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Forum: RV-7/7A 04-28-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up I have used this one from day one. I alway check...

I have used this one from day one. I alway check it before first flight of the day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,409
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up By all means!

Yes Mike, Heidi Mogg deserves the high fives. I’m a little behind. I did not get to make it last year and didn’t pay enough attention this year to who was doing what. Thanks Heidi!
I did notice the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,409
Posted By bhester
Had a great time in Home Built Camping

We chose to avoid the rain; we spent the night at Cedar Key Had to eat seafood :-) and flew in early Friday morning.
HBC is the place to be. Mary Jane and her crew takes care of us. Donations buy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By bhester
Cool Call them

G3X support 1 (866) 854-8433
Ask them if they can stick one in an envelope and send it to you
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-19-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By bhester
Youíll be glad itís there

When you go to change your that contactor youíll be glad it is there. Iím pretty sure I did it just like the plans show it.
Forum: Safety 03-17-2022, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By bhester
CAN Bus can

A CAN Bus issue can take down the whole system. A bad solder sleeve can cause that, been there done that. I realize that is not what your issue was you had a bad component and Garmin should be able...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By bhester

Maybe this:

It does not reference a part number change but maybe they did any way.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-12-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By bhester
Office Max

If you don't have a full size. Take the PDF to Office Max and just tell them what size you want it printed out on.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-10-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,183
Posted By bhester
Me too

Yep, I got it also. Moderators that acct. needs to go bye bye! [ed. Done. v/r,dr]

It came from Robdana9
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By bhester
Garmin GDU470 Display fuel prices?

Ok, I know I can display fuel prices on my Garmin 660 map, Can I not do this on my Garmin GDU470 map?

I thought I've done it before, but I do not see anywhere to do it now.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-08-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By bhester
Smile Good trip report!

I love reading trip reports like this! Good pictures too.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By bhester
Match drilling old step to new

Here is how I match drilled mine, worked great!
I cut off the old flange and matched it up to the new flange. It also help to get the bottom rear corner bend exactly the same. I used that big...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-08-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,716
Posted By bhester
This is where some go

My wife uses them to go around flowers

Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,972
Posted By bhester
I replaced mine

Pics about 2/3 the way down on this page:
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up TED antenna

Works good, last long time!...
Forum: Safety 01-05-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,657
Posted By bhester
My heater

Here is my heater, I only use it when I’m at the hangar. I install cowl plugs and it doesn’t take long to warm it up.


I installed a sump heater that I plug into a timer if I want it to come...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By bhester
Carb attach hardware info needed

Ok, guys I'm reinstalling my carb and need a few replacement parts. I'm trying to find the part numbers for them but haven't yet.
I need the hardware for attaching the carb to the engine, Nut, star...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By bhester

I use these, but I searched on their web site, and it appears they no longer carry them. RVA Tow Pin Kit

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By bhester
Tank removal

Did you take the bolts out from inside the inspection panels that attach the tank to the spar via the z-brackets?

If so and everything’s else is disconnected then you can use a putty knife to get...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,778
Posted By bhester

Aeroshell 22 grease

and the Wicks tow bar listed in above post
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-12-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,843
Posted By bhester
Exclamation Problem with the Vans Video

The Vans Video is great except for one thing. When Scott is laying beads for the baffles he is putting it too far away from the rivet holes. If he would have laid the bead down touching the bottom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By bhester
Headset hangers?

Someone posted spring loaded headset hangers awhile back, canít find the post. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-13-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By bhester
Good info

Thanks Steve,
I believe I'll hook it up to the DME switch since I wont be using it for anything. I've already started the work, Man I wish that harness was 6-8" longer, worked good at the time, not...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By bhester
Garmin G3X touch alerts

Ok, I’ve got a Garmin GMA 340 audio panel and a Garmin G3X touch system. I have never connected the two for alerts. I do have a AFS 2500 engine monitor connected to the audio panel though the alert...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,631
Posted By bhester
Heat Guard

You mean like this? Mine came from Vans with my firewall forward kit

Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,641
Posted By bhester
Red dot = Valve stem

Yes, Red Dot gets aligned with the valve stem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By bhester
Oil Cooler flush

My engine is being overhauled. What do I need to do with my oil cooler?
It's a NDM 20002A
Can I just flush it? With what?
Does it need to be sent somewhere for flush/overhaul?
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By bhester

Will Advance Flight Systems not help you with this? Have you called them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,761
Posted By bhester
Donít work

Doesnít work

Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,761
Posted By bhester
Buck strike

Mitch, can you post a link to your Buck experience, can’t seem to find it.
I remember reading it a while ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,761
Posted By bhester
Unhappy From what I see

Iíd say the engine will need to be removed and sent to an engine shop for a prop strike insp., prop might be repairable it will need to go to a Prop shop, wing tank will need to be removed, might be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By bhester
Unhappy Engine Overhaul delays

Is anyone having an engine Overhaul (long story for later) and being told that it is delayed because of parts availability right now?
I’ve had my engine at an engine shop since April 20, 2021 with an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By bhester
Just make sure Ö

Just make sure you install the puck correctly when it goes back in. It will go in either way but if done incorrectly you will loose all your brake fluid and have a very bad day. The o-ring groove is...
Forum: Southeast 08-12-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By bhester
Did you find the help

Did you find the help you were looking for?
I am based at KHVC - Hopkinsville Christian County Airport
Built my RV7A and I am an A&P
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,518
Posted By bhester
Aircraft Spruce

Aircraft Spruce usually has free shipping on orders at Oshkosh. May have a minimum order now, not sure.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-28-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,954
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Stop here for food

This would be best for the way back home. I found it in 2018 and went back in 2019 also.


Great food!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,997
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up SteinAir
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-17-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,384
Posted By bhester
Problems - No problems

I think it has been covered pretty well by now.

Here is my take on reading all the responses.

In my RV7A I used 45 psi in my mains and 35 psi in my nose.

I don't remember how I choose those...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,361
Posted By bhester
Yep, non touch

Hereís a pic of mine before upgrading to touch

Forum: Northeast 06-01-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,492
Posted By bhester
Trip Report

Whatever you do, please do a trip report. We love a good trip report!
I flew to Belfast, ME in 2016. It was one of my most enjoyable trips, can't wait to do something like that again soon.
If you'd...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,355
Posted By bhester
You can read about my alternator replacement last...

You can read about my alternator replacement last year on my website:

Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By bhester
Here is mine

Here is a picture of mine from 2007


Do to unrelated reasons, I am in the process of doing it again right now.


I’ll have more of the actual flop tube install soon
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-13-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By bhester
Carb to Eng drawing - RV7A

RV7A with carb O-360
Ok, I'm trying to find the drawing for the carb to eng mounting. Looking at my digital drawings I'm not finding it. Haven't had time to look thru my full size drawing. I know...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,069
Posted By bhester

I used Rapco works good last long time.
When reinstalling the brake pucks be sure they go back in like this. O-ring side goes in first.

Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-16-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By bhester
Engine mounting instructions

Ok, itís been a long time. I remember someone had engine mounting instruction on here somewhere back in 2006 or so when I had to mount mine. I have got to remove and reinstall my engine and I canít...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,138
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Read about our trip to Maine in 2016, you should...

Read about our trip to Maine in 2016, you should be able to get some ideas from that. We had a blast!

Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By bhester
Rapco Brake Disk

Cleveland Brake Disk for 5" Wheels PN: 164-17
The Rapco PN: RA164-01700


Sorry about that Richard
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,892
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Cap. Plate Isolators

Yep, that is what the plan is Charles Kuss is sending me some info, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,892
Posted By bhester
I've got OP-7

I've got that one, thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,892
Posted By bhester
Capacitive Plate Isolators

Has anyone got the CAD drawing of the capacitive plate Isolators?
I am going to need to make some.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By bhester
Dent Removal

Has anyone ever used a kit like this for dent removal on your plane? How well did it work? Years ago I saw someone selling the kits at Oshkosh, for removing dents in aircraft wing...
Forum: GPS 03-16-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By bhester
Smile Good deal!

Thanks to Kelly Patterson for the original post.
Glad the links still work :-)
Forum: GPS 03-06-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up Good deal

If you do mess it up, youíll have a good reason to get a new Garmin 660 :-)
Forum: GPS 03-06-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By bhester
Instruction are still on my site

I still have the instructions on my web site, if you decide to do it:
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-21-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,601
Posted By bhester
Me too!

Weather permitting, I plan to be there!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,691
Posted By bhester
NAV on G3X

My NAV Freqs from my SL30 show up just fine on my G3X screens

Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By bhester
Garmin G3X touch flight log list

Hey G3Xperts, any chance of getting more flights to show without scrolling down on the flight log screen, like on the non-touch. Half screen is ok but can’t you get rid of the dead space between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,999
Posted By bhester
Forum: ADS-B 01-28-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,208
Posted By bhester
Thumbs up You can use this

If you don't have a IFR Navigator, you can use this (only works with G3X):

This is what I use!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,398
Posted By bhester
Exclamation Make sure it goes back in correctly

If you take the puck out to change to o-ring just make sure it goes back in correctly. It can be put in wrong and you’ll loose your brake when you least expect it. This is the correct way. If it is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By bhester
Add on

Parking brake is an add on item and requires the builder to come up with their own ideas of how to install it. Good luck!

If you could post a picture we may be able to help figure it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,741
Posted By bhester
Fly-in breakfast

I flew to Somerset, KY for Dicey Aviation’s fly-in breakfast with a stop at Glasgow, KY for a quick visit with Justin Richardson. Charlie Rosenzweig stopped by with his Honda powered RV6A.
7381 ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,300
Posted By bhester
Saturday Breakfast Run

Weather clear just enough to make the breakfast run. Flew from Hopkinsville, KY to Mayfield, KY.
EAA chapter 807 presented Ethan O’Neal with a $10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarship.

7086 7087
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,764
Posted By bhester
OSH planning? What about SnF

No car needed at either, easy to get to places and you'll have plenty to do right around you.
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