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Forum: Southeast 03-15-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for all the replies. We spent 4 days in...

Thanks for all the replies. We spent 4 days in Nashville looking over the area and want to do the same with Knoxville this summer. Nashville airports have at least 75 to 100 on the wait list for T...
Forum: Southeast 03-15-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By Maxrate
Land or air parks around Knoxville

Looking for possible retirement property or air parks around the Knoxville,TN area. We’ve researched several air park websites but are looking for real-time experiences. All municipal airports have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,603
Posted By Maxrate
Very interested in this thread as Iím getting...

Very interested in this thread as Iím getting close to finishing. Vans reps out there what say you? Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Maxrate
Judging by the dimensions that airflow systems...

Judging by the dimensions that airflow systems provides on their website your plenum should fit the the 7 row and 10 row with a little mods. Thanks Allan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Maxrate
It looks like it has a cut out template. Is the...

It looks like it has a cut out template. Is the shroud designed to mount to the cooler or rear baffle?
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Maxrate
Looks awesome Allan, would you happen to have...

Looks awesome Allan, would you happen to have any pictures of one installed on an aircraft?

Thanks
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Maxrate
Iíve got a couple of old fenders. Iíll have to...

Iíve got a couple of old fenders. Iíll have to try a layout and do what you recommend. Thanks
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks Larry, just the info I was looking for. I...

Thanks Larry, just the info I was looking for. I plan on applying a main color with two separate tone stripes. Not real busy, but time consuming. 24 hours just wonít be sufficient time to complete....
Forum: Painting your RV 02-12-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Maxrate
Laying out multiple colors with base/clear

After reading several auto paint threads I wanted to see what others have done laying out multiple colors using base coat/clear coat. Most product sheets (PPG and SW) give a maximum time of 24 to 48...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,321
Posted By Maxrate
I have a friend running one Slick and one pmag on...

I have a friend running one Slick and one pmag on his Glasair. He has around 1200 hrs on his setup and has only sent the pmag in for overhaul once, and the slick twice. I called emag and they said...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By Maxrate
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-a...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/n-service-letter-2015-11-20/

Food for thought on adding fuel tanks in the wings
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for the link David. It looks like the only...

Thanks for the link David. It looks like the only thing that’s going to be really tough is getting the sending unit into that second bay through that next to the inboard tank rib. I guess the best...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-16-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By Maxrate
Polygone gel

Iím wanting to see if anyone has feedback on the product Polygone that Vans sells for stripping tank sealant? I recently decided to add a flop tube in one tank for inverted flight.

Another...
Forum: Propellers 01-14-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks again for the input Ron. I havenít...

Thanks again for the input Ron. I havenít permanently stabbed the wings on so now is the time to install a single flop tube and look at the full Raven system. Ive watched your IAC sequence video and...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks Ron. What are your thoughts on the 1/2...

Thanks Ron. What are your thoughts on the 1/2 Raven being sufficient through the intermediate sequence?
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
1/2 Raven

Ron,
When I built my tanks acro was not in the picture so I just put in the standard pickup tube. I plan on installing the 1/2 Raven and was wondering what sequences can I expect to be able to...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
Another bit of valuable information. I called the...

Another bit of valuable information. I called the Hartzell tech support line and spoke with their rep who said they did extensive testing on the blended airfoil prop with the non counterweighted...
Forum: Propellers 01-12-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
WW, thanks for taking the time to weigh in. Great...

WW, thanks for taking the time to weigh in. Great info!
Forum: Propellers 01-12-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for the great replies. Matt, that really...

Thanks for the great replies. Matt, that really helps narrow down the selection of prop and engine combo. WW website lists 9.6:1 as the max comp ratio for use with the HRT 2 blade. It seems like a...
Forum: Propellers 01-11-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
Matt, on your 190HP engine can you tell me if you...

Matt, on your 190HP engine can you tell me if you have a counterweighted crank? I assume it’s a parallel valve engine. Thanks
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
I guess I should restate that Iím actually trying...

I guess I should restate that Iím actually trying to determine the best engine/prop combo for my -7. Aerobatics will be in its future, but xcountry flying will too. The ďprop selectionĒ thread raises...
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,083
Posted By Maxrate
Best prop for aerobatics

After reading the ďpropeller selectionĒ thread with great interest Iím looking for feedback from those that have flown IAC beginners, sportsman and even advanced sequences in their RV and what prop...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Maxrate
When audio call outs disappear on my flight deck...

When audio call outs disappear on my flight deck I start to think maybe Iíve become ďthat CaptainĒ Glad you figured it out Carl. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for the input Walt.

Thanks for the input Walt.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Maxrate
GTX 327 encoder question

Iím curious what is the best encoder for the GTX 327 transponder? After researching the GAE 12 it does not show compatibility with the 327. Is the tried and true ACK 30.5 the best? I do plan on going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By Maxrate
Terry, although not an A/P, Iíve worked around...

Terry, although not an A/P, Iíve worked around turbines, and those bolts appear to have an application in the turbine world. May want to take it by a local shop that works on say King airs and show...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-26-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By Maxrate
Another build picture. 6221

Another build picture.
6221
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,887
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for the input gash. We'll try to play...

Thanks for the input gash. We'll try to play around with the lower speeds inside the FAF to mins with 1/2 flaps.
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-26-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By Maxrate
Recent progress pics to the end of 2020. Cowling...

Recent progress pics to the end of 2020. Cowling and gear/wheel fairings

6217
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-26-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By Maxrate
RV-7 #73563 N442MM

This is my third builder log to use. As of 1/1/2021 the wings are complete and stored, the fuselage is ready for the canopy install, and all tail feathers are complete. Hopefully I can complete my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,887
Posted By Maxrate
Prop erosion

This is the big downside of flying in the rain. Not sure of how the composite props do in rain but I know that it will eventually strip the paint clean off an aluminum one. Those old freight planes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,887
Posted By Maxrate
In keeping with the original posters IFR...

In keeping with the original posters IFR question, I would love to know what approach speeds are you using on an instrument approach. Iím currently flying with an instrument rated pilot in his new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,887
Posted By Maxrate
Do it all the time Bob down to 600 RVR per our...

Do it all the time Bob down to 600 RVR per our companies FAA ops specs. Now in the real world the equipment, crew training and ground based lighting and other criteria make it a costly venture....
Forum: Safety 12-08-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,981
Posted By Maxrate
I just filed my complaint also. Is Kathrynís...

I just filed my complaint also. Is Kathrynís report the only source at this point or are there anymore private databases that anyone knows of?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-03-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,718
Posted By Maxrate
Back in the 90s while running some freight in the...

Back in the 90s while running some freight in the Midwest we stopped for gas and groceries. It was dark and the place was dead although it looked like we were in the middle of the hood. As I secured...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,631
Posted By Maxrate
Soooooo dangerous

You guys are out of control!! Your ego is writing checks your body canít cash, and that makes you all...........Dangerous!!!! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,948
Posted By Maxrate
Come on........Anyone who knows planes knows he's...

Come on........Anyone who knows planes knows he's dumping fuel..;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for the detailed explanation. I was not...

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I was not aware the rear fork area had that kind of movement in it. The close tolerance wing bolts must create a solid main spar so to speak from tip to tip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,436
Posted By Maxrate
Inquiring minds

So I was moving the wings the other day out of storage and going through pics, and I had a long hard questioning look at the aft spar fork. The thought hit me, why Vans in his infinite wisdom puts a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,504
Posted By Maxrate
Eric, that does. Thank you very much!

Eric, that does. Thank you very much!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,504
Posted By Maxrate
Eric, if itís not too much to ask, could you get...

Eric, if itís not too much to ask, could you get another side pic. Pic #1 is close to what I need. Iím looking to get a true 90 degrees off the top of the curved part of the engine mount to assure...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,504
Posted By Maxrate
Ray, thanks for the close up pic. I see yours is...

Ray, thanks for the close up pic. I see yours is a Titan engine. They use the BC 90 deg adapter so I should be able to squeeze it under the shelf with some minor mods. Just what I was looking for!...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,504
Posted By Maxrate
Scott, I should have included top down pics. The...

Scott, I should have included top down pics. The front is held with hinges and the aft part of the shelf is secured with #8 screws to angle. The whole thing can be removed in about two minutes for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,504
Posted By Maxrate
Oil filter adapter question

Here are some pics of the GPS antenna shelf that I fabbed. I'm going with the parallel valve IO360 and was looking for input on clearance using either the B C 90 degree adapter, any other 90 deg...
Forum: Autopilots 06-23-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for the detailed explanation

Thanks for the detailed explanation
Forum: Autopilots 06-22-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By Maxrate
It seems that all the Garmin autopilot heads do...

It seems that all the Garmin autopilot heads do the same function. Can someone shed some light on the different models, 305,307 and the 507. Which one would be the best fit?
Forum: Autopilots 06-21-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,443
Posted By Maxrate
G5 autopilot tracking

For now I?m going with the G5 with the GMC 305 or 307 AP and the area 660 for VFR nav functions. My question is can the AP track nav data derived from the 660? Has anyone with experience with this...
Forum: COMM 06-15-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for the review Dale

Thanks for the review Dale
Forum: COMM 06-15-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By Maxrate
Garmin GTR 200B

Looking for anyone that can do a review on this com radio. I am especially looking for info on how the intercom works. Thanks all
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Maxrate
Instrument equipment selection

I?ve decided to use the Vans supplied panel and do a basic day/night VFR panel just to get in the air. Later I?ll build a whole new Garmin G3X panel including auto pilot. Right now I have some older...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-19-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,631
Posted By Maxrate
Fast curing fiberglass

Wow is all I can say! I ran across this EAA video that everyone working with glass may want to check out. If you?re a member logon to hints for homebuilders. Select fiberglass, and look for the fast...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-14-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By Maxrate
You did Indeed but didn?t reference where you got...

You did Indeed but didn?t reference where you got the information so I verified with the supplier that that was indeed the correct number for what is on the PC parts. Thanks for the input though....
Forum: Painting your RV 04-14-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By Maxrate
Here’s what I found. I want to first thank Van’s...

Here’s what I found. I want to first thank Van’s support team for all the expert help they have given on this build process so far. It looked like yesterday the phone support line was down and they...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-13-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By Maxrate
Larry, I?m showing that?s a gray paint. All my...

Larry, I?m showing that?s a gray paint. All my parts are white. Vans FAQ shown the newer parts PC in white. The only gray parts I?ve seen in the kits were brackets. Things like the sticks, main gear...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-13-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By Maxrate
Vans paint codes

I?m looking for the sherwin-Williams paint code for all the white powder coated parts. Vans FAQ lists the color as a Cardinal brand T009-WH111 with the equivalent Sherwin Williams code of PWS9-40002....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks for the replies. I have heard it takes...

Thanks for the replies. I have heard it takes about as much time to get the front half of the wheel paint off. I?ll have to consider it a little more
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Maxrate
Where to find??

I?m searching for some spring loaded covers that will allow me to access the tire valves for inflation. I?ve seen pics on other builder sites that look a lot like Camloc push button return style...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-08-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By Maxrate
I got done helping a friends a few months ago and...

I got done helping a friends a few months ago and We finally gave up and removed the P mag. Retiming the mag is not near as hard as you would think and takes less time then jacking around with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,677
Posted By Maxrate
Michael, your second picture shows that the...

Michael, your second picture shows that the damage can be worked out fairly easy if you drilled out the rivet on the end rib and removed it. Then use some wedge shaped dollies/bucking bars and a flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,863
Posted By Maxrate
I?ve enjoyed this thread. The fact that we?re...

I?ve enjoyed this thread. The fact that we?re even discussing this proves we live in the greatest country on earth. Thank you to all those who gave to procure these freedoms we enjoy!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By Maxrate
I don?t have access to the plans right now but...

I don?t have access to the plans right now but the one with the firewall has all the Vans recommended locations for firewall penetrations.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Maxrate
Brackets

74-07. Check your PM
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-21-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 19,568
Posted By Maxrate
Allen, thoughts and prayers go out to you and...

Allen, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Maxrate
Thanks Rocket!

Thanks Rocket!
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