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Forum: GPS 01-09-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Jpm757
The Garmin 430/530 units have served well since...

The Garmin 430/530 units have served well since 1998, but are rapidly becoming obsolete.
Garmin support for these units is waning as parts become unavailable. Flat rate repair is now in the...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By Jpm757
Build times vary wildly from months to many, many...

Build times vary wildly from months to many, many years. There are so many variables to take into account. Just a few include: builder experience, available time, shop setup, assistance,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jpm757
I have been using an Eliminator Waste Oil Heater...

I have been using an Eliminator Waste Oil Heater in my 40'X40' shop now for about 15 years and it has worked quite well. There is a bit of a learning curve and they require periodic cleaning,...
Forum: Safety 01-07-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By Jpm757
Anybody using the Stealth Angel 2 man Survival...

Anybody using the Stealth Angel 2 man Survival Bag? Curious what it weighs?
Forum: RV-14 12-25-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By Jpm757
Exhaust Backfiring?

Exhaust Backfiring?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By Jpm757
I have had AFS build 2 quick panels, RV7 & Javron...

I have had AFS build 2 quick panels, RV7 & Javron Super Cub. First class product and support!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,244
Posted By Jpm757
Put it on straight and it will keep going that...

Put it on straight and it will keep going that way!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,510
Posted By Jpm757
I am using the Dynon/AFS converters for my Van's ...

I am using the Dynon/AFS converters for my Van's capacitance senders, and find them to be quite accurate. The AFS software allows you to calibrate the gauges in multiple increments in both ground...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-06-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,851
Posted By Jpm757
For as little as you use Alt. Air, I would move...

For as little as you use Alt. Air, I would move it to the R/H side of the quadrant.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 12-01-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jpm757
Had a tip up on my -6, and now a slider on my...

Had a tip up on my -6, and now a slider on my --7. Tipper has awesome visibility, limited ground ventilation, somewhat flimsy in open position and they leak. Slider has reduced visibility, great...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Jpm757
Is this an LPV Approach?

Is this an LPV Approach?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Jpm757
WTB: O-320 Conical.

Non VAF friend looking for Conical mount O-320 for Pitts S1C.
Thanks
Forum: RV-10 11-19-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By Jpm757
Banjo fittings are an available option to replace...

Banjo fittings are an available option to replace elbow fittings. If you need a custom valve and don't mind the wait (2-3 mos.) ordering from the Andair website can save a few bucks due to the...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By Jpm757
I would order sooner than later, lead times on...

I would order sooner than later, lead times on kits, avionics and engines has increased and likley to get worse. Shortages of materials and labor seem to be the culprit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,913
Posted By Jpm757
Been using them for 4 years, no problems. Great...

Been using them for 4 years, no problems. Great bang for the buck.
Forum: Interiors 10-25-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,103
Posted By Jpm757
[2353-lrg.jpg](https://postimg.cc/gxPFpvTy) [2356-...

[2353-lrg.jpg](https://postimg.cc/gxPFpvTy)
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Forum: RV-8/8A 10-16-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By Jpm757
Arrow The cable operated door is simple, and with a...

The cable operated door is simple, and with a little redesign you can get it to open AND close smoothly from the cockpit control.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,366
Posted By Jpm757
Your engine made it this far because you flew it,...

Your engine made it this far because you flew it, frequently. Lycoming has raised certain engine TBO's to 2400 hours for high usage operators.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,286
Posted By Jpm757
Why put an extra switch on the stick grip for...

Why put an extra switch on the stick grip for something you are only going to use once every flight. I don't understand why builders incorporate so many functions on the stick. It would seem that PTT...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,354
Posted By Jpm757
Past experiences have shown that any ashes...

Past experiences have shown that any ashes released within the propeller slipstream can damage the finish on the empennage.
Forum: Rocket 09-24-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By Jpm757
I am using the rocket style "loops" on my -7 and...

I am using the rocket style "loops" on my -7 and have had no issues. They exit the bottom wing fairing via a bulkhead fitting and JD Air fuel vents. No siphoning whatsoever.
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Jpm757
I am using a 60 Amp current limiter.

I am using a 60 Amp current limiter.
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 09-18-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By Jpm757
Installed mine during the build, definitely a...

Installed mine during the build, definitely a must have for a slider. You can delete the slider track extension from the kit, and order a longer -8 track from Van's. You can also notch the turtleback...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,715
Posted By Jpm757
Walt makes a good point, additionally it is...

Walt makes a good point, additionally it is critical that the sample be taken at the proper time during the drain. We had a mechanic who forgot to take the sample during the drain, realized his...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,595
Posted By Jpm757
I would consider it a core and pay accordingly.

I would consider it a core and pay accordingly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,454
Posted By Jpm757
My -7 is wrapped with 3M 1080, (4 yrs.). Also...

My -7 is wrapped with 3M 1080, (4 yrs.). Also ran a 3" wide strip down the slider to cover the canopy frame. Saw this post and was curious, so I peeled back a small section, plexi looked like the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Jpm757
Before you do anything, check the crankshaft IAW...

Before you do anything, check the crankshaft IAW Lycoming S.B. 505b (corrosion/pitting). This has taken quite a few crankshafts out of circulation.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-07-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,556
Posted By Jpm757
Belt sander works great for fine trimming.

Belt sander works great for fine trimming.
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,478
Posted By Jpm757
Mine just crapped out at 400 hrs. Blast tube...

Mine just crapped out at 400 hrs. Blast tube installed from day 1.
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,413
Posted By Jpm757
In addition to a Halon extinguisher and good...

In addition to a Halon extinguisher and good canopy breaker tool, I installed an automotive type "G" switch to the electric fuel pump circuit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By Jpm757
Anything is possible at the paint shop.

Anything is possible at the paint shop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,668
Posted By Jpm757
Mine decreased by $200. Perhaps a trend?

Mine decreased by $200. Perhaps a trend?
Forum: Rocket 08-10-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,989
Posted By Jpm757
Installed 380x150 tires on my -7 about 400 hours...

Installed 380x150 tires on my -7 about 400 hours ago and am very pleased with them. I am using Van's stock PR wheel pants, which need to be mounted slightly higher and opened up at the bottom. The...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-20-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,148
Posted By Jpm757
From a safety standpoint, I think having a...

From a safety standpoint, I think having a transponder with at least ADS-B out is a must, regardless of the mission. Should you ever require ATC assistance you can immediately be identified. Your...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-13-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,605
Posted By Jpm757
A very important part of Blake's presentation is...

A very important part of Blake's presentation is making sure the tailwheel shaft is vertical when in the 3 point attitude. A bent or sagging tailwheel spring can displace the vertical axis and cause...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,715
Posted By Jpm757
Just got my renewal today, went DOWN $250. Go...

Just got my renewal today, went DOWN $250.
Go figure !!??
Forum: RV-14 07-04-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By Jpm757
We played around with calibration on my friends...

We played around with calibration on my friends -8, and settled on15.5 gals. as the first reading below full.
Totally agree that a properly calibrated fuel computer is the best solution.
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-03-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By Jpm757
When established on a published segment of the...

When established on a published segment of the instrument approach.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By Jpm757
Be careful what you post on the forums. If you...

Be careful what you post on the forums. If you decide to fly the aircraft and have an incident, the FAA may very well consider you to have operated the aircraft with a known deficiency.
Big Brother...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,719
Posted By Jpm757
If you have any concerns about the engine, then...

If you have any concerns about the engine, then you should plan on at the very least an engine teardown inspection ($8,000 or so). Additionally, was this a new engine or well documented overhaul? If...
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,722
Posted By Jpm757
Mine was cocooned in foam.

Mine was cocooned in foam.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-02-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By Jpm757
This RV-10 had 550 hrs. and 8 condition...

This RV-10 had 550 hrs. and 8 condition inspections.
https://i.postimg.cc/Yqx74MSX/20210105-111220-1.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,609
Posted By Jpm757
Low tire pressure combined with heavy braking can...

Low tire pressure combined with heavy braking can cause the tire/ tube assy to rotate and tear or shear the tube stem. Keep the hangar floor and ramp clean, especially those little pieces of safety...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-31-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By Jpm757
Try a flush rivet set with a rubber ring, it will...

Try a flush rivet set with a rubber ring, it will keep sliding and blemishes to a minimum.
Forum: Reviews 05-30-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,914
Posted By Jpm757
I can imagine what Garmin would have charged for...

I can imagine what Garmin would have charged for that repair? Dynon/AFS has provided excellent customer service.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-29-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,817
Posted By Jpm757
Great idea, especially for a new build. However,...

Great idea, especially for a new build. However, a retrofit to MY airplane would involve relocating 2 comm antennas, a txp and an ADS-B antenna.
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Jpm757
Unless you are installing an inverted oil system,...

Unless you are installing an inverted oil system, then a flop tube is a waste of time in my opinion.. You will likley lose oil pressure before fuel starvation.
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,346
Posted By Jpm757
4 years/400 hrs. later no issues. I run wig wag...

4 years/400 hrs. later no issues. I run wig wag and strobes continuously. Aveo also sent me new updated power modules at no charge, although I have had no need to swap them out.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jpm757
Ditch the big N numbers and apply some vinyl...

Ditch the big N numbers and apply some vinyl accent striping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,185
Posted By Jpm757
A good place to start would be at least the...

A good place to start would be at least the combined cost of the build not including your labor. What is your labor worth? Probably depends on how much fun you had building the -7. Advertised prices...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,710
Posted By Jpm757
I installed a GNC355 and used a PDA360 XR remote...

I installed a GNC355 and used a PDA360 XR remote audio panel/intercom, all plugged into my dual AFS5600T's
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-20-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,615
Posted By Jpm757
Jereme I have an AFS setup with mostly Dynon...

Jereme
I have an AFS setup with mostly Dynon components. The AFS 5600 manual contains an excellent matrix for fine tuning their autopilots. Maybe this will be of help, it is available for
download...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,974
Posted By Jpm757
Could be Permatex Aviation Form-A-Gasket, this...

Could be Permatex Aviation Form-A-Gasket, this stuff never dries completley.
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Jpm757
I believe the type 2 mount was designed primarily...

I believe the type 2 mount was designed primarily for the Twin Commanche installation. The focal angle of the mount is 18 vs 30 for the type 1.
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By Jpm757
Dynafocal.

Dynafocal.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-15-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By Jpm757
David, Plenty of info in the archives,. I have...

David,
Plenty of info in the archives,. I have retrofitted the Garmin and Dynon units using Gretz & Dynon mounting kits. Simple and straight forward per the instructions, but will involve cutting the...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,152
Posted By Jpm757
I took a look at my automated engine test log...

I took a look at my automated engine test log that came with my factory YIO-360 M1B, and here are some highlights.
Looks like they ran it a total of 1:01 hrs. Started at low rpm and kept bumping it...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By Jpm757
A few years ago someone flew I believe a 9A...

A few years ago someone flew I believe a 9A around the world, last leg Hawaii-California. Should be in the archives. Personally, I would disassemble and ship. But if you are looking for some...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,919
Posted By Jpm757
This is all correct. I have been running my nav...

This is all correct.
I have been running my nav lights and Wig-Wags constantly for 400 hours and no problems. These lights are incredibly bright, day or night.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,301
Posted By Jpm757
If you do require a new skin, does Van give any...

If you do require a new skin, does Van give any preference for an AOG situation such as yours?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By Jpm757
Andair Purchase

Andair has a great website to custom order a fuel valve. Visually design it with a variety of ports and custom engraving. I just ordered an FS20 valve and with the GBP exchange rate saved $70 over...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,217
Posted By Jpm757
Just had 4 Slicks done at Poplar Grove Airmotive,...

Just had 4 Slicks done at Poplar Grove Airmotive, fast service at a reasonable price
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-26-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jpm757
The 430/530's are terrific units, but I would...

The 430/530's are terrific units, but I would think twice about spending any money on repairs this late in the game, especially non-WAAS units. If you can swing it, the new line of Garmin navigators...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,014
Posted By Jpm757
Mud Daubers a plenty here in the northeast, ...

Mud Daubers a plenty here in the northeast, Pitot tubes, fuel vents & more.
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