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Forum: RV-8/8A 10-16-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Jpm757
Arrow The cable operated door is simple, and with a...

The cable operated door is simple, and with a little redesign you can get it to open AND close smoothly from the cockpit control.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By Jpm757
Your engine made it this far because you flew it,...

Your engine made it this far because you flew it, frequently. Lycoming has raised certain engine TBO's to 2400 hours for high usage operators.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,350
Posted By Jpm757
Why put an extra switch on the stick grip for...

Why put an extra switch on the stick grip for something you are only going to use once every flight. I don't understand why builders incorporate so many functions on the stick. It would seem that PTT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,398
Posted By Jpm757
Past experiences have shown that any ashes...

Past experiences have shown that any ashes released within the propeller slipstream can damage the finish on the empennage.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-06-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By Jpm757
For the interim, I think you would be better off...

For the interim, I think you would be better off with a nice light O-320 powered -4. Cheaper aquisition cost, better useful load/C.G.. You will find that most 180 hp -4's are heavy, and many have...
Forum: Rocket 09-24-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By Jpm757
I am using the rocket style "loops" on my -7 and...

I am using the rocket style "loops" on my -7 and have had no issues. They exit the bottom wing fairing via a bulkhead fitting and JD Air fuel vents. No siphoning whatsoever.
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Jpm757
I am using a 60 Amp current limiter.

I am using a 60 Amp current limiter.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-18-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Jpm757
Installed mine during the build, definitely a...

Installed mine during the build, definitely a must have for a slider. You can delete the slider track extension from the kit, and order a longer -8 track from Van's. You can also notch the turtleback...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,100
Posted By Jpm757
Walt makes a good point, additionally it is...

Walt makes a good point, additionally it is critical that the sample be taken at the proper time during the drain. We had a mechanic who forgot to take the sample during the drain, realized his...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,166
Posted By Jpm757
I would consider it a core and pay accordingly.

I would consider it a core and pay accordingly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jpm757
My -7 is wrapped with 3M 1080, (4 yrs.). Also...

My -7 is wrapped with 3M 1080, (4 yrs.). Also ran a 3" wide strip down the slider to cover the canopy frame. Saw this post and was curious, so I peeled back a small section, plexi looked like the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 858
Posted By Jpm757
Before you do anything, check the crankshaft IAW...

Before you do anything, check the crankshaft IAW Lycoming S.B. 505b (corrosion/pitting). This has taken quite a few crankshafts out of circulation.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Jpm757
Belt sander works great for fine trimming.

Belt sander works great for fine trimming.
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By Jpm757
Mine just crapped out at 400 hrs. Blast tube...

Mine just crapped out at 400 hrs. Blast tube installed from day 1.
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,141
Posted By Jpm757
In addition to a Halon extinguisher and good...

In addition to a Halon extinguisher and good canopy breaker tool, I installed an automotive type "G" switch to the electric fuel pump circuit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,677
Posted By Jpm757
Anything is possible at the paint shop.

Anything is possible at the paint shop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By Jpm757
Mine decreased by $200. Perhaps a trend?

Mine decreased by $200. Perhaps a trend?
Forum: Rocket 08-10-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,299
Posted By Jpm757
Installed 380x150 tires on my -7 about 400 hours...

Installed 380x150 tires on my -7 about 400 hours ago and am very pleased with them. I am using Van's stock PR wheel pants, which need to be mounted slightly higher and opened up at the bottom. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,842
Posted By Jpm757
From a safety standpoint, I think having a...

From a safety standpoint, I think having a transponder with at least ADS-B out is a must, regardless of the mission. Should you ever require ATC assistance you can immediately be identified. Your...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,753
Posted By Jpm757
A very important part of Blake's presentation is...

A very important part of Blake's presentation is making sure the tailwheel shaft is vertical when in the 3 point attitude. A bent or sagging tailwheel spring can displace the vertical axis and cause...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,328
Posted By Jpm757
Just got my renewal today, went DOWN $250. Go...

Just got my renewal today, went DOWN $250.
Go figure !!??
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By Jpm757
We played around with calibration on my friends...

We played around with calibration on my friends -8, and settled on15.5 gals. as the first reading below full.
Totally agree that a properly calibrated fuel computer is the best solution.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-03-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,595
Posted By Jpm757
When established on a published segment of the...

When established on a published segment of the instrument approach.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Jpm757
Be careful what you post on the forums. If you...

Be careful what you post on the forums. If you decide to fly the aircraft and have an incident, the FAA may very well consider you to have operated the aircraft with a known deficiency.
Big Brother...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,388
Posted By Jpm757
If you have any concerns about the engine, then...

If you have any concerns about the engine, then you should plan on at the very least an engine teardown inspection ($8,000 or so). Additionally, was this a new engine or well documented overhaul? If...
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By Jpm757
Mine was cocooned in foam.

Mine was cocooned in foam.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By Jpm757
This RV-10 had 550 hrs. and 8 condition...

This RV-10 had 550 hrs. and 8 condition inspections.
https://i.postimg.cc/Yqx74MSX/20210105-111220-1.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,289
Posted By Jpm757
Low tire pressure combined with heavy braking can...

Low tire pressure combined with heavy braking can cause the tire/ tube assy to rotate and tear or shear the tube stem. Keep the hangar floor and ramp clean, especially those little pieces of safety...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jpm757
Try a flush rivet set with a rubber ring, it will...

Try a flush rivet set with a rubber ring, it will keep sliding and blemishes to a minimum.
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By Jpm757
I can imagine what Garmin would have charged for...

I can imagine what Garmin would have charged for that repair? Dynon/AFS has provided excellent customer service.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,344
Posted By Jpm757
Great idea, especially for a new build. However,...

Great idea, especially for a new build. However, a retrofit to MY airplane would involve relocating 2 comm antennas, a txp and an ADS-B antenna.
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Jpm757
Unless you are installing an inverted oil system,...

Unless you are installing an inverted oil system, then a flop tube is a waste of time in my opinion.. You will likley lose oil pressure before fuel starvation.
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,892
Posted By Jpm757
4 years/400 hrs. later no issues. I run wig wag...

4 years/400 hrs. later no issues. I run wig wag and strobes continuously. Aveo also sent me new updated power modules at no charge, although I have had no need to swap them out.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By Jpm757
Ditch the big N numbers and apply some vinyl...

Ditch the big N numbers and apply some vinyl accent striping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,107
Posted By Jpm757
A good place to start would be at least the...

A good place to start would be at least the combined cost of the build not including your labor. What is your labor worth? Probably depends on how much fun you had building the -7. Advertised prices...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,461
Posted By Jpm757
I installed a GNC355 and used a PDA360 XR remote...

I installed a GNC355 and used a PDA360 XR remote audio panel/intercom, all plugged into my dual AFS5600T's
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-20-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By Jpm757
Jereme I have an AFS setup with mostly Dynon...

Jereme
I have an AFS setup with mostly Dynon components. The AFS 5600 manual contains an excellent matrix for fine tuning their autopilots. Maybe this will be of help, it is available for
download...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By Jpm757
Could be Permatex Aviation Form-A-Gasket, this...

Could be Permatex Aviation Form-A-Gasket, this stuff never dries completley.
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Jpm757
I believe the type 2 mount was designed primarily...

I believe the type 2 mount was designed primarily for the Twin Commanche installation. The focal angle of the mount is 18 vs 30 for the type 1.
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Jpm757
Dynafocal.

Dynafocal.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-15-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By Jpm757
David, Plenty of info in the archives,. I have...

David,
Plenty of info in the archives,. I have retrofitted the Garmin and Dynon units using Gretz & Dynon mounting kits. Simple and straight forward per the instructions, but will involve cutting the...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,165
Posted By Jpm757
I took a look at my automated engine test log...

I took a look at my automated engine test log that came with my factory YIO-360 M1B, and here are some highlights.
Looks like they ran it a total of 1:01 hrs. Started at low rpm and kept bumping it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By Jpm757
A few years ago someone flew I believe a 9A...

A few years ago someone flew I believe a 9A around the world, last leg Hawaii-California. Should be in the archives. Personally, I would disassemble and ship. But if you are looking for some...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,731
Posted By Jpm757
This is all correct. I have been running my nav...

This is all correct.
I have been running my nav lights and Wig-Wags constantly for 400 hours and no problems. These lights are incredibly bright, day or night.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,711
Posted By Jpm757
If you do require a new skin, does Van give any...

If you do require a new skin, does Van give any preference for an AOG situation such as yours?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By Jpm757
Andair Purchase

Andair has a great website to custom order a fuel valve. Visually design it with a variety of ports and custom engraving. I just ordered an FS20 valve and with the GBP exchange rate saved $70 over...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,923
Posted By Jpm757
Just had 4 Slicks done at Poplar Grove Airmotive,...

Just had 4 Slicks done at Poplar Grove Airmotive, fast service at a reasonable price
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Jpm757
The 430/530's are terrific units, but I would...

The 430/530's are terrific units, but I would think twice about spending any money on repairs this late in the game, especially non-WAAS units. If you can swing it, the new line of Garmin navigators...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,369
Posted By Jpm757
Mud Daubers a plenty here in the northeast, ...

Mud Daubers a plenty here in the northeast, Pitot tubes, fuel vents & more.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-26-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By Jpm757
I too have had excellent results with SEM...

I too have had excellent results with SEM products, especially their self etching primer, available in rattle cans.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,421
Posted By Jpm757
This makes for an interesting...

This makes for an interesting read.
http://www.meyette.us/RV10crash.htm
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,421
Posted By Jpm757
Van's has done the engineering, design and...

Van's has done the engineering, design and flight testing of their aircraft using the recommended engines specified for each model. Going "outside " the box on your powerplant opens up a whole new...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Jpm757
Anti-seize works well for the install.

Anti-seize works well for the install.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,090
Posted By Jpm757
Just ordered my second Quick Panel for the...

Just ordered my second Quick Panel for the Javron. Great folks, great product!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-18-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,253
Posted By Jpm757
380X150 tires may be an option. You will however...

380X150 tires may be an option. You will however need to enlarge the wheel opening.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By Jpm757
A total loss does not necessarily mean (in your...

A total loss does not necessarily mean (in your case $180k) that your damage must total $180K. I have seen several claims that as they approach 75% of the hull value they become totalled. Check the...
Forum: Northeast 04-15-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By Jpm757
Private message sent.

Private message sent.
Forum: RV-4 04-13-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By Jpm757
As the CG moves aft, you will notice an increase...

As the CG moves aft, you will notice an increase in pitch sensitivity.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By Jpm757
100" lbs. Is way too much torque for an AN3 bolt....

100" lbs. Is way too much torque for an AN3 bolt. It should be 20-25 inch lbs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By Jpm757
I have been running the Beta version for several...

I have been running the Beta version for several months, very slick! Does anyone know if the beta version is identical to the new release, or do I need to download the website version? Additionally,...
Forum: COMM 04-06-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By Jpm757
Try powering up in the config. mode, and lower...

Try powering up in the config. mode, and lower the sidetone volume.
Forum: Midwest 04-06-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By Jpm757
AFS Forums has good...

AFS Forums has good info.

http://advanced-flight-systems.com/forum/forums/26-AF-5600-amp-AF-5500-General-Discussion?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,932
Posted By Jpm757
Craig, I will snap a pic next time I'm over at...

Craig,
I will snap a pic next time I'm over at the hangar. The installation is simple, you can shop the spring dept. at your local hardware store. All you need are a pair of light duty springs with...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Jpm757
My experience with inflatable door seals is that...

My experience with inflatable door seals is that they are more trouble than they are worth. I also think that overinflation places excess stress on hinges and locking mechanism.
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