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Forum: My RV Build Project 11-12-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By RV7ForMe
I was not on sight and a test pilot was hired for...

I was not on sight and a test pilot was hired for this. Anything I say is speculative at best...They assume it was a fuel issue but again I wasn't in the cockpit, I simply don't know what happened.
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #57

Little update.

I will be working on fixing a friends RV7A for a little bit. I shall be back to work on my wings once that project is back in the air... I will report back

Read here if you are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #2

Tank reattached.
https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/WxuyauYW3uMe6Ov/download

First fit of the new wing tip.
https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/SGHbMOQQklmfmw8/download

Marking of the wholes that will...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #1

Well, after the basic introduction to all of my beloved tools we started with the wing. Why? well I happen to have all the parts that are needed here for fix a dent in the leading edge of the left...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow RV-7A Rebuild

Hello VAF,

As most of you know, I am currently building my RV-7 (RV7ForMe Build Log (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=130248)) and I have slowly been working on my wings. But I...
Forum: My RV Build Project 11-11-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
Fun!

Uhhh.. Did those a few month ago. So much fun! But the flaps are nice part to build that do go together really quickly.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-07-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 319
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow FS: King KX155 NAV/COM

Hello,

I am selling a working when removed clean Bendix/King KX 155 NAV/COM. Below are some pictures of the unit. What you see is what you get.

I am looking for $800 shipped to the US.

If you have...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-27-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By RV7ForMe
Welcome aboard to the good ship... Great Choice!

Welcome aboard to the good ship...

Great Choice!
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By RV7ForMe
Hallo Malte! I know this doesn't really help but...

Hallo Malte!

I know this doesn't really help but please wait until somebody with RV14 plans chimes in... The -7 has the longerons that are always suggested to order backup in case they don't turn...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By RV7ForMe
Here is what I did and why....YMMV

We have an RV9A at the field with the VANS "total performance" pitot and it works fine...

I got used SB wing kit from 08... I didn't know this at the time but I found out newer kits come standard...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-26-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,114
Posted By RV7ForMe
Very cool! thanks for sharing.

Very cool! thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By RV7ForMe
just to clarify...

the longerons are always in the wing kit because they are the longest parts in the entire airplane and they ship "cheaper" in the wing box. Unless of curse you want to order extra in case you don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,137
Posted By RV7ForMe
I second this one

by Far the most frustrating task in my Empennage kit!
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-06-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,137
Posted By RV7ForMe
You are moving really fast. I am super sloooow...

You are moving really fast. I am super sloooow builder. I like all of your pictures of the FWF stuff coming together. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By RV7ForMe
can you comment on how stable this is ? i build a...

can you comment on how stable this is ? i build a stratux a few months ago and the unit started turning off the wifi and loosing gps after about 1.5h of flight NOT COOL
I don't know if it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-23-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV7ForMe
Just FYI if you call brown tools they will add...

Just FYI if you call brown tools they will add and substract anything you want and still apply the kit discount. At least they did for me. The guy on the other end also knew his tools. So that helped.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV7ForMe
Good Job!

Also a kid from the 90s and also not enough cash to build the whole 7 but started anyhow. You will love it. It is so much fun and you learn so much. Cant Go wrong with the tool kits. I got the brown...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By RV7ForMe
AGREED! That would make me buy one.

AGREED! That would make me buy one.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-16-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #56

First day of aileron construction!

It has been a while since I have posted or worked on the plane. They say you should work on it a little bit every day. Well I must admit I didn't do much of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By RV7ForMe
welcome! the 7 is a great choice!

welcome! the 7 is a great choice!
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
Sweet looking plane! I miss the flying the Rocket...

Sweet looking plane! I miss the flying the Rocket (FR172 with 210HP C/S)
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-03-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
Same here. I have a straight set but it does have...

Same here. I have a straight set but it does have a rubber ring around it. It is the only one I have so nothing to compare it to.
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-01-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
This is interesting. I have yet to let anyone...

This is interesting. I have yet to let anyone buck or drive any rivet on my project. But I know soon the parts are going to to be big enough so that I will need an extra hand... I read most people...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-29-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
I like it....

I like it....
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-18-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
You are working so fast! And looking great btw!...

You are working so fast! And looking great btw! How many hours a month do you put into this baby?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2018, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,338
Posted By RV7ForMe
If you can keep the videos of this process...

If you can keep the videos of this process comming. I really enjoy watching this kind of video. I know it is long way down the road but I too have been playing with the idea of doing this...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-28-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,140
Posted By RV7ForMe
Being a -7 builder I cannot even begin to imagine...

Being a -7 builder I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of work it must be to get this thing drilled straight. That said I enjoy seeing your Fuse come together. Looking like an airplane already..
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 81,980
Posted By RV7ForMe
Cool beans. Looks like you are getting along...

Cool beans. Looks like you are getting along quite nicely with that canopy. Thanks for the pics!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #55

Flaps finished: 40h

I started to repeat each step on the other flap. As one might suspect. It was way easier and went very smoothly without any mistakes.

The plans stress about a straight work...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-26-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks. Honestly this is one of the best hobbies...

Thanks. Honestly this is one of the best hobbies I have had. I learn so many skills with every hour I spend thinking about this plane.
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By RV7ForMe
I don't quite understand this. Is this part of a...

I don't quite understand this. Is this part of a larger kit? because the GAP 26 Pitot heatet or not, DOES NOT come with a mast. I just checked with garmin becasue I just bought a mast for it and was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,900
Posted By RV7ForMe
This is pretty much what mike bush says... I have...

This is pretty much what mike bush says... I have no technical knowledge on the subject but I decided to believe what he said about oil. If you have an hour of free time you could listen to his...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-17-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
Longerons

The Longerons are one of the task I have been thinking about being very difficult to get right. I have them hidden in my shop for now while I build the wings. Thanks for the step by step pictures....
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-16-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
SO true !!!

SO true !!!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-13-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 43,589
Posted By RV7ForMe
Nice progress! Looking perfect with the primer. I...

Nice progress! Looking perfect with the primer. I love the looks of green parts :)
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-09-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #55

So on the second attempt I had to push the lip up while pulling the pop riveter.

Worked out in the end but cost me about 30 min and was completely unnecessary. Wont be doing that again on the right...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-09-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #54

When I got back to the factory I first finished up all the rivets along the hinge (bottom side of the flap).
https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/Jtv0onwDzMjtTQg/download

I purposely changed the order...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,458
Posted By RV7ForMe
Very very cool!

Very very cool!
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks Andy

Thanks Andy
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,231
Posted By RV7ForMe
The -7 is different from the -14 /-10 because the...

The -7 is different from the -14 /-10 because the first kit is just the empennage, it doesn't come with the tail cone. Reason being that with the -7/-8/-9 there are longerons (alum. angle) that goe...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #53

Here is a close up of the rivet holding the shimm
https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/4HoleGZd3SdSIMY/download

The plans are a little vague on what to do and in what order so I decided to put the whole...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-31-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #52

Here we go!

I finally had some time to do a lot of deburring after final drilling al the wholes on both flaps. Bah. Deburring sucks! I totally forgot how time consuming and tedious it is. Anyway,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By RV7ForMe
great video Randy!

great video Randy!
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By RV7ForMe
This is a good question.

Took me a year to build the first kit (RV7). I took my sweet time. But I did not count the hours. Did not have to replace any parts. Everything is primed. Fiberglass is done.

Just stared on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,749
Posted By RV7ForMe
You make it look way too easy...

Thanks for sharing! Glad to see you got back in the air that quick. Haven't started on my tank yet but sure looks like a lot of works for 2 weeks.
Forum: Primers 05-18-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,853
Posted By RV7ForMe
I will second that...

What he said!

I do deburr, dimple, scuff, clean then prime within a 2 hour window... 2K Epoxy pimer. Be ready for this to double your build time!
Forum: Tools 05-15-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By RV7ForMe
Maybe I will get to try one and change my mind....

Maybe I will get to try one and change my mind. The point I was trying to make. It is possible to build the first kit without it.
Forum: Tools 05-14-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By RV7ForMe
RV7 Empennage Tools: My experience

Tools Tools Tools,

I remember before I ordered my empennage kit I spend weeks if not months on this topic. What do I need? What does everyone else buy? What should I buy?

Well. I suppose I should...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-12-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #51

Now that the FL-706B wholes are drilled I enlarged the one originaly prepunched whole to in.
https://uni-muenster.sciebo.de/s/TB1eoOaABWuHWb7/download

Now that the whole is big enough I used a...
Forum: My RV Build Project 05-12-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #50

Day one of wing construction!

It has been a while since I worked on anything. I have been at a halt since sometime in October. The empennage was done besides some fiberglass work and after my last...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 78,668
Posted By RV7ForMe
Weather via Internet

The ability to show weather via internet connection (hotspot wifi from cell phone) for us non ADSB europe flyers would be nothing short of amazing. Basically what the Area 660 can now do. Thanks
Forum: GPS 04-26-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,882
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks Steve. I will be looking forward to more...

Thanks Steve. I will be looking forward to more amazing updates / features!
Forum: GPS 04-26-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,882
Posted By RV7ForMe
This is terrific news! Thank you. Could this data...

This is terrific news! Thank you. Could this data be uploaded to a G3X since we don't have ads-b weather in Europe? As In. Can I use my cell phone to give the 660 internet to get weather and have...
Forum: GPS 04-26-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,882
Posted By RV7ForMe
Cool!

Is there a subscription I need to pay to use this feature? does it really work in all of Europe?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-04-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,741
Posted By RV7ForMe
Thanks for sharing. Would love to see the Bahamas...

Thanks for sharing. Would love to see the Bahamas in person.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By RV7ForMe
Do not have a POH for you but here are the ASI...

Do not have a POH for you but here are the ASI markings from VANS. Maybe that helps.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/speeds.pdf
Forum: Primers 03-31-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By RV7ForMe
Let me make some popcorn...

This sounds like a good start for a "prime war"

Not sure if you have done it already but if you look in the forum and scroll down to
"The Never Ending Debate Section" and
"primer" and then you...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-29-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #49

I was really wishing I never started this whole mess and just ordered the wings from vans and payed the full price. I then politely asked the seller if we cancel the deal. Well, he didn’t want to do...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-29-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #48

Remember when I said “I will be back” ?

Well I am and come bearing news: I have received my RV-7 Wing kit and it all worked out in the end but it was a very long journey with quite a few bumps along...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-29-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #47

While I have never flown or sat any RV7, a friend sometimes takes me flying in his RV-9A. This always motivates me but a few weeks ago he let me get some stick time from the right for about 30 min....
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-29-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #46

#46 Placeholder for things.
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-29-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 33,689
Posted By RV7ForMe
Arrow #45

#45 Placeholder for things.
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