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Forum: Polishing your RV 04-15-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By birddog486
Really depends on what your using as far as...

Really depends on what your using as far as polish and equipment. Check out You tube vids on polishing airplanes or Airstream trailers.

If you have a bunch of oxidation a wool pad on a rotary will...
Forum: Polishing your RV 03-06-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,330
Posted By birddog486
The longer time between polishing the more...

The longer time between polishing the more black/oxides will be present and need to be removed. depending on how aggressive the initial polish job was your probably looking at 6 or more applications...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,681
Posted By birddog486
Model: RV7 Polished Engine/HP: Lycoming IO360 ...

Model: RV7 Polished
Engine/HP: Lycoming IO360 180HP
Prop: C/S Hartzell
Empty Wt. 1070
Forum: Midwest 10-18-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,160
Posted By birddog486
By the letter of the law only an ILS or PAR...

By the letter of the law only an ILS or PAR approach is considered a Precision approach.

There are Examiners out there using the LPV as a precision approach if it has 200' mins. and allowing an LPV...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By birddog486
I took a short video of whats happening. There's...

I took a short video of whats happening. There's some turbulence and a few degrees of heading change but I'm about 25 miles from the VOR.

It should take 10 seconds or more flying 90 degrees to the...
Forum: Midwest 10-15-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,160
Posted By birddog486
sent ya a PM

sent ya a PM
Forum: GPS 10-14-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By birddog486
G5 Navigating with only RS232 data

When tied to a WAAS Navigator, Is there a way to get the correct lateral scaling displayed on the G5 using RS232 data without a GAD29?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By birddog486
The antennas mounted under 4 or 5 nutplates and...

The antennas mounted under 4 or 5 nutplates and the wingtip is screwed on so, I assume it's grounded well enough because the planes polished but, I'll look into that.

Sounds like finding an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By birddog486
Dont think scallopings the issue, it has the same...

Dont think scallopings the issue, it has the same behavior at all altitudes and acts the same if I'm at 1 mile or 60 on all the VOR's I've tested.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By birddog486
Wagging VOR needle

I've been trying to track down the interference thats causing my Dynon HDX VOR needle to slowly/randomly wag up to 3 degrees back and forth without any luck.

I'm using the Archer NAV wingtip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 25,590
Posted By birddog486
Just got the yearly quote and was pleasantly...

Just got the yearly quote and was pleasantly surprised. The price to insure my RV7 was down again this year. I'm still not happy about the price but it could be worse.

Had to switch policy holders...
Forum: Propellers 09-16-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,966
Posted By birddog486
The static RPM before adjustment was 2710 ( the...

The static RPM before adjustment was 2710 ( the governor was doing it's job) It took 5 full turns on the low pitch stop to reduce the RPM to 2600 static. Hartzell and lycoming have different specs...
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,966
Posted By birddog486
I'm not exactly sure what your saying here but If...

I'm not exactly sure what your saying here but If you have a constant speed Hartzell and you haven't adjusted the low pitch stop on the prop, the governor is controlling your RPM on takeoff.

If...
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,966
Posted By birddog486
This is only true if the low pitch stop has been...

This is only true if the low pitch stop has been adjusted to the correct position. Many CS props haven't been set correctly and in the event of a governor failure the engine over revs when the prop...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By birddog486
still sounds like an indication problem, where...

still sounds like an indication problem, where did you hook up the mechanical oil pressure gauge?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,687
Posted By birddog486
I think I understand but as as usual from the FAA...

I think I understand but as as usual from the FAA it's clear as mud. My LODA doesn't reference any aircraft, only has my name at the end as the CFI
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,687
Posted By birddog486
DPE interpretation of LODA

I've heard over the past 20 years of several people getting checkrides in Experimentals for PPL's and Instrument ratings but I'm confused by the wording used on the recent LODA paperwork.

I've been...
Forum: COMM 08-07-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By birddog486
I had almost the same issue. If you get audio by...

I had almost the same issue. If you get audio by pulling the plug out one notch you need to rewire the headset jack if it's only mono or replace with a stereo jack.

I dont remember exactly but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 28,631
Posted By birddog486
Well, I'm kinda short on this part but, I sent...

Well, I'm kinda short on this part but,

I sent the request Friday morning and received the LODA today from the MKE FISDO.

This LODA doesn't reference my plane at all. Only has my name and says I'm...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-22-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,031
Posted By birddog486
It's not the actual starting thats the problem....

It's not the actual starting thats the problem. It starts right up but the vapor in the system causes a rough idle below 1200rpm for a prolonged period of time
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-22-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,031
Posted By birddog486
The pics deceiving, the exhaust pipe is about 6"...

The pics deceiving, the exhaust pipe is about 6" from the fuel line pictured but any things possible I suppose
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-21-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,031
Posted By birddog486
Nope, at such a low fuel flow i dont notice...

Nope, at such a low fuel flow i dont notice anything strange. As I said, once full powers in, it clears instantly, not sure how it would idle again after that though.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-21-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,031
Posted By birddog486
Jereme, I'm wondering if the fuels boiling inside...

Jereme, I'm wondering if the fuels boiling inside my injector. Maybe with the outlet at the bottom the vapor cant get out until the fuel flow is high enough to flush the bubbles out the bottom...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-19-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,031
Posted By birddog486
100LL avgas I also have a red cube in the line...

100LL avgas

I also have a red cube in the line between the injector and the manifold/spider
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-19-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,031
Posted By birddog486
Hot start issues

I'm curious if all the RSA and Avstar fuel systems that dont have fuel returns have fuel vapor issues when doing hot starts on hot days.

I normally fly to another local airport for avgas and depart...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-07-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By birddog486
I dont remember exactly which rivets these are...

I dont remember exactly which rivets these are but on my tip up RV7 I had to remove the AN470's and install AN426's because the cross tube that locks the canopy was rubbing on the heads of the rivets...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-01-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By birddog486
Jereme, If you were able to get some numbers I'd...

Jereme, If you were able to get some numbers I'd like to compare. I've been tweaking mine a bit.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,278
Posted By birddog486
I have a hard time believing your idle mixture is...

I have a hard time believing your idle mixture is so perfect that your engine wouldn't benefit from leaning on the ground. If your always preheating your engine to 200ish degrees and thats the temp...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-20-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By birddog486
I dont remember the software version number but...

I dont remember the software version number but the latest update made a big improvement to the A/P handling
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,158
Posted By birddog486
I think it's fairly common Jereme. It'll become...

I think it's fairly common Jereme. It'll become less once the amount of grease in the wheel hits a sweet spot. During my annual I chose not to add more because the grease still looked new and...
Forum: COMM 02-28-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,001
Posted By birddog486
The March issue of AOPA Pilot, page 106 has a...

The March issue of AOPA Pilot, page 106 has a great discount code for an XM reciever if you want to install one in the plane. $10 vs the advertised $60 to buy it normally.
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-01-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,010
Posted By birddog486
Just a teaser pic.

Just a teaser pic.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 106,180
Posted By birddog486
I dont have one of the affected engines but I...

I dont have one of the affected engines but I thought this was an interesting paragraph the FAA included specifically stating AD's dont apply to Experimentals or at least their engine.

The costs of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,829
Posted By birddog486
Jereme, was the engine ran at the shop after it...

Jereme, was the engine ran at the shop after it was re-assembled?

Remember it was ran at the factory and the initial run does quite a bit of the initial ring seating on steel cylinders.

If you...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,919
Posted By birddog486
Can you elaborate on this great idea? I'd like a...

Can you elaborate on this great idea? I'd like a little more heat if it's possible from my muff.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,534
Posted By birddog486
sorry, I'm no help. Can any of you recommend a...

sorry, I'm no help. Can any of you recommend a decent AGM switch?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,292
Posted By birddog486
2nd year Insurance renewal = big savings

Just wanted to let others know it's still possible to get a cheaper insurance policy this year.

Last year I bought a policy through my preferred agent from AIG (cheapest) for my new RV-7 at approx...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-30-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 362,503
Posted By birddog486
Great job fella

Great job fella
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 362,503
Posted By birddog486
One more idea for ya while your in this area of...

One more idea for ya while your in this area of the baffle building Jereme, after seeing the issues with cracking baffles this really stiffened up the rear baffle and outside corner at the oil...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 362,503
Posted By birddog486
For me to get the FAB in the correct location I...

For me to get the FAB in the correct location I needed to reshape it around the starter solenoid and one starter bolt on the opposite side of the starter....
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 362,503
Posted By birddog486
Looking good, just a note and it may be to late....

Looking good, just a note and it may be to late. Dont cut the forward lower ramp on the pilot side. You may want to bend the front down to provide rigidity and support for the air filter if you have...
Forum: Tools 06-26-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,214
Posted By birddog486
I see you linked my question so my .02 is this....

I see you linked my question so my .02 is this. The cleveland dies have a slightly different angle/shape to them which creates this gap/appearance which could be considered a con.

The pro side to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-20-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,405
Posted By birddog486
info in red

info in red
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,777
Posted By birddog486
Thanks for the info fellas, Ron I checked out the...

Thanks for the info fellas, Ron I checked out the videos, thanks. I do hold a CFI and have done spin training but My old Cherokee 140 that was rated for spins probably doesn't compare to the RV.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,777
Posted By birddog486
Aerobatic training in a new RV-7?

I'm just starting to think about doing aerobatics in my new RV-7 (which I've just signed out of phase I, without the aerobatics verbiage) and trying to decide the best course of action.

Would you,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,327
Posted By birddog486
Yeah, this is a new kit/build. The tail was...

Yeah, this is a new kit/build. The tail was purchased in the fall of 2016
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,327
Posted By birddog486
Dutch roll tendency

Has anyone found a way to reduce the amount of dutch roll? I've searched the forum but haven't found a lot of info on correcting whatever's causing it.

My RV-7 was rigged per the plans and has...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 362,503
Posted By birddog486
Jereme, plan on moving the mixture control arm...

Jereme, plan on moving the mixture control arm and readjusting that contraption. When you have the FAB installed the mixture control arm in ICO may just touch the back of the FAB.

I used a longer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,556
Posted By birddog486
Exactly,,,Had the same issue. I sent off the...

Exactly,,,Had the same issue. I sent off the sample before I had time to check out the filter.

When the report came back with all parameters in range you can probably imagine my shock when I opened...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-18-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By birddog486
^^^^^This I used a junk engine case for fitting...

^^^^^This

I used a junk engine case for fitting my cowl and wish I would have figured in more engine sag.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-01-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By birddog486
I used 2 7/16" spacer tubes between the prop...

I used 2 7/16" spacer tubes between the prop flange and the back of the spinner bulkhead when I fit my cowl before I had the M1B engine.

This ultimately gave me about 3/16" between the finished...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-26-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,850
Posted By birddog486
I think this is the typical situation which...

I think this is the typical situation which causes others to repeat sanding alclad is a bad idea (highlighted in red)

That's not what I'm thinking about doing. Obviously if there's a scratch that...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-26-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,850
Posted By birddog486
The pic was taken just behind the window on the...

The pic was taken just behind the window on the curve of the fuse (only place I could get a good pic) but the majority of the surface looks like this. The side skins have what look like waves on the...
Forum: Polishing your RV 04-25-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,850
Posted By birddog486
thinking about sanding, then polish

I'm working at polishing with Nuvite F7 and a rotary with wool pad but, I think I'm just spinning my wheels. The aluminum seems to have really deep grain and after 7 passes with F7 I'm not even...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,758
Posted By birddog486
what borescope are you using? My guess is the...

what borescope are you using? My guess is the camera is making it look way worse than it actually is. It appears to be magnified quite a bit.

Being able to run that many hrs per Qt of oil doesn't...
Forum: COMM 04-13-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By birddog486
The Nano wasn't connected to anything else. I...

The Nano wasn't connected to anything else. I used my wifes Ipod touch today and it connected right away so the Bluetooth on the GMA245 is working fine.

The update I did to the Ipod Nano didn't make...
Forum: COMM 04-11-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By birddog486
GMA245 Bluetooth problem

Trying to get my Ipod Nano 7th gen to connect but the Ipod doesn't find the GMA245.

I've tried everything I can think of as far as restarting everything and putting the Gma into pairing mode and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,629
Posted By birddog486
My new IO-360 was the same way.(extremely...

My new IO-360 was the same way.(extremely rich/didn't want to run) You might try turning the wheel one full turn to get in the ballpark and run it again. Once you get close it only takes one click...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-04-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 362,503
Posted By birddog486
Are we getting close to an update?

Are we getting close to an update?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By birddog486
your countersinks have the same cutter angle just...

your countersinks have the same cutter angle just need to pick one with a smaller pilot that fits into the nutplate without damaging the threads
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,894
Posted By birddog486
experience

It doesn't look good if your trying to use EAB building time toward the required experience needed to qualify for the A&P. The note at the end is pretty clear.

This is straight from the rules:

C. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By birddog486
Thanks for the info guys but pics are worth a...

Thanks for the info guys but pics are worth a thousand words....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By birddog486
cowl pin retainers/ cabin side only

I installed my lengthwise pins on my RV-7 from the cabin through the 902L&R then through the firewall and assumed since they fit fairly snug there wouldn't be a need for any type of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,869
Posted By birddog486
You may have an indication problem. Check the...

You may have an indication problem. Check the grounds
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