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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used 2 screws with nut plates on each side...

I used 2 screws with nut plates on each side closest to the prop and toward the middle. Just use a long #2 screwdriver to get at both which works great. Keeps everything tight. I have seen the pain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By RV7 To Go
Sorry no pics but I run 2 muffs in series on my...

Sorry no pics but I run 2 muffs in series on my O360 powered 7 with the Vans supplied Vetterman exhaust. The muffs are both installed reverse flow (discharge out closest to the prop) and hooked up in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By RV7 To Go
+1 I had the same issue on mine. Just kept...

+1 I had the same issue on mine. Just kept working it and it did come out. Throw a little mouse milk on it to help out.

In speaking with Dynon after 2 probe failures they said I had the earlier...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By RV7 To Go
Scope

Not sure what you consider is too expensive. I purchased a Vividia 980 articulating scope at SnFun last year on sale for $300. It shows a great picture on my cell or tablet connected via USB. The...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By RV7 To Go
Lube

I just use cam lube which you can get at most auto parts stores at a reasonable price and quantity. It is very sticky so it won't run off before first start and is designed for corrosion protection...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By RV7 To Go
Heater

+1 to the above

I installed a second muff in series with the first through a single heat box in my 7. I also wrapped the muffs with a titanium heat wrap (Amazon). They are both piped reverse flow...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-29-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,504
Posted By RV7 To Go
The following is a quote from the COPA site dated...

The following is a quote from the COPA site dated Dec 20/18.

"Effective January 11, 2019, certification of new 121.5 ELTs in the U.S. will be prohibited. Six months later, the FCC will implement the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-28-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By RV7 To Go
Caps

Spruce lists the SPRL caps which look the same as the Vans Deluxe cap. They show both locking and non.

LIGHTWEIGHT LOCKING SPRL FUEL CAP WITH THREADED FLANGE

Not In Stock
(Expected Mon Jan 14 2019...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-27-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By RV7 To Go
Fuel caps

They still show the Deluxe caps for sale. The Deluxe ones have a special flange. Vans says "On-line ordering is not available for this item. Please select the order form for this item from the order...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By RV7 To Go
In my Skybolt kit I received 6 of the floating...

In my Skybolt kit I received 6 of the floating receptacles and the rest were fixed. The kit was only for the firewall The cowl split line was not included. I installed 2 floaters on each side at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 121,600
Posted By RV7 To Go
Smile 200 kts GS

http://i67.tinypic.com/2jg2edz.jpg

Hoping the pic works....

Firewalled leaving CYTB yesterday in my 7 with a climb to 3000' and a 21 kt tailwind. Running ROP on a 180 hp O-360, Marvel 10-3878 with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By RV7 To Go
Step

Finally a flying day!! Not many this fall in the great white north (not much white either).

My 7 measures 17 3/4" from the floor to the top of the flap trailing edge. (Flaps up).

My neighbours 7A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By RV7 To Go
Step

+1

The 7 with the electric flaps, and my not liking to leave the flaps in the down position on the ground, makes for getting in and particularly out a big step. Getting my 90 yr young father in and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By RV7 To Go
In Canada it is a mandate to have a gascolator....

In Canada it is a mandate to have a gascolator. In my 4 I had no primer. My carb had an accelerator pump. Always started fine even down to -8C (the coldest I have flown in, -14C at altitude). Never a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By RV7 To Go
RV training

Hi Rob,

I was in a similar situation as you. Building a 7 with no TW time and only about 400 hrs 152/172 time.

My insurance requirement was for min 10 hrs TW with no RV specific requirement. I was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,993
Posted By RV7 To Go
Nose seal

I had the nose seal blow completely out on my rebuilt O-360 after a short startup ground run. Followed the Lycoming install procedure on a new one piece seal. This one started leaking after about 35...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By RV7 To Go
Info

+1. There are a number of great builder websites for 7/7A's (don't know how they find the time and energy to do it, but glad they do!). I bookmarked a few of them and checked them out when I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By RV7 To Go
Truck

I also used a Penske 26' truck. The extended tail gate was long and wide enough to allow me to roll the wheels onto the gate and then while it was raised I raised the tail and rolled the fuse in. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,959
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tipper cover

Abbey at Flightline Interiors makes them. They are $60.00 US. Mine on my 7 tipper is great.
http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/accessories

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By RV7 To Go
Steinair

I can recommend the Stein vent. Seals tight when closed and lots flow when open. Have them in my 7.

Al
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,049
Posted By RV7 To Go
CAT

Carb air temp can be used to check if your carb heat is working. One of the guys on the field noticed with his 6A that the carb heat gave him about a 50 degree rise on the ground but in the air he...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By RV7 To Go
Sika

I don't know about a 4, but I used less than one tube for my 7 tipper for both the canopy and the rear window. I used 1/8" thick spacers between the framework and the plexiglass. Can't imagine a 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By RV7 To Go
Gascolator

In Canada we are required to have a gascolator. I also used the Steves on my 7 in the Vans location. Easy to open and clean with the quarter turn lock.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,250
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tipper mod

Not sure if this pic thing is going to work...

It seems all tipper builders go through the same grief trying to get a nice even gap with the forward and canopy skins level with each other. I had it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tires and Tubes

My experience is that not all tubes or tires are created equal. The Michelin Airstop or the Aero Classic Leakguard hold air much longer between refills...even when using nitrogen. The regular tubes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,617
Posted By RV7 To Go
Oil consumption is ok. Compressions are ok. Any...

Oil consumption is ok. Compressions are ok. Any metal in the filter?

Like the other poster's mechanic suggested, I would continue to run it and monitor. FWIW.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By RV7 To Go
Rotec 48/4-5 and MS 10-3878

Needing a carb for my newly overhauled Lycoming O-360 A1A 180 hp engine for my work in progress 7, I purchased a Rotec TBI. The decision was based on the advertised more power, smoother running,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By RV7 To Go
That would be for doing the fuel flow check to...

That would be for doing the fuel flow check to ensure adequate supply to the carb and no restrictions.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By RV7 To Go
Red cube cal

Fill the tanks then go fly. Fill up when you return and compare the actual amount with the Dynon. Do this for a few flights. If they are the same you are done. If not, from the manual:

"Over time,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By RV7 To Go
Yours appears to be an A model. Mine is not so I...

Yours appears to be an A model. Mine is not so I am not sure if it is the same.

I ran mine down through the centre tunnel, under the fuel valve, along the front of the main spar adjacent to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By RV7 To Go
TW time

I was building a 7 with no TW time...about 400 hrs in 150/172's. Figured I better learn TW for when the 7 was finished.

Couldn't find any transition training here in the Great White North so I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,158
Posted By RV7 To Go
Struts

I installed them on my 7 about 40hrs ago. Big improvement over the originals!

Al
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-21-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,066
Posted By RV7 To Go
Tosten

I have the same Tosten grips as Bruce. The grip can be rotated to the desired position until the cap screw is tightened and the lock nut secured. Once secured the grip will not rotate.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,170
Posted By RV7 To Go
Truck

I rented a 26' truck from Penske with an extended lift gate to bring my 7 to the painter and then the airport. The extended lift gate was long enough to allow the fuse to be rolled on to the lift...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,167
Posted By RV7 To Go
Similar experience here. The last repair cost me...

Similar experience here. The last repair cost me $100 to fix my Zulu originals...cheaper than a new set I figured. These have been repaired 3 times since new. All under warranty except the last...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By RV7 To Go
I had a similar situation with my engine. I...

I had a similar situation with my engine. I contacted the cooler manufacturer and was told that there was no real way to ensure complete removal of the metal particles from the cooler due to the way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By RV7 To Go
I used the 500x5 Leakguard tubes on my 4 for 3...

I used the 500x5 Leakguard tubes on my 4 for 3 yrs and 450 hrs. Used to have to rotate the tires on the drum every 25 hrs to even out the wear. The tubes survived the constant rotations with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,224
Posted By RV7 To Go
I also bought a set of them for my 7. My issue...

I also bought a set of them for my 7. My issue was not getting the canopy closed but having the corners of the canopy hit the rollbar when the canopy was left partially open in warm weather with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,937
Posted By RV7 To Go
Also, plan your firewall penetrations for wiring,...

Also, plan your firewall penetrations for wiring, alt air and install the cabin heat box.

Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,253
Posted By RV7 To Go
I believe AOPA, COPA, FAA, and TC are trying to...

I believe AOPA, COPA, FAA, and TC are trying to work out an arrangement that would allow US Sport pilots and basic med PPL holders to fly in Canada and Canadian Rec pilots to fly in the US. At the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,757
Posted By RV7 To Go
Muff

I made my own heat muff's similar to that one, 6" long and 1/2" clearance to the pipe. One was for a 4 with an O-320 and one for a 7 with an O-360. Both work great. I get a 50 rpm drop when heat is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-29-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,524
Posted By RV7 To Go
Cowl

Can't speak to the latest cowls but I had about 2" to cut off the back of my cowls (2008 kit) with the standard extension. I would suggest no less than 3/8" clearance from the back of the spinner to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By RV7 To Go
Might be a good idea to stagger the mag rebuilds...

Might be a good idea to stagger the mag rebuilds by 50 or 100 hrs if you can. We had someone on our field that did them both at the same time in the same shop. He went flying, about a 2 hour flight...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 46,796
Posted By RV7 To Go
Valve Sticky

I think this is a great reference thread on something that seems to come up regularly. Any chance of the moderator making it a Sticky in this category or maybe in the Traditional Engines section?
Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,046
Posted By RV7 To Go
Thanks Carl. PM sent. Al

Thanks Carl. PM sent.
Al
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,046
Posted By RV7 To Go
Air filter

How are you guys getting hundreds or hours out of one of these air filters? I have 100 hrs on my stock O360 with stock Vans FAB using the K&N E3450 air filter. It came with the firewall forward kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,963
Posted By RV7 To Go
Vernatherm

Rick, I installed an EZ Cool Flap due to the high CHT's on my newly rebuilt engine in my 7. It did bring CHT's down about 10 degrees on climb. I am no expert but I think the louvers and flaps are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By RV7 To Go
Rudder trim

One of the guys on our field with a 6A installed a single non adjustable lever and spring to correct his rudder trim issue so he didn't have to add an external tab. Worked great for him so I thought...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,910
Posted By RV7 To Go
Plugs

I had an O320 160 hp powered 4 for 4 years and 450 hrs. The oil consumption was 1 qt every 12-15 hrs. After about 15 hrs it would start to run rough during the runup. Usually the #4 bottom plug but...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-18-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,900
Posted By RV7 To Go
Memory Foam

I can't speak to the difference between foams but I can say that my Flightline memory foam seats are very comfortable. The longest legs I have flown are 4 hrs but was comfortable to the end. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By RV7 To Go
Static

There is lots of info on the site regarding static port issues with non Vans rivet style ports.

I purchased a 7 which had been started and came with nice looking machined ports from ACS, which I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By RV7 To Go
Rotec

I don't have experience with the smaller units but I have a 48-4/5 MK1 on my O-360 powered 7. My only issue is that it runs a little lean at WO throttle. I have just received a new spray bar which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,572
Posted By RV7 To Go
Most guys on our field (myself included) just use...

Most guys on our field (myself included) just use a pump style oil can. Many pumps have a plastic hose with a brass nozzle which can be cut off and the hose then fits the bleeder. Just watch and feel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,877
Posted By RV7 To Go
Filter

I use the Tempest filters and have had no issues. Purchase them in a 6 pack to decrease the cost a bit.

On my 4 I installed a Casper Labs 90 degree adapter to make it easier to change. I still had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,893
Posted By RV7 To Go
Based on your later posts you seem to have much...

Based on your later posts you seem to have much concern over ditching. If your mission is still a lot of necessary flying over water or rough terrain I would keep the Mooney. Much better possibility...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-21-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By RV7 To Go
When I installed my Prestolite the pinion was out...

When I installed my Prestolite the pinion was out and would not retract after testing. I was told it required start RPM on the flywheel to retract the bendix. It worked fine on the first start and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By RV7 To Go
Lock

I installed the Vans latch. It has worked great for the 100 hrs I have flown on my new bird. I installed a lock (which was included with my ignition switch and uses the same key). It is a lever style...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,529
Posted By RV7 To Go
Well, since I am worth more dead than alive, my...

Well, since I am worth more dead than alive, my wife won't need the money when I go. She doesn't want to go through the hassle of selling my 7 so I told her to donate it to a worthy cause like EAA,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,853
Posted By RV7 To Go
I agree with Paul. Building an aircraft requires...

I agree with Paul.

Building an aircraft requires commitment. You must set a goal and constantly keep working towards it. I believe many people have the dream but do not have the commitment, hence...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,184
Posted By RV7 To Go
My 60A PP alternator failed after 2 hrs (runaway...

My 60A PP alternator failed after 2 hrs (runaway tripping the field breaker). I took it to a local alternator repair shop. For $100 they replaced the blown rectifier and regulator. It is still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,185
Posted By RV7 To Go
Static port

Just a comment on the static port itself, since the location is resolved.

I initially used the ACS "STATIC PORT ALUMINUM 15160" due to it's nicer connection to the line and my own stupidity. Big...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,690
Posted By RV7 To Go
Here in the Toronto area the inspectors are...

Here in the Toronto area the inspectors are volunteers. They only get paid mileage for the inspection. Not sure why the costs are so high.

The info on the data plate has to match what was written on...
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