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Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By bhester
You can read about my alternator replacement last...

You can read about my alternator replacement last year on my website:

Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By bhester
Here is mine

Here is a picture of mine from 2007


Do to unrelated reasons, I am in the process of doing it again right now.


I’ll have more of the actual flop tube install soon
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By bhester
Carb to Eng drawing - RV7A

RV7A with carb O-360
Ok, I'm trying to find the drawing for the carb to eng mounting. Looking at my digital drawings I'm not finding it. Haven't had time to look thru my full size drawing. I know...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By bhester

I used Rapco works good last long time.
When reinstalling the brake pucks be sure they go back in like this. O-ring side goes in first.

Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By bhester
Engine mounting instructions

Ok, itís been a long time. I remember someone had engine mounting instruction on here somewhere back in 2006 or so when I had to mount mine. I have got to remove and reinstall my engine and I canít...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Read about our trip to Maine in 2016, you should...

Read about our trip to Maine in 2016, you should be able to get some ideas from that. We had a blast!

Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By bhester
Rapco Brake Disk

Cleveland Brake Disk for 5" Wheels PN: 164-17
The Rapco PN: RA164-01700


Sorry about that Richard
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,258
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Cap. Plate Isolators

Yep, that is what the plan is Charles Kuss is sending me some info, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,258
Posted By bhester
I've got OP-7

I've got that one, thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,258
Posted By bhester
Capacitive Plate Isolators

Has anyone got the CAD drawing of the capacitive plate Isolators?
I am going to need to make some.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By bhester
Dent Removal

Has anyone ever used a kit like this for dent removal on your plane? How well did it work? Years ago I saw someone selling the kits at Oshkosh, for removing dents in aircraft wing...
Forum: GPS 03-16-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By bhester
Smile Good deal!

Thanks to Kelly Patterson for the original post.
Glad the links still work :-)
Forum: GPS 03-06-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Good deal

If you do mess it up, youíll have a good reason to get a new Garmin 660 :-)
Forum: GPS 03-06-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By bhester
Instruction are still on my site

I still have the instructions on my web site, if you decide to do it:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-21-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,584
Posted By bhester
Me too!

Weather permitting, I plan to be there!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,315
Posted By bhester
NAV on G3X

My NAV Freqs from my SL30 show up just fine on my G3X screens

Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By bhester
Garmin G3X touch flight log list

Hey G3Xperts, any chance of getting more flights to show without scrolling down on the flight log screen, like on the non-touch. Half screen is ok but can’t you get rid of the dead space between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,230
Posted By bhester
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up You can use this

If you don't have a IFR Navigator, you can use this (only works with G3X):

This is what I use!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,083
Posted By bhester
Exclamation Make sure it goes back in correctly

If you take the puck out to change to o-ring just make sure it goes back in correctly. It can be put in wrong and you’ll loose your brake when you least expect it. This is the correct way. If it is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By bhester
Add on

Parking brake is an add on item and requires the builder to come up with their own ideas of how to install it. Good luck!

If you could post a picture we may be able to help figure it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,929
Posted By bhester
Fly-in breakfast

I flew to Somerset, KY for Dicey Aviation’s fly-in breakfast with a stop at Glasgow, KY for a quick visit with Justin Richardson. Charlie Rosenzweig stopped by with his Honda powered RV6A.
7381 ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,734
Posted By bhester
Saturday Breakfast Run

Weather clear just enough to make the breakfast run. Flew from Hopkinsville, KY to Mayfield, KY.
EAA chapter 807 presented Ethan O’Neal with a $10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarship.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,499
Posted By bhester
OSH planning? What about SnF

No car needed at either, easy to get to places and you'll have plenty to do right around you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,726
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Build log

I believe what your doing is good, I would just add to the date the time spent of the task. That is what I did when I built my RV7A. It is good to show how long you spent doing the work. No need to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By bhester
Look it up

It’s normally best to find out what your manufacture recommends. When I got mine (Cleveland - 2005) new they had a label on them that recommended using AeroShell 22, that’s what I use. I do realize...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,390
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up SteinAir
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By bhester
Between the tube and the vent

Not the vent and the fuselage, between the vent and the tube. You won't see it from the outside. When you put the hose clamp on.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,189
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Agreed

I agree VNAV is your friend. I set mine up for 500 fpm 1000 above waypoint and a couple miles before waypoint. You’ll get an approaching VNAV message, activate it and if you don’t have an autopilot...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,891
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up My edging

In 2005, I ordered mine from McMaster Carr, I think it was Style 6
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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-02-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,634
Posted By bhester
Warm day at the airport

It was 61į Jan1st in Hopkinsville, KY so I just had to get 2020 grease out of the main wheel bearings and replace it with 2021 grease. Replaced the brake pads also. I had to warm up the new brake...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-01-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up I flew into KPLK

I flew into KPLK. $10 overnight fee. I had someone pick me up and drop me off.
Last time I was there, a few years ago, I rented a car right there.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-31-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By bhester
My trip to Branson MO

Last weekend I did a little trip to Branson, MO. I updated my website with the trip report, nothing crazy just a nice little trip, check it out! Near the bottom of the page under Dec...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-24-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By bhester
Minimum brightness

If you set it to photocell your going to also want to set the minimum brightness level. If you do not it will automatically turn the level down too far. I just did this recently but I can not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-24-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By bhester
RV7 drawing 38

RV7 drawing 38
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,490
Posted By bhester
Flew with a Jenny

While flying Saturday I heard over the radio that the Jenny from Bowling Green, KY was flying. I found it and joined up to get a few pictures, only had my phone.

4952 4953
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,690
Posted By bhester
Kind of like the primer wars

Stock tires and tubes

Tire: AirHawk 5.00-5 6ply
Tube: Aero Classic Leakguard
Nose Tire: Chang Shin 11x4.00x5 8 ply
Tube: Whatever Vans sends “U-Lamb Tube”

Mains= 45psi Nose= 35psi
Acft hrs 1350
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,943
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Watch Vicís videos

At least watch Vic’s videos to learn a lot of what you’ll need to know.
Here is one, there are more just do a search.

If your an EAA member go to and search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 532,583
Posted By bhester
[QUOTE=Steve Melton;1476631]first retro-fit of a...

[QUOTE=Steve Melton;1476631]first retro-fit of a previous order for these brackets to fit the new RV style WagAero tow bar. they look good and are very robust. I'm happy with the way this turned...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,340
Posted By bhester
Smile Just got my new hoses!

My rubber fuel and oil hoses are 12 yrs and about 1300 hrs old, so I decided it was time to change them. I sent an email order to Tom last week for new Teflon hoses and today I got box from the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-08-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,621
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Here's mine

Right behind the passengers seat on the baggage side wall

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,993
Posted By bhester
What I did

I didnít get to fly today, but I did do a Dynamic Prop Balance for William Frymark. William flew 2 hr down to get his Prop Balance, it was a perfect day to fly. His first reading was pretty good at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,993
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up I told you!

Airways Cafe in Dexter, MO (KDXE)
This is one great place to fly to and eat. The restaurant is right on the airfield and right off one of the main roads so the locals keep it hoping. If your anywhere...
Forum: Florida (South) 11-02-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,689
Posted By bhester

I guess my plan to visit Key West someday for an overnight has just been changed to never going to happen.
Forum: Flight Testing 10-29-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,197
Posted By bhester
Oh that's why

After looking at this I can understand them not allowing Phase 1 test flights from that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,330
Posted By bhester
Smile Well that worked out great!

Un-official answer = Best to contact Vans directly
Official answer = Best to contact Vans directly
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-15-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,328
Posted By bhester
Look at my Google photos

Here is the link to my Google Photos during my ADS-B Out install:

Here is my web page talking about it:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,838
Posted By bhester
I bought two High Capacity Digital Bathroom...

I bought two High Capacity Digital Bathroom Scales off of Amazon when I did mine. Takes a little longer getting everything setup properly, so that you can do the mains and then shim again to then do...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,712
Posted By bhester
Software upgrade changed my system ID 😩

I upgraded my software from 8.71 to 8.72 and it changed my system ID. The only way I know is because I tried to update my databases after the upgrade and it told me. Checked my system ID and sure...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,176,800
Posted By bhester
My RV7A G3X Touches 😁

This was after upgrading from non-Touch to Touch
I’ve since changed some of the items along the top data fields, but have not taken a picture of the current setup. I do have my non-Touch screens for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-02-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,959
Posted By bhester
FS: Garmin non touch screens

I’ve got 2 Garmin non touch screens for sale in the classifies.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 09-02-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,528
Posted By bhester

Which tent is that? I like it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,562
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Sign Shop

Any sign shop can print out N-numbers, Experimental. Your name, city and state to go on the side of your canopy. Easy to apply!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,421
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up If your still analog the non -touch screens are...

If your still analog the non -touch screens are still great!

I switched for faster processors and a few more features mainly. I don't think the non-touch is in any danger of losing support but the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,421
Posted By bhester
Swapped out the non touch for the touch

Well Garmin suckered me in with that New Horizon Rebate offer. Stein took more of my money and I’m almost broke. Here is a few pictures of the install.

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1200 1201 1202

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,332
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up His also

If I remember correctly, that was Darrenís first plane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,332
Posted By bhester
Smile All in a days work

My buddy Darren Kerns from French Lick, IN came down this morning so we could finish up the last few things on his condition inspection. He’s got one of them pretty paint jobs :-)

307 308
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,413
Posted By bhester
Nobody really knows

Nobody really knows how much it cost to finish an RV because nobody has ever really finished an RV :-)
But I would agree with the 33% 33% 33% formula.
Progressing toward 30% airframe 30% engine 40%...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,088
Posted By bhester
Had to fix mine

I had to fix mine to keep that from happening
Half way down this page:

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By bhester
Exclamation Get the A344T it has been fine, do not buy the RT...

Get the A344T it has been fine, do not buy the RT A400 when it gets hot in the cockpit while sitting outside it will leak completely down.
Here is the post from my experience:...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-07-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By bhester

How was this found? Someone outside the plane see fuel leaking?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By bhester

If you don?t want it to do that, then you need to manually match the speed you set it for, before engaging it.
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Double offset
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,247
Posted By bhester
Another fitting

Order a couple more fittings. Each one usually sits a little different.
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