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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,309
Posted By Dan Langhout
See Post #17

See Post #17
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,309
Posted By Dan Langhout
Fitting Dog Crates

Two of the blue crates sit on the baggage floor facing forward. The third blue crate sits crossways accross the top of the first two secured by some cord. The small pink crate just sat on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,309
Posted By Dan Langhout
Pilots N Paws

Flew the first and second leg of a long transport. Picked up two Tibetian Spaniels at my home airport (3M5). Then flew up to Smyrna, TN (KMQY) to pick up two cats. Then flew the next leg from...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-04-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By Dan Langhout
A few comments: * Personally, I am not a big fan...

A few comments:

* Personally, I am not a big fan of HVLP guns. These were originally developed to meet environmental requirements - not because they worked better. These days, you can also buy...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Dan Langhout
JIS

I discovered part of my problem. The screws are Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) screws - not Phillips. They have a dot on the heads which is a dead giveaway. My bad.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By Dan Langhout
Brush Inspection On PP alternator

Anybody else have problems trying to remove the regulator/brush assembly from a Plane Power alternator to inspect the brushes? 7 years / 800 hours I figured it was about time. 3 screws hold the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,438
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep

Just started my Condition inspection. Planned to quickly get the compression test out of the way - except #1 tested out at 60 psi with loud hissing through the exhaust pipe :mad:. The "inspection"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,902
Posted By Dan Langhout
Big Dogs

Well - the baggage area weight limit on an RV-7 is 100 lbs, so you would be right at the design limit. From a practical standpoint though, getting big dogs in and out of the baggage area is what can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,902
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yeah - he is tethered back there - but it...

Yeah - he is tethered back there - but it wouldn't be good if he really went nuts. 62 dogs/puppies so far and only one that was even a little bit of a problem.

The South seems to always have full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,902
Posted By Dan Langhout
Jack

Jack the German Shepherd was on a two day, eight leg transport from Brownsville, TX to Newport, RI. He spent the night with a foster in Chattanooga, TN where I picked him up (KCHA) this morning and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,889
Posted By Dan Langhout
Old PP

I too have a 60 AMP Plane Power purchased in the 2009-2010 time frame (before Hartzell). In operation since 2014 and now closing in on 800 hours with no problems whatsoever (even original belt). No...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,889
Posted By Dan Langhout
Plane Power

Just curious, is the service center open for anyone to visit/get help or are you on the bouncer's VIP list at the door? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,479
Posted By Dan Langhout
Breakfast in Birmingham

Flew from Huntsville to Birmingham to have breakfast with my son. Flight included an approach to minimums at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,024
Posted By Dan Langhout
Lycoming

So - an update: Instead of hone and re-ring last annual, I replaced all 4 cylinders with new Lycoming cylinders. 180 hours on the new cylinders now - using about 1 qt every 18 hours. Couldn't be...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-26-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Dan Langhout
Fit Fine

I have transported many different dogs in this size range on Pilots N Paws flights in my -7 (basically same fuselage as the -9). No issues with fit. The main problem is actually getting them back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,601
Posted By Dan Langhout
Baird to Terre Haute

Baird the German Short Haired Pointer needed to get to Chicago. I took him from Muscle Shoals, AL (KMSL) to Terre Haute, IN (3I3).
As you can see from the photo, I carefully briefed Baird...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,275
Posted By Dan Langhout
Drawer Handle

Been working great for 7 years / 700 hours. Doesn't twist the canopy when you pull on it. Liberty "Tapered Bow Pull - Brushed Satin Nickel" 64mm, Part#...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,134
Posted By Dan Langhout
Stella

This good looking Husky girl, Stella, went from Baton Rouge, LA (KBTR) to Wadsworth, OH (3G3) on Saturday in 3 legs. I flew down to Baton Rouge to pick her up and met the 2nd leg pilot at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,841
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another Weekend - Another Pilots N Paws Mission

So this is #20 for me. Bruce was the subject of a 4 leg transport from Crystal River, FL (KCSG) to Lamoni, IA (KLWD). I flew the 2nd leg from Dublin, GA (KDBN) to Savannah, TN (KSNH). Long day for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep - but of course retail self-serve systems...

Yep - but of course retail self-serve systems cost $$$. Owner is unwilling to make the investment given the low sales volume. We may run into this issue as well, but currently are looking at much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Dan Langhout
3000 gallons - enough for a "Bobtail" truck...

3000 gallons - enough for a "Bobtail" truck load.



I would love to know which specific system you are using. I have done a pretty deep dive into the hardware that is available.



The airport will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Dan Langhout
Avgas Fuel Club (Co-op, Whatever . . . )

Has anyone seen, heard, or had experience with an Avgas "Fuel Club"? I have an opportunity (!?) to help create such a thing here at Moontown. Basically, the club would purchase the tank and pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,867
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yet Another Pilots n Paws Mission

"Pluto" needed a ride from Gadsden, AL (KGAD ) to Beaufort, SC (KARW) to meet the Noah's Ark rescue lady. He will get some surgery on his shoulder in Charleston next week. He was a really sweet dog...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Dan Langhout
Not surprised the SL-30 worked. AFAIK, the SL-30...

Not surprised the SL-30 worked. AFAIK, the SL-30 does not have ARINC and will provide it's full guidance either via old fashioned analog connections or RS-232. I would guess its replacement, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Dan Langhout
Nope, at least not from your typical GPS...

Nope, at least not from your typical GPS navigator including the IFD440. Don't know about something like an SL-30 or GNC-255.

A serial connection will get you lateral guidance - which does not get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Dan Langhout
You would need to use Garmin's ARINC adapter...

You would need to use Garmin's ARINC adapter (GAD-29) to get what you want on the G5. I have a similar set up to yours (Dynon Skyview with IFD440 and a G5 backup). I connected the G5 to the IFD...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,312
Posted By Dan Langhout
37 . . . .

. . . . is what I run in my -7. I can still get some shimmy occasionally, but it's not bad. Much higher psi and it can rattle your teeth. YMMV.
My goal was to find the highest pressure that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By Dan Langhout
Wink Fastest RV on the Planet (wink)

Ok, I now have documented proof that my RV-7 is the fastest one on the planet . . . . .

Take a look at the Flightaware plot from my Pilots N Paws flight down to Lake City, FL on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,381
Posted By Dan Langhout
In my experience, it does not seem to bother the...

In my experience, it does not seem to bother the dogs - although many do seem to fold their ears back.

My perspective on this is that in all likelihood, this will be the only time these dogs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,381
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another Pilots n Paws Mission

A momma and her 3 puppies were headed to Tampa, FL. The foster brought the dogs to me at Moontown (3M5) this time. I flew them down to Lake City, FL to meet Luiz who was flying them the rest of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Dan Langhout
You've got it covered . . . . . .

. . . . . . . but here is a link to the original post.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=579645&postcount=4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . for the responses folks! I think I may do a little prototyping and collect some temperature data just to amuse myself. I'm looking to end up with something I would feel good about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,181
Posted By Dan Langhout
DIY Preheat using Oil Filled Heater??

Has anybody explored (or built) an engine pre-heater using a portable oil filled electric heater? You know, the ones that look like old fashioned radiators?

Seems to me this might be a reasonably...
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By Dan Langhout
MapMX

Actually, the IFD440 supports the MapMX data protocol just fine. I use it to feed both my G5 and a Garmin GDU-375 (non-G3X) MFD.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By Dan Langhout
Nothing Special

Scuffed, cleaned, primed, and painted just like the rest of the exterior of the plane. No issues after 6-1/2 years/700 hours.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,532
Posted By Dan Langhout
Bogert and Golf Cart

I use the Bogert Tow Bar for the RV taildraggers (available at Spruce) and then use one of those blue cargo tie down straps from Lowes to loop around the handle and then a support on the back of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,016
Posted By Dan Langhout
Yep

I did. Every forward facing "edge", including the horizontal stab, had some ice that looked similar to the wing leading edge in the photo. Really not too much ice on the surfaces themselves though...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,016
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another dog (puppy) rescue

Flew a pair of 3-day old cleft palate puppies from Little Rock, AR to Cullman, AL. Puppies this young get transported in a cardboard box with blankets and hot water bottles to keep them warm. They...
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Dan Langhout
Almost

I am currently one rev behind 10.2.4.1. I have updated my IFD440 twice.
Avidyne is pretty easy to work with (in my experience). You should just call their customer support number or contact them...
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Dan Langhout
Avidyne Forum

It might take a little digging, but Avidyne has published release notes for at least some of the software revisions in the form of posts to the forum - typically from "AviSteve" who is apparently an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,955
Posted By Dan Langhout
Another Pilots n Paws Mission

"Hazel" needed to go from Baton Rouge, LA to State College, PA on Saturday. I flew the 2nd of 3 legs (Walker County, AL KJFX to Bristol, TN KTRI). She was a real...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-27-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,876
Posted By Dan Langhout
So - I use crates for puppies and just restrain...

So - I use crates for puppies and just restrain the adult dogs with a 2 foot long leash that loops around the flap shaft in the baggage compartment. The short leash is just long enough to let them...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-24-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,096
Posted By Dan Langhout
A Sampling of Pilots n Paws . . . . .

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TSWXVfPCQlsJz6JrNow0EDwKQMYJI61PVn79xxMLhJNhGyCHMNEnURlnMCe0sXi8msfZMsttv_DU4S5UxLf6F4GMKW_-aCGHLlCTrhTb_g7a_lEJMbF_Es8jb5xhjIBbbRzWSwXfvxktD9xzxvQQloKGyYyAlwHBbw7ha5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,270
Posted By Dan Langhout
Flyout to “Throwed Rolls” the day after Christmas

It was a beautiful day for flying in the Southeast on Saturday. Four of us from Moontown (3M5) decided that lunch at Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, MO sounded good. About a 200 Nm flight from 3M5 to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,664
Posted By Dan Langhout
3700 I sure hope its legal ;)

3700

I sure hope its legal ;)
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,270
Posted By Dan Langhout
Wax

Actually, a good waxing on piano hinge pins seems to work wonders. Regular old car wax.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,458
Posted By Dan Langhout
Seems to be what you are looking for . . . . .

https://phillips66lubricants.com/product/aviation-anti-rust-oil/
Forum: Painting your RV 10-06-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By Dan Langhout
+1 . . . .

. . . . . for Aerographics. Very happy with my paint masks (including N numbers) as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,558
Posted By Dan Langhout
Congrats!

Congrats Kay! Glad to see you finally got her in the air! I still remember seeing your project occupying TWO garages in Huntsville many years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,760
Posted By Dan Langhout
As installed . . . .

These are .050" aluminum plates that were painted with white solvent based JefFlex then with brown JefFlex. Aircraft Engravers engraved through the brown layer into the white to yield what you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-06-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . .

. . . . for the response. I had to carefully modify the snorkle on my horizontal induction engine to clear the PP mounting brackets back when I built the plane. Was kind of wondering if the B&C...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-06-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By Dan Langhout
Swap

Just curious - how involved was the swap? (brackets, clearance to other items, regulator, etc). I also have a PP bought significantly pre-Hartzell. It has been bullet-proof for 640 hours - but I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,406
Posted By Dan Langhout
Pilots n Paws

Participated in moving a Husky from Houston, TX to New Jersey. I flew the second leg from Monroe, LA to Huntsville, AL. Interesting getting a 58 lb Husky to get back in the baggage area on an RV-7...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-01-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 63,957
Posted By Dan Langhout
Superior Tube Source

Just curious where you were able to get just the tubes?
Thanks!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-13-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,209
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . . Mark! I'll see if the other pilot is willing to do the transfer there.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-13-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,209
Posted By Dan Langhout
Memphis area airport for Pilots n Paws transfer

Any recommendations for an airport in the Memphis, TN area that would work well for an easy Pilots n Paws hand off?
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-08-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,876
Posted By Dan Langhout
Coaltowngarage

David . . . check your PMs - again!
Thanks!
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-06-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,876
Posted By Dan Langhout
Coaltowngarage, check your PMs . . . . .

Coaltowngarage, check your PMs . . . . .
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 08-05-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,876
Posted By Dan Langhout
Help with Pilots n Paws Mission

Just thought I would put this out here to see if there was any interest. I have thrown my hat in the ring to help transport a 48 lb, 2 year old, female hound mix that needs to get to the Richmond,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,181
Posted By Dan Langhout
Inquiring Minds Want to Know . . . . .

. . . . . . about your routes and altitudes into KWYS. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By Dan Langhout
The intake flange gaskets actually looked really...

The intake flange gaskets actually looked really good (green ECI gaskets). I have the Superior cold air sump which uses the red silicon coupling hoses - also in really good shape. I put it back...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By Dan Langhout
I installed a brand new mag this past November at...

I installed a brand new mag this past November at 520 hours (in too much of a hurry at the time to finish the disassembly/inspection process on the original one). As part of the troubleshooting this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By Dan Langhout
Thanks . . . . .

. . . . . for the responses. My biggest concern is that it was a total change from the pre-cylinder swap behavior. At full rich ground run up it really bucks and snorts when running on the Mag...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,997
Posted By Dan Langhout
It always has been. The Lightspeed box is...

It always has been. The Lightspeed box is mounted to the aft face of the subpanel and has yellow tygon line feeding it from behind the sensor manifold block on the firewall. Assume I would be...
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