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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,158
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm more concerned about the lack of Aeroshell...

I'm more concerned about the lack of Aeroshell Grease 6. Anybody heard anything about when it'll be back in stock (for real, not the promises on the retailers' websites)?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By RV7A Flyer
708? That's the main rib. Did you mean 707?

708? That's the main rib. Did you mean 707?
Forum: Reviews 08-11-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I really like the Andair components I have in my...

I really like the Andair components I have in my aircraft, but I have to agree with the OP on their lack of response (from an "historical" perspective...it's been a few years since I needed to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-10-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,627
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This'll work, but you're almost out of threads on...

This'll work, but you're almost out of threads on the upper end. If'n it were me, I'd remove the linkage, measure, and then adjust the knob to re-center it in the gap and keep the same...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yes, and if someone is deviating from the plans...

Yes, and if someone is deviating from the plans already at the earliest part of the build, I'd suggest that they get someone to help them before proceeding further.

There are literally thousands of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-07-2022, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Those look terrific, but I have one...

Those look terrific, but I have one question...shouldn't those lines be "downhill" all the way? The oil return isn't under pressure, so the lowest point could collect oil which might get "sludgy"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,951
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And why the frenetic changes from ATC in the...

And why the frenetic changes from ATC in the first place?

Sounds like you did everything you could have other than a go-around, and I'm sure the pressure NOT to do that was enormous. Glad you're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Similar situation with an aileron a few years...

Similar situation with an aileron a few years back. I just called the local shop and asked their shop rate, and used that.

Since I'm in L.A., it was a bit high, and we negotiated to a somewhat more...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, *this* sounds safe LOL! I'm sure it's...

Well, *this* sounds safe LOL!

I'm sure it's fine, it just sounds like an accident waiting to happen, at least if *I* did it. :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-20-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,558
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Are you talking A20s w/ GA plugs? That's *way*...

Are you talking A20s w/ GA plugs? That's *way* less than I get, and way way WAY less than the spec:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,393
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If all you're saying is that the tach had a...

If all you're saying is that the tach had a calibrated 100% setting that was originally for some other engine (which happened to be a radial), yeah, okay. Nothing unusual there, that's what would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,393
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I understand that, and that a tach can be...

I understand that, and that a tach can be adjusted so that it is 1:1 at some set RPM. But how would that depend in any way on whether the engine was a Pratt & Whitney vs. a Lycoming?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,393
Posted By RV7A Flyer
How would a tach know what kind of engine it's...

How would a tach know what kind of engine it's hooked up to? One rev is one rev, regardless of whether it's a radial, a flat, a V-12, your arm pulling the prop through...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2022, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You're going to have to give people more...

You're going to have to give people more information than that, like what radio, what intercom, how are they wired together, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You guys are going to send the poor guy into...

You guys are going to send the poor guy into "paralysis by analysis". They looked fine to me, and they're going to look a heck of a lot more "smudged" by the time they get cleco'd together, riveted,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,558
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So do my Bose A20s...they start blinking amber,...

So do my Bose A20s...they start blinking amber, and I think at that point you've got an hour or two left.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,558
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I just keep spare batteries in the plane. When I...

I just keep spare batteries in the plane. When I have to swap them out, I somehow manage to remember to put newly charged ones back in the plane, ready to use.

And 10 years? LOL! LEMO has been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,638
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, but *oil temperature*?

Yeah, but *oil temperature*?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By RV7A Flyer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-subminiature#/medi...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-subminiature#/media/File:DSubminiatures.svg

Everything you ever wanted to know about the names and how everyone gets them...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,638
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's more than what I would call a momentary...

That's more than what I would call a momentary "miss". From the data, that looks like a several-second loss of power.

You can post a link to the Savvy data itself, and others can take a look at all...
Forum: Safety 07-15-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Oh, there'll be an anal effect, all right. :)

Oh, there'll be an anal effect, all right. :)
Forum: California 07-15-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just be advised...this is L.A., and traffic can...

Just be advised...this is L.A., and traffic can be nightmarish, so plan accordingly on what you want to visit. E.g., San Diego would be a full day trip, and leave early and return after rush hour. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,408
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Presumably the chains are affixed to something on...

Presumably the chains are affixed to something on the ground. I just carry three ropes and use them through the tie-down rings and whatever the chains are attached to. Lightweight, easy-peasy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What did they think you were going to do with it?...

What did they think you were going to do with it? Start taking the plane apart or something?

Not having to deal with the ridiculous TSA is one the absolute *best* things about having my RV!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Because tools magically become safe when they're...

Because tools magically become safe when they're 6.99" or shorter in length. Everybody knows you can't injure or kill someone with anything under 7".
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-10-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Temperature change of the fuel when filling up? ...

Temperature change of the fuel when filling up? I recall that a 20-30 degree change in fuel temp can be, what, a half gallon or more difference on tanks our size? (Don't have the formula or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Is it even really needed?

Is it even really needed?
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-07-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm actually surprised nobody has put together a...

I'm actually surprised nobody has put together a capacitive sensor kit and sold them in the aftermarket. Although, they really are super-simple to just cobble together from parts and hardware and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By RV7A Flyer
For one thing, the torque values are vastly...

For one thing, the torque values are vastly different for aluminum vs. steel fittings. And, although inconsequential for a single fitting or two, weight...if this was done all over a large airplane,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By RV7A Flyer
These are lovely wire runs and supports and all,...

These are lovely wire runs and supports and all, BUT...the problem here is not, I think, with the wire run. It's with the *bend* in the wire to take it to the terminal post. The large, stiff wire...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,549
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just out of curiosity...why do you have a steel...

Just out of curiosity...why do you have a steel AN fitting on there? The tube is aluminum, the brake housing is aluminum. Pretty sure an aluminum AN fitting is appropriate there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Oil dipstick paint color

Anybody have or know the particular yellow paint color for the Lycoming oil dipstick cap? Mine got chipped, and I'd like to touch it up.

TIA!
Forum: Interiors 06-29-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is an excellent example of why you should...

This is an excellent example of why you should never get your legal advice from the Intertubes. It couldn't be *more* wrong.

https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think they're asking about the caps, not the...

I think they're asking about the caps, not the engraving *on* the caps.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I believe the general spec for NPT fittings is to...

I believe the general spec for NPT fittings is to thread until hand-tight, then go 2-3 full turns more. You should be able to line up the fittings with the tube.

I had a few (like on the brake...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By RV7A Flyer
About half of the fellow builders I know had...

About half of the fellow builders I know had their large gauge Tefzel wires to either the alternator or the starter break within a few hundred hours, exactly as yours did. The other half don't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If Adam Valdez is still doing them, he's located...

If Adam Valdez is still doing them, he's located further north but often traveled to SoCal to do A/W inspections. Highly recommend him if he's still doing them. I don't have contact info handy, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Do you have a part number for that?

Do you have a part number for that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,500
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It wasn't a strawman based on what you said: I...

It wasn't a strawman based on what you said:



I was pointing out that AIRPLANES with N-number have plenty of opportunity to renew the REGISTRATION, even after it expires (every 3 years), which is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,248
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Um...YEAH. Does that look right to you? I'd be...

Um...YEAH. Does that look right to you? I'd be checking all of my fuel and oil lines and such, if this was acceptable for installation in the first place by someone. No offense intended, I swear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,500
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And you can get it back, if you respond to the...

And you can get it back, if you respond to the FAA:



Not sure what the big deal is here...the FAA will send notices 6 months and 2 months before it expires, and one after it does with info on how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By RV7A Flyer
For good reason, I think. It's called "NEVER...

For good reason, I think. It's called "NEVER EXCEED speed".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,500
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Quite a rant. Unfortunately, this isn't true. ...

Quite a rant. Unfortunately, this isn't true. If an N-number is not renewed, it's not even available for *5 years*.

I hate the guy who snaps up all the desireable N-numbers and resells them at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-12-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have these and they work great. Highly...

I have these and they work great. Highly recommend them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Building something fun in Pasadena :)

Building something fun in Pasadena :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Paul, as you know, we use Clickbond studs on our...

Paul, as you know, we use Clickbond studs on our spacecraft and they'll withstand launch loads and thermal cycling during decades-long operations, so they're pretty tough. I have them in quite a few...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The EFISes do the same thing...only can set the...

The EFISes do the same thing...only can set the cruise RPM in the setup menus.

- Dynon SV installation manual
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,401
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is such a tempest in a teapot. Use it,...

This is such a tempest in a teapot. Use it, don't use it, I don't think there's an ATC specialist in the US who gives a rat's behind about it. They all know what RVs are. And honestly, has any RV...
Forum: Safety 06-09-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,598
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Don't have time to look it up right now,...

Don't have time to look it up right now, but...what are the rules re: BasicMed and the various options discussed here?

It would suck to end up with a denied medical, forever precluding BasicMed as...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,679
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Unless you aren't installing a keyswitch as a...

Unless you aren't installing a keyswitch as a theft deterrent, as many of us have noted, but as a SAFETY device to prevent accidental starter engagement (and in my case, ensuring the mags are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-24-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, there ya go, B^2! Take your pick LOL!

Well, there ya go, B^2! Take your pick LOL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If you don't mind paying, Cutter Aviation has...

If you don't mind paying, Cutter Aviation has always been able to find space to tuck my -7A into one of their hangars. Nice folks, too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,671
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Mine have always been very accurate no matter how...

Mine have always been very accurate no matter how full or empty. The idea behind capacitance senders is, from what I understand, that the measured capacitance is irrespective of attitude...that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,671
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You can post the link to that flight's data in...

You can post the link to that flight's data in Savvy, so we could take a look at it. You say it's "jumpy"...be interesting to see what you mean by that. And what kind of fuel level sending units do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,671
Posted By RV7A Flyer
How uncoordinated are your turns (or "rolls"),...

How uncoordinated are your turns (or "rolls"), anyway?
Forum: COMM 05-19-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What's all that stuff that looks like swarf on...

What's all that stuff that looks like swarf on the component in the upper left corner? And who did the hatchet job on the frame trying to pry it open?

If it *is* the fuse, remember that it only...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,725
Posted By RV7A Flyer
There's certainly nothing wrong with welding them...

There's certainly nothing wrong with welding them in, but the riveted versions will work fine, too. Regardless of how they're attached, you *still* have to ensure that there's no chafing or binding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,671
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I get the exact same thing. Never heard of...

I get the exact same thing.



Never heard of anyplace with this as a regulation before, but maybe flipping the line guy a few bucks now and again might "persuade" him or her to let you handle the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Fill it with gas and let it sit for a day or so?

Fill it with gas and let it sit for a day or so?
Forum: Safety 05-16-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,725
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Did the contact point also wear a hole in the...

Did the contact point also wear a hole in the pushrod forward of the rivet?

Glad this was found on the ground...almost certainly a serious if not fatal accident waiting to happen.

Good on ya for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And soda machines! There are CANS in those...

And soda machines! There are CANS in those machines!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,548
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm with the OP on this. Maybe the empennage kit...

I'm with the OP on this. Maybe the empennage kit could stay the same, with the bags of mixed hardware, but after that...what's the point? I ended up sorting all the hardware into individual bins of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This would be one of my very few gripes about the...

This would be one of my very few gripes about the Dynon system...it doesn't use flap position as an input to the AOA indication. I've requested it for years, but it never seems to make it onto the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,566
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Most of mine are somewhere in the lists already...

Most of mine are somewhere in the lists already provided, so I'll just add

Screwless spinner
DJM Throttle quadrant instead of Cessna-style push-pull knobs
Andair fuel pump allowed me to cut the...
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