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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This would be one of my very few gripes about the...

This would be one of my very few gripes about the Dynon system...it doesn't use flap position as an input to the AOA indication. I've requested it for years, but it never seems to make it onto the...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Most of mine are somewhere in the lists already...

Most of mine are somewhere in the lists already provided, so I'll just add

Screwless spinner
DJM Throttle quadrant instead of Cessna-style push-pull knobs
Andair fuel pump allowed me to cut the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's sound engineering. Ref....

That's sound engineering. Ref. NASA-STD-8739.4

Precautions shall be taken to prevent the mismating of connectors, caused by interchanging or by
reversing, through one of the following...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-14-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By RV7A Flyer
A few pictures would be helpful here...

A few pictures would be helpful here...
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,731
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This seems like a HUGE number of pumps on a...

This seems like a HUGE number of pumps on a grease gun, at least any grease gun *I've* ever seen/used. If I pumped mine nearly 60 times, I'd have a veritable mountain of grease.

You *sure* it's 56...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-10-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Any particular reason why? Just curious...

Any particular reason why? Just curious...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Dig into it...you may find that some of those...

Dig into it...you may find that some of those hangars are being used for non-aviation purposes, which means that if you're ready to move an airplane into one, they should get 30 days and then out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-04-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I like the furlongs/firkin/fortnight system,...

I like the furlongs/firkin/fortnight system, myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,579
Posted By RV7A Flyer
My money is on "nothing related to the plane at...

My money is on "nothing related to the plane at all, but something that accidentally got thrown in a box of parts and sold along with it".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,805
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Yeah, that wouldn't be a good solution. I got...

Yeah, that wouldn't be a good solution. I got mine from McMaster, and specifically chose the option for key removal only in the Off position. They have a wide selection, so I was able to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,805
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You did notice that I said the keyswitch is NOT,...

You did notice that I said the keyswitch is NOT, in my aircraft, for any kind of theft protection, but for safety only?

So you've rigged up a hidden switch which is hot, so that if you're monkeying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,805
Posted By RV7A Flyer
That's debatable, but the "hidden switch" guys...

That's debatable, but the "hidden switch" guys all seem to convince themselves that their system is unbeatable...oh, well, to each his own, I guess.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,805
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Until the time you forget to throw the switch,...

Until the time you forget to throw the switch, but you've satisfied yourself that you did because you *locked the baggage compartment*. Your system is actually *less* safe than a keyswitch, because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,805
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just like you said...the keyswitch is the "green...

Just like you said...the keyswitch is the "green tag item" (Insert Before Flight) that *enables* the starter AND the mags. No key, no start, not even if the mag switches are on and the prop is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,386
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I use this...never had a problem, even in some...

I use this...never had a problem, even in some really nasty winds tied down in Vegas a time or two.

https://antisplataero.com/products/ultimate-gust-lock

It's a bit fiddly to get installed, but...
Forum: COMM 04-29-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By RV7A Flyer
A visit to the shop to find out what all the...

A visit to the shop to find out what all the mechanic touched?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,579
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Antigravic marzel vanes with ambifacient wane...

Antigravic marzel vanes with ambifacient wane shafts, maybe?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-26-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just be mindful of the caution in the...

Just be mindful of the caution in the instructions not to go too deep, or you might damage/nick/drill into the innards of the tubing and ruin the thing. I used a drill stop on the bit when I did...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-25-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Not on *my* Dynon SV-1000T. Where'd you get this...

Not on *my* Dynon SV-1000T. Where'd you get this information?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm not sure what your point was with this whole...

I'm not sure what your point was with this whole subject. Just to gripe that you don't like being told what you can't do? That you want to change something?

I have your jousting pole here, Mr....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By RV7A Flyer
A FSDO inspector making up his own rules? You...

A FSDO inspector making up his own rules? You don't say! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,544
Posted By RV7A Flyer
This sounds to me like you've combined or mixed...

This sounds to me like you've combined or mixed up a couple of concepts here. *Kit manufacturers* don't manufacture completed airplanes. Builders do. That's why it's called Experimental-*Amateur*...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I can't tell you how to fix it, but I would say...

I can't tell you how to fix it, but I would say that relying on the rivets to "pull it together" is not a sound construction method. Parts need to fit properly *before* being riveted. Redo the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-21-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I gave up on the spade connectors years...

I gave up on the spade connectors years ago...tired of fighting them; always seemed to be one failing every 100 hours or so. Went to these and have had zero problems (knock on wood)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-21-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,612
Posted By RV7A Flyer
My capacitive sensors are good to within 0.1...

My capacitive sensors are good to within 0.1 gallons, but if you want a stick...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/list-fuelindicators.php?clickkey=10294
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,268
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So I don't know **** about the inner workings of...

So I don't know **** about the inner workings of insurance companies, but it seems to me there are at least two cases here: 1) someone is trying to hide the true nature of the aircraft by using a...
Forum: Propellers 04-20-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By RV7A Flyer
We used the simpler (i.e., cheaper) Dynavibe on a...

We used the simpler (i.e., cheaper) Dynavibe on a bunch of planes, and got them all down to quite small values for ips (mine is between 0.0 and 0.2 :) ), but I'd love to see the transform plot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,304
Posted By RV7A Flyer
All too predictable. I expect Data Manager will...

All too predictable. I expect Data Manager will go the way of the dodo soon, with the new owners choosing to focus on "innovative technologies, mission critical software and disruptive marketplaces...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,304
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Can I make a recommendation? Redo your air dams...

Can I make a recommendation? Redo your air dams to be removable now, while you are still putting things on and off bafflewise. A piece of angle aluminum and some nutplates under the baffle ramp. ...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,348
Posted By RV7A Flyer
"Position and hold" became "Line up and wait",...

"Position and hold" became "Line up and wait", but "hold short" has always been "hold short" (nothing to do with "position and hold"/"line up and wait").
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,981
Posted By RV7A Flyer
What's different other than the length of time? ...

What's different other than the length of time?

https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/airworthiness_certification/sp_flt_auth/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,981
Posted By RV7A Flyer
You're right, and thanks for the info. I was...

You're right, and thanks for the info. I was thinking of TCed A/C, and not EAB. It seems that different countries have different time limits from what I've gleaned all over the web today (e.g.,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,981
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So this is the situation I'm anticipating in the...

So this is the situation I'm anticipating in the not-too-distant future. I'm the US registered owner of a US-registered RV-7A which I built and for which I hold the Repairman's Certificate. When I...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 04-13-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Ahyup. Been hashed out about a zillion times...

Ahyup. Been hashed out about a zillion times here.



Good design principle, but not required. "Original implied intent" ain't got nothin' to do with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I think you're right, and the sharp corners on...

I think you're right, and the sharp corners on those block letters would make it that much worse. One might be able to mitigate it somewhat by rounding all the corners, inside and outside, so as to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm no expert, but I'm thinking that would be a...

I'm no expert, but I'm thinking that would be a pretty impressive gain...?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,761
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, I sure wouldn't design a system around all...

Well, I sure wouldn't design a system around all of the ultra-low-likelihood events that the universe can throw at you.

Hey, a satellite could get hit by a meteor, and break apart and have chunks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,761
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Actually, yes, the odds *do* matter. Anyone can...

Actually, yes, the odds *do* matter. Anyone can come up with scenarios that are so unlikely to occur that it's not worth any time or effort to mitigate them. In our risk management process at work,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,761
Posted By RV7A Flyer
No, I've never been flipped upside down while...

No, I've never been flipped upside down while switching fuel tanks. Is that surprising?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,761
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Seriously?

Seriously?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-30-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By RV7A Flyer
If they give the go-ahead, I'd use a *reamer*...

If they give the go-ahead, I'd use a *reamer* rather than a drill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,819
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I must be super lucky, then, because I got...

I must be super lucky, then, because I got BasicMed when it first came out, through my PCP, and all she wanted was to review the instructions from the FAA before signing off. And she's part of one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,819
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just remember...if you ever get denied a Class...

Just remember...if you ever get denied a Class III, you can't get BasicMed.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,905
Posted By RV7A Flyer
FWIW, I almost always had to go one size smaller,...

FWIW, I almost always had to go one size smaller, or the insulation would just mangle up, and I never had any problems with nicked or cut wires (and I inspected *carefully* when first doing this). I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By RV7A Flyer
The horse may have left the barn, but in case you...

The horse may have left the barn, but in case you don't already have these...

https://bullerent.com/product/rv-canopy-guide/

I installed them and they do work well. Might help in the event of a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,591
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Aeroshell 100 W Plus Per SI 1409, AS 100W Plus...

Aeroshell 100 W Plus



Per SI 1409, AS 100W Plus already has LW-16702 in it. So that's what I use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,756
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Flew over to Phoenix for the auto auction, just...

Flew over to Phoenix for the auto auction, just for kicks and to visit friends and family. This was my favorite:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/hh632/swatson999/Packard.jpg
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Better yet, cover everything underneath the work...

Better yet, cover everything underneath the work area. I'd be more upset about the swarf getting all into the crevices and joints between ribs, stiffeners, skin, etc.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-13-2022, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,919
Posted By RV7A Flyer
So an anecdotal counterargument: Early on, my...

So an anecdotal counterargument: Early on, my Dynon XPDR was acting up (they fixed the problem under warranty). It would occasionally drop off-line and require a power cycle. To accomplish this, I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-10-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Installation Manual Sec. 4-27. But yes, it's...

Installation Manual Sec. 4-27.

But yes, it's impossible to answer the question without knowing what radio you're talking about.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-09-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By RV7A Flyer
LOL...this is EAB aviation. I'm going to go out...

LOL...this is EAB aviation. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that, yep, there will be opinions about this (or anything). :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By RV7A Flyer
KISS. A funnel. A ziploc bag to store the...

KISS. A funnel. A ziploc bag to store the funnel. Both reusable. Done. :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By RV7A Flyer
As a follow-on...what is your insurance requiring...

As a follow-on...what is your insurance requiring for time-in-type?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I'm a little surprised nobody answered you,...

I'm a little surprised nobody answered you, but...

Kinda late to start thinking about transition training. Maybe should have started planning for that a while back. In any case, there are...
Forum: COMM 03-07-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,223
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Two. One for the more important things like...

Two. One for the more important things like tower, approach, center, CTAF, whatever it happens to be. The second for things like air-to-air with flying buddies, ATIS/ASOS, local advisory...
Forum: Tools 03-07-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,139
Posted By RV7A Flyer
I have K-Sun Bee3+, and it works just fine, and...

I have K-Sun Bee3+, and it works just fine, and does heatshrink tube (the reason I bought it, really).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-06-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Just in case that wasn't clear. You should never...

Just in case that wasn't clear. You should never be messing around with the hot side connections without first disconnecting the negative. Bad things can happen.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Get ahold of NASA-STD-8739 and the accompanying...

Get ahold of NASA-STD-8739 and the accompanying Workmanship Pictorial Reference if you really want to do it right.

(Pictorial Reference section 2.01)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,274
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Seems like an awful lot of work to duplicate...

Seems like an awful lot of work to duplicate what's already on the EFIS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Well, applications are one thing, and the actual...

Well, applications are one thing, and the actual registration is something else entirely.

I submitted all of my paperwork (8050-88, 8050-1, etc.) with "LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME" for the Manufacturer,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,003
Posted By RV7A Flyer
http://www.aeroelectric.com/Books/Connection/R12B_...

http://www.aeroelectric.com/Books/Connection/R12B_3rd-Printing_3-15.pdf

p11-21 talks about using the I terminal as a talkback to indicate that it's energized (starter engaged).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,274
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Does a G3X take *that* long to boot up? My Dynon...

Does a G3X take *that* long to boot up? My Dynon comes up in a very short time, and stays on throughout startup with the backup battery. I'm never in so much of a hurry that I *have* to start the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,478
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Whether it's simpler or not, it's still yet...

Whether it's simpler or not, it's still yet another SPF in the system.

I'm sorry, but I find the idea of "hidden kill switches" silly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,131
Posted By RV7A Flyer
Cool, got it...thx.

Cool, got it...thx.
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