskets. Would replace them and in short order the new ones would leak. Talked to a guy from Pinnacle Aircraft...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-07-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,946
Posted By Paul 5r4
With sadness...

So sorry to hear of Mr. Jan's passing. He provided me with my transition training in his 6A back in 2012. Yes indeed a good man! Jan... tailwinds and may your rest be eternally peaceful.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-24-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,539
Posted By Paul 5r4
Ok.... Let me ask again. What about THIS...

Ok.... Let me ask again. What about THIS year...(2021)? Anyone have any information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,895
Posted By Paul 5r4
Gosh, this is all great news. Hope this IS a...

Gosh, this is all great news. Hope this IS a trend. ALMOST wish mine was due. :-)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By Paul 5r4
I'm hoping you get some good suggestion here. I...

I'm hoping you get some good suggestion here. I have a tip up and found out the hard way to stay away from rain!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,597
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have a 7A and I am the builder. I remember the...

I have a 7A and I am the builder. I remember the first inspection took me 7 days mostly I believe because I didn't know what to look for. I have successfully honed that number to about 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,881
Posted By Paul 5r4
I was at Fisk for awhile and watched the...

I was at Fisk for awhile and watched the arrivals. Also watched them via flight tracker 24. It does seem that for the most part the "extended" congo line seemed to work quite well. It appeared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 25,278
Posted By Paul 5r4
This rule is counterproductive to the FAA's own...

This rule is counterproductive to the FAA's own mission of safety. I agree with all the previous comments but especially those that say they've created a regulation for a problem that did not exist....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,175
Posted By Paul 5r4
Cert---->Experimental +1

My switch wasn't necessarily a conscious one. I had flown certified since becoming a private pilot in the late 70s. I owned a Cessna 152 for 10 years. Through my line of work one evening I met a...
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