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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-20-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By Paul 5r4
Great ideas! All of my videos are GoPro on the...

Great ideas! All of my videos are GoPro on the inside. I'd like venture to the out side of the plane. Are the GoPros your using remotely/bluetooth able to be started and stopped? Seems you'd have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By Paul 5r4
I am paranoid about cold cracking my canopy. I...

I am paranoid about cold cracking my canopy. I live in South Alabama close to the coast where temps are most always reasonable. I try to avoid anything less than about 40 degrees. I would love to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-02-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Paul 5r4
other sources

I have a 7A so not familiar with the 4 but.... Vans isn't the only one that sells these things. Without doing any checking, I still suspect you can save some $$$.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,226
Posted By Paul 5r4
I finished my kit years ago but can understand...

I finished my kit years ago but can understand each ones frustration. Like Scott Card said in his 11/4 post, a lot can change in 18 months... heck these days things can change in just a few days! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,508
Posted By Paul 5r4
tailcone work

I crawled up inside my 7A once after it was on the mains. !!!***BLAM***!!! Had forgot to support the tail. Had to perform a pretty extensive repair to the rudder bottom cap. Sometimes I can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,233
Posted By Paul 5r4
Way to go Paul. When things like that happen and...

Way to go Paul. When things like that happen and the great picture of lifting the next line captain to have a look at the cockpit... well your paying it forward and in the process you make us all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,233
Posted By Paul 5r4
I plan on a trip to the Petit Jean fly in every...

I plan on a trip to the Petit Jean fly in every year. Two years ago I was heading to the fly in and my alternator crapped out... low volts. After a landing to rule out something easy to fix, I flew...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,736
Posted By Paul 5r4
Vlad. Painters tape line creating a weak spot in...

Vlad. Painters tape line creating a weak spot in the paint is what an AP friend thought at the airport today. I know the mechanical removal really changed the appearance. I am convinced this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-10-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,736
Posted By Paul 5r4
Crack??? Second/third opinions please....

I was doing a preflight this evening and discovered this on the rudder control horn. It sure looked like a crack and seemed to be verified because of the spot on the end that wraps to the thinner...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,610
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have "The Fat Wrench" firearm torque wrench by...

I have "The Fat Wrench" firearm torque wrench by Wheeler Engineering. Available on Amazon and apparently Home Depot. I do see there are a couple different models available on Amazon. I love mine. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,610
Posted By Paul 5r4
Regarding ScottK and the torque screwdriver. ...

Regarding ScottK and the torque screwdriver. Ditto. I always had leaking valve cover gaskets. Would replace them and in short order the new ones would leak. Talked to a guy from Pinnacle Aircraft...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-07-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,403
Posted By Paul 5r4
With sadness...

So sorry to hear of Mr. Jan's passing. He provided me with my transition training in his 6A back in 2012. Yes indeed a good man! Jan... tailwinds and may your rest be eternally peaceful.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-25-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,185
Posted By Paul 5r4
Ok.... Let me ask again. What about THIS...

Ok.... Let me ask again. What about THIS year...(2021)? Anyone have any information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By Paul 5r4
Gosh, this is all great news. Hope this IS a...

Gosh, this is all great news. Hope this IS a trend. ALMOST wish mine was due. :-)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-08-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,313
Posted By Paul 5r4
I'm hoping you get some good suggestion here. I...

I'm hoping you get some good suggestion here. I have a tip up and found out the hard way to stay away from rain!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,116
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have a 7A and I am the builder. I remember the...

I have a 7A and I am the builder. I remember the first inspection took me 7 days mostly I believe because I didn't know what to look for. I have successfully honed that number to about 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,734
Posted By Paul 5r4
I was at Fisk for awhile and watched the...

I was at Fisk for awhile and watched the arrivals. Also watched them via flight tracker 24. It does seem that for the most part the "extended" congo line seemed to work quite well. It appeared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 21,673
Posted By Paul 5r4
This rule is counterproductive to the FAA's own...

This rule is counterproductive to the FAA's own mission of safety. I agree with all the previous comments but especially those that say they've created a regulation for a problem that did not exist....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,084
Posted By Paul 5r4
Cert---->Experimental +1

My switch wasn't necessarily a conscious one. I had flown certified since becoming a private pilot in the late 70s. I owned a Cessna 152 for 10 years. Through my line of work one evening I met a...
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thank you Paul! Appreciate the information.

Thank you Paul! Appreciate the information.
Forum: Propellers 06-29-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Paul 5r4
I recently balanced my Sensenich prop. It was...

I recently balanced my Sensenich prop. It was done about 5 years ago but had recently noticed significant vibs during cruise. Borrowed the local FBO's balancer. My max static is close to 2250 but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,418
Posted By Paul 5r4
Nose wheel tire

I'm running the nose wheel tire that came with my kit and it was completed in 2012. I've changed the mains several times of course but I swear I can't remember ever changing the nose. It still...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,038
Posted By Paul 5r4
Cth6.... I'm struggling with the exact same...

Cth6.... I'm struggling with the exact same issues at this time. I've checked everything on the fuel supply side including tank venting, fuel line obstruction, fuel selector valve problem. Even...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,038
Posted By Paul 5r4
You said with engine on and boost pump off you'd...

You said with engine on and boost pump off you'd expect to see 0.5-6 lbs of pressure. I think the engine driven fuel pump specs are 4-6psi. The lycoming manual does state the **minimum** fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,558
Posted By Paul 5r4
Things happen

I was planning to take a lady friend flying once and we drove from her place to the hanger... about an hours drive only to see a huge puddle of brake fluid by the right main. Impossible to miss. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thanks Scott. Yes, I've played with all the...

Thanks Scott. Yes, I've played with all the settings and adjustments. When I push the PTT the noise is much higher. Apparently none of the excess is getting out during transmissions.

So let me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Paul 5r4
Portable intercom

This is a silly question but I really would like to figure it out. I sometimes make aviation videos and upload them to my youtube channel. I've made a few with go pros and recorded my audio with a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-21-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,702
Posted By Paul 5r4
My fuel selector is the original Vans type...

My fuel selector is the original Vans type supplied with the kit. (I completed my build in 2012). Mine was getting stiff to turn not long after beginning the flying after completion of the build. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,225
Posted By Paul 5r4
Bird Strike information

I don't remember where I got this from but added it to my misc aviation information on my computer. Here are some statistics regarding bird strikes.


July to October greatest risk
December to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Paul 5r4
Facet pump question

I have the standard Facet pump. According to specs it's suppose to put out 32 gallons an hour. Mine is 9 years old. I tested it recently and I'm getting 0.4 gallons/minute = 24 gallons an/hour.......
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Paul 5r4
To answer a couple of questions. Total time since...

To answer a couple of questions. Total time since new nine years ago is about 550 hours. I’ve never burned anything except avgas. I would say yes the red cube is mounted correctly. It’s been...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Paul 5r4
Red Cube failure mode

I've been having some weird indications regarding ROP/PK/LOP lately. Flying along and at full rich it will sometimes float between the three. I have the Dynon D100/D120. I've checked everything I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Paul 5r4
I ordered all kits at the same time. You're...

I ordered all kits at the same time. You're right... A chunk of change. When they arrived, right away I felt like I had for the first time in my life bitten off more than I could chew. After a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Paul 5r4
It is part of my prelanding checklist as well. ...

It is part of my prelanding checklist as well. "Brakes and Belts" is what I say. I've practiced a no brake landing using only the opposite brake. My no brake procedure goes something like this. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By Paul 5r4
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Paul 5r4
I had a cessna 152 for 10 years. Had crazing on...

I had a cessna 152 for 10 years. Had crazing on the back window. I polished as much as possible and no changes. I agree with MacCool that it's not surface. Likely that no amount of polishing will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,037
Posted By Paul 5r4
I flew to Dauphin Island, Alabama. Only across...

I flew to Dauphin Island, Alabama. Only across Mobile Bay for but still a beautiful and peaceful place that never gets old. There are restaurants that will come pick you up at the airport then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,480
Posted By Paul 5r4
Sad.... Peaceful Rest.

Sad.... Peaceful Rest.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,642
Posted By Paul 5r4
I just mailed mine off yesterday! My quote was...

I just mailed mine off yesterday! My quote was the exact same as last year. I did increase coverage a bit so my price did go up. From the lowest premiums I had a few years back my policy has...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-21-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,383
Posted By Paul 5r4
You hooo yeee hawww and all that good stuff! ...

You hooo yeee hawww and all that good stuff! :-)

I plan on being there! HBC.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,962
Posted By Paul 5r4
I haven't seen the thread you're referring to. ...

I haven't seen the thread you're referring to. I've done all the inspections on my RV. Most all of the screws you remove you can reuse. DON'T put one back in if the head is messed up because when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,119
Posted By Paul 5r4
Plus one here

Plus one here
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,390
Posted By Paul 5r4
Plus 1 for Flyleds!!! I've had mine several...

Plus 1 for Flyleds!!! I've had mine several years and very happy with these super bright strobes and position lights. Paul will treat you right!
Forum: Flight Testing 02-02-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,200
Posted By Paul 5r4
I flew my first flight. HALFWAY considered...

I flew my first flight. HALFWAY considered getting someone else to do it but realized there was no way I'd let that happen. For insurance purposes I did have transition training with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have been flying behind an ifly 740 with the...

I have been flying behind an ifly 740 with the same adventure pilot software as back up on a nexus tablet for several years. The 740 drives the AP. They have worked flawlessly. In my opinion......
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-31-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,698
Posted By Paul 5r4
I don't remember who I used... maybe aircraft...

I don't remember who I used... maybe aircraft engravers. I did my panel in the typical plastic engraving style. I was in the navy from 76-84 and spent some time sitting in and admiring the cockpits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,760
Posted By Paul 5r4
The OP checklist is outstanding. I would love to...

The OP checklist is outstanding. I would love to see pictures of other folks in cockpit checklists.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
Posted By Paul 5r4
Prayer for you and to find the help you need. ...

Prayer for you and to find the help you need. God is good all the time and all the time God is good!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By Paul 5r4
If it's just a matter of crating and shipping.......

If it's just a matter of crating and shipping.... Would they let you come and pick it up. Sounds like this is affecting lots of people. Maybe a few folks ban together and rent a truck then go pick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,385
Posted By Paul 5r4
I agree it's a hopeless battle to fight city hall...

I agree it's a hopeless battle to fight city hall kind of situation. If funds permit buy a cessna 150/152 that is flying then you'd be meeting their requirements. You could have it to fly and build...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,924
Posted By Paul 5r4
If they are new then perhaps a small amount of...

If they are new then perhaps a small amount of brake fluid got onto the caliper during assembly and eventually ran down to the point where enough collected and dripped a time or two. I would clean...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,606
Posted By Paul 5r4
I had about 10 hours since I had made the maiden...

I had about 10 hours since I had made the maiden first flight in my 7A. I had a cessna 152 I had been flying for 10 years and thought I needed to fly it just to stir the oil etc. When I took off in...
Forum: ADS-B 01-10-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,798
Posted By Paul 5r4
Maybe I am a bit naive here but I don't see the...

Maybe I am a bit naive here but I don't see the problem with ATC or anyone on flight tracker software knowing my N number and seeing where I am. I certainly don't want big brother tracking my phone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,021
Posted By Paul 5r4
I tried to find the ATC audio from youtube but...

I tried to find the ATC audio from youtube but can't seem to run across it. When I look up my recently viewed stuff it stops at Dec. 27, 2020. If I do find it, I'll post a link.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,021
Posted By Paul 5r4
Pan Pan vs Mayday

I have a question. I listened to the audio of a controller... I think somewhere in the North East part of the country but not sure.... anyway, he had an aircraft several miles out over water and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 140,604
Posted By Paul 5r4
book

Angles of Attack by Peter Hunt.

A-6 Inturder pilot tells the story of his flights into Iraq during operation desert storm. Felt like I was in the cockpit with him. Great read.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,335
Posted By Paul 5r4
I have dynon probes and have replaced only one...

I have dynon probes and have replaced only one just last year. It had 8 years and about 500 hours on it. That one was giving bad readings and when I pulled it out, it was about half...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,541
Posted By Paul 5r4
FCC license

You guys mention the FCC lic is required. Is it required in the CONUS or just with a trip to the Bahamas? I had one as a student pilot but at some point my instructor told me it wasn't required any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,776
Posted By Paul 5r4
I would NOT EVEN CONSIDER anything certified. At...

I would NOT EVEN CONSIDER anything certified. At the airport I hear guys frequently enough chatting about their planes. At some point I causally ask about their fuel burn..... WOW. Takes a lot of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-11-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,228
Posted By Paul 5r4
jcarne.... I could not agree more. I never look...

jcarne.... I could not agree more. I never look at my glass ASI and rarely the altimeter. (I have steam back up ASI and altimeter). My eyes ALWAYS go to analog. I think the reason is because...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-04-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,308
Posted By Paul 5r4
best memories are the ones that happen unexpectedly

I had gone to VA to visit my son in the navy many years ago. I was solo on my way back from Norfolk to Gulf Shores, Al in my old Cessna 152. I was approaching Eufaula, Al at about sunset. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-03-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,852
Posted By Paul 5r4
I was a machinest for many years and have removed...

I was a machinest for many years and have removed many broken studs and the occasional broken tap. As others have said.... gently back and forth twisting is most likely to succeed. If that fails...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By Paul 5r4
Thanks for sharing your story Paul! You gave us...

Thanks for sharing your story Paul! You gave us a tiny glimpse of MCC... behind the manuals, procedures and rules. A little insight of the human beings and their interaction with machines that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,840
Posted By Paul 5r4
Flash drives weren't available when I built my...

Flash drives weren't available when I built my 7A... at least I don't think they were. My only real input is this. The plans that will come with the kit are the best. Like someone said all...
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