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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 109
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Oil dipstick paint color

Anybody have or know the particular yellow paint color for the Lycoming oil dipstick cap? Mine got chipped, and I'd like to touch it up.

TIA!
Forum: Interiors 06-29-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is an excellent example of why you should...

This is an excellent example of why you should never get your legal advice from the Intertubes. It couldn't be *more* wrong.

https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think they're asking about the caps, not the...

I think they're asking about the caps, not the engraving *on* the caps.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I believe the general spec for NPT fittings is to...

I believe the general spec for NPT fittings is to thread until hand-tight, then go 2-3 full turns more. You should be able to line up the fittings with the tube.

I had a few (like on the brake...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-26-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,635
Posted By RV7A Flyer
About half of the fellow builders I know had...

About half of the fellow builders I know had their large gauge Tefzel wires to either the alternator or the starter break within a few hundred hours, exactly as yours did. The other half don't have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If Adam Valdez is still doing them, he's located...

If Adam Valdez is still doing them, he's located further north but often traveled to SoCal to do A/W inspections. Highly recommend him if he's still doing them. I don't have contact info handy, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2022, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Do you have a part number for that?

Do you have a part number for that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,672
Posted By RV7A Flyer
It wasn't a strawman based on what you said: I...

It wasn't a strawman based on what you said:



I was pointing out that AIRPLANES with N-number have plenty of opportunity to renew the REGISTRATION, even after it expires (every 3 years), which is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,170
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Um...YEAH. Does that look right to you? I'd be...

Um...YEAH. Does that look right to you? I'd be checking all of my fuel and oil lines and such, if this was acceptable for installation in the first place by someone. No offense intended, I swear.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,672
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And you can get it back, if you respond to the...

And you can get it back, if you respond to the FAA:



Not sure what the big deal is here...the FAA will send notices 6 months and 2 months before it expires, and one after it does with info on how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By RV7A Flyer
For good reason, I think. It's called "NEVER...

For good reason, I think. It's called "NEVER EXCEED speed".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,672
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Quite a rant. Unfortunately, this isn't true. ...

Quite a rant. Unfortunately, this isn't true. If an N-number is not renewed, it's not even available for *5 years*.

I hate the guy who snaps up all the desireable N-numbers and resells them at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-12-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have these and they work great. Highly...

I have these and they work great. Highly recommend them.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Building something fun in Pasadena :)

Building something fun in Pasadena :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Paul, as you know, we use Clickbond studs on our...

Paul, as you know, we use Clickbond studs on our spacecraft and they'll withstand launch loads and thermal cycling during decades-long operations, so they're pretty tough. I have them in quite a few...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The EFISes do the same thing...only can set the...

The EFISes do the same thing...only can set the cruise RPM in the setup menus.

- Dynon SV installation manual
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This is such a tempest in a teapot. Use it,...

This is such a tempest in a teapot. Use it, don't use it, I don't think there's an ATC specialist in the US who gives a rat's behind about it. They all know what RVs are. And honestly, has any RV...
Forum: Safety 06-09-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,461
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Don't have time to look it up right now,...

Don't have time to look it up right now, but...what are the rules re: BasicMed and the various options discussed here?

It would suck to end up with a denied medical, forever precluding BasicMed as...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,181
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Unless you aren't installing a keyswitch as a...

Unless you aren't installing a keyswitch as a theft deterrent, as many of us have noted, but as a SAFETY device to prevent accidental starter engagement (and in my case, ensuring the mags are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-24-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, there ya go, B^2! Take your pick LOL!

Well, there ya go, B^2! Take your pick LOL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If you don't mind paying, Cutter Aviation has...

If you don't mind paying, Cutter Aviation has always been able to find space to tuck my -7A into one of their hangars. Nice folks, too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,472
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Mine have always been very accurate no matter how...

Mine have always been very accurate no matter how full or empty. The idea behind capacitance senders is, from what I understand, that the measured capacitance is irrespective of attitude...that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,472
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You can post the link to that flight's data in...

You can post the link to that flight's data in Savvy, so we could take a look at it. You say it's "jumpy"...be interesting to see what you mean by that. And what kind of fuel level sending units do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,472
Posted By RV7A Flyer
How uncoordinated are your turns (or "rolls"),...

How uncoordinated are your turns (or "rolls"), anyway?
Forum: COMM 05-19-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What's all that stuff that looks like swarf on...

What's all that stuff that looks like swarf on the component in the upper left corner? And who did the hatchet job on the frame trying to pry it open?

If it *is* the fuse, remember that it only...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,341
Posted By RV7A Flyer
There's certainly nothing wrong with welding them...

There's certainly nothing wrong with welding them in, but the riveted versions will work fine, too. Regardless of how they're attached, you *still* have to ensure that there's no chafing or binding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,472
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I get the exact same thing. Never heard of...

I get the exact same thing.



Never heard of anyplace with this as a regulation before, but maybe flipping the line guy a few bucks now and again might "persuade" him or her to let you handle the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Fill it with gas and let it sit for a day or so?

Fill it with gas and let it sit for a day or so?
Forum: Safety 05-16-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,341
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Did the contact point also wear a hole in the...

Did the contact point also wear a hole in the pushrod forward of the rivet?

Glad this was found on the ground...almost certainly a serious if not fatal accident waiting to happen.

Good on ya for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By RV7A Flyer
And soda machines! There are CANS in those...

And soda machines! There are CANS in those machines!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,330
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm with the OP on this. Maybe the empennage kit...

I'm with the OP on this. Maybe the empennage kit could stay the same, with the bags of mixed hardware, but after that...what's the point? I ended up sorting all the hardware into individual bins of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-15-2022, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This would be one of my very few gripes about the...

This would be one of my very few gripes about the Dynon system...it doesn't use flap position as an input to the AOA indication. I've requested it for years, but it never seems to make it onto the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,169
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Most of mine are somewhere in the lists already...

Most of mine are somewhere in the lists already provided, so I'll just add

Screwless spinner
DJM Throttle quadrant instead of Cessna-style push-pull knobs
Andair fuel pump allowed me to cut the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's sound engineering. Ref....

That's sound engineering. Ref. NASA-STD-8739.4

Precautions shall be taken to prevent the mismating of connectors, caused by interchanging or by
reversing, through one of the following...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-14-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By RV7A Flyer
A few pictures would be helpful here...

A few pictures would be helpful here...
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,583
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This seems like a HUGE number of pumps on a...

This seems like a HUGE number of pumps on a grease gun, at least any grease gun *I've* ever seen/used. If I pumped mine nearly 60 times, I'd have a veritable mountain of grease.

You *sure* it's 56...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-10-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Any particular reason why? Just curious...

Any particular reason why? Just curious...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Dig into it...you may find that some of those...

Dig into it...you may find that some of those hangars are being used for non-aviation purposes, which means that if you're ready to move an airplane into one, they should get 30 days and then out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I like the furlongs/firkin/fortnight system,...

I like the furlongs/firkin/fortnight system, myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,826
Posted By RV7A Flyer
My money is on "nothing related to the plane at...

My money is on "nothing related to the plane at all, but something that accidentally got thrown in a box of parts and sold along with it".
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,181
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, that wouldn't be a good solution. I got...

Yeah, that wouldn't be a good solution. I got mine from McMaster, and specifically chose the option for key removal only in the Off position. They have a wide selection, so I was able to get...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,181
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You did notice that I said the keyswitch is NOT,...

You did notice that I said the keyswitch is NOT, in my aircraft, for any kind of theft protection, but for safety only?

So you've rigged up a hidden switch which is hot, so that if you're monkeying...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,181
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's debatable, but the "hidden switch" guys...

That's debatable, but the "hidden switch" guys all seem to convince themselves that their system is unbeatable...oh, well, to each his own, I guess.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,181
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Until the time you forget to throw the switch,...

Until the time you forget to throw the switch, but you've satisfied yourself that you did because you *locked the baggage compartment*. Your system is actually *less* safe than a keyswitch, because...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,181
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just like you said...the keyswitch is the "green...

Just like you said...the keyswitch is the "green tag item" (Insert Before Flight) that *enables* the starter AND the mags. No key, no start, not even if the mag switches are on and the prop is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,939
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I use this...never had a problem, even in some...

I use this...never had a problem, even in some really nasty winds tied down in Vegas a time or two.

https://antisplataero.com/products/ultimate-gust-lock

It's a bit fiddly to get installed, but...
Forum: COMM 04-29-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By RV7A Flyer
A visit to the shop to find out what all the...

A visit to the shop to find out what all the mechanic touched?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,826
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Antigravic marzel vanes with ambifacient wane...

Antigravic marzel vanes with ambifacient wane shafts, maybe?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-26-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just be mindful of the caution in the...

Just be mindful of the caution in the instructions not to go too deep, or you might damage/nick/drill into the innards of the tubing and ruin the thing. I used a drill stop on the bit when I did...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-25-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not on *my* Dynon SV-1000T. Where'd you get this...

Not on *my* Dynon SV-1000T. Where'd you get this information?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,809
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm not sure what your point was with this whole...

I'm not sure what your point was with this whole subject. Just to gripe that you don't like being told what you can't do? That you want to change something?

I have your jousting pole here, Mr....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By RV7A Flyer
A FSDO inspector making up his own rules? You...

A FSDO inspector making up his own rules? You don't say! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,809
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This sounds to me like you've combined or mixed...

This sounds to me like you've combined or mixed up a couple of concepts here. *Kit manufacturers* don't manufacture completed airplanes. Builders do. That's why it's called Experimental-*Amateur*...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,209
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I can't tell you how to fix it, but I would say...

I can't tell you how to fix it, but I would say that relying on the rivets to "pull it together" is not a sound construction method. Parts need to fit properly *before* being riveted. Redo the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-21-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I gave up on the spade connectors years...

I gave up on the spade connectors years ago...tired of fighting them; always seemed to be one failing every 100 hours or so. Went to these and have had zero problems (knock on wood)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,969
Posted By RV7A Flyer
My capacitive sensors are good to within 0.1...

My capacitive sensors are good to within 0.1 gallons, but if you want a stick...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/list-fuelindicators.php?clickkey=10294
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,403
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So I don't know **** about the inner workings of...

So I don't know **** about the inner workings of insurance companies, but it seems to me there are at least two cases here: 1) someone is trying to hide the true nature of the aircraft by using a...
Forum: Propellers 04-20-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By RV7A Flyer
We used the simpler (i.e., cheaper) Dynavibe on a...

We used the simpler (i.e., cheaper) Dynavibe on a bunch of planes, and got them all down to quite small values for ips (mine is between 0.0 and 0.2 :) ), but I'd love to see the transform plot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,304
Posted By RV7A Flyer
All too predictable. I expect Data Manager will...

All too predictable. I expect Data Manager will go the way of the dodo soon, with the new owners choosing to focus on "innovative technologies, mission critical software and disruptive marketplaces...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,862
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Can I make a recommendation? Redo your air dams...

Can I make a recommendation? Redo your air dams to be removable now, while you are still putting things on and off bafflewise. A piece of angle aluminum and some nutplates under the baffle ramp. ...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,792
Posted By RV7A Flyer
"Position and hold" became "Line up and wait",...

"Position and hold" became "Line up and wait", but "hold short" has always been "hold short" (nothing to do with "position and hold"/"line up and wait").
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,154
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What's different other than the length of time? ...

What's different other than the length of time?

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/airworthiness_certification/sp_flt_auth/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,154
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You're right, and thanks for the info. I was...

You're right, and thanks for the info. I was thinking of TCed A/C, and not EAB. It seems that different countries have different time limits from what I've gleaned all over the web today (e.g.,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,154
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So this is the situation I'm anticipating in the...

So this is the situation I'm anticipating in the not-too-distant future. I'm the US registered owner of a US-registered RV-7A which I built and for which I hold the Repairman's Certificate. When I...
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