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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 22
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up TED - ebay

eBay $28.00
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,417
Posted By bhester
Exclamation Problem with the Vans Video

The Vans Video is great except for one thing. When Scott is laying beads for the baffles he is putting it too far away from the rivet holes. If he would have laid the bead down touching the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By bhester
Headset hangers?

Someone posted spring loaded headset hangers awhile back, canít find the post. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By bhester
Good info

Thanks Steve,
I believe I'll hook it up to the DME switch since I wont be using it for anything. I've already started the work, Man I wish that harness was 6-8" longer, worked good at the time, not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By bhester
Garmin G3X touch alerts

Ok, I’ve got a Garmin GMA 340 audio panel and a Garmin G3X touch system. I have never connected the two for alerts. I do have a AFS 2500 engine monitor connected to the audio panel though the alert...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By bhester
Heat Guard

You mean like this? Mine came from Vans with my firewall forward kit

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,451
Posted By bhester
Red dot = Valve stem

Yes, Red Dot gets aligned with the valve stem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By bhester
Oil Cooler flush

My engine is being overhauled. What do I need to do with my oil cooler?
It's a NDM 20002A
Can I just flush it? With what?
Does it need to be sent somewhere for flush/overhaul?
Thanks!
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By bhester
AFS

Will Advance Flight Systems not help you with this? Have you called them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,240
Posted By bhester
Donít work

Doesnít work


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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,240
Posted By bhester
Buck strike

Mitch, can you post a link to your Buck experience, can’t seem to find it.
I remember reading it a while ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,240
Posted By bhester
Unhappy From what I see

Iíd say the engine will need to be removed and sent to an engine shop for a prop strike insp., prop might be repairable it will need to go to a Prop shop, wing tank will need to be removed, might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By bhester
Unhappy Engine Overhaul delays

Is anyone having an engine Overhaul (long story for later) and being told that it is delayed because of parts availability right now?
I’ve had my engine at an engine shop since April 20, 2021 with an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By bhester
Just make sure Ö

Just make sure you install the puck correctly when it goes back in. It will go in either way but if done incorrectly you will loose all your brake fluid and have a very bad day. The o-ring groove is...
Forum: Southeast 08-12-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By bhester
Did you find the help

Did you find the help you were looking for?
I am based at KHVC - Hopkinsville Christian County Airport
Built my RV7A and I am an A&P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,180
Posted By bhester
Aircraft Spruce

Aircraft Spruce usually has free shipping on orders at Oshkosh. May have a minimum order now, not sure.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-28-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Stop here for food

This would be best for the way back home. I found it in 2018 and went back in 2019 also.

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Great food!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,827
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up SteinAir

https://www.steinair.com/support/videos/
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By bhester
Problems - No problems

I think it has been covered pretty well by now.

Here is my take on reading all the responses.

In my RV7A I used 45 psi in my mains and 35 psi in my nose.

I don't remember how I choose those...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By bhester
Yep, non touch

Hereís a pic of mine before upgrading to touch

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Forum: Northeast 06-01-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,315
Posted By bhester
Trip Report

Whatever you do, please do a trip report. We love a good trip report!
I flew to Belfast, ME in 2016. It was one of my most enjoyable trips, can't wait to do something like that again soon.
If you'd...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,381
Posted By bhester
You can read about my alternator replacement last...

You can read about my alternator replacement last year on my website:
http://www.newtech.com/bobbyhester/2020Flying.htm

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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By bhester
Here is mine

Here is a picture of mine from 2007

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

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I’ll have more of the actual flop tube install soon
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
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: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By bhester
Rapco

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.

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
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: 1,399
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!

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=141972

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By bhester
Rapco Brake Disk

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

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Sorry about that Richard
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,378
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: 59
Views: 15,378
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: 59
Views: 15,378
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: 1,205
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: 986
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: 986
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: 986
Posted By bhester
Instruction are still on my site

I still have the instructions on my web site, if you decide to do it:
http://www.newtech.com/bobbyhester/garmingpsinternalbattery.htm
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-21-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,140
Posted By bhester
Me too!

Weather permitting, I plan to be there!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,469
Posted By bhester
NAV on G3X

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

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
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: 5,137
Posted By bhester
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
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):

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/avpages/garming3x-gps20a.php

This is what I use!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,650
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: 825
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: 3,713
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.
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,509
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: 4,211
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: 4,649
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: 1,115
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: 3,220
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up SteinAir

https://www.steinair.com/product-category/terminals-tape/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
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: 6,277
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: 5,100
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: 4,464
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: 2,084
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: 2,084
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
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Views: 1,111
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: 1,618
Posted By bhester
RV7 drawing 38

RV7 drawing 38
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,016
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.

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Forum: RV-9/9A 11-20-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,256
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: 3,494
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.

https://youtu.be/SXG7gRrh7UY

If your an EAA member go to EAA.org and search...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 603,599
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: 4,167
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: 5,832
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Here's mine

Right behind the passengers seat on the baggage side wall

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,145
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: 11,145
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...
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