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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,575
Posted By MK77
This was my solution to swapping out my Duckworth...

This was my solution to swapping out my Duckworth 100W halogen with LED in my RV. Was fairly inexpensive, and required zero modification other than the wiring connectors. Has worked well for me so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,443
Posted By MK77
For those not in the know, AOP = acoustic...

For those not in the know, AOP = acoustic overload point or Max SPL capability. Basically, the sound pressure level at which the microphone being driven so hard that it is outputting a non-linear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,138
Posted By MK77
+1 on point #2 above. When I was looking to start...

+1 on point #2 above. When I was looking to start my project, I ran the numbers and would not have been able to afford to RV if I purchased a "brand new" kit, engine, etc. I was actually looking to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,443
Posted By MK77
Let me know when you are getting ready to mock up...

Let me know when you are getting ready to mock up your helmet with the mic. I'm sure I can give you some pointers for maintaining the performance of the mic element with your mounting scheme.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,443
Posted By MK77
Very interesting. I used the super basic Bonehead...

Very interesting. I used the super basic Bonehead helmet when I was conducting the phase 1 for my RV-7. Not sure what kind of mic capsule was in it. At that time I had no carpet, Vetterman 4-pipe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,317
Posted By MK77
One of the biggest things I took away from the...

One of the biggest things I took away from the EAA presentation on the "impossible turn" is that the runway length and winds are massive variables to consider. When departing from a short runway,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,641
Posted By MK77
Send one to me and I'll measure it in our...

Send one to me and I'll measure it in our anechoic chamber at work :D
Forum: Texas (South) 06-15-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,921
Posted By MK77
Thanks all! I'd overlooked Kestrel but I'll...

Thanks all! I'd overlooked Kestrel but I'll consider it. Great info on the landing conditions there too. We will have access to a car so Kestrel or New Braunfels are all options. I was thinking...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-10-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,921
Posted By MK77
Hi Guys, Thanks for the info and suggestions! I...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the info and suggestions!

I had read opinions other places online for Canyon Lake similar to what was mentioned here, that it's only for residents and not particularly friendly....
Forum: Texas (South) 06-09-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,921
Posted By MK77
Canyon Lake, Tx, PIREPS?

I'm planning a flight to Texas to visit my in-laws who live near New Braunfels and looking for any pireps on places to tie-down. We're planning to stay at an AirB&B at Canyon Lake so I was thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By MK77
KORD Landing

Like AV8ER, this weekend I decided to capitalize on the reduced airline traffic to land my RV-7 at what is normally one of the busiest airports in the...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,675
Posted By MK77
Congrats Larry! Swing by UGN sometime, or I can...

Congrats Larry! Swing by UGN sometime, or I can head down to 06C in the -7.

Matt
Forum: ADS-B 12-26-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,217
Posted By MK77
Glad I'm not the only one waiting until the last...

Glad I'm not the only one waiting until the last minute!

I'm currently running a GTX-327 and decided to go with the Garmin GDL-82 ADS-B out box which I will install this weekend. It was $1750 from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 819
Posted By MK77
Aero-lites PIREP

Like many of you, I was looking for a low cost, LED replacement landing light to fit in the same spot as the Duckworth round 100W leading edge kit. I looked at the Baja Designs but wasn't wanting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,790
Posted By MK77
My RV-7 is VFR only for now but I hope to add an...

My RV-7 is VFR only for now but I hope to add an IFR GPS in the future just so I can file if I need to deal with some clouds. I don't plan to do a lot of hard core IFR flying. For that reason I won't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 574
Views: 763,353
Posted By MK77
Freshly Painted!

Picked up N16DK from Midwest Aircraft Refinishing about 2 weeks ago now. I must say, it looks awesome! Ross, George and Kris did a phenomenal job. Design by Conrad Kothmann at Maverick Aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,500
Posted By MK77
DEFINITELY! Can't say when, but someday I may...

DEFINITELY! Can't say when, but someday I may take you up on that.
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,285
Posted By MK77
This is similar to the approach I went for when...

This is similar to the approach I went for when the project I took over had this issue. I over-drilled the hole and machined and pressed in a shoulder washer with the hole drilled in the correct...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-20-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,089
Posted By MK77
Haha! PWA - Pilots With (unusual) Attitudes.

Haha! PWA - Pilots With (unusual) Attitudes.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,102
Posted By MK77
The company I work for has a major problem with...

The company I work for has a major problem with counterfeit product. Because of this I've all but stopped buying things off Ebay as the problem is widespread on there.

When dealing with Amazon you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By MK77
Static wicks? Those may help.

Static wicks? Those may help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By MK77
Yep, G3X (non-touch) so don't think it's a gauge...

Yep, G3X (non-touch) so don't think it's a gauge issue. Either a pressure fluctuation issue at high RPM (seems more stable at lower RPM) or a signal issue (grounding, noise, etc). I was up at 8k'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By MK77
WOT cruise MAP fluctuations

Was doing some high speed cruise testing at altitude with WOT and I noticed that the MAP would fluctuate. The MAP line has a pressure snubber installed and these are not small, cyclical...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,594
Posted By MK77
Going through this process now on my -7. Squeeze...

Going through this process now on my -7. Squeeze the light wing trailing edge / lower the heavy wing aileron.

I'd suggest you check section 5 of the updated build manual which has pictures of what...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,846
Posted By MK77
They don't come with the kit, but you can still...

They don't come with the kit, but you can still order the full size template. I have one in my possession (thanks to Larry aka lr172).
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,846
Posted By MK77
Hi Mark, Like Bill said, it's both. I started...

Hi Mark,

Like Bill said, it's both. I started with the stock hinges and slotted them 1/16" down. I did both sides as it seemed the whole aileron was high. Now I'm going to remove them again and slot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,846
Posted By MK77
Hi Mark, Like Bill said, it's both. I started...

Hi Mark,

Like Bill said, it's both. I started with the stock hinges and slotted them 1/16" down. I did both sides as it seemed the whole aileron was high. Now I'm going to remove them again and slot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,846
Posted By MK77
Hi Carl, When you say "make sure the flaps are...

Hi Carl,

When you say "make sure the flaps are all the way up", how do you gauge where "all the way up" is without first aligning the ailerons using the tooling holes and matching the flaps to that?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,403
Posted By MK77
FWIW I also tried to repair a HS that had the...

FWIW I also tried to repair a HS that had the attach hole mis-drilled in the process of mating it to the fuse. I thought I would do the SB at the same time. Not exactly an easy SB to accomplish. No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,883
Posted By MK77
Try it in the sim

Been practicing the arrival on X-Plane and found it really helpful. All the landmarks are there for the most part (Ripon, railrood, Fisk Ave, etc).

It has been a bit of an eye opener because as Dan...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,247
Posted By MK77
I just had two adel clamps where the hangars...

I just had two adel clamps where the hangars attach to the engine mount break.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,215
Posted By MK77
Hey Charlie, Cool! Pro sound engineering is a...

Hey Charlie,

Cool! Pro sound engineering is a fun but tough gig. We have a lot of people who work here who were live sound or recording engineers and got out of it for various reasons.

I personally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,215
Posted By MK77
As someone who works as an engineer for a company...

As someone who works as an engineer for a company that makes in-ear monitors and headphones for pro applications, I'll just make a couple general statements.
In my experience, if you have a good seal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,022
Posted By MK77
Wanted to post an update to this thread: Since...

Wanted to post an update to this thread:
Since putting about 15 hours on the engine over the last few months my oil temps have gone down as the engine has broken in. However, spring is here and the...
Forum: Midwest 03-23-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,250
Posted By MK77
Welcome Jon! Lot's of RV'ers in the Chicago area....

Welcome Jon! Lot's of RV'ers in the Chicago area. I'm based out of KUGN. Hope to meet up some time.
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,683
Posted By MK77
Very nice! Just curious, who did the paint scheme?

Very nice! Just curious, who did the paint scheme?
Forum: Midwest 03-19-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,316
Posted By MK77
Pequods

Now you got me thinking about pizza! Lou's is super tasty buy my favorite is Pequods. Mmmmm...Unfortunately, not super close to any of the Chicagoland airports.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,022
Posted By MK77
Mine is the SET-110 which is a 10 row cooler, 3"...

Mine is the SET-110 which is a 10 row cooler, 3" wide. That one looks like a 13 row which would be the SET-113.

Matt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,948
Posted By MK77
Simon, very cool panel setup. What size iPad pro...

Simon, very cool panel setup. What size iPad pro is that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,948
Posted By MK77
Single Screen G3X, GTX327, GTR200. The GTR200 has...

Single Screen G3X, GTX327, GTR200. The GTR200 has a built in intercom which eliminates one item. G3X is easily expandable which is why I chose it. The backup ASI and Altimeter came with the project I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By MK77
Hi Scroll, thanks for the update! I was starting...

Hi Scroll, thanks for the update! I was starting to suspect something like that was the case. He should consider posting something on the website so people know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By MK77
Aircraft Wraps?

Now that I'm flying off my phase 1 flight time, I've thought a little bit about finishing the airplane. I have some paint quotes but also considering a vinyl wrap. I wanted to get a quote and over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By MK77
Yes, both #1 and #2 cylinders are fired from the...

Yes, both #1 and #2 cylinders are fired from the same coil pack so it certainly is pointing in that direction.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By MK77
Thanks All! That reinforces what I was thinking....

Thanks All! That reinforces what I was thinking. I'll run through the LSE troubleshooting and see what I come up with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,557
Posted By MK77
4th flight engine issue

Hi All!

Just completed the 4th flight in my RV-7 on Sunday and experienced some variation in engine power that I hadn't before. It was very subtle actually, but I could sense by the sound of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,022
Posted By MK77
Yea, good point. I'll at least fly it through the...

Yea, good point. I'll at least fly it through the winter as I log phase I hours and break-in the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,022
Posted By MK77
Update

Just to update this thread with additional information for those who may encounter it:

So far I've conducted the first two flights of my RV-7 (with the Setrab cooler). OATs at the surface were in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By MK77
Thanks!! Yea, I like it. Clean and simple. At...

Thanks!! Yea, I like it. Clean and simple. At least for now my bank account says that's the final panel haha. Probably add a mount for an iPad or other portable once I start going places. An IFR gps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,457
Posted By MK77
Waukegan is where I'm based and yea... great...

Waukegan is where I'm based and yea... great airport but I wouldn't stop there as a transient. I would say Gary (GYY) if you want a convenient stopping point before the Class B. Flying the lake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By MK77
Video

Hi All,

Thanks for you comments! An exciting day to be sure.

Finally got around to finishing up the the first flight video. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/5WvlOW-sH4A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,184
Posted By MK77
First Flight N16DK

On 27, November 2017, RV-7 kit #72938 officially became a flying machine!

I took the build over from the original builder, Terry Gudz, as a project to work on with my Dad. Terry had completed much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,431
Posted By MK77
Congrats! Great paint scheme. Hoping for the...

Congrats! Great paint scheme. Hoping for the first flight of my -7 this weekend if we get some good weather here in Northern IL.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,159
Posted By MK77
Flying with Mike during my RV-7 transition...

Flying with Mike during my RV-7 transition training was great. Awesome experience to fly with someone who has something like 15,000 hrs of tailwheel time.

Vernonia, is a neat place to fly into as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,842
Posted By MK77
Any day now...

Plane is in the hangar waiting to go. Taxi testing completed last Saturday with no issues, tracked nice and straight. Just waiting for some decent weather here in Northern Illinois for the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By MK77
Keep at it! There were definitely times when I...

Keep at it! There were definitely times when I didn't think the day would come. It's an awesome feeling now that it's here! To finish a project like this definitely requires a massive amount of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By MK77
RV-7 N16DK is airworthy!!

The DuPage (Chicago) FSDO was kind enough to send out not 1, not 2, but 3 inspectors to look over my airplane! They were really great to work with and everything went smoothly. They said it was one...
Forum: ADS-B 07-27-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,364
Posted By MK77
Installation

Regarding the "installation" part of the ADS-B rebate process: the FAA states the process of purchasing and scheduling installation of the avionics to qualify for the rebate. Can you install yourself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,874
Posted By MK77
Hey Andy, I'll preface this by saying I don't...

Hey Andy,

I'll preface this by saying I don't have a Hero 5 but I have messed quite a bit with the Hero 3 audio input.

I'd try Non-powered +.

In this setting, the camera doesn't supply any bias...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-16-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,432
Posted By MK77
Awesome trip!

Man, what an awesome trip you're going to have! I flew from Waukegan to LA a few years back hitting a bunch of airports on the way and it was such a memorable experience.

Some great suggestions...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,915
Posted By MK77
Intermittent OAT

I had a GSU25 issue where the OAT was intermittent. It would show up some days and other days it would have a big red X through it. Seemed highly unlikely to be a problem with the system so I checked...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,395
Posted By MK77
Very nice!!! I'm right behind you with my -7!...

Very nice!!!
I'm right behind you with my -7! Hope to be ready for inspection by next month.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,375
Posted By MK77
Congrats Larry!! The instrument is as tough one...

Congrats Larry!! The instrument is as tough one to get!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,738
Posted By MK77
I've always enjoyed reading your posts and...

I've always enjoyed reading your posts and thought your plane looks amazing. Inspiration for me as I'm getting close to completing my -7. I'm based out of Waukegan and find myself up at ENW quite a...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,433
Posted By MK77
Great story and amazing trip. I'm sure that's one...

Great story and amazing trip. I'm sure that's one you'll never forget!
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