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Forum: RV-7/7A 09-06-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By joew
Vans response

Spoke with Vans. All measurements are a swag and vary from plane to plane as everyone has said. The fact my aft hole in the slider side rail hits the longeron in no big deal. Was told to build...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-05-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By joew
Slider measurments

Thanks for the tip. I did the calculations as well.

Outside to outside (behind roll bar): 43"
Rt skin. -.032
Lt skin. -.032
Canopy. -.188
Canopy. -.188
Half frame...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-04-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By joew
Sliding canopy side rail distance

I read the plans and the instructions. I've reviewed the forums for some info and seen some older posts. Although the instructions say I should see a width of 40 13/16 distance between the two side...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,536
Posted By joew
Canopy side rails

I know these are older posts, but I'm there now. I'm seeing the distance of 41 1/4. My question is the aft screw hole on the side rail is hitting the edge of the longeron. My other screw holes are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By joew
Smoke system helper help

I'm building a 7, and bought the hidden tank system. I also have the almost RV 14 mod. Marv said the top of the tank mounts to the forward side of the seat back brace. He even sent me some photos,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,049
Posted By joew
Install question

I'm building a 7, and bought the hidden tank system. I also have the almost RV 14 mod. Marv said the top of the tank mounts to the forward side of the seat back brace. Does anyone have a picture of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-30-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,589
Posted By joew
Aviator seat compatibility

Anyone know if there is any issue with the Classic Aero Aviator seats with this mod, since the seat backs are different? I have the mod (not installed yet), and just ordered seats. Would like to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-29-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By joew
Interior

I've ordered the Aviator seats without the head rest. Then ordered the almost RV 14 mod. I realized afterward that the seat back is different. Does anyone know if the Aviator seats will still fit...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By joew
Super Track vs Tip up/Slider mod

While I'm in the finishing portion of my build (about three years now), I'm considering adding mods as opposed to doing them to a completed plane. So far I'm adding a smoke system (hidden tank) and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,998
Posted By joew
Thank you everyone for the quick responses....

Thank you everyone for the quick responses. Always great info. It is my plane and every body is truly different. I'm just trying to get pros and cons. I'm only going to get older (hopefully), and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,998
Posted By joew
How was the comfort on a long XC. Is the faux...

How was the comfort on a long XC. Is the faux leather holding up? Anything you wish you did differently?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By joew
Resolved

Dean's company sent me a new strobe, the most current design. Extremely great customer support. Promptly responded to my inquiries, and made everything right.

Can not recommend them enough!


Joe
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,998
Posted By joew
RV 7 interior comfort

Folks,
In an effort not to create bad vibes. In your opinion, which seats are best (biggest bang for the buck). Those who use their RVs for travel, do you wish you did anything differently. If you...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By joew
Tried the 12v batt- no luck

Tried the 12v batt- no luck
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By joew
I did pm Dean. I will let you know what he says

I did pm Dean. I will let you know what he says
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-30-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By joew
Power source was a bench power unit that was 12...

Power source was a bench power unit that was 12 v. I must have fried something inside the light. Is there a inline fuse or diode I can replace? This morning I applied power to the strobe (yellow...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By joew
That is the one I'm trouble shooting

That is the one I'm trouble shooting
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,967
Posted By joew
LED dilemma

I purchased a Sun Tail years ago. Decided to test it using my new 12v power unit before I ran the wires to mount it.

Initially it came on, just the light, no strobe. Then it went out and no longer...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By joew
Thanks, that's the kind of input I need. Any...

Thanks, that's the kind of input I need. Any suggestions on wiring shops I should check out? I'm planning on having them do the wiring diagram as well as cut, paint and label the panel.

I'm...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-30-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By joew
Wiring Harness

I'm looking for insight from those who have gone before. I'm going to have Stein design, cut, dip, laser etch and make the wiring diagrams for my dual screen G3X centric panel.

I was planning on...
Forum: California 08-13-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 628
Posted By joew
Visiting

I'm a RV 7 builder from NE Ohio working on the FWF/finish kit and have ordered my engine. I'm visiting SFO Bay Area for several weeks and would like to see some RV projects. Any builders around...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-09-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By joew
Oh man, the Sherwin guys said by shooting it...

Oh man, the Sherwin guys said by shooting it quicker, they would adhere better, a better chemical bond. Hmm, what can I do about it now? Sand the areas where it's cracking and respray the...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-09-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By joew
Interior painting

Hey all you guru's, I need some insight. I sprayed my interior with Crome Free Epoxy Primer. I waited about four days, scuffed the surface, recleaned with damp rag, rubbing alcohol and a tack rag. ...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-09-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 843
Posted By joew
Interior painting

Any suggestions on the least painful way to repair what I screwed up. After sanding, should I redo primer to cover the cracks (what about weight)? Should I just apply color after sanding in hopes it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By joew
Firewall Fwd Kit

I'm about to order the firewall fwd kit for an IO-360 from Vans. Are there anything else I should order with it or remove from it?


Thanks in advance,

Joe
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-10-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,586
Posted By joew
I'm interested. PM me with details on costs. I...

I'm interested. PM me with details on costs. I have a SJ cowl.....no engine yet though
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,566
Posted By joew
When you built your engine with a local shop, was...

When you built your engine with a local shop, was it a kit engine or a run out core that you overhauled?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,566
Posted By joew
Oh, please don't misunderstand. I appreciate all...

Oh, please don't misunderstand. I appreciate all of the input. I am not selling short any option and am in fact looking to go experimental. I'm selling short my ability to put together a reliable...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,566
Posted By joew
Engine Choices

Hope everyone is doing well. Thanks in advance for your input to what I'm putting out. I am getting to the part of the build where I need to start spending real money. Im taking out a HELOC for the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,344
Posted By joew
I had called several days ago and was told that...

I had called several days ago and was told that engineering was working on it, but he did not know how much of a priority it was for them.
Maybe the side panels would be helpful to start with, then...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,344
Posted By joew
I like what you did with your pump, using a tray...

I like what you did with your pump, using a tray as a second level. What did you use to mount it underneath? Almost looks like a bracket of some kind. Thanks for the photos and the tip on the fuel...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,344
Posted By joew
Thanks everyone for your quick responses. Any...

Thanks everyone for your quick responses. Any help is appreciated. I plan on using some file folders as templates and I'm sure Vans PDF would be great.

Sounds like Vans is not in any hurry to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,344
Posted By joew
fuel pump cover

Im moving quite slowly on my built, but am getting to the point of working on the center covers, only to find out that Vans no longer sells the kit for the fuel pump cover.

Im planning using the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By joew
Resolution

After speaking to Vans, Ken opined that the idea to remove the nut plate and placing a doubler under the flange while working in the center tunnel would be too involved.

He agreed with the shim...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By joew
Reply

I did add a washer between the two halves. I saw that some of you all did just that. It wouldn't resolve the bowing of the torque tube sides though. Only thing to fix it are shims or redo the center...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By joew
Torque Tube

I guess I'll redo the center block. I'll order a replacement from Vans, remove the aft nut plate, make a doubler from angle and install that underneath the flange. That will allow the center block...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By joew
Recheck

I went back and rechecked. I removed the the side bearing block bolts and kept the center block in place, to see how large the shims need to be. I measured about 3/16" to 1/4".

I guess I have two...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-16-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By joew
Flap torque tube help

I installed my side bearing blocks and noticed the fit is really tight as far as moving the tube when it's inserted into the blocks. I lightly sanded the holes and the tube which helped a bit.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,961
Posted By joew
Closer

Thanks for the responses!! Just when I think I'm going one way, I head another. I bought a Dynon heated pitot with the hope that if Garmin did go AOA in the future, I might be able to use the port....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,961
Posted By joew
Trio had a GX Pro auto pilot. I dont know a lot...

Trio had a GX Pro auto pilot. I dont know a lot about it, but the price looks good and appears to function similar to the TT.

I'll check on the mounts.

Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-25-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,961
Posted By joew
Anyone......

I've read some of the other threads. Does anyone have any additional information? Is the Dynon pitot compatible with the G3X. Are the servo mounts for TT compatible with Trio?

I'm sure I'm not the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,706
Posted By joew
Thanks for that info. I still have no idea which...

Thanks for that info. I still have no idea which way to go. Want to install servo mount and pitot tube but dont know if I want to go Garmin or Dynon.

Any thoughts
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,961
Posted By joew
Instrument Panel Thoughts

Among other things on my mind here in Kabul one of the more pleasant thoughts is that of coming home to resume building my -7. I am trying to get my arms around panel issues and really like the G3X....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By joew
Engine ideas

Hi hope everyone is doing well!!

I'm sitting here in Kabul thinking about my project waiting for me at home and thought I would ask for some ideas (i know scary, since everyone has their own). I'm...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,706
Posted By joew
Auto Pilot Servo

Not sure if you could help me or if this was already covered. I'm planning on installing a auto-pilot in my RV, but I'm not sure which manufacturer I will use-Dynon, Garmin, Tru-Trak etc.

Here is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-25-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,583
Posted By joew
Info

Thanks Bill,
This kind of stuff paints everything in a different light. I appreciate the background information.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-24-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,583
Posted By joew
Nobody

Nobody has any information or opinions? Or has this topic already been covered. If it has, point me in the right direction!!



Thanks,

Joe
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,583
Posted By joew
Titan Engines

Anybody hear of Titans IO 340? Any idea how smooth and or reliable it is compared to a IO 360? It sounds good, but I have not been able to find anything out about it which is concerning.

I still...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-19-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By joew
Rib flange tool

Thanks for the info. I have both the 21 and 27 years of the rv8tor. The photo is in the most recent one, but it is a very poor picture. I will try to pull up the posted pic to see if it is any...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By joew
Direction

I'm not sure if you guys can help or not. I was at a friends house the other day and saw a home made tool used to straighten rib flanges. It was made of wood and mounted to a bench. All you did was...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By joew
Photos are posted

I did get the photos to work in the event you still want to see them. I can not figure out how to make them larger though. They are attached to the first post.




Joe
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By joew
Red face Vans telephone call

Well, you guys are right. The only varible in my epic story was the use of duct tape. It appears as though it is too thick and allowed the rivet some wiggle room. I called Vans, I measured the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By joew
Elevator

Both elevators were completed using the same process. Back rivet plate on a wooden bench. I guess I am unable to post the pics. How do I get authorization todo that? The skin was pressed against...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-31-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By joew
Help!! Possible L elevator problem

Hello all!! As I was admiring my handiwork since I am almost finished with my empannage (so I thought) I noticed the manufactured heads on some of the rivets that attach the skins to the stiffeners...
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