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      Draker replied to the thread CFII RV style.
      Thread drift, but if I might ask: How would one find instructors willing to do this? The flight schools I have talked to insist on using...
    • Draker
      I feel the same way which is why I chose not to put a lock on my canopy. I even bought the locks from Spruce, but before drilling the...
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      Draker replied to the thread Leaning While Climbing.
      I didn't believe this, but fortunately I saved the Garmin logs from every flight I've ever done in N12VD, and lo and behold: the EGT...
    • Draker
      Draker replied to the thread Post your Interior Photos.
      Mine is sorta dark. Paint is Rustoleum “Anodized Bronze” rattle can paint. Seats and carpet are from Flightline Interiors.
    • Draker
      Draker replied to the thread Leaning While Climbing.
      Interesting read. It seems almost too simple. Is a particular EGT number really always the "right" one, day after day, at all density...
    • Draker
      Draker replied to the thread Garmin Lean Assist Questions.
      I've kind of given up on Lean Assist. When I change altitude or cruise power, I just: Enrich slightly and watch EGT If it goes down I...
    • Draker
      Draker replied to the thread Composite Oxygen Bottle Fiasco.
      I recently encountered a similar gotcha with high pressure paintball air tanks. Looks like the same rules apply: For fiber wrapped...
    • Draker
      Draker replied to the thread Play in nose gear assembly.
      Mine is a -7A, but with the elastomer nosegear, and I also had "free play" in the gear. See my build's thread starting with this post...
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      Bad news, but anyone in California could see the writing on the wall. I don't want my airplane to be spewing lead either, but this could...
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      Draker replied to the thread Docs on wire protocols?.
      This is an old thread, but for a while, I also had these big grandiose plans to build my own avionics displays along with the airplane...
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      I thought the way these things work, you have to press the brake pedals firmly while engaging/disengaging the parking brake valve. How...
    • Draker
      Draker replied to the thread Custom RV-7A paint job.
      Another great design. So much variety in these paint jobs!
    • Draker
      I copied Bruce's method right down to the microswitch, however one thing to note: Due to how close it is to the fuselage skin, it's kind...
    • Draker
      The weather ended up great so I flew my dad down to KMOD's monthly pancake breakfast fly-in. This was his first flight in an RV and...
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      Aaaaaand I was wrong. I finally got the "LRU update file missing or corrupt" message the next time I booted the system.
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