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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By Jpm757
100" lbs. Is way too much torque for an AN3 bolt....

100" lbs. Is way too much torque for an AN3 bolt. It should be 20-25 inch lbs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Jpm757
I have been running the Beta version for several...

I have been running the Beta version for several months, very slick! Does anyone know if the beta version is identical to the new release, or do I need to download the website version? Additionally,...
Forum: COMM 04-06-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Jpm757
Try powering up in the config. mode, and lower...

Try powering up in the config. mode, and lower the sidetone volume.
Forum: Midwest 04-06-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Jpm757
AFS Forums has good...

AFS Forums has good info.

http://advanced-flight-systems.com/forum/forums/26-AF-5600-amp-AF-5500-General-Discussion?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Jpm757
Craig, I will snap a pic next time I'm over at...

Craig,
I will snap a pic next time I'm over at the hangar. The installation is simple, you can shop the spring dept. at your local hardware store. All you need are a pair of light duty springs with...
Forum: RV-10 04-05-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Jpm757
My experience with inflatable door seals is that...

My experience with inflatable door seals is that they are more trouble than they are worth. I also think that overinflation places excess stress on hinges and locking mechanism.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,572
Posted By Jpm757
I have installed rudder pedal return springs on...

I have installed rudder pedal return springs on my -6 and -7. Differential tension on the springs can be used to trim the rudder for cruise flight. Also keeps the rudder cables taught when on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By Jpm757
Carry a spare.

Carry a spare.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-31-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Jpm757
I talked to Anne last week.

I talked to Anne last week.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Jpm757
See if you can borrow a tachometer check box....

See if you can borrow a tachometer check box. About the size of a pack of cigarettes, place on the dash and it displays engine RPM. If you have the prop dynamically balanced, then that equipment will...
Forum: GPS 03-28-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By Jpm757
Installation manuals can be requested through...

Installation manuals can be requested through Garmin support.
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Jpm757
Todd, You are correct as to DA on an LPV...

Todd,
You are correct as to DA on an LPV approach, which coincides with the VDP. My point was for the OP question regarding the Garmin 175/355/375. With LPV minimums set, the navigator will allow you...
Forum: Autopilots 03-28-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Jpm757
For what it's worth, when performing an LPV...

For what it's worth, when performing an LPV approach with my AFS/Dynon/GNC355 setup, I set minimums prior to beginning the approach. Once the glide slope is captured, I set missed approach altitude...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Jpm757
I believe the p/n: is 164-01700

I believe the p/n: is 164-01700
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Jpm757
Flyboys Condor II pneumatic with Rocket Link has...

Flyboys Condor II pneumatic with Rocket Link has worked well for me.
https://i.postimg.cc/ZKHYr0f4/20190422-140926.jpg
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,076
Posted By Jpm757
I've been patiently waiting for a Van's bush...

I've been patiently waiting for a Van's bush plane, figuring it was the next logical niche to fill. D.R. has also been querying the members about interest in such an aircraft, with many interested...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Jpm757
Not sure, but I believe it is the same NACA style...

Not sure, but I believe it is the same NACA style vent that Van uses on the fuselage sides.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,028
Posted By Jpm757
Every RV seems to have its own "sweet spot" for...

Every RV seems to have its own "sweet spot" for main wheel tire pressure, depending on several factors including gear leg stiffeners, tire size and gear alignment. I have experimented between 25-40...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,786
Posted By Jpm757
Building 2 RV-10's in hopes of selling 1 and...

Building 2 RV-10's in hopes of selling 1 and covering the cost of the 2nd one isn't going to happen, not even close.
Assuming all new components and IFR equipped, you are pushing $200k (usd) in parts...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Jpm757
Mahlon, Would you happen to have a P/N: or source...

Mahlon,
Would you happen to have a P/N: or source for the governor drive plate?
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By Jpm757
Randy, What you maybe seeing is some run back...

Randy,
What you maybe seeing is some run back lubricant from an over oiled hinge. If the hinges were installed per plans then I doubt that they would be "smoking" after 70 hrs. I would remove the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By Jpm757
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-19-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,143
Posted By Jpm757
Busy is good for business Tom!

Busy is good for business Tom!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By Jpm757
I have 2 of them, each one is mounted on the...

I have 2 of them, each one is mounted on the inboard inspection panel on each wing. No issues.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,523
Posted By Jpm757
I doubt the discoloration is from heat,...

I doubt the discoloration is from heat, especially that far aft. Looks more like a chemical reaction between the aluminum and some chemical. Possibly a detergent of some type that was not rinsed off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By Jpm757
Advanced Flight Systems can build you a real nice...

Advanced Flight Systems can build you a real nice "quick panel" to your specifications that will save you considerable time. They have built several panels for me and I could not be happier with the...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-12-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,534
Posted By Jpm757
Scotty, you paid TOP dollar for your paint job,...

Scotty, you paid TOP dollar for your paint job, for that price you SHOULD be tickled pink about the results! Sounds like you are not. Unfortunately this happens all to often. For a professional, an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jpm757
Thank you, spoke with J.B., he IS the Titan man!

Thank you, spoke with J.B., he IS the Titan man!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By Jpm757
Purchasing a new engine

I no longer have an OEM engine available through Van's, and would like to purchase a new experimental engine from Lycoming or Titan. How does one go about this, and who sells these engines. I called...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,403
Posted By Jpm757
How about...

How about this?
https://i.postimg.cc/wv4vWjxG/IMG-6071.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Jpm757
Seems Lycoming markets these engines as "X",...

Seems Lycoming markets these engines as "X", while the same engine marketed by Van's get a "Y" prefix. Van's is the only place I have seen the "Y" designation. Perhaps a licensing thing, or maybe...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-02-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Jpm757
Van's Lycoming lead time.

Anybody recently order a new non Thunderbolt engine from Van's? Curious on current lead times on O-360.
Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2021, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By Jpm757
Avia weather is a handy app.

Avia weather is a handy app.
Forum: RV-4 02-26-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By Jpm757
Run a W&B on the particular -4 you are...

Run a W&B on the particular -4 you are considering, they all differ, some considerably. Also check the gross weight advertised for that specific airplane. I have seen several -4's that have big...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-21-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Jpm757
I shortened the sticks in my -6 & -7 by several...

I shortened the sticks in my -6 & -7 by several inches as I prefer the shorter length. Some prefer longer sticks, especially for agressive aerobatics which would not apply to your -9. Leave them long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,744
Posted By Jpm757
Amazing stuff! Thanks Steve.

Amazing stuff!
Thanks Steve.
Forum: Propellers 02-17-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,743
Posted By Jpm757
Garth, I have an MTV12B/183-59B 3 blade on my -7...

Garth,
I have an MTV12B/183-59B 3 blade on my -7 with a YIO-360M1B.

Pros:
Incredibly smooth!!!!
Exceptional takeoff/climb performance.
No RPM limitations.
Maintenance free between overhauls ( no...
Forum: GPS 02-17-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Jpm757
Garmin GNC355 interfaced beautifully with my...

Garmin GNC355 interfaced beautifully with my AFS/Dynon panel.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,466
Posted By Jpm757
Tom, Good Luck on whatever you decide regarding...

Tom,
Good Luck on whatever you decide regarding your PPL. When it comes to purchasing an RV, or any other experimental aircraft for that matter, be cautious about using a broker or dealer. From my...
Forum: Northeast 02-16-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,133
Posted By Jpm757
All good info, glare ice is really the only thing...

All good info, glare ice is really the only thing you want to avoid. Usually the ice will have some roughness or a small accumulation of snow which will provide ample braking. Regarding ice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By Jpm757
Decided to order a Javron Super Cub, can't wait...

Decided to order a Javron Super Cub, can't wait any longer for a Van's bushplane.
Forum: RV-4 02-14-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jpm757
Mike, Van's sells an electric MT prop, 2 or 3...

Mike, Van's sells an electric MT prop, 2 or 3 blade, but pricey at 16K.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By Jpm757
Same here with my -7, about 1 inch clearance from...

Same here with my -7, about 1 inch clearance from bottom of cowling using lower 90° port.
Forum: Northeast 02-11-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,133
Posted By Jpm757
12+ inches of ice will hold an 18 wheeler.

12+ inches of ice will hold an 18 wheeler.
Forum: Northeast 02-10-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,133
Posted By Jpm757
Great news! Check Alton Bay hotline 603-875-3498...

Great news! Check Alton Bay hotline 603-875-3498 before arriving. This year they are only allowing takeoffs and landings to the NORTH. Most likley due to overrun accidents in the past.
Nice...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-05-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Jpm757
I've installed the Anti-Splat oil cooler shutter,...

I've installed the Anti-Splat oil cooler shutter, and it remains fully closed for most of my winter flying, I can get oil temp up to about 160° on the coldest days. I would not recommend any cowl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By Jpm757
If you compare the cost of the RV series aircraft...

If you compare the cost of the RV series aircraft kits to other comparable aircraft, it is quite obvious that Van's provides a lot of bang for the buck. You are purchasing an "airframe", period....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jpm757
Check with AFS.

Check with AFS.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,031
Posted By Jpm757
What a nightmare!!!! You're pride and joy...

What a nightmare!!!! You're pride and joy trashed by some clown who considers himself a professional! From the remarks in you're video, it appears you are taking this all in stride, and moving on....
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jpm757
I used rudder pedal return springs on my -6 and...

I used rudder pedal return springs on my -6 and -7. You can compensate for an out of trim rudder by adjusting the spring tension. The springs also keep tension on the cables when on the ground.
Forum: GPS 01-28-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Jpm757
I have practiced numerous holding patterns with...

I have practiced numerous holding patterns with my GNC355 (same navigator as 175) and it has always calculated the proper entry ( direct/paralell/ teardrop) that was required.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By Jpm757
I'm using the Dynon static ports which I flush...

I'm using the Dynon static ports which I flush riveted in place. Don't know how the Cleavland ports are designed, but the Dynon ports have a fairly large flange.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By Jpm757
Good call!

Good call!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,320
Posted By Jpm757
. 2 aluminum angles, notched and bolted to the...

. 2 aluminum angles, notched and bolted to the top of the longerons.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,320
Posted By Jpm757
Here is my...

Here is my install.
https://i.postimg.cc/wMk2Y43Q/20191103-143628.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Jpm757
I have dual Dynon OAT probes mounted on the...

I have dual Dynon OAT probes mounted on the inboard inspection covers, then routed to ADAHARS units mounted in aft fuselage. No issues.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By Jpm757
Sounds like your automotive avionics relay is the...

Sounds like your automotive avionics relay is the problem, I would start by replacing the relay.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By Jpm757
I have the Van's capacitive setup, and am using...

I have the Van's capacitive setup, and am using the Dynon capacitance to voltage converters. They work well connected to my AFS 5600's. $50 ea. from Spruce.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Jpm757
Easiest way would be to level the aircraft and...

Easiest way would be to level the aircraft and set pitch offset to 0°. You can fine tune it as necessary. Not familliar w/GRT, but should be something in the EFIS menu to allow for pitch offset.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jpm757
1" good quality adhesive backed Velcro is plenty...

1" good quality adhesive backed Velcro is plenty wide as the actual contact surface is maybe 1/8". As you can see in the picture the Velcro is nearly flush with the trailing edge. I have not had any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jpm757
I've tried the SS tape and the clear anti-chafe...

I've tried the SS tape and the clear anti-chafe tape with mixed success. The fuzzy Velcro has worked well for 375 hrs. with no chafing whatsoever, I also operate frequently from unimproved strips....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-18-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,586
Posted By Jpm757
Looks like BoeLube powder.

Looks like BoeLube powder.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jpm757
I stuck the fuzzy side of velcro on the bottom of...

I stuck the fuzzy side of velcro on the bottom of the wing skin, invisible, easy to apply and does not leave any marks on the flap.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-17-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,862
Posted By Jpm757
For years Beechcraft used magnesium for control...

For years Beechcraft used magnesium for control surfaces, which I assume was for weight reduction, but the corrosion issues were a real problem. When these skins needed replacement, most people...
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