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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By sahrens
Here is my build log, not sure it is detailed...

Here is my build log, not sure it is detailed enough.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/category.php?user=sdahrens&project=248&category=11167

For Skybolt spacing I followed Don Jones' method discussed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,241
Posted By sahrens
I had a flashing warning light and spent time...

I had a flashing warning light and spent time troubleshooting the charging system. After sending an email to EarthX, they suggested that I might be having a heat issue instead. I completely missed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By sahrens
Dan - I believe there is insufficient room for...

Dan -

I believe there is insufficient room for the routing you are describing.

Here is an alternative routing you might consider. Continue the run along the longeron past 704 center section to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By sahrens
Either way. An RV-8 on our field ordered custom...

Either way. An RV-8 on our field ordered custom stripes from a company in Connecticut I believe. Or you can put it on and cut it to your specifications.

Check youtube for knifeless tape.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By sahrens
Seams

To add to what Indwarrior posted. Some of the seam placement is based on air flow over that section. Of course you want the upstream vinyl overlapping the downstream so the airflow does not pick at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By sahrens
Costs

I am just finishing my vinyl. I purchased about $1,000.00 in material online and I paid a local guy $2,000.00 to apply about 85% of the job. I have done the rest. Most of the aircraft is polished....
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,890
Posted By sahrens
My plan is to tape the edges when I'm polishing...

My plan is to tape the edges when I'm polishing near the vinyl. I am testing different types of tape to see if any will pull up without pulling the vinyl loose.

I may have to use CaliforniaCustom...
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By sahrens
Here are my experiences / thoughts. I also use...

Here are my experiences / thoughts. I also use Nuvite
Forum: Polishing your RV 06-22-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,890
Posted By sahrens
Polish and vinyl

Almost done with the vinyl, never done with the polish


http://i68.tinypic.com/2u91pbc.jpg


http://i68.tinypic.com/11gni88.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By sahrens
Those are the numbers I tried, both stated...

Those are the numbers I tried, both stated disconnected
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,061
Posted By sahrens
EarthX?

Anyone been able to contact EarthX recently? Both numbers on their web site give a recording stating the numbers are disconnected or no longer in service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,606
Posted By sahrens
By your post it looks like you are already using...

By your post it looks like you are already using a software product to design your panel. I used UpNorth Aviation to draw my panel. Bill was easy to work with while designing my panel and he has a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-07-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By sahrens
Lest we forget

A friend I served with sent me this to me, I believe it is worth your time viewing and visiting in your RV travels. I know its on the top of my travel list.

The museum is Wings Over the Rockies Air...
Forum: California 06-04-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By sahrens
I went through this process in December. Dan...

I went through this process in December. Dan McGehee from Stockton conducted my inspection and I would use him again. It is my understanding that Dave Morss doesn't work outside the San Jose FSDO...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-07-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By sahrens
Here is my subpanel

I had the same problem fitting my Garmin 400W. I lowered the avionics stack to avoid the release...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By sahrens
Well, my post was to provide a reference where I...

Well, my post was to provide a reference where I believed the A&P may have determined the signature requirement.

As posted Part 91 applies as 91.411 and 91.413 may apply to your aircraft. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By sahrens
43.9

I believe the A&P was referring to FAR 43.9


https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=e1988aee2c37f37eab9fca1c0132406e&mc=true&node=se14.1.43_19&rgn=div8

Which requires, among other things,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-30-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By sahrens
Hi Adam, By using the spacer are you fitting the...

Hi Adam,

By using the spacer are you fitting the cowling without your propeller installed? I did it that way on my 7, and to answer your question, I had to trim off about 1.5 to 2.0 inches. But...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,641
Posted By sahrens
I believe there are three still around. The...

I believe there are three still around. The Museum of Flight in Seattle has one on display which is reported to be flyable, the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker just finished restoring one and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By sahrens
I've used Coast Pneumatics

They carry a wide selection of push on air fittings.

https://www.coastpneumatics.com/buy-online.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By sahrens
My O-360-A1A seems to run at 3.2 in cruise. ...

My O-360-A1A seems to run at 3.2 in cruise. That's measured by the Dynon equipment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,400
Posted By sahrens
One solution

Here is one solution. I used these on my RV-7, it was faster than fabricating my own.

http://www.mykitairplane.com/product_pages/rvak/index.htm
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,947
Posted By sahrens
A couple of suggestions

After reviewing the plans I believe there is a problem with the plans layout.

Does the fuel line doubler have to be placed outside the firewall? A possible solution is to drill out the doubler...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By sahrens
I purchased a SB 7A kit and after finishing the...

I purchased a SB 7A kit and after finishing the side skins decided to convert to a 7. I did not install the steps, now I wish I had. Since then I know of two RV-6s builders that added steps. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By sahrens
worried about over torque

Just to add, to ensure you are torquing at the correct amount your torque wrench needs to be checked / calibrated. Certificated shops do it annually, FAA inspectors like to check the paperwork.

If...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 902,481
Posted By sahrens
Trucking company

I used Partain Trucking for movement of mine. They are an advertiser here on VAF. I haven't used them in several years, but it is a least a place to start. Other folks may know of similar...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By sahrens
Serial number

I am not sure if I am answering your question. The L116-47 is the serial number of the engine. Based on its low number (116) I would hazard a guess this is an older engine. Maybe '58 or '59. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,460
Posted By sahrens
I am completing some of the vinyl and having an...

I am completing some of the vinyl and having an installer handle the complex curves. I think I will have $2,500 for material and labor. Much of the plane is polished.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By sahrens
It was close

When I installed the engine mount the holes in the firewall were close but not perfectly aligned with the engine mount. I suggest waiting until you get your engine mount before drilling those...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,719
Posted By sahrens
In this first image the entire wing was polished...

In this first image the entire wing was polished with California Custom, then the left side (outboard) was polished with Nuvite using a buffer and a cyclo machine. The California Custom left a...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,719
Posted By sahrens
I polished the top of my wings and the fuselage...

I polished the top of my wings and the fuselage with California Custom. But then I was swayed by the dark side and I went to the full on cyclo polishing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By sahrens
The local FSDO said they would not come and...

The local FSDO said they would not come and inspect the airplane. I had to work through a local DAR. There were only two.

I completely agree with the statements about finding a few RV builders...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By sahrens
Someone posted an idea of using T-channel that...

Someone posted an idea of using T-channel that captures nuts for mounting the radios. I can't find that original post. It allows the radios to be re-positioned easily without having to drill new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By sahrens
Good morning, I drilled initially 0.250" then...

Good morning,

I drilled initially 0.250" then went from there. Here are two links to the process I went through to get the it on the firewall. I was worried about the fit and alignment but it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-20-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,663
Posted By sahrens
Hey Larry, I can't help you with the slider...

Hey Larry,

I can't help you with the slider substructure and fitting the HDX screens, I built a tip-up. However, there is a lot of Dynon sub-components that need a home.

Here is a link to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,977
Posted By sahrens
I used the hinge pin method along the sides of...

I used the hinge pin method along the sides of the cowling and Skybolt fasteners around the firewall, including the bottom. I like the clean line of the hinge pin, but that is strictly a personal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,977
Posted By sahrens
I dimpled the side skins and firewall flanges...

I dimpled the side skins and firewall flanges when I was preparing that area for riveting. The dimples did not make it a lot more difficult when I was adding the Skybolt flanges. But it did add to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,942
Posted By sahrens
Congratulations Bill.

Congratulations Bill.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-30-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,474
Posted By sahrens
Look at Drawing 4 in the lower right corner. You...

Look at Drawing 4 in the lower right corner. You see a label ELECTRIC TRIM EXPLODED ISO VIEW, just to the left of that is a note. The note states "Route servo wires through snap bushing allowing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By sahrens
I installed 8.4" screen from Advanced Flight. I...

I installed 8.4" screen from Advanced Flight. I believe it was the best compromise from loosing a lot of panel real estate with 10" and better viewing than the 7". But many folks have installed 10"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By sahrens
I replaced the Vans Battery Box with an EarthX...

I replaced the Vans Battery Box with an EarthX battery box on my RV-7. The hole pattern was the same.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By sahrens
Very close, mine is 72982. So we certainly had...

Very close, mine is 72982. So we certainly had the same idea at the same time. I miss spoke (miss typed?), my wings are quick build but the plane was definitely built slooooowly.

Fortunately...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,869
Posted By sahrens
First flight

After a long, slow build my RV-7 finally takes flight.

http://i64.tinypic.com/qx70yf.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 128,147
Posted By sahrens
Why not attach the cone to an appropriate length...

Why not attach the cone to an appropriate length hex head screw that threads in from the back side to move the cone into the tie down?

Similar to the fuel drain fairing attachment but with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By sahrens
We have the same aircraft and engine. I trimmed...

We have the same aircraft and engine. I trimmed both the upper and lower cowling. Before trimming I found the neither edge was straight, so part of the process was to create a straight edge.

There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,460
Posted By sahrens
Jared, I would interested in reading about your...

Jared,

I would interested in reading about your process to wrap the spinner. If you are willing to share
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,460
Posted By sahrens
I will be out of town for a few days and then...

I will be out of town for a few days and then hope to get some test flights done, weather permitting. It might be awhile for the next update, but I will post as progress gets made.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,460
Posted By sahrens
3M 1080 vinyl, the color is cosmic blue.

3M 1080 vinyl, the color is cosmic blue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,460
Posted By sahrens
Well Bruce I took your advice. After finishing...

Well Bruce I took your advice. After finishing the oil door I was going to wrap the empennage fairing but I decided to have a go at the upper cowling. Moving to a much larger peice of vinyl was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,460
Posted By sahrens
That is part of the reason I picked it to be...

That is part of the reason I picked it to be next. All part of the learning process. I did spend quite a while developing a plan to wrap it. Start on this edge, make sure this is down first, worry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,460
Posted By sahrens
Wrapping project

Well, not only am I nuts for polishing my aircraft, I also am using vinyl as well. So I started with the easiest component I could find, the oil door. It took about an hour to explore how much the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By sahrens
Much like Bruce

I cut the ribs and moved them inboard 5 inches. I wanted to ensure there was sufficient space for a radio stack in the middle of the panel as well as 10"...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-02-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By sahrens
I trimmed it

Hi Steve,

I have a Garmin 400W in my stack so I faced the same delimma as you. As you probably know the sup-panel does not go as low as the main panel so that limits how far down the stack can sit....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,868
Posted By sahrens
Stein

I shipped my radios to Stein and he built, bench tested and shipped a complete harness and my radios back me. Highly recommended!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,533
Posted By sahrens
I would add that you might want to double check...

I would add that you might want to double check your range of motion on the bell crank. I had my AOA and Pitot tubes running through a similar support and found the bell crank would rub on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-16-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By sahrens
7114s

Here are a copy of links to my build log where I worked through the 7114s amd routing the pitot static lines.

For the 7114s ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By sahrens
Here is my log http://www.mykitlog.com/sdahrens ...

Here is my log http://www.mykitlog.com/sdahrens Although the last several weeks I haven't been updating as fully.

I would recommend Bruce Hill's log at http://www.overthehills.com/RV-9A-Project I...
Forum: Reviews 12-15-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By sahrens
Would you mind posting the problem you...

Would you mind posting the problem you experienced? What was the indications of the problem.?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By sahrens
Congratulations Bill. I'm sure you will test fly...

Congratulations Bill. I'm sure you will test fly before me. I am headed out for two weeks, so mine won't fly until after the first of the year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By sahrens
You are welcome. I am glad it has been helpful...

You are welcome. I am glad it has been helpful for you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,206
Posted By sahrens
Airworthiness Inspection

In August of 2006 I order the preview plans, then the tail kit. It has been a very long haul to get to this point. Some of that time was taken by the military who seemed to want me flying overseas,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By sahrens
Thank you for the part numbers. Scott

Thank you for the part numbers.

Scott
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