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Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By papamike
Source for Honeywell AML34???

Hopefully somebody can help me find these.
I want the Honeywell illuminated AML34 switches. Normally Stein sells these but they have been 0 stock for a while now. Every place else I've found the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,857
Posted By papamike
Sunshine

Took advantage of the empty hangar and rolled Highlander (?) out for some vitamin D. That and I swept the hangar...

Working on planning my Dynon and VPX...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By papamike
Pulling the trigger on Dynon HDX system

I'm ready to order the Dynon back-end components and the VPX Sport for my RV7 . Just to save money right now I'm not going to order anything yet that goes directly in the panel.
I have an RV7 slider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,834
Posted By papamike
Smile Can't address flying, since I'm a PPL student......

Can't address flying, since I'm a PPL student... But I do go to the hangar almost every day to work on the airplane. Can't get much more socially distant. As long as outdoor activities are allowed,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-18-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,789
Posted By papamike
P-Mag manifold pressure connection

Hi,

I have the Dynon manifold pressure sensor and 2 P-mags. Do I just tee the two p-mags together with the manifold pressure line off the engine, then put the one line into the Dynon sensor? There's...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,790
Posted By papamike
So sorry for your loss, Tom. Been through it...

So sorry for your loss, Tom. Been through it myself, and share your pain. Prayers...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,856
Posted By papamike
I used a reference dimension shown on OP27 that...

I used a reference dimension shown on OP27 that showed 3/8" from the edge of the doubler to the edge of CB705A. And in the photo, CB1004A is not necessarily secured in position yet. But I see what...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,856
Posted By papamike
Baffle and oil cooler brace question

I just started my baffles, and I have an issue with the CB-705B brace. I drilled the holes in the baffle from the oil cooler doubler, and now I'm supposed to drill the holes for the brace in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By papamike
IO360 Mixture bracket installation

Hi all,

I have an Aerosport IO360 with a Superior cold air sump and Silverhawk servo. I'm installing (or trying to) the VA-164 mixture bracket that's supposed to attach to the sump. There is a plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,758
Posted By papamike
I second all of this!

I absolutely agree with your experience, RandyAB. I went up there in March and built my IO-360 with Simon. I couldn't have been happier. They gave me the best price, and I came away with what has to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By papamike
I know it's a little low still, but I don't even...

I know it's a little low still, but I don't even have the 1/4" gap yet. If I do that. the aft end is right on the edge. I suppose that's better than being too short.
It just seems to me that maybe...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-10-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By papamike
New cowl fit

Hi everybody,

Just starting to fit my cowl. I'm using the Van's technique to fit the cowl without the prop installed. I cut spacers to 2 1/8" since I'm using a CS prop. Backing plate and the spacers...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,240,501
Posted By papamike
A new engine in Plano!

After an amazing trip to Kamloops, BC a few weeks ago, I got my engine installed today!
http://smilinpete.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/040518005.jpg

Builders Log posts:

The build at AeroSport:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,279
Posted By papamike
I put in my will that either of my boys could...

I put in my will that either of my boys could keep and continue with my RV-7, and I also put in there that they could contact my EAA chapter for help with disposal of the airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,066
Posted By papamike
Kind of messy at the moment... hey, it's a...

Kind of messy at the moment... hey, it's a suburban 2-car garage.

http://bit.ly/2C2iJqh
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-10-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By papamike
Which boost pump?

I will be ordering an IO-360 from AeroSport shortly with the Precision system on it. Looking to buy the boost pump. Does it matter which pump I buy? I've been looking at the EFii for it's...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,248
Posted By papamike
Ok. I think Bob Turner answered my question as...

Ok. I think Bob Turner answered my question as far as the shielding goes. Thanks for the replies.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-28-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,248
Posted By papamike
Headset/Mic jack wiring

Help!
I have stereo headset jacks and mic jacks from Spruce. I got 3-conductor shielded wire from Stein, per their recommendation.

My question is how to wire them. I've seen some video online where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By papamike
AeroSport engines and sales tax

Looking at my options for buying an engine. To those of you who bought from AeroSport in BC, how did that work with shipping and paying sales tax? I talked to them at OSH and they said they don't...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,425
Posted By papamike
Headset jack location?

I'm getting ready to install Stein air vents in my RV7 slider. I know this is a possible location for the headset jacks as well. Any body have any advice as to whether this is a good spot, or where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By papamike
Plano

I'm in Plano, just north of Dallas up I-75. I'll be available Saturday between 3 and about 7 in the afternoon. Have the majority of an RV-7 in my garage.

214-417-7611
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,348
Posted By papamike
Slider latch arm fit

Hey guys, I'm adjusting the vertical placement of my latch in the canopy.
http://smilinpete.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/060717001.jpg

I've already cut the tube in the canopy frame to raise the...
Forum: Tools 10-17-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,650
Posted By papamike
Your post title scared me...

It's already been said that you need both to do the airplane. What stands out for me is your choice of the term "air hammer". Please don't go to a big box place or auto shop and buy an air hammer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By papamike
OK. It's been a little while, but I adjusted the...

OK. It's been a little while, but I adjusted the tracks to where the forward ends were just a little bit outboard from the aft ends. In other words, the tracks are not precisely parallel. I really...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By papamike
Sliding canopy problem

Plz help talk me off the ledge...

I bent my canopy frame to the specs in the manual. Good 1/16" measurements inside the skins all around, etc. I had read about people bending the frame farther in to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-11-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,129
Posted By papamike
Agreed...

I ended up relocating the forward ends of my rails outboard about a screw-hole width to improve the slide of the canopy. I'm replacing my aft decks and the rails, maybe I'll buy another whisker's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By papamike
Success!

I actually found that the stabilizer would flex enough to line everything up. I had to trim a little more off the splice plate for the front spar, and got it clamped in place where the top of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-17-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By papamike
Rudder hinge brackets not aligned?

Help!

I'm trying to drill my vertical to the fuselage, and it appears that my center hinge bracket is shorter, as in more forward, than the top and bottom by about 1\16". In other words, the holes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-14-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,009
Posted By papamike
Sent a PM, Mark...

Sent a PM, Mark...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-27-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By papamike
I'd do that if it lined up perfectly, otherwise i...

I'd do that if it lined up perfectly, otherwise i may fill the screw holes with rivets and redrill in between where screws will go. I guess I'm a ways out from that, though. I'll ignore screw...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By papamike
Thanks

OK. I realized that the rear slide adjusted the aft height of the frame. Now I hope I don't have to make another one.

I marked it out to drill per the plans, but I had conflicts with some of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By papamike
slider help

Hi everybody,

For you slider types, I'm trying to fit my canopy frame. I think I may be able to get around most of the required dimensions, but I have a height mismatch of about 3/8" - 1/2" between...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By papamike
Thanks for the replies. I've got it drilled and...

Thanks for the replies. I've got it drilled and I'm working on the center brace now. Don't want to jinx it, but I hope the rest of the canopy goes like this...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By papamike
Slider windshield bow fit ALMOST perfect...!

Hey everybody. I read an older post from 2-3 years ago where somebody had a perfect windshield bow. Mine is very nearly so, but I want to make sure...

Is it OK to have a very slight preload pulling...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-14-2016, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By papamike
Looking for a place to stay

Had this in the North Florida forum, thought I'd try it here...

I'll be coming to Spruce Creek on Feb 20 for the EAA Chapter Leaders Boot Camp. Driving from Ocala. I'd rather not wake up early...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By papamike
pedal travel

Can anybody give me an idea of the full travel for rudder/brake pedals when everything is connected? I'm trying to figure out how to secure the brake lines to allow the required travel.

Thanks
Forum: Florida (North) 01-07-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,853
Posted By papamike
Looking for a couch...

I'll be coming to Spruce Creek on Feb 20 for the EAA Chapter Leaders Boot Camp. Driving from Ocala. I'd rather not wake up early Saturday morning to get there in time. Does anybody have a spare couch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,460
Posted By papamike
To be honest, I wouldn't mess around with this...

To be honest, I wouldn't mess around with this one. I would kick myself, throw some things, then move on and open it up and install the rivets. That part is too important.

My 2 cents...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,640
Posted By papamike
Unhappy How bad did I mess up?

It's one of those moments you just have to walk away...

I'm using the SafeAir static port kit. I drilled a 1/4" hole on the right side for the port, then realized it was aft of the bulkhead instead...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By papamike
I'm OK with the thread going in that direction....

I'm OK with the thread going in that direction. That's an issue. I just told mama the canopy would be in the house, maybe on an unused bed...
My garage is so full now, I'd have to totally unpack the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By papamike
When to order finishing kit

Hey guys,

Can anybody tell me where the fuselage kit ends and the finishing kit begins, as far as work to be done? I'm finishing seat backs and getting ready to start on the center tunnel covers. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,240,501
Posted By papamike
Pete Miller RV-7 fuselage

Rolled the canoe and down low to the floor for access.

http://smilinpete.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/062415003.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,119
Posted By papamike
What I would do...

...just because it's what we do on the big airplanes... I would clean it off down to clean metal with scotchbrite. Usually the rule of thumb is you can remove 10% of the original thickness. Once it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By papamike
Here's how I did...

Here's how I did it:

http://smilinpete.com/wp/?p=1645
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,355
Posted By papamike
Countersink seat ribs?

Maybe I'm having a brain fart...On drawing 22 over on the left for the center section there is a note to machine countersink all F904 to seat rib rivets. These would be the tabs on the seat ribs on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By papamike
Charlie, It's just the mechanic in me. On the...

Charlie,

It's just the mechanic in me. On the big stuff I work on, it's just a matter of drilling out and replacing a nutplate. If and when the need arises, I don't want to have to worry about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By papamike
seat rib nutplates

How are you all dealing with attaching nutplates on thin material like the seat ribs? I know sometimes Van's likes dimpling nutplates, but I personally hate that idea. I tried countersinking a #40...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By papamike
Thanks, guys. The alarm I'm referring to is the...

Thanks, guys. The alarm I'm referring to is the circuit protection on my power supply.

I'll try this with a battery.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By papamike
Wiring Duckworks 55W

I'm having trouble getting my 55W halogen lights to work. I have the white lead connected to power and the back plate grounded locally. I put a 14A power supply to it and I get an alarm for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,419
Posted By papamike
Never had a problem...

...the conduit gives when you place the bucking bar in there. It would be different if you were using a rigid conduit.
Forum: Primers 04-21-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,163
Posted By papamike
Kinda like tdk said above, I use aluminum tape...

Kinda like tdk said above,

I use aluminum tape and safety wire.

http://smilinpete.com/wp/?p=142
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By papamike
I personally found Van's a better price for the...

I personally found Van's a better price for the amount of sealant you get. I think if you get that same amount of a comparable sealant elsewhere, shipping may be less, but the sealant was way more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 253,078
Posted By papamike
8 years at Travis on these little...

8 years at Travis on these little gnats:
http://www.papamike.com/military/airlift/c5/al_pm0015.jpg

Then 15 years at Delta, and now I'm QC at...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-02-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,391
Posted By papamike
12V or 24V?

I apologize if this has been asked before. What is the consensus on whether to go 12V or 24V? I've been reading Aircraft Wiring for Smart People...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By papamike
Brandon, If the countersink is not TOO deep, you...

Brandon,

If the countersink is not TOO deep, you can also try to shoot the rivet from behind (back-rivet) and let the manufactured head fill the countersink. You may need to go one length longer for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,240,501
Posted By papamike
Wings in the cradle. Still a ways to go but it...

Wings in the cradle. Still a ways to go but it feels like something... ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,823
Posted By papamike
300 for slow build RV-7 wings to Plano, TX on ABF.

300 for slow build RV-7 wings to Plano, TX on ABF.
Forum: Texas (North) 03-30-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By papamike
Fuel tank testing setup?

Anybody around the DFW area have a fuel tank testing setup they're not using? I'm in Plano, but I can go where I need to to get it, and it will be returned when I'm done.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By papamike
Strobes N More question

This is for anyone who has used the StrobesNMore package.

Did you use their shielded cable?
Where did you mount the power supply?
Can you use one of their strobes in the rudder? What did you use to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By papamike
agreed, but...

The sales tax deduction also applies to cars, as well as aircraft, which is specifically mentioned. If I bought a complete RV, or any other airplane for that matter, I wouldn't think twice about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By papamike
Sales tax deduction for kits

Hi everybody. I know I've read posts about using the airplane itself as a tax deduction, but has anybody looked into using the sales tax deduction on large purchases, for separate portions of the RV...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By papamike
Thanks

OK. I've found a few sites from people that have done that. :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By papamike
Fuel tank flop tube vs. float senders

I intend to install a flop tube in the right tank, and I have float senders. The tube will hit the sender switch. Do I need to relocate something, and if so, where?

Thanks
Forum: Texas (North) 11-13-2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By papamike
spare wing stand in DFW area?

Anybody have a stand-alone wing stand they're finished with? I'm in Plano, and thought I could get away with just one stand, doing one wing at a time, but now I'm not too sure...

If it matters, I'm...
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