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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-24-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
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: 298
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: 2,118
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: 2,118
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: 2,118
Posted By RV7A Flyer
How uncoordinated are your turns (or "rolls"),...

How uncoordinated are your turns (or "rolls"), anyway?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
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: 4,406
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: 2,118
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: 789
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: 4,406
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: 658
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: 2,763
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: 1,074
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: 14
Views: 1,248
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: 379
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: 883
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: 15,203
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: 374
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: 964
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: 1,617
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: 2,634
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,904
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,904
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,904
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,904
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,904
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: 3,474
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: 655
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: 2,634
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: 345
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: 845
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: 2,680
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: 346
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: 2,680
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: 1,994
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: 369
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: 2,770
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: 3,317
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: 765
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: 37
Views: 5,377
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: 7,444
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: 4,451
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: 4,050
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: 4,050
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: 4,050
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...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-13-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ahyup. Been hashed out about a zillion times...

Ahyup. Been hashed out about a zillion times here.



Good design principle, but not required. "Original implied intent" ain't got nothin' to do with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,834
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think you're right, and the sharp corners on...

I think you're right, and the sharp corners on those block letters would make it that much worse. One might be able to mitigate it somewhat by rounding all the corners, inside and outside, so as to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm no expert, but I'm thinking that would be a...

I'm no expert, but I'm thinking that would be a pretty impressive gain...?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, I sure wouldn't design a system around all...

Well, I sure wouldn't design a system around all of the ultra-low-likelihood events that the universe can throw at you.

Hey, a satellite could get hit by a meteor, and break apart and have chunks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Actually, yes, the odds *do* matter. Anyone can...

Actually, yes, the odds *do* matter. Anyone can come up with scenarios that are so unlikely to occur that it's not worth any time or effort to mitigate them. In our risk management process at work,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By RV7A Flyer
No, I've never been flipped upside down while...

No, I've never been flipped upside down while switching fuel tanks. Is that surprising?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Seriously?

Seriously?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-30-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If they give the go-ahead, I'd use a *reamer*...

If they give the go-ahead, I'd use a *reamer* rather than a drill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,890
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I must be super lucky, then, because I got...

I must be super lucky, then, because I got BasicMed when it first came out, through my PCP, and all she wanted was to review the instructions from the FAA before signing off. And she's part of one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,890
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just remember...if you ever get denied a Class...

Just remember...if you ever get denied a Class III, you can't get BasicMed.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,944
Posted By RV7A Flyer
FWIW, I almost always had to go one size smaller,...

FWIW, I almost always had to go one size smaller, or the insulation would just mangle up, and I never had any problems with nicked or cut wires (and I inspected *carefully* when first doing this). I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The horse may have left the barn, but in case you...

The horse may have left the barn, but in case you don't already have these...

https://bullerent.com/product/rv-canopy-guide/

I installed them and they do work well. Might help in the event of a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,656
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Aeroshell 100 W Plus Per SI 1409, AS 100W Plus...

Aeroshell 100 W Plus



Per SI 1409, AS 100W Plus already has LW-16702 in it. So that's what I use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,871
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Flew over to Phoenix for the auto auction, just...

Flew over to Phoenix for the auto auction, just for kicks and to visit friends and family. This was my favorite:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh632/swatson999/Packard.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Better yet, cover everything underneath the work...

Better yet, cover everything underneath the work area. I'd be more upset about the swarf getting all into the crevices and joints between ribs, stiffeners, skin, etc.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-13-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,040
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So an anecdotal counterargument: Early on, my...

So an anecdotal counterargument: Early on, my Dynon XPDR was acting up (they fixed the problem under warranty). It would occasionally drop off-line and require a power cycle. To accomplish this, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Installation Manual Sec. 4-27. But yes, it's...

Installation Manual Sec. 4-27.

But yes, it's impossible to answer the question without knowing what radio you're talking about.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-09-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By RV7A Flyer
LOL...this is EAB aviation. I'm going to go out...

LOL...this is EAB aviation. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that, yep, there will be opinions about this (or anything). :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By RV7A Flyer
KISS. A funnel. A ziploc bag to store the...

KISS. A funnel. A ziploc bag to store the funnel. Both reusable. Done. :)
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