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Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By odens_14
That's it, thank you very much.

That's it, thank you very much.
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By odens_14
What is this?

I looked at a local project this weekend; a son trying to finish his deceased dad's started -6 that was looking for some guidance from someone who had built an RV before.

The panel is mostly wired...
Forum: Interiors 04-26-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,860
Posted By odens_14
Put me down as another very satisfied customer of...

Put me down as another very satisfied customer of Abby at Flightline.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By odens_14
I've pulled the passenger seat back out of my -7...

I've pulled the passenger seat back out of my -7 to allow my golf clubs to fit better, is that what you mean?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,469
Posted By odens_14
Greg has said before, if someone can make them at...

Greg has said before, if someone can make them at a similar price they get them done now they'd be interested. I think people generally vastly underestimate the wage difference for skilled labor...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By odens_14
Full disclosure this is ~2008 when I got my...

Full disclosure this is ~2008 when I got my engine so packaging may have changed and I'm not an engine expert by any means.

Mine came "prepared for long term storage" from Lycoming vacuum sealed,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,805
Posted By odens_14
I change with 6 qts, I'm usually right under 5...

I change with 6 qts, I'm usually right under 5 qts @ 50hrs when I do the next change. It works out nice that cases make two oil changes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By odens_14
I went to a few EAA meetings when I first moved...

I went to a few EAA meetings when I first moved here. The guys were all friendly, but in the 3 or 4 meetings I attended there was:

a) a lot of local political talk and turmoil over chapter...
Forum: COMM 02-01-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By odens_14
been there done that, although with a different...

been there done that, although with a different brand radio and in a -7 so I didn't have premade wiring harnesses.

Check the wiring on your PTT for a short to ground. Mine was at the passenger stick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By odens_14
Great pic! Just wait until she figures out the...

Great pic! Just wait until she figures out the plane can take her to breakfast with dad; she'll be bugging every weekend!

I had many of the same issues you did:

1) pink foam board from menards/home...
Forum: Safety 01-17-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By odens_14
My propeller is fixed pitched so it might not be...

My propeller is fixed pitched so it might not be as big of a change to you, but be prepared for a lonnnng takeoff roll. I still remember leaving West Yellowstone at gross. It felt like I used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By odens_14
I've used an old Bose X on my boy's who are now...

I've used an old Bose X on my boy's who are now 5,3, and 1 with the best results. when we squeeze 2 boys in with me the backup set is old set of David Clark passive that seems to work ok. I also...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By odens_14
Thanks! that was probably the thread I was...

Thanks! that was probably the thread I was looking for.

For future searches here is the amazon link as was recommended by multiple posters in the above linked thread:...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By odens_14
Canopy Gas Strut Source

I feel like I remember someone posting a link to replacement gas struts for the canopy at a significant discount from what Van's sells them for. However, I'm having a hard time finding the thread...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,074
Posted By odens_14
This is what I do, but I can tell you from...

This is what I do, but I can tell you from experience it's not 100%.

I was running late for a business meeting after landing, on a bright sunny day, and I left the master on. When I returned to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,516
Posted By odens_14
I have no dog in this fight as I completed mine...

I have no dog in this fight as I completed mine many years ago; with no near term plans to start another. In fact, I'm pretty "pro-van's" on the lead time and communication I think they're doing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,790
Posted By odens_14
I got my tailwheel endorsement in a Stinson with...

I got my tailwheel endorsement in a Stinson with no right side brakes; while my instructor was showing me s-turns on the ground he lost it and yelled "DON'T TOUCH THE BRAKES". we spun around maybe...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,167
Posted By odens_14
I'd like to think I'd say something like: Jerk...

I'd like to think I'd say something like:

Jerk Jet Guy: There are way to many airplanes here...let me boss you around

Me: You're right, why don't you head somewhere else.

But I'd actually just...
Forum: Safety 12-09-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,167
Posted By odens_14
life would be much simpler if the FAA just added...

life would be much simpler if the FAA just added two new FARS:
FAR #1 Don't be a jerk
FAR #2 See FAR #1
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By odens_14
Just throwing this out their that you can buy a...

Just throwing this out their that you can buy a lot of $150 RT shipping at www.shipsticks.com and/or rental clubs for the cost to buy another airplane :p
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By odens_14
In my -7 I can get my bag (a standard carry bag)...

In my -7 I can get my bag (a standard carry bag) and all clubs into the baggage area. Remove every club longer than a 5 iron, and they can fit (just barely) diagonally.

With two bags, the long...
Forum: Safety 12-06-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,787
Posted By odens_14
I've never really understood this. If you think...

I've never really understood this. If you think about a traffic pattern: you're low altitude, typically in/near a city with less forced landing options. Why are we intentionally teaching students to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,636
Posted By odens_14
Have you asked them? In my experience the...

Have you asked them? In my experience the outlets usually aren't near the parking spots, but on the exterior of the FBO building and/or hangar; just nose up to the outlet and use chocks. With that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,636
Posted By odens_14
My first line of defense is a good quality...

My first line of defense is a good quality insulated cowl cover. If I put it on ASAP after parking and I've found it keeps my engine warm enough for my typical day trip with no additional heat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,686
Posted By odens_14
Not that I'm advocating letting a new engine sit...

Not that I'm advocating letting a new engine sit longer than necessary, the warranty doesn't start until first start in most cases...

Per Lycoming: When does my warranty start? For most engines, the...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,075
Posted By odens_14
Second this. Similar to my driver's ed...

Second this. Similar to my driver's ed instructor's "look-signal-look" phrase about lane changes, I do a "look-announce-look" before taking the runway. more than once I've gotten a reply from...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,673
Posted By odens_14
I use a drinking straw. dip it in to the bottom,...

I use a drinking straw. dip it in to the bottom, seal the top with your finger and pull it out to check level.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,029
Posted By odens_14
Beautiful November Saturday in Minnesota. Took...

Beautiful November Saturday in Minnesota. Took the opportunity to fly down to Lakeville for a final round of golf with a buddy before the long winter sets in. 10/10 flight on the way there, smooth...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,002
Posted By odens_14
First full disclosure as with all cheap Amazon...

First full disclosure as with all cheap Amazon stuff, YMMV and what you get might not be what I got back in 2017 even with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,363
Posted By odens_14
I agree with this; however, I just think a TFR...

I agree with this; however, I just think a TFR for those times would be the better way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,890
Posted By odens_14
sent you a PM

sent you a PM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,890
Posted By odens_14
I did probably 60% of my build in an unheated...

I did probably 60% of my build in an unheated detached garage in Duluth, MN so I know your pain. The below worked well for me. Full disclosure I was in my early 20's and enjoy cold weather so maybe...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,082
Posted By odens_14
OP was from Australia so maybe different over...

OP was from Australia so maybe different over there; but I agree if you have to do a "couple 360s" to descend below a cloud you're likely not legal in the US.

2000' is on all sides, not to mention...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,365
Posted By odens_14
What's that? I thought everyone used a shop towel...

What's that? I thought everyone used a shop towel and electric tape :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,511
Posted By odens_14
another data point from Minneapolis, 7 days from...

another data point from Minneapolis, 7 days from email to LODA received.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,511
Posted By odens_14
did you check a spam folder? I too got a...

did you check a spam folder? I too got a confirmation in seconds that was clearly an automated response, so I'm guessing it's just getting blocked by your email software. Still no human response...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By odens_14
https://uavionix.com/articles/echouat-transponder-...

https://uavionix.com/articles/echouat-transponder-threshold-adjustment/

this is the adjustment you'll need to perform. I see you're in my area which means you'll likely want to do it in flight as...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 07-13-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,565
Posted By odens_14
I'm at Alexandria MN (AXN), I have family in that...

I'm at Alexandria MN (AXN), I have family in that weekend so probably couldn't be very social, and the spare bedroom is taken. I'm sure the airport manager Kreg wouldn't mind a tent and I can leave...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,197
Posted By odens_14
I have a flight review due next month, does...

I have a flight review due next month, does anyone understand exactly how many LODA's I'll need?
-one for my plane (I'm pretty confident that's for sure)
-do I need a separate letter for me as a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By odens_14
Have you tried turning off both ignitions on the...

Have you tried turning off both ignitions on the ground after a flight? that would be an easy way to verify if the p-lead is actually not grounding.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,823
Posted By odens_14
Challenge accepted! :o I do this, but one time I...

Challenge accepted! :o I do this, but one time I was late to a business meeting so maybe more in a hurry when I was leaving the airport, bright summer day parked outside. Drove back up maybe 90 min....
Forum: ADS-B 04-14-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,024
Posted By odens_14
not required per se, but I would still go get...

not required per se, but I would still go get one. it takes 2 minutes and will verify everything is working right. If there is something wrong you can correct it before you get a non-compliance...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-05-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,360
Posted By odens_14
Not just the Cub either; I did spin training on...

Not just the Cub either; I did spin training on my last FR in my -7 and it recovered if you just let go at spin onset almost as fast as with anti-spin inputs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,121
Posted By odens_14
Two benefits I can think of, if not used for a...

Two benefits I can think of, if not used for a business purpose:
-easily transfer ownership without effecting registration, especially convenient if you want partner(s).

-another layer of anonymity...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,539
Posted By odens_14
No help with tax act or Michigan but wanted to...

No help with tax act or Michigan but wanted to point out that Van's has started charging sales tax in many states and it looks like Michigan is on the list. Verify you weren't taxed on kits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,826
Posted By odens_14
Looking at another angle, are you sure the space...

Looking at another angle, are you sure the space is even practical to build in? My city owned t-hangar has horrible lighting, no insulation, and only 6 outlets on one 15A circuit. I honestly don't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,511
Posted By odens_14
I had a similar problem with my hot start...

I had a similar problem with my hot start technique, worked for many years then started being a pain. I pulled my plugs and thoroughly cleaned and carefully re-gapped and checked resistance. Almost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,186
Posted By odens_14
It's my understanding that extension has been...

It's my understanding that extension has been extended multiple times and my guess is that it will keep getting bumped back until some semblance of "normal" returns. whatever that ends up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,354
Posted By odens_14
Another option is a wifi smart switch, I use the...

Another option is a wifi smart switch, I use the Kasa version but I'm sure any work, they're around $20. This is a no brainer if you already have internet at the hangar.

My airport's wifi doesn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-07-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,454
Posted By odens_14
turning pre-heat off?

So this year I finally got a cell wi-fi switch so I can turn on (or off) the pre-heater from home.

I've typically been switching it on the night before I want to fly. This weekend it was my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,651
Posted By odens_14
My opinion, and one that appears to be shared by...

My opinion, and one that appears to be shared by at least one law firm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,365
Posted By odens_14
It's possible buyer was told it was minor rust,...

It's possible buyer was told it was minor rust, but just had cold feet in general and used the minor rust as his "get out of jail free" card.

While not entirely the same, I had a similar thing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,152
Posted By odens_14
+1 my primary doc was not interested at all. I'm...

+1 my primary doc was not interested at all. I'm assuming the concern is liability. He did give me the name of another doc that he thought did them so I'm not completely out of luck.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,201
Posted By odens_14
I agree you shouldn't feel obligated to pay...

I agree you shouldn't feel obligated to pay anything unless it was discussed beforehand.

However personally, anyone who brought or introduced to me a buyer that ends up paying a fair or good...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-17-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,047
Posted By odens_14
RVs can handle high DA well but it is weird when...

RVs can handle high DA well but it is weird when you're in it though, especially for a Minnesota boy with my FP prop.

I remember years ago taking off from West Yellowstone in July I think the ATIS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,149
Posted By odens_14
FYI when I was building, if my memory serves me...

FYI when I was building, if my memory serves me correctly, Ground in motion coverage was only like $50 more than the builders risk policy.

Once the engine is ready to start and thus able to move...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,950
Posted By odens_14
Don't bank on this! Auto policies don't typically...

Don't bank on this! Auto policies don't typically cover personal property, you'd rely on your homeowners insurance for that. However, most homeowners insurances specifically exclude airplane parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,696
Posted By odens_14
Congrats on the new bird! If you see a...

Congrats on the new bird! If you see a polished/blue -7 on the line come say hi. Wings cafe at your home field is a pretty regular $100 breakfast spot for us.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,906
Posted By odens_14
you may be able to avoid sales tax all together...

you may be able to avoid sales tax all together by structuring the transaction correctly. You likely could transfer the plane to an LLC you own 100% tax free. Then in the future sell half of the LLC...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,758
Posted By odens_14
I agree with most of what you said, and maybe a...

I agree with most of what you said, and maybe a high intensity class wouldn't work well for your learning style. However, to assume the training is "low quality" simply because it's all done in one...
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,758
Posted By odens_14
this is exactly the type of assumption that I'm...

this is exactly the type of assumption that I'm talking about. why do you assume doing something in a condensed period = lower quality. There is a lot of benefit in the continuity of training, i.e....
Forum: Flight Testing 08-24-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,758
Posted By odens_14
It sounds like a lot of negative assumptions are...

It sounds like a lot of negative assumptions are being made about how the OP conducted his phase 1. Whether you fly 40 hours over 5 months or 8 days still leaves that same amount of flight time to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By odens_14
I just did this a couple weekends ago, took about...

I just did this a couple weekends ago, took about 7 hours including a trip to the aviation aisle at Menards & DQ for lunch. during this time I also did a couple other projects on the plane that...
Forum: Interiors 08-04-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,250
Posted By odens_14
I used political yard signs that were made with...

I used political yard signs that were made with corrugated plastic. Cost: free.
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