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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-13-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By rondawes
I've seen several posts that say Stein does not...

I've seen several posts that say Stein does not do the escrow service anymore.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By rondawes
Flap pushrods

I'm not the builder.

I decided to replace my stock flap pushrods with the hex ones from Vans. I ordered them and received them with a sticker that says VA-256.

I finally got round to installing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By rondawes
Planning for OSH '23

Airventure 2023 will be my first time to be able to come in an RV. Other times, I've flown a Tiger or a Commander 114 in. So it will also be the first time that I can park in Home Built parking. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By rondawes
Plug ELT antenna hole

I'm going to be installing the SuperTracks mod on my -7a slider. To do that I will have to move my ELT antenna aft about 10-12". What is the best way to plug the 1/2" hole where the antenna was...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-30-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,283
Posted By rondawes
RE: insurance. First year with my -7A and 100K...

RE: insurance. First year with my -7A and 100K hull coverage, mine was about 2150 as I only had a few hours from transition training. This year it came down to about 1650. I have 700 hrs total,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-24-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By rondawes
When I bough my -7A, it had access holes for all...

When I bough my -7A, it had access holes for all 3 wheel pants. I bought 7/8" plugs for them from Aircraft Spruce. To make it easy to find the proper rotation spot to access the valve stem, I found...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,932
Posted By rondawes
Yep, FF has a specific app for passengers....

Yep, FF has a specific app for passengers.

https://foreflight.com/products/passenger/
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By rondawes
Do you have an AP74? it has to have the same...

Do you have an AP74? it has to have the same firmware as the D180. The servos have to have the same firmware as the D180. The latest version for the D180 is 5.6.1. You can connect your D180 to a...
Forum: Tools 05-15-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By rondawes
Tail support for my -7A

I'm going to be adding the Super Tracks and to do that I need to move my ELT antenna back about 10" and to do that I need to get in the tail cone and to do that I need a tail stand to keep the tail...
Forum: Tools 05-01-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By rondawes
What range of torques? They come is various...

What range of torques? They come is various ranges.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 05-01-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,794
Posted By rondawes
Check out Pilots N Paws. I've flown for them a...

Check out Pilots N Paws. I've flown for them a number of times. It's very rewarding. There are certainly other organizations but I'm not familiar with them. http://pilotsnpaws.org
Forum: Tools 05-01-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By rondawes
Torque Wrench

Since I'm now in the world of self-maintenance, I find my self in need of a torque wrench. What torque range is appropriate? Harbor Freight quality good enough or do I need to get something a bit...
Forum: Interiors 04-27-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,882
Posted By rondawes
FYI, Flightline is not taking orders at this...

FYI, Flightline is not taking orders at this time. Abby told me yesterday it may be June before they even start taking orders.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By rondawes
Interesting. I looked on the stahlbus-us.com...

Interesting. I looked on the stahlbus-us.com website and they don't seem to have a 1/2" NPT version there either. I sent them an email inquiring about it. The phone number goes to voice mail.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By rondawes
Thanks for the suggestions. It's leaking from...

Thanks for the suggestions. It's leaking from the threads where the valve goes into the case. I could reach up there and slightly rotate the valve. I'll know more when I actually look at it in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By rondawes
I did not have time today to work on it. I'm...

I did not have time today to work on it. I'm figuring that I'll have to drop the lower cowl.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-19-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By rondawes
Oil drain

So today, I was puttering around at the hangar with my RV-7A that I've had for less than a year. It had a condition inspection and oil change just before I bought it plus a pre-buy by a different...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 04-12-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,867
Posted By rondawes
IFR checks

Sorry this is not Glass Cockpit per se, but this forum gets more traffic than the other avionics ones and I did not find a better place.

I'm assuming that for legal IFR in an experimental that we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,789
Posted By rondawes
I've used both and a couple of times I tried to...

I've used both and a couple of times I tried to settle on ForeFlight but I keep coming back to Garmin Pilot. FF has more weather imaging options but I still like GP better for use in the cockpit. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By rondawes
PauvS, thanks for the idea about the AV-20. I...

PauvS, thanks for the idea about the AV-20. I will look at it.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-14-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By rondawes
MGL Vega pireps sought

RE: my new-to-me RV7A: My panel has a narrow section between the radio stack and the panel mounted Area 760. In that space are a 2.25" mag compass that does not work very well, a 2.25" airspeed...
Forum: Autopilots 03-12-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,998
Posted By rondawes
You can do it with an Area 760 and probably...

You can do it with an Area 760 and probably earlier units also. The Area seems to drive the autopilot as well as my 430w does. I have not yet tried shooting an approach with it but will soon.
Forum: Tools 02-02-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By rondawes
So I received my Teslong scope from Amazon. In...

So I received my Teslong scope from Amazon. In general I like it but the probe is too flexible. It's difficult to extend it more than about 12 inches without it sagging down from it's own weight. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,365
Posted By rondawes
When did this new version start shipping with...

When did this new version start shipping with kits?
Forum: Tools 01-30-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,578
Posted By rondawes
I ordered one Friday from Amazon. One of the...

I ordered one Friday from Amazon. One of the vendors had a $30 off coupon in effect. It might still be available.
Forum: Safety 01-28-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,979
Posted By rondawes
I did it a few years ago when it came through...

I did it a few years ago when it came through Dallas. They had the chamber with an oxygen level equivalent to an altitude of about 25,000 ft. No one made it past about 30-45 seconds after the mask...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,204
Posted By rondawes
I have that feel with my Dynon servos also. Just...

I have that feel with my Dynon servos also. Just curious, is it there for Garmin servos? I would imagine that it is but still curious.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By rondawes
Sorry for the omission, my -7A has the standard...

Sorry for the omission, my -7A has the standard Ray Allen sensor and indicator.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By rondawes
Trim indicator position in cruise

When I did the pre-buy on the RV-7A that I purchased, we noted that the trim position indicator was inop. The seller had it replaced as part of the deal.

When I'm in cruise and trimmed for level...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,562
Posted By rondawes
I installed this one for my iPad and have no...

I installed this one for my iPad and have no issues. It has a port for iPads and a lower power port for phones. Works well for me.

https://www.aircraftextras.com/USBcharger.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By rondawes
I'm 70, about 700 hrs., IFR. Did transition...

I'm 70, about 700 hrs., IFR. Did transition traiing for a RV7A but no other RV time. I'm paying about $1820 for $100K hull.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By rondawes
Over the years, I've had intermittent charging on...

Over the years, I've had intermittent charging on my iPhones from time to time and each time, I got a wooden toothpick and gently cleaned out the lint and dust from the lightning port and then the...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-03-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By rondawes
So depending on where he lives: West Plano,...

So depending on where he lives:

West Plano, closest airports are KADS and F69. KADS wants to be mainly corporate but tolerates flight schools and GA. Club there is RFC Dallas rfcdallas.com. F69 is...
Forum: Autopilots 10-26-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,209
Posted By rondawes
You won't need to actually do a test flight, you...

You won't need to actually do a test flight, you can just push it out far enough for the 760 to see the GPS satellites.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By rondawes
As I said, I was lucky that the hole was drilled...

As I said, I was lucky that the hole was drilled in mine, just no saftety wire, which is puzzling. But if yours is not drilled, would this be feasible:

Since in normal operation the shaft does not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-19-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By rondawes
Turned out that I was somewhat lucky. There was...

Turned out that I was somewhat lucky. There was a hole already drilled in the actuator for safety wire. There just wasn't a wire. I got it all back together and wired. Thanks for the help!
Forum: Autopilots 10-19-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By rondawes
It's a great unit. I think you'll love it.

It's a great unit. I think you'll love it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,439
Posted By rondawes
Flap actuator

This is about my RV-7A. I'm not the builder.

On a flight Saturday upon putting the flaps down for landing, the flap actuator disassembled itself. The flaps came up and I made a no flap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,177
Posted By rondawes
Nothing is perfect but as I said, when you press...

Nothing is perfect but as I said, when you press down on the handle it transfers more weight to the traction wheels. It worked fine for me in wet conditions. The unit for my Tiger worked better in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,177
Posted By rondawes
I had one for my Grumman Tiger and after that,...

I had one for my Grumman Tiger and after that, one for my Commander 114. They work differently mechanically but both use the same power units. I was pleased with both. I presume the model for RVs...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By rondawes
MiraCheck checklist?

Has anyone created a MiraCheck checklist for an RV they are willing to share? I have a -7A but any model would probably be a good starting point. Thanks
Forum: GPS 10-11-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,955
Posted By rondawes
I have one for my 760 that's in an AirGizmos...

I have one for my 760 that's in an AirGizmos panel mount. The panel mount has a slot for connecting the antenna before putting the 760 in the panel. Works great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By rondawes
The D100 does not interface to sensors directly. ...

The D100 does not interface to sensors directly. It's usually paired with a D120 for EMS functions that come over to the D100 via DSAB. I guess it can be paired with a D180 to receive EMS...
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,690
Posted By rondawes
Echo UAT and GTX 327

I've asked this of Uavionix but their ticket system say an answer will be 3-5 days and the phone line just takes a message. This is reference to the RV-7A that is new to me.

I have an EchoUAT with...
Forum: GPS 09-30-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By rondawes
Ray and Bob, thanks for your help. Yeah, I wish...

Ray and Bob, thanks for your help. Yeah, I wish the builder had put in a few extra serial lines but he did not. I'll play panel-yoga and see how much harness play I have before I start taking...
Forum: GPS 09-30-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By rondawes
Need to add serial line

I'd like to add a serial input line to my 430W. Is there a way to remove the connector from the backplate so it can drop down to where I can open it up and insert a pin?

When I remove the unit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-28-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By rondawes
Electric trim cutoff

Not sure if this is the best category but what the heck:

My new-to-me RV-7A has electric elevator and aileron trim controlled from a stick switch. There seems to be nothing to turn it off other...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By rondawes
Nice idea! Which device did you get?

Nice idea! Which device did you get?
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By rondawes
Alex De Dominicis specializes in RV training. He...

Alex De Dominicis specializes in RV training. He uses an RV-7 and an RV-10. http://rvtraining.com Consult your insurance carrier. I bought an RV-7A and they would not count training in an RV-7. I...
Forum: GPS 09-21-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,680
Posted By rondawes
I'm glad to hear that. I just finished...

I'm glad to hear that. I just finished installing an Aera 760 to replace the 696 that was in the plane when I bought it. In the process, I added a serial line from my 430W to get MapMX into the...
Forum: Interiors 09-19-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By rondawes
Neoprene sidewall, floor lining

New-to-me RV-7A - The builder put 3/4" neoprene-like black foam along the sides, floor under the carpet, and on the inside of the firewall. I pulled a small piece off and it will not sustain fire...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By rondawes
Yep, what incentive would there be to upgrade if...

Yep, what incentive would there be to upgrade if all the new features were available on the non Xi units? There's a plan afoot there....
Forum: GPS 09-03-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By rondawes
Antenna location

In my new-to-me -7A, there are a couple of antennas positioned above the glareshield. One is for a Garmin 696, one for the uAvionix echoUAT GPS, and one for the 696 XM receiver. It's kind of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By rondawes
New owner - not builder, here. I'd like to know...

New owner - not builder, here. I'd like to know more about this concept. What valve is used for the check valve? I'd imagine that it would have to open at a fairly low vacuum pressure? Also what...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By rondawes
Thanks! Will check the right side first.

Thanks! Will check the right side first.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,842
Posted By rondawes
And the saga continues....

The D100 came back from Dynon. I installed it and had exactly the same symptoms as originally, i.e. the D100 cannot see any other devices on the DSAB network. More talks with Dynon. They suggested...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By rondawes
I did try to search the Dynon forums but came up...

I did try to search the Dynon forums but came up with no results that apply. According to how I read the manual, the D-100 will update the AP76, the remote compass and the servos over the network. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By rondawes
Legacy Dynon units with mismatched firmware

I'm referring to the legacy D-100, D-120, HS34, AP74, remote mag compass, 2 servos.

It's a long story how I got here but I will be heading out tomorrow to pick up a new to me plane with version...
Forum: California 07-15-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,961
Posted By rondawes
That same N number was on a Boeing 737 that...

That same N number was on a Boeing 737 that crashed in Feb. 1981. They should permanently retire N numbers after a fatal crash.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 30,678
Posted By rondawes
https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/vintage_...

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/vintage_experimental/examiners/media/LODA_Template.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 30,678
Posted By rondawes
I got mine from the North TX FSDO today in 2...

I got mine from the North TX FSDO today in 2 hours. I used the template to submit my request.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,870
Posted By rondawes
Today I submitted my LODA request using the...

Today I submitted my LODA request using the template above. I received it back in 2 hours! Wow!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 27,168
Posted By rondawes
69 years old, 700 TT, instrument rating, 100K...

69 years old, 700 TT, instrument rating, 100K hull, RV-7A, 8 hrs make/model (transition training) $1823.
Forum: GPS 06-30-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,653
Posted By rondawes
430W to 650 conversion

So I'm probably going to pull my GNS 430W and replace it with a GTN 650. Yes, I know that an IFD 440 is a plug and play replacement but some future considerations make the 650 a better long term...
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