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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I would say there is a microscopic crack in the...

I would say there is a microscopic crack in the weld for the exhaust flange under the cover. Just my own two cents, as that happened on my RV 7a.

Jon
Forum: Safety 12-24-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,030
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Losing power is sucks, glad it all ended well. I...

Losing power is sucks, glad it all ended well. I would check your diodes. I lost power a couple times, replaced alt did not help. Took some time but finally found a diode that was bad as well as a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,784
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I've replaced the probe on mine twice, previous...

I've replaced the probe on mine twice, previous owner twice. Send the unit to GRT and was told it was not the unit. Pretty much gave up on it. only thing left is to replace wire running through...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Thanks, didn't have my plans USB card at the...

Thanks, didn't have my plans USB card at the office. After sending a email to Vans they were also able to determine the correct part.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-12-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
upper Canopy latch part number

Short story, looking for new upper latch/part number (called Vans parts and they didn't know what it was and said to call back this afternoon to talk to tech support.) Wind dropped the canopy a bit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
2 days from Florida? Welcome! I dread the day I...

2 days from Florida? Welcome! I dread the day I have to sell my RV.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,925
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Vlad that canyon is great. Got to fly Flaming...

Vlad that canyon is great. Got to fly Flaming Gorge along the lake this year, stunning!
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,368
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Could you rent a Hoyer lift from a medical supply...

Could you rent a Hoyer lift from a medical supply store? They may even let you borrow it if you are really nice.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-27-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,644
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Im not in Texas, but Id be willing to fly to you...

Im not in Texas, but Id be willing to fly to you if you can give me a ride in a B52!
Forum: Northwest 08-25-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Im not in Seattle but if your in Prosser (s40) I...

Im not in Seattle but if your in Prosser (s40) I can take you for a ride in an RV7a.
Jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,848
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
We used an Inogen for two people at 16.5 and it...

We used an Inogen for two people at 16.5 and it worked great. Was a heck of a trip over the Mountains of Montana with a 65kt head wind.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,819
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
RV 7a Wash to NM and return, Covid supply drop.

https://youtu.be/tte0VnLFrBM

We flew down May 15 from Eastern Washington to Crownpoint NM/Page AZ to drop of reusable masks for seniors and Hand sanitizer to Lechee AZ, and Crownpoint AZ where my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I have had similar issues, as well as the...

I have had similar issues, as well as the original builder of my RV7. #1 never works. I thought, and still do it is a poor connection/Wire crimp. Just need to go to mech and borrow a D-Sub pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,038
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
https://youtu.be/1ZdW8x_UcT4 We went on a Covid...

https://youtu.be/1ZdW8x_UcT4

We went on a Covid getaway trip to Idaho! Next week is AZ, NM, UT to bring Supplies to Crownpoint NM, a small Navajo Chapter that has been hit hard financially due to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,008
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Did you consider mounting on the bottom?

Did you consider mounting on the bottom?
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-03-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I just replaced mine an it was very...

I just replaced mine an it was very temperamental. sometimes it works and shuts off, sometime it doesn't, if it doesn't it just needs to be reversed quickly and then it works fine. Honestly I would...
Forum: Autopilots 03-31-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
The only pin that had to be moved (so far) was...

The only pin that had to be moved (so far) was the power pin which was pin 6 for the digitrak, and moved to Pin 19 for the Aerocruze (which was previously empty on Digitrak).
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Not sure you need the adapter. If you can remove...

Not sure you need the adapter. If you can remove pins it is very easy to move pin 6 (power for digitrack) to pin 19 (power to vision) all other pins are supposed to remain the same.

Jon
Forum: Autopilots 03-29-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Digitrak to Vision PMA

Ok my old digitrak needed to be replaced (Screen unreadable, and Pitot/Static shot) Was told by mid Continent that it would be easier/cheaper to replace the old with new Vision PMA and would only...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-01-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
leading edge lens replacement

Somehow both my lenses ended up with small cracks this winter. Looking at them it appears there are only 6 screws to replace the lens but it does not look like the plastic lenses will fit through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Pitot Static line leaks

Ok Im in the process of getting the Plane recertified for IFR flight. What a pain it has been. Found that the altimeter was bad and needed replacing, tried buying a used one but that was not...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-23-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,383
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Pictures didn't come through. nice story though!

Pictures didn't come through.
nice story though!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,780
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Was having similar issues with my RV 7/IO360 with...

Was having similar issues with my RV 7/IO360 with Slick mag and light speed. Continually got worse, Continual Swearing by myself, however even though the EIS and EFIS were reading wrong I was...
Forum: COMM 02-17-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
What was the weather like that day. We lost all...

What was the weather like that day. We lost all our coms after flying around/through a storm cell. Once the weather got better and everything dried out the comms have worked great. Several people...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
BINGO, well almost. I looked at the mag and the...

BINGO, well almost. I looked at the mag and the sensor wires were laying on the spark plug wires from the mag. Lifted them all off and tied up out of the way. 45min flight and the Tach was rock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I can't check you out but can I still get a ride...

I can't check you out but can I still get a ride in the Extra? LOL would be worth the flight down from Washington.

Jon
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,322
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
if you have it set to while using it will only...

if you have it set to while using it will only pull location services when the app is open, so if you turn off the screen or switch to a diff app it will stop. If set to always it will cont to run in...
Forum: ADS-B 02-10-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,322
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
If you have a separate ADSB (Stratux) you can use...

If you have a separate ADSB (Stratux) you can use it to see if it shows, but you should not see yourself in the airplanes ADSB out
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,508
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
That would have been very nice but unfortunately...

That would have been very nice but unfortunately no.
Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,508
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I did speak with builder and he stated the RPM...

I did speak with builder and he stated the RPM sensor was located in the flywheel, so I suspect it is the Lightspeed Crank Sensor. Is it possible that the RPM sensor could go out and not affect the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,508
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Also realized I don't have a PMAG, but have a...

Also realized I don't have a PMAG, but have a Slick Mag and Light speed Plasma II+ CDI with Direct Crank Sensor.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-09-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,942
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Erratic RPM sensor - Saga continues could it be the Lightspeed

Ok am so perplexed by this. I believe my RPM sensor is built into the Plasma II+ CDI with Direct Crank Sensor. Would that be correct. I haven't not been able to trace a RPM sensor anywhere else. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-04-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Here is since I purchased in 2018 in Florida at...

Here is since I purchased in 2018 in Florida at X59. Shorter trips around the NW have been removed.
http://https://imgur.com/9hdd4Ju (https://imgur.com/9hdd4Ju)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I just pulled mine as it would not pass the...

I just pulled mine as it would not pass the Friction test for IFR Certification. Was thinking about it disassembling (Tinkeritis). to see if it is possible to just clean it out/reassemble and then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,508
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
May have spoke too soon. Still having issues....

May have spoke too soon. Still having issues. Plane goes down for Conditional this month, and will try to trouble shoot. ugh. Have replaced all spark plugs, cleaned wires, Will check all the mag...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-29-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
After further diving into this issues I hope that...

After further diving into this issues I hope that we have found the problem. We checked the avionics switch and found some issues, low resistance/loose connections. anyhow replace ($5) and we are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-01-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,375
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Mine Recently broke as well. Was a simple fix...

Mine Recently broke as well. Was a simple fix however I suspect it was due to the fact that I had not been lubricating the exhaust joints, which I was not aware of. I am now. This was an easy fix. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
EIS/EFIS voltage loss with GRT

On my RV7a I have experienced from time to time blackout of the EFIS while transmitting on one of my radios( the good one, the bad one does not cause the blackout/restart). My EIS shows 13.5v, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,025
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I believe the one we used was an Inogen G3...

I believe the one we used was an Inogen G3 Portable with Pulse Oxygen. It was designed as a Single user system, and we simply attached a Y connector and attached two oxysaver cannula's from Aerox. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,025
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I have not added it to my RV7, but I have used a...

I have not added it to my RV7, but I have used a bottle with an Aero Nasal cannula that helped to extend the bottle. Also used an Inogen with a splitter up to 16K ft at 5lpm. Im not sure you could...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,261
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Thursday my hanger partner and I took N122EF (RV...

Thursday my hanger partner and I took N122EF (RV 7a) from Prosser Wa (S40) Ogden Utah (KOGD) via Gooding Idaho (KGNG) to go to the I-FLY Utah. Then Ogden to Alvord Desert, landed for a pee break and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-04-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Where do you get this from, and how do you update...

Where do you get this from, and how do you update it?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-03-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,952
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Pmag Spark Plug

I've been chasing some pmag issues over the last few weeks. 1st noticed as my RPM was jumping around and then just stopped working. We cleaned all the contacts and then it appeared to be working...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,430
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
N122EF Weekend Skydiving trip

Our weekend was a bit of breeze! My wife had a few lectures/presentations to give in Southern California/San Fran and I had opted to stay home and told her to fly commercial. Well of course...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 10-20-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,867
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Should have had it filled in PGA for $15.

Should have had it filled in PGA for $15.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,462
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Im so spoiled!

OK I am a 40 hour PPL in a 172, with another 450 hours following that in my RV7A, and recently started flying Cessna 182 with a friend who is working on his pilots license. My wife has been telling...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,508
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
quick update. After checking all electrical lines...

quick update. After checking all electrical lines into EIS and out to EFIS, I then checked the PMAG plug wires which had a greasy like corrosion at the connection to the PMAG. I cleaned up the wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,119
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Thursday: Took the RV 7 for a short, warm up...

Thursday: Took the RV 7 for a short, warm up the oil ride, and then performed oil change.

Friday: Flew from Eastern Washington to Elko NV, Page AZ, and Santa Fe NM with my wife. Flying over Bryce...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-07-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,508
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
EFIS/EIS RPM erratic in displays

Over the last 10-20 hrs I have noticed that my RPM indicator has become more erratic and now is unreliable. Im not sure where to start but everything else working great. I now have 690 hours TT, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,125
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Made a Liquor run to Oregon then took my bride...

Made a Liquor run to Oregon then took my bride from Eastern Washington to Orcas Island for Oysters and a short walk. Then Back home for some skydiving!
Forum: ADS-B 08-28-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 26,008
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
We installed the UAvionix echo with the GRT WS. ...

We installed the UAvionix echo with the GRT WS. Install was fairly simple and it works when the transponder is working (separate story) but have had a heck of Time getting it to show on the GRT...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
As long as the weather is good, take O2 and fly...

As long as the weather is good, take O2 and fly direct! Or South to SGU, Through one of of the corridors over Grand Canyon, and then Direct.
Or South to Richfield, over Bryce to Page, and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,956
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
How did the tape last when opening and closing...

How did the tape last when opening and closing canopy? Now I need to find some Blue tape.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,948
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Great trip write up, Having just flown from West...

Great trip write up, Having just flown from West to East and back I crossed much of the area, only we did it at 8500-17,500. Man we missed a bunch!
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Was thinking I will need to bring Saran Wrap and...

Was thinking I will need to bring Saran Wrap and leave a squeegee outside the plane when I travel!

Jon
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-28-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 735
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Washington State to Martha's Vineyard and back.

Last week we left for my wife 1st long trip in the RV. She wanted to go to Martha's Vineyard and I wanted to fly, so we loaded up the plane to max weight and off we went. 8.5 hours later after a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
RV 7 Comms failure

Just returned from a trip from Washington State to Martha's Vineyard with my wife for our 25th anniversary and the flight was nearly uneventful with the exception of loss of comms while descending...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 148,497
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
The Y is for Brigham Young University in Provo...

The Y is for Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. The C I am not sure of but probably is for a local high school. There is also a B in Bountiful, and V in Centerville Utah.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,525
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Drilled a hole in the tip up lock and placed a...

Drilled a hole in the tip up lock and placed a luggage lock on it. May have to put a Trunk Monkey sticker on it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AidAXgq9dWc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,292
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
When I was getting my ASEL and looking for a RV7A...

When I was getting my ASEL and looking for a RV7A I was getting quotes for $3500, however if I had my PPL ASEL before purchasing plane it was only $1100 year. Was worth the wait. Did the ASEL in a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-09-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,001
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I would check the rectifier diodes if you have...

I would check the rectifier diodes if you have any. Mine went out and an after replacing alternator (pull prop, replace belts...). Thought it was good and then everything when black. After checking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
Probably goes along with the above, on my 7 I...

Probably goes along with the above, on my 7 I recently lost my left brake, turns out to have been a o-ring in the brake caliper (Maybe, it was def shot and we replaced it. Should have replaced both...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-27-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
I will look into the arm adjustment on Weds. ...

I will look into the arm adjustment on Weds. Still trying to figure out why it happened though. Was it due to strong crosswind landing, Hard landing (I don't recall any recent hard landings). Why...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Jonathan Alvord
No brakes and Flaps extending to far.

I think I know the answer but it baffled myself and the mechanic.

I had been losing braking ability on the left Main Brake. Thought maybe I needed to bleed the brakes and took it to the shop. When...
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