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Forum: RV-9/9A 04-19-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By mdevans9
Looking Good, Eric

My plan was mapped out just as you are doing. Had doubters, but it all worked. My engine, prop, and gear were on. Tail feathers and wings had been on, with incidence set, etc., and then removed....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-01-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By mdevans9
Thanks Larry. Very helpful! Thanks to everyone...

Thanks Larry. Very helpful!

Thanks to everyone for their input. Much obliged.

Merrill
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-27-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By mdevans9
Emergency Alternator Belt

This thread title once had some information on link-belts like Accu-link, but multiple searches does not pull it up. Can anyone point the way to sizing a link belt to replace (temporarily) a Dayco...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,351
Posted By mdevans9
+ 1

Congratulations Doug!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,565
Posted By mdevans9
RE: CFR 91.417 Records

There are definitely two camps regarding the applicability or not of CFR 91.417.

Likely will not change any minds, but here is an article that tries to sort through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,168
Posted By mdevans9
+1

Fortunately, my flat was in my hangar, but that was the end of that TPMS experiment.

Merrill
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,456
Posted By mdevans9
BillL, "I then modified (with files) the pin and...

BillL, "I then modified (with files) the pin and slot to ensure it landed home with some flat side exposed/engaged."

Hi Bill,

Any pictures, drawings? to further explain your modifications,...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,259
Posted By mdevans9
A few things

" ... whatever aileron to stay lined up on the centerline" If you mean that you kept the longitudinal axis aligned with the centerline, you were in a side slip. What you really want is a forward...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,844
Posted By mdevans9
Thanks, Dan!

"Do not use black oxide coated steel fittings for fuel systems; too easy to get internal rust flakes. They are oil and hydraulic only."

Another gem from Dan Horton.

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 741
Posted By mdevans9
Aerobatics and T-Routes

First, I am not an attorney and I am not giving any legal advice with this post.

A while back, Daveflier asked if T-Routes were Federal Airways in regard to 14CFR 91.303, requiring 4nm distance from...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-27-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By mdevans9
If you want to get a tach signal from the...

If you want to get a tach signal from the Surefly, you'll have to get a Tach2, tach generator board, from Surefly.aero. $162, as of today. I installed one and it works great.

Merrill
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-04-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,153
Posted By mdevans9
Thanks for the trip log, Ben! Well written and...

Thanks for the trip log, Ben! Well written and nice pics. Brings back great memories of a swing west my oldest son and I did a year ago.

Merrill
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,468
Posted By mdevans9
Very cool! Thanks! Great race, Skylor!!

Very cool! Thanks! Great race, Skylor!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,225
Posted By mdevans9
See Addendum

to my post - #8

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,225
Posted By mdevans9
Yes, a T-route is also considered a Federal...

Yes, a T-route is also considered a Federal Airway. Don't have the reference handy right now, but I researched this a couple of years ago.

Merrill

Addendum: I researched this a few years ago, when...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-21-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By mdevans9
Hi Robert, The paint moves the balance aft, so a...

Hi Robert,

The paint moves the balance aft, so a rebalance should be done. And, each elevator should be balanced individually (per Van's), not as a connected unit. The left usually needs more weight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,412
Posted By mdevans9
Perhaps Nigel's testing will help

See Post #12 of this thread.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=133998

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,522
Posted By mdevans9
Thumbs up Looks great, Mitch!

Good job!

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By mdevans9
72" Hartzell

My experience has been the same, Jereme. Regardless of altitude, 2500 rpm is my normal setting; occasionally, 2600 rpm. YIO-360-M1B.

Merrill
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-24-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By mdevans9
A Couple of Things

Butch,

Yes, the Tach2 board from Surefly works with the EIS4000. I have it installed to get Tach from the SureFly. I replaced the impulse Slick mag on the left side. GRT instructed me to change the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,100
Posted By mdevans9
Wonderful!

Congratulations to all!!!!

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By mdevans9
Thank you, Randy

Randy, you have been an inspiration to me, because of all you have shared on this site and on your own. From your electrical system drawings to your flying adventures, Rocket to RV-12.

And, I agree...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,693
Posted By mdevans9
Forward Mounting Option

Hi Mitch,

Could not find any old pics of my O2 installation and since I'm doing the Condition Inspection, everything is a little apart. So, I mocked up the installation. I did put doublers under the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,693
Posted By mdevans9
I have the AL-248 and have it mounted forward of...

I have the AL-248 and have it mounted forward of the seats on the high pressure fuel pump cover with MH supplied clamps. The controller is velcroed just forward of the fuel selector. Everything is in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,048
Posted By mdevans9
I used escrow.com to sell a prop. Worked very...

I used escrow.com to sell a prop. Worked very well.

Merrill
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,869
Posted By mdevans9
My tape is on the flap, Paul. Merrill

My tape is on the flap, Paul.

Merrill
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,869
Posted By mdevans9
Flap Tape?

What kind of flap protection tape do you have? When I switched from the stock Van's tape (that yellows over time) to the very clear tape (that does not yellow), the flaps would stick to the wing...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-20-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,375
Posted By mdevans9
Yes!

Now that would be cool!

Merrill
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,998
Posted By mdevans9
Well, Glenn, it's been a while, but I had the...

Well, Glenn, it's been a while, but I had the long-term storage. Not certain what you mean by full-foam. My engine was in a plastic bag with desiccant inside the bag and an visible indicator card...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,805
Posted By mdevans9
+ 1

Best regards,

Merrill
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-16-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By mdevans9
Replace it

Hi Mike. I mis-bent mine the first time and called Van's. The response to the question was "It's kind off an important part..." So, I replaced it and was very careful on the bend the second time. I...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-01-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,202
Posted By mdevans9
Amazon has it, as does Tractor Supply (even in...

Amazon has it, as does Tractor Supply (even in stock locally)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,464
Posted By mdevans9
O2 = #1 recommendation

I've done the west coast and return twice in my RV-7. First time was in early July, south, through WV, TN, TX, NM, AZ to San Diego, returning via AZ, NM, TX, MO, IN. Second trip was in early August,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,285
Posted By mdevans9
Thanks, Bob (and DR for highlighting this). I...

Thanks, Bob (and DR for highlighting this).

I have missed your writings!

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,488
Posted By mdevans9
Did not work for me - another wrap, or?

Was really excited to try this. RV-7, 380 tires (since day one) and had shimmy that was mostly corrected with wooden stiffeners and 40 psi, but I would like it totally gone. I used 3K 5.8 oz CF 6"...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-29-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 38,502
Posted By mdevans9
Sam, I recently did as you propose - replaced...

Sam,

I recently did as you propose - replaced the left impulse-coupled Slick with a Surefly and retained the right non-impulse coupled Slick. Gapped the Surefly plugs to .030 and also set it up for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,656
Posted By mdevans9
In my experience, there is no way the GRT 4000...

In my experience, there is no way the GRT 4000 will read the tach signal from the Surefly. I changed the 27k resistor to an 18k. Did not work. Then tried the connection with no resistor. Did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By mdevans9
See post 25

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=31770&page=3

Merrill
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,545
Posted By mdevans9
Aural Disconnect

Bernie,

How did you add "an aural AP disconnect alert"? My Trutrak has disconnected three times on long trips. It does so very smoothly. Very hard to detect - it helps to have an alert son in the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,347
Posted By mdevans9
So sorry for your loss Tom. Merrill

So sorry for your loss Tom.

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,035
Posted By mdevans9
Where to buy OLC-1 Connectors

Buy direct from EI - see Post 4. Or, ACS has them, too.

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By mdevans9
Reservoir Dog

+1

Works great. Never a drop, but I don't do rolling circles in my RV-7. Just the usual Sportsman stuff.

Merrill
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,615
Posted By mdevans9
Nicely done, David

Enjoyed your video! Nice build! Happy flying!

Merrill
Forum: Safety 11-09-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,169
Posted By mdevans9
From the report, "Night visual meteorological...

From the report, "Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed"

Illogical? Spatial disorientation - night, few lights, right hand turn in a high wing airplane. Sorry, not to me.

Merrill
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-02-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,869
Posted By mdevans9
Same ... Merrill

Same ...

Merrill
Forum: Painting your RV 10-31-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,830
Posted By mdevans9
Second this recommendation!

Very happy with Lancaster Aero ... give Kendall a call!

Merrill
Forum: Safety 10-24-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,907
Posted By mdevans9
Tip-up

Images 2 & 5 from the Komonews link clearly show a Tip-up.

The aviation-net link shows info on N615RJ, also a Tip-up.

After flipping, I think the Slider provides more clearance to get out. Draw a...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,330
Posted By mdevans9
Two Thumbs Up!

Great news, Ben!! Enjoy the rest of the journey!!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,560
Posted By mdevans9
Kanardia Horis Display

I purchased a 2.25" Kanardia Horis from AeroSport, LLC while at Oshkosh a few weeks ago. It has many features that make it a great back up attitude instrument, and I am happy with it. Be aware that...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-08-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 97,268
Posted By mdevans9
Great Job!

Way to go!

Best,

Merrill
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-21-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By mdevans9
Super Size

Agree! I installed my Super Size Koger with screws. RV-7 Slider

Merrill
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-04-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,156
Posted By mdevans9
Wise & Experienced

lol!

Great post Vlad!

John, and other new builders, frame this post. Only, be advised that the avionics "buy now" advice is tongue-in-check - I bought good stuff, but way too early. Paint scheme?...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,391
Posted By mdevans9
I too have missed your reports, Darren. Thanks...

I too have missed your reports, Darren. Thanks for this one! Headed west in September - just might have to get to Leadville!

Best regards,

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,960
Posted By mdevans9
Simmon Hitchen wrote

on March 16th, " ... sanded down the entire spinner, then emery cloth, then super fine sandpaper, then buffing pads and finally polishing compounds. Turned out beautifully.
__________________
Simon...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,243
Posted By mdevans9
+1

Nice catches, Ron!!

Merrill
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-24-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By mdevans9
Step Drill

I drilled a pilot hole first - been a long time ago, but probably started with #40 and progressively and slowly got to 1/4". Then used a step drill to get the hole done. With plexiglass, my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,846
Posted By mdevans9
VS Spar Lightening Holes

Greg Arehart, "One of the key differences is the VS spar. If it has been lightened by the original builder for an A model, you will have to replace it to go to TW."

Are you talking about the VS rear...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 33,315
Posted By mdevans9
Well done, Jon! Merrill

Well done, Jon!

Merrill
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,409
Posted By mdevans9
Thanks Joe Wilber

It's been a couple of years since your post, but proof that VAF is invaluable. Just ordered these connectors from Digikey, as I need to add a connector to the pilot's stick so that I can replace the...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-06-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,829
Posted By mdevans9
Thumbs up Lancaster Aero @ Smoketown

Another thumbs up for Lancaster Aero. They painted my 7 and I get compliments all the time. As stated, lots of RV experience. Give Kendall a call.

Merrill
Forum: West (and Southwest) 12-02-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,079
Posted By mdevans9
Wow!

Thanks for the video John! Sam sure called it right!

Merrill
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-15-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 40,400
Posted By mdevans9
Jon really helped me with detailed pictures and...

Jon really helped me with detailed pictures and dialog on how to accomplish the horizontal stab reinforcement SB on my RV-7. I'm one of thousands that he helped.

Been putting it off since Saturday...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,135
Posted By mdevans9
Fantastic!

Thanks!!

Merrill
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,667
Posted By mdevans9
Two Thumbs Up!

Yes Jerry, very well done. Inspirational, actually. Looking forward to seeing you do very well at Farmville!

Best regards,

Merrill
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