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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By jeffkersey
PM?

At least is he having some fun hanging out with dad and his fly buddies :)

If you sent me a PM on VAF, it did not come through...

JK
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By jeffkersey
Beautiful

Herman,

Spectacular. Such a beautiful backdrop to fly around. Looks like your son is getting big. Is he working on his license?

Jeff
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By jeffkersey
inlet

Peter,

I gives a little. I will look to see what you are talking about. I have a Sam James aftermarket cowl. Do you have a picture of yours?

Jeff
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By jeffkersey
Aft CG...

I have and RV7A, IO-360 and Catto Prop. I too have noticed the CG going back in lower fuel states. One time I was fully loaded with a big guy in the right seat and the baggage compartment full. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,831
Posted By jeffkersey
only small crates...

I have flown a few PNP missions in my 7A. The dogs have not been crated. I just confirm they are not aggressive, can be picked up, and tie their lead to the tie down ring on the floor of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-25-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By jeffkersey
prestolite

The starter is a Prestolite MZ-4222. I have had some issues with these. This is the only time the gear came apart. I keep a fresh one on the shelf. I had thought about trying a Sky-tec because a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By jeffkersey
I love this forum...

Thanks everyone. I hope the part gets here soon...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By jeffkersey
Thanks

Thanks Scott!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-24-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By jeffkersey
Ring Gear?

Did a search on the forum and could not find an answer to my question so here it is...

A couple months ago I had a starter gear come apart and damage my ring gear. One tooth totally gone and a few...
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,950
Posted By jeffkersey
Vaper in the fuel lines?

I have similar issues on hot days after a flight. I think it is just the fuel boiling in the lines creating air in the lines? Seems to be a little bit of an issue with lots of injected motors on...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,712
Posted By jeffkersey
don't hit the brakes on landing...

Also, make sure you toes are on the bottoms of the pedals on initial landing so you don't accidentally hit the brakes and slam the nose down.... Wait till you absolutely need braking before...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,712
Posted By jeffkersey
Hold the nose wheel off...

My suggestion would be to hold the nose wheel off as long as possible whether on Tarmac or Grass. That goes for landing or takeoff. Just because the mains are on the ground does not mean you have...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,712
Posted By jeffkersey
Grass or paved?

it would seem to me that the tire pressure may have been low enough to allow it to compress and the fairing hit the runway or something on the runway. Were you landing on a moist/soft field? Did...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-02-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,864
Posted By jeffkersey
Great Event!

We were a flight of 4 RV's from KXNX (Gallatin, TN, North of Nashville). Great morning to fly. Silky smooth. Nice view of downtown Nashville on the way down. Thanks to all who made this event...
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By jeffkersey
Thanks..

Thanks for the reply. I will move forward with the balancing and hope for positive results :)
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-24-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By jeffkersey
Climb at lower VS...

I have the Sam James cowl on the 7A I did not build. I climb at 130TAS to help with cooling...
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By jeffkersey
Prop balance with Sabre Extention?

Had my catto 3 blade cleaned up and painted. Added leading edge tape to hopefully help guard against erosion from flying in rain and off a grass strip.
It does not seem to be as smooth as I remember...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By jeffkersey
Oily fuel...

Went to the hangar and found pool of liquid by my left main. At first I tought it was brake fluid but I have brake pressure. It was also more golden. I think it was oil fuel. I had a smell of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-04-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,952
Posted By jeffkersey
Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for sharing this video. On my recent condition inspection I noticed some side to side slop in my elevator bellcrank. Nothing I felt is a safety of flight yet but something I will probably...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-28-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,864
Posted By jeffkersey
Sounds like fun...

Putting it on my calendar. Hope to make it. Will see if my formation group wants to make a flight with me down from Nashville area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,944
Posted By jeffkersey
Hoping to..

I hope to attend... :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jeffkersey
Thanks

I think I will go with the SS tape. Thanks for the pictures. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jeffkersey
Thanks everyone!

I really appreciate all the responses. I think I have a clear idea as to what I need to do now :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jeffkersey
Thanks

Thanks Paul. How wide is the tape on your RV8? Are those flaps the same as my 7a?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jeffkersey
I'll get one...

Kyle, thanks for the heads up. I'll get one of the those disks :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jeffkersey
Thanks

Thanks Carl. Hopefully it will rotate enough just detaching the push rod and I won't have to remove the hinge pins :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jeffkersey
Remove flap?

Carl, Thanks for the response. It seems like I would have to remove the flap to work on it and get the new tape where it needs to be? How do I remove the flap from the airframe?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,130
Posted By jeffkersey
Flap Chafing

I did not build my RV7a. I purchased it flying. There were 2 layers of wide clear tape between the trailing edge of the wing and the leading edge of the leading, pivoting, bevel of the flap. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,918
Posted By jeffkersey
Absolutley...

I bought a flying RV7A 5 years ago. It did not have "certified" IFR gear in it. I shot many approaches under the hood in VFR conditions and the runway was alway there. After the first year of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-22-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,099
Posted By jeffkersey
Battery on a switch?

I think you could easily add a 9v battery to the p-mag, put a switch on it. In the event it does not spark, flip the switch and it will spark... from what I have been told, back country pilots...
Forum: Southeast 10-31-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,619
Posted By jeffkersey
m91

Springfield, TN is getting ready to build 30 hangars. If that is an option for you, you might call and get on the wait list.
Forum: COMM 10-28-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By jeffkersey
Works for me...

I have one for a NAV radio in my left wing. Seems to work fine. I don't use it a lot as so many airports have RNAV approaches. But I do the occasional ILS and I do the required VOR check for the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By jeffkersey
Total starter failure...

Last weekend, I had a total starter failure at another airport. It was only 12 miles from home. I had a spare on the bench at home. A friend flew me home, I grabbed the new one and he dropped me...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By jeffkersey
symptoms...

I bought the plane with 52 hours on everything in 2016. Once I learned my starting procedure-Full mixture, throttle wide open, 3 seconds boost pump, 1/4 throttle. When cold, it would start...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-23-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By jeffkersey
Switch is correct...

The jumper was clipped. Still tough to start. Cleaned and gapped the plugs. That helped. I would think the lower plugs would be gunkier than the top but the opposite was actually true....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-21-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By jeffkersey
Just getting worse..

Had not really been an issue when I originally put the p-mag on in February. It has been getting harder to start. Once it starts, it runs fine. I change all the intake gaskets and hoses, as well...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-21-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By jeffkersey
Ignition Wiring?

At my condition inspection in Feb., I decided to pull one of my impulse coupled magnetos and try a P-mag on the right. I had heard starting would be easier.
There was more room to make easier swap...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,780
Posted By jeffkersey
Coolest device I have purchase in years...

I carry one of these in my RV7A. I have the one with the smaller battery. 27lbs. I love it... :)

https://www.ewheels.com/product/new-king-song-14d-420wh-battery800w-motor/
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-16-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,055
Posted By jeffkersey
Which Subscription?

Which Garmin Nav data subscription are you getting for $299? My seems to cost much more?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,661
Posted By jeffkersey
Awesome!

Really nice! God Blessed Texas....
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,808
Posted By jeffkersey
Picture?

Could you share a picture of what you did?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,808
Posted By jeffkersey
Looks cool...but not so cool...

I did not build my RV7a. It has a Sam James Cowl and 3 blade Catto prop. I like the way it looks. It has 1/4 turn camlock fasteners and is easy to get on and off. It has a plenum and there are...
Forum: Formation Flying 05-17-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By jeffkersey
Awesome!

Nice work guys! Gives me the RV grin here on the ground :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By jeffkersey
also interesting

Yes I saw that but the auto pilot was tracking the gps. Very strange... I'll try that next time I am up to see if that makes a difference. It does not make sense that all I do is remove the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By jeffkersey
pictures..

[QUOTE=g3xpert;1424846]Jeff,

There are several reasons VNAV functions can be limited. For instance, the altitude constraint will be invalidated if the profile you program into the unit puts the TOD...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By jeffkersey
Maybe wiring..

I had one that was doing crazy stuff. Re-crimped the connection and it work fine for a bit. Then started doing it again. Re-crimped it worked fine and then started doing it again. I cut of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By jeffkersey
Flight plan example..

Justin,

The last time it happened was last week flying from a private strip north of NASHVILLE TN to KFFC. While at 7000ft, still over TN, I was demonstrating the VNAV feature to a pilot that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By jeffkersey
No G3X...

I wish I had G3X but not willing to spend the money right now. I have old school Dynon EFIS's. No synthetic vision.... I like to use the VSR to calculated my decent. Sometimes it works as it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By jeffkersey
GTN650 VNAV problem...

I have a Garmin GTN650 V.6.50. Sometimes when using the VNAV tool, when I put in an along track offset, it will not allow it? If I pull out the offset, it will give me the VNAV to the waypoint...
Forum: RV-3 04-20-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By jeffkersey
Would not try it..

I’d be concerned it could come off and take out the tail. Then you are done... saw the video of a guy flying without the canopy. Seemed to have no issues. Would probably be need to be flown that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,046
Posted By jeffkersey
Awesome!

Nice work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 44,350
Posted By jeffkersey
I hope it never happens to me...

I have been based on this grass strip over 4 years and have been to many other grass strips. I did not build the plane but I think I have the newer nose gear on my 7A and a sealed bearing nose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 44,350
Posted By jeffkersey
nose wheell

You are thinking what I am thinking. I think the nosewheel quit turning freely and bound up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By jeffkersey
Certified

Interesting. When I signed up, they said nothing about not carrying passengers In experimental aircraft? I am in the que for a couple organ donor flights. They did require an instrument rating.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,269
Posted By jeffkersey
Beautiful!

Nice work. I sure wish they would deliver her to me. Just awesome... :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,337
Posted By jeffkersey
Congratulations!

That is great news. I have heard good things about her. Stay positive, keep moving forward. What is your total time logged?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,496
Posted By jeffkersey
Dynon issues

Hermann, Hate to hear you are having issues. The RV7a a I bought flying has a D-120 EMS in it. I had issues with it at about 200hrs use & 8 years old. It was out of warranty.
The fix was $250 +...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-21-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,123
Posted By jeffkersey
Deepest Condolences...

Allan, so sad to hear of your loss. May you have peace in your heart...
Forum: Job Board 02-17-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,693
Posted By jeffkersey
Congrats!

That is awesome Doug! I can relate as I am working toward similar side hustle gigs. Music has been great but I really enjoy the challenge of flying new aircraft I can't or won't afford for myself. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,247
Posted By jeffkersey
I carry spares...

When traveling. I carry a main and nose wheel tube as well as tube repair kit, talcum powder, Jack, a couple U-bolts to tighten around the main gear leg to have something for the jack to grab on to,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-02-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,793
Posted By jeffkersey
Awesome!

That was beautiful, Hermann. Nice Work! Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,461
Posted By jeffkersey
I like mine...

I purchases a flying RV7a that already had them on the plane. I have not had any issues with the flat head scratching the paint. Just watch your coffee intake...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,955
Posted By jeffkersey
Not in the panel...

I would absolutely get an Ipad. ADS-B situational awareness and efis backup is worth every penny. Personally, I would not get an in panel docking mount for any particular ipad or tablet. It will...
Forum: Southeast 01-11-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,926
Posted By jeffkersey
Expensive Ride indeed...

I can vouch that Rick's plane is super fine. Just perfect. I have seen it at Gallatin and I was a bit jealous...
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