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Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By jacksel
Thank you for the responses.

Thank you for the responses.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By jacksel
Heavy wing

I recently had to replace my left aileron due to ground damage. Now I have a heavy right wing. I remember there is a procedure to tweak the aileron trailing edge to correct heavy wing. I can't...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-05-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,536
Posted By jacksel
I have an RV-6 with a carburated O-360 and...

I have an RV-6 with a carburated O-360 and Hartzell C/S. It's most efficient to run it at full throttle above ~8000 ft during cruide. manifold pressure should be 24" or less. Set cruise RPM...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 37,032
Posted By jacksel
Has anyone tried this item from Spruce. Thinking...

Has anyone tried this item from Spruce. Thinking about getting it so my Odyssey 680 doesn't strand me somewhere.

POWERALL SUPREME PORTABLE 12V 600A JUMP STARTER
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By jacksel
Thank you for the responses. Sounds like any of...

Thank you for the responses. Sounds like any of them should work.

Jacksel
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-29-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By jacksel
Scratches at front of engine cowling

Over the years my 15 year old RV-6 has accumulated numerous scratches at the forward edge of the engine cowling behind the spinner, all attributable to the act of removing and reinstalling the cowl. ...
Forum: Propellers 07-09-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By jacksel
Thank you Dale. I actually hadn't thought of...

Thank you Dale. I actually hadn't thought of that geometric relationship between the screw holes and the plate attach bolts. Makes sense. If the holes are off by ~3/8" then the elongation required...
Forum: Propellers 07-09-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By jacksel
Smile Thank you Paul. John Walsh

Thank you Paul.

John Walsh
Forum: Propellers 07-09-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By jacksel
Difficulty fitting spinner after prop repair

I have a Hartzell C/S on my RV-6. After 14 years and 800 hours it started seeping grease out a small section of the hub split. I sent it in for inspection and repair, and when I put it back on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-09-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By jacksel
Thank you for all the replies. After much...

Thank you for all the replies. After much investigation I think I'm going to switch over to the system I installed in my RV-7. Impulse mag for the bottom and LSE plasma 3 for the top. If anyone's...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-09-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By jacksel
correction: older vice ilder

correction: older vice ilder
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-09-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By jacksel
Old UNISON LASAR system

Does anyone know where you can find new/used/overhauled LASAR magnetos? I just had one go out so I need a 4771. Tried Spruce/Champion/Skygeek, so far no luck? I have the ilder LC-1001-04...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By jacksel
Unhappy I have to plea complete ignorance here. I...

I have to plea complete ignorance here. I honestly don't know what a "Delta-P" or a manometer are.....But I will look into it:confused
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-04-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By jacksel
High CHT

My RV-7 now has about 50 hours on it so I'm assuming the engine break-in is complete (it consumes very little oil). However, it still has CHT's ~ 20-30 deg higher than I see on my RV-6 (13 years and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-18-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,874
Posted By jacksel
Wingtip NAV antenna

Can anyone recommend a good wingtip NAV antenna (VOR/LOC/GS)? Or tell me if there's no such thing? The one I have installed in my RV-7 is marginal and not getting it done. It's a strip antenna...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By jacksel
Wink Thanks for the reply. I knew there was something...

Thanks for the reply. I knew there was something out there but couldn't find it. Very informative.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,514
Posted By jacksel
heavy left wing

Started flying my RV-7 a few months ago. Having gotten all the big issues ironed out I'm now looking into something that's been bothering me all along. I seem to need to input right aileron trim...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By jacksel
High CHT

I recently began flight testing my RV-7. Since my engine is new (superior XP-360) I have tried to be diligent about adhering to break-in procedure. However, from the start I have noticed that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-11-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By jacksel
RPM indicator

I installed an XP-360 on my RV-7 with a slick 4371 on the left (bottom plugs) and LSE plasma 3 on the right (top plugs). Unfortunately I only wired the right system into my engine indicator ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By jacksel
Thanks for the replies. The solenoids are the...

Thanks for the replies. The solenoids are the same ones van has been selling I think for many years. I just never noticed how much heat they generate. I sometimes start worrying over things for no...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-29-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By jacksel
Battery relay

I have 2 batteries installed in my RV7. I noticed both relays get quite warm when they've been on a while, even with very little load. Is this normal or should I be concerned? Thanks
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-30-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By jacksel
Fuel Placards

Does anyone know if there is a prefabricated placard which specifies "100LL or 91 min octane auto fuel (non-ethanol)"? I'm getting my RV-7 ready for inspection and want to get just the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By jacksel
I used the Andair valve on my RV-7 and...

I used the Andair valve on my RV-7 and kit-supplied soft aluminum tubing. Send me your e-mail and I can forward you some photos.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By jacksel
OK thanks. But you didn't have any clearance...

OK thanks. But you didn't have any clearance issues with your NL starter? Because it's slightly bigger.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-03-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By jacksel
It's a Skytec LS delivered with the engine, but...

It's a Skytec LS delivered with the engine, but after consultation with Skytec and further troubleshooting I've decided to replace the starter. Skytec recommends going to the NS, which I am inclined...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-03-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By jacksel
The battery is Odyssey PC 680, mounted aft of the...

The battery is Odyssey PC 680, mounted aft of the firewall. I replaced it a few months ago. All wire is #2. When cold it normally starts fine. All ground connections appear clean and free of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-03-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,587
Posted By jacksel
difficult starting when engine is hot

I have a skytek starter on my RV-6 and recently it has been getting insufficient power from the battery when starting after it was recently flown and the engine is hot. The problem is intermittent...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-05-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By jacksel
OK thanks. I figured #6 screws would probably be...

OK thanks. I figured #6 screws would probably be adequate but didn't realize that about using locktite.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By jacksel
Sliding canopy plexi rivets

The only way I could get the plexi to attach well to the forward canopy bow and windshield frame was to use a series of spacers across the center area of the canopy bow. Some of these are 3/16...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,734
Posted By jacksel
loose carb bottom

I have a MA-4-5 carb on my RV-6. I recently noticed the bolts connecting the 2 halves of the unit have become loose. The anti-rotation washers are still in place but somehow all the bolts are a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By jacksel
Indicator Module

I have an exp bus and Indicator Module installed on my RV-6. They've worked fine for the last 12 years with one exception. My indicator module indicates 20 amp drain continuously when the power is...
Forum: Propellers 11-29-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,171
Posted By jacksel
Thank you for all the replies. This is what I...

Thank you for all the replies. This is what I received from MT Propeller USA:

Hi John, the P-420 series governor was manufactured by Jihostroj for MT-Propeller. MT now manufactures our own...
Forum: Propellers 11-26-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,171
Posted By jacksel
prop RPM cycling

I have an MT P-420-3 governor installed on my RV-6 with a Lycoming 0-360A1A engine. 11 years and 700 hours of reliable service. Recently I had 2 experiences where the propeller RPM began cycling. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By jacksel
leaky brakes

Is Tite seal OK to use on brake fittings? The can just specifies oil, gas and "most hard to hold liquids".
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,236
Posted By jacksel
carb heat box

I attached my exhaust system and started fitting up the heat box and noticed that, even with it as far over to aircraft right as possible, it does not align like in the photos in the plans. It's...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By jacksel
Exhaust System Installation

Getting ready to install my exhaust system and would like to put some anti-seize on the joints. The instructions talk about using something like mouse milk. But I found a product called LPS Copper...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,345
Posted By jacksel
tire air valve extension

I lost the tire air valve extension I've been using for years on my RV-6. It always made servicing the tires a lot easier. It's about 5" long and eliminates having to remove part of the wheel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By jacksel
Thank you very much for the replies. I'm...

Thank you very much for the replies. I'm thinking it's only going to be 1 or 2 on each side that will be extremely difficult. I don't personally mind a few pop rivets. Anyone remember a part...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-15-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By jacksel
Slider fwd top skin

I have a RV-7 QB fuselage. The 7 bottom aft rivets on the top skin (F7106, dwg 28/43) are already installed on the fuselage longeron/side skin but need to be removed to accommodate the top skin...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-09-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,343
Posted By jacksel
wing walk

Has anyone tried the wing walk material offered by Ray Allen? It's about the same price as the Van's offering, and it sounds like it's somewhat different material but haven't heard anything about...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By jacksel
High CHT

My #2 CHT has been running high lately, about 50 degrees. I inspected my baffles and seals and everything seems to be good there. Is there anything about that particular cylinder that would make it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-22-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,159
Posted By jacksel
I went with the 180hp carburated on my RV-6 and...

I went with the 180hp carburated on my RV-6 and also on my RV-7. There's something utterly reliable and durable about those old Marvel-Schebler carburetors. They need all of 1 or 2 psi of fuel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,867
Posted By jacksel
Had that happen a couple of times on my RV-6. ...

Had that happen a couple of times on my RV-6. All you can do is install a new pin. Make sure the pre-load is not excessive. When you seat the cap it should not take excessive force. I keep spare...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-07-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By jacksel
flap to fuselage gap

Just fitted the flaps to my wing and fuselage. I've got about 1/8" gap between the flap top skin and the fuselage side. Looks real nice but I'm wondering if that might be a little tight. Can't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By jacksel
I mounted a battery on my RV-7 firewall per the...

I mounted a battery on my RV-7 firewall per the plans and mounted a backup battery opposite the recess, and slightly lower. Tried to send a photo but no luck.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By jacksel
Thanks guys.....I'm going to remove the wing,...

Thanks guys.....I'm going to remove the wing, trim the tab slightly, and re-install and check again.....jacksel
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-09-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,960
Posted By jacksel
wing aft spar alignment

Is it normal to have to take considerable material off the RV-7 QB wing rear spar tab to properly interface it to the same RV-7 QB fuselage?

I installed the wings initially using 7/16 bolts. When I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,176
Posted By jacksel
I had the same problem on my RV-6 9 years ago. ...

I had the same problem on my RV-6 9 years ago. Keep the wing incidence (that's important) and fit the flaps to align with the ailerons. That's what I did with my RV-6 and the airplane has always...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By jacksel
MT governor

Just got a superior XP-360 for my RV-7 kit. I also purchased all the applicable FF equipment from Van's. When fitting the MT governor to the pad I noticed the adapter on the acc case seems to be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-25-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,526
Posted By jacksel
When I installed the Vans static kit in my RV-6...

When I installed the Vans static kit in my RV-6 (10 years ago) I wanna say the instructions specified to only partially set the pop rivet. Then remove the center shank. This leaves a nice...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-10-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,336
Posted By jacksel
RV-7 flap pos ind

Just found out I can use a spare input on my G3X to display flap position. I noticed some guys using the Ray Allen POS-12. Probably a stupid question but, why not the POS-5 or POS-7? Also, is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,011
Posted By jacksel
Smile Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,011
Posted By jacksel
wing-tip antenna

Has anyone installed an antenna in the fiberglass wing-tip? I'm planning to do that for the VOR/ILS antenna and I've heard you should avoid "metalic paints" over these areas, but I can't find any...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By jacksel
pitot and AOA

The RV-7 drawings show the pitot tube routing running down the aft side of the left front spar. I assume from there it must penetrate the spar bulkhead in the fuselage at one of the designated spar...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-20-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By jacksel
Thanks...yeah I think I'll go through the extra...

Thanks...yeah I think I'll go through the extra trouble and put them where the plans say. Don't like to deviate without a good reason

jacksel
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By jacksel
static port location

Dwg 28 shows the static port(s) just forward of bulkhead 708. On my RV-6 it's one bulkhead forward (707). Seemed weird to me so I called Van's and they had no explanation except to say that the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,556
Posted By jacksel
superior engine

Having a lot of trouble finding someone at superior to talk to about an engine for my RV-7. I'm interested in an O-360 carbureted with a LSE mini crankmount ignition system in place of one of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,939
Posted By jacksel
Smile Thanks for he replies. I'll check it out.

Thanks for he replies. I'll check it out.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-03-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,939
Posted By jacksel
engine cowl fasteners

I'm sure this question has probably been discussed numerous times on the forum. I'm really tired of wrestling with those upper hinge pins on my RV-6. And I would really like to investigate the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,135
Posted By jacksel
Thanks. Yeah I realized a few seconds after I...

Thanks. Yeah I realized a few seconds after I posted the thread that I did not look closely enough. The spruce part is just the windshield.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,135
Posted By jacksel
fiberglass canopy fairing

Has anyone used the fiberglass canopy fairing from spruce? Part # 05-03664. Apparently it's adaptable for any RV-7 slider. I can remember a real wrestling match getting those aluminum skirts on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-22-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By jacksel
static system drain

Are people generally installing drain valves in the pitot or static systems? It looks to me like, any way you route the lines, there's going to be a low point in the system. Which, I would assume...
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