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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-14-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,688
Posted By Charles in SC
This was my experience. I worked on it flexing it...

This was my experience. I worked on it flexing it around off and on for two weeks. Every time I got one area right it would bulge out somewhere else. I have done a lot of 4130 welding in my life so I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By Charles in SC
When my imagination runs wild I se a Mazda...

When my imagination runs wild I se a Mazda Rotary. Not that I am ever going to do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,776
Posted By Charles in SC
A couple of things to think about. Government...

A couple of things to think about. Government employees are always easier to deal with if you do everything you can to make their job easy. I would not deny him access to your hanger, I would welcome...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-08-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,256
Posted By Charles in SC
That looks great! If you have not done it lately...

That looks great! If you have not done it lately get some time in a -7. I wish I had done it at that stage. I would have worked faster if I had known how much fun a -7 is. I had never even sat in an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Charles in SC
Paint shops near Upstate SC

Where are some paint shops near the upstate of South Carolina? Also are there any good cheap(maybe free) design softwares out there? Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Charles in SC
I bought a thing that holds a roll of paper and...

I bought a thing that holds a roll of paper and tape to put the two together for covering a car or whatever like body shops use. I was not very expensive but was a BIG help when I was painting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Charles in SC
I have seen setups where a gasoline powered air...

I have seen setups where a gasoline powered air compressor and a gas powered generator used for no power situations to work on boats campers etc at storage yards. There will be a lot of times when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the replies. I do not think Vans had...

Thanks for the replies. I do not think Vans had those when I made mine. I am going to test a couple of the ideas and decide what to do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Charles in SC
Inspection panels question

When building my -7 slider I created panels in front of the windshield. I used some blue rtv to seal them with. I used as small of a line of sealant as I could squeeze out of the tube. When I needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,472
Posted By Charles in SC
Is a medical required if the plane is no flying?...

Is a medical required if the plane is no flying? If so then maintenance people would need one to run up a plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,472
Posted By Charles in SC
I use a nurse practitioner for family health. She...

I use a nurse practitioner for family health. She is affiliated with a licensed doctor. I went to her doctor for my basic med. YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks Walt, I Googled several days and could not...

Thanks Walt, I Googled several days and could not find the answer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the reply, do you know if it is a...

Thanks for the reply, do you know if it is a strobe type or non-strobe type?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Charles in SC
Transponder question KT 76C

I am not sure if this the place to ask but is a Bendix/King KT 76C transponder a strobe type or a non strobe type? I need to know to check the wiring on an altitude encoder.
Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,506
Posted By Charles in SC
My post was supposed to be funny.

My post was supposed to be funny.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,506
Posted By Charles in SC
Nobody has mentioned that you could tie a bunch...

Nobody has mentioned that you could tie a bunch of helium balloons to the tail. That way you could get extra lift without adding weight.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-01-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks, I know about the Flying Pig. I am based...

Thanks, I know about the Flying Pig. I am based at EHO
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-31-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Charles in SC
I went to Lowes and bought a better handle for...

I went to Lowes and bought a better handle for mine.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-31-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Charles in SC
Breakfast places

I know about the SC breakfast club. Are there any places to go in the south east such as restaurants that are on field that are worth doing?
Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By Charles in SC
You could have both

I have leading edge lights but the thought crossed my mind that I could ad tip lights with led.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Charles in SC
Looking for a ride in a -7, -6, or -9

I am getting ready to fly my just finished -7 and would like to get a ride in something similar first. I would be happy to pay expenses or whatever you feel is fair. I live near Spartanburg, SC and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,298
Posted By Charles in SC
Lupron only bothered me the first time they gave...

Lupron only bothered me the first time they gave it to me. The thing that was hard for me was the 8 months of chemo. Everybody has a little different experience.
Forum: Tools 06-15-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By Charles in SC
Dental type camera

What is a good one to get? Where do get one? The cameras I am speaking of connect to a computer or phone to look in a small space.
Thanks in advance!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,841
Posted By Charles in SC
I knew a guy that wound up in the vacuum cleaner...

I knew a guy that wound up in the vacuum cleaner at the airport once because of the pressure blowing the ashes back in the airplane (C 172).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By Charles in SC
Some brands of foot powder are just talc.

Some brands of foot powder are just talc.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,171
Posted By Charles in SC
I have not seen goat heads but I have had to...

I have not seen goat heads but I have had to dodge deer, coyotes, golf carts, and a bum pushing an old shopping buggy.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,171
Posted By Charles in SC
Flat tire question

I have read here over the years about folks having to deal with flats and some carry the tools and spare to change them. My question is what causes the flats? Debris on the ramps/runways, improperly...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,069
Posted By Charles in SC
Something to keep in mind is that if you decide...

Something to keep in mind is that if you decide to stray away from the plans and make something a little different such as an aftermarket cowling or any of a jillion cool things you might see on this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,946
Posted By Charles in SC
Looks great Matt! I am curious, is the piece that...

Looks great Matt! I am curious, is the piece that goes over the roll bar tube clecoed through the plexi and the roll bar or just the plexi?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,507
Posted By Charles in SC
I do not want to sidetrack the thread but in 1960...

I do not want to sidetrack the thread but in 1960 my father bought a little bike called an Aluma Cycle to carry in the baggage area of his Apache. It was so little I learned to ride on it when I was...
Forum: Tools 04-21-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a Grizzly mill/drill on a stand. It was...

I have a Grizzly mill/drill on a stand. It was not cheap but the ability to move the table and the stability is really nice. It is not a great mill but is a very good drill. It allowed me to do some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,048
Posted By Charles in SC
You really need to get some Van's shoes and...

You really need to get some Van's shoes and t-shirts to go with that.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,834
Posted By Charles in SC
It has never occurred to me to give up my bike...

It has never occurred to me to give up my bike because I fly. Been riding a bike for 60 years, flying for 41 years. 2002 BMW 1200LT
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the responses. I am not flying my -7...

Thanks for the responses. I am not flying my -7 yet but have flown and instructed in many different types. It looked like to me that the -7 has a kind of Hersey bar wing like the old Cherokees....
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By Charles in SC
-7 Stall characteristics

I have seen a couple of references to the stall being different from most other planes. What do they do differently?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By Charles in SC
In my humble experience Lycomings are not as...

In my humble experience Lycomings are not as likely to get carb ice as Continentals because the intakes go through the oil pan on most models. A Continental can ice up pretty easy with a carb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,117
Posted By Charles in SC
Many moons ago before Exxon was Exxon when I was...

Many moons ago before Exxon was Exxon when I was a teenager I worked at a gas station. We used to sell stuff to put in the carb to clean the engine out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,500
Posted By Charles in SC
We have antique nut plates and nuts bowls that...

We have antique nut plates and nuts bowls that are Vaseline glass but there is no Vaseline in them but they look cool under a black light that is not black. Now if I can figure out why pilots say...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By Charles in SC
It will be interesting to see what happens to the...

It will be interesting to see what happens to the folks that travel many many miles to get there and get told they cannot buy a ticket because they are sold out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,852
Posted By Charles in SC
About 50 years ago some friends and I decided to...

About 50 years ago some friends and I decided to go on our motorcycles to Myrtle Beach. We were at the arcade there when one of the guys decided to try a machine that had a hand on. You put a dime in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By Charles in SC
After looking at the picture. Do you have an air...

After looking at the picture. Do you have an air oil separator?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By Charles in SC
I needed some more so I took a piece of it to my...

I needed some more so I took a piece of it to my local electronics supply house and showed it to them. They had it in stock so I got what I needed from them. I do not know what resources you have...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-09-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,871
Posted By Charles in SC
I use a one hole countersink. I like the flush...

I use a one hole countersink. I like the flush screw look. I do not remember where I got the countersink. It fits in s drill chuck. There are a lot of ways to skin the cat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,009
Posted By Charles in SC
I cannot tell from the picture if the...

I cannot tell from the picture if the measurements are the same but it looks the same.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,549
Posted By Charles in SC
It could be. In Spartanburg county some years ago...

It could be. In Spartanburg county some years ago airplanes were taxed at about 10% of the value because the county knew that anyone that had an airplane was "rich folks". At some point they figured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,009
Posted By Charles in SC
That looks like the same thing that Milspec...

That looks like the same thing that Milspec fasteners use. Might check them out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,981
Posted By Charles in SC
Condition Inspection Sign off Question

When signing off a condition inspection does it go in both the aircraft log and the engine log or just the aircraft log.
This has probably been discussed here before but I did not find exactly what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,272
Posted By Charles in SC
Prayers sent your way. I also have stage 4 cancer...

Prayers sent your way. I also have stage 4 cancer and am undergoing chemo treatments, I just did my 7th one. Mine got a lot easier after the 3rd or 4th one. I am still pushing forward on my -7 doing...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-01-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By Charles in SC
As far as a workbench keep in mind that the...

As far as a workbench keep in mind that the horizontal stab is about 10 feet long when put together. My benches have a 4x8 sheet of plywood for a top.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By Charles in SC
Repairman certificate

How do you get one of these now? I do not think you can visit the FSDO now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,724
Posted By Charles in SC
I have a cheap 40 inch (I think) Grissley 3 in...

I have a cheap 40 inch (I think) Grissley 3 in one brake/shear/roll that was very useful during my build. It works good on aluminum but I would not recommend it for steel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,011
Posted By Charles in SC
I am at the point of needing to do this. For the...

I am at the point of needing to do this. For the digitally challenged folks like me do you have any idea what they do if your pictures and build log are not digital. Also what is a zoom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,339
Posted By Charles in SC
Repairman certificate issuance

Has anyone applied for a repairman certificate lately. I wondered how the virus shutdowns have affected obtaining one. Can you do it online now or what?
Thanks for any input!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,057
Posted By Charles in SC
I have some toilet paper stored in my hanger that...

I have some toilet paper stored in my hanger that I have to visit now and then.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By Charles in SC
Are you going to buy the whole kit at one time?...

Are you going to buy the whole kit at one time? It might be better to wait till post virus time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,969
Posted By Charles in SC
My .02 worth since being involved in aviation...

My .02 worth since being involved in aviation over the last 45 years. Any time there is a recession or depression or other turmoil in the financial world there are folks that need to get out because...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-02-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,905
Posted By Charles in SC
I used those on my check ride, they work fine.

I used those on my check ride, they work fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By Charles in SC
Oil line question

On my -7 I have a UMA oil pressure gage and sender mounted th Vans little manifold on the firewall. Question. Do I need to bleed the air out of the oil line from the engine or leave the air in?
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By Charles in SC
Thanks for the info Brian. I have a makeshift...

Thanks for the info Brian. I have a makeshift tail stand that I have used throughout the build that consists of 6 concrete blocks and a wooden structure on top that is designed to hold the tailwheel....
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By Charles in SC
Tail weight question

With my -7 in a level attitude about how much weight do I need to attach to the tail to jack it up useing the wing jack points to hold the tailwheel down?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,143
Posted By Charles in SC
Have you looked into prepreg, I think that is...

Have you looked into prepreg, I think that is what it is called. I would think you could just roll out a sheet, cure it, and then cut to size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Charles in SC
Nylon lube question

I am wondering what is a lube that has been used successfully on the nylon blocks used on a sliding canopy? On my -7 there are three, two at the rear where the pins lock into the holes and one where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Charles in SC
I have some Loctite 567. Does anybody know if...

I have some Loctite 567. Does anybody know if that will work on this plastic tee?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By Charles in SC
Brake fluid reservoir

Is there a better resevoir out there? On my -7 it is a homade looking aluminum pipe tank that a nylon tee screws into. Or maybe I need abetter tee fitting. I can not get it to stop leaking where it...
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