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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By agent4573
Not quite winds aloft, but an impressive METAR.

Not quite winds aloft, but an impressive METAR.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By agent4573
We used Lightstream last year for our...

We used Lightstream last year for our construction loan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By agent4573
I don't think mine is the usher. The usher looks...

I don't think mine is the usher. The usher looks metal, mine is grey plastic with a skinnier popup lever in the middle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By agent4573
Stock replacement fuel cap part number

Anyone know the part number that comes with the quick build rv7 kit? I think it's the T-00007A, but there's a bold disclaimer that they don't fit standard flanges, and it only lists them as being...
Forum: Tools 09-18-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By agent4573
I've got a pair laying around as well if anyone...

I've got a pair laying around as well if anyone needs some.
Forum: Propellers 09-18-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By agent4573
Thats probably even easier. Thanks!

Thats probably even easier. Thanks!
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By agent4573
Emailed them weeks ago. Called every day last...

Emailed them weeks ago. Called every day last week, the shop guys are always too busy to talk.

I'll get some black dye for the epoxy and try to fill it in. Thanks everyone.
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By agent4573
Fixing nick in carbon fiber prop

Hoping for some guidance on how to fix a nick in a composite whirlwind 300 prop. It's on the trailing edge of one of the blades and was found during the most recent 50 hour inspection. It's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By agent4573
Alex has a 6 and a 10, not sure either will count...

Alex has a 6 and a 10, not sure either will count towards 14 hours, but double-check with your insurance
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By agent4573
The GSU73 pinout diagram has an asterisk next to...

The GSU73 pinout diagram has an asterisk next to all 4 of the discrete inputs, mentioning that they're active low. Are these pins able to be configured for active high? Since they're default active...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-09-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 34,455
Posted By agent4573
Resurrecting this one. My motor runs continuously...

Resurrecting this one. My motor runs continuously in the up position. What setting has to change to use the 0 position or flap velocity to turn off power to the flaps?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By agent4573
They should be the same. Spruce is selling the...

They should be the same. Spruce is selling the updated, Garmin recommended part but hasn't updated the part number on the website.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,968
Posted By agent4573
We used lightstream for our construction loan...

We used lightstream for our construction loan last year. Not sure if we used an unsecured personal loan or put the kit up as collateral, but they gave us a lot of money that funded the purchase of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-30-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By agent4573
https://www.showplanes.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=p...

https://www.showplanes.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=TC-12
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By agent4573
That's doesn't seem too far off if you don't have...

That's doesn't seem too far off if you don't have any fairings installed. The wheel pants and fairings should be good for around 10 knots, and 145 indicated at 3000 ft is equivalent to 170 true at 9k.
Forum: Reviews 08-28-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By agent4573
Ross has been great for all of my random...

Ross has been great for all of my random questions about the system. Highly recommend.
Forum: COMM 08-27-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By agent4573
Our antennas are belly mounted as well. We get...

Our antennas are belly mounted as well. We get cross talk if both radios are tuned within about 2 Mhz. So if radio one is transmitted on 121.0, as long as radio 2 is tuned above 123.0 its good to go....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,640
Posted By agent4573
I've got 2 antennas on a shelf on my 7, one for...

I've got 2 antennas on a shelf on my 7, one for the G3x the other for the GNX375. Has worked fine for the first 100 hours. They're about an inch apart from each other, and about 3 inches forward of...
Forum: California 08-22-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By agent4573
This is the crux of the post. If you know any...

This is the crux of the post. If you know any please let me know who they are. I've asked everyone I know and came up empty.
Forum: California 08-22-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By agent4573
Need CFI to checkout my CFI - RV7

The wife and I have a CFI we've been working with for the last few years and now that the plane is done, we would like to continue training and do our BFRs in the RV7. Since our CFI doesn't have any...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-19-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By agent4573
It's included in the basic weight, never leaves.

It's included in the basic weight, never leaves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,972
Posted By agent4573
My answers: Pd = 3.78 psi. Ptotal can't be...

My answers: Pd = 3.78 psi. Ptotal can't be defined because you didn't give an altitude or temp. Assuming sea level on a standard day, that would make P static = 14.7 psi and P total equal to 18.5...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-19-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By agent4573
I don't see this happening often, since the SDS...

I don't see this happening often, since the SDS limits the chances of you pooling a large amount of fuel in the intake unlike the carbs and mechanical injection. The wife is getting ready to do some...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-19-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By agent4573
SDS checklist question - engine fire during start (hypothetical)

Standard procedure for engine fire during start is to keep cranking and suck the fire back into the engine where it belongs. This makes sense for carbs and mechanical injection, but is it the best...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-18-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By agent4573
Be careful adding sealant since it adds weight...

Be careful adding sealant since it adds weight and pulls the cg rearward. That being said, I added sealant on the stiffeners where they overlap, and we glued the vertical seam together before...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,410
Posted By agent4573
I'm missing something major here with safety...

I'm missing something major here with safety updates. It's not listed on the vans website under any model in the "safety and service documentation" section, and there was no email from Vans about the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-10-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By agent4573
I read the title and immediately thought you were...

I read the title and immediately thought you were trying to run 6 tiny engines on the plane. Might be time to stop drinking for the evening....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By agent4573
Thanks, that's the info I was missing. I was...

Thanks, that's the info I was missing. I was looking all over the cockpit lighting menu and didn't see the options I needed. I'll go adjust the backlight settings.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By agent4573
Cool. I've set the brightness vs voltage curve,...

Cool. I've set the brightness vs voltage curve, but I didn't find all the options for where the light sensor overrides or how to set the minimum light sensor brightness. I'll go play around more in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-10-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By agent4573
G3X and Dynon minimum brightness setting

Friend told me about a strange "failure mode" common to both manufacturers, was looking to get some advice. The main setup is a PFD/MFD with a TCW avionics backup battery. The screens are setup to...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,100
Posted By agent4573
I'll chime in on this one as well. Doug has a...

I'll chime in on this one as well. Doug has a good concept for holding the tail. It would be absolutely the best if you could support the entire trailing edge, but that requires flying around with 2...
Forum: Safety 08-03-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,406
Posted By agent4573
We've got the flyboy accessory tail wheel arm...

We've got the flyboy accessory tail wheel arm with the extra tie down hole. Fully secured the tail wheel and used the "ultimate gust lock". Appears to have gotten away with no damage.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-03-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,723
Posted By agent4573
If you go to the webstore and type in "rudder" it...

If you go to the webstore and type in "rudder" it lists the kit for all the planes. It's still a call to order kit, but there is a single rudder kit part number that you should be able to order. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 120,825
Posted By agent4573
Empty Weight: 1189 Empty CG: 79.62 Full paint,...

Empty Weight: 1189
Empty CG: 79.62

Full paint, fire extinguisher, full Classic Aero interior, IO-375, 2 qt oil accumulator, Whirlwind 300 prop, full Garmin glass, 6 quarts oil in the engine, 1.5 in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-01-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,539,754
Posted By agent4573
My 7 was put on a 20' deck-over for a 50 mile...

My 7 was put on a 20' deck-over for a 50 mile trip to the airport. If youre willing to take the prop off or don't mind it overhanging a bit, it'll fit on an 18'. Anything with wheel-wells will be too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,178
Posted By agent4573
So as far as the vertical power goes, when you...

So as far as the vertical power goes, when you lose the MFD you only lose control over the CBs that aren't programmed to a physical switch. I believe cycling the switch for a programmed CB cycles the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By agent4573
It might depend on if you have the 7 or 7A...

It might depend on if you have the 7 or 7A weldment. For the 7 it's 160 in-lbs, then tighten until the cotter pin hole lines up. It feels scarily under tight, but that's what the drawing calls for....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,744
Posted By agent4573
There's 4 things I would check under that...

There's 4 things I would check under that fairing:
1. fuel vent fitting
2. fuel pickup fitting
3. Fuel level sender if you have the root mounted float type sender
4. The tank closeout plate is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 872,929
Posted By agent4573
Kit delivered March 2020. First flight March 2022.

Kit delivered March 2020. First flight March 2022.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,106
Posted By agent4573
Dimensions are on the drawing but not in the...

Dimensions are on the drawing but not in the instructions. The instructions normally go step by step for most things once, after that they just expect you to look at the drawings and know how to do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By agent4573
In a perfect world, On a standard day, 75% power...

In a perfect world, On a standard day, 75% power (135 hp) at 3000 ft occurs at ~ 2250 rpm. Ignore the red dots, they were already on the image I stole from the kitplanes article. If you want to read...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By agent4573
From what you've posted, this sounds like a...

From what you've posted, this sounds like a terminology issue. The RA servo won't "runaway" in the sense that it has a failsafe design so that sensor power can't drive the servo to move in the case...
Forum: Flight Testing 07-26-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By agent4573
I think there's a lot of reasons one airport can...

I think there's a lot of reasons one airport can be different than another. My first flight airport was a 6300x100 ft runway. That seems safer than taking off on a 6300 ft runway and attempting to...
Forum: Flight Testing 07-25-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,978
Posted By agent4573
My DAR told me the first takeoff and landing HAD...

My DAR told me the first takeoff and landing HAD to be at the same airport. I'll have to reread the Ops limits when the plane comes home from Osh to verify the wording. Basically he said that I can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,463
Posted By agent4573
Google maps hasnt been updated since the...

Google maps hasnt been updated since the pavillion went up, but if you follow the main taxiway between HBC and warbird parking all the way to the fence there's a large structure there now with...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-20-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By agent4573
I aimed for 1/4" gap.

I aimed for 1/4" gap.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-19-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,247
Posted By agent4573
There is a way to tie the backup pump power to...

There is a way to tie the backup pump power to the programmable "low fuel pressure" warning in your EFIS. That way you only need the single fuel pressure sender and it comes on automatically when you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-19-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By agent4573
I put 3 locations in my setup. We did the minimum...

I put 3 locations in my setup. We did the minimum distance from the firewall that the plans recommend, I think 3 inches off the FW, then did half the spacing of the blocks. Full forward the pedals...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-19-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,247
Posted By agent4573
No one can force you to do anything, but I would...

No one can force you to do anything, but I would rethink not having a fuel pressure sensor. I don't think I've flown a low wing that didn't have fuel pressure feedback, and it seems even more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By agent4573
Picked up the plane last Monday from the painter....

Picked up the plane last Monday from the painter. Moved the rudder pedals forward a hole, checked all the control surface hardware after getting it back from paint. Rerouted a prop cable and heater...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,818
Posted By agent4573
We just weighed in at 1189 lbs (with composite...

We just weighed in at 1189 lbs (with composite prop and earthx already). My only option left is to go on a diet and lose 30 lbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,750
Posted By agent4573
If you want to give it to a specific person: "If...

If you want to give it to a specific person:
"If the number change involves a Special Number reserved to one party and the aircraft is registered to a different party, then the request for the...
Forum: COMM 07-14-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By agent4573
https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/switchc...

https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/switchcraft-inc/S230/1289981

Not exactly and adapter, but you can cut/rewire the end of your mic cable into a right angle plug.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By agent4573
Ice (frozen water) is considered a liquid by the...

Ice (frozen water) is considered a liquid by the TSA. My boss had his bag left on the ramp for a while during a transfer and the fancy chocolate he bought as gifts for his family melted and started...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By agent4573
2nd this! Even Youtube is lacking in training on...

2nd this! Even Youtube is lacking in training on the 375.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By agent4573
While the test cards linked above are a great way...

While the test cards linked above are a great way to establish V speeds and other portions of the POH, I think they're only half the story. The POH should also have system architecture and emergency...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By agent4573
Thats more than disappointing. I spoke with...

Thats more than disappointing. I spoke with Garmin multiple times at Oshkosh and everytime they told me the 375 operates the same as the 650, the only difference was the screen size. I'm 55k into a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-13-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,513
Posted By agent4573
With the manual valve I totally agree. With the...

With the manual valve I totally agree. With the ECP valve it just isn't the case. I wouldn't suggest the ECP valve to anyone. It's heavy and builds unsafe levels of pressure. Just put a manual valve...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2022, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By agent4573
GNX375 Approaches - altitude data field?

Learning the new system, and it seems like this isn't an option. On the G1000 and 650/750 navigators, when you load/activate an approach, on the flight plan page, you get the altitude for your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,513
Posted By agent4573
I'll just chime in my experience with the 2qt...

I'll just chime in my experience with the 2qt accusump operation as well. Empty precharge level is set to 10psi, like their instructions say. With the EPC valve, the accumulator would charge to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-06-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,498
Posted By agent4573
Better to reserve early if you know you're going....

Better to reserve early if you know you're going. Bring a bicycle to get you up to the gate.

https://www.eaa.org/airventure/plan-your-eaa-airventure-trip/eaa-camping-and-lodging

Also, Camp...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 06-04-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,930
Posted By agent4573
My main goal is to find out how 94UL affects...

My main goal is to find out how 94UL affects detonation margin on an engine with 9:1 CR. Lycoming has only approved 8.5 or 8.7 CR engines for use on the new unleaded. I don't want to push the limits...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 06-03-2022, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,930
Posted By agent4573
Most of you guys are focussing on microphone type...

Most of you guys are focussing on microphone type knock sensors, and I agree those come with challenges. Not knowing which frequency to listen for can be overcome by using a large range sensor and...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 06-02-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,930
Posted By agent4573
I'd like to do some testing with various fuels in...

I'd like to do some testing with various fuels in the 7, but there was another post mentioning it's almost impossible to find a knock sensor that works in lycomings. Anyone have any info on why knock...
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