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Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By 74-07
Panel

Exactly what I did. Reused some of what I had that was working perfectly then bought other items used. VERY functional panel that has ADS-B in and out, TIS-B weather, full autopilot, EMS and back up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By 74-07
Boroscope

What kind of boroscope are you using? Those photos are the best I've seen!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-13-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By 74-07
I'll take it. I'll pm you my info.

I'll take it.

I'll pm you my info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By 74-07
48 years in the making - RV grin

Today, my old Air Force friend from 48 years ago, soloed his new to him RV-8. We served together as young instructors back in 1975 and reconnected via RVs. He saw my RV-8 on Facebook and after years...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-08-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By 74-07
RV-8 looking for a friend

Just got one friend in a RV-8 and now, another one wants one! Once again, this friend has sold his certified aircraft, has cash and is eager to join us RV owners. He is looking for IO-360 (parallel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 74-07
Flying RV-8 - Adding a step

I did a search and could find a few posts but I'd like to ask if anyone has added a step to a flying, painted RV-8. How big of a job and how bad did the paint get messed up? What was the approximate...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-25-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,142
Posted By 74-07
Just a note, Lew IS repairing canopies. He just...

Just a note, Lew IS repairing canopies. He just finished a RV-8 canopy for a friend. As usual, beautiful work.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-23-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By 74-07
If your airplane is an early model and still has...

If your airplane is an early model and still has the original generator, this indication is completely normal. Generators don't work well at low RPMs. Sorry, I just reread your original post and see...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By 74-07
I actually looked into possibly buying that...

I actually looked into possibly buying that airplane. It was sold immediately upon completion of filming according to a person I talked to that was involved with the production. It had cooling issues...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By 74-07
Correct. No seller is going to assume the...

Correct. No seller is going to assume the responsibility for damage incurred in shipment. I sold a RV-8 to a buyer in Germany. Advised him that he should get someone to inspect it on his behalf prior...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By 74-07
Thanks Carl! Indexing plunger......now that I...

Thanks Carl! Indexing plunger......now that I know the right name for it, it opens up all kinds of possibilities! Thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By 74-07
Thanks Carl. I would appreciate it. It's just...

Thanks Carl. I would appreciate it. It's just absolutely positive.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By 74-07
RC-8 canopy half open latch

I am not the builder of my RV-8. Recently, an old Air Force buddy bought a really nice RV-8. It has the FlyBoys black plastic flip-flop half open canopy latch and it was not operating when he got the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-07-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By 74-07
Several years ago, I looked into possibly buying...

Several years ago, I looked into possibly buying that plane. It was in the shop for an annual and the seller just wanted out. I looked into it and found out it had a history of oil temp issues. That,...
Forum: Autopilots 07-02-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By 74-07
Our TruTrak flies our RV-8 better than the S-Tec...

Our TruTrak flies our RV-8 better than the S-Tec 60-2 in the Debonair we used to own. BIG difference in price!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By 74-07
Done it. Not that big of a deal.

Done it. Not that big of a deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By 74-07
Dave, don't forget about another HUGE element of...

Dave, don't forget about another HUGE element of the VAF/RV experience.

There are many of us now that didn't build the RVs that we own. My son and I are on our third. In my view, VAF becomes even...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-17-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By 74-07
Gage wiring

I think this is what you are looking for:

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/1529df_73b835597afe4cfca9214135f36e77cb~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_2416,h_2939/3AQ4KV.JPG.jpg
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-17-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By 74-07
Gage

Contact Pete at Westach support. He can help you.


pete@westach.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By 74-07
Iíll take it if OP doesnít want it.

Iíll take it if OP doesnít want it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,735
Posted By 74-07
The bottom is falling out - airplanes

I, like most people, especially retirees like me, are watching our 401Ks go down faster than a Tripacer with an engine out. I also see members here speculating about the future worth of our beloved...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By 74-07
That's what I thought too but Otto said their...

That's what I thought too but Otto said their manufacturing info was engraved on the bottom side of the grip,and there's nothing on mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By 74-07
Stick Grip

Does anyone recognize this grip? I can't seem to find one like it anywhere and I may need a part. Our plane was built in the early 2000s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,724
Posted By 74-07
Best wishes to one of the most helpful and...

Best wishes to one of the most helpful and knowledgable people in the RV supplier world. Get well soon Tom!
Forum: Job Board 05-01-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By 74-07
I built my own hangar and helped build several...

I built my own hangar and helped build several others in S.C.. The stamped plans that were supplied by the steel frame supplier were sufficient for our local building permit people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By 74-07
Try this. Take what you consider the bottom level...

Try this. Take what you consider the bottom level RV7A.....VFR panel, no paint, fixed pitch prop, rebuilt used engine, just average condition, etc., what would you consider a fair price for that? In...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By 74-07
I just read my answer back to you and I want to...

I just read my answer back to you and I want to make certain I was clear. I measured the seat back cushion before I sat down and it was 3 inches thick. Once I was seated, the seat back cushion...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By 74-07
21” with a 3” thick seat back cushion. It looks...

21” with a 3” thick seat back cushion. It looks like the seat back cushion compresses down to 2” when I am seated. Hope this helps.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-18-2022, 04:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By 74-07
Jeff, I'm going to the hangar today and will...

Jeff,

I'm going to the hangar today and will get you the measurement.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By 74-07
Second on Lew. Does incredible work.

Second on Lew. Does incredible work.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-05-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 1,353,946
Posted By 74-07
I'm not far behind you Don!

I'm not far behind you Don!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,395
Posted By 74-07
Offers

Perhaps a better question is how many of us have standing offers to purchase, i.e. "Let me know if you ever decide to sell." I bet that's quite a few and the reason many good RVs never come onto the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By 74-07
I had the exact same problem on a 7 we used to...

I had the exact same problem on a 7 we used to own. I spent weeks checking everything and finding several "could be" which I repaired. Each time it would charge and I'd think it was fixed but it...
Forum: ADS-B 02-13-2022, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By 74-07
I've flown mine twice now since discovering the...

I've flown mine twice now since discovering the problem. I have let it warm up in front of the hangar both times for 5 minutes with the transponder on ALT. I pulled the report for both flights and...
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By 74-07
ADS-B failures and didn't know it

To start, I installed a Uavionix tailbeacon two years ago. It tested perfectly right out of the box. Since there's no observable indication of failure, I monitored it by pulling a ADS-B performance...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 987,021
Posted By 74-07
My simple but very capable VFR panel. Full...

My simple but very capable VFR panel. Full autopilot, lots of backup, ADS-B in and out. What can I say, it works for us!
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 115,383
Posted By 74-07
Martin, what type of tail lift are you using in...

Martin, what type of tail lift are you using in this photo?
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 1,353,946
Posted By 74-07
Wow, all of these panels are certainly...

Wow, all of these panels are certainly impressive. My son and I wanted an economical glass VFR panel that provided full autopilot, ADS-B in and out, EMS and backup mechanical A/S and altimeter. We...
Forum: RV-4 01-30-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,201
Posted By 74-07
I think it's been done before.

I think it's been done before.
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-29-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By 74-07
Yep, that is where I started but this method...

Yep, that is where I started but this method looks like it can nail it with one flight. We'll see. I went back and read my first post and I had mistakenly put 60,000 when, in actuality, it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,484
Posted By 74-07
A toy football cut in half!

A toy football cut in half!
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-29-2022, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By 74-07
Setting Red Cube K-Factor

I just installed a new to me Dynon EMS D-10 and have started flying with it. On first flight, the fuel flow was wildly inaccurate so, I checked the K-factor at it had somehow gotten set to 30,000. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By 74-07
RV-8 Distance of panel from datum

Just finishing up our panel upgrade on our RV-8 and doing the paperwork. I'm 30 miles from the hangar and didn't measure the panel location relative to wing leading edge to get the distance from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2022, 04:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,625
Posted By 74-07
Probably the best solution. The Air Force uses...

Probably the best solution. The Air Force uses something similar on long-haul flights in fighter type aircraft.
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-18-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By 74-07
I purchased a used EMS D-10 to replace round...

I purchased a used EMS D-10 to replace round gages that only monitored a single cylinder. I had Bill at Upnorth help me with designing and cutting a new panel which hard mounts my Garmin 796 which is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,965
Posted By 74-07
Alan, not super cold here (last night in the...

Alan, not super cold here (last night in the 20's) but I would be glad to help test.

Rob in South Carolina
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-18-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By 74-07
Dynon EMS D-10, D10, D180 and Kavlico sensors

I just had a problem with a panel upgrade and have talked to several others that have had the same issue so I just want to make certain that others don't make the same mistake. This information is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,768
Posted By 74-07
Mickey, do you recall the length? I'm looking at...

Mickey, do you recall the length? I'm looking at them on ebay and they come in different lengths.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By 74-07
I can't find the photo now but years ago, I saw a...

I can't find the photo now but years ago, I saw a RV-7 painted in this scheme and polished. It was beautiful. I was thinking about buying an unpainted RV-7 and asked permission to copy the scheme...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-16-2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,547
Posted By 74-07
Keep going Adam!

Keep going Adam!
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-15-2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By 74-07
I'll check that out. Thanks

I'll check that out. Thanks
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-14-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By 74-07
Thanks guys. I completely missed that note on the...

Thanks guys. I completely missed that note on the SB!
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-13-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By 74-07
Question answered - KUDOS to Dynon AGAIN!

Ok, I talked to both David and Don at Dynon today. While, for me at least, the latest Kavlico addendum doesn't make it clear, the EMS D-10 REQUIRES part number 103713-000 (50 psi) for fuel pressure...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-13-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By 74-07
EMS D-10 Kavlico sensor question

I am just wrapping up doing a VFR panel upgrade to our RV-8 which involved installing a used Dynon EMS D-10. Today, we cranked it for the first time and everything is perfect except the fuel...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-11-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,656
Posted By 74-07
I didn't build this one but we have sure received...

I didn't build this one but we have sure received a bunch of compliments on the "classic" paint scheme.
Forum: The RV Grin 12-23-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,984
Posted By 74-07
Awesome Adam. Get that airplane finished and...

Awesome Adam. Get that airplane finished and we'll fly together!
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-23-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By 74-07
EMS D-10 warning light

I'm replacing a bunch of engine round gages with a Dynon EMS D-10. I'm in the final wiring stage now and I noticed there is an option to install a warning light that basically lets you know that an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By 74-07
Dynon mounting washers

Iím installing a used Dynon EMS D-10 and the installation manual calls for four washers placed between the unit and the panel. What type of washer is itÖ star, flat?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,853
Posted By 74-07
Stoo, I'd love to have a few also if you're going...

Stoo, I'd love to have a few also if you're going to send some out.
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By 74-07
I second Tom at T&S. I too bought a complete set...

I second Tom at T&S. I too bought a complete set and they are works of art. Tom is never too busy to take whatever time is required to help you.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By 74-07
Thanks everyone. After a night's rest, lots of...

Thanks everyone. After a night's rest, lots of reading and conversations with my VAF friends (thanks, Brian, Walt, Peter, Dan and others), I was able to get everything sorted out and back together...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By 74-07
Guys, I am the third owner of a "legacy" round...

Guys, I am the third owner of a "legacy" round dial RV-8 that we are upgrading to Dynon. I've literally spent days identifying, untying, and disconnecting from the buses wires that are no longer...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By 74-07
Any EXP Bus II experts?

I've got a "legacy" RV-8 that we are upgrading the panel from round dials to Dynon. This requires a new shunt installation and, as a result, new leads from the shunt, to our EXP Bus II. I do have the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 21,442
Posted By 74-07
In my search for an EMS D-10, I posted a WTB on...

In my search for an EMS D-10, I posted a WTB on the "B" site. Received two replies. One sent a photo of the unit and a copy of "his" driver's license. A quick search found the same unit photo (a...
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