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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-06-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By Bevan
Backriveting is easy to master and yields great...

Backriveting is easy to master and yields great results (smooth skins) on the thinner sheetmetal of control surfaces.

Bevan
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,319
Posted By Bevan
Thanks Scott! The way you tell it, is like being...

Thanks Scott!

The way you tell it, is like being there. Thanks for capturing the atmosphere of a place once busy with men and machines but now at total peace, as it should be.

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By Bevan
If it doesnít have fuel injection, electronic...

If it doesnít have fuel injection, electronic ignition and a CS prop, it doesnít have all the bells and whistles. Flame suit is on! :)

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bevan
Itís not too hard to learn to do a full wrap. I...

Itís not too hard to learn to do a full wrap. I did it in 100 man hours using solid colour 3m1080 vinyl. 5 years and about 300 hrs airtime later it still looks great. Contact me direct if you...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-11-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By Bevan
Yes. You will love fuel injection especially...

Yes.

You will love fuel injection especially if you like to fly LOP.

Bevan
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,338
Posted By Bevan
Fumoto T202N

I really like my Fumoto oil drain valve.

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bevan
What does your POH say? Donít have one? Go...

What does your POH say? Donít have one? Go test. These are not ďtypeĒ certified airplanes.

Bevan
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By Bevan
I think youíve got the cowl in the wrong...

I think youíve got the cowl in the wrong position. Itís final position will be about 2.25 inches forward which will cause the front of the cowl to be raised up to meet the spinner. That will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Bevan
I donít follow the logic of a resettable...

I donít follow the logic of a resettable alternator circuit breaker on the panel. The wiring from the alternator will be sized to handle all the current the alternator can make. But if the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,413
Posted By Bevan
My list of engines that work well on an RV7A...

My list of engines that work well on an RV7A without major integration trouble is...

O-360 A1F6 modified for precision fuel injection (incl purge valve) dual P-mags and an auxiliary alternator on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-11-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bevan
I’ve had good results (no issues) with Shorai. I...

I’ve had good results (no issues) with Shorai. I changed it for a new one after three years and 178 hrs of air-time cause it wasn’t cranking as well as new anymore. LFX18 L1-BS12 puts the +/-...
Forum: Safety 05-05-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Bevan
I stead of mounting it on the wing tip, or the...

I stead of mounting it on the wing tip, or the tail, has anyone installed an ADSB inside the FG wingtip and remove the bulb since it would not be needed inside there.?

Bevan
Forum: COMM 05-01-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Bevan
Buy a used aircraft grade LORAN antenna on EBay...

Buy a used aircraft grade LORAN antenna on EBay ($20). They were made for 144Mhz if I recall. Available in straight or bent style similar to our aviation comm antennas. Bevan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,020
Posted By Bevan
My SOP after the last flight of the day is to...

My SOP after the last flight of the day is to loosen dip stick Immediately after shutdown. It stays open until the next flying day. Visible mist comes out for first few minutes. Aircraft is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,259
Posted By Bevan
You need two Belleville washers. They go on with...

You need two Belleville washers. They go on with the ďcupsĒ facing each other.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Bevan
Fobo tpms

They also come in sets of three. I hadnít considered this type of product before because they only transmitted while they were rolling presumably to save the battery. Apparently with these ones,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-16-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Bevan
Well said! This webpage really needs a ďlikeĒ...

Well said! This webpage really needs a ďlikeĒ button.

Bevan
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-12-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,573
Posted By Bevan
Yes, and couple that with the fact that a twin...

Yes, and couple that with the fact that a twin has twice the chance of losing an engine. A twin really needs to be able to perform (continue to destination) on one engine to be considered superior...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-12-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,573
Posted By Bevan
Likely wouldnít be enough demand to design,...

Likely wouldnít be enough demand to design, produce parts and maintain support. A high-wing back country/float capable design might have wider appeal. Just sayin.

Bevan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-09-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bevan
Iíve found this discussion too late but I would...

Iíve found this discussion too late but I would have suggested checking the pressure with the engine off. Of course it should read very close to zero with the engine not running but my failing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bevan
I noticed the picture of the panel (in post #4)...

I noticed the picture of the panel (in post #4) was of a Canadian aircraft. Hence my interest. It is my understanding that a backup display screen is required for IFR (in Canada) and needs to be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,005
Posted By Bevan
Iím curious about the IFR qualification. I...

Iím curious about the IFR qualification. I assume the co-pilot side screen is the required backup for the main screen. Has it been established that the viewing angle of the second screen is within...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bevan
Consider having a permanently installed second...

Consider having a permanently installed second mechanical oil pressure gauge. If you have a digital engine monitor, you should have room in the panel. I use my mechanical gauge
/sender to watch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Bevan
Doesnít Vanís stock duckworth kits? Bevan.

Doesnít Vanís stock duckworth kits?

Bevan.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bevan
Sticking exhaust valve? Bevan

Sticking exhaust valve?

Bevan
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,098
Posted By Bevan
Excellent write up! Thanks Scott. Bevan

Excellent write up! Thanks Scott.

Bevan
Forum: Canada 02-26-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,953
Posted By Bevan
I have an Andair gascolator (with integral...

I have an Andair gascolator (with integral serviceable filter and sampling drain slightly poking out of the lower root fairing) in each wing root blessed by MDRA in 2015. I sample for water before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,259
Posted By Bevan
I donít think this is a good method as it removes...

I donít think this is a good method as it removes some material from the nut and any surface treatment. Since the breakout force is a range and changes with time (requiring a periodic adjustment),...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,554
Posted By Bevan
The warning to not push/pull on a Hartzell CS...

The warning to not push/pull on a Hartzell CS prop has to do with the propís steel ball bearings not always in their proper position (when not rotating with rat Atis all force) in the aluminum prop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By Bevan
You might start your search by contacting the...

You might start your search by contacting the manufacturer of the engine as stated on the dataplate. Bevan.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,197
Posted By Bevan
I have several black GPS pucks on the passenger...

I have several black GPS pucks on the passenger side of the RV7 glareshield. They are fine there but Iím very glad they are not white! The white puck is mounted under the engine cowl similar to the...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,945
Posted By Bevan
Ive applied twice without much response. Bevan

Ive applied twice without much response.

Bevan
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2020, 02:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,443
Posted By Bevan
I agree with upsizing and using the transponder...

I agree with upsizing and using the transponder breaker as it makes sense but you will want to double check something. Understand that while the breaker must be sized big enough to handle the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Bevan
I always apply a tiny amount of Fuel Lube to the...

I always apply a tiny amount of Fuel Lube to the o-ring and massage it around. I think it makes it easier to the bowl get on/off and may protect the o-ring from the gasoline as well as making a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,427
Views: 348,692
Posted By Bevan
Looks good Steve. Since thereís less air flowing...

Looks good Steve.

Since thereís less air flowing through the cowl, there should be less cooling drag. Did you notice or have any thoughts on speed increase?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Bevan
I disagree. It is my opinion that the 6,7,9 are...

I disagree.

It is my opinion that the 6,7,9 are more similar than different (especially in the context of the entire amateur-built market). There could be more significant differences in build...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,023
Posted By Bevan
I second the suggestion to call Tom. You wonít...

I second the suggestion to call Tom. You wonít regret it.

Bevan
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Bevan
Probably too bulky. Will you have a crotch...

Probably too bulky. Will you have a crotch strap? Iíve not shown with 3Ē but I have an old set of military 3Ē. I use 2Ē Crow with integrated shoulder pads, a crotch strap and rotary buckle. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-24-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,169
Posted By Bevan
I do the same. Sometimes wish I had a way to pop...

I do the same. Sometimes wish I had a way to pop open the oil door from the cockpit.

Bevan
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By Bevan
Defrost or de-fog?

Not sure if youíre asking a theoretical question (ie not flying yet). If youíre just concerned about de-fogging capability, it doesnít take much airflow. I use two small muffin fans and they work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,994
Posted By Bevan
I bought a tank thatís tall enough to see the...

I bought a tank thatís tall enough to see the gauges when it stands on the baggage floor (right side) and mounted to the sidewall. This has worked out very well for me.

Bevan
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-16-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,536
Posted By Bevan
Iím running two P-mags. I really like them. As...

Iím running two P-mags. I really like them. As previously mentioned, changing the first mag to a P-mag provides of the most benefit. I want my backup to be just a great as the primary. So I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By Bevan
If you have a look at the size of the hole all...

If you have a look at the size of the hole all the fuel must pass through in the Fuel flow sender, you will understand why it should be downstream of the fuel pump. Sucking fuel through that small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,741
Posted By Bevan
Why not just use APRS? It works great and the...

Why not just use APRS? It works great and the service is free.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,002
Posted By Bevan
It’s good to define what each is best suited for....

It’s good to define what each is best suited for. You need at least one of each, but for a third supply of electrons, which form of supply should it be?

A) Batteries are a short term reservoir of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-07-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,263
Posted By Bevan
CS prop is more fun! Bevan

CS prop is more fun!

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By Bevan
Try these...

Try these guys...

https://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By Bevan
Floor jack under the nose gear leg in front of...

Floor jack under the nose gear leg in front of the tire. Use a small square of plywood on the pad so as to not damage the threads. Have a block of wood nearby to lower the fork into once the tire...
Forum: Tools 06-26-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,140
Posted By Bevan
I ground a cheap pop rivet tool for close...

I ground a cheap pop rivet tool for close quarters. It works better than my more expensive tool so itís been my go to all purpose riveter.

Bevan
Forum: Painting your RV 06-20-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,721
Posted By Bevan
I’d like to clarify what I believe to be an...

I’d like to clarify what I believe to be an error.

3M 1080 is NOT porous. At the factory, the adhesive is laid down lengthwise on the back in microscopic rows. In your shop, the vinyl gets...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-16-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,724
Posted By Bevan
Bandc.biz

Dave,

I recommend you check out ďB and CĒ see

Www.bandc.biz

for all your aircraft electrical needs including alternator. Very knowledgeable folks and top notch products.

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-02-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 76,002
Posted By Bevan
I would have seriously considered this (w&b...

I would have seriously considered this (w&b calculations) had I known weight would tend to be aft.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By Bevan
If youíre married and want your wife to like to...

If youíre married and want your wife to like to fly with you, ask her which seating position she would prefer. This may be a critical detail for her and youíll want her on board with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By Bevan
Congrats! Bevan.

Congrats!

Bevan.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By Bevan
Mines on first inspection panel and works good. ...

Mines on first inspection panel and works good. I canít see how there would be any engine heat there.

Bevan
RV7A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Bevan
All takeoffs are soft field technique: Flaps 10...

All takeoffs are soft field technique:
Flaps 10 (or even with full aileron down deflection)
Feed in power while holding the stick back
Raise the nose off and hold that attitude until it flies...
Forum: Safety 04-01-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,527
Posted By Bevan
I donít think planning for multiple failures on...

I donít think planning for multiple failures on the same flight is a thing. My theory is to make everything as robust as I can. Check and maintain everything just as well. If something goes south...
Forum: Safety 04-01-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,527
Posted By Bevan
I wouldnít think boh alternators would be in use...

I wouldnít think boh alternators would be in use at the same time but I donít have Z12 in front of me at the moment. Are you planning to split the load between two alternators running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,163
Posted By Bevan
This practice is not the same as mass scalping...

This practice is not the same as mass scalping for profit (which I donít agree with either). The govt requires your plane to have an N-number. The govt does not require you to go to a particular...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-18-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By Bevan
Don, I have a Mini 4 mounted on a RAM mount to...

Don, I have a Mini 4 mounted on a RAM mount to the left side of the panel on an angle. It faces me directly and I have no problem with glare or screen brightness. I love it there and would do it...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-03-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,429
Posted By Bevan
A local painter who painted a friendís RV...

A local painter who painted a friendís RV (primer, base, clear) confessed it probably added 55lb after a couple minutes of figuring. I didnít want a single stage basic paint job so this it what I...
Forum: Painting your RV 03-01-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,429
Posted By Bevan
I did a full wrap myself but there was no old...

I did a full wrap myself but there was no old paint to deal with. Iím sure youíd have to get the loose paint off first. In my opinion, the wrap is easier, faster, lighter (50%), and cheaper than...
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