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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,056
Posted By MK77
Just dealt with my own crack

I just dealt with a crack on the rear pilot side of the canopy on my -7. It originated at one of the fastener locations. I used the method outlined in AC43.13-1b to repair it.

Stop drilled it with a...
Forum: Primers 02-28-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,646
Posted By MK77
+1! I had this exact problem once with using...

+1! I had this exact problem once with using syringes and this kind of primer!
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By MK77
Had a very similar issue with my lights except it...

Had a very similar issue with my lights except it was the starboard wing strobe that had an issue. Luckily, it was BARELY within the warranty period but the replacement sent was different flash...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By MK77
I also have a Pitts S1-C project that needs a...

I also have a Pitts S1-C project that needs a motor. Actually we have a basket case O-235 but wanting to upgrade to a IO-320 or 360. Thinking to sell the 235 parts and put it towards the new motor.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-29-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,096
Posted By MK77
Cables

After close no-start situation with a cold temp start at an airport away from home base, I'm also planning to add emergency jump capability. I have a Nocco jump pack and they sell an extension cable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,995
Posted By MK77
Now I know what to do with my extra HS. Had been...

Now I know what to do with my extra HS. Had been kicking around making a bar table out of it. Saw something similar at a aviation themed brewery in Denver.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,602
Posted By MK77
Tape

Gaffers tape is a great alternative to duct tape. I've used it for blocking my inlets before with good results. It's much stronger than painters tape and leaves minimal residue. Any residue left is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-22-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,485
Posted By MK77
I've got a Catto 3-blade FP on my -7 and my...

I've got a Catto 3-blade FP on my -7 and my numbers aren't that much different from what you're seeing. At altitude I routinely cruise at 2650 and see 168 KTAS or so, with a lot more throttle to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,860
Posted By MK77
a word about ANC technology

I'll start with the obligatory statement that I design audio / acoustical products (including in-ear and ANC headphones) for a living :). Though the points above are valid, I have a couple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By MK77
I'm not familiar with the Garmin 240 audio panel...

I'm not familiar with the Garmin 240 audio panel but if it has a 2.5mm jack for a phone then it likely is an TRRS (left out/right out/gnd/mic in) jack that outputs the headset mic signal from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By MK77
I'm based at UGN. There's a hotel very close and...

I'm based at UGN. There's a hotel very close and they do have transient tie-downs (don't go to Signature) and self-serve but fuel is kinda expensive. About 45 min flight from OSH.

Both Poplar Grove...
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,298
Posted By MK77
Thanks for the info Dan. I don't run above 2700...

Thanks for the info Dan. I don't run above 2700 other than when I tested the WOT max RPM of the prop / engine combo. I usually run at 2650 or less in a X/C cruise setting. In this case, I do have to...
Forum: Propellers 05-20-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,298
Posted By MK77
My Catto 3-blade prop is pitched a little bit...

My Catto 3-blade prop is pitched a little bit lower than I thought I'd like at first (WOT at 8000 DA is around 2830 RPM, 2250 static). To Larry's point, although I've considered re-pitching it to hit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,687
Posted By MK77
Aren't the awards supposed to go to the "above...

Aren't the awards supposed to go to the "above average" guys? haha

Obviously, I'm not a judge, but I would hope they are looking "through" the paint job at fit and finish, riveting, construction etc.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,243
Posted By MK77
This was my solution to swapping out my Duckworth...

This was my solution to swapping out my Duckworth 100W halogen with LED in my RV. Was fairly inexpensive, and required zero modification other than the wiring connectors. Has worked well for me so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,926
Posted By MK77
For those not in the know, AOP = acoustic...

For those not in the know, AOP = acoustic overload point or Max SPL capability. Basically, the sound pressure level at which the microphone being driven so hard that it is outputting a non-linear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,560
Posted By MK77
+1 on point #2 above. When I was looking to start...

+1 on point #2 above. When I was looking to start my project, I ran the numbers and would not have been able to afford to RV if I purchased a "brand new" kit, engine, etc. I was actually looking to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,926
Posted By MK77
Let me know when you are getting ready to mock up...

Let me know when you are getting ready to mock up your helmet with the mic. I'm sure I can give you some pointers for maintaining the performance of the mic element with your mounting scheme.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,926
Posted By MK77
Very interesting. I used the super basic Bonehead...

Very interesting. I used the super basic Bonehead helmet when I was conducting the phase 1 for my RV-7. Not sure what kind of mic capsule was in it. At that time I had no carpet, Vetterman 4-pipe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,894
Posted By MK77
One of the biggest things I took away from the...

One of the biggest things I took away from the EAA presentation on the "impossible turn" is that the runway length and winds are massive variables to consider. When departing from a short runway,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,159
Posted By MK77
Send one to me and I'll measure it in our...

Send one to me and I'll measure it in our anechoic chamber at work :D
Forum: Texas (South) 06-15-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,891
Posted By MK77
Thanks all! I'd overlooked Kestrel but I'll...

Thanks all! I'd overlooked Kestrel but I'll consider it. Great info on the landing conditions there too. We will have access to a car so Kestrel or New Braunfels are all options. I was thinking...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-10-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,891
Posted By MK77
Hi Guys, Thanks for the info and suggestions! I...

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the info and suggestions!

I had read opinions other places online for Canyon Lake similar to what was mentioned here, that it's only for residents and not particularly friendly....
Forum: Texas (South) 06-09-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,891
Posted By MK77
Canyon Lake, Tx, PIREPS?

I'm planning a flight to Texas to visit my in-laws who live near New Braunfels and looking for any pireps on places to tie-down. We're planning to stay at an AirB&B at Canyon Lake so I was thinking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,733
Posted By MK77
KORD Landing

Like AV8ER, this weekend I decided to capitalize on the reduced airline traffic to land my RV-7 at what is normally one of the busiest airports in the...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,033
Posted By MK77
Congrats Larry! Swing by UGN sometime, or I can...

Congrats Larry! Swing by UGN sometime, or I can head down to 06C in the -7.

Matt
Forum: ADS-B 12-26-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,541
Posted By MK77
Glad I'm not the only one waiting until the last...

Glad I'm not the only one waiting until the last minute!

I'm currently running a GTX-327 and decided to go with the Garmin GDL-82 ADS-B out box which I will install this weekend. It was $1750 from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,119
Posted By MK77
Aero-lites PIREP

Like many of you, I was looking for a low cost, LED replacement landing light to fit in the same spot as the Duckworth round 100W leading edge kit. I looked at the Baja Designs but wasn't wanting to...
Forum: GPS 06-05-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,198
Posted By MK77
My RV-7 is VFR only for now but I hope to add an...

My RV-7 is VFR only for now but I hope to add an IFR GPS in the future just so I can file if I need to deal with some clouds. I don't plan to do a lot of hard core IFR flying. For that reason I won't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-22-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 855,889
Posted By MK77
Freshly Painted!

Picked up N16DK from Midwest Aircraft Refinishing about 2 weeks ago now. I must say, it looks awesome! Ross, George and Kris did a phenomenal job. Design by Conrad Kothmann at Maverick Aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,021
Posted By MK77
DEFINITELY! Can't say when, but someday I may...

DEFINITELY! Can't say when, but someday I may take you up on that.
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,606
Posted By MK77
This is similar to the approach I went for when...

This is similar to the approach I went for when the project I took over had this issue. I over-drilled the hole and machined and pressed in a shoulder washer with the hole drilled in the correct...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-20-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,437
Posted By MK77
Haha! PWA - Pilots With (unusual) Attitudes.

Haha! PWA - Pilots With (unusual) Attitudes.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,559
Posted By MK77
The company I work for has a major problem with...

The company I work for has a major problem with counterfeit product. Because of this I've all but stopped buying things off Ebay as the problem is widespread on there.

When dealing with Amazon you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By MK77
Static wicks? Those may help.

Static wicks? Those may help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By MK77
Yep, G3X (non-touch) so don't think it's a gauge...

Yep, G3X (non-touch) so don't think it's a gauge issue. Either a pressure fluctuation issue at high RPM (seems more stable at lower RPM) or a signal issue (grounding, noise, etc). I was up at 8k'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By MK77
WOT cruise MAP fluctuations

Was doing some high speed cruise testing at altitude with WOT and I noticed that the MAP would fluctuate. The MAP line has a pressure snubber installed and these are not small, cyclical...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,770
Posted By MK77
Going through this process now on my -7. Squeeze...

Going through this process now on my -7. Squeeze the light wing trailing edge / lower the heavy wing aileron.

I'd suggest you check section 5 of the updated build manual which has pictures of what...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,195
Posted By MK77
They don't come with the kit, but you can still...

They don't come with the kit, but you can still order the full size template. I have one in my possession (thanks to Larry aka lr172).
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,195
Posted By MK77
Hi Mark, Like Bill said, it's both. I started...

Hi Mark,

Like Bill said, it's both. I started with the stock hinges and slotted them 1/16" down. I did both sides as it seemed the whole aileron was high. Now I'm going to remove them again and slot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,195
Posted By MK77
Hi Mark, Like Bill said, it's both. I started...

Hi Mark,

Like Bill said, it's both. I started with the stock hinges and slotted them 1/16" down. I did both sides as it seemed the whole aileron was high. Now I'm going to remove them again and slot...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-13-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,195
Posted By MK77
Hi Carl, When you say "make sure the flaps are...

Hi Carl,

When you say "make sure the flaps are all the way up", how do you gauge where "all the way up" is without first aligning the ailerons using the tooling holes and matching the flaps to that?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,235
Posted By MK77
FWIW I also tried to repair a HS that had the...

FWIW I also tried to repair a HS that had the attach hole mis-drilled in the process of mating it to the fuse. I thought I would do the SB at the same time. Not exactly an easy SB to accomplish. No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,354
Posted By MK77
Try it in the sim

Been practicing the arrival on X-Plane and found it really helpful. All the landmarks are there for the most part (Ripon, railrood, Fisk Ave, etc).

It has been a bit of an eye opener because as Dan...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,993
Posted By MK77
I just had two adel clamps where the hangars...

I just had two adel clamps where the hangars attach to the engine mount break.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,658
Posted By MK77
Hey Charlie, Cool! Pro sound engineering is a...

Hey Charlie,

Cool! Pro sound engineering is a fun but tough gig. We have a lot of people who work here who were live sound or recording engineers and got out of it for various reasons.

I personally...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,658
Posted By MK77
As someone who works as an engineer for a company...

As someone who works as an engineer for a company that makes in-ear monitors and headphones for pro applications, I'll just make a couple general statements.
In my experience, if you have a good seal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,745
Posted By MK77
Wanted to post an update to this thread: Since...

Wanted to post an update to this thread:
Since putting about 15 hours on the engine over the last few months my oil temps have gone down as the engine has broken in. However, spring is here and the...
Forum: Midwest 03-23-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,512
Posted By MK77
Welcome Jon! Lot's of RV'ers in the Chicago area....

Welcome Jon! Lot's of RV'ers in the Chicago area. I'm based out of KUGN. Hope to meet up some time.
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,326
Posted By MK77
Very nice! Just curious, who did the paint scheme?

Very nice! Just curious, who did the paint scheme?
Forum: Midwest 03-19-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,626
Posted By MK77
Pequods

Now you got me thinking about pizza! Lou's is super tasty buy my favorite is Pequods. Mmmmm...Unfortunately, not super close to any of the Chicagoland airports.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,745
Posted By MK77
Mine is the SET-110 which is a 10 row cooler, 3"...

Mine is the SET-110 which is a 10 row cooler, 3" wide. That one looks like a 13 row which would be the SET-113.

Matt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,817
Posted By MK77
Simon, very cool panel setup. What size iPad pro...

Simon, very cool panel setup. What size iPad pro is that?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,817
Posted By MK77
Single Screen G3X, GTX327, GTR200. The GTR200 has...

Single Screen G3X, GTX327, GTR200. The GTR200 has a built in intercom which eliminates one item. G3X is easily expandable which is why I chose it. The backup ASI and Altimeter came with the project I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,351
Posted By MK77
Hi Scroll, thanks for the update! I was starting...

Hi Scroll, thanks for the update! I was starting to suspect something like that was the case. He should consider posting something on the website so people know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,351
Posted By MK77
Aircraft Wraps?

Now that I'm flying off my phase 1 flight time, I've thought a little bit about finishing the airplane. I have some paint quotes but also considering a vinyl wrap. I wanted to get a quote and over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,891
Posted By MK77
Yes, both #1 and #2 cylinders are fired from the...

Yes, both #1 and #2 cylinders are fired from the same coil pack so it certainly is pointing in that direction.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,891
Posted By MK77
Thanks All! That reinforces what I was thinking....

Thanks All! That reinforces what I was thinking. I'll run through the LSE troubleshooting and see what I come up with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,891
Posted By MK77
4th flight engine issue

Hi All!

Just completed the 4th flight in my RV-7 on Sunday and experienced some variation in engine power that I hadn't before. It was very subtle actually, but I could sense by the sound of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,745
Posted By MK77
Yea, good point. I'll at least fly it through the...

Yea, good point. I'll at least fly it through the winter as I log phase I hours and break-in the engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,745
Posted By MK77
Update

Just to update this thread with additional information for those who may encounter it:

So far I've conducted the first two flights of my RV-7 (with the Setrab cooler). OATs at the surface were in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,531
Posted By MK77
Thanks!! Yea, I like it. Clean and simple. At...

Thanks!! Yea, I like it. Clean and simple. At least for now my bank account says that's the final panel haha. Probably add a mount for an iPad or other portable once I start going places. An IFR gps...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,714
Posted By MK77
Waukegan is where I'm based and yea... great...

Waukegan is where I'm based and yea... great airport but I wouldn't stop there as a transient. I would say Gary (GYY) if you want a convenient stopping point before the Class B. Flying the lake...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,531
Posted By MK77
Video

Hi All,

Thanks for you comments! An exciting day to be sure.

Finally got around to finishing up the the first flight video. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/5WvlOW-sH4A
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