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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-17-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By Roy Thoma
I also did not think any RV-7s had 0.016 skins....

I also did not think any RV-7s had 0.016 skins.

Here is a picture of a patch on Ken Kruegerís -4. Un-rivet where the forward edge of the skins meet. Stop drill crack. Cover crack with patch that is...
Forum: GPS 02-18-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Roy Thoma
My upgrade from 430W to IFD440 took less than an...

My upgrade from 430W to IFD440 took less than an hour. Probably less than 30 minutes. This was done the day before I flew from KHIO to 2018 Airventure. A couple of small differences between the 430W...
Forum: Autopilots 01-25-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Posted By Roy Thoma
AFS4500 coupled ILS

I started flying N174RT with an AFS4500 (before getting the first customer AFS5600). The AFS4500 would convert the ILS signals from my SL30 or my GNS430W to ARINC signals that the AFS branded TruTrak...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Roy Thoma
Card Machine Works E-Lift

https://elift.cardmachineworks.com/
(Same info as Bill posted)

Iím VERY HAPPY with mine.

Regards,
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By Roy Thoma
We enjoyed Hoppin John for lunch and shared some...

We enjoyed Hoppin John for lunch and shared some with several of our neighbors in the RV Resort.

Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year,
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,416
Posted By Roy Thoma
I'm confused

Paul (Dye),

I was trying to point out that there are different direction from different suppliers and it seemed following the specific directions from the supplier was best. I always guessed the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-30-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,416
Posted By Roy Thoma
Read the manual's

Note that Klaus/Lightspeed specifies installing the adapter in the engine then the sparkplug in the adapter. This means the copper gasket between the adapter and the engine does not need to be...
Forum: COMM 11-28-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Roy Thoma
+1 for the CQ1 headset. Try a set for $425 before...

+1 for the CQ1 headset. Try a set for $425 before shelling out $800 or more for a noise cancelling headset. They come with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Headsets are a matter of personal choice. In...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-23-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,258
Posted By Roy Thoma
Ramp location

Look at posts from DanH regarding ramp location.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1282385&postcount=11

Regards,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,463
Posted By Roy Thoma
CMW E-Lift

IF you plan to be able to change a tube or repair a flat away from home consider getting a Card Machine Works E-Lift. https://elift.cardmachineworks.com/

Regards,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By Roy Thoma
Question Anything else needed for nose wheel swap from Matco to Beringer?

VAF brain trust: I currently have the stock (from 10 years ago) Matco nose wheel and the Matco axle installed on my RV-7A. I have ordered a Beringer nose wheel. Will I need anything in addition to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-28-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,568
Posted By Roy Thoma
Flat insurance

I was a lucky buyer of an E-Lift from the first run. Iíve been concerned about how I/we would change a flat at a remote location. Iíve installed the E-Lift on N174RT a hope/think/except that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Roy Thoma
Tim Olson has LOTS of info about O2 systems at...

Tim Olson has LOTS of info about O2 systems at https://www.myrv10.com/tips/accessories/oxygen/index.html
He has info about making a transfiller with parts list near the end of the post.

Regards,
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 08-21-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,539
Posted By Roy Thoma
Discussion on AVWeb

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/instrument-flight/safety-pilot-rules/?MailingID=426

Regards,
Forum: Southeast 08-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By Roy Thoma
Picture of Vettermanís repair

Vettermanís welded a pair of half circular reinforcements when repairing my exhaust flange.
Forum: Southeast 08-11-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By Roy Thoma
Check with Craig at Vetterman

Gary,

The first time my exhaust broke at the flange a local (SKILLED) car guy welded it. Looked beautiful. When I found the same flange had then cracked again I sent it to Craig at Vetterman...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-02-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,983
Posted By Roy Thoma
How we know Scott and Tanya, other info

Scott (Scoot) and Tanya (Cookie) were a delight to have aboard. We could have asked them to do all the boat operations and we would have been in good hands. We really appreciated them flying from TX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,754
Posted By Roy Thoma
(continued) 3000nm relocation trip from Ajo, AZ to Hillsboro, OR

Sandy arrived at Goodyear within 5 minutes of when James and I parked the plane.
30 minutes of so later James headed north to Chico CA where he would spend the night with his mom. Sandy and I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,754
Posted By Roy Thoma
3000nm relocation trip from Ajo, AZ to Hillsboro, OR

I wanted to take N174RT (RV-7A) from Ajo AZ (P01) to Hillsboro, OR (KHIO) and get back to Ajo so Sandy (Capt Sandy on VAF) and I can start our reposition from being snowbirds in Ajo and return to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,136
Posted By Roy Thoma
KDWH T31 KORK KBDQ KXNX KTHA KDKX

We flew just under a thousand NM for the "weekend".

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-B73Xp8q/0/ac2806f0/L/i-B73Xp8q-L.jpg

We left Houston KDWH Thursday (3/5) mid day and flew to Aero Country...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,405
Posted By Roy Thoma
AJO, Yuma, Gila Bend, Ajo, Wink, Sasser, Hooks

The previous weekend we had a flat at a remote airport (Grapevine, AZ88). After Rosie rescued us I decided to replace both tires and tubes with new. Parts arrived from ACS about 1pm Thursday and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,009
Posted By Roy Thoma
P01 KPAY KCHD 88AZ P01

We have trouble knowing when the weekend is. Most day's seem like Saturday. Last week we planned to fly to Payson (KPAN) and camp Wed night, meet Sierra for lunch in Chandler Thursday, then fly to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-22-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,820
Posted By Roy Thoma
Update?

Mike,

Any update on when/if the jack will be available? Estimated cost?

Regards,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,507
Posted By Roy Thoma
Valentine's day and Saturday

Valentines day we flew to Payson AZ for lunch. We both had second breakfast for our mid-day meal. Somehow an orchard pie came home with us. :)

From Payson we stopped at Grapevine (88AZ) to check out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,507
Posted By Roy Thoma
We started the weekend early

Sandy and I decided to start Valentines Day early. We flew to Sedona to on Feb 13, had lunch at the Mesa Grill at the airport, then hiked the full "airport loop trail"....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,755
Posted By Roy Thoma
Sierra visited us in Ajp for the first time....

Sierra visited us in Ajp for the first time. Friday, when asked if she would like to fly over the mine to see it she said SURE! First time Sandy or I can remember her going for a flight "for fun"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,581
Posted By Roy Thoma
Colin and others who feel left out. It's likely...

Colin and others who feel left out. It's likely that Bill asked the attendees from last years RV Hill Country Gathering if they planned to attend BEFORE he publicly announced the event. I'm guessing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 502
Posted By Roy Thoma
Looking for Assistance in AZ changing 2 pushrod shrouds

I want to change two of the pushrod shrouds on my engine. I THINK I know how to do this, and would be more comfortable changing them with supervision by someone who REALLY knows how to do the swap....
Forum: Interiors 01-30-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By Roy Thoma
I've corresponded with Sid offline, first to poke...

I've corresponded with Sid offline, first to poke at him for passing up the opportunity to sit in and fly in N174RT when he and Kelli were on Orcas Island last summer. He asked me if "the seats high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,292
Posted By Roy Thoma
Lunch flight to KMZJ

We (FINALLY) finished installing a new prop cable on N174RT about noon on Sunday. Sandy and I were both ready for lunch so we flew to Marana (KMZJ) for a nice meal. Fuel stop at Ak-Chin (A39) on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By Roy Thoma
Vlad, sorry we missedd you!

We were probably home. Not enough detail to see if our van was with the Airstream in your photo. Please let us know when you will be returning or if you would like to meet somewhere between our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,213
Posted By Roy Thoma
Arizona Exploring

Friday (1/3/2020), Sandy & I flew from P01 to E60, Eloy AZ for breakfast at the Bent Prop Saloon and Cookery. It was in the 30?s before we took off, so it was nice to be able to wear my knit hat with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By Roy Thoma
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=134249&highlight=Step

That?s my repaired step in the first post.

Regards,
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-26-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,479
Posted By Roy Thoma
Capt Sandy and I plan to join the fun (and will...

Capt Sandy and I plan to join the fun (and will be flying from Ajo).

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By Roy Thoma
RV Family & Friends

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-6bdG2N2/0/6fafe690/M/i-6bdG2N2-M.jpg

RV?s are wonderful airplanes. Total performance, etc. MAYBE more wonderful than the airplane is the RV family and friendships...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By Roy Thoma
I'm VERY HAPPY with my IFD440 upgrade

I sold my 430W and bought an Avidyne IFD440 about 15 months ago and I'm thrilled with the upgrade. Foreflight and an IFD440 can share information including flight plans. However, I find entering...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-09-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 218,376
Posted By Roy Thoma
San Juan Islands

Doug posted this photo that Kelli took of me, Sid and Capt Sandy sailing on SV Tranquility on a recent home page:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-fpGRdkp/0/a8c02a3c/M/i-fpGRdkp-M.jpg

And we met...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-09-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,267
Posted By Roy Thoma
Sedona?

Tanya,

If we were flying from Deming to Vegas area we would stop at Sedona. Good food and MUCH more scenic. I think you and Scott would really enjoy the airport loop around the top of the peak where...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,779
Posted By Roy Thoma
More pictures PLEASE

Kevin,

Please post pictures and share more details of your air intake, filter and airbox. Send me pictures if you don't want to bother with posting them, or send them to DanH and I bet he would post...
Forum: GPS 06-30-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Roy Thoma
echoUAT input to IFD440

I don't know if or how the echoUAT can be used as the ADS-B data source for the IFD440. I view ADS-B traffic and weather on my Advanced 5600T and Foreflight on iPhone or iPad. The IFD440 screen seems...
Forum: GPS 06-24-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Roy Thoma
I replaced my 430W with an IFD440 and it works...

I replaced my 430W with an IFD440 and it works with the echoUAT. echoUAT still talks to the iPad and iPhone running ForeFlight.

Regards,
Forum: Reviews 05-17-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By Roy Thoma
Thumbs up Tosten Grips

I have Tosten CS-8 grips in N174RT. I'm happy with the ergonomics and functionality of the grips. Sometime last year my electric aileron trim stopped responding to commands from my left stick grip to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-09-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,455
Posted By Roy Thoma
Jeep Rentals and P01

Sandy and I spent about a week in Sedona a couple of years ago with my brother and his wife. It was cheaper to rent a Jeep from https://barlows.us/barlow-adventures-sedona/ for 24 hours than it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,898
Posted By Roy Thoma
R-2305 and P01, Eric Marcus Muni just north of Ajo, Az (rambling)

N174RT has been based at P01 for part of the winter. P01 has a nice paved runway, large ramp area, some hangars and not much else. No fuel. No services. I don't think there is a pay phone. The...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-08-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,455
Posted By Roy Thoma
Elote, great Mexican resturant in Sedona

One of our favorite restaurants (anywhere, not just Sedona) is Elote. Great food, attentive staff, nice atmosphere.

Elote is open for dinner at 5pm Tues thru Sat. We flew to Sedona on Tuesday rather...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By Roy Thoma
My quickbuild fuselage had these stiffenes...

My quickbuild fuselage had these stiffenes installed wrong. Van?s either gave me replacement covers notched to match my fuselage or they gave me covers that without notches and I cut them. Classic...
Forum: Oregon 03-20-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By Roy Thoma
Hillsboro Aviation

Amit,

I?ve been happy to with transponder (and pitot static) testing at Hillsboro Aviation (new FBO, not the flight school). Britney did my last test and was professional and efficient. Tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,274
Posted By Roy Thoma
TV?

So, did you do a torsional vibration analysis? That long unsupported drive shaft looks dangerous. ;)


Regards,
Forum: Propellers 01-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,182
Posted By Roy Thoma
Doug, PM sent. Regards,

Doug, PM sent.

Regards,
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,182
Posted By Roy Thoma
WhirlWind 74HRT for sale

Doug,

You can save more than $1000 on the WhirlWind 74HRT I have posted for sale. New blades and a new hub. See http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=167428

Regards,
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-14-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,270
Posted By Roy Thoma
CQ1 Ear Plugs

As DanH recently posted in another thread "Ahhh, but those are not Halos..."

What you are seeing in Scott's pictures are not Halo headsets but are the far superior CQ1 headset from Card Machine...
Forum: GPS 10-15-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By Roy Thoma
Call Rob Hickman +1

I bought my IFD440 through Advanced Flight Systems. Rob and Jenny are always a pleasure to deal with.

Regards,
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-30-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,572
Posted By Roy Thoma
Standard RF-10 parts

Walt,

I used the standard RV-10 oil cooler and firewall mount. 4" scat tube from the back of #4 cylinder suppling the air for the oil cooler. My oil temp is generally too low and I have restricted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,918
Posted By Roy Thoma
Provisions bought

https://photos.smugmug.com/Roy-s-pics/Roys/i-p3nwtzX/0/a163fff5/M/IMG_1200-M.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-07-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 559,574
Posted By Roy Thoma
Sunrise at E80, Belen NM

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-tVfmPtb/0/a7d78189/M/i-tVfmPtb-M.jpg
Forum: Northwest 03-24-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,223
Posted By Roy Thoma
Oregon Coast Destinations

Capt Sandy and I are fond of Pacific City (KPFC) for easy access to the beach. Current favorite place to eat in PC is The Grateful Bread. We really miss The River House. There is at least one hotel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By Roy Thoma
I installed the standard Van's latch. I wish I...

I installed the standard Van's latch. I wish I had installed the JD Air latch, one of the few things I wish I had done differently during my build.

My main desire to have the JD Air latch is to have...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-14-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,567
Posted By Roy Thoma
$100 BBQ Ribs!

We returned to Yuma on Friday for BBQ ribs. Did you notice in Sandy's earlier post that Million Air has a small caf? and after paying the $5 "Facility Fee" we got coupons for $1 meal (breakfast or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,181
Posted By Roy Thoma
Vlad, Capt Sandy and I are in Lake Havasu City....

Vlad,

Capt Sandy and I are in Lake Havasu City. Happy to fly tomorrow to pick up a mag for you somewhere and then deliver. Good excuse to exercise our plane some.

Call or text at Five...
Forum: Reviews 01-09-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,832
Posted By Roy Thoma
Perry Hill Automobile Company

I expect that most readers of VAF know DanH. You may not know that he own and operates a used automobile dealership: Perry Hill Automobile Company. http://www.perryhillauto.com/index.shtml

We needed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By Roy Thoma
Background

We sold our house at the beginning of August and moved onto the 1991 Catalina 36 (sailboat) on Orcas Island. Sandy has her Coast Guard Captain's License (6-pack), hence her screen name "Capt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Roy Thoma
2017 THANKS

Capt. Sandy and I had a GREAT year. Thanks to the following in the VAF/RV world for their help with the wonderful time we had.

1st -- Thanks to Doug and VAF. Super resource.

Thanks to Turbo for...
Forum: California 12-30-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By Roy Thoma
Thanks

Thanks for the referral's.

Robert, I'll let you know if we end up at Aeromechanix.

Regards,
Forum: California 12-27-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,125
Posted By Roy Thoma
Looking for engine assistance in california, south of Bay Area

Capt Sandy and I are snow-birds about to head south from the SF Bay area, looking for warmer (dry) weather. We are heading toward southern CA / western AZ. I have a cylinder that needs to be pulled...
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