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Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By stevemcgirr
From Eugene

I'm based in KEUG and have made the trip twice. I agree with Rob H that Rapid City is a good first night stopover. We usually plan a Thursday departure, in the Boise gap to Burley (KBYI) or similar...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-02-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,027
Posted By stevemcgirr
Nice! I hope to follow your example shortly. I...

Nice! I hope to follow your example shortly. I have done all my IFR training in my RV7. Holding altitude and headings are a continual challenge.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,264
Posted By stevemcgirr
I absolutely agree with Tommy Turner. I had a...

I absolutely agree with Tommy Turner. I had a hiss on removal of one of the fuel caps, and "spitting" of fuel on hot days, and it also turned out, on inspection, to be a loose fitting of the vent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By stevemcgirr
mygoflight

Jeff, I mounted my ipad mini on a mygoflight flex arm bolted to the corner brace, passenger side of my 7. I installed a small brace where the "elbow" articulation falls to relieve some stress. (I'm...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,089
Posted By stevemcgirr
my method

I'm the last person anyone would ask for advice on shop organization, but I do have a simple drill bit organization tip.

Get a block of wood. (I used a 1 inch thick piece of hardwood). Trace a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,223
Posted By stevemcgirr
UAT only group

Nick (Flightlogic),
Thank you for the update. I hope they come in Friday as anticipated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,223
Posted By stevemcgirr
not yet

I ordered November 3 as well. No e-mail or shipment yet. I appreciate you all keeping me informed of your situations. It allays some anxiety.

You would think that having been a NavWorx customer,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,315
Posted By stevemcgirr
shopping again

The NavWorx 600exp had been just about perfect for me, given my combination of 430W, GTX327 and AFS 4500. I'm not sure if there is a current product that would give me cockpit EFIS display of Wx and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,677
Posted By stevemcgirr
Happy to bring the Black Butte Porter. See you...

Happy to bring the Black Butte Porter. See you all soon.
Forum: Oregon 06-03-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By stevemcgirr
a source I like

I subscribe to this magazine, but content is available online.

https://www.pdxmonthly.com/

Interestingly, (at least to me) a lot of the locals refer to Portland in print as PDX, so you will see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By stevemcgirr
Hi Patrick, I am sending you my cell number by...

Hi Patrick,

I am sending you my cell number by private message. There are several 12's here at KEUG (as well as all the other options). We will get you a ride.

Steve McGirr
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 21,677
Posted By stevemcgirr
So is this where we start making requests for...

So is this where we start making requests for regional products we don't normally see? I'm happy to bring Pacific NW stuff again this year.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,252
Posted By stevemcgirr
Greetings jsbc, Prepare for the response that...

Greetings jsbc,
Prepare for the response that tells you to first check the "search" feature, as this is an often covered subject.

I am having some issue as well with temps, specifically CHT that can...
Forum: Reviews 08-13-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,736
Posted By stevemcgirr
Thanks. I'm working through the usual suspects...

Thanks. I'm working through the usual suspects list of fixes for high CHTs on #4 and to a lesser extent #2. I may be headed for the cowl flap option.
Forum: Reviews 08-13-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,736
Posted By stevemcgirr
For those using the EZ cool flap, are you happy...

For those using the EZ cool flap, are you happy with its performance? Has it made an appreciable difference in CHT's for you? Is the actuator holding up?

Thanks in advance for any product reviews on...
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,675
Posted By stevemcgirr
Thanks. I will look for it after work. I was...

Thanks. I will look for it after work.

I was going to erase eeprom due to not getting weather, and reinstall 5.3.1, but if 5.6.2 offers advantages over 5.3.1, I assumed that it would be better to...
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,675
Posted By stevemcgirr
question

Where is the erase eeprom function on the iOS app? I am trying to upgrade to 5.6.2 due to not getting weather with 5.3.1, and I am not seeing any menu item that permits me to erase.

I'm using an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,870
Posted By stevemcgirr
It was a fun event and I enjoyed meeting and...

It was a fun event and I enjoyed meeting and talking with folks. Thanks to all who organized and pulled this event off.

Given the heat and humidity, those big tubs of ice cold brews was very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,870
Posted By stevemcgirr
Another request

And if anyone was coming from Scotland and wanted to bring a Brewdogs Tokio, that would be ok too.

I mentioned this event to some folks at work and I was inundated with suggestions about which beer...
Forum: Oregon 07-10-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,132
Posted By stevemcgirr
Hello from Eugene

I will PM you my telephone and email address.

I am at KEUG in Eugene with an RV7 and there are many RV's here on the field. We would be delighted to give you a ride and tours. Synergy Air where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 22,870
Posted By stevemcgirr
As a first timer to Oshkosh

I'm a little concerned with weight and balance, but I will see if I can bring some Deschutes Brewery stuff from Oregon.

Jerry was that Black Butte Porter, or Obsidian Stout or a seasonal offering...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 77,662
Posted By stevemcgirr
PP 60A alternator failure at 100 hours. Broken...

PP 60A alternator failure at 100 hours. Broken wire on stator.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-22-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,515
Posted By stevemcgirr
Very nice in-flight photos. My son, Doug, and I...

Very nice in-flight photos.

My son, Doug, and I visited Cable when he was looking at colleges and visiting nearby Harvey Mudd. It's nice to have "proximity to an airport" on the list of needs when...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-19-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,615
Posted By stevemcgirr
For what it is worth, the harness pin for 10V...

For what it is worth, the harness pin for 10V power out from my 4500 was the pin out for flaps pwr, not trim. I typed in error on my response above.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,615
Posted By stevemcgirr
On a 4500 rather than 3500

On a recent flight I noticed for the first time a fuel flow of zero. Like you I changed out the red cube, tested all the wires and finally checked the EFIS output. I contacted AFS, and they told me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,758
Posted By stevemcgirr
I appreciate it

Dan,
Thanks to you and Jesse for your efforts on behalf of the rest of the herd that is following you. I installed my 600exp and antennae (GPS and UAT), but have not had a chance to finish the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By stevemcgirr
Good to hear. I received my unit yesterday and...

Good to hear. I received my unit yesterday and plan to install this weekend. Any known issues with installation with an AFS 4500?
Forum: COMM 11-13-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,330
Posted By stevemcgirr
I did

As I just now posted in the other thread on this subject, I emailed NavWorx last night asking about the status of my order. I received a generic response this morning, but a tracking number somewhat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 42,483
Posted By stevemcgirr
Finally

I emailed NavWorx last night. This morning I got a response from them and slightly later a tracking number.
Forum: COMM 11-12-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,330
Posted By stevemcgirr
disappointing to say the least

Interesting. I ordered in February and I have still heard nothing. This particular piece of technology is going to have to be pretty awesome to make up for the inexcusably bad customer relations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,662
Posted By stevemcgirr
I ended up just painting mine. I'm sure black AN...

I ended up just painting mine. I'm sure black AN bolts exist, but I didn't find any, and wanted to get finished
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,566
Posted By stevemcgirr
went to the source

I logged in late today, because I am in the midst of travelling to take my 18 year old son, Doug, to college at Cal Poly SLO. Doug got his first airplane ride from an Embry Riddle grad in a Cessna...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,922
Posted By stevemcgirr
you got it correct

Except that I have Hooker 5-point harness, you just described my airplane
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 42,483
Posted By stevemcgirr
I have been trying to be patient, and keep my...

I have been trying to be patient, and keep my enthusiasm in check, but I finally broke down and e-mailed for an update (I ordered 2/13/15). Bethany from customer service replied that they were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,015
Posted By stevemcgirr
mine failed as well

Plane Power website has a trouble shooting page

http://www.plane-power.com/troubleshooting.php

I started getting a "low voltage" LED indication at 100 hours, but when I checked, the alternator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,904
Posted By stevemcgirr
Agree completely Paul

Many people tell me my 7 is beautiful. I never let them see how the wire bundles are "organized" under the panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By stevemcgirr
I agree

Second the recommendation for Gary Brown
Forum: COMM 06-14-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,330
Posted By stevemcgirr
as well

I also purchased on Feb. 13. My account status still shows "approved", not shipped. I will post as soon as I receive.
Forum: COMM 05-28-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,522
Posted By stevemcgirr
my experience

I have a pair of the AKG AV-100, which I have had since they were introduced. Several months after my set was delivered, I got a call from the US distributor asking if I wanted an "upgrade", since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 42,483
Posted By stevemcgirr
I ordered mine 2/13/2015, as soon as I heard...

I ordered mine 2/13/2015, as soon as I heard about the promotional pricing. I am not sure where I am in the queue. I have not received my unit yet, but I will post when I do.

"AMU" pricing doesn't...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-21-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,323
Posted By stevemcgirr
There is an aviation conversion rotary engine...

There is an aviation conversion rotary engine site maintained by a gentleman by the name of Paul Lamar at http://www.rotaryeng.net

I believe there is a PSRU that is available in lieu of the Tracy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,229
Posted By stevemcgirr
Former golf addict

I can confirm that what Mike S said is true in my case. I was a single digit handicap. I haven't played more than 10 rounds since my build began 4 1/2 years ago. No time and less money.
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,711
Posted By stevemcgirr
my method

I'm sure you will get a fair number of responses. I don't think there is a defined distance that you should expect the spinner to settle, but it will settle.

My technical counselor had me make an...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-02-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,394
Posted By stevemcgirr
RV Grin-Next Generation

The last day of 2014 in Eugene, Oregon was cold, but clear with wind 10 right out of the North. High school senior Doug, was working with retired USAF pilot and current NetJets pilot Ray on...
Forum: Safety 09-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,069
Posted By stevemcgirr
or

"Over easy"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,334
Posted By stevemcgirr
My method

I had a leak that was, for me very hard to locate. It was at the corner junction of the back baffle, the top skin and the inboard baffle. It seemed to be present only with a fair degree of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 56,173
Posted By stevemcgirr
Tried to stay on message

I submitted my comment today.

I made every effort to keep my objection to the point that for me, and I suspect for numerous others, that the advantages to being able to build my airplane, to test my...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,097
Posted By stevemcgirr
Thank you Jim for your kind words. Everything I...

Thank you Jim for your kind words. Everything I know about composite layup I learned either here from Dan Horton's postings and from Wally Anderson's class. I certainly don't do composites for a...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-04-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,097
Posted By stevemcgirr
my version in carbon fiber

This photo shows my center console as I fabricated and installed in my 7, with the photo showing the close fit of the fully deflected stick against my fat thigh. The console is 2 inches...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,954
Posted By stevemcgirr
Sorry I am late to this party but congrats to you...

Sorry I am late to this party but congrats to you Ron, and thanks again for your inspirational and beautifully photographed web site during your build. I know I benefitted from your experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By stevemcgirr
Push pull aircraft cables are ordered using the...

Push pull aircraft cables are ordered using the "style" (usually 176 for cable craft cables), grade (usually very low duty or "V"), whether threaded both ends or not (usually yes, so "TT"), followed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,159
Posted By stevemcgirr
if I am not mistaken

Actually the post from Jenny was 200 hours total and 25 hours tailwheel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,189
Posted By stevemcgirr
my experience

I started flight training three and a half years ago and building shortly afterwards. (Of course, family and work have remained present and needed attention as well!) These are both time intensive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,884
Posted By stevemcgirr
recommendation

Even though you have indicated that you are aware of John Stahr, it's hard for me to imagine that you could find an aircraft painter who brings the same combination of artistic skill, knowlege,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,662
Posted By stevemcgirr
sorry for the full size photo!

I plan to swap out the gold colored AN bolts for black to improve the look
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,662
Posted By stevemcgirr
my experience

I purchased the center console from aircraft extras, but I found it to be too wide. My thigh became the aileron stop when I tried to get full aileron deflection. I removed it and used it as a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 848,521
Posted By stevemcgirr
N1991M with paint by Stahr

My son Doug wanted our airplane to be silver. John Stahr, of Artistic Aviation, suggested that silver and grey would be poorly visible in the Oregon sky, so he came up with the idea of a dark belly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,531
Posted By stevemcgirr
great golf

After building an RV, I think getting invited to play at Sand Hills in Nebraska would have to be way up there on my lifetime bucket list. Fairways and greens, Doug, and I love my Bell tail fork.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,954
Posted By stevemcgirr
my recent experience

I just did this and wrote up my experience on a recent post. At nearly one psi, if you have even a small leak you will see loss of pressure virtually immediately (At least I did in my water...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,090
Posted By stevemcgirr
Agreed

Hi Shannon,
The first responder, Carr, did correct my misunderstanding about the pressure. To clarify, it appears that 1 psi is PLENTY, and should not be exceeded. I thought I would repeat that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,090
Posted By stevemcgirr
Mel, thanks for your response. The point of my...

Mel, thanks for your response. The point of my post is that a balloon produces a surprisingly small amount of pressure. In my case the balloon did not show a leak, yet I had one. In my case, and I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,090
Posted By stevemcgirr
I appreciate the feedback. One psi (about 32" of...

I appreciate the feedback. One psi (about 32" of water, as you say) is probably enough. I was able to demonstrate my leak at 20 inches of water, but not at 12. My point is that a balloon wouldn't...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,090
Posted By stevemcgirr
Fuel tank leak checking thoughts

Allow me a short preamble before I make a few observations on checking for leaks in your tanks. Both of my tanks had passed the Van?s ?balloon test? with seemingly no leakage of air, long ago when...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,606
Posted By stevemcgirr
I have two suggestions: consider moving the seat...

I have two suggestions: consider moving the seat support rail back. An advertiser here has a mod (aero-splat) (BTW, I am not affiliated in any way). This allows a leaned back postion that will...
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