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Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-22-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,990
Posted By jdiehl
Maryland

Congratulations Vlad. We miss you back East.

Jim Diehl 7A
Lock Haven, Pa
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-19-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By jdiehl
7A tire pressure

I maintain 45 pounds on all three wheels. Seems to work well and never a flat.

Jim Diehl 7A
Lock Haven, Pa
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-04-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,231
Posted By jdiehl
Jan

Ten years ago as I neared completion of my 7A, I traveled the 1000 miles to Florida for 5 days of transition training with Jan. Iíd meet him at his front door every morning @7:00 AM and ride with him...
Forum: COMM 08-23-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By jdiehl
Resolved

Few weeks ago I upgraded to Bose A20ís with Garmin SL-40. Squealed/clicked when transmitting. Reduced the side tone and now all works well. Lesson learned was to tinker with the audio options before...
Forum: COMM 08-11-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By jdiehl
Update

Thanks guys for your suggestions. Both were helpful. The installed left/right jacks have three terminals with one going to ground. In the end, and after some local discussion, I installed a jumper...
Forum: COMM 08-07-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By jdiehl
Bose A20 upgrade from DC13.4 passive- no audio

Iíve been flying my RV7A for 10 years with a DC13.4 passive headset running through the built-in intercom on the garmin SL40. Alas, upgraded to Bose A20 and took a flight earlier today. The FBO...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,445
Posted By jdiehl
Headset noise

Similarly, I use the built in intercom on my SL-40 with DC passive headsets. All works well, however I recently tried out a set of Lightspeed Zulu in hopes of reducing noise level. Was disappointed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,558
Posted By jdiehl
BBP needs your help

I received a request to post the following in reference to the BBP.

Bush Pilots International <membership@bushpilotsinternational.com>


Experimental Aircraft Update, Critical Request

As indicated...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,698
Posted By jdiehl
Rudder stops

Unless you plan on building a new rudder, as said above, install rudder stops NOW! I have about 3/4Ēgap between rudder and elevator edge when against the stop (s).
Hope that helps

Jim Diehl 7A
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,607
Posted By jdiehl
Trim tab play

Common issue with the trim tab cable. Over the course of the distance from the trim tab control to the aft tab, that little bit of internal Ďslopí adds up. Iíve dealt with it for 8 years and donít...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,190
Posted By jdiehl
Space

The final year prior to relocating to airport was in a 22 x 22 foot garage with airplane (wings attached) at a diagonal. Barely fit but allowed for fitting the sweep/incidence at the rear spar attach...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-14-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,514
Posted By jdiehl
Canopy fit

I share your concerns. It?s been 8 years since I dealt with this on my 7A tipper, and yes, it?s a time to slow down. My advice is to eliminate any stress points on the plexiglass around the front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,251
Posted By jdiehl
First solo

Took advantage of a ?Learn to fly for $100? in 1969 at Skyport Airport in Mechanicsburg, Pa. It was an Aeronca 7AC that rented for $8.00 and $2.00 for the instructor. Soloed at age 16 @10 hours....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,628
Posted By jdiehl
Happy 7A owner

Reading the lengthy previous thread trashing the current nose gear struck a nerve. I take offense to the ?expert? opinion that the nose gear is so poorly designed, especially from a non RV owner....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-06-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,252
Posted By jdiehl
We miss you in Pa

First time I met Vlad was at Sentimental Journey where we went in search of historic mail route towers. Then at places like Northumberland (cheap fuel) and Wyoming Valley (good diner across the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,644
Posted By jdiehl
Dave, I hesitate to admit, but I did exactly as...

Dave, I hesitate to admit, but I did exactly as you did a few years back. Absolutely no adverse affect on airspeed pitot/static.

Jim @lock Haven, Pa
7A
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,655
Posted By jdiehl
7A Tire pressure

Always 45 psi on nose and main tires. Shimmy has not been a problem.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,636
Posted By jdiehl
Proseal rivet lines

Likewise, I set a small bead of proseal on the fuselage bulkhead/skin interfaces and along the rivet lines underlying the seat pan. No technical/structural reasons other than I presumed it may limit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By jdiehl
Nemacolin

👍👍 won?t be disappointed. However, take plenty of $$$!

Jim Diehl
Lock Haven, Pa
7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,562
Posted By jdiehl
As stated above-memory muscle stick full aft...

As stated above-memory muscle stick full aft followed by relaxing nose-up as nose attitude is established.

Jim Diehl 7A
Lock Haven, Pa
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,099
Posted By jdiehl
Where?s my Rebate?

Received email notification 3/14/19 from ADSBREBATE@FAA.GOV that my Rebate has been approved and to expect payment in 4-6 weeks.
Now, well beyond 6 weeks. Should I be patient?

Jim Diehl 7A
Lock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 817
Posted By jdiehl
Gdl82 gps antenna

I have a 7A tip up and mounted the gdl82 gps antenna directly on the glareshield in front of me. Passed the Performance Test without any issues. This made the coax run very simple (per Garmin, the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,678
Posted By jdiehl
PAPR

Sorry I can?t help you, but I recently installed a GDL-82 and yesterday flew for exactly 1 hour in Class C ?rule space ?, performing the requested maneuvers. Headed home, checked my PAPR and got a...
Forum: ADS-B 01-22-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 47,072
Posted By jdiehl
A few final ADSB questions

Alas, I ordered the GDL82 through a local avionics shop. I?ll do the install while they?ll cut the coax cables to size and install the end connectors and help with the data download.
I?m currently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,240
Posted By jdiehl
Recommended transponder antenna with GDL82 installation

I currently have a Rami AV-22 ?stick antenna? connected to my 327 transponder. I don?t see the AV-22 on the Garmin recommended list in the GDL82 Manual (Section 4.4.1). Prior to installing the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 47,072
Posted By jdiehl
Minimum length of RG400

Would sure like to verify that the RG400 cable must be minimum 6.5?. I?m planning minimum distances between the GDL82 unit and the 1) existing transponder antenna currently between the main gear and...
Forum: ADS-B 01-08-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,824
Posted By jdiehl
327 software update

I?m getting close to ordering a GDL82 to complement my GTX 327 which is currently about 6 years old. I?m assuming (?) that it?ll require a software upgrade. I haven?t yet tracked down what software...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,182
Posted By jdiehl
Aileron setting

Mary,
My 7A has flown wings level since construction. Yes, I tinkered with the ailerons and flaps, spending a lot of time assuring that the rod ends had adequate thread contact. This was quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,023
Posted By jdiehl
Noise

A few years ago I had a random whining noise that was quite noticeable in flight. Bottom line, the short tachometer cable needed lube. Problem solved.
Forum: ADS-B 10-23-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,919
Posted By jdiehl
Gdl82 with Garmin 327

To add to the above post, I have a simple panel with a stand-alone 327 transponder tied to an altitude encoder. With the Faa rebate once again available, I?m pondering installing the gdl82 myself. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,332
Posted By jdiehl
7A tire pressure

45 psi on all three wheels. Check every 2 months at which mains usually show about 38 psi. Surprisingly, nose wheel loses very little air.
Shimmy has not been an issue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,883
Posted By jdiehl
Not sure the rationale, but we also lightly...

Not sure the rationale, but we also lightly prosealed all of the rivet lines in the fuselage from the luggage bulkhead aft. Just seemed that it would ?tightenup? the fuselage.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,496
Posted By jdiehl
Dutch Harbor

Awesome Congratulations, Vlad.

Jim @Lock Haven
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 244,241
Posted By jdiehl
Vlad, you?re so fortunate to be on the other side...

Vlad, you?re so fortunate to be on the other side of the country enjoying the great weather. Spent the morning at KLHV- low ceiling, very humid, simply yucky! Good luck with your travels.
Jim 7A
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,380
Posted By jdiehl
Tire pressure 7A

45 psi on the nose and mains seems to work well with never a flat- nearly always on pavement. Just one short period of minor shake on the mains at perhaps 15-20 mph on rollout.

Jim Diehl 7A
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By jdiehl
Run in

Yep, about 1.5 hours of run in per the data sheet. Data sheet shows rpm setting/time with CHT?s and other parameters along with acceptable ranges.
Jim Diehl 7A 0-360 A1A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By jdiehl
Nose Tube

Vlad,
Your nose flat has encouraged me to head out to Tractor Supply and pick up a spare nose tube ( I do have spare main tubes).
Any difference in quality from the aviation sources?
Tire stem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,378
Posted By jdiehl
Unpainted

My 7A has been unpainted for 5 years. Yes, it?s hangared. Polish on demand about every +/- 6 months. Holds a good shine without much attention. I find the occasional polishing by hand to be Both...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By jdiehl
Rudder cables on RV7A

On a similar note, a few years ago during my FSDO Inspection, the two FSDO inspectors were concerned that the rudder cables could slip up and over the rudder stops (built per plans) and become...
Forum: ADS-B 07-21-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,546
Posted By jdiehl
Pingbuddy now Scout

My question: will/does the Scout have better signal capture than the Pingbuddy? As I posted on another thread, in contrast to a side-by-side comparison with the Stratus, the ping buddy was slow to...
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,241
Posted By jdiehl
Scout (Pingbuddy replacement)

It appears that the Pingbuddy has been rebranded as the 'Scout' via Foreflight. Not long ago while I was on a flight, I compared side by side, a Pingbuddy with a Stratus. Although the Pingbuddy...
Forum: ADS-B 05-30-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,099
Posted By jdiehl
Garmin 327 and ADSB OUT

I have a nearly new installed 327 in my 7A that I'd sure prefer not to have to replace as part of the ADSB mandate. I have no certified gps on board. Are there any options to add an "ADSB BLACK...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By jdiehl
EclipseFlite

Planning flight of 6 from north central Pa. on Sunday, hotel reservations in Danville, Va., and head approx. 200 miles south Monday morning in search of best forecast.

Jim Diehl 7A
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-05-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,655
Posted By jdiehl
Tip Up

Couldn't be happier with my tip-up! Unobstructed view is top on the list. Five years of flying and not a single mechanical issue. That's my two cents.

Jim Diehl 7A Tip Up
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By jdiehl
Champion REM 38E

Another data point. At 260 hrs, resistance was everywhere from 1000 to 12000. More than half of the plugs were greater than 5000. Replaced with Tempest, all showing 1300 at installation.
No...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,014
Posted By jdiehl
Just to confirm...

For the 5 years since completion of my 7A, I've routinely squirted a few drops of mouse milk between the flanges (as clearly shown in the Steve melton image). Just wondering if the mouse milk is...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-22-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,830
Posted By jdiehl
During the build I always assumed that my 7A...

During the build I always assumed that my 7A would ultimately be painted. Well, 5 years has passed since completion and it hasn't seen any paint. I'm rather proud of my polished, mirror-like,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,633
Posted By jdiehl
Likewise, congratulations. Enjoyed the afternoon...

Likewise, congratulations. Enjoyed the afternoon hike with you last yr while you were attending the Lycoming school.

Jim Diehl 7A
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,350
Posted By jdiehl
Lycoming

As a follow up to Vic, I live 3 miles from the Lycoming plant. Bought new 0-360/prop through Vans with a 'will-call' engine pickup at Lycoming. Backed pickup up to loading dock, signed a few...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-09-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,251
Posted By jdiehl
Exhaust clearance

Looks about right. In your early flight hours, you'll likely have to tinker with it 'till it settles in. Early on, keep an eye on potential exhaust rub(contact) points, check the tightness of all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By jdiehl
Free play in trim tab

A few years back I had similar concerns and contacted vans. They said 1/8" is acceptable. A lot of slack develops over the length of the cable due to the bends. Separately, as previously posted,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 109,848
Posted By jdiehl
Matco

Just to shed some light on this discussion, I have the vans matco nose wheel on my 7A and have not had any issues during the past 4 years that it's been flying. This 'original' equipment should...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-31-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,712
Posted By jdiehl
No words to describe my admiration for your...

No words to describe my admiration for your travels.

Jim Diehl 7A
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-23-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,549
Posted By jdiehl
Ammeter fluctuations

Mark,
You said, when the mike key is engaged the amperage will show a momentary drop. Any thoughts or suggestions?
This is a common issue. Mine does the same. Not very scientific but I understand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,395
Posted By jdiehl
Nose gear

All original vans up front with no mods. Approx. 250 lbs on nose wheel with no constant speed prop. With proper technique, I have no concern about landing on grass. Transition training with Jan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,386
Posted By jdiehl
Free tubes

Just ordered 500.5.6 air hawks (ab3d4) and on checkout desser added gl-5067 tubes for free along with free shipping. Happy customer!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,386
Posted By jdiehl
Tires and tubes

Help! Don't see any mention of the FREE tube offer on desserdotcom. Went through the order page and nothing indicates this offer.

Jim Diehl 7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,261
Posted By jdiehl
Play in trim cable

Play in the trim cable has been discussed in the past and is normal. My 7A has similar play (roughly 1/4") and has not posed any flutter issues. I did pack the cable with a heavy grease to dampen...
Forum: Steam Gauges 11-12-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,611
Posted By jdiehl
Tach failure

During phase 1 I had a few of the vans gauges intermittently go off line. In the end, I took a closer look at the terminal crimps, grounding points, and tightness of the connections on the back side...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,568
Posted By jdiehl
5gph

When I have no destination other than simply going flying, I set the throttle @2000 rpm, lean the mixture back a bit,which gives 120k IAS at the usual 3000'. This consistently shows 5 gph. As...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,268
Posted By jdiehl
What I take to hangar

I took just about everything including compressor. Nothing worse than not having the wrench, etc., that's back at the house. Current is weak at hangar and compressor will only 'power up' when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,355
Posted By jdiehl
Jamestown fly in

My son and I plan on attending. We'll be direct from KLHV (lock haven, pa).

Jim Diehl
Rv7A
LOck Haven, Pa
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-16-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 46,556
Posted By jdiehl
Congratulations-you did it!

Vlad,
You have 35 miles to go and you'll be home. We shared every mile of your journey. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jim Diehl 7a
Lock Haven, Pa
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-11-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 46,556
Posted By jdiehl
Tracking vlad

Tracking Vlad has almost become an addiction!

Jim Diehl 7A
Lock Haven, pa
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