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Forum: Autopilots 05-12-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Bud K
TruTrak ADI Pilot II help

I just bought a RV-4 with the subject autopilot installed. It was connected to a Garmin 396 GPS, which did not come with the plane. According to the Users Manual, the DG is supposed to begin...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-24-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Bud K
Me too!

I'm watching this post closely. I just purchased an RV-4 and the left outboard aileron bearing is shot (very loose). I will call Vans on next week to ask about replacing the bearing but I too think...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,468
Posted By Bud K
Halogen H3 LED Drop-in?

Has anybody tried the LED drop in for the old halogen H3 bulb? Using the same reflector housing in the wingtip would simplify the install....
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Bud K
Compromised 402-C crossmember

The plane that I am buying already has multiple holes in the 402-C bulkhead crossmember for various controls and buttons. The largest hole is for the old time 12vdc power (cigarette lighter). I...
Forum: RV-4 04-05-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Bud K
Room on top!

Nick, looks like you have provisions to add another box above your Garmin displays. What did you have planned?
Forum: RV-4 04-04-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Bud K
F402 Bulkhead mod

I am buying a flying RV-4 and plan on making a panel upgrade. I want to add the Garmin GPS175 and the only area available is the very bottom right side of the panel. I know that there is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By Bud K
Plane Tracker missed me! I was up flying my RV-7...

Plane Tracker missed me! I was up flying my RV-7 today around the Branson MO area.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By Bud K
What type of borescope is that?

David, I've been looking for a borescope to replace my old dental camera. What type of borescope do you use? And the WiFi box?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-30-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By Bud K
Thanks DC for the link on Rotec TBI. There is...

Thanks DC for the link on Rotec TBI. There is lots of information on it. This actually helped me understand the Ellison TBI as well. If the FAB flow bugs have been worked out with the Ellison TBI,...
Forum: RV-4 01-29-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bud K
That works!

That link works. Looks like I may have to use a clamp on the cables like FlyBoy did since my cables are already routed.

Did you install footwells for the rear passenger? The -4 that I am looking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By Bud K
Thanks for the inputs, keep them coming

I appreciate the comments. The plane I am looking at has not flown in 8 months, has only flown 1.2 hrs in the past year, and has only 700 hrs since new in 2002. I have been told that the engine ran...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By Bud K
Ellison Throttle Body?

I am looking at buying an airplane with an Ellison EFS-4 Throttle Body injector. I downloaded the manual but can't find much current information on the company. Are they still in business selling...
Forum: RV-4 01-27-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bud K
The link doesn't work

Andoman, the link doesn't work. Tried several devices.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Bud K
Outboard is a concern.

My Dynon pitot is in the aileron bellcrank bay and my tie down ropes usually rub against it. If I donít park centered in the tie down area or donít pull too far forward, itís better. The center...
Forum: RV-4 01-19-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bud K
Good to know

There was one review of Flyboyís pedals on their website where the reviewer stated that they Ďdid not suit the manual flap setupí on his aircraft. Maybe his setup is unique.
Forum: RV-4 01-18-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bud K
Did more searching

Thanks Bill. I searched this forum for this topic (No Joy) but just got better results with a Google Search. My main purpose for rear controls is for formation flying with an instructor in back. I...
Forum: RV-4 01-18-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bud K
Passenger rudder pedal retrofit?

I am thinking about buying a flying RV-4. The airplane is well equipped for my mission but it doesn't have any rudder pedals for the rear seat. I don't have the RV-4 plans (yet) so I don't have...
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,875
Posted By Bud K
Just pulled my -7 right fuel tank to fix a leak....

Just pulled my -7 right fuel tank to fix a leak. The -7 has 7 ĎZí brackets that bolt to the spar. My buddy with a -4 had to pull his tanks and he didnít have any ĎZí brackets. We did use aluminum...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bud K
Low Fuel Pressure II

I have also been experiencing low fuel pressure, somewhat similar to Larry DeCamp?s post.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=174684

Hopefully, this can shed some light on his...
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,923
Posted By Bud K
Finally got it!

I finally got my PAPR and GAIRS report (all green). Took 5 attempts. Instead of a specific time (in Zulu), I just indicated the date in which the flight was performed. Apparently that did the trick....
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,923
Posted By Bud K
I submitted a PAPR request twice, both times...

I submitted a PAPR request twice, both times using my N number, both times well over an hour after I landed. In my GDL-82 set-up, I used my N number and had the software determine my ICAO number. I...
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,923
Posted By Bud K
PAPR Issues

I flew in 'rule airspace' today with my GDL 82 today and I get an email from the ADS B team that my PAPR request 'failed to generate a result'. Furthermore, they will be out of the office and unable...
Forum: ADS-B 02-23-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 47,219
Posted By Bud K
I'm going for it!

I've decided to go ahead and wire in a switch on my GDL-82 UAT for Anonymous mode. I don't think that I will ever use it given today's ADS-B regulatory implementation. If, however, the FARs ever...
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 47,219
Posted By Bud K
No point to it

That?s my understanding too. 90% of my flying will be where Mode C is not required anyway.

The FAA?s NexGen website (in the FAQs) states that anonymous mode ?enables the transceiver to broadcast a...
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 47,219
Posted By Bud K
ADSB Anonymous Mode?

I am installing a GDL 82 in my RV-7. I've read some older posts regarding this topic but haven't found any recent updates.

I am wondering if I should wire a switch for 'Anonymous Mode'. I...
Forum: ADS-B 02-12-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 34,109
Posted By Bud K
GDL 82 install into an RV-7

Bob, interesting topic. I too am installing a GDL 82 but into my RV-7. I went with the antenna shelf under my engine cowling for both the GNC 250XL and the GDL 82 GPS antennas. I have one final...
Forum: Southeast 10-26-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,921
Posted By Bud K
I'm planning on it

Andy, I plan to go to MO00 tomorrow, but fly the entire distance (2 miles) in my Legal Eagle. The fall colors are really starting to show.
Forum: Southeast 10-25-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,921
Posted By Bud K
Come on down

I live on a private 2300? strip 2 miles east of MO00 (Turkey Mtn). If the hangar doors open, I?m home.
Forum: Southeast 10-24-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,921
Posted By Bud K
I can help with motivation

I bought a flying RV 7 five years ago so I can help with the motivation. :) Looking forward to having a few more RVers around the area.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,701
Posted By Bud K
Small World

Nice meeting you and your daughter Andy. It is a small world. Next time you fly down to TRL, fly into our place. If the hangar door is open, we're home.

Bud K
Forum: Midwest 09-12-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,285
Posted By Bud K
You'll love the area

I live in the area. I fly my RV-7 out of a private 2,200' strip 2 miles east of Turkey Mtn (MO00). We retired here from Tucson 4 yrs ago and love it. Its a great flying area. If you have any...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 09-07-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By Bud K
Thanks

Thanks Bob, I'll check them out.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 09-05-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By Bud K
Temp Hangar space at KHEF?

I will be flying my -7 to the Manassas area to visit my daughter for a couple of weeks in early October. I'm looking for open hangar space at KHEF to keep my airplane while I'm there. I thought...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,559
Posted By Bud K
Which runway?

Brian, which runway are those cabins located on? I have been to Byrds several times and have always landed on the 2,500' runway. Looks like the new cabins are on the 1,100' runway.

They have great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,348
Posted By Bud K
Try this guy

You might want to contact Ken at TM Technologies. If anyone can do it, he can. And he's not too far from your place.

https://www.tinmantech.com/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,498
Posted By Bud K
Me too!

High Flyer, I have the same damage to my rudder fairing. I operate off a rough, short grass strip and I know that the damage is due to my short, soft field landing technique. I occasionally catch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,230
Posted By Bud K
Solved, simply

Well, my mystery has been solved. It was indeed the VDO oil pressure sender unit. It was a simply fix.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-06-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,594
Posted By Bud K
Lube

My cowling pins are stainless. I always install them with lube to ease installation. The end that broke off was because I have to bend it to unlock it from inside the cowl. I am just glad it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,230
Posted By Bud K
Interesting!

Interesting comment about VDO sensors. I have also been having an occasional problem with my Fuel Pressure reading high. When it reads high, it doesn't matter if the boost pump is on or not. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-04-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,594
Posted By Bud K
Broken Cowl Pin

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a129/BudK2005/Flying%20adventures/Broken%20Wire.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/BudK2005/media/Flying%20adventures/Broken%20Wire.jpg.html)

I was pulling the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,230
Posted By Bud K
Me too!

Paul, interesting post. Did you ever solve your high oil pressure problem? My TMX-360 oil pressure is also running high, sometimes. I too have a Dynon D10 EMS. During level cruise, 2500 rpm, my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,105
Posted By Bud K
Thumbs up LAZ

Thanks LAZ and all of the guys from Chapter 75 for loaning me the tools to get my tire repaired.

Good info on tire pressures. I usually run 32 psi since I fly off grass 90% of the time. I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,105
Posted By Bud K
Flat Tire at Oshkosh

I arrived at OSH on Friday this year. Saturday morning, I went to retrieve something from my plane and noticed that the right main was flat. The Emergency Repair guys were wonderful. They loaned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,274
Posted By Bud K
Me too!

I left Friday afternoon just before the show from HBP. I pulled out my plane into the aisle and wing walkers came to my plane almost immediately. By the time I was strapped in, a Flight Line guy in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,943
Posted By Bud K
7666

This was my street address in California. It didn't bother me or my wife, but when we were selling the house, the new owners petitioned the city to change the address. The city was actually...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-24-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,118
Posted By Bud K
Thanks for sharing

I got my private ticket at Cable and my instrument rating at Chino when we lived in SoCal. Did a lot of flying around the area. Landing for the first time at Catalina will be very memorable. ;)
Forum: Midwest 04-18-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,503
Posted By Bud K
Heated Floor

My nephew is building a house in Southern Indiana and plans to use an outdoor woodstove to heat the floor in his basement and garage. He already has one in his apartment in his pole barn and swears...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-17-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,989
Posted By Bud K
Count me in!

Sounds great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,906
Posted By Bud K
One of Gil's neighbors also has a karaoke stage...

One of Gil's neighbors also has a karaoke stage in his hangar. :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-26-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 39,362
Posted By Bud K
Keep up the adventure

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed Ep1. We are heading your way in a few weeks to visit our daughter. She has already made plans for a hot air balloon ride in the Outback along with a week in New...
Forum: Propellers 01-25-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 935
Posted By Bud K
Prop Balancing - South Missouri

I'm looking for someone to balance my fixed pitch prop on my RV-7 in the Southwest Missouri/Northwest Arkansas area. Any recommendations?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,973
Posted By Bud K
Enjoy

Jeff, I was in the same situation. The RV-7 I bought was my first airplane. Lots of C-172 and some glider time, but the 7 is a blast.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,979
Posted By Bud K
Happened to me too

Me to, but fortunately on the ground. Taxied out for run-up when it went flat. My problem was a pinched tube. I think that when I pulled into the run-up area and pivoted around the left wheel, it...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,665
Posted By Bud K
Great memories!

I remember that short final approach to Ryan well. Great memories.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 79,893
Posted By Bud K
Me too!

I too have had a problem with #2 exhaust valve sticking on my TMX360. Fortunately, the first time it occurred I was on the ground at initial start up. After shut down and restart, the problem was...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-20-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,529
Posted By Bud K
Flying into Denton

I decided to fly into Denton (KDTO) for the race and meet up with some friends driving in from Wichita. I'll give Business Air a try. They have lower fuel prices than US Aviation.
Forum: Texas (North) 09-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,529
Posted By Bud K
Denton!

Denton makes sense for me, flying in from the northeast. I'll check into it. Forgot about the impact the TFR would have. I plan on arriving on Saturday during the qualifications so there will be...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-12-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,529
Posted By Bud K
DFW Red Bull 2015 airport suggestions

Planning on flying down for the Red Bull Air Races at Texas Motor Speedway. I found this post from 2014 regarding a similar topic. Any other suggestions for airport with transient parking? I plan...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,340
Posted By Bud K
Like Bill L said, the 'bat wing' tips have a...

Like Bill L said, the 'bat wing' tips have a smaller area for the wing tip lights. I bought my -7 with the bat wing tips and wanted to upgrade landing lights. I have Whelen strobes and the current...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,701
Posted By Bud K
Great Outcome

Paul,

That was a great catch. I had a fuel pump vent line come loose by my landing gear fairing and do the same thing. Not as much noise but just enough to get your attention. I even felt the...
Forum: Safety 03-27-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,512
Posted By Bud K
Robins

Not at altitude, but I saw a flock of Robins flying immediately over our airstrip. There must have been thousands of them, flying North to South in 1 hour before dusk in January. If I would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,064
Posted By Bud K
Very Subjective

As mentioned previously, prices are very subjective. I bought my VFR RV-7 for $79K a couple of years ago. O-360 FP prop with Dynon D10 avionics, GPS, and autopilot. It's a clean, fast aircraft,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,890
Posted By Bud K
Mine does too!

Timely topic. I too noticed that my cowl 'puckers' in the same location. Two piece piano hinges and standard baffles. I usually don't see it since my Stratus blocks my view in that area. Mine is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,263
Posted By Bud K
Go with a C/S prop

I wish my -7 had a C/S prop. I bought my with a fixed pitch prop and I am tail heavy with two people, luggage, and low fuel. A fixed pitch prop worked fine when I was flying off of paved runways all...
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