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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bevan
Black Friday doesnít offer deals on what I...

Black Friday doesnít offer deals on what I desire. But I am saving a bunch by doing my own annual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Bevan
I used a 1 1/2 inch putty knife and a safety...

I used a 1 1/2 inch putty knife and a safety razor. Once the cover is off, be sure to clean all the remaining cork and proseal off all surfaces and vacuum out all debris. Re-install cover with just...
Forum: Canada 11-23-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,969
Posted By Bevan
Iíve not flown in a 12 but like Doug says, I too...

Iíve not flown in a 12 but like Doug says, I too donít understand the attraction except to comply with the rules of a new category. An Rv9A can probably be bought for less than what it costs to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-22-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,768
Posted By Bevan
I had about 180hrs (no tail wheel time) prior to...

I had about 180hrs (no tail wheel time) prior to flying my RV7A. I did 6 hrs transition training. I feel the speed differences (landing and cruise) negligible. Landing approach is 67-72 Kts....
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-22-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,120
Posted By Bevan
Scott, what would you say the typical weight is...

Scott, what would you say the typical weight is for an RV7A with 4 cyl Lyc and metal prop?

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,253
Posted By Bevan
That's ATC's call. Only they know the big...

That's ATC's call. Only they know the big picture. They could have asked you to slow down for sequencing. There may have been something else going on that you're not aware of.

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-21-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Bevan
I seem to recall a Van's approved fix for when...

I seem to recall a Van's approved fix for when the longeron holes are too close to the edge. I cannot find it now but it involved replacing the small spacer under the two bolts with one which was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,231
Posted By Bevan
Shimmy is caused by a combination of things being...

Shimmy is caused by a combination of things being present at the same time. Excitation force repeating at the same frequency as the resonant frequency of the overall structure (spring gear with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-17-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Bevan
Hi Larry, Look at drawing 27A. Lower right...

Hi Larry,

Look at drawing 27A. Lower right corner of the page you will find view C-C, " F-781 attach detail". It shows dimensions from the centre line.

Bevan.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,534
Posted By Bevan
His method of calculation was how many gallons he...

His method of calculation was how many gallons he used, then subtracting for overspray and vaporization/curing. Not very scientific but he was arguing that paint doesn't weigh more than vinyl. Go...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,534
Posted By Bevan
I weighed a square foot of vinyl (3m-1080) and...

I weighed a square foot of vinyl (3m-1080) and multiplied that by my calculated surface area of the entire airframe. The calculated result was 17lb. I rounded that up to 20 to account for some...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,537
Posted By Bevan
For the Canadians monitoring this thread: In...

For the Canadians monitoring this thread: In Canada, 123.45 Mhz is an air to air frequency for use in Canadian Northern Domestic airspace and the North Atlantic.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,285
Posted By Bevan
Scott, Any idea how many tail kits have been...

Scott,

Any idea how many tail kits have been sold to date?

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,612
Posted By Bevan
Flying Music

I don't listen to music when flying, but if I did, the following would be on the play list:
Fly Away, Lenny Kravitz
Still I Fly, Spencer Lee
A Sentimental Journey, Doris Day (long cross country...
Forum: RV-10 11-11-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,627
Posted By Bevan
I'm thinking vapour lock. Where in the system is...

I'm thinking vapour lock. Where in the system is your fuel flow transducer?

Bevan.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-09-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,159
Posted By Bevan
How would you shut down a stuck starter solenoid?...

How would you shut down a stuck starter solenoid? :eek:

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By Bevan
Obviously Vans is a private, for-profit business...

Obviously Vans is a private, for-profit business and it's success depends on many factors. It would be nice if Vans supported their kits for ever as it takes significant time just to get to the...
Forum: Canada 11-09-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,931
Posted By Bevan
Thanks Rob. It's nice to have it summarized in...

Thanks Rob. It's nice to have it summarized in one place.

Bevan.
Forum: Canada 11-09-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,931
Posted By Bevan
I don't recall any discussion about an exemption...

I don't recall any discussion about an exemption at the time I had the final inspection. I'm sure I would remember if it had come up. May I assume that if the exemption was in place at the time of...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,931
Posted By Bevan
Rob, I have read through this thread and 549...

Rob,

I have read through this thread and 549 online a few times (549.01 is missing online). This topic is hurting my brain as I try to understand it. I think you have a good handle of this issue. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Bevan
Here we go...:rolleyes: Bevan

Here we go...:rolleyes:

Bevan
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-06-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
Posted By Bevan
Love my GRT. Touch screen wasn't available at the...

Love my GRT. Touch screen wasn't available at the time. I use an IPad in cockpit for maps and airport info. That's enough touch screen for me! Too hard to use in turbulence.

Fingerprints would be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By Bevan
Throttle quadrant instead of pull/pull controls: ...

Throttle quadrant instead of pull/pull controls: Takes up less room and I just like levers better.

Hinged rear baggage upper bulkhead opens up to an enclosed storage space and also mounted my ELT...
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,772
Posted By Bevan
By looking at the dimpled holes with a magnifying...

By looking at the dimpled holes with a magnifying glass, perhaps you could tell if they were drilled or just punched only.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,194
Posted By Bevan
Shorai 18Ah mounted on the engine side of the...

Shorai 18Ah mounted on the engine side of the firewall with crowbar over voltage protection. Has worked flawless for 2+ years and 150+ hrs.

One day the engine wouldn't start (cause it wasn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Bevan
Fuel caps may be off and upside down when the...

Fuel caps may be off and upside down when the fuel nozzle arrives at the plane. Thereby scuttling the last chance for the fuel guy's brain to make the connection about the wrong fuel. Also, fuel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,790
Posted By Bevan
"Do something everyday". Bevan

"Do something everyday".

Bevan
Forum: RV-4 10-30-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 46,475
Posted By Bevan
I had shimmy above 35PSI. 25-30 seems to work...

I had shimmy above 35PSI. 25-30 seems to work good for me. At 20 PSI they started to look flat.

Bevan
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-27-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,483
Posted By Bevan
Really? It's Scott's story and I for one...

Really? It's Scott's story and I for one appreciate all the detail, pictures and time he took to write about his big adventure for others to enjoy and even to learn from. According to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,270
Posted By Bevan
Great advice but sometimes 100 miles can take a...

Great advice but sometimes 100 miles can take a long time by car if the highways don't line up or like in my neck of the woods, a gov't ferry is part of the land based travel scheme. 50 miles here...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,270
Posted By Bevan
My opinion is a 2-seat RV would be more practical...

My opinion is a 2-seat RV would be more practical for your purposes. As previously stated, an RV6 would be a good value and many to choose from.

I know a couple pilots who commute and they keep a...
Forum: Safety 10-21-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,368
Posted By Bevan
I was thinking the same thing! Bevan

I was thinking the same thing!

Bevan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bevan
This doesn't make sense. If its the blue dye in...

This doesn't make sense. If its the blue dye in 100LL that's causing the sealant to soften, then the sealant in NOT impervious to 100LL. I would think there is lots of blue staining inside the tank...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-18-2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Bevan
I like Locktite 567 with PTFE in a tube. Amazon...

I like Locktite 567 with PTFE in a tube. Amazon has it.

Bevan.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Bevan
Gear shimmy was non-existent for the first...

Gear shimmy was non-existent for the first hundred hours or so and then I started to get a shake around 20-25kts taxi speed. Balancing and changing tires did not make a difference. It turns out my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,026
Posted By Bevan
I mounted a Nova Strobe power supply behind the...

I mounted a Nova Strobe power supply behind the baggage bulkhead on a bracket I fabricated. I wanted to keep it away from audio wiring for electrical noise suppression. Not sure if it was going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,658
Posted By Bevan
I'm in the older group but "self-identify" in a...

I'm in the older group but "self-identify" in a younger group. How do I answer the poll? :D

Bevan
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,229
Posted By Bevan
In my opinion, self-powered EI are going to be...

In my opinion, self-powered EI are going to be best method for the masses because they are the closest thing to what they are replacing, the self-contained magneto. For those who want EI and don't...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-07-2017, 11:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,229
Posted By Bevan
Before first flight, my mid time engine was...

Before first flight, my mid time engine was modified with for fuel injection and dual pmags. 150+ hrs now troublefree. I like the performance, ease of install and maintenance, less weight, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,285
Posted By Bevan
Scott, Is the Van's list searchable so that we...

Scott,

Is the Van's list searchable so that we may find/check our original submission and update if necessary?

Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-01-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By Bevan
If they are put in the hot engine area without a...

If they are put in the hot engine area without a cooling shroud.

Bevan.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2017, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By Bevan
Not sure what happened there. Maybe you...

Not sure what happened there. Maybe you assembled the plate in reverse and/or upside down. The easiest fix now may be to carefully drill new holes in the sender's steel plate to make the correct...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-25-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Bevan
Oil temp probe failure

For the second time in about 150hrs, the second oil temperature probe has failed. Actually, the first one may have been before I got it because it never worked. Anyway, I don't want to order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,205
Posted By Bevan
Where it will drop to as low as 2psi in the...

Where it will drop to as low as 2psi in the nozzle lines (according to people on here smarter than I). Fortunately there's lots of cooling air here during flight but not so much when...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By Bevan
When/how to measure oil quantity?

This may not be significant but I've often wondered if the marking on the dipstick indicate how much oil is in the oil pan, or in the engine?

Assume that the oil has just been drained and the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-21-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,645
Posted By Bevan
And likely the liability will come back to the...

And likely the liability will come back to the person who neglected to make the log book entry. :eek:


Bevan
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-21-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bevan
Rob, have a closer look at mine one day. The...

Rob, have a closer look at mine one day. The whole top panel is on a hinge and 1/2 turn fasteners around the top. It opens up to an enclosed area extending back to the next bulkhead. Easy access...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By Bevan
My gascolators have always been in the wing roots...

My gascolators have always been in the wing roots of my RV7A and we're passed by the MDRA rep without any concern as I recall. I have found them to be easily inspectable in this location.

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,016
Posted By Bevan
If you have an engine monitor, it may have an...

If you have an engine monitor, it may have an unused port for another temp probe. If so, that may be the easiest and may also offer data logging for it as well. This worked for me using Grand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 01:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,581
Posted By Bevan
I have one gascolator in each wing root, about 75...

I have one gascolator in each wing root, about 75 micron if memory serves correct.

Bevan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,581
Posted By Bevan
Can anybody post a source for a 30 micron...

Can anybody post a source for a 30 micron cleanable/inspectable filter and suggest a suitable mounting location/method in a FWF (hot) environment?

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,020
Posted By Bevan
My experience and saticefaction mirror the above....

My experience and saticefaction mirror the above. 160-165kts TAS at 8-12000' burning 7-7.5gph. Low CHTs. Dual pmags V40 now but no issues for all 150+hrs so far. Precision FI also contributes to...
Forum: COMM 09-11-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Bevan
It's probably always been happening but you've...

It's probably always been happening but you've not noticed it yet. Your eyes have been outside and that's a good thing.

My fuel pressure fluctuates when I push PTT. It likely has to do with RF...
Forum: COMM 09-11-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Bevan
It's probably always been happening but you've...

It's probably always been happening but you've not noticed it yet. Your eyes have been outside and that's a good thing.

My fuel pressure fluctuates too when I push PTT. It likely has to do with RF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,680
Posted By Bevan
There's four benefits for moving the prop to fine...

There's four benefits for moving the prop to fine on the downwind leg. The CS prop can be a big speed brake if it's in fine pitch and the RVs can benefit from some drag for landing.

1) I find...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-10-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bevan
The above is not correct. The load does not care...

The above is not correct. The load does not care where it is in the circuit. The total wire length must be considered if you are calculating total wire resistance and the associated voltage drop...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Bevan
Wouldn't the forward CG limit be tested with full...

Wouldn't the forward CG limit be tested with full fuel?

Bevan
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,351
Posted By Bevan
According my experience, a large bag of Ms...

According my experience, a large bag of Ms Vickies salt n vinegar chips is calibrated to burst at 7000' pressure altitude. The delicious aroma was instant. ;)

Bevan.
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-24-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By Bevan
My spot also sits on the shelf sans service plan....

My spot also sits on the shelf sans service plan. APRS (free real time tracking) has been working flawlessly and 406 ELT is a good value.

Bevan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bevan
I put one gascolator (Andair 375) and mini...

I put one gascolator (Andair 375) and mini shutoff valve (Summit Racing) under each root fairing on my Rv7A. The valve is safetied open. It is a very reliable ball valve design. Prevents siphoning...
Forum: Canada 08-22-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By Bevan
Consider heading up to Squamish airport on...

Consider heading up to Squamish airport on Saturday/Sunday. Should be lots going on there, and not far from Vancouver.

Bevan
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-09-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,515
Posted By Bevan
That's cool. I would like to know more about how...

That's cool. I would like to know more about how you accomplished manual priming.

Bevan
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