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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By DragonflyAero
Working for me. http://www.vettermanexhaust.com/

Working for me.

http://www.vettermanexhaust.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By DragonflyAero
Thanks!! I will give that a try!

Thanks!! I will give that a try!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By DragonflyAero
Convert Dynon data file

I need help converting the data dump file from my Dynon to a graphical representation. Specifically I want to try to isolate EGT/CHT, fuel flow and power settings and show graphically over time.

Are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By DragonflyAero
Cleaveland Tool has some good tool...

Cleaveland Tool has some good tool kits.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Tool-Kits/products/69/

I upgraded to the pneumatic squeezer and DRDT dimpling frame.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,325
Posted By DragonflyAero
Mine would do the same thing every now and then....

Mine would do the same thing every now and then. The first time I sent it back for repair, but after that I would just drip some solvent into the air nozzle, shake it around some, let any excess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,485
Posted By DragonflyAero
Repairman Certificate issued

Today I visit the Greensboro, NC FSDO for an interview to apply for the Repairman Certificate of my RV-7which I completed earlier this year. The folks could not have been nicer and 30 minutes after...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 711
Posted By DragonflyAero
FS: Dynon GPS-250

I upgraded my Skyview system to their 2020 compliant GPS so now have a Dynon SV-GPS-250 receiver available for sale. The unit was new in 2015. Aircraft Spruce price is $198.50. Will sell for $100...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,902
Posted By DragonflyAero
I did my first few spins in my new -7 today. In a...

I did my first few spins in my new -7 today. In a stall the right wing drops so left spins took a little longer to get into. The previous post about it winding up after the first rotation was quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By DragonflyAero
I am also interested in what symptoms a glazed...

I am also interested in what symptoms a glazed cylinder causes and what is done to correct it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,031
Posted By DragonflyAero
CHT variation between cylinders

I have just over 14 hours on my new Superior IO-360 engine. CHT's are within range, running up to 435 or so on climb and then settling in just below 400 once in cruise settings. I am still using...
Forum: Safety 06-20-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,641
Posted By DragonflyAero
I had something similar today, and think it may...

I had something similar today, and think it may be the fuel boiling off in the F/I fuel divider. I am still in the run in period and my CHTs have run high. It was fine once I lowered the nose and got...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,992
Posted By DragonflyAero
I would think any ballistic push over would do....

I would think any ballistic push over would do. No need to be particularly slow. From cruise pull the nose up 30 degrees or so then push to zero g's and hold. You will get much more time at zero g's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,355
Posted By DragonflyAero
First Flight

As requested, here are a few pictures.

http://i65.tinypic.com/k0t6o1.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/y329f.jpg

RV-7 N321BV made its maiden flight today. The flying characteristics were flawless. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,323
Posted By DragonflyAero
Kitlogpro

I used Kitlogpro as my only build log, and included pictures with nearly every entry. I had my AW Inspection last week and was able to present a nice 270 page book printed using the Kitlogpro...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,909
Posted By DragonflyAero
I have been retired the last 2 years so got to...

I have been retired the last 2 years so got to work on it pretty much full time. What a difference that makes!!

The plane is based at KBUY, test area 100 miles. Mid April is probably a little early...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,909
Posted By DragonflyAero
Another RV

On the day of my 60th birthday N321BV, RV-7 S/N 74171 received its Special Airworthiness Certificate!! The maiden flight will take place soon when schedules and weather are coordinated.

Here are the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By DragonflyAero
I am hoping to do this as soon as possible. Even...

I am hoping to do this as soon as possible. Even this weekend or next week if I can get it set up. The Airworthiness inspection for my -7 is scheduled on the 21st ad if all goes well with that I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By DragonflyAero
RV-6 or -7 and CFI near GSO

Are there any CFIs with an RV-6 or -7 in the Greensboro, NC area that I could use to get some dual? My -7 is nearing completion and the insurance company is asking for 1 hour of dual.

Thanks!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,058
Posted By DragonflyAero
I do have the shunt to measure amps also. For...

I do have the shunt to measure amps also. For volts I connected to a miscellaneous buss from the VP-X. Seems the main interest in voltage is to know if the voltage regulator has run amuck so you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,058
Posted By DragonflyAero
Excellent. Thanks Carl!!!

Excellent. Thanks Carl!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,058
Posted By DragonflyAero
Sorry for being vague. I am using Dynon Skyview...

Sorry for being vague. I am using Dynon Skyview and wanted to know where I should attach the wire that provides the voltmeter reading. I can easily tie into a buss from the VP-X inside the cockpit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,058
Posted By DragonflyAero
Where to measure voltage

Where is the best place to measure voltage, or does it matter?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,296
Posted By DragonflyAero
I have always heard that it is because a short...

I have always heard that it is because a short run will not get the oil hot enough to eliminate any water condensation that results from combustion so you can end up with water in oil rusting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By DragonflyAero
Sun and Fun is an excellent...

Sun and Fun is an excellent option.

http://www.sun-n-fun.org/sun-n-fun-intl-fly-in-expo/hands-on-workshops/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,548
Posted By DragonflyAero
Trust me. This won't be your only such moment. We...

Trust me. This won't be your only such moment. We all do it, many times throughout a build. Ask me how I know.......

Keep asking questions!!!!!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,304
Posted By DragonflyAero
I elected to match to the front bow. The gap to...

I elected to match to the front bow. The gap to the center bow pulled in nicely as I drilled and clecoed.

That said, I have not riveted it all together yet so you might want to hear from some others...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,794
Posted By DragonflyAero
I bought my IO-360 by Superior through Ameritech....

I bought my IO-360 by Superior through Ameritech. They were very helpful in explaining the various options (fuel injection and ignition).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,194
Posted By DragonflyAero
I have done the vast amount of the work on my -7...

I have done the vast amount of the work on my -7 alone, and the DRDT-2 and a pneumatic squeezer have been a great help. I am a believer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,875
Posted By DragonflyAero
I am a big fan of Cleveland Tool. I bought their...

I am a big fan of Cleveland Tool. I bought their RV tool kit and some upgrades plus a number of other items along the way. Good quality tools that they stand behind and their customer service is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By DragonflyAero
Exactly right. Aero counterweight. I've got them...

Exactly right. Aero counterweight. I've got them on my Decathlon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,044
Posted By DragonflyAero
I took the Sportair sheet metal class before...

I took the Sportair sheet metal class before starting on my RV-7 project, then took the Sportair Electrical class the next year, and took the composites course this year so I could be more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,292
Posted By DragonflyAero
I live in Greensboro and am building a -7 in...

I live in Greensboro and am building a -7 in Burlington. I am happy to help if we can work out a time. I am retired so pretty flexible.

Bill Vinson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By DragonflyAero
Thanks Bill. What sort of bracket did you use to...

Thanks Bill. What sort of bracket did you use to secure the cable on the engine side? Do you have a picture you could email me? DragonflyAero1@gmail.com.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By DragonflyAero
Need help with prop control cable

I am not sure what I need to hook up my prop control on my -7. I am using a center quadrant and have a PCU5000X governor. I rotated the governor control so it points up. The control cable exit is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,855
Posted By DragonflyAero
Aircraft Spruce has...

Aircraft Spruce has them.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/elecsystem07-03463-6.php?clickkey=35082

I used the 24 tab one sided on my -7.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-31-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,190
Posted By DragonflyAero
Electroair installation question

I just received my engine from Superior with an Electroair EI on one side. I am looking for suggestions on where to best locate the controller (cockpit side) and coil pack (engine side). Does anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 886
Posted By DragonflyAero
Canopy cutting

I finally decided to take the plunge and cut the canopy. With temps in the mid 90's I figured the plexiglass would be about as forgiving as it can be. I used an oscillating cutter and while slow,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-14-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,175,160
Posted By DragonflyAero
Revised panel

After some great input I have centered the EFIS in front of the pilot's seat and moved the back-up instruments off to the right. This is a much better arrangement.

Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,108
Posted By DragonflyAero
Matco wheel/brake for RV-7

Matco appears to have about as many models of wheels/brakes as Lycoming has engines. Can someone tell me which is appropriate for and supplied with the RV-7 kit? I am unable to find an application...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 1,175,160
Posted By DragonflyAero
Here is a picture of my newly installed panel....

Here is a picture of my newly installed panel. Very cheap to this point!!

http://tinypic.com/r/168a521/8

http://i58.tinypic.com/168a521.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By DragonflyAero
Update on VPX configurator: Success!

I retrieved a Netbook computer from our lake house today and was able to connect to my VPX- Sport with it. So I was able to load the configuration created in their Planner. I am miffed at why it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,202
Posted By DragonflyAero
Unless it is an offset to attributable income, I...

Unless it is an offset to attributable income, I think the IRS would have a really hard time with that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By DragonflyAero
I have tried both the crossover cable supplied...

I have tried both the crossover cable supplied with the unit and another purchased at Office Depot. Same result.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By DragonflyAero
Vertical Power user near Greensboro, NC: Problem Solved!

I am having problems getting my VPX Sport to connect with my PC to configure it. I have been through the troubleshooting tips and have been going back and forth with Chad to try other things. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,360
Posted By DragonflyAero
Deal on labelers

Found this today at Office Depot. Cheaper than buying tape!!

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/225067/Brother-P-Touch-PT-D200-Label/
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,259
Posted By DragonflyAero
In addition to the suggestions already made, I...

In addition to the suggestions already made, I purchased a 6' piece of 1/4" x 4" steel from a local metal shop and used that as a continuous back rivet plate. It has come in handy a few times, and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By DragonflyAero
Welcome Brandon, I am a bit over halfway through...

Welcome Brandon,

I am a bit over halfway through a -7 build. You will find the build process to be every descriptive in the book but ultimately very rewarding. This forum is a great place to help...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By DragonflyAero
My plans indicate the part is WD-762-D1 for...

My plans indicate the part is WD-762-D1 for Dynofocal type 1 mount, but I do not find it on a parts search on the Van's site. Give them a call, they will be happy to help.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-05-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,717
Posted By DragonflyAero
You should be able to order the mount only from...

You should be able to order the mount only from Van's. You will need to tell them what engine you have. [I]f it is Lycoming presumably you would need the Dynofocal 1 mount, but need to confirm.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,180
Posted By DragonflyAero
Sequence question

I am close to being ready to pain the cockpit and baggage area of my project and have a couple of sequence questions. The front deck is off, so it is completely open. I plan to remove the rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By DragonflyAero
I had to wear my dumba$$ hat for a week when I...

I had to wear my dumba$$ hat for a week when I called Van's to say I was short of angle for the fuselage, only to be reminded that it was shipped with the wings. I remembered the longerons but forgot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By DragonflyAero
Thanks everyone!! I will position and drill the...

Thanks everyone!! I will position and drill the side tracks based on the fuselage and your collective suggestions. I want to wait for warmer weather before I start cutting on the canopy but would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By DragonflyAero
Slider track positioning

I have read through many, many threads but am still confused on setting the proper spacing for the slider tracks. The manual talks about setting the side bows to 1/16" in from the side skins, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,947
Posted By DragonflyAero
Like John, I followed the Sheet Metal course with...

Like John, I followed the Sheet Metal course with the Electrical course last year as I knew I would need to start the wiring process, and will attend the Composites course this year to prepare for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,947
Posted By DragonflyAero
I took the sheet metal course 2 years ago (RV not...

I took the sheet metal course 2 years ago (RV not offered) before I had ordered anything to see if I thought it was something I wanted to do. Had never driven a rivet before. The tools and empennage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By DragonflyAero
Grove price increase

I just heard from AS&S that the Grove wheel/brake kit that I had on order had an increase in price from the vendor of 24% from what it had been. I was pretty shocked at the magnitude of this increase...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,552
Posted By DragonflyAero
That Van's tape can peel of a layer of plywood!!...

That Van's tape can peel of a layer of plywood!! Amazing stuff!!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 935
Posted By DragonflyAero
I lived in Russellville, about 15 miles to the...

I lived in Russellville, about 15 miles to the south of Muscle Shoals in the late 80's early 90's. There were several RVs based there at the time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By DragonflyAero
Never mind. I found what I needed in the plans....

Never mind. I found what I needed in the plans. It is only the sections on the cowling itself that butt.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By DragonflyAero
Cowl side hinge length RV-7

Can anyone tell me how long the hinge should be for the side cowl attach on an RV-7, Sam James cowling? I infer from the rivet call outs that it ends before the 5th rivet down on the side skin, but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,828
Posted By DragonflyAero
As of a few weeks ago Van's still had the side...

As of a few weeks ago Van's still had the side panels available, just not the cover. I ordered the sides and plan to use them for measurements to fabricate the cover from sheet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,388
Posted By DragonflyAero
A pneumatic squeezer with flush sets in both...

A pneumatic squeezer with flush sets in both sides might also work to flatten this out. I have used this on a number of oops occasions. Remove the rivet, flatten, redimple and then rivet. You will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,355
Posted By DragonflyAero
Welcome Steve. I have a -7 standard build about...

Welcome Steve.

I have a -7 standard build about half way through (Finishing kit delivers next week) at the Burlington NC airport (KBUY) so if you are ever up this way I am happy to have you take a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,940
Posted By DragonflyAero
I just bought this Husky compressor at Home Depot...

I just bought this Husky compressor at Home Depot last month and have been very pleased with it.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-33-gal-Quiet-Portable-Electric-Air-Compressor-C331H/203995169

$269...
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