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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used the wing walk from Flyboys. It is an...

I used the wing walk from Flyboys. It is an embossed vinyl, so no sandpaper grit. Only 2 3/4 years and 375 hrs worth of in and outs so far but no peeling and still like new. Not quite as slip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By RV7 To Go
When I did mine I installed the gear leg fairings...

When I did mine I installed the gear leg fairings first. Aircraft level in flight attitude and off the gear on sawhorses. Aligned the fairings as per the string method in the manual. Wheel pants were...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-01-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By RV7 To Go
Some of the guys on our field have old battery...

Some of the guys on our field have old battery operated golf carts to which they added tow bars front and back. They were relatively cheap (about $700) compared to a tug. One of the guys has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By RV7 To Go
I originally purchased the primer solenoid kit...

I originally purchased the primer solenoid kit while building my 7. During the build I purchased a 4 with no primer. Pumping the throttle 2 or 3 times when cold, using the accelerator pump in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By RV7 To Go
No comment on the Viking, but if I were building...

No comment on the Viking, but if I were building another I would consider the UL-520. It seems to have a lot of advantages with the light weight, high power (200hp), modern electronic ignition and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By RV7 To Go
Email sent.

Email sent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. Expensive stuff but works great! Little is...

+1. Expensive stuff but works great! Little is required so it lasts. Works great for TW swivel and pins as well. Gas caps are still smooth and free after about 400 fillups in the last 32 months.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-27-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. I always use new lock washers when...

+1. I always use new lock washers when reinstalling or after adjusting. Never had one come loose yet. Our engine/maintenance shops do many mag changes and timing adjustments on our 28 ship fleet...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-26-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By RV7 To Go
I don't think the flop tube is flexible enough or...

I don't think the flop tube is flexible enough or has enough room to fold over on itself in the tank...could be wrong though. I wonder if it might have gotten stuck maybe on some proseal that hadn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By RV7 To Go
I have a 3878 on my O-360 RV7. Ran too lean. Put...

I have a 3878 on my O-360 RV7. Ran too lean. Put the Mooney mod kit in (one size larger nozzle and restrictor for the economizer cct) ,which made it equivalent to the 4164, and it runs great. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 64,184
Posted By RV7 To Go
What quantities did you run? Haven't had issues...

What quantities did you run? Haven't had issues with stuck valves to date but have often wondered about using the MMO as a preventative measure.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By RV7 To Go
Certainly no expert here but I wouldn't have an...

Certainly no expert here but I wouldn't have an issue either way. Running an overhauled crank in my 360. So far 370 hrs with no issues. The club uses reman cranks in their rebuilds and they go over...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,747
Posted By RV7 To Go
There is a post on VAF about someone installing a...

There is a post on VAF about someone installing a Tailbeacon (US version) in the wingtip. They said it worked fine. At 105 mm high it looks like this one will fit in the tip as well. The light can be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,223
Posted By RV7 To Go
You can fit and remove. I didn't have room in my...

You can fit and remove. I didn't have room in my garage to install the wings when they said to do it in the manual. Did everything I could and installed the wings for the first time when I brought...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,747
Posted By RV7 To Go
I see the TailbeaconX is now for sale at ACS....

I see the TailbeaconX is now for sale at ACS. Requires a control head or connection to an EFIS (GRT & MGL listed). Works world wide. A mere $3474 C plus the head or EFIS.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By RV7 To Go
I spoke to the manufacturer of my oil cooler...

I spoke to the manufacturer of my oil cooler (Niagara) after my O-360 made metal and was told that there no guarantee of getting all the metal out with flushing due it's construction. I figured it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used the B&C 20 Amp on the vac pad on my 7. The...

I used the B&C 20 Amp on the vac pad on my 7. The electrical is set up as per the Aeroelectric plan with an E-Buss. In the event of a main alt failure the BU can be turned on and run minimum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1. I did the same...just notched the brace for...

+1. I did the same...just notched the brace for my Dynon 10" EFIS and reinforced it around the notch. Still had room to attach it at the top and bottom to the panel. Very solid.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,894
Posted By RV7 To Go
Having been to Osh a few times before, I went to...

Having been to Osh a few times before, I went to SnF for the first time in 2018. Essentially just a mini Osh for me. In a week at Osh you will not see and do it all. SnF just requires a couple days....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By RV7 To Go
Transport etc.

Sounds like you have a great space to build. Did my 7 in a 20x20 garage with double 8' doors. Took the tail off again to get the fuse out. Put the wings on at the hangar for the first time (twice)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By RV7 To Go
As was said, there are lots of great VFR options...

As was said, there are lots of great VFR options that offer good support...Dynon, GRT, AFS, MGL, Garmin... It is definitely a bit overwhelming making a choice. Everyone has their opinion on which one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,163
Posted By RV7 To Go
Now that's funny!:D:D

Now that's funny!:D:D
Forum: Safety 02-23-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By RV7 To Go
Over the 450 hrs I had my 4, I slipped it in all...

Over the 450 hrs I had my 4, I slipped it in all configurations. Never had an issue. Lets you lose altitude in a hurry.
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By RV7 To Go
I initially installed my Dynon OAT probe there as...

I initially installed my Dynon OAT probe there as well. It was always a few degrees out when flying. I was told that Dynon has compensation for ram effect so the probe is supposed to be exposed to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,252
Posted By RV7 To Go
I use Krytox 205 grease. It was originally...

I use Krytox 205 grease. It was originally purchased to lube the o-rings in my fuel caps but works great in the tailwheel swivel as well. It is expensive stuff but very little is required so it goes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By RV7 To Go
That's the way I did it. Although my bypass valve...

That's the way I did it. Although my bypass valve is oriented to direct the bypass air out the bottom. I oriented the heat muff inlet to the back of the exhaust pipe and the outlet to the front in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By RV7 To Go
For the last 7 years I have had good luck with...

For the last 7 years I have had good luck with the Aero Classic Leakguard tubes from ACS. Only add air once a year when the weather gets colder. About half the price of the Michelin's.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,664
Posted By RV7 To Go
Think you have it bad...that same engine will...

Think you have it bad...that same engine will cost at least $50K Canadian after exchange, shipping, taxes, brokerage...no money trees up here either!

Back on track...Once you nail down the mission,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,128
Posted By RV7 To Go
Feb 8 - flew a leisurely 1/2 hr to CYHS (Hanover)...

Feb 8 - flew a leisurely 1/2 hr to CYHS (Hanover) from CNC3 (Brampton) with some of the guys for the $100+ lunch. Sunny, clear, smooth and -15C at 3000'. Cabin was very comfortable with the sun, seat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By RV7 To Go
+ another...gust lock, oil cooler shutter, cowl...

+ another...gust lock, oil cooler shutter, cowl flap, O2 monitor. Great parts and service!!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By RV7 To Go
OMG...that looks like it was ground out by by a...

OMG...that looks like it was ground out by by a Dremel/die grinder for clearance. What did the other part look like? That just goes to show you can never have too many eyes checking out your plane!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By RV7 To Go
Interesting indeed....my new Vans supplied 60A PP...

Interesting indeed....my new Vans supplied 60A PP failed after 2 hours.... runaway which blew the field fuse. Took it into a local alt/starter shop. They told me a rectifier failed taking out the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By RV7 To Go
Can't offer a comparison but my new Tempest on my...

Can't offer a comparison but my new Tempest on my O-360 is still performing well after 2.5 yrs and 350 hrs, producing the same 5-6 psig as when first installed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,232
Posted By RV7 To Go
I have the slotted Skybolts on my 7. The...

I have the slotted Skybolts on my 7. The screwdriver can not slide out of the slot as it is a closed end slot machined into the head (metal left on both ends). No easier to have the Slot screwdriver...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By RV7 To Go
I tried a few different LED replacements from...

I tried a few different LED replacements from Amazon, Home Depot and on-line. A couple had so much RF noise they were unusable. The on-line ones (can't remember the vendor) worked OK after our on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,092
Posted By RV7 To Go
Steve, I have been using dessicant driers for...

Steve,

I have been using dessicant driers for the last 15 years on 3 different planes. I found the closed loop would last about 3 times longer in all seasons here in southern Ontario. In winter my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By RV7 To Go
[QUOTE Al, what time is "breakfast" on Saturdays?...

[QUOTE Al, what time is "breakfast" on Saturdays? I'd love to see a few flying '7's![/QUOTE]

Guys trickle in starting around 8 until around 9am. Hope to see you there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By RV7 To Go
Welcome to the RV world!

Hey Phil, nice to hear of another RV coming to the great white north! Pop into CNC3 Brampton some Saturday morning. We meet for breakfast or a fly out if the weather is ok. There are a dozen various...
Forum: ADS-B 12-26-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,969
Posted By RV7 To Go
The following is from a COPA article on the...

The following is from a COPA article on the uAvionix proposed tail beacon test for Canada. Keep in mind that the ADSB equipment for the US ground based system will probably not work for the Canadian...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,831
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used a towing strap wrapped around the...

I used a towing strap wrapped around the tailwheel on my 7. Laid the strap on the ground behind the plane and drove one wheel of my car onto the strap. Still used the brakes and full up elevator. No...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-17-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By RV7 To Go
I did my 7 tipper with the fuse sitting on short...

I did my 7 tipper with the fuse sitting on short supports while doing the canopy, FWF stuff as well as the panel and most wiring etc. (Same issue with the low garage height). I then had to remove...
Forum: Propellers 12-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,199
Posted By RV7 To Go
Welcome to one of the never-ending debates! As...

Welcome to one of the never-ending debates!

As others have said...it is critical to define your mission first. The decision may be simpler after that.

CS is typically heavier. CS has better TO...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By RV7 To Go
In order to have the fire resistance rating the...

In order to have the fire resistance rating the Firesleeve must be banded at both ends. I have seen people use multiple wraps of lock wire instead of the clamp. Not sure if this is an approved...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By RV7 To Go
From your replies it sounds like you really want...

From your replies it sounds like you really want to build rather than buy a flying plane. While building is far more costly in time, money and frustration there is no greater satisfaction than when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,301
Posted By RV7 To Go
If memory serves, my 7 was 73 lbs in flight...

If memory serves, my 7 was 73 lbs in flight attitude empty. It was 130 lbs with full fuel and about 30 lbs baggage in 3 pt attitude. Wondered why it was so heavy to lift...

I build the wooden lift...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By RV7 To Go
I have no experience with this product. The Sika...

I have no experience with this product. The Sika site says to test if using with different applications other than glass (it is an auto glass product), to ensure proper adhesion. I think with an open...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tim, You will find different sizes of both...

Tim,

You will find different sizes of both dipsticks and breathers. Just have to see what you have and build one accordingly.

Some of the guys on the field have built them with a hygrometer inside...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By RV7 To Go
I made a similar drier years ago based on an...

I made a similar drier years ago based on an article in an EAA magazine. Just an aquarium pump from the pet store, a 1.5L soda bottle, Tygon tubing, fittings and indicating Silica. I use round...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,053
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1 Before I purchased my 4 I had no TW time so I...

+1

Before I purchased my 4 I had no TW time so I got 20 hrs on a Super Cub and 10 on a Citabria (all front seat). I was assured by a club member at our field (who had built 8 RV's and a Rocket) that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,378
Posted By RV7 To Go
As others have said...buy a new one and replace...

As others have said...buy a new one and replace the o-ring in the old one for a spare.

When changing the drain keep the filler cap on and plug the air vent. You will have very little fuel run out of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,532
Posted By RV7 To Go
On my 4 (which I did not build) I only got about...

On my 4 (which I did not build) I only got about 50-60 hrs on a set of cheaper tires. This was after changing them side to side after 15-20 hrs, due to uneven wear, and then turning them on the rim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By RV7 To Go
I use the PPF on the flap and the UHMW tape under...

I use the PPF on the flap and the UHMW tape under the overhang on the wing. Two years and 300 hrs still looks good with no visible wear.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By RV7 To Go
On both my 4 and 7, I wrapped electrical tape...

On both my 4 and 7, I wrapped electrical tape around the gear leg just above the bend and installed a gear (hose) clamp around the gear leg (a wide one not the narrow one) with the screw at the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By RV7 To Go
I winter fly my 7 and my 4 before that. As...

I winter fly my 7 and my 4 before that. As mentioned the TD's have less clearance under the wings and tail so watch the snow banks and drifts.

I had a situation with snow melt on the runway on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By RV7 To Go
Yes, I did the mod myself with no issues. My...

Yes, I did the mod myself with no issues. My first time working on an aviation carb. The kit includes a drill bit for the restrictor hole. Apparently there are 2 sizes of holes in the body. I did not...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-10-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By RV7 To Go
I had similar issues with my MS10-3878. After...

I had similar issues with my MS10-3878. After reading about it on the forum I decided to try the M mod. I bought the mod kit (MS#666-660F) and the new float (MS#666-1002F) from ACS. The mod kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,827
Posted By RV7 To Go
Had my original Zulu's for 10 years. They have...

Had my original Zulu's for 10 years. They have been repaired twice, under warranty both times, for the usual cord and earpiece issues.

I was undecided between the Bose A20 and the new Zulu 3. Went...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,260
Posted By RV7 To Go
I would not fly with an engine making metal like...

I would not fly with an engine making metal like that in your photo.

At 34 hrs after a rebuild, my 2nd oil change had less metal than you show but more than there should be. A jug was pulled and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,947
Posted By RV7 To Go
In my 160hp O320 I had to clean the plugs every...

In my 160hp O320 I had to clean the plugs every 15-20 hrs due to lead fouling (only the bottoms were a problem but I would clean them all). I switched the bottom plugs to the 37BY's and went over 100...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By RV7 To Go
I had a 4 which I flew for 450 hrs over 4 years....

I had a 4 which I flew for 450 hrs over 4 years. I did not build it so I don't know if there was anything special done in the build. It fit me from the start with no changes required other than a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,846
Posted By RV7 To Go
My O-360 powered RV7 all in cost is $100 C per...

My O-360 powered RV7 all in cost is $100 C per flight hour ( I keep a detailed spreadsheet on costs) based on 120-150 hrs per year. In Canada we can do our own annuals and mtc including signoffs,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By RV7 To Go
http://i63.tinypic.com/e8se80.jpg I installed a...

http://i63.tinypic.com/e8se80.jpg

I installed a quadrant but no console. The quadrant is great except when I have to get under the panel...
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